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    Boris Johnson

    Another scandal involving the Director General of the Beeb, Richard Sharp, before he was appointed, Boris Johnson's own cousin and Simon Case. The Times exposed this. (I don't have a link to The Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/t...ntee-f7nt5kfml)


    https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...-boris-johnson

    The BBC chair, Richard Sharp, has said he has asked the nominations committee of the BBC board to review any potential conflicts of interest over his role amid claims he helped Boris Johnson secure a loan, the broadcaster reported.

    In a statement Sharp said he wanted to ensure “all the appropriate guidelines have been followed”.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

    #2
    Someone who's known Boris known for 20 years introducing Boris to someone else he'd known for many years to talk about guaranteeing a loan, who was later recommended for the BBC role by an independent panel to the Culture Secretary who advised Boris as per standard procedure.

    Put like that it's a bit of a non-story, isn't it.

    then again, the bigger story is why a sitting PM needs £800k but that doesn't seem to have been noticed.
    Blog? What blog...?

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      #3
      Originally posted by malvolio View Post
      then again, the bigger story is why a sitting PM needs £800k but that doesn't seem to have been noticed.
      Wasn't it effectively a credit card.

      He was earning 800K a year before he took office. Had to take a massive pay cut. Use credit to make up the difference?

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        #4
        Originally posted by malvolio View Post
        Someone who's known Boris known for 20 years introducing Boris to someone else he'd known for many years to talk about guaranteeing a loan, who was later recommended for the BBC role by an independent panel to the Culture Secretary who advised Boris as per standard procedure.

        Put like that it's a bit of a non-story, isn't it.
        Why do you need an introduction to your own cousin from someone who isn't family?


        Originally posted by malvolio View Post
        then again, the bigger story is why a sitting PM needs £800k but that doesn't seem to have been noticed.
        That has been noted elsewhere.

        Who else did Mr Boris Johnson get money, goods or services from that we should know about?

        Anyone who did that wouldn't have got security cleared.
        "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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          #5
          Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
          Why do you need an introduction to your own cousin from someone who isn't family?
          I have at least ten cousins I haven't seen or spoken to for over thirty years...

          That has been noted elsewhere.

          Who else did Mr Boris Johnson get money, goods or services from that we should know about?

          Anyone who did that wouldn't have got security cleared.
          That is a bit of a non-sequitur. Also people elected to public office don't go through the same vetting regime as us mere mortals, else you would never elect anyone. It's perfectly possible to allow someone access to secure material without it. It's equally possible there are good elected politicians in the House who will never get anywhere near classified information. And if someone did try to coerce a senior politician, we can be fairly sure the security service would be on to it with very large boots.
          Blog? What blog...?

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            #6
            Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
            Who else did Mr Boris Johnson get money, goods or services from that we should know about?

            Anyone who did that wouldn't have got security cleared.
            Love to see them try and get a security cleared UberEats delivery driver

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              #7
              Originally posted by malvolio View Post
              then again, the bigger story is why a sitting PM needs £800k but that doesn't seem to have been noticed.
              He got NLyUK pregnant?
              "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

              I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                #8
                Originally posted by vetran View Post

                He got NLyUK pregnant?
                Well anyone can claim their "child" is his....
                "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by malvolio View Post
                  ....

                  then again, the bigger story is why a sitting PM needs £800k but that doesn't seem to have been noticed.
                  Well gosh...
                  Blog? What blog...?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
                    Why do you need an introduction to your own cousin from someone who isn't family?




                    That has been noted elsewhere.

                    Who else did Mr Boris Johnson get money, goods or services from that we should know about?

                    Anyone who did that wouldn't have got security cleared.
                    Lots of donations of good and services as well as hard cash from the Bamford family (the JCB lot) ones I have heard about from a mate in the know, include a lot of free use of the JCB helicopter and lots of free food deliveries from the farm shopping emporium they own (Daylesford's)
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