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"The BNP has adopted a hard Eurosceptic platform from its foundation. Under Tyndall's leadership, the BNP had overt anti-Europeanist tendencies. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he maintained the party's opposition to the European Economic Community. Antagonism toward what became the European Union was retained under Griffin's leadership, which called for the UK to leave the Union. One of Vote Leave's biggest donors during the Brexit referendum was former BNP member Gladys Bramall, and the party has claimed that its anti-Establishment rhetoric "created the road" to Britain's vote to leave the European Union."
To suggest there is no challenge or questioning of government policy is absurd. If anything, there is too much. It's leading to a form of national paralysis. Masks is a bizarre example of bad policy. It's the opposite. There was no evidence earlier on and there use was discouraged by the WHO. Later on evidence was published, now fairly extensive and strong research, suggesting masks have a positive impact. WHO now also recommend mask se. So we changed policy.
You were arguing people want to see the analysis behind the rules, so yes that will take a large report. But even specifying different types of behaviour is difficult. The existing guidance is already fairly extensive and most people complain they can't follow it.
One week deaths data can not be taken as a trend (if you had a basic understanding of data analytics or research you would know that). We have nine weeks of data from the second wave showing there have been at the very least a moderate level of excess deaths. The links you keep posting demonstrate that, but again you don't understand how to interpret what you are posting. That's not an insult it's a fact.
I do not use emotive language, I use facts. Hence my nickname. And in terms of nicknames, the term 'people in glass houses should not throw stones' comes to mind.
Week 44 is not a peak. It is likely to increase again based on published NHS deaths. The report you referenced clearly states the UK has 'moderate excess deaths' using the Z score. ONS also shows we have excess deaths above the 5 year average.
If the hospitals are full, people will be dying in the corridors and car parks as they bang on the doors of hospitals that will of closed their doors. What do you think happens to acutely sick people when hospitals are full? Everyone just takes a paracetamol and waits patiently at home until things calm down.
You need to do more reading on excess deaths. You do not understand the data you are posting. The cleary show we have excess deaths.
You are essentially asking for a level of certainty that does not exist. That has been the problem with this pandemic. The government is dealing with a public where many people are losing their 'science virginity'. Science does not provide absolute truth. It provides a probable indication of causation based on the available data. The data constantly changes and often most of the data is unknown. Therefore the conclusions of the analysis will constantly change (and have). The government should be commended for undertaking 'u turns'.
Basically, we all need to grow up.
The chart you provided for excess deaths shows the UK has a 'substantial increase' using the 'Z score. I think you are misreading it. You can also view the actual ONS data which shows the same thing. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommuni...
If you know we can reduce current deaths with actions that may cause additional deaths in the future (which are for all intents and purposes unknowable) then it makes sense to go ahead with the actions.
Again, all we are trying to do here is to stop people dying in hospital car parks due to the hospitals over flowing. That seems reasonable to me. We are not trying to prevent old people from dying who would of died anyway.
I actually think one of the reasons they moved out of tierring and into a full lockdown was because tiering was seen as 'attacking the north'. The later is a ludicrous suggestion but was seriously being put forward by the media and opposition.