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  1. These last 48 hours have just shown what a sorry state British politics has become. At the centre of it all a man who has generally shown contempt for the intellect of the British public. Sling a few slogans around, tug a few heart strings re. the NHS, play on people’s fears about immigration and you really can “get Brexit done”. A man who’s genius is to spoon-fed political issues to the masses and revel in it when they gulp it down (“take back control” and a deal being “oven ready”). It’s no surprise that a man who you hold up as some kind of heroic figure - and vindic
    18 points
  2. would like to once again ask why you are defending him? no other tory has yet to come up with a reason other than because he's a tory. you don't actually have to defend him, you know? you can take a step back and look at the developments of the last 48 hours and like 99% of the rest of the country, you can think what an absolute bellend. what would it take him and the rest of his pals to do for you to not defend him? like fair play, boris johnson is going to defend him because he owes him this chapter of his career. you owe him absolutely fu ck all? he is actively taking the piss
    17 points
  3. ‘Faux outrage’ - as I’ve said elsewhere I’ve had to leave my recently widowed Dad off on his own for numerous weeks. Hearing a bloke of 60 get mentally shot every few days has been probably in my lowest moments of my life. Couldn’t see him, fifty miles away. There are countless examples of families missing funerals etc. Faux outrage this isn’t.
    16 points
  4. No faux outrage from me, I'm genuinely angry about it. He and his wife had the virus for starters. He put hundreds if not thousands of people at risk by carry it almost the length of the country. Millions of people have barely left the house in two month, they not seen loved ones before they died, they missed funerals. They struggled through looking after their child whilst they had the virus. I'm angry with him as much as I am with Ferguson and Calderwood, and I'm angry at the government for brushing this under the carpet and basically rewriting history to make the guidelines fit in with his
    15 points
  5. so you have stuck to the rules that he didn't, and that your lord and saviour boris johnson has just said you didn't need to stick to at all? do you not see how much they are taking the piss out of us all, especially you for (presumably) voting for, supporting and now defending him? this isn't "faux outrage". i'm not sure why that phrase keeps coming up. nobody is pretending to be outraged by this, people genuinely are outraged by just how fu cking ridiculous and arrogant these absolute cu nts are. there's nothing "faux" about it. like i said, i've got no real issue o
    12 points
  6. Seriously debs, it’s a mild flu for 80% of people. the likelihood that both parents would be incapacitated and unable to care for their child is v v low and in that unlikely situation, there are still options, especially for the prime minister’s senior aide. Driving 260 miles against the guidelines is straight wrong and to use the child as an excuse merely makes it worse imo.
    11 points
  7. So he's one of those unaccountable and unelected elites?
    11 points
  8. Yeah. We used to have a hardcore of 10k, which over time grew to be about 20k when we were in League 1. People don't become "hardcore" without dipping a toe in first. Also the obsession with avoiding empty seats in England is bizzare, does anyone genuinely care if there are a few hundred empties for a game against Palace?
    11 points
  9. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11991509/loans-manager-role-explained-dean-hammond-on-why-it-is-so-important Former Leicester loans manager explains the significance of the role Last Updated: 24/05/20 9:05am Harvey Barnes is an example of the success of Leicester's loan system With more and more players going out on loan, Premier League clubs now appoint a loans manager to handle the progress of their young talent when they are playing elsewhere. In conversat
    10 points
  10. Out of interest, how many of them 37,000 people had their loved ones around them when they died? Do you see the issue?
    10 points
  11. Nobody on either side should be seeking to politicise this. It's not about Right v Left or Blue v Red. It's about the competence of government during this crisis. Simple as.
    10 points
  12. What year are you in Strokes ?
    9 points
  13. I'm taking no pleasure in this. I'm just seething for the countless thousands who have suffered alone when apparently they could have just hopped in their car to be near family if it suited them. It's not the act in itself that irks. It's the lack of contrition or acknowledgement that the rules have been retroactively rewritten to suit one man at the very top of government. It absolutely reeks.
    9 points
  14. Ok, clearly you're not particularly knowledgeable on the subject, so I will educate you (free of charge! The public purse doesn't even pay for me on a Sunday!). The Government do want all children to return soon. They initially want those 3 classes to return first, but would like for all classes to return for at least a month before the end of term. Which makes it only a few weeks after the initial classes return. Those initial 3 classes? Yes, we can just about make provision to cope with them and ensure reasonable safety precautions. Every class? Nope, can't be done.
    8 points
  15. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    7 points
  16. You do know teachers are still working, right? Did a teacher sleep with your wife or something? As a teacher, I've also worked full time since the start of the virus. 50% of my days are in school, and 50% of them I'm working from home. During school hours, I'm working with groups of up to 15 children, without any protection. That's alright for me though - I'm young, and probably fairly virus proof. I think "guaranteeing safety" obviously isn't possible, and probably shouldn't be taken literally. However, there also needs to be reasonable measures in plac
    7 points
  17. Presumably, they actually live in the area on their restriction-following walk, not in London, 250 miles away. The Durham Constabulary have confirmed his first visit already. His second visit? Not yet but the story is fairly young and seems to be being released incrementally. Worth keeping an eye on. That’s simply not correct, is it? Are you telling me Steve Baker, former Chairman is the European Research Group, is anti-Brexit? I’m not buying it. Sure, sack them. Sit a by-election. We’ll see who’s missEd who more between three backbenchers
    7 points
  18. There’s no faux outrage, his neighbours were ready to lynch him tonight when he walked home. He can thank social distancing and their self restraint that the abuse he got was just verbal. I know I know some will pass that off as the ‘Metropolitan Elite’ This man is the Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister, to believe the only option available to him was to drive 260 miles for childcare is at best incredibly naive. The fact he did it whilst positive for Covid 19 is just something else. Thousands have died alone with no family member at their side on the basis of this gov
    6 points
  19. 6 points
  20. Stays with you, obviously. We’re just about to send millions of children back to school, it’s clear that the government doesn’t think this is going to be a big issue for kids. What has everybody else in the country been doing when they get ill, popping round their folks’? I cannot understand this. He broke the guidelines. Call it a sacking offence, don’t call it a sacking offence, I don’t care. But pretending this is all fine because of a series of hypotheticals which never came to pass is preposterous.
    6 points
  21. Straight up harassment and intimidation of his family. Utterly deplorable. This is beyond personal.
    6 points
  22. Sounds like he's pretty ****ed tbh. With the first one I can understand it, but if he's been daytripping around then he needs the axe. Suppose it will come down to if there's any actual evidence he was out and about.
    6 points
  23. Who were not ill at the time and resigned anyway. Not sure what you don’t get about this episode.
    6 points
  24. There is no way they won't have enough evidence to back up that second story - they've sat on it for weeks, they went to the Government about it 6 weeks ago, so had plenty of time to check. They've probably got someone in the same street, checking on his vehicle / general whereabouts at his London home who've been ringing them up - who wouldn't take that paying job if they're stuck in doors? "Hello is that the Guardian? Yeah, Cummings has ****ed off in his Land-rover again." What I don't understand is why the Government have gone with the "fake news" defence. It m
    6 points
  25. Trump is borderline 25th Amendment worthy, Boris is an utterly dishonest charlatan.
    5 points
  26. "I believe that in every respect he has acted responsibly and legally and with integrity and with the overwhelming aim of stopping the spread of the virus and saving lives." How did driving to Durham help stop the spread of the virus and save lives?
    5 points
  27. I've rehearsed my answers & I'm sticking to them
    5 points
  28. Am I the only one who couldn't give a shit about Dominic Cummings and whatever he has done? This forum has become pathetic, on both sides. I want to know about actual Corona virus news and whether we are any closer to getting through this, now all we have to read is about something which happened two months ago. We need football back, for something else to talk about because I can't stand reading this anymore.
    5 points
  29. He's not going to shag you mate.
    5 points
  30. So to confirm then the big Guardian/Mirror scoop consisted of Cummings allegedly being spotted in some woods by an anonymous walker (wait, why was the walker in the woods too?). No pictures. No videos. No real evidence. In fact, despite this story being pretty old now, still no real evidence that he broke any guidelines whatsoever. Still, the guy might still end up losing his job. It's almost like these guys got it spot on from a few weeks ago: Also, those calling for Cummings head, if it does happen I presume you'll all be calling for the resigna
    5 points
  31. Why do people want to keep arguing about this no one is going to change their minds this is why Mark wanted to avoid party politics in here, 99% of the people are so intransigent they'll never change their allegiance. So many seem to get great pleasure if a politician of a party they don't support messes up.
    5 points
  32. Kabasele playing a blinder here with this tweet
    5 points
  33. nobody wants recognition of what he did to be "hidden away", but i agree that it doesn't seem quite right that our stadium/it's grounds seem to honour/worship an owner more than it does any players in our history.
    5 points
  34. Has a Prime Minister ever stood in front of the nation and lost such credibility in one go? He’s screwed up from start to finish and if you can’t see that then you never will and are most likely letting political allegiance cloud your judgement. Johnson needs to go now - genuinely don’t think anyone could do a worse job even stepping in mid-pandemic.
    4 points
  35. This is the official account. Someone's getting a P45 but going out in flames.
    4 points
  36. Boris Johnson is trying to move the story on now and this is a significant development. The PM thinks we are on course to move to phase two of the Coronavirus response. This announcement covers England but it means from a week tomorrow primary schools will be reopening. This is controversial - unions have warned teachers can’t be asked to return unless their safety can be guaranteed. Hows about bollocks. NO ONE ON THE PLANET has their safety guaranteed right now. What makes you ****s so special. Get back to work like the rest of us ffs.
    4 points
  37. Overt corruption He broke lockdown you wally...
    4 points
  38. 'Is it one rule for you, Mr Cummings, and another rule for everybody else?' She asks while about 30 of them break the 2 meter rule
    4 points
  39. My money is on the Guardian not existing in 6 months time, and good riddance.
    4 points
  40. This is exactly the problem. Boris is a puppet who has got to where he is based on Cumming’s strategies and slogans and he’s probably bricking it right now that he’ll get even more found out if he has to sack him. Sad state of affairs when the government’s response to Dominic Cummings misdemeanours is clearly being orchestrated by Dominic Cummings. Clear tactic to talk about 4-year old child and “what would you do in this situation?” and get all the loyal aides that Dominic would tolerate in the cabinet pushing the same points. Laughable to see the same old
    4 points
  41. out of interest, great insult btw as per, pretty immature but hilarious so fair play, why are you still looking to defend him? can you genuinely not put political sides aside and see a cu nt for a cu nt? what would it take someone high up in the government to do before you stopped saying yeah that's fine, carry on?
    4 points
  42. Basically they've weakened their own policy for the sake of Dominic Cummings not having to apologise.
    4 points
  43. Just did my first 10k! Was only planning on 8, but when I got to 7 I thought **** it. Did it in 54:59 and managed to fall over on the final stretch . Must have been the excitement. Shoutout to @Wolfox for starting this club, I could never be arsed to do more than 30 mins until I saw this thread.
    4 points
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