Boris Johnson-Prime Minister (Vol 8)

Boris Johnson-Prime Minister (Vol 8)

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bitchstewie

40,360 posts

187 months

Friday 13th May
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If that's what you think that's fine by me.

The post about the champagne bottle this morning was clearly hasty and wrong as more info came out and I acknowledged as much.

Johnson not having the basic decency to apologise to Zaghari-Ratcliffe's face when he met her today is front page news on the BBC and lots of other outlets.

As I said he's a piece of work.

768

11,020 posts

73 months

Friday 13th May
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bhstewie said:
Johnson not having the basic decency to apologise to Zaghari-Ratcliffe's face when he met her today is front page news on the BBC and lots of other outlets.
Perhaps listen to what her husband actually said.

bitchstewie

40,360 posts

187 months

Bandit

2,211 posts

257 months

Friday 13th May
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Mandat said:
bhstewie said:
Do you have some kind of alert set up, that immediately gives you all the latest Boris news?

According to the time stamp on the Independent website, the story was posted at approx. 15:18, meaning that the moment that the story went live, you were immediately posting the link to it here.

That doesn't seem like healthy behaviour.
They don’t pay him to sit on his hands all day don’t you know!

bitchstewie

40,360 posts

187 months

Friday 13th May
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Bandit said:
They don’t pay him to sit on his hands all day don’t you know!
Who doesn't?

Gerradi

1,238 posts

97 months

Friday 13th May
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Bandit said:
They don’t pay him to sit on his hands all day don’t you know!
Hmmm, That doesn't seem like healthy behaviour....son.

pequod

4,506 posts

115 months

Friday 13th May
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It appears our Great Leader is bent on sorting out (before his departure) not only the CS, but is about to depart to NI to bang heads together there! Good luck with that.

What with having to receive further earbashing today from an ungrate, he is under pressure to put on a good show for Her Majesty at Her PlatJub Celebs, deliver a podium place at the Euro Song Contest, find another winner of the Wimbledon wiffwaff compo, and, to top it all, sort out the Conservative Party.

I would take the job if you offered immortality!

Bandit

2,211 posts

257 months

Friday 13th May
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bhstewie said:
Bandit said:
They don’t pay him to sit on his hands all day don’t you know!
Who doesn't?
You can’t be doing what you do for fun can you?

bitchstewie

40,360 posts

187 months

Saturday 14th May
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I'm not paid to post here and I have no political affiliation and never have and it's bizarre having to spell that out because you seem genuinely surprised at someone posting stuff about the Prime Minister on a thread about the Prime Minister.

Bit weird.

Anyway a few chunks of red meat.

Working from home DOESN'T work, says PM: In Mail interview, Boris Johnson demands millions get back to the office - and reveals 50 illegal migrants are set to go to Rwanda in two weeks

essayer

8,020 posts

171 months

Saturday 14th May
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Doesn’t Boris work from home?

Doing his best to attract those red wall voters who left the workforce 10 years ago and shouldn’t have a say in who WFHs or not biggrin

Rufus Stone

2,090 posts

33 months

Saturday 14th May
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bhstewie said:
I'm not paid to post here and I have no political affiliation and never have and it's bizarre having to spell that out because you seem genuinely surprised at someone posting stuff about the Prime Minister on a thread about the Prime Minister.

Bit weird.

Anyway a few chunks of red meat.

Working from home DOESN'T work, says PM: In Mail interview, Boris Johnson demands millions get back to the office - and reveals 50 illegal migrants are set to go to Rwanda in two weeks
The guy is a fking idiot. He forced hundreds of thousands to do just that.

When will this national embarrassment be gone?

pghstochaj

1,315 posts

96 months

Saturday 14th May
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I don’t like working from home personally. However, the following from Boris says more about Boris than it does about working from home:

Taking a swipe at the out-of-office culture that has taken hold across Whitehall, he adds: 'My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you're doing.'


bitchstewie

40,360 posts

187 months

Saturday 14th May
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I don't honestly know why but working from home really seems to annoy the more right wing Brexity types.

This is what the 2019 Conservative manifesto said.

"We will encourage flexible working and consult on making it the default unless employers have good reasons not to."

Slightly at odds with the noise they're making right now about the Civil Service or suggesting people are lazy if they're not working from the office.

JagLover

37,630 posts

212 months

Saturday 14th May
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pghstochaj said:
I don’t like working from home personally. However, the following from Boris says more about Boris than it does about working from home:

Taking a swipe at the out-of-office culture that has taken hold across Whitehall, he adds: 'My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you're doing.'
laugh

It does indeed the lazy fat clown.

Meanwhile people who are being paid for results have usually invested in a home office setup and aren't spending their time traipsing to and from the fridge. You would likely often waste more time in an office doing such tasks as the kitchen area might be a bit of a walk.

frisbee

4,267 posts

87 months

Saturday 14th May
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pghstochaj said:
I don’t like working from home personally. However, the following from Boris says more about Boris than it does about working from home:

Taking a swipe at the out-of-office culture that has taken hold across Whitehall, he adds: 'My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you're doing.'
It sounds like he's been sweetening his coffee with some of Gove's special white powder.

andy_s

18,449 posts

236 months

Saturday 14th May
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bhstewie said:
I don't honestly know why but working from home really seems to annoy the frothers.

This is what the 2019 Conservative manifesto said.

"We will encourage flexible working and consult on making it the default unless employers have good reasons not to."

Slightly at odds with the noise they're making right now about the Civil Service or suggesting people are lazy if they're not working from the office.
I can't figure it out, things will find their own level without govt interference/commentary. Dead coffee shops in city centers vs. cost/pollution/time wasted confused .It's not like 'work' is an homogenized blob either, circumstances alter cases.

JagLover

37,630 posts

212 months

Saturday 14th May
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andy_s said:
I can't figure it out, things will find their own level without govt interference/commentary. Dead coffee shops in city centers vs. cost/pollution/time wasted confused .It's not like 'work' is an homogenized blob either, circumstances alter cases.
The mistake is believing that politicians care about the things that they say they care about.

A significant increase in WFH is likely to reduce both CO2 emissions and localised air pollution in cities and so you would think it should be encouraged......, unless such proclaimed goals are primarily being used merely to levy additional taxes and charges on the working populace and when it comes to it the government seems to mainly care about maintaining commercial property values for the benefit of a small minority.

El stovey

42,084 posts

240 months

Saturday 14th May
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andy_s said:
bhstewie said:
I don't honestly know why but working from home really seems to annoy the frothers.

This is what the 2019 Conservative manifesto said.

"We will encourage flexible working and consult on making it the default unless employers have good reasons not to."

Slightly at odds with the noise they're making right now about the Civil Service or suggesting people are lazy if they're not working from the office.
I can't figure it out, things will find their own level without govt interference/commentary. Dead coffee shops in city centers vs. cost/pollution/time wasted confused .It's not like 'work' is an homogenized blob either, circumstances alter cases.
https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/retired-man-tortured-by-fevered-imaginings-of-how-easy-homeworkers-day-is-20220427220289

Daily Mash reading Pistonheads again.


andy_s

18,449 posts

236 months

Saturday 14th May
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JagLover said:
andy_s said:
I can't figure it out, things will find their own level without govt interference/commentary. Dead coffee shops in city centers vs. cost/pollution/time wasted confused .It's not like 'work' is an homogenized blob either, circumstances alter cases.
The mistake is believing that politicians care about the things that they say they care about.

A significant increase in WFH is likely to reduce both CO2 emissions and localised air pollution in cities and so you would think it should be encouraged......, unless such proclaimed goals are primarily being used merely to levy additional taxes and charges on the working populace and when it comes to it the government seems to mainly care about maintaining commercial property values for the benefit of a small minority.
I read a good article a few years ago about the financing of shopping centers and how entwined they were with pension funds, we're quite the hostages to fortune lately.

bitchstewie

40,360 posts

187 months

Saturday 14th May
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andy_s said:
I can't figure it out, things will find their own level without govt interference/commentary. Dead coffee shops in city centers vs. cost/pollution/time wasted confused .It's not like 'work' is an homogenized blob either, circumstances alter cases.
It's just pandering to their base in spite of a clear manifesto commitment to encourage it to be the default where appropriate.

Then you've got this utter ghoul spewing crap like this to hide their failings.

Jacob Rees-Mogg declares war on ‘three-day week’ for the Civil Service

Don't look at what they say look at what they do.