Victoria Smart

Victoria Smart

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1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Coronavirus Count · 0 replies · +1 points

Our population will be increasingly polarised into those being paid to stay hat home and those who have to go to work to earn money to live on.

Expect more and more people to travel to whatever work they can find, especially if they pay for that work is supplementary to their furlough pay.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Coronavirus Count · 1 reply · +1 points

Was that testing for those who currently had the virus, or for those who had recovered from the virus ?

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Coronavirus Count · 0 replies · +1 points

We need to know how many people are dying of COVID-19 outside of hospital and we also need to know how many nurses are dying of COVID-19, not just doctors.

Also, I am hearing increasing resentment of the lockdown and it's related consequences. Our government needs to delegate more to local regions and local councils to decide which businesses can and cannot be open and where residents can exercise and shop.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Sharma - Banks ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Our government has been caught out by making promises they could not keep.

Dyson saying he can make ventilators is not the same as him saying he has made them.
Bamford restarting a part of one of the 16 factories he has furloughed to make cabinets for ventilators is not the same as making them.

Ministers need to be wary of being fed over inflated promises.

On the testing fiasco it would be better if our government held it's hands up and admitted that it could and should have done better. Again it was fed over inflated promises and did not question those promises before announcing them to the public.

Our government needs to get better at under promising and over delivering.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Ben Roback: Trump want... · 4 replies · +1 points

I am no fan of Trump, but on this he has a point. In 3 weeks time we could have a test available to determine if an individual has had the virus and can go back to work to restart the economy.

However, the US jobs figure out later today and our own jobs figures when they come out will show a massive rise in unemployment which will bring with it a drop in consumer spending that will take far longer than 3 weeks to rebound.

Long term he is on a winner. All those trillions of dollars being given away by the US government will cause the stock market to soar, but will that be in time for his re-election and what will be the impact of the soaring death toll ?

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Rushi Millns: Remote w... · 0 replies · +1 points

Schools teach social skills, which are as important as subject specific education in the development of the child. Also schools are the levellers in our society, enabling those from disadvantaged backgrounds a way to improve themselves, if they so wish.

Good article Rushi, parents will indeed be looking forward to when schools reopen.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Rushi Millns: Remote w... · 1 reply · +1 points

I regret that books are becoming a niche hobby.

Go into any library and half the space is now taken up with computer screens and the libraries there are left are trying to find a future role for themselves.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "I want to reassure ev... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good to see Sunak and the Treasurer taking steps to prevent a 2008 style cash flow crisis.

Next they need to address the needs of businesses and individuals whose business model has been ripped up by the need for social isolation to deal with the virus emergency.

I am reminded of the Coal Board crisis of the 1970's when the miners strike shut the pits and all the businesses supplying the mining industry lost their customer. The NCB became buyer of last resort and also there was a sustained effort behind the scenes to repurpose the suppliers. We were twinned with BP and I was part of team assigned to developed products we could make for BP. I suggest this an example of how businesses and individuals could be refocused for the duration of the medical emergency.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Sunak declares ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Excellent performance by Sunak and appropriate first response to the economic crisis caused by the medical emergency.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Sunak declares ... · 1 reply · +1 points

The loans are there to ensure that unpaid suppliers can maintain cash flow and avoid the whole economy crashing as happened in 2008.

You are right that it does not solve the issue of businesses and individuals whose business model has been ruined by the social shutdown. Their long term survival depends on how long the shutdown will continue for and that looks bleak at the moment.