Shadow Foreign Secretary Rebrands NATO

Speaking on LBC this morning – ahead of his speech at Chatham House this lunchtime – Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy boasted about Labour’s record on the world stage:

“Labour are one of the founding parties of the North Atlantic Trade Alliance”

From a man who went on Celebrity Mastermind and when asked who succeeded King Henry VIII answered “Henry VII”. Britain will be in safe hands with Sir Keir’s government…

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Lammy Butters Up Ferrari

Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy tells LBC: “We are an important power, we’ve got these amazing assets like the Premier League, the BBC, LBC… you!”

Ferrari: “I hear barrels being scraped now, but do go on”

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Labour Again Promise Ban on “Vast Majority” of Second Jobs

Sir Keir has unveiled his 155-page door-stopper for “a new Britain”, in which he promises to replace the House of Lords, appoint a new anti-corruption commissioner, and move 50,000 civil service jobs out of London. It also reignites the second jobs melodrama that gripped SW1 last year, by promising to ban “the vast majority” of them to “remove conflicts of interest”:

“Second jobs are banned in the American Congress, but a quarter of Conservative MPs had second jobs. In 2012, over 200 MPs received earnings on top of their £65,738 salary. Many were small payments for journalism or the like, but additional earnings as high as £1m were recorded, which means significant time and effort spent on non-parliamentary business.”

The only exceptions will be “for employment required to maintain professional memberships, such as medicine.” Presumably the hundreds of thousands of pounds that shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy has racked up in speaking fees and presenting gigs falls slightly out of the “small payments” remit. Likewise, the £25,934.18 Starmer has declared in legal fees over the last two years isn’t chump change either. Who footed the £17,598.60 bill for 70 hours of Starmer’s time just before he became leader?

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David Lammy’s On-Air Apology to Mark Fullbrook

As first revealed by Guido, David Lammy has issued his grovelling apology to No.10 Chief of Staff Mark Fullbrook. Lammy had baselessly accused Fullbrook of vote-rigging in Puerto Rico during his LBC show two weeks ago. On the same show, he’s now rowed back and offered a full apology…

“On my show two weeks ago, I spoke to the journalist Gabriel Pogrund about a story regarding Mark Fullbrook, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff. The story related to allegations of bribery and corruption in Puerto Rico, which are now the subject of an FBI investigation. As I said at the time, Mr. Fullbrook is a witness to that investigation, and is engaging voluntarily with the United States authorities. In my discussion with Gabriel Pogrund, a suggestion was made that Mr. Fullbrook was involved with vote-rigging. I’m happy to confirm that Mr. Fullbrook isn’t facing any allegations of vote-rigging, and to apologise for any distress caused by the incorrect suggestion…”

“Happy” to apologise once m’learned friends came knocking…

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David Lammy to Deliver On Air LBC Apology to Mark Fullbrook

Guido hears David Lammy is to deliver a grovelling on air apology tomorrow to Downing Street Chief-of-Staff Mark Fullbrook after accusing him of vote rigging in Puerto Rico, something of which nobody has accused him. Guido hears LBC’s boss Tom Cheal ordered Lammy to apologise after m’learned friends got in touch over the wild claims. Odd since Lammy correctly said Fullbrook is a witness to an FBI investigation regarding Puerto Rico and is engaging voluntarily with the US authorities. Did everyone lose their minds last week?

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Lammy Calls on Rupa Huq to “Stand Those Comments Down”

Credit to the BBC for putting Guido’s exclusive on Rupa Huq’s Kwasi Kwarteng comments to Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy during their Politics Live special. Despite Rupa saying she stands by them and won’t be apologising, Lammy said he would not have made them, that they were “unfortunate”, and he hopes she can “stand those comments down.” In other words, just say sorry…

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