The BBC’s Robin Brant was auditioning to be the new Gobby as the Tories assembled for Cabinet this morning.
The Green Party candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde has scrubbed a sick cancer jibe aimed at Nigel Farage from her Twitter feed. Jenny Ross, who describes herself as a comedian, accused Farage of emulating Hitler after the UKIP leader lost a testicle to cancer:
The true face of the hard left… when she’s not campaigning for the Greens, Jenny helps produce some of that excellent BBC comedy.
Guido is trying to reach out to Jenny, to no avail thus far, but a representative Tameside Green Party was shocked when this tweet was put to them, saying:
“Oh my God! I’m a bit worried about this. She works part time as a comedian and sometimes she doesn’t know where to stop… I’m sorry about this… It’s not the sort of thing we encourage.”
Comment from the National Party pending…
A Green Party spokesperson said:
“We condemn the language used by Ms Ross. It is neither appropriate or constructive to use this kind of inflammatory language. Our party will fight the vicious rhetoric espoused by Farage but we will not do so by making this kind of offensive remark. We expect an apology from Ms Ross and an internal investigation of her actions is already underway.”
A source close to Nigel Farage said:
“Ms Ross should probably resign her candidacy and donate her deposit to a cancer charity.”
Ross has responded:
“No surprise Kippers don’t like dark humour…”
Put the spade down.
See the petition be delivered:
Are you listening Danny?
How naughty of some social media users not to focus on George Osborne and his Long Term Economic Plan, rather debate the relative merits of Theresa May’s cleavage:
Even Edwina Currie got in on the action:
But the BBC coverage hardly helped matters, constantly panning the camera toward the Home Secretary. This is unedited footage:
We report, you decide…
… For one night only as the guest presenter on the new series of Have I Got News For You next month. The show’s production company says “Maybe we will get the producer on so he can hit Jeremy Clarkson live on television”.
If you want to see Clarkson back full time:
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Left-wing comedian Stewart Lee is on record as saying that Richard “Hamster” Hammond is the human he hates most. More than Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, more than ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi more than even David Cameron. So the near million signatures on the petition to Bring Back Clarkson and Top Gear to our screens must be causing him some anguish. Judging by his article for the Guardian this morning he has lost all sense of perspective…
Ed Balls, after refusing to rule out a coalition with the SNP 13 times, tries to get George Osborne to shake on a one-on-one debate.
George shakes on a debate, so long as he can bring a little friend…
Viewers of last night’s Question Time have condemned the BBC’s decision to allow Charlie Kennedy take part in the programme. The former Lib Dem leader put in a distinctly sub-par performance…