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If controlling hospital admissions is the objective then the pandemic is almost over

If controlling hospital admissions is the objective then the pandemic is almost over

The lead story in the Telegraph this morning is under the heading “Exclusive: Vaccination won’t mean an end to self-isolating”. This is in sharp contrast to the strategy being followed by the Biden administration in the US where those who are fully vaccinated don’t need to self-isolate if they have come into contact with someone who has had Covid unless they are showing symptoms. This is based on guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contrast that…

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The Jenny McGee departure from the NHS is a tricky one for BoJo – the man she nursed

The Jenny McGee departure from the NHS is a tricky one for BoJo – the man she nursed

Singling out nurses for special treatment could spark off a host of other public service pay demands The Jenny McGee story makes most of the front pages this morning and is likely to continue to get attention for a week or so until after the Channel 4 programe she features in goes out. This touches a few issues including BREXIT which has made the UK more difficult for trained foreign nurses and the need for the government to keep public…

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The extraordinary change in Johnson/Starmer leader ratings in just two weeks

The extraordinary change in Johnson/Starmer leader ratings in just two weeks

And just two weeks later I find it very difficult to explain such a huge change within 2-weeks even though that period did include the May 6th local elections. Certainly, all the media narrative following the elections was questioning Starmer’s position and Labour’s performance which was reinforced by the party’s loss of the Hartlepool Westminster by-election. But in the counts that took place on the Friday and Saturday some less good results for the Tories emerged particularly in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire,…

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May 17th – the day we have been waiting so long for

May 17th – the day we have been waiting so long for

But will Boris be forced into another U-turn? This is a massive day for those of us in England who have been waiting so long to be able to see loved ones, to go inside a pub, or to eat out INSIDE a restaurant. It is also a huge day for those like PB regular Cyclefree above in the hospitality industry whose families have struggled to keep their businesses alive while faced with the COVID constraints. I have been hugely…

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The screen-grab from the BBC’s LE2017 coverage that sets out the huge challenge for Johnson’s party on Thursday

The screen-grab from the BBC’s LE2017 coverage that sets out the huge challenge for Johnson’s party on Thursday

Could the blues end up a net LOSER of seats? As we know local elections are scheduled for every May with a different set of seats coming up each year on a four year cycle. So this year we have those that were last contested in 2017 as well as the 2016 cohort which should have been voted on on last year It is the 2017 cohort that potentially could be challenging for the Tories. As can be seen from…

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On a day when a poll had 59% saying Johnson’s “untrustworthy” the betting money edges to an earlier departure

On a day when a poll had 59% saying Johnson’s “untrustworthy” the betting money edges to an earlier departure

There has been quite a lot of activity on the Boris Johnson exit date betting markets and we’ve seen over the past couple of days 2021 being the year of his going move from an 8% chance to tonight a 21% one. Clearly, there has been a lot of pressure building up and today in the law courts a judge has ruled that there should be a judicial review of the lack of action taken by Johnson over the bullying…

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Not a good Daily Mail front page tomorrow for the PM

Not a good Daily Mail front page tomorrow for the PM

Increasingly over the past week or so it has been the Mail that appears to have the most negative coverage of Mr. Johnson. Above is the latest for tomorrow’s paper. Of all the papers the Mail is probably the most significant and this run of bad front pages comes in the final build up to next week’s set of elections. The bodies piled high remark was first widely publicised by the Mail.