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Re: Tory Party watch

#6501  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 06, 2022 11:32 am

Anti-corruption champion quits and says PM should resign
Tory MP John Penrose has resigned as the PM's anti-corruption champion ahead of this evening's confidence vote.

He says it's clear that Boris Johnson broke the ministerial code over the row about Downing Street parties during lockdown.

"That’s a resigning matter for me, and it should be for the PM too," he says on Twitter, along with his letter of resignation.


From the BBC newsfeed.

Penrose says he wrote his letter yesterday, not knowing there was going to be a confidence vote, and suggests the opposition to Johnson is not co-ordinated.

He suggests MPs "have had to look in the mirror and say 'am I happy with my personal integrity here?'".

They are also receiving emails from constituents which are coming "thick and fast" and are "overwhelmingly negative", he says.


The only new thing here is that Johnson is very publicly being labelled corrupt by prominent members of his own party, although a lot of people outside the party thought that already. As a flypaper-PM who was up to be blamed for the existential balls-up of Brexit he was never going to lead the party into the next election, but I'm pretty sure this wasn't in the 1922 committee game-plan.
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#6502  Postby minininja » Jun 06, 2022 11:54 am

If Johnson does go, who's going to replace him?
Liz Truss?
Jeremy Hunt?
Priti Patel?
Jacob Rees-Mogg?
Dominic Raab?
Michael Gove?
Some relatively unknown Tory that fancies their chances?
Whatever happens, there is no good outcome here.
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Re: Tory Party watch

#6503  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 06, 2022 12:11 pm

Well that's a given, whoever gets in they'll be another bloody Tory.

And you missed off Nadine Dorries :grin:
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#6504  Postby Spearthrower » Jun 06, 2022 12:17 pm

The No-Conf is a smokescreen really as he's still got too much backing from MP's - in many ways, it's a strategic error (or intentional diversion) to have it go forward now.
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#6505  Postby Thommo » Jun 06, 2022 12:19 pm

Tortured_Genius wrote:As a flypaper-PM who was up to be blamed for the existential balls-up of Brexit he was never going to lead the party into the next election, but I'm pretty sure this wasn't in the 1922 committee game-plan.


I'm not so sure about that. He still might. He's likely to win tonight, and being the shameless scoundrel, lawbreaker and liar he is he will surely claim that as a mandate to continue indefinitely. Nothing can shame the man into standing down.

Personally I just want him gone. As long as there's systematic lying pervading government to prop him up nothing can be done to improve the culture at the top of the Conservative party.
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#6506  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 06, 2022 8:10 pm

148 vs. 211 - so he stays in place.

Theresa May was 117 vs. 200 in 2018 and was gone within 6 months.

Not exactly a resounding victory when 41.2% of his own MPs want him gone.
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#6507  Postby Spearthrower » Jun 06, 2022 8:13 pm

Tortured_Genius wrote:
Not exactly a resounding victory when 41.2% of his own MPs want him gone.


I expect it's quite a few more than that, but party first.
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#6508  Postby Matt_B » Jun 06, 2022 11:30 pm

May only bought her survival with a promise of eventual resignation.

Who knows what Johnson had to slip under the table to secure his?
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#6509  Postby Calilasseia » Jun 08, 2022 10:35 pm

Matt_B wrote:May only bought her survival with a promise of eventual resignation.

Who knows what Johnson had to slip under the table to secure his?


Making pleb hunting a legal blood sport?

Only that move would give Reeks Of Smug the biggest hard on he's had in his life.
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Re: Tory Party watch

#6510  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 12, 2022 3:07 pm

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#6511  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 15, 2022 6:41 pm

Boris Johnson's ethics adviser Lord Geidt resigns (BBC)

Boris Johnson's ethics adviser Lord Geidt has resigned after saying there was a "legitimate question" over whether the PM had broken ministerial rules over Partygate.

He said he was leaving the role, which he took up in April last year, "with regret".

He did not give a reason for his departure but in a statement he said it was the "right thing" to do.


The amazing thing being that Boris "lying criminal bastard" Johnson actually had an ethics advisor. Finding that such a position existed, it's absolutely no surprise that the incumbent has resigned.
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#6512  Postby ronmcd » Jun 16, 2022 11:51 am

Lord Geidt quit after being asked to approve ‘deliberate’ breach of ministerial code, resignation letter shows

Geidt says the final straw was a request to consider a proposal that he said would be a “deliberate and purposeful” breach of the ministerial code. He implies that Boris Johnson asked him to approve of this breach.
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Re: Tory Party watch

#6515  Postby Calilasseia » Jun 23, 2022 9:27 am

And of course, the latest blather from the ToryCunt Party about leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (a convention that was, with delicious irony, launched by none other than Winston Churchill), points again to the sleazy conniving and scheming that masquerades as considered thought among this cabal of social cleansing bandits.

The bastards know that the moment they're removed from office, there will be calls for them to be sent to the dock at The Hague, to face charges of crimes against humanity, not least over the 250,000 preventable deaths among ordinary people arising from their policies, which puts the ToryCunt Party well into the Eichmann bracket with respect to politically motivated mass extermination.

The bullshit about a "British Bill of Rights" is precisely that - bullshit. It's a means of escaping international justice via dirty tricks, while giving the flag-shagging Gammons something else to masturbate over along with their blue passports, while slipping past them yet more trashing of rights for the poor, and the handing of yet more corrupt jollies to their rich chums.

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Re: Tory Party watch

#6516  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 23, 2022 10:12 am

I am so hoping they get a right kicking in the 2 by-elections today.

For those losing track of tory rule-breaking and criminality, these are:

Honiton and Tiverton - where in the previous Tory MP resigned after viewing porn in the House of Commons benches. (At least he did resign)
Wakefield - where the previous Tory MP has been jailed for sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy.

The Lib-Dems are theoretically in with a shout in Honiton and Tiverton, Labour having little chance in such a rural constituency that falls firmly into the "rural toryshire" bracket.

It looks very likely Wakefield will revert back to Labour since it was a solid labour seat before flipping to tory in support of the single issue of Brexit.

These have nothing to do with the latest: MP David Warburton facing code of conduct investigation (BBC) who was previously suspended n April over sexual harassment claims and is now facing allegations of code breaches including paid advocacy and failure to declare an interest or register a gift.

It's getting difficult to keep track of all the sleaze and corruption TBH. You could be forgiven for making wild generalisations about Tory MPs.
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#6517  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jun 24, 2022 7:48 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :dance: :lol: :lol:

Well some bits of UK democracy actually work.

The Tory Party chairman has thrown himself under the bus for this one (the loss of a rock-solid safe seat must have been the one that really hurt).

The chances of BoJo the clown taking any responsibility are, as ever, nil.
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#6518  Postby CarlPierce » Jun 27, 2022 9:11 am

Tory MP John Penrose has resigned as the PM's anti-corruption champion


Burn-out from over-work trying to hide it all !
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Re: Tory Party watch

#6519  Postby Spearthrower » Jun 30, 2022 3:26 pm

BJ's 1987 report from Classics' Tutor Martin Hammond simply reads like an indictment of his behavior in office.
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Re: Tory Party watch

#6520  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jul 01, 2022 10:51 pm

I repeat - what is wrong with these people?

Chris Pincher suspended as Tory MP after groping allegation (BBC)

A former deputy chief whip alleged to have groped two men in a private members' club has been suspended as a Conservative MP.

Chris Pincher will sit as an independent after he was reported to Parliament's behaviour watchdog.

He quit his government job in a letter on Thursday, saying he had "drunk far too much" and "embarrassed myself and other people".
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