Steve Peers (@StevePeers )

Steve Peers

Bio Professor of EU, Human Rights & World Trade Law, University of Essex. New book: EU Citizenship Directive (Guild, Peers & Tomkin, 2nd ed, OUP). Usual disclaimers
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Android : Stay safe, thats all we ask of you. The entire orchestra at #PhantomLondon have recorded this beautiful video response for Andrew Lloyd Webber to show their support from isolation. twitter.com/OfficialALW/st…

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Android : NEW: BBC news anchor George Alagiah, who has twice been diagnosed with cancer, has tested positive for the coronavirus, tells News at Six: “If I can live with cancer, I can certainly live with Covid-19.”

Android : See what has happened here ? Hugh pym asks a simple question of why not enough testing for nhs staff and he gets a long winded reply from Health chief about why testing is important. Which ends with the words “ramp up” . Hugh knows all this. We all know all this.

Android : Alright kids, gather round.

A few of you may remember that my 3yo discovered a door in our ceiling, and has been asking about what’s inside.

Her eyes were wide: “Papaí... there’s a DOOR... on our ROOF!!”

Android : 30 seconds of Google, all from 2019:

gov.uk/government/new…

independentnurse.co.uk/news/preparing…

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31006605

telegraph.co.uk/global-health/…

That's leaving out NHS risk registers, many of which featured it. The first link is a NHS England strategy doc: featuring…pandemics! twitter.com/IsabelOakeshot…

Android : *** NEW:

Government has now dropped repeated claim it has delivered “170 million masks”, eg Health Sec deleted this tweet from Sunday as number was not correct...

Corrected numbers coming - but seems to be reference to all items of PPE, not masks alone, eg includes 43m gloves

Android : Big personal/professional news:

I launched the Defend Democracy foundation.

What started as informal project on 8 November 2017, now is a legal entity with new name, broader mission & stellar Supervisory Board:

@MartijntjeSmits
@MVanHulten
@NHCPepijn

defending-democracy.org/eu-influencer-…

Android : Dyson lost a case before the Landgericht Cologne (appeal still possible) for claiming - wrongly - that only their hand dryers are hygenic, economical and ecological. The court ruled that it’s unclear whether paper towels or Dyson’s machine are more or less hygenic. /1

Android : A reminder too that while many lawyers understandably focus on its restrictions of core civil rights, the most profound effects of #CoronavirusAct2020 may be on provision for mental health, disability and social care.

Android : European Commission reacts to the #COVID19 bill giving #Orban indefinite unlimited powers in #Hungary.

A spokesperson says unlimited emergency powers is unacceptable. The Commissioners will tomorrow have a discussion on the national emergency measures taken in the EU.

Android : Its the look on Peter Hitchens face when he realises Doctor Hilary has just compared him to Field Marshall Douglas Haig that really makes this #GMTV clip.

#AskDrH to put you in your place and hell gladly oblige.

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Android : If you are in the St.Helens UK area

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Android : This is sad. When we should all be working together, the Chief exec of ConservativeHome is trying to make pathetic digs at the asking of genuine questions about mass testing that will help the public and NHS staff. Not seen him on my shifts in A&E, where staff are working to save lives🤷🏻‍♀️ twitter.com/wallaceme/stat…