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Plasma07/04/2020 08:24:33
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Hi all.

I know we try not to be political and this thread does not seek to do that in any way.

But I do feel the need to say I hope that our prime minister can recover from this virus. I cannot imagine how things will develop if he does not get over this terrible infection.

Regardless of politics or personality this guy is first and foremost a fellow human being and deserves our support, as do the many thousands suffering similarly.

The fact that he is also our countries leader makes his wellbeing that much more important.

Please join me in wishing him well, and the many others who are affected by this disease.

I truly hope we can start to drive infections down and begin to recover our lives.

Mick

Hopper07/04/2020 08:34:04
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I don't agree with his politics at all but certainly concur with your sentiments. Time to rise above all that. And of course, none of us knows when it will be our turn. Wishing him, and all others in the same boat, all the best.

Edited By Hopper on 07/04/2020 08:34:45

Speedy Builder507/04/2020 08:34:59
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Help Boris - JUST STAY IN YOUR WORKSHOP. and get well B.

Bob

Bo'sun07/04/2020 08:36:54
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Agree wholeheartedly. But we must respect and adhere to the guidelines to get out of this mess.

Ady107/04/2020 08:57:28
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I hope he makes it or the internet rumour mill will go into overdrive

Who knobbled Boris

the chinese?

the americans?

the eu?

remainer traitors?

we live in interesting times

edit: the list is endless. the russians, the corporates

Get well soon Boris

Edited By Ady1 on 07/04/2020 09:06:58

Howi07/04/2020 09:25:41
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it was Barnier wot done it, aided initially by the Chinese of course.

The Americans just didn't get it, (they never do!) but they have it now........

wish Boris well

stay safe folks, especially us old Gits.

V8Eng07/04/2020 23:30:21
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I hope Boris gets well quickly he seems to be one of the few real characters in politics.

Might be a lot less cases if people practise Social Distancing many seem totally unaware of the concept!

Nigel Graham 207/04/2020 23:39:14
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My thoughts exactly. This is no time for ' yah-boo ' politics, and I too wish him a full recovery...

' ' '

My Coronavirus letter from Her Majesty's Government arrived today, along with the latest Model Engineer and a flyer for a forthcoming show in Weymouth Pavilion. In May - I would be very surprised if that can go ahead, in only a few week's time.

An interesting point about our governmental system emerged in the News programme this afternoon, about the need to choose a deputy Prime Minister when the PM is ill; but the UK does not have a regular post of Deputy or Vice, PM. (Remember, anyone can fall seriously ill, and at any time, not just in a pandemic.)

Prefaced by the hoary old canard about our "not having a written Constitution", we learnt that the British Constitution is not a rigid set of procedures, so it gives the Government a degree of flexibility in such situations.

(Our Constitution IS written. Of course it is, but spread over a series of documents and Acts from Magna Carta onwards. Those who claim we don't are misled by countries like the USA, which was founded historically rapidly enough and recently enough to have enshrined practices brought by the settlers, in one paper.)

Steviegtr08/04/2020 00:24:24
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Oh dear & don't get political. Hmm Nigel wind your neck in.

Get well soon Boris, you are one of the best Prime ministers we have ever had.

Steve.

duncan webster08/04/2020 00:39:57
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Posted by Steviegtr on 08/04/2020 00:24:24:

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Get well soon Boris, you are one of the best Prime ministers we have ever had.

Steve.

I thought you said don't get political

Steviegtr08/04/2020 00:41:39
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Eh.????

You ok.

An example of what a great forum this is. winksadlaughsmile d

Steve.

Edited By Steviegtr on 08/04/2020 00:43:08

Ady108/04/2020 07:15:29
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I think he's just trying to work a 16 hour day while fighting the virus, which you really can't do

So they've shoved him into the 'ospital to force him to rest up

Nicholas Farr08/04/2020 10:12:45
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Hi, well my sentiments go out to all people that are affected by this virus, whatever their race, politics or creed are.

Regards Nick.

SillyOldDuffer08/04/2020 11:09:51
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Generally I think the government are doing reasonably well managing a difficult crisis, but the Cabinet deserves a good hard kick up the backside over the way they mishandled poor old Boris. In a situation where government decisions have to be trusted by the public, someone chose to lie about the seriousness of his illness. Lie.

Do politicians really suppose that any individual is so important that Britain will fall apart if he's known to be poorly? It's not true; even if the entire cabinet and all the MPs were hospitalised, the Executive will carry on, and could do so for years if necessary. In 2010 Belgium, hung politics meant politicians failed to form a government for almost 2 years (589 days). Not sure anybody noticed!

In China, a politician chose to hide the seriousness of Covid-19 when a doctor first tried to alert the authorities. It's the sort of stupid dishonesty expected of Communist dictatorships. Bad practice here too, especially as the PM being in Intensive Care could have been played positively. (See what happens when you ignore the separation rules at work!)

Dave

J Hancock08/04/2020 12:08:39
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Best wishes to Boris and all those poor souls affected by this 'plague'.

A thought and a question though, to all those 650Mp's +800 Lords only.

How many of you are building anything in the constructive 'engineering' sense and what ?

Reply in this forum please.

J Hancock13/04/2020 12:23:37
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Well, that was an under-whelming response from the HoP !

Mick B113/04/2020 12:37:00
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 08/04/2020 11:09:51:

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It's the sort of stupid dishonesty expected of Communist dictatorships.

...

Dave

Sorry - it's any dictatorship, whatever its political flavour. Not sure that China quite fits that label any more - or indeed any of the labels we've become accustomed to.

SillyOldDuffer13/04/2020 14:18:11
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Posted by Mick B1 on 13/04/2020 12:37:00:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 08/04/2020 11:09:51:

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It's the sort of stupid dishonesty expected of Communist dictatorships.

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Dave

Sorry - it's any dictatorship, whatever its political flavour. Not sure that China quite fits that label any more - or indeed any of the labels we've become accustomed to.

Quite right. All Dictatorships!

Also agree it's difficult to characterise China's current Paramount Leader as a dictatorship. Life was so much easier when Mao-tse-tung and the Gang of Four were in charge!

Dave

Mick B113/04/2020 14:46:09
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 13/04/2020 14:18:11:
Posted by Mick B1 on 13/04/2020 12:37:00:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 08/04/2020 11:09:51:

...

It's the sort of stupid dishonesty expected of Communist dictatorships.

...

Dave

Sorry - it's any dictatorship, whatever its political flavour. Not sure that China quite fits that label any more - or indeed any of the labels we've become accustomed to.

Quite right. All Dictatorships!

Also agree it's difficult to characterise China's current Paramount Leader as a dictatorship. Life was so much easier when Mao-tse-tung and the Gang of Four were in charge!

Dave

Yes. My cat keeps calling me by his first name.

But hey - she's an old cat. We probably all look the same to her.

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