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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by Doc67 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:04 am

DaveG wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:31 am
O deary me,

They are having to go to bed early....what a catastrophe

The one on the left and the right is a given (knowing your track record).

But, the one in the middle.... would ya @[email protected]
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Post by Doc67 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:19 am

DaveG wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:31 am
O deary me,

They are having to go to bed early....what a catastrophe

In the UK I usually go for a beer at 5pm and I'm all done by between 7-8pm. The younger crowd come in at about 8-9 onwards so I generally miss them, and 'young ladies' like those in the film.

Now they know it's game over by 10pm, they will all start piling into the pubs earlier and bump into old farts like me who, after having 4 or 5 pints (or more) now think you look like George Clooney and decide the scenery is well worth sticking around for and who knows, you might get lucky; you never know!
Spoiler:
You won't
The result is a crush from 7pm onwards with young and old suddenly socially mixing whereas before they would not have. Plus the old might well hang about for even longer viz a viz the new and improved scenery.

I am of an age to remember when pubs were only open between 12 and 2pm on a Sunday and people would be queueing outside and banging on the doors at 12:01pm Generally pubs were rammed to the gunnels during those 2 hours. Today, you'd probably be all alone in a UK pub at 12:01pm on a Sunday.

You either open pubs or you close pubs. You don't force the same number of drinkers into a shorter time period. This is stupidity on a grand scale.
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Post by Doc67 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:46 am

Accidents on maternity wards cost NHS £1bn a year

Here's another NHS scandal in the making. The NHS has a culture of deny and defend, regardless of the merits of a persons claim of obvious avoidable harm being caused by the NHS. This is because the lawyers get involved at a very early stage and it is in their interests to string it out. NHS Trusts have a 'Duty of Candour' but even when ordered to do so by Freedom of Information requests, less than one quarter actually comply with any meaningful information.

People do not enter into litigation lightly, especially when a hospital death has occurred. But when they are faced with a wall of silence or lies, they are energised into doing so. This is why the NHS has annual spending on legal services and compensation of £2.4 Billion a year. The maternity scandal costs them £1 billion alone last year, which is twice the amount spend on maternity doctors salaries.

Accidents on maternity wards cost the NHS nearly £1 billion last year, Jeremy Hunt, the chairman of the Commons health committee, has revealed.

The former health secretary said the bill for maternity legal action was nearly twice the amount spent on maternity doctors in England. It was part of the NHS’s £2.4 billion total legal fees and compensation bill, up £137 million on the previous year.

Mr Hunt has also told the Daily Mail there is evidence that hospitals are failing to provide details of avoidable deaths despite being ordered to do so three years ago as he highlighted “appalling high” figures which showed that up to 150 lives are being lost needlessly every week in public hospitals.

Responding to the figures, Mr Hunt said: "Something has gone badly wrong."


In 2017, he told trusts to publish data on the number of avoidable deaths among patients in their care. But freedom of information responses from 59 hospital trusts, about half the total, found less than a quarter gave meaningful data on avoidable deaths.


https://www.pslhub.org/blogs/entry/1332 ... bn-a-year/
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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by God'sGift » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:52 pm

looks like UK is gearing up for full blown fascism next week - why no one protesting?
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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by God'sGift » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:53 pm

DaveG wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 am

Too right, especially with a twat like Boris at the helm
yes, the buffoon doesn't know what to do other than making soundbites


Still, if you have a nice big house, garden, are retired etc.. or on 2.5kmonth free furlough money , then who cares? Let's just sock it to the plebs yah..
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:15 pm

September 20, 202010:11 AMUpdated 2 hours ago
Britain is at COVID-19 tipping point, health minister says
By Reuters Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is at a tipping point on COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, warning that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don’t follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in recent weeks to more than 4,000 per day. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called it a second wave and stricter lockdown measures have been introduced in areas across the country - with London possibly next in line.

“The nation faces a tipping point and we have a choice,” Hancock told Sky News. “The choice is either that everybody follows the rules ... or we will have to take more measures.”

Hancock later told the BBC that a second national lockdown was possible option.

“I don’t rule it out, I don’t want to see it,” he said.

Johnson announced fines of up to 10,000 pounds ($12,900) on Saturday for people in England who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19.

In addition to tighter rules on social gatherings across the country, several cities and regions in Britain have had ‘local lockdowns’ imposed, limiting even more strictly when, where and how many people can meet up socially.

Asked about comments from London mayor Sadiq Khan, who said on Friday new restrictions were increasingly likely in the capital, Hancock said: “I’ve had discussions this week with the Mayor of London, and the teams are meeting today to discuss further what might be needed.”

Hancock was also asked on Times Radio about the possibility of Londoners being told to work from home later this week, and said: “Well, I wouldn’t rule it out.”

The opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said he would support whatever measures the government brings forward, but criticised the government’s testing system for not having the capacity to deal with increased demand as schools returned.

Reporting by William James; Editing by David Clarke and Toby Chopra
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN26B092
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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by armchairlawyer » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:51 am

A source said: ‘There’s not much on the cards to look forward to. The next six months are going to be pretty s***.’

https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/20/boris-jo ... -13297616/
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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by Doc67 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:37 pm

Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures

This is looking bad for Johnson. Many people are finding out that their suspicions about him being unfit for the highest office, i.e. a lazy chancer, were justified. There is a lot of experience and talent on the conservative benches, but an awful lot is not in the cabinet which is chosen for political reasons. He doesn't want smarter, better people making him look second rate. The government has a big majority and over four years left in office. If they are going to dump him now is a good time.

Boris Johnson is facing a massive parliamentary revolt over the way he is imposing Covid-19 restrictions on the British people without first consulting MPs – amid new signs that confidence in his leadership is collapsing in the Conservative party and across the country.


But Johnson is now under intense pressure to beat yet another retreat, this time over how coronavirus rules are agreed and imposed, when, on Wednesday, ministers seek a six-month extension to special powers that allow them to act unilaterally over Covid-19.

In a sign of Tory unrest over both the extent of restrictions to counter a second wave of Covid-19 and the way parliament is being bypassed, the chair of the backbench 1922 committee, Graham Brady, is winning wider support for an amendment calling for MPs to be allowed to debate and vote upon any new measures before they are implemented.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... d-measures
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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by Yerg » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:17 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measures

This is looking bad for Johnson. Many people are finding out that their suspicions about him being unfit for the highest office, i.e. a lazy chancer, were justified. There is a lot of experience and talent on the conservative benches, but an awful lot is not in the cabinet which is chosen for political reasons. He doesn't want smarter, better people making him look second rate. The government has a big majority and over four years left in office. If they are going to dump him now is a good time.

Boris Johnson is facing a massive parliamentary revolt over the way he is imposing Covid-19 restrictions on the British people without first consulting MPs – amid new signs that confidence in his leadership is collapsing in the Conservative party and across the country.


But Johnson is now under intense pressure to beat yet another retreat, this time over how coronavirus rules are agreed and imposed, when, on Wednesday, ministers seek a six-month extension to special powers that allow them to act unilaterally over Covid-19.

In a sign of Tory unrest over both the extent of restrictions to counter a second wave of Covid-19 and the way parliament is being bypassed, the chair of the backbench 1922 committee, Graham Brady, is winning wider support for an amendment calling for MPs to be allowed to debate and vote upon any new measures before they are implemented.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... d-measures
Out of interest, who would you like to see him replaced with? Rishi Sunak has a bit about him.
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Re: UK News, Updates and Discussion

Post by DaveG » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:50 pm

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