Cleverly Joins Streak of Ministerial Security Breaches

It’s been quite the week for ministerial security lapses – yesterday both Ben Wallace and Priti Patel admitted giving access to pranksters posing as the Ukrainian PM, and on Monday Guido revealed Esther McVey had leaked Saj’s personal phone number on Instagram. Now we can add James Cleverly to this line-up.

Two days ago a video appeared on the TikTok account of abzyy.2k, a young boy whose main output consists of “Uber pranks”, i.e. getting into the back of random people’s cars and pretending they thought it was their Uber ride. Despite the unbelievable chances, the sixth instalment of said prank happened to be on none other than James Cleverly who, understandably, struggled to see the funny side of it. What happened to that debate about MP security after Amess’s murder? 

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Friday Caption Contest

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Cleverly: We Don’t Need Power Vacuum if Boris is Handed FPN
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Cleverly Parries Robinson Over Starmer “Carrying the Can” for Savile Failure

As the row over Boris’s Savile attack spills into another day, James Cleverly gave Nick Robinson as good as he got on the Today Programme this morning. With Robinson repeatedly provoking Cleverly to admit the attack was “a smear” and he “knows it”, Cleverly pushed back and pointed out Starmer’s hypocrisy over his own leadership:

“Keir Starmer has said that leaders should carry the can – his words. He has apologised for the CPS’s failure to prosecute whilst he was director of public prosecutions… if the criticism that Keir Starmer is laying at the Prime Minister is about taking responsibility for the actions of organisations he leads… I think highlighting the fact that Keir Starmer, in a position of leadership, also apologised on behalf of his organisation…”

Cleverly’s right: Starmer did apologise on behalf of the CPS, and he did say leaders should carry the can. The culture is set at the top of an institution…

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WATCH: Cleverly Admits No Hotels have yet Signed up to Quarantine Plans

Last night the government at last revealed details of its quarantine plan for arrivals from countries of high concern only. The measures will come in on February 15th, with the government merely saying “Discussions with transport and hospitality industry [are] already underway and commercial specification issued to hotels”. This morning James Cleverly finally admitted one key problem with the plan so far: no hotels have yet signed up to the proposals. So far it is a secret and cunning plan…

Ferrari confronted the FCDO minister with the confession from the London Hotel Group CEO that he was only asked mid-afternoon yesterday whether he could provide the rooms, and the government has set a deadline of 5pm today to secure 28,000. If the government’s struggling to organise this half-arsed policy, god knows how bungled attempts at a full travel ban would have been…

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Cleverly’s Magnitsky Sanctions Brain Fade

The FCDO merger has clearly proved time-consuming for James Cleverly, not finding the time to do his dispatch box homework. In the Commons just now MPs witnessed an embarrassing scene as the minster of state forgot the phrase “Magnitsky Sanctions”Raab initially looked pretty FuCkeDOff…

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