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by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Have I missed something, or is our "world beating" track and trace system just a call centre?
Never mind world beating something that actually works will be a start.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Fri May 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Two former Clarets released by Football League clubs
Replies: 26
Views: 1069

Re: ARTICLE: Two former Clarets released by Football League clubs

No doubt he’ll look back and probably regret the way his career with us ended while at the same thinking some of the best football in his career was here. A great leader and defender.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Fri May 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 14913

Re: Dominic Cummings

Wonder if his wife did a test drive as well? Maybe there is another tourist attraction in the area she drove to. Safety first always.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 14913

Re: Dominic Cummings

I suppose it depends how parochial you are. Couple of hours in a car is a short drive. He drove for 30 miles and then drove back. Or to make it easier he drove from Nelson to Preston and back, does that help? Couple of hours in a car is a ‘short drive’? Testing your eyesight on the M65 from Nelson ...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 28, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Pearce
Replies: 23
Views: 1949

Re: Chris Pearce

Another terrace cult hero back in the early 90’s for those dancing skills!

My dad taught his son at school in Blackburn. Said he was a really nice bloke. One parents evening he couldn’t resist but ask him about that performance at Bradford in the Sherpa Van or whatever it was called then.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue May 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 14913

Re: Dominic Cummings

Whole thing is becoming farcical. Now got Gove claiming he’s driven a car in order to test his eyesight!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Mon May 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 874
Views: 14913

Re: Dominic Cummings

Thought the press conference was bad enough until Darren Grimes followed on Sky News to defend him.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Mon May 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

He shouldn’t even be making a statement according the special advisors code of conduct. And just think if he’d come out said sorry on Friday night it would have probably blown over.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Darthlaw wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:10 pm
So you would keep your child in a household with multiple people, infected with Covid, fair enough.

I dare say other parents wouldn’t share your view.
Rest of the country haven’t had a choice.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Cummings has now been reported to Durham police. The vehicle recognition and phone records could make interesting reading.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Maybe Boris sees this as his own way out. He’s clearly not cut out for the amount of work and effort needed to lead a country.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

They must be pretty confident no further revelations are to come out.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Johnson to announce he will ‘stand by’ Cummings in the 5pm press conference. Presume he doesn’t mean literally as that’ll be another rule he’d break.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Laura Kuenssberg has to be on the pay roll. When people like Julia Hartley-Brewer and Piers Morgan are incandescent about this, you know something fishy is going on with her. Interesting to see that there was a tweet to Kuenssberg on 10th May asking if she could ask Johnson why Cummings was in Durh...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:53 am
Will the part time PM front up today?
Part time is being generous.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sun May 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Keane's "Rock Bottom"
Replies: 53
Views: 2775

Re: Michael Keane's "Rock Bottom"

Fantastic defender for us.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

If you have children, you will pretty much do everything & even anything to protect them from harm & possible danger without even thinking logically, was it a wise call to make no it wasn’t, a severe error of judgement not to even somehow square it off prior or doggedly explore other alternatives &...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

If he’d just apologised and said he was in the wrong it would have gone down better. Unfortunately like the US politics here is an absolute cesspit of those in power.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Wonder whose name has been picked out of the jar to front the media tomorrow morning. Obviously won’t be Johnson and Gove did last Sunday. Rishi Sunak might draw the short straw as he’s gone down well with the public.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

The odd thing is surely even this bunch of dimwit cabinet MP’s must have suspected there would be more to come from this story. It makes the defence of him even more baffling.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

I think going to look at bluebells in a wood 260 miles away is classed as essential travel If you are using common sense.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

‘Coronavirus scare’??
Probably not how the thousands of families who have lost loved ones would describe it.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

BurningBeard wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm
She could find herself out of that gig if it transpires she's been telling porkies or economical with the truth in their name.
Or the editor could if he knew they’d been to Durham and published her article a few weeks ago which failed to mention that part!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

The Spectator who employ his wife have published an article saying he must go. See how the Sunday Mail view it tomorrow.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

The mantra seems to be say ‘4 year old’ and ‘safeguarding a lot and all this will go away!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Attorney General now tweeting defending him. He really has a hold over this lot!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

In general, I’d say losing your job is a hard price to pay in all cases. I think we’re generally too expectant of “public figures” and we should remember they are all just human beings, trying to do the best job they can to provide for themselves/their family - they’re not perfect and nor should we...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Bordeauxclaret wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Surely nobody thought Johnson would front up today?
He’s gone missing yet again!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

NewClaret wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:09 pm
If he drove directly without stopping, I can’t see the risk?
Fair play to anyone driving that far with a 4 year old in the back and not needing to stop once!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Won’t be sacked and won’t resign, in my opinion, so this is going to upset lots of people. Can’t see that he put public health at any risk whatsoever and acted in a way any responsible parent would. Yeh driving 260 odd miles with a 4 year old child while knowingly infected definitely wouldn’t put p...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

He’s just said to reporters ‘Who cares about looking good?’. He probably said that every day before this to be fair.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Odd how his wife didn’t mention they’d travelled to Durham in her article for The Spectator last month.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Michael Gove has pointed out on Twitter what he did was not a crime. This is correct but neither did Neil Ferguson or Catherine Calderwood who both had to resign.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Sat May 23, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Imagine no matter what political persuasion you are defending an individual like Dominic Cummings.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Fri May 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Cummings will have to go. The public will take a lot of crap from the political class, including gross incompetence, but they won't take hypocrisy. We are all making sacrifices and many will lose their livelihoods by sticking to the lockdown rules both past and present ones, but we won't put up wit...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Yep a bizarre argument from her given how well lockdown went for the first few weeks. Agree about the ex Danish PM. Unfortunately our lot have become totally obsessed with spin.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 21, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Camila Tominey of the Daily Telegraph has just argued on Question Time if lockdown had been brought in 3 weeks prior to when it was people wouldn’t have been psychologically ready for it or obeyed it.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

I agree - and I am not going down that route as I know there are lots of great dedicated teachers who want to go back. Like all professions there are good and bad in education - and then lots in the middle. After being a governor for many years my own observation is that there are fewer teachers ov...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

ClaretMov wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Spot on Grumps
I’ve had a meeting with my children’s school this afternoon as a parent governor and the head said every member of his staff (bar two with pre existing health conditions) are happy to be back. In my own school all our staff have said they will be back on 1st June.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Thu May 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

martin_p wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:36 pm
I suspect, like most, they will have had their holiday cancelled for them!
They will never be more thankful for their big gardens!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed May 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

Maybe for some parents it's the fear of losing a child to something you could have prevented happening. Thirty five years ago, my wife and I lost our 5 year old son to a sudden death, he had a heart complaint we knew nothing about. I can tell you there's not much worse in life than burying your own...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed May 20, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

Ministers under pressure over schools return date Ministers are facing pressure from councils and teaching unions to reconsider plans to reopen English primary schools to some pupils from 1 June. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52733452 Seems to be a lot of backtracking going on now by the gov...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed May 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

Still time for you.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed May 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

perhaps ""non-existent" is a bit strong...but theres a clear element of hysteria, exaggeration and hype around this subject.. perhaps best not to go into the relative dangers facing children isolated at home as it doesnt fit in with the anti-school agenda. No you are correct about those children is...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed May 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

why should he? maybe he's also passionate about helping kids at the EYFS stage of their development? something thats every bit as important (arguably more so) as cramming for SATs...? and maybe he's simply aware that the potential for damaging disruption to childrens' lives stemming from social wit...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Wed May 20, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

Ever thought of training to be a teacher? Should be easy enough to get on a course with your experience in the nursery setting. It’s obvious you are passionate in your thinking the majority of schools and those who work in them aren’t up to scratch.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue May 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Is the Prime Minister ill again? Seems to have disappeared.
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Tue May 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Schools
Replies: 407
Views: 8471

Re: Schools

Yes and no. We were told we should remain working, regularly contacted by the council to see if we were, and could take on further work if we wanted as we were in need. We opted to not work for 8 weeks to protect our family and the children. We hoped it would blow over in that time, and it did to a...
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Mon May 18, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:46 pm
No, it's a leap year. There was an extra day in February.
Oh dear!
by Steve-Harpers-perm
Mon May 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 11731
Views: 232752

Re: Covid-19

Grumps wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:25 pm
It's not a claim, if its the truth. I certainly remember some of the examples he gave.
Fair play if you remember the 30th February.