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Would you spy on your neighbour's breaking the 6 person rule?

would you call police?

Would you have a quiet word?

saytheword
18 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198418 days ago

If they going to pay me of course I would with the amount in my street and area doing it

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Golfforall
Golfforall18 days ago

Wouldn't spy ,count etc . But if they are obviously taking the mick - then yes I would . A quiet word -then if it carried on I would have no problem with reporting them .

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TheChimp
TheChimp18 days ago

We only have two families of absolute idiots in our cul-de-sac and I'd report them in an instant. They continuously broke the law during lockdown having BBQs and garden parties and it really got on my moobs.

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angelik
angelik18 days ago

I wouldn't actively spy on my neighbours, but if I saw them breaking the rules, I think I would report them. More action needs to be taken against the people that are flouting the rules.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold18 days ago

I don't pay enough attention to my neighbours to notice visitors tbh. No, I wouldn't tho, if I did notice. I think the Police are stretched enough already before the pandemic without having to deal with endless people now phoning & snitching on their neighbours.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc16 days ago

Especially with the new license like 007 had.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2218 days ago

I would never spy on my neighbours, I feel like people deserve their own privacy and I don't do to people what I would not like done to myself

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nina090976
nina09097618 days ago

No,I wouldnt spy on anyone.Such a scary thought,people are willing to monitor others movements,I'm really lucky I've not had anyone local to me that disregarded the covid advice,too busy with kids&life to even notice anyone else's movements.The best move people can do is look after their health and look out for others....

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Username44902
Username4490217 days ago

No I have other issues with mental health that also need attending to from time to time. Love and variety is key. I don't want to be like everyone else

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ACR
ACR16 days ago

Unless they start digging ditches at 2 o'clock in the morning, I probably wouldn't notice what they get up to ⛏️

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2516 days ago

It all sounds very 1984! Nazi Germany used this as a method of monitoring citizens. It is none of my business what other people get up to.Everyone needs to be responsible for themselves

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc16 days ago

Ditto. Plus, when I'm in the country side and my neighbor is eating outside we sometimes join him and his friends on drinking and eating since he invites.

I ain't one to live in fear. And neither to snitch on others if they're having a get together or a party.

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Johnny
Johnny16 days ago

There's a famous quotation:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

That in its earliest form was by John Stuart Mill, who said in 1867: “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”

And therein lies the rub😊

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2516 days ago
“Fear-based denunciations are motivated by a perceived threat against individual or common safety," "Traditionally, they’ve been targeted against a group — outsiders, immigrants — but in this case people are afraid of a virus, so it’s less clear-cut.”Bergemann, an assistant professor of organizations and strategy at the University of Chicago, said that fear-based snitching is often also tainted by spite, with many attempting to settle old scores by filing reports — including false ones — against rivals.“In Nazi Germany, an estimated 42 percent of the denunciations were false. Authorities debated changing the system, but they ultimately decided to keep it because it was great for keeping everyone in line.”Historian Jean-Marc Berlière, who extensively researched the denunciations that were filed by up to a million Frenchmen during the period of Nazi occupation, said that situations in which snitching was encouraged tended to bring out the worst in people.Even in a critical moment when defying stay-at-home orders can constitute "irresponsible, even criminal" behavior, Berlière said governments should beware of promoting behavior for which “France still pays dearly.”“What can appear to be a civic gesture … can ultimately be morally reprehensible,” he said.
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Johnny
Johnny16 days ago

gerrykelly25 I'd agree with Berliere I think. Snitching on your neighbours should only be done in extreme circumstances. Most of the time minding your own business is the best policy. Not always though.

I'd certainly interfere if I heard a neighbour beating up his wife, or saw him kicking the hell out of a dog or his kids.

If you report your neighbours, I think you should expect them to know (or find out) that it was you who did so. Reporting them could ruin your relationship with them (and with your other neighbours) for life.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2516 days ago

Johnny yes, fully agree

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Mick82
Mick8216 days ago

I live close to some unsavoury characters and have no doubt if I reported them my windows would pay the price.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9016 days ago

Perhaps, no, no.

What about you saytheword?

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Johnny
Johnny16 days ago

I was once on the Management Committee of a housing estate.

We used to get lots of complaints from residents moaning about their neighbours, demanding that the committee (all unpaid volunteers) deal with it for them.

We introduced a new rule. Only signed complaints made in writing would be considered by the committee - and complainants were required to state on the Complaint Form what action they had already taken to deal with the complaint themselves.

Suddenly there were no more complaints. Funny that.

The bottom line is - if you're not prepared to do any of the dirty work yourself, you shouldn't expect others to do it for you.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc16 days ago

If you're that type of person, what a sad person you are.

But, hey if you enjoy 1984 then go for it.

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Pjran
Pjran16 days ago

I would like to think most people would abide by the regulations but if they didn’t I’m not sure I could report them.

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