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Talk / Re: Lifting restrictions by Fiz from UK site
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 23 Jul 2021 02:01PM »
It frightens me that he is a clown.

The more I ruminate (depressively) on international history, the more I reach the conclusion that a comment made on here in response to something I said is very pertinent to many leaderships.

We were discussing Hitler and the rise and development of Nazism, my pet topic on that being that it developed and changed rather than suddenly being as portrayed in film, and then someone (sorry don't remember who) commented on how influential others around Hitler were.

Hitler was a bit of a 'character'.  That WW1 moustache, already out of date by the time he got into power.  His ridiculous barking fake Prussian accent.   A useful front man.

Would Boris be in power if he wasn't such a useful front man?  He clowns around, bumbles around, not doing his homework, just winging it, drawing the focus of the journalists and commentators, whilst the hardcore neoliberal moneystrippers get on with what they want to do.

I was chatting yesterday with someone who's recently escaped from Hong Kong.  I thought we're some way off from Chinese dictatorship, but we won't be if we don't keep spreading the warnings and promoting community spirit and reminding people that it matters to care about things like the welfare state and vulnerable people.
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Talk / Re: Lifting restrictions by Fiz from UK site
« Last post by Fiz on 23 Jul 2021 01:29PM »
I think (as well as being a liar kudos to the labour MP thrown out of the commons yesterday for refusing to take back her statement about Boris being a liar) I think he's a bumbling idiot. I think he genuinely believed that the only way to keep this pandemic at controllable levels was for everybody pinged to self isolate so he said what he thought was necessary. Hours later he realised shops had no food in due to lack of deliveries, panic buying was starting and the situation with lack of deliveries with numbers isolating rising the situation was unintenable so he had to backtrack. Someone with more intelligence would have seen this coming as numbers have been steadily rising for weeks and other industries have had to close due to lack of staff so the fact this shocked him is shockingly poor foresight on his part. Clown.
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Talk / Re: Lifting restrictions by Fiz from UK site
« Last post by Sunny Clouds on 23 Jul 2021 11:43AM »
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You couldn't make it up.
Most people wouldn't try, but Boris does.


I don't see a difference, behaviourally, between this and the famous story told by his old schoolmasters (which I probably refer to too often) of when he didn't bother to learn his lines for a play but just stuck them on the back of things where he could read them.

The difficulty with all this, as has been illustrated nicely on Ouchtoo in recent conversations, is that it's effectively impossible to know what's deliberate and what's not.
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Talk / Re: Lifting restrictions by Fiz from UK site
« Last post by Fiz on 23 Jul 2021 08:02AM »
Yesterday Boris said isolating when pinged was crucial in controlling the virus and today food workers no longer need to isolate when pinged ! You couldn't make it up. 

I realise they'll have daily tests instead BUT yet another 24 hour U turn.
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by SashaQ on 22 Jul 2021 06:21PM »
Yes indeed...

More lolly ices all round =D =D =D
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Talk / Re: Lifting restrictions by Fiz from UK site
« Last post by Fiz on 21 Jul 2021 06:17PM »
I totally agree. I just hope it's his downfall if numbers get far worse which is looking likely. 

I've just had an email from Sainsbury to say despite being told by the government that they need not provide priority delivery slots for vulnerable customers after July 19th, they are continuing to do so to ensure customers who do not yet feel safe to shop in-store will still get their deliveries so I remain on their priority delivery slot database. That's reassuring though I think that most people feel okay shopping in-store now because there seem to be no shortage of delivery slots.
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Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 21 Jul 2021 06:10PM »
And now flooding in China - the world's going to hell in a handcart.  Perhaps they will think more carefully about their not insubstantial part in global warming now?

At least here on the Happyness our cabins are air-conditioned and the ice-cream stocks are plentiful, but in real life the continuing heat is horribly uncomfortable and not in the least 'glorious sunshine' to me.  Bring on the clouds and rain!
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Talk / Re: Lifting restrictions by Fiz from UK site
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 21 Jul 2021 06:07PM »
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Boris has repeatedly said that the ending of restrictions is irreversible
One of the stupidest things he has ever said, and that's going some...
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Equally possible spontaneous, but I agree entirely about its being for dramatic effect.
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"He did cut a sad figure when he was pictured carrying his box of stuff out of Downing Street. He gets no sympathy from me though."

I cannot help but feel that was planned and done entirely for dramatic effect between Johnson and Cummings. And as a thought, given the seriousness and amount of work supposedly being done by Cummings the idea that there was no more than a large box required to empty his belongings and paper work from No10 is a joke.
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