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  1. 1 hour ago, Rockers rule said:

    How can deliberately congregating a larger number of vehicles in any one area at lower speeds 'improve' air quality?? 


    Quite easily.  The M60 clockwise going to Stockport was a notorious pollution and accident and congestion spot


    You didn't know from one day to the next whether it would be clear or if it would be stop-start crawling traffic.


    They fitted average speed cameras, reduced the speed to 50mph and now traffic flows smoothly and efficiently and far more cleanly than before.

  2. 5 hours ago, steved32 said:

    So, Dido Harding has reportedly said that no-one could have foreseen the increased demand for testing.


    Is this woman for real?  Is the letter "l" omitted from her name?


    She seems to have brought her Talk Talk management "acumen" to the role of  Covid testing supremo.

    Everything she touches fails.  She was responsible for the track and trace programme which didn't work.



  3. On 15/09/2020 at 11:16, ECCOnoob said:

    Has anyone actually bothered to ask the question WHY there are no tests available and WHY there are all these backlogs?


    I'm seeing lots of heated opinion, finger pointing and blame game but nobody actually giving the facts as to what exactly the problem is and how exactly it can be resolved.  

    A couple of weeks ago they were offering tests willy-nilly, anyone could just order one. They've now revised the conditions.


    It wasn't clear what the test could do either, I was under the impression it could tell you if you've already had coronavirus because my brother in law had a test and found he'd had it.


    A few weeks ago I ordered one Wednesday afternoon because I'm a key worker - that was one of the options on the order list.


    It arrived Thursday morning.  It was in the post Thursday afternoon and I had my results by text Friday afternoon.  


  4. 11 hours ago, Brooker11 said:

    I suggest you take this up with the families who have lost loved ones who have merely needed refuge after breaking down on a section of road that was a ludicrous idea and even worse in execution, I'm sure they'll be interested in your theories, the government also suspended the construction of any more until design changes were made, you obviously missed that meeting.

    I can't speak for all cases, but  two Sheffield area deaths happened because people were stood in the live lane or sat in the car, instead of going over the barrier to safety.


    Nargis Bashir and her husband broke down. They stayed in their car for seventeen minutes before they were hit by another car.


    Jason Mercer was stood in the live lane exchanging insurance details when he was hit by a HGV.

  5. 11 hours ago, ECCOnoob said:

    He was an incompetent, stubborn, loser whose antics and opinions frequently alienated swathes of people. As time went on he became increasingly toxic and so blinded by his own ego and union puppetmasters that he showed himself up on numerous occasions to the people who matter ie the voters. 

    If only he'd taken heed at this back in 2016, I think we would have had a Labour government by now.


    Labour MPs pass no-confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn

    A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been passed by the party's MPs.

    The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit.


  6. On 06/09/2020 at 00:08, catmiss said:

    Sorry but the Lyceum needed to look at the seating arrangements well before Covid. My friend and I could only get seats in the gods and paid £25 for the most uncomfortable 2 hours we have ever experienced, both of us came out with the curved imprint of the seat in front on our knees and the imprint or bruises of a body part of the person in the neighbouring seats and, in case you’re wondering none of us were oversized 

    Its the same at the Liverpool Phil.   I realise some places are listed but surely the seats aren't fit for purpose in this day and age.

  7. 1 hour ago, Thirsty Relic said:

    "Eat out to help out" was backed by the press at the time, but to me was farcical.  My local KFC had a big offer on (9 pieces of chicken for £5.99 on Tuesdays), which always has a large takeup.  Despite us supposedly social distancing, people were allowed to sit in to eat at crowded tables for half of the £5.99 each!  As you can imagine, the place was full of kids, jostling and waiting for somewhere to sit.  What a contribution to the attempts to fight both Covid and obesity - half-price fast food paid for my the Government!


    Yep, I noticed the same.  Restaurants had spaced tables, sanitiser, taking personal details and staff overseeing safe distancing.

    My KFC had a doorman who just opened the door (inches away from you), no facemask, no gloves, no enforcing facemasks for customers.

    The KFC staff wore no masks.

    There were no clear routes of access or exit - and had you walking inches away from eating customers.

    No distancing when stood waiting for your order

    Customers with no masks on

  8. 35 minutes ago, banjodeano said:

    I thought they had already given the gold to the UK and the USA  puppet, it seems like it is still being held for some reason.

    Nope, its still in the Bank of England, ready to go to the rightful owner when it's established which it is.



    The BoE said it was caught in the middle of two rival claims for the gold, one from the government of Mr Maduro and one from Mr Maduro's rival, Juan Guaidó, who declared himself acting president of Venezuela last year.


  9. 3 hours ago, prince al said:

    Has this debacle ever happened before in Sheffield?

    There was the Sevenstone farce.



    And this is a good read:


    Sheffield: A city locked in a drawn-out retail battle
    Undelivered city centre schemes and attempts to block out-of-town developments are hampering Sheffield’s regeneration


  10. 47 minutes ago, Magilla said:

    IMHO, the entire story is largely manufactured. I doubt the BBC were ever considering not playing them at the proms.

    Yep, by the Daily Mail.  Making spurious links and stretching the facts:


    BBC announces there will be no audience at the Proms.

    DM works out that no audience = no singing.

    DM starts an outrage campaign against the BBC.  Throw in some accusations of it being race related for good measure.

    BBC sighs as it can't win.

  11. 1 hour ago, West 77 said:

    Boris would never have become Prime Minister if Parliament had either accepted Theresa May's deal or accepted the default no deal option..

    IIRC way back in 2008 the long term goal was to have Cameron as PM from 2010-2020 and then Boris 2020 (assuming they could win another term).

  12. 15 minutes ago, Anna B said:

    Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party had far and away the best policies. All laid out and costed. But most people wouldn't know that, as he didn't get the airtime to explain them.

    Would that also include free broadband for everyone?  That one wasn't thought out well, nor costed accurately.

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