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  1. She admitted what she did was wrong. She has though shown integrity by resigning. Whereas..........
  2. It's only a 'huge non story' because he didn't resign and because Boris didn't sack him. It would have disappeared a long time ago if either had happened. One of those two things should have happened IMO.
  3. Rishi Sunak is not an economic miracle worker: he's just a standard ideologue 'The only organisation capable of bearing the cost of the coming economic crisis is the government. Sunak seems to think that it's the one organisation that should not do so. Big mistake. This man is as dangerous as his colleagues' '...... because Sunak still wants to play this banker’s game - that the government is in debt and in hock to the markets when it’s not - millions of people will suffer. That’s not competence. That is gross indifference to real people’s plight in pursuit of mistaken ideology. And that’s most certainly not a sign of economic competence.' Not my field of expertise but you may find this interesting. https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/05/30/rishi-sunak-is-not-an-economic-miracle-worker-hes-just-a-standard-ideologue/
  4. I've been staying alert as requested. In my alert state I've noticed that the Govt isn't following it's own Covid-19 alert system. Currently we are at 4 - 'Transmission is high or rising exponentially' which should mean social distancing continues. However we have moved to 3's 'Measures in place' - 'Gradual relaxation of restrictions' even though we are not at that alert level. No wonder there are some scientists speaking out against it.
  5. Apparently that Dominic Cummings has worse vision but the good news is it doesn't drive.
  6. We just need to act responsibly and with integrity............................................. in other words do what we want when we want🤔
  7. UK u-turns on commitment to tax transparency, giving up £10 billion in corporate tax https://www.taxjustice.net/2020/05/06/uk-u-turns-on-commitment-to-tax-transparency-giving-up-10-billion-in-corporate-tax/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scotland_joins_wave_of_countries_excluding_tax_haven_tied_corporations_from_covid_19_bailouts&utm_term=2020-05-28 Not great IMO: While countries on the Financial Secrecy Index on average decreased their secrecy scores on the index, the UK increased its secrecy score, for which it was criticised for “backsliding”. The UK is the only country to be identified as part of both the “axis of secrecy” – the countries most complicit in helping individuals to hide personal wealth from the rule of law – and the “axis of tax avoidance” – the countries most complicit in helping multinational corporations avoid tax. The UK is four times more responsible for corporate tax avoidance risks around world than the next biggest contributor of corporate tax avoidance risks, the Netherlands, which accounts for less than 7 per cent. Alex Cobham, chief executive at the Tax Justice Network, said: "The UK showed the world true leadership in 2016 by being the first country to commit to publishing country by country reporting data and promoting the standard at a global level. The UK’s U-turn on tax transparency this week, as the world takes stock of the economic costs of COVID19 and braces for economic recession is baffling if not dangerous. By choosing not to hold corporate giants to account, the UK has not only missed out on billions of pounds in corporate tax that could have gone to NHS workers on the frontline of the pandemic, they’ve put other countries’ health services at risk by putting the brakes on years of international effort to tackle corporate tax abuse." “The UK government seems to be claiming that they have just discovered, after four years of collecting this data, that their multinationals have been reporting inconsistently – and to such a degree that the government wants to block publication. It seems rather more likely that they’ve just realised how much anger there will be, from their own public and from neighbouring countries, when it becomes clear just how much profit shifting and tax abuse they’ve facilitated. This, of course, illustrates exactly why this data must be made public."
  8. I'm not surprised by this. Not a word of it was untrue mind and the Conservatives could/should have taken up the offer of having representation.
  9. I don't disagree with this however my parents brought me up with 'treat people as you would like to be treated yourself'. Cummings appears not to have had a similar upbringing and appears, as you say, to have many enemies. He should therefore have had more common-sense than to do what he did and act the way he has since it 'came out' IMO.
  10. Cummings has proven to all that he thinks he is above the rules he helped to write. Incompetent governance has insured it's not a non-story IMO and I don't think it's just going to disappear. May be wrong though. We'll have to wait and see.
  11. I have no idea why Cummings would lie like this. He must, sorry should, have known he would get caught out. Doubt has been cast on Dominic Cummings’ claim he warned of the threat of coronavirus “last year” after the discovery of a recent edit on the Downing Street adviser’s blog. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dominic-cummings-coronavirus-blog-boris-johnson-downing-street-a9532996.html https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/26/dominic-cummings-faces-questions-over-claim-he-warned-last-year-of-virus-threat I can only presume that, like a lot of highly intelligent people, he has very little common sense.
  12. If Cummings does go Boris will struggle I think. Or struggle more?🤔
  13. Does anyone really think this will just 'go away' now?
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