'Greed' and 'capitalism' helped UK's vaccines success, says PM
24/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,658
But Boris Johnson immediately retracts the comments made during a Zoom meeting with Tory MPs.
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24/03/2021 10:03:23 639 126
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Greed certainly played a part in the procurement of substandard PPE from donors and friends-of-friends.
up she pops Removed
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24/03/2021 10:05:49 5 26
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"procurement" - the hint is in the title.
Uber - how do you manage to get the first post, usually critical of the government, Brexit or the UK in general, so often on these HYS? Some might think you are sitting refreshing your browser every few seconds whilst waiting for the HYS to open. Others might suggest you work for, or are closely linked to someone who works for, the BBC. Please can you clarify? Removed
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24/03/2021 10:14:11 28 60
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You would have had steam coming out of your ears if we actually ran out of PPE, but ensuring it never ran out is still to be criticised?

If we had left it to the usual procurement processes we'd still be waiting for the first shipment to be passed by Quality Control.
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24/03/2021 10:19:43 71 10
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Capitalism and greed also create homelessness, foodbanks, poverty, inequality, etc. Not to mention rich Tory donors.
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24/03/2021 10:20:09 5 37
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If it is substandard they don't get paid
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24/03/2021 10:30:43 13 1
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Why is he quoting Gordon Gekko .. he award PPE contracts to fellow Tories
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24/03/2021 10:48:51 3 7
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Unlike the Labour Liverpool Lord Mayor eh. Labour wouldn't do such things.
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24/03/2021 10:36:38 0 1
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And your proof is?
24/03/2021 11:00:28 1 4
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EU greed. Had the EU not banned exports of PPE that Italy and UK had ordered, a desperate attempt to get it from anyone might have been avoided. They start a vaccine ban soon to. Lets hope the UK doesn't retaliate, Pfizer pointed out without UK reagent exports their EU vaccines wouldn't be produced. Fortunately we've not done a Biden, lets hope we don't do an 'EU' either.
24/03/2021 12:29:45 0 0
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goodness you have no evidence it was friends of friends.....
24/03/2021 12:43:18 0 0
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making these PPE in the first place is also greed as the companies that made them put the prices up
24/03/2021 13:40:53 1 0
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Yes plenty of greed amongst cabinet ministers looting treasury funds for their pals. £37 billion (eyewatering sum) for a track and trace system that hardly made an impact on the spread of the virus.....
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24/03/2021 10:03:45 278 54
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Are certain MP's trying to topple Johnson by dobbing him in to the BBC?
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24/03/2021 10:05:45 247 36
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They dobbed him in to The Sun, which you'd know if you'd read the article.
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24/03/2021 10:06:32 22 15
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hope so
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24/03/2021 10:14:07 15 8
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Tell that to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
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24/03/2021 10:18:40 13 9
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They should
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24/03/2021 10:19:36 9 23
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Whatever are you suggesting? That Gove rnment ministers are briefing against our beloved leader? Boris should be worried, Kuennsberg seems to have turned against him, and bbc news seem to have given her carte blanche to run whatever propaganda she wants to.
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24/03/2021 10:24:20 11 5
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Fingers crossed
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24/03/2021 10:25:20 8 2
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He won't be left in charge much longer, perhaps till the study about why the pandemic here was so bad. He has achieved Brexit, which was what he was originally put there to do, but nobody else wants the job just now.
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24/03/2021 10:31:40 3 8
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the BBC sits at 10 downing streets
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24/03/2021 10:37:36 16 0
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There is a long history of backstabbing in politics & the Tory Party are especially adept at this practice.
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24/03/2021 10:44:11 5 3
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Hopefully.
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24/03/2021 10:55:49 2 4
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you mean to the none bias broadcaster ha ha ha
24/03/2021 11:09:57 6 1
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The worse prime minister this country has had, just as he was the worse Foreign Secretary.
24/03/2021 11:48:27 1 1
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if Boris was my boss I would dob him in as he is useless and dangerous
24/03/2021 12:47:31 1 0
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The Sun should name its source
24/03/2021 13:19:05 0 0
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It was The Sun who it was 'dobbed into' .

Try reading the article before commenting and making yourself look a bit silly.
24/03/2021 15:07:22 0 0
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Only Bozo knows what he really meant!

As Capitalism collapsed in 2008 and has been bankrolled by Central Government handouts from money imagined into existence it's a little silly to be praising Capitalism; and even dafter to praise greed when it was the greed of the rich which bust the economy.

And it was the billions poured into research by the world's governments that financed the vaccines!
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24/03/2021 10:03:51 28 42
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Well of course this story was going to be opened up for have your say. There’s nothing better than a bit of Boris bashing by the BBC to deflect from the license fee for the over 75’s.
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24/03/2021 10:06:16 19 9
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boris deserves every bit of bashing he gets - karma for his institutional lying and power grabbing
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24/03/2021 10:06:52 8 1
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Maybe complain about The Sun, if you've got a problem with this, but then for some people there's nothing better than a bit of BBC bashing.
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24/03/2021 10:08:32 3 3
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Candles for the Covid dead. Great bit of deflection by Boris as it was his incompetence that killed so many.
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24/03/2021 10:08:47 4 1
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The bbc props up the tory government. If you can't see that I despair!
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24/03/2021 10:12:10 3 1
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But there's nothing worse than a Tory apologist.....
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:03:53 28 31
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Is this really news worthy?

If you're not greedy to an extent, you get nothing. That applies to everything in life. Deal with it.
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 19 9
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I think you are missing the entire significance of the comment and how it may affect international relations.
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24/03/2021 10:06:12 3 6
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You sound like a real selfish bar-steward.
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24/03/2021 10:07:00 4 2
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Do you know the difference between sufficient and gluttonous ?
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PF
24/03/2021 10:07:30 1 3
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Charity, friends, community, relationships. Sure, you might also get something out of it, but if that’s the driving force, then I don’t think you get any of them really.
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24/03/2021 10:03:58 16 16
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Exactly what I expected to hear.
For once, thanks for the honesty PM
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24/03/2021 10:09:07 9 3
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Just as a stopped clock is right twice a day, an inveterate occasionally tells the truth, if only by saying random words.
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24/03/2021 10:13:23 0 1
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You call that pm ?
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24/03/2021 10:04:04 223 82
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AKA "tory sleaze".

All too familiar, regrettably.
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24/03/2021 10:06:16 100 94
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Incentive makes the world go around, that is a fact of the human condition.
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24/03/2021 10:57:58 2 1
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You sound like that well-known lothario 'Slugger' Prescott. He loved that tag. Thanks for the memories.
24/03/2021 11:01:33 1 3
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And what recently has been Tory sleaze, maybe you’ve got your party’s mixed up
24/03/2021 11:27:45 1 1
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They're backing a Swedish/UK company who are producing a vaccines which is cheaper than the US versions and will distribute to developing countries at cost where's the sleaze in the vaccination programme. This is what the article is about!!
24/03/2021 12:49:24 0 0
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and labour are bubbling over with apathy
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24/03/2021 10:04:06 233 53
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When people tell you who they are, believe them the first time. Everyone should know by now exactly what Johnson is like, this should be of no surprise.
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24/03/2021 10:13:43 109 78
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Capitalism and Free market is not a bad idea as many socialists tend to think.

Capitalism is about competition. Socialism is about co operation. Both have their own role to play in any society . Without competition whole society will become dull and incompetent

And whole natural world and evolution is about competition as well as cooperation
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24/03/2021 10:14:05 6 16
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It was a joke at his colleague's expense. Giving free access to over 1,000,000,000 Oxford jabs and £500m + to COVAX is not selfish.
24/03/2021 11:28:55 1 2
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and so far he has delivered on TWO major issues, Brexit AND the Vaccine project. His vaccine project such a success that the EU has gone into meltdown & now spends more time attempting to destroy UK success than trying to fix the disaster that is their Vaccine project!
24/03/2021 12:48:47 1 0
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It was a joke
24/03/2021 12:47:44 0 0
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Met him personally have you?
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24/03/2021 10:04:31 601 74
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Greed?

I thought it was the selfless work of dedicated scientists dedicating years of their lives in hard working study to help better the health of mankind.

Silly me.
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24/03/2021 10:13:37 314 309
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It was a joke at his colleague's expense. Giving free access to over 1,000,000,000 Oxford jabs and £500m + to COVAX is not selfish.
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24/03/2021 10:14:39 74 45
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Capitalism and Free market is not a bad idea as many socialists tend to think.

Capitalism is about competition. Socialism is about co operation. Both have their own role to play in any society . Without competition whole society will become dull and incompetent

And whole natural world and evolution is about competition as well as cooperation
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24/03/2021 10:15:02 76 42
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To be fair, this is the closest he's come in a while not lying. We shouldn't discourage that.

I wonder how it will sit with his fans though. They seem to think we can defeat anything with sovereignty, blue passports and optimism. They may have to change their creed to include capitalism.
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24/03/2021 10:18:39 86 1
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Lots of comments imply it is "greed" of Boris, and not that of those investing in vaccine development to ride the wave off the back of billions being spent on orders by governments around the world.

As a research chemist, my work was guided by where the company thought there was potential for profit. Not becasue it makes peoples lives easier. Drug companies have always been driven by profit.
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24/03/2021 10:19:14 56 19
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I agree - market forces haven't led to millions being on furlough. And capitalism was not behind the massive state-funded (taxpayer paid) Test and Trace or vaccine acquisition programmes.
At best, the PM tried (and failed) to make a poor joke; at worst, he is mocking all of us who are going to be paying for this for years to come.
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24/03/2021 10:20:56 57 3
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"I thought it was the selfless work of dedicated scientists dedicating years of their lives in hard working study to help better the health of mankind."

Thank you, as a scientist I have spent many a long night working or studying. I would add though, that I do get paid (not brilliantly, but not badly) and if I stopped getting paid I wouldn't work. We aren't entirely altruistic.
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24/03/2021 10:19:57 10 1
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Ha ha!

You are very easily taken in then Poldarks. Anyone in the medical products industry knows it's all about the money and nothing else
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24/03/2021 10:29:52 8 12
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They still got paid didn't they? And what pays for their salaries? Oh, that's right selling drugs for a profit. Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried and if you don't like capitalism go live in Venezuela....no? didn't think so.
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24/03/2021 10:29:57 9 1
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Very underpaid scientists, I once again add.
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24/03/2021 10:32:27 2 6
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Those scientists aren't doing it for free are they? Or the companies that employ them?

Yes, silly you.
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24/03/2021 10:30:23 5 0
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Why is he quoting Gordon Gekko ...Pharmaceuticals is a billion pound industry plus he award PPE contracts to fellow Tories
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24/03/2021 10:42:44 1 0
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I too thought this.
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Bob
24/03/2021 10:43:04 0 0
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And how would that help the UK programme if, as Trump tried to do, it was just bought up by another country? It wouldn't. Scientists is not in the game of logistics and manufacturing and distribution and licence deals.
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24/03/2021 10:44:07 1 0
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Silly billy!
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24/03/2021 10:47:31 5 0
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And not to forget the massive none-for-profit organisation we cherish like a national treasure called the NHS providing much of the back up support during trials, and now being tasked with delivering the jabs. Capitalism isn't always the most expeditious or efficient way of achieving national undertakings.
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24/03/2021 10:49:45 2 0
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Were you one of those stockpiling toilet rolls and pasta?

Then you won’t be criticising Boris for his greed.
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24/03/2021 10:58:02 0 4
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Yes, Silly You, and Silly BBC, IF a throw away remark over a stunning success so focuses the mind of the BBC what has it come to? The EU is about to do a Biden and ban Vaccine exports, Pfizer, Bloomberg, Reuteurs, Oz, Canada ALL attack them over their behaviour (the 1st 3 mentioned so Europhile even Euronews seems neutral) they are so appalled at the EU & the BBC? Picks up a Boris joke!
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24/03/2021 10:04:36 118 44
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Capitalists don't tend to invest in research. It's far too high risk of not paying out. And without that initial research, mainly funded from non-profit, the capitalists would have nothing to buy.
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24/03/2021 10:08:06 74 57
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Capitalists don't invest in research because it's high risk... Have you been to the US and Silicon Valley? Have you read anything about industrial development of the globe since the 18th century? Do you know why capitalist countries are the richest on the planet and the cold war ended?
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24/03/2021 10:09:17 13 6
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And what planet do you come from? Clearly not earth.
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24/03/2021 10:11:14 14 9
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You just know this hys is going to be the next BBC focal point for left wingers' grievance? Sigh.

Spookily enough, private companies are neither wholly motivated by pure undiluted altruism, and nor are they completely disinterested in making money (notwithstanding the not-for-profit status of the AZ vaccine at least, can't speak for Pfizer).

"Birds and the bees" much...?
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24/03/2021 10:15:31 15 13
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Capitalists pay the taxes and sponsor the university departments that enable the academic blue sky research. As well as doing the commercial development work without which the blue sky researchers have nothing to sell.
You can't have a working economy which is 100% public sector, Comrade.
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24/03/2021 10:49:39 3 3
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Most research is conducted by for-profit organisation and by an order of magnitude. Without innovation capitalism would not be effective. By their very nature non-profit and the private sector are largely ineffective or incompetent at innovation
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24/03/2021 10:36:54 0 0
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he invested in PPE
24/03/2021 11:00:56 0 4
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Written by someone who has absolutely no idea about how big Pharma works.

They invest Billions upon Billions in research, which is why when they bring a new drug to market they get a 5 year "free run", i.e. no one can copy it, to recoup the massive outlay (on the research that both did and did not end up with a viable product).

Keep your clueless rants to yourself, you clearly have no idea
24/03/2021 11:18:13 0 2
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Utter tosh, capitalism supplies the money for all research as govt funds come from the private business that employ and pay staff/suppliers generating tax for govt to spend not forgetting the business that also invest huge amounts in R&D. The only money that charities and the like have and make is from capitalism, they are a cost, nothing more.
24/03/2021 12:41:58 0 1
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ROFL - who on earth do you think provides Uni research grants for PhD's, sponsors the actual laboratories etc, in addition to having their own labs! Lucky there isn't a basic test required to post on an HYS, you'd fail it!
24/03/2021 13:28:05 0 0
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Capitalist do invest heavily in research and make huge bets on unproven research. That said, even unproven research needs to have an identifiable potential upside for profits. This means that research for the sake of research or scientific research is limited by the capitalist profit motive.
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24/03/2021 10:04:38 23 28
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Classic BBC, of all the stories to get a HYS, its this one... LOL...
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24/03/2021 10:05:32 27 4
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It started in the Sun, that Murdoch-owned Tory rag.
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24/03/2021 10:04:39 24 7
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Lord Gordon Gecko to get cabinet position....
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24/03/2021 10:04:56 55 36
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Greed by Tories, their donors and cronies is a standard feature of this government.
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24/03/2021 10:09:18 11 12
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Democracy eh.
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24/03/2021 10:13:22 2 7
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Yeah, because in your world "profit" is a dirty word and "wealth creation" doesn't exist.

What do you think powers the Welfare State, the NHS, Councils and public services?
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24/03/2021 10:38:31 0 1
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all about making money off tax payers
24/03/2021 13:12:01 1 0
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as is the vaccine project ;-)
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24/03/2021 10:03:23 639 126
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Greed certainly played a part in the procurement of substandard PPE from donors and friends-of-friends.
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up she pops Removed
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24/03/2021 10:05:04 107 49
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Bojo & Co had made such a mess of everything that as soon as a vaccine became probable they bought everything that they could from everywhere. When there is a discussion about what happened the public will be horrified about their incompetence. We had around a month to prepare and di absolutely nothing. Then just threw as much money to cronies as possible. Greed - yes but only to mates.
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24/03/2021 10:25:52 46 37
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They didn't buy a vaccine that was probable they invested in contracts in the hope that a vaccine would be developed and it was thanks to UK money not thanks to the EU who were 2 months late
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24/03/2021 10:33:46 5 3
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And not their money!
24/03/2021 11:14:06 4 2
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Panorama on Monday detailed exactly how badly this government has handled the pandemic. So much info was available before hand, multiple reports from the medical profession highlighting both the shortage of PPE due to cut funding and NHS staff directly due to Brexit. The cygnet report that told the government Pandemic was the biggest threat to the UK, All ignored by this incompetent rabble
24/03/2021 11:23:10 0 2
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Popycock
24/03/2021 13:06:56 1 0
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So the EU is better at making a mess than Boris? Lucky for us he is so bad it means we are getting vaccinated, the EU aren't
24/03/2021 13:47:02 0 0
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I can not wait for the Public Enquiry . Three Supreme Court Judges with unlimited terms of reference . Get the Tower of London ready and build an extension
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24/03/2021 10:05:05 362 85
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Another own goal this man cant stop scoring
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24/03/2021 10:25:28 123 246
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It was a joke.
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24/03/2021 10:27:40 7 8
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Greed or money or power or recognition or sometimes all of them motivate people to do the exceptional.

Why should vaccine development be any different.

I am just glad that there are those with the intellect, drive, amibition to do it.
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Bob
24/03/2021 10:29:42 15 5
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A joke the BBC-SUN have turned against him.
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24/03/2021 10:32:34 33 6
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Hopefully his Gerald Ratner moment. Get your coat Boris.
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24/03/2021 10:35:41 5 18
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Who cares?
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24/03/2021 10:59:14 4 0
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In more ways than one, it would appear!
24/03/2021 11:12:45 4 5
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if every vaccination is an own goal, then keep them coming. The EU would love own goals like that.
24/03/2021 12:33:29 0 0
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Try reading the article.....
24/03/2021 12:46:26 0 0
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At least he is doing something not like Stammer sitting on the fence
24/03/2021 12:46:54 0 0
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It was a joke - get a life
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24/03/2021 10:04:38 23 28
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Classic BBC, of all the stories to get a HYS, its this one... LOL...
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24/03/2021 10:05:32 27 4
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It started in the Sun, that Murdoch-owned Tory rag.
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24/03/2021 10:05:33 472 92
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Greed
£30bn for Test and Trace that didn't work
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24/03/2021 10:10:43 372 71
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It worked for his buddies that got the contract.
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24/03/2021 10:18:33 12 18
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Sorry but we haven’t spent £30bn only about £5bn, the rest is just set aside ‘in case’ it’s needed.
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24/03/2021 10:22:30 14 14
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How many tests are being carried out? Define "didn't work" except the cases where people choose to ignore the tracer
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24/03/2021 10:26:22 18 6
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Well it did for his pal who took the money with no sign of a system - that disappeared quickly without a trace
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24/03/2021 10:32:40 10 12
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It does work, loom at the way we are able to track and isolate variants. It has its faults but it is now a lot better than most other countries can manage at the moment.
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24/03/2021 10:48:53 10 18
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Utter rubbish.

The bulk of the £30b was spent on Testing, which bought the UK the largest testing capacity in Europe. Much of the infrastructure for testing has also been utilised for the world leading vaccination programe.

How is that a failure?

Admittedly the much publicised tracing app was not a success, although is still in operation. By comparison that only cost a relatively paltry £35m.
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24/03/2021 10:54:29 4 7
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I'm pleased there's no greed in Russia and China or come to think of it in any population.
24/03/2021 11:03:58 1 4
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Doesn't work anywhere - see Germany third wave.
24/03/2021 11:07:31 3 4
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So how much would you charge for doing 1.5million tests a day all over the country and contacting the positives?
24/03/2021 11:11:07 2 4
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This idea that Test and Trace "didn't work" is a nonsense.

Does anybody seriously believe that the outbreak wouldn't be a LOT worse if nobody was tested?

If so, the WHO (who probably know a bit more about it) don't agree with you - right at the start they said "Test, Test, Test" - remember?
24/03/2021 11:12:53 2 4
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Most of the cost was spent testing people via PCR. That works just fine. We're doing half a million tests a day. The proportion of the test and trace cash that has been squandered is a fraction of the quoted £30bn
24/03/2021 10:58:02 2 5
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That’s a lie as 80% of that money was and is spent on testing, please stick to facts.
24/03/2021 12:00:06 2 3
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That £30bn figure is totally incorrect
24/03/2021 12:30:43 1 4
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Err I think you will find it does work and oddly enough it was the MSM and the labour party screaming for it over and over.
24/03/2021 12:44:00 1 0
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caused in many cases by people who didnt want it to work. We had 600 Donald Ducks in the area
24/03/2021 15:06:08 1 0
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No, just incompetence.
24/03/2021 15:06:35 1 0
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Only Bozo knows what he really meant!

As Capitalism collapsed in 2008 and has been bankrolled by Central Government handouts from money imagined into existence it's a little silly to be praising Capitalism; and even dafter to praise greed when it was the greed of the rich which bust the economy.

And it was the billions poured into research by the world's governments that financed the vaccines!
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24/03/2021 10:05:34 161 39
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Yes you showed your greed when you went snapping up PPE from all around the world. Every scammer going saw you coming and took you for a ride.
It wasn't incompetence it was corruption. They were in on it. Removed
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24/03/2021 10:27:03 7 5
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Everyone in every country was snapping up PPE to protect their frontline workers. Strangely some companies took advantage of this and produced sub-standard stuff. The UK was taken for a ride and so were other countries.
We didn't have enough PPE because the previous Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, didn't act on advice to increase our storage capacity.
24/03/2021 12:38:06 2 2
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Are remoaners really so poorly informed or do they just make it up as they go along?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52092395
24/03/2021 12:54:07 3 0
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so you support the scammers
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:03:53 28 31
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Is this really news worthy?

If you're not greedy to an extent, you get nothing. That applies to everything in life. Deal with it.
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 19 9
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I think you are missing the entire significance of the comment and how it may affect international relations.
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:08:42 4 6
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We have donated millions in the Covax scheme, and we have invested into the vaccine's development. How's that for relations for other nations? Anybody who wishes to get offended by a tongue in cheek comment can get a grip.

As for EU relations? That's on them. They made their bed, so they can lie in it.
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24/03/2021 10:09:53 3 2
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To Brexiteers, international relations means nothing. THE MIGHTY GREAT BRITAIN NEEDS NOBODY ELSE!!!!
PMSL!!!
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24/03/2021 10:05:40 18 8
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Loose talk seems De Rigger...
24/03/2021 13:15:25 0 1
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De Rigger? Hmm, isn't he de bloke who puts up de Rigging?
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24/03/2021 10:05:43 302 129
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This is the mindset of brexiteers and nationalists... take what you can for your own people and screw everyone else...
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Are you having the vaccine?
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RSO
24/03/2021 10:08:19 19 18
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It seems HYS is mostly likely available if you can bash Boris
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24/03/2021 10:08:56 24 27
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I totally agree with you... Colonialism at its best. The world will hate Britain at the end of
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24/03/2021 10:10:52 17 39
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Take what you want from your own people - that seems to be a description for every socialist / far left gov't to have ever existed. In fact, it is the basis of that ideology.
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24/03/2021 10:11:01 24 14
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Never a truer word.
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24/03/2021 10:24:51 15 10
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Great comment.
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24/03/2021 10:34:21 3 2
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Vaccines are for UK not EU
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24/03/2021 10:49:04 6 1
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Were you one of those stockpiling toilet rolls and pasta?

Then you won’t be criticising Boris for his greed.
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24/03/2021 10:51:56 5 5
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How so when the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine is being sold at cost?

Prithee do tell.
24/03/2021 11:10:30 4 3
bbc
I thought that was what the EU was proposing.
24/03/2021 11:16:45 2 2
bbc
And sadly "traditional Labour voters". We could actually have had a government for the people, then they decided actually they still wanted to be able to shaft their neighbour.
24/03/2021 11:23:42 2 1
bbc
The lesson of history
24/03/2021 11:24:25 3 3
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EU is free to apply to join the UK, we clearly more capable of organising vaccination procurement than they are. The fact the UK didn't haggle over vaccine prices as the EU gloated about doing, saying how they got them cheaper than the UK, suggests that Boris was more interested in using vaccines, not getting them on the cheap. Seems he has been vindicated if the only complaint is over a joke
24/03/2021 11:03:12 3 1
bbc
And the EU isn't doing JUST THAT?
24/03/2021 11:03:28 3 1
bbc
If you really believe the PM of Great Britain and Northern Island shouldn’t put his people’s welfare first second and third, I’d suggest an extremely long lie down, what on earth are you on ?
24/03/2021 11:25:12 2 1
bbc
I think your mindset is hooked on the EU who can seize factories if they feel it's necessary. Is furloughing people screwing them?
Still bitter oh goody goody let's hope theres a heart attack on the horizon for you....nasty person you are Removed
24/03/2021 12:01:23 3 2
bbc
Utter rubbish. Brexiteers voted out of the corrupt undemocratic system that buys power. Many knew they might be worse off financially. The people who voted remain did so precisely because it made them personally better off. Call it greed if you want. Leaving the EU was certainly not based on selfishness or wishing ill on your nation but to protect it from the free movement of capital and people.
24/03/2021 12:20:07 1 0
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Are you a mind reader?
24/03/2021 14:44:53 0 0
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We're all Brexiteers, get over it!
2
24/03/2021 10:03:45 278 54
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Are certain MP's trying to topple Johnson by dobbing him in to the BBC?
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24/03/2021 10:05:45 247 36
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They dobbed him in to The Sun, which you'd know if you'd read the article.
185
24/03/2021 10:16:44 19 2
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So it was Gove then? Known to be Rupert Murdoch's own MP.
686
24/03/2021 10:43:55 8 3
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But you’ll never convince the beeb bashers to do anything else
720
24/03/2021 10:46:09 1 4
bbc
And the stupid BBC wants to run with the Sun...? I'm am becoming increasingly unsurprised
24/03/2021 11:03:26 1 7
bbc
Probably the remoaners in his cabinet, they must be desperate to deflect attention from the EU's vaccine and trade wars, even Pfizer has attacked the EU over it's threats of a vaccine ban.
24/03/2021 11:08:29 6 1
bbc
Some of us don’t read the Sun on principle. We prefer real sources of real news.
24/03/2021 11:11:55 6 1
bbc
Strange the Sun is one of his backers. "Downing Street does as I say, Brussels doesn't listen" Rupert Murdoch, the reason the Sun backed brexit.
24/03/2021 11:33:09 1 0
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If its in that piece of toilet paper, it MUST be true , yes???
24/03/2021 13:18:17 0 0
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Thank you for that Mr Murdoch...is that your reading level.
24/03/2021 15:08:53 0 0
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Seems to be lising his popularity lately.
The last 30 years.
24/03/2021 15:23:17 0 0
bbc
I thought the Sun shone out of ....
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So we can comment on this but not the scumbags in Bristol. Shows what side the BBC & the likes side are on. Removed
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24/03/2021 10:08:16 2 4
bbc
Does that brief news incident really warrant it's own hys?
88
24/03/2021 10:10:24 0 1
bbc
You can also comment on this story on The Sun web site, and they broke this story.
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24/03/2021 10:12:42 0 1
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Exactly. If Bristol police had done their job when the mob was destroying statues they wouldn't now be regarded as a pushover.
1
24/03/2021 10:03:23 639 126
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Greed certainly played a part in the procurement of substandard PPE from donors and friends-of-friends.
24
24/03/2021 10:05:49 5 26
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"procurement" - the hint is in the title.
726
24/03/2021 10:46:43 16 0
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Except when it comes to public money there has to be a tendering process, if this was circumvented to allow their mates to profit then they have broken the law
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:03:53 28 31
bbc
Is this really news worthy?

If you're not greedy to an extent, you get nothing. That applies to everything in life. Deal with it.
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24/03/2021 10:06:12 3 6
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You sound like a real selfish bar-steward.
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:11:23 2 2
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I couldn't care less. Look after your own before you look after everybody else. Same groups of middle class trendies all saying the same rhetoric to get more retweets.

Anyone who says we should vaccinate others before us needs to give their head a wobble. Selfish? Yes. Necessary? Also yes.
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24/03/2021 10:27:06 1 1
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May be you could lead the way in anti selfishness Plebeian and show how altruistic you are? How about you pay my mortgage each month rather than your own mortgage or rent? If you live rent / mortgage free, then you should be even more able to pay my mortgage. Come on Plebeian, don't be selfish, practice what you preach and pay my mortgage.
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24/03/2021 10:03:51 28 42
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Well of course this story was going to be opened up for have your say. There’s nothing better than a bit of Boris bashing by the BBC to deflect from the license fee for the over 75’s.
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24/03/2021 10:06:16 19 9
bbc
boris deserves every bit of bashing he gets - karma for his institutional lying and power grabbing
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24/03/2021 10:13:17 0 3
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What power grabbing Priory? I agree, he does seem to be caught out being economical with the truth sometimes, but power grabbing is a different kettle of fish.
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24/03/2021 10:04:04 223 82
bbc
AKA "tory sleaze".

All too familiar, regrettably.
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24/03/2021 10:06:16 100 94
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Incentive makes the world go around, that is a fact of the human condition.
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24/03/2021 10:12:23 12 3
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But the Prime Minister didn't say that...
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24/03/2021 10:23:46 8 2
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So greed acceptable then.
516
24/03/2021 10:34:56 1 3
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What does tory Sleze do ?
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SJ
24/03/2021 10:42:30 6 0
bbc
Incentive and altruism. Both are needed.
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24/03/2021 10:49:46 3 4
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No it isn't. Obviously you failed the education system!
24/03/2021 11:17:13 3 1
bbc
"that is a fact of the human condition" - huh? fact?
24/03/2021 11:17:41 4 1
bbc
Greed and incentive are different things. My incentive is to make other people's lives better. What's yours?
24/03/2021 11:18:55 5 0
bbc
Incentive and greed are two completely different things.
24/03/2021 11:27:17 1 0
bbc
it appears to have made the UK vaccine project a success.
24/03/2021 11:52:32 0 0
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It's called bribery
24/03/2021 15:11:53 0 0
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So does the stick.
24/03/2021 15:25:21 0 0
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the best incentive is love - who would you give your life for?
24/03/2021 18:32:04 0 0
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Money is not the only incentive.. Some people are incentivised to do good for others. In my view, taking money out of the equation may even be a good thing, if it reduced the number of greedy individuals in positions of power.
Take the position of PM. Do we have the best person for the job, because of the money? Are there more competent individuals that would do the job for a minimum wage?
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24/03/2021 10:03:45 278 54
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Are certain MP's trying to topple Johnson by dobbing him in to the BBC?
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24/03/2021 10:06:32 22 15
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hope so
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24/03/2021 10:06:40 239 45
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Whoops, the mask fell on the floor!
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24/03/2021 10:25:58 33 176
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Greed is good, though
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24/03/2021 10:26:08 14 1
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Johnson thinks everyone is like him, number one comes first , second and third. To says that the scientists at Oxford University were motivated by greed is a huge insult to these heroes.
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24/03/2021 10:27:38 11 2
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Aye, remember the big sad face when he was saying how sorry he was ? Sorry he couldn't line his and his cronies pockets with more cash is more likely
24/03/2021 12:48:00 0 0
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Then pick it up and throw it away sensibly
24/03/2021 15:07:34 0 0
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Only Bozo knows what he really meant!

As Capitalism collapsed in 2008 and has been bankrolled by Central Government handouts from money imagined into existence it's a little silly to be praising Capitalism; and even dafter to praise greed when it was the greed of the rich which bust the economy.

And it was the billions poured into research by the world's governments that financed the vaccines!
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Ted
24/03/2021 10:06:51 23 4
bbc
Boris has been reading Ayn Rand again
565
24/03/2021 10:37:22 2 0
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Damn those pesky Russians.............
24/03/2021 18:50:52 0 0
bbc
Philosophy/economics for idiots.
Why can't we have someone actually smart in No. 10? Oh that's right: not enough of them went to Eton.
The public have been doffing their caps for so long they don't feel right unless they are doing it.
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24/03/2021 10:03:51 28 42
bbc
Well of course this story was going to be opened up for have your say. There’s nothing better than a bit of Boris bashing by the BBC to deflect from the license fee for the over 75’s.
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24/03/2021 10:06:52 8 1
bbc
Maybe complain about The Sun, if you've got a problem with this, but then for some people there's nothing better than a bit of BBC bashing.
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:03:53 28 31
bbc
Is this really news worthy?

If you're not greedy to an extent, you get nothing. That applies to everything in life. Deal with it.
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24/03/2021 10:07:00 4 2
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Do you know the difference between sufficient and gluttonous ?
The problem with Boris is that he has verbal diarrhea, as has been shown in many of his previous utterings, as per the lady held in Iran Removed
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jon
24/03/2021 10:16:17 141 81
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Boris is absolutely right. Big pharma and capitalism have delivered in rapid time. At least the UK government has invested heavily in the Oxford-AZ vaccine which is not-for-profit compared with the vast prices charged by Pfizer. Together with BioNTech, the two partners expect to make around $15 billion of covid-19 sales this year.
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24/03/2021 10:32:51 4 3
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diarrhoea
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24/03/2021 10:32:51 1 13
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he told the truth about the lady there though
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24/03/2021 10:40:38 19 2
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It's *a* problem with Boris. Surely the bigger problem is that he's dim and gets his facts wrong and then mouths off about it - as per the lady in Iran whom he claimed was there doing something that she wasn't, thereby getting her into a worse situation rather than helping her as he was obliged to do.
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24/03/2021 10:42:25 4 1
bbc
Freudian slip?
24/03/2021 11:04:30 6 2
bbc
he also is pretty good at sorting out a UK vaccination program, so as I can ignore his waffle, while taking advantage of his vaccines, I'm not that bothered.
24/03/2021 11:19:28 2 1
bbc
The real trouble is you can't believe a word he says, it makes him a bore.
24/03/2021 11:22:02 3 0
bbc
Yes. The mantra is engage brain before opening mouth!
24/03/2021 11:32:17 0 1
bbc
At least he is honest.
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24/03/2021 10:07:11 123 37
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So, Spaffer goes all Gordon Gekko.

Strightforward gaff over UK selfishness in hoarding vacine supply or programming UK population into believing that "greed is good"?!
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24/03/2021 10:11:35 61 98
bbc
It was a joke at his colleague's expense. Giving free access to over 1,000,000,000 Oxford jabs and £500m + to COVAX is not selfish.
24/03/2021 11:26:53 4 3
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He's more Gordon the Gopher
24/03/2021 11:30:54 4 10
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What price do YOU put on a human life then? You have multiple vaccines that work & a programme that is delivering them. Looking after the population here is the main concern of HMG. I don't really give a flying about 'johnny foreigner' as they should have their own government looking after their interests (unless they live in the EU that is).
24/03/2021 12:14:33 3 2
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'Hoarding Vaccine supply?' ROFL - the EU has stockpiles of the AZ vaccine that they've whinged about 'not getting' all because they slandered it and now EU citizens refuse it. The UK has no stockpiles, because when we get ours, we actually inject it into people's arms - which is what it was designed for.
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24/03/2021 10:07:11 12 6
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I despair at the utter crass culture we live in today where people blurt things out without thinking only to have to scramble to retract them. Its pervasive in public life and socio-political discourse - notoriously on (anti) social media. Indicative of a shockingly attention deficit and immature society.
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24/03/2021 10:10:17 3 9
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Let's be PC and never tell a joke.
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24/03/2021 10:10:19 1 2
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The Prime Minister knew exactly what he was saying. This is the message of the Conservative Party to is wealthy backers. "Carry on as normal, chaps!" The environment's screwed.
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24/03/2021 10:07:13 450 129
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Conservatism is built on greed
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24/03/2021 10:09:40 261 298
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The whole world is built on greed and every system that has ever existed relies on it. It is innate to humankind, and you cannot change. Nor should you want to - what's better than wanting to better your life?
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24/03/2021 10:19:09 26 11
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Absolutely true.
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24/03/2021 10:20:00 3 16
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So is Socialism - it just a different list of beneficiaries ...like Union Bosses
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24/03/2021 10:22:35 4 15
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No the SNP, Sturgeon, Labour, Khan and Starmer are, because they get paid to line their pockets with our taxes and do NOTHING!
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AMc
24/03/2021 10:29:42 0 9
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Say's 'The Mac' writing on a website run by a left leaning organisation that's rolls around in £3.7 Billion pounds worth of tax payers money paying hundreds of it's staff way more than a PM earns & presenters who earn as much as small countries!

But you're right, it's the conservatives & not the pigs feeding at the trough

Good to see idiotic outdated Trotsky views still alive and kicking!
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24/03/2021 10:31:40 2 4
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No , the national wealth is built on capitalism and greed and you are a beneficiary
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24/03/2021 10:32:17 8 1
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its all greed ...conservative history goes back to slavery
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24/03/2021 10:50:07 2 1
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Were you one of those stockpiling toilet rolls and pasta?

Then you won’t be criticising Boris for his greed.
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24/03/2021 10:51:12 0 5
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Is that why many socialist MP's don't live in social housing, don't send their siblings to public schools and don't accept knighthoods and have more than one Jag.
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24/03/2021 10:53:34 7 0
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That's why people still vote Tory, hoping the Tory culture will make them rich. One of their fans even trashed a whole bank out of greed. Even Thatcher turned homes into £ signs.
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24/03/2021 10:55:53 1 6
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The World is built on it.
24/03/2021 11:01:57 1 7
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and Socialism on the bones of the dead it produces, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Hitler.
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24/03/2021 10:07:13 205 85
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That's Tories for you. That's what they call compassion and solidarity. And you had voted them in. Shame on UK
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24/03/2021 10:27:03 47 104
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Well, it is more popular than poverty, tough
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24/03/2021 10:53:01 6 12
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What, the same Tories who put everyone on a super generous 80% of wages Furlough scheme?
24/03/2021 11:27:23 2 5
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When is your vaccine appointment. Should we have penny pinched or jumped in with investment at the start. If you don't like it here then please feel free to leave, paying your £5k exit fee first of course (someone has to pay the butchers bill)
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24/03/2021 11:51:24 6 2
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a Tory sadly has zero compassion
24/03/2021 12:02:51 2 3
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yes far better to be like the successful socialist countries errr like....erm, erm, erm.......oh there arent any
24/03/2021 12:08:18 1 3
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ROFL, I suspect the voters are simply delighted that they are getting vaccinated, unlike the 'Non-Tory, Socialist' EU's citizens.
24/03/2021 12:53:04 1 1
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well look at the other parties - labour with captain hindsight sittin on the fence, liberals wandering around like nomads, greens lost in a forest, Jelly corbyn acting like a grumpy old man. Did you vote for these?
24/03/2021 13:34:42 0 0
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Not all of us voted for this TORY REGIME !
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24/03/2021 10:07:15 175 52
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Boris showing his true colours.
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24/03/2021 10:26:21 25 41
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who knew?
24/03/2021 11:50:39 2 1
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he did that long ago when spouting his racism and homophobia, vile man voted in by stupid people
24/03/2021 12:06:00 1 0
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I thought the vaccines were colourless?
24/03/2021 12:53:37 0 1
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and getting publicity - so nor bad thing then
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24/03/2021 10:07:18 154 24
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A classic Freudian slip and, like most such errors, as soon as it is out there it is too late to rescue oneself from the implications.
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xlr
24/03/2021 10:37:40 111 39
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People don't seem to have realised yet that he's halved the UKRI budget and replaced Erasmus with a Turing system that isn't fit for purpose. Horizon2020 funding won't be replaced either.

Those are far more telling indicators to his attitude to research than any slip of the tongue. As a result, the UK won't be doing much actual research for the next few decades.
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SJ
24/03/2021 10:45:15 7 4
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Many a true word...
24/03/2021 11:35:22 4 5
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This wasn't a slip at all, it was deliberate. It is part of his indoctrination programme to change reality. He wants people to believe that capitalism and greed are good even though it was mainly responsible for the extra 52,000 more covid deaths that the UK has compared with Germany.
24/03/2021 12:01:51 5 3
bbc
I'm sure we won't be too worried as we all get vaccinated.
24/03/2021 15:12:40 0 0
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Story of his life.
Ask Naghari-Ratcliffe.
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24/03/2021 10:07:24 8 13
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I'm not a fan of Boris. I think he has handled a lot of elements of this whole thing (and others) quite poorly.

That said, this is a non-story and it is pretty irresponsible for the BBC to bother writing it. At best it will be forgotten in an instant, at worst it creates a problem where there wasn't one.

The BBC news reporting has long been falling in quality. Do not produce clickbait.
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24/03/2021 10:07:30 11 15
bbc
OMG, just the sort of thing to get the BBC and anti-govt bashers knickers in a twist. None of us were there and the context of what he said isn't known, so nonsense to extrapolate one word just to inflame this typical confected indignation. Thank god for capitalism, we would never have had the vaccine without big business and don't forget AZ are actually supplying it at cost!
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24/03/2021 10:13:06 0 1
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Amazing the number of people who leap to bash the BBC for supposedly leaping to bash Boris without reading the article to find out it is The Sun that broke the story.
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:03:53 28 31
bbc
Is this really news worthy?

If you're not greedy to an extent, you get nothing. That applies to everything in life. Deal with it.
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PF
24/03/2021 10:07:30 1 3
bbc
Charity, friends, community, relationships. Sure, you might also get something out of it, but if that’s the driving force, then I don’t think you get any of them really.
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24/03/2021 10:07:35 157 40
bbc
Words from a Hack masquerading as a Prime Minister . He looks dreadful and sounds worse .
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24/03/2021 10:42:30 35 21
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So what's new? I'm sick of the sight of both him and Nicola Sturgeon with their flippin flags.
He has half a point here: greed may have provided the lab and other infrastructure, but I doubt if it was what motivated the scientists who did the actual discovering.
24/03/2021 12:55:10 1 1
bbc
strange no one on here seem to make mistakes
It was a joke
Stammer o the otherhand will not make comments like these he will just get splinters sitting on the fence
24/03/2021 12:58:36 2 1
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Dont' worry, we aren't injecting him into people's arms, but the vaccine. Meanwhile the EU injects very little but venom into their politics of envy. ;-)
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24/03/2021 10:07:50 7 10
bbc
Come on BBC, it was clearly a joke. You can't believe anything that man says, so why start now? Honestly, must be a slow news day - "PM says something stupid then backtracks on it "
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24/03/2021 10:09:15 4 3
bbc
Yeah and Brexit, that's clearly a joke too.
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24/03/2021 10:07:55 7 16
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He's human, he made an off-the-cuff remark, tongue-in-cheek and realising it could be taken completely out of context immediately retracted it. Shame on the person reporting it and the BBC. HYS on more important subjects please.
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24/03/2021 10:09:27 4 3
bbc
Would you prefer to be telling us about the great success that is Brexit? How's the sunny uplands looking this morning?
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24/03/2021 10:07:56 8 13
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It was clearly a comment made in jest now being blown out of proportion.

We moved quickly and placed orders. That's business and looking to protect UK civilians.
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24/03/2021 10:11:10 2 2
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Clearly not. He has said the same before.
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24/03/2021 10:08:05 108 15
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Its always a surprise to me that these apparently 'intelligent" individuals that run our Country often fall foul of stupid comments that inexorably come back to bite them.
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24/03/2021 10:16:40 137 20
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The stupid comment about Nazanine Zaghary Ratcliffe didn't come back to Bite Boris. It ruined a family's life.
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24/03/2021 10:14:52 13 1
bbc
Wow, you thought Boris was "intelligent"???
587
24/03/2021 10:38:39 1 1
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Then again they’re only human
24/03/2021 12:08:39 2 0
bbc
The tories have no fear of comeuppance for anything they do or say. The masses are so divided in this country that people will vote for them regardless of anything. There have been so many political scandals in this past year alone that would completely ruin politician's careers in years gone by. I don't know why we have become so numb to it all, possibly effects of social media at a guess.
24/03/2021 13:04:01 0 1
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It is easy. So for example, I could pick out the words from your post and rearrange them as,

"Its always a surprise that foul stupid comments come back to bite me"

Try reading the full text of Liam Fox's 'Easiest Trade deal in history' and Thatchers "no such thing as Society" then you'll realise how the left do it , tho' why the BBC report such stuff is another matter
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xlr
24/03/2021 10:04:36 118 44
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Capitalists don't tend to invest in research. It's far too high risk of not paying out. And without that initial research, mainly funded from non-profit, the capitalists would have nothing to buy.
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24/03/2021 10:08:06 74 57
bbc
Capitalists don't invest in research because it's high risk... Have you been to the US and Silicon Valley? Have you read anything about industrial development of the globe since the 18th century? Do you know why capitalist countries are the richest on the planet and the cold war ended?
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24/03/2021 10:24:23 6 5
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Because they exploit the weak and have low moral standards. They asset stripped foreign countries, enslaved their people and strangulated economies of those who wouldn't go along with it. Jesus wasn't a fan of the greedy, apparently.
567
24/03/2021 10:37:23 3 1
bbc
Well said
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SJ
24/03/2021 10:45:52 2 1
bbc
Because they subsidise the capitalists.
24/03/2021 11:02:47 0 4
bbc
Shh. Don't confuse them with facts. The socialist brain can't handle it.
24/03/2021 11:37:26 0 0
bbc
Clearly not. If it doesn't his fantasy land, he' not interested.
24/03/2021 11:18:45 0 0
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His echo chamber doesn’t allow truth
24/03/2021 11:41:53 0 0
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Your gonna upset some snowflakes with that inconvenient truth be brave sir
24/03/2021 11:57:07 2 0
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Have you read anything about industrial development of the globe since the 18th century?

Remind us with nation put the first satellite and first man into space? But sure, keep believing that fairy tale that only capitalism allows innovation.

BTW, if you take China out of the equation, there are 1 billion more people in poverty than in 1981. Capitalism is not lifting anyone out of poverty.
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Also not once have the comments pages been opened on that facist Nicola Sturgeon Removed
That fascist Nichola Sturgeon who was cleared by an independent inquiry as opposed to the fascist Priti Patel who was not and is still in a job. I would go and look it up the word up in the dictionary if I was you and not just for the spelling! Removed
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24/03/2021 10:20:24 0 0
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Shall I report you for defamation or off-topic . . .
50
24/03/2021 10:06:58 21 10
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Greed and capitalism helped Boris and his mates rob the treasury. That's all it helped.
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24/03/2021 10:07:26 5 8
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What's the problem?
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24/03/2021 10:13:44 1 2
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tory crooks.
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24/03/2021 10:05:34 161 39
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Yes you showed your greed when you went snapping up PPE from all around the world. Every scammer going saw you coming and took you for a ride.
It wasn't incompetence it was corruption. They were in on it. Removed
So we can comment on this but not the scumbags in Bristol. Shows what side the BBC & the likes side are on. Removed
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24/03/2021 10:08:16 2 4
bbc
Does that brief news incident really warrant it's own hys?
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24/03/2021 10:05:43 302 129
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This is the mindset of brexiteers and nationalists... take what you can for your own people and screw everyone else...
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24/03/2021 10:08:17 106 120
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Are you having the vaccine?
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24/03/2021 10:12:13 35 11
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Irrelevant. Thank the selfless workers of the world - not bullingdon's finest.
427
24/03/2021 10:30:21 0 5
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Can't get it. Been trying for days
983
24/03/2021 10:58:36 5 2
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the majority of vaccinations are delivered by underpaid, undervalued and hard working NHS staff, the rest by small bvusinesses.
24/03/2021 11:03:37 4 2
bbc
What has that to do with it?
24/03/2021 11:13:00 4 2
bbc
When its my turn yes, but would be happy to forgo, if it meant an 80 year old in another country could get the vaccine.
24/03/2021 11:24:25 2 0
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We all pay taxes, whether we voted for Boris or not
Or are you saying the vaccine is payback for the "selfless dedication" of The Cult of Boris?
24/03/2021 11:26:41 2 1
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Not if he's in Europe he won't be - they ain't very happy over there at the EU's incompetence, AND now with the slandering of the AZ vaccine, the EU have swelled the ranks of the Anti-vaxxers - even Mutti refused the AZ vaccine, now desperate to recover from that disaster she say's she'll have it, yet this is the best the BBC can come up with? How about Biden banning vaccine exports?
Trs
24/03/2021 11:37:03 2 1
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What the hell has that got to do with their comment?
24/03/2021 12:05:00 1 0
bbc
Which my taxes help to pay for yes. any reason why I shouldn't?
24/03/2021 12:18:03 1 1
bbc
Usual tory comments
24/03/2021 15:24:38 0 0
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it's free thanks to the socialist concept of NHS - otherwise only the rich would get it thanks to Etonian Private Health Incorporated.
jj
24/03/2021 18:45:24 0 0
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... I don't - not living in Britain. Thats everyone else.
55
24/03/2021 10:08:18 13 7
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Oh for a decent government.
56
24/03/2021 10:08:19 13 15
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Thank goodness the BBC is spending time reporting a joke that was retracted. License fee well spent!
669
24/03/2021 10:43:22 1 1
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Stop making excuses. You no doubt would have a different opinion had it been a member of the opposition or Starmer.
21
24/03/2021 10:05:43 302 129
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This is the mindset of brexiteers and nationalists... take what you can for your own people and screw everyone else...
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RSO
24/03/2021 10:08:19 19 18
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It seems HYS is mostly likely available if you can bash Boris
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24/03/2021 10:15:18 46 16
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He's an idiot, an embarrassingly incompetent, out-of-his depth liar.
You only had to look, and listen, everytime he appeared at news briefings with EU politicians.
Then he delivered his great 'oven ready' deal that handed control of part of the UK to the EU, after the UK left the EU.
Yes, he's clearly incompetent.

That's pointing out a few facts, not boris bashing.
883
24/03/2021 10:54:06 5 6
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Agreed, its funny how there are no HYS's on the BBC's pet politicians (Starmer, Sturgeon oooooh are we on to something, the BBC likes S's)
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58
24/03/2021 10:08:26 45 21
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Britain deserves better to get better. Get rid of the clown
24/03/2021 13:11:25 1 3
bbc
The EU would only get even more bitter and aggressive if we had an even better vaccine project.
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Ads
24/03/2021 10:08:32 10 16
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This whole article is about how Johnson misspoke & corrected himself! That is supported by everyone Kuenssberg spoke with. But the BBC go with the headline: "Greed' and 'capitalism' helped UK's vaccines success, says PM"!

It seems your article is the only thing designed to stir up a row! Quelle Surprise!!
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24/03/2021 10:10:35 3 3
bbc
More fake news and creating false outrage.
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24/03/2021 10:15:26 3 1
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Totally agree, and if this delays our vaccine roll out with issues with supply from europe the blame should be at the door of the so called journalist at the BBC. Turning into the gutter press. Remember you are public funded.
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24/03/2021 10:03:51 28 42
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Well of course this story was going to be opened up for have your say. There’s nothing better than a bit of Boris bashing by the BBC to deflect from the license fee for the over 75’s.
60
24/03/2021 10:08:32 3 3
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Candles for the Covid dead. Great bit of deflection by Boris as it was his incompetence that killed so many.
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24/03/2021 10:16:07 2 1
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Or was it the stupidity of some of the UK population completely ignoring lockdown rules? Having parties, going to raves, protests etc? I had an anti lockdown protester approach me very closely and shout in my face a couple of weeks before Xmas when doing my Xmas shopping. My crime was that I was wearing a mask.
61
24/03/2021 10:08:33 11 16
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Sounds like more made up news stories to cause outrage.
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24/03/2021 10:08:36 37 15
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Working in the research sector myself, I can say that many workers in Lifescience Biotech and research are very motivated and competitive high-achievers.

But actually, relative their knowlege and qualifications, most workers are poorly paid.

If you are an arch greedy Tory like Johnson, I guess if all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail though.
24/03/2021 11:10:15 3 7
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Simultaneously extolling the virtues of capitalism whilst destroying it with unnecessary lockdowns is the mark of an idiot.
24/03/2021 13:10:27 0 0
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I bet those very motivated researchers are delighted that Boris is getting their vaccines into people, unlike others one could mention.
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24/03/2021 10:08:42 68 31
bbc
Bojo is so unprofessional. From his disheveled hair to his inappropriate remarks, he simply isn't fit to represent this country.
Idiot you are judging people by there looks next you be saying he is not white enough Removed
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24/03/2021 10:14:20 9 11
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I bet you championed the IRA supporter and the Maths clown though! Comedy gold.
239
24/03/2021 10:13:39 6 4
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Why are you so obsessed with his hair?? We all look shaggy at the moment (except for Huw Edwards who has looked suspiciously immaculate throughout the pandemic)
24/03/2021 10:50:26 2 1
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his ex wife agrees if you watch her youtube interviews
24/03/2021 12:41:55 3 2
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He was elected for one stupid reason only. If a baboon had worn a T-Shirt saying Get Brexit Done, we'd have a Primate Minister now.
24/03/2021 13:08:49 4 0
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Who cares? He' got us vaccinating ,more than can be said for the very presentable EU leaders, who quite literally are all show and no vaccine!
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 19 9
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I think you are missing the entire significance of the comment and how it may affect international relations.
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Ben
24/03/2021 10:08:42 4 6
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We have donated millions in the Covax scheme, and we have invested into the vaccine's development. How's that for relations for other nations? Anybody who wishes to get offended by a tongue in cheek comment can get a grip.

As for EU relations? That's on them. They made their bed, so they can lie in it.
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24/03/2021 10:21:44 2 1
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A sensible post there Ben. I suspect you will now get a huge amount of down votes, as will I for agreeing with you. It's the way the country is now - folk getting offended, or looking to be offended by, something they have distorted that wasn't even offensive just to suit their own agenda and signal their virtues.
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24/03/2021 10:03:51 28 42
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Well of course this story was going to be opened up for have your say. There’s nothing better than a bit of Boris bashing by the BBC to deflect from the license fee for the over 75’s.
65
24/03/2021 10:08:47 4 1
bbc
The bbc props up the tory government. If you can't see that I despair!
Yawn....clickbait for a leftie loser pile-on Removed
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24/03/2021 10:10:18 0 2
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You took the bait ??
92
24/03/2021 10:10:36 2 1
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And you tory 'winners' still can't explain what you've actually won!
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24/03/2021 10:05:43 302 129
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This is the mindset of brexiteers and nationalists... take what you can for your own people and screw everyone else...
67
24/03/2021 10:08:56 24 27
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I totally agree with you... Colonialism at its best. The world will hate Britain at the end of
24/03/2021 11:52:34 1 1
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What....for being efficient?
68
24/03/2021 10:09:00 15 20
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The BBC allowing more Boris bashing, shameful.
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sw
24/03/2021 10:14:37 2 2
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He lays himself open to it.
170
24/03/2021 10:15:30 0 2
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He deserves it. But if you read past the first few lines you will see they resort to the default 'hasn't he done well' approach.
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24/03/2021 10:03:58 16 16
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Exactly what I expected to hear.
For once, thanks for the honesty PM
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24/03/2021 10:09:07 9 3
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Just as a stopped clock is right twice a day, an inveterate occasionally tells the truth, if only by saying random words.
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24/03/2021 10:09:12 7 9
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What has EU done for its people during the pandemic, save on vaccines , don't worry about what happens to its citizens ?
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sw
24/03/2021 10:13:27 2 2
bbc
Deflection.
149
24/03/2021 10:14:19 2 2
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Nice bit of completely irrelevant Whataboutary there. Well done.
44
24/03/2021 10:07:50 7 10
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Come on BBC, it was clearly a joke. You can't believe anything that man says, so why start now? Honestly, must be a slow news day - "PM says something stupid then backtracks on it "
71
24/03/2021 10:09:15 4 3
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Yeah and Brexit, that's clearly a joke too.
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xlr
24/03/2021 10:04:36 118 44
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Capitalists don't tend to invest in research. It's far too high risk of not paying out. And without that initial research, mainly funded from non-profit, the capitalists would have nothing to buy.
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24/03/2021 10:09:17 13 6
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And what planet do you come from? Clearly not earth.
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xlr
24/03/2021 10:28:16 13 5
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I've worked in research all my life. In academia, and in industry. The difference is stark.

Academia do research. It often goes nowhere. Their funding comes mainly from states and charity.

Industry do development. If they need new things, they simply buy it off uni spinoffs. You will never, ever, see industry do novel research themselves, though they might occasionally fund a student or study.
24/03/2021 13:01:42 0 0
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Congratulations! You are the winner of the "most pathetic comeback of the day" award
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24/03/2021 10:04:56 55 36
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Greed by Tories, their donors and cronies is a standard feature of this government.
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RSO
24/03/2021 10:09:18 11 12
bbc
Democracy eh.
140
24/03/2021 10:14:01 2 3
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when ?
24/03/2021 13:42:04 0 0
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dimocracy -- in fact
24/03/2021 15:28:42 0 0
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In name only.
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24/03/2021 10:09:21 12 13
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Heaven forbid we should have a leader with a sense of humour.

This PM set up the biggest free health giveaway in history with the Oxford vaccine.
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sw
24/03/2021 10:13:03 2 2
bbc
Deflection.
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24/03/2021 10:13:39 2 2
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Really? Keep drinking the kool aid.
75
24/03/2021 10:09:23 18 8
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One of the few honest things Boris has said
214
24/03/2021 10:12:23 16 5
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That's a really horrible insult to the Oxford team who worked round the clock and never tried to make a penny from this.
Boris is an idiot.
24/03/2021 16:00:44 0 0
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Another example, please?
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24/03/2021 10:07:55 7 16
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He's human, he made an off-the-cuff remark, tongue-in-cheek and realising it could be taken completely out of context immediately retracted it. Shame on the person reporting it and the BBC. HYS on more important subjects please.
76
24/03/2021 10:09:27 4 3
bbc
Would you prefer to be telling us about the great success that is Brexit? How's the sunny uplands looking this morning?
364
24/03/2021 10:23:33 0 0
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They look a hell of a lot better than the view in Europe this morning.
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24/03/2021 10:09:32 10 8
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tory Scramble -

Deflect deflect deflect !
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bbc
I do worry about the totally one-sided HYS that the BBC promote - nothing on Scotland, Labour etc, but they just get very excited about anything that can score political points against the government. Once again BBC, lets have some balance please. Removed
Stayt and Mancetti prime examples they should have been sacked. Removed
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24/03/2021 10:11:37 0 3
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Totally agree.
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24/03/2021 10:12:42 1 4
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Nothing on the violence in Bristol, but ooh look Boris said something in a way he didn't mean and immediately retracted it, quick open a HYS.

These comments won't last and will be removed, but nice try at pointing out the blatant Beeb bias.
122
24/03/2021 10:12:51 2 1
bbc
They very quickly move it away from Johnson's bizarre comments and towards comparing the UK and the EU vaccinations. Seems like you only read the first few lines and gave up because Johnson looked ridiculous.
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24/03/2021 10:14:17 2 1
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How about you put a bit of balance in your own approach? You have a PM extolling the virtues of greed, like some two bit Wall Street banker, and you moan about not enough stories regarding Labour.
The tories are in power, this is the PM, the story should be reported and was.
This constant criticism of news reporting because you don't like what is being reported is a typical hard right tactic.
WEAK
152
24/03/2021 10:14:30 2 1
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how can a total baboon comment be balanced out? He's the PM not a road sweeper, I expect more than his often lackadaisical approach to governing
517
24/03/2021 10:35:03 0 0
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Suppose you forgot the daily anti semitism, communism, IRA issues raised on a daily basis on the run up to the GE. Labour not making mistakes, they're not in Govt. Suppose you agree with Johnson's comment, the BBC should fall into line-the Govt line.
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24/03/2021 10:09:07 8 3
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Covid 19 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make significant financial gains.

Jason Fleece Trogg 2020
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24/03/2021 10:07:13 450 129
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Conservatism is built on greed
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24/03/2021 10:09:40 261 298
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The whole world is built on greed and every system that has ever existed relies on it. It is innate to humankind, and you cannot change. Nor should you want to - what's better than wanting to better your life?
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24/03/2021 10:17:59 84 4
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Just wanting more and more whether you need it or not, is not bettering your life. You just think it is.
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24/03/2021 10:18:35 58 2
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Wanting to better your life AND the lives of others.
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PF
24/03/2021 10:18:48 71 1
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You must have a lovely relationship with your friends, partners, and community. Yes, plenty is done out of greed, but so too is it done out of compassion and community. As a species, we’d have died early without our ability to share and cooperate.
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24/03/2021 10:19:20 30 6
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I agree in principal, but seeing shoppers leave supermarkets with trolleys full of toilet rolls to then see old people looking at packets of facial tissues opposite the now empty shelves of loo rolls.

A little bit of greed can be good but selfishness is not so nice.
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24/03/2021 10:19:27 31 2
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There is a world of difference between wanting to 'better your life' and greed. The history of the world is also a history of co-operation and empathy. What would Jesus say?
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24/03/2021 10:19:46 34 2
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Not at the expense of others.
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24/03/2021 10:20:11 31 2
bbc
Wanting to better everyone's life is a lot better.

Self-interest has it's place, but enlightened self-interest is way, way, better.
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Ed
24/03/2021 10:20:33 38 2
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Objectively false if you study any primitive human cultures. One person hoarding resources causes the rest of the tribe to suffer and reduces the population as a whole's survival chances.
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24/03/2021 10:16:36 8 1
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duh - not killing for it.
277
24/03/2021 10:21:28 15 1
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""what's better than wanting to better your life?""

Wanting every bodies lives to be better
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24/03/2021 10:25:16 9 1
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Homo Sapiens evolved as a social species so to say that greed is innate in mankind is, to be polite, poppycock.
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24/03/2021 10:26:28 5 1
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Not living off others doing much worse.
400
24/03/2021 10:28:39 6 1
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wanting to better everyone's lives, not just your own?
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cb
24/03/2021 10:32:13 3 0
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ahhaa so you judge how better your life is based on greed - funny
468
24/03/2021 10:32:32 1 8
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At last someone speaking the philosophical truth
576
24/03/2021 10:37:46 6 0
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The whole point of the human race being “intelligent” is that we can recognise our weaknesses and control them. That’s what’s supposed to elevate us as a species. “Human nature” is the excuse for every wrong thing that mankind knowingly commits.
585
24/03/2021 10:38:36 7 0
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Managing the planet in a sustainable way?
Enjoying life rather than relentless accumulation/consumption of material things?
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SJ
24/03/2021 10:40:24 5 0
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Wanting to share.
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24/03/2021 10:43:00 5 0
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Which is always at the expense of THE MASS MAJORITY of others, but as long as the lucky few benefit eh?...
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24/03/2021 10:44:11 8 0
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"what's better than wanting to better your life?"

There's nothing wrong with bettering your life through hard work and education based on a level playing field

But when those that have a better life put blockers in place to achieve the same, that's the problem.

Are you saying it's ok to steal from your companies pension funds, to better your life with an extra yacht or 2, for example?
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24/03/2021 10:47:09 5 0
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There is a world of difference between wanting to better yourself...and most people's interpretation of the word 'greed'.
840
24/03/2021 10:52:36 1 3
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Appropriate selfishness, balanced by selflessness is where compassionate, fair minded people would want to place themselves...and as importantly - be placed by others

Greed in my book means having/consuming more than you need often at the expense of others...not a clever use of the term by Boris, but on this occasion I'm happy to cut him some slack - who hasn't said something silly in Lockdown?
851
24/03/2021 10:53:13 5 0
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There's a vast difference between wanting something better for your life and greed. They are very much not the same thing. I'm sure you've managed to teach you kids aspiration and hard work are very different from greed.
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24/03/2021 10:54:44 3 0
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No wonder people listened to 'the establishment' and the rich and famous instead of Corbyn.
920
24/03/2021 10:43:10 4 0
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One does not better themselves by being greedy.
925
24/03/2021 10:55:30 8 0
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"what's better than wanting to better your life"...bettering others lives.

Other traits relating to the success of humankind is empathy and working together. Unfortunately the current rise of populist politics lacks empathy and is based on division. Ultimately it is doomed, the question is how far we fall before we realise.
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24/03/2021 10:55:37 1 4
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Agreed, folks, down here clearly missing your point.
24/03/2021 11:04:44 5 0
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You have no notion of altruism.

Fortunately others do, but it is a pity you are blind to it.
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24/03/2021 10:05:37 19 9
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I think you are missing the entire significance of the comment and how it may affect international relations.
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24/03/2021 10:09:53 3 2
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To Brexiteers, international relations means nothing. THE MIGHTY GREAT BRITAIN NEEDS NOBODY ELSE!!!!
PMSL!!!
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24/03/2021 10:09:55 25 7
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The strange thing, it that anyone should be surprised!
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24/03/2021 10:10:06 6 6
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Taking hold of vaccine supply for oneself is definitely greed, not just vaccine manufactured in UK, but also of other countries, I would also call it selfishness,
at last the PM has come out with the truth, they want to be world player, have they exported even one vial of vaccine, take a lesson from India
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24/03/2021 10:07:11 12 6
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I despair at the utter crass culture we live in today where people blurt things out without thinking only to have to scramble to retract them. Its pervasive in public life and socio-political discourse - notoriously on (anti) social media. Indicative of a shockingly attention deficit and immature society.
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24/03/2021 10:10:17 3 9
bbc
Let's be PC and never tell a joke.
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24/03/2021 10:27:02 0 1
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Nothing to do with tired tropes about PC or woke/not woke - its an observation about a far too prolific socio-cultural malaise
729
24/03/2021 10:46:51 0 0
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A joke. No doubt wouldn't be a joke if Starmer had sd it.
Yawn....clickbait for a leftie loser pile-on Removed
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24/03/2021 10:10:18 0 2
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You took the bait ??
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24/03/2021 10:10:18 5 5
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Good spin from the BBC here. I noticed how quickly they shift the focus away from Johnson's comments to how many vaccinations have been administered in the UK compared to EU.

The BBC is the propaganda division of this government.
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24/03/2021 10:07:11 12 6
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I despair at the utter crass culture we live in today where people blurt things out without thinking only to have to scramble to retract them. Its pervasive in public life and socio-political discourse - notoriously on (anti) social media. Indicative of a shockingly attention deficit and immature society.
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24/03/2021 10:10:19 1 2
bbc
The Prime Minister knew exactly what he was saying. This is the message of the Conservative Party to is wealthy backers. "Carry on as normal, chaps!" The environment's screwed.
So we can comment on this but not the scumbags in Bristol. Shows what side the BBC & the likes side are on. Removed
88
24/03/2021 10:10:24 0 1
bbc
You can also comment on this story on The Sun web site, and they broke this story.
89
24/03/2021 10:10:29 6 8
bbc
The "Daily Express" is in love with the Tory Party.
And the Tory Party loves the "Daily Express".
The UK is dominated by media, mostly in love with the Tory Party.
However the BBC still tries to present a balanced and fair view of the World.
Decades of Tory rule ahead for the UK.
Not in Scotland tho.'
90
24/03/2021 10:10:29 64 13
bbc
Just remember folks, our PM isn't accountable for his words but anyone who quotes him is.
24/03/2021 15:04:40 6 1
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You choose a clown, you get a circus. Not a great look for the UK when we need all the friends we can get. Come on 1922 Committee, hurry up and get Rishi in post.
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24/03/2021 10:08:32 10 16
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This whole article is about how Johnson misspoke & corrected himself! That is supported by everyone Kuenssberg spoke with. But the BBC go with the headline: "Greed' and 'capitalism' helped UK's vaccines success, says PM"!

It seems your article is the only thing designed to stir up a row! Quelle Surprise!!
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24/03/2021 10:10:35 3 3
bbc
More fake news and creating false outrage.
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24/03/2021 10:16:50 2 1
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Exactly! The BBC Political Editor, scanning the Red Tops and actively deciding to proceed with a misleading headline, despite her own research disputing the rumour.
Yawn....clickbait for a leftie loser pile-on Removed
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24/03/2021 10:10:36 2 1
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And you tory 'winners' still can't explain what you've actually won!
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24/03/2021 10:05:33 472 92
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Greed
£30bn for Test and Trace that didn't work
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24/03/2021 10:10:43 372 71
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It worked for his buddies that got the contract.
24/03/2021 12:12:33 3 0
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What do you expect when fitting a square peg in a round hole step forward the failure that is Dido Harding!
24/03/2021 12:31:34 1 2
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Google and Apple and the Civil service? If you dont have anything backed up by facts please keep silent
24/03/2021 12:44:29 0 0
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It worked for no one as people did not want it
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24/03/2021 10:10:44 10 9
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I think there’s more important things going on today rather than a slip of the tongue
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24/03/2021 10:20:33 0 2
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I agree, a complete no-news article. The BBC must be short of stories today.
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24/03/2021 10:08:42 68 31
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Bojo is so unprofessional. From his disheveled hair to his inappropriate remarks, he simply isn't fit to represent this country.
Idiot you are judging people by there looks next you be saying he is not white enough Removed
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24/03/2021 10:05:43 302 129
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This is the mindset of brexiteers and nationalists... take what you can for your own people and screw everyone else...
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24/03/2021 10:10:52 17 39
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Take what you want from your own people - that seems to be a description for every socialist / far left gov't to have ever existed. In fact, it is the basis of that ideology.
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24/03/2021 10:13:40 30 10
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Think you'll find that's exactly what Johnson and his cronies have done... Taken everything!
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24/03/2021 10:54:53 4 3
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So the EU saying they will only distribute to their own, at the expense of others, makes them Brexiteers?

I think your thinking is quite fatally flawed
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24/03/2021 10:03:23 639 126
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Greed certainly played a part in the procurement of substandard PPE from donors and friends-of-friends.
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Uber - how do you manage to get the first post, usually critical of the government, Brexit or the UK in general, so often on these HYS? Some might think you are sitting refreshing your browser every few seconds whilst waiting for the HYS to open. Others might suggest you work for, or are closely linked to someone who works for, the BBC. Please can you clarify? Removed
Come on we all know uber works for the HYS team itself! Removed
For someone who has hilariously declared themselves to have an IQ of 139, your sentence structure and punctuation is terrible.

Out of interest, how did you find out that you were such a genius, was it a Facebook game?
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24/03/2021 10:05:43 302 129
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This is the mindset of brexiteers and nationalists... take what you can for your own people and screw everyone else...
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24/03/2021 10:11:01 24 14
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Never a truer word.
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24/03/2021 10:11:03 37 14
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It must be difficult, having to tell lies all the time. The odd slip-up, followed by desparate claims of "I wuz only joking!", are only to be expected.
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24/03/2021 10:14:09 17 5
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Just look at how many people he's got on here to help him with his damage limitation!
24/03/2021 13:49:16 0 0
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being defended by Pritti Patel !
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24/03/2021 10:11:04 8 12
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It’s clear what he meant, also he realised right away his comment would be taken out of context, and he was right