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Boris is going to write to every household...

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MNnicknameforCVthreads Sat 28-Mar-20 22:27:40

Say The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/28/boris-johnson-coronavirus-outbreak-will-get-worse

Not seen this reported elsewhere?

donquixotedelamancha Sat 28-Mar-20 22:30:01

He's got coronavirus. I don't want to open an envelope he's licked.

Pulppixies Sat 28-Mar-20 22:30:32

I’m pretty sure it’s not actually him doing it...

MNnicknameforCVthreads Sat 28-Mar-20 22:30:39

grin

MNnicknameforCVthreads Sat 28-Mar-20 22:31:10

I think it was a joke pixies

BamboozledandBefuddled Sat 28-Mar-20 22:32:25

grin @donquixotedelamancha

Guessing he's bored in isolation and looking for pen-pals hmm

SonicVersusGynaephobia Sat 28-Mar-20 22:32:58

Ridiculous waste of money.

The people ignoring the "Stay At Home" instruction are not the sort of people who are going to think "oh how lovely, BoJo has written to me personally, what a nice man, I will do what he asks" hmm

MNnicknameforCVthreads Sat 28-Mar-20 22:34:41

I wonder if the letter will be worth something on eBay in 50 years time

Quarantino Sat 28-Mar-20 22:35:15

Bloody hell, what sort of person needs a letter from Boris to finally convince them to follow the rules?

DewDropsonKittens Sat 28-Mar-20 22:43:28

They should create a "this envelope was not locked by Boris" stamp for the occasion
grin

DewDropsonKittens Sat 28-Mar-20 22:43:42

Licked argh!

shiningstar2 Sat 28-Mar-20 22:44:55

I am glad he is doing it. I am supporting my 89 year old diabetic mother and her neighbour with shopping. It has finally got through to her that she must stay in but she doesn't realize how careful those of us out there have to be. She still thinks she can ask me to get her quiches ext at M and S and her bread ext at Morrisons whereas I want to get her shopping with mine once a week. I am 68 with underlying health problems so I don't want to risk myself more than necessary. Today she wondered if I would 'pop' down to our corner shop just for the newspaper she likes with the weeks tv viewing in it...even though she gets an evening paper delivered every day with the day's viewing in it. It is so much more convenient to plan her viewing in advance you see grin. I said no it wasn't essential shopping. I didn't want to risk myself in a shop being breathed on just for one item which in any event would be in non compliance of the rules. But I felt mean because in general times she is very independent and if she had asked me something like this I would have done it willingly.

I realize it's a bit of an expense to do it for every household but desperate times require desperate measures as we've seen with all the ways they are trying to defeat this virus. I'm sure I'm not the only one struggling to explain why we can't get a couple of items every day to our old people. Maybe sending the letter to the over 70s and emailing the rest of us would have been cheaper though.

PicturesOfCats Sat 28-Mar-20 22:46:21

I think it’s a good idea. That way, no one can say they didn’t know/understand. They don’t read the papers/watch the news. They didn’t know what is real or not on social media. They didn’t know if the text was a hoax.

It will probably cost a lot of money, but maybe it will make a couple of people stop and think. If it does that, it may be worth the money? 🤷‍♀️

starrynight19 Sat 28-Mar-20 22:47:31

I do wonder if this might strike a chord with the older people who maybe wouldn’t have got the text message.
Have read the letter and it makes the point.

MitziK Sat 28-Mar-20 22:48:48

If it were printed on a roll of three-ply, I'd be vaguely interested.

WhatWouldChristineCagneyDo Sat 28-Mar-20 22:50:47

I'd be tempted to return it to sender.

GulliBelle Sat 28-Mar-20 22:51:57

That is one letter I'd be happy to soak in bleach and isolate be 72 hours

littlebitwooway Sat 28-Mar-20 22:54:44

Good. My brother does not have a tv and keeps saying well there were people out and about.

I will be impressed if I get the letter as still waiting for post from 10 days ago.

OldUnit Sat 28-Mar-20 22:55:08

I agree also, my Mum is 70 and thoroughly convinced the media is blowing it out of all proportion and have a lot to answer to. She refuses to watch the news at all and I had to be really quite firm with her this week after I'd found she'd been out doing unnecessary shops to Aldi, there's bountiful food in the house!

Maybe this will strike home.

RandomMess Sat 28-Mar-20 22:55:26

Utter waste of money!!!!

tararabumdeay Sat 28-Mar-20 22:58:12

So that's every postie visiting every house on their round for the mailshot.

It's got to be one of the most effective ways of communicating a virus.

Travelledtheworld Sat 28-Mar-20 22:59:55

Government should have done this three weeks ago.
I was very busy with a family crisis and didn't watch the news, hadn't been on social media. Someone told me she was "Social distancing " and I didn't understand what she was talking about.
I have been waiting for something "official" to come through the door. But nothing.
Waffley Press Briefings on BBC 1 just haven't done the job, and there are still people who don't have mobile phones. Or who don't really know how to use them.

Think of the post staff having to sort and deliver. Putting them at risk. We watch the news we should understand what we need to do

FfsCorona Sat 28-Mar-20 23:01:38

How pointless, why not just do a tv broadcast?!

SentimentalKiller Sat 28-Mar-20 23:03:45

What a waste of money angry

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