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Julian Lewis and the Russian Report

EdinburghEye on Ko-FiThis was first posted on Facebook on 17th July 2020, with support from my Ko-Fi network.

I am on the Conservative Party’s mailing list to supporters. I’ve been on this list for years, as I find it occasionally useful to know what the Tories are telling their supporters.

Today, the news is that the party is asking its supporters to donate to support the re-election of a Conservative MP who was elected in December 2019 to a previously always-Labour constitutency, because “As a Party we are committed to ensuring every one of our new MPs can successfully defend their seats. That work must start now.”
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Writing About Brexit: The Russia Report

EdinburghEye on Ko-FiThis was first posted on Facebook on 15th September 2020, with support from my Ko-Fi network.

As of about 8 this evening, Boris Johnson has a 79-seat majority in the House of Commons.

This is not because a Tory MP has died or voted against the government.

This is, ultimately, because of the Russia Report.

To recap: the Intelligence and Security Committee of the UK Parliament was responsible for researching and publishing a report on Russian interference into the UK’s EU referendum in 2016. The report took years. It was completed – all security checks and clearances done, ready for the Prime Minister’s sign-off – in October 2019.
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Writing About Brexit: first PMQs after Brexit Day

EdinburghEye on Ko-FiThis was first posted on Facebook on 5th February 2020, with support from my Ko-Fi network.

I am not a fan of PMQs.

The format, which alternates grovelling questions from Tories inviting self-praise from the PM, with questions from Labour and from the SNP, isn’t really conductive to anything except letting the Tory PM self-praise and spout BS.

(I am not arguing that Blair or Brown’s PMQs were any better, but the last time I listened to a Labour PM at PMQs was at least a decade ago.)

I listened today because it’s the first PMQs after Brexit, and Boris Johnson was taking them himself instead of squirrelling off somewhere else and handing the job to one of his minions.
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Writing About Brexit: watch what they do, not what they say

EdinburghEye on Ko-FiThis was first posted on Facebook on 4th February 2020, with support from my Ko-Fi network.

Boris Johnson and his Ministers said a lot of stuff over the weekend about breaking the Withdrawal Agreement.

He may actually mean what he said, but we don’t know if he does, because we can’t trust anything Boris Johnson says.

And at the moment, this is all just words. Lots and lots of wild, distracting, frightening words.
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Writing About Brexit: This is not the end

EdinburghEye on Ko-FiThis was first posted on Facebook at 11pm on 31st January month 2020, with support from my Ko-Fi network.

Fuck Brexit.

We’ll be back.

Boris Johnson holding Get Brexit Done teatowelMeantime: Boris Johnson wants you to believe he did “Get Brexit Done” – he’s lying. He’s just landed the UK in a horrible unfixable mess, that’s all.

He won’t want to be reminded to release the Russia report on Russian interference in the 2016 EU referendum – so let’s do it.

Boris Johnson in front of the bus promising £350M a week for the NHSAnd he won’t want to be reminded he promised there’d be £350M a week for the NHS. Make him hear it.

To all EU citizens living in the UK: you are still welcome, and always will be.

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New Speaker, Tory Lies

Lindsay Hoyle is dragged to the Speaker's ChairSir Lindsay Hoyle is the new Speaker of the House.

Technically speaking this was more of a coffin than a Ko-Fi day – I picked up a cold at work, and have been having a miserable weekend. I hope you all had a great time, whatever you were doing.
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