Chris Dickinson (@Lalouretman)

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2014-02-12 15:22:04

With  @Boris Johnson as PM, we are seeing in Britain the normalisation of corruption that for decades we have condemned elsewhere. The Lords list but the latest. My piece for ⁦ @TheArticlehttps://www.thearticle.com/the-lords-list-and-the-rise-of-british-corruption

"Power without a right."

Boris Johnson's government is assuming unprecedented powers to create new laws without parliamentary scrutiny - and we should all be worried, writes Ann Higgins in the new edition of West Country Bylines.

"Power without a right." Boris Johnson's government is assuming unprecedented powers to create new laws without parliamentary scrutiny - and we should all be worried, writes Ann Higgins in the new edition of West Country Bylines. https://westcountrybylines.co.uk/power-without-a-right/

When I started worrying on air that Brexit could end up breaking everything we value - after listening to people who'd voted for things that would never happen but couldn't admit it - I had no inkling of just how deep into our country the rot would would reach. It's not over yet.

I retweeted this y’day but retweeting it again today. The peerage list is an inflection point. The old rules are dead. Decency, shame, accountability. We the press, public & parliament need to take serious stock. This is a Trumpian moment. Johnson has changed politics. So must we

And replace by a chamber based on sortition.

There are people of distinction in  #TheLords (some friends of mine) but patronage on this scale (potential earnings & a say lawmaking) is corruption which shames UK.  #AbolishtheLords.

Just last week the  #Russia Report warned Moscow was able to "exploit" its relationships with peers of the realm. And now courtesy of Boris Johnson we have Lord  #Lebedev, son of  #KGB agent

Highlighting this section from last week's Russia report.

Highlighting this section from last week's Russia report.

Three word slogans: Rule of three Distil thought for You and me. Breed an earworm Make it stick Cos the public Are so thick They can’t fathom How to think They just want Food and drink Three word slogans They can be All the argument Has to be.

When Matt Hancock says everyone knows the rules does he mean if you’ve the virus you may motor half the length of England, relocate to a new address, test your eyes on a 30-mile Barnard Castle drive then feel smug when a partner gives a misleading account?  #JustAskingForDominic

Public sector labs have managed far more Covid tests than Matt Hancock's privatised ones - so guess which sector the government is throwing an extra £2.5bn at? Full story in the new Private Eye, in shops now.

Private firm that runs the government's much-criticised disability testing for benefits has paid out £56.8million in dividends to its US parent company - but taxpayers are still stepping in to "support" it through Covid. Full story in the new Eye, in shops now.

“We need to fight obesity” says Tory Party that sold off the playing fields and closed the youth clubs and forced councils to shut sports centres and swimming pools and made it so that millions can never afford healthy food.

Dominic Raab said people can't be ‘penalised’ by employers if they have to quarantine after being abroad. This is not correct. Employers may take action against workers, including deducting pay, or treating their self-isolation as unauthorised absence. https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-quarantine-penalise-employees/

If you saw the BBC documentary yesterday, you might be interested to know that Murdoch is as close to  @UK Prime Minister today as ever. 3 meetings with the Govt in Johnson’s first 6 months PM. One of them with  @Boris Johnson 72hrs after the GE. Join us. https://hackinginquiry.org/join-hacked-off/

BBC choose to run a story about a SURGE of Covid cases in Hong Kong to 100 a day and yet again forget to mention that over 600 new cases are registered every day in the UK!

Since the Tories came into power in 2010, the national debt has doubled. It now stands at more than £2 trillion. They have increased the national debt more than every Labour Government combined. My  @Byline Times article on the national debt myth. https://bylinetimes.com/2020/02/11/the-doubling-of-the-national-debt-the-conservatives-have-spent-al...

Arron Banks, that smear on the underpants of History, is in NZ. Why? Covid? He could escape that in on Caribbean tax haven islan. My money is on him working to swerve the NZ elections to get rid of the best PM on the planet. The Kiwis should kick his arse skywards. And quick.

Well well, who would have guessed? Tubby Brexiteer Lord Bamford, Mr JCB, the man who bankrolled Johnson and keeps Tory coffers topped up, is hedging his bets and opening a huge factory in Germany.

Totally unacceptable for  #Sainsburys and  #Tesco among others to announce that they won’t enforce the  #facemask rules. Like giving a nod and a wink to all the anti-mask dickheads. Put security on the door and tell people they can’t come in if they’re not wearing one.

'People don't want to fly': Covid-19 reawakens Europe's sleeper trains https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/27/covid-19-reawakens-europe-sleeper-trains

More honest version of Boris Johnson's 2-minute account of his year in office.

More honest version of Boris Johnson's 2-minute account of his year in office.

The  #RussiaReport was more damning of Boris Johnson & his Gov’t than anyone imagined. They have turned a blind eye to Russian interference & put our national security & democratic processes at risk. Johnson has arrogantly brushed it aside & told us to  #MoveOn. RT if you won’t be

Boris Johnson tells voters 

“There’s absolutely no evidence I’ve ever seen of any Russian interference in UK democratic processes”

We now know the truth twisting charlatan had actively not looked for any! RT if you think public should know #RussiaReport

Boris Johnson tells voters “There’s absolutely no evidence I’ve ever seen of any Russian interference in UK democratic processes” We now know the truth twisting charlatan had actively not looked for any! RT if you think public should know  #RussiaReport

Both Boris Johnson and the Department for Health and Social Care claimed in May that 125,000 staff in care settings and 118,000 care home residents had been tested for Covid-19. New data shows this is incorrect. http://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus-tests-care-home-workers-data

Good detail about Moscow on Thames ? Lots of laundered roubles going into Tory coffers . Surely against the spirit ( letter?) of foreign cash rules ? Where is Lord Nolan’s standards committee ? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/25/moscow-on-thames-russia-billionaires-soviet-donors-c...

A Tory minister is reported to have received £25,000 from the wife of the Russian President’s former deputy finance minister, and £23,000 from the chief of a Russian arms company. He says the ‘donations’ are out of admiration! Is he having a laugh? https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/donations-russia-conservative-party_uk_5f194208c5b6128e6821071b

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