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Opinions on ‘Donald MacIntyre Unsolved’

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Watched an episode of ‘Donald MacIntyre Unsolved’ last night – Spoiler alert. A 35 year old woman had disappeared without a trace. Her name was Claudia Lawrence and she was a chef at the University of York. I love the mystery aspect of the programme but I often think there is something else in the investigation that is being withheld from the viewer. A vital clue that would lead you to a conclusion but probably not a suspect in these types of crimes.

Apparently march 18th, 2009 was the last date anyone saw Claudia alive. She had walked to work as usual, around 5am. Worked through the day and given a lift home for 2.50pm. She phoned her mum, displaying no anxiety or upset. The last text she sent was 8.23pm, all normal. The phone signal died at midnight, it said. It was said in the programme that she always made sure the phone was charged for the next day.

There was some cctv apparently of interest that was shown. At 7.15pm on the 18th a figure with a bag walked around to the alley behind her house and a minute later walked back around and off. The same cctv caught a similar figure doing exactly the same thing at 5.07am the next morning. It looked like a man but wouldn’t have had time to get into the house from the alley in the time he took on the cctv. Nothing else was noted or came out in the programme about activity around the house on the night and morning of 18th march, 2009.

A big red light for me turned up later in the show when it came out that she had lots of partners, some married or of dubious moral background. While her life is obviously her own a clandestine entanglement lends itself to being alone with someone you don’t know alot about. In places where almost no-one knows where you are at any given time. Donald Macintyre at the end even said at the end that she may have stayed at a lovers house that night.

The police investigation caused some controversy among Claudia’s friends and family by issuing a photograph showing her with the wrong coloured hair. It took a while to get it removed and a new one issued. The attitude of the police to witnesses was criticised too as it was felt they alienated people with their questioning. An interested sky reporter told how he was warned off and threatened by people he asked about Claudia’s habits, etc.

No real breakthrough in the investigation and watching it was a little dissatisfying as a conclusion at the end was missing. There were too many unanswered questions really.

That lack of a conclusion spurred me on the scour other literature and reports online. A Sun article dated 3/12/2019, introduces the theory convicted killer Christopher Halliwell might have been involved in her disapperance. There is loads to look at and it would be a real job to look and document it all. In a nutshell the authorities say there is no way that Halliwell had anything to do with Claudia’s disappearance. Despite the investigation into him only having £40,000 and the Senior investigating officer was sure Halliwell killed lots of other women. The investigation into other murders was halted because of procedural errors. However there are a few tantalising things linking him to Claudia’s case. The date, 18th march was significant to Halliwell, he’d broken up with a partner on march 19th, he’d killed another woman on march 19th Sian O’Callaghan in 2011. Also it has come to light that Halliwell’s dad lived close to Claudia Lawrence’s home so it’s possible Halliwell might have known her.

From my own experience walking to work in the early hours I found that I attracted unwanted attention from odd people. So I tried to vary my times and route. That worked a lot of the time. With Claudia walking the same route at the same time I could understand her being noticed by undesirables sooner or later. Her colourful private life was an invite to safety issues too. The person of interest on evening of the 18th and the early hours of 19th was interesting. Going around the back of Claudia’s house on both occassions seemed to be checking if someone was in. Especially the morning of the 19th going round the back of Claudia’s house at 5.07am. With Claudia going work at 5am, perhaps the prowler on cctv was checking if a light was on in a back room or bedroom suggesting Claudia was still at home and was late or that no-one was in if no lights were showing. Leading the prowler to come out of the alley behind Claudia’s house even quicker than than they had the previous night at 7.15pm. Leading me to think that the prowler was interested in knowing where Claudia was that night and so was unlikely to be the perpetrator. I think that Donald MacIntyre’s theory that Claudia was not at home overnight seems very credible bearing in mind the prowlers actions. Perhaps he’d heard someone down the ‘Wolf Pack’ pub saying they were going on a date with Claudia or something and was checking if Claudia was at home to check. It would have helped if the police had checked where her phone said she was too. What do you think?

Happy Christmas.

One of Santa’s helpers!

How did Mary and Joseph know Jesus’ weight?

They had a weigh in a manger…..

A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose. Along came a bunny and what do you suppose? That hungry little bunny looking for some lunch, grabbed the snowman’s nose, nibble, nibble, crunch!

Why was Cinderella no good at football?

Because her coach was a pumpkin.

Why was the turkey in a pop group?

He was the only one with drumsticks!

Why do reindeer scratch themselves?

Because they’re the only ones who know where they itch.

Why was the snowman looking through the carrots?

He was picking his nose!

What do they sing at the snowman’s party?

Freeze a jolly good fellow.

On Christmas Eve, Nathan thought it would be nice to buy his wife a little gift for the next day. Always short of money, he thought long and hard about what that present might be. Unable to decide, Nathan entered John Lewis and in the cosmetics section he asked the girl, “How about some perfume?” She showed him a bottle costing £75. “Too expensive” , muttered Nathan. The young lady returned with a smaller bottle for £50. “Oh dear”, Nathan groused, “still far too much.” Growing rather annoyed at Nathan’s meanness, the sales girl brought him a tiny £10 bottle and offered it to him, Nathan became agitated. “What I mean”, he whined, “is I’d like to see something really cheap. “So the sales girl handed him a mirror!

Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on eBay?

Because they were two deer.

Why is it harder to buy advent calendars?

Their days are numbered!

How did Scrooge win the football game?

The ghost of Christmas passed.

It was Christmas Eve in at the meat counter and a woman was anxiously picking over the last few remaining turkey’s in the hope of finding a large one. In desperation she called over a shop assistant and said, “Excuse me. Do these turkey’s get any bigger?” “No, madam”, he replied. “They’re all dead.”

What carol is heard in the desert?

‘O camel ye faithful’

How will Christmas be different after Brexit?

No Brussels.

Who is Santa’s favourite singer?

Elf-is Presley.

Who is Rudolph’s favourite singer?


Who is a Christmas tree’s favourite singer?

Spruce Springsteen.

What do you call an elf who just won the lottery?


What did Mrs Claus say to Santa Claus when she looked up in the sky?

Looks like rain dear.

The Four Stages of Life

  1. You believe in Santa Claus
  2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus
  3. You are Santa Claus
  4. You look like Santa Claus.

What athlete is warmest in the winter?

A long jumper.

May all your Christmas lights stay lit and all your presents be a hit. May joy and laughter deck the halls and may no one bust your Christmas balls!

Great Barrier Reef Regenerating.

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According to a recent Daily Express article, the Great Barrier Reef is showing unexpected but positive signs of regeneration. Scientists have called it an “encouraging moment” for the future of the coral reef.

The annual coral spawn was witnessed by scientists over a week ago off the coast of Cairns. The display occurs between October and December and is the release of billions of sperm and eggs. The event has been hailed as a positive step in the regeneration of the endangered reef.

Marine biologist and director of the Great Barrier Reef Legacy, Dr Dean Miller called it the “best coral spawning event and the most encouraging moment” seen at the reef since 2016.

He added “To have a successful spawning event means the reef is in a state of recovery and repair.”

In another positive vein a reef restoration project, using loose coral fragments, to build new stable areas of live coral reef habitat started in mid-November at Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

It involves attaching 2,600 coral fragments to a web of 165 hexagonal, sand-coated frames on the seafloor and connecting additional coral fragments to suitable substrata using coral clips developed through the Coral Nurture Program.

It’s hoped the live fragments will continue to grow in their stable location, over the next few years, to form a diverse and healthy area of live reef. In contrast to the unstable dead coral rubble and bare limestone rock that was there before.

Global warming damage being rolled back, that’s what I like to hear. Someone taking the initiative to work around a problem to get a successful result as man has always done in the past.

Not rolling over and saying mankind needs to be restricted and taken back to the stone age because our way of life cannot be sustained.


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On November 26th the World Health Organisation (WHO) named a new coronavirus variant “Omicron” and designated it a variant of concern.

Scientists are worried by the variants number of mutations because they don’t know what the result will be on transmissibility and lethality. Also will the large number of mutations get past current vaccines?

What we do know is that South African officials first reported Omicron (B.1.1.529) to the WHO on November 24th. The first known and confirmed infection with Omicron was from a sample taken on November 9th. According to the WHO’s website post on the story, the variant has a large number of mutations. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of re-infection with this variant. The number of cases in South Africa seems to be increasing in almost all provinces.

According to a Livescience article on the Omicron variant, published on November 30th, the first reported infections in South Africa were in university students. They being younger they tended to have mild disease and weren’t hospitalised. Only 24% of South Africans are vaccinated and only 6% of the population is over 65 years old. So more studies need to be done to assess how dangerous or otherwise Omicron might be.

Dr Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who first spotted the new Covid variant Omicron is reported to say her patients seen so far have had “extremely mild symptoms”.

Travel bans were imposed by various countries shortly afterwards, probably too late to do any good. According to an article in NPR, one of the identified cases of the Omicron variant in Belgium had no contact or travel with any nations in Southern Africa. How did they get it? It may suggest community spread may already be taking place, says the article. The unvaccinated young woman developed mild flu-like symptoms 11 days after travelling to Egypt via Turkey. None of her family members have developed symptoms.

Latest reports say there are 11 confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant in the UK. Yahoo!news quotes SAGE scientist, prof. Calum Semple saying the new variant is not a disaster and some people may be hugely overstating the situation.

Brentwood and Nottingham registered the first two cases in the UK, on 27th November. After further analysis, people who visited a KFC in Brentford as far back as 19th November and the towns Trinity Church on 21st November are being told to get tested, as they could have been exposed to Omicron.

Further cases have surfaced over time, as they inevitably will, including in Scotland. The fact the infection could go back to 19th November, here in the UK, means it pre-dates the South African outbreak. Basically that means the Omicron variant is out in the communities spreading and aren’t restricted to the dates and places commented on by official press releases.

To date no-one is reported to have died from Omicron and there are no reports of hospitalisation with serious disease so far. Although cases are increasing and might be pointed at by countries interested in locking down its citizens in the future.

Dozens Of Ships Stuck In Ice In The Arctic.

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Dozens of ships have been reported stuck in 30 centimetre thick ice in the arctic circle over the past week, according to various mainstream media outlets.

Northern Sea Route ship operators voiced surprise that the route had early sea-ice formation. Unlike previous years a 30 centimetre thick ice layer had formed across most of the Laptev Sea and East Siberian seas by late October, says The Barents Observer. In the straight separating the mainland with the Island of Wrangle is an area with more than a metre thick area of ice.

Vedomosti business daily reported that at least eighteen vessels, cargo and various other vessels, were stuck in five locations along the Northern Sea Route awaiting icebreakers as of Friday. Russian authorities despatched two ice breakers to escort several bulk carriers, a cargo ship and an oil tanker.

The icebreaker Novorossisk made its way into the Chukchi Sea making for the stranded ships. Icebreaker Vaigach has been available for escort duties through the Northern Sea Route because of the increased sea-ice.

Apparently a few years ago the route was opened up because of sea-ice melting and that allowed for extensive shipping along the Russian Arctic coast. Of course the melting was blamed on global warming, which ties in with the official narrative. Now the weather cycle has changed back to how it used to be the official global warming narrative will probably write this off to a freak weather incident.

In my lifetime various cycles of weather have played out over the years, hot summers, cold summers, cold winters and mild winters. In history even more diverse weather has played out, the river Thames froze over and people were skating and enjoying it at the turn of the century. In my lifetime I have never seen or heard of the like since.

Even further back when the dinosaurs were around there was no free ice on the planet, according to the scientists. We are still living in an ice age now because we have free ice at the poles. Where does global warming figure in that scenario?

Poor Data Integrity In Pfizer’s Vaccine Trial.

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According to a recent post (, in The British Medical Journal, a researcher has become a whistle blower on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine trial.

A regional director who was employed by the research organisation Ventavia Research Group spilled the beans to the BMJ. Saying the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s phase III trial.

The regional director, Brook Jackson, repeatedly notified Ventavia of these problems but was ignored. So Brook Jackson e-mailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Guess what happened ? Brook Jackson was fired and on the same day.

According to the BMJ, Brook Jackson has provided a number of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings and e-mails to back up Brook Jackson’s claims.

Further the FDA did not even visit the facility or question the company regarding the complaint, a very worrying state of affairs. The FDA is apparently overstretched in the oversight department and rarely chase up complaints or arrive too late. I would encourage any readers to read the full article to get a handle on the problems of policing the pharmaceutical industry. Add to that the amount of money involved in bringing a drug to market and it’s easy to see how mistakes can be made and not brought to light.

If it were not for infrequent acts of whistle blowing, from people working in the industry, then nothing would be known by the public or regulatory bodies. Putting the safety of the public at great risk. There is already concerns being raised about the speed of the introduction of mRNA vaccines without long term testing being done. A technology that has never been used before and whose long term consequences of that use is unknown.

Are ‘Climate Lockdowns’ Next On The Agenda?

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After the coronavirus induced lockdowns, will the world have to endure ‘climate lockdowns’?

Covid-19 lockdowns have prepared people for ‘personal carbon allowances’. Restrictions of individual freedoms won from centuries of fighting against the prevailing hierarchies. Restrictions that were unthinkable in a free western society, that were only seen in tyrannical regimes often compared with Chinese and Russian societies.

Have they made us more prepared to accept tracking and limitations on all of our behaviours ‘to achieve a safer climate’.

The term ‘carbon emissions’ is embedded into our collective consciousness and I think the same narrative used by governments for coronavirus will be used to further ‘climate change’ ideology. All I think it will take is for ‘climate change’ to be declared an emergency, perhaps at some big world leader meeting on the subject of ‘climate change’.

The governments seem to have a fixation for the year 2030, ‘carbon emissions’ need to be reduced through electric car use by then. A notion that has been reduced twice so far, from 2040 to 2035 and finally 2030. No fossil fuelled vehicles to be sold after 2030. Of course it could move even closer through the use of restrictive taxation in city zones for fossil fuelled vehicles. Which is happening and will only accelerate. Getting closer to 2030 I could envisage the government limiting private vehicle use, not being able to drive too far away from your home perhaps. Using a track and trace type of citizen location system to lockdown the population again. Those who cling to the old technology of fossil fuelled vehicles being in lockdown and only allowed out if they embrace the new electric future.

Heating systems based on fossil fuels will be included in this too, I think. The main emphasis will always be the more you resist the changes the more restrictive will be the governments response. No arguement against the official narrative will be listened to as has been the case with coronavirus restrictions. It doesn’t matter what the science says if it is contrary to the official line. You will all be vaccinated, you will use digital currency, you will all have electric cars and you will all do as you are told.

A whole new society is being structured, a world society, to serve a new world order perhaps. The fact that multiple governments, not geographically connected, have the same official narrative running shows me that they have a plan and they are carrying it out.

I hope the result will be fit for us all to live in because we don’t seem to be getting a choice, we are here for the ride.

Intravenous Injection Of (Covid-19)mRNA Vaccines Can Induce Acute Myopericarditis In Mice.

According to a recent Dr John Campbell Youtube post, is the address of the video.

He has long been an exponent of the procedure called aspiration while administering a vaccine to a patient. This video brings to light a peer reviewed paper detailing experiments done on mice. The paper describes the scientists injecting mice with mRNA Covid-19 vaccines directly into a blood vessel and monitoring the resulting biological results. Of course that is the wrong way to administer the vaccine and is an experiment that wouldn’t be allowed in humans. However it could happen accidently and someone giving the injection to a patient would never know they had put the needle into a blood vessel.

The result of giving the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines intravenously was seen to be “histopathological changes of myopericarditis as evidenced by cardiomyocyte degeneration, apoptisis and necrosis with adjacent inflammatory cell infiltration and calcific deposits on visceral pericardium.” Basically only the mice who had the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines injected into a blood vessel suffered heart inflammation called myocarditis.

The mRNA vaccine manufacturers stipulate that their vaccines must be given intra-muscularly, injected into a muscle. The scientists injected the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines into the muscle of the mice to mimic the correct administration of the vaccination in humans. There was no sign of myocarditis in this group of mice and their other organs were not damaged

The scientists concluded that if the vaccines were accidently allowed to enter the blood vessels of a patient then myocarditis is likely to result. Correct administration of the vaccines would not result in myocarditis and to increase the likelyhood of a successful vaccination, with no myocarditis symptoms, then asperation of the injecting needle would be recommended.

In conclusion aspiration, of the injecting needle, is a simple and safe procedure to minimise problems caused by the mRNA vaccines. Vindicating Dr John Campbell’s asertion that vaccinations should be carried out using an aspiration procedure. Incidentally the same is true for the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines. Intravenous injection of their vaccines can produce blood clots, which depending where they are could be fatal. See a previous blog on thrombocytopenia, blood clots, which is also based on a Dr John Campbell Youtube video reviewing a mouse study from 2006. I hear you say 2006! Yes these problems have been known about with adenoviruses for a very long time so there is no excuse, in my opinion, for any deaths or adverse reactions from blood clots when using AstraZeneca or J & J Covid-19 vaccines. Spread the word.

The Antarctic Winter Is The Coldest Ever.

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Very topical at the moment is the climate change question. I thought it newsworthy to highlight this story which says Antarctica has just had the coldest winter ever, since records began in 1957.

According to The American Spectator, 7th October edition, the average temperature at the South Pole was -78 degrees Fahrenheit over their winter. Dropping to -144 degrees Fahrenheit in individual places which some scientists see as part of a cooling pattern in Antarctica.

The Washington Post, meanwhile called the cold winter “an anomaly.”

Antarctica’s ice coverage was at it’s fifth greatest extent on record in August before it rapidly melted to much smaller than it’s average size. Arctic ice coverage, meanwhile, extended 25% further this year than it did last year at it’s annual low point.

A NASA published study, in 2015, showed the ice sheet had gained billions of tons of ice each year for decades. It included a net gain of 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.

The NASA report challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which suggests Antarctica is overall losing land ice.

“We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,”said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland and the lead author of the study. Published on October 30th, 2015, in the Journal on Glaciology. “Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica-there we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.” Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.”

Apparantly scientists calculate if an ice sheet is growing or shrinking by measuring the changes in height of the surface, using satelite altimeters. Giving a physical measurement they can work with that will make their figures have a solid basis. Not measurements generated in a computer model of what might be happening and basing important decisions affecting the population of the planet on what might be happening and what could happen in the future.

The report also stated, “The good news is that Antarctica is not currently contributing to sea level rise (2015), but is taking 0.23 mm per year away.” Zwally said, “But this is also bad news. If the 0.27 mm per year of sea level rise attributed to Antarctica in the IPCC report is not really coming from Antarctica, there must be some other contribution to sea level rise that is not accounted for.”

I haven’t seen any coverage in the main stream press about the record low temperatures in the South Pole over their winter. Probably because it doesn’t follow the official narrative and especially with COP 26 happening too.

Using political pressure put on main stream media and online social media the narrative will be driven centrally in the future, I think. Any independant message relying on independant facts are being sidelined, I feel. I see alot of independant news programmes on Youtube have now been ‘deplatformed’ and have moved to other platforms. All this has gained momentum since the Covid-19 narrative was being challenged by inconvenient facts published on these independant news outlets. Brexit, Covid-19 and now Global Warming will be played for all it’s worth to undermine the people of the world. It is all about control.

To Boldy Go Where No Other 90 Year Old Has Gone Before.

William Shatner in flight suit.

William Shatner has finally gone where no other ‘Star Trek’ actor has gone before. At the right old age of 90 years old he has seen what his alter ego worked in, space.

He blasted off from the Texas launch site at 3.49 pm UK time aboard a Blue Origin rocket on 13/10/21. The flight was only the second manned launch but the eighteenth successful flight of the New Shephard booster.

I personally watched the whole thing on a live feed streamed on youtube. To a degree I shared the frustration of the two halts to the countdown and then the elation of the launch. Everything went according to plan during the flight. The 18 metre New Shepard rocket, named after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, pushing just above the internationally-recognised boundary of space known as the Karman Line, reaching 66 miles at apogee above the earth and reaching a top speed of 2,235 mph during the ascent.

New Shephard rocket during the ascent 13/10/21.

William Shatner was part of the crew of four, two fee paying; Chris Boshuizen who co-founded a satellite company and Glen de Vries a clinical research entrepreneur.

The fourth astronaut was Blue Origin vice president and former NASA space station flight controller Audrey Powers.

Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries.

After the 10 minute flight the capsule landed at approximately 15 mph in a huge cloud of dust.

When the 90 year old stepped out of the space capsule in the Texas desert his presence alone was pure marketing gold for Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. The icing on the cake was William Shatners emotion laced telling of the magical experience to a waiting camera crew.

“Everyone in the world needs to see this,” he said.

“It was unbelievable,” said William Shatner. It was the sort of publicity that one of the richest people on the planet could buy.

I grew up watching the original Star Trek series, I watched the actors attend the naming of the first space shuttle, Enterprise. I have attended a convention at the NEC, where I saw some of the original cast; Kirk, Sulu and Chekov. Now I have seen one reach space at a very advanced age.

Seeing video from the international space station of the earth will probably be the only way I will ever share the Blue Origin crews experience, which is impressive enough I suppose. Although I went to the science museum in London and experienced seeing the space station at there 3D IMAX cinema on 35mm film. That was really close to what they experienced as the film made it all look very real. The whole audience grasped for the orange flying toward them through the air, of course no-one caught it.

The future looks bright for the very rich.

Lorry Driver Shortage.

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Even going back to 2019 the government knew of a 45,000 to 60,000 lorry driver shortfall, that’s according to the November 2019 FTA report.

The big reason for the shortfall is the UK’s increasing dependence on drivers from Europe, mainly Poland and Romania. Around 40,000 foreign LGV drivers worked in the UK out of a workforce of 320,000, approximately 12% of the workforce(2019 figure). Foreign workers usually have extended summer breaks to visit their relatives in their home countries, increasing shortfalls in driver numbers during the summer.

According to ONS statistics, the number of foreign drivers coming to the UK has slowed significantly over the past couple of years(up to 2019).

Implementation of IR35 legislation in 2020 increased the cost of agency LGV drivers, which are invariably foreign drivers, by around 25%. In order to maintain their net pay at current levels(2020) when they move from a Ltd company model to PAYE.

This would translate into agency charge rate increases of up to 20%. If hauliers resist the increases, agencies have no choice but to pay drivers less so they will earn less income.

Also the repeal of the Agency Worker Regulations Swedish Derogation contracts, in April 2020, legally enforces parity rates. The pay rate rise wasn’t enough to stop foreign drivers from leaving the UK lorry driving sector.

Any short-term fixes centre around pay rises to attract foreign drivers to fill the shortfall. However other European countries are in the same boat, with Germany offering large financial incentives to foreign drivers. Also it is closer to their home countries and their families.

In the long-term more drivers need to be trained and encouraged to take up a driving career here in the UK. With a suitable financial package to secure the future of deliveries. Ultimately any increase in pay will be hard for the hauliers to absorb, as they are already operating on a razor thin margins. The extra cost would have to be passed on to their customers, which will be a hard sell at best.