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Boris at it again

Wolvensam

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Of course he is, he's telling you exactly what you want to hear !

With a healthy dose of fact. The lack of announcement of the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund has sent a lot of venues to the brink - the RSC are keeping two closed until 2022 and placed 150 staff on redundancy notice. There have been around 5,000 job losses in total since COVID-19 began and from a lot of big players: the Hippodrome, the Birmingham REP, Theatre Royal Plymouth etc.

These aren't your small scale town venues, they're venues that generate thousands upon millions in turnover a year.

But it's OK, apparently we don't have proper jobs and should just go do an apprenticeship. Would definitely pay my mortgage, that :)
 

Paul

I am Kenneth from Wolverhampton
Preaching to the choir here, made redundant last November, in my infinite wisdom decided to wait till after my birthday (Feb) to start looking for something else, quality move there !
 

Deutsch Wolf

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Might get myself one of these:

 

Sniffer Grouse

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So Allegra Stratton, former Newsnight correspondent and Peston presenter gets the gig as being Alex the not so great's press secretary.

Not sure how this will pan out. Parliamentarians won't be too pleased if the Government decides to use this as the means of addressing the questions of the day and using it for policy announcements. How will the BBC be able to cover it on the basis that her appointment is a political one or will they have to on the basis that the PM will be seen even less often?
 

Deutsch Wolf

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It's probably actually better than their current strategy of leaking stuff to the papers or Twitter 4-7 days in advance of it happening. Which in itself is incredibly damning.

It's an appalling concept by the way, I absolutely do not support it.
 

Tony Towner

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So Allegra Stratton, former Newsnight correspondent and Peston presenter gets the gig as being Alex the not so great's press secretary.

Not sure how this will pan out. Parliamentarians won't be too pleased if the Government decides to use this as the means of addressing the questions of the day and using it for policy announcements. How will the BBC be able to cover it on the basis that her appointment is a political one or will they have to on the basis that the PM will be seen even less often?
She's married to the political editor the The Spectator. The commissioning editor is married to Cummings
 

Tony Towner

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With everything else going on it's not getting a lot of national coverage so I don't really know what's going on, but London was the area which held up under Corbyn so would seem unlikely from the outside looking in unless your average Londoner dislikes Khan as much as cabbies do?
 

YoungWolf

World Cup 2014 PTG Champion - Not actually that Yo
With everything else going on it's not getting a lot of national coverage so I don't really know what's going on, but London was the area which held up under Corbyn so would seem unlikely from the outside looking in unless your average Londoner dislikes Khan as much as cabbies do?

Think there are plenty of people I know who moan on social media about Khan (mainly for ignorant reasons) but yeah, you'd hope a majority will vote for a Labour candidate. Johnson got in though ffs. Then Goldsmith's campaign was so openly islamophobic that people couldn't vote for him.
 

proslo

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Khan’s gonna walk re-election. The hate he gets is almost exclusively from mouth-breathers who don’t live in or even visit London, and believe all the crap about gangs of Muslim communists stabbing anyone who dares go out after dark while the mayor sits in City Hall cackling and cheering them on.

In reality, Khan’s been a fairly mediocre mayor, although he’s been hamstrung by how few powers the office holds - can’t be as ambitious as Ken on transport thanks to austerity, and can’t fix the biggest problem (housing) without central government getting out of his way, which won’t happen while the Tories are in. He’s still popular personally, though, and the fact that Bailey was allowed to be the blue candidate this time is a sign of how they’ve already accepted defeat - he’s kind of a crank, who only got the nomination because anyone with any actual brains knew running would be a lost cause (at least this time around).
 

Deutsch Wolf

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Harry Cole being the worst of them.

Carrie Symonds literally left him for Boris Johnson, and he still shills for the fat bastard. Have some dignity, man.
 

Sniffer Grouse

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Apparently Alex also joked at the 1922 zoom conference that many would be happy with the current restrictions at Christmas as people wouldn’t have to visit their in laws.
 
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