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by Cheesyrider
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vakzine Macht Frei
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Vakzine Macht Frei

They are definitely kicking the lockdown release down the road because they are desperate for the continued control that an uptick in cases will support. On the other hand, they are probably also past the bulk of the “easily brainwashed” and getting down to the core of refuseniks so they’ll start i...
by Cheesyrider
Wed May 26, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Meet Fellow Sceptics
Topic: West London Sceptics
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: West London Sceptics

I'd be up for a London meet too. How are you guys losing your friends? I mean, how does it happen? Other than some funny looks, I haven't noticed anything particularly negative from mine. Other than one friend (who thinks I'm crazy but ignores restrictions that don't suit him), I don't really talk a...
by Cheesyrider
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small Acts of Resistance: A Civil Disobedience Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Small Acts of Resistance: A Civil Disobedience Thread

..to record them. I thought it would be a good idea to post stories about how people are ignoring or flouting stupid rules and getting on with their lives. Inspired by Jonathan Sumption's quote a few weeks ago about how the British people will increasingly engage in a British form of civil disobedie...
by Cheesyrider
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whitehall leak?
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Re: Whitehall leak?

JMC's post below is the most convincing explanation I have seen for what is going on. I really find it hard to believe the Great Reset type stuff (not out of morality - just that most people aren't that competent) but this analysis rings true to me. Basically government stumbled into excessive measu...
by Cheesyrider
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Politics and Economics
Topic: Mask rules and elections
Replies: 18
Views: 820

Re: Mask rules and elections

It seems to mean that they can't deny you the right to vote because you don't wear a mask. You can be kicked off a train if you're not wearing a mask (unless exempt). If I understand this correctly (I have only read this excerpt, not the whole thing) then it seems to mean that they can't force you t...
by Cheesyrider
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Face masks

Any discussion of this kind of thing invariably ends up in a "my expert is better than yours" type of stalemate, and is basically pointless. I try to avoid talking about it but if I am forced, I just say something like "There is a lot of data, especially before 2020 showing masks aren't particularly...
by Cheesyrider
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Statistics and Modelling
Topic: ONS Figures
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: ONS Figures

I've just spent a couple of weeks preparing death statistics on a weekly basis for ten years also. My figures are 52 separate weeks across the ten years, so a comparison at a glance will show the pattern of weekly deaths at any point in the ten years.However, this is the statistics taken from ONS E...
by Cheesyrider
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Vaccination Passports Legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Are Vaccination Passports Legal?

I'm a lawyer. The short answer is that it doesn't really matter. It's probably not legal right now, but all it takes is Boris to call Parliament into session and scare them with some statistics about the virus for them to pass a law that will make it legal. Having said that, as a practical matter, I...
by Cheesyrider
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Travel and Abroad
Topic: Australia opening up to international travel in 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Australia opening up to international travel in 2021

It seems to me that virtually everywhere will require a vaccine and/or negative test. There will be exceptions but in practical terms (depending on the countries, the rules of the airlines, rules for countries you have to transit through etc) it will be very difficult to near impossible to fly witho...
by Cheesyrider
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Politics and Economics
Topic: 1984 Health Act
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: 1984 Health Act

The best resource on this legal issue is retired Supreme Court Judge (and vocal lockdown sceptic) Sumption's speech a couple of months ago here: https://www.privatelaw.law.cam.ac.uk/events/CambridgeFreshfieldsLecture He completely destroys the government's legal justifications - his points are compe...