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13 hours ago, DJ360 said:


I haven't worked this through yet.. but it strikes me that it might just have been cheaper to properly protect the elderly and vulnerable.. whilst allowing the younger and generally less vulnerable to get on with things.


I’ve been wondering the same thing ... but at what age should ‘you are now considered elderly’ come into force? 
How old is Boris :rolleyes:
The government could pay us oldies extra money to stay indoors and not mix with anyone, whilst everyone one else would carry on as pre-Covid.  Then when a reliable vaccine came out, we would be first in line.   I wouldn’t even mind a nice policeman standing guard outside my door so I didn’t try and sneak out smile2
Sounds good to me, although I wouldn’t be able to do any childcare, so perhaps it would have its negative aspect.

 

Am I joking?   Not really sure!!!   What do you reckon?
 

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14 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I'm not claiming an answer here.. just launching a few thoughts.

Firstly, we are currently seeing a broad spectrum of Govt. policy on Covid which is so shot full of holes as to be all but useless.

-Partial 'lock downs', poorly policed.. if at all.
-Porous borders.
-10 p.m. pub closing.. I mean... FFS!!
-Confused messages.
-'U Turns'

14 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Meanwhile. I'm still largely hiding. I can speak to my Kids and Grandkids on Whatsapp etc. and it's no worse than if they'd emigrated.. (Who would blame them?)

I get out for walks and occasional careful forays into shops.. but no Pubs, Clubs or Public Transport for me. And I do not feel an overbearing need to get pissed in Spain, Greece etc.. I can do that here...and am doing so as I type..

 

 

I've edited the political diatribe to get at the  gist of your post Col (pleased the back is getting better by the way), and it seems you're being critical of the actions presently in force.

 

Partial lockdowns and porous borders are I agree not particularly effective but there can only be two alternatives.

1. Total lockdown and close the borders or 2. abandon any attempt at containing the spread.

One has huge, possibly ruinous economic consequences, the second may result in a huge rise in premature deaths. It's not a question with a correct answer.

 

10pm closing for pubs? I see no sensible reason for them to be open at all, it's common knowledge what effect alcohol can have on sensible behaviour.

 

Confuse messages, can't argue against that.

 

U Turns. If they did not change and adapt to the situation as they think necessary then the gov would be open to criticism for being rigid and dogmatic by the opposition, again a no win situation.

 

If we can't think of an answer why should we expect Johnson to? There would be uproar if he went out on a limb and not seek qualified advice - and there's the nub of the problem.

I'm not sure if the 'experts' that are creeping out of the woodwork are saying what the media wants them to say and gain their 15 minutes or if they believe what they say. There are so many variations of expert opinion it's like pick 'n' mix, we choose whichever opinion most closely allies  our own point of view.

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Don't know if it would work 'as is' Margie but at least you have a the basis of an actionable plan.  Not sure why we would need extra money to stay home  - but I'll take it if it's offered!

Perhaps we could have elderly only days out, separate shopping days etc. Our local tip has alternate days according to the last number of your registration plate, maybe we could carry a card that shows our age to gain admittance to shopping malls, public transport etc. Anyone under age will be turned away...

 

I too am not sure if this could be a serious suggestion or not.

 

Who are the elderly? according to the graphs the most vulnerable start around 65 although no doubt the Sun can come up with an expert to say its wrong.

 

Maybe we could revive the old pensioner political party... who wants to be PM?

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Closing pubs completely would push people into drinking at home. It’s a lot cheaper after all. They would probably consume more alcohol and behave even less sensibly.

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49 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Closing pubs completely would push people into drinking at home. It’s a lot cheaper after all. They would probably consume more alcohol and behave even less sensibly.

 

When they're at home they can be as daft as they like. The problem comes from starting out sensible in the pub, guzzling it down to get their quota in before closing and by 10pm they're mingling with no more thought about distancing.

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If the pubs were shut they would be drinking at home with their pub going mates. We’re talking about the irresponsible here.There’s lots of them out there saying Covid is a load of nonsense and it won’t happen to them. If it wasn’t for the irresponsible we might be able to contain the situation until a vaccine is available. Unfortunately there are a large number of people who say they will refuse vaccination.

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2 hours ago, Brew said:

Maybe we could revive the old pensioner political party... who wants to be PM?

 

Proposals for cabinet members:

 

Col - Social and Benefits agency

Margie = Home Secretary

BK - Minister for arts

PMayfield - Chancellor of the exchequer

CT - National archives

Denshaw - Speaker of the house

Lizzie -  Foreign secretary

Radford (I'll tek me shirt off) Red - Minister of defence

Ben - homeland security

Mary - Womens equality affairs

Trogg - Minister for health

PeverilP - Minister for the environment

Loppy, Ayeup and Ozt ambassadors

Colly - minister for science

Katy - Leader of the house

 

Any more?

 

All those in favour say aye...

 

 

 

Me? - I'll be the one carrying all the bags...

 

 

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11 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

f the pubs were shut they would be drinking at home with their pub going mates.

 

True enough but unlikely to mingle with the same amount of people out and about and in the pub.

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16 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

I rather fancy 'Minister without portfolio'.

 

You're just a trouble maker you...    bleddy country yokels.... never happy...... the natives are revolting....

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As Home Secretary I’d have to make speeches wouldn’t I?   Could I just write them and let Paul deliver them please?  We are a team  

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I'll have to sharpen me brushes and clean me crayons.

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1 hour ago, loppylugs said:

You forgot Jill.  Minister of education?  ;)

 

Good point,

 

Cabinet reshuffle.

For services to Canal towpaths Cani is now minister of the environment ,

Peveil is to be  minsister of Ag and fisheries.

Mistress Sparrow is Minister of Education, Irish accent optional..

Margie as our resident Zoom expert and will deliver through the medium of an iPad with prompts by her soul mate, chief cook and bottle washer extraodinaire, Paul

Compo, Scottish secratary, when he can be found

TG is to be Minister of Transport, with railways as they are she will need her sense of humour.

 

The foreign secrataty has resigned her postand will be replaced by the well known gourmet nonnB

The foreign secratary will now be the right horrible Minister for International Trade.  :rolleyes: providing she don't keep losing people in foreign lands...

 

Now can the governemt come to order and forward their propsals for a manifesto - a minstry of silly walks will not be accepted.

 

NB. The budget must not exceed £2.50 or three Tesco tokens.

 

 

 

 

And I'm still carrying the damn luggage... :mellow:

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Can I suggest Nonna is given the Foreign Secretary post as she’s more qualified than I.
I’d like to be Minister for International Trade please

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Ok, just seen Brew’s post, maybe Jonab could be Foreign Secretary?  

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I’m sorry, I’ve been on the pop already this evening, just carry on and I’ll observe proceedings until I can offer constructive comments.  When and where are we having the Party Conference btw?  

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As minister of Arts, I propose we invest the Tesco vouchers toward the cost of establishing a Nottstalgians committee room/library. An application to the lotteries commission for substantial donation towards a picnic table and stools, so said Nottstalgians  could attend meetings and discuss who should be promoted and who deserves being pilloried. The agenda could be left open to additions.

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Lizzie, Seeing as the Party Confetence is all going to be on Zoom this year,  it doesn’t require us to gather anywhere except in our own homes... bit boring really (except you can be nosy and see what books people have got on their bookcases or the colour of their curtains etc.)

....and who is the leader of our glorious party?  Brew?

 

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Well it’s Party Conference season so when are we having a Zoom Conference?  I’m missing you all imissyou

 

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Lizzie, it would take too much organising as - for security and data protection reasons - I’d need to contact each of you by email,  WhatsApp or text to send a link for a specific Zoom meeting and I am not privy to that information.   If it’s not done properly, we’d get various ‘guests’ joining in and listening to all the conversations.  I’m really feeling like the Home Secretary now with all this talk of security and protection!

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59 minutes ago, MargieH said:

.and who is the leader of our glorious party?  Brew?

 

 

As you will have noted Home Secratary I am chief bag toter and guffer.

 

The proposal for Jomab - he  was cosidfered as chief scientific officer and creator of posh smells but sadly failed on eligibility.

The honourabble Minister for Arts will be notified in due course regarding the passage of his  stools

The home secretary mandating a Zoom conference is taken under advisment, horrible  members sans ipad should apply to the Chancelleor for expenses towards the cost of an Etch a Sketch. Use of the contribution for chintz curtains will be frowned upon.

 

 

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The minister of arts will accept nothing less than a full clinical examination of said stools! The results to be published in the personal column of the N.E.P. or delivered to the Honourable members in a plain envelope.

Your servant sir.

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