Boris’s Rasputin: don’t do as I do …

Brings backsome old memories:

Anyone see parallels?

“Boris Johnson’s controversial enforcer, Dominic Cummings, an architect of Brexit and a fierce critic of Brussels, is co-owner of a farm that has received €250,000 (£235,000) in EU farming subsidies, the Observer can reveal.

The revelation is a potential embarrassment for the mastermind behind Johnson’s push to leave the EU by 31 October. Since being appointed as Johnson’s chief adviser, Cummings has presented the battle to leave the EU as one between the people and the politicians. He positions himself as an outsider who wants to demolish elites, end the “absurd subsidies” paid out by the EU and liberate the UK from its arcane rules and regulations.

But his critics say the revelation that Cummings has benefited from the system he intends to smash underscores how many British farmers are reliant on EU money that would evaporate if the UK leaves.

An Observer analysis of Land Registry documents and EU subsidy databases reveals that a farm in Durham, which Cummings jointly owns with his parents and another person, has received roughly €20,000 a year for most of the last two decades.

The revelation opens Cummings up to charges of hypocrisy, as writing on his blog, he has attacked the use of agricultural subsidies “dreamed up in the 1950s and 1960s” because they “raise prices for the poor to subsidise rich farmers while damaging agriculture in Africa”. …”

Swire in Sri Lanka shows his true colours on racism and immigration

Watch the full (one minute video) in the link from which this quotation is taken:

“… Sir Hugo said that he believes that immigration has not been controlled, and it is a government’s number one priority to protect its original citizens [first and foremost]. He added that hundreds and thousands of people are in the UK and no one has any idea how they ended up in the UK. According to him, it’s negligent on behalf of the government or successive governments….”

British MP Sir Hugo on Newsline

Sadly, his views will be shared by many East Devon Tories.