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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Nov 24 2021 5:46pm

“He was good a decade ago and his powers have been fading ever since. Yes he won an election, but a bowl of soup could have beaten Jeremy Corbyn.”

An unnamed Conservative MP expresses doubts about Boris Johnson in The Sun.

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Nov 25 2021 5:55pm

“Documenting Boris Johnson’s lies and false statements is like painting the Forth Bridge. The task can never be completed because he and his ministers are constantly producing more examples.”

Journalist Peter Oborne describes his latest mission to publish online what he calls the “lies, falsehoods and misrepresentations” of the prime minister in chronological order.
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Post by Richard Frost » Mon Dec 20 2021 6:31pm

“It is palpably not a social gathering, because you had people in work suits… Those staff would have been working under gruelling conditions.”
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab defends No. 10 after a picture emerged of Boris Johnson, his wife and 17 others drinking wine in the Downing Street garden during lockdown in May 2020.
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Post by macliam » Mon Dec 20 2021 8:59pm

Imagine that you couldn’t attend the funeral of someone you loved and then you see the Deputy Prime Minister defending Downing Street drinks because *they’d* had a gruelling day?!

To those of you who don’t have to imagine I am truly sorry. The PM is a disgrace.
Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, commenting on the Dominic Raab quote above.
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Post by Richard Frost » Mon Jan 17 2022 4:13pm

“The BBC is something the whole world admires with envy. It is entirely appropriate that the insecure, spittle-flecked nut jobs of this government want to destroy it.”
Actor Hugh Grant shares his views on the future of the BBC licence fee

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jan 26 2022 5:34pm

“The PM has just authorised their staff and animals to be evacuated.”
A leaked email casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s denial that he intervened in the evacuation of the Nowzad animal charity, run by former Royal Marine Pen Farthing, from Afghanistan. The prime minister had previously dismissed claims he was involved as “nonsense”.

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Chadwick » Wed Jan 26 2022 6:36pm

Richard Frost wrote:
Wed Jan 26 2022 5:34pm
“The PM has just authorised their staff and animals to be evacuated.”
A leaked email casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s denial that he intervened in the evacuation of the Nowzad animal charity, run by former Royal Marine Pen Farthing, from Afghanistan. The prime minister had previously dismissed claims he was involved as “nonsense”.
I expect he thought it was a business charity.

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Re: Quote of the day

Post by macliam » Thu Jan 27 2022 10:57am

Chadwick wrote:
Wed Jan 26 2022 6:36pm
Richard Frost wrote:
Wed Jan 26 2022 5:34pm
“The PM has just authorised their staff and animals to be evacuated.”
A leaked email casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s denial that he intervened in the evacuation of the Nowzad animal charity, run by former Royal Marine Pen Farthing, from Afghanistan. The prime minister had previously dismissed claims he was involved as “nonsense”.
I expect he thought it was a business charity.
No, no - although it may have been said by the PM, he is so busy sorting out the pandemic that someone else was using his mouth. He can't be expected to control everything - and his brain is very big, so it's not possible for him to know what's happening in every part of it. If he did actually say the words, they have a different meaning in Etonian and what he meant to say was exactly whatever you want to hear. I think we need to wait for the tooth fairy's opinion and, in the meantime, we should cut him some slack as it's not easy being him - remember, he almost died when he stubbed his twisted his ankle in the last U-turn.
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Re: Quote of the day

Post by Richard Frost » Thu May 12 2022 6:40pm

“It’s not efficient to demotivate hundreds of thousands of public servants, simply so you can be the poster boy for the Daily Mail.”
Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA union representing civil servants, hits out at Jacob Rees-Mogg’s back-to-the-office drive in Whitehall
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