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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Mike » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:29 pm

Let's hope that Corbyn & Wee Jimmy Crankie are next on the list.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by DanBeeden » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:38 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Let's hope that Corbyn & Wee Jimmy Crankie are next on the list.
Shall we try to keep things positive/intelligent, rather than making crass comments like this?

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Mike » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:46 pm

Good idea Dan, I do apologise.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by plmc135 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:43 pm

iainpeden wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 am
slogen51 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:36 am
According to the media Prince Harry has gone off the idea of a Corona lock down in Canada and is now trying his luck in LA
I reckon he should have his and his wife's British passports rescinded.
Not sure the Markle has got a British Passport yet

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:07 pm

I don't know but I thought if your spouse is a Brit then you can automatically come in?

The UK infection numbers went up by 2000 in the last 24 hours - let's hope the measures we are taking start to have some effect on next week's numbers as we could do with some better news.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Mike » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:03 pm

Why don't supermarkets stop buying 12, 18 or even larger packs of toilet rolls from the manufacturers during this crisis?

We went to Asda today and found 3 x 18 packs of Andrex on a shelf, I put 1 pack in the trolley as we're down to the last roll in the house - but we really don't need to have 19! There were no other packs available, if there had been a 4 pack then we would have taken that instead, this was the first time that we'd actually seen any on the shelves for at least 3 weeks.

We could have bought all 3 packs if we had wanted to as Asda's limit is a maximum of 3 items with the same bar-code number, so we could have ended-up with 55 bog rolls in the house! :lol:

Meanwhile, my elder brother (a 70 year old retired doctor who lives in Kettering) went to Tesco at 06.15 this morning, put two 4 packs of Andrex in his trolley and had to give one back at the checkout.

Where has common sense gone? Someone please explain.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by mustang5861 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:59 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Why don't supermarkets stop buying 12, 18 or even larger packs of toilet rolls from the manufacturers during this crisis?
It's the other way around: the manufacturers make the 12- and 18-roll packs because the supermarket chains request those sizes; and if a manufacturer refuses, the supermarket chains simply place their orders elsewhere, probably abroad. Remember the days when a 2-pack was the norm and a 4-pack the exception? Now the 2-pack is very much the minority on the shelves, if you can get it at all, and the 4-pack is going the same way. I don't remember hearing the consumer asking for that change; it's happened because, yet again, the supermarket chains have decided they know what we all want.

You could say that, when it comes to toilet paper, and especially the recent wave of bulk-buying, they've 'cleaned up'.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by mustang5861 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Let's hope that Corbyn & Wee Jimmy Crankie are next on the list.
I'm astonished and frankly offended that you could post such a comment; what were you thinking? Don't you know that Crankie is spelt 'Krankie'? Go to the back of the class...

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by baz1 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 pm

oh dear you slipped up there with Crankie instead of Krankie just goes to show perfect Mike made a mistake!!

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Mike » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:25 am

mustang5861 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Mike wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Let's hope that Corbyn & Wee Jimmy Crankie are next on the list.
I'm astonished and frankly offended that you could post such a comment; what were you thinking? Don't you know that Crankie is spelt 'Krankie'? Go to the back of the class...
:Oops: Can I sit on the naughty step instead as the school's shut? :lol:

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by XWP29 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:07 am

plmc135 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:43 pm
iainpeden wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 am
slogen51 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:36 am
According to the media Prince Harry has gone off the idea of a Corona lock down in Canada and is now trying his luck in LA
I reckon he should have his and his wife's British passports rescinded.
Not sure the Markle has got a British Passport yet

She married one ;)
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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by welshandy » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:37 am

Kids are bored already. Last night a group of them trespassed onto the Severn Valley Railway Bridge over the Bewdley Bypass & were throwing Stones & Bricks at Vehicles :grr: :grr: :grr:

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:43 am

The idiots have been setting fires here in my valley! What is wrong wth these people!
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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by The Phantom » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:09 am

I don't think it is boredom with kids doing that sort of thing. They're just scumbags who know they can get away with it at the moment because the police and emergency services are all tied up with other things and nobody (general public) is about to see them/stop them, etc.

They said a gang of youths started a fire up in Manchester in a scenic area and then drove off.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by slogen51 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:15 am

They would make ideal candidates for vaccine testing

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by plmc135 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:37 am

XWP29 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:07 am
plmc135 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:43 pm
iainpeden wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 am


I reckon he should have his and his wife's British passports rescinded.
Not sure the Markle has got a British Passport yet

She married one ;)
That doesn't mean you qualify for a British passport. She would have to gain British Citizenship first before a passport could be issued. Had to explain this to enough people in passport office.

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by mustang5861 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:53 pm

Mike wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:25 am
mustang5861 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Mike wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Let's hope that Corbyn & Wee Jimmy Crankie are next on the list.
I'm astonished and frankly offended that you could post such a comment; what were you thinking? Don't you know that Crankie is spelt 'Krankie'? Go to the back of the class...
:Oops: Can I sit on the naughty step instead as the school's shut? :lol:
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Well okay, you can sit on the naughty step. Oh, but the naughty step is outside, and you're not allowed outside. Well, go and play with the traffic for five minutes. Oh, but that's outside as well, and there's not enough traffic anyway. Well, I'll just have to give you a good thrashing. Oh, but hitting kids has been banned, so I'd be in trouble with that one. Well, I'll just get a police officer to have a wee word with you - and don't you go coughing on him!

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Vulcan74 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 pm

It was the country with having wet markets keeping wild animals etc for sale that the virus began. Spreading from an animal to the human being, this country is in the dark ages and always will be!! :grr:

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Re: COVID-19 UK

Post by Pen Pusher » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:54 pm

Vulcan74 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:06 pm
It was the country with having wet markets keeping wild animals etc for sale that the virus began. Spreading from an animal to the human being, this country is in the dark ages and always will be!! :grr:
Would that be the country that invented toilet paper. :whistle:

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