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Old May 25th 2020, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
he is a mumbling, arrogant, hypocrite.
Odious creature. Hopefully he'll learn that if he treats the public with contempt he's going to get that back in spades.
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Old May 25th 2020, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
*flashing lights of a police car"
Motorist pulls over and cop approaches driver.
"Hello officer. I've had the virus and I think it may have damaged my eyesight."
"I see sir."
"So you see officer, I have been out for a drive to test it."

Makes perfect sense doesn't it.
Breathtakingly stupid 'defence'. Who did he expect would fall for that, other that Bojo of course.
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
Yup, it is.

'cos it's all about defining what "new normal" really means in HMG's mindset..

(a) break the rules
(b) lie about it
(c) get found out
(d) admit that (a) and (b) happened
(e) so that's ok then.

I like MillieF's summary.
Yes to all of that, including Millie's summary
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Originally Posted by Danny B
The only news coming out of the UK right now is all about Dominic bloody Cummings. Is it really that big of a deal?
Yes. Or it should be.
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Old May 26th 2020, 1:04 am
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Originally Posted by BEVS
Yes. Or it should be.
Do you feel the same about Trudeau's travel over the Easter weekend too?
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Old May 26th 2020, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
Do you feel the same about Trudeau's travel over the Easter weekend too?
At least he didn't drive to test his eyesight.
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Old May 26th 2020, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
Yup, it is.

'cos it's all about defining what "new normal" really means in HMG's mindset..

(a) break the rules
(b) lie about it
(c) get found out
(d) admit that (a) and (b) happened
(e) so that's ok then.

I like MillieF's summary.
I do not know anything about the guy, but surely if he did something wrong he should be fined and put through the courts instead of harassing him and his family 24x7? Seems like a lot of people have a grudge with him and this is their pay back time. Politics eh?
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Old May 26th 2020, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I do not know anything about the guy, but surely if he did something wrong he should be fined and put through the courts instead of harassing him and his family 24x7? Seems like a lot of people have a grudge with him and this is their pay back time. Politics eh?
He's part of a government telling the public not to travel let alone travel when they are infectious. The news is full of examples of people unable to travel to see sick and dying relatives and health care workers having to live away from their families - even when not infectious.

He and his partner were both infectious and travelled. It was all covered up initially...then supposedly about child care...and all the time his wife wrote in her magazine article about the period as if they hadn't even left London and how their kid was actually helping them.

Bit by bit there are admissions and denials and then more admissions and more denials and then when he finally admits to something previously denied he explains he went for a drive - with his four year old in the back - because he was concerned his eyesight had worsened and he wanted to test it.

It's not really a matter for the courts. You just can't be the chief advisor to government telling people to do one thing and then do something different against all official advice. Others breaking the rules have resigned.

How are the police to enforce such matters when something like this happens?
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I do not know anything about the guy, but surely if he did something wrong he should be fined and put through the courts instead of harassing him and his family 24x7? Seems like a lot of people have a grudge with him and this is their pay back time. Politics eh?
Yes, it's political, yes, some people will be looking for pay back / revenge, but the majority of the 'not quite yet immune herd' are bleating about double standards and elitism.

Myself, I think of him as a bit like that giraffe named Frank:
Spoiler:


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With thanks to Nutek for that.


Not often that the bishops join in though.

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Old May 26th 2020, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
Not often that the bishops join in though.
That they get death threats and hate mail from some of those supportive of Cummings is quite illuminating.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK

Bit by bit there are admissions and denials and then more admissions and more denials and then when he finally admits to something previously denied he explains he went for a drive - with his four year old in the back - because he was concerned his eyesight had worsened and he wanted to test it.



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Originally Posted by BristolUK
He's part of a government telling the public not to travel let alone travel when they are infectious. The news is full of examples of people unable to travel to see sick and dying relatives and health care workers having to live away from their families - even when not infectious.

He and his partner were both infectious and travelled. It was all covered up initially...then supposedly about child care...and all the time his wife wrote in her magazine article about the period as if they hadn't even left London and how their kid was actually helping them.

Bit by bit there are admissions and denials and then more admissions and more denials and then when he finally admits to something previously denied he explains he went for a drive - with his four year old in the back - because he was concerned his eyesight had worsened and he wanted to test it.

It's not really a matter for the courts. You just can't be the chief advisor to government telling people to do one thing and then do something different against all official advice. Others breaking the rules have resigned.

How are the police to enforce such matters when something like this happens?
Clearly, those that resigned have set themselves high standards. It's a shame that the likes of Cummings, and the PM of Canada, do not have such standards.
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy
Yes, it's political, yes, some people will be looking for pay back / revenge, but the majority of the 'not quite yet immune herd' are bleating about double standards and elitism.

Myself, I think of him as a bit like that giraffe named Frank:.
Ha ha, that spoiler was good. I know a few blokes like that.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
he is a mumbling, arrogant, hypocrite.
Who holds a lot of power, rumour has it that everything that Johnson says has been written and approved by Cummings, what we don't know is what Cummings has on Johnson. must be something for him to have kept his job.
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Logic of some people

Can't afford renters insurance = shouldn't have a place to live and be homeless.

Probably the same people who complain about their being too many homeless people.
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