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  1. 4 hours ago, Staffsknot said:

    Imagine Dacre's first day

    HR bod greets him dressed in union jack uniform like a knock-off 80s BA steward

    HR - Hi mr Dacre looking forward to your first day at...

    Dacre - show me my Journos and are you wearing Jean Paul Gautier!

    HR - Oh no this is Lavender water from the Balmoral Estate.

    Dacre - Ok but its still a bit German, where are my journos

    HR - Here's Mark he used to present a knock-off of Jackass on Channel 4

    Dacre - Channel 4 he's a ******ing commie then. Who else! Where are my hard hitting journos?

    HR - We have the lovely...

    Dacre - Is that Eamon ******ing Holmes! The only thing he hits hard is the dinner expenses and a specials board. Jesus wept is anyone from journalism?

    HR - Ooh we have Police Camera Action guy but he is struggling a bit as he's more used to an ITN factual news setting

    Dacre - Factual effing news!

    HR - No we don't do that here is that a problem?

    Dacre - Look love I came from the Daily Mail

    HR - Oh thank god

    Dacre - Show me Andrew Neil's office and make sure his spare hairpiece isn't still on the loose! Why did he leave btw?

    HR - It's strange but he said something about working with an amateurish bunch of gimps...

    Dacre initially OK'd a hatchet piece on Stephen Lawrence - his 'road to Damascus' epiphany came around when he found out that Lawrence's father, Neville, had done some building (IIRC) work for him.


  2. 5 hours ago, scottbeard said:

    Just because the credit crunch was global that doesn’t mean Labour are blameless for the decisions they made in 1997-2008 and how the credit crunch impacted the U.K. as a result.  They watched doing nothing as house prices ballooned from 2002-2005.

    Or do you think that because Covid is a global event the current government is entirely blameless for any impact of Covid  or Covid measures on the U.K.?

    I have no problem with holding Labour to the mess they created, so lets not go down that strawman.  History is great, especially when the Tories have had over a decade to clear things up and failed abysmally on any objective measure.

    I call out those who saw the credit crunch solely as Gordon Browns eNd To BoOm AnD bUsT - as a good number on this forum have done so.

  3. On 19/11/2021 at 09:40, byron78 said:

    All they care about right now is getting Paul Dacre into the Ofcom position.

    Very dangerous when they eventually do. Full Goebbels.

    Looks like the furore of Tory Sleaze has a silver lining

    Dacre rails at civil service as he pulls out of Ofcom running

    Paul Dacre, the former Daily Mail editor, has pulled out of the running to chair UK media regulator Ofcom, amid fears in Conservative circles that his candidacy might have inflamed the Westminster “sleaze” row....Dacre added that he was taking up an “exciting new job” in the private sector.


    any ideas on where this 'exciting' job is?  My guess is with GB News / Fox UK but only if they drop their silly LiBeRaL leaning :)


  4. 2 minutes ago, scottbeard said:

    The headline is “everyone” is on the edge.  Read on and that quote doesn’t even appear.  In truth a small number of people are “on the edge” and a much greater number not.

    The more I read and think about the more I feel that the economy as a whole could take a rate rise better than we might think. It’s just that for many millions it would be annoying but doable and for a minority of say 1 million it would sink them without trace, making them become lifetime anti-Tory voters like the former miners.

    Interesting dilemma for government.

    Doubt it, they'll just drink the revisionist Tory kool-aid and believe it 'WoZ cOrByN aNd ThE sOcIAlIsTs WoT rObBeD uS'.  Look at the folks here still blaming Labour for GFC2007.


    Miners have better memories and know exactly who to blame

  5. Greensill: State bank risked £335m to back lender, say MPs


    Taxpayers may be liable for up to £335m after a government bank failed to scrutinise collapsed lender Greensill Capital properly, MPs have said.

    A Public Accounts Committee report on the British Business Bank's Covid loan scheme said checks to approve the company were "woefully inadequate".

    Greensill went on to lend £418m to companies, 80% of which may have to be repaid by taxpayers if they default.

    Ex-PM David Cameron was an adviser to the lender, which collapsed in March.


    Go on Tory Boys, tell me how its all ImMiGrAnTs AnD sCrOunGeRs

  6. 30 minutes ago, byron78 said:

    All they care about right now is getting Paul Dacre into the Ofcom position.

    Very dangerous when they eventually do. Full Goebbels.

    How anyone could even consider taking someone from the media, let alone one of the most partial rags, is beyond me?


    I wonder what BoJo's Tories will think of next? 


    Owen Patterson - MPs Standards

    Matt Hancock - Family Values

    why not go full whacko and put Gary Glitter for Children's minister?

  7. Ryanair to pull London Stock Exchange listing because of Brexit


    "...O’Leary told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the airline would need to delist from London in 2022 under foreign ownership rules....

    He said most shares would be traded in Dublin and Brussels: “It’s sadly it’s an inevitable consequence of Brexit. It won’t fundamentally affect passengers … but increasingly we will want to have just European shareholders rather than UK shareholders.”

  8. 45 minutes ago, byron78 said:

    Sacked because of the government criticism by Lord Rothermere, apparently.

    I'm told Greig was really his wife's preference.

    Daily Mail has been doing well, but not happy the public are actually being informed instead of simply influenced.

    Our good old "free press".

    Lucky our Culture Secretary is on the case and not obsessed with LeFtY inFilTraTion Of SoCiAl MeDiA

    Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said people have become afraid to say what they think for fear of being "cancelled", and that left-wing activists have "hijacked" social media.

  9. 42 minutes ago, Timm said:

    Apparently he said to them it was a “total mistake” to back disgraced MP Owen Paterson, admitting to backbench MPs on the 1922 committee “on a clear road I crashed the car into a ditch”

    Apparently they liked that, and gave him a round of applause.


    He has form in crashing into ditches, remember? Link


    The 1922 lot are soft compared to the ERG, they'll back him

  10. 5 hours ago, Staffsknot said:

    From the PM's own lips when quizzed on Tory Peerages for donors - "Until you get rid of the system by which trade union barons fund other parties we have to go ahead".

    Massively under reported admission they are selling peerages by a sitting PM.

    Last time I check Unions have to ballot members to provide Political affiliation - and they can opt out

    Also Union proposals are put before Labour just as all other proposals - No smoke filled back room deals in friends villas or with Foreign Governments

  11. 13 hours ago, PeanutButter said:

    That sucks. I saw signs up at a Waitrose the other day warning about cat theft 'we take no responsibility'. 

    This country seems to suffer waves of certain thefts: farm equipment, mobile phones, mopeds, now this. 

    When you push the Country to the Haves  and Have-Nots, the have-nots get annoyed*


    That's why you get 6months for stealing a bottle of water, but a cushy retirement for taking a 100K 'consultancy' fee


    *not condoning theft

  12. 18 minutes ago, zugzwang said:


    Capitalists being made to service their own debts? Extraordinary! Someone should tell the Bank of England.

    Tories are happy to spout HoW dOeS lAbOuR pAy ThE dEbT dOwn?, but then sp*nk the magic money tree on their mates.


    Over 75% of the National Debt from 1945 was under Tory Rule

    Over 50% (IIRC) of the above was done under Cameron / May with 'austerity'


    but yeah, Corbyn with his money for the NHS, Schools, Public services is the problem....

  13. 9 hours ago, rollover said:

    Boris Johnson plan on ‘second jobs’ would hit fewer than 10 MPs

    Fewer than 10 MPs are likely to be affected by Boris Johnson’s proposed rule changes on second jobs, analysis of the register of interests suggests.

    Many MPs earn high wages for a small number of hours, so would be out of reach of the proposed changes.

    The proposed prohibition on MPs being parliamentary advisers appeared to be so narrowly worded that only two Tories in 48 MPs with consultancy jobs directly fitted that description, according to the register of interests.

    Most MPs working as consultants describe their work as advisers in general terms, offering “strategic advice” or business consultancy to private companies.


    Standard Tory Playbook - Put in a rule that sounds good but is so vague and unenforceable that they can wriggle out of it.


    GAART, Non Dom residency, Points based immigration,


  14. 54 minutes ago, Staffsknot said:

    From the PM's own lips when quizzed on Tory Peerages for donors - "Until you get rid of the system by which trade union barons fund other parties we have to go ahead".

    Massively under reported admission they are selling peerages by a sitting PM.

    Strange how the WhAt aBoUt 'ToNyS cRoNiEs...' lot are silent now......

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