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(BBC-US)   Following the UK government's advice not to visit beauty spots as the lockdown eases, let's see how that British common sense is holding up   (bbc.com) divider line
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1285 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 20 May 2020 at 11:32 AM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
The British sure seems to believe their own PR.
 
5 days ago  
Snatch sandy beaches
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5 days ago  
Dentists unaffected.
 
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Calling the police / local MPs over the lack of KFC sure, but the Boaty McBoatface thing is hardly a 'lacking common sense' example.
 
5 days ago  
"Cars mounting pavements to get by whilst pedestrians try to cross the road."

Your police talk pretty.
 
5 days ago  

padraig: The British sure seems to believe their own PR.


They're generally pretty effective at it in regard to their national image.

How much of the Western World believes that "Keep Calm and Carry On" was the standard farewell that Brits used constantly as they persevered through WWII with unrivaled stoicism?

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(spoiler alert: staged photo)
 
5 days ago  
Also the 'keep calm and carry on' poster was one that *wasn't used* during the war at all, it was for use if the Germans invaded and occupied southern England.

We are naturally quite stoic, but sometimes pathologically so and it's not always a good thing to just 'put up with it'.

But common sense? We've as little of that to go round as anywhere else in the world.
 
5 days ago  
Stay away from beauty spots.  Go to the ugly places instead.
 
5 days ago  

Cyrene Valantion: Also the 'keep calm and carry on' poster was one that *wasn't used* during the war at all, it was for use if the Germans invaded and occupied southern England.

We are naturally quite stoic, but sometimes pathologically so and it's not always a good thing to just 'put up with it'.

But common sense? We've as little of that to go round as anywhere else in the world.


This. The "Keep Calm" poster and saying was almost unheard of until maybe a decade ago.

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It may have been staged, but it was pretty close to the truth. Huge areas of London looked like that, and vacant lots full of rubble remained for years after the war and people did just carry on working around them.

And yeah, there are idiots everywhere. But mostly people are observing social distancing, staying home etc. I popped into a small corner shop today and it had a sign outside the door saying "5 people only. One in one out" and there was an orderly queue of people outside, all at least six feet apart, waiting their turn without fuss.
 
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