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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by headshot » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:41 pm

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They have now
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Trinucleus » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:01 pm

The current CEO of Sheffield Council was at the Christmas party when she worked at No 10 in 2020. Can't expect the head of the Covid Task Force to know what the rules were.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-60001927

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Stephanie » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:58 pm

Apparently Operation Save Big Dog is afoot

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 93433.html
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Little waster » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:23 pm

Stephanie wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:58 pm
Apparently Operation Save Big Dog is afoot

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 93433.html
Dubbed “Operation Save Big Dog” by the prime minister himself, the blueprint includes a drive to work out which heads should roll following the publication of senior official Sue Gray’s findings, as well as highlighting the prime minister’s achievements according to sources.
That'll explain the shipments of boxes of very thick Sharpies and sheets of tiny, tiny postage stamps seen being delivered to No. 10 earlier today.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Cardinal Fang » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:11 pm

According to the Scum, Express and Torygraph, Starmer was photographed drinking a beer whilst holding a meeting at a constituency office with a small number of election workers during last year's local elections

According to them that is far, far, far worse that the Conservatives holding multiple large parties over a long period of time with a lot more booze even though they were the ones that actually made the rules in the first place because... reasons

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by monkey » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:28 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:11 pm
According to the Scum, Express and Torygraph, Starmer was photographed drinking a beer whilst holding a meeting at a constituency office with a small number of election workers during last year's local elections

According to them that is far, far, far worse that the Conservatives holding multiple large parties over a long period of time with a lot more booze even though they were the ones that actually made the rules in the first place because... reasons

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Post by dyqik » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:30 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:11 pm
According to the Scum, Express and Torygraph, Starmer was photographed drinking a beer whilst holding a meeting at a constituency office with a small number of election workers during last year's local elections

According to them that is far, far, far worse that the Conservatives holding multiple large parties over a long period of time with a lot more booze even though they were the ones that actually made the rules in the first place because... reasons

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Yebbut at least one of those parties was for current Sun editorial staff...

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Trinucleus » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:34 pm

Stephanie wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:58 pm
Apparently Operation Save Big Dog is afoot

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 93433.html
In which case, I would imagine senior number 10 personnel will be planning Operation Get the F*cker

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by monkey » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:35 pm

They also seem to forget that small gatherings were allowed at the time.


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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Stranger Mouse » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:07 pm

f.cking Hell. Pippa Crerar strikes again. Wine Time Fridays scheduled 4pm - 7pm every Friday in electronic calendars

https://twitter.com/pippacrerar/status/ ... 42825?s=21
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Bird on a Fire » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:43 am

Now I understand why this story is only leaking now. If it had come out during lockdown folks would've burned the country to the ground.

Wine Fridays? Posh w.nker territory at the best of times, but right through the f.cking pandemic? With a f.cking 34-bottle wine fridge? I've never laughed harder at a photo of a fridge being delivered.

Also explains why the Met are so coy. There's no way they didn't know weekly pissups were occurring. They are complicit, ignoring this sh.t while harassing kids in parks.

Operation "Save Big Dog by sacrificing some hapless underlings" won't be enough: this pooch is screwed.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Millennie Al » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:52 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:43 am
Wine Fridays? Posh w.nker territory at the best of times, but right through the f.cking pandemic? With a f.cking 34-bottle wine fridge? I've never laughed harder at a photo of a fridge being delivered.

Also explains why the Met are so coy. There's no way they didn't know weekly pissups were occurring.
But they can say that they thought the fridge was for Boris to hide in. They had no idea it was for partying.

And on a more practical note, there was nothing in the rules which precluded staff drinking wine or other chilled drinks while working, not preventing them having virtual parties with each person participating over video.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Millennie Al » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:54 am

Woodchopper wrote:
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Apparently bags don't get searched: https://twitter.com/Sean_Kemp/status/14 ... 8879930373
Oh ok. That’s a surprising lack of security.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by shpalman » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:53 am

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Post by shpalman » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:00 pm

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jimbob » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:54 pm

Here or next tory leader thread...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 93433.html
Boris Johnson is drawing up a list of officials to offer resignations over Partygate in a bid to salvage his premiership, The Independent has learned.

Dubbed “Operation Save Big Dog” by the prime minister himself, the blueprint includes a drive to work out which heads should roll following the publication of senior official Sue Gray’s findings, as well as highlighting the prime minister’s achievements, according to sources. Officials have also started using the code name, The Independent understands
As an aside, I hate the Independent's website, but they did break the story.

"Operation Save Big Dog"?

It does mean that Johnson is admitting to himself at least that he's vulnerable. And his "blame the underlings (as Chris Bryant suggested would be a really bad look) is not likely to inspire loyalty to him.

Regardless of what happens, I guess we'll see far more anonymous briefings against him
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Stranger Mouse » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:59 pm

jimbob wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:54 pm
Here or next tory leader thread...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 93433.html
Boris Johnson is drawing up a list of officials to offer resignations over Partygate in a bid to salvage his premiership, The Independent has learned.

Dubbed “Operation Save Big Dog” by the prime minister himself, the blueprint includes a drive to work out which heads should roll following the publication of senior official Sue Gray’s findings, as well as highlighting the prime minister’s achievements, according to sources. Officials have also started using the code name, The Independent understands
As an aside, I hate the Independent's website, but they did break the story.

"Operation Save Big Dog"?

It does mean that Johnson is admitting to himself at least that he's vulnerable. And his "blame the underlings (as Chris Bryant suggested would be a really bad look) is not likely to inspire loyalty to him.

Regardless of what happens, I guess we'll see far more anonymous briefings against him
I think it’s a bit far fetched that he calls himself Big Dog but then again maybe I shouldn’t be so cynical
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Grumble » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:02 pm

Little bitch seems more appropriate
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by TopBadger » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:41 pm

Apparently more than 50% on conservative home think he should resign...

Boris and supporters keep saying to wait for the report, but I can't see how even a moderately accurate report can save him. He must be hoping for the anger to subside enough to brush off the findings or deflect blame, yet more bad news keeps coming for him. If the report is a fabrication of the events that will just look worse.

Still, I don't expect him to do anything other than cling onto No10 as a barnacle clings to a hull.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Little waster » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:59 pm

TopBadger wrote:
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I can't see how even a moderately accurate report can save him.
Therein lies the rub.

If it is anything like "wallpapergate" the report will be an exercise in gaslighting.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by jdc » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:00 pm

TopBadger wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:41 pm
Apparently more than 50% on conservative home think he should resign...

Boris and supporters keep saying to wait for the report, but I can't see how even a moderately accurate report can save him. He must be hoping for the anger to subside enough to brush off the findings or deflect blame, yet more bad news keeps coming for him. If the report is a fabrication of the events that will just look worse.

Still, I don't expect him to do anything other than cling onto No10 as a barnacle clings to a hull.
Seen the comments from David Allen Green (and others) about what Sue Grey can and can't do?

https://twitter.com/davidallengreen/sta ... 28/photo/1

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Tories already leaking the results of the report: https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics ... -findings/
Wendy Chamberlain raised concerns in the Commons today about a report in The Times that Ms Gray's investigation would not conclude Boris Johnson had breached the ministerial code, nor would it find sufficient evidence of criminality to refer the issue to the police.

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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Gfamily » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:04 pm

Little waster wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:59 pm
TopBadger wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:41 pm
I can't see how even a moderately accurate report can save him.
Therein lies the rub.

If it is anything like "wallpapergate" the report will be an exercise in gaslighting.
There are problems with the way the 'inquiry' has been established - this is not an accident I'm sure.

David Allen Green has blogged about it
Part of the problem
https://davidallengreen.com/2022/01/som ... stigation/
More analysis of the problem
https://davidallengreen.com/2022/01/a-c ... igation-2/

I hope that enough people will see through the obvious problems if it is used to exonerate the PM.
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Re: 2020 No. 10 Christmas Party!

Post by Nickynockynoonoo » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:42 pm

Carrie Antoinette is on front page of the Sunday Telegraph. Photo of her very close to friend and not adhering to guidelines. Tut tut.

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