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« Reply #10110 on: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10:00:29 »

They already culled the elderly, now moving onto the kids?

Actually on that point they seem to be actively trying to piss of traditional Tory voters at the moment;

Already pissed the elderly off;
Now actively pissing farmers off;
Deliberately destroying the Union, thus pissing unionists off. (remember they are officially the Conservative and Unionist Party).

Johnson's legacy is looking like being a once in a century destruction of the economy, break up of the Union and destruction of our international status, whatever way you look at it, that's quite some achievement. 
That's because the main drivers of this govt aren't Tories, they're far-right English Nationalists (well, tbf some are Russian agents). They've created a far-right English Nationalist Party using the shell of the old Conservative Party as a parasitic host and are now set about attacking the major UK institutions - the civil service, the armed forces, the BBC, the judiciary - as fast as they can.
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« Reply #10111 on: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10:24:07 »

Why would anyone get involved with frontline politics these days?

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/labour-dawn-butler-brent-central-constituency-office-willesden-a4492636.html

It always seems to be the female ones who particularly rile the nasty bastards.
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« Reply #10112 on: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 15:46:25 »

Good stuff

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« Reply #10113 on: Friday, July 10, 2020, 12:02:37 »

Remember when Johnson, Gove and Farage persuaded people to vote Leave because Turkey was going to join the EU and that would allow all those Turks to come to the UK? (Turkey wasn't and isn't about to join the EU, but as ever with these three chancers they're not bothered about the lie if gets the result they want). Turkey is now demanding Turkish citizens be given "special immigration status" in order for the UK to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with Ankara.

https://www.ft.com/content/f641b245-8bf3-4b54-b7d2-13f6b423db45?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

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« Reply #10114 on: Friday, July 10, 2020, 12:30:22 »

Remember when Johnson, Gove and Farage persuaded people to vote Leave because Turkey was going to join the EU and that would allow all those Turks to come to the UK? (Turkey wasn't and isn't about to join the EU, but as ever with these three chancers they're not bothered about the lie if gets the result they want). Turkey is now demanding Turkish citizens be given "special immigration status" in order for the UK to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with Ankara.

https://www.ft.com/content/f641b245-8bf3-4b54-b7d2-13f6b423db45?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6



Interestingly

1) The deal with Turkey is apparently subject to concluding FTA with EU as Turkey is a member of the CU.
2)Deal would preserve right of access to UK that Turkish citizens have to EU
3)UK reportedly has warmer relations with Turkey than EU because we have been broadly silent on erosion of democracy.

When you look at it, it makes sense as we have much more in common with Turkey than the EU these days, we are both populist dysfunctional post imperial states wittering on the fringes of EU.
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« Reply #10115 on: Friday, July 10, 2020, 15:33:09 »

Interestingly

1) The deal with Turkey is apparently subject to concluding FTA with EU as Turkey is a member of the CU.
2)Deal would preserve right of access to UK that Turkish citizens have to EU
3)UK reportedly has warmer relations with Turkey than EU because we have been broadly silent on erosion of democracy.

When you look at it, it makes sense as we have much more in common with Turkey than the EU these days, we are both populist dysfunctional post imperial states wittering on the fringes of EU.

The only difference being really is strength of currency. 1GBP to around 8-9tL. I hope it's that when I go later this year. Although the Turks do adjust their prices. Will certainly shop local when over there.
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« Reply #10116 on: Monday, July 13, 2020, 14:07:24 »

Lots of positives in the immigration plans announced today by the Home Secretary.
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« Reply #10117 on: Monday, July 13, 2020, 14:50:29 »

it's fine as it is 🤷‍♂️
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« Reply #10118 on: Monday, July 13, 2020, 19:06:11 »

#ClapForCarers
#AndThenDeportThem
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« Reply #10119 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:06:19 »

'Have you read the report'
'I am aware of it'

Think we can take that as a no then.

'I am meeting some families bereaved by covid this afternoon this afternoon, anything you would like to say.'

'A shit gag about underwear'
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« Reply #10120 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 15:42:28 »

Andrew Neill being axed from the BBC.

Asides from the suspicious cock-up over Boris not getting interviewed, which was quite possibly not his fault, he was one of the few that would give them a grilling. A cynic might think that's at least part of the reason being it.
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« Reply #10121 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 15:48:39 »

'Have you read the report'
'I am aware of it'

Think we can take that as a no then.
For those who didn't get the reference, this was Johnson in PMQs admitting he hasn't bothered to read the report into the chances of a second more deadly wave of COVID in the winter. I would say it's a shocking abrogation of his responsibilities but given he didn't bother to attend any of the early crisis meetings on COVID before the 1st wave, it's not exactly shocking that he's equally lazy and irresponsible about the second.
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« Reply #10122 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 15:50:49 »

Andrew Neill being axed from the BBC.

Asides from the suspicious cock-up over Boris not getting interviewed, which was quite possibly not his fault, he was one of the few that would give them a grilling. A cynic might think that's at least part of the reason being it.


Not strictly correct, the Andrew Neill Show is going (only been around since last autumn anyway - apparently) but they are talking to Neil about a new BBC One interview show suggesting that he will stay.

TBH of greater loss is the regional news shows going which was a great source of investigative stories that would not be covered at national level.
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« Reply #10123 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 15:54:42 »

given he didn't bother to attend any of the early crisis meetings on COVID before the 1st wave, it's not exactly shocking that he's equally lazy and irresponsible about the second.

To be fair, as has subsequently been reported he was desperately trying to sort his divorce during that period (you recall from his wife that he had cheated on whilst she was having cancer treatment) whilst preparing to shack up with his mistress and gain the media holiday of a new baby.

Seems strange, what with all the crap circulating due to his ineptitude and callous approach and the potential for positive deflection that we haven't seen anything of new mother or child, although as he says he is not a PM to depend on gestures.
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« Reply #10124 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 17:30:54 »

In perhaps the pinnacle of his already illustrious career, Chris Grayling has failed to get a job that no.10 parachuted him into....

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-tory-chris-grayling-denied-22361680

FWIW I strongly suspect the Russian Report contains little of interest.
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