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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2020, 05:18:45 PM »
So how fucked is Johnson after this? It'll be hard to spin it, he could've cancelled Christmas way before this but chickened out.

Can't help wondering if the decision was taken already but he's delayed the announcement until after Parliament is out so as to avoid scrutiny.

They really want to push the idea that this is entirely because of the scary new fast-spreading strain rather than because their measures up to now have been fucking useless, don't they?

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2020, 05:24:46 PM »
The thing that I'm most shocked by is that Robbie Williams lied to us all in Tier 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4BTaYbsX-s

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2020, 05:27:06 PM »
My sister narrowly missed going into Tier 3 (she lives north of London), but I now think she is in Tier 4.

This was my situation in north Hertfordshire, but yes, we are definitely Tier 4 now.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2020, 05:27:58 PM »
Not very clearly announced was it. At the moment:

Guardian says:
The area affected includes all of London and much of the south and east of England, including Kent, most of Essex, most of Surrey, as well Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, parts of Bedfordshire, Gosport, Portsmouth and Peterborough.

Independent says:
Tier 4 restrictions will apply in all Tier 3 areas in the south east, covering Kent, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey (excluding Waverley), Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings.
It will also apply in London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London) and the East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring).

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2020, 05:31:03 PM »
They really want to push the idea that this is entirely because of the scary new fast-spreading strain rather than because their measures up to now have been fucking useless, don't they?

I think they were happy to take a certain level of hit (i.e. the people they govern dying unnecessarily) because they knew that allowing Christmas would in itself buy them some goodwill and hopefully give people enough of a lift and the stomach for the planned January lockdown.

It seems that Blodpan 2.0 really did catch them out so it's now the worst of both worlds for them, and us.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2020, 05:38:28 PM »
The government "find out which tier you are in" website has still not been updated. I know which tier where I live would be in from the newspaper reports but you think they would update their own information. I guess it's so they can blame the public.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2020, 05:38:48 PM »
Pisstake. I wouldn't have done any travelling anyway but plenty of people will have booked stuff and are now in the lurch.

Almost as if the government know shitloads of people will flout it isn't it?

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2020, 05:41:55 PM »
Tier 1000, constructed of a mimetic poly-alloy

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2020, 05:43:43 PM »
Great, so I am in tier 2 but mum and bro will be in tier 4 - already spent loads of money on food and they haven’t got anything in as it’s all my treat on the day, so I‘m going to have to ignore this “law”, somehow I don’t think I’ll be the only one

Reading this post, it occurs to me the supermarkets are probably going to be even busier over the next few days as people who were planning to visit relatives and now can't will be desperately trying to make sure they've got enough food in for Christmas.

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2020, 05:44:41 PM »
So how fucked is Johnson after this? It'll be hard to spin it, he could've cancelled Christmas way before this but chickened out.

Not at all.  Short memories.  Brexit.  Wanton cruelty.  People will blame anything but the government.  I'd love to be wrong.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2020, 05:51:01 PM »
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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2020, 07:01:44 PM »
Tiers of a clown.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2020, 07:41:23 PM »
From tier to eternity

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2020, 07:51:30 PM »
R.I.P. and Tier

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2020, 07:54:21 PM »
I can't listen to Johnson any more and it wasn't in the summaries I found, so was there any mention of what the students who were told to go home for Xmas are doing afterwards? Staying in their Tier 4 parents' homes or heading back to spread it around the country again?

I wish I didn't already know the answer...

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« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2020, 07:57:13 PM »
Working at a Uni I thought of that as well.

I think the Tier level has to be revisited on the 30th, but it’s clearly not going down any time soon. It’s probably safe to say the government hasn’t even got around to thinking about this.

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2020, 07:57:28 PM »
Tier and Loathing and Lost Wages

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« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2020, 07:59:15 PM »
Tier 4 the Tillerman

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2020, 08:09:03 PM »
I work in research but our uni was still fully expecting students to return for face-to-face teaching next term according to an email 2 days ago.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2020, 08:11:36 PM »
From a government website about Tier 4 and schools and universities.

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Schools and colleges will remain open during term time in Tier 4 areas. The Government will continue to prioritise the wellbeing and long-term futures of our young people. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and help working parents and guardians. Senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be, and so they should continue to go to school during term time.

My uni is now in Tier 4. Does the government expect students in Tier 1 areas to travel back here in January?

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2020, 08:18:05 PM »
Surrey but not Waverly? What's special about Waverly? Who's their MP?

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2020, 08:26:57 PM »
Surrey but not Waverly? What's special about Waverly? Who's their MP?
Jeremy Hunt. It is the poshest bit, but also the most rural and the furthest from London. Seems a little bit suspicious, although the figures there are a lot lower than in fucking Woking.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2020, 08:42:59 PM »
Meltdown.

There was a meeting I was party to, where they congratulated everyone for an amazing year of hard work "despite the obvious bad position we find ourselves in now"... Push and pull. Push and pull.

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2020, 08:43:57 PM »
Any chance you can take a nucular weapon to the next one?

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2020, 08:57:46 PM »
Any chance you can take a nucular weapon to the next one?

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2020, 09:47:22 PM »
Surrey but not Waverly? What's special about Waverly? Who's their MP?

My bro and my mum both live there. MP is Jeremy Hunt, I think.

Edit : beaten to it.

Re: Tier Four
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2020, 09:57:55 PM »
Tiers 4 Fears.

I’m in Herts and can’t say I’m surprised how much numbers are spiking, the last lockdown may as well have not existed round here. A daily depression was cycling back from work and seeing all the maskless London commuters mingling in town centre.

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« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2020, 10:13:14 PM »

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Re: Tier Four
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2020, 10:19:59 PM »
Meanwhile we're allowed to go zooming around the country till January 6th even though cases are on the rise, in a move that will surely have no negative consequences whatsoever ÉIRE ABÚÚÚÚ

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