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Started by tasselhoff on 08-Jan-2017 08:19:05
Foreign power caught trying to interfere with British democracy
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nac1001 - 08 Jan 2017 08:22:00 (#1 of 119)

The conversation then turned to the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson. Strizzolo said he was solid on Israel. Masot agreed, adding that Johnson just did not care. “You know he is an idiot …” Masot said.

FleurDuMal - 08 Jan 2017 08:33:20 (#2 of 119)

I'll never understand why May appointed that idiot.

Having said that, it's disturbing that any other country is trying to mess with our structures.

lusmeri1 - 08 Jan 2017 08:38:28 (#3 of 119)

It's no news that states interfere in each other's internal affairs if they can. It's more disturbing that a British citizen involved.

HouseOfLametta - 08 Jan 2017 08:39:44 (#4 of 119)

. The UK has a strong relationship with Israel and we consider the matter closed.”

That's alright then.

Interesting that Alan Duncan is upsetting them.

thisonehasalittlehat - 08 Jan 2017 08:44:40 (#5 of 119)

Let's be honest though. They might make a better job of it.

HouseOfLametta - 08 Jan 2017 08:59:27 (#6 of 119)

That bloke who blew his bollocks off in Giraffe in Exeter would make a better job of it.

zardoz - 08 Jan 2017 09:10:33 (#7 of 119)

The Israeli embassy said Masot “will be ending his term of employment with the embassy shortly

Junior diplomat says something idiotic, junior diplomat is fired. Seems to be an example of the process working excellently well to me. No pearl clutching required.

Snarlygog - 08 Jan 2017 09:18:08 (#8 of 119)

#6 that chap was one of the SFL students from my place. It's why the Prevent strategy was implemented.

lusmeri1 - 08 Jan 2017 09:19:41 (#9 of 119)

There seems to be some doubt as to exactly how junior he is.

Of course, if he had been acting in his official capacity, the Israeli Embassy would have announced that he had been caught bang to rights doing his job and they were going to give him a pat on the back and a big shiny medal.

xDiggy - 08 Jan 2017 09:35:15 (#10 of 119)

I bet Alan Duncan is loving this story, since it implies he's an important enough figure for a foreign power to want to 'take down'. He probably arranged it himself.

zardoz - 08 Jan 2017 09:36:16 (#11 of 119)

My mistake. When it comes to the Israels, pearl clutching is always required.

lusmeri1 - 08 Jan 2017 09:39:01 (#12 of 119)

What would you do if there were no imaginary fingers clutching imaginary pearls, zardoz? Everyone needs a hobby and spotting them is yours.

zardoz - 08 Jan 2017 09:40:33 (#13 of 119)

Is it? Well, perhaps it is. Well, one of them. Thank you for noticing!

lusmeri1 - 08 Jan 2017 09:42:49 (#14 of 119)

Not at all, no need to thank me, but I'd rather not hear about your other hobbies, if you don't mind. Restringing is rather expensive these days.

mememe - 08 Jan 2017 09:45:59 (#15 of 119)

That bloke who blew his bollocks off in Giraffe in Exeter would make a better job of it.

He's dead. Though your point still stands.

ThreeFlewOver - 08 Jan 2017 10:18:21 (#16 of 119)

Also present was a man they knew as Robin, whom they believed to be working for Labour Friends of Israel, a pressure group. In fact, Robin was an undercover reporter.

Interesting he felt comfortable enough to discuss this stuff when he believed someone from LFoI was there.

SharkPatoo - 08 Jan 2017 10:20:49 (#17 of 119)

Was Batman busy?

RosyLovelady - 08 Jan 2017 10:34:43 (#18 of 119)

I thought Alan Duncan had gone into retirement long ago on account of being a bit of a twerp.

browserbutton - 08 Jan 2017 10:38:58 (#19 of 119)

Robin was an undercover reporter

For the Sherwood Herald?

moto748 - 08 Jan 2017 10:47:25 (#20 of 119)

The Gotham Times, more like.

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