Tears - 1 Cornwall 2 - Devon, Dorset and parts of Somerset. Solution - take the filthy masks off, and reject totalitarian diktats that have no basis in medical science. 27-11-2020 11.24 pm
Dear Spotlight, and Mr Connett, Leader of Teignbridge District Council,
I watched, to take the sickly pulse, tonight's Spotlight Evening News
Mr Connett 'There is no need for Teignbridge to be in Tier 2." Spotlight - 'The 'infection rate' in Teignbridge is the lowest in the SW. I write from Haytor in Teignbridge.
Mr Johnson, the philanderer and present Prime Minister, followed speaking of the need for 'clarity and simplicity'!
There were the usual, selected vox pops, of the usual shallow analysis.
It was obvious from the broadcast that the natives are getting restless - at last, and that further businesses will be joining those like the boarded up Ridgeways, Peacocks etc in Newton Abbot.
To Jemma Woodman, journalist/presenter at BBC Spotlight SW. Copies to DG etc
Dear Ms Woodman,
I do my best to avoid the BBC except for Monty and Countryfile, but sample the wall to wall propagandare nero occasionally - as tonight at 6.30 pm. I find, unusually. that there is no I player link yet. Quote - at 9.35pm via https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nffw
This programme will be available shortly (sic) after broadcast. See link below.
Briefly - I was trained in medicine at St Mary's Paddington from 1958 to 1964, and have been learning, and teaching, ever since. The scientific principles were at the fore in the home of penicillin, and the hospital had a strong focus on infection. We were taught very well in bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, and especially immunology. The later by an unusually good teacher - Professor Ken Porter. the son of a railwayman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Robert_Porter
Pathology was central in our teaching and I was 'good' at it. Hence my continued interest in the 'unnatural' death of Dr David Kelly, a death uniquely never having been subject to an inquest - a sign of lawlessness in our dear country.
You unfortunately, along with many BBC commentators, including those on health, are not so well informed. However, you saw fit to interview the Chief Constable in an unbalanced way. It was almost an harangue. You could see the strain on his face. He is representing the Devon and Cornwall Police. His force 'picks up the pieces', and that has to do with the lowest media standards. You were citing several of many e-mails - in general demanding that the police should enforce 'The 2019/2020 Corona Virus Bill' - passed on the nod in just over 48 hours by a generally, morally bankrupt legislature. And to apocalyptic societal and economic cost. The BBC has amplified this C19 propaganda in every hour since.
cc to Director - Tony Hall - Baron Hall of Birkenhead. + Mel Stride MP
The BBC - motto 'Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation'
Dear Editor - BBC Spotlight - Seymour Road, Plymouth. ( I have been to your studios on about 6 occasions - Dove and Dolphin - Palestine, Community Hospital closures by diktat- etc)
Some questions for you
ONE The broadcast - emphasis on 'outbreak' of C19 at Exeter University -
Intro - "There has been a big increase in corona virus cases in Cornwall and Exeter in the last week .... ... now self-isolating"
This by Kevin Corbett RN whose address is on the video below. We must all be as fearless as as Senior Nurse Corbett. ‘A dark is falling over our still beautiful world’.
The organisation of it was fraught but we got there in the end. What a day!
I thought it best to wear my uniform [even though just retired] as people should see health professionals speaking out.
Thousands in Trafalgar Square [estimate 33k] and moving down Whitehall to Parliament Square. Joyous sight to behold.
Special mention for Kate Shemirani the MC who is a RN and natural therapist suspended by the nursing regulator for speaking out. Without her skills of fluidly working the mic between speakers and all the hiccups it would've fallen flat.
The police tried to stop it at every point.
A good report from May Ayres, artist and sculptor in East London -
I was at the mass protest on Saturday, a very moving and inspiring experience.
It was such a huge relief to be amongst real people with friendly, warm animated faces. No masks, no social distancing, wonderful conversations, the first time I’ve enjoyed a commonality with so many others for over six months!
I walked to Trafalgar Square, took me just over an hour and my first stop were the toilets in Charing Cross Station. I joined the long queue waiting and what a pleasure to find most of those queuing were also on the way to the protest. The most enjoyable wait for a pee I’ve had! Lively discussions and a camaraderie that was food for the soul.
The square was already packed at 11.30am. The most diverse gathering of people I have witnessed since the massive march against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Everyone incredibly friendly and an abundance of home made placards, a sure sign of the grassroots nature of the protest.
Yes, Kevin Corbet was a joy to listen to, as were all the other speakers.