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The Good Law Project were in court on Friday and have published emails showing that Cummings demanded civil servants set up a contract for polling costing £580m to Hanbury, who were involved with Vote Leave.

 

The emails reveal that it was political polling on opposition figures like Keir Starmer and Sadiq Khan. The Conservative party should have paid for this, not the taxpayer.

 

GOODLAWPROJECT.ORG

Documents we can now disclose show that Hanbury, under the instruction of the Cabinet Office, were given taxpayers' money to conduct ‘political...

 

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Very smelly !  i am surprised that the Police have not been called in to investigate some of the allegatiions that have been made over recent months. 

 

The amount involved for the polling appears to be £580 k and not £580 m

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8 hours ago, unclebulgaria67 said:

 

 

The amount involved for the polling appears to be £580 k and not £580 m

 

I'm sure it must have been an innocent typo which I'm sure will be corrected.

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Expect the £579 million difference has gone to other friends, family and donors of the Conservative party or those who backed the leave campaign. 

 

Or may be not and all rules were followed to the letter of the law.  Nothing to see here, please move on. 

 

In normal times, these allegations would be on front pages of all newspapers, addressing the sleaze scandal in Government.

 

But there has been very little coverage due to Covid and Brexit related issues.

 

 

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I'm putting this on the Johnson thread because the exclusive club that Ben Elliot runs for his top tier clients also connects with the Tory 'Advisory Board' for top donors which allows access to the PM and Chancellor.

 

WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

His links to the Tory party chair and its major donors raise disturbing questions and have to be scrutinised, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

 

ETA: I'm not sure who published this first but I think it featured in The Times and FT first.

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Gavin Esler has written an article on how British government is supposed to work on the 'good chaps' principle but isn't any more.

 

He talks about Peter Hennessy and Andrew Blick's paper on this and how they foresaw a lot of what's happening now. Depressing stuff.

 

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Why do those in positions of power now evade accountability despite numerous examples of incompetence, dangerous liaisons, lies, and even...

 

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Thats absolutely spot on HB

 

Even the yanks have learned that having a president, that only has 'limited' 'limits on his powers compared to others is dangerous.

 

There is little doubt that the USA's General Milley and a few others prevented Trump starting a war just to attempt to be able to declare a state of emergency and hang on to power

 

Johnson may be a lesser breed of psychopath/sociopath than Trump - but not by much IMCCO.

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If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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Companies in the food chain are sounding increasingly desperate. I haven't seen anything about the government looking into this, they seem to be more interested in culture wars still.

 

WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Situation likely to continue unless government does more to tackle issue, suppliers warn

 

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PM's attempt to 'bluff' his way through pandemic led to last-minute U-turns, report finds

 

"Boris Johnson’s attempt to “bluff” his way through the Covid pandemic left the government without any contingency plans for school closures or the scrapping of exams, according to a damning new report."

 

"The Institute for Government (IfG) think tank said the “single biggest issue” for education had been the failure in the summer of 2020 to learn from previous errors and to prepare for further waves of the virus.

Its report claimed the prime minister deliberately ordered officials not to draft fall-back plans, a blunder that later led to GCSEs and A-levels being cancelled just months before they were due to take pace."

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If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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It IS what he does

 

* Come up with some idea

* Dont plan, dont cost, dont even sanity check

* refuse to hear its a bad idea or any other options

* blocks, blunders and dithers and delays everyone until its too late to do anything about it

** Then just leaves the pile of cack at others feet to do unplanned disaster recovery and walks away claiming a great success

 

Everything - from Brexit to bridges to peoples lives and education

again and again and again and again

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If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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The Good Law Project have been in court again about covid contracts worth gazillions that were awarded under the emergency procedures. The government has redacted large amounts of information which the judge didn't seem happy about.

 

And it's saying that some of Lord Bethell's correspondence may not be available because his phone 'broke' and they may not be able to retrieve it. Techies are saying that it shouldn't be that hard. It's very disturbing that public money is being spent with inadequate records being kept. I'm sure those of us who work[ed] would be sacked for doing that.

 

https://goodlawproject.org/update/lord-bethell-new-phone/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social media&utm_campaign=abingdon private emails 0308

 

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I find this all very concerning that contracts have been agreed without going through a process that ensures integrity is maintained. 

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Me too. Also worrying is that directors of companies have done very nicely out of this financially but supplied PPE that wasn't fit to use. In the real world the client who paid the money would want some or all of it back.

 

I saw a story the other day about one of these directors who wanted to buy an expensive house and showed a multi-million deposit into his account from HMG which got him the loan.

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If you have five minutes, this is Jolyon Maugham on LBC talking to James O'Brien about Lord Bethell allegedly not having records of messages he sent and received on covid contracts. Lord Bethell may have slipped up here, according to Jolyon.

 

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/lord-bethell-breaking-phone-could-be-criminal-offense/

 

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The European ETIAS visa-waiver scheme that some papers are getting aerated about was supported by recent David Cameron's government.

 

WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Exclusive: David Cameron’s government said to have been one of ‘biggest supporters’ of idea in 2016

 

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sad lol

 

If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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1 hour ago, honeybee13 said:

If you have five minutes, this is Jolyon Maugham on LBC talking to James O'Brien about Lord Bethell allegedly not having records of messages he sent and received on covid contracts. Lord Bethell may have slipped up here, according to Jolyon.

 

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/lord-bethell-breaking-phone-could-be-criminal-offense/

 

 

I think the UK taxpayer should clearly tell Johnson and his cronies that deals done outside the UK's stated mechanisms, are personal deals with the individual liable for them, not the nation - and refer any companies to their pals for payment for those personal deals.

 

Send in the bailifs to get nut nuts gold leaf wallpaper - should be easy as it keeps falling off by itself doesn't it?

 

Now that episode I would watch

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If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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On a lighter note (being as it sure wont happen now)

 

"Johnson offered Dominic Cummings a seat in the House of Lords, the former No 10 chief of staff has claimed.

 

Cummings also said the prime minister wanted to give his wife Carrie a government job with “lots of foreign travel”, according to an interview in The Spectator.

 

If Mr Cummings had taken a peerage he would have been able to vote on laws and could even have been appointed as a minister."

 

- Independent reporting on Spectator

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If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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I thought - Johnson wants her out the way already ..

 

... and hoped we'd pay

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If you are going to train a virus to escape vaccine-induced immunity

you would do exactly what (England) are doing

Jemma Geoghegan - evolutionary virologist, University of Otago

+ the vast majority of the worlds scientific community

 

"unrepentant and inveterate liar" “Moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity”

Boris Johnson Mendax est

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