Government Supportive of a ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’

Kemi Badenoch dropped a major hint that we could soon get an official Margaret Thatcher day. Responding to a question from Sheryll Murray asking for one, equalities minister Badenoch replied:

“I would personally be very supportive of a Margaret Thatcher day, though I think that is more a question from the Prime Minister than myself.” 

Guido has asked No. 10 for their view…

Murray’s question seems perfectly sound. Down in the Falklands the residents are proud celebrators of Maggie, celebrating Margaret Thatcher Day every January 10th, with a bust and even Thatcher Drive in capital Stanley. There’s a template and no reason not to, let’s get it sorted ahead of next January…

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Vice’s Shoddy Kemi Badenoch Hatchet Job

Yesterday was Nadine Dorries’s day under attack from the left, today it’s new equalities minister Kemi Badenoch’s turn under the spotlight. Vice has published a supposedly explosive scoop claiming that, as a newly-elected backbencher in 2018, Badenoch made comments on tape that “mocked LGBTQ rights, questioned same-sex marriage, and called trans women “men””. The hack behind the piece, Ben Hunte, boasts that the comments were heard from “an explosive audio recording obtained by VICE World News.” When reading the article one thing becomes immediately obvious: the supposed audio recording is nowhere to be found. Neither is there any sort of transcript…

While there are a couple of very short quotes attributed to Badenoch, no wider context is included. The shoddiest section is on the claims that she “questioned same sex marriage”: 

“In the recording, the minister also appears to mock gay marriage, and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which was spearheaded by several of her predecessors as equalities minister.”

That’s all the information the reader is given. No recording, no quote, no transcript, nothing.

Hunte has a history of this kind of sloppy reporting. From April 2019 to September 2021, he was the BBC’s “LGBT Correspondent”, where his piece on a ruling by senior judges against children having access to hormone-blocking drugs was found by the BBC’s complaints unit to have beenone-sided and risked endangering vulnerable people”:

“the article did not meet the BBC’s standards for due impartiality or the requirements of the BBC’s guidelines on reporting suicide or attempted suicide”

Guido suggests Vice swiftly rewrites the piece with proof to substantiate their claims, or it won’t just be The Huffington Post Kemi’s at war with…

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Gibb Dismisses Williamson Sacking Rumours as “Press Speculation”

Following widespread reports in The Times and elsewhere that “rising Tory star” Kemi Badenoch is poised to replace Gavin Williamson as Education Secretary, rumours around SW1 have run amuck. Today on LBC, Schools Minister Nick Gibb responded to the reports:

“Well, this is all press speculation. I know the media loves to talk about these games. I’ve worked with Gavin Williamson for the last two years. He’s a very effective Secretary of State. He’s presided over making sure that young people can transition during the pandemic that they won’t suffer long term damage to their prospects as a consequence of the pandemic.” 

GCSE results are coming out this morning, so students won’t be the only ones nervously contemplating their fate…

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WATCH: Badenoch Calls Dawn Butler’s Hate-Stoking Race Comments “Disgraceful”

Speaking in the Commons, Kemi Badenoch condemned the use of racial slurs by black left-wing opponents, directed at fellow black Brits who disagree with their presentation of the country as a “systemically racist” society:

“It is wrong to accuse those who argue for a different approach as being ‘racism deniers’, or ‘race traitors’. It is even more irresponsible – dangerously so – to call ethnic minority people racial slurs like ‘Uncle Toms’, ‘Coconuts’, house slaves or house negros for daring to think differently.”

It seems one person who didn’t listen to the call for moderation was Dawn Butler, who despite hearing Badenoch’s request stood up and called the report “gaslighting on a national scale” and described the authors as “racial gatekeepers”. Kemi wasn’t having it…

This is the same Dawn Butler who in 2019 accused the PM of not showing a “shred of concern for the consequences of his words or actions”…

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Loony Leftie Lecturers Lining Up Against Kemi Badenoch

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch sent Twitter’s wokesters and academia’s race baiters into meltdown a fortnight ago when her savaging of “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) went viral, with 2.4 million views. Guido’s since picked up on an open letter doing the rounds in nutty left-wing academic circles, who – unable to take on the substance of what Badenoch argues – have chosen instead to misrepresent her words. Aside from their attacks on the substance of Kemi’s words – incorrectly claiming she wants “the banning of certain ideas or schools of thought” and that she misunderstands history and CRT – the mostly former-polytechnic-based academics now claim CRT has “scientific principles” behind their ideology. Eugenicists, phrenologists and Marxists have argued the same for decades..

Looking into the list of mainly non-black academics telling Kemi Badenoch to ‘educate herself’, many have a track record of peddling conspiracy theories, hard-left drivel and even racist tropes against ethnic minorities they disagree with. Guido brings you some of the eye-catching highlights:

Dr Goldie Osuri – Associate Professor, University of Warwick

  • Claimed antisemitism in the Labour Party was an ‘Israeli Lobby kind of idea’ 
  • Said the Israeli Prime Minister was a butcher and that Israelis were ‘bloodthirsty’

Dr Sadhvi Dar – Senior Lecturer in CSR and Business Ethics, Queen Mary’s

  • Accuses the Royal family of upholding white supremacy
  • Believes white people subordinate all people of colour
  • Believes universities are an arm of the state designed to keep non-white people down. 
  • Blamed racism for obesity

Dr Hannah Robbins – Director of Black Studies, University of Nottingham

  • Equates singing Rule Britannia with celebrating mass slaughter. 
  • Claimed singing Rule Britannia at the Proms was a constant reminder of how her ancestors had been killed. 

Dr Jou Yin Teoh – Lecturer and Racial and Cultural Equity, Brunel University London

  • Apologist for the Chinese regime: “Even the Chinese government is able to acknowledge that anti-black sentiments exist in China and is taking proactive steps to acknowledge it. So let’s not be apologists for bad behaviour, shall we?”

Lubaaba Al-Azami – PhD Candidate English Literature, University of Liverpool

  • Defended Jeremy Corbyn by calling Tony Blair the architect of a violent racist ideology
  • Called Boris Johnson ‘human scum’

Dr Hadiza Kere Abdulrahman – Lecturer in Inclusive Education, Bishop Grosseteste University

  • Asked non-white conservatives to consider whether they were truly conservatives because of their race. 

Professor Bobby Banerjee – Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise, The Business School, University of London

  • Claims there are too many white people at business schools and that these schools continue to profit from killing people

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury – Lecturer in Public Law, Queen Mary, University of London

  • Accused the Labour party of destroying Iraq and Afghanistan ‘bastardising’ their children
  • Blamed Britain’s foreign policy for terror attacks on the UK by extremists. 

Dr Triona Fitton – School of Social Policy Lecturer, University of Kent

  • Believes Starmer is using Jews as a cover for factional bloodletting

Dr Gurnam Singh – Honorary Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

  • Teaches students that a belief in meritocracy is evidence of white supremacy

Annabel Crowley – University of the Arts London

  • Asserts “non-white people in the UK grow up enveloped by institutional white supremacy”
  • Sees white people as a ‘discomforting force’.
  • Waving the English flag shows ‘unflatering loyalty to whiteness’. 

Zey Suka-Bill – University College London

  • Believes what is taught at schools and universities uphold western dominance and whiteness. 
  • Believes the curriculum at universities is ‘whitewashed’ and used to marginalise non-white people. 

Dr David Wearing – International Relations, University of Southampton

  • Described Sir Keir Starmer as a “middling white guy plank of wood with a haircut” and said Labour was “fucked” if Rebecca Long-Bailey was not elected leader.
  • Believes black students only thrive when their teacher and authors look like them.
  • Admits Labour members do not care about racism

Looks like Kemi’s on pretty sound ideological ground…

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Badenoch’s Four Day Week

Asked by Clive Lewis whether the Treasury will consider a four-day working week, Badenoch agrees to a meeting. One Tory MP heckles:

“But not on a Friday”

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