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Removing the whip from Julian Lewis is such a stupid and self-defeating form of revenge it’s hard not to grab the popcorn. He’s the ISC chair. He’s aligned with the opposition already. The Russia report is coming. And now the government has no hold on him.
Number 10’s bid to secure their chair of choice led to the longest ever delay in forming the ISC and a huge delay to the #RussiaReport . And so far it is backfiring in spectacular fashion.
@shashj It does, but I expect the report will be quite mild. What doesn’t depend on No 10 approval is whatever the ISC chair chooses to say in interviews etc.
Like, seriously. Hopefully this will make loads of places check their security properly and Twitter review its security for this kind of exploit / information operation.
Canadian life expectancy: 82.1 years US life expectancy: 78.7 years Canadian health spend: $4,608/person US health spend: $9,451/person
It's Monday. It's COVID-19. We need a distration. So, I present to you a short thread of cats being total dicks to children. We open with a classic:
Millennials and Gen Z are supportive of lockdown largely to protect *others*: their parents, grandparents, vulnerable people their age, etc. Lockdown has a high cost on them, and they're willingly bearing it. Mocking them as scared for their own sake is a cheap shot that misses.
Just making sure this doesn’t get lost: Number 10 is effectively – during a national emergency caused by a global pandemic – on-the-record accusing a police force of lying. They are directly contradicting Durham Constabulary’s statement.