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>> No. 90138 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 3:22 pm
90138 New peerage nominations
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/31/evgeny-lebedev-jo-johnson-and-ian-botham-among-36-peerage-nominations-boris

>Evgeney Lebedev, son of the former KGB colonel and one of Russia's richest oligarchs Alexander Lebedev
>Philip May, Theresa May's husband
>Jo Johnson, The PM's brother

How much does a peerage go for these days?
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>> No. 90139 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 3:29 pm
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>>90138
Of all the stupid things Boris has done, this is the stupidest.
>> No. 90145 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 5:32 pm
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>>90138
And a few labour rebels who supported brexit of course.

Also, why is Boris with a Gerry Anderson puppet in that photo?
>> No. 90148 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 8:20 pm
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>>90138

Rather ironic given that he owns the Independent, a staunchly pro-EU online paper which skewers BoJo and his government at every opportunity. If Boris is fishing for better coverage there are less obvious ways of going about it.
>> No. 90150 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:16 pm
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>>90148
Yeah but he also owns the Evening Standard, gave Gideon Osborne a job as editor, who then used it as a mouthpiece to constantly snipe at Theresa May. I imagine that is part of the calculation as to why he got the gong.
>> No. 90151 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:19 pm
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>>90150
I don't imagine it'll get much traction (surprise surprise) but I do think there ought to be a law stopping one individual from owning multiple news outlets.
>> No. 90152 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:28 pm
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>>90151
Here's the problem: define "news outlet".
>> No. 90153 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:31 pm
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>>90151

Source of news with a specific, identifying brand name.

So you can own the Mirror Newspaper, youtube channel, TV channel, radio statio, whatever, but not also the Sun.
>> No. 90154 Anonymous
1st August 2020
Saturday 9:38 pm
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>How much does a peerage go for these days?

Few million in a donation to the Conservative Party. Or Labour if they're in power. Is this your first encounter with the gongs?
>> No. 90155 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 3:50 pm
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Let's all take a moment to think about how poor Bercow must feel.
>> No. 90156 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 8:02 pm
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>>90155
Whatever you think of him (I think he's a bit of a cock, but still a fine Speaker), it just comes across as spiteful.
>> No. 90157 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 8:05 pm
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>>90156

Yeah, it's hard not to see that as "fuck you for giving us a hard time when we were trying to blatantly do something illegal you big grass".
>> No. 90158 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 8:47 pm
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>>90156
>>90157
I imagine it's the bullying of his staff and turning blind eye to it happening more generally that tipped the scale. Politics certainly had something to do with it but it's not wise to be an arsehole without friends in high places.
>> No. 90159 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 8:52 pm
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>>90158

Mistress Patel has been accused of much the same, so I don't really think that has much to do with it.
>> No. 90160 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 8:52 pm
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>>90158
You think the speaker of the house doesn't count as having friends in high places?
>> No. 90161 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 9:16 pm
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>>90160
Well none where it counts in this instance.
>> No. 90162 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 9:26 pm
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>>90159
She was also sacked for conducting parallel diplomacy and made her way back into government thanks to friends in high-places. Shall I explain it a third time?

>>90160
Not for Bercow, no. Clearly not.
>> No. 90163 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 10:08 pm
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>>90162

So really it's a case of having the wrong friends in high places. His alleged bullying had nothing to do with it, just the fact he was from the other team.
>> No. 90164 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 10:44 pm
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>>90163
He's actually a Tory pick you silly goose. If we're talking about EU Exit then on principle he had no team.

>His alleged bullying had nothing to do with it

Yes it does. If he hadn't been a twat then the outcry would go beyond die-hard remainers trying to make a point.
>> No. 90165 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 10:50 pm
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>>90164

He supported remain. His actions as speaker were commonly interpreted as being intentionally obstructive because of his position on the matter.

Doesn't matter what side you're on, not giving him a peerage was quite obviously tit-for-tat over that and very little to do with his bullying, because none of them give a fuck about bullying. It's not rocket science m8.

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