Protesters Take to the Streets in Hong Kong in Defiance of China Law

Protesters have bravely taken to the streets today in Hong Kong, despite knowing they could now face life imprisonment for their action. Journalists are being targeted by water cannon, and police are warning people with purple flags saying:

This is a police warning. You are displaying flags or banners / chanting slogans / or conducting yourselves with an intent such as secession or subversion, which may constitute offences under the “HKSAR National Security Law”. You may be arrested and prosecuted.

This is Hong Kong’s last stand. All eyes on Dominic Raab’s statement immediately following PMQs. There is increasing pressure from all sides of the political divide to implement decisive and rapid action to protect the rights of the free people of Hong Kong…

Breaking update: Raab said national security legislation published by China constitutes a “clear violation” of the autonomy of Hong Kong and is a “clear and serious violation” of the joint declaration.

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Shaun Bailey Overhauls Campaign Comms

With City Hall in financial chaos and the mayor threatening to cut 3,600 police amid riots, Shaun Bailey has less than a year to sort out his public image to pose a proper challenge to Sadiq. Guido understands amidst staff turnover, the Tories’ mayoral campaign has brought in new comms outfit 5654 and company partner James Starkie to refocus the campaign. Starkie recently left government after working as chief of staff to Priti Patel, previously of Dominic Raab’s leadership campaign…

5654 – who proclaim specialisation in helping clients “to earn a reputation” – have been brought in by campaign director Ben Mallet, himself only poached in February as part of a Team Shaun top team overhaul. The campaign will have to scoop up almost all of Rory’s abandoned supporters to have a hope of catching up with Sadiq…

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Lansman’s Faction Defeated in Momentum Elections

The factional battle between Momentum Renewal and the ‘democratising’, pro-open primary slate calling itself Forward Momentum was decisively won last night by the anti-Lansman faction. Lansman, perhaps wisely, decided against running himself in the election. Forward Momentum candidates won all 20 directly elected places on the committee, with four places left to ‘Public Office Holders’. Momentum ‘Renewal’, which of course was the faction who was already running Momentum, lost badly…

Members seem to have been less than impressed with Momentum’s less than democratic Leadership endorsement process. Now the far left faction within the far left faction of the left wing party has taken control of that faction’s National Coordinating Group. Got it?

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Parliament Passes Immigration Control as Brexit Becomes Irreversible

Last night the government’s flagship points-based immigration bill cleared the final parliamentary hurdle to become law – by a majority of 104 – ensuring free movement will cease when the Transition Period comes to an end. Naturally, not a single Labour MP voted for it…

It’s now more crucial than ever for Parliament to expedite putting in place all necessary legislation for post-Brexit Britain, as yesterday also marked the last possible opportunity for Britain to request an extension to the transition period. As promised by the Government, yesterday’s deadline under Article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement came and went without such a request, meaning Britain is now committed by international treaty to become fully independent on 31st December 2020.

If he wasn’t having to deal with a deadly global pandemic, this year would be going pretty well for Boris…

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‘NEW DEAL’ or ‘NO BIG DEAL’?

Revolution or rhetoric? What’s the verdict on Boris Johnson’s plans to kick start the UK economy?

One man who knows the Prime Minister better than most is his former political secretary, Danny Kruger MP.  Kruger has also served as a policy adviser for the Conservative Party and became David Cameron’s chief speechwriter in 2006.

Tonight he’ll join the IEA’s Syed Kamall for an in depth discussion on No. 10’s vision for Britain – and what further steps can be taken to avert economic catastrophe.  The MP for rural Devizes will also be quizzed on his view that, post-Brexit, Britain’s farmers should come before free trade.

JOIN IN THE DEBATE – LIVE at 6.00 pm – HERE or on YouTube.

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#Clap4OurBankers

During today’s “Build, Build, Build” speech Boris told the nation that while the nation has, rightly, applauded health workers over the past week, it is was also a clap those who make the NHS possible; the wealth creators, innovators, capitalists and financiers. Guido completely agrees, Thursday evening cheering for him was all about recognising the hard-working money-makers, without whom the NHS would not exist. You can download the poster for your living room window here

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