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It does feel that all the people that voted for Johnson and cheered for Brexit are getting far more hammered than people like me.

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14 hours ago, sonyc said:

Johnson is simply aiming to get attention here (and more importantly, so the press will report on Peppa Pig) in order to create a distraction from the anger about social care.

The latter point (social care) just shows that 'levelling up' is a con. Policies surely will have been assessed for impact (on many fronts) and therefore the fact that those in the north and in poorer communities will be at a greater disadvantage to the more affluent south must have been known before the policy was announced. The so-called 'levelling up' agenda is the main platform for this administration and therefore (1) transport policy (northern rail services and investment) and (2) social care policy - to select just two recent policy announcements - ought to be consistent with the 'levelling up' mantra. They are not.

Yet, the media outlets will now be concentrating on the peppa pig stuff. It's one of Johnson's dead cat on the table moments. Creating an uproar on the wrong thing. He also announced yesterday that he is becoming more idealistic and less cynical the older he gets. Yeah, right!

Occam's Razor: Occam’s razor (also known as the ‘law of parsimony’) is a philosophical tool for ‘shaving off’ unlikely explanations. Essentially, when faced with competing explanations for the same phenomenon, the simplest is likely the correct one.

Maybe we all over think Johnson and give him more credit than he's due. He's not some cunning chess player that is thinking many steps ahead and the simplest reason is that he is just very, very **** at what he does.

During the brexit debates I strongly thought that May and the others knew what they were doing and had brilliant plans afoot. It turned out they were just really ****. This is likely to be a similar case.

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2 hours ago, Herman said:

Occam's Razor: Occam’s razor (also known as the ‘law of parsimony’) is a philosophical tool for ‘shaving off’ unlikely explanations. Essentially, when faced with competing explanations for the same phenomenon, the simplest is likely the correct one.

Maybe we all over think Johnson and give him more credit than he's due. He's not some cunning chess player that is thinking many steps ahead and the simplest reason is that he is just very, very **** at what he does.

During the brexit debates I strongly thought that May and the others knew what they were doing and had brilliant plans afoot. It turned out they were just really ****. This is likely to be a similar case.

Good point, certainly one worth considering. Perhaps more a principle for my posts though! (Tend to type on my mobile and  I'm more 'tabloid' on a laptop🙂). 

I'm unsure. I believe he picks up experiences in his everyday life and weaves these into a political narrative. Thus, it's more artistic really than analytical thought. He is famously poor on the detail but knows enough to fly by the seat of his pants. He is able to exude enough confidence and bluster to convince his pale and grey Tory colleagues (sychophants). Yet now the cloak is fraying and Johnson is literally falling apart in front of us.

I think his days look numbered. Wrong person for our times. It's not all Johnson either...plenty of other tricksters about.

It will change. I now am starting to believe we (observers, voters) almost (I stress that word) needed this sh1tshow so we begin to compose our ideas about what kind of government we really need.

Something awful often sharpens the mind. And to come back to your first words (and subverting them for poetic effect) in this case the sharpening is with a razor!

Psychologically, as I've posted before, we are watching a Puer Aeternus run the country (if you know this type) and he is about to fall to the ground. I reckon Accuri might be the unexpected source. Who knows.

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28 minutes ago, A Load of Squit said:

£22k!

 

I think I might have considered paying £22 grand for Karaoke with Liz Truss just to have the opportunity to sing this to her:

 

 

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3 hours ago, sonyc said:

Good point, certainly one worth considering. Perhaps more a principle for my posts though! (Tend to type on my mobile and  I'm more 'tabloid' on a laptop🙂). 

I'm unsure. I believe he picks up experiences in his everyday life and weaves these into a political narrative. Thus, it's more artistic really than analytical thought. He is famously poor on the detail but knows enough to fly by the seat of his pants. He is able to exude enough confidence and bluster to convince his pale and grey Tory colleagues (sychophants). Yet now the cloak is fraying and Johnson is literally falling apart in front of us.

I think his days look numbered. Wrong person for our times. It's not all Johnson either...plenty of other tricksters about.

It will change. I now am starting to believe we (observers, voters) almost (I stress that word) needed this sh1tshow so we begin to compose our ideas about what kind of government we really need.

Something awful often sharpens the mind. And to come back to your first words (and subverting them for poetic effect) in this case the sharpening is with a razor!

Psychologically, as I've posted before, we are watching a Puer Aeternus run the country (if you know this type) and he is about to fall to the ground. I reckon Accuri might be the unexpected source. Who knows.

For what it's worth I suspect the Jennifer Arcuri revelations which could go criminal has unhinged Johnson rather more than anything else. It strikes at him personally and also must damage his current relationships.

Like all sleazy con men - he struggles to keep juggling all the lies - telling a bigger porky to cover up the one before. Eventually they all come crashing down around his head.

How sad never-mind. The end is nigh.

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Jeremy Hunt today very much not positioning himself to succeed Bojo:

"Certainly, in time, people will successfully make the case for the way the cap is calculated to be more generous ....

"We will be helping less people protect the assets in their houses than people like me were hoping for, than in fact the legislation I took through parliament in 2014 [provided for].

"I think it makes it a harder package to sell to the whole country, which is why I hope very much this is something that government will look at again before the next election."

 

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2 minutes ago, PurpleCanary said:

Jeremy Hunt today very much not positioning himself to succeed Bojo:

"Certainly, in time, people will successfully make the case for the way the cap is calculated to be more generous ....

"We will be helping less people protect the assets in their houses than people like me were hoping for, than in fact the legislation I took through parliament in 2014 [provided for].

"I think it makes it a harder package to sell to the whole country, which is why I hope very much this is something that government will look at again before the next election."

 

It shouldn't be a cap on costs (but setup some self financing  insurance scheme for those that are worried - pay 30K at 67 and then covered etc) but a floor on savings/assets @ say £50K or 80K.

The current 23500 is just too small to be meaningful.

 

 

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Thanks @sonyc I've missed puer aeternus so have tried to educate myself its meaning. Will read more later on but it's pretty much spot on. You're never too old to learn. 👍

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7 hours ago, sonyc said:

Good point, certainly one worth considering. Perhaps more a principle for my posts though! (Tend to type on my mobile and  I'm more 'tabloid' on a laptop🙂). 

I'm unsure. I believe he picks up experiences in his everyday life and weaves these into a political narrative. Thus, it's more artistic really than analytical thought. He is famously poor on the detail but knows enough to fly by the seat of his pants. He is able to exude enough confidence and bluster to convince his pale and grey Tory colleagues (sychophants). Yet now the cloak is fraying and Johnson is literally falling apart in front of us.

I think his days look numbered. Wrong person for our times. It's not all Johnson either...plenty of other tricksters about.

It will change. I now am starting to believe we (observers, voters) almost (I stress that word) needed this sh1tshow so we begin to compose our ideas about what kind of government we really need.

Something awful often sharpens the mind. And to come back to your first words (and subverting them for poetic effect) in this case the sharpening is with a razor!

Psychologically, as I've posted before, we are watching a Puer Aeternus run the country (if you know this type) and he is about to fall to the ground. I reckon Accuri might be the unexpected source. Who knows.

Surely with a modicum of Bacchus in the mix as well Sonyc?

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7 hours ago, sonyc said:

Psychologically, as I've posted before, we are watching a Puer Aeternus run the country (if you know this type) and he is about to fall to the ground. I reckon Accuri might be the unexpected source. Who knows.

Your pertinent analysis is backed up by the fact that the comments of Johnson's housemaster at Eton, Martin Hammond, are as relevant to his current behaviour as they were to his schoolboy arrogance:

"Writing of him in a school report in April 1982, he said: “Boris really has adopted a disgracefully cavalier attitude to his classical studies . . . Boris sometimes seems affronted when criticised for what amounts to a gross failure of responsibility (and surprised at the same time that he was not appointed Captain of the School for next half): I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else.”

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/letter-to-boris-johnsons-dad-from-eton-college-resurfaces-online-and-it-explains-a-lot-126486/

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Unfortunately this just about sums up the current government and how sleaze and thinking that they are above the law is rampant. You would have thought they would have learnt from the Paterson fiasco, let’s hope the police are allowed to do their job, although I guess Priti will be telling the Met they have better things to deal with.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59386059

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1 hour ago, Herman said:

Something sinister and creepy about this photo. Very German, if you know what I mean.

 

Is there a Munsters World?

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4 minutes ago, Herman said:

StasiWelt.🥴

I must admit when I first saw the photo I thought, "Sparks weren't as pretty as I remember them to be"

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Another shambolic own goal from the Govt. They are moving HMRC tax officials to a new HQ owned offshore. Businesses use offshore structures like this to dodge taxes. And to top it off, the owner that will benefit & receive public money is a Tory donor! You could not make it up.
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1 hour ago, Herman said:

Blimey. You've heard it all now.

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He's just managed to out thick Nadine Dorries, almost impossible but he managed it. 

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What seems to be being overlooked is the French cannot really stop someone from leaving France. They don't want to be in France. If their entry to the UK is illegal, then it is up to the UK to deal with it. Unfortunately Johnson wrote a letter to the French telling them not only how to run their country. But that they should accept those migrants back. Under an agreement ....... the UK left. . The letter was Johnson clumsy attempt to play to a UK audience. Yet again it merely shows his lack of competence. And understanding. The UK left the EU. Much as if you leave the AA/RAC etc. You cannot expect them to lend you tools beside the road when they are fixing a members car.

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