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  1. I would imagine that the thinking is that it is counter productive to widely share the data with the public when you trying to raise consumer confidence at the same time. The economy has clearly got to be opened up as we will be unable to last until a vaccine is available (if at all). Obviously I am conscious that relying on the government to handle the data appropriately is unpalatable to some.
  2. I would tend to agree with you there, but I think the majority will see through any white paper produced as there will not be enough black gold to pay for it this time around, let alone set up a sovereign wealth fund. That’s before considering the proportional amount of debt that they will have to take on.
  3. I am not doubting that there are high levels of support, but any poll right now might just be a reflection of the perceived management of the current crisis which the SNP can easily deflect blame which after all is their modus operandi. If they couldn’t answer questions on currency before, how are they to do so now given the complete different economic circumstances and the new political reality of Brexit.
  4. I disagree, at the last election the parties that supported independence secured only 46% of the vote and so it is very premature to suggest that an independence result at a referendum is a given. It would also ignore the issues that have been raised since Brexit, the plummeting oil price that is unlikely to get sufficiently better anytime soon and the debt that they would likely incur which will have risen since Covid. Their reduced educational standards would also be a factor given Sturgeon wanted to be judged by them.
  5. I’m not sure whether I am understanding you correctly, but I assume that you don’t think we should honour our war dead? This would be irrespective of the nature of the conflict? As you point out, the military do not get to choose where they deploy or their rules of engagement that they need to abide by as they are sent there by the government that was elected by the country.
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52876999 This gives an indication for cancer.
  7. For the opportunity of balance, have you read the Government response to the Times article? https://healthmedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/19/response-to-sunday-times-insight-article/?fbclid=IwAR2_tmpCjYQXAgOlB7b9_pbH7hh4Rlg7glThCvxN8OX4jMTqKnhQTjwW878
  8. https://fullfact.org/health/boris-johnson-coronavirus-this-morning/
  9. Distribution is certainly the biggest challenge as the scale is enormous. The government are not lying when they say there is a herculean effort ongoing
  10. Whilst I understand the concern and angst of frontline staff, I do think that people are underestimating the PPE distribution and procurement challenge this country is facing. Knowing many military personnel involved in this, all I can say is that it is not through a lack of effort that this issue is dragging on.
  11. Covid-19 for the many not the few
  12. I believe he said he would like to see his mum but clarified this later by saying he would Skype her.
  13. https://order-order.com/people/boris-johnson/
  14. Where the killings of soldiers by Iranian supplied IEDs extrajudicial, or does it only matter when someone of note is killed? Yes it is an escalation, but the Iranians cannot expect to act with impunity which is why the opportunity to strike in this manner presented itself in the first place. An escalation is also running a covert nuclear programme until discovered, targeting shipping, the role of Hezbollah, Iranian involvement in Yemen etc etc I am not absolving the West from blame, I just feel that there are enough people covering that side of the argument on here.
  15. It seems it was a clear surgical strike with no collateral damage, I mean it’s not like he was taken out in the departure lounge. I would say that Soleimani set the precedent through his involvement in killing US and UK troops.
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