Shielders Need The Support Of A Mayor


This Government appears to ignore the problems experienced by vulnerable and at risk people in all that they do and have done for years, even prior to COVID-19.

Is this a deliberate action or do they just not understand the problems people are experiencing, however, no matter what it is extremely worrying that this Government have this abandonment policy.

Now which is it?

Initially, I believe it was, more likely a case of not understanding the problem, but since then much has been said to bring these problems to the attention of the Government.

But, in many aspects there has been an ‘air of indifference’ by this Government. For they may say the required words, but the lack of appropriate actions, speaks so loudly.

So, effectively it is a mixture of both, resulting in the abandonment policy.

It is, more than likely, that the people being abandoned by this Government will not be Conservative voters, so the Government thought could be, so what, if we abandon these people, to the eventual result of their death, for they will not increase the the support for Conservatives, but will reduce the support for the opposition parties.

But there is a major flaw in this. likely Government reasoning and that is new voters appearing due to the progression of age of new voters.

These new voters will have been following all these Government actions and are therefore, more than likely, to be offended and disgusted by the Governments actions and thereby, when they do attain the age of voting, they will be more inclined to support one of the opposition parties, than support the, current ruling, Conservative Party.

Or am I assuming too much insight thinking by the current Government and that they really are just ignorant dumbasses.

Same Difference

As coronavirus cases rise, headlines are dominated by northern leaders being forced by central government to accept inadequate financial aid packages. This is a shameful dereliction of duty by the Tories and is rightly attracting ire, both from regional mayors and the press. And yet it is striking that a similar thing is being done to another group – shielders – but with even less attention. New guidance for shielding for people at high risk because of underlying health conditions was released by the government last week, but without even a small offer of financial support. The new guidance advises “vulnerable people” in high alert areas to stay at home as much as possible, but offers no support to help them cope with paying the bills or accessing food and medicine. Even in the highest alert areas, if shielders are unable to do their jobs at home, the guidance only…

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Hollyoaks Star Talia Grant Says Black People Treated As ‘Disposable’ On TV


It is a sad reflection on our Society that after all this time the opportunities for ‘black’ persons to gain employment are in some instances severely limited. Positions should be given on merit and not related to skin colour, but in many instances a white person ill have an advantage over a black person purely due to the colour of their skin.

This should be routed out, but the employers are very skilled in covering the racism aspects. Also, if you have not been subjected to racism, then it is, at times, difficult to notice it and white persons are very rarely, if at all, experienced in receiving racist actions.

More should be speaking out, but the risk of losing or not gaining employment is a big factor in restricting speaking out.

Unfortunately racism will never be eradicated, because changing peoples perceptions is not easy to do, especially when they do not wish to change.

It may appear to disappear to some extent, but underground it will still be there, to come forth when racists feel they can do so.

Brexit was a prime example as some racists viewed the result as an affirmative that racism was now more popular, but, hopefully, that was not so.

Due to colonialism many wrongs were made to natives of other continents, to which there has been no recompense from the countries of The West, of which Britain was the main contender.

Nothing can be done to fully right these wrongs, not only to the natives of these countries, but also to the mineral resources, which created large scale wealth for certain individuals of The Western countries, for which again no recompense as been made, not even apologies meant or otherwise.

We now need to ensure that the ancestors of the original natives are not still being persecuted by many forms of racism for if they are we are all as guilty as our own ancestors.

STOP RACISM NOW

Same Difference

Hollyoaks actress Talia Grant has spoken about how the TV industry, “like life in general”, treats black people as being “disposable”.

She told the soap’s Don’t Filter Your Feelings podcast that the media “can capitalise off of us without actually doing the real work behind the scenes”.

Grant, 18, was discussing racism alongside co-stars Trevor A Toussaint and Richard Blackwood.

It comes a month after Rachel Adedeji said she witnessed racism on the soap.

Grant, who plays Brooke on the Channel 4 soap, told the podcast: “It’s amazing that there is a black cast, and there’s all of us, and there is that diversity.

“But I can’t help but feel that sometimes in the industry, and in life in general, they treat black people like we’re disposable.”

She said she had “dealt with difficult situations and micro aggressions” on the soap.

The actress added: “It’s great for us to…

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Mini Budget 2020: £3bn drive for ‘green’ buildings and 140k jobs | Daily Mail Online


Chancellor Rishi Sunak insisted he wanted to see a ‘green recovery with concern for the environment at its heart’ as he confirmed the plans in the Commons.

Source: Mini Budget 2020: £3bn drive for ‘green’ buildings and 140k jobs | Daily Mail Online

Marcus Rashford and other black athletes have run out of patience and are forcing change | Derek Bardowell | Opinion | The Guardian


Black British sportspeople are seizing the moment to speak out about racism and poverty, says author Derek Bardowell

Source: Marcus Rashford and other black athletes have run out of patience and are forcing change | Derek Bardowell | Opinion | The Guardian

The DWP either just lied or is clueless about a cut to disability benefits | The Canary


A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) minister appears to have lied about one of the most controversial benefit cuts of recent years. Either that or he’s got his facts completely wrong. Because while he claimed the cut made “no savings”, that’s not what the government said when it rolled it out. And now, following the original publication of this article, the DWP has amended the minister’s comments to say that information about the savings is “not available”.

The DWP: remember this cut?

Source: The DWP either just lied or is clueless about a cut to disability benefits | The Canary

Director Rachel Gilbert explains Care UK’s successful nursing formula : Care Home Professional


Rachel Gilbert, Director of Care Quality and Governance, explains how Care UK excels in nursing care in an increasingly challenging marketplace.

Source: Director Rachel Gilbert explains Care UK’s successful nursing formula : Care Home Professional

Care England slams ‘unacceptable’ LA care home fees : Care Home Professional


Independent care home providers are being paid less than £500 per week, or just £2.97 an hour, to look after the elderly, according to research.

Source: Care England slams ‘unacceptable’ LA care home fees
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