Court and politics reporter, mostly seen at @bylinetimes

London/Glasgow
Joined September 2010
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The Spaghetti Nebula - Simeis 147 NASA
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"The moon landing was faked on the moon" is going to live in my head for a very long time
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A "party of sorts."
Scottish Conservative leader @Douglas4Moray says “there was a party of sorts” and he still has confidence in the PM but “he has serious questions to answer on this”.
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Brilliant - No 10 declines to say whether Simon Case, the Cabinet Sec who had been tasked by Boris Johnson to investigate the claims about the Downing Street Xmas party - was actually at the party.
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Riding out a scandal mid-term gets harder when trying to talk down the backbenchers who make up your majority with the idea the news cycle will move on soon...to something they hate even more. Nobody's talking about second jobs anymore lads! And it'll be Covid passports tomorrow!
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Awkward that this party was reported at the time @mrjamesob
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News UK said the media may not report fairly on phone hacking hearing. They lost. Judge sided with Guardian/BBC: "It seems to me to be extremely difficult for News Group to satisfy the test that it is necessary to sit in private to secure the proper administration of justice."
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Three individuals failed to agree public statements with News UK: Sienna Miller, Paul Gascoigne, Evan Harris. Lawyers for News UK want to have the argument over these statements heard in private away from journalists. They fear individuals could be named then reported by media.
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Blackford point of order, Johnson scuttles out of the chamber #PMQs
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You might read about this in more detail, but I’ve just heard Counsel for The Sun and NotW in phone hacking litigation argue that matters should be heard in private because the media (BBC and The Guardian) can’t be relied on to report it accurately and fairly
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What would Johnson have to do for Starmer to call for his resignation? #PMQs
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If nothing happened why have an inquiry? #PMQs
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Johnson opens by throwing Stratton under the bus. #PMQs
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Number 6 (for 114) If England can get to 200 they still have a chance though #Ashes
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The Government and the Press protect each other. @BrianCathcart blasts the culture of cronyism that exists between Downing Street and the right wing media.
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Do I feel lied to? Yes. @GBNEWS told us they would be different. More balanced and impartial. Well that was a complete lie. They are more anti- Boris/ anti- government than the BBC.
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Crazy day, but a nice story to end the evening. The Kitten and the Fawn.
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This whole incident is the greatest self-own in criminal legal history since my client who wrote down his name and address on a piece of paper and accidentally dropped it in the house that he burgled.
Amazing to think that Boris Johnson spent £2.6 million on this room for daily televised press briefings and the only clip we'll ever see from them is when his Press Secretary joked about when they all broke the law.
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