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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 25 May 20 2.19pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by SavoyTruffle

When you have to wheel out an unelected member of staff on the tax payer payroll to bat for the PM you undermine Johnson's authority. Putting Cummings in the spotlight makes him fair game for continued scrutiny moving forward.

He has been forced to give some sort of statement as it's fairly obvious that whatever else is going on in the world the BBC won't let this one go after all it's much more important than an airliner crashing in pakistan and killing loads of people.

Dominic Cummings may be on the taxpayers payroll but nowhere near the extent that the rottweilers at the BBC are

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 25 May 20 2.22pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by johnno42000


So some laws/rules can be broken but others can't. It's ok to travel 260 miles to stay somewhere where you could infect other people? Do you really believe they didn't interact with anyone else either on the journey

I used to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne which is 30 or so miles north of Durham and I used to drive quite frequently down to London or Surrey and never stopped on the way

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 25 May 20 2.29pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Unsurprising you lot clambering to defend him on here. Would love to see the reaction if Diane Abbott had done the same thing.

The same thing for an autistic kid would probably have got a lot more sympathy tbh. Although with two left shoes she would still be negotiating the front garden of ex council house that she paid 90k for and is now worth a million!

 

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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I used to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne which is 30 or so miles north of Durham and I used to drive quite frequently down to London or Surrey and never stopped on the way

Rather a selective quote.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 25 May 20 2.31pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I used to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne which is 30 or so miles north of Durham and I used to drive quite frequently down to London or Surrey and never stopped on the way

My parents used to live in skipsea and when visiting I did it in one so yes no problems either.

 

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View SavoyTruffle's Profile SavoyTruffle Flag 25 May 20 2.36pm Send a Private Message to SavoyTruffle Add SavoyTruffle as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

He has been forced to give some sort of statement as it's fairly obvious that whatever else is going on in the world the BBC won't let this one go after all it's much more important than an airliner crashing in pakistan and killing loads of people.

Dominic Cummings may be on the taxpayers payroll but nowhere near the extent that the rottweilers at the BBC are

I think you have misinterpreted what I am saying, I am not saying he shouldn't be taxpayer funded, as political advisers are. My point is this undermines Johnson, if there was a story to tell it should have been told yesterday by Johnson.

So little was given in terms of detail yesterday this has dragged on for another day.

 

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View SavoyTruffle's Profile SavoyTruffle Flag 25 May 20 2.38pm Send a Private Message to SavoyTruffle Add SavoyTruffle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

The same thing for an autistic kid would probably have got a lot more sympathy tbh. Although with two left shoes she would still be negotiating the front garden of ex council house that she paid 90k for and is now worth a million!

Absolutely disgusting Dianne Abbot hasn't crashed the property market in order to maintain the value she paid for her property.

I am seething.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 25 May 20 2.40pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Unsurprising you lot clambering to defend him on here. Would love to see the reaction if Diane Abbott had done the same thing.

I actually defended Diane Abbott over sending her children to private school because there nothing to be gained by sending your children to a bad state school. You either change the education system or make your own choice.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 25 May 20 2.42pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by SW19 CPFC

I agree with a lot of this - and I assume we will hear this sort of PR line later today in a big climb down

But his initial reaction fails it for me

If it was a genuine moment of desperation we would have heard that story first, not second

Also surely he is not that naive to expect it to come out - heís not - which means he just went Ďf*** ití

Actions have consequences when youíre in the public eye.

He'll focus on his child's disability, which in fairness may have been a genuine consideration at the time, to see him through this. It's a pretty impenetrable defense if you're willing to go there, and it will start to look bad if the media keep on at him.

And to be honest for all the rights or wrongs of his personal approach our focus should be on positive news and steps to move forward at this difficult time. Increased PPE, developments with tests, vaccines, approaches for care homes, restarting sports, getting the ball rolling on life again. There's still a need for that ongoing discussion; this stuff is more of a political soap opera.

Edited by BlueJay (25 May 2020 3.15pm)

 

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View palace_in_frogland's Profile palace_in_frogland Flag In a broken dream 25 May 20 3.01pm Send a Private Message to palace_in_frogland Add palace_in_frogland as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Unsurprising you lot clambering to defend him on here. Would love to see the reaction if Diane Abbott had done the same thing.

Frankly, if Diane Abbott was a special adviser to any government, weíd have a lot more to worry about than if she had broken the lockdown rules.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 25 May 20 3.05pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Heís going to do it because heís confident heíll still be in the crease come the end of it and get a round of applause from the majority of people who voted Conservative. Many simply donít care anyway. In 4 years time itíll be completely forgotten. Borisís opposition can say what they like about being undermined. His support wonít care and their MPís owe them.

To begin with I thought heíd have to go. But if thereís mitigating circumstances then you have to hear them, and we canít wait for inquiries. The problem is DC wouldnít communicate. He let the sanctimonious screeching and the press make their errors before he eventually decides to reveal he factors that even more people will realise the baying mob need to get back in their box, or their lockdown gardens on free moet (Sorry, money and beer and ice cream) they want to continue for the maximum length of time possible, no matter how many more deaths and prolonged hardship for a decade or 3 it causes than Covid. These tw@ts get to irritate you so much to the point they become even more ridiculous and easy to ignore. One of the few positives of lockdown, and this extension. A prolonged extension I do blame on Boris, Cummings and the govt, apart from Sunak. Bring the furlough end dates forward and see the change in public lockdown mood.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (25 May 2020 3.08pm)

 


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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 25 May 20 3.06pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

If my father's instinct had told me that my family's safety depended on my breaking the rules I would have done so in an instant.

in fact i have already done so as I have a family member who lives on her own in a flat and she has been staying with me for the past few weeks


Is she a "looker" midlands?

 

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