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Do you think Mary Wakefield's also having an uncomfortable time at work?

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Inoneminute Mon 25-May-20 10:51:24

If you're going to write "true life" pieces about your family, don't they need to be true or at least not deliberately intended to mislead?

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womanaf Mon 25-May-20 10:58:41

Absolutely. And deservedly so.

JacobReesMogadishu Mon 25-May-20 10:59:15

Sincerely hope so.

ssd Mon 25-May-20 11:01:04

Doubt it. People like them float about in a bubble of entitlement.
It won't occur to her to bother.

donquixotedelamancha Mon 25-May-20 11:08:16

Boris Johnson was sacked for lying in his articles. Not that someone with the wealth and privilege Johnson or Wakefield have would give a shit but it would be nice if there was some consequence.

effingterrified Mon 25-May-20 11:14:13

I would hope imagine so.

The Spectator published a piece yesterday saying that Cummings needed to be fired.

www.spectator.co.uk/article/why-dominic-cummings-must-go

RufustheLanglovingreindeer Mon 25-May-20 11:17:13

Can you imagine being a work colleague

Youd be all ‘oh how dreadful for you’ and sympathetic when she detailed just how awful it was when they got ill

Then 😡 when you realised she’d been fibbing

She’ll never be able to take a sickie again

Taytocrisps Mon 25-May-20 11:46:06

She's not 'at work' though. Even in normal times, she probably writes her articles at home and sends them in. She's probably had a very uncomfortable conversation (or perhaps a series of conversations as the story unfolded) with her boss though.

EsmeShelby Mon 25-May-20 11:48:07

I would hope so. I certainly don't want a noted liar on thought for the day again.

Notonthestairs Mon 25-May-20 11:48:08

Andrew Neil seems very quiet at the moment.

RufustheLanglovingreindeer Mon 25-May-20 20:11:59

even in normal times, she probably writes her articles at home and sends them in

Work colleagues, friends Whoever really

vera99 Mon 25-May-20 20:36:57

She probably lives in a twat bubble and so socialises with other twats who won't find their twattish behaviour twattish. So no - so says another twat !

RufustheLanglovingreindeer Mon 25-May-20 20:39:50

Fair point vera 😀

Gilead Mon 25-May-20 23:38:35

Don’t know but she went to Bishop Auckland for her birthday.

Ellmau Mon 25-May-20 23:44:56

Undoubtedly. I wouldn't be surprised if she got fired for the more disingenuous aspects of that article.

Yester Mon 25-May-20 23:48:15

I agree Vera. Who the fuck would be friends with them.

TheFairyCaravan Mon 25-May-20 23:48:38

I'm waiting to hear that she's been sacked or has resigned. She's got no credibility anymore either

Jonad Mon 25-May-20 23:56:10

I don’t know, the Spectator often stands behind its journalists and doesn’t appear to give a lot of fucks, but I do wonder if this has pissed any of them off. Particularly if she wrote the piece knowing all this would come out at some point.

JudyCoolibar Tue 26-May-20 00:28:57

I'm guessing she can't have told her colleague where she'd been, otherwise they wouldn't have published that article. It would certainly piss me off if a colleague had used the publication I work for to spread lies to save her husband's skin.

CendrillonSings Tue 26-May-20 00:33:31

The Spectator isn’t some commie rag, so I think she’ll be just fine.

Saladmakesmesad Tue 26-May-20 00:38:39

They'll be an absolute laughing stock if the don't take action.

KimchiLaLa Tue 26-May-20 00:53:38

Undoubtedly. I wouldn't be surprised if she got fired for the more disingenuous aspects of that article.

Of course she won't - he's still the most powerful man in the country, she's married to him. They won't fire her

Mumoftwo0357 Tue 26-May-20 00:57:47

She’ll probably get a soft boot. Sacked but allowed to earn. Decent living from freelancing for them plus others

HopeClearwater Tue 26-May-20 01:08:19

The Spectator isn’t some commie rag, so I think she’ll be just fine

What? Can you elaborate?

NudgeUnit Tue 26-May-20 01:36:56

I hope so but I'm not holding my breath. Hard to imagine anyone's ever going to take her seriously as a journalist now though. Not that anyone did before.

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