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3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Sebastian Rees: The NH... · 2 replies · +1 points

"It remains to be seen whether there will be a deep, fundamental shift in attitudes to death and dying, concepts of death, the care of elderly and vulnerable people, and the goals and purposes of medicine."

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Penrose: We can c... · 0 replies · +1 points

"The government launched a major recruitment drive last year to recruit 50,000 customs agents to help fill the additional 260 million customs forms a year as a result of Brexit."

Rather than argue for or against Brexit, how about someone - perhaps John Penrose himself - writes a CH article that provides a positive solution to this particular issue. Or are customs forms and customs agents a permanent feature of our trade with Europe and we will just have to learn to live with the additional red tape?

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Philip Mitchell and Ch... · 0 replies · +1 points

The working class created what you call the "modern UK" in 1945.

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen McPartland and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Of course the cladding companies are innocent before being found guilty by an article or an enquiry, but it does suggest that eventually the CPS may be able to pursue criminal charges.

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Conservative MPs on wh... · 0 replies · +1 points

I wasn't intending my post to be particularly for or against lockdowns.

It was a comment on the unsoundness of self-selecting opinion surveys.

But hopefully, if the vaccines significantly reduce the number of hospitalisations, the vast majority will then support the removal of most if not all social restrictions.

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Conservative MPs on wh... · 3 replies · +1 points

The YouGov poll is more reliable because it uses a sampling methodology and does not seek out those most motivated to vote.

Talk Radio survey respondents are self-selecting. Lockdown sceptics tend to be angry people who are more likely to respond (and may even have voted multiple times).

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: Why would a... · 0 replies · +1 points

"It works: 0 deaths, only 4 severe cases among 523,000 fully vaccinated Israelis."

Obviously there will be further studies and analysis, but at the moment this is good news for normal people. Let's hope it continues.

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: Why would a... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yes, keep the personal insults coming... It always brightens up the day.

Still not sure whether or not you have withdrawn your original assertion.

I assume you think there has been insufficient testing of vaccines and all the countries in the world that have approved vaccines are 'shockingly irresponsible'. What level of testing would satisfy you? Would the benefits of vaccines (but perhaps you deny there are any?) outweigh the risk of deploying early, as we have done?

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: Why would a... · 3 replies · +1 points

Do you still maintain that developing vaccines is 'shockingly irresponsible'? That is where you started and as far as I can see you have neither repeated nor retracted your initial argument.

3 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: Why would a... · 6 replies · +1 points

Yes, I have found comparable countries, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Unfortunately for you the comparisons totally refute your case.