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Everything posted by Uhtred

  1. At what point in that sad narrative did you scream ‘Shut the fuck up...!’ and smash your radio?
  2. Aye lad, tha's playin' f' Rovers f' luv of gaaaame….and a pie after th'bath.
  3. Beestain jumping on a passing bandwagon - I don't believe it!
  4. Bletchley Park have just been on...when decrypted, ‘Friendly Fire’ translates as ‘American Incompetence’.
  5. And that of course is exactly what the spy would have responded to confirm he’d received the transmission.
  6. Yeah, maybe drink less before posting.
  7. That sounds exactly like a message that would have been transmitted from Special Operations Executive on a dark night in November 1943 to a British spy hiding in an attic somewhere just north of Arras, France.
  8. You’d certainly want to miss her.
  9. If, as was claimed, there's a positive case in respect of a Noble's worker, even though they and colleagues may have been in full PPE, I can't see why those who work closely with the infected person wouldn't be tested...symptoms or not. Given that the testing is on-Island and it was stated that 200 per day could be addressed, what's the problem in testing co-workers as a precautionary measure?
  10. I fully agree with you - if they were in PPE; a point not, I think, made clear by the Facebook poster.
  11. Someone posted on Facebook (yeah, I know) that they worked at Noble's and even though their duties meant that they'd been in close proximity with a colleague who had tested positive, they themselves weren't tested as they had no symptoms. If true - big if perhaps - that seems extraordinary.
  12. Very bold statement by Raab this morning for people to use 'common sense' when it's totally clear that's a commodity in very short supply.
  13. Although Bozo’s message itself was a confusing mess of contradiction, the reason for that is crystal clear; he’s attempting to mollify the Tory hawks who want the lockdown lifted as fast and as far as possible, whilst at the same time covering his arse against accusations of/the potential for further needless deaths due to a failure of government. He has an eye on the inevitable future Public Enquiry already.
  14. Ah yes, but you see Britain is special! We defeated the dastardly Hun; can go it alone; don’t need European partners for acquiring ventilators and PPE; don’t need European partners at all in fact; benefit from a jolly, cheerful old Etonian PM, not like that dour old (yes, admittedly competent) woman in Berlin, or that fresh-faced maiden in New Zealand; we’ve got Farage bravely patrolling Dover to fight off those awful foreign types (don’t want any of those in the frontline of the NHS). Thank God Britain is so very, wonderfully, special and will emerge from all this nastiness with minimal deaths and its international reputation intact. Rule Britannia!
  15. Fair-ish comment as far as your first paragraph goes. The management of the virus itself has been pretty good really and superior to that of the UK. But some attendant matters, far from it. The Comis stalag and it’s inception was a mess and the Bank Holiday farce over the last couple of days teetered on the edge of fiasco. But really plumbing the depths (as you and others correctly identify) the comms have been utterly dreadful. This is both in terms of the messages themselves (or lack of them) and very poor quality delivery. Bumbling, hyper-bowl, apparently barely-literate Quayle is the worst, (the way he bridles at even the most mild of challenges is both embarrassing and unacceptable); Skelly scarcely any better;, Allinson flat and uninspiring, Alf too strident, with the best being Ashford. But even that is relative, he still reads poorly and in an oddly mechanical way, he sounds as if he’s on helium and he’s been caught out being economical with the truth today. They really need to manifestly improve communications in every sense.
  16. Both paras spot on Roger - the first being a forensic analysis of our not-up-to-it CM. Ashford emerges with no credit either. Over the last 36 hours we’ve seen just what a poor ‘leadership’ this Island has. The genie and the bottle are no longer acquainted.
  17. You’re not suggesting that Quayle was anything other than flawlessly perfect are you Roger? That simply won’t do I’m afraid. You must leave the forum at once.
  18. Quayle has royally fucked this up. Good. Twat.
  19. A Moscow Show Trial is like Barnum and Bailey's compared to Quayle's turgid and uncomprehending delivery. Edited to add - I see that Manx Radio's 'Live Blog' of today's press briefing was brave enough to say that some of Quayle's responses when challenged were 'prickly'. So having said 'prickly' I anticipate that translates as 'The usual sulky strop of a hormonal 14 year old female'.
  20. A superb observation. Of course, whoever is really writing them, it's certainly not Quayle himself.
  21. On a parallel theme, the observations of Mr. & Mrs. Coue on the IOM Newspapers website today make for interesting reading. Even though IOMN are trying to promote what is an irrelevant element, being that Mr. Coue was once a very senior civil servant in the Treasury, (it doesn't bloody matter what he did; criticisms levelled by a retired civil servant are no more and no less relevant than from anyone else) it certainly sounds as though the Comis Guantanamo set-up and its attendant features were arguably unnecessary and handled with typical Quayle clumsiness.
  22. I'm no fan of the Tories at all, but in the long term they will realise the catastrophic self-inflicted damage they've caused by letting this bumptious clown lead the party that once boasted talent like Dominic Grieve and Rory Stewart, and they'll move to correct it. In fact, if you only needed one illustration of what a clusterfuck they've created it's the fact that Bozo leads a party that booted out Grieve. Quite incredible. (That and the fact of Max Hastings, Bozo's ex-boss and the most Tory Tory in the world, publishing a devastating critique last year setting out the multiple reasons why Bozo was unfit to lead the party). Hang on...talentless bumptious clown 'leading' a government...er.....
  23. Indeed yes; the lifelong Bozo tactic of dodging the issue whilst simultaneously dumping on someone else. Now that he’s in the hotseat, that tactic will soon become more than a little tiresome for those inconvenienced by it. At some point, the shadowy decisions makers of the Tory party will decide that Bozo’s usefulness in bamboozling the idiot electorate and being the darling of the tabloid press has been overtaken by the sheer grind, difficulty and negativity of putting up with, and scrambling to reverse the damage of, his many failings. At which point the metaphorical bullet will enter his skull. I think it will surprise many people how soon that will come about.
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