Category: Coronavirus

No End to Jobs Crisis

Anne Marie Waters  Tuesday October 27th 2020    Two articles have caught my eye this morning; how jobs are continuing to be lost due to local lockdowns, and the impact this will have on the next generation. According to the BBC, there is a ‘long winter’ ahead for those seeking work, as job advertisements continue…

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SUNDAY COLUMN: Coronvirus and the Media

Anne Marie Waters Sunday October 18th 2020   I’ve been clear in the past in my views on the media.  I believe it to be nothing short of evil, and I do not use that word casually.  To wilfully and knowingly misinform an entire population, stirring up panic, spreading outright lies, and then sitting back…

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The ‘Rule of Six’ Is Not Backed By Science

Anne Marie Waters September 15th 2020   Here we go again.  Yet another rule has been plucked out of the air, yet another demand that we alter even the most basic elements of our lives – this time, talking to our neighbours. Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed that stopping in the street to chat…

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SUNDAY COLUMN: ‘Don’t Mask, Don’t Get’

ANNE MARIE WATERS’ SUNDAY COLUMN  ‘Don’t Mask, Don’t Get’ Sunday July 19th 2020   The mysterious Bristol artist ‘Banksy’, who anonymously creates graffiti based art in public places throughout the country, has left his mark on a London tube.  The artist stencilled images of rats wearing face masks and complying with coronavirus restrictions.  Banksy, an…

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SUNDAY COLUMN: Is the Lockdown Ending?

ANNE MARIE WATERS’ SUNDAY COLUMN  Is The Lockdown Ending? Sunday May 3rd 2020   It’s something that none of us have known before, and life is unlikely to return to what we once knew.  At present, one third of the world’s population is on ‘lockdown’.  What a staggering reality.  Lockdown means different things in different…

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COVID-19: The Economic Fallout

Anne Marie Waters  April 28th 2020   The Government has promised £60,000 to the families of health workers whose relatives die from coronavirus.  The measure was announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock on April 27th.  This will no doubt bring some relief to devastated families and very few people would object. However, as it is…

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Open Letter to the British Government: When will this end?

The following is a suggested letter to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (boris.johnson.mp@parliament.uk), as well as Health Secretary Matt Hancock (matt.hancock.mp@parliament.uk).  Please copy and paste and send this to Government.  The more letters they receive, the more they’ll become aware of public feeling.  Thank you.    Dear Prime Minister/Health Secretary Re: Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ As…

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Coronavirus: PPE and the lockdown

Anne Marie Waters  April 22nd 2020    It’s easy to criticise the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, but we should remember we’re in unchartered waters and nobody has been here before.  However, it is the job of the government to act in the people’s best interests, even (or especially) at difficult times like this….

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Policing the Virus

By Mike Speakman, Law & Order Spokesman 31st March 2020 From my first day at Police training school in 1968 it was drummed into us that we police with the consent of the public. This central tenet of British Policing remained true throughout my service, and throughout the ranks I achieved. Until recently, the British…

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Coronavirus – What are the numbers?

Anne Marie Waters  March 30th 2020   Since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, we have heard startling numbers of cases reported every day, and even more startling numbers of deaths.  But how accurate are these numbers?  The truth is we can’t be sure. As a starting point, it’s important to note that deaths…

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Coronavirus – What we know

Anne Marie Waters  March 23rd 2020   We have entered a frightening and confusing time with the outbreak of coronavirus.  People are uncertain, our society has plunged in to something unrecognisable almost over night.  So what is actually going on and how did it start? What we know so far is that the virus began…

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