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jimbob 17th January 2022 10:24 AM

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Carrot Flower King 17th January 2022 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by sphenisc (Post 13705303)
I'm not understanding the need to connect the one of the Downing Street parties to Prince Phillip's funeral.
There's a lot of very good reasons for having a go at Boris regarding the illegality, hypocrisy, moral turpitude etc. associated with these events, but the fact the queen was burying her husband the next day doesn't seem to be one of them.

Because it's highly amusing seeing all the hypocritical pearl clutching from the Tory faithful 'cos Queen, when they all could clearly not give a flying **** about BlowJob's mismanagement of everything, his lying over everything, the blatant corruption over everything, his inability to follow any rules, y'know, everything else he has done and said...

Finally, we have found the true level of those wankers who voted him in: if only he'd insulted the Queen a while back...

Mojo 17th January 2022 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by jimbob (Post 13705524)
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ohnson-to-quit

The comments are depressing even as they are turning on Johnson

Twitter thread here:

https://twitter.com/jamesjohnson252/...582863877?s=20



For example


How thick do they need to be to only now realise what he’s like?

P.J. Denyer 17th January 2022 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sphenisc (Post 13705303)
I'm not understanding the need to connect the one of the Downing Street parties to Prince Phillip's funeral.
There's a lot of very good reasons for having a go at Boris regarding the illegality, hypocrisy, moral turpitude etc. associated with these events, but the fact the queen was burying her husband the next day doesn't seem to be one of them.

From the government's point of view it means they can apologise & seem contrite for being inappropriate during a period of national mourning rather than for breaking the law.

Captain_Swoop 17th January 2022 01:06 PM

GB News announcement it will play ‘God Save the Queen’ to start each day

Captain_Swoop 17th January 2022 01:08 PM

Nadine Dorries tweets
@NadineDorries
· 3h
The BBC wanted the fee to rise to over £180 by the end of the settlement.

Instead, it will remain fixed at £159 until 1 April 2024.

That’s more money in the pockets of pensioners; in the pockets of families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Captain_Swoop 17th January 2022 01:09 PM

Energy bills are going to go up by about 50% this year, average of £12.80 a week, but the headlines are 40p a week saving on your TV license.

Also Someone on average salary will pay £255 a year more National Insurance.

Captain_Swoop 17th January 2022 01:12 PM

In 2 years time I'll have saved enough to buy about 6 bottles of wine to put in my suitcase.

Captain_Swoop 17th January 2022 01:15 PM

I hope a broadcaster is getting Sunak on record explaining why he’s seen fit to wipe off over £4billion in fraudulent furlough loans.

Pixel42 17th January 2022 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13705691)
Nadine Dorries tweets
@NadineDorries
· 3h
The BBC wanted the fee to rise to over £180 by the end of the settlement.

Instead, it will remain fixed at £159 until 1 April 2024.

That’s more money in the pockets of pensioners; in the pockets of families who are struggling to make ends meet.

This pensioner is perfectly willing to pay another £21 a year if that's whar's required in order to continue to have excellent BBC dramas and documentaries to watch.

GlennB 17th January 2022 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13705695)
Energy bills are going to go up by about 50% this year, average of £12.80 a week, but the headlines are 40p a week saving on your TV license.

Also Someone on average salary will pay £255 a year more National Insurance.

Sums it up, ta.

catsmate 17th January 2022 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by zooterkin (Post 13704884)
Yet another Brexit Bonus.

Indeed. Though they've hammered out a short-term compromise, which I believe was basically Visa capitulating.

However it only applies to the UK so it's not really important.

catsmate 17th January 2022 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13705002)
There are also plans being talked about to give the military responsibility for stopping immigrants crossing the channel in boats. It will no longer be a Border Force responsibility.

It's all part of 'Operation Red Meat' a plan by Nadine Dorries to pacify the back benchers by throwing some 'red meat' proposals.

There's push-back from the RN and also from the unionised Civil Service types who are not eager to face manslaughter charges.

catsmate 17th January 2022 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13705261)
Channel migrants: Military set to take over English Channel operations

The armed forces are set to take charge of operations looking to limit migrant crossings in the English Channel within weeks, a government source has said.
This move could free up the Home Office to focus on the government's reforms to the asylum system, the source adds.

The news follows reports in the Times that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give the Royal Navy authority over government vessels in the channel.
A government spokesperson said the public have "rightly had enough of the blatant disregard of our immigration laws by criminal people smugglers" and ministers were "bringing in necessary long-term changes".

They added: "The UK armed forces already work closely with Border Force in these operations, providing expertise and assets as part of our processes in the Channel. It is right that we pursue all options to prevent illegal crossings and protect life at sea."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60021252

There you go.

I didn't know it was the actual Home Office staff that were manning the Border Force boats. You would think the people working on reforms to the asylum system wouldn't actually be the ones chasing boats up and down the channel!

Except when it comes to actually deploying any resources.

Dave Rogers 17th January 2022 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13705699)
In 2 years time I'll have saved enough to buy about 6 bottles of wine to put in my suitcase.

Or take to a Downing Street party.

Dave

GlennB 17th January 2022 04:05 PM

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As an ex-resident of Greece I often read the website of a Greek newspaper, Ekathimerini. Even they found time to mock Johnson -

Captain_Swoop 17th January 2022 05:48 PM

Cost of BBC: £4bn

Cost of Test and Trace: £37bn

Cost of HS2: £100bn

Cost of Brexit £250bn

Cost of written off covid fraud £4.3bn

Pixel42 17th January 2022 11:34 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60032465

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The government has suffered a series of defeats in the House of Lords over its plans to clamp down on disruptive and noisy protesters.

Opposition peers voted against a range of measures in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, with Labour calling some of the plans "outrageous".

Peers also voted to make misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales in another government defeat.

The bill will now go back to the Commons for MPs to have their say.

The Don 18th January 2022 01:55 AM

More "excellent" economic news for UK households. :rolleyes:

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Average pay rises are failing to keep up with the rise in the cost of living, the latest official statistics show.

While wages rose in the year to November, they did not rise as fast as prices over the same period.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60035312

The good news is that the 40p a week we'll save by underfunding the BBC will more than offset the £255 a year extra N.I. contributions, the hundreds of pounds of extra expense on fuel and electricity and the general inflationary pressures.

It's the same sort of maths that led to the claims of a £350m a week saving from leaving the EU as opposed to well over £1bn a week extra cost.

This would be a much bigger story were it not for all the other disasters the government is failing to deal with. :mad:

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 03:32 AM

Magistrates in England and Wales will have greater sentencing powers to enable them to take on more cases, under plans to clear court backlogs.

The government plans to let magistrates sentence cases where the maximum sentence is a year, rather than the current maximum of six months.

It would allow magistrates to hear cases often held in Crown Court.
But criminal lawyers warn the plan may backfire, and defendants would still have the right to go before a jury.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he hoped the move would reduce the pressure on Crown Courts and lead to quicker justice for victims.

The move would allow magistrates - who are volunteers with no legal experience - to sentence more serious cases, such as for fraud, theft and assault.
At present, crimes warranting a jail term of more than six months have to be sent to a Crown Court for sentencing.
The Ministry of Justice thinks that by doubling magistrates' sentencing powers to a year, it could stop about 500 cases going to Crown Court - giving judges 2,000 extra days to handle more serious crimes.

He said increasing magistrates' sentencing powers would mean that cases came to court quicker meaning "greater justice for victims" and "more criminals seeing justice quicker".
Mr Raab said the move would help provide additional capacity to drive down the backlog of cases, alongside measures such as the temporary Nightingale courts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60033857

Darat 18th January 2022 04:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Pixel42 (Post 13706060)

This is red meat for the Tory MPs so no chance of it not being passed unamended.

catsmate 18th January 2022 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13706123)
Magistrates in England and Wales will have greater sentencing powers to enable them to take on more cases, under plans to clear court backlogs.

The government plans to let magistrates sentence cases where the maximum sentence is a year, rather than the current maximum of six months.

It would allow magistrates to hear cases often held in Crown Court.
But criminal lawyers warn the plan may backfire, and defendants would still have the right to go before a jury.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he hoped the move would reduce the pressure on Crown Courts and lead to quicker justice for victims.

The move would allow magistrates - who are volunteers with no legal experience - to sentence more serious cases, such as for fraud, theft and assault.
At present, crimes warranting a jail term of more than six months have to be sent to a Crown Court for sentencing.
The Ministry of Justice thinks that by doubling magistrates' sentencing powers to a year, it could stop about 500 cases going to Crown Court - giving judges 2,000 extra days to handle more serious crimes.

He said increasing magistrates' sentencing powers would mean that cases came to court quicker meaning "greater justice for victims" and "more criminals seeing justice quicker".
Mr Raab said the move would help provide additional capacity to drive down the backlog of cases, alongside measures such as the temporary Nightingale courts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60033857

That can't possibly backfire horribly....
:rolleyes:

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 04:32 AM

It only applies to 'either way' offences that can be tried in mags or crown.
Who would choose mags over crown unless they were already pleading guilty?

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 04:45 AM

Tory minister, Nadhim Zahawi claimed expenses to heat his stables and keep his horses warm

But voted against VAT cuts to energy bills to keep actual people warm

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 04:46 AM

Could we make the Royal Family subscription based? I never use them

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 04:49 AM

Sajid Javid plans NHS revolution modelled on academy schools
Academy-style hospitals will be set up to improve patchy NHS leadership under a shake-up planned by Sajid Javid

There it is. Former banker Sajid Javid plans to hand control of whole chains of NHS hospitals to private companies that he coyly calls “outside sponsors”.

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 06:09 AM

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab seriously told BBC Breakfast viewers “we’re still clearing up the mess left by the last Labour Government"?!

His party has been in power for more then a decade!!

Darat 18th January 2022 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13706159)
Could we make the Royal Family subscription based? I never use them

Or just pick one to use?

Pixel42 18th January 2022 06:14 AM

Line of Duty interviews Johnson. Nicely done.

https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys/status...078%2Fpage-513

Dave Rogers 18th January 2022 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13706205)
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab seriously told BBC Breakfast viewers “we’re still clearing up the mess left by the last Labour Government"?!

His party has been in power for more then a decade!!

I think he mis-spoke, he meant "still clearing up the mess left by the last Liberal government."

Dave

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 06:46 AM

Defence minister James Heappey says he doesn't have a clue about the plan to use the navy against cross channel migrants.
That's not really helping the Big Dog.

The Don 18th January 2022 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13706223)
Defence minister James Heappey says he doesn't have a clue about the plan to use the navy against cross channel migrants.
That's not really helping the Big Dog.

It's hardly Boris Johnson's fault that his colleagues haven't bothered to inform themselves about government policy.

P.J. Denyer 18th January 2022 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13706159)
Could we make the Royal Family subscription based? I never use them

Could we make Downing Street subscription only, I don't want to go there now they've broken the swing.

P.J. Denyer 18th January 2022 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13706160)
Sajid Javid plans NHS revolution modelled on academy schools
Academy-style hospitals will be set up to improve patchy NHS leadership under a shake-up planned by Sajid Javid

There it is. Former banker Sajid Javid plans to hand control of whole chains of NHS hospitals to private companies that he coyly calls “outside sponsors”.

Weren't a number of, somewhat dodgy iirc, Academy Schools set up by a used car salesman?Heart transplant: Low milage, one careful owner. Well not that careful or it wouldn't be available..

The Don 18th January 2022 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer (Post 13706307)
Weren't a number of, somewhat dodgy iirc, Academy Schools set up by a used car salesman?Heart transplant: Low milage, one careful owner. Well not that careful or it wouldn't be available..

I there were a sting of them set up by the Vardy family in the North East of England. The Vardys are creationists if memory serves, and were encouraging the teaching of intelligent design in their schools. :mad:

Look for the same in the hospitals with some reiki and homoeopathy

Carrot Flower King 18th January 2022 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13706274)
It's hardly Boris Johnson's fault that his colleagues haven't bothered to inform themselves about government policy.

Well, BlowJob himself did claim (pacé something in the Graun) that he couldn't have known that various "work events" at Downing Street breached rules...

Leading by example!

Carrot Flower King 18th January 2022 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13706311)
I there were a sting of them set up by the Vardy family in the North East of England. The Vardys are creationists if memory serves, and were encouraging the teaching of intelligent design in their schools. :mad:

Look for the same in the hospitals with some reiki and homoeopathy

Yup, it was the Vardys; yup, they are/were Creationists; yup, they did encourage teaching "intelligent" "design"...

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer (Post 13706307)
Weren't a number of, somewhat dodgy iirc, Academy Schools set up by a used car salesman?Heart transplant: Low milage, one careful owner. Well not that careful or it wouldn't be available..

Yes, one of the rules was that students had to have a Bible in their bag. Uniforms could only be got from a single approved supplier and included approved socks. Together with the compulsory sports kit it came to several hundred pounds. A way of keeping the riff raff out.

Captain_Swoop 18th January 2022 12:17 PM

Andrew BridgenTory MP for North West Leicestershire tweets
@ABridgen
· Jan 17
What is it about Labour that defends the BBC?

Liberal elites telling ordinary people what they should think.

It didn’t work with Brexit. It won’t work with the licence fee.

Nessie 18th January 2022 12:23 PM

In March 2020 the PM tweeted a letter he wrote to a child, congratulating her on cancelling her birthday party

https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/sta...48429546217475

"Josephine sets a great example to us all by postponing her birthday party until we have sent coronavirus packing.
Together we can beat this."

He is such a liar. He knew the rules.


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