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Boris going to India

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overthehill Fri 16-Apr-21 19:43:18

Bearing in mind we are discouraged from travelling abroad because of the virus, should the PM be travelling to India with their numbers soaring. Risking himself and entourage and possibly bringing infection back here

merlotgran Sat 17-Apr-21 09:15:30

EllanVannin

It'll serve him right to catch what I caught in Dec.2019 when two women from India were visiting relatives here for Christmas, coughing spitting and spluttering in a hospital bay opposite to where I was !
He'll know about it then as he only had a taste of the virus.

Not a very nice comment seeing as Boris nearly died of covid.

Ellianne Sat 17-Apr-21 09:22:23

I thought likewise Alegrias and merlotgran.
I live in the South West and have been following the preparations for the upcoming summit. It isn't just a case of delegates turning up and mingling with everyone any more.

nanna8 Sat 17-Apr-21 09:24:01

I wouldn’t wish illness on anyone but I just wonder what this man is thinking? Has he had a brain transplant or what ?

M0nica Sat 17-Apr-21 09:44:18

Any chance he wll stay there?

Ellianne Sat 17-Apr-21 09:59:56

M0nica

Any chance he wll stay there?

He could always get a job in a call centre. Imagine him on the end if the phone trying to sort out your query!

M0nica Sat 17-Apr-21 11:03:49

On that basis, I would almost welcome him back!

NotSpaghetti Sat 17-Apr-21 11:22:50

Ha M0nica pity the poor person he was trying to help!
#notme 😁😁

It's supposed to be for trade talks!
Hasn't he heard of Zoom etc!!
Unbelievable.

www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-india-trip-variant-b1831496.html%3famp

Purplepixie Sat 17-Apr-21 11:27:54

Boris is stark staring mad! We cannot even travel and he is going to India - another April baffoon!

Daisend1 Sat 17-Apr-21 11:31:46

Not a good idea when he tells the rest of the population what they should / should not do.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 17-Apr-21 11:43:48

It’s probably not a good idea to visit India with its rising Covid numbers.

Travel is not totally banned for the UK, it is allowed for business, elite sport and on compassionate grounds.

Oldbat1 Sat 17-Apr-21 11:55:20

Typical rash decision. Buffoon! He obviously has a death wish and dear Gove is noticeably very very quiet. Be afraid be very afraid.

PippaZ Sat 17-Apr-21 12:13:24

nanna8

I wouldn’t wish illness on anyone but I just wonder what this man is thinking? Has he had a brain transplant or what ?

There is obviously space already there.

Ellianne Sat 17-Apr-21 12:24:23

A bit of light hearted banter, although I admit the matter is serious, on here is quite funny and a relief. I spent the last 2 hours worried that some might come along and accuse the Indian call centre joke of being racist. Phew!

MayBee70 Sat 17-Apr-21 13:36:19

Maybe, with Land Rover being high profile because of the Dukes funeral, he wants to arrange for them to be made in the U.K. again? Having said that I don’t think Discoveries are made in India though (could be wrong).

justwokeup Sat 17-Apr-21 14:20:26

suziewoozie
Gove is still unbelievably quiet and invisible so is clearly upto something

grin

Calendargirl Mon 19-Apr-21 10:01:44

Just announced he is not going now.

MayBee70 Mon 19-Apr-21 10:13:05

Oh dear. So what happens to the trade deal now? And is India now on the red list?

overthehill Mon 19-Apr-21 10:19:04

Good news as far as I'm concerned

JaneJudge Mon 19-Apr-21 10:24:54

Ellianne

M0nica

Any chance he wll stay there?

He could always get a job in a call centre. Imagine him on the end if the phone trying to sort out your query!

grin grin

Whitewavemark2 Mon 19-Apr-21 10:52:52

Labour called for him to cancel the trip a couple of days ago.

EllanVannin Mon 19-Apr-21 10:56:38

Apparently the after-effects of Covid include brainstorms grin

EllanVannin Mon 19-Apr-21 10:58:01

The " brain-fog" which is allegedly reported as being an after-effect, was already there to start with !

Kamiso Mon 19-Apr-21 10:59:31

MayBee70

Oh dear. So what happens to the trade deal now? And is India now on the red list?

Presumably the trade deal will come through once their people stop dying in droves. They possibly have other things to worry about right now as there are no hospital beds and very few doctors.

Perhaps some of the temporary COVID centres could be flown out to them.

Ellianne Mon 19-Apr-21 11:13:53

Now to deter the Indian Prime Minister from coming over to the Cornwall summit.

FarNorth Mon 19-Apr-21 11:43:45

news.sky.com/story/covid-19-boris-johnsons-trip-to-india-cancelled-due-to-current-coronavirus-situation-12280094

It's "only sensible" not to go, says Johnson.

Thank goodness for that.