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I'm not sure if you're referring to Jolyon, TJ, but he's said that HMG should expect to be sued if they interfere with the independence of broadcasting.

 

My favourite piece of news is that the Nigerian corruption tsar has told Johnson he needs to do better on corruption and dirty money. I wonder why our anti-corruption tsar isn't interested in what's going on? He's been very quiet.

 

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When it comes to the Prime Minister’s allies, there’s a pattern emerging in Downing Street. When Boris Johnson doesn’t like...

 

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What the good law project and its founder are brave and desperately needed, and much of what is being seen has been unearthed by their efforts - but not all

We've been commenting and linking on a lot of this for some time HB

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Well I think we need them, someone has to hold the government to account in court. There's also The Citizens and openDemocracy doing some good stuff as well.

 

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Exclusive: Details of secretive meeting between the PM and the oil giant among crucial climate documents the Cabinet Office refuses to release

 

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Tying one events current (ongoing) corruption and sleaze to prior corruption and sleaze and giving the bigger picture

 

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Editorial: The Conservatives want to shift the UK’s underpinnings to the right – but the rules apply to them, too

 

 

 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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The Ratcliffe Iran issue appears to be far more complex than information published has detailed

 

Why would Iran take this action against Ratcliffe ?

 

As for Boris and UK, this shows the weakness being an independent country with a reduced level of influence in the world.  If Ratcliffe was a French citizen, I wonder if they would be back home ?

 

 

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UB, as Richard says in the video clip, Boris Johnson didn't read his brief and told the Iranians that Nazanin was there training journalists when she was visiting family. [Edit: and refused to correct what he said.] Then the PM said he'd shift heaven and earth or words to that effect, to get her back and then seems to have done not much.

 

I think it's come to something when an accountant from Bristol has to go on hunger strike outside the Foreign Office to make this visible and get a meeting with a minister. Sadly, it seems the meeting wasn't encouraging and not much is happening.

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The civil servants union, FDA, has a judicial review over Priti Patel and the bullying enquiry next week.

 

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Senior civil servants’ union move for judicial review allegations adds to pressure on Boris Johnson

 

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Johnson's administration like Drakeford's in Wales becomes more Junta like by the day.

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Id trade you Johnson for Drakeford any day of the week

and buy you a beer or 10 as a thank you

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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Trust me TJ you wouldn't not if you live in North Wales, neither are any use.

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i'm not saying either are good - just that Johnson is unequivocally FAR worse

I'd rather have my right leg amputated up to the ankle, rather than up to the chest .. if I had to choose between the two

 

Johnson is amputated up to the hair follicles, then use your hair to wipe his ass

 

.. and if we swapped, you would still be in the same boat having the consequences of both - but with a lower penalty starting point before Johnson added his mismanagement and corruption, but the rest of us would only have the consequences of drakeford

 

Sounds like a win for us, and maybe even a small win for you given Johnsons lessened power to f*** everything up

 

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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PLUS

..  you would probably not be required to wear masks .... if you think that a bonus ..

 

Wheres your altruism, take one for the team

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“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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How Brexit and management of the pandemic is affecting UK tourism. From CNN.

 

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Tourists are returning to Europe, but the UK tourism sector has crashed due to a combination of the pandemic and political problems, according to the...

 

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More bad news. UK companies are doing less business with the EU.

 

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Almost half of British businesses that traded with the EU pre-Brexit are doing less trade with the bloc, or have stopped entirely, since the UK left the

 

Plus, Peter Foster of the FT says school trips for EU pupils have been badly hit. Ireland seems to be benefitting from this.

 

https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1460318993730969610

 

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NUMBER OF THE DAY

604,400

The number of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine the UK threw away after the life-saving jabs were allowed to pass their expiry date, according to data obtained by a Freedom of Information request from The Independent

 

 

With a half dose emergency regime, that could have given over a million people a first line of defense jab against covid and done something to limit the continuing damage to the UK's reputation.

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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I would image they were at the initial cost - so just over 2 quid a dose possibly - 1.5 million quids worth-ish

 

but its that they were thrown away rather than shipped out where needed

Johnson was happy enough to fly a hercules to Turkey to wait days for some unordered PPE to attempt to save face for himself, most of what was received being unusable, but clearly not happy to use it in a national humanitarian and reputation strengthening cause

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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Exclusive: AstraZeneca shots were destroyed in August following a change in vaccination policy

 

 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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and the cop26 host UK becoming the dodgy share dealing and dirty energy capital of the world -

 

Some might tout this as a resounding cheer for Brexit Britain - well in a way :

 

"the company’s management has been frustrated with the Dutch authorities in recent years, including over taxes. The government has been gradually shutting down the huge Groningen natural gas field, operated by a joint venture between Shell and Exxon Mobil, in the northern Netherlands because of earthquakes, and a Dutch court this year ordered Shell to sharply reduce its worldwide emissions.

Shell is moving to meet some parts of the court ruling, but the company is appealing. A move away from the Netherlands “would make it harder to claim that the Dutch court has jurisdiction,” analysts at Jefferies, an investment bank, wrote in a note to clients on Monday"

 

"The new (UK) setup would remove a limitation that Shell has faced when it offers share buybacks.

Under arrangements dating to 2005, Shell has class A shares, which are subject to a Dutch withholding tax on dividends, and B shares, which are not. Dividends to the two classes of shareholders are paid from profits generated by separate business groups. In practical terms, this situation means that the company can buy back only class B shares, limiting the size of the pool, while management must be careful not to sell assets that might constrain funding for the B share dividends.

The company said the new arrangement would allow it to accelerate share buybacks by creating a larger pool of shares available for them."

 

 

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The restructuring is meant to make the company more appealing to investors and make it easier to sell assets, the oil giant said.

 

 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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Michael Gove pushed forward firm co-owned by Conservative donor

 

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"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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More Brexit fallout?

 

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 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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and back to TTIP/CPTPP

 

"peers also warn that joining CPTPP will make it !!! harder for the UK to set its own regulations !!! in the future, in contrast with government claims.

 

And they took evidence suggesting it could make it harder to "justify bans of certain products and measures based on the precautionary principle for agriculture and food standards".

 

"we received evidence of a potential conflict between Article 18.53 and the UK’s current system of market authorisation of generic and biosimilar drugs.

""We find that two CPTPP provisions on intellectual property are particularly problematic, raising the possibility of significant economic damage to the UK’s patent industry, and higher prices paid by the NHS for generic medicines and biosimilars."

 

They add: "While the Negotiating Objectives make clear that the Government will ensure that the terms of UK accession are consistent with the UK’s IP interests, and the price the NHS pays for medicines are not on the table, we have not yet been given an indication of how this could be achieved."

 

What price sovereignty and making our own laws? Not much it seems:

"the cross-party House of Lords International Agreement Committee found that there were "limited" economic benefits from joining CPTPP."

 

WWW.INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

Trans-pacific partnership (CPTPP) has limited economic benefits but ministers are desperate for a win

 

 "Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “tinpot dictator” “mired in sleaze”

Boris Johnson Mendex est

“as he waded through the empty bottles and platters of sandwiches, he didn’t realise it was a party”

 

“The failure of the cheerleaders of Brexit to acknowledge the consequences of Brexit as due to Brexit remains remarkable.” - David Schneider

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