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Mar 22nd 2020, 2:40 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Tories in chaos

And Isolationism in every sense.
When this pandemic is over, I think it's more-than-likely Scotland will simply take it's leave of the UK. After all, if they, and the rest of us are to be treated...
Mar 22nd 2020, 9:38 am
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

... Amazing isn't it. When the last officially admitted govt statistic was 'only £90 million per year' of dirty money, but the more likely estimate is in the Billions, or between 8% -17% of GDP, it...
Mar 21st 2020, 1:13 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

... 300 times S.E.P. now it seems
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/21/home-office-releases-300-from-detention-centres-amid-covid-19-pandemic
"Release follows legal action that argues...
Mar 20th 2020, 7:08 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Tories in chaos

I'd like to know how it'll prevent hyper inflation Lion. The Tories spent a decade quantitatively-easing, by electronically printing money into the banks, whilst making sure no support went into the...
Mar 20th 2020, 6:54 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

:nod: Once again we're into semantics aren't we.
IF the intention is to prevent social contact where people gather, then every bookmakers', ladies hairdresser, beauty parlour, nail bar, barbers,...
Mar 20th 2020, 4:50 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

Now the grim reality strikes. Tired overworked hospital staff of all grades, last minute PPE issued today, and the media cheer-leaders still bigging-up pipe-dream ideas of a quick 'win'. Italy #2 imo.
Mar 20th 2020, 4:49 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

Now the grim reality arrives. Tired overworked hospital staff of all grades, last minute PPE issued today, and the media cheer-leaders still bigging-up pipe-dream ideas of a quick 'win'. Italy #2 imo.
Mar 20th 2020, 7:46 am
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

... Ah yes, Steerpike, but be fair; - living in the US you do have a huge advantage. You're guided by a great leader who's directed anti-virus measures in such a brilliant, great & prepared way, that...
Mar 19th 2020, 7:03 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

Ah! I thought I'd it remembered correctly. Go raibh maith agat macliam.
Now, how about trying "following the scientific advice" versus "Guided by the scientific advice" :unsure:
Mar 19th 2020, 4:50 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Tories in chaos

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post (https://britishexpats.com/forum/take-outside-67/tories-chaos-897875/page510/#post12818169)
I found this looking for something else and just thought I'd post...
Mar 19th 2020, 4:33 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

Without appearing a grammar-nazi about it, I'd always believed that mincemeat is the mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits & spices, while mincedmeat is minced or ground meat. :o
Mar 18th 2020, 6:54 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

:nod: Well, after today, I propose the 'roll-out' a new, internationally recognised, easily negotiable, much sought after & universally popular Common-Currency.... The BogRoll.
The standard is the...
Mar 18th 2020, 1:21 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

You're just very Grumpy because if you go outside your maison today, the municipale policeman will shout at you to get back inside & issue you a fine....:sneaky:
Mar 18th 2020, 8:40 am
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

... If you'll just tell the virus that, I'm sure it'll start to play by The Rules....
Mar 17th 2020, 11:56 am
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

I'm not the one playing politics here pommybird, others are;- literally playing with this situation and with it, ordinary peoples' lives.
There are many, many practical steps that can and should be...
Mar 17th 2020, 7:39 am
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

So, the UK govt has now changed its stance and advice - without admitting it was previously wrong, based on research from Imperial College, London.
Now the folly of nailing the population onto one,...
Mar 16th 2020, 8:55 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

... The nutter-fringe must be well represented I'd think DLD.
Then again, if you've been 'Partying-Bigley' over the past few years and now you see it all evaporate in a few days, you're going to be...
Mar 16th 2020, 8:22 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

You can always tell when the US populace finally grasps something.
The first neighbourhood siege-'n'-shooting-wars should start soon;- down in Dixie-land probably.
Mar 16th 2020, 1:51 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

... Now don't spook the horses macliam...... Truth is the first casualty of any crises, and the UK Govt is, basically, still in long-term denial mode, dreaming of going back asap to...
Mar 15th 2020, 6:12 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

Well, a bit of an interesting point there tumbleweedly .
My understanding is that UK prison hospitals aren't equipped, staffed, or maintained from general taxation, but by the NHS grant. The nurses...
Mar 15th 2020, 1:58 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

The UK govt is considering informally asking its over 70's to stay at home in isolation, for up to 4 months.
:blink: That's the equivalent of an an 8 month stretch in chockey; - and you get free bed...
Mar 15th 2020, 8:43 am
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

What happens when we run out of :popcorn: and :drinkwine: ....
Mar 14th 2020, 8:02 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

A strategy, based on the gamble that eventually the virus must run out of new people to infect, and so die off or weaken, ignores that virus's potential to mutate.
What happens if a variant (or any...
Mar 13th 2020, 8:29 pm
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Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

For those too young to remember, here's the Youtube link to the 1975 BBC series Survivors - All episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEw9x0MHNcZQFzdbggBn7sC49v0qD3q3Z

One series...
Mar 13th 2020, 7:49 pm
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Views: 111,997
Posted By The.Ghost.of...

Re: Coronavirus

:nod: And, according to the medics, the UK has at least 12 and maybe even 14 weeks before the infection rate reaches its peak. I'm waiting for the blame-game to start .... won't that be fun...
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