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  1. Jacko51

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    I do wish people would stop quoting RB and his circular arguments. I see he is now saying Cummings is not elected so not accountable to the people. Can someone remind me what was said about the damage being caused by unelected people in Brussels who were not accountable to the people and so we should get rid of them?
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    An apology and resignation of her position. How to deal with the situation when you've made a cock up.
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    I know some of you on here are allergic to The Guardian but these two articles are worth a read. The first one almost made me cry and the second one made me bloody furious. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/30/this-man-knows-hes-dying-as-surely-as-i-do-a-doctors-dispatches-from-intensive-care https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/30/boris-johnsons-test-and-tracing-system-britain-lockdown
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    For those of you returning to golf there is a new shot to add to you armoury. It's called a Cummings. It's a long drive, out of bounds but gets no penalty.
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    Right - with you now.
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    I see several members of SAGE are criticising the government for releasing the lockdown too soon. Looks like Johnson and Co aren’t following the science any more.
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    Looks like I made the mistake of believing the government’s figures!
  8. Can we all vote for Penkhull!! https://mobile.twitter.com/FlagInstitute More about the comp here. https://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/2020/04/vote-now-in-the-fa-cup-of-flags/
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    Tommy, there has never been a day since the pandemic started that showed cases at 9000.
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    I see the Mail is reporting on its front page this morning that Cummings is "set to quit in six months."
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    Sir, Your leading article applauds the BBC for admonishing Emily Maitlis when she breached the BBC code. I too applaud the BBC. It has given a resonant example of how a public body should act in the face of wrongs committed by an employee, however reasonable, legal and driven by integrity the employee may believe him or herself to be. Timothy Young, QC Times 29 May
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    Possibly because he's a man of integrity??
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    So why did Ferguson resign when he hadn't even left his house? He had already tested positive for the virus so was presumably immune?
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    Cancelling the L’pool Madrid game might have been sensible but it wouldn’t have been half as funny!!
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    I very much suspect that there are several members of the Cabinet who are thoroughly fed up with Cummings and having to support him publicly. I also think Boris has seriously undermined his credibility by allowing this story to rumble on instead of taking charge of the narrative as soon as the press made him/Cummings aware they had the story. Bad political management.
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    He breached the guidelines. He lied about it to the press and the public from the hallowed rose garden in 10 Downing Street. He’s an arrogant t to55er.
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    And 52% of Brexit supporters! Interestingly, Cummings claimed in 2017 that the Referendum was probably a mistake. See here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-news-vote-leave-director-dominic-cummings-leave-eu-error-nhs-350-million-lie-bus-a7822386.html "Mr Cummings’ volte-face came in a late-night Twitter exchange with the legal commentator David Allen Green, in which he was asked whether anything could happen to “wish Leave had not won the referendum? In reply, he wrote: “Lots! I said before REF was dumb idea, other things shdve been tried 1st. In some possible branches of the future leaving will be an error.” So after the event he realises it was a mistake. The same could apply in this case. Cummings knew six weeks ago the the Guardian and Mirror had this story. If he and the PM had responded to their requests immediately and said, "Whilst I realise that this may have been a little ill-advised I acted like a father faced with an extremely difficult situation. I apologise if my actions have caused offence to the public or difficulties for the Prime Minister." Increasingly, it's not the fact that he did what he did in travelling to Durham/Barnard Castle, it's the fact that he and the PM have tried to cover it up and made up one of the most ridiculous excuses imaginable. It just looks dishonest and crackers.
  18. I’ve seen Kate Rusty live. Very good.
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    Just out of interest, why does anyone think Cummings altered his blog post? Secondly, why was it a priority for him to do it the day he returned to work?
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    Boris Johnson has always wanted to be Prime Minister. Now he’s got the job he is realising he’s not actually up to it without Cummings holding his hand.
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    The over 70s were not told to isolate but to limit contact with other people and maintain social distancing. They were not told not to leave their homes. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
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    Exactly, Kinnock's constituents control his future. No one can control Cummings.
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    Excellent post, Sage. There is absolutely no doubt that Kinnock did wrong and was reprimanded by the Police. He did, however, make the journey in broad daylight and took a photograph outside his father's house making no attempt to hide what he had done. Cummings, on the other hand, made his mercy dash to Durham in the dark, took no photographs while he was there and covered up the story for two months. In the cover up he was assisted by the PM who refused to respond to the two newspapers who had this story for several weeks before publication. If what Cummings did was so above reproach, why not say so in the first instance instead of all this obfuscation and lies. Sage, both you and I will have heard some fabulous excuses for wrong doing in our day jobs but I think "I was driving on a public road because I wasn't sure I was safe to drive on public road" must top the lot. And this was the best they could do after several hours/days of consideration. Don't forget, this was only announced after there was proof in the public domain of his misdemeanour in making what was clearly a non essential journey in lockdown. Cummings clearly thinks the public are stupid. He may well be right but on occasions even stupid people can see through the tissue of vivid imagination constructed by him. He has shown himself to be a man who makes ill-considered judgments in the heat of the moment: he returned to work after being with someone suspected of coronavirus; he made no attempt to find back up support for his son, and he made a 260 mile non stop journey in the dark after a day at work. How many of those "Tiredness kills" signs did he ignore on the way! I do not want a man like that advising our Prime Minister of the best course of action in a crisis.
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