Discussion of the UK Government
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By Watchman
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#528812
The way I look at it; take the basic "crime", looking at porn on your works computer, now everyone here knows, that's gross misconduct your employer investigates and with the overview of it systems shouldn't be too difficult t o prove/disprove, plus most company's have a multitude of blocks to stop you accessing in the first place, and straight out the door.
So I ask
a) how was it originally discovered
b) once discovered, was it properly investigated
c) what was the outcome of any investigation; if proven and he didn't go, points to a cover-up and porky pies.
d) why was plod called in
 
By Zuriblue
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#528825
If I remember correctly the Police were called in to investigate leaks from the Home Office.

In any case what a shame that a promising career should be tossed away like that.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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I saw David Mellor interviewed by Adam Boulton today. He was pretty scathing of the government, and made a number of pertinent criticisms, but perhaps the most apt was that it would be a good thing if instead of choosing a long-time friend and 'supporter' as a cabinet minister she were to choose someone demonstrably capable of doing the job.
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By Big Arnold
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:20 pm
I saw David Mellor interviewed by Adam Boulton today. He was pretty scathing of the government, and made a number of pertinent criticisms, but perhaps the most apt was that it would be a good thing if instead of choosing a long-time friend and 'supporter' as a cabinet minister she were to choose someone demonstrably capable of doing the job.
Why should the first secretary of state be the only such cabinet minister?
By Andy McDandy
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#528831
A point that may have been missed is that Green was a soft Brexiteer. And wanker.

This may well be the hard Brexit mob flexing their muscles. Plenty on their side have done sacking-worthy things, but ain't going nowhere.
 
By Timbo
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The party (including May) have now gone on the offensive over this. Apparently an investigation must take place into the officers who leaked the fact that he was jerking off at his desk during office hours, seemingly on multiple occasions. One small mercy of the ineptitude of this bunch is that they can't even see when to stop digging a hole and avoid prolonging a PR disaster. If Green had let this go all those years ago it'd be a sub-paragraph on Wikipedia by now.
 
By MisterMuncher
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#528840
At no point is anyone going to mention that a really easy way to avoid police leaks and press gossip about wanking at work would be to not wank at work. Going after the police et al seems a bit playground.
 
By Boiler
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Guardian's take on the attacks on Kate Maltby:
The Mail’s hatchet job, on a journalist who dared to speak out against a politician perhaps favoured by its editor-in-chief, ends with a killer line from a “Tory source” suggesting Maltby “might be more careful the next time she’s asked to write a piece trashing a decent man”. It seems fair to ask whether the Mail will be more careful next time it trashes a decent woman.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/ ... on-revival
 
By Samanfur
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#534902
Look who's back:
Millions of workers face having to pay hundreds of pounds more each year in 'radical' new plan to 'tax the over-40s'

Radical plans to make millions of workers aged 40 and over pay hundreds of pounds extra in tax every year to fund the growing number of people who will live to 100 have been put forward by ex-Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green.

Mr Green says the move, bound to be dubbed 'Dementia Tax 2', is the only way to ensure that the very elderly who need full-time care can live – and die – in dignity.

He hopes to launch a campaign to win support for the latest attempt to tackle what experts have called the 'social care time bomb' facing Britain.

Mr Green was speaking in his first major newspaper interview since he was forced to resign as Theresa May's deputy in December over claims of inappropriate behaviour towards a woman journalist and pornography found on his Commons computer.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Samanfur wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:50 am
Look who's back:
Millions of workers face having to pay hundreds of pounds more each year in 'radical' new plan to 'tax the over-40s'

Radical plans to make millions of workers aged 40 and over pay hundreds of pounds extra in tax every year to fund the growing number of people who will live to 100 have been put forward by ex-Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green.

Mr Green says the move, bound to be dubbed 'Dementia Tax 2', is the only way to ensure that the very elderly who need full-time care can live – and die – in dignity.

He hopes to launch a campaign to win support for the latest attempt to tackle what experts have called the 'social care time bomb' facing Britain.

Mr Green was speaking in his first major newspaper interview since he was forced to resign as Theresa May's deputy in December over claims of inappropriate behaviour towards a woman journalist and pornography found on his Commons computer.
"I'll bet they're all coining it with the recent trend for MILF Porn" he said.
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