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3 hours ago, Zacko said:

I'm similar to you, Matt. It's just grim to think about the next election and how the Tories will probably walk it. 

Australia was an option for me, but as I'm 30 in a few months I'd have to apply for the Visa very soon and move there before next July (as I think you get a year to enter the country). Not sure I'm quite at the stage where I want to definitely move, so it's tricky.

Somewhere in Europe like Berlin would have been fantastic but unfortunately a large part of the country voted to rip that away from us for no reason. 

I am by no means saying it’s a better place - in fact it has some problems that are worse than the U.K - but with my job, moving to America (at least for a year) is an option. 
 

America has its own problems but I really feel like the future of the U.K. just seems so restricted, bleak, and funnelled. It really feels like there are some senior members in politics that really miss when the poor were in workhouses and social mobility didn’t exist.

America, whilst still being pay to win, is more socially mobile than the U.K. the U.K is regressing back to that awful state where everyone should know their place. What’s worse is the British people are voting it in.

What is our obsession with Etonian accents and licking their boots. Why is it that we’d literally empty our wallets for someone with a posh accent. I really can’t stand it. People are so subservient to the tories here it hurts.

Imo I think I need to escape off to a very liberal, highly educated state, for a year to get this Tory mess out my head. I’m thinking Massachusetts.

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Just now, Simsy said:

Presumably "data not dates" means data for the whole of England. There don't seem to be any plans to go back to local restrictions.

You would be correct. The government want us to move as one country which I understand as it’s easier to manage this way. 

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I'm really not sure I buy the idea that the roadmap was put in place for the sake of the local elections and then is going to get pulled back after the Tories win. Mainly because no fucker votes in them, or next to no one (I do!). But people who aren't engaged in politics really won't pay them any attention and are hardly going to march down and vote Tory based on the roadmap if they weren't already. I don't think it's as big an issue as some think. If it was general election then maybe, but turnouts for last local election were abysmal.

The popular opinion fallout from setting out the roadmap and then pulling it would be far worse than any benefit that could be gained in the local elections, which I think will be tiny.

 

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2 hours ago, Supernintendo Chalmers said:

Now this would make a great thread, even before having the vaccine.

"How many have you had"? 

Reckon there's one or two who might get close to a full house.

I reckon I've had around 60% at Glastonbury alone!

I’ve had 35. Had to Google Arthropod. 

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30 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

You would be correct. The government want us to move as one country which I understand as it’s easier to manage this way. 

It’s much fairer too! I was annoyed last year that my mates in Oxford were still in the pub when ours were shuttered! 😂

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9 minutes ago, stuie said:

It’s much fairer too! I was annoyed last year that my mates in Oxford were still in the pub when ours were shuttered! 😂

I agree, it’s much fairer this way and I’m in an area that generally has low rates. 

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37 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

It looks like the roadmap is working with no big uptick in cases from schools reopening yet so that goes to show what we are doing is working and we should be on course to open more on the upcoming steps.

I'd concur.  The steady fall in case rates appears to have tailed off and we're seeing some slight rises in some areas, including Mendip, but that's to be expected with the massive uptick in tests.  Overall % Positivity is still around 0.5% or lower, which puts us about on a par with July/August 2020.

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58 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

Imo I think I need to escape off to a very liberal, highly educated state, for a year to get this Tory mess out my head. I’m thinking Massachusetts.

I'm pretty sure California went Democrat (well, someone had to!).

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