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Old 18th January 2022, 04:50 AM   #2041
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Remember, her remit is not to rule on whether Boris Johnson broke the Ministerial Code. The ultimate arbiter of that is Lord Geidt.
He can only launch an investigation if Boris Johnson gives permission.
If Geidt makes a ruling, Boris Johnson can overrule it.
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Old 18th January 2022, 04:56 AM   #2042
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I think we know that it should be known as “the ministerial suggestions” rather than code.
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Old 18th January 2022, 05:19 AM   #2043
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
I think we know that it should be known as “the ministerial suggestions” rather than code.
“The code is more what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules"

As a famous pirate captain claimed.
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Old 18th January 2022, 06:44 AM   #2044
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'It's not my fault,' says a 57-year-old Old Etonian & Oxford graduate who made the rules
On Sky News Boris says says 'nobody told me' No 10 lockdown garden party was against the rules.
Invites had been sent, there were 40 people in the garden, tables were laid out with food and drink and "No, nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules, the event in question was something that wasn't a work event...When I went out into that garden I thought I was attending a work event."

Beth Rigby: "To be clear you're saying Cummings is lying and his version of events is untrue?"

PM:"I can tell you categorically that nobody told me and nobody said that this was sthing that was against the rules or a breach of covid rules or something that wasn't a work event, because frankly I can't imagine why it would have gone ahead or been allowed to go ahead. My memory, as I've said is going out into the garden for 25 minutes for what I implicitly thought was a work event and talking to staff, thanking staff..."
"I can be absolutely categorical about this. Nobody told me that this is an event which was against the rules, that is in breach of what we're asking everyone else to do and should not go ahead."

On parties before Duke of Edinburgh funeral: "I deeply and bitterly regret that that happened. I can only renew my apologies to Her Majesty and to the country for misjudgments made and I take full responsibility."

http://news.sky.com/story/boris-john...rules-12519115

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Old 18th January 2022, 11:41 AM   #2045
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It is that hard to understand that when considering whether a " Work event" breaks the rules it is the 'event' aspect as opposed to the 'work' one that is the most important?
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Well, it's official. Covid is over!
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Yay !

I guess the tens of thousands catching it, the thousands hospitalised with it and the hundreds dying is just my overactive imagination.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
'It's not my fault,' says a 57-year-old Old Etonian & Oxford graduate who made the rules
On Sky News Boris says says 'nobody told me' No 10 lockdown garden party was against the rules.
Invites had been sent, there were 40 people in the garden, tables were laid out with food and drink and "No, nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules, the event in question was something that wasn't a work event...When I went out into that garden I thought I was attending a work event."

Beth Rigby: "To be clear you're saying Cummings is lying and his version of events is untrue?"

PM:"I can tell you categorically that nobody told me and nobody said that this was sthing that was against the rules or a breach of covid rules or something that wasn't a work event, because frankly I can't imagine why it would have gone ahead or been allowed to go ahead. My memory, as I've said is going out into the garden for 25 minutes for what I implicitly thought was a work event and talking to staff, thanking staff..."
"I can be absolutely categorical about this. Nobody told me that this is an event which was against the rules, that is in breach of what we're asking everyone else to do and should not go ahead."

On parties before Duke of Edinburgh funeral: "I deeply and bitterly regret that that happened. I can only renew my apologies to Her Majesty and to the country for misjudgments made and I take full responsibility."

http://news.sky.com/story/boris-john...rules-12519115
Why does 'Boris' Johnson keep saying, 'Categorically'?

Isn't that what former POTUS Richard Nixon kept saying during impeachment proceedings? 'I categorically deny...'

...and then he was gone.

Why is Boozo copying him?

'Absolutely deeply bitterly', my foot.

'I understand what you are saying but...' is his other hackneyed cliché in response to any hard hitting question.

UK voters: what were you thinking???!!!
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Nadhim Zahawi tweets
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I promised that pupils wouldn't have to wear face coverings for a moment longer than necessary, so I'm pleased to say they will no longer be needed in classrooms from tomorrow.
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Nadhim Zahawi tweets
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I promised that pupils wouldn't have to wear face coverings for a moment longer than necessary, so I'm pleased to say they will no longer be needed in classrooms from tomorrow.
Oh good, I look forward to the fifth (or sixth, or seventh) wave.
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