Call_me_Virgil

Call_me_Virgil

90p

1,243 comments posted · 4 followers · following 0

10 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The tragedy of Coronav... · 0 replies · +1 points

This article reads like the officers on the bridge of the Titanic arguing about the size of the iceberg.

18 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Invictus: The bedwette... · 1 reply · +1 points

Even applying a worst case of 20% Covid patients requiring hospitalisation, there is a 96% probability of both parents not being hospitalised. Taking the kid into care was never, ever, going to happen. There were relatives willing to help. Could they not get from Durham to London? Could none of the London based relatives provide help - IF and WHEN it was needed? As for security, we are talking about a man who gets police outriders when deemed necessary.

Cummings could have offered his resignation, shown she contrition and Johnson could have refused it saying that his input was too important not to be available to him People would have accepted that. But instead rather this government has chosen to strain every sinew, not to defeat the pandemic but to protect and unelected, unaccountable and seemingly untouchable advisor.

I agree that opinions have crystalised. Unfortunately, for the national interest, the majority have crystallised to a position of not trusting this government. This will undermine compliance with follow on steps. The extent to which it will cost lives and livelihoods is yet to be seen, but it sure as hell ain’t going to make things better.

For its worth, i too condem the doorstepping of Cummings and I can although Mailtless monologue was brilliant and cathartic in its expression of what so many of us are thinking, it was misplaced.

19 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Invictus: The bedwette... · 1 reply · +1 points

IMHO this is just about the only thing woerth reading on this site today.

20 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Anthony Browne: We can... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yes. I see the sense in what you are saying. I just wonder about it’s policing ( and arbitration) from my position of ignorance.

20 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Anthony Browne: We can... · 4 replies · +1 points

Would you be concerned about complicnace, given that there are incetives not to comply? If you are, any thoughs on how it could/should be implemented?

21 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Hancock trails ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Do they really think that people aren't going to game this?

Should I get a call I will be using my instincts and rather than putting my family at risk be being quarantined for 14 days on SSP, I will be developing symptoms. perhaps a deterioratiopn in my eyesight such that I loose the ability to see a blantant lie, or perhaps a cough, and use that to qualify to get myself tested. If I'm clear I'm out and off to the beach.

21 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Hancock trails ... · 0 replies · +1 points

'World beating"!!! How about for the first time in the handling of this pandemic the governement settles for competent?

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 0 replies · +1 points

So the kid went in the ambulance his own?

Jeez

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 2 replies · +1 points

Are you and TfT serious?

Lets consider

Cumming’s probably Covid infected wife took their potentially Covid infected son to hospital.

2. The Bluebell Wood may be private property, but that doesn’t mean that it is not in the the public realm. Cheltenham racecourse, Anfield and the ski bars of the alps are all private property and responsible for spreading the contagion. Given that Cummings has acknowledged that he was seen in the woods is indicative that it is not property from which the public is excluded.

3. The little sojourn on the river bank in Barnard castle was most certainly in the public realm

4. Stopping of en route ‘home’ was in the public realm

I would also suggest that placing a small child in the company of possibly two infected people in the confined space of a car is not the actions of somebody who is concerned that said small child may become infected.

And that is just taking what Cummins said at face value.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 1 reply · +1 points

The latest serology surveillance from Sweden has shown that, overall, about 5% of Swedes have had Covid and 7.3% of those that live in Stockholm. This is well short of the rate that 20+% Tegnal was predicting/hoping. Equilibrium will not be reached until about 70% have been infected. So they are about an order of magnitude off. As expected and was predicted, their peak is very flat and they are long way from being past the first wave.

So, not only have they had a greater number of per capita deaths than other nordic countries but compared to say Denmark, they are now under greater economic shutdown. The lesson from around the world is that those that locked down hardest and faster not only minimised deaths, but also protected their economies. It was always about the area under the curve.

Sweden is trapped in a horrendous hole of Tegnel’s making.