Following Guido’s story earlier in the week that well-placed sources understand Corbyn is still refusing the vaccine, Starmer’s top aide has come out to agree with co-conspirators: Corbyn “should be honest” about his vaccine status. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Starmer’s new PPS Sharon Hodgson says:
“It’s not a privacy thing… if you’ve had the jab you should say and if he hasn’t then he needs to sort of be honest I suppose about that.”
As the Huffington Post notes, Corbyn’s office told Guido on Monday he “doesn’t normally comment on personal health matters”. His own Islington council area, however, now has the fourth lowest vaccine uptake of all local authorities, at just 38.3%. Surely Corbyn has a moral duty to come public on his vaccine status – providing he’s had one…
A Labour front bencher is still employing her husband eight years after promising to sack him. Sharon Hodgson, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health, employs Alan Hodgson as her office manager. During the 2009 MPs expenses scandal, Hodgson’s local paper the Sunderland Echo reported: “Washington MP Sharon Hodgson will sack her husband after new recommendations on politicians employing relatives.” Responding to the findings of MPs expenses inquiry chairman Sir Christopher Kelly, Hodgson said at the time:
“This ruling and the wider Kelly recommendations as a whole will undoubtedly mean a big change for me and for my family, as well as my other staff and whilst I fully intend to stick to Sir Christopher Kelly’s recommendations I won’t be making any changes overnight, although, I appreciate I will have to sooner rather than later.”
Quarter-of-million quid later Guido has to ask, isn’t eight years long enough?
Last year the Newcastle Chronicle revealed Alan’s £30,000-£35,000 salary was the highest of any MP’s family member in the North East. Must be for long service…
New MPs elected this year are barred from recruiting family members, but one in five existing members still do so. Clearly a deadline needs to be imposed…
Corbynistas are disingenuously claiming they never let students believe their policy was to write off debts, and that the whole furore is an MSM smear. The above tweets from Shadow minister Sharon Hodgson reveal the truth: they did use the pledge as a reason for “All those in early 20s with student debt” to “Vote Labour”. And they are now lying about it. One more time, students: “Ohhhh Jeremy Corbyn…”
Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister is taking party policy in a welcome new direction away from the hectoring and nannying we’re used to. Here is Sharon Hodgson at the British Kebab Awards:
“I like a lot of the UK population love kebabs.”
Sharon says she has a kebab once a month, which the Guy Newsroom agrees can make up part of a balanced diet. As Jeremy Corbyn once said, they’re healthy if you “have some salad”.