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#615603
It’s his inability to resist that’s the worst. He just has to get in his little dig and his little wink.

It’s “left-wing virtue signalling”. Only unlike when the term is used pejoratively by right-wingers to try and dismiss people bringing attention to genuine good causes, here there’s no virtue, it’s entirely meant to send a signal and nothing else, and it actually *is* contemptuous.
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By davidjay
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#615616
It's reminding me a bit of Michael Moore; well-meanng but sees everything in black and white so he can't resist putting a couple of easily-debunkable claims into every film, which can be used against him and damages his credibility.
 
By Oblomov
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#615652
Anecdotal so bury it with salt but I met with a sports chum today, he told me one of his friends is a civil servant that was in charge of briefing the commons about the workings of the furlough scheme and Saint Jeremy was easily the most difficult politician to brief (for a multitude of reasons).
 
By Oblomov
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#615658
Unfortunately my sieve brain is already failing to recall most of it but his eyes glazed over at the in depth mechanics of it, and finally understanding it (after multiple attempts) he was apparently huffy that the money was going to workers via their (private corporation) employers rather than paid directly into people's bank accounts.
 
By Oblomov
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#615668
"To call him distinctly unimpressive would be generous" as the acquaintance of an acquaintance put it.
#615713
Worked with a few councillors like that over the years. "But look, what I don't get is...", before reframing the question in an umpteenth way. Yes, you do get it, you just don't like the answer.
 
By Catkins
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Unfortunately my sieve brain is already failing to recall most of it but his eyes glazed over at the in depth mechanics of it, and finally understanding it (after multiple attempts) he was apparently huffy that the money was going to workers via their (private corporation) employers rather than paid directly into people's bank accounts.
I'm actually aware of people who were just sacked at lockdown as their employers 'couldn't be bothered' to complete the admin for the furlough scheme, so yes the government scheme relied on the benevolence or otherwise of the bosses to do right by the workers. However I suspect that Jeremy just had a knee-jerk reaction rather than any detailed critique of the scheme's weaknesses.
#615726
And given the time frame it would have been impossible to do it any other way without huge delays for millions of people. But firing people, or making them redundant, was a bastard trick.
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