please empty your brain below

2 January: OMG.
We can look forward to campaigning to rejoin the EU starting next year, especially after the Scottish Election in May.
8th - why would I?
Just brilliant. If you can't laugh, try crying instead.
Needs more "Met up with three households in a legal bubble on .." each day of the permitted period. There's just not enough use of 'exclusive' in the news. Plus church.
Fortunately, I won't be doing most of that.

31. There should be plenty of sausages, though.
Do you have the optimism in you to do a postive calendar DG? WOuld be nice to compare!
Mystic DG has done it again, only I suspect it will be far worse in degree than what is set out here. One thing I'm puzzled about though - the current four-week lockdown started on a Thursday, so surely this Wednesday is the last day of the present dispensation, not the first day of our tiered future?
Never risk a surely.
So many are looking forward to seeing the end of 2020, as if all our troubles will magically disappear with the first simulated Bong of Big Ben!

I think most have forgotten, or are in denial of, what 2021 has in store for us!
Happy Christmas everyone!
Merry 2022 folks!
Spotify's UK top 50 currently has Christmas songs in positions 1-8, 10, 11, 14-16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 40 and 46.

dg writes: In the official Top 40 it's 20, 26, 33, 35 and 38.
I have to admit to a guilty giggle every time I see DG’s “Never risk a surely.”

I'm beginning to suspect DG works for the BBC.
this granny desperately wants to be hugged
I'm certain the current lockdown started on the 5th which was Thursday, so it will indeed end at midnight on a Wednesday and Caulkhead may indeed be correct - surely or not.
You're confusing logic, which suggests a four week lockdown would end 28 days later, with the government's actual pronouncement, which confirms 27.
And DG has fallen into the trap of believing Government pronouncements rather than the actual law, so Ian and Caulkhead are indeed right.

Regulation 1(2) of the current regulations gives the commencement date as 5 November. Reg 23(1) says:
These Regulations expire at the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which they come into force.

St. Unlock's day is Thursday
The government has been explicit.

"The new rules will come into effect from the beginning of Wednesday 2 December."

Their interpretation of 28 days is not your interpretation of 28 days.
The Govt may be right about when the new rules begin, but we cannot know for certain as the regulations giving effect to them have not been published yet. They could, if so desired, revoke the existing regulations with effect from the end of Tuesday 1st. It may be they intend to do this because the same page also says the new rules come into effect from the beginning of Wednesday 2nd.

Revocation with effect from the end of 1 December is however incompatible with following them until expiry, yet the same page to which you linked also says that the current rules are in place until 2 December and must be followed until they expire.

That is ambiguous because it doesn't say whether expiry is at the end or beginning of the day. The current regulations disambiguate that: they say at the end of the period of 28 days. There is no way of calculating a 28 day period beginning with 5 November that ends on 1 December.
I know it's logically insane.

But St. Unlock's Day is Wednesday 2nd December (quite possibly starting at 12.01am)
Helped someone in the shop today. They put their hand on me in thanks. I didn't mind. I've had no physical contact with anyone since March. I believe this state of affairs is inhumane.
2 - if they remade 28 Days Later it would now be a tense legal drama about what actually constitutes 28 days.

15 - I haven't seen a John Lewis advert, this might have something to do with how little terrestrial TV I consume nowadays and the algorithms keeping them away from me.

22 - but if they are indeed optimists, you've answered your own question.
It may be the same confusion, or a different one, but I'm also infuriated by bits of news which say that something "starts at midnight on the umpteenth of octember", or "starts on the umpteenth of octember at midnight". These two moments could well be 24 hours apart.
The best solution, as rail timetablers and DG understand well, is to pretend that there is no such time as midnight. Midnight events should always be described as 00:01 or 23:59, then you know where you stand.
TBF you can legitimately ignore carol singers every year. I do.
Today I think is St Tiered 4 day.

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