MP Suspended for Harassment Tables Anti-Harassment Motion

Claudia Webbe, the MP currently suspended from the Labour Party amid harassment charges, has personally ensured the death of irony this afternoon, by inviting colleagues to sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) opposing harassment and under-representation in the Judiciary. The Leicester East MP, who lost the Labour whip in September amidst claims she had harassed a woman over the space of a year, sent the following in an email to parliamentary colleagues today: 

“Dear colleagues,

I hope you are well. I am getting in touch to alert you to EDM 1591, regarding the representation of the judiciary […]

That this House is concerned at the gross under-representation of ethnic minority Judges at all levels of the Judicial system; laments the absence of adequate bullying, harassment and anti-discrimination policies and practices; notes the failure to address the bullying, harassment, whistle blowing and discrimination that have been the subject of employment tribunals in recent years; […] welcomes the forthcoming establishment of a support network for Judges on 18 March 2021, United Nations anti-racism day, in order to support Judges who may be experiencing bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind […]’

Guido notes that Webbe will plead innocent at her trial in 2 weeks…

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Canadian Party in Turmoil Over ‘Toxic’ Corbyn Invite

There’s uproar in Canada over British independent MP Jeremy Corbyn being invited to speak to the country’s New Democratic Party. Two prominent Jewish advocacy groups have made headlines across the pond, condemning the event, which would see NDP MP Niki Ashton in conversation with Corbyn. Shimon Fogel, who heads Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has accused a small group within the New Democrats of undermining party leadership:

“Jeremy Corbyn is toxic… It is staggering that given the litany of catastrophic, consequential issues before us, including the pandemic, that this is where some in the NDP want to spend the party’s capital.”

Meanwhile the Director of the Broadbent Institute – a progressive think tank which shares links with the New Democratic Party – shared the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report on Corbyn’s party’s handling of anti-Semitism earlier this week, saying:

“This is not the sort of person that should headline a progressive fundraiser or occupy the time of Canadian progressive leaders”

Toxic toxic…

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Rishi’s Ratings Slump With Tories

The latest Conservative Home members’ Cabinet league table poll is out, with some interesting reading both north and south of the border. Rishi’s 1960s-style budget has finally seen some sheen come off his personal popularity with Tories, falling over seven points to the lowest score since the pandemic began. The budget designed to appeal to new Tory voters does not appear to have gone down so well with the Tory activist core. People don’t join and support the Tories to see taxes rise.

Scottish Tory Leader Douglas Ross on the other hand has seen a huge boost to his approval after holding Sturgeon to account during the Alex Salmond enquiry.

Lord Frost makes his first appearance on the poll, coming in straight at 4th place given last year’s Brexit negotiations triumph. Liz Truss continues her meteoric rise after another string of trailblazing trade deals. A very strong position to be in ahead of a potential reshuffle…

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Caption Contest (Iceberg Ahead Edition)

Entries in the comments…

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Miliband’s Unfortunately-Timed Polling Prediction

On this week’s BBC Newscast, Ed Miliband was asked whether he thinks Labour has failed to convince the public that Boris mishandled the pandemic given the average Tory poll lead. Miliband opined “there is an inevitable and understandable rallying around the government”, however in time there will be better opportunities for Labour to start cutting through in the polls. According to Adam Fleming, just seconds after Ed made this prediction, YouGov’s latest poll came out… 

If this is how the public reacts to a budget raising taxes to their highest level since the 1960s, Labour should be in despair. 

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Guido Talks | Rishi’s Big Taxing Budget, Sturgeon’s Tough Week, and MPs’ Extravagant Expense‪s‬

The latest episode of Guido Talks is available now both here as a video and on all good podcast platforms. In this week’s edition, recorded yesterday, the team discusses some of our favourite stories from the last seven days. Guido Talks is also available as a podcast. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsSpotifyTuneInaCastSounder.FM, or from wherever you get your podcasts… 

See a list of the stories discussed here… 

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