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Bromley_GFC

Vital Squad Member
#2
NHS staff deserve our support with more equipment provided I don't think a clap makes any difference. I actually found it a bit cringeworthy & agree with the point you're making seeing it on the news.

Obviously there are good people that clap and want the best for NHS workers - just a feeling that quite a few clapping are just patting themselves on the back really, self congratulating themselves at how caring they are.

If we really care as a society for our emergency services we need to fully equip them all of the time not just in a time of crisis. The Police force numbers for example have been reduced massively under a Tory government yet they've come out and said how grateful they are for the key workers, bit sickening to be honest.
 

Gills 58

Vital 1st Team Regular
#3
Even Channel 4 News for whom I have the highest respect joined in this farce.
Remember all that guff about Lady Di, how much the public appreciated and loved her yet directly/indirectly caused her death? Now avariciously reading shite about her youngest son and his wife.

I'd like to see how the general public treat our essential workers in a few years time after this crisis is over. Back to normal I suggest.

Hope I'm wrong.
 

Jerryattrick

Vital 1st Team Regular
#5
NHS staff deserve our support with more equipment provided I don't think a clap makes any difference. I actually found it a bit cringeworthy & agree with the point you're making seeing it on the news.

Obviously there are good people that clap and want the best for NHS workers - just a feeling that quite a few clapping are just patting themselves on the back really, self congratulating themselves at how caring they are.

If we really care as a society for our emergency services we need to fully equip them all of the time not just in a time of crisis. The Police force numbers for example have been reduced massively under a Tory government yet they've come out and said how grateful they are for the key workers, bit sickening to be honest.
Thought it was just me lol.
Supply adequate equipment, provide extensive testing and stop all non essential movement or clapping - hard decision ffs.
 

Gills 58

Vital 1st Team Regular
#6
I'm getting sick of these futile gestures,as you may have gathered. What f###i g use is clapping. If you really aporeciate these people then do something that actually helps them such as get protective equipment to them.
 

valenciagill

Vital 1st Team Regular
#8
Why shouldn't people clap our workers ?
I for one will remain eternally grateful to our NHS , Police , Millitary , logistics and everyone else who will keep our country functioning through these difficult times.
 

chris who

Vital 1st Team Regular
#9
I'm getting sick of these futile gestures,as you may have gathered. What f###i g use is clapping. If you really aporeciate these people then do something that actually helps them such as get protective equipment to them.
Well I work in medical supplies I can't work as I can't get tested.Things are tough across the system understandably every country in Europe and beyond wants every single item that is produced.We have just stuck two fingers up at Europe and guess where a lot of our goods have to come from?There are of course non European manufacturers USA and China yea right that sounds like they would be only too keen .We made our choice months ago without thinking this sort of thing was possible. The fact is you never know when you will need the person standing near to you .Or in countries case you never know when you need countries around you .
 

Jerryattrick

Vital 1st Team Regular
#11
Why shouldn't people clap our workers ?
I for one will remain eternally grateful to our NHS , Police , Millitary , logistics and everyone else who will keep our country functioning through these difficult times.
Its the fact that this is organised government trivia when they are not doing an adequate job of protecting the nhs staff and country. I believe we all support those you mention.
 

Bromley_GFC

Vital Squad Member
#13
I probably didn't get my point across well enough in my first post as if people want to show appreciation for the NHS and clap them then that's a positive thing and harmless really my beef is more with the government who have dictated this pretty empty clapping gesture, in comparison to fully equipping staff, higher wages etc. for the amazing work emergency service staff do literally day in day out not just for the corona crisis !

It's sad that the government can sit back not invest in public services, then when this country really has it's back to the wall and we desperately need to use NHS staff a minutes silence seems to be enough and "Boris is a ledge" if only more people knew the full picture.

For the record I think with this corona situation Boris Johnson isn't doing a bad job in the circumstances and it would be very tough for an Primeminister. However, the Conservative party claiming to care so deeply about public service workers is laughable.
 

Trev_GFC

Vital Squad Member
#14
I can’t stand it at football but got out onto the balcony this evening. It won’t lead to any extra equipment, Of course it won’t! I didn’t go to my Grandparents’ funeral thinking “this’ll help bring him back”, or “this’ll help find a cure for cancer”.

They’re looking at field hospitals due to the sudden surge of people being admitted to hospital due to a ludicrously contagious pandemic. I’ll give the Govt/NHS a bit of slack if they don’t have enough equipment to match this demand.
 

Archiepoptart

Vital Squad Member
#17
From what I can see from the other side of the globe is that Boris is having to play catch-up.
He dropped the ball with the herd immunity policy.
Whoever is doing the advising has got him on the right track at last.
 

Wayne.Kerr

Vital Champions League
#18
It's not about lack of equipment , or your hatred of Boris/Tories/Trump.
It's about normal folk showing solidarity.
Some of you are sounding nasty .
The same fucking folk who engaged in panic buying and deprived NHS workers when they got off shift to find empty shelves; the same fucking folk who queued at supermarkets with their kids to stuff trolleys - they weren't two metres apart - and one infected person could easily pass on germs to two and a half people that in a week could be 400 or so and the same fucking folk who invaded parks and beaches and organised cycle races. And any of them dare to salute the NHS when their actions could lead to the deaths of some including NHS workers. We have every right to sound nasty because of those selfish bastards who jump on the clapping bandwagon.