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Frosty

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Wow. I wonder if this will cut through? Boris still has crazily high personal ratings.
 

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Is 'Count Binface' in anyway related to 'Screaming Lord Sutch' and the Monster Raving Loony Party?
 

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I'm actually surprised that the Cummings story is still headline news. Seems like anything negative about Boris is either ignored or just mentioned in passing.
It’s a good indication that his days are numbered. If this was 12 months ago it would have been buried.
 

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I'm actually surprised that the Cummings story is still headline news. Seems like anything negative about Boris is either ignored or just mentioned in passing.
I reckon it's because of Cummings. On one side they've got their love of Boris, but on the other side they know that they have somebody with a load of gossip and is somebody that would be willing to talk about them if he's annoyed enough. They're seeing the potential future headlines over the next few weeks.

The thing I'm most surprised about is that Boris / Conservatives seem to want to bring Cummings into this. Even as an outsider it's obvious that Cummings will do everything to look after himself even if it brings Boris down with him.
 

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I'm surprised and disappointed that Cummings couldn't come up with something better than this. Pretty much non-stories, no one gives a toss. They're pretty easy to counter as well, not in a tecnically correct way, but in a way average voter will say 'fair enough'.

Giving contracts to mates now, if true, that's what people should be concentrating on.
 

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I'm surprised and disappointed that Cummings couldn't come up with something better than this. Pretty much non-stories, no one gives a toss. They're pretty easy to counter as well, not in a tecnically correct way, but in a way average voter will say 'fair enough'.

Giving contracts to mates now, if true, that's what people should be concentrating on.
I think Cummings is only just beginning. This has got “drip drip” written all over it. He will let Johnson respond and deny before he drops the next bombshell which smashes Boris’ defence.
 

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Ah yes, the same forgiveness that lets his own kiddie fiddlers off the hook time and time again?
Correct and the exact reason why this man and any of his others have no place in modern society to be commenting on anything. He only recently just came out and acknowledged the church had major issues with racism. Get your own house in order!
 

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I think Cummings is only just beginning. This has got “drip drip” written all over it. He will let Johnson respond and deny before he drops the next bombshell which smashes Boris’ defence.
Crossed my mind too. He should have loads of lethal stuff, let's see it.
 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56846908

The only thing that pisses me off more than these horrendous politicians is when this idiot is wheeled out to comment on things that he should have absolutely zero say on.
Flies in the face of politicians telling (generally outspoken left wing) celebrities to "stay out of politics". It's an absolutely stupid phrase to use in the first place but if they're going to use it then maybe it should apply to absolutely everyone.
 

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Genuine question - is there a regulator / independent body that would investigate a potential issue like Tory donors recieving favourable treatment / financial rewards?

I know in France you had Sarkozy getting convicted, and in Israel currently you have Netenyahu. Is there precedent in the UK?
 

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It was easy for the Brexit voters to side with Boris, until now I hope. Cummings was a real a champion of theirs, someone who "understood the silent majority". Who will these numerous voters side with on this?
 

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It was easy for the Brexit voters to side with Boris, until now I hope. Cummings was a real a champion of theirs, someone who "understood the silent majority". Who will these numerous voters side with on this?
Over what? People paying for his flat to be decorated - he wanted to save the taxpayer money. Dyson wanting to make sure his staff weren't taxed twice, in two countries? - sounds reasonable. Those answers might not be actually correct but they'll do the job, Boris won't lose a single vote over this, not one.

What Cummings says next might be a different matter, I hope.
 

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Hold the front pages, Boris is accused of unethical behaviour!!!.... by Dominic Cummings... this seems like another unholy alliance to knock Tory sleaze off the front pages.
 

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Anyone seen the Gover around recently? Pulling strings with an eye on no 10?
 

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While I detest the man, Dominic Cummings is telling the British people what most already know.
The PM Boris Johnson is a compulsive liar.
As they say, takes one to know one.
 
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Boris has probably dictated his rebuttal to Laura K about how his comments were 'taken out of context' or' 'they weren't meant to be taken seriously' or ' I never said those words'. The BBC will bend over backwards to downplay this.
 

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Boris has probably dictated his rebuttal to Laura K about how his comments were 'taken out of context' or' 'they weren't meant to be taken seriously' or ' I never said those words'. The BBC will bend over backwards to downplay this.
Would help if it was on BBC news to begin with....
 

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Would help if it was on BBC news to begin with....
Is it just tittle tattle though?

The Laura K article sums it up by saying that people warned Boris what Cummings is like so maybe it’s Boris’ fault this has happened.

Or in other words, it’s not Boris’ corruption that is the problem here, it’s that he had an advisor who is prepared to go public with it.
 

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Cummings being shown in his true light.

He's blabbing about private stuff now, which is inconvenient & very embarrassing for the PM & the Government, but this guy is privy to national secrets which may affect the security of the country.

I think he should be locked up so that he can't spill anything that's actually important. :D
 

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Cummings being shown in his true light.

He's blabbing about private stuff now, which is inconvenient & very embarrassing for the PM & the Government, but this guy is privy to national secrets which may affect the security of the country.

I think he should be locked up so that he can't spill anything that's actually important. :D
Yes, because he is the problem, not our corrupt government.
 

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If Boris is as brutal as what Dominic makes out, then Cummings had better hope no one over hears Boris saying "who will rid me of this troublesome ex-advisor"!
 

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I used to pinch free copies of the Financial Times off the trains when they had them, as newspapers go it seems to be the best.

If you google 'A new deal for the young, how to fix the housing crisis' you get the first one, I'm not bright enough to get a link to work. :)