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Tories’ Starmer Whataboutery Slammed by Paparazzi Creator

The Tories rebuttal unit went into overdrive at the weekend, trying to parry Labour’s partygate attacks by re-upping the 2021 Sun article that revealed Starmer himself potentially breached Covid rules sharing a beer with by-election campaigners. The Telegraph went big with it on Friday, followed up by the Mail on Saturday and this Monday. Starmer has categorically denied claims of rule-breaking, refuting that it’s on par with No. 10’s crisis…

Despite the Tories’ clear desire to push this counterpoint, they will be disappointed to learn the person who snapped the incriminating footage – James Delingpole’s son, Ivo – is just as angry with the Tories as anyone else. Taking to Instagram yesterday he reacted to the Mail’s splash with pleasant surprise:

“Bit strange to have a video I filmed… on the front cover of a newspaper. I didn’t make any money from it and didn’t sent it to them, but glad the hypocrisy was outed nonetheless”

However he followed up:

“It was last year and just outside my university house… I hope this in no way helps the Prime Minister defend himself from critics, and that he gets no respite from the questioning and criticism [he] deserves”

Back to the drawing board for No. 10’s rebuttal unit…

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Poll Shows Rishi Wouldn’t Save the Tories

Andrew Cooper’s polling firm Yonder interviewed 2,075 UK adults online between 14th & 16th January 2022 on behalf of Tory-backing advertising entrepreneur Michael Moszynski.  The interviews were conducted during the height of outrage this weekend. As you would expect the numbers for Boris were on the floor. The hypothetical leadership of Rishi Sunak, however, did not save the Tory majority either.

Under Rishi, according to this poll, the Tories would lose 104 seats compared to the 2019 result under Boris. While this is merely hypothetical, it’s something for Tory MPs to ponder…

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Labour DID Call for More Restrictions in December

Now that the worst of Omicron appears to have passed without restrictions in England, Labour are quickly trying to get on the front foot by publishing a ten point ‘living with Covid’ plan, and insisting the country never returns to lockdown. They are doing this because, once again, they called it wrong when the data were less clear. 

Yesterday on Sunday Morning, Sir Keir insisted that Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting never called for further restrictions beyond Plan B. Streeting himself has said the same thing. It is simply untrue. 

On 20 December 2021, Streeting appeared on BBC News to discuss Labour’s position on Omicron, where newsreader Clive Myrie confronted him directly on Plan B:

“You say that Plan B isn’t stringent enough… you clearly are basing the suggestion that Plan B isn’t good enough on the data that’s out there…so what would you do differently?”

At no point did Streeting dispute Myrie’s claim. On the contrary, he nodded and proposed “new measures around social distancing, or indoor mixing in households or businesses. There are a wide range of options.” Now it’s clear all of that would have been unnecessary, they’re pretending Streeting never said it. Just like how they conveniently ignore Starmer’s claim that unlocking in July would cause “chaos and confusion”…

mdi-timer 17 January 2022 @ 10:52 17 Jan 2022 @ 10:52 mdi-twitter mdi-facebook mdi-whatsapp mdi-telegram mdi-linkedin mdi-email mdi-comment View Comments
Starmer: I’m Not Threatened by a Corbyn Breakaway Party

A bold start to the week from Keir Starmer during his LBC Q&A; responding to a question about whether he’s “threatened” by reports of Corbyn about to form a breakaway hard-left party, the Labour leader confidently responded:

“I don’t feel threatened in the slightest by that… I think the vast majority of Labour supporters want to see a Labour government.” 

Starmer also spelt out his timetable for taking power, after step (1) not blame the electorate for 2019, (2) demonstrate the government’s isn’t fit for purpose, (3) now in 2022 to show Labour’s ready for government. Step three may prove his undoing…

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Starmer Denies Breaking Rules: “No Comparison” with PM
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