Video responses from interesting people

Below are some featured video responses to being in a nation-wide lockdown from people who have something to say of note.

They all have a unique perspectives not being covered in the mainstream media.

If nothing less, food for thought about this bizarre predicament we find ourselves in.

Please feel free to leave comments. They are not moderated.

But before you comment, remember one of Mark Twain’s saying:

“Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”


Professor Dolores Cahill – Debuncking the lockdown narrative



Responding to theE WHO global response pledge


Speaking Truth to Power in COVID-1984 – Kit Knightly on the Corbett Report

“Kit Knightly of Off-Guardian.org joins us to discuss the site’s ongoing coverage of the corona crisis. From experts questioning the panic to death figure over-estimates to pushback against the new normal, today we highlight the work of those who are speaking truth to power on the defining event of our age . . . and point out those who are cheering on the out-of-control police state.”


Presenting The Federal Reserve Script for Totalitarianism

The Fed goes for the whole ball of wax–deciding who gets put to work and who gets jailed. Presented in the bright daylight of a Sunday morning news show, because the criminals in charge know that that’s the best place to hide shocking information from a population that lost its capacity TO LISTEN a very long time ago.


What No One Else is Saying About the Corona Crises

James Corbett, a Canadian who resides in Japan, is mastermind of The Corbett Report and maker of documentaries, analyses the governments’ response to Coronavirus revealing its dangerous and long lasting repercussions  for us a society.

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of this pandemic panic to one striking at the root. Join James Corbett on the streets of Japan as he strikes at the root of the pandemic problem that we are being presented with. Will you accept or reject the new governing principle of society?”

 


The #ClapForMeNow campaign is hideous

Carl Benjamin is an English social commentator (with Welsh grandparents) and self-styled Liberal who posts under his pen-name Sargon of Akkad.

“Passive-aggressive commentary claiming that #immigrants are currently propping up #Britain, and that all the native Brits are just cowering in their homes while immigrants keep the country running is tone-deaf anti-nativist propaganda at its worst. Thanks, I hate it, #YouClapForMeNow. “

James Corbett What No One is Saying about Corvid-19

Where we are going if no one resists?

James Corbett is a Canadian documentary maker and investigating reporter living in Japan.

He has a stark warning for us in the covid-19 lockdown countries like Wales.

Unless we organise and resist this creeping totalitarianism, I future may be very bleak.

If you do nothing else today, listen to his 8 minute talk on where we are at and where we may be headed if we do not remain vigilant.

What no one is saying about Corvid-19

You are not alone

The movement for liberty, rationality and science is growing

People are starting to push back against this creeping police state and stripping of basic liberties like freedom of movement.

No one is saying that the old and ill should be unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus that is making the rounds in Britain and around the world.

No one is saying that you have the right to get close to, hug or cough on people who want to keep their distance from others.

But the current state of affairs where everone has been made a virtual prisoner in their own homes is unacceptable in a free and democratic country.

The destruction of our local economy and the misery, depression, and countless deaths it will directly or indirectly cause is unacceptable.

As one commentator recently wrote on Adam Price AM’s blog: covidcymru.wales

The civil liberties repercussions are horrendous and you seem to have just thrown your hands up and to be running around in the same hysteria accepting it.

It should be obvious by now to anyone that the covid19 pandemic, whatever its origins, is being used to fast forward a “new normal” world of unparalleled government power, surveillance and curtailment of individual liberty.

We are looking already at the possibility of:

Compulsory DNRs for some elderly.
Biometric chips or bracelets to monitor whether or not you have permission to be outside your home or engage in work
Drone surveillance as normal.
Apps on your phone that can detect any breach of the self-isolation policy.
Huge new police powers of arrest and detention for anyone suspected of carrying the virus. And as we have seen there are no checks on them at present
Suspension of parliamentary scrutiny for indefinite periods at government discretion
And this is only the starter course.

We can be pretty sure they are currently just easing us in. The real stuff will be rolling along in the next months or maybe years (depending on how quickly they feel able to get this on).


Other allies in this fight for decency and freedom on Twitter:

@Albion_Rover
@ClarkeMicah
@briangukc
@jonstern100
@alberttrigg
@SheepNota
@LockdownNo
@ukcolumn
@Covid19Platform

These are just a few. Follow them and you will discover many many more who are saying yes to liberty, rationality and science. No to hype, fear, authoritarianism and shameful manipulation.

Responses of Welsh Assembly Members to Stop Lockdown appreal

On the 13th of April every Assembly member was sent the  letter detailing the facts that COVID-19 was not as deadly or as contagious as first postulated and the continued lockdown would potentially cause more death and suffering than if life carried on as normal.

These facts were all backed by links to source material including a number of respected and prominent experts in the fields of contagious diseases, virology and pandemics.

A copy of the text of the email sent every AM is pasted below:

Critical information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Wales

Annwyl Aelod Seneddol,

The COVID-19 pandemic and the response of the Senedd to lockdown the nation is causing great stress and hardship on the people of Wales, as I am sure you are aware.

I understand that you will be voting to either increase, extend, relax or remove the lockdown on Wednesday 15 April.

I have attached a letter detailing some crucial facts about this pandemic that you must see to make a fully informed decision.

The contents of this letter is also displayed on the front page of the website: WeThePeople.Wales

It is not a long letter but it contains vital information for your consideration.

Although I don’t expect to enter into a debate over the issues presented, I do require an acknowledgment that you have read and given consideration to the facts presented in the letter and/or on the website.

Gan ddiolch am eich sylw buan i’r mater hwn,
We the People Wales


As of 22:00 14 April, approximately 24 hours after sending the email to the total 60 AM’s I have received 9 replies,  13 Automatic machine responses, and 38 members gave no response yet.

View the responses here

View the Automatic machine responses here

View the list of AM’s who provided no response, automatic or otherwise

So, in short, only 9 out of 60 AM’s have acknowledged the letter detailing our concerns over the response to the lockdown so far.

This and other pages linked here will be amended if more responses and acknowledgments arrive.

Update

The same letter and attachment was sent to the 4 AM’s whose automatic response included a secondary email address for contact.  The 4 AM’s were:

Minister for Economy and Transport,
Ken Skates AM
correspondence.ken.skates@gov.wales

Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs,
Leslie Griffiths AM
correspondence.lesley.griffiths@gov.wales

First Minister
Mark Drakeford AM
correspondence.FM@gov.wales

Minister for (unspecified in automatic response)
Kirsty Williams AM
correspondence.kirsty.williams@gov.wales

The letter was sent on 13:00 15 April 2020

Any responses will be noted and updated here.


Received April 15  13:45

Correspondence.Ken.Skates@gov.wales

Llywodraeth Cymru – Derbyniad Gohebiaeth ein cyfeirnod TO/KS/01691/20/Welsh Government – Correspondence Receipt Our Reference TO/KS/01691/20

This is a standard acknowledgement confirming receipt of your correspondence to the Welsh Government dated 15/04/2020, your reference . Our reference for this correspondence is TO/KS/01691/20.

Please note that if you have written to more than one Minister you will receive only one response.

We scan paper correspondence, only retaining the electronic copy for the period stated in our privacy notice.  We retain original hard copies for a maximum of 3 months after we reply.  Anyone wishing to have their correspondence returned must inform us immediately upon receipt of this e-mail.

Where correspondence is part of an organised campaign we may only respond to the organiser and not to you direct.

Information about how the Welsh Government processes correspondence to Ministers can be found here: https://gov.wales/writing-ministers

And the Welsh Government privacy notice can be found here – https://gov.wales/welsh-government-privacy-notice

If you wish to contact us again for any reason, contact details can be found at https://gov.wales/writing-ministers

No response AM

AM’s yet to offer a response (updates 15 April 20:49)

The emails addresses of the 28 AM’s who have yet to offer any response, automatic or personal are listed below.

This and other response pages will be amended if responses from any of the AM’s listed below responds.

Mohammad.Asghar@assembly.wales,
Gareth.Bennett@assembly.wales,
Hannah.Blythyn@assembly.wales,
Michelle.Brown@assembly.wales,
Jayne.Bryant@assembly.wales,
Alun.Davies@assembly.wales,
Paul.Davies@assembly.wales,
Dafydd.Elis-Thomas@assembly.wales,
Rebecca.Evans@assembly.wales,
Janet.FinchSaunders@Assembly.Wales,
Vaughan.Gething@assembly.wales,
John.Griffiths@assembly.wales,
Sian.Gwenllian@assembly.wales,
Neil.Hamilton@assembly.wales,
Jane.Hutt@assembly.wales,
Julie.James@assembly.wales,
Ann.Jones@assembly.wales,
Caroline.Jones@assembly.wales,
Elin.Jones@assembly.wales,
*Neil.McEvoy@assembly.wales, (was set notification via twitter and he acknowledged receipt)
Darren.Millar@assembly.wales,
Eluned.Morgan@assembly.wales,
Julie.Morgan@assembly.wales,
Rhianon.Passmore@assembly.wales,
Nicholas.Ramsay@assembly.wales,
Jenny.Rathbone@assembly.wales,
Mark.Reckless@assembly.wales,
DavidJ.Rowlands@assembly.wales,

Automatic responses from AMs

Automatic responses from AMs

A much repeated line; “I receive a large amount of correspondence each day, which my staff and I aim to deal with as efficiently as possible. ”

This page will be amended if more automatic responses are received or if an automatic response is updated to a direct response.

Those AM’s who left alternative addresses for contact and this and other response pages will be amended if a response is received.


Ken.Skates@assembly.wales,
Ken Skates AM
Assembly Member for Clwyd South

This is an automated response to let you know that your email has been received.

If you are contacting me with regards to my role as Minister for Economy and Transport, please email correspondence.ken.skates@gov.wales


Leanne.Wood@assembly.wales,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me. This is an automatic response to acknowledge that I have received your email.

I receive a large amount of correspondence each day that my staff and I aim to deal with as efficiently as possible. If you are a constituent of mine in the Rhondda, could you please ensure that you have included your full name, postal address and telephone number in your e-mail. If you have not done so, may I ask you to please resend with the information to enable us to deal with your case promptly.
Leanne Wood AC, Aelod Cynulliad dros y Rhondda
Leanne Wood AM, Assembly Member for the Rhondda


Jack.Sargeant@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email. This is an automatic response to acknowledge that I have received your message.

I receive a large amount of correspondence each day, which my staff and I aim to deal with as efficiently as possible. Assembly Members can only take up cases on behalf of their own constituents, therefore if you are a constituent of mine in Alyn & Deeside, could you please ensure that you have included your full name, postal address and telephone number in your email. If not, may I ask you to please re-send it, with that information included.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Best wishes, Jack Sargeant
Assembly Member for Alyn and Deeside


David.Rees@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email to David Rees AM. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically, so I may not have had a chance to read your message yet.

Please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply. I receive a large volume of emails, letters and phone calls every day and aim to respond within one week although sometimes it may take a little longer. Occasionally I miss an email so if you do not hear from me within a week, then please do not hesitate to email me again.


Lesley.Griffiths@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email. This is an automatic response to acknowledge that I have received your message.

I receive a large amount of correspondence each day that my staff and I aim to deal with as efficiently as possible.

Assembly Members can only take up problems and concerns that are raised by their own constituents.

As a consequence, if you are a constituent of mine in Wrexham, could you please ensure that you have included your full name, postal address and telephone number in your email. If not, may I ask you to please resend with the information accordingly as I cannot reply without it and this will also speed up a reply.

If you are not a constituent and wish to contact me in my capacity as Welsh Government’s Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs, please forward your enquiry to: correspondence.lesley.griffiths@gov.wales

If you have copied me in using the ‘cc’ address bar as opposed to emailing me directly (using the ‘to’ address bar) I will not normally reply unless you specifically request this in your email.

Please note that Assembly Members may only take up cases on behalf of their constituents. It is against Welsh Assembly protocol for AMs to take up cases on behalf of individuals who do not live in their constituency. If you are writing to me as a resident of the Aberavon constituency, please make sure that you have included your full name, postal address and phone number as this will help me deal with your communication more effectively. If you’re not sure who your AM is, you can find out through this link: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgFindMember.aspx

Thank you for taking the time to write to me.


Joyce.Watson@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email.

For the latest information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) check:

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/


https://www.facebook.com/welshgovernment/
https://www.facebook.com/PublicHealthWales/
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response


Jeremy.Miles@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email. This is an automatic response to acknowledge that I have received your message.

I receive a large amount of correspondence each day, which my staff and I aim to deal with as efficiently as possible. Assembly Members can only take up cases on behalf of their own constituents, therefore if you are a constituent of mine in Neath constituency, could you please ensure that you have included your full name, postal address and telephone number in your email. If not, may I ask you to please re-send it, with that information included.

Any personal information that you give to me will be handled in line with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018, by me, my staff and any volunteers in my offices.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me.
Jeremy Miles
Assembly Member for Neath


Kirsty.Williams@assembly.wales,
Thank you for contacting my Brecon and Radnorshire Constituency Office. This acknowledgement has been triggered automatically and I have not yet had a chance to read your message.

If you are a constituent please can you make sure your email includes your full address.

If you do not live in the Brecon & Radnorshire Constituency I am sorry but I am unable to help. You can find out who your Assembly Member is here: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgFindMember.aspx

If you are contacting me in my Ministerial Capacity please re-send your email to correspondence.kirsty.williams@gov.wales

Due to the Coronavirus, my staff will be working from home and my Office in Brecon is currently closed. We will however be responding to emails as normal and can call people back if necessary.

Information about the COVID-19 Outbreak can be found on the following sites:

https://gov.wales/coronavirus
https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

We will be back in touch as soon as we can. Thank you again for getting in touch.


Carwyn.Jones@assembly.wales,
Diolch am eich neges. Bydd rhywun yn cysylltu a chi cyn bo hir

Thank you for your message. Somone will contact you as soon as possible

Carwyn Jones


Lee.Waters@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email to Lee Waters AM. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically, so I may not have had a chance to read your message yet.

Please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply. I receive a large number of emails, letters and phone calls every day, but I aim to respond within two weeks, although sometimes it may take a little longer. Occasionally I miss an email so if you do not hear from me within two weeks, then please do not hesitate to email me again.

Please note that Assembly Members may only take up cases on behalf of their constituents. Assembly Members are not permitted to take up cases on behalf of individuals who do not live in their constituency. If you are writing to me as a resident of the Llanelli constituency, please make sure that you have included your full name, postal address and phone number as this will help me deal with your communication more effectively.

If you are resident in the Mid and West Wales area in a constituency which does not have a Labour AM, and you would prefer to deal with a Labour representative, then you could contact one of the two Labour Welsh Assembly Members for Mid and West Wales. They are Joyce.Watson@assembly.wales and Eluned.Morgan@assembly.wales

Many thanks for taking the time to write to me.

We like to keep constituents updated in relation to Lee’s role as an Assembly Member through his monthly Newsletter. If you would like to receive this please send a blank e-mail to amanda.murphy@assembly.wales with “Subscribe” in the title.

Thank you.


Mark.Drakeford@assembly.wales,
For advice on Coronavirus (Covid-19), please visit gov.wales/coronavirus.

Thank you for writing to Mark Drakeford AM in his capacity as Assembly Member for Cardiff West. This mailbox is only able to deal with constituency enquiries and is not related to Mark Drakeford’s role as First Minister.

If you are a resident in Cardiff West, please ensure you have provided your name, full address and phone number. A member of staff from the constituency office will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you wish to contact Mark Drakeford AM in his role as First Minister, please write to Correspondence.FM@gov.wales. We are unable to respond to ministerial enquiries received through this mailbox.


Hefin.David@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email to Hefin David AM. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically, so I may not have had a chance to read your message yet.

Please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply. I am currently receiving an unusually large volume of emails, letters and phone calls and aim to respond within one week although sometimes it may take a little longer. I am currently prioritising those who need immediate assistance or at particular risk.

Occasionally I miss an email so if you do not hear from me within a week, then please do not hesitate to email me again.

If you have copied me in using the ‘cc’ address bar as opposed to emailing me directly (using the ‘to’ address bar) I will not normally reply unless you specifically request this in your email.

Please note that Assembly Members may only take up cases on behalf of their constituents. It is against Welsh Assembly protocol for AMs to take up cases on behalf of individuals who do not live in their constituency. If you are writing to me as a resident of the Caerphilly constituency, please make sure that you have included your full name, postal address and phone number as this will help me deal with your communication more effectively. If you’re not sure who your AM is, you can find out through this link: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgFindMember.aspx

Thank you for taking the time to write to me.
Hefin David


huw.Irranca-Davies@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email.

Due to the Coronavirus I will be working away from the office for some time.

If your message is urgent, please leave a voicemail on 0300 200 7328.

For the latest information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) check:

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/


https://www.facebook.com/welshgovernment/
https://www.facebook.com/PublicHealthWales/
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response


Lynne.Neagle@assembly.wales,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I try to read and respond to emails as quickly as possible but I am currently receiving a very arge number of queries about coronavirus and I simply cannot respond as quickly as I would like to. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I would like to encourage everyone to follow the Public Health Advice which is there to save lives. Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.

If your query is about coronavirus, I have listed below some websites where you can find the latest information:

Public Health Wales provides a daily update about the number of cases of coronavirus in Wales. It is available at: https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/

Information about coronavirus is available on the Welsh Government’s website at https://gov.wales/coronavirus and https://llyw.cymru/coronafeirws

Business Wales offers information on support available for businesses in Wales – https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice

Information about the guidance and support available for businesses and employees from the UK Government, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Kind regards,
Lynne


Bethan.Sayed@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email. I am currently on maternity leave, however a member of my office team will be in contact with you soon.
You can also contact my office via 01639 820530
Thanks,

Bethan Sayed


Delyth.Jewell@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email.

This is an automatic response to acknowledge that I have received your message.

I receive a large amount of correspondence each day that my staff and I aim to deal with as efficiently as possible.

If you are a constituent contacting about an urgent matter, the number of my regional office is 0300 200 7138.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Delyth Jewell AM
South Wales East


AndrewRT.Davies@assembly.wales,
Thank you very much for your e-mail and for taking the time to write to me. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically as I have not yet had a chance to read your message.

Assembly protocol dictates I can only take up casework if you are a constituent. If you could kindly provide your full address and contact information it would be greatly appreciated.

I receive a large number of letters and e-mails every day and I aim to respond to everything as soon as I can. I try to handle everything quickly and efficiently but complex issues may need time but at the very latest I would hope to be back to you with a response in 14 days.

Thanks again for taking the time to write to me.

With kind regards,

Andrew RT Davies
South Wales Central Region
AndrewRT.Davies@Assembly.Wales
Twitter – @AndrewRTDavies
Facebook – Andrew RT Davies
www.AndrewRTDavies.com

Disclaimer: This e-mail is confidential to the intended recipient. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. Any unauthorised use, disclosure, or copying is not permitted. This e-mail has been checked for viruses, but no liability is accepted for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.


Angela.Burns@assembly.wales,
Whilst Covid-19 is impacting on lives I am sure that you will appreciate that my email box will receive far more emails than normal and whilst my staff remain working hard our work patterns will be impacted. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, but please remember that we are in exceptional times and you may experience a slightly longer wait to receive a response.

Thank you for your e mail. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically as I have not yet had a chance to read your message.

I receive a large number of letters and e-mails every day and I aim to respond to everything as soon as I can. I try to handle everything quickly and efficiently but complex issues may need time so please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply.

Please ensure that you have included your full name, postal address and telephone number(s) in your e-mail. If you have not already done so, please re-send your e-mail with this information as I cannot reply without it. If your case needs urgent assistance please call the office on 01834 843052

Please note, this email address is for constituency related matters only. No action will be taken if you are not a resident of the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency.

You can follow my work as your AM on Twitter @angelaburnsam .

Assembly Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

County Chambers, Warren Street, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7JS

I will only use the information you have given to my office for the purposes of which you have asked. Your data will be processed under the lawful basis of “public task and legitimate interest” and/or “explicit consent” according to the Data Protection Act 2018. I will not share your information other than for these purposes and it is easy to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting my office.


Russell.George@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your e mail. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically as I have not yet had a chance to read your message.

I receive a large number of letters and e-mails every day and I aim to respond to everything as soon as I can. I try to handle everything quickly and efficiently but complex issues may need time so please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply.

Please re-send and include your full name, postal address and telephone number(s) in your e-mail, if not already inlcuded.


Vikki.Howells@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your email to Vikki Howells AM. This acknowledgement has been triggered electronically, so I may not have had a chance to read your message yet.

Please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply. I receive a large volume of emails, letters and phone calls every day and aim to respond within one week although sometimes it may take a little longer. Occasionally I miss an email so if you do not hear from me within a week, then please do not hesitate to email me again.

If you have copied me in using the ‘cc’ address bar as opposed to emailing me directly (using the ‘to’ address bar) I will not normally reply unless you specifically request this in your email.

Please note that Assembly Members may only take up cases on behalf of their constituents. It is against Welsh Assembly protocol for AMs to take up cases on behalf of individuals who do not live in their constituency. If you are writing to me as a resident of the Cynon Valley constituency, please make sure that you have included your full name, postal address and phone number as this will help me deal with your communication more effectively. If you’re not sure who your AM is, you can find out through this link: http://www.writetothem.com.

Many thanks for taking the time to write to me.
Vikki Howells AM/AC


Nick Ramsay AM / AC

Assembly Member for Monmouth / Aelod Cynulliad dros Fynwy

16 Maryport Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1AB. Tel: 01291 674898

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA. Tel: 0300 200 7211

Thank you for taking the time to contact Nick Ramsay. Your email is acknowledged by this automated response.

Our office seeks to answer all correspondence as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of letters, emails and telephone calls received every day, it may not be possible to reply to you immediately. Please note the following points:

· Priority will always be given to constituents and to issues directly affecting the Monmouth constituency.

· If you are a constituent, please ensure you have provided your full name, address including postcode, a contact telephone number, and any relevant references etc. We are unable to deal with your case without this information and it will take longer to respond to your enquiry.

· Sometimes, people contact us on behalf of a friend or relative. If that person is an adult (aged 18 or over), then unless you hold power of attorney or similar, we will need to have their written consent and signed authorisation in order to take any action.

· There is a strict Assembly protocol that AMs may only act on behalf of their own constituents. You can check who your AMs are by visiting the Assembly website and entering your postcode: http://www.assembly.wales/en/memhome/Pages/memhome.aspx

· Any abusive or threatening emails will be deleted without a reply.

Learn more about Nick’s work representing the Monmouth constituency: https://www.nickramsay.org.uk/

Privacy notice: In line with data protection regulations, this office processes personal data for casework and policy query purposes under the lawful basis of public task. In instances where this lawful basis is not sufficient and explicit consent is required, a member of staff will get in touch with you to establish your consent.

Please note that this office uses data from the open electoral register for referencing and filing purposes.

As a data subject, you have the right to request access to all personal data that we hold on you by making a Subject Access Request. If the data we hold on you is no longer necessary for the casework or policy query purposes for which it was collected, you have the right to erasure of that data. You also have the right of rectification if the data we hold on you is no longer correct. This office will not use your personal data in a way that goes beyond your reasonable expectations in contacting us.

Responses from AMs

Responses received by 14 April (updated to 15 April 20:49)

This page will be amended if any new responses are received


Dawn.Bowden@assembly.wales,
Dawn Bowden AM thanks you for the e-mail and has asked me to reply as her Adviser. She has been briefed and the material noted about covid-19.


Llyr.Gruffydd@assembly.wales,
Thank you for contacting me recently and for expressing concerns regarding the Senedd’s response to the lock down. Decisions regarding the lock down are made by the First Minister Mark Drakeford and therefore there is no vote on this. I therefore hope that he will be responding to you directly regarding your concerns.
Your sincerely, Llyr Gruffydd AC/AM


HelenMary.Jones@assembly.wales,

Thank you for your message. With regard to process, there will not be a vote either in the Senedd or in the Westminster Parliament this week as neither of departments are sitting.

It is also the case that any change in lockdown arrangements would in fact be made as an executive decision by the Welsh Government, and would not be subject to a vote, though it may be debated in a virtual meeting of the Senedd as a matter of courtesy.

With regard to the substantive point you make I have to say that I strongly disagree. It is undoubtedly true that the lockdown is causing a great deal of difficulty for many people. It is also the case that it is damaging the economy. But it is my view that as things stand there is no viable choice but for the lockdown to continue to slow the spread of infection. We in Plaid Cymru are pressing the Welsh Government very hard to increase the rate of testing, to ensure proper supply of protective equipment to our medical and care staff, and to ensure that measures are in place to minimise the damage to the economy and we will continue to do so. But until there is a much more effective testing regime in place, and the capacity to trace the contacts of those who test positive continuation of the lockdown is the only option if we are to save lives.
Thank you again for getting in touch. Yours sincerely. Helen Mary Jones AM


David.Melding@assembly.wales,
The Welsh Government announced last week that the lockdown would be extended in Wales and the UK Government has since made a similar indication for England.

There is no vote due in the Senedd on 15th April. The Senedd will next meet, virtually, on either the 21st or 22nd of April; as will I understand Parliament.

I have read your open letter and can assure you that I take my scrutiny responsibilities seriously and monitor the main media outlets for emerging evidence on C-19, its probable mortality rate, the possibility of re-infection, its virulence and other relevant factors needed to shape public health policy.
Yours sincerely, David Melding


Dai.Lloyd@assembly.wales,
Annwyl Syr,
Diolch yn fawr am ysgrifenu ataf.
Yn gywir,
Dr. Dai Lloyd AC
Sent from my iPhone

(Translation: Dear Sir, Many thanks for writing to me. Sincerely,)

(editor’s note: no indication that the letter has been read or considered)


Mick.Antoniw@assembly.wales,
Thanks
Sent from my iPhone


Suzy.Davies@assembly.wales,
Diolch yn fawr. Ni fyddaf yn cymryd rhan yn y cyfarfod llawn nesaf felly wnai anfon eich ebost i’n chwip ni.
Suzy Davies

(My translation:  Many thanks. I will not be taking part in the next full session therefore I’ll send your email at our whip.)


Mark.Isherwood@assembly.wales,
Thank you for your e-mail.

The content of the letter you attached is noted.

It is my understanding that there will not be a (virtual) Plenary meeting of the Senedd/Welsh Parliament this week and that we will not therefore be voting to either increase, extend, relax or remove the lockdown on Wednesday 15 April.

You may instead be referring to the Welsh Government’s Covid group, which meets each Wednesday morning to receive reports of the latest developments from the Chief Medical Officer and the NHS Wales Chief Executive.

Yours sincerely, Mark Isherwood AM/AC
Shadow Minister for Communities, Local Government and North Wales


Mike.Hedges@assembly.wales,
Read
Mike
Sent from my iPhone

 


Received 15 April


Mandy.Jones@assembly.wales

Hello Simon

Thank you for taking the time to write to me on this.

You raise some valid points and as every Member of the Senedd has been contacted, I’m sure each will consider them carefully.

My group will discuss the contents of your letter, however, we are not part of the cross party Covid committee and the decision making rests firmly with the Welsh Government and they have the numbers to make sure any motion goes through.
Best regards/cofion
Mandy
Member of the Senedd for the North Wales Region


Rhun.ApIorwerth@cynulliad.cymru

Diolch – thank you for your email. I am not going to be asked to vote on extending the current restrictions tomorrow. However, if I were to be asked, I would vote to continue as we are for the time being. This is about slowing down the impact of an illness that is proving to have a significant mortality rate if left unchecked.

Yn gywir, Rhun

(editor’s note: no indication that the letter has been read or considered)


Adam.Price@assembly.wales

Thank you for your sharing your letter.

I have read and am aware of the arguments that some are making that the cure could be worse than the disease. Personally, I believe it was right for countries around the world to respond in a robust way to the threat posed by this particular disease and if anything there are strong arguments that we should have acted earlier and should have achieved the success of places like New Zealand.

It’s good to have a debate and I appreciate your sharing the information.

Cofion gorau

Adam Price

COVID-19 epidemic declining or already over

coronavirus in wales

Professor Wittowski: Covid-19 epidemic is already declining or even already over in many countries

The German-American epidemiology professor Knut Wittkowski argues in a new interview that the Covid19 epidemic is already declining or even already over in many countries.

He explains that the curfews had come too late and had been counterproductive.

“These politicians that just listening to the pundits,  and are totally unaware of the science, are what is causing havoc to the economy and people’s lives.”

“If you compare the epidemic in Sweden and the surrounding Scandinavian countries who did a lockdown, you don’t see any difference at all. Indicating that whatever the countries around Sweden did, it had no effect on the epidemic.”

He also states that getting outside, particularly if it is warm and sunny, is the best way to put an end to the spread of COVID-19. Staying indoors will just prolong the persistence of the disease.

Risk of COVID-19 death for under 65 year olds

Greater chance of dying commuting than of COVID-19 for under 65’s

risk of dying from covid-19Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford university has competed a study looking at the risk of dying from COVID-19 infection of people under the age of 65.
His analysis has shown that this demographic has less of a chance of dying from COVID-19 than dying from a fatal accident while commuting to work.

This degree of risk (or lack of it) applies even to areas of high infection and numbers of COVID-19 related deaths, sometimes referred to as global hotspots.

“CONCLUSIONS: People <65 years old have very small risks of COVID-19 death even in the hotbeds of the pandemic and deaths for people <65 years without underlying predisposing conditions are remarkably uncommon. Strategies focusing specifically on protecting high-risk elderly individuals should be considered in managing the pandemic.”

To review the analysis in greater detail, see: Population-level COVID-19 mortality risk for non-elderly individuals