Through the Keyhole: Bernard Jenkin’s Sumptuous Georgian Townhouse

Bernard Jenkin may not have got the most flattering portrayal in Channel 4’s Brexit drama on Monday night but at least he was able to watch it from the comfort of his sumptuous five-bedroom Kennington townhouse. However, the BJ-lifestyle could soon be yours for a mere £2.8 million – the outgoing Harwich MP has had the Grade II Listed Georgian property on the market for a while now but hasn’t been able to shift it. Could you be the lucky buyer?

Your guests will love dinner in the elegant dining room with impeccable period furnishings original dark wood panelling. Very tasteful…

Enjoy the wonderful natural light in the smart yet comfortable drawing room. Or close the curtains and relax in the way that best suits you…

The luxurious master bedroom has a whole floor to itself and comes complete with ensuite bathroom and its very own dressing room. Perfect for discarding those unwanted clothes…

Stick the relatives safely in the separate basement flat when they come to stay. Special relationship sofa cushions not necessarily included…

Take back control of the sizeable garden with plenty of potential – make the most of any summer heatwaves by turning it into your perfect sun trap. Just watch out for the neighbours…

Plot your next boardroom coup in your stylish wooden studio annexe tucked away down the bottom of the garden, complete with its own bathroom for those extended scheming sessions. Your rivals will never see it coming…

Jenkin: Morgan and Soubry Pack It In Or Corbyn Will Be PM

Bernard Jenkin tells Nicky Morgan, Anna Soubry, Osborne and Heseltine to shut up or Corbyn will be in Downing Street. A view held by increasing numbers of Tory MPs this afternoon…

EU Wants

Bernard Jenkin tells Today what EU countries want

“I’m afraid what they want is a lot of our money.”

Bernard Jenkin Accuses No. 10 of Cash For Questions

Bernard Jenkin has accused Downing Street of a stitch up over their Trade Union bill u-turn. Did ministers deliberately abandon the manifesto commitment to look at the way unions donate to political parties in order to secure funding from unions for the Remain cause?

“Trade Union leaders have been complaining they are unable to campaign effectively for a remain vote in the EU referendum while the Government’s trade union bill has been threatening Trade unions and their funding. The trade union bill would have implemented a Conservative manifesto commitment, and I quote, legislate to ensure trade unions use a transparent opt in process for trade union subscriptions….Yesterday the Minister’s concession was wholly unexpected and my Right Honourable friend for Grantham and Stanford announced his decision to abandon the opposition in this change to the bill…It has been confirmed to me, from two independent sources that Number Ten instructed these concessions to be made after discussions with trade union representatives…This being true would amount to the sale of government policy for cash and political favours…Mr Speaker this stinks. This reeks of the same of Cash for Questions. This shows this government really is at the rotten heart of the European Union.”

That is an explosive claim…

Quote of the Day

Bernard Jenkin tells Camilla Batmanghelidjh at the Public Administration Committee:

“Please stop talking.”

Cereal EU Rebels Eat Cameron For Breakfast


Back in those heady days of May, when the Prime Minister had just won a shock election victory and the party was united, it was reported that even the old ‘awkward squad’ had fallen in behind Dave.

All those weeks ago (4), at a meeting of the ’22, Bill Cash “stood up and gave an incredibly passionate defence of the Prime Minister and said it was time for the party to unite over Europe.” A Tory MP told the Spectator“I’ve never heard him give such a human speech. It’s the only time he’s ever mentioned Europe and it’s been helpful.” Well even that didn’t last long.

Old Bill was spotted earlier this morning plotting away with EU troublemaker Bernard Jenkin. The two were seen deep in conversation on the Horseferry Road. Cameron on the breakfast menu?

May-nia: Faction Forming?

It’s been said before that Theresa May’s roadblock to the leadership is her lack of support within the party. There was no natural May-ite faction within the parliamentary party, but could that be about to change? Guido hears that the movements of “Alan Duncan, Bernard Jenkin and to a lesser extent Graham Brady” are being watched very closely. They’re said to be doing her bidding. Making up for lost time before the return of BoJo?

UPDATE: Alan Duncan gets in touch to say “absolute rubbish”.

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Quote of the Day

Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”


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