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  1. If you're going to use my name in vain state what it is you suppose I might not like and be explicit as to which aspects of my posts haven't aged well.
  2. I think it'd make more sense to pump monies into taking back / partner rail operations ( should they seek support) rather than the folly of HS2. This should not however be a bail out, as requested by Fly-Be.
  3. No surprises from the bearded tax fraudster, given that's how he made his money, but there are other ways Governments can help. It's only in the past week both EU and FAA acceded to airline requests to cease having to fly empty planes. My nephew is a long haul Virgin pilot and he's been saying for many weeks how pointless it's been flying planes with cargo only. Transport however has to be an exception, it'll be required once this crisis is over, is essential infrastructure even if in private ownership, so why not have Governments buy back cheaply what is a necessary public service?
  4. Problem is they test on fit and healthy youngsters (I speak from experience including one T1 trial that went badly,) and that's not the population group we urgently need to vaccinate. I've already seen ads here in London for trial volunteers and the demographic was for those for whom the virus appears not to have significant impact. We also shouldn't cut corners as although we all desire a quick solution God forbid they rush out a product that, long-term, does more harm than good. I know many think it inertia but if it is possible to slow the rate of infection and prioritise those be
  5. Unemployment is most likely to rise if we all panic (as the markets are doing.) Interesting how some companies and individuals (those who can) are responding, John Lewis moving staffs to Waitrose, restaurants moving into food deliveries, companies remotely upskilling and training staffs temporarily under-deployed. Critical bug enterprises will need support, as will local business which is what the Government's trying to do. It's for that reason the keep on carrying on mentality is right as eventually we'll have learned to coexist with the virus, longer term damage from social isolation is far
  6. Wholly different demographics: Norway with a population 7.4 % ( pop density 5%) of the UK's, one of the highest GDPs across the globe and reserves to die for. Ditto Sweden which is only 15% (pop density 8%) of UK's, high GDP and tax take. It would be impossible for the UK to follow suit given the far higher impact the virus is likely to have on high density population centres, of which there aren't any in either country. Even their capitals aren't that crowded. Visit either country and you'll quickly appreciate keeping 2m apart isn't an issue.
  7. Italian Government have deployed this tactic many times over the years, which is why they change so frequently and are ever seeking funds from others in bailouts. Any monies owing aren't cancelled or annulled, they're deferred and longer payment terms means more expensive in the long run.
  8. See also Corbyn announcing he's so upset with Johnson's actions he'll be writing to him to ask what emergency measures his Health Secretary will be announcing Tuesday ? (As if the PM wasn't busy enough at the moment.) As commentators pointed out, rather than shooting his mouth off on TV and social media Corbyn might simply have asked his Shadow Health Secretary who in a welcome cross-party, emergency effort helped Government draft the emergency measures to be announced. Or John McDonald this morning proselytising the Government : " ...must listen to the people," this from a senior pa
  9. Ashton appears to be a 'former' self important gobshite. Interesting he doesn't suggest what Government should be doing other than 'convene COBRA' (which for those who've never been there is a ROOM -Cabinet Office Briefing Room A, as opposed to the smaller B.) It's not a standing function of control. It's political point scoring at times like these that aren't needed. Anybody know why he's 'former' and now a rent a quote?
  10. If, as it appears, many of those infected are asymptomatic what's the point in testing? You'd otherwise end up constantly testing the whole of the population to see as and when they became infected or reinfected. No point in that. They're testing those in hospital or at high risk who may have related symptoms, likely been exposed or might become super spreaders and that's about it, because that's a sensible approach.
  11. Like all other viruses Coronavirusus constantly mutate, if they didn't mankind wouldn't have developed and wouldn't be able to survive. Often when they mutate they display similar properties (hence as with seasonal flu you're unlikely to be vacinated against this season's strain but recieve some immunity as to effects based on previous strains.) Occasionally a minor RNA change causes huge differences in the degree of damage a virus can cause - as it appears is the case with Covid19. Caution there's little controlled data (other than the cruise ship in Tokyo) as to what Covid19 impacts are? On
  12. Ah, didn't know the spelling but still not 100% convinced it's him. I recall he was assistant coach but thought his hair was light coloured, voluminous and frizzy, not as per the first photo. The mystery bench warmer also doesn't look like the modern image if that's supposed to be the same bloke ( first photo the geezer has a high forehead unlike the modern version which although years later shows a touch of widow's peak.) If the first pic was 81/82 I still think it might be Tainton wearing glasses. He had quite a high forehead but combed his hair down one side.
  13. My abiding memory of Caeser is of his wholly commanding and dominant performance in putting Fashanu (at the very height of his powers) in his back pocket the night we beat Wimbledon in a cup replay at Selhurst. For that performance alone he's nowhere near the worst of anything.
  14. Might it be the following season? We also had an assistant around at the time named 'Tole' or 'Tolle' or something like that. Like most at that time he didn't last long but I recall him as having lots of hair. Longshot - it couldn't be Tainton on a bad hair day, could it?
  15. Take that quote out of this thread and you've described just about every single player at the club........
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