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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by Tonibe63 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:34 pm

The UK needs to lockdown now.
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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by Scott_rider » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:48 pm

Generally speaking, I like Boris but in my opinion he’s not coming over very well in his press conferences and I agree that he may well be out of his depth. By coincidence and by contrast there was a documentary on tv this morning about Churchill’s speeches in WW2 and the difference in authority, reassurance, and leadership was obvious. I also saw Macron’s address to the French nation and whilst I know little about him compared to our politicians, I felt that he came across as much more statesmen like than Boris. As I say, it’s only my opinion but I think Boris’s PR guys need to up their game or he needs to up his.
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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by daveuprite » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 am

Scott_rider wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:48 pm
I agree that he may well be out of his depth. By coincidence and by contrast there was a documentary on tv this morning about Churchill’s speeches in WW2 and the difference in authority, reassurance, and leadership was obvious.
The only commonality between Johnson and Churchill is the nodding insurance dog. Johnson is keeping bars and restaurants open to protect his mates in the insurance industry.

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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by Trevor Twobikes » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:13 am

And how many times did Churchill have a question and answer session with the British press that was relayed live to the nation on the Home Service.

I get a bit pissed off with the continuous Boris bashing.

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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by OnHellas » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:24 am

Trevor Twobikes wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:13 am
And how many times did Churchill have a question and answer session with the British press that was relayed live to the nation on the Home Service.

I get a bit pissed off with the continuous Boris bashing.
Me too.

Does anybody really believe that Boris is NOT trying to do the best thing and listening to the scientific information that is available?
I don’t see him trying to score political points, I believe that he knows that what he and his team are dealing with is way beyond that.

For every decision that is made the knock on effect is huge. The amount of scenarios that need thinking through immense. This is not just a medical emergency. It’s social, it’s economic. It’s like nothing we’ve seen before. There is no guide book to refer to. The book is being written hour by hour as we go.

Nobody knows when the virus will subside. Nobody knows when schools will open. Nobody knows when a cure will be found.

However, I am confident that there are plenty of people, far more intelligent than me, working very hard to find solutions to the current situation.

Keep well and stay safe.
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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by daveuprite » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:26 am

Trevor Twobikes wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:13 am
And how many times did Churchill have a question and answer session with the British press that was relayed live to the nation on the Home Service.

I get a bit pissed off with the continuous Boris bashing.
I don't bash good quality politicians. Johnson is an opportunist chancer, who wings it with jokes and banter during the easy times, successfully pulled the wool over gullible eyes, and is now floundering in the deep end during the difficult times - when what's urgently needed is top-quality, thorough analytical and decision-making skills. He's famous in Whitehall for not even reading a brief beyond the second paragraph. You couldn't pick a worse kind of person to be in charge at this moment of crisis. If you voted for him then you are right now reaping exactly what you sowed (but sadly you also dragged everyone else down to the same incompetent level). Same with Trump of course. Actually he is even worse.
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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by Asgard » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:26 am

daveuprite wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 am
Scott_rider wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:48 pm
I agree that he may well be out of his depth. By coincidence and by contrast there was a documentary on tv this morning about Churchill’s speeches in WW2 and the difference in authority, reassurance, and leadership was obvious.
The only commonality between Johnson and Churchill is the nodding insurance dog. Johnson is keeping bars and restaurants open to protect his mates in the insurance industry.
Yes, apparently most insurance wont pay when the shutdown is advisory only
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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by OnHellas » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:42 am

I voted blue at the last election, although red won the constituency, and I’m pleased that I did.

Can you imagine Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbot running the show?
The Labour Party haven’t even managed to elect a new leader yet......dither and delay.

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Re: Covid 19 Coronavirus

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:11 am

daveuprite wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:26 am
Trevor Twobikes wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:13 am
And how many times did Churchill have a question and answer session with the British press that was relayed live to the nation on the Home Service.

I get a bit pissed off with the continuous Boris bashing.
I don't bash good quality politicians. Johnson is an opportunist chancer, who wings it with jokes and banter during the easy times, successfully pulled the wool over gullible eyes, and is now floundering in the deep end during the difficult times - when what's urgently needed is top-quality, thorough analytical and decision-making skills.

He's famous in Whitehall for not even reading a brief beyond the second paragraph.

You couldn't pick a worse kind of person to be in charge at this moment of crisis.

If you voted for him then you are right now reaping exactly what you sowed (but sadly you also dragged everyone else down to the same incompetent level).

Same with Trump of course. Actually he is even worse.
Got it in one, he is seriously floundering
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