Second Lock-down Anyone?

Posted on July 29, 2020

Rumours are circulating that we are weeks away from going into a second wave of Coronavirus and another lockdown. This would suggest that easing of regulations on social activities aren’t really working. It appears with 95% of the population still uninfected, the writing is on the wall. That is crap news for people who rely on social interaction and any chance of the economy recovering. The hymn ‘In the Bleak Mid-Winter’, will be ...

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The Russia Report

Posted on July 21, 2020

Cyber Influence Unless you are totally deluded, it is now apparent that Russia cyber interference has almost certainly taken place within the UK establishment. Only the extent of it is unknown. Cyber interference is a complicated operation that goes beyond my brain capacity but, essentially, it is regarded as a cheap and effective way to target and influence the mindset of unwitting people. These will generally be those who are vulnerable ...

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The Chair of Intelligence & Security

Posted on July 16, 2020

The voting in of Julian Lewis as Chair of Intelligence & Security should be big news. A week ago, Boris Johnson, presumably on the advice Dominic Cummings, tried to force through the appointment of Chris Grayling into this role. It is one Grayling has no experience of. Grayling Grayling has a history of disasters behind him and you could imagine the day after being told to organise a piss up in a brewery, he could be seen outside ...

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Health & Safety and Assessing Covid19 Risk

Posted on July 10, 2020

For those of you who don’t know, I supply management and contract staff in the commercial M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) industry. At a guess, I reckon I have had the inconvenience of having around fifteen projects cancelled delayed in my 23 years in this industry. These have either been because of fears of structural damage, or a suspicion that there may be signs of asbestos on the site. It is a pain in the arse because what ...

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Coming Out of Lock-down

Posted on July 9, 2020

It has been interesting seeing more people again and hearing how they have been coping with lockdowns and major changes to their lives. As someone who has done a 20-year apprenticeship working from home in preparation for Covid19, I have been affected far less than most. In the months between the cricket season, I am often isolated, and generally, that’s the way I like it. I walk with my dog to places where I am unlikely to see too ...

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