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messageDaily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 22, 05:20PM

Do these politicians actually think that anyone now listens to them reading a lengthy prepared statement, i.e. Priti Patel this afternoon, with no personality or inflection whilst reading it.

Do others agree that this is becoming a waste of time, they could just as easily post a statement on the Gov.UK website for those interested.

Perhaps to make this time better used they should report anything significant (no lengthy bumbling statements), a summary of the graphic data and worthwhile questions from the press/broadcasters, (not asking repetitive questions or those aimed at attempting to trip up the Government).

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 22, 05:59PM

A useful insight into dbb's world.

He doesn't realise that everyone 'interested' might not have access to the internet.

He thinks questions should be vetted so as not to be critical of the Gov...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 22, 08:40PM

Seems we will never agree, based on your previous posts you're ever the critic without offering solution's (reminnds me of a number critical of this administration. If you've got nothing constructive to add, to take a turn of phrase, jog on.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by KidKruger May 22, 09:04PM

The problem with the briefings (and with Trump's briefings) is they are not there to provide a service, they are happening to give the impression of providing a service.
A lot of time and effort goes into spinning each briefing, regarding the general public as stupid, carefully ignoring key advice from medical advisors, then presenting fiction as fact in a perpetual homage to Franz Kafka.
What I'D like to know is what is happening with Brexit. Predictably though, it's no-deal via the back door - Covid being the best 'bad news' to bury other issues under.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 23, 11:22AM

dbboy Wrote:
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> Seems we will never agree, based on your previous
> posts you're ever the critic without offering
> solution's (reminnds me of a number critical of
> this administration. If you've got nothing
> constructive to add, to take a turn of phrase, jog
> on.

True to form, doesn't want the Gov to come under scrutiny and doesn't want his inane ramblings scrutinised either...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 23, 11:50AM

Look if you don't like it, to be honest I don't care. Rather than being rude, why don't you come up with some solutions, but then that would be too easy.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 23, 11:59AM

I'm sorry, I don't have a solution for why everyone doesn't have internet access, but then again, I wouldn't have made such a stupid assumption in the first place...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 23, 12:04PM

hahaha,
Keep ignoring the actual question, but that's very corbyn/momentum, keep trying to pick holes and exploit them as much as possible. This is getting BORING........................

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by JohnL May 23, 12:14PM

The smirk comments seemed to knock her back - not the same since.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 23, 12:28PM

dbboy Wrote:
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> hahaha,
> Keep ignoring the actual question, but that's very
> corbyn/momentum, keep trying to pick holes and
> exploit them as much as possible. This is getting
> BORING........................

Surprise!...another wrong assumption, we've got ourselves an Uncleglen Mini-Me with his 'when all else fails, play the corbyn/momentum card'.

I don't need to pick holes, your 'solutions' are great gaping holes. Ever thought about retracting them?...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 23, 12:30PM

Nothing like UG

Suggest you champagne socialists go and join corbyn et al on a one way ticket and live under a real socialist society in Russia. There you can live the socialist dream and really experience it first hand(you won't last long and you'll soon be begging to come back realising what its actually like), and with out getting sunk as Corbyn so successfully achieved five months ago with the fourth successive, worst election defeat losing -80 constituent MP's.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 23, 12:37pm by dbboy.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 23, 12:35PM

He never retracts either...separated at birth smiling smiley

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 01:10PM

"...champagne socialists..." UncleGlen used the same expression yesterday !
Is it supposed to mean that unless you are on the breadline / desperately poor you are not allowed to believe in things being done for the benefit of society ?

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 23, 01:43PM

I'm nothing like UG

Where does "everyone's equal but some are more equal that others" originate?
It that applies to both labour wanting a socialist state and the posh boy conservatives. You both want the same thing from different angles.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by seenbeen May 23, 05:28PM

Today's briefing - what a joke after the third media rep. asked the same question that had been asked and answered twice already I switched off with full admiration for Grant Shapps and Jenny Harries for keeping their cool. If these briefings have shown us one thing it is that REAL journalism is DEAD

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 05:53PM

Do you think perhaps the whole show is stage-managed, which is why there's little depth / originality to the questions asked (or that questions are vetted) ?

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 23, 06:09PM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> Today's briefing - what a joke after the third
> media rep. asked the same question that had been
> asked and answered twice already I switched off
> with full admiration for Grant Shapps and Jenny
> Harries for keeping their cool. If these briefings
> have shown us one thing it is that REAL journalism
> is DEAD

A shame you switched off, you would've heard Shapps saying Cummings stayed put. They are now gaslighting the country in real time...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by Blah Blah May 23, 07:04PM

The whole Cummings scandal is turning into a farce. He has to go but he won't. Johnson is standing by him. That pretty much sums up who is in power.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 08:38PM

Gaslighting the country - been underway a few months now with regard to Covid19, surely.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 23, 09:34PM

Indeed, and goes way back into the land that time forgot...Brexitania

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by dbboy May 23, 10:03PM

If you are so opposed to this government let me remind you again, five months ago the people of this country made a catergoric decision and elected the current administration by a land slide majority.

Labour got tranched and sent packing with their tail between their legs, your leader (if you can call him that) resigned and even Rebbeca Bailey or whatever her name was has vanished into the mists of time, supposedly being corbyns replacement, but wasn't.

You've got starmer who at least asks sensible questions. Perhaps we'll can now with an opposition we'll get better govt. But then I suppose you won't be happy till you get the red flag flying over no.10, but that ain't happening.

diable rouge Wrote:
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> Indeed, and goes way back into the land that time
> forgot...Brexitania

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by Blah Blah May 23, 10:36PM

dbboy - Your responses say more about you than they do about anyone else. Address the valid points being made. Resorting to silly playground sneers undermines any point you are trying to make.

If Labour were the government, they too would be scrutinised in exactly the same way.

Also acknowledge that a FPTP electoral system does not accurately reflect the way people vote. We would need a PR system for that. And under a PR system, you would in fact find that most people who voted (bear in mind a third of the electorate did not), voted for other parties and not the government. This is also precisely why both main parties have never supported any move to switch to PR. Why move away from an electoral system that delivers absolute power without the need for a majority of the electorate to vote for you? So offering any GE result as some kind of mandate for a majority of people is nonsense.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by Paulie herne hill May 23, 10:58PM

I dont even know why any One entertains D boy ? Either a troll or a crank , the issue is Johnson clearly unable to lead government at present and as for Cumming ? Are we supposed to suffer this fella basically just doing as he pleases? Its not on

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by KidKruger May 23, 11:35PM

So offering any GE result as some kind of mandate for a majority of people is nonsense.

As Gil Scott-Heron said,Mandate, my ass.

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 24, 11:00AM

If you're bored of the daily briefings, why not have a bet to see who's next to exercise their obfuscatorial qualities. Despite the short odds I'd rule out Shapps, he was on the morning shift and by lunchtime he'll be safely ensconced in his pied a terre slowing banging his head against a wall. So my money is on Jenrick...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYxbsIgXYAE7oR4?format=jpg&name=small

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 24, 04:12PM

And Johnson romps home at 25/1!...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by malumbu May 24, 05:56PM

You need shorter odds, as with these ones everyone is a winner! (which we aren't, sadly).

Alternatively open a book on excuses that will be given for Cummings. I think mine would be "sorry for Dom, but what you need to understand is he is a complete twot" (odds on) (others can probably put this in a more eloquent way)

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by seenbeen May 24, 06:40PM

KidKruger Wrote:
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> Do you think perhaps the whole show is
> stage-managed, which is why there's little depth /
> originality to the questions asked (or that
> questions are vetted) ?
I don't think it is stage managed - Boris headed off the DC situation but still EVERY journalist asked about it thereby wasting any useful questions (if they ever have any).

I live apart from my family and thought about what I would do if I was DC with a four year old child....I would have done the same thing. I did see a tweet from someone who said that if they had both got ill they could have put the child in the care of social services....
as if they haven't got enough to do

Any better suggestions? My daughter said they could have got an agency nanny in- (hopefully one that had already had the virus I suppose).....

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 24, 09:56PM

Johnson 'headed off the DC situation' by dodging questions, here's some of the 'useful' ones he swerved...

-What did PM know and when?
-Did DC stop en route?
-Did he go to Barnard Castle?
-How can "self isolation" possibly cohere with long-distance travel?
-Did his child receive childcare?
-How can it possibly be said that DC's actions "suppressed the virus"?

The ruse they've come up with to play the sympathy card is childcare, something he could've easily got in London where they have close family, and I'm sure even Cummings has a network of close neighbours/friends in London who would've taken the child in had they both become ill and incapacitated. Ditto help with shopping etc. His wife could've easily self-isolated in their house, e.g. stay in a bedroom, probably even have her own bathroom facilities judging by the size of the house, safely away from other family members. Far less risk than driving for 5 hours in a confined space subjecting Cummings and the child to Covid viral overload. These are all things the rest of us have been doing in order to adhere to the 'Stay Home' policy...

messageRe: Daily Covid 19 briefing
Posted by diable rouge May 24, 10:08PM

Take off your ''lifelong Tory'' blinkers Mr Been, even the Mail realises the PM was a disgrace...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYz78-3XsAsHWvT?format=jpg&name=small

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