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Johnson announces tighter restrictions to stem spread of Omicron in UK

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But don’t worry everybody, because his Christmas party is totally super-duper safe.

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not that he had any to start with, but he has lost all his moral authority

19 ( +20 / -1 )

Another useless government that doesn’t have the courage to just lift everything and tell old people to stay at home otherwise they risk death.

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Johnson has done many awful things, but pretending he didn’t know about his staff party during last year’s lockdown and the same staff laughing about it and mocking those with Covid, has angered even his most ardent followers. He has no authority, none of them have. It’s disgusting.

As for the new restrictions, about time too, should have done this a couple of weeks back.

0 ( +10 / -10 )

Vaccine passports. Get vaccinated or be excluded from polite society.

-3 ( +11 / -14 )

And just opening up and letting the virus rage is, quite frankly, the moron’s solution.

3 ( +15 / -12 )

Bore Us Johnson.

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After shedding his "PC Plod" persona in a lightning Liverpool drugs bust, Johnson is back in London as the UK's shambolic PM to pontificate on further measures to "take back control" (this time from Omicron), but he's fast losing the plot and we shouldn't be surprised to hear hear him soon singing "It was my (Chrimbo) party and I'll cry if I want to".

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If Johnson Government is to be held to account, the opposition parties are going to have to push relentlessly for full independent public inquiry into the Johnson government handling of this pandemic.......

The British government reported another 51,342 confirmed daily cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, with 161 more people dying. Overall Britain has seen over 146,000 deaths in the pandemic, the second-worst death toll in Europe after Russia.

Not whether Johnson Government clandestinely danced partying around the number ten Christmas tree pulling flipping crackers.

Deal with the here and now, not who knew what, that, and the other about a alleged Christmas knees up a year ago.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

2 years on and the same tired and pointless measures being taken.

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u_s__reamerToday  07:39 am JST

...we shouldn't be surprised to hear hear him soon singing "It was my (Chrimbo) party and I'll cry if I want to".

The second verse will end with "I'll lie if I want to."

4 ( +5 / -1 )

It seems like all the rampant corruption and 'one-rule-for-us' attitude of the Johnson government might finally be coming back to bite them.

For some reason his charming incompetence seemed to endear him to voters even when doing things that other politicians would have been vilified for. But that seems to be finally running out.

Unfortunately in the meantime, they've managed to give billions to their unqualified mates, mismanage the coronavirus response, introduce a bill to criminalize protest, introduce a bill to privatize parts of the nhs, invalidate the ministerial code of conduct, allow ministers to override judicial-review, etc.. and no-one seemed to notice or care because either they were so distracted by Brexit or Covid, or because the press basically gave him a free pass.

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I can't help but think that introducing these measures now, while there might be some justification for things like masks, is mainly designed to distract from all the Christmas Party stuff.

Though it's kinda sad that a Xmas Party might be what it takes to bring them down, not, you know, undermining centuries of democracy by introducing laws that autocratic countries would be proud of.

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Johnson government will just duck and dive around accusations of Christmas parties.

That for later.

In politics you must go for the jugular, the political pain must resonant to the next election.

There is not getting around the covid death toll, 146,000 deaths, loved one, family,

Up and down the country, rich, poor alike.  

An inquiry is political slow poisoning.

Every day a new revelation for the media to salivate over.

Come back to party-gate later.

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Just look at the hopkins data, its all there

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Just ignoreBoris, and his ilk in every country and their announcements. Obviously, they're just having a laugh at our expense. Clearly corrupt to the core, anything they say about the virus, jabs and lockdowns should be taken with a big fistful of salt.

Just get out and live. You're free, no matter what they say, and their passports etc will be meaningless if we all just refuse to comply, non-violently of course. The Borises of the world only have power when people comply without thinking.

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And just opening up and letting the virus rage is, quite frankly, the moron’s solution.

Yeah, because constant restrictions that damage all phases of normal life, for a virus that when vaccinated your risk is similar or less than the flu for vulnerable people, and for non vulnerable the risk wasn't high in the first place, in countries with high levels of vaccination, for a "new variant" which is well known to be just a cold, with no reported death worldwide, is the wise man's solution.

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woah a far-right moron doesn't care about the well-being public and is only in politics for personal power? who would have thought?

Except for everyone.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Weapons grade psyops going on in the U.K. at the moment. The Germans sleepwalked into a totalitarian state after the Weimar Republic, and while I never thought it could be done in Britain, I am beginning to understand.

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Because these restrictions have worked so well over the last 2 years........

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Christmas party at No.10 Downing Street this year!

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Weapons grade psyops going on in the U.K. at the moment. The Germans sleepwalked into a totalitarian state after the Weimar Republic, and while I never thought it could be done in Britain, I am beginning to understand.

The thing is, you support it too.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

I simply cannot understand why, with this shambolic compulsive liar disgracing himself and humiliating the UK on a daily basis, the Labour Party still cannot manage to make of themselves an electable opposition.

This buffoon has proven himself time and again to be woefully unfit for any kind of office. How much political capital do the Labour Party need to be given on a silver platter before they can put a dent in this rich boys' club of inept and corrupt liars?

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There's a common, twisted thread running through the Johnson world, starting with '350 million for the NHS', going through the dodgy prorogation of parliament, Barnard Castle, protection of Tory cronies, and now Christmas parties under lockdown.

A twisted thread of lies, deceit and one-rule-for-us-another-for-the-plebs arrogant corruption.

 his charming incompetence seemed to endear him to voters

The incompetence is clear enough. I've still to see any charm in the man.

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@Derek Grebe The Opposition is just as awful and useless as the Government. Come election times there are many, myself included, who struggle to choose a candidate to vote for. The last London Mayoral election I voted for Count Binface.

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Boris Johnson may have well flushed his premiership down the toilet.

Lying and deception will always come back to haunt, and eventually throw you out of office.

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest....B Franklin

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Boris Johnson could well have to resign.

Dominic Raab and others positions could also be untenable.

Johnson is losing credibility as the Omicron strain could be doubling every 2/3 days.

And his back bench MPs are threatening a revolt over Johnson inability to send out a clear policy agenda.

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We need to protect the protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to get the protection that didn’t protect the protected, credit to Wayt Whatt, for a witty demolition/unpicking of Johnson plan B strategy

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Derek GrebeToday  03:44 pm JST

I simply cannot understand why, with this shambolic compulsive liar disgracing himself and humiliating the UK on a daily basis, the Labour Party still cannot manage to make of themselves an electable opposition.

How can you say they're not electable until there's actually a general election? Anyway, they maybe won't have to go to too much trouble if the Conservatives are going to make of themselves an unelectable government.

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