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  1. I'd qualify that by saying that there are many many decent coppers around, undoubtedly the majority in fact, but the fact is that the uniform requires 'unimpeachable' trust, and that has largely gone and being more damaged by the week.
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  2. @BankFodder A very special Happy New Year to you and all the nice people on this forum. I have just made a donation. Best wishes for a good new year. stormy
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  3. What did people think of Doris's announcement last night? On a lighter note, someone has invented Boris Briefing BS Bingo.
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  4. Probably but he didn't and here we are. I don't much care what decisions he makes any more - just wish he'd make some without moaning about how difficult it is for him, how heavy his heart is, how much he regrets it. He wanted the bloody job, saw himself as some sort of Churchilian second coming and now won't stop whinging.
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  5. Sorry not a very good Limerick, but heigh ho, have had enough doom (not the game though) and despondency. There was a young man from Kent Whose thinking was ever so slightly slightly bent off he went skiing from the virus he was fleeing but it infected him in the bar where he went.
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  6. They have messed up since day 1. As they obviously had someone there to place a warning on your windscreen what they should have done is to put a Notice to driver there instead. but when they put that PCN on your windscreen they have to wait at least 29 days before they can send another demand. By placing on the warning instead what they usually do is to send a Notice to Keeper to arrive within 14 days. This has two benefits for them 1] it cuts down the time when they hope to get paid 2] they cut down the length of time that they need t
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  7. Someone went overboard with the Panic Purchases..
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  8. Dr Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England on the use of lateral flow tests in schools: "What we are finding is it is highly effective, at probably around 80-85%, in picking up cases at their most infectious period" 1. Rubbish - the figures I've seen are that even with high viral loads the effectiveness is well below those 'probably around' figures she states 2. Where are the stats on what viral loads children carry to support her use? What I've seen is that kids commonly have lower viral loads when infected but are still infectious 3. What
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  9. You can't request a hearing in Scotland because you issued the claim through MCOL under English Jurisdiction.So you either attend the defendants local court....or request a remote hearing or inform the court that you will not be inattendance and will rely on CPR 27.9 https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part27#27.9
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  10. Reg 9 only kicks in if you live with the close relative you rent from. As long as you can prove the tenancy isn't contrived, is at the normal rental rate and has been rented out before, then in theory you should be able to claim housing benefit. They should check and ask for proof of rent being passed to the landlord after the first 6 months.
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  11. Hi BankFodder, my emails are all down until Saturday, as Virgin have not been able to send a engineer out to repair the cables, I have logged into my sons account and accessed this website and just found this message, I will of course email the above address as soon as the emails are working which I am advised will be by 3pm Saturday 16 January 2021. I am in the process of doing the AQ and will of course send this as advised by Andyorch by 25 January 2021 to the Court, I am also awaiting the courts response to the failure of the Defendants to follow the procedure regarding change o
    2 points
  12. What's really frightening is that this won't stop - ever. The police are constantly asking for more powers whilst not using the ones they already have effectively. These extra powers will not be rescinded once the (perceived) need for them abates.
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  13. It's terrible value for money, judging by the photos I've seen today. The government doesn't trust families with food vouchers but is happy to give the money to catering companies who then siphon off most of it.
    2 points
  14. You do nothing but pass the claim onto your insurance company for them to deal with. That's what you pay your premiums for. Do not attempt to engage in any exchange of correspondence with the motorcyclist's lawyer or you may make your insurance company very unhappy. Don't worry that you thought this had all been setled already - you let your insurer deal with it. (If you actually read the T&Cs of your policy all this will be a condition of your insurance and ought to be spelled out for you).
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  15. On a side note.. I've had a few symptoms (mild slightly catarrhy occasional cough, very small bit of congestion and a bit of clamminess) which I was 95% sure was a mild cold ... so I took the opportunity to make use of a lateral flow test - which returned a negative result (about 55% accuracy apparently) So following the Oxford/AZ example I added the two together (no matter how questionable one or more of the results) ... and am now only 75% sure I only have a mild cold.
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  16. That's how I view them nowadays, they are the enemy because they're looking to find something, anything to put blame onto ordinary citizens and will make it up if necessary (such as 'breach of covid'). I grew up in a world where you were told to find/trust a policeman if you needed help. There's no way I'd teach a child that now.
    2 points
  17. So, you cannot drive 5 miles to go for exercise - but you can go to a football match ?? Does this mean, I HAVE to shop at my local Co-op which is 2.5 miles away.. all the larger supermarkets are a 10 mile drive. Not that I shop at the larger stores but if I were to, then I would multi task.. do my shopping, then drive a further mile to walk the dog in a Woodland area - it does not make sense to me. I thought Jacqui Smith, (Labour/former Home Secretary) was a power hungry madam.. But Priti Patel beats her hands down !
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  18. You need to prepare an "Exceptional Hardship" argument to put before the court. As I'm sure you know, you will get twelve points for these offences and that will see you face a "totting up" ban of six months. This can reduced to zero if you can show that "Exceptional Hardship" will follow for you or others if you are banned. Here's the Sentencing Council's guidance to Magistrates on the mater: 3. ‘Totting up’ disqualification – Sentencing (sentencingcouncil.org.uk) You will note that loss of employment by itself is not usually considered "exceptional." However, the ad
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  19. seems it was Johnsons man that caused all the problems with artists and EU tours, not the EU as Johnson and crew have lied - what a surprise https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-visa-free-work-musicians-eu-brexit-b1784600.html UK ‘rejected offer’ of visa-free tours by musicians in EU, despite blaming Brussels for permit blow "A “standard” proposal to exempt performers from the huge cost and bureaucracy for 90 days was turned down, The Independent has been told – because the government is insisting on denying that to EU artists visiting this country."
    2 points
  20. Message To the politicians: Stay at one home Stop routing taxpayer billions to your pals and family businesses Properly fund the NHS
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  21. My OH has worked from home for a while now, UB. He makes a point of walking around regularly, even if it's just to come downstairs and make a coffee, to help his back. He probably isn't taking enough screen breaks though.
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  22. We can spend up to £200 on basic furniture for office set up and be reimbursed. I have a fully adjustable chair with back support arriving today and may get another table, as a I am using an old kitchen table at the moment. Already have a separate large monitor, so I am not looking at small laptop screen all day. So far I seem to be working harder at home with less distractions, with phone calls lasting longer. So I am going to have to start being more disciplined taking breaks away from my work.
    2 points
  23. Or decides is ‘exercise’. To someone who is horrendously overweight and has hardly moved in years a walk of 100m is worthwhile. Doesn’t mean the same would be be of benefit to someone who works out and runs regularly.
    2 points
  24. +1 - no idea what Johnson and handcocks latest edicts are let alone if they will be the same tomorrow - and honestly - don't give a shoot - I'll stick with common sense to protect myself, my loved ones and others. Handcock turned up at a GP practice to promote the distribution of the vaccine today - and they hadn't had the 'expected' delivery had they? - I think thats a prime example of what useless, clueless and careless numpties they are - along with the utter BS handcock spouted after that ICU nurses desperate statements.
    2 points
  25. Ok, so the Hearing was today, via telephone conference call, and... CLAIM DISMISSED! Yay! It seemed in the balance at one point as the judge was summing up, but it came down to keeper liability in the end. The bad news was that he wouldn't accept any costs on my part because it was via phone so I 'didn't lose any earnings'. I tried to argue that nearly two hours on the phone is about the same as £95 loss of earnings on my hourly rate, but I can't prove that. He said all the other reasonable costs I put forward weren't admissible in small claims. At least th
    2 points
  26. Raphael Warnock has won for the Democrats in Georgia, by 1% of the vote. It's very close between the other Democrat and the Republican candidate and nearly all the votes have been counted, according to the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/
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  27. ...and wee Nicola says Trump going to Scotland isn't essential travel and wouldn't be let in. 'Sturgeon said she wasn't clear on the president's travel plans but hoped his immediate travel plan would be to 'exit the White House'.'
    2 points
  28. Will do for sure. What a fantastic group this is. Thanks again.
    2 points
  29. Worth a peruse https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pediatric-hcp.html which Harvard has been saying for some time .. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/08/looking-at-children-as-the-silent-spreaders-of-sars-cov-2/
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  30. Oh how much do I agree with this. For those of us who have not had the virus or needed medical help over the last nine months they are the people who kept us all going. Remember back at the start when retail staff had absolutely no protection but were there all day every day stocking those shelves. If you didn't go out to shop your only human interaction was a wave from a delivery driver as they stepped back from leaving a package on the doorstep and trust me - it made a difference.
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  31. and regarding delivery drivers, they like shop assistants, are FAR more essential front line workers than any of those 'absent' apart from maybe a brief telephone conversation if you are lucky GP's. Yet neither delivery drivers or shop assistants seem to be anywhere significant if at all in the 'vaccine' queue or anything else.
    2 points
  32. Public Sector workers get paid no matter what. It's easy to call for restrictions that only affect others. The problem is that the level of compliance is nowhere near what it was at the start. Creating more rules doesn't solve anything if people don't follow them. Enforcing the ones we already have wouldn't hurt.
    2 points
  33. Just to clarify for you, the claim has come from Northampton Bulk Claim Centre, based in St Katherine's House, Northampton, being an administrative office only, not an actual court as you might think of them with benches and chairs. As dx has mentioned, once you have submitted your brief defence, I repeat, Brief defence, that they send a direction questionnaire. Having filled it in they allocate the claim to the Small Claims track and also automatically send it to your local court; unless in the directions you have nominated a different court, for reasons of convenience to you, e
    2 points
  34. Hello again! Hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday. A little update here: I got the refund in the end, they were pretty quick actually, I didn't even realize but I got it in three days after receiving that email from the CS executive. I have to say I am a bit relieved now, it would have been interesting to go through with the whole thing, go to a hearing, etc. but it's nice that I don't have to risk any more money in court. The only thing I am sad about is that Hermes is getting away with stealing again. I guess we would need thousands of people to sue Hermes for losing packages and maybe th
    2 points
  35. As you say... a garbage idea! Well, if nobody else has any further advice over the Xmas days off, I guess you send it back with the grovelling apology and 'phone and email them too. If you do finally end up getting charged with failure to identify the driver you can usually do a plea bargain to plead guilty to speeding if they drop the failure to identify charge. Here you could also perhaps argue that you were confused initially by the request as you didn't think it was addressed to you personally. Anyway, come back here if they charge you with anything. I
    2 points
  36. The Sikhs put the council issuing tickets to stranded trucks to shame.
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  37. The sapeurs pompiers who have been sent are more than firefighters, they do emergency medical calls and first aid as well so could also be paramedics, which is useful.
    2 points
  38. Who'd have thought that other countries are also 'sovereign' and can close their borders to us? I know this is about Covid but it's a good rehearsal for the end of the transition period. I just hope that the government can organise testing and quick results for the lorry drivers trying to get to or back to Europe. If they can't get things sorted, firms from Europe are talking about not delivering to the UK. Christmas presents and some fresh produce is stuck waiting to get on ferries or into the tunnel.
    2 points
  39. How many tabs open in browser TJ? think I had 100 open in 32 Gb RAM before the browser slowed down, put in 64 Gb kit and is ok now Seriously Johnson has lost the plot, as have the others. Its been a disaster from the beginning.
    2 points
  40. Just to add for the benefit of anyone who reads this thread (I'm aware the OP may not return), the above is one of the reasons why everyone on the electoral roll should opt out of being on the open part of the register. Easy enough to check when you renew your registration or just ask your local council. (Although I think the perpetrator here is more likely to be someone known to the OP who holds some sort of grudge or perceives some slight on the OP's part - or one of the other victims)
    2 points
  41. Slow down! You're in a brilliant position legally (due to all the good work you've put in, photographing the signage and contacting Nando's). It's highly unlikely that PCMUK will take you to court, and if they did they would be humiliated with all the proof of their pathetic signage. You don't really have to do anything. I only suggested to contact the landowner as a belt & braces approach. This Andy bloke has been told the landowner will be in hot water legally if PCMUK sue you. Leave it at that. Relax now, but come back here if you get a Letter Bef
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  42. Thanks. I will let you know when I hear something.
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  43. @CitizenB that is what needs answering , looking at it from what is captured, the police weren't for listening he was bent on searching the house for illicit visitors, and didn't give the occupier the chance to explain, looks like family videoed it, I needs investigating and no doubt it will be.
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  44. You could use either....its whether there will be any actual court attendance involved...possibly not with the current covid restriction's in place and therefore a remote hearing.If you issue through Scotland all will be dealt with in Scotland...if you issue through MCOL...it will be the defendants court unless you get it transferred up to Scottish Courts...complicated..even more so if you have to execute judgment or having to deal with jurisdiction. I would Issue through MCOL...far simpler....and all can be dealt with without having to attend an English Court.
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  45. Some possible good news https://www.euronews.com/2020/12/31/turkish-scientists-say-they-ve-developed-a-10-second-covid-19-test-that-is-99-accurate
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  46. Revised snottiness Dear CST Law, cheers for your Letter Before Claim. In these dark days of panic buying and supermarket shortages, extra toilet paper is extremely welcome. Your clients were too bone idle to affix a windscreen NTD which is shown in their own photos! Was it raining and were they worried about getting their hair wet? Even the guidelines from your clients' mates in the BPA and the IPC insist on this, not to mention a proper law passed by parliament, the Protection of Freedoms Act. You scored a big own goal when you tried t
    1 point
  47. i would be removing the parked on a public highway ref at start and end and beef up the suing under breach of GDPR/DVLA .. their client has failed to comply to pofa 2012/BPA/ISA guidelines as they failed to issue a windscreen PCN this is proved by their own photos of the incident. the breaking of pofa 2012
    1 point
  48. I think it's unlikely you have anything to worry about here.
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  49. This site is priceless to it's users. Thank you to all the moderators for everything you do xx
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