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1/4 I would have been honoured to carry on my work at the FCO but understand the need for a new PM to choose his team. BJ kindly offered me another role but after 9 yrs in Cabinet & over 300 cab mtgs now is the time to return 2 backbenches from where PM will have my full support
2/4 I've been a cabinet minister for every hour my 3 gorgeous children have been alive. So whilst it may seem strange for someone who just tried to become PM (& is a terrible cliche) I have decided now is the time for the biggest challenge of all - to be a GOOD DAD!
3/4 It has been a huge honour 2 be responsible 4 the finest diplomatic service in the world & 2 see the courage & wisdom of our diplomats & intelligence services. Thanks 4 guiding me with such patience & professionalism! Proud to have stood up alongside you for British values.
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Something fishy is going on with the Tory leadership race online

At least 2 of the top 10 accounts either targeting #HastobeHunt or amplifying #BackBoris display Botlike characteristics.

One linked to Iranian/Russian disinformation during the 2016 EU ref…
First created in 2016, @EUVoteLeave23rd pushes a pro-hard Brexit, pro-no deal agenda. It has over 35,000 followers, the identity of its owner is unknown, and its profile image features a Brexit Party rosette overlaid with a Back Boris tag”

Other accounts have been suspended
3/. “It shows that the network it's involved with is quite extensive – it's got 36,000 followers.”

The ISD points out that, ..,the account, had 172 interactions (mostly retweets) with accounts known to be associated with Iranian or Russian state-backed disinformation operations”
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Team takeover for speech on No Deal preparations @Policy_Exchange: Since the start of this leadership campaign I’ve travelled more than 3,000 miles across the United Kingdom. #HastobeHunt
I’ve had fish and chips on a Scottish trawler, a balti in Birmingham and a cream tea in Devon.

Most of all I have enjoyed talking and debating with members of the public about the changes I want to make if I become Prime Minister. #HastobeHunt
As an entrepreneur I want to fire up our economy, cut corporation tax and scrap business rates for thousands of high street companies up and down the country. #HastobeHunt
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