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On 08/05/2020 08:14, Robin wrote:
On 08/05/2020 03:01, Recliner wrote:
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There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day.
After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last
couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.


Hyperbole has it's place but I don't think that was one of them.* The
ONS estimated* 2.4 per cent of the UK population was over 85.* Even
after allowing for immigration that's over 1.5 million likely to have
memories of VE Day. And if you reckon 750,000 over 85s have probably
died in the past couple of months....


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similarly apostrophes have their place and that weren't one of them





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On Thu, 7 May 2020 18:09:14 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
On Thu, 7 May 2020 15:21:51 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.

Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.


I suspect the ticket gates already have that information.


But any readers of this group, to whom your observations were
originally addressed, and who might actually find such information
useful, are still completely in the dark.


You seem to think I care about who knows I took the tube. Unlike you I'm not
concerned with the BTP kicking down mhy front door and dragging me off to
the nick for Breaking LockDown Rules (cue juvenile emotional blackmail public
information broadcast full of sad serious looking NHS workers wagging a
metaphorical finger and happy pensioners who've dodged a bullet).

As I've said before, the lockdown is a joke, sweden has now proved it beyond
doubt yet the spineless buffoon in Number 10 seems intent on dragging this
country into an economic abyss in order to save the lives of a few pensioners
who'll soon die of natural causes anyway and some tubbies who only have
themselves to blame for their poor health.

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On Thu, 7 May 2020 18:09:14 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
On Thu, 7 May 2020 15:21:51 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.

Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.

I suspect the ticket gates already have that information.


But any readers of this group, to whom your observations were
originally addressed, and who might actually find such information
useful, are still completely in the dark.


You seem to think I care about who knows I took the tube. Unlike you I'm not
concerned with the BTP kicking down mhy front door and dragging me off to
the nick for Breaking LockDown Rules (cue juvenile emotional blackmail public
information broadcast full of sad serious looking NHS workers wagging a
metaphorical finger and happy pensioners who've dodged a bullet).



A chap up the road did a swoop from here in Hampshire to North Wales and
back in his Austin Healey 3000 to collect something he bought on ebay ,
when asked ( not by me) if he was worried about being stopped and fined
he replied
“ With petrol being so cheap at the moment the saving would have covered
the £30 ticket.”

I doubt he is the only person to have made a similar calculation .

GH


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On 8 May 2020 08:46:33 GMT
Marland wrote:
wrote:
On Thu, 7 May 2020 18:09:14 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
On Thu, 7 May 2020 15:21:51 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message

...
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.

Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.

I suspect the ticket gates already have that information.


But any readers of this group, to whom your observations were
originally addressed, and who might actually find such information
useful, are still completely in the dark.


You seem to think I care about who knows I took the tube. Unlike you I'm not
concerned with the BTP kicking down mhy front door and dragging me off to
the nick for Breaking LockDown Rules (cue juvenile emotional blackmail public


information broadcast full of sad serious looking NHS workers wagging a
metaphorical finger and happy pensioners who've dodged a bullet).



A chap up the road did a swoop from here in Hampshire to North Wales and
back in his Austin Healey 3000 to collect something he bought on ebay ,
when asked ( not by me) if he was worried about being stopped and fined
he replied
“ With petrol being so cheap at the moment the saving would have covered
the £30 ticket.”

I doubt he is the only person to have made a similar calculation .


Well we went for a drive to the essex coast last week and the traffic is
much busier now so almost certainly not. Why they're continuing with this
farcical lockdown when its been blatantly ignored for weeks now is anyones guess
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Robin wrote:
On 08/05/2020 03:01, Recliner wrote:
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There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.


Hyperbole has it's place but I don't think that was one of them. The
ONS estimated 2.4 per cent of the UK population was over 85. Even
after allowing for immigration that's over 1.5 million likely to have
memories of VE Day. And if you reckon 750,000 over 85s have probably
died in the past couple of months....


I was thinking of older people with wartime memories, who knew what VE-Day
was all about, not people who were just children at the time.



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In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.




Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you
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Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.




Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you


As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

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In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all
nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.




Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you


As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

That's what you say now but your main aim of course was to talk about a
"care home crisis" for which , you doubt, you would like to point a
finger at the current government

But millions of people who were children during WW II would remember
what it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters. Who were in
some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their parents have no
known graves

But of course all you want to do is try to make some cheap political
point.
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Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Bryan Morris wrote:
In message , Recliner
writes
Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all
nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.



Your normal ********

In the UK there are 3.2 million people aged over 80 and 1.6 million aged
over 85

But then what would I expect from you


As I've already said, I was thinking of people who were old enough to know
what VE Day was about. That doesn't include children.

That's what you say now but your main aim of course was to talk about a
"care home crisis" for which , you doubt, you would like to point a
finger at the current government

But millions of people who were children during WW II would remember
what it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters. Who were in
some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their parents have no
known graves

But of course all you want to do is try to make some cheap political
point.


What political point was I making? It was an entirely non-political
remark. You're the one who's trying to make it political, and being
thoroughly offensive in the process.

I don't recall ever being impolite to you (not that you're a regular here),
so what's brought this sudden attack on?

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In message , at 14:47:15 on Fri, 8 May
2020, Bryan Morris remarked:

millions of people who were children during WW II would remember what
it was all about, who lost fathers and mothers, who had members of
their families in the armed forces, who remember VE day celebrations,
who remember being bombed or spending nights in shelters.


Anyone who was 12 in 1945 would be fully up to speed with the situation.
So that's 87 or older. Many who were younger than that.

No doubt someone can look up how many people are 87+

Who were in some cases evacuated from Continental Europe where their
parents have no known graves


Or Brits evacuated *to* villages around England.
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