Tuesday 13th April 2021

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Tuesday 13th April 2021

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Morning all.
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Good morning.


In case you need reminding of the Home Office's awfulness.

https://twitter.com/AlasdairMack66/stat ... 7504492544" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
For instance the HO doesn’t seem to have considered whether creating a less opaque, unresponsive & deliberately obstructive immigration process with full rights of appeal & a functioning complaints process might drastically reduce numbers of legal challenges & therefore costs 7/

Or perhaps it has considered that. Perhaps the Home Office values the benefits of a system where everyone involved drowns in red tape & impenetrable laws & rules, in which case you might think it ought to shut up about the legal costs involved in maintaining that system 8/
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Re: Tuesday 13th April 2021

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Well that is shocking news :P
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Good afternoon, everyone.
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The last couple days' threads here are good.
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A total of 151,313 deaths have now occurred in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the ONS said.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... 820d8653bb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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150k deaths - an unwanted milestone.
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Good afternoon.
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New Opinium London Mayor poll:

Sadiq Khan (Lab): 51%
Shaun Bailey (Con): 29%
Sian Berry (Green): 8%
Luisa Porrit (LD): 8%
Peter Gammons (UKIP): 1%
Another: 2%

If repeated next month, Khan would be the first London mayor elected on first round votes alone.
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Brian Rose as well, especially given how much he has spent on his campaign.
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Good morfternoon.
Tories accused of corruption and NHS privatisation by former chief scientist

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s ‘chumocracy’ is using Covid crisis to sell off health service by stealth, says Sir David King

Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of corruption, privatising the NHS by stealth, operating a “chumocracy” and mishandling the pandemic and climate crisis, by Sir David King, a former government chief scientist.

“I am extremely worried about the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, about the processes by which public money has been distributed to private sector companies without due process,” he told the Guardian in an interview. “It really smells of corruption.” (Guardian)
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Boris Johnson has warned of the consequences of lifting lockdown, telling reporters:
"As we unlock, the result will inevitably be that we will see more infection, sadly we will see more hospitalisation and deaths, and people have just got to understand that."
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... 5f7f94e935" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This is outrageous.
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https://mobile.twitter.com/kateferguson ... 5262666756" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Boris Johnson warns Brits not to tear the pants out of it now lockdown is easing. Says "it's very important to understand the reduction in deaths...has not been achieved by the vaccination programme. It's the lockdown that has been overwhelmingly important"
11:23 AM · Apr 13, 2021
Although this tweet raises a lot of questions, the one I'm most focused on is 'what on earth does "to tear the pants out of it" mean?' and did Boris Johnson really say that?
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Since its Johnson, he probably did.

I don't actually think he meant his remarks to come out as they have been widely interpreted, but that just shows that he doesn't do nuance very well.

(and, needless to say, our media even less so)
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:Since its Johnson, he probably did.

I don't actually think he meant his remarks to come out as they have been widely interpreted, but that just shows that he doesn't do nuance very well.

(and, needless to say, our media even less so)
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Goodnight, everyone.
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