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    Daily Mail polling tomorrow is even worse than...

    Daily Mail polling tomorrow is even worse than the snap polling published today. 80% of people agree Cummings clearly broke the rules. A majority now believe the trust required for people to comply...
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    Government sticking to its guns on the...

    Government sticking to its guns on the "exceptional circumstances" bullshit.
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    Bit of a misconception here. A customs agent is...

    Bit of a misconception here. A customs agent is the person what actually files the customs paperwork. They don't work for HMRC or Border Force - they work for the people doing the importing/exporting...
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    Quick, the story's not going away, tell people...

    Quick, the story's not going away, tell people they maybe might be able to go to parks in some undefined number of weeks but give no other details!

    That ought to distract them!
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    Corbyn's actually a good example of how this will...

    Corbyn's actually a good example of how this will end up doing damage. He's a man who, on paper, people should really like. They like his policies. They like his empathy. They generally like that he...
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    I think in this case you're grossly...

    I think in this case you're grossly underestimating it. I've edited in some initial YouGov figures above. Coupled with the overnight collapse in Boris's personal ratings it's hard to draw any other...
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    Absolutely none whatsoever, FTPA hasn't been...

    Absolutely none whatsoever, FTPA hasn't been repealed yet so we'd end up in the same situation as May. If Boris becomes a political liability he'd no longer have the confidence of the house but the...
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    The "hefty fine" is the princely sum of 60 that...

    The "hefty fine" is the princely sum of 60 that most police forces, including Durham, have been refusing to impose unless absolutely necessary because it is inherently unfair. That fine would be...
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    1265206072794648576 I've never seen approval...

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    I've never seen approval number flips like that. Johnson drops 20 points in 4 days and the government drops 16 points in one day, both now net negative. If this is sustained...
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    So the blog that Cummings wrote "warning about...

    So the blog that Cummings wrote "warning about coronaviruses over a year ago" is actually a blog he wrote over a year ago about biosecurity at testing labs that he edited on the 14th April this year...
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    get in the fucking sea you're not that dumb

    get in the fucking sea you're not that dumb
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    East coast mainline was still running. Durham to...

    East coast mainline was still running. Durham to London in under three hours. No eyesight required.
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    Public statements by Spads are explicitly...

    Public statements by Spads are explicitly prohibited by the civil service spad code. The only way the civil service should be allowing this is if he has resigned so is no longer subject to those...
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    It was a cabo badge and a parliamentary estate...

    It was a cabo badge and a parliamentary estate badge back to back. Neither particularly sensitive. I'm just a badge nazi.

    And yes dv badges are a thing. Standard civil service badges are colour...
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    Or because him and his team are so phenomenally...

    Or because him and his team are so phenomenally incompetent they can't think through the consequences, eg:

    https://i.imgur.com/SOWH9cE.png
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    Good god this is a car crash What a complete,...

    Good god this is a car crash

    What a complete, total clusterfuck
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    Assuming he's not now going to resign with...

    Assuming he's not now going to resign with dignity "to preserve the message" and he really is staying, this is an even bigger mistake. It completely neuters any soft power number 10 would have had....
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    Yep, he's doubling down. This is going to get...

    Yep, he's doubling down.

    This is going to get messy.
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    Cummings spotted leaving home with his work ID...

    Cummings spotted leaving home with his work ID badge on. Aside from the fact in my book wearing your badge in public is a sacking offence in and of itself one can only hope that means he's on his way...
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    Peter Bone, Steve Baker and other brexity tory...

    Peter Bone, Steve Baker and other brexity tory MPs publicly calling for him to go.

    The wonder of it is he's too much of a self diagnosed genius, above the concerns of the little people, to walk...
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    This is what will get him. He's not a well liked...

    This is what will get him. He's not a well liked man at the best of times and he let cabinet ministers go to bat and stick their own reputations on the line to save him when he should have known more...
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    Oh that's too perfect. They must have had this...

    Oh that's too perfect. They must have had this part of the story first and held it in reserve.

    If he's been out and about like that twice, there'll be more and he's not exactly an inconspicuous...
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    FWIW he almost certainly did not break the law

    FWIW he almost certainly did not break the law
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    Lead item on Newsnight. If the BBC keep this...

    Lead item on Newsnight.

    If the BBC keep this up it's hard to see how he survives. Can't imagine he's got many friends in government.
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    Looks like Cummings went on a trip to Durham to...

    Looks like Cummings went on a trip to Durham to see his parents during lockdown while symptomatic.

    Should be fined, such be sacked, should have his clearances revoked.

    Doubt we'll be seeing...
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