David Cameron laid on fruit smoothies, Ken Clarke beer. Says it all about the history of the Tory party over the past 25 years, really. John Major and William Hague were lent Alan Duncan's elegant house in Gayfere Street, around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, for their HQs in 1990 and 1997. Years later, Boris Johnson was loaned a lavish £10m five-storey townhouse in Westminster by Andrew Griffith, then a Sky executive and now an MP, who became a junior minister last week. Michael Portillo, however, never recovered after installing phone lines in a house in Westminster while professing loyalty to John Major. Still, at least he's now a national treasure. In 2019, Mr Johnson was partly bankrolled by the JCB digger tycoon Anthony Bamford. Three years later, he was in a hole over "Paterson, party-gate and Pincher", but failed to stop digging. Advertisement In 2005, David Cameron was funded partly by the carpets tycoon Phil Harris. And he wiped … [Read more...] about Dirty tricks, plots and backstabbing – why Tory leadership races are always top box office
Kim Jong-un threatens South Korea with nuclear 'annihilation' SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info It comes as the secretive Communist state has declared a “shining victory” in its battle with the virus. Speaking at a meeting of health workers and Scientists in the capital Pyongyang, Kim called for preventive measures against the virus to be eased and described the official death toll of 74 as "unprecedented miracle in the history of the world health community" state media reported on Thursday. Related articles North Korea offers troops to help Russian invasion of Ukraine Kim Jong Un declares 'victory' over COVID-19 The Workers Party leader said "the victory gained by our people is a historic … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un was ‘seriously ill’ during North Korean Covid crisis, his sister says
Read enough recent glossy-magazine features on Brad Pitt, and you’ll start picking up on some patterns. He tends to speak reverently about growing up in the Ozarks and less so about his life as a celebrity. He’s as adept at making off-the-cuff jokes as he is at speaking solemnly about the “craft.” He’s cool but artsy, even quoting Rumi and Rilke on occasion. He’ll readily pose in thousand-dollar outfits , but he says that he always tries to avoid putting his face on a film poster. The word rueful comes up a lot about his smile or his demeanor. He’s famous, but he’s sensitive—a guy with a lot of capital- F Feelings about his job. The same could be said about his latest character in the action-comedy Bullet Train. An assassin code-named Ladybug, he’s reluctant about what he does for a living and would rather be anywhere else than aboard the high-speed Shinkansen racing across Japan. For one thing, he’s not the only passenger carrying out a potentially deadly mission; for … [Read more...] about ‘Bullet Train’ Isn’t a Good Movie. But It’s a Great Study of Brad Pitt.
CULT of the Lamb has a number of rituals which you can unlock over the course of the game. Most of them can be used if you make the right Doctrine choices , while others will be unlocked naturally as you complete quests. These rituals give buffs to your cult and complement the weapons and curses you pick up. You probably won’t see all of them in a single playthrough, so here is our list to help you find the ones you missed. Alms for the Poor - Choice 4A, Possessions doctrine Distribute gold to all Followers to increase their Loyalty. You will also gain +10 faith. Ascend Follower Ritual - Choice 1B, Law and Order doctrine Perform a Ritual at your temple in which you can ascend a Followers spirit to a higher plane of existence. All Followers gain Loyalty. Brainwashing Ritual - Quest Followers will become brainwashed. Faith will be locked at full for two days. More in Gaming Guides MULTIVERSUS MADNESS Playing MultiVersus? … [Read more...] about Cult of the Lamb guide: All rituals explained
GENSHIN Impact is getting ready for the big 3.0 update. Here’s the release times of the live stream and what we expect to see. During the show temporary promo codes will be revealed that give out free in-game items such as primogems. This is not one you want to miss out on. When is the Genshin Impact 3.0 live stream? The live stream will start on Saturday, August 13, at 1pm UK time. It will last about thirty minutes, and contain information about the upcoming update as well as the promo codes. More in Genshin Impact THIRD IMPACT Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact 3.0 High impact Must-know Genshin Impact character guides Where can I watch the Genshin Impact 3.0 update stream? As usual, the Genshin Impact update live stream will take place on the official Genshin Impact Twitch channel . A VOD will be saved of the show afterwards, but if you want to make sure to catch the promo codes … [Read more...] about Genshin Impact 3.0 update livestream announced
Game of Thrones Watch the trailer for season 6 of Game of Thrones. SPOILER ALERT: THIS STORY CONTAINS PLOT DETAILS FOR GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6 EPISODE 1 Finally, Game of Thrones is back. And after that gut-wrenching finale to season five, we were hanging out for a heap of answers in this season six opener. So, did we get them? What did we learn and what did we not? READ MORE: Game of Thrones: (Spoilers) Final series 6 sneak peek What Maisie Williams has to say about Arya Stark Game of Thrones: Melisandre the focus of season six's first episode as Jon Snow lies dead in the snow Brienne of Tarth steps up in Game of Thrones season 6 Emilia Clarke defends Game of Thrones from the critics Game of Thrones dead - where are they now? Game of Thrones' Brandon Stark is back - and all grown up - for season six Live chat: Game of Thrones' Alfie Allen, aka Theon Greyjoy Is Jon Snow really dead? Let's start with the fate of Jon Snow, the topic … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: What we learned from the season six opener (and what we didn’t)