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Jenrick’s definition of fair funding: £237/person in his rich constituency – £7.95/person in Manchester

Robert Jenrick: what dictionary did he use when he looked up his definition of fair?

Why was housing secretary Robert Jenrick part of the negotiating team handling support for Greater Manchester while it is in Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions?

Clearly, it can’t be because he can be trusted with money; he corruptly induced a fellow MP to approve a grant for his constituency totalling £237 per person recently – contrast that with the £7.95 per person for Manchester. And Jenrick’s constituency isn’t in Tier 3!

Doesn’t it seem more likely that the opposite is true – that he was certain to deprive Manchester of the cash it needed? The precedent is there in his handling of Richard Desmond’s Tower Hamlet’s planning application, which Jenrick manipulated in order to deny London’s poorest borough £45 million.

He seems to have thought he could get away with this sleight of hand.

He thought wrong.

So after he appeared on TV saying this…

… the public responded with the facts:

And today the Commons will be debating whether children should have free school meals because, after years of Tory deprivation, their parents can no longer afford to feed them. What will Jenrick’s contribution be?

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Robert Jenrick must think we are as stupid as he is

Robert Jenrick: his attempt at misdirection has been hopelessly inept. What a shame he doesn’t even have the wit to realise he has been caught out.

The latest chapter in the Westferry development corruption saga demonstrates clearly the lack of talent on the Tory benches.

Z-list human being (let alone politician) Robert Jenrick is now saying his decision to grant permission for Richard Desmond’s development adhered to “natural justice”, as it allowed the developer to avoid paying a levy that he thought should not apply.

There’s just one problem with that:

Both the local authority and the Independent Planning Inspectorate had already said the development should be refused – because it did not meet acceptable planning standards.

It didn’t matter at the time that Desmond wanted to avoid the £45 million levy – although he should certainly have been made to pay it if the application had not been rush-approved by Jenrick to beat its imposition.

The point is that Jenrick’s decision to approve it was corrupt because it did not meet the appropriate criteria.

That’s why he should be removed from office.

After last December’s election it should be possible to replace him with any number of similarly talentless backbench drones.

Source: Robert Jenrick admits deliberately helping Tory donor avoid £45m tax bill by rushing through housing development | The Independent

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Iran Crisis: Johnson paralysed as Nazanin faces even longer prison term

Nazanin: Thanks to Boris Johnson’s uselessness, it’s doubtful she’s smiling now.

Back in the day, if a British citizen faced harm abroad, the prime minister would snap into action immediately.

Lord Palmerston sent a gunboat and blockaded Athens in the Don Pacifico affair, to quote just one example from 1850.

Today, 170 years later, we’re stuck with Boris Johnson. He has already spent the last two years letting down Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, falsely imprisoned in an Iranian jail, and now that Donald Trump has made her situation even more precarious, it seems he’ll continue as he started.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a possible increase in her sentence as a reprisal against the US and its allies over the airstrike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

And Boris Johnson, facing demands from her husband Richard for a meeting to establish how the government plans to keep her – and other dual-nationality prisoners – safe, is doing exactly nothing.

He remains on holiday in the billionaires’ playground of Mustique while British citizens face the consequences of our so-called ally’s actions.

And a fat lot of good he’s doing us there.

Source: Iran crisis: Richard Ratcliffe demands meeting with Boris Johnson over wife Nazanin’s ‘desperate’ situation after Soleimani killing | The Independent

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Remember Nazanin? Johnson doesn’t – so other Brits on hunger strike in Iran will be ignored

Imprisoned: British-Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert is one of many UK (or part-UK) citizens languishing in an Iranian prison because Boris Johnson is too busy sunning himself to do anything about it.

Richard Ratcliffe wrote about this back in November, when we had a chance to bring in a government that would help UK citizens wrongly convicted in foreign lands.

He referred to the fact that, after his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed on a false charge of spying, others have also been arrested, accused and imprisoned.

In an open letter to Boris Johnson, he wrote: “Other British Iranians have been arrested and sentenced, particularly in Spring 2018 and again this summer.

“The UK now has more prisoners held in Evin prison than any of its allies.”

Mr Johnson had worsened Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s situation when he made a false statement about her in Parliament, which the Iranian government had seized, intending to use it to double her five-year sentence.

The Iranian government has linked her plight with its demand for the payment of an arms debt said to be owed by the UK to Iran (from a government company called IMS).

As Mr Ratcliffe stated, the Iranian government has also arrested other British, or part-British, citizens.

Among these are Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, held in Evin prison since 2018 on a 10-year sentence for spying.

She has now begun a hunger strike, alongside French-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah.

It won’t do her any good. Nazanin went on hunger strike, along with her husband, last year. It attracted no interest – from either the Iranian government or the British.

We may hope that the Australian government has more concern for the welfare of its joint citizens than the British under Boris Johnson. He couldn’t care less.

And Nazanin?

She celebrated (if you can call it that) her birthday on December 26:

Neither Boris Johnson nor Dominic Raab have any interest in helping Nazanin, let alone Ms Moore-Gilbert.

Boris Johnson is working harder on his suntan, over in the billionaires’ playground island of Mustique.

The UK had a chance to elect a government that takes the welfare of its citizens more seriously – but we blew it.

Let us hope, for Ms Moore-Gilbert’s sake, that the Australian government takes its duties more seriously.

Source: Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert on hunger strike in Iranian jail | Australia news | The Guardian

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Husband ROASTS Boris Johnson for obstructing efforts to free Nazanin

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: she suffers misery and mental breakdown in an Iranian prison because Boris Johnson cares more about getting trade deals for his rich business friends.

This is how a future Boris Johnson government would stand up for UK citizens who aren’t rich Tories: It wouldn’t.

Mr Johnson has shown no interest in relieving the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the woman he condemned to a lengthier prison sentence in Iran by misspeaking about her reasons for being there, back in November 2017.

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been visiting her family to celebrate the Persian New Year, but Mr Johnson told the Commons she had been teaching journalism – a crime in Iran that led the authorities there to consider increasing her five-year sentence.

Why did Mr Johnson do it? Was it incompetence? If so, then he must not be prime minister of the UK and we should all vote accordingly.

Was it racism? Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe is, obviously, of Iranian descent and we all know Mr Johnson’s feelings about Muslims. Again, this would make him unfit to be leader of an enlightened, non-racist, anti-Islamophobic nation.

Whatever his reasons for doing it – and for failing to secure her release in the two years since – Mr Johnson has just undergone an absolute rinsing from Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, Richard.

In an open letter on the Change.org petition site where more than 2.6 million people have signed a demand for the Tory government to arrange Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release, he wrote:

“We last met in the aftermath of your misspeaking  in Parliament about Nazanin, which were used by the Iranian regime to justify Nazanin’s second court case and a potential double sentence for her,” he wrote.

“Oddly you are yet to correct your comments … you never acknowledged Nazanin’s innocence.”

He wrote: “An unnamed Minister briefed a senior journalist at The Sun that Nazanin’s case had nothing to do with your mistake, but was over the UK’s arms debt to Iran (from a government company called IMS). When we asked you … you denied any knowledge of the briefing. The other Minister present left the room in shock.”

He wrote that it seemed a price was set for the debt to be paid and for his wife to be returned – but then Mr Johnson suddenly changed his attitude: “You suggested a change of plan, that I needed to wait quietly for a number of months and that my campaigning was damaging to Nazanin, an argument often made by Iran. You even suggested that my silence was actually the wish of my Tehran family.

“You will recall the messages we received from Iran in subsequent months that they were still waiting – for the UK ‘to pick up Nazanin’. And then the subsequent battles of me wanting to meet you with a lawyer present. But no subsequent meeting took place.

“You did not engage with Nazanin’s case again until the Conservative leadership campaign, by which time Nazanin was on hunger strike and I was camped outside the Iranian Embassy’s door.”

Mr Ratcliffe wrote: “You insisted in this summer’s TV debates that your words in 2017 had had no consequences. Plainly, that was false. Your allies went further on the airwaves claiming that those who sought to blame you were apologists for the Iranian regime.

“Sleeping hungry on the street, I took issue with your refusal to accept your share of responsibility for Nazanin’s suffering. Of course, politics is full of placebo promises. But promises made lightly by politicians can still weigh heavy on the shoulders of others. It was never the original mistake that caused my resentment, so much as the consequences of the cover-up.”

Mr Ratcliffe was saying that Boris Johnson told untruths in Parliament that caused the Iranian authorities to consider lengthening her sentence; that he then lied to both Mr Ratcliffe and the Iranian authorities about repaying a debt claimed by that country, in order to secure her release; that he tried to coerce Mr Ratcliffe into dropping his campaign; and that he tried to pretend that his actions had not caused any harm.

This is not the behaviour of a prime minister-in-waiting; it is the behaviour of a con-man – a liar who cannot be trusted to do anything if it doesn’t aid his own lust for power.

And what have been the consequences of Boris Johnson’s intervention in the plight of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

“Since we last met, Nazanin has been on two hunger strikes and has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital in chains. That second court case against her has been revived. She is explicitly linked to the UK’s debt case, even by the Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif at the UN a few weeks ago.

“Similarly, other British Iranians have been arrested and sentenced, particularly in Spring 2018 and again this summer. Developments in their cases have also been aligned to the UK’s IMS debt court process and its continued stalemate. The UK now has more prisoners held in Evin prison than any of its allies. Last week there was a new escalation against anyone connected to the British Council.”

That’s right – not only has Nazanin’s situation worsened, but Mr Johnson’s self-centred ignorance has led to the imprisonment of many more British Iranians.

This is the kind of help we can all expect from Boris Johnson.

Mr Ratcliffe makes this clear in his letter. He wrote:

“Your actions directly led to the imprisonment of other British Iranians… There are people in prison now, who would not be there if you had not made such promises and failed to keep them.”

Mr Ratcliffe went on to point out that Australia had managed to secure the release of two hostages since Mr Johnson became prime minister and that, when quizzed on the UK’s failure in contrast with this success, Mr Johnson’s minister blamed Nazanin’s dual nationality.

Here’s where Mr Johnson’s racism really bites: “The Government’s insistent emphasis on ‘dual national’ prisoners has dog whistle implications,” wrote Mr Ratcliffe.

“It helps reinforce the idea of a two-tier citizenship – between those who are ‘really’ British, and those ‘dual nationals’ the Government has less responsibility to protect.

“It brought back the line from a junior Minister’s comments at our very first proper Ministerial meeting, when we were told that the thing to remember about lots of these ‘consular cases’ is that while they had a British passport, many of them are ‘not really British.’

That’s the fact of it, isn’t it?

Mr Johnson hasn’t helped because he doesn’t think Nazanin – or any other UK-Iranian citizens rotting in Iranian prisons – are “really British”. This is because he is a real racist – and one who blames the victims for his own faults.

Mr Ratcliffe wrote: “An emphasis on the fault of dual nationality sounds a lot like victim blaming.”

Not only that, but Mr Johnson is also two-faced: “Only a few weeks ago you met with President Rouhani in New York, all smiles, inviting him to visit the UK. I told the Foreign Office it would be astonishing for him to be afforded a visit while British citizens continue to be held hostage by his regime. Silence in the face of abuse is always enabling.

Mr Ratcliffe observed that Mr Johnson’s government is more interested in corporate interests, and in covering up his own foreign policy mistakes, than in protecting the UK’s citizens.

He wrote: “Under your government we have again had Iranian trade delegations resume their meetings with the UK, and a renewed emphasis on business deals. This policy makes sense for corporate interests, and government promises of trade, but plainly it does not protect ordinary people’s lives.

“There is an accountability gap at the heart of Nazanin’s case. The mistakes of British foreign policy should not be falling on the shoulders of a mother and child.”

He wrote: “It is this accountability gap that creates the fundamental distinction inherent to the ‘dual national’ rhetoric – between the decisions of those who get important offices [Mr Johnson], or sinecures and fees to stretch this out, while those who reap the consequences of this get to sit in a prison cell [Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe]… This is the gap between those who profit from disregarding the UK’s internationally owed legal obligations [Mr Johnson], and those who get told to keep quiet [Mr Ratcliffe].”

The letter concludes with a plea for Mr Johnson to use his powers as prime minister to resolve the difficulties, arrange for Iran to receive payment of the debt that is holding up Nazanin’s repatriation, and to bring her home.

Some hope! It is clear that Mr Johnson does not care about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – or any of the other dual nationality prisoners – at all. He does not consider them to be UK citizens and sees them only as obstacles to trade deals for his rich business friends. Therefore they are to be ignored.

Boris Johnson doesn’t care about the suffering of ordinary people. He cares about riches and power.

That is the kind of man the Conservatives think should be the UK’s prime minister.

Mr Ratcliffe’s closing remarks put Mr Johnson in a nutshell: “Our story defines what a British passport is worth on your watch. The job of a PM is not just to make headlines, but in the end to make a difference. That starts with protecting citizens at their most vulnerable, home and abroad. Flowery promises do not keep people safe. In fact, undelivered they can have the opposite effect. Know that your actions cemented Nazanin’s place.

Boris Johnson doesn’t care about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In fact, he has probably forgotten all about her in the hustle of a general election.

But you should know that he would treat you in exactly the same way as he has treated her.

Nothing he or his party says about caring for the people is true. They care about themselves; they consider government to be about enriching themselves at your expense.

And the simple fact is that a Jeremy Corbyn-led government would do everything within its power to secure the release of an innocent woman from a foreign prison.

The moral of this story is that ultimate power over the fate of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe rests with you, the voter.

Will you support Boris Johnson, an avaricious racist who doesn’t believe this woman is “really British” and prioritises lucrative trade deals over ending her misery – in the knowledge that everything he has allowed to happen to her, he would also inflict on you?

Or will you help install a new government with a leader who has always fought racism, who stands up for ordinary people, and who will find a solution to this years-long situation as soon as he can?

Well?

Source: Petition update · Letter to the Prime Minister · Change.org

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New UKIP leader named – and it’s a little bit unfortunate

New leader: The Braine at the head of UKIP.

This is a perfect disaster.

The new leader of UKIP is…

Wait for it…

Dick Braine.

What possesses parents to inflict such cruelty on their children, almost from birth?

We could hope that his political acumen is of a far higher quality than his unfortunate nomenclature.

But then again, he’s in UKIP – so even that hope is probably forlorn.

Richard Braine has been elected as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

In a ballot of members, Mr Braine received 53% of the vote – more than double that of his closest rival.

Mr Braine was the favoured candidate of his predecessor, Gerard Batten, who resigned after UKIP’s poor performance in the European elections in May.

The chairman of the party’s West London branch, he beat Freddy Vachha, who won 20% of the vote, Ben Walker, on 14% and ex-deputy leader Mike Hookem, on 13%.

Source: UKIP: Richard Braine elected as party leader – BBC News

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Does anybody trust BORIS JOHNSON to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

Boris Johnson meets his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif [Image: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images].

I don’t.

This Writer firmly believes that Mr Johnson will put his foot in his mouth again – as he and other members of the stupid Conservative government have done continually since Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case was brought up before the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee last month.

Mr Johnson still refuses to apologise for the imbecilic blunder that made Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s position so much worse. We are told she was likely to be released before Christmas, until Mr Johnson said he believed she had been in Iran to train journalists – unintentionally corroborating the charges under which she was arrested in 2016. For a foreign secretary, that is an unforgivable error.

Worse still is the fact that other members of the stupid Conservative government have tried to justify Mr Johnson’s behaviour by pretending an ignorance of the situation themselves – notably Michael Gove, in an interview with Andrew Marr.

Mr Gove said he did not know what Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been doing in Iran, at a time when the UK government’s line is very firmly that she was on holiday.

Richard Ratcliffe, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, said in an interview published today (December 9) that he did not understand why Mr Gove did this but he did not believe the government had been honest.

“With this government I have expectations, and sometimes it feels like they’ve not been entirely honest with me. So that’s the bit that will provoke me.

“So for instance, Michael Gove saying, ‘I don’t know [why Nazanin was in Iran when she was arrested].” Mr Ratcliffe wrote to the Foreign Office, and Downing Street issued a clarification. “You’ve got some citizen reminding cabinet ministers of what their own policy is. Mental.”

Mental is the word – especially when describing Boris Johnson going on a mission to free Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe from a fate to which he consigned her with his own stupidity.

Boris Johnson has arrived in Tehran, where he is expected to lobby for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman who has been imprisoned there for nearly two years.

The foreign secretary landed in the Iranian capital on Saturday morning, where he will meet his counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to discuss his “grave concerns” for Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other dual-nationals.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been told she will appear in court on Sunday facing new charges relating to espionage that could result in her five-year sentence being extended by as much as 10 years.

Johnson has denied these additional charges are due to his error in telling a foreign affairs select committee in November that she had been in Iran to train journalists.

Source: Boris Johnson arrives in Iran to discuss release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe | Politics | The Guardian


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Nazanin’s life is in danger because of Boris Johnson – AND Michael Gove. THEY must step down or be sacked

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were both members of the Vote Leave campaign. It seems they now want to “take control” personally – but their sheer arrogant incompetence on the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe question means they should be expelled from the government [Image: Reuters].

It would be easy to say that the lumps in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s breasts are nothing to do with Boris Johnson, and that he cannot be endangering her health by saying the wrong thing about her.

But that would be too simplistic an explanation – and those of us who have had dealings with the DWP know that they don’t accept single reasons for terminal, or potentially terminal, events.

It seems a specialist who examined her believes the lumps in her breasts are benign but should be monitored because Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has a family history of breast cancer and the stress she is under could be a contributory factor.

That’s stress that Boris Johnson has increased exponentially with his ignorant and harmful remarks.

It is stress that Michael Gove may have worsened by siding with Mr Johnson, even though he must have known that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was on holiday when she was arrested by the Iranian authorities, and that the claim that she was plotting to overthrow the regime is nonsense. The fact that he didn’t come out and say that straight away could be hugely damaging in the hands of the Iranian authorities.

Here’s the statement about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s health, by her husband Richard:

For those who can’t read images [boldings mine]:

“New lumps had been identified in each of her breasts. Nazanin has been complaining of sharp stabbing pains in her breasts for some months – her breasts have been painful since month five of her detention. She had previously been given an inconclusive mammographpy by the in-prison gynaecologist.

“Nazanin had insisted on seeing an outside specialist for a second opinion. Since May Nazanin reports that she has only rarely been refused outside medical treatment, though sometimes approval can take a number of months.

“The specialist consultant on Saturday said he felt them to be likely benign, except for the fact that she had been complaining of sharp pains for over a year. He also told Nazanin that given her family history of breast cancer, and the fact that many cancers are related to stress, and given the level of anxiety Nazanin has been exposed to over an extended period, her situation should be kept under close surveillance.

“Nazanin was prescribed a week’s worth of medication Naproxen and Vitamin E, tablets to be taken every 12 hours. (Since it was a sudden referral her father was not present to pay. To avoid delay, the doctor waived the charge for the medication and ultrasound.)

“The specialist suggested Nazanin should be seen by him again after a week. She was given an appointment next Saturday to see how the lumps have responded to the medication, and whether there might be a need to operate.”

The Ratcliffes’ MP, Tulip Siddiq, told Sky News Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was “inconsolable”, “sobbing down the phone” to her husband and “couldn’t believe (Mr Johnson) could make comments that would endanger her life”.

The response on the social media has been nothing but damning.

https://twitter.com/liamyoung/status/929781837223940101

Apologies for the strong language in the following tweet. It is easy to sympathise with the emotion behind these words:

https://twitter.com/James4Labour/status/929752841933205504

This Site reported earlier that Jeremy Corbyn has demanded Mr Johnson’s resignation. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has joined the Labour leader in this demand, saying Mr Johnson had not performed his “first duty” in the role, which is diplomacy.

I say: Michael Gove should lose his job as well. He chose to support Boris Johnson and undermine Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in the face of the evidence. He chose to share Mr Johnson’s fate.

We know that Gove and Johnson have been trying to push Theresa May into following their demands on Brexit. It seems clear that is why Gove supported Johnson’s lie. If Theresa May doesn’t take action against this attempt to usurp what little remains of her authority, then her authority is gone altogether.

And we should give Mrs May a deadline to get them out.


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Now Nazanin’s life is in danger because of Boris Johnson – AND Michael Gove. THEY must step down or be sacked

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were both members of the Vote Leave campaign. It seems they now want to “take control” personally – but their sheer arrogant incompetence on the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe question means they should be expelled from the government [Image: Reuters].

It would be easy to say that the lumps in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s breasts are nothing to do with Boris Johnson, and that he cannot be endangering her health by saying the wrong thing about her.

But that would be too simplistic an explanation – and those of us who have had dealings with the DWP know that they don’t accept single reasons for terminal, or potentially terminal, events.

It seems a specialist who examined her believes the lumps in her breasts are benign but should be monitored because Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has a family history of breast cancer and the stress she is under could be a contributory factor.

That’s stress that Boris Johnson has increased exponentially with his ignorant and harmful remarks.

It is stress that Michael Gove may have worsened by siding with Mr Johnson, even though he must have known that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was on holiday when she was arrested by the Iranian authorities, and that the claim that she was plotting to overthrow the regime is nonsense. The fact that he didn’t come out and say that straight away could be hugely damaging in the hands of the Iranian authorities.

Here’s the statement about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s health, by her husband Richard:

For those who can’t read images [boldings mine]:

“New lumps had been identified in each of her breasts. Nazanin has been complaining of sharp stabbing pains in her breasts for some months – her breasts have been painful since month five of her detention. She had previously been given an inconclusive mammographpy by the in-prison gynaecologist.

“Nazanin had insisted on seeing an outside specialist for a second opinion. Since May Nazanin reports that she has only rarely been refused outside medical treatment, though sometimes approval can take a number of months.

“The specialist consultant on Saturday said he felt them to be likely benign, except for the fact that she had been complaining of sharp pains for over a year. He also told Nazanin that given her family history of breast cancer, and the fact that many cancers are related to stress, and given the level of anxiety Nazanin has been exposed to over an extended period, her situation should be kept under close surveillance.

“Nazanin was prescribed a week’s worth of medication Naproxen and Vitamin E, tablets to be taken every 12 hours. (Since it was a sudden referral her father was not present to pay. To avoid delay, the doctor waived the charge for the medication and ultrasound.)

“The specialist suggested Nazanin should be seen by him again after a week. She was given an appointment next Saturday to see how the lumps have responded to the medication, and whether there might be a need to operate.”

The Ratcliffes’ MP, Tulip Siddiq, told Sky News Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was “inconsolable”, “sobbing down the phone” to her husband and “couldn’t believe (Mr Johnson) could make comments that would endanger her life”.

The response on the social media has been nothing but damning.

https://twitter.com/liamyoung/status/929781837223940101

Apologies for the strong language in the following tweet. It is easy to sympathise with the emotion behind these words:

https://twitter.com/James4Labour/status/929752841933205504

This Site reported earlier that Jeremy Corbyn has demanded Mr Johnson’s resignation. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has joined the Labour leader in this demand, saying Mr Johnson had not performed his “first duty” in the role, which is diplomacy.

I say: Michael Gove should lose his job as well. He chose to support Boris Johnson and undermine Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in the face of the evidence. He chose to share Mr Johnson’s fate.

We know that Gove and Johnson have been trying to push Theresa May into following their demands on Brexit. It seems clear that is why Gove supported Johnson’s lie. If Theresa May doesn’t take action against this attempt to usurp what little remains of her authority, then her authority is gone altogether.

And we should give Mrs May a deadline to get them out.


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