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The government will hold their press conference about the expected lockdown at ~~16:00~~, ~~17:00~~, ~~18:30~~.......

Anyone surprised their handling of the pandemic is such a mess?

#Covid19 #Coronavirus #pandemic #government #UK #politics #Tories #Conservatives
 
Looks like the Brexiteers are hedging their blame game. As of course nothing is ever their fault they are now adding unprepared businesses (who don't know what to prepare for....) to the inflexible EU and saboteur Remainers.

Johnson Heads Into War of Blame With U.K. Business Over Brexit

#UK #EU #Brexit #politics #blame #blamegame #failure #BorisJohnson #Tories #Conservatives
 
And there goes the Tories pensioner vote........

Also, with all the new customs officers we'll need after Brexit (didn't Gove just say, look how great Brexit is, all these new jobs?), how do they propose to achieve this?
The thinktank also called for:
- A cut of 160,000 in public sector administrative staff at an estimated saving of £3.5bn.
Scrap pensions triple lock to help save UK finances, says influential thinktank

#UK #politics #Tories #Conservatives #thinktank #pensions #triplelock #saving
 
Well, good luck with that, especially considering how Brexit is a massive power grab by Westminster (including what is perceived as taking some powers away from the devolved governments) and how they keep banging on about sovereignty and taking back control and negotiating as equals. When the UK wants sovereignty and take back control from the EU that's good, but when Scotland wants the same from the UK that's bad? You've shot yourselves in the foot there......

Also, I don't see why/how the EU should reject membership to an independent Scotland, provided it fulfils all the criteria (which could get interesting, as at the moment the SNP wants to keep the £, which probably won't fly with the EU. But then again, that can change).
Continuing to dismiss Scottish calls for another independence vote outright could be “counterproductive,” the memo said. Possible counter-measures include London handing more power to Edinburgh and ratifying a new settlement through a popular vote, and pressuring the European Union to nix the idea of Scotland rejoining the bloc as an independent country.
U.K.’s Tories Start War Gaming to Stop Scottish Independence

#UK #EU #Scotland #Brexit #independence #politics #Tories #Conservatives #ThePledge
 
The big difference of course that the poll tax was a bit easier to back out of than Brexit will be. The damage Brexit already has done and will continue to do will to an extent be irreversible, some will take many years to fix and only some are truly reversible.

https://twitter.com/FD/status/1318180601988587520

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #polltax #Tories #Conservatives #damage
 
I don't know, I'm not sure it has just yet. The tabloids and the right wind press of Murdoch and Co will find ways to blame the failures on others and explain some of it away with "different circumstances" (I've already seen some excuses using population density, which they can then also nicely link to those ghastly immigrants). Then there's all the patriotic VE Day stuff coming up, where I've seen plenty support with "let's celebrate VE Day social distancing style in our front gardens" already. Unless Starmer really hits the ground running and can really do some damage to the Tories I fear there's still quite some steam left in Johnson and his crew.

The British charlatan style has been sent packing by too much reality

#Brexit #Coronavirus #Covid19 #virus #BorisJohnson #populist #politics #health #Conservatives
 
An important appeal and call to action: Make the Brexiteers own it. All the pain and suffering they will bring on to the country now is theirs. Let them not get away with any excuses or attempts to shift the blame. They won. So they own it. Every single bit of it.

Week in Review: Make them own it

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #YouWonGetOverIt #Tories #Conservatives #YouWonItYouOwnIt
 
I doubt both. Johnson won't say a word and it won't be the end of the conservatives. At least not as long as Labour and Libdem are as useless as they are now.

https://twitter.com/cliodiaspora/status/1207437918068973574?s=19

#Brexit #UK #politics #Tories #conservatives #Labour #LibDems #parties

Twitter: Prof Tanja Bueltmann on Twitter (Prof Tanja Bueltmann)

 
A view on Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson's medium term self destruction of the Tories. It might not happen immediately (if he's lucky), but won't take too long:
This cabinet signals the death of David Cameron’s Tory modernisation project | Ian Birrell | Opinion | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #Tory #Tories #Conservatives #destruction #party
 
Why the Tories are deluded when they think a new party leader and PM will change everything:
What makes the Tories think that anyone must be better than Mrs May? | Andrew Rawnsley | Opinion | The Guardian
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tory #Tories #Conservatives #PM
 
So who will be the next Tory to ruin their career and life trying to deliver Brexit and uniting the deeply split Tory party?
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tory #Conservatives #party #May
 
According to what I gather on Twitter we have:
- a Conservative party in meltdown with a PM locking herself into her office and her spokesperson locked in the toilet
- a populist fake "man of the people" who is stuck on his campaign bus trapped by a bunch of protesters with milkshakes
- a largely invisible opposition leader where I'm not sure what he's doing (or not doing for that matter)
- a recently formed splinter party with a leader offering to resign (or something along those lines)
- made no progress whatsoever since asking for a Brexit extension over a month ago and being asked "Please do not waste this time" when given it

And all this because a certain Mr C thought it was a good idea to gamble with a referendum to keep his divided party together.

What a time to live in....
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tories #Conservatives #Farage #Corbyn #ChangeUK
 
I'm pretty amused to see some of the gang of fascists still whining about how podmins that are "fags", "SJWs" and so on are repressing them, and how they are thinking of leaving Diaspora. And how they have to be on a Russian pod (gee, who would have thunk it?) in order to have "free speech" and by which they mean hate speech.

I sure hope they leave Diaspora. Or at least get themselves segregated to a set of pod(s) that no normal people want to federate with. They sure will be missed. Not! If people that are new to Diaspora join and see these types of assholes - who typically are deceptive in their interests and their posts, only to try to "#redpill" people into their delusional ways - their impression will be quite poor about Diaspora, and that's a real shame. And no, in order for a platform to truly promote free speech, they do not have to tolerate the speech of Nazis.

#Fascists #Diaspora #FreeSpeech #HateSpeech #Conservatives #AltRight #Crybabies #Snowflakes #Republicans #Trump #Spanky #Nazis #Assholes #RkTheory
 
I'm pretty amused to see some of the gang of fascists still whining about how podmins that are "fags", "SJWs" and so on are repressing them, and how they are thinking of leaving Diaspora. And how they have to be on a Russian pod (gee, who would have thunk it?) in order to have "free speech" and by which they mean hate speech.

I sure hope they leave Diaspora. Or at least get themselves segregated to a set of pod(s) that no normal people want to federate with. They sure will be missed. Not! If people that are new to Diaspora join and see these types of assholes - who typically are deceptive in their interests and their posts, only to try to "#redpill" people into their delusional ways - their impression will be quite poor about Diaspora, and that's a real shame. And no, in order for a platform to truly promote free speech, they do not have to tolerate the speech of Nazis.

#Fascists #Diaspora #FreeSpeech #HateSpeech #Conservatives #AltRight #Crybabies #Snowflakes #Republicans #Trump #Spanky #Nazis #Assholes #RkTheory
 
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