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IndoMike

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Some of the takes on here re. beergate and partygate respectively are so one eyed it’s getting embarrassing and maybe even bordering on the ridiculous.
Haha. Bill and Ben still desperately trying to swim against the tide. You gotta laugh. What was the name of those 2 blokes up in the boxes in the Muppets?
I guess they just haven't noticed the reams and reams of press coverage of Johnson's disrespectful behaviour to the people of the UK. Even the Daily Bile
weakened for a moment a few weeks ago, but then got a kick up their arse by their Tory owner.
The Tory pantomime continues. Johnson is a bit weird though. Doesn't he realise that we all know that whatever he spouts is garbage. Delusional, like his fan club.
Not long now, guys. Raab for PM ! :ROFLMAO:
 

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In what way are the Met supposedly acting incompetently Al?
I'd have thought it reasonably obvious... the PM wasn't fined for being at event fo which other attendees received a FPN.

Of course, the PM will have had the benefit of some of the best legal advice available before filling in his questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police, while mere civil servants won't have had.

Only today, some of those who were at the event, and did receive FPNs, have told the media Johnson's version of events doesn't tally with theirs. However, in the absence of any other explanation, it would appear the Met has taken everything the PM – a serial liar lest we forget – at face value.

No matter, there are, apparently, more compromising photos to follow, so, ultimately, he's only digging himself an even bigger hole.
 

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Something I read in the paper about Covid breaking "gatherings" where there are pictures of the P.M. in attendance that the Met hasn't investigated. If true seems a bit rum to me and questions to be answered.
Cheers.
I’ve not heard about that issue in particular, a lot of folks are perturbed about the gathering pictured yesterday where despite some attendees getting pinged with FPN’s, the PM wasn’t. As I referenced earlier it looks like BJ was spared because the Met accepted that his attendance was brief and then he went back to work, ie the Starmer defence. This hasn’t stopped the Met being pressured again to explain itself of course, the usual suspects of Sadiq Khan et al. 🙄
 

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I'd have thought it reasonably obvious... the PM wasn't fined for being at event fo which other attendees received a FPN.

Of course, the PM will have had the benefit of some of the best legal advice available before filling in his questionnaire from the Metropolitan Police, while mere civil servants won't have had.

Only today, some of those who were at the event, and did receive FPNs, have told the media Johnson's version of events doesn't tally with theirs. However, in the absence of any other explanation, it would appear the Met has taken everything the PM – a serial liar lest we forget – at face value.

No matter, there are, apparently, more compromising photos to follow, so, ultimately, he's only digging himself an even bigger hole.
The Met were never interested egg (and probably still aren’t) and until it became a political hot potato of course they were happy to let it slide. The same applies to Durham constabulary BTW.
 

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Cheers.
I’ve not heard about that issue in particular, a lot of folks are perturbed about the gathering pictured yesterday where despite some attendees getting pinged with FPN’s, the PM wasn’t. As I referenced earlier it looks like BJ was spared because the Met accepted that his attendance was brief and then he went back to work, ie the Starmer defence. This hasn’t stopped the Met being pressured again to explain itself of course, the usual suspects of Sadiq Khan et al. 🙄
The PM clearly walked in on a party. Instead of thinking "This is against the rules I've set and made law myself, I'll put an end to it" he nobbles about, has a chat, raises a glass and goes about his day. This is the best case scenario for him, I have no idea whether or not that is what happened. Whilst I appreciate you're not at all interested in this, most people want honesty, integrity and transparency at the heart of Government. For that reason alone the PM (whoever they are) will be scrutinised more than anyone.
 

Suzi & The Banned Cheese

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Cheers.
I’ve not heard about that issue in particular, a lot of folks are perturbed about the gathering pictured yesterday where despite some attendees getting pinged with FPN’s, the PM wasn’t. As I referenced earlier it looks like BJ was spared because the Met accepted that his attendance was brief and then he went back to work, ie the Starmer defence. This hasn’t stopped the Met being pressured again to explain itself of course, the usual suspects of Sadiq Khan et al. 🙄
Whatever your position of the political spectrum, you have to say that Starmer has come of this infinitely better than Johnson. Starmer has stated that he will resign if fined. Whereas Boris has ignored his fine and repeatedly lied to parliament and the country.
He is not doing himself , the Country or the Conservatives any favours ...
 
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