Discussion of the UK Government
:sunglasses: 23.5 % 😯 5.9 % :grinning: 64.7 % 🙏 5.9 %
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By crabcakes_windermere
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KevS wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:00 am
A pedant writes: majority now 78, isn't it? One down for the Government, one up for the opposition?
Not sure about that. He may not vote with Johnson anymore, but I doubt he’ll be suddenly lining up with Starmer any time soon either.
 
By Cyclist
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Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Chris Grayling has resigned as a member of the intelligence and security committee six weeks after he was humiliatingly defeated in his attempt to become chair of the parliamentary watchdog.

Grayling wrote to the man who beat him to the position – Julian Lewis – saying he no longer wanted to serve on the body when parliament resumes next week.

There was no immediate explanation of why Grayling, a former transport and justice secretary, quit. However, a Labour source said he was “off in a sulk” and had no desire to serve as an ordinary member on the body that scrutinises Britain’s intelligence agencies...


https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... signs-from
(emphasis mine)
 
By Oblomov
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54185180

Grayling couldn't even win an election rigged in his favour, how do these perpetual failures keep falling upwards?
 
By Cyclist
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Questions over £37.5m grant for port firm Chris Grayling 'coincidentally' works for

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/ne ... fRuyRkscHA

Very interesting stuff. We're even more poorly prepared for Brexit than I thought (and I thought we were nowhere near ready).
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