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Re: UK News

Post by tamada » June 17, 2020, 9:00 am

The video takes too long to NOT name anybody, just a couple of companies.

Wasn't there much fuss about the government appointing someone with the sole task of monitoring and approving the end-to-end PPE acquisitions program? Some nameless junior minister that had to report to Hancock? This was around the time of the Turkish PPE fiasco where the RAF flew through the night to deliver 1 pallet of ultimately sub-standard kit.



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Re: UK News

Post by mech_401 » June 17, 2020, 1:05 pm

when is that ghastly statue of churchill coming
down? starved millions in bengal famine then later
gulags in kenya , imprisoned,tortured nearly the
whole country ( incl obama's dad for two yrs)

not surprised barack sent bust of churchill in oval
office back to england. talk about a faux-pas

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Re: UK News

Post by mech_401 » June 17, 2020, 1:15 pm

gosh tam , nicola sturgeon , scottish pm appears
to have cancelled all racism protests. after minor
skirmishes in glasgow. bit of authoritarian regime

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Re: UK News

Post by dunroaming » June 17, 2020, 2:23 pm

mech_401 wrote:
June 17, 2020, 1:15 pm
gosh tam , nicola sturgeon , scottish pm appears
to have cancelled all racism protests. after minor
skirmishes in glasgow. bit of authoritarian regime
She's not a PM

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Re: UK News

Post by mech_401 » June 17, 2020, 8:39 pm

1st minister then , leader of scottish gov't
has cancelled all BLM protests. how sporting

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Re: UK News

Post by Sateeb » June 18, 2020, 12:40 am

Had an accident at work that wasn't your fault?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53082877
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Re: UK News

Post by Sateeb » June 18, 2020, 5:20 am

"Matt, why do you call me Daniel?"

https://talksport.com/football/717925/m ... ree-meals/

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Post by tamada » June 18, 2020, 9:39 am

mech_401 wrote:
June 17, 2020, 1:15 pm
gosh tam , nicola sturgeon , scottish pm appears
to have cancelled all racism protests. after minor
skirmishes in glasgow. bit of authoritarian regime
gosh mech , i don't know what to think now...

Sturgeon condemns ‘utterly shameful’ violence after rival protesters clash in Glasgow

"Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has decried violent protests as “utterly shameful” after police in Glasgow worked to avert a clash between two rival groups in the city’s George Square.

Hundreds of people affiliated with loyalist organisations arrived at the square under the statue of Metropolitan Police founder Robert Peel after protestors called for the monument’s removal.

Despite the original protest - organised by the Glasgow Youth Art Collective - over the statue being called off, police were forced to put themselves between those who had gathered in the square and a small group with unknown affiliations as the two sides lobbed projectiles at one another.

Officers have said the second group, who were forced back up North Hanover Street and away from the square by officers, are not believed to be connected to Black Lives Matter protestors who have demonstrated across the UK since the death of black American George Floyd in Minneapolis."


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 65751.html

AFAIK, she hasn't banned anything. Meanwhile, in other real news...

Protests BANNED: Gatherings of more than six people now ILLEGAL - London must act

"A NEW law has been introduced banning mass gatherings in London as the country continues to battle against COVID-19. After the capital saw outbreaks of riots over the weekend, MPs have unanimously approved the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2020. This new law bans mass gatherings in London in a fight to stop the spread of the deadly virus."

That's English parliamentarians going head-to-head with Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Met.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12963 ... oronavirus

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Re: UK News

Post by mech_401 » June 18, 2020, 10:35 am

it sounds like utter chaos . if 50 odd footy hooligans can take over a city block, they need
to call in home guard or whatever they are

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Post by tamada » June 18, 2020, 3:01 pm

mech_401 wrote:
June 18, 2020, 10:35 am
it sounds like utter chaos . if 50 odd footy hooligans can take over a city block, they need
to call in home guard or whatever they are
No National Guard needed in the good old UK, mech. That camouflaged buffer to freedom of expression is an entirely American construct as are city 'blocks'.

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Re: UK News

Post by samster » June 19, 2020, 12:46 am

From a BBC report of today's briefing by Matt Hancock with reference to priority for future vaccines

"He adds that the government will continue to take into account those who are most vulnerable including those from BAME backgrounds"

As a fairly balanced person when it comes to politics, I find this example of reverse racism abhorrent. Hopefully just a sound bite but, a ridiculous statement.

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Post by tamada » June 19, 2020, 10:02 am

^ You have to take into consideration who spoke these words. I remember back in the good old days listening to "Hancock's Half Hour" on the old steam radio and having a jolly good wheeze.

In the current vogue of governmental cluelessness, did you know that the UK's current Foreign Secretary PUBLICLY thought that 'Taking the Knee' came from the Game of Thrones movie franchise?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... ing-a-knee

That's right up there with Donny John's blissful ignorance about Juneteenth.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ay-meaning

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Re: UK News

Post by mech_401 » June 19, 2020, 11:47 am

ah yes , we have police riot horses charging crowd
to disperse them outside 10 downing st. as protestors chant " boris is a racist" ho-hum , yawn
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Re: UK News

Post by samster » June 19, 2020, 2:24 pm

This should have all the "friends of Dorothy" who prefer sticking their heads between other mens buttocks in a lather. Even sensible chaps like me who prefer the round ball are outraged.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53096584

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Re: UK News

Post by stattointhailand » June 19, 2020, 2:36 pm

London planning dept are considering putting a roundabout at the end of Downing Street to save Bojo & his band of merry morons needing to do so many "U Turns"

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Re: UK News

Post by tinpeeba » June 19, 2020, 4:37 pm

What part of "you got the job you always wanted" has Johnson misunderstood?
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Re: UK News

Post by tinpeeba » June 19, 2020, 8:04 pm

corona app fiasco.jpg

Why the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app failed
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nhs-tra ... -google-uk

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Re: UK News

Post by tamada » June 19, 2020, 9:10 pm

samster wrote:
June 19, 2020, 2:24 pm
This should have all the "friends of Dorothy" who prefer sticking their heads between other mens buttocks in a lather. Even sensible chaps like me who prefer the round ball are outraged.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53096584
Good grief! If they ban that, what will thousands of hash house harriers sing at the end of the circle?

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Re: UK News

Post by stattointhailand » June 19, 2020, 10:05 pm

Bojo only knows the first two lies of "swing low" and wonders what the fuss is about

DJT doesnt know if Finland is in Russia

wonder what they actually teach in these posh schools?

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Re: UK News

Post by mech_401 » June 22, 2020, 8:42 am

terrorism in a park outside london ( reading) as
a libyan man stabs multiple victims in neck, killing
3 injuring several. bring back stop&search please

boris claims many new police hires on way, less
police doesn't stop all the knife attacks

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