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by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 5:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Perhaps Mr Sabisky can be given a future role in the Conservative government if he apologises and says he has amended his views. Of course, that all depends on if the Conservative Party is as forgiving as the Labour Party which quickly reinstated Naz Shah after she admitted making racist comments. ...
by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 5:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 1286

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

Here's the view of a leading Brexiter and Cabinet Minister. Jacob Rees-Mogg said regulations that were “good enough for India” could be good enough for the UK – arguing that the UK could go “a very long way” to rolling back high EU standards. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-saf...
by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Safety Standards Post Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 1286

Re: Safety Standards Post Brexit

FWIW our cycle standards have always been as good or (usually) far better than most developed countries, and I see no reason why this should change. As for all those 'good quality bikes sold in other countries' they include adult bicycles with only one brake and other horrors like that. We have nev...
by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Perhaps Mr Sabisky can be given a future role in the Conservative government if he apologises and says he has amended his views. Of course, that all depends on if the Conservative Party is as forgiving as the Labour Party which quickly reinstated Naz Shah after she admitted making racist comments. ...
by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

So what's that got to do with the price of fish? BTW, I note the classic Tory tactic of having no defence for the party's failings is to try and shift the argument elsewhere.Which wouldn't be so bad if the Tories had any moral high ground or any morals at all to cling to,which they don't. What do y...
by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

al_yrpal wrote:I wonder what that guy was supposed to be advising on, that should be the question to ask?

Al


There to confirm Johnson's prejudices perhaps?
by pete75
18 Feb 2020, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Nearly all the Labour members suspended by Labour for racism have been readmitted to the party. Expulsion is very rare. Labour's racism problem makes it very difficult for anyone to claim the moral high ground on the matter by voting for them rather than the Tories. So what's that got to do with th...
by pete75
17 Feb 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

The Labour Party's problem with allegations of racism in its ranks demonstrates this only too clearly, with many members being suspended or expelled because of them . And there you've just highlighted the difference between Labour and the Conservatives, the expulsion of members who hold racist views.
by pete75
17 Feb 2020, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Deep down is there much difference between Nick Griffin and Boris Johnson? I may, in my turn, have been accused of 'Godwinising' debates like this one ... but, no, I think that's a step too far. Much as I loathe BoJo and much of what he stands for, I'm not ready yet to equate him to the odious Grif...
by pete75
17 Feb 2020, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

We are in a sorry state. Johnson's advisers are not just talking about the BBC but also eugenics, black people having lower IQs, compulsory contraceptives to stop an underclass, compulsory administering calming drugs even if a "kid's life is lost " and the non existence of FGM. Yes. What ...
by pete75
14 Feb 2020, 7:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Cunobelin wrote:We were discusing t=his qualifications as a Chancellor:

Worked at Golfman Sachs
Managed Hedge Funds
Married to money (billionare family)
Does what Dominic Cummings says.

A perfect fit for the current party


FTFY
by pete75
13 Feb 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

What if he is? The PM is free to ask anyone he likes for their views on who should be in the cabinet or not, and he is free to ignore or to follow their advice. All PMs have employed unelected advisors. It is the norm, and anyone who thinks it is a novelty isn't too aware of how things have always ...
by pete75
13 Feb 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1042

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I wear a white poppy for a couple of days. I do remember the sacrifice of many and the overall folly and futility of war. I do not accept glorious dead: lying torn to shreds in a muddy field is not glorious. The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Wilfred Owen. https://www.poetryfoundati...
by pete75
13 Feb 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 778
Views: 17646

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

I see Javid has resigned because he won't accept #10 imposing advisers. I'm no fan of Javid and he has rolled over far too many times but at least this time he has done the right thing. It appears that Dominic Cummings, member of nowhere, is appointing the cabinet. What if he is? The PM is free to ...
by pete75
12 Feb 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 62
Views: 1984

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Best one I've used is a Dutch Army bivvi bag. Hooped, Goretex, Mosquito net if you want to leave flap open when it's warm. About 90 quid in good condition from army surplus places.