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Started by GreenFuture on 17-Jul-2017 13:28:00
May: The Farce Be With You (but for how long?)

Continued discussion of The Maybot's tenure, the fate of the nation her party and other stuff...

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GreenFuture - 17 Jul 2017 13:29:49 (#1 of 639)

over the weekend I heard different reports about May being both confident and depressed. Is this one of those parallel universe thingies? Does she have a personality disorder?

I think it's more likely that different factions are playing games with leaks and gossip. Because that's what this is to them - a game, while disabled people kill themselves. Classy bunch aren't they.

Oh, seen more hype for Mogg today, won't link but it's a definite project now.

ChankNolen - 17 Jul 2017 13:37:24 (#2 of 639)

She's paying the price for inviting Govey back into government.

The level of backstairs gossip generated by last week's Cabinet is making them look almost as ridiculous as Corbyn's Labour look whenever one of his 'clear the air' meetings comes with a running commentary to the press.

browserbutton - 17 Jul 2017 13:38:20 (#3 of 639)

It seems that Moggy is even gaining traction across the water.

‘As Rees-Mogg’s profile rises in Britain, it appears to be well past the time for American conservatives and Republicans to take note of this worthy ally — Etonian Latin, pocket watch, bacon sandwiches, and all.’

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449537/jacob-rees-mogg-tory-backbencher-bright-political-future

I like the new thread title btw :o)

thePiMan - 17 Jul 2017 13:44:30 (#4 of 639)

She's certainly depressingly confident about her negotiating skills

JohnIlly - 17 Jul 2017 15:24:28 (#5 of 639)

When her spokesman has to publicly announce that ministers have been told to stop leaking details of cabinet discussions then the game is up.

Policywatcher - 17 Jul 2017 15:41:29 (#6 of 639)

> thePiMan - 17 Jul 2017 13:44:30 ( #4 of 5)

> She's certainly depressingly confident about her negotiating skills

By definition almost, AI systems, unless linked to an external correction system, must be subject to Dunning-Kruger syndrome.

Clearly Maybots share this limitation.

Lawlsie - 17 Jul 2017 15:57:10 (#7 of 639)

Hello new thread! Hello everybody posting on it.

It's all gaaahn more than a bit reels of cottin innit? Sad. Very sad. Bigly sad.

<laughs and laughs and laughs>

xDiggy - 17 Jul 2017 16:35:23 (#8 of 639)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Krug
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The psychological phenomenon of illusory superiority was identified as a form of cognitive bias in Kruger and Dunning's 1999 study "Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments".[1] The identification derived from the cognitive bias evident in the criminal case of McArthur Wheeler, who robbed banks with his face covered with lemon juice, which he believed would make it invisible to the surveillance cameras. Wheeler's incompetence was based on his misunderstanding the chemical properties of lemon juice as an invisible ink

mikeshadow - 17 Jul 2017 16:39:49 (#9 of 639)

With parliament breaking up for summer recess later this week Laura Kuenssberg does a fairly humorous but nevertheless scathing end of term report on the Cabinet.

With rumour swirling, gossip in the air about the cabinet, it is hard to work out what is really going on. Since Mrs May didn't really win the prize she was expecting, ministers have become an unruly lot. Tomorrow, they're all going to get a telling off (with apologies to the truth).

Why is she so cross?

David wants her job, although he says that he doesn't and isn't thinking about it, it's only his friends getting excited.

Boris wants the job too, although he says he doesn't want it yet, and guess what, it's only his friends getting a bit excited.

This excitement sometimes involves those friends saying rude things about the other one.

Neither of them, nor any of their friends, want Philip to get the job.

Some of Philip's friends want him to get the job, but maybe he's not so sure. What he really wants is to stay in charge of the money, whoever has the big job.

….and it continues:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40634152

Vendor - 17 Jul 2017 16:43:09 (#10 of 639)

I wonder if the reason Hunt and Gove are in white shirts is to make it easier for the snipers to pick them out?

Vendor - 17 Jul 2017 16:45:55 (#11 of 639)

I also like the caption to the third pic, which appears to call Michael Fallon a shit.

SinnerBoy - 17 Jul 2017 18:13:58 (#12 of 639)

I love the bank robber with the lemon juice!

foghorn - 17 Jul 2017 18:46:53 (#13 of 639)

Our wonderful government are smearing themselves with their own fecal matter to confuse Europe.

Nothing Dunning-Kruger about it. Its working.

Dayraven - 17 Jul 2017 18:54:05 (#14 of 639)

I love the bank robber with the lemon juice!

Laugh if you must, but he showed plenty of zest.

Brunothecat - 17 Jul 2017 18:56:59 (#15 of 639)

who robbed banks with his face covered with lemon juice,

Anyone who mashes fruit over his face before going bank robbing risks making a fool of himself.

HouseOfLametta - 17 Jul 2017 19:02:34 (#16 of 639)

He got his just desserts.

foghorn - 17 Jul 2017 19:04:44 (#17 of 639)

He was a smoothie.

browserbutton - 17 Jul 2017 19:23:47 (#18 of 639)

You wouldn't trifle with him.

Policywatcher - 17 Jul 2017 19:25:52 (#19 of 639)

Someone tell May you're supposed to rub the lemons in - not suck them...

Snarlygog - 17 Jul 2017 19:26:20 (#20 of 639)

He's just a syllabub boy.

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