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3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Hill: Will devol... · 1 reply · +1 points

OK, well, we can only rely on the figures the government give us - and presumably the government too rely on their own figures - the last lot (5 May) were 649 passing away and 6,111 more positive tests. Even if this is not 100% accurate, it is still a heck of a lot of people for one day.

No-one can argue we have got back down to where we were as of 15 March.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Hill: Will devol... · 2 replies · +1 points

The worry of these leaks just before a bank holiday weekend is that lots of people will pre-empt Sunday's announcement and go to the beach.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Hill: Will devol... · 5 replies · +1 points

When we still have hundreds dying each day, thousands more getting the virus, and still shortages of protective equipment, it does not seem sensible to think about lifting the lockdown in any part of the UK. On the contrary, perhaps it should be tightened. The 'five tests' have clearly not yet been met.

If, on the other hand, the government or either regional parliament are just giving up, then why not drop all the restrictions?

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 1 reply · +1 points

Ho ho.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 0 replies · +1 points

OK, well, I have provided examples in my comments above - I do not think things like the bedroom tax and free schools are 'liberal'. We will just have to disagree.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 2 replies · +1 points

I just gave it as an exception to the point about who was more to the right out of New Labour and the Conservative-ed governments.

It was a historic social reform, being introduced gradually around the world, which New Labour, despite its huge majorities, failed to implement and instead chickened out with the halfway house of civil partnerships.

As far as I know, the current government have no plans to repeal same sex marriage or civil partnerships.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 4 replies · +1 points

The BBC never mentions Lib Dem policy, or the Lib Dems, full stop. It would not be so bad if it criticised Lib Dem policy - at least that would be an acknowledgment that those policies exists.

Clearly you did not watch Sky News during the general election. Several times a day it referred to 'The Brexit election' - which suited the Conservative agenda, who wanted this to be the main issue.

For the record, I have no problem with not paying for the BBC - but I think it more likely that the Conservatives will use this as a threat rather than go through with it.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 4 replies · +1 points

Well, to be more specific, new Labour would not have held the referendum in the first place, as they would not have had the UKIP or backbencher pressure that forced the Conservatives into this policy.

One exception to this rule could be the introduction of same sex marriage - that's one liberal thing the Conservatives did, and have retained, which new Labour failed to introduce, instead bottling out with civil partnerships.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 0 replies · +1 points

Further examples are the reduction in benefits - with the benefit cap, the bedroom tax and the plans (not yet realised) to abolish tax credits. On the environment, the coalition did some positive moves but this has gone backwards in the last five years. And although new Labour introduced some private investment into the NHS and schools, this has accelerated with the health and social care act and the introduction of free schools.

The current government is certainly not a 'left liberal alliance'.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 7 replies · +1 points

OK, New Labour would not have supported Brexit (although Corbyn's Labour did). The Conservatives have supported Brexit for four years.