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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54433295

Church of England 'failed to protect children from sexual abusers'


The Church of England failed to protect children from sexual abuse, and created a culture where abusers "could hide", a report has concluded.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA)'s report says the Church's failure to respond consistently to victims and survivors of abuse often added to their trauma.

It added that alleged perpetrators were often given more support than victims.

The Church of England is expected to publish a response later.


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Children not able to give 'proper' consent to puberty blockers, court told

Children are not able to properly understand the lifelong consequences of taking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, the High Court has been told.

The case has been brought by Keira Bell, who began taking puberty blockers when she was 16, and the mother of a 16-year-old awaiting treatment.

They are taking action against the UK's only children's NHS gender clinic, run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

The landmark hearing in London is expected to last two days.

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based in Hampstead, north-west London, is a specialised unit for young people who have difficulties with their gender identity.

Lawyers representing Ms Bell, 23, and Mrs A, whose autistic child is currently on the waiting list for treatment at the service, argue that children going through puberty are "not capable of properly understanding the nature and effects of hormone blockers".

They argue there is "a very high likelihood" that children who start taking hormone blockers will later begin taking cross-sex hormones, which they say cause "irreversible changes".

Ms Bell and Mrs A are asking the High Court to rule that it is unlawful for children who wish to undergo gender reassignment to be prescribed hormone blockers without an order from the court that such treatment is in their "best interests".

Jeremy Hyam QC, who is representing the pair at the hearing, said: "The use of hormone blockers to address gender dysphoria does not have any adequate evidence base to support it."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54450273
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TV pickup

TV pickup is a term used in the United Kingdom to refer to a phenomenon that affects electricity generation and transmission networks. It often occurs when a large number of people watch the same TV programmes while taking advantage of breaks in programming to use toilets and operate electrical appliances, thus causing large synchronised surges in national electricity consumption. Electricity networks devote considerable resources to predicting and providing electricity supply for these events, which in the UK, for example, typically impose an extra demand of around 200–400 megawatts (MW) on the National Grid. Short-term supply is often obtained from pumped storage reservoirs, which can be quickly brought online, backed up by the slower fossil fuel and nuclear power stations. The largest ever pickup was on 4 July 1990, when a 2800 MW demand was imposed by the ending of the penalty shootout in the England v West Germany FIFA World Cup semi-final.[1][2] In addition to pickups, the Grid also prepares for synchronised switch-offs during remembrance and energy-awareness events.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_pickup

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Everybody else's fault says dumbass jock twat.


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12898828/ ... m=referral

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Effect stops upon reaching destination.

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/13463 ... ws-britain

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Are you arguing that Biden is not anti-British, or that Farage is a bad person for pointing it out?

Also, what do you think he's getting from Trump? Nobody here of any political tendency gives a shit about Farage.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:42 pm Are you arguing that Biden is not anti-British, or that Farage is a bad person for pointing it out?

Also, what do you think he's getting from Trump? Nobody here of any political tendency gives a shit about Farage.
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:42 pm Are you arguing that Biden is not anti-British, or that Farage is a bad person for pointing it out?

Also, what do you think he's getting from Trump? Nobody here of any political tendency gives a shit about Farage.
I'm taking the piss out of Farage. No more, no less.
Carry on then. His resting silly-ass face alone makes that worthwhile. :)
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Panicking No 10 dumps Donald Trump and woos Joe Biden
The Times (the real one Old Boy not those New York upstarts)
Ministers have been told to forge links with the White House frontrunner Joe Biden after “writing off” Donald Trump’s chances of re-election, amid fears that the UK could be left out in the cold if the former vice-president wins.

Boris Johnson has been warned that Trump is on course for a landslide defeat with his Democratic opponents set to land a historic “triple whammy” by seizing control of the presidency, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Private polling and computer models shown to No 10 last month put Biden’s chances of victory at more than 70%. The challenger has since opened up a double-digit lead and one predictive model based on polling this weekend gave him an 85% chance of winning, with the chances.
That is the whole article not an excerpt.

For extra giggles, here's the Freeper comment thread ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3892876/posts
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The Queen quietly removes all Prince Andrew merchandise from Buckingham palace gift shop

With backlash regarding Prince Andrew’s alleged hand in a public scandal coming to light, the official Balmoral gift shop has shelved all souvenirs and items with his name.

It was a customer who visited the gift shop that revealed the news to The Sun, “Previously Andrew postcards have been on sale” the source claimed.

"But while there are postcards of Charles, Anne and Edward - and even the Queen’s grandchildren, Beatrice and Eugenie - there is not one of the Duke of York.”

“When I asked if it was possible to buy one of Andrew, a sales assistant said ‘No, we’ve taken them away. And they won’t be making any more of them.’"

This royal brush off is the latest in a series of calculated decisions taken by the crown to “airbrush” the Duke of York out of the royal fold and away from the public light.

An insider told the daily, "There is a warning from up high to play down Andrew. He will be included as little as possible.”

"It’s not whitewashing history because you can’t leave him out entirely. But it will not make a big deal of his relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh over the years.”

"This is obviously proving difficult because he is his son and it’s playing down his role in the family."
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/72785 ... -gift-shop

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Wait, what there was Prince Andrew merchandise? Dammit I wanted a coffee cup and a cock ring.
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Fid wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:34 am Wait, what there was Prince Andrew merchandise? Dammit I wanted a coffee cup and a cock ring.
I'm sure that if you write directly to Her Majesty, she'll provide. With an autograph. :P
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Fid wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:34 am Wait, what there was Prince Andrew merchandise? Dammit I wanted a coffee cup and a cock ring.
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Pub rebrands as 'The Three B***ends' in dig at under fire Tory trio

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↑ The Picts have already seceded? :mrgreen:





As we're at it, more from Kafka:
Sex banned indoors for Tier 2 couples living apart, Number 10 confirms

Couples living apart in areas with Tier 2 restrictions are not allowed to have sleepovers unless they are in a “support bubble”, Downing Street confirmed today.

Boyfriends and girlfriends will be able to meet outdoors in Tier 2 but are expected to adhere to social distancing rules such as hands, face and space. They must also adhere to the rule of six.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told a briefing of Westminster journalists: “The rules on household mixing in Tier 2 set out that you should mix with your own household only unless you’ve formed a support bubble and that obviously does apply to some couples.”

A support bubble is a network between a single-person home and one other household of any size , according to the government rules.

It comes as both London and Essex are set to be plunged into Tier 2 at midnight tonight.

Asked why there was no exemption for people in established relationships in Tier 2, he replied: “Because the purpose of the measures that were put in place is to break the chain in transmission between households and the scientific advice is there is greater transmission of the virus indoors.”
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https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/09/t ... 5-million/

The total cost of the NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app is expected to top £35 million, it has been revealed.

Some £25 million is expected to be spent this financial year on the new app, due to launch on Thursday, while a further £10 million was spent developing the original operating model that was abandoned in June.

The figures were revealed during a Public Accounts Committee hearing about digitisation in the NHS.

Speaking on the 17 September, David Williams, second permanent secretary at the Department of Health and Social Care, told the committee some of the spend on the original app is “relevant” to the app due to launch on 24 September.

“On the new app, this is a forecast figure for spend on developing the app and then supporting it through the rest of the financial year, my estimate is around £25 million,” he said.


So far, the app has managed to come up with one trace.

Just one.
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