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How is the Tory government doing?

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61How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:08 pm

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Cajunboy wrote:Sunak is far too thin for the job of PM and there is an overriding air of oilyness  about him like a  creepy car salesman.
An excellent summing up of the entire Tory party.
How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Selling-Car-Salesman

62How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:22 pm

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Mind you....

63How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:51 am

okocha

okocha
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf

Brilliant start to Bake-Off. Very funny and clever....

https://twitter.com/i/status/1308485512110510081

64How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:09 pm

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

okocha wrote:Brilliant start to Bake-Off. Very funny and clever....

https://twitter.com/i/status/1308485512110510081
Apparently only 188 people complained to Ofcom re taking the piss out of Boris.

65How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:20 am

Guest


Guest

Compared with the 15,000 racists who complained about a BLM supporting dance on ITV. Embarrassing country.

67How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:00 am

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

This has now been changed to 10pm closing

68How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:05 am

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Guest

Instant backlash Laughing

69How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 am

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

It's pretty clear that there is no rhyme nor reason to the decisions these cowboys make other than to cave in to what they feel will be popular with their fanbase - and even that's misjudged. 
Whilst they're busy handing out jobs and contracts to their supporters, and avoiding the key issues by spouting jingoistic claptrap instead of answering the questions, the country is going to pot.
I know Boris wants to be loved but at some point in time he's going to have to put country before populism and start taking the hard decisions needed to manage both the covid and financial crises that his government have managed to exacerbate spectacularly.

Or is he? Maybe he'll just carry on doing nothing until he's kicked out and then head back to his country of birth to make a fortune on the after dinner circuit?

70How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:32 am

Sluffy

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T.R.O.Y. wrote:Instant backlash Laughing



As she says basic stuff but to be fair it probably was an oversite by someone than a deliberate attempt to bend the rules although you would have thought someone, somewhere, in charge of the bars and restaurants in Parliament, would have used their common sense - in fact we don't actually know if any alcohol was served after 10.00pm and who was drinking - might have just been Labour MP's only for all we know!

Still it shouldn't have happened.

I quite like Angela Rayner in her higher political profile at the moment.

I'm not sure I would have a pinned tweet of myself as my first post on my Twitter account like she has (somehow seems egotistical to my mind - unless it is something self depreciating and funny to share) but I guess she must be proud of herself (or someone who probably does her PR does) but it does gets her point across in a damning sort of way.

71How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:12 pm

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

72How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:48 pm

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Guest

They don't help themselves do they.

73How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:49 pm

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Isn't that the guy off Bake Off again?

74How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:38 pm

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

T.R.O.Y. wrote:They don't help themselves do they.

I don't blame him, I've lost track of what I can and can't do.

At the moment I only set foot outside to exercise and visit Morrisons.

I haven't spoken to a real person since July.

75How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:56 pm

Sluffy

Sluffy
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T.R.O.Y. wrote:They don't help themselves do they.

To be fair many/most people seem to be doing what they please anyway.

Looking back I think we got it wrong right from the very start on the assumption, that seemed perfectly valid at the time, that we tackle this as a nation, as the problem would effect all of the nation.

The thing is, it does BUT not all at the same time and as equally when it does.

We kicked off by Scotland, Wales and NI doing their own things as they perceived how the virus was/would be effecting them.

We decided to lockdown the whole country when places like London was clearly going through it yet places like North Norfolk had not even recorded a single case (maybe they had the odd one but I'm sure you get my point)!

Probably what we should have done was devolve action down to local level right from the start and have clearly understood rules applying to what people need to follow at and when various trigger points are reached (cases per 100,000 of the population over a given period of consecutive days), with the national mantra being the simple, social distance, wash hands, wear masks on public transport and any indoor area not able to provide a safe coronavirus environment, etc.

It would have done away with all the silliness of stay at home, no, go out to work, no, no, go back to work from home again, flip-flopping and everything else - as it would have allowed life to go on as near as possible for those areas where R was less than 1 and introduced ramping up measures when particular areas started to look to/actually exceed that and more draconian measures ramping up as the virus ran out of control and being eased as it fell down the scale.  Make the restrictions to those people needing to follow them, relevant and clearly understandable and directly making sense to the people needing to follow them because it was in THEIR neighbourhood at that time!

You wouldn't have central messages from government that people couldn't understand why they were being told to do stuff - for instance why should folk in North Norfolk be told to stay at home when there hasn't been any positive cases, and be on the same level as 'enforcement' as say London was, being the initial epicentre in the country?

No wonder people thought fuck this, and bugger lockdown as they could see no point to it in their particular areas - but people in London could and probably stuck to it more rigidly - certainly goes someway as an explanation as to why the second wave seems to have effected London much less than the north who really didn't have an issue to deal with when the national lockdown came in.

The message has got lost as people think now that the government and it's leaders are a joke - and let's face it, they are - but I did try to warn people that once the government (any government) has been critically undermined and no longer trusted by the electorate that then all you are left with anarchy - hence everybody getting pissed on the streets up and down the country, no social distancing, no masks and many in areas where the virus and R number is out of control.

We are even now seemingly getting areas such as the North East whose authorities are demanding and having imposed STRICTER lockdowns than other areas in the country (the North West) who have currently HIGHER cases than they have!  Clearly the NE wants it stopping before it gets to NW levels - and who can blame them?

Johnson has shown that he's not the man for detail and from what I read it seems his own party now sees him as a liability.  He's not going anywhere though, who in their right mind would want to take on this poison chalice just now - and with Brexit to deal with too!

We get what we deserve.

Johnson is only in power because he was seen as the LEAST worst choice to Corbyn and anyone with half a brain could see that Corbyn was completely unelectable to the vast electorate - and the election results proved that emphatically!

Labour put him on the leadership battle (Margaret Beckett et al) because they thought there would be absolutely no chance of him winning it, in just the same was Cameron forced through the referendum as the belief was that Leave/Brexit couldn't possibly win it.

Boy did they get both of those wrong!

Hence the shit we are in.

Labour, Conservative - as bad as each other - played games/politics when they need not have done and both got their fingers massively burned and placed the country in a mess that no one wanted or deserves.

Three lions led by donkeys perhaps one could say?

76How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:11 pm

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Today Boris made a speech in which he said that in the forthcoming economic crash, over the next 10 years people currently in jobs are likely to have to retrain/qualify to do different jobs.

Apparently he's going to be a brickie if he can get his NVQ level 3...

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77How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:36 pm

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Bizarre claim here Sluffy, you warned us all that the government were undermining themselves? Seem to remember you rallying against any scrutiny of them - is that what you’re referring to?

Can you point me to some example of where Labour have played political games over this crisis? Generic criticism to make, but I don’t think it’s accurate.

78How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:49 pm

sunlight

sunlight
Andy Walker
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79How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:33 pm

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Natasha Whittam wrote:

I don't blame him, I've lost track of what I can and can't do.

At the moment I only set foot outside to exercise and visit Morrisons.

I haven't spoken to a real person since July.

Agreed all got a bit complicated now hasn’t it.

Always had you down as an M&S type to be honest. Good for you.

80How is the Tory government doing? - Page 4 Empty Re: How is the Tory government doing? Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:58 pm

Sluffy

Sluffy
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T.R.O.Y. wrote:Bizarre claim here Sluffy, you warned us all that the government were undermining themselves? Seem to remember you rallying against any scrutiny of them - is that what you’re referring to?

Can you point me to some example of where Labour have played political games over this crisis? Generic criticism to make, but I don’t think it’s accurate.

Nope, try reading what I wrote again, I never said that.

My point has always been you either have authority and leadership and if you don't you have disobedience/anarchy instead.

In simple terms united we stand divided we fall, if you like.

Obviously I never warned you or anybody else that the government (any government) would set out to undermine itself - how ridiculous is that - I've no idea what you have in your head that came up with that interpretation of what I've wrote???

I warned right from the start that this pandemic should have been a time for unity - a voluntary coalition government in the time of the emergency - rather than constant political point scoring and a gradual and ultimately a catastrophic erosion in public belief/obeying of the rules on a consensual basis, of the government and it's leader and prime advisor.

Mistakes were bound to be made, particularly at the start, when we and the rest of the world were very much in the dark about how best to deal with this thing with the tools at hand at the time.

It's all there at the beginning of this thread if you care to look.

What happened was very much as I predicted, political point scoring, the blame game, looking back to past mistakes rather than moving forward to future solutions, public political flag waving at failures and failings, rather than uniting to getting over them and working towards improvements and successes.

Politics - from both sides - were the cause of this - I'm not just laying the blame at Labours door for all the political point scoring/holding the government 'to account' - the Conservative leadership could (and should) have invited Labour in (particularly when Corbyn finally gave way and stood down) but didn't because of rule two of politics.

The outcome was predictable although it became a car crash over the Cummings debacle when everyone lost complete trust in the current administration - and rightly so.

So as a consequence we've got a government that no one listens too, a large chunk of the population that does as it pleases and a virus that is growing exponentially in the community as a result.

The only thing in our favour thus far is that the virus is generally manageable in terms of hospital admissions, intensive care facilities and low rates of death.

As long as that stays the same no doubt 'we' can get through this irrespective of the leadership of the government or the behaviour of the vast numbers of irresponsible people in the community.

Maybe if we had of had a coalition government things might have been the same but I doubt they could have been much worse and I believe they could well have been substantially better - but that never happened so no point in wishing it had.

Might as well stay as positive as we can and expect things to carry on as they have and manage our own individual risks and get on with our life's - screaming at Boris/Cummings isn't going to change anything now really is it?

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