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    • The return under the consumer rights act of the item bought would have to be at the expense of the retailer. If the dealer themselves has arranged for an MOT at their own preferred garage – then frankly I would be prepared to cough up another 50 quid and go get another MOT at a garage of your choice. I think this would be a good move before you try anything. It's still very early days and say you are well within your 30 days. Find yourself an MOT station with a good reputation and tell them that you want them to be particularly exigent because there are questions over the condition of the vehicle. If you get MOT which fails I would point out some serious defects, then this is grist to your mill. This may seem to be a nuisance – but given that so far you have cut corners to save time and money, I think that you will have to treat this as payback time. Just because nobody took the trouble to be careful when buying the car, doesn't mean that some care and preparation shouldn't be taken when preparing to challenge the dealer and maybe to return it. If you don't want to tell your partner that you told him so, then bring him here so that he can see that we think that he's acted quite irresponsibly in the way that he has chucked his money around. Now there is a price to pay in terms of time, money, stress, uncertainty. Your partner now wants to try and cut more corners by compromising but you don't really know what you are compromising over. Get the MOT and the check-over which I've suggested so that you understand exactly what you've bought and then you could understand what sort of compromises you might be prepared to make. If the vehicle fails us MOT for some reason rather then I would be looking to recover not only the cost the vehicle, but the cost of the MOT failure, the cost of travelling to Bristol to purchase it and the cost of driving back with it. In other words, if the vehicle is worth rejecting then there is no reason why you should be out of pocket at all.  
    • Thank you for the advice.   She is just waiting to get the green light on the move and rang and spoke to them to get some details.
    • Bargain Cars Bristol (also trades as Southwest Vans and Commercials). They're around 55 miles away; Bristol is the nearest place to us which has a decent amount of car dealerships.   My partner has (and had previously), yes. He's the very opposite of me - doesn't research endlessly, doesn't always err on the side of caution. I'm not in a financial position to buy a car, but need one for a new job, so the deal was that he paid for it but I wasn't to interfere with my 'over-cautiousness'. Yes, he's regretting that now! (I have so far managed to refrain from saying 'I told you so'). If it was up to me, I'd spend 3 months researching the history of car, dealership, MOT testing garage etc before buying, which is why he usually ends up taking over.   Apologies, the dealer themselves didn't carry out the MOT, but they booked it in at a garage of their choice (which appears to be a couple of miles away from their business). Personally, I don't trust any MOT carried out by the dealer's garage of choice as there were no advisories on the car that had a blow-out either (I did report that garage after the blow-out, so hopefully it was assessed and action was taken).   The ad doesn't explicitly state that, but the dealer stated it verbally (which obviously I can't prove now). Their own website's ad is still visible here, but the one on eBay (which is the one we saw) has been deleted, and I foolishly don't seem to have stored a copy of it.   So, within the first 30 days I have the right to reject without having to accept a repair option, from day 31 up to 6 months I have to allow one repair attempt before having the right to reject? Is that correct? My OH wants to 'compromise' with the dealer and say that if they process a refund immediately, we'll return the vehicle today at our own cost, but if they are unable to refund today then they will have to collect the vehicle from us instead (in line with our statutory rights). However, this section of the CRA confuses me - doesn't this mean that we have to return it as stated on our receipt?    
    • I know this but a few COVID related problems have knocked us for six. So i'll see what the judge says tomorrow. Regarding the letter it seems they are dragging up stuff already covered and cleverly wording it and there are some points that are incorrect.
    • You absolutely can (have a negative lateral flow test, and a positive PCR).   This can also happen when someone is symptomatic, and actually has Covid (the scenario most people would consider first, and what I think you are asking about). There is a fallacy to that scenario, though : if symptomatic, they shouldn't be using the lateral flow test (which is for SCREENING of the ASYMPTOMATIC), but those people should be going for the higher sensitivity PCR as the initial test.   If used 'correctly', (both in terms of 'both samples taken correctly', and 'used for the asymptomatic'!) then it is possible for someone asymptomatic to test negative by lateral flow, and positive by PCR. There is again an inherent issue to this scenario, though : the testing (for someone asymptomatic, for most situations!) should stop when they have the negative lateral flow test, and they wouldn't need the PCR - so why would they then know the PCR result?   An exception here would be e.g. someone traveling internationally, who might get a (self taken) lateral flow test (which comes back negative, with a result within 30 mins), and then a PCR taken at the same time, which takes longer to come back, but then comes back positive ........ presumed then to be the PCR being the more sensitive test, and the 'true picture' (rather than the PCR being a 'false positive'!). In the academic scenario (or if you were a leading politician, or a titan of business willing to pay for a clearer answer ..... or an answer you prefer if it meant you could travel / not self-isolate!): one could then re-test by a different PCR that uses a different target ... which then gives the suggestion of which is the 'false' test (false negative 'insensitive' lateral flow vs. false +ve PCR!).   Where does one stop, though?. All tests have false negative rates and false positive rates, so I can create the possible (but unlikely!) scenario where there is a true negative lateral flow, with one or MORE false positive PCR's. One would tend to 'believe' the PCR's (especially if more than one!), but it would be POSSIBLE (if unlikely!) that the PCR's could all be false positive. As you get more and more positive PCR's using different targets, the likelihood diminishes, though (although this wouldn't affect other sources of error such as sample crossover [what if they tested a sample which was someone else's sample, and was in fact +ve, but it had been labelled as the first person's sample??). Again, where do you stop? cell culture? (the 'gold standard' by which the PCR and lateral flow test sensitivity and specificity should be measured, but not widely available).   None of these are new issue, or specific to COVID, though. The National Blood Transfusion Service has dealt with screening tests (albeit it, not for COVID, but for other infectious diseases) for many years. Blood samples from donations may test HIV +ve (on screening!), and then there is a whole protocol (different tests on the original sample, repeat testing by the original test methodology whilst going back to the primary sample tube, and getting a completly new sample [to ensure different people's samples haven't been inadvertently 'switched'!] if there are still concerns!) to ensure that : a) the donor isn't told "you have HIV", when they HAVEN'T but at the same time b) If the donor does have undiagnosed HIV infection, they get followed up, retested, (and then told!).   All this relies on an understanding of test specificity and sensitivity (and of what can go wrong at any point in the testing : pre-analytical, analytical, or post-analytical !), while appreciating that most people just want a test result and would consider  the report as 'gospel' : "positive means you have it, negative means you don't".........
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Just remember - no vote IS a vote for Johnson,

and there is no Corbyn as the alternative to give that any semblance of validity

 

and if the Tories get trashed in the locals - we'll have the delight of the Tory infighting to watch which will hopefully keep them too busy to continue the destruction and denouement of the UK

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£288 million pounds a week additional cost to UK businesses in extra customs bureaucracy alone

£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

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not able to reply as waiting for a call back from 111 service, sorry,  still suffering with side effects of the Oxford jab, hope I do not have go back in hospital

 

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get well soon

 

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how it should be done. Take note Johnson.

 

How Europe sealed its Pfizer deal

The E.U. will finalize a deal this week for 1.8 billion doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, after a striking alignment of personal diplomacy, political survival and corporate hustle.

For a month, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, exchanged texts and calls with Albert Bourla, chief executive of Pfizer. Then, finally, a breakthrough: Pfizer might have more doses it could offer the bloc — much more. And the E.U. would be thrilled to have them.

Although many other leaders were also in talks with Pfizer, Bourla said he and von der Leyen had “developed a deep trust, because we got into deep discussions.” He added: “She knew details about the variants. She knew details about everything. So that made the discussion way more engaged.”

Details: The contract will permit the E.U. to resell or donate the vaccines to partners, empowering the bloc to conduct vaccine diplomacy and to support struggling efforts to immunize people in poorer countries.

-NYT briefing

 

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£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

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10 hours ago, snowdragon said:

not able to reply as waiting for a call back from 111 service, sorry,  still suffering with side effects of the Oxford jab, hope I do not have go back in hospital

 

Sandy

 

I'm no medical practitioner Sandy, but I have been taking vitamin boosts since it started - particularly ones containing  b, d and magnesium.

The lockdowns certainly haven't helped our bodies Vitamin D productions.

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£288 million pounds a week additional cost to UK businesses in extra customs bureaucracy alone

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I take Vit D and magnesium supplements might do some good.

 

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Her:  So why are we out here in the cold clapping in front of a door knocker thats probably not even made from Brass let alone gold?

 

Him: Well err, I'm not sure, err I think its either for the NHS app if its done yet or an old guy who ..

 

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Him: Sorry matron, I'll have a word with Richi and borrow one of the two remaining bullion bars we have in the bank of England and have it melted down into a door knocker ..

 

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Him: I'll get both the bullion bars

 

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£288 million pounds a week additional cost to UK businesses in extra customs bureaucracy alone

£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

stuff that on the side of a bus

 

Its official: Boris "unrepentant and inveterate liar" Johnsons' word

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Sadly, 'not the NHS' digital is half baked at best .. a pin would have done the job ..

 

With the newer vaccines coming up, Curvac has been perhaps one to watch as it was projected to need little more than fridges etc

https://english.alarabiya.net/coronavirus/2021/02/25/Coronavirus-CureVac-COVID-19-vaccine-explainer-Everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-vaccine-

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-06/covid-vaccine-curevac-novavax-nvax-glaxo-gsk-sanofi-sny-race-for-shots

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/health/covid-vaccine-curevac.html

 

but interestingly, the team up with the UK's  Glaxo and the share price drops ...

 

 

 

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£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

stuff that on the side of a bus

 

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Although these variants were already here,, calling it 'the Indian variant' may make reporting its spread more 'palatable'

So before I've had my second o/AZ jab - its already of even more limited use - and it would seem high risk for me as I got headaches with the first jab along with muscle pains/flu symptoms etc (I did take paracetamol + ibuprophen regularly as soon as it started - and already took one a day for other reasons anyway) .. and I wont be offered other options it would seem - so far.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/06/new-concerns-indian-covid-variant-clusters-found-across-england-ongoing-risk-high

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£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

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£288 million pounds a week additional cost to UK businesses in extra customs bureaucracy alone

£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

stuff that on the side of a bus

 

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no of course not..just like the flu, it doesn't, nor does it need too, last for life.

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

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are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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interestingly ... or not

I'm just coming to the end of the worst, heaviest, longest duration snotfest spring cold I've had in maybe 30 years.

(2 negative tests over the two weeks)

 

* Coincidence?

* The jab ..

* Simply that I've been far more isolated than before and I've missed the normal acclimatisation to snot bugs?

.. almost certainly the latter

 

 

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£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

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https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/10/italian-woman-mistakenly-given-six-doses-of-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

- rumours claim her urine is selling for 50 (E/£/$) per sample bottle on ebay

 

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I had my 1st jab in a drive thru, seems they gave a few people a double dose by mistake !!!

 
 

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o/az?

 

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o/az?

PFIZER

 
 

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I felt absolutely nothing, didn't watch when I was given it and felt nothing since.

Just waiting on my letter for the second.

 
 

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Not sure people would except more lockdowns if other Coronavirus variants caused deaths of those already vaccinated. 

 

The world cannot continue to be in a permanent state of crisis with freedoms of people restricted and economies unable to produce finances to pay for public services.

 

During 2022 politicians around the world may just have to accept that Coronavirus will continue to mutate and that there will be a continuous requirement to provide 6 monthly or annual booster jabs. And there will be acceptance that a percentage of people will die, similar to flu.

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I felt absolutely nothing, didn't watch when I was given it and felt nothing since.

Just waiting on my letter for the second.

 

You might get 24-48 hours of flu like symptoms on the second dose with pfiser, but from what I've gathered, IF you get them, they will likely be milder than the ones associated with the O/AZ first jab

Paracetamol in all cases sees to be the most effective treatment from what I've heard and experienced

 

9 hours ago, snowdragon said:

 

Too true SD

All these variants associated with India are already here - apart from any brand new mutations which may be (assuredly are - mutation IS a feature of the virus) occurring. Its what the 'surge testing' which is going on in the UK that we seem to hear so little about (D notices?) - is all about.

 

Lets not forget that a variant which might be considered the parent mutation of much of this was observed spreading through Kent and London with its International Airports for 3 months before Johnson + Handcock reported it .. allegedly forced to as it was about to break in the news anyway

 

To add to the concern AND the relief factor, is the example of :

"

Earlier in the pandemic, the archipelago nation of the Seychelles won acclaim for becoming the world’s most vaccinated country. It relied heavily on China’s Sinopharm vaccine as it inoculated more than 60 percent of its roughly 100,000 people.

But a surge in coronavirus cases, including among the fully vaccinated, now has some questioning that choice of vaccine — even as health officials noted that though people were becoming infected, they were not getting very sick."

- NYT

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£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

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Its official: Boris "unrepentant and inveterate liar" Johnsons' word

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Boris Johnson has confirmed there will be a full statutory inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, starting work in spring 2022. (

after another winter season of NOT learning any lessons apart from how to enrich cronies)


The government has conducted a secret “lessons learned” review on the Covid pandemic but is refusing to publish it.

https://londonlovesbusiness.com/government-carries-out-in-secret-lessons-learned-review-over-the-handling-of-covid/

 

If it ever arrives, Expect something even more nondescript and full of meaningless waffle, deflection and 'burying a few meaningful sentences in reams of crap' than

https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/publications/detail/learning-from-covid-19-a-case-study-review

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£288 million pounds a week additional cost to UK businesses in extra customs bureaucracy alone

£113 Billion in services and 40% of our exports to our largest market - lost

stuff that on the side of a bus

 

Its official: Boris "unrepentant and inveterate liar" Johnsons' word

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