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.
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25/03/2020 21:04:30 2 8
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too dangerous for the MPs to work in London in 'crowded conditions', safe enough for hundred thousand to work in crowded building sites, are there two different corridors 19s or is something wrong, unfair or stupip
25/03/2020 19:35:42 16 8
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After the virus has been beaten our country will be a better place. Less greedy and more compassionate.
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25/03/2020 21:04:51 7 2
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1841. Posted by wiggs on 1 hour ago After the virus has been beaten our country will be a better place. Less greedy and more compassionate. Are you in the UK?
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Is it rascist to have the view that most south east asians have a terrible record of cruelty to animals.Theyhave no regulation about the welfare and slaughter . We see extreme cases of dogs being maltreated but thats the tip of the iceberg. Thankfully meat from china seems to be the one thing we dont blindly import not caring about how and by who it was produced. Removed
25/03/2020 21:07:28 33 5
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2103. emma21 "Is it rascist to have the view that most south east asians have a terrible record of cruelty to animals." No, it's not. Truth cannot be racist.
25/03/2020 21:09:52 4 1
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2103 - emma21 “... is it racist to have the view...”. Don’t ask me. Suggest that you ask poster ‘cb’ because he thinks he’s got a handle on it.
25/03/2020 20:53:05 6 11
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I have volunteered Farage Trump Cummings Johnson Rees-Mogg Bannon ( Tim Martin) Versus Great British selfless Volunteers Know which camp I’m in.... All for one, one for all
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25/03/2020 21:05:22 4 4
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2065. Posted bybritish patriot 10 minutes ago I have volunteered Farage Trump Cummings Johnson Rees-Mogg Bannon ( Tim Martin) Versus Great British selfless Volunteers Know which camp I’m in.... All for one, one for all @@ We are all so proud of you, and you are also a musketeer.
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25/03/2020 20:45:46 15 6
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Question for the boris critics Should boris have ignored are experts on how to handle it?
25/03/2020 21:26:49 9 16
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2105. Well, Boris has ignored lots of experts over Brexit, F**k business etc. Just shows it's me, me, me with him, when he's not lying or s*****g someone other than his own partner. I note he kept deferring to his experts in today's broadcast-I wonder who'll get the blame if it all goes pear-shaped, and who'll grab the praise if it works out? Hmm, I wonder...
25/03/2020 20:42:21 3 3
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2022. JJ How do you know who is an essential worker or not? Have you asked them? And what is preventing everyone of them from asking their bosses if they need to come in or not? And if you shut all schools completely, what impact will it have on those essential workers with kids?
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25/03/2020 20:48:46 1 12
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2035 just There aren’t that many truly essential workers like nurses If a lock down was enforced properly most of them could be driven into work even into central London by members of their household If key workers’ kids go to school, they are bringing the virus home, even more as it spreads. Their kids (if no parent at home) will have to go to boarding schools - this is an emergency.
25/03/2020 21:10:43 6 6
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2106 Total bs Key workers run into many zeros nurses doctors paramedics cops troops posties bus drivers tube staff HMG staff essential deliveries these are all KEY WORKERS the construction staff are most certainly NOT I for one do NOT want to see them on the underground
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25/03/2020 20:50:46 7 21
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I work as a data entry clerk for an online bicycle retailer and I was threatened with unemployment if I didn't drive 25 miles each way to work everyday to an office during a "Lockdown" since bicycle shops are considered "essential". Boris is an idiot and the more time he spends going back and amending his vague, delayed, idiot knee-jerk policies - the longer decent people will go without.
25/03/2020 21:18:22 8 1
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2107 BrownBear I work as a data entry clerk for an online bicycle retailer and I was threatened with unemployment if I didn't drive 25 miles each way ----- What's wrong with working from home? As an aside, why is it the same people always have negative comments about any HYS topic?
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25/03/2020 20:53:46 12 7
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They're trying to figure out why 1000 passed away with' regular' flu today which don't count.
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25/03/2020 21:06:46 21 2
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To have so many volunteer in such quick time is brilliant. Oh for the good people of the UK !
2110
25/03/2020 21:06:46 12 2
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Comparisons with India and the rest of the world are ridiculous. Can you imagine the army and police on the British Streets waving large sticks and guns reinforcing what must be carried out, no. Instead we rely on compliance of the great British public. Unfortunately, I fear when we enter into say Four or more weeks of isolation the not so great British public will run out of patience.
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25/03/2020 21:06:57 7 21
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The UK government will not test the public to prove how many have had Covid 19 and continued without a problem. They claim to have ordered 3,500,000 test kits and they will not use them all despite the UK having a population;lation of 65,000,000 It will remove the panic that they are peddling and blow the global plan to rte-draw international debt and trade. Just take note
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25/03/2020 21:07:17 13 6
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Will governments slap a tax on Chinese goods to pay for their cover up or let them get away with it because they spent the worlds money on their armed forces.
Is it rascist to have the view that most south east asians have a terrible record of cruelty to animals.Theyhave no regulation about the welfare and slaughter . We see extreme cases of dogs being maltreated but thats the tip of the iceberg. Thankfully meat from china seems to be the one thing we dont blindly import not caring about how and by who it was produced. Removed
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25/03/2020 21:07:28 33 5
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2103. emma21 "Is it rascist to have the view that most south east asians have a terrible record of cruelty to animals." No, it's not. Truth cannot be racist.
mja
25/03/2020 21:02:23 15 16
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The hypocrisy of the Tories and Tory voters on the NHS Where have you been since 2010?!!! Nurses have had an average wage rise of 1.1% since the Tories have been in power. A Qualified Nurse after a 3 year degree starts on £20089 a year Shame on you and your Guilt ridden thanks,
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25/03/2020 21:07:38 12 2
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2096 mja 'Nurses have had an average wage rise of 1.1% since the Tories have been in power' It's more like a rise of 60% for the majority of nurses over the last ten years. The NHS budget has gone from 110bn to 145bn since 2010. Only those at the very top of their (annually increasing) band have been capped at 1.1%. And that's still more than many in the private sector since 2010.
mja
25/03/2020 21:14:39 4 7
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2114. Posted by Bill Somebody Else on 3 minutes ago It's more like a rise of 60% for the majority of nurses over the last ten years. The NHS budget has gone from 110bn to 145bn since 2010. Only those at the very top of their (annually increasing) band have been capped at 1.1%. And that's still more than many in the private sector since 2010. A complete lie, 60%
25/03/2020 20:59:07 7 15
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Shame there was no contingency planning for a situation like this. Banks and large institutions have to have contingency plans in place (if nothing else but to comply with ISO). This, and probably previous governments, have been negligent. Let's see if somebody crowd funds a compensation case through the courts for those who died.
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25/03/2020 21:07:49 19 3
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2091 keithb - I suppose if you want to blame Boris for not being prepared for the first global pandemic since 1918 you can. Mind you getting rid of the Civil Defence Corps in the 1990s showed a bit of short-term thinking.
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25/03/2020 21:08:41 17 4
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Sure ill gets lots of complaints about my last post. Mainly from people who live in pc world on their iphones whilst wearing nike trainers. Its just a personal thing but eating everything from whales to bats just seems wrong taking everything into consideration
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25/03/2020 21:08:41 6 5
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This virus is all part of the computer program we're all trapped in - somebody / thing somewhere is being entertained!
25/03/2020 21:15:30 5 3
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2117. TeeeDeee "This virus is all part of the computer program we're all trapped in - somebody / thing somewhere is being entertained! " A friend of mine also suggested that several years ago. It sounds barmy, but not beyond the realms of possibility.
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25/03/2020 21:09:12 14 1
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This is amazing. I hope everyone gets the respect they deserve when this is all over. We've truly learned what a key worker is.
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25/03/2020 21:09:12 28 2
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It’s started... Already the smelly backside of our society has started to break into closed pubs and businesses to steal. Why do we keep making excuses for these A***h****s Please round them up and put them into quarantine!
Is it rascist to have the view that most south east asians have a terrible record of cruelty to animals.Theyhave no regulation about the welfare and slaughter . We see extreme cases of dogs being maltreated but thats the tip of the iceberg. Thankfully meat from china seems to be the one thing we dont blindly import not caring about how and by who it was produced. Removed
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25/03/2020 21:09:52 4 1
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2103 - emma21 “... is it racist to have the view...”. Don’t ask me. Suggest that you ask poster ‘cb’ because he thinks he’s got a handle on it.
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25/03/2020 21:10:33 4 9
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I assume that not all of the 1.5M will need help? Surely some will have family to help? Or will families keep safe whilst the volunteers take the risks??
JJ
25/03/2020 20:48:46 1 12
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2035 just There aren’t that many truly essential workers like nurses If a lock down was enforced properly most of them could be driven into work even into central London by members of their household If key workers’ kids go to school, they are bringing the virus home, even more as it spreads. Their kids (if no parent at home) will have to go to boarding schools - this is an emergency.
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25/03/2020 21:10:43 6 6
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2106 Total bs Key workers run into many zeros nurses doctors paramedics cops troops posties bus drivers tube staff HMG staff essential deliveries these are all KEY WORKERS the construction staff are most certainly NOT I for one do NOT want to see them on the underground
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25/03/2020 21:12:44 20 6
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Its like mad cow disease some things r instictively against nature. Cows eating cows,hunting giant whales and eating bats which are disease ridden flying rats
25/03/2020 21:02:55 4 0
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2053 - Ricky Spanish Thanks Ricky. It’s a bit frisky on here this evening, don’t you think?
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25/03/2020 21:14:08 9 4
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@2098 omegaman “It’s a bit frisky on here this evening, don’t you think” A little. I’m trying not to get too involved - none of us has ever experienced anything like this so I reckon unity is the only way to go. God, I miss a pint of Otter down the Old Spot. It’s been a week, a WHOLE WEEK!
25/03/2020 21:25:48 6 0
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2124 - Ricky Spanish “I miss a pint of Otter...”. Yes, that’s quite a difficult shock for me too & I’m beginning to miss tying the dog up outside the pub. Not a euphemism! I’ve got some London Pride left over from Christmas, but it doesn’t quite cut it like our ‘proper’ beer. PS - always wondered about your handle, but watching episode of ‘American Dad’ the other evening gave it away.
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25/03/2020 21:14:29 18 1
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What this virus has shown the world. If we ever had a more lethal virus outbreak come along with an 80% kill rate such as Zaria Ebola, but it spread as fast as this virus. We'd all be snuffed out. The whole world in unprepared for a virus to come along like that.
25/03/2020 21:07:38 12 2
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2096 mja 'Nurses have had an average wage rise of 1.1% since the Tories have been in power' It's more like a rise of 60% for the majority of nurses over the last ten years. The NHS budget has gone from 110bn to 145bn since 2010. Only those at the very top of their (annually increasing) band have been capped at 1.1%. And that's still more than many in the private sector since 2010.
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25/03/2020 21:14:39 4 7
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2114. Posted by Bill Somebody Else on 3 minutes ago It's more like a rise of 60% for the majority of nurses over the last ten years. The NHS budget has gone from 110bn to 145bn since 2010. Only those at the very top of their (annually increasing) band have been capped at 1.1%. And that's still more than many in the private sector since 2010. A complete lie, 60%
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25/03/2020 21:15:30 17 15
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It takes a lot to move the british people, but when we do move we are unstoppable. Its such a pity the BBC does not like the rank and file. We are one of the best countries in the worls. Proud to be English.
25/03/2020 21:20:03 4 2
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@2127 Do you think "British" means English ? well you are on the right web site .
25/03/2020 21:21:55 20 8
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@2127 Johnny Norfolk “It takes a lot to move the british people, but when we do move we are unstoppable. Its such a pity the BBC does not like the rank and file” I was agreeing with you up until your last sentence. I think the BBC has provided excellent information & coverage during this crisis to everyone in the UK - be they “rank & file” or any other invented demographic.
25/03/2020 21:08:41 6 5
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This virus is all part of the computer program we're all trapped in - somebody / thing somewhere is being entertained!
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25/03/2020 21:15:30 5 3
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2117. TeeeDeee "This virus is all part of the computer program we're all trapped in - somebody / thing somewhere is being entertained! " A friend of mine also suggested that several years ago. It sounds barmy, but not beyond the realms of possibility.
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25/03/2020 21:17:01 4 1
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I'm sure someone has already asked this, but will the volunteers be tested and certified clear before they start their work?
25/03/2020 21:22:46 5 2
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2129. Posted by RJMulvaneer I'm sure someone has already asked this, but will the volunteers be tested and certified clear before they start their work? ###### Do you think a doctor, nurse or paramedic would be tested before they start work. Of course they wont be tested, anymore than the people they help will be tested. Good for them for volunteering.
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25/03/2020 21:17:52 4 4
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bet they claim the credit for this on Breakfast tomorrow.
25/03/2020 20:50:46 7 21
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I work as a data entry clerk for an online bicycle retailer and I was threatened with unemployment if I didn't drive 25 miles each way to work everyday to an office during a "Lockdown" since bicycle shops are considered "essential". Boris is an idiot and the more time he spends going back and amending his vague, delayed, idiot knee-jerk policies - the longer decent people will go without.
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25/03/2020 21:18:22 8 1
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2107 BrownBear I work as a data entry clerk for an online bicycle retailer and I was threatened with unemployment if I didn't drive 25 miles each way ----- What's wrong with working from home? As an aside, why is it the same people always have negative comments about any HYS topic?
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25/03/2020 21:18:32 8 14
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There we go ive been censored. If u suggest that any group anywhere in the world is in any way worse than us at anything my post gets pulled. The bbcs pc world mentality only allows for critism of white british men . Were the worst arnt we imposing our "civilised" values on others
25/03/2020 21:23:06 4 2
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2132. emma21 Well Emma, as I quoted your comment and backed it up, I reckon it's only a matter of time before it's pulled and I get the usual mealy-mouthed email.
25/03/2020 21:15:30 17 15
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It takes a lot to move the british people, but when we do move we are unstoppable. Its such a pity the BBC does not like the rank and file. We are one of the best countries in the worls. Proud to be English.
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25/03/2020 21:20:03 4 2
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@2127 Do you think "British" means English ? well you are on the right web site .
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25/03/2020 21:20:54 8 4
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It's more critical that people in the UK social distance due to the under resourced NHS, that will not be able to cope in 2 or 3 weeks time. Our death rate is very high compared to some countries, who have more of the right equipment & better treatment strategies.
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25/03/2020 21:06:04 11 2
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"More people die of" If your putting this your completely ignorant to the potential of this virus
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25/03/2020 21:08:04 17 0
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Whilst we're in an applauding frenzy, please also allocate a few claps for the unsung and low-paid heroes on the actual front line working alongside community nurses. The unprotected and humble community care worker.
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25/03/2020 21:21:25 2 1
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Larry Niven's Crazy Eddie tries to help, but always makes things worse. A city on the edge, barely able to bring in food and dispose of waste, Crazy Eddie leads the dustmen out on strike for better working conditions. Today:- "Sanitation workers in the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are refusing to collect rubbish until the city provides them with face masks and hazard pay."
25/03/2020 21:15:30 17 15
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It takes a lot to move the british people, but when we do move we are unstoppable. Its such a pity the BBC does not like the rank and file. We are one of the best countries in the worls. Proud to be English.
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25/03/2020 21:21:55 20 8
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@2127 Johnny Norfolk “It takes a lot to move the british people, but when we do move we are unstoppable. Its such a pity the BBC does not like the rank and file” I was agreeing with you up until your last sentence. I think the BBC has provided excellent information & coverage during this crisis to everyone in the UK - be they “rank & file” or any other invented demographic.
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Pity the bbc wasnt so vigilant when jimmy saville worked for them instead of organising radio roadshows so he could meet children from all over the country. With that and his 26 mile range hed of infected the whole country if the **** was still alive today Removed
25/03/2020 21:17:01 4 1
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I'm sure someone has already asked this, but will the volunteers be tested and certified clear before they start their work?
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25/03/2020 21:22:46 5 2
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2129. Posted by RJMulvaneer I'm sure someone has already asked this, but will the volunteers be tested and certified clear before they start their work? ###### Do you think a doctor, nurse or paramedic would be tested before they start work. Of course they wont be tested, anymore than the people they help will be tested. Good for them for volunteering.
25/03/2020 21:47:32 5 2
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2142 Chris109 - Volunteer testing I completely agree with you - well done to everyone who volunteers. However, with most of us staying at home to try to limit the spread, having many thousand of people, however brave and well-meaning, moving freely about without being tested does seem a risky strategy, for both the volunteers and the people they're trying to help.
25/03/2020 21:18:32 8 14
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There we go ive been censored. If u suggest that any group anywhere in the world is in any way worse than us at anything my post gets pulled. The bbcs pc world mentality only allows for critism of white british men . Were the worst arnt we imposing our "civilised" values on others
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25/03/2020 21:23:06 4 2
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2132. emma21 Well Emma, as I quoted your comment and backed it up, I reckon it's only a matter of time before it's pulled and I get the usual mealy-mouthed email.
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25/03/2020 21:23:16 2 7
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Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? There is a report that the volunteering scheme should be extended to Wales so, I presume, that the 500k people are only for England. This is why, in this national emergency, devolution must be suspended & the UK Government becomes what its name suggests, a government for the whole of the UK & not just England
25/03/2020 21:28:50 3 5
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2144. DrewCon 'Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? ' That would be because England is THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED country in the UK, and EU ...
25/03/2020 21:41:08 13 0
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2144. DrewCon 'Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? ' Health is devolved to the welsh and NI assemblies and Scottish Parliament. It is for those bodies to sort this out
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25/03/2020 21:24:27 12 0
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I am in high risk group, Unable to have groceries delivered as Tesco have no slots Sainsburys are not accepting new registrations. Where are all the hubs that will deliver food I searched online and could not find any in my area. Therefore I am forced to go shopping or starve.
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25/03/2020 21:25:28 4 4
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Where is the PPE?
JJ
25/03/2020 17:58:21 4 7
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1505 Baggies “Now spew your next bile” That’s one of the symptoms but if you have it you can’t even get tested - or treated. You keep on blindly following your Govt. gurus like ?????????? though. All the way off the cliff
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25/03/2020 21:25:28 5 2
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1547. Posted byJJon 3 hours ago 1505 Baggies “Now spew your next bile” That’s one of the symptoms but if you have it you can’t even get tested - or treated. You keep on blindly following your Govt. gurus like ?????????? though. All the way off the cliff Hate to disappoint but it's your government aswel. Stop crying and accept it .
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25/03/2020 21:12:38 6 4
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I have volunteered and found my DBS check obtained in November 2019 is 4 months out of date even though it lasts 5 years. Is someone in Government attempting to tick stupid boxes?
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25/03/2020 21:17:38 4 10
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Too many over 80s are still roaming around. Maybe they think they’re immune. Non-essential workplaces are still open Schools are half-full 500,000 will die in the UK unless someone gets a grip
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@2098 omegaman “It’s a bit frisky on here this evening, don’t you think” A little. I’m trying not to get too involved - none of us has ever experienced anything like this so I reckon unity is the only way to go. God, I miss a pint of Otter down the Old Spot. It’s been a week, a WHOLE WEEK!
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25/03/2020 21:25:48 6 0
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2124 - Ricky Spanish “I miss a pint of Otter...”. Yes, that’s quite a difficult shock for me too & I’m beginning to miss tying the dog up outside the pub. Not a euphemism! I’ve got some London Pride left over from Christmas, but it doesn’t quite cut it like our ‘proper’ beer. PS - always wondered about your handle, but watching episode of ‘American Dad’ the other evening gave it away.
25/03/2020 21:28:50 6 2
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@2151 omegaman “always wondered about your handle, but watching episode of ‘American Dad’ the other evening gave it away” One of Roger’s very best.
25/03/2020 20:45:46 15 6
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Question for the boris critics Should boris have ignored are experts on how to handle it?
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25/03/2020 21:26:49 9 16
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2105. Well, Boris has ignored lots of experts over Brexit, F**k business etc. Just shows it's me, me, me with him, when he's not lying or s*****g someone other than his own partner. I note he kept deferring to his experts in today's broadcast-I wonder who'll get the blame if it all goes pear-shaped, and who'll grab the praise if it works out? Hmm, I wonder...
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25/03/2020 21:26:49 5 2
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We're just at the begining of the bad part; well, the bad part of the first wave. This is Not a seasonal virus. It will return repeatedly...
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25/03/2020 21:27:09 10 9
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The government must shut down construction sites immediately. It is nonsense that Johnson and Hancock say we should stay at home while letting developers continue working. Some people may wonder why they need to stay at home when they can see construction workers outside. Clearly developers lobbied but the government should prioritize safety. The government is hypocritical and self-contradictory.
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25/03/2020 21:28:10 3 2
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One thing is certain that things have changed forever but how much is mainly determined by how a nation,its leaders and the populace react OVER TO YOU
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25/03/2020 21:28:20 11 13
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The BBC has deleted my last post because of criticism of the BBC and goverment . Pc brigade at work.
25/03/2020 21:23:16 2 7
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Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? There is a report that the volunteering scheme should be extended to Wales so, I presume, that the 500k people are only for England. This is why, in this national emergency, devolution must be suspended & the UK Government becomes what its name suggests, a government for the whole of the UK & not just England
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25/03/2020 21:28:50 3 5
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2144. DrewCon 'Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? ' That would be because England is THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED country in the UK, and EU ...
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@2157. Posted by TenPole TadPole That would be because England is THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED country in the UK, and EU ... And its density was fully visible on the 23rd of June 2016.
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2124 - Ricky Spanish “I miss a pint of Otter...”. Yes, that’s quite a difficult shock for me too & I’m beginning to miss tying the dog up outside the pub. Not a euphemism! I’ve got some London Pride left over from Christmas, but it doesn’t quite cut it like our ‘proper’ beer. PS - always wondered about your handle, but watching episode of ‘American Dad’ the other evening gave it away.
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25/03/2020 21:28:50 6 2
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@2151 omegaman “always wondered about your handle, but watching episode of ‘American Dad’ the other evening gave it away” One of Roger’s very best.
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25/03/2020 21:30:11 16 1
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So you healthy youngsters think you are immune. Think of the 35 extremely fit guy on life support, who might die. Please people keep your distance. The virus does care who you, whether sinner or saint; religious or atheist. Remember there is no vaccine, whatever you have heard.
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25/03/2020 21:30:22 13 6
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But we must not under any conditions absoloutly imply that this virus was started by another culture because of their (although abhorent to us) way of life/animal treatment, mainly because we rely on them to produce the tat we import making afew people rich. What is the alternative? Making it ourselves that would b more expensive and ourworkforce is only set up for low skilled/paid jobs in service
#2160 But we must not under any conditions absoloutly imply that this virus was started by another culture because of their (although abhorent to us) way of life/animal treatment, —- Spot on Emma. Apple’s suicide factories refer..... and Donny never brought them back.... go figure huh?
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25/03/2020 21:30:42 5 2
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Anyone who is vulnerable and can't get a delivery slot, like Statex below. I've found large garages are good. You hang around outside until there is no queue. Then you get served through the night hatch window and pay by contactless. As long as you decontaminate the shopping you are very safe. Most large garages do ready meals, dairy & tins & jars - enough to survive.
2161 LD Rob Anyone who is vulnerable..I've found large garages are good. You hang around outside until there is no queue. Then you get served through the night hatch window and pay by contactless. As long as you decontaminate the shopping you are very safe. Most large garages do ready meals, dairy & tins & jars - enough to survive. _ Use Cashpoint in daylight / wash hands before touching face
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25/03/2020 21:31:02 12 5
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I have volunteered Farage Trump Cummings Johnson Rees-Mogg Bannon ( Tim Martin) Versus Great British selfless Volunteers Know which camp I’m in ( it ain’t the far right profiteers or the bum wipe house breakers, or the selfish I’m all right jacks ) It’s the NHS staff, what’s left,
25/03/2020 22:36:47 11 1
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#2162/2189 British Patriot. You clearly have no shame. Consistently posting the same political message when this situation is apolitical. Suggest you go to bed and await your instructions to help as a volunteer. We will thank you, and wish you well, as a volunteer, but lose the political chip on your shoulder. It doesn’t do you any favours.
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25/03/2020 21:31:02 7 0
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Wow. Brilliant!
25/03/2020 21:28:50 3 5
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2144. DrewCon 'Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? ' That would be because England is THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED country in the UK, and EU ...
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25/03/2020 21:32:03 19 6
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@2157. Posted by TenPole TadPole That would be because England is THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED country in the UK, and EU ... And its density was fully visible on the 23rd of June 2016.
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25/03/2020 21:23:23 6 23
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"volunteers to help NHS" = This horrible right wing populist regime care of nothing but their pockets, wasted the precious time brought by China, ignored warning, told people to get infected each other called herd immunity, then told people to stay at home singing God save you 5 times per day Using volunteers without proper training and protection kits = murder !!!! Terrified !!!!!!!!!
And so the scare stories and fearmongering, aided and abetted by either a culpable or simply incompetent media, continues and the meek, the gullible and the bewildered lap it all up. Where are these millions of infections that Calif governor or Merkel promised? Where are the hundreds of thousands in this country? We had an increase of 28 in England today. All had underlying. Most would die anyway. Removed
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25/03/2020 21:28:23 2 5
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Drove past 3 different sets of non essential road works today ( keyworker) all with several workmen standing next to each other?!
25/03/2020 21:53:35 10 2
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2167 nicki ‘Drove past 3 different sets of non essential road works today ( keyworker) all with several workmen standing next to each other?!’ If you see them tomorrow, do us all a favour. Wind your window down and give them all a good mouthful please.
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25/03/2020 21:32:33 1 2
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vunderbar
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25/03/2020 21:32:53 27 3
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I am my wife's carer and we would like to give a massive thank you to all the volunteers. That's why we live in a country called Great Britain.
25/03/2020 21:39:17 17 0
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2169. Posted by ecirpnai on 3 minutes ago I am my wife's carer and we would like to give a massive thank you to all the volunteers. That's why we live in a country called Great Britain. God bless you and yours, sir. Wishing the best of health
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25/03/2020 21:33:34 13 1
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Seeing as parliament has shut down for a month perhaps our MPs can also volunteer? Well done those that have stepped forward.
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25/03/2020 21:33:44 1 3
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Tomorrow you will see what happened Today !
25/03/2020 21:30:42 5 2
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Anyone who is vulnerable and can't get a delivery slot, like Statex below. I've found large garages are good. You hang around outside until there is no queue. Then you get served through the night hatch window and pay by contactless. As long as you decontaminate the shopping you are very safe. Most large garages do ready meals, dairy & tins & jars - enough to survive.
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25/03/2020 21:34:25 3 12
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2161 LD Rob Anyone who is vulnerable..I've found large garages are good. You hang around outside until there is no queue. Then you get served through the night hatch window and pay by contactless. As long as you decontaminate the shopping you are very safe. Most large garages do ready meals, dairy & tins & jars - enough to survive. _ Use Cashpoint in daylight / wash hands before touching face
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25/03/2020 21:35:25 0 1
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Re: PJ10 "Seeing as parliament has shut down for a month " - It would be good if they did it by video conference. Could work well. I expect they have other duties to do as well.
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25/03/2020 21:35:46 2 0
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dachiltern@2148 ~ I have volunteered and found my DBS check obtained in November 2019 is 4 months out of date even though it lasts 5 years. DBS checks have no official expiry date, as the information is only accurate at the time the certificate is issued. Whoever requested the check must have only asked for 1 year. You can get updated https://www.ucheck.co.uk/when-do-dbs-checks-expire/
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25/03/2020 21:36:36 14 0
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About time we as a country started to look out for the more vulnerable in society, the sense of achievement and the love and gratitude received will be more beneficial to us than fawning over z list celebrities
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25/03/2020 21:36:56 8 11
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I aways get 3x more thumbs up than down yet my comments get pulled. Talk about not knowing your audience. One moaner complains and im censored. Doesnt seem a good way to run a debate. People arnt more easily offended just the odd bonehead now has "power" to stop free speach. Dont block views u dont like defend your position if your able. I doubt you can
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25/03/2020 21:37:16 18 2
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Well done everyone who has volunteered. Hold up here comes President Trump with another stream of unconsciousness. Poor America; you know they are panic buying assault rifles is Alabama...Thank God for small mercies; at least it's only bog roll & pasta here.
25/03/2020 21:46:01 7 6
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2177 LD Rob And yesterday it told us all that it will be all over by Easter Sunday and the churches will be full. How many times has it told us that it has everything under control LOL LOL LOL LOL! The it/thing/that is the universes BIGGEST IDIOT, but sadly even worse than it is it's supporters! One word describes them ALL! ?DAH!?
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25/03/2020 21:37:16 11 5
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Upside is Tim Martin won’t make any money now he has to close. Only pity is the people employed by him will suffer
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25/03/2020 21:37:37 1 9
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I see England is releasing coronavirus infections/fatality figures later and later. Is there a reason for this?
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25/03/2020 21:38:17 11 1
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They answered the call. May it be their finest hour. God speed
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25/03/2020 21:39:07 8 5
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The BBC will let you post whatever they like !
25/03/2020 21:32:53 27 3
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I am my wife's carer and we would like to give a massive thank you to all the volunteers. That's why we live in a country called Great Britain.
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25/03/2020 21:39:17 17 0
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2169. Posted by ecirpnai on 3 minutes ago I am my wife's carer and we would like to give a massive thank you to all the volunteers. That's why we live in a country called Great Britain. God bless you and yours, sir. Wishing the best of health
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25/03/2020 21:40:28 6 11
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This is a Worldwide Pandemic. Have we been involved in a Pan European effort to overcome the problem? I think not because Boris has to get Brexit done! Is not this episode the time to forget Brexit for sometime? Well done to the volunteers. Good. Luck, hope you do not need any PPE.
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25/03/2020 21:40:48 0 8
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Timid in attacking the virus, but valiant in defence. Englishness at its best.
25/03/2020 21:23:16 2 7
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Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? There is a report that the volunteering scheme should be extended to Wales so, I presume, that the 500k people are only for England. This is why, in this national emergency, devolution must be suspended & the UK Government becomes what its name suggests, a government for the whole of the UK & not just England
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25/03/2020 21:41:08 13 0
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2144. DrewCon 'Why is a UK Government minister asking for volunteers to help only the NHS in England? ' Health is devolved to the welsh and NI assemblies and Scottish Parliament. It is for those bodies to sort this out
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25/03/2020 21:41:08 13 0
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Thanks to my busy neighbour who volunteered two weeks ago to get me things. The community transport volunteers are also ready to shop as well as do hospital runs. Don't forget Volunteers have been there for the community long before this outbreak. Thanks are rarely expressed by the community as a whole but they are wonderful. This new PR drive is great a civil defence Corp is what we need. L
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25/03/2020 21:41:29 4 5
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So uk death rate has halved more or less since yesterday ??? I wondered why they weren't releasing figures .No big headline then bbc
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'Healthy 21 Year Old Dies of Coronavirus...' Mmm, she looks anemic to me. Removed
25/03/2020 21:48:32 4 4
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2188. quack 'Healthy 21 Year Old Dies of Coronavirus...' "Mmm, she looks anemic to me." Not everyone with pale skin is anaemic.
@2188 quack Healthy 21 Year Old Dies of Coronavirus...' Mmm, she looks anemic to me. : Apt username given your medical nous. Belittling a death and belittling a virus causing a global panic, what a nasty piece of work.
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25/03/2020 21:41:59 6 11
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Cummings actually stated we need herd immunity if the old die, so be it.less pensions, less cost for NHS and stopped Govt from locking down early But he delivered Brexit and power for Boris Then the Old Guard Tories Civil Service Police and Military rebelled Lost a month, lost lives Blood on his hands Must be retribution But in meantime I and so many have volunteered and NHS stars,
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25/03/2020 21:41:59 4 6
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Good luck to the volunteers and shame on the so called Welsh Tory MP's for using this as an opportunity to knock the Welsh Government - who alongside Welsh L.A.s have been busy co-coordinating Welsh volunteers for over a week now, Fed up of the BBC selling Westminster schemes as UK schemes when they only apply to England.
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25/03/2020 21:42:49 5 5
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I watched PM qs today and tho those seated on benches were 2m apart people around the speaker were a lot closer plus anyone who thought they were out of camera shot were bunched together. This just sums up polititions
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JCB
25/03/2020 21:43:20 5 2
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I wonder how many MPs will be volunteering
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25/03/2020 21:45:51 6 0
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Robo @ 1774 'So uk death rate has halved more or less since yesterday ??? I wondered why they weren't releasing figures .No big headline then bbc' If you had been reading the news you would know that, even with the most stringent controls, the next 3 weeks will see the infection & death rate spiral. Anything under 20,000 dead is a victory.
25/03/2020 21:37:16 18 2
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Well done everyone who has volunteered. Hold up here comes President Trump with another stream of unconsciousness. Poor America; you know they are panic buying assault rifles is Alabama...Thank God for small mercies; at least it's only bog roll & pasta here.
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25/03/2020 21:46:01 7 6
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2177 LD Rob And yesterday it told us all that it will be all over by Easter Sunday and the churches will be full. How many times has it told us that it has everything under control LOL LOL LOL LOL! The it/thing/that is the universes BIGGEST IDIOT, but sadly even worse than it is it's supporters! One word describes them ALL! ?DAH!?
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25/03/2020 21:46:31 3 2
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I presume this new service by volunteers for the vulnerable will be covered by the government, and free to users, If so, the government must make this absolutely clear, as there will be a few low lifes who will see this as a money making opportunity, and charge old people for the service!
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25/03/2020 21:47:02 4 1
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So the Bank doors finally opened at 10:00 and there was a long queue outside because they were closing at 13:00... (!?) Once inside the jobsworth Manager chased customers back outside ranting about keeping 2 metre distances apart ... "Too late Pet" shouted the chap behind me ... "We all came in the same Minibus"
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25/03/2020 21:47:12 3 0
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STATEX@2145 ~ I am in high risk group, Unable to have groceries delivered as Tesco have no slots Where are all the hubs that will deliver food I searched online and could not find any in my area. Therefore I am forced to go shopping or starve. Me too, but this is only day 2 & it will take time to co-ordinate. I check the local web-cam in town to ensure it's almost deserted before going out.
25/03/2020 21:22:46 5 2
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2129. Posted by RJMulvaneer I'm sure someone has already asked this, but will the volunteers be tested and certified clear before they start their work? ###### Do you think a doctor, nurse or paramedic would be tested before they start work. Of course they wont be tested, anymore than the people they help will be tested. Good for them for volunteering.
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25/03/2020 21:47:32 5 2
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2142 Chris109 - Volunteer testing I completely agree with you - well done to everyone who volunteers. However, with most of us staying at home to try to limit the spread, having many thousand of people, however brave and well-meaning, moving freely about without being tested does seem a risky strategy, for both the volunteers and the people they're trying to help.
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25/03/2020 21:47:42 2 4
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And i saw a report from a building site where manager was saying all staff do keep 2m apart whilst behing him to workers were talking about 8 inches apart. This isnt like expenses/tax bill. Even if no one finds out youre doing wrong the virus doesnt care
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25/03/2020 21:47:42 14 2
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I don’t know what anyone else thinks, but I’ve happily read more consensual goodwill expressed on here this evening than all of the soul destroying years that I’ve subscribed to HYS. Let’s keep it up after this virus has been reconciled & change Great Britain forever, eh? Ta ta.