'Stop-start' Covid rules cost shops £2bn a week, says industry
20/12/2020 | news | business | 1,343
Retailers warn more jobs and businesses are at risk as non-essential shops are forced to close.
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Johnson - the grinch who stole Christmas, in spite of 2 days before saying it would be "inhumane" to cancel it.

Poor leadership ? Gaslighting ?
Will you be saying the same thing come Easter? No didn't think so just shut the @@@@ up and do what you are told do. This thing KILLS people what don't you understand about that. Removed
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20/12/2020 14:55:11 1 0
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Why don't you shut the f-up too ?
This isn’t about the virus, it’s about Brexit. I live near a train line and I haven’t ever seen as many military trains as I have the last week. Dozens of them, 20 carriages long some of them. Removed
All heading to schools to prepare to test pupils... nothing to do with brexit ?? Removed
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20/12/2020 13:35:19 1 2
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You'll be getting a visit from Special Branch, do you recall that WWII poster "The Enemy Is Listening" You might think that this HYS is anon, but GCHQ now know all you're family background details as far back as 1940's....
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20/12/2020 13:37:56 2 1
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Fake news
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20/12/2020 16:13:27 0 0
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I've been wondering this for a while, it'll be far more easier to blame the collapse on the economy and the need for keeping the country locked-down on a virus than to admit its because the Brexit talks have gone wonky.
Timing's perfect when you think about it, just as the press reveals that Brexit is about to go down the pan, the UK and only the UK find a new strain of Covid, the coincidence is..
This isn’t about the virus, it’s about Brexit. I live near a train line and I haven’t ever seen as many military trains as I have the last week. Dozens of them, 20 carriages long some of them. Removed
All heading to schools to prepare to test pupils... nothing to do with brexit ?? Removed
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20/12/2020 13:37:02 2 3
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Probably all heading for the streets to enforce these ridiculous new rules!
Time for national government now. Johnson has failed. We all know he’s proud of his efforts and he is planning to stick with the tier system going forward. The swivel eyed erg tories need to be driven out of Westminster one nasty never at a time. A blight on this great country Removed
I had hoped Starmer would breath fresh life into the Labour Party and improve British Politics , but it looks like he’s just more of the same. British politics is a total shambles with zero credibility. Removed
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20/12/2020 13:38:29 3 1
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More of the same of what... he is nothing like Corbyn.
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20/12/2020 13:38:43 2 2
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Your pathetic deflection tactics are making you look very silly.

Just saying....
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20/12/2020 13:39:51 0 2
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Always said they should have gone with Benn.
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20/12/2020 13:49:58 0 0
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Part Nonsense...he is not the same as the Tory cabinet.
But today’s politicians are not a patch on their predecessors....the public and media would not have put up with someone as inept as Boris Johnson in the past.
This isn’t about the virus, it’s about Brexit. I live near a train line and I haven’t ever seen as many military trains as I have the last week. Dozens of them, 20 carriages long some of them. Removed
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And still the blue rinse brigade try and make out that Bozo the Clown is doing a fantastic job.

The fools.
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20/12/2020 13:53:31 4 1
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Resorting to cheap insults , it’s just petty have you considered constructive debate ?
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20/12/2020 13:54:37 23 16
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If Labour and the BBC had got behind Boris on this NON political viral condition instead of whinging and moaning from day 1 to gain political points, we would be in a much better position.

Sadly, their actions has killed off Xmas for us all this year.

Come the next election, remember the pathetic inaction of Sir Kier Moanalot, he's as much to blame as Boris yet Boris gets the flack for trying.
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20/12/2020 13:36:20 6 10
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To hell with the 99.5 %, and to hell with the incalculable damage caused. Suicides, missed operations, depression, relationship breaks ups, the worse economic slump in 300 years. We must only think about the 0.5%, most of home are over the average life expectancy. Does this seem balanced to anyone? Ah but it's all about not overloading NHS even though they are at 90% capacity every winter. Logic.
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Time for mass civil disobedience.

This way of life is intolerable and unreasonable. We have become a police state, ruled by executive decree, with a lame duck Parliament that seems incapable of standing up for our basic human rights.

This virus appears lethal only to the elderly and vulnerable. Let those people shield, and support them in doing so.

Let the rest of us live.
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20/12/2020 14:06:18 4 4
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You are of course entirely correct, but good luck on here has most of the BBC posters swallow the BBC propaganda on behalf of the goverment. I really wish people would take the time to do their own research and not just listen to the likes of SAGE, who in fact have psychologists on their panel - that tells its own story.
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Mass civil disobedience, you could go it alone, like the bloke in my High Street.
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20/12/2020 14:12:36 0 0
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If your son was like mine a nurse who has had C ovid you would definitely not feel like that.
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20/12/2020 14:12:46 0 0
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Total nonsense
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20/12/2020 14:18:46 0 0
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"as i was standing by the edge,i could see the faces of those who led pi..ing thereselves laughing"and the flames grew higher.
Born lier
Born hypocrite
Born failure

And yet some were thick enough to give this idiot a whopping majority...

What a backward country...
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20/12/2020 14:24:15 6 8
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New variant my arse, they just introduced this to justify another tier/ lockdown. You would think by now they would have realised this method is not working. People in this country need to get real, you can do nothing about an airborne visus its as simple as that. Lose weight get yourself in shape, quit the fags and look after yourself better.
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Go and play with yourself Dougal ??????????????
Thanks Bebbo. You really are a k-n-o-b. Removed
More cover for the disaster that's a no deal Brexit.......... Removed
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20/12/2020 14:56:19 6 1
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I see no elephants in my house so this elephant repellent MUST be working well!!!!
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The Fake Vaccines being lined up for millions of Sheep to take will murder more people than any virus Removed
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20/12/2020 15:05:09 6 0
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Stay off the glue, son
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20/12/2020 15:07:14 2 0
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Put down the crack pipe.
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All this for a virus that affects less than 0.2%.We cannot stop death.Death rates are low in the developing world is because their average life expectancy is much lower so we naturally have an ageing population more susceptible to diseases which doesn’t affect the young. Instead of recognising this we are destroying children’s futures a d our economy in a pointless effort to save the unsaveable.
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Incompetent, lying killer Johnson should go! Removed
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20/12/2020 15:21:42 2 4
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20/12/2020 15:17:57 4 5
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Does the entire world have to cut us off before people here realise how stupid our government are for sitting on this since September?
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... it’s a real shame the Tory party voted for incompetent killer Johnson and even more of a shame that the english public were soo blinded by brexit and their xenophobia that they voted for the lying tories in a GE for the 3rd time ... now COVID .... I think you got what you voted for; ... a lying incompetent tory idiot. Removed
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20/12/2020 15:37:20 0 0
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Just shows how awful the alternatives were
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20/12/2020 13:18:36 86 35
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A minority are the spreaders, unfortunately, this minority attend the shops, Christmas markets, pubs, clubs, bars, hospitality venues and spread without a care. As someone who has seen my trade completely cease during the process of the year, I with there were aggressive measures to police to cleaning of hands when out and about, distancing and that sort of thing. Too many idiots out there.
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Killer Johnson must go!.... he’s a incompetent lying buffoon Removed
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20/12/2020 15:53:10 6 4
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Carry on buying from China where this started.
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20/12/2020 16:15:21 5 4
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China caused this , and even now the response from China is deaf.
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20/12/2020 16:38:45 0 0
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Karma is good, look in the mirror, or even open the box.
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20/12/2020 17:39:54 4 0
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I hope they are working on how to accelerate the distribution in January. I feel that is likely to be the only long term strategy with any likelihood of success.
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20/12/2020 17:15:18 2 6
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We get one more chance to get it right. This is not about you - yet. It will be eventually if you don't stop farting about. £0 days to wipe this mother out.Stay HOME.

oR,

yOU WON'T HAVE A HOME, OR A JOB, OR ANYTHING.

IT REALLY IS VERY SIMPLE. STOP INFECTING PEOPLE.
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18:48 - Jimmyriddle

You make a reasonably fair point, but in order to fabricate false data re mutation of C-19 would need the implicit co-operation of secrecy between many, many times the volume of willing co conspirators & on many levels than Blair’s bunkum about WWD’s ever did?
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20/12/2020 18:25:40 0 1
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And by being there yourself, you differ from them in what respect?

Not sticking to the rules or using them as a target/minimum is why we're where we are. I bet very few of us can put hand on heart that every risk taken has been absolutely essential.
I differ from them because I wasn’t falling over other people. If you read my posts, you’ll see I was observing the rules. ??Instead of putting ‘your hand on your heart’ maybe you should use it to control your mouse and scroll through the posts you’re commenting on. You’ll look less of a holier than thou idiot that way. Removed