Would you shop the neighbours?

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Would you shop you neighbours for breaking Coronavirus rules

Without question if they are breaking the rules
5
20%
Only certain neighbours I don't like very much or I want revenge on
5
20%
Never - I am not a snitch
15
60%
 
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Re: Would you shop the neighbours?

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lindal1000 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:06 pm
That's different because you had a specific responsibility in that situation. I don't have a responsibility to spy on my neighbours.

In your situation Crabtree, who did your report go to, and what action did they take?

Also to add, in your situation the rules are clear. In the situation in the UK the rules are far from clear and unless you knew the intimate movements of your neighbours I don't know how you would know whether the people in they were socialising with were outside of their bubble or from different families.
My situation was to report on how the match went, if there had been any incidents on the field and so on. I only report about spectators if there has been trouble, so technically I could have ignored it!
However, in order for football, and our lives to return to normal we must keep these rules until a vaccine is available.
So, I want to try to be as normal as possible. Therefore if people are selfish about this I am going to report them.
That applies as far as I am concerned to everything and everyone!

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exile..if my neighbours had a party of 200 people I think the noise would be enough!

We all use our judgements in these situations and everyone will reach a slightly different conclusion ...A lot depends on whether the rules are clear and whether they make sense and whether reporting it will make the situation better. I can see the logic in limiting gatherings but the 'rule of sex' to me seems daft ...so if I saw 8 neighbours talking in the street then I'd just walk on by...especially if they were just having a chat...Actually Patel's response was basically contradicted by the lawyers who said that chatting in the street wasn't illegal anyway..it is organised gatherings that are forbidden.

So to go back to your point exile..if people were making a load of noise in a big group then I might report them..but if 8 people entered a house and no one left I almost certainly wouldn't.

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I think it depends on circumstances,my next door neighbours have three children making them a family of five,However two of the kids have learning difficulties,and she doesn’t have the best mental health so she relies on her parents for help a lot. I wouldn’t dream of reporting them,but if they were having mates round for a drunken party then I would probably complain.

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I had to do some serious lifting and loading today, 18 x 20 litre bidons of petrole into 2 trolleys in a stuffy hot supermarket ( special offer at €14.99 per bidon-normally €24.99) - the mask had to come down to the chin after that, you just cannot keep re- breathing your own CO2! OH kept nagging me that the Intermarche Covid Patrol would throw me out so I reluctantly put it back up to get to the checkout, where we were pleasantly surprised that the fille de caisse had got the correct price for the offer!
And then all that into the truck and then from the truck to the barn - no need for a gym subscription around here!
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niemeyjt wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:29 pm

Obviously the specific Rule of Six is a UK thing - so to broaden the question let's talk about breaking whatever Coronavirus rules are in place.
Most posters seemed to have responded on the specific question of numbers of people, not the more general question asked.

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Most posters seemed to have responded on the specific question of numbers of people, not the more general question asked.
:) Perhaps because the answer to the more general question asked is "it depends".
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I answered the question. I had no thought whatsoever about what was happening in the UK, so my answer was general, not specific.

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Joinfrance wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:15 am
I answered the question. I had no thought whatsoever about what was happening in the UK, so my answer was general, not specific.
I should have added "who wrote a reply ".

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Tom wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:07 am
Most posters seemed to have responded on the specific question of numbers of people, not the more general question asked.
:) Perhaps because the answer to the more general question asked is "it depends".
Exactly

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Who exactly would you report it it to? The police have already said that they don't have the resources to take action, I doubt if they even have the resources to man the phone.

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