Covid-19 pandemic: France eases travel for UK and six other countries
11/03/2021 | news | world | 1,311
A "compelling reason" is no longer needed to travel to and from the non-EU countries, officials say.
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11/03/2021 15:49:35 17 15
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More like they realised that blocking British travel would usurp their travel industry profits, roll on Summertime!!!
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11/03/2021 15:52:16 14 18
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Well let’s face it there will be no rush from France to Plague Island
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11/03/2021 15:51:02 15 11
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Some common sense beginning to show amongst our European friends, allowing families to reunite and children to go to school.

That said, no-one else should really be travelling until the vaccinations are further down the line, both here and there.
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11/03/2021 16:10:18 7 3
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Not sure there's any common sense involved - have you listened to Macron recently? No, just money, pure and simple...
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11/03/2021 16:10:20 1 3
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You are not my boss
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11/03/2021 15:51:09 19 13
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I can fly to France, but I can't go and watch my local non-league football team.
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11/03/2021 15:55:07 34 7
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Why would you want to go to France at the moment anyway? The French clearly have not got a handle on preventing a third wave, or their vaccination rollout. I'm staying right here until summer.
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11/03/2021 15:55:44 9 0
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Not yet, you still need a compelling reason to travel abroad under the present restrictions, not to mention getting a test to go and isolating on return
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11/03/2021 15:58:02 0 0
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With a negative covid test(less than 3 days old,at £150 a pop) you could re-introduce your local non league football.
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11/03/2021 16:02:53 4 2
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No you CANNOT fly to France! Not until we are allowed to (May 17th at the earliest)
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11/03/2021 16:16:21 3 0
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You could go to France for essential travel and work anytime.
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11/03/2021 16:44:55 0 0
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I don't know who you support, but on the basis of probability, NOT watching your football team, is likely to be more rewarding than GOING to France. But you don't have to go.
So this is a win-win situation, what are you complaining about?
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11/03/2021 15:51:11 25 19
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The cases of Covid are soaring in France and all of Europe compared with the UK. The roll out of vaccine is pathetic too. What are they playing at?
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11/03/2021 15:57:09 18 5
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They just want our money............
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rob
11/03/2021 15:58:11 1 0
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Portugal?

Can you explain Portugal, in the last 4 weeks they've seen a More accelerated decrease in Deaths and Cases compared to the UK.

UK had Vaccinated over 34%, Portugal in the same time Period 4.4%

It's warming up in Portugal this time of year....a bit Like the UK does in May.
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11/03/2021 17:47:08 0 2
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To be fair, they weren't helped by the drugs companies cutting their production by 60% straight after the contracts were signed.
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11/03/2021 15:51:30 104 28
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Desperate for the British tourists and those from other heavy tourist footfall countries
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11/03/2021 17:32:32 31 22
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The British and French economies both benefit from tourism to the order of 10%. Not particularly heavy. But some people are not bothed by facts.
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11/03/2021 17:41:54 1 7
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NO ONE IS DESPERATE FOR BRITISH TOURISTS
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11/03/2021 15:51:30 2 4
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Hell yes!
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11/03/2021 15:52:27 13 12
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I hope this is some form of recognition by the French that the UK is now on top of this virus?
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11/03/2021 15:53:42 5 10
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Ha ha ha - don’t be daft??
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11/03/2021 15:55:45 2 0
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Really???? Try tourist money needed ASAP
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11/03/2021 15:52:32 63 5
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That’s all well and good for France but they won’t be able to travel to the UK without isolating on arrival!?
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11/03/2021 15:55:50 20 16
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but its not followed or enforced so opening floodgates to eu tourists
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11/03/2021 15:52:38 20 20
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Beginning to realise that all these restrictions should be lifted immediately.
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11/03/2021 15:50:24 59 53
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The French are not our enemies. In spite of what far right tabloids tell us.
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11/03/2021 15:56:51 35 41
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Nationalists always need an enemy. It's what they live for.
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11/03/2021 16:01:03 18 9
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But with friends like them, who needs enemies...
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11/03/2021 16:05:21 13 9
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Not enemies just bad neighbours
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11/03/2021 16:18:47 10 5
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There not our friends either.
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11/03/2021 15:49:35 17 15
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More like they realised that blocking British travel would usurp their travel industry profits, roll on Summertime!!!
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11/03/2021 15:52:16 14 18
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Well let’s face it there will be no rush from France to Plague Island
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11/03/2021 15:57:47 10 0
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U.K. 6,000 infections/day
France 20,000+ infections/day

Fact before anti-U.K. rhetoric.
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11/03/2021 16:15:01 2 0
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No just Brit's wanting to rush to a plagued EU
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11/03/2021 19:21:43 1 0
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Even by your own standards that is one incredibly ignorant statement.
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11/03/2021 15:53:27 99 19
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France is easing travel restrictions from the UK!!!? Does Macron know about this?
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11/03/2021 17:12:36 56 13
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Just in time for the tourist season to start, well I never but don't worry as usual the French air traffic controllers are bound to go on strike followed by French farmers and fisherman blockading ports. Oh and SNCF drivers to go on strike too scuppering last chance saloon travel though the Channel Tunnel.
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11/03/2021 15:53:30 17 23
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Get ready for the numerous comments from lockdown lovers screaming that we should stay hidden behind the sofa forever...
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FF
11/03/2021 15:58:13 8 3
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It's the government applying the lockdowns. Not the people. Don't be silly Billy.
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11/03/2021 15:52:27 13 12
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I hope this is some form of recognition by the French that the UK is now on top of this virus?
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11/03/2021 15:53:42 5 10
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Ha ha ha - don’t be daft??
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11/03/2021 15:54:16 14 14
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Go to France? No Thanks not 'til they sorted their COVID act out....
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FF
11/03/2021 15:57:42 7 3
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They will miss you so much Dave.
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11/03/2021 16:27:15 0 0
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I'm sure when they were doing relatively well and we were falling off a cliff you were pro France? But then they let us give them our new varient - aren't you ashamed of us?
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Un très grand merci au Gouvernement Français pour avoir inclus le Royaume-Uni dans votre initiative.

Pour ceux d'entre nous qui aiment la France, nos liens étroits et permanents doivent être les bienvenus. J'ai hâte d'être en France quand tout le monde pourra y aller en toute sécurité.

Vive La France et vive La République!
Removed
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11/03/2021 15:54:47 176 10
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The world is opening up, slowly but surely. Be patient, be sensible - life will return to normal.
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11/03/2021 16:06:00 52 161
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Good news. Time for a receiprical agreement Boris - let's get the country and the economy opened up and start prioritising the future.
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11/03/2021 16:11:02 19 5
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Exactly. I am happy to wait that bit longer. I certainly dont want to book any overseas travel till I have had my jab, more so because I feel countries will only accept vaccinated people then a worry of catching Covid or worse still passing it on.
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11/03/2021 16:06:33 11 18
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Life will not be permitted to return to normal.
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11/03/2021 16:18:29 26 6
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Not planning to travel until. after second vaccination. We have come this far, lets wait a few more months and travel safely.
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DG
11/03/2021 16:20:05 9 1
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I can see Brazil being the last country to open. However, it may come quicker if they get rid of the idiot the runs the country
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11/03/2021 17:49:54 3 1
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France has large amount of Covid mutations and least amount of vaccinations
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11/03/2021 15:51:09 19 13
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I can fly to France, but I can't go and watch my local non-league football team.
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11/03/2021 15:55:07 34 7
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Why would you want to go to France at the moment anyway? The French clearly have not got a handle on preventing a third wave, or their vaccination rollout. I'm staying right here until summer.
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11/03/2021 15:57:19 3 1
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I don't. Just pointing out that the thing I would class as more risky is allowed and the one that isn't, isn't.
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11/03/2021 15:55:08 230 28
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Tourist season approaches.........Money plain and simple.
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11/03/2021 16:38:47 165 35
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I wouldn't go to France , Germany or Italy with their current weekly death rates higher than ours and still rising
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11/03/2021 17:48:54 10 3
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Will be more imports of the Brazilian variant from France to UK
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11/03/2021 18:20:08 5 3
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You can bypass the test of you bring in some vaccine for the French
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11/03/2021 15:51:09 19 13
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I can fly to France, but I can't go and watch my local non-league football team.
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11/03/2021 15:55:44 9 0
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Not yet, you still need a compelling reason to travel abroad under the present restrictions, not to mention getting a test to go and isolating on return
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11/03/2021 15:52:27 13 12
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I hope this is some form of recognition by the French that the UK is now on top of this virus?
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11/03/2021 15:55:45 2 0
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Really???? Try tourist money needed ASAP
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11/03/2021 16:04:09 0 0
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Umm - we are banned from leaving the country for the foreseeable future for tourism - they will know that
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11/03/2021 15:52:32 63 5
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That’s all well and good for France but they won’t be able to travel to the UK without isolating on arrival!?
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11/03/2021 15:55:50 20 16
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but its not followed or enforced so opening floodgates to eu tourists
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11/03/2021 16:09:52 2 1
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So the six hour wait at immigration is by choice?

lol
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11/03/2021 15:55:51 319 38
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Meaningless for the U.K. as we’re aren’t allowed to travel until 17th May earliest, and France is a quarantine red-list country if you come back from there.
It is however an indication that France, with its 20k infections/day, acknowledges that the U.K. govt has Covid under control.
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11/03/2021 16:05:00 100 31
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Meaningless agreed. But note France is NOT a red list country, so (once we're allowed to go) just quarantine at home on return (which is fine by me - and yes I WILL do it properly!)
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11/03/2021 16:05:19 12 1
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Might be on your quarantine red list, but it's not on the UK government's list
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W 6
11/03/2021 16:15:14 3 0
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Excellent, balanced comment.
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11/03/2021 16:33:04 1 1
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Eeerrrr no, it’s not a red list country. Well done.
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11/03/2021 17:40:20 8 1
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Unlike the UK, the infection rate in France is not diminishing.
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11/03/2021 17:48:31 7 1
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France has huge amount of the Brazilian variant of covid neither is the population vaccinated there
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11/03/2021 18:50:09 5 8
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We had 35,000 more deaths, no test and trace and only got a head-start on vaccines by giving the manufacturers immunity if there were any harmful side effects. Our bozo PM visited a hospital where he shook hands with everyone, then boasted about it on TV before coming down with the virus himself, spreading the disease to the cabinet, and being hospitalised for two weeks.

Nobody is envying us.
12/03/2021 18:36:27 0 0
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It is not on the red list
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11/03/2021 15:56:02 24 35
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This tyranny has gone on long enough.

We have vaccines. The NHS is no longr under any threat. It is time for the restrictions to end and for normal life to resume.

Johnson's proposed date of normality by June is probably far too slow, but if even that date is delayed, we can expect to see mass civil disobedience.

Enough is enough.
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11/03/2021 16:00:23 21 8
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Rubbish,the scientists do no t agree with you.
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11/03/2021 16:04:15 6 1
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lol@ mass civil disobedience. Good luck with that...
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11/03/2021 16:06:00 7 1
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Hopefully we will never have enough ignorant people in one place at any one time to see mass civil disobedience.
The restrictions are an inconvenience, death is permanent.
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11/03/2021 16:13:11 0 0
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More like Koalemos.
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rob
11/03/2021 15:56:10 10 22
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Boris Under pressure now. Remember the average age of death from Covid 19 in the UK is 82.4. The average age of hospitalisation is 71....... The over 71's will have been given 2 doses by end of April.

Feel the heat Boris, no reason for a Lockdown
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NJD
11/03/2021 15:59:16 4 9
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Well said now wait for the hysterical pro lockdown elderly curmudgeons to start frothing at the mouth
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11/03/2021 16:08:28 3 0
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I agree, but also lets just be patient, go with timetable laid out. We have waited over a year, a few more weeks is no big ask.
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11/03/2021 15:56:28 9 2
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I think this move had been predicted. As soon as countries such as Greece and Cyprus said that they would allow tourism to recommence then the French authorities would have been put under pressure (from business owners in France) to do the same. Tourism is a very important part of the French economy, particularly tourists from the UK.
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11/03/2021 15:50:24 59 53
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The French are not our enemies. In spite of what far right tabloids tell us.
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11/03/2021 15:56:51 35 41
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Nationalists always need an enemy. It's what they live for.
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11/03/2021 16:50:43 1 0
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France has always been an enemy, especially in terms, of sport.
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11/03/2021 15:51:11 25 19
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The cases of Covid are soaring in France and all of Europe compared with the UK. The roll out of vaccine is pathetic too. What are they playing at?
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11/03/2021 15:57:09 18 5
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They just want our money............
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11/03/2021 15:57:11 1 2
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so your a brit and you pay for covid test about a 100 odd £s each person.
When you return you have to take another 100£ test , or do you have to take it in france
inside 72 hrs of landing or arriving back into uk ?
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gw
11/03/2021 16:30:58 0 0
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To come back to the UK from France you need a free test 72 hours before travelling. You also need to book and pay £210 for 2 tests during your 10 day quarantine. Day 2 and day 8.
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11/03/2021 16:37:15 0 0
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A test is free in France
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11/03/2021 15:55:07 34 7
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Why would you want to go to France at the moment anyway? The French clearly have not got a handle on preventing a third wave, or their vaccination rollout. I'm staying right here until summer.
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11/03/2021 15:57:19 3 1
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I don't. Just pointing out that the thing I would class as more risky is allowed and the one that isn't, isn't.
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11/03/2021 15:54:41 108 20
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Just hope we dont do the same, Just getting the virus under control, but still need caution. Opening up our boarders to the less vaccinated will destroy all the good will of the people of the UK, who have stayed in to beat this pandemic and have suffered doing it
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11/03/2021 16:08:06 51 103
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You people live in a dream world. It's an endemic virus, it will never go away, it's simply seasonal and will be back. Luckily it's not very dangerous.
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11/03/2021 16:22:17 11 11
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I don't think we need worry about EU tourists after we told them we don't like foreigners, made travel harder and are playing dirty with the rules.
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11/03/2021 17:50:42 3 1
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France has large amounts of the Brazilian variant of covid in circulation
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11/03/2021 20:04:52 1 1
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Covid is the seasonal flu renamed and rebranded with totally fudged death rates to instil fear and garner control of the population. WEF's Great Reset is well underway. There's a long way to go however and the endgame is not a place we want to be. Bury your head in the sand, scream 'conspiracy' all you like but this is unfolding right around us right now.
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11/03/2021 15:54:16 14 14
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Go to France? No Thanks not 'til they sorted their COVID act out....
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11/03/2021 15:57:42 7 3
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They will miss you so much Dave.
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11/03/2021 16:11:43 1 0
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Dont be Dave'ist. Daves matter !!
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11/03/2021 17:30:49 1 0
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been there, its full of French people...
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11/03/2021 15:52:16 14 18
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Well let’s face it there will be no rush from France to Plague Island
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11/03/2021 15:57:47 10 0
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U.K. 6,000 infections/day
France 20,000+ infections/day

Fact before anti-U.K. rhetoric.
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11/03/2021 15:51:09 19 13
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I can fly to France, but I can't go and watch my local non-league football team.
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11/03/2021 15:58:02 0 0
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With a negative covid test(less than 3 days old,at £150 a pop) you could re-introduce your local non league football.
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gw
11/03/2021 16:20:13 2 0
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Between £80 and £350 in the UK for an uncertain 48 hr service. No charge in France - I was tested at 8.30 am and got results at 4.15 same day.
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11/03/2021 15:51:11 25 19
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The cases of Covid are soaring in France and all of Europe compared with the UK. The roll out of vaccine is pathetic too. What are they playing at?
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rob
11/03/2021 15:58:11 1 0
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Portugal?

Can you explain Portugal, in the last 4 weeks they've seen a More accelerated decrease in Deaths and Cases compared to the UK.

UK had Vaccinated over 34%, Portugal in the same time Period 4.4%

It's warming up in Portugal this time of year....a bit Like the UK does in May.
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AFH
11/03/2021 16:28:50 1 1
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We have enough of the UK variant in Portugal already, thanks. We don’t need UK visitors bringing in the Brazil variant now (more cases of this in the UK than Portugal already...)
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11/03/2021 15:53:30 17 23
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Get ready for the numerous comments from lockdown lovers screaming that we should stay hidden behind the sofa forever...
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FF
11/03/2021 15:58:13 8 3
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It's the government applying the lockdowns. Not the people. Don't be silly Billy.
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11/03/2021 15:58:22 369 83
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They will try every trick to restrict our exports, but when it comes to us spending money there its....Ce n'est pas un problème
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11/03/2021 16:07:28 99 460
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Great news - well done President Macron. It's a shame Boris doesn't have as much forethought ( or, dare I say it, backbone!)
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11/03/2021 16:11:42 17 6
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the twitter video message is directed to French expats living in the 6 countries mentioned. International travel is still restricted.
Stop your paranoia
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11/03/2021 16:16:35 40 7
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They will still confiscate your sandwiches if you take any with you!
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11/03/2021 16:57:45 4 1
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Tbh the majority of the people in France like you want the same it is always the "noisy" people who generate less than good opinions ---- and yes I've met and spoken to the people I'm talking about.
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11/03/2021 17:15:57 6 21
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That's the name of the game - Welcome to Brexit Sir. You voted for this.
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11/03/2021 17:33:04 6 1
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Too damned right

Let’s make sure we have at least 200 forms to fill in before we can even book a trip to any EU country

Accusing us of blocking vaccine.

Grrrrrr
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11/03/2021 17:47:53 1 2
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EU has so many covid mutations this is silly
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11/03/2021 19:07:49 1 0
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You don’t have to go, we still live in a free country..... just
990
11/03/2021 20:27:09 1 0
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Another one who was duped into thinking Brexit was all 'project fear'
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11/03/2021 15:58:51 37 6
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this only applies to French expats living in the 6 countries mentioned. It's not open gates to everyone yet. Hold your horses
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11/03/2021 16:06:38 31 7
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The article does NOT say that!!!
11/03/2021 20:31:23 0 1
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wrong
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rob
11/03/2021 15:56:10 10 22
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Boris Under pressure now. Remember the average age of death from Covid 19 in the UK is 82.4. The average age of hospitalisation is 71....... The over 71's will have been given 2 doses by end of April.

Feel the heat Boris, no reason for a Lockdown
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NJD
11/03/2021 15:59:16 4 9
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Well said now wait for the hysterical pro lockdown elderly curmudgeons to start frothing at the mouth
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11/03/2021 16:01:58 2 0
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Right after the cavalier blow hards you mean...?????
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11/03/2021 16:08:20 4 3
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I can assure you that there are plenty of sensible young people who se e the need for a lockdown,including two of my young relatives who are working on the front l line on busy covid wards.I do hope that you do not think a holiday abroad,maybe in a country with a high covid rate,is worth sacrificing other innocent people for,or are you that self-centered?
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11/03/2021 15:56:02 24 35
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This tyranny has gone on long enough.

We have vaccines. The NHS is no longr under any threat. It is time for the restrictions to end and for normal life to resume.

Johnson's proposed date of normality by June is probably far too slow, but if even that date is delayed, we can expect to see mass civil disobedience.

Enough is enough.
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11/03/2021 16:00:23 21 8
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Rubbish,the scientists do no t agree with you.
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11/03/2021 16:09:08 3 2
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Unfortunately, the Scientists don't run the country they are there to advise and the government act on their advice. Unfortunately that's why we got in this mess as their advice was ignored last year as hysteria.
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11/03/2021 16:09:20 4 1
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If we listened to certain scientists (not all scientists) these restrictions would continue forever until no-one catches Covid-19 at all.

That is not happening.
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11/03/2021 16:09:00 0 1
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plenty of scientists oppose continued lockdown, a few dozen support it. Most on the state payroll.
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11/03/2021 16:00:39 133 4
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Ok, but will those countries on the list let people in from France?

New cases in France have been averaging between 18-22k/day for the last 6 weeks now and show no sign of going down (currently weekly avg 21,836/day) while the UK has things more under control at 5,734 new cases a day and still falling.
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11/03/2021 16:22:17 39 114
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50% more deaths than them though
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11/03/2021 16:49:35 7 12
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Now that the schools have gone back the rate in the UK is rising again (today's figures)
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11/03/2021 17:12:47 17 0
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New cases in France have been averaging between 18-22k/day. Only among those that can be bothered to get tested. It's all relative from the point you are viewing the situation from.
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11/03/2021 16:00:44 18 14
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If Macron continues with his anti British rhetoric, we should bypass France as a tourist destination and tax it’s wine and cars out of existence. The cars are pants anyway as they make mechanicals out of cheese
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11/03/2021 16:04:34 10 1
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You want to tax all EU wine and cars? You know how trade wars work yeah?
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11/03/2021 19:06:50 0 0
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Yes please do bypass France as a tourist destination - the less the arrogant ill-mannered British tourists visit the better
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11/03/2021 16:00:50 6 4
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Now the ferries will be over booked with wine runs, people better check the new quota's or they might have to leave cases behind.
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11/03/2021 16:08:08 0 0
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SEBEE apart french xpats, basically said only trade or emergency visits. Traders i know that buy in france used to only stay the whole day , or do 1 overnighter unless they traded in the south of france ,which is quite rare. UK DATE for leisure travel is May 17 th if this runs to the goverment guidelines
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11/03/2021 15:50:24 59 53
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The French are not our enemies. In spite of what far right tabloids tell us.
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11/03/2021 16:01:03 18 9
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But with friends like them, who needs enemies...
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11/03/2021 16:01:26 197 61
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Not in a rush to visit France. Will be good for those who have commitments there. Family/2nd homes etc. As for holidays forget it. Why boost the French economy.
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11/03/2021 16:23:35 163 72
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Indeed , why boost any EU economy ?
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Yeh
11/03/2021 17:19:21 14 8
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U chosen rip of Britain!
410
11/03/2021 17:26:55 30 11
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Because I have friends there, love the food, the countryside, the wine, the culture. But feel free to stay in the UK, grumpy. Nobody's making you go abroad!
558
11/03/2021 17:50:28 8 3
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France has large amounts of the Brazilian variant of covid in circulation
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no
11/03/2021 19:05:18 7 1
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Why subsidise brexiters?

No way I'm giving them my money, I'll spend where I choose, not the increasingly totalitarian UK.
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11/03/2021 16:01:31 22 5
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Just the other weekend the rugby was cancelled due to Covid in France, summers coming so the borders open to get the tills ringing?
12/03/2021 14:34:20 2 0
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It was cancelled because of Covid in the team, not the country.... *sigh*
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11/03/2021 16:01:52 189 25
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And why would you go to France just now..it’s got one of the highest infection rates and almost 4000 in intensive care.
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dan
11/03/2021 16:34:44 46 113
bbc
We are not all terrified!!
314
11/03/2021 17:05:25 10 3
bbc
You've not seen Blackpool in the evening! Id rather take the chance thank you very much.
They have still suffered far less deaths per capita then we have here in the UK
776
no
11/03/2021 19:03:28 2 8
bbc
4,000? So less than the UK.

UK has a far higher death rate than France.

The rational choice is to leave and go somewhere safer, but Johnson the liar has stripped UK nationals of their rights, it was easier to get out of the Soviet bloc in the cold war.
876
11/03/2021 19:40:20 2 3
bbc
To be fair the virus only affects 0.025% of populations anyway.
888
11/03/2021 19:46:51 5 3
bbc
If there's one country britain has never really gelled with its france.
Macron must be gutted we've left the EU as it's the only way him and his Brussels cronies can get one over on us.
Good riddance !!!!!
902
jon
11/03/2021 19:51:39 3 2
bbc
We need to ensure those returning from France test negative or go into quarantine.
12/03/2021 11:19:44 0 0
bbc
And some of the nastiest people.
39
NJD
11/03/2021 15:59:16 4 9
bbc
Well said now wait for the hysterical pro lockdown elderly curmudgeons to start frothing at the mouth
48
11/03/2021 16:01:58 2 0
bbc
Right after the cavalier blow hards you mean...?????
49
11/03/2021 16:02:10 15 17
bbc
Op-La!...BBC removed my comment on France for...writing in French!

Here it is in good old English...

"A very big thank you to the French Government for including the UK in your initiative. For those of us who love France our continuing close ties ongoing are to be welcomed. I look forward to being in France when it is safe for all to go. Long live The Republic!"
57
11/03/2021 16:04:31 9 3
bbc
And here it is in Welsh...which is allowed...

"Diolch yn fawr iawn i Lywodraeth Ffrainc am gynnwys y DU yn eich menter. I'r rhai ohonom sy'n caru Ffrainc, mae ein cysylltiadau agos parhaus yn cael eu croesawu. Edrychaf ymlaen at fod yn Ffrainc pan fydd yn ddiogel i bawb fynd. Hir oes Y Weriniaeth!"
66
11/03/2021 16:05:35 1 5
bbc
Sycophant
133
11/03/2021 16:20:25 0 1
bbc
Nobody cares
146
11/03/2021 16:23:40 0 1
bbc
And here it is in Gaelic...which is allowed...

“Taing mhòr do Riaghaltas na Frainge airson an RA a thoirt a-steach don iomairt agad. Dhaibhsan a tha dèidheil air an Fhraing tha sinn a’ cur fàilte air na ceanglaichean dlùth a tha againn. Tha mi a ’coimhead air adhart ri bhith anns an Fhraing nuair a tha e sàbhailte dha na h-uile a dhol. . Fada beò am Poblachd! "
50
11/03/2021 16:02:27 9 4
bbc
Why would we want to go there while cases are rising.
90
11/03/2021 16:10:34 3 9
bbc
It's rising in France because of our parting gift to the EU, the Kent varient.
110
W 6
11/03/2021 16:13:56 1 3
bbc
They aren't rising. Do try to keep up.
3
11/03/2021 15:51:09 19 13
bbc
I can fly to France, but I can't go and watch my local non-league football team.
51
11/03/2021 16:02:53 4 2
bbc
No you CANNOT fly to France! Not until we are allowed to (May 17th at the earliest)
52
11/03/2021 16:03:37 17 6
bbc
Good to see that Macron recognises the value of the £ spending power.

Buy British campaign having an impact too no doubt!

Let’s all go to Greece instead!
77
11/03/2021 16:07:58 14 12
bbc
The Greeks don’t want tiny minded people either, stay in your glorious uk??
53
11/03/2021 16:03:51 1 0
bbc
Good luck with quarantine in New Zealand
54
11/03/2021 16:04:07 20 12
bbc
And so it begins ...again, why can't folk just stay at home
100
11/03/2021 16:12:02 11 11
bbc
Don't have much of a life Ernie?
106
11/03/2021 16:13:21 2 5
bbc
Have you seen British weather. I take my holidays outside of silly season.
184
11/03/2021 16:34:52 2 2
bbc
Yes let's all stay at home and wait to die!
21
11/03/2021 15:55:45 2 0
bbc
Really???? Try tourist money needed ASAP
55
11/03/2021 16:04:09 0 0
bbc
Umm - we are banned from leaving the country for the foreseeable future for tourism - they will know that
24
11/03/2021 15:56:02 24 35
bbc
This tyranny has gone on long enough.

We have vaccines. The NHS is no longr under any threat. It is time for the restrictions to end and for normal life to resume.

Johnson's proposed date of normality by June is probably far too slow, but if even that date is delayed, we can expect to see mass civil disobedience.

Enough is enough.
56
11/03/2021 16:04:15 6 1
bbc
lol@ mass civil disobedience. Good luck with that...
49
11/03/2021 16:02:10 15 17
bbc
Op-La!...BBC removed my comment on France for...writing in French!

Here it is in good old English...

"A very big thank you to the French Government for including the UK in your initiative. For those of us who love France our continuing close ties ongoing are to be welcomed. I look forward to being in France when it is safe for all to go. Long live The Republic!"
57
11/03/2021 16:04:31 9 3
bbc
And here it is in Welsh...which is allowed...

"Diolch yn fawr iawn i Lywodraeth Ffrainc am gynnwys y DU yn eich menter. I'r rhai ohonom sy'n caru Ffrainc, mae ein cysylltiadau agos parhaus yn cael eu croesawu. Edrychaf ymlaen at fod yn Ffrainc pan fydd yn ddiogel i bawb fynd. Hir oes Y Weriniaeth!"
116
11/03/2021 16:15:12 1 0
bbc
Ich warte bis wann ich nach Deutschland Reisen kann.
149
11/03/2021 16:24:20 0 0
bbc
We’ll be waiting a long time butty !
42
11/03/2021 16:00:44 18 14
bbc
If Macron continues with his anti British rhetoric, we should bypass France as a tourist destination and tax it’s wine and cars out of existence. The cars are pants anyway as they make mechanicals out of cheese
58
11/03/2021 16:04:34 10 1
bbc
You want to tax all EU wine and cars? You know how trade wars work yeah?
103
11/03/2021 16:12:43 1 0
bbc
It's an informed guess but I very much doubt it.......
59
11/03/2021 16:00:52 2 3
bbc
Who cares.
I want to go to Asia
60
11/03/2021 16:04:59 78 23
bbc
Simple solution to travel in my view is countries only allow in people with both doses of vaccine with 2nd dose at least 21 days previous. Provide a negative test and you can come in. Anybody not able to comply with that goes into quarantine at their cost. Simple and effective.
86
11/03/2021 16:09:45 66 96
bbc
So basically, only those over 70 can go on holiday this year then...Glad I spent a year stuck in my home protecting them..
102
11/03/2021 16:12:24 4 14
bbc
Sort of agree, but if I am fully vaccinated the test will prove negative, no need to test if vaccinated.
350
11/03/2021 17:13:25 2 1
bbc
It's a self preservation society!! (The Italian Job).
955
11/03/2021 20:16:27 0 4
bbc
Why should you require a vax cert if you can provide a negative test?
23
11/03/2021 15:55:51 319 38
bbc
Meaningless for the U.K. as we’re aren’t allowed to travel until 17th May earliest, and France is a quarantine red-list country if you come back from there.
It is however an indication that France, with its 20k infections/day, acknowledges that the U.K. govt has Covid under control.
61
11/03/2021 16:05:00 100 31
bbc
Meaningless agreed. But note France is NOT a red list country, so (once we're allowed to go) just quarantine at home on return (which is fine by me - and yes I WILL do it properly!)
111
11/03/2021 16:14:03 12 0
bbc
In Scotland you are forced into hotel quarantine on returning from France.
863
11/03/2021 19:34:11 1 4
bbc
wow two weeks abroad then two weeks at home..must be public sector worker.
966
BAZ
11/03/2021 20:20:46 0 1
bbc
It is in Scotland.
973
11/03/2021 20:22:15 1 0
bbc
Well said, it is time to move on safely as long as folk are sensible.
62
11/03/2021 16:05:03 22 7
bbc
Er Not yet M Macron. Your on 3 wave , infection and deaths increasing, only 6% of adults vaccinated, 40% anti vaxxers.

I'm not wasting 12 months of lockdown just so you can buy your baguettes
507
11/03/2021 17:44:56 3 8
bbc
Still only got 2/3 of our death count though as they managed the situation properly at the outset, unlike Borisconi, who wilfully endangered thousands of lives.
63
11/03/2021 16:05:04 2 1
bbc
How recent does the negative test have to be ? I’ve tested negative, but that was last fall. The UK doesn’t encourage repeat testing unless hospitalised ? Not that France will be on the list.
88
11/03/2021 16:09:56 2 0
bbc
72 hours
109
11/03/2021 16:13:45 0 0
bbc
72hrs. So you would need to pay for private test I would guess.
23
11/03/2021 15:55:51 319 38
bbc
Meaningless for the U.K. as we’re aren’t allowed to travel until 17th May earliest, and France is a quarantine red-list country if you come back from there.
It is however an indication that France, with its 20k infections/day, acknowledges that the U.K. govt has Covid under control.
64
11/03/2021 16:05:19 12 1
bbc
Might be on your quarantine red list, but it's not on the UK government's list
10
11/03/2021 15:50:24 59 53
bbc
The French are not our enemies. In spite of what far right tabloids tell us.
65
11/03/2021 16:05:21 13 9
bbc
Not enemies just bad neighbours
49
11/03/2021 16:02:10 15 17
bbc
Op-La!...BBC removed my comment on France for...writing in French!

Here it is in good old English...

"A very big thank you to the French Government for including the UK in your initiative. For those of us who love France our continuing close ties ongoing are to be welcomed. I look forward to being in France when it is safe for all to go. Long live The Republic!"
66
11/03/2021 16:05:35 1 5
bbc
Sycophant
67
11/03/2021 16:05:35 3 4
bbc
I worry about France. Yes they have our Kent variant but have they not heard about our new Reggae Variant ( VUI-202103/01)? They could be dancing a completely different way if it spreads into their population!
The wealthy are welcome to their Gallic jaunts, I'll stay local this Summer thanks.
68
11/03/2021 16:05:41 418 39
bbc
Tourist season approaches and France loves us again ??
127
11/03/2021 16:17:24 295 225
bbc
Please be assured the feeling is not mutual...holiday in France ?

I'd rather boil my own head.
172
11/03/2021 16:31:31 10 6
bbc
Whoo Hoo. Lets go.
242
11/03/2021 16:48:54 13 18
bbc
dumb ass
361
11/03/2021 17:16:33 0 0
bbc
Method in their madness.
425
11/03/2021 17:30:04 0 2
bbc
I am with the BBC graphic on this one - the journalist looking bewildered with question marks. Well we might be welcome, but at this moment even i, a remoaner, might feel more inclined to merely pass through rather than stay. Balkans are nicer and cheaper .... and not French.
531
11/03/2021 17:44:10 1 2
bbc
Shame the food is such crap
546
11/03/2021 17:47:30 1 1
bbc
France is where the Brazilian variant of covid is...EU has the least vaccinated people
658
11/03/2021 18:28:11 0 0
bbc
Suits me fine.
17
11/03/2021 15:54:47 176 10
bbc
The world is opening up, slowly but surely. Be patient, be sensible - life will return to normal.
69
11/03/2021 16:06:00 52 161
bbc
Good news. Time for a receiprical agreement Boris - let's get the country and the economy opened up and start prioritising the future.
137
11/03/2021 16:18:34 14 7
bbc
It was this type of sentiment about superfluous economics that promoted the pandemic. And you dare to express hope that it's going to solve the problem it created? How ridiculous! The Voice of Reason, my 'arris!
182
11/03/2021 16:34:38 9 11
bbc
Tories only prioritise their cronies, as has become all to evident lately! Cummins should've been sacked and prosecuted, instead he gets a 40% pay rise... Local pub landlord gets multi million pound deal........
190
11/03/2021 16:36:05 1 7
bbc
Ditch the year too late quarantine Boris, and we're laughing.... Hurrah!
423
11/03/2021 17:29:53 2 8
bbc
Or, as Johnson says, "F**k Business".
878
11/03/2021 19:42:48 0 0
bbc
A joke, right?
11/03/2021 21:01:10 1 0
bbc
Really . If we had remained in the EU we would not have our vaccinations until this time next year because the EU would not have allowed it . There is no economy until everyone is vaccinated and the EU are way behind on that one
24
11/03/2021 15:56:02 24 35
bbc
This tyranny has gone on long enough.

We have vaccines. The NHS is no longr under any threat. It is time for the restrictions to end and for normal life to resume.

Johnson's proposed date of normality by June is probably far too slow, but if even that date is delayed, we can expect to see mass civil disobedience.

Enough is enough.
70
11/03/2021 16:06:00 7 1
bbc
Hopefully we will never have enough ignorant people in one place at any one time to see mass civil disobedience.
The restrictions are an inconvenience, death is permanent.
93
11/03/2021 16:11:01 2 4
bbc
When there is no longer any risk of the NHS being overwhelmed, the restrictions are an unjustified and disproportonate assault on our civil liberties.

If you are so scared that you wish to lock yourself away at home until all infectious disease disappears forever, then feel free. But that's no reason why the rest of us should have to stop living.
120
11/03/2021 16:09:35 0 2
bbc
And what will you say once you realize the restrictions are permanent too?
71
11/03/2021 16:06:15 9 7
bbc
Won't be going there.... Plague ridden country!
72
11/03/2021 16:06:37 272 26
bbc
With coronavirus out of control in France, to the extent that the French are having to ship their patients to Belgium, why on earth would you want to go there??
84
11/03/2021 16:09:26 62 1
bbc
This change applies to place the French can travel to without a good reason. We are still not allowed to go there without one.
143
11/03/2021 16:22:46 20 15
bbc
Cheese
The Mona Lisa
Bridget Bardot
Long lunches
Jacques Tati
Arc de Triomphe
President Macron
The Louvre
Wine
Citroen DS
Le Mont-St-Michel
Jean Paul Sartre
Notre-Dame
Plat de Jour
Picasso
Paris
Charcuterie
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Cote D'Azur
The Seine
Boulangeries
Citroen 2CV
Champagne
Pasteur
Berets
The Alps
Matisse
Versailles
Boule
Marseilles
De Gaulle
Small dogs
Garlic
Pastis
Pont du Gard
552
11/03/2021 17:49:20 7 2
bbc
Paris has large amount of the Brazilian variant of covid
Why go to that dump anyway horrible obnoxious people garnered with a personal hygiene problem Removed
820
11/03/2021 19:21:32 4 1
bbc
We have a friend who has stayed lockdowned in UK for 12 months now and has no intention of returning. It’s to risky in France he says. He just found out today that his father and nearest family are now positive.
11/03/2021 20:37:59 1 0
bbc
For work! I need to go open clinical trials there and it has been delayed for months, depriving patients of innovative treatments
12/03/2021 17:06:43 0 0
bbc
Freedom to escape the thought police of the Covid Recovery Group aka European Reform Group and the mindlessness of UKIP or whatever name it travels under nowadays. Also not having to see the screaming diatribe of the Mail, Express and Sun.
38
11/03/2021 15:58:51 37 6
bbc
this only applies to French expats living in the 6 countries mentioned. It's not open gates to everyone yet. Hold your horses
73
11/03/2021 16:06:38 31 7
bbc
The article does NOT say that!!!
114
11/03/2021 16:14:55 10 0
bbc
the twitted video link says that.. it's bad journalism
11/03/2021 21:10:57 2 0
bbc
Try reading the whole article, including translating the tweet you'll see Sebee is correct. The BBC headline is wrong, should have read:
France eases travel from UK and six other countries for it's french citizens
Removed
75
11/03/2021 16:07:22 5 4
bbc
Relatively high levels of infection in France - mostly variant first detected in Kent - so they open borders to allow it to spread, whilst still under restrictions themselves. Obvious ploy to boost failing tourist industry - but isn't this similar to the Chinese approach in Dec 2019, restrict interior travel then permit the disease to go around the world
37
11/03/2021 15:58:22 369 83
bbc
They will try every trick to restrict our exports, but when it comes to us spending money there its....Ce n'est pas un problème
76
11/03/2021 16:07:28 99 460
bbc
Great news - well done President Macron. It's a shame Boris doesn't have as much forethought ( or, dare I say it, backbone!)
96
11/03/2021 16:11:20 75 11
bbc
Yes Boris should say;

We will open the border when you have caught up with our immunisation program!
153
11/03/2021 16:21:37 48 5
bbc
Are you serious ?- well done Macron !! - his personal disinformation comments on the A Z vaccine will cost thousands of French lives. So great- all go to France and bring it back again...ridiculous comment
167
11/03/2021 16:30:33 40 6
bbc
You are having a laugh. Forethought by Macron, the fool that has failed in the vaccine programme on all counts.
225
11/03/2021 16:45:31 17 12
bbc
What you need to do is move to France. Goodbye have a nice time
398
11/03/2021 17:24:45 13 4
bbc
You’re really not very intelligent are you with that comment!
405
11/03/2021 17:23:20 6 2
bbc
Macron's PR nightmare: only 30% of French folks now want to be vaccinated and they are blaming the UK. Greece it is then.
462
11/03/2021 17:36:47 0 2
bbc
Still not getting that virus isn't political. Deluded.
517
WM
11/03/2021 17:46:37 2 4
bbc
Bring on Le Penn!
524
11/03/2021 17:47:35 2 2
bbc
Are you French?
857
11/03/2021 19:33:16 1 3
bbc
Macron is a loser
962
11/03/2021 20:19:26 1 0
bbc
Or much thought at all. But Johnson is doing his best. He always has done the best he can do
11/03/2021 20:31:07 0 1
bbc
Deluded
11/03/2021 20:58:26 0 1
bbc
Maybe Macron is beginning to realise we have things under control as he loses it . The French change sides at any opportunity
12/03/2021 06:57:46 0 0
bbc
Macron? Backbone? Forethought?

I must have passed into an alternative universe.

You really must stop sniffing your upholstery after you clean it.
52
11/03/2021 16:03:37 17 6
bbc
Good to see that Macron recognises the value of the £ spending power.

Buy British campaign having an impact too no doubt!

Let’s all go to Greece instead!
77
11/03/2021 16:07:58 14 12
bbc
The Greeks don’t want tiny minded people either, stay in your glorious uk??
78
11/03/2021 16:08:00 9 15
bbc
The French people are brilliant and the country is wonderful. They have a few challenging individuals like Mr Macron, but they will sort him out in time. We have our own narcissistic individuals as well and we need to sort them out at the next election, democracy.
43
11/03/2021 16:00:50 6 4
bbc
Now the ferries will be over booked with wine runs, people better check the new quota's or they might have to leave cases behind.
79
11/03/2021 16:08:08 0 0
bbc
SEBEE apart french xpats, basically said only trade or emergency visits. Traders i know that buy in france used to only stay the whole day , or do 1 overnighter unless they traded in the south of france ,which is quite rare. UK DATE for leisure travel is May 17 th if this runs to the goverment guidelines
39
NJD
11/03/2021 15:59:16 4 9
bbc
Well said now wait for the hysterical pro lockdown elderly curmudgeons to start frothing at the mouth
80
11/03/2021 16:08:20 4 3
bbc
I can assure you that there are plenty of sensible young people who se e the need for a lockdown,including two of my young relatives who are working on the front l line on busy covid wards.I do hope that you do not think a holiday abroad,maybe in a country with a high covid rate,is worth sacrificing other innocent people for,or are you that self-centered?
328
rob
11/03/2021 17:08:09 1 0
bbc
Yo Bertha, relax it's over, NHS Frontline staff have only 30% of the cases now compared to when they were at 100% capacity 6 weeks ago.

So 30% is the NHS 'Saved'.... We are only doing this to 'Save' the NHS and Lives.

The lives have been saved, the NHS saved (til the next drama before its sold off - well the rest is sold off)

Live a little, it's bloody great
867
11/03/2021 19:36:26 0 0
bbc
I really hope you don't drive and potentially put innocent people at risk.
Oh, and perhaps you should never cook again incase you expose innocent people to food poisoning.
I really hope you are not that self-centered are you?
25
rob
11/03/2021 15:56:10 10 22
bbc
Boris Under pressure now. Remember the average age of death from Covid 19 in the UK is 82.4. The average age of hospitalisation is 71....... The over 71's will have been given 2 doses by end of April.

Feel the heat Boris, no reason for a Lockdown
81
11/03/2021 16:08:28 3 0
bbc
I agree, but also lets just be patient, go with timetable laid out. We have waited over a year, a few more weeks is no big ask.
40
11/03/2021 16:00:23 21 8
bbc
Rubbish,the scientists do no t agree with you.
82
11/03/2021 16:09:08 3 2
bbc
Unfortunately, the Scientists don't run the country they are there to advise and the government act on their advice. Unfortunately that's why we got in this mess as their advice was ignored last year as hysteria.
40
11/03/2021 16:00:23 21 8
bbc
Rubbish,the scientists do no t agree with you.
83
11/03/2021 16:09:20 4 1
bbc
If we listened to certain scientists (not all scientists) these restrictions would continue forever until no-one catches Covid-19 at all.

That is not happening.
72
11/03/2021 16:06:37 272 26
bbc
With coronavirus out of control in France, to the extent that the French are having to ship their patients to Belgium, why on earth would you want to go there??
84
11/03/2021 16:09:26 62 1
bbc
This change applies to place the French can travel to without a good reason. We are still not allowed to go there without one.
85
11/03/2021 16:09:30 77 24
bbc
We should close our border to them, until they have immunised as many as we have!
176
11/03/2021 16:33:15 10 28
bbc
How will you close that 310 mile land border ?

Hint : You cannot.
215
11/03/2021 16:38:11 3 1
bbc
2023 then
514
11/03/2021 17:45:44 6 9
bbc
Why on earth would they want to come to britain >>.THERE ARE NICE PLACES TO VISIT. Yours is NOT one of them
60
11/03/2021 16:04:59 78 23
bbc
Simple solution to travel in my view is countries only allow in people with both doses of vaccine with 2nd dose at least 21 days previous. Provide a negative test and you can come in. Anybody not able to comply with that goes into quarantine at their cost. Simple and effective.
86
11/03/2021 16:09:45 66 96
bbc
So basically, only those over 70 can go on holiday this year then...Glad I spent a year stuck in my home protecting them..
152
BD
11/03/2021 16:24:57 20 10
bbc
Perhaps read the science before posting such a nasty, pathetic little rant ...
Let alone reading up on the demographics of who has been travelling over the past year.
Suck a lemon, why not!
158
11/03/2021 16:26:25 17 6
bbc
So you'd rather they all died?! Nice.

And not true about over 70s... over 50s being jabbed now.. 3 months later means they'll have 2nd dose in June... so they'll be OK, plus all front line health and care plus all vulnerable over 18. Lots really. Many other U50s will be OK August and September.
277
11/03/2021 16:54:58 13 0
bbc
Get your facts straight - 56 - 59 yr olds vaccinated this week will have had a 2nd vaccination by end of May so 21st June would apply to a lot more than just over 70s
648
11/03/2021 18:22:44 6 2
bbc
You'll be vaccinated on next couple of months, calm down dear.
11/03/2021 20:55:31 0 0
bbc
The over 70's were not the cause of the rise in cases as most stayed at home. Problem was the young people and families still going out with no social distancing to be seen. Even now I ventured out shopping a couple of days ago, there were children in groups, close together with no masks on, simply ignoring the rules. Ok to have them back in school, but soon as they are out they break the rules.
11/03/2021 21:05:47 0 1
bbc
One day young people will be doing it for you mate . Unless of course your attitude becomes the norm and then you wont even be allowed to survive when you get it . Your life is luxury compared to how the older generation had to suffer for your future when they were young
11/03/2021 21:11:00 1 0
bbc
Put your address up, I'll send you a postcard ??
22
11/03/2021 15:55:50 20 16
bbc
but its not followed or enforced so opening floodgates to eu tourists
87
11/03/2021 16:09:52 2 1
bbc
So the six hour wait at immigration is by choice?

lol
63
11/03/2021 16:05:04 2 1
bbc
How recent does the negative test have to be ? I’ve tested negative, but that was last fall. The UK doesn’t encourage repeat testing unless hospitalised ? Not that France will be on the list.
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11/03/2021 16:09:56 2 0
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72 hours
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11/03/2021 15:51:02 15 11
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Some common sense beginning to show amongst our European friends, allowing families to reunite and children to go to school.

That said, no-one else should really be travelling until the vaccinations are further down the line, both here and there.
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11/03/2021 16:10:18 7 3
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Not sure there's any common sense involved - have you listened to Macron recently? No, just money, pure and simple...
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11/03/2021 16:02:27 9 4
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Why would we want to go there while cases are rising.
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11/03/2021 16:10:34 3 9
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It's rising in France because of our parting gift to the EU, the Kent varient.
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11/03/2021 16:10:49 0 1
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Think we are all singing from roughly the same hymn sheet in Europe in terms of having to learn to live with Covid 19 over the next 3 months or so. It will be interesting to see when and if Australia and New Zealand reciprocate and begin to open up.
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11/03/2021 16:13:57 1 0
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They can't they have painted themselves into a corner, one case and it's lockdown.
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11/03/2021 16:38:38 0 0
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Why on earth would Australia and New Zealand want to 'reciprocate and begin to open up'?
They have been in a fortunate position, able minimise the worldwide impact of Covid (possibly also helped by good management); why should they 'open up' to people from countries that are not doing so well, ie still Covid hotspots??
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11/03/2021 16:10:52 11 1
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Been to France many times great place plenty of space and get away from it places, prefer the countryside to the cities, will let the Covid storm and EU trantums subside before I go again but pleased the world is opening up again.
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11/03/2021 16:06:00 7 1
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Hopefully we will never have enough ignorant people in one place at any one time to see mass civil disobedience.
The restrictions are an inconvenience, death is permanent.
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11/03/2021 16:11:01 2 4
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When there is no longer any risk of the NHS being overwhelmed, the restrictions are an unjustified and disproportonate assault on our civil liberties.

If you are so scared that you wish to lock yourself away at home until all infectious disease disappears forever, then feel free. But that's no reason why the rest of us should have to stop living.
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11/03/2021 15:54:47 176 10
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The world is opening up, slowly but surely. Be patient, be sensible - life will return to normal.
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11/03/2021 16:11:02 19 5
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Exactly. I am happy to wait that bit longer. I certainly dont want to book any overseas travel till I have had my jab, more so because I feel countries will only accept vaccinated people then a worry of catching Covid or worse still passing it on.
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11/03/2021 17:48:08 4 2
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Wake up. You can still catch and transmit the disease even after having the jab. Are you deliberately spreading misinformation?
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11/03/2021 16:11:05 1 5
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Although the French Prime Minister was recently sent to prison for dishonesty, this is a decent gesture by our friends across the channel - which makes me think that some of them are probably ok. Well done chaps.
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11/03/2021 16:07:28 99 460
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Great news - well done President Macron. It's a shame Boris doesn't have as much forethought ( or, dare I say it, backbone!)
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11/03/2021 16:11:20 75 11
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Yes Boris should say;

We will open the border when you have caught up with our immunisation program!
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11/03/2021 17:26:54 2 3
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Why? Do explain your inane comment. I guess you're more of a Torremolinos kind of guy, eh? (It's not in France btw but it is 'foreign', though hard to believe it other than the weather).
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11/03/2021 18:28:59 6 5
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You are right. The NHS has done a brilliant job with the immunisation programme (program is American English by the way!). But they've done it despite Bojo not because of him. How many of our citizens have died?
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11/03/2021 16:11:25 37 5
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A none story. None essential travel banned still here and likely to be for sometime, why bother reporting?
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11/03/2021 19:19:51 7 2
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Non story. Non essential.
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11/03/2021 15:58:22 369 83
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They will try every trick to restrict our exports, but when it comes to us spending money there its....Ce n'est pas un problème
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11/03/2021 16:11:42 17 6
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the twitter video message is directed to French expats living in the 6 countries mentioned. International travel is still restricted.
Stop your paranoia
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11/03/2021 18:55:04 5 2
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They can’t help it , fuelled by the current Leadership of this country. They yearn for Britain being great again and then elect Boris as the man to do it , Laughable.
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11/03/2021 15:57:42 7 3
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They will miss you so much Dave.
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11/03/2021 16:11:43 1 0
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Dont be Dave'ist. Daves matter !!
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11/03/2021 16:04:07 20 12
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And so it begins ...again, why can't folk just stay at home
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11/03/2021 16:12:02 11 11
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Don't have much of a life Ernie?
Removed
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11/03/2021 17:19:27 1 0
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Why are you being disrespectful of this person's opinion ?