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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Would Peter Mandelson have been much the same? Possibly the first "advisor come spin doctor"?
    I think Mandelson was known as The Prince of Darkness for a reason, nothing new really.
    Yes, Peter Mandelson was pretty much the same, but he was sacked. Twice. And that's the big difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    But No 10 had said on Saturday morning: “At no stage was he [Mr Cummings] or his family spoken to about this matter, as is being reported.”
    Downing St 23/5 in response to Guardian who broke the story.

    “At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported."

    as your quote.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politi...after-22072579

    Headline in the Mirror 22/5 at 8:00pm by P{iipa Crerar

    "Dominic Cummings investigated by police after breaking coronavirus lockdown rules"

    He wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Retriever View Post

    You could say that Number 10's statement was a bit misleading I suppose but the Guardian and Mirror should be taken to task for all their inaccuracies.
    100% agree. The press and media are shocking.

    Also the numptys who thought it was a joke to get a bloke in serious trouble by making false allegations.
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    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Fact:- his father contacted Durham police, who went round to pay a visit. TRUE
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    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Retriever View Post

    You could say that Number 10's statement was a bit misleading I suppose but the Guardian and Mirror should be taken to task for all their inaccuracies.
    100% agree. The press and media are shocking.

    Also the numptys who thought it was a joke to get a bloke in serious trouble by making false allegations.
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yes, Peter Mandelson was pretty much the same, but he was sacked. Twice. And that's the big difference
    But Peter Mandelson was an elected MP. The nearest equivalent to Cummings in the Blair government would be Alastair Campbell.
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Fact:- his father contacted Durham police, who went round to pay a visit. TRUE
    He called them, they called him back, not called round.
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    He said, she said, who cares? The whole country knows he was wrong, the others who have done similar have by and large held their hand up, DC, BoJo n Gove took a few days and came up with a matter of fact story, Bo Jo N Gove getting their we didn't know (mebee) giving them plausible deniability should this turn sour, believe what you think is correct. but DC, as one of our Guiding Lights, should have spoken to the P&DP team as he was so worried for his and his families safety, end of controversy.

    DC can hardly complain of media smoke and mirrors, I am sure he has done similar in the none too distant past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    The whole country knows he was wrong
    you haven't been following this have you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    you haven't been following this have you
    Yes I have, lol, as usual some good points and info references. Interestingly when I speak to people they agree DC was wrong, although how wrong usually depends on political affiliation. Perhaps keyboards are to blame.

    I listened to their press briefings and it didn't quite hang together for me. Not the right or wrong of what he did but DC's poor communication with his govt bosses and failing to involve the team who look after their safety and security, if that is how it happened I wouldn't want him in my team, or running the country.

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