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Joined July 2009
Times quoting Johnson’s civil service spokesman, Max Blain, by name. Unusual. thetimes.co.uk/article/5c95d…
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To be fair, Farris is currently listed as a member on the committee’s page and on her own page (which pull from the same data).
A number of reports have appeared in the Mail & subsequent publications about the Privileges Committee, its investigation into the Prime Minister & comments I & others have made I stepped down from the Committee last month. It is regrettable that no journalist spoke to me first
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Farris was listed as a member for the committee’s meeting on July 19 where it approved its report on the conduct of the Johnson inquiry, and when the report was published July 21 she was named as a current member.
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Here’s Erskine May on resigning from a select committee. I can’t see any motion discharging @Laura__Farris from the committee on order papers for the last week of Parliament, but might have missed it.
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Commons source tells @DailyKumail that yes she is indeed still formally on the ctte until discharged. Farris resigned but it’s not been formally processed/announced yet. So IMO fair to for starters name her as a ctte member. The rest is… 🤷‍♂️. Back to 🏖 dailymail.co.uk/news/article…
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Henry Dyer retweeted
🚨🚨🚨 MAJOR TORY DONOR HIT WITH BRIBERY AND FRAUD CHARGES IN THE US 🚨🚨🚨 Massive story from @cynthiao & co on Julio Herrera Velutini, a Venezuelan banker who has donated more than half a million pounds to the Tory party since Boris Johnson took office ft.com/content/7144a19a-0d8a…
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BULLET TRAIN: Enjoyable action flick. Surprising amount of Thomas the Tank Engine in it, obviously a strong point in the film’s favour.
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Henry Dyer retweeted
🚨Tories are "going mad" as ballots no longer have pre-paid postage and attendees charged to attend hustings 🚨One MP accused CCHQ of "penny pinching", another said it was "very odd". 🚨 Sources suggest party money may be tight businessinsider.com/cchq-qui…
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Philip Davies has endorsed Rishi Sunak. Now he’s interviewing him. 🤷‍♂️
🚨 DON’T MISS Esther McVey & Philip Davies’ exclusive interview with Rishi Sunak, tomorrow at 10am. 🗣 Hear what the man who wants to be PM has to say on illegal immigration, grooming gangs and his chances of reaching No.10. 📺 Freeview 236, Sky 515, Virgin 626
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I don’t think McVey has publicly backed Sunak or Truss but… McVey was going to be Jeremy Hunt’s DPM if Hunt was made leader. Hunt has backed Sunak.
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Henry Dyer retweeted
EXC: @RishiSunak told Tories in Tunbridge Wells that as Chancellor he tried to reverse Treasury formulas "that shoved all the funding into deprived urban areas" so areas like theirs could benefit @NewStatesman story: newstatesman.com/politics/co…
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Penny Mordaunt's signature is "PM Mordaunt" (oof), the PM being Penelope Mary. IDS and David Jones have pretty arcane signatures.
It's time to unite. 21 current and former colleagues who have sat around the Cabinet table have come together to back Liz. She will unite our Party, beat Keir Starmer, and is trusted to deliver for Britain 👇
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'George Havenhand, senior legal researcher at campaigning group @EndCorruptionUK called for a reform of the process to address the "hugely problematic status quo".'
The Cabinet Office are refusing to release documents on its work to respond to a July 2021 letter from ACOBA chair Lord Eric Pickles about Dominic Cummings's breach of revolving door rules. Why might the govt be so awkward about commenting on the matter? businessinsider.com/governme…
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Anyway, that's all from me for Insider, closing up with what is really an archetypal Henry Dyer™️ story: FOI, ACOBA, and Dominic Cummings.
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