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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That's very nice. Interesting to see the BBC saying something positive rather than alternating between reporting Labour HQ's latest press release, patronising "explanations" on "how to wash you hands" and what "isolation" means, and "why this niche group is definitely affected more than everyone else and really needs £1bn from the tax payer.
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25/03/2020 10:42:19 7 18
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But only in England. Because in other areas it is devolved. The devolved talking shops are an utter waste of money.
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25/03/2020 10:42:39 5 3
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I thought you was joking about Prince Charles. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/prince-charles-tested-positive-coronavirus-21750981 Wow! He clearly has high blood pressure as well. Putting him very much at high risk of death with age as well.
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25/03/2020 10:42:59 12 4
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Britain at its best ??
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25/03/2020 10:42:59 15 15
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And once again, the Tories will get away with the criminal underfunding of our core services thanks to the kindness of people in this country
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25/03/2020 10:42:59 10 3
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time to step up and “See what you can do for your country and not what your country can do for you”. Put your mobile phones away and volunteer to distribute food etc that means no social contact with the elderly, clean hospitals or is that “beneath” you. Just volunteer it’s a mind blowing, feel good and sharing experience.
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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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25/03/2020 10:43:20 3 0
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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 10:33:14 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 10:41:49 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 10:43:40 6 1
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Hopefully they can make a real difference. I believe in China they drafted in at least tens of thousands of people from other Chinese regions to help in Wuhan.
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25/03/2020 10:51:52 5 3
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210.paul80 Hopefully.. make a real difference... in China they drafted in at least tens of thousands of people from other Chinese regions to help in Wuhan. =Yes, but those are top/professional medical staff (most are also COMMUNIST members!!) from hospitals of other regions of China. Also they got paid tripled in wages and could get promotion afterwards,NOT volunteers like helpers of charity
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25/03/2020 10:15:56 815 27
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The British people pulling together. Adversity brings out the best of this nation.
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25/03/2020 10:43:40 18 1
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3. Richard ....."adversity brings the best out of this nation"..... Interestingly every nation is the same. Exactly the same.
211. Posted by drewsels on 7 minutes ago 3. Richard ....."adversity brings the best out of this nation"..... Interestingly every nation is the same. Exactly the same“ Yes, Richard. Time to put your Union Jack flag in the attic and recognise the very best attributes of humanity showing itself once again, as it has throughout history, the UK simply conforming to evolution.
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25/03/2020 10:32:30 12 72
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More fake news. Pure propaganda. Volunteering is merely a tick box exercise from the sofa with very few actually turning up.
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25/03/2020 10:59:49 15 3
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212. nic More fake news. Pure propaganda. Volunteering is merely a tick box exercise from the sofa with very few actually turning up. --- So now you've added people who volunteer to help to your hate list? Anti-social, conspiracy-believing bigots banging on about "fake news" while perpetuating their own brand of ignorant lies are not what Britain needs right now.
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25/03/2020 10:33:30 10 20
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So lets just run that by us again. You want us all to stay at home, to avoid risk. But you want us to sign up to help the NHS ? Mixed messages ? We can't pay bills because we lose our jobs. So lets all go out and work for the greater good ? I think not.
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25/03/2020 10:33:30 15 2
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This article brought out alot of emotion that I've not managed to release. I work as travel agent and whilst its not as important as health workers the stress we have been under getting everyone home has been quite a test knowing at the end of it all we may not have a job. I have faith that we will be a stronger nation after this....we must stand united. Keep up the good work everyone
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25/03/2020 10:35:30 13 1
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Wonderful NHS staff Can't praise them enough
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25/03/2020 10:35:30 17 1
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Where can I sign up please? With a neurological disorder it can be hard to find work, but I would love to do this wherever I can help. Maybe disabled but being useful helps me to get through the day, anyone may feel the same if they try. Stay safe everyone, look after each other. ?
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25/03/2020 10:36:30 5 10
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MOT's extended for 6 months, this will cause many problems and great difficulty with insurers, should someone have an accident. Lorries previously extended by 6 months and that's an even bigger problem.
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25/03/2020 10:48:13 8 3
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@217 MOT's extended for 6 months, this will cause many problems and great difficulty with insurers, should someone have an accident. Lorries previously extended by 6 months and that's an even bigger problem. No I said those that end within the next 6 months, extended to next year. That way everything stays the same with a simply bill through parliament. Covers everything & is common sense.
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25/03/2020 10:36:30 3 3
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Tom a chance to make a name for yourself.. take the lead.. ??
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25/03/2020 10:44:30 16 21
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This is the maddest, ill thought out PR stunt pulled so far by this inept and reckless Government in a desperate effort to pretend the Country is exhibiting the “Spirit of the Blitz”. Not one of these volunteers will be put into the field. It’s too risky on every level. What does Witty have to say about this? A cynical PR stunt and nothing more by “Hancock the useless”.
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25/03/2020 10:56:37 19 14
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219. Posted byTom-Stocktonon 9 minutes ago This is the maddest, ill thought out PR stunt pulled so far by this inept and reckless Government in a desperate effort to pretend the Country is exhibiting the “Spirit of the Blitz”. ---- I loathe this government with every fibre, but I've filled in the form. This is about your neighbours, not the Tories. Their time will come when this is all over.
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25/03/2020 10:40:38 26 22
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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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25/03/2020 10:44:51 6 5
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Whilst having a pop at construction be aware that there is plenty of anecdotal and pictorial evidence that those "at home" are having garden parties & bbqs whilst gangs of fetal children roam the streets. My site was slow to react yesterday but we have responded with additional spacing measures today. No queues to get in and no fixed break times. Workers are now embracing personal fesponsibility
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I thought about it, but decided to continue volunteering independently. For all the 1.5million most vulnerable people that will be shielded, there are millions more that might fall through the safety net. Local authority social work is inundated and at point of collapse already. There's more vulnerable people out there than you realise. They're just the one you know.....
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25/03/2020 10:48:33 9 2
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222. Posted byWhat a Carrie on at No10 I thought about it, but decided to continue volunteering independently. -- Your generosity is appreciated... Good luck..
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25/03/2020 10:45:01 9 2
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Penelope Re Oh dear - cue stories in a few months about couples finding love as they volunteered and beat the plague to finally marry I also think we will be seeing news on the high rate of births in the uk in 9-12 months.
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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 10:45:01 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 10:30:37 8 6
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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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25/03/2020 10:45:21 12 2
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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'.
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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 10:50:34 1 2
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226. Posted byBenon 1 minute ago 151 Williams 'Herd immunity anyone?' --------------------------------------- If you are questioning that comment I don't think you really understood it.
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25/03/2020 10:45:21 23 12
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If Prince Charles is only displaying mild symptoms then why has he been tested? All in the same boat?
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25/03/2020 10:48:53 19 5
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227. Posted by cb on Just now If Prince Charles is only displaying mild symptoms then why has he been tested? All in the same boat? Because he had recently been in contact with Albert of Monaco who also tested positive. It will be to trace people he has been in contact with to limit the spread and protect other people. A smart move. I hope he recovered like everyone else infected
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25/03/2020 10:45:41 15 9
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What idiot decided to cut the number of trains on the underground? To avoid crowding you need more at peak times, not fewer!! Stop the excuses like staff going sick - cancel all the off-peak trains and transfer shifts. And there are plenty of train drivers all over the country without work now - recruit a few of those, do crash training. Show some determination and nous! Where are you, Khan?
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 10:45:41 5 10
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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 10:45:41 24 3
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When all this is over, the list of key workers wants to be nailed to the door of number 11 Downing St. Just to remind him / her of who really needs the money.................
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25/03/2020 10:40:38 26 22
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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 10:45:41 24 12
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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
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25/03/2020 10:50:21 4 2
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@231 “Fair comment but I think a lot of people fear that after this catastrophe there is another one waiting to happen” Yes but that’s life, always has been and always will But they are unavoidable accidents Not comparable with some people choosing to inflict catastrophe on others because they don’t like them
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25/03/2020 10:46:01 19 5
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The news brought a lump to my throat when I heard it on the radio this morning. Fortunately, we still have millions of good people in this country. I salute them all.
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25/03/2020 10:46:22 7 5
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Respect for every nurse and volunteers BUT While the governments (all over the World) find thousands of volunteers they will NEVER paid more for the nurses. My mother was a nurse and it is the sad reality.
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25/03/2020 10:46:32 54 7
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To those people bashing devolved areas - Scotland is already ahead of England, the call went out before. In addition to this academics at Scotland's Universities with relevant skills (including myself) were emailed to work change research and volunteer doing Biomolecular work on the virus. So let's stop knocking other parts of the Nation, it's not helpful and just shows an unattractive bias
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25/03/2020 10:46:32 120 22
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Meanwhile can we please identify the female landlord that kicked out a surgeon who was working to help those with covid-19 because she was scared he would bring the disease to her rented property. She needs to be publicly named and shamed on prime time tv
Seriously what moronic idiot voted down #235 Removed
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25/03/2020 10:50:04 8 0
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235. PCS Plainly I share your anger at this person, but with respect, perhaps this is a time for head to rule heart, at least in such cases. If her name is made known she will quite possibly be subject to vigilantism, vandalism, etc, and don't the police have enough on their hands?
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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 10:46:52 4 3
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The NHS is asking people to use their cars for collecting patients and deliveries etc. What is the position regarding motor insurance in the event of accidents as most policies have exclusion clauses? It would be unfortunate for a volunteer to lose cover because they are helping the NHS.
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25/03/2020 10:47:02 4 4
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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. --- This is the ONLY request my NHS nurse partner has. **Me personally** I'm insisting. ????
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 10:47:22 15 6
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9. Wakuteka Take a Chance So you think Boris should be knighted.I assume you are joking. Brexit is irrelevant and increasingly so as we face the depression which will surely follow the current situation. Inspiring? He has only done what any PM would do when in this situation. There are 100s of people who are more deserving and do more for this country than he has ever done, or is likely to do.
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239. Posted byoakdene2001on 12 minutes ago 9. Wakuteka Take a Chance So you think Boris should be knighted.I assume you are joking. ** Just a thought Do you think you could have a word with HRM to make the strokes of the sword horizontal instead of vertical
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25/03/2020 10:47:43 8 22
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I agree with Dominic Cummings MP that this crisis is linked to Brexit.
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25/03/2020 10:47:53 16 3
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just picking up on the prisoner release also in this article... Is it just me, or does anyone else think this is a bad idea?
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25/03/2020 11:02:40 7 2
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241. Liquid Lunchon picking up on the prisoner release also in this article.. Is it just me, or does anyone else think this is a bad idea? --- No many good options available. Prisons and probation were cut to the bone and struggling in normal times (not a political point, just a fact), they can't safely manage the medical issues within the prison population on top of their own staff absences.
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25/03/2020 10:39:03 12 1
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Respect to everyone who has volunteered. Helping to restore faith in human nature
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25/03/2020 10:41:03 9 12
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Looks like the gov knew the actual situation is much worse than they let the public know............NOW it is even begging for volunteers to help NHS !!! The current uk regime should be transparent for info as it is the only way to let the public know how serious it is so that people would act to protect themselves, not trying to "defer" the case by telling the public "herd immunity" nonsense
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25/03/2020 10:42:03 12 3
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I tip my hat to all volunteers.... You are a huge credit to our great nation.
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25/03/2020 10:36:30 5 10
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MOT's extended for 6 months, this will cause many problems and great difficulty with insurers, should someone have an accident. Lorries previously extended by 6 months and that's an even bigger problem.
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25/03/2020 10:48:13 8 3
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@217 MOT's extended for 6 months, this will cause many problems and great difficulty with insurers, should someone have an accident. Lorries previously extended by 6 months and that's an even bigger problem. No I said those that end within the next 6 months, extended to next year. That way everything stays the same with a simply bill through parliament. Covers everything & is common sense.
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25/03/2020 10:48:13 14 6
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Apparently Prince Charles has tested positive. From a statement at Clarence House: ‘In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.’ He is said to have mild symptoms. NHS111 advice is no testing with mild symptoms?
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25/03/2020 10:49:34 0 1
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246 JohnJohn31 They are also over 70.
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25/03/2020 10:48:33 5 2
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Great. And if they are working with the vuneralbe, please vet them.
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25/03/2020 10:48:33 22 1
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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 ------- There are literally thousands of nursing vacancies in the NHS alone at the moment. Don't talk mince. Sounds like you're underpaying your developers to me.
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25/03/2020 10:44:51 13 1
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I thought about it, but decided to continue volunteering independently. For all the 1.5million most vulnerable people that will be shielded, there are millions more that might fall through the safety net. Local authority social work is inundated and at point of collapse already. There's more vulnerable people out there than you realise. They're just the one you know.....
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25/03/2020 10:48:33 9 2
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222. Posted byWhat a Carrie on at No10 I thought about it, but decided to continue volunteering independently. -- Your generosity is appreciated... Good luck..
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25/03/2020 10:48:53 8 3
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Essential, whats the pretext, stay at home, work on line, ok. If you cannot, then essential to go to work, or essential to go to essential work. This was not made clear and hence the confusion. Having watched the PMs broadcast it was obscure, having read on the BBC what he had said it seemed less so, back to the PM's broadcast, he did not say what the BBC said he had said. Confusion abounds.
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25/03/2020 10:45:21 23 12
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If Prince Charles is only displaying mild symptoms then why has he been tested? All in the same boat?
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25/03/2020 10:48:53 19 5
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227. Posted by cb on Just now If Prince Charles is only displaying mild symptoms then why has he been tested? All in the same boat? Because he had recently been in contact with Albert of Monaco who also tested positive. It will be to trace people he has been in contact with to limit the spread and protect other people. A smart move. I hope he recovered like everyone else infected
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25/03/2020 10:51:45 10 0
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@251 No Surrender ‘ Because he had recently been in contact with Albert of Monaco who also tested positive. ’ That’s not the criteria, if one has mild symptoms. And one has only mild symptoms. We need leaders to set an example.
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25/03/2020 10:48:53 10 8
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So who is vetting all these volunteers? Fine if they're retired NHS or police but, otherwise, are a load of strangers just about to be handed names and addresses of the elderly and vulnerable who live alone? The conmen will be all over this. Sorry to pour cold water but let us not be naive about this.
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25/03/2020 10:49:03 12 5
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This is the maddest, ill thought out PR stunt pulled so far by this inept and reckless Government in a desperate effort to pretend the Country is exhibiting the “Spirit of the Blitz”. === A lot them will be used to deliver food to the old who on their own who may have no close relatives nearby to help.
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25/03/2020 10:49:03 3 1
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The country has to work as a team. If we do, not only will be see the back of this horrible epidemic faster, we become better people within ourselves. This will pass, by acting effectively as one unit, we help the NHS and we help each other get through this. Stay safe but help where you can.
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25/03/2020 10:49:03 14 4
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Why are people on here moaning that working as a volunteer for the NHS will put you at greater risk? Yes you might have a slight increased risk. But not as much as 200 people crowded in a shop or on the beach. Think about it!
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25/03/2020 10:49:24 3 1
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This really seems to be bringing out the best in people. Perhaps some thought could be given to creating some civil award to recognise the true heroes in this crisis. It seems that most people actually care about looking after the most vulnerable. I'm wondering if anyone is doing the shopping for Prince Charles who's tested positive!
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25/03/2020 10:57:07 13 7
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256. Milicentdog Is anyone doing Prince Charles shopping? - I really don't want to hear that he's jumped to the front of the Waitrose home delivery queue. And ordered more Duchy Originals than anyone else is allowed.
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I am 1 of 129,000 posties who deliver to over 60,000,000 million properties daily, 6 days a week. Why has no one asked us to deliver food parcels/medicine Madness
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"257. byvinny1979 I am 1 of 129,000 posties who deliver to over 60,000,000 million properties daily, 6 days a week. Why has no one asked us to deliver food parcels/medicine Madness" Well done you! However, I haven't had post for 8 days now because our (large) local office can't share their resources around different walks when some are off. Good people, poor management AGAIN!
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25/03/2020 10:49:34 9 4
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Good luck to them. The government provides no PPE
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25/03/2020 10:48:13 14 6
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Apparently Prince Charles has tested positive. From a statement at Clarence House: ‘In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.’ He is said to have mild symptoms. NHS111 advice is no testing with mild symptoms?
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246 JohnJohn31 They are also over 70.
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@259 chowbelanna ‘ 246 JohnJohn31 They are also over 70’ Fair enough, but my 74 year old mother in law had a fever and persistent cough through all of last week and part of the week before and was told that testing is only in hospital and whilst she is able to do ‘daily activities’ she should stay at home. Wondering what additional criteria Prince Charles met, is all?
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25/03/2020 10:49:34 1 1
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In normal times, if I think the milk of human kindness is flowing I read the comments in the Daily Mail just to put the world back into perspective. Sadly, this week I’ve found reading HYS has had just as good effect. So many here pointing fingers at others whilst claiming we should all pull together, without the slightest sense of irony! Re irony, I liked your comment at 197??.
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25/03/2020 10:49:44 7 1
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Nice to see something positive for a change. Massive well done to all those that have signed up. Restores your faith in human nature. Crisis brings out the best in some but the worst in others. Thankfully more of the former.
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25/03/2020 10:46:32 120 22
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Meanwhile can we please identify the female landlord that kicked out a surgeon who was working to help those with covid-19 because she was scared he would bring the disease to her rented property. She needs to be publicly named and shamed on prime time tv
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Seriously what moronic idiot voted down #235 Removed
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25/03/2020 10:55:17 7 0
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262. PCS I didn't vote down your comment but confess to a post (264) where I raised potential problems this might cause at a time when the police are horribly over-stretched. Please don't take it to imply that I condone her action in any way, shape, or form!
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its nice to see so many peolpe wanting to help .however without being tested for the virus you have to face the facts you may be doing more harm then good. scary time for us all . i know we all want to help loved ones its a difficult call.
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Meanwhile can we please identify the female landlord that kicked out a surgeon who was working to help those with covid-19 because she was scared he would bring the disease to her rented property. She needs to be publicly named and shamed on prime time tv
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235. PCS Plainly I share your anger at this person, but with respect, perhaps this is a time for head to rule heart, at least in such cases. If her name is made known she will quite possibly be subject to vigilantism, vandalism, etc, and don't the police have enough on their hands?
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Government relying on volunteers as its too cheap to pay people to do the jobs they've cut due to public sector underfunding. There, fixed the headline for you BBC.
#265 Yes, the Tory Govt has cut too deep just as it always has. Ditto may public services. But not the headline here. BBC sending out a heartwarming headline. Your obsession with the BBC is absurd.
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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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226. Posted byBenon 1 minute ago 151 Williams 'Herd immunity anyone?' --------------------------------------- If you are questioning that comment I don't think you really understood it.
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25/03/2020 10:50:34 7 0
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Wonderful news like this as people put others before themselves and yet .. on the 1st day of the lockdown ( in Coventry ) a group decided to have a communal BBQ virtually in the street … now I am not particularly proud of this thought, but perhaps the virus could mutate to only visit it's devastating consequences on those ' deserving ' of it's attention. With morons like that … you almost despair
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25/03/2020 10:50:44 7 2
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I have been looking since they announced this as to how to sign up!! Only now do I read about a web site that is the place to do it! I am desperate to help out anywhere but haven't found one single place online where I can sign up to anything! Chances are it's all on that appalling Farcebook thing and, much as I want to help, it would take a bigger emergency than this to get me using that!
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25/03/2020 10:53:36 5 4
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@268. Well over 250,000 have found the website and signed up... go to www.goodsamapp.org
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25/03/2020 10:51:05 15 1
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I would love to help but am "at risk" so all I can do is say to all the NHS workers and all those people volunteering, Thank You.
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25/03/2020 10:51:05 6 3
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Its things like this that make me proud to be british. Now if we could just use this spirit when it comes to shopping and stop fighting/hoarding over supplies. If the Italians who are in a far worse situation than us currently can shop peacefully then so can the nation that is notoriously known for queuing. Even ashley young a "brain dead" footballer can comprehend this.
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25/03/2020 10:51:15 9 14
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People keep going on about underfunding the NHS. Makes me puke. We fund the NHS not the 'government' in taxes. BT no one wants to pay any extra they expect some else to pay. We'll now's your chance. Get everyone to pay a minimum contribution or contribute when you use it like France.
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25/03/2020 11:02:20 14 5
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271. marti “People keep going on about underfunding the NHS. Makes me puke.” Quite a confusing post. Of course it is the taxpayers who fund the NHS. I think you’ll find most people on here understand it well. The problem is, Party of the Rich are ideologically addicted to low taxation and small government. Which s not very compatible with well-funded NHS.
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25/03/2020 10:51:25 4 11
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Prince Charles and Greta on the same day Hmm
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25/03/2020 10:51:25 9 3
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Reasons to be cheerful: early morning walk with the dog, the sun's shining, the silence is deafening, no trains, few planes (no contrails in the sky) nobody about except for papergirls/boys and milkmen in a wokeless world. Other milk delivery services are availble for the gender sensitive. (Not around here though they are all blokes).
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25/03/2020 10:51:25 7 7
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Great initiative but the "look at me" social media posts are gonna be unbearable
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25/03/2020 10:48:53 19 5
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227. Posted by cb on Just now If Prince Charles is only displaying mild symptoms then why has he been tested? All in the same boat? Because he had recently been in contact with Albert of Monaco who also tested positive. It will be to trace people he has been in contact with to limit the spread and protect other people. A smart move. I hope he recovered like everyone else infected
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25/03/2020 10:51:45 10 0
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@251 No Surrender ‘ Because he had recently been in contact with Albert of Monaco who also tested positive. ’ That’s not the criteria, if one has mild symptoms. And one has only mild symptoms. We need leaders to set an example.
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25/03/2020 10:51:55 15 1
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This landlady is a..... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-52032909 I can't say the word I want to say, due to HYS restrictions.
25/03/2020 16:22:15 15 4
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276. Songbird55 Meanwhile Charles, experiencing MILD symptoms. So why was he tested? And why allowed to flee up to Balmoral putting all the staff there at risk? ................... During the Black death, wealthy landowners and royalty left the (albeit small) cities and hunkered down in their country estates. No change there then.
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25/03/2020 10:51:55 13 1
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As one of the vulnerable (almost 67 years old, kidney transplant and severe asthma) fortunately, I've been able to make my own arrangements. A friend is collecting my prescriptions from the local village pharmacy. In return, as I have online grocery delivery slots, I will add anything she can't get locally to my orders. A little forward planning, where possible, can keep us all safe.
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25/03/2020 10:52:25 16 5
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Meanwhile........Prince Charles and those people with money can get tested for coronavirus if they ask for it while joe bloggs can go whistle
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25/03/2020 10:52:25 7 11
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I wonder how many benefit claimants that could help, have put themselves forward? Come on ... time to pay back a little !! (if you are able of course!)
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25/03/2020 10:58:48 17 0
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279. kevlarge As someone who is helping to co-ordinate emergency deliveries of food, medicines, etc, I can, of course, only speak for my own experience but benefit claimants have come forward willingly and eagerly to offer help - and I know for a fact they are, as our charity also works with the DWP and I recognise many of them.
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25/03/2020 10:52:35 7 15
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I agree with Dominic Cummings MP it's great to see all these loyal 1million brexiteers volunteering to help England
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25/03/2020 10:43:35 14 30
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...and secure borders against illegal migrants/ fake refugees etc all of whom avoid health and criminal scrutiny.
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25/03/2020 10:43:35 0 3
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As the goodsam website only allows you to register with an England address, I presume the other 3 nations do not need any volunteers ?
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25/03/2020 10:56:37 2 7
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@282. Health is devolved to the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Parish Church Councils. It is for them to act now..
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25/03/2020 11:08:43 11 0
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"282. Posted by royswann on 22 minutes ago As the goodsam website only allows you to register with an England address, I presume the other 3 nations do not need any volunteers ? " Healthcare is a devolved issue, it will be up to the NHS authorities in each country to set up their own volunteering arrangements.
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25/03/2020 10:44:35 11 10
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You mean the NHS wasn't sold to America... and I can volunteer to help the uk NHS... Count me in ??
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25/03/2020 10:45:35 93 2
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Wish I could do something to help, but I live with a vulnerable person, so need to protect him. So I want to say a massive thank you to all who are volunteering. You really are fantastic!
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25/03/2020 10:52:55 11 13
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Waiting for the slaughter this government disbanded the NHS ten of Thousands will die we are not ready all are public money is for the Corps and riches folks...neoliberalism is a JOKE.
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25/03/2020 10:52:55 18 7
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Lets see how many celebrities volunteer. Those that have stayed silent on this and that jump on every other bandwagon that is trending. I am talking in general terms, not making light of the virus by the way. They are very quick to use anything for PR and watch some of them try and take this away from everyday volunteers. They make me sick, all talk & no substance.
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25/03/2020 10:53:05 8 1
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It would probably be good news if we find out millions of people have had the virus already. If we test a load of people for antibodies and find only a small percentage of people have had the virus, we're all in big trouble.
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25/03/2020 10:53:05 13 0
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The government really need to look seriously at the Construction industry. Health must come first. If Construction was halted the problems on the tube with overcrowding would be minimised. The government don't seem to understand that thing called "rush hour", the times when us normal people travel to and from work. A concept that seems beyond their comprehension.
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25/03/2020 10:50:44 7 2
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I have been looking since they announced this as to how to sign up!! Only now do I read about a web site that is the place to do it! I am desperate to help out anywhere but haven't found one single place online where I can sign up to anything! Chances are it's all on that appalling Farcebook thing and, much as I want to help, it would take a bigger emergency than this to get me using that!
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25/03/2020 10:53:36 5 4
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@268. Well over 250,000 have found the website and signed up... go to www.goodsamapp.org
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If the govt told me not to jump off a cliff id jump off a cliff. Whatever they say i’ll disobey. Couldnt care less about the rest of you. Most of you dont deserve life. Most of you (not all) deserve to suffer. Im largely on the side of covid. Your humanity or lack of it is the real virus on this planet. Youve failed big time, this hopefully is the initial reprisal. Removed
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25/03/2020 10:58:08 2 0
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@290 : OK Edgy McEdgelord
290 - I feel sorry for you that you feel it necessary to post such a comment. I hope you get over whatever personal struggles you are going through. Stay safe everyone Removed
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25/03/2020 10:54:46 10 39
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London is at fault,According to the BBC only one case where i live.
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Rik
25/03/2020 10:54:56 6 0
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All hands to the pumps,..protectively gloved I hope.
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26/03/2020 16:15:23 4 1
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292 If Corbyn was PM we would still be waiting what his mate, Putin-of-Kremlin was ordering him to do. Not to be confused with Cummings of course, who actually spent 3 years working in Russia
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25/03/2020 10:55:06 12 6
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I am 1 of 129,000 posties who deliver to over 60,000,000 million properties daily, 6 days a week. Why has no one asked us to deliver food parcels/medicine Madness --- You have you just been selected for my cabinet. IQ 3000 ?? ????
Seriously what moronic idiot voted down #235 Removed
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25/03/2020 10:55:17 7 0
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262. PCS I didn't vote down your comment but confess to a post (264) where I raised potential problems this might cause at a time when the police are horribly over-stretched. Please don't take it to imply that I condone her action in any way, shape, or form!
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25/03/2020 10:55:27 19 12
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If only we had a government that could have anticipated this crisis when the danger was absolutely clear back in January. Instead they lag behind even what the majority of the population can already see is necessary.
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25/03/2020 10:55:37 21 21
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The Government pulling out all the tricks to try and ignite the “Spirit of the Blitz”. The problem is, it just won’t ignite for Fatty and his master Cummings. You see, if you win a very important argument by lying and cheating, there are repercussions. 50% of the nation no longer trust or like the other 50%. And the common denominator is Cummings and Johnson.
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25/03/2020 10:55:57 3 2
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The NHS is asking people to use their cars for collecting patients and deliveries etc. What is the position regarding motor insurance in the event of accidents as most policies have exclusion clauses? It would be unfortunate for a volunteer to lose cover because they are helping the NHS. === HHS will most likely stick car registrations on their own policy to cover them being used for it
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25/03/2020 11:00:19 3 5
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@297. Guidance says to inform your insurer you are volunteering. Out of pocket expenses are to be covered.
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25/03/2020 10:55:57 13 5
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Help people and get out the house all in one hit how's this not a great thing!!!!
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25/03/2020 10:43:35 0 3
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As the goodsam website only allows you to register with an England address, I presume the other 3 nations do not need any volunteers ?
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25/03/2020 10:56:37 2 7
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@282. Health is devolved to the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Parish Church Councils. It is for them to act now..
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25/03/2020 10:44:30 16 21
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This is the maddest, ill thought out PR stunt pulled so far by this inept and reckless Government in a desperate effort to pretend the Country is exhibiting the “Spirit of the Blitz”. Not one of these volunteers will be put into the field. It’s too risky on every level. What does Witty have to say about this? A cynical PR stunt and nothing more by “Hancock the useless”.
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25/03/2020 10:56:37 19 14
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219. Posted byTom-Stocktonon 9 minutes ago This is the maddest, ill thought out PR stunt pulled so far by this inept and reckless Government in a desperate effort to pretend the Country is exhibiting the “Spirit of the Blitz”. ---- I loathe this government with every fibre, but I've filled in the form. This is about your neighbours, not the Tories. Their time will come when this is all over.