In an interview with Sky News this afternoon, Boris has defended the rugby crowd favourite, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, as it comes under pressure from the Black Lives Matter instigated cultural revolution, due to its origin as an American slave hymn. Nothing says ‘defending black culture’ better than erasing a song written by slaves…
Boris rejected the call, saying:
“my only thought about this whole issue, frankly, is what people need to do is focus less on the symbols of discrimination – all these issues that people are now raising to do with statues and so on, I can see why they’re very emotive and I understand that – but what I want to focus on is the substance of the issue… we’re going to address all the issues we can in society.”
The PM went on to say his principal objection and question is “wanting to know what the rest of the words are… why don’t people seem to know the rest of it.” Sam Coates failed the PM’s test of whether he knew the song’s full lyrics…
Sam Coates advises…
“Never overestimate the spine of a Tory MP”
“Labour will tackle scandal of cancer patients denied life-saving treatment” screams the press machine this morning. “Labour will create a new annual Cancer Treatments Fund to improve access not just to the latest drugs but also to the latest forms of radiotherapy and surgery that are too often not available for thousands of people with cancer.” Worthy stuff.
Guido thought today would be a good time check up on how the internal Labour party investigation is going into out-of-control psycho-spinner Tom Baldwin. As Guido revealed a few weeks ago, Baldwin told a journalist that even if “he was dying he wouldn’t want his bone marrow.”
After near universal condemnation for the sick outburst, something was promised to be done.
Guido wonders what that well known leukaemia campaigner and Baldwin’s mentor Alastair Campbell has to say about it all?