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  1. BacktoDemocracy

    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    In a democracy its called"freedom" of the press
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    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    I agree, bit different when its an unelected adviser to a Tory PM and not the leader of Her Majesty's Opposition Integrirty, a small word but its going to mean the demise of Cummings and the diminution of the UK's PM. Look back to Eden and Macmillan, diminished men they ended up resigning months after scandals that plagued them and finally forced the Tories into an election which ushered in Wilson. This is classic Tory party, 10 years in power, arrogance and hubris is taking its toll.
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    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    Yes, integrity, so important from men in charge, one of whom has been sacked for lying and the other employed a believer in eugenics with seemingly white supremacist views without any checking of the man's CV, so lets give them a fig leaf of integrity as they wriggle around the legal verbiage whilst ignoring the ethical and moral imperatives of the regulations, integrity!!!! Quote Church of England bishops have expressed unusually strong criticism of Boris Johnson over his defence of actions taken by his chief aide, Dominic Cummings. More than a dozen bishops questioned the integrity of the prime minister following his press conference on Sunday, in which he refused to acknowledge that Cummings had breached lockdown rules when he travelled with his infected wife and their child to Durham. The bishops said Johnson’s defence was “risible”, that he had “no respect for the people”, “lacked integrity”, and risked undermining the trust of the public. Pete Broadbent, the bishop of Willesden, tweeted: “Johnson has now gone the full Trump.” 'What planet are they on?': the papers on the PM's defence of Dominic Cummings"
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    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    'How is Boris doing so far', well up till now he's managed to convince everyone he's a nice playful populist, a cuddly toy. Now we are all starting to see the real Alexander Boris de Pfeffle Johnson, a scheming, egotist with no concern for anyone but himself and his mates. Not a good look, supporting a man who was involved in making the rules for the country and then ignores them. Seems like the right wing are having a bit of a bad time, Bolsonaro has the skids under him, Netanyahu in court on corruption charges, Boris about to find out that lying does have consequences, Modi with a country that is not functioning without its 'slave' labourers. I'm surprised the no one has come up with a picture from a street camera yet of caring dad Dominic out and about in Durham or Barnard Castle, I'm sure one will turn up soon
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    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    Well he ain't walking and Boris has chickened out, the country will make its own mind up. Will Boris make another screeching 'u' turn as the grey men start to point out that the polls are taking a nose dive, I wonder how long his new 'blue' wall in the north MPs are going to stay silent . Talk about a tin ear, an oven ready deal, well Boris's goose is cooked now, well and truly
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    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    Well arrogant Cummings and useless Boris are finally exposed. Boris is going to feel the tap on the shoulder from the grey men of the party if he doesn't get his act together. We'll know soon enough that Boris has fallen out of the nest if Gove starts his usual trick of white anting him.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    And you want to be aligned with this country! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/22/san-francisco-sanctioned-tent-camp-homeless-covid-19
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    Photos from your garden

    Was the colour due to the temperature
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    How is Boris Doing So Far?

    And the truth of Bori's incompetence Quote Sir Paul Nurse, the chief executive of the Francis Crick Institute and and 2001 Nobel laureate for medicine, has delivered a scathing attack on the the government’s handling of the crisis. “We are desperate for clear leadership at all levels,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He said the UK had been “too much on the back foot increasingly playing catchup.” Nurse said there was confusion about the government’s strategy and who was in charge. Do we have a proper governance system here that can combine scientific knowledge with political action? The question I’m constantly asking myself is, who is actually in charge of the decisions? Who is developing the strategy and the operation and implementation of that strategy? Is it ministers? Is it Public Health England, the NHS, the Office of Life Sciences, Sage? I don’t know. But more importantly, do they know? We have lions on the front line of clinical care. We need lions also in the leadership so that we can actually really drive this forward. Nurse added: Everybody involved not just the politicians, the scientists, and the doctors. We’re all making mistakes. And we have to try and learn from what mistakes have been made up until now. To get a better, more sensible way forward we we have to tackle two main issues. One is to get a much clearer, publicly presented strategy as to what we’re actually trying to do and the evidence upon which it is based. We’re not getting that in communications. Maybe there’s strategy there, I don’t see it. And we need to know what the scientific evidence led to that. Nurse was particularly scathing about the lack of early testing. He said: We’ve been allowing care workers to be in the wards who are potentially infected, infecting patients, infecting themselves, and as a consequence, making hospitals potentially unsafe places to be. We have to see a changed strategy there that is reliant upon the real evidence He claimed the government failed to use labs across the country to increase testing. He said: “It was a little like a pass the parcel the responsibilities were diffuse, no clear lines of responsibility. We are desperate for clear leadership at all levels.”
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    A letter from the Queen to Her Subjects- light relief

    Ha ha ha, I'll die laughing, the UK uses metric measures for pretty well everything except road distances since the introduction of the metric system in 1965, completed in 1970.
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    A letter from the Queen to Her Subjects- light relief

    16.As with Guy Fawkes night in the UK there will be an annual celebration of painting your Presidents residence by burning it down each year so that you can practice whitewashing it in preparation for it to be burnt down yet again by my loyal troops.
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    Covid 19 - was Australia's strategy right?

    I think he's trying to say Scomo is an irrelevance, is he?
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    No? They simply do not want a deal with Europe, they want a deal with the US, Cummings wants an end to our Civil Service, he dreams of the elected party bringing with them their politicised administration as in the US, the very fact that the Tories have him ( and accept him ) and all the SPADS and interns shows where they want it to end up. They dream of dominating the political scene with their thinking and forcing any opposition to inhabit their political landscape in exactly the same way of the US having 2 parties of the same belief to prove they are a 'democracy', which seems inconceivable after having a multi party system supported by a 'neutral', tax payer funded Civil service for more than a hundred years but I believe that is the real thinking behind it all, they believe any economic upheaval is worth the goal. It seems increasingly obvious as no one who is stood upright with sufficient cop on to change their underwear could possibly believe that truncating these negotiations is the right thing to do as capitalism starts to collapse in the UK,. Too little investment in manufacturing, over reliance on financial services as the basis for the whole economy, over reliance on cheap labour and cheap imports, massive under investment in social infrastructure and way too much reliance on overseas investment has hollowed out the UK and this pandemic has just accelerated the decline that was already becoming apparent.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I thought govts were elected to foresee problems not simply create them and then be unable to offer any solutions. Mind you, our govt in the UK are providing classic case notes for all future govts worldwide on how not to handle crises.
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Who is going to come for a working holiday to the UK. Cue, manic laughter.
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