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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3541 Post by llondel » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:52 am

Boac wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:53 pm
It appears that Tony Hancock has a new job.

"Matt Hancock appointed UN special envoy to help Covid recovery in Africa"

Poor Africa.
It's carefully ambiguous. Is he supposed to be helping the virus or the people infected by the virus?

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3542 Post by Woody » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:39 am

Well judging by his previous record it won’t be easy to tell :((
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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3543 Post by 4mastacker » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:02 pm

I see the fine, upstanding, respectful and decent Member of Parliament for Leicester East, one Claudia Webbe, has been found guilty of harassment. The judge described her as not ‘a compelling witness, and he believed (some of) her evidence was ‘made up on the spur of the moment’ - is that legalese for "she's a lying *****"?

If she loses her seat because of this, guess who's waiting in the wings to replace her? Yes! That very well known washing machine repair man and rent-boy hirer Keith "call me Jim" Vaz. And we wonder why our country has gone down the pan with politicians like these running the place.
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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3544 Post by OFSO » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:48 am

A former UK truck driver was on LBC yesterday, saying that the lack of HGV drivers has nothing to do with Brexit but started much earlier when HMG changed the laws governing income tax, making it uprofitable for people to work as freelance drivers.

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3545 Post by 4mastacker » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:02 pm

Once again A&E departments are under pressure

To reduce the pressure, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust are wanting to close ours. Ergo no A&E = no pressure - problem solved!! ~X(
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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3546 Post by G-CPTN » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:33 pm

Our local hospital elected to close its A&E facility in favour of transporting casualties 30 miles to a central specialist emergency care hospital which has 24-hour consultants.
On paper a more efficient system from the medical point of view but not from the logistical POV.
The Central Facility was overwhelmed with long queues of several hours.
Now we have our own daytime A&E with overnight casualties transported to the Central Facility.

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3547 Post by Boac » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:05 pm

See post #3540
It now appears that Matt Hancock has been sacked by the UN before he could save Africa because the covid report found that he didn’t save the U.K.

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#3548 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:05 pm

Boac wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:05 pm
See post #3540
It now appears that Matt Hancock has been sacked by the UN before he could save Africa because the covid report found that he didn’t save the U.K.
And so all of us living here can now sleep easy again. :D
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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3549 Post by Boac » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:30 pm

........unless he has a mate down there he can bung some dosh to on a dodgy contract........... :)) You can keep him away, of course, by 'closing' the lagoon.

I hear his poor (ex?) wife may have to go into ICU due to uncontrollable laughing fits. Hopefully not the NHS............

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3550 Post by Woody » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:03 pm

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has had a job offer from the United Nations withdrawn.
Mr Hancock tweeted earlier this week that he had been given a role helping Africa's economy recover from Covid.
The UN said Mr Hancock would bring valuable experience to the role - but it has now told him the appointment "is not being taken forward".
Leading figures across Africa and UK opposition parties had criticised the UN's choice of the MP for the role.
Mr Hancock was not available for comment.
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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3551 Post by Boac » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:44 pm

Leading figures in the UN had initially recommended Tony for the African post (working with the African economy) due to his undoubted ability to lash dosh around as appropriate to the inappropriate.

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#3552 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:46 pm

Shut, mouth and trap spring to mind.

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3553 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:50 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:33 pm
Our local hospital elected to close its A&E facility in favour of transporting casualties 30 miles to a central specialist emergency care hospital which has 24-hour consultants.
On paper a more efficient system from the medical point of view but not from the logistical POV.
The Central Facility was overwhelmed with long queues of several hours.
Now we have our own daytime A&E with overnight casualties transported to the Central Facility.
Exactly the same rationale on Lincolnshire

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3554 Post by Boac » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:59 pm

Flies?

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Re: Flies.....

#3555 Post by Rossian » Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:17 pm

......time,insects,trouser buttons??? What are we talking about?

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3556 Post by Boac » Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:34 pm

Tony?

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#3557 Post by Rossian » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:24 pm

......you've beaten me now Boac. I've got an early flight to catch tomorrow AM so I'm off to bed. I'll catch up next Thursday, mebbe.

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3558 Post by FD2 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:33 pm

Is it a version of Mornington Crescent?!
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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3559 Post by Boac » Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:29 pm

Cockfosters.

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Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

#3560 Post by FD2 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:59 pm

King's Cross St Pancras.
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