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3 hours ago, Barrington Womble said:

Well of course these restrictions will be enough. They've moved on the news cycle, they'll go to recess soon and nobody will be arsed over Christmas if more "party" stories come out. They're in the clear till the new year and by then they can lift restrictions and if there's another attack on them at the time, they'll string it out to make it controversial so it consumes the news cycle. 

 

The current restrictions might be enough for Johnson but if this variant results in a massive increase of cases like it's predicted to he's going to be under a lot of pressure to do something else. Or they could already have it in mind to add further measures. Anyway I don't think we'll be waiting long to find out.

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14 minutes ago, Red Phoenix said:

 

The current restrictions might be enough for Johnson but if this variant results in a massive increase of cases like it's predicted to he's going to be under a lot of pressure to do something else. Or they could already have it in mind to add further measures. Anyway I don't think we'll be waiting long to find out.

I reckon there will only be more restrictions if there's such a big increase in hospitalisations that it becomes inevitable.

 

The restrictions are bad for businesses (aka donors), unpopular with the Tory backbenchers and (the least of Johnson's concerns) unpopular with the public.

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45 minutes ago, Red Phoenix said:

 

The current restrictions might be enough for Johnson but if this variant results in a massive increase of cases like it's predicted to he's going to be under a lot of pressure to do something else. Or they could already have it in mind to add further measures. Anyway I don't think we'll be waiting long to find out.

yep, we will definitely find out soon - cases are through the roof today. 

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Outstanding by Crace today...

 

'The crucial part of any lie is that it must be believable. Not necessarily by everyone but by enough to create a margin of doubt, however small. It also helps if the lie feeds into the audience’s weakness by telling them what they want to hear.

 

One of the ways someone who is serially unfaithful can get away with it for so long is that their partner would rather cling to something demonstrably untrue than face the reality of being betrayed. Again. The creaks in the excuses cover up those in the bedsprings. Much the same applies to politics. Voters frequently back snake-oil salesmen simply because they need to believe in a promised land. One that’s often located somewhere in an imagined, nostalgic past.

 

No one knows this better than Boris Johnson. If he has a talent, it’s a talent for lying. And while it may have cost him countless relationships and friendships, it has taken him all the way to Downing Street. Put simply, he has become prime minister by lying better than all the other contenders for the job. But now he has run out of road and the lies have caught up with him. He’s the cartoon villain hopelessly spinning his legs before plunging into the abyss. Brexit has failed to deliver any of its promised rewards and inflation, at more than 5%, is far higher than wage growth. No matter how Boris tries to spin it, people are feeling more broke by the week.

 

Nor is the clown act working any more. Every comedian has their day and people no longer find him funny. He is the Man Without Qualities. The lies are no longer believable and the jokes are far too tired to paper over the cracks. Johnson’s japes about the parties not being parties and the rules being obeyed at all time (wink) lie face down, dead in the water. He has lost all trust, all credibility. His lies and cover-ups are an insult to all those who bothered to follow the regulations. Worst of all, he doesn’t even realise he’s the author of his own downfall. Inspector Clueless.

 

There were a few cheers as Johnson took his place in the chamber for the last prime minister’s questions of the year. Though they had a hollow echo given that 99 Tories had given Boris the finger the night before. Most of the noise was merely a Pavlovian response. Those making it feel no sense of loyalty and will happily back a new leader when the time is right, for their own advancement as well as the Tory party’s. An absence of loyalty is a two-way street. Indeed an outsider might well have believed it was Keir Starmer who was the prime minister and Boris who was the leader of the opposition from the exchanges that followed.

 

It was Starmer who had all the best lines. The confidence born of carrying the moral authority of the house. Johnson merely burbled and rambled, free associating past remembered punchlines that had never really landed the first time months ago when some still took him seriously as prime minister.

 

Neither do his backbenchers trust him. They’d always known he was a liar, but he had been their liar. Now he’s not even that. He’s just a shambles. Both mentally and physically. He looks broken. The body of an 80-year-old blob who has let himself go, topped off with a toddler’s haircut. A wreck of a human being turned wrecking ball to the country. Someone who knows he is failing and takes out his anger on all those around him. That includes you.

 

The Labour leader raced through his questions, scoring easy wins along the way. It had been Labour votes that had ensured the new Covid measures became law and it was Labour the country could trust to protect the national health.

 

The Tory backbenchers were right to have no confidence in someone who consistently overpromised and couldn’t tell the truth about the parties in Downing Street – there’s almost been enough to fill an Advent calendar – but totally out of touch when it came to understanding the criticality of the Omicron pandemic. MPs who had no qualms about depriving people of their citizenship and limiting rights to protest now found wearing a mask a step too far.

 

Johnson did what he always does when under pressure: invented a fantasy narrative to suit himself that only he believed. Not so much socially distanced from the truth as anti-socially distanced. At times he was completely delusional, insisting that Labour would never have implemented a vaccine programme and that he alone would be prepared to put in place a “plan C”.

 

All this when plan B had never been likely to stop Omicron but was the best he could hope to swing past enough of his “die and let die” backbenchers. We reached peak Madness of King Boris with his insistence he hadn’t relied on Labour votes on Tuesday night. When you don’t understand primary school addition and subtraction, it’s really time to go. Even Priti Patel can almost manage that. Stupidity seems to be spreading faster than Omicron through the cabinet.

 

Many backbenchers slid away after the exchanges between the two leaders, but there was still time for more nonsense. First Boris tried to claim he had the NHS right behind him. He doesn’t. Most doctors fucking hate him – their words – for leaving them so exposed and under-resourced during the pandemic. And now they’ve been given the impossible target of delivering more than 1m jabs a day over the holiday period. Then, after a quick chat to Liz “Britannia” Truss, who momentarily broke off looking at her coronation Christmas cards on Instagram, he lied to Tom Tugendhat about cuts to the Foreign Office. Both Liz and I can’t wait for her to become the next Tory leader.

 

Later that afternoon, Johnson was giving a Downing Street press conference in which he re-announced the booster campaign he had first announced on Sunday. Call it the Bertie Booster timelag. Though he still couldn’t quite explain why he hadn’t started the boosters weeks earlier or why the EU had been quicker to approve vaccines for 5- to 12-year-olds. Inevitably, he was asked whether this wasn’t all too little too late. “Not at all,” said Boris. “Hang on,” said Chris Whitty, looking more and more like a haunted, overworked undertaker. His best advice was to sit tight, not go anywhere and do the exact opposite of anything the prime minister advised.

“Pifflepafflewifflewaffle,” jabbered the out-of-control bullshit generator. “The best thing is to carry on inviting as many people as possible to parties. Just don’t bother to turn up to them yourself.”

 

By now the presser had collapsed under its internal contradictions. Something Johnson did nothing to address by insisting once more that his own parties had been serious work affairs to which Covid hadn’t been invited. And in any case the public didn’t really care what he did and was just thrilled that he did anything at all. I think we’ll be the judge of that.'

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5 hours ago, AngryOfTuebrook said:

I reckon there will only be more restrictions if there's such a big increase in hospitalisations that it becomes inevitable.

 

The restrictions are bad for businesses (aka donors), unpopular with the Tory backbenchers and (the least of Johnson's concerns) unpopular with the public.

 

Even if there's more and there's a vote on it there'll probably be a lot of support lost from his party but the main thing should be if he then brings things back to normal like I said before. Looking at some other countries things have really gone to shit though so I haven't got my hopes up for the whole thing turning out well, will just have to wait and see.

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15 hours ago, Barrington Womble said:

yep, we will definitely find out soon - cases are through the roof today. 

This could be down to the surge in people requesting tests as they have run out in most places, and more tests than normal being returned. Not trying to discount the impact of the new variant. I guess the number of tests will dip because of people not being able to get any and Christmas.

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7 minutes ago, House of Dirk said:

This could be down to the surge in people requesting tests as they have run out in most places, and more tests than normal being returned. Not trying to discount the impact of the new variant. I guess the number of tests will dip because of people not being able to get any and Christmas.

That will definitely account for part of the increase, but I think yesterday's numbers were not wildly different from what was expected without a surge in testing.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/16/boris-johnson-joined-no-10-party-during-may-2020-lockdown-say-sources

 

Boris Johnson joined No 10 staff for a party in Downing Street during the first lockdown in May last year, sources have alleged, raising questions about whether there was a culture of flouting the rules over a number of months.

 

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1 minute ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

When will there be news of the North Shropshire voting.

 

Exit polls at 10 I think. Nick Clegg is gonna appear and throw Johnson down a death star shaft, dying in the process, with the footage being uploaded to Facebook and not taken down, despite clear rule breaches. 

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Remeber when the fat useless cunt said 'We're not closing the pubs, but don't go to the pubs'? Right at the start or the build up to the first lockdown.

 

We are there again.

 

Catastrophic on every indicator of leadership.

 

Health, individuals & family, business and economy all sacrificed for his ego/political career and not a single fuck was given as we are governed by a narcissistic, entitled, myopic fucking imbecile.

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5 hours ago, Section_31 said:

 

Exit polls at 10 I think. Nick Clegg is gonna appear and throw Johnson down a death star shaft, dying in the process, with the footage being uploaded to Facebook and not taken down, despite clear rule breaches. 

 

No exit polls for a by election.

 

There will be vox pops and bookies soonish though, but they're not really worth the effort as they're pushing agendas.

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1 minute ago, Bruce Spanner said:

Remeber when the fat useless cunt said 'We're not closing the pubs, but don't go to the pubs'? Right at the start or the build up to the first lockdown.

 

We are there again.

 

Catastrophic on every indicator of leadership.

 

Health, individuals & family, business and economy all sacrificed for his ego/political career and not a single fuck was given as we are governed by a narcissistic, entitled, myopic fucking imbecile.

 

He's just not a leader in any way shape or form, you can be a gobshite and still be a decisive leader, but he's both a cunt and a weak, useless fuck.

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Just now, Section_31 said:

 

He's just not a leader in any way shape or form, you can be a gobshite and still be a decisive leader, but he's both a cunt and a weak, useless fuck.

 

Yeah, he's the guy who blags a job as a call centre area manager or some other such and is found out within a week and fired.

 

Yet, here we are, he can't be fired as he's 'democratically' elected and the rest of the spineless cunts are clinging on to him as he allows their excesses to go largly unnoticed. 

 

A perfect wheeze all round.

 

Cunts.

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8 minutes ago, Bruce Spanner said:

Remeber when the fat useless cunt said 'We're not closing the pubs, but don't go to the pubs'? Right at the start or the build up to the first lockdown.

 

We are there again.

 

Catastrophic on every indicator of leadership.

 

Health, individuals & family, business and economy all sacrificed for his ego/political career and not a single fuck was given as we are governed by a narcissistic, entitled, myopic fucking imbecile.

He literally contradicted what whitty said yesterday.

I wonder in 5 or 10 years time if people will look and ask.

What the fuck where we thinking?Probally not

 

If you had to choose a list of attributes which would make you an awful pm ,he would tick every one.

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14 minutes ago, Arniepie said:

He literally contradicted what whitty said yesterday.

I wonder in 5 or 10 years time if people will look and ask.

What the fuck where we thinking?Probally not

 

If you had to choose a list of attributes which would make you an awful pm ,he would tick every one.

 

In one/two years time Johnson will be discussed as one of the worst Prime Ministers the the UK ever had, once memories have settled he will be confirmed as the worst without exception.

 

History will not remember this absolutely inept, unsuitable, entitled, historical anachronist fucking chancer as anything other.

 

The only question is how hard he's destroyed and how many wade in, because it won't be pretty.

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1 minute ago, Bruce Spanner said:

 

In one/two years time Johnson will be discussed as one of he worst Prime Ministers the the UK ever had, once memories have settles he will be confirmed as the worst without exception.

 

History will not remember this absolutely inept, unsuitable, entitled, historical anachronist fucking chancer as anything other.

 

The only question is how hard he's destroyed and how many wade in, because it won't be pretty.

The worst thing is, that was completely predictable and anyone with half a brain knew he'd be a fucking disaster 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Section_31 said:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/16/boris-johnson-joined-no-10-party-during-may-2020-lockdown-say-sources

 

Boris Johnson joined No 10 staff for a party in Downing Street during the first lockdown in May last year, sources have alleged, raising questions about whether there was a culture of flouting the rules over a number of months.

 

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By sources they probably mean Dominic Cummings.

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41 minutes ago, Bruce Spanner said:

 

In one/two years time Johnson will be discussed as one of the worst Prime Ministers the the UK ever had, once memories have settled he will be confirmed as the worst without exception.

 

History will not remember this absolutely inept, unsuitable, entitled, historical anachronist fucking chancer as anything other.

 

The only question is how hard he's destroyed and how many wade in, because it won't be pretty.

Agreed 

Anyone on nodding terms with politics knew he would be an utter fucking disaster.

I'll always remember listening to the radio the day after the election he went upto county Durham or somewhere and 100s of people turned up to cheer him on

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42 minutes ago, Section_31 said:

And wait for this all to blow over 

 

 

 

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He used to write in Loaded or FHM, he was a cunt then too!

 

By the way Martin, Daubney - hint of garlic around that name for a Brexiteer isn't there?

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