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  1. Swings and roundabouts - our entire way of life would be utterly impossible without globalisation. Drives everything from unbelievable choice of food, to fast fashion, to extraordinary tech like smart phones, to cheap international travel. I think globalisation is great, as long as it can be regulated and everyone can work together. Which is what makes Brexit and all the other nationalistic stuff so daft in my opinion. We need stronger international institutions, not weaker ones.
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  2. Nightingales were absolutely the right move. One of the key things the government got right.
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  3. This is not going to go away. Not really sure what they can do. Governments going to suffer death by a thousands stats.... Fact is the raw number of excess deaths is huge and the government can't explain why. You can only say "it's too early to say" for so long, and then you just start looking incompetent.
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  4. Sophie Ridge: how come we have 28,000 deaths, the second highest in the world? Grant Shapps: we should be careful of using those figures, they aren’t reliable. As prof Chris Witty said we should look at excess deaths. Sophie Ridge: okay then, here’s the chart showing excess deaths way, way above any other country in Europe. Grant Shapps: yes, well it’s too early to be looking at those. Me: excess deaths are excess deaths - but why can’t everyone see exactly how this government manipulates, deceives and downright lies on any subject you want to mention? It’s despicable, espe
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  5. Oh yeah I think we defo do need them. My point was that if they end up being not needed, the government shouldn't be criticised for building them (different story if they're are misused) I guess by the time this lot of nightingale was complete, covid had already spread through current hospitals so segregating may have been difficult and the primary aim was to protect capacity /act as an over spill. Once we get this wave a bit more under control we should defo be segregating between hospitals and nightengales. That's just my best guess at how it went though so could be way off the
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  6. Yeah cant beleive people are starting to question the decision to build them. Government would have been slated if they hadnt. Better to have them and not need them. Plus this puts us in a good position for wave 2. Perhaps we can keep some degree of segregation e.g. put all covid patients into nightingale and keep regular hospitals running business as usual as much as possible.
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  7. Also it's worth saying that the testing number thing doesn't bother me from a volume level. Since waking up (way way too late) they have accelerated the numbers well. They could have said - hey we did 80k, missed the target sorry, plus we posted out 45k and everyone would have been fine I think. However bending it was a daft move, and one that has enraged not only the left but significant people in their base. It creates a trust issue.
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  8. My Cousin didn't make it. Died on April 8th and buried on April 24th. Another Rover lost at the Royal Preston Hospital at 11.47am. RIP my lovely Cousin David.
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  9. Yeah, that’s not what confirmation bias is....
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  10. Economic hit from Covid will be severe, with deep recession likely. Making the recession worse by at the same time cutting ourselves from our main trading partners and neighbours is madness. Tory ideology is killing this country ,
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  11. The top stars have probably made enough money , so can’t be arsed
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  12. Chris Witty is avoiding the scrutiny Chaddy. I’ve given you figures from two different sources both using Wittys method and coming to the same conclusion - over 45,000 deaths. The excess deaths can be seen anywhere. the govt will though gladly accept False figures about 100,000 tests in a day. you just won’t accept anything that shows your party in a negative light.
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  13. He's a journalist by trade actually. I applaud him calling out Hancock and his bullshit/incompetence.
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  14. Bradley sent the family a video message which was lovely. Rovers floral shirt in the hearse. He absolutely loved Rovers.
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  15. Number of tests still above 100k but dropped a fair chunk. Important to hit these high numbers consistently and not just one day to hit a target.
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  16. Hi all, Two things, firstly thank you all so much for the good wishes, it genuinely gave me a huge lift when I heard about this thread. A quick update, I'm now home with the family and recovering. Both me and my wife (as I feared both working in the NHS) got Covid, it was awful for a week and both very poorly. I suddenly took a turn for the worse and was rushed into Hospital with a Temp of 41.2 and was admitted into intensive care. Covid, Pneumonia and Sepsis basically kicked the life out of me for several days and it was very much touch and go if I survived or not. I spent 5 days in i
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  17. And his article was published in the Guardian (!), which shows why the Guardian is a quality paper which gives both sides of the story. Common response is to dismiss the Guardian as a Labour paper.
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  18. Made the problem worse by making 1/8th of them feel unwelcome in the UK.
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  19. Shanks & Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate
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  20. Nightingales came about to try and get ahead of the virus after watching Italy get overrun very quickly, they just ran out of space. We learnt from that crisis and got ahead of capacity and the virus. The hospitals themselves have been underused because we’ve had nowhere near the expected levels of hospitalisations, YET. This virus has a long way to go until we are out of the woods, it’s still very early days.
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  21. So, we've had a lot more deaths than expected but the nightingale hospitals are under used....that says to me that they should have concentrated on the care homes instead. Wasted all that money. Poor planning, a real shit show on all fronts from the government.
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  22. Why do I want to throw a brick through my tv when I see that weasel Gove?
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  23. And they count if they're directly from the virus or because people couldn't get the treatment they needed because they didnt get to hospital in time or couldn't get to a and e or whatever
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  24. We loved the tiger king as well, such an exceptional collection of characters. Couldn’t get into the jinx at all and gave up on it. Subsequently a friend told me about the twist and I wish I’d stayed with it! Loved the sopranos as well but I think the wire is the greatest tv ever made, it’s just wonderful and it’s well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it yet.
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  25. Matt Hancock loves a app Sparks, I wonder why: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/30/matt-hancock-accused-of-breaching-code-over-gp-app-endorsement
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  26. Take a look at the interview then tell me what the UKs excess mortality could possibly be down to during that time period.
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  27. It's " Brexit " in name only. At the moment we're neither in nor out. Only the criminally insane would expect us to be leaving in the middle of the corona crisis.
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  28. I often wonder this, why do top stars rarely go into further footy careers? My suspicion is that top stars have achieved what they wanted, whereas lesser players perhaps still have goals that they need to achieve albeit vicariously through coaching and management?
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  29. Mark Hughes as a player would be my shout for this. Played a vital part in our promotion year in 2001, we had been stumbling a bit early season and he came in and made an instant impact with 2 goals on his debut. Important goals against Stockport and Preston that year too. Also, that performance in central midfield against Spurs in the cup final the year after, absolutely bossed it at 38 years old.
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  30. It was interesting to hear The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford confirm that the Welsh governments scientific advisors do not see it necessary to test in care homes if no symptoms are present. A staggering decision.
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  31. As much as I don't like to admit it but piers has done a decent job in calling the government out on certain things and highlighting important issues and he's probably stirred up public support on some topics that have led to actual changes. That said. It feels like he's always anti-whatever the government has just announced just for the sake of it. He's always putting a negative spin on things. Like the daily death rate is always announced in the most negative light whereas professor sakora will try and give a positive angle to it as it's trending in the right direction, ma
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  32. Serious? The Tories are currently 20pts ahead of Keir Starrmer's none-more-beige Labour. So, naturally, the congenitally stupid Nick Cohen has written a column about the death of right-wing populism. This from a man who has spent the last 12 years ignoring the rotting corpse of centrism.
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  33. Always liked Simon Barker. Presumably football in top flight when he went to QPR. Or maybe Rovers wanted the Money!
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  34. Still fighting the referendum 4 years on....?
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  35. Yes, my comment was entirely in the context of economics which was the discussion I replied to. I am appalled by the fact the in Britain we don't expect we can make anything anymore because the Chinese and others can do it far cheaper. The human rights costs are incalculable and there's a huge reduction in employment prospects for our own---by which I mean real jobs not Amazon warehouse ones. In terms of international organisations i agree with you completely!
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  36. Nobbers cock it up for us yet again on the second day of May!
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  37. It could be the result of Brereton trying to kick a steady arse
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  38. I'd say David Goodwillie, he always reminded me of a Scottish Wayne Rooney. Also Mauro Formica, who was very similar to Gabriel Batistuta in my opinion. ?
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  39. We’ll bottle it even in a virtual game.
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  40. Just watched it all , really enjoyed it ..ok it might not be 100% factually accurate but I really enjoyed it , and I think it's something that ANY football fan or Anybody who is fond of a period drama would enjoy to
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  41. Daily Heil speculating 'Was the baby conceived a week after Boris entered No10?' You'd think even the Mail would call her by her name and not her number...
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  42. That Rovers win at Man Utd that Kean lived off for 2 more years.
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  43. There's going to be a massive Brexit extension. No way it's happening in the time of Coronavirus. What a shitshow the last four years have been - Brexit, Trump, Global Pandemic. If you'd told someone in 2014 that was round the corner they would have asked you what crack you were smoking. I am sincerely hoping we've hit bottom and sanity will return next year. Usually after a major global crisis (Great Depression, the World Wars, collapse of the Soviet Union) the world emerges a better place as everyone realises that treating each other decently and working together actually makes a l
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  44. “A stepping stone to even greater things....for me”!
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  45. That's a brilliant kit. At least half a dozen of that lot would walk into the current team - Newton Wilson, Hunter, Knighton, Rogers, Metcalfe. The Don, Dick Mulvaney, and John Connelly won't be far off. 2 England internationals ( 1 a current regular ). 1 Scottish international, 1 Northern Ireland International ( a current regular ), 1 Eire international ( again a current regular ) plus a scattering of U-23 caps. Somebody like Jimmy Hill or Malcolm Allison would have got that lot promoted. It's funny how one of the least likely players in Laurie Calloway went on to have a very long
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  46. A framed photo found in the loft of the 1969-70 squad. It was actually the inside spread of the Football League Review that, for some time, was included with your match day programme. Three years after I started going to Ewood. I love everything about this era. The uncluttered, superb kit, simple green keeper’s jersey, white match ball, black boots with dubbin and the ground. Still some good players on show but relegation was around the corner.
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  47. Without doubt the worst day of my football supporting life, it still hurts now
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  48. During the height of the anti-Venkys feeling and ‘us and them’ beteeen fans and club (around the time of Kean/Shebby/Aggers/Shelvey) it was widely believed that the LT sent in its stories to ‘the club’ for... let’s say.. comment (rather than approval). In one article the editor, seemingly, hadn’t spotted that ‘someone’ had scribed “please take out” - presumably next to a line that ‘the club’ wanted removing fro the article. Infamously, and to my recollection, the line “please take out” made it to print! (Or maybe it was leaked - I can’t remember 100%).
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  49. Found some old newspaper clipping whilst pottering:
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