Last year Queen of the right-on celebs Emma Thompson endorsed Corbyn’s Labour, telling fans he is “very sound and intelligent”. Now she says she’s voting for the Women’s Equality Party because “I don’t feel spoken to by Labour”.
Surely top Corbynista Charlotte Church wouldn’t also abandon faith? Not long ago she called Jezza “cool-headed, honest and considerate”. Alas…
A blow for Labour’s core luvvie demographic…
Charlotte Church talked geopolitics on Question Time last night:
“Lots of people don’t seem to know about this, but there is evidence to suggest that climate change was a big factor in how the Syrian conflict came about because from 2006 to 2011 they experienced one of the worst droughts in its history… which apparently did contribute to the conflict there today. I think that we also need to look at, you know what we’re doing to the planet and how that might actually cause more conflict in the world.”
You could feel yourself getting dumber as the hour went on…
Former celebrity Charlotte Church took a break from “lowering and deferring” her tax today to sing a song titled “Requiem for Arctic Ice” in front of Shell’s London offices. She was taking part in a Greenpeace-organised musical protest against Shell’s Arctic drilling operations. It seems she was quite choked up after watching some ice melt:
“I can’t see how anyone could see footage of the Arctic melting and not feel moved. It’s terrifying to think of what we’re doing to this planet. This song just felt so appropriate to why I came here today. I wanted to capture the sorrow and regret that feels tied up with the melting ice, and the bitter irony of Arctic oil drilling.“
— Emily Buchanan (@_emilybuchanan) August 26, 2015
Arctic sea ice increased by around a third last year…
Numbers have never been a strong point for the left. Hence why Owen Jones and his new mate Charlotte Church were pushing the quarter of a million figure for Saturday’s march in London. It’s nonsense.
Even lefties are sceptical:
Saturday's anti-austerity march was impressive but you can't get 250,000 – 3 Wembley crowds – in Parliament Square! pic.twitter.com/oqR3EdorpM
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) June 22, 2015
While the police will not publicly give a figure, a source tells Guido this morning that Parliament Square can hold around 20,000 people. With a bit of overflow, the working estimate is around 25,000…
250,000 would fill not only Parliament Square but Whitehall and Trafalgar Square too. Twice over.
In order for the comrades to have achieved 250,000 people on their march, 5,000 people would have to have left the starting point at Bank every minute – almost 100 per second – in the time they claimed to have achieved this fantasy number. “A tight military formation couldn’t even do that,” Guido’s public order numbers bod derides.
Are the lefties really saying they had the same number of people who marched on Washington in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement – put at between 200,000 and 250,000:
Is Owen Jones really saying he is a bigger draw than Martin Luther King?
250,000 was also the figure given for Obama’s famous speech in Berlin in 2008:
Notice a difference in the size of the crowd?
This is what 250,000 people looked like when Paul McCartney played in Mexico in 2012.
Shall we look at Saturday’s picture again?
Looks about a tenth of the size… pretty shoddy journalism for the papers to just regurgitate the number given by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity without so much as a raised eyebrow.
Charlotte Church spent her Saturday marching with the People’s Assembly Against Austerity – whose aims include “increasing taxes on the super-rich” and “closing tax loopholes”.
As Guido revealed in the Sun on Sunday, this is the same Cardiff crooner who is the director of five companies all registered to the London address of Thomas Harris Accountants.
Alligator Wine Records Ltd, Charlotte Church Ltd, PACC Music Limited, Bounce Publishing Limited and Chick Flicks Ltd are all conveniently based at the firm’s offices in Merton Abbey Mills. Thomas Harris boast on their website:
“Lowering and deferring tax is, of course, a key aim… We can make your capital as tax-efficient as possible, taking advantage of allowances and reliefs of which many people are unaware, and ensuring you pay no more tax than you need… [including] tax-efficient gifting strategies”
What would her new comrades say about such sharp practices?
Seems Charlotte is finding her newfound critics rather taxing:
@screwlabour Keep laughing and hopefully your dick will fall off. I hope the wait in the over stretched and underfunded NHS won't be 2 long.
— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) June 21, 2015
Voice of an angel, vocabulary of a drain…
The so-far peaceful People’s Assembly anti-austerity demo has just been treated to the usual incoherence from Russell Brand, which they lapped up.
Hard partying Charlotte Church and her mum seem to be marching for Prosecco Socialism…