How that anyone has ever cast a single vote for this vapid cockwomble will remain a mystery to me until the end of my days.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil It's fortunate that you are both in a minority then although unless something brilliant happens between now and May 2024 I suspect we will have the likes of

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@dick_turpin @basil
Actually, more people voted for other parties than voted for the Tories, So technically you are on the minority.
Bozo has his own car crashes, in fact he admitted as much.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil Ahahaha. Keep telling yourself that. We shall see in 2024. Everything else is just carping.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil So as always with public schoolboys they've been bloody idiots yet again. But I wonder which is better. A cynical government or a totally incompetent one?

All the consent bitching is not going to change anything. If Boris goes he will only be replaced given the Tories have just over 2yrs left. Labour is not going to make the same mistake as last time and call for a vote of no confidence. As for the other so-called parties, they're a joke and not even worth thinking about.

@dick_turpin @basil Difficult choice. Or no choice at all, given we have both at the moment.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil I cannot ever see that changing. I honestly thought Angela Raynor might be a contender until it was hammered home that all she knows is how to trot out the same old same old of the 70s' "Get the rich to pay for everything!" If only there was enough rich people or rich people's money in the UK to fulfil Labours "Spend, spend, spend." mentality.

I refuse to consider any other parties. We have a two-party system anything else is just hot air.

@dick_turpin @wyliecoyoteuk @basil I'd assumed Andy Burnham was working on being the next Labour leader.

@penguin42 @wyliecoyoteuk @basil TBH, a good move for Labour would be to have a woman as leader. If only they still had Barbara Castle although she'd be too militant for today's voter.

@dick_turpin @basil Actually, as ever, you ignore the facts.
Wealth in this country is concentrated in a few fa!ilies, and it has been getting worse since they owned the government.
The Tory party lost whatever integrity it had when it decided to become the Brexit party, and disposed of any free thinkers in its ranks. Much like the GOP in America has become the Trump party.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil And as always you focus too much on this so-called wealth. I thought we were on our arse because we left the EU? Didn't all these rich people leave? No, we need to focus on getting the country back on its feet, clearing the huge COVID bill and building relations with trading partners around the world. Arguing over drinks at No.10 just distracts people from the much larger challenges this country faces. It was wrong, I get that. But it ain't gonna bring the government down.

@dick_turpin @basil
The country is on its arse, and heading downwards.
If you have the resources, there are ways of making a lot of money from that.
Rees-Mogg's dad actually wrote a book on how to do it.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil Meh, there's always ways to make money out of misery, sorrow and collapse. The thing to remember is, "Nobody ever got rich by working for somebody else." Taxing the rich to oblivion just like offering the NHS a blank cheque is not the answer. The solution has far more elements required than a simplistic naive view that "Money solves everything." it doesn't.

@dick_turpin @basil
May not solve everything, but if you spend enough, it can buy you the government that you want.

@dick_turpin @basil
It's a symptom. If they lie and cheat about something that small, what big stuff are they lying and cheating about.
(cough)PPE contracts.

@wyliecoyoteuk @basil Well, I think people need to be sensible about that and not emotional. I agree/accept some dodgy people may well have been awarded contracts, but people should realise the country was in panic mode and the government rightly or wrongly was handing out contracts to anyone that said they could supply. I suspect there will be a full parliamentary enquiry in the next few years.

@wyliecoyoteuk Probably. I suspect even a dog is innocent until proven guilty? 🤣

@dick_turpin @wyliecoyoteuk @basil
The "other" parties , should consider a combined approach with some pragmatic policies.
Then we may get a choice.
Meanwhile we have
Public school boys with no knowledge of how the real world works on both sides of the house.
Right, thats me done with politics............for now.

@stannard @wyliecoyoteuk @basil TBH, it was a disgrace the way David Cameron treated the Liberals. They would be the Tories natural ally. Now they will never trust the Tories ever again. The problem is, Labour has no interest in building bridges with other parties either mainly because they're scared of any political views they don't have control of. (You don't get off that easy. 🤣 )

@basil [Prefaced with deep, follower-losing, bridge-burning sigh.] Very few people did vote for Alexander "Comedy Persona" de Pfeffel Johnson. It's just that the Labour establishment preferred to sabotage its' own candidate for knowingly and with malice aforethought wearing a beard and the occasional cardigan. Oh, and for not being totally on board with Tory/Labour policies, since the two parties have effectively been one since the latter days of the Callaghan government.

And, having purged the rogue element, they'll happily lose another election "led" by a suit and a haircut who makes Ed Milliband look like Clint Eastwood because from a policy perspective, what difference would it make if they won? Plus, it's easier being the permanent opposition. Who wants the grief of being blamed for mismanaging the country all for a lousy knighthood?
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