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I see a need for a new thread, there's so much material lining up.

Boris and his evil henchman, if we may. Days since the coup: 205

The existence of Cummings does not excuse Boris, of course. If you ever hear Boris say "Cummings fooled me, I thought he was pure but look what happened", do not believe him - the two of them are equally guilty.

Right.

Northern Ireland? The best Northern Ireland Secretary since Mo Mowlam, fired in the reshuffle. His crime? Refusing perpetual immunity from murder investigation and charges to British government employees, an all-embracing term covering the armed forces, the police and the shadowy secret bits. He rated a combination of re-opening Stormont and plain natural justice above partisan posturing. Well done him. He's been ignominiously returned to the back-benches as a result.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, no less. Fire every one of your non-civil-service political advisers or leave the job. A very good policy if only it were done throughout Westminster but no, that's not what it meant. What it meant was "and work with whoever Cummings appoints as new non-civil-service political advisers from now on, who will take their orders directly from Number 10" [1]. The Chancellor of the Exchequer refused, having a backbone and shreds of dignity to protect despite being a Conservative to start with. Well done him. He's been returned to the back-benches as a result, the contentious Treasury advisers have consequently all been sacked and the replacement cardboard Chancellor has had all his new non-civil-service political advisers appointed by Number 10 from where they will of course now take their orders.

I had a third one but it's slipping my mind on account of extreme man-flu. Ah - wait for it... Umm... holiday in Mustique? Boris claiming a £15,000 donation to his holiday fund from some financier? And the financier saying cobblers, all I did was swap weeks on a timeshare for a different week later in the year, because I'm a pious helpful soul destined to sing praises to the Lord once I shed this mortal frame?

So, if the chap with the timeshare apartment week didn't pay for Boris Plus One taking time out on the Island of the Super-Rich, and Boris didn't pay for it (because he's no more Super-Rich than Disraeli was), who did? Boris won't say. Boris is unapproachable on the whole subject. I do so hope it turns out to have been a friend of Rupert Murdoch.



1: Do excuse me, I've only just seen the official description: "accept a pooled unit of advisers shared between No 10 and No 11". I do hope nobody reeds that as answering to anyone other than Number 10 though.
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We are in the middle of a right wing takeover of this country. It's like living through a very bad political thriller. Now they are going to go after the judiciary for daring to rule that the prime minister cannot prorogue parliament to prevent it debating and voting on important issues.

Meanwhile in rhe far north of the united kingdom (as opposed the the fake up north which seems to stop at newcastle) labour as well as thories become even more irrelevant.

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My word these people are slow and reluctant.



Prompting fresh questions over the prime minister’s probity, the parliamentary commissioner for standards decided last week to pursue an official inquiry into Johnson amid unanswered questions over the identity of the donor who lent him a property on the island of Mustique over new year. It is the first time a serving prime minister has been investigated by the commissioner, who is responsible for regulating MPs’ conduct and propriety.

The development means that three high-level inquiries are under way into allegations surrounding Johnson’s conduct, including his relationship with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri. A source with intimate knowledge of the most recent inquiry, but who requested anonymity, said: “These are serious issues which need to be properly investigated.”

Parliamentary watchdog to investigate Johnson’s Caribbean holiday

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So, the Prime Minister is now in hospital.

The difference between Dick Dastardly and Boris Johnson has been paper-thin for some while. I could easily believe his persona has remained unchanged since he learned to walk. I would however not wish him a moment's illness and I hope he fully recovers in the least possible time.

The comparability of Muttley to Michael Gove is equally entrenched. The road he walks is not even paved with good intentions, it is paved with a repellent self-admiration and blind ambition. The single exception in the comparison is that Michael Gove is a backstabbing rogue while Muttley was likeable.

I would not like to see Mr Gove become Prime Minister. I would like to see Boris back in Number 10 until 2024. In both cases these desires are in the nation's interest. Switching horses mid-race is not a good idea, least of all to a morally deficient chancer.
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spot;1531924 wrote:
So, the Prime Minister is now in hospital.

The difference between Dick Dastardly and Boris Johnson has been paper-thin for some while. I could easily believe his persona has remained unchanged since he learned to walk. I would however not wish him a moment's illness and I hope he fully recovers in the least possible time.

The comparability of Muttley to Michael Gove is equally entrenched. The road he walks is not even paved with good intentions, it is paved with a repellent self-admiration and blind ambition. The single exception in the comparison is that Michael Gove is a backstabbing rogue while Muttley was likeable.

I would not like to see Mr Gove become Prime Minister. I would like to see Boris back in Number 10 until 2024. In both cases these desires are in the nation's interest. Switching horses mid-race is not a good idea, least of all to a morally deficient chancer.



The Prime Minister is now in intensive care and Dominic Raab is in charge.
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The Prime Minister is once again weathering a storm of public opinion, this time about scandalously lying. Claiming to have been assured there was no Christmas party last year at number 10, and that no rules had been broken even if there had been one, is just a shameful abandonment of responsibility. This time there's no Cummings to ditch when things get too hot.

Should we reach the point where the blonde bombshell gets turfed out of office, I've changed my mind about his successor. Michael Gove would definitely fit the spirit of the times and add to our sense of national gaiety. The fact that he's always been an untrustworthy slimeball shouldn't deter his party in the slightest from appointing him.
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spot wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:39 am The Prime Minister is once again weathering a storm of public opinion, this time about scandalously lying. Claiming to have been assured there was no Christmas party last year at number 10, and that no rules had been broken even if there had been one, is just a shameful abandonment of responsibility. This time there's no Cummings to ditch when things get too hot.

Should we reach the point where the blonde bombshell gets turfed out of office, I've changed my mind about his successor. Michael Gove would definitely fit the spirit of the times and add to our sense of national gaiety. The fact that he's always been an untrustworthy slimeball shouldn't deter his party in the slightest from appointing him.
It's interesting how the Media's portrayal of this has gradually changed as more 'evidence' has come to light. First of all it was described as a "Wild Party", which then changed to a "Quiz Night" and then to a "Casual Business Gathering in the Garden".

To all intents & purposes this was merely the Staff at #10 (not Ministers, as the Media are implying) who have been working together all day, every day, staying behind after work for a bit of Socialising. Nothing had really changed regarding gatherings. They were still in their Work Bubble.

Meanwhile it is telling that the Media makes no mention of the ACTUAL Party going on at Starmer's place.
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I'm left wondering how you think they ought to have had a meal. To call that a party is absurd.

"Keir was in the workplace, meeting a local MP in her constituency office and participating in an online Labour Party event. They paused for dinner as the meeting was during the evening."? That's a party? Seriously?

The evening indoor booze and nibbles at Downing Street, by contrast, finished after midnight with hangovers the next day, was most definitely a party and a year later the prats were still laughing about it with a practice news camera recording them. I don't mind the blatant deceit and lying so much as the incompetent exercise of private law, or "privilege".
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FourPart wrote: Sat Dec 25, 2021 3:01 am
spot wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:39 am The Prime Minister is once again weathering a storm of public opinion, this time about scandalously lying. Claiming to have been assured there was no Christmas party last year at number 10, and that no rules had been broken even if there had been one, is just a shameful abandonment of responsibility. This time there's no Cummings to ditch when things get too hot.

Should we reach the point where the blonde bombshell gets turfed out of office, I've changed my mind about his successor. Michael Gove would definitely fit the spirit of the times and add to our sense of national gaiety. The fact that he's always been an untrustworthy slimeball shouldn't deter his party in the slightest from appointing him.
It's interesting how the Media's portrayal of this has gradually changed as more 'evidence' has come to light. First of all it was described as a "Wild Party", which then changed to a "Quiz Night" and then to a "Casual Business Gathering in the Garden".

To all intents & purposes this was merely the Staff at #10 (not Ministers, as the Media are implying) who have been working together all day, every day, staying behind after work for a bit of Socialising. Nothing had really changed regarding gatherings. They were still in their Work Bubble.

Meanwhile it is telling that the Media makes no mention of the ACTUAL Party going on at Starmer's place.
https://skwawkbox.org/2021/12/21/video- ... -lockdown/
That’s at least two, if not three, different events - not one event with different descriptions applied as you imply.

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