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    Can't find anything this morning. Am i looking in the wrong places?

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      Originally posted by Sporting View Post
      Can't find anything this morning. Am i looking in the wrong places?
      If you're looking on the BBC then yes - but many of the UK newspaper websites are reporting it (or at least saying "it is being reported that").

      Robert Peston is saying on Twitter that the press office is saying he wasn't in Perugia that weekend as he was at his son's christening at Westminster Cathedral. Which was a private ceremony so there were no photos. Well, there were photos but some bigger lads took them and ran off. And the priest went to another school on the other side of town, so you wouldn't know her.

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        This is the story as reported by La Repubblica https://www.repubblica.it/esteri/202...ia_-267989244/

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          Originally posted by Walt Flanagans Dog View Post

          If you're looking on the BBC then yes - but many of the UK newspaper websites are reporting it (or at least saying "it is being reported that").

          Robert Peston is saying on Twitter that the press office is saying he wasn't in Perugia that weekend as he was at his son's christening at Westminster Cathedral. Which was a private ceremony so there were no photos. Well, there were photos but some bigger lads took them and ran off. And the priest went to another school on the other side of town, so you wouldn't know her.
          Robert Peston should read the sign on his door. It say "Political Editor ITV News", Not "Boris' mate always ready to help him out of a jam "

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            The use of "her" at the end of WFD's post gave me a right belly laugh.

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              Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
              This is the story as reported by La Repubblica https://www.repubblica.it/esteri/202...ia_-267989244/
              Pretty clear, Suarez being seen as more newsworthy than Johnson visiting a Russian oligarch is interesting.

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                Flight tracker has a private plane departing Northolt on Friday at the time the newspaper reports.

                Johnson lies and lies again, some of his lies become his truths, believe nothing that comes from his mouth.

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                  If jo whatshername had backed Corbyn could have had a referendum ​​​​​

                  https://twitter.com/independent/status/1308035913042350080?s=21

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                    The Telegraph (of course) has now gotten the director of Perugia Airport to say that the whole thing was a case of mistaken identity due to staff having confused Blair with Johnson (notwithstanding the fact that the airport's original press release mentions both).

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                      And they look almost identical

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                        Quite

                        I can almost see a severely visually-challenged member of staff taking Luis Suarez for Tony Blair (or vice versa), but Johnson is another matter entirely.

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                          So how do we square this with certain insinuations?

                          https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ret-italy-trip

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                            he's been twice fired for lying. He's the only politician you can accuse of lying outside the Houses of Parliament.

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                              Call me a cynic, but the Cathedral's statement does not appear to confirm the PM's presence at the ceremony

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                                Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                                Call me a cynic, but the Cathedral's statement does not appear to confirm the PM's presence at the ceremony
                                Yes, All they need do is publish a photo of a fawning PM with his son. Great PR work, too.

                                (You are no cynic.)

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                                  Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                                  Call me a cynic, but the Cathedral's statement does not appear to confirm the PM's presence at the ceremony
                                  Not a cynic, a lawyer.

                                  this made me smile

                                  https://twitter.com/youwouldknow/status/1307978945116151809?s=21

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                                    I hope that the original statement by Westminster Cathedral makes it clearer that Johnson was actually in attendance, than that article suggests. Because that article just tells us that the christening took place and was covid compliant. (shite I wandered off mid post to collect food, and should have checked first)
                                    Last edited by The Awesome Berbaslug!!!; 21-09-2020, 18:22.

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                                      Why the fuck would Westminster Cathedral release such a statement? They do not state he was present but they've named one of his sons being christened.

                                      Someone is fiddling with the truth here and the Catholic Church is getting in on the act.

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                                        Originally posted by Antepli Ejderha View Post
                                        Why the fuck would Westminster Cathedral release such a statement? They do not state he was present but they've named one of his sons being christened.

                                        Someone is fiddling with the truth here and the Catholic Church is getting in on the act.
                                        Perhaps you get a free Christening with your 8th. Like coffees at Starbucks

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                                          Today's Popbitch mailout:

                                          It's been fun watching No.10 try to convince the British public that Boris Johnson couldn't possibly have taken a mini-break to Perugia last weekend as he was, supposedly, in church. But the strangest bit to us is the suggestion that staff at Perugia airport would fail to correctly identify Boris Johnson. It's not as if he hasn't made spectacle of himself there before.

                                          As was widely reported last year, Boris tried to take a discreet trip to Perugia back in 2018, slipping loose from his security in order to attend one of Evgeny Lebedev's parties. We might never have known the details had Boris not caught the eye of fellow passengers by turning up to the airport absolutely hanging out of his arse, looking like he'd slept in his clothes and unable to walk in a straight line to the plane.

                                          But his appearances there stretch back further. We first wrote in October 2015 about a Popbitch reader who found himself waiting to board a flight from Perugia to Stansted with Boris. In characteristically disheveled fashion, Boris seemed flustered by the parade of people wanting to take selfies with him there. But whether that's because he was hungover, or because they were interrupting the farewell he'd been trying to give a young Italian woman, it's impossible to know.

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                                            Originally posted by Antepli Ejderha View Post
                                            Why the fuck would Westminster Cathedral release such a statement? They do not state he was present but they've named one of his sons being christened.

                                            Someone is fiddling with the truth here and the Catholic Church is getting in on the act.
                                            As every good Catholic knows, you aren't lying if you only provide half a story.

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                                              Kent Access Permit is a thing

                                              https://twitter.com/lisaocarroll/status/1308755604606013441?s=21

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                                                Time for the New Canterbury Tales as truckers sit around a campfire and while away the hours.

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                                                  Imagine having to fill out a form to get into Kent. You wouldn't bother, would you?

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                                                    "Project Fear" can be retrospectively be rebranded as "best-case scenario, it turns out."

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