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Old Today, 10:24 AM   #2961
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Old Today, 10:56 AM   #2962
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
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...
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Old Today, 11:53 AM   #2963
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
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



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How thick do they need to be to only now realise what he’s like?
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Originally Posted by sphenisc View Post
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.
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GB News announcement it will play ‘God Save the Queen’ to start each day
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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.
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Old Today, 01:09 PM   #2967
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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.
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Old Today, 01:12 PM   #2968
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In 2 years time I'll have saved enough to buy about 6 bottles of wine to put in my suitcase.
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I hope a broadcaster is getting Sunak on record explaining why he’s seen fit to wipe off over £4billion in fraudulent furlough loans.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Nadine Dorries tweets
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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.
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Old Today, 01:44 PM   #2971
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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.
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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.

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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 -
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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
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