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Johnson’s tweets about London Bridge ‘copied and pasted’ from blog

by Ace Damon
Johnson's tweets about London Bridge 'copied and pasted' from blog

Boris Johnson was charged with plagiarism after tweeting "inaccuracies" in reports about the London Bridge striker.

The Secret Barrister, a blogger and author, states that his post about Usman Khan's sentence was raised and used by Johnson in a series of 16 tweets that began: "The terrible Khan case highlighted a complicated area of ​​law. Many inaccuracies reported about this case in the last 24 hours. "

He went on to say that there was confusion between four types of sentencing regimes and explained that Khan was convicted under the "old labor regime" and could not receive a sentence that would have prevented automatic release.

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In response, the secret attorney tweeted, "The prime minister basically copied and pasted my blog post and passed it on as his own explanation.

"A blog post I had to write to refute the lies he spouted yesterday spouting. This sucks guns."

The attorney pointed out that one of Johnson's tweets linked to the same Prison Reform Trust document they had listed on the blog and says the Prime Minister "repeats my remark about the misrepresentation of Leveson LJ's comments about the Liberty Council's involvement. conditional". .

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The blog post was first published on November 30, with Johnson's tweets about the man behind the London Bridge terrorist attack the next day.

The post went through Khan's sentence and release in 11 steps and added some analysis of what the government is proposing to do, saying: "Listening to the Prime Minister's rhetoric a lot. Reading his manifesto, nothing."

In an update following an article by Johnson, the secret lawyer said "untruths" were being repeated. The lawyer criticized Interior Secretary Priti Patel and Brandon Lewis for saying that Khan's sentence was issued because of a labor law.

After the fun and games of today, I've been thinking about this. One should always be aware of the confirmation bias, and the possibility for the Prime Minister's legal advisers to write their topic without any consideration of my criticism must be carefully considered.

But I just can't see (1/6) https://t.co/ZYJFJRf0KZ

– The Secret Lawyer (@BarristerSecret) December 1, 2019

"The courts had several options for dealing with" dangerous terrorists "who would have avoided automatic release. The reason for Khan's sentence was that the Court of Appeal ruled (to be tragically proven wrong) that Khan's risk was not demanded the release of the parole board that an IPP would have secured. "

One of the first people to realize what happened was Gary Neville, who retweeted the prime minister and added, "You definitely didn't write this tweet!"

The secret attorney also admitted that there might have been a coincidence, but they "couldn't see" how a similar set of tweets could emerge shortly after blogging.

A Conservative Party spokesman said: "These allegations are completely false."


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