BobSymons

BobSymons

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30 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Garvan Walshe: We can ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Very sensible.

We're all fed up with it, but the "let it rip" people are not being honest about the consequences.

30 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Garvan Walshe: We can ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Exactly. An expat that I know in Nigeria went for a test and whilst he was there he thought "why not. Whilst I'm at it I'll get my driver and housekeeper done".

He found out they were both positive.

As well as the general youth of the population lots of people just die over there and the covid death rates are hidden amongst that general noise.

Anyone who's spent time in Lagos can see that it's going to spread like crazy. All of that's going to be taking place outside our borders.

30 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Frost's appointment ch... · 1 reply · +1 points

I suppose there's some poetic justice in this.

Frost, the author of the disastrous withdrawal bill and TCA gets to own the consequences.

Made me smile.

30 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Frost's appointment ch... · 1 reply · +1 points

Exactly and these were ported directly into EU law.

We have in the TCA committed to following those same international standards.

So the rules that people spent years moaning about are still going to apply. All that's happened is that non tariff barriers have been created because the governance mechanisms have been separated.

30 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Frost's appointment ch... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's nothing to do with brexit. All of the steps taken were taken whilst we were still operating under EU law.

30 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Garvan Walshe: We can ... · 3 replies · +1 points

The picture isn't fully clear yet but as it clarifies the policy choices will become clearer.
As I understand it the amount of virus people carry is linked to the severity of their symptoms and so the vaccine will reduce the quantity of virus out there and thus the mutation rate. So looking hopeful.

However this only applies within our shores. There are likely to be huge reservoirs of it in other countries. Sub Saharan Africa for instance has supposedly escaped but I see that with their generally higher mortality rates, their younger population it is still prevalent and untreated but not felt in the same way as it is here. So I suspect that travel restrictions will be in place for some time and for people like me who wrre regularly traveling in Asia and Africa with their work it will be some time before things get back to normal.

31 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Drakeford attac... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're right. He's not ahead of the curve - just a couple of weeks ahead of the govt who (vaccine procurement excepted) have been unfathomably off the pace on for example quarantining new arrivals. But as you say it doesn't seem to be doing him much good currently.

And with the cynicism on brexit he's given away his best club for beating the govt going forward. Bizarrely bad.

31 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Philip Mitchell and Ch... · 0 replies · +1 points

China is clearly not a friendly country anymore - if it ever was.

We need to follow a conscious policy of decoupling our economy from China and bringing back strategic capabilities not just to ourselves but to the west generally and to other friendly countries.

31 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: WHO won't rule ... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's great! Stopped clocks and all that.... :-)

31 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Drakeford attac... · 2 replies · +1 points

I agree that Starmer is disappointing.

Brexit is turning into an economic and political crisis. The effects are hidden behind covid for now but they will come to the fore fairly soon. Starmer should have been clearer that the combined withdrawal agreement and TCA is disastrous. Instead he got his people to vote for it - unbelievable.

On attacking the govt over covid, this is his job and he's been ahead of the curve most of the way through the pandemic but it's not done him any good.