Firms call for details of post lockdown reopening so they can plan
01/02/2021 | news | business | 380
The CBI employers' group tells the government a post-Covid economic strategy will unlock investment.
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01/02/2021 10:01:01 41 4
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Vaccinate fast to get places open again, the cost of keeping them closed will reach much further than the virus
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01/02/2021 10:02:30 7 10
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Well we could do something stupid like give away our vaccines before we have protected our whole population and risk more lockdowns later down the line. Business, and the people, would love that.
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01/02/2021 13:41:58 0 0
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"Our" vaccines?

Who do you suppose made them, or are you advocating they are commandeered by govt. Theft is always a good vote-winner, yes?
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01/02/2021 20:08:50 0 0
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Our Vaccine - yeh - after a day of EU bashing you now show your true colours. Its pointless Vaxing UK letting us all go abroad, spreading it like we dont care. Ive only heard a UK minister say helping Vax the world was problematic. Where others say we need to get Vaxing all over the world. Your precious boarders again, insular thinking - your view of the UK looks like an animal consuming itself
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01/02/2021 10:05:32 52 16
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Let's vaccinate and get the wheels rolling again.

Get the lion roaring and the UK back on track.
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01/02/2021 10:10:01 30 30
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In your dreams! CBI has failed to mention that thousands of shops, restaurants and pubs premises across the UK will never reopen as they have gone into Administration eg Debenhams, Arcadia, Top Shop, Top Man, Miss Selfridge. At least 25,000 Retail workers in those shops have lost their jobs.
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01/02/2021 15:22:15 1 1
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`Get the lion roaring...'

What complete and utter row-locks!
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01/02/2021 20:10:24 1 1
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Remind me where do Lions come from... UK is a braying gaggle of donkeys.
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01/02/2021 10:09:39 52 11
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CBI has failed to mention that thousands of shops, restaurants and pubs premises across the UK will never reopen as they have gone into Administration eg Debenhams, Arcadia, Top Shop, Top Man, Miss Selfridge. At least 25,000 Retail workers in those shops have lost their jobs.
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01/02/2021 11:54:01 12 23
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That's not their fault either. They were just following orders/waiting for advice from politicians who are experts in retail and catering, what do they and their members know about it, nothing of course.
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01/02/2021 12:06:53 10 2
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The businesses you mention were already in trouble before the pandemic.
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01/02/2021 13:05:14 5 3
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Arcadia's closure had nothing to do with Covid or Brexit, it was entirely due to bad management. Have a go at Phil Green instead.
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01/02/2021 15:04:13 3 2
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Debenhams were going down the pan before the virus started, the same as BHS and House of Fraser were. Nothing to do with the virus or the Government. Coming out of the lockdown relies in part on the public following the rules, and there are far too many not doing at present. Also fools who believe what they read on Facebook rather than believe a scientist, so refuse the vaccine.
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01/02/2021 10:05:32 52 16
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Let's vaccinate and get the wheels rolling again.

Get the lion roaring and the UK back on track.
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01/02/2021 10:10:01 30 30
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In your dreams! CBI has failed to mention that thousands of shops, restaurants and pubs premises across the UK will never reopen as they have gone into Administration eg Debenhams, Arcadia, Top Shop, Top Man, Miss Selfridge. At least 25,000 Retail workers in those shops have lost their jobs.
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01/02/2021 11:24:40 12 4
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Yes, lots of businesses may go in to administration but others will take their place to satisfy demand - re-employing those that have unfortunately lost their jobs.

Business will bounce back.

Take this as an opportunity for a re-levelling - perhaps greedy landlords will learn that they cannot charge exorbitant rents to fill their ugly, soulless shopping malls.
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01/02/2021 10:10:02 56 28
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One thing's for sure

Lockdown's ending here way before the EU

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:13:54 20 48
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Getting ready for the fourth wave.
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01/02/2021 10:19:23 15 24
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Highest death rate in the World.

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:33:44 10 15
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I wouldn’t count on that. Boris evasive at best, and has been known to lie lots. Sadly I think it could be months yet.
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01/02/2021 10:40:14 5 10
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France isn't in lockdown (yet). Well done Boris.
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01/02/2021 10:51:05 8 3
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France has had only 2 so far. We have already beat your 3rd. Saying that I wish every person EVERYWHERE good health.
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01/02/2021 10:11:26 15 17
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Firms also in the dark over Brexit
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01/02/2021 10:13:51 9 8
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Too soon to plan.

Until groups 1-9 have had both jabs and a firm timetable is in place for the vaccination of the rest of the adult working population, "businesses should not be planning for anything other than Tier 3 restrictions " would be my best guess.
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01/02/2021 10:10:02 56 28
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One thing's for sure

Lockdown's ending here way before the EU

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:13:54 20 48
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Getting ready for the fourth wave.
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01/02/2021 10:14:44 13 13
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Change the tune CBI. Lockdown will end when it ends.
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01/02/2021 10:42:06 5 1
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Wow! That's genius planning! A Mr Kwarteng will be calling you shortly!??
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01/02/2021 10:18:14 7 14
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No HYS this morning on the antics of Bully Boy Brussels and who has been shafted out of 9m doses to placate them ????
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01/02/2021 10:10:02 56 28
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One thing's for sure

Lockdown's ending here way before the EU

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:19:23 15 24
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Highest death rate in the World.

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:35:23 19 3
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A falsehood. Check the data here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
UK numbers are horrible, but death rate is not the highest in the world (either by total deaths or deaths per 1m population) as you incorrectly state.
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01/02/2021 11:50:54 10 2
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No it isn't, and it never has been. One would think after almost a year, you'd stop lying about it.
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01/02/2021 10:21:34 9 10
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Best asking the virus what it's gong to do next, it's rather like the weather as probability of certainty falls exponentially with time.
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01/02/2021 10:24:34 40 6
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CBI only doing what they think they should be doing, ie. representing business. That said, most large businesses I've ever been associated with have elevated business and scenario planning to something of an art-form. They'll have plans already, even if they say they don't.
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01/02/2021 10:41:12 32 33
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Let's be honest, businesses eed to have plans in place, because the Govt surely hasn't!??
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01/02/2021 10:10:02 56 28
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One thing's for sure

Lockdown's ending here way before the EU

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:33:44 10 15
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I wouldn’t count on that. Boris evasive at best, and has been known to lie lots. Sadly I think it could be months yet.
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01/02/2021 10:19:23 15 24
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Highest death rate in the World.

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:35:23 19 3
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A falsehood. Check the data here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
UK numbers are horrible, but death rate is not the highest in the world (either by total deaths or deaths per 1m population) as you incorrectly state.
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01/02/2021 11:11:13 9 12
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Actually, it is. If you look at countries with any sizeable population (over 20m) then the UK's death toll per 100k of population is the WORST IN THE WORLD. Only Italy comes close (badly affected in the first wave) and the USA (caused by a moronic president).
One in 600 people have died in the UK with Covid. And it ain't over yet by a long way.
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01/02/2021 14:54:41 1 0
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5th highest in the World (it was a time the highest)

Congrats!
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01/02/2021 10:36:18 12 9
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Why do gov spokesman always talk history and rubbish. The cbi comment was about the future, not the past. Politicians ??
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01/02/2021 10:40:27 17 17
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Funny how the Govt always criticizes Lavour about history & hindsight, until it's suits their agenda!??
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01/02/2021 10:39:24 16 12
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Of course businesses are in the dark over reopening, the Govt doesn't have a plan! Nor a clue, nor an idea! Nor a direction! So sadly, it's more economic woe! ??
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01/02/2021 11:04:22 9 4
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Jez, come on own up it is you isnt it...still angry at Sir Keir....
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01/02/2021 10:39:44 28 5
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It would be good for the government to provide at least a rough idea of the order in which businesses can open up. Venues to improve people's health - gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools, amateur sport, etc. - would seem like a good place to start.
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01/02/2021 10:43:37 28 33
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Yes it would be a good idea, but this is a buffoon led Govt, stacked full of head nodding sycophants, so it's not going to happen!??
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01/02/2021 12:01:29 2 0
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So you don't think they should take into account which of them provide essential services (e.g. food, power, etc.) which are difficult or impossible to substitute or are likely to bring people together in an environment where inadvertent & deliberate contact is inevitable. Nobody has to go to any of those places for basic exercise, quite a lot of exercise can actually be done safely at home.
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01/02/2021 13:16:53 0 0
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Not airlines as they have spread the disease far and wide.
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01/02/2021 18:35:39 0 0
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The government has made it quite clear that it will tell us during the 3rd week of February what will/will not open based on the covid figures of the week before. People need to be patient and continue to do what they are meant to in the interim
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01/02/2021 10:10:02 56 28
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One thing's for sure

Lockdown's ending here way before the EU

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:40:14 5 10
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France isn't in lockdown (yet). Well done Boris.
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01/02/2021 13:09:14 3 1
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No, but life has changed dramatically and we have no chance of a vaccine here in France because the EU, directed by leader Van Der Layen, cocked it up big time. otoh French only wait 3-4 weeks for second jab.
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01/02/2021 10:36:18 12 9
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Why do gov spokesman always talk history and rubbish. The cbi comment was about the future, not the past. Politicians ??
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01/02/2021 10:40:27 17 17
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Funny how the Govt always criticizes Lavour about history & hindsight, until it's suits their agenda!??
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01/02/2021 14:00:25 0 0
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Nice Spelling yourself...
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01/02/2021 10:40:05 8 9
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Once the effect of vaccinating the most vulnerable kicks in we should see hospitalisations plummet, and there won't be a rebound.

Because of the immense damage being done, in so many areas, by lockdown, we then need to see a very rapid removal of restrictions. Not some lily-livered drip feed approach that will cause vastly more damage and misery.
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01/02/2021 10:45:36 9 4
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Medical expert yesterday wanted a gradual relaxation of restrictions.
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01/02/2021 11:02:39 1 1
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They wont plummet. They will reduce gradually
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01/02/2021 10:40:51 24 6
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They should ask yer man from (C)Ryanair.........he seems to be able to predict the business future....well in his opinion anyways!
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01/02/2021 10:44:59 12 28
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Or he could always just give up, close the company & throw thousands more onto the Tory unemployment pile!?? ??
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01/02/2021 10:24:34 40 6
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CBI only doing what they think they should be doing, ie. representing business. That said, most large businesses I've ever been associated with have elevated business and scenario planning to something of an art-form. They'll have plans already, even if they say they don't.
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01/02/2021 10:41:12 32 33
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Let's be honest, businesses eed to have plans in place, because the Govt surely hasn't!??
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01/02/2021 11:05:47 11 3
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Jez you are a broken record with a record number of comments...
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01/02/2021 11:46:37 12 7
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Why don;t you ask the Virus what its plans are? And as for the government, at least they aren't like the opposition, who seem to think we should vaccinate the least needy first!
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01/02/2021 11:59:35 7 3
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Thats because how you run a business is not up to Govt it is up to business.
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01/02/2021 10:41:57 24 17
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CBI is dead right. If only this hopeless govt. had a plan. Now we have Handcock telling us to look forward to our summer holidays whilst Liz Truss says the very opposite. Hopeless.
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01/02/2021 11:10:07 19 4
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That members of the same party have different views is a sure sign that it's not a simple matter with a right and wrong answer.
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01/02/2021 11:10:42 6 0
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CBI is dead right. Yea, BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS, speacially you!
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01/02/2021 11:48:38 5 0
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Why don't you ask the virus what its plans are?
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01/02/2021 13:20:04 1 3
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CBI. Where has all the money gone from your cheap labour. To the caymans and superyachts.
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01/02/2021 10:14:44 13 13
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Change the tune CBI. Lockdown will end when it ends.
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01/02/2021 10:42:06 5 1
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Wow! That's genius planning! A Mr Kwarteng will be calling you shortly!??
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01/02/2021 10:39:44 28 5
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It would be good for the government to provide at least a rough idea of the order in which businesses can open up. Venues to improve people's health - gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools, amateur sport, etc. - would seem like a good place to start.
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01/02/2021 10:43:37 28 33
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Yes it would be a good idea, but this is a buffoon led Govt, stacked full of head nodding sycophants, so it's not going to happen!??
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01/02/2021 11:03:31 9 4
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Jez its you again. Still angry you lost the election I see....oh no I forgot, you wont the argument didnt you.
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01/02/2021 13:18:06 1 1
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Obviously a remainer.
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01/02/2021 10:40:51 24 6
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They should ask yer man from (C)Ryanair.........he seems to be able to predict the business future....well in his opinion anyways!
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01/02/2021 10:44:59 12 28
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Or he could always just give up, close the company & throw thousands more onto the Tory unemployment pile!?? ??
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01/02/2021 11:01:58 9 2
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Jez is that you? It is isnt it...
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01/02/2021 10:40:05 8 9
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Once the effect of vaccinating the most vulnerable kicks in we should see hospitalisations plummet, and there won't be a rebound.

Because of the immense damage being done, in so many areas, by lockdown, we then need to see a very rapid removal of restrictions. Not some lily-livered drip feed approach that will cause vastly more damage and misery.
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01/02/2021 10:45:36 9 4
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Medical expert yesterday wanted a gradual relaxation of restrictions.
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01/02/2021 10:50:53 2 4
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There are lots of medical experts. Isn't it funny how the government only listens and publicises the views of those who are scaredy cats.

There are plenty of others, who do not support such a timid approach, but they are never given a platform.
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01/02/2021 10:48:37 9 9
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Until the infection rate is down low enough no one knows the time scale, CBI should be blaming the idiots having raves, boat parties, weddings and baby showers for the uncertainty.
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01/02/2021 10:53:30 8 6
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What about the latest PL footballer, who just had to have his hair cut? Or the Tory ex-minister who's deliberately undermined the Govts Covid response? The Govt & PM have come down hard on them....... oh hang on, no they haven't! Don't blame normal people when they see the actions of the mighty!??
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01/02/2021 10:53:50 1 1
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You missed out the house party numpties....
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01/02/2021 10:49:39 22 18
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The PM who said "F*** business" doesn't have a plan to help businesses?

Doesn't matter. So long as there's one place where things are going a little bit worse than here, people can defend him by saying "yeah, well, it's not as bad as *insert place*"

Never mind businesses. He's stuffed the country.
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01/02/2021 10:57:45 16 13
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Clearly you are in denial of the pandemic
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01/02/2021 11:03:22 6 5
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So bitter, so so bitter.

Go and have a fruit rollup!
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01/02/2021 11:14:37 3 3
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You're kidding - with all the money Sunak has dished out?
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01/02/2021 12:16:49 5 2
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You are still struggling with the context of the comment.

When Boris said that about business, it was in response to lobby groups of **some** businesses saying that Brexit should be cancelled. The referendum was a democratic process for **people** to express their opinion. Businesses didnt get a vote. Or do you want Businesses to be able to vote at the next General Election???
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01/02/2021 10:49:51 25 8
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A plan can be made based on criteria such as daily death rate, hospital bed availability, daily infection rate. Dates don't need to be attached.
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01/02/2021 10:10:02 56 28
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One thing's for sure

Lockdown's ending here way before the EU

Well done Boris
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01/02/2021 10:51:05 8 3
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France has had only 2 so far. We have already beat your 3rd. Saying that I wish every person EVERYWHERE good health.
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01/02/2021 10:48:37 9 9
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Until the infection rate is down low enough no one knows the time scale, CBI should be blaming the idiots having raves, boat parties, weddings and baby showers for the uncertainty.
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01/02/2021 10:53:30 8 6
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What about the latest PL footballer, who just had to have his hair cut? Or the Tory ex-minister who's deliberately undermined the Govts Covid response? The Govt & PM have come down hard on them....... oh hang on, no they haven't! Don't blame normal people when they see the actions of the mighty!??
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01/02/2021 10:59:22 0 4
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Personal responsibility, ever heard of that? Something I suspect you dont have, always someone else's fault?
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01/02/2021 11:01:58 1 1
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I think you can blame people for irresponsible behavior including following bad examples by others, regard of them being a sleb, influencer, politician, political adviser or ordinary.
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01/02/2021 11:15:56 2 0
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What about you, are you a sheep? Can't work it out for yourself? Need someone to show you? Need Labour's great exapmle? Libdems? SNP? Ravers? Gary Lineker? Were you on the beach in Dorset last summer? Couldn't understand the 2mtr rule? Are three words too many for you to grasp?
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01/02/2021 10:45:36 9 4
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Medical expert yesterday wanted a gradual relaxation of restrictions.
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01/02/2021 10:50:53 2 4
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There are lots of medical experts. Isn't it funny how the government only listens and publicises the views of those who are scaredy cats.

There are plenty of others, who do not support such a timid approach, but they are never given a platform.
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01/02/2021 11:00:25 4 1
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They must have a platform or you wouldn't know they existed.
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01/02/2021 13:35:35 0 0
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Are you the most expert of them all?

There's plenty of scaredy cats saying don't play football on the motorway. Pfft. If only we listened to the bold instead, then it would be wonderful for us all?

There's plenty of scaredy cats saying cancer is bad, and smoking causes it. Pfft. My imaginary scientist says otherwise.
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01/02/2021 10:48:37 9 9
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Until the infection rate is down low enough no one knows the time scale, CBI should be blaming the idiots having raves, boat parties, weddings and baby showers for the uncertainty.
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01/02/2021 10:53:50 1 1
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You missed out the house party numpties....
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01/02/2021 10:54:13 6 5
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Firms call for details of post lockdown reopening so they can plan.

We are in the middle of a brilliant vaccination roll out and nearly 9 million with the first dose in lockdown. Lets keep sticking to the rigid vaccination programme and review matters consistent with what the science says as the only way back to rebuild our economy etc is the vaccination and we are leading the way.
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01/02/2021 10:55:19 5 6
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Business we want money and couldn't give a flying if people die
We want their money NOW!
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01/02/2021 10:59:19 5 2
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What a very mature comment! Businesses employ people & need some sort of plan! Otherwise your advice to these companies would be to shut down now & throw their staff onto the growing Tory unemployment pile!??
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01/02/2021 10:56:27 5 7
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The CBI....clueless monolith. rather than demand, how about propose some routes? Very likely because they are incompetent? Or more likely dont want to take any responsibility
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01/02/2021 13:38:44 0 0
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Because you just copy & paste that "comment" into everything.

They are not, much as it may seem strange to your hatred of everything, responsible for government. They are doing their job.

What's yours? Are you also a clueless monolith, incompetent, and shirking responsibility by not ... curing cancer? washing my car? Anything else that's not your job?
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01/02/2021 10:56:51 5 4
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If they say they cannot plan without certainty from the government, why can they not see that the government has even less chance of providing certainty about Covid since Covid refuses to pay attention to anyone and irritatingly and unpredictably mutates.
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01/02/2021 11:23:51 1 0
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Why would the government "have even less chance"?
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01/02/2021 10:49:39 22 18
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The PM who said "F*** business" doesn't have a plan to help businesses?

Doesn't matter. So long as there's one place where things are going a little bit worse than here, people can defend him by saying "yeah, well, it's not as bad as *insert place*"

Never mind businesses. He's stuffed the country.
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01/02/2021 10:57:45 16 13
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Clearly you are in denial of the pandemic
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01/02/2021 11:49:02 7 4
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With lefties, it is always someone else's fault.
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01/02/2021 10:58:39 11 9
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Slim
10:39
"Of course businesses are in the dark over reopening, the Govt doesn't have a plan! Nor a clue, nor an idea! Nor a direction! So sadly, it's more economic woe! ??"

So come on then Genius, tell us - what is the virus going to do next. Experts thought it would be over last year and were wrong but clearly you have a superior intellect.
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01/02/2021 11:04:21 9 5
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Thanks for the aggressive reply! Very grown up!

The Govt should be modelling various scenarios based on the massive myriad of data they have & can then begin to formulate plans based on the most likely scenarios. They don't need a timescale, but they do need a plan, a map to get us out of this mess that they have been complicit in making! This plan
then needs parliamentary & public scrutiny!??
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01/02/2021 11:05:16 2 0
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Stages #1: When death rate is below 100 a day, hospital bed availability is above 50% and daily infection rate is below 10,000 day primary schools can reopen. Arbitrary figures, but it would let people know.
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01/02/2021 11:32:24 0 2
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Viruses don't "do" anything. They're not alive.
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01/02/2021 10:55:19 5 6
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Business we want money and couldn't give a flying if people die
We want their money NOW!
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01/02/2021 10:59:19 5 2
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What a very mature comment! Businesses employ people & need some sort of plan! Otherwise your advice to these companies would be to shut down now & throw their staff onto the growing Tory unemployment pile!??
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01/02/2021 11:42:09 0 1
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No the advice is obvious: don't rely on someone else to do your thinking for you, especially when you're well paid for your skills and expertise. Only the stupid can be blameless for not thinking for themselves.
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01/02/2021 10:53:30 8 6
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What about the latest PL footballer, who just had to have his hair cut? Or the Tory ex-minister who's deliberately undermined the Govts Covid response? The Govt & PM have come down hard on them....... oh hang on, no they haven't! Don't blame normal people when they see the actions of the mighty!??
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01/02/2021 10:59:22 0 4
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Personal responsibility, ever heard of that? Something I suspect you dont have, always someone else's fault?
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01/02/2021 11:12:55 3 1
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"Always someone else's fault" is the standard default position of the UK Govt! Well done for highlighting this!??
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01/02/2021 13:24:57 0 0
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Which article are you commenting on? If you want to have a debate, go away and have one.

This article is about ,,, oh never mind, it's all about how much you love/hate Brexit / EU / SNP / USA / trans / vegan / the poor|rich / teachers.
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01/02/2021 10:59:29 10 9
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Boris93 has a plan?

Businesses can trust what Boris93 says?

People can trust what Boris93 does? Like closing the borders and locking down in time?

I doubt the 93,448 people who died of Covid-19 in England within 28 days of positive test by date reported would agree.

And yes that did happen under his "leadership".
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01/02/2021 11:04:51 6 10
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Oh that’s clever. Boris93

You ve linked the pm to the deaths. I see. Bit like Trump did with his “Kung Flu” comment.
That was clever too wasn’t it?
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01/02/2021 11:06:21 8 5
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Your name says it all.
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01/02/2021 11:06:57 8 9
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That's generous, describing the actions of Boris & his sycophantic Govt as "leadership"!??
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01/02/2021 11:31:55 5 2
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Explain why any death is his fault!
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01/02/2021 11:00:23 16 8
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Firms are "in the dark" about planning for the months ahead, the employers' group said.

Hmmm. Aren't we all. Just ask Messrs Covid.
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01/02/2021 10:50:53 2 4
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There are lots of medical experts. Isn't it funny how the government only listens and publicises the views of those who are scaredy cats.

There are plenty of others, who do not support such a timid approach, but they are never given a platform.
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01/02/2021 11:00:25 4 1
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They must have a platform or you wouldn't know they existed.
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01/02/2021 10:53:30 8 6
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What about the latest PL footballer, who just had to have his hair cut? Or the Tory ex-minister who's deliberately undermined the Govts Covid response? The Govt & PM have come down hard on them....... oh hang on, no they haven't! Don't blame normal people when they see the actions of the mighty!??
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01/02/2021 11:01:58 1 1
bbc
I think you can blame people for irresponsible behavior including following bad examples by others, regard of them being a sleb, influencer, politician, political adviser or ordinary.
28
01/02/2021 10:44:59 12 28
bbc
Or he could always just give up, close the company & throw thousands more onto the Tory unemployment pile!?? ??
49
01/02/2021 11:01:58 9 2
bbc
Jez is that you? It is isnt it...
50
01/02/2021 11:01:59 5 6
bbc
The cinema business should die out now, it is odd it still exited. Moving pictures are delivered to the home for some considerable time now. Vastly more pleasant than trekking out to a town at great expense to see a film when they deign to show it. Bombarded with overpriced snacks and stuffed in with strangers coughing spluttering and filling about. Bye bye cinema no longer be missed.
58
01/02/2021 11:05:45 7 3
bbc
Excellent plan! More employees added to the Tory unemployment pile!??
101
01/02/2021 11:31:13 1 1
bbc
Glad to hear you won't be leaving your little village any time soon. Makes being out and about more pleasant for the rest of us.
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01/02/2021 13:31:24 0 0
bbc
What on earth are you on about now?
You don't like the cinema? Don't go.
You think the cinema business is doomed? Sell your shares.
You want to destroy it because you are the only person with a valid opinion? Go figure yourself. Twice.
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01/02/2021 10:40:05 8 9
bbc
Once the effect of vaccinating the most vulnerable kicks in we should see hospitalisations plummet, and there won't be a rebound.

Because of the immense damage being done, in so many areas, by lockdown, we then need to see a very rapid removal of restrictions. Not some lily-livered drip feed approach that will cause vastly more damage and misery.
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01/02/2021 11:02:39 1 1
bbc
They wont plummet. They will reduce gradually
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01/02/2021 10:49:39 22 18
bbc
The PM who said "F*** business" doesn't have a plan to help businesses?

Doesn't matter. So long as there's one place where things are going a little bit worse than here, people can defend him by saying "yeah, well, it's not as bad as *insert place*"

Never mind businesses. He's stuffed the country.
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01/02/2021 11:03:22 6 5
bbc
So bitter, so so bitter.

Go and have a fruit rollup!
27
01/02/2021 10:43:37 28 33
bbc
Yes it would be a good idea, but this is a buffoon led Govt, stacked full of head nodding sycophants, so it's not going to happen!??
53
01/02/2021 11:03:31 9 4
bbc
Jez its you again. Still angry you lost the election I see....oh no I forgot, you wont the argument didnt you.
75
01/02/2021 11:15:15 5 10
bbc
Nice spelling! Don't argue the point, just attack the person! Straight out of the "Right Whingers Playbook"!??
42
01/02/2021 10:58:39 11 9
bbc
Slim
10:39
"Of course businesses are in the dark over reopening, the Govt doesn't have a plan! Nor a clue, nor an idea! Nor a direction! So sadly, it's more economic woe! ??"

So come on then Genius, tell us - what is the virus going to do next. Experts thought it would be over last year and were wrong but clearly you have a superior intellect.
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01/02/2021 11:04:21 9 5
bbc
Thanks for the aggressive reply! Very grown up!

The Govt should be modelling various scenarios based on the massive myriad of data they have & can then begin to formulate plans based on the most likely scenarios. They don't need a timescale, but they do need a plan, a map to get us out of this mess that they have been complicit in making! This plan
then needs parliamentary & public scrutiny!??
241
01/02/2021 13:22:29 0 0
bbc
The Young Socialists are getting more irritating by the day, aren't you?
18
01/02/2021 10:39:24 16 12
bbc
Of course businesses are in the dark over reopening, the Govt doesn't have a plan! Nor a clue, nor an idea! Nor a direction! So sadly, it's more economic woe! ??
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01/02/2021 11:04:22 9 4
bbc
Jez, come on own up it is you isnt it...still angry at Sir Keir....
42
01/02/2021 10:58:39 11 9
bbc
Slim
10:39
"Of course businesses are in the dark over reopening, the Govt doesn't have a plan! Nor a clue, nor an idea! Nor a direction! So sadly, it's more economic woe! ??"

So come on then Genius, tell us - what is the virus going to do next. Experts thought it would be over last year and were wrong but clearly you have a superior intellect.
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01/02/2021 11:05:16 2 0
bbc
Stages #1: When death rate is below 100 a day, hospital bed availability is above 50% and daily infection rate is below 10,000 day primary schools can reopen. Arbitrary figures, but it would let people know.
57
01/02/2021 11:05:21 9 6
bbc
Answer to the CBI:

Look around, use your own brains and get in the queue!
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01/02/2021 11:09:56 11 10
bbc
I agree with your point! After all, why would you look to the leaders & Govt of the country! They are pretty useless & insignificant, you are right about that!??
50
01/02/2021 11:01:59 5 6
bbc
The cinema business should die out now, it is odd it still exited. Moving pictures are delivered to the home for some considerable time now. Vastly more pleasant than trekking out to a town at great expense to see a film when they deign to show it. Bombarded with overpriced snacks and stuffed in with strangers coughing spluttering and filling about. Bye bye cinema no longer be missed.
58
01/02/2021 11:05:45 7 3
bbc
Excellent plan! More employees added to the Tory unemployment pile!??
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01/02/2021 11:56:31 1 1
bbc
Yes so does that make every new area of jobs creating 'Tory' employment boosting? All those new burgeoning content creation jobs for on line on demand tv? Instead of selling popcorn. Perhaps you are still cross about the combine taking away your work in the fields?
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01/02/2021 10:41:12 32 33
bbc
Let's be honest, businesses eed to have plans in place, because the Govt surely hasn't!??
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01/02/2021 11:05:47 11 3
bbc
Jez you are a broken record with a record number of comments...
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01/02/2021 11:02:14 1 18
bbc
I can’t believe how slow labour have been to demand the gov give detailed plans of reopening.
Too slow sir kier. Too little too late.
Labour should have been demanding this before the lockdown.
Shambolic!
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01/02/2021 11:08:23 17 4
bbc
Ah yes! Blame the opposition, not the actual Govt! Pure genius!??
45
01/02/2021 10:59:29 10 9
bbc
Boris93 has a plan?

Businesses can trust what Boris93 says?

People can trust what Boris93 does? Like closing the borders and locking down in time?

I doubt the 93,448 people who died of Covid-19 in England within 28 days of positive test by date reported would agree.

And yes that did happen under his "leadership".
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01/02/2021 11:04:51 6 10
bbc
Oh that’s clever. Boris93

You ve linked the pm to the deaths. I see. Bit like Trump did with his “Kung Flu” comment.
That was clever too wasn’t it?
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01/02/2021 11:31:56 2 5
bbc
If Boris can take the credit for the vaccine roll out, he has to take the blame for the huge number of deaths. That much must be obvious.
45
01/02/2021 10:59:29 10 9
bbc
Boris93 has a plan?

Businesses can trust what Boris93 says?

People can trust what Boris93 does? Like closing the borders and locking down in time?

I doubt the 93,448 people who died of Covid-19 in England within 28 days of positive test by date reported would agree.

And yes that did happen under his "leadership".
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01/02/2021 11:06:21 8 5
bbc
Your name says it all.
45
01/02/2021 10:59:29 10 9
bbc
Boris93 has a plan?

Businesses can trust what Boris93 says?

People can trust what Boris93 does? Like closing the borders and locking down in time?

I doubt the 93,448 people who died of Covid-19 in England within 28 days of positive test by date reported would agree.

And yes that did happen under his "leadership".
63
01/02/2021 11:06:57 8 9
bbc
That's generous, describing the actions of Boris & his sycophantic Govt as "leadership"!??
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01/02/2021 11:02:14 1 18
bbc
I can’t believe how slow labour have been to demand the gov give detailed plans of reopening.
Too slow sir kier. Too little too late.
Labour should have been demanding this before the lockdown.
Shambolic!
64
01/02/2021 11:08:23 17 4
bbc
Ah yes! Blame the opposition, not the actual Govt! Pure genius!??
100
01/02/2021 11:30:56 0 0
bbc
Why blame anybody? It is what it is.
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01/02/2021 11:51:12 1 1
bbc
I think my comment went over yours and 14 other peoples head by the look of it.

N they say remainers are clever !
57
01/02/2021 11:05:21 9 6
bbc
Answer to the CBI:

Look around, use your own brains and get in the queue!
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01/02/2021 11:09:56 11 10
bbc
I agree with your point! After all, why would you look to the leaders & Govt of the country! They are pretty useless & insignificant, you are right about that!??
25
01/02/2021 10:41:57 24 17
bbc
CBI is dead right. If only this hopeless govt. had a plan. Now we have Handcock telling us to look forward to our summer holidays whilst Liz Truss says the very opposite. Hopeless.
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01/02/2021 11:10:07 19 4
bbc
That members of the same party have different views is a sure sign that it's not a simple matter with a right and wrong answer.
25
01/02/2021 10:41:57 24 17
bbc
CBI is dead right. If only this hopeless govt. had a plan. Now we have Handcock telling us to look forward to our summer holidays whilst Liz Truss says the very opposite. Hopeless.
67
01/02/2021 11:10:42 6 0
bbc
CBI is dead right. Yea, BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS, speacially you!
16
01/02/2021 10:35:23 19 3
bbc
A falsehood. Check the data here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
UK numbers are horrible, but death rate is not the highest in the world (either by total deaths or deaths per 1m population) as you incorrectly state.
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01/02/2021 11:11:13 9 12
bbc
Actually, it is. If you look at countries with any sizeable population (over 20m) then the UK's death toll per 100k of population is the WORST IN THE WORLD. Only Italy comes close (badly affected in the first wave) and the USA (caused by a moronic president).
One in 600 people have died in the UK with Covid. And it ain't over yet by a long way.
90
01/02/2021 11:25:01 7 5
bbc
So it is a falsehood then?

I see you have framed the question to get the result you wanted.
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OwO
01/02/2021 11:52:35 10 2
bbc
"Worst in the world apart from these 2 other countries"

So.... *not* the worst in the world, then? Neither by absolute numbers, nor per capita.
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01/02/2021 12:13:23 10 2
bbc
I guess that's what happens when you have a very open economy, are a global hub, have a high proportion of BAME residents in a northern clime and have a high proportion of ones residents who are obese etc. Or are you suggesting it's all BoJo's fault?
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MVS
01/02/2021 11:12:26 4 11
bbc
The CBI got almost every one of its cataclysmic predictions over Brexit wrong. It became a political organ of the Remain cause, so that its credibility as an unbiased representative of British Industry was shattered.
It has a lot of bridge-building to do before it will be taken seriously by anyone who knows about this sort of stuff.
79
01/02/2021 11:18:40 7 1
bbc
Web don't know yet what the result of Brexit will be as Covid has distorted everything. When over 40% of trucks are returning to mainland Europe empty then something is surely amiss, Also trade is currently greatly reduced within UK and therefore demand is low on all fronts, only partially made up with internet sales. If things turn out bad Levers will use Covid as reason for it.
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01/02/2021 10:59:22 0 4
bbc
Personal responsibility, ever heard of that? Something I suspect you dont have, always someone else's fault?
70
01/02/2021 11:12:55 3 1
bbc
"Always someone else's fault" is the standard default position of the UK Govt! Well done for highlighting this!??
127
01/02/2021 11:46:49 0 0
bbc
Well it works for the opposition and is not exactly uncommon outside of politics either. Do you have a plan and savings for a rainy day?
71
01/02/2021 11:13:14 17 6
bbc
I have a plan - let the CBI decide and tell businesses what to do.
They they can take the rap when it all goes tits up.
80
01/02/2021 11:18:55 10 9
bbc
Or they could just say they are doing their best and borrow the government's excuse.
81
01/02/2021 11:18:58 3 5
bbc
Good idea, after all, responsibility is the last thing the Govt wants to accept! If they can palm their liability off to someone else, they'll grab that with both hands!??
31
01/02/2021 10:49:39 22 18
bbc
The PM who said "F*** business" doesn't have a plan to help businesses?

Doesn't matter. So long as there's one place where things are going a little bit worse than here, people can defend him by saying "yeah, well, it's not as bad as *insert place*"

Never mind businesses. He's stuffed the country.
72
01/02/2021 11:14:37 3 3
bbc
You're kidding - with all the money Sunak has dished out?
121
01/02/2021 11:42:41 4 5
bbc
Yeah mate. That 14bn to their ERG mate Dido Harding for that track & trace app was a great success that really benefitted us all, didn't it!?

Or do you mean the Eat Out To Help Out scheme that helped ensure the UK has one of the highest infection & death rates on the planet?

You're right, Purple Wall. Out govt have been the shining example of how not to be corrupt and how to stop a virus.
73
01/02/2021 11:14:40 3 9
bbc
Good ship UK is heading towards prosperous business and trade waters.

First month of 2021 has been very positive. It will be the first major western democracy out of covid restrictions, is in pole position with the US to be the world leader in vaccine supply and is applying to the Pacific trade partnership. That was the one Trump pulled out of, Biden will probably rejoin so trade deal with the US
78
01/02/2021 11:17:52 5 3
bbc
Meanwhile deaths galore are not a priority news item.
99
01/02/2021 11:30:05 2 0
bbc
The only positive thing (and it is a positive) is the vaccine roll out. Everything else has been negative.
74
01/02/2021 11:15:06 11 11
bbc
"Firms call for details of post lockdown reopening so they can plan"

Bozo the Clown does not do details or much else of value.

To quote Leo Amery in Westminster talking about Chamberlain during WWII...

"You have sat here too long for any good you are doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"

Yes Bozo.

Go!
53
01/02/2021 11:03:31 9 4
bbc
Jez its you again. Still angry you lost the election I see....oh no I forgot, you wont the argument didnt you.
75
01/02/2021 11:15:15 5 10
bbc
Nice spelling! Don't argue the point, just attack the person! Straight out of the "Right Whingers Playbook"!??
113
01/02/2021 11:40:31 7 1
bbc
Lol. You argue the same point for every hys. You are, as said, a poor old broken record.
34
01/02/2021 10:53:30 8 6
bbc
What about the latest PL footballer, who just had to have his hair cut? Or the Tory ex-minister who's deliberately undermined the Govts Covid response? The Govt & PM have come down hard on them....... oh hang on, no they haven't! Don't blame normal people when they see the actions of the mighty!??
76
01/02/2021 11:15:56 2 0
bbc
What about you, are you a sheep? Can't work it out for yourself? Need someone to show you? Need Labour's great exapmle? Libdems? SNP? Ravers? Gary Lineker? Were you on the beach in Dorset last summer? Couldn't understand the 2mtr rule? Are three words too many for you to grasp?
77
01/02/2021 11:16:56 10 10
bbc
Its very very simple and something HMG should have been doing for the last 50 years anyway. BUY BRITISH. Every single American fighter jet, German police car, Scandinavian fire engine or Korean naval support vessel represents money (demand) and jobs leaving the UK and never returning. With the demand lowering so do wages thus people taking up the skills we need. Leads to empty factories, shipyards
92
01/02/2021 11:24:43 4 0
bbc
Tell that to the UK public buying foreign cars and consumer goods.
UK government buys more British Goods than the public % wise.
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OwO
01/02/2021 11:55:53 1 1
bbc
And when those British companies can't compete with ones abroad, it just becomes a matter of wasting public (our!) money for the sake of jingoism.
73
01/02/2021 11:14:40 3 9
bbc
Good ship UK is heading towards prosperous business and trade waters.

First month of 2021 has been very positive. It will be the first major western democracy out of covid restrictions, is in pole position with the US to be the world leader in vaccine supply and is applying to the Pacific trade partnership. That was the one Trump pulled out of, Biden will probably rejoin so trade deal with the US
78
01/02/2021 11:17:52 5 3
bbc
Meanwhile deaths galore are not a priority news item.
84
01/02/2021 11:22:06 1 2
bbc
Have you not beed reading?
117
01/02/2021 11:39:21 0 1
bbc
In breaking news it has been claimed that deaths go up a lot in winter. Covid or no covid.
69
MVS
01/02/2021 11:12:26 4 11
bbc
The CBI got almost every one of its cataclysmic predictions over Brexit wrong. It became a political organ of the Remain cause, so that its credibility as an unbiased representative of British Industry was shattered.
It has a lot of bridge-building to do before it will be taken seriously by anyone who knows about this sort of stuff.
79
01/02/2021 11:18:40 7 1
bbc
Web don't know yet what the result of Brexit will be as Covid has distorted everything. When over 40% of trucks are returning to mainland Europe empty then something is surely amiss, Also trade is currently greatly reduced within UK and therefore demand is low on all fronts, only partially made up with internet sales. If things turn out bad Levers will use Covid as reason for it.
93
01/02/2021 11:27:12 0 0
bbc
didn't know levers had an opinion.
71
01/02/2021 11:13:14 17 6
bbc
I have a plan - let the CBI decide and tell businesses what to do.
They they can take the rap when it all goes tits up.
80
01/02/2021 11:18:55 10 9
bbc
Or they could just say they are doing their best and borrow the government's excuse.
71
01/02/2021 11:13:14 17 6
bbc
I have a plan - let the CBI decide and tell businesses what to do.
They they can take the rap when it all goes tits up.
81
01/02/2021 11:18:58 3 5
bbc
Good idea, after all, responsibility is the last thing the Govt wants to accept! If they can palm their liability off to someone else, they'll grab that with both hands!??
I thought Boris has said he takes full responsibility? But Slim, you only talk to yourself and your fellow deadbeats. Removed
82
01/02/2021 11:20:36 16 8
bbc
Businesses and their v well paid execs can develop plans assuming various scenarios without the government, surely?
87
01/02/2021 11:23:34 8 1
bbc
The more scenarios that don't happen the more time and money you waste.
88
01/02/2021 11:24:02 2 4
bbc
Is the Govt now that insignificant & invisible that businesses no longer need to take Govt business policy or plans into account anymore? Wow! ??
96
01/02/2021 11:29:03 2 1
bbc
I can easily develop plans, but if the Government acts on a couple of days notice to make m plans unworkable, it doesn't really help, does it.
83
01/02/2021 11:20:40 15 8
bbc
I am certain that this virus will not go away, mutate and go on infecting.....we will have to get used to having something in our breathable air which is more deadly that we are used to. Average age of death will fall for the first time. Vaccines will always be one step behind. Although not welcome by most, in the great scheme of things it is probably in our best interest.
86
01/02/2021 11:22:59 16 4
bbc
So it will become the same as flu after a few years of our bodies adjusting to it....

Just will need two jabs every year, one flu and one Covid.
78
01/02/2021 11:17:52 5 3
bbc
Meanwhile deaths galore are not a priority news item.
84
01/02/2021 11:22:06 1 2
bbc
Have you not beed reading?
40
01/02/2021 10:56:51 5 4
bbc
If they say they cannot plan without certainty from the government, why can they not see that the government has even less chance of providing certainty about Covid since Covid refuses to pay attention to anyone and irritatingly and unpredictably mutates.
85
01/02/2021 11:23:51 1 0
bbc
Why would the government "have even less chance"?
110
01/02/2021 11:38:04 0 1
bbc
Covid doesn't share it's plans with anyone. At least the CBI can consult widely, has it tried talking to it's customers and shareholders?
83
01/02/2021 11:20:40 15 8
bbc
I am certain that this virus will not go away, mutate and go on infecting.....we will have to get used to having something in our breathable air which is more deadly that we are used to. Average age of death will fall for the first time. Vaccines will always be one step behind. Although not welcome by most, in the great scheme of things it is probably in our best interest.
86
01/02/2021 11:22:59 16 4
bbc
So it will become the same as flu after a few years of our bodies adjusting to it....

Just will need two jabs every year, one flu and one Covid.
159
01/02/2021 12:09:12 3 0
bbc
Yes - but vaccines are a prediction of mutations, not a cure all - we just have to get used to it
162
01/02/2021 12:10:43 6 3
bbc
Some of us are young, fit & healthy enough where we dont need the flu vaccine.??
180
01/02/2021 12:20:57 0 0
bbc
I agree with you wise 1.
240
01/02/2021 13:22:19 3 3
bbc
Flu and covid totally diffent just like elephants and cats are different animals.
82
01/02/2021 11:20:36 16 8
bbc
Businesses and their v well paid execs can develop plans assuming various scenarios without the government, surely?
87
01/02/2021 11:23:34 8 1
bbc
The more scenarios that don't happen the more time and money you waste.
95
01/02/2021 11:28:52 2 2
bbc
They're richly rewarded for doing what they say is a difficult job, now is the time for them to earn it or step aside.
82
01/02/2021 11:20:36 16 8
bbc
Businesses and their v well paid execs can develop plans assuming various scenarios without the government, surely?
88
01/02/2021 11:24:02 2 4
bbc
Is the Govt now that insignificant & invisible that businesses no longer need to take Govt business policy or plans into account anymore? Wow! ??
106
01/02/2021 11:32:01 2 3
bbc
Well they could try consulting their customers and shareholders for advice or even using their own skills, as they're so richly rewarded they must be highly competent surely.
5
01/02/2021 10:10:01 30 30
bbc
In your dreams! CBI has failed to mention that thousands of shops, restaurants and pubs premises across the UK will never reopen as they have gone into Administration eg Debenhams, Arcadia, Top Shop, Top Man, Miss Selfridge. At least 25,000 Retail workers in those shops have lost their jobs.
89
01/02/2021 11:24:40 12 4
bbc
Yes, lots of businesses may go in to administration but others will take their place to satisfy demand - re-employing those that have unfortunately lost their jobs.

Business will bounce back.

Take this as an opportunity for a re-levelling - perhaps greedy landlords will learn that they cannot charge exorbitant rents to fill their ugly, soulless shopping malls.
163
01/02/2021 12:10:51 8 1
bbc
There was ever decreasing demand for Bricks and Mortar shopping before covid. It will not bounce back until (as you say) rents and rates are realistic to compete with online business. If not, the high street and the localised jobs that go with it, are gone forever.
68
01/02/2021 11:11:13 9 12
bbc
Actually, it is. If you look at countries with any sizeable population (over 20m) then the UK's death toll per 100k of population is the WORST IN THE WORLD. Only Italy comes close (badly affected in the first wave) and the USA (caused by a moronic president).
One in 600 people have died in the UK with Covid. And it ain't over yet by a long way.
90
01/02/2021 11:25:01 7 5
bbc
So it is a falsehood then?

I see you have framed the question to get the result you wanted.
81
01/02/2021 11:18:58 3 5
bbc
Good idea, after all, responsibility is the last thing the Govt wants to accept! If they can palm their liability off to someone else, they'll grab that with both hands!??
91
bbc
I thought Boris has said he takes full responsibility? But Slim, you only talk to yourself and your fellow deadbeats. Removed
94
01/02/2021 11:28:49 5 1
bbc
People always say "I take full responsibility" when they're looking to do anything but! ??
109
01/02/2021 11:36:49 0 1
bbc
Your comment falls over at "Boris has said..".
77
01/02/2021 11:16:56 10 10
bbc
Its very very simple and something HMG should have been doing for the last 50 years anyway. BUY BRITISH. Every single American fighter jet, German police car, Scandinavian fire engine or Korean naval support vessel represents money (demand) and jobs leaving the UK and never returning. With the demand lowering so do wages thus people taking up the skills we need. Leads to empty factories, shipyards
92
01/02/2021 11:24:43 4 0
bbc
Tell that to the UK public buying foreign cars and consumer goods.
UK government buys more British Goods than the public % wise.
79
01/02/2021 11:18:40 7 1
bbc
Web don't know yet what the result of Brexit will be as Covid has distorted everything. When over 40% of trucks are returning to mainland Europe empty then something is surely amiss, Also trade is currently greatly reduced within UK and therefore demand is low on all fronts, only partially made up with internet sales. If things turn out bad Levers will use Covid as reason for it.
93
01/02/2021 11:27:12 0 0
bbc
didn't know levers had an opinion.
I thought Boris has said he takes full responsibility? But Slim, you only talk to yourself and your fellow deadbeats. Removed
94
01/02/2021 11:28:49 5 1
bbc
People always say "I take full responsibility" when they're looking to do anything but! ??
87
01/02/2021 11:23:34 8 1
bbc
The more scenarios that don't happen the more time and money you waste.
95
01/02/2021 11:28:52 2 2
bbc
They're richly rewarded for doing what they say is a difficult job, now is the time for them to earn it or step aside.
115
01/02/2021 11:34:57 1 2
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Why let government incompetence make it more difficult and handicap UK business?
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01/02/2021 11:20:36 16 8
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Businesses and their v well paid execs can develop plans assuming various scenarios without the government, surely?
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01/02/2021 11:29:03 2 1
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I can easily develop plans, but if the Government acts on a couple of days notice to make m plans unworkable, it doesn't really help, does it.
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01/02/2021 11:48:09 1 0
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What plans would you like the giv to announce for 3 months time. ? Say Easter ?
Eg by Easter all pubs will be open.
Eh by June all airport travel will be allowed.
Is this what you think should be the sort of thing announced?
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01/02/2021 13:24:01 1 0
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I suggest you develop plans to deal with the Gov acting on a couple of days notice then.
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01/02/2021 11:26:59 7 3
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MVS

The CBI got almost every one of its cataclysmic predictions over Brexit wrong.

#

CBI just paid Price Waterhouse Coopers to produce a forecast. It's prediction of a cost of £100 billion looks like a gross underestimate.
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01/02/2021 11:41:53 7 1
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No it is pure guesswork from PWC. Profitable for them though.
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01/02/2021 11:29:44 5 2
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I am going to start making flags the trend of having ine flag is over, now you need at least 4
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01/02/2021 11:14:40 3 9
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Good ship UK is heading towards prosperous business and trade waters.

First month of 2021 has been very positive. It will be the first major western democracy out of covid restrictions, is in pole position with the US to be the world leader in vaccine supply and is applying to the Pacific trade partnership. That was the one Trump pulled out of, Biden will probably rejoin so trade deal with the US
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01/02/2021 11:30:05 2 0
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The only positive thing (and it is a positive) is the vaccine roll out. Everything else has been negative.
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01/02/2021 11:08:23 17 4
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Ah yes! Blame the opposition, not the actual Govt! Pure genius!??
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01/02/2021 11:30:56 0 0
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Why blame anybody? It is what it is.