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By Cyclist
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I bet he wasn't expecting this:
Chancellor Rishi Sunak told he's banned from local pub over free school meals vote
The pub owner says his choice to ban Rishi Sunak was made in defence of his beliefs and not "in search of publicity".
By Clare Sibthorpe, News reporter

https://news.sky.com/story/amp/chancell ... e-12112515
The "little people" are fighting back 8)
 
By Oblomov
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54824120

The correct thing to do even if Red Rishi is just painting himself as an angel for when Rambozza The Clown gets booted next year.

Though if Lockdown 2 had started during the school half term so it would've been less disruption to both kids education and not made yet another crack for people to fall through via being laid off by the end of furlough (though hopefully they will be rehired and placed onto furlough).
 
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Sounds like Rishi's gone for the Gammon vote by taking a scythe to foreign aid.
Mental really: There are 3 strands to projecting power.
* Military - big spaff this time after years of neglect.
* Diplomatic - Brexit: take an F minus.
* Aid - in which we shit on the poorest at a time when China is doing a big outreach campaign.
 
By The Red Arrow
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My job coach has been in touch - looks like they're expecting trade...
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Johnson's new golden age...

 
By davidjay
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Boiler wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Sounds like Rishi's gone for the Gammon vote by taking a scythe to foreign aid.
In 2010 they pledged to raise foreign aid to win votes. In 2019 they're cutting it for the same reason. What does that say about where are?
 
By Boiler
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davidjay wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Boiler wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Sounds like Rishi's gone for the Gammon vote by taking a scythe to foreign aid.
In 2010 they pledged to raise foreign aid to win votes. In 2019 they're cutting it for the same reason. What does that say about where are?
Fucked?
 
By The Red Arrow
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That''s one helluva safety net he's got himself there, next time he tells you he feels our fiscal pain...

Huge wealth of Rishi Sunak's family not declared in ministerial register

Exclusive: Akshata Murty, Sunak’s wife, holds multimillion-pound portfolio making her richer than the Queen
A combined £1.7bn shareholding in Infosys, which employs thousands of staff in the UK and has held contracts with government ministries and public bodies.

• A £900m-a-year joint venture with Amazon in India, through an investment vehicle owned by Murty’s father.

• A direct shareholding by Murty in a UK firm which runs Jamie Oliver and Wendy’s burger restaurants in India.

• Five other UK companies where Murty is a director or direct shareholder, including a Mayfair outfitter that supplies the tailcoats worn by pupils at Eton College.

Sir Alistair Graham, a former chair of the committee on standards in public life, which acts as a watchdog for UK public office holders, said it was vital that Sunak declare the financial interests of himself and his close family given “the chancellor’s capacity to determine the government’s financial and business policies”.

“He seems to have taken the most minimalist approach possible to this requirement. Perhaps Rishi Sunak should carefully read the ‘Seven principles of Public Life’ to make sure he is fulfilling the two principles of ‘Honesty and Leadership’.”
The interest could be seen to present a conflict, because Infosys is a contractor to the UK government and publicly funded organisations.

Since 2015, the firm has won taxpayer-funded work worth £22m, according to filings on the government’s contracts website. These include a £5m deal with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, awarded in 2018, which runs until 2021.

Infosys has also worked for the Home Office and has signed a framework agreement with Whitehall, which means it can be awarded contracts without competition.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... l-register
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By Kreuzberger
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Doesn't take a genius to work out why a:) he is entirely relaxed about no deal, and b:) why they wanted the Saj out of the way, does it?
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