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Old 14-01-2022, 21:00   #541
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Re: All those No.10 lockdown parties

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I should think so too. She should have downed the lot - what a waste of good booze.
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Old 14-01-2022, 21:30   #542
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Re: All those No.10 lockdown parties

Another one: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi...idays-25951853

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Downing Street staff held 'wine-time Fridays' throughout the pandemic with Boris Johnson regularly witnessing the gatherings.

Sources told the Mirror that the Prime Minister encouraged aides to “let off steam” despite indoor socialising being banned under lockdown rules.

The regular event was so popular that staff even invested in a £142 drinks fridge to keep their bottles of white wine, Prosecco and beer cool.
Now I am actually going to go a bit OLD_BOY here and say, in isolation, I don't think this one is that bad.

Yes, it may be technically against the rules but if staff who are already there have a drink at their desks on a Friday then I don't care. I also don't think others would care as much if this was the full extent of it. Obviously it's not good taking into account all the other stories because more than anything you do wonder just much time they're drinking at No 10.

But it is not a specially organised party that people are invited to attend. The Garden Party was so absurd because it was a mass e-mail, you have a bring a bottle, and people had a literal bloody party.

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Re: All those No.10 lockdown parties

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Another one: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi...idays-25951853

Now I am actually going to go a bit OLD_BOY here and say, in isolation, I don't think this one is that bad.

Yes, it may be technically against the rules but if staff who are already there have a drink at their desks on a Friday then I don't care. I also don't think others would care as much if this was the full extent of it. Obviously it's not good taking into account all the other stories because more than anything you do wonder just much time they're drinking at No 10.

But it is not a specially organised party that people are invited to attend. The Garden Party was so absurd because it was a chain e-mail, you have a bring a bottle, and people had a literal bloody party.
A true Old Boy reply would be to let's wait until Sue Gray's report is released.

What might that report say:
  • Just publish the facts and let the politicians fight it out.
  • Clear No 10 and severely damage the public's trust in British democracy.
  • A halfway house leading to both above outcomes arising.
  • Find Boris guilty and annoy the person who's commissioned the report.

Think writing the report is not going to be a career-enhancing move for her.

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Think writing the report is not going to be a career-enhancing move for her.
Wouldn't be surprised if she's drunk the best part of a suitcase full of wine tonight and is probably regretting not accepting the invites she had to the Downing Street parties last [insert any date you like]. She must be wondering who she pissed off to get this gig.
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Re: All those No.10 lockdown parties

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A true Old Boy reply would be to let's wait until Sue Gray's report is released.

What might that report say:
  • Just publish the facts and let the politicians fight it out.
  • Clear No 10 and severely damage the public's trust in British democracy.
  • A halfway house leading to both above outcomes arising.
  • Find Boris guilty and annoy the person who's commissioned the report.

Think writing the report is not going to be a career-enhancing move for her.
How is she allowed to actually carry out this investigation, she's Gove's secretary, so Boris is basically her boss.
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Re: All those No.10 lockdown parties

I don't think she is going to a whitewash but, as a civil servant, I think she'll also be careful not to make any direct assertions about politicians. She'll condemn culture, practices and structures but decide that the exact culpability of a politician is beyond her scope.

Johnson will use that to claim some kind of vindication 'the independent report found no rules were broken by the PM', fire some staff and promise to 'clamp down on boozy culture' as if it were a force of nature he had no control over and attempt to move on.
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Another one: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi...idays-25951853

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Downing Street staff held 'wine-time Fridays' throughout the pandemic with Boris Johnson regularly witnessing the gatherings.

Sources told the Mirror that the Prime Minister encouraged aides to “let off steam” despite indoor socialising being banned under lockdown rules.

The regular event was so popular that staff even invested in a £142 drinks fridge to keep their bottles of white wine, Prosecco and beer cool.
Now I am actually going to go a bit OLD_BOY here and say, in isolation, I don't think this one is that bad.

Yes, it may be technically against the rules but if staff who are already there have a drink at their desks on a Friday then I don't care. I also don't think others would care as much if this was the full extent of it. Obviously it's not good taking into account all the other stories because more than anything you do wonder just much time they're drinking at No 10.

But it is not a specially organised party that people are invited to attend. The Garden Party was so absurd because it was a mass e-mail, you have a bring a bottle, and people had a literal bloody party.
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Wouldn't be surprised if she's drunk the best part of a suitcase full of wine tonight and is probably regretting not accepting the invites she had to the Downing Street parties last [insert any date you like]. She must be wondering who she pissed off to get this gig.
Exactly. In her shoes, luckier people would be booking their annual leave and saying they must have missed that email!

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How is she allowed to actually carry out this investigation, she's Gove's secretary, so Boris is basically her boss.
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A true Old Boy reply would be to let's wait until Sue Gray's report is released.

What might that report say:
  • Just publish the facts and let the politicians fight it out.
  • Clear No 10 and severely damage the public's trust in British democracy.
  • A halfway house leading to both above outcomes arising.
  • Find Boris guilty and annoy the person who's commissioned the report.

Think writing the report is not going to be a career-enhancing move for her.
You are reading too much into it. Publish the facts, I agree with.

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A true Old Boy reply would be to let's wait until Sue Gray's report is released.

What might that report say:
  • Just publish the facts and let the politicians fight it out.
  • Clear No 10 and severely damage the public's trust in British democracy.
  • A halfway house leading to both above outcomes arising.
  • Find Boris guilty and annoy the person who's commissioned the report.

Think writing the report is not going to be a career-enhancing move for her.
Yes, except that you are just too interested in the facts, are you, Andrew?
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You are reading too much into it. Publish the facts, I agree with.

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Yes, except that you are just too interested in the facts, are you, Andrew?
Well, because there are so many work-related meetings to investigate, the expected delivery date of the report has been put back a week - who would have thought, that once it was made obvious the "workers" were going to be made scapegoats, the same people would start letting more revelations out…

On a related note…

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/j...eral-x3pfdb6hr
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I don't think she is going to a whitewash but, as a civil servant, I think she'll also be careful not to make any direct assertions about politicians. She'll condemn culture, practices and structures but decide that the exact culpability of a politician is beyond her scope.

Johnson will use that to claim some kind of vindication 'the independent report found no rules were broken by the PM', fire some staff and promise to 'clamp down on boozy culture' as if it were a force of nature he had no control over and attempt to move on.
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I don't think she is going to a whitewash but, as a civil servant, I think she'll also be careful not to make any direct assertions about politicians. She'll condemn culture, practices and structures but decide that the exact culpability of a politician is beyond her scope.

Johnson will use that to claim some kind of vindication 'the independent report found no rules were broken by the PM', fire some staff and promise to 'clamp down on boozy culture' as if it were a force of nature he had no control over and attempt to move on.
plus she will not have jeopardised her prospects of being made a Baroness
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