Why Did Corbyn Miss A Vote Last Night?

Jeremy Corbyn missed a vote last night on an amendment placed in his own name to the Finance Bill. This was an amendment which potentially could have defeated the Government as eight DUP MPs voted with Labour, the SNP, Lib Dems, and Plaid Cymru. Senior Labour MPs are furious that party lost the vote when a tighter whipping operation could have defeated the Government.

Labour reportedly claim that he missed the vote because he was paired with a Tory MP, although the Tories insist he was not. So what’s the truth?

UPDATE: Labour have now clarified that Corbyn wasn’t paired after all, but he was given permission not to be there, because of “meetings”. Curious…

Corbyn: I Don’t Know How I’d Vote In A Second Referendum

Guido is pretty sure he knows how the lifelong Lexiteer would vote…

Corbyn Hasn’t Read The Draft Withdrawal Agreement

Guido readers can get one step ahead of the leader of the opposition by reading the draft agreement in full here

Corbyn: We Will Vote Against This Deal

PMQs: Brexit Knockout Special

Theresa May knew she was in for a tough bout when howls of laughter greeted her stock response to the opening question: “This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others…” She had survived the warm-up rounds with her ministers for now, but could she withstand a gruelling slugfest with the MPs? It must have been serious as Jeremy Corbyn had improbably decided to go in on the issue of the day…

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Labour Press Office Complains About the Truth


Let’s examine this post-midnight claim by Labour’s Press team:

  • In 1975, Corbyn voted in favour of leaving the European Economic Community, which later became the European Union
  • Corbyn later voted against the Maastricht Treaty that created the EU, arguing it was undemocratic.
  • Corbyn voted against the Lisbon Treaty, which established the constitutional basis for the EU.
  • In 2010, Jeremy Corbyn voted against the creation of the European Union’s diplomatic service.
  • In 2011, he broke the Labour whip to vote for a referendum on our EU membership.
  • During the referendum, when for party management reasons he supposedly supported the remain campaign, he went on holiday.
  • After the referendum he called for the immediate triggering of Article 50.
  • During the 2016 general election his Labour Party stood on a platform of implementing Brexit.
  • He now says “Brexit can’t be stopped.”
  • His leadership of the Labour Party is widely recognised as strategically enabling for Brexit.

Corbyn has always been against what he sees as a capitalist club and he has been admirably consistent on this issue for over four decades. Who is Labour’s press team trying to kid?

Labour All At Sea Over Brexit

Labour are all at sea over Brexit again, with Keir Starmer directly contracting his party leader’s comments on whether Brexit can be stopped. Starmer told Sky News this morning “Brexit can be stopped” just days after Corbyn categorically told Der Spiegel on Friday that Labour “can’t stop” Brexit:

DS: “If you could stop Brexit, would you?”

JC: “We can’t stop it. The referendum took place. Article 50 has been triggered. What we can do is recognise the reasons why people voted Leave.”

Emily Thornberry and Dianne Abbott have also given conflicting signals in recent days, with Thornberry telling Marr yesterday a second referendum was still an option, while Abbott warned against the idea on Question Time last week. Civil war in North London luvvie land…

Labour’s position on the deal itself is no less unclear, with shadow Brexit minister Jenny Chapman making distinctly positive noises about the possibility of Labour supporting a deal on All Out Politics despite Thornberry coming down strongly against the prospect yesterday. Labour’s “constructive ambiguity” is increasingly looking less like astute party management and more a symptom of serious internal shadow Cabinet splits…

The Government’s fundamental problem with getting a deal through Parliament – if it even gets through Cabinet – is that voting down the deal is all things to all people. The Labour frontbench sees it as the best route to a general election. Brexiteers see it as the way to force ‘no deal’. Remainers see it as their best chance of securing a second referendum. The Johnson-Johnson pincer movement looks particularly dangerous for the Government. But ultimately only one of these groups can actually get what they want…

Corbyn Ally, Former Islington Mayor Linked To Radical Pro-Paedophile Group

Sandy Marks, a well known Labour activist and former Islington Mayor, has in a new comprehensive report been revealed to have been involved with a radical pro-paedophile activist group called Fallen Angels. The report, written by Sarah Morgan QC and accepted in full by Islington Council found that despite previous denials, Marks had been listed as a contact point for Fallen Angels, in an ‘International Gay Association’ newsletter in 1980. Her picture also appeared in the publication.

The report concluded that Sandy Marks “spoke for” Fallen Angels, and “expressed support for” abolishing age of consent laws, and for “what was described as the right to sexual self-determination for all”, irrespective of age. Safe to say Corbyn might not want to be so closely associating himself with her in the future…

UPDATE: A co-conspirator has rung up Guido to remind him of more Islington Labour paedophile links. The BBC’s 2011 documentary ‘An Abuse of Trust’ revealed Jeremy Corbyn’s old constituency agent Derek Sawyer had a close relationship with notorious paedophile Derek Slade.

Oh, and the child protection solicitor for Islington Council around the time Marks was mayor? None other than Keith Vaz.

Boris is Still UK’s Most Popular Politician

Boris Johnson tops out YouGov’s list of politicians by popularity, with a positive rating of 32%, when you look at the net approval ratings Boris is 3 points ahead of Theresa. The other Tory frontrunners to replace May, David Davis and Sajid Javid come in at 18th and 33rd respectively. Despite the unforgiving treatment in the remainstream media Boris still has better net approval ratings than both May and Corbyn…

More people have heard of Jacob Rees-Mogg (72%) than Ruth Davidson (62%), however the people who have the highest recognition ratings are Boris, May and Corbyn coming in at 97%, 100%, and 98% respectively. This helps explain Sajid’s dismally low numbers…

Finally, the public don’t appear to be too enthusiastic about a David Cameron comeback. Despite his name recognition, Dave comes in at 23rd, with just 18% approval and a worse negative rating than Nigel Farage…

Corbyn’s Unlawful Left Turn

As this screenshot shows, Jeremy Corbyn MP was seen cycling the wrong direction up a one-way street live on Sky News. The route he is taking goes in the direction of Parliament, therefore it is safe to assume it is not a mistake and he knows where he is going, even if he seems unaware of the Highway Code. There is no bike lane or alternative route for cyclists in this direction. Jeremy is of course going leftwards against the rightwards flow…

Criminal Investigation into Labour Anti-Semitism as 38% Believe Corbyn is an Anti-Semite

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem is in the spotlight again as it emerged this morning that the Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism within the party. The police have been examining an internal Labour document detailing allegations of anti-Semitism which was obtained by LBC and concluded that several allegations within it were worthy of full criminal investigations.

It comes as a new Populus/BICOM poll found that 38% of Brits believe that Corbyn himself is anti-Semitic. Only 1 in 4 people agreed that he was a “committed campaigner against racism of all kinds, including antisemitism”, while as few as 19% believed that he had “worked hard to deliver peace between Israel and the Palestinians”. Almost double that number instead thought that he “only seems interested in talking to those organisations which have been deemed terrorists by the British Government, the EU and the US State Department”. The fish rots from the head...

Corbyn Walks Right Into PMQs Trap

Jeremy Corbyn has got somewhat better at PMQs compared to his early attempts back in those heady days of 2015, but his improvement didn’t stretch to spotting the obvious trap of mentioning Hammond’s tax cuts. May was well prepared to hit back at the Labour Party’s flip flopping on the issue. Amateur hour…

McDonnell v Corbyn on Tax Cuts


Labour haven’t quite worked out what their line is on the perennially popular idea of letting people keep more of their own money.

“We wouldn’t reverse” versus “ideological tax cuts.”

Corbyn didn’t really know how to respond yesterday and just blurted out his usual slogans and soundbites…

WATCH: Corbyn Trying To Floss

Following in the footsteps of his shadow BEIS Minister Bambos Charalambos, Corbyn has himself attempted to floss. “It’s a bit Mr. Bean isn’t it…”

£1.7 Million Fund to Fight Anti-Semitism in the Budget

Charities are set to receive a £1.7 million funding boost in next week’s Budget to help fight against rising anti-Semitism by educating students about the horrors of the Holocaust. The funding will enable student visits to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as well as supporting visits from Holocaust survivors to schools to enable students to hear first-hand testimonies.

The Community Security Trust reported a record-high 1,382 incidents of anti-Semitism in the UK last year while two in five British Jews have said they would “seriously consider” emigrating if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister. At least one party is taking the problem seriously…

Corbyn’s PMQs Pizza Gag

A reasonably well-executed gag about pizza from Corbyn after grilling the PM on whether Chequers is dead or not…

British Jews Leaving UK for Israel up by 7%

Despite a decrease in immigration to Israel from most western countries, including France and the United States, immigration to Israel from the United Kingdom has risen by 7 percent in just the first eight months of 2018. The Jerusalem Post writes that “many Jews are contemplating leaving there in light of the prospect of the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party, with its antisemitism problem, reaching power.”

It comes after the Jewish Chronicle found that two in five Jews living in Britain would seriously consider emigrating if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister. Some are not willing to wait…

Parliament Turns Away Scores of Interns in Security Clampdown

Guido hears that scores of interns and kids on work experience have been turned away from Parliament today in an apparent big crack down on people working on the Parliamentary estate without security clearance.

Before now it had been standard practice for MPs to take in students for shadowing or work experience, who would never go to the lengths of obtaining a formal pass for their few days in parliament.

This crackdown seems to be as a result of the Leader of the Opposition’s office employing full time staff for months without security clearence, an entirely different situation to teenagers on work experience. Interns have been joking with each other that Jezza has ruined it for everyone…

One recently employed staffer in the process of applying for a pass told Guido that “People who have been working here for weeks are suddenly being turned away. Others here on work experience aren’t going to be able to get any experience at all. It’s going to be even harder to get your foot in the door at Westminster now.”

Guido understands that some interns who were turned away have successfully made it in after being advised by their offices to enter the estate via another entrance under the guise of being there ‘for a meeting.’ If security have merrily been turning away work experience kids, does that mean they will finally start turning away Corbyn’s aides?

Former MI6 Chief “Troubled” by Corbyn

Former chief of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove says he is “troubled” by Jeremy Corbyn’s past associations:

“I think someone coming from my background is troubled by Jeremy Corbyn’s past associations, some of which I find surprising and worrying… He has enthusiastically associated himself with groups and interests which I would not say were the friends of the British nation…

“I’m expressing concerns about him and his political past which I think are pretty extensively shared by a lot of people.”

He’s not the only one to have concerns about Agent COB…

Labour Drops Press Complaints About Terror Wreath ‘Smears’

Remember the Labour Party complaining to the press regulator IPSO about the coverage of Jeremy Corbyn laying a wreath in memory of terrorists at a cemetery in Tunisia? The party claimed The Sun, Times, Telegraph, Mail, Express and Metro had smeared Jezza over the event.[…] Read the rest

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