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2 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tony Jefferson: Rebell... · 2 replies · +1 points
I totally take the point that at the beginning covid caused need for action and lock-down was one answer. But since then the fear has been ramped up by the News, by the adverts and in social media. People round here are genuinely scared. Is this any worse than, for example, polio (killed children) or tuberculosis (killed young men and women)?
I have never been to China myself, but isn't Wuhan back to normal now?
Aren't there 2000 new variants on the original covid? So why is this one special?
How do the figures from deaths - deaths - by covid compare with flu and other killers?
How exactly does lock down work?
Why was the Great Barrington Declaration not publicised properly?
On a personal note: I was surprised by how excellent the new vaccination was. Beautifully organised through the local NHS.
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Academy sca... · 2 replies · +1 points
(And a lot of money is being spent on them at the moment.)
For me, I think they are for several things at the moment: compliance. Obedience to the State. Passing a lot of exams to please the teachers, each of whom thinks their subject is very important. Getting a helluva lot of money (especially University Vice Chancellors etc and Academies people) for teachers. Its a job innit. Employing a lot of support staff. Showing the power and importance of the State.
Why go? Well, as one "student" told me when I asked him (he was skiving at the time), "You 'ave to, dontcher."
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - May's new Brexit hell.... · 0 replies · +1 points
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - May's new Brexit hell.... · 1 reply · +1 points
Are you ready for the revelation?
Quivering with anti-
Well, here it is:
We have to stay in the EEA by joining Efta.
We have to leave the EU.
Not perfect, I admit.
But of the two alternatives: the WA and hard Brexit, both of which spell disaster, which do you prefer?
PS We need a politician who can spell this out clearly and forcibly and have the guts to take risks.
At the moment I do not see one. Do you?
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Interview. "Look, this... · 0 replies · +1 points
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Conservatives should t... · 1 reply · +1 points
Dictators love appealing to "the People" whether through a referendum or the TV (Chavez) or billboards (Saddam Hussein).
At the moment, of course, as so often, our elected representatives have got it badly wrong. Part of Mrs May's problems is that she is not comfortable with people who are cleverer than she is and she is, in fact, an elected dictator, lonely, badly advised and stressed. And as appealing as the unloved Headmistress of a very large school.
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Conservatives should t... · 3 replies · +1 points
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Venezue... · 0 replies · +1 points
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Peter Golds: Suspended... · 1 reply · +1 points
Actually I'm rather proud of my site and it is teaching me a lot about Islam.
Do you know any Muslims yourself?
They do really good Rendang.
4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Bald: Misbehaviou... · 1 reply · +1 points
Now today the Progressives (us) have won hands down. And we have produced a set of State Educated children who are not quite as good as we thought they were going to be.
Perhaps it is time for a radical solution? A reboot?