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If only there were a bunch of people paid £81,932 a year by the UK taxpayer whose job it was to examine this stuff really, really carefully before the government committed to it.
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
10 cabinet ministers have taken Russian money. The real reason Johnson stopped the report being published and tried to impose his own committee chair. Democracy undermined with willing compliance of Johnson because his government are on the Kremlin’s payroll. #RussianReport
Cummings pulling the strings on #RussiaReport. Conservative Party taking Russian money. Number 10 suppressing the report. Johnson "forgetting" his first duty is security of the British people. Prime Minister must investigate Kremlin's role in undermining our democracy.
And there it is. Having whined (misleadingly) that Parliament did not get a vote on free trade agreements negotiated by the EU, John Redwood just voted against Parliament getting a vote on FTAs negotiated by the *UK government*: https://votes.parliament.uk/Votes/Commons/Division/820?byMember=True#noes Contemptible hypocrisy.
This is where we're heading. "Unlike the former masters of the industrial age, they have little use for the labor of middle and working-class people—they need only their data...the new generation will be relegated largely to the status of rental serfs." https://quillette.com/2019/06/19/what-do-the-oligarchs-have-in-mind-for-us/
Absolutely fascinating. Fast fwd past the audio issues at the beginning... Ruskies up to their old tricks again. :-)
What’s in #RussiaReport & why has Boris Johnson gone to such lengths to suppress it?? Amazingly insightful discussion with @Anne Applebaum @Catherine Belton @Tamsin Shaw @Luke Harding & @Bill Browder Thank you! https://www.pscp.tv/w/ceLImDFXZ0tncWVSYkR3RXZ8MXZBR1JybXZRRXpHbKOFceCAtq6AkCu7abJi4f1Jxc3Fi7SYyvdcu9...