Webbe Not Only One Putting the Mental in Environmentalism

Loony leftie Claudia Webbe’s tweet that the “Earth is overpopulated; there are too many rich people. To solve the climate crisis; the rich must be abolished” has justifiably attracted a lot of mocking. She’s not the only one who thinks the pandemic is the perfect opportunity to bash the rich. To the usual roll-call of eco-extremists you can now add UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is calling on national governments to impose wealth taxes to combat inequality exacerbated by the pandemic:

“I urge governments to consider a solidarity or wealth tax on those who have profited during the pandemic, to reduce extreme inequalities. We need a new social contract, based on solidarity and investments in education, decent and green jobs, social protection, and health systems. This is the foundation for sustainable and inclusive development.”

Even the U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, is calling for minimum corporate tax rates across the world’s major economies, presumably to pay for Biden’s mega-deficit-making stimulus splurge. The political and intellectual classes are pushing for a global paradigm shift, away from the low tax and free-market policies that, since the collapse of Soviet Communism, have seen global living standards rise at the fastest pace ever. They are using the pretext of the pandemic and environmental alarmism to justify the undemocratic policies they have long wanted to implement. Big states with high taxes and controlled by a technocratic elite – “for our own good”.

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Left Wingers Blunder Over Prince’s Death

Following mass-criticism, Corbyn has now deleted the tweet he posted nine minutes after Prince Philip’s death, calling on followers to join him in a show of solidarity with Bolivia. Corbyn wasn’t the only member of the left to misstep over the Duke’s passing…

Guido has been sent screenshots from inside the Labour MPs’ office managers WhatsApp chat, in which Jay Glover (Alison McGovern’s office manager), described the forthcoming Commons Monday recall for tributes to the Prince as a “ninety minute circle jerk of what a great man he was…” Mohammad Yassin’s office manager Gen McMahon added “It’s going to be intolerable”. It was Lloyd Russell-Moyle’s manager, of all people, who reminded those shooting their mouths off that “it’s a large group”.

Nia Griffith MP, like Corbyn, also tweeted a now-deleted post, regarding a DVLA strike rally. Claudia Webbe is, by contrast, standing firm in her use of Prince Philip’s death to call on the government to “invest in young people, reopen youth provisions and youth centres everywhere”. Tactful. 

Admittedly, no MP has been as outspoken as the West Berkshire branch of the Unison union, who upon hearing the news came out with:

They couldn’t even wait until he was buried…

UPDATE: 2 hours and 45 minutes later, Corbyn finally comes out with a statement:

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Claudia Webbe Finally Resigns…

Readers will be relieved to hear that disaster MP Claudia Webbe has resigned… as a councillor. Despite winning her seat in Leicester in 2019, she’s continued on as an Islington councillor, raking in thousands of allowances on top of her wage as an MP. Despite Claudia admitting to spending only 15% of the time fulfilling the role compared to her fellow councillors…

While Labour has already confirmed their local candidate, the electoral fight couldn’t get going until after Webbe had issued a formal notice of resignation. Having finally submitted one, the election to replace her in Islington is now on for the May elections. Hopefully now she’ll be able to devote her attention full-time to her Leicester constituents. Apart from the small distraction of her impending harassment court case…

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Claudia Webbe Reveals Her Secret Labour Briefings

Despite having the Labour whip removed in September last year, Guido suspected Claudia Webbe was never truly out of the Labour tent. While it’s true Webbe is now officially independent in Westminster, Islington Council still lists her as Labour; Guido tried inquiring whether this had merely not been updated or whether it was correct – he was either palmed off or failed to get a response…

Now it looks like Claudia isn’t quite so ‘independent’ in SW1 as first thought: last night in response to a Tory council candidate calling for Bristol to be bombed in the wake of Sunday night’s riot, Labour MPs were sent individual briefing texts from the Parliamentary Labour Party office:

“Colleagues are encouraged to tweet and tag Amanda Milling (@amandamilling) and CCHQ (@Conservatives) following the outrageous comments of Stephen Halhuber, a council candidate for the Tories in Eastbourne.”

Who else clearly got sent this attack line? None other than supposedly-suspended Claudia Webbe:

It begs the question, is Jeremy Corbyn still receiving Labour Party briefings?

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Claudia Webbe’s Trial Suspended After QC Hospitalised

The long-anticipated trial of suspended Labour MP Claudia Webbe, due today, has now been delayed until the end of September after her QC was rushed to hospital this morning. The incredibly long delay is to allow for the MP to be “fairly represented” in Court. The chief magistrate agreed to the adjournment on the grounds that it is ‘in the interests of justice’… 

Webbe, who currently sits as an independent after losing the Labour whip last September, is charged with harassing a woman named Michelle Merritt between September 2018 and April 2020. The prosecution claims Webbe made numerous threats to Merritt over the phone – a charge which Webbe has denied, though she admits to placing the calls… 

With the trial now rescheduled, Webbe will have to continue serving without the Labour whip for at least another six months. Guido wishes her barrister a speedy recovery…

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Webbe’s Ironic Diary Clash

Guido’s keenly looking forward to next Tuesday when Claudia Webbe MP is expected to stand trial on the charge of two years-worth of harassing a young woman. Luckily Claudia was granted bail in January, allowing her to continue with her duties as an MP. Guido must wish Webbe’s diary manager good luck for Tuesday, given it’s also, ironically, the second reading of the government’s new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill… 

While the legislation at present doesn’t address harassment, its scope means the government is bracing for a huge number of amendments to be tabled. Given Webbe’s already pushing an EDM to reduce harassment in the judicial system, hopefully she’ll be able to race over from Westminster’s Magistrate Court to submit a similar clause to the bill…

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