RE: Life's a gas..................19 Sep 2021 20:15
I cannot believe how much this gas increase is being exploited by the power suppliers... I was with pfp energy till 10th and have been lumped onto british gas. So will be changing straight away, but the cheapest that martin lewis's cheap energy club can find me is Sainsbury 's @ £500/year more than I'm paying now :-(( 50% more.....
It is impossible for us, your comrades up to now, to allow your fine ships to fall into the power of the German enemy. We are determined to fight on until the end, and if we win, as we think we shall, we shall never forget that France was our Ally, that our interests are the same as hers, and that our common enemy is Germany. Should we conquer we solemnly declare that we shall restore the greatness and territory of France. For this purpose we must make sure that the best ships of the French Navy are not used against us by the common foe. In these circumstances, His Majesty's Government have instructed me to demand that the French Fleet now at Mers el Kebir and Oran shall act in accordance with one of the following alternatives;
(a) Sail with us and continue the fight until victory against the Germans.
(b) Sail with reduced crews under our control to a British port. The reduced crews would be repatriated at the earliest moment.
If either of these courses is adopted by you we will restore your ships to France at the conclusion of the war or pay full compensation if they are damaged meanwhile.
(c) Alternatively if you feel bound to stipulate that your ships should not be used against the Germans lest they break the Armistice, then sail them with us with reduced crews to some French port in the West Indies — Martinique for instance – where they can be demilitarised to our satisfaction, or perhaps be entrusted to the United States and remain safe until the end of the war, the crews being repatriated.
If you refuse these fair offers, I must with profound regret, require you to sink your ships within 6 hours.
Finally, failing the above, I have the orders from His Majesty's Government to use whatever force may be necessary to prevent your ships from falling into German hands."
Listen to the science Boris.... "Alan McNally, professor of genomics at the University of Birmingham, warned that "we really don’t have any policies in place now in the United Kingdom to sufficiently prevent Covid transmission." He said it is "vitally important that we do genome-level surveillance on travel Covid cases" and that we can end up in "big trouble" for not monitoring travel-related cases."