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Minister asked in the Lords by the opposition whether govnt is planning any campaign re current risks and booster jabs; and whether it has plans to re-introduce mandatory mask-wearing in hospitals

No answer so far - minister Kamal says govnt follows and depends on @UKHSA
@UKHSA Asked by @LordPhilofBrum in #lords about current impact of covid on the elective backlog

Minister says "they [the nhs] are still focusing on the backlog. If it gets to a point where it is affecting the backlog then clearly new [covid control] measures may have to be introduced"
@UKHSA @LordPhilofBrum [a pretty odd statement as ongoing covid circulation, admissions and transmission is having a clear impact on the backlog: The number of planned procedures happening remains below pre-covid levels - eg see…]
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The Aristocracy - Survival of the Fittest via @YouTube
Actually, this documentary has set my mind into commotion and took me back into those years when the New #Labour and #Blair came into power in the late 1990s in the #UK.
We eagerly watched what reforms under the #collectivists would imply, as the UK had a manifest #class system.
The worse thing which #Blair could do, at that time, was to remove the #hereditary #peers from the House of #Lords.
This particular political decision had far-reaching consequences for the #British Society,as a vernacular mindset that rejected #evolution & tradition jointly arose
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@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard #Corbynwill
Reform #BBC
Reform the #Lords
Implement Leveson 2
Instigate Investigation into #Iraq war
Re nationalise Rail Services
Re nationalise Utilities
Re nationalise Royal Mail
Abolish Tuition Fees
Policies that help many, are popular with many, but disliked by a few!
@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard When the few with invested interests feel threatened because of change or scrutiny they can only smear! it is difficult for them to debate and criticise popular ideas and policies. So what do the few with money and influence do?
@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard They accuse the advocate for change of being!
#weak Dangerous
A spy
Terrorist Sympathiser
How strange the voices of the few over the many years the advocate was a back bench MP remained silent or just muttered. But now their voices have reached a crescendo
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House of Lords Constitution Committee has harsh words about the parlous state of #EUwithdrawalbill as it reaches the Lords. Lady Taylor, Chair’s comments speak for themselves.

Link to report here.…
Link to @Guardian piece this morning outlining the many fundamental problems with #EUWithdrawalBill…
A key feature of the Lords #EUWithdrawalBill report is the number of places in which it states that the Bill, as drafted, is "constitutionally unacceptable" or "not constitutionally necessary or appropriate". That may be the most important aspect for non-lawyers to understand.
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