PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
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25/03/2020 11:29:05 78 6
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These people offering negative, scathing comments about volunteers giving their time ... You are ignorant, pathetic, selfish idiots ........... what a waste of oxygen !
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25/03/2020 11:24:52 23 43
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The UK govt made a grave error in January by using the ‘herd’ theory and not testing and tracing. This will cause a great loss of unnecessary lives. But they don’t care. Over 130,000 Britain’s have died due to their unnecessary‘Austerity policies’ Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ????
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25/03/2020 11:29:25 8 11
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Re476. Posted byBeautiful-Worldon The easy answer to the majority of what you just wrote is that this country is constantly hamstrung by the left wing in this country constantly going on about peoples human rights overriding simple things like other avoiding death. They daren't act like the chinese or others who have been decisive with lockdowns etc or get accused of human rights abuses.
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25/03/2020 11:36:09 2 1
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502. More human rights in China, more freedoms for Western biohazard experts and food hygiene experts to work there six months ago, looks a great idea to me. MERS came out of some of the most awful rights abusing regimes on the planet, Covid19 has done the same. More human rights, more openness and inclusion are the only viable routes forward. This is all for much further down the line. Love xx
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25/03/2020 11:37:50 9 8
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502. Posted byHedley Lamarron They daren't act like the chinese or others who have been decisive with lockdowns etc or get accused of human rights abuses. --- Two words for you - Tiananmen Square. Another one - Tibet You want totalitarianism? Fine. The rest of us don't. Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither.
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25/03/2020 11:29:46 14 13
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Incredible that BBC is happy to allow reference to one of the democratic Parties in this country (Conservative Party), as 'the Putrid Party'. Incredible too, that it was only a few months ago some crying Labour female MPs implored everyone for tolerance, restraint and safety so that the hatred was not escalated to personal attacks and even murder. Shame on BBC and these 'posters'.
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25/03/2020 11:24:42 19 12
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That's quite impressive that 250,000 signed for it on the first day. That's why we are called "Great" Britain. We shall not be defeated, not on the beaches...
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25/03/2020 11:29:46 18 10
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474. Posted by Wash Your Hands on Just now 'That's quite impressive that 250,000 signed for it on the first day. That's why we are called "Great" Britain. We shall not be defeated, not on the beaches... ' No it isn't imbecile. It is a geographical term, a comparative to small Britain or Brittany in North West France. As for the fight them on the beaches speeches, grow up.
476
25/03/2020 11:24:52 23 43
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The UK govt made a grave error in January by using the ‘herd’ theory and not testing and tracing. This will cause a great loss of unnecessary lives. But they don’t care. Over 130,000 Britain’s have died due to their unnecessary‘Austerity policies’ Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ????
505
25/03/2020 11:29:46 5 8
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@476 The Tories be k the NHS fully which why even before this outbreak they were putting on record amounts of money.
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25/03/2020 11:29:56 13 1
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I delayed it as long as I could but had to go to the supermarket this morning for essential food. Was surprised to find the place very quiet and got everything I needed except toilet rolls. I am ok for another week and spent less than 30pounds for two of us. Supermarket staff (lidl) filling shelves and jumping on and off tills. No gloves or face masks for staff but I don't suppose there is any?
507
25/03/2020 11:30:06 12 0
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"pulling up together in a crisis" ? really not from where I am standing
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Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through.. Removed
@508 Siobhan 08. Posted by Siobhan on Just now Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through + If you think i’m bothered about downvotes and the pathetic rhetoric people spout against me sunshine then you are daft. But my true colours coming through? Eh what on Earth are you on about? Removed
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25/03/2020 11:42:44 18 4
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508 Siobhan "Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through.." Indeed...in 20 years time will children be asking the question..."What did you do in the Coronavirus Pandemic Daddy?" "Well son...I did my bit by spending the day writing demoralising and negative comments!"
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25/03/2020 11:30:16 10 0
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Thank you #NHS
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25/03/2020 11:25:52 50 6
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Strange they managed to test Camilla for COVID-19 but the community nurse (who visits my father and many other vulnerable people daily) can't be tested because they don't have the means to do so.
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25/03/2020 11:30:36 15 4
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481. by PlayNicely Strange they managed to test Camilla for COVID-19 but the community nurse (who visits my father.....) can't be tested because they don't have the means to do so. Weird isn't it - Nadine Dorries' mother got tested same day she isolated - tbf she may have bought a private test with her undisclosed 'Jungle' fee. My nurse partner, or any of her colleagues still not tested.
511
25/03/2020 11:30:36 16 10
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I see that the POW has Covid19 & managed to get tested to confirm this. Normal people are simply being told to self isolate for 14 days. So much for us all being in this together, as per usual it will be the elitist few, rich & celebrities that manage to get tested.
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25/03/2020 11:37:30 10 8
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511. kimkc “So much for us all being in this together, as per usual it will be the elitist few, rich & celebrities that manage to get tested.” But of course! What did you expect from the government of the Party of the Rich? This smacks of repetition of the empty Cameron’s slogan from 2010….
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25/03/2020 11:30:46 10 5
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Time for BBC to run a virus scan on the site. Too many Russian and Chinese bots on here today.
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25/03/2020 11:31:06 8 17
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More BBC slander aimed at undermining the GOV. Stop these comment pages as it is leading to a divided society.
514
25/03/2020 11:31:26 7 6
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If I have to hear or read one more person whinge about millennials after this so help me god
515
25/03/2020 11:31:37 10 1
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Wonderful news, you should all be very proud of yourselves for stepping up
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25/03/2020 11:21:43 106 3
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if people just did as they were told and stayed indoors the NHS would be fine. But its the moron mentality of a certain strata in this country who think its their god given right to do what they hell they want.
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 7 2
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@488 Well said. Know your rights. OK, as long as you're aware of your responsibilities.
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 20 9
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Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ???? \\ It's not the Governments fault that mindless morons are still swarming around town centres.
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25/03/2020 11:40:02 11 19
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517. Posted by Laird Kyle of Minogue on 4 minutes ago Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ???? - Politics rather than compassion. SHAME ON YOU!
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 21 0
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Thanks to all those who volunteeered, good to see the community in action.
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25/03/2020 11:17:28 17 12
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I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent tories opposed the conception of the NHS and have undermined it at every chance ... now they need it.. although I’m not sure they give a toss about ordinary people
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 16 10
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432.BorisLiesAgain I wonder if boris and his putrid party will regret or say sorry for under funding our NHS for the last 12 years?.. thus raising the likelihood that ordinary decent people will loose their lives ... probably not ... the nasty incompetent... - Just for once, could you STOP bashing Boris. You could say that it's you who is using the CV to out your political views. It SO boring
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25/03/2020 11:24:43 7 4
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@421 Probably the same time that America issues an apology for starting the so called 'Spanish Flu' pandemic.
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25/03/2020 11:32:17 3 3
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@489. Torontogill No one knows where the Spanish Flu started, despite decades of research.
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25/03/2020 11:21:43 106 3
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if people just did as they were told and stayed indoors the NHS would be fine. But its the moron mentality of a certain strata in this country who think its their god given right to do what they hell they want.
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25/03/2020 11:32:27 5 2
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488. Yes the Charvers in our society.Dispicable lot.
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25/03/2020 11:32:47 36 2
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"all the self employed people that have dodged paying the right amount of tax for 10 years" Prat. You personally know all the self-employed? You know how much tax each of them has paid? You know that they have fraudulently completed their tax returns?
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Stay at home. Duke of Rothesay / Prince Charles jets into Scotland with Coronavirus. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52033845 Bugger off I hear the good people of Aberdeenshire say. Is Buckie palace lying empty or being used as a temp accommodation for NHS staff or homeless. Just asking? Removed
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25/03/2020 11:33:18 23 6
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UK Govt is a bit of a joke - still mixed messages. It tells people not to go out, but tells people to go to work unless they can work from home. And then seems surprised when the tubes are full. We're either doing this properly based on medical advice, or we're reducing the economic impact. The two are not compatible whatever the Govt may think.
525
25/03/2020 11:33:18 13 2
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Just shows that for every selfish numpty who doesn't follow the rules there are thousands willing to offer a helping hand. Good on you, well done!
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25/03/2020 11:36:50 2 0
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@525... do you not think it will be some of the same people? ... 1000s already volunteering before this .. this is great as it consolidates it amd improves it no end... but some numpty might save a life now!
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25/03/2020 11:26:03 17 6
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easier to get recreational drugs than Virus check what did WHO say TEST TEST TEST when they said that the meant test the people not those at the top
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25/03/2020 11:33:38 9 7
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484. Lord Of Spin “what did WHO say TEST TEST TEST” Ah, but these cost money! Now, think who the current ruling party are and their track record…
Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through.. Removed
@508 Siobhan 08. Posted by Siobhan on Just now Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through + If you think i’m bothered about downvotes and the pathetic rhetoric people spout against me sunshine then you are daft. But my true colours coming through? Eh what on Earth are you on about? Removed
528
25/03/2020 11:33:48 14 5
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Unfortunately it’s already a divided society, those that have nothing or very little & those that have 95% of the country’s wealth.
529
25/03/2020 11:33:58 8 3
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Some people care for others it is in their nature.Some people only care about themselves it is in their nature.After this is over everyone will remember the nature of the people in their local area.
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25/03/2020 11:33:58 7 15
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Great to see people volunteering for their communities which shows we are a caring nation. But, what is stopping these people from being paid? They are putting themselves in harms way for us. Why not recompense them accordingly? The nations priorities after this catastrophe must be reassessed. Trident must be scrapped.
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25/03/2020 11:53:20 8 0
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@530'Great to see people volunteering for their communities which shows we are a caring nation... what is stopping these people from being paid? They are putting themselves in harms way for us.' Why is it always MONEY? D'you know there are thousands volunteer for all sorts of things every day of the week because it's what they want to do, & £ isn't an issue. Self sacrifice noblest of things?
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25/03/2020 11:33:58 11 31
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I wonder if all these NHS “volunteers” are being DBS screened, to weed out the perverts who always get into the mix? Or is it all just a load of Johnson baloney?
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25/03/2020 11:45:45 9 0
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531. Posted by Cooee Mr Shifter on 9 minutes ago I wonder if all these NHS “volunteers” are being DBS screened, to weed out the perverts who always get into the mix? They are asking if we have a DBS, those that don't have one can't transport patients
Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country. We won't forget, BBC traitors. Removed
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25/03/2020 11:34:38 16 5
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@ 483. Posted by Mike: 'Its unbelievable how the BBC are undermining the government and making cheap political points at this time. Their fear mongering and negativity are impacting the moral of the country.' Clearly YOU do NOT know the difference between 'moral' and morale ?? Buy yourself a dictionary of English read and study it carefully and learn the English language!
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25/03/2020 11:35:29 9 1
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Thank you to all those special people who have volunteered to support the NHS. This is the best side of human nature. we should all help our friends and neighbours and if we pull together we will get through this crisis
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25/03/2020 11:35:29 10 2
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Are all volunteers going to get tested, before they're let loose on the vulnerable public? If so, this may be the only way to get a test.
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25/03/2020 11:35:29 6 0
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A four-fold increase of phone calls to 111 is not truly much, considering that it's no longer possible to see a GP in person, and getting to speak over the phone with the practice has turned into a complex ordeal most of times. Hope this infection disappears quickly and they find a way to shield us all from future similar occurrences. Be safe everyone...
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25/03/2020 11:35:39 3 2
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We all know that immunity isn't guaranteed in a new virus nobody knows much about, plenty of far more knowledgeable people than me have stated this numerous times. But from something i have done plenty of work in over the years, statistics, obviously the more people that have already had the virus the lower the serious case rates and death rates "should" be.
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25/03/2020 11:35:39 14 9
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Tom Stockton - now is not the time for Momentum rubbish, save it for another day Have a nice day ??
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25/03/2020 11:29:49 9 1
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This is heartening to learn of, as I've been losing my rag, watching the hoards of imbeciles at the shops etc.
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25/03/2020 11:30:49 0 1
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I am trying to sign up as a delivery driver. I can only see responder and alerter...? Which do I register as?
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25/03/2020 11:29:25 8 11
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Re476. Posted byBeautiful-Worldon The easy answer to the majority of what you just wrote is that this country is constantly hamstrung by the left wing in this country constantly going on about peoples human rights overriding simple things like other avoiding death. They daren't act like the chinese or others who have been decisive with lockdowns etc or get accused of human rights abuses.
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25/03/2020 11:36:09 2 1
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502. More human rights in China, more freedoms for Western biohazard experts and food hygiene experts to work there six months ago, looks a great idea to me. MERS came out of some of the most awful rights abusing regimes on the planet, Covid19 has done the same. More human rights, more openness and inclusion are the only viable routes forward. This is all for much further down the line. Love xx
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25/03/2020 11:36:19 8 13
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This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home?
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25/03/2020 11:38:31 15 2
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541 Eddie Mercury This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? - That is a little snobbish, don't you think? And why mostly girls and only one boy?
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25/03/2020 11:44:55 11 1
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541. Posted by Eddie Mercury on 1 minute ago This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? --- About as much chance as "Tristan", "Alexandra", "Sophie" and "Harvey" etc from the Chelsea (and derivative) set complying.
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25/03/2020 11:45:25 22 1
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541 Eddie Mercury This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? No more than Tarquin, Jeremy, Camilla etc from the big houses will. Don't you know who my father is? Didn't your mother tell you?
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25/03/2020 11:45:06 0 0
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@541 You've got it the wrong way round - the advice to stay at home will cause the situation to be prolonged. That's the very basis and reason for the current infringement of people's freedom - to 'flatter the curve', which spreads it out. The government has rushed headlong into a plan that we have no exit strategy
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25/03/2020 11:51:28 7 0
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541 Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? Step up to the mark you mean? Probably, their great grandparents did in 1939 after all and their brothers and sisters are still doing their bit in the Army, NHS, fire service and other essential services.
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25/03/2020 11:36:19 6 1
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Can NHS staff and key workers be allowed to take a taxi to work and reclaim the expense from their employers (and in turn from the government)?
525
25/03/2020 11:33:18 13 2
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Just shows that for every selfish numpty who doesn't follow the rules there are thousands willing to offer a helping hand. Good on you, well done!
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25/03/2020 11:36:50 2 0
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@525... do you not think it will be some of the same people? ... 1000s already volunteering before this .. this is great as it consolidates it amd improves it no end... but some numpty might save a life now!
544
25/03/2020 11:36:50 10 2
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Good to see some people are prepared to help rather than just sit at home and criticise on here or on social media
545
25/03/2020 11:37:10 6 2
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Thank you??
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25/03/2020 11:30:36 16 10
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I see that the POW has Covid19 & managed to get tested to confirm this. Normal people are simply being told to self isolate for 14 days. So much for us all being in this together, as per usual it will be the elitist few, rich & celebrities that manage to get tested.
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25/03/2020 11:37:30 10 8
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511. kimkc “So much for us all being in this together, as per usual it will be the elitist few, rich & celebrities that manage to get tested.” But of course! What did you expect from the government of the Party of the Rich? This smacks of repetition of the empty Cameron’s slogan from 2010….
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25/03/2020 11:37:40 11 1
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There is no getting away from the fact that the UK held 3 elections and voted for a govt that had the program to reduce funding for the Social Network of the UK... The Govt proposed it and the UK elected it. Take the hit folks. Stop sniping and stay sane.
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25/03/2020 11:37:50 12 1
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We have seen some selfish actions in the past couple of weeks, but this is really good news and shows that there are still plenty of decent people out there willing to put others first. In stark contrast, this morning's radio phone-in had people asking whether they could pocket the government's wage subsidy AND get paid for another job. Some people are giving, some are grasping.
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25/03/2020 11:29:25 8 11
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Re476. Posted byBeautiful-Worldon The easy answer to the majority of what you just wrote is that this country is constantly hamstrung by the left wing in this country constantly going on about peoples human rights overriding simple things like other avoiding death. They daren't act like the chinese or others who have been decisive with lockdowns etc or get accused of human rights abuses.
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25/03/2020 11:37:50 9 8
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502. Posted byHedley Lamarron They daren't act like the chinese or others who have been decisive with lockdowns etc or get accused of human rights abuses. --- Two words for you - Tiananmen Square. Another one - Tibet You want totalitarianism? Fine. The rest of us don't. Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither.
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25/03/2020 11:36:19 8 13
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This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home?
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25/03/2020 11:38:31 15 2
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541 Eddie Mercury This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? - That is a little snobbish, don't you think? And why mostly girls and only one boy?
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I dont want to be helped by a brexiteer. First gave me poison, then delivers medicine to my door Removed
552
25/03/2020 11:38:41 1 2
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There must be some good news .... I see the stock exchange has moved upwards slightly
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25/03/2020 11:42:44 4 0
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552. Uroborus “There must be some good news .... I see the stock exchange has moved upwards slightly” I wouldn’t read too much into this. Stock markets will be over-reacting to any news as they unfold. On current form, where rate of UK infections still accelerates (see my post 423), I expect we will see more overall falls.
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25/03/2020 11:38:51 9 29
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The Government needs to over rule the Local Mayor London underground needs to work as close to 100% capacity as possible Mr S Khan has made a huge blunder, & should be sacked Shame on him
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25/03/2020 11:46:46 19 10
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@553 talking of sack... Herd immunity Weekend in chequers Shaking hands with virus patients No one understands a single message being sent I’m no Sadiq fan but if it’s vitriol you want let’s look at the Tory PM and cabinet and explain their strategy to this .. and sack them for gross negligence .. the death on their hands will be massive.. and you take aim at khan .. shame on you
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25/03/2020 12:02:15 7 2
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553. Posted byNigelon The Government needs to over rule the Local Mayor London underground needs to work as close to 100% capacity as possible Mr S Khan has made a huge blunder, & should be sacked Shame on him Johnson could have invited him to Cobra for agreed transport strategy? How many TFL staff are sick/self isolating? What's your real reason for having a go at Khan? Come on?
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25/03/2020 11:39:01 18 15
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Somebody just tweeted to me that I am irresponsible going out to shop for my elderly neighbours! What!? I have no symptoms. And yet the same person thinks it’s a great idea to put 250k randomers on the street to deliver your Mam’s prescriptions!!! ?? IT’S A PR STUNT PEOPLE!
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25/03/2020 11:31:57 20 9
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Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ???? \\ It's not the Governments fault that mindless morons are still swarming around town centres.
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25/03/2020 11:40:02 11 19
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517. Posted by Laird Kyle of Minogue on 4 minutes ago Tories are fundamentally opposed to the NHS & Welfare State. Pure Evil Many more will die due to their incompetence Capitalism is dead ???? - Politics rather than compassion. SHAME ON YOU!
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25/03/2020 11:40:32 14 1
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This just goes to show that society is judged by the bad apples, not the rest of the crop. We do need each other when times are bad, regardless of race, colour, religion or gender. In fact, we just "need each other"!! Let's hope we remember that fact
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25/03/2020 11:40:42 16 5
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A government that treats the working classes as vermin now decides we should all pull together! Interesting times.
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25/03/2020 11:40:02 16 4
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Go to work. Don’t go to work. Only go to work if you’re a ‘key worker - from the Govt’s key worker list.....for the avoidance of doubt this is the one it never produced. Go to work only if you can’t work from home....but you don’t have to be on the key workers list that wasn’t produced.... McDonalds, you listening? Brexitory Govt......a model of clarity.
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25/03/2020 11:45:45 17 3
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559 Patriotic Paradox "Go to work. Don’t go to work" ...and when exactly did you last go to work? Hats off to the people who have volunteered...it's probably the most reassuring thing that has happened so far!
559 Patriotic Paradox "Go to work. Don’t go to work" ...and when exactly did you last go to work? Hats off to the people who have volunteered...it's probably the most reassuring thing that has happened so far! ——- Great post Anglophone but sod all to do with my post about Govt incompetence. Already stated that it’s a heart warming contrast to what we’ve witnessed.
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25/03/2020 11:11:55 5 6
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But who will help Prince Charles?
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25/03/2020 11:41:33 4 3
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399. Posted bySensibleCentreon 14 minutes ago But who will help Prince Charles? ** He's over 70yrs of age do you think he will get written of of like other over 70s if things really go pear shaped if has Boris has stated "difficult decisions may have to be taken" on who gets priority care even for those over 65yrs of age
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What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? === They always wants to be different from the rest of the UK. Gives them something to argue about. Why change a habit of a lifetime? Removed
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25/03/2020 11:45:45 14 0
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561. Posted byWash Your Handson 1 minute ago What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? Health is a responsibility devolved to the Scottish Parliament (and the Welsh Assembly)
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25/03/2020 11:41:33 14 5
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I am not an anti royalist - BUT - it seems a bit much that NHS staff are not being tested for the virus and having to self isolate, whereas the Prince of Wales gets tested. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52033845
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25/03/2020 11:41:43 11 7
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NHS workers are desperate for PPE to protect them so they can do their job safely and also protect their patients It's a complete disgrace they haven't got the necessary equipment Yesterday to counter this problem the government released images of the Army delivering protective equipment to the NHS This was to con you they are doing something There not Believe the NHS staff
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25/03/2020 11:42:03 10 1
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The fact 250000 people have volunteered to help is in itself magnificent, and has put the millions of hoarders, the food bank raiders and other cheats to absolute shame.
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@564. Posted by Bedinog on The fact 250000 people have volunteered to help is in itself magnificent, and has put the millions of hoarders, the food bank raiders and other cheats to absolute shame + You never know, maybe some of them think it will give them access to the NHS hour. I’ve volunteered btw. And I expect never, ever to be called upon. It’s my little experiment. Have you?
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25/03/2020 11:42:13 6 7
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Spanish Flu, China Virus, who cares, they're just names. Interestingly, Gonorrhoea is known across the world as the English Disease. I’d be more bothered about that.
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25/03/2020 11:38:41 1 2
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There must be some good news .... I see the stock exchange has moved upwards slightly
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25/03/2020 11:42:44 4 0
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552. Uroborus “There must be some good news .... I see the stock exchange has moved upwards slightly” I wouldn’t read too much into this. Stock markets will be over-reacting to any news as they unfold. On current form, where rate of UK infections still accelerates (see my post 423), I expect we will see more overall falls.
Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through.. Removed
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25/03/2020 11:42:44 18 4
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508 Siobhan "Tom - Stockton is taking a hammering here and justifiably so. True colours coming through.." Indeed...in 20 years time will children be asking the question..."What did you do in the Coronavirus Pandemic Daddy?" "Well son...I did my bit by spending the day writing demoralising and negative comments!"
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25/03/2020 11:43:14 4 0
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A shame Tesco and other supermarkets have not seen fit to privately hire vans to deliver more grocery orders. Wouldnt take too much to make them fit to use. A lot of people out of work at the moment or volunteers who could drive a transit while Tesco workers delivered, a lot of workers laid off/self employed looking for work-but the web site shows no grocery delivery slots for three weeks .
569
25/03/2020 11:43:14 8 4
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The fact is that this is an unprecedented crisis and critical comment on the Government’s actions must take that into consideration. Constant carping about the lack of this or that in the NHS does not help – those involved KNOW this already and there is no need to spread fear and despondency. Read about the initial chaos and shortages in WW2 ! Those carping should examine their own actions.
570
25/03/2020 11:43:44 8 6
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Charles tests positive. There's a first. Is Andrew been tested? Not sure if it should be for C19. Maybe in his case a polygraph might be more appropriate.
571
25/03/2020 11:43:44 8 16
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All these volunteers is all very laudable and good luck to them but what are they actually going to do in the NHS? Are they going to be provided with face mask's and gowns or similar protection considering the front line staff are already using out of date equipment. With Boris "call me Churchill"Johnson" saying stay at home, that's 250k extra people who are open to catching the virus.
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25/03/2020 11:54:40 8 4
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@571. dragonette All these volunteers is all very laudable and good luck to them but what are they actually going to do in the NHS? -- Try reading the article.
572
25/03/2020 11:43:54 9 18
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I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :(
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25/03/2020 11:48:16 22 11
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572. Posted by Mike Edwards I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :( - Pathetic comment.
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25/03/2020 11:50:28 16 7
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572. Posted by Mike Edwards on Just now I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :( ---- Excellent level of commitment, why should Briatain tremble with committed souls like you to rely on? Pathetic.
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25/03/2020 11:58:33 9 10
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572. Mike Edwards “Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :(“ Classic Brexiteer comment. Who is the snowflake here? Thank you for confirming, once again, what a lovely bunch of people you guys are!...
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25/03/2020 12:07:12 16 6
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@572. Mike Edwards “Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. “ Having spent your life voting for a party which offers "more for YOU" inevitably at the expense of society, the NHS, social services, and the less well off, I see you've suddenly become a philanthropist. Really!?
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25/03/2020 12:11:14 8 1
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572. Mike Edwards In reply to your comment please can I say I am a Remainer/Rejoiner and have never voted Conservative in my life. I am involved in volunteer coordination through the charity I work for. One question we ask nobody is how they voted in either the GE or the Referendum. It is irrelevant. All that matters is that, in these troubled times, we're human.
573
25/03/2020 11:43:54 4 7
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One will straight round to mummy's heh heh!
574
25/03/2020 11:44:34 12 2
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Fantastic effort by all these volunteers. As an aside and I hope Prince Charles makes a full recovery like anyone else stricken with this.But I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating.I thought you were only tested if admitted to hospital.
588
25/03/2020 11:46:56 18 13
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574. .....But I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating.I thought you were only tested if admitted to hospital. Don't be so petty, he is the heir to the throne.
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25/03/2020 12:15:27 11 7
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@574 "I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating." ^^^ Rather than immediately self-isolating, he seems to have found an environmentally-friendly plane, flew to one of his holiday homes and got tested. Disappointing behaviour all round.
575
25/03/2020 11:44:35 10 0
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Great news but an opportunity for con artists and scammers. Stay safe and protect your vulnerable relatives.
541
25/03/2020 11:36:19 8 13
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This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home?
576
25/03/2020 11:44:55 11 1
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541. Posted by Eddie Mercury on 1 minute ago This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? --- About as much chance as "Tristan", "Alexandra", "Sophie" and "Harvey" etc from the Chelsea (and derivative) set complying.
577
25/03/2020 11:44:55 7 3
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Nigel, run at 100% capacity with 70% staff? Interesting concept. Forgetting the health & safety issues here, how does Boris expect the mayor to magic up 30% more trained people?
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25/03/2020 11:52:39 5 0
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577. Forgetting the health & safety issues here, how does Boris expect the mayor to magic up 30% more trained people? I have some veterinary training perhaps the vets and the farmers will be called on to bump up numbers... I am kidding of course but vets might have to
564
25/03/2020 11:42:03 10 1
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The fact 250000 people have volunteered to help is in itself magnificent, and has put the millions of hoarders, the food bank raiders and other cheats to absolute shame.
578
25/03/2020 11:44:55 5 11
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@564. Posted by Bedinog on The fact 250000 people have volunteered to help is in itself magnificent, and has put the millions of hoarders, the food bank raiders and other cheats to absolute shame + You never know, maybe some of them think it will give them access to the NHS hour. I’ve volunteered btw. And I expect never, ever to be called upon. It’s my little experiment. Have you?
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25/03/2020 11:49:47 11 11
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578 Tom Stockton "I’ve volunteered btw. And I expect never, ever to be called upon" Who knows...when they've filled the quotas for drivers, carers, logistics experts etc., and they're casting around saying "For God's sake...where do we find a loud Left Wing nihilist?"...maybe they'll be in touch. Stand by your phone!
579
25/03/2020 11:45:15 2 0
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Cerco Ilaria
580
25/03/2020 11:45:15 20 0
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After reading about hoarders, people packing out beaches and Snowdonia, dustbin men being disgusted at the amount of food being thrown away because hoarders did not check use by dates and bought too much this is something that restores my faith in humanity and i think what is the majority of humanity.
541
25/03/2020 11:36:19 8 13
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This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home?
581
25/03/2020 11:45:25 22 1
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541 Eddie Mercury This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home? No more than Tarquin, Jeremy, Camilla etc from the big houses will. Don't you know who my father is? Didn't your mother tell you?
582
25/03/2020 11:45:25 13 4
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Charlie has mild symptoms and gets tested, lucky chap.
Go to work. Don’t go to work. Only go to work if you’re a ‘key worker - from the Govt’s key worker list.....for the avoidance of doubt this is the one it never produced. Go to work only if you can’t work from home....but you don’t have to be on the key workers list that wasn’t produced.... McDonalds, you listening? Brexitory Govt......a model of clarity.
583
25/03/2020 11:45:45 17 3
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559 Patriotic Paradox "Go to work. Don’t go to work" ...and when exactly did you last go to work? Hats off to the people who have volunteered...it's probably the most reassuring thing that has happened so far!
531
25/03/2020 11:33:58 11 31
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I wonder if all these NHS “volunteers” are being DBS screened, to weed out the perverts who always get into the mix? Or is it all just a load of Johnson baloney?
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25/03/2020 11:45:45 9 0
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531. Posted by Cooee Mr Shifter on 9 minutes ago I wonder if all these NHS “volunteers” are being DBS screened, to weed out the perverts who always get into the mix? They are asking if we have a DBS, those that don't have one can't transport patients
What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? === They always wants to be different from the rest of the UK. Gives them something to argue about. Why change a habit of a lifetime? Removed
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25/03/2020 11:45:45 14 0
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561. Posted byWash Your Handson 1 minute ago What about Scotland? Why is there a different system across the border? Health is a responsibility devolved to the Scottish Parliament (and the Welsh Assembly)
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25/03/2020 11:46:15 10 1
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After all this is over...the news will report endlessly on the economy...and dent, taxes, suffering of those not getting the loans or grant. And next the human cost by those who have taken their own lives. The world economies are at 2008 levels+. Today the USA borrows another 2 trillion dollars, making debt over 23 trillion dollars. We owe 1.7 trillion. Just like a credit card, interest mounts.
553
25/03/2020 11:38:51 9 29
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The Government needs to over rule the Local Mayor London underground needs to work as close to 100% capacity as possible Mr S Khan has made a huge blunder, & should be sacked Shame on him
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25/03/2020 11:46:46 19 10
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@553 talking of sack... Herd immunity Weekend in chequers Shaking hands with virus patients No one understands a single message being sent I’m no Sadiq fan but if it’s vitriol you want let’s look at the Tory PM and cabinet and explain their strategy to this .. and sack them for gross negligence .. the death on their hands will be massive.. and you take aim at khan .. shame on you
574
25/03/2020 11:44:34 12 2
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Fantastic effort by all these volunteers. As an aside and I hope Prince Charles makes a full recovery like anyone else stricken with this.But I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating.I thought you were only tested if admitted to hospital.
588
25/03/2020 11:46:56 18 13
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574. .....But I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating.I thought you were only tested if admitted to hospital. Don't be so petty, he is the heir to the throne.
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25/03/2020 11:51:38 16 3
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588. Posted by GoonerDave I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating.I thought you were only tested if admitted to hospital. Don't be so petty, he is the heir to the throne. I've been on the throne all morning, that old jar of vindaloo's gone straight through me
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25/03/2020 11:54:51 5 3
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588.Posted by GoonerDave 574. But I am curious that when essential front line workers cannot get a test,how Prince Charles gets one when he is reportedly suffering mild symptoms and is self isolating.I thought you were only tested if admitted to hospital. Don't be so petty,he is the heir to the throne - No petty at all.Many having to tough it out with all the uncertainty that involves.
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25/03/2020 11:47:16 20 2
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What an outstanding philanthropic peeps we have in in the UK. To all you hoarders/panic-buyers/must go to the "outside gym" and genuine feckless lot you should be ashamed of yourselves!
541
25/03/2020 11:36:19 8 13
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This virus is here to stay. For a long time. Honestly, do you think 'Chantelle', 'Dean', 'Kyle', 'Aimeee', 'Shannon' etc from the council estates of Britain are going to respect the lockdown and stay at home?
590
25/03/2020 11:45:06 0 0
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@541 You've got it the wrong way round - the advice to stay at home will cause the situation to be prolonged. That's the very basis and reason for the current infringement of people's freedom - to 'flatter the curve', which spreads it out. The government has rushed headlong into a plan that we have no exit strategy
572
25/03/2020 11:43:54 9 18
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I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :(
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25/03/2020 11:48:16 22 11
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572. Posted by Mike Edwards I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :( - Pathetic comment.
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GTB
25/03/2020 11:49:17 13 14
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So Charles runs away from the UK to spread the virus in Scotland where there is far less cases of it. Bet the Scots now love Charlie...
593
25/03/2020 11:49:27 15 3
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Will any of these 250000 volunteers be tested? No. And will they spread the virus to those they are helping? Yes.
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25/03/2020 11:58:53 6 4
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593. FrankFrank "Will any of these 250000 volunteers be tested? No. And will they spread the virus to those they are helping? Yes." The people decent enough to have volunteered will be the good people that are adhering to the advice that is being given. Keeping a safe distance and using good infection control practices. Don't judge everyone else by your own poor standards!
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25/03/2020 11:49:37 19 20
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Why is when anything major happens. All the Remainers. Anti royalist. Etc etc rear there ugly head up and just moan and moan. Seems nothing on life will ever make them happy. Except doom. Wonder when they will ever if ever get a life and actually enjoy. But hey bet there all life and soul at a party ??
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25/03/2020 11:50:58 1 4
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@594.. please go and mix with people
578
25/03/2020 11:44:55 5 11
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@564. Posted by Bedinog on The fact 250000 people have volunteered to help is in itself magnificent, and has put the millions of hoarders, the food bank raiders and other cheats to absolute shame + You never know, maybe some of them think it will give them access to the NHS hour. I’ve volunteered btw. And I expect never, ever to be called upon. It’s my little experiment. Have you?
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25/03/2020 11:49:47 11 11
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578 Tom Stockton "I’ve volunteered btw. And I expect never, ever to be called upon" Who knows...when they've filled the quotas for drivers, carers, logistics experts etc., and they're casting around saying "For God's sake...where do we find a loud Left Wing nihilist?"...maybe they'll be in touch. Stand by your phone!
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25/03/2020 12:02:58 8 3
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Re 595 Anglophone @ me:?“Who knows...when they've filled the quotas for drivers, carers, logistics experts etc., and they're casting around saying "For God's sake...where do we find a loud Left Wing nihilist?"...maybe they'll be in touch.” + And this is the sort of scumbag response I get for volunteering my services to my Country for no reward. You should be ashamed of yourself. :(
#595 Anglophone Who knows...when they've filled the quotas for drivers, carers, logistics experts etc., and they're casting around saying "For God's sake...where do we find a loud Left Wing nihilist?"...maybe they'll be in touch. —- Look at the hard right virtue signaller decrying those whose views differ.....same old Spivs....claiming a monopoly on ethics and hard work. Sickening.
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25/03/2020 11:12:35 9 5
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368. Posted by bph75 on Just now Where's the uproar about Prince charlie going against government advice. And buggering off to there 2nd or 3rd home to self isolate. He had been up here several weeks and obviously it’s too risky for the Monarch and all her heirs to be holed up in the same building. Focus your uproar on Trump or the president of Brazil
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25/03/2020 11:50:18 10 8
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407 Posted byNo Surrenderon He had been up here several weeks and obviously it’s too risky for the Monarch and all her heirs to be holed up in the same building. Focus your uproar on Trump or the president of Brazil Reply. Strange how the Palace says he flew up on Sunday and had the test on Monday, meeting the NHS testing criteria.so if anyone has mild symptoms, big ears you can get tested
572
25/03/2020 11:43:54 9 18
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I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :(
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25/03/2020 11:50:28 16 7
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572. Posted by Mike Edwards on Just now I’ve volunteered to be a delivery driver and put my £65k job on pause. Unfortunately after reading some of the comments from the anti Tory brigade and Remainers I’m thinking i don’t want to help anymore. :( ---- Excellent level of commitment, why should Briatain tremble with committed souls like you to rely on? Pathetic.
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DJL
25/03/2020 11:50:28 12 3
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From some of the comments corona virus isn't the only sickness in this country. There are some really sick people on this HYS
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25/03/2020 11:46:38 11 30
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NHS ONLY needs professional doctors and nurses not those who love helping in local charities. If we still stay in EU, we may get some helpers from East Europe (which by far has least effect) but not any more. SO the only chance is to ask China to help ??yeahbutnobuthumanrightsbats, OKEY then BBC removed my last post on the same content but would like to have my advice published again
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25/03/2020 11:50:38 9 9
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Panic buying and hoarding is in general a myth perpetuated by the Mail etc The supermarkets have got off lightly. Most people were sensibly stocking for a potential 14 day isolation and 3 months if vulnerable and the system broke.Supermarkets have a privileged position in the retail sector because of food security and their sales controls and re stocking procedures in a crisis failed the public