16 June 2021

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Over the last four days, Covid deaths (or rather the deaths of people who died within 28 days of a positive test), heart attacks, kidney failure, sepsis, road accidents have been 12 on Saturday, 8 on Sunday, 3 on Sunday Monday and 10 yesterday.

Sadly, more young men aged between 21 and 45 will have committed suicide on each of those days. In addition, over the four days, hundreds more will have died of various cancers, sepsis, diabetes and old age.


The U.K. has a population of 68.7million, probably a couple of million more since they found out that 5 million E.U. citizens would rather stay in the U.K. than the original estimate of 3 million. Deaths in the U.K. normally run at between 1,400 and 2,000 per week depending on the time of year, and we are staying in lockdown because of Covid? 188 people in ICU beds with Covid, a further 1,100 in hospital wards, which leaves the NHS 143,500 beds for treating other illnesses.

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And I, for one, will no longer put up with it.

This article is what I demand from media and newspaper. Where the hell have you been for most of the last year?

Apart from planet normal (DT Podcast), the challenge of the lies, lies and statistics has been at times lacking in this newspaper and complicit in the main media.

I hope that GBNews, Alex Belfield, and the UK’s genuine anger towards the BBC will start to change things for the better.

Last nights clear manipulation of the facts made my blood boil. I backed Boris, but he has let many of the Conservative Party members down. He has to review the data again, return to the podium and apologise.

The sombrero is now a flat cap, and I, for one, will no longer put up with it.

Telegraph article.

Fear over freedom: Here’s what the doom-laden government graphs don’t show us

Just one per cent of hospital beds are currently occupied by Covid patients, with most of those young
By Henry Bodkin, Health and Science Correspondent and Alex Clark, Data Projects Editor 15 June 2021 • 11:25am
the graphs

As ever at Downing Street press conferences, Boris Johnson’s scientific advisors deployed their graphs skillfully to back up the warnings of potential catastrophe.

The by now all-too-familiar vertiginous lines were intended to leave the public in no doubt about the consequences of not delaying freedom until July 19.

But take a closer look and the choice of graphs is arguably disingenuous: the slides are most revealing for what they failed to include.
Hospital admissions

We were shown a graph comparing the change in the proportion of under- and over-65s admitted to hospital in January and May/June.

This showed a big jump in the under-65s column, a point Prof Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, took pains to emphasise.

The problem is that this fails to show just how much lower the raw numbers are now.

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Bild, We Envey you  refering to the pace and success of the Vaccine rollout in the UK.
For those not proficient in German. The headline reads

“WE ENVY YOU!”

Still in doubt that Brexit was a good idea, the facts will tell the SME business story in the next few years? However, judging by the debacle, the EU finds itself in right now. This may be another home run for those of us that thought Brexit was chiefly about accountability and national governance.

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I can’t help feeling the losing side seem to have now gone very quiet, as the football chant would go; where are ye? where are ye?

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In business, we make decisions on facts; if the facts are lacking, you test & measure. If the data isn’t there, you wait to make decisions, and you delay, you pause while the KPI (Key Performance Measure) becomes available.

Most of the thousands of SME business owners who have heard me speak will testify to  my views on how to prosper. The decisions we need to make to drive our businesses forward. The methods of obtaining a commercial advantage. The areas of opportunity that many companies miss. Or too swamped with the pressures of the day to day to make the most of the opportunity.

So to examine the UK Conservative governments actions, the shared western democracy panic as the first wave of the Covid 19 pandemic hit. Would have been premature.

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