Times Comments 23/05
We're all going on a summer holiday and the government can't stop us
If the government thinks Britons are not going to travel abroad this summer then it's got another think coming. The…
You only have to look north of the border to see a (yet) more alleged careful approach. First: the FM says schools will not return until August, but then they will in June for Teachers and transition pupils (ie the same as England). Second: the ERG, educational stakeholders including Unions/Government/.., has without the usual consultation or email to members decided that the actual date will be one week earlier for most schools in Scotland thereby lopping a week off entitlement, reimbursement days TBA.
Maybe we’re not all going on a summer holiday despite the Union welcoming the clarity provided by the FM that schools will not open until after the summer holidays.
“Reposted — went to pending for some reason…can’t see too much contentious content myself, but there you go...” It’s my fault I am on a list.
There are a lot of people who are paying the balance and taking a chance. My theory is that the intermediary will treat long term customers well. (I know that does not help you, in your particular circumstances)
Iansimpson666: My choice is, lose £450 of the £600 Deposit, or risk nearly £3,000 more to see what happens. I told TUI, to tell Hoseasons, I would take vouchers or book another holiday at a later date, but they said either pay up or lose it.
SteveinCambridge ok — not sure if that’s good news or bad, but thanks for the info! —
I can get frustrated on Sunday when my Treaty of Arbroath update comment for the letters page gets held up for hours. Last week it was one on prog-rock
**What’s the Deal With Coronavirus and Surfaces
What’s the Deal With Coronavirus and Surface Spread?
Updated guidance from the CDC provides new details about the virus’s transmission patterns
Coronavirus in Scotland: How ministers plotted path back to normality
Two weeks after lockdown was introduced to stem the spread of coronavirus the Scottish government shifted its attention…
Aside from some tweaks, the route map is very similar in its substance to the plan announced by Boris Johnson almost two weeks ago
But it was started 6 weeks ago two weeks after the Lockdown began and (crucial added colourful detail) there has been “A second coffee machine installed in the main area of work. Where once only filter coffee was on offer, a capsule machine provides extra capacity to aid civil servants with depleted caffeine levels.”
Nicola Sturgeon faces call to quicken Scotland's route map out of coronavirus lockdown
The SNP's confusing messages, lack of testing and overly cautious lockdown is holding Scotland's economy back, the…
Yes, the professors of Oxford are having “a good war”.
Gupta, via unherd dot com, has broken cover to pre-publicize the 2nd wave of her “we were infected last year” theory, but sort of undermines any evidence by saying the international studies of (old) Antibody testing are prone to error .
Alister Jack, not of Oxford but 500 or so miles north is calculatingly drawing the SNP fire by conspicuously breaking the Scottish Lockdown. MPs are key workers though but not Teachers so there is extra pressure for the northern Lockdown to be lifted on May 28 otherwise there will be no partial school return in June.
Nicola Sturgeon: I agonise over my response to Scotland coronavirus pandemic
Nicola Sturgeon has she admitted she still "agonises" over decisions she has made during the course of the pandemic…
Scotland’s first minister defended her decision to discharge elderly people from hospitals into care homes without testing them for coronavirus at the start of the crisis, amid fears hospitals would soon be “filled up with coronavirus cases”.
So it was her decision, fair enough. A day or so back it was the responsibility of …..
Not a lot of love in the comments for the FM. Hey ho….
Pual Martin: but as a tactic to flush out and count the opposition ….