Rupa Huq Welcomes “Tax Dodgers” Amazon’s New Grocery Store to Constituency

Ever-innovative Amazon launched their first checkout-free store in the UK at the weekend in Ealing, bringing over the high-tech concept from their American trials. The store’s new constituency MP Rupa Huq welcomed in the new shop with a visit yesterday, Tweeting Unusual to see Amazon branded curry and milk. Bakery particularly popular. Staff instore and out to manage queue plus click & collect but no till and QR code to enter means it’s ..different”. Oddly her mask seemed to disappear between taking her Twitter promo pics and leaving the store…

Guido imagines Huq didn’t make her previous views on Amazon known while on the visit, having previously called them “tax dodgers“, said the government should “go after them“, and accused them of hurting local independent retailers such as bookshops. There was a reason Amazon didn’t ask her to cut the red ribbon…

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Rupa Huq Spreads Covid Cheer to Constituents

Rupa Huq’s constituents in Ealing Central and Acton have been receiving a somewhat ill-advised Christmas card from their MP this year; fronted by a dark, glossy picture of scaffolding-clad Parliament haunted by floating multicoloured luminescent festive Coronaviruses. Rupa has not responded to Guido’s request for comment. Her Ealing constituency has been hit by hundreds of coronavirus deaths.

Rupa isn’t the only MP to reference the year’s political crises with her Christmas cards. Peter Bone has treated MPs to this photoshop masterpiece:

What’s the banker offering on fishing transition quotas, Peter? 

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Rupa Huq: Boris is Going to Win

Top Corbyn ally Rupa Huq has been caught conceding the election a week out to Boris Johnson.

Addressing a 200-strong husting in her Acton constituency after the launch of the election, Huq said “Realistically… it’s going to be a Johnson victory, a Johnson majority” and boasted of being a thorn in the side of three PMs. Looks like it’ll be Corbyn feeling her thorns today…

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MPs Begin Returning from Prorogation

Lady Hale only delivered her constitutional blow half an hour ago, but already MPs are returning to Parliament. Not an arduous journey for the cabal of London-based remainers…

Some MPs have already arrived, with Tom Tugendhat tweeting a selfie from the chamber. He is not sure whether being first back now legally makes him PM…

Rupa Huq tweeted that she’s already at her desk, “ready for proroguing the prorogation”

Guido also spotted veteran former Labour MP, Frank Field, arriving at the Carriage Gate entrance at Parliament

As other MPs begin their journeys back to work, the main journey anyone’s worried about is when Boris will be travelling back from New York. PMQs tomorrow should be fun…

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May: “I’m Not Capable of a Parliamentary Ejaculation”

While Theresa May hasn’t managed to bring a meaningful vote to Parliament thus far, she did succeed in delivering what must be one of the most salacious lines ever uttered by a sitting Prime Minister in the House of Commons, telling Rupa Huq: “if she looks carefully I think she’ll see that I’m not capable of a Parliamentary ejaculation.” For once, even Bercow is lost for words…

UPDATE: Iain Dale points out that Rupa Huq has form:

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Cops Probe Link After Second Suspicious Substance Incident

Police are dealing with another “suspicious substance” incident in Parliament less than 24 hours after Labour MP Mohammad Yasin’s office was targeted with a package containing a non-harmful liquid. Guido understands Rupa Huq’s office has been evacuated as have other offices on the first floor of Norman Shaw North building. The incident involves two packages. Specialist police and ambulance crews are in attendance. Police said they were investigating whether yesterday’s incident – which saw two people taken to hospital as a precaution – was linked to threats against Muslims. Now Parliament says police are probing whether the two incidents are linked:

“The Met Police are currently investigating suspicious items of mail in Norman Shaw North. We cannot provide any more details at this stage. This is further to the two items investigated yesterday, both of which were found to be non-harmful. The Police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential links.”

Yikes…

UPDATE: MPs, researchers and Parliamentary staff have received an email warning them that there have been four unknown substance incidents in two days. It reads:

“The Met Police are currently investigating two suspicious items of mail in offices in Norman Shaw North…

“Yesterday a suspicious substance in an office in Norman Shaw North was investigated by the Met Police and was found not to be hazardous. The affected area was temporarily cordoned off but no evacuation was necessary… A further letter was investigated in an office in Portcullis House yesterday evening and found not to be harmful. This makes a total of four incidents in two days at time of writing.”

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