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By Arrowhead
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The Red Arrow wrote:Mods - can we alter Patel and Fox's thread titles with a 'Disgraced ex-minister' prefix?
Good idea! The Fallon thread will need the same treatment as well, of course. And the Crabb one. And.......
 
By Arrowhead
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Apologies for exhuming such an old thread, but it seems - depressingly - that we're about to be hearing a lot more from Ms Patel in the coming days & weeks.

She posted the most extraordinary tweet earlier today (below). Is she seriously suggesting, as seems to be the case, that both May and Cameron didn't "believe in Britain", whatever on earth that is supposed to mean? An astonishing thing to say about the two previous leaders of her own party.

 
By Bones McCoy
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If I'm taking lectures in Patriotism, it won't be from a foreign government asset.
Arrowhead wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Apologies for exhuming such an old thread, but it seems - depressingly - that we're about to be hearing a lot more from Ms Patel in the coming days & weeks.

She posted the most extraordinary tweet earlier today (below). Is she seriously suggesting, as seems to be the case, that both May and Cameron didn't "believe in Britain", whatever on earth that is supposed to mean? An astonishing thing to say about the two previous leaders of her own party.

 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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It's a poser and no mistake.

They aren't unusually thick - average or above IQ, so we can assume that they understand their briefings.
So are they delusional - they actually believe that Europe will cave in to Boris bluster?
Or are they lying through their teeth to get the no-deal Brexit that the catastrophe capitalists, tobacco lobbyists and insurance salesmen want?

As always, with no-deal, cui bono?
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By davidjay
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:07 am
It's a poser and no mistake.

They aren't unusually thick - average or above IQ, so we can assume that they understand their briefings.
So are they delusional - they actually believe that Europe will cave in to Boris bluster?
Or are they lying through their teeth to get the no-deal Brexit that the catastrophe capitalists, tobacco lobbyists and insurance salesmen want?

As always, with no-deal, cui bono?
They're saying anything, everything, to win the next election.
 
By Boiler
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Priti Patel accused of breaching ministerial code for second time

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... econd-time

Priti Patel: Tory home secretary blocked police federation on Twitter 'because officers warned about cuts'

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 23121.html
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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The Statesman reckons Patel is a problem for Johnson in the event of an election:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/u ... wvUX6n9goY
Everyone with a pulse has by now heard the following about the new Home Secretary: she is on the record as supporting to reintroduction of hanging, a position she has since pulled back from but is still dogged by.

She was one of a handful of Cabinet ministers singled out for criticism by Corbyn, who challenged Johnson to rule out bringing back capital punishment (something that he was more than happy to do).

As much as it increasingly feels like Johnson and his party have given up on trying to rescue their standing among social liberals, appointments like this will not help. Expect them to have plenty of viral cut-through.

The Conservative calculation, of course, will be that it makes up enough support among Leave voters - including the substantial minority of those who are BAME - to make up for the slippage.
 
By Boiler
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:35 am
The Statesman reckons Patel is a problem for Johnson in the event of an election:
Statesman's got that wrong then - plenty of people will want to know why Johnson doesn't support capital punishment and will fall behind Patel.
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