MPs agree to extend Covid powers until September
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,809
The health secretary said 'essential' government powers need to stay but other measures have been scrapped.
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25/03/2021 10:54:32 1456 395
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A warning from history. Once governments take more control over the people, they are always reluctant to give up their new powers. In fact it makes them crave more control.
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25/03/2021 10:59:16 812 734
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Is that why we still have rationing and curfews from WW2 then?
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25/03/2021 11:06:43 158 127
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We are living in tyranny.
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25/03/2021 11:14:28 174 31
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Good job we'll be able to protest... Oh.
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25/03/2021 11:17:45 255 66
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The fact that they've passed legislation to criminalise peaceful protest should be a red flag in any society.

The fact the BBC and tabloid press hardly reported on it while protests and outrage filled city streets and social media is disturbing.

And the fact they've done it with the impact of Brexit on the horizon may not be a coincidence.
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DSA
25/03/2021 11:20:33 104 221
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The government really needs to be take control to neutralise the behaviour of the dummies who do what they like without any thought whatsoever of what their actions can cause.

A fine is a waste of time, most won't or can't pay it so a period of lockup instead of lockdown may work

It really isn't worth the risk for a pint, a meal out, a football match or a holiday?

Definitely not
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25/03/2021 11:00:25 31 60
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Don't worry, the next general election will see to that.
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25/03/2021 11:23:16 61 63
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Does this history include the far left Soviet regimes (Stalin's Russia, North Korea, etc.) or just the wicked 'Tory' pantomime villains your handle suggests?

Stop looking at the world through one eye (clearly the left one) so you can get some rational balance on what is happening in the country you live in.
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25/03/2021 11:30:29 13 22
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Irony of all ironies, the OP supports right wing Tories.
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25/03/2021 11:40:51 57 16
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I know let's have a peaceful protest and set light to some stuff and shout abuse at female police officers... Because that's all ok
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Ed
25/03/2021 12:03:22 9 7
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We still have income tax.

This was brought in as a temporary measure 200 years ago
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25/03/2021 12:06:20 12 21
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The govt will now try to stop people from going on overseas holidays as they want to force ppl to spend money on uk-based holidays as there wont be any overseas visitors coming in.

What will the next freedom to be taken away be?
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25/03/2021 12:55:33 7 10
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this was always going to happen sadly, welcome to the UK Police State.
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VoR
25/03/2021 13:01:40 6 2
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In this case though, it's not in their interests to keep it going longer than they have to.
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25/03/2021 10:55:16 16 23
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Oh, look at that….
Jellyfish Starmer’s backing the govt… AGAIN.
The only thing he’s useful for, is showing how infiltrated our political system is by the establishment. Like an actor winking at the camera on set.
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25/03/2021 10:58:53 11 3
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It was the tories who wrote these rules remember...

also ever heard of the phrase allowing a person to make a rod to make their own back, i have a feeling thats what labour are doing to the tories atm
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25/03/2021 11:03:43 4 2
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If he agrees with it, why shouldn't he back it? Wouldn't an opposition that disagrees with govt just for the sake of it be pointless & counter-productive?

What's wrong with being hones about something? He isn't, well, Boris Johnson.
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25/03/2021 10:55:20 935 176
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It's almost as if some MPs would rather this pandemic didn't end.
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25/03/2021 10:59:51 462 171
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So the penny has dropped at last?
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25/03/2021 11:21:40 51 15
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They say that if you scare people enough you can get them to do anything.
Having embraced the mandatory LD zeitgeist, regimes everywhere decided that, fear was the only way to stay credible.
And a MSM drawn from the ranks of the sanctimonious liberal elite: who have lost touch with the true nature of humanity, supported it.
Giving up this power over us is going to be tough for them.
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25/03/2021 11:34:55 10 21
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Globally? Really?
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25/03/2021 11:35:42 47 19
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And in this appalling state of affairs, they are ardently supported by those who appear to wish to be under house arrest forever, or at least until all risks of any sort from anything at all have been removed (or never as we call it).
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25/03/2021 11:37:16 32 4
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And the press.
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25/03/2021 11:32:34 25 4
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Same as the media
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25/03/2021 12:00:27 12 12
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Indeed, the CRG seem very keen to prolong and increase pain and suffering.
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25/03/2021 12:16:04 14 11
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Good grief. I am no supporter of this shambles of a government but I'm sure that's not true. We should extend the powers on condition that an independent public enquiry into this mess starts now. No power without accountability,
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25/03/2021 14:26:44 1 1
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Again, the utterly ridiculous conflation of concern over the pandemic's potential impacts to a wish that it would have an adverse impact.
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25/03/2021 15:37:28 2 7
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They've kept it going as long as possible, delaying lockdown and mask wearing, which they then don't enforce. The dead are collateral damage, nothing more, nothing less.
25/03/2021 17:10:39 6 2
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SAGE as well
25/03/2021 17:32:12 14 3
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A lot of the population would also rather it never ends. Lots of people are real comfy behind that sofa.
25/03/2021 17:35:46 5 1
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Dont be paranoid. If Hancock has spoken must be true. ??
25/03/2021 17:36:23 8 1
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I would say this view is more true of scientists/epidemiologists than mps. Some of them want masks and social distancing to last forever
25/03/2021 18:13:21 2 1
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They all love working from home
25/03/2021 18:30:23 5 2
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It's the Woke and their usual band of politics - Project Fear - who don't want it to end. This COVID farce is being milked. It's time to stop all furlough schemes then see how many will have to/need to go back to work.
25/03/2021 18:42:45 2 1
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Quite wrong.. If it doesent end soon we will be worse off than people living in the ever shrinking amazon rain forest.
25/03/2021 18:56:51 0 3
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Pretty sure we ALL want the pandemic to end, but with 6,000 today, we are still letting it spread.
25/03/2021 19:26:48 1 0
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As soon as he announced an extension to furlough it was obvious that no matter what the circumstances, this was always the plan.
25/03/2021 19:28:16 2 0
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the more they can prolong it, the more freedoms they can steal from us. Simple formula. It's been their hidden agenda from day zero
25/03/2021 19:38:31 0 1
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And scientists
25/03/2021 20:04:36 3 2
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Miserable Whitty certainly doesn't want it to end.
25/03/2021 20:11:23 0 1
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Not as much as SAGE !
25/03/2021 20:19:21 1 0
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Quite right they dont, not heard a peep bout our MP, nothing at all.
25/03/2021 20:37:09 0 1
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Totally agree. Particularly Welsh and Scottish MPs. It makes them look far more important than they actually are.
kk
25/03/2021 21:00:43 0 0
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Disaster for us = opportunity for the Tories=more control and more lining their pockets =more suffering for the majority!!
25/03/2021 21:34:36 0 0
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and not just MP's.....there seem to be never ending reasons for just keeping this thing running, it's getting boring.
25/03/2021 21:40:09 0 0
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The gift that keeps on giving
25/03/2021 21:53:51 0 1
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Utter rubbish!
AB
25/03/2021 22:01:01 0 0
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Yes, cause then they may all have to do a proper job again and be more answerable to their constituents.
25/03/2021 22:01:42 1 0
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I can’t understand why, but it really does feel like it!
26/03/2021 01:23:03 0 0
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As I have said in the past, there are those politicians that are, in some ways, dreading the end because that is when everything that went wrong will be looked at in depth and people will be held accountable and heads will roll. Unless of course there is a very big rug available to sweep things under, sorry, make that a large carpet, rug wouldn't do the job, and a very large broom too.
26/03/2021 01:25:03 0 0
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What do you Want, first the government does not act fast enough or with stronger measures. Now the same people moan about their civil liberties being restricted for a while longer,

Guess you can never satisfy the Rabid Left.
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25/03/2021 10:55:28 663 121
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The govt need emergency powers to rush through billion pound contracts without the need for accountability.
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25/03/2021 11:10:58 191 46
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Do not let a good crisis go to waste - Dablya Ch. Pfeffel's Idol
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25/03/2021 12:08:46 5 0
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Same as it’s ever been.
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25/03/2021 12:09:22 7 0
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You think they need emergency powers to do that?
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25/03/2021 12:37:53 7 1
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100%
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25/03/2021 13:22:12 10 0
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The last time I saw a government use emergency powers to deal with a situation, they turned Anakin to the dark side.
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25/03/2021 15:49:05 2 6
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Whatever the subject of the discussion, the same people make the same complaints.
25/03/2021 18:01:26 5 2
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Ha ha! Yes - my mate what does a bit of DIY can get a multi million pound PPE contract
Jo
25/03/2021 18:18:35 3 1
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Especially to cronies
25/03/2021 19:11:24 0 5
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Not that old leftie chestnut again!
25/03/2021 21:55:41 0 0
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn
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25/03/2021 10:56:13 476 81
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Then in September they'll claim the powers are needed because of another wave, even though we have vaccines for the most vulnerable, and keep the cycle going unnecessarily.
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25/03/2021 12:45:32 171 18
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Cripes.... looks like the people are revolting.
In the nicest possible way of course.
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25/03/2021 14:30:18 4 16
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No they won't
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25/03/2021 15:02:34 5 0
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Whilst I agree with you we still don't know just how effective vaccine will be for the immunosuppressed _ I've got my fingers securely crossed.
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25/03/2021 16:01:46 7 2
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Must be a member of the press they are just abusive scaremongers
25/03/2021 18:16:51 5 0
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Correct, then the winter comes and it’s save the NHS
25/03/2021 18:29:29 2 0
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And then a climate emergency that they will draw on forever.
Max
25/03/2021 18:54:53 2 5
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Extending the powers will probably reduce the risk of another wave, especially one coming from the third wave hitting Europe at the moment.
25/03/2021 19:43:24 4 0
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Yes the virus was key to freedom yet we’ve vaccinated all the vulnerable and all we hear is new strains and caution......How long for 1 year/3 years ???
It’s just getting really annoying now.
25/03/2021 23:25:35 0 0
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Didn't you watch the Lion King?

Who are the vulnerable?
What happens to all of us every year?

That's right we get older

We don't know how long vaccination lasts. We do know the virus mutates. The only way to break the cycle is to eliminate Covid.
26/03/2021 01:54:21 1 0
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Exactly this ha been the policy of SAGE and the government all along to find any reason to keep the cycle going.
26/03/2021 06:44:11 0 0
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Yes it does seem that there is a good chance of another bout in the Autumn, because we certainly do not learn .
Boris has all his eggs on the vaccine, but is that all hype?
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25/03/2021 10:57:22 327 74
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Most of the emergency laws aren't needed now, time to let them go.
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25/03/2021 11:05:09 34 44
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So say so in Parliament (sovereign).
Oh you can’t, wonder why??????
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25/03/2021 12:16:37 14 1
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When will the Opposition actually, well, oppose?
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25/03/2021 13:47:47 3 8
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Yep, lets stop all furlough and rates and Business support and drop the additional funding for the NHS etc that is included in this bill.
25/03/2021 17:58:46 0 3
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Why is that? People like you would have us going backwards again - in more than one way!
25/03/2021 19:32:47 0 0
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Where are all the human rights people? They've been very quiet. Not popular to go against "our safety".
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MVP
25/03/2021 10:57:35 743 155
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This creeping authoritarianism is deeply disturbing.

Now that those in control have tasted power they do not want to let go and will crave more.
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25/03/2021 11:09:10 661 150
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People should atually be more fearful of these new laws than the virus.
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25/03/2021 11:36:15 11 33
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You can always sleep with your light on.
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25/03/2021 11:37:53 48 19
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Never forget that the enemy is not disease, or natural forces, or other countries. The true enemy is the government. Always was, always will be, more than ever now from the look of it.
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25/03/2021 14:20:58 10 1
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Power corrupts; total power corrupts totally.
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25/03/2021 14:29:37 8 12
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What tosh, if you are informed in 3 years time that the next general election will not take place, raise the alarm, but don't confuse pandemic control measures that most seem to be able to follow with impending dictatorship
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25/03/2021 14:39:52 8 2
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You know what that equals, civil unrest!!!
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25/03/2021 14:43:00 2 14
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Why? Why would the gov want to control us so? It makes no sense.
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25/03/2021 15:06:55 12 1
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It’s not creeping it’s been very fast.
25/03/2021 17:59:42 0 3
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If it all gets a bit too much we can vote them out in 4 years... well 3 and a bit now
RPH
25/03/2021 18:44:45 1 3
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It's a mistake to judge people by your own standards. Says more about you than the people you are accusing.
25/03/2021 18:57:32 3 0
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On both sides..it's not like it was a close call, it was a landslide.

This proves no MP, regardless of party, has anyone's interest in mind.

That is almost as disturbing.
25/03/2021 22:51:33 0 0
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What did people expect when they voted this lot in?
Government retains biometric data, it passes facemask test, requirement for vaccine passports, all linked....? We can all be happy about this as everyone flies the flag and feels proud to be British as we cut public services to the bone and buy nukes. I used to proud, but the actions of this government make me first embarrassed and then concerned
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25/03/2021 10:57:47 21 20
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I know people are making a lot of comparisons with the old soviet republics…. But at least the soviets had the guise of doing things for their population as a whole. This tory regime only seem to be doing things for the rich tory donors.
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25/03/2021 11:11:46 10 4
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You really think the Soviets were morally equivalent to the Tories? Presumably you would agree with Stalin's purges, and the recent Russian government attempts to poison dissidents.
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25/03/2021 11:17:21 4 2
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Two things here which make me think you either have your head firmly in the sand or in the Momentum Manifesto of the lunatic extreme left:

1 The Soviets were just as bad as the Nazi's if not worse in persecuting and killing their own people.

2 You are clearly politically cycloptic in your thinking if you think the present government is doing nothing for the population as a whole.
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25/03/2021 10:58:02 7 5
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Never fear Starmer has Boris's back.
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25/03/2021 11:04:13 7 14
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Corbyn and Starmer would never had allowed the inadequacy and total mess the Tories have made to happen in the first place. They would have put PEOPLE first then ???????? rather than the other way round.
No doubt RWA’s will attempt, and fail as usual , to defend the indefensible.
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25/03/2021 10:58:07 12 14
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Sensible precaution, wait for someone to bleat on about civil liberties....yawn
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25/03/2021 10:58:07 6 11
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Nooooooooooooooooooooo
Enough now
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25/03/2021 10:58:07 15 10
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Can we get back to normal and climate change fear .
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25/03/2021 11:55:49 3 4
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Sorry shares in "Green" companies have leveled out and they cant push that any more. So they put their money in pharma supplies and will continue to push that instead.
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kh
25/03/2021 12:55:29 0 1
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THE science is wrong about covid. What else is it wrong about!?
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25/03/2021 10:58:16 23 18
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There is no way in this world that this crisis will be over by June 21st. It has dawned on Doris now, most of us with a brain laughed when it was suggested it would be over. Meanwhile lots of unvaccinated nuggets rushed off to book a jolly in the sun where Covid still runs wild.
Get a grip, grow up, and accept another summer of restrictions loom.
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25/03/2021 11:02:08 6 3
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ain't dat de truth.....
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25/03/2021 11:21:12 0 6
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With deaths below normal levels for the time of the year in the UK here the crisis isn’t covid here now, it’s the harm to physical and mental health and the economy by staying in lockdown when it’s no longer needed.
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25/03/2021 11:30:36 0 6
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Not a case of grow up. There is absolutely no need for these restrictions to continue. Half the population vaccinated, moving into Summer etc. We don't close the country down for flu and neither should we for this now we have a vaccine.
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25/03/2021 10:58:34 7 7
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Historically I’ve been indifferent to the Tories. Currently, I’m pleased with their vaccine rollout, however I still think the made a lot of simple, early mistakes like leaving the borders open un-checked, being slow to implement lockdown etc – you don’t need hindsight; it’s obvious stuff.

Genuinely please they’re getting their act together, but it doesn’t wash away the mistakes.
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25/03/2021 10:58:48 7 11
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Land of the free.... certainly not the UK. 3 month extension- Max
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25/03/2021 10:55:16 16 23
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Oh, look at that….
Jellyfish Starmer’s backing the govt… AGAIN.
The only thing he’s useful for, is showing how infiltrated our political system is by the establishment. Like an actor winking at the camera on set.
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25/03/2021 10:58:53 11 3
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It was the tories who wrote these rules remember...

also ever heard of the phrase allowing a person to make a rod to make their own back, i have a feeling thats what labour are doing to the tories atm
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25/03/2021 10:59:04 12 6
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Well the people who think the various governments have been abusing their power will come on here and rant about "loss of freedom". The ones who think the various governments have been trying hard to contain the virus will come on here and say there is no point relaxing the powers as the virus hasn't gone and not all are vaccined.
I look forward to seeing who wins the upvotes vs downvotes today!
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25/03/2021 10:54:32 1456 395
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A warning from history. Once governments take more control over the people, they are always reluctant to give up their new powers. In fact it makes them crave more control.
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25/03/2021 10:59:16 812 734
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Is that why we still have rationing and curfews from WW2 then?
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xlr
25/03/2021 11:02:43 192 68
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If it had been up to Churchill, rationing and curfew had gone on many years. He really didn't want to let go of those, one of the reasons people of the time were actually happy to see him go.

Unpopular comment no doubt for the Pierce Morganites out there, but historically accurate.
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25/03/2021 11:14:31 224 49
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I believe rationing lasted well into the 1950s. Several years after the War. Are you happy with 6 years without household mixing?
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25/03/2021 11:14:53 176 17
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Example: WW1 changes to licencing laws took over 70 years to be repealed, long after the War(s) ended.
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25/03/2021 11:49:08 15 10
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dont need curfews, HM GOVERNMENT can tell where you are from internet traffic, car number plate, debit or credit card, cctv, & even track your mobile phone & land line usage
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25/03/2021 12:03:06 10 17
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The reason we don't still have them is people demanded they stop.
The point is not that the government inevitably hoards power, it is that it inevitably wants to hoard power and only the people can stop it by explicitly rejecting this
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JT
25/03/2021 12:10:03 14 6
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People also had to carry National ID cards during WW2, a law which were supposed to last until the end of war.

Except it didn't and it took a court case in 1948 to finish off National ID cards in the UK when the judge ruled against the Government.

What chance a judge would do the same thing today?
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VoR
25/03/2021 13:01:57 2 1
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Let me know when I can unbrick my windows.
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25/03/2021 10:59:20 20 19
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The creeping totalitarianism is so obvious now, Orwell was correct.
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25/03/2021 10:59:31 7 13
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More control, more freebies to keep you quiet. Had the Soviets taught about it Silly Comrades. The answer was .....the borrowing, printing more money and giving it away to people was the way to do it. Keeping power, control and make people to obey. Do not need army nor tanks to achieve that ,General Jaruzelski & Leo Brezhniev.
Learn it from the Tories. Greed&capitalism keeps everything ticking?
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25/03/2021 11:08:11 6 7
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Another weird left wing conspiracy theory.
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25/03/2021 11:01:06 6 10
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a slippery slope ...
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25/03/2021 11:07:26 6 5
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Slippery slope to what? In many countries it is normal for the national flag to be flown on public building, including social democracies like Denmark.
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kh
25/03/2021 11:17:57 0 0
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such a slope might require a lockdown, to save the nhs from been over whelmed
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25/03/2021 11:01:38 3 6
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“Sovereignty” in action ????????????
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25/03/2021 11:05:34 6 9
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Remoaner.
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25/03/2021 10:58:16 23 18
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There is no way in this world that this crisis will be over by June 21st. It has dawned on Doris now, most of us with a brain laughed when it was suggested it would be over. Meanwhile lots of unvaccinated nuggets rushed off to book a jolly in the sun where Covid still runs wild.
Get a grip, grow up, and accept another summer of restrictions loom.
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25/03/2021 11:02:08 6 3
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ain't dat de truth.....
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Is that why we still have rationing and curfews from WW2 then?
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xlr
25/03/2021 11:02:43 192 68
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If it had been up to Churchill, rationing and curfew had gone on many years. He really didn't want to let go of those, one of the reasons people of the time were actually happy to see him go.

Unpopular comment no doubt for the Pierce Morganites out there, but historically accurate.
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25/03/2021 11:43:59 47 3
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Only Churchill wasn't in power after the war, it was the Labour Party that kept rationing going
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25/03/2021 11:52:15 59 11
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Total fiction. Labour won the general election after the war. Rationing was still in place because goods were still very scarce. There had been 6 years of war remember. My mother queued for hours to buy what food there was. The undisciplined of today would be "protesting", demanding an end to shortages. God help this country if the namby pambies of today were alive in the 2nd world war.
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25/03/2021 12:13:13 13 18
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I think you'll find that it's generally the left (socialists) who crave more state control. They have an instinctive lack of trust in people to make the 'right' decisions, hence the urge for intervention/nannying by the state the make the decisions on their behalf.

Generally, the right is more on the side of the personal freedom and the individual. So what you say about Piers Morgan is rubbish.
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25/03/2021 11:02:47 8 9
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I don't think thy have any option other than to extend the extraordinary powers at the current time - we're not quite out of the woods yet.

It's just unfortunate we have the Monstrous Muppet nominally in charge. I would have thought with everything else that's going on here and in the rest of the world, having Union flags flying on all government buildings would have been way down the list.
Personally, I want to see the Union flags flying on government buildings. It will not cost much and doesn't impinge on anything else. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:02:49 20 10
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Tyranny
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25/03/2021 11:02:56 85 21
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More authoritarianism then ?

Oh joy.
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kh
25/03/2021 11:16:40 99 51
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bit-by-bit, day-by-day, so the sheep don't realise the wool has been pulled over their eyes
25/03/2021 23:08:08 1 1
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Coronavirus doesn’t kill me but lockdown will kill me
Phi
25/03/2021 23:29:24 1 0
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Good job that people voted for UK sovereignty & control!

The same people can't complain about being told what to do by elected UK officials right?
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25/03/2021 11:03:03 1056 255
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Coronavirus is no longer an emergency, so emergency powers can no longer be justified. It's an ongoing situation which needs to be managed by professionals. Any new legislation required should be agreed by parliament.
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25/03/2021 11:17:43 188 342
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You can't always wait whilst MPs have three days of debate about any changes needed.
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25/03/2021 11:31:11 36 17
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It is debateable whether an emergency is over when the effects are subsiding or when there is no chance of it returning without active management.

I would say the UK epidemic is heading for remission, but the Global pandemic is still, very much, an emergency that will return to our shores at the first possible opportunity.
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25/03/2021 11:36:20 19 1
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It was parliament that set up the emergency powers legislation and it is parliament that is going to decide if it continues so I guess you have your wish :-)
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Tom
25/03/2021 12:57:27 12 4
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I was in agreement with your comment until you put 'managed by professionals' and 'Parliament' I the same sentence...

????
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25/03/2021 13:08:10 14 4
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Sadly most thing will be passed given that we mandated a large majority, was always a risk voting BJ in after the moderates were replaced with the I will agree to anything brigade.
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25/03/2021 13:11:50 9 0
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Agree and add in limiting the right to protest shows the current carp leadership are remaining dangerously power hungry.
576
25/03/2021 13:21:36 14 2
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Spot on - UK drifting to a fascist state.
604
25/03/2021 13:32:57 4 7
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These powers include all the financial prop-ups such as furlough, many of the other laws actually have been already written into other Acts. We may have an emergency every Autumn-Winter, it will be easier to keep them going than trying to reintroduce them again.
689
25/03/2021 13:57:48 11 2
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In some parts of the world they have coped very well and are living normal lives, and haven't even got around to vaccinations yet!!
742
25/03/2021 14:26:45 1 3
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Since when have you been the elected representative that makes such decisions?
799
25/03/2021 14:56:58 3 5
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Errrrrrrrrrrr......France, Germany, Poland etc etc....the UK doesn't live in a bubble....
841
25/03/2021 15:18:59 5 14
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Of course it is still an emergency! The virus is not defeated. It is spreading rapidly in Europe. New variants all the time with a particularly worrying one found in India. We are a world wide airline hub impossible to close down completely like OZ and NZ. Extreme caution is still needed. If everyone obeyed the three main wash hands,keep distance, wear a mask, then perhaps things could ease!
867
25/03/2021 15:26:58 6 4
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I'm afraid that on a global level you are very much incorrect about that. Look at the data.
999
25/03/2021 16:05:20 0 0
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I think you will find that this is what is being debated in parliament.....
25/03/2021 16:08:23 0 6
bbc
Only covid powers needed are to make sure everyone wears a mask
25/03/2021 17:46:40 2 1
bbc
End of 1st lockdown: It's no longer an emergency.
End of 2nd lockdown: It's no longer an emergency.
End of 3rd lockdown: It's no longer and emergency.

End of 4th lockdown: ???
25/03/2021 17:53:48 0 2
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It has been, hence the overwhelming majority result today by our elected MPs who speak for us. A cautious return to a permanent state of normality is surely preferable to the open/close/ open/close we have seen in the last year. Patience to ensure fewer patients is the key. Chill, one day this will all be history. Everything is temporary, good as well as bad. Stay safe everyone.
25/03/2021 18:07:54 1 4
bbc
......so Covid is no longer an emergency ? ....Globally, thousands of people are still dying every day ! ....its the "i'm alright jack" attitude that will prolong this pandemic far longer than needed.
25/03/2021 18:08:26 1 2
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I think that view is a little premature. When we reach the point where these powers are no longer needed, that will be a nice problem to have, but just we're not there yet.
25/03/2021 18:36:10 0 2
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You talk garbage
AMc
25/03/2021 18:38:02 0 2
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Ummm, yes it is, the reason it's less of an emergency is because of the measures put in place.
Seriously after everything we've been through, £125,000+ dead and it's still not sunk in.

Billy, be a good boy and keep banging your bong and let others do the thinking.
25/03/2021 18:43:48 0 0
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Comment posted by BillyBong, today at 11:03BillyBong
11:03
Coronavirus is no longer an emergency, so emergency powers can no longer be justified. It's an ongoing situation which needs to be managed by professionals. Any new legislation required should be agreed by parliament.

That is what they have just done.
25/03/2021 19:04:32 0 1
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So you don't consider a trip to Intensive Care an emergency, then. Be interesting to hear your lofty opinions when you'r the one on the ventilator.
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25/03/2021 11:03:13 18 15
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These are emergency powers - to be used if required.If they are not in place -then the Government cannot act quickly.Too much hysteria about this - calm down dear...
90
25/03/2021 11:17:59 3 3
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And which century do you propose that these "emergency" powers end?
103
25/03/2021 11:20:38 1 0
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You clearly have not got the cut of Priti Patel's cloth.
People waking up yet?....why is it taking people so long? Take your masks off, ignore the restrictions, and reclaim your freedom. If we don't, we're screwed. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:09:00 1 2
bbc
You are correct, the more compliance signals them to further push the agenda along. Think about what world compliance is going to create for your kids and grand kids.
49
25/03/2021 11:09:04 2 2
bbc
It's creatures like you that require the extension of restrictions for everyone.
61
25/03/2021 11:12:17 1 1
bbc
I totally agree
68
25/03/2021 11:13:50 1 2
bbc
another plonker
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kh
25/03/2021 11:15:31 0 0
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"my mask protects you" claptrap
2
25/03/2021 10:55:16 16 23
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Oh, look at that….
Jellyfish Starmer’s backing the govt… AGAIN.
The only thing he’s useful for, is showing how infiltrated our political system is by the establishment. Like an actor winking at the camera on set.
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25/03/2021 11:03:43 4 2
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If he agrees with it, why shouldn't he back it? Wouldn't an opposition that disagrees with govt just for the sake of it be pointless & counter-productive?

What's wrong with being hones about something? He isn't, well, Boris Johnson.
81
25/03/2021 11:15:43 2 1
bbc
Can't disagree with that. But, I would add, he agrees with Boris more than BJ's own backbenchers.
KS giving control of L'pool (a Labour run City) over an alleged Property development scandal, however, to a Tory Czar who is believed to have done dodgy deals for donors?...
Not a good look.
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25/03/2021 10:58:02 7 5
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Never fear Starmer has Boris's back.
32
25/03/2021 11:04:13 7 14
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Corbyn and Starmer would never had allowed the inadequacy and total mess the Tories have made to happen in the first place. They would have put PEOPLE first then ???????? rather than the other way round.
No doubt RWA’s will attempt, and fail as usual , to defend the indefensible.
33
25/03/2021 11:04:16 8 6
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Not really sure what the fuss is about, just people using this as a battering ram. Just in case we didn't know there's a world pandemic on!
34
25/03/2021 11:05:01 572 93
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Never trust a man that combs his hair with a balloon......................He's probably a Clown.
76
FLC
25/03/2021 11:14:44 176 38
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Choked on my tea there Damien , very funny.
Removed
281
25/03/2021 11:58:46 28 2
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today, you own the internet.
335
25/03/2021 12:21:48 31 1
bbc
We never do see his shoes do we!
579
25/03/2021 13:23:09 11 5
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A clown with...

“Unlimited Powaaahhh!!!!”
(cue lightening shots from his finger tips)
593
25/03/2021 13:29:14 7 55
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And look what we could of had, if he is such a clown how come Brexit is done and we has one of the Best vaccine programs in the world. Go Boris Go and show these real clowns that they know nothing but how to punch keys.
615
25/03/2021 13:37:02 27 2
bbc
Comment of the week there, laughed out loud at that one :)
691
25/03/2021 13:58:05 17 2
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As Frank Carson would have said.

That's a cracker
712
25/03/2021 14:12:41 15 0
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Hah! That is brilliant and I'm going to use it liberally!
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dai
25/03/2021 14:16:01 6 1
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Nice thought...someone pulling Boris the clowns trousers out at the waist and pouring down a ton of yellow custard! : ))
727
25/03/2021 14:22:30 6 1
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The type of people who comb their hair with a balloon do so because they are air-heads.
812
25/03/2021 15:07:32 6 0
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Much as I enjoyed that, the awful truth is that he's nothing so harmless. A clown wouldn't have put the country under house arrest and then introduced a non temporary bill to curtail protest against bad governments.
955
25/03/2021 15:56:31 0 6
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He deliberately messes his hair up to appear more of a 'man of the people'. Believe it or not, he can use a comb.
977
25/03/2021 16:05:58 2 1
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The back-firing peddle car driver!
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Dan
25/03/2021 16:10:48 5 1
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All part of the act.
Speak in a plummy accent with eccentric hair and you can't possibly be a tyrant even though your every policy is tyrannical.
25/03/2021 16:54:48 0 1
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tanks for dat father Damo
lmao
25/03/2021 18:16:13 1 0
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No an idiot
25/03/2021 19:10:09 0 0
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so many armchair experts, the world is full of them.
25/03/2021 20:05:57 1 0
bbc
????????
25/03/2021 20:45:46 0 0
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Personal comments about a political figures looks are not allowed, even if white and male...soz.
Dianne Abbott tho
25/03/2021 23:22:23 0 0
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Vote for clowns, you end up with a circus!
26/03/2021 06:35:11 0 0
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love it
26/03/2021 07:37:09 0 0
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Excellent sir. That one is going to go in my repertoire for future use.
35
25/03/2021 11:05:04 17 16
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READ ANIMAL FARM & 1984.

We are the frogs and the water is being gently boiled.
40
25/03/2021 11:06:14 6 4
bbc
Not the best analogy.
127
25/03/2021 11:08:55 1 1
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Not quite at that level yet. Dont exaggerate.
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kh
25/03/2021 11:13:17 1 1
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THE best analogy.
6
25/03/2021 10:57:22 327 74
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Most of the emergency laws aren't needed now, time to let them go.
36
25/03/2021 11:05:09 34 44
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So say so in Parliament (sovereign).
Oh you can’t, wonder why??????
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25/03/2021 11:52:55 7 0
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Because Im not an MP.
842
25/03/2021 15:19:25 3 1
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Exactly. It's meant to be sovereign. PMs are not.
25
25/03/2021 11:02:47 8 9
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I don't think thy have any option other than to extend the extraordinary powers at the current time - we're not quite out of the woods yet.

It's just unfortunate we have the Monstrous Muppet nominally in charge. I would have thought with everything else that's going on here and in the rest of the world, having Union flags flying on all government buildings would have been way down the list.
Personally, I want to see the Union flags flying on government buildings. It will not cost much and doesn't impinge on anything else. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:11:58 0 0
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In the same way as confederate flags being displayed in the US would be benign?
66
25/03/2021 11:13:41 2 0
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Yes a bit of flag waving will solve all the problems such as unemployment, an economy in dire straits, social injustice and upheaval etc etc! Get real!
38
25/03/2021 11:05:27 135 32
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The new laws havent really made any difference so no point in extending them, People will behave how they behave (the majority obeying rules). This is just an attempt to extend a period of slipping new laws through the back door unopposed
647
25/03/2021 13:22:15 50 16
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The emergency law could easily be reduced to 3 months or 2 months to meet the vaccine rollout.

Any new laws after that date can easily be voted in.

As per other peoples statements, it seems that they like the authority and control, and don't want to give it up.
679
25/03/2021 13:53:16 6 3
bbc
So you would have preferred if the Furlough and support schemes had been scrapped 6 months ago then.

Fair enough, tell that to all the people it has helped.
22
25/03/2021 11:01:38 3 6
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“Sovereignty” in action ????????????
39
25/03/2021 11:05:34 6 9
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Remoaner.
35
25/03/2021 11:05:04 17 16
bbc
READ ANIMAL FARM & 1984.

We are the frogs and the water is being gently boiled.
40
25/03/2021 11:06:14 6 4
bbc
Not the best analogy.
1
25/03/2021 10:54:32 1456 395
bbc
A warning from history. Once governments take more control over the people, they are always reluctant to give up their new powers. In fact it makes them crave more control.
41
25/03/2021 11:06:43 158 127
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We are living in tyranny.
44
25/03/2021 11:08:08 105 119
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How?
You made the assertion, provide details and evidence.
Somehow though.........
239
25/03/2021 11:48:36 53 14
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No. People in Myanmar are living in tyranny. Stop being such a drama queen and see things in perspective. Please.
310
25/03/2021 12:14:37 6 4
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You are clearly living in the world your name says. The rest of us live in the real world.
21
25/03/2021 11:01:06 6 10
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a slippery slope ...
42
25/03/2021 11:07:26 6 5
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Slippery slope to what? In many countries it is normal for the national flag to be flown on public building, including social democracies like Denmark.
43
25/03/2021 11:07:55 415 118
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They shouldering to end all restrictions immediately. Over half the population has had a jab including all vulnerable groups. There is NO justification for keeping restrictions going any longer. Open up the economy.
plonker Removed
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25/03/2021 11:28:05 36 17
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Boris is still running scared of his scientific advisers. Their hold over him is worrying. Every time he looks on things more optimistically up they pop like the prophets of doom with another model based on dodgy data with fantasy outcomes attached. They said once groups 1-9 were done, we move out of lockdown gradually nothing about more emergency powers
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25/03/2021 11:33:02 23 6
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The question I would ask, but obviously nobody will ever answer, is what level of deaths is acceptable? With the vaccine, case numbers don’t matter as much meaning the metric they are surely going by is deaths. So what is ok? 50 a day? 40?
We need to know this information as a nation so we can make informed decisions moving forward....
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25/03/2021 11:35:15 23 30
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There are substantial numbers of vulnerable people who have not been able to have a vaccine and of their carers who choose not to have the vaccine.

Priority group 9 will not have their second dose until late June. Add two weeks for full efficacy

The group at the greatest risk of "Long Covid" are not in the top 9 priority groups.

And there is a spectre of a variant that gets round the immunity.
376
25/03/2021 12:30:47 22 22
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We are only at 10% of the population vaccinated. The other 40% have only had half the vaccine. Still impressive but we are not quite there yet.
467
25/03/2021 12:56:17 8 10
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You need to have had TWO vaccine jabs followed by several days to allow it to build up protection. You are not immune but have a lower risk of infection AFTER that time - but you can still pass it on to others. Protect other people first. They should not remove any restrictions yet, contrary to what you are saying.
971
25/03/2021 16:02:45 3 5
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Sounds very self centered like many on here
25/03/2021 16:39:42 1 3
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other than keeping people alive, of course.
25/03/2021 18:10:06 0 0
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A bit premature.
db
25/03/2021 19:02:18 0 4
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Over half of the adult population have had 1 jab. There's still vulnerable people under 18 who have not had the jab.
25/03/2021 19:17:37 0 1
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That is what is happing, just cautions trying to avoid a huge problem for all those that are not vaccinated.
The you can also get Covid seriously, maybe not at many but they have and will continue to until vaccinated.
25/03/2021 19:22:58 0 0
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And nearly half of the population has not had a jab, you're being silly.
25/03/2021 20:18:22 0 4
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So what you're saying damn the other half that's not been vaccinated? So long as selfish you is okay...
25/03/2021 20:20:05 0 0
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Meanwhile those of us who have no choice than to be out and about haven't been offered vaccinations yet. I've caught covid twice now. 35 and my lungs feel like they've been destroyed.
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25/03/2021 11:06:43 158 127
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We are living in tyranny.
44
25/03/2021 11:08:08 105 119
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How?
You made the assertion, provide details and evidence.
Somehow though.........
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25/03/2021 11:15:30 171 71
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Just look around you. Freedom is gone
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25/03/2021 12:21:10 6 14
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'Don't leave home'. 'Don't mix with other people.' That's already past tyranny. Stalin, Hitler, King John, Cromwell, The Committee of Public Safety - they'd all be in awe.
More control, more freebies to keep you quiet. Had the Soviets taught about it Silly Comrades. The answer was .....the borrowing, printing more money and giving it away to people was the way to do it. Keeping power, control and make people to obey. Do not need army nor tanks to achieve that ,General Jaruzelski & Leo Brezhniev.
Learn it from the Tories. Greed&capitalism keeps everything ticking?
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25/03/2021 11:08:11 6 7
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Another weird left wing conspiracy theory.
46
25/03/2021 11:08:12 19 7
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It is likely that vaccination will become mandatory for care home staff, along with other healthcare workers. This, alongside the prospect of Covid “certificates“, & the latest suggestion regarding pubs, begs the question: to what extent can the Covid vaccine really be called voluntary? MP Steve Baker, the has said that such requirements would create a “two-tier Britain”.
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kh
25/03/2021 11:19:32 2 11
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MP Steve Baker is my nemesis
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25/03/2021 11:08:47 256 53
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Would really like to see Parliament control these powers and not the Gov't. There is now opportunity to debate and justify application of restrictions in the public domain - we have effectively been under Marshal Law for a year now. Ongoing sweeping powers without having public scrutiny is just not healthy
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25/03/2021 11:11:50 143 91
bbc
It hardly been a case of martial law ...they haven't kept public order by using the military!
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25/03/2021 11:20:03 13 5
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"Would really like to see Parliament control these powers and not the Gov't."

With a majority of 80 it's more or less the same thing. The Conservative machine could allow just enough dissenting votes to make it appear the debate is "genuine" but they would never allow the Government to lose.
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25/03/2021 11:13:56 19 0
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Who is Marshal Law - the new sheriff LOL!? You mean 'martial' I assume?
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kh
25/03/2021 11:18:52 5 0
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but you know it will be renewed
245
25/03/2021 11:50:27 4 6
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I wonder what Corbyn would have done if he got into power,
287
25/03/2021 12:06:40 5 0
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They ARE under control by parliament - Labour are voting WITH the Govt
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dai
25/03/2021 14:18:18 1 0
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Why not have a referendum? ROFL. Joking. Joking there!
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dai
25/03/2021 14:22:39 1 1
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No...not seen anyone with a gun, in patrols near me. The public have on the whole, been marshaling themselves. I'd say on the whole most in the UK have done the right thing...but as vaccination goes up, the need for restriction goes down. Only IF, IF a new very different variant spreads should these be repealed. But Boris has said this is a one way street. We trust old Boris don't we? ROFL
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25/03/2021 16:08:14 0 0
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You employ MP’s and the House of Lords to scrutinise new laws. Speak to yours and ask why their waving them through........
Ditch the Lords because their ineffective and costly. Employ a new set of Lords. They have to retire at 75.
25/03/2021 16:10:52 0 0
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The law was passed by parliament - not the government. It is being debated by MPs in parliament. What part of this democracy do you not understand?

BTW, any more riots in Bristol and the troops may have to be sent in to control the Left Wing activists.
25/03/2021 16:34:33 0 0
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effectively under martial law ? what a load of bolly
25/03/2021 17:55:37 0 0
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Who is Marshal Law? I didn't vote for him!
25/03/2021 17:56:09 0 0
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Parliament do that’s why they had to have a vote to pass it
People waking up yet?....why is it taking people so long? Take your masks off, ignore the restrictions, and reclaim your freedom. If we don't, we're screwed. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:09:00 1 2
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You are correct, the more compliance signals them to further push the agenda along. Think about what world compliance is going to create for your kids and grand kids.
People waking up yet?....why is it taking people so long? Take your masks off, ignore the restrictions, and reclaim your freedom. If we don't, we're screwed. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:09:04 2 2
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It's creatures like you that require the extension of restrictions for everyone.
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MVP
25/03/2021 10:57:35 743 155
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This creeping authoritarianism is deeply disturbing.

Now that those in control have tasted power they do not want to let go and will crave more.
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25/03/2021 11:09:10 661 150
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People should atually be more fearful of these new laws than the virus.
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25/03/2021 11:48:53 21 30
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One of the biggest problems of Brexit is now biting us all in the arse: Tories hastily writing laws to quash the poor.
594
25/03/2021 13:29:43 1 0
bbc
Hear hear hear hear hear, banging of papers, how Parliament used to be..
797
25/03/2021 14:56:04 0 4
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Cue an orgy of echo chamber enthusiasm from people who mistake left wing ad hominem for humour.
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Jim
25/03/2021 15:31:13 18 3
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I am. The virus is actually quite hard to catch, and quite hard to die from. It's just bad enough to have risked overloading the NHS. Now that threat has receded, these laws are no longer needed.

Which begs the question: why are they being renewed?
25/03/2021 17:53:07 0 3
bbc
Yes you’re correct those laws will kill at least........
No hold on take the tin foil off
25/03/2021 17:57:26 4 0
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An opposition party would be good.
25/03/2021 18:19:08 0 3
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Why?
25/03/2021 19:10:29 0 3
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Spoken with all the wisdom of a peanut.
25/03/2021 19:17:49 0 2
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I invite you to live in China, North Korea, Russia or Iran to find out what true dictatorship/totalitarian states are like. Personally I think we are lucky to have the freedoms we are allowed during such unprecidented times.
25/03/2021 19:29:21 0 3
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Yes, why be scared of a killer virus?
25/03/2021 20:30:19 2 0
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This is not about the virus
25/03/2021 20:44:18 0 1
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Really.

Ask a nurse.
25/03/2021 21:47:49 0 0
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what virus?
25/03/2021 21:55:06 0 0
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You think?
26/03/2021 00:40:39 0 0
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People so far died in my age group from coronavirus ~500.
In a country with almost 70million.

Im more likely to min the lottery than I am to die from covid. :-/and
26/03/2021 06:52:51 0 0
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There was supposed to be a fight against a pandemic in defense of people and there is a fight by the Government against its citizens in defence of a pandemic.
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25/03/2021 11:09:41 9 10
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Hardly any point Parliament voting on it, Boris's Tory sheep will vote how hew tells them on anything, up to and including being lambs to the slaughter.
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25/03/2021 11:14:05 3 2
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Strange that Tories are the only party that are opposing the ongoing application of emergency powers because it is not democratic and against their principle of empowering the individual. Still if football chant politics is your thing, please continue believing whatever your political tribe dictates
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25/03/2021 11:09:49 713 80
bbc
The problem with these rules isn't that they're a bad idea (most of us accept some restrictions in a pandemic) - it's that they're treated as a never-ending 'emergency'. Poverty, terrorism, crime, climate change and, yes, infectious diseases are serious ongoing challenges and require a sustainable, democratic response. All governments love to declare 'emergencies' to avoid checks and balances.
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25/03/2021 11:47:48 515 97
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Agreed. I can accept a good many of the restrictions as wise precautions, but I am appalled that it has ever in a western democracy been made a crime to meet family, embrace friends and comfort one's old people. Why were we not outraged by the recent positively presented headline that a daughter had at last been 'allowed' to hold the hands of her own bewildered mother in a so-called care home?
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25/03/2021 13:07:42 37 9
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It does strike me that a some of the 'rules' are just to keep us caught up in the emergency of everything. Time to stop the very high sense of peril the government is peddling and strip back to some sensible rules on travel outside of UK, mass events, and the indoor timetable as is. Otherwise rules seen as being 'crackpot', Scotch egg for example, don't work.
652
25/03/2021 13:45:00 8 8
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Which is why it is for a time limited period.
25/03/2021 17:45:53 2 2
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I can't recall any "emergency" that a UK government has declared in recent history other than re this pandemic., so to suggest that governments love to declare "emergencies" is simply untrue.
25/03/2021 19:07:26 0 0
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that may be so, but, they are always followed by an election. checks and balances.
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25/03/2021 11:10:03 4 5
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If a vaccine passport is to be decided by landlords then what powers do the useless government want to utilise?
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ian
25/03/2021 11:10:36 3 4
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The virus won’t go away ever as the common cold can’t be illuminated completely stay locked away end cash or credit and die be safer
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:13:26 5 0
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You could use fairy lights to illuminate anyone with a cold ?
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25/03/2021 10:55:28 663 121
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The govt need emergency powers to rush through billion pound contracts without the need for accountability.
55
25/03/2021 11:10:58 191 46
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Do not let a good crisis go to waste - Dablya Ch. Pfeffel's Idol
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25/03/2021 13:01:20 4 8
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Or Kate Green, Labour MP: "we should use the opportunity, don't let a good crisis go to waste" ?
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:11:10 3 11
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I will refuse to wear a uniform or a label and I will not be quizzed by anyone in a hi-viz jacket . Oh and I will not wear a hi-viz jacket neither will my dog, for some reason he wants to attack them .
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25/03/2021 10:57:47 21 20
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I know people are making a lot of comparisons with the old soviet republics…. But at least the soviets had the guise of doing things for their population as a whole. This tory regime only seem to be doing things for the rich tory donors.
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25/03/2021 11:11:46 10 4
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You really think the Soviets were morally equivalent to the Tories? Presumably you would agree with Stalin's purges, and the recent Russian government attempts to poison dissidents.
25/03/2021 18:10:22 1 0
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Do you think human rights in Russia was any different before communism in Russia?
Why do you think the bolsheviks revolted in the first place?
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25/03/2021 11:08:47 256 53
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Would really like to see Parliament control these powers and not the Gov't. There is now opportunity to debate and justify application of restrictions in the public domain - we have effectively been under Marshal Law for a year now. Ongoing sweeping powers without having public scrutiny is just not healthy
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25/03/2021 11:11:50 143 91
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It hardly been a case of martial law ...they haven't kept public order by using the military!
78
25/03/2021 11:15:22 16 14
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Clapham common policing might be an exception?
83
25/03/2021 11:16:29 12 10
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Yet.
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25/03/2021 11:18:14 28 12
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"Martial law is the temporary imposition of direct military control of normal civil functions or SUSPENSION OF CIVIL LAW BY GOVERNMENT"

Think emergency powers bypassing parliament fits the latter description?
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25/03/2021 11:39:43 7 6
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YET
263
25/03/2021 11:59:29 1 2
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It's not over yet, the worst is yet to come.
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Pip
25/03/2021 12:33:21 2 2
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Only a matter of time, they'll use what force they thinks necessary................?
532
25/03/2021 13:08:48 0 2
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Yet........
822
25/03/2021 15:12:57 0 1
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Nor could that ever be a justifiable thing to do, so it's really not an argument in their favour.
25/03/2021 17:48:06 0 0
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Yet.
25/03/2021 17:55:42 0 0
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Yet
25/03/2021 17:56:40 0 0
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Correct......for now.
25/03/2021 18:31:46 0 0
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Coffee in the park anyone? Oh you can't, but that's not equiv to martial law?
25/03/2021 19:08:47 0 0
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Might have to do soon.
Bob
25/03/2021 19:28:02 0 0
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Not far off though. The slippery slope beckons!
25/03/2021 20:27:25 0 0
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At least not yet.
25/03/2021 20:41:50 0 0
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They were on standby.
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25/03/2021 11:11:55 563 91
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I'm beginning to think all the conspiracy theorists have a point: this is beginning to smell of state control of the population. Careful Boris, stoking the fires of mass protests here.
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:16:33 180 40
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Mein Kampf, an interesting read.
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25/03/2021 11:18:16 5 49
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idiotic
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25/03/2021 11:36:36 47 1
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Already planning laws to reduce the right to protest
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25/03/2021 11:40:25 7 0
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If they didn't have a point there would be no need to demonise and laugh at them so often in so many media, would there? When such opprobrium is brought to bear, you know the real reason. There are other popular things, too, that are treated the same way. Just dare to disagree with AGW, for example.
But he is trying to make mass protest illegal

Have you looked into the new crime "bill"

Illegal to make noise when protesting

Illegal to do something you "ought to of known" you shouldnt

They are even trying to make it illegal to go wild camping
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dai
25/03/2021 14:17:36 28 1
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Poll Tax riots come to mind. And the Fuel Protests, methinks we're going to have a summer of discontent
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25/03/2021 14:32:56 5 8
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No it doesn't, it smells of a Government that cocked things up twice and are petrified of doing so a third time as we might remember at the next election. You fall for conspiracy claptrap if you want to, I'll continue to laugh at it.
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25/03/2021 15:34:58 5 0
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Not a conspiracy more of blindly stumbling towards something.
970
25/03/2021 16:01:55 2 3
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The left don’t need any conspiracies to organise a strike. It’s on page 1 of the things to do list.........
25/03/2021 16:37:38 2 1
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State control of the population is what they were elected for.
It'swhat they do.
Be more careful next time.
25/03/2021 19:29:36 0 0
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just ignore the rules, that was basically how WW2 rationing came to an end, a blackmarket and forged coupons meant the Politicians realised the game was up so gave up.
25/03/2021 19:41:39 2 0
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Have to confess being a level headed man I’m starting to think that there’s more to this virus than meets the eye as the control and change going on is extreme.
I’m sure I’m just having a funny moment ??
25/03/2021 20:39:09 1 0
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Yep, I am ready to join any bloody coup that is planned. We need to remove these dictators.
25/03/2021 20:48:36 0 0
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How so?

Stay home was wise?

Behave yourself bandwagon jumper.
25/03/2021 22:35:27 1 0
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I agree,but I don't think you have to be a conspiracy theorist.It seems common sense to me to be wary of any authority that thinks it is ok to consider allowing blatant discrimination against someone who is exercising their personal choice(as in the vaccine debate)without them commiting a crime.
25/03/2021 23:01:45 0 0
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Agreed, the best time to of nipped it in the bud would of been last April, the second best time is now
26/03/2021 06:38:39 0 0
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I would agree with you, but backbone has been educated out of our youth.
Any invading country could stroll through this country like an awfully hot knife through butter.
I would go further to say we have been invaded for years, surrendering without us knowing.
Personally, I want to see the Union flags flying on government buildings. It will not cost much and doesn't impinge on anything else. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:11:58 0 0
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In the same way as confederate flags being displayed in the US would be benign?
People waking up yet?....why is it taking people so long? Take your masks off, ignore the restrictions, and reclaim your freedom. If we don't, we're screwed. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:12:17 1 1
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I totally agree
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25/03/2021 11:12:26 10 8
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if you can not see why restrictions may be needed just wait untin April when non esential retail opens and the stampede to jd sports etc for must have items begins
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25/03/2021 11:14:14 15 8
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Daft comment. You sound like you want to stay hiding away for ever more.
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25/03/2021 11:23:57 0 0
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We’ll see. I would bet hospitalisations and deaths will continue to decrease in April.
Many were certain that opening schools would lead to an increase but in fact 2 and a half weeks later even cases have continued to fall and hospitalisations and deaths have fallen at the same rate as before with no noticeable impact whatsoever.
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25/03/2021 11:35:53 0 0
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You can buy what you want from JD online ya muppet
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25/03/2021 11:12:38 10 8
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Cue the Lib Dems (remember them)?

I'm sure that they would join the EU's Procurement & Vaccination Programme tomorrow to show them how 'European' they are
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25/03/2021 11:07:55 415 118
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They shouldering to end all restrictions immediately. Over half the population has had a jab including all vulnerable groups. There is NO justification for keeping restrictions going any longer. Open up the economy.
plonker Removed
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25/03/2021 11:20:27 44 9
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No the plonkers are those prepared to give up the very freedoms that people like Captain Tom fought for because they are afraid. The Plonkers are the ones thinking this can go on ad infinitum.
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:27:57 4 2
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Is that your signature ?
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25/03/2021 11:38:38 0 4
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so is steaderdad
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ian
25/03/2021 11:10:36 3 4
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The virus won’t go away ever as the common cold can’t be illuminated completely stay locked away end cash or credit and die be safer
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:13:26 5 0
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You could use fairy lights to illuminate anyone with a cold ?
25/03/2021 17:19:22 0 0
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Best comment of the day!
Personally, I want to see the Union flags flying on government buildings. It will not cost much and doesn't impinge on anything else. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:13:41 2 0
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Yes a bit of flag waving will solve all the problems such as unemployment, an economy in dire straits, social injustice and upheaval etc etc! Get real!
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25/03/2021 11:13:50 1 1
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Are the bbc going to connect HYS to the national grid? The airwaves will be white hot - 2 threads today - no pubs and extended powers
People waking up yet?....why is it taking people so long? Take your masks off, ignore the restrictions, and reclaim your freedom. If we don't, we're screwed. Removed
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25/03/2021 11:13:50 1 2
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another plonker
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25/03/2021 11:13:54 1 1
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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25/03/2021 11:09:41 9 10
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Hardly any point Parliament voting on it, Boris's Tory sheep will vote how hew tells them on anything, up to and including being lambs to the slaughter.
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25/03/2021 11:14:05 3 2
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Strange that Tories are the only party that are opposing the ongoing application of emergency powers because it is not democratic and against their principle of empowering the individual. Still if football chant politics is your thing, please continue believing whatever your political tribe dictates
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25/03/2021 11:12:26 10 8
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if you can not see why restrictions may be needed just wait untin April when non esential retail opens and the stampede to jd sports etc for must have items begins
71
25/03/2021 11:14:14 15 8
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Daft comment. You sound like you want to stay hiding away for ever more.
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25/03/2021 11:14:23 16 8
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The main problem is the Precautionary Principle, manipulated statistics & predictions. In a similar way industries are being closed down in the name of climate change, for which we have is heavily manipulated & cherry picked data and politicians following the Precautionary Principle. Had computer models been around millennia ago we would never have left our caves or used fire. All life is risk.
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:15:53 3 3
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Not as funny as your last post
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25/03/2021 10:54:32 1456 395
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A warning from history. Once governments take more control over the people, they are always reluctant to give up their new powers. In fact it makes them crave more control.
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25/03/2021 11:14:28 174 31
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Good job we'll be able to protest... Oh.
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25/03/2021 10:59:16 812 734
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Is that why we still have rationing and curfews from WW2 then?
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25/03/2021 11:14:31 224 49
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I believe rationing lasted well into the 1950s. Several years after the War. Are you happy with 6 years without household mixing?
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25/03/2021 11:34:52 40 2
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That's because there were still many shortages until the beginning of the 50s.
285
25/03/2021 12:04:57 19 1
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Rationing continued because there continued to be a shortage of food. This was recognised by Clement Attlee, the PM at the time. He wasn’t exactly Stalin, was he.
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25/03/2021 12:18:27 11 10
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Why did rationing last into the 1950's? It was because of the interventionist socialist policies pursued at the time. For crying out loud, even eggs were rationed! How long do you think it would have taken to increase egg production had they left it to the free market? A few months at most. Rationing was a political decision.
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25/03/2021 11:14:39 3 9
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Trouble with many of you lot is that you will insist on following your chief sheep. The fact that Doris told you this would be over by last Christmas never rung alarm bells when he made the same promise again. All he has done is move the forecast forward by six month. Still you hang on to every word you God utters.
As for you Labour party lovers. Your God follows the chief sheep as well it seems.
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25/03/2021 11:05:01 572 93
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Never trust a man that combs his hair with a balloon......................He's probably a Clown.
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:14:44 176 38
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Choked on my tea there Damien , very funny.
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25/03/2021 10:59:16 812 734
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Is that why we still have rationing and curfews from WW2 then?
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25/03/2021 11:14:53 176 17
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Example: WW1 changes to licencing laws took over 70 years to be repealed, long after the War(s) ended.
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25/03/2021 11:32:32 40 21
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Another example - WW1 changes to "daylight saving time" (an oxymoron) have STILL yet to be repealed, as we find out on Sunday. Real time is GMT, not "BST."
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25/03/2021 11:11:50 143 91
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It hardly been a case of martial law ...they haven't kept public order by using the military!
78
25/03/2021 11:15:22 16 14
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Clapham common policing might be an exception?
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25/03/2021 11:35:33 26 22
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I'm no great fan of the Police but the Clapham Common incident was NOT the Police being heavy handed (but that idea was stoked by the Media)

If those women hasn't gone there, breaking Social Distancing, then nothing would have happened

The Media made those women martyrs, even though they broke the law, all for a woman most of them had never even heard of a few days prior
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25/03/2021 19:28:03 0 0
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Nope. No military involved there either.
25/03/2021 20:33:35 0 0
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Haha
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25/03/2021 11:08:08 105 119
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How?
You made the assertion, provide details and evidence.
Somehow though.........
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25/03/2021 11:15:30 171 71
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Just look around you. Freedom is gone
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25/03/2021 12:21:15 18 4
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Very true if you are a Russian or Chinese bot.
Very untrue if you live in a Western democracy like the UK.

You people don't know what freedom is. Hint, it's not freedom to riot and smash things up.
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25/03/2021 11:15:39 261 69
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They told us we were imprisoned (locked down) until a vaccine came along and as long as the ailing NHS was under pressure. This is from the government s-PIM advisory body.

Beginning of April, COVID deaths projected to fall to 20 per day from 92.
COVID hospitalizations should fall to about 2,000 from 4,000.
Daily admissions to hospitals should half to under 150 from 294.

Please let us out NOW.
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25/03/2021 11:31:50 181 55
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But shops and businesses will be open in April and its nearly the end of March now. You can go out now you just can't go to the pub/shops. You'll be able to get your haircut and nails done soon. Not long now, just suck it up for another couple of weeks and it'll soon be over. I doubt anyone will adhere to another lockdown so this has to be the end or there will be riots come summer
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25/03/2021 12:25:05 26 2
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We need to stop saying please and make it a clear instruction.
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Jdg
25/03/2021 13:59:21 11 4
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I still can't see what benefit keeping people locked down does for anyone, incl. the government. The police state argument makes no sense to me, destroying people's livelihoods to get voted out in 4 years time. That said, if there is something more nefarious afoot, you can bet the house on mass social unrest happening. It will start in Europe and spread. No new 'laws' will make any difference.
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25/03/2021 14:33:57 5 11
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Look up imprisoned in the dictionary, you're version is deeply flawed
25/03/2021 17:27:34 9 22
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So what you’re advocating here is...

‘......to go back into a burning house before the fire is out...’

As the pandemic isn’t over and many experts are warning WE WILL be impacted by the 3rd wave in the EU.
25/03/2021 18:00:27 4 6
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You can go out, what are you moaning about?
25/03/2021 19:15:21 1 8
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bet the 20 per day had loved ones. but, the pubs will soon be opened.
25/03/2021 20:54:38 0 1
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You go first, and enjoy
25/03/2021 20:56:27 0 0
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People are freaks.

You think we locked down for a giggle or live in a police state compared to rest of world.

Freedom and NHS wasted on Muppets.

Clowns lol
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25/03/2021 11:03:43 4 2
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If he agrees with it, why shouldn't he back it? Wouldn't an opposition that disagrees with govt just for the sake of it be pointless & counter-productive?

What's wrong with being hones about something? He isn't, well, Boris Johnson.
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25/03/2021 11:15:43 2 1
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Can't disagree with that. But, I would add, he agrees with Boris more than BJ's own backbenchers.
KS giving control of L'pool (a Labour run City) over an alleged Property development scandal, however, to a Tory Czar who is believed to have done dodgy deals for donors?...
Not a good look.
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25/03/2021 11:14:23 16 8
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The main problem is the Precautionary Principle, manipulated statistics & predictions. In a similar way industries are being closed down in the name of climate change, for which we have is heavily manipulated & cherry picked data and politicians following the Precautionary Principle. Had computer models been around millennia ago we would never have left our caves or used fire. All life is risk.
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:15:53 3 3
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Not as funny as your last post
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25/03/2021 11:11:50 143 91
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It hardly been a case of martial law ...they haven't kept public order by using the military!
83
25/03/2021 11:16:29 12 10
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Yet.
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25/03/2021 11:11:55 563 91
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I'm beginning to think all the conspiracy theorists have a point: this is beginning to smell of state control of the population. Careful Boris, stoking the fires of mass protests here.
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FLC
25/03/2021 11:16:33 180 40
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Mein Kampf, an interesting read.
505
25/03/2021 12:47:24 15 2
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Clearly you've never read it.....it's a dull, rambling piece of utter nonsense.
988
25/03/2021 16:10:05 3 0
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Trust me, it is NOT an interesting read. Probably the most turgid pile of drivel ever written.
25/03/2021 16:08:35 1 0
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Good for lighting your pipe with.
25/03/2021 16:38:51 3 0
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Also Chairman Mao's Red Book.
Or 1984.
25/03/2021 16:56:17 3 0
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Actually it is a rambling pile of contadictory BS
25/03/2021 17:22:59 1 0
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Reiver1513

You obviously have never read Mein Kampf or you’d understand what a stupid statement you’ve just made.... .....whether of not your trying to equate today’s bill intentions with those of Adolf or not.
25/03/2021 19:30:40 2 1
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People used to talk about how on earth did Hitler control his people. I don't think it's any grat mystery anymore when you see all the government control worldwide with lockdowns.
25/03/2021 20:49:54 0 1
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Angela Merkel wants a lockdown on Tuesday, but not on Wednesday, and we thought Germans were organised.
Vaccine shambles too
25/03/2021 22:21:19 0 0
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I bet you’ve read it many times
26/03/2021 12:34:05 0 0
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It is the ramblings of a madman.
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25/03/2021 11:17:10 7 4
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with Zero surge testing of people arriving from France Italy Poland Spain we are going to be in lockdown for quite some time to come .

Zero testing at UK ports is killing the UK more and more each day
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25/03/2021 10:57:47 21 20
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I know people are making a lot of comparisons with the old soviet republics…. But at least the soviets had the guise of doing things for their population as a whole. This tory regime only seem to be doing things for the rich tory donors.
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25/03/2021 11:17:21 4 2
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Two things here which make me think you either have your head firmly in the sand or in the Momentum Manifesto of the lunatic extreme left:

1 The Soviets were just as bad as the Nazi's if not worse in persecuting and killing their own people.

2 You are clearly politically cycloptic in your thinking if you think the present government is doing nothing for the population as a whole.
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25/03/2021 11:17:42 1 3
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Very disappointing that the so-called opposition is giving its supine support for continued erosion of freedoms.
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25/03/2021 11:20:07 0 1
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We dont have an opposition in this country ..
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25/03/2021 11:21:48 0 0
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They're corrupt. Doesn't matter if it's tory or Labour, they're all puppets to the same masters
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25/03/2021 11:28:39 0 0
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Labour (Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition) have been reduced to a tiny rump in Scotland where, thankfully, the SNP have at least got some teeth.
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25/03/2021 11:03:03 1056 255
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Coronavirus is no longer an emergency, so emergency powers can no longer be justified. It's an ongoing situation which needs to be managed by professionals. Any new legislation required should be agreed by parliament.
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25/03/2021 11:17:43 188 342
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You can't always wait whilst MPs have three days of debate about any changes needed.
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25/03/2021 11:21:24 27 4
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I wonder if politicians can still use the subsidised bars and restaurants in the Houses of Parliament
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25/03/2021 11:25:30 26 8
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Especially if you have to wait several days for them to come back off their foreign holidays.
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25/03/2021 11:25:32 29 15
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But you can wait for Boris to dither, waffle and show that he really hasn't a clue. Memo to himself, engage brain before putting mouth into gear!
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25/03/2021 11:28:33 13 1
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You don't need to. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is still in force.
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25/03/2021 12:20:59 72 34
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Yes you can. This is no longer an emergency this is now (thanks to the NHS and science) no different to the usual winter flu and just needs a bit of management.
It does NOT ANY MORE need us cowering in our homes forbidden to see parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren, our friends, families and social groups, our religious stuff, or even just go for a s*dding pint.
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25/03/2021 12:38:12 14 6
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And there is no need for MPs to have three days of debate before making a decision. The Speaker should encourage MPs who want to make a point to submit their point in writing. These days you can do that fro your mobile phone. The discussion in the HoC can then be done and dusted in a couple of hours. Most MPs have made up their minds long before the debate takes place.
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25/03/2021 13:32:48 6 1
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But you can miss the most important COBRA meetings?
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Jim
25/03/2021 15:28:20 0 0
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You can if it's not an emergency.
25/03/2021 16:25:20 2 0
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Yes you can, we've got the vaccine now, so a debate in Parliament with all 651 MP's sitting is justified!
25/03/2021 17:32:25 0 0
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We have already waited three weeks, let alone three days!
25/03/2021 17:46:48 0 0
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Then do a u-turn on them
25/03/2021 17:55:40 0 0
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Thats what they are paid for. Restrictions only when strictly necessary
25/03/2021 18:03:16 0 0
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Agreed. The average MP is not incredibly clever or educated either with nil knowledge of viruses or vaccines. Valueless but expensive hot air.
25/03/2021 18:21:44 5 2
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have to question if you really understand what freedom is all about, the protests if all this "change" does proceed will make a BLM protest look like a teddy bears picnic, ALL OUR freedoms are being eroded daily..LOOK AROUND YOU FOLKS AND OPEN THOSE EYES AND EARS AND GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS GOING ON ALL THE TIME,COMMUNISM IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE NOW,YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT FOLKS
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25/03/2021 10:54:32 1456 395
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A warning from history. Once governments take more control over the people, they are always reluctant to give up their new powers. In fact it makes them crave more control.
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25/03/2021 11:17:45 255 66
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The fact that they've passed legislation to criminalise peaceful protest should be a red flag in any society.

The fact the BBC and tabloid press hardly reported on it while protests and outrage filled city streets and social media is disturbing.

And the fact they've done it with the impact of Brexit on the horizon may not be a coincidence.
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25/03/2021 11:26:06 7 7
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they called them anti lockdown protests
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25/03/2021 11:34:02 37 54
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Your comments show you view the right to protest has greater precedence than the right to life!

You are in the minority and in a democracy the majority view is applied.
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25/03/2021 12:00:29 28 10
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It's not long ago that people were saying "Majority of 80, they can do what they want, suck it up losers!".

It's almost as if it comes as a surprise to people who voted for the Leopards Eating Faces Party that there's a chance that their faces might be eaten by leopards.
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25/03/2021 12:01:35 40 5
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Oh yes, are those the peaceful protests which involve setting fire to things, throwing missiles at the police, defacing public property and generally causing chaos....all amongst a pandemic???
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25/03/2021 12:02:22 13 8
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If you did some research on that part of the bill, you would realise that the offences for being a public nuisance is already illegal under Common law, all this changes is the need for a court order for the police to act. These rules also cover things like noise complaints and fly tipping.
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25/03/2021 12:20:03 19 7
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poeaceful? like in Bristol?
Yeah no way to defend that rent a mob!
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25/03/2021 12:23:42 7 6
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Absolutely. A politician who asked for these powers with good intent would never have attempted to bring forward such legislation while holding emergency powers and stifling proper scrutiny. In fact, a democrat would have ceded power to a unity government with a short fixed term. A believer in democracy would not have abused the situation to accrue personal power.
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25/03/2021 11:03:13 18 15
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These are emergency powers - to be used if required.If they are not in place -then the Government cannot act quickly.Too much hysteria about this - calm down dear...
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25/03/2021 11:17:59 3 3
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And which century do you propose that these "emergency" powers end?
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25/03/2021 10:55:19 2 3
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Just give us our lives back you bunch of criminals!!
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25/03/2021 11:11:50 143 91
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It hardly been a case of martial law ...they haven't kept public order by using the military!
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25/03/2021 11:18:14 28 12
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"Martial law is the temporary imposition of direct military control of normal civil functions or SUSPENSION OF CIVIL LAW BY GOVERNMENT"

Think emergency powers bypassing parliament fits the latter description?
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25/03/2021 11:11:55 563 91
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I'm beginning to think all the conspiracy theorists have a point: this is beginning to smell of state control of the population. Careful Boris, stoking the fires of mass protests here.
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25/03/2021 11:18:16 5 49
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idiotic
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25/03/2021 11:40:57 22 0
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Denial, not just a river in Egypt...
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25/03/2021 11:18:19 5 5
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A question for all the sheeple you know who you are.. those calling those who question the agenda and policy as Covidiots, Deniers, Antivaxxers, Granny Killers, Conspiricy Theorists etc .. what did your clamour for the jab and name calling get you ? .. "conned" I think is the answer .. as it wasnt freedom was it ? lol .. no prob your apologies wont be necessary hahahaha
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25/03/2021 11:20:18 2 2
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Bizarre nonsense... well done
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25/03/2021 11:23:01 2 0
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I will take every down vote going lol as they will be born out of embarrassment for being so gullible lol
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25/03/2021 12:08:44 1 0
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Cultural Marxism. Anti-white racism. Loss of real faith. Endless gov't - endless ministries, programs, printing of money.
Multi-culti - denigration of English history, culture,Nuclear family exploded.
And now the rest of society destroyed on the pretext of a deadly "man-flu", clapped on by covidnazis amongst the ever dumbed down public.
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25/03/2021 11:18:51 2 4
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It's irrelevant that MPs are voting against this when Labour - who are not elected - support the extension and will therefore push this through regardless.

Our whole political system is corrupt to the core
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25/03/2021 11:21:38 0 1
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When was the last time Labour opposed anything meaningfully (Brexit anyone?)? Thankfully we have the SNP in Scotland who at least have some teeth.
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25/03/2021 11:08:47 256 53
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Would really like to see Parliament control these powers and not the Gov't. There is now opportunity to debate and justify application of restrictions in the public domain - we have effectively been under Marshal Law for a year now. Ongoing sweeping powers without having public scrutiny is just not healthy
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25/03/2021 11:20:03 13 5
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"Would really like to see Parliament control these powers and not the Gov't."

With a majority of 80 it's more or less the same thing. The Conservative machine could allow just enough dissenting votes to make it appear the debate is "genuine" but they would never allow the Government to lose.
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25/03/2021 11:23:32 12 1
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Public restrictions should not be party political. Conservative MPs are the most vocal against ongoing needless restrictions, and the Gov't will likely need opposition support to uphold emergency powers, so that just does not support your narrative
25/03/2021 19:32:21 0 0
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The 'opposition' have been even more gung-ho for lock-downs etc, so I don't think they are worth appealing to!
25/03/2021 20:35:23 0 0
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It’s still democracy as they were voted in by 80 seats.
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25/03/2021 11:17:42 1 3
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Very disappointing that the so-called opposition is giving its supine support for continued erosion of freedoms.
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25/03/2021 11:20:07 0 1
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We dont have an opposition in this country ..
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25/03/2021 10:59:13 2 1
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There won't be any pubs left by the time we're allowed to go to them.
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25/03/2021 11:18:19 5 5
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A question for all the sheeple you know who you are.. those calling those who question the agenda and policy as Covidiots, Deniers, Antivaxxers, Granny Killers, Conspiricy Theorists etc .. what did your clamour for the jab and name calling get you ? .. "conned" I think is the answer .. as it wasnt freedom was it ? lol .. no prob your apologies wont be necessary hahahaha
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25/03/2021 11:20:18 2 2
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Bizarre nonsense... well done
plonker Removed
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25/03/2021 11:20:27 44 9
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No the plonkers are those prepared to give up the very freedoms that people like Captain Tom fought for because they are afraid. The Plonkers are the ones thinking this can go on ad infinitum.