Yet again, I ask you to consider the reaction of our free and fearless press if this was going down in South America or Eastern Europe. What words would they use to describe it?
The grip tightens: Javid resignation shows even scrutiny within govt is fading
https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2020/0 ... utiny-with
The Supreme Court is clearly in their sights. So is the Human Rights Act, which provides individuals with protections from the state. And so is judicial review, the system which allows citizens to take ministers to court.
The judiciary, like the Treasury - and like the media, which is also under assault - are undermined because they can impose restraint on No.10. That, of course, is one of the foundational ideas of what constitutes a free society operating under the rule of law. It is now under attack. This is a domestic Brexit: the dismantling of institutions in favour of executive power.
Edit: Yeah - here's hoping...
Hmm. Bearing in mind all the dubious things we all know Johnson has done, Cummings must have an absolute cracker to hold over him.
He knows something we don't beyond simply threatening journalists and pathological lying.
I hope so because I feel like these two clowns are going to fall out spectacularly at some point!