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  1. 15 hours ago, march said:

    Perhaps the Spanish police have this approach right


    The thing is, in this country, we don't have a Paramilitary Police like everywhere else in Europe and mostly the world.  It's why we aren't armed and we rely on the goodwill and desire by the majority of the public to obey laws, instead of enforcing it by strength or powers. 

    We Police by Consent of the Public and therefore our powers and approach tend to be different to that of our Cousins from abroad. (It's interesting to see where this comes from if you have any spare time).

    That being said, when life and limb is at risk Police have more than enough powers and the new emergency measures will allow Police to do more of what you see European Police doing. Up till now Police just didn't have the powers to stop people having the freedom of movement or gathering outside. It's really important people understand that and don't blame the Police.

    Plus, to be honest, look at it this way.

    1. In France 200,000 Police were deployed immediately to keep the Peace and keep people inside
    2. The French have 21500 Municiple Police, 145,000 National Police and 98,000 Gendarmerie & military Police to police 60 million or so people. French Military Police have jurisdiction over the Public
    3. Spanish Police have the Civil Guard, Municiple Police AND National Police all with different jurisdictions but covering, in total about 200,000 or more Officers to Police 44 Million people
    4. The British have 123,000 Police combined and 12,000 Special Constables to police 60 million people, which is a considerable amount less. British Military Police do not have jurisdiction over the public.
    5. The Italian Police have 325,000 Municiple, Carabinieri, Polizia and Guardia (The latter you normally see at Airports etc but they have Police powers over the Public) to police 60 million people and is the largest Police per Capita in Europe.

    Frankly put. If the country goes into lock down the Police will struggle to man the 3 Shifts effectively. Which is why you hear of Officers being redeployed from other things like Desk jobs, control rooms, Training roles etc.

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  2. 20 minutes ago, Dan E said:

    I think there is going to be some massive sales going on in the next week or so! Companies are going to reduce their margins to next to nothing to try to get some cash through the door! Richer Sounds are now offering delivery. As I am on lock down I am going to be looking. 

    Auction today of 100 cars through motobility on average were making £2000 a car behind book trade value.

    I have just been and put down 30 commission bids on gold and silver items in a local auction. Every bid is a minimum of £10 behind lowest estimate, some further behind. Am hoping to win some due to no one turning up!

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  3. Oh No! I can't make a cake with pre packaged cake mix!


    But no need to panic, one thing they aren't panic buying is Wine! Which is really stupid of people because..... Where's it made? And no flights coming in, no production in their home's gonna be in more short supply than Bog roll!

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  4. All the car makers have shut. We have no supply. But then we don't have anyone coming into the country to rent a car anyway so we don't need them!

    @andydclements so sorry to hear of your loss mate. Met your dad a few times, mainly "he's in the shed/garage"...or "He's hurt his back and is in bed"...... Condolences to your family. 

  5. Lovely car mate. I am an old fart and sold my Exige due to back ache getting in and out but love my Evora. I only bought one because Bibs got one and I was jealous!

    I am down in Kent a lot (Don't tell Bibs or I'll be in the shit for not popping in) and been down to Maidstone and Rainham twice in the last 2 weeks to pick up new motors for my wife and daughter. 

    Hope to see you at the next Xmas do!

  6. My father is 82 and high risk as he has underlying health issues namely lung issues. His wife has a friend in hospital and visits her twice a day every day.

    The hospital has said not to come in unless essential, they have cancelled non essential appointments and advised people not to visit.

    Dads Mrs has told him she is going in no matter what as her friend is "lonely and bored".

    It's about time the Govt stopped "Advising" and started backing this up with action. Close the Hospitals to visitors. Close pubs etc. This wishy washy rubbish about "People should avoid going into restaurants" is not helping.

    Several young people I know (maybe family members) have flatly refused to consider self isolating if Wendy or I am ill as they will lose their jobs. They are on zero hour contracts and have been told if they take 2 weeks off work they will be replaced.

  7. We will still be at the Surrey Art Fair, Sandown Race course this weekend. We are there from Friday setting up for champagne opening Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.

    Would love it if anyone wants to stick 2 fingers up at the hype and come and see us. Anyone coming if you call me when you get there I will come out with some free tickets!

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  8. Same here. We actually needed some bog roll and luckily my local shop managed to have some in but Waitrose, Morrisons and Tescos had all sold out of Loo roll, kitchen roll, tissues, hand gel, soap and most other cleaning products.

    Strangely enough we had all of the above way before Corona because Wendy is a nurse and daughters a doctor and both insist we are maintaining high standards of health due to cross infection.

    So we bought 9 rolls of loo paper which will last the 4 of us a week or so. I could have bought more but....why would I?

    On Thursday we are off to the Surrey Art Fair and have a stand there. It hasn't been cancelled and there are no plans to cancel it unless the 0.000026% chance of even being within 100 meters of someone with it scares the organisers enough. 

    As for the news channels. Brexit has happened and no mass crash or end of the world. People had had enough of their Global warming excess of news, so I suppose they needed something else to try and scare the public on.

    Just remember, on the worst day 2700 people were diagnosed of having Corona virus of which 0.9% will die. 49,000 people die every day from cardiovascular diseases, 26,000 people die every day of Cancer, 4400 of complications with Diabetes, 2000 from suicide and 1400 a day from Mosquito bites, 1270 from Homicides and 378 from snake bites. These figures are all confirmed via

    Whilst I understand peoples worry. Please don't stop doing your daily thing for something that you are more likely not encounter at all, yet alone die from.


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