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Tolls 12th November 2020 04:06 AM

Woohoo..."the old Boris"...after all, he was a massive improvement on this current one.
No similarity between them at all.
No....nope...none at all.

Captain_Swoop 12th November 2020 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim (Post 13292049)
You should probably make it clear that this is a quote from someone on twitter, and that they're responding to news that Carrie Symonds was responsible for Lee Cain leaving No. 10.

It's all the same ****.
Everything coming out of no 10 is blurring in to one huge pile of grey sludge.

they aren't even pretending anymore.

What difference will Cain leaving and another gangster replacing him make?

Squeegee Beckenheim 12th November 2020 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13292118)
It's all the same ****.
Everything coming out of no 10 is blurring in to one huge pile of grey sludge.

they aren't even pretending anymore.

What difference will Cain leaving and another gangster replacing him make?

I have no idea. But without the context of what the person you were quoting without attribution was talking about, your quote was just a non-sequitur.

Carrot Flower King 12th November 2020 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tolls (Post 13292083)
Woohoo..."the old Boris"...after all, he was a massive improvement on this current one.
No similarity between them at all.
No....nope...none at all.

The old one who was sacked for lying several times?

The old one who can't count how many children he has?

The old one who was going to arrange for a fellow journalist to be beaten up?

The old one who thinks a quarter of a million pounds a year for scribbling some manure of the bovine for the Telegraph is chicken feed? (Man, swap jobs - when I had one - with me and do some OD assessments or my sister and look after terminally ill folk, and then live on a nurse's salary, even our respective Band 7 ones, you idle, useless excuse for a human!)

Captain_Swoop 12th November 2020 05:04 PM

Dominic Cummings to leave Downing Street by Christmas

Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings is expected to leave his position by the end of the year.

Mr Cummings told the BBC "rumours of me threatening to resign are invented", after speculation this week.

But he added that his "position hasn't changed since my January blog" when he said that he wanted to make himself "largely redundant" by the end of 2020.

And a senior Downing Street source said that Mr Cummings would be "out of government" by Christmas.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54925322

Tolls 13th November 2020 01:39 AM

That would be Laura's "senior Downing Street source", which means Dom...so he was talking about himself.

Squeegee Beckenheim 13th November 2020 01:41 AM

I was just coming to post that article. The most gobsmacking part of it for me:

Quote:

A No 10 insider told me Mr Cummings "jumped because otherwise he would be pushed soon", suggesting that, in the last few days, the prime minister saw that the former Vote Leave team was just "in it for themselves".
Johnson has just realised that Tories act like Tories. Congratulations, I suppose?

What is the betting now that Cummings cosies up to Gove and tries to bring Johnson down? It's been rumoured that Gove is Cummings' preferred PM and that Johnson was just a placeholder along the way.

Darat 13th November 2020 01:45 AM

Hang on you mean he won’t be around to advise how we can deal with the aftermath of Brexit... as those nasty EUers would say in their lingua franca - quelle surprise!

Captain_Swoop 13th November 2020 03:16 AM

Another Brexiteer ******* off before the difficult bit.

Darat 13th November 2020 10:12 AM

Cummings has left the building according to his spokesperson Laura Kuenssberg - Cummings to leave No 10 with immediate effect https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54938050

zooterkin 13th November 2020 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darat (Post 13293660)
Cummings has left the building according to his spokesperson Laura Kuenssberg - Cummings to leave No 10 with immediate effect https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54938050

Carrying out the boxes.
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P.J. Denyer 13th November 2020 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by zooterkin (Post 13293710)
Carrying out the boxes.
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A bit slower than last time..

Lothian 13th November 2020 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer (Post 13293890)
A bit slower than last time..

It is normal to have a film crew there camera's running or did Carrie tip them off?

zooterkin 13th November 2020 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lothian (Post 13293903)
It is normal to have a film crew there camera's running or did Carrie tip them off?

And why did he go out the front way, and not the back?

Slightly odd, he's apparently not stepping down, just not actually going into Downing Street, though he might be on gardening leave in practice.

Quote:

Cummings and Cain will continue to work for Downing Street until mid-December, with one source saying Cummings would be “working from home for six weeks”.

a_unique_person 13th November 2020 04:23 PM

https://www.theage.com.au/world/euro...6ejr.html?btis

An outsider's view. Boris's partner was part of the push.

a_unique_person 14th November 2020 05:28 AM

Cummings was sacked, and his mate.

Darat 14th November 2020 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13294705)
Cummings was sacked, and his mate.

In the end he did that non-comfortable class thing, thought Johnson would show loyalty and consideration; forget that they only understand loyalty as a one way tool to use others for their own gain.

Squeegee Beckenheim 14th November 2020 07:03 AM

I wonder if Johnson now regrets not sacking him after the eye test?

a_unique_person 15th November 2020 02:30 AM

If Trump didn't hog the news all the time this would be big. Boris is completely adrift. He wanted someone like Dom to tell him everything to do and tie his shoe laces for him in the morning.

a_unique_person 15th November 2020 03:33 AM

What did Dom actually do wrong, though? Boris agreed with all his advice.

Lothian 15th November 2020 04:06 AM

Talk on the radio this morning that we now will see the real Boris Johnson. Rubbish, Boris Johnson is a lazy waster that spends more time trying to impregnate women than leading the country.
I recall when he stood for Tory party leader his greatest aptitude was said to be "He surrounds himself with good people". All you ever see is the image that the latest advisers promote.

Carrot Flower King 15th November 2020 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darat (Post 13294712)
In the end he did that non-comfortable class thing, thought Johnson would show loyalty and consideration; forget that they only understand loyalty as a one way tool to use others for their own gain.

I suspect that Johnson as an Etonian/Buller Boy actually looks down on Cummings for being a Northerner (you can hear a trace or 2 of a Durham accent) and having gone to such a minor "public" school and feels somehow sullied that he had to rely on such a person and was itching to get rid.

Wudang 15th November 2020 05:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13295538)
What did Dom actually do wrong, though? Boris agreed with all his advice.

I hear he annoyed Boris’s fiancé.

Darat 15th November 2020 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lothian (Post 13295548)
Talk on the radio this morning that we now will see the real Boris Johnson. Rubbish, Boris Johnson is a lazy waster that spends more time trying to impregnate women than leading the country.

I recall when he stood for Tory party leader his greatest aptitude was said to be "He surrounds himself with good people". All you ever see is the image that the latest advisers promote.

And like at the GE the strategy was to keep Johnson away from the media.

Captain_Swoop 15th November 2020 09:32 AM

Boris will blame Cummings and Cain for the Covid mess and the **** Brexit deal.
Sure as you like!

His fans will agree, Boris was led astray and now he will sort it all out.

a_unique_person 16th November 2020 03:41 AM

Boris had to choose between his best mate and his wife. What a dilemma.

angrysoba 16th November 2020 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13296428)
Boris had to choose between his best mate and his wife. What a dilemma.

Did he put muff before mates?

zooterkin 16th November 2020 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13296428)
Boris had to choose between his best mate and his wife. What a dilemma.

Live-in girlfriend and mother of his latest child.

Vixen 16th November 2020 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carrot Flower King (Post 13295555)
I suspect that Johnson as an Etonian/Buller Boy actually looks down on Cummings for being a Northerner (you can hear a trace or 2 of a Durham accent) and having gone to such a minor "public" school and feels somehow sullied that he had to rely on such a person and was itching to get rid.

Probably the other way round. As a Brexiteer Dom will be thinking, 'At least I'm English'.

I wouldn't say Durham was a minor public school?

Lothian 16th November 2020 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zooterkin (Post 13296484)
Live-in girlfriend and mother of his latest child

This experiment has been run with this subject on numerous occasions and the confidence interval is such that "latest" needs a qualifier. "Latest child he has admitted to" is now the preferred description.

Lothian 16th November 2020 06:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vixen (Post 13296491)

I wouldn't say Durham was a minor public school?

it is minor. It is mainly for sporty kids or those who would struggle academically in the better performing state schools nearby.

Vixen 16th November 2020 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lothian (Post 13296495)
This experiment has been run with this subject on numerous occasions and the confidence interval is such that "latest" needs a qualifier. "Latest child he has admitted to" is now the preferred description.

Isn't there a rumour going around he's taken out a superinjunction to stop the press from mentioning yet another girlfriend, some Russian violinist whom he vanished upstairs with at an event?

Anyway I for one don't believe this is about Carrie having a strop about Dom. This is about serious politics. This stuff about Princess Nut Nut is a side show IMV to bury the real news.

Vixen 16th November 2020 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lothian (Post 13296496)
it is minor. It is mainly for sporty kids or those who would struggle academically in the better performing state schools nearby.

You could be right.

Captain_Swoop 16th November 2020 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vixen (Post 13296491)
Probably the other way round. As a Brexiteer Dom will be thinking, 'At least I'm English'.

I wouldn't say Durham was a minor public school?



As a university Durham is highly regarded, 3rd oldest.

I went to Durham as did my brother.

there is also a 'Public School' called Durham that is very 'minor'

Vixen 16th November 2020 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop (Post 13296507)
As a university Durham is highly regarded, 3rd oldest.

I went to Durham as did my brother.

there is also a 'Public School' called Durham that is very 'minor'

He's talking about Durham School.

My son went to the Uni, too, and was surrounded by these ex-Durham people who considered themselves posh.

ETA: Image result for how is durham school ranked
Durham School ranked in the top 9% of all independent schools in the country.Mar 9, 2020

Ethan Thane Athen 16th November 2020 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13296428)
Boris had to choose between his best mate and his wife. What a dilemma.

Great, one un-elected person being ousted by another un-elected person.... not that I'm unhappy to see Cummings go but the time to do that was when he breached lockdown.

The Don 16th November 2020 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vixen (Post 13296511)
He's talking about Durham School.

My son went to the Uni, too, and was surrounded by these ex-Durham people who considered themselves posh.

ETA: Image result for how is durham school ranked
Durham School ranked in the top 9% of all independent schools in the country.Mar 9, 2020

IMO the major public schools are Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Westminster and Wellington. If your child is truly stupid and/or you are a sadist then maybe Gordonstoun creeps into the list. If your child has the misfortune to be female then maybe Benenden's on the list too.

Everything else is some variant of minor public school, though places like Upminster, Rugby, Kings' Canterbury, Fettes or St Paul are less minor than the run of the mill.

a_unique_person 16th November 2020 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vixen (Post 13296497)
Isn't there a rumour going around he's taken out a superinjunction to stop the press from mentioning yet another girlfriend, some Russian violinist whom he vanished upstairs with at an event?

Anyway I for one don't believe this is about Carrie having a strop about Dom. This is about serious politics. This stuff about Princess Nut Nut is a side show IMV to bury the real news.


Which is?

Wudang 16th November 2020 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13296572)
Which is?


I seem to recall mention of some sort of health issue. Oh and apparently the bloody Europeans aren't willing to play the gentleman and sacrifice the principles of the EU so the Bojo comedy troupe aren't exposed as liars.

Vixen 16th November 2020 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 13296572)
Which is?

Brexit shambles and Trump's demise.


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