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Are you watching the Prime Minister speaking live on news channels?

(285 Posts)
POGS Mon 16-Mar-20 16:56:33

Simply that.

Are you watching to hear from the most reliable source.

EllanVannin Mon 16-Mar-20 17:08:06

Yes, I am.

Susan56 Mon 16-Mar-20 17:09:31


Scentia Mon 16-Mar-20 17:09:53

Blimey, it’s moved on a bit.

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 16-Mar-20 17:12:24

No, we are watching series 19 of Midsummer Murders, we need a bit of light relief.

Will catch the news later.

We have estimated that there will probably be 3 bodies , don’t spoil it for me with the correct number!

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 16-Mar-20 17:13:40

Cancel that we’ve just switched to BBC

paddyanne Mon 16-Mar-20 17:13:43

anyone who believes Boris is reliable about anything needs their heads read,he's being looked at in bewilderment all across the world with his herd immunity statement and his focus on economy before lives .

Pittcity Mon 16-Mar-20 17:17:12

No. I'll watch later.

tanith Mon 16-Mar-20 17:23:19


eazybee Mon 16-Mar-20 17:24:04

Yes and I do believe Boris.
Paddyanne, you are making the same sort of statements that our local Lib Dem candidate makes at Election time. Strangely, she hasn't been elected for the past three elections and is quite astonished to learn, on the doorstep, that her rudeness repels people.

POGS Mon 16-Mar-20 17:25:32


Simply politically weaponising COVID 19 is not where most people want to be in such a time of crisis.

We know you hate Westminster and Johnson so do you dismiss the fact he is taking his lead from Chris Witty and Patrick Vallance who are jointly talking to the nation as I type.

Greymar Mon 16-Mar-20 17:27:16

" politically weaponising" has taken over from virtue signaling as an annoying phrase.

I so want to believe we have decent people in charge.

mcem Mon 16-Mar-20 17:36:10

If you believe that you're watching a reliable and coherent report by a competent leader who's in control then you're deluding yourself.
Rabbits and headlights spring to mind!

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 16-Mar-20 17:37:46

So many experts on GN,

I’d rather watch and listen to the ones standing next to BJ.

vegansrock Mon 16-Mar-20 17:37:57

Just because we aren’t in the Boris fan club doesn’t mean we are politicising the virus. We know the NHS can’t cope with this emergency, this is why us oldies have to stay in so we don’t all get it at the same time as everyone else. Fair enough. Let’s hope it’s works and we don’t all get sick at the same time when we come out of our isolation.

Namsnanny Mon 16-Mar-20 17:44:19

Yes, although I'm not so interested in the questions posed by journalists as they just seem to go over what has already been stated!

Sorry folks this is democracy at work.
He's the one voted in so, he is the one you will have to bear with.

Frankly its meaningless to complain at this stage.
Just keep calm and carry on …...with dignity if possible smile

Sussexborn Mon 16-Mar-20 17:59:35

Gave up reading any of Paddyanne’s posts ages ago. Sheer blind prejudice is not helpful.

Boris is not a medical or health professional and is prepared to step back and let them lead. They are doing what they can to keep matters under control and are relying on people behaving in a responsible and sensible manner. Not a lot to ask as our own safety is at stake surely?

Sussexborn Mon 16-Mar-20 18:00:46

I feel a lot happier than I would do with Jeremy Corbin and momentum in charge.

GracesGranMK3 Mon 16-Mar-20 18:03:21

The news - Sky - is talking of voluntary "lockdown" but Johnson talked about people over 70 being asked to avoid unnecessary social contact with other people by this weekend. Are these the same thing? It doesn't seem so to me.

ayse Mon 16-Mar-20 18:04:06

I am too. I’ve been watching it on and off most of the afternoon. The WHO has said that testing, testing, testing is paramount.

I’m currently playing a wait and see game. The advice has changed substantially so I’m not sure what I’m doing, at the moment

ayse Mon 16-Mar-20 18:04:38

I do think schools should have been shut.

Namsnanny Mon 16-Mar-20 18:04:54

Im grateful to you Sussexborn for making me laugh grin, re your last post!
We need a chuckle now and again

craftyone Mon 16-Mar-20 18:07:08

It was exceptionally calm and informative, gone up a gear and london is ahead of the rest of the uk. There will be a daily update. BJ was quietly authoritative

GrannyGravy13 Mon 16-Mar-20 18:07:20

I have faith in the medical experts, and I am happy that PM is listening to them.

Scary but necessary.

trisher Mon 16-Mar-20 18:21:24

But actually he isn't doing anything. Advice is not a regulation. So he's saying work from home but if your employer says you can't there is nothing you can do. He says avoid pubs, cafes theatres but they will stay open. He says self isolate for 14 days but remember children don't get this very badly, so how many parents will send children to school with it? The EU is restricting travel and the US is stopping flights going in. What are we doing?