Threads

See more results

Topics

Usernames

Mumsnet Logo
Please
or
to access all these features

Big Dog - Going, going, not quite gone. Thread 14.

987 replies

Notonthestairs · 02/09/2022 11:46

Will it be Continuity Truss or "Socialist" Sunak in charge?

OP posts:
Report
Please
or
to access all these features

the80sweregreat · 03/09/2022 17:57

I think that the Queen is properly poorly myself
She has missed the Highland games , not coming down to london for the new PM and H and M are also flying over too ( daily Mail news today )
Although it may all be coincidence ( or other reasons ) but it feels as if she is more ill than we are allowed to know about

Please
or
to access all these features

countrygirl99 · 03/09/2022 18:47

Tbh at that age travel is tiring, even if it's only a couple of hours in a car. Its not something anyone that ahe would undertake lightly even with massive back up. Much fairer to get the self absorbed lightweight to make the trip.

Please
or
to access all these features

the80sweregreat · 03/09/2022 19:12

Oh I agree , the Queen saying ' you come to me ' is excellent!

Please
or
to access all these features
Please
or
to access all these features

L1ttledrummergirl · 03/09/2022 21:55

I was wandering if the Queen was going to wait for them to nearly arrive and then decamp to another Palace so they had to follow her around the country.
Put them in their place after the shit show of the last few years.

If not, I hope she is enjoying herself and not too unwell.

Please
or
to access all these features

itsgettingweird · 03/09/2022 22:06

I'm also amused that Johnson has to make his own way home from Scotland too 🤣🤣

Petty - yes!

But that's what he's reduced us too!

Please
or
to access all these features

the80sweregreat · 03/09/2022 22:10

Queens revenge
Make your own way home

Please
or
to access all these features

VeniVidiWeeWee · 03/09/2022 23:05

medianewbie · 02/09/2022 22:37

Bigly Plaice matting.
Thanks for new thread x

How do you make fish into a carpet?

Please
or
to access all these features

Jason118 · 03/09/2022 23:14

How do you make fish into a carpet?

Put wheels on it pet.

Please
or
to access all these features

DuncinToffee · 04/09/2022 09:45

Horror show, how to outdo Johnson’s shit show

TRUSS CABINET REVEALED
Based on multiple converstions with aides and ministers, this is my current understanding of the Truss cabinet. Caveat: the white board is not finalised 1/
twitter.com/ShippersUnbound/status/1566166456164810752?t=Lt10E_EK2S9SAGV9VHFFGA&s=19

Please
or
to access all these features

Elodie09 · 04/09/2022 10:05

Chloe Smith, Work and Pensions ! Chloe Smith , unbelievable and as unappealing as the rest of it.
What is actually being done to this lovely country of ours?
I feel like I'm living in George Orwell's 1984.

Please
or
to access all these features

DuncinToffee · 04/09/2022 10:42

Keeping her donors happy

Liz Truss asked if it is fair that the richest people will benefit the most from her tax cuts, replies "yes it is fair."
"To look at everything through the lens of redistribution, I believe is wrong," says Liz Truss when it's pointed out that the richest people in the country will benefit far more from her tax cuts than anyone else.

Please
or
to access all these features
Please
or
to access all these features

the80sweregreat · 04/09/2022 10:53

Phillip Hammond on sky with the lovely Sophy ridge earlier on.
I wish he was in charge of the finances atm
He didn't say 'Liz is bonkers ' but it was implied covertly. Her tax cuts ideas won't work.
I hate the conservatives for sticking with their own even when they know it's all rubbish really

Please
or
to access all these features

itsgettingweird · 04/09/2022 12:44

DuncinToffee · 04/09/2022 09:45

Horror show, how to outdo Johnson’s shit show

TRUSS CABINET REVEALED
Based on multiple converstions with aides and ministers, this is my current understanding of the Truss cabinet. Caveat: the white board is not finalised 1/
twitter.com/ShippersUnbound/status/1566166456164810752?t=Lt10E_EK2S9SAGV9VHFFGA&s=19

Defence, NI and security I think are good decisions.

The rest Shock

Please
or
to access all these features

54isanopendoor · 04/09/2022 12:46

the80sweregreat · 03/09/2022 17:57

I think that the Queen is properly poorly myself
She has missed the Highland games , not coming down to london for the new PM and H and M are also flying over too ( daily Mail news today )
Although it may all be coincidence ( or other reasons ) but it feels as if she is more ill than we are allowed to know about

I'd wondered this too, though I guess it's possible she will outlive another PM if Truss is in & oot by Christmas / Spring ..

But one could hardly blame HMQ if she is merely thinking: 'that shower of fools can come to me this time'.

Please
or
to access all these features

itsgettingweird · 04/09/2022 12:47

I wish she'd flown to the outer Hebrides and got them to go there and left Johnson to make his own way back!

Please
or
to access all these features

the80sweregreat · 04/09/2022 13:06

Queen to her advisors.
' tell that lot I'm in charge , if they want to do this they have got to come up here'
Slams the phone down.
You don't mess with 96 year olds ! Especially not Royal ones. Kudos to her too and I'm not a fan of that crowd much.
( I think she is 96 now ..)

Please
or
to access all these features

Notonthestairs · 04/09/2022 14:27

Isn't Balmoral the Queen's favourite place to visit? I'd probably choose to hide away there for as long as I could too.

I picked up a copy of the New Statesman earlier. The headline is "The Liz Truss Doctrine - Prepare for the most right-wing government of our lifetime." 😬

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

Cornettoninja · 04/09/2022 14:30

Did I imagine the tories puffing their chests and getting all huffy over people talking the country down?

www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/bonfire-of-workers-rights-policy-likely-to-be-led-by-jacob-rees-mogg-334168/amp/

Please
or
to access all these features

DowningStreetParty · 04/09/2022 14:49

I know realistically that it will be Truss but she has absolutely no redeeming features so I can’t quite believe it will be her, yet. This feels like the Brexit vote again- infighting, self-serving Tories at the wheel of the bus, cheerily accelerating us all towards the cliff edge

Please
or
to access all these features

Thistleinthenight · 04/09/2022 14:51

Exactly that!

Please
or
to access all these features

Notonthestairs · 04/09/2022 15:01

www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk-politics/2022/08/andrew-marr-liz-truss-government-radical-right-wing

Sums up a lot of what has been discussed on these threads.

I'm actually hoping that Truss is willing to perform a few high speed U- turns.

OP posts:
Please
or
to access all these features

Piggywaspushed · 04/09/2022 16:17

I am reading Simon Kuper's Chums at the moment which is very illuminating , and terrifying.

Thinking of the highly talented shadow cabinet - he is interesting on how PPE / law postgrad etc at Oxford isn't the same preparation or even political circle building for Labour activists. Basically they didn't join the Union, so didn't hone the same preferred , establishment debating style (moreover, they didn't tend to learn it at school). Kuper says Starmer is exacting, forensic but dull (is he really Simon? That forensic word so beloved of Boris leaps out) which irritates me because he has bought Boris' line but nonetheless explains really well how the twain didn't meet. He also details how extraordinary academically lazy many of them were!

A rather more horrifying section concerns the Oxford Union's reactions to any attempted points of order (refusing) and dissenting speeches (shouting 'facts' or 'boring' - how familiar!) and , worst, any female or Asian speakers (shouting 'Get Your Tits Out!' or 'Towelhead!')

And this is how we get what we get...

Please
or
to access all these features

Roussette · 04/09/2022 16:18

Notonthestairs · 04/09/2022 15:01

www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk-politics/2022/08/andrew-marr-liz-truss-government-radical-right-wing

Sums up a lot of what has been discussed on these threads.

I'm actually hoping that Truss is willing to perform a few high speed U- turns.

That article 😮😮

I'm with three American friends this weekend (we've finally met up after COVID hit our plans before)
They are REALLY worried about the divisions in the US but are gobsmacked that Truss might become our next PM and kept asking....but what are her plans, she says nothing concrete, it's just waffle.
Do t we know it.

Please
or
to access all these features
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?