Peinaar Laughs Along with “Coconut” Slur Against Saj

27 Jan

The BBC failed to challenge an on-air racial slur against Sajid Javid yesterday, with John Pienaar instead nervously laughing along after left-wing comedian Shazia Mirza called the first ethnic minority chancellor a “coconut“. The term used against BAME people who are said to have ‘betrayed their race’; with them depicted as ‘brown on the outside, white […]

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Labour’s Dawn Chorus

27 Jan

With his keen eye for political hustings, Guido started noticing a pattern in speeches from Deputy Leadership contender Dawn Butler; who’s impassioned words, unfortunately, are often not what could be described as original work. It seems after Labour were cast away by the electorate, she’s spent some time compiling her desert island discs… Whilst many […]

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Saturday 7-Up

25 Jan

This week 224,063 visitors visited 728,176 times viewing 1,236,582 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were: Corbynite Question Time Audience Member Calls Northerners ‘Brainwashed’ Sir Keir’s (Private) School Days and Old Boys’ Club Dinners Laurence Fox’s Anti-Woke Anthem Downing Street Press Briefing Descends Into Chaos Theresa May’s Saucy Oxford Union Joke Read In […]

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Nicky Morgan Hints at BBC Licence Fee Reform

24 Jan

Speaking to Nick Robinson’s Political Thinking podcast this week, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan hinted that substantial reform for the national broadcaster might be just around the corner. Morgan said that the funding of the BBC is an issue that increasingly comes up on the doorstep: “why do I pay my licence fee, I don’t watch […]

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Seb Dance Vows to Vote for No Deal

24 Jan

This morning, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michael formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement; now only the confirmatory ratification by the European Parliament is needed to secure Britain’s orderly withdrawal in one week’s time. London Labour MEP Seb Dance reacted by calling it “the saddest moment in my political career”, vowing to ensure his “very […]

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Bercow’s Bullying of his Chief Clerk was Well Known

24 Jan

The Sun has run as an exclusive today that John Bercow’s bullying of Robert Rogers – which the former Clerk of the Commons reported earlier in the week – was so bad his health collapsed and he was forced to take early retirement. Certainly tallies with his bullying of his secretary Kate Emms which resulted in […]

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Guido Asked, You Delivered

24 Jan

After Guido’s Downing Street press briefing victory yesterday, he asked co-conspirators to get involved by submitting questions. Hundreds were sent in. We’ve selected a couple to try and ask. Tune in to Guido’s live-tweet feed…

Bercow Joining Royal Holloway’s Politics Department

24 Jan

Students at Royal Hollway university in London have been told John Bercow is joining the politics department on a part-time basis, “and will contribute to teaching across the curriculum.” He will be giving a lecture at the university this afternoon. Read the email in full below… Dear Students I’m delighted to announce that John Bercow is […]

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Guido Wants Your Questions for Tomorrow’s People’s Press Briefing

23 Jan

Guido’s victory today in prising open the Lobby cartel now allows the daily No. 10 Press Briefing to be reported in real-time. Whilst it is far from the last reform Guido wants to see, it enables Guido to democratise proceedings by involving the people who make the site what it is – our co-conspirators. Much like […]

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CEO of Westminster Digital Was Quarantined for Suspected Coronavirus

23 Jan

As coronavirus spreads, Britons are getting increasingly anxious about it spreading to the UK. With news of four Scots being tested for the virus just breaking, Craig Dillon, CEO and founder of Westminster Digital – the digital creative agency used by many MPs – announced he was put in quarantine yesterday after returning from China and coming […]

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Victoria Derbyshire Learned Her Show Was Being Axed From Yesterday’s Times Article

23 Jan

In an impassioned Twitter thread, Victoria Derbyshire responded to the BBC’s confirmation that her programme is to be taken off air later this year. This follows her defiant stance on air this morning… “Absolutely devastated at the plan to end our programme (which I first learned about in yesterday’s Times). I’m unbelievably proud of what […]

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Tory Durham MP Wipes the Floor With Labour on Politics Live

23 Jan

New Conservative MP for North West Durham Ric Holden wiped the floor with Labour’s Thangam Debbonaire on today’s Politics Live. When she claimed Consett steel works were closed by the Tories, Holden explained that it was Harold Wilson’s 1967 renationalisation plan that excluded Consett. For good measure he added more coal pits closed under Wilson’s […]

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Labour’s Tees Mayoral Candidate Refuses to Answer Question on Election Performance

23 Jan

Over the last year, politics in Teesside has been completely uprooted. Labour has lost control of Darlington, Stockton and Hartlepool council, lost the Middlesbrough mayoralty, lost half their seats in Redcar and lost their majority on Middlesbrough council; in the General Election, the Tories beat Labour’s regional votes by over 10,000. Going well for Labour […]

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Lobby allows live reporting from Government briefing after Guido Fawkes tweets

23 Jan

Guido Fawkes editor Paul Staines has said the Lobby’s control over Government press briefings is “finished” after a U-turn on rules banning live reporting prompted by the political blogging site. Reporters from Guido began live tweeting the contents of morning briefings with the Government’s official spokesperson this week in contravention of Lobby rules which stated … Continue reading “Lobby allows live reporting from Government briefing after Guido Fawkes tweets”

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The 3 Worst Virtue Signalling MPs in Britain

23 Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day is on Monday and on Tuesday, the Holocaust Educational Trust held an event in parliament hosted by Matt Chorley. Parliamentarians attended the event to hear from survivors, educators and a speech from the acclaimed historian Sir Antony Beevor. The event was invitation only. Eyebrows were raised by those who noticed that in […]

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