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Surely he is by far the most useless Chief Minister we have ever had?

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10 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Surely he is by far the most useless Chief Minister we have ever had?

I dont think so. 

Tony Brown was utterly useless and sat over all the bloat and did nothing and his legacy still haunts the Public Sector. 

Corkill was a con man who got kicked out of office 

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20 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Surely he is by far the most useless Chief Minister we have ever had?

How high, or low, are we setting the bar though. Name me a good one.

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Walker achieved a fair amount

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50 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

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Walker achieved a fair amount

Bell safely negotiated and refuted his way through pitfalls and scandals to his pension.

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Very smart operator Mr Bell

He would not have allowed these shenanigans from Hodge and Mitchell to get so far

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1 hour ago, Donald Trumps said:

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Walker achieved a fair amount

Did Walker instigate collective responsibility or was that someone else? 

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Walker was a hard-worker and a decent man; the best CM so far. Donald Trumps is correct; in what is a close-run thing with the shuffling nincompoop Brown, Quayle does tip the scales as the worst ever...not least because he thinks himself really so very wonderful.

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The very model of a 'high level' Chief Minister

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12 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

The very model of a 'high level' Chief Minister

He will certainly have clocked up a fair few Avios points over the last couple of years!

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On 3/11/2019 at 1:55 PM, Uhtred said:

Walker was a hard-worker and a decent man; the best CM so far. Donald Trumps is correct; in what is a close-run thing with the shuffling nincompoop Brown, Quayle does tip the scales as the worst ever...not least because he thinks himself really so very wonderful.

Brown always gave the impression that he couldn't quite believe his luck that he had managed to end up where he did, whereas Quayle seems completely convinced that he is fully entitled to be where he is and is coping absolutely magnificently.  And whatever you could say about Brown, although he wasn't clever he had a sort of basic cunning that enabled him to survive in post (look at the manoeuvring he went through to become CM).  The same thing applied to Gelling and to Bell, who wasn't as clever as he thought he was but could still put on a reasonably competent show. 

But Quayle is simply there because he was seen as the most malleable of the possible candidates by the civil service, the one who would change as little as possible.  The only problem they have with him is that his complete lack of self-awareness means that he sometimes tries to do things himself, convinced by his own genius, which means that it turns out even more embarrassing[1] than it would have been if he'd followed the script.  Mercifully his innate laziness means this doesn't happen more often than it does.

 

[1]  We all know what schadenfreude means, but there's an equally useful German word Fremdschämen, which means embarrassment at someone else's behaviour.  We should have been using it a lot over the last few years.

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