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30 minutes ago, marty_j said:

https://archive.is/20200418182037/https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-38-days-when-britain-sleepwalked-into-disaster-hq3b9tlgh

Link to entire Sunday times article
Damning stuff
But you know... good old Boris, get Brexit done etc

Since you’ve posted it on here too I’ll also post my selections, though everyone should read the whole article.

They told us that, contrary to the official line, Britain was in a poor state of readiness for a pandemic. Emergency stockpiles of PPE had severely dwindled and gone out of date after becoming a low priority in the years of austerity cuts. The training to prepare key workers for a pandemic had been put on hold for two years while contingency planning was diverted to deal with a possible no-deal Brexit.

 

Several emergency planners and scientists said that the plans to protect the UK in a pandemic had once been a top priority and had been well-funded for a decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. But then austerity cuts struck. “We were the envy of the world,” the source said, “but pandemic planning became a casualty of the austerity years when there were more pressing needs.”

 

In the year leading up to the coronavirus outbreak key government committee meetings on pandemic planning were repeatedly “bumped” off the diary to make way for discussions about more pressing issues such as the beds crisis in the NHS. Training for NHS staff with protective equipment and respirators was also neglected, the source alleges.

Members of the government advisory group on pandemics are said to have felt powerless. “They would joke between themselves, ‘Haha let’s hope we don’t get a pandemic,’ because there wasn’t a single area of practice that was being nurtured in order for us to meet basic requirements for pandemic, never mind do it well,” said the source.

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On 17/04/2020 at 13:57, throbber said:

Love it when a poster (usually Kincardine) comes out swinging at the entire forum.

Wheesht,  I 💓 P&B.  That I, now and then, have a some views that don't accord with the majority doesn't change that.

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Probably just being a crabbit c**t and absolutely fair play to the auld boy, but the constant army references, calling him Captain, the Spitefire salute etc etc. This guy fought in the war then went back to having a life. That was over 70 years ago he did that.

This country and its fucking military fetish man.

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1 hour ago, Bairnardo said:

Probably just being a crabbit c**t and absolutely fair play to the auld boy, but the constant army references, calling him Captain, the Spitefire salute etc etc. This guy fought in the war then went back to having a life. That was over 70 years ago he did that.

This country and its fucking military fetish man.

He would have been 18/19 when the war was declared and 25 when it ended, I doubt he would have been a captain at that age.

The country love a war vet, I remember that magic show X on BGT last year came out with one of the most sensational performances ever seen on stage but missed out on winning coz of some old c**t crooning whilst dressed in army uniform. X never stood a chance.

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7 hours ago, Scotty Tunbridge said:

 


‘Get coronavirus done!’

 

Get coronavirus! It's a doddle. It's the easiest virus in human history.

Rule Britannia, GSTQ,  long live the Daily Mail, Wills and Kate are wonderful... 

 I've taken this too far, haven't I?

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1 hour ago, throbber said:

He would have been 18/19 when the war was declared and 25 when it ended, I doubt he would have been a captain at that age.

 

My Dad was 2 years younger, conscripted in 41 I think and demobbed as Captain in 46. Was relieved to say he never met an angry German, just played about with radio sets in India with the Signals. 

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10 minutes ago, ICTJohnboy said:

Sophy Ridge making Michael Gove look really stupid with quotes from that Sunday Times article.

Scarily enough Gove is seen as one of the more erudite creatures in that cabinet.

A cabinet of inept, duplicitous, perfidious, intellectual pygmies.   The great British public truly got the cabinet they deserve.  c***s.

Arise Sir Boris, you can't make it up.

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Just think they received nearly 14 million  votes at the GE with a 67pct turnout.

There is a good chance everyone must know one, they could be in your family, a friend, a neighbour.  Watching, judging, secretly laughing at the misery austerity brings.    You could be on their target list.  Truly chilling.

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4 minutes ago, Tynierose said:

Just think they received nearly 14 million  votes at the GE with a 67pct turnout.

There is a good chance everyone must know one, they could be in your family, a friend, a neighbour.  Watching, judging, secretly laughing at the misery austerity brings.    You could be on their target list.  Truly chilling.

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Compared with just 690,000 in Scotland - a 25% share of the vote.

 

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