An occasional selection of nonsense answers and statements from the government

Boris Johnson 9th July 2018

Not waffle, but an outright lie!

In his resignation letter (widely publicised, of course) Boris stated:

“If a country cannot pass a law to save the lives of female cyclists — when that proposal is supported at every level of UK Government — then I don’t see how that country can truly be called independent.”This was a lie.

The regulations were put forward by the EU and the UK government did not support the proposals.

A government spokesperson in 2014, referring to the proposed changes to juggernaut designs for safety reasons, said: “We are not supporting European Parliament proposals simply because they will not produce practical changes in cab design and could lead to additional bureaucracy for Britain.”

The European Council, which includes representation from the UK government, later adopted the directive.

Theresa May 3rd July 2018

“There’s been much jocularity around the term Brexit means Brexit, but it does mean Brexit”

Nobody produces Waffle as well as the government!

Nobody produces Waffle as well as the government!

Tom Brake, LibDem MP tabled (10th May 2018) the following pertinent question:-

"To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to advise British citizens living in France to obtain a Carte de Sejour. "

Answer from Sir Alan Duncan:

"A Carte de Séjour is a residency document. We advise all British people overseas to ensure their documentation is up to date. British residents of France do not require a Carte de Sejour, but are entitled to one. We will continue to discuss with the French authorities the future registration requirements for those UK nationals in France covered by the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, and we will update the British community in due course."
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“Welcome to politics in 2018, where there are no consequences for being bad at your job, or lying, or doing anything other than squawking misunderstood slogans in the face of facts. In some ways, it’s hard to actually blame these terrible politicians – it’s not their fault that every time they regurgitate some nationalistic Kipling-esque drivel about British trade deals, or lie about the status of Brexit reports, they fall upwards into a position of greater power. -
— Thanks to Jack Bernhardt writing in the Guardian March 2018 for this apt quote