"I'll Have What Dave's Drinking"

Interviewers love nothing more than illustrating how out of touch politicians are with reality and their constituents by asking questions like “How much is a pint of milk”? only for them to answer £2 to our amusement.


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Yesterday, in an unforced error, Dave told the Manchester Evening News “I think if what you’re trying to do is stop supermarkets from selling 20 tins of Stella for a fiver, that’s what we’ve got to go after” in his relentless quest to punish the poor drinking classes. As it happens Guido has been known to drink the odd Stella and would really appreciate knowing where Dave gets his for 25p a can, it is more like 50p or more from Sainsbury’s on special offer.

As it happens Channel 4’s FactCheck says you can get own-brand equivalents for as little as 22p. Anyone know if they are drinkable? Just askin..




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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