Beer gardens reopen after 15 weeks in lockdown
06/07/2020 | news | other | 1,443
Business owners have warned their biggest hurdle could be persuading customers that it is safe to go out.
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06/07/2020 09:23:49 70 36
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Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing.
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06/07/2020 09:31:13 17 9
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1 It's not the UK it's England, do not constantly imply support for England from other UK nations by using the term UK when it is specifically England that you refer too (opened up on Saturday).
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06/07/2020 09:35:05 163 9
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@ 1. Jamie Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing. They were having a dry? run at it a few weeks ago (West End G'gow) in the Parks and Lanes as Pubs started "Take-Away pints" Except a lot of the Punters drank it outside the bars and peed behind the library on Byres Road! Alcohol & us Scots eh!!
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06/07/2020 10:46:50 14 4
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1. jamie—"Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK…" Scotland is part of the UK, Jamie.
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06/07/2020 11:57:55 7 8
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@1 Scotland is part of the UK.
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06/07/2020 12:17:28 11 7
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@1.jamie Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing. _ Scotland is in the UK. Although, not so if Nicola had her way.
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06/07/2020 09:25:49 22 43
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We'll have our FREEDOM??????????????????????????????????????????
06/07/2020 21:21:49 14 8
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The SNP surging in the polls? New one on me. Must be making it up through SNP propaganda, along with the daily blah blah show. Absolute drivel. Indy ref 2 will never happen. How many SNP supporters are on Furlough which is paid by Westminster? Bet your glad you're not independent. Thank you Boris for Furlough.
06/07/2020 23:01:00 13 5
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Let's face it even if they got Indy Ref 2 and the result was NO again they would still not accept the will of the people. They would immediately be campaigning for Indy Ref 3. Should there come a point where Indy Ref 2 happens there should be a legally binding clause prohibiting a third for a set number of years 25-30 should cover a generation.
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06/07/2020 09:26:10 192 80
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That looks like a beer garden to avoid, if that's the kind of clientelle hanging about.
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06/07/2020 09:27:10 56 20
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Glad they didn't open on the weekend and initially just outdoors. Hopefully folk will behave themselves, especially after watching some of the crazy scenes in England over the weekend!
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06/07/2020 09:27:10 5 9
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Carnage.
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06/07/2020 09:28:11 53 23
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Doing something like this during the week, when it's easier to manage than a weekend, is so obvious and sensible, one wonders why the UK government opted for a Saturday to open pubs ?????
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06/07/2020 09:35:56 50 6
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@6 OK, so what happens come Fri/Sat or for that matter those who aren't working and treat everyday as the same, nothing to stop those on furlough etc going out as if a Mon or Wed is a Sat night is there? Scotland will have the same scenes
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06/07/2020 09:28:52 21 7
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@Jamie: Yes, I hope so too. However, I think until the legal situation changes, Scotland - like it or hate it - is still part of the UK, isn't it?
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06/07/2020 09:29:12 50 26
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Never one to miss a photo opportunity.
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06/07/2020 09:30:02 6 4
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If they disregard all social distancing, set Nic Wood on them. I wouldn't cross him...
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06/07/2020 09:30:12 184 54
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Nicola sat round the pub with all her mates .....
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10. Posted by Prestidigitateur on 32 minutes ago Nicola sat round the pub with all her mates ..... ___ In the "Grass Arena" pub.
Re 10 "Nicola sat round the pub with all her mates ...." Do you actually believe she has any? Removed
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06/07/2020 09:30:12 51 34
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Don't get me wrong Nicola is immensely more trustworthy than Boris. However it's hilarious how she essentially just copies Westminster, but does it a few days later, yet gets praise like she leading a nation that is a world leader in beating the virus and doesn't have worse per capita numbers than England.
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06/07/2020 09:30:42 3 14
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Is a very pretty picture.
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06/07/2020 09:30:42 177 10
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Another very welcome step towards normality and a chance for people to salvage their business and preserve jobs.
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06/07/2020 09:23:49 70 36
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Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing.
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06/07/2020 09:31:13 17 9
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1 It's not the UK it's England, do not constantly imply support for England from other UK nations by using the term UK when it is specifically England that you refer too (opened up on Saturday).
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06/07/2020 09:31:13 109 15
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As the head of Police in England and Wales said "social distancing drunk people is nigh on impossible!" Pretty sure it'll be the same up in Scotland. Just have to do the best we can but scenes in London over the weekend I don't hold much hope.
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06/07/2020 10:39:16 11 1
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15 weeks. That was some lock-in.
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06/07/2020 09:32:13 20 1
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Its good news for those that wish to visit - unfortunately that's probably about it - lets not kid ourselves it'll kick start the economy - most of the chat on the trade forums over the w/e is about running at a loss due to the limited customers and extra costs. At best it'll hopefully set up some longer term improvements aimed at increasing takings.
I'd wear a mask too if near her. You might catch a does of whatever causes her to hate the English. Removed
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06/07/2020 09:32:34 282 17
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“Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing.” Like in Kelvingrove Park and others areas in Glasgow over recent weeks? Selfish, irresponsible folk to be found across UK
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06/07/2020 09:32:34 86 33
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Nice to see the FM surrounded (at an appropriate distance) by all her pals!
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06/07/2020 09:32:34 6 8
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About time. Funny how it's OK to go to work and catch Covid19 because the economy is more important than the health of us working class tax cattle. But we catch go to the pub and catch Covid19 because we might catch Covid19 and die...hmmmm
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06/07/2020 09:32:51 228 92
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... and in the midst of all the thinly veiled anyi-Westminster rhetoric we discover that the Scottish Govt aka Nicola Sturgeon has not been implementing quarantine checks on airline passengers arriving at Scottish airports ... and the 5 mile exclusion zone around Dumfries and Galloway is not "local lockdown" ... is this a Two Ronnie's script or maybe Monty Python?
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06/07/2020 09:54:07 25 13
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21 The usual fact free post. Airlines passenger lists are not devolved they come under the Home Office. CH4 last night showed it was not the Scottish NHS but the Home Office who had not given security clearance to allow this to happen. Nobody from the Home Office would answer why they had not given permission. Inept Westminster Govt yet again to add to the list BoZo has messed up.
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06/07/2020 10:07:46 15 8
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@21 ”. and in the midst of all the thinly veiled anyi-Westminster rhetoric we discover that the Scottish Govt aka Nicola Sturgeon has not been implementing quarantine checks on airline passengers arriving at Scottish airports" As it turns out, this one is yet another example of Westminster not keeping devolved govs involved in decision making. No powers passed on to allow checks to happen.
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06/07/2020 10:19:03 21 10
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21. Posted by Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells on 44 minutes ago ... and in the midst of all the thinly veiled anyi-Westminster rhetoric we discover that the Scottish Govt aka Nicola Sturgeon has not been implementing quarantine checks on airline passengers you're missing the major point with the airport checks didn't happen as home office hadn't supplied security clearance 1 nation my arse
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06/07/2020 09:33:04 267 129
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I just wish NC would stop the grandstanding and politicising this pandemic. It's like she's constantly looking for a fight with Westminster rather than take action independently. Funny that as she craves independence.
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@22. Posted byBMT-An Alternative View Nonsense, all your seeing is what you want to see.
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22. Posted by BMT-An Alternative View You have a point, if Scotland were independent the SNP would be pointless. Its the only policy they have.
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22. Posted byBMT-An Alternative View A bot, if ever I seen one
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06/07/2020 09:33:44 59 97
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I just wish Nicola Sturgeon was running the whole of the UK. She has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice.
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06/07/2020 09:38:07 70 38
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23. Posted byJail IR35 Tax Dodgers and Tory tax avoiderson Just now I just wish Nicola Sturgeon was running the whole of the UK. She has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice. Funny that, all her decisions are the same as those in England except a few days later, the woman is just grandstanding, great leader my ****
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06/07/2020 09:57:39 27 21
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@23 " She (Nicola) has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice." -- Quite the opposite. The U.K. government have been acting on scientific advice. Nicola has been acting on whatever undermines the U.K. --
06/07/2020 23:18:00 12 3
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23. Posted by Jail IR35 Tax Dodgers and Tory tax avoiders She has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice. Her "scientific advice", at the hight of infection, was that masks don't help. 100+ days later the "scientific advice" is masks are mandatory in 14 days. Go and think about that, and then try to tell us how great she is.
07/07/2020 08:10:32 9 11
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@23. Jail IR35 Tax Dodgers and Tory tax avoiderson "I just wish Nicola Sturgeon was running the whole of the UK." Thankfully she is not ?? because she is far too busy point scoring than doing her day job!
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06/07/2020 09:34:05 62 12
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What is wrong with us as a country?...is all we care about a drink?
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06/07/2020 09:34:05 56 31
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Its a waste of time going to the pub under these restrictions. We cant hide in the house forever. Its time to end the lockdown and get back to normal life. If you are scared of getting covid stay at home.
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06/07/2020 09:34:35 1 9
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yuk!
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06/07/2020 09:23:49 70 36
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Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing.
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06/07/2020 09:35:05 163 9
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@ 1. Jamie Hopefully Scotland can learn from the UK and ensure people don't simply fill the streets outside pubs and disregard all social distancing. They were having a dry? run at it a few weeks ago (West End G'gow) in the Parks and Lanes as Pubs started "Take-Away pints" Except a lot of the Punters drank it outside the bars and peed behind the library on Byres Road! Alcohol & us Scots eh!!
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06/07/2020 09:35:05 45 78
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A further 27,000 excess deaths are “likely” by next April in England if the government there sticks by it's current policy. Unlike Scotland which had and has the better approach. According to Sir David King of the independent scientific advice group. England run by self-serving charlatans. Highest death rate in Europe. Thank you Nicola Sturgeon!
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06/07/2020 09:42:19 80 23
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28: Scotland has the better approach? Any evidence other than anecdotal. The figure you quote belongs in the same comments such as Neil Ferguson’s assertions that 510,000 would die and soundly refuted by the likes of Michael Levit who incidentally has predicted the same virus curves for every country. But that would entail reading rather than listening to Nikeola.
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06/07/2020 10:58:08 7 5
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28. Posted by58 percent did not vote for liar BoJo Scotland's death rate (as reported by R of S) is higher than England's!
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06/07/2020 09:35:05 25 4
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Hopefully common sense will prevail..... Oh hang on wait a minute ?!?!!?!?
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06/07/2020 09:28:11 53 23
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Doing something like this during the week, when it's easier to manage than a weekend, is so obvious and sensible, one wonders why the UK government opted for a Saturday to open pubs ?????
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06/07/2020 09:35:56 50 6
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@6 OK, so what happens come Fri/Sat or for that matter those who aren't working and treat everyday as the same, nothing to stop those on furlough etc going out as if a Mon or Wed is a Sat night is there? Scotland will have the same scenes
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06/07/2020 09:36:46 168 102
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Sturgeon's constant political dithering makes Johnson look decisive.
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06/07/2020 09:37:06 3 6
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Can't bear beer.
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06/07/2020 09:37:06 22 25
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Keep Scotland Safe. Scotland has got its coronavirus situation into a much better place than England and the Scottish people can take credit. We don't want to spoil that, be careful out there because there's a lot of catching up to do with other health conditions, and the NHS needs the capacity to deal with that.
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06/07/2020 09:37:27 49 6
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Al fresco dining in Scotland is a rare beast indeed. Some pubs have a few tables outside if the weather is good and they have the space. It's a nice bonus to the bottom line but not enough to make it worth opening for.
Can you see a scot a little worried about going the pub,supey maybe but not pub. Removed
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06/07/2020 09:37:47 25 8
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Like others I'm completely anti-social now and will not be frequenting beer gardens ant time soon. Good luck bringing in the tourists for making up the losses.
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06/07/2020 09:37:47 92 46
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Staged managed nonsense from the ( self appointed ) high priestess of nonsense. She’d clear any beer garden. The owners must be gutted.
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06/07/2020 09:37:47 126 56
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Avoid the SNP like it's Covid-19
I just wish Nicola Sturgeon was running the whole of the UK. She has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice.
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23. Posted byJail IR35 Tax Dodgers and Tory tax avoiderson Just now I just wish Nicola Sturgeon was running the whole of the UK. She has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice. Funny that, all her decisions are the same as those in England except a few days later, the woman is just grandstanding, great leader my ****
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06/07/2020 09:38:17 8 20
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I wouldn't risk my life just to save some greedy persons ailing Business.
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06/07/2020 10:02:02 17 3
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40 beermatt42 I wouldn't risk my life just to save some greedy persons ailing Business === "Risking your life" is a bit dramatic in a rather sad way. However supporting businesses that uphold your life with food, tap water electricity gas petrol etc which you do now is no less risking your life than using a balanced informed risk assessment of pubs cinemas restaurants etc. They aren't greedy
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06/07/2020 09:38:58 31 6
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I'd be surprised if the pictures from London etc (and this will have represented a well publicised minority) led to any particular spike in cases. Even with the shouting and signing that accompanies these scenes it does seem that being outside and transient possesses minimal risk. The big test will come when we're moving indoors for winter - around Aug for us!
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06/07/2020 09:38:58 48 26
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UK Gov +1 Channel just been on! This is just politicised nonsense from the SNP who are playing PR politics to grand stand. All done with no regard to businesses or economy.
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06/07/2020 09:38:58 39 67
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Proper recognition across Scotland in recent polls of how excellent the SNP Government and Nicola Sturgeon have been. Compared to the usual shambles of Westminster. SNP now on course to win massive majority at Scottish elections in May and independence polling a majority for sustained time period. Scotland is right behind you Nicola!
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06/07/2020 09:39:08 24 24
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A Scottish related HYS.... By the time there are 500 posts, over a quarter will be from little Englander trolls, attacking Sturgeon because of her height, gender and looks What is it about competency from a woman that gets their goat so much? I'm sure psychologists would use lengthy words to describe the small.... minded disorders they suffer from Open during the week, NOT at weekends ??
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44. Posted byAndyd1on By the time there are 500 posts, over a quarter will be from little Englander trolls, attacking Sturgeon because of her height, gender and looks What is it about competency from a woman that gets their goat so much? Its more like half, and it simply grates for them that she is deemed way more competent than Bojo. Causes a 'does not compute' error in the tory bots.
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06/07/2020 09:39:48 29 2
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We need to get scotland open and businesses running for everyone. The vast majority of people are sensible and wont cause any problems. The worst i have had to endure is a 'doorman' in sainsburys thinking he was in charge of the world and ushered me into the store by touching my back and hurrying me in.
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06/07/2020 09:29:48 26 15
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This is just typical Waited months to have a nice glass of Babycham Just looked outside and its raining Typical of the SNP to reopen beer gardens on a day it is raining They have done this on purpose Nicola needs to resign GSTQ
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06/07/2020 09:31:48 47 82
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??????????????The vast majority of the people of Scotland have put their trust in The First Minister of Scotland’s sensibly, cautious, pragmatic and compassionate approach to dealing with this pandemic, in stark contrast to the absolutely shambolic approach by the TORIES at uk westminster, and their North britain Branch Office????
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06/07/2020 09:46:42 4 7
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@47 pretendy Spot on description it is Northern Britain.Succinct.
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06/07/2020 09:39:48 4 1
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Pretty nifty table, though!
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06/07/2020 09:43:20 41 6
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48. Posted by Alan Pretty nifty table, though! It's braw isn't it. I was in Berlin late last year, not any warmer than back home but still huge numbers outside. Every table had blankets and was well covered with outside heaters dotted around. No one thought anything of it - as long as it isn't driving rail no reason we couldn't be doing the same - might toughen some of us up a bit.
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06/07/2020 09:40:38 12 4
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@Rosemary You do know that Scotland has always had its own legal system? And has had a serious problem with alcohol for hundred of years? So your comment about being part of the UK makes no sense
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06/07/2020 09:40:38 50 32
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So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? And why can't we do all this stuff together like sensible adults rather than trying to score points by differing, confusing timetables. I'm English; always refer to myself as British; and am very proud to be part of a United Kingdom. Why can't we come together in a crisis?
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06/07/2020 09:54:27 41 6
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@50 "So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? " Not sure if you have noticed or not, but she is having a coffee in a beer garden. The rules changed today to say the Scots can enjoy beer gardens once more.
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06/07/2020 09:58:30 15 7
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50. Posted by Clive So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? Not sure what day of the week you do Monday's down south but up here Monday is today - so when beer gardens open on a Monday guess what that means. Only kidding I now you need to be outraged at everything she does so crack on.
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06/07/2020 09:35:05 45 78
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A further 27,000 excess deaths are “likely” by next April in England if the government there sticks by it's current policy. Unlike Scotland which had and has the better approach. According to Sir David King of the independent scientific advice group. England run by self-serving charlatans. Highest death rate in Europe. Thank you Nicola Sturgeon!
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06/07/2020 09:42:19 80 23
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28: Scotland has the better approach? Any evidence other than anecdotal. The figure you quote belongs in the same comments such as Neil Ferguson’s assertions that 510,000 would die and soundly refuted by the likes of Michael Levit who incidentally has predicted the same virus curves for every country. But that would entail reading rather than listening to Nikeola.
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06/07/2020 09:43:20 33 52
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Just on to see the usual muppets spit fire about Nicola Sturgeon. Predictable as always. They should try getting a life.
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06/07/2020 09:47:53 31 11
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52 rod3mc "Just on to see the usual muppets spit fire about Nicola Sturgeon. Predictable as always. They should try getting a life" She's done well...and managed to make herself look different whilst following an almost identical policy. A neat political trick. What I don't understand is, when everyone has long hair and grey roots, Nippy looks so coiffed! Secret hairdos? For shame!
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Pretty nifty table, though!
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48. Posted by Alan Pretty nifty table, though! It's braw isn't it. I was in Berlin late last year, not any warmer than back home but still huge numbers outside. Every table had blankets and was well covered with outside heaters dotted around. No one thought anything of it - as long as it isn't driving rail no reason we couldn't be doing the same - might toughen some of us up a bit.
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06/07/2020 09:44:31 5 2
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I thought that in Scotland "beer garden" was regarded as an oxymoron? Hope everyone can enjoy a responsible beer! Cheers!
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06/07/2020 09:44:41 16 4
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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. H.L. Mencken
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06/07/2020 09:45:01 15 9
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Why are pubs in England being allowed to serve people who are not socially distancing, as in Soho on Saturday night. Any pub which does so should be closed down for a penalty period and only allowed to reopen once they have their act together. I hope that the Scots deal with it better than us.
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06/07/2020 09:45:21 82 19
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All those SNP. MSP's and all you see and hear are Ms. Sturgeon why?
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06/07/2020 09:45:31 29 12
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Yeh and I’m supposed to give my personal details to whoever is running the bar? Aye right, forget it!
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06/07/2020 09:45:31 80 16
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Beer gardens and outdoor cafes? You've got to be joking. Do you know how much it rains in Scotland?
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06/07/2020 09:46:02 13 17
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Come on Nicola have the courage of your convictions. declare UDI now.
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??????????????The vast majority of the people of Scotland have put their trust in The First Minister of Scotland’s sensibly, cautious, pragmatic and compassionate approach to dealing with this pandemic, in stark contrast to the absolutely shambolic approach by the TORIES at uk westminster, and their North britain Branch Office????
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06/07/2020 09:46:42 4 7
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@47 pretendy Spot on description it is Northern Britain.Succinct.
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06/07/2020 09:46:52 11 4
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his is just typical Waited months to have a nice glass of Babycham Just looked outside and its raining Typical of the SNP to reopen beer gardens on a day it is raining Get yersell ower here Drew - it's a lovely day. We can discuss politics, I'm pretty sure that wouldn't result in any shouting at all.
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06/07/2020 09:47:12 6 1
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Amazing how many new beer gardens have suddenly appeared
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06/07/2020 09:47:12 3 15
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Let the pubs and restaurant's open for business but keep the 2 meter distance. Keeps everyone happy.
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06/07/2020 09:47:12 8 8
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This is what Politicians are for. To make the rules so we do not have to. Do not moan about it. Become an MP.
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06/07/2020 09:47:23 13 1
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The biggest hurdle is convincing punters it's safe to visit the pubs? Looking at the latest numbers 99.9% of the Scottish population don't have Covid 19. The Scottish numbers with Covid 19 in intensive care is in single figures. The scientists are more worried about transmission indoors than outdoors. 99.4% of deaths due to Covid 19 occur in the over 45's. 90% of deaths in the over 65's. I'd go.
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06/07/2020 09:43:20 33 52
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Just on to see the usual muppets spit fire about Nicola Sturgeon. Predictable as always. They should try getting a life.
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06/07/2020 09:47:53 31 11
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52 rod3mc "Just on to see the usual muppets spit fire about Nicola Sturgeon. Predictable as always. They should try getting a life" She's done well...and managed to make herself look different whilst following an almost identical policy. A neat political trick. What I don't understand is, when everyone has long hair and grey roots, Nippy looks so coiffed! Secret hairdos? For shame!
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06/07/2020 09:49:24 6 10
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Maybe the welsh government can take a leaf out of the Scottish one, and mimic the UK government. Why does wales think it has the expertise, or economic capacity to lag behind everyone else?
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@69. We want to lag well behind the blond buffoon.
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06/07/2020 09:39:14 26 38
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??????????????Thankfully we’ve had a sensible and pragmatic management of the pandemic in Scotland, in stark contrast to the omni-shambles of the TORIES at uk westminster????
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06/07/2020 09:50:14 17 6
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Typical UK response to a health disaster...how soon can we get drunk again?
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06/07/2020 09:50:35 12 13
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Where do the smokers go now? What if you don't own a smartphone? Will Auld Reekie pubs now charge a tenner a pint? Why did buffoon boy stand 2m away from the mother of his child last night? When will unionists discover their cojones?
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06/07/2020 09:50:55 18 33
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Scotland and Ireland doing a Stirling job in lowering infections.While sick man of Europe England has let 60k die through its Inept handling of the virus .Enjoy your cues for Witherspoon's gammons ??
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06/07/2020 09:59:41 11 5
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Top tip #73 shawn south. I'm with you in avoiding Wetherspoons especially after what the owner did and I don't care if he has introduced snooker tables.
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06/07/2020 09:51:25 145 20
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Some of the comments on here beggar belief, why quote scenes in England when Scotland has fared just as bad with a lot less people. Have those commenting been in hibernation or are they conveniently forgetting Kelvingrove and Portabello Parks to Loch Lomond and the Ayrshire beaches and that was two weekends ago before beer gardens opened and social distancing was relaxed!
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06/07/2020 15:10:09 18 10
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@74. Scotland has fared just as bad with a lot less people. -- By what possible metric has "Scotland has fared just as bad" as England? Deaths? No Deaths per capita? No Deaths per cases? No Current R number? No Total consecutive days with rising deaths/cases? No Just another desperate fake news lie from a Tory. Lie, lie, lie, smear, smear, smear. It's all they do!!
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??I would have no problem social distancing from Nicola Sturgeon in a beer garden. I'd probably choose a beer garden in another city.?? ?????????? Removed
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06/07/2020 09:51:55 9 5
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An open gas fire pit? That'll be the green economic recovery we are trying to build as we come out of pandemic lock down
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06/07/2020 09:51:55 22 12
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All the fatties at the border urging people to stay away. Make your mind up SNP. some of yon muppets are an embarrassment to Scotland.
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06/07/2020 09:39:08 24 24
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A Scottish related HYS.... By the time there are 500 posts, over a quarter will be from little Englander trolls, attacking Sturgeon because of her height, gender and looks What is it about competency from a woman that gets their goat so much? I'm sure psychologists would use lengthy words to describe the small.... minded disorders they suffer from Open during the week, NOT at weekends ??
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44. Posted byAndyd1on By the time there are 500 posts, over a quarter will be from little Englander trolls, attacking Sturgeon because of her height, gender and looks What is it about competency from a woman that gets their goat so much? Its more like half, and it simply grates for them that she is deemed way more competent than Bojo. Causes a 'does not compute' error in the tory bots.
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06/07/2020 10:07:06 19 11
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78. Posted byZone 44. Posted byAndyd1 By the time there are 500 posts, over a quarter will be from little Englander trolls, attacking Sturgeon because of her height, gender and looks. What is it about competency from a woman that gets their goat so much?" It's probably insecurity & fear that leaders like NS make their blustering "hero" Boris, look incompetent, lazy & afraid of scrutiny.
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06/07/2020 09:49:24 6 10
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Maybe the welsh government can take a leaf out of the Scottish one, and mimic the UK government. Why does wales think it has the expertise, or economic capacity to lag behind everyone else?
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06/07/2020 09:52:36 8 8
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@69. We want to lag well behind the blond buffoon.
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06/07/2020 09:53:16 14 6
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Dear Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, why perpetuate this falsehood when only ignorance stops you from writing the truth, that the Welsh NHS and the NI NHS haven't contacted any airport arrivals either because only Public Health England has access to the data? Scottish civil servants have had to be vetted by Westminster in order to access the information. Shame on you, politicising a crisis, Sir.
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06/07/2020 09:53:16 16 2
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This is good news and a return to a form of normality for many communities where the village pub is an essential part of life. High volume low price outlets like Wetherspoons will need to be closely monitored as they add very little to society.
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06/07/2020 09:53:47 23 3
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I didn't go out this weeked but I understand that it was a one off and people need to let off steam at this point. It wasn't regular folk that dubbed it Super Saturday, it was the press. They built it up to be carnage and by the looks of it that wasn't actually the case.
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06/07/2020 09:53:47 13 43
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The vast majority of people do not give two hoots about this virus
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06/07/2020 09:32:51 228 92
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... and in the midst of all the thinly veiled anyi-Westminster rhetoric we discover that the Scottish Govt aka Nicola Sturgeon has not been implementing quarantine checks on airline passengers arriving at Scottish airports ... and the 5 mile exclusion zone around Dumfries and Galloway is not "local lockdown" ... is this a Two Ronnie's script or maybe Monty Python?
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06/07/2020 09:54:07 25 13
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21 The usual fact free post. Airlines passenger lists are not devolved they come under the Home Office. CH4 last night showed it was not the Scottish NHS but the Home Office who had not given security clearance to allow this to happen. Nobody from the Home Office would answer why they had not given permission. Inept Westminster Govt yet again to add to the list BoZo has messed up.
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06/07/2020 11:26:16 17 9
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@84 seront @Ewanmax ... that is a pathetic excuse! ... if pubs and restaurants can harvest the contact details of their patrons how is it beyond the compass of ability for the Scots Govt to do likewise with arriving passengers? ... to use the excuse that Scottish civil servants need security clearance to view passenger lists prior to arrival is just a smokescreen for incompetence
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06/07/2020 09:54:17 14 10
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Nice day for it . Rainy days and sturgeon always get me down .
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06/07/2020 09:54:17 14 9
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NS never misses a photo opportunity, great to see her having a nice wee cup of coffee to celebrate pubs reopening - at least she was social distancing unless she was on her own in the pub...should have nipped to the bathroom before her “bus” photo....
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06/07/2020 09:40:38 50 32
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So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? And why can't we do all this stuff together like sensible adults rather than trying to score points by differing, confusing timetables. I'm English; always refer to myself as British; and am very proud to be part of a United Kingdom. Why can't we come together in a crisis?
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06/07/2020 09:54:27 41 6
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@50 "So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? " Not sure if you have noticed or not, but she is having a coffee in a beer garden. The rules changed today to say the Scots can enjoy beer gardens once more.
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06/07/2020 10:17:42 11 14
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87 felixthe cat I think you will find Nicolas coffee picture was posed and appeared last night, may if course been just after midnight and just part of her usual grandstanding and propaganda.
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06/07/2020 09:54:37 12 11
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We need chief mammy Nike la not to announce she's nervous about being about and about again. Stop being so negative! Remember everyone the virus will be in shops from the 10th of this month don't forget your muzzles.
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06/07/2020 09:55:08 25 12
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Poor old Sturgeon sat all alone in the top picture. Doesn't she have any friends?
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06/07/2020 10:07:16 5 11
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89. Posted by Mawnan on 9 minutes ago Poor old Sturgeon sat all alone in the top picture. Doesn't she have any friends === Yes they're all there. But not her hairdresser who's obviously been busy these last few months because Nicola looks positively stunning today
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06/07/2020 09:55:18 17 22
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Why why why why why does the BBC feel the need to open HYSs every Scottish covid related decision to give the rabids a chance to air their anti snp rages? Is it because nobody else gives them the time of day??
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06/07/2020 10:04:00 11 9
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90. Wurls "Why why why why why does the BBC feel the need to open HYSs every Scottish covid related decision to give the rabids a chance to air their anti snp rages?" - Airing anti SNP rages, is much easier than supporting the disastrous "leadership" of Bungling Boris, even for his besotted fanboys. That is why Scotland with 8% of UK population always attracts the highest % of HYS comments.
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06/07/2020 09:56:39 21 30
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Well done Nicola the people of Scotland are in safe hands. Ps what Tory pop up is taking the daily tirade today . Oh it's all going wrong for Boris. Keep it up ????????????????
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06/07/2020 10:16:01 15 44
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91. Posted by JD Indy 15 minutes ago Well done Nicola the people of Scotland are in safe hands. Ps what Tory pop up is taking the daily tirade today . Oh it's all going wrong for Boris. Keep it up ???????????????? Nicola couldn't lace Boris's shoes Boris is a modern day Winston Churchill We need to erect a statue of him in George Square GSTQ
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06/07/2020 09:57:39 18 13
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Population density is far far greater in England than in the rest of the UK, probably because so many Scots, Welsh & Irish have chosen to make England their home...
I just wish Nicola Sturgeon was running the whole of the UK. She has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice.
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06/07/2020 09:57:39 27 21
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@23 " She (Nicola) has proven to be a great leader and her decisions really have been based on scientific advice." -- Quite the opposite. The U.K. government have been acting on scientific advice. Nicola has been acting on whatever undermines the U.K. --
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06/07/2020 09:57:39 16 14
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Why is she not in a Wetherspoon's Bar This is just typical of the SNP Tim Martin is a true British Patriot This Anti English needs to stop Nicola needs to resign GSTQ
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06/07/2020 09:45:20 13 10
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What did we all say a few days later she would announce the same thing after complaining about our decscion, the women is beyond a joke! Ref to pubs all in all the majority of people yesterday behaved really well everywhere around here, and most places outside of London....no surprises there!
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06/07/2020 09:46:20 19 27
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??????????????The fact that 55% of the people of Scotland intend to vote SNP, and 54% of the people of Scotland now want Scotland to become a normal, self determining country, is a reflection of the trust that the people have in our Scottish Government to manage this pandemic????
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06/07/2020 09:40:38 50 32
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So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? And why can't we do all this stuff together like sensible adults rather than trying to score points by differing, confusing timetables. I'm English; always refer to myself as British; and am very proud to be part of a United Kingdom. Why can't we come together in a crisis?
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06/07/2020 09:58:30 15 7
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50. Posted by Clive So how come this lady can go into a pub and get served before the rules change in Scotland, or has she crossed into England? Not sure what day of the week you do Monday's down south but up here Monday is today - so when beer gardens open on a Monday guess what that means. Only kidding I now you need to be outraged at everything she does so crack on.
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06/07/2020 09:58:50 12 3
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Tried to hand in 4 bags of good quality clothing at charity shop . They were not allowed to take black bags of me as that constituted being open . Off subject I know but so annoying . Want local people to benefit and don’t want to put in a skip where 50% is siphoned off .
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06/07/2020 09:59:30 7 3
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Sensible move. But punters need to be sensible. And if not then social distance should be enforced like smoking ban with random checks, and if not adhered to, closed.
I couldn’t think of a better person to catch covid 19 ....... Removed
100. Posted by Sigrid I couldn’t think of a better person to catch covid 19 ....... You don't need to, he did. Removed