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'Wales Is Closed’: Wealthy Londoners Told
to Stay Away from Countryside

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/25/2020 3:17:12 PM

The government has told city dwellers to not break travel restrictions by going to their second homes, with coastal and rural communities becoming increasingly frustrated at being overrun by wealthy coronavirus refugees. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government laid out that Britons should remain in their “primary residence”, and not travel to their “second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar”. The guidance explained: “Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.” Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove gave a stern warning to second-home owners on Sky News on Tuesday,


More overly entitled elites ignoring "stay at home" orders and spreading illness to places ill-equipped to handle it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 3/25/2020 3:21:27 PM (No. 357822)
Playing devils advocate, then taxes need be lessened too.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/25/2020 4:01:55 PM (No. 357870)
I wondered out loud yesterday what might happen if this were a disease with 50% mortality rate instead of more like 1% mortality rate. This sort of "don't come here" thing is what I guessed might happen. How many are happy that NYC, with it's highest in the nation concentration of the disease has people leaving and traveling elsewhere, apparently bringing it with them? At the 1% level, magnanimity is easy. At 50%, that sort of frays a bit, I would imagine. Thankfully we are NOT facing that kind of choice. I hope that NYC "flee-ers" will follow the recommendation to self-quarantine for 14 days at their new location.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/25/2020 4:19:21 PM (No. 357887)
I don't care what the mortality rate is. If I own a home NOBODY can tell me not to live in it. Try to put me out.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/25/2020 4:21:04 PM (No. 357888)
This is a tough one, but people have a right to access their property. We had our homestead/refuge for six years while still living in LA. We had a simple camping cabin, but it was stocked with long-term food and supplies. It was our designated bug-out for situations such as this. TK even kept fresh gasoline stored to take with us in case gas was unavailable to make the 600 miles. No government edict would have kept us from reaching the safety that we had prepared. Our subdivision is 6,000 acres with 60 parcels ranging from 40 to 160 acres. We have about 20 full time resident families and another dozen summer and weekenders with some really nice second homes. The other parcels are investment properties. Almost all of our summer people live in SF or the greater Bay Area. Half of them have come up, bringing their own supplies, and are welcomed. We are happy our friends and neighbors are safe. We are not visiting around, either. Our county is geographically challenging and sparsely populated. Our county seat population is only 15,000; with 90,000 in the whole county. Our permanent summer people don't impact our local resources in the same way the elites of London and New York impact small vacation towns out of season. They also do not have the entitlement attitude or disdain for the locals. Rather than a problem of second home ownership, it is a disease of the soul. It would be wonderful if today's modern elites had a wider societal awareness, but that is not human nature. Perhaps this gross manifestation of their selfishness breaks the spell of their "special-ness" and there is a societal reevaluation of their true worth.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/25/2020 5:46:43 PM (No. 357975)
Wouldn't want wealthy Londoners coming into the communities spending a bunch of money. Just not as desirable as the muslims with their machetes.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter 3/25/2020 10:43:13 PM (No. 358145)
Yes #5, I can see you know what is going on in those bucolic little English villages. What is funny are the most elite family which is the Royal family are basically city dwellers too who have gone to their rural hideaways !
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/26/2020 2:03:16 AM (No. 358232)
Does anyone think wealthy Londoners would actually stay away from the countryside? They're special and entitled to do whatever they please just like the ones in the U.S.A.
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