oldmanofkent

oldmanofkent

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20 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 1 reply · +1 points

If you think it will be a catastrophe you haven’t followed Boris Johnson’s career. The normal rules simply don’t apply. He will be judged on the economy, not this.

21 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 1 reply · +1 points

I did say “he argues “
I don’t claim to have the expert knowledge you obviously have.
However, I would imagine the number of complaints to the police run into hundreds. And yet he hasn’t been interviewed on the subject.

22 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 9 replies · +1 points

The problem is that by not resigning he has allowed it to become a battle of wills. I am in a completely illogical position. I think he should have resigned last weekend but now I think they have to stick it out.
As for the non apology. He argues that he acted within the law in the best interests of his child.

23 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Where w... · 13 replies · +1 points

No discussion on this topic should omit to mention the front page reporting by the Guardian and Mirror of the second trip north.
Everyone seems to agree that the report was false. Given that it was based on an eye witness, who did not want to be named, who saw a man in a beanie hat that is no surprise.
But not a word of contrition because Cummings has a massive target on his back. Alongside the words Brexit and Tory Majority.
So there we have it. I would have liked to see Cummings resign last weekend. But he didn’t and now it becomes a slightly different issue as to whether he can be driven out by politically motivated opponents.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 3) WATCH: Car... · 0 replies · +1 points

I’m not sure that is right. The press reported that the family had been reminded of the Coronavirus laws. Yesterday Durham Police said that no such conversation had taken place but that they had offered advice on security.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 3) WATCH: Car... · 2 replies · +1 points

A pity that what started as a perfectly reasonable debate has in the media, and the Conservative Party, descended Into a blatantly obvious bout of score settling.
What strikes me is that the newspaper reports of a second trip appear to have been confirmed to be false. Not surprising given that they were front page splashes based on an eyewitness, who did not want to be named, who saw a man in a beanie hat.
Yet not one word of contrition from the papers concerned.

22 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The end of the Indepen... · 1 reply · +2 points

Is it reasonable to assume that those arguing that the Parliamentary election system is unfair accept that the result of a yes/no referendum is unquestionable?

22 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The impeachment of Tru... · 0 replies · +1 points

Biden junior gave them access to a senior USA politician. Nothing more to say except that there are thousands of such appointments.

22 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Corbyn - "We wa... · 2 replies · +1 points

The only viable strategy for Labour. The Conservative Party now owns Brexit.
If there is an economic downturn, which I sincerely hope their won’t be, then they will be able to blame it on the “Tories’ Brexit”.

22 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Gimson's Common... · 4 replies · +1 points

Have I missed the announcement that I will be compelled to eat US chicken?