Breitbart Boss to Run Trump Campaign

Donald Trump has hired pugnacious Breitbart chief Steve Bannon as his new campaign CEO. Bannon was instrumental in founding Breitbart London, he’s a former officer in the US navy who loved British writers like James Delingpole and had dreams of a Tea Party-style anti-establishment movement in the UK. He is an admirer of UKIP though he wishes they didn’t keep selling out and were a bit more right-wing. He signed up both Farage as a columnist and Raheem Kassam (later Nigel’s chief aide) as his London editor. Bannon is a no-nonsense, tough operator who says “we call ourselves the Fight Club. You don’t come to us for warm and fuzzy”Raheem in the White House?

No, Nigel Farage Isn’t Applying For German Citizenship

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Twitter got very excited this afternoon after a far-fetched Buzzfeed story claimed Nigel Farage was refusing to deny applying for German citizenship. Guido thought this sounded unlikely so asked his spokesman, who confirms it is “not true”. Obviously. 

UPDATE: A UKIP source adds:

“He was at the embassy in relation to a personal matter. The idea that it’s anything to do with German citizenship is complete rubbish.”

Another Useful Owen Smith BBC Connection

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Owen Smith is a bit of a BBC luvvie having worked there as a producer for ten years, and his handy connections to Auntie don’t end there. Oily’s campaign team includes Olivia Pienaar, a Labour aide who is organising his support from within parliament. Olivia is by all accounts a talented young staffer who works as a bag-carrier to Rachel Reeves. However her appointment ruffled some feathers among Labour moderates who whined that she only got the gig because her dad is BBC deputy political editor John Pienaar. Guido dreads to think what the Corbynistas will say when they find out this family link between the Beeb and the Smith campaign. Don’t tell The Canary or we’ll never hear the end of it…

Viagra-Row Kipper to Give Speech on Impotence Tonight

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A limp attempt at an apology from UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge after his alleged infidelity and Viagra use was publicly exposed by his missus. Instead of showing a stiff upper lip, Bill is purple with rage and is calling the cops on his partner. It’ll never stand up in court…

He also says he will be giving a speech on impotence tonight:

“At the end of the day, this is a very personal issue and the posting of this on social media is in my opinion a serious breech of my privacy. That is why I have reported this matter to the police.”

“However, if my experiences does help to raise awareness and help make normative a treatment for this serious men’s health issue, then I’m happy to speak out.”

“That is why I will be making a speech on this issue tonight at the UKIP leadership hustings in Belfast.”

A bona-fide PR flop.

Jon Steafel Out at the Mail

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Guido hears the Daily Mail’s long-serving Jon Steafel is leaving after decades at the paper. Steafel, who readers will remember rowing with Bad Al Campbell about Ed Miliband’s dad, was deputy editor for 11 years. Back in April Dacre shuffled his top team and pinched Gerard Greaves from the MoS, moving Steafel to the role of group managing editor. After mulling it over he has decided to take a payoff instead, said to be in the region of a million pounds. Fleet Street loses a veteran once tipped for the Mail’s top job…

Zionist-Hating Young Labour Chief Pictured Brandishing Gun

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Young Labour’s International Officer Abdi-Aziz Suleiman sparked a furore over the weekend when he appeared on the Iranian state-run Press TV to defend Corbyn. He has previous. In another Press TV interview, Suleiman rails against “dedicated Zionists” and rants about Israel. When he was called out, he responded by arguing Israeli media should be boycotted instead. What does the Momentum-backed Corbynista get up to in his spare time? The above image of Suleiman brandishing a gun, finger curled around the trigger, has been circulating in Labour circles. He reassures Guido he was just on holiday in America. Glad to hear he’s not taking the whole Jezbollah thing too seriously…

Tory Press Chief to Be Home Secretary’s SpAd

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Some more SpAd movements: Guido hears Tory Director of Communications Amy Fisher is returning to government as a Special Adviser to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Fisher was Chris Grayling’s SpAd before heading up the press operation at CCHQ after the election. She had to put out more than her share of fires in a busy 12 months and was a formidable opponent, so is a smart hire for the Home Office. See Guido’s SpAd List in full below:

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UKIP Leadership Contender Accused of Cheating After Fiancee Finds Viagra

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The fiancee of one of UKIP’s leadership candidates has accused him of cheating after she found a half empty box of Viagra in his car. MEP Bill Etheridge’s partner Lorraine Chew last night called him a “dirty disgusting cheat” when she found this half-empty packet of little blue pills:

Just a few days ago Etheridge had tweeted to apologise to his fiancee for “neglecting” her:

It all kicked off at UKIP’s leadership hustings last night when, according to multiple witnesses, a senior UKIP activist “started screaming and shouting” at a rival camp, accusing them of re-tweeting the above image. UKIP HQ then sent messages to all involved asking them to delete their tweets about the matter because they want “a fair and decent fight”. Another leadership candidate embarrassed by links to Pfizer

Corbyn Called For “Complete Rehabilitation” of Trotsky

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Today’s Telegraph goes big on the news that Jeremy Corbyn once called for the “complete rehabilitation” of Leon Trotsky, reporting: It came to light after parliamentary staff on Monday uncovered a paper record of the demand in an underground archive in Westminster”. Truth is it came to light nine months ago, when Guido revealed that Corbyn had signed the EDM defending the mass-murdering communist. Commons authorities kindly took the document in question out of storage and had it copied for us in October last year. You’re either in front of Guido or reading it in the Telegraph nine months later…

Bob Geldof Speaking Gigs: No Charity Requests Please

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Fresh from his ill-fated waterborne intervention during the referendum, Bob Geldof is looking for work as a corporate after dinner speaker. Bob’s agent has emailed round promising “Sir Bob’s keynotes are always bespoke and tailored completely to client’s requirements”. Apparently Geldof has “been paying a lot of attention to international politics” and is “very relevant to so many international businesses right now”. Sounds like he really needs the money:

“We also have a couple of other opportunities with Bob for ‘filler’ events where we can consider reduced fees and would already have the international airfares covered either in full or part.”

Geldof’s biography on his agent’s website boasts of his charity work but there is a message for anyone who tries to book him: “Please note: we are unable to assist with any charitable requests”.

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Give him your f***ing money…

Final CLP Nominations

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The final CLP nomination numbers are in: 285 (or 84%) backed Corbyn and just 53 (or 16%) declared for Owen Smith. Jezza got around 15,000 votes overall to Smith’s 7,500, implying a Corbynista vote lead of 67% to 33%. Oily has a mountain to climb…

May Hires Top IoD Wonk

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Theresa May has hired Institute of Directors wonk Jimmy McLoughlin to lead Downing Street’s business relations. McLoughlin, who worked on May’s leadership campaign, will replace Cameron’s arch-Remain SpAd Dan Korski. It’s a smart hire – May’s ‘reforming capitalism’ shtick means she’ll need help bolstering relations and McLoughlin is one of the most likeable people in SW1. Here’s the SpAd list as it stands:

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MP’s Social Media Expenses Paid to Labour Crony

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If an MP had spent a whopping £7,000 of taxpayers’ money on top tech gear, “comms management” and social media training, you would expect to see some results. Ruth Cadbury billed the taxpayer for a Macbook Pro, an iPad Air 2 and an office full of new computers, as well as funnelling £2,575 to former Gordon Brown SpAd Caroline Badley to teach her, among other things, how to use social media. Your money well spent? After the social media splurge Ruth has a measly 680 Facebook followers, just 5,000 odd Twitter followers, and a grand total of zero YouTube subscribers. Is this taxpayer cash actually being spent on anything or is it just lining the pockets of a Labour crony?

Scrapbook Exclusive Stays Exclusive

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The managed decline of part-time Labour attack blog Political Scrapbook continues apace. This morning’s top Scrapbook scoop is headlined: “Liam Fox is Trying to Become UK’s Foreign Secretary, Again!”. A rehash of a story in the Sunday papers which they haven’t even managed to copy correctly – Dr Fox was never Foreign Secretary. It wasn’t just a typo, the error is repeated twice in the copy: “Fox isn’t about to give up on becoming UK Foreign Secretary again”, and “It’s only taken five years for Fox to plot his way back into the Foreign Office”. No one has even pointed out the triple error in Scrapbook’s comments, because no one reads it any more…

UPDATE: Over an hour since the Scrapbook post and tweet went up, it still hasn’t been corrected…

4% of Jewish Labour Movement Backs Corbyn

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Jezza’s “Zionist” problem…

Labour Has More Members Than All Other Parties Combined

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Source: House of Commons Library

This is the enigma of the Corbyn surge, it has intense appeal to the minority of people who are interested in left-wing politics. The Labour Party now has a membership to the left of its representatives.[…]

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Heather Wheeler talks to Burton Mail about her tweet…

“It was a tongue in cheek pop after the European Parliament tweet – it was purely that. I also wanted to congratulate Team GB on a brilliant result and thirdly congratulate the Commonwealth countries who also did very well. Fourth, I am also looking forwarded to establishing new trade agreements. That was it – nothing more. Let’s just enjoy the summer!”

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