Thursday, 9 December 2021

No parties here

I'm wondering why the news of the Downing Street party has taken a year to be reported. The  party took place on the 18th December last year and that was the day my daughter's father-in-law died in a hospice. He didn't die alone as son-in-law had had a phone call to attend and thankfully his Dad died Covid-free.  In the few weeks leading up to that day his family stood outside the window with only one visitor at a time allowed at the bedside. His other son and family would drive from here in Wales to stand outside that window. The strain on my daughter affected her greatly and only a handful of people know the extent of what happened within our family. To see that video yesterday showing Downing Street staff joking about that party was truly insulting.

I don't often write about politics on this blog but this tweet from Adam Price a Welsh politician sums up my thoughts perfectly.

"While we longed, they laughed. While we mourned, they mocked. While we stuck to the guidance, they stuck two fingers up. It really is one rule for them and another for everyone else. It’s time to stop the party. The Prime Minister must go."

18 comments:

  1. Agreed wholeheartedly Eileen - enough said :(

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    1. I'm as upset today as I was when I wrote those words yesterday Eunice. For all the families who have lost loved ones and sacrificed so much, dictated to by this government...

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  2. I avoid politics in public too, but I've just forwarded you a daily Politico email I receive, and the anger at Boris and his chums is massive.

    You have to wonder who leaked that video to ITV? Supposedly because the rehersal was so important only senior Downing Street officials were present. It's bad when the inner circle feels their only option is to do this.

    Politico's daily briefing (the UK version) can be found here:
    https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/

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    1. Thank you for your email Jayne and I read through it all. Seems that seven parties took place. I too wonder who leaked that video and why now, someone wants Boris gone.

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  3. I think your post brings it home, Eileen. You're just one of the families who have suffered terribly during the pandemic, the rules which were in place when your daughter's father-in-law was dying were terrible. Families not being able to say goodbye to loved ones before they died while those who set the rules were partying, well, I've no words.

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    1. Exactly right Jo. I am angry and upset for all those who lost loved ones, for the poor people who died alone while we all followed the rules. I'm sickened and have so much bottled up inside that I can't put down in words.

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  4. The tweet from Adam Price sums up the situation perfectly. It is time for Boris to go!

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    1. I've listened to him while he defends all the wrong-doers, Cummings, Paterson, Hancock and all the rest of them, I'm sickened by it all, time for him to go.

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  5. You are so right..........celebrities, politicians, sports personalities, etc., seem to live by a separate set of rules to us mere mortals & one of the reasons I keep away from politics, religion etc., & especially on my blog. Your prime minister isn't even English!! Breathe....take care & hugs.

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    1. You're right Susan, they have no idea how ordinary folk live, how people's mental health has been affected in this pandemic. I wouldn't normally write anything about politics but I am so upset. The date of that party was a significant date for me and I was just recovering from a year from hell and to watch that woman laughing, enough is enough.

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  6. I heard about it on the BBC News broadcast, over here.

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    1. Yes Bless, it is so shocking I'm not surprised it was broadcast worldwide.

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  7. It is heart breaking, it really is. X

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    1. Heartbreaking for all those who have lost loved ones and who couldn't be with them at the end. I'm sad, upset and angry all at the same time xx

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  8. totally agree with you, losing all confidence in them now.

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    1. I do hope Boris Johnson is on his way out.

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    2. Read an interesting opinion piece - Johnson possibly still in office because right now, no-one wants to be responsible for clearing up his mess, and that when the pandemic eventually recedes watch out for the stampede of those who want the "glory" of re-building Britain. This suggestion included politicians from both sides of the aisle.

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    3. I can well imagine that nobody would want his job right now and what a mess he's made of it, trying to lie his way out of trouble all the time.

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