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UK Politics - Weeny, Weedy, Weaky

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Arakhor, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Senethro

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    The newspapers are having to make hay while whatever sun is available shines. I'm wondering if there will be a round of mergers/acquisitions if the lockdown continues.
     
  2. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Well, the Fail has always been nakedly populist, just like Piers Morgan and Julia Hartley-Brewer, so it's not unexpected that they'd be singing the presumed Will of the People at this time.
     
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    Cummings failed the Supervillain 101. Your parents home is not a good secret base.
    How someone who is supposed to be very intelligent can be such an idiot amazes me.
     
  4. Arakhor

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    Like Trump, Johnson and all the others of their kind, if you believe that mere laws don't apply to you, common sense doesn't kick in.
     
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    Cummings is the coherent strategist of the chaotic Johnson and also the gate keeper to Johnson, also the bully to keep Brexit hardliners like Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker away from Johnson.

    The hardline Brexiteers see their opportunities. Steve Baker vocal in public.
     
  6. Arakhor

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    Notably, of course, Baker is complaining because it's a waste of political capital, not because it's a flagrant breach of the lockdown and makes a mockery of the public's sacrifices since March.
     
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    What, the operator of an official Twitter account broadcasting their own thoughts, rather than the company line?

    (Said Tweet, before it inevitably gets deleted.)
     
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    It got deleted, but it was essentially calling Boris Johnson a "truth twister", you know, a bull****ter.

    From an account designed to represent the uk civil service
     
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    Fortunately, I saved the image (above). :)
     
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    For full impact:

     
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    Meanwhile, No's 10 Missing Idiot also announced that schools in England will be open for Years 1 and 6 from 1st June, despite all those teaching unions and worried parents not liking that idea.

    How does he think that is going to work, given that his sole defence of Cummings is that "any responsible parent" would have done the same? Parents who disagree will simply withhold their children and claim that they too are doing what "any responsible parent" would do.
     
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    sacrifice yourself and children for the country
     
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    The UK is hopeless... Boris, having survived this virus, will probably govern until he dies of old age. Considering the political ineptness of the opposition.

    My guess is that Cummings won't be dropped. The thing with "scandals" created on the media narrative is that they can't be sustained. Executive power can simply ignore it. It's a stupid battle to start or be involved in because it will be lost, and defeat will weaken the losing side.
     
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    We had something similar here. Two months later no one cares.

    Might effect the MPs career path.
     
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    In what seems to be a running trend of "innonimatu doesn't follow UK politics", Starmer has actually very publically making a mess of Johnson at various turns. This is not me being a fan of Starmer, but I can't argue with what he's doing at the moment in this specific regard.
     
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    In Dex-ter-'s laaaaaabbbb!
     
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    And that's why Rees-Mogg has recalled Parliament, so that Johnson can have his usual sycophants braying support from the Tory benches, rather than standing alone in the House being skewered week after week by Starmer.
     
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