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Does staunch mean anything south of the border, other than being stubborn about keeping to the bowling club rules or something? They might not have known what you were on about.


Never mind south of the border
Being from one of the more irreligious and secular parts of Scotland I’ve never encountered “Staunch” in the P&B usage anywhere else and was confused when I saw it first. I think it was VT who explained it.

To normal readers it just looks incomplete. It’s like saying someone is very

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Not sure where to put this.  It’s a pretty scandalous story and probably has COVID and unlawful killings to thank for not having more prominence.

Don’t see how he can avoid resigning given his admission

https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/robert-jenrick-resign-isle-of-dogs-development_uk_5ed005dac5b687804c80727f

Faced with the prospect of having to publicly release documents relating to the case, Jenrick accepted his decision letter was “unlawful by reason of apparent bias” and confirmed it was deliberately issued before the new CIL policy could be adopted. He agreed planning permission should be quashed and decided by a different minister. 

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1 hour ago, Granny Danger said:

Not sure where to put this.  It’s a pretty scandalous story and probably has COVID and unlawful killings to thank for not having more prominence.

Don’t see how he can avoid resigning given his admission

https://m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/robert-jenrick-resign-isle-of-dogs-development_uk_5ed005dac5b687804c80727f

Faced with the prospect of having to publicly release documents relating to the case, Jenrick accepted his decision letter was “unlawful by reason of apparent bias” and confirmed it was deliberately issued before the new CIL policy could be adopted. He agreed planning permission should be quashed and decided by a different minister. 

He always sounds completely out of his depth when interviewed. A real Tim Nice But Dim character. He may well not have twigged yet the seriousness of admitting that his decision was “unlawful by reason of apparent bias”. Ordinarily you would expect a Boris adviser to tell him he has to bullet this guy. But Dom is lying low (after committing the far smaller indiscretion of giving in to the temptation of a wee trip to a beauty spot)

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That story came out on Wednesday in the Guardian, probably totally swamped by the Cummings shenanigans. Indefensible on the face of it.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/27/richard-desmond-housing-project-unlawfully-approved-robert-jenrick-isle-dogs-london-avoid-40m-hit 

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I've not heard of Black Isle Media before, but if there's any truth in these allegations, it looks as if Dominic Cummings & his father have been breaching planning laws and not paying council tax on the "spare cottage"

https://universalcreditsuffer.com/2020/05/31/cummings-spare-cottage-without-planning-permission-and-pays-no-council-tax/

Will be interesting to see if this is picked up by the MSM

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1 hour ago, lichtgilphead said:

I've not heard of Black Isle Media before, but if there's any truth in these allegations, it looks as if Dominic Cummings & his father have been breaching planning laws and not paying council tax on the "spare cottage"

https://universalcreditsuffer.com/2020/05/31/cummings-spare-cottage-without-planning-permission-and-pays-no-council-tax/

Will be interesting to see if this is picked up by the MSM

An excellent read.  Even leaving the planning/Council Tax issue aside, the fact that he jointly owns the property means it would be classed as a second home.  I’m pretty sure one of the cabinet members wheeled out to support Cummings said something along the lines of “it’s not like he was visiting a second home”.

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