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So much for Boris Johnson’s big return to work – now he’s off on paternity leave!

Making a poor fist of it: Johnson was all blood-and-thunder when he returned to work on Monday – waving his fist at the cameras. He should have been waving goodbye.

What a lot of fuss over nothing!

Remember when Boris Johnson announced he was finally coming back to work, after an extended period of recuperation from Covid-19, first in hospital and then at Chequers?

The rejoicing from certain Tory quarters was sickening.

“Boris is back!” they exclaimed! “He’ll get a grip on the coronavirus in no time!”

Well, no time is all he had because now he is off on paternity leave after Carrie Symonds gave birth to a boy.

Some might consider it churlish to criticise Johnson’s decision to take even more time off when the country is in the middle of its worst crisis in decades.

Doing the maths, we can see that conceiving the new arrival is what he did to celebrate his election as Tory leader (and default prime minister) back in July last year.

And if I can do the maths, so can he.

He would have known that the baby would be due around now.

I wonder whether he timed his return to work with it in mind, reasoning that he could pretend to be busy for a few days, a week or so, and then baby would come and he’d have a reasonable excuse to go back on holiday.

And how many breaks has he had, since becoming prime minister? Is he trying to take the record for the least amount of work done in the role?

Some might say it is churlish to criticise Johnson’s decision to take even more time off.

I say it is irresponsible of Johnson to abandon his responsibilities yet again.

We will remember him as the prime minister who created a catastrophe, waved his fist at it, and then ran away.

I am reminded of an old comment about people who make such a fuss and palaver about being in charge that nobody realises they aren’t.

And in the shadows – who?

Who is pulling the strings of power while Johnson is off playing mummies and daddies?

Source: Boris Johnson will not take part in PMQs after birth of son with Dominic Raab expected to face Sir Keir Starmer | London Evening Standard

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Arcuri ‘blocked’ and ‘ignored’ by Johnson after she ‘kept’ his ‘secrets’. WHAT SECRETS?

Boris Johnson and Jennifer Arcuri: What have they been up to?

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Boris Johnson was a student of the classics; he should know that.

It is clear that Jennifer Arcuri feels scorned by Mr Johnson. In a new interview, she has all-but-admitted misleading the UK public about her relationship with him.

Or am I misinterpreting her comment, “I’ve been nothing but loyal, faithful, supportive, and a true confidante of yours. I’ve kept your secrets, and I’ve been your friend”?

It seems she is unhappy after Mr Johnson gave her the cold shoulder: “You’ve blocked me and ignored me as if I was some fleeting one-night stand or some girl that you picked up at a bar… I wasn’t – and you know that. And I’m terribly heartbroken by the way that you have cast me aside like I am some gremlin.”

It seems she had tried to contact Mr Johnson for advice on how to handle media attention over allegations that her relationship with him led to inappropriate awards of more than £100,000 in grants to her company, and invitations on business junkets, while he was Mayor of London.

But she had been rebuffed by an aide who allegedly said “there are bigger things at stake”.

What “bigger things”?

For one thing, she seems to be involved in the allegations of Russian intervention in the UK’s democracy – as does Mr Johnson. The allegation, as published here, is that she attended a regular “digital barbecue” arranged by one Sergei Nalobin in a bid to build ties between Russia and the Conservative Party. Other “social media influencers” alleged to have attended included Paul Staines of the Guido Fawkes blog, alt-right commentator Milos Yiannopolous and the then-MP Douglas Carswell.

Nalobin went on to launch the Conservative Friends of Russia, in an event attended by senior Tories including John Whittingdale, who was accompanied by Carrie Symonds. She now lives in 10 Downing Street, as Boris Johnson’s partner.

The relationships created by these groups seem to have benefited the Conservatives – and particularly Mr Johnson – greatly. The Canary has reported that Russian oligarchs have contributed more than £2.7 million to the party.

One of these is Alexander Temerko. Byline tells us Mr Temerko financed Mr Johnson’s campaign to become the leader of the Conservative Party, and continues: “According to Reuters, Temerko describes himself as a “friend” who would “plot” late into the night over a bottle of wine when Johnson became Foreign Secretary. He admitted to being behind early plots to remove Theresa May.”

And then there’s Mr Johnson’s relationship with newspaper proprietor – and son of a KGB spy – Yevgeny Lebedev. Mr Johnson is known to have attended Lebedev’s infamous parties in Tuscany – on one occasion, as Foreign Secretary, without his security detail. The Canary states: “That in itself could mean Johnson should be regarded as a security threat. Johnson reportedly visited the villa Palazzo Terranova four times, and flew there via Lebedev’s private jet.”

So it seems entirely likely that Russian influence may have been exerted on the EU referendum and Tory leadership campaigns, via puppets including Ms Arcuri, Ms Symonds, and Mr Johnson himself.

And now two of those people live in 10 Downing Street – one of them as the UK’s Prime Minister.

But publication of the report that could confirm all of the above – and, presumably, much more – has been delayed until after the general election, by order of Boris Johnson.

Do you think there might be something suspicious about that?

We must not be hasty – it is fundamental to UK law that people suspected of wrongdoing must be considered innocent until proven guilty.

But this is a national security issue.

I would not be happy to vote for a man with such allegations hanging over him. The fact that he was responsible for delaying the report is an aggravating factor.

But you may take a different view. It’s a free country, after all… for now.

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PM candidate’s neighbours were unsafe no matter what they did about his row with partner

Speak no evil: Boris Johnson may be learning – at long last – that he must be much more careful about the things he says and does.

In the row over the row at Boris Johnson’s partner’s flat last weekend, my sympathy is with the neighbour.

If Tom Penn had reported a violent domestic incident between Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds without proof, his political supporters would have been screaming that he was doing it for political reasons and “where’s the evidence?”

But because he recorded the altercation, Mr Johnson’s political supporters are still claiming a political motivation in revealing that Mr Johnson had a domestic argument.

It seems clear to me that he would have been unsafe from criticism, no matter what he did.

Apparently the recording reveals Ms Symonds shouting “get off” and “get out of my flat”, and telling Mr Johnson, “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything,” after saying he had ruined her sofa with red wine.

It seems clear that Mr Johnson didn’t leave. Does this suggest that this candidate for the most senior office of state has little regard for the will of the people, except when it coincides with his own?

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Tories even screw up their pre-Budget smear attempt | The SKWAWKBOX

This is rather hilarious.

The Tories seem to have forgotten that their lying claim that Labour promised to pay off all student debt (it never happened – Labour promised to end tuition fees if elected in June) – has been debunked and nobody believes it.

Peter Stefanovic did a video blog about it:

He wrote: “It’s hard to believe but the Conservative Party is still tweeting today the old lie today about Jeremy Corbyn and student debt! I completely debunked this months ago! Isn’t it time they caught up?”

For clarity: The video in the tweet below is A LIE.

Furthermore, the Tories also seem to have forgotten Parliamentary procedure – the fact that it is the Leader of the Opposition, not the Shadow Chancellor, who responds to the Budget speech.

If their claim had been accurate, it wouldn’t be a big deal – the accusation would apply just as much to the Labour Leader as the Shadow Chancellor.

But it’s a LIE, so it doesn’t apply to anything at all.

… Apart from the boss of the Tory Party press office – one Carrie Symonds, if This Writer recalls correctly.

She is proving to be worth her weight in gold – to the Labour Party.

The Conservatives’ Twitter account put out their defamatory ‘fake news’ this morning:

Thing is, the Shadow Chancellor doesn’t respond to the Budget. The leader of the opposition does.

One Jeremy Corbyn, who haunts the nightmares of every reeling Tory incompetent – and of whom they’re clearly so terrified that they blocked out the thought of facing him across the despatch box tomorrow.

Source: Tories even screw up their pre-Budget smear attempt | The SKWAWKBOX


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