I hope that when the local elections are held later this year that people will remember that the Tories lie, lie and lie again.
This is a despicable government.
Gove says one thing one minute and contradicts himself the next. According to what I read, he said both there would and there wouldn't be a border down the Irish Sea, in the course of the same statement.
Post by MeanderingMollusc on Feb 29, 2020 22:49:36 GMT
He probably also thinks that we need distracting from the poor economic forecasts, the fact that the Home Secretary appears to be a vile bully of a woman, the flooding, the Corona virus and the worrying reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (who may well not still be in prison if it hadn't been for Johnson's irresponsible actions) is now thought to have contracted the Corona virus
Post by goodlookingone on Feb 29, 2020 23:48:57 GMT
You lot all take the press/radio report as "Gospel". Who knows what The Home Secretary, or What His Boris actually instructs - More a matter of ones choice of Press/radio/TV manager i.e., The Professional who will actually paint your picture to the World. I have met a few pollyticians - (No, I'm not going to say how they appear when working) - But some are actually quite inteligent - just like real people .
Post by MeanderingMollusc on Mar 1, 2020 4:35:55 GMT
I really don't take any press/radio/tv report as 'gospel', but the things that have been coming out about Priti Patel do fit in with what we know from her public record (and I did say only that she 'appears to be' a vile bully). E.g. she supports some very unpleasant authoritarian people like Modi and Netanyahu, she was sacked by May for her dodgy dealings with the Israelis, she supported capital punishment and used to work in PR for tobacco firms with a brief to lobby MEPs against EU tobacco regulations. I've met a few politicians at work too (although it was some time ago) and that's what worries me - several of the current cabinet seem to be particularly poor specimens of the breed in various ways.
Post by goodlookingone on Mar 1, 2020 12:47:20 GMT
Yup, The press are doing a good hatchet job on her, but I have no idea what the truth may be...
I think the last hatchet job was on some TV actress (Does "Towie" mean anything?) who killed herself, and before that the press was telling us how the populace (non press people) how much The Wife of The Prince (who's name I cant remember) was dislike.
Post by MeanderingMollusc on Mar 1, 2020 22:03:09 GMT
I don't know what the press is saying about her. I have heard (on Radio 4) the accusations from the civil servant who resigned but otherwise I judge Patel on her own words and actions. I really don't see how the current situation can be compared with the gutter press incessantly hounding Meghan Merkel and Caroline Flack, neither of whom held a position of great political power and responsibility (something which, it could be argued, involves a certain level of public accountability and legitimate scrutiny).
My brother, now retired, worked in the Foreign Office. His many colleagues still there feel Patel is a Bully. She is part of the Trump regime of if you aren’t with us you’re out. The term Russian interference comes to mind.
We live, or so I always believed , in a free speaking country but it seems that anyone speaking against the Government is on the out list.
Your secrets are safe with me, I wasn't even listening