Hancock Mistakenly Praises “Daniel Rashford” for “Terrific” Campaign

Two days ago, Marcus Rashford was told by the Government’s spokesperson that the PM would respond to his free school meals campaign as soon as he could.

At yesterday’s press conference he heard Boris claim he’d only become aware of the campaign that day.

This morning Matt Hancock praised someone called “Daniel Rashford” for his “terrific” campaign. So terrific the Health Secretary couldn’t remember Marcus’s name…

UPDATE: Matt Hancock has explained the mistake to LBC, saying his daughter had been reading the Harry Potter as he left for work and therefore perhaps had Danial Radcliffe on the brain.

A likely story from Mike Hancock…

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LIVE: Boris’s Statement on “Global Britain”

It’s understood Boris will announce the merger of DfID and the Foreign Office as part of the review…

UPDATE: Boris’s plans get the thumbs down from David Cameron in his first major policy intervention since leaving office. DfID was one of his proudest legacies…

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Jenrick Defends Planning Decision, Cabinet Secretary Reviewing Documents

Battling to save his job, Robert Jenrick defended has defended the decisions he took over the Westferry property development in light of questions about the influence of the property developer – also a Tory party donor. He confirmed documents are now being reviewed by the Cabinet Secretary…

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Channel 4 News “Community Activist” on Churchill: “I haven’t Personally Met Him”

Clearly this leader of an “‘independent police advisory group” hasn’t personally met a history book either…

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Sunak’s Own Experiences of Racism in Britain
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Lammy Backs Churchill, Statue Vandals were “Idiots”

There seems to be a split in the Labour leadership this morning over the Churchill statue threat level. David Lammy rejects claims that anyone seriously wants to see the statue fall, however Sir Keir last night signed the Mail on Sunday’s petition calling on Boris to “Save Sir Winston”. If Guido readers take Starmer’s side on this they can sign the petition here

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