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Clap for Carers is back...
« on: January 06, 2021, 02:27:09 PM »
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Clap for Carers is to return under a new name of Clap for Heroes, the initiative's founder has said.

The weekly applause for front-line NHS staff and other key workers ran for 10 weeks during the UK's first coronavirus lockdown last spring.

Founder Annemarie Plas tweeted that it would return at 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

Ms Plas said she hoped the initiative would "lift the spirit of all of us" including "all who are pushing through this difficult time"...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55561108

https://twitter.com/AnnemariePlas/status/1346767248971718656

Not sure why Plas has changed her mind from May. I am concerned how it appears to be up to one person whether this is done or not, and I think the clap was actually quite divisive as it was an excuse for finger-pointing at those who didn't take part. A lot of people who feel anxious going outside when lots of people are there will feel they have to take part.

It's not great for key workers who have returned after a 12 hour shift and want to sleep, night shift workers and pets. It also encourages people to gather closely together outside hospitals or on Westminster Bridge. Given how this new strain spreads more easily, Plas is putting lives at risk with her tweet.

Quite liked this tweet in response: https://twitter.com/Joshua4Workers/status/1259061238434197504

Just seen her tweet from Christmas. She can't stop, can she

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Come join this Christmas Eve 6pm to “Ring a Bell for Christmas” an idea launched by Mary Beggs-Reid and backed by @togethercoaltion.
At 6pm, on our doorsteps to ring bells chat, applaud or say Merry Christmas Bell

Maybe she just wants more attention.

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 02:28:14 PM »
Good god that is shameless. It's as if they are just pure laughing at us.

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 02:30:04 PM »
Out of all the tweets in reply, I counted one in support. Still, I expect my neighbours will do it so I'll have to do it as well, no matter how tired I am.

Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 02:31:36 PM »
Don't be coy Annemarie, call it Clap For Annemarie Plas (featuring Boris Johnson)

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 02:41:11 PM »
It's a great way to take the focus off how badly the government have handled this, starting this divisive crap up again. Newspaper editors can fill pages with "The return of the clap" and photos of people clapping on their front doorsteps. The grifters on twitter can distract people by saying how clap for carers promotes "woke britain" or taking the other side and saying it should be illegal not to join in the crap.

Boris Johnson must be very happy.

Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 03:03:23 PM »
please no

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 03:05:06 PM »
It'll be too dark and cold, no cunt's going to bother.

Might set a speaker up with a recording of me clapping and run it 24/7

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 03:31:11 PM »
Who the fuck made this cunt Director of Clapping?

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2021, 03:33:29 PM »
I'll be out to do a slow clap and hold my mouth in a kind of wavy shape.

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2021, 03:39:25 PM »
Clap a Cursory Cosmetic Curtsy for Collateral Casualties of Complicit Counterproductive Conservative Covid Criminals

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2021, 03:43:34 PM »
oh yes jolly well done good shift at the care mines but I hope you never bally well voted Labour otherwise I'd have to discount your piggin' intentions criticising the government now wouldn't I?

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2021, 04:50:32 PM »
I think carers have it hard enough at the moment, and it really isn't fair of me to give them the clap, no matter how much I enjoy it.

Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2021, 05:15:22 PM »
Quite enjoyed reading 2,100 people all telling her to get fucked.

To pretend that things are even remotely similar to where we were in March shows an astonishing lack of awareness and understanding. If you weren't already furloughed or working from home before Christmas, you almost certainly won't be now either.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2021, 05:29:18 PM »

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 06:05:05 PM »
Quite enjoyed these in the original lockdown but this can get to fuck.

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2021, 06:29:17 PM »
Out of all the tweets in reply, I counted one in support. Still, I expect my neighbours will do it so I'll have to do it as well, no matter how tired I am.

What sort of neighbours have you got then? When mine were all clapping last time I never even went outside. Never got challenged about it, and there would have been an earful directed at anyone who had.

I'm a bit tempted to put anti-clapping slogans in my windows.

INSTEAD OF CLAPPING - PAY THEM A DECENT WAGE[1]
 1. slogan needs work

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2021, 07:14:41 PM »
Good god that is shameless. It's as if they are just pure laughing at us.

Yes

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2021, 08:18:41 PM »
Some people just relish the excuse to make a big stupid noise.

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2021, 08:50:23 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2021, 08:59:08 PM »
in pog form

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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2021, 09:14:52 PM »
Out of all the tweets in reply, I counted one in support. Still, I expect my neighbours will do it so I'll have to do it as well, no matter how tired I am.

It's exactly because of this sort of thinking that the holocaust was allowed to happen.

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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2021, 09:16:22 PM »
Pogrom for our carers.

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2021, 09:53:47 PM »
When will we Clap For the CarEErs we've all lost?[1]
 1. not me I'm working from home

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2021, 11:10:10 PM »

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2021, 07:03:57 AM »
Absolutely hate carers.

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2021, 08:10:02 AM »
https://www.thecreativeclinic.com/our-work/clap-for-our-carers/

Imagine if they put all those resources into campaigning for better PPE and a pay rise for frontline staff.

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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2021, 08:35:48 AM »
My local paper has decided to help highlight Clap for Carers/Heroes. Most told the local paper on Facebook they wouldn't be doing it, but it looks like at least two will:

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.. “I will be very happy to clap for carers. To spend a few minutes thinking about those who are working so hard under so much pressure is good. Hopefully stops me from being cynical or self-centred and if it encourages just one of them it is worth it.”

...“What a nice idea to do it all over again. Just showing appreciation at our door step. You could see how much it meant to those who have been working so hard through this tough time. I will clap even if people won’t because it’s the small tings that make a huge difference to those who deserve it.”...

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18992080.clap-carers-returns-tonight-new-name---will-join/

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Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2021, 09:59:45 AM »
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'To spend a few minutes thinking about those who are working so hard under so much pressure is good. Hopefully stops me from being cynical or self-centred and if it encourages just one of them it is worth it.'

Right, so you'll spend a FEW minutes... and it stops you from being cynical, but it's not about you, it's about the heroes and key workers, but of course, only some people working count under that, not delivery drivers or engineers, very good for morale, isn't it? And you want to encourage them, as though they aren't working hard enough... and that's not even the whole quote, GOD THIS IS A STUPID IDEA, ISN't IT?!

Re: Clap for Carers is back...
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2021, 10:14:30 AM »
"Doctor, I'm having negative thoughts. They are really affecting my mood. I feel cynical and selfish."

"Have you tried clapping for our lazy carers? But only on Thursdays at 8pm for a maximum of ten minutes."

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