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Fury as decision on police inquiry into PM shelved until after election

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    So, we could be electing a government whose PM then faces criminal charges. Surely it would be better to clear this up BEFORE the election, for the good of the country?

    Oh, silly me.....

    Labour ‘shocked’ as police watchdog freezes investigation into Jennifer Arcuri scandal

    The scandal over Boris Johnson’s friendship with technology entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri was reignited on Saturday after the Observer revealed that the independent police watchdog has delayed its announcement on whether the PM should face an investigation into possible criminal misconduct until after the election.

    The decision prompted fury from Westminster politicians and London assembly members who said it appeared that a ruling had been “suppressed” in order to protect Johnson from potentially damaging headlines at a crucial stage of the election campaign.

    In a private meeting held before parliament was dissolved last week, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) officials agreed not to announce whether they were going to investigate “possible criminality” over allegations about a conflict of interest in Johnson’s dealings while mayor of London with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri until after the election.
    Sources close to the IOPC investigation said the watchdog was on the verge of announcing its decision on whether it was proceeding with a criminal investigation.
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  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    As I've said many times - such a person should not be and never should have been PM.
  3. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

  4. colacao17

    colacao17 Senior commenter

    'Fury' is a very tabloid kind of word.

    In general, british people are not going to get 'furious' about the delaying of this investigation until after the GE, nor about the refusal to publish the report on Russian interference, or about people dying as a consequence of austerity, about the destruction of the nhs and its ongoing privatisation, or about people sleeping on the streets or having to use foodbanks to feed themselves and their children.

    British people (the ones given to tabloid style 'fury' at least) are more likely to get furious about women in hijabs, about hearing foreigners speaking their own language, about polish delis on the high streeet and romanian workers 'stealing' their jobs.

    If british 'fury' could be targetted at the things which genuinely have a bearing on our quality of life, brexit might never have happend.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter


    Never mind, while we're waiting for further evidence of Boris Johnson's mendacity and corruption contained in the Russia report, Peter Oborne's done a pretty good job of reminding us of his record of Prime Minister - a pretty long list considering how short his time in power has been.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  6. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    So we could be electing a political party which is under investigation by the EHCP for institutional racism...where's the "fury" about that?
    Jesmond12 and nomad like this.
  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Its starting to sound like the Trump election all over again imho. But the name is replaced by Boris.
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Ok, not fury then.

    Disgust? Utter disgust?

    But no surprise.
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    No surprise - this government will take dishonesty and double dealing to unprecedented levels if elected.

    They probably will be elected so we have much to look forward to.

    On the basis of the last week they will probably take incompetence and mismanagement to new levels also.

    Johnson shouldn't be PM - he will be an embarrassment.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.

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