Five testimonies of despair from the Lockdowns

Last year we took the testimony of ordinary everyday people about their experiences of the lockdowns; to ensure their opinions could be placed in the public domain we are publishing them over the coming weeks. This is part 2. “Furloughed in March, redundant by June… still jobless with a family to feed.” “FINANCIALLY it’s been …

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Six testimonies on the immense human damage of lockdowns

Last year we took the testimony of ordinary everyday people about their experiences of the NHS and healthcare services; to ensure their opinions could be placed in the public domain we are publishing them over the coming week. “My partner is a lockdown policy death.” “HE WAS a serving police officer for 40 years, retired, …

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Against lockdowns? Get Involved in the local elections

ON THURSDAY 5 May local elections will be held in many parts of England.  Today, Tuesday 5 April, is the deadline for candidates to register.  This article examines whether voting matters and explains how you can support candidates in your area.  Local decision making has a direct impact on our quality of life.  Getting good people elected will make …

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Survey finds public wants broader terms of reference for Covid Inquiry 

Children and ‘nudge’ among key concerns  THE Government Covid Inquiry published its draft terms of reference in March and a public consultation on them will close this Thursday 7 April. Now an independent and authoritative new survey by opinion experts Yonder for Recovery has revealed that they fail to address major public concerns.  Although the …

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How to hypnotise a nation

Government intervention – where does it stop when it comes to psychological control? STAGE HYPNOSIS, such as you may have seen performed by the likes of Derren Brown and Paul McKenna, and hypnotherapy are not the same thing, but do share some common techniques. For example, they both bypass the conscious to access the subconscious. …

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Finding correct statistical lessons is vital to improving any future ‘crisis’ decision-making

THE UK GOVERNMENT has announced an independent inquiry to “examine the UK’s pandemic response and to ensure that the UK is better prepared to respond to future pandemics.”  A consultation is in progress regarding the scope and form of the inquiry (open until 7 April – closes a week today!) This article discusses how we should …

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Still weighed down by fear

Austria shows Europe is not yet free and reminds us we must remain vigilant too “You are an Englishman, and have subsequently drawn the greatest prize in the lottery of life”, Rhodes is recorded as saying to Lord Grey in the ‘good old days’ when Britannia ruled the waves.  WITH INFLATION going through the roof, …

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How I was silenced from revealing the awful truth about NHS pandemic mismanagement

Last year we took the testimony of NHS workers concerned about the way our NHS was being run during the pandemic. Today we start publishing a selection of those testimonies to place them on the record. “I WORK for NHS England and have been at the heart of the monitoring of the NHS response to …

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Devolving the pandemic response was a tragic error that weaponised it

WHEN IT COMES to learning lessons from the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-22 one of the least talked about in London but most important for those furthest away from the capital is how not just the management but also the policy was devolved to Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. The result of taking …

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