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Discussion in 'Personal' started by jubilee, Mar 27, 2020.
Breaking News says Boris tested positive.
How long ago was it that he was boasting of shaking hands with everyone in a hospital with coronavirus patients?
even though i disagree with him intensely on most matters, I wish him well getting through it
6 months of self isolation coming up.
Someone remind him to wash his hands.
I assumed from the title you meant chlamydia.
I'm sure Boris is like a ravaged diseased Badger.
Only Brian May decides if he lives or dies.
I feel an attack of schadenfreude coming on! I bet Jean-Claude Junker is having a chuckle.
@peakster: Boris washed his hands of us a long time ago!
Brian May for PM then......
...after all..... "The show must go on"
Won't make any difference unless he gets really ill. He will just carry on working from No. 10.
I wonder whether the MoD does a 'biological isolation garment' for the fuller figure?
I'm sure he's well chuffed
He doesn't have to drag himself out for those 5 pm non-news conferences for a bit anyway.
^ Its missing the 'quick release' front flap.
Perhaps the EU will offer to isolate him somewhere remote, like the Faroe Islands. That would upset him.
Matt Hancock is also positive - just announced.
I wish him a speedy recovery. I hope his girlfriend unborn baby are OK too.
I don't wish this illness on anybody.
It makes you wonder if he's passed it on in any of those packed afternoon news briefings, before they started keeping their distance.
Maybe one of them passed it on to him.
If he becomes too ill, do we get Raab as 'Acting-PM'?!?
Such a lot of misplaced Schadenfreude in this thread. Really small thinking.
Firstly it's an illness, which is unpleasant.
Secondly it carries a death risk, which is extremely unpleasant.
Thirdly to wish this on somebody in retribution is mean spirited.
Fourthly, and for me most importantly, is that being in lockdown has such an impact on the national psyche that longterm distancing can result in volatility. Johnson has recently stepped up and instilled national confidence with far more clarity in his directives (not enough IMHO, but still more than before). For he himself to have the virus means that the public confidence in him is compromised. There will be scaremongering on Mumsnet. There will be jousting in anticipation from his stand ins. There will be virtue signals of condolence from the Left. And a few demanding a sick note.
And there will be us plebs trying to patch a flaw in leadership. We don't need flawed leadership right now. We need to lean on somebody in complete trust because we are all scared.
Why on earth the first response ought to be "ha, serves him right" is kind of baffling to me.
It is very significant.
Edit-fifthly-there are now new debates rumbling along in the Netherlands about whether wishing CV on somebody on social media can constitute a hate crime. At the risk of being the beaky matron here, it's worth considering the sentiment behind that too.