Das "Standards Committee" hat festgestellt, dass Owen Paterson MP (für die Tories) massiv gegen die Verhaltensregeln verstoßen hat, indem er mehrere 100.000 Pfünde von zwei Unternehmen genommen und dann massiv zu deren Gunsten lobbyiert hat. Was machen die Tories? Ändern die Regeln, damit so ein Verhalten keinen Verstoß mehr darstellt, und lassen Paterson ungeschoren davon kommen. Gleiches für einen anderen Tory-Abgeordneten, der sich wohl der massiven sexuellen Belästigung von Untergebenen schuldig gemacht hat.
Die Korruption bei den Tories ist absolut unfassbar. EIn Artikel dazu von Keir Starmer im Grauniad:
Und noch ein Artikel dazu in den Northeast Bylines
Und noch ein Kommentar dazu :-/
Boris "The Fan" Johnson hat anscheinend hinsichtlich der Abänderung der Regeln erneut einen seiner berühmten "U-Turns" hingelegt. Hoffentlich erkälten sich seine Fans nicht im Luftzug der Rotation.
"Johnson prepares article 16 ‘nuclear’ option in Northern Ireland
The UK government appears to be intent on setting a collision course with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol
There is a growing resignation in Brussels that the UK government intends to trigger article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol as soon as COP26 in Glasgow is out of the way.
An Irish official has told Politico that a very bumpy few weeks is coming up, adding that “The UK government risks doing huge damage to UK-EU relations and Anglo-Irish relations”.
Triggering article 16 nuclear option
The FT also reports that the government is seeking to appoint new external legal advisers in an effort to give a fig leaf of cover for attorney general Suella Bravernman in support of Boris Johnson’s plans to dump part of the Northern Ireland protocol. This is increasing fears that ministers are seriously preparing to use article 16 and perhaps anticipating resistance from the House of Lords, who tend to be more squeamish about breaking international treaties.
Sir Jonathan Jones, the former head of the UK government’s legal department who resigned last year after the government admitted it planned to breach international law over the protocol, told the FT that the search for new advisers would not necessarily lead to better advice. “It’s a very bad sign if any client has to start shopping around for advice because they don’t like the advice they’re already consistently being given. It’s not the best way to produce authoritative, accurate legal advice”, he said."
But, while Crawford and Frost are clear about where the blame for the protocol should go (anywhere except those who negotiated it), they offer no new suggestions about what should replace it, and essentially return us to 2017–2018, when negotiators on both sides were thrashing around to find a way to solve the so-called Irish trilemma created by Brexit.
But, while Crawford and Frost are clear about where the blame for the protocol should go (anywhere except those who negotiated it), they offer no new suggestions about what should replace it, and essentially return us to 2017–2018, when negotiators on both sides were thrashing around to find a way to solve the so-called Irish trilemma created by Brexit."