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Coronavirus: Third wave will 'wash up on our shores', warns Johnson

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Boris Johnson has warned the effects of a third wave of coronavirus will "wash up on our shores" from Europe.

The PM said: "On the continent right now you can see, sadly, there is a third wave under way.

"And people in this country should be under no illusions that previous experience has taught us that when a wave hits our friends, I'm afraid it washes up on our shores as well."

He added: "I expect we will feel those effects in due course. That's why we're getting on with our vaccination programme as fast as we can."
If it happens, I would see it more as a Fourth Wave in the UK .....

But why any wave should "wash up our shores", when, supposedly, the government has the pandemic under control, is a mystery .....
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If it happens, I would see it more as a Fourth Wave in the UK .....

But why any wave should "wash up our shores", when, supposedly, the government has the pandemic under control, is a mystery .....
Maybe it's a reference to those who to seems regularly finish up illegally 'washed up on our shores' in various ways and from various countries. I doubt they will have been either checked for or vaccinated against coronavirus. Some may be apprehended but how many are not?
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Oh for goodness sake....I'm so fed up of Boris's fear mongering. What else are we supposed to do? Maybe if he actually did something, then we wouldn't have any bloomin' waves crashing upon our shores! If I were him, I would make sure that everyone took a test from their home country before travelling, do another one upon arrival to here, and THEN if they were clear, be free to go. If the unfortunate travellers arrived here and tested positive, then they should be automatically quarantined (funded partially by them, partially by their country of origin) until they test negative.
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Maybe it's a reference to those who to seems regularly finish up illegally 'washed up on our shores' in various ways and from various countries. I doubt they will have been either checked for or vaccinated against coronavirus. Some may be apprehended but how many are not?
I think BJ's being metaphorical (it's more Churchillian ..... ) .....
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Oh for goodness sake....I'm so fed up of Boris's fear mongering. What else are we supposed to do? Maybe if he actually did something, then we wouldn't have any bloomin' waves crashing upon our shores! If I were him, I would make sure that everyone took a test from their home country before travelling, do another one upon arrival to here, and THEN if they were clear, be free to go. If the unfortunate travellers arrived here and tested positive, then they should be automatically quarantined (funded partially by them, partially by their country of origin) until they test negative.
Travellers should bring a valid vaccine passport, too .....
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Travellers should bring a valid vaccine passport, too .....
Oh wait, yes, that too! It wasn't the first thing I thought of since I have not had my jab yet *grumble, grumble* but yes...vaccine passport for definite.
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I think BJ's being metaphorical (it's more Churchillian ..... ) .....
Yes, I did realise it was more a 'play on words', however it's a serious comment I made about those who are 'washed up on our shores'. How many 'illegals' are not apprehended and go on to disappear into the 'black economy', possibly spreading coronavirus if they themselves are infected and nobody knows either way if that is the case or not.

'Churchillian', possibly but when he was prime minister for two terms in 194045 and 195155 I was a real 'youngster' during the first term and still one during the second. Following those years I was too busy with an apprenticeship, then married with two children to support, to be much interested in politics. Life was also much simpler in those days too, including politics.
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Re: Coronavirus: Third wave will 'wash up on our shores', warns Johnson

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I think BJ's being metaphorical (it's more Churchillian ..... ) .....
or Twelfth Night.

I understand him perfectly.
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or Twelfth Night.

I understand him perfectly.
So, we're in for a romantic comedy .....
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So, we're in for a romantic comedy .....
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