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Trial by Media

(29 Posts)
Sussexborn Sat 30-May-20 17:54:46

Stephen Kinnock, Tahir Ali, Kevin Jones and Vaughn Gethin have all flouted the lockdown rules - but no witch-hunt for them?

Ilovecheese Sat 30-May-20 17:59:59

Did they test their eyesight by going for a drive with a four year old child in the car?

Whitewavemark2 Sat 30-May-20 18:03:08

Did they compile the rules?

GrannyGravy13 Sat 30-May-20 18:05:06

SNP Mr Blackford has been busy deleting lots of his tweets, very suspicious?????

Whitewavemark2 Sat 30-May-20 18:09:36

Did they lie?

Whitewavemark2 Sat 30-May-20 18:12:30

Trial by your peers as well, or at least your subordinates peer.

Theresa May has said Cummings did not stick to the law

Ilovecheese Sat 30-May-20 18:12:39

Did they go to hospital when they suspected they werec infectious?

janeainsworth Sat 30-May-20 18:23:01

Did they go to work knowing they had been in close contact with someone with COVID symptoms?

Whitewavemark2 Sat 30-May-20 18:27:23

Did they lie about their blog, making it sound more intelligent than they really are?

Ilovecheese Sat 30-May-20 18:35:14

Did they write a magazine article that gave a misleading impression of where they were?

MaizieD Sat 30-May-20 18:52:33


MaizieD Sat 30-May-20 18:53:00

And again... grin

Sussexborn Sat 30-May-20 18:58:58

So it’s fine for left wingers to flout he rules?

Ilovecheese Sat 30-May-20 19:17:12

But according to Dominic Cummings, no rules were flouted.

Whitewavemark2 Sat 30-May-20 19:19:09

Oh no rules flouted.

Instinct is the new buzz word.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 30-May-20 19:47:06

Travelling from Westminster to Skye after lockdown???

ladymuck Sat 30-May-20 20:30:44

Perhaps no-one saw them? Cummings must have been unlucky, he wasn't sneaky enough.

lemongrove Sat 30-May-20 20:34:49

It’s been trial by media for quite a long time now, but it’s stepped up a rung or two in the last year or so.

heath480 Sat 30-May-20 21:35:46

Big difference with what they did and what the Cummings one did!!

They apologised.

They didn’t have Coronavirus Symptoms.

They didn’t travel the length of the Country.

The list is endless.

As if we have not had this thread already ! Do you think posting endless threads about it will give you different answers.?

paddyanne Sat 30-May-20 23:29:19

Ian Blackford LIVES ON must have heard the "honorable dgentlemen of the Tory benches " telling him to Fuck off back to Skye ..several times.He went home ,he isolated for 14 days he worked on the lambing .....Surely even tory supporters must realise the MP for Skye lives on the island therefore going home was the right thing to do

Sussexborn Sun 31-May-20 01:30:21

So only the hate all Tories brigade are allowed to start threads now?

Sorry will ask permission if I ever start another one since some seem to be incapable of following the normal putdown of just scroll on by.

Oopsminty Sun 31-May-20 01:39:50

Well talk about trial by media

I think that the teacher is beginning to wish he hadn't bothered telling tales.

Apparently he made a 526 mile round trip to pick his daughter up when we were in lockdown

And the other idiot said he just made up the story about seeing DC a few days after as a 'joke'

Quite amusing really.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 31-May-20 06:32:44

Does that mitigate Cummings the liar and all round fraud?

It makes not an iota of difference, the British public were subjected to a pantomime never seen before of an assistant employed by the PM using the facility of No 10 to sit and lie to the public.

What you don’t seem to be able to grasp is that much can be forgiven, but WE WILL NOT BE TAKEN FOR FOOLS.

That will never be forgiven or gorgotten.

Ginny42 Sun 31-May-20 07:06:13

Fortunately the media are able to ask the questions I would like the answers to, so they ask on my behalf.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 31-May-20 07:26:56

ginny good point. Who else has immediate access to ask questions?