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Started by AlanII on Aug 16, 2020 7:06:21 PM
Johnson: The Fat Fool.

More stuff about Johnson’s reign

angelico - 16 Aug 2020 19:33:41 (#1 of 1539)

perfect title. :)

harryhaller - 16 Aug 2020 19:37:32 (#2 of 1539)

So you think that someone who has managed to become PM with a large majority is really a fool?

GreenFuture - 16 Aug 2020 19:37:36 (#3 of 1539)




GreenFuture - 16 Aug 2020 19:39:29 (#4 of 1539)

So you think that someone who has managed to become PM with a large majority is really a fool?

He certainly acts the fool, which is a major factor in that exact victory.

Still pretty popular too. Mass death, open corruption, chaos and the worst slump in Europe while the stock market elite are propped up.

People are fine with that, because he doesn't always tuck his shirt in.

Idiocracy isn't about cleverness. It's about the popularity of stupidity.

harryhaller - 16 Aug 2020 19:41:09 (#5 of 1539)

Follow the money....

AlanII - 16 Aug 2020 19:46:09 (#6 of 1539)

So you think that someone who has managed to become PM with a large majority is really a fool?

Apparently so.

browserbutton - 16 Aug 2020 20:12:10 (#7 of 1539)

He plays the gullible electorate for fools, shurely.

mingmong - 16 Aug 2020 20:35:22 (#8 of 1539)

I'm quite surprised by the wild popularity of "eat out to help out", as if saving a tenner on a meal at Spoons is literally the best thing that can ever happen. But it seems to have caught the imagination and brought people back onto the high street, so by that measure it must be regarded as a success.

It might seem equally strange that people aren't getting more worked up about the terrible economic and Covid death rate figures associated with the UK at the moment. Perhaps people are just worrying about what affects themselves in the here and now. Only time will tell how deeply those doomey prognostications are going to bite. In some ways the public may be showing greater wisdom than the biens pensants by withholding judgement at this stage.

What counts is where we are in four years from now.

Ginmonkey - 16 Aug 2020 20:41:17 (#9 of 1539)

We have used EOTHO a fair bit.

Mainly cos it can make a cheap mid week meal. A bit of variety after the relentlessness of working from home and cooking every meal. Last week we went to a local pub for a couple of pints and had two very nice pizzas for a tenner.

mingmong - 16 Aug 2020 21:11:58 (#10 of 1539)

The longer-term strategy

Am I alone in thinking this could (could) set things up nicely for a reforming Labour or progressive coalition government, if Cummings and Johnson haven't burnt the house down by then

GreenFuture - 16 Aug 2020 21:18:42 (#11 of 1539)

EOTHO is fine as far as it goes, imaginative. I just wish they pushed it more for the independents to counterbalance the big chains hoovering up demand.

Still, that doesn't mean I'm slamming it, which would be churlish.

Furlogh program was also good as far is it went.

IMO there should have been a more UBI approach, though in some ways that's been de facto, with benefit claimants getting scant grief at this time.

Yet for every obvious good move, I cant help wonder how much has been given to elites behind the scenes, as in the US.

The disparity between GDP plummet and FTSE staying afloat is very weird IMO, and somewhat suspicious.

In the medium term, it's going to take a lot more imagination.

I think it should be an opportunity to reform society, economics, leisure, work etc. I don't see that imagination coming from the tories, or Labour for that matter. They're all too mediocre and lacking in vision.

BBBilly - 16 Aug 2020 21:24:06 (#12 of 1539)

# 10

It could, if they run out of other people to blame. So far we've had the EU, China, immigrants, France, and Public Health England. That leaves a lot of other groups and nations, before they start on animals and minerals. Solidarity with other vegetables will stop them being scapegoated.

AlanII - 16 Aug 2020 21:26:06 (#13 of 1539)

That’s before they get onto single mothers and other such internal menaces.

Ginmonkey - 16 Aug 2020 21:28:39 (#14 of 1539)

Plenty of independents using it here. It is open to all businesses that qualify.

10smith - 16 Aug 2020 21:43:10 (#15 of 1539)

# 12, add 'care workers'. Thanks.

SaffronSunrise - 16 Aug 2020 21:49:43 (#16 of 1539)


SaffronSunrise - 16 Aug 2020 21:52:45 (#17 of 1539)

Any media people/organisations that want to ask awkward questions.

GreenFuture - 16 Aug 2020 21:53:16 (#18 of 1539)


quattrobhoy - 16 Aug 2020 22:55:38 (#19 of 1539)

We've tried, as much as possible, to use EOTHO to dine at independent establishments. If you have an Amex card, you could potentially - if you can/have registered your card(s) - Shop Small and get a further £5 (statement credit) off any charge in excess of £10, at a participating establishment.

EOTHO has pushed diner demand from the end, to the start, of the week.

JohnIlly - 17 Aug 2020 00:14:32 (#20 of 1539)

The mystery man accused of rape will work from home when Parliament resumes next month so we can expect all the other Tory former ministers in their 50s to be very visible in the Commons.

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