David Evans Appointed Labour General Secretary

26 May

Sir Keir’s choice for Labour General Secretary, Blairite-era David Evans, has been appointed to the position by Labour’s NEC, replacing Corbyn-loyalist Jennie Formby. Another boost for Starmer’s control of the party machinery… UPDATE: Evans says: “It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed General Secretary of the Labour Party. “We face a defining period in […]

BBC Presenter: ‘Dominic Cummings is such a Dick’

26 May

BBC Radio Ulster’s Nuala McKeever was caught on hot mic yesterday shortly before Dominic Cummings’ press conference describing the senior Number 10 aide as “such a dick”. During yesterday’s 3pm news bulletin, McKeever’s microphone repeatedly cut across “I was thinking he was such a dick I had written his name down as Richard Cummings” Last […]

Gove’s Top Gear

26 May

Michael Gove was in the driving seat of the government’s operation to defend Cummings this morning, via a lap of the media circuit. His usually smooth ride stalled, however, when he found himself having to u-turn while claiming he, like Cummings, had driven to test his eyesight. He applied the breaks just in time to […]

Starmer on Staff Sackings

26 May

Sir Keir has been making a big show of wanting to sack Dominic Cummings, despite the can of worms that opens for his own party. He hasn’t always been this keen on getting rid of staff, however. At the launch event for his campaign to become leader of the Labour Party, he made it very […]

Tired and Emotional Lockdown Politics

25 May

Working from home is inevitably taking its toll on some people, some more so than others. Wisbech Town Council’s latest meeting became somewhat of a carry-on when Councillor Andy Maul virtually arrived six minutes late, seemingly very inebriated, shouting out nonsense throughout the meeting, apparently falling asleep, all before lighting up a cigarette. It’s like PMQs meets […]

Harassing Dom

25 May

Jill Mead, who according to her Twitter bio, is a photographer for the Guardian and “champion of the underdog”, says of the above photo “I left a short message for Dominic Cummings and then swiftly fled the scene.” Not reporting what is happening, faking up graffiti for a photo which she sold on… Yesterday was […]