Andy McDandy wrote: ↑
Mon May 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Something I've noticed about Cummings is that he's a big fan of getting close to people and winding them up, knowing that they cannot hit him, as there's generally a camera crew around. It's a bit like that over-mateyness that various far right goons started doing, all chummy and "I just wanna have a reasonable conversation", while two massive skinhead bodyguards loomed into view. But yeah - I remember when he was confronted by an MP over the abuse and threats MPs were getting, and he was just standing there smugly going Just get Brexit done then", while he may as well have been saying "Wanna hit me? Want a free shot? Go on, teacher's just over there"
In the past when working in schools, I've had quiet off-the-record words with a few cocky schoolboys displaying such attitudes, telling them that if they continue with such an attitude then sooner or later, someone will give you what you want - as well as a whole lot more that you never wanted, and not only will you regret in the future, but you'll learn a lot about yourself and your place in society very quickly.
In that sense, I'm reminded of Prescott's left jab on the election trail in 2001 - if someone twatted Cummings live on camera, they'd become a national hero.