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  • Rishi! Sunak!
  • squirrelking
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    Is it safe for a lettuce to be holding a lamb?

    ‘mon the nibbler!

    We’ve transcended from The Thick of It to Red Dwarf and a kebab eating itself.

    crazy-legs
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    Utter incompetents – let’s create a policy where councils/public bodies/charities etc etc spend millions bidding for money:

    Oh that’s been standard for years.
    De-fund councils.
    Use the money you’ve saved to create a load of funding pots with fancy names: Levelling Up Fund, Transforming Cities Fund…
    Offer up a bit of that pot as a reward if you can write a really good bid for it.
    Then basically “mark the homework” of the councils who’ve gone through arduous and expensive bid-writing processes against an opaque background of constantly changing rules and requirements.

    End result – councils spend a fortune on consultants to write these bids. The bid asks for (eg) £20m for [thing].
    Offer the council £8m cos the bid wasn’t quite good enough, the Government believes better value can be obtained and so on.
    Council redesigns [thing] to try and deliver it at less expense (which invariably means making it worse) and tries to build [thing] for £8m plus maybe a bit out of its own reserves or from private equity. It fails cos it needs £20m.
    Government blames council for building a white elephant, failing to deliver value etc and then cuts their funding even more.

    pondo
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    That’s insane – yet entirely believable. Way beyond satire now.

    binners
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    In the latest utterly predictable sop to try and pacify the headbangers in his party, who obviously will never be pacified, Lil Rishi has said he now believes in pulling the UK out of the ECHR. Apparently it not an international court that we’re a member of, its a ‘foreign’ court

    Well, who saw that coming?

    Other than absolutely everyone.

    Next week: bringing back the death penalty

    He made thsi anouncement in The Sun. Of course he did. You can literally smell the desperation in trying to get the bigot vote back from Reform

    crazy-legs
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    I know this is in The Poke, more renowned for satirical content but this has moved way beyond satire.

    Rishi Sunak popped up as a surprise financial adviser and the Community Note is the best so far – 19 favourite reactions

    Sunak pops up online in a “surprise” (yeah right) video offering financial advice to “unsuspecting” (again, yeah right…) members of the public. Anyway, The Poke have rounded up some of the best quote tweets cos it (also unsurprisingly) got an absolute pasting online.

    binners
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    Dear god! Who is advising him on doing these ridiculous stunts!

    rone
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    **** hell imagine taking financial advice from someone who doesn’t know the Government has its own bank out of which he paid 330bn state support (current estimates.) then  pretended it was later financed from a collapsing private sector.

    somafunk
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    Ala

    PrinceJohn
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    I love the Twitter readers have added context

    davros
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    Is this

    somafunk
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    F
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    rone
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    No seriously….

    🤣🤣🤣🤣

    https://twitter.com/Conservatives/status/1775882749921911191?t=X7CnvbqLtfrKvvsVZhTFpw&s=19

    As a piece of design work – Viz could not better that.

    Holy shit.

    davros
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    That’s what I tried to post earlier but I was defeated by glitches. Had to check repeatedly it wasn’t some parody account but my god it’s actually real.

    rone
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    It’s so bad I don’t know where to start.

    I’m not saying that just because it’s the Tories ‘cos Labour have had horseshit comms but good Christ.

    I suppose in some ways it’s honest – war, footy, empire, foreign manufacturing passed off as British – but also shows everything that is appalling too (apart from Chris Nolan. Ahem.)

    crazy-legs
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    I like that they’ve included a Eurofighter.

    Go Britain, we’re like dead powerful! So powerful that we can only build fighter jets in a EUROPEAN consortium.

    What do you mean, why did we leave Europe?!

    Tom-B
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    Wow! Words genuinely fail me

    Klunk
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    Does the Tory use of the “right charlie” mean that if Labour win a massive mandate they can axe the monarchy…..

    dissonance
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    It’s so bad I don’t know where to start.

    I would start by avoiding the image and going for the “doomsters and naysayers” opener. Has whoever wrote that looked at the daily heil and torygraph recently?

    Going to the image, anyone got any idea what the thing in the bottom right is?

    kormoran
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    Unelected head of state, unelected prime Minister, euro fighter, no women’s footie team, just slashed funding for the arts.

    rone
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    My eye is drawn to the thick ‘white border’ around all the back of the cereal box cut outs.

    kormoran
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    Going to the image, anyone got any idea what the thing in the bottom right is?

    It’s the crane at felixstowe port but it looks more like the statue of Liberty at the end of planet of the apes. Which is nicely Freudian

    rone
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    Imax Camera – Canadian.

    Klunk
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    It kind resonates as my mother is current sleeping in a corridor of Norwich hospital with a broken hip as they have no beds on the ward.

    FB-ATB
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    Going to the image, anyone got any idea what the thing in the bottom right is?

    Star Destroyer?

    dissonance
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    It’s the crane at felixstowe port but it looks more like the statue of Liberty at the end of planet of the apes.

    Ah, I didnt spot that the image was cropped as I tend to avoid opening musks crap nowadays.

    Somewhat odd choice. I wonder what the significance is supposed to be.

    Poopscoop
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    It kind resonates as my mother is current sleeping in a corridor of Norwich hospital with a broken hip as they have no beds on the ward.

    That’s utterly sh*t mate. I hope she is in a ward and on the mend asap.

    As for the Tory Tweet? I just dont know, it’s like an organisational madness. The Tories broke Britain and managed to break themselves along the way.

    Quiet an achievement.

    colournoise
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    I know I’m usually first to criticise the graphic design skills of the Tory Friday afternoon intern, but even by their standards that ‘poster’ is astonishing. Pretty much speechless.

    So much visual and conceptual nope in one small place.

    binners
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    Not enough union flags for my liking. Bloody communists!

    Nice of them to let the work experience kid do the design work though

    somafunk
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    If you read it in Jeremy Clarksons voice it sounds better.

    Klunk
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    Don’t let the doomsters and the naysayers trick you into talking down our country.

    yet they were willing to drag the capital down into a shitty sewer with a “fake” video. They do love a bit of blatant hypocrisy.

    davros
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    Who are we apparently more powerful than? USA or China?

    alpin
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    What a shitshow.

    dissonance
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    Who are we apparently more powerful than? USA or China?

    Personally I think its being a bit naysayery to say we are only the second most powerful country in the world.

    This interns sense of patriotism is only matched by their photoshop skills.

    squirrelking
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    Is there a tie in with Panini?

    Does anyone else read the poster in a very dramatic Clarkson voice?

    Edit: Ah Somafunk too…

    Poopscoop
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    davros
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    Who are we apparently more powerful than? USA or China?

    They had me wondering the same, they link to an Express article (shocker) that uses the metric quoted below, which as we all know, is how great global powers have measured themselves since Roman times:

    According to Brand Finance’s 2024 Global Soft Power Index

    China only came in third. Which they must be gutted about.

    Losers.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Bottom right is the MSC Zoe, a Korean built and Swiss owned vessel sailing under the Panamanian flag.

    I suppose it’s too much to assume that’s actually a picture of a UK port.

    *you have to click the Twitter link to see the full picture. There’s also a picture of the England football team as we all know England = Britain.

    Poopscoop
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    I just noticed the lil’ chap has been made bigger than the King too… Isn’t that treason to your average Tory?😉

    somafunk
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    I just noticed the lil’ chap has been made bigger than the King too… Isn’t that treason to your average Tory?😉

    Is that a reference to William Wraggs dick pics?

    Poopscoop
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    Is that a reference to William Wraggs dick pics?

    Lol, I had to Google that. I’m totally shocked that a Tory MP was blackmailed into giving away contact details. Shocked I say.

    binners
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    Does the latest dick pic expose mean yet another by-election for Rishi to lose then?

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