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By satnav
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Interesting article in the Mirror claiming that Johnson is planning to sack cabinet ministers who failed to support Cummings.

Priti Patel could face axe as Home Secretary for not supporting Dominic Cummings

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... e-22149571

Much as I dislike Patel I think on this occasion she acted in the appropriate manner, as Home Secretary it would have been wrong for her to take sides.

If Johnson does start sacking cabinet minister thing will turn nasty very quickly.
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By Andy McDandy
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Given that as a nation we seem to have decided that we're prepared to turn a blind eye to Johnson's lechery, duplicity, and fondness for the Bolivian baking powder, it really does make you wonder what Cummings is sitting on. Whatever dirt he's got must be fucking dynamite.
 
By Abernathy
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Well, Patel should never have been in the fucking job in the first place. If ever there was an easy ministerial sacking, it's this vicious hatchet-faced harridan.
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By davidjay
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Given that as a nation we seem to have decided that we're prepared to turn a blind eye to Johnson's lechery, duplicity, and fondness for the Bolivian baking powder, it really does make you wonder what Cummings is sitting on. Whatever dirt he's got must be fucking dynamite.
I don't think he's got anything in particular; Johnson just knows that if Cummings wasn't there he might have to do some work himself.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Given that as a nation we seem to have decided that we're prepared to turn a blind eye to Johnson's lechery, duplicity, and fondness for the Bolivian baking powder, it really does make you wonder what Cummings is sitting on. Whatever dirt he's got must be fucking dynamite.
I see this a lot and I find it hard to accept.
"Make it look like an accident, Bond..."

I think the case is that both Johnson and Cummings are in deep to Russian and other interests and this is all about getting a no-deal Brexit. Johnson isn't capable of running a whelk stall, so he needs the 'genius' of Cummings, at least until next year. That and the support of the non-dom press magnates. Some of whom are the 'other interests' of course.
 
By crabcakes_windermere
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I suspect they'll both go as soon as no deal brexit is delivered so that it's someone else's mess to clean up. Cummings may want to dismantle the civil service, but he won't be able to keep Johnson's lazy arse in the job a moment longer than his "contract" requires.
 
By Boiler
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Dominic Cummings Durham-stay cottage broke planning rules

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-53001428
[...] However, Durham County Council said no action would be taken as the breaches were "historic" because they happened outside the time limit for enforcement. Councils have a maximum of between four and 10 years to take action, depending on the nature of the infringement.

An investigation into whether the property was correctly registered for council tax is continuing.
"Whatevs", as I understand young people say.
 
By Boiler
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I wonder how far this will get?
https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... d.html?m=1
(Nazir Afzal has) instructed Mike Schwarz of solicitors Hodge Jones & Allen & Counsel Matthew Ryder QC of Matrix chambers on behalf of all of us who want to get to the bottom of what happened and why. To better understand what police in Durham & London knew & what drove the decision making
 
By crabcakes_windermere
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:35 am
Nowhere, I expect. Even given the massive hypocrisy, it's something that would have led to a small fine at most. Cummings is actually a more potent symbol of moral decay if he gets away with it than if he's prosecuted.
I agree it'll get nowhere, but it keeps the story in the public eye. Something I think will be worthwhile should there be a 2nd wave because Boris hopes the virus has suddenly decided to not be infectious at 2m for his convenience.
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By The Red Arrow
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In the light of today's events, here's an interesting tale from 2014...

Michael Gove aide accused of 'trying to poison' free school meals plan
Jim Armitage
Nicholas Cecil
Friday 16 May 2014 11:56


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politic ... 83984.html
John Vincent hit out at Dominic Cummings amid claims that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg had sought to have the former Department for Education aide arrested.
 
By Timbo
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Indeed, let's never forget that he ran the sneering, abusive ToryEducation Twitter account, now deleted. Thankfully, there's an archive:
https://www.bloggerheads.com/archives/2 ... education/
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