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 Post subject: Monday 19th October 2020
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 6:44 am 
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Communities secretary ⁦@RobertJenrick tells ⁦@BBCBreakfast a deal could be done today or tomorrow with Greater Manchester -'we will pull all the levers


This government manages to make something as straightforward as working with local government to protect people from Covid sound grubby somehow.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 9:49 am 
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Man arrested over leak of Kim Darroch cables criticising Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... sing-trump

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A man has been arrested in connection with the leak of highly sensitive cables sent to London by the UK ambassador to Washington savaging Donald Trump’s character and leadership skills.

The man, believed to be a civil servant at the Department for International Trade, was arrested on Tuesday after a 15-month inquiry appeared to have gone cold.

Lord Darroch was forced to quit as ambassador in July 2019 after his confidential cables criticising Trump’s chaotic presidency and claiming he radiated insecurity were leaked. The US president said he would no longer cooperate with Darroch, and Boris Johnson, at the time a Conservative leadership candidate, refused to give the ambassador his full backing.


That was hardly a surprise.

In a report I saw about this at the weekend the headline wrote it as 'civil servant' which made me wonder whether it was a SpAd.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 10:34 am 
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Johnson is now "letting it be known" that he wouldn't mind Biden winning. Trump has put even him off, it would appear.


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Business secretary [Alok Sharma] claims whether or not Brexit is 'no-deal' is 'question of semantics' (Politics Live, Guardian)


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Johnson is now "letting it be known" that he wouldn't mind Biden winning. Trump has put even him off, it would appear.


Boris Johnson is merely hedging his bets.


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 11:02 am 
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PorFavor wrote:
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Johnson is now "letting it be known" that he wouldn't mind Biden winning. Trump has put even him off, it would appear.


Boris Johnson is merely hedging his bets.


It's called backing the winner - Murdoch's papers were past masters at it.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 11:18 am 
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PorFavor wrote:
AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Johnson is now "letting it be known" that he wouldn't mind Biden winning. Trump has put even him off, it would appear.


Boris Johnson is merely hedging his bets.


Well if there is one thing he is no stranger to, its opportunism.


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Liz Truss.

This must be the biggest load of bollocks yet.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new- ... me-of-work

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The Board will advise the government and DIT on its trade strategy, provide intellectual leadership on trade policy, and help Britain make the case for free and fair trade across the world.

'intellectual leadership'

FFS.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 1:24 pm 
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Would someone please tell Liz Truss and the Intellectuals that there's only one "t" in "combating"?


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Interesting thread from a few weeks ago.

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Contact tracing, testing, and speed of reopening differed dramatically between #NewYork and #Madrid.

New York opened the economy without overwhelming the hospitals and confirmed its credentials as a serious place to do business.

By simply doing what experts say since March.

https://twitter.com/_MiguelHernan/statu ... 8194982912

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 1:30 pm 
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FFS in very large,very bold characters.

https://twitter.com/HSJnews/status/1318063655876022272

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Such generosity of spirit.


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FFS in very large,very bold characters.

https://twitter.com/HSJnews/status/1318063655876022272




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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct, 2020 9:58 pm 
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More good election news today, from Bolivia this time. I hope all those "liberals" who cheered on last year's coup there are suitably embarrassed.


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