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Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm
by KevS
So, basically we're heading for a cabinet consisting of Johnson & Cummings' boot licking entrouage. Deep joy.

I don't suppose there's any hope of Javid doing a Geoffrey Howe in the Commons in the next few days?

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:06 pm
by youngian
KevS wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm
I don't suppose there's any hope of Javid doing a Geoffrey Howe in the Commons in the next few days?
It'll be next week's fish and chip paper it if does.

Overseas aid goes to Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Isn't she mad as a bucket of frogs?

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:19 pm
by The Red Arrow
Bones McCoy wrote: Sounds like an opening for Grayling.

It's Sunak, apparently. Sleep well, groovers.

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Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:26 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
youngian wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:06 pm
KevS wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm
I don't suppose there's any hope of Javid doing a Geoffrey Howe in the Commons in the next few days?
It'll be next week's fish and chip paper it if does.

Overseas aid goes to Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Isn't she mad as a bucket of frogs?
She's got interesting views on overseas aid.


Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:32 pm
by youngian
Braverman as AG. Sweet Jesus.

Talent free ideological appointments never worked out for Corbyn. With Johnson pulling the strings its going to be a theatre of the absurd.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:41 pm
by randomelement
So kids going hungry in this country, is due to giving aid to African countries and nothing to do with Universal Credit and austerity measures. Glad we got that straight.

By her own admission Anne-Marie is going to be a proponent of increasing benefits and help to those most in need of it. I'm not holding my breath

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:15 pm
by youngian

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:48 pm
by The Red Arrow
Yet again, I ask you to consider the reaction of our free and fearless press if this was going down in South America or Eastern Europe. What words would they use to describe it?


The grip tightens: Javid resignation shows even scrutiny within govt is fading
The Supreme Court is clearly in their sights. So is the Human Rights Act, which provides individuals with protections from the state. And so is judicial review, the system which allows citizens to take ministers to court.

The judiciary, like the Treasury - and like the media, which is also under assault - are undermined because they can impose restraint on No.10. That, of course, is one of the foundational ideas of what constitutes a free society operating under the rule of law. It is now under attack. This is a domestic Brexit: the dismantling of institutions in favour of executive power.
https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/0 ... utiny-with


Edit: Yeah - here's hoping...
Hmm. Bearing in mind all the dubious things we all know Johnson has done, Cummings must have an absolute cracker to hold over him.
He knows something we don't beyond simply threatening journalists and pathological lying.
I hope so because I feel like these two clowns are going to fall out spectacularly at some point!

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:53 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Buckland is still in post and seems like a fairly reasonable lawyerly type. Hopefully I'm not being naive about that. He should probably prepare for Bernard Ingham style attacks.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:42 pm
by davidjay
I'm past caring. The economy tanks, xenophobia and bigotry run rampant, the juduciary are neutered and the press are complicit in the slide towards totalitarianism. Let it happen - let the idiots who voted for it suffer.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:46 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
They will. But they'll blame you and me.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:49 pm
by davidjay
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:46 pm
They will. But they'll blame you and me.
They won't, because we're white, we were born here and we're not poor.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
We're lefties, enemies of the people.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm
by davidjay
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm
We're lefties, enemies of the people.
But they don't know that. We look like them.

Re: The Tories, Generally

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:51 pm
by youngian
I understand Suella Braverman’s first name is really Sue-Ellen. Presumably named after JR Ewing’s achoholic car crash of a wife in Dallas.