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"Imagine waking up on Friday December 13 and finding Corbyn at the head of his technicolour yawn of a coalition."

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Rick Astley gets my vote
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U took the old religion from the woman on the hill.
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Everyone has skeletons in their closet. Attack the status quo and those bones will be revealed. Also accepting a bribe works well too.
 

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You mean George Tony Osama Dave Donald Teresa Boris ?????

Been the same since the days of the Roman Senate, probably long before that. And don't try telling me any revolution has ever changed anything either. All they do is replace once set of rich cnuts with another set who rapidly enrich themselves.

We plebs just need to keep our heads down and keep shovelling shit from one place to another for our lords and masters.
 

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In other news, Lord Lucan spotted riding Shergar down Bermondsey high street...
 

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Russian Oligarchs Support UK Conservatives
WRITTEN BY ZDRAVKO LJUBAS

An intelligence report, which was supposed to be published this week and which publication the Cabinet of the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson blocked last week, names nine Russian businessmen who donated to the Conservative Party, The Sunday Times reported.

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UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Photo:UK Parliament (CC BY-NC 2.0))The British intelligence watchdog - Intelligence and Security Committee of the Parliament (ISC), prepared the report on illicit Russian activities in Britain, listing names of oligarchs with possible Kremlin links, and other wealthy Tory donors and raising concerns over the threat of Russian interference in the Dec. 12 British parliamentary elections.

Some of the oligarchs, according to the report, have been close to Johnson, such as Alexander Temerko, who has worked for the Kremlin’s defence ministry and the defunct Yukos Oil Company. Temerko has reportedly supported Johnson’s Conservatives with more than 1.2 million British pounds (US$ 1.54 million) over the past seven years.
The paper also obtained the names of several other Russians who significantly supported the British Conservative Party. One of them was Lyubov Chernukhina, the wife of former deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Chernukhin, who allegedly gave the largest donation in the past year - 450,000 pounds ($579,000).

The other was Alexander Lebedev, one of top-100 Russian tycoons on the Forbes list and ex-KGB spy, and his son Yevgeny, who co-owns Britain’s Independent and Evening Standard newspapers and their close relations with Boris Johnson, but did not precize if they also financially supported Johnson’s party.

An independent global media platform openDemocracy last week also presented its investigation saying that “The Conservatives have received significant recent cash injections from a number of Russian donors and their associates,” listing amounts of donated money similar to those in the ISC report.

The Conservatives, according to openDemocracy, have received more than 3.5 million pounds ($4.5 million) from Russian funders since 2010.

Downing Street, however, refused the possibility to publish the 50-page ISC report before the elections.
Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, according to The Times, tried to justify the government’s decision saying that the government was “not allowed to publish things which are seen as controversial in any way,” during general election campaigns.

The Guardian cited the ISC Chairman Dominic Grieve, who called the government’s decision “jaw dropping,” stressing that no reason for the refusal had been given, while Labour and Scottish National party politicians accused Johnson’s cabinet of refusing to recognize the scale of Russian meddling.

“The protocols are quite clear. If the prime minister has a good reason for preventing publication he should explain to the committee what it is, and do it within 10 days of him receiving the report,” Grieve said as quoted by the newspaper. “If not, it should be published,” he said.
 

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Kind of makes up for all the previous Kremlin support for the Labour Party, miners union, CND,...

Anyway, the Sundays article proper states:

The report by the cross-party intelligence and security committee (ISC ) into illicit Russian activities in Britain could not say if it had affected the result of the 2016 vote.[

So like I said last week, with our arcane paper ballot system, unless Vlad has a secret 100,000 radio controlled pencils...
 

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Perhaps Boris should have just proposed building a hotel in downtown Moscow... Or Kiev...
 

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Wonder how much Langley spends in Moscow?
 

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I only watch Netflix...
 

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Just another point: if Vlad's intention was to assure Brexit by interfering in the 2016 election, he sure did waste his money. Three and a half years later and still no Brexit. Yet.
 
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