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  1. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    In a parallel universe, that is not this one, where opportunities are available and and I have the luxury to fight for rights, and independent means, no I wouldn’t fancy it . However in the present day where unemployment is hitting 15-20 percent and its the only paying work available yes, I would fancy it - if thats all there is to pit food on the table.
  2. ssiri

    How is Megan doing so far?

    in rent a royal Hollywood, of course- that s a far cry from a privileged royal existence. We’ll see how long as a Royal, vulgar commercial activity ‘cuckolds’ him, shall we?
  3. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Thats great, and true. Except the bit about paying up to £3 extra. Consummers wont. Profiteers will do what they can to preserve existing profits and keep a strong hold on the market. This could mean: 1) The cost transferred to the customer will be a lot more than £3, and they will decide if its a price they want to pay. Most indications show that the UK customer wants quality at very low prices, its been the way for over 20 years now, the customer isn’t going to go back on that. Its not a captive market like in Aus. 2) If customers don’t want to pay it, the sellers will either go back to sourcing labour from elsewhere, or moving production to somewhere cheaper (outside the UK, assuming its cheap to import back in to the UK). 3) If the customer wants lower prices, but avenues to produce cheaply don’t exist in the UK/are stifled the sellers will sell different products, limiting choice not the costly ones, or market fresh fruit as a niche luxury product, available only to those who can and are willing to pay high prices for it. 4) The penultimate point means that consumer choice for the public at large has been limited or access to healthy produce restricted, which in the long run is not good for the UK. 5) Equally competition could mean that cheap imported products compete with the more expensive local produce, naturally making local produce niche, again stifling consumer choice, or stifling local production if local sellers can’t sustain a niche market - again a poor outcome for the UK consumer and economy. What needs to happen is a cut down on slave labour and conditions for sure, but that is a different question from having cheap labour, that is legal and safe.
  4. ssiri

    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Happy St George’s Day, btw
  5. ssiri

    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    That is a misrepresentation. Actually, they reported verifiable statistics and facts, and the Government is investigating because it has public health implications in such extraordinary times, because these are key workers and 1) Spread needs to be contained 2) The Government needs its key workers to be healthy and alive. The majority of the health workers, bus drivers, security staff, shelf stackers affected are of BAME origin. Equally those affected disproportionately could all have been white and come the East end. It doesn’t matter. The Government, NHS and press are doing their job in a manner that is colour blind- following the evidence. And so they should, ignoring groups that are disproportionately affected only means that it allows the spread to everyone and cripples its containment efforts.
  6. ssiri

    Day to Day Diary of Coronavirus/Covid-19 2020

    Sky has a section in the news where they show a board of the deaths of key workers, its overwhelmingly BAME in make up. Yet these are the facts, and they are being reported even, in the pro- status quo Murdoch media. Yet the cognitive dissonance is too much for some, where facts and reality mean that even Murdoch can’t spin a status quo yarn, unless one is in America where it looks like someone laced the food with LSD -it’s getting beyond trippy, over there!
  7. The same could be said about us, albeit blood shed may not be involved, within the UK (Scottish Independence), and our ‘jibes’ about Germans, French etc (Jerry’s, driving tanks backward, surrender monkeys etc), which is the latest incarnation of our own centuries old rivalries. Besides the nationstate construct of India, (even before partition into Pakistan and Bangladesh was required ) is purely an administrative and commercial invention of the British Empire. As I assume you well know, no such state was recognised by the many 100s of Hindu and Muslim mogul emperors of the actual nation states, which make up what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. On the back of that we have the principle of divide and rule, which was a staple of the Empire also, to exploit coexisting Moguls and start rivalries to bring the British administrative construct of India i into being. Have been watching an insightful documentary on the history channel, called Fall of the Empire, filmed in the 80’s or earlier, so not with a 21st century lens. Whether we like it or not the UK, the commonwealth is tied together for better or ill by the historical and now mythical British Empire.
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    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Meanwhile some ‘entertainment’, if what was actually going on wasn’t a tragic travesty
  9. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Noneof this is unreasonable as a premise/starting point so I think there is a lot more to come, that we need to brace ourselves for generally alongside Covid-19
  10. I know we are not staying, my question was in the context of a collapse of the EU, not Brexit, especially now.
  11. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Well in Covid-19 times that sounds very much like a conspiracy. No one is getting ‘full wage’ right now. After this is all over look forward to infrastructure projects, higher taxes and a complete rejig of economies world wide. Similar to post WW2, immediately after. We will be in Global Austerity for a while - and Im not saying this because I think its a brilliant idea, but because that is the nature of recession/depression not to far off the first 45 years of the last century.
  12. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    I cant recall listing Fox, an American broadcast channel as a credible source. I never watch them. I believe I limited my credible news sources to British broadcast ones (Sky UK, BBC - I don’t get ITV or C4 on Aus).
  13. Understanding implications of trade blocks collapsing requires insight and forethought. Given that, what do you think are the chances of the implications being understood, let alone avoided?
  14. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Interesting - so why did they turn away the volunteers? Im guessing they were not up to snuff or had unrealistic demands? I don’t see farmers turning away labour lightly, when they have fast rotting produce that needs picking. Nor have they complained about the Government being slow to act with reference to these volunteers. This indicates to me, it’s still an issue with volunteers.
  15. I think it was less to do with lack of shared values and more like tyranny of the majority. Even during British rule there had been enough pogroms against muslims, then reprisal attacks etc. and so it went, long before Jinnah was on the scene. That hasn’t changed in India - cant blame the minority from wanting to not willingly offer its self up to have its head on the chopping block of ultra nationalist prejudice. Even now ultra nationalists that is, Hindu parties are blaming Corona on muslims - the conspiracy is Muslims manufactured it and released it, as a plot against Hindus. So you imagine the carnage, and not just by the virus.
  16. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    If the news source was facebook, twitter, the dark web and non-descript hobby horse websites then yes, I’d be inclined to think it was fake news too. However, from what I saw, Sky sent reporters to the warehouse and interviewed people. Besides UK, TV news has stricter standards and requirements for burden of proof, so I trust them to above fake news, irrespective of political leaning, which is why I still watch British TV news - the quality is unrivalled.
  17. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Yes, I’d imagine they aren’t happy in Turkey, but based on another Sky News report and UK broadsheets, there are warehouses of PPE full to the brim in the UK, but they’ve been procured by other countries, and the UK didn’t procure them first. So being shipped abroad. That is, commerce and supply chain orders globally are still operating on a first come first served basis, and obviously there is massive demand. I don’t think any legislation is preventing this. That is special legislation to commandeer ones one stocks. I guess if that happened, mass manufacturers, in places like Asia could do the same, if they haven’t already - which would likely exacerbated things. Also some UK manufacturers are changing operations to cater for PPE
  18. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    As other posters in here have said previously, there are generations in Britain, who have done f*ck-all, are very entitled and want everything served up on a plate. Please note this is not just the young. We allegedly wanted our country back so we could have Brits employed. The whipping boy/excuse was low wages and still I’d imagine is. One would think that some wage/more of a wage vs no wage/just the dole would be something people would welcome with open arms right now. Yet here we are. Locals are turning their nose up at it. Makes me think its less to do with the (clearly an excuse) gripe about wage and more to do with the lazy and entitled wanting to do proper labour. So yes, those ‘Europeans’ are back, even in such extraordinary circumstances as are currently befalling the country and its economy. Sad really.
  19. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    This is true
  20. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Yes, I’d hope so. Those leaders prone to theatrics too.
  21. I can’t think of a more apt analogy. Also its not just America that will be affected, but the rest if us globally, which is what worries me. The orange viruses latest clampdown on immigrants/migrants in the process in the US, has left the sister of a friend of mine in an uncertain position. She is a downs-syndrome child and her application was ‘in process’ when the latest announcement came. They are all in the US, the rest of them (mother and other two siblings), are all ok, they are now citizens, but their vulnerable and sick sisters application has for her ‘health reasons’ bern pro-longed. Never mind that her family can pay for her healthcare for the rest of her life, 10 times over!
  22. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    Why don’t you start your own thread, you could even call it, oh I don’t know C2A’s China Bashing thread. It is off-off topic on here, so should really be moved to its own thread, *mods*
  23. ssiri

    Off Topic Coronavirus 2020

    I think we all deserve a good bashing after this calms down, especially if we all go back to the business as usual status quo, to include the it was ‘them wot started it first’ finger pointing. If as nation states this hadn’t taught us all to learn from our mistakes and move forward to better improve our approach internationally when the next pandemic hit, rather than an endless game if distraction with finger pointing.
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    Corona Virus

    It’s a turn up for the books, but very welcome.
  25. ssiri

    Corona Virus

    This assumes Boris understands the concept of learning lessons, rather than reverting to blustery type - which the UK doesn’t need right now. One can hope.It may happen.
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