December 7, 2020 at 10:15 pm #198712
The head of MHRA doesn’t seem to make out that the vaccine rollout is only possible because of Brexit:
Some great benefit this is. Now, this isn’t me saying there isn’t any benefit to leaving, but when listing them can we please stick to the real ones, not PR tricks? Doubting the claims of such doesn’t mean I think everything is black and white either, before the bad faith debaters try to muddy the waters.December 8, 2020 at 11:46 pm #198802
Let’s make Britain Great again! Oh, wait a minute…December 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm #199002December 12, 2020 at 11:29 pm #199006
Hmm,reckon he’ll do the right thing? 😂December 18, 2020 at 8:17 am #199264
You want ‘sneering’ Bucks? Here’s a frankly shameful example from your own Party. What sort of human being would do this when 1 in 5 families are going hungry?
And as for the benefits of leaving the EU, you’ve yet to give one single benefit, on here or any other threads. Posters produced evidence about the benefits of remaining and the outcomes of leaving on this thread. However, I notice you choose to conveniently disappear giving no defence but then magically reappear elsewhere with the usual tirade and zero substance except guff like ‘the EU needs us every bit as much as we need them’. Laughably devoid of anything tangible. It seems your tactic now that you and your Party are on the ropes is to conveniently disappear and reappear when you find a post you can witheringly begin replying to with ‘I don’t come on here often, and here’s why….’. It’s kinda transparent dontcha think?December 18, 2020 at 10:51 am #199272
The details of the incompetence and £11 billion of tax payers money on corrupt contracts are provided below for reasonable debaters to comment on!!
The Government announced an enquiry into Liverpool Council, their new best Covid mates, within a week. BUT we know they will block any enquiry into their corrupt “emergency” spending.
As for Rees Mogg, he’s got the nerve to spout such arrogant bile against, UNICEF, knowing that he will be reportedly receiving an £800k bonus from the companies he likes to claim he has no active involvement in.
Tell UNICEF to keep their 25k Rees Mogg and then send some of your own money if it makes you feel better!December 18, 2020 at 11:56 am #199274
And the Daily Mail today have a picture of Thatcher on the cover. What sort of a basket case country are we living in here?December 18, 2020 at 6:52 pm #199289
Another day, another job for the boys:December 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm #199291
Impressive, he’s got an equal amount of experience as Williamson has to be Education Chief. That would be sod all.
What a complete tool Williamson is. On Thursday, one day before schools broke up, he announces that there will be a staggered return and mass testing in schools in the new year.
Enjoy your Xmas time off, head teachers and teachers. Nothing to organise for the new year. Dickhead.December 18, 2020 at 10:46 pm #199293
They literally have no idea how things work in the real world, and don’t seem to care that they don’t know.December 18, 2020 at 10:47 pm #199294
And let’s not forget the lies and self deception…January 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm #200303
Only the public sector can be wasteful, remember: https://twitter.com/chakrabortty/status/1346455172625690625
And it’s not like they have achieved anything special. Let this be a death knell for simplistic and brainless “we need a small government and let the private sector handle it” rhetoric.January 5, 2021 at 4:35 pm #200304
It won’t be the death knell, as I’m sure you’d agree. Not with a Tory government seemingly more hell bent on destroying the public sector than Thatcher, despite the disastrous track record of privatisation. It will be interesting to see what settlements local authorities get from Sunak. Not seen any figures published yet but no doubt it will be another opportunity to diminish the country’s Council’s ability to provide adequate provisions and services to residents, conveniently leaving the door open for private firms like Deloitte to step in and make a complete hash.January 5, 2021 at 4:38 pm #200306
Can’t think of one example of privatisation that’s been a resounding success. If anyone else can, please enlighten me.January 6, 2021 at 8:29 pm #200367
I see that the newly appointed BBC Chairman has donated more than £400,000 to the Tory party. I doubt that had anything to do with the decision and that they have chosen the best man for the job.January 23, 2021 at 11:22 am #201560
The thread that keeps coming back.
Even the Daily Mail has noticed that there are “Bad things” happening, whilst the Tories vote against school meal provision and £20 per week for the needy.
The pigs from Deloitte are earning £1000 per day failing to deliver a “world beating” test and trace operation. They are being out performed week after week by experts in track and trace, Council staff at a fraction of the cost.January 23, 2021 at 11:52 am #201562NorthumbironParticipantOffline
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You don’t want to be trusting those “experts”.
They’re wrong about everything don’t you know!January 23, 2021 at 12:55 pm #201572
I suspect a large factor in why Track and Trace has been such an expensive failure is as much about the public’s mistrust of the Tories handing out contracts to companies who are clearly out of their depth, as it is Harding’s appalling track record with the likes of Talk Talk. Giving out contracts to mates just isn’t working and is costing a fortune. Everything the Tories touch turns to s***.January 23, 2021 at 12:57 pm #201573
It would be good to hear Bucks’ view on Track and Trace, Delloite, Harding, and procurement. Because, correct me if I’m wrong, we’ve not had one comment about it from him yet?January 23, 2021 at 3:44 pm #201594
£1 million every day would cover a lot of Council workers who actually know how to test and trace!!!January 23, 2021 at 3:59 pm #201595NorthumbironParticipantOffline
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Because, correct me if I’m wrong, we’ve not had one comment about it from him yet?
You’re wrong! We had these pearls of wisdom on page 4….
The good thing is that we’re going to come out of this much stronger than would have been the case under the previous regime or a Labour government.
I doubt any of you will be prepared to debate let alone agree with any of this. In the usual way you’ll no doubt just attack me wearing your usual blinkers. That’s why I don’t come back very often.January 24, 2021 at 12:30 am #201633
Hmm, as I said somewhere else, quite selective which posts he responds to. Some might say conveniently so. At present the deflection seems to be the tried and tested ‘now it’s personal!’.
Just for the record JI, I’m not bothering asking Bucks direct because he rarely replies to me directly these days. And besides, I’ve long suspected that anyone who gets so much flak, not just on here but from countless others on the other side, must actually enjoy being the pantomime villain.January 24, 2021 at 12:35 am #201634
And if anyone falls for that ‘usual suspects’ nonsense, take a look at the how many suspects there has been over the last 10-15 years. An unusually large amount for sure.February 22, 2021 at 12:58 pm #202635
MATT HANCOCK ACTED UNLAWFULLY!!February 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm #202641
This is a good piece. And before anyone says typical Guardian, the Sunday Times gets a mention…February 23, 2021 at 9:25 pm #202684
Hancock – caught out lying and making false boasts to excuse his unlawful acts.February 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm #202765
No surprise to see the Tories “recycling” Universal Credit payments given to the poor into the pockets of modern day slum landlords.
Throw in the new chairman of the BBC who is a mate of Sunak, advises Johnson where to salt away his riches, off shore bank accounts in tax havens and a major donor to the Tory party. Wonder how he got the job.
Just another Tory story. What was Bucks saying about Gurny being out of touch? I guess he means he’s not in with the in crowd!!March 1, 2021 at 11:47 am #202917March 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm #202918
I don’t think the Hancock news is as grave as some made out, given it was a matter of deadlines and the public will see it as Hancock trying to focus on getting PPE in over deadline legalities.
Having said that, the shambles of the private firms in this pandemic has been laid bare, as has the general cronyism of this Tory administration.
It’s funny how the ‘small state’ loving libertarian types have extolled the virtues of the private sector above all for years, wagging fingers at the state for being the reason for failure, even in this pandemic.
Yet, the biggest British success story has been the vaccine rollout and the test and trace disaster one of its biggest failures. The former has been a success because of the NHS, which libertarians see as ‘big state’ and the failure of the latter has been that of the private sector. Yet these libertarians will jump on the vaccine success to defend this government a lot of the time, even though the success from it has not come from what their dogma sees as virtuous, and is quite the opposite in fact.March 1, 2021 at 12:40 pm #202920
The only thing I will point out is the success of the vaccination rollout has also been down to the thousands of volunteers who are making it happen with them. Although we should be mindful to correct anyone who might use that as an excuse to knock the NHS. For me, it underlines the skills and expertise in the NHS but also the funding and resource issues that are at the government’s door.
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