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To think being over two hours late for a press conference...

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Champagneforeveryone Sat 31-Oct-20 18:32:39

is a bit of a cunty thing to do?

I completely understand that this is not an everyday occurrence, and it would be nice if things were absolutely in place before our glorious leader addressed the nation.

However, if I rocked up two and a half hours late to work it would not go unremarked on. I cannot simply choose to arrive two and a half hours late to a hairdressers appointment or to catch a flight.

Why say you will hold a briefing (which incidentally we weren't even expecting) at 4pm, then 5pm and then ever increasingly later? It seems really disrespectful to the public who are left waiting to know what will happen. Say it will be at 8pm and be done with it.

<twitches blanket over knees>

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GnomeOrMistAndIceGuy Sat 31-Oct-20 18:33:46

Tbh I don’t know why he’s bothering now that bbc news have literally told us everything he’s going to say in advance...

DonaldTrumpsChopper Sat 31-Oct-20 18:34:13

Agreed. It's bloody rude.

Shieldingending Sat 31-Oct-20 18:34:39

To me it just signifies that yet again they have absolutely no idea what they are doing!

pineapplepalmtree Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:22

they hadnt finished deciding what they were going to say, and how to answer the press questions before it was leaked. so.. they're having to quickly figure it out now blush.

DonaldTrumpsChopper Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:25

They haven't actually told us what I need to hear though. Do I send my staff home (office based). Any money to pay them?

Nibor1991 Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:26

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Justnoopinion Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:39

Was just about to post the same. Where the bloody hell is the he?!

flaviaritt Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:40

No, it’s not “cunty”. Things happen. They’ll tell us as soon as the message is clear, which it needs to be.

mbosnz Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:43

Somebody tweeted that if they were that late for a job centre interview, they'd lose their benefits. . .

BurningMam Sat 31-Oct-20 18:35:45

I'd rather him be late than turn up and say "I'm still knee deep in shit with unions, I have nothing to announce".

Mooey89 Sat 31-Oct-20 18:36:02

Absolutely agree. Say it will be at 8 and if it’s earlier it’s a win.

wewillmeetagain Sat 31-Oct-20 18:36:34

It's all been rushed because some twat keeps leaking everything to the press, so instead of leaving people worrying and speculating until Monday it's being rushed out today! Hardly Boris's fault!

mbosnz Sat 31-Oct-20 18:36:40

They’ll tell us as soon as the message is clear

Well, that'd be a first. . .

Groundhogdayzz Sat 31-Oct-20 18:36:41

Absolute joke, tonight and the whole handling of the situation. Can’t even manage their own time never mind manage an entire country!!

orangejuicer Sat 31-Oct-20 18:36:46

It's standard for this cabinet isn't it?

GirlCrush Sat 31-Oct-20 18:36:59

Paramedic just came out?

GloGirl Sat 31-Oct-20 18:37:31

Yanbu. I am very anxious and been sat for over two hours now postponing dinner for the kids etc.

Ihatefish Sat 31-Oct-20 18:38:13

Well their hand has been forced to do today not Monday because of a leak that is under investigation- they are possibly fielding questions from Labour trying to kill time whilst Andy Burnham goes underground with his £60 mill

LockdownLump Sat 31-Oct-20 18:38:23

It is a cunty thing to do. But he's a cunt, so my expectations of him are lower than a worms tit.

beccy11 Sat 31-Oct-20 18:38:34

He's probably still trick or treating still 🙄
Seriously though it's pretty crap it suggests he's still not decided what to actually tell us yet

BlackLetterDay Sat 31-Oct-20 18:38:45

Nice theatre, get everyone really talking about it.

flaviaritt Sat 31-Oct-20 18:38:56

I think that was a paramedic.

keiratwiceknightly Sat 31-Oct-20 18:39:34

Oh I DO hope someone's punched Gove on the nose.

Youngatheart00 Sat 31-Oct-20 18:39:51

A paramedic? I wonder what’s going on.

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