Jenrick Claims Sturgeon Not Taking a Single Small Boat Migrant

During a Home Office questions session in the Commons this afternoon, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick told the House that the Scottish Government is refusing to take a single migrant that’s crossed the channel:

“The Scottish government are refusing to take any of the asylum seekers arriving in the UK on small boats. That is not right. There is a widening gulf between the actions of the Scottish Government and their rhetoric, and I’d ask [Alison Thewlis] to consider that.”

Just last week, Nicola Sturgeon said “I just think all of the Tory approach to this lacks basic humanity.” The hypocrisy is rank. In other news, has Yvette Cooper taken in any refugees yet?

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Jenrick Insists He Wouldn’t “Demonise” Migrants By Calling Crossings “An Invasion”

Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick was out batting on a sticky wicket this morning as he tried to defend the embattled Home Secretary. Last night, while sat behind Suella Braverman as she declared the migrant crossings an “invasion on the south coast”, Guido couldn’t help noticing Jenrick looking a bit tense. Wonder why…

On Sky News, Jenrick suggested he didn’t exactly agree:

“Well, in a job like mine, you choose your words very carefully, and I would never demonise people coming into this country in pursuit of a better life. And I understand and appreciate our obligation to refugees…”

Later on BBC Breakfast, however, he’d already diluted his language, claiming he “[thinks] it’s a phrase that expresses very clearly the concern that millions of people feel across the country”. Remember last week when the government claimed he hadn’t been put in the Home Office as a centrist diluting agent to hardline Braverman?

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Truss Woos Crowd at Conservative Friends of Ukraine Launch

Shortly after her first Tory leadership hustings, last night Liz Truss made her way over to the Carlton Club for the Conservative Friends of Ukraine’s inaugural drinks reception, launched by Robert Jenrick. Stood just metres away from the room in which Chris Pincher’s wandering hands ensured the collapse of the government, the crowd dined on canapés as Ukrainian ambassador Vadym Prystaiko took to the lectern and thanked the UK for its continuing support, adding he was certain that would continue regardless of who wins the leadership race. Jenrick, supporting Rishi, nodded along while Truss smiled politely…

Liz herself then wooed the room with the usual notes on the UK’s world-leading response to the war, and insisted sanctions would not be lifted “until the Russian army has left Ukraine”. The crowd murmured warmly in agreement, although a few eyebrows were raised when she accidentally claimed the government had imposed the fiercest sanctions possible on… Ukrainians [sic]. Thankfully the ambassador seemed not to notice. Nonetheless, she then insisted the government’s support was ironclad, and the UK would always be by Ukraine’s side. Diplomatic incident avoided… 

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Government’s Quiet Rule Change Doubles Down Against Ultra-Woke LGBTQIBLMA+ Flag

Back in June last year Guido noted that specific permission is only given for public buildings to fly “the horizontal striped rainbow flag, such as the “Pride” flag” and any other variation is theoretically outside of the law. Following a bout of woke councils and government departments beginning to fly the super-woke LGBTQIBLMA+ flag, Robert Jenrick had clearly enough…

An SW1 source took time out at conference to nod Guido in the direction of an interesting amendment quietly made by the former local government secretary in July, changing the wording of the government’s rules to overtly specify:

“the Rainbow flag (six horizontal equal stripes of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet)”

Clearly they want to clamp down on the BLM and Trans triangles versions…

Guido’s Whitehall source notes that the civil service code says even woke mandarins “must… comply with the law and uphold the administration of justice”. They suggested any civil servant who knowingly broke this law could face losing their pensions in extremis…

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Jenrick: NHS App’s Ping System Unlikely to Be Made Less Sensitive
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Jenrick: “You Won’t Have to Wait Very Much Longer” for Social Care Plan
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