Zahawi Challenged Over Claim Indian Variant is More Severe

Zahawi’s victory lap this morning, boasting about the UK’s new strategy to save the world via vaccine donations, got derailed by Julia Hartley-Brewer. Julia gave a tour-de-force of government goal post moving from saving the NHS, protecting the over-70s to yesterday’s “vaccinate-the-world before we unmask”. Pressed by her on the potential of the new variant to delay unlocking on June 21, Zahawi claimed “it is more severe, now how much more severe…” before being interrupted by Julia: “I’m sorry, what evidence have you got for that statement?”. Guido’s not sure Zahawi ended up answering Hartley-Brewer’s hardcore questioning. He’ll be hoping data does come out to back his claim by Monday…

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Who’s On Question Time? #BBCQT mdi-timer 10 June 2021 @ 18:00 10 Jun 2021 @ 18:00 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments Convoy for Palestine Returns on Saturday

The group, which spent a Saturday afternoon driving through Finchley and Golders Green yelling “f*ck the Jews”, “r*pe their daughters” have organised ANOTHER protest in London. It’s the sequel that nobody wanted to see… 

This new protest, which begins at 7:30am, will start in Bradford, before stopping in Sheffield, Leicester, and finally ending outside Downing Street in London, where activists will join forces with the ‘Justice for Palestine Protest’ at 1pm. A packed itinerary… 

Organisers have generously organised coaches, however a seat on this coach will set each person back £20. Pricey…

Men and women will of course be segregated on the coaches so protestors can enjoy a relaxing trip to London and avoid annoying family members. Sounds like a win, win… 

The Convoy4Palestine Instagram page protestors have told their modest 200 followers:

“We do not condone or encourage ANY forms of racism. We condemn this type of behaviour.”

Guido didn’t realise shouting “f*ck the Jews” through a megaphone out your car is considered productive and peaceful dialogue these days… 

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Unite Leadership Nominations Close, Hard Left Split

The nominations for the successor to Len McCluskey as the powerful Unite union boss have closed. The hard left vote has split between Steve Turner and Howard Beckett, Sharon Graham came a credible second in nominations and the moderate Gerard Coyne came fourth. They go to the next voting round having all passed the nominations threshold. None of this is that indicative of who will win in the end because most Unite members are not left-wing fanatics, don’t even vote for the Labour Party and certainly don’t turn out to boring branch meetings. Turnout is usually a small percentage of the claimed mass membership. Starmer will be hoping that a split left-wing vote will give the moderate victory…

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WATCH: Chair of Britain Stronger in Europe Admits Campaign Exaggerated Risks of Brexit

Stuart Rose, the former chair of Britain Stronger in Europe, has admitted that he regrets ever joining the Remain campaign, and that the supposed economic risks of Brexit were deliberately exaggerated by the Treasury. You don’t say.

Speaking to ITV News today, Rose said:

“…People saying that we’ve really got to hit people on the financials. The argument has got to be about finances and ‘it’s the economy, stupid,’ going back to the Bill Clinton days or whatever it was. And I think that was a big mistake […] It was quite clear that immigration was a big issue. It was quite clear that getting your kids into school was a big issue. It was quite clear that getting a house and into housing was a big issue. It was quite clear that access to the NHS was a big issue. And I don’t think people really took it seriously about ‘Oh, well. You are going to be worse off’”.

Rose added that the campaign decision-making was “chaotic“, with everyone having “slightly different agendas and no clear lines of responsibility. The whole thing was, in Rose’s own words, “a bit cack-handed in retrospect”…

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Rees-Mogg’s Plan to Fight Back Against “Woke-ification” of Oxbridge Colleges

Jacob Rees-Mogg has railed against the “woke-ification” of Oxbridge, slamming plans by students to take down a portrait of the Queen, and plans by 150 dons to boycott Oriel College of Rhodes. Both stories broken by Guido of course…

Responding to a question from Tom Hunt, Rees-Mogg slammed the students for taking down the Queen’s portrait, and pointed out that the “pimply adolescent” who called for it was an American. He’s also suggested renaming Cambridge “Churchill College”…

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