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3 hours ago, Macnamara said:

UK may call in the army to tackle ongoing petrol crisis – reports

27 Sep, 2021 14:12

 

Angry trucker claims he has not been able to renew HGV licence that expired a YEAR ago despite desperate calls to DVLA- as it denies staff WFH strike led to 54,000 backlog

  • DVLA is facing a 54,000 HGV applications backlog as lorry shortage continues 
  • However, the body says the vast majority of the applications are for renewals 
  • It says these drivers can continue driving while they await for their renewal 
  • But some drivers claimed the rules only let them drive in the UK - not Europe 

By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline

Published: 03:45 EDT, 30 September 2021 | Updated: 06:44 EDT, 30 September 2021

An angry trucker has claimed he has not been able to renew his HGV licence after it expired a year ago despite repeated calls to the DVLA. 

The DVLA is facing a 54,000 HGV applications backlog, although the body says that 50,000 of the outstanding applications are for renewals and not new drivers.   

Truckers awaiting renewal can continue driving while they await their applications to be approved, the body said. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10044367/Striking-DVLA-staff-led-54-000-HGV-licence-backlog.html

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3 hours ago, Macnamara said:

UK may call in the army to tackle ongoing petrol crisis – reports

27 Sep, 2021 14:12
On 8/18/2020 at 12:15 AM, ink said:
Covid 19: A Review Part 7

Is Britain now effectively under military control?

10,000 extra troops to join British army's Covid support force
MoD doubles size of force amid fears over ability of police and NHS to cope with crisis
Haroon Siddique and Robert Booth

Wed 18 Mar 2020 22.30 GMT
Specialist military planners are also being deployed to steer local responses to the pandemic and tackle rising pressure on care homes, after a request by the communities secretary, Robert Jenrick.
There are fears about the ability of the police and NHS, which are both already at full stretch, to deal with the scale of the crisis. While the government has been reluctant to highlight such a bleak prospect, the armed forces need to be prepared for the threat of a breakdown in civil order given that troops have been deployed in other countries to enforce lockdowns and prevent looting of shops.
Up to 70 non-uniformed military personnel with crisis planning expertise are being sent to all 38 local resilience forums, to "test planning and identify weaknesses", defence sources said.

Local resilience forums are normally made up of councils, NHS bodies, emergency services and the environment agency. The military planners joining them are described as experts in coordinating resources in a crisis, which in the care system will mean bolstering already stretched operations.
Jenrick asked for an increase in military help, specifically highlighting the need to "support local authority elements of Covid-19 response plans, including social care".
The Standing Joint Command HQ in Aldershot, Hampshire, will serve as the command and control structure for the Covid support force.
The military was recently involved in civil contingency work when called on to support the government"s response to flooding.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/18/10000-extra-troops-to-join-british-armys-covid-support-force

Army general who led the Royal Marines' invasion of Iraq is appointed to lead the biggest shake-up of NHS management in 40 years

  • Sir Gordon Messenger has been asked to stamp out 'waste and wokery'
  • Health Secretary Sajid Javid is keen to ensure tax rise is not wasted
  • Ministers hope Sir Gordon will apply his leadership skills from serving in Iraq 

By Eleanor Hayward Health Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 19:06 EDT, 1 October 2021 | Updated: 19:09 EDT, 1 October 2021

A general who led the Royal Marines' invasion of Iraq has been appointed to lead the biggest shake-up of NHS management in 40 years.

Sir Gordon Messenger has been asked to stamp out 'waste and wokery' in the health service and ensure 'every pound is well spent'.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid is keen to ensure none of the Government's recent £36billion tax rise for health and social care is wasted. This is likely to lead to a cut in the number of fat-cat NHS managers and bureaucrats so more money is spent directly on patient care.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10051241/Army-general-appointed-lead-biggest-shake-NHS-management-40-years.html

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29 minutes ago, skitzorat said:

No surprises here....

 

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Lol. Typical.

 

'Perrottet is a member of Opus Dei, a controversial group within the Catholic Church.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Perrottet#Early_life_and_background

 

 

Only reference to his mother on his wiki is this:

 

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But the link is dead. Shame.

 

https://www.afr.com/news/politics/nsw-finance-minister-dominic-perrottet-owes-it-all-to-his-mother-20141007-k2dlh

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19 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

Lol. Typical.

 

'Perrottet is a member of Opus Dei, a controversial group within the Catholic Church.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Perrottet#Early_life_and_background

 

 

Only reference to his mother on his wiki is this:

 

mother.jpg

 

But the link is dead. Shame.

 

https://www.afr.com/news/politics/nsw-finance-minister-dominic-perrottet-owes-it-all-to-his-mother-20141007-k2dlh

youve got such good searchy-search skills - there's always a link to this stuff, isn't there....

 

meh... nothing of note to be said in the link - clickbait article headline, this is the only thing said about his mother lol

 

He learned politics around the dinner table and hard work packing lunches by the dozen and polishing shoes in batches of 24.

And, although he jokes she would tell him off for saying so, he learned a key part of his political philosophy – outsourcing – from his mother.

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20150815093155/http://www.afr.com/news/politics/nsw-finance-minister-dominic-perrottet-owes-it-all-to-his-mother-20141007-k2dlh

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1 minute ago, skitzorat said:

youve got such good searchy-search skills - there's always a link to this stuff, isn't there....

 

meh... nothing of note to be said in the link - clickbait article headline, this is the only thing said about his mother lol

 

He learned politics around the dinner table and hard work packing lunches by the dozen and polishing shoes in batches of 24.

And, although he jokes she would tell him off for saying so, he learned a key part of his political philosophy – outsourcing – from his mother.

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20150815093155/http://www.afr.com/news/politics/nsw-finance-minister-dominic-perrottet-owes-it-all-to-his-mother-20141007-k2dlh

 

Okay. Will have more of a dig tomorrow. Cheers though!

 

Seems like they're replacing the corrupt with more corrupt.

 

 

Some interesting leads going back before Covid if you search 'Dominic Perrottet opus dei' by latest.

https://twitter.com/search?q=Dominic Perrottet opus dei&src=typed_query&f=live

 

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52 minutes ago, Bullion said:

Grampsy Gates needs to keep taking the hormone blockers, his chest is growing and not in a good way 😅

I remember the clip of him walking and they bouncing around all over the show

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I went to look for it and look what came up!!! hahahahahaha

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bill-gates-transitioning-breasts/

 

Bill Gates breast implants

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I dont know whats more hilarious, the actual clip or the snoops factcheck 😂

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Banks Around World Are Suffering Big Outages, Leaving Millions of Customers in Lurch At Worst Possible Time

Twenty banks (some suffering repeated outages), six countries (one in lockdown), five continents, tens of millions of unhappy customers.

 

In New Zealand, now in its seventh week of nationwide lockdown, one of the country’s largest lenders, Kiwibank, went down on Tuesday, leaving many of its customers in the lurch. It is one of a string of IT outages the bank has suffered over the past three weeks, after a DDoS attack on New Zealand’s third largest Internet provider caused IT crashes at a number of lenders, including Commonwealth Bank and Anz Bank.

 

24 Million Unhappy Customers

New Zealand is not the only country to have suffered major outages within its banking system in recent weeks. Other countries include the UK, Japan, South Africa, Venezuela and Mexico, though there are no doubt more 

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/10/more-and-more-banks-around-world-are-suffering-outages-leaving-millions-of-customers-in-lurch-at-worst-possible-time.html

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3 minutes ago, skitzorat said:

Banks Around World Are Suffering Big Outages, Leaving Millions of Customers in Lurch At Worst Possible Time

Twenty banks (some suffering repeated outages), six countries (one in lockdown), five continents, tens of millions of unhappy customers.

 

In New Zealand, now in its seventh week of nationwide lockdown, one of the country’s largest lenders, Kiwibank, went down on Tuesday, leaving many of its customers in the lurch. It is one of a string of IT outages the bank has suffered over the past three weeks, after a DDoS attack on New Zealand’s third largest Internet provider caused IT crashes at a number of lenders, including Commonwealth Bank and Anz Bank.

 

24 Million Unhappy Customers

New Zealand is not the only country to have suffered major outages within its banking system in recent weeks. Other countries include the UK, Japan, South Africa, Venezuela and Mexico, though there are no doubt more 

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/10/more-and-more-banks-around-world-are-suffering-outages-leaving-millions-of-customers-in-lurch-at-worst-possible-time.html

 

A bit concerning as we get closer to 2022.

 

 

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