This is good from @bbclaurak, on the bus, on Turkey, on picking Johnson to lead the Tories (still halfway through the programme)

Cummings has no idea what's so wrong with his answers and what he did.
@bbclaurak "Do you ever listen to yourself?"

No point, he doesn't get it. He doesn't get it at all.
Everything boils down to "the end justifies the means"
"A lot of MPs on my side were absolute morons"
Right. Switch over to BBC. Yes Minister

I used to think it was biting stuff. Seems very gentle now
(That was supposed to be BBC Four)

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I agree that this is a good move. For once it may actually mean something so long as we aren't distracted by the usual over-sell.

(But it won't replace ODA-supported projects that have been left high and dry.)

Why is it a good move? See the document:…
But note some reservations⬇️ (based on policy concerns, not just scepticism about hype)

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I can take defeat. Boy have I supported defeated teams in my time. I did wonder whether it was a good idea to give penalty-taking to players who had just come on and had hardly touched the ball.

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I remind myself:

• England were never actually defeated in any match. Only on penalties
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I remind myself:

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