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Tuesday 9th February 2021

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Morning all.
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Good article. Really brings out how the Tories manipulate division to deflect from their lack of investment in decent public services.

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Yep, this is what "divide and rule" actually is in practice.
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This is just so damning. And frustrating.

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Boris Johnson 'doesn't regret' ignoring advice which could have avoided 'worst case' Covid-19
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Sunak is at least as much to blame there, though.
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:Sunak is at least as much to blame there, though.
Except, if you remember, Sunak is only there because Sajid Javid refused to be micro-managed by No 10....
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Good afternoon. A quite slushy and sludgy walk in the park today.

Now, what was that about British Values encompassing respect for the law?

Lord Freud breached code of conduct over Charlie Elphicke references

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An investigation was launched when a member of public complained after reading a Guardian report that the head of the judiciary had admonished Freud and five MPs for seeking to influence a judge overseeing a hearing about the release of the references.

Freud and the MPs – Sir Roger Gale, Adam Holloway, Bob Stewart, Theresa Villiers and Elphicke’s estranged wife Natalie – have also been referred separately to the standards commissioner by the Labour MP Helen Hayes. The outcome of that complaint is yet to be known.
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The hotel quarantine scheme is long overdue if for no other reason than to satisfy my yearning to once more hear that much-loved phrase "commercial in confidence".
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Willow904 wrote:
AnatolyKasparov wrote:Sunak is at least as much to blame there, though.
Except, if you remember, Sunak is only there because Sajid Javid refused to be micro-managed by No 10....
Yes, but all the reliable accounts of the past year suggest he has been the chief "just let the virus rip" ideologist in the cabinet.
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County council to reconsider Cumbria coalmine application

Planning proposal for project near Whitehaven has faced widespread opposition from environmentalists

The future of a proposed coalmine in Cumbria has been thrown into doubt after an abrupt U-turn by the county council, which will now reconsider planning permission for the mine in the light of the government’s greenhouse gas targets.(Guardian)
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Anybody around tonight?

Thanks for that PF - opinion locally about this project is more divided than some might have you believe.
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I think there was some sort of ball game going on tonight.
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Did we see this?

Woke before their time...

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There was indeed quite significant opposition to empire building at the time, something certain people would like to write out of history.
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US Senate votes Trump impeachment trial is constitutional and will proceed – live

Senate voted 56-44, affirming impeachment trial is constitutional (Guardian)
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The front page of the S** tomorrow 'covid vaccine offers 2/3 protection in just 1 jab and could lead to end of lockdown'.

This sums up the mindset leading to the worst death stats in the world, to me. Never mind less fewer people getting sick and dying, the important thing is to end lockdown.

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Re: Tuesday 9th February 2021

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The "magic" two thirds vote for conviction doesn't look likely, though.
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