North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale has ‘refreshed’ a letter calling for a leadership election in the Conservative Party.
The renewed request for action comes amid furore over Downing Street ‘parties’ while the country was in lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised in the House of Commons for the ‘bring your own bottle’ garden bash which took place in May 2020 but has faced backlash amongst his own party and calls for him to resign.
The gathering of around 40 people is one of several alleged incidents and is being investigated by senior civil servant Sue Gray although The Times reports that she is not expected to find the event breached covid laws.
The Metropolitan Police is not conducting a criminal investigation but is in contact with the Cabinet Office over Ms Gray’s inquiry and will review its position if it receives evidence of potential criminal offences, The Times adds.
North Thanet MP said the ‘bring a bottle’ to a ‘work event’ was on ‘very thin ice indeed,’ and followed that up by saying: “I have already indicated publicly that I have submitted a formal letter to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee calling for a Leadership Election. This was done a year ago following the ‘Barnard Castle’ incident and has been refreshed recently.
“Having made my position clear I believe that we should if possible afford Ms Gray the courtesy of allowing her to conclude and present her report of her investigations into allegations of improper ‘party’ events in Downing Street before instigating further action if appropriate.
“That may change in the light of any future information that emerges in the course of the coming days.”
The veteran MP told BBC Radio 4’s The World At One programme: “Politically the Prime Minister is a dead man walking.”
South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay said he awaits all the evidence but said he did not know whether the PM would “survive this period.”
He said: “Are these issues requiring resignation, votes of confidence or other measures? I await the full report before considering these matters further.
“I was a Magistrate in Kent for ten years; that experience told me to look at all evidence, hear the ‘prosecution’ and ‘defence’ and any mitigation and then to conclude appropriately. There is no doubt that the PM is facing the most difficult period of his premiership, if not his entire political career.
“When he is at his best, he helps to bring a unique sparkle to political life and a rare electoral appeal. I cannot tell you at this stage whether he will survive this period; much is in his own hands to make up all that has been lost, which is considerable.”
The Prime Minister’s said he “believed implicitly that this was a work event.” In his apology, claimed the event in May “technically” fell inside covid guidance- calling the Downing Street gardens an ‘extension of the office’ but acknowledged the anger felt across the country by people who were expected to abide by lockdown rules, including not seeing family, limiting funeral attendance and being unable to visited those in hospital.
No surprise, arch remainer
Not sure what that’s got to do with it? I voted Brexit, but I still agree 100% with Sir Rog.
Has nothing to do Brexit!!!!
Has a lot to do with brexit, remove Boris and instal a pro europe pm and brexit gets largely undone. Wheels within wheels. That boris has harpooned himself just makes it easier for the tory remainers.
who woke old rog up ?
If you want to know the Tory Party, just look at Boris
Rubbish. Boris is just a flash in the pan. Look and listen to Sir Roger Gale to know a real a Tory (and a Tory that has won every election in 38 years).
I am afraid not, my old Tory chum. The party you voted for the last 38 years is dead, gone to meet its maker, pushing up the daisies, is no more. It is a dead Tory party, a late tory party. What you have now is labelled as the Tory party, but I am afraid it is now run by the very misfits, cranks and fruit cakes; that David Cameron described back in 2010.
As for calling Rory Stewart weird, he’s not the one in dyed hair deconstructing raves from the 1960’s pop music grave, is he?
You lost me there, but keep taking the medication.
“Johnson is a great admirer of Donald Trump, who logged up 30,573 false or misleading statements during his 4 years in the White House” according to the Washington Post! “Johnsons own record of duplicity, in word and deed, is unrivalled in British politics” wrote Rory Stewart one time Tory MP, and minister! He went on to say “he has mastered the use of error, omission, exaggeration, diminution, equivocation, and flat denial”. Although a fan of Trump, “Johnson required no tuition in mendacity, since he has practised it continually throughout his career” quoted Rory. Many put the blame on Johnsons personal turpitude, rooted in his rule breaking sense of entitlement bred into him at Eton, and the Bullingdon Club” said the eminent journalist Patrick Cockburn in the I newspaper dated 8th December! I could go on, but the mystery is why did so many people vote for someone who is so evidently a mendacious clown? Quoted me!
Rory Stewart is a bit weird.
How is he weird?
Have you ever seen him? He was very strange in that Tory leadership televised debate back in 2019 (Sajid Javid was impressive though).
I did yes and found Boris more ‘weird’!
Rory has nothing in his closet compared to Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and Mr Stewert has served this country.
Of course maybe if he had appeared on Have I got News For You he may of stood a chance!
Boris has been a very good PM in some ways. He got Brexit done after years of Theresa May’s wishy-washy “negotiations”, and we’ve had a world-beating vaccine roll-out. I do think he needs replacing though (Sunak would probably be my first choice, though I’d vote for Priti Patel for her visual appeal!).
Oh, and he absolutely wiped the floor with Corbyn’s Labour at the last election, something his predecessor struggled to do!
How is Brexit done
Negotiations are still ongoing
By that measure, it will probably never be totally done.
You obviously believe everything that journalists say. They actually do get it wrong and you cant always believe statistics either.
South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay sits on the fence as usual. At least Roger Gale has the balls to say what the rest of us think. How the hell did Boris the clown get into Number Ten in the first place? Doing his “Have I Got News For You” act was alright for TV but not in the halls of power. Now bugger off and get you hair sorted out. You look more like an unruly child rather than a statesman.
To say that having got Brexit done is a credit for Boris is absurd. All economic commentators estimate that we will be 4% down in terms of GDP because of Brexit.
Brexit has given us virtually nothing, and has created enormous problems in return. Shirt of covid, it is the worst thing to have happened to this country in 70 years.
That’s a whole different (and very boring) debate. Fact is WE voted for Brexit, and HE finally got us out of the EU.
I have a feeling you find facts, experts and being challenged boring.
I’ve met plenty of people like you.
I have a feeling you don’t like losing in elections. I’ve met your sort too.
Reply to Not Impressed.
At least he puts his name, not like you hiding behind one. There seems a lot of you making comments on this article are doing the same.
Peter, only a minority of the electorate voted to leave, but what is most important is no one had a clue what they voted for, as the Terms & Conditions were not available at the time and still arn’t (See Northern Ireland!) Also, no one was told that once we leave the EU we could no longer return Asylum Seekers to the first EU country they arrived at! Thats why we have thousands of them attempting to cross the Channel from France, where they cannot be returned to now, Duurh!
Then there was the biggest of Johnson’s lies, remember the bus he was swanning around in, with his slogan that if we left the EU we would get back £350 million a week! That didn’t happen, but perhaps if it had the nurses could have got a decent wage increase! The man wouldn’t know the truth if it leapt up and bit him on his ample arse!
Rome was not built in a day.
In a few years time you will be eating your words regarding Brexit.
The majority in this country voted for it, obviously not you or all the other Remoaners, including Sir Roger Gale.
A small majority (of those who actually voted) voted for Brexit. Most of the population didn’t vote. Stop calling people “Remoaners”. We aren’t “moaning”. Just criticizing.
you’re not you are bitter losers
Your wrong Jack, do the sums! The turnout was 72%, those who voted to leave was 52% of the turnout, 52% of 72% is 37.4%! Yes Jack, less than 35% of the electorate voted to leave, which was another massive cockup by the Tory’s! Any self respecting government should have set the bar at 66% to change our unwritten constitution, but no, Cameron didn’t think of that did he, or any of the other no nothing numpties in the Tory government at the time, Duurh!
The majority voted to leave, and it was a success, get over it.
Dumpton, are you a statistician?
You seem obsessed with figures and percentages.
Whatever you say, the majority voted to LEAVE, just accept it. It is a fact.
Roger Galehas no balls he not speak speak for me it is about time he retired no help to his constituents at all only those he chooses to help he is guilty of campaigning to keep Manston open knowing full well that the houses intended for Manston would have to be built some where as it turns out that some where was the farmland of Thanet the man is no different to any other politician when it comes to telling lies I personally loathe the man sitting out there in his home surrounded by pristine farmland while his part of Thanet is being choked to death by concrete
The majority of the population clearly did not vote to leave the EU and there was a small majority of voters who did vote to leave.
It does not matter how small the majority, it was a legal vote and the MAJORITY voted to leave.
Marva, the majority of the population that voted, clearly did vote to leave, otherwise we wouldn’t have left. Do you understand that?
There was a legal vote, and the majority spoke up.
A referendum is a survey. For such an important issue, it should have been made clear that the status quo would remain unless there was a significant majority preferring to leave the EU. As Dumpton says above, less than 35% of the population voted to leave the EU.
Roger Gale, issues a written reply to EVERY physical written communication he receives from his constituents and is available to be met in person at his regular surgeries. He passes on queries/questions to relevant departments and then forwards them back to the constituent in question, i’d hazard a guess he’s one of the country’s more active mp’s.
Not sure it’s a good idea, to call them the “Conservative Party” at the moment, there seems to have been so many Conservative parties, that we no longer know which party they are talking about.
There’s no party like a Tory party, but bring your own drinks.
Its now the Lets have another Party, party!
Boris Johnson, leader of the sTory party.
Go Go Go
I remember a group who used to call themselves the “Bring a Bottle Party” Have they now amalgamated with the Tories, to be able to hold all these parties?
All who attended any of the parties should be lined up, named and shamed and fired. Disgraceful work ethos marked by Friday booze parties. While we were all isolating they packed suitcases full of booze and smuggled it into No.10. ….we I’m going to get ‘suitcased’ now.
In reply to PJ, I totally agree anyone, including Boris who attended one of their many parties, should be forced to go.
They were just laughing at us (and the Queen) for isolating.
It’s that old saying yet again: “how do you tell when an MP is telling lies?”
Answer; their lips are moving.
anybody that rates churchill and that thing thatcher as great britains must be a total crank to begin with , but then they have had centuries of looking after and covering for thier own!
You’d be working down a German-speaking coal mine if it weren’t for them!
My father worked down a coal mine, Peter Checksfield. From the Welsh valleys to the Kent coalfield. He didn’t speak German, though.
Churchill was far from perfect. In fact, he was a monster. He sent troops with fixed bayonets to put down striking miners in South Wales. What kind of hero was that?
No-one’s perfect, but I doubt if we’d have won the war without someone so uncompromising and ruthless.
We didn’t “win the war”, Peter. The greatest sacrifice was from the Russians, the greatest opportunists who profited most were the Americans. We lost a global empire.
Robert have noticed you did not mention why the police and troops were sent in,wasn’t it for looting ? please, if you are going to tell a story tell it all, not just the part you want
Leslie, you are telling a minor detail. I recounted the act of a government minister who used fixed bayonets against a civilian population.
Sending troops with fixed bayonets against a civilian population is not a mere detail. It is what happened.
Maggie Thatcher was the greatest prime minister we have ever had. She had balls not like the lot of arse lickers today
Wow, he has a blooming cheek to demand the Prime Minister’s resignation. He promised his own resignation over a year ago but is still plodding along. About time he looked at all his own misdemeanors before calling out wrongs over a number 10 party.Were you not invited? Is this just the Pot calling the kettle black Mr Gale !
Rog will never resign KR he’s only half way through furbishing his FFFF French holiday home, he needs the English tax payers money to do that.
Didn’t do anything worse than the NHS staff that stand (stood) in groups outside the hospital having a fag and coffee break.without social distancing.
Quite agree. No one should break the covid regulations.
However, NHS staff have saved countless lives; Boris armand his team have overseen the covid deaths of more than 150,000 people (amongst the worst in the western world) whilst lining their and their mates’ pockets with lucrative PPE contracts.
Reply to Andrew
So, do you think you could have done any better?
What a thing to say, that he oversaw the Covid deaths of 150,000. He did not cause COVID, it came from China.
He and his team had to find a solution and thank goodness they did, with the vaccine.
We should all be grateful for that.
We should indeed be grateful to the scientists involved in developing the vaccines.
Perhaps many NHS staff have spread the bug unwittingly by refusing to get the jab. Anď Sir Kier hasn’t been to clever either. I hope Liz gets the vote she will finish off Lanour for good.
The reason Roge has kept himself elected all this time is knowing when to please his local voters. Whilst people will turn their back in droves from the Tory party Roger will have impressed his core voters by coming out and saying this. He is reading his inbox and judge when the time was he need to distance himself to save his own seat.
They are the unfortunate facts here.
At least we can say he is at least trying to represent the voice of the local people and for that he should get some praise.
Craig on the other hand wouldn’t know Ramsgate from Margate. His arrogance and contempt for Thanet has always been clear.
Should’ve voted for Farage instead. Or Will Scobie. Met ’em both, lovely chaps, but not really ideal to represent South Thanet.
Boris has had a tough time since becoming PM, Brexit , Covid, and has tackled both fantastically. He has even had Covid himself and has made plenty of mistakes en route. I do wonder if Roger Gale is a mate of Dominic Cummings as both seem quick to stab Boris in the back.People that have never made an error are generally people that have done nowt all their lives. How scary to imagine Starmer, Rayner & Co running our country !!!
Rayner scrubs up well and could almost pass as top totty (until she speaks).
That comment makes sense for someone who is responsible for his ‘art nude photography’ book!
Your profile pic is more risqué than anything in there Ruth!
I am not naked Peter!
I’m only teasing you Ruth (it’s a great pic!). Incidentally for anyone interested, I only have 3 copies of Thanet Revealed and 2 copies of Margate Disrobed (1 of them slightly damaged) left, and I’ve no plans to order more – so grab ’em now if you want them! My 8 music books though have a limitedless supply.
Who is your publisher?
I’m the publisher (they’re self published, and privately but very professionally printed). The music books are published by Amazon.
Anyway, just sold the final “Margate Disrobed” apart from one with a slightly damaged cover!
Peter I am starting to think you are totty mad.
Probably not quite as much as Boris.
It is the hight of absurdity to suggest that Boris has done a good job.
Brexit he brought upon himself.
As for covid, the UK has one of the worst death rates in the Western World. A litany of disasters, from the running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the spring of 2020 right through to his insistence that, You do know we know 100% sure it wasn’t from the Chinese wet market don’t you?in the face if surging Omicron, there should be no restrictions on social mixing.
The mans a womaniser and serial liar.
So which party do you think could have done any better? Labour?
It is a global pandemic, unprecedented, affecting every government in the world and every person. I thimk he has done an excellent job with the vaccination programme, and everybody is entitled to a private life, aren’t they?
Speculating on who would have done better is pointless. The fact is, the current government could have done much, much better- but they didn’t.
I thought it was the NHS (the NHS Boris thanked by offering a 1% pay rise) that rallied round and delivered the vaccines that had been produced by our scientists?
Currently the Uk is 31st globally in death rates per million. The consultant who told Javid of his reasons for not being vaccinated also remarked that the majority of those he’d seen in his icu were “very overweight”. Correlate the covid death rates with obesity rates around the world and you’ll see we’ve actually done quite well despite the efforts of the populace to eat itself into bad health.
If you compare the UK with the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the UK comes second only to the Libetarian USA, and way, way higher than Australia and New Zealand. Nothing to be proud of.
In order to help us, please will you provide the data correlating obesity with covid deaths?
Comparisons with new zealand and australia are pointless they pursued a zero covid policy and their geogrphic location made that relatively easy.
Peru, Brazil, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, all have high obesity rates and corresponding higher death rates.
Eastern european states in general suffered badly.
Whereas the likes of India, Vietnam, Thailand have done very well , none of whom have a health system that would be comparable to ours.
Also speak to any frontline. Nhs worker , especially those working in icu and ask the common factor amongst their covid patients.
If nothing else read the executive summary.
This is the US but gives an indication ( uk figures are not available as many ccg’s won’t record patients bmi)
Phyllis what the man does in his personal life is no business of yours or anyone elses for that matter.
I write part time both short stories and slogans for advertising agencies, I have been contacted today for permission to use one of my slogans I wrote years ago “ Same old Tories Same old Lies”
Maybe there’s a general election on the cards.
Bill, surely not the sTory party.
I’ve never met Peter Checksfield but whenever I read his posts I can’t help
but hear them in a Smashey & Nicey voice.
Not arf mate!
So he lied about the garden party and is being hounded to resign, but what about another Prime Minister, also accused of tellint lies about weapons of mass destruction and causing the death of thousands by taking us into war. Was he made to resign, no of course not, he has recently been rewarded with a Knighthood haven’t you Sir Anthony Blair
Only this evening a picture of the ever righteous Starmer has been caught on film at a lock down party with colleagues stones and glass houses come to mind the two faced twit
I agree Lesley and I am sure many more in his party have done just the same.
The fact that others might or might not have broken the rules does not exonerate the PM.
He made the rules.
Surely, if it was ok for Boris, it was ok for everyone else, too.
Or are you suggesting that the PM is above the law?
No, I am not!
Nobody is above the law.
He made a big mistake and rightly has apologised for it.
He has the public funded, supposedly impartial BBC, or Boris Bashing Corporation working their hardest to get him to resign, plus Dominic Cummings vengeful onslaught.
Even at the highest level in society, we all make mistakes and before you ask, I do not condone them. I am just grateful for the positive things that have been done.
Jack again I agree with your comment that weasle cummings should be arrested I will never forget him leaving Downing Street hugging that box which undoubtably had items inside to bring Boris down going by the smirk on his face and I also think Cummings has a friend inside Downing Street leaking information to the press
Only Tories think the BBC is biased!
I thought a tory was the top bod now?
I know many who vote Labour who agree about the BBC
Only Socialists (Labour) think it is not.
I bet they BBC did not report on the over one million who have signed a petition for Tony Blair to be stripped of his Knighthood
I thought Blair was a Tory!
crap, Blair is a lefty liar and a war monger if anyone has killed people buy their actions it is Blair himself
Very! One of the first people he invited into to 10 Downing St was Thatcher and she said he was one of her greatest achievements!
It was reported by the BBC.
Wrong. it was not reported by the BBC.
It was reported by the BBC.
Which bit of that didn’t you understand?
No they didn’t James
Marva if you listened to anything other than than the BBC you would know that many people think the BBC is biased
So what if people think the BBC is biased? The important thing is, can they prove it?
Marva I am not here to explain everything to you, buy a paper or watch tvnews, (not BBC) and you might, just might find out what is occurring in this country/world. exit that little world you have created around you and embrace the real world.
I don’t watch any news on television.
Just look at the balance on Question Time in the run up to Brexit, pro brexit panelists were far outnumbered by europhiles.
Also how many times is good news introduced as “despite brexit”, surely it should equally be a case of “as a result of brexit”.
But then no news channel is without bias, but the bbc has bias in spades.
I would think that of all the news platforms, the BBC is amongst the least biased.
When Labour was in government, the BBC was accused of being right wing. Since the torys came into power, the BBC has been infiltrated by lefties.
The BBC does what any responsible news and current affairs platform does: it challenges the government of the day and holds them to account.
As for Brexit: it’s difficult to broadcast positive success stories when their aren’t any.
Agree LC when anyone asked why? they were shut down quicker than a slide down a greasy pole I stopped watching the show in the end because of this obvious bias, BBC British Broadcasting Crap would be more appropriate the sooner they are shut down the better,they are a complete waste of money I T V are just as bad neither of them have reported on Starmer at a lockdown gathering that took place recently, too busy sticking the boot in to Boris
Prove it, Marva Rees? No need, it is self-evident.
Not to everybody, clearly.
I am not a Tory but I believe the BBC is biased. Infiltrated by liberal leftists. Only one point of view is tolerated.
Yes Robert the people who have left the BBC have said they have done so because they were not allowed to voice their own opinion they had to stick to guidelines.
All PMs make mistakes . Maggie sold Council house off cheap but did not replace them and installed the hated Poll Tax. Brown sold our gold off at its lowest price and set up the FCA with did not keep tabs on our banks leading to the RBS/Nat West debacle, Northern Rock & Bradford & Bijngley going bust. The list is endless. Boris has erred and apologised for some daft decisions , trusting Dominic, knowing possible iffy gatherings were happening in Downing Street etc. But he had no time to settle in before he was faced with Covid and the EU treating GB with contempt. He has had a child, had Covid, and steered us far better through almost 2 years of Covid far better than virtually any other country. Would the likes of Corbyn, Starmer , Sturgeon, or the rest have done a better job. Sadly most definitely not.
The EU has not treated us with contempt. We were the ones who threw our toys out of the pram and stomped off.
As for Boris’ “leadership” during the crisis so far: the list of his failings grows longer by the day.
He didn’t introduce lockdown soon enough, and he released it too soon.
He didn’t introduce a “circuit breaker” when advised to do so by SAGE.
He claimed his policy would be driven by data, not dates. But it was always dates.
His “world beating” track and trace system is not fit for purpose.
His mates and cronies have made billions out of flogging second rate PPE – PPE which should have been stockpiled, but wasn’t.
And whilst many of us were taking lock down very, very seriously, missing out on births and deaths of loved ones, Boris was hosting illegal parties.
I have no idea how Labour, Lib-Dem, Green or any other party would have coped.
The fact is, Boris was in charge. No one else.
He was dealing with something, that no other PM has ever in my lifetime, had to cope with and make decisions about. A GLOBAL pandemic.
For every country it has been almost a learning curve, as nothing like it had ever happened before. They learned as they went along. Would anybody have wanted that job?
He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. He cannot win!
Hindsight is a winderful thing!
As KC has said, what about all the mistakes other P.M’s have made over the years. Nobody is going to change your mind. It is made up and your hate for Boris is obvious by your comments.
But I reiterate my gratitude, for the vaccine programme which saved my sister in law and her husbands lives.
Well said Jack
The vaccine programme is thanks to the NHS, who really have worked tirelessly during this pandemic.
Boris offered them a 1% pay rise.
It amazes me how NHS staff say they are exhausted, and worn out over the last year. Why? What have they actually done, they have worked at a reduced rate, only seeing approximately 50% of normal patients, while still earning the same wage, yet all other occupations have had to continue as normal. The real heroes are those working in large supermarkets, they have much more interactions with people, and continue their normal workload.
I don’t suppose there are many people who hate Boris Johnson. Personally, I simply despise him.
Well a socialist would
Marva and Lesley, you’re like a squabbling married couple who clearly adore each other really.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing Andrew, isn’t it?
No. Mr. Checksfield. I think Lesley Peeling needs to get out more and talk to reasonable people. I don’t approve of her utterly negative attitude to people.
rantings of a loser
the above comment was to Andrew a person who think UK has thrown it’s toys out of the pram are you in favour of the way Micron has behaved to wards us recently?if you are you know what to do, go and join the losers
Can we call you Peely now, Ms Peeling?? Or are you the only one allowed to call total strangers by silly nicknames?
Indeed Marva she really is a nasty one!
I don’t why she bothers!
Call me what you like I have heard all the silly names before
For goodness sake give it a bloody rest no amount of moaning will change what has happened.
The appalling behaviour of the PM is a fact, and you can’t change that.
Maybe he should just man up and resign.
Andrew if every one who made a mistake in whatever walk of life were called on to resign this country would be in a far worse state than it is now not one single person in this world goes through life without making a mistake or two, Judge not lest you be judged
yes you have made a right bloomer thinking Bliar was a Conservative so you make them Ruth as do I.
Anybody can judge, whatever the Bible says. Of course,
it’s better to judge on facts rather than habit and sentiment.
Indeed so. But most people aren’t philandering cheating liars, in charge of the country.
The voters knew that before he stood for PM! That is probably why he avoided being interviewed prior to the election
Was it 20 years ago,in 2002,at the conservative party conference in bournemouth,that Thearsa may called it THE NASTY PARTY
Now that is not a lie Mark for a supposed Christian that woman told some whoppers when she was prime minister still does as far as I am concerned
I am going to have a solo socially distanced party this evening.
I don’t fancy cheese and wine so no point in contacting Boris, cannot afford champagne, so no point in contacting champagne socialist Sir Tony Blair, so think it will be beer. I will contact Sir Keir Starmer to see what he recommends.
Reply to James Gibbons
Did you manage to contact Sir Beer Starmer?
Ha ha ha, I like that.
Not at all funny. Just childish.
Marva, i think there is a bit of the child in all of us.
Jack Green did not say that he despised anybody, unlike your comment about how you despise Boris Johnson. Is it because the lighthearted joke was about the Labour Leader?
Peter I adore my pets Marva Rees is the last person I would like let alone adore
I wouldn’t use a nickname for Boris Johnson in a comment, despite my opinion of him.
Hey sir Rog, its not just the recent yawning st party events that will dim your boss and chums.
Please remember brexit and northern ireland, still a lot of outstanding issues to be sorted with the border.
Need a general election, soon !
134 comments on this post and only one for HM Coastguard marks 200th anniversary!
Says a lot especially as we are a seaside town!
The situation in which we find ourselves is a consequence of 10 years of tory non-government, not 200 years of Coastguard. I expect that’s why this thread has attracted so many comments.
Yep 134 comments! Most of them the regurgitated crap from people like you Phyllis Quot.
Always have to mention Brexit don’t you? Count yourself lucky you live in the U.K., as when your beloved EU implodes and many of the the EU states are on the verge of economic collapse already, watch the huge sh+t show as Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries finally fully wake up to the fact that they are propping up most other EU countries. The Greek financial crisis of 2010+ will look like a fiver lost down the back of a sofa compared with what will inevitably come.
So well put Koevoet
A question to Phyllis Quot, regarding the petition, to have Tony Blair stripped of his Knighthood. Was it actually reported on BBC television news or their online news?
I have no idea.
Someone said the BBC hadn’t reported it. I showed they had.
I think the link relates to online news and not BBC TV channel news. It is as I thought
Ella Phyllis has no idea, the petition was not reported
I think Koevoet’s comment is , on the contrary, crude and vitriolic.
Marva Rees pleased you think my comments are crude and vitriolic. I have obviously hit a raw nerve especially over your beloved EU!
No, it is just that the comment is crude and vitriolic.
how anyone in these washed up dereict seaside towns even voted conservative is beyond me , reading some of the comments on here you would think we were in kensington and chelsea.
If you don’t like these washed up derelict seaside towns (your words not mine) then leave. Why are you living here if thats how you feel?
I think you will find a lot of the people who live in Kensington & Chelsea lean much more to the left.
Maybe thats more the area for you.
Phyllis If you think, ableist that I would walk away from comments made by you you were /are wrong you are a vile person who would deny disabled people the same ease of getting around as able bodied people you are disgusting I will not back off from you or your likes .
So does my referring to you as she which was not intentionally rude justify calling me ‘fatty’?
As I said you are very nasty to anyone has a different opinion to you which I think is actually quite sad because it means you must be deeply unhappy.
I wish you well.
whatever Ruth, go play with you bestie mate you make a fine pair
I was genuinely being nice to you Lesley and I am concerned about you!
whatever you say no manners Ruth. I know I can be rude but I DO have manners Marva is a troll and let me put you straight every comment I have made over the last two years that Welsh woman has contradicted every one of them now I am up for a good argument the same as most people but c’mon every comment?two years?I think most people would lose their rag at being treated in such a way,what I will not stand for is having my name sullied by her or anyone else , and just to keep the peace I apologise for calling You fatty my name is Lesley NOT she and I will pick any one up on when they call me that lastly Ruth I do not need or want your concern,please save it for those who do, now I think that puts an end to it don’t you?
Leslie Peeling, I remember my father calling me up for referring to my mother as “she”. I am going back many decades. He would say, “Who is she, the cat’s mother?” Referring to someone by their name or position was considered good manners in comparison.
yes Robert, obviously some people have not been taught basic manners
Well, let’s hope Ms Peeling’s 6.57 comment really is a “final shot”. She’s racist about Welsh people, she can’t take disagreement….I suppose we should feel sorry for her, it must be very difficult being like that.
Yes Marva, anything you say Marva, do you want to put it in the paper that I am racist? you madam are the person who posted a comment in Welsh on a mainly English speaking site so who is the racist? not me guilty of many things but never posted in a foreign language where the readers are unaware of what has been said
Sorry people for going on but I will not be harassed by silly women who have no manners or respect for disabled people or come to that Welsh people who do not understand the most simplest of requests.
Perhaps, lesley, if you stopped hurling abuse at people simply because they don’t happen to agree with your point of view, then you wouldn’t get so much criticism.
C’est la vie!
bum bum bum de bum de bum bum nice music ain’t it loser, in so many ways.
yeh, yeh, yeh,Phyllis whatever.
I wonder if Kathy Bailes has read Lesley Peeling’s recent racist comments yet.
What racist comments? I come from Welsh ancestry but I see none. A little ribbing hurts no one.
chacun à son goût.
honi soit qui mal y pense.
oh please Miss, Lesley Peeling is making racist remarks Marva YOU posted your comment in Welsh in the first place not me. and now so are others you pathetic people I can speak a foreign language but you would not like it, English is the first language of this country NOT Welsh and certainly not that drivel from over the channel childish and petty people
It was not “a little ribbing” and it was not amusing.
it’s very easy to find a translation site online if you want to know what something means.
Marva I asked you a few days ago to explain what I had done for you to keep harassing me the way you do? there was of course no answer to be expected I suppose
French is a beautiful language, not “drivel”.
Still no answer, Marva ?keep on madam keep on it’s all on here for my solicitor to see
Yes Andrew, each to their own taste/choice
“his”, not “their”.
Your comments slagging me off have nothing what so ever to do with the story about Roger Gale.
I see Lesley some of your comments regarding my size have been deleted!
Fattism is the new hate crime. Don’t watch “My 600lb Body” on Quest Red channel. The word fat is never used there. Yet these people are so big they can’t get out of bed.
good good good Ruth I have apologised is that not enough? because you will not ger another one.
So has an earlier anti-Welsh comment! Thanks Kathy – it was also really coarse.
who is she Marva? you ill mannered person another one dragged up and what have I ever done to you unable to answer be ready for the writ.it was also really coarse snitch
Marva Rees I laugh in your face and when are you going to answer my question ? or is it too hard for you? whatever the reason that you do not have, must mean you are just being a nasty, vindictive contradictive, attention seeking old,lonely woman I have met rats nicer than you now can report that to Ms Bailes as well. you stop harassing me an I will hold back the writ, choice lady your choice.
Maybe just stop posting! It will benefit everyone including yourself
Yes Ruth I’m sure you and others would like that well sorry to disappoint but I will not stop if you do not like my comments then do the same as every one else do not reply but then I know there is at least two of you incapable of doing that. Lastly for now instead of you and that woman trying to tell me how to live my life concentrate on your own the pair of you are obviously lacking something in you little lives the fact I do not like people is nothing to do with you or any other Tom Jock or Taffy got it?
Being anti-Welsh is not a crime. Neither is it “racist”. Anne Robinson despised the Welsh but she still works on TV. Both my parents were Welsh but there is something about the way they spoke that made me feel uncomfortable. The Welsh accent does sound daft to me.
But the comment was deleted by the moderator and just to inform you that Anne Robinson was forced to apologise for the comments and offered to do some work for the Welsh Tourist Board!
I am not Welsh but think they get enough stick!
I’ve lived in England for over 50 years and until now I have never experienced anti-Welsh racism.
I am often told what a beautiful accent I have. I don’t know how any accent can sound “daft”.
Is it okay for a Welsh person to despise the English, then?
Well you despise Boris Johnson!
I am from Southern Ireland and lets face it we have had to put up with comments about our accents.
Robert Edwards comments are right, it is not racist, which seems to be one of the most popular words used these days and often not in the right context.
I hope the comments about the Irish accent have been as nice as the ones I’ve had!
I despise and disapprove of certain individuals who happen to be English, not the entire English nation.
That is good to hear!