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The Establishment "looks after its own" 2 996/ 55 345

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BigFrankEM, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Out of date. As already discussed in another thread, NOBODY paid Johnson for his holiday. A cancellation meant that he got the villa for free. Do try to keep up!
  3. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter


    Exactly as I said:

    The Establishment "looks after its own."

    Minor correction: now 2 997/ 55 346

    Pip, pip !
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    How do you know that the person who cancelled their booking, which Johnson then got for free, was a member of "the establishment"? Nobody knows who it was.
  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    Perhaps it was the No10 postman?

    Hil.....ARIOUS !!!
  6. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    Last year a friend of my stayed overnight in the spare room as he was at a wedding nearby the following day.

    A year earlier he let me stay in a caravan in Devon for a week for free.

    I can afford the caravan. He can afford a night in hotel.

    He's the thing... we're friends.

    Why is this wrong?

    How rich do you have to be before it's not OK to be kind to friends without asking for money?
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  7. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    You don't know and so you just make things up. Are you Boris? :eek:
  8. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    It's called payment in kind. No cash may have changed hands but services in form the use of holiday accomodation were provided. Do try and keep up.
  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    And Johnson has declared that in the Register of Members' Interests. Which is how we know about it.

    So what is the problem?
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  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    He's a proven liar.

    I don't believe a word he says.

  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    So you don't believe he stayed in a villa on Mustique, as he claims?
    Extraordinary. :rolleyes:
    nomad likes this.
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    In August 2018 Corbyn was reported to Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards following claims that he failed to declare who paid for his Tunisia trip in accordance with parliamentary requirements.

    I'm April 2016 it was reported that Corbyn had failed to declare a third pension on his HMRC tax form, and this admission followed the news that he had also neglected to include his state pension or previous local government pension on his tax return.

    I'm February 2019 Corbyn apologised "unreservedly" for failing to register a trip to New York paid for by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. He was investigated by Commons sleaze watchdogs after being accused of not declaring the visit which had taken place in 2014.

    At least Johnson has registered the amount.
  13. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I think we know that politicians lie. That has never been in dispute.

    Johnson has taken it to Olympic levels.

    Here's today's:
    c. ten weeks ago:
    "I'm going to give you absolute categorical assurance that I will keep Sajid Javid as my Chancellor."

    Boris Johnson says Sajid Javid is a "great guy" and doing a "fantastic job".
  14. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

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  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    With plane tickets, photographs, a tan, and if he bought me a bottle of rum back, I might give him the benefit of the doubt on a good day...
  16. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    When I look at the egregious credulity of a significant number of posters on this thread, I have 2 reactions:

    i) Yes, I remember that was indeed the predominant ethos in most staff-rooms

    ii) I'm amazed that Boris-of-the-stonking-majority only scored 43% of the popular vote.

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