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by cwathen
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 20.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 179
Views: 47038

Re: Brexit

I hope you're right, cwathen, but given the build up I can't see any deal involving any semblance of Freedom of Movement happening, it'd be far too much of a climb-down. Despite ultimately voting remain, I'm not fully supportive of the EU for a number of reasons. But immigration isn't something I h...
by cwathen
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 17.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 179
Views: 47038

Re: Brexit

Anyone suspect there might be some sort of Brexit compromise deal about to appear? That's the only thing I can think of that's so enraged Cummings and his mate that they've left No. 10 this quickly. Maybe I'm just being hopeful. What is notable is the tone of the rhetoric on both sides had calmed d...
by cwathen
Sun 08 Nov, 2020 10.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I will treat anyone who doesn't wear a mask or social distance the same way I will treat someone who is knowingly HIV+ who refuses to wear a condom. With contempt, disdain and disgust. I think there is a huge gulf between being anti mask and anti lockdown and to claim otherwise is a ridiculous over...
by cwathen
Thu 29 Oct, 2020 12.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Meanwhile people will make their own decisions as to rules which have been imposed on them without explicit consent. Polling suggests support for restrictions, but people's behavior suggests otherwise. You talk of people needing to be treated like children but that's not realistic, rules on social ...
by cwathen
Tue 27 Oct, 2020 20.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

This is the grimmest thing I have read on this forum, ever. Really? That's reality Will. Its not always pleasant. The fact that we've escalated anything that might cause a Covid death up to the level of being tantamount to genocide and which must be protected against at any cost, whilst writing off...
by cwathen
Tue 27 Oct, 2020 18.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

At the moment, the virus is preventing us from living a normal life. Leisure, transport, public services, healthcare - are all having capacity restricted by social distancing regulations. We cannot have full churches for weddings and funerals, we cannot have full stadiums for sports occasions. We c...
by cwathen
Sat 24 Oct, 2020 23.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Anyone else find the narrative from the Welsh government a little bit alarming? Whether you agree with the lockdown or not is a matter for debate with arguments on both sides, but the government seem to have taken a very firm 'not interested in talking about it, just get on with it' approach in int...
by cwathen
Sat 24 Oct, 2020 14.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Anyone else find the narrative from the Welsh government a little bit alarming? Whether you agree with the lockdown or not is a matter for debate with arguments on both sides, but the government seem to have taken a very firm 'not interested in talking about it, just get on with it' approach in inte...
by cwathen
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 21.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Whilst not wanting to be a conspiracy theorist, I do wonder at this point whether some level of social engineering is being deployed in partnership with the major supermarkets to try and add more of a 'lockdown feel' in England. Tesco have recently been running a radio advert urging people not to pa...
by cwathen
Sun 27 Sep, 2020 20.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

My suspicion is that we will see rapidly changing attitudes to locking down society now there isn't a furlough scheme to keep things ticking over. In some ways, this is a good thing. The economy has always needed to be balanced against the health benefits of locking down, and too many people seem d...
by cwathen
Sat 26 Sep, 2020 18.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 280
Views: 39302

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I also hadn't realised quite how many were in London - ¾ of their branches, apparently. It's a bit of lazy shorthand, but I guess does represent quite a bit of the service sector when you consider their workers and whether their custom has dropped because of people working from home or having lost ...