mollag

Kipper restorer
Snouts in the Trough
Well it was common knowledge that Boris was a Liar and a cheat when the UK elected him, so what's what's the big deal ? he is exactly the same as when the UK voted for him, so it is the Gov the UK deserves, this is the Democratic system we are so proud of. Majority rule.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Snouts in the Trough
Well it was common knowledge that Boris was a Liar and a cheat when the UK elected him, so what's what's the big deal ? he is exactly the same as when the UK voted for him, so it is the Gov the UK deserves, this is the Democratic system we are so proud of. Majority rule.

Those voters that 'lent' him their vote in the last election knew what they were voting for.
 

Saoirse

Moderator
Snouts in the Trough
Exactly
As has been said in those circumstances you get the government you deserve

I feel bad for the decent people in England who appear to have no real choice at elections with just tweedledee and tweedledum privileged elitists to vote for
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
Snouts in the Trough
There couldnt have been anyone who voted for the Tories who had no idea what they would be up to once elected, but in their defense, the use the Union flag a lot and will return the passports to a proper Blue colour.
Who else wraps themselves in the Union Flag, UKIP, Far right groups, the UDA, it seems to work for them and their followers.--

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel: Samuel Johnson"​

 

Mushroom

Member
Snouts in the Trough
Don't panic. Lord Eric 'humpty dumpty' Pickles has thrown his hefty weight to the lobbying and general cronyism matter.
This former Tory councillor in Bradford turned MP (with anti corruption duties) then Lord says that the entire system needs overhauling.
Perhaps I'm wrong but didn't this paragon of virtue get in a bit of bother for making fraudulent claims to do with his home and its proximity to Westminster?
Is there anyone out there who hasn't got form?
 

Camden

Member
Snouts in the Trough
Why do these Greedy Bast***s need to lobby ... the Prices for ex PM's Speeches is off the scale in the hundred thousands ...eg T May having racked up £1.45 million since 2019 in giving speeches on the lecture circuit ... Cameron charging £120'000 a pop Blair paid £200,000 for one speech ..
 

IbrahimAbi

Grey wisdom
Snouts in the Trough
Why do these Greedy Bast***s need to lobby ... the Prices for ex PM's Speeches is off the scale in the hundred thousands ...eg T May having racked up £1.45 million since 2019 in giving speeches on the lecture circuit ... Cameron charging £120'000 a pop Blair paid £200,000 for one speech ..
Because, like pigs at the trough, they can never have enough. Like a free tuck shop for Billy Bunter
 

Mushroom

Member
Snouts in the Trough
And now it's revealed, as he declared it himself, that Matt Hancock was 'gifted' shares in his sister's company, which just happened to be awarded 2 NHS Wales contracts. Apparently as Wales is devolved and runs it's own NHS, there is nothing amiss ?
Oh okay then.
 

Mushroom

Member
Snouts in the Trough
Mitie, a company that has many NHS contracts to provide cleaners, was awarded contracts during the pandemic totaling over £900 million for various testing tasks.
It has now been awarded a £90 million contract to provide personnel who will be knocking on the doors of those who return to the UK and are required to quarantine at home.
For starters, I would bet that there is cronyism afoot, but how many people are going to be visited by how many employees for £90 million?
Just for good measure, after a visit and saying hello to the employee, what's to stop the person in quarantine breaking that requirement 10 minutes after a visit? A random call, doesn't even legally require the quarantined person to open the door.
I predict a balls up.
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
Snouts in the Trough
The Tory appointed by the Tories to investigate thefts of the Publics money. Mr Pickles no less :rolleyes: Not much chance of a result here IMHO, still it is the type of Gov the UK wanted so no problem.

On 26 March 2009, Pickles appeared on the political debate programme Question Time in Newcastle upon Tyne. While discussing the controversy over Tony McNulty (who had recently admitted claiming expenses on a second home, occupied by his parents, only 8 miles away from his primary residence), Pickles admitted he claimed a second home allowance because he lived 37 miles from Westminster and needed to leave his constituency house in Brentwood at 5.30 am to get to Westminster for 9.30 am,[60][61] given that he tended to get home at midnight or 1 am, although the standard time for commuters from this region is usually ninety minutes.[62] He went on to say that it was "no fun" commuting into London from where he lived. In response to Pickles's comments that he "had to be there [the House of Commons] on time", Question Time host David Dimbleby, replied "Like a job, in other words?" and fellow panellist Caroline Lucas added 'welcome to the real world', both of which prompted amusement and applause amongst the audience.

Pickles was asked to pay back £300 following the MP's expenses scandal, which he had claimed for cleaning.
 

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