Cooper’s Cross-Party Migrant Message to MPs: “Take a Selfie”

Yvette Cooper has responded to Andy Burnham weaponising the refugee crisis by writing to every single MP, telling them the situation “transcends party politics and the Labour Party leadership election”. See what she did there…

Yvette’s bold cross-party pitch?

“We are writing to you now to encourage you to… Take a selfie with a #refugeeswelcome banner and put it on Twitter and Facebook, encouraging others to do the same.”

Such leadership.

Cooper and Burnham might be trying to make a stand on migrants now, but they weren’t always so noble. The Telegraph points out the pair’s voting record on asylum issues:

Only Jezza’s voting record has been consistently migrant-friendly…

Sign Up For Guido’s New Breaking News Alerts

Guido is trialling a new breaking news alert service, where subscribers can have the biggest stories sent straight to their phone as soon as they break, via Whatsapp. This won’t be like some “breaking news” apps, which send you half hour-old news, news will come to your phone as soon as it happens. We won’t spam you either, subscribers will only be sent alerts for the major stories they need to know immediately. What’s more, it is completely free…

The sign up process is simple, Whatsapp users put their name and number in the box below:

You will then receive a text message. Simply add Guido as a contact, open Whatsapp and send us the word ‘JOIN’ to confirm your subscription. We won’t share your number and you can unsubscribe at any time by messaging ‘STOP’.

If enough people find the service useful, Guido will continue it beyond the summer. Sign up to stay in the hyperloop…

Sign Up For Guido’s New Breaking News Alerts

Guido is trialling a new breaking news alert service, where subscribers can have the biggest stories sent straight to their phone as soon as they break, via Whatsapp. This won’t be like some “breaking news” apps, which send you half hour-old news, news will come to your phone as soon as it happens. We won’t spam you either, subscribers will only be sent alerts for the major stories they need to know immediately. What’s more, it is completely free…

The sign up process is simple, Whatsapp users put their name and number in the box below:

You will then receive a text message. Simply add Guido as a contact, open Whatsapp and send us the word ‘JOIN’ to confirm your subscription. We won’t share your number and you can unsubscribe at any time by messaging ‘STOP’.

If enough people find the service useful, Guido will continue it beyond the summer. Sign up to stay in the hyperloop…

Sign Up For Guido’s New Breaking News Alerts

Guido is trialling a new breaking news alert service, where subscribers can have the biggest stories sent straight to their phone as soon as they break, via Whatsapp. This won’t be like some “breaking news” apps, which send you half hour-old news, news will come to your phone as soon as it happens. We won’t spam you either, subscribers will only be sent alerts for the major stories they need to know immediately. What’s more, it is completely free…

The sign up process is simple, Whatsapp users put their name and number in the box below:

You will then receive a text message. Simply add Guido as a contact, open Whatsapp and send us the word ‘JOIN’ to confirm your subscription. We won’t share your number and you can unsubscribe at any time by messaging ‘STOP’.

If enough people find the service useful, Guido will continue it beyond the summer. Sign up to stay in the hyperloop…

Where’s Cleggy?

Not only is Nick Clegg missing from Tim Farron’s star-studded top team, the LibDems have forgotten to include their former leader on the list of current MPs on their website:

There are only 8 of ’em, you’d have thought they could remember them all…

Labour Leadership Update

Some of the most comprehensive analysis of the Labour leadership contest has come from Tumblr. Here is the latest offering:

The rabbit’s saying what we’re all thinking…

LibDem Leader Sorry Over Tweet Comparing Gay People to Frogs

An unfortunate post from Tim Farron’s account last night, just days after he faced down the Twitter lynch mob over his views on homosexuality:

Alas, he says he was ‘hacked’:

Adding “just bizarre. Someone sent just a single tweet”. Bizarre, indeed…

H/T @holbornlolz

50 Shades of Burnham

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Guido has spent the afternoon in the strange vortex that is the Andy Burnham online fandom. And it was really, really weird.

There’s the usual fan art:

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Which starts to get a bit weird…

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And then there is this:

A rabbit talking about crashing Liz Kendall’s party and smashing up the Westminster bubble with baseball bats. Still with us?

Then there are the sexual fantasies…

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If you though the Mili-fandom was weird, spend 20 mins searching Andy Burnham on Tumblr

Supporters Desert Burnham For Corbyn Over Welfare Shambles

Burnham’s online ‘Fandies‘ are deserting the Labour ‘frontrunner’ for Jeremy Corbyn after last night’s cynical, opportunistic welfare vote positioning:

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New Parliament Petition Site is Going to Be Messy

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The ‘below the line’ anonymongs who spend their days trying to post comments on Guido about David Cameron’s sexuality, Muslims, nonces, Muslim nonces and how the whole world is biased against, or in favour, of UKIP, now have a new outlet for their wild rantings.[…]

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Like Liz for Leader

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Lefties on Facebook, well the ones that used to go on about “Tory Blair”, have got a new wheeze. The “Liz Kendall for Conservative Leader” Facebook supporters page. Like it…[…]

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Guidoisation of Gov.uk

Since when do Gov.uk do funnies in their press releases?

Guido for one welcomes our new punning overlords…[…]

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Zac’s Campaign Chair is Nick de Bois, Lynton’s CTF Advising

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Guido hears that Zac has managed to secure the services of Nick de Bois, who is apparently going to chair and run Zac’s selection campaign. Lynton Crosby’s CTF Partners are on hand to offer Zac advice on his campaign. For someone who was willing to put his fate in the hands of his electorate, Zac certainly seems serious about it now… […]

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Labour Admit They Can’t Stop Tories Voting For Corbyn

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Last week Labour sought to nip the #ToriesForCorbyn campaign in the bud by insisting everyone voting must “support the aims and values of the Labour Party and if they don’t then they won’t be allowed to take part”.

Since then, the only change made to the process has been to ask participants to agree to this statement:

“I support the aims and values of the Labour Party, and I am not a supporter of any organisation opposed to it.”

Yet Labour NEC veteran Ann Black last night admitted that the new system would not stop Tory entryists:

“Some members are concerned about registered supporters and whether our political enemies can subvert the process… Of course people can always lie”

The Corbyn campaign is now seeking to allay concerns:

“much has been made of the idea that Tories are joining the party to vote for this or that candidate.

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Labour U-Turn on Public Engagement Promise to Stop #ToriesForCorbyn

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Despite Harriet Harman’s promise that Labour aren’t “afraid” to allow Joe Public a vote in their leadership contest…

“We must let the public in. Into the process and into our minds as we make the decisions about who is our next leader and how we go forward.

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Westminster Arms Faces Closure Threat

Worrying news for one of Westminster’s favourite watering holes. Guido understands that the Westminster Arms on Storey’s Gate – preferred pub of Nigel Farage and half of CCHQ – is facing a fight to stay open.

The Arms is run by Irish firebrand Gerry Dolan but co-owned by an equity company, which owns the building next door and the downstairs bar.[…]

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