The Politics Thread

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  1. Left on the Shelf

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    Sanity?
     
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    Just to be clear...here in Ireland - at least down here in the Cork area - we have:
    Full shelves in supermarkets
    Open petrol stations with fuel
    Only supply chain issues related to UK goods in transit, although some minor hgv driver shortages directly related to post-pandemic returnees to home countries.

    Now what could possibly be the difference between Ireland and the UK? Not Brexit, no of course not!<doh>
     
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    Yes, but do you have blue passports and sovrin tea?
     
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    Fair point :emoticon-0148-yes:<laugh>
     
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    You have laugh though, or I imagine you would cry. Johnson and his cabal telling the nation that driver shortages is a problem for the whole of Europe, not just the UK - nothing to do with Brexit. And then relaxing visa requirements in order to recruit drivers from Europe for a couple of months. <doh>

    I'm sure all these drivers who don't exist in Europe are keen to come to the UK to be treated as surplus to requirements (again) on Xmas Eve.

    What a ****ing shambles!
     
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    Just got a 12 HR ban on Twitter for venting my spleen against Grant Schapps. #BadgeOfHonour <cheers>
     
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    You have to laugh at the whoppers who are denying any of this is Brexit-related and putting it all down to the pandemic <doh>
     
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    BBC News (and Marr) still happy to support that agenda as well.
     
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    I don’t know of a “BBC News” - merely a Tory mouthpiece nowadays <laugh>
     
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    That's a few more people getting letters due to "admin errors" in the disciplinary process then...
     
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    So here's an interesting comment from Andrew Neil's interview about the startup of GBeebies

    The veteran journalist also says he warned of the dangers of the channel’s novel ideas about creating content, including an abortive scheme to put covert cameras inside school classrooms to expose the supposed leftwing bias of teachers.

    So not only does that idea break various laws, but also happens to be utterly ****ing deranged
     
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    I'm sure you've all been reassured listening to Grant Schapps this morning. Particularly when he identifies that the lack of lorry drivers, that has apparently been an issue for many years, is all the fault of the RHA - after his party has been in power for over a decade!

    However, it's always worth remembering that Schapps aka Michael Green aka Sebastian Fox does have only a passing acquaintance with the truth...
     
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    please log in to view this image

    <laugh>
    There's a large chunk of people nowadays that are utterly divorced from reality.
     
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    Bloody hell, we've gone five years without Cameron blaming The Last Labour Government for his non-existent tax bill...
     
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    How long before Shaun Bailey clutches his pearls at this one?
     
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  20. humanbeingincroydon

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    So, petrol...

    Here's something interesting about the mind of the average headless chicken (or, as I will refer to them from now on, "Brit") which has once again bubbled up from the current petrol shortages, the one that Grant Schapps assures us is because people are rushing out to buy petrol and not because there's a shortage in the supply chain while the suppliers say otherwise

    In my neck of the woods there's two petrol stations more or less literally a stone's throw from one another, a BP on one side of the street and an Esso on the other. In other words, realistically drivers in my neck of the woods concerned about petrol shortages at least had two options close to one another if they dashed out to fill their tank for the days/weeks ahead

    Except that is not what happened. Instead what happened is that the drivers all swarmed to the BP which is at most 25m closer than the Esso is and caused a massive tailback out of the forecourt and down the road, which in turn meant the Brighton Road turned into a car park - yet 25m down the road the Esso was, at best, doing brisk business

    Now, remember how on Wednesday/Thursday last week BP's name popped up in a few pieces about the impending shortages? That is why they all swarmed to BP, because they'd heard the name and latched onto it as if that was the only source of petrol, while the Esso down the road certainly had petrol yet didn't have the panicked motorists descend upon it
     
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