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I like Sir Keir Starmer... Boris has no defence against someone as smart as him. Compared to the incompetent messiah-complex Jeremy Corbyn he is an apex political predator and his legal experience will no doubt cause Boris a ton of distress in every session. Seems relatively non-corrupt too from the Googling I have done so far.
I think he will win the next election. he is competent and charismatic, which are the two things you need.
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Old 04.06.2020, 17:24
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The House of Commons had been operating on a hybrid basis in recent weeks, with a restricted number of MPs allowed in the chamber and others permitted to take part and vote from home.
But in a move led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons and a traditionalist Conservative MP, the government used its parliamentary majority to end that arrangement earlier this week. MPs were forced to return to Westminster if they wanted to debate and vote on legislation.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma repeatedly wiped his head and nose with a handkerchief and held his forehead as he made a speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Now he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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They are supposed to be protecting the country but cannot even protect themselves!
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I think he will win the next election. he is competent and charismatic, which are the two things you need.
Regretfully it isn’t him that will win or lose, it’s his party that needs to win. But Boris is helping a lot.
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I like Sir Keir Starmer...

...Seems relatively non-corrupt too from the Googling I have done so far.
Totally agree r.e. Corbyn. As for Starmer, 'corrupt' isn't the trait I'd be looking for.

In the legal community, a couple people have reservations because of dubious decisions he's made in the past, particularly when he was Director of Public Prosecutions. The one that always stuck in my craw was the Ian Tomlinson case, but allegedly there are a couple of other cases too which I know nothing about. If both party leaders fight out the next General Election, I suspect Starmer's time as DPP will be used against him because it all they've got and he's squeaky clean in every other department. They'll have to be fast because I really don't see the current PM lasting out the full 5yrs.
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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I think its about civility.

In a place like the UK I'm sure people would be doing waht you describe and thus making the system unworkable, only to scream blue murder if one day the tables were turned and it would be their initiative being sabotaged.
No plaintiff no judge.

The problem with this case (article in German), where someone tasked with counting the ballot slips is suspected of fraud by intentionally miscounting, isnt' that it happened but that it's said to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Cases such as these, including one where a federal council was caught in the act and his carreer destroyed, speaks for themselves. You probably know about Christoph Blocher's fraudulent voting (a single kown incident) already.

However, these acts aren't all that likely to have broader consequences as they all required physical presence, even Blocher's fraud did. That's no longer the case with electronic voting, where (in an extreme case) a single individual may be able to turn a vote or election upside down, and if done clever nobody may ever notice. With votes like the one on buying military airplanes for $30 billions, cases with undisputable incentives for foreign entities exist, and don't anybody tell me that the federal and Cantonal governments are even remotely as capable at protecting their data and systems as the endless list of companies (including banks, insurances and IT companies) which saw crucial data stolen.

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This clip is 25 minutes long, but it provides an analysis of the document read out by Mr. Cummings explaining his sins. Although it is long I do recommend that everyone have a look.



You don't have to be smart, you just have to have good lawyers ...
Now there's a young law graduate who is actually going to try to oppose Cummings.

https://www.legalcheek.com/2020/06/b...inic-cummings/
Birkbeck Uni law graduate looks to privately prosecute Dominic Cummings for Durham trip

Her gofundme of 6th June 2020
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Now there's a young law graduate who is actually going to try to oppose Cummings.

https://www.legalcheek.com/2020/06/b...inic-cummings/
Birkbeck Uni law graduate looks to privately prosecute Dominic Cummings for Durham trip

Her gofundme
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Gosh, can't people just drop it?! The UK's very own version of TDS. If you want a SURE way so lose your money then feel free to contribute to this folly! A friendly reminder that the last guy to try such a stunt by bringing a crazy case against Boris Johnson ended up penniless.
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Gosh, can't people just drop it?! The UK's very own version of TDS. If you want a SURE way so lose your money then feel free to contribute to this folly! A friendly reminder that the last guy to try such a stunt by bringing a crazy case against Boris Johnson ended up penniless.
No one really give a feck about Cummings anymore, especially in light of the BLM marches and general disruption.

Let the Libtards use precious energy flogging a dead horse. Corbyn used to do the same.
The battle is in front of them, not behind. They need to learn that instead of picking over the bones from lost causes.

I'm warming to Starmer, a little.
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app ditched in major U-turn.
Shift to Apple/Google technology being made after audit discovered that just one in 25 contacts were being detected on Apple phones
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No surprise


The UK government is a good candidate for looking like te most incompetent government in Europe for 2020.
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