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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Joe View Post
    One of the problems is that a lot of the people who are breaking restrictions don't watch "news" programmes. If you showed all the shit that was happening on the soap operas, or the reality shows it might just strike home - but it's only a might.
    I don't think it would hit home unfortunately - they think if they get it, it will just be a minor snuffle. There was an interview with a group of young people who were ignoring the guidelines during the last lock-down and one of them said he didn't see why they should give up their socialising because it was only dangerous to the old farts. When the interviewer said that that sort of attitude could result in the death of his grandmother, he said well she's had a good life anyway. Callous or what?

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    Beeb interviewed several people as to why their breaking the restrictions. This is a quote (allegedly ��) from the first interviewee:-

    ""You make decisions, and you take risks. Sometimes the risks get you fined, sometimes the risks get you arrested, sometimes the risk spreads a massive disease to the rest of the world."


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    A friend of mine, who would be on first name terms with a couple of Cabinet Ministers, said that bj is " A Libertarian, who does not believe in removing peoples freedoms".
    I asked where the line was between Libertarian and anarchist; subject changed.

    Next door neighbours daughter was crew for Emirates until covid made her redundant, the lockdown restrictions she was living under in the Gulf, really made you wonder if the UK was even trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    A friend of mine, who would be on first name terms with a couple of Cabinet Ministers, said that bj is " A Libertarian, who does not believe in removing peoples freedoms".
    I asked where the line was between Libertarian and anarchist; subject changed.

    Next door neighbours daughter was crew for Emirates until covid made her redundant, the lockdown restrictions she was living under in the Gulf, really made you wonder if the UK was even trying.
    The Tory party (like the republicans in the US) is at war with itself. Even Johnson is somewhat more responsible and thoughtful than some of the more batshit loonies on the backbenches. In order to defuse the threat from UKIP the party has pretty much become UKIP with strong National Front overtones. The Republicans are morphing into the Confederates with strong Tea Party overtones.

    It is an old saying that in trying to please everyone you please no one. I feel that this is where we are now. The restrictions are not really hard enough to stop the spread and the lack of restrictions not enough to let us have our entertainment and keep shops and leisure outlets open to keep economically active. Add in the fact that half the government are inept and halfwitted and it is not hard to see why no one is pleased.

    I find it sad that so many of us (English) are so accustomed to this piss poor level of functioning that there is no outcry about it.
    We give 350m a week to the EU. Let's give it to Dido Harding instead.

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    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by John63 View Post
    Cnuts
    Hope they get jail time as a fine is not going to bother him in the slightest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazyoung View Post
    Hope they get jail time as a fine is not going to bother him in the slightest.
    I agree with you but I doubt it is an imprisonable offence.
    We give 350m a week to the EU. Let's give it to Dido Harding instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    I agree with you but I doubt it is an imprisonable offence.
    If you read the link it could be hence my comment.
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