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20 minutes ago, Litotes said:

I see the PM has one set of rules for himself and another for us plebeians.

 

 

"Boris Johnson has been criticised for travelling seven miles from Downing Street to go cycling during lockdown. "

 

Mr Hancock said: "It is ok to go if you went for a long walk and ended up seven miles from home, that is OK, but you should stay local.

 

So the 2 people from Derbyshire who were fined for traveling 5 miles were breaking the law, but MrBoShambles wasn't? - hypocrite!

Mr Hancock also stated there is a difference between socialising and exercise.  The two people fined in Derbyshire might have been really socialising rather than exercising which is why the Police might have judged they deserved to be fined.  

 

Those criticising Boris Johnson are being petty because there is an issue of security for the Prime Minister meaning there are other considerations  for his security team to take into consideration when allowing him  to do outside exercise  that the general public don't have.

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, West 77 said:

Mr Hancock also stated there is a difference between socialising and exercise.  The two people fined in Derbyshire might have been really socialising rather than exercising which is why the Police might have judged they deserved to be fined.  

 

Those criticising Boris Johnson are being petty because there is an issue of security for the Prime Minister meaning there are other considerations  for his security team to take into consideration when allowing him  to do outside exercise  that the general public don't have.

 

 

 

 

They were walking together, which they are allowed to do. It was overreach by Derbyshire constabulary and the fines have been reviewed.

 

Downing Street (10 and 11) have a garden at half an acre. Boris Johnson should be setting a better example rather doing whatever he wants. 

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Anyone who says that he is justified traveling 7 miles to cycle round the Olympic Park is not being realistic - these are safer venues closer to No 10 for him to have his little jolly.

 

No, he is just taking the mickey yet again.

 

One rule for Boris, one for the rest of the UK.

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1 hour ago, West 77 said:

Mr Hancock also stated there is a difference between socialising and exercise.  The two people fined in Derbyshire might have been really socialising rather than exercising which is why the Police might have judged they deserved to be fined.  

 

 

 

 

 

But the rules allow you to exercise with one person from another household!

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2 hours ago, tinfoilhat said:

They were walking together, which they are allowed to do. It was overreach by Derbyshire constabulary and the fines have been reviewed.

 

Downing Street (10 and 11) have a garden at half an acre. Boris Johnson should be setting a better example rather doing whatever he wants. 

The fines have now been rescinded.

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4 minutes ago, enntee said:

The fines have now been rescinded.

About time. We've all seen much worse I'm pretty sure. On the one had, it's good the police are being vigilant but use a bit of sense.

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22 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

About time. We've all seen much worse I'm pretty sure. On the one had, it's good the police are being vigilant but use a bit of sense.

I have been guilty of recently driving out to Baslow from Sheffield for substantial walks.

I know in myself that I have never been close enough to anyone to pose any risk to them or myself.

The only consideration is the increased risks involved if I were to become involved in a traffic accident.

 

Sadly, I am now feeling that I wish all to follow advice and so have restricted myself to 'local' travel.

Edited by enntee

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4 minutes ago, enntee said:

I have been guilty of recently driving out to Baslow from Sheffield for substantial walks.

I know in myself that I have never been close enough to anyone to pose any risk to them or myself.

The only consideration is the increased risks involved if I were to become involved in a traffic accident.

 

Sadly, I am now feeling that I wish all to follow advice and so have restricted myself to 'local' travel.

Out of curiosity, have you seen lots of people? I could go to rother valley country park and be well within guidelines but, judging by the parking it would really really busy so I don't go. I could travel further and find somewhere scenic that is much less busy. Which is better or worse?

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Can we try to stay on topic please? 
 

I know the subjects are intrinsically linked but we’re  no longer discussing the the Conservative Party at all?

 

If you want to solely discuss Covid and/or the restrictions please do so in the dedicated thread.

 

Cheers.

Edited by nikki-red

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15 hours ago, nikki-red said:

Can we try to stay on topic please? 
 

I know the subjects are intrinsically linked but we’re  no longer discussing the the Conservative Party at all?

 

If you want to solely discuss Covid and/or the restrictions please do so in the dedicated thread.

 

Cheers.

"We shouldn't give food vouchers to feed children, the parents will exchange them for drugs", said Mansfield MP Ben Bradley last year.

 

Obviously what would be better if the government gave a big stack of money to Compass (Tory donors, former CEO I believe was a spad for cameron) to charge the public purse £30 A head to provide £5 of food.

 

Go on, tell me we aren't living in a banana republic. 

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30 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

"We shouldn't give food vouchers to feed children, the parents will exchange them for drugs", said Mansfield MP Ben Bradley last year.

 

Obviously what would be better if the government gave a big stack of money to Compass (Tory donors, former CEO I believe was a spad for cameron) to charge the public purse £30 A head to provide £5 of food.

 

Go on, tell me we aren't living in a banana republic. 

It is awful that people who would quite happily jump on poor families for making wrong choices in their shopping , are at best ambivalent about taxpayers money going to a Tory donor for providing a food box to hungry children that is worth much less than the Government paid for it. Presumably because people feel happy punching downwards on a single mother, than punching upwards at a wealthy person.

The pictures on twitter and facebook of the food boxes which children are expected to eat are just pathetic: A couple of over ripe bananas, a couple of spuds, loaf of bread, tin of beans & maybe a couple of apples.

Cooperation Town's tweet - "Compare the government's £30 food parcel with a  @CooperationTown £10 weekly food box. Our co-op members share healthy,  nutritious & delicious food every week! Start a community food

 

Shocking.

Why can't we give the money to parents so they can make choices at the supermarket? They know their children best, what they like, dislike in terms of food.

 

 

Edited by Mister M

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Also compare the Tory attitude to individual recipients of welfare (fat, stupid, not to be trusted, spend it all on drugs) and corporate recipients of welfare. The abuse by employers of the furlough scheme was way higher than the abuse of personal benefits, yet we don't hear the Tories demonising the businesses.

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