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Me too. Years spent here deconstructing and criticising (I refuse to use "critiquing") MSM bullshit, bias, cowardice, notably on The Newsroom that I helped to create.
The Sumption quotes are no doubt editorially selected from all he said, but they are at least verbatim, which is why I offered them in place of what you (if I understand rightly?) call "yella sheet opposition".
" Were magistrates and juries to rely and take for example Sumption's conclusory statements of Johnson's guilt,"
Sorry, but you persist in seeing everything through the prism of a trial. There is no trial. No misdeeds have been committed or are alleged. There is no defendant, least of all Johnson in person. "Guilt" is a fantasy.
The opinion expressed is essentially political. What obligations does this law lay on the Prime Minister? Reply: s.he must apply for an extension, and not seek by chicanery to annul or deflect that objective. This is entirely speculative and conditional, it is not intended to inform or guide potential future court decisions, it is in no way a trial verdict or statement of "guilt". It is, however, we may assume, intended to inform the public on a political process. At a time of lies, obfuscation, trolling, covert manipulation, and perversion of institutions and process, it is imo welcome.
Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
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