I was relieved to see that 2 of the 4 charges under the Representation of the People Act 1983 against my good friend Miranda Grell have been dropped today. The case has been adjourned, and the final verdict will be delivered after closing statements on Friday next week (21st September). The most comprehensive coverage of the case comes from the local Waltham Forest Guardian. Black Information Link also has a reasonable breakdown. As I’ve stated before, I reckon all of this is really spurious, and that the Lib Dem in question is just damned annoyed that he was defeated. Let’s see what happens on Friday, but I’m confident that it will be Ming Campbell and the Waltham Forest Lib Dems that will have some tough questions to answer.
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Repeat: Johnson wants to deliver Brexit at any cost. DUP do not. This is the fundamental divide which could yet bring the edifice crashing down. https://t.co/1bVHxCGTr7
*If* solution is a customs border in Irish Sea (something Theresa May said no PM could accept), that’s going to make arithmetic UK side v hard
Lose the DUP (almost certain) and Johnson is going to need about 20 Labour MPs. And every single Tory (inc ERG).
Not going to work
Having spent time in 🇦🇱 & 🇲🇰 it really saddens me to see what’s happening to these countries’ accession efforts
There’s no sensible reason to not *start* talks with both!
I talked to @rte (Ireland’s national broadcaster) about the EU’s failure to respond positively to Albanian and North Macedonian aspirations to open membership negotiations.
France, in particular, is behaving appallingly.
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