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Herd Immunity
at 08:37 1 Apr 2020

To clear up any misunderstanding, here was the Government's Chief Scientific Advisor trying to justify the 'herd immunity' strategy. It isn't conceivable that he was doing this without this being Government Policy.

While it obviously would have led a lot of people unnecessarily dying, and we could argue about how the individuals responsible would have been held to account for that, they changed their approach - you can't be tried for the consideration of mass murder, so that side of the discussion is moot.

But it is highly relevant to the situation we're in now - under that more laissez-faire approach, we wouldn't have been prioritising testing, it wouldn't have formed a key part of our strategy. So it's only been two weeks that we've been seriously thinking about how to expand testing capacity (since we changed tack), whereas in other countries they were working on their testing infrastructure from far earlier.

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This is a bit worrying, if predictable
at 19:24 31 Mar 2020

Michael Gove straight up lying to the country about why they haven't been able to carry out many COVID tests - surely they would know someone would check? (read the whole twitter thread)

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COVID adding extra dimension to 6 Nations
at 18:03 8 Mar 2020

The Irish (very few infections) are still in with a chance to win the title, but are left with away matches at France (loads of infections) and Italy (virus-ridden).

Can they persuade the authorities that the matches should be played behind closed doors? Or will they take 15,000 Irish fans to Paris next week, and take the infections as part and parcel of international sport?
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Any guesses for our daily total of new coronavirus cases?
at 15:40 5 Mar 2020

I'm going for 78.
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Presumably we can watch tonight on Ifollow?
at 13:29 3 Mar 2020

Will wait to see the line-ups before deciding between Chelsea-Liverpool and Ipswich-Fleetwood though.
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Sorry for duplicate post!
at 14:06 29 Feb 2020

https://twitter.com/IpswichTown?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5E
[Post edited 29 Feb 14:08]
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Anyone got any clues on the formation today?
at 14:06 29 Feb 2020


https://twitter.com/IpswichTown?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5E
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Camper van suggestions please
at 13:32 27 Feb 2020

I've been given the go-ahead (just about) to buy a camper-van type vehicle for a research project. Will involve driving a long way from the UK to a field sites in N Norway, needs to fit in some equipment and lots of food (but not loads) and be reasonably comfortable for 1 person for a few months. Needs to be fairly robust, with reliability absolutely critical.

Budget probably £10-12k.

Thinking that basically the converted people carrier type vehicle is the best bet? Any suggestions?
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Disgusting that we're still doing this:
at 19:43 10 Feb 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/10/windrush-deporting-people

It's ethnic cleansing.
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Really good from Barnay Ronay on Jofra Archer
at 18:58 7 Feb 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2020/feb/07/england-jofra-archer-cricket-

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"the the Queens English is the spoken tongue here"
at 14:45 2 Feb 2020

Brexit Britain looking confident, outward looking and comfortable with itself. Great stuff.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/feb/01/police-called-in-after-poster-t
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Team for Sunderland then
at 20:02 1 Feb 2020

Norris

Kenlock
Chambers
Wilson
Woolfenden
Donacien

Downes
Skuse
Judge

Keane
Jackson

Can't see any problems there, should be an easy three points.
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Finally we're free to stamp on flags again
at 08:03 1 Feb 2020

https://au.tv.yahoo.com/brexit-day-party-goers-stomp-190000426.html
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This is bl**dy great
at 12:20 16 Dec 2019

This is a p*sstake isn't it?

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Swinson losing her seat, surely?
at 22:07 12 Dec 2019

nt
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Anyone voted yet?
at 07:05 12 Dec 2019

I'm just going to pop some shoes on and go over the road to put a cross in a box.
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Instead of all your pointless jibber jabber about tomorrow
at 19:50 11 Dec 2019

Watch John Harris' 'Anywhere but Westminster' series. Far and away the most interesting, challenging thing you could watch or read about the election.



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Here's the Andrew Neill challenge to Boris Johnson
at 20:04 5 Dec 2019

[Post edited 5 Dec 2019 20:05]
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Anyone see the end of Andrew Neill there?
at 19:32 5 Dec 2019

Extraordinary, electrifying stuff. Ripped Boris to shreds.
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Boris on Andrew Marr
at 10:12 1 Dec 2019

'We'll have a free port in Northern Ireland, and we'll be able to set the VAT rate on sanitary products too. All the benefits of Brexit will be there.'
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