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Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 5:49 am
by refitman
Morning all.

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 9:32 am
by gilsey
sky wrote:
I was watching the 'local' BBC News while up North and today to guage the North East public's reaction to restrictions being lifted they were in Hartlepool. Again. Have journalists found themselves trapped there after the by-election?
The idea that southern journos think Hartlepool is representative of, well, anywhere else at all, is worrying.

Redcar isn't very different but it does have a fantastic chippy.

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 9:42 am
by gilsey
The number of excess deaths in India during the Covid-19 pandemic could be 10 times higher than the official death toll, according to a study that estimates that between 3 million and 4.7 million more people died than would be expected between January 2020 and June 2021.
:shock:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... icial-toll

If I've got my decimal points in the right place, our rate would be about 2/3 of that.

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 10:53 am
by AnatolyKasparov
gilsey wrote: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 9:32 am sky wrote:
I was watching the 'local' BBC News while up North and today to guage the North East public's reaction to restrictions being lifted they were in Hartlepool. Again. Have journalists found themselves trapped there after the by-election?
The idea that southern journos think Hartlepool is representative of, well, anywhere else at all, is worrying.

Redcar isn't very different but it does have a fantastic chippy.
Its not even representative of its own region or (traditional) county. And this was just as true when I was NE based in the later 1980s.

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 12:27 pm
by refitman

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 12:38 pm
by refitman

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 1:33 pm
by AnatolyKasparov
A silver lining is that the party is well rid of some of them.

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 3:42 pm
by refitman
AnatolyKasparov wrote: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 1:33 pm A silver lining is that the party is well rid of some of them.
I doubt those are the ones that will be going.

And the party is just hiring temp workers to replace them.

Re: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Posted: Tue 20 Jul, 2021 9:11 pm
by RogerOThornhill
Harry Mount writing in the Telegraph that

"It’s time Prince Harry closed the book on trading off his family name"

Er...