Jesus lads, 'tis looking like BREXIT!

Handy Run

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No 10 staff held ‘wine-time Fridays’ throughout pandemic with Boris Johnson regularly witnessing the gatherings.

Sources say PM encouraged aides to "let off steam" despite indoor socialising being banned under lockdown rules.


He’s a gonner.

Wouldn't be too sure m8.

1. He lead a purge and those who filled the voido only got elected cos of Boris.
2. There's no obvious replacement.
3. 2.5 years to the next election. Who wants to carry all the shit that needs to be carried for that long???

If the locals don't go too bad in may he'll soldier on . To the delight of labour.
 

How bad boy

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Wouldn't be too sure m8.

1. He lead a purge and those who filled the voido only got elected cos of Boris.
2. There's no obvious replacement.
3. 2.5 years to the next election. Who wants to carry all the shit that needs to be carried for that long???

If the locals don't go too bad in may he'll soldier on . To the delight of labour.
2. Rishi Sunak

He's well regarded, doesn't often say stupid shit, seems vaguely competent, hasn't yet been caught in a major scandal and is media friendly
 

Handy Run

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2. Rishi Sunak

He's well regarded, doesn't often say stupid shit, seems vaguely competent, hasn't yet been caught in a major scandal and is media friendly

Ok, so who takes the keys to the treasury then? The UK govt needs to increase taxes and decrease spending.

And the rest of the entire cabinet are as thick as 2 planks so unless he'll do every ministers job for them, they'll continue to limp from one fuckup to the next.

And for all his qualities, he has all the charm of a tensed up cobra.

The purge means either the Tories take their beating now and do a full on reset, or, limp on with Boris and hope for end of covid Boris saved the day three lions vindaloo semi sober Gaza come on if you fackin fink your ard enough
 
NEW: Downing Street apologises to The Queen for parties held the night before Prince Philip’s funeral: “It is deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning”


They sent out for more booze and had it smuggled in to No.10 in a suitcase.


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Yeah, note how Boris didn't aoploigse to the Queen, it's "Westminster apologises to the Palace." Gowls. Then becuase of that the Met don't investigate further.
 
Labour and the Scot Nats want Boris there as long as possible.

he's to their vote what Ian Paisley was to the IRA
Speaking of similar; a guy sent me a link about a quiz show on TV. A Tan was asked who was the head of the DUP from 1971 to 2008; the bloke said Gerry Adams. It was so funny even Adams tweeted it.
 

How bad boy

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Ok, so who takes the keys to the treasury then? The UK govt needs to increase taxes and decrease spending.

And the rest of the entire cabinet are as thick as 2 planks so unless he'll do every ministers job for them, they'll continue to limp from one fuckup to the next.

And for all his qualities, he has all the charm of a tensed up cobra.

The purge means either the Tories take their beating now and do a full on reset, or, limp on with Boris and hope for end of covid Boris saved the day three lions vindaloo semi sober Gaza come on if you fackin fink your ard enough
Ministers don't have to be elected. You can pick whomever you want for positions.
Yes, that is nuts, but it's the system. Nicky Morgan didn't even stand for reelection in the last election but ended up as Culture Minister after it.

Britain has had enough of unelected bureaucrats, right?
 

jeepers

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Just a brief example of how much it has caused red tape for business: The crowd I work for is UK-owned, but fairly global in reach. Our European operations are centred in Engerland, e.g. that's where our IT dept for Europe us. I have a new starter in my team in Dublin, starting next week. We have a decent system in place, so his laptop was ordered before Xmas, I told them what software to put on it and they shipped it on Tuesday. When it arrived, there was a customs charge of a few hundred quid and our receptionist refused to pay it because they've been told not to. It is not a B2B sale so it isn't subject to customs and import tax, but there's a far more involved courier form to fill in and the admin person on the other side didn't know that. Neither did UPS tell her, probably because they think Ireland is part of the UK. It took all of yesterday for one admin person to sort it out, but UPS in Ireland won't be able to sort out until Monday, and it'll probably be Tuesday before it arrives. This means that half of the usual induction stuff won't be done on time and I'm going to be doing my best to babysit him when I should be able to just point him at a few things and let him get on with it.

This minor incident alone will probably cost the company close to a grand or two in lost fees, and that is something that you can add a few orders of magnitude to when you add it all up. Fucking madness. As it was observed before, this is the first international negotiation in history where one side wanted to make trade harder.
 
Ministers don't have to be elected. You can pick whomever you want for positions.
Yes, that is nuts, but it's the system. Nicky Morgan didn't even stand for reelection in the last election but ended up as Culture Minister after it.

Britain has had enough of unelected bureaucrats, right?

Technically the Taoiseach could do the same - up to 2 senators can be Cabinet ministers so the Taoiseach could just appoint anyone a senator and then make them a minister, but it is rarely done.

I just looked it up, Garrett Fitzgerald appointed Dooge as Foreign Minister in 1981, and it was done another time before that.
 

an liathroid beag

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This minor incident alone will probably cost the company close to a grand or two in lost fees, and that is something that you can add a few orders of magnitude to when you add it all up. Fucking madness. As it was observed before, this is the first international negotiation in history where one side wanted to make trade harder.
Indeed the UK must be the first country in history who voted to impose trade sanctions on their own exports to their most important market
 
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