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Downing St Prove 2 Cabinet Ministers Lied

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FatticusInch | 13:05 Mon 04th Jul 2022 | News
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2022/jul/04/keir-starmer-labour-brexit-policy-boris-johnson-chris-pincher-uk-politics-live

From the link.
No 10 admitted that Johnson was aware of some misconduct allegations against Chris Pincher before he appointed him deputy chief whip in the February reshuffle.

Yet only this morning we had this.
https://news.sky.com/story/minister-given-categorical-assurance-boris-johnson-did-not-know-about-chris-pincher-allegations-before-hiring-him-12645390

And yesterday we had this.
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/boris-johnson-chris-pincher-therese-coffey-b2114718.html?amp

So either the 2 Cabinet ministers are lying or Downing St have revised what they told the Fanilies minister only hours ago?
Do any of them really know what’s going on? Or is it more lies and revised statements from Downing St? Is their Press Officer in reality a clown who couldn’t organise a pillow fight in a dormitory?

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//No 10 admitted that Johnson was aware of some misconduct allegations against Chris Pincher before he appointed him deputy chief whip in the February reshuffle.//

Ah, another one who thinks that accusations are proof of guilt, no court required and the alleged miscreant should be shot a dawn (figuatvley speaking), I'm guessing you are another one who favours trial by media too.

The problem with all this is all that anyone was aware of is ALLEGATIONS.

Or do you think someone's career should be stalled or stopped because of ALLEGATIONS?
// “I am aware that the Prime Minister was not aware of specific claims that had been made.” //

In light of what Downing Street just said, it does look like Coffey did a big fib.
// //No 10 admitted that Johnson WAS aware of some misconduct allegations against Chris Pincher before he appointed him deputy chief whip in the February reshuffle. //

// Will Quince said he has been given "categorical assurance" from Number 10 that Boris Johnson WAS NOT aware of any serious specific allegations" against Mr Pincher, when he was appointed. //

Yep another big fib.
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youngmafbog,
You need to look at the links again and listen to what was said by Quince.
I’ll make it easy for you.

Speaking to Sky News' Kay Burley earlier, education minister Will
Quince said he has been given "categorical assurance" from
Number 10 that Boris Johnson was "not aware of any serious
specific allegations" against Mr
Pincher, when he was appointed.

In contrast to the revised statement thus.
But he said the PM was
"aware of media reports that others had seen over the years and some allegations that were either resolved or did not progress to a
formal complaint" so sought advice from his propriety and ethics team before his appointment.

Maybe from the same ethics adviser who recently resigned and will not be replaced?
Nothing to do with trial my media, pure spin and deflection by a PM who is renowned for being liberal with the truth and sketchy on the details.
Who will he blame this time with his ‘nobody told me’ stance?

> Boris Johnson was "not aware of any serious specific allegations" against Mr Pincher

To borrow a phrase used on Radio 4 Today this morning, "the word 'specific' is doing a lot of work in that sentence" ...
I am aware that the Prime Minister was not aware of specific claims that had been made.

That first aware isn’t doing much in that sentence.
Telly in lies in Downing Street ? Surely not.
Their line is that Johnson knew Pincher's reputation ("Pincher by name ...") but not of any specific reason why he had that reputation. Perhaps he should have found out?

"Groping" is not a big deal to Johnson (or for that matter his "I grabbed her by the ***y" buddy, Trump). And having a sycophant on his side that he'd given a job to where many wouldn't was obviously more valuable to him than the risk posed by a mere groper. The problem is the wicked booze has led to quite an early downfall and quite a problem for Boris now ...
Another day, another Boris Johnson lying about something story.

But hey, he's such a character isn't he? and that's what we
need in charge of things - entertaining characters rather than people with integrity.
Why don't the Cons, just change their name to
The Liar Party then everyone would recognise them.
Giving Pincher the Whip job in February was clearly a mistake. He had resigned before after inappropriate behaviour to the olympic rower. And last Wednesday he made a similar offence in a private members club, and resigned again.

If Boris had accepted the resignation saying he had made a mistake in appointing him in February (which is obvious) then not much would have been said. Instead they weave a deception, and make false statements which quickly unravel and then No.10 is engulfed in another lying scandal.
Admit the truth right away, and move on. An error in recruiting four months ago isn’t going to do much harm. But trying to deny the error by being economical with the truth, just piles on the impression of them being untrustworthy and dishonest.
//I’ll make it easy for you.//

Arrogant git.
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Well if you’re gonna ask stupid questions instead of reading the links…..?

You set ‘em up, I’ll knock ‘em down.

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