Britain has been waiting for ages for a report on goings-on at Number 10 Downing Street during the COVID pandemic, involving our beloved prime minister, his wife and staff. It is sometimes referred to as Partygate. The person tasked with this enquiry is a senior civil servant called Susan Gray that nobody had ever heard about before. She is not related to the world famous blogger - John Gray. It will be interesting to witness how Johnson wriggles out of this one for here, hot off the press, is Ms Gray's frank and thorough report:-
"O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." - Hamlet Act II scene ii
31 January 2022
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Just read the real report ;) She is not saying much only that several parties were definitely up for inspection. A very neutral report I would say, is it being passed to the police to delay a truth I wonder. No mention of suitcases of alcohol and no specific mention of Johnson.ReplyDelete
We have waited so long for a bowl of tripe. Johnson is using the delays to put distance between himself and the truth of what happened and what he said. He is as slippery as an eel.Delete
This isn't really for publication: Post: Line 4 word 7. Could I suggest "whom"? This isn't a correction it's actually a genuine 'querie.ReplyDelete
The grammar point you make is an interesting one. This is an issue around which there are various opinions in a territory of ever evolving "rules". My choice of "that" was quite deliberate for it subtly implies that Sue Gray is more of an institutional figure than a human being we might bump into in the street.Delete
I can see that and I did wonder. Then I suddenly wondered, given the sentence construction, whether 'whom' was correct anyway.Delete
The corpse of England's last grammarian shall be laid to rest, not in Westminster Abbey, but underneath a concrete bollocks outside the Pound Shop, Hackney.ReplyDelete
The concrete bollocks will have a quotation from Robert Browning's forgotten poem,
The Grammarian's Funeral.
As for Miss Gray, she is no Grey Eminence; she is Susie of the un-lovely, un-cursive hand; many an indigent bloke must have a crush on Susie; think of the sunset pension she will retire on at 55 (or sooner if Boris Jaunty has his punitive way).
Susie would make an ideal girlfriend for our Resident Bore, Hamel(d).
He can teach her the King's English for one thing; then there's that stonking pension of hers, paid for by all you suckers who love Queen + Country.
P.S. It is estimated that 2.5 million people in London alone are living in poverty.
The wealth didn't trickle down after all, as Baroness Thatcher assured us it would.
I think that you and Ms Gray would make a lovely couple. Sitting all night long in The Dalmarnock Inn supping pints o' heavy afore staggering home at midnight, ken?Delete
I refer to my previous comment on your last post but one.ReplyDelete
Prats, pillocks and bastards? I think that The New Mr Blobby passes the tests for all three of these.Delete
I find it incredible that this is dragging on. Is there nobody who can oust the man?ReplyDelete
Guy Fawkes was executed long ago I'm afraid.Delete
Didn't this guy have a long history of being an idiot long before he became prime minister?ReplyDelete
He was an idiot before he was borm.Delete
That's an official report on enquiries into political goings on? no wonder Boris gets away with it. It reads more like a letter she wrote to her mum.ReplyDelete
It took three weeks to write.Delete
Not guilt then. What does it take?ReplyDelete
He would have to assassinate The Queen with a blunt instrument and even then the clown would probably wriggle out of it claiming it was the butler wot dun it.Delete
1/10 for effort?ReplyDelete
What? Me? Sue Gray? B.Johnson?Delete
Chardonnay? Vol-au-vents? What happened to good old sausage rolls, beer (for the blokes) and Buck's Fizz (for the birds)? Also, what's missing from the report is the playlist. What music people play at their parties can be very telling.ReplyDelete
You are thinking about a possible Labour Party Party! Conservatives are more sophisticated when it comes to parties and they play ABBA all night long.Delete
I'm barely paying attention to Sue Gray and her report, but I suspect the end product may look a lot like this!ReplyDelete