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6 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

You don't think that cronyism hasn't got worse with this particular government? 

It certainly has with the "we can't go through the normal procurement procedures because of covid" get your mates to bid for contracts thing. Even if there isn't time to go through the full normal procedures there has been plenty of time to set up some sort of fast track limited checks procedure so it's not completely snouts in the trough for Tory MPs'/Lords' mates.

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44 minutes ago, altus said:

The issue isn't that he went for a bike ride rather than exercised in his garden. It's that he went so far away when there were much closer and arguably more suitable places to exercise. Here is a map centred on Downing Street with a marker on the Olympic Park. Note all the parks far, far close to Downing Street.

There is an issue of security where it is safe for the Prime Minister to go for a bike ride.  Common sense tells me terrorists also have access to maps which show how close parks are to Downing Street.  The petty political point scoring about Boris Johnson's bike ride is embarrassing.  

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1 minute ago, West 77 said:

There is an issue of security where it is safe for the Prime Minister to go for a bike ride.  Common sense tells me terrorists also have access to maps which show how close parks are to Downing Street.  The petty political point scoring about Boris Johnson's bike ride is embarrassing.  

The Olympic Park is just as much a public place. The logical conclusion of your argument is that senior government figures shouldn't exercise in public at all.

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1 hour ago, altus said:

The issue isn't that he went for a bike ride rather than exercised in his garden. It's that he went so far away when there were much closer and arguably more suitable places to exercise. Here is a map centred on Downing Street with a marker on the Olympic Park. Note all the parks far, far close to Downing Street.

So what's going on ?

 

Is BoJo meeting his mistress over at the Olympic Park?

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1 minute ago, The Joker said:

So what's going on ?

 

Is BoJo meeting his mistress over at the Olympic Park?

Maybe he was bored of cycling in the local parks and wanted a change of scenery.

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Just now, The Joker said:

So what's going on ?

 

Is BoJo meeting his mistress over at the Olympic Park?

I’d not thought of that but it wouldn’t surprise me if he had a bit on the side. I think cycling should be encouraged though,  especially amongst those of a wider girth and with a propensity for laziness like Johnson.

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6 hours ago, Mister M said:

Trident & HS2 hasn't got anything to do with cronyism, as far as I'm aware.

Who said it had? If you read again what I have put you will see that I was stating that wasting taxpayers money is not something that has suddenly happened because we have a Conservative government.

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16 hours ago, Mister Gee said:

Each and every time someone mentions outsourcing, privatization, PFI, internal markets and the need to involve private expertize to "fix" wasteful government they should be shown that picture.

Jack Monroe on Twitter: "NATIONAL FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHER SCHEME IS COMING BACK NEXT WEEK! We did it!!! THANKYOU!!!! I’m crying into the cat 🐈 Christ I need some sleep" / Twitter

 

The money would be better than vouchers, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

Edited by Mister M

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The cronyism in this government is awful. Take Dido Harding:

 

"Ms Harding, you headed up the Test and Trace programme that we spent £22bn of other people's money on, and which was highly ineffective, what do you think you would bring as the head of the National Institute of Health Protection?"

 

"Well, I'm friends with David Cameron"

 

"Excellent, well I think that covers it, although I do slightly worry what the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion will think of it"

 

"Oh, don't worry about that, he's my husband"

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47 minutes ago, Delbow said:

The cronyism in this government is awful. Take Dido Harding:

 

"Ms Harding, you headed up the Test and Trace programme that we spent £22bn of other people's money on, and which was highly ineffective, what do you think you would bring as the head of the National Institute of Health Protection?"

 

"Well, I'm friends with David Cameron"

 

"Excellent, well I think that covers it, although I do slightly worry what the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion will think of it"

 

"Oh, don't worry about that, he's my husband"

If this happened in any other country we'd point and laugh. And use it as an excuse to reduce foreign aid.

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Incidentally, has anyone heard from Typhoid Dido recently? Perhaps track & trace could track her down.... Though given its appalling record, I very much doubt that.

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