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È una lunga strada da percorrere per un esame della vista

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Needed his eyes tested, I heard...;)
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  3. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

    Was there a violinist in the vicinity?
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  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I Bow to your superior knowledge;)
  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Given that the immediately reported accounts imply he went to baptise his child, and that the airport is pretty close to Lebedev's house, do we think this means that Lord Lebedev is now the godfather* as well as The Godfather?
    That's just greedy!
  6. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    I read about it in the Grauniad. https://www.theguardian.com/politic...ports-boris-johnson-went-on-secret-italy-trip
    and on reading "One of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”." I immediately thought about this thread.

    Is a respected Italian broadsheet telling the truth and Downing Street lying, or is it the other way round? They can't both be telling the truth. It's a very sad world now we've reached the point where we have to doubt the honesty of our government as well as journalists.

    Having heard the announcement that there could be 50,000 covid cases per day by mid-October, leading to 200 deaths per day in November unless action is taken, it's imperative the government does something to ensure the public can trust it, but what's the chances of that happening with this government?
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020
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  7. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    They could both be telling the truth. La Republica is truthfully reporting that an airport made a certain statement; No10 may be truthfully pointing out that the airport statement is inaccurate.
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  8. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Surprising there is not more detail. The airport is tiny with 2 or 3 flights a day. It must have been an unscheduled flight in and out yet witnesess to this and the Catholic baptism are scarce.
  9. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Like the subtle reference to Barnard Castle in the title...


    Best wishes, oops, auguri.

    Twitter @Theo_Griff
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  10. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    In fairness mind, he might've just been trying to get to his closest corona testing centre. In which case, give the man a break.

    A weekend break.
  11. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    There's been a super injunction in August and again this month for a member of the government, allegedly.
    Rumour has it that a young woman and her baby have gone to live with her mother.
    An abandoned, unmarried father is imbibing rather too much but managed a musical assignation in Italy recently with a virtuoso who was allegedly the subject of a heated argument last July.
    Private Eye News is reporting on it.
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  12. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    A russian one, to boot.
    Perhaps she can play his tiny instrument as he frets over his financial situation.
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  13. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Looks likely Johnson was in Westminster Cathedral on September 12th and not in Perugia.
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  14. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Given that Westminster Cathedral has confirmed that Johnson's baby was baptised there by Father Daniel Humphreys.(the cathedral administrator) on the day that the "respected Italian broadsheet" thought the baptism took place in Perugia, the answer to your question is somewhat obvious.

    Who is more likely to be telling the truth: a canon of Westminster Cathedral or a journalist who picked up a rumour and published it without checking?
  15. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    According to BBC News the airport has this afternoon admitted they made a mistake and it was actually Tony Blair who was there.
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  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    How on earth can they confuse a snaggle-toothed weasel with a mop-haired clown?
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  17. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    How bad is Boris' credibility that no-one believed his denial of the story.
  18. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    It wasn't his denial, was it?
  19. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    Apparently, at least to Italians, mendacious,duplicitous British PMs "all look the same."

    Whoever would have thunk it?
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  20. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter


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