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  1. 3 hours ago, Innovindil said:



    Publisher Bloomsbury says vaccines will be compulsory for UK staff returning to its offices when they reopen.



    In March, a poll of 2,000 workers, conducted by employee review website Glassdoor, found more than half thought there should be a requirement for staff to have had a Covid vaccination before they go back to the office.

    Of the workers polled, one in seven said they would hand in their notice if they were required to return before all employees had been vaccinated.


    The first of what is suspected to be many companies declaring compulsory vaccinations for returning workers. Interesting to see what comes of this legally, surely can't be firing people who refuse to take it, or can't take it. Plenty more firms declaring no more new non-vaccinated hirings. A complete shitstorm and one the government seems keen to ignite, I dislike anti-vaxers as much as the next guy, but this is completely uneccessary and potentially a little self-destructive.

    Yup. Good luck in the employment tribunal with that. 


    No different to an employer insisting you drink alcohol or wear short skirts

  2. 36 minutes ago, Sunbury Fox said:

    You're comparing the excitement around this signing to the signing of Perez???! I remember there was a huge amount of scepticism when Perez signed, which has proven to be quite justified given his largely mediocre performances for us.

    Almost universal agreement at the Perez transfer that we'd paid three times over the odds....and that viewpoint has turned out to be more or less accurate 

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  3. 5 minutes ago, Finnegan said:

    West Ham fans being furious that he's come here are like me being mad that Eva Mendes married Ryan Gosling. 


    The man was previously linked with Chelsea and Arsenal and was a dead cert to go to Liverpool a week ago. 


    The fvck were they getting their hopes up for anyway? 


    One Burnleyesque freak season in the top half and they think they're relevant, Christ. 


    West Ham have to learn, as we are learning, that being a top 5 side is a squad game and actually rather difficult.


    Apart from Antonio, they were blessed fielding the same 10 players, more or less, every week. 


    Let's see how top of the table they are when they have four or five injuries, going deep into league and fa Cup cups and playing europa league. Do that, and then give it the big one. 

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  4. 23 minutes ago, Durnerz said:

    Fish, carrots, broccoli are the main ones.


    I grew up in the 'freezer generation' so freshly made food was only really sunday roasts and fry ups due to having parents working long hours during the week.


    Amazing to think of the range of foods I love now. 

    How I didn't contract CJD in that period, goodness only knows. 


    Cheapshit frozen burgers and lasagna and bolognese from Bejam was more or less all I ate

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  5. Twice I've recnelty posted on this thread, and I generally dont give two hoots about Tigers..


    But this looks interesting. Leeds Rhinos boss man coming to sort the defence out 




    As an outsider looking in, seems Borthwick is at long last shaking the old boys club up at Tigers after Cockerell, Murphy etc  (I based that on hearing that Austin healy can't stand borthwick) and bringing them up to date 


    Much needed. And good for the City if Tigers become a powerhouse again. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Legend_in_blue said:

    How convenient.

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    There's a fcking surprise. 


    And no.mention ever again of this malevolent 'Nepal variant' that was, bizarrely, supposedly rife in Portugal (as obvs Portugal and Nepal are known for their close cultural ties) and used as the excuse for stopping holidays there. 

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  7. How's India getting on anyway? 3 or 4 weeks ago they were dropping dead on the streets.


    Not a sausage on the news about them.now. 


    Has the news just got bored?, or is it just  a country of 136bn people the caseload looked high but proportionately everything wasn't quite so dramatic as the media made out? 

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  8. 1 hour ago, Chocolate Teapot said:

    Villa don't seem that clever at transfers imo. No assurance he'd want to go there and also silly money. They got a load of credit last year but their scouting is basic.

    Still amusing that the sharks,  or maybe mackerel, are circling Arsenal though. 


    Roughly equivalent to Leeds putting a bid in for Harvey Barnes. Just the enquiry alone is insulting.

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  9. 28 minutes ago, chrishlcfc said:

    I genuinely don’t know what to do anymore. I know I’m in the early stages of counselling only had 4 sessions, I’ve had about 4 months on my tablets.


    But the last few days after my counselling session it’s like I’ve just completely given up on life, I can’t take it much longer would rather die than feel like this. I’ve tried all my usual things that help me and none of them have worked, I’ve even spoke to Samaritans for 40 minutes earlier and that hasn’t helped me.


    I just can’t see a way out anymore

    Hang on in there! The darkest hour is just before dawn and all that. 



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  10. 46 minutes ago, Chrysalis said:

    Are we all locked up in our homes or something, what have I missed, how did I go on holiday last week if I had no freedom?

    OK smart arse.


    Freedom isn't going to places where you are told to, or allowed to, go.


    It's going wherever, and whenever, you like..With whoever you like. With how many you like. And doing and wearing whatever you like. 


    Still, takes all.sorts. 

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  11. 1 hour ago, leicsmac said:

    I actually did some digging on this just now:




    Seems like the spots for "strong hesitancy" are Missouri, Kentucky, Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas - not really areas I would associate with high ethnic minority populations.


    And such "strong hesitancy" as opposed to just "hesitancy" climbs up to 18% in some places, with just "hesitancy" topping out at 25% . That's higher than any demographic in the UK apart from Black British,every other group was 12% or less.




    I'd say hesitancy is higher overall on average in the US, looking at the broad map.

    Fair points, though you were hinting at a lack of intellect in both countries should equate to the same result. 


      white working class americans have little in common with UK cousins. They are probably far more anti.state than we are..


    I just think there's a large pool of people here who are neither pro nor anti vaccine, they just cba to find out either way and end up swimming with the flow as the least troublesome option 

  12. 8 minutes ago, leicsmac said:

    It's a possibility, but if that were the case you'd be seeing similarly low vaccine hesitancy in other places too (the US springs to mind) and from what I have found out that isn't the case.

    Our immigrant (historic immigrant) population is probably as reticent and distrustful of the state as Latinos and blacks in the US. 


    The morencompliamt.and unquestiong white working and middle classes form.a.smaller % of US population than it does in the UK

  13. 11 minutes ago, Dunge said:

    I think this is bang-on.


    *Probably worth adding that I think the Brits have a generally good relationship with science anyway, but the rates of vaccine hesitancy have been strikingly low regardless.

    I hate to say this, but I wonder if vaccine hesitation has been low in the UK as a large part of the  population is as thick as shite.  


    Using the group of parents at my kids school as a sample cross section of Lower middle class uk.life, I'd reckon so.long as deliveroo, amazon,  netflix and their garden hot tub all work..the world could go to hell in a handcart.



  14. 27 minutes ago, Cardiff_Fox said:

    It’s crap IMO.

    South African teams playing in this competition brings nothing really. No attraction to them for full houses and no away fans.  


    From the vantage of a fan, it is another knock to club rugby into the franchise sport it’s becoming. The whole idea of regional rugby in Aus, Wales, SA and Scotland has killed the spectacle of club rugby 

    I see what you mean. But ex pat South Africans will flock to games as away fans and I'd imagine Welsh and Irish pro 14 clubs would be able to lay on a plane and ticket and week's holiday deal for the back to back games that have to be played out there.  That'd be at least 250 away fans

  15. 22 minutes ago, leicsmac said:

    The answer to the question is there.


    The hardcore nutters are making the most noise and what they are saying is leading, directly, to cost in terms of money and more importantly health and lives.


    That is why things must be full on.

    Not helpful though to anyone who's sensibly cautious of a vaccine to be labelled as an anti vax nutter,  just because some are 


    It's a kind of bullying,  peer pressure. 


    Some people are veggies. Vegans. Some people like herbal remedies. Reflexology. Some people are religious. Some.people are risk takers. I just object to anyone not taking a vaccine to be labelled a nutter.

  16. 1 hour ago, Julian Joachim Jr Shabadoo said:


    I doubt you will, anti vaxxers are basically a different breed, and almost all of them subscribe to the idea that the opposite view to anything logical is (in their minds) correct


    The earth is obviously spherical (or near enough). "The earth is flat"

    5G is safe. "5G gives all your data to the Chinese government and then cooks all your insides and then all your inheritance ends up in China"

    Coronavirus is a worldwide problem. "Covid-19 is a scam dreamt up by the 'REAL' leaders of the world to keep everyone acting like sheep for no reason whatsoever"

    Vaccines are safe. "Vaccines are proven to give you autism. Look at this bullshit homemade website I found that states such a fact, and I know people on Facebook that agree so I'm right"

    Can you provide sources for this information? "No. Why?"


    This kind of person will never in a million years accept when they are wrong, they'll happily cut people out of their lives to save face as well. There may be some who are just genuinely concerned and aren't cliched conspiracy theorists, but the ones I've met are all cut from the same cloth.

    Why do you have to be so full on? I accept there's a hard-core of nutters....but there are surely plenty who are healthily sceptical of  pumping the body of genetically modified shite against a virus that is likely to cause them no.more than .a.runny nose and headache. I don't consider those people.nutters. 


    (I'm one of them, btw,  but reluctantly took.the vaccine in the same way I reluctantly eat hormone and antibiotic fuelled beef and chicken. I know it's shite but, it won't kill.me.....yet!) 

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  17. 3 hours ago, turlo said:

    My unbiased take on his statement is the rumours saying he's interested in a move to Liverpool are BS. 


    Then, when it was put to the 24-year-old that he could be a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum at Anfield, he responded: "That's really none of my business right now. Let the journalists speak. They undoubtedly have a lot to do with that. But I don't care about that.

    Tbh, i read it as 'I'm keeping my options open and anything in the papers is guesswork which may or may not be true' 







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