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  1. It's worth saying that, despite what some people think, not every breach results in a reported prosecution. We know this from an FoI to the police earlier this month: So only a small minority result in prosecutions, rather than advice or warnings. Edited to add: FoI request reference:1478505 with title Covid-19 isolation breaches. Submitted 15/09/2020 (and answered only 3 days later, the Police seem to be one of the speediest departments for this).
  2. Actually she did get one week for resisting arrest, but it run concurrently with the longer sentence. They may also have thought that someone who attacked police that way wasn't necessarily the best person to be looking after someone in his 80s - and possibly that taking someone in their 80s away in current circumstances wasn't that wise. There's clearly more to this case than has come out so far (the BBC report also mentions driving offences) so we don't know the full story. The guy who went to Graih was clearly having quite bad mental health problems, which preceded the Covid outbreak
  3. Unless there was an actual freeze on recruitment that seems unlikely, the differences from year to year are too great. More likely they are due to people being dropped from or taken onto the public payroll. You'd need to know the numbers by grade and division though to see where the changes were, which is why these headline numbers are dramatic, but they don't really illuminate what is going on. But if that was really the case you'd expect the FTE figures from the time to be even more unreliable than the total number on the payroll, but they claim to know the former but not the latte
  4. When you consider the comments they left up. . .
  5. Surely the point about keyworkers is that their employers should be taking some of the responsibility for this. If these people are so valuable that they need to be brought over specially to work in very constricted conditions, then it should be up to those bringing them over to be responsible for how they behave. They should be arranging their travel, their accommodation and their transfer between the two. They should be making sure that they have everything they require, and that if they need anything extra, arrangements should be in place so they can get them without risking breaking the
  6. It may be that chefs who live in staff accommodation are the sort of people who have a spare £7,000 lying around, but I rather doubt it. In which case he will probably end up spending 6 months or more in prison in Guernsey anyway. He'd be better off with the standard four weeks in Jurby here. (Though if he does have a spare £7,000 lying around, there's enough in that article to suggest the police might take an interest in why).
  7. I know such things have happened in the past, but I think it's become more difficult in recent times because all prosecutions are supposed to go through the AG's Office because they supply the people who will actually prosecute the case in Court. Of course we've seen some recent cases where when they must have ticked the box without looking and had to withdraw the charges when they got to Court, but they are supposed to assess them properly. Of course all this may do is change the location in which inconvenient facts and evidence get 'lost' and as you say stuff can be slanted by the poli
  8. No the number of FTEs went up as well recently. The newspaper article refers to a drop in FTEs since 2012 but the HR people couldn't supply a figure for the actual number of people they employed in 2012 - only for FTEs (which suggests they don't really know how to operate their own systems or were too lazy to look). So we don't know if the total number of people fell as well. The information was in a Tynwald question, which we've already discussed elsewhere. The table the figures came from was this: The reason for the drops in FTEs 2012 to 2016 and again (slightly) in 2018 t
  9. Very much another 'Round up the usual suspects'. He'll have only just finished his probation.
  10. Possibly because his core customers start drinking at 10am? By 10pm he'll have emptied their pockets. (Yes I know it's a bit of a caricature of Wetherspoons, but there's a reason they open for breakfasts). Actually of course he may be complaining but the current ridiculous situation is a lot better for him than them being shut completely.
  11. It's not a new thing. Here's the story behind that music hall classic "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman" (1888): I think that when the song was sung in more recent and respectable circles, the more-revealing last line of the chorus would have been replaced by a repeat of the first. Can't have the behaviour of the boys in blue being questioned.
  12. Actually it's entirely in the gift of your friendly Attorney General's Office - unless the police don't pass it on, but that tends not to happen nowadays. It's possible that the police don't bother to investigate, but that's less likely to happen if there's a complaint from a member of the public because that starts off the 'paper trail'.
  13. Mostly it will be because the returnee(s) didn't have have it in the first place. The infection rate has only started to rise in the last month after all and the number of returnees hasn't been that high. And many will have been whole households - individuals, couples or families living on their own who came back together. So the chances of household transmission will have been low. But normally household transmission is one of the main routes of infection and if infection rates are rising, then returnees are more likely to carry the disease and give it to those they live with. Some h
  14. I don't know if institutional lockdown was predicted, but the return of the students leading to local lockdown (which from the students' point of view would be the same) certainly was. This from the end of August: Well that went well. Of course what we are seeing with the student halls is actually more a mass quarantine than a lockdown, so even worse. Not just the universities. Student accommodation is partly provided by them, but also big property companies and many buy-to-let landlords. Many student halls are private - owned by companies such as Unite. There will have b
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