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Grokenstein

(5,737 posts)
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:53 AM Mar 2020

UK's Boris Johnson's Coronavirus plan: "The UK should just take it on the chin."

Johnson--for all appearances the result of a telepod accident involving Donald Trump and Rob Ford--has decided that Britons should just lie back and enjoy it. Welcome their disease overlords. Surrender peacefully. Let it happen. Let it just wash over them.


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UK's Boris Johnson's Coronavirus plan: "The UK should just take it on the chin." (Original Post) Grokenstein Mar 2020 OP
Another Buffoon ProfessorGAC Mar 2020 #1
He's no Churchill htuttle Mar 2020 #2
What the fuck is WRONG with skin sacks like Johnson? hatrack Mar 2020 #3
I can tell you what's wrong with him - same as Trump... lame54 Mar 2020 #22
Guess he hasn't read the reports coming from Italy. NT enough Mar 2020 #4
From Churchill to Chinless C_U_L8R Mar 2020 #5
Striking a balance he says? Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #6
Worse than Trump Dirty Socialist Mar 2020 #7
these types are ass backwards. Awful is great. Worst is best. NRaleighLiberal Mar 2020 #8
As I said back when this asshole took office, good luck, UK. GoCubsGo Mar 2020 #9
On that subject... JHB Mar 2020 #10
Some of you might die, but this is is a sacrifice I am willing to make. LisaL Mar 2020 #11
Save the markets, go about your daily business, sacrifice yourself for the good of the economy Chainfire Mar 2020 #12
"Just lie back, and think of England" htuttle Mar 2020 #13
Good one! yellowcanine Mar 2020 #18
What a swell ol chap Roland99 Mar 2020 #14
okay, boris, you first. nt Javaman Mar 2020 #15
"Let it cull the old and weak" dalton99a Mar 2020 #16
Churchill: "We shall never surrender." Boris: "Surrender." yellowcanine Mar 2020 #17
You and your lady friend first, BoJo. n/t area51 Mar 2020 #19
Misleading edit - he was asked about the government strategy of 'delay' muriel_volestrangler Mar 2020 #20
Yeah, I was going to say that this characterization of what he said is quite misleading nt coti Mar 2020 #24
That pos is the property of the UK lol rockfordfile Mar 2020 #21
Can you keep a stiff upper lip if you're taking it on the chin? Aristus Mar 2020 #23

C_U_L8R

(45,087 posts)
5. From Churchill to Chinless
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:00 AM
Mar 2020

“One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!”

Layzeebeaver

(1,718 posts)
6. Striking a balance he says?
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:03 AM
Mar 2020

In all corners of epidemiology there is no such phrase.

Draconian measures in China have halted the logarithmic growth. No other country can demonstrate such an effective response.

I live in the U.K. now. This idiot scares the living (not yet infected) shit out of me.

Dirty Socialist

(3,252 posts)
7. Worse than Trump
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:03 AM
Mar 2020

I should travel to Britain just to gawk at the train wreck that is Boris Johnson. Vote of no confidence, anyone?

GoCubsGo

(32,150 posts)
9. As I said back when this asshole took office, good luck, UK.
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:07 AM
Mar 2020

You stuck yourselves with your own Donald Trump. Even looks like him. It's beyond me why anyone would believe that shitsacks like this assclown and our syphilitic, orange wankmaggot are in any way capable of heading a country, let alone running it properly.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
12. Save the markets, go about your daily business, sacrifice yourself for the good of the economy
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:27 AM
Mar 2020

I guess the following is old school....


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

Churchill

muriel_volestrangler

(101,582 posts)
20. Misleading edit - he was asked about the government strategy of 'delay'
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 02:29 PM
Mar 2020

and he was explaining that 'some' thought we should just 'take it on the chin' in one go, but that is not what he is doing, on scientific advice. Full interview - the question is asked at 6:00:



"I think it would be better if we take all the measures that we can now just to stop the peak of the disease being as difficult for the NHS as it might be"

If you want to criticise the Tories, it should be about the number of nurses etc. in the NHS going into this, which the interviewers move on to.

Aristus

(66,826 posts)
23. Can you keep a stiff upper lip if you're taking it on the chin?
Tue Mar 10, 2020, 03:32 PM
Mar 2020

Those poor Brits and the things they ask their faces to do...

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