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Conservative Home

Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:45 pm
by Bones McCoy
I go there - so you don't have to.

In today's highlights:

Miles Davis famously said "It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play."
ConservativeHome are currently not playing the notes about the Prime Minister's recent difficulties.

We therefore turn to this great example of how to make the Jocks, Micks and Taffs feel at home in the United Kingdom.

The Department of Health should deliver some NHS services directly in the devolved territories

https://www.conservativehome.com/thetor ... ories.html

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:50 pm
by Bones McCoy
And today, a regular contributor appears to be calling for the resumption of armed sectarian conflict in N. Ireland.
So I welcome the removal of an appeaser like Foster, and hope that she will be replaced by Sammy Wilson. The DUP must fight using all means at their disposal to make the Protocol completely unworkable. Contrary to what this article suggests, neither Boris Johnson nor Lord Frost have any intention of standing up for the integrity of our country. They are both happy to betray us to Brussels - hence their capitulation over the legislative changes initially proposed in the UKIM Act.

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:21 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Makes you wonder how they hold down a job in the real world.

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:40 pm
by Bones McCoy
Malcolm Armsteen wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:21 pm Makes you wonder how they hold down a job in the real world.
Judging by the posting times (and a lot of the "When I used to work in Law" type comments), they're mostly retired, unless Putinbots have been fitted with a "cranky old git" AI module.

Maybe they should rename it ConservativeCareHome - eh readers:

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Would be a first, shoehorning Care and Conservative into a single sentence.

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 12:03 am
by MisterMuncher
Bones McCoy wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:50 pm And today, a regular contributor appears to be calling for the resumption of armed sectarian conflict in N. Ireland.
So I welcome the removal of an appeaser like Foster, and hope that she will be replaced by Sammy Wilson. The DUP must fight using all means at their disposal to make the Protocol completely unworkable. Contrary to what this article suggests, neither Boris Johnson nor Lord Frost have any intention of standing up for the integrity of our country. They are both happy to betray us to Brussels - hence their capitulation over the legislative changes initially proposed in the UKIM Act.
I wonder how that'll work out, given Sammy or Eddie Poots (current front runner) is pretty much going to kill the nose-holding DUP vote. Michelle as FM seems a given. There's a not insignificant probability it ends with Naomi Long as DFM too, and the DUP essentially relegated to spoiler votes and bombast.

I also wonder how the intensely rotten affair of Larne Harbour (when the DUP council Chief Exec took it upon herself to recommend the port closure based on the opinions of DUP MPs, not the council, over a nebulous at best terrorist threat) squares with GB Tories. Anger at the sheer disregard for even trying to legitimise it, or grudging admiration for the utter audacity?

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:53 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 9:02 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
You want an exploding irony meter?



On the other hand, I suppose it's good Rachel Wolf is putting the case against Johnsonian hard hat photo op spaffing.

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:29 pm
by Bones McCoy
Tubby Isaacs wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:02 pm You want an exploding irony meter?



On the other hand, I suppose it's good Rachel Wolf is putting the case against Johnsonian hard hat photo op spaffing.
Soft play centres are the devil's own creation.
The tiny goblin just turned 18, so it's over a decade since we last brought one home from a snot-encrusted piss-soaked ball-pool.

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:41 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Ouch.

Soft play? Soft play? No soft play for us. And we went really high on the swings and all.

Re: Conservative Home

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 10:27 pm
by MisterMuncher
Soft play areas typically involve paying in and minimum wage zero hour workers, unlike provision of proper nursery, childcare or outdoor park facilities, which require either public investment, highly trained staff or both. What better than to get money from the parents, tuck the kids away on an industrial estate, then sell the (less used) park off to property developers to sit on until they've wedged a big enough bung for planning permission. As such it's the Tory dream.


(Also, my de rigeur recommendation of China Mieville's "The Ball Room" from Looking For Jake, which has been quietly eating my sanity at birthday parties since the eldest turned 3