Caption Contest (Taking the Knee Edition)

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mdi-timer 5 June 2020 @ 14:19 5 Jun 2020 @ 14:19 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Where’s Barry Gone?

Guido was surprised to see Mr Gardiner didn’t turn up for Business Questions today. He had been thirteenth (unlucky for some) on the order paper to speak, yet – much to Guido’s disappointment – he was nowhere to be seen. Even more curiously, a co-conspirator tells Guido they saw Barry heading to the Speaker’s offices at around 9 am this morning – no doubt for a talking to. The house authorities are taking infection risk very seriously. Guido would not be surprised if his colleagues do not see the former Shadow Trade Secretary for two weeks, less than voluntarily…

mdi-timer 4 June 2020 @ 15:31 4 Jun 2020 @ 15:31 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Hypocrite Gardiner Deletes Cummings Letter from Website

Barry has wiped his website of a post, “about the flagrant way in which Mr Cummings defied the rules”, following his own flagrant flouting of the rules yesterday. The post was put up on his site on 2 June, the day before he broke the rules himself. Guido reported this morning that Gardiner had been campaigning to keep a strict lockdown as recently as Monday evening. The post about Cummings been replaced by an article entitled “Why I joined the protest yesterday.” Whatever could be the reason for the original article’s trip down the memory hole?

In the new article he says  “On Tuesday evening I received a negative test result”. Guido spotted him in voting in parliament on Tuesday afternoon. Working off the reasonable assumption he got tested because he was showing symptoms, as per the guidelines, why was he voting in parliament before he’d got test results back? 

mdi-timer 4 June 2020 @ 12:30 4 Jun 2020 @ 12:30 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Sweaty Sharma Isolates, Barry Gardiner Integrates

Alok Sharma, who spent much of his time at the Despatch Box yesterday dabbing his face with a handkerchief, has now gone into self isolation. He is awaiting the results of a Coronavirus test. If it comes back positive, rather than just hay fever, many of his colleagues may be asked to go into isolation under the NHS Test and Trace scheme…

This swift isolation is in stark contrast to the former Shadow Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner, who, appearing to justify his actions by saying he has been social distancing since March, proudly took part in a non-socially distant mass gathering yesterday. He Tweeted:

Been social distancing since March. Today I broke it to join the #BlackLivesMattter demo outside Parliament and take a knee with thousands of brave young people calling for Justice.”

This was the same Barry Gardiner who just two days earlier appearing on TalkRADIO, claimed it was far too early to begin loosening the lockdown, saying that the priority “at the moment” had to be “eliminat[ing] transition from this virus”. Who knew “at the moment” ended on Wednesday?..

After the event Tory MP Imran Khan raised a Point of Order in the House calling on Gardiner to self-isolate and not return less he put other MPs and House staff at risk. In his point, Khan said “if he returns to this House, a vector of the disease will be allowed access to spread amongst the hard-working staff here.” Guido waits to see what Gardiner will do…

mdi-timer 4 June 2020 @ 08:51 4 Jun 2020 @ 08:51 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Gardiner Distances Himself from Conspiracist Labour Candidate

Almost-leadership contender Barry Gardiner has now distanced himself from conspiracist candidate Aghileh Djafari-Marbini, after Guido’s article showing Djafari-Marbini to have shared content denying Labour’s antisemitism crisis, defending David ‘the Jews’ Ward, celebrating the imagined death of Tony Blair, and sharing Russian propaganda.

Gardiner, who features prominently on Djafari-Marbini’s campaign material, has now shared a graphic from her opponent, with a similar positive quote from him. 

Guido can now reveal Djafari-Marbini also:

  • Campaigned against adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism
  • Called for Chris Williamson to be invited to Harrow to give a talk
  • Campaigned for Marc Wadsworth to be re-admitted to Labour after being expelled from the party over antisemitism
  • Accused “the likes of Margaret Hodge” of shouting “orchestrated abuse”

Following Guido’s article, Tulip Siddiq’s endorsement(s) also mysteriously disappeared, although she has not made any public comment as to why. Apsana Begum and John McDonnell have not yet retracted their endorsements…

mdi-timer 12 February 2020 @ 16:21 12 Feb 2020 @ 16:21 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Everyone Keeps Laughing at Barry Gardiner

Barry Gardiner’s leadership scoping doesn’t appear to be going particularly well, if today’s public reactions are anything to go by. Both the Kay Burley Show this morning and Politics Live this afternoon descended into fits of giggles when discussing the Shadow Trade Secretary. What is it about Barry that’s just so funny?

mdi-timer 9 January 2020 @ 15:31 9 Jan 2020 @ 15:31 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
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