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by eatyourveg
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

'Coronavirus: Only 9% of Britons want life to return to 'normal' once lockdown is over People have noticed significant changes during the lockdown, including cleaner air, more wildlife and stronger communities.' https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-only-9-of-britons-want-life-to-return-to-normal-o...
by eatyourveg
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

Vortex2 wrote:So what will happen if we lift the lockdown and then two weeks later it all starts up again???
We shall inevitably find out. Being in a vulnerable group will mean living a very different life from those out and about, unless of course one has a wish to play Russian Roulette.
by eatyourveg
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

Vortex2 wrote:Do you think that the government will repeat the business grants if lockdowns persist?

Could we expect another tranche in three months time?

If not I may give up my office lease.

I hope they do, just got mine and it's necessary and welcome. Going to be a tough winter whatever happens.
by eatyourveg
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/uk-government-has-no-exit-plan-for-covid-19-lockdown-say-sources No shit, Sherlock. No exit strategy. Insufficient testing. Not a f***ing clue. I'm being held under virtual house arrest by a bunch of sociopathic morons. Yes, all true. Thus we must out t...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

It seems a good first step for you would be to fire the entire police force for lack of brains and start fresh. Maybe get some with the courage to police immigrate communities and enforce the laws there instead of making up BS rules for tax payers trying to live through an emergency. Nah, they'll a...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

Graun live feed A hospital trust has said it was forced intervene with Cambridgeshire police after officers stopped staff on their way to work and told them NHS ID cards were insufficient evidence of essential travel. In its newsletter, seen by the Guardian, bosses at Cambridge University hospitals...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

The UK Business Loan Scheme ... The 80%-guaranteed-by-government business loan scheme has only a 1.4% success rate for applications. (They have had around 300,000 applications so far) I have just reviewed the government rules for this loan ... it's practically impossible to meet their criteria. You...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

With this talk of what comes next, here is something interesting and sane:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... us-economy
by eatyourveg
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

Yes well I guess I'm chucking my vote in with Vortex on this one. These are exceptional times and exceptional measures are being taken, with more most certainly on the way. These things need to happen. It's not going to bother some and it will drive others crazy. It wasn't a planned event, it just h...
by eatyourveg
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

I have not gone out at all for must be going on 4 weeks now, except for a cycle ride a couple of times a week. Do around 10 miles which with all the cursed hills around here takes about an hour. I'm out in the sticks, and once off the main road the only vehicles I see are agricultural or the likes o...
by eatyourveg
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

Bloody hell, this thing just got real - the rozzers have enlisted the elite Skaros division:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus
by eatyourveg
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8324
Views: 259759

And it is claimed that the corona virus is exposing the USA pretty much as a 3rd world country. Have to agree after spending a 3 month cross country motorcycle ride there a few years ago. Amazing geography, but fairly backward. Daughter did something similar last year and couldn't wait to get out of...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: The movie 1917
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

And in modern times: Today, Gurkha veterans and their families (around 27,000 total) continue their struggle against the UK government for their indifferent attitude and policy. After years of protests and struggles, the UK government has increased the pension scheme for Gurkhas up to 37 percent for...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: The movie 1917
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Gurkhas During World War I (1914–1918) more than 200,000 Gurkhas served in the British Army, suffering approximately 20,000 casualties and receiving almost 2,000 gallantry awards.[21] The number of Gurkha battalions was increased to 33, and Gurkha units were placed at the disposal of the British h...
by eatyourveg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: The movie 1917
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Sikhs Known afterwards as the Lions of the Great War, during the war they were often called the Black Lions.[1] Sikhs were allowed to use traditional Sikh weapons such as chakrams and talwar swords, and it was not uncommon to see the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, being carried before a marc...