Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson)

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Journalist. Former Deputy Editor, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk

London

2009-04-27 11:27:53

'Scenes from the apocalypse that is  #Beirut tonight. We're cursed': shock and despair as explosion devastates city https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/cursed-shock-despair-beirut-explosion-rocks-city-leban...

‘Warning of threat’ - Liam Fox
‘No comment’ - Liam Fox 2

‘Warning of threat’ - Liam Fox ‘No comment’ - Liam Fox

Just not Alert enough

Just not Alert enough

This is what John Hume meant to the people of Derry, a city that put their arms around their son when he needed it most. “It’s no easy feat to raise people up when they’ve always had a boot on their back.” Rest easy John Hume. https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-40026560.html

Good Friday Agreement was capitulation to IRA by Tony Blair. IRA could have been defeated if security forces not held back
-Michael Gove 2000

-Michael Gove today:

Good Friday Agreement was capitulation to IRA by Tony Blair. IRA could have been defeated if security forces not held back -Michael Gove 2000 -Michael Gove today:

Promise: test all care homes
Promise: world best track, trace
Promise: unique app
-And now another promise 2

Promise: test all care homes Promise: world best track, trace Promise: unique app -And now another promise

Covid policy: ‘incoherent to point of absurdity’
-A consultant respiratory physician 
writes,  ⁦@guardian⁩

Covid policy: ‘incoherent to point of absurdity’ -A consultant respiratory physician writes, ⁦ @The Guardian

21 July
31 July 2

21 July 31 July

'Govts welcomed oligarchs and money with open arms, providing them with....connections at highest levels with access to political figures' -  #RussiaReport 21 July Evgeny Lebedev nominated for Peerage - 31 July 2020

‘We are committed to levelling-up Britain’ - Boris Johnson

-Nigel Dodds - anti gay rights
-Ed Lister - local govt privatiser 
-Claire Fox - Brexit Party
-Ian Botham - Brexit backer

Welcome to the House of Lords 4

‘We are committed to levelling-up Britain’ - Boris Johnson -Nigel Dodds - anti gay rights -Ed Lister - local govt privatiser -Claire Fox - Brexit Party -Ian Botham - Brexit backer Welcome to the House of Lords

‘I’m for Brexit’
-Ian Botham

-Great. 
That qualifies you for the House of Lords, for important policy debates and scrutiny of legislation

‘I’m for Brexit’ -Ian Botham -Great. That qualifies you for the House of Lords, for important policy debates and scrutiny of legislation

Evgeny Lebedev nominated for Peerage -31 July 2020 -And this: exactly one year ago How Britain works https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/26/boris-johnson-security-evgeny-lebedev-perugia-party

So 'Hands, face, space,' was taken from US Kentucky governor reminds people to watch 'hands, face space' Memorial w... https://youtu.be/IpcgkdP9FJ4 via  @YouTube

'We need to keep it as simple as we can. 'To sum it up in a nutshell, it's: Hands, face, space' That's pretty punchy' -Boris Johnson Always the three word slogan

-'I won't stand by and allow this virus to cause more pain to our country' -Boris Johnson -The PM who missed five Cobra meetings -The PM who locked down late

‘We’ll continue to hold press conferences to coincide with significant announcements’ - 23 June Partial Lockdown Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of Yorkshire, 4m people -Matt Hancock via Twitter 21.16pm 30 July

Jet2: Pre tax profits £337m -November 2019 Come home now or you’re on your own -July 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/jet2-planes-turn-back-in-mid-air-as-firm-cancels-spain...

In the days following the Srebrenica slaughter of 8,000 men and boys, the Clinton admin came up with its endgame strategy for Bosnia. One of the proposals was allowing the Serbs to vote for secession in 2-3 years aka allowing ethnic cleansing to win https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/srebrenica-bill-clinton-bosnia-appeasement-documents

Oops... 2

Oops...

'We didn't see at the beginning was the extent to which it was being transmitted asymptomatically from person to person' -Boris Johnson, 24 July But: 'Asymptomatic transmission cannot be ruled out and transmission from mildly symptomatic individuals is likely.” -Sage, 10 Feb

‘We could have done things differently’ -Boris Johnson -You mean lockdown earlier? -Protected care homes? -Adequate PPE? -Functioning track, trace? -Honest with data? -Not listened to Cummings? And a lot more https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53525450

Your hostile environment 
Your delays on compensation

Your hostile environment Your delays on compensation

How incompetent is David Frost - the chief UK negotiator on  #Brexit? The fact we are heading towards a “no deal” cliff edge (once again) is a major failure of IK diplomacy,

Unspeakably sad to hear this I last saw Paulette a month ago when she delivered a petition to Downing St calling for faster justice for  #Windrush victims. She was angry and so weary of all the apologies Paulette Wilson dies aged 64 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/23/windrush-campaigner-paulette-wilson-dies-aged-64

A Government deflecting 2

A Government deflecting

You were given two large donations by Russians. Why? ‘These are British citizens. They have a right to play a full part in our democracy’ - Brandon Lewis  @BBC Radio 4 Today Full part?

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