Pages: 1 ... 649 650 651 [652] 653 654   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Let's Get Political!  (Read 909490 times)
Mr Stevens

Offline Offline

Posts: 37




Ignore
« Reply #9765 on: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 22:50:56 »

I've just watched Becoming, the Michelle Obama documentary on Netflix. The sooner that woman stands for President, the better. The difference between her family and the current cunt in the White House is chalk and cheese. An outstanding woman.

Incidentally, Fox TV were awful 12 years ago.
Logged
horlock07

Online Online

Posts: 11556


Lives up north




Ignore
« Reply #9766 on: Monday, May 18, 2020, 10:17:10 »

So Keir Starmer bought has disabled mum a field to house some rescued Donkeys.

What a bastard!
Logged
The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey

Offline Offline

Posts: 6723





Ignore
« Reply #9767 on: Monday, May 18, 2020, 10:23:04 »

So Keir Starmer bought has disabled mum a field to house some rescued Donkeys.

What a bastard!
But what are the piss stains going to do with no players?
Logged
pauld

Online Online

Posts: 22525





Ignore
« Reply #9768 on: Monday, May 18, 2020, 19:04:46 »

Nice to see that the heroes who protect us in wartime and who've helped protect us from Covid19 are still going to be charged for access to the NHS and denied entry to the UK because they're "unskilled"

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/18/british-army-veteran-faces-27000-nhs-hospital-bill

This is absolutely fucking appalling
Logged
Batch
Thingie

Offline Offline

Posts: 41743





Ignore
« Reply #9769 on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 07:51:17 »

come on Paul, he's got a brown face. it's only fair
Logged
RobertT

Offline Offline

Posts: 7656




Ignore
« Reply #9770 on: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 19:50:32 »

Regardless of political persuasion, I doubt very many people in the UK would begrudge members of the Armed Services from being given indefinite leave to reside and work in the UK, including all the benefits that entails.  Very different from people who seek to live/work in the UK.  I have to pay to access the NHS as I have chosen to live in another Country, and that is fair enough.
Logged
StfcRusty

Offline Offline

Posts: 722




Ignore
« Reply #9771 on: Monday, May 25, 2020, 10:10:46 »

On 28th April, it was announced that IDOX had been awarded the contract to run the booking system for coronavirus testing. This contract did not go out to tender.

In the attachment, have a look at who is one of the Directors. Such a coincidence


* 09D9A2E1-32A1-4CA3-B61A-80FC2849FA73.png (111.88 KB, 750x1334 - viewed 98 times.)
Logged
Chunkyhair

Offline Offline

Posts: 104




Ignore
« Reply #9772 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 10:43:11 »

Thought I would post this here so as not to upset sensitive folks on Coronavirus thread if this deemed to not be Covid relevant  Cheesy.

From Twitter - a pretty good summary:

The week in Tory (Cummings special):

1. Dominic Cummings, one of the few men to have ever been found in contempt of Parliament, moved onto contempt for everything
2. When the story broke, and he was accused of doing things that look bad, he said he didn't care how things looked
3. Then ministers said press outrage meant nothing, only the opinion of the people mattered
4. Then polls showed 52% of people wanted Cummings to resign
5. So Cummings decided to show the public some respect, by turning up 30 minutes late to make his explanation
6. He began by saying he wasn't speaking for the govt, which must be why he was in the Rose Garden of 10 Downing Street
7. Then the self-styled "enemy of the Islington media elite" said his wife, who works in the media, had been ill in their house in Islington
8. But she was only a bit ill, so he popped home, got himself nice and infected, then went back to Downing Street for meetings with lots of vitally important people in the middle of a national crisis
9. But then he got ill too, so then it was suddenly important
10. Sadly he couldn't get childcare in London, even though 3 immediate relatives live within 3 miles of his London home
11. So because he was carrying a virus that can cross a 2 metre distance and kill, he immediately locked himself in a car with his wife and child for 5 hours
12. He then drove 264 miles without stopping in a Land Rover that gets maybe 25 MPG
13. Then the scourge of the metropolitan elites made himself extra-relatable by describing his family's sprawling country estate, multiple houses and idyllic woodlands
14. He explained that he'd warned about a coronavirus years ago in his blog
15. Then it was revealed he actually secretly amended old blogs after he'd returned from Durham
16. And anyway, if he'd warned years ago, why was he so massively unprepared and slow to react?
17. Then he said he was too ill to move for a week
18. But in the middle of that week, presumably with "wonky eyes", he drove his child to hospital
19. Then he said that to test his "wonky eyes" he put his wife and child in a car and drove 30 miles on public roads
20. Then it was revealed his wife drives, so there was no reason for the "eye test", cos she could have driven them back to London
21. Then it was revealed the "eye test" trip to a local tourist spot took place on his wife's birthday
22. Then cameras filmed as he threw a cup onto the table, smirked and left
23. And then it emerged his wife had written an article during the time in Dunham, describing their experience of being in lockdown in London, which you'd definitely do if you weren't hiding anything
24. A govt scientific advisor said "more people will die" as a result of what Cummings had done.
25. Boris Johnson said he "wouldn't mark Cummings " down for what he'd done.
26. The Attorney General said it was ok to break the law if you were acting on instinct
27. The Health Minister said it was OK to endanger public health if you meant well
28. Johnson said Cummings' "story rings true" because his own eyesight was fine before coronavirus, but now he needs glasses
29. But in an interview with The Telegraph 5 years ago, Johnson said he needed glasses cos he was "blind as a bat"
30. Michael Gove went on TV and said it was "wise" to drive 30 miles on public roads with your family in the car to test your eyesight
31. The DVLA tweeted that you should never, ever do this
32. Then ministers started claiming Cummings had to go to Durham because he feared crowds attacking his home. The streets were empty because we were observing the lockdown.
33. And then a minister finally resigned
34. Steve Baker, Richard Littlejohn, Isabel Oakeshott, Tim Montgomerie, Jan Moir, Ian Dale, Julia Hartley Brewer, 30 Tory MPs, half a dozen bishops and the actual Daily Mail said Cummings should go
35. The govt suggested we can ignore them, because they're all left-wingers
36. Then a vicar asked Matt Hancock if other people who had been fined for doing exactly what Cummings did would get their fine dropped. Matt Hancock said he'd suggest it to the govt
37. The govt said no within an hour. Cummings' statement had lasted longer than that
38. And if the guidelines were so clear, why were people being stopped and fined for driving to find childcare in the first place?
39. Then a new poll found people who wanted Cummings sacked had risen from 52% to 57%
40. Cummings is considered the smartest man in the govt
41. And in the middle of all this, in case we take our eye off it: we reached 60,000 deaths. One of the highest per capita death rates worldwide.
42. We still face Brexit under this lot.
43. It's 4 years until an election
44. And it's still only Wednesday

Logged

No one kills a thread like me
horlock07

Online Online

Posts: 11556


Lives up north




Ignore
« Reply #9773 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11:04:25 »

I noticed on Twitter that a political reporter (I cannot recall which one) had asked Starmers spokesperson who Labour were going to put up to talk to the media on behalf of Labour yesterday morning and was informed, Michael Gove.
Logged
pauld

Online Online

Posts: 22525





Ignore
« Reply #9774 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11:33:08 »

On 28th April, it was announced that IDOX had been awarded the contract to run the booking system for coronavirus testing. This contract did not go out to tender.

In the attachment, have a look at who is one of the Directors. Such a coincidence
It is, she's not related to him. There's plenty of examples of nepotism under Cummings, not least the Track and Trace App contract being handed to one of his former Vote Leave cronies (which given their history of abusing data is in itself worrying, aside from the nepotism), but this isn't one of them

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-cummings-sister/fact-check-dominic-cummings-does-not-have-a-sister-working-for-the-it-solutions-company-idox-idUSKBN2322VB
Logged
normy

Offline Offline

Posts: 643





Ignore
« Reply #9775 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11:40:21 »

Chunkyhair,  a very good summary from Twitter, thanks for posting it. I think it should be a keeper for future reference.
Logged

ust be the oldest
horlock07

Online Online

Posts: 11556


Lives up north




Ignore
« Reply #9776 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11:46:55 »

Well that's clear then, the descent to banana republic status continues.

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1265573612498694147?s=20
Logged
Flashheart

Offline Offline

Posts: 28718


FUCK YEAH!



« Reply #9777 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:25:20 »

It's becoming a daily thing now. Notice how starmer has been relatively quiet the last few days?

Perhaps he's adhering to one of the rules of competition. "Never interrupt your opponent when they are making a mistake"
Logged

I like it firm and fruity.
Saxondale

Offline Offline

Posts: 5890





Ignore
« Reply #9778 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:27:05 »

I was of the opinion that Starmer should be putting the boot in.  But perhaps he has more intelligence than I do and he is letting them make mistakes before delivering a proper kicking.  Who knows.

Logged

Never knowingly overstated.
horlock07

Online Online

Posts: 11556


Lives up north




Ignore
« Reply #9779 on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:31:11 »

I noticed on Twitter that a political reporter (I cannot recall which one) had asked Starmers spokesperson who Labour were going to put up to talk to the media on behalf of Labour yesterday morning and was informed, Michael Gove.

It's becoming a daily thing now. Notice how starmer has been relatively quiet the last few days?

Perhaps he's adhering to one of the rules of competition. "Never interrupt your opponent when they are making a mistake"
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 649 650 651 [652] 653 654   Go Up
Print
Jump to: