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.
26/03/2020 01:19:25 1 7
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As for this 'work from home' tosh, I have a very weak immunity so I have to isolate. I'm a key worker in Justice/ Legal system and told to work from my house. However, trying to get the service connected, TalkTalk only offer 1 year minimum contracts for broadband and no 'engineer appointments' until 1st June!!! So much for trying to help the country in a crisis!
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26/03/2020 02:01:39 6 0
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@2658 "As for this 'work from home' tosh, I have a very weak immunity so I have to isolate. I'm a key worker in Justice/ Legal system and told to work from my house. However, trying to get the service connected, TalkTalk only offer 1 year minimum contracts for broadband and no 'engineer appointments' until 1st June!!!" Ask your manager about your company's business continuity planning
26/03/2020 01:52:29 12 2
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And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands. These people are killers.
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26/03/2020 02:03:39 2 1
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@2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?
26/03/2020 02:19:11 0 0
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"2702. Posted by David92 @2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?" I'm guessing they mean ones as supermarkets.
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Dcf
26/03/2020 02:07:39 3 3
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Really, we need to ignore the hindsight experts around here, even though they knew everything. At least here in the UK we have evidence of our inherent resolution and altruism, being prepared to pay the price for the sake of humanity. Whereas across the pond, the only reason people are considered is their ability to add value to a balance sheet.
26/03/2020 02:44:23 7 2
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2703. Posted by Dcf on 29 minutes ago Really, we need to ignore the hindsight experts around here, even though they knew everything. -- Hindsight? I've been posting here, that this was going to happen, since before any UK cases because the data showed a very fast rate of infection with the added danger of being infectious without knowing it for up to a month. It was clear very early on.
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26/03/2020 02:10:39 12 4
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I wonder if Boris extends the same thanks to all those EU nurses and doctors who worked so hard for the NHS for years but were made to feel unwelcome and unvalued by his anti-EU rhetoric?
26/03/2020 01:54:10 8 7
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Lol they’ll ask 500,000 people to risk their lives but won’t ask Amazon to pay more than 1%? Won’t extradite Prince Andrew? And you gullible fools still visit the circus.
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26/03/2020 02:14:49 6 2
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2693 Kezzman "Lol they’ll ask 500,000 people to risk their lives but won’t ask Amazon to pay more than 1%? Won’t extradite Prince Andrew? And you gullible fools still visit the circus" Nice one Kezzman - Her Maj, Chas, Bozo, Dom (my brain is so big) Cummings couldn't care less if we live/die, we're just statistics. Food running out at the food bank I volunteer at today -- donation Ma'am?
26/03/2020 03:43:51 3 3
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2705 bryterlayter 2693 Kezzman Dom looks like a "startled testicle" according Frankie Boyle. I wish I could think of a description as apposite as Frankie can. All I can think of when it comes to Dom is my hands around his throat endlessly squeezing and then everything going blurry and sounds becoming indistinct. Then I wake up in glaring sunshine and Dom is gone.... for good.
26/03/2020 02:03:39 2 1
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@2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?
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26/03/2020 02:19:11 0 0
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"2702. Posted by David92 @2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?" I'm guessing they mean ones as supermarkets.
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26/03/2020 02:22:53 0 0
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chev chelios has volunteered to go get the antidote to the Chinese schhh t I heard, come on chev,:-)
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26/03/2020 02:24:54 7 6
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Boris has got a nerve hiding behind a Save The NHS sign after all the Tories have done.
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26/03/2020 02:26:25 7 2
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I am going to stack shelves at Tesco on nights. Do my very small bit for the country. This is good to see. I'd do it if I didn't need the money. A heartening news story among the seemingly ubiquitous doom-mongering. As for infection control, I'm sure the clinicians & nurses will make sure volunteers are trained & protected for the sake of all of us. They'll help turn the tide.
26/03/2020 08:18:47 0 0
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2709. Slartybartfast Massive credit to you. And though I make a point of defending people's right to their views, I admit to being bemused as to why some chose to vote your comment down.
26/03/2020 01:52:29 12 2
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And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands. These people are killers.
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26/03/2020 02:27:15 2 1
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@2691 "And even now there are people using public toilets and leaving without washing their hands" What public toilet is open? Where?" ooh er, Snowdon, barry island, skegness promenade, well he didn't specify a date, should have washed hands though, but perhaps felt pressurised by the queue of 307 stood behind the door, well did you see the footage? :-)
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26/03/2020 02:29:36 4 9
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Over half a million answer the governments call What a wonderful reaction, that is putting the Great back into Britain No Remoaners or Brexiteers amongst them
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26/03/2020 02:33:08 6 9
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2780. Posted byZappa Maniaon 3 minutes ago Boris has got a nerve hiding behind a Save The NHS sign after all the Tories have done. Says you hiding behind your keyboard pointlessly trying to score political points
25/03/2020 23:20:59 5 5
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Odds if fairly young and reasonably healthy and dying from covid19 in your lifetime: about 800/1 Odds of anyone, healthy or not, being in killed in a car crash in their lifetime: about 90/1. So, ban cars? Doubt it. I’ve read the story about the young lady who was healthy and died from this. Tragic, heartbreaking and incredibly unfortunate. Thoughts and prayers with her family, obviously.
2430 Dread Odds of anyone, healthy or not, being in killed in a car crash in their lifetime: about 90/1. So, ban cars? Doubt it. : If 1 in 90 died in car crashes then cars would be banned.
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26/03/2020 02:35:09 3 21
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Self employed workers are helping spread the plague. Why aren't they working for an employer like the rest of us? I'll tell you - because they've been conning the system for years. Don't help them, let them rot.
26/03/2020 04:07:21 10 3
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2714. Zappa Mania Self employed workers are helping spread the plague. Why aren't they working for an employer like the rest of us? I'll tell you - they've been conning the system for years. Don't help them, let them rot. === So you get one domestic leak, and you're going to employ a plumber full time, wages paid by you instead of paying a self-employed plumber to do your one job??? Yeah right
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26/03/2020 02:39:11 7 5
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Spare a thought for poor Alexander. He thought his 85 seat majority would mean he could use the entire country as an extension of his...well you know. Along came Wuhan virus & clobbered his dreams. It is a shame he might get away without significant criticism just because he's the caretaker at this time of crisis. Meanwhile, NHS staff, police & civil service do the heavy lifting & he takes credit.
26/03/2020 03:16:19 2 2
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2715. Posted by Me "he could use the entire country as an extension of his...well you know." I should have said "extension of his..'Johnson'". That would have worked better. Anybody?
2716
26/03/2020 02:41:42 7 4
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Ferrari 35 - think you've just admitted to being a Tory. Your neighbours will hate you, your kids will hate you, your community will hate you. What you gonna do now the gold club is closed, oh poorly educated one?
26/03/2020 02:55:49 4 2
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2716. Posted byZappa Maniaon 7 minutes ago Ferrari 35 - think you've just admitted to being a Tory Used to be labour but people like you took over the party and do more to destroy the labour party for the masses than any Tory Enjoy your drink I'm off to work??
26/03/2020 03:27:13 2 3
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2716. Zappa Maniaon you just admitted to being a Tory 2719. ferrari35 People like you took over the party and do more to destroy the labour party for the masses than any Tory I'll just intervene in your 'hate-in': Zappa Maniaon: self-employed do useful jobs like plumber, who fixes your crapper. Ferrari 35-we're all on here to score pointless political points. Other than that I concur.
Dcf
26/03/2020 02:07:39 3 3
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Really, we need to ignore the hindsight experts around here, even though they knew everything. At least here in the UK we have evidence of our inherent resolution and altruism, being prepared to pay the price for the sake of humanity. Whereas across the pond, the only reason people are considered is their ability to add value to a balance sheet.
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26/03/2020 02:44:23 7 2
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2703. Posted by Dcf on 29 minutes ago Really, we need to ignore the hindsight experts around here, even though they knew everything. -- Hindsight? I've been posting here, that this was going to happen, since before any UK cases because the data showed a very fast rate of infection with the added danger of being infectious without knowing it for up to a month. It was clear very early on.
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26/03/2020 02:46:55 4 13
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I cannot believe that this government have persuaded some people to sign up to help for free while screwing us for tax.........Is this free petrol or what? I cannot see this lasting
26/03/2020 02:41:42 7 4
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Ferrari 35 - think you've just admitted to being a Tory. Your neighbours will hate you, your kids will hate you, your community will hate you. What you gonna do now the gold club is closed, oh poorly educated one?
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26/03/2020 02:55:49 4 2
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2716. Posted byZappa Maniaon 7 minutes ago Ferrari 35 - think you've just admitted to being a Tory Used to be labour but people like you took over the party and do more to destroy the labour party for the masses than any Tory Enjoy your drink I'm off to work??
26/03/2020 02:39:11 7 5
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Spare a thought for poor Alexander. He thought his 85 seat majority would mean he could use the entire country as an extension of his...well you know. Along came Wuhan virus & clobbered his dreams. It is a shame he might get away without significant criticism just because he's the caretaker at this time of crisis. Meanwhile, NHS staff, police & civil service do the heavy lifting & he takes credit.
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26/03/2020 03:16:19 2 2
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2715. Posted by Me "he could use the entire country as an extension of his...well you know." I should have said "extension of his..'Johnson'". That would have worked better. Anybody?
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26/03/2020 03:16:19 12 5
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"Who are we least able to do without in a crisis, the refuse collector or the billionaire hedge fund manager? Who is actually doing more for our society at this very moment? Let's value people for the contribution they make" Jeremy Corbyn #thankyouJeremy
26/03/2020 02:41:42 7 4
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Ferrari 35 - think you've just admitted to being a Tory. Your neighbours will hate you, your kids will hate you, your community will hate you. What you gonna do now the gold club is closed, oh poorly educated one?
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26/03/2020 03:27:13 2 3
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2716. Zappa Maniaon you just admitted to being a Tory 2719. ferrari35 People like you took over the party and do more to destroy the labour party for the masses than any Tory I'll just intervene in your 'hate-in': Zappa Maniaon: self-employed do useful jobs like plumber, who fixes your crapper. Ferrari 35-we're all on here to score pointless political points. Other than that I concur.
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26/03/2020 03:34:36 5 11
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Lack of quality leadership Hancock tells us to keep 2mtr away from people yet in his video of him helping to load from a warehouse he totally ignores it Last night they put Whitty, a man whose views are views no one now trusts, on a national broadcast BoJo just fends off key questions time and time again Very sadly, this is an ERG based Government totally out of it’s depth
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26/03/2020 03:37:48 8 4
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Well done to those that have volunteered though I personally think we're still boned & I hope these helpers will all be tested first. As a core worker working nights, I pass pubs that are still open, people in large groups milling about out in the countryside! IF these idiots continue to put others at risk, then we really stand no chance & all the volunteering will be for nothing.
26/03/2020 01:21:15 2 5
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Trump just delivered 30,000 vents to new york + ford is ramping up the production of thousands and will deliver them by early June. I don't know if the uk can move anywhere near as quick as that. Hence wy think were in for a long lockdown because this lot are simply not quick enough. Just look at the mess on testing. WOEFUL!
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26/03/2020 03:38:18 5 2
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2660. BlueFox "Trump just delivered 30,000 vents to new york" I'm not saying that isn't true. I personally have only seen reports of 4k to be sent along with a heavy dose of criticism from both sides. They come across like they're from neighbouring (it's "ou" thanks spellchecker) countries not areas in the same country.
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26/03/2020 03:38:48 9 6
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Bullet 3. Amazing that the BBC can contemplate 450 redundancies and still keep the same full news service 5-10 people overstaffed in an organisation that size is within reasonable limits but 450 (yes 450, the same as every player + official on the pitch in 18 football matches) is gross padding and out of control empire-building of the worst kind It's a betrayal of the trust we put in the BBC
26/03/2020 02:14:49 6 2
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2693 Kezzman "Lol they’ll ask 500,000 people to risk their lives but won’t ask Amazon to pay more than 1%? Won’t extradite Prince Andrew? And you gullible fools still visit the circus" Nice one Kezzman - Her Maj, Chas, Bozo, Dom (my brain is so big) Cummings couldn't care less if we live/die, we're just statistics. Food running out at the food bank I volunteer at today -- donation Ma'am?
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26/03/2020 03:43:51 3 3
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2705 bryterlayter 2693 Kezzman Dom looks like a "startled testicle" according Frankie Boyle. I wish I could think of a description as apposite as Frankie can. All I can think of when it comes to Dom is my hands around his throat endlessly squeezing and then everything going blurry and sounds becoming indistinct. Then I wake up in glaring sunshine and Dom is gone.... for good.
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26/03/2020 03:46:52 9 3
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Trump is social distancing from the truth. (To be fair he always was even before Covid-19 first formed.)
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26/03/2020 03:58:47 2 14
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The EU are doing very little in this fight Spain France and Italy are a shambles they need help from superior countries like the UK
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26/03/2020 04:00:48 14 3
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I justed wanted to say thank you to the trolls who have made us all laugh. Ee know that you all have problems in life. Thanks to the NHS staff who are really the best of people.
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26/03/2020 04:03:40 1 9
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People keep saying we're 2 weeks behind Italy.. 2 weeks ago Italy death total was 2500,ours now is 460. Why is there nothing in Portugal?
26/03/2020 04:49:21 5 0
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2731. Posted by john-not-in-hendon on People keep saying we're 2 weeks behind Italy.. 2 weeks ago Italy death total was 2500,ours now is 460. Why is there nothing in Portugal? --------------------------- 11 March, two weeks ago, Italy death count was 827. On 09 March, it was 463. So, we are just over 2 weeks behind. See: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/italy/
26/03/2020 02:35:09 3 21
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Self employed workers are helping spread the plague. Why aren't they working for an employer like the rest of us? I'll tell you - because they've been conning the system for years. Don't help them, let them rot.
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26/03/2020 04:07:21 10 3
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2714. Zappa Mania Self employed workers are helping spread the plague. Why aren't they working for an employer like the rest of us? I'll tell you - they've been conning the system for years. Don't help them, let them rot. === So you get one domestic leak, and you're going to employ a plumber full time, wages paid by you instead of paying a self-employed plumber to do your one job??? Yeah right
As the BBC are so worried about the financial state we are all in I'm expecting a relaxation of the 157 pounds tax they impose. Removed
26/03/2020 04:21:48 0 4
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@2733 yes I bet it did. Haha.
As the BBC are so worried about the financial state we are all in I'm expecting a relaxation of the 157 pounds tax they impose. Removed
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26/03/2020 04:21:48 0 4
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@2733 yes I bet it did. Haha.
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26/03/2020 04:23:29 5 4
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Fully expecting the announcement by the BBC to support the nation and grant a 6-month stop on TV licence subscriptions.
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26/03/2020 04:36:44 7 4
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Posted by john-not-in-hendon 2729. The EU are doing very little in this fight Spain France and Italy are a shambles.. blah de blah 2733. Something derogatory about the bbc that got binned. Paging Mr. Brexithead There is a website where people like you can spill your bile www.is-a-****.com. Missing word describes you to a tee. You took back control. Well done you!
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26/03/2020 04:38:25 4 2
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What protection they,ll get.Cart before the horse choice as it were. Receptionists at my clinic keeping the public 2 metres away and one wee snag is that waiting for my hearing aid,I canna hear them well ! Other issue- do you get someone outside the clinic-the one asking 3 questions about your status before you enter - to go inside get test results because I can,t get them on the phone.
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26/03/2020 04:29:16 5 12
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The ultimate goal of the torys is to privatise the NHS, in the same way as the USA. The torys do not want to keep providing health care for the poor. The torys do not want secure housing for the poor.
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26/03/2020 04:46:59 2 3
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Will they and the N.H.S. and private staff be first to be tested or will our class system still rule the waves where the high and mighty get tested first and us plebs can wait. The class system affects our lives from trains,planes,jumping the health queue privately,the tax system 2 tiers for the poor and the rich tax buckers and despite the all in it 1945 socialism era,money determines your class
26/03/2020 04:03:40 1 9
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People keep saying we're 2 weeks behind Italy.. 2 weeks ago Italy death total was 2500,ours now is 460. Why is there nothing in Portugal?
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26/03/2020 04:49:21 5 0
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2731. Posted by john-not-in-hendon on People keep saying we're 2 weeks behind Italy.. 2 weeks ago Italy death total was 2500,ours now is 460. Why is there nothing in Portugal? --------------------------- 11 March, two weeks ago, Italy death count was 827. On 09 March, it was 463. So, we are just over 2 weeks behind. See: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/italy/
And I'm not sorry for speaking mind. Don't hang your shit on me. Removed
26/03/2020 00:14:25 6 10
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Those slagging they government need to realise the scientists are making the calls. If labour were in they use the same scientists. Sort yourselves out and help out instead of crying on here snowflakes.
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26/03/2020 05:12:11 7 3
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2548. Posted by Envy Those slagging they government need to realise the scientists are making the calls. =========== The scientists are advising. Bojo’s gov’t are ignoring. They’ve acted too late. Infections are on a steep trajectory in the UK thanks to BJ’s ineffectual dithering. Should have locked down at least a week earlier to flatten infection rate. But he knew better (sarcasm)
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26/03/2020 05:36:13 3 6
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Tory donors thank the PM for a profit bonanza after the under-resourced and underfunded NHS have had to call on the Private hospitals for help.
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26/03/2020 07:16:49 1 1
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Interesting colours on the lectern. Is the government trying to psychologically persuade us that their decisions are agreed within an unofficial coalition? I note protect the NHS is in the Tory colours, which is what they want the public to remember once this is over.
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26/03/2020 07:23:22 3 2
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Who would have guessed it a day after the great British public show incredible support for the NHS and their fellow countrymen, it is revealed once again after being given a tax payer handout the Banks are deploying underhand tactics to actually give out the loans the Government (us) are securing. Deplorable I expect BJ and the rest to come down heavily on them immediately, today !
26/03/2020 07:25:53 4 4
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2745. Posted by Itsokay on Just now Deplorable I expect BJ and the rest to come down heavily on them immediately, today ! = Do you really expect the Tories to come down hard on their very rich backers/bankers? And how are they going to do that, Johnson has closed down Parliament, I have a feeling working hard is not suiting him
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26/03/2020 07:24:23 1 2
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It might be better to have 'pm' from which the NHS needs no protection. Oh no that was last week ! What am I like.
26/03/2020 07:23:22 3 2
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Who would have guessed it a day after the great British public show incredible support for the NHS and their fellow countrymen, it is revealed once again after being given a tax payer handout the Banks are deploying underhand tactics to actually give out the loans the Government (us) are securing. Deplorable I expect BJ and the rest to come down heavily on them immediately, today !
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26/03/2020 07:25:53 4 4
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2745. Posted by Itsokay on Just now Deplorable I expect BJ and the rest to come down heavily on them immediately, today ! = Do you really expect the Tories to come down hard on their very rich backers/bankers? And how are they going to do that, Johnson has closed down Parliament, I have a feeling working hard is not suiting him
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26/03/2020 07:30:05 3 2
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Alilyn Interesting colours on the lectern government trying to psychologically persuade us that their decisions are agreed within an unofficial coalition note protect the NHS is in the Tory colours = Poor Johnson, trying to imply that the other main parties were also to blame for his Herd strategy that might backfire so badly on the UK population?
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26/03/2020 07:30:56 4 6
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Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms...
26/03/2020 07:52:46 4 2
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2749. PlipPlop Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms = I am more than a bit suprised that Leavers are not up in arms, closing the borders, controling who comes into the UK was what they wanted. As far as I can tell travellers can still enter the UK via, Air, Ferry or Ports
26/03/2020 08:13:25 4 2
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@2749. PlipPlop "Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms..." It was the 'liberal goodie, goodies' who were the ones shouting to take action at the first sign of the virus. Right wing trolls were telling people to protect the economy and let the old and sick die.
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26/03/2020 07:31:06 4 2
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The numbers volunteering does not surprise me. It must come as a shock to many on here who over the last 4 years have accused 50% of the population of being "traitors, who hate Britain", and others who accused the other 50% of the population of being "stupid racists". Maybe this real crisis will bring and end to all that nonsense.
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26/03/2020 07:40:40 5 4
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Would we be in this position if everybody entering the UK had been put into 7 day isolation, and tested if symptoms developed.? this country constantly fails the majority, while not wanting to cause minorities to stamp their little feet, and whine "it's not fair we are being picked on". everybody has got "rights" apart from the silent majority.
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26/03/2020 07:46:13 7 4
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A bullingdon Liar does not inspire confidence.
26/03/2020 07:30:56 4 6
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Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms...
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26/03/2020 07:52:46 4 2
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2749. PlipPlop Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms = I am more than a bit suprised that Leavers are not up in arms, closing the borders, controling who comes into the UK was what they wanted. As far as I can tell travellers can still enter the UK via, Air, Ferry or Ports
26/03/2020 08:30:53 1 1
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2753. lynda randall People can still enter and leave any major airport anywhere in the world at the moment.
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26/03/2020 07:54:26 4 2
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good to see daily death toll reduce slightly but guess you can't read much into this 24 hour period for sure but hope this trend continues, a few may be disappointed as it does not fit in with their putrid outlook on life .
26/03/2020 08:14:05 4 2
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2754. dazza good to see daily death toll reduce slightly but guess you can't read much into this few may be disappointed as it does not fit in with their putrid outlook on life = Who's putrid outlook on life? The Tories who have for years underfunded and under equipped the NHS No-one in the UK would be 'disappointed' only someone with a very nasty mind set would even think to say that
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26/03/2020 08:05:11 5 4
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quitters - still thick as mince.
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26/03/2020 07:30:56 4 6
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Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms...
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26/03/2020 08:13:25 4 2
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@2749. PlipPlop "Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms..." It was the 'liberal goodie, goodies' who were the ones shouting to take action at the first sign of the virus. Right wing trolls were telling people to protect the economy and let the old and sick die.
26/03/2020 07:54:26 4 2
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good to see daily death toll reduce slightly but guess you can't read much into this 24 hour period for sure but hope this trend continues, a few may be disappointed as it does not fit in with their putrid outlook on life .
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26/03/2020 08:14:05 4 2
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2754. dazza good to see daily death toll reduce slightly but guess you can't read much into this few may be disappointed as it does not fit in with their putrid outlook on life = Who's putrid outlook on life? The Tories who have for years underfunded and under equipped the NHS No-one in the UK would be 'disappointed' only someone with a very nasty mind set would even think to say that
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26/03/2020 08:14:46 3 0
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I agree with people condemning the banks, but please could I offer a plea (probably not needed in 99% of cases) for folk not to take it out on the staff at their local bank (I'm not one of them - we don't even have a local bank anymore!). It's not their fault and they're doing a good job in strange times.
26/03/2020 02:26:25 7 2
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I am going to stack shelves at Tesco on nights. Do my very small bit for the country. This is good to see. I'd do it if I didn't need the money. A heartening news story among the seemingly ubiquitous doom-mongering. As for infection control, I'm sure the clinicians & nurses will make sure volunteers are trained & protected for the sake of all of us. They'll help turn the tide.
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26/03/2020 08:18:47 0 0
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2709. Slartybartfast Massive credit to you. And though I make a point of defending people's right to their views, I admit to being bemused as to why some chose to vote your comment down.
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26/03/2020 08:28:42 6 0
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at least they wont pay parking charges for the time this pandemic exists,but what a way to really treat the nhs staff this government keeps praising,the tories hammered these people and now need them more than ever to keep their constituents alive,shameful bunch of money grabbers who didnt care before this pandemic arrived,but congrats to all who applied to return its much appreciated by us all/
26/03/2020 07:52:46 4 2
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2749. PlipPlop Let's be honest, at the first sign of the virus, if the.Gov't had tried to close the borders the liberal goodie, goodies on here would have been up in arms = I am more than a bit suprised that Leavers are not up in arms, closing the borders, controling who comes into the UK was what they wanted. As far as I can tell travellers can still enter the UK via, Air, Ferry or Ports
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26/03/2020 08:30:53 1 1
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2753. lynda randall People can still enter and leave any major airport anywhere in the world at the moment.
2763
26/03/2020 08:31:33 5 0
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The NHS, Emergency Services, Couriers, Delivery drivers = Brilliant Hoarders, non conformists who won't social distance = Horrible
26/03/2020 08:48:41 1 0
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2763. Finkelstein Utterly concur re NHS and hoarders. But with respect I do worry about this vigilantism re social distancing. Only yesterday I remarked (whilst maintaining my 2 metres!) to someone in a shop that I genuinely worried for the mental health of many if this went on (which I do). With an almost glazed expression she said, "It's that or we die". Surely this isn't to be welcomed!
2764
26/03/2020 08:33:04 5 0
bbc
Help for the self-employed? That's not the issue. The problem the Gov. has is with the permanently self-Unemployed. A neighbour of mine has a son in his mid-forties who has never had a job. He is even a failed trainee-plumber. Never got out of bed before the crack-of-noon. He is forever entrepreneur-ing.
2765
26/03/2020 08:39:07 4 4
bbc
The problem with the NHS is, nobody knows how much money it needs to operate efficiently. So when the Tories get accused of underfunding it, nobody knows how much it actually needs.
26/03/2020 09:01:07 5 0
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2765 King Boris The problem with the NHS is, nobody knows how much money it needs to operate efficiently. + The NHS knows reasonably accurately how much money it needs. The performance metrics and vacancy levels show how underfunded it is. Plus how much money Boris is promising now.
2766
26/03/2020 08:45:40 0 0
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Just There are many many articles on the internet to help people who need/want to travel into and out of other countires. Because, many other countries are closed to the traveling public
2767
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2768
Bob
26/03/2020 08:48:41 1 0
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Emergency legislation to protect us from the crooked banks is essential. Make it an offence for ANY bank director or executive to facilitate the transfer of bank assets out of the UK without Govt authority. Any bank which abuses any aspect of financial facility be subject to forfeiture of any assets which CAN then be distributed among the people of the UK in a manner at the discretion of Govt.
26/03/2020 08:31:33 5 0
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The NHS, Emergency Services, Couriers, Delivery drivers = Brilliant Hoarders, non conformists who won't social distance = Horrible
2769
26/03/2020 08:48:41 1 0
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2763. Finkelstein Utterly concur re NHS and hoarders. But with respect I do worry about this vigilantism re social distancing. Only yesterday I remarked (whilst maintaining my 2 metres!) to someone in a shop that I genuinely worried for the mental health of many if this went on (which I do). With an almost glazed expression she said, "It's that or we die". Surely this isn't to be welcomed!
26/03/2020 08:59:06 1 1
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2769. Debbiebee1 We are lucky in this day and age that we can communicate via electronic devices. Some elderly can't and some disabled can't I know, but, for the vast majority social interaction is still available. As for those elderly or disabled that can't communicate via modern methods, it is better in the long run for them that we do not spread this virus because they are most at risk
2770
26/03/2020 08:54:44 0 1
bbc
We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. The single unitary body has great flexibility to adapt to circumstances as evidenced by the remarkable effort over the past 3 weeks to build emergency capacity.
26/03/2020 09:00:26 4 0
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2770. Anglophone You make fair points. The NHS does wonderful work, and heaven preserve us from a US style "pay first, get treatment after" system. But it is wrong to make it a sacred cow in perpetuity. I would welcome a grown-up debate about looking at European style social insurance with safety nets, though after this current scare is over, of course.
26/03/2020 09:03:28 1 0
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2770. Posted by Anglophone on 4 minutes ago We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. = The ambulance service is now in private hands
26/03/2020 08:48:41 1 0
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2763. Finkelstein Utterly concur re NHS and hoarders. But with respect I do worry about this vigilantism re social distancing. Only yesterday I remarked (whilst maintaining my 2 metres!) to someone in a shop that I genuinely worried for the mental health of many if this went on (which I do). With an almost glazed expression she said, "It's that or we die". Surely this isn't to be welcomed!
2771
26/03/2020 08:59:06 1 1
bbc
2769. Debbiebee1 We are lucky in this day and age that we can communicate via electronic devices. Some elderly can't and some disabled can't I know, but, for the vast majority social interaction is still available. As for those elderly or disabled that can't communicate via modern methods, it is better in the long run for them that we do not spread this virus because they are most at risk
26/03/2020 09:03:58 1 0
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2771. lynda randall With respect I'd question "the majority" - specially when it comes to older people. And no, I'm not talking about "bumptious boomers" but gentle, lonely old ladies and gentleman who live for their trip to the library or the lunch club. I also worry about children, specially only children. For a couple of weeks - probably endurable and acceptable. But what if it goes on?
26/03/2020 08:54:44 0 1
bbc
We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. The single unitary body has great flexibility to adapt to circumstances as evidenced by the remarkable effort over the past 3 weeks to build emergency capacity.
2772
26/03/2020 09:00:26 4 0
bbc
2770. Anglophone You make fair points. The NHS does wonderful work, and heaven preserve us from a US style "pay first, get treatment after" system. But it is wrong to make it a sacred cow in perpetuity. I would welcome a grown-up debate about looking at European style social insurance with safety nets, though after this current scare is over, of course.
26/03/2020 09:25:28 4 0
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2772. Posted byDebbiebee1on 12 minutes ago 2770. Anglophone I would welcome a grown-up debate about looking at European style social insurance with safety nets, ** In France we pay around €2000/yr for our mutual (top up) for 2 We don't have to The state pays so much the mutual the rest If you want to take a chance on your health it's up to you materialistic things or health you choose
26/03/2020 08:39:07 4 4
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The problem with the NHS is, nobody knows how much money it needs to operate efficiently. So when the Tories get accused of underfunding it, nobody knows how much it actually needs.
2773
26/03/2020 09:01:07 5 0
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2765 King Boris The problem with the NHS is, nobody knows how much money it needs to operate efficiently. + The NHS knows reasonably accurately how much money it needs. The performance metrics and vacancy levels show how underfunded it is. Plus how much money Boris is promising now.
Bob
26/03/2020 09:11:11 4 1
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#2773 DT Can't agree with you. As has been posted many times on various HYS by myself and others the NHS always seems to have vast sums for administrators but never any for frontline staff.
26/03/2020 09:22:37 5 1
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@2773. No the NHS is well funded badly and over managed. NHS England has over 400 Statutory Organisations each with CEOs and Executive Boards costing an average of £6m pa to run. That is £2.4 BILLION a year just in management structure. How many Doctors and Nurses for that money. We also pay too many on Sessional Contracts as self employed. That could save a fortune too
26/03/2020 08:54:44 0 1
bbc
We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. The single unitary body has great flexibility to adapt to circumstances as evidenced by the remarkable effort over the past 3 weeks to build emergency capacity.
2774
26/03/2020 09:03:28 1 0
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2770. Posted by Anglophone on 4 minutes ago We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. = The ambulance service is now in private hands
26/03/2020 09:35:43 2 5
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2774 "The ambulance service is now in private hands" - and weirdly... much more efficient. Like the Post Office. Looks at BBC and its attempts to bury the fact it failed to remove 450 unneeded journalists on the flimsiest of excuses. Hmmm...
26/03/2020 09:42:16 2 0
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@2774. NO. The Ambulance Service is NOT private. NHS Ambulance Trusts, eg North West Ambulance Trust, are Statutory NHS Organisations and NHS Budget Holders. Sorry if the facts destroy your narrative....
26/03/2020 08:59:06 1 1
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2769. Debbiebee1 We are lucky in this day and age that we can communicate via electronic devices. Some elderly can't and some disabled can't I know, but, for the vast majority social interaction is still available. As for those elderly or disabled that can't communicate via modern methods, it is better in the long run for them that we do not spread this virus because they are most at risk
2775
26/03/2020 09:03:58 1 0
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2771. lynda randall With respect I'd question "the majority" - specially when it comes to older people. And no, I'm not talking about "bumptious boomers" but gentle, lonely old ladies and gentleman who live for their trip to the library or the lunch club. I also worry about children, specially only children. For a couple of weeks - probably endurable and acceptable. But what if it goes on?
26/03/2020 09:09:41 1 0
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2775. Debbiebee1 especially when it comes to older people. And no, I'm not talking about "bumptious boomers" but gentle, lonely old ladies and gentleman who live for their trip to the library or the lunch club. = I know Debbie, it is an awful situation. In my areas. neighbours are putting notes through my door offering help with shopping and that alone is 'social contact'
26/03/2020 09:03:58 1 0
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2771. lynda randall With respect I'd question "the majority" - specially when it comes to older people. And no, I'm not talking about "bumptious boomers" but gentle, lonely old ladies and gentleman who live for their trip to the library or the lunch club. I also worry about children, specially only children. For a couple of weeks - probably endurable and acceptable. But what if it goes on?
2776
26/03/2020 09:09:41 1 0
bbc
2775. Debbiebee1 especially when it comes to older people. And no, I'm not talking about "bumptious boomers" but gentle, lonely old ladies and gentleman who live for their trip to the library or the lunch club. = I know Debbie, it is an awful situation. In my areas. neighbours are putting notes through my door offering help with shopping and that alone is 'social contact'
26/03/2020 09:12:32 3 0
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2776. lynda randall Thank goodness for neighbourliness! Sad thing, even now there are petty rules. Volunteers for deliveries round here have been told they can't include newspapers. Several have told me quite frankly they intend to ignore this, and I applaud them! They (and not always necessarily my own paper of choice!) can be picked up while getting grocery and little things count.
2777
26/03/2020 09:04:41 2 2
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Self employed should have to pay it back in the form of a tax spread out over a manageable time frame after all they pay very little as it is with all kinds of avoidance tactics and schemes as should any business saved from going under minus of course the £94 pw sick pay rate across the board as this would be paid by government anyway.
26/03/2020 09:01:07 5 0
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2765 King Boris The problem with the NHS is, nobody knows how much money it needs to operate efficiently. + The NHS knows reasonably accurately how much money it needs. The performance metrics and vacancy levels show how underfunded it is. Plus how much money Boris is promising now.
2778
Bob
26/03/2020 09:11:11 4 1
bbc
#2773 DT Can't agree with you. As has been posted many times on various HYS by myself and others the NHS always seems to have vast sums for administrators but never any for frontline staff.
26/03/2020 09:22:37 1 0
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2778 Bob #2773 DT Can't agree with you. As has been posted many times on various HYS by myself and others the NHS always seems to have vast sums for administrators but never any for frontline staff. # Most things posted on HYS are subjective and often driven by bias. Best to rely on facts and evidence. Huge number of studies available. Boris never mentions admin waste!
I wonder what percentage of the self employed have filed honest accounts with HMRC. For many, those cash in hand payments might now bite them on the arse. Removed
26/03/2020 09:09:41 1 0
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2775. Debbiebee1 especially when it comes to older people. And no, I'm not talking about "bumptious boomers" but gentle, lonely old ladies and gentleman who live for their trip to the library or the lunch club. = I know Debbie, it is an awful situation. In my areas. neighbours are putting notes through my door offering help with shopping and that alone is 'social contact'
2780
26/03/2020 09:12:32 3 0
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2776. lynda randall Thank goodness for neighbourliness! Sad thing, even now there are petty rules. Volunteers for deliveries round here have been told they can't include newspapers. Several have told me quite frankly they intend to ignore this, and I applaud them! They (and not always necessarily my own paper of choice!) can be picked up while getting grocery and little things count.
26/03/2020 09:29:40 2 0
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2780. Posted by Debbiebee1 = Strange times Debbie. I never thought I would see anything like this. You keep you safe, no one person can do everything
26/03/2020 09:01:07 5 0
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2765 King Boris The problem with the NHS is, nobody knows how much money it needs to operate efficiently. + The NHS knows reasonably accurately how much money it needs. The performance metrics and vacancy levels show how underfunded it is. Plus how much money Boris is promising now.
2781
26/03/2020 09:22:37 5 1
bbc
@2773. No the NHS is well funded badly and over managed. NHS England has over 400 Statutory Organisations each with CEOs and Executive Boards costing an average of £6m pa to run. That is £2.4 BILLION a year just in management structure. How many Doctors and Nurses for that money. We also pay too many on Sessional Contracts as self employed. That could save a fortune too
26/03/2020 09:56:42 4 0
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@2781. WhoamI The Tories introduced the NHS internal market in the 1990's. Even the Tories admit that was a mistake and has cost the NHS a fortune Tory manifesto in 2017 admitted the internal market "fails to operate in the interest of patients and creates costly bureaucracy" Senior Tory ministers have also admitted the Health and Social care act 2012 was the biggest mistake they ever made
Bob
26/03/2020 09:11:11 4 1
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#2773 DT Can't agree with you. As has been posted many times on various HYS by myself and others the NHS always seems to have vast sums for administrators but never any for frontline staff.
2782
26/03/2020 09:22:37 1 0
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2778 Bob #2773 DT Can't agree with you. As has been posted many times on various HYS by myself and others the NHS always seems to have vast sums for administrators but never any for frontline staff. # Most things posted on HYS are subjective and often driven by bias. Best to rely on facts and evidence. Huge number of studies available. Boris never mentions admin waste!
2783
26/03/2020 09:22:57 5 1
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Great to see people supporting the NHS. However there are still some who just don’t get it. I heard this morning that Brighton football club are offering 1000 free tickets to NHS workers. Knowing that these NHS workers endure long & arduous hrs of experiencing people anxiety they now want them to have to watch Brighton football club. Shame on them.
26/03/2020 09:00:26 4 0
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2770. Anglophone You make fair points. The NHS does wonderful work, and heaven preserve us from a US style "pay first, get treatment after" system. But it is wrong to make it a sacred cow in perpetuity. I would welcome a grown-up debate about looking at European style social insurance with safety nets, though after this current scare is over, of course.
2784
26/03/2020 09:25:28 4 0
bbc
2772. Posted byDebbiebee1on 12 minutes ago 2770. Anglophone I would welcome a grown-up debate about looking at European style social insurance with safety nets, ** In France we pay around €2000/yr for our mutual (top up) for 2 We don't have to The state pays so much the mutual the rest If you want to take a chance on your health it's up to you materialistic things or health you choose
2785
26/03/2020 09:28:09 3 0
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Rather than posting lots of old wives tales about NHS funding people would spend their time better doing some research. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-in-a-nutshell/nhs-budget For example. Sadly people will not read it because they "know" what the truth is without bothering with actual facts! ??
26/03/2020 09:12:32 3 0
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2776. lynda randall Thank goodness for neighbourliness! Sad thing, even now there are petty rules. Volunteers for deliveries round here have been told they can't include newspapers. Several have told me quite frankly they intend to ignore this, and I applaud them! They (and not always necessarily my own paper of choice!) can be picked up while getting grocery and little things count.
2786
26/03/2020 09:29:40 2 0
bbc
2780. Posted by Debbiebee1 = Strange times Debbie. I never thought I would see anything like this. You keep you safe, no one person can do everything
26/03/2020 00:18:17 2 27
bbc
I've got private medical insurance covered up to £100m ?? good night and have fun
2787
26/03/2020 09:31:51 7 2
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@2555 Read the small print of your private medical insurance you arrogant fool. Hopefully you need to use it and they tell you that you can't as the medical staff are too busy dealing with the critically ill coronavirus victims. Also I hope you can't afford the renewal premium when it is hiked up. You arrogant fool... God bless the NHS..
2788
26/03/2020 09:35:02 6 4
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johnson will sell our Healthcare. That's all you need to know.
26/03/2020 09:03:28 1 0
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2770. Posted by Anglophone on 4 minutes ago We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. = The ambulance service is now in private hands
2789
26/03/2020 09:35:43 2 5
bbc
2774 "The ambulance service is now in private hands" - and weirdly... much more efficient. Like the Post Office. Looks at BBC and its attempts to bury the fact it failed to remove 450 unneeded journalists on the flimsiest of excuses. Hmmm...
2790
26/03/2020 09:37:23 3 3
bbc
Remarkably Government Agencies, including HMRC, are REFUSING to allow their employees to volunteer. Come on Boris, sort your own house out!!!
2791
JJ
26/03/2020 09:28:23 4 2
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Health minister Argar admits that frontline hospital staff still don’t have decent PPE. You could have 10,000,000 volunteers but if the trained specialist staff have Covid19 there is no hope of avoiding massive unnecessary casualties. What is Cummings doing about the lack of basic equipment, washing his hands? Rest of us can’t even buy soap...
2792
26/03/2020 09:40:25 6 3
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And whilst 500,000 + volunteers come forward, we have the scum minority here in the UK who are: *) Robbing food banks and schools. *) Burning delivery vans for the vulnerable. *) Robbing hospitals of oxygen tanks (including Great Ormond St) *) Mugging NHS workers for their passes so they can get a free pizza. It beggars belief. Simple message. You are not wanted, get a grip.
2793
26/03/2020 09:41:25 3 4
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Are the 500,000 being tested if they have the virus and so far is there any word when N.H.S. workers will be tested too ? I share the concerns of many people desperate to know if they have or have not got it. It,s now become a political issue of the Tories more obsessed in January with Brexit than preparing for the pandemic.
26/03/2020 09:46:07 1 4
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2793. tigers It might help if you paid attention to what Prof Whitty says in his briefings. Two tests as I understand it i) antigen (to see if you have it) and ii) antibody (to see if you have had it). Re NHS, i) is done for the most at risk (do you need to do it for a NHS CEO?) and ii) is still under development and evaluation. Lastly, global demand for kits.Can't test if no supplies!
26/03/2020 09:03:28 1 0
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2770. Posted by Anglophone on 4 minutes ago We're seeing both the disadvantage and the advantage of the NHS here. The 100% taxpayer funded model (not imitated anywhere else in the world) will always struggle for funding compared to mixed tax/insurance models. = The ambulance service is now in private hands
2794
26/03/2020 09:42:16 2 0
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@2774. NO. The Ambulance Service is NOT private. NHS Ambulance Trusts, eg North West Ambulance Trust, are Statutory NHS Organisations and NHS Budget Holders. Sorry if the facts destroy your narrative....
2795
26/03/2020 09:45:37 4 8
bbc
Public anger at the lack of preparation on testing could bring this incompetent Brexit- obsessed Government until they finally woke up far too late , down and out of power later in 2020.
26/03/2020 09:49:09 4 4
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@2795. Lets look at lack of preparation. Hospital Managers who declined to take up additional stock when advised by suppliers in JANUARY. GPs, who are private businessmen who didn't stock up despite the PPE being tax deductible. Hard to blame the government
26/03/2020 09:41:25 3 4
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Are the 500,000 being tested if they have the virus and so far is there any word when N.H.S. workers will be tested too ? I share the concerns of many people desperate to know if they have or have not got it. It,s now become a political issue of the Tories more obsessed in January with Brexit than preparing for the pandemic.
2796
26/03/2020 09:46:07 1 4
bbc
2793. tigers It might help if you paid attention to what Prof Whitty says in his briefings. Two tests as I understand it i) antigen (to see if you have it) and ii) antibody (to see if you have had it). Re NHS, i) is done for the most at risk (do you need to do it for a NHS CEO?) and ii) is still under development and evaluation. Lastly, global demand for kits.Can't test if no supplies!
2797
26/03/2020 09:47:58 6 2
bbc
The 500,000 who have volunteered have done so to help the NHS not your ego Boris.
26/03/2020 09:50:30 3 5
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2797. dragonette Easy to carp from the side lines isn't it? Why not stand for high public office and let's see how you get on. Smacks of Momentum on line following JC's retirement to the back benches.
26/03/2020 09:45:37 4 8
bbc
Public anger at the lack of preparation on testing could bring this incompetent Brexit- obsessed Government until they finally woke up far too late , down and out of power later in 2020.
2798
26/03/2020 09:49:09 4 4
bbc
@2795. Lets look at lack of preparation. Hospital Managers who declined to take up additional stock when advised by suppliers in JANUARY. GPs, who are private businessmen who didn't stock up despite the PPE being tax deductible. Hard to blame the government
26/03/2020 09:55:12 6 0
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2798. Posted byWhoamIon Just now @2795. Lets look at lack of preparation. Hospital Managers who declined to take up additional stock when advised by suppliers in JANUARY. *** You got no money in the system you can't stock up funding comes from GOV
26/03/2020 09:56:32 4 0
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2798. Posted byWhoamIon Just now @2795. Lets look at lack of preparation. Hospital Managers who declined to take up additional stock when advised by suppliers in JANUARY. = We are either in the company of Cummings, Johnson, Rees-Mogg or Ian Duncan Smith. Now which one are you
26/03/2020 09:47:58 6 2
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The 500,000 who have volunteered have done so to help the NHS not your ego Boris.
2799
26/03/2020 09:50:30 3 5
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2797. dragonette Easy to carp from the side lines isn't it? Why not stand for high public office and let's see how you get on. Smacks of Momentum on line following JC's retirement to the back benches.
2800
26/03/2020 09:51:40 1 3
bbc
Eden,s resignation in 1956 was pale tame stuff compared to the muck up Boris has made on the testing issue delay. Better late than never may not be good enough now - ,bet you now wish you voted for Hunt,with his medical background ,you 160,000 party voters but we did warn you but you never listened.
26/03/2020 09:53:21 0 3
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2800. tigers Still no response and/or comment to my 2796, replying to your thoughts on testing. Says it all!
26/03/2020 10:05:57 3 0
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2800/2806. tigers I approach this as a Lib Dem and Remainer/Rejoiner whom you couldn't pay to vote for Mr Johnson. But with respect, a high profile political resignation and the ensuing turmoil is something we need right now like a hole in the head!
26/03/2020 10:29:08 4 0
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2800. Posted bytigerson 34 minutes ago Better late than never may not be good enough now - ,bet you now wish you voted for Hunt,with his medical background ,you 160,000 party voters but we did warn you but you never listened. --- Had a bit of expertise, wasn't obviously posh or funny enough. Not strong enough on Brexit. Doesn't give good headline. Faithful to his partner. No chance.