Corbyn to Share Platform With Hamas Sympathiser Next Month


Jeremy Corbyn is to share a platform with a Muslim Brotherhood-linked Hamas sympathiser at the Stop the War Coalition conference next month. Fellow speaker Anas Altikriti has been described as “the key spokesman and lobbyist for the Brotherhood in Britain”. He has reportedly expressed sympathy with Hamas:

“the Brotherhood supports Hamas. I believe that if you are occupied you need to fight back”

The Telegraph reported last year that he co-founded a group called the British Muslim Initiative with a Hamas commander and Hamas special envoy. Altikriti once claimed HSBC had closed down his bank account because he opposed “Zionists“. Here he is pictured with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh:

He is followed on Twitter by Corbyn’s strategy chief Seumas Milne and chief of staff Simon Fletcher. With “friends” like these…

Owen Smith Donor’s Firm Incorporated in Caymans


Owen Smith has accepted almost £70,000 worth of donations from a businessman whose company was incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Smith took £67,550 from financial services guru Anthony Watson to help pay the rent for his campaign office. As Guido has previously revealed, Watson’s company Uphold Inc was originally registered in the Caymans. He took charge of the firm in April 2015, when it went by the name Bitreserve. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents seen by Guido show that Bitreserve’s jurisdiction of incorporation was the Caymans. Its address is a PO box.

The largest donor to the Owen Smith campaign runs a company incorporated in the tax-free Caymans…

Order of the OTT: Paul Mason on “Trumptards”

Formerly impartial BBC economics expert turned top Corbynista Paul Mason is handling the grammar schools debate with his usual calm and reasoned approach. In the interests of accuracy Paul should have written “Trumptards”, UKIP, a majority of the British public, and Seumas Milne…  

Owen Smith: I’d Ignore Referendum Result

One of several moments during last night’s Labour leadership Question Time that Owen Smith was booed by the audience:

Dimbleby: “Unless I misunderstood you, you said you would like to see Labour going into the next election saying: our party policy is to go back into the EU.”

Smith: “Yes.”

Dimbleby: “To ignore the Brexit vote?”

Smith: “Exactly.”

Dimbleby: “Exactly?”

Smith: “Exactly.”

It’s like he’s trying to prove he could destroy Labour faster than Corbyn…

Corbyn to Schmooze Big Pharma at Labour Conference


Jeremy Corbyn and members of his Shadow Cabinet are set to schmooze Big Pharma at Labour conference, despite attacking Owen Smith’s links to the pharmaceutical industry. Labour are offering representatives from the “pharmaceutical and health” industry a private reception, lunch and “roundtable discussions with politicians” for the price of £1,163. The “business forum” advert is accompanied by a photo of Corbyn addressing business representatives last year, suggesting the Labour leader will be meeting the drugs companies and would-be NHS privatisers himself. Red Tory…

Ken on Hitler, Yet Again

Ken talking about Hitler is becoming a daily occurrence. He also says he would consider a return to front-line politics if Jezza wants him back…

Corbynistas Enjoyed Grammar School Educations


Widespread bafflement that Jeremy Corbyn didn’t go with grammar schools as his line of questioning at PMQs. Guido can guess why…

  • Jeremy Corbyn – Attended a grammar school. His son went to a grammar school.
  • John McDonnell – Attended a grammar school.
  • Seumas Milne – Sent both his son and daughter to grammar schools.
  • Diane Abbott – Attended a grammar school and sent her son to a private school.
  • Jon Trickett – Attended a grammar school.
  • Grahame Morris – Attended a grammar school.
  • Paul Flynn – Attended a grammar school.

Emily Thornberry however failed her 11 plus…

Vaz Didn’t Declare Hotels Used For Encounters With Young Men


Tuesday’s Sun reported that between September 2013 and December 2014 Keith Vaz “often” stayed at the Washington Mayfair hotel, and “sometimes there were other young men with him”. The paper says Vaz does not appear to have been charged for the bookings. Receipts were signed off “As per Mr J. Sanger”, suggesting they were freebies from the hotel’s mega-rich Indian owner Joginder Sanger. MPs are required to declare all hospitality over the threshold in the Register of Interests:

“Over £660 for the total of benefits of whatever size from the same source in a calendar year”

Vaz made no declaration of free hotel stays in 2013 or 2014…

Just three stays plus a few drinks bills would have put Vaz over the threshold. Hotel workers suggest it was more regular than that:

“Keith Vaz would often arrive at very short notice. Sometimes there were other young men with him. There were a number of times when he didn’t stay the whole night. He would stay for just a few hours before checking out.”

If Vaz stayed there often and for free, the hotel rooms used for liaisons with young men should have been declared to the Commons authorities. All this seems so far removed from Vaz’s promise when he was first elected that he would only accept a workers’ wage and donate his parliamentary salary to his constituency Labour Party:


Somehow he has managed to make millions and the mystery source of his wealth is unexplained, least of all to his local Labour Party…

Tories: “Lawmakers Cannot Be Lawbreakers”, Vaz Must Go

Leicester Tory councillor Ross Grant has told the Daily Politics that Keith Vaz must resign as an MP because “lawmakers cannot be lawbreakers”. Grant says it is nonsense to argue this is a private matter because Vaz broke the law by offering to supply a Class A drug. […]


Red Red Whine


Jeremy Corbyn is appearing at a press conference with UB40 this morning, and it’s a fitting endorsement in more ways than one. The eighties reggae band are of course themselves famous for an acrimonious split. After years of costly legal wranglings and bitter battles in court, the two competing factions of UB40 continue to perform separately but under the same name.[…]


CPS Deciding on Charging Home Affairs Committee MP

Naz Shah Gaza Convoy

More trouble brewing for the Home Affairs select committee – Guido understands West Yorkshire Police have handed a file on anti-Semitism row Naz Shah to the Crown Prosecution Service. Shah was reinstated to the Labour Party despite being the subject of an ongoing police investigation over her tweets about “Jews“.[…]


Keith Vaz Told Commons He Was “Surprised” MPs Used Poppers


Look back at Keith Vaz’s interventions in the Commons debate on drugs in January. Just eight months ago, Vaz told the House of his “great surprise” at revelations MPs had used poppers:

“The shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown), has said—this was a bit of shock for me after 28 years in this House—that Ministers have stood at the Dispatch Box having had poppers.



“Corbyn” Surges By 50% as New Baby Name

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“Corbyn” has surged in popularity as a new baby name in the last year, ONS data has revealed. The Labour leader’s surname, which means “raven haired”, increased in popularity as a boy’s name by 50% since 2014. There were also three Korbyns and 19 Corbins. […]


Yvette’s Refugee Pledge Unfulfilled One Year On


It’s been a year since Yvette Cooper, then a contender in the Labour leadership election, nobly pledged to open her home to Syrian refugees. At the time she told Sky News:

“If that’s what it took and that’s what was needed, then of course.”

A year on, with the refugee crisis as grave as ever, Yvette still hasn’t put up any children in need.[…]


Corbyn Loves an After-Work Drinks Session With the Lads


Teetotal Jeremy Corbyn’s latest policy to win the support of traditional working class Labour voters is that after-work drinks are sexist. Jez reckons “early evening socialisation discriminates against mothers”. The photo above shows him at an after-work drinks party he hosted for Lobby journalists which went on from 6pm until 9pm.[…]


Kay Burley Tells Owen Smith: “You’re Toast”

Kay Burley gave Owen Smith some home truths on Sky News, but Oily was in denial:

Kay: “You’re toast, aren’t you? I mean, you’ve got no chance of being Labour leader.”

Owen: “I don’t agree with that at all. There’s been one poll that puts me 20 points behind…”

Kay: “24 points, in fact.”

Owen: “Yeah well, the truth is it’s a poll based on last year’s data, last year’s selectorate… Our data, the polling that we’ve been doing, the phone banking that we’ve been doing shows that this is still balanced on a knife edge.



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