A fascinating insight into the minds of the hard-left from Momentum fixer Max Shanly, protégé of Jon Lansman. Asked why Corbyn should remain as leader if he cannot win an election, Shanly opined: “You’ve fallen into the trap of Parliamentary Socialism. We were never going to win in 2020 regardless of leader. Anyone with more than two […]
The Corbyn project’s problem in one tweet. Labour use the St George’s cross on a leaflet in Stoke and top Corbynista cheerleader Ava Vidal takes offence. Her timeline is now full of Labour members arguing about whether the English flag is a good or bad thing. Emily Thornberry wasn’t a one-off… UPDATE: Top Corbyn campaigner Sam Tarry […]
Paul Nuttall has publicly condemned Arron Banks for his Hillsborough comments and dismissed UKIP’s main donor as a non-party member. Remember Banks is a Faragista – and Faragistas do not get on with Nuttall. This is going to get very messy if Nuttall performs badly on Thursday… The post Nuttall Declares War on Banks appeared first […]
Britain exported a record £20 billion of food and drink last year, as sales to the US rose by 12% and China entered the top ten UK food export market for the first time. The numbers bode well for Andrea Leadsom and Liam Fox: UK food and drink exports grew by nearly 10%; UK food and […]
Labour’s Stoke candidate Gareth Snell apologises to all the women in his family following Guido’s stories… The post Snell: I’ve Apologised to My Wife, My Daughter and My Grandmother appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
Political publishers Dods Group last year made a small £800,000 profit after years of multi-million pound losses. This was achieved largely by Guy Cleaver halving the bloated sales and marketing headcount down from 119 to 57. Dods celebrated their new found profitability by moving out of their Mayfair offices and into the Shard. Inconveniently situated 20 minutes away […]
Interesting timing for the new BBC documentary on the House of Lords. The choice quote is from Baroness D’Souza: “There is a core of peers who work incredibly hard, who do that work, and there are, sad to say, many, many, many peers who contribute absolutely nothing but who claim the full allowance. I can remember […]
Last week Labour sent out leaflets claiming “babies will die” if Copeland votes Tory, today they have ramped it up a notch with the slightly unhinged poster above. Not the sort of campaigning you’d expect from a party on course for victory… The post Labour Double Down on “Babies Will Die” Attack appeared first on […]
Owen Jones is a close comrade of Clive Lewis, there are even reports Owen has been sounding out Labour MPs about whether they’d back Clive as a future leader. Ellie Mae O’Hagan is a Guardian colleague of Jones and is also a big Clive Lewis fan – she has repeatedly praised Lewis as a “rising star […]
Shami, keeping champagne socialism alive, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria. pic.twitter.com/34DKX1tdLB — Eye Spy MP (@eyespymp) February 20, 2017 Via the EyeSpy.MP Twitter account, Shami reportedly on the fizz this afternoon as her colleagues in the Lords begin their Brexit debate… The post Sham-pagne Socialist appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
If you are going to organise a rally protesting against Donald Trump, you should probably try to make sure it isn’t hijacked by cranks, extremists and anti-Semites. Alas, the speakers at this afternoon’s “Stop Trump” rally in Westminster are a roll call of wrong ‘uns… Salma Yaqoob While a Respect Party councillor in Birmingham, Yaqoob infamously refused to […]
Theresa May and Commons leader David Lidington are sitting on the steps of the throne in the House of Lords as they begin their Brexit debate this afternoon, to remind peers of the democratic mandate issued by the elected chamber. Sound. UPDATE: Another angle: The post May in the Lords appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
This afternoon’s ICM poll is also hugely damning for John Bercow. More Britons think he should resign than think he should stay: Bercow should stay as speaker because he is doing a good job: 30% Bercow should resign or be removed as speaker because he’s not impartial: 32% Don’t know: 38% Previous Speakers would look […]
The Tories have an 18 (eighteen) point lead with ICM this afternoon: CON: 44% (+2) LAB: 26% (-1) UKIP: 13% (+1) LDs: 8% (-2) GREEN: 4% (no change) This will come to a head for Corbyn if he loses both by-elections on Thursday… The post Tories 18 Points Ahead With ICM appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
Odds on the Tories winning Thursday’s Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election have been slashed from 33/1 to 14/1 (UPDATE 14:12 – now in to 10/1) as Theresa May visits the constituency today. William Hill said: “The Tories had been largely ignored in the betting until overnight Sunday, and early on Monday morning, when there was a sudden surge of support for them, […]
All those complaining about Amazon and SportsDirect exploiting minimum wage workers can stop worrying. Those humans are soon going to be out of work and the robots won’t join the union. The robots are coming… The post Robot Warehouses: Automated Click to Dispatch appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
Top Corbynista Angela Rayner is upset with irresponsible politicians who have been peddling “rumours” that Tameside hospital in her constituency faces downgrade. Rayner has reassured her constituents the stories are “totally untrue”. What kind of person would peddle such false speculation? Much of the furore seems to have emanated from a press release fired off last week by Labour’s new national […]
Essex Police, one of the country’s largest police forces, has sent out a statement denying a link between the referendum result and the rise in hate crime reported last week. They believe the increased figures are caused by an increase in reporting: “There is no evidence to suggest any increase has been specifically and directly caused by […]
You know Labour are in trouble when they wheel out this tired line. Asked for her message to voters in Copeland, Labour’s candidate Gillian Troughton replied: “Three days to save the NHS in West Cumbria”. Borrowing from Andy Burnham’s famous 2011 fib that there were “72 hours to save the NHS”. And the Mirror’s 2015 claim that there […]
On Saturday night Sajid Javid and David Gauke emailed Tory MPs to insist there would be no u-turn on the government’s controversial business rates changes, and that negative news stories about some eye-watering rises were “half-truths”, “misinformation”, “myths” and “made up”. So it was bold of the ministers to attach a spreadsheet outlining the changes in […]
On Sunday 100 protestors gathered at Inverleith House in Edinburgh to challenge what has been described as a work of cultural and civic vandalism – the closure of the space as a full-time contemporary art gallery. The protest organises under the banner ‘I Still Believe’, the title of the protest comes from a text work created by […]
The cancellation of the Scottish Six broadcast is the end of one of Scotland’s longest-running media sagas. It’s an issue that used to be a central aspiration of the Scottish democracy movement. It’s not just about a lens through which we see the world, but a lens through which the world sees us. As recently […]
Judging by the response so far in the newspapers and online, Tony Blair’s attempt at intervention on Friday morning in the headlong rush to Full English Brexit – or what he called, “Brexit At All Costs,” his call to neo-liberal arms – has been still born, poisoned by the toxicity of both his legacy as […]
Many Scots have increasingly become more aware, if they needed to be, that the 56 SNP MP’s elected to Westminster in May 2015 are wasting their time there, and wasting Scotland’s time. Scotland’s MP’s appear to have become more interested in process in the UK&EVEL parliament than in Scotland’s nationhood. Yet it matters little what […]
The third of our new weekly mixtapes for your weekend. This week from Halina Rifai from @glasgowpodcart. Check out Leo Condie’s here and the Barrastinian’s here. . Sleevenotes: “I wanted to make a playlist of songs that were based on impulse. By that, I mean that the songs all have something in them that make […]
The next in the series by Phantom Power featuring people who have changed their minds since 2014. Caroline is a business woman who lives in Edinburgh and is originally from Sussex. Likes(51)Dislikes(4)
[This is my submission to the Westminster Culture Media and Sport Committee’s enquiry into ‘Fake News’] Before the 2015 General Election, a Scotland Office official leaked a story claiming that Nicola Sturgeon had told the French Ambassador, Sylvie Bermann, that she favoured the Conservatives to win. An enquiry was launched into the leak. Alistair Carmichael […]
“Political chaos is connected with the decay of language” said the bragaddocious George Orwell. It’s difficult to keep pace with the craziness but one shining light was the thought that Robert Harward dropped out of running for National Security Advisor after watching Trump’s press conference, (and presumably after realising he’d be a security advisor excluded […]
The toxicity of contemporary politics is striking as values seem to circle the sewer. Last week Sir Nicholas Soames was making barking noises when the SNPs Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was trying to speak in the so called Mother of All Parliaments. UKIP’s leader Paul Nuttall admits today that he was lying on his website that he lost a “close personal friend” […]
The reliably-wise Stephen Bush of The New Statesman said something perceptive yesterday on the subject of an EU referendum, although it applies much more widely. It’s a view we’ve held for many years, most often in relation to UK governments ruling with huge majorities won on pretty tiddly pluralities of the vote (often in the mid-30%s), where the […]
The Scottish media has today leapt all over the front-page lead story from yesterday’s Sunday Times, in which “top economist” Douglas McWilliams of right-wing thinktank the Centre for Economics and Business Research made an apocalyptic prediction of a huge deficit turning an independent Scotland into “a Third World country”. The Express’ customarily restrained coverage is pretty […]
From today’s Herald: It seems a good time to bring up another piece of our poll data. The “Yes” column, of course, won’t come as much of a surprise. But the fact that 44% of No voters believe most (29%) or all (15%) of the No campaign’s promises to have been broken is perhaps rather […]
No voters, Leave voters and Labour/Tory voters are more racist than Yes, Remain, Lib Dem and SNP voters. Who could ever have guessed? The former groups all agreed that there was a problem with too much immigration in Scotland. The latter groups all disagreed. It’s that stark, folks. Perhaps the only arguably-unexpected finding was that […]
The one great pillar of the argument against Scottish independence – greater than not being allowed into the EU, greater than being forced to barter with beads and potatoes because we wouldn’t have a currency, greater than losing Doctor Who or having the Chinese take their pandas back – is the economy. Scotland is far too […]
From these small beginnings shall our ultimate victory come. The votes for “God Save The Queen” being driven by Tories, English-born residents and supporters of a particular football club probably won’t come as the biggest shock in the world to anyone. (Alert viewers will of course have noticed that due to MI5 INTERFERENCE in the poll, […]
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson managed to make a bit of a balloon of herself earlier this month when she contrived to get THREE fairly key facts wrong in a single tweet about a poll on a second independence referendum. (We’re not sure who the guy in the picture with her is. Probably a colleague.) We suspected […]
There’s a nice piece in today’s Scottish Sun about one of the findings of our newest Panelbase poll, on who was Scotland’s all-time best First Minister. We thought you’d want a more detailed look at the data behind it. The final result was a little closer than many might have expected, with SNP voters having […]