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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:22 PM

Queen Elizabeth just granted a peerage to Yevgeny Lebedev, a Russian oligarch and son of a KGB Rezid


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Queen Elizabeth just granted a peerage to Yevgeny Lebedev, a Russian oligarch and son of a KGB Rezident. Vladimir Bukovsky, the heroic Soviet dissident who died last year, would have been infinitely more worthy of such an honor. What message does this send?

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Reply Queen Elizabeth just granted a peerage to Yevgeny Lebedev, a Russian oligarch and son of a KGB Rezid (Original post)
soothsayer Aug 1 OP
Zambero Aug 1 #1
blm Aug 1 #2
Kid Berwyn Aug 1 #4
dchill Aug 1 #3
secondwind Aug 1 #5
secondwind Aug 1 #6
soothsayer Aug 1 #7
BannonsLiver Aug 1 #8
marybourg Aug 1 #9
SlogginThroughIt Aug 1 #12
blm Aug 1 #10
moondust Aug 1 #11
Denzil_DC Aug 1 #14
ananda Aug 1 #13
muriel_volestrangler Aug 1 #15

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:25 PM

1. Cheese has fallen off the royal cracker?

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:25 PM

2. Putin likely blackmailing that family, too, or Boris Johnson, as

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indicated in that thread.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:30 PM

4. Lots of material.



Thank Murdoch so few on this side of the Atlantic heard of Jimmy Savile.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:29 PM

3. WT everloving F?

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:34 PM

5. If this is true, it must be very damaging, and may go up even higher than Prince Andrew. WOW

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:47 PM

6. And then there is this .... from that thread.


The Queen does not grant peerages; peers are named by the prime minister or the appointments commission; she conducts the ceremony. Boris Johnson & pro Brexits got help fr Russia for the yes vote. Johnson et al. suppressed the report confirming this until after recent election.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:48 PM

7. Ah there you go

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Response to secondwind (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:50 PM

8. Thank you

I was about to post that. As is so often the case here on DU posters can’t be bothered with things commonly referred to as “details”. It’s just straight to the knee jerk reactions.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:02 PM

9. Or they know the details, but prefer to

“stir the pot”.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:37 PM

12. Or they just aren't read up on British procedures?

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Response to secondwind (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:18 PM

10. With Brexit and Boris Johnson all roads lead to Russia.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:32 PM

11. So...quid pro quo.

Is that anything like exchanging military aid to Ukraine for dirt on your opponent in a coming election?

Or moving U.S.troops out of Germany in exchange for helpful interference in a coming election?

Life is full of "trade-offs" and "the art of the deal."

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Response to secondwind (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:27 PM

14. Add me to the queue to agree with your pointing this out.

These "honours" are Johnson's gift, as they have been for prime ministers before him. The queen just rubber-stamps them.

I'm surprised that "career diplomat" Carpenter for some reason was unaware of this or has chosen to let Johnson off the hook with this red herring. The continuing influence of ex-pat Russians' funding of the Tory Party has been well covered in the media. This is part of the quid pro quo.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:52 PM

13. Blackmail?

Protecting Andrew?

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:52 PM

15. Proprietor of the main London newspaper, and a national online-only paper

Johnson gave this for support as mayor of London, and as PM. The Standard is a pretty shitty paper, in terms of sucking up to Johnson.

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