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Biggest non-story ever. “Man, getting sick, with sick wife, drops kids off with relatives. His actions all fall within the rules”. Fin.

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Giz wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Biggest non-story ever. “Man, getting sick, with sick wife, drops kids off with relatives. His actions all fall within the rules”. Fin.
Wrong. In March the govt. was telling *all* to self-isolate if they had symptoms. Cummings chose to ignore these instructions *and* wilfully chose to put other people at risk.

And his "eye test" coincidentally was on the same day as his wife's birthday?

You falling for that?
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Hotarubi wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:39 am
Giz wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Biggest non-story ever. “Man, getting sick, with sick wife, drops kids off with relatives. His actions all fall within the rules”. Fin.
Wrong. In March the govt. was telling *all* to self-isolate if they had symptoms. Cummings chose to ignore these instructions *and* wilfully chose to put other people at risk.
Because he needed to get care for his kids as the parents got sick? I assume (hope ) you don’t have children.

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Yes. You're right.

It's the mark of good parenting to stick children in tin boxes alongside people with potentially fatal diseases for 6 hours. Especially when you have told other people not to do it because it's dangerous.

And you insinuate that I'm a bad parent. Genius.
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Hotarubi wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Yes. You're right.
I know :)

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TLDW

Can you tell me why that man is insisting that his penis is 1" long?
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Hes trying to make you jealous.
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Hotarubi wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:16 am
Hes trying to make you jealous.
<polite golf clap>
Well played, sir.
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Doctor X wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:25 pm
You think the rules for the peasants apply to the Quality People?

– J.D.
At least Boris had the common decency to nearly die like the rest of us.
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Hotarubi wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Doctor X wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:25 pm
You think the rules for the peasants apply to the Quality People?

– J.D.
At least Boris had the common decency to nearly die like the rest of us.
Just typical lack of follow through and commitment from Boris

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https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hu ... ll-4166132

I must admit I've got no idea why anyone wants a statue of a nonce in their front garden.

Jimmy Saville? No one would stand for it .

Jacko? Oh no its soooooo unfair we've got to take it down.
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Huh, under what law could the police demand it be taken down?

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Giz wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:29 pm
Huh, under what law could the police demand it be taken down?
It probably wanted to start something.
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Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony.

China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub.

Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move.

Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that if Beijing went ahead, Britain would extend the rights of 350,000 ‘British National Overseas’ passport holders.

On Friday the interior ministry said that this policy would apply to all BNOs currently in Hong Kong - a much larger group of around 2.9 million people according to British government figures.

“If China imposes this law, we will explore options to allow British Nationals Overseas to apply for leave to stay in the UK, including a path to citizenship,” Home Secretary Priti Patel said in a statement.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hong ... SKBN2352ZI

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Could be a boon to the U.K. and a big loss for China

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Giz wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Could be a boon to the U.K. and a big loss for China
Indeed. Reminds me of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, when Protestants had to flee to neighboring countries. Protestants who were educated (hey! They had to be able to read, at least the Bible) and often skilled artisans.

China seems to be in the process of quenching any "deviance" (Tibet, Uyghurs, social control…) at any price. I just wonder if they will make Hong Kong a kind of Potemkin village for the rest of the world.

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Damn straight. I'm all for it.

Were short of fruit pickers.
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