2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by TopBadger » Wed May 25, 2022 3:06 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 2:32 pm
Still amazed that fewer than 54 conservative MPs have a problem with this?
Then it seems there are only 54 Tory MP's - with the rest actually being the Johnson Party.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Rich Scopie » Wed May 25, 2022 3:10 pm

Little waster wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:21 pm
Stranger Mouse wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 10:51 am
Opinium are releasing some new new polling on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/opiniumresearch/sta ... gC9frkQWVA

In the report I note that it’s clearly stated that the late announcement of the Met criminal investigation meant that some events were not investigated properly by Sue Gray.
There's a certain level of baked-in insanity that we have got to the point where people are being seriously asked to look at pictures of parties and then decide whether the party is a party and which of the partying party-goers are partying at the party.

It's like the world's shittest Captcha*, f.ck knows what they are training the Google AI to do with this info?

*If I had the time and inclination I'd mock one up.
Quick and dirty...
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Little waster » Wed May 25, 2022 4:51 pm

Rich Scopie wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 3:10 pm
Little waster wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:21 pm
Stranger Mouse wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 10:51 am
Opinium are releasing some new new polling on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/opiniumresearch/sta ... gC9frkQWVA

In the report I note that it’s clearly stated that the late announcement of the Met criminal investigation meant that some events were not investigated properly by Sue Gray.
There's a certain level of baked-in insanity that we have got to the point where people are being seriously asked to look at pictures of parties and then decide whether the party is a party and which of the partying party-goers are partying at the party.

It's like the world's shittest Captcha*, f.ck knows what they are training the Google AI to do with this info?

*If I had the time and inclination I'd mock one up.
Quick and dirty...

mycaptcha.png
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by monkey » Wed May 25, 2022 5:29 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 2:32 pm
Still amazed that fewer than 54 conservative MPs have a problem with this, with the minorly tin-hat caveat that conservative party internal processes aren't transparent and seem to have little regard for due process/reality. Can we actually trust reports of how many letters have been sent?
No, they're all estimates, only the guy who has them knows.

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed May 25, 2022 5:45 pm

monkey wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 5:29 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 2:32 pm
Still amazed that fewer than 54 conservative MPs have a problem with this, with the minorly tin-hat caveat that conservative party internal processes aren't transparent and seem to have little regard for due process/reality. Can we actually trust reports of how many letters have been sent?
No, they're all estimates, only the guy who has them knows.
And can we trust his (implicit) report that N < 54 ?
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jdc » Wed May 25, 2022 8:14 pm

Tomorrow's Northern Echo front page looks alright and all https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FToODnoXsAA ... name=small

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Tessa K » Wed May 25, 2022 9:08 pm

jdc wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 8:14 pm
Tomorrow's Northern Echo front page looks alright and all https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FToODnoXsAA ... name=small
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jimbob » Wed May 25, 2022 9:13 pm

Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by veravista » Wed May 25, 2022 9:24 pm

Don't read the comments though.

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Stranger Mouse » Wed May 25, 2022 9:29 pm

jimbob wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:13 pm
in The Express.

Blimey
The Express are doing a poll

You know what to do

https://twitter.com/daily_express/statu ... 4mjkMyHnmA
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed May 25, 2022 9:55 pm

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jdc » Wed May 25, 2022 10:04 pm

veravista wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:24 pm
Don't read the comments though.
As someone off of Twitter once said, "Right now the Daily Mail represents the bonkers wing of the Tories, the Express the delusional wing..."

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Little waster » Wed May 25, 2022 11:37 pm

jimbob wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:13 pm
in The Express.

Blimey
TBF the gas-lighting f.ckers are also running other stories along the lines of "Ach-shully I think you'll find that Partygate has damaged Starmer more than Johnson" and "Starmer once had a pint that's obviously much worse than the highest echelons of the Government drunkenly squeezing steaming turds onto the still-warm corpse of Prince Philip" and "Contrite Johnson berates humiliated Starmer over his traitorous disloyalty and childish refusal to let plucky PM get on with the real job of fixing all the multiple intersecting crises that have mysteriously stricken the country since mid-2019".

As an aside if you can drag yourself away for the utterly dire content, the actual Express website is an unusable f.cking disaster zone as well. You'll get a migraine from shutting down all the persistent pop-ups and figuring out which links are adverts of fake misogynistic click-bait and which are the genuine Express articles ... of fake misogynistic click-bait, Local Moms won't believe No. 4.

I can't believe anybody would voluntarily put themselves through that regularly no matter how badly they are craving an echo-chamber to validate their delusions. I mean I broadly support the Independent's political stances but I can't bring myself to spend more than 5 minutes on its website for much the same reasons.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jdc » Thu May 26, 2022 1:30 am

Little waster wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 11:37 pm
I mean I broadly support the Independent's political stances but I can't bring myself to spend more than 5 minutes on its website.
I once tried disabling adblock to read an article on their website. Never again. Other sites seem to manage to serve ads without freezing my laptop, I'm not sure how the Independent manage to get it that badly wrong.

Express homepage doesn't seem to be focussing on partygate btw. It's Brexit, Royals, China, Royals, Royals making up the top five. Scrolling down gives me Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, Royals, and Jess Phillips calling for Boris to stay as she thinks he's an electoral liability. Then there's the Royal Family LIVE and something about how to remove limescale. Meanwhile, their most-read news articles in the UK are Travel chaos at Heathrow, Xi threatening to blow up Starlink satellites, Man who threw poisonous sausages at dogs, British holidaymaker stabbed, and something about a BA flight at Heathrow squawking 7700? So I guess the editor should be looking for something about a man stabbing sausage dogs at Heathrow instead of banging on about Brexit and Meghan.

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jimbob » Thu May 26, 2022 6:14 am

Stranger Mouse wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:29 pm
jimbob wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:13 pm
in The Express.

Blimey
Now at 33k votes 97.2% resign
The Express are doing a poll

You know what to do
https://twitter.com/daily_express/statu ... 4mjkMyHnmA
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Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Rich Scopie » Thu May 26, 2022 7:41 am

Little waster wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 4:51 pm
Rich Scopie wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 3:10 pm
Little waster wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 12:21 pm


There's a certain level of baked-in insanity that we have got to the point where people are being seriously asked to look at pictures of parties and then decide whether the party is a party and which of the partying party-goers are partying at the party.

It's like the world's shittest Captcha*, f.ck knows what they are training the Google AI to do with this info?

*If I had the time and inclination I'd mock one up.
Quick and dirty...

mycaptcha.png
:D
Thanks for the idea - it made the front page of B3TA, so I suggest we share the glory. :-)
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Little waster » Thu May 26, 2022 9:05 am

Rich Scopie wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 7:41 am
Little waster wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 4:51 pm
Rich Scopie wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 3:10 pm

Quick and dirty...

mycaptcha.png
:D
Thanks for the idea - it made the front page of B3TA, so I suggest we share the glory. :-)
Excellent! And to think my parole officers all said I would never amount to anything.

I imagine a lot of the Met's "finest" are currently sat at their computers swearing in frustration at their continuing inability to pass the test. ;)
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Tessa K » Thu May 26, 2022 9:54 am

Listen to the lyrics

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Ben B » Thu May 26, 2022 1:40 pm

Private Eye nails it. *
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* Not really, but good work whoever did it.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jdc » Thu May 26, 2022 6:47 pm

The people are revolting:
https://twitter.com/Nadine_Writes/status/1529808903483039746 wrote:
NEW: Security guards and cleaners, who work across Whitehall, are planning to protest against the government's "culture of disrespect" towards low paid workers. As referenced in Sue Gray's report. It'll happen tomorrow from 5.30pm outside the gates of Downing Street.
https://twitter.com/UVWunion/status/1529836860230582274 wrote:
While government officials and staff were eating pizza, drinking Prosecco and making a mess, an army of invisible workers had no choice but to risk their lives and clean!

We call on all low paid and precarious workers to TELL THE Government to clean up their own mess!
[Spotted this in the replies: "Good. Although at that time on a Friday presumably Number 10 will be too pissed to notice."]

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Woodchopper » Fri May 27, 2022 2:19 pm

Just days after Sue Gray’s report slammed No10’s leadership for the “culture” that led to Partygate, the Prime Minister issued a new version of the rules for ministers - allowing ministers to break the rules without resigning.

And he dismissed calls from his ethics advisor Lord Geidt, who had asked for the power to launch investigations into behaviour independently in the wake of the Downing Street flat row.

In his introduction to the previous edition of the ministerial code, the Prime Minister said ministers must "uphold the very highest standards of propriety" - words that have been removed from the revamped edition.

The new introduction says the code should "guide my ministers on how they should act and arrange their affairs".

And the foreword no longer explicitly mentions the seven Nolan principles of public life - integrity, objectivity, accountability, transparency, honesty and leadership in the public interest.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... s-27083430

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Ben B » Fri May 27, 2022 2:47 pm

Nothing demonstrates his humbleness and that he's taking full responsibility like trashing the ministerial code.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Tessa K » Fri May 27, 2022 2:49 pm

Ben B wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 2:47 pm
Nothing demonstrates his humbleness and that he's taking full responsibility like trashing the ministerial code.
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