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Yes. Very unconvincing. Unless you want to believe them. If it was such a well-organised conspiracy to seize Capitol Hill why is so chaotic? Why did it fall apart when, much to their surprise, they got inside? Who were the leaders? What we’re the goals? Where was the plan?
And might like to ponder why, if it was a planned insurrection, nobody has been charged with insurrection or treason, though 725 have been charged, of which 70 cases litigated so far, resulting in 31 jail sentences, so far.
Politically, Boris Johnson’s grimmest night since he became prime minister.
UK economy grew by a much stronger-than-expected 0.9% in November resulting in GDP exceeding its pre-pandemic level for the first time.
Cabinet minister: “The government is now roughly divided into two camps: those who think he will go now, and those who think he will go later.” Long-time Johnson supporte: “He’s done, it’s over. He’s truly done for,”
I suspect many folks, when they see this, will be adding Britannia Hotels to the list of businesses they will not be frequenting when this crisis is over.
Isn’t this a remarkable — some might say brazen — re-writing of what actually happened? The first “protective ring” was “advice” in February which said (twice) care homes had nothing to worry about. Then old folks were decanted from hospitals to homes without testing ...