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Old 26-03-2020, 11:16   #1336
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Jfman, I just removed an entire post you had directed at another member, your tone is rather abrupt. Calm down.
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Old 26-03-2020, 11:21   #1337
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UK deaths rise to 463 after latest NHS England figures record 28 more deaths.

https://news.sky.com/story/live-bori...kdown-11963248
I see they now need family permission to announce a death, so 28 may not be the total who died in the 24 hours previously.
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Old 26-03-2020, 11:26   #1338
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I see they now need family permission to announce a death, so 28 may not be the total who died in the 24 hours previously.
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Old 26-03-2020, 11:44   #1339
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I see they now need family permission to announce a death, so 28 may not be the total who died in the 24 hours previously.
I doubt they need permission to announce the numbers.
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Old 26-03-2020, 11:58   #1340
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I doubt they need permission to announce the numbers.
Yeah, I can understand the thing about releasing names, but numbers of deaths are the bread & butter of the statisticians/scientists/media


not meaning to sound sarcastic, but by heck it's pointless watching any news programs unless you live in one of the big cities
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Old 26-03-2020, 11:58   #1341
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Not on if correct:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...box=1585163756
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Old 26-03-2020, 12:01   #1342
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I doubt they need permission to announce the numbers.
Newsnights political editor said it:

https://twitter.com/siennamarla/stat...202818561?s=20

Hopefully we get clarification on this - it’d be a crass way to massage the figures for bureaucracy to lose a few permission slips along the way.
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Old 26-03-2020, 12:51   #1343
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by heck it's pointless watching any news programs unless you live in one of the big cities
Can you explain? I don't live in a city but don't find the news irrelevant.
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Old 26-03-2020, 14:22   #1344
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So let's see what's happening.

UK: Army brought in to deliver supplies of PPE etc and in process of.

EU. Joint European Procurement Initiative has been able to secure on the world market concrete offers of considerable scale on shortest notice.

Hmmmm.

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I see they now need family permission to announce a death, so 28 may not be the total who died in the 24 hours previously.
Care to provide a link to that if you can find one. Facebook doesn't count.
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Old 26-03-2020, 14:24   #1345
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So let's see what's happening.

UK: Army brought in to deliver supplies of PPE etc and in process of.

EU. Joint European Procurement Initiative has been able to secure on the world market concrete offers of considerable scale on shortest notice.

Hmmmm.

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Care to provide a link to that if you can find one. Facebook doesn't count.
You can click the link above to see the the source. I would imagine the state broadcaster would have corroborated this in line with their editorial guidelines.
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Old 26-03-2020, 14:28   #1346
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What’s not on is the Independent using this crisis to try to campaign on the future relationship, painting anything the EU does as somehow virtuous and heroic and every decision by HMG not to participate as self destructive and evil.

We have our own procurement plans, and anyone capable of reading past the spin the independent has put on this story will note that nowhere is there any suggestion that the UK’s approach will result in fewer items arriving more slowly. They have gone to some lengths to prompt careless readers from drawing that conclusion by basically welding two different stories together - but nonetheless they still don’t actually report that the UK government has actually disadvantaged itself. Because there’s no evidence that it has.
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Old 26-03-2020, 15:01   #1347
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I thought that the USP of The Independent was that they were supposed to be politically neutral and this should really apply to Brexit/the pandemic and everything else.
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Old 26-03-2020, 15:06   #1348
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I thought that the USP of The Independent was that they were supposed to be politically neutral and this should really apply to Brexit/the pandemic and everything else.
So you're happy to simply accept what the EU allows our quota to be or should we sort out ourselves how much we actually need.
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Old 26-03-2020, 15:10   #1349
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My comment was directed at The Independent not, apparently, being independent.
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Old 26-03-2020, 16:14   #1350
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52048216

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Leeds United's players, coaching staff and senior management have volunteered to take a wage deferral because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa and his players will give up part of their wages "for the forseeable future".

The Championship leaders say the move will ensure that all 272 full-time non-football staff can continue to be paid.
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