Cadwalladr Paid Out for Fabricated Story Sold to Mail

3 Apr

Carole Cadwalladr is currently winning the award for most prominent quarantine breakdown, with her usual output of eye-swiveling conspiracy theories being cranked up to maximum. Guido’s own boredom led him to take a dive into the history books only to find a fascinating discovery. The first recorded evidence of Carole’s propensity for making stuff up… […]

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Standpoint’s Latest Editor Out after Six Months

3 Apr

Ed Lucas is out as editor of Standpoint after just six months in the role. The former Economist journalist and Paddy Ashdown bag carrier was a surprising choice to edit the conservative-leaning magazine. He was appointed after Standpoint staff announced they were jumping ship to the newly launched magazine The Critic… Simon Green, the Chairman […]

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De-Sinofication is Inevitably Coming

3 Apr

The Government has been uncritically using the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus data in its presentations for days. The numbers, which come from a regime that has expelled and disappeared journalists who questioned them, appear to show a dramatic leveling off of Coronavirus cases. Information obtained by the CIA, first reported in the Mail on Sunday […]

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Corbyn Tries Giving Son a Gong

3 Apr

Disturbing scenes yesterday evening as a doddery, elderly, retired gentleman was spotted wandering up and down his street in Islington trying to get neighbours and family members to bang on his drum, in complete disregard to social distancing. His son, who understands the guidance, sheepishly refused the proffered drum / large petri dish. Scientists believe […]

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Labour MP Defies Coronavirus Isolation Limit

3 Apr

Labour MP Tahir Ali was one of 100 mourners to defy their city council’s six person funeral limit on Wednesday, prompting calls to the police. Ali, whose party has criticised the Government for not implementing harsher quarantine measures, attended two funerals on the same day… Labour controlled Birmingham City Council imposed a six person limit […]

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Hancock Won’t Resign if New 100,000 Test Target Isn’t Met

3 Apr

Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning, Matt Hancock refused to commit to resigning if he fails to meet his new ambitious target of 100,000 Coronavirus tests per day by the end of the April – Nigel Farage was first out of the blocks yesterday calling for his resignation. Jon Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow […]

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Who Is On Question Time Tonight?

2 Apr

Back from his Coronavirus isolation, Health Secretary Matt Hancock joins the panel again this week. No studio audience again, so submit your questions here…
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Carswell’s New Think Tank to Take on Bad Government

2 Apr

Wonk world expanded a little yesterday as Douglas Carswell along with IEA fellow and top wonk Radomir Tylecote launched the Good Governance Project, a research body that has been quietly rumbling away since the end of last year. The project aims to take on not only big government but bad government – and propose real […]

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Welsh Labour Using Coronavirus to Sneak Through Votes for Prisoners

2 Apr

As the rest of the country are focused on battling Coronavirus, a statement quietly put out by the Labour First Minister, Mark Drakeford, yesterday shows the Welsh Government has identified the ‘Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill’ as one of only two bills not being reconsidered in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, and which will be […]

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Rees-Mogg Gets Brandon Lewis’s SpAd Leftovers

2 Apr

A couple of quiet SpAd moves have gone on amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, with Guido revealing this morning that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has scooped up ITN’s Angus Walker after 20 years with the broadcaster. After No. 10 scooped Hugh Bennet from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s office, Guido also learns Rees-Mogg is bringing Fred de Fossard on […]

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Salvini Ramps Up Anti-EU Rhetoric Over Coronavirus

2 Apr

Feeling against the EU is rising in Italy, with Matteo Salvini ramping up his rhetoric against the organisation, blaming it for not helping – and even hindering – Italy’s Coronavirus response. Although no longer in Government, Salvini is riding ten points above his rival parties in the Italian opinion polls. When the next election comes, […]

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Momentum Definitely Not Campaigning for Angela Rayner

2 Apr

Angela Rayner, who the bookies are sure is going to be the Labour Party’s deputy leader come Saturday, was originally backed by Momentum following their North Korean style endorsement process. She subsequently mildly criticised Corbyn. Now they don’t really back her, as can be seen from this reminder text sent out this morning. Angela appears […]

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Peston’s Testing Shortage Disinformation

2 Apr

On Tuesday evening, ITV Political Editor Robert Peston made extraordinary and widely shared claims that “there is no shortage of the relevant reagents” – implying that the Government was either lying or simply hadn’t bothered to ask around. His tweet has attracted over 14,000 retweets and 20,000 likes. His single anonymous Chemical Industries Association source could […]

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Embrace Private Sector To Ramp Up Coronavirus Testing

2 Apr

In a new policy paper, the Adam Smith Institute has slammed Public Health England for its bureaucratic, centralised model of testing, and is urging the Government to rapidly learn from “Germany, South Korea, and more recently, the United States of America”, who have decentralised testing and embraced a mixture of public, non-government and private laboratories. […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By Branson’s Lobbying

2 Apr

Though many of you thought Guido’s story about the BBC seeking to switch its revenue extraction from the television licence to a tax on broadband was an unbelieveable prank, it was not. Our story “Branson Offers Necker Island as Security for Virgin Bailout“ was our bit of April Foolery yesterday. It took in most of […]

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Cox Narrates Children’s Story

1 Apr

Whilst we’re all coping with self-isolation differently, Parliament’s baritone, Geoffrey Cox, answered many prayers last night by uploaded a relaxing narration of the Chinese fairy tale ‘The Stone Monkey’. The whole thing is worth a few listens, though Guido wonders whether this recently-sacked Cabinet Member inserting his own message into the tale when quoting the […]

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BBC Proposes Replacing Licence Fee with Broadband Levy

1 Apr

The BBC’s response to the government’s consultation on decriminalising the licence fee is out. Their £4 billion solution to funding Gary Lineker? Switching the charge onto broadband bills – portraying it as an ‘efficiency measure’. Forgive Guido for not taking the BBC seriously in its desire to make efficiency savings… The 40-page response states: “In […]

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Government Enacts Another Job Destroying Policy

1 Apr

Just when struggling businesses didn’t think things could get much worse, the Government has today pushed ahead with a mandated rise in the minimum wage (confusingly rebranded by Osborne in 2015 as the ‘National Living Wage’) to almost £9 an hour. During this coronavirus crisis it seems irresponsible… At a time when cash strapped firms […]

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Branson Offers Necker Island as Security for Virgin Bailout

1 Apr

The aviation industry – now in dire straits –  has until recently been paying out dividends. Last week the Chancellor Rishi Sunak warned that airline shareholders needed to exhaust all other avenues before the Treasury considered “bespoke” deals. At the very least before the airlines get any state aid those dividends should be reinvested by […]

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Corbyn’s Crackers Coronavirus Conspiracy

1 Apr

In case Jeremy’s conspiratorial thinking isn’t enough, his brother Piers has the freedom to go that bit further. This morning the Labour Party leader’s big brother shared a new “MIND-BLOWING” conspiracy video with his followers on Twitter and Facebook – claiming that Covid-19 is not a virus at all, but “body reactions to stress caused […]

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Bankers Told No Bonus Payouts

1 Apr

The Prudential Regulation Authority has written to banks and insurers to tell them not to pay out dividends or buy back shares and forget about their bonuses. British banks have complied and even European banks are following suit. The Bank of England thinks the scale of the challenge ahead means they need to keep their […]

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Government Scrambles to Clear Up Testing Fiasco

1 Apr

The government are currently rushing to get back on top of its Coronavirus communications after days of unclear and mixed messages regarding the country’s testing situation. Boris has even brought back election expert, Isaac Levido, to hone more clear messaging. The Mail and The Times both splash on the debacle this morning… Robert Jenrick took […]

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Jezza’s Shambolic Last Plan

31 Mar

Two hours ago, Corbyn produced one of the last things he’ll likely do as leader; namely a five-point “plan” he thinks the government must follow to keep on top of Coronavirus. The letter was, as you would expect, stereotypically Corbyn. Not only does the published five-point “plan” make six points (there are  two ‘point 4’s’) […]

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Vulnerable Corbyn Flouts Self-Isolation & Social Distancing

31 Mar

Four days from retirement, Corbyn, 70, has been snapped brazenly sitting in the centre of the UK’s corona virus hotbed, ignoring the Government’s self-isolating dictum – despite Parliament shutting down six days ago. Corbyn is also clearly ignoring the Government’s two-metre social distancing rule. He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy…

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Momentum Implicitly Withdraws Support for Rayner

31 Mar

Momentum emailed supporters this morning to remind them that voting in the Labour leadership elections finally closes on Thursday and that they should vote for their slate. Back in January the faction’s National Coordinating Group (NCG) unanimously voted to support Becky Long-Bailey for Labour leader, and Angela Rayner for the deputy position. They then offered […]

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