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  1. ecuk268


    The lockdown was too late and and the easing has been vague and illogical. Boris wants to be loved, but a leaders job is to do the right thing even if it's unpopular. With a majority of 80 and a cabinet full of toadying nonentities, he could have been much tougher and caught the spread before it became so disastrous. The comparison with other countries shows that it was handled badly and we're not out of the woods yet.
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    We have the 3rd highest total in the world, behind the US and Brazil, both of which have rather bonkers leaders. When you look at Japan and South Korea with approximately 1000 deaths from 125 million and 300 deaths from 60 million respectively, the UK record is appalling. The "world-beating" app was a total farce and now Boris has started his blame game by trying point the finger at the care homes. What Labour would have done is irrelevant, this lot are in power and buck stops with them.
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    The BBC

    BBC World Service English and BBC World News TV had a weekly audience of 426 million in 2019. Bit of a nightmare trying to collect a subscription from that lot.
  4. After nearly 58000 new cases (highest ever) and 130000 deaths, Trump has said that the US is on it's way to a "tremendous victory" over Covid-19. How can anyone take him seriously anymore? He's totally bonkers.
  5. ecuk268


    Isn't it Boris Johnson's hobby?
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    The BBC

    The BBC hasn't put anyone in gaol. Not having a licence does not carry a custodial sentence. Failing to pay a fine can result in a custodial sentence as a last resort. This applies to many other offences. Last year 5 people went to prison for not paying the fine.
  7. Well worth reading this article by Carl Bernstein, the Watergate journalist: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics/trump-phone-calls-national-security-concerns/index.html
  8. If you were a fan of The Sopranos, look up the Talking Sopranos videos on Youtube. Two of the actors discuss each episode in depth and give lot of background on how the series developed and include interviews with other cast members. There's a new one each week. They've reached Series 2 Episode 1.
  9. They're not normally shy about getting rid of their leader. They dumped Thatcher pretty quick when she started to go a bit bonkers.
  10. ecuk268


    Now it seems that the "world-beating app" that Hancock said was key to beating the virus is useless, the UK embassy in Berlin has been asked to approach the German government to see if we can copy theirs. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-boris-johnson-germany-help-contact-tracing-app-nhs-a9587106.html This is the one that Boris said didn't work in Parliament earlier this week. Are there any vaguely competent members of this government?
  11. ecuk268


    Stick to these rules and you'll be OK. https://newsthump.com/2020/06/23/dont-lick-a-zebra-for-more-than-3-minutes-government-coronavirus-advice-enters-surreal-stage/
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