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Boris Tells Sky: “Your Story Was a Dud”

A big barney on Sky News as Dermot Murnaghan accuses Boris of lying over his free movement comments. Boris hits back by telling Sky their story was

“cooked up… I’m not entirely convinced your reporter talked to those ambassadors… Your story was a dud, it was wrong, it was a load of old baloney… [the journalist] was offered something that was completely untrue, it was nonsense… I’m glad that it’s been corrected.”

Miaow…

Ambassadors Say Sky News Boris Story Untrue

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Italy’s ambassador to London Pasquale Terracciano has gone on the record to the Sunday Telegraph to confirm Boris did not back freedom of movement, contrary to the Sky News report that caused such a stir this week. Terracciano reveals:

“We do not normally comment on discussion we have at EU Ambassadors’ level with members of Government. But since this particular issue has become focus of press speculations, I will tell you that Boris Johnson chose not to speak about the principle of freedom of movement within the EU. He said instead that he had always been favourable in principle to immigration but also added that immigration needed to be controlled.”

So what Boris said was completely consistent with the 10 times he opposed freedom of movement posted by Guido on Thursday. A second ambassador confirms to the Sunday Telegraph:

“My recollection was that he didn’t say anything that was different [from his public stance]. I don’t think I even made any particular note of what he said on that issue because it was simply in line with what I already knew to be Government policy.”

Who’d have thought those four anonymous ambassadors briefing against Boris to friendly Sky News were up to no good? And surely the BBC will give this new development equal prominence too. Awkward one for tonight’s Sky paper review…

Sophy on Sunday

Sky News have a new rival to the all male Sunday morning presenters of Marr, Brillo and Peston: Sophy Ridge will be hosting a new political programme called “Sophy Ridge on Sunday”. The show promises to get out of the Westminster bubble and “investigate how decisions made by the political elite affect the public and their lives”. Should mix it up a bit.

Paxman and Boulton Discuss Piles

Jeremy Paxman and Adam Boulton discuss piles live on Sky NewsAll Out Politics, 10am-11am Monday to Friday – all the top politics interviews…

Boulton Drops the Mic

Sky News, We Need to Talk About the Glass Box

The Guy Newsroom has Sky News playing all day. The coverage is pacy and usually quicker than the BBC. They have a new studio set which for obvious reasons they are calling the Glass Box. It is early days yet and we may get used to it. However….

It looks to Guido like the presenters are at the back of the main exit of a shopping mall. Behind them is a distracting procession of suits wandering around. Male presenters in grey suits look like they are camouflaged against the steel and glass background, fortunately the female presenters are wearing vivid block colours to make them stand out. The new set just looks cold and austere to the viewer. They are going to have to tint that glass…

Yet Another Jeremy Hunt C-Bomb

It’s happened again on Sky News this lunchtime. Never gets old…

New Sky Line Up in Full

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Sky News has announced a shake up. Here’s the new weekday schedule:

6am-10am: Sarah Jane-Mee and Jonathan Samuels present Sunrise

10am-11am: Adam Boulton presents a new show on Brexit called All Out Politics

11am-3pm: Colin Brazier and Jayne Secker present their usual lunchtime show

3pm-6:30pm: Kay Burley now on slightly later, extended into the evening

6.30pm-7pm: Ian King’s evening business show

7pm-9pm: Dermot Murnaghan taking over Sky News Tonight

9pm-midnight: Anna Botting does the papers

And the weekend schedule:

6am-10am: Stephen Dixon and new co-host Isabel Webster present Sunrise

10am-2pm Saturday: New show for Niall Paterson

2pm-5pm Saturday: Sophy Ridge presents

5pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday: Gillian Joseph

8pm-midnight Saturday and Sunday: Anna Jones

Sunday morning: Murnaghan continues

Noon-2pm Sunday: Sophy Ridge

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Sky Cut Off Trump Poster Girl Over Migrant “Bronzer” Rant

Kay Burley shut down Trump-supporting alt-righter Lauren Southern on Sky News after the Rebel Media journalist said she could “put on some bronzer, get on a dinghy boat and show up on the border of Sicily with a Koran in hand and then be accepted as an immigrant”.[…] Read the rest

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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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Corbyn on TrainGate

Darren McCaffrey provoked Corbyn’s famous ire with the MSM when asking him questions about TrainGate. Corbyn’s story changed, claiming he couldn’t find two (rather than one) seats. […] Read the rest

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Sky’s Poppy Trowbridge to Be Chancellor’s SpAd

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Guido understands Sky News correspondent Poppy Trowbridge has been appointed as the new Special Adviser to the Chancellor. Poppy will be a recognisable face to many readers, she has reported on business and consumer affairs for Sky for the last four years.[…] Read the rest

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Martin Brunt’s Partridge Moment

“If I was a terrorist, I could have killed them all.”[…] Read the rest

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Paul Mason’s “Corbyn’s Not Rubbish” Rant Against “Torture & Rendition Ultra-Blairites”

Paul Mason laid out his loony left vision for the Labour party in a series of bizarre rants targeting Blairites:

“For the Blairites, for the twenty or thirty ultra Blairites, you know, the torture, rendition and Iraq war brigade, they might feel happier in a centrist party.”

He also manages to throw the Greek Syriza party in for good measure.[…] Read the rest

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Sophy Ridge C-Bombs Jeremy Hunt

Boulton, pro that it he is, barely reacts, watch the eyes…[…] Read the rest

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