Telegraph Fall For Philip May Parody Account

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The Telegraph had written 300 words and hit the publish button before they realised that a tweet from ‘Philip May’ about his conference suit was sent by a parody account. According to their report:

Philip May, husband of Prime Minister Theresa May, has taken to Twitter to reveal the outfit he wore to join his wife on stage at the Conservative Party conference is “model’s own”… Philip May has broken with this tradition, which has previously been criticised as sexist, and drew attention to it with a quip on social media. The Prime Minister’s husband wrote on Twitter: “Thank you for the kind words about my appearance at conference today. My suit – for those who asked – was from my wardrobe!”

Except he didn’t, the tweet was sent by an account clearly marked ‘parody’. The Telegraph article has now been deleted and lost down the memory hole forever. You can still read a cached version here

Rudd Can’t Say How Many EU Citizens Work in Home Office

Amber Rudd wants to force companies to list foreign workers yet she has no idea how many EU citizens work in her own department. Last month Labour submitted a written question asking the Home Office how many EU nationals it employed. Rudd’s department replied:

“the Home Office does not record the nationality of employees on our IT systems and is unable to provide this information”

Which neatly sums up how badly thought out her policy is.

Rudd is an arch-Remainer who is over-compensating on immigration, coming up with something she thinks will please Leavers but which no sensible Leaver would ever dream of proposing. As UKIP pointed out yesterday, the policy is more ominous than anything they ever called for. This is one of the problems with Remainers being in charge…

H/T @mattholehouse

Tory Conference: The Worst Bits

Business and Wonks Pan May’s Speech

Theresa May’s speech and Amber Rudd’s rhetoric have gone down like a cup of cold sick with business, wonks and free marketeers:

Institute of Directors:

“Business leaders are not pantomime villains, evading taxes and employing cheap labour from abroad out of some destructive desire to do Britain down… Plans to ‘name and shame’ companies who employ foreign workers, aside from adding to bureaucracy, send precisely the wrong message. The Prime Minister should instead listen to her own advice and remember that, in Britain, it doesn’t matter where you were born.”

Institute of Economic Affairs:

“This was an alarming attack on free markets and the Prime Minster’s pledge for more state intervention in business completely disregards the evidence that competition, deregulation and a light-touch approach breeds the best results.”

The Confederation of British Industry:

“Government must build on the great things so many firms are already doing and not impose approaches that look good on paper, but don’t make a difference in practice. Placing workers or consumers on boards can be a solution for some firms, but may not be the only or even best way of changing company culture.”

Adam Smith Institute:

“Mrs May’s speech was the opposite of pragmatic. We call on the Prime Minister to abandon her ideological attachment to interventionist economic policies, look at the evidence, and accept that it tells us that markets, not the state, are the solution to our problems.”

TaxPayers’ Alliance:

“The Prime Minister claims to believe in a low tax society, but action is needed to relieve taxpayers of the crippling tax bill plaguing every family and threatening economic growth. Mrs May spoke of balancing the books but by relaxing fiscal targets and continuing to overspend, hard-pressed families will each fork out £41,000 this year.”

Andrew Lilico:

“Rudd/May are over-compensating on immigration cos they backed Remain and think it’s a Leave voter caricature they must placate, not Leave’s case.”

The Bow Group however loved it. Tells you all you need to know.

May Ribs Boris

“Do we have a plan for Brexit? – We do.

“Are we ready for the effort it will take to see it through? – We are.

“Can Boris Johnson stay on message for a full four days?”

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Here’s one very happy customer…

May: Labour Are The New Nasty Party

The PM uses her speech to attack Labour on anti-Semitism…

Remain-dered

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Spotted gathering dust at the Tory party conference this morning.  He was the future once…

Miliband Mocks “Marxist” May

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Last year the Tories condemned Miliband’s energy price freeze as “Marxist”, now it looks like they’re adopting the policy. Ed has got a point…

May Attacks Libertarian Right

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Theresa May will use her conference speech this afternoon to attack the many thousands of people in her party who believe in free markets, low taxes and rolling back the state. She names her enemy as the “libertarian right”:

“Government can and should be a force for good; the state exists to provide what individual people, communities and markets cannot; we should employ the power of government for the good of the people.

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David Davis: EU Citizens Won’t Be Used as Bargaining Chip

David Davis has insisted EU citizens will not be used as a bargaining chip after Liam Fox described their right to remain in the UK as “one of our main cards”. Davis told tonight’s Spectator fringe that he is “100% sure” all EU citizens currently in Britain will be allowed to stay, there will be no deportations, and it will be the first issue dealt with during the negotiation.[…] Read the rest

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Mogg Endorses Trump

Jacob Rees-Mogg tells the Daily Politics that he would vote for Donald Trump in the US Presidential Election rather than a “left-wing Democrat”…[…] Read the rest

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A Slogan That Works For Everyone

Jeremy Corbyn has ripped off the Tory conference slogan, saying in a video message that we must “create a country that works for everyone, not just a privileged few”. The exact same words Theresa May has been saying for the last three months and that appear on the wall behind the stage in the Tory conference hall.[…] Read the rest

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Breakfast Means Breakfast

Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies has something else on his mind this morning…[…] Read the rest

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Sir Craig Can’t Justify His Knighthood

Enjoy Sir Craig Oliver squirming in his seat as Krishnan asks him to justify his knighthood and tells him it’s a reward for failure. “Winston Churchill, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh and now Craig Oliver”. Watch til the last line…[…] Read the rest

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Worst Jokes Of The Day

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Guido gives you the best of the worst jokes of day two of Tory conference:

Philip Hammond:

“Remember Ed Balls? I know you remember him from Saturday night – I’m asking if you remember him from when he was Shadow Chancellor… You know Ed was not their first choice for Strictly?

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Mak Gets Flack After Hack Pack Smacking

The Tory MPs’ team was thrashed 5-2 by the Lobby in the traditional conference football match yesterday. Changing room chatter reveals MP Alan Mak, a mercurial central midfielder, was subbed off after just nine minutes, by which point the Tories were 3-0 down.[…] Read the rest

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