An unfortunate tweet for Jeremy Corbyn’s offical Twitter account to favourite this afternoon:
That is no way to talk about your ex…
Readers will remember ‘Jihad’ Jenny Tonge, the disgraced LibDem peer at the centre of a number of anti-Semitism storms. She was infamously recorded saying Israel “will not last forever” and was sacked for saying she would consider becoming a suicide bomber if she were Palestinian. Tonge told the Sunday Times:
“I know that lots of Lib Dems are contemplating supporting Jeremy Corbyn, including me. I like and admire Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. I think they are some of the most honest people you could come across.”
Ambushed with the news on the Today programme, Tom Watson said the woman deemed too beyond the pale to remain in the LibDems is “welcome” to join Labour. Which is a policy shift from the previous Labour leadership:
What was it about terror-sympathising Jeremy Corbyn that attracted Jihad Jenny to the Labour Party?
Dave isn’t the only one who has had his alleged sexual history aired by a loose-tongued colleague. Accepting the Standard’s Most Influential Londoner award last week, Osborne regrettably decided to take a dig at previous winner Boris Johnson, mocking his ambitions to be PM “if the ball came loose from the back of the scrum”. “Unlike Boris,” teased George, “I hope the ball won’t come loose from the scrum.” It then escalated very quickly…
“You never know when the ball will come loose,” replied Boris: “Or who will get the ball. We also mustn’t forget the importance of hookers, the meanings of which both our winners know well.” The shocked audience laughed and gasped. Readers will recognise the stinging reference to Osborne’s old dominatrix pal Natalie Rowe.
So, we have a Prime Minister who allegedly engaged in a sex act with a dead pig, and a Chancellor accused of doing gak with a dominatrix. Almost enough to reaffirm your faith in politics…
The hunt is on to find out which current Tory MP and contemporary of Dave at Oxford squealed. Guido makes no allegations about any of those listed below for information purposes only…
- Michael Gove: He was a gossipy young wannabe journalist at the time and enjoyed a wild university experience himself. Most famously Gove was accused in the Cherwell student newspaper of participating in a “five-in-a-bed romp” while president of the Oxford Union debating society.
- Rory Stewart: According to lifelong friend Felix Martin, Rory “was a leading member of the Piers Gaveston Society”, the debauched Oxford club at which Dave allegedly did the deed. A few years younger than the future PM, though…
- Boris Johnson: A former Buller man and also reportedly an alumnus of Piers Gaveston, Boris was famously snapped with Dave in the picture they tried to ban. Is there another more revealing photo in existence?
- Ed Vaizey: Was at Oxford at the same time as Dave, where he was known as “Tubby Teddy” or “Fat Eddie“. Like Dave, also one of the Notting Hill set.
- Mark Field: Two years above Cameron, the Tory backbencher was news editor of Cherwell and renowned for his own youthful exuberance. When he ended his term as Junior Common Room president, Field apparently “ran round the college quad between the strokes of midnight singing the Red Flag, naked except for a pair of boxer shorts, his bare skin coated in baby oil“.
- Mark Harper: A couple of years below Dave, Harper is a fellow Brasenose College alumnus, and was another PPEist. Now Cameron’s chief whip…
- Nick Boles: A year older than Cameron at Oxford, where he was a young Tory activist and another Notting Hill setter.
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All the big issues on the Wright Stuff this morning:
Caller: “There’s also the issue of the Prime Minister putting his c*ck in a dead pig’s mouth.”
Matthew Wright: “Dan, Dan, d’you know what mate? One, it’s an allegation. Two, your choice of language far goes beyond what is permitted at this time of the day and at that point really you’ve forfeited any right to speak on this show, so bye bye!”
Handled like a pro…
According to Lord Ashcroft and a single-source unnamed Tory MP, David Cameron placed “a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth during an initiation at Oxford. This is how the internet responded to the news:
The packed out Lobby briefing this morning is going to be about hamage control…
This remarkable Sunday Politics interview with Blairite Corbyn Shadow Cabinet member Lord Falconer is well worth a watch:
The full list of policies on which Falconer and Corbyn/McDonnell disagree:
- Bank of England independence
- Benefit cap