UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as services suffered
15/01/2021 | news | business | 2,004
Coronavirus restrictions in England affected services, with pubs and hairdressers badly hit.
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Well of course the economy shrank. No surprises there.

No HYS from the BBC on Priti Patel losing police records ? And what about the threat to employment laws from the Tories ?

It's all very well having a "strong economy", but if policing is a mess and our rights are taken away post-Brexit, what is the point ?
“No HYS from the BBC on Priti Patel losing police records ? “

Wow, so the Minister personally lost some Police records?
Of course not, some Police employee lost/destroyed the records and undoubtedly will not lose either their job nor pension entitlement as normal in the public sector.
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'The UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November'

That's a lot better than it could be.

Shouldn't the headline state - 'The UK economy only shrank by 2.6% in November'

But that wouldn't fit in with the agenda driven reporting
If you don't like the BBC, please go elsewhere (Breitbart, Daily Express, Daily Mail). We are very lucky to have a national and influential broadcaster that is NOT owned by a media mogul who uses said media outlet to push their own agenda and make themselves a few more billions. The Murdoch's, Rothchilds, Barclay Bros, Lord Lebedev's should not be controlling our media but they do. Removed
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Because we're forced to pay £157.50 for it!

Unlike those newspapers.
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Their essentially owned by the government.
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So Tory grandees in charge for most of bbc history makes it more “independent”......?
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Unbelievable that nowadays there are people who still believe in the impartiality of the BBC...
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But the BBC is crap!
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And all far right!!
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Muppet
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Don't work for the BBC by any chance...........?
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15/01/2021 11:42:31 3 6
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Whether we like to admit it or not, the BBC does indeed have agendas. And the current one is to appease the Tories because of fear of what might happen with the TV licence. There are also regional agendas as well. In Scotland, for example, there is a very definite anti-SNP/Independence agenda. In Northern Ireland there is a slightly pro-Republican agenda. These manifest themselves subtly.
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what part of the BBC do you work for ! the BBC is ruled by a media mogul called the Conservative party you fool
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plus we can choose the papers we pay for the BBC
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influential i.e. they have their own agenda. I don't buy the mail or express as I don't like their view but Still have to pay for the BBC to ram this view
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15/01/2021 11:44:59 5 4
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Errrm ....no!

I have to pay for this completely biased left wing institution via this compulsorary license fee and I don't feel at all lucky about it. I , and I am sure many others, will carry on calling out the BBC on their complete lack of impartiality. Let's see how long the BBC lasts if it had to stand on it's own 2 feet.
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We are very unfortunate to have a national broadcaster that promotes left wing, anti-British, politically correct propaganda and which has been funded for years by the EU.
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Should all media be run by Labour and the unsuccessful?
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Well of course the economy shrank. No surprises there.

No HYS from the BBC on Priti Patel losing police records ? And what about the threat to employment laws from the Tories ?

It's all very well having a "strong economy", but if policing is a mess and our rights are taken away post-Brexit, what is the point ?
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15/01/2021 10:58:41 19 11
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Why open a HYS on this? Surely it was obviously going to happen so shouldn’t come as a surprise.
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Surprisingly, some of the population are actually concerned about the state of our economy.
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These columns are always full of angry right wingers who are too delicate to hear bad news
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Another non story from the BBC, we all knew it would shrink. It will bounce back. Why can't we have a open discussion concerning certain communities reluctance to have a life saving jab? Therefore putting everyone at risk.
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Excellent news. The more damage that is done the happier I shall be.
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Yeah, Mate !

Both lots good under the circumstances !

Think of what it could have been under Labour!!
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To many people are furloughed in jobs which really no longer exist, or WFH sending emails round and round in circles. We aren't producing enough. Not surprised that GDP is poor.
People sending emails and WFH typically work in offices in places like London, Bournemouth.

The rest of the country need to up their game. We can’t expect office workers to bail out the lazy fishermen or the northerners still waiting for the mines to reopen
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There was talk of an increase in income tax rate for those WFH. 20% for in the workplace and 25% for WFH pro-rated for those who do a few days of each. Same for upper rates.

I wonder if this will come to anything. It would make a lot of sense considering the hit to the economy if people not traveling and using town centre services.
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I'd pay good money to watch an office dweller try to be a 'lazy' fisherman for a few days...
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I'd like to see someone build a house, grow food, look after utilities, save lives etc... while working from home. What an ignorant remark.
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I notice the problem area seems to be services not manufacturing which mainly occurs north of Watford?
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You think fishermen are lazy? Well clearly you have never done a useful job. And I doubt anyone is waiting for the mines to reopen. I fail to understand what goes on in the mind of someone who makes such pointless jibes at groups of people they clearly don't know and apparently can't understand. Pathetic.
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Thought your ilk had long since disappeared, sadly not.............?
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And what would you "office workers" do without blue-collar-workers? Mend your own fuses? Sort out your own plumbing? They'd be missed much more quickly than you would.
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IF London's remainers hadn't been so busy blaming the North we wouldn't have had London's infection figures go off the scale, the London Mayor tell us the virus was out of control in London & so the lock-down that affected ALL the country. Tho' to be fair, all those young remainers at Northern Unis, probably from Southern Homes, are doing their best to help us get herd immunity - good for them ;-)
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"People sending emails and WFH typically work in offices in places like London, Bournemouth."

I take it from that comment yo live in Bournemouth. Being a troll, under the pier......
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Thought we shut the mines and their only contribution now was a need to repair the occasional sinkhole. Agree about fishermen though, why can't those relying on shellfish exports just smuggle them into Europe and short circuit the red tape Boris brought in so as to leave them rotting on quaysides. As to our actual fishermen they need to up their game on marketing mackerel and chips to the public
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And this is journalism, talk about stating the bloody obvious.
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We're forced to pay for the BBC ! Unless you're posting from overseas !

Got it ?
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No. Just not bother publish "non-stories". If you are not intelligent enough to realise that any economy is going to shrink during a pandemic, then surely you are probably barely able to read? I wonder what else is going on in the world that we should be told about but which is not being reported whilst the BBC write pointless articles like this?
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You have seen any shreds of truth on this site? Pray tell.
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15/01/2021 11:48:47 16 10
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Guardian Momentum fuelled rubbish.
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Or the Gridiron!
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Do you have evidence of this?
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No, but I'd prefer some context ... how are other countries in the world doing for example.

Of course, if there were any comparisons the UK would come out looking much better than the third world hellhole constantly descibed by the media.

If you believe that the Daily Express is printing lies why not take them to court and prove it ?
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It’s the joy they have in attacking England that grates
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They let you on here.
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Well, why not? Everyone else seems to lie to us.
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No the Guardian, often edit the truth
My god you are quick BBC.

When will we be headlining the Antarctic variant of the so called virus? This year, next, 10 years time!

Pathetic.
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Agreed!
Your post is.
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The staff don't need vaccinating, only people who are old enough to be residents of care homes need worry and there is no evidence it stops people spreading the virus.
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15/01/2021 11:14:44 1 3
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I'm not really sure what this has to do with the economy shrinking!

"What is the point in vaccinating him?"
Maybe to stop him from catching covid? Even if staff are tested twice a week it doesn't eliminate the risk.
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The argument is that 80+es are rather likely to require hospital treatment if they get cv19, so vaccinating them is a quick and very effective way to reduce load on the NHS.

Once they are protected, it's front-line workers. One of my sisters works in the NHS and had her first dose on Wednesday. It's coming!
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Virus can travel on items as well as people Sylvestor and there are a myriad of ways it can get into a care home and into your father or any other resident. Also reference your view that everyone but the elderly will survive it ?? Even some young children have died of this .I doubt you are medically qualified or have any knowledge of virus epidemics so a little humility might be more appropriate.
My god you are quick BBC.

When will we be headlining the Antarctic variant of the so called virus? This year, next, 10 years time!

Pathetic.
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Oh do enjoy wearing your face muzzle in your own home!
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That's good news. Considering a world wide pandemic it could have been much worse.
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Now we have a "services" economy, populist reds-under-the-bed hunting, Pritti Patel in charge of the ducking stools, nobody capable of cooking from scratch, and miserable pensioners draining a system they haven't paid enough into until they are 140
Progress eh?
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People sending emails and WFH typically work in offices in places like London, Bournemouth.

The rest of the country need to up their game. We can’t expect office workers to bail out the lazy fishermen or the northerners still waiting for the mines to reopen
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On that reasoning every Daily Express reporter would be on the dole.
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Go and whine on the express site then.
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Explain please seeing as YOU are obviously a great reporter.?????
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Now we have a "services" economy, populist reds-under-the-bed hunting, Pritti Patel in charge of the ducking stools, nobody capable of cooking from scratch, and miserable pensioners draining a system they haven't paid enough into until they are 140
Progress eh?
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Evidence for that assertion?
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I don't normally have much time for Owen Jones, but this spot on. Operation Blame The Public :

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/14/operation-blame-the-public-covid-unsafe-workplaces-coronavirus-tories
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Of course the economy is going to shrink it goes without saying. Best thing to do is tax and tariff all Chinese goods coming into the country to pay for their mistake
lol

Are you dumb as Trump? tax Chinese goods to UK means buyers i.e. brits will pay for extra, not Chinese
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Only if they choose to buy them ....and will influence China's behaviour in the long run .... Other goods are available
I don't normally have much time for Owen Jones, but this spot on. Operation Blame The Public :

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/14/operation-blame-the-public-covid-unsafe-workplaces-coronavirus-tories
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Ignorance and bias personified
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Just wait until next month. With all the mountains of paperwork at the borders. With so many EU hauliers not delivering to the UK, and drivers not wanting to deliver for companies who will deliver.
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No at all. The wheels are completely falling of the Brexit Bus

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/01/brexit-wheels-coming-off.html
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Why the insult? Are you perfect? Your spelling isn’t for a start.
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You should read the entire article rather than just the headline before posting your 'doom & gloom' predictions, undemocratic bad-losers & Momentum Marxists
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I'm sorry but Momentum did NOT win the last general election so there will be no silencing / purging of anyone who dares to criticise 'the party'
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We only had 'Thatcher' in the 1980s because we had Labour & militant / selfish unions in the 1970s
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Not a patch on Covid, unless of course you are blaming Germany's health service issues, EU vaccination issues, the fall of Italy's Government & the rise of Spanish middle class poverty & on Brexit.
I'm blaming you for talking rubbish knowingly. The Italian government hasn't fallen, Germany's health services have coped much better than the UK's, and EU vaccination issues are almost the same as UK vaccination issues, and don't take me for an idiot becaue only countries that want to take part in the EU's vaccination programme.

But par for the course. Didn't expect an honest answer from you.
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You should read the entire article rather than just the headline before posting your 'doom & gloom' predictions, undemocratic bad-losers & Momentum Marxists
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Just wait until next month. With all the mountains of paperwork at the borders. With so many EU hauliers not delivering to the UK, and drivers not wanting to deliver for companies who will deliver.
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There is hope on the horizon - massive trade deals to be struck this year with USA....for the EU .

Biden has already said he will prioritise the EU as its a bigger market. That will help their economy - very useful post Covid.

Maybe the bus believer dividends will come from elsewhere to boost the UK?
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Why the need for a HYS on this??

It's bleeding obvious why it's shrunk and will probably get worse before it gets better. What more can be said about it that hasn't already been said?
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We won’t be for long when we hit another recession due to current lockdown. And this affect everyone !
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To the BBC, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55666407

Can you please stop trying to racialize Covid. The Brits will believe everything they hear. But you are determined to undermine colored and black people with these news reports. WHY?. I am Maori from NZ, olive color skin, but you class us as BAME. Very insulting and ignorant you British are. I am fitter than a white boy, thats for sure.
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This has nothing to do with the article?
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Sweden passed new lockdown regulations a week ago as their current policy wasn’t working . But don’t let the facts spoil your deluded fantasies.
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I work in Business and can you Brexit has made things worse. We now have 7 layers of paper to do. TIME IS MONEY But all British people care about is Fish.

Well hate to break to you. People in the fishing industry are now regret voting for Brexit.

However British like High prices, Empty Shelves etc.
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Well, I'm certain that the figures will get worse as the grim reality of Brexit will slowly creep in the service sector. Deploring that even now after their 'dream' came true, brextods keep referring to the EU (mainly spreading lies of how bed things are, when the opposite is the case)! Probably, more relevant to compare our economy with the likes of Russia, Brazil or Iran!
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Don’t worry that is still warming up, the full effect will be “challenging” to say the least.
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Businesses operating in the UK couldn't care less about the British population, not even their own work forces, yet those same companies still expect to be able to profit from an economy collectively owned by the British population.

Most businesses operating in the UK deserve to burn to the ground (except Finance). They serve themselves, while treating the British population like quasi-slaves.
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There is no evidence to support that statement.
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Well of Course they don't care doh!.
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The economy is not collectively owned by the British population - that is simply not true
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Strange comment - do you actually know what an economy is and how business works?
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The British are very funny people. Never find out facts before voting and then whinge. COVID and Brexit are Killing your Economy and you still believe Brexiteers. Multi-Millionaires who Don't give a Rats Arse about you. Removed
I'm sure they don't give a rats arse about you! Removed
Did those continental european businesses which chose to operating in the UK while it was part of the EU "give a rats arse" about British people?

They cared so much they profited from the British economy while excluding the British population from the jobs they created and instead offered those jobs (which they created INSIDE the UK) to citizens from eastern europe.

Rats arse indeed.
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The British are very funny people. Never find out facts before voting and then whinge. COVID and Brexit are Killing your Economy and you still believe Brexiteers. Multi-Millionaires who Don't give a Rats Arse about you. Removed
I'm sure they don't give a rats arse about you! Removed
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The British are very funny people. Never find out facts before voting and then whinge. COVID and Brexit are Killing your Economy and you still believe Brexiteers. Multi-Millionaires who Don't give a Rats Arse about you
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And where are you from?

I'm pretty sure I can say something negative about your country
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Boris is destroying the country and needs to be ousted by any means necessary. When a leader is committing crimes against his own population he no longer has legitimacy. Businesses need to do what they have done in Mexico City, which is ignore the government rules, and open their doors to the public. The public need to get on with living their life before it’s too late. Removed
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And when all these 'customers' are ill with covid, in hospital or god forbid added to the statistics of the 80,000+ who have lost their lives where does that leave the businesses that flout the govt guidance?
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'By any means necessary'? Careful, people have been impeached for less...
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The British are very funny people. Never find out facts before voting and then whinge. COVID and Brexit are Killing your Economy and you still believe Brexiteers. Multi-Millionaires who Don't give a Rats Arse about you. Removed
Did those continental european businesses which chose to operating in the UK while it was part of the EU "give a rats arse" about British people?

They cared so much they profited from the British economy while excluding the British population from the jobs they created and instead offered those jobs (which they created INSIDE the UK) to citizens from eastern europe.

Rats arse indeed.
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....In other news, Earth revealed to travel around Sun....
Just waiting for "BREAKING NEWS"from the Imperial College clique which seems to be Govt's only source of advice.
Prediction-
We believe "Brazilian variant 2" is resistant to all known vaccines are advising the Cabinet to introduce 24 hour curfews as practised in China.
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Fear and a big stick. It’s all they’ve got. Need to keep the ‘Covid live’ rolling and rolling, while they roll out constant scare stories to keep the public terrified and subdued.
Businesses in the UK deserve to burn to the ground. And you can delete this comment again BBC moderators, I could not care less.

The British people deserve better than the tripe which inhabit these islands and call themselves businesses. They want to profit from doing business in the UK yet exclude most of the British population from their businesses and exploit the ones they do include.

Fact.
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None of that is factual. You're talking nonsense. As usual.
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It's a fact only in your mind...
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Bit harsh on business owners. Some voted to remain remember.?
Cabinet advisory arm and SAGE wholly owned subsidiary Imperial College now bleating about 2 BRAZILIAN VARANTS

24 hour Chinese style lockdowns and curfews imminent.

Do we not have any scientists who are outside this clique?
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The economy will pick up in 2022

This mutating virus will have picked off a big chunk of the over 70s by then whether they have a vaccine or not. Meaning:

1. We can get the ghastly £150 billion a year pension bill under control
2. We will get rid of the Tories and rejoin the EU once a good chunk of the ill educated Gammon that vote for such stupidity are off the electoral roll
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Latest news from the BBC.After the daylight,it goes dark!
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Just wait until next month. With all the mountains of paperwork at the borders. With so many EU hauliers not delivering to the UK, and drivers not wanting to deliver for companies who will deliver.
Posters beware

BBC moderators SCB - (State Censorship Board) no longer allowing implied criticism or questioning judgement of SAGE or Imperial College spokespeople.
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People are calling for the suppression of the media (in this case BBC) because they perceive that it doesn't fit in with their own agendas.

Let that sink in for a moment.

And we look at the rise of the far right in the USA being led by Trump and think it's not going on here.

Wrong.

Brexit has emboldened far right attitudes in this country.
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Left wing media & Hi tec companies (twitter,Facebook) controlling & making sure left wing government gets voted in ?
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The BBC are peddling what the Government ( Tory right wing want ) let that sink in for a moment . And you being of that persuasion will trash those of us that believe in free speech and not except that the BBC are presenting all doom . The people that I know need a smile and not this constant depressing twisting of facts . Has that sunk in ?
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Only because the remoaners have not and will not accept the democratic process. So in comparing matters to Trump, look at your own intransigence and that of fellow remoaners first. You are more like Trump than leavers who are rightly frustrated with the 48 undermining of UK democracy.
People are calling for the suppression of the media (in this case BBC) because they perceive that it doesn't fit in with their own agendas.

Let that sink in for a moment.

And we look at the rise of the far right in the USA being led by Trump and think it's not going on here.

Wrong.

Brexit has emboldened far right attitudes in this country.
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15/01/2021 14:08:12 3 1
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Covid will weigh heavily on the economy for some time to come. The first person to receive a vaccine was on the 8th December, 1 month on just over 2 million people were vaccinated, so at a rate of 2 million per month to vaccinate all 65 million people will take 32.5 months.
If 50% is needed to bring the economy back up it would take over 1 year
so 1 million vaccinations per week is required.
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15/01/2021 14:09:25 18 8
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Its not the Beeb, But people that work behind the scenes ,Producers, Editors all left wing leaning. You notice how majority of guests, Comedians, documentaries are left leaning? I know someone that worked in the company & there is always a purge from Unions to get rid of moderates.
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15/01/2021 13:40:16 4 7
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They don't care how much working people in this country suffer.

They have a hardline political dogma to follow. The Conservative party is fascist now. Johnson met with Bannon Trumps pet fascist loon.
15/01/2021 14:04:57 2 1
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Churchill’s last words “ I’m bored with it all. “ ...
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15/01/2021 11:40:19 151 251
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Just wait until next month. With all the mountains of paperwork at the borders. With so many EU hauliers not delivering to the UK, and drivers not wanting to deliver for companies who will deliver.
"Hi! I work for the BBC in the recruitment department and I was wondering if I could interest you an interview?"
"But before I continue, could you ensure you fall into at least of these categories? Are you able to take to the knee or that you have only one knee, or that you are a BAME, BLM, or don't know who KLF are, and that gender and sex are one of the same things unlike locality?"
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15/01/2021 14:18:51 4 6
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This Tory shutdown has resulted in the worst drop in economic output since the Great Frost of 1709

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/opinion/columnists/18900198.will-sunaks-big-freeze-bad-great-frost/

Back in 1709 Queen Anne was in charge
(but not sure if she was also a Tory or a Brexit supporter)
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15/01/2021 11:14:31 40 18
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Brexit alone was predicted to cause the economy to shrink by 5%. Given we are coping with a pandemic, that is a relatively good result. If we must lock down businesses, and we must, why are takeaway coffees and air travel not also included? Compare the high risks of drinking coffee in the park or people flying into the country from overseas, with the tiny benefits of these services to the economy.
"relatively good" - explain that to the hundreds of thousands of people who no longer have an income, who don't know when they might earn a reasonable income - "Let them eat cake"? Eh, Sylvie - well that worked out perfectly once before - but I don't suppose you read much, do you, "Sylvester"? FFS go away for a couple of years, read lots more. Try to see why you're so dim & massively retarded. Removed
15/01/2021 14:47:26 3 1
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Water is wet too.
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15/01/2021 15:06:55 3 4
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Time to start the debate about getting a referendum to rejoin EU. With the coming economic crisis post covid it will be much better to be part of the EU working together. I realise the hard brexiters will just scoff at this but we only need a small % of the softer brexiteers to be convinced and we can overturn the 2016 vote.
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15/01/2021 15:18:25 0 1
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Facist
15/01/2021 14:55:35 1 1
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Just be thankful that the Tories are in power and not Labour, they'd be chucking money away like it was confetti.
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15/01/2021 14:56:42 5 4
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Not really newsworthy this is it - rather obvious?

Still, it keeps the news nice and gloomy.
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15/01/2021 14:36:07 0 2
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He might be doing "his best" but sadly he's a clown and his best is much worse than someone who wasn't a clown. Every decision has been late and/or a massive u-turn. He's also decided to cause massive disruption to trade right in the middle of it. So I sympathise with the difficulty of the situation but he could be doing a hell of a lot better overall. Have you seen the death rate?
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15/01/2021 15:12:19 2 6
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No way... that's a total surprise.

I thought it had to be Brexit, since the BBC pump out so much biased news about Brexit that even Lord Botham raised the issue in the House of Lords, following a recent survey, in which only 4% of those polled believed the BBC enhanced their lives in 2020.
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15/01/2021 15:07:39 5 3
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277 Katie // 733 Asene Tatters
Brilliant Wolfy ??
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Appreciate you don't 'do' research, but it's on the BBC website...
"Paul Wakely is a member of the BBC's central moderation team. He manages BBC staff and outsourced suppliers who moderate 10,000 comments per day on the BBC messageboards and blogs."
... so there you go- BBC moderation is outsourced
Meanwhile, still waiting for the Brexit bonus
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We need to do what the business owners of Mexico City have done. Ignore the government rules and open the bars, restaurants, shops. Lockdowns will never end until the people themselves put a stop to it. Removed
15/01/2021 15:35:52 0 0
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UK lockdowns will never end until vaccination is done because the UK government doesn't enforce strict lockdowns and the population doesn't abide by the rules. Result is longer half measures. Its really very very simple; the only way out is vaccine and until then the only way to stop mass spread of a deadly virus that easily transmits person to person in close proximity is to stop humans mixing.
Yep, reading this lot confirms the students really have got out of bed now.
And from the look of their submissions I'd say they are seriously missing their Friday night binge drinking and weekend raves....poor loves.
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15/01/2021 15:41:47 1 0
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Probably missing a lot of university life actually.... for which they paid £ 1 000 s for
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15/01/2021 12:03:40 2 1
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GREED!
That’s the reason.
You are an idiot at the best of times, try looking at what is happening in Spain, where their 'middle class' is now suffering the consequences of no income due to lock-down. Curiously enough Landlords need to pay bills and eat like you, tho' I suspect they aren't on your benefits which you get regardless of lock-down. Removed
15/01/2021 15:46:15 1 5
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Johnson’s shambolic Brexit deal still hasn’t done its full damage to our economy.
Give it another couple of months and our Leave chums will be blasted by both barrels of Project Reality.
Their year of reckoning has only just begun
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Amuses me that remainers keep kicking the Project Fear can down the road, next week, next month or next year, which is it?
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Is this a Rejoiner on-line drop-in centre / self-help group? Removed
15/01/2021 16:28:00 8 7
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rejoiners need help after failing for 4 years, get over it would be my advice
15/01/2021 15:32:10 2 0
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You think he'll pull off a coup at the eleventh hour? You people really are cultists
15/01/2021 16:39:57 3 6
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Trees do not grow fast, the economy is the same, after this pandemic and some negativity from Brexit it will take a little time to produce a forest.
If everyone would pull together and sing from the same hymn sheet Britain our great UK can be the envy of the world again.
Far to much doom and gloom,cheer up things will get better.
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16/01/2021 10:01:36 1 2
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Is it because.people think the alternative is worse?
blimey I know no-one who would rally for Sir keir or jez. mind you I don't move in the circles with the great unwashed though ! Must be killing them that they can't go on a pointless march , burn flags, damage property etc. Removed
16/01/2021 11:47:27 10 3
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As I said yesterday Germanys GDP over 12 months was 5%, the UK's dropped 2.5% in one month.
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SS sorry & S you could always leave & go somewhere where you believe is great that is the free world you live in. But I guess you need to ask your parents 1st. Removed
16/01/2021 13:15:03 7 3
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People that make comments like that tend to be the ones living at home....
16/01/2021 13:14:40 0 1
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They don’t live in UK
16/01/2021 13:11:05 5 6
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Your problem - own it.
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Not one for conspiracy theories, but it does seem strange that China has surpassed its pre pandemic GDP level, whilst other leading nations saw their GDP fall dramatically. Removed
“... UK economy shrank”.

ALL mature & developed economies have shrunk. C-19 fallout has disrupted much political stability, commerce & societies LONG TERM. Who amongst us can be absolutely certain that C-19 wasn’t constructed as an efficient means of international disruption at low cost when compared to conventional & nuclear? The origin of C-19 req’s URGENT OPEN multi national investigation. ??
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16/01/2021 14:36:46 1 3
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We know that COVID loves fatties.

Lockdown and WHO results in 90% of us putting on more weight...we’re more vulnerable to C-19 now than in May...doh!

In May (when we knew what the risk was - running out of ICU beds, as a highly transmissible airborne virus cannot be eradicated) the optimal response was to carry on as normal and double the number of ICU beds by spending £40Bn (instead of £400Bn).
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16/01/2021 20:36:55 5 2
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It is tragic that talk is about back to normal.

We need a strategy for new normals and millions of new jobs being created

Serious ambition education and vision of a happy and healthy population across the whole of U.K. is required.

No barriers to People from other countries.
U.K. must become a beacon of inspiration not a retrograde little England
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16/01/2021 20:12:38 0 2
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As opposed to a trotskyist terror sympathiser.