Westminster Politics: PM breaks the law

McGrathsipan

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Check out this parody headline guys...oh wait it's real:


Also this must be the lowest the Conservatives have been at in years:

Polls mean feck all.
You will still elect them the next time.
 

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Do feck off Liz.

Economic growth :lol:
Polls mean feck all.
You will still elect them the next time.
I'm not so sure. I suspect that Boris having to duck out so long before the next election (in theory 2024 I think) would be bad for the person to follow him because even the least incompetent one (Rishi) is:
a) a bit shit and
b) saddled with a complete flop of a Brexit deal and shit loads of pandemic debt

I suppose Rishi could call an early election next year while nobody has noticed he's doing a bad job yet but inflation will be at 6%, tax will most likely have only recently gone up, energy bills will be mental due to the privatisation of our energy system and failure to invest enough in renewable resources yet...

I think they're on to a sustained loser here and the best thing they could do for their long term hopes is possibly to quit now and saddle Labour's incompetent leader with the mess they've created. That or I think Rishi ought to hope Boris sticks it out for another year or so to really carry the can for all these feckups.
 

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Johnson isolating and can't attend another vaccination centre. Apart from partying that is all he seems to do these days.
 

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Johnson isolating and can't attend another vaccination centre. Apart from partying that is all he seems to do these days.
Nice coincidence in the timing.

“I’m not going to Lanarkshire today they all hate me there”

“see look I’m following isolation rules!”
 

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After first denying he was even present he’s now trying to twist things as if it was work related (despite the invite clearly stating it was a party). They even had food & drinks being set up on tables outside. The British public is being shafted by a BJ!
 

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I see that absolute bellend Rees Mogg is now saying the rules at the time were probably too harsh and the inquiry needs to consider that. Trying to absolve Johnson’s behavior that way.

The UK public need to wake up and realise the Tories never have and never will give one flying feck about them.
 

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After first denying he was even present he’s now trying to twist things as if it was work related (despite the invite clearly stating it was a party). They even had food & drinks being set up on tables outside. The British public is being shafted by a BJ!
 

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Hypothetically let's say it was work related in appreciating the hard work his colleagues had done during the pandemic, what makes them think that they are more entitled than the general who were also working hard during the pandemic like the nhs staff, like the home delivery drivers, supermarket staff, where was there lavish garden parties for working hard during the pandemic?

As always with Tories it's one rule for them and another for everyone else.
 

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Hypothetically let's say it was work related in appreciating the hard work his colleagues had done during the pandemic, what makes them think that they are more entitled than the general who were also working hard during the pandemic like the nhs staff, like the home delivery drivers, supermarket staff, where was there lavish garden parties for working hard during the pandemic?

As always with Tories it's one rule for them and another for everyone else.
Boris claims he knew nothing about the invites and thought it was a work meeting in his garden. He went down to rally the troops and thank them. That is his defence!
 

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Conveniently, after yesterday's shit show, a public opportunity to demonstrate adherence to COVID guidelines magically appears for Johnson today as he cancels this trip to Lancashire. We thought New Labour's spin machine was shameless but if you made a version of The Thick of It about this lot it would be like a Carry On film.
 

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I see that absolute bellend Rees Mogg is now saying the rules at the time were probably too harsh and the inquiry needs to consider that. Trying to absolve Johnson’s behavior that way.
I'm not sure that "When we told you that you weren't allowed to visit your dying mother we were probably just being unnecessarily tough" is a particularly compelling electoral argument.
 

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I see that absolute bellend Rees Mogg is now saying the rules at the time were probably too harsh and the inquiry needs to consider that. Trying to absolve Johnson’s behavior that way.

The UK public need to wake up and realise the Tories never have and never will give one flying feck about them.
It's somewhat ironic and hypocritical that in one breath he can question the draconian nature of a law put into place to protect public health, while supporting the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which all but bans public protest in the next. If he and the rest of the Tory cronies are such libertarians, they should have no issue rebelling against that bill.
 

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Can't stand the guy. My old home/parents MP.

Total joker and by all accounts a nasty piece of work. Been rumours for years about how shitty he treated those beneath him.
Isnt he the scumbag who despite being born in Warsaw and a native polish speaker claimed thousands in expenses for polish lessons?
 

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Isnt he the scumbag who despite being born in Warsaw and a native polish speaker claimed thousands in expenses for polish lessons?
He is yeah. Claimed he was fluent in 2019, then said he wasn't when justifying the expenses.And the one who was pleading via WhatsApp for middle east paid positions as he couldn't afford to put his kids through school. Also Known as the honourable member for Saudi Arabia after paid visits there in 2015.
 

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I see that absolute bellend Rees Mogg is now saying the rules at the time were probably too harsh and the inquiry needs to consider that. Trying to absolve Johnson’s behavior that way.

The UK public need to wake up and realise the Tories never have and never will give one flying feck about them.
You mean Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is not fighting my corner? And not even the father of Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees- Mogg?
 

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Seems very convenient that a story has come out today about a Chinese Spy who hasn't actually been found to have done anything and the securities have known about for years.

Almost like the Tories are trying to get Boris out of the headlines.
 

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Seems very convenient that a story has come out today about a Chinese Spy who hasn't actually been found to have done anything and the securities have known about for years.

Almost like the Tories are trying to get Boris out of the headlines.
My thoughts as well.
And wasn't it interesting to see Priti Patel trying to assure us that MI5 had such wonderful and robust processes in place to identify such things.... and there was me wondering why these processes have allowed this lady to be working 'at the heart of government' for the last 5 years.
Or am I being too hard on her.
 

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Hypothetically let's say it was work related in appreciating the hard work his colleagues had done during the pandemic, what makes them think that they are more entitled than the general who were also working hard during the pandemic like the nhs staff, like the home delivery drivers, supermarket staff, where was there lavish garden parties for working hard during the pandemic?

As always with Tories it's one rule for them and another for everyone else.
Indeed.
And if it was work related, then why was his wife there.
You can make the arrangement, as the Tories are, that anything in Downing Street is work related.

And when did it becomes acceptable to bring alcoholic drinks to work.
Where I worked, that was a stackable offence.
 

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Seems very convenient that a story has come out today about a Chinese Spy who hasn't actually been found to have done anything and the securities have known about for years.

Almost like the Tories are trying to get Boris out of the headlines.
Some of us will remember Yes Prime Minister, where the civil service routinely recommended hiding bad news by announcing the expulsion of twenty five Russian diplomats.
 

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After first denying he was even present he’s now trying to twist things as if it was work related (despite the invite clearly stating it was a party). They even had food & drinks being set up on tables outside. The British public is being shafted by a BJ!
Shafted is right and the mps defending him/it is even more of a shafting.