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coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

they're! going! to! fly! a! "Thank You NHS!" Spitfire! Over several hospitals in my region! to thank the NHS!

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

They painted "THANK U NHS" on a Spitfire!!!!!!

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coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

I think it's very fucked up that it is a labour of love for British people to actively maintain horrendous engines of war in working order with great affection

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coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

you could learn everything about the British Condition by studying the rich semiotics of the Thank U NHS Spitfire

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coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex deeply cursed

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@alex I know this is stupid for many reasons, but I'm pretty sure that we only got the NHS after WW2.

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex can someone tell me what part of the political compass this is on? Im lost

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@awfulawfulthings it's all over the "British" axis

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex Yeah, it's a bit weird isn't it? :blobhyperthink:

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex a German friend in the 90s said "he wasn't as much offended by this but perplexed - people in Britain carry on as if WW II era and the 1950s was the only time anything decent ever happened in your country"

Even when I grew up in the 1970s it seemed like folk were still fighting WW II in their own heads (on top of the Cold War) and it was like that until the early 90s..

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@vfrmedia @alex Germans do this 50s nostalgia too. The era of the Wirtschaftswunder is treated the same way Brits and Americans view the 50s

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex gotta stay relevant somehow (I hope this is not why we're leaving the EU -.-)

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@flacs @alex

(This is totally why we're leaving the EU.)

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good,swearing, caps 

@alex *imagine me screaming an infinite series of FUCKFUCKFUCKS into a Scream Hole so big it could swollow the sun*

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex britain once again having a normal one

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex how much does this cost

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@a_breakin_glass unclear, but they're raising donations for it and the article says they've raised £80,000 recently (ambiguously phrased, but it seems it was already making flights before raising that amount)

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex 80k?,,,why don't people donate that much to the NHS,,,

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@a_breakin_glass @alex No idea, but apparently it's by this lot? They just happened to already have the plane and they "just" painted it and took it out of the shed and then it turned into a whole thing.

aircraftrestorationcompany.com

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@a_breakin_glass @alex Just did a tiny big more digging, the JustGiving page is here: justgiving.com/fundraising/nhs

Apparently it all goes to nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/ (charity number 1186569)

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@stolas it's nice that they're giving it to charity.

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@alex @stolas It is, but that then ties into the larger point of the NHS shouldn't be a fucking charity, it's supposed to be fully funded out of taxpayer fucking money but fucking SOME cockwombles keep underfunding it and selling bits off which is REAL fucking fantastic in the middle of a FUCKING pandemic and

given that I am sharing this webbed sight with USians, amongst others, I am trying very hard to stay away from the C word, as it hits different the other side of the pond, so will stop here

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex Spitfires are hella cool and they make a cracking noise though

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex What the actual fuck.

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@alex it's a bit ham fisted but i think defeating Hitler was a good thing

coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good 

@jospanner @alex

The reason that fascists "defending" Churchill's statue can give Nazi salutes without any sense of conflict is because the English public widely sees itself as having defeated "The Germans" rather than any particular ideology

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