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2 minutes ago, ckn said:

Ah well, what a pity, never mind. Pubs to be closed as soon as safely possible.

 

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Interestingly, virtually all of the parents I know are treating today as the end of the standard school year. No one is realistically expecting their children to go back in this school year.

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Sounding like some proper, actual, directed money to stop people being bankrupted by covid-19, as well as some of the help that businesses have requested?

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1 minute ago, gingerjon said:

Sounding like some proper, actual, directed money to stop people being bankrupted by covid-19, as well as some of the help that businesses have requested?

Yes I'm very impressed with the announcement today

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27 minutes ago, Chrispmartha said:

Just do a bit of reading up on Social Distancing, why it is necessary and how it works.

 

It's quite easy to understand, you know those others that you meet up with, what if you have it (you may not get symptoms) they then all get it and each of them pass it on, etc etc, as I say it's not difficult to grasp.

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Didn't realise the panic buying was for petrol as well. I was down to below a quarter tank so drove into a Sainsburys petrol station this afternoon, 12 multi pumps, 6 had 'Sorry, no petrol' signs on them, all diesel seemed ok.  I filled up and spoke to the girl in the shop.  She had been ' told in confidence' by a young girl who had bought £6 worth of petrol to keep her tank filled up yesterday, that it had been  posted on social media that "all the petrol delivery drivers had come down with Corona virus and that there was no one to deliver petrol" ... and these numb nutz believed it as the panic buying started. The young lass must have thought I looked a bit gullible as she assured me that there was enough petrol to go round and no problems with deliveries.

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32 minutes ago, ckn said:

Ah well, what a pity, never mind. Pubs to be closed as soon as safely possible.

 

Wednesday delivery at the spoons my son is working in - going to take a hard drinking session to clear that tonight - 

 

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5 minutes ago, Exiled Townie said:

Didn't realise the panic buying was for petrol as well. I was down to below a quarter tank so drove into a Sainsburys petrol station this afternoon, 12 multi pumps, 6 had 'Sorry, no petrol' signs on them, all diesel seemed ok.  I filled up and spoke to the girl in the shop.  She had been ' told in confidence' by a young girl who had bought £6 worth of petrol to keep her tank filled up yesterday, that it had been  posted on social media that "all the petrol delivery drivers had come down with Corona virus and that there was no one to deliver petrol" ... and these numb nutz believed it as the panic buying started. The young lass must have thought I looked a bit gullible as she assured me that there was enough petrol to go round and no problems with deliveries.

i put £25 in the xjr13 last night as it was well into reserve, didnt think about or notice and supply issues

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3 minutes ago, Exiled Townie said:

Didn't realise the panic buying was for petrol as well. I was down to below a quarter tank so drove into a Sainsburys petrol station this afternoon, 12 multi pumps, 6 had 'Sorry, no petrol' signs on them, all diesel seemed ok.  I filled up and spoke to the girl in the shop.  She had been ' told in confidence' by a young girl who had bought £6 worth of petrol to keep her tank filled up yesterday, that it had been  posted on social media that "all the petrol delivery drivers had come down with Corona virus and that there was no one to deliver petrol" ... and these numb nutz believed it as the panic buying started. The young lass must have thought I looked a bit gullible as she assured me that there was enough petrol to go round and no problems with deliveries.

I was wondering when it would happen.  I'm like you, quarter of a tank left and due to working from home that will last me a weeks.  Even so I was wondering if I should fill up....


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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33 minutes ago, ckn said:

Ah well, what a pity, never mind. Pubs to be closed as soon as safely possible.

 

Brother in law owns a successful award winning micro brewery.  He is not sure if he will survive.  


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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It's still getting worse in Italy. Thoroughly depressing stuff

 

 


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Just now, Bedford Roughyed said:

Brother in law owns a successful award winning micro brewery.  He is not sure if he will survive.  

He'll unfortunately, genuinely unfortunately, join quite a few other businesses before this is over regardless of what the government does.


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Just now, ckn said:

He'll unfortunately, genuinely unfortunately, join quite a few other businesses before this is over regardless of what the government does.

And it's happening too fast for him to compute.  It's not like the writing was on the wall for months.  He had full order books, he couldn't make or sell anymore if he wanted.  

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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6 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Brother in law owns a successful award winning micro brewery.  He is not sure if he will survive.  

I saw one small brewery advertising that they would now be attempting to offload everything they had. But obviously the logistics of that - not everyone can suddenly take receipt of a proper keg or two nor can the brewer suddenly bottle or can everything - I think rules that out for most.


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Something must have happened to really spook the government. Schools, pubs and restaurants to shut this weekend. Not closed for a fixed term; the situation will be reviewed in a month ... i.e. we are in this for the long haul.


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1 minute ago, gingerjon said:

I saw one small brewery advertising that they would now be attempting to offload everything they had. But obviously the logistics of that - not everyone can suddenly take receipt of a proper keg or two nor can the brewer suddenly bottle or can everything - I think rules that out for most.

It will decimate a thriving scene and even if they do survive, will the pubs be there to sell too?


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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1 minute ago, Wolford6 said:

Something must have happened to really spook the government. Schools, pubs and restaurants to shut this weekend. Not closed for a fixed term; the situation will be reviewed in a month ... i.e. we are in this for the long haul.

You only have to read at least one of the posts above to see why they've had to enforce a shutdown - although why they thought (or really were advised, as I don't believe any politician actually understands the mentality of a not insignificant part of the population) it not necessary to start with is beyond me.

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Given this is the non political arm of the coronavirus prevention army and therefore neutral and at times lighthearted, how about this. 

What about people with no mortgages, who don't pay rent, who don't work etc. What are the powers that be doing for them? 🙂


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Just now, JohnM said:

Given this is the non political arm of the coronavirus prevention army and therefore neutral and at times lighthearted, how about this. 

What about people with no mortgages, who don't pay rent, who don't work etc. What are the powers that be doing for them? 🙂

Doing their best to keep you alive by keeping the f***wits away from you! 😛

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1 minute ago, JohnM said:

Given this is the non political arm of the coronavirus prevention army and therefore neutral and at times lighthearted, how about this. 

What about people with no mortgages, who don't pay rent, who don't work etc. What are the powers that be doing for them? 🙂

They are just glad to get you off the streets.😉😊

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7 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

It will decimate a thriving scene and even if they do survive, will the pubs be there to sell too?

It's not just pubs, once people get in the habit of making food at home regularly then restaurants may struggle to recover. Normally on a Friday we get a takeaway in so we don't have to cook, not doing that now.

It MAY improve the nation's health though once the hoarding chaos stops and people get sick and fed up of boring food.


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29 minutes ago, Exiled Townie said:

Didn't realise the panic buying was for petrol as well. I was down to below a quarter tank so drove into a Sainsburys petrol station this afternoon, 12 multi pumps, 6 had 'Sorry, no petrol' signs on them, all diesel seemed ok.  I filled up and spoke to the girl in the shop.  She had been ' told in confidence' by a young girl who had bought £6 worth of petrol to keep her tank filled up yesterday, that it had been  posted on social media that "all the petrol delivery drivers had come down with Corona virus and that there was no one to deliver petrol" ... and these numb nutz believed it as the panic buying started. The young lass must have thought I looked a bit gullible as she assured me that there was enough petrol to go round and no problems with deliveries.

You’d think that’s the last thing folk should panic buy !

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Pub across town started this the other day, I’d hope more will follow suit to save wasting valuable ale going down the drain

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14 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

Something must have happened to really spook the government.

The surge in cases, and deaths, in London especially, was, I suspect, the final straw.

You can't downplay it and you can't politely request that people don't go to the pub or the gym when, clearly, they think that as they aren't sick right now they're showing some bizarre Blitz spirit in defying common sense.

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2 minutes ago, ckn said:

Doing their best to keep you alive by keeping the f***wits away from you! 😛

They're not doing enough and need to do more, especially make sure the rumours I've heard that my old workplace will be in touch soon to ask me to go back and help out aren't true - unless the price is right of course, there's money to be made in times of crisis etc...….😉

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