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UK Government Performance 2019-2024

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Dirk Diggler, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Greebo

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    Yeah but just think how much worse it would have been if that Commie Corbyn had won? That seems to be the catch all defence on our current government.
     
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  2. JeditOjanen

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    The irony being that the Tories have adopted half of Corbyn's policy planks anyway despite having a majority of 80.

    Oh, and said majority was overturned the other day when 46 Tories - including 22 from the new intake - flipped to support a Labour amendment to the bill on procedure for investigating bullying in Parliament that would keep the process independent.
     
  3. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

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    They probably feared they would be forced to report to one of Boris's sycophants like Patel
    With that prospect they would probably join unions if they were allowed ;)
     
  4. garnett

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    Jenrick reads like a model example of a corruption scandal.


    If Johnson hadn't collected a base so unworried by law and order, it'd be a big deal. No other Govt could survive because their supporters would include significant numbers unhappy about this sort of corruption.

    It sounds like it may be approaching a place where police will be involved...



    But it seems that Johnson et Co may be worried that if Jenrick goes, the contagion may spread...

     
  5. a1ex2001

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    How he is still in post is mind boggling he has clearly taken a bung from this developer buddy to circumvent the planning process. This is the sort of thing we normally deride other countries for but no it is in our own back yard the government seem to think it is all ok!
     
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  6. doodah

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    And all for £10k - if it had worked, that would be some return on investment (for the developer).
     
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  7. do_ron_ron

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    I think it was the £30-£50 million levy Desmond avoided rather than the £12.000. In one of the poorest boroughs that money would have helped.
     
  8. Murphy

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    Easy solution, get the Conservative party, not the government, to pay the "Marxist" borough £50m and £12k, problem solved.
     
  9. bobuk

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    This government was born out of deceit and will end in deceit.
     
  10. Super-Spy

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    Surely there is a law against this..........wait there is, the Bribery Act 2010 !!!
     
  11. do_ron_ron

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    Just heard on the JO'B radio show with an ex-Tory on that council who resigned over it at the timr and said it was doing the borough out of £84 million. Boris backs him. This Govt is getting like the Tory Govt just before Blair Came in.
     
  12. a1ex2001

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    I just don't understand why Boris doesn't bin this chump, he could close this down tomorrow by asking for his resignation, which is what would happen under any other government.
     
  13. JeditOjanen

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    Boris wants to be PM, but that doesn't mean he wants to do the job. He will neglect everything he can.
     
  14. do_ron_ron

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    ^^^ spot on
     
  15. doodah

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    So we can add seemingly clear government corruption to skirting (lock down) the law. What a time.
     
  16. Mr C

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    I can only assume Boris is using the Trump playbook which resides on "Loyalty above all else". Everyone in Boris' cabinet is the best person in the world and can never do any wrong, until one day they either get arrested or finally turn on their insane leader. Then all of a sudden i would expect Boris to come out proclaiming he knows nothing about it. (Similar events happened in the Arcuri fiasco).
     
  17. StriderX

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    I'm starting to wonder if a floor crossing is going to occur if this level of venality continues, not every Tory MP is this corrupt and indecent.
     
  18. Murphy

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    Would it help if we got someone to stroke your head and repeat Brexit over and over in a soothing voice. ;)
     
  19. robfosters

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    Keir laying the law law down in his own party
     
  20. Nasher

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    About time Long Bailey got sacked.