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20 minutes ago, pete675 said:

 

Propaganda.

 

I only rarely read the Telegraph, but I've noticed that there's been a definitive shift from the old 'Torygraph' towards a globalist, NWO narrative. The Guardian has done the same from the other direction. Your choice in the print media - you have no choice.

 

Definitely seems fishy.

 

Where I live plenty of people think this corona crap is bollocks, but I can't speak for people everywhere. I know some here think society is a lost cause, but there are pockets of sanity, although it might differ based on location and demographics. There are still plenty of people where I live that don't wear masks too. All the places where people can talk with others about what is going on in their communities are being targeted though, like pubs for example. That's the worrying part.

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Disgusting behaviour by the police FORCE. Shame on you

 

Shame on the Daily Mail too for reporting she fell over. She was assaulted by the Government's swine.

 

 

 

 

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"A woman falls to the ground near policemen as officers moved in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square, London today"

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8775451/At-15-000-people-cram-Trafalgar-Square-Not-Consent-rally-against-lockdown.html

 

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1 hour ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

Exclusive poll: Two-thirds of Britons think coronavirus restrictions do not go far enough (Paywalled)
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/09/26/two-thirds-britons-think-coronavirus-restrictions-do-not-go/

 

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Almost two-thirds of people believe the Government's latest Covid-19 restrictions do not go far enough, a poll reveals.

A survey of more than 2,000 adults found that 63 per cent believed that the measures taken last week fell short of the action that should have been taken.

Some 51 per cent of respondents favoured closing gyms and beauty salons now to lower the rate of coronavirus infections.

The findings chime with internal polling that has led ministers to believe that the priority for many members of the public is to see the pandemic brought under control.

However, they contrast with concerns raised by many Conservative MPs about the extent of restrictions.

One senior Tory claimed that the public had been driven to backing "authoritarian" measures having been made "fearful" by government warnings about the threat posed by Covid-19.

Boris Johnson faces a rebellion over the Government's approach to the pandemic, with MPs expressing concern that ministers are introducing curbs to basic freedoms without Parliament having a sufficient say.

The ORB International survey was carried out after Boris Johnson announced a raft of new measures including a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants, a 15-person cap on weddings and a return to working at home for office workers, which are likely to remain in place until March, a year on from the start of lockdown.

 

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Of 2,087 people surveyed by ORB last week, 83 per cent said they were worried about a second wave of Covid-19 "hitting the UK hard".

Asked whether the measures taken last week went far enough, 63 per cent said they did not, while 24 per cent indicated that the restrictions were sufficient.

Some 51 per cent said that the Government should close gyms and beauty salons - some of the last venues to re-open following the lockdown - while 34 per cent disagreed.

Only 13 per cent of respondents said that they believed the spread of the virus in the UK was under control - a drop from 33 per cent in late May.

 

Meanwhile, fewer than a third (28 per cent) of respondents strongly agreed that their colleagues and friends were following the rules on wearing face coverings, while some 12 per cent suggested that their acquaintances were largely failing to abide by the rules.

Only 31 per cent of respondents said the Government was handling the pandemic "well" compared to 63 per cent who disagreed.

On Friday, Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, raised the spectre of further potential restrictions in the capital, after the city was added to the national Covid "watch list".

Amid rising infections across the UK, 620 new cases were confirmed in London on Friday.

In a televised address on Tuesday night, the Prime Minister said the latest national measures were necessary to prevent a second national lockdown which would involve school closures, saying: “We must do all we can to avoid going down that road again.”

The ORB survey was carried out online on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Bombadil said:

Looks like copper punched in stomach first

 

YES - I watched it LIVE on Sat. She was AGGRESSIVELY PUSHED / PUNCHED to the ground in my opinion. She did NOT fall as msm report.

THIS will be picked up by UK column news I am sure BUT it needs to be SHOWN to those sleeping sheeple!!! I try to do my bit but friends!!!??? etc just have had enough of me telling them "the facts". Keep trying though!

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17 minutes ago, Golden Retriever said:

 To clarify your comment.

 

The policeman punched the 70 year woman in the stomach right? Because that's what I saw on the video.

 

Yes. Seems to me first someone is loosely holding her back, then she goes into help young person in front of her. Police officer seems to punch with left fist to her abdomen then shoves her down. At least that the way it appeared when I looked before. Sorry on review seems to be right fist.

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Police Scotland confirmed they were called to Pollock Halls of Residence, on the edge of the Holyrood Park, after "informants" raised concerns the parties were breaching regulations that prevent more than one household mixing indoors. Insp Hughes said officers had broken up a number of small parties of five to seven students with people who were "clearly not from the same household". They have also been told they cannot return home under coronavirus laws in Scotland as they are deemed to have formed a new household with those they are now living with.

 

A first-year student living in another block at Pollock Halls told the BBC there was a "pretty weird vibe" around the university.

 

"There's always police here now. It feels like we're being watched 24-7 which is a bit scary," she said.

 

"My friend's in Holland House and she said that the whole of the Holland House blocks had been locked down and there's been people patrolling to make sure that no-one's leaving."

 

Angus Graham-Rack, a first-year at the University of Edinburgh, said the restrictions placed on students had been a "kick in the teeth".

 

"We were all encouraged to come to halls of residence and meet new people, yet are now are being criticised for doing so," he said.

 

"We are all left wondering why we even bothered moving here since nobody I know has had any face-to-face interactions with staff yet - we may as well have done the course from home.

 

"It feels like we've been completely cheated as we were promised at least some sort of a student experience in the midst of the pandemic, yet now we're essentially confined to our own flats with signs plastered around the building ordering us to not socialise."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54307846

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3 minutes ago, Velma said:

Police Scotland confirmed they were called to Pollock Halls of Residence, on the edge of the Holyrood Park, after "informants" raised concerns the parties were breaching regulations that prevent more than one household mixing indoors. Insp Hughes said officers had broken up a number of small parties of five to seven students with people who were "clearly not from the same household". They have also been told they cannot return home under coronavirus laws in Scotland as they are deemed to have formed a new household with those they are now living with.

 

A first-year student living in another block at Pollock Halls told the BBC there was a "pretty weird vibe" around the university.

 

"There's always police here now. It feels like we're being watched 24-7 which is a bit scary," she said.

 

"My friend's in Holland House and she said that the whole of the Holland House blocks had been locked down and there's been people patrolling to make sure that no-one's leaving."

 

Angus Graham-Rack, a first-year at the University of Edinburgh, said the restrictions placed on students had been a "kick in the teeth".

 

"We were all encouraged to come to halls of residence and meet new people, yet are now are being criticised for doing so," he said.

 

"We are all left wondering why we even bothered moving here since nobody I know has had any face-to-face interactions with staff yet - we may as well have done the course from home.

 

"It feels like we've been completely cheated as we were promised at least some sort of a student experience in the midst of the pandemic, yet now we're essentially confined to our own flats with signs plastered around the building ordering us to not socialise."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54307846

"We may as well have done the course from home". As I posted a few days ago we are now starting to see what the future of education is going to be. No more schools, no more colleges, no more universities. All education will be done at home on line. Eventually taught by A.I robots which will look so life like kids and parents will not know the teachers are not real people. STAY HOME, CONTROL THE VIRUS, SAVE LIVES.

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2 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

Yeah, probably damage control. They only poll people who read their paper, hardly a wide demographic to be fair.

I'm not so sure. Most of the people I talk to seem to think we should have made the lockdown a lot longer and all of them firmly believe that Covid19 is a real and present threat to them. None of them are remotely interested in any other view than what comes from the main stream press and media. They would rather about 'Nicola' Sturgeon as if she was some kind of close friend who has their best interests at heart. Most of the women I work with prefer in depth conversations about what design of material they want for a face mask -  as if it was a fashion accessory.  If they are indicative of the great british public, then we truly are fucked.

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