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Boris - The Prime Minister

First thoughts on PMBoris, will he make a difference?


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Seems that UK political satire is no longer acceptable. I can't see the rebooted version of 'Spitting Image' doing well.

'Ofcom has received 181 complaints about The Great British Bake-Off, after comedian Matt Lucas performed an impression of Boris Johnson on the opening episode of the series.

'The regulator says the majority of complaints made about the episode refer to Matt Lucas’ impersonation of the prime minister, which saw him wear a blonde wig and stand behind a podium which read ‘stay alert, protect cake, save loaves’.

'The programme aired just minutes after Johnson addressed the nation on new Coronavirus restrictions, delaying the bake-off by a few minutes.'


 
Seems that UK political satire is no longer acceptable. I can't see the rebooted version of 'Spitting Image' doing well.

'Ofcom has received 181 complaints about The Great British Bake-Off, after comedian Matt Lucas performed an impression of Boris Johnson on the opening episode of the series.

'The regulator says the majority of complaints made about the episode refer to Matt Lucas’ impersonation of the prime minister, which saw him wear a blonde wig and stand behind a podium which read ‘stay alert, protect cake, save loaves’.

'The programme aired just minutes after Johnson addressed the nation on new Coronavirus restrictions, delaying the bake-off by a few minutes.'



And after only 3 complaints about a Lings Cars advert got the advert banned, they'll take decisive action and ban that episode from being viewed again won't they

Oh hang on it's something and Boris Johnson, so they'll really be busy going Boris grrr behind the scenes, and that statement was just for show
 
Seems that UK political satire is no longer acceptable. I can't see the rebooted version of 'Spitting Image' doing well.

'Ofcom has received 181 complaints about The Great British Bake-Off, after comedian Matt Lucas performed an impression of Boris Johnson on the opening episode of the series.

'The regulator says the majority of complaints made about the episode refer to Matt Lucas’ impersonation of the prime minister, which saw him wear a blonde wig and stand behind a podium which read ‘stay alert, protect cake, save loaves’.

'The programme aired just minutes after Johnson addressed the nation on new Coronavirus restrictions, delaying the bake-off by a few minutes.'


To be fair, he is an unfunny C*$t.
 

Brotherton Lad

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Seems that UK political satire is no longer acceptable. I can't see the rebooted version of 'Spitting Image' doing well.

'Ofcom has received 181 complaints about The Great British Bake-Off, after comedian Matt Lucas performed an impression of Boris Johnson on the opening episode of the series.

'The regulator says the majority of complaints made about the episode refer to Matt Lucas’ impersonation of the prime minister, which saw him wear a blonde wig and stand behind a podium which read ‘stay alert, protect cake, save loaves’.

'The programme aired just minutes after Johnson addressed the nation on new Coronavirus restrictions, delaying the bake-off by a few minutes.'



Brilliant.
 
If you read my original post, you'll see it was the Tory back benchers accusing him of being AWOL - I was merely citing them.

Oh look, an elephant in the room.

Wordsmith

Yes yours, and it's not elephant it's a whole field of elephants drinking white spirit whilst down as many lsd tabs as they can lay their hand on
 
Seems that UK political satire is no longer acceptable. I can't see the rebooted version of 'Spitting Image' doing well.

'Ofcom has received 181 complaints about The Great British Bake-Off, after comedian Matt Lucas performed an impression of Boris Johnson on the opening episode of the series.

'The regulator says the majority of complaints made about the episode refer to Matt Lucas’ impersonation of the prime minister, which saw him wear a blonde wig and stand behind a podium which read ‘stay alert, protect cake, save loaves’.

'The programme aired just minutes after Johnson addressed the nation on new Coronavirus restrictions, delaying the bake-off by a few minutes.'


If a baking programme was political satire, then I don't suppose anybody would have complained. The fact that it was a programme about people baking then they absolutely had to have some political including is the objectionable bit.
Labour characters are howlingly funny and just cry out for being aped. I don't think I have seen any piss taking of them.
 

Themanwho

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I am not, however if a source has a vested interest in praising or condemning a subject I think that should be noted as to whether it is an accurate portrayal or not. I am sure you can see why it may have a bearing here.
It has to be said that Rod Liddle has been remarkably consistent in his view of the PM (professionally). He has no vested interest in saying "Boris is a cnut" that I am aware of. That doesn't mean I agree with him (I don't , but my disagreement doesn't naturally mean that I have to immediately consider Liddle an enemy and all his previous works heretical).

Not a dig, but this is the sort of behaviour that is directly due to the partisan nature of political journalism ; IMHO Liddle is reporting his opinions, he's not lying. But because there is so little in the way of honest, unbiased reporting the immediate reaction is to malign Liddle...
 
Nope - the Prime Minister who seems unable to articulate a long term strategy to deal with Covid 19 and has performed multiple u-turns in the past days after announcing measures, verifying the absence of such strategy. In addition, the prime minister that has over promised and under delivered on testing.

That prime minister...

Wordsmith
Easy to say but complete hyperbole bollocks.
How do you know they don't have a long term strategy and do you realise how fluid this pandemic is? Changing tac, or as you refer to it as 'multiple u turns' is a perfectly valid strategy. Exactly how have they under delivered on testing?
I expect you'll ignore this post too.
 

Wordsmith

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Easy to say but complete hyperbole bollocks.
How do you know they don't have a long term strategy and do you realise how fluid this pandemic is? Changing tac, or as you refer to it as 'multiple u turns' is a perfectly valid strategy. Exactly how have they under delivered on testing?
I expect you'll ignore this post too.

Nope - I note medical opinion is divided on this as well. With much criticism coming from extremely well qualified medical professionals - including assorted Oxbridge professors who specialise in the subject.

I'll add this post from the Telegraph's letter column again.
SIR – If the Government really wanted to scare us with numbers, why stop at October? If it had continued the exponential growth rate to November it could have pointed out that there would be a million new infections a day, and if they went to Christmas then everyone in the country would be catching it four times a day.

Professor William Gillin
Guildford, Surrey

Now granted Gillin's speciality is the electrical and optical properties of organic materials, not viruses, but his maths is sound. And I lose confidence in medical advisors who come up with the above pointed out absurdity.

In addition, given that a number of countries are 6 - 8 weeks ahead of us on the Covid 19 infection curve, we don't seem to be looking and learning from them. If it happens there, we enter the same territory 6 - 8 weeks later.

It's like peeking at your opponent's cards.

Wordsmith
 
Nope - I note medical opinion is divided on this as well. With much criticism coming from extremely well qualified medical professionals - including assorted Oxbridge professors who specialise in the subject.

I'll add this post from the Telegraph's letter column again.


Now granted Gillin's speciality is the electrical and optical properties of organic materials, not viruses, but his maths is sound. And I lose confidence in medical advisors who come up with the above pointed out absurdity.

In addition, given that a number of countries are 6 - 8 weeks ahead of us on the Covid 19 infection curve, we don't seem to be looking and learning from them. If it happens there, we enter the same territory 6 - 8 weeks later.

It's like peeking at your opponent's cards.

Wordsmith
You should change your user name to Hyperbolesmith.
What have you done with the normal @Wordsmith
 

Wordsmith

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Helm

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It has to be said that Rod Liddle has been remarkably consistent in his view of the PM (professionally). He has no vested interest in saying "Boris is a cnut" that I am aware of. That doesn't mean I agree with him (I don't , but my disagreement doesn't naturally mean that I have to immediately consider Liddle an enemy and all his previous works heretical).

Not a dig, but this is the sort of behaviour that is directly due to the partisan nature of political journalism ; IMHO Liddle is reporting his opinions, he's not lying. But because there is so little in the way of honest, unbiased reporting the immediate reaction is to malign Liddle...
I didn't take it as a dig at all and I don't consider him an enemy per se, just a sensationalist journo who might not be very accurate in his reporting as his, shall we say chequered past isn't very edifying either personally or more importantly professionally.
 

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