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We're all fed up with it, but the "let it rip" people are not being honest about the consequences.
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.
Frost, the author of the disastrous withdrawal bill and TCA gets to own the consequences.
Made me smile.
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.
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.
And with the cynicism on brexit he's given away his best club for beating the govt going forward. Bizarrely bad.
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.
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.