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Now she’s telling us that rich donors own the Tory party (and thusly the country), and that they like Johnson and so the MP’s better not vote him out.

 

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This woman actually ate an ostrich's anus on television.

 

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Boris Johnson, addressing cabinet:  We can now 'draw a line' under Partygate.

The Good Law Project, laughing: Yeah, in your fucking dreams, mate.

The law must apply fairly to all

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The Metropolitan Police investigated the various gatherings – we use a neutral expression – around 10 Downing Street during the pandemic lockdown by sending questionnaires to suspected attendees. 

Our interest is in three such gatherings:

  • On 13 November 2020, a gathering in No. 10 on the departure of a special adviser (understood to be the former Downing Street Director of Communications)
  • On 17 December 2020, a gathering in the Cabinet Office on the departure of a senior Cabinet Office official (understood to be a defence advisor)
  • On 14 January 2021, a gathering at No. 10 on the departure of two No. 10 private secretaries. 

Together, these are known as the “Three Gatherings”.

It is reported that the Prime Minister did not receive questionnaires in respect of the Three Gatherings despite evidence that he attended them. Other attendees did receive questionnaires. We do not understand the decision to investigate some attendees but not the Prime Minister. 

Attendees at the Three Gatherings who received questionnaires were fined for attending them. We do not understand the decision to fine some attendees but not the Prime Minister. As we understand the law, if a gathering was prohibited it follows that all who participated in it committed an offence.

We can see no basis for holding junior civil servants to a higher standard than the Prime Minister. And that is why we – former senior police officer Lord Brian Paddick and Good Law Project – have taken the first formal step in further judicial review proceedings against the Metropolitan Police. 

We invite the Met to confirm it will rectify its failures to investigate the Prime Minister’s participation in the Three Gatherings, or provide us with its reasons so we can assess the lawfulness of its refusal. Unless it does, and we have given it 14 days to comply, we will begin further judicial review proceedings. 

Lord Paddick: “If the Met is to avoid further deterioration in public trust and confidence, they must explain why they failed to even question the Prime Minister about his attendance at these events. We are simply asking the Met to either explain or investigate further, and if necessary we will ask the Courts to force the Met to do so.”

It was only after Good Law Project began judicial review proceedings in January that the Met agreed to investigate at all. And we will not hesitate to commence further proceedings to ensure it investigates them properly.

For the rule of law to operate it must operate fairly, without favour to the powerful. We will do what we can to ensure it does.

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, polishgenius said:
 



Woof

 

Not sure his arse got put on any plate there to be honest. Giving too much money away to people who might not especially need it because you've brought out a not very targeted and universal scheme to cover everyone doesn't really seem like much of a gotcha, neither does him handing back his money to charity. 

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1 hour ago, polishgenius said:



Woof

 

Woof indeed, as a Derfel already shared that exact same tweet in the old thread. 

But then again, our tweets are the old tweets, what's a meme may never die.

 

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It was Derfel not spocky as I wrongly assumed, who provided the link in the old thread. 

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6 minutes ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

Priti Patel is probably having the other 148 shipped to Rwanda. She knows if Johnson goes, she’s getting sent back to Azkaban.

Theresa May, Thatcher’s last horcrux, apparently turned up to the vote in a ballgown.

And Rees-Mogg will need to get a job at Ikea if he wants to see the inside of a cabinet again

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7 hours ago, polishgenius said:



Woof

 

Though the Thatcher quote is wrong, or rather Thatcher was wrong. There is no such thing as taxpayer money, there is only the govt's money. After all, whose name is on every pound note printed? It doesn't say "the taxpayers currency of the UK".

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11 hours ago, The Anti-Targ said:

Though the Thatcher quote is wrong, or rather Thatcher was wrong. There is no such thing as taxpayer money, there is only the govt's money. After all, whose name is on every pound note printed? It doesn't say "the taxpayers currency of the UK".

There aren't any pound notes being printed.
I know NZ is a couple decades behind, but even that puts you in the 21st century!

 

Oh, and the bank notes we DO have, don't mention the government either - "The governor and company of the Bank Of England"; Queenie is also there, of course.

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You speak for yourself. The Royal Bank of Scotland is still issuing pound notes. (You very rarely see them, but they exist.)

Anyway, in the brass neck department, the PM's office (you remember the PM, clinging to his job this week at all costs) have decided to accuse striking unions of being 'selfish'. To which the only possible response is, since when did No 10 have a problem with people being selfish?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61726567

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1 minute ago, mormont said:

You speak for yourself. The Royal Bank of Scotland is still issuing pound notes. (You very rarely see them, but they exist.)

I genuinely didn't know that, and I apologise. But it does beg the question... Why?

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