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    Malthus reacted to JoeDavola in The (Possibly Literal) Death of the High Street   
    You may be jesting (perhaps not), but the street where my parents live is doing just that.
    Middle class-ish street, most people seem furloughed at the moment, and they're having 8 hour long alcohol-fuelled street parties. (which wasn't something they ever did beforehand but it started cause they're all on this surprise holiday)
    They're the happiest they've ever been, it's party time. Nobody seems to even consider that they might not have a job to go back to after all this.
    They're treating it as if they've all suddenly won the lottery/gotten early retirement.
  2. Informative
    Malthus reacted to SillyBilly in The (Possibly Literal) Death of the High Street   
    With respect to that comment, furloughing is the kindest thing employers can do for their staff. Even if it is 90% likely they will lose their job. As it buys them time. Do staff on furlough wish their employer had kicked them out earlier and not used the gov scheme? The frustrating thing from my small business perspective is there is little (IME) responsibility being showed by furloughed persons to even consider, let account for their job maybe not existing in the near future. Furloughing has given businesses and employees time to prepare but a lot see it as a free holiday.
    I am furloughing another 3 for a second time Tuesday next week and in their letters I have made it explicitly as clear as I can that they should use furloughed time constructively to consider all options. As the company will have to review staff numbers in the wake of this crisis. Basically in HR talk I am saying "please apply for jobs elsewhere and don't use the time getting wankered in the garden". Not a single staff member in my place looks worried, have spent weeks at home on the piss and none will have even applied for another job I bet. Meanwhile by end of June I expect to be down c.£400k (top line) on where we were last year. Given we were significantly up on last year end of Q1 (even with end of March being shitty) I just can't understand the planet some people live on. 
  3. Lol
    Malthus reacted to JoeDavola in The (Possibly Literal) Death of the High Street   
    Because we love irony.
    So two religions with very minor differences spent 30 years shooting and blowing each other up, then when that was over we decided that we could let a bunch of folk from religions and cultures that are vastly different from the two that spent 30 years fighting over.
    And for extra irony points, the two with very minor differences still fight a bit. But not with the new folk. Cause that would be racist.
    Clown World.
  4. Agree
    Malthus got a reaction from JoeDavola in The (Possibly Literal) Death of the High Street   
    To be fair the last time I was in that post office it didn’t feel like I was in the UK 😜
  5. Agree
    Malthus reacted to Virgil Caine in The (Possibly Literal) Death of the High Street   
    Providing the businesses do not require massive amounts of investment in plant and equipment then they will reappear if there is sufficient demand for their goods and services post pandemic though maybe under different ownership. The ones that go permanently probably would not have survived a normal recession anyway.
  6. Lol
    Malthus got a reaction from Harley in Cummings for a lockout?   
    Imho Dom proved what a smart lad he is 
    He saw his work colleagues dropping like flies, the scientists were showing him pretty graphs with 100’s of thousand people dying in London, the NHS told him they would be overrun , the Met told them they could not hold the streets 
    When his wife got sick he chucked the family in the car and headed for the hills 
     I don’t blame him, when it turned out the information he based this on was exaggerated he either resigned or possibly came up with a fiction to cover his actions 
    All just my wanderings after a load of beer 👍
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    Malthus got a reaction from the gardener in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    NI reported 13 new cases and 1 death yesterday 
    1.7 million of us can’t go to the pub 
     
  8. Agree
    Malthus got a reaction from M S E Refugee in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    NI reported 13 new cases and 1 death yesterday 
    1.7 million of us can’t go to the pub 
     
  9. Agree
    Malthus got a reaction from LC1 in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    NI reported 13 new cases and 1 death yesterday 
    1.7 million of us can’t go to the pub 
     
  10. Agree
    Malthus got a reaction from ccc in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    NI reported 13 new cases and 1 death yesterday 
    1.7 million of us can’t go to the pub 
     
  11. Agree
    Malthus got a reaction from mooncat69 in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    NI reported 13 new cases and 1 death yesterday 
    1.7 million of us can’t go to the pub 
     
  12. Agree
    Malthus got a reaction from montecristo in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    NI reported 13 new cases and 1 death yesterday 
    1.7 million of us can’t go to the pub 
     
  13. Lol
    Malthus reacted to Sasquatch in Memories from the early days of the internet   
    This is the internet by the way

  14. Agree
    Malthus reacted to Harley in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    It would be nice if CV has demonstrated beyond doubt the need to do away with these administrative and incestuous carbuncles of national assemblies.
  15. Agree
    Malthus reacted to The XYY Man in How old are you?   
    These days I look in the mirror, and pray that those cracks are in the glass...
     
    XYY
     
  16. Agree
    Malthus reacted to GBDamo in Tony Blair Institute for Global Change   
    Dear potential investors in Tony Blairs latest ego wanking initiative,
     
    Don't, he's a cunt.
     
    Yours,
     
    The UK electorate.
  17. Agree
    Malthus reacted to deathfunk in Immigration   
    No problem with this. The quality of immigrant from Hong Kong is going to be much higher than Somalia or Afghanistan. Bravo!
    Ideally we could do a swap with CCP - they can have 5 million of our muslim hillbillies and we will gladly have 300,000+++ of their Hong Kongers.
  18. Agree
    Malthus reacted to Austin Allegro in Cummings for a lockout?   
    For years (since Blair or perhaps even Major) there appears to have been a cosy symbiotic relationship between the media, the civil service and the government. A sort of closed-loop system of people who mostly all know and agree with each other and who understand that certain topics are off limits and certain ideas are not to be countenanced.
    Then along comes some baldy, speccy trainspotterish bloke who isn't elected, didn't go to the 'right' schools and who has all sorts of dangerous ideas about reforming the civil service and leaving the EU. Not only that, but he doesn't play by the accepted rules of dealing with the press and does weird things like quote kids' cartoons to them and refuses to break down in tears despite three hours of interrogation.
     
  19. Agree
    Malthus reacted to ashestoashes in Cummings for a lockout?   
    the only thing he did wrong was not to make the 500 mile trip a sponsored trip for the NHS and carers
  20. Agree
    Malthus reacted to M S E Refugee in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    I understand peoples concerns about reopening shops and Pubs etc however I know this is anecdotal but I have been collecting Mail from small Post Offices and convenience stores with zero PPE throughout the Pandemic and I am not aware of any of the people of whom I interact with on my rounds that have caught the virus.
    Initially I was very concerned that I could be infected but I now feel quite lucky that I have worked through this pandemic and I can sympathise with the fear,anxiety and apprehension that many people will feel after being locked down for so long.
  21. Agree
    Malthus reacted to Fully Detached in Can they restart the economy....   
    Yes.
    We can restart as if nothing has happened. And then about 3 seconds later we will realise that something has happened, that this something is rather significant, and that the economy is rubber ducked. Which brings us neatly back to:
     
  22. Agree
    Malthus reacted to RJT1979 in Cummings for a lockout?   
    This whole witch hunt is ridiculous. If a lefty dunit we would have a brief mention in the press.
  23. Agree
    Malthus reacted to Red Debt Redemption in Pandemic coming? - Coronavirus April / May 2020 (Part 3)   
    Yes, closed down to standby
    54 treated London according to this:
    www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/london-nhs-nightingale-hospital-placed-on-standby
     
     
  24. Agree
    Malthus reacted to spunko in Cummings for a lockout?   
    What would be sweet is for all these disloyal Tories to be sacked tomorrow, and Cummings releases a statement shortly after that his son is autistic so childcare couldn't be arranged. According to some dubious internet sites I've read this is going to happen.. 
  25. Agree
    Malthus reacted to sarahbell in Cummings for a lockout?   
    Are they writing about themselves?
    If that's a genuine tweet they all need sacking