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Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 16:50 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 January 21 19:21 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this is going ahead at all or with the same gusto as last time.

The founder of Clap for Carers has distanced herself from the return under Clap for Heroes.  She and her family were threatened online for her efforts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55579680

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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 January 21 00:21 GMT (UK) »
Well we went out, nobody else went out. So we clapped quietly together and went back in.
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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 January 21 08:34 GMT (UK) »
NHS Staff don't need people clapping - they need a pay rise!
And more money for the NHS generally.

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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 January 21 08:54 GMT (UK) »
There has been a suggestion that we should all write, each Thursday, to our MP to ask them to support pay increases for the NHS and key workers, rather than clapping.

I believe this idea was put forward on Twitter by The Bootstrap Cook (Jack Monroe, who has written extensively regarding cooking whilst on a very tight budget)

"Why don't we tweet, email and write to our MPs en masse at 8pm every Thursday to ask them to do their bit to ensure frontline key and essential workers are paid a decent liveable wage instead. Sort of a #ThunderclapForCarers instead."


Anyhow, deal with that suggestion how you will, just information.
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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 January 21 09:28 GMT (UK) »
There has been a suggestion that we should all write, each Thursday, to our MP to ask them to support pay increases for the NHS and key workers, rather than clapping.

I believe this idea was put forward on Twitter by The Bootstrap Cook (Jack Monroe, who has written extensively regarding cooking whilst on a very tight budget)

"Why don't we tweet, email and write to our MPs en masse at 8pm every Thursday to ask them to do their bit to ensure frontline key and essential workers are paid a decent liveable wage instead. Sort of a #ThunderclapForCarers instead."


Anyhow, deal with that suggestion how you will, just information.

An excellent idea.
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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 January 21 09:29 GMT (UK) »
Despite living with an NHS "hero", I've never done this. I can't give myself to it - how many of those clapping voted for a party that has ravaged the NHS and has mismanaged this crisis so badly that it's brought the country's health service to the brink of collapse? How many of those clapping went to see their families over Christmas to help spread the virus and exacerbate the situation even further? How many of those clapping voted to leave the EU on the premise that the NHS would get 350m a week more and have now conveniently forgotten to press home those promises?

Also, the word "hero" is getting massively overused. If NHS staff are acting heroically it's because chronic under-resourcing has left them dangerously exposed. They are taking risks they shouldn't have to. Clapping on our doorsteps and calling them heroes feels insultingly short of what they deserve.

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There has been a suggestion that we should all write, each Thursday, to our MP to ask them to support pay increases for the NHS and key workers, rather than clapping.

I believe this idea was put forward on Twitter by The Bootstrap Cook (Jack Monroe, who has written extensively regarding cooking whilst on a very tight budget)

"Why don't we tweet, email and write to our MPs en masse at 8pm every Thursday to ask them to do their bit to ensure frontline key and essential workers are paid a decent liveable wage instead. Sort of a #ThunderclapForCarers instead."


Anyhow, deal with that suggestion how you will, just information.

... is what we should be doing.
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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 January 21 09:42 GMT (UK) »
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how many of those clapping voted for a party that has ravaged the NHS and has mismanaged this crisis so badly that it's brought the country's health service to the brink of collapse? How many of those clapping went to see their families over Christmas to help spread the virus and exacerbate the situation even further? How many of those clapping voted to leave the EU on the premise that the NHS would get 350m a week more and have now conveniently forgotten to press home those promises?

Not me.
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Re: Clap for Carers now under the name CLAP FOR HEROES.......
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 January 21 12:36 GMT (UK) »
Apparently people who work in the NHS have said that they don't want people going out clapping - they just want people to stick to the rules of lockdown, as that will help them far better.

As we are all meant to stay indoors, I can't see the point of people going outside, probably without masks and standing near neighbours. It would have been far better to have asked people to have opened windows and clapped from there!
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