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Oh Britain, what have you done (part XXII)?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by richgilb, Oct 14, 2017.

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  1. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    I wonder what excuse he'll give when they don't show up on time. Sorry, the dog ate them?
  2. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

  3. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    David "thick as mince" Davis will need to learn how to write first.
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    To be fair, provided he knows how to spell "clusterf***" then I don't think he'll need too long to write it up.
  5. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    Fubar ought to do it
  6. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    'Ere, no questions asked or big Reg will be 'avin a word.
  7. eternumviti

    eternumviti pfm Member

    Well, yes, there's a bit of that too.
  8. Philim

    Philim pfm Member

  9. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Yes, always good to read articles that try to analyse the root causes of the present economic problems.

    On a different topic, publication of the 58 sector-based impact reports, which were supposed to be made available to the HoC today, has been delayed by up to three weeks.

    Is anyone else wondering if they even exist?
  10. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

  11. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Quite. I'm not sure what's worse - not actually bothering to do these impact assessments, or lying about having done them. The combination of arrogance, complacency and incompetence is breathtaking.
  12. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    What the f*ck! Wow! I was half joking about the impact assessments not really existing.

    Is there no end to the dishonesty and incompetence of this government? I'm speechless. :(
  13. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    I'm not sure, but isn't it the case that there are 'reports' and that 58 sectors were analysed, not necessarily that there are 58 reports.

    Even so, the raw material should be made available. All this 'the dog ate my homework' stuff is, sadly, not as much of a surprise as it ought to be.
  14. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    HIGNFY are going to have field day with this...
  15. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Looks like Davis was claiming the former: "Davis 6/17 "We've got 50, nearly 60 sector analyses already done" Davis 11/17 "It is not the case that 58 sectoral impact assessments exist" from https://mobile.twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/927836264694501376

    Also "Lord Bridges told Parliament that the sectoral reports DID cover the "impact" of Brexit and looked at each in a "manageable format". https://mobile.twitter.com/mattholehouse/status/927880984376340481
  16. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    There is also the possibility that these asssessments do in fact exist but they are so damning that Davis would rather lie and pretend that they didn’t than have them published. Either way, l would have thought that this would easily constitute an example of the offence of Misconduct In Public Office. Perhaps the opposition parties could oblige here.
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    They're delayed because DD needs to buff them. He claimed they're fragmentary and need to be fashioned into a product the c'tee can interpret. You can place two possible interpretations on it- either he hasn't done the work and they are indeed an unusable pile or he has and he needs to polish it before showing. Nothing this character has done inspires any confidence. He's learning as we learn, it seems.
  18. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Or the offence of misleading Parliament, perhaps?
  19. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    Yes that as well!
  20. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

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