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Surely, they won't dare go off on their jollies this Summer?!?

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jura2 Wed 29-May-19 20:39:23

- standing on the brink of abyss- surely Parliament and new PM and Cabinet won't dare, will they?

MaizieD Thu 25-Jul-19 09:12:24

There is that, too, of course Grandad.

Apparently Johnson also said he would go to the head of the WTO. A WTO employee pointed out on twitter that a)the WTO head has no decision making powers and b) all the WTO folks would be off on their jollies, too.

jura2 Thu 25-Jul-19 09:55:57

The WTO does not give deals- they decide all ...taking back control?

winterwhite Thu 25-Jul-19 10:26:08

'Off on their jollies' is not in the OP so not sure how it came to be the title. Not a very fair expression IMO.

Margs Thu 25-Jul-19 10:55:03

I think it's up to the Queen to sort out the MP's and their leave allocation - something discreet like "Listen Boris - the country has been going to Hell in a Handcart for over 3 years now, you've not even had time to put new curtains up at No.10 and NOW you and all the other freeloaders are off on a holiday? One rather thinks not......"

And then have them all chucked into the Tower. Please?

merlotgran Thu 25-Jul-19 11:01:45

NOW you and all the other freeloaders are off on a holiday? One rather thinks not......"

Will this be an e-mail sent from Balmoral? grin

Craicon Thu 25-Jul-19 11:03:44

@winterwhite. The OP chose the title of the thread and presumably chose the word ‘jollies’ to clearly indicate their contempt for this appalling government.

Shysters the lot of them.

Kim19 Thu 25-Jul-19 11:07:38

Ask any teacher and they will tell you they work through much of their holiday allocation. I assume it will be the same for anyone who has access to modern technology and can be contacted immediately anywhere in the world. I certainly always had work home from my humble but responsible admin position.

Nanaval4G Thu 25-Jul-19 11:22:15

Well they act like schoolchildren they may as well have school holidays (or is that insulting schoolchildren)

GreenGran78 Thu 25-Jul-19 11:58:19

I hope that Theresa May, at least, has a relaxing holiday. Like her, or loath her, she has certainly earned a break. I can never understand how anyone would want to be PM. The perks are good, but I don’t know how they cope with the pressure.

sarahellenwhitney Thu 25-Jul-19 12:15:15

srn63 They can take their holiday but both commons and lords are compelled to return if called and in response to your other comment, I do not give a what the EU thinks of the UK. Think on.

sarahellenwhitney Thu 25-Jul-19 12:20:30

'What the' not being for the ears of the young and innocent.grin

Cambia Thu 25-Jul-19 12:22:39

Can’t we pay on results! No pay until they sort out the mess and let us get back to government actually working on something besides Brexit. Two years later we are no further on. Trouble is they all get paid regardless of the mess they put us in, so no motivation to get any results.

Any business owner would not be going on holiday if they had a crisis like this but of course it is not their money.

Agranbytheendofthesummer Thu 25-Jul-19 12:50:52

Civil Servants do not have the summer recess off. They have an annual leave entitlement to be taken throughout the year.
MPs do not down tools they work in their constituencies and can be recalled to Parliament at any time.

JonesKpj000 Thu 25-Jul-19 13:28:13


Dinahmo Thu 25-Jul-19 13:39:56

They'll be in their villas in Tuscany or Provence (wherever is trendy at the moment) (can't think of a more up to date word for trendy) sitting in their swimming pools with glasses of fizz in hand, getting frazzled in the heat.

Barmeyoldbat Thu 25-Jul-19 13:56:54

They go away on their jollies, comeback for the Tory Party Conference, This does not leave very much time so its just what Boris the idiot wants and we are then into leaving without a deal on the 31st. So he thinks.

Lioness68 Thu 25-Jul-19 16:21:25

Boris has already made it clear that he will not be taking any holiday this summer.

quizqueen Thu 25-Jul-19 18:42:45

I expect the ministers and their staff will be working behind the scenes even though parliament is not sitting over the summer, but everyone is entitled to some time away from work with their family. There will be no abyss though- that's just media spiteful talk, just a new window of opportunity.
If everyone, especially the losers, had accepted the referendum result and pulled together, we would have been out of the EU months ago and well on our way to new trade deals by now. Remainers always criticise UK Leave MPs and supporters, never the EU, who of course want us to fail badly as a warning to other member states who may be daring to think of leaving. Who wants 'friends' who behave like that!
I bet 4 years ago, the majority of Remainers never even gave much thought about the EU and certainly never woke up each morning jumping out of bed to sing their praises and say how wonderful it was to be a member state and pay £50 million A DAY to have a supposedly 'Free Trade Agreement'!!

MaizieD Thu 25-Jul-19 20:22:22

Boris has already made it clear that he will not be taking any holiday this summer.

So what's he going to do? There's no-one around to 'negotiate' with.

Don't tell me he's going to be hard at work planning to reverse all the tory cuts made by their austerity policies? hmm

MaizieD Thu 25-Jul-19 20:27:26

I bet 4 years ago, the majority of Remainers never even gave much thought about the EU

Funny that, because 4 years ago polling showed that fewer than 10% of Brits cared enough about the EU to think it particularly important. If you've been stewing over it for 40 years you're definitely in the minority.

varian Thu 25-Jul-19 21:33:31

That is for showing us this graph * Maizie*

It should be pointed out that this is not a forecast, which the leavers might just dismiss as fake news. It is a record of the way public opinion was manipulated before the fraudulent referendum.

varian Thu 25-Jul-19 21:34:21

Thank you - not that is

Saetana Thu 25-Jul-19 23:14:27

Boris Johnson is not taking a summer holiday, can't speak for anyone in the cabinet either way.

glammagran Thu 25-Jul-19 23:28:55

I personally think MP’s like any other group of working people should be entitled to time off. Maybe summer recess isn’t the best idea - leave should be staggered.

absthame Fri 26-Jul-19 14:57:04

If it was up to Parliament they would continue sitting. Government want them out of the way so that they are not being over seen. It's ever thus at a time of crisis hence the talk of prologing Parliament. Governments are anti-democratic, Parliament is democratic.