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47er last won the day on October 8 2019

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  1. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Good you are impressed with Matt Hancock, Chaddy. Note that in his big Conference today he admitted that the Government had made mistakes. You should try it.
  2. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Not trivial that we are way behind the 8 ball with testing. You are trapped by your own rhetoric. Even the Sun and the Daily Mail have cottoned on. All we have had from the government on this is lies and evasion. Throwing in Jeremy Corbyn at this point reeks of desperation.
  3. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Best I go away for a bit and give it a rest. Pity there's no football!
  4. 47er

    Coronavirus

    No,just offended.
  5. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Of course it hasn't! I never said it had. I'm concluding its your attitude from your posts. You gone to a lot of time and trouble to present yourself as a reasonable, even-handed chap but you're not. I can't remember you finding fault with anything the government has done in respect of this virus. Even some Conservative members have expressed concern and alarm at short-comings they've identified but I guess they are just politicising the issue eh? How about----- sending this virus packing within 3 months? Stupid, irresponsible, a lie? How about shortages in the most basic medical equipment for those on the front-line eg begging schools to donate stuff from the chem labs? Series of stories in the Guardian today from NHS who are scared stiff but soldiering on anyway eg Midwife, Greater London----"we have been told to use surgical masks and a plastic apron. A couple of days ago we still had plastic goggles from s DIY store......We have also run out of the virus testing kits. They have known this was coming for months, clearly there has been no preparation." Its not "politicising" the virus to draw attention to these and other issues, its actually unpatriotic not to. I have praised the government for its financial measures, though we await the details on help for the army of self-employed (so-called). Those working at the coal face strongly fear that the NHS is going to be over-whelmed in the next days and weeks and will not be able to cope. Your final sentence shows your real character and I won't be reading any more of your posts. Ironically, you're a Mod and I'm not allowed to put you on ignore like I used to.
  6. 47er

    Coronavirus

    I gave the only story I heard. Listen to it yourself. So I resent the implication that I withheld anything. Ireland is 15+ times smaller than UK by the way
  7. 47er

    Coronavirus

    To keep up with ireland on a per capita basis we would have to up our viral testing from 35000 a week by a factor of 15. From 35000 to 525000 a week!!! You confident about that?
  8. 47er

    Coronavirus

    See my post on viral testing. We are not Wuhan, we are not ireland! We are behind the game. No argument there.
  9. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Silas---just heard an interview with Antony Costello a former scientist from WHO on the World Tonight that Ireland is doing 100000 Coronavirus tests a week and Britain is doing 35000! Ireland's population is 4.1 million. Given the difference in population, should be the other way round and then some eh? Furthermore, the British Government said 10 days ago that it was going to ramp up mass testing but 10 days later its still doing the same amount. He described the Government's approach as "really, really slow". He stated that Jeremy Hunt had asked the government in parliament today why the viral testing programme was not expanding. Costello described the government as "struggling to answer". You will recall that Hunt is a Conservative MP and a former Secretary for Health. His concerns are also reported in the Telegraph and the Daily Mail. Perhaps you'd care to respond? Interview freely available on BBC Radio iPlayer.
  10. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Gee, that Cheltenham event claimed a few scalps!!
  11. 47er

    Coronavirus

    I compile my opinions from all the stuff I read daily and I read a lot. If you think I'm going to waste hours looking back for articles and referencing them for you to tell me, without reading them, that it's a difficult job and the Government's done fine you must have rocks in your head! I've given my opinion, if you don't like it, I don't give a shit. Only a few days ago, at his press conference, Johnson said we could pack this virus away within 3 months!! That was rubbish then and its rubbish now. So why did he say it? He couldn't possibly have believed it. Show me the expert who agrees with that! Liar or fool?
  12. 47er

    Coronavirus

    You're right of course, No point being on here if you can't post anything! Didn't think much of the manner of it though.
  13. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Nobody would disagree with that. Whether those responsible have done the job well enough or not is a matter for the individual. I think they have got there eventually (with some gaps) but not as quickly as they should have. No sneering from you will change my mind. Nor, I suspect will copious references from me change your's. You think its all been the best a British government could do, I differ.
  14. 47er

    Coronavirus

    Sort of trivialises a bit?!! its not a hissy fit!
  15. 47er

    Coronavirus

    There was discussion and criticism in the media and on here before the government did a U-Turn. Working out that herd immunity meant leaving thousands to their fate wasn't difficult to work out and is why common sense prevailed. But, I repeat, a vital fortnight was lost.
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