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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #150 on: 05 July, 2022, 08:50:57 PM »
("Toraidhe" - plunderer / thief (thanks to our Emerald cousins)).

Well, I never knew that, and I'm an emerald cousin.  Well, half-cousin, I suppose, my mam came here from Lancashire.

Which is why the Fomorians came from Tory Island, I would imagine.
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« Reply #151 on: 05 July, 2022, 11:08:34 PM »
Those resignation letters are brutal!
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« Reply #152 on: 05 July, 2022, 11:35:12 PM »
We're up to ten resignations of ministers, party officials and PPSs (possibly more in the half an hour since I last checked), plus Lord Frost, chief Brexit 'negotiator' sticking the knife in on Twitter (and saying he'll have more to say in a Telegraph column tomorrow). Plus MP Andrew Bridgen saying he'll be talking to the 1922 committee about changing the rules on no confidence votes.

Given that Johnson has already announced replacements for most of the resignees, it's clear that they'll have to drag him out of No 10 kicking and screaming.

Which is fine with me.
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« Reply #153 on: 06 July, 2022, 12:22:27 AM »
I'm hoping that Gove, Patel and the J-Dogg will have their reputations tarnished for a long time to come for sticking with the Clown Prince.   As for Dorries, it's hard to imagine her looking even more ridiculous than she already does.
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« Reply #154 on: 06 July, 2022, 12:42:11 AM »
Who will replace him?

I suppose that's up to Putin
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« Reply #155 on: 06 July, 2022, 06:40:01 PM »
At the moment it seems like Grant "Confidence Trickster" Schapps, Brandon Lewis and Nadhim Zahawi have been tasked with actually dragging Boris out of Number 10.
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« Reply #156 on: 06 July, 2022, 06:44:36 PM »
does johnson age in real time?
it's just that he seems to have aged spectacularly today.
and are the clones ready?

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« Reply #157 on: 06 July, 2022, 06:59:16 PM »
At the moment it seems like Grant "Confidence Trickster" Schapps, Brandon Lewis and Nadhim Zahawi have been tasked with actually dragging Boris out of Number 10.

Although they're going to have get through his Pretorian Guard (Adolfo Rees-Mogg & Nadine Dumass) first. I'm imagining scenes...
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« Reply #158 on: 06 July, 2022, 08:15:28 PM »
Over 30 ministerial resignations, committee meetings being cancelled due to a lack of ministerial representation, delegation of cabinet members in Downing street telling Johnson he must go and Johnson apparently telling them he's going nowhere ...

It would be mildly amusing if this were some sort of comedy drama.  The fact that this is our current government is nothing short of terrifying.  8-0

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« Reply #159 on: 06 July, 2022, 08:57:15 PM »
priti patel has told bojo to go.
this is like sinfield telling you that he's had enough of your dishonesty and duplicity.

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« Reply #160 on: 06 July, 2022, 09:18:15 PM »
Boris's mandate arguemtn is such nonsense - what people thoguht about him 3 years ago before he proved his critics right is not really relevant to what the here andd now is

It's like finding the Bank Manager had been embezzling funds, but going "yeah, but his job interview was amazing, best we ever had"

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« Reply #161 on: 06 July, 2022, 09:54:04 PM »
yep.

and now he's sacked gove. this is better than shakespeare:

‘you cannot have a snake who is not with you on any of the big arguments who then gleefully briefs the press that he has called for the leader to go.'

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« Reply #162 on: 07 July, 2022, 09:13:07 AM »
He seems to have forgotten the mandate was for Tories, not for him personally. Not surprising as he 'forgot' one of his toadies was a sex offender.
As I type, hearing he's agreed to resign if he can stay on till the Autumn...
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« Reply #163 on: 07 July, 2022, 10:19:40 AM »
I don't think they'll let him stay on. It would be carnage every time he was interviewed or stood at the dispatch box.

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« Reply #164 on: 07 July, 2022, 10:51:49 AM »
I have been offering my opinion on this news to my neighbours via the medium of Julian Cope.

(Note: link is appropriate, but somewhat NSFW.)
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