Confidence Noncey-Dents

It’s hard to know exactly what prompts the placement of any particular story in the news cycle. Take today’s Times. Evgeny Lebedev’s photo appears and we’re told that he’s only popped into the Lords twice in the last couple of years. Which begs the question, what is he doing there in the first place?

Canada have put his dad, his benefactor, on a sanctions list for being close to Putin, but for some reason we in the UK are not able to know what the intelligence services said about Evgeny when they were asked to provide advice on his peerage security status.

A Minister when officially asked about this said that Lebedev is an honest man and that there is nothing to be concerned about.

I was at a party last night and spoke to a daily mail reporter and asked if they had heard the rumour the Lebedev had a relationship with Ex Mail editor Geordie Greig. I was told that this is something that people say. Lebedev gave Greig 5% of the Standard and the editor’s role when he took over in 2009. I assume Greig left the Mail and sold his 5% stake in the Standard / Lebedev Holdings because of something to do with the Ghislaine Maxwell trial and the Epstein story – bit what do I know?

How could she be prosecuted for sex trafficking and not a single customer have been named or jailed? Have they all just suddenly disappeared? That makes no sense.

We have a housing problem in this country. There aren’t enough houses on the market. So rents are rising and so are house prices but that only suits people with money. Those who don’t have money are locked out of the system.

More and more properties are being sold in secret.

Hunt has been positioning himself as some sort of a human Tory. Is such a thing even possible? Of course not. How many frogs must be kissed in order to find a prince? You tell me.

I’m going to reserve judgment on all this for now. Suffice it to say I’d be surprised and even slightly sorry when Boris goes. Whatever comes next will be surely worse! But I’m ok with that.

It is what it is.

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