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elginCity

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The problem is that even if cronyism played a big part in the handing out of untendered contracts, Johnson, Hancock et al will simply deny that friends or sponsors were favoured and that's the end of the story. They will say that the situation was urgent so they gave contracts to those they knew and could rely on in the interest of the nation. That's bs of course ......
Hancock has already said as much, indo. What is left unsaid is that at the beginning of these 'unprecedented times' the emails/telephone calls from bona fide UK PPE suppliers went unanswered, or ignored, whilst the call went out to pals, party donors etc. to those with no industry knowledge whatsoever. The untendered 'fast track VIP' route to riches.

Mr Dechan has bought a £250,000 holiday home in Cornwall and a £50,000 house for his parents in Exeter to add to his £1.5 million, grade II listed property in the Cotswolds.

£50k house in Exeter ? Bloody nora, unlikely to be Old Rydon Lane.
 

arthur

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No.
I’m suggesting that all too often a quite innocent vote for Brexit or indeed sometimes for just having the temerity to vote Tory, illicit’s a response from those on the left to the effect that these people are gammons, thick, racist and xenophobic for voting that particular way. You do get that some cries of racism and the rest are made maliciously Mike? In fact its become a favourite tactic of those on the British left, hence why in part Labour is struggling.
Here we go again. Let's construct an alternative reality and say how dreadful it is. Pack it in why don't you...
 

elginCity

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Not good enough Tavy. Where have I indicated I'm waiting for it all to go wrong and say "I told you so?"
While you've been away, art, Tavares has been repeatedly 'labouring' the same jibe, like a one-trick pony! :LOL:

.....You’re right Elgy, Martin has indeed called on both sides too cool it, although this BBC story suggests a specific worry about the “Big beasts of the EU”. The only desperation I see is from you and others desperate for your ‘I told you so’ moment.....
.....it speaks to Labour’s attitude on Leave voters that they are still wanting to have their “told you so” moment at their expense. ........
DB.....
Your argument seems to be akin to southern Labour MP’s, lets hope Brexit is a disaster so we can point at the Northerners and have our “told you so” moment at the next election.
.......
 

angelic upstart

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No.
I’m suggesting that all too often a quite innocent vote for Brexit or indeed sometimes for just having the temerity to vote Tory, illicit’s a response from those on the left to the effect that these people are gammons, thick, racist and xenophobic for voting that particular way. You do get that some cries of racism and the rest are made maliciously Mike? In fact its become a favourite tactic of those on the British left, hence why in part Labour is struggling.
It's endemic on social media, and I find it embarrassing to read. Oddly, the right need this loud, rambunctious little posse as they tend to also shout loudest for the issues that the average person on the street doesn't give a **** about and they can just call everything "the left" even though it's only a tiny part of it. Tiresome stuff for the ordinary moderate.
 

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Forgive my butting in but I would concur it is has been a regular refrain from many in the devout remain corner, that those who voted for Brexit were (are) universally thick and stupid.

I am not for a moment saying that is a view shared or promoted by anyone on here but it is a common approach that I see in wider comments on Brexit, whether it be on social media or in the comments sections on newspaper websites.
 

Mr Jinx

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How? He's sat and sniped from the sidelines and that's about it. He's a famous version of everyone on this thread, but probably more hypocritical.
Who then has had more influential pray tell? Tony Blair probably. Other than that, I can't think of one.
 
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