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"UK government accused of blackmail to keep PM Johnson in power"

 

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LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A senior Conservative lawmaker accused the British government on Thursday of intimidating and attempting to "blackmail" those lawmakers they suspect of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power.

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But in yet another blow to his shaky standing, William Wragg, chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee which oversees constitutional issues and standards, accused the government of blackmail.

 

"In recent days, a number of members of parliament have faced pressures and intimidation from members of the government because of their declared or assumed desire for a vote of confidence in the party leadership of the prime minister," Wragg said in a statement before a meeting of the committee.

 

"Moreover, the reports of which I'm aware, would seem to constitute blackmail. As such, it would be my general advice to colleagues to report these matters to the speaker of the House of Commons and the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police."

 

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Couldn t help thinking the BBC was already being gagged on Sunday when they resorted to the tactic of merely reporting what the papers said after they had been told they were being too critical of the government. 

 

Then we have the distraction tactics of new radical policies. Dropping covid restrictions and chasing off migrants in the Channel.

 

Bojo is starting to look like a dictator who will do anything to retain power.

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2 hours ago, Eric7 said:

 

Yes, it's almost like they tell the public whatever suits their current agenda. ;)

It´s not that though,it´s purely a distraction to keep the heat off of Johnson and if you believe half the crap in the media and comments of some MPs then the Tories behind Johnson will go to any lengths to keep him in a job.

It´s getting more and more Trumpian in that the worse he gets the more they fight to keep him in place,it´s almost like he´s a distraction from what´s really going on.

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Re: Claims of blackmail emerging

 

From a Whitehall "acquaintance" on another forum:

"None of it as scandalous as this re Towns Fund, which everybody just ignored or shrugged about:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/shameless-tories-hand-83-610m-24269389

Shameless Tories have handed 83% of a £610 million boost for struggling towns to areas that only have Conservative MPs.

 

Some 'rebels' now being threatened that their constituency won't get this."

 

Absolute cesspit.

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On 24/01/2022, 17:29:39, Wulfrun said:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given permission to appeal his extradition to the US.

https://ww w.euronews.com/2022/01/24/julian-assange-uk-court-to-rule-on-wikileaks-founder-

 

 

It seems to me to be a sad state of affairs that Julian Assange a commonwealth citizen and hero to many is in prison pending extradition to the USA for allegedly spying while an American women who  hit and killed motorcyclist Harry Dunn in an accident, apparently while driving on the wrong side of the road in England, was whisked home by the US military, is free and cannot be extradited from the USA to explain what happened and face any consequences.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-53504457

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Great news for the UK: Brexit is finally paying dividends!

 

Bad news for the UK: In Ireland...

 

We now return you to your BoJo cake ambush saga.

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Even Johnson’s own fraud minister couldn’t bear the stink of this government

With £5bn lost to fraudulent Covid loan claims, Lord Agnew did a rare thing for a minister in 2022:

he told the truth and quit...

 

In February 2020, he was given the Yes Minister title of “efficiency and transformation”, and in a speech on Monday [24.Jan.22] in the House of Lords he was supposed to congratulate himself on his work. He had been one of the custodians of the £47bn of public money that had been dished out to private companies and banks in bounce-back loans between 2020 and 2021. However, of this sum, Agnew reckoned £17bn had been lost and at least £5bn of those losses were to fraud, or 1p on income tax. He clearly choked on the task asked of him. And then something unprecedented took place.

 

A Johnson minister proceeded to tell the truth and resign on the spot.

 

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49 minutes ago, john g. said:

We have a bloke at work from Sierra Leone and he has his trigger finger on each hand cut off.Parents sometimes do it so the kids won´t be taken as child soldiers yet some other parents groom their kids to become child soldiers and express pride in them when they do become them.

There´s some real fucked up shit in this world.

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