July 31, 2020 at 10:19 am #192659
World beating at what?
Being out of their depth?
Handing out contacts to their friends without performance monitoring or accountability?
Over estimation of their abilities?
Blaming anyone but themselves?
Thanks to outsourcing, England’s test and trace system is in chaosJuly 31, 2020 at 11:48 am #192666
Too right, Heathy.
Incompetence, arrogance, disassociation from the truth and epic lying – we need protection from Cummings, Johnson and Hancock.
They promise everything, deliver nothing, then blame somebody else. Everyone on here knows they have no consciences, they lie and lie.
And it’s not just the lies – we’re talking deaths here – the worst death rate in Europe. Deaths of family and friends. The death of small businesses.
BI, LK, BS and the jonnies… you all know Johnson and co. are a bunch of lying b*stards. Just think how liberating it would be to turn round and call them out. You’ve had enough of their lies and the deaths. You don’t have to be complicit. They had you for a while, but surely no longer, surely you’re better than that?July 31, 2020 at 4:49 pm #192683
Good at chest-beating though!August 1, 2020 at 10:44 am #192702
We have the highest excess death rate in Europe, and Johnson calls it a success!
And where are those Bru-ers who screeched loudest and longest about unelected politicians ruining everyone’s lives? So who just elected Johnson’s brother, or May’s husband, or Botham?
How can anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex defend the Tories now?August 1, 2020 at 11:05 am #192709
We are stuck with them because at the time we could choose main opposition didn’t put forward a viable alternative, Corbyn, Abbott and Mcdonald, we would havee been in an even worse position if they headed the government – and they lie as well.August 1, 2020 at 12:54 pm #192729
McDonald? Says it all reallyAugust 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm #192749
OK, got McDonnell’s name wrong but it doesn’t change the point I was making.
We were always going to get a Tory government with the choice presented by the Labour Party. I’m afraid they defeated themselves and as a consequence the Torys can do just about what they want.August 1, 2020 at 8:37 pm #192761
The fact you did it says it all. The only people who have defeated themselves are those non-traditional Tory voters that voted Tory. It really is that simple. Cult of the celebrity morons. If you think A Corbyn government would be any worse than this lot I think you may have a screw loose.August 2, 2020 at 2:29 pm #192800
Vader, there was no need to vote Tory, other parties were available.
Maybe your mind was made up by an unelected foreigner, Rupert Murdoch, who has consistently trashed Labour leaders and their policies since before and after Blair. Or maybe it was the Barclay brothers, with the propaganda wing of the Tory party, the Daily Torygraph, dictated from their tax-exiled havens of Monaco and the Channel Islands. No doubt one is a neighbour of our very own patriotic president, Lord Botham.
True patriots all, no wonder they all supported Brexit. It won’t affect them.
Maybe you live in north Lincs? You’re on a fairly low income or in an insecure job? The Labour manifesto would have helped protect almost everyone in low skill, low wage areas, with high numbers of elderly and those on benefits. But, foreigners like Rupert and patriots like the Barclays don’t like that, because they think it makes you lazy and dependent. They want you to think that too.
Of course, what they really fear is both loss of power, and government taxation to redistribute their enormous wealth to the areas and people who most need it. That’s how the media works.August 2, 2020 at 8:29 pm #192820
I agree there were other parties available, but my point is that there is no point in bleating that labour would be better, (with Starmer they probably would be) when labour really didn’t present a viable alternative with Corbyn as leader. Those currently bleating are probably those who paid their three quid to vote to get Corbyn as leader. In my opinion the main reason we don’t have a labour government is not the policies but more the leadership at the time of the election.August 2, 2020 at 10:12 pm #192826
Or the hatchet job done on him?August 3, 2020 at 9:13 am #192831
“NO point in bleating Labour would be better”?
I’m not aware that I was!!!
Does nothing to stop me and others raising the incompetence, bad practice, lies, failure to sack an MP accused of rape and probably gross corruption of the Government in power.
On top of a rape accusation, this is what they’ve also been up to over the last week (thanks again to Russ in Cheshire)…
1. The govt launched a “Fix your bike” voucher website
2. It broke in less than an hour
3. The govt said we should all lose weight
4. The govt is still issuing vouchers to help us buy burgers
5. It was revealed the govt spent £400m buying a bankrupt satellite company, OneWeb, to replace the Euro GPS system we lose due to Brexit
6. Months before, a study by MIT found that OneWeb’s tech is 6x less efficient than the EU solution: the worst of the technologies studied
7. In June the govt merged the Dept for International Development into the Foreign Office, and said the move “guaranteed there would be no cuts in International Aid”
8. This week the gov cut International Aid by £2.9bn
9. And the govt quietly granted permission for your health records to be given to Palantir, a controversial data-mining company said to have worked with Cambridge Analytica on Brexit
10. It did both these things the day parliament broke up, so there couldn’t be any questions
11. But in answer to questions about the Russia Report, the gov’s suggested solution is to (I’m not making this up) to ask Russia to tell us who their spies are
12. Ex-Russian intelligence staff say 85% of their work is not spying, but “political funding and misinformation”
13. Which brings us to: Funding and Misinformation news
14. Since 2012, the Tory party has had almost £3m in donations from members of Putin’s cabinets
15. 14 current govt ministers have received donations from individuals or companies connected to the Russian leadership
16. Priti Patel said the Russia Report could be ignored because it was now 9 months old and “out of date”
17. The govt delayed the release of the report for 9 months, and the reasons given were described as “simply not true” (aka “misinformation”) by the Intelligence Committee
18. Now Covid news, and Matt Hancock boasted he had met the targets on his “Six tests” on Covid 19
19. Full Fact found 4 of the 6 targets were missed, one target couldn’t be met because it had never been defined, and 1 “relied on a definition [that] does not reflect practice”
20. The cross-party Media & Culture Committee found that the gov’s support for arts was “vague and slow-coming” and “jeopardised UK culture”
21. The cross-party Public Accounts Committee found there was an “astonishing failure to plan for the economic impact” of Covid 19
22. It also said the policy of discharging patients into care homes was a “reckless and appalling policy error”
23. It called the govt “slow, inconsistent [and] negligent”
24. The chair of the Committee said “A competent government does not run a country on the hoof”
25. More on-the-hoof news: the gov quarantined tourists returning from Spain because Spain was a danger
26. The day before, Spain had 2 Covid deaths. Britain had 114
27. The transport secretary was on holiday in Spain, so was effectively trapped by his own dept’s decision
28. Which brings us to Brexit, and a report from London School of Economics showed a WTO Brexit will permanently shrink 16 out of the UK’s 24 industry sectors by up to 15% each. Permanently.
29. A Tory MP tweeted “👍🏼WTO here we come!”
30. Another pro-Brexit Tory MP with a grasp of what’s to come tweeted “my strong advice is: take the opportunity to live abroad”
31. Dominic Cummings tweeted that leaving the EU “could be an error”
32. And now PPE contracts, so prepare to begin eternal screaming:
33. £252m to Ayanda Capital, registered in Mauritius for tax purposes. PPE not delivered
34. £186m to Uniserve. PPE not delivered
35. £116m to P14 Medical Supplies, with assets of just £145. PPE not delivered
36. £108m to PestFix, with just 16 employees. PPE not delivered
37. £107m to Clandeboye Agencies, a sweet wholesaler. Yes, a sweet wholesaler. PPE not delivered.
38. £40m to Medicine Box Ltd, with assets of just £6000. PPE not delivered.
39. £48m to Initia Ventures Ltd, which registered itself as “dormant” in March. PPE not delivered.
40. £28m to Monarch Acoustics, which makes shop furniture. PPE not delivered
41. £25m to Luxe Lifestyle, which has no employees, no assets, and no turnover. PPE not delivered
42. £18m to Aventis Solutions, which has total assets of £332. Not a typo, £332. PPE not delivered
£10m to Medco Solutions, incorporated just 3 days after lockdown, with share capital of (not a typo) £2. PPE not delivered
44. In all, approx £1bn to inexplicable suppliers for PPE that hasn’t been delivered
45. The gov still polls well for economic competence. Go figure
46. Meanwhile a Nuffield Health study found after 10 years of “chronic underinvestment”, UK is at the bottom of the league table for health resources; and diagnostics and surgery by the NHS will take 4 years to return to pre-Covid levels. But £1bn for non-existent PPE
47. The gov’s “world beating” test-and-trace programme was described as “scandalous” by the British Medical Journal, and found to miss its 80% target in every Covid hotspot announced this week
48. And finally, Boris Johnson refused a public enquiry into gov handling of Covid 19
With thanks to #TheWeekInTory by @RussInCheshire on TwitterAugust 3, 2020 at 10:10 am #192832
The Brexit government is lost in a fog of lies
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/02/the-brexit-government-is-lost-in-a-fog-of-lies?CMP=Share_iOSApp_OtherAugust 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm #192833
‘Those currently bleating are probably those who paid their three quid to vote to get Corbyn as leader’.
Ah, the old sweeping generalisation. Never goes too far. Here’s the thing: you are not probably, but very likely, wrong.
‘In my opinion the main reason we don’t have a labour government is not the policies but more the leadership at the time of the election’.
Yes, that was one factor. It’s much more complex than that though.August 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm #192933
Boris is succeeding at one thing.
He’s succeeded at getting the whole cabinet to continue to repeat lies and misinformation even when the lies have been proven to be lies!!
Yesterday’s headline was about a report that clearly proved that our “world beating” test and trace system was only contacting 50% of people who could have been affected by a person who has tested positive.
Today, minster Nick Gibb was asked whether test and trace performance would be improved by the time schools go back in 4 week. His answer was still claiming a current contact rate of 80% by test and trace.
LIARS!!August 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm #192935
Such a world beating system that local authorities in the North of England are binning it in favour of their own set-ups.
If tha’ wants owt doing reet, do it tha’self!August 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm #192948
As I’ve just said on another thread,the majority of this country don’t care about truth, unless it affects them directly. They can lie and give their mates contracts and knighthoods all day long and the great British public don’t give a toss. Then they’ll believe the lies spun to them about why the country is an an even bigger mess as each month and year progresses.August 5, 2020 at 7:05 pm #192949
As I’ve just said on another thread,the majority of this country don’t care about truth
That’s because is is easier to accept a lie than to actively seek out the truth.
And the more lies the public are fed, the less credulous the truth becomes, until eventually those who dare to speak the truth are looked upon as the enemy of the state.
And you know it’s happening!August 6, 2020 at 12:59 pm #192977
And today in ‘World Beating News’…
C’mon, where’s resident Tory boy to defend this shambles. Slunk off under the lame excuse that he doesn’t bother looking here anymore because of x,y and z (insert the usual nonsense). Fair to say he knows when not to defend the indefensible!August 6, 2020 at 1:38 pm #192982Iron-aweParticipantOffline
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This issue about awarding PPE manufacturing contracts to companies not normally engaged in such production, over companies whose job it is to manufacture PPE all the time, is it down to cheapness or is it down to looking after Tory party donors? Complete scandal the way hundreds of millions of pounds of tax payers money is being frittered away on such shoddy practice resulting in PPE not being fit for NHS purpose. I guess another enquiry will soon be shelved on this matter till way into the future, like after the next election?August 6, 2020 at 4:12 pm #192996
Never mind a public enquiry, it’s time for the fraud squad to be called up to look at some of these contracts!!
Ferry orders to a company that has never built or owned a ferry!
Tracing app orders for an app that does not work!
PPE contracts to companies who have never made PPE, and clearly they still don’t how to!!
Ripping up the planning system to allow your developer and house building chums to build slum housing without any local control. We aren’t building enough houses claims Johnson. But he has no answer to the facts that 90% of housing applications for housing are approved and there are more than 1 million houses that have approval but have not been built!!
A housing minister that gives the go ahead to developments because a rich developer sat next to him at a social event. His decision had to be reversed!!
Liars, incompetent or fraudulent??
Take your pick!!August 6, 2020 at 7:07 pm #193012
More good stuff about “Honest Bob” and his so called planning reforms!
Trust me on housing, said Honest Bob Jenrick. Only it turned out nobody did
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