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About paulthomas

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    Congleton, Cheshire
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    Photography, Calligraphy,walking.
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    2017 VW Touareg V6 TDI R Line
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  1. "Stirring up" is what discovers scandals, corruption and lies. I'm not saying that is what is currently happening but it's an important part of our democracy. Even during the war censorship was quite limited. At the very beginning of the war "stirring up" involved questions as to why the BEF was so unprepared and ill equipped. "Stirring up" is what dictatorships prohibit It isn't , and should not be, what western democracies prohibit.
  2. Currently the Bentayga is stored in the garage. We use the Tesla for thé essential trips to Waitrose whilst the chauffeur is self isolating.
  3. Please note. Due to circumstances beyond our control the non returnable deposit has been raised to £5,000. This will apply retrospectively to all who have already booked. Many thanks to all our loyal customers. (NB. The complaints book is currently unavailable).
  4. What "personal agenda"? Determining the best approach to tackling the problem? Surely that's what everybody is trying to determine!
  5. Sorry. Totally incomprehensible. Just one example-PPE. Do front line staff have sufficient? Was there sufficient before media pressure was applied? Who, in the general public knows? Seems an entirely valid question to me. Should recognized experts not "crawl out of the woodwork " in order to put forward well researched views? I have no idea whether the government is doing a good job or not. The indications are that it may well be, but why on earth does that mean no questions should be asked? Crazy!
  6. I am not necessarily arguing for political debate. What I am arguing for is continuing questioning, by the (responsible) media and recognized experts, as to whether policies, tactics and strategies to deal with the epidemic are effective and working. Otherwise, we are relying solely on the words of politicians. Nothing to do with the "exit from the EU" about which you and I have totally opposite views.
  7. I like the adverts...apart from the incontinence pads and trousers with elasticated waists. Oh, and the Care Homes, home delivery meals, equity release and "comfortable" shoes. ...Or am I thinking of Saga magazine? Not always that easy to differentiate!
  8. Nope. Ongoing policies and tactics need to be questioned all along the way.
  9. Nope. Sorry. Holding government to account is a vital part of our democracy...even in a crisis.
  10. So, anyway, just back from a rather chilly walk. Sensible people doing the same and all giving each other a wide berth and offering a cheery greeting. We did our supermarket shop for essentials this morning. Tesco staff saying " good morning" whilst spraying trolley handles with anti bacterial spray. Everyone queuing behind distance markings with customers keeping their distance but joking about the situation. Cash out staff friendly and helpful. Could it be that, despite the thread title, the great, GREAT majority are doing their best to follow guidance with courtesy, goodwill and some generosity?
  11. Central Government has stated they will do "all we can in these extraordinary circumstances" to repatriate U.K. citizens who are stuck abroad.
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