BBC bias in question (which way do they lean?)

Look, we know that you have found Cummings guilty if charges that can't be brought because he has not broken anything to charge him with. So why don't you just accept that you are not going to get your wet dream after all and Cummings will stay in his job until he is fed up with it and moves on?
It's not a wet dream of mine. I quite like the guy and think he is an asset to the government, but he just had his Paul Ince moment and should have gone. He seems to be past it now, but has no public integrity and makes the government look very tacky by association.
 

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It's not a wet dream of mine. I quite like the guy and think he is an asset to the government, but he just had his Paul Ince moment and should have gone. He seems to be past it now, but has no public integrity and makes the government look very tacky by association.
All you have given there is your POV, which the last time I looked is not a reason for resignation. I doubt even if a majority in the country actually care about Cummings and his trip north.

The media love it and are now so addicted to it that they just can't let go. Does not make Dom any more guilty though.

There are over 65 million people in this country and the media are drooling over the future of just one person. Now that is sad.
 
from the comments under this story... Is R number balanced on knife edge?

it is about the thousands of protesters gathering today for #BLM

4448. Posted by Dve51
on 4 hours ago​
4395. Posted bybigmowlayon​
Yes. I don't approve of people not being careful​
But if Cummings had resigned I don't think this protest would have happened, at least not on this scale​
 

Cold_Collation

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That's not really true is it? As a senior member of the No 10 staff, and a close confidant of the PM, he knows he will be held to a higher standard. Seeking and exploiting loopholes, while legal, is inappropriate.

Have you ever been on an op or ex where officers ban soldiers from doing things that they do themselves? It may be within the rules, but that doesn't mean it is appropriate.
No. He need only be held to the same standard as everyone else.

Look, if an ambulance had been organised to take his family north, imagine the even greater outrage from the Left and MSM.

He looked at what he needed doing and how he could do it. He hasn't been charged with anything or fined, and one of those who claimed to have seen him (coincidentally a Labour supporter) admits to having made it up 'for a laugh'.

Note that a bit like Corbyn over student loans, he didn't issue a retraction when it mattered.
 
Pathetic isn't it?
Incredibly so but I wonder if 'bigmowlayon’ was referring to say, just the parliament square protest or if he meant Cummings was responsible for the scale of protests throughout the world?

Big Bad Dom... his evil influence could be fully global. Who knew?

I wonder if 'bigmowlayon’ is ex RMP (and on Arrse) too.
 
No. He need only be held to the same standard as everyone else.

Look, if an ambulance had been organised to take his family north, imagine the even greater outrage from the Left and MSM.

He looked at what he needed doing and how he could do it. He hasn't been charged with anything or fined, and one of those who claimed to have seen him (coincidentally a Labour supporter) admits to having made it up 'for a laugh'.

Note that a bit like Corbyn over student loans, he didn't issue a retraction when it mattered.
You're wasting your time it's obvious that Cummings, doesn't have the integrity of @greenbaggyskin as proved by his selfless resignation from the Army, which only benefitted himself and his family. A man of true integrity I think we can all agree.
 
Perhaps you'd care to give a couple of examples of my lack of integrity. There's no rush, whenever you're ready.
The man who doesn't do ad hominem certainly likes to make comments about others integrity.
 

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Apologies for the Daily Heil link however self awareness doesn't appear to be one of her strongpoints.

I think you’ll find she’s exquisitely self-aware. Just not in the way you’re thinking of.
 
I normally steer clear of ad hominems, but you appear to be having significant difficulty grasping a very simple concept. He made the right choice, I would have done the same. He doesn't appear to have broken any law, but he acted in contradiction with the policy he helped to formulate. It wasn't a law, it was the type of behaviour that the public, being public-spirited and all that, were asked to refrain from in the collective best interest. Still he did it. He lost his integrity, and took a big chunk of the PM's with it. He was a d1ck and should have walked.

I actually like DC and have read his blog. He is the only civvy I have ever heard of who incorporates OODA loops into his thinking and has looked at leadership as a philosophy. He develops his thoughts logically while looking for alternative solutions.

Still, he should have had the integrity to resign.
What about Gardner and all those protesters ? Who do you think pose the biggest public health danger ?
 

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All you have given there is your POV, which the last time I looked is not a reason for resignation. I doubt even if a majority in the country actually care about Cummings and his trip north.

The media love it and are now so addicted to it that they just can't let go. Does not make Dom any more guilty though.

There are over 65 million people in this country and the media are drooling over the future of just one person. Now that is sad.
Especially since Cumming's "crime" is to have been instrumental in organising Brexit and a Tory election victory. He pissed off a lot of people doing so, including Nigel Farage, various UKIP supporters (Aaron Banks included), and the most vocal of the Remainers in the Westminster bubble (starting with the BBC).
 
What about Gardner and all those protesters ? Who do you think pose the biggest public health danger ?
You appear to be under the impression that I am a socialist or at least anti-Conservative. That is definitely not true.
What Gardiner and the protesters did was quite possibly illegal and definitely extremely stupid. That is far worse than what DC did by a significant order of magnitude. SKS should publicly condemn them and put clear water between himself and anybody engaged in similar activity.
 
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I don’t care about this argument one way or the other, but how did you work that out?
It was explained to me by the SO1 (LE) at APC R.SIGNALS, during my mid-career interview. There were three of us in 'competition' for two Lt Col TOT posts 4 years hence. As it turned out, two of us left the army and the remaining candidate duly pinked at the right point.
 

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