Another Government "crisis" manufactured

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Blogg, Dec 3, 2017.

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  1. Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy

    Wailing, gnashing of teeth, Twatter and Faceache lamentation from the usual suspects all in perfect harmony for the Sunday politico fest as government is accused of failing to deliver on those well defined, clearly understood and wholly non subjective concepts of "fairness" and "social justice".

    This prompts an important question.

    Do I take heed of the hints that now it is December I should think about the external Christmas lights or do I put the winter tyres on, take dogs for romp followed by pub on way home and then have a snooze?

    Decisions, decisions.
  2. Winter tyres then dogs romping then pub. Lights can wait. Still early days.
  3. W P

    W P War Hero

    A more important question is, "Other than Guadianistas, Twitfacers & you, who would give a toss?" Never mind the Christmas lights, spend more time in the pub.
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  4. To be totally "inclusive" you need to take the dogs out, don't use your car, turn the lights on and hang an effigy of Santa from a street light
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  5. Only thing I care about is being mildly irritated by hearing some BBC news type burbling about this in the same dire measure as the ongoing clusterfornication that is the Brexit capitulation and North Korea for example.

    And wasting a few moments to determine that Alan Milburn and his fellow Committee Sitters are moaning that after 10 years they having only just worked out they were the bunch of eeejits given some brightly coloured crayons, parked in a corner and left to scribble with a grown up coming along now and again to say "Oooo thats lovely dear do carry on" whilst the others actually got to do something.

    However after full and mature reflection and bearing in mind the issues of the day, the Christmas lights can wait. Until 2018 if I had my way.

    I hate putting the sodding things up. Process consumes best part of a winters day, about 120 cable ties and my entire supply of patience.
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  6. Unbelievably incompetent and naive government inexplicably appoints a group of left wing politicians and activists to run a committee whose mandate absolutely invites politically hostile and subversive outcomes - and then takes further political damage when those activists choose an opportune moment to stage their walkout.
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  7. It’s the age we live in, where, thanks to 24 hour News and Social Media, there is a permanent need to ‘fill the void’, resulting in fake news and a whole heap of bullshit. Scores of nonentities and weirdos (including third rate Politicians) now have a voice and boy, don’t we know it!
    Richard Littlejohn (like him or loathe him) had it right, when he recently described the modern worlds obsession with Social Media devices as a form of addiction on a par with narcotics. Addiction to either results in the same symptoms - withdrawal from the real world and the inevitable eating away of brain cells.

    I’m aware of the irony of this post, given I am using my I-pad to post on Social Media, but hopefully you get my drift. :smile:
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  8. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Alan Milburn, as stated, is a former Labour minister, so a chance to damage TM was not to be passed up. I note it was Nick Clegg who set up the Commission up so probably doomed not to work, a Libby trip to fairyland.
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  9. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    To be fair, Alan Millburn and his colleagues have saved several hundred thousand pounds GBP by resigning and closing down a useless Quango.
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  10. Inadvertently betraying his socialist ideals by not piddling other peoples' money away for no benefit
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  11. Good thinking. Don't replace them and see how long it is until they are missed.
    May indicate to them their own uselessness((?)
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  12. Not sure that the SJWs would describe Alan Milburn as a Socialist!
  13. I've just ordered a set of winter tyres, on a new set of alloy rims. It was very nearly the same price for a complete wheel on 16" rims as it would have been to get tyres to fit the 18" rims I already have. There's also lots of miles left in the other tyres. •|||||||• :santa:
  14. Unfortunately for TM, she trumpeted fairness and social mobility for the country when she came to power on the back of Cameron’s resignation.

    On that basis it is not a great headline for her.
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  15. ...for which the country returned her with a barely adequate majority.. so you gets what you pay for!
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