UK holiday boom: Bookings 'coming in thick and fast'
28/01/2021 | news | business | 1,846
With new hotel quarantine rules for arrivals from abroad, many people are seeking UK holidays instead.
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28/01/2021 10:35:52 16 13
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Welcome to the 1960s.
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28/01/2021 10:36:14 9 9
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Don't bother, the idiots in charge will find some way of making sure the bookings go to waste.
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28/01/2021 10:36:21 219 38
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Fewer flights is good for the planet, no?
Grow up. Greta. Removed
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28/01/2021 11:10:28 21 26
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Aviation is a tiny amount compared to the amount that's created by rampant consumerism of electronic devices and cloths.

Its just easy to bash because its so iconic.
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28/01/2021 11:40:05 23 5
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Possibly, but sitting in a 20 mile queue on the M5 with the air-con on full might somewhat negate that effect!
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28/01/2021 11:46:37 9 3
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Not necessarily. Depends what travel is replacing it. If lots of people take cars from London to Cornwall, and sit in traffic jams, it may be worse than a flight to France, even if some of those cars are hybrid or electric and they would have had to travel to the airport.
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28/01/2021 11:53:02 19 3
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True. Let's not import star fruit, quinoa etc. Vegies thing they are saving the planet. They will be if they stick to seasonal fruit and veg.
28/01/2021 14:36:58 3 1
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I think you'll find air travel is actually less polluting than originally thought
28/01/2021 22:49:19 0 0
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Yes
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28/01/2021 10:36:34 287 84
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Just waiting for Labour to press the government for specific dates for good weather guarantees.
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28/01/2021 10:47:38 205 57
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Labour's deputy leader reckons she knows better than England's deputy chief medical officer as to who should be vaccinated first.

It is embarrassing.
Labour?? The mishandling of this entire pandemic is a Tory shambles. There have been 100,000 deaths and not one resignation. The Torys are a national disgrace. Removed
Amazing. Demonstrably one of the worst handlings of this pandemic by any world government, and still people are performing gymnastics to blame Labour.

You are brainwashed. You sound utterly moronic.
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28/01/2021 12:59:23 16 4
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Wonderful bit on Peston last night when a Labour spokesperson called for all school staff to be vaccinated over half term. Peston then asked "so you'd delay jabs for 50-70 year olds?" Answer? "No, because we'd be doing them at the same time "

Anyone see the mathematical flaw in that thinking......!?
28/01/2021 13:49:51 5 1
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Very good. Or ... wait until November and say (retrospectively) that the government failed to predict the cloud formations over Cumbria. :)
28/01/2021 14:11:42 1 1
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Either you are being ironic or that is a truly asinine remark. Somehow I suspect the latter.
28/01/2021 14:34:22 1 0
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A bit political but also very funny si I've voted it up
28/01/2021 14:47:07 1 1
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What an absolute waste of an HYS topic thats zero to do with party politics.

Give us a little holiday from this inane banter please
28/01/2021 14:57:33 1 0
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But they'll tell you tomorrow if the sunshined yesterday ??
28/01/2021 15:23:25 1 0
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They will only tell us after the event.

Everything in hindsight with Starmer.
28/01/2021 20:50:55 0 0
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Labour would recommend February and November
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28/01/2021 10:37:41 5 3
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Parents and I managed to go in September to stay away in a cottage. Fortunately the weather was glorious- shorts n t-shirts.

Probably do something similar this year but won’t be expecting to wear shorts n t-shirts this time
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28/01/2021 10:39:48 784 37
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Just some helpful vocabulary for Robert Plummer. A staycation is "a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation". Holidaying in the UK is called a "holiday", and many many people who can't afford to travel abroad regularly enjoy them all the time.
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28/01/2021 10:49:54 265 188
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It's cheaper to travel abroad. Guaranteed good weather, good food (if you go to the South of France) and reasonably priced accommodation - and not so densely populated.
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28/01/2021 10:53:10 79 8
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Absolutely right. It's like language gentrification. Also there is very little cost difference between a holiday abroad and a holiday in the UK, so the sneery tone accorded to the term 'staycation' is unjustified.
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28/01/2021 11:09:09 58 2
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That's a problem these days, especially on television. They use words where it's obvious they have no idea of the meaning
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28/01/2021 11:14:10 19 62
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Right or wrong, I think you will find the entire media are now calling it a StayCation.

It's now a word that the nation has come to take as the media saying we are not taking foreign holidays.

All this moaning about the terminology isn't really a comment about the actual article.
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28/01/2021 11:25:01 5 7
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In practice it has been used you describe starting in the UK, but not at home, for a long time now.

Having said that, if the virus isn't under control by then, this is not going to be helpful, even if it is summer.
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28/01/2021 11:07:30 18 9
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Spot on. I haven't been abroad for over 10 years, partly due to a dislike of flying but also because there are so many great places in the UK to visit (and indeed revisit). People need to get out of the mindset that a holiday in the UK (which can involve hours of travelling if you don't go by plane) somehow doesn't count as a real holiday.
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28/01/2021 11:41:25 18 9
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Thank you iapetus. Personally I find the word staycation almost offensive. It makes it sound as if holidaying in the U.K. is somehow second best to a booze-fuelled Med. vac or the dubious delights of Bangkok. My wife and I have holidayed in Britain for the last 45 years, and we don't own passports. Scotland and Cornwall are to be treasured. And, despite The Sun headline, Bognor is delightful!
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28/01/2021 12:00:02 5 0
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More help for Robert Plummer: As the BBC is a British company, not an American, it's 'enquiry' not 'inquiry'. Even the BBC says so!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1535_questionanswer/page22.shtml
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28/01/2021 12:24:18 5 3
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This is the BBC where journalism and the correct use of English is a thing of the past.
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28/01/2021 12:32:45 3 0
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Plummer's definition, according to every definitive source, is incorrect - the word has been around since about 1902 and has always meant a holiday at home or in one's own country.
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28/01/2021 12:36:50 2 1
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I think it worked, there is now no mention of "staycation" in the article! . Another really really nasty habit from the BBC to keep HYS open on changed articles to make original posters look stupid. I have complained, numerous times. But of course the BBC regulates itself, you can't complain about the BBC to Ofcom, only to the BBC, which ignores you.
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28/01/2021 12:48:25 1 0
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I agree with your take on "staycation". However, some of us don't like travelling, or can't, so it is not just a matter of cost. We holiday in the UK a lot and believe me depending on where you stay and what kind of restaurants you go to it is in no way cheap.
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28/01/2021 12:49:37 1 0
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Shouldn't it be "enquiries" rather than "inquiries" ?
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28/01/2021 13:01:16 0 0
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With you on this. The amount of UK Holiday Companies that refer to a Holiday in the UK as a staycation or Holistay does my head in.
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28/01/2021 12:49:03 0 0
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You're wrong.

'A holiday spent at home or in one’s country of residence.' (OED)
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28/01/2021 13:18:13 0 1
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Vocabulary, along with spelling and grammar, are no longer strong points for the BBC. The new champions of diversity. Diversity of ability.
28/01/2021 13:47:08 1 0
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Err..... Have you looked in the Oxford English Dictionary recently. No, thought not. Staycation has two meanings. The first as you describe, the second is a term used to describe anyone taking a holiday in their “home” country.
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28/01/2021 10:39:56 43 10
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There’s many places in the UK I haven’t been to - Lake District, Kent etc.

Hopefully if people behave themselves I can explore one of these areas in Sept
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28/01/2021 10:47:57 16 6
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you need a pass to get into Kent
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28/01/2021 10:55:40 9 3
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Your faith in the people to behave themselves is rather misplaced. Remember how Joe Public ignored the rules last summer and piled on to the beaches and parked all over Snowdonia. It'll be the same this year..... and the virus will spread!
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28/01/2021 11:26:49 0 1
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Next year...........?
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28/01/2021 11:54:58 1 1
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What a lovely thought indeed!..
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28/01/2021 12:41:44 2 1
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Come to Kent, leave with COPD from the lorry exhaust fumes.
28/01/2021 14:33:48 0 1
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I wouldn't bother with the Lake District, it's just a load of lakes. And once you've seen one the others all look the same.
28/01/2021 23:02:53 0 0
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Kent? Bless. Try Cornwall, same edge of Britain, better side, better sunsets, could go on but don't want to offend....
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28/01/2021 10:41:18 4 17
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Bring on paying more for rain and/or overcrowding and/or travel gridlock on the roads - as supposed to paying less but getting sunshine and the experience of going abroad.
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28/01/2021 10:46:37 7 4
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Jeez, can't you do without it for one year? I've enjoyed many holidays in sunnier places around the world, but I've also had many lovely holidays in the UK.
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28/01/2021 10:47:42 2 3
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I would agree. Hotels and self-catering accommodation are overpriced in the UK. If everyone heads down to Cornwall, it will be traffic chaos. I'd prefer to wait until it's safe to travel to the south of France - fantastic weather, good food and cheaper accommodation.
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28/01/2021 10:41:26 28 17
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Sorry I thought there was a pandemic on? Same silly story as last summer, and then the pandemic continued. Its just the tourist industry trying to say its okay to holiday everyone else is.....Just wait, another lockdown in October for Christmas again.
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28/01/2021 12:08:05 2 8
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Just goes to show how ignorant of the facts you are then.
28/01/2021 15:47:35 0 2
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People are not going to hide away forever just because you have bought into this hysteria.
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28/01/2021 10:42:20 16 8
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*bing bong bing*

Hi-de-hi campers! The knobbly knees competition will be starting by the Punch and Judy stand in 5 minutes' time.

*bing bong bing*
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28/01/2021 10:54:31 11 1
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Isn't that Benidorm?
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28/01/2021 10:42:33 1 8
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Got 2 weeks in North Devon booked for late June, not holding my breath though!!
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28/01/2021 10:43:56 0 2
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June? Oh dear.
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28/01/2021 10:43:12 23 4
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'StayAtHomeCation' more likely.
Yes, no doubt the Welsh and Scottish Stasi will be patrolling the borders with orders to shoot on sight any English daring to enter the country. Removed
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28/01/2021 10:43:20 4 5
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"Thick" seems to be appropriate.
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28/01/2021 10:43:44 6 6
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This is excellent news for the beleaguered UK hospitality sector. A captive (literally) market of 60 million people will provide plenty of customers for domestic tourism. There are many beautiful parts of the UK to enjoy. Let's hope we will be able to do so by summer!
(We've already booked the Isle of Wight)
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28/01/2021 11:22:34 0 2
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Beleaguered is a good descriptor.
So beleaguered there are very few still standing.
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28/01/2021 10:43:57 127 3
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Beware of self-catering accommodation sites/agents who require large deposits but then refuse to provide refunds for forced cancellations.
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MJ
28/01/2021 11:22:37 90 6
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Like student accommodation?
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28/01/2021 11:57:38 2 1
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Not unless you make it cancelable in which in the event of another lockdown or unforeseen circumstances you may cancel within 48 hours of your first stay.
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28/01/2021 10:44:25 150 8
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I hate the media calling UK holidays as staycations. They aren’t as the first part of staycation is stay. You stay at home and travel to a tourist attraction, town etc and go home at the end of the day. This means during normal times, I done at least one staycation per 4-6 weeks on average
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28/01/2021 10:47:36 22 101
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Staycation definition?

I think you need to get out more.
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28/01/2021 10:49:52 23 1
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I can't stand that poncy "staycation" word either Helen, why do the media keep coming up with these trendy , twee, non- sensical words.
28/01/2021 14:11:03 2 0
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Hate is another word that is casually overused these days.
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28/01/2021 14:44:33 2 2
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OED Definition-staycation

NOUN

A holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
28/01/2021 15:09:17 2 0
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That is also known as 'a day out'
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28/01/2021 10:45:13 48 8
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I'll just stay at home and have some day trips. I still think accommodation in this country is below standard and expensive. I won't join the rush to bump up prices further.
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28/01/2021 13:14:55 11 0
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totally agree, we'll be doing the same
28/01/2021 13:37:41 3 1
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Me too, some of the hotels in this country are an absolute disgrace. a 'holiday' in the UK should be cheaper than one overseas, not more expensive. The UK industry needs to slash its prices.
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28/01/2021 10:45:22 128 6
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Watch for the massive price hikes
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kay
28/01/2021 10:48:27 77 4
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Already seeing it. Can't believe the cost of cottages now compared to two years ago.
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28/01/2021 10:48:54 6 29
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I'm guessing your income has remained secure if you are so begrudging of hard-pressed small businesses trying to get back on their feet?
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28/01/2021 10:59:43 5 3
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Wild camping in Scotland!
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28/01/2021 11:23:00 13 2
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£6 a pint, £20+ pub grub, just for starters.............?
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28/01/2021 12:33:30 1 0
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Have you researched prices are the same on the websites as they were pre pandemic
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28/01/2021 13:26:04 6 0
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Supply & demand fix prices, first rule of economics.
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28/01/2021 10:45:39 1 4
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My parents didn’t book our cottage until mid July.
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28/01/2021 10:41:18 4 17
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Bring on paying more for rain and/or overcrowding and/or travel gridlock on the roads - as supposed to paying less but getting sunshine and the experience of going abroad.
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28/01/2021 10:46:37 7 4
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Jeez, can't you do without it for one year? I've enjoyed many holidays in sunnier places around the world, but I've also had many lovely holidays in the UK.
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28/01/2021 11:17:25 0 2
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Of course I can do without it for a year - doesn't change the fact though that its less bang for your buck.
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kay
28/01/2021 10:47:09 7 2
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Still have last year's rolled over to this year to take yet...
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28/01/2021 10:47:20 20 5
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Great news for our tourism industry. After last summers weather who needs to go abroad if this is the new norm ? We have some beautiful countryside and coastlines all around the U.K.
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kay
28/01/2021 10:49:52 14 7
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And massive traffic queues. Four and a half hours from West Cornwall to just south of Bristol last September
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28/01/2021 11:30:25 3 1
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You saw those pictures of Bournemout Beach earlier last year, hardly my idea of a wonderful holiday. Stay home, stay local, stay safe...........?
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28/01/2021 10:47:21 64 19
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So instead of going overseas to get Covid19, we're going to make sure it's well spread all around the UK this summer. Great.
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28/01/2021 10:51:07 19 20
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Some brains work differently to others, and some don’t work at all. This is a prime example of the latter.
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28/01/2021 12:00:57 2 3
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Its ironic that a lot of the people championing UK holidays last year, and lambasting those who took foreign holidays, were probably the same sort of people who would advocate being crammed onto a UK beach cheek by jowel with literally thousands of others.

We went to Corfu, it was safe, quiet and sunny. And, we're going again this year too.
28/01/2021 16:00:15 0 0
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I would remind you that we went in to lock down late march last year and cases were relatively stable through the summer, now we're in a lighter lockdown but likely for longer whilst vaccinating people, I'd hedge my bets that unless we have abysmal weather this summer holidays out in the countryside won't be the main vector. just days ago we were told meeting inside is still the main source???????
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28/01/2021 10:47:29 9 3
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A bag of sand, a paddling pool and a sun-ray lamp, that's my holiday sorted.
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28/01/2021 10:47:30 489 19
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Again - a holiday in the UK is called (guess what) a "holiday". The point of a 'staycation' was supposed to be that you stayed in your own house. The re-branding of this has been done by travel & flight companies to encourage the view that it's not a 'proper' holiday unless you fly somewhere, which is nonsense.
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28/01/2021 11:18:06 106 38
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I agree, henceforth going abroad should be called a Sunny Hot break, reserving the term Holiday for the UK.

Nothing wrong with needing a jumper and windbreak for the beach as opposed to a sun lounger and parasol.
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28/01/2021 12:59:01 4 6
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"Again - a holiday in the UK is called (guess what) a "holiday". The point of a 'staycation' was supposed to be that you stayed in your own house"

It isn't. Check the OED definition of staycation. It's pretty easy to do.
28/01/2021 14:36:39 2 0
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I work for a travel company. We call it Domestic and Outbound destinations.
28/01/2021 14:40:11 0 0
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Errrm - a "holiday" is a contraction of "Holy Day" a religious festival. Vacation isn't much better as it was derived from breaks between university terms..........
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28/01/2021 10:44:25 150 8
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I hate the media calling UK holidays as staycations. They aren’t as the first part of staycation is stay. You stay at home and travel to a tourist attraction, town etc and go home at the end of the day. This means during normal times, I done at least one staycation per 4-6 weeks on average
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28/01/2021 10:47:36 22 101
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Staycation definition?

I think you need to get out more.
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28/01/2021 11:12:27 8 1
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I think you mean 'you need to staycation more'
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28/01/2021 12:09:54 2 0
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Have you tried that recently?
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28/01/2021 13:27:08 3 0
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I would 'get out more' if it wasn't for government restrictions.
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28/01/2021 10:36:34 287 84
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Just waiting for Labour to press the government for specific dates for good weather guarantees.
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28/01/2021 10:47:38 205 57
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Labour's deputy leader reckons she knows better than England's deputy chief medical officer as to who should be vaccinated first.

It is embarrassing.
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28/01/2021 11:00:01 38 12
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But she's useless.
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28/01/2021 11:02:12 56 19
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Teachers are apparently more of a priority for vaccination than any other group of workers according to Labour
Let them try teaching when the electricity goes off, the taps run dry and the sewage is overflowing in the streets, and there’s no food in the shops
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28/01/2021 11:04:10 54 8
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And point blank refuses to say who from the high risk 50 -70 year old group should go to the back of the queue. It's like they send her out with a soundbite and that's the limit of her knowledge. That's not opposition it's pitiful opportunism.
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28/01/2021 11:05:30 19 3
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Solution is easy: just put everyone on top of the priority list. Deniers will say it can't be done...
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28/01/2021 11:22:01 47 20
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Labour just see this pandemic as a good opportunity!
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28/01/2021 11:32:36 12 9
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How did we get from UK holidays to rants about politicians - unless that is of course your preferred choice of a vacation - no need to take your vest off! Lol
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28/01/2021 11:42:38 14 22
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Embarrassing, like our borders remaining open since March and Brexit.
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28/01/2021 11:55:08 10 5
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Dorset is far superior than anything Cornwall has to offer. Cornwall is just an overrated tourist trap. Come to where the flavour is... Come to Dorset...
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xlr
28/01/2021 12:35:05 3 4
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The BBC thinks it knows better than Scotland's chief medical officer so that's nothing new.
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28/01/2021 12:35:08 11 18
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I personally find it embarassing how easily rattled bootlicker Tory voters get whenever anyone suggests that the clowns they voted for have made a circus out of the pandemic...

MuST BE LaBOur'S FAulT!
Not as embarrassing as Boris and his useless cabinet. We have a World Beating death rate. Doesn't get much more embarrassing than that. Removed
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28/01/2021 12:51:38 9 0
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I understand that her life experiences can be learned from. But the shadow deputy PM is strictly opposition material, not government.
28/01/2021 14:16:59 1 2
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Stop the race to the bottom!! Teachers, transport workers, supermarket workers should all be done ASAP. Always so divisive on here.
28/01/2021 22:48:52 0 0
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I take it you have been so badly battered by the Brexit debate that you have moved on to here to spout your ridiculous comments.
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28/01/2021 10:41:18 4 17
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Bring on paying more for rain and/or overcrowding and/or travel gridlock on the roads - as supposed to paying less but getting sunshine and the experience of going abroad.
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28/01/2021 10:47:42 2 3
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I would agree. Hotels and self-catering accommodation are overpriced in the UK. If everyone heads down to Cornwall, it will be traffic chaos. I'd prefer to wait until it's safe to travel to the south of France - fantastic weather, good food and cheaper accommodation.
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28/01/2021 10:39:56 43 10
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There’s many places in the UK I haven’t been to - Lake District, Kent etc.

Hopefully if people behave themselves I can explore one of these areas in Sept
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28/01/2021 10:47:57 16 6
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you need a pass to get into Kent
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28/01/2021 11:18:46 2 1
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You need the virus to get into Kent now otherwise you risk being infected.
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Unless arriving by dinghy or in the back of a lorry Removed
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28/01/2021 10:48:07 125 13
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Suggest BBC journalists look up the definition of a "staycation", it means one holidays in their own home, no booking required and it is what we have all being doing on and off for months now! Tardy "journalism" at best from another over-paid, ill informed BBC journo.
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28/01/2021 11:06:21 50 9
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Suggest commenters look up the definition of "tardy'.
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28/01/2021 11:26:53 4 3
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Please replace "Tardy" with "Squit".

A much more accurate noun to describe a sub-standard level of journalism trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.
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28/01/2021 11:30:10 3 1
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Late journalism?
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28/01/2021 13:24:43 0 1
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How do you know they are over paid? How is the pay in comparison to other Journos? Do they earn 250k a year as Johnson did for 1 article a week for msm?

Also, staycation . Like literally has had the meaning of the word changed. The English language evolves
28/01/2021 14:14:54 2 0
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"Suggest BBC journalists look up the definition of a "staycation", it means one holidays in their own home"

I suggest you take your own advice and refer to the OED, which says otherwise.
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28/01/2021 14:45:32 3 0
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OED Definition
staycation

NOUN
A holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
Another non-news item. How are the sales of Easter eggs going? Removed
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28/01/2021 10:48:18 5 6
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This is going to be the best summer ever, I went for North Devon and Dorset, both booked with only 10% to pay now. Enjoy everyone
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28/01/2021 10:45:22 128 6
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Watch for the massive price hikes
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kay
28/01/2021 10:48:27 77 4
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Already seeing it. Can't believe the cost of cottages now compared to two years ago.
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28/01/2021 10:45:22 128 6
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Watch for the massive price hikes
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28/01/2021 10:48:54 6 29
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I'm guessing your income has remained secure if you are so begrudging of hard-pressed small businesses trying to get back on their feet?
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28/01/2021 10:49:01 10 12
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With the EU trying to steal our vaccinations I can see an increase in people cancelling EU holidays and booking UK ones.
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28/01/2021 10:49:19 2 9
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Can please get some eat out to help out to go with our holiday's. I helped out so much last time, really was committed to doing my bit there.
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28/01/2021 10:49:32 299 8
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Is there anything more teeth-grindingly irritating than terms such as "staycation"?
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28/01/2021 10:55:13 46 57
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The use of 'gift' as a noun. Argh.
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28/01/2021 11:09:25 11 1
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Agreed, also describes "lessons will be learned" perfectly.
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28/01/2021 11:16:33 16 1
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‘Mental health, now more than ever and we are all in this together” are all contenders at the moment.
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28/01/2021 11:17:35 23 5
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It's the rush-to-the-bottom lunge our society is making in emulating low vocabulary inarticulate Americans.

It's the striving by journalists to be 'down-wid-da-kids' in adopting their slang and in reproducing in subtitles every single meaningless 'like' that now feature in every single sentence of breathy yoof.

It's the fact that no-one under 25 has learnt any descriptive words beyond 'insane'.
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Outside OF!!
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No.
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I see your 'Staycation' and raise you 'Influencer'
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28/01/2021 11:41:14 19 3
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'Jab' instead of 'vaccination', are journalists too lazy to use long words now?
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D
28/01/2021 11:42:10 14 2
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'key worker', 'in these difficult times', 'been' instead of 'being', and a thousand more!
394
28/01/2021 11:42:23 19 1
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People describing themselves as a "social media influencer" perhaps?
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28/01/2021 11:45:16 5 25
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Yes, the people who make hyper-pedantic pointless whinges about a term that is commonly known to mean holidaying in the UK. Get over it and moan about things worth moaning about i.e. things that actually harm quality of life.
414
28/01/2021 11:45:30 15 2
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Yes, the increasing use of the words "leverage" and "consume" to mean "use"

eg.

"This new application will allow the user to leverage the power of the internet to..."
482
28/01/2021 11:53:56 5 1
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" going " extinct.... :-D
483
28/01/2021 11:53:59 11 1
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To quote Captain Holt; 'Are you trying to imply that I'm too old to understand a portmanteau? I am not, but I am too dignified to use one'.

Love that guy!
514
28/01/2021 11:57:46 9 1
bbc
Using the term "Baby" without "the" and instead of the baby's name?
539
28/01/2021 12:00:54 5 1
bbc
The use of “soundbite”-type words for dramatic effect is getting worse.

The word “lockdown” is another case - the weak restrictions that are currently in force are nothing like a lockdown.
606
28/01/2021 12:11:41 8 1
bbc
“Staycation” is based on the word “vacation”, which is American for “holiday”.

Shouldn’t we be calling it a “Stayliday”?
638
28/01/2021 12:17:50 2 1
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I cannot stand phrases such as: "needs doing" instead of "needs to be done". Lazy language use !
691
28/01/2021 12:33:26 5 3
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Yes, Brexit. In more ways then one.
695
28/01/2021 12:34:06 10 1
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The constant use by the media of the word "epicentre", as in "the epicentre of the pandemic in Europe". The correct word is "centre", stop using "epicentre" to make yourselves sound clever. You're not.
714
28/01/2021 12:40:23 14 1
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I will touch base with my colleagues and do some brain storming to see if their blue sky thinking can come up with any. I guestimate that they will.

I am 200% confident in that.
722
28/01/2021 12:41:59 8 1
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I hate the term 'offer' when used in relation to goods or services which a firm provides.

Also, 'talent' when talking about staff. That suggests they are in some way very good at their job, when the reality is usually average or less. "At McDonalds we attract the best talent to serve our customers" etc etc.
729
28/01/2021 12:43:15 3 8
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People moaning about the evolution of language on a forum?
748
28/01/2021 12:46:55 4 1
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Probably another Americanism crept in again!
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BD
28/01/2021 12:56:13 6 0
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Thanks all - this thread has brightened my day - a pleasant change with HYS posts!
Doubt many would agree with my offering, but personally, and without wishing to diminish its true intent, I've found that the overuse and over-generalised use of 'loved ones' has begun to grate over the months ...
937
28/01/2021 13:07:58 1 10
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Yes. People who get irritated by words and feel the need to tell everyone.
954
28/01/2021 13:20:47 7 0
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I have two for you: the term "ramping up", and the misuse of the word "literally" when actually they should be using "figuratively."
28/01/2021 13:31:39 1 1
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The staycation itself?
28/01/2021 13:52:36 4 1
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Well the work 'guesstimate' is also grating.

An 'estimate' is a guess based of available information. If you have very little or no info, the estimate is a pure guess. So there is no need for the g-word
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28/01/2021 10:49:40 610 14
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A Staycation LOL - this is a normal family holiday for a lot of people - just because you do not holiday abroad doesn't make it a staycation - a holiday in the UK is still a holiday!
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GCP
28/01/2021 11:46:54 95 55
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Holidays in Europe can be far cheaper than the equivalent accomodation/facilities in the UK and you don't have to fly to get there.
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Jim
28/01/2021 12:18:06 39 1
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Very true. And let us hope that those who decide to holiday in the UK learn to respect the UK countryside in the same way that those who normally visit the countryside do.

Last year was disgraceful, with masses of litter, nappies etc left after each nice day; County code completely ignored, and fragile environments damaged.
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28/01/2021 10:44:25 150 8
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I hate the media calling UK holidays as staycations. They aren’t as the first part of staycation is stay. You stay at home and travel to a tourist attraction, town etc and go home at the end of the day. This means during normal times, I done at least one staycation per 4-6 weeks on average
39
28/01/2021 10:49:52 23 1
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I can't stand that poncy "staycation" word either Helen, why do the media keep coming up with these trendy , twee, non- sensical words.
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EW
28/01/2021 10:47:20 20 5
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Great news for our tourism industry. After last summers weather who needs to go abroad if this is the new norm ? We have some beautiful countryside and coastlines all around the U.K.
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kay
28/01/2021 10:49:52 14 7
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And massive traffic queues. Four and a half hours from West Cornwall to just south of Bristol last September
132
28/01/2021 11:06:04 1 1
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Took me nine - but there was a 'jumper' on the M5. Maybe the same day?
218
28/01/2021 11:19:25 3 3
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There are other places you know. TV to blame for constantly promoting the west Counties.
28/01/2021 15:10:05 0 0
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Think you need to think outside the box and not follow the flocks of sheep.

Plenty of other dare say it, sheep of free area's of the UK to holiday in besides the west coast of England with much better access too. Rather like the Euro Hot spots and beyond.

Where you may say?

Take the opportunity when you have got it Seek, Explore and you will find I say before the rest of the sheep spoil it.
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28/01/2021 10:39:48 784 37
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Just some helpful vocabulary for Robert Plummer. A staycation is "a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation". Holidaying in the UK is called a "holiday", and many many people who can't afford to travel abroad regularly enjoy them all the time.
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28/01/2021 10:49:54 265 188
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It's cheaper to travel abroad. Guaranteed good weather, good food (if you go to the South of France) and reasonably priced accommodation - and not so densely populated.
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28/01/2021 11:06:12 76 8
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Have you factored in the cost of the 10 day hotel quarantine stay when you return??
France is the one country I am boycotting. Nasty little emperor.

Love French food and wine and some locals but Macron urgh
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162
28/01/2021 11:11:01 55 10
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Errrm? You know there is a pandemic going on? We won't be able to get on a flight or ferry anyway.
231
28/01/2021 11:21:52 36 14
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Guaranteed good weather? Where do you go to? I've had rain in Tenerife in June. Nowhere has guaranteed good weather!
303
28/01/2021 11:30:32 8 14
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no guarantee of good weather even abroad .we have always holidayd here in july/aug and had good weather everytime never been abroad and dont want to 2 hrs at airport poss delays no thank you so many wonderful places in britain to visit hoping to try scotland next year looks wonderful
604
28/01/2021 12:11:22 2 3
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I did go to the south of France at least once a year and depending on where you're going/what you're doing, it's no cheaper than a domestic holiday, just much better food and wine.

If you want cheap you want Magaluf.
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mw
28/01/2021 12:15:52 6 3
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Agree, last Holiday- 2 weeks all inclusive in Catalonia, mid 30s temp.£2k family of 4.. now I am not usually snobby BUT last UK break 2 weeks self catering in Devon £3k just for the accom, poor weather for 10 /14 days , - it was full of the a well known tabloid dong £9.50 holidays,was like Wayne and wayneta slob had invaded kids - smoking and drinking and effin if you asked them to calm down)
Shame about the ******* French country would be OK without them!! Removed
705
28/01/2021 12:38:21 2 0
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... but not cheaper if you book something, and you still can't travel due to coronavirus. And do we really know how Brexit is affecting tourism?

People should bear in mind that right now the advice is against travelling, so unless that changes at some point between now and when you are due to go, a cancellation claim will almost certainly NOT be covered by insurance.
725
28/01/2021 12:42:14 5 1
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Please take your foreign holiday.

I won't be joining you because the UK will be nicer and quieter in your absence.
809
28/01/2021 12:58:16 1 0
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But you can't go there if there is a travel ban!
868
28/01/2021 13:08:21 0 1
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Tell me where you can get a 7 day stay abroad, for 3 people, including travel, for less than £700 all in...
946
28/01/2021 13:18:46 2 0
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Not if you have to quarantine when you come back. If the NZ experience is anything to go by, you might actually have to pay for the quarantine hotel.
Sam
28/01/2021 13:29:13 3 0
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Or why not do the right thing, support the local economy and stay here. We need to get the UK back up and running again
28/01/2021 13:58:09 0 2
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yes, maybe ...... as long as the French are not in one of their stroppy moods that can be a nightmare either trying to get in or out of Calais
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28/01/2021 10:50:29 8 4
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Yes, all the more reason for the greedy to ramp up prices to silly money levels. Then the local restaurants that are left will be overrun, the roads clogged. All in all it sounds like a nightmare there's nothing worse than braying hoards in overcrowded British holiday spots, I can't see how that is classed as a holiday.
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28/01/2021 11:16:47 2 1
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Terrifying for residents too.
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CG
28/01/2021 10:50:29 111 20
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Tourist accommodation in this country is a complete rip off, especially at the coast. Also will it really be safe to have a big free for all in the summer? This reminds me of eat out to help out.
246
28/01/2021 11:23:42 25 5
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Go out of season it's cheaper, quieter and the chances are the weather is better!
538
28/01/2021 12:00:37 4 0
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I usually go in the spring or autumn months or even late June/early July just before the kids break up. As I'm single I save a fortune, also make sure that your booking is cancelable in the event of another lockdown or other unforeseen circumstances. That way you're fully protected.
28/01/2021 13:33:15 1 2
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It is not compulsory, you can hide under the bed at home if you want to.
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28/01/2021 10:50:43 126 4
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This could be a fantastic opportunity for the British tourist industry, but i fear greed will take its toll.
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28/01/2021 11:15:56 31 4
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What's left of it, you mean.
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xlr
28/01/2021 12:40:43 5 2
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I fear it's more likely that hospitality won't be able to find any staff.
28/01/2021 13:32:11 2 9
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By the summer we won't have a British Tourist industry, no pubs and few restaurants or cafés.
I would rather we stopped this head in sand lockdown farce immediately.
A new variety will emerge as we stop this lockdown, then we will continue that cycle of lockdowns until we are bankrupted. All the while our immune systems are being destroyed by hiding from everything making us even more vulnerable.
28/01/2021 13:52:36 4 1
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I agree Unigate2.

This will be good for the economy and for small businesses.

I just hope that people are sensible and look after / respect our countryside. We live in a National Park and it has been VERY disappointing to see the ignorance of day-trippers leaving litter on beaches / mountains etc ... over this period.
28/01/2021 13:56:31 5 0
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Well to be fair if your business had had to close for over a year you'd be wanting to recoup your losses too and don't forget that when supply is outstripped by demand the prices go up, market dynamics and all that.
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28/01/2021 10:50:47 15 4
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Some of my best holidays have been in the UK. I have been all over England and Wales, and hope to go to Scotland next year for a 3-week road trip. There are some spectacular places in the UK e.g. St Michaels Mount, Snowdonia, Yorkshire Dales, Exmoor.

Only downside has been having to use the M25 each time we leave Kent!
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28/01/2021 11:01:05 9 2
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Northumberland coast is one of the best holidays I have ever had.
121
28/01/2021 11:04:31 1 3
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Well, best advice for 2021 is stay in Kent. Sorry but that makes sense.
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28/01/2021 11:22:25 1 3
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Kent the covid capital and you are planning to go travelling? Make sure you tell the Scots border guards where you are from when you get there.
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28/01/2021 10:47:21 64 19
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So instead of going overseas to get Covid19, we're going to make sure it's well spread all around the UK this summer. Great.
46
28/01/2021 10:51:07 19 20
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Some brains work differently to others, and some don’t work at all. This is a prime example of the latter.
790
28/01/2021 12:55:16 2 1
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Not as prime an example as you haha clueless
28/01/2021 14:20:19 0 1
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Personally I though their post made a valid point. Don't see the reason for the insult.
I wonder if the BBC charge for this kind of free advertising. My business could definitely do with an article like this to boost my income. Removed
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28/01/2021 10:51:32 96 28
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Clutching at straws again! False hopes and expectations. More pressure being put on the government to open things up, so that Joe Public can plant themselves on the beaches, mog around Stratford and park their cars all over Snowdonia. Stay at (your) home. That way we all stay safe and protect the NHS.
549
28/01/2021 12:02:47 29 87
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The NHS is supposed to protect us, if it can't it should be replaced as not fit for purpose.
778
28/01/2021 12:53:00 5 3
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For how long? Its true isn't it, that only a small period of imprisonment quickly brings institutionalisation, and acceptance that 'this is fine'. The thought of staying in my home 23 hours out of 24 ... for any reason ... makes me not want to see tomorrow. This is existing, not living.
28/01/2021 13:34:10 4 5
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I thought the NHS was to protect us, not that we all need to protect it!
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28/01/2021 10:40:07 380 10
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It's not a staycation unless you stay at home. Please can you stop calling holidaying in the UK a staycation. Call it a domestic holiday if you must use a special term.
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jon
28/01/2021 11:27:51 56 22
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Yep. We used to go regularly to camp sites in France. But it will be quite a while before we feel safe using those shared toilets and showers. We are thinking of booking self-vcatering accommodation in Scotland if Nicola Sturgeon re-opens the border.
525
28/01/2021 11:59:04 9 1
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The use of “soundbite”-type words for dramatic effect is getting worse.

The word “lockdown” is another case - the weak restrictions that are currently in force are nothing like a lockdown.
28/01/2021 13:29:48 0 3
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Or a miserable holiday. (unless you are going to Scotland, which is lovely)
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28/01/2021 10:43:35 3 3
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It would be good to see other parts of the UK. For example, if you live in East London, you could travel to, errrr, West London. If you live in North London you could travel to, errrr, South London.
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28/01/2021 11:02:47 2 1
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Crazy fool, I don't go south of the river after dark.
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28/01/2021 10:52:27 17 8
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Staycation - Staying at home during your summer break or staying somewhere else in your home country? There are way too many places to explore within the British Isles to ever contemplate leaving our shores. Those that disagree should get out more.
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28/01/2021 10:58:19 5 18
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And those that think nobody else should go anywhere but within their own Country are clealy narrowminded, short sighted and should keep their own opinions to themselves.
591
28/01/2021 12:09:11 1 3
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NO! Those that disagree should lock-down, they tend to be the covid cultists, let them lock themselves away, and the rest of us can get on with our lives.
28/01/2021 13:40:49 3 0
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That's very narrow minded. there are a few places of note, but believe me, the world outside of the UK is well worth exploring, this country is ok, but not special at all.
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28/01/2021 10:36:21 219 38
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Fewer flights is good for the planet, no?
Grow up. Greta. Removed
Peace be with you, Adubyah. Removed
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28/01/2021 10:39:48 784 37
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Just some helpful vocabulary for Robert Plummer. A staycation is "a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation". Holidaying in the UK is called a "holiday", and many many people who can't afford to travel abroad regularly enjoy them all the time.
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28/01/2021 10:53:10 79 8
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Absolutely right. It's like language gentrification. Also there is very little cost difference between a holiday abroad and a holiday in the UK, so the sneery tone accorded to the term 'staycation' is unjustified.
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Pip
28/01/2021 11:15:50 43 9
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I live in South Devon, I think you'll find the cost of a holiday here in dear old 'Blighty' considerably more than abroad, where often you can park for free. I live here...........?
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28/01/2021 10:42:20 16 8
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*bing bong bing*

Hi-de-hi campers! The knobbly knees competition will be starting by the Punch and Judy stand in 5 minutes' time.

*bing bong bing*
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28/01/2021 10:54:31 11 1
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Isn't that Benidorm?
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28/01/2021 10:54:49 27 7
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Can't people just enjoy what's on their doorstep? I know this lockdown is getting tedious, but I'd be happy enjoying the Peak District with friends this summer.

With people shifting around the country all summer - and cramming onto beaches like last year - they'll likely cause a mid-summer full lockdown due to infection rates.
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28/01/2021 10:58:34 8 1
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Define doorstep please? People drove hundreds of miles to Cornwall and the National Parks because those places were "on their doorstep".
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28/01/2021 11:02:12 0 2
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Isn't that the definition of staycation? Or do you live in the peak district and so are happy to stay at home?
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28/01/2021 12:07:02 1 1
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There was no infection or mortality spike after the summer beach fests NOR the BLM protests, it is a seasonal virus, and the Flu season doesn't extend to having summer holidays.
28/01/2021 14:59:13 0 1
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It is not your role to define what other people should and shouldn't enjoy doing.
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28/01/2021 10:54:51 19 3
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By Staycation I take it that people mean a holiday, rather than an overseas holiday.
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rd
28/01/2021 10:54:55 98 35
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why can't people just stay at home for a year until the varis has wiped out b4 going on holiday, it might come back in a new variant, where do we start.....from the beginning
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CG
28/01/2021 10:56:31 40 12
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It's madness.
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28/01/2021 11:02:54 7 5
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It will take longer than a year to eradicate coronavirus, even if it is possible. You would likely need to vaccinate a large amount of the global population, and then you have to worry about all of the animal hosts (although they are less likely to transmit it to humans)
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28/01/2021 11:06:42 16 5
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Its the british mentality, not liking being told what to do, and yes we will probably go back into a lockdown.
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28/01/2021 11:20:27 10 5
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The "varis" is not going to be wiped out.
Sorry to disappoint you.
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28/01/2021 11:36:28 11 7
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We already have stayed at home for a year... climbing the walls!
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28/01/2021 11:36:58 11 1
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PS it will never be wiped out, check the chief medical officer statements re covid being around for the foreseeable
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28/01/2021 11:53:17 8 8
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Some of us have had a worse year than others and we need a holiday old bean.
553
28/01/2021 12:03:44 9 3
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Because most of us need a break. Besides how many of these people work for the NHS where they've been treating dying patients? Are you going to deny them a holiday and accuse them of being selfish?
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28/01/2021 12:08:05 8 1
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The virus is endemic. It’s never going away. We can vaccinate people. We can protect ourselves from variants coming from elsewhere with quarantine, but that still won’t protect us from internal variants. For that, scientists will create vaccines for new variants.

The lockdown is to manage the situation so we can return to living; if we can’t live, what’s the point in saving us from the virus?
28/01/2021 13:38:05 2 6
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This virus will never be wiped out. It is the same type as a common cold. It will be there forever. We cannot eliminate it. I thought everyone knew that.
We cannot "live" like this forever. It will be every year for the rest of you life , and you children's and your grand children's lives.

Or until we stop panicking over a virus that won't go away.
jch
28/01/2021 14:48:18 2 0
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The virus will not be "wiped out", like seasonal flu we will come to live with it, and as enough people are vaccinated (perhaps annually for the at risk groups) the effects will be minimal, but it will still be there.
28/01/2021 15:29:40 0 1
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You answered your own question in the same sentence. This isn't going away, so it won't be just one year, it's for keeps.

Can't stay locked down forever, much as Chris Witty would love us to be. So hands, space, face & crack on carefully. Next slide please.
28/01/2021 16:31:46 0 0
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I'm not defending people in a hurry to fly all around the world, but it's almost been a year already.
28/01/2021 18:16:33 0 0
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We've already stated at home for a year. Nobody ever mentions rising suicides from these barbaric policies
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28/01/2021 10:55:07 22 10
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I wouldn't risk renting a place at all. I think peoples movements will be restricted.
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28/01/2021 11:00:52 11 3
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They weren't last summer, and with all the vulnerable people having had both jabs by the summer I doubt the restrictions will be worse this summer.
572
28/01/2021 12:05:55 1 1
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Fine, you lock-down let those who want, live their lives, OR are you saying lock-down doesn't work? You will be safe if lock-down works, as you will be locked-down.
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28/01/2021 10:55:12 80 15
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This story will help the pandemic; lockdown 5 here we come......
Jim
28/01/2021 16:57:16 3 1
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I still don't get why anybody was going overseas even after October when infections were starting to go up again. And only now are we saying why are there ski bags at the airports?
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28/01/2021 10:49:32 299 8
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Is there anything more teeth-grindingly irritating than terms such as "staycation"?
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28/01/2021 10:55:13 46 57
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The use of 'gift' as a noun. Argh.
Hasn't "gift" always been a noun? Surely the new trend is "gift" as a verb. As in "your Christmas gifting...."? Removed
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MJ
28/01/2021 11:21:27 21 2
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or “invite” instead of “invitation”
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28/01/2021 11:29:22 6 3
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OED - Gift (1 noun) a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present. (2 verb) give as a gift, especially formally.
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28/01/2021 11:51:22 5 2
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Using ahead instead of before, amount instead of number, at the top of instead of at the begining. Language is constantly evolving and becoming less specific.
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28/01/2021 12:03:06 3 0
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“The use of 'gift' as a noun. Argh.”

—-

Don’t you mean as a verb?

“to gift” really means “to give as a gift”.
951
28/01/2021 13:11:14 3 1
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Gift is a noun. Now you look a bit silly.
28/01/2021 13:48:49 1 1
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Gift is primarily a noun you illiterate. However its use as a verb is also now perfectly acceptable as decided by the Collins English dictionary some eaons ago now.
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28/01/2021 10:39:56 43 10
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There’s many places in the UK I haven’t been to - Lake District, Kent etc.

Hopefully if people behave themselves I can explore one of these areas in Sept
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28/01/2021 10:55:40 9 3
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Your faith in the people to behave themselves is rather misplaced. Remember how Joe Public ignored the rules last summer and piled on to the beaches and parked all over Snowdonia. It'll be the same this year..... and the virus will spread!
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28/01/2021 10:56:06 612 150
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British priorities:
1. Holidays
2. New car on the drive
3. Latest Mobile Phone
4. Eating out / going to the pub........

99. Staying Home, Protecting the NHS, Saving Lives.

Sorry, but that's what it looks like to me......
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28/01/2021 11:05:35 238 147
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Wrong - staying home is important but so is my mental health and having a holiday to look forward to in some sunshine is actually pretty important to me. Not interested in a new car or mobile phone.
164
28/01/2021 11:11:28 44 31
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No it isn't, stop believing these bullsh#t stories.
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28/01/2021 11:13:06 42 37
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5. Ignore the lockdown rules and carry on spreading the virus, which is also covered by 1 and 4
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28/01/2021 11:19:06 35 35
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I presume you are fortunate to live in a nice big house in the country, so staying at home long term is much less of a problem for you than for those who live in crowded, built-up places?
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28/01/2021 11:22:30 50 18
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My number 1 priority is Staying at Home, Protecting the NHS, and Saving Lives.
If only everyone was like me, we could achieve immortality and spend our infinite lifetimes watching Netflix on furlough.
251
28/01/2021 11:24:36 54 22
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The NHS, as my 95+ year old uncle told me, 'was created to save the people, not for the people to save it'
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28/01/2021 11:25:43 64 27
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You missed out your own personal top priority:
0. Taking the time to demonstrate their narrowmindedness in an online comments section and projecting a holier than thou attitude onto everyone else under the assumption that no one has any significantly different personal views or circumstances affecting their behaviour & choices.

It's a bit of a mouthful to be fair, that's likely why you missed it.
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D
28/01/2021 11:25:43 59 11
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Aren't the people booking holidays doing so whilst sat at home? And if the pandemic is still rife at the time of their planned holiday, they won't be going, will they? It may look like that to you, but it isn't - this is just people planning and hoping for some semblance of normality. Don't have a go at them for doing so.
285
28/01/2021 11:28:02 1 5
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The first 2 agreed 3rd is HYS for me.
321
28/01/2021 11:33:09 5 5
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Some of us have family abroad... less about holidays and more about actually being able to see family! Have a 2006 reg car and a cheap android phone, only eaten out twice since March 2020...
376
28/01/2021 11:39:55 14 9
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In my mind, once we are through Winter/Spring, the first 15-20m most vulnerable have been fully protected - It's go time.

And this quite frankly will be the view of many. The government will have a hard time persuading the majority to stay at home.
383
28/01/2021 11:41:15 9 15
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I agree, the Brits have become that stupid and the world now knows it via Brexit and open borders since March.
388
28/01/2021 11:41:54 7 14
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Too right! It makes you proud to be British, doesn’t it? (Not)!
419
28/01/2021 11:46:05 9 4
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I suggest you put the Daily Mail down and interact with the real world then.
463
28/01/2021 11:52:03 17 9
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Spot on Capri.

The first question to Boris from the public at the briefing on TV when he announced 100,000 deaths was - when can I go abroad for my holidays!! Made me want to weep.
464
28/01/2021 11:52:06 5 8
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Having a holiday abroad is helpful for my physical health, I have cerebral palsy and the constant heat gives my muscles a boost, not to mention my mental health.
Also, I know it's an hard pill to swallow (pardon the pun) but the NHS should be a choice, not something you are born into.
547
28/01/2021 12:02:26 3 4
bbc
Whose lives are we saving? The very old and infirm or the young?
683
28/01/2021 12:31:24 4 6
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Item 2 should read "new car on the drive with needless personlised number plate". If lucky enough to travel abroad on business, as I have been, you will meet very many ordinary, normal people in Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland etc, for whom items 1 to 4 are a very very long way down the list. And yet they seem perfectly happy. UK = mass consumption/prioritisation of pointless crud.
707
28/01/2021 12:39:03 3 1
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5. Complaining about misuse of the word staycation
710
28/01/2021 12:40:01 12 5
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100,000 people have died with a Covid infection (not necessarily due to it). Whilst around 700,000 have died in the same period of other causes. Covid is serious, no argument, but it needs to be kept in perspective - many other things are important as well, and holidays have an important role in mental health and wellbeing.
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zan
28/01/2021 12:55:09 7 0
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Most people I speak to are staying at home as much as possible at the moment and ‘trying to save lives’ but there is a big difference between staying alive ( existing) and living life. Booking a holiday for-the future gives us hope and purpose. Just the idea and planning boosts mental health. What gives you hope in these times or are you making this comment because you have lost hope for the futur
803
28/01/2021 12:57:33 2 4
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Correct except for the latest mobile; not interested, and my old one means NHS Tracking doesn't work so they can't ping me,
920
28/01/2021 13:15:58 2 0
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Then find some better friends
935
28/01/2021 13:02:13 8 0
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It is perfectly possible to stay at home and have the latest phone and a new car.

It seems the No. 1 priority of many here is to judge others.
28/01/2021 13:37:08 4 4
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Very true,
My priorities -

Stay Alive
Not pass any virus to others and kill them
Visit my grandchildren and Mother.
Holidays, pubs restaurants way down the list.
28/01/2021 13:44:34 1 0
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Not for me mate, I'd rather have a new car on the drive. £5-10k on a holiday is gone in 2 weeks.
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CG
28/01/2021 10:56:08 48 3
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Does anyone really think a global pandemic will be over by the summer???!!
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28/01/2021 10:59:58 28 6
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No, that's why people are looking to holiday in Britain. By the summer the vaccine programme will have been rolled out to the majority of UK adults.
At current rates, assuming vaccine take up of 70%, everyone who wants it will have had 2 doses by the end of July.
262
28/01/2021 11:25:47 0 2
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Er...nope!
558
28/01/2021 12:04:27 2 2
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It was over by May in the UK, try looking up the definition of epidemic and pandemic, also look up how the PCR test works, SAGE must love it, Need to terrify the population? Add cycles to the PCR test, Need to claim the lock-down is working? Reduce the cycles in the PCR test.
28/01/2021 14:37:42 1 0
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No. You should plan on Christmas lockdown 2. The Govt has a taste for power and control now.
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28/01/2021 10:56:15 28 3
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A staycation is where you stay at home and go on day trips. A holiday in another part of Britain is still a holiday, and British people have been doing it since time immemorial: this is hardly a new thing and we have some of the best tourist attractions in the world if we care to look.

Fewer flights is good for the environment, and keeping our money in our own economy is also beneficial.
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28/01/2021 10:56:22 17 4
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Prepare to have the UK's beuaty spots and quaint little holiday destinations overrun in the summer.
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rd
28/01/2021 10:54:55 98 35
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why can't people just stay at home for a year until the varis has wiped out b4 going on holiday, it might come back in a new variant, where do we start.....from the beginning
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CG
28/01/2021 10:56:31 40 12
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It's madness.
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28/01/2021 11:14:57 5 20
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It's selfish and also murder
28/01/2021 13:38:53 3 4
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YOU can stay at home. Feel free to do that. Stop dictating to other people
28/01/2021 16:17:33 0 0
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No, it is madness to go away and spread the virus. This could go on for years . The Bubonic Plague and the Black Death lasted hundreds of years after all.
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28/01/2021 10:56:44 53 20
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Oh good lets spread covid around the country again. Just stay at home for the year and try again next year. It's not pleasant being confined to ones home, but come on why risk making things worse? I've barely left my house for 10 months, wish others would do the same.
97
28/01/2021 11:00:59 14 31
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im sure your neighbours appreciate your heroic self sacrifice
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28/01/2021 11:03:24 12 10
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Seems like you have been brainwashed by project fear. How do you explain how Cornwall has maintained one of the lowest infection rates in the country throughout this ?
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28/01/2021 11:07:02 9 10
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Well done mate - imagine if everyone had more sense; many of the 100,000 would be well today!
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28/01/2021 11:17:38 5 10
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Me too Webby and it looks like another 10 months of the same or 20 if these holidays take place. Madness.
427
28/01/2021 11:47:21 10 9
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Why demand others stay at home, you are safe in your cocoon? Stay there if you must, but I'm not on the earth at your command, any one with a brain, who can read and has even a basic understanding of numbers can see this is not the black-death. The BBC regularly in the past week has produced graphs proving it, then promptly contradicts the data the article, & Covid Cultists lap it up.
28/01/2021 14:54:27 0 0
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Are you planning to hide under the bed forever?
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28/01/2021 10:56:45 6 5
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I prefer to be ripped off in foreign climes. Countries which don't contain the same crappy chain restaurants in every town/city.
Blimey you remainers would let the EU take the food out of your kids mouths. Removed
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28/01/2021 10:42:33 1 8
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Got 2 weeks in North Devon booked for late June, not holding my breath though!!
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28/01/2021 10:43:56 0 2
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June? Oh dear.
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28/01/2021 10:56:58 42 4
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How will the tourist hotspots avoid being swamped as soon as lockdown eases given that many will not have been jabbed. Seems at complete odds with seeking to prevent infection spreading?
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CG
28/01/2021 10:58:35 34 3
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Its completely irresponsible.
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28/01/2021 11:00:27 1 4
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They were swamped last summer, yet Cornwall has maintained one of the lowest infection rrates in the country throughout
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28/01/2021 11:12:09 0 1
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All wandering around with nothing to do.
If people are sensible and observe the rules, they should be just as safe on a UK holiday as they would be at home. And vice versa.
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28/01/2021 11:27:13 1 3
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Very little transmission outdoors in the summer, as shown last summer, when there were far fewer restrictions than now and very few new daily cases.
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28/01/2021 10:50:15 82 7
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Staycation means staying in your own home. Holidays taken in the U.K. away from your home, are still holidays.
jch
28/01/2021 14:46:35 4 4
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OED Definition - staycation

NOUN
A holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
28/01/2021 15:10:43 2 0
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Actually thats not true.

As someone explained and sadly got downvoted, the Oxford English Dictionary definition defines a Staycation as staying in ones home country.
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28/01/2021 10:50:37 165 12
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Is it the same people who panic-bought loo rolls now panic-buying UK holidays I wonder?
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28/01/2021 13:05:34 16 0
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Just because someone said something about crap weather.
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28/01/2021 13:12:26 2 0
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I just love your comment it made me laugh. No booking for me , if the weathers good which it often is here I shall be staying local. But as I live 5 mins walk from beach I am v lucky
28/01/2021 14:13:16 0 0
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What will you do with that information if you find out?
28/01/2021 14:58:43 3 0
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Fully appreciate that its the only option many families have, but the idea of going to a lovely part of Britain only to end up nose to tail with loads of other holiday makers spoils it for us personally so not joining the ruck on this.

I know this sounds weird but our family would much prefer an off season walking holiday in a remote mountainous area.
Taz
28/01/2021 16:16:26 1 0
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Absolutely, this is the industry justifying extortionate price hikes and generating its own "fear of missing out". Doubt they'll be keen to return deposits, when summer lock down comes along. And if it does all come good, there's plenty who will be keen to sell a holiday package.
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ACE
28/01/2021 10:57:00 235 9
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Can you stop calling it a staycation!
A holiday does not have to be abroad. A staycation is one where you literally have to STAY at home. I.e camp in the garden.

There are so many amazing places in the UK to have a holiday.
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28/01/2021 10:59:21 127 5
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"Staycation" seems such a lazy media term
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28/01/2021 11:01:52 6 4
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"A staycation, or holistay, is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within day trip distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodation"

Close, but doesn't mean specifically camping in the garden.
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Pip
28/01/2021 11:20:34 9 2
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There are indeed amazing places in Britain, except when the rest of the UK is there as well........?
28/01/2021 13:34:23 0 3
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Only until Scotland leaves the UK, then its wall to wall misery here. Some areas are pretty but the people are insufferable.
28/01/2021 13:46:50 0 1
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Staycation does not mean that at all.
jch
28/01/2021 14:43:25 1 0
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OED Definition - "staycation

NOUN
A holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
28/01/2021 14:45:35 2 0
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You could have a Ukaction

Since when did we have vacations, anyway?
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28/01/2021 10:57:24 34 3
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I wouldn't even think about trying to book a break (in the UK or otherwise) at the moment, but hats off to the people that are - nice that they're optimistic, but I hope they accept they may end up disappointed.
75
28/01/2021 10:57:54 3 8
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Ah coastal towns full of beer gutted braying orks. Such a joy, I wish I was there!
126
28/01/2021 11:05:09 0 2
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Why does everyone need to go to those parts of the coast. Like every country there will be those spots. Go to Ibiza do you expect much else than teenage drunk people all over the place at night and the early hours.

There is far more to the UK than what you think you know. Obviously very little.
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28/01/2021 11:10:50 0 1
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Missed the pub closures have you?
28/01/2021 13:47:29 0 0
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I wish you were too.
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28/01/2021 10:57:59 4 3
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False news alert. It seems anyone can lie about a boast in sales, to get sales. BBC falls for it every time. Don't fall for it and if you do read the small print. You won't get your money back!
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28/01/2021 10:52:27 17 8
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Staycation - Staying at home during your summer break or staying somewhere else in your home country? There are way too many places to explore within the British Isles to ever contemplate leaving our shores. Those that disagree should get out more.
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28/01/2021 10:58:19 5 18
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And those that think nobody else should go anywhere but within their own Country are clealy narrowminded, short sighted and should keep their own opinions to themselves.
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28/01/2021 11:07:41 3 3
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Denier! Numpty!
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28/01/2021 10:58:24 9 3
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When I was a kid a "staycation" was just called a holiday. Anyone who can go on holiday in the circumstances should think themselves lucky. The likes of the BBC should rid this middle class notion of only being a holiday if abroad and promote UK business.

Also has the BBC done a deal to promote Apple products? The amount of blatant advertising in news reports and articles would suggest so.
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28/01/2021 10:58:27 21 4
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When did 'staycation' start to mean holidaying anywhere in the UK rather than staying in your own home and limiting your travel to day trips? Are we all expected to go on exotic foreign holidays nowadays?
28/01/2021 14:59:47 0 0
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When it was defined that way in the OED.
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28/01/2021 10:54:49 27 7
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Can't people just enjoy what's on their doorstep? I know this lockdown is getting tedious, but I'd be happy enjoying the Peak District with friends this summer.

With people shifting around the country all summer - and cramming onto beaches like last year - they'll likely cause a mid-summer full lockdown due to infection rates.
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28/01/2021 10:58:34 8 1
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Define doorstep please? People drove hundreds of miles to Cornwall and the National Parks because those places were "on their doorstep".
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28/01/2021 11:02:54 3 1
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I'd say a short drive within 20 miles is your "doorstep".

Clearly 100+ miles isn't your "doorstep".
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28/01/2021 10:56:58 42 4
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How will the tourist hotspots avoid being swamped as soon as lockdown eases given that many will not have been jabbed. Seems at complete odds with seeking to prevent infection spreading?
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CG
28/01/2021 10:58:35 34 3
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Its completely irresponsible.
545
28/01/2021 12:01:58 1 3
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better than lock-down which is insane. Do you know that the infection rate from PCR can be adjusted to suit your agenda? Covid Cultists are like the ruler, deemed wise, but in fact ignorant. Below how PCR cycles roughly work, no one tells us how many cycles are used to count the infectious. There are other issues too.

https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/the-rice-and-chessboard-legend/
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28/01/2021 10:59:03 8 9
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It would appear many on here would prefer us to stay at home forever, never travel again and hug a tree in our garden. What sort of existence is that? We need to start living again soon.
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28/01/2021 11:02:25 1 1
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If you mean stay in the UK, then there is actually quite an existence. It would take a lifetime to experience everything the UK has to offer. Yes foreign travel is a different world but at the same time we never appreciate what is on our doorstep.

As a bonus this all adds to helping climate change and our own economy.
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28/01/2021 11:04:30 1 1
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Many on here seem to think COVID is the only risk to life anymore. The currently situation is barely scraping an existence for the majority, although a lot on here seem content never to leave their own home ever again, what sad and sheltered lives they must lead.
28/01/2021 13:50:34 0 0
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Don't worry HYS is a BBC community service, it provides safe spaces for Remainers and Covid Cultists, and they can spout their drivel and feel safe and comfortable in their little communities.
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28/01/2021 10:55:44 3 4
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good to hear.love staying in the uk.big boost for the finances of many,after a torrid time.
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Si
28/01/2021 10:56:20 3 3
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I booked a cottage back in November and will book early this coming November. The writing was on the wall a long way back. I'd love to get on a plane but I doubt that is going to happen in the next 2 or 3 years.
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ACE
28/01/2021 10:57:00 235 9
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Can you stop calling it a staycation!
A holiday does not have to be abroad. A staycation is one where you literally have to STAY at home. I.e camp in the garden.

There are so many amazing places in the UK to have a holiday.
85
28/01/2021 10:59:21 127 5
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"Staycation" seems such a lazy media term
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28/01/2021 11:33:25 4 1
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One of many!!
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28/01/2021 12:50:54 1 4
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Typical BBC fake news to support it's own agenda - in this case trying to encourage us to go to their beloved EU countries.
28/01/2021 14:22:59 1 0
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Agreed. It is a nonsensical word. The element 'cation' does not exist independently in English. The 'c' belongs inalienably to 'vac', the first syllable of 'vac(ation)'. Stick to 'holiday', which at least makes sense, wherever it may take place.
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28/01/2021 10:45:22 128 6
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Watch for the massive price hikes
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28/01/2021 10:59:43 5 3
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Wild camping in Scotland!
Germans will already have their tents pitched Removed
28/01/2021 14:21:05 0 0
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Is that Wilmping, as with 'Glamping'?
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28/01/2021 10:59:45 2 3
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Bookings are only thick and fast for 'Staycations' because the generally preferred option to go abroad under the current dictatorship is virtually impossible. Busy in Bognor or busy in Benidorm is no different when dealing with the virus.
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28/01/2021 10:59:55 4 13
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This time next year :. Death toll 350,000 and climbing......
108
28/01/2021 11:02:21 7 3
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Yes it probably will be but not as a result of COVID. People die in their thousands everyday but you probably think COVID is now the only risk to life. You stay safe behind that sofa now and never leave the house again, although there are plenty of risks of death in your own home so then again......
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28/01/2021 11:30:07 1 1
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That would be amazing bearing in mind 500,000 to 600,000 die every year in the UK

Oh I forgot only covid deaths matter these days
28/01/2021 13:48:56 0 0
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I doubt it, for many reasons, all of which you could discover if you tried.
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CG
28/01/2021 10:56:08 48 3
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Does anyone really think a global pandemic will be over by the summer???!!
89
28/01/2021 10:59:58 28 6
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No, that's why people are looking to holiday in Britain. By the summer the vaccine programme will have been rolled out to the majority of UK adults.
At current rates, assuming vaccine take up of 70%, everyone who wants it will have had 2 doses by the end of July.
750
28/01/2021 12:47:04 1 0
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Assuming that 50 million people have to be vaccinated twice (allowing for anti vaxxers and people who already have been jabbed), that's 100 million jabs. At the current highest achieved rate of 400k per day, that's 250 days to complete the program. So, from today that's more then 8 months. So, realistically, the soonest the program will be done is October.
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28/01/2021 10:47:38 205 57
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Labour's deputy leader reckons she knows better than England's deputy chief medical officer as to who should be vaccinated first.

It is embarrassing.
90
28/01/2021 11:00:01 38 12
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But she's useless.
91
28/01/2021 11:00:07 2 3
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The only certainty about a summer holiday in the UK is rain. Less certain this year is the R number and Pressure on our NHS. We may or may not be allowed to travel so read the cancellation policy before booking.
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28/01/2021 11:00:19 6 4
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good news and as long as greed doesn't take its toll , then this is brilliant news for the UK and those crying out to make a decent living in the tourist sector , cos soon as this is over if you've well over charged , then your be coming back down to earth with a bigger bump then your going through now .
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28/01/2021 11:09:19 0 1
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Not many left in the tourist sector now.
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28/01/2021 10:56:58 42 4
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How will the tourist hotspots avoid being swamped as soon as lockdown eases given that many will not have been jabbed. Seems at complete odds with seeking to prevent infection spreading?
93
28/01/2021 11:00:27 1 4
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They were swamped last summer, yet Cornwall has maintained one of the lowest infection rrates in the country throughout
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28/01/2021 11:00:50 3 3
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We never went abroad when I was little except to Scotland where we spent many wonderful days enjoying good company, good scenery and- believe it or not- often wonderful weather.
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28/01/2021 10:55:07 22 10
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I wouldn't risk renting a place at all. I think peoples movements will be restricted.
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28/01/2021 11:00:52 11 3
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They weren't last summer, and with all the vulnerable people having had both jabs by the summer I doubt the restrictions will be worse this summer.
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28/01/2021 10:56:45 6 5
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I prefer to be ripped off in foreign climes. Countries which don't contain the same crappy chain restaurants in every town/city.
Blimey you remainers would let the EU take the food out of your kids mouths. Removed
You sound like a Brexiteer with golden upland tinted glasses to me............? Removed
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28/01/2021 10:56:44 53 20
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Oh good lets spread covid around the country again. Just stay at home for the year and try again next year. It's not pleasant being confined to ones home, but come on why risk making things worse? I've barely left my house for 10 months, wish others would do the same.
97
28/01/2021 11:00:59 14 31
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im sure your neighbours appreciate your heroic self sacrifice
125
28/01/2021 11:05:09 12 9
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As a person who has had operations cancelled because people are too selfish to stay at home I think my sacrifice is pretty heroic. Thanks for pointing it out. too kind
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28/01/2021 10:50:47 15 4
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Some of my best holidays have been in the UK. I have been all over England and Wales, and hope to go to Scotland next year for a 3-week road trip. There are some spectacular places in the UK e.g. St Michaels Mount, Snowdonia, Yorkshire Dales, Exmoor.

Only downside has been having to use the M25 each time we leave Kent!
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28/01/2021 11:01:05 9 2
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Northumberland coast is one of the best holidays I have ever had.
Grow up. Greta. Removed
Peace be with you, Adubyah. Removed
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28/01/2021 11:01:48 6 2
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It will all depend upon the tier system in the locality where you intend to holiday. Stay home keep your distance and wash your hands, simple how much more do you need to know!!