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Cindersdad Fri 08-May-20 07:49:03

VE Day is a moment of rememberance and also a reminder of how the EU came about. WW2 cost millions of lives, left mountains of debt, so much so that in Europe esplecially there as a determination that it must never, ever happen again. This milestone though still celebrated has been marred by COVID-19. As our government's handling of COVID-19 unfolds it has become evident that without Brexit the situation would not have been so bad. The Conservative government still seems to be putting Party above Country intent on carrying on with Brexit no matter what. Years of austerity left the country and the NHS ill equipped to cope with COVID-19.

The shortage of PPE, lack of testing ability can all be traced to government influence over the way our economy has been run of the last 50 years. Even after he nearly died of Corona Virus our prime minister still has no vision other than "Get Brexit Done" sending the country into isolationist decline allying with an equally inept US administration. Comparing words of Boris Johnson, Sir Kier Starmer and those of a WW2 veteran it is plain to see the reckless folly of Brexit. Brexiteers are taking a cynical advantage of COVID to progess a no-deal under the radar when protests are stifled due to social distancing.

The nation is coming together to fight Covid but after Covid we need to plan the best future for the nation. That future is bleaker when the prime minister is a puppet of Dominic Cummings and the ERG. Even the Daily Mail hints at recognising this.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 08-May-20 08:11:14

A thoughtful and welcome post cindersdad

Whitewavemark2 Fri 08-May-20 08:15:03

I’ve posted this on another thread but it is worth expanding on here.

Mum died this year aged 101.

When she talked of the war her speech was never jingoistic but one of determination that it should never happen again.
She understood what our membership of the EU meant and was appalled as were/are many if her generation at our decision.

Davidhs Fri 08-May-20 08:59:30

Nobody has mentioned Brexit for a whole week and just when there is light at the end of the tunnel it gets turned off!. We will celebrate VE Day and remember the sacrifices our parents made
Then it’s back the worst recession since the 1930s on top of Brexit.

Hetty58 Fri 08-May-20 09:24:26

Cindersdad, take a bunch of unrelated topics - and roll them all together in an unconsidered way, well done!

' Years of austerity left the country and the NHS ill equipped to cope with COVID-19' - agreed, yes, austerity was purely political and was never needed - yet so many voted for it - quite amazing. Now they're clapping for the NHS, oh the hypocrisy!

Our government rejected the help with PPE freely offered by the EU - unbelievable!

'he nearly died of Corona Virus ' - no he didn't, he had low oxygen levels - but not serious enough to require a ventilator! (Remember he clapped at rejecting the nurses' pay rise.)

'the reckless folly of Brexit' - we've left (get over it) so now we won't have to pay massive Eurobonds to support other countries!

'after Covid we need to plan the best future for the nation' - yes, and we need an independent inquiry into our government's inept response to the pandemic!

There will be a recession. We were overdue one - they happen regularly. Nobody knows, yet, how bad it will be or how long it will last.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 08-May-20 09:29:22

hetty overdue a recession?????