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Behavioural changes due to virus

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The_Jewess_Rebecca  Female  Herefordshire
21-Mar-2020 11:50 Message #4773243
Well at least my typos amuse you, Hierophant.
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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
21-Mar-2020 11:53 Message #4773245
The government maybe doing all they can, except for avoiding some groups like self employed, and delaying compulsory closure of pubs and restaurants so they couldn't claim on insurance, but they are reactive rather than proactive where this help should have been available under less obvious circumstances.
Statutory sick pay has never been sufficient to live on but hopefully on such a huge scale, people will notice and not allow things to retract backwards.
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Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
21-Mar-2020 11:56 Message #4773247
Victoriana. I think the government are doing everything they can, in circumstances never experienced before. What on earth would be be doing in a nuclear holocaust situation - there would be nothing !.

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It’s a frightening thought that the public are doing much less than they could. The messages from government are quite clear but the media is constantly trying to confuse us.
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The_Jewess_Rebecca  Female  Herefordshire
21-Mar-2020 12:00 Message #4773250
"There is something deeply unsettling to watching Johnson and Dominic Cummings’ Brexit media strategy be lightly repurposed for a deadly contagion. The prime minister is already crossing the streams, declaring repeatedly on Thursday: “I’m very confident we’ll get this thing done.” Mate … that’s your slogan for the other one? We’re about three days off him telling us we can 'take back control.'

Of course, we are not the only nation to be conducting an interesting social experiment to determine what happens if you elect a clinical narcissist to run a country which later turns out to be facing grave danger. At this stage, the US’s experiment appears to be going rather worse, and you certainly wouldn’t rule out Donald Trump judging November’s elections to be something that had better be suspended under the circumstances.

Even so, it has been quite something to watch Johnson’s boredom and terminal ironist’s smirk kick back in, live on air, as the week has progressed, even while people are asking him about the soon-to-break ventilator crisis in intensive care. “Operation Last Gasp” as Johnson reportedly called the need to address the equipment deficit in a conference call to manufacturers this week.
What can you say? If there were any kind of movie justice, the key component for the coronavirus vaccine would occur naturally only in Johnson’s brain stem. Alas, even in that eventuality, he’d decline to do the right thing for the greater good. Johnson has never at a single point suggested he got into this game for public service.

That the music should stop when Boris Johnson of all people is prime minister is the darkest of cosmic ironies. We are being asked to put our trust – our lives – in the hands of a man whose entire career, journalistic and political, has been built on a series of lies. It is the work of seconds to dredge up Johnson columns about radical population control, or Johnson buses about the NHS enjoying vast savings from the EU. Who knows which of these, if any, he ever really believed."

Love Marina Hyde.
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NoSaint  Female  Devon
21-Mar-2020 12:06 Message #4773253
Andromeda Female Berkshire 21-Mar-2020 11:56 new Message #4773247
Victoriana. I think the government are doing everything they can, in circumstances never experienced before. What on earth would be be doing in a nuclear holocaust situation - there would be nothing !.

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It’s a frightening thought that the public are doing much less than they could. The messages from government are quite clear but the media is constantly trying to confuse us.


Andromeda. Victoriana. There will always be those with no interest in the people suffering as long as it gives them the opportunity to make snide remarks on how the pandemic has been handled.

Don’t forget these snipers who pop up to criticise have had a bad run with little to complain about and now with people suffering and dying they are seizing their opportunity to make political capital out of it.

Disgusting !
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The_Jewess_Rebecca  Female  Herefordshire
21-Mar-2020 12:12 Message #4773254
"[Johnson's] other area of expertise is disguising rather basic points with needlessly obscure language. Once this made him a highly overrated prose stylist; now it could make him accomplice to the death of your relatives and friends. “The key message,” Johnson key-messaged on Tuesday, is that people follow the advice “sedulously”. Ah, sedulously. Sedulously. The signal for 10 million hardworking families to draw down the leather-bound thesaurus from their shelves and browse synonyms for the word “twat”. " - Marina Hyde

For those not duking it out over toilet roll or in need of some reassurance that the voting public is not entirely mired in self interest and a smug, mean minded impulse to use crooks, liars and cheats to punish the poor because "they work hard and pay their taxes", here's a link to the whole article.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/20/boris-johnson-covid-19-prime-minister-brexit?CMP=sharebtnfb&fbclid=IwAR3OGSvWspdN-FooZuuphDM_RJgBm7sMywpPnp1fTXdKKHPDW9UrTSuqi18
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Maglorian  Male  North Yorkshire
21-Mar-2020 12:32 Message #4773255
Fair play to Boris though. Everyone has their good points. Fred West wasn't a bad Brickie.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Mar-2020 12:36 Message #4773256
"That the music should stop when Boris Johnson of all people is prime minister is the darkest of cosmic ironies."

The timing is bad because throughout 2019 the country was divided over Brexit and that division has been carried forward to this crisis.
To many people Boris IS Brexit, so if you're anti-Brexit then you're anti-Boris, no ifs no buts. No matter what Boris says or does it will never be any good for many people and the same is true for much of the media.
Of course, political polarisation over this virus is nonsense, it's not something that rich nasty Tories will avoid and poor people will bear the brunt of, but the lefties really can't help themselves.
They don't know any other way, their ideology is constantly rejected by the masses, they live their lives constantly fighting in opposition and all they know is to oppose, everything!....
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Maglorian  Male  North Yorkshire
21-Mar-2020 12:39 Message #4773258
Hasty Lefties.. Lovely Righties.. Ha Ha. You really can't get out of the box thinking can you Hiero. Bless your closed mind.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Mar-2020 12:41 Message #4773259
Bit hasty yourself Mags, don't you mean nasty?...
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Maglorian  Male  North Yorkshire
21-Mar-2020 12:42 Message #4773260
Hasty and nasty. Thank for that
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Maglorian  Male  North Yorkshire
21-Mar-2020 12:56 Message #4773261
COVID-19 SHOCK
In the damage and hurt
Of acute crisis
The UK Conservative party reveals
It believes
Socialism
Works!
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The_Jewess_Rebecca  Female  Herefordshire
21-Mar-2020 13:06 Message #4773262
What's happened, of course, is that this crisis has caught Johnson off guard. While we only had suicides, child poverty, crumbling services and climate change to contend with he could leave it all to Cummings and focus on his kick backs from Putin and corporate America, appearing occasionally to gaslight the nation with reassurances about chlorine washed chicken and how the NHS isn't being privatised under our noses, but now the Universe has bowled him a Yorker and he can't escape the spot light. Now there's nowhere to hide. Now he has to make some attempt at governing and what an excruciating and simultaneously terrifying spectacle it is.

Whether it's Corbyn mincing him at PMQs or his own advisers contradicting him or unflattering comparisons between other countries' measures and the UK's mismanagement, every day has exposed the façade of bullshit disguising Boris Johnson's inability to do his job and forced him into a painful shuffle towards the responsibility he's so far managed to avoid. As the smirk disappears and he breaks into a trot towards his own political "Last Gasp" , we can watch him taking it on the chin and remind ourselves that, one way or another, our ill deeds always come back to us . Johnson will make one last desperate bid for absolute power with emergency legislation and we face two years of unaccountable government and a sidelined Parliament. We don't need to worry though. The Karma bus may be late but it always arrives eventually.

That we've seen any measures to put public welfare before private interests is once again down to Jeremy Corbyn. Before the last body is buried there will be plenty of people looking at what we could have won and regretting their choices.
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NoSaint  Female  Devon
21-Mar-2020 14:33 Message #4773267
Maglorian, AvitoDauphine, Wandering4Fun, Witheflow, withgoodintent, to use just a few of your names, you cannot escape your neo liberal cabal by pretending to have socialist ideals and pretending to care about others and pretending to want to help the poor. You really nasty piece of work.
You mock council house tenants? You laugh at littered communities? You make racist comments? You make snide homophobic remarks? You hate seeing the poor being helped and attack every thread where caring people try to help others. The use of fake images, verbal insults to “non-agreers”, multi profiles including a female one with access to the “ladies” room.
The only contribution you have made to the forum is reviving all the excellent votes which float around whenever one of the abhorrent trolls makes an unwelcome appearance.


We need more uncaring political diatribes to show how little you care about society and the ordinary people.

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Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
21-Mar-2020 17:57 Message #4773281
NoSaint - an excellent thread at 14:33

I have come to the conclusion that there are some really sick people on this site - both male and female. I am quite glad they are not on my Christmas card list.
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
21-Mar-2020 20:26 Message #4773293
Italy's death toll has risen sharply. China will be sending them several thousands of masks, Cuba will be sending doctors, and Russia will be giving them some kind of aid.

France is also in dire straits, the police have threatened to strike if they do not get the right protective clothing when on duty. The people do not seem to be respecting the lock down at all. Macron is making speeches. The EU collective does not appear to be apparent at all.
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The_Jewess_Rebecca  Female  Herefordshire
21-Mar-2020 21:24 Message #4773299
Meanwhile, the Coronavirus Act, when it's passed which will be very soon, will hand Johnson's grotesque dictatorship sweeping powers to suspend elections, sidestep Parliament, prevent gatherings and green light plod to knock on your door and haul you away on suspicion of being a danger to public health; all conveniently timed to stop people making their views heard about Julian Assange's Soviet style show trial. These executive powers will last for two years even though Johnson's told us we'll "get it done" in twelve weeks. Funny that.
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
21-Mar-2020 21:33 Message #4773300
Italy's total dead is near 5000. Nearly 800 in 24 hours. The Italians are not doing what they're told (nor the French). If it takes a dictatorship, from bungling Boris, he better get on with it, I don't want to spend the next 3 months confined. I think the British will do better.

Julian Assange, I don't think they will extradite him. It will be a deliberate curb against journalism. We don't always do as the Americans want. To be honest I can't see Boris, former journalist, falling in with that.
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terry  Male  West Yorkshire
21-Mar-2020 21:49 Message #4773302
Was good to walk around my local town centre at 18.30 this evening and it be almost deserted, wish it had been a bit warmer so I could have sat and watched the wildlife.
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The_Jewess_Rebecca  Female  Herefordshire
21-Mar-2020 21:56 Message #4773303
Really? Have you read any of Boris Johnson's "journalism" - not exactly a beacon of truth and integrity was he? In fact wasn't he sacked for lying?

You're probably right though, they probably won't extradite Julian Assange. He's already been tortured to the point where he can barely say his own name; all they need to do is announce his unfortunate demise from C-19. In the words of Cambridge Analytica "It doesn't have to be true, it just has to be believed."
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
21-Mar-2020 22:23 Message #4773304
Oh give it a rest!
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Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
21-Mar-2020 22:40 Message #4773311
JR

The thread is called Behavioural changes due to virus. Your post is about anything but. Put up a thread for Julian Assange. Or even Boris.
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Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon
22-Mar-2020 06:06 Message #4773318
To be fair Gilpin, most threads start off on one thing and then digress onto something else...just like normal conversations.
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The_Snow_Covered_Fool  Male  Cheshire
22-Mar-2020 06:56 Message #4773319
Very strange ..

Supporters of a certain party bringing politics into play on this thread when even their party leader seems to be supporting the governments actions so far. He hasn't even brought politics into it ! He has said more needs to be done but hasn't tried to score political points from the crisis.

Perhaps the supporters on here can learn a few lessons from him ? You're a strange bunch.



Chris.
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HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
22-Mar-2020 07:35 Message #4773323
Perhaps the supporters on here can learn a few lessons from him ? You're a strange bunch.

As several posters have observed there are a few political zealots who have little regard for human suffering.


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