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‘It’s a betrayal’: Cornish fishing vote turns against Tories over Brexit deal | Local elections

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Michael Bosustow rubs his weary eyes as he climbs out of the cabin of his netter, Annie-May, which is tied up on the harbourside in Newlyn, near the western tip of Cornwall . He has been awake for about 30 hours and needs to prepare for another couple of days at sea. But he can still summon the energy to condemn the Conservative party for striking a deal with the EU that he – like many in this tight-knit fishing town – regards as a betrayal. “We are dying out here – we are all getting older and there aren’t enough youngsters following us,” he says as the pale spring sun rises and gusts of cool Atlantic wind flap Cornish flags. “We could have got more fish and created a better future for the ...

Tories are wrong to think that they will never face a day of reckoning for sleaze | Boris Johnson

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D ominic Cummings offering a lecture on integrity in government is like a cannibal telling you how to be a good vegan. When his subject matter is Boris Johnson, it is nevertheless worth paying attention. Few possess a more detailed map of where the prime minister’s skeletons are secreted than the man who was once his most senior aide. Few have had a better perch for observing the way Mr Johnson behaves when he thinks the world can’t see what he is up to. No 10 refurb row: Grieve calls Boris Johnson ‘vacuum of integrity’ Read more The blog posted by Mr Cummings on Friday night was an incendiary counterblast provoked by Number 10’s claims that he had been behind leaks embarrassing to the Tory ...

The Observer view on Boris Johnson’s fitness for office | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

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Integrity is one of the seven principles of public life , alongside selflessness, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Enunciated by Lord Nolan in 1995, they set out the ethical standards to which all those who work in the public sector should adhere. It would be fair to expect the prime minister, the most senior public office holder in the land, to set an example for other public servants. But with every week he is in No 10, it becomes clearer that Boris Johnson – a “vacuum of integrity”, according to former attorney general Dominic Grieve – is a man who comprehensively fails the Nolan test and who brings the office of prime minister into utter disrepute. ‘Mad and ...