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Was Braverman’s support for accused policeman enabled by Russell Brand furore?

Suella Braverman: this law-maker is also a law-breaker. She seems to think she is above the rules. Is she?

Suella Braverman has spoken up in support of a police marksman who has been charged with murder after an unarmed man was shot and died in London last year.

Strangely, the Met police firearms officer who appeared in the dock on Thursday, charged with killing Chris Kaba, 24, in south London last year, has not been named. Why should this person have his identity protected?

According to the BBC, Braverman said

people “depend on our brave firearms officers to protect us”.

“In the interest of public safety they have to make split-second decisions under extraordinary pressures.”

She said that officers have her “full backing”.

“I will do everything in my power to support them,” she added.

Now, it has been said that the circumstances of the Kaba shooting are important…

… although you are advised to check this ‘X’ user’s identification information and make your own decision about his reliability.

But this really is what the following user describes:

The Kaba case is sub judice. Braverman should not be saying anything that might prejudice its outcome. In doing so – if she were not a member of a Tory government – she might face contempt of court charges

But then, look at the controversy around Russell Brand at the moment – in the opposite sense.

Brand has been accused of very different crimes and, unlike the unnamed police officer in this case, has been much-discussed by the mass media, who have almost unanimously condemned him.

Again, it is inappropriate to discuss innocence or guilt until after a trial has taken place.

By all means, lay out the evidence – but the law is clear that everybody in the UK is innocent of any crime, according to the law, until they have been proven guilty. When a trial is ongoing, nobody should be making assumptions about its outcome – least of all a senior Cabinet member.

So Braverman should be facing a contempt charge – but I don’t think she will, simply because she is a Cabinet member.

Do you really think that’s fair on anyone?


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Russell Howard’s farewell to Boris Johnson (Something for the weekend)

Boris Johnson: was this his expression after seeing Russell Howard’s summary of his time in office?

He may be frothing at the mouth with fury at the recommendations of the Commons Privileges Committee but we can still have a laugh at Boris Johnson’s expense.

Russell Howard has offered up a compilation of the best Boris Johnson moment from his TV show, which is just the thing to brighten up a hot and humid weekend.

Sadly, when trying to link it, I’ve discovered – well, read it for yourself. If you’re old enough (ha ha ha!) then please click on the link. It’s well worth it!


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Something for the weekend: let’s laugh at Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab: he was trying to justify himself to the Commons Foreign Affairs committee in this shot; he’s been trying to justify himself for years.

He’s gone; good riddance.

For clarity, let’s have a reminder of some of the events leading up to Dominic Raab’s departure from politics:

Some of us have been making fun of him since the allegations were first made:

But the best take-down This Writer has seen – so far – was by James O’Brien on LBC:


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The 21 seconds that sums up why the establishment and big corporations hate Russell Brand – Dorset Eye

Very good, this.

I’m a particular fan of Russell’s use of vocabulary. Here, he lists a group of powerful organisations and says they are operating “collegiately” to benefit themselves and disadvantage the public. Great emphasis.

Personally I love him. I have since before he became a critical voice. He appears as a marmite character as many who challenge the status quo often do. However, Russell is a person who has experienced things many have not and he has not hidden from them as many do. In the following 21 seconds […]

Here’s the video clip:

Source: The 21 seconds that sums up why the establishment and big corporations hate Russell Brand – Dorset Eye

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The reviews of 2022 are starting to come out… Enjoy!

This one is worth watching just for the reactions to Boris Johnson being booted out of power.

Here’s Russell Howard:

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Matt Hancock comes under more mockery – from Russell Howard

Yes, we’ve had a lot of commentary about Matt Hancock going into the jungle for I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, but most of it focuses on the serious issues people have with a former government minister whose decisions harmed many thousands.

Here comes Russell Howard and – yes – there’s a fair amount of indignation here. But there’s also a huge amount of straightforward ridicule and outright hilarity:

I know. You needed that. Right?

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Why did Rishi Sunak watch Baywatch sitting on a plastic blanket? Russell Howard has… an… answer

It’s the weekend so let’s have some fun.

Here’s Russell Howard with his spot appraisal of new prime minister Rishi Sunak.

Russell goes over the public’s glee at being rid of Liz Truss, their inability to pronounce Sunak’s name, and even touches on the new prime minister’s childhood when, apparently, he watched Baywatch while eating pizza, perched on a plastic blanket.

Why?

Watch:

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Russell Howard takes us through the last (prime ministerial) days of Liz Truss

It’s Saturday; the week has been gruelling, and Russell Howard is still on top form.

Here’s his analysis of the last days of Liz Truss (recorded, I think, before the very end, so he still has her resignation to cover):

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If Liz Truss is doing u-turns, how about reversing draconian protest laws?

Russell Howard has focused on the Tory government’s crackdown on protest. Should Liz Truss u-turn on it?

Liz Truss seems to be the u-turning prime minister.

Her latest reversal is on her claim that she would not impose more austerity, voiced in Prime Minister’s Questions last Wednesday (October 12). New Chancellor Germy C- er, Jeremy Hunt went back on that one in his very first TV interview.

So here’s an idea for her: why not reverse a policy that people actually hate?

Here’s Russell Howard, talking about the Tory crackdown on protest. His point? That, if progressive change is ever to take place, the voice of the people must be hard.

And his methodology is hilarious (apologies to those who are offended for the profanity in the image):

There’s no opposing what Russell is saying here.

And Truss would certainly improve her popularity if she changed this law – which hasn’t succeeded anyway, as the clip demonstrates.

So why not do it? Or is she simply too stupid?

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It’s been another week of Tory chaos and here’s Russell Howard to explain why

Here’s another satirical comedy gem, putting Liz Truss’s latest horrible week in context:

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