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MPs furious about returning to work...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Grandsire, May 31, 2020.

  1. Grandsire

    Grandsire Star commenter


    But surely it's safe, or at least safe enough. They've started sending sending everyone else back to work, so it must be safe! They've put children and teachers back into school for physical teaching rather than online teaching, so it surely must be safe for Parliament to do physical rather than online voting!

    Or is there something they're not telling us?!

    If they get this wrong, the "One rule for us..." issue that Cummings' behaviour made into a national problem is going to become an indelible stain on this country's government.

    Yes, lots of us have concerns. But if you're asking the rest of us to put up and shut up for the sake if the country, then you, our elected representatives, must do the same.
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Schools shouldn't be going back tomorrow.
  3. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Imagine my surprise.
  4. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

    I was surprised to see that they even seem to be enouraging the at-risk groups to start circulating again.

    And MPs, largely, don't face the risks the general populace faces in terms of overcrowded public transport.
  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    On the other hand, I wouldn't fancy crowding in with that lot (although I seem to remember the speaker saying that he would not allow it):

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  6. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

    Ditto school corridors at changeover time.

    If it's not safe for MPs, it's not safe for the rest.
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Never forget..

    "We're all in this together"
  8. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Only if you want to follow scientific opinion!
    BetterNow, Catgirl1964, hhhh and 4 others like this.
  9. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

  11. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    How do SNP MPs normally travel to Westminster?
  12. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    First class?
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  13. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    They can travel first class but they can only claim the price of an economy price ticket, so they would have to fund the difference themselves if they go first class or business class.

    I think that came in as an austerity measure following the MPs expenses scandal.
  14. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

    You don't really think MPs travel from home constituencies every day. So you single out SNP MPs why, exactly? (Rhetorical)
  15. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Indeed - MPs are being asked to come back also under restricted conditions and with decent opportunities to social distance.

    Perhaps some MPs- as across the board - are finding it is a lot less stressful and therefore more lucrative 'working' in a lockdown?

    I am sure I too would not be fighting to go back to my normal work if I was on full pay (and was it 10,000 quid extra in my expenses account because I went home to work??).

    Mogg is correct though and he has indeed said we (the MPs) cannot demand others return to work and some risk, while they all sit at home and do the opposite.
  16. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Well how else are they going to push the population back to work?
  17. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Aren't they saying the 2m should be reduced to 1.5m?

    And don't World Health Organisation say 1m is sufficient? Think I saw that somewhere
  18. abwdSTEM

    abwdSTEM Occasional commenter

    Im might be sufficient but 2m is better.
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  19. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    10m is better still. Where do you want to draw the line?

    I was replying to a poster who suggested some MPs wanted the 2m rule abolished altogether. That isn't what the article says, it says they want it reduced to 1.5m
  20. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Tell them to pretend they're at Cheltenham.
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