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 Post subject: Monday 7th February 2021
PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 6:37 am 
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 8:35 am 
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Good morning, everyone.
It's cold.
I'm wearing four layers, scarves and an outdoor coat indoors to keep warm.


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 8:39 am 
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UK care workers use up leave to avoid losing pay while sick with Covid
Failure to pay some staff’s wages in full while off sick raises fears they will keep working rather than self-isolate
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... sick-covid
this is unacceptable
Not protecting workers, not paying them enough, no meaningful support from businesses or government in a wealthy nation
it's unacceptable


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 9:55 am 
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A Twitter thread on the NHS proposals:

https://mobile.twitter.com/keepnhspubli ... 1758868487

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(2/5) Media coverage emphasised that Johnson is taking private contracting out of #NHS

He’ll be pleased - nothing further from truth

It refines direction of travel from Andrew Lansley Cons. to a more organised, less chaotic Johnson Govt version


Basically, removing competitive tendering is not taking services back in-house, it's removing the performance-related safeguards we have with the current system so more NHS services can be doled out wholesale without competition in the same way track and trace was.

You have been warned.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 10:26 am 
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Trying to sneak such stuff in "under the radar" would certainly not surprise me.


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 1:43 pm 
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Trying to sneak such stuff in "under the radar" would certainly not surprise me.

I don't think Johnson does 'under the radar'
he's a disaster area
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According to the draft white paper, the government is planning to reduce the role of the private sector in NHS England and give the health secretary greater control.

NHS commissioners would not be required to put contracts out to tender, which can draw competition from competing health groups. Instead, a new policy would leave the NHS and local authorities to run services and encourage them to work together more effectively.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... aper-shows
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"leave the NHS and local authorities to run services and encourage them to work...more... ."
National Health Service gone
no funding
that's the NHS gone


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 2:08 pm 
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Analysis in this bulletin includes deaths from week 1 2020 through to week 3 2021, to ensure full coverage of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Using the most up-to-date data we have available, the number of deaths up to 22 January 2021 was 668,567.
Of the deaths registered by 22 January 2021, 103,394 mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate.
This is 15.5% of all deaths in England and Wales.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... anuary2021
I haven't looked up Scotland's data


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I suppose everyone is aware of the Handforth parish council business by now? I've been to a couple of Labour meetings like that :mrgreen:


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
I suppose everyone is aware of the Handforth parish council business by now? I've been to a couple of Labour meetings like that :mrgreen:

"Handforth Parish Council meeting descends into chaos"



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I haven't seen it
Mr. citizen has
I'm surprised it's taken this long for something like this to happen
pressure, tension, frustration, fear
cooped up with children or alone for too long
no hugging between friends
suffocating stench of burning substances rising up from the flat directly below
appliances broken
it's like how I remember stories about the former Soviet Union
dreary shortages of consumer goods
freezing cold
I never thought I'd get old
I'm not depressed it's worse than that
I'm calm cold and aching
Stoke new infections still high and it's sorrowful, the year-long accumulation of deaths


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People just like me dying every day
It's snowing in earnest now


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damn chocolate is stale

I've gone off-topic and I'm whining
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 3:42 pm 
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Secretary of State writes to the Commission to complain that a particular sort of trade “which has been in place for many years” is no longer permitted.

I sometimes wish the EU just got a big red stamp that read “Brexit means Brexit”. ~AA

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2021 6:45 pm 
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citizenJA wrote:
People just like me dying every day
It's snowing in earnest now


Its going to be freezing all week, apparently - still waiting for some actual snow around here though!


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Goodnight, everyone.
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citizenJA wrote:
It's snowing in earnest now


Worse than that - it's snowing in Portsmouth.

Hello, there.


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Oh very good.

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My suspicion is that this UK government will eventually completely reverse course on SPS check alignment with the EU, pretend nothing has changed and suffer barely a whimper of Tory MP rebellion as well as no consequences from voters in England


It's as likely that after aligning with the EU on SPS checks, much of UK media will praise Johnson and Gove for their pragmatism

Yes.

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BBC news currently going on the Sturgeon/Salmond business, its starting to reach wider public consciousness now.


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