Boris's Brain is missing

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Psamathe
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Re: Boris's Brain is missing

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Thinking further, Johnson does write books. Given his credibility is shot to pieces in the UK, the market for his publications will be limited. However, in the US Democrat leaning people probably not interested. His main potential market will be Republicans. Maybe a couple of arena appearances on stage with Trump (brief appearances, handshake or two).

And then there is the lucrative US lecture market, again, unlikely to get much from Democrats but wealthy Republicans is where he'll be seeking people to attend for vast sums.

Have I become a cynic?

Ian
Jdsk
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Re: Boris's Brain is missing

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Jdsk wrote: 27 Jun 2023, 1:18pm "I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) regarding a failure to follow the government’s Business Appointment Rules (the Rules) by the Rt Hon Boris Johnson."

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... G_-_BJ.pdf
That was about his work for the Daily Mail. It's worth rereading.

"Boris Johnson did not consult watchdog over paid role with hedge fund":
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... las-maduro

Another watchdog that needs bigger teeth.

Jonathan
Jdsk
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Re: Boris's Brain is missing

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Jdsk wrote: 20 Mar 2024, 10:13am
Jdsk wrote: 27 Jun 2023, 1:18pm "I am writing to you in my capacity as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) regarding a failure to follow the government’s Business Appointment Rules (the Rules) by the Rt Hon Boris Johnson."

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... G_-_BJ.pdf
That was about his work for the Daily Mail. It's worth rereading.

"Boris Johnson did not consult watchdog over paid role with hedge fund":
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... las-maduro

Another watchdog that needs bigger teeth.
Letter from ACOBA:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... yn__1_.pdf

1 Johnson wouldn't co-operate:
Mr Johnson clearly feels strongly that there has been no reason to seek advice, however, with respect to Mr Johnson, it is not his decision to make; it is ACOBA’s. Mr Johnson is evasive in his dealings with the Committee on this matter, has avoided answering specific questions and refused to be open about his relationship to Merlyn Advisors.

2 The rules aren't fit for purpose, and the government hasn't acted on this:
In the meantime, as owner of the Rules, what action to take in relation to this breach is a matter for the government. Given the Rules no longer have relevance in the modern world and are unenforceable to applicants determined to ignore them, there is little action you can take other than to acknowledge the breach.

Another great example of where better government is needed, regardless of policies.

Jonathan
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