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by JGD
4 Feb 2021 12:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 2112

Re: Anybody clap last night?

We clapped for the NHS every time to the last night - but by then we began to sense it had been hijacked by our populist PM. This time, community clapping was bereft of people being quite so willing to engage and probably for the same reasons as we began to lose our will to engage last time - becaus...
by JGD
26 Jan 2021 19:17
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Good order and discipline
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

Re: Good order and discipline

thread-head writer finding herself a sole voice while others merely put the view and ergo the writer down. It cannot be the case that the expression of a contrary view means that it automatically assumes or means the writer is being put down. The essence of discussion means that views will be expre...
by JGD
26 Jan 2021 16:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

Not HMG, JGD. SG. It shouldn't be a prioirty for SG because 100% of civil service capacity is going to manage the pandemic at the moment. I don't know what function you would redeploy people from to resource the census. I'm sorry VB - did not read it that your comments were focused solely on SG. Ev...
by JGD
26 Jan 2021 12:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

Sorry stuart. All fair points but I just can't agree with you that it's a priority right now. Anyway I hope you're keeping well and staying safe. Perhaps it should be considered a priority and if not, what compelling argument can be made to deny that it should not be? Political imperative? HMG at t...
by JGD
25 Jan 2021 11:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

An interesting BBC report relevant to parts of the discussion on this thread. Gordon Brown: Trust has broken down in way UK is run The public's trust in the way the UK is run is breaking down, former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown has warned. He said Covid-19 had exposed "tensions" bet...
by JGD
24 Jan 2021 11:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Local Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: Lewisham Local Plan

Timely post with good info - thanks Sydenham :D .
by JGD
23 Jan 2021 10:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

And, as in 1944 during D-Day a part of the Civil Service was helping to put the post-war welfare state together. Planning our way out of this mess is rather more important than wondering whether lockdown ends in March or May. I know Boris can't see that far - but Nicola surely must. If only to help...
by JGD
23 Jan 2021 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

I can't find a corroborating source for that Stuart - Do you have one? If so I'll get straight onto Nicola and let her know of your displeasure :D Ensure you have as concise a statement as can be prepared for Nicola. I Hear the lady likes to command her brief and can cut to the point very quickly. ...
by JGD
20 Jan 2021 07:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

Great to hear your news that it all went well, Robin.

Hope you both don't have to wait overly long for the follow up.
by JGD
18 Jan 2021 14:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Local Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: Lewisham Local Plan

Is there any evidence of people’s view being taken on board from previous consultations? I get the sense these consultations are a bit of a smokescreen and to give people the impression they are involved in decisions that affect their local area. Looking at the comments there are a lot of improve p...
by JGD
18 Jan 2021 14:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

Good news.

Hope everything goes smoothly and on time.
by JGD
15 Jan 2021 15:08
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 21
Views: 20586

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

Reflecting on your point - I have no idea what was in my mind when I chose to post on this thread.

An unconscious link back to the .life post you had made?

Or just a brain block?

Must do better.
by JGD
15 Jan 2021 11:26
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 21
Views: 20586

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

Robin - watched the Webinar last night. Hugely informative and a number of local GP's engaged, describing their experience so far with the vaccine rollout and what their expectations are for the short term. One GP described her account of being a recipient whilst accompanying her father for his vacc...
by JGD
12 Jan 2021 11:48
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Concerning Chris Beach
Replies: 21
Views: 20586

Re: Concerning Chris Beach

If I could risk an ad hominem remark, I have in the past tried, with increasing difficulty, tried to give Chris the benefit of the doubt, but his latest post has pushed me over the edge. He is, I suggest, a malicious pest. He should, imho, be invited to retire to rural Kent and not come back. This ...
by JGD
11 Jan 2021 08:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

Here is the "hospitals are always full in winter" debunk.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1347200855376875523
by JGD
11 Jan 2021 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

I repeat I am not a covid denier however there are many shroud waving doctors who exagerate for the benefit of their departments over other rival departments in their hospital John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times produces yet another clear graph that shows historical data on flu ICU admissions ...
by JGD
10 Jan 2021 12:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

By the way all my info comes from the office of national statistics In November, Dr Sarah Rasmussen, a Cambridge University mathematician, complained to the UK Statistics Authority that data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) about the risk to teachers was “unacceptably – and seemingly int...
by JGD
7 Jan 2021 09:43
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Spam posts on this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 12832

Re: Spam posts on this forum

What happened to the phase where we have the more traditional anti-anything on-street protests culminating in rioting and looting. The recuperative period for broken heads and bones often leads to a more reflective outcome - a purgative effect, if you will, that can be much more pronounced. Now loo...
by JGD
6 Jan 2021 09:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12239

Re: how to get out of this mess

Shocking figures emerging today (Wednesday) about the acceleration of spread of the virus in South East London. From a figures of a few weeks ago where it was reported that approx 1 in 900 people were infected, we went to bed last night being told 1 in 50 is now the ratio. Unfortunately since last n...
by JGD
4 Jan 2021 14:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: thank god i have left the uk
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Re: thank god i have left the uk

Hit him hard over the head with a metal bar and commanding hard-a-port would be judged right and ethical. But there are too many big coppers with pointy things between us and Boris. And steering the ship of state while others cry mutiny is difficult. I have only become aware recently, Titanic steer...