Woodcock’s Comedy Legal Threat

Shouty-crackers Corbyn hater-in-chief John Woodcock got very upset with former Corbyn spinner Matt Zarb-Cousin last night. Zarb-Cousin wouldn’t take Woodcock’s pious whinging and accused him of briefing against Corbyn “pretty much every day”. Woodcock responded by calling the tweet “defamatory” and threatening Zarb-Cousin. Handbags…

Strange Woodcock is claiming he hasn’t briefed against Corbyn. His pinned tweet is literally a video of him slagging Corbyn off…

Woodcock’s Loyalty Rewarded With Re-Selection

Just last week John Woodcock posted a video on Facebook making clear he was the “independent Labour candidate” firmly against Jeremy Corbyn in Barrow and Furness, and that he would work with the Tory government. Despite hopes from Corbynistas that he would be deselected, Woodcock has been confirmed as the Labour candidate. More Tory ammo… 

Woodcock: I Can’t Endorse Corbyn, Still Time For Him to Stand Down

Corbyn-hating Labour moderate John Woodcock, who has a majority of just 795, has said he cannot endorse his party leader to be Prime Minister and called for him to step down:

“I will not countenance ever voting to make Jeremy Corbyn Britain’s Prime Minister… I cannot countenance endorsing him for a role which I think even he does not think he is fit to carry out… There is still of course time for Jeremy to stand down rather than lead Labour to defeat.”

Expect that won’t be the last he hears of this from the Corbynistas…

John Woodcock’s Fake News

Labour MP John Woodcock tells his 26,000 Twitter followers this morning that “Brexit campaigners promised we would stay in” the single market:

This is just a lie. Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom from Vote Leave all said Brexit meant leaving the single market. Cameron and Osborne on the Remain side said the same thing.

Woodcock’s Barrow-in-Furness voted 60% to Leave. His voters should know that their MP is lying to them.

Popular SW1 Figures Caught Up in Nice Attack

The Speccie’s Isabel Hardman was in Nice at the time of the attacks last night, her report can be read here:

The Mirror meanwhile reports that Labour MP John Woodcock, also in Nice, gave shelter to a Parisian family in his flat:

Stay safe.

John Woodcock Deletes Another Social Media Post

A very generous offer from the MP for Barrow and Furness now withdrawn:

Two in two days…

John Woodcock’s Deleted Tweet

John Woodcock tweets and deletes:

“F*cking disaster. Worst week for Cameron since he came in and that f*cking stupid list makes us into a laughing stock.”

John Woodcock’s Deleted PMQs Summary

You can probably call that “hostile”…

John Woodcock on Labour’s 9/11 Apologist

John Woodcock on Labour’s 9/11 Apologist:

“I feel sick but please stay and help us fight this disgusting madness”

Corbyn Aide: I Think We Should Shoot Woodcock

Gavin Sibthorpe, above left, works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office as the Labour leader’s events officer. He is a relatively senior figure in the Labour leadership, and was named alongside Simon Fletcher and Andrew Fisher in the New Statesman’s Who’s Who of Corbyn’s team. Judging by his Instagram account, Sibthorpe will fit right in.

Under a screenshot of an email sent by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation last week, titled “Woodcock, to shoot or not to shoot?”, Sibthorpe (sibby_gav) couldn’t resist writing: “I think we should shoot”. Has this Corbyn aide taken up rural sports? Or could he possibly be talking about troublesome Labour moderate John Woodcock?

Geddit?

Guido is told this email has been widely circulated among Labour lefties making similar gags about their own MP. Best do it in private, comrades…

UPDATE: Woodcock responds:

Submarine Warfare on Commons Corridors

Labour moderate John Woodcock is having a good go at defending Trident renewal in the House this afternoon. This was the imaginative leaflet Woodcock had hung on MPs’ doorknobs in parliament this morning:

Yet one anti-Trident parliamentarian is not going down without a fight. This was found on SNP MP Pete Wishart’s door today:

A severe escalation of hostilities, or just sub-par?

H/T @claire_pearsall

Fast-Moving Stationery Investigation Halted With Apology

Labour MP John Woodcock has said sorry after the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner ruled that he shouldn’t have sent these raffle tickets offering tours of parliament using taxpayers’ money:

“I apologise for this inadvertent breach of the rules, which I have always strived to follow as your member of parliament. I take the proper use of parliamentary resources seriously…”

Yet the injustice doesn’t end there. Woodcock says in a statement:

“The founders of the Save Our Hospital campaign have decided to donate the full 25 per cent of the raffle proceeds – £837.50 to the Hospital Equipment for Furness Fund charity. The cost of the envelopes is being repaid from the remainder of the fund which had been earmarked for materials to be distributed after the forthcoming general election.”

Given it came out of his parliamentary expenses allowance, why doesn’t he just pay it back out of his own money?

John Woodcock: Stationery Investigation Moving Fast

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has launched an investigation into Labour MP John Woodcock’s expenses.

As Guido reported last week, Woodcock is under fire for his use of official stationary and flogging access to Parliament as raffle prizes.

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The ever so transparent process gives only the vaguest of details regarding the fast moving investigation: ‘stationary’. 

Worth noting that the Commissioner has also decided to take up Rifkind and Straw’s self-referrals, though given the snail’s pace that things happen over there, it seems unlikely any investigation will be concluded before the two party grandees leave the Commons. Perhaps in time for the 2016 New Year’s Honours…

John Woodcock Referred to Standards Commissioner

The long campaign is well underway, meaning candidate spending is limited to £30,700 and MPs are looking for ways to bend the rules to keep costs down. John Woodcock, for example, has sent his constituents a letter backing a ‘non-partisan’ third-party charity which, coincidentally, he has also made a central focus of his campaign for re-election. Pre-paid Commons envelopes are not allowed to be used “in a way that can be construed as campaign expenditure”, despite Woodcock using the word “campaign” four times in his letter backing the ‘Save Our Hospital’ group. The taxpayer is picking up the bill.



He is also auctioning off tickets to tours of parliament to raise cash for the ‘charity’. As you can see from Woodcock’s website, Save Our Hospital is a key part of his re-election campaign, listed as one of his main six re-election campaign pledges, so it is hardly independent. Tory MP David Morris has written to Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson asking her to investigate. Where is the money really going?

What Russell Brand Would Look Like as a Labour MP

John Woodcock demonstrates in this video



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