I nicked this from a post on Facebook, from a group I belong too. It sums up my thoughts, completely. What say you ? ….
Don’t blame Boris and his men for locking us away,
Think instead of the all night raves, that happened every day,
Think back to all those marches, when black lives mattered most,
And the crowded summer beaches, all along the coast.
Think back to newsreel funerals where a hundred more have come,
And street gatherings of the selfish, as stupid stood next to dumb,
Some say rules are made to be broken, but their actions have a cost,
And for every thoughtless action, someone’s life just might be lost.
So don’t look to those in authority, when blame you seek to lay,
We’re locked up because the selfish, have ignored rules every day,
So in this coming month or so, don’t rant or rave or shout,
Just do as you’re bloomin’ told, and burn this virus out!
People are blaming the UK Government for not controlling the spread of Covid. This video indicates otherwise, shows who are responsible.
I find this whole spectacle sickening. What the hell are they thinking. Well quite obviously, they are not thinking. Alcohol fuelled stupidity.
And then they all go home to mix with friends and family
If you couldn’t see a reason for closing pubs, these idiots just provided all the ammunition the authorities needed.
What a bunch of selfish twats.
Only an idiot would contemplate putting this country through the chaos and confusion of Brexit again.
The Liberal Democrats will back Britain rejoining the European Union at an “appropriate future date” subject to public approval, the party has resolved.
A motion passed at the Lib Dems’ annual conference, with leadership backing, said the party should support a “longer-term objective” of EU membership in the future.
The EU is already trying to punish us for having the temerity to leave.
Can you imagine the gleeful wringing of hands that would precede any moves to rejoin ?
And, don’t forget the cost. Brexit has already cost billions. What will happen to any and all post Brexit trade agreements ? Especially with any countries that the EU doesn’t have a deal.
Congratulations Dan O’ Mahoney on your appointment as “Clandestine Channel Threat Commander”. Thanks for introducing yourself. You have a tough task ahead of you. Let us hope that Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gives you the support and backing needed for you to complete the task ahead.
So “Looby”, where exactly, in mainland Europe, are the bombs these people are fleeing ?
Whilst it may not be illegal to cross the English Channel, why would anyone cross hundreds of miles of safe French countryside, only to pay huge sums of money to risk their life, and the lives of their children, by crossing the English Channel in woefully overloaded craft?
If these people had a legitimate right to enter the UK, they would use the scheduled ferries and Eurostar rail systems, to safely cross the Channel, and at a fraction of the cost. The fact that they don’t take the open, legal, safe routes implies that they are anything but legitimate.
If, as you say, anyone can apply for asylum, why haven’t these people ?
Why are they sneaking in, trying to avoid all the legitimate checks and balances ?
What are they hiding ?
This continuing lemming-like flow across the Channel makes no sense.
BBC News – BBC star salaries: Gary Lineker takes pay cut as Zoe Ball shoots up list https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54119758
I guess he will really feel the pinch, taking a £400,000 pay cut. And he will still be grabbing over a million.
And for what? Talking about football !!!
And let’s not forget about the money he gets for promoting Walkers crisps.
Should we feel sorry for him ? No way !!!
Linekers salary is just obscene and yet they, the BBC, need to take away the free TV license for the over 75’s
The BBC need a reality check.
The UK could see a second spike in coronavirus cases if young people don’t follow social distancing rules, the health secretary says.
A third of all cases in England last week were people aged between 20 and 29.
Ever since the declaration of the pandemic. Ever since the UK government invoked the lock down. There were reports of youngsters ignoring the rules.
Angry reports, on social media, of large gatherings of youths in our local parks late into the night. And then there are the illegal raves with hundreds gathering.
Many will say there is no surprise, that this is the young doing what they always do, that we should let them get on with it, leave them alone.
But, and it’s a big but, there are the potential consequences.
Pick something up at these large gatherings and you take it home. Pass it on to your siblings, to your parents and even your grandparents.
Many people will blame the government, saying they are not doing enough. Blaming mixed messages and so on.
But one thing the government has been clear about, have constantly stated amidst all of their messages.
Maintain social distancing, maintain good hygiene practices, wear masks.
I just hope, given the rise in infections amongst the young, that they get the message. And soon.
These people are morons.
With millions dead and millions more sick, these idiots are saying “you can’t catch what doesn’t exist”.
I can only think that they believe the pandemic to be a global conspiracy.
Anybody who enters this salon only has themselves to blame if they or their family and friends get sick.
The authorities should close them down.
Yet another development goes ahead, driving rough shod over the needs of, and ignoring the existing issues that plague, the local residents.
Proposals for 16 affordable homes, comprising 7 houses and 9 flats, to be built on the corner of Doyle Avenue and Nothern Parade in Hilsea.
16 homes, but with parking provision for only 12 cars. According to the councils own standards the site should provide 29 parking spaces, yet they approved this much reduced proposal.
Why ? Why have guidelines if you don’t stick to them ?
“The surrounding roads are past saturation point as confirmed by the highways engineer. Evenings and weekends are dire as people are parking illegally” So says Janet Rennell-Smith, a local resident from nearby Westwood Road.
Lib Dem Councillor Lee Hunt, not missing an opportunity for a dig at the current Conservative Government, said “The city council is under huge pressure from the Conservative government to build 12,000 new units of accomodation in or city and that’s what we’re trying to acheive”
Typical blame game from the Lib Dems, sounds like our honorable councillor is saying “It’s not our fault, we were just following orders”
Tory Councillor, Terry Norton, was at least prepared to stand up to all that “pressure” and requested that the proposal be rejected.
This is typical of the local councils, in this area, who crumble and give in to the all powerful developers rather that standing firm and considering the needs of their constituents, the folks that voted them into office in the first place.
Our councillors should be forcing developers to provide adequate parking for any new development and to ensure that any such development does not exacerbate any existing issues.
Portsmouth is an island city so is cannot expand past its coastal border. Any development that provides an increase residential units will always add to the traffic and the need for parking. Portsmouth is already blighted by a lack of available parking. Many folks cannot park outside their own homes, typically ending up several streets away. Portsmoth council has also created further parking issues after closing roads in Southsea, supposedly to protect people exercising during the pandemic lockdown.
This new development will only aggravate an already fractious situaion.
When is the UK government going to wake up ?
It’s not Boris Johnsons fault that these folks are homeless. It’s not Priti Patels fault that they are trekking across europe.
But it is their fault that Britains stance is not strong enough to deter them from trying to cross the channel in an ever growing armada of boats that are not fit for purpose.
They know that we will look after them when they arrive on our beaches. This is wrong.
What they should know is that we will give them a bottle of water and a packet of sandwiches and that they will be put on a boat and transported back to France, or whichever country their ill conceived voyage started from.
These people should be put on a boat and returned to the coast of their departure. This could be done within 24 hours. Just return them to the beach from which they started their crossing.
When are european countries going shoulder some responsibility and take action to stem the tide ?
I like to consider myself quite laid back, liberal minded and definitely not racist, but I find myself becoming more and more angry when ever I watch the news.
The bleeding hearts on the media will tell you that these people are destitute, oppressed and fleeing from danger.
They are not.
They are crossing the channel from France, and other countries. These people may have come from war torn countries but they don’t stop travelling once they have arrived in a safe country. They carry on migrating through safe countries with one destination in mind, Great Britain.
They are not destitute, if the media is to be believed. They are paying way over the odds to criminals so they can cross the channel in small overloaded boats. I have seen £5000 as a figure, the fee they pay to criminal gangs. This is many times more expensive than crossing legally on a ferry or via the channel tunnel.
So why don’t they cross in the same way as you or I would do ?
They haven’t got a passports or a visa. You or I, trying to cross legally, would be turned back at the border ….. IN FRANCE. And don’t forget, most of them are not EU citizens either so they, even if they have retained their passports, do not have the same rights as EU citizens for cross border travel.
Lets also not forget the security issues associated with taking these people under our collective wings. These aren’t families making this crossing. Some are, and some are unaccompaied children who have been put in these boats and cast off with no thoughts to their continued safety. Who would send their children off into the unknown? Predominantly though, they are young men. Young men who have left their homes and families behind. I don’t doubt that some are truly fleeing from awful conditions. But not all. Many have their eye on the handouts that the UK is renowned for. I also believe that some of these young men have darker intent.
Isn’t anyone worried by the large numbers of fit young men that are crossing into our country ? How many of them are ISIS sleepers ? Men that could be slipping ino the UK with ill intent for our future.
It’s time our government gave some teeth to our security forces and let them turn the tide of this illicit trade and send a strong message across the world.
“You are not welcome”.