Brexit, for once some facts.

sjpt

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Wasn't Boris going to build a bridge? ;)

Last time he set out to build a bridge, in London, we ended up with a cable car! Crossing the Irish Sea in a cable car would be quite an experience. o_O
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I thought the bridge was going to be from Scotland, so before it's built it probably won't be GB anyway.
 
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Barry Shittpeas

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So face covering is going to be mandatory in shops after 24/07/2020 with a £100 on the spot fine for non compliance. A bit like forcing you to put on a rubber Johnny after you have blown your jiz.

Why didn’t they just sell face covering as an act that you can do to protect your fellow citizens? That would have gained more support than threatening to fine people. Wankers have got it wrong again.
 
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Barry Shittpeas

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Because some people are so selfish, they don't even put their litter in a bin.
True, and us Brits defecate into our empty chip wrappers on public beaches and leave it there, but I’m not sure people understand face covering / masks. There has been so much mixed messaging and confusion from government, nobody is sure anymore. I think if it was made clear that wearing a mask protects the person stood next to you, the social pressure would work better than a fine. Somehow people respond better to helping someone else rather than trying to avoid a fine.
 
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True, and us Brits defecate into our empty chip wrappers on public beaches and leave it there, but I’m not sure people understand face covering / masks. There has been so much mixed messaging and confusion from government, nobody is sure anymore. I think if it was made clear that wearing a mask protects the person stood next to you, the social pressure would work better than a fine. Somehow people respond better to helping someone else rather than trying to avoid a fine.
You'd think they would use dog poo bags.
 
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So face covering is going to be mandatory in shops after 24/07/2020 with a £100 on the spot fine for non compliance.
I wish them luck with that. People are supposed to be wearing face masks on buses but as I've seen here and was also reported on the news, they are refusing to. That has surprised me since I thought the drivers wouldn't allow them on board without one. Trouble is of course that for viral safety we have centre door entry on buses in London so they aren't entering next to the driver now, meaning they have little control.

As for the supermarkets, I expect the staff to rebel since apart from the checkouts few of them are wearing masks. Last Tuesday I was chatting with two young shelf stackers in Waitrose, neither with masks and one close and very much face to face with me. I can't see them wearing masks doing that intensive job non stop.
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Barry Shittpeas

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I wish them luck with that. People are supposed to be wearing face masks on buses but as I've seen here and was also reported on the news, they are refusing to. That has surprised me since I thought the drivers wouldn't allow them on board without one. Trouble is of course that for viral safety we have centre door entry on buses in London so they aren't entering next to the driver now, meaning they have little control.

As for the supermarkets, I expect the staff to rebel since apart from the checkouts few of them are wearing masks. Last Tuesday I was chatting with two young shelf stackers in Waitrose, neither with masks and one close and very much face to face with me. I can't see them wearing masks doing that intensive job non stop.
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The trouble is, they have left it to bus drivers, and now shop keepers to police the situation and challenge rule breakers. That is very unfair because these people are going to get abuse from people not complying. If the government are going to introduce such measures, they should work out how to enforce it and not dump the task on some poor low paid worker to take the flack.
 

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That has surprised me since I thought the drivers wouldn't allow them on board without one.
The trouble is, they have left it to bus drivers, and now shop keepers to police the situation and challenge rule breakers. That is very unfair because these people are going to get abuse from people not complying. If the government are going to introduce such measures, they should work out how to enforce it and not dump the task on some poor low paid worker to take the flack.
As we saw a few days ago with the unfortunate French bus driver who tried to enforce the rules.
Overall the French aren't much better or worse than us at following rules. (better at following no litter rules)
 

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