Excl: Pro-Corbyn MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle brands colleagues “c***s” for calling for Labour leader to go now. Also claimed Labour lost election because it lacked “fighting spirit”.https://t.co/xqNOxVZkfL— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) December 19, 2019
Thursday, 19 December 2019
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
We are excited to launch #BackLongBailey, a grassroots campaign to elect Rebecca Long-Bailey as the next leader of the Labour Party.— BackLongBailey (@BackLongBailey) December 14, 2019
We love are Queen of the United kingdom.#GE2019 #GetJohnsonGone #hope pic.twitter.com/ci45xZ3tgG
Friday, 13 December 2019
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Monday, 9 December 2019
With his clown act, Boris Johnson tries to pretend he's different from other Tories. He's not.— Richard Burgon (@RichardBurgon) December 8, 2019
2001 Tory MP
2008 Tory Mayor
2015 Tory MP
2016 Tory Minister
2019 Tory Leader
Friday, 6 December 2019
NEW: Boris Johnson team launches furious attack on Channel 4— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) December 6, 2019
Accuses the broadcaster of “inventing the most damaging things possible to further their campaign against Brexit” pic.twitter.com/oxmxuE565k
This video is utterly devastating. How Corbynistas react when they think that Boris has associated with anti-Semites, and how they react at the end when they learn that it was really their hero. https://t.co/Kh9L4qsVT1— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) December 5, 2019
“It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say”— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 5, 2019
Andrew Neil issues a challenge for Boris Johnson to commit to an interview with him, to face questions on why people have “deemed him to be untrustworthy”https://t.co/daHLxEYn4r pic.twitter.com/oQ21uDdtJe
Latest in Neil-gate - Senior Conservative source claims public might not be interested in Johnson interview - ‘The public are fed up with interviews that are all about the interviewer and endless interruptions. The format is tired and broken and needs to change’— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) December 6, 2019
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Breaking but prob unsurprising news: Former @UKLabour then Tigger MP and ex chair of Labour Friends of Israel, Joan Ryan, is about to become the latest to call for a vote against @jeremycorbyn at this election— iain watson (@iainjwatson) December 5, 2019
BREAKING - John Longworth, Anunziata Rees-Mogg and two other Brexit Party MEPs are set to resign this morning and tell supporters to vote Conservative.— Get Brexit Done (@MoggMentum) December 5, 2019
The truth is only the Conservatives can deliver Brexit and they need your votes to make it happen.#MoggMentum #GE2019
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
The tax on £82K is NOT £8.33 per month.You earn £82k per year.— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) December 2, 2019
You pay £9 per month for Spotify,
£10 for Netflix
And £8.33 per month in your subscription to:
Properly funding the NHS
Lifting children out of poverty
Ending the climate crisis
Here is the actual monthly tax you pay
|Income Tax is||£1,691.52|
|Total you pay||£2,158.53|
Monday, 2 December 2019
NEW: Labour vows to slash rail fares by a third from January if Jeremy Corbyn wins electionhttps://t.co/faBL986feS— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) December 2, 2019
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Irrespective of the veracity, or otherwise, of Corbyn's unredacted documents; how is it physically possible to "sell" the NHS?Jeremy Corbyn says Labour has 'obtained' 451 pages of government documents which he says prove the NHS is 'up for sale' in trade talks with the US.— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) November 27, 2019
The NHS doesn't make anything, why on earth would anyone want to buy it?
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Well that was an absolute doing from @afneil. A doing on the growth report, a doing on the hypocrisy of her Brexit vs Indy position and a doing over her domestic record in health.— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) November 25, 2019
And what's more, she knows it. pic.twitter.com/w6R3U7sjHo
Asked if Jeremy Corbyn should undergo equalities training,— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) November 26, 2019
Naz Shah says: "I'm not sure. My understanding of Jeremy is he's been an anti-racism campaign all his life. Understanding anti-semitism is something he does understand."
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Farage confirmed his Brexit candidates would not stand in the 317 seats won by the Tories at the last election.
However, he is publicly claiming that Brexit will stand in Labour seats, which will of course split the Tory vote and damage their chances of taking them from Labour.
Currently Farage is demanding that the Tories stand aside in these seats. Given that will clearly not happen, it is hoped that he will back down further and not stand in all Labour seats.
Monday, 11 November 2019
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Ian has been long time foe of Corbyn’s but before that was Labour to his core, and one of Brown‘a staunchest allies and enforcers, this is quite something https://t.co/OfViLoCW8Z— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) November 7, 2019
What with this and Tom Watson standing down as Labour Deputy Leader and MP, it is clear that this election is unlike any other in recent times!Ian Austin announces he won’t be standing at the general election and tells voters to back Boris Johnson— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) November 7, 2019
‘It’s really come to something when I tell decent, patriotic Labour voters that they should be voting for Boris Johnson at the election’
He says Corbyn is unfit to be PM
The tectonic plates are shifting.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Bridgen was a dead cat to distract from Rees-Mogg which was a dead cat to distract from the Russia report which was a dead cat to distract from the Starmer video which was a dead cat to distract from Cairns which was a dead cat to distract from the blocked Labour costings which— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) November 6, 2019
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
"Women can be political leaders and prime ministers too"— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) November 4, 2019
Lib dem leader Jo Swinson calls for her party to be represented in the ITV leaders' debate, saying, "The voice of the millions of people who voted Remain… must be heard"https://t.co/wVj7DC6CJ2 pic.twitter.com/Ixho6je3iq
NEW More than 20 Brexit Party candidates have stood down over concern about Nigel Farage's dismissal of Boris Johnson's deal and factors such as abuse aimed at them.— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) November 5, 2019
Party source: "There is a lot of grief out there. It has been going on all summer. It is not good but it is life.”
Monday, 4 November 2019
Having threatened to field 500 BXP candidates in the general election (which will split the Tory vote and usher in Corbyn) Farage decided not to stand himself.
It is a tad unusual for a leader of an alleged political party to not stand for election.
So what's going on here?
1 Farage has stood for parliament 7 times, and lost on each occasion. He knows he has FA chance of being elected.
2 He wants to keep his radio show, standing will mean he would not be on air as much as his ego wants.
3 Splitting the Tory vote will ensure Corbyn wins and that Brexit never happens. This split esnures that Farage stays on the EU gravy train as an MEP, it also ensures he can continue to publicly call for the UK to leave the EU.
In short, Farage's "policy" is based on greed and ego.
Friday, 1 November 2019
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Boris Johnson has spent months promising we'd leave the EU today. The failure to do so is his and his alone. Labour will get Brexit sorted by giving the people the final say within six months with the choice of a credible leave deal or remain. And we'll carry out what you decide.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 31, 2019
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Monday, 28 October 2019
Former Labour Gen Sec @IainMcNicol warns @KayBurley @ Breakfast Lab won’t do as well as 2017 if elex now— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) October 28, 2019
- Corbyn was “fresh” in 2017
- Tories “won’t make the same mistakes” as 2017
- SNP and Lib Dem’s in stronger position
- Is Corbyn a liability? “His poll rating is not good”
Friday, 25 October 2019
Boris has decided that enough is enough, and has stated that he will try to call a general election for 12 December.
Unfortunately for him, there is one very large fly in his ointment; namely the Fixed Term Parliament Act (an absurd piece of legislation from the days of the Liberal/Tory coalition).
Under this act, the government needs a 2/3rds majority in order to be able to call a general election.
Can you guess what will happen children?
Yes, that's right, Labour will not vote for it next week.
What will happen then?
It seems that the government will go on strike, and do only the bare minimum (the Budget has already been pulled).
We really are through the looking glass here.
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Two days is a long time in British politics. The PM now wants to abandon the Brexit bill he wanted so much to pass on Tuesday for an election instead. Labour don’t want the election they said they did want, and now want to pass the bill they tried to vote down on Tuesday.— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) October 24, 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Friday, 18 October 2019
All very well and good, but given that politicians lie no faith can be out in these numbers until the votes are actually cast.Sky News analysis— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) October 17, 2019
Boris Johnson needs 320 votes (presuming every MP votes)
Sky News found a path to roughly around 316 votes tonight, meaning it will comes down to a knife edge, with 36 hours to go
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Head in hands!Brexit party cha Richard Tice has told @KayBurley @ Breakfast there shd now be “technical” extension for an election where he predicts there will be a big Brexit Party majority and they wd do a “clean break” (no deal) brexit— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) October 17, 2019
- Brexit party calling for technical extension is 😶
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
There are multiple reports today that the DUP have been offered big money. FT reporting it is "billions" not millions. Irish Times, is interestingly, reporting:"the deal will be sweetened for DUP with a multimillion-euro package of investment funded by the EU, London and Dublin"— lisa o'carroll (@lisaocarroll) October 16, 2019
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Monday, 14 October 2019
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Tomorrow morning all nine MPs who want to be House of Commons Speaker after John Bercow quits on Oct 31 will submit themselves over two hours to political journalists’ questions. What single thing would you ask them? #LobbyHustings— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) October 8, 2019
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
I think he's lost Swampy's vote!Boris Johnson delivers a rip-roaring speech at the launch of the latest volume of Margaret Thatcher’s biography - says his team didn’t want him to come “because uncooperative crusties lettered the road.” But he vowed to channel the Iron Lady and come anyway— Kate Ferguson (@kateferguson4) October 7, 2019
Monday, 7 October 2019
Friday, 4 October 2019
Having publicly stood down and resigned from the Tory party, Rory Stewart will now stand as an independent candidate for the role of Mayor of London.
It’s been a great privilege to serve Penrith and The Border for the last ten years, so it is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be standing down at the next election, and that I have also resigned from the Conservative Party.— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) October 4, 2019
Thursday, 3 October 2019
Boris Johnson: "If Parliament was a TV show, the whole lot of us would have been voted out of the jungle by now. But at least we'd have had the consolation of watching the Speaker being forced to eat a kangaroo testicle." pic.twitter.com/XzDAF3iGun— LBC (@LBC) October 2, 2019
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Raising the minimum wage will increase the take home pay of those employed at the current minimum wage, if they keep their jobs.We’re putting more money in people's pockets by raising the National Living Wage. 4 million people will get a pay rise. #CPC19 #GetBrexitDone pic.twitter.com/pLZZ3nXu13— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 1, 2019
The downsides are:
1 It increases the costs of the firms that employ people on minimum wages.
2 It increases the likelihood that staff will be laid off, in order to reduce increased costs.
3 Increased costs may well be passed on to the consumer.
Friday, 27 September 2019
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
A Labour MP gets in touch following the conference Brexit votes. pic.twitter.com/MX3s9fjMsK— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) September 23, 2019
Monday, 23 September 2019
Labour is promising free personal care for OAPs, perfect state schools, cheaper bills, better trains, lower emissions, fully funded councils, electric cars when you want em, no prescription charges, no tuition fees, no austerity, lower taxes for 95%- and all with a four day week!— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) September 23, 2019
Friday, 20 September 2019
Brexiteer blame game - for loss of Brexit and for creation of far left govt, caused by Brexiteer intransigence and split vote - starting now. https://t.co/sRrdLUQ8LL— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) September 20, 2019
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Sir John Major compared Boris Johnson to a dishonest estate agent with ‘ulterior motives’ in written submissions to the Supreme Court— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) September 19, 2019
He said the PM’s justification for provocation ‘makes no sense and cannot be the true explanation’https://t.co/hNjWplSsQi
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Monday, 16 September 2019
Friday, 13 September 2019
Thursday, 12 September 2019
"People are calling it a coup. You know the one without tanks.." @GeoffNorcott #StopTheCoup #Brexitvote #RecallParliament #Remain #Brexit #NoTanks #ArmyNotOnTheStreets #Election2019 pic.twitter.com/qt4EmNQ04o— Comedy Unleashed (@UnleashedComedy) September 11, 2019
“My generation is the first generation since 1881 that will be worse off than their parents.”— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) September 11, 2019
Author @graceblakeley says “a lot of people in this country have been betrayed by an economic system that doesn’t work for them”#Newsnight pic.twitter.com/nhDslZFeAN
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Ignoring whatever the Supreme Court does next week, an appeal has been lodged.Those with far more legal knowledge than me, say that the Court of Session’s judgement will have no immediate effect. But it makes the Supreme Court’s judgement on the legality of prorogation far more unpredictable— James Forsyth (@JGForsyth) September 11, 2019
By the time this is sorted out, the Queen will be making her speech anyway!
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Monday, 9 September 2019
MPs definitely shutting up shop tonight - No 10 has had a very, very bumpy few days, but while Parliament isn't sitting they can crack on with their agenda whatever it is, with relatively little interference https://t.co/iV6ljSqLGw— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) September 9, 2019
Friday, 6 September 2019
One rule for the rich and another for the rest of us.https://t.co/001mFefNpC— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 5, 2019
Thursday, 5 September 2019
A senior Labour MP has just said Jeremy Corbyn told him tonight he would NOT allow Boris Johnson to have an election before 31st October— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) September 4, 2019
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
There has been much frothing of the mouth and general hysteria, both in cyberspace and in real life, about the recent prorogation of Parliament. Certain people, who should know better, would have us believe it was a coup.
Anyhoo, disregarding that hysterical nonsense, Boris has now shot that fox by stating the he will be tabling a motion today to call a general election.
One amusing irony is that Corbyn (who called people to take to the streets to protest against the "coup") is now balking at the thought of a general election; and insists that legislation is first passed to guarantee that a no deal Brexit is blocked, before he will back an election.
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Watch: Conservative MP Phillip Lee defects to the Liberal Democrats, crossing the House of Commons during a speech by Boris Johnson— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 3, 2019
His move means the prime minister has no working majority ahead of a crucial #Brexit vote
[tap to expand] https://t.co/vi78s0o5JA pic.twitter.com/CfnKNm0pJ8
Will Boris Johnson actually be able to call an election?— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) September 3, 2019
Looking less likely this morning:
* Senior Labour figures say legislation to block no deal must be ‘locked down’ first
* Hammond says Corbyn privately backed position
* Tory rebels indicate they won’t back one
Sir Nicholas Soames tells me he will vote against the Govt tonight, unless the PM (who he’s going to see now) can assure him a Brexit deal will be done. Boris therefore faces the uncomfortable prospect of deselecting Winston Churchill’s grandson.— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) September 3, 2019
Monday, 2 September 2019
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Johnson govt to hold Queen's speech on 14th October, will be confirmed by privy council at Balmoral today - No 10 says it's all biz as usual for a new govt, but has useful political side effect that denies MPs time to try to stop no deal— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) August 28, 2019
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Does he not understand that if he wins a vote of no confidence, Boris doesn't have to resign as PM and can call an election on his terms?I've written to the leaders of other political parties and senior backbenchers from across Parliament to lay out my plan to stop a disastrous No Deal Brexit and let the people decide the future of our country. pic.twitter.com/Jz1MjXCrqk— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 14, 2019
Another small point, there is no way even the most rebellious Tory rebels will side with him if he insists on being leader.
A cynic might suggest that Corbyn is deliberately ensuring that we leave with no deal.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Tom and I have disagreed on a lot of things over the years but on Brexit, we’re united. Working with other parties is the only way to stop Boris, and stop Brexit.https://t.co/amkqhHjx4L— Jo Swinson (@joswinson) August 13, 2019
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Alastair Campbell’s daughter Grace wearing a “fuck Boris” necklace with Sadiq Khan 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/lvXA4GWLil— Ben Hyde-Hart (@benhydehart) August 9, 2019
Monday, 12 August 2019
The country is at breaking point & time is running out. I couldn’t forgive myself if we didn’t try everything possible to avert catastrophe of No Deal.— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) August 11, 2019
So here’s an idea. I know it’s controversial & many will say it can’t work - but what if it does? https://t.co/v17D4TuQU1
Thursday, 8 August 2019
Whilst the membership has fallen, Labour still has a very large membership.NEW: Labour party membership at the end of last year was 518,659.— Michael Savage (@michaelsavage) August 8, 2019
That's DOWN 45,784 on the year before (564,443).
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Nicola Sturgeon said meeting Theresa May was 'soul-destroying and torturous', first time I've ever agreed with Sturgeon, I spent 50 days with May during 2017 election, you can add unbelievably dull to the above.— PoliticalPics (@PoliticalPics) August 7, 2019
Friday, 2 August 2019
A far better showing by the Tories than expected, given they let their disgraced former MP stand again for the seat (in the sure expectation he would lose).Impossible to avoid the conclusion that, with a new candidate not mired in controversy, the Conservatives probably could have held the seat, given that margin: https://t.co/5T3Y00MjTJ— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) August 2, 2019
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Alistair Campbell, the former No 10 director of communications under Tony Blair, has said he no longer wishes to be a Labour member, warning that Jeremy Corbyn is poised to lose the next election against Boris Johnson and destroy the party “as a political force capable of winning power”.
In a letter to Corbyn, quoted by the Guardian, he said:
“The culture you have helped to create has made the party one that I feel no longer truly represents my values, or the hopes I have for Britain.This is designed to push Labour to realise that it must ditch Corbyn for its sake, and the sake of the country. All very well and good. However, as long as the infection known as Momentum holds sway Corbyn will not be moved.
I see no strategy in place that remotely meets the electoral or policy challenges ahead. On the contrary, in so far as I ascertain a strategy at all, it is one that looks more designed to lose. I fear the country may already have decided that it does not intend to make you prime minister.”
Monday, 29 July 2019
The unyoked humour of your idleness.
Yet herein will I imitate the sun,
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds
To smother up his beauty from the world,
That when he please again to be himself,
Being wanted, he may be more wondered at
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists
Of vapours that did seem to strangle him.
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
But when they seldom come, they wished-for come,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
So, when this loose behaviour I throw off
And pay the debt I never promisèd,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men’s hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glitt’ring o’er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I’ll so offend to make offence a skill,
Redeeming time when men think least I will.
Friday, 26 July 2019
Thursday, 25 July 2019
"My biggest single worry perhaps about Boris Johnson is that he seems to me to be a politician who's inhaled his own legend before he's created it" - political historian Lord Hennessy on the UK's Prime Minister-to-be, Boris Johnson#newsnight pic.twitter.com/53ICG5WN1F— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) July 23, 2019
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
NEW: Jeremy Corbyn says he will put forward motion of no confidence in Boris Johnson's government... but "at a time of our choosing... it'll be an interesting surprise for all of you."— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) July 23, 2019
EXCLUSIVE— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) July 23, 2019
Jeremy Hunt's Cabinet future on brink after he told Boris Johnson he will not accept demotion from foreign sec
He made clear he's only willing to accept 3 jobs - his current role, chancellor or DPM
Johnson has offered him defence secretary
Hunt has turned it down
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
As Boris waits in the wings on the cusp of being crowned king of the Tories and PM, his enemies are waiting to pounce, indeed one (Duncan) tried a pounce yesterday but was rebuffed by The Speaker who pointed out it was for the opposition to call for votes of no confidence, not MPs in the same party!
Thus Boris's enemies are not facing him on the benches opposite, but will be sitting behind him.
Where does this leave Boris and the country?
We will face a general election before October, as his own party will conspire to bring him down.
David Gauke tells The Times:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) July 22, 2019
‘It [no deal] is a position that would play into the hands of Lib Dems. I don’t think we should underestimate Jo Swinson
‘She’s capable, she’s a very good communicator
‘I think she will be energetic and a passionate advocate for her party’s views’
Monday, 22 July 2019
Exclusive:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) July 22, 2019
The ministerial resignations are about to begin
I’m told a minister is resigning *today* at 10am ahead of Boris Johnson Premiership...
Friday, 19 July 2019
Exc: Tory MPs on 1922 looking. At changing the rules to protect new PM from a vote of no confidence as Tory leader under Tory rules for a year— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) July 19, 2019
- Currently there isn’t any protection for a new PM
- Allies of BJ want greater protection
- 1922 exec looking at it https://t.co/1VvQ3mlYFu
Thursday, 18 July 2019
Amusing amount of Tories offering to help Philip Hammond move out given reports he wants to resign before Boris enters No10 . It really is end of days stuff— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) July 18, 2019
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Friday, 12 July 2019
Boris Johnson Has Already Won The UK PM Election With 12 Days Remaining To Vote https://t.co/lTl2NR7g7P #honkhonk pic.twitter.com/3zIyX3aUsE— The Daily Lafayette (@DailyLafayette) July 12, 2019
IF the polls are accurate, and it's a big IF, then Boris has won.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
"Some staff of Members of Parliament are subject to an unacceptable risk of bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment, at work. Most Members of Parliament treat their staff with dignity and respect but the problem of bullying and harassment is sufficiently widespread to require an urgent collective response."
“I just want to say that during my over-30-years’ association with the Houses of Parliament I did not encounter anything remotely like bullying and harassment on anyone’s part and have been very surprised to know it has happened.The MP I worked for I found extremely efficient, clever and a good employer in every way.”
Well it was all go yesterday Kim Darroch resigned and the media (as is their style) decided it was all Boris's fault.
Well whilst he didn't exactly give fulsome backing to Darroch, Darroch's position was untenable given that Trump had banned him from all future functions. My advice to the media is that whilst it is clear most of you loath Boris, you really ought to try grasp the fact that the enemy in this particular case is not Boris but the person who leaked the cables.
In the meantime, never one to miss an opportunity to poison the well it seems that Theresa May is seeking to appoint Darroch's successor!
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Breaking:— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) July 10, 2019
John Major announces he will seek a judicial review if Boris Johnson prorogues Parliament to force through a no deal Brexit
‘The PM will be bypassing Parliament. That is simply unacceptable’
A former PM threatening to take the frontrunner to be next PM to court...
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
In a busy couple of Tweets, responding to #CableGate, President Trump lambasted Theresa May and her handling of Brexit and then for good measure severed diplomatic relations with Britain....and it was only Monday!
I have been very critical about the way the U.K. and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
I wonder what the rest of the week holds for us?....thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him. The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister. While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
Wrt #CableGate the government is now looking at a hostile foreign power as being the cause of the leak, maybe so, or maybe look to the the list of other suspects I compiled yesterday (including Trump himself)!
The media is now asking how a future Prime Minister should handle Trump. The answer is simple, apply the Disraeli technique he used with royalty, namely applying flattery with a trowel. It works for Kim Jong-un, it most certainly should work for Boris!
Monday, 8 July 2019
Sir Kim Darroch's secret cables to the Foreign Office, giving his views of the Trump administration, have been leaked en masse to a tabloid.
The contents of the cables are perfectly acceptable, as ambassadors are meant to report their views and opinions. However, what is not acceptable is the fact that these secret communications have leaked.
The questions are as follows:
1 Who leaked them?
2 Why are they leaked now?
3 What game is being played here?
1 Trump leaked in order to remove Durroch and replace him with Farage.
2 A supporter of Farage in the FO leaked them, for the reason above.
3 Number 10 leaked them, in order to conduct a scorched earth policy and wreck any chances of the USA helping Britain with a fast track no deal Brexit trade agreement.
4 A foreign agency leaked them, just for fun.
5 Boris or an associate leaked them, in order to pave the way for Farage to be ambassador and seal an deal with the Brexit Party.
Anyone have any other theories?
Friday, 5 July 2019
Boris Johnson: PM tried to restrict ex-minister's access to intelligence https://t.co/LwPJZ18scs— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) July 5, 2019
Thursday, 4 July 2019
BREAKING: Labour down to 18%, record low in poll— Matt Chorley (@MattChorley) July 3, 2019
📉Lowest ever rating with @YouGov back to 2002
📉Only time as low as 18% was IpsosMORI in May’09
📉57% of Lab ‘17 voters back other partieshttps://t.co/DdJkLH2g8b pic.twitter.com/WJrZaHwXXv
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
MP falsely claims that the government has given alcohol companies £4.1bn in “tax handouts” since 2013. She’s referring to tax freezes on alcohol duty, which is paid by consumers. pic.twitter.com/dE1mVmFqUz— Christopher Snowdon (@cjsnowdon) July 2, 2019