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If furlough ends at the end of april as many predict then how does NS propose to provide support to the hospitality, travel and culture sectors? 
When is the ‘adult conversation’ going to happen? Will Leitch admit he fucked up spectacularly? 

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5 minutes ago, Billy Jean King said:

Exactly this. Think about it logically if there is no furlough there will be no businesses ordered to close. After April any support will be very targeted to specific sectors.

All this hysteria about business closed until summer, unless Sunak decides that's needed it cant and wont happen. Add in an election in May and it's nowhere near as difficult to see through Sturgeons doom and gloom as most seem to be making out.

Less than an hour ago you were claiming that the phrase “for summer” meant that any easing of restrictions wouldn’t be permanent.  You’re all over the place.

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44 minutes ago, superbigal said:

Just noticed within the criteria to skip the vaccine queue.  All the Fat Cants on here are in luck.

Risk Group 6

Clinical conditions list:

 

  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)

Out of my way!
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1 minute ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

If furlough ends at the end of april as many predict then how does NS propose to provide support to the hospitality, travel and culture sectors? 
When is the ‘adult conversation’ going to happen? Will Leitch admit he fucked up spectacularly

There’s zero chance of that happening.  Indeed, he’s more likely to get a regulator slot on Sportsound telling everyone how great he is.

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2 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

There’s zero chance of that happening.  Indeed, he’s more likely to get a regulator slot on Sportsound telling everyone how great he is.

Nah, he'll host a new talent show: 

Leitch for the stars

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Not really been keeping in touch closely with how things are going in the U.K. or this thread for a while.  A question, My 88 year old mother got her initial vaccine in mid January, the expectation was that she would receive the second dose in three weeks. She is now telling me it will be 12 weeks before she gets the second jab. WTF?! If what was promised was three weeks is now twelve weeks, does this mean that there will be a reduction in the efficacy of the vaccine? P.S. she contracted COVID a few months ago and survived. She's a tough old gal.

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So the thought process alot of people in here is well that's what we expected so you can't be annoyed, utterly wild.

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Can't wait to pay a higher rate of tax for the rest of my life to pay for the furlough scheme whilst the government persist with building a high speed railway into London no one will use or housing nuclear weapons nobody wants costing billions.

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13 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

If furlough ends at the end of april as many predict then how does NS propose to provide support to the hospitality, travel and culture sectors? 
When is the ‘adult conversation’ going to happen? Will Leitch admit he fucked up spectacularly? 

In fairness Leitch is only able to carry out the bidding of The Guys 

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15 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

If furlough ends at the end of april as many predict then how does NS propose to provide support to the hospitality, travel and culture sectors? 
When is the ‘adult conversation’ going to happen? Will Leitch admit he fucked up spectacularly? 

An Independent Scotland wouldn’t have to worry about when someone else was going to end the furlough.

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26 minutes ago, Billy Jean King said:
51 minutes ago, Thereisalight.. said:
Nobody is disputing that education and the social aspect for kids (especially ones who are only children) is vitally important, it shouldn't be a trade off for every adult to put up with existing to work (that's if they even have a job left) and having nothing else to look forward to

Today's announcement isn't a trade off though. We are nowhere near being able to reopen gyms and it was 5-7yo kids returning.

This is complete and utter bollocks. We could in fact open gyms, non-essential retail and services tomorrow and the number of infections would still reliably fall. We have chosen to go with schools instead. That is a trade-off.

The fact that the SG is being so cautious and piecemeal about its flagship 'but the weans!!!111' policy tells you all you need to know about the significant impact that schools have on infection rates. If they make an arse of this return and infection rates flatten out as they are now, then it is additional weeks of otherwise needless restrictions on everything else all through the spring and quite possibly the first half of the summer as well. 

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Well that was an interesting read for the last hour. Definitely cured my boredom that’s for sure. 
Not sure why everyone is losing the head, Nicola Sturgeon basically told us weeks ago what to expect and what not to expect and that’s exactly what happened. We knew we weren’t coming out of lockdown and we knew only the younger kids were going back. 
Actually, it’s all starting to look a bit more positive. Steps are being taken to get us out of this mess which is a great sign. We’re a lot further forward today than we have been for nearly a year. 
Things are looking up. 

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1 hour ago, Thereisalight.. said:

Why should we continue testing people when the elderly/vulnerable have been vaccinated? These test centres cost tens of thousands to run per day. Is it really feasible to keep burning money to tell some 40 year hypochondriac that they dont have covid? 

As apposed to being locked down or tiers until 2022 or beyond?

A fraction of the cost. Every successful country has been on top of the virus with ttt. Its this short sighted approach that you mention that wrecked the economy and killed 100,000 people.

Testing pays for itself many times over.

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Less than an hour ago you were claiming that the phrase “for summer” meant that any easing of restrictions wouldn’t be permanent.  You’re all over the place.
I was doing nothing of the kind. I was pointing out the wording in the article that was quoted to me said "for summer" rather than "in summer" nothing more than that. I pointed out they have different meanings which they do. It was a comment on someone elses opinion not my own actual opinion.

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3 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:

You can surely appreciate my frustration, though.

It's incredibly impractical for both me and my employer to now have potentially just 5 days notice as to whether or not I should be availalable to go to work or continue to shield.

I thought shielding had ended? 

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This is complete and utter bollocks. We could in fact open gyms, non-essential retail and services tomorrow and the number of infections would still reliably fall. We have chosen to go with schools instead. That is a trade-off.
The fact that the SG is being so cautious and piecemeal about its flagship 'but the weans!!!111' policy tells you all you need to know about the significant impact that schools have on infection rates. If they make an arse of this return and infection rates flatten out as they are now, then it is additional weeks of otherwise needless restrictions on everything else all through the spring and quite possibly the first half of the summer as well. 


Whilst delighted i am able to pack my sprogs away from next week, i agree that there is no reasons for gyms not to be open if we are opening schools.

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Just now, D.A.F.C said:

As apposed to being locked down or tiers until 2022 or beyond?

A fraction of the cost. Every successful country has been on top of the virus with ttt. Its this short sighted approach that you mention that wrecked the economy and killed 100,000 people.

Testing pays for itself many times over.

Not if it causes restrictions to continue longer than necessary, as a result of panic over cases

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3 minutes ago, RH33 said:

I thought shielding had ended? 

Came back with the start of lockdown. Those living or working in a level 4 area should avoid all unnecessary contact and not go to work for as long as "lockdown" is in place.

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Not really been keeping in touch closely with how things are going in the U.K. or this thread for a while.  A question, My 88 year old mother got her initial vaccine in mid January, the expectation was that she would receive the second dose in three weeks. She is now telling me it will be 12 weeks before she gets the second jab. WTF?! If what was promised was three weeks is now twelve weeks, does this mean that there will be a reduction in the efficacy of the vaccine? P.S. she contracted COVID a few months ago and survived. She's a tough old gal.
The UK policy is 12 weeks between doses. Loads of info on efficacy, policy etc if you google it.

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22 minutes ago, Todd_is_God said:

Nah, he'll host a new talent show: 

Leitch for the stars

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I’d watch it if  the premise was strapping him to a rocket and launching him into space. 

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