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UK Foreign Minister Raab 'Cannot Rule Out' a Full Second Lockdown Amid New COVID-19 Curbs

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06:10 GMT 23.09.2020(updated 07:34 GMT 23.09.2020) Get short URL

by Evgeny Mikhaylov

 

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions in England for the next six months. The measures include extended requirements to wear face masks, higher fines for not wearing masks or gathering in groups of more than six, restricted hours for pubs, bars and restaurants, and many others.

 

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday that the cabinet can't rule out a full second lockdown amid the increase in the number of new cases in the country.

 

He also criticised some opposition politicians for "scaremongering" after the Prime Minister talked about the Army helping the police amid the pandemic.

 

"If they can relieve any capacity for the police... they'll be there to do that," the foreign secretary said.

Raab explained that heftier fines are designed to crack down on those who still break the coronavirus-related rules. According to him, people should not be allowed to "blow it" for those who have been acting responsibly throughout the pandemic.

 

The foreign secretary clarified that there is "no silver bullet" for dealing with COVID-19, and the UK government is learning lessons from what's happened recently in other European countries, which were successful in curbing a rise in cases.

 

"If everyone now pulls together, as we saw at the peak of the virus, we'll get through these winter months and there's light at the end of the tunnel as we go into next year", Raab added.

 

New Measures to Stop the Virus

During his address to Parliament on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that new coronavirus-related restrictions would be introduced in England.

 

Johnson stressed that the current restrictions are "by no means a return to the full lockdown of March", stating that the country is better prepared for a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The PM once more said that people should work from home, if possible.

 

"We will extend the requirement to wear face coverings to include staff in retail, all users of taxis and private hire vehicles and staff and customers in indoor hospitality, except when seated at the table to eat," Johnson also said.

 

Pubs, bars and restaurants were ordered to close at 10:00 pm across England, with restaurants switching to table service only.

 

"This is the moment we must act. We're acting on the principle that a stitch in time, saves nine", Johnson told the parliament.

 

The prime minister said the measures, which could be in place for up to six months, would be bolstered by greater fines for violations, a boosted police presence and potentially a military back-up.

 

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer expressed support for the restrictive measures but criticised the government for not having a clear strategy and allegedly losing its grip on the crisis.

 

Wales and Scotland also announced severe restrictions, with Scottish First Minister Sturgeon saying the move was "the only responsible decision we can reach" as the country experiences a rise in the new coronavirus cases.

 

At the moment, Britons have to follow the "rule of six", which bans all events with seven people or more from gathering in the same place, with several exceptions for funerals, weddings, receptions, wakes, etc.

 

Britain has faced a major surge in the number of new cases, as the country confirmed over 400,000 COVID-19 cases, while the death toll approached 42,000, which is the fifth-highest in Europe

 

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Now, now, you naughty, NAUGHTY children. If you don't behave and obey, like good little sheeple, daddy will get VERY cross and bring in the army to start killing you so that we can stop people dying from this deadly virus. 

 

If you can't find a way to get rid of these cunts and soon, there will be NO Britain!

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The most interesting thing in my mind is that if Boris is allowed to keep this up, there won't be much left by the time the next "free and fair" 😅 election comes along.

 

Out of the funeral pyre, which party will the majority vote for? Sir Keith, who supports the measures or the LibDems who also support Boris, along with the Greens et al.,

 

I'm not sure if Nigel Farage is wearing face panties, but if he isn't, he should think about changing the name of his lot to Freedom Party, rather than UKIP.

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7 hours ago, Someone2630 said:

The most interesting thing in my mind is that if Boris is allowed to keep this up, there won't be much left by the time the next "free and fair" 😅 election comes along.

 

Out of the funeral pyre, which party will the majority vote for? Sir Keith, who supports the measures or the LibDems who also support Boris, along with the Greens et al.,

 

I'm not sure if Nigel Farage is wearing face panties, but if he isn't, he should think about changing the name of his lot to Freedom Party, rather than UKIP.

No one should vote in the next election period. See what they do then, wankers. 

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15 minutes ago, Morpheus said:

No one should vote in the next election period. See what they do then, wankers. 

Tony Blair got in with only a total of 32% of the population voting, so you can work out how many votes he got. If only ONE person votes, the wankers that he votes for, will be in power by a landslide!

 

By the way things are looking, there won't be another election.

 

I don't know how many of you watch RT UK. I was watching it earlier. The British male newsreader was almost drooling with delight as he announced that the government is going to deploy the army on the streets in London and he has troops on standby with live ammunition.

 

I also hear that the British 🤣 Chancellor of the Exchequer is going to raise taxes, so that YOU can pay for the fuck ups that THEY are making. I'm sure everyone is going to love that, he obviously has no fucking idea as to how people will react to that one.

 

I'm so glad I don't live in the UK!

 

Now when the army hit the streets with live ammo, there are four possibilities.

(a) Everyone stays home, muzzled, in groups of 6, 6 feet apart for 6 months,

(b) There will be civil unrest and demonstrations and at some stage the CO will shout, FIRE and they'll start killing protesters

(c) Some trigger happy gungho yob that joined up to kill a few ragheads will think,"here's my chance to do a bit of killing and no one is going to shoot back" and start mowing down people.

(d) Boris will yell "LIVE AMMO - OPEN FIRE." because they are getting near No 10 and the army will say "FUCK YOU" and refuse. Thus started the Russian Revolution, and maybe this time it won't be organized by you-know-who.

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