PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
25/03/2020 14:35:21 7 4
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1066. sorrysorrysorry "At the beginning, wasted loads of precious time China brought to, then told the public everything'd be great, then refused/changed mind to send flights to collect brits aboard, did nothing at airports hahaha his dad said going out for drink, then, herd immunity, then lock down...now even volunteers urgently needed" Guess that is Bozo's idea of being "well prepared"!
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25/03/2020 14:44:16 14 8
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@1077. David Holder "Guess that is Bozo's idea of being "well prepared"!" I'm guessing his view of being well prepared is to have his money safely hidden away in offshore bank accounts, and mustn't forget having an application in already for the next sprog for the Eton intake.
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25/03/2020 14:44:26 7 0
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I volunteered and registered yesterday and I'm now waiting for DBS checks. Nice to be potentially active and contributing as opposed to passive and powerless as previously
25/03/2020 14:39:33 5 3
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1081. Posted by nom de plume on Just now 1071.john-not-in-hendon @1066 ...DONT EAT BATS... === That's not how it started. It was reportedly a wild animal that ate contaminated bat faeces, the wild animal was then eaten by humans = Don't respond to him, he is batty
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25/03/2020 14:44:26 8 5
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@1083 lynda randall... its the brexit expert now the coronavirus expect...hello dear ..talking the usual rubbish are we?
25/03/2020 14:23:54 5 3
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Common sense is needed....but Common sense is not that common
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25/03/2020 14:44:56 8 0
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1054. Billy "Common sense is needed....but Common sense is not that common " … and Commons sense is not that common either.
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25/03/2020 14:44:56 19 12
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Theirs something galling about the Tories trumpeting the virtue of the NHS & workers despite them destroying it over decades and paying their workers a pittance. I hope the public don’t fall for their BS again when this is all finished...
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25/03/2020 14:46:07 16 5
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@1105 Bill Carson ‘ Theirs something galling about the Tories trumpeting the virtue of the NHS & workers despite them destroying it over decades and paying their workers a pittance. I hope the public don’t fall for their BS again when this is all finished...’ I’d put my house on it....
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25/03/2020 14:45:47 11 0
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Really don't understand why members of the public are being asked to help whilst the military in the example of the stepson in the RAF Regiment are being sent home and told not to return to barracks for 3 weeks.
25/03/2020 14:44:56 19 12
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Theirs something galling about the Tories trumpeting the virtue of the NHS & workers despite them destroying it over decades and paying their workers a pittance. I hope the public don’t fall for their BS again when this is all finished...
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cb
25/03/2020 14:46:07 16 5
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@1105 Bill Carson ‘ Theirs something galling about the Tories trumpeting the virtue of the NHS & workers despite them destroying it over decades and paying their workers a pittance. I hope the public don’t fall for their BS again when this is all finished...’ I’d put my house on it....
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25/03/2020 14:46:37 7 4
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I guess it won't be too long before sheets of toilet paper become a black market currency. I anticipate this kind of covert conversation between supplier and customer will soon become commonplace.. "I'll give you ten sheets of Andrex* for that packet of Hob-Nobs"* "Make it twelve and we've got a deal." "Done" * = Other products are available.
25/03/2020 14:38:04 2 3
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1073 - You’re talking about the extreme minority, not the majority of claimants. I know, I have to go out with various energy providers to make supplies safe as the spongers are forever illegally and dangerously bypassing meters so that they can STEAL energy. Their excuse is often that they’re on benefits. You should do more research before spouting such prejudiced nonsense.
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25/03/2020 14:46:48 5 1
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@1089. You’re talking about the extreme minority, not the majority of claimants. I know, I have to go out with various energy providers to make supplies safe as the spongers are forever illegally and dangerously bypassing meters so that they can STEAL energy. ====== How do you know how many claimants AREN'T fiddling meters? Do working people NEVER fiddle meters?
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25/03/2020 14:48:09 1 0
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Unfortunately you’re right cb
25/03/2020 14:42:05 11 2
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It’s funny how Charles got tested whilst only displaying MILD SYMPTOMS. While the public are refused testing unless they’re sick enough to be admitted to hospital....abolish much?
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25/03/2020 14:48:29 30 10
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1093 Dr JSL "It’s funny how Charles got tested whilst only displaying MILD SYMPTOMS. While the public are refused testing unless they’re sick enough to be admitted to hospital" The real scandal is that essential NHS staff who display mild symptoms can't even get tested, while this parasite gets preferential treatment.
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25/03/2020 10:15:56 815 27
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The British people pulling together. Adversity brings out the best of this nation.
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25/03/2020 14:48:49 17 3
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3. Posted byRichardon 5 hours ago The British people pulling together. Adversity brings out the best of this nation. - yep, it's good job all us regular folk got this crisis sorted out just in time for parliament to shut down for a few weeks... it's not like there is a need for leadership or anything right now...
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25/03/2020 14:48:59 3 0
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Are we about to see a shopping frenzy where sponges and stout twigs are involved I wonder ?
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25/03/2020 14:51:10 13 5
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Coronavirus: Doctor 'kicked out' by Headington landlady If the NHS had not sold all the Nursing home accommodation for staff This would not be a problem :)
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25/03/2020 14:51:10 11 1
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Heads up! At present, it seems that some of you youngsters don’t give a fig about risking the lives of others. Well, here’s the thing... just ‘cos you think that you’re as fit as a butchers dog doesn’t mean that you’re immune & won’t become part of the mortality stats. Strongly suggest paying attention NOW & before it strikes YOU while others who’ve lost loved ones think, ‘serves you...’.
25/03/2020 15:04:29 7 2
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@1115 “At present, it seems that some of you youngsters don’t give a fig about risking the lives of others” I don’t think that’s ever been true At the start of last week they were told there was no need to panic or close schools and workplaces because we needed herd immunity So at the weekend they went out to prove they are brave stoical Brits who keep calm and carry on They meant well
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25/03/2020 14:51:30 16 8
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Meanwhile El Salvadore has cancelled Rent, water, gas, electric and internet charges for 3 months AND started on an emergency medical facility with 1000+ beds, in IN CASE of a major outbreak. A supposedly a third world country, yet leading the way by the looks of it, while we squabble over bog rolls, ignore sound advice & are led by toffs who delayed any controls so the money men could get ahead.
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25/03/2020 10:30:33 33 4
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Every adult in the UK on a low income, is going to need financial help. An almost instant way to help them is to stop the banks from charging overdraft and credit card interest during the crisis. Recent changes to overdrafts (courtesy of the FCA) has meant that many banks are now charging even more interest than previously, some are now charging an interest rate of nearly 40% (EAR).
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25/03/2020 14:52:01 2 2
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@113 Bilzin ‘ Are we about to see a shopping frenzy where sponges and stout twigs are involved I wonder ?’ I spend most afternoons sticking together newspaper pictures of Boris.
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Hard left commies are out en force again I see. Please Corona virus, do us a favour and ... Politics should be put aside morons. Our nation like all other nations is facing a big challenge at the moment and the government is doing just fine thank you. Go out and get some fresh whilst keeping a safe distance you waste of space, useless lot. Removed
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25/03/2020 10:25:30 24 326
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Can I put a controversial point of view out there? How do we feel as a society for effectively putting 1.5m in an enforced prison when they’ve done nothing wrong?
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25/03/2020 14:50:01 29 0
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"68. Posted by Display Name on 4 hours ago Can I put a controversial point of view out there? How do we feel as a society for effectively putting 1.5m in an enforced prison when they’ve done nothing wrong?" Not controversial mate, just stupid.
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25/03/2020 14:55:13 8 2
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What's the latest on Charles? I'm at my wits end, wondering if he'll survive the night. Meanwhile, Andy's nipping out for a crafty pizza.
25/03/2020 14:57:04 0 1
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1120 - Bob_Noxious Q?
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25/03/2020 14:55:53 21 1
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Never thought I’d be more proud to be British after London 2012, Well I’m seeing and hearing what truly makes our Island nation great, pulling together irrespective of colours, beliefs or way of life as one community, covid-19 don’t discriminate in its destructive path and I hope some lasting good comes out of this surreal moment in time
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25/03/2020 14:52:03 7 8
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The EU as a body doesn't appear to be doing much to help in this time of crisis. Nice to see we can still stand shoulder to shoulder in times of adversity. Well done and thanks.
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25/03/2020 14:54:03 3 1
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Where do you sign up to volunteer?
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25/03/2020 14:56:33 3 2
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Paulbc@1106 ~ Really don't understand why members of the public are being asked to help whilst the military are being sent home and told not to return to barracks for 3 weeks. There are 275,000 full time military personnel & 83,000 in reserve, so there's not enough of them to cover the work for the whole of the UK. And as this is only the beginning, it makes sense to keep people in reserve.
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GTB
25/03/2020 14:56:33 6 2
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What's the latest on Charles? === You can bet he was tested last week and we've only heard about now because je's been given the all clear as recovering
25/03/2020 14:55:13 8 2
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What's the latest on Charles? I'm at my wits end, wondering if he'll survive the night. Meanwhile, Andy's nipping out for a crafty pizza.
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25/03/2020 14:57:04 0 1
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1120 - Bob_Noxious Q?
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25/03/2020 14:55:14 2 6
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The best and worst of this country tens of thousands volounteer to help the vulnerable, the beeb take advantage to stop making cost cutting measures.
25/03/2020 15:00:06 13 2
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1128.breakfastplc The best and worst of this country tens of thousands volounteer to help the vulnerable, the beeb take advantage to stop making cost cutting measures. Sorry but people like you are the worst in society' endlessly bleating about the BBC. Thank GOD we still have Public Service Broadcasting. Keep going Auntie BEEB
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25/03/2020 14:57:14 7 0
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It is truly wonderful to see hundreds of thousands of decent folks have volunteered to assist hospitals etc., But it is a curse too see a total negativity displayed by morons whose neural networks never evolved over the past 250,000 years. Nations are built-up on the former, and pulled down by the latter - my town is a prime example; a maze of insurance razed once loved entertainment facilities.
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25/03/2020 14:58:14 1 2
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Why is this England only??
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25/03/2020 14:58:45 15 3
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Since our ancestors lived in trees, our communities have always been made up of a few basic types of people: - Those who just get on with it - Those who help others - Those who moan about others For those who need it spelling out, HYS is mostly comprised of the third group (myself included).
25/03/2020 17:33:29 8 0
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1131 You missed the 4th group, The privileged minority which exploits and get´s rich off the efforts and good will of the previous three, otherwisw known as rentier capitalists
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25/03/2020 14:58:55 17 9
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This useless government have abandoned ordinary people, it's now up to us to come together as a collective for the better of everyone We have to keep up the triage but likewise we must push against these useless lot, for all their power and wealth they've done nothing and still pander to the interests of profit above our lives We are together going to save people, then together destroy Boris
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25/03/2020 14:59:05 17 8
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I'm guessing Dominic "Get Death Done" Cummings hasn't signed up.
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Prince Charles is at Balmoral, self isolating with Covid 19 Prince Prince Andrew is at Windsor, self isolating with Jennifer 14 Removed
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25/03/2020 14:59:55 2 1
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1.5 m in isolation for their own good, I was one of the first to volunteer, just waiting for the call, the army can be used for better things
25/03/2020 15:14:13 3 3
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1135 .. does being one of the first .. or last to volunteer make a difference... just asking as you may need to know it makes no difference and the army ..one of the worlds best teams for organisation, logistics and medical care are exactly needed here so I ask ..what do you think they should be doing?... oh you might like them walking the streets , guns out.. show Tory strength or something ..
25/03/2020 14:55:14 2 6
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The best and worst of this country tens of thousands volounteer to help the vulnerable, the beeb take advantage to stop making cost cutting measures.
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25/03/2020 15:00:06 13 2
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1128.breakfastplc The best and worst of this country tens of thousands volounteer to help the vulnerable, the beeb take advantage to stop making cost cutting measures. Sorry but people like you are the worst in society' endlessly bleating about the BBC. Thank GOD we still have Public Service Broadcasting. Keep going Auntie BEEB
25/03/2020 15:09:20 2 0
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1136Grumpy_old_man 1128.breakfastplc Sorry but people like you are the worst in society' endlessly bleating about the BBC. Thank GOD we still have Public Service Broadcasting. Keep going Aunti BEEB _ shows a shocking level of leadership that cannot realise that as the lockdown kicks in news opportunities will lessen considerably. Just making a political point that we cannot do without them
Good to see so many supporting our NHS and country Pity we still have few who I do know why they live here, such as Diane Abbotts son who was arrested for spitting and coughing on people yesterday. Thanks goodness that Labour never got near governing us Removed
25/03/2020 15:09:41 11 7
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1137 AuntieLeft "Diane Abbotts son who was arrested for spitting and coughing on people yesterday" I thought this happened last year? Are you trying to imply this was an attempt to spread the virus? In which case, you yourself are clearly trying to spread a virus..... Btw, why don't you see Abbot's son as an indictment of our public school system, rather than his mum's politics.
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25/03/2020 15:00:56 3 3
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Erm... Good cause, however, that means more people out of their homes.
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25/03/2020 15:00:56 15 7
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Typical UK: The poor are helped by generous people working in food banks; charities step in to alleviate every issue in society; retired health are asked to come back; teachers are asked to look after vulnerable and give them breakfast. The list is endless. Is the job of a government to look after society and or just to facilitate business? We have the politicians we deserve. Kick this lot out!
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25/03/2020 15:01:16 12 4
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And still the self employed are on their own. :(
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25/03/2020 15:02:37 10 0
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May I ask that the BBC make it clear when commenting on who is entering the NHS, it is not just Doctors and Nurses. Final year Allied Health Practitioner (AHP) students and staff eg Therapeutic & Diagnostic Radiographers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists, Podiatrists etc. are all coming into the NHS as well.
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25/03/2020 15:02:47 14 0
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Thank you to all those who volunteered. You will be well thought of. If I wasn't in that category of 12 week isolating. I would be joining you. But the advice given stops me. Many others will be thinking like me. Be very proud of yourselves. .
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GTB
25/03/2020 15:04:13 7 5
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Too many gullible people on this site. At the first sign he may have had the virus, he would have had private royal doctors rushing to test him and it all hushed up until he was recovering. Then released to the press at that point for a bit of Royal public promotion
25/03/2020 15:05:58 5 4
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1143. Posted by BBC Bot on Just now Too many gullible people on this site. At the first sign he may have had the virus, he would have had private royal doctors rushing to test him and it all hushed up until he was recovering. Then released to the press at that point for a bit of Royal public promotion = It has kind of back fired
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25/03/2020 15:04:23 14 6
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My mum and dad are stuck isolating without food. My household is in quarantine with suspected Covid 19. To find out that Royalty get tested and nurses and Drs aren’t is the last straw for me. I need testing so I can help my parents. My mum was crying on the phone last night. All our help are in self isolation. We’re in this mess in London because they put money before people.
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25/03/2020 15:04:13 7 5
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Too many gullible people on this site. At the first sign he may have had the virus, he would have had private royal doctors rushing to test him and it all hushed up until he was recovering. Then released to the press at that point for a bit of Royal public promotion
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25/03/2020 15:05:58 5 4
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1143. Posted by BBC Bot on Just now Too many gullible people on this site. At the first sign he may have had the virus, he would have had private royal doctors rushing to test him and it all hushed up until he was recovering. Then released to the press at that point for a bit of Royal public promotion = It has kind of back fired
25/03/2020 14:51:10 11 1
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Heads up! At present, it seems that some of you youngsters don’t give a fig about risking the lives of others. Well, here’s the thing... just ‘cos you think that you’re as fit as a butchers dog doesn’t mean that you’re immune & won’t become part of the mortality stats. Strongly suggest paying attention NOW & before it strikes YOU while others who’ve lost loved ones think, ‘serves you...’.
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25/03/2020 15:04:29 7 2
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@1115 “At present, it seems that some of you youngsters don’t give a fig about risking the lives of others” I don’t think that’s ever been true At the start of last week they were told there was no need to panic or close schools and workplaces because we needed herd immunity So at the weekend they went out to prove they are brave stoical Brits who keep calm and carry on They meant well
25/03/2020 15:15:34 0 0
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1146 - David92 I could quite happily go along with your conclusion, but then changed my mind when I reached, “They meant well”.
25/03/2020 14:42:45 17 5
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1064 David Holder "Prince Charles was already in Scotland - They went there on Sunday BEFORE the latest emergency measures - so no not your "one rule for toffs, and another for the plebs". " So how did he manage to get tested? When many thousands of NHS staff still can't even get tested, never mind the rest of us? Btw I didn't even know viruses and parasites could infect each other....
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1095. mr_hag "Btw I didn't even know viruses and parasites could infect each other.." Yes, even you can catch it. Removed
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25/03/2020 15:07:50 21 0
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Bless all who have got up off their backsides and try to be proactive at this time.
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25/03/2020 15:07:30 9 8
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Dear Brits Trust me, when you interview a person who has messy hair, you should not give a job to this kind of person who not just has a messy personal life but also a messy management of the job you offer Let alone to fight COVID-19 Poor volunteers who have to come out to help clean up this mess a messy man created
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25/03/2020 15:08:40 12 1
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BBC proceed with news reporter cull, but start with sports pundits, if you haven't noticed there ain't no sport. Don't send crews out to film and show us what a hospital,football stadium, railway station or other building looks like, we know, show a photo if you must and keep the crew indoors. Don't use 2 presenters use 1 , we don't need alternate sentence ping pong it has always been annoying.
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25/03/2020 14:35:00 5 2
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In an odd sort of way, this virus is likely to bring our country together and bring an end to the brexiteer / remoaner nonsense. It might even save the plant from ourselves... Reduced pollution, reduced fossil fuel use and cleaner air. New chapter for everyone after this virus is under control?
@1076 Remoaners.!! see how supercilious you sound, with breixeteers and bojo and your attitude you ain’t bringing anyone but racists and fascists together to join trump in his take over of the world.. herd immunity, pay private hospitals to treat country, ask diy stores to donate goods to nhs... you gave us boris and you’ve made covid worse ... we don’t deserve it .. Removed
25/03/2020 15:00:06 13 2
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1128.breakfastplc The best and worst of this country tens of thousands volounteer to help the vulnerable, the beeb take advantage to stop making cost cutting measures. Sorry but people like you are the worst in society' endlessly bleating about the BBC. Thank GOD we still have Public Service Broadcasting. Keep going Auntie BEEB
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25/03/2020 15:09:20 2 0
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1136Grumpy_old_man 1128.breakfastplc Sorry but people like you are the worst in society' endlessly bleating about the BBC. Thank GOD we still have Public Service Broadcasting. Keep going Aunti BEEB _ shows a shocking level of leadership that cannot realise that as the lockdown kicks in news opportunities will lessen considerably. Just making a political point that we cannot do without them
Good to see so many supporting our NHS and country Pity we still have few who I do know why they live here, such as Diane Abbotts son who was arrested for spitting and coughing on people yesterday. Thanks goodness that Labour never got near governing us Removed
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25/03/2020 15:09:41 11 7
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1137 AuntieLeft "Diane Abbotts son who was arrested for spitting and coughing on people yesterday" I thought this happened last year? Are you trying to imply this was an attempt to spread the virus? In which case, you yourself are clearly trying to spread a virus..... Btw, why don't you see Abbot's son as an indictment of our public school system, rather than his mum's politics.
25/03/2020 15:16:36 3 0
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@1153 “I thought this happened last year?” And that was only because (understandably jumpy at the time) cops manhandled him when they saw him heading for a government building because he didn’t “look right”
25/03/2020 15:18:06 8 6
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1153.. Diane Abbott's got a child!!! Whatever next?
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25/03/2020 15:10:01 15 1
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Sometimes I'm proud to be British when you see this kind of response to an appeal for help. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be British when I read some of the vile babel some people espouse on this forum.
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25/03/2020 15:11:22 10 6
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The first story on BBC News advising that the future king! has contacted the virus. Tested and 'isolating' in splendour in the Highlands of Scotland after his 'private' flight. At what cost? Is that the most important story in these times? Of course, his 'squeeze' also tested. After this pandemic has hopefully passed some serious questions need to be asked and answered.
25/03/2020 15:16:25 5 4
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1155. The Uncomfortable Truth Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me.
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25/03/2020 15:11:42 3 3
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If I've got to call Charles to ask him if he's okay, then I'm pulling out of volunteering for the sick and the elderly.
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GTB
25/03/2020 15:12:22 6 1
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Here's a more important story - "UK coronavirus mass home testing to be made available 'within days' " https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/uk-coronavirus-mass-home-testing-to-be-made-available-within-days
25/03/2020 15:26:51 3 1
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1157.. This Actually Made Me Feel Better.. Thank You... I am a Health Worker And Feel About As Safe As A Deer In A Lion Enclosure..
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25/03/2020 15:12:53 5 3
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Reading a lot of comments. That B word can't be left alone. It's time for a ceasefire, until a time when the B word is relavent again.
25/03/2020 15:16:45 1 0
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@1158 I wont mention him again, I am sorry x.. or Beckham..oh was it him or Charles you meant ?...or Andy.
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25/03/2020 15:13:03 8 8
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Will prince Charles be self-exterminating ? sorry the other thing.. self-explanatory ? self-righteous ? does he still have serfs btw ?
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25/03/2020 15:13:43 5 7
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Once this virus has become beaten. The NHS and these volunteers workers should be rewarded. They should be given for life free rent or mortgage and not have to pay for their home.
25/03/2020 14:59:55 2 1
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1.5 m in isolation for their own good, I was one of the first to volunteer, just waiting for the call, the army can be used for better things
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25/03/2020 15:14:13 3 3
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1135 .. does being one of the first .. or last to volunteer make a difference... just asking as you may need to know it makes no difference and the army ..one of the worlds best teams for organisation, logistics and medical care are exactly needed here so I ask ..what do you think they should be doing?... oh you might like them walking the streets , guns out.. show Tory strength or something ..
25/03/2020 15:04:29 7 2
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@1115 “At present, it seems that some of you youngsters don’t give a fig about risking the lives of others” I don’t think that’s ever been true At the start of last week they were told there was no need to panic or close schools and workplaces because we needed herd immunity So at the weekend they went out to prove they are brave stoical Brits who keep calm and carry on They meant well
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25/03/2020 15:15:34 0 0
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1146 - David92 I could quite happily go along with your conclusion, but then changed my mind when I reached, “They meant well”.
25/03/2020 15:25:41 2 1
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@1162 ‘ I could quite happily go along with your conclusion, but then changed my mind when I reached, “They meant well” ‘ Benefit of doubt? For some of them at least?
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25/03/2020 15:15:34 5 0
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Many of my age group who are still fairly healthy could volunteer, but have been advised not to. I've even had an NHS letter standing me down as a blood donor for 3 months due purely to my age.
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Ian
25/03/2020 15:16:15 25 0
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I got a phone call saying "look out of your window." I did and there was my darling Polish friend Gosia with my adopted wnuczka (granddaughter) Ellen in her arms. She was smiling and waving to me as I lent out of the window. I am her dziadek (grandfather). It has set me up for the day. It is great to have such lovely caring friends like them.
25/03/2020 15:11:22 10 6
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The first story on BBC News advising that the future king! has contacted the virus. Tested and 'isolating' in splendour in the Highlands of Scotland after his 'private' flight. At what cost? Is that the most important story in these times? Of course, his 'squeeze' also tested. After this pandemic has hopefully passed some serious questions need to be asked and answered.
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25/03/2020 15:16:25 5 4
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1155. The Uncomfortable Truth Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me.
25/03/2020 15:21:08 6 3
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@1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me. " Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"?
25/03/2020 15:12:53 5 3
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Reading a lot of comments. That B word can't be left alone. It's time for a ceasefire, until a time when the B word is relavent again.
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25/03/2020 15:16:45 1 0
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@1158 I wont mention him again, I am sorry x.. or Beckham..oh was it him or Charles you meant ?...or Andy.
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25/03/2020 15:16:55 1 0
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I see "Mr_Hag" can dish it out but can't take it.....moderator, moderator
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25/03/2020 15:14:36 0 0
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I've been searching - how do we actually register to volunteer?
25/03/2020 15:09:41 11 7
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1137 AuntieLeft "Diane Abbotts son who was arrested for spitting and coughing on people yesterday" I thought this happened last year? Are you trying to imply this was an attempt to spread the virus? In which case, you yourself are clearly trying to spread a virus..... Btw, why don't you see Abbot's son as an indictment of our public school system, rather than his mum's politics.
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25/03/2020 15:16:36 3 0
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@1153 “I thought this happened last year?” And that was only because (understandably jumpy at the time) cops manhandled him when they saw him heading for a government building because he didn’t “look right”
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25/03/2020 15:17:36 9 1
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Why when he appealed for manufacturers to make ventilators did Dominic Cummings not ask the country to manufacture masks and protective clothing, I'm sure with some research it could be done.
1171
25/03/2020 15:17:56 7 4
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Reg HRH Charles, Duke of Rothsay It must be clear to all, that Charles was privately diagnosed by Elvis, who flew back from his retirement dome on the dark Side of the Moon to conduct the first secret Cv19 test, Then when it showed positive, he flew Charles and Camilla to Balmoral so they could announce the public NHS Cv19 test, which should keep those damn Paparazzi away for two weeks !
1172
25/03/2020 15:18:06 16 2
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I've signed up to be a delivery driver in my spare time after work. I feel like I need to do something. British spirit at its finest. It hasn't gone.
25/03/2020 15:27:11 14 3
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1172. Simon I've signed up to be a delivery driver in my spare time after work. I feel like I need to do something. British spirit at its finest. It hasn't gone. === Well done However I prefer to call it human spirit or human kindness etc Many across the world are doing this type of help and have done many times Nothing to with being British specifically it's just common sense
25/03/2020 15:09:41 11 7
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1137 AuntieLeft "Diane Abbotts son who was arrested for spitting and coughing on people yesterday" I thought this happened last year? Are you trying to imply this was an attempt to spread the virus? In which case, you yourself are clearly trying to spread a virus..... Btw, why don't you see Abbot's son as an indictment of our public school system, rather than his mum's politics.
1173
25/03/2020 15:18:06 8 6
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1153.. Diane Abbott's got a child!!! Whatever next?
1174
25/03/2020 15:18:06 6 5
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Apparently, Covid-19 germs die out within 5ft of Prince Philip. 20ft if he's in his SUV. Just send him on a round-the-world trip: the pandemic would be over in a week.
1175
25/03/2020 15:18:17 6 2
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Some times people get so confused...it's actually funny. My wee 80 year old neighbour said her daughter warned her to stay at home. She's now going to self immolate... I didn't correct her...??
1176
25/03/2020 15:19:27 11 7
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This government is telling us it is "moving heaven and earth" to get safety equipment to NHS staff. 1) what happened to the stockpiling in advance of brexit. 2) After 10 years of running the NHS into the ground they now expect former employees to volunteer. A bit like cutting down all the trees, realising you need wood so planting acorns.
1177
25/03/2020 15:20:58 9 2
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London's pubic transport is crucial even at a time like this. It seems to be to be a compelling argument for a completely automated driverless tube system.
25/03/2020 15:16:25 5 4
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1155. The Uncomfortable Truth Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me.
1178
25/03/2020 15:21:08 6 3
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@1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me. " Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"?
25/03/2020 15:23:59 4 0
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1178. Bill Walker @1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me. " "Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"? Well you can certainly count me out of either group!
25/03/2020 15:25:00 7 3
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1178. Posted byBill Walkeron Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"? I assume you have a link to all the research that backs up your point there and it's not just some demented kneejerk rant you have going on there Bill Wankertron
1179
25/03/2020 15:21:28 0 1
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I would volunteer but have a sick note from Matron (for asthma).
1180
25/03/2020 15:21:48 23 2
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Good on those volunteers who have offered their help to the NHS ????????????????
1181
25/03/2020 15:22:18 15 5
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I’ve never really had a thought about the Royals. Good for charity and tourism. Now Charles being tested before the NHS nurses and Drs. THATS NOT GOOD. Absolutely shameful.
25/03/2020 15:21:08 6 3
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@1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me. " Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"?
1182
25/03/2020 15:23:59 4 0
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1178. Bill Walker @1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me. " "Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"? Well you can certainly count me out of either group!
25/03/2020 15:29:03 3 2
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1182. Posted byThe March Hareon 3 minutes ago 1178. Bill Walker @1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately..... worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"? For "Instagram influencer", insert unemployed (and probably unemployable), millennial snowflake.
1183
jk
25/03/2020 15:20:59 2 1
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Are these people being properly vetted seems to me if not there could be pensioners vulnerable if the are not to work in care in scotland you can wait 5 weeks for clearance before u can work
25/03/2020 15:25:30 5 0
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@1183 jk Are these people being properly vetted seems to me if not there could be pensioners vulnerable if the are not to work in care in scotland you can wait 5 weeks for clearance before u can work ---- If you signed up you'd see that there is vetting
25/03/2020 15:31:18 4 0
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1183 jk Are these people being properly vetted seems to me if not there could be pensioners vulnerable if the are not to work in care in scotland you can wait 5 weeks for clearance before u can work ====== Social distance rules are in place. Two persons working as a team ensures security. In trying times, rules can be bent (SHOULD not be broken). Safety is still paramount. Correct?
1184
25/03/2020 15:24:50 13 0
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There is a fully equipped hospital that cost over £500m lying empty in Edinburgh due to misgovernment buffoons and their errors. But they suggest temporary hospitals and a scramble for equipment they already have lying doing nothing right now ? Acting like heroes when we know they are incompetent fools. The lies don't help either btw.
25/03/2020 15:21:08 6 3
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@1165 The March Hare "Unfortunately, we are largely a nation of royal sycophants - beats me. " Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"?
1185
25/03/2020 15:25:00 7 3
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1178. Posted byBill Walkeron Isn't it strange that a sizeable portion of those who say they don't like the Royals worship the Kardashians or their favourite "Instagram influencer"? I assume you have a link to all the research that backs up your point there and it's not just some demented kneejerk rant you have going on there Bill Wankertron
jk
25/03/2020 15:20:59 2 1
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Are these people being properly vetted seems to me if not there could be pensioners vulnerable if the are not to work in care in scotland you can wait 5 weeks for clearance before u can work
1186
25/03/2020 15:25:30 5 0
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@1183 jk Are these people being properly vetted seems to me if not there could be pensioners vulnerable if the are not to work in care in scotland you can wait 5 weeks for clearance before u can work ---- If you signed up you'd see that there is vetting
1187
25/03/2020 15:25:30 8 1
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Whatever your thoughts about the royals this thread is not about them. It’s about the hundreds of thousands of amazing ordinary people who have volunteered to help the NHS. Note to the Welsh Government: this is how you do it, not with forms in local authorities where you can’t get them.
I ask people, especially bojo apologists to do me a big favour, can you go to the govt website or google govt HCIDS advice and see what the official view from our govt is on covid19. our leaders words for all the world to see As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK He needs to resign now, incompetent and criminal Removed
1189
25/03/2020 15:23:41 7 2
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A friend of mine signed up this morning & then told her car insurance company. They told her their underwriters would not cover her.....
1190
Bob
25/03/2020 15:23:41 11 0
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Good luck to all who have signed up and all NHS staff and anyone else who is in a role that is keeping key areas moving. On behalf of all with existing health conditions, all we can do is stay inside and keep clean etc
25/03/2020 15:15:34 0 0
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1146 - David92 I could quite happily go along with your conclusion, but then changed my mind when I reached, “They meant well”.
1191
25/03/2020 15:25:41 2 1
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@1162 ‘ I could quite happily go along with your conclusion, but then changed my mind when I reached, “They meant well” ‘ Benefit of doubt? For some of them at least?
25/03/2020 15:52:07 2 0
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1191 - David92 “... benefit of the doubt... at least some”? In fairness yes, but you’ll forgive my eternal cynicism?
1192
25/03/2020 15:25:51 15 1
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Some 250,000 people have signed up in a single day to volunteer with the NHS after a recruitment drive to help the vulnerable amid the coronavirus crisis. ======= There are few times I am an optimist about humane and humanity. This is one of them. Well done brothers and sisters.
25/03/2020 16:07:39 5 7
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1192: Most Britons allegedly thought that way about the NHS when it was formed. Took 30 odd years of stealthy defunding to run it down and prize it open for privatisation and sell-off to City financiers and US "health providers"
1193
25/03/2020 15:26:21 3 0
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Researchers at Oxford University estimate that up 50% of the UK population may already have been infected with less than 0.01% of people requiring hospitalisation - see article in Financial Times. Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Kent to start testing with specialised " neutralisation assay - results in a week or so
25/03/2020 15:32:04 10 1
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@1193 Barbara Researchers at Oxford University estimate that up 50% of the UK population may already have been infected with less than 0.01% of people requiring hospitalisation - see article in Financial Times. ---- If they're right then in a couple of weeks there'll be sufficient immunity in the population that it'll stop spreading. Hope they're right; suspect they're not
1194
25/03/2020 15:26:21 15 4
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As thousands do the right thing why has Prince Charles left his Clarence House home and self-isolated in his holiday home in the Highlands. Boris should have a word and explain what "stay at home" means. The staff at Birkhall can't be too happy having a confirmed Covid-19 patient move in.
GTB
25/03/2020 15:12:22 6 1
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Here's a more important story - "UK coronavirus mass home testing to be made available 'within days' " https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/uk-coronavirus-mass-home-testing-to-be-made-available-within-days
1195
25/03/2020 15:26:51 3 1
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1157.. This Actually Made Me Feel Better.. Thank You... I am a Health Worker And Feel About As Safe As A Deer In A Lion Enclosure..
1196
25/03/2020 15:27:01 8 6
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A lot of things are closed or suspended. Clear from these forums that Momentum isn't.
25/03/2020 15:18:06 16 2
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I've signed up to be a delivery driver in my spare time after work. I feel like I need to do something. British spirit at its finest. It hasn't gone.
1197
25/03/2020 15:27:11 14 3
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1172. Simon I've signed up to be a delivery driver in my spare time after work. I feel like I need to do something. British spirit at its finest. It hasn't gone. === Well done However I prefer to call it human spirit or human kindness etc Many across the world are doing this type of help and have done many times Nothing to with being British specifically it's just common sense
1198
25/03/2020 15:27:32 8 11
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Eeee do you remember the good old days when the Tories used to cheer in Parliament when they blocked pay rises for nurses. They can’t praise them highly enough now. Go on then - Just old time’s sake.... https://www-mirror-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/watch-moment-tories-cheered-blocking-10707293.amp?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D
1199
25/03/2020 15:27:52 6 7
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It must be very hard being a Public School educated son of Diane Abbot, bad enough having Diane help him with his Maths homework, but what if the mad bearded Grandpa was his Dad ? What a cross to bear... 'Nough to drive any lad round the twist....
1200
den
25/03/2020 15:28:02 8 0
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I signed up, it makes sense to shop for others and get prescriptions etc while I'm out. I currently ring a very vulnerable neighbour and she def enjoys talking about every day trivia. Some people are very isolated and the news is very sensational, ramping up the temperature. Chatting - there's nothing better to cheer yourself up!