UKIP Leadership Hopeful: Pay British Indians £12 Billion to Leave UK

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone following the career of UKIP leadership nut John Rees Evans to learn he isn’t the sharpest tool in the box. Rees Evans’ latest big idea, when he’s not talking about gay donkey rapeor stalking the streets like a madman, is to pay British Indians £12 billion to leave the country. UKIP struggling for relevance these days.

H/T Mirror

UPDATE: Rees Evans is condemned by his UKIP leadership rival Peter Whittle, who tweets: “No! This is utterly and entirely wrong”.

Corbyn: Wrong to Say There is a British-Pakistani Grooming Problem

Jeremy Corbyn has asked been by the BBC if he thinks there is a particular problem with British-Pakistani men grooming girls:

BBC: “Do you not think there’s a particular problem with Pakistani men, because we’ve seen in Rochdale, we’ve seen in Rotherham, in Newcastle and Oxford, that’s been the problem.”

Corbyn: “The problem is the crime that’s committed against women from any community. Much crime is committed by white people, crime is committed by people of other communities as well. I think it is wrong to designate an entire community as a problem.”

He should listen to the words of Muslim Labour candidate Amina LoneYou’d have thought Labour would have learned about shutting down this debate…

Muslim Labour Candidate: Champion is Brave Not Racist

As virtue-signalling offence-taking Corbynistas succeed in getting Sarah Champion kicked out of the Shadow Cabinet, worth listening to (non-practicing) Muslim Labour candidate Amina Lone on Newsnight. She says Champion has been “used as a scapegoat” and was “an easy target“. Lone, whose was born to Pakistani parents, says she is “despairing” about Champion’s resignation because these “difficult conversations” need to be had. She says on Twitter:

“I grew up in a Muslim community where these attitudes were common. “White girls are easy” “Nobody cares about them” “They are just slags” “They parents don’t look after them properly” etc were/are still said today. I hear it regularly. Sarah Champion was talking about a particular type of grooming which is carried by men because of their cultural/religious practices. Obvs not all men. She is not a racist but a brave woman speaking out about a politically awkward issue. Labour, bury your heads as much as you like in the black & white purist world you push. The chickens will come home to roost.”

Will any Labour politician dare to speak out about this important issue following Champion’s sacking? This is a dangerous precedent…

May: Big Ben Bong Ban Wrong

Theresa May says the ban on Big Ben bonging is wrong. Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand sides with health and safety:

“If we have to miss Big Ben in reality for a while so that work can be done, well, that’s something we have to go through. It’s not a national disaster or catastrophe.”

Big Ben is still bonging but it’s a quiet day in Westminster…

Headline courtesy of @ConorPope

Labour’s Shadow Trade Minister Staggeringly Clueless on Customs Union

It’s hardly a surprise when a Labour spokesman goes on the airwaves to talk about Brexit and doesn’t have the first clue. But this from Shadow International Trade minister Bill Esterson on the customs union – his brief – is nothing short of extraordinary. He is completely clueless, completely out of his depth, unable to answer the simplest of questions, scrabbling about looking at his notes, completely unfit for the job. Embarrassing…

Davis Diplomatically Distances Himself From Chappers

A few weeks ago James Chapman was talking up his apparently ongoing relationship with David Davis, briefing journalists that he should be the Prime Minister and regularly appearing in newspapers as an “ally” of DD. In an interview appropriately conducted by Jeremy Kyle, today Davis has diplomatically distanced himself from his former aide. Chappers has not taken it well, calling Davis a lazy, drunk liar on Twitter. Which makes those newspaper stories quoting him as a source last month look a bit silly. Meanwhile DD would not be drawn on Commando Chappers

Trump Condemns “Evil” Racists, KKK and Nazi “Thugs”

Momentum’s John McTernan

Arch-Blairite John McTernan, February 2016: “The idiots in Momentum will destroy themselves before they destroy Labour… It’s war. Well it was always a war, really… Trying to sneak enemies of the Labour Party in through the back door as Momentum plan is the surest way to find out that the “the broad mainstream of Labour Party grassroots” do not welcome collusion with their electoral enemies. It is indeed a golden rule of politics – never underestimate the stupidity of your opponents.”

Top Corbynista John McTernan, August 2017: “Momentum is within the Labour Party, it’s made up of members of the Labour Party… there’s lots of energy amongst Momentum members… They’re adding something, some richness to the Labour Party that’s not in any other political party in Britain or even in Europe at the moment so it’s a very interesting initiative… I’m a member of Momentum myself, I joined it because of the energy around that movement.”

“The struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother…”

Rees-Mogg vs Chapman

James Chapman, the former pol-ed, turned SpAd turned lobbyist putting the potti into Bell Pottinger, claims that the Tories will never win an election again and that Cabinet ministers sympathise with setting up a new centre party, “the Democrats”Chappers sounding crackers

Corbyn Doubles Down on Venezuela

Jez is back from his cycling holiday in Croatia; asked specifically whether he condemns President Maduro’s actions, he says:

“What I condemn is the violence that’s been done by any side and all sides in this.”

As expected…

UPDATE: “Both Sides”

UPDATE: Labour NEC member Jasmin Beckett says Corbyn’s position on Venezuela “isn’t good enough”.

Owen Jones Gets Owned Over Venezuela

Kate Andrews schooled Chavista Cheerleader-in-Chief Owen Jones last night on Sky. He came close to losing his rag – again…

Incidentally Owen did not tell the truth about the other socialst Latin American regimes; Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador have had falling GDP per capita for the last 2 years, they’re all getting poorer under socialism. Ow-end…

Irish PM Proposes New Customs Union or “Deep Free Trade Agreement” With UK

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar proposes a new UK-EU customs union on the Turkish* model, and suggests as one alternative a “deep free trade agreement” instead of membership of the single market. He is sympathetic to a long transition period. It has been Guido’s view since the referendum that Ireland will be of necessity an advocate for a good deal between the UK and the EU. A punishing deal by the EU for the UK will hurt Ireland even more. Irish politicians are very transactional in their approach, they will want a deal that is in Ireland’s best interests. Ireland’s best interests are served by a prosperous neighbour with whom it trades freely.

The endless gloom from the remainstream media stems partly from the media’s frustration with the government’s understandable unwillingness to show its hand in negotiations. This will abate as negotiations proceed, as openly stated positions become more realistic and rational, as transitional arrangements are agreed and compromises are made. Pressure will increase from corporations in the EU which fear having their business models disrupted if there is a punishment deal. Ireland’s business and political elites are far from being the only ones in Europe with a vested interest in making a good deal. It will become blindingly obvious that the only people in favour of a punishment deal are swivel-eyed europhiles and those seeking to derail Brexit…

*Turkey has 18 other Free Trade Agreements and is negotiating at last count 13 more.

Labour Hawks Want Corbyn to Renounce Maduro

Labour MP Graham Jones is optimistic Corbyn will come out and condemn Maduro:

“Jeremy in his own time will come out and condemn Venezuela, I am sure he will. Nobody can accept the human rights abuses that are going on in Venezuela.”

The more hawkish Labour types are demanding Corbyn answer a very simple question: Does Jeremy Corbyn still support Venezuela’s regime?

Progress’s Conor Pope says “I do happen to believe what Corbyn thinks about Venezuela now is relevant and important, but not because of votes. Judgement and morals. Corbyn held up Chavismo as a model. Fair to ask where went wrong.” Socialism comrade, socialism went wrong as it always does…

CCHQ is piling in on the issue too:

Will this attack line work? Would need to see polling on it on its efficacy. Clearly in the general election swing voters didn’t care about Jezza and the IRA or Jezzbollah™ enough to matter. Venezuela might be more salient for millenials. Or it might not…

Jeremy Vine Worth Four Ed Milibands

The licence fee payer shelled out a mere £2,500 to listen to Ed Miliband evaluate toilet flushes when he sat in for Jeremy Vine on Radio 2, the Register of Members’ Interests reveals. That means Miliband bagged £500 for two hours work a day, which, to be fair, is an enormous discount on Vine’s reputed £10,000-a-week for the radio show. Vine is therefore worth four Milibands*…

Iain Duncan Smith, who took over the show the following week, is yet to declare any payment. Was he free?

*Didn’t Ed Miliband used to say he wanted to ban MPs from taking second jobs?

Ken: Failure to “Kill All The Oligarchs” Caused Venezuela Crisis

Red Ken has doubled down on his theory that Venezuela would be just fine if only Chavez and Maduro had succeeded in “killing all the oligarchs”. Interviewed by Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRadio, Livingstone peddled anti-American conspiracy theories and suggested videos of opposition leaders being arrested at gunpoint under the cover of night were “propaganda”. The former London mayor – with whom Jeremy Corbyn has shared platforms at pro-Chavez rallies – said:

“One of the things that Chavez did when he came to power, he didn’t kill all the oligarchs, he allowed them to live, to carry on… a lot of them are using their power and control…to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro.”

Ken also complained that the country’s economics minister did not listen to his advice, and said of Venezuela’s new constituent assembly: “I’d like to see us do that here in Britain”. On the plus side, got through it without mentioning Hitler…

Williamson Refuses to Pick Blair Over Maduro

Labour Shadow Home Office Minister Chris Williamson defended Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime on Newsnight. He refused to say whether he would side with Tony Blair over Maduro and Venezuela’s former leader Hugo Chavez. Asked about its midnight arrests of opposition leaders, Williamson said of the Venezuelan government:

“They’re under incredible pressure… I’m yet to hear any criticism…of the United States intervention there and the sanctions.”

Maduro enablers at the top, useful idiots in the ranks...

When Milne Met Maduro

This is the extraordinary moment Jeremy Corbyn’s top aide Seumas Milne was ushered into the Venezuelan Presidential Palace and embraced by the country’s tyrant Nicolas Maduro. Milne travelled to Venezuela in 2014 to record a Guardian interview with the socialist leader who was last night branded a “dictator” by Western governments. Introducing the film, Milne dismisses protesters who were then trying to overthrow the Maduro regime as “overwhelmingly middle class… the government maintains support in working class and poorer areas”. In a comically softball exchange, Milne offers Maduro a platform to peddle conspiracy theories about US intervention in the region, asking him:

“US leaders have said that you and Venezuela use them as a pretext or an excuse for your own failings. What’s your evidence for United States interference in the country and what do you think their aim is?”

He then sets up another question for Maduro to knock down:

“The United States has talked about Venezuela criminalising dissent?”

Later in the film Milne pays homage at the grave of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and interviews a pro-Maduro agitator. The love-in concludes with Milne asking the besieged leader to talk about his favourite pop music. A fawning homage to a man the international community considers a pariah. 

Don’t expect Corbyn or his right-hand man to condemn him any time soon…

Jacob Rees-Mogg Invites Moggmentum Tattoo Man for Tea at Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg today pledged to meet the young man who had “Moggmentum” tattooed on his chest and take him for tea at the House of Commons. Giving his blessing to 24-year-old tattooee Ross Atkinson, the North East Somerset MP said he was “enormously honoured and flattered… it’s a huge compliment, very flattering”. The Mogg has spoken to Ross on the radio twice today; first as the lead item on BBC Radio Sheffield’s breakfast programme and later on TalkRadio with Paul Ross. Rees-Mogg said:

“I just hope he doesn’t become a socialist when he gets older and might have to change it… It’s a great honour a young man should be so interested in politics, so keen about Conservative principles that he wants to wear it on himself.”

Ross spoke to Guido on Monday just moments after he had the tattoo. As the ink dried, he said:

“I understand that a lot of working class people actually share beliefs with Jacob and I reckon he could be the one to push into Labour heartlands.”

Today Ross revealed to Guido that he has fixed a date to meet his hero in Westminster in October. Moggmentum forever

Shadow Transport Spokesman in Car Crash Interview

Labour Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald had a car crash this morning when he was unable to put a figure on Labour’s proposed total transport spend. Interviewed by 5 Live’s Emma Barnett, McDonald struggled to explain Labour’s “national transformation fund” – a £250 billion bill for nationalisation which a note released with the party’s manifesto implied would funded by capital borrowing. As the interview went off the rails for the shadow transport spokesman, he said:

“I’ve got lots and lots of figures and stats and forgive me if I don’t pull that one out for you today.”

Must be taking lessons from Diane…

Corbyn Congratulates ‘Dictator’ Maduro in State TV Propaganda Broadcast

This is the moment Jeremy Corbyn offered his “congratulations” to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who was last night branded a “dictator” by the international community. Corbyn appeared as a special guest on Maduro’s personal weekly propaganda show En Contacto con Maduro (In Contact With Maduro), broadcast on state televeision and radio throughout Venezuela.[…] Read the rest

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