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By Killer Whale
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MP Chris Davies charged over expenses claims
A Welsh Conservative MP has been charged in connection with allegations over false expenses claims.

Chris Davies, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, is accused of two offences of making a false instrument and one of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims.

The CPS said he was due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court in March.
It couldn't happen to a more deserving, smug, ERG cunt.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47320171
 
By Big Arnold
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Junior minister George Eustice (Me neither) resigns over article 50 vote

Fisheries minister resigns in protest against Theresa May agreeing to possible Brexit delay
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... le-50-vote
 
By Abernathy
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Boiler wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:08 pm
I just switched on the news and Sayeeda Warsi has been reported today as saying the Tories are turning a blind eye to Islamophobia...
She was on The World At One and I have to say was absolutely sound on this. It was put to her that te obvious comparison was with Labour's problem with anti-semitism ashe was asked what her view of that was. To her credit, she dismissed the question as an indulgence in whataboutery, saying she was concerned to eradicate discrimination and racism wherever it arose.

Very impressed.
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By Kreuzberger
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Warsi's tale was the subject of the World Service's history strand, Witness, yesterday. She came across as a kind, likeable and thoughtful woman, not lacking in conviction, but there was not as hint of the current travails of that cesspit of a party of hers.

That begs a couple of questions. Was I not listening closely enough? Was the tories' present howling racism and Islamophobia not considered a relevant topic even though Witness regularly contextualises their stories with the present day outcomes? Or was an editorial decision made to deliberately skirt the issue?

The World Service has been an oasis of calm and balance, and especially since the party of the absurdly-named Cleverly seized the rudder. But, the dial seems to have shifted in the last month and markedly so.

The Brexit pack are all over the business programming and the weekday breakfast show is showing an unusual keenness to talk up the sunlit uplands promised by No Deal.

It's a worry, especially as the World Service is where the BBC is increasingly sending the kids to cut their teeth.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Most of the press would prefer we forgot about Zac Goldsmith's run for London Mayor.
Most are ignoring the current wave of Tory entryism from Kippers.

But there's a brown person in charge of the Home Office - they say.
 
By Cyclist
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On a different note:

If "only following orders" was not a defence for German soldiers who committed atrocities in the 1940s, why is it deemed perfectly acceptable for the actions of British soldiers in the 1970s and 80s?
Killings at the hands of the security forces during the Troubles were "not crimes", the NI secretary has said.

Karen Bradley was responding to a question from DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly about legacy issues.

"Over 90 per cent of the killings during the Troubles were at the hands of terrorists, every single one of those was a crime," she said.

"The fewer than 10 per cent that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes.

"They were people acting under orders and under instruction and fulfilling their duty in a dignified and appropriate way."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47471469
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