Meet the Man Behind The Heathrow Shutdown Attempt

Guy News spoke with Robin Boardman-Pattison about his plans to shut down Heathrow, and and what he wants the Government to do. Boardman-Pattison told ‘Extinction Rebellion’ members about plans to shut down Heathrow this afternoon…


This won’t go down well…

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Exclusive Interview: Extinction Rebellion To Shut Down Heathrow Tomorrow

Extinction Rebellion have now formally announced they will shut down Heathrow Airport tomorrow, one of the biggest travel days of the year. This afternoon Guido caught up with Extinction Rebellion leader, Robin Boardman-Pattison who confirmed that the group will attempt to act to disrupt tens of thousands going on their Easter Holidays on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

“Tomorrow we raise the bar. We are going to shut down Heathrow.
We wanted to tell you about a large action that has grown out of our escalation strategy. To reiterate, this is a self-organising movement and you should all feel empowered to plan and organise your own actions so long as they comply with our values and principles. Many of you have expressed a desire to disrupt Heathrow — and so we wanted to share this action with you.
For the Bank Holiday, we are halting swarming disruption and turning our focus onto the aviation industry.”

Robin Boardman-Pattison told Guy News that “Extinction Rebellion is organising disruption at Heathrow Airport tomorrow… it will disrupt the travel for lots of people, yeah, that disruption is totally necessary given the emergency we’re in…” The arrogance of the unelected, self-appointed guardian of humanity is breathtaking, ruining family holidays for thousands for a publicity stunt…

MEP Gets Standing Ovation for Playing Ode to Joy on Harmonica

The Brexit Party won’t need to bother making any campaign videos if there’s much more of this…

Change UK-TIG Logo Competition: Winning Design Revealed

The result of the referendum on the new Change UK-TIG logo is in, with ‘head-up-their-own-arse’ coming in just ahead of Chuka’s halo. Excluding the other options, the ratio was an almost perfect 53:47…

However, Guido has had a think and decided that some people who voted in the last referendum have probably died since then, Horatio from Islington has tweeted a disapproving hashtag, and frankly you the voters were all too stupid to vote in the first place. Therefore Guido has decided to ignore the result and hold a fresh “People’s Vote” instead – but without the option that actually won last time. It’s the ChUKa way…

 

Richard Burgon is Fan of Metal Band Called ‘Sacred Reich’

Richard Burgon is facing an appeal against his “Nazi imagery” libel victory against The Sun after video footage revealed he had been less than honest under oath over whether he had said “Zionism is the enemy”. This is the man who would be in charge of the Courts if Labour win an election…

Even though Burgon’s own band was absolved of using “Nazi imagery”, Guido has learned that Burgon is said to be a fan of a metal band called ‘Sacred Reich’. Metal bands often have daft names but ‘Sacred Reich’ is a big step beyond that. Burgon’s predilection towards Sacred Reich was also highlighted by Vice last year:

Labour are refusing to comment as to whether this is true, arguing that Vice is not a reliable source and there is no direct quote from Burgon. Awkward in these circumstances…

H/t Iggy Ostanin

A Year of Two Halves?

Alex Crooke, Fund Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, explains how the team is preparing for a different investment landscape in the second half of 2019. It’s in our nature as fund managers to continually contemplate about the future, but the level and scope of uncertainty facing investors today is almost unprecedented. What’s disappointing is that many of the questions that dominated 2018 have still not been answered as we move into the second quarter of 2019.

The most prominent of those questions include the ‘trade war’ between the world’s two largest economies; the UK’s expected exit from the EU; a tightening of monetary policy by central banks in key economies and the corporate profit growth outlook. You’d have thought by now we would have more certainty around some of these issues, but clarity is coming. At The Bankers Investment Trust – a Janus Henderson-managed trust – we believe the second half of the year will look and feel very different to the current state of play; and we are positioning the portfolio to benefit from that clarity, which we think will restore market confidence as 2019 rolls into 2020.

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Over Half of Brits Say Corbyn’s Failure to Tackle Anti-Semitism Makes Him Unfit to be PM

Another damning indictment of Corbyn’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism – a new ComRes poll has found that over half of Brits agree that the Labour Party has a “serious anti-Semitism problem” and 55% say Corbyn’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism within Labour renders him “unfit to be Prime Minister”. 3 in 10 people who voted Labour in 2017 agree on both counts…

Only 22% of people believed Corbyn’s claim that he has an “absolute determination” to stamp out anti-Semitism from his party, just 13% of people thought Labour is doing enough to tackle anti-Semitism within its own ranks. At least Corbyn can cling on to the fact that there are still 27% of people who think it’s just a “concerted smear campaign”…

Gerard Batten Storms Out of Sky interview

The loony right has joined the loony left in storming out of interviews they don’t like…

Environmental Protesters Leave Massive Environmental Mess

The eco-protesters dog in the manger attitude to life isn’t just limited to their luxury foreign holidays. The ‘Extinction Rebellion’ mobs have left an enormous mess on the roads and pavements, expecting other people to clear up their own rubbish. As Gandhi once said “Be the change you want to see” swampies…

Sajid and Sadiq Under Pressure Over Failure to Tackle Protests

While the environmental protests over the last three days have generated plenty of amusement and most workers are thinking about the Easter break anyway, people are increasingly asking why the police response has been so feeble. Why are the police unable to stop Central London being brought to a halt for days by a tiny handful of protesters with a few yoga mats and tubes of glue?

The finger of blame is being pointed at Sajid Javid and Sadiq Khan – former Home Secretary David Blunkett takes aim at his successor in the Mail, challenging him why the “full force of the law” hasn’t been applied. Treasury PPS and fellow Tory MP Huw Merriman brands it a “national embarrassment” and says he has asked Javid to “put pressure on the police to bring this to an immediate halt”. Instead of dancing along with the protesters…

Sadiq Khan is also under fire from rank-and-file officers themselves for “aggravating” the protests with his tacit approval after saying “I share the passion of the protesters because it is a very important issue” rather than condemning them for breaking the law. The public is not impressed either. If they were protesting in favour of Brexit or another issue Sadiq didn’t agree with they would have been removed in no time, instead they’ve got free rein to continue their dance parties while Londoners suffer…

Vote for the New Change UK-TIG Logo

Guido has received a huge array of creative and imaginative entries for the new logo for TIG/Change UK after their own inspired effort was cruelly rejected by the Electoral Commission yesterday. Vote for your favourite below…

The designer of the winning entry will become the proud owner of a Guido Fawkes mousemat. And will no doubt have the eternal gratitude of Chuka and friends… click on the image to vote… results tomorrow!

UPDATE:The final results can be viewed here, but did people know what they were voting for…?

German Growth Forecast Slashed by Over 75%

The German Government has released an updated growth forecast for 2019, and it’s pretty damning. Forecast growth for 2019 has been slashed to 0.5%, less than a quarter of the 2.1% predicted a year ago and a level not seen since the height of the Eurozone crisis. It’s also less than half of the UK’s expected growth this year. While Remainer commentators drone on about the UK, the EU’s powerhouse economy is barely keeping its head above water…

Protesters Glue Themselves to Fence Outside Corbyn’s House

Climate protesters are now targeting that renowned champion of the climate-destroying, polar bear-killing, carbon-belching military-industrial complex – Jeremy Corbyn. Unconfirmed whether the second one on the left is the Dear Leader himself…

UPDATE: Readers point out the two single-use plastic water bottles and the leather bag.

H/t Matthew Taylor

Meet the Candidates: Team Raab

The Tory contenders are gearing up for what might well become the most protracted Tory leadership contest ever – it could be another 8 months before the race officially starts if May clings on ’til December. That hasn’t stopped the candidates from starting to get their teams together already…

Dominic Raab has assembled a number of key Vote Leave figures behind him – James Starkie joined Team Raab last month, Beth Armstrong was Raab’s SpAd as Brexit Secretary but stuck with her boss after his resignation. Arbuthnot Banking Group have donated £44,259 to Raab to cover her salary for 6 months. Both are former SpAds for Michael Gove…

Spinning for him is the formidable Paul Stephenson, Vote Leave’s former Director of Comms and co-founder of Hanbury Strategy. Officially, Stephenson only has an informal advisory role…

A number of MPs are also already said to be on board the Raab train, including former Brexit Minister Suella Braverman. Raab is said to have provisionally lined up former ministers Sir Hugo Swire and Shailesh Vara to propose and second him. Braverman and Vara both resigned alongside Raab last November…

Raab’s main problem is that he and Boris will likely be fighting over the same MPs and the same endorsements from the Brexit-supporting press. Here’s how his other key stats compare:

Social media support: Ready for Raab has 1.7k followers, Raab himself has 44.1k followers and his Facebook has 3.4k.

Mainstream media support: None as yet, though Stephenson is close to the Sunday Times’ Tim Shipman. In the last few weeks Raab’s had a few op-eds for The Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday.

ConservativeHome members survey: 18% (2nd)

YouGov public recognition: 19% (7th)

PaddyPower odds: 9/1 (4th)

Brexit Party Set to Smash Euro-Elections

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is polling on 27%, up from 15% in the last poll and nearly double the vote share of the Conservative Party. 49% of people who voted Tory in 2017 currently plan to vote for the Brexit Party in the EU elections, only 34% actually plan to vote Tory. The Brexit Party’s 12% jump is sending a shockwave around Westminster, meanwhile the explicitly anti-Brexit parties have only mustered 25% between them…

Crispin Blunt to Table Motion of No Confidence in Bercow

Former Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair Crispin Blunt MP has sent out an emial to Tory MPs canvassing support for an Early Day Motion he intends to table on Tuesday expressing no confidence in Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons.

“We are in totally unprecedented territory. If colleagues are unable to say JB is partial then he will feel able to continue. But we won’t have stood up for our most basic standards and can blame no one but ourselves.”

Read the letter in full now:

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Porn Laws Coming Into Force on July 15th

The Government has announced that its authoritarian internet porn ban will be coming into force on 15th July. People in Britain will need to hand over their credit card details or buy a government-approved porn pass from a newsagent from £8.99 to access online porn from then. Tech-savvy Generation Z-ers will just get round it with a VPN…

Digital Minister Margot James says: “We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online, and these new laws will help us achieve this.” Combined with the Government’s impending assault on the wider internet and its latest genius plans to crack down on… Netflix and Amazon Video, the UK is rapidly becoming the most repressive democracy in the world to be online.

The Adam Smith Institute’s Matthew Lesh says “This scheme, that requires linking of people’s identity to their online adult viewing habits, will seriously threaten our privacy, be a massive gift to scammers, and won’t even work. Young people will just get around it, and end up being exposed to more hardcore material.” The Government’s sledgehammer approach to the internet is what you’d expect from an authoritarian regime like China or Saudi Arabia, not the liberal democracy that invented it…

Posh Eco-Loon: No Holidays… Except For Me

Guido’s favourite posh eco-loon, Robin Boardman-Pattison, took pains to tell Adam Boulton this morning that people should not take foreign holidays. But his Instagram tells a different story, showing luxurious foreign holidays awash with palm trees, ski slopes, and historic landmarks. Posh Boardman-Pattison even boasted of being a guest at Buckingham Palace…

Before he started engaging in casual vandalism, Boardman-Pattison, attended the £17,500 per year boys-only Trinity School in Croydon, which has an indoor heated swimming pool, and regularly organises far flung foreign trips. One rule for the posh professional protesters, another rule for everyone else…

Sky’s Posh Eco-Loon Vandalised Tory HQ, Shared Anti-Semitism Conspiracy Theory

The eco-loon who stormed out of a Sky interview earlier this morning, Robin Boardman-Pattison, (the posh sounding double barrelled name was mysteriously dropped for the broadcast) was a leading member of an anti-Heathrow expansion group that vandalised CCHQ last summer. The group broke windows and spray painted the building before being arrested…

Boardman-Pattison, who was until recently a languages student at Bristol University, spends his time vandalising multiple buildings and occasionally making pretentious foreign language poetry videos on YouTube. As any posh professional activist with too much time on his hands would…

Over the summer Boardman-Pattison shared a conspiracy theory on Facebook calling allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party a “smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn by the Netanyahuite [sic] supporters.” It’s all so predictable…

Eco-Loon Storms Off Sky News After Savaging from Adam Boulton

Being called “a load of incompetent, middle class, self-indulgent people who want to tell us how to live our lives” was the final straw for Robin Boardman-Pattison[…] Read the rest

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