Today I was accosted on Villiers Street, close to Embankment station. No, it wasn’t those annoying people from London Lite and The London Paper trying to thrust a nasty rag in my face, but instead it was a guy trying to get me to give money to MENCAP, the UK charity supporting people with learning disabilities. What am I supposed to do in such circumstances? I’m sure the work that MENCAP does is all very well, but this is not – in my opinion – something that should be done by UK charities. This is a matter for the UK government, and hence I am not going to give money to such a charity. The guy’s argument back? That my Ã‚Â£1.50 a week would help to lobby the UK government for more cash. I stuck to my position and moved on. But I feel so guilty! But I don’t want to give them money. I give a whole lot each month to Amnesty, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam etc. – a good couple of percent of my available monthly income. Anyway, if you do care about those with learning disabilities, I’ve at least given MENCAP some free publicity here – even if I did not sign up to give them cash each month.
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@jonworth D: Okay now about Hall Hall. Say she's resigning because we haven't got Brexit done.
J: Don't worry I've go that
D: Okay, next. The NHS, just say we need to get Brexit done.
J: Right,....do we have to go into so much detail on everything?
J: Never heard of her.
@WilliamMcilh1 @jonworth This.
He doesn't care.
So maybe he knows but lies to deflect the question because he doesn't care.
Or he was told about it but has already forgotten because he doesn't care.
It's all the same to him. None of it matters as long as he can say what he thinks people want to hear
Before the debate...
Johnson: "So how do I handle the Hall Hall resigning thing?"
Dom: "Who's she?"
J: "The diplomat who just resigned in a huff"
D: "Ah, yeah, just say you've never heard of her!"
(Or how else can you explain his answer?)
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