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PMQs will be extra-interesting this week. Johnson must be crapping himself already. Will he have a sudden COVID-19 "relapse" do you think? :lol:
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slinger wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:41 pm
A sample from my Twitter feed today:

Matt Hancock
I know how ill coronavirus makes you. It was entirely right for Dom Cummings to find childcare for his toddler, when both he and his wife were getting ill.


Michael Gove
Caring for your wife and child is not a crime


Rishi Sunak
Taking care of your wife and young child is justifiable and reasonable, trying to score political points over it isn’t.


Robert Halfon MP -Working Hard for Harlow-
Ill couple drive 260+ miles to ensure that their small child can be looked after properly. In some quarters this is regarded as crime of the century. Is this really the kind of country we are?


Dominic Raab
It’s reasonable and fair to ask for an explanation on this. And it has been provided: two parents with Coronavirus, were anxiously taking care of their young child. Those now seeking to politicise it should take a long hard look in the mirror.
The wagons have been circled. It's we who are the villains for picking on poor, sick, little Dom, and the spawn of satan his child.

Next questions: Will Johnson have the balls to appear at today's briefing, or will he be in a fridge somewhere, and will whoever takes the briefing read out a statement (government investigating, can't comment at this time, blah-blah-blah) and then refuse to answer questions?

p.s. There was a tweet from BBC TV journalist Victoria Derbyshire disagreeing with Dominic Raab in particular. Raab took the time out from his busy schedule to block her on Twitter.
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slinger wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:13 pm
PMQs will be extra-interesting this week. Johnson must be crapping himself already. Will he have a sudden COVID-19 "relapse" do you think? :lol:
He will be lying to Parliament if he says the police did not speak to the owners of the property in Durham, if he turns up. :lol:
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They remind me of the name of one of the minor league short lived punk groups formed in London in 1977.
The name of the group was The Snivelling Shits. :lol: :lol:
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SteveTheShadow wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:47 pm
They remind me of the name of one of the minor league short lived punk groups formed in London in 1977.
The name of the group was The Snivelling Shits. :lol: :lol:
I remember'em well. Steve Lillywhite's mob if I recall, and various Hot Rods too.
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Things just got even more interesting. :mrgreen:
Dominic Cummings ignored coronavirus lockdown rules for a second time to visit his parents more than 250 miles away, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.

Boris Johnson’s top aide was spotted with his wife in Houghall Woods near the family’s Durham home two weeks after the first sighting.

Fellow walkers said they were taken aback to see the Prime Minister’s senior official so far from London at the height of the lockdown on April 19.

A neighbour, who was out for a walk at the famous local beauty spot, claimed Mr Cummings commented as he passed by: “Aren’t the bluebells lovely?”

The PM’s advisor had been photographed in Downing Street two days earlier after he returned to work from his own brush with the deadly virus. He was pictured there again the following day.

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More detail from the Grauniad.
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slinger wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:13 pm
PMQs will be extra-interesting this week. Johnson must be crapping himself already. Will he have a sudden COVID-19 "relapse" do you think? :lol:
Bollox. I've just been reminded that they're on bloody holiday for two weeks, so the next PMQs is, theoretically, June 3rd.
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slinger wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Things just got even more interesting. :mrgreen:
Dominic Cummings ignored coronavirus lockdown rules for a second time to visit his parents more than 250 miles away, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.

Boris Johnson’s top aide was spotted with his wife in Houghall Woods near the family’s Durham home two weeks after the first sighting.

Fellow walkers said they were taken aback to see the Prime Minister’s senior official so far from London at the height of the lockdown on April 19.

A neighbour, who was out for a walk at the famous local beauty spot, claimed Mr Cummings commented as he passed by: “Aren’t the bluebells lovely?”

The PM’s advisor had been photographed in Downing Street two days earlier after he returned to work from his own brush with the deadly virus. He was pictured there again the following day.

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More detail from the Grauniad.
I didn't think the cabinet could have been so supportive after the initial revelation. Surely if true, this second revelation is (even more) indefensible.
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

It just gets better and better. Pippa Crerar, the Mirror journalist who broke the original story, and then the follow up has just posted this:

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Which totally contradicts the Conservative line (or lie) that “at no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter.”
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He's petulant and entitled, isn't he?
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