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    Today's politics

    Dominic Cummings.

    Not even Trump or Berlusconi could make politics so "interesting".

    Do you believe what Mr.Cummings said to L.Kussenberg?

    I do.

    For the record, I'm neither lefty nor Brit. I don't even live in Britain any longer...

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    Last year Cummings was considered a lying x by much of the population, now they hang on every word. Sifting the lies from the truth from gross exaggeration in all politics seems near impossible to me, and this is all reminiscent of the school playground and petty revenges.
    Truth or lies I have no idea, but I would never give the man a job.

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    What amuses me is that for every accusation, the UK public seems to say "yeah, we thought that might have been the case, but we still think Johnson is OK."

    Most of it seems to centre around Johnson's alleged uninformed decision making and lack of judgement. Which we're used to in politicians, and isn't going to bring the government down. For all the mud Cummings is throwing, he's yet to grasp that it's tabloid tittle tattle that fells politicians, not whether they are competent.

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    [QUOTE=Gambatte;675062]Dominic Cummings.

    Do you believe what Mr.Cummings said to L.Kussenberg?

    I wouldn't p*** on Cummings or Kuenssberg if either of them were on fire!
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    I wish he had kept his hand away from his mouth - so often it was hard to tell if he was grinning/laughing/scowling. A fascinating hour of TV, whatever you think of the two individuals.

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    I missed it, i was out running.

    One thing that always seems to come to the fore is the fact that people expect politicians and well embedded advisors like DC to be honest and professional. I don't expect that at all, which is why none of them ever disappoint me.

    People like Keunssberg contribute to this culture of high expectation too, by asking questions like 'do you feel you've let the public down' etc. Its nothing more than outrage porn to me; people who don't care that much start feeling let down and being bothered about it all.

    I can't see myself voting ever again.
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    Would you prefer it if we had a system of direct democracy something more like Switzerland?

    Apparently this can produce unexpected results such as, banning cars on Sundays, building Minarets, or in our case Brexit.
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    I was not aware of this bigfella, thanks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_S...ret_referendum

    I see there have been some less contentious examples that demonstrate how direct democracy can work well too.

    Take your pick from the list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popula...lar_initiative

    Protecting wetlands and curbing excessive executive pay seem more laudable. But it seems a very mixed picture.

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    How about a start date for Xmas. Kicking it off early September is appalling.
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    And while we're at it, New Year is too close to Christmas. If we knocked all the months on, we could have new year celebrations at the end of what is now January.

    I'd also like to ban the use of flour dusting on bread products. It doesn't help at all and it just sticks to your hands and then leaves flour marks on clothes.

    Surely I could get 100,000 signature for each of these worthy causes. Oh, hang on - I need to move to Switzerland first. And I think that became harder after they passed tougher immigration laws following a popular initiative vote.

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