Shadow Cabinet Minister Says Boris is Unfairly Getting Blame for Coronavirus Failures

Labour’s Shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray used a Zoom call last week to complain about unfair attacks on Boris Johnson’s handling of Brexit; arguing Scotland’s failings are comparatively worse than England’s failings, yet the media continues to lavish praise on Nicola Sturgeon’s handling of the pandemic. Awkward truths he didn’t repeat on Question Time last night… 

During the Zoom call with a local London Labour branch, Murray also:

  • Complained “Boris gets the blame and not Nicola Sturgeon”.
  • Says the handling of Coronavirus in Scotland is “worse than what’s happening in England”
  • Suggested Sturgeon has unfairly blamed Boris for her own failures; mocking her approach as “look at me, I’m the strong leader, I’m making all these wonderful decisions on behalf of Scotland, and we’re doing much better than the English, but no responsibility for everything, it’s all Boris’s fault”
  • Singled out Robert Peston and Kay Burley’s “absolutely deplorable” praise of Sturgeon’s handling of Coronavirus
  • Claimed the media praise Sturgeon “without knowing anything about it”

The Starmerbot will be thankful Boris can’t fire back with these quotes at PMQs while Parliament’s in recess…

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Kay’s Capital Punishment for on Camera Cock-Up

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland had the pleasure of being the first ministerial guest on Kay Burley’s breakfast show since James Cleverly was empty chaired by her during the election campaign. Keen to heal the rift, when Burley’s teleprompter wrongly called Buckland the ‘Shadow Justice Secretary’ she was a little overzealous in what should happen to those responsible. GMB is yet to make amends with the Government. Perhaps suggesting the execution of a producer might help…

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Oh Kay: Burley Empty Chairs Cleverly When He Wasn’t Booked For Her Show

Kay Burley ’empty chaired’ James Cleverly this morning and the video is doing the rounds on social media, with almost 200,000 views it has been – shared by left-wing figures and Labour activists like Owen Jones. The only problem is Cleverly wasn’t booked to come on her show…

Cleverly had been scheduled to appear on TalkRADIO this morning but as he arrived at the Millbank studio booked for his Julia Hartley-Brewer interview, Kay Burley burst in. Guido understands Kay harangued Cleverly for not coming on her show at 8:30, but this was a last-minute booking and got squeezed because GMB overran this morning. He had been scheduled to appear on TalkRADIO at 8:40…

Millbank sources tell Guido that the studios descended into an unedifying shouting match. Guido understands even radio producers could hear Kay’s shouting over the microphone in James’ studio….

Politico‘s media round listing clearly shows that the Tory chairman wasn’t booked to appear on Sky today.

Listen to James’ baffled response here…

Pulling a stunt like this during purdah is a brave move for Sky. Guido hears a furious Number 10 are planning a formal Ofcom complaint…

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Kay Slaps Down Burgon Again

Readers may remember when Kay Burley slapped down Shadow Justice Secretary and Brain of Britain Richard Burgon on her new Breakfast show, when he implied Labour won the last election. This week Kay had to remind him that Gordon Brown was removed as Prime Minister. Guido hopes this continues as a weekly segment…

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Sky News Deals with Massive Leak

Westminster was dealing with a massive leak this afternoon. Not that of Geoffrey Cox’s legal advice to the PM, but the weather hammered down harder than a supreme court judge’s gavel (yes Guido knows UK judges don’t use gavels but the metaphor worked well). 

Watch above as Kay Burley deals with a massive drip, and Guido’s not talking about Lewis Goodall…

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Did Kay Burley Vote in the Referendum?

In a confrontation with Brexit Hero Lucy Harris MEP yesterday, Sky News’ Kay Burley claimed “I didn’t vote” in the EU referendum.

However, a quick scroll back to Kay’s tweets on the day of the referendum suggests otherwise, having Tweeted ‘#ivoted’ seven times that day.

She even implied she battled through the torrential downpour to get there. Kay signed off the interview by pointing to a report that said Sky News is the most trusted in the country. Guido finds that hard to believe

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