Political Bollocks

Sumo

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RUTH Davidson has been urged to order her MPs to vote against Boris Johnson’s plan to cut income tax for the wealthy south of the border.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said the Scottish Tory leader needed to tell her 13-strong group in Westminster to block the “outrageous” proposal.
After Brexiteer Boris Johnson, the current front-runner in the race to become prime minister, has pledged a tax cut for workers earning over £50,000.
They also said it could cost Scottish high earners £8,000 per year, don’t the Scottish parliament control their own taxes?
 
RUTH Davidson has been urged to order her MPs to vote against Boris Johnson’s plan to cut income tax for the wealthy south of the border.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said the Scottish Tory leader needed to tell her 13-strong group in Westminster to block the “outrageous” proposal.
After Brexiteer Boris Johnson, the current front-runner in the race to become prime minister, has pledged a tax cut for workers earning over £50,000.
They also said it could cost Scottish high earners £8,000 per year, don’t the Scottish parliament control their own taxes?
They do control taxes north of the border. Usual SNP bluster. What MacKay really meant was "we have not passed on the increased starting point for higher rate of income tax. Therefore any corresponding increase in NI payments (which are not devolved) will result in increased taxes for higher earners". SNP have to rely on the Greens to get their budget passed. They are against people earning a decent wage so opposed matching the threshold increase in the last two Scottish budgets. Anyone earning more than £27k a year in Scotland pays more tax than the rest of the UK. FIne for the layabout SNP voters but not for people aspiring to do better for themselves.
 

Ballistic

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Liberal Democrats form new breakaway party to escape Chuka Umunna

Umunna, who announced he was joining the party this morning, is expected to arrive at his first meeting to find nobody there but him.

“This will be normal for both Chuka and the Lib Dems, so we’re not expecting him to notice for several days that the back door to Liberal Democrat HQ has been left open and we’ve taken all the milk out of the fridge,” insiders told us.

Full story here:
https://newsthump.com/2019/06/14/liberal-democrats-form-new-breakaway-party-to-escape-chuka-umunna/
 

Exprop

Lantern Swinger
I came across this quotation today from Max Hastings who was Boris Johnson's former editor at the Daily Telegraph. I thought it probably the most vitriolic personal assessment I have read.

"Most politicians are ambitious and ruthless, but Boris is a gold medal egomaniac. I would not trust him with my wife nor – from painful experience – my wallet. It is unnecessary to take any moral view about his almost crazed infidelities, but it is hard to believe that any man so conspicuously incapable of controlling his own libido is fit to be trusted with controlling the country.
His chaotic public persona is not an act – he is, indeed, manically disorganised about everything except his own image management. He is also a far more ruthless, and frankly nastier, figure than the public appreciates.
I would not take Boris's word about whether it is Monday or Tuesday.
He is not a man to believe in, to trust or respect, save as a superlative exhibitionist. He is bereft of judgment, loyalty and discretion. Only in the star-crazed, frivolous Britain of the 21st century could such a man have risen so high, and he is utterly unfit to go higher still'.
 

Sumo

War Hero
I came across this quotation today from Max Hastings who was Boris Johnson's former editor at the Daily Telegraph. I thought it probably the most vitriolic personal assessment I have read.

"Most politicians are ambitious and ruthless, but Boris is a gold medal egomaniac. I would not trust him with my wife nor – from painful experience – my wallet. It is unnecessary to take any moral view about his almost crazed infidelities, but it is hard to believe that any man so conspicuously incapable of controlling his own libido is fit to be trusted with controlling the country.
His chaotic public persona is not an act – he is, indeed, manically disorganised about everything except his own image management. He is also a far more ruthless, and frankly nastier, figure than the public appreciates.
I would not take Boris's word about whether it is Monday or Tuesday.
He is not a man to believe in, to trust or respect, save as a superlative exhibitionist. He is bereft of judgment, loyalty and discretion. Only in the star-crazed, frivolous Britain of the 21st century could such a man have risen so high, and he is utterly unfit to go higher still'.
It seems to have happened in USA, Russia, North Korea & China, now UK as a potential??? Waiting in the wings.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
The signs were all there:

The X Factor.
Mrs Brown's Boys voted best comedy.
Love Island.
Boaty McBoatface.
Boris Johnson potential Prime Minister.


 

Stirlin

War Hero
'' He is not a man to believe in, to trust or respect, save as a superlative exhibitionist. He is bereft of judgment, loyalty and discretion. Only in the star-crazed, frivolous Britain of the 21st century could such a man have risen so high, and he is utterly unfit to go higher still'.

Good profile of Max Hastings.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
In case you missed the debate last night, this is pretty much what it was like all the way through:


There you go, that saves you watching it on BBC iPlayer.

Dog help us all :(
 

Sumo

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Has PC changed how Jack is received ?
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The traditional sailor was not defined by his looks. He was defined by his attitude; his name was Jack Tar. He was a happy go lucky sort of a bloke; he took the good times with the bad.
He didn't cry victimisation, bastardisation, discrimination or call for his mum when things didn't go his way.
He took responsibility for his own, sometimes, self-destructive actions.
...He loved a laugh at anything or anybody. Rank, gender, race, creed or behaviour, it didn't matter to Jack, he would take the piss out of anyone, including himself. If someone took it out of him he didn't get offended; it was a natural part of life. If he offended someone else, so be it. Free from many of the rules of polite society, Jack's manners were somewhat rough. His ability to swear was legendary.
He would stand up for his mates. Jack was extravagant with his support to those he thought needed it. He may have been right or wrong, but that didn't matter. Jack's mate was one of the luckiest people alive.
Jack loved women. He loved to chase them to the ends of the earth and sometimes he even caught one. (Less often than he would have you believe though) His tales of the chase and its conclusion win or lose, is the stuff of legends.
Jack's favourite drink was beer, and he could drink it like a fish. His actions when inebriated would, on occasion, land him in trouble. But, he took it on the chin, did his punishment and then went and did it all again.
Jack loved his job. He took an immense pride in what he did. His radar was always the best in the fleet. His engines always worked better than anyone else's. His eyes could spot a contact before anyone else's and shoot at it first. It was a matter of personal pride. Jack was the consummate professional when he was at work and sober.
He was a bit like a mischievous child. He had a gleam in his eye and a larger than life outlook.
He was as rough as guts. You had to be pig headed and thick skinned to survive. He worked hard and played hard. His masters tut-tutted at some of his more exuberant expressions of joie de vivre, and the occasional bout of number 9's or stoppage let him know where his limits were.
The late 20th Century and on, has seen the demise of Jack. The workplace no longer echoes with ribald comment and bawdy tales. Someone is sure to take offence. Where as, those stories of daring do and ingenuity in the face of adversity, usually whilst pissed, lack the audacity of the past.
A wicked sense of humour is now a liability, rather than a necessity. Jack has been socially engineered out of existence. What was once normal is now offensive. Denting someone else's over inflated opinion of their own self worth is now a crime.
(Many Thanks to Ginge Cundell for originally penning the above ode).
 

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