Political Bollocks

Jacobus

War Hero
That's all very well but how many hard boiled eggs can he swallow at one sitting?
(if you haven't seen the film that will make no sense at all)
Sorry to be picky. Different actors ?
Paul Newman. Coolhand “Guess I was just killing time Captain” Luke.
Steve McQueen. Virgil Hiltz. Just Hiltz. Or was it the other way round ?
I’ll get my coat.
 
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fishhead

War Hero
Am I the only one who doesn't give a fuck where he went to ride out his and his family's self isolation. I am not affronted or confused nor do I think the small episode that is dominating(no pun intended) today's news is of any great importance in the grand scheme of things.
I will say something though. This subject fulfills the topic title of "Political Bollocks"
 

Sumo

War Hero
Am I the only one who doesn't give a **** where he went to ride out his and his family's self isolation. I am not affronted or confused nor do I think the small episode that is dominating(no pun intended) today's news is of any great importance in the grand scheme of things.
I will say something though. This subject fulfills the topic title of "Political Bollocks"
That be what happens when your Mr popular? Not.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Am I the only one who doesn't give a **** where he went to ride out his and his family's self isolation. I am not affronted or confused nor do I think the small episode that is dominating(no pun intended) today's news is of any great importance in the grand scheme of things.
I will say something though. This subject fulfills the topic title of "Political Bollocks"

The difference being that he was, as I understand it, one of the main movers for the lock in policy.
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
The difference being that he was, as I understand it, one of the main movers for the lock in policy.
Wait a minute! I thought he was happy to let all the old people die rather than impose a lockdown. Which is it? The public have a right to know.
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
But then according to this article I am right.


So which is it or could it all just be a load of old balls from “people familiar with the matter” who actually know sweet FA but want to drip feed rubbish to the papers which gullible idiots will then swallow and post online?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
This Dominic Cummings media frenzy is getting on my nerves now, there's a gaggle of journalists on the box now discussing what he might say when he comes on himself in 15 minutes.

Just wait for 15 minutes FFS, then we can have 15 days of even more media frenzy!!:rolleyes:
 
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Some Funnies fae DT


"Don't tell him your name, Reverend Pike!"

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Anyone willing to share a Tenner each way on @soleil ??










Ermmm - Just asking for a friend, BTW...
 

PedlarP

Lantern Swinger
An oppo in the UK sent me this, apologies if you've seen it elsewhere.

A "Dominic Cummings" is now a golfing term.
It's a really long drive that goes way out of bounds, but there's no penalty.

It made I laugh it did.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
As Donald Trump hides in his bunker the normal saying which applies to him is turned on its head:

The lights are off but somebody's home.


 

Sumo

War Hero
the government gives sound reasoning not to release with the current USA issues with street violence.
New opposition leader demands release of report, finger on pulse, not?


 

Sumo

War Hero
We the opposition party will aid the government in the fight against the hidden enemy, the Covid 19 virus, unless we can score some political points against the government then all bets are of and we will willingly stab you in the back at every opportunity we get.

Sir Keir Starmer has adopted a fairly clinical, restrained, analytical approach so far, and a lot of Labour MPs believe it has paid dividends - forcing Boris Johnson to concentrate on detail where he's not so comfortable.

What we get today though is a significant raising in the stakes.

The Labour leader is now, in effect, saying that Boris Johnson will be personally culpable if there is a rise in infections, if virus spreads or if there is an increase in deaths because of his handling of the easing of the lockdown - which he frankly thinks has been mishandled.

Sir Keir says the PM has rushed the test and trace scheme out, has ended shielding too suddenly, there's been conflicting messages, and, of course, there has been the blow to public confidence from the Dominic Cummings saga. (must add that little nugget in)

Some in Labour take the view that this should have been Sir Keir’s approach all along - that actually he's been a bit bloodless and let Boris Johnson off the hook.

But the thinking of Team Starmer is that Boris Johnson is one of those politicians who always manages to evade responsibility.

They would argue that has been evident in this crisis by the fact he has been able to hide behind the scientists or been able to express regret for what has happened in care homes while somehow distancing the government from any responsibility.

So, what they want to do is to pin the blame very directly on Boris Johnson for the mistakes they believe will be shown to have been made in the coronavirus outbreak, and which have already led to us having the highest death rate in Europe.
 
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