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Thread: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    Fairly amusing but scarcely brilliant, but we all have different points of view.


    I see tonight that despite the faux pas over the tweet, we were still the second country Biden called after Trudeau.

    before Macron or Merkel

    To be honest I am not sure whether it means anything (although LBC seemed to think that the order the President Elect's first calls are made is important, Theresa May was ninth in line for Trump 4 years ago).

    However Macron was apparently 3rd in line followed by Merkel and you can bet your bottom dollar that if Biden had called them first there would have been some on here sneering that the fact they had come first showed that he valued them more than our leader!
    it's brilliant because it captures exactly the ludicrous "we meant it all along" attitude of people who see admitting to a mistake as a sign of weakness - Gluey was always at it on here.

    This Government has possibly set a record for the highest number of u turns made by any administration in the first year of its existence, but I'm struggling to think of an example where they've admitted to being wrong with their initial policy.

    On a personal level, I was later told by the Chairwoman of a promotion board that I passed that the moment all three people interviewing me decided to recommend me for promotion was when I stopped in mid answer and said "on hang on, I'm wrong there, what I should have said was............".

    Any person or organisation who cannot see that ploughing on regardless rather than admitting to being wrong and correcting yourself can often make them look foolish is not worthy of the respect which they clearly crave in my book.

    As for that altered tweet, the whole point about it as I see it is more about why not just put together a new one? It would have cost little in terms of money and time and immediately overcome any possible embarrassment and/or loss of face.

  2. #22

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    On the day when the most sympathetic Covid deaths figure for the UK passed 50,000 (the first European country to reach that figure), the Governing party is in turmoil, not because of the virus or the economic consequences of it, but because of the sort of internal wrangling which has dictated politics in this country for getting on for ten years.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54907188

  3. #23

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    On the day when the most sympathetic Covid deaths figure for the UK passed 50,000 (the first European country to reach that figure), the Governing party is in turmoil, not because of the virus or the economic consequences of it, but because of the sort of internal wrangling which has dictated politics in this country for getting on for ten years.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54907188

    Carrie Symonds for PM???????

  4. #24

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    Carrie Symonds for PM???????
    Well, you get the feeling it's either her or Dominic Cummings and the Westminster village gossip is that he'll be gone once Brexit is sorted, mind you, that could mean he's got a job for life.

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Well, you get the feeling it's either her or Dominic Cummings and the Westminster village gossip is that he'll be gone once Brexit is sorted, mind you, that could mean he's got a job for life.
    By Bye Dominic according to today's press reports.

    How long until the tory party find Carrie a seat and make her PM!!!


    Mind you seems like she will soon be de facto PM anyway!

  6. #26

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood Blues View Post
    By Bye Dominic according to today's press reports.

    How long until the tory party find Carrie a seat and make her PM!!!


    Mind you seems like she will soon be de facto PM anyway!
    He's gone with "immediate effect";-

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54938050

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    He's gone with "immediate effect";-

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54938050
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-no-10-reports

    Caught out briefing against Johnson this morning! What a seedy soap opera!

  8. #28

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-no-10-reports

    Caught out briefing against Johnson this morning! What a seedy soap opera!
    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-of-tsar-boris

    It's all up for grabs.

  9. #29

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    The relaunch of the Government off to a pretty rocky start with Johnson having to self isolate, him saying Scottish Devolution was a "disaster" and Matt Hancock in the firing line;-

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...b-whipping-boy

  10. #30

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    The relaunch of the Government off to a pretty rocky start with Johnson having to self isolate, him saying Scottish Devolution was a "disaster" and Matt Hancock in the firing line;-

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...b-whipping-boy
    Interesting take by Johnson that Devolution was Blair's biggest mistake. It is possible to argue that WMD and the Invasion of Iraq might hold that accolade.

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    When the enquiry into the handling of the pandemic is held, sometime around 2040 I would guess, this sort of thing should be a part of it;-

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54974373

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Head of inquiry which found that Priti Patel had indulged in "behaviour that can be described as bullying" resigns after, surprise, surprise Johnson decides to take no action against her.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55016076

  14. #34

    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Head of inquiry which found that Priti Patel had indulged in "behaviour that can be described as bullying" resigns after, surprise, surprise Johnson decides to take no action against her.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-55016076
    He was right to resign as well.

    Priti Patel should have walked but at the very least Boris should have given her a final warning (and that is being charitable)

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Johnson described to a tee by Marina Hyde;-

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...er-tier-system

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Once Brexit concluded, the Tory grandees' will tug on their puppet wires and Bungle will be replaced.

    He was always the man for Brexit not a lot else although his incompetence has probably even surprised them (Tory grandees).

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    Re: Mike Bassett: England Prime Minister

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordi Culé View Post
    Once Brexit concluded, the Tory grandees' will tug on their puppet wires and Bungle will be replaced.

    He was always the man for Brexit not a lot else although his incompetence has probably even surprised them (Tory grandees).
    He knows this, and I'm guessing has had enough anyways with Covid , Brexit , if there was an election now do you think he'd lose ?

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