GB politics discussion thread

Party or not party?
Sincere apology or insincere apology?

It hardly matters now. If Boris Johnson stays, there will just be another catastrophic misjudgement; there always have been, there always will be.

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,what done is irreversible it will be etched in the psyche of society for months ,years.

I would not be surprised if there’s a resignation announcement Sunday night/Monday morning.

its who the most “popular” not the most worthy ,he dose nt even hold that title anymore

Nope - in the olden days that was true - but nowadays current generation have different values.

Sky News: Director general of government’s COVID taskforce held office drinks party when indoor socialising was banned

Apparently another wee party in Dec '20 held indoors - same time as we were meeting our grandkids outside in cold and at a distance - and keeping an eye out for cops at the same time.

Ah well - at least Kate Josephs has said she is “truly sorry” so all is well.

Currently getting £190k p.a. from Sheffield City Council - so London’s loss is the North’s gain.

Yes I agree totally .though the opposition will always be there to remind the electoral

Burning issue: None of the above is Forex related!

This is a thread that is concerned with the politics of Great Britain, not forex. Of course if a contributor wishes to relate GB politics with GBP or any other currency, they should freely do so and the readers will decide on the merit of what is posted. That’s the idea of a forum after all so go ahead if you have a contribution.

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Pretty much the same as every other Nationalised Industry - ever undertaken - whether by “Democracies” - or indeed by their natural home - the Marxist Regimes of the World !

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Oh Dear ! - You gotta love Cummings ! :rofl:

Downing Street party time! 😡 - YouTube

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Beginning of the end of a "great " British institution ?

Wonder if it survive under subscription fee only

I think there’s a place for the BBC but not a privileged position.

The state should have no part in arranging the finances of a media company. I’d be very happy for the state to contribute towards the costs of some productions which could be said to be of British cultural and social importance - documentaries, religious and arts programming for example - which might otherwise be unviable. But it doesn’t require a state broadcasting corporation to achieve these ends.

I’d like to see the entire empire broken up and sold off along the lines of the Thatcher privatisations of the 80’s.

There are lots of business models out there that BBC could follow - they already earn 1.5bn from commercial activity - e.g. as soon as you go into Ireland or France and log onto bbc news - adverts are there like the rest of them.

Absolutely. The various divisions will stand on their own financial feet in ways which were just unavailable in 1923. Some programmes may need government support. Mass entertainment and TV coverage of sport should not be matters of government interest.

David Mellor - Mail - Yesterday

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Bye Bye BBC! 😃 - YouTube

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Operation Red Meat already under way - Royal Navy despatched to presumably sink migrant boats in the channel at worst or somehow turn them back at best.

Operation Save Big Dog - not sure how that one will play out - maybe something to do with the red meat :slight_smile:

Hard to see how the Royal Navy will change the situation much. I had not heard that there was a problem with migrant boats slipping in under the radar or out-running the border patrol boats.

Its the old political fallacy - “Here’s a problem, we must be seen to be doing something; here’s something, we must do it.”

Maybe Boris Johnson will survive. It would be a huge task to turn his mess around before the May elections when his MP’s will be forced to come to a judgement. He can claim to have been focussed purely on covid for most of his term so far. And that now covid is weakening he’s simply and honestly trying to stand by manifesto commitments. He might get away with it.

Operation Teflon:

Put gunboats into the channel - bigger the better, give RN supremacy over border force and their little speed boats - make sure press are on the boats.

Defund BBC - make intentions very public.- keep to the way in the future rule.

Announce scrapping of plan B on covid.

Pick row with EU - trigger article 16 on NI protocol

Scrap 5% vat on home heating (but sneak it back elsewhere - maybe those smelly dirty non battery operated cars.

Get Lord Frost onside.

Public clearing out of NO.10 employees - someone has to fall on swords.

That should about get things back in line - for now.

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Its a long time since I played it but there used to be a PC game called Commander in Chief: Geo-political Simulator. It was pretty poor.

You could govern any country in the world. In order to gain quickly in the popularity rating you could always cut tax somewhere and come down hard on potential terrorists. I never did very well at it.

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So hard to see him getting out of this one. Especially with Dominic Cummings playing the role of grass little brother telling on him and how he knew it was a bad idea and went ahead anyway. He deserves to go in my opinion but the bigger question is who next? Starmer? A new Sunak led Tory party?