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Hunting and Grouse shooting exempt from rule of six- what a surprise..

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Tellmetruth4 Mon 14-Sep-20 22:30:45

So if poor people want to meet their extended families could they just club together to hire some land and claim they are chasing foxes followed by a nice pub lunch after? Would they be fined?

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/14/hunting-in-england-exempt-from-rule-of-six-covid-19-restrictions

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Beagledbybeagle Mon 14-Sep-20 22:32:43

I am not surprised one bit. Disgusting murdering scum. Qq

Sunnyset Mon 14-Sep-20 22:33:23

They don’t even pretend not to take the piss.
I burst out laughing when I read this, of course it will be exempt, bloody toffs.

ssd Mon 14-Sep-20 22:35:36

You couldn't make it up.

Ijustdontcare Mon 14-Sep-20 22:40:15

It's a bit of a misleading headline which as it's the Guardian is to be expected.
This is the wording from the government that allows this:

Organised sport or exercises classes or licensed outdoor physical activity. This does not include informal sport or fitness activity with family or friends – this must be limited to a group of 6.
Elite sporting competition and training

So this covers all organized sports such as football, rugby, cricket as well as the licensed outdoor shooting events.

Needcoffeecoffeecoffee Mon 14-Sep-20 22:42:13

But a mother in labour cant have someone there to support her

Maybe she should take a grouse or pheasant into the birthing suite??

Ijustdontcare Mon 14-Sep-20 22:42:23

Oh and here is the full list from the Government of which sports are included:

Angling
Baseball / Softball
Basketball
Canoeing / Kayaking
Caving
Climbing
Curling
Cricket
Dodgeball
Dragon Boat Racing
Equestrian
Floorball
Football
Gaelic Sports
Goalball
Hockey
Hunting - some forms
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Netball
Octopush
Polo
Roller Sports
Rowing
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Rounders
Sailing/Yachting
Shooting (including hunting and paintball that requires a shotgun or firearms certificate license)
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball

VeniVidiWeeWee Mon 14-Sep-20 22:42:45

It's in the open air, separation probably 7 metres plus.

Your point is?

JalapenoDave Mon 14-Sep-20 22:44:02

Vile.

PersonaNonGarter Mon 14-Sep-20 22:44:30

Oh FFS. I hate the embarrassing class war stance.

Get over yourself. It’s a sport. (Granted a sport you don’t like, but a sport).

LowRow Mon 14-Sep-20 22:46:38

It's exempt because it's an incredibly low transmission risk outdoor pursuit, which provides vital income for rural communities. smile

JalapenoDave Mon 14-Sep-20 22:46:52

PersonaNonGarter

Oh FFS. I hate the embarrassing class war stance.

Get over yourself. It’s a sport. (Granted a sport you don’t like, but a sport).

Bloodsports aren't quite the same as a game of footy down the park...

Augustbreeze Mon 14-Sep-20 22:47:35

Have you a link to the sources for that list, @Ijustdontcare ? It's not very wide and different from other things I've seen? Thanks

Ijustdontcare Mon 14-Sep-20 22:49:24

Yep the link is section 3.16 on the official government page
www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

CalmYoBadSelf Mon 14-Sep-20 22:49:44

Yet again The Guardian twists a story to insinuate it's a class thing when it is being treated exactly the same as other sports. What a surprise...

TonytheDog Mon 14-Sep-20 22:52:46

For fox sake. It's hardly surprising. You could just get a bunch of 6 year olds to make up some rules re Covid, although, they'd probably put Boris to shame. You've got to keep the idiot animal shooters happy though because what else are they going to do on Wednesday and Sunday? Apart from ruin the country, drink whisky and bray loudly. It's like living in a Chuck Palahniuk book.

StarchyStanley Mon 14-Sep-20 22:58:41

Yeah...I'm no fan of hunting, or the Tories, but that headline is as bad as The Sun for ckickbaity headlines.

StarchyStanley Mon 14-Sep-20 22:58:56

Clickbait*

Lockheart Mon 14-Sep-20 23:01:08

It's exempt because it's an outdoor sport.

Shooting hasn't been given a special exemption just because it's shooting.

My yoga in the park is still going ahead on Wednesday. There'll be more than 6 of us there for sure!

Pobblebonk Mon 14-Sep-20 23:01:25

This was the reason why they didn't release the regulations until 20 minutes before they came into effect, and didn't allow any parliamentary scrutiny. It's unbelievably incompetent.

Lockheart Mon 14-Sep-20 23:02:11

TonytheDog

For fox sake. It's hardly surprising. You could just get a bunch of 6 year olds to make up some rules re Covid, although, they'd probably put Boris to shame. You've got to keep the idiot animal shooters happy though because what else are they going to do on Wednesday and Sunday? Apart from ruin the country, drink whisky and bray loudly. It's like living in a Chuck Palahniuk book.

Did you apply any critical thinking before going on that rant or do you just have verbal diarrhea?

StarchyStanley Mon 14-Sep-20 23:02:49

My yoga in the park is still going ahead on Wednesday.

You rampant right winger! Probably kill some cute, woodland creatures on the way will you wink?

VeniVidiWeeWee Mon 14-Sep-20 23:05:08

@TonytheDog

I presume you didn't bother reading ijustdontcare post.

BTW for fox sake makes no sense.

MsAdoraBelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 14-Sep-20 23:08:47

You can’t shoot on a Sunday, it’s not allowed.

MotheringShites Mon 14-Sep-20 23:10:38

It’s one of many sports that are exempt but don’t let the truth get in the way of your righteous outrage.

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