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 18:14:26 9 5
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We would not have won World War 2 with the media we have now. The questions in the PM briefing were embarrassing and all 3 respondents dealt so well with the journalists who were all trying to undermine none of them supportive. Can the PM briefing please be without the media and instead have more detail from the experts. I was a supporter of the BBC even after the election now I say just get rid.
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25/03/2020 18:19:59 9 8
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1583. charles We would not have won World War 2 with the media we have now. === We didn't win Why do people like you kero dragging this up it us pathetic and sic
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25/03/2020 18:19:59 7 2
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Most people have great spirit but still a lot of people not conforming. I let myself out for my exercise run this afternoon. Saw many groups of 3+ together - we're all the same family I was told. Also the traffic is definitely quieter but I can't believe they're all essential journeys.
25/03/2020 18:17:58 7 0
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For Home deliveries of food. Try the wholesalers who used to supply The Pubs, cafes hotels etc. To keep afloat many have started home deliveries. They have in our area. At present delivery within a couple of days. On both Meat and veg. Look at the individual Web sites of these trade suppliers.
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25/03/2020 18:20:12 6 2
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@1593. Went into Bookers/Makro the other day. As bare as the supermarkets...
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25/03/2020 18:20:29 14 3
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As a front line NHS worker I hope that from this lessons will be learned, in normal times we are dangerously short staffed and I am currently off sick due to work related stress, I could and want to be at work helping out now and feel guilty for not being able to at this present time. We have always had volunteers who are amazing and I thank you all.
25/03/2020 18:12:05 12 10
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@1558.Bill Somebody Else "I'm not doing anything during this pandemic until Greta Thunberg tells us all what to do" In some respects it's a pity all this didn't kick off sooner. At least then we'd have been spared all the nonsense from this wretched child, along with the mass-gatherings and kids playing truant to support her!
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25/03/2020 18:20:29 10 17
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@1575.Night Owl "I'm not doing anything during this pandemic until Greta Thunberg tells us all what to do" ...it's a pity all this didn't kick off sooner. At least then we'd have been spared all the nonsense from this wretched child... --- Greta warned us about this. But people sneered at her & belittled her. Now Mother Nature is coming for those very same people. Coincidence? I think not!
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25/03/2020 18:20:29 5 7
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The UK Government has bought Coronavirus tests for the NHS that they now need to test to see if they work !!! What ?????????? Why is anyone buying tests that have not already been proven to work?
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25/03/2020 18:20:49 10 3
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Loving the sounds of wildlife as I sit in my garden and enjoy a glass of wine :-)
25/03/2020 18:17:17 16 3
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@1581. Err you do know (actually it is clear that you don't) that the NHS is one of the biggest employers in the World. It employs about 1.3 MILLION people and has additional workers in contracts too. So suck back your bile and just celebrate the kind people, unlike you, that put themselves in the frontline.
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25/03/2020 18:20:59 4 4
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1591 Whoam So suck back your bile # You should take your own advice.
25/03/2020 18:23:21 2 1
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@1608. Touched a nerve eh???
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25/03/2020 18:21:50 8 0
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Saw that Melbourne celebrated a sunrise with no 'comments' section. It made me stop and acknowledge that the situation we find ourselves in makes you realise what really is important in life. I have always been an appreciator of small things but even more so now. And this week, I have been thankful for every day that my family remains healthy. Cheers to EVERYONE who helps us all work through this.
JJ
25/03/2020 18:12:38 1 3
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1562 just How are tubes allowed to run, packed? Buses? Construction workers? Schools half full, kids taking the virus home to key workers? No tests for NHS workers? No money for those rendered unemployed? You ???????? need to wise up. And don’t come close to any volunteer or anyone outside your own household.
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25/03/2020 18:22:10 14 1
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1595. JJ Here's a thought for you. Why not take some personal responsibility and not use the tube? Or not use the bus? And if you have to work, perhaps stay away from your co-workers? Or do you need the government to tell you what to do in every circumstance?
JJ
25/03/2020 18:26:34 6 18
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1610 just I’ve been doing it since China situation got serious. But there are millions of people who need to be told. Why are schools open? Hundreds of thousands of key workers’ kids, taking the virus home... That is Cummings & his pet’s fault, no-one else’s.
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25/03/2020 18:22:40 13 13
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Boris Johnson spent the Brexit campaign telling us all not to listen to what the vast majority of experts said. He now bemoans the fact people won't listen to the experts advice. Boris is not blameless in this, if people are now not listening. He is the one who told them to have trust in themselves rather than experts, be they economists or virologists.
25/03/2020 18:12:15 9 12
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@1555 Correction : the PM remains an over-privileged buffoon, the son of an over-privileged buffoon
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25/03/2020 18:23:00 10 6
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1576 CrispTowell : "... the PM remains an over-privileged buffoon, the son of an over-privileged buffoon" It's easy for any buffoon to knock others (there are things I think should be being done differently) but we're not the ones having to make the decisions. Can he help his up-bringing and parentage?
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25/03/2020 18:23:11 5 14
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It’s all a massive publicity stunt. It is and you know it. Oh, and before you have a go st me: yes, I have registered so if you have too feel free to have a pop. If not then do not apply. It is one big publicity stunt. And you know it too.
25/03/2020 18:25:32 15 0
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1613. Tom-StocktononJust now It’s all a massive publicity stunt. === Your view but I disagree Even if it is and it results in one person being saved or one person helped or makes one person feel useful then it would be worth it
25/03/2020 18:20:59 4 4
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1591 Whoam So suck back your bile # You should take your own advice.
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25/03/2020 18:23:21 2 1
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@1608. Touched a nerve eh???
25/03/2020 18:25:01 7 3
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1614. WhoamI @1608. Touched a nerve eh??? # Just bored by all the people with anger management issues on here.
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25/03/2020 18:23:31 1 1
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I idea is we get it ina controlled way. Most people will get the virus so surley in the north we need more cases as medical capacity is going to waste. 330,000;in my town and 13 cases yet were on lockdown the same as london. We need to b honest about whats going to happen rather than end up with us all ill in june and many needless deaths
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25/03/2020 18:23:41 6 13
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Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!!
1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy.
25/03/2020 18:28:13 10 4
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1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! ---- Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice.
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25/03/2020 18:24:01 15 0
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Kudos to the helpers. I wanted to volunteer but I drive a company car and didn't get a warm and fuzzy feeling from the insurers when my accountant enquired about insurance. I hope those insurance companies will cover the wonderful private citizens who are helping out during this global crisis.
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25/03/2020 18:24:01 11 7
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The media questions today were embarrassing, repeated questions and all they were doing or trying to do was undermining the government who I feel are dealing with the unknown quite well. If the media wants to help instead of hinder is promote the message, especially in the newspapers, clearly and loudly. I don’t want to hear from former love island contestants. Ramp the message up
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25/03/2020 18:24:41 7 6
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It is sad to see the BBC knockers at it again. It is a journalist's job to ask awkward questions - I notice SKY has been asking them too - especially when we have a PM who wont acknowledge any error and hides behind his scientific advisers. If awkward questions hadn't been asked we'd still be at the 'Trump' stage - it's just a nasty flu-type illness that will soon pass (be 'defeated').
25/03/2020 18:23:21 2 1
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@1608. Touched a nerve eh???
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25/03/2020 18:25:01 7 3
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1614. WhoamI @1608. Touched a nerve eh??? # Just bored by all the people with anger management issues on here.
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25/03/2020 18:25:01 3 19
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I hope Chris Whitty is enjoying his new role as "God" good to know the amount of deaths due to the coronavirus is based on the model "That people go to work" good of you to think of the economy over people's health, think you're in the wrong job mate ??
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25/03/2020 18:25:22 15 5
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very proud of how this country rallies round, some good will hopefully come out of this disaster. However how many idiots in these threads continue to beat there drum to there own agenda? Boris/uk Goverment are doing there best to accommodate everyone so let's just get behind them and come out the other side. let's hope the minority realise anything other positivity is not needed atm.
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25/03/2020 18:18:22 19 4
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405,000 heroes join the fight against Covid-19. This is a day to feel very proud. God bless each and every one of you, and thank you.
25/03/2020 18:23:11 5 14
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It’s all a massive publicity stunt. It is and you know it. Oh, and before you have a go st me: yes, I have registered so if you have too feel free to have a pop. If not then do not apply. It is one big publicity stunt. And you know it too.
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25/03/2020 18:25:32 15 0
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1613. Tom-StocktononJust now It’s all a massive publicity stunt. === Your view but I disagree Even if it is and it results in one person being saved or one person helped or makes one person feel useful then it would be worth it
25/03/2020 18:31:55 7 6
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@1624. Posted by Doesitmatter on 4 minutes ago 1613. Tom-StocktononJust now It’s all a massive publicity stunt. === Your view but I disagree Even if it is and it results in one person being saved or one person helped or makes one person feel useful then it would be worth it + Have you registered?
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25/03/2020 18:25:42 4 10
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405,000 volunteers??? Really? Talk about overkill. Save the NHS? Again, that's distraction talk to make this more serious than it really is. Centres could have been set up around cities by the army to accept the serious covid19 patients and bypass the NHS altogether. However, in terms of UK cases, this is going to peak at 20,000 to 30,000 cases by the time April is here.
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25/03/2020 18:22:52 17 6
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This is to most of you commenting; If you won £100m on the Euromillions you would: a) moan you had to drive to the bank to pay the cheque in b) moan that it has the word “Euro” in it c) blame Brexit for it not being £200m One of the best good news stories on this site and your pessimism and moaning is tiring. Be proud that 400k of your fellow citizens have offered to help you.
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25/03/2020 18:26:32 5 20
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What is the delay in releasing the figures for today? Why are the government withilding this information? Whilst bozo clowns around trying to make political capital there are people dying. Such a cynical tactic to garner political support from a frankly pathetic and inadequate tory party, leader and puppet master. Stop playing games.
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25/03/2020 18:26:42 10 0
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Serious question, if the warm weather is going to slow covid 19, why has Italy, Spain, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, got it so bad?
25/03/2020 18:23:41 6 13
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Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!!
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25/03/2020 18:27:33 3 21
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1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy.
1629. Posted byA Froffing Rejoiner is preferred to one that weepson 2 minutes ago 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy. *** Someone sick like you would You need help you have a health problem and it's not covid-19 Removed
@1629 shades 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy. : To help with the problem or because you're a sick individual and wish illness on people who save lives for a profession?
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25/03/2020 18:27:43 6 5
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Here is why the WHO cried out to all nations Test Test Test Iceland population 360 k Immediately complied with WHO well in control of situation.but it has revealed some scary info Researchers at DeCode genetics found 40 mutated strains and 1 infected was carrying 2 new strains All this proves our herd immunity strategy Was utter and complete nonsense Not only football they good at
25/03/2020 18:11:06 0 12
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Such a pile of tosh.
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25/03/2020 18:27:53 12 1
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@1584 Tuatha De Danann “Such a pile of tosh” Awww bless, someone’s not getting enough attention.
25/03/2020 18:11:06 0 12
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Such a pile of tosh.
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@1584. Tuatha De Danann "Such a pile of tosh" Disgusting comment. With any luck you'll get it too - it won't be a pile of tosh then, will it? No doubt you'll expect the NHS to treat you as well if it turns serious. Assuming you live in the UK, you're an example of some of the despicable people that infest this country. Removed
25/03/2020 18:23:41 6 13
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Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!!
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25/03/2020 18:28:13 10 4
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1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! ---- Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice.
1633. Posted byKurseongon Just now 1616. pitstop "Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice". Chose to leave because they were not wanted by the right wing sc*m. Removed
25/03/2020 18:38:28 6 5
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1633. Posted byKurseongon 6 minutes ago 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! ---- Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice. ** Not wanted of cause But when a country makes them feel not wanted can you blame them But hey ho look at the unpaid jobs it's created for the Brits
Well done the NHS and well done to the volunteers! A huge debt of gratitude is owed to them all! A few weeks ago the divide in this country looked insurmountable and whilst no one wants this awful virus, let's hope that one positive is that people come together and work together.
As a country we keep voting Tory....I mean ok, at last ‘election‘ aka Cummins Fake ‘No Deal’ Election, Corbyn guaranteed it..... But the Tories always starve public services of investment despite alway being able to ‘find’ money when it suits them. Our NHS is just too precious to entrust to Spivs.
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25/03/2020 18:28:43 10 5
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1572 Yankee poodle Yes the Tories really starved the NHS Labour suggest a 3.8% Increase would be needed. The Tories only spent a mere 3.3% if only that extra 0.5% has been put in we wouldn't be in the mess we are in. For god's sake get a grip, I have never voted Tory by the way.
25/03/2020 18:22:10 14 1
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1595. JJ Here's a thought for you. Why not take some personal responsibility and not use the tube? Or not use the bus? And if you have to work, perhaps stay away from your co-workers? Or do you need the government to tell you what to do in every circumstance?
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25/03/2020 18:26:34 6 18
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1610 just I’ve been doing it since China situation got serious. But there are millions of people who need to be told. Why are schools open? Hundreds of thousands of key workers’ kids, taking the virus home... That is Cummings & his pet’s fault, no-one else’s.
25/03/2020 18:32:55 14 3
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1636.JJ No, what it is is another attempt by you, and others like you, to politicise this for some pathetic reason. It's just a shame you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion.
25/03/2020 18:47:34 16 12
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1636.JJ you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion. ----- Everyone I know - including myself - who has volunteered is left of centre. The Tories will pay for decades of asset stripping, in the meantime I'll do whatever I can for people. The whole point of the left is caring about everyone, not just yourself
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25/03/2020 18:29:34 8 0
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Serious question, if the warm weather is going to slow covid 19, why has Italy, Spain, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, got it so bad? == Also why is it spreading in Africa, really hot their at minute.
25/03/2020 18:37:48 8 0
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@1637.BBC Bot Serious question, if the warm weather is going to slow covid 19, why has Italy, Spain, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, got it so bad? - - - Also why is it spreading in Africa, really hot their at minute. === This isn’t about the COVID-19 virus reducing its about the usual winter illnesses reducing and so releasing beds.
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25/03/2020 18:30:14 0 3
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I probably already had virus but will never known. I could help but I don't want to endanger my family.
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25/03/2020 18:30:24 2 8
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Well at least my honest post hasnt been taken down(yet). I often get more thumbs up than down but comments get removed cos i "offend " someone or the bbc itself
25/03/2020 18:34:06 14 1
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1639. Posted by emma21 Well at least my honest post hasnt been taken down(yet). I often get more thumbs up than down but comments get removed cos i "offend " someone or the bbc itself Agree, this definitely is all about you.
25/03/2020 18:28:13 10 4
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1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! ---- Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice.
1633. Posted byKurseongon Just now 1616. pitstop "Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice". Chose to leave because they were not wanted by the right wing sc*m. Removed
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25/03/2020 18:31:05 3 8
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Magnificent effort by over 400 000 individuals - just hope they have their own PPE to take with them.
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25/03/2020 18:31:45 8 1
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I volunteered for check in and chat. All volunteers have to be DBS cleared. There are 3 role types available.
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25/03/2020 18:31:45 14 1
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Well done all of you. Me, I am doing my upmost to stay infection free & will be doing my bit yet again soon. Dont forget that Life goes on and the NHS still needs blood. I'm scheduled to give an armful of O rh neg blood on 6th May for the 65th time -I'll do it earlier if requested too. Ps all blood types very welcome. Find out more & make an appointment etc.on www.blood.co.uk Ta
25/03/2020 18:25:32 15 0
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1613. Tom-StocktononJust now It’s all a massive publicity stunt. === Your view but I disagree Even if it is and it results in one person being saved or one person helped or makes one person feel useful then it would be worth it
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25/03/2020 18:31:55 7 6
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@1624. Posted by Doesitmatter on 4 minutes ago 1613. Tom-StocktononJust now It’s all a massive publicity stunt. === Your view but I disagree Even if it is and it results in one person being saved or one person helped or makes one person feel useful then it would be worth it + Have you registered?
JJ
25/03/2020 18:26:34 6 18
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1610 just I’ve been doing it since China situation got serious. But there are millions of people who need to be told. Why are schools open? Hundreds of thousands of key workers’ kids, taking the virus home... That is Cummings & his pet’s fault, no-one else’s.
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25/03/2020 18:32:55 14 3
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1636.JJ No, what it is is another attempt by you, and others like you, to politicise this for some pathetic reason. It's just a shame you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion.
25/03/2020 18:40:19 7 6
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1645byJust an ordinary blokeon 1636.JJ No, what it is is another attempt by you, and others like you, to politicise this for some pathetic reason. It's just a shame you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion. So ..if I am right...you are advocating a collectivist socialist position to shame the left?
1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy.
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1629. Posted byA Froffing Rejoiner is preferred to one that weepson 2 minutes ago 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy. *** Someone sick like you would You need help you have a health problem and it's not covid-19 Removed
25/03/2020 18:30:24 2 8
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Well at least my honest post hasnt been taken down(yet). I often get more thumbs up than down but comments get removed cos i "offend " someone or the bbc itself
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25/03/2020 18:34:06 14 1
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1639. Posted by emma21 Well at least my honest post hasnt been taken down(yet). I often get more thumbs up than down but comments get removed cos i "offend " someone or the bbc itself Agree, this definitely is all about you.
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25/03/2020 18:34:06 29 3
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Another gripe The brits abroad who are complaining they can’t get home after going on holiday; maybe the next time there is a pandemic (fingers crossed that doesn’t happen) you may think twice about going away at all. It’s not the governments fault you can’t get home!!
25/03/2020 18:37:28 8 10
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@1648 Clare “The brits abroad who are complaining they can’t get home after going on holiday; maybe the next time there is a pandemic you may think twice about going away at all. It’s not the governments fault you can’t get home!” + You tell ‘em Clare. Spirit of the blitz and all that. “We shall fight them in the cheese aisles”. You registered yet?
25/03/2020 18:38:52 3 2
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#1648 Clare - u r totally correct.
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25/03/2020 18:34:46 3 22
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OK, regarding my BBQ at the weekend: If I send out new invitations making it clear that people should NOT bring their bats to the party, is that going too far? Or should I just advise people as they arrive that bats must be kept 2m apart from each other? Or is it bats and people that should be kept 2m apart? I'm still unsure. Can anyone advise?
25/03/2020 18:39:59 4 4
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1649 Re.bats and your barbecue May i remind you that there is only 1 button on your trousers between my bat ( cricket) and your bare bottom From your Head Master
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25/03/2020 18:35:07 9 8
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Lots of previously well-off self-employed and small business owners, now finding out what its like to try to claim benefits .. after you have repeatedly voted for a government whose policy is to make it so difficult and frustrating that you give up and try to borrow or steal instead I feel sorry for them..they didn't know or understand but maybe we will all think " that could be us" in future!
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25/03/2020 18:35:27 6 2
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Been out around the mosses where the veg is grown today. I think many of these volunteers are soon going to be needed to give a hand there or food is going to spoil in the ground if the crisis continues into the coming months.
1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy.
@1629 shades 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy. : To help with the problem or because you're a sick individual and wish illness on people who save lives for a profession?
1652 "..how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told.." - I hope most went to Italy. - To help with the problem or because.. wish illness on people who save lives for a profession? _ The sick individual is the one who can imagine there is another reason apart from wanting medics to provide help where it is most needed (Italy). Don't judge others by your own standards.
25/03/2020 18:34:06 29 3
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Another gripe The brits abroad who are complaining they can’t get home after going on holiday; maybe the next time there is a pandemic (fingers crossed that doesn’t happen) you may think twice about going away at all. It’s not the governments fault you can’t get home!!
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25/03/2020 18:37:28 8 10
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@1648 Clare “The brits abroad who are complaining they can’t get home after going on holiday; maybe the next time there is a pandemic you may think twice about going away at all. It’s not the governments fault you can’t get home!” + You tell ‘em Clare. Spirit of the blitz and all that. “We shall fight them in the cheese aisles”. You registered yet?
GTB
25/03/2020 18:29:34 8 0
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Serious question, if the warm weather is going to slow covid 19, why has Italy, Spain, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, got it so bad? == Also why is it spreading in Africa, really hot their at minute.
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25/03/2020 18:37:48 8 0
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@1637.BBC Bot Serious question, if the warm weather is going to slow covid 19, why has Italy, Spain, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, got it so bad? - - - Also why is it spreading in Africa, really hot their at minute. === This isn’t about the COVID-19 virus reducing its about the usual winter illnesses reducing and so releasing beds.
25/03/2020 18:28:13 10 4
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1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! ---- Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice.
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1633. Posted byKurseongon 6 minutes ago 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! ---- Told they were not wanted or chose to leave ..a basic right of choice. ** Not wanted of cause But when a country makes them feel not wanted can you blame them But hey ho look at the unpaid jobs it's created for the Brits
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25/03/2020 18:38:28 10 5
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My young lady is a community nurse out on the front line. The protection they are being given is completely inadequate. Example, The face masks she was issued with are as much use as a glass eye. Luckily dealing with chemicals as I do I was able to supply her with much more effective face protection. You want these people to risk their health then make sure you protect them properly!
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25/03/2020 18:38:59 1 4
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Yes I do agree but people either side of the border are being told different things....... all I am saying is if there was a unified health service on the island of Ireland there would be a better more logical use of resources to provide a better service to the people of the island of Ireland.... Dublin should be given control in this fight against the virus
25/03/2020 18:50:26 3 1
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1657. Dublin should be given control in this fight against the virus -- ...why not London?
25/03/2020 18:51:26 0 5
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1657 Are you mad or sad or bad
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25/03/2020 18:38:59 3 9
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Its just my honest views are often censored. My post was about free speech and in the pc world of the bbc youre all just eating it up. No one is facing reality more people will probably die than in WW2 if u believe the data. Honest debate is suppressed
25/03/2020 18:47:34 1 6
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1658 Emma i concur but the BBC are very subtle at such after all they under severe threat from such people as D.Cummins amongst many others They not only protecting themselves but honestly endeavouring to adhere to their founding principles You can play back at same game by clever deployment of your own wording Which they lack the abilities to discern But then not many on here similar
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25/03/2020 18:39:29 8 22
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For some completely inexplicable reason, I can’t believe anything which comes out of Boris Johnson’s mouth.
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25/03/2020 18:39:59 4 4
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Why have the latest figures for England in the last twenty four hours not been publicised?
25/03/2020 18:44:02 6 1
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"1660. Posted bydave61on Why have the latest figures for England in the last twenty four hours not been publicised?" - - - - - - they release them when they are ready.
25/03/2020 18:34:46 3 22
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OK, regarding my BBQ at the weekend: If I send out new invitations making it clear that people should NOT bring their bats to the party, is that going too far? Or should I just advise people as they arrive that bats must be kept 2m apart from each other? Or is it bats and people that should be kept 2m apart? I'm still unsure. Can anyone advise?
1661
25/03/2020 18:39:59 4 4
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1649 Re.bats and your barbecue May i remind you that there is only 1 button on your trousers between my bat ( cricket) and your bare bottom From your Head Master
25/03/2020 18:32:55 14 3
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1636.JJ No, what it is is another attempt by you, and others like you, to politicise this for some pathetic reason. It's just a shame you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion.
1662
25/03/2020 18:40:19 7 6
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1645byJust an ordinary blokeon 1636.JJ No, what it is is another attempt by you, and others like you, to politicise this for some pathetic reason. It's just a shame you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion. So ..if I am right...you are advocating a collectivist socialist position to shame the left?
25/03/2020 18:42:51 9 1
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1662.Cerberos All I'm suggesting is that the debate focus on the virus and not on party politics.
1663
25/03/2020 18:41:51 21 1
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Well done to the DWP for managing half a million claims in 9 days. That is an incredible effort from those often over-looked & under-valued staff, all braving Covid to ensure the money gets to those who most need it.
25/03/2020 18:45:43 6 4
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@1663 Don't you watch the news? The claims are not getting processed, people spending days trying to get through by phone.
1664
25/03/2020 18:31:21 7 1
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HOW r FTSE etc doing???? ANY news??? ANYWHERE BBC- Zero reporting as markets surging- IMAGINE opposite scenario.
1665
25/03/2020 18:32:21 8 1
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Compassion and unity will be our guides through adversity. Thank you to everyone risking their own health to help others. I have never been so proud or felt so privileged to live here.
1666
25/03/2020 18:33:21 7 20
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OH NOOOOOOOOOO I don't want to die on a bed in a massive warehouse with non-professional volunteers running around me not to know what to do !!!!!!! Where is the proud and fantastic NHS ?????? - still lack of testing kits, masks, protection suits, proper medical beds, ventilators or ICUs.......AND proper doctors and nurses ???????// HELP!!!!
25/03/2020 18:51:57 4 3
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@1666 sorry sorry You are really funny.With every post you get funnier.Keep it up it is a pleasure to read your quips.
1667
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Ecoclod one eyed fanatic ,just because your on message with the middle class"awareness" whilst doing nothing constructive. Bet youve a corbyn poster in ur bedroom Removed
25/03/2020 18:40:19 7 6
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1645byJust an ordinary blokeon 1636.JJ No, what it is is another attempt by you, and others like you, to politicise this for some pathetic reason. It's just a shame you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion. So ..if I am right...you are advocating a collectivist socialist position to shame the left?
1668
25/03/2020 18:42:51 9 1
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1662.Cerberos All I'm suggesting is that the debate focus on the virus and not on party politics.
1669
25/03/2020 18:43:22 5 2
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Apalled that something as inherently good and uplifting as this has attracted so many nasty trolls. I even spotted some BBC bashers using the opportunity of any HYS irrespective of content, to make some sort of sad and irrelevant point.
1670
25/03/2020 18:43:42 4 1
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Great response
@1629 shades 1616. pitstop Wonder how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told they were not wanted !!! - I hope most went to Italy. : To help with the problem or because you're a sick individual and wish illness on people who save lives for a profession?
1671
25/03/2020 18:43:42 7 15
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1652 "..how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told.." - I hope most went to Italy. - To help with the problem or because.. wish illness on people who save lives for a profession? _ The sick individual is the one who can imagine there is another reason apart from wanting medics to provide help where it is most needed (Italy). Don't judge others by your own standards.
25/03/2020 18:49:55 4 1
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1671. Posted byA Froffing Rejoiner is preferred to one that weepson 2 minutes ago 1652 "..how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told.." - I hope most went to Italy. - To help with the problem or because.. wish illness on people who save lives for a profession? _ You have set a bad precedence in you previous posting Frothing It wont work
1672
25/03/2020 18:43:52 5 2
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Tom Re have I registered No I haven’t Tom because I am already working from home.
1673
25/03/2020 18:36:52 14 2
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Never before have I felt so proud to be British. Massive respect and thanks to all those who have volunteered.
25/03/2020 18:50:46 11 0
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1673. Posted by Sinequanon Never before have I felt so proud to be British. Massive respect and thanks to all those who have volunteered. Yes so do I and from the reports of similar bravery and sacrifice throughout the world it shows there is hope for us all.
25/03/2020 18:34:06 29 3
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Another gripe The brits abroad who are complaining they can’t get home after going on holiday; maybe the next time there is a pandemic (fingers crossed that doesn’t happen) you may think twice about going away at all. It’s not the governments fault you can’t get home!!
1674
25/03/2020 18:38:52 3 2
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#1648 Clare - u r totally correct.
1675
25/03/2020 18:38:52 15 3
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The media today..as in previous days..all trying to outdo each other with supposedly challenging questions..without exception they tried and failed to undermine a government who are dealing with an unknown with professionalism, intelligence and unfailing good manners. Come on BBC news..support the Government...spread the positive..not the negatives. Stop the whinging.
25/03/2020 18:51:36 4 1
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@1675 In a democracy you need to have up to date information. You also need to hold the Government to account and ask difficult questions. It is only because of the media reporting that the huge difficulties faced by the self-employed that the issue is (belatedly) being addressed. Doing this does NOT preclude being united and pulling together.
1676
25/03/2020 18:41:52 4 9
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5 million masks a day !!!!! AND this is just one of factories ONLY ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUelMIuTdw WHY can BoJo not do a proper thing to be there to order some ????? Medical staff do not even have enough masks??? does this country call itself the 6th largest economy or a wealth hahaha state????? Having enough masks to protect volunteers first or they'd be new patients
25/03/2020 18:47:04 19 4
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1676. sorrysorrysorry I do find it amusing that you continually denigrate the UK's response to this virus, when China's first response was to arrest the man who warned the world about it.
25/03/2020 18:39:59 4 4
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Why have the latest figures for England in the last twenty four hours not been publicised?
1677
25/03/2020 18:44:02 6 1
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"1660. Posted bydave61on Why have the latest figures for England in the last twenty four hours not been publicised?" - - - - - - they release them when they are ready.
1678
TDJ
25/03/2020 18:44:12 13 6
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Right now the politicians are falling over themselves to support “our” NHS! However, the question is will they support NHS staff after this is over, will they ensure that ALL NHS staff are properly paid, not just a minimum living wage but a wage which reward staff who deliver excellence in a world class health service? Or will the politicians revert to type and reward NHS staff with a P45?
1679
25/03/2020 18:42:22 3 5
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Parliament today:- ministers flouting the 2m guidance. I’m sickened at the arrogance, beeb.
1680
25/03/2020 18:45:03 16 7
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Why can't the media take a day off from trying to undermine & criticise everything that Boris, the Chancellor & senior health advisors put in place to try & beat the spread of Coronavirus & its financial impact on businesses, workers & family budgets? Laura Kuenssberg only smiles when she thinks things are going wrong for our country We all need to be pulling in the same direction
25/03/2020 19:22:15 13 2
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1680 Mark Crossley - Why can’t the media take a day off...... Spot on with that - and not only Laura Kuenssberg - Like the question asked of Boris by one of the ‘red tops’ - Are you going to apologise for not acting on the lockdown sooner ? Always ‘negative’ attitudes just to produce their sensational next day headlines and anti - everything Boris Johnson has and is continuing to do !
1681
25/03/2020 18:45:33 10 0
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Don't know how big Coventry is but 405,000 people is 4.5 full Wembley stadiums, which I can visualise. Impressive!
25/03/2020 18:41:51 21 1
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Well done to the DWP for managing half a million claims in 9 days. That is an incredible effort from those often over-looked & under-valued staff, all braving Covid to ensure the money gets to those who most need it.
1682
25/03/2020 18:45:43 6 4
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@1663 Don't you watch the news? The claims are not getting processed, people spending days trying to get through by phone.
1683
25/03/2020 18:46:13 7 5
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Ecoclod,turn vegan and do some press ups and youll live forever. If im not telling u the truth look me up in 100 years and ill give you a million pounds!
1684
25/03/2020 18:46:53 17 6
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At the same time as us Brits show such goodwill and grit, Tim Martin, Wetherspoons/Brexit High Preist and mate of Farage refuses to pay his 40,000 employees AND all his British suppliers. True colours.
1685
25/03/2020 18:47:04 9 8
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Odd isnt it? Suddenly our fellow man and the collective well being of humanity is more important than the wealth of countries or businesses But if I had said that six months ago I would have been labelled as part of the hated pathetic left That is the fundamental principle of left wing politics... But apparently its now what the right stand for... And the left is still bad..??doh!
25/03/2020 18:41:52 4 9
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5 million masks a day !!!!! AND this is just one of factories ONLY ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUelMIuTdw WHY can BoJo not do a proper thing to be there to order some ????? Medical staff do not even have enough masks??? does this country call itself the 6th largest economy or a wealth hahaha state????? Having enough masks to protect volunteers first or they'd be new patients
1686
25/03/2020 18:47:04 19 4
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1676. sorrysorrysorry I do find it amusing that you continually denigrate the UK's response to this virus, when China's first response was to arrest the man who warned the world about it.
1687
25/03/2020 18:46:14 12 1
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Most people are pretty thick in my experience.
25/03/2020 18:38:59 3 9
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Its just my honest views are often censored. My post was about free speech and in the pc world of the bbc youre all just eating it up. No one is facing reality more people will probably die than in WW2 if u believe the data. Honest debate is suppressed
1688
25/03/2020 18:47:34 1 6
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1658 Emma i concur but the BBC are very subtle at such after all they under severe threat from such people as D.Cummins amongst many others They not only protecting themselves but honestly endeavouring to adhere to their founding principles You can play back at same game by clever deployment of your own wording Which they lack the abilities to discern But then not many on here similar
1689
25/03/2020 18:47:34 4 2
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Maybe an opportunity from criminals to prey on the vulnerable? They need to be careful with this.
25/03/2020 18:51:57 8 0
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@1689 - maybe but criminals don't tend to want to get caught. Anybody who volunteers and then abuses their position for criminal gain should be easily identifiable.
JJ
25/03/2020 18:26:34 6 18
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1610 just I’ve been doing it since China situation got serious. But there are millions of people who need to be told. Why are schools open? Hundreds of thousands of key workers’ kids, taking the virus home... That is Cummings & his pet’s fault, no-one else’s.
1690
25/03/2020 18:47:34 16 12
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1636.JJ you and the other anti-Toryists on here don't possess the same character as those who have volunteered without complaint or opinion. ----- Everyone I know - including myself - who has volunteered is left of centre. The Tories will pay for decades of asset stripping, in the meantime I'll do whatever I can for people. The whole point of the left is caring about everyone, not just yourself
25/03/2020 18:51:36 6 1
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1690. . Doug That only means that there are 404,999 volunteers who are just getting on with it and who don't feel compelled to politicise their act of volunteering on HYS.
25/03/2020 18:50:09 10 6
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#1690 The whole point of the left is dont do as I do do as I say- private schooling ok for several kids of Labour cabinet - interdicts to stop plebs learning facts etc etc. Do NOT moralise on here re the left.
1691
25/03/2020 18:48:14 21 3
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This country is full of dipsticks. Fortunately not competely full. As usual the cream has risen to the top There are at least 405,000 decent souls (at the last count) who care enough about their felow citizens.
1692
25/03/2020 18:48:34 6 9
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It's said that PM Johnson is refusing the invitation to join the EU procurement scheme for ventilators and the Personal Protection Equipment so vital to front line NHS staff. The scheme would facilitate the availability of the equipment due to its joint purchasing power. Is this true and if so why would he refuse? Is he really prepared to put NHS patients and staff at risk out of Brexit dogmatism?
1692. Toby ..refusing the invitation to join the EU procurement scheme for ventilators and the Personal Protection Equipment so vital to..NHS staff. The scheme would facilitate the availability of the equipment due to its joint purchasing power.. - Not satisfied with all the repatriated NHS helpers that have left UK it sounds to me that the EU are sniffing about for even more money Tough !
1693
25/03/2020 18:49:05 9 2
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To all those who think this isn't serious and are ignoring government advice, watch the video of the desperate nurse on the link below and realise the cost of being in the front line for these incredibly brave people. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-52026908
1694
25/03/2020 18:49:05 4 3
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The Lancet editor, Dr Richard Horton told MPs that the government did not act on early warnings of how serious the C-19 outbreak in China was. Chinese researchers in January said the NHS would be overwhelmed when it reached the UK advocating the use of personal protective equipment and increased testing and isolation.'February was the opportunity for the UK to prepare.We missed that opportunity."'
1695
25/03/2020 18:49:25 6 4
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Omg ive been censored again. It would upset me a lot more if i paid the oppresive licence fee. That and the royal family should be consigned to history with miss world contests and rickets
1696
25/03/2020 18:49:45 1 2
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Assertwithout evidence dismiss even with evidence Go on youtube and search prof frances boyle. Come back after seeing the evidence he has. Then tell us why you only post in relation to where you then divert people from the truth. Or why dont you.._._.._._.
25/03/2020 19:06:07 0 1
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1696 I thought so. At least i know who work for now.
1652 "..how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told.." - I hope most went to Italy. - To help with the problem or because.. wish illness on people who save lives for a profession? _ The sick individual is the one who can imagine there is another reason apart from wanting medics to provide help where it is most needed (Italy). Don't judge others by your own standards.
1697
25/03/2020 18:49:55 4 1
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1671. Posted byA Froffing Rejoiner is preferred to one that weepson 2 minutes ago 1652 "..how many EU NHS workers/helpers went home after being told.." - I hope most went to Italy. - To help with the problem or because.. wish illness on people who save lives for a profession? _ You have set a bad precedence in you previous posting Frothing It wont work
mf
25/03/2020 18:38:59 1 4
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Yes I do agree but people either side of the border are being told different things....... all I am saying is if there was a unified health service on the island of Ireland there would be a better more logical use of resources to provide a better service to the people of the island of Ireland.... Dublin should be given control in this fight against the virus
1698
25/03/2020 18:50:26 3 1
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1657. Dublin should be given control in this fight against the virus -- ...why not London?
25/03/2020 18:36:52 14 2
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Never before have I felt so proud to be British. Massive respect and thanks to all those who have volunteered.
1699
25/03/2020 18:50:46 11 0
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1673. Posted by Sinequanon Never before have I felt so proud to be British. Massive respect and thanks to all those who have volunteered. Yes so do I and from the reports of similar bravery and sacrifice throughout the world it shows there is hope for us all.
1700
mf
25/03/2020 18:51:06 1 2
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5m people but 2 NHS 2 ambulance services 2health authorities the duplication of services detracts from the logic of the resources I being in one unified service benefiting the people of the island . The people will see this logic when they have the border poll and personally I think they will vote for a reunited Ireland .... anyway time will tell it’s up to the Irish and good luck to em