What will be different following the Coronavirus?

I'm hoping the whole celebrity culture will be swept under the carpet - as people are now seeing their, and family's health is at risk - and certain priorities need to be made. I'm guessing many PR agents are pacing the rooms now trying to dream up ways of maintaining their client's relevence.

I expect the floodgates to soon open with many of them announcing how they have tested positive- and then engage in an ongoing commentary of their plight, and motivational plattitudes.

"Francesca....get me on the front pages...anything...I'll say I've been raped by a giraffe!"
"How about I get Corona and fear for my children?"

"Nah...Kerry Cantona did that last week...won't work"

"Bitch!"
What I'm really enjoying right now, is all the celebrity tips for how to survive lockdown. One was on the radio yesterday saying "you could read a book". Well F%$* me Sherlock, I would never have thought of that. Unlike you I have shelves of them, so I don't have to go shopping to buy one.
I really hope most of the Z listers find themselves out of work when this is all over.
 
There was a borrowing projection on the news the other night for how Rishy is going to pay everyone's wages and keep their businesses going. It was soaring up waaaaay over what the last five years have been, year on year.

But who's going to lend us the money? Every other country with a couple of brass farthings to rub together will all be spending their cash the same way we are, mostly, and looking to borrow themselves.
quantitive easing. Print cash. Only answer
 
I knew one of the scrotes in Lock, Stock & 2 Barrels.
Sorry, you said quotes.
Jake Abrams the smaller scouser has met me in a professional capacity.
Nicked him for shoplifting twice.
 
There was a borrowing projection on the news the other night for how Rishy is going to pay everyone's wages and keep their businesses going. It was soaring up waaaaay over what the last five years have been, year on year.

But who's going to lend us the money? Every other country with a couple of brass farthings to rub together will all be spending their cash the same way we are, mostly, and looking to borrow themselves.
Quantitative easing presumably, paying people's wages rather than chucking it at the banks for a change?
 
Quantitative easing presumably, paying people's wages rather than chucking it at the banks for a change?
yep. I’ve said it before in previous posts. Government basically cover the national payroll. I’m sure the Treasury will have already build a model and we will be discussing it with the septics
 

NSP

LE
Jake Abrams the smaller scouser has met me in a professional capacity.
Nicked him for shoplifting twice.
I doubt it.

Jake Abraham, on the other hand...
 

NSP

LE
quantitive easing. Print cash. Only answer
Too much of that will tank Sterling on the currency markets - an effective devaluation of the pound. All very Ted Heath.
 
Too much of that will tank Sterling on the currency markets - an effective devaluation of the pound. All very Ted Heath.
I completely agree but they will have no choice. It’s not an if, more of a when. We will see some kind of major intervention and it won’t be from that joke ‘the British Business Bank’
 
Someone who lives on my street, who my mrs has on FB currently "furious" her husband has just been deemd a ' key worker'.
Last week she was talking about him maybe being layed off etc...

Then she thought some sort of govt-funded holiday was on the cards.

Yep...these sorts walk amongst us.
 
I keep hearing from people about how quiet it is, how the roads are clear , its nice to spend time at home and the pace of life has calmed down over the lockdown period, hopefully people will realise that there is more to life than working all hours to afford to buy crap and a mortgage on a house you need to be away from 5 days out of 7 to pay for.
 
Doesn’t Brexit, Climate Change, Mental Health and the floods all seem so very long ago now?..
I think most people at this point in time couldn’t give a toss about these issues and are worried for themselves..
Where is Greta Thurnberg anyway? ( sorry couldn’t be bothered to check if I spelt her name correctly).
 
Doesn’t Brexit, Climate Change, Mental Health and the floods all seem so very long ago now?..
I think most people at this point in time couldn’t give a toss about these issues and are worried for themselves..
Where is Greta Thurnberg anyway? ( sorry couldn’t be bothered to check if I spelt her name correctly).
She's self identified as getting the Coronavirus
 
quantitive easing. Print cash. Only answer
What like they have been doing for the past decade

May be they will ditch some of the shit policies that have been in place since the towel stacker took over responsibility for the coffers - Help to Buy being one of them

Archie
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
I'd like to see the news outlets give actors a stiff ignoring when awards season rolls around, as frankly who cares what someone who gets paid to play make-believe thinks about politics? But as it stood at the beginning of 2020, news organs were covering acceptance speeches and rants by luvvies as though it was something of earth-shattering consequence. Guess what, it isn't, and I hope that the entertainment sections of newspapers are pared back to a half-page, right above the personal ads and escort ads.
Unfortunately the broadcast media regard the luvvies as 'one of their own' and use their news propaganda departments as a way of promoting the luvvies interests - just as BBC news 'just happen' to interview people who have a new book/album/film coming out under the guise of 'news' and spend twenty minutes gushing how terrible it is that some journo got snubbed or spoke to harshly, just after the 10-12 seconds they used to give to a Soldier losing their life in action...
 
Unfortunately the broadcast media regard the luvvies as 'one of their own' and use their news propaganda departments as a way of promoting the luvvies interests - just as BBC news 'just happen' to interview people who have a new book/album/film coming out under the guise of 'news' and spend twenty minutes gushing how terrible it is that some journo got snubbed or spoke to harshly, just after the 10-12 seconds they used to give to a Soldier losing their life in action...
To me, entertainment "news" should be about upcoming movies or television shows that might spark an interest in potential viewers, but instead we have some silly actor harping on about the fate of the snail darter as they come on television to plug their latest DOA film. There are a lot of people who recognise that actors are puffed-up self-important non-entities and tune them out. Would that the networks and news outlets wake up to that fact.

But that being said, if it turns out that there's been a sex tape leaked of Jennifer Aniston in a lez-off with Kate Upton, then I definitely want breaking reports and all the detail possible.
 
To me, entertainment "news" should be about upcoming movies or television shows that might spark an interest in potential viewers, but instead we have some silly actor harping on about the fate of the snail darter as they come on television to plug their latest DOA film. There are a lot of people who recognise that actors are puffed-up self-important non-entities and tune them out. Would that the networks and news outlets wake up to that fact.

But that being said, if it turns out that there's been a sex tape leaked of Jennifer Aniston in a lez-off with Kate Upton, then I definitely want breaking reports and all the detail possible.
Very few of the current bunch are actually interesting, and it's apparent they have no war stories to tell.

Now compare that with say a David Niven interview, or Mel Brooks on Parkinson.
 

Niamac

GCM
quantitive easing. Print cash. Only answer
The rating agency Fitch have noticed that and have downgraded the UK accordingly. All the borrowing promised by the government will be more expensive. The other answer is that we are all going to have pay rather more tax but we've been living beyond our means for decades. This country has the capability of doing a lot better than it currently does but I don't hold out much hope for this with Johnson and his terracotta cabinet in charge.

Could be worse we could have Trump.
 

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