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Postby UncleEbenezer » March 26th, 2020, 12:05 am

I felt mildly disgusted by Stuttley's big thank you today. To the NHS, and the public sector in general.

OK, they may be doing a fine job. But what about all those people providing us a much more fundamental and necessary service: namely, food? Not least the low-paid supermarket workers who get it to us, while forced by the nature of their work to take all those Thou-Shalt-Not risks. Not a mention of them!

If he hadn't singled out any particular group for thanks, that would've been fine. But to exclude these folks while heaping praise on better-paid and better-equipped NHS workers was just embarrassing to hear!

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Postby stewamax » March 27th, 2020, 10:23 am

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

R. Kipling - "Tommy"

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Postby UncleEbenezer » March 27th, 2020, 11:38 am

So much has changed since Kipling's time ...

Though I'll be happy to thank Tommy if he can replenish my supply of pasta!


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