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Even if you hate Cummings ...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Learning, May 26, 2021.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    would you like his comments about Boris and Handcock*?
    Would you like his comments about Senior Civil Servants?
    Should Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunnak be embarrassed by his positive endorsements?
    Even the Carrie Symonds was thought worthy of comment.

    *Not a spelling mistake;)
     
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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I watched most of the proceedings. He came across quite well and believable TBH. Yes, there may well be revenge motives, extremely clear he did not like Hancock, but even if not all 100% true, I dare say most will be (or have a large element of) true.
     
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  3. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I missed only a few minutes when the BBC Parliament channel switched to the House before I thought to switch to the BBC news channel.
    I thought that his own apologies were very carefully calibrated. I thought that his body language very interesting. Often being open but also often slightly covering his mouth.
    He handled a long grilling by a relay of interrogators brilliantly.
    I wonder how well Hancock will do in two week's time.
     
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Not as well but infinitely better than Boris.
     
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, but will we have 7 hours of the mantra save the NHS?
     
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  6. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    You mean - "Save the NHS do not under any circumstances vote Tory"?
     
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  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Would Corbyn have done any better? I think not.
     
  8. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    He's still a sniveling sh*tbag......

    When the going gets tough he's just the kind of bloke you want by your side in the trenches.... :(:(
     
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  9. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I anticipate a book or newspaper deal for which all this will provide great free publicity, but am impressed by his use of the 'lions led by donkeys' (which I believe dates from World War 1) even though he was a close advisor to the chief donkey.

    Everybody is blaming somebody else, which is to be expected.
     
  10. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    At least he wouldn't be selling it off to benefit his chums.

    S
     
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  11. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    I am not sure I believe him or his sincerity...but he was well prepared, had documents to back his tale and named other witneses. Boris on the other hand said wibble, wibble, bluster vaccines.

    Graeme
     
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  12. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Of course he would. Not just Corbyn... anyone would. There are single cell amoebae who could put up a more convincing performance than Johnson - on any subject you care to name.

    Johnson is easily the least-capable PM in the past fifty years - and that is despite that fact that there have been some serious bloody duffers during that period.
     
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  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    It will all end in tears...
     
  14. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Or was it "tiers"? ;)
     
  15. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    If this hearing had happened four weeks ago would it have made any difference to the election results...
     
  16. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Well spotted that man
     
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  17. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Errrr, no. Sadly, we're stuck in some sort of weird Groundhog Day, in which the Tories are endlessly re-elected - regardless of their all-too-evident corruption, and extraordinary incompetence. :( :mad:
     
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  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Indeed. The enemy of my enemy...

    ...is still a sh*t ;)
     
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  19. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    It seems Cummings only job is to have opinions about things and share them.
    And expect over people to put them into practice.

    If they had no Plans and did the wrong things, it seems he was to blame.
    He was the ideas man.

    He is not a man I would ever want standing behind me.
     
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  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think he's a man to seriously think about the bigger picture, not the immediate knee-jerk reaction. An ability to think in a systematic way, to see the connections, influences, outcomes (possible) to actions is a rare talent, it seems. I think he is just too intelligent for BJ or others to understand.
     
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