Hounslow

CURRENT AFFAIRS 1

Group LeaderPam C
When we meet1st Thursday of the month 2pm-3.30pm
Where we meetMember's house

This week we held our first live meeting at Anne’s house and it was so lovely to see again members of our group, especially those who had not been able to join us in our Zoom meetings we have been holding all summer.
There was no way that we could catch up with over a year’s worth of news so we focused on the big issues of the day.
We looked at the situation which has unfolded in Afghanistan, our government’s role and the huge humanitarian crisis which has developed. At present there is much sympathy for the people caught up in this and everyone agrees that the victims should be helped as much as possible. We did wonder whether attitudes might change when the realities sink in of taking in 15000 people and providing for their needs.
We also talked about the developing difficulties in logistics and the labour force, causing shortages of good in shops, difficulties in farmers getting their livestock processed and fruit and vegetable producers having to write off much of their produce. A possible short term visa for EU workers, if they want to come, has been turned down by the government, so there seems no solution at the moment.
Would you want your 12 year old grandchild to have the Covid jab? Is it safe and suitably tested for children of that age? Three of us with such grandchildren came to the conclusion that we would be happy for them to have one jab which might give some protection but would pass on the second jab which seems to be the one causing significant side effects.
In the meantime we wait to see what will happen about a possible 3rd jab and the annual flu jab.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS 2 FILM
FREEDOM PASS WANDERERS FRENCH CONVERSATION
FRENCH CONVERSATION 2 GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS
GERMAN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED HISTORICAL LONDON WALKS
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SOUTH EASTERN EUROPEAN DANCE THEATRE VISITS
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