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    FOS.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Pretty hard to fly anywhere just now, for anyone. Try reading the comment before you reply to it

    You asked for enlightenment on the lengthy Guardian piece.

    I gave it.

    Are you alright or have you started your drinking session a bit earlier than usual?

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    ^Why complain about Boris? He has no effect on you. You can’t support your partner in uk so they won’t let your sorry pikey ass in the country. Why give yourself a choronary getting excited over something that will never happen to a useless old tramp like you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    You asked for enlightenment on the lengthy Guardian piece.

    I gave it.

    Are you alright or have you started your drinking session a bit earlier than usual?
    Your reply was irrelevant and off topic. It was not enlightening in the least, just a rerun of all your previous moaning drivel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    FOS.......
    You really don’t like facing the bitter truth do you Troy? Neither does Cyrille. No answer, so demean the poster.
    Situation normal for wankers who have been shut down by the truth.
    Enjoy the retirement you have invested in. It won’t be Europe, or uk or the land of smirks, unless you are prepared to cut it your losses. Ask SA. He’s closer to pikey destitution than either of you.

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    ^ I fly back to Germany week after next...

    So that 'demeaning of the poster' didn't really work did it...

    FOS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    ^ I fly back to Germany week after next...

    So that 'demeaning of the poster' didn't really work did it...

    FOS...
    Good to hear you have an international flight confirmed and guaranteed.

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    Poor Chas, it seems those paper thin walls of circumstance are coming down everywhere and the only thing left to anchor him in his delusional state is his dementia.

    One hopes he has a carer who....well......cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    You asked for enlightenment on the lengthy Guardian piece.

    I gave it.

    Are you alright or have you started your drinking session a bit earlier than usual?
    brilliant

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    BoJo fumbled, bumbled and performed U-turn after U-turn, some of them mid-sentence, yesterday in the house. No wonder he wants the place re-stocked with his braying minions and r slickers asap.

    No hiding place for Boris at PMQs | John Crace | Politics | The Guardian

    You can sense the growing disbelief and anger. All his life Boris Johnson has been told that he is the Special One. A person for whom all rules are there to be broken. He is a man who has consistently managed to fail upwards. Sacked from one job for lying or incompetence, he has always effortlessly moved on to a better one. Friends, family and children have only ever been collateral damage in a ruthless pursuit of an entitled ambition.


    Yet now there is no hiding place. Boris has achieved his narcissistic goal of becoming prime minister and from here the only way is down. And itís a lonely place to be because even he canít escape the fact that heís just not cut out for the top job. Itís not just that itís too much like hard work and he is basically lazy: itís that heís not that good at it. Lame gags, bluster and Latin free association just donít cut it.

    Put simply, Boris isnít as bright as he has come to believe he is. In fact, heís quite dim. And nowhere is this more evident than when heís up against Keir Starmer at prime ministerís questions in front of a near empty chamber. During their first few outings, much was made of how Boris crumbled in the face of the Labour leaderís forensic questioning. But now itís clear Johnson canít cope with any kind of questioning at all. Because even when Starmer isnít at his absolute sharpest, Boris begins to fall apart. Itís as if he knows heís up against a man of greater intellect and morality and his only defence is to lash out.


    It doesnít help that Boris has become his own worst enemy. The charmer turned charmless. Mr Happy turned Mr Angry. It also doesnít help that even when his friends at the Daily Telegraph try to big him up with a story about how he was going to take direct control over the governmentís handling of the coronavirus, they only succeed in teeing up Starmer with his first free hit. Who had been in charge of the government during the past three months? Apart from Classic Dom of course. Because we could all take that as read.

    Boris immediately became defensive and snappy. He had always been in control. All that was changing was that now he would be in total control. Besides, he stood behind what the government had done so far. There hadnít been many other countries that had managed to kill so many of its citizens through negligence and indifference, so that was something of which we should all be proud. Besides why was the Labour leader standing up and asking him all these difficult questions when he could easily have been more supportive?


    This left Starmer rather perplexed as he had a copy of a letter he had written to the prime minister a fortnight ago offering to help find a solution on reopening schools to which he had not yet received a reply. ďUm Ö er,Ē said the floundering Boris. He had rung him back. Except he hadnít. He had merely spoken to all the opposition leaders on a joint conference call.

    There was something almost pathetic about Boris pleading for people to trust him at the very moment he was lying. Starmer merely pointed out that trust had to be earned, and returned to the charge sheet. Why had Johnson eased lockdown restrictions when the woman in charge of track and trace on which the new guidance was predicated had said the programme wouldnít be fully functional till the end of the month? Why had the guidelines been altered when the threat was still stuck at level 4?


    By now it was clear that Starmer had got under Borisís skin, and Johnson began to visibly fall apart as he tugged at his hair, tried to prevent his chin from wobbling and angrily jabbed his finger. A prime minister unable to differentiate between being picked on and being subjected to the bare minimum of democratic scrutiny. For Boris even the most modest of criticism is interpreted as a personal betrayal. He might not be very good but he was doing his very best and it was about time the Labour leader and the rest of the country expressed their gratitude for that.

    As so often, the leadersí exchanges ended with Boris doing a U-turn on government policy. If you had to guess from PMQs who was running the country then youíd have to say it was Starmer. Only the previous day, Johnson had insisted on a three-line whip in support of Jacob Rees-Moggís plans to institutionalise discrimination into the workings of the Commons. Now it sounded very much as if he had had a change of mind. Which had meant that much of Tuesdayís proceedings had been as big a waste of time as MPs queueing up for 90 minutes to deprive absent MPs of a vote.


    Not that queueing was necessarily a bad thing, Boris ad-libbed. The public had queued for Ikea so it was right for MPs to get their knees dirty and queue to vote as well. Even though there was a fully functional alternative up and running already. Itís getting harder and harder to know where satire ends and reality starts.

    Boris breathed a sigh of relief when Starmerís six questions came to an end, but there was no let up. The SNPís Ian Blackford twice asked Boris to condemn President Trumpís handling of the riots in the US Ė teargassing peaceful protesters to get a photo op in front of a church had been a particular low point Ė and twice the prime minister declined. Even Theresa May got in on the act by asking a Brexit question he couldnít answer. How the Tory benches could do with her at PMQs right now.


    The truth is that Boris is a beaten man even before he stands up to speak at the dispatch box. He knows that. Keir knows that. Worst of all, the country knows that. The shouting is all just empty, white noise. A distraction from his own limitations. And at a time of national crisis you canít get away with putting that on the side of a bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The truth is that Boris is a beaten man even before he stands up to speak at the dispatch box. He knows that. Keir knows that. Worst of all, the country knows that. The shouting is all just empty, white noise. A distraction from his own limitations. And at a time of national crisis you can’t get away with putting that on the side of a bus.
    Fortunately, Guradian opinion pieces do not usurp the electorate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You can sense the growing disbelief and anger. All his life Boris Johnson/Donald Trump has been told that he is the Special One. A person for whom all rules are there to be broken. He is a man who has consistently managed to fail upwards. Sacked from one job for lying or incompetence, he has always effortlessly moved on to a better one. Friends, family and children have only ever been collateral damage in a ruthless pursuit of an entitled ambition.


    Yet now there is no hiding place. Boris/Donald has achieved his narcissistic goal of becoming prime minister/president and from here the only way is down. And it’s a lonely place to be because even he can’t escape the fact that he’s just not cut out for the top job. It’s not just that it’s too much like hard work and he is basically lazy: it’s that he’s not that good at it. Lame gags, bluster and Latin free association just don’t cut it.

    Put simply, Boris/Donald isn’t as bright as he has come to believe he is. In fact, he’s quite dim.
    Boris/Trump - interchangeable

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    BoJo's COVID kill rate is now indisputably the highest in Europe and the second wave has already started in several UK regions even before the Clown has properly emerged from his belated lockdown. Taking into account the care home slaughter, over 50,000 have now died because of his cack-handed laziness and buffoonery.

    Truly, he is a worthy icon for the 17.6 million Brexit morons who voted for him.

    The recession will be marvellous to witness this winter as the lumpen masses realise in their economic misery their vote demolishing the red wall of Labour in the North and Midlands will be rewarded by unemployment, higher taxes, negative equity in their overpriced cookie-cutter suburban bothies and more expensive credit.

    BoJo and Goebbels Cummings make a great team indeed.

    I think the EU are now increasingly relieved the English are gone and realise the Brexit vote was a blessing in disguise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Fortunately, Guradian opinion pieces do not usurp the electorate.
    Given the majority of the British electorate has great difficulty in distinguishing between a sentence and a statement, it's scarcely surprising they would fail to comprehend pretty much anything written in the Guardian.

    The stupid have one saving grace though, they are incapable of imagining the bullet heading their way until it has already blown out what passes for their brains by which time it is all rather academic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    BoJo's COVID kill rate is now indisputably the highest in Europe and the second wave has already started in several UK regions even before the Clown has properly emerged from his belated lockdown. Taking into account the care home slaughter, over 50,000 have now died because of his cack-handed laziness and buffoonery.

    Truly, he is a worthy icon for the 17.6 million Brexit morons who voted for him.

    The recession will be marvellous to witness this winter as the lumpen masses realise in their economic misery their vote demolishing the red wall of Labour in the North and Midlands will be rewarded by unemployment, higher taxes, negative equity in their overpriced cookie-cutter suburban bothies and more expensive credit.

    BoJo and Goebbels Cummings make a great team indeed.

    I think the EU are now increasingly relieved the English are gone and realise the Brexit vote was a blessing in disguise.
    There are Brexit threads where you can test the rigidity of your supposition. Since no relevant facts are in evidence, I humbly suggest, wrong thread for Dumbledoor solutions. Fuck off and do try to keep on topic.

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    Err, if it were not for Brexit there would be no BoJo as PM and, pari passu, there would be no BoJo thread.

    Of course it's on topic you fucking idiot.

    Oh, and there would not have been 50,000 COVID deaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I think the EU are now increasingly relieved the English are gone and realise the Brexit vote was a blessing in disguise.
    No. As a EU citizen I would have preferred you inside with us.

    To help us pay the enormous help package given to the lazy siesta mediterraneans.

    Or helping us veto it

    It's a farce

    Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    the enormous help package given to the lazy siesta mediterraneans.
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    • Chart: Which Countries are EU Contributors and Beneficiaries? | Statista

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    So we were an Italy and Holland minus a Denmark ish

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    @ Cyrille

    They are negotiating a "covid" help package extraordinaire .

    It'll be paid by our grandchildren

    Nothing to do with the budget, which also will get a raise

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    ^ asking the UK for £280M as a contribution under pre-existing commitments but we can draw on the fund.

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    Boris Johnson crisis: Approval ratings plummet 40 points


    The Prime Minister's approval rating has drastically plummeted by 40 points since mid-April after he was hit by criticism over easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions, COVID-19 in care homes and his adviser Dominic Cummings.
    Boris Johnson crisis: Approval ratings plummet 40 points - shock poll | Politics | News | Express.co.uk



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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    They are negotiating a "covid" help package extraordinaire .
    Yeah I looked for details about that, but couldn't find anything at all to either support or rebut your claim that Mediterranean countries were getting enormous amounts of money.

    Historically, the facts of the money given and received to and from EU coffers shows that the 'Mediterranean spongers' stereotype is misleading.
    Last edited by cyrille; 06-06-2020 at 05:53 PM.

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    We will all know later.

    The Club of Cheapshits ( Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Netherlands) are "trying" to hinder, but ...

    Italian foreign minister already told the world, that Italy would spend their lot on taxrelief

    He is very helpfull

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