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A Light in the Window

Discussion in 'Personal' started by florian gassmann, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Just a reminder that as a prelude to tomorrow's 72nd anniversary of the founding of the NHS, people are invited to place a light in their windows this evening at 8pm, as a memorial to those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.



    (But be careful if you use candles, folks!)
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  2. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Nice idea - I hadn't seen this.
  3. Wilbur_Post

    Wilbur_Post New commenter

    Best not use a red one.
    ilovesooty, WB, Ro13 and 3 others like this.
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    <snigger>. I think NHS blue is the answer if you must use a colour. ;)
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Or a blue one given the talk of defunding.
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Better still, resolve never to vote for this bunch of useless incompetents ever again.
  7. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Who thought this up ?
  8. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

    More empty gestures.

    Filling the pubs, relaxing the rules, meaning the NHS will be under pressure on the front line again but hey yeah, light a candle and keep voting Tory.
    knitone, Alice K, Laphroig and 3 others like this.
  9. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    No idea but Boris gave it the green light.
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  10. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

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  11. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Ten years is a long time in politics.
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  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    No doubt it was Dominic Cummings. He probably had the idea while holidaying at Barnard Castle.;)
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  13. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I believe it is a combined effort from Health Campaigns Together, Keep Our NHS Public and We Own It.

    This weekend's Premier League and Championship football matches in England will begin with applause for the NHS before kick-off. Various buildings and landmarks will be lit up in NHS blue, including the Houses of Parliament, Blackpool Tower, the SEC Armadillo, the Shard and the Wembley Arch will be lit up in the NHS's signature blue.

    At 8pm the dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London will light a symbolic candle of remembrance as the key for those who wish to place a light in their own window.

    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
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  14. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    How nasty, something which is seen as a way of saying thank you to those who have saved countless lives is meet with sneering and cynicism.
  15. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    No not sneering or cynicism on my part. It could be any political party giving it the green light. Public shows of appreciation do not sit comfortably with me ( think also the applause scenario )....
    Laphroig likes this.
  16. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I think some of the usual suspects were petrified it was a Tory idea so wouldn't want it to be given any credit.
  17. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Well doing no harm I suspect but achieving very little in real terms too
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  18. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    All it is intended to do is to act as a focus for us to remember the 44,000+ who have died from Coronavirus in the UK, including friends and relatives, and especially to remember those brave members of the NHS who have lost their lives in order to help the rest of us survive.
    LiamD likes this.
  19. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Candles in houses are a big cause of house fires. And they're polluting. I don't think it's uncaring to find these gestures empty, and to feel that they are an attempt at distraction from the government's appalling handling of the crisis.
    lunarita likes this.
  20. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    A better gesture would have been for everyone to donate the cost of a candle to a suitable charity. But there'd be no Instagram mileage in that.
    knitone, Laphroig and lunarita like this.

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