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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nic
25/03/2020 10:20:00 44 86
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UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus
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25/03/2020 10:29:22 41 12
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60. Posted by nic on 5 minutes ago UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus. No people just need to stay at home. Unbelievable, there's still people like you blaming everything on immigration!
25/03/2020 20:08:40 10 1
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@101. Posted byBoss Times I know. Imagine suggesting that huge numbers of people moving in and out of a country might help spread a virus. What a ridiculous suggestion.
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25/03/2020 10:29:22 14 7
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Makes you proud to be British.
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25/03/2020 10:25:22 9 2
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Thank you to all volunteers, NHS staff and many others in jobs where they are putting themselves at risk to help. What about an award or (recycled!)medal in due course to recognise their heroism and altrusim, I realise that costs money but it's hard to know how else to show our heart felt support.
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25/03/2020 10:25:22 9 3
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Surely the government volunteers should be tested for themselves and for the people they will come into contact with.
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mal
25/03/2020 10:29:22 17 3
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Well done, and thank you to all volunteers. Proving Britain really is Great.
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DBT
25/03/2020 10:29:32 117 6
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Same sick people posting the same sick comments. Time to grow up girls and boys and stop trolling every HYS with your dribble. This is not a story of denial, politics or religion, its about coming together and helping others.
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25/03/2020 10:29:32 14 15
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Look at Scotland. They have made all hospital parking free for three months. But wait. We have been told by the newspapers and Tory politicians that ALL hospital parking was free and paid for by the English taxpayer. How can it be suspended if it was free? They could not have been lying ...... yet again.
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25/03/2020 10:29:42 14 10
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Saw Russian news . Putin visited a hospital ..wore a full hazmat biological warfare suit Thats the level of equipment you need to be wearing
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25/03/2020 10:29:42 14 5
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It is times like this when we all find out who we really are: Are we kind, considerate and helpful pillars of our community as we see here or are we the greedy selfish type we have seen in our supermarkets in recent weeks? By now we must all know which type we are and whether, when this is all over, we will be able to hold our heads high or be filled with shame.
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25/03/2020 10:29:42 198 18
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As an extremely vulnerable person, can you please stop using the supermarket online delivery service if you are able to do your own shopping? That would be the biggest help to me.
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nic
25/03/2020 10:20:00 44 86
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UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus
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25/03/2020 10:30:23 27 11
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60. nic UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus --- Good to see that even at a time of national crisis anti-immigrant bigots never miss a chance to perpetuate a disgusting lie. If you didn't understand what low-lifes these people are before you certainly should now.
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This is the First good thing the govt has encouraged. Vulnerable, elderly etc stay at home, we will bring you food. But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you. Stop being puss@es Removed
112. Posted by Ryan "But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you." --------------------------------------------------- You complete and utter moron. Get an education - you're a danger to all of us! Removed
112. Posted by Ryan "But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you." -------------------------------------------------------- I rather doubt your scientific credentials Ryan but have a think. We are effectively closing down the World at a cost of trillions. Of course it's a bloody serious threat or we just wouldn't. Idiot. Removed
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25/03/2020 13:05:15 6 5
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112. Ryan This is the First good thing the govt has encouraged. Vulnerable, elderly etc stay at home, we will bring you food. But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you. Stop being puss@es --- https://giphy.com/gifs/cmYsdSxgnQJy0
@112 Ryan You really are a Cee U Next Tuesday Removed
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25/03/2020 10:30:33 33 4
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Every adult in the UK on a low income, is going to need financial help. An almost instant way to help them is to stop the banks from charging overdraft and credit card interest during the crisis. Recent changes to overdrafts (courtesy of the FCA) has meant that many banks are now charging even more interest than previously, some are now charging an interest rate of nearly 40% (EAR).
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25/03/2020 10:36:46 1 3
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@113 ......Is this correct? If it is, then the senior execs who authorised this policy need to be named in the national news
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25/03/2020 14:52:01 2 2
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@113 Bilzin ‘ Are we about to see a shopping frenzy where sponges and stout twigs are involved I wonder ?’ I spend most afternoons sticking together newspaper pictures of Boris.
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25/03/2020 10:30:43 27 1
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This is fantastic news. Headline grabbing stories of panic buying would lead you to believe the human race is a wretched thing. This is the other side of the coin and shows the compassion that resides in many of us. My sincere, heartfelt thanks to all who volunteer for this and other schemes of kindness. We will get through this crisis together. Stay safe everyone
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25/03/2020 10:30:43 18 5
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Proud of you UK.... well done
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25/03/2020 10:25:00 48 24
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17.Keith Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media ======= Asking why frontline medical staff don't have the necessary protective equipment isn't 'heckling'. It's rightly holding a Government to account who have repeatedly failed our nurses & doctors. Many don't like being reminded of the consequences of their political choices.
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25/03/2020 10:30:53 13 22
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@64. St MIchael Asking why frontline medical staff don't have the necessary protective equipment isn't 'heckling'. It's rightly holding a Government to account who have repeatedly failed our nurses & doctors. --- Absolute rubbish. There will be a time and place in the future for that kind of enquiry. It's not now, we are where we are and this blame BS is VERY unhelpful.
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25/03/2020 10:26:01 12 28
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dont expect to use the tube to get there despite only a very small % of the population having the virus....... amongst tube staff the sick rate is over 30% since this outbreak causing reduction in services and packed tube trains......and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq"
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25/03/2020 10:30:53 26 3
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75. Posted by1811on 1 minute ago "and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq" " ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Maybe layoff the "Trumpisms", they're not getting him anywhere.
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25/03/2020 10:31:13 27 29
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Boris: “Stay indoors, stay home, self isolate! Oh and btw, can you pretty please help the NHS? Soz for not putting pennies in for the last 10 years, Ta public! Peace out”
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25/03/2020 10:31:43 45 4
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Fantastic effort by the British public, it is humbling... Look out for each other we will get through this..
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25/03/2020 10:16:56 496 25
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Good to see people coming together in this time of crisis. I don't think the community spirit of this country is gone, as much as the media would have us believe that's the case.
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25/03/2020 10:31:43 48 4
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4. John Howard Norfolk Not sure how many young folks are offering..... Perhaps we need to restore National Service! ======= £100 says you're not over 75 & therefore didn't do national service. It's always those who didn't do it themselves that want it imposed on others. Odd
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25/03/2020 10:40:28 18 6
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@120. St MIchael, I didn't do national service but it has a place. Surely it makes sense for anyone under 30 who has been unemployed for more than 2 years, and is physically and mentally able, to do some form of national service. That could be in armed forces, or even working as orderlies in the NHS, doing work in the community like driving the disabled and Elderly around.
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25/03/2020 10:31:53 28 8
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Crisis time: we love doctors, nurses & hospital workers Other time: we treat them like crap with pay cuts etc...
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25/03/2020 10:29:02 10 4
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I'm on the district line towards upminater its empty only 8 people on it
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25/03/2020 10:31:53 7 5
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98. Posted by dean "I'm on the district line towards upminater…….." --- Why??
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Tim
25/03/2020 10:32:14 23 31
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Bravo. Perhaps Corbyn and the twitterati can now wind their necks in now about NHS cuts and back our nation. No-one staffs an organisation for a pandemic.
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25/03/2020 10:54:52 11 7
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@123 "No one staffs an organisation for a pandemic" No, but you staff them well enough so that the service isn't buckling a week into one!
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25/03/2020 10:32:34 15 33
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This is a cynical PR stunt. What about DBS checks? How will these people be managed? Combine this with releasing inmates and the admission that the police will not be following up “less serious” crimes Self employed people not being paid at all now expected to work for nothing? Yes. A cynical PR stunt. Disgraceful.
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25/03/2020 10:28:42 28 47
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What a great spirit. Perhaps the remoaners on here could keep quiet today as well
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25/03/2020 10:32:34 34 7
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95. Posted by boycie on Just now What a great spirit. Perhaps the remoaners on here could keep quiet today as well. There aren't any remoaners here, most of them will be working on the NHS front line.
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25/03/2020 10:32:34 7 1
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well done to all who volunteering, am a key worker or I would do same, its a pity these selfless prats would have the same mind-set and try and help and stay home!!!!!
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25/03/2020 10:32:44 42 6
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Boycie, this remoaner is in Spain but I've offered my house in England to a nurse free of charge until this is over, why did you even have to bring brexit into it?
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25/03/2020 10:32:54 34 7
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A quarter of a million grown ups ( Neither Brexiteers or Remoaners ) out to put the Great back in Britain. It is time we all pulled in the same direction
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25/03/2020 10:32:54 22 4
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There will always be a minority of good people who will place the needs of others above there’s and they are to be applauded. And then there are those who will selfishly carry on traveling to unnecessary work, defrauding, socialising and profiteering from this. Don't kill Grandma
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25/03/2020 10:32:54 10 4
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Why are construction sites still being allowed to operate? Construction operatives are now testing positive on sites. Only a matter of time before the NHS is overwhelmed. https://www.building.co.uk/news/work-continues-on-laing-orourkes-manchester-airport-site-despite-positive-coronavirus-test/5105144.article
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25/03/2020 10:33:14 20 3
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Could I volunteer please ? I'd like to be a brain surgeon ... and find out what makes all the imbeciles tick who are still flouting the isolation rules. Looking at the pictures it just confirms that stupidity isn't confined to a single generation.
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25/03/2020 10:43:40 4 0
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@131 Bedlington boy No point in being a brain surgeon especially when you can't operate on something that's not there. I don't see any intelligence or common sense in these panic buyers so I guess they run on batteries so you might want to change your vocation , electrician perhaps!
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25/03/2020 10:33:24 12 9
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All these volunteers are a good thing, but given the example of our public behaviour to date, we should be cautious. Cheating to get our kids in school, panic buying, ignoring advice 'we know best', spitting at police, stealing sanitizers & toilet rolls from hospitals. Bet there are a few who see it as how to get a 'NHS volunteer title' so they can queue jump. Sorry but that is the way it is.
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25/03/2020 10:26:01 20 24
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Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. Perhaps we need to restore National Service!
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25/03/2020 10:33:24 12 10
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@74 John Howard Norfolk Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. Perhaps we need to restore National Service! Time to involve the Army. A night stick around the back of their heads will sober them up. Come on Boris.
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25/03/2020 10:33:24 11 21
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Khan should but out; We need one consistent message from the government (right or wrong) fed by its experts. he is neither. Just some one with an opinion like the rest of us. He should be ashamed of himself and focus on real matters in lond vs whinging
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25/03/2020 10:33:44 20 6
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Anyone else notice how the number of people making comments on HYS has dropped considerably? Which suggests that under normal circumstances people are commenting from work? Just saying.
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25/03/2020 10:34:04 14 6
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I'm hoping that, somehow, the volunteers will be checked for criminal records as well as being checked medically. Unfortunately, in particular, I can see criminals volunteering to get an official ID card to be able to "get a foot in the door" of the most vulnerable. Having said that, I hope as many as possible will join me in sending out a hearty "well done" to all those who volunteered!
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25/03/2020 10:34:04 20 17
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SHUT DOWN LONDON,THATS WERE THE PROBLEMS ARE THE MOST SEVERE,AND GIVE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY A BREAK!!!!
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25/03/2020 10:34:14 9 2
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God but they have done that in France and now are asking for volunteers to help pick crops in the fields as the Poles etc will not be coming this year. What will the Uk do???
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25/03/2020 10:34:25 7 4
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Considering half the cars in my road are being driven without any MOT and tax according to the government website (some for over 12 months) by their owners despite me reporting this to the police and they do nothing is it wise to defer cars that might be deathtraps even further ?
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25/03/2020 10:37:36 6 1
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@139 I do think they are going to have to announce MOT measures, many MOT's that expire until Sep of this year are deferred to next year. Tax I think still needs to be paid where possible, the economy still have to keep moving so everyone receives help that needs it.
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25/03/2020 10:21:08 21 192
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If the media get there way . They will close all our industry and bankrupt and give them More doom . The benefits system is already overwhelmed . So how do people access money with none !! This is without stopping 5 million self employed who will have to access money through no fault of there own . You are idiots BBC SKY and irisponsible . NO GOV can borrow money fir everybody . DEPPRESION
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25/03/2020 10:34:45 2 2
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@40 by clive …..That's a shocking, and awful attitude to have towards ppl safety.
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25/03/2020 10:34:55 11 17
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Sorry to say but the biggest disappointment of this crisis is the non existent Mayor of London. It's like London does not have a mayor. Where is he? The only decision he's made to reduce number of trains and carriages backfired as people now travel in petri dishes and the outbreak continues.
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25/03/2020 10:26:41 22 22
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£156BN a year + 100,000's of Volunteer's The whole country seems to revolve around the sacrosanct NHS, with no one DARING to ask any questions as to why the layer's of highly paid management didn't organise basic disaster contingency items such as protective clothing & ventilators???
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25/03/2020 10:35:05 13 7
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@77. You are right and those who marked you down are wrong. There was a lady on the R4 this morning telling how NHS Managers declined additional equipment at the end of January. My son's company experienced the same. NHS - GREAT DRS and NURSES but Pathetic Managers. Proud to be a volunteer....
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25/03/2020 10:35:05 17 4
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In this time where people are hoarding toilet rolls and food, and some are even going so far as to mug NHS staff for their ID cards, it's encouraging to note that there are still good people in this country. There just might be hope for us yet, well some of us.
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25/03/2020 10:35:05 14 24
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I’m volunteering locally to help my neighbours with shopping etc. Who I won’t help is all the self employed people that have dodged paying the right amount of tax for 10 years and now want financial help... You should have saved some of that for this rainy day! (I’m guessing by hiding notes under the bed?)
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25/03/2020 10:35:15 13 4
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I think many more people would be willing to volunteer if they believed that they would be given the personal protective equipment needed. Hearing about even frontline medics in the NHS struggling to get basic PPE doesn't inspire confidence. What happened to the stockpiles of equipment & medicine that the government claimed to have built up last year in preparation for a no-deal Brexit?
This is the First good thing the govt has encouraged. Vulnerable, elderly etc stay at home, we will bring you food. But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you. Stop being puss@es Removed
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112. Posted by Ryan "But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you." --------------------------------------------------- You complete and utter moron. Get an education - you're a danger to all of us! Removed
@146 Your a cretin. If bozo told you to jump youd say how high. Your a danger to intelligent life. Clown. Removed
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25/03/2020 10:16:56 26 395
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Most of them hoping it will get them early access to the shops in nhs hour.
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25/03/2020 10:35:25 97 6
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@5. Achilleson Most of them hoping it will get them early access to the shops in nhs hour. ---------------------------------- Your post tells us more about you than the volunteers. It tells us that it's what you'd do if you were a volunteer. It tells us that you're dishonest and untrustworthy. It tells us that at heart, you're a liar.
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25/03/2020 10:35:25 17 11
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"Thousands volunteer to help NHS with vulnerable" GREAT HEADLINE But in reality PPE is what the NHS needs and will save lives Ventilators are what the NHS needs and will save lives Testing testing testing is what the NHS needs and will save lives A leader who doesn't follow herd immunity and doesn't give out deliberately confusing messages is what the NHS needs and will save lives
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25/03/2020 10:35:35 43 5
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Its great to see people coming together like this, a particular story from Italy touched me, no matter what your religion or lack of it, a true hero sacrificing himself to save some one he doesn't know Giuseppe Berardelli, A Roman Catholic priest giving up his ventilator to save a youngster he was true to his faith & love for anyone in need he made the ultimate sacrifice!
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25/03/2020 10:35:35 1 6
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Same for everything else all should close up
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25/03/2020 10:18:47 58 41
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Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media, while decent people just simply ignore them and step up to help in a time of need. Good on everyone who has volunteered.
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25/03/2020 10:35:55 21 13
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17. Posted byKeithon 11 minutes ago Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media ---------------------------- Well if he had got it right in the 1st place. Italy was a living breathing demonstration of how not to do it! Yet he did and has probably cost lives. Herd immunity anyone?
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25/03/2020 10:45:21 21 9
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151 Williams 'Herd immunity anyone?' Herd immunity is fine. But including the old and 'at risk' in the herd, as was the government strategy, was insanity. Govt. Realised their mistake and have now gone for a lockdown, but still not really a lockdown! Too little, too late, as many now have the virus, and it's still spreading. Unfortunately, many will perish from these mistakes.
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25/03/2020 11:20:40 13 1
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151.Williams “Herd immunity anyone?” As you may have some time on your hands, Read up on the effect ‘new’ diseases brought over by European settlers to the Americas had on the native populations who had never encountered them and therefore had no immunity to, then consider what we are dealing with now is a ‘new’ disease and try to understand why herd immunity isn’t plan A anymore.
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25/03/2020 10:36:06 19 2
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Well done England for being that quick to help. Time to stand with each other has come.
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25/03/2020 10:36:36 15 1
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It is wonderful that 99.99% of this nation are doing everything in their power to do the right thing and bring this awful crisis to an end as quickly as possible. Sacrificing seeing Family, and especially missing young children growing up being one of the most brutal. It's a real shame that an idiotic minority remain ignorant.
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25/03/2020 10:36:36 11 1
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Simple and clear communications to the public are of vital importance. Remove ambiguity. Apply meaningful consequences for breaking the rules & utilise the military to support police in enforcing. No it's not nice, but neither is having thousands die due to ignorance.
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25/03/2020 10:36:46 6 4
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Fantastic. Well done to those stepping forward. The relentlessly negative picture of the nation perpetually painted by the BBC once more punctured by reality.
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Ben
25/03/2020 10:36:46 12 12
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Is interesting watching this from Scotland. Throughout this crisis, Boris Johnston's announcements have come one day after Nicola Sturgeon. Yesterday, Ms Sturgeon announced that only construction workers who are building hospitals should work. So I fully expect the same announcement from the uk government today.
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25/03/2020 10:37:56 7 10
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#156 NS will soon be out of job,Scotland is in crisis.
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25/03/2020 10:30:33 33 4
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Every adult in the UK on a low income, is going to need financial help. An almost instant way to help them is to stop the banks from charging overdraft and credit card interest during the crisis. Recent changes to overdrafts (courtesy of the FCA) has meant that many banks are now charging even more interest than previously, some are now charging an interest rate of nearly 40% (EAR).
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25/03/2020 10:36:46 1 3
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@113 ......Is this correct? If it is, then the senior execs who authorised this policy need to be named in the national news
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25/03/2020 10:36:56 1 3
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The lack of readiness due to years of poor housekeeping by the politicians will lead to further problems. I fear that a lot of well meaning people will form themselves into vigilante groups to help others. This will leave many sidelined and put at significant risk. This plan needs thorough coordination. Existing groups that are providing help need to fall into line.
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25/03/2020 10:37:06 24 194
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As a former homeless person why the F should i listen to the govt on owt? They have never had an interest in humanity. I wont be following any guidelines thanks very much. Call me selfish but the people youve always voted into office are the selfish @@@@@
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25/03/2020 10:42:19 19 5
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@159 -As a former homeless person why the * should I listen to the govt on owt? Not just this government that ignored homeless. Labour built less than 7000 social houses over 13 years. When this virus is over, the housing crisis that has been ignored for decades will be there for all to see. For now though lets help others & volunteer. We need to change society and maybe this will be the reset.
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25/03/2020 10:45:01 33 3
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159. Ryan I understand your frustration. I have slept rough before now. I have no liking for this government, and even (heresy in some quarters) question some of the more draconian measures. But the fact remains, there is still a crisis and still suffering, and at the moment all that matters is that we are all human, and all should help where we can. Back to old scores when it's over.
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25/03/2020 10:37:36 9 1
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Great to see and refreshing too as things like this tend to restore ones faith in humanity. A great lesson for the 'why should I?' mob.
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25/03/2020 10:34:25 7 4
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Considering half the cars in my road are being driven without any MOT and tax according to the government website (some for over 12 months) by their owners despite me reporting this to the police and they do nothing is it wise to defer cars that might be deathtraps even further ?
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25/03/2020 10:37:36 6 1
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@139 I do think they are going to have to announce MOT measures, many MOT's that expire until Sep of this year are deferred to next year. Tax I think still needs to be paid where possible, the economy still have to keep moving so everyone receives help that needs it.
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25/03/2020 10:37:46 10 1
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Now yesterday I posted a comment which was withdrawn: I was simply drawing attention to the callousness, cruelty and abuse in many BBC HYS comments. This crisis is exposing the true character of people in the UK. It is time for us to put aside our stigmas, and recognise that there are Millennials and Baby-boomers who are selfless, and empathetic towards others.
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25/03/2020 10:37:46 4 5
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More important is to track, isolate and limit f incomers at borders, ports and airports. If this had been done right at the start ,this highly disruptive and expensive f Shot down could have been avoided.no lessons were learnt from looking at example from Taiwan and Vietnam that have controlled incomers and reduced the impact on their countries.
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25/03/2020 10:37:46 12 2
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Well done to the NHS workers & volunteers, you are all super heroes. Wish I could help. Here in Scotland the SG treated the SNHS workers like crap for years, then expect them to step up to the plate, which they will ofcourse without complaint.
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Ben
25/03/2020 10:36:46 12 12
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Is interesting watching this from Scotland. Throughout this crisis, Boris Johnston's announcements have come one day after Nicola Sturgeon. Yesterday, Ms Sturgeon announced that only construction workers who are building hospitals should work. So I fully expect the same announcement from the uk government today.
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25/03/2020 10:37:56 7 10
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#156 NS will soon be out of job,Scotland is in crisis.
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25/03/2020 10:23:50 38 8
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Why do people keep bleating on about being tested, it's a waste of NHS resources unless it's at point of admission to hospital. So you test me today and in 3 days you find I'm negative, do you then test me again and again!!!! Much better would be to test for antibodies to see if you've had it, then if you have you can help to keep the country running.
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25/03/2020 10:37:56 9 3
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55SimonRon ..people keep..on about being tested..waste of NHS resources...test me today and in 3 days ..I'm negative.. better..to test for antibodies..keep the country running - Countries who have tested contacted and isolated vigorously are able to contain the spread and have lower death rates If youngsters died would there be a stricter policy? Do we know you can't catch it again?
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25/03/2020 10:37:56 11 10
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Crisis time: we love doctors, nurses & ... Other time: we treat them like crap with pay cuts etc... >>>Sorry nurses are paid well. My daughter has just qualified and is paid more than i pay my junior software developers and whatever the demand (normally) for nurses its probably 10*more re developers...and before its said, software tends to make nearly every,if not every,business go round inc nhs
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25/03/2020 10:38:07 21 1
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I have a valid PVG certificate and a clean driving licence, fit and healthy. An appeal has gone out locally for drivers to deliver food and medicines to the at risk and vulnerable however I am not eligible as I am too old at 62! Good job my immediate neighbours don't think like this.
UPVOTE if you think Sir Boris Johnson should be KNIGHTEDafter his BREXCELLENT negotiation skills during our fantastic departure from the EU, as well as his inspiring service during the coronavirus outbreak Downvote if you are a bigot!! Removed
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25/03/2020 10:38:07 20 9
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@9. UPVOTE if you think Sir Boris Johnson should be KNIGHTEDafter his BREXCELLENT negotiation skills during our fantastic departure from the EU, as well as his inspiring service during the coronavirus outbreak Bojoke took his eye off the ball whilst getting his wet dream completed, no PPE kit or covid test left for NHS staff, asleep at the wheel, tar and feather job at best.
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25/03/2020 10:38:07 6 3
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Yer And it took my NHS nurse partner. About 30 seconds to register for extra hours haha ?? ***Click here to fight the Corona*** Haha ?? Good job NHS ????
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25/03/2020 10:38:17 28 1
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For every idiot stockpiling food or nicking NHS staff ID's to get slightly easier access to groceries there's one volunteering for the NHS. Slight faith in humanity restored.
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25/03/2020 10:38:27 6 0
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The comment that UK vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing needs to be the subject of a separate news post on the homepage.
25/03/2020 19:03:59 9 6
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#172 Left are champagne socialists milking the so called oppressed - Sir Starmer, Lady Nugee, Corbyn, millionaires to name a few. Have the Tory s sold the NHS yet - 50 years and counting BUT does not stop Labour people from going private when they want to does it. So much for the NHS then as far as certain Labour people go.
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25/03/2020 10:38:37 11 3
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Could I volunteer please ? I'd like to be a brain surgeon ... and find out what makes all the imbeciles tick who are still flouting the isolation rules. == Sorry, already beaten you to that job. And things are not looking good.
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25/03/2020 10:29:37 7 7
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Flights are still coming in, cannot understand from Rome, Seattle, Toronto
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174. aks Flights are still coming in, cannot understand from Rome, Seattle, Toronto == It's not difficult to understand unless you are a blinkered f**l
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25/03/2020 10:30:37 23 144
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We let prisoners out and lock the school kids up, but this is what lefties wanted.. Closures.. ??
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175 Mike What total p@@@. Are you a real person? Can't believe anyone not made up could make as crass a comment as that.
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25/03/2020 10:30:37 6 4
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Oh dear - cue stories in a few months about couples finding love as they volunteered and beat the plague to finally marry. This virus didn't take all the fun put of everything they will say LOL
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I do like the idea, but fear this is VERY RISKY. My dad has recently had chemo and is very vulnerable beeb. The idea that a volunteer who is circulating between many houses, having been in a household themselves sounds like a recipe for spreading the desease. Better to have another family member who is isolating to do these duties. DON'T ADD ANY NEW RISKS, BEEB.
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"177. HYS - Global warming helps my suntan I do like the idea, but fear this is VERY RISKY... ...DON'T ADD ANY NEW RISKS, BEEB." It's not the BBC's plan, they're doing what is known as 'reporting'.
Imagine being a brexit supporting, Tory voting self employed right now.Dear, oh dear oh dear talk about chickens coming home to roost Removed
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178. Posted by fellared Imagine being a brexit supporting, Tory voting self employed right now.Dear, oh dear oh dear talk about chickens coming home to roost --- Here's and idea, stop bleating on about Brexit, it's the past. The future is the country needing to pull together, now more so than any time since the war. Give it a rest, you tedious little person.
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25/03/2020 10:38:57 18 17
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I hope they are going to be paid some of that mythical £350 million a week.
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25/03/2020 10:38:57 13 11
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This is a heart-warming after my disbelief about how badly many people in Sevenoaks have acted by panic buying in the supermarkets round here. A positive story for once from the BBC who have set themselves up as the carping from the sidelines organisation.
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25/03/2020 10:39:37 21 24
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Can I sign up to be Health Secretary? I have no experience, no qualifications for it and at the slightest difficulty I'm like a rabbit caught in headlights! I'm not going to make a worse job of what we already have.
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25/03/2020 10:39:37 9 5
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Best thing you can all do is stay at home....before they get the Army out
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25/03/2020 10:39:37 6 4
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Apparently Prince Charles has tested positive. He's 71 .
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25/03/2020 10:39:47 61 2
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Tim 123 why are you having a dig at corbyn this has nothing to do with politics this is about good people volunteering to help the NHS go away in some corner with you politics with the other waster well done all you volunteering you are what we need at this time not politics
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25/03/2020 10:39:47 50 3
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I am one of the former nurses who have joined the emergency register in order to enlist in the NHS again. I just hope I am provided with sufficient protection for me and my family.
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25/03/2020 10:31:43 48 4
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4. John Howard Norfolk Not sure how many young folks are offering..... Perhaps we need to restore National Service! ======= £100 says you're not over 75 & therefore didn't do national service. It's always those who didn't do it themselves that want it imposed on others. Odd
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25/03/2020 10:40:28 18 6
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@120. St MIchael, I didn't do national service but it has a place. Surely it makes sense for anyone under 30 who has been unemployed for more than 2 years, and is physically and mentally able, to do some form of national service. That could be in armed forces, or even working as orderlies in the NHS, doing work in the community like driving the disabled and Elderly around.
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This is really great to see. Let's hope as a society we are able to keep up this good will as we try to re build when this is over. There will always be the moaners who expect everyone to do everything for them & find is so easy to stand to the side & critisise. Luckily for them there are good people in the UK who will look after them. Unfortunately we Brits & our press love a blame game.
Imagine being a brexit supporting, Tory voting self employed right now.Dear, oh dear oh dear talk about chickens coming home to roost Removed
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178. Posted by fellared Imagine being a brexit supporting, Tory voting self employed right now.Dear, oh dear oh dear talk about chickens coming home to roost --- Here's and idea, stop bleating on about Brexit, it's the past. The future is the country needing to pull together, now more so than any time since the war. Give it a rest, you tedious little person.
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25/03/2020 10:44:51 24 15
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189. Magichat 178. fellared Imagine being a brexit supporting, Tory voting self employed right now. Talk about chickens coming home to roost Here's and idea, stop bleating on about Brexit, it's the past. The future is the country needing to pull together, now more so than any time since the war. Brexit is not in the past, we are last in the line for medical supplies.xxxx
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189. Posted byMagichaton Just now 178. Posted by fellared --- Here's and idea, stop bleating on about Brexit, it's the past. The future is the country needing to pull together, now more so than any time since the war. Give it a rest, you tedious little person. ** Fair comment but I think a lot of people fear that after this catastrophe there is another one waiting to happen
112. Posted by Ryan "But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you." --------------------------------------------------- You complete and utter moron. Get an education - you're a danger to all of us! Removed
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@146 Your a cretin. If bozo told you to jump youd say how high. Your a danger to intelligent life. Clown. Removed
This is the First good thing the govt has encouraged. Vulnerable, elderly etc stay at home, we will bring you food. But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you. Stop being puss@es Removed
112. Posted by Ryan "But everyone else for god sake go back to work + crack on. This virus is no threat to you." -------------------------------------------------------- I rather doubt your scientific credentials Ryan but have a think. We are effectively closing down the World at a cost of trillions. Of course it's a bloody serious threat or we just wouldn't. Idiot. Removed
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191 I doubt my scientific credentials too. Logic, not a problem. What your going to do is extend the length of the virus over here while spain, italy and china get back to normal. Do you want an indefinite virus you buffoon? Better for the vulnerable and elderly to isolate and the rest get it or take jabs with it in.
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25/03/2020 10:26:01 20 24
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Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. Perhaps we need to restore National Service!
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25/03/2020 10:41:08 42 3
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74. Posted byJohn Howard Norfolkon Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. ------- My kids are currently volunteering to take shopping and prescriptions to elderly housebound. I hope you're not one of them.
25/03/2020 20:42:31 7 2
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192 - Assert without evidence... Cheers!
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25/03/2020 10:41:28 31 1
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I don't live in London so I may be talking nonsense, but … surely there must be a greatly reduced amount of traffic ( if not, why not ), so could not the current restrictions and penalties imposed by TFL on movement and parking be temporarily eased to allow more workers to use their cars to work and ease the congestion on the tube trains for those that can't ?
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25/03/2020 10:41:28 16 55
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Lets get real,Nurses and Doctors do a fine job,its all the others that a waste of time.Everytime I have gone to the local hospital you can count on the fingers of one hand the number who do not have a coffee in their hand and are stood around talking.
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25/03/2020 10:41:28 133 5
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Well done to those who have signed up. You muppets having BBQ'S and strolling up Snowdonia are putting us all in danger
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25/03/2020 10:41:39 3 20
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Talk about journalism, we Don't even know if Liverpool will still win the league. Too much stuff generally is still up the air
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25/03/2020 10:41:49 9 12
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I agree with Jacob Rees Mogg that the priority is for the taxpayer to support big business such as Barclays and Easy Jet and Wetherspoons in this crisis. Their shareholders need a return on investment.
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25/03/2020 10:43:40 6 4
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@197. We are all shareholders. Pensions schemes invest in these businesses...
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25/03/2020 10:42:19 6 2
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There is a significant number of construction workers who are "off the books"; given that most newly built buildings remain empty for months after completion, I can see no reason why non-essential construction work should be halted.
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25/03/2020 10:42:19 77 2
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Issue the police and emergency workers with a spray of gentian violet. Then when any oik spits or coughs at them on purpose, (Doncaster & Wakefield yesterday) they can be identified. Parents, if you kids turn up covered in purple dye you know what the little darlings have been up to. Yes it is a bit radical but our emergency services have enough to do.
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25/03/2020 10:37:06 24 194
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As a former homeless person why the F should i listen to the govt on owt? They have never had an interest in humanity. I wont be following any guidelines thanks very much. Call me selfish but the people youve always voted into office are the selfish @@@@@
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@159 -As a former homeless person why the * should I listen to the govt on owt? Not just this government that ignored homeless. Labour built less than 7000 social houses over 13 years. When this virus is over, the housing crisis that has been ignored for decades will be there for all to see. For now though lets help others & volunteer. We need to change society and maybe this will be the reset.