Johnson’s first Attorney General condemns his plan to betray EU withdrawal agreement

That’s scuppered the claims that the row over Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law is a last gasp of the so-called ‘Remainers’, then. Geoffrey Cox – a devout Brexiter – was Attorney General when Boris Johnson signed his EU withdrawal agreement in January. His announcement that he will not support Johnson’s Internal Markets Bill is proof that the controversy extends much further than the established battle lines. The story broke in The Times, which is behind a paywall. However, the East Fife Times has this: Boris Johnson’s former attorney general, Geoffrey…

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Incoming BBC chief wants to restore its reputation for impartiality. But will he?

New BBC Director General Tim Davie is set to tell staff it is now a condition of their employment to be politically impartial. It seems he has realised the Corporation’s credibility has suffered after years of kowtowing to the Tory administrations of the last 10 years. And there’s academic information showing an “Establishment” bias during Labour administrations that made it hard for that party to get a fair hearing on the UK’s most-used TV and radio news outlet. Fine words. But will they cut any ice with entrenched right-wingers like…

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You can’t trust the Tories. But did their lies manage to convince you at the election?

The Tories lied blatantly to win the 2019 general election, according to research from King’s College, London. Tactics to mislead the public included  altering a video of Sir Keir Starmer and posing as a fact-checker on Twitter during a leaders’ debate. The clip was edited to show the current Labour leader, then shadow Brexit secretary, failing to answer a question on the EU when in fact he had responded to it in a live television interview. The report said the Tories also deliberately shared “poorly formatted and low-quality” posts on social media, including…

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The British media support the Tory government – when they should be holding it to account

What a travesty – but then, you will be well aware that the UK’s news media have been backing the Conservatives for many years. There has been at least one other academic study in the last few years, showing that the media – and especially the BBC – predominantly support the Conservative Party in their news coverage. Now, Loughborough University has analysed newspaper coverage of political parties during the first week of last year’s general election campaign. It found that the Labour Party was overwhelmingly targeted with negative coverage, while…

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NHS medical records handed to O2 to predict mental breakdowns – isn’t this against the law?

This looks like a huge data protection breach. The Tory government, which runs the NHS in England, should have sought permission from patients before handing over their records to a commercial organisation – anonymised or not. The fact that this information only became public knowledge via a Freedom of Information request makes it even worse because the Tories have been hiding what they have done. Are you a patient of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust? If so, I strongly suggest that you get together with other patients,…

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Was this the moment Boris Johnson ensured that LABOUR will win the election?

Do you remember when Gordon Brown referred to “that bigoted woman” after talking to a voter in the run-up to the 2010 general election, having forgotten that he was wearing a microphone and it was switched on? The recording – and his reaction when it was played back to him in a radio studio – went viral and may well have ensured that Labour lost that election. We ended up with a hung Parliament and the infamous “Con-Dem Coalition” of Tories and Liberal Democrats that created the conditions that are…

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Want to know why the media – and the Tories – are lying so hard about Labour and Corbyn? Watch this

Have you wondered why the Establishment – the mass media in step with the Conservative government and the suits behind them both – is so desperate to smear Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite (or whatever they’re saying today) and Labour as unfit for government? It’s because they have a lot to lose if a government is elected that will end the exploitation of the wider public and the domination of industry and the economy by a tiny few billionaires. All of this is laid out in a very short film.…

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Labour has surged in the opinion polls – but there’s only one poll that counts

This is great news – exuberantly delivered by ‘Chunky’ Mark McGowan: ‪Come on!!! 🌹‬‪We can do this 😱 +4 up to 36%‬‪Dec 12th Vote to Stop Boris Johnson and the horrific Tories‬‪Believe Believe Believe 🔥‬ Posted by Mark McGowan on Saturday, 7 December 2019 Here’s the evidence: Westminster voting intention: CON: 42% (-)LAB: 36% (+4)LDEM: 11% (-1)BREX: 4% (+1)GRN: 2% (-1) via @SavantaComRes, 02 – 05 DecChgs. w/ 03 Dec — Britain Elects (@britainelects) December 7, 2019 Great news, right? Well, yes – because the pollster is a right-wing organisation…

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Former Tory PM calls on voters to ABANDON Conservatives over Brexit ‘fiction’

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has sensationally called on the public to vote AGAINST the Tories because Boris Johnson’s Brexit is “the worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime”. Sir John, who led the Conservative Party between 1990 and 1997, is backing rebel candidates standing against Boris Johnson loyalists in a hammer blow for the PM. He has endorsed three former ministers, who were expelled by Mr Johnson in September, stating: “Let me make one thing absolutely clear: none of them has left the Conservative Party, the Conservative Party…

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Diplomat’s searing resignation over Brexit confirms Corbyn’s claims about Johnson’s lies

It’s couched in diplomatic language, but when a diplomat quits over “misleading” arguments and a “reluctance to address honestly” Brexit, you know she’s calling Boris Johnson a liar. Alexandra Hall Hall’s unequivocal statement that she can no longer “peddle half-truths”, coinciding so closely with Jeremy Corbyn’s release of Treasury documents showing that Mr Johnson has misled the UK on the substance of his Brexit deal, can only confirm it. Revealed as a liar, his Brexit deal simply the latest permutation of the old story about the “Emperor’s new clothes”, Mr…

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