Discussion of the UK Government
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By Kreuzberger
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satnav wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:59 pm
At this evening's Downing Street briefing Shapps basically said if we can build a hospital in a few weeks why does it take 20 years to build a new road. How the heck did somebody as thick as Shapps get in the cabinet?
That'll be one of Michael Green's "'Get roads quick' schemes.)
By Boiler
Britain's railways will be 'renationalised' using emergency coronavirus measures - ending the current franchise system

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... sures.html

Now hang on a minute; how is this different to what we have at the moment, or is this Classic Dom's attack on the ORR and Network Rail? Or have they actually realised that the current system genuinely doesn't work?
Mr Shapps' new system, which he will likely oversee as part of a board, would give control of fares and timetables to ministers.
Bring back 'The Kremlin'!! (that's 222 Marylebone Road)
By satnav
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Shapps has spent the last couple of weeks giving interviews from his office at home, defending the indefensible so Boris will probably be quite pleased if Shapps is confined to home when he returns from holiday because he will be the go to minister for media briefings for most of August.
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:51 pm
"You'd have to have a heart of stone..." etc. etc.

Maybe he can go on and stay at Johnson Senior's pad in Greece and flout the rules that way.

I'm sure he's out on the streets touting timeshares right now.
By Bones McCoy
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AOB wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:53 am
I'm sure this aborted trip to Spain for Shapps wasn't a Cummings orchestrated PR stunt to show the plebs that poor old Government ministers get caught up in inconveniences, too. Perish the thought.
It's this week's "One of ours".

See also "Some of my ministers are black".
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