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to not understand what Sue Perkins is referring to?

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avrilpoissons Tue 31-Mar-20 19:12:37

"I see Britain’s third best eugenicist has been using the crayons again...."

WTF is she on about? It's obviously something super intelligent but it's beyond me.

BIWI Tue 31-Mar-20 19:15:46

Context? Where has she said this?

TheGreyInThisCity Tue 31-Mar-20 19:17:00

I would guess it’s about Toby Young and the comments he made today about ending lockdown

Glowcat Tue 31-Mar-20 19:17:49

Toby Young being a fuckwit.

avrilpoissons Tue 31-Mar-20 19:18:12

It was a one liner on Twitter so no context to go by. Toby Young is somebody I doubt she likes so possibly.

Glowcat Tue 31-Mar-20 19:19:33

I suspect he was jealous that Covid-19 was getting all the negative attention.

hobnobsaremyfavourite Tue 31-Mar-20 19:20:04

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beautifulxdisasters Tue 31-Mar-20 19:20:32

Yeah some of the replies to her tweet imply it's re Toby Young

MitziK Tue 31-Mar-20 19:21:22

It's Toby Young.

hobnobsaremyfavourite Tue 31-Mar-20 19:33:31

What's the twatmeistr said nowhmm

GabsAlot Tue 31-Mar-20 19:45:00

he said someting like its not worth ruining the economy for a few old people dying

LittleBearPad Tue 31-Mar-20 19:47:32

It’s definitely Toby Young. He’s some old people dying is better than spending whatever it is to hold up the economy.

donquixotedelamancha Tue 31-Mar-20 19:48:28

He is opposed to the lockdown. 'A few hundred thousand people' are 'acceptable collateral damage'.

PerkingFaintly Tue 31-Mar-20 19:52:40

I suspect he was jealous that Covid-19 was getting all the negative attention.


user1471453601 Tue 31-Mar-20 19:52:56

as has been said else thread, a couple of 100 thousand ( mainly old ) people is a sacrifice Toby young is willing to make.

avrilpoissons Tue 31-Mar-20 20:01:02

Let me guess...he thinks they are people who won't support him when he tries to take over the world?

TitsInAbsentia Tue 31-Mar-20 20:02:42

He is such an arse angry

chomalungma Tue 31-Mar-20 20:05:55

I saw Toby Young trending on Twitter.

No surprise he made those comments.

LittleSweet Tue 31-Mar-20 20:06:37

He's managed to get a wife! Who would marry someone like him?

SummersMahoosiveClipOnFringe Tue 31-Mar-20 20:08:35

Actually it was a far more considered article looking at the potential future impact of the decisions we make now. Read it for yourself.

avrilpoissons Tue 31-Mar-20 20:11:53

Are you his wife or his mother?

frumpety Tue 31-Mar-20 20:13:14

How old is he ? He just comes across as 'A man of a certain age' , you know the type , see you driving down the road and step out into the road and saunter across whilst studiously looking in the opposite direction. All the men that do this are usually in the 55-65 demographic, they know they can't outrun you on foot or beat you in a fist fight, so they get their kicks by trying to out twat the universe grin

mauvaise Tue 31-Mar-20 20:13:45

I have, tellingly, NC to say that I completely agree with Toby Young.

avrilpoissons Tue 31-Mar-20 20:13:46

The Government should end it as soon as possible and encourage people to return to work, limiting social distancing measures to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

So what he is proposing is that the ones who contribute to the economy return to work and risk catching it and dying, in other words they are acceptable collateral damage?

chomalungma Tue 31-Mar-20 20:14:14

"Some people reading this will think, “I bet he changes his tune if he gets the virus.” In fact, I’ve got the virus.

I became symptomatic seven days ago, have been bedridden ever since and am now anxiously waiting to see if the disease spreads to my lungs. I

I’m 56 with no underlying health conditions, so my odds are good. But if the Government follows my advice, and it turns out that by the time I require urgent care the NHS cannot accommodate me, I won’t regret writing this. Yes, I probably have at least 20 years of healthy living ahead of me, so my life is worth more than £500,000, but I’ll be the exception.

In the unlikely event of the NHS being overwhelmed, the majority of people whose lives could have been saved only have one or two years left and those will not be good years. It isn’t worth spending £185 billion to save them, nor is it worth a 15% drop in GDP which will result in a greater loss of life. My death would be acceptable collateral damage"

That's very selfless of him

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