“Zac is crap”… pic.twitter.com/iGiM4bDlv9
— Sam Lister (@sam_lister_) November 30, 2016
Instead of learning the lessons from his referendum flotilla humiliation, Bob Geldof has gone to canvas for the LibDems in Richmond today. He’s been chanting “Zac is crap” for the cameras like a poundshop Eddie Izzard. Sad.
Geldof campaigning for Lib Dems urges tactical Lab voters. “The lib dems are tiny! They’re not a threat!” LibDemPress keep on smiling…
— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) November 30, 2016
Well done to the LibDems. This has gone about as well as Miliband and Russell Brand.
There has been much speculation about the above Guardian article after renowned Twitter hoaxer Godfrey Elfwick claimed he had spoofed them into publishing a parody piece mocking liberals. The anonymous article purports to tell the story of how a lefty became an alt-righter. But was it legit? Eflwick, a satirist who has previously succeeded in hoaxing several other national news organisations, claims he was the author:
This is not a joke btw. I genuinely wrote it.
— Godfrey Elfwick (@GodfreyElfwick) November 29, 2016
The Guardian themselves are not 100% sure, they will only tell Guido they are “confident” they haven’t messed up:
“We are confident of the identity of the author and the sourcing of the article in question.”
It certainly reads like a spoof, then again with The Guardian comment pages it’s hard to tell…
It’s a testament to the wit and originality of Boris Johnson that his quip that he is both pro having and pro eating cake is still being referenced sullenly seven years after he first coined it. Why? Well that’s because there are essentially two types of people in this world: those terribly fond of saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it”, and those not at all fond of hearing it. Naturally the morally superior, the intellectually pompous and amassed ranks of the miserly fall into the first category. As do most MPs.
Of this group there is no finer an exhibit than Caroline Lucas, who in full-outrage mode begun today’s PMQs soberly informing the PM that “having your cake and eating it isn’t a serious strategy for Brexit”. Unfortunately for Caroline the second, and far larger, group of people upon hearing such a miserabilist, anti-cake dictum, think to themselves: “Sod that! I want my cake! I want to eat my cake! In fact I might even have another cake to wind up this snotty nosed anti-cake harridan”. And thus Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. Antoinette and Mrs. Thompson will always be – in a phrase the left are so fond of – on the wrong side of history. We are no longer in the era of technocratic fudges and bureaucratic pick ‘n’ mix, this is a time of big cake and big eating of cake.
Of all the apologists for Fidel Castro paraded by the BBC over recent days Richard Gott was perhaps the worst. As reported by GQ, Gott was Seumas Milne’s old-Wykehamist mate, the communist traitor who was exposed years ago as an agent of influence in the pay of the KGB:
Gott’s posthumous propaganda and historical revisionism on behalf of the dead military dictator went unchecked on the BBC News Channel. Thanks to Douglas Murray on Sky News Gott did not get a free ride…
Emily Thronberry has pulled out of an event on Britain’s relationship with Israel in order to attend Fidel Castro’s funeral, Guido can reveal. Thornberry was due to speak at today’s conference hosted by BICOM and the Jewish News discussing terrorism and “cooperation” between Britain and Israel. Guido understands she is now in Cuba. Labour’s foreign policy priorities summed up…
Peter Bone has tabled a Bill to implement Theresa May’s promise to trigger Article 50 by the end of March. Awkward… for the government…