Boris Johnson wants you to forget Partygate. Don’t let him get away with it | Stephen Reicher | The Guardian


The PM’s actions are a resigning matter: democracy is in peril when our leaders no longer care about being seen to lie, says psychologist Stephen Reicher

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There is much debate whether Partygate is a resigning matter or not, for Johnson is still apparently, sticking with his comment that he was not aware that the law was being broken and previously no parties took place.

This for many of us is very hard to understand for we believe he is out and outright lying or that he didn’t understand the rules he brought in.

To me either way is a reason to resign, yes, he is a politician and we have come to accept that they lie or are convenient with the degree of truth they state, but to then believe he didn’t understand the rules, well, if he didn’t why should anyone and they were at least fined much more than £50.

The Tory MPs are now saying with the Russia/Ukraine War it is not the time to resign, but, if so when will the right time be, for there will always be circumstances to state ‘it is not right time’.

Whether he is fined or not he needs to go and if fined definitely.

For him to stay is making a ‘mockery of the position of ‘Prime Minister’ and likens to being a dictator.

 

Source: Boris Johnson wants you to forget Partygate. Don’t let him get away with it | Stephen Reicher | The Guardian

Boris Johnson says scrapping Covid isolation requirements is ‘moment of pride’ | The Independent


Boris Johnson says scrapping Covid isolation requirements is ‘moment of pride’

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It is not and never will be a ‘moment of pride, but will be a ‘moment to escape parties’ especially if the name is Boris.

No, now is not the time to remove all COVID restrictions and to end free COVID testing, as all of this will escalate getting COVID, but as no one is testing there will be no record of persons having COVID, just hospital admissions and death rates will increase.

But, Boris and his cronies are no concerned as their prime concern is creating diversions from the parties scandal.

Even a war in Ukraine would be a diversion, sp COVID escalation and a Ukraine war would be what Boris and his cronies will wish for and then they hope No. 10 parties will be out of the media attention.

I do appreciate that we need to ‘learn to live’ with COVID, but to do so there has to be a willingness to learn, but currently that is no so, only to create a belief that COVID has gone, which it certainly as not.

 

 

Source: Boris Johnson says scrapping Covid isolation requirements is ‘moment of pride’ | The Independent

Met Police: How Cressida Dick’s poor leadership of inexperienced officers led to her resignation


As the search begins for a new Metropolitan Police Commissioner to replace Dame Cressida Dick after she quit, former high-ranking police officers explain what they think went wrong inside the service

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Cressida has gone and not before time, as she was always too quick to dismiss reports and uphold that the Met was a good force and the problems were minimal. However, that appears to be totally incorrect and shows that Cressida was completely out of her depth, for to assume otherwise implies that she believed all that was happening  was acceptable.

The Met is in serious need to reorganisation, taking out the offending officers and not only at junior level but at virtually every level.

But, I fear this is not only at the Met, but at many other forces within the UK.

Yes, the actions of former Home Secretary Teresa May did not help, but the problems would have been there long before.

As a zero tolerance to crime in all areas needs to be the way forward, so does zero tolerance to any abuse in the Met and any Police Force.

I feel now is the time, well it should have been so well before, that policing of the Police should be done by an independent body, which includes members from all sections of Society and given enough powers to ensure failure is not part of the Agenda.

It will not be easy to find the right person to be Commissioner of the MET, but find them has to be done, otherwise the result will be complete anarchy.

Now the Cressida has gone the priority, as it as been for sometime, is for Boris to go to.

 

 

Source: Met Police: How Cressida Dick’s poor leadership of inexperienced officers led to her resignation

What will happen after Covid rules are scrapped in England? | Coronavirus | The Guardian


What changes will mean for isolation and travel, and why Boris Johnson may be lifting restrictions early

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Lifting of restrictions is purely a ploy to detract attention from No. 10 Parties and as a means to gain favours with the Conservative Backbenchers, a means for Boris to stay in power.

The Government or really Boris is not giving a thought to the population of the UK and to try to combat COVID. It is giving many in the UK the impression that COVID has gone away, but it has not. It maybe that Boris believes that in withdrawing all COVID restrictions it will detract focus from the No. 10 Parties, but that is not so as trust in Boris has been ebbing for sometime and now none is left.

Boris, just go.

 

 

 

Source: What will happen after Covid rules are scrapped in England? | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Unions and scientists claim Boris is moving ‘too far, too soon’ as rules set to be gone in fortnight | Daily Mail Online


Professor John Edmunds said SAGE, No10’s scientific advisers, ‘haven’t discussed’ ending quarantine.

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Yes, we do need to move forward, but this is the biggest step of all the big steps already taken, as this will mean there are no restrictions, when COVID is still with and while not to the same extent, people are still catching COVID and dying from COVID.

But that is not all, as yet we don’t fully know the implications of the results of Long-COVID, which for a good many of us are very debilitating.

It would also appear that this has not been raised with SAGE, when all along we have been advised we are listening to the Science. So, are we listening to the Science, have we always been listening to the Science and will we continue to listen to the Science. Well, we only have the ‘Word’ of Boris and what does that tell us. Currently, there are the questions around No. Parties and other instances, so, is this listening to Science or just a Boris tactic to gain favour or distract, who knows, only Boris.

During COVID we were assured that persons in Care Homes would be protected, but we now know that was not so, as COVID infected patients were discharged directly into care homes affecting many lives of care home residents and care home staff.

Not everyone is vaccinated as there is still a fair percentage of anti-vaxxers who we know will never be vaccinated, there are some who are still unsure, but they may get vaccinated, then there are those who because of certain conditions are unable to be vaccinated.

The mandatory vaccination of health and social care workers as been put on hold, while the mandatory vaccination of Care Home workers was not.

So it this really the right time to remove that last COVID restriction, on the face of it I feel no it needs to be retained.

Source: Unions and scientists claim Boris is moving ‘too far, too soon’ as rules set to be gone in fortnight | Daily Mail Online

Boris Johnson Criticises Media For Focus On Party Rule-Breaking In Tense Interview | HuffPost UK Politics


PM accuses Sam Coates of Sky News of a question “that breaks the golden rule”.

 

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Boris is still blaming others for what is occurring rather than himself, for he has used this ploy forms part of his image and is a favour of what a large number of people feel is endearing. Whether it was or not is now not relevant for he his losing his popularity and he is now well, so out of touch and so his days are very numbered.

So it is not the media, but Boris himself, but his self belief is so strong, so he is not open to see it.

For him to survive now will need a major miracle.

Source: Boris Johnson Criticises Media For Focus On Party Rule-Breaking In Tense Interview | HuffPost UK Politics

Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions


Sage scientists told the Government restrictions such as enforcing masks in some public places and encouraging working from home is helping drive down Covid infections in Europe

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This makes perfect sense as Sage is saying it as it is, but is the Government or more essentially are Boris and/or Sajid and even Rishi, we will wait and see. However, I do hope the wait is not long as COVID waits for no one. and by waiting pain and suffering and even deaths will occur unnecessarily.

But then that is Government for you.

Source: Covid Plan B: Sage tells government implementing measures now will reduce need for tougher winter restrictions

Start reform of social care now – open letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer & Secretary of State for Health & Social Care from social care leaders


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Start reform of social care now – open letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer & Secretary of State for Health & Social Care from social care leaders

I support this Open Letter and urge you to do so also.

Social Care has been in crisis for way too long and this Government and all previous Governments have totally ignored the continuing decline in Social Care, mainly due to lack of long term sustainable financing.

It is the poor relation of health, but they are both inter-related, for insufficient social care means that the call on health resourses will be greater.

Before COVID there was a need for much better financing, but COVID has only made it much worse.

This can’t be ignored any longer and immediate action has to be taken now. So please support by sharing

Dear Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP and Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock MP

SOCIAL CARE REFORM

We are writing as leaders of organisations that represent adult social care nationally to urge the Government to act now on reform of England’s social care system and publish its proposals before the Summer Recess. In common with all people who draw on care and support, and colleagues working across social care, we are clear that the time to deliver reform is now. Reform must be underpinned by a positive vision: ‘We all want to live in the place we call home with the people and things that we love, in communities where we look out for one another, doing the things that matter to us’, as Social Care Future put it.

Transforming social care so that it is sustainable and helps…

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Britain’s welfare state: A return to the Tudor Era


This is the reality of 2020 and in many respects we have gone back to 1494, but it is not too late and make 2020 the year of change where there is full and real equality and not just a word that is spoken, but not meant.

This is not a sudden reversal to 1494 for it started some many years ago, well before 2010, but the last 10 years have been the worst.

Welfare benefits need to be reshaped to help those in need and not used as a punishment.

Social Care needs immediate funding to at least bring it back to 2010, which then was not sufficient.

It should not be seen as a crime to be disabled, to be poor, to be sick, etc for anyone of us, could be there tomorrow, if not today.

Boris needs to take this on board, Now, for to not do so, will create even more deaths than have been occurring and making a crisis in Social Care an even bigger crisis in health.

Health care has, over the last 10 years been continued to be funded, perhaps not to the degree as it should have been, but the drastic underfunding, or no funding for Social Care is causing more problems for health.

Whether we want it or not Social and Health care are very inter-related.

I now refer you to

Pease could I mention that the forthcoming Budget is an important opportunity to address the crucial issue of funding for Social Care, but will it.

Boris has promised, but will he keep his promise and even if money is made available will it be sufficient.

Boris has now mentioned it will take 5 years to get the funding, Social Care can not wait that long.

Boris needs to be told this is not good enough, so it is essential we keep the pressure on Boris and my petition ‘Solve the crisis in Social Care could be the means.

Please see below

We now have the New Year 2020.

However, if the ‘Crisis in Social Care’ is not Solved soon there will not be many more New Years for the care, required for persons in need of care, to be provided by Local Authorities due to their lack of funding.

This will then have a much greater impact on health care provision, which is itself in crisis.

I have therefore created my latest petition, please follow the link

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care

For more information please follow the link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0f2skyxy37udqb/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care.docx?dl=0

Ryan Shorthouse and Anvar Sarygulov: We need more migrants to become citizens | Conservative Home


Doing so would improve social integration, enhance the contribution that migrants make, and allay public discontent over immigration.

Source: Ryan Shorthouse and Anvar Sarygulov: We need more migrants to become citizens | Conservative Home