Tory MP’s Son Joins Fight in Ukraine

The son of Tory MP Helen Grant has flown to Ukraine alongside six other ex-servicemen to join the fight for Ukraine’s freedom. Ben Grant, who served as a commando in the Royal Marines for five years, arrived in Kyiv on Saturday, claiming he decided to take up arms after watching footage of Russians bombing a house with children trapped inside. Speaking as he arrived in Ukraine, Grant made it clear the decision was his own, and has nothing to do with his mother, who’s currently Boris’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education. He didn’t even tell her he was going…

“I haven’t been sent, nothing to do with the government, nothing to do with my mother. Just wanna make that clear, completely off my own back, I decided to do this. I didn’t even tell my mum, but it is what it is. … Yes, I am scared but I know it’s the right thing, pretty easy decision to make.”

Grant says he expects around 100 or so more fighters to join from the UK, even as Russia threatens to bring “criminal” prosecutions against them and insisted they “won’t enjoy the status of prisoners of war“. Apparently Russia is a big supporter of the Geneva Convention now…

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Boris Appoints CCHQ Vice Chairs

Boris has put the finishing touches on his reshuffle this afternoon by appointing a fresh batch of Tory MPs to support new Party Chairman James Cleverly in CCHQ. Paul Scully was appointed Deputy Chairman last week alongside Helen Whately who remains in the role, now six further MPs have been appointed Parliamentary Vice Chairmen:

  • Andrew Bowie
  • Sir David Evennett
  • Helen Grant
  • Ranil Jayawardena
  • Caroline Johnson
  • Alec Shelbrooke (reappointed)

No word yet on who’s got the “youth” brief. Or whether they’ll be younger than former youth Vice Chair Nigel Huddlestone at 48 years young…

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Helen Grant Resigns as Tory Vice Chair

She has resigned her party role in order to “openly and actively support one of the new leadership candidates.” Jumping off a sinking ship…

Read her resignation letter in full:

She’s backing Raab.

Read her full statement here:

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Leave Heavers Tug For Victory

Always keen to see an MP at the end of a rope, Guido popped down to the annual parliamentary Tug of War last night (all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support). Ladies first – Macmillan employees versus Therese Coffey’s team of MPs. Kelly Tolhurst chose the losing side again…

Then the men’s Lords v Commons bout, which saw well-built Remainiacs Alec Shelbrooke (his sixth tug of war appearance) trialling the phrase “Remain” instead of “Stay” as a rallying cry to team-mates. Though in the end it was the Leave heavers who made the difference – hardman captain Mike Penning and Eurosceptic musclemen Nigel Adams and David Burrowes tugged their team to victory. Even the Daily Politics’ Giles Dilnot turning out as a ringer for the Lords couldn’t stop them. Highlight was Bercow calling Shelbrooke “a very big bloke” – Shelbers replied “it’s all relative…”

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