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  1. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    The reality of the UK's diminishing influence in the world... https://www.politico.eu/article/becoming-belgian-after-brexit/
  2. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    No blame on Stanley Johnson who's a Remainer, but what a hypocrite his son is after denying others the right to live in France... https://theguardian.com/politics/2022/may/20/pms-father-stanley-johnson-secures-french-citizenship They're laughing at you.
  3. Humphrey Appleby

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    It's amazing how they banged on about 'taking back control' from 'unelected bureaucrats' and yet seem to be happily relinquishing control to erm...unelected bureaucrats. You really couldn't make that up...
  4. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    https://www.politico.eu/article/the-incredible-shrinking-global-britain/
  5. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    Most of the civilised world has consigned the death penalty to history, yet this individual advocates it. Also another anti-gay bigot. These sorts of dinosaurs seem to be happy to apply draconian legislation to others, whilst not thinking it should apply to them.
  6. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    This is how much the Tories actually care about Norn Iron... https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/brexit/brexit-news/truss-made-turnips-in-truck-brexit-remark-about-ireland-1.4881846 The hysteronics are only to defect wider attention from the disastrous trade agreement they negotiated...
  7. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Was always a con job... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/05/19/public-duped-long-term-visas-foreign-nationals-40pc-since-brexit/#:~:text=The number of foreign nationals,according to a new study
  8. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    As predicted... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-19/stagflation-shock-to-uk-likely-to-be-among-world-s-worst A trade war with the EU will only make things even worse. Meanwhile not looking good for a US trade deal either... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-us-trade-deal-protocol-b2083179.html
  9. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    So Boris gets a token fine to mollify public outrage, whilst the rest of his staff carry the can. What a leader... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/fury-boris-johnson-partygate-fines-b2083085.html
  10. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    Your MP is it? Also a jingoistic bigot who advocates being tougher on crime, and a Brextremist to boot...
  11. Humphrey Appleby

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Another nail in the coffin for what was a successful UK business sector before Brexit... https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-tensions-mean-brits-wont-get-eu-science-cash-brussels-warns/
  12. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    No, it was not his job, nor that of any MP for that matter. The police, social services and CPS have that responsibility. If he was aware of things happening then he certainly had a moral responsibility to push those authorities into taking action, and as a MP would have more influence than most. But he has argued that he was not aware of the crimes beyond superficial knowledge or how widespread they were, nor how far they'd (not) been investigated by the responsible authorities. He subsequently said he wished he done more in light of the horrendous nature of what eventually came out, but is something different to the narrative constantly parroted by right-wing acolytes. You can take or leave his protestations - as a convicted fraudster and generally disreputable individual - but inaction is not actually a crime whereas being a perpetrator of a crime is. Who is defending Cyril Smith, but that happened years ago, he is long dead, and he also represented what is now a defunct party. How far do we have to go back here in order to point out that a Tory former-minister has been charged with rape and other offences, without whataboutery harking back to historic cases involving former Labour and Liberal MPs?
  13. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    It would appall all decent people, and of course would be more appalling if Denis MacShane actually had anything to do with it. It's yet another of those things where acolytes of the right have twisted certain comments of his into a narrative that suggests he had full - let alone any - knowledge of the crimes and that he covered them up. At the end of the day, the responsibility and failure was on the part of social services and the police to have fully investigated and prosecuted such things. To be clear that even without the Rotherham case surrounding him, Denis MacShane is a pretty disreputable individual who should have no place in politics. However, this is continually used by right-wing acolytes as whataboutery to excuse the appalling behaviour of what is largely Tory MPs (and some former ministers as well) that is coming to light. And you can be sure that if it's coming to light now, it's been going on since time immemorial... And if there had been any sniff of a Labour MP being charged with rape, you could be sure one person on here would have been the first to bring it up - just for public interest reasons of course...
  14. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    https://theguardian.com/politics/2022/apr/28/is-there-no-end-to-tory-mps-sexual-misconduct
  15. Humphrey Appleby

    Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The Demise Of The Tory Party?

    But a Labour MP ignored the grooming of 1400 girls, don’t you know…?
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