Diane Abbott Illegal Immigration Brain Fade

Brain fade moment for Diane Abbott, who was repeatedly unable to answer whether Labour would deport illegal immigrants on Good Morning Britain:

“All I can say to you Piers is that anybody watching the programme this morning will be surprised that you don’t want to talk about the immediate plight of the Windrush generation… The logical fallout from the state the immigration and nationality department is in is to try and work towards an immigration and nationality department which is much more fair and much more efficient and this is something I’m working on the nuts and bolts of.”

Remember when Diane was accusing Amber Rudd of not being across the details?

Mirror Group Admits Editors Condoned & Encouraged Hacking for Years

As part of its settlement with Hugh Grant, the Mirror Group has made an apology and today admitted the following (the quote is from the court statement):

“A number of its senior employees, including executives, editors and journalists, condoned, encouraged or actively turned a blind eye to the widespread culture of unlawful information-gathering activities at all three of its newspapers for many years and actively sought to conceal its wrongdoing from its many victims of intrusion. its repeated and prolonged intrusions into innocent people’s lives over, in some instances, a decade, could have been prevented or interrupted. Instead, Trinity Mirror failed to properly investigate these disgraceful actions and/or to act sufficiently when the allegations of MGN’s journalists’ unlawful activities were first alleged and publicly emerged in 2006 and when the first inquiries into these wrongdoings were made.”


Awkward…

Rich’s Monday Morning View

Trump Apologetic Over Retweeting Britain First

Piers on Labour’s Twitter Mob Hypocrisy

Read the stories on Jared O’Mara and Angela Rayner, both broken by Guido. Piers another happy reader…

Friday Caption Contest (Hard Out Here Edition)

Entries in the comments…

Owen, Piers, Guido Three-Way

Owen Jones was pontificating on Paperchase and the decline of the right-wing press. Piers Morgan got involved and so did Media Guido:

Guardianistas should be more worried about getting eclipsed by the likes of The Canary

Corbyn Bombshell / Tory Bombshell


This latest Tory poster looks like an easy hit on Corbyn, except… the Tories are promising an expensive bomb – Trident for the navy, which will mean less for the army. As many in the senior ranks of the army will tell you, the incredibly expensive Trident system, designed for an historic Cold War enemy, means less weapons for the army in the active theatres in which they are fighting.

Are the Tories promising less debt and lower taxes overall? No.

UPDATE: Piers Morgan nuked Jon Ashworth on the issue this morning:

06.46 and Labour’s first incoherent interview of the day already underway…

Piers Wounds Clegg

You can tell by the look on Clegg’s face that hurt…

Piers Morgan on Fidelity

From Piers Morgan’s FT interview:

“When Morgan was an interviewer, he boasted about having “no shame about asking anyone anything”. I wonder what that feels like. So I ask him, “What keeps you faithful to your wife?” It feels awful asking this stuff. “Henry, move on,” Morgan says.”

Piers in Heels

He sadly refused to twerk…

“Feminist” Ewan McGregor Defended Child Rapist Polanski

Principled feminist Ewan McGregor pulled out of a TV interview with Piers Morgan this morning, tweeting: “Won’t go on with him after his comments about #WomensMarch.” Worth recalling a different interview McGregor was entirely happy to give: fawning over film director Roman Polanski, who was famously jailed for the rape of a 13-year-old girl whom he drugged and sodomised. McGregor said he was “upset” for Polanski, claiming the convicted child abuser is “not a danger to society in any way“. Polanski is the cause of justified outrage for feminists, so much so that only today he was today forced to step down from hosting the French Oscars in disgrace. Ewan’s record means he is hardly a great addition to the sisterhood…

Bad Al Campbell Heckles Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan on Trump’s Power

Corbyn U-Turns on Free Movement U-Turn

Jeremy Corbyn has entirely predictably backtracked on the overnight briefing saying he would ditch his commitment to free movement. Speaking to Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, he clarified that “If the EU says access to the single market requires freedom of movement I would say… economically we’ve got to be able to trade with Europe”. In other words that Britain should prioritise the single market over controlling borders. He then told Today he would not end the “right to travel”, also known as free movement, adding “We’re not saying anyone couldn’t come here”.

As of last night Corbyn was saying “Labour is not wedded to freedom of movement for EU citizens”, this morning he’s ultimately saying he would keep free movement. When Labour sent out the speech excerpts outlining the tougher line on immigration, it was inevitable that Corbyn wouldn’t stick to it. What will he say in his speech? Find out at 3pm…

Labour’s Hotline to Trump

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Labour’s confused response to Trump has seen them favourably compare him to Jeremy Corbyn, then attack Theresa May for seeking an alliance with the President-elect. Meanwhile the Labour Twitterati are mocking the Tory row over whether they should use Farage as an intermediary. Turns out Labour have their own hotline to Trump: on Wednesday morning Tom Watson messaged Piers Morgan asking him to put in a good word:

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Not sure which is more bizarre – Labour reaching out to the Donald or doing it via Piers…

Piers Morgan Refuses to Deny Affair

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Charlotte Edwardes interrogates Piers Morgan in the Times:

Would he still hold celebrities to account? “Where there’s blatant hypocrisy, yes, of course. If you sell your wedding to OK! magazine for £1 million and are having an affair with one of the bridesmaids, do you have any right to say that the press shouldn’t run that?”

He’s less forthcoming about his own indiscretions. How many affairs did he have?

“I never talk about such things. I never talk about marriages, relationships or anything like that.” But why? “I find it vaguely toe-curling. I love the fact that other people do it, and for my entire career, I have celebrated other people spilling their guts about their sexual shenanigans, but you will not lure me into giving you…”

There’s no “luring”. “I understand what you are doing. I’m not going to talk about my sex life with you at all.” How many affairs was it? He tsks. Will he deny having an affair? “I’m not going to say anything more about it.”

Boom…

Fallon Welches on £1,000 Piers Morgan Bet

Both Michael Fallon and John Whittingdale made pre-referendum bets that, should Cameron lose the vote, he wouldn’t resign. Now Piers is calling in his bets, promising to donate the winnings to charity. Pay up, Fallon…

People occasionally ask Guido, with a sense of foreboding, when will the pundit and polling analyst Dan Hodges do his naked Brexit run? Guido will be negotiating the time and location with the sagacious streaker this week. Stay tuned…

UPDATE: Piers wants Guido to remind Whitto as well:

Trump On Brexit and Boris

On Brexit:

“I think that Britain will separate from the EU. I think that maybe it’s time – especially in light of what has happened with the craziness that’s going on, with the migration, with people pouring in all over the place – I think that Britain will end up seperating from the EU.”

On Boris:

“I know nothing about him really. I see him, he looks like a great character and is probably a nice guy, and maybe he thinks politically it’s popular [to oppose Trump]”

On Britain:

“I love the UK, I think it’s an amazing – just one of my favourite places in the world – I love the people… I just think that if I become president, I know that we’re going to have a fantastic relationship…I think the relationship will be better, actually much better, and much stronger than it is right now.”

Preparing the ground for a 2020 Trump/Boris love-in?

Trump v Morgan on ISIS, Brussels, and Cameron

In his first UK interview since running for President, Trump talks ISIS, Brussels, David Cameron, and his unpopularity in the UK. Piers is a friend and fan…[…] Read the rest

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