Even if he isn’t leaving, he probably understands now that the majority of people in England think he’s an effing wanker, and that he’s getting pilloried on social media and in the press. So that’s nice. 😂
He won’t give a toss. He’s got away with it. My only hope is this omnishambles will irreparably damage Boris. Even some if his most devoted followers are beginning to have doubts about his ability for the role of PM.
Apparently BC is trending on Twitter because Cummings is doing what the movie predicted he will and was criticized because it never happened (before), presenting testimony at a hearing. It’s about Covid-19, tho. Not about Brexit.
Most commentaries are about how he should be preparing for a sequel but I saw a guy saying he hated the movie because it was “uncritical”! That’s a lie! It was very critical. The thing that angered some is that it’s critical to BOTH sides! They wanted their side to be presented as heroic martyrs and when they saw the other side were show not like heroes but, the horror, like human beings they were appalled.
It’s a shame because the movie criticism to the Remain side (their failure to connect with working classes and their despise toward people who feel abandoned and ignored) is not just on point but it explains why the Labour Party is losing elections.
He’s going to need a new wig for the next one because Cummings has lost more hair since the last time! Ha!
The article is interesting, though. From what I learned in the Brexit movie, Cummings was not known for making public statements. He had a lot to say, but he had other people say it. In the movie, of course, everyone got to see that Cummings was behind it all. So it’s natural that people are now hearing Cummings speaking and picturing Benedict doing it in a sequel. It’s actually pretty funny.
I found it all fascinating. I don't think he is a reliable source, of course, and there is something of the opportunism that moves Johnson and Co. on him but maybe with some added fanatism and madness (in the movie they kind of doubt of his sanity with that very theatrical scene of him listening the British people under the ground) but then there's all those fantasies around him in part triggered by the reaction to the movie (which a lot of people commenting clearly haven't even watched it!)
Tim Shipman, the writer of the book on which the movie was based, wrote a very damning report last year. Someone took an image of part of it and posted on Twitter a paragraph in which it seemed that Cummings was saying that he did not cared if some "grandparents" died because *his* herd immunity scheme. People were furious on him. But if you read the whole piece it was clear that the comment wasn't by him but by a critic resuming the government policy with hyperboles. Actually, the point of the article was that British government was divided and that Cummings changed his mind after talking with experts and though that a strict lockdown was better. Now I read this,
Of course, the trip to Barnard castle doesn't help to his credibility but he didn't say the quote about "oldies"! Still, some people think he did and are telling it to the writer of the article!
Mobs on social media just interpret everything articles, movies, facts whatever they think it would make them look better protesting them!