Twice As Many Voters Trust Boris than Corbyn on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn’s repeated attack line on Boris that “this Prime Minister cannot be trusted” might carry more weight if the country thought that Jeremy Corbyn was trustworthy at all. In reality, Corbyn is trusted on Brexit by just 16% of the UK public and distrusted by 76%. Conversely, more than twice as many people trust Boris, with his rating standing at 32%.

Less trusted than either of them, however, is this Parliament, which carries a lowly 14% trust rating – two points even lower than Corbyn. No wonder he doesn’t want to change it up with an election…

Corbyn’s Attempt at Humour

The country’s most irritable geography supply teacher tried joining in with the usual light-hearted tone of the Humble Address debate this afternoon, by making a prostitute joke…

As you can see in the footage, the subject of Corbyn’s joke was in stitches. Guido won’t be applying our ‘LoLabour’ tag to this one…

110 British Indian Organisation Claim Corbyn has ‘Sown Seeds of Disharmony’

As Guido reported on Friday, despite not being Prime Minister, Corbyn has already managed to spark a major diplomatic row in India following a meeting he had with the left wing Indian Congress Party in which he claimed they had discussed the ongoing issue in Kashmir, which then caused Modi’s party to accuse their opponents of “shameful shenanigans”. The Congress Party hit back, accusing Corbyn of misrepresenting their meeting. Corbyn’s stellar foreign policy record continues…

Now, 110 British Indian organisations have signed a letter addressed to Corbyn, expressing their “deep dismay” at the “one-sided and divisive” emergency motion on Kashmir that was passed at Labour’s conference, which has “sown the seeds of community disharmony within the United Kingdon“. Read the full letter below…

Guido also learns that a big protest is now planned for Wednesday, and Lord Gadhia will today be leading a charge on the issue in Parliament. This issue for Labour isn’t Kash-merely going to go away…

Corbyn Causes Scandal in India

Jeremy Corbyn was trending in India last night after a meeting he had with the Indian Congress Party. Corbyn tweeted that in the meeting he “discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir” and demanded a de-escalation and “end to the cycle of violence that has plagued the region for so long.”
He was quickly slapped down by the Congress Party leader who declared he is “shocked by [Corbyn’s] misrepresentation” saying that Jammu and Kashmir are purely India’s internal affairs and the Labour leader has no right to interfere. The Kashmir issue is incredibly sensitive in India and if the Congress Party are to win back power from Narandra Modi’s BJP, they can’t be seen to be fraternising with shady characters like Corbyn who is deeply unpopular in the country.

Modi’s BJP – the largest political party in the world – quickly quote tweeted Corbyn’s tweet to attack the Congress Party over its “shameful shenanigans” with the Labour Leader.

To which the Congress Party put out a statement declaring Corbyn’s tweet to be a misrepresentation of the meeting, and condemning his interpretation of what went on

Top Indian news channel Republic TV aired a damning segment slamming Corbyn following his meeting, which is now damaging the Congress party in India.

If Corbyn’s this good with Indian diplomacy, Guido can imagine how stellar he would perform with EU negotiations…

McDonnell Confirms He and Corbyn Will Resign if they Lose Another Election

In an interview with Alastair Campbell, John McDonnell has confirmed he and Corbyn will quit leading the Labour Party if they lose another election. Now all that remains is to make them realise this time round that coming 56 seats behind the Tories doesn’t count as a victory…

McDonnell may not even have to wait for an election defeat, however, as this morning it was learnt he may be shifting to backing Tom Watson’s plan of holding a referendum before an election; and in retaliation, some of Labour’s most hardcore membership are already briefing against himThe state of the Labour Party in 2019: where John McDonnell is being called a Blairite…

UPDATE: Shadow Cabinet member John Trickett appears to have joined in the pile on, having replied to the hard left anti-McDonnell video gaining traction on Twitter noting it’s popularity. Not as supportive as McDonnell would have wished for…

H/T @Kevin Schofield who spotted the quickly-deleted Tweet…

Corbyn’s New Chief of Staff’s Love-In with Jo Swinson

As Guido reported yesterday, Corbyn has a new Chief of Staff following the unceremonious removal of Karie Murphy two days ago. Whilst we know the new appointment, Helene Reardon Bond, is a married woman (purely on the basis her husband also works for Corbyn as his chauffeur), it looks like Bond has been flirting with someone else: Jo Swinson.

A quick scroll through Helene’s twitter shows a long history of overtly friendly messages with the Lib Dem leader, including “that’s the @joswinson I know!” and buying a signed copy of her book (apparently she has written one…)

Helene’s flirting with the Lib Dems shouldn’t come as a surprise though. Half of Labour’s voters are also doing it…

Corbyn’s New Chief of Staff Joins the Family Business

The Stalinist removal of Karie Murphy as Corbyn’s Chief of Staff yesterday was both shocking and unsurprising in equal measures. While Karie’s body is still warm, Corbyn has appointed former Whitehall equalities chief, Helene Reardon Bond, as her replacement.

Other than being characteristically posh, the appointment didn’t seem particularly interesting; however, it has now come to light that Bond’s own son, Jack, has worked in Corbyn’s office – running his Twitter account for a number of years. Bond’s husband is also one of Corbyn’s drivers.


As ever with the Labour party, it’s all about who you know…

Corbyn’s New Health Kick

Guido has obtained a picture of Jeremy Corbyn walking up an inclined running machine in Islington Leisure Centre last night. This follows a suspiciously glowing briefing about the Labour Leader’s energy to this morning’s Politico Playbook which quotes an onlooker who “watched as [Corbyn] did a stint on the treadmill and some chest presses “like a man two decades younger.””

Corbyn’s conveniently spotted health drive comes after observers at Labour Party conference and in Parliament have noticed the Labour leader has got himself a new pair of glasses with noticeably different lenses for each eye. Corbyn’s health kick shows he’s determined to prove the mutterings wrong…

Labour to Try to Block Tory Conference

As Guido reported yesterday, the Government will try and push on with Conservative Party Conference by laying a motion calling for a very short recess at the start of next week. This morning, Corbyn dashed those hopes by pledging that Labour will vote against that motion. Cummings promised to disrupt Labour conference, Guido may have to call this 1:0 to Labour…

Asked on Radio 4, Corbyn said “I won’t support anything that shuts down parliament until is absolutely clear [the government will accept the Benn bill].”

However whilst writing this article, Diane Abbott appeared on Sky News and contradicted Corbyn, saying “the Labour Party’s very benevolent and believes in fair play so we will see what they come forward with”. As ever, writing about Labour’s positions is like trying to hit a moving target…

Corbyn Loses it with the Media

Corbyn’s always had a Trumpian hatred of the media daring to scrutinise the leader of HM Opposition, footage has just emerged of Corbyn totally losing it with a scrum of cameras at Labour conference. Not a good look…

h/t @MattChorley and @paulbrandITV

Rich’s Monday Morning View

Corbyn Drops Even Lower as Least Popular Opposition Leader in History

New polling by Ipsos MORI today has revealed Jeremy Corbyn is solidifying his position as the least popular Leader of the Opposition in the history of British politics. No surprise he keeps voting down an election…

At the end of June, Corbyn dropped to the lowest ever LOTO rating with -58 approval, but today he has surpassed even that – dropping a clear four points behind Michael Foot’s personal best. He went on to lead Labour to its worst defeat since before the second world war, granting the Tories a 144 seat majority…

This is a pretty dire situation for Labour, as PoliticalBetting points out, he would have to stage a recovery far in excess of what happened in 2017 to have any hope of winning. Labour faces bigger challenges of a more charismatic Tory leader, a resurgent Lib Dems, and far fewer voters who categorise themselves as ‘undecided’. Corbyn’s poll rating before that election was just -25%, half as unpopular as today…

Corbyn Opposed the Backstop Because it would Trap UK in a Customs Union

Corbyn has given an interview to BBC News Northern Ireland in which he explains his fears about supporting the backstop were because it would trap the UK in a customs union with the EU… Only problem with that defence is membership of a customs union is currently Labour Party policy…

Boris’ Popularity Up Since Prorogation

New YouGov polling has shown Boris’s popularity has risen since he prorogued Parliament. Further revealing the gap between Westminster Bubble outrage and public perception…

The new polling also shows Corbyn’s unfavourability rating has risen by 2 points since the question was asked three weeks ago, and the public are beginning to notice Jo Swinson, with her ‘don’t know’ ratings falling by 11%.

The poll also dismisses the idea that Boris’s pro-Brexit policies will scare off ‘millions of remain Tory voters’, with 91% of current Tory voters approving of his leadership, compared to Corbyn’s 75% approval among Labour voters and Swinson’s 78% with Lib Dem supporters. Perhaps another prorogation will edge Boris’s popularity up even further…

Corbyn Gives Up on Having a Brexit Policy

After 3 years of dithering, u-turning and total confusion, last night Jeremy Corbyn finally gave up on trying to assert a Brexit policy on the Labour Party. He conceded to offering his cabinet a free vote in a second referendum should they win power…

Corbyn will also allow his MPs to campaign on either side of his proposed referendum – granting a huge choice between remaining, and staying in the customs union and regulatory orbit of the single market.

The move comes after Emily Thornberry’s excruciating Question Time appearance last week, where she had to explain with a straight face that if Labour came to power she would help negotiate a new deal with the EU, then campaign against it to stay in.

Meanwhile, deputy party leader Tom Watson has come up with yet another excuse to vote against a general election – saying there should be a second referendum beforehand. Maybe the new strategy is to make Britons so exhausted with as many votes as possible that they don’t notice Labour’s spinelessness…

Swinson More Popular than Corbyn With Labour 2017 Voters

New Opinium approval ratings for party leaders has shown that Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson is 8% higher than Corbyn… among Labour’s 2017 voters. 

The news of this reality was responded to by utter disbelief by members of the Absolute Boy’s Fan club, naturally.

By comparison, Tory 2017 voters are very much behind the Prime Minister, on +43pts. Versus Corbyn’s -85…

Corbyn Promised to Vote for a Government Election Motion

A little over one month ago, on 28 July 2019, Jeremy Corbyn committed to vote for an election “if the government puts down such a motion” under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act. Today Labour is expected to do the opposite of what their leader promised…

“Well an election takes about seven weeks from the point at which Parliament votes to hold it, under the Fixed Term Parliament Act, and two thirds of all MPs have to vote for it, but if the government puts down such a motion we would support it because we think the public do deserve an election. We have a government that doesn’t really have a majority, that has a deal made with the DUP some years ago, and cannot win votes in Parliament.”

Labour now seem to have totally abandoned their conference motion passed last year by an overwhelming majority of their delegates to push for an “immediate general election” if talks end in no-deal.

“Should Parliament vote down a Tory Brexit deal or the talks end in no-deal, Conference believes this would constitute a loss of confidence in the Government. In these circumstances, the best outcome for the country is an immediate General Election that can sweep the Tories from power.”

Whatever happened to their boasts of internal party democracy? Or for that matter, external democracy..?

Corbyn Signs Up to General Election

Clarifying his hitherto deliberately ambiguous statements on whether Labour will support a general election, when asked whether he will support one under ANY circumstances, Corbyn said

Of course, we are the opposition party, we want a general election”

Record Number of Boris’s Born

Unlike Boris, the ONS have released official birth figures, which show the number of parents naming their baby boys after the new PM has hit a record level of 47 babies. 34% up on last year. 

The previous Boris births peak was 43 in 2014, in the run up to the then Mayor of London returning to the Commons. The figures also show a 25% fall in the number of Jeremys – much in line with Labour’s polling position under Corbyn’s leadership; and the number of Theresas staying broadly stagnant. Sadly Guido has not spotted a single case of Jean-Claude fever…

Trump Trolls Corbyn

Trump has waded into today’s constitutional debate via his Twitter feed

Would be very hard for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, to seek a no-confidence vote against New Prime Minister Boris Johnson, especially in light of the fact that Boris is exactly what the U.K.[…] Read the rest

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