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Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:21 pm
by Cyclist
ToryEducation. Now *there's* an oxymoron.

Tories don't want educated masses. They want us dumb, ignorant, gullible, and above all, pliable and compliant.

What a pity so many of us are still capable of thinking for ourselves.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:33 pm
by crabcakes_windermere
This is interesting. Cummings’ star may be on the wane, because he can no longer deliver. Turns out you can’t read the people when you’ve turned them all against you.


Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:50 pm
by The Red Arrow
Yes interesting thread, it was all going to be so easy, wasn't it? Johnson as head clown, bumbling around, waving the flag. The rest of them making a killing from their pet projects. Cummings reading the runes and steering the ship through divided waters.
They are stuck in permanent campaigning mode, worryingly they don’t have the skills or insight to administer the country and manage complex dynamic issues.
Permanently on the back foot operating whack-a-mole reactive management.
All too reminiscent of Wotsit Hitler.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:25 am
by satnav
When you look at how mediocre the current cabinet is you after wonder if Cummings helped select the cabinet so that he would be able to easily manipulate ministers to follow is agenda. Whilst most cabinet members rushed to defend him when he was caught breaking the lockdown Priti Patel and Gavin Williamson didn't go out of their way to support which might suggests they don't like taking orders from him and would rather see the back of him so they could pursue their own policies.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:55 am
by crabcakes_windermere
The problem with putting incompetent backstabbing egomaniacs in posts because you think they’re stupid enough to follow your orders In lieu of having any of their own is that they’re still backstabbing egomaniacs.

Williamson, Raab, Patel and Gove are all alike in that they all think like Johnson - that they deserve to be Prime Minister, and don’t believe an absolute lack of competence to be any sort of a barrier to achieving this. If Cummings is an obstacle to that and there’s a way to get rid of him, I don’t doubt for a second they’d take it.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:15 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
satnav wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:25 am
When you look at how mediocre the current cabinet is you after wonder if Cummings helped select the cabinet so that he would be able to easily manipulate ministers to follow is agenda.
I think, to be honest, that was always the aim, with Johnson's gleeful collusion.
Whilst most cabinet members rushed to defend him when he was caught breaking the lockdown Priti Patel and Gavin Williamson didn't go out of their way to support which might suggests they don't like taking orders from him and would rather see the back of him so they could pursue their own policies.
Not sure. I thought Patel was out of things at the time - too much of a nasty figure? If you remember there were lots of comments that she had become invisible. As for Williamson, perhaps the apparent takeover of Education by Cummings/Johnson and possibly Gove has put him off-piste.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:16 pm
by satnav
It looks like the Cummings power grab has moved on a pace with Mark Sedwell being forced out from his job as Cabinet Secretary. Boris is clearly trying to get him to go quietly by offering him a number of made up jobs. Hopefully Sedwell will do the right thing and knife Cummings and Johnson on his way out.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:34 pm
by Tubby Isaacs

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:34 pm
by The Red Arrow



Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:58 am
by Zuriblue
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Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:12 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Good thread here on the Perm Sec from the DoJ appearing before a Commons Committee. Another one on the way out? No mention of Cummings, but I wouldn't be surprised if he or a pal have been in touch with him.


Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:24 am
by Andy McDandy
Viz goes pretty much all out on Cummings this month. As well as the full page plate ad, there are a few letters about him, a pisstake of Cobra meetings, and a "Spot the Clue" mystery starring Detective Boris Johnson investigating the seemingly open and shut case of Cummings spraying shit all over everyone*.

*Spoiler: Johnson decides he's innocent.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:38 pm
by Catkins
Good thread here on the Perm Sec from the DoJ appearing before a Commons Committee. Another one on the way out?
His term is up in August.

Keep an eye on the MOJ - the government are rumbling about removing trial by jury (as a 'temporary measure' of course) to deal with the courts backlog post-Covid19. Except that the backlog is mainly caused by the government having only allowed a minority of available courts to run over the last few years as they weren't prepared to pay for judges.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 pm
by Cyclist
And so the country slides towards totalitarianism.

Re: Dominic Cummings

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:05 pm
by The Red Arrow