Weekly Deaths Consistently Below The Five Year Average

New figures from the ONS this morning reveal that the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 26 June was 360 fewer than the previous week. Significantly it’s also 314 fewer than the five-year average number of deaths for this week of the year…

Fewer people dying than normal may indicate that Covid merely accelerated deaths that would have taken place later in the year. If this is sustained the year’s ‘excess death’ total will decline from the number it has reached already. Good news.

Local Government Minister Simon Clarke confirmed yesterday that even the Black Lives Matter mass gatherings did  not result in an increase in overall new cases or the number of fatalities, telling TalkRADIO’s Dan Wooton that “these gatherings happened and there hasn’t been a major resultant spike detectable in the figures.” Perhaps everyone can calm down about the revellers in SoHo on Saturday now…

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Britain’s Greenest MPs

Congratulations to Alex Sobel, who won The Climate Coalition’s Green Heart Award for Greenest MP last night. Sobel’s reign doesn’t get off to a great start when his register of interest shows he took £9,700 from big pro-fracking union GMB during the election…

Not that the Leeds North West MP inherits the title from a saint. Minister Simon Clarke won the Climate Coalition’s 2019 award, and one month later took a £4,300 private helicopter flight from London to Teesside for a dinner to raise funds for the 2020 Tees Valley mayoral campaign. Google informs Guido helicopters use three times as much fuel as driving…

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Tory Minister Blasts McDonnell’s No Deal Brexit Conspiracy Question

Making his debut at the dispatch box, the new Treasury Minister Simon Clarke confidently tore down McDonnell’s absurd urgent question on short positions taken against the pound in the lead up to a possible no-deal Brexit. Something Guido and many others have comprehensively debunked before…

Clarke blasted the question as the shadow chancellor propagating myths and smears and claiming the conspiracy does little to cool tensions in Westminster at the moment. Playing Labour at their own game…

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Head of UK Customs Confirms No Infrastructure Needed On Irish Border

The head of UK customs Jon Thompson has confirmed that in the event of no deal, no hard border will be constructed in Northern Ireland. This follows Leo Varadkar’s repeated statements to the same effect. The Irish border issue has been utilised for political ends. In reality no one will construct a hard border. It simply isn’t going to happen.

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