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  • in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186926

    Matt
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    Now that this entire debacle has happened and lockdown is effectively ended in both Scotland and England, will be interesting to see what Drakeford has to say in regards to Wales.

    There are rumours that a 5 mile travel limit may be imposed on visiting relatives.

    Welsh Conservatives slam ‘arbitrary’ five mile lockdown rule in Wales

    However, this is potentially going to be comprehensively rejected and ignored as a large number of people within the county (myself included) already have to travel over 5 miles just to get to Wrexham, which is where a number of relatives live.

    Seems like stupidity as effectively I’ll be able to legitimately travel for food to Chirk McDonald’s when it re-opens and then nip over to England and meet people anywhere in England.

    Or will we all have to get our maps out and find points of intersection less than 5 miles away from our homes to meet up.

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186919

    Matt
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    So Boris Johnson’s assertions that Cummings had done no wrongdoing was incorrect. The important thing is the wording Durham Constabulary have used now effectively closes the “I was doing as Dominic Cummings does in lockdown” enforcement loophole people have been using the past few days to do whatever they please.

    Had he been caught the police would have been able to stop him and enforce current rules.

    in reply to: Coedpoeth Police Station #186881

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    Pigeons getting a dissing locally as they don’t have the clout. They are still sore about their weak rep all these years after never being invited onto the the set of Hitchcock’s The Birds, which mostly consisted of crows, ravens, sparrows and seagulls.

    in reply to: Coedpoeth Police Station #186804

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    I guess this kind of proves that with the absence of any real evidence (CCTV) these types of crimes are very hard to prosecute. Swathes of people will just descend with their theory on whodunnit.

    I blame seagulls, they’re getting pretty menacing these days.

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186793

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    So Wrexham MP Atherton has just held a “regular surgery” which literally nobody knows when it is held and there’s no details on her website as well. It also coincidentally provided a nice photo opportunity.

    The reply section to this tweet is inundated with local people and press who wanted to ask her view on Dominic Cummings and have emailed or phoned and received no reply.

    So if she is holding surgeries, who the hell is she talking to? Plus surely not responding to constituents via email or written is a complete failure of her MP duties.

    I tell you who would have been all over this Dominic Cummings fiasco – Ian Lucas. He was trying to call the man to account for months for various indiscretions. Like him or not for his Brexit stance he would have taken direct action on this and through his influence rallied up more noise about the issue to both Labour Leadership and to other local Welsh MPs. Sadly a lot of Labour, including Sir Keir have been very muted during this whole issue.

    So yes, criticism played here against local Tory MP (and the invisible Mr Baynes) but also against a lot in the Labour camp.

    There are more and more revelations coming out – this story isn’t going to bed yet and just how many Labour MPs shot themselves in the foot for ignoring constituents on Brexit, lots of Tory MPs who took their place are failing to satisfy constituents who want answers and relevant representation on this issue. Politicians will never learn and are a pigheaded selfish breed.

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186736

    Matt
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    Cummings edited a blog post from last year retroactively claiming he’d warned about Virus. He then referenced it in yesterday’s press conference. He is a liar.

    If the average people aren’t bothered about Cummings actions then Anonytrolls wouldn’t be viciously defending him and Johnson on this post and elsewhere online. They’d just relax and make us lefties look like we are rantings, but you are all throwing fuel on the bonfire. 50 plus posts in this thread in a few days.

    Had myself and the likes of Cmaj and Tim had just been complaining about it in agreement then it would be much shorter. So thanks CouncillorsOut, WrexhamUser and Truth for keeping an issue that seems as important to you as it is to us well and truly going. This despite your continuous failed attempts to play it down.

    Bravo.

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186708

    Matt
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    It is funny how people keep carting out that it’s the left who are targeting and attacking Cummings for his actions when it’s the majority of the country angry at him – ordinary people – including the Daily Mail readership. Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells has written to his local Tory MP expecting something to be done about it. Left, centre and right unite in condemning the rule breaker who apparently made them up. If you saw your school headteacher vandalising school property after he’d given you detention for something like littering – you’d be pissed off as well.

    To find commentariat apologists who back Johnson Cummings Flying Circus you have to go as far right as Katie Hopkins. Then Attila the Hun style anonymous trolls on forums and social media try to sledgehammer their repeated blunt points across that no-one in their right minds agree with.

    Cummings isn’t a nobody, he smugly gets his mug about when there’s credit to be taken, such as over Brexit and helping Johnson secure a majority in the last election – he’s Johnson’s Shadow. So of course everyone knows who he is, the general public were forced to become more politically woke because of Brexit. The fact that he had the BBC waiting and the general public today just goes to show just how much he loves the media circus people claim hound him so badly.

    Because of his higher profile he can’t expect to just fade into the background and start breaking all the rules constantly like he’s some kind of anonymous nobody which propaganda is bizarrely trying to paint him as. When Ant McPartlin crashed his car under the influence – the entire media and the country noticed and there was understandable pressure and attention on him and his family and his associates. That is the double edged sword of being in the public eye. If you love all the plaudits and kudos garnered when doing positive things in the public eye either don’t put a foot wrong and remain unimpeachable. Otherwise don’t expect your bad behaviour to either go unnoticed or unpunished if caught.

    Last time I checked all the pub lockdowns and secret lockdown breaking parties were severely chastised by the Facebook mob – they have garden variety infractions well covered, whereas we deal with bigger issues on here. Most of us here are intelligent enough to know that sort of thing during lockdown is a bad idea and trust the police to deal with it. Unfortunately when The Prime Minister condones the behaviour of one everyone else has baulked at, then we have to start insisting issues are dealt with, as its a big f*ck you to anyone who hasn’t seen relatives in months, people have lost grandparents and parents who they were never able to hug again and in some cases weren’t even able to attend the funeral. That’s a tragedy and all that time Cummings was doing the Cannonball Run up and down to Durham whenever he saw fit to meet family members as he pleased. Now he’s shoving bullshit down people’s throats on camera like a regular Silvio Berlusconi.

    Oh and is it the case that the reason so many of you anti lockdown loons want it removed so badly is because you are struggling to keep to the rules and keep flouting lockdown? Because me and I’m sure the vast majority of posters here and Wrexhamites are able to stick to the rules. Big shop once a week, pharmacy for prescription once a month and a dog walk once a day, but more often than not I go after dark and don’t see a soul. My car was last filled up with fuel mid March before lockdown. No trips to Durham for me.

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186686

    Matt
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    The irony is delicious here – your name is votethecouncillorsout, so what does that make you – the opposition.

    Also if you are super right wing then are the councillors all lefties? But they are in power.

    Your arguments are more pickled than when Peter Piper starts picking them.

    Oh and nice nod that Dominic is running the show completely unelected.

    I’m guessing that makes it a bit like that kids TV show Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (Number 10).

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186671

    Matt
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    Nice to see Sarah Atherton and Simon Baynes very quiet on the issue of Dominic Cummings. At least 21 other Tory MPs have now called for his resignation and have been forced into dealing with furious constituents over the way Johnson has handled everything.

    Of course no photo opportunity was presented and there was no heritage railway to be saved this weekend, so it seems they are uninterested.

    They are also uninterested in confirming to the questions about whether local constituents should act within the law of where they live in, in regards to Coronavirus or if they should just in fact act on instinct and do whatever they see fit.

    in reply to: Cummings and Goings. #186663

    Matt
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    Ooh vote the councillors out, those bloody lefties should pipe down about dear old Dom.

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    Those irate Daily Mail readers, bunch of trots the lot of them.

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