Welsh lockdown

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dudleybloke

16,348 posts

150 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Want to be treated like the English?

Start paying for prescriptions then!

Evanivitch

8,821 posts

86 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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dudleybloke said:
Want to be treated like the English?

Start paying for prescriptions then!
We paid for our single-use bags 4 years before you did laugh

Flooble

2,920 posts

64 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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There was a chap on here ("Trophy Husband" I think) who levelled against tourists long ago the invective mentioned in the article . I think he was actually laying into other Welsh people too from what I can recollect.

I am sure that all tourist areas are the same. People in Cumbria were moaning too I believe.

It's simply a symptom of the way the government managed the media to make everyone afraid of their neighbours.

dudleybloke

16,348 posts

150 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Evanivitch said:
dudleybloke said:
Want to be treated like the English?

Start paying for prescriptions then!
We paid for our single-use bags 4 years before you did laugh
Fair enough!
smile

Plymo

536 posts

53 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Drakeford loves his travel restrictions, although has recently admitted that people from "outside" are responsible for a negligible amount of covid cases.
Only 1/3 of wales isn't in a local lockdown, and Wales is the only part of the UK where it's currently a crime to leave your own county!
The tourist industry has been basically killed - the lockdown stuff lasted much longer so we missed out on the initial boom in UK travel, and with most of the populated areas and seaside towns illegal to visit since September, it doesn't look good.
And the few areas that are open, the tourists are being discouraged by all the nonsense from the Welsh government.

And of course, if all the "covid-secure" stuff works, then there's no risk from people travelling.
It really pisses me off - the focus is all wrong! They should concentrate on what people DO, not where they GO.

Some people here seem convinced that it's all the fault of the English, but areas with the worst cases like Rhondda Cynon Taf or Merthyr are hardly tourist hotspots!

J4CKO

33,426 posts

164 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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So when it ends, we go to tell them about this Covid thing ?

MG CHRIS

7,731 posts

131 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Again as a Welshmen living in wales actually in the area with the first local lockdown its all nonsense I don't see many people paying any attention to it. However there does seem to be a very nasty feel even between different boroughs with the recent cases rises. When north wales had a spike in july you had people in the south going the north needs to be in lockdown close the boarders then it swapped and the reverse happened. Caerphilly that went first was being mocked by people in rct/Cardiff which has now switched places as now Cardiff has risen and Caerphilly dropped.

Then we have dripford playing politics stocking up the nationalist rhetoric for his followers too lap up and spout off on social media. Its not a nice feeling here atm everyone is very tense and its starting to show in families and work places. The worse thing is its only the start of October we will have another 5 months of this im dreading it.
My only hope is my house purchase should be ready by end of month so atleast I can focus on that and pretty lucky work is pretty stable right now infact we had our best month last month.

Sophisticated Sarah

13,286 posts

133 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Evanivitch said:
Sophisticated Sarah said:
Like Scotland, the Welsh government have trickle-fed anti-English sentiment for a while. “Filthy English scum bring the virus to us!” is just one of the latest tactics which has resulted in increased idiots mouthing off. They’ll probably go for an independence vote at some point once they’ve riled up enough morons who believe them.
We've a few hundred years of good reason to resent the English. The somewhat unpopular Senedd doesn't really need to add anything to that.
Don’t know why, Edward gave us some incredible castles for future tourism hehe

abzmike

3,743 posts

70 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Going back to the original article I think Simon Calder has been a bit of a dick over the past few months, continuously spouting forth about how there should Ye travel restrictions and how travellers could and should get around them. I want a holiday as much as the next person but not been able to manage due to timing is available slots and destinations not under quarantine rules. However, his droning on any media that will have him has become wearing. No need for the aggro he’s apparently had on social media though.

Tony Starks

1,824 posts

176 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Evanivitch said:
Tony Starks said:
It's just the Welsh and their shoulder chip. For some reason they think they were treated worse than Aboriginal Peoples or Native Americans.
I mean it's not like the English tried to wipe out Welsh language and customs through legislation, rule the population through military might, or strip the land of mineral wealth...
As I'm not to up on this, when was this?

eharding

11,567 posts

248 months

Friday 9th October 2020
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Tony Starks said:
Evanivitch said:
Tony Starks said:
It's just the Welsh and their shoulder chip. For some reason they think they were treated worse than Aboriginal Peoples or Native Americans.
I mean it's not like the English tried to wipe out Welsh language and customs through legislation, rule the population through military might, or strip the land of mineral wealth...
As I'm not to up on this, when was this?
When we outlawed the use of long words without vowels and the quaint custom of shagging sheep, apparently.

Ridgemont

4,349 posts

95 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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eharding said:
Tony Starks said:
Evanivitch said:
Tony Starks said:
It's just the Welsh and their shoulder chip. For some reason they think they were treated worse than Aboriginal Peoples or Native Americans.
I mean it's not like the English tried to wipe out Welsh language and customs through legislation, rule the population through military might, or strip the land of mineral wealth...
As I'm not to up on this, when was this?
When we outlawed the use of long words without vowels and the quaint custom of shagging sheep, apparently.
I do love British history as reversed engineered by the small nats with their bucolic tale of a non existent Brythonic idyll. An idyll littered in the case of both Wales and Scotland with an almost psychotic level of fratricide.

It repeatedly elides awkward facts that the successors of the Plantagenets in 1485 heralded under the dragon banner led by a descendant of Ednyfed Fychan. But his son is the Merry Monarch who rough woo’ed Scotland and is the quintessential English apparently.

Speaking of the Scots.

120 odd years later the Stuart’s came a galloping down from Stirling. Fitzalan Norman Scots they had spent the previous 400 odd years marrying into various native families including the various Norse and Celtic dynasties till they poached the kingship of the Scots. And then spent a good 150 years working out how to unify the crowns, highly resisted by the English parliament who could spot the inherent problems in subsidising a problematic unitary estate where 1/10th if the population essentially lived in 50% of its mass.

And let’s not get on to the Hanoverians.

But bd English.



Edited by Ridgemont on Saturday 10th October 00:52


Edited by Ridgemont on Saturday 10th October 00:55

Birkin1932

769 posts

103 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Drakeford announced last night that Bangor in North Wales is being locked down tonight apparently 500 cases per 100k and they are reviewing Gwynedd county tonight.

I live on Anglesey, last week they had about 20 cases per 100k, what is the bet they close the local pubs and restaurants that are already on their knees for absolutely no reason other than political


Evanivitch

8,821 posts

86 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Birkin1932 said:
Drakeford announced last night that Bangor in North Wales is being locked down tonight apparently 500 cases per 100k and they are reviewing Gwynedd county tonight.

I live on Anglesey, last week they had about 20 cases per 100k, what is the bet they close the local pubs and restaurants that are already on their knees for absolutely no reason other than political
University town. The infection is likely quite low amongst the wider population. Do those numbers even exist?

anonymous-user

18 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Flooble said:
There was a chap on here ("Trophy Husband" I think) who levelled against tourists long ago the invective mentioned in the article . I think he was actually laying into other Welsh people too from what I can recollect.

I am sure that all tourist areas are the same. People in Cumbria were moaning too I believe.

It's simply a symptom of the way the government managed the media to make everyone afraid of their neighbours.
Same as Cornwall
They just want tourists to leave sacks of money at the Devon border.

Derek Smith

39,062 posts

212 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Sophisticated Sarah said:
Evanivitch said:
Sophisticated Sarah said:
Like Scotland, the Welsh government have trickle-fed anti-English sentiment for a while. “Filthy English scum bring the virus to us!” is just one of the latest tactics which has resulted in increased idiots mouthing off. They’ll probably go for an independence vote at some point once they’ve riled up enough morons who believe them.
We've a few hundred years of good reason to resent the English. The somewhat unpopular Senedd doesn't really need to add anything to that.
Don’t know why, Edward gave us some incredible castles for future tourism hehe
You should not joke about it. I think it should be treated with all the seriousness it deserves. Everyone alive now who was with Edward I when he invaded Wales should be punished, and that includes the Norse mates of his who supplied the manpower.

cuprabob

9,762 posts

178 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Sophisticated Sarah said:
Don’t know why, Edward gave us some incredible castles for future tourism hehe
...and even having the foresight to locate Cardiff Castle in the City Centre for convenience. smile

Stay in Bed Instead

22,362 posts

121 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Can I travel to Monmouth on business without fear of being thrown in a Welsh jail?


Wacky Racer

34,146 posts

211 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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The Welsh are not stupid.

Gareth Bale has been getting £600,000pw for sitting on his arse the last 12 months...smile

Tankrizzo

5,824 posts

157 months

Saturday 10th October 2020
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Don't confuse a bunch of pile-on spackers on social media with the general Welsh population. Most of us don't hate the English.

It's also only lunatics like Michael Sheen who bang the independence drum.