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Old 01-05-2021, 16:03   #151
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aah yes, I'd forgotten you also batted for their side
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it blinds them to the facts don't ya know
Thats an interesting perspective - looking at evidence and facts makes you "left-wing"?

Unfortunately, reality doesn’t back up your perception - I am ex-military (not a group renowned for its left wing bias), I was an active Conservative Party member for over 25 years, was an Area Vice-Chair of the Young Conservatives, attended around 15 Conservative Party Conferences, was an Officer in our Local Conservative Committee for 10 years, was a Council Candidate three times, was on the Conservative Parliamentary Parliamentary Candidates list, and was a Researcher for my Conservative MP, so "left wing" I’m not…

I’ve never voted Labour (New or otherwise) in my life.
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Old 01-05-2021, 16:21   #152
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Thats an interesting perspective - looking at evidence and facts makes you "left-wing"?

Unfortunately, reality doesn’t back up your perception - I am ex-military (not a group renowned for its left wing bias), I was an active Conservative Party member for over 25 years, was an Area Vice-Chair of the Young Conservatives, attended around 15 Conservative Party Conferences, was an Officer in our Local Conservative Committee for 10 years, was a Council Candidate three times, was on the Conservative Parliamentary Parliamentary Candidates list, and was a Researcher for my Conservative MP, so "left wing" I’m not…

I’ve never voted Labour (New or otherwise) in my life.
And who suggested that?
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And who suggested that?
exactly
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Re: Dominic Cummings has resigned

Who’s "the other side"?

Those who believe in following the rules and not breaking the law?

Happy to "bat for their side’…
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Who’s "the other side"?

Those who believe in following the rules and not breaking the law?
Remainers as far as i am aware.
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See . . even Papa gets it (no offence shipmate)
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Re: Dominic Cummings has resigned

Hope BoJo got mates' rates, even if his mates initially paid for it.
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Director of firm behind Boris Johnson's flat refurb a Brexit-backing Tory donor

EXCLUSIVE: William Hobhouse and his wife Kate were major shareholders in Lulu Lytle's firm Soane Britain Ltd - who supplied the £800-a-roll gold wallpaper for Boris Johnson's No10 flat upgrade

A director of the design firm behind Boris Johnson’s controversial flat makeover is a Brexit-backing tycoon who gave tens of thousands of pounds to the Tories.

William Hobhouse, 64, and his heiress wife Kate, 58, were major shareholders in interior design guru Lulu Lytle’s firm Soane Britain Ltd.

Soane supplied the £800-a-roll gold wallpaper chosen by Mr Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds for their £200,000 Downing Street revamp.

But in February, as “Wallpapergate” questions were surfacing about who paid for the refurb, entrepreneur Mr Hobhouse quit his role with Soane Ltd after six years.

And no trace of his links to Soane – which were previously unknown – now appear on his online CV. A former church volunteer, he has a range of business interests – including a raunchy online underwear firm.

Between them, the Hobhouses had donated over £200,000 to the Tory Party and Vote Leave campaigns.
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Remainers as far as i am aware.
Remainers now means remain outside the EU doesn't it?
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Remainers as far as i am aware.
Still fighting the brexit battle, I thought you'd have got over winning by now and just because he was on your side for that doesn't mean you have swear fielty to him forevermore, you owe him nothing
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Still fighting the brexit battle, I thought you'd have got over winning by now and just because he was on your side for that doesn't mean you have swear fielty to him forevermore, you owe him nothing
It's like the lottery, would you ever get over winning it, you're sat in front of the telly and in comes the last two numbers 48 and 52 and your life changes
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It's like the lottery, would you ever get over winning it, you're sat in front of the telly and in comes the last two numbers 48 and 52 and your life changes
How is life different in Cleethorpes? Did it have a fishing industry?
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How is life different in Cleethorpes? Did it have a fishing industry?
No fishing industry here, just a bit of beach fishing, our main industry is boozers / greasy grub and seaside entertainment.
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No fishing industry here, just a bit of beach fishing, our main industry is boozers / greasy grub and seaside entertainment.
Not much difference between there and Blackpool then


p.s. could you let me know the first four numbers in that winning set of six please best mate chum and neighbour
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Debate?Discussion? How about doing either or both?
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And it's quite sad that you appear willing to overlook potential breaches of the law on political funding, the Ministerial Code, and Members Interest Register, because he got "Brexit done".

He still hasn't clarified who paid for his £15k holiday in Mustique yet...
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Who’s "the other side"?

Those who believe in following the rules and not breaking the law?

Happy to "bat for their side’…
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Remainers as far as i am aware.
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See . . even Papa gets it (no offence shipmate)
I see the Telegraph, the Mail, and the Express are Remainers...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...ns-battle-pay/
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The Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into the affair, saying there were "reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred".

Under the watchdog’s rules, all loans of more than £7,500 must be declared. To date, no loan from Lord Brownlow has appeared in the Electoral Commission’s register (though it does contain details of donations totalling £2,256,174 made by him to the party, the most recent being a sum of £1,250 in November).

Mr Johnson has, to date, made no mention of any gifts or loans relating to the flat in the Register of MPs’ Interests, where benefits and loans are supposed to be registered within 28 days.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...renovation-EVG

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...new-decor.html
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Mr Johnson’s team came up with another wheeze: a ‘blind trust’ modelled on the White House Trust used to maintain the US President’s Office.

The official aim was to ‘preserve Downing Street for posterity’ including the State Rooms.

In fact, it seems the real aim was to recoup the £58,000.

The advantage of the ‘blind trust’ would be that the prime minister of the day would not know who had given money to the trust so there could be no conflict of interest.

The proposal was soon abandoned as impractical.

Undeterred, Mr Johnson resolved to set up a different, more open, form of Downing Street trust.

Another multi-millionaire Tory donor, Lord Brownlow, was asked by Mr Johnson to set up the new trust.

It emerged yesterday that former Labour Chancellor Lord (Alistair) Darling turned down an offer in July to lead the trust.

So Lord Brownlow took on the job.

It was around this time that Tory HQ paid £58,000 to the Cabinet Office to clear the debt.

But after being told it could fall foul of Electoral Commission rules which say party funds should be used for political campaigning, the party appears to have panicked.An extraordinary apparent attempt to disguise the payment was launched.

This newspaper has been told that in early October Mr Johnson also discussed his financial woes in No10 with Lord Goldsmith.

Miss Symonds’s appointment in January as head of communications for the Aspinall Foundation, a wildlife charity, was a welcome boost to her and Mr Johnson’s income. A leaked email obtained by the Daily Mail showed that on October 23, Lord Brownlow told Mr Elliot that he had made a £58,000 ‘donation’ to Tory HQ.

He made it clear it was to cover the same sum paid by the party to the Cabinet Office....

...Bearing in mind that was its real, albeit unstated, purpose all along, insiders say the trust will now be ‘quietly dumped.’ Meanwhile, Downing Street now says the refurbishment costs ‘have been met by the Prime Minister personally’, but has not explained how Mr Johnson paid the £58,000.

It is not clear where he got the money from – nor who he has paid it to.

Miss Lytle? The Cabinet Office? Tory HQ? Lord Brownlow? The money trail is not just murky, it is dizzying. Opposition by Mr Johnson’s former chief of staff Dominic Cummings to using donors to pay for the flat was one of the reasons of his acrimonious exit from Downing Street in December.

But this newspaper has been told that when his successor, ex-banker Dan Rosenfield joined No10 in January, he was similarly shocked...

...Whether you think Cummings is a genius or the devil incarnate, it is hard to disagree that Mr Johnson is guilty on at least one of the three counts.
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It's like the lottery, would you ever get over winning it, you're sat in front of the telly and in comes the last two numbers 48 and 52 and your life changes
Oh you're happy how it turned out, apologies, I thought you were still fighting because it didn't turn out how you expected, you know like the fishermen, my mistake, you did know what you were voting for and have got just that, Dom will be pleased.
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