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    With the recent hit of bad weather, is it about time that the people of Britain receive a winter pack for the next few months? This would be paid by the taxpayer (only an extra pound) and only eligible to only those who work. The winter pack would contain the following in a large rucksack (colours can be picked):



    - Thermal gloves
    - Facemask
    - Long johns/leotard
    - Woolly hat
    - Scarf
    - Torch
    - Blowtorch
    - Ice scraper
    - Flask
    - Rain Mac
    - Thermal coat
    - Thermal vest
    - Thermal socks
    - Boots
    - Goggles


    It would also come with a shovel and 250kg of grit for those with a driveway. For an extra amount of money, you can apply for your own grit bin outside the house.

    Discuss.
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    (Original post by CountMancula)
    With the recent hit of bad weather, is it about time that the people of Britain receive a winter pack for the next few months? This would be paid by the taxpayer (only an extra pound) and only eligible to only those who work. The winter pack would contain the following in a large rucksack (colours can be picked):



    - Thermal gloves
    - Facemask
    - Long johns/leotard
    - Woolly hate
    - Scarf
    - Torch
    - Blowtorch
    - Ice scraper
    - Flask
    - Rain Mac
    - Thermal coat
    - Thermal vest
    - Thermal socks
    - Goggles


    It would also come with a shovel and 250kg of grit for those with a driveway. For an extra amount of money, you can apply for your own grit bin outside the house.

    Discuss.
    You think you could get all of that for £1?

    250kg is a lot by the way, it's a quarter of a tonne...are you sure you mean that much?

    This is totally unnecessary, most people wouldn't even want all of this stuff, those who do want/need it should buy it for themself. This would have a huge extra cost on the taxpayer, at a time when the country is already short of money...
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    Don't you think those who need it most would be those who don't work (ie homeless, elderly, children, etc)? :facepalm:
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    Provide everyone, yet only avaliable to those who work?
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    I have my doubts this seems very necessary. This is not Antarctica.
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    (Original post by M_E_X)
    You think you could get all of that for £1?

    250kg is a lot by the way, it's a quarter of a tonne...are you sure you mean that much?

    This is totally unnecessary, most people wouldn't even want all of this stuff, those who do want/need it should buy it for themself. This would have a huge extra cost on the taxpayer, at a time when the country is already short of money...
    It's £1 per month for a number of years. Yes, 250kg is a lot but grit is used daily during bad weather.

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    Don't you think those who need it most would be those who don't work (ie homeless, elderly, children, etc)? :facepalm:
    Well the person can offer a service to someone else. Elderly could get a different pack?

    (Original post by sav)
    Provide everyone, yet only avaliable to those who work?
    Yes. Scroungers get nothing I'm afraid.
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    MUAHAHAHA!!

    The plan to kill off all disabled people, children, pensioners, pregnant women and unfortunate people made redundant by starving them of supplies in the winter is finally coming together! :colone:
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    MUAHAHAHA!!

    The plan to kill all disabled people, children, pensioners, pregnant women and unfortunate people made redundant is finally coming together! :woo:




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    I disklike the format of your post. Pointless.
    It's hardly going to kill them, is it? This is a pack that is CONVINIENT but not a full on lifesaver.
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    nope
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    who needs goggles and a blowtorch?!
    People who need them could just buy them themselves, would be much simpler.
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    (Original post by CountMancula)
    It's £1 per month for a number of years.
    So now you want to force people to pay for something they don't need?
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    who needs goggles and a blowtorch?!
    People who need them could just buy them themselves, would be much simpler.
    You may not need everything in the pack, but some of it may come in useful during the winter months.

    (Original post by Broderss)
    So now you want to force people to pay for something they don't need?
    It's optional.
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    (Original post by CountMancula)
    I disklike the format of your post. Pointless.
    It's hardly going to kill them, is it? This is a pack that is CONVINIENT but not a full on lifesaver.

    Wow.. relax.

    I was being over dramatic for humour.




    Seriously? You couldn't figure that out for yourself? :/
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    (Original post by CountMancula)
    It's optional.
    Kind of like how stuff is available to buy in stores if you ever need it?

    Will this pack be somewhat subsidised or is it merely a subscription service to make paying for these goods more manageable? Will the government make any money out of this service?
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    Wow.. relax.

    I was being over dramatic for humour.




    Seriously? You couldn't figure that out for yourself? :/
    "Chill out, don't have a cow" - David Brent
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    Those things aren't necessary at all. It's not like the snow is causing deaths and serious accidents. People would be paying for something completely redundant.
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    Great. More evidence for how the people in the UK are getting weaker and weaker with each generation.

    I hardly see the need to provide everyone in the UK with a blow torch. Do they even have schemes like this in far colder countries like Canada?
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    (Original post by CountMancula)
    Facemask
    This is western Europe, we don't get arctic winds, your extremeties will not fall off from frostbite on the way to buy milk.

    Woolly hate
    Is that an angry sheep or something?

    Blowtorch
    Presumably in case this snow necessitates some amateur metalwork.

    Goggles
    These are to go over the facemask, right?


    a shovel and 250kg of grit for those with a driveway.
    Brilliant. My driveway shall be 5 parts gravel to 1 part salt.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    Kind of like how stuff is available to buy in stores if you ever need it?

    Will this pack be somewhat subsidised or is it merely a subscription service to make paying for these goods more manageable? Will the government make any money out of this service?
    Yes, you can buy it. Or you can get the pack and recieve everything in one rucksack along with grit.
    Subscription under contract.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    This is western Europe, we don't get arctic winds, your extremeties will not fall off from frostbite on the way to buy milk.


    Is that an angry sheep or something?


    Presumably in case this snow necessitates some amateur metalwork.


    These are to go over the facemask, right?


    a shovel and 250kg of grit for those with a driveway.
    Brilliant. My driveway shall be 5 parts gravel to 1 part salt.[/QUOTE]
    You made me laugh.
 
 
 
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