Off Topic Coronavirus and NOTHING to do with football thread

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  1. superhorns

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    Working a fair system of payments to the self employed is extremely complicated. The excellent Rishi Sunak will shortly come up with a plan that sustains the last group in need. All those hiding payments in cash over the last few years might regret some of the fiddling.
     
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    When though is the question. Until he does more scenes like these will continue. The government could see what was happening for weeks around the world, so had plenty of time to prepare. When Macron went on TV and told people what action the government was taking, the next morning everything was in place, with travel certificates both delivered to homes and online, and the police were on the streets to enforce the regulations. Last night Johnson goes on TV and the police are saying at the same time that they don't know still what is expected of them. Today Gove is sent out to try and defuse some of the confusion about just who can do what. This is poor government by any standard.
     
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    It is not confusing for anybody with at least half a brain.
     
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    Clearly you don't think that many have half a brain.
     
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    agreed, the same as the thousands fined in France.
     
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    This highlights the current problems that some people are facing. I am sure that the boss must be feeling the pinch without any income, but not as much as his staff.
     
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    To shut you up I'm quite prepared to give full details to a responsible fellow poster about the business I started with my daughter that is now the leading independent supplier of PPE to UK hospitals.

    You would have to ask my wife about my mild symptoms over the last few weeks which may or may not be CV.
    For my cooking standards you would need to ask some of the homeless of Northamptonshire.

    Naturally I would expect a snivelling apology from you.
     
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  8. HHTFC1

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    Yes i had heard that in France the revenue generated from fines in France is in SEVEN figures
     
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    Sir Edward Leigh, a former chairman of the Treasury select committee has said that forty years ago he suggested that a simple form of basic income would stop a lot of creating rules, to deal with the last set of rules and so on. The government is still trying to create a system that targets just groups, and says that even if they can set up a system it may take weeks before the self employed can get any help. Calls from all sides of the House for something to be sorted and announced this week.
     
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    Disturbing reports from Spain where dead and dying residents have been found in several care homes abandoned by fleeing staff. Surely that couldn't happen in the UK?
     
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    Well this lady sounds very daft.

     
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    What an absolute fool...
     
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    Don't know, I got a text from Gov.uk this morning telling me to stay at home - big bro eh.
     
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    I guess that these rules are enforced more in built up areas Scully, for those living in the sticks it's a bit different. The German authorities would know if large groups of people are congregating from mobile phone data - basically you can track the location of every cell phone, whether it's on or off.
     
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    I live in the sticks Cologne, Dunblane a small city of 8000 folk (it's a city cos it has a cathedral).
    We cycled into town this morning for our allowed exercise and went to the PO and Co-op for a little food. Place fairly quiet and most shops closed except essentials. Probably saw 20-30 folk and close to 10 always trying to keep to the safe distance. Shop and PO had taped the floor with markers to keep folk apart.
    Noticeable drop in those actually going to work and roads great for cycling now, few cars.
     
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    I had a chat to my young French neighbour this afternoon who had been to the shops with his grandmother for food items. It is 28 kms each way, and en route they saw 3 cars on the move, and on their return 2. At one store they were only allowing 50 people inside at a time, so it was wait for one to come out before another was allowed in. This meant that he sat in the car and waited for his grandmother to push the trolley round. Once again the gendarmes were nowhere to be seen. Inside the floor was taped and plastic screens put up between the cashiers and customers.
    His mother and father live on the outskirts of Paris where life is very different. Strict enforcement of people having their certificates with them and being stopped several times if they go to their nearest supermarket that is about 5 kms away. It is amazing that during the summer months if the air quality gets bad in Paris, many motorists take the chance of using their cars when banned. They get a heavy fine and are sent home for the day.
     
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    To avoid going shopping we ordered and received a box of assorted fruit & vegetables through a loose contact today. £30 turned into £35, probably would have cost £15 at Berkhamsted market.

    Well & truly done. <doh>
     
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    I'm telling myself it was a life saver so good value :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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    I don’t know big bro is always a bad thing. I just had a text from HMG to say I’d left the bath running - which was nice.
     
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    Excellent post, yorkshire, thank you.
     
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