2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Grumble » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:22 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:20 pm
Surely this is when he gets no confidenced? Unless parliament is stuffed with all-bark-no-bite wastemen.
It’s absolutely disgusting.

I expect a number of soft questions from Tory MPs, but are there no backbenchers who are allowed to ask about the matter at hand?

Are the Tory MPs who stand showing support for the PM? There aren’t many standing.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Opti » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:24 pm

f.ck, he is a piece of work.
Never mind, someone will get sacked. It's what he always does when he 'takes full responsibility'.
Time for a big fat one.

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by lpm » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:25 pm

Grumble wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:15 pm
I didn’t realise I was at a party.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by TopBadger » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:28 pm

Does work at No10 usually involve drinking instead of working? Could he not tell the difference? FFS.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Grumble » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:16 pm

TopBadger wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:28 pm
Does work at No10 usually involve drinking instead of working? Could he not tell the difference? FFS.
Of course he f.cking could. The lying bastard is lying through his lying teeth.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Trinucleus » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:51 pm

How unfortunate that Sunak got called away to an urgent visit in Devon, so couldn't be at the PMs side

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by FlammableFlower » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:30 pm

So the PM says there was a party, he just didn't realise...

*awaits the police investigation into all those Johnson has just thrown under the bus.*

Or are we going we going to see an amazing coincidence whereby all these people just happened to be in the same place at the same time and never saw the email invite?

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Gfamily » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:37 pm

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by headshot » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:38 pm

FlammableFlower wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:30 pm
So the PM says there was a party, he just didn't realise...

*awaits the police investigation into all those Johnson has just thrown under the bus.*

Or are we going we going to see an amazing coincidence whereby all these people just happened to be in the same place at the same time and never saw the email invite?
I think that's the point Chris Bryant made later on...
The worst of it is he’s already managed to completely destroy Allegra Stratton’s career, he’s tarnished the reputation of Lord Geidt, and now he’s making fools of every single MP who cheered him earlier, every single one who goes out on the radio and television to defend this shower of shenanigans.

Would it not be absolutely despicable if, in the search for a scapegoat, some junior member of staff ends up losing their job, but he kept his?

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jimbob » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm

IvanV wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:51 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:56 pm
I've always wanted to live in a massively corrupt oligarchy.
I'm sure there are plenty of opportunities for extended field trips to such places. Unfortunately someone recently did a study of the white-bearded helmetcrest. That would have been so fitting. But maybe you could still get funding for a field-trip to study the Rusty-flanked crake or White-faced whitestart.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by tom p » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:44 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:55 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:14 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:36 am
Ruth Davidson just stuck the boot in on BBC news.

Amazing that 100 or so people have had this email for 18 months and it's only just now being leaked.
The timings are working out quite well though - as it meant that the 'Christmas Party' could return a "I wasn't there, this was terrible, We shall investigate" response.
The 'Party on the Terrace' photo then led to a "no, no, this was just our way of working in a socially distanced manner" response

Then this. Busted

and the timing is great so that the outrage from each of the earlier incidents has allowed to subside, before coming back even stronger.
You know what would have been even better timing?

If the Met Police, who must have known what was going on, had actually done their jobs and arrested the lot of them last May.
I suspect that all those invited (and all those attending) actually work in #10 or one of the other buildings in Downing Street.
If I'm not mistaken, I think that many of them have adjoining internal doors, and so once you're in #12 or #11, you can get to #10 without ever seeing any plod.
Not that the babylon haven't been embarrassingly useless, just that I don't think they would necessarily have known what was going on beforehand

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by monkey » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:45 pm

Simon Hoare says it was a party for Johnson
As I understand it, and this is a third-hand understanding, this was a party organised to say, in the first instance, welcome back prime minister.

He had been in hospital, I think I’ve got the timeline right, and recuperating at Chequers.

It was also a way of saying thank you to Dominic Raab for holding the fort.

So whether the prime minister knew it was taking place or whether everybody just jumped out of the shrubbery and said ‘Surprise’, I don’t know.
(From the Guardian feed, what said "If Hoare is trying to be helpful, he is probably not succeeding")

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:52 pm

jimbob wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm
IvanV wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:51 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:56 pm
I've always wanted to live in a massively corrupt oligarchy.
I'm sure there are plenty of opportunities for extended field trips to such places. Unfortunately someone recently did a study of the white-bearded helmetcrest. That would have been so fitting. But maybe you could still get funding for a field-trip to study the Rusty-flanked crake or White-faced whitestart.
One of Dad's friends has been to the DPRK on work for the UN.

On its Ramsar assessment program.
DPRK have actually been quite cooperative on wetland conservation, including a nice joint agreement with t'other Korea and China to stop destroying the Yellow Sea.

I expect Venezuela would be more to my tastes though.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by JQH » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:57 pm

Grumble wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:15 pm
I didn’t realise I was at a party.

FFS.
It was either a very bad party or a very good one.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:00 pm

If you realise you're at a Downing Street party you weren't really there.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by FlammableFlower » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:03 pm

Oh look -> the 1922 committee are meeting this afternoon...

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Rich Scopie » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm

Attila the Stockbroker:

A POLITE LIBERAL RESPONSE

They had a Conservative Party
While people were gasping their last
And now it’s all out in the open
They’ll say it was all in the past
Their press will pretend to be outraged
Then revert to one theme: refugees.
Can’t we just put the whole lot on trial
And sack their pet editors? Please?

Do we want a banana republic
Run by toffs and their press baron friends
With a nonsense electoral system
Which serves only one party’s ends?
Corruption and pitiless power -
Opposition in sad disarray.
Time Scotland and Wales left us to it:
It was never their choice anyway.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:51 pm

A view from Toryville: my aunt reckons Angela Rayner has nice hair.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by nekomatic » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:12 pm

tom p wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:44 pm
I suspect that all those invited (and all those attending) actually work in #10 or one of the other buildings in Downing Street.
If I'm not mistaken, I think that many of them have adjoining internal doors, and so once you're in #12 or #11, you can get to #10 without ever seeing any plod.
Not that the babylon haven't been embarrassingly useless, just that I don't think they would necessarily have known what was going on beforehand
Some detail on that, from someone who claims to know
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by nekomatic » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:23 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:51 pm
A view from Toryville: my aunt reckons Angela Rayner has nice hair.
Well, if we're going to have opinions on politicians' hair, I can't say your aunt is entirely wrong.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:32 pm

nekomatic wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:23 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:51 pm
A view from Toryville: my aunt reckons Angela Rayner has nice hair.
Well, if we're going to have opinions on politicians' hair, I can't say your aunt is entirely wrong.
Yeah, I'm pretty jell.

Srsly wondering if I could pull off highlights.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:43 pm

Starmer was brilliant today at PMQs, fwiw. And it was strange to be pulled from every opposition party leader calling for Johnson's resignation into Tory MP questions about washing machines.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by tenchboy » Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:13 pm

headshot wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:38 pm
FlammableFlower wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:30 pm
So the PM says there was a party, he just didn't realise...

*awaits the police investigation into all those Johnson has just thrown under the bus.*

Or are we going we going to see an amazing coincidence whereby all these people just happened to be in the same place at the same time and never saw the email invite?
I think that's the point Chris Bryant made later on...
The worst of it is he’s already managed to completely destroy Allegra Stratton’s career, he’s tarnished the reputation of Lord Geidt, and now he’s making fools of every single MP who cheered him earlier, every single one who goes out on the radio and television to defend this shower of shenanigans.

Would it not be absolutely despicable if, in the search for a scapegoat, some junior member of staff ends up losing their job, but he kept his?
...and very elegantly he made it too watch until the end and compare Cuntface's despicable reply.

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