While Blair, Whitty, Jenny Harries, Daniel Craig and Emma Raducanu all lapped up honours on New Year’s Eve, Guido’s come to understand one name was deliberately absent from the list: co-conspirator favourite AC Grayling. A government source has come forward to reveal the loony anti-Brexit professor had been recommended for a knighthood, only for advisors to take one look at the suggestion and veto it. A government source elaborates:
“From Prime Ministers to paramedics, the honours system rewards the best of Britain and highlights our common history and shared achievement as a nation. However, people who have spent the last few years attacking this country and spreading increasingly erratic fake news about it should not be recognised in the same way as sports stars and scientists.”
Hopefully this news should act as a spoonful of sugar to help Sir Tony’s gong go down…
In an interview with the Times AC Grayling has bemoaned that his Leave-voting students are too afraid to reveal their political views in his lectures, with only two ‘coming out’ to him as Brexiteers. Why might this the case?
Might his Brexity students be shy because Grayling called Leavers “vermin”, “contemptible”, “crazy”, “stupid”, “clowns”, “toddlers” who “show little integrity”? Or after he called for a general strike to cancel a democratic vote? Or because he completely lost it and claimed there was a state conspiracy to silence remainer forces? In terms an academic would hopefully understand: post hoc ergo propter hoc…
UPDATE: With Grayling claiming only two students have come out to him as Brexiteers, one of his current students gets in touch to inform Guido:
We actually hosted a Brexit party at the university. Surprisingly, [Grayling] did not attend. Had he been in his office at 11pm on January the 31st, he would have heard his students singing ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’ from the room below.
Nutty academic AC Grayling, who led our 2017 list of ’10 People Driven Mad By Brexit’, has taken to Twitter to call the serial rebel leader of the Labour Party a “Tory-supporting lickspittle.” Guido supposes Tony Benn would be a Tory too? FBPE is a hell of a drug…
— BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek) June 14, 2018
Carole Cadwalladr and The Observer won plaudits from Twitter’s maddest Remoaner, AC Grayling, on BBC This Week last night. Alas he went on to admit there was no evidence the Russians had any influence on the Brexit result. With an endorsement like that…
⚠ Revealed in @Channel4‘s #CarryOnBrussels: British MEP @catherinemep and @acgrayling call on the European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator @guyverhofstadt to be “very, very tough and uncompromising on a deal” in the hope that the UK begs to rejoin the bloc pic.twitter.com/yinKyexYWe
— BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) May 31, 2018
At a meeting in Brussels, Remoaner-in-chief AC Grayling tells Guy Verhofstadt:
“What would help the Remain movement in the UK: if the EU is very, very tough and uncompromising on a deal.”
… As LibDem MEP Catherine Bearder watches on. These Remainers want the UK to be punished for exercising democracy…
Where do the civil service get all their brilliant ideas? Perhaps from the workshops they run for mandarins billed as “bringing the world’s leading thinkers to Whitehall”. On 30 May the Treasury is inviting in AC Grayling, number one on Guido’s list of 10 people who’ve been driven mad by Brexit, to address staff. Twitter’s nutty professor, who has called Brexiters “vermin“, sought a general strike to oppose Brexit and alleged other ultra-Remainers were being “silenced” by forces of the state, will be speaking as part of the Treasury’s “Thought Experiment” series. The Treasury tell Guido their speakers are balanced. Grayling certainly isn’t being silenced by forces of the state, they’re giving him a platform.
A few days earlier, on 24 May, civil servants at BEIS will be addressed by Paul Mason. The mad Corbynista is giving a speech titled “Economic History” as part of the department’s “Alternative Approaches to Economics” series. Yes, the leather-jacketed revolutionary hero of the insurgent left will be coming in to share his wisdom with the heart of the government machine. These events are taking place during the working day. Don’t civil servants have anything better to be doing?