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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I’ve signed up!
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1Thank you ALL for your hard work & dedication you are essential frontline workers. Iam concerned that even though having to work side by side ,practicing strict hygiene precautions... Staff in the frontline are NOT keeping canteen / break times and gatherings as the above in photographs ... THE ESSENTIAL Social distancing advice!
25/03/2020 14:22:13 11 0
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1. Posted by Bronxite 4 hours ago: "I’ve signed up!" Wow. What kind of person do you have to be to downvote this? Apparently there are at least 15 of them here. I'm stunned that they would disapprove of someone just trying to help.
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Spread the word https://app.jogl.io/program/opencovid19 The goal of the OpenCovid19 initiative as a program is to collectively develop open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use to fight the Covid19 Pandemic. Anyone can play a role.
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2 sides of the British people being shown. The good side being those who have volunteered to help the NHS. Sadly, the flipside: Ambulances in Kent and Home Delivery Vans being set on fire, Fire Extinguishers being set off in NHS Hospitals. So we have the very good and the very stupid. I hope they catch the little thugs and punish both them and their fickle parents.
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The British people pulling together. Adversity brings out the best of this nation.
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25/03/2020 10:19:58 51 8
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@3 And the worst is brought out too. The UK is no better and no worse than other countries at times like this. You have examples of the very best and unfortunately examples of the very worst.
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3. Richard ....."adversity brings the best out of this nation"..... Interestingly every nation is the same. Exactly the same.
25/03/2020 14:48:49 17 3
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3. Posted byRichardon 5 hours ago The British people pulling together. Adversity brings out the best of this nation. - yep, it's good job all us regular folk got this crisis sorted out just in time for parliament to shut down for a few weeks... it's not like there is a need for leadership or anything right now...
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Good to see people coming together in this time of crisis. I don't think the community spirit of this country is gone, as much as the media would have us believe that's the case.
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4. John Howard Norfolk Not sure how many young folks are offering..... Perhaps we need to restore National Service! ======= £100 says you're not over 75 & therefore didn't do national service. It's always those who didn't do it themselves that want it imposed on others. Odd
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Most of them hoping it will get them early access to the shops in nhs hour.
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#5, Achiles I take it by your comment, you won't be offering to help anyone other than yourself. It took only five comments for the first troll to appear...
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@5. Achilleson Most of them hoping it will get them early access to the shops in nhs hour. ---------------------------------- Your post tells us more about you than the volunteers. It tells us that it's what you'd do if you were a volunteer. It tells us that you're dishonest and untrustworthy. It tells us that at heart, you're a liar.
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The worst of times can bring out the best in humanity. We'll get through this and lessons will be learned hopefully.
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Good to see there are still good people who don't just think of themselves ... Hoarders take note.
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25/03/2020 10:17:37 343 11
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United we stand, and this a good sign of just that.
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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9. Posted by Wakuteka Take a Chance on Just now 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 Dd you read the text, note the subject? For gods sake drop the Brexit PR, drop the polotics, concentrate on the issue at hand.
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@9 by Wakuteka Take a Chanceon "Downvote if you are a bigot!!" And still there are more downvotes than upvotes. Just goes to show how stupid your idea is. "Sir Boris?" - give me a break! That really would bring the honours system into disrepute. At least he's doing a better job than Donald. Even though all he's doing is passing on the advice from the experts.
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@9. UPVOTE if you think Sir Boris Johnson should be KNIGHTEDafter his BREXCELLENT negotiation skills during our fantastic departure from the EU, as well as his inspiring service during the coronavirus outbreak Bojoke took his eye off the ball whilst getting his wet dream completed, no PPE kit or covid test left for NHS staff, asleep at the wheel, tar and feather job at best.
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25/03/2020 10:47:22 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.
Awaiting all of the sneering comments from the brainwashed Momentum Marxists I'm sure that if Comrade Corbyn was PM (god forbid), and he was following EXACTLY the same scientific & medical advice, it would be a different story Just stay in and / or do your bit! Removed
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10. Posted byHarriet Lime - The Third Woman ---- It is time for sad little trolls to go away.
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@10 Harriet Lime - The Third Woman "Awaiting all of the sneering comments from the brainwashed Momentum Marxists" First nine comments are positive, decent, congratulatory etc. Then along you come with your usual dismal attempts at cheap political point scoring. For goodness sake grow up & ease off with your constant sneering comments!
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25/03/2020 10:27:01 6 1
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#10 Harriet Lime And you were the first.....
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Well done and thanks to all those volunteers. NHS staff and volunteers = ace. Hoarders + bar-b-qers + last weekend's daytrippers = lame.
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I do hope all these people are tested for the virus...otherwise another vector.
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Nice one ... special thanks to our youth (who I know help knowing they are less vulnerable)! You will often see the haters calling you snowflakes and us called boomers etc, but actually, the vast majoprioty of you realise we are the generation that brought you here and moreover, we realise you are the all important next generation that we love and hope to be around as grandparents etc ...
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Well done everyone who volunteers.If anything this sh**y situation might unite us a little..
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NHS “We are in need of 250,000 volunteers to help deliver food and medicines, driving patients to appointments and phoning the isolated.” UK Public “Yes”
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With the current climate its good to see a positive news story.
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Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media, while decent people just simply ignore them and step up to help in a time of need. Good on everyone who has volunteered.
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17.Keith Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media ======= Asking why frontline medical staff don't have the necessary protective equipment isn't 'heckling'. It's rightly holding a Government to account who have repeatedly failed our nurses & doctors. Many don't like being reminded of the consequences of their political choices.
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"17. Posted by Keith on Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media" That would be Labour who have consistently made recommendations that the government have eventually implemented? "while decent people just simply ignore them and step up to help in a time of need." Keith yet again proving he wouldn't know socialism if it slapped him.
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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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17. Posted by Mr Lovecandy on 4 minutes ago More condescending head-patting from the BBC = Yet again the BBC do not make the news they report to you what others have tod them. I do wish BBC bashers would just go away and play on another media outlet
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To those that have signed up, Thank You!
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Mandatory enrolment for hoarders with a fine if they don’t.
There is a special place in hell reserved for Donald Trump. America's worst president. Removed
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25/03/2020 10:19:18 171 3
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Well done and thank you to everyone who is signing up. It will make a significant difference for a lot of vulnerable people.
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25/03/2020 10:19:18 15 17
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I do hope they are 'vetted', we don't want any rogues among them, who will be responsible should there be one?
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22. Dave "I do hope they are 'vetted', we don't want any rogues among them, who will be responsible should there be one? " Agree. There are already cases of crooks knocking on doors offering to shop for the elderly. Any crisis brings out the best and the worst.
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25/03/2020 10:19:28 17 9
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In principal everyone could be infected, but cannot be tested as they are asymptomatic, we need to test everyone
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Jolly good show
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25/03/2020 10:19:58 51 2
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We've set up this exact thing in our small town of Kirkby Lonsdale. It was put into motion last week and it's already helping those that need it in the local community. Well done Janet for setting it up. I'm grateful to live in such a caring place.
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The British people pulling together. Adversity brings out the best of this nation.
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@3 And the worst is brought out too. The UK is no better and no worse than other countries at times like this. You have examples of the very best and unfortunately examples of the very worst.
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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9. Posted by Wakuteka Take a Chance on Just now 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 Dd you read the text, note the subject? For gods sake drop the Brexit PR, drop the polotics, concentrate on the issue at hand.
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25/03/2020 10:20:08 33 4
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This is a fantastic reflection of the resilience of the Great British public
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28. ....."the resilience of the great British public".... Funny thing, the Aussies say similar things, as do the French, Germans, Spanish, the Yanks et al. Why do we think we are so special? I think I'm going to be sick.. Tally ho chaps.
25/03/2020 22:30:24 5 1
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28 dead today. 87 yesterday.
Awaiting all of the sneering comments from the brainwashed Momentum Marxists I'm sure that if Comrade Corbyn was PM (god forbid), and he was following EXACTLY the same scientific & medical advice, it would be a different story Just stay in and / or do your bit! Removed
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10. Posted byHarriet Lime - The Third Woman ---- It is time for sad little trolls to go away.
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The spirit of human kindness in times of crisis is undaunting... Respect people!
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Compare and contrast Normal everyday people.....Travelodge Signed up myself this morning to help
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Brilliant, people getting the 80% and being given the chance to give back, this is good, I will be signing up.
Awaiting all of the sneering comments from the brainwashed Momentum Marxists I'm sure that if Comrade Corbyn was PM (god forbid), and he was following EXACTLY the same scientific & medical advice, it would be a different story Just stay in and / or do your bit! Removed
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@10 Harriet Lime - The Third Woman "Awaiting all of the sneering comments from the brainwashed Momentum Marxists" First nine comments are positive, decent, congratulatory etc. Then along you come with your usual dismal attempts at cheap political point scoring. For goodness sake grow up & ease off with your constant sneering comments!
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25/03/2020 10:20:48 33 3
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Fantastic news. Good to know that people out there care. I hope this will give NHS staff a much needed morale boost.
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We Britts always pull together in times of crisis, always did and always will...
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25/03/2020 10:18:58 8 4
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Will you please make it clear that this is only for England. Nothing has been set up yet for Scotland, Wales or NI.
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Most of them hoping it will get them early access to the shops in nhs hour.
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#5, Achiles I take it by your comment, you won't be offering to help anyone other than yourself. It took only five comments for the first troll to appear...
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My sister is one of the 1.5 million people required to stay inside, so thank you to everyone who has already signed up. Every single one of you is awesome!
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What we now need is for people to stay at home and continue to isolate rather than thinking lets go on holiday to the coast. Stay at home isn't a request, its a necessity.
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If the media get there way . They will close all our industry and bankrupt and give them More doom . The benefits system is already overwhelmed . So how do people access money with none !! This is without stopping 5 million self employed who will have to access money through no fault of there own . You are idiots BBC SKY and irisponsible . NO GOV can borrow money fir everybody . DEPPRESION
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40. clive “NO GOV can borrow money fir everybody . DEPPRESION” Calm down. If all governments print money we all are going to end up at the same point. Depression is very much on the cards. If it happens or how deep it will be depends on the governments’ handling of the crisis. Which is most certainly not business-as-usual approach, the Trump’s favoured option.
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@40 by clive …..That's a shocking, and awful attitude to have towards ppl safety.
This Lockdown goes against MY HUMAN RIGHTS and I feel extremely offended! Anyone else for a protest Infront of downing Street tomorrow??? #SoyMilk Removed
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25/03/2020 10:24:50 19 4
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41: your rights in society come with obligations as well, if people start messing about the next step will be to deploy the army...and they are not trained for politeness, but to get the job done.
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@41 .... FUNNNNNNNY
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I'm proud of this country. Ignore the eternally pessimistic, anti-British (often radical leftists) desperate to see us fail. In times of emergency, we've stepped up to the plate to serve. Well done the lot of you. Brits, EU residents, RoW residents, visitors, you're all an inspiration!
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I can see the need for help but 250,000 plus now mixing with vulnerable people and not staying at home seems at odds to government advice.
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Crisis can bring out the worst in people, but it's good to see it can also bring out the best. Well done to all those who signed up.
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And this is original Britain. Loving hearts and service minded. Dont judge UK by comments in bbc comment section or in any news paper.
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25/03/2020 10:22:29 21 6
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God bless every single one of them as the song goes when the going gets tough the tough get going puts the morons sunbathing in London and those who think sensible restrictions are for other people not them to shame
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Well done the 250,000 ??????
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Well done everyone. Great to see people pulling together in a time of need.
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Is there a phone number, I can't see one ?
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You need full hazmat suits
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We have 500000 abled body teachers locked up at home, on full salary, whilst the rest of us are taking great financial sacrifices. Or having to work in dangerous circumstances - check out operators and NHS staff. The Govt should requisition them as in wartime, if they refuse, cut their money (estimate £500m a week) and spread it around the self employed and those left trying to survive on SSP
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I do hope they are 'vetted', we don't want any rogues among them, who will be responsible should there be one?
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22. Dave "I do hope they are 'vetted', we don't want any rogues among them, who will be responsible should there be one? " Agree. There are already cases of crooks knocking on doors offering to shop for the elderly. Any crisis brings out the best and the worst.
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I have signed up but I had to be persistent, the for requires ID documents to be uploaded etc. Seems to be an American system on Goodsam. I very much doubt that given the state of the sign up process, they will be organised enough to make good use of 250,000 people. But I will try anyway.
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Signed up ... do my bit to help those who need it. Everyone who can should ...
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Why do people keep bleating on about being tested, it's a waste of NHS resources unless it's at point of admission to hospital. So you test me today and in 3 days you find I'm negative, do you then test me again and again!!!! Much better would be to test for antibodies to see if you've had it, then if you have you can help to keep the country running.
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55SimonRon ..people keep..on about being tested..waste of NHS resources...test me today and in 3 days ..I'm negative.. better..to test for antibodies..keep the country running - Countries who have tested contacted and isolated vigorously are able to contain the spread and have lower death rates If youngsters died would there be a stricter policy? Do we know you can't catch it again?
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25/03/2020 10:23:57 7 9
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Surely MP' should not take their long Easter break when UK is in the middle of it's most severe crisis since WW2. It doesn't send the right message to the population. "Don't do what I do, do what I say"
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@56. expatks "Surely MP' should not take their long Easter break when UK is in the middle of it's most severe crisis since WW2." --- Now is not the time to be faffing about with debates and votes in the commons. As with wartime the government has a job to do and they should just get on with it.
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I’m a supermarket delivery driver. I have people flashing lights, putting their thumbs up and customers telling me how really grateful they are. Really lifting my spirits.
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I'm part of a community that has a volunteer scheme (with training) to help anyone who needs it. They're doing a fantastic job, despite efforts of a megalomaniacal councillor who wants to rule the world, and who makes life difficult. But we started before this call for volunteers, and I'm concerned about further duplication of effort.
This Lockdown goes against MY HUMAN RIGHTS and I feel extremely offended! Anyone else for a protest Infront of downing Street tomorrow??? #SoyMilk Removed
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41: your rights in society come with obligations as well, if people start messing about the next step will be to deploy the army...and they are not trained for politeness, but to get the job done.
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UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus
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60. Posted by nic on 5 minutes ago UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus. No people just need to stay at home. Unbelievable, there's still people like you blaming everything on immigration!
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60. nic UK as a matter of urgency must halt the refugee routes which are acting as a conduit for virus --- Good to see that even at a time of national crisis anti-immigrant bigots never miss a chance to perpetuate a disgusting lie. If you didn't understand what low-lifes these people are before you certainly should now.
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25/03/2020 10:21:00 14 6
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This is a nice story. We can beat coronavirus with love and laughter.
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Well done - I'd like to help but I've been advised to self-isolate - or have I?
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So the government who have cut the NHS to the absolute bone are now panicking and hundreds of thousands of middle Englanders have signed up most of whom won’t have a clue what they are doing. What you can be sure of though is that these clowns will be compliant in spreading the disease. Brilliant
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Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media, while decent people just simply ignore them and step up to help in a time of need. Good on everyone who has volunteered.
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17.Keith Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media ======= Asking why frontline medical staff don't have the necessary protective equipment isn't 'heckling'. It's rightly holding a Government to account who have repeatedly failed our nurses & doctors. Many don't like being reminded of the consequences of their political choices.
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@64. St MIchael Asking why frontline medical staff don't have the necessary protective equipment isn't 'heckling'. It's rightly holding a Government to account who have repeatedly failed our nurses & doctors. --- Absolute rubbish. There will be a time and place in the future for that kind of enquiry. It's not now, we are where we are and this blame BS is VERY unhelpful.
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That is heart warming.
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Great to see this community spirit in these testing times.
This Lockdown goes against MY HUMAN RIGHTS and I feel extremely offended! Anyone else for a protest Infront of downing Street tomorrow??? #SoyMilk Removed
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@41 .... FUNNNNNNNY
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Can I put a controversial point of view out there? How do we feel as a society for effectively putting 1.5m in an enforced prison when they’ve done nothing wrong?
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68 Display Name How do we feel as a society for effectively putting 1.5m in an enforced prison when they’ve done nothing wrong? --- More to the point releasing a whole bunch who HAVE done something worthy of a prison sentence
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"68. Posted by Display Name on 4 hours ago Can I put a controversial point of view out there? How do we feel as a society for effectively putting 1.5m in an enforced prison when they’ve done nothing wrong?" Not controversial mate, just stupid.
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25/03/2020 10:25:30 35 7
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For every moron packing the pubs on Friday night there's another person doing the right thing. Very well done all.
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25/03/2020 10:20:08 33 4
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This is a fantastic reflection of the resilience of the Great British public
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28. ....."the resilience of the great British public".... Funny thing, the Aussies say similar things, as do the French, Germans, Spanish, the Yanks et al. Why do we think we are so special? I think I'm going to be sick.. Tally ho chaps.
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It is so wonderful to see this. Huge thanks and well done to all these great people who have volonteered.
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If the media get there way . They will close all our industry and bankrupt and give them More doom . The benefits system is already overwhelmed . So how do people access money with none !! This is without stopping 5 million self employed who will have to access money through no fault of there own . You are idiots BBC SKY and irisponsible . NO GOV can borrow money fir everybody . DEPPRESION
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40. clive “NO GOV can borrow money fir everybody . DEPPRESION” Calm down. If all governments print money we all are going to end up at the same point. Depression is very much on the cards. If it happens or how deep it will be depends on the governments’ handling of the crisis. Which is most certainly not business-as-usual approach, the Trump’s favoured option.
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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@9 by Wakuteka Take a Chanceon "Downvote if you are a bigot!!" And still there are more downvotes than upvotes. Just goes to show how stupid your idea is. "Sir Boris?" - give me a break! That really would bring the honours system into disrepute. At least he's doing a better job than Donald. Even though all he's doing is passing on the advice from the experts.
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25/03/2020 10:26:01 20 24
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Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. Perhaps we need to restore National Service!
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@74 John Howard Norfolk Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. Perhaps we need to restore National Service! Time to involve the Army. A night stick around the back of their heads will sober them up. Come on Boris.
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74. Posted byJohn Howard Norfolkon Not sure how many young folks are offering - they clearly have time on their hands having torched a local skate park and two supermarket delivery vans yesterday. ------- My kids are currently volunteering to take shopping and prescriptions to elderly housebound. I hope you're not one of them.
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dont expect to use the tube to get there despite only a very small % of the population having the virus....... amongst tube staff the sick rate is over 30% since this outbreak causing reduction in services and packed tube trains......and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq"
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75. Posted by1811on Just now dont expect to use the tube to get there despite only a very small % of the population having the virus....... amongst tube staff the sick rate is over 30% since this outbreak causing reduction in services and packed tube trains......and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq" You know this to be a fact do you, or you just making it up ?
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25/03/2020 10:30:53 26 3
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75. Posted by1811on 1 minute ago "and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq" " ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Maybe layoff the "Trumpisms", they're not getting him anywhere.
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25/03/2020 10:26:11 15 2
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Something to smile about!
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25/03/2020 10:26:41 22 22
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£156BN a year + 100,000's of Volunteer's The whole country seems to revolve around the sacrosanct NHS, with no one DARING to ask any questions as to why the layer's of highly paid management didn't organise basic disaster contingency items such as protective clothing & ventilators???
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25/03/2020 10:35:05 13 7
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@77. You are right and those who marked you down are wrong. There was a lady on the R4 this morning telling how NHS Managers declined additional equipment at the end of January. My son's company experienced the same. NHS - GREAT DRS and NURSES but Pathetic Managers. Proud to be a volunteer....
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25/03/2020 10:26:41 34 6
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Shout out to all the volunteers, NHS workers, supermarket workers and home delivery drivers, your hard work is much appreciated. We wouldn’t survive without out you ??????
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25/03/2020 10:26:51 12 10
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BBC a great news headline well done and thanks to all those offering their services. I for one appreciate your efforts. Ignore the construction story it’s a no story. It’s pretty easy to understand the criteria set for those going to work. Run more trains Mr Mayor. Start by issuing instructions rather than appearing on TV running down those who are working hard to assist the country. Do your bit
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25/03/2020 10:25:01 13 15
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Marvellous stuff! There always be an England, you know!
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25/03/2020 12:22:41 11 4
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80 Chooch Marvellous stuff! There always be an England, you know! --- Geology, the passing of time and entropy say otherwise
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25/03/2020 10:25:01 12 5
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Open to all left right and centre but don't mention brexit.. ??
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25/03/2020 10:27:01 81 4
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"We have 500000 abled body teachers locked up at home, on full salary, whilst the rest of us ... and NHS staff." Actually most teachers are still at work (in dangerous circumstances) and any at home could be put on ssp by their employer.. or fall back on the 80% same as everyone else on PAYE. Most of those NHS workers wouldn;t be there if the teachers weren't looking after their kids.
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25/03/2020 10:27:01 19 24
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Come on BBC, rather than keep opening more HYS forums to create arguments & division purely to keep you're clickcount up, when are you going to do your bit for the country and suspend collection of the TV licence monthly direct debits - I'm sure your staff would be more than happy to have their wages temporarily cut to £2500 to help fund it (in line with the help limit for rest of the country)
Awaiting all of the sneering comments from the brainwashed Momentum Marxists I'm sure that if Comrade Corbyn was PM (god forbid), and he was following EXACTLY the same scientific & medical advice, it would be a different story Just stay in and / or do your bit! Removed
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25/03/2020 10:27:01 6 1
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#10 Harriet Lime And you were the first.....
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25/03/2020 10:27:11 61 3
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Must be hundreds of restaurants/cafes that have been forced to shut with stocks of food about to go off, it would be nice if this food could be distributed to the homeless/needy at this desperate time. I already know of a couple of restaurants that have donated to their local hospital to help the NHS staff.
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25/03/2020 10:23:57 7 9
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Surely MP' should not take their long Easter break when UK is in the middle of it's most severe crisis since WW2. It doesn't send the right message to the population. "Don't do what I do, do what I say"
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25/03/2020 10:27:31 16 4
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@56. expatks "Surely MP' should not take their long Easter break when UK is in the middle of it's most severe crisis since WW2." --- Now is not the time to be faffing about with debates and votes in the commons. As with wartime the government has a job to do and they should just get on with it.
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25/03/2020 10:27:31 259 9
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Fantastic! Maybe CV is getting people to focus on real people issues, not Love Island and the bloody Kardashians.
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25/03/2020 10:27:52 14 11
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Notice to panic-buyers: Stop buying pasta! Don't you know, the Italians are the biggest pasta eaters - look what happened there.
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25/03/2020 10:27:52 33 5
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We 'll done all of you, the worst of Britain has been on show for too long.
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25/03/2020 10:18:47 58 41
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Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media, while decent people just simply ignore them and step up to help in a time of need. Good on everyone who has volunteered.
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25/03/2020 10:27:52 37 8
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"17. Posted by Keith on Labour politicians heckling from the sidelines, aided and abetted by our scandalous media" That would be Labour who have consistently made recommendations that the government have eventually implemented? "while decent people just simply ignore them and step up to help in a time of need." Keith yet again proving he wouldn't know socialism if it slapped him.
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25/03/2020 10:28:02 197 4
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As someone who is classed as vulnerable and who is frustrated , I want to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers.
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25/03/2020 10:26:01 12 28
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dont expect to use the tube to get there despite only a very small % of the population having the virus....... amongst tube staff the sick rate is over 30% since this outbreak causing reduction in services and packed tube trains......and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq"
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25/03/2020 10:28:12 12 6
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75. Posted by1811on Just now dont expect to use the tube to get there despite only a very small % of the population having the virus....... amongst tube staff the sick rate is over 30% since this outbreak causing reduction in services and packed tube trains......and dont expect any attempts to address this from "do nothing Sadiq" You know this to be a fact do you, or you just making it up ?
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25/03/2020 10:28:32 13 6
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Good on you folks. I would say however that the government owes a huge debt to people after this is all over having made huge mistakes with the NHS in the recent past. The time to rethink our trajectory will be then taking account of those self interested business owners and mouthpieces...
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25/03/2020 10:28:32 18 0
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This doesn't directly concern NHS, but I'm still at my desk as our charity is coordinating volunteers to deliver groceries, medical supplies etc. Heartening to see how many are offering. With regard to checking: plainly the full vetting procedure would be preferable, but if someone doesn't have it but is long-term known to me and/or the lady who organises the deliveries we let them participate.
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25/03/2020 10:28:42 28 47
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What a great spirit. Perhaps the remoaners on here could keep quiet today as well
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25/03/2020 10:32:34 34 7
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95. Posted by boycie on Just now What a great spirit. Perhaps the remoaners on here could keep quiet today as well. There aren't any remoaners here, most of them will be working on the NHS front line.
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25/03/2020 10:28:42 11 3
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Faith is a Humanity restored.
96.Tom-Stockton 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. ..... The spirit isn’t ignited because it’s dead inside you Tom. Stop projecting onto others. Removed
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25/03/2020 10:28:52 10 1
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??????????
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25/03/2020 10:29:02 10 4
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I'm on the district line towards upminater its empty only 8 people on it
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25/03/2020 10:31:53 7 5
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98. Posted by dean "I'm on the district line towards upminater…….." --- Why??
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25/03/2020 10:29:02 9 2
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Bravo - and I only wish that I could do so too....
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Den
25/03/2020 10:29:22 21 5
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We are so short of testing kits NHS staff can’t get tested and yet Premier League footballers don’t seem to be having any trouble, strange