• Yeah. What's wrong with a black and white rule?

    Do you absolutely trust everyone in a group of more than 6? Really?

    I have a bridge for sale btw. Would you like to buy it?

  • Yeah. What's wrong with a black and white rule?

    Well, like I said, I think that removing the opportunity for people to use their own judgement is a problem. Also the arbitrary number leads to ridiculous, unworkable and difficult to defend situations. Priti has said that if two families bump into each other in the street and the group is bigger than six they should not stop to chat because that would be illegal, so they should ignore each other. And we're supposed to grass them up. That's patently ridiculous.

    There's a strong argument that the Government are placing blame on individuals in an attempt to deflect the blame from themselves and all the people they allowed to die by going into lockdown too late and being a shambolic, disorganised mess of a government which couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, never mind an effective test and trace system.

    It's exactly the same trick Patel uses to make us angry about refugees risking their lives by crossing the Channel, or the largely overblown spectre of fraudulent benefit claimants - blame the individuals and turn people against each other and we just might be able to gloss over the fact that we're careerist donkeys who would sooner push granny under the bus than take responsibility for the actions of our government.

    Sorry - I know you're coming at this from a public health perspective. But there's no getting away from the fact that this law was a political decision by an inept, failing government 'led' by an absentee Prime Minister.

    Do you absolutely trust everyone in a group of more than 6? Really?

    Nope. But I think that laws which are seen as daft are more likely to be ignored and less likely to be enforced. I have seen plenty of groups of more than six in parks in Hackney since Monday and zero enforcement.

  • There's a strong argument that the Government are placing blame on individuals in an attempt to deflect the blame from themselves and all the people they allowed to die by going into lockdown too late and being a shambolic, disorganised mess of a government which couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, never mind an effective test and trace system.

    Totally agree

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