Patel outlines Rwanda’s plan, Johnson visits India and France goes to the polls This week in politics
Labor deputy Angela Rayner attacked an article in the Mail on Sunday this morning, suggesting that she used the “basic instinct” trick to distract Boris Johnson in the House of Commons.
The newspaper claimed that Mrs. Rayner had been accused by her conservative colleagues of “raising” the prime minister in the Chamber by crossing her legs and crossing them.
Ms. Rayner said she believed that behind the “desperate, perverted smudges” that compared her body language to the prime minister was the iconic Sharon Stone scene in the 1992 erotic thriller, he was the prime minister himself.
It comes at a time when Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to divert the second fixed fine for “BYOB” drinks, which took place in the garden of Downing Street on May 20, 2020 during the first lock in England.
A Downing Street source told the PA news agency that Boris Johnson was not fined for the rally.
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Boris Johnson’s Partygate fine is more serious than the speeding fine, President Tory admits
The Conservative chairman admitted that Boris Johnson’s fine for attending an illegal party was more serious than a speeding fine – after the cabinet minister indicated that the offenses were similar.
Brandon Lewis, Minister of Northern Ireland, was ridiculed by this comparison and also wrongly claimed that Tony Blair was given a parking ticket when he was number 10.
Asked if it was right to compare Covid violations to speeding, Mr. Dowden said, “I don’t want to compare.”
“I take these allegations very seriously – and I don’t for a moment underestimate how upset and hurt people feel about that.”
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Emily Atkinson, April 24, 2022, 9:42 AM
Angela Rayner argues that she uses the “basic instinct” trick to distract the prime minister
Labor chairwoman Angela Rayner attacked an article in the Mail on Sunday this morning, suggesting that she was using the “stunt” of Basic Instinct to distract Boris Johnson.
The newspaper claimed that Mrs. Rayner had been accused by her conservative colleagues of “disappointing” the prime minister in the lower house by crossing her legs.
She said on Twitter today: “Women in politics face sexism and misogyny every day – and I am no different. This morning is the last dose of hot journalism courtesy of @MoS_Politics.
“I am accused of a ‘deception’ to ‘distract’ the helpless prime minister – by being a woman, with legs and clothes. I’m conspiring to “take him off.” I won’t repeat the rest – but you’ll understand. “
She later added: “I hope this experience does not deter a single person like me with a similar background from me from the desire to participate in public life. That would break my heart. “
Its entire thread is available for reading here:
Emily Atkinson, April 24, 2022, 9:18 AM
The claim that the Tories accuse Angela Rayner of a “basic instinct” trick to distract the prime minister is “ridiculous,” says party chairman
The allegations that Conservative MPs accused Angela Rayner of deliberately distracting Boris Johnson by crossing and freeing her legs in the House of Commons are “ridiculous,” the party chairman said.
The rage grows over an extraordinary news story, which the tories compare to the tactics of the Labor leader’s deputy to the fully clothed version of the infamous Sharon Stone scene in Basic Instinct.
It has been widely condemned as glaring sexism – and at the same time it badly reflects Mr. Johnson himself if he can’t concentrate when confronted with a woman’s legs.
However, Oliver Dowden denied the allegations in The Mail on Sunday, cautiously denying the denial that the allegations could be made by some conservatives.
Our Deputy Political Editor Rob Merrick states:
Emily Atkinson, April 24, 2022, 9:13
Dowden calls on France and Germany to do more to support Ukraine
France and Germany could do more to support Ukraine in its battle against Russia, the Conservative Party chairman said.
Oliver Dowden told Sophy Ridge On Sky News on Sunday: “I would like to see more, but the Prime Minister is dealing with this point.
“So earlier this week, he had a phone call not only with President Biden, but also with President Macron and the leaders of other countries, such as Germany.
“There is a desire for us all to do this, but it would be good to see more of France and Germany.”
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 9:01 AM
Criticism of Rwanda’s plans is not xenophobic, the cabinet minister says
Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden said he did not believe criticism of Rwandan migration plans could be classified as “xenophobic” – a term used by Home Secretary Priti Patel, who also described the disagreement with the plans as “offensive.”
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 8:51 PM
Dowden says there is a “strong reason” for the prime minister to remain in office
Cabinet Secretary Oliver Dowden said he did not believe the prime minister had misled parliament about Partygate.
Asked if he thought Boris Johnson should resign if he was found to have misled MPs for his involvement in a series of parties that broke the blockade, Mr Dowden told Sky News that he did not believe “such a scenario would happen.”
He also praised the prime minister’s progress in brokering a trade agreement during his visit to India this week, saying his efforts were “an important reason for the prime minister to remain in office.”
Mr Dowden also said he did not think he was brought before the media to “defend the indefensible”, but acknowledged the “legitimate injury” to the public caused by Partygate.
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 8:49 PM
The PM cost the magazine £ 4,000 on parking fines, says the former editor
Boris Johnson cost his magazine £ 4,000 on parking tickets when he was a motoring reporter, according to his former editor.
Dylan Jones, who hired Mr. Johnson in GQ’s fashion and lifestyle magazine in 1999, wrote in The Sunday Times: .
“And when I say a lot, I mean a lot; according to Boris’s own words, they began to accumulate ‘like blown snow on the windshield’.
Mr Jones added: “I once found out that in the ten years he worked for GQ, Boris cost us about £ 4,000 on parking tickets.
“But then he also wrote more than a hundred incredibly fun motoring columns, so I thought it was worth it.”
Mr Jones said “interesting” Mr Johnson had never received any speeding fines.
“And I have a pretty good idea of why,” Mr. Jones added.
“When cars were delivered to his home in Islington, the carmaker always recorded the mileage, which is common practice. Mileage will also be recorded when they pick up again. And on more than one occasion – OK, on many, many, many occasions – the mileage was exactly the same. So I will let you draw your own conclusions. “
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 8:17 PM
The survey shows that Boris Johnson’s rating is declining
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 8:00 PM
Rwanda’s plans seek to “strengthen” asylum seekers, Patel said
Rwandan migration plans address efforts to “strengthen” asylum seekers, Interior Minister Priti Patel said.
“It has always been a partnership based on resettlement, renewal of lives. Investing in people, “she told The Times.
“We empower people by investing in them.”
She previously advocated a controversial government agreement to send asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing as “very unique” and “not a trade agreement.”
“It’s not like a trade agreement … We’ve linked migration and economic development to a migration and economic development partnership with Rwanda,” Ms Patel told The Sunday Telegraph.
“It’s so different from the Australian model, for example, in how they outsource, so to speak. It’s not like that, this is a very, very unique model. “
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 7:50 PM
Starmer hits the Met through the silence of the Partygate
Keir Starmer criticized the Metropolitan Police for failing to disclose the number of Partygate fines imposed before the local election.
It comes after the forces announced they would not provide up-to-date information on notices of fixed fines ahead of local polls next month.
The Labor leader said the Met “should continue to make its decisions and publish those decisions as before.”
“And the prime minister must reveal if he will receive further fines.” The Met police did not have to change their practice, “the executive prosecutor added in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.
“Criminal charges are filed constantly, elections or no elections. It is in the public interest to know who was fined, especially those high in the government.
According to reports, fines began to land in officials’ e-mail boxes, which on May 20, 2020, during the first locking in England, attended the “bring your own bottle” drink in Garden No. 10.
Emily Atkinson April 24, 2022 7:40 PM