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1 hour ago, Leicester_Loyal said:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mass-flu-testing-coronavirus-matt-hancock-b1760978.html

 

'He asked: "Why in Britain do we think it's acceptable to soldier on and go into work if you have flu symptoms or a runny nose, thus making your colleagues ill?'

 

Probably because millions of people can't afford to have a week off work for what potentially could be a runny nose Matt, especially after the 6 months we've had.

They are all so out of touch with reality. Try bringing in a law that SSP is 50% of your normal wage.

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3 minutes ago, Md9 said:

If they are planning on letting people mix then surely they should keep the schools and stuff closed for an extra 2-3 weeks after or it will end up being crazy again 

Won't happen, they've already said, schools will remain open due to the kids need for education. 

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4 hours ago, Costock_Fox said:

Can you imagine if their next advert is him administering vaccines. This needs to happen.

Will he be pushing "vaccination envy" in the same way he does "network envy" so awfully on the EE adverts? Despicable piece of advertising. 

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2 minutes ago, browniefox said:

Won't happen, they've already said, schools will remain open due to the kids need for education. 

I know they won’t but they should do. Enough schools are having to close or close year bubbles now before everyone wants do what they want over Xmas 

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Soulsby banging on about hoping the government gives him the right tools to get out of tier 3 in his usual sarcastic manner ..  you’ve got the same tools as everyone else you plonker ! ..  so stop fvckin moaning and try and improve things to levels other parts of the country are achieving. 

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3 households is enough for me and the wife to come to Leicester to stay with my parents, with our son. That'll do me. Up to people to make their own decisions and stick to it. If you don't stick to 3 households you probably wouldnt have stuck to the rules anyway.

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5 minutes ago, Countryfox said:

Seems to be a lot of mention of the fact that Christmas is a religious festival that is going ahead ..  wonder where this one is going. 

well it's a stark contrast to how they treated Eid and Diwali for sure...

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12 minutes ago, Countryfox said:

Soulsby banging on about hoping the government gives him the right tools to get out of tier 3 in his usual sarcastic manner ..  you’ve got the same tools as everyone else you plonker ! ..  so stop fvckin moaning and try and improve things to levels other parts of the country are achieving. 

Too busy planning closing lanes on the ring roads and implementing cycle lanes that hardly get used

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10 minutes ago, StanSP said:

well it's a stark contrast to how they treated Eid and Diwali for sure...

Well, as far as I know Eid and Diwali went ahead but with restrictions on households and extended families meeting. I imagine the gov will try the same with the Christmas festival. But I also think that most of those restrictions will be ignored, as I imagine was the case during Eid and Diwali. As there was no open celebration of either of those festivals, a lot must have place taken behind closed doors and that will most likely be the case at Christmas. That said, the gov have said 3 households can meet at Christmas but they then must have no other contact afterwards for a set period of time which, agreed, is different to Eid and Diwali but I seriously doubt there's a racist motive. Maybe the gov learnt from those festivals?

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7 minutes ago, StanSP said:

well it's a stark contrast to how they treated Eid and Diwali for sure...


And there you have it !!! ..  imo it may be historically based on a religious event but  is really a community festival that brings the whole country together and supplies a real feel good factor ..  and that’s why they are trying to get a work round for it to go ahead.  What happened during eid and Diwali is not comparable ..  but this will no doubt be mentioned ad infinitum. 
 

For what it’s worth I think if we do all start mixing it will set us back massively ..  might as well leave it to individuals to make their own minds up (like they do anyway) ..    but don’t start moaning when we get locked down again. 

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21 minutes ago, Countryfox said:


And there you have it !!! ..  imo it may be historically based on a religious event but  is really a community festival that brings the whole country together and supplies a real feel good factor ..  and that’s why they are trying to get a work round for it to go ahead.  What happened during eid and Diwali is not comparable ..  but this will no doubt be mentioned ad infinitum. 
 

For what it’s worth I think if we do all start mixing it will set us back massively ..  might as well leave it to individuals to make their own minds up (like they do anyway) ..    but don’t start moaning when we get locked down again. 

Of course you 'have it'. Dare I say you wanted someone to mention it otherwise you wouldn't have posted about it in here :dunno:

 

My point being is that they specifically sent a message out in the lead up to the events towards those communities to restrict meeting cos of Eid/Diwali, reminding everyone about the punishments people could face if they met up and broke the rules. Now, for Christmas, restrictions have been dramatically relaxed.

 

All of this despite the fact that COVID literally couldn't give a shit whether you celebrate any of them... 

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2 minutes ago, Paninistickers said:

I find it amazing that people actually wait for government instruction/permission as to whether to see their parents or not at Xmas. 

 

Surely we all have enough info now to work out for ourselves what is and isn't safe?!

 

People are thick.

 

Look at what happened when Trump talked about drinking bleach/disinfectant. We've got to the point where people now are actively leaving their own personal decision making up to the Government.

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9 minutes ago, Leicester_Loyal said:

People are thick.

 

Look at what happened when Trump talked about drinking bleach/disinfectant. We've got to the point where people now are actively leaving their own personal decision making up to the Government.

I agree and as I'm sure you guessed, I was being rhetorical with my original post. 

 

I genuinely think we.must be by far the dimmest population in Europe by an absolute mile

 

Edit; just look.at.mynm sentence construction and grammar for proof!

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59 minutes ago, StanSP said:

well it's a stark contrast to how they treated Eid and Diwali for sure...

I wonder how much percentage of people celebrating Christmas have been to a church (other than for a wedding, funeral, etc) in the past year, compared to Eid/mosque and Diwali/temple?

 

Given that many, many, many people aren't celebrating Christmas for any religious reason and therefore the date really doesn't matter, why not just say, you know what, let everyone just celebrate it later when we're all in a better place.

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13 minutes ago, StanSP said:

Of course you 'have it'. Dare I say you wanted someone to mention it otherwise you wouldn't have posted about it in here :dunno:

 

My point being is that they specifically sent a message out in the lead up to the events towards those communities to restrict meeting cos of Eid/Diwali, reminding everyone about the punishments people could face if they met up and broke the rules. Now, for Christmas, restrictions have been dramatically relaxed.

 

All of this despite the fact that COVID literally couldn't give a shit whether you celebrate any of them... 

And my point is that the media is repeatedly calling Christmas a ‘religious festival’ encouraging conflict cus other religious festivals were restricted ..   imo most people in this country are not religious at all but do all like to celebrate the occasion of Christmas ..  

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