Loose Lips Plot Thickens

Guido reported on Friday the tale of the Lib Dem activist boasting about his spin that got the Standard to report that Kingston Hospital was under threat. Little did he know he was sitting opposite the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire while he was yelling down the phone on a train. Well it seems this was no rogue agent and was working extremely closely with sitting MP Susan Kramer, who is desperately trying to fight off Zac Goldsmith’s advances. The Liberal Democrats spun their “Save Kingston Hospital” campaign as a reaction to Labour suggesting a London wide review of hospitals. Why if this happened this month was the websiteSaveKingstonHospital.orgregistered by Kramer herself in early December?

There is no evidence to suggest Kingston Hospital is directly threatened any more than any other hospital in London. Yet Ed Davey and Nick Clegg have been quick to weigh in and throw they support, and faces, behind the quickly unravelling fake astro-turfed campaign. Looks like Parliament, and the Tories should start coming to terms with the dreadful idea that Zac might soon be sitting on the green benches.

Tip offs: 0709 284 0531

Quote of the Day

Trevor Kavanagh’s analysis of the Brexit process…

“Thanks to Mrs May and her useless Chancellor Phil Hammond, this will not come without pain. But we escape with imagination and true British grit or we will be boiled alive.

It means on this centenary Remembrance of our struggle against tyranny, we risk ceding non-military victory in Europe to the undemocratic forces of an unaccountable totalitarian regime.”


Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.