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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 05:51:34 PM »
So he didn’t stay with his parents , his family didn’t provide childcare, therefore he stayed at a 2nd home again against the rules (whether it’s nice or not) Then he went for some sort of a test drive with possibly defective eyesight.
Not a word of apology to the public who have had similar or worse situations without the privilege he has the bloke is morally bankrupt !!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 05:33:14 PM »
Not after 14 days.
This was before he even left London !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 05:13:32 PM »
Unless his version can be disproved, his version whilst not entirely acceptable, it is at least credible and broadly within the distancing rules.
No  no no . He broke his first rule when returning to work after his wife displayed symptoms !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 04:49:49 PM »
So 250 miles no toilet break ,20 mins on way home bog required !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 02:20:19 PM »
It is very difficult to see what he can say other than continue with his denial. If he comes out and apologies clearly it’s far to late. If he admits he shouldn’t have done it then he makes a complete idiot of PM and most of the cabinet and if he dares to mention Stay at Home he could well get his gonads ripped off without anaesthetic !!!!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 01:44:05 PM »
For the conspiracy theorists his announcement of making a statement came shortly after Durham police were formallly asked by their commissioner to look into the allegations .

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Today at 01:21:35 PM »
Cummings to release a statement later and take questions from the media

He’s going to come out and wind everyone up even more isn’t he?  ;D
He could say he offered to resign  ;D 2problems 1 he is at least 24 hrs too late and 2 who’s going to believe him he has already said he didn’t do anything wrong.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 08:15:16 PM »
A damning condemnation



Stephen Reicher
@ReicherStephen
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As one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few short minutes tonight, Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given on how to build trust and secure adherence to the measures necessary to control COVID-19.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 07:31:29 PM »
Dominic Cummings touched my knee, pass it on.......
With his near side bumper whilst you were hitch hiking on the A1 ?  ;D ;D

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 12:35:27 PM »
"Clearly if you have adults who are unable to look after a small child, that is an exceptional circumstance

Jenny Harries. Deputy CMO on 24th March.
Wouldn’t this have been in place for those Kids likely to be at risk of abuse /physical violence ?

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 10:30:25 AM »
The Cummings incident has sent the debate off at a tangent. Discussions are now all about whether Cummings should go or whether Boris will stick out the criticism and keep him. It’s a side issue; the really important subject is the virus and future policy. I am no expert but history of pandemics shows that a common factor is the ‘second wave’. If this second spike in cases happens in the Autumn and Winter, then we could be in for a very difficult time. Sweden has been criticised for their approach but it could well turn out that the immunity gained from a more relaxed attitude may well pay dividends come the Winter. The virus isn’t going to go away, we are all, as individuals, going to have to make choices about the risks that we are prepared to take in going about our ‘normal’ lifestyles.
Is it not possible that Cummings may well have given any 2nd wave a helping shove as I feel that many will see this as a green light to go and do whatever they want.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 10:27:11 AM »
The ones publicly denouncing Cummings are those who have a personal history with him - Baker, Collins et al

I think the Government/Boris should have came out yesterday and said “Sorry, he broke the rules but there was a legitimate reason. We’ve given him a slap on the knuckles” and showed a bit of humility. We may have been able to move om

The continued dancing round this subject for a week is not what we need.
A simple ‘ I made an error of judgement ‘ type of semi apology would have almost certainly have sufficed

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 10:11:44 AM »
The important voice this morning is Shapps, he's toeing the line. 5 MPs and counting out of 365 isn't a major issue.
It is more a case of what they are saying e.g


Damian Collins
@DamianCollins
Dominic Cummings has a track record of believing that the rules don’t apply to him and treating the scrutiny that should come to anyone in a position of authority with contempt. The government would be better without him

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: Yesterday at 09:58:27 AM »
MoreTory MP’s now saying similar to this

Sir Roger Gale MP
@SirRogerGale
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While as a father and as a grandfather I fully appreciate Mr Cummings’ desire to protect his child. There cannot be one law for the Prime Minister’s staff and another for everyone else. He has sent out completely the wrong message and his position is no longer tenable.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:56:11 PM »
Probably fortunate they have a 2 week recess

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:54:12 PM »
So he's not going anywhere then. As I said last night when the story broke.
That’s the problem ...he shouldn’t have done !!!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:26:22 PM »
I'm not now, and never have been a fan of, in my opinion the obnoxious mr C. However anyone who makes enemies of the people he is said to have made enemies of cannot be all bad. Someone of his ilk is essential to the operation of elected government, ensuring the 'professional' civil service responsible for the effective carrying out of policy, actually do the job government requires of them. It has not been unknown for senior members of the civil service to obstruct ministerial authority, and these vested interests need to be weeded out and neutralised. A person of Cummings abilities, with sanction and powers to act, however distasteful, is a necessary evil to help ensure the will of the elected majority more often prevails than that of the self preservation tea and biscuits fraternity. And anyway if SNP representatives, and the privileged Piers Morgans and the like of the media world, find Cummings troublesome, then I am for Mr Cummings. For me he keeps his job, regardless, or because of those who would want him sacked. Would such an offence, warrant a sacking if it were not this particular man, even without what might be considered reasonable motives for doing what he is accused of. I doubt he will be sacked anyway, but whatever the outcome I do not see it as a knee jerk reason for breaking the lockdown. I will not be doing so.
Yes it does require a sacking ( if he won’t resign)We already have examples in the Scottish health lady and more recently Ferguson so Cummings being allowed to keep his position is On its own an act of hypocrisy !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 23, 2020, 12:44:42 PM »
I would sack him ! He was the bloke that has decided much of the policy for lockdown then swanned off and done whatever he felt like. As PM that puts me in a very bad position with the vast majority of British people many of whom will not have been able to visit their families In their homes for many weeks.

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:10:39 AM »
Amazingly his parents have now morphed into his sister !

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 10:47:54 PM »
Johnson now has a big problem......Cummings apparently travelled from London to Durham to go to his parents knowing he had the virus allegedly because he needed them for childcare !!!!!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:42:08 PM »
Bear in mind, that the data is mainly for analysis & it's not perfect, I believe the data shows how many tests were completed (some people are tested more than once).
If the reliability rate is constant, then, for analytical purposes, the number of tests works ok.
It certainly doesn’t count completed tests! it also includes tests sent out by post/courier currently accepted to be around 30/40k per day. There are rumours in places of another form of figure massaging emerging today too ,surely the number of individuals tested is a far better guide .

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Purely looking at this from a game theory optimal position the following is my take

Strong incentive for finishing the season.

Luton Charlton Barnsley Fulham* Bristol City Millwall Cardiff Blackburn QPR Swansea and Derby.

Strong incentive for not finishing the season

Stoke, Wigan, Huddersfield, Middlesbrough, Hull West Brom Leeds, Brentford, Forest and Preston


Neutral


Reading and Birmingham

My thinking is that a club with either a slim chance of making play-offs or in the relegation spots will take any chance to play out the season they have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Preston have little chance of a better outcome than play-offs so they should vote against a restart.

Fulham are very unlikely to finish outside the play-offs and as such free rolling a slim shot at automatics so on balance should vote to restart.

Brentford & Forest should vote against a restart and so should Leeds and ourselves along with the teams in 17th to 21st place.

Birmingham and Reading should be neutral although they are looking at a bunch of expenditure and absolutely no upside but equally no downside.

Personally I think we should  do the honourable thing and vote for a restart unless a restart pushes a club or clubs into administration.
Think  I have read somewhere today Derby are going to vote to end the season and use PPG for promotion and relegation in spite of their own position

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:23:14 PM »
Just came off a conference call, looks like the pub industry are going with July 4th reopening, most back mis/late june. going to be very different when They do open though guys. Also my company is fine to not open in July if there is another spike but spoons and one other (mnb I think reading between the lines) are in serious trouble if they are not able to open/have to close again. Next 12 months I expect a lot if not a majority of companies go under u less there is a miracle.
Have heard from a publican today July 4th is unlikely . He was saying brewers are constantly pushing for a definite date for re opening so as they know when to re start brewing , as of yet they have heard nothing. From when they re start they reckon 4 to 6 weeks until re opening

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 11:04:12 PM »
I'm sorry, but it does matter.

There needs to be an understanding of the care home business, they're not all the same.

As I pointed out, care homes inhabited by the better off, charge more for the care, subsequently make more profit, & are better able to cope.

The care home industry contributes about 1% of UK GDP, so it's massive.

According to the reports, the problems are around care homes that have residents funded in the main by Local Authorities.
Local Authorities, strapped for cash because national government wanted to keep council tax down, have nailed these care homes to the wall, they're just about able to provide a service in normal times, but have crashed in this crisis.

The NHS returning patients with coronavirus to care homes is a red herring, nobody who has tested positive has been returned to a care home.
Some have been returned awaiting results of a test, with the care home told to isolate the patient.

Allegedly, a significant factor in the spread of covid19 in care homes is when care home chains or franchaises have used care workers from a pool, so that infections from one care home are transmitted to another.
That is bad housekeeping, nothing to do with local or national government.
It is irrelevant because the people I mentioned are all human beings who's lives are being put at risk !!!!!

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Non Sports/ Non Politics Board / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:39:46 PM »
It is irrelevant what any of you think of care homes in any shape or form , what matters is they are inhabited by , staffed by people that have been treated poorly during this crisis !!

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