Ursula von der Leyen – Poor UnfortEUnate Souls

With Ursula von der Leyen about to be confirmed as Junker’s successor by yet another EU stitch-up, Guido brings you a musical combination with her namesake. Surprisingly similar characters…

Sarah Champion: I Would Back A No Deal Brexit

Sarah Campion, who represents the overwhelmingly Leave backing seat of Rotherham told PoliticsLive today that she would back a No Deal Brexit over a second referendum.

“If it came to it, I would take no deal, if that meant we could leave, because we have to leave”

If it came to a choice of leaving without a full trade agreement, and not leaving at all, there are many other Labour MPs who would do the same…

German MEP Satirises EU Corruption in EU Parliament

German satirist and slam poet turned MEP Nico Semsrott interrupted the EU Parliament’s session this morning to argue that MEPs should have to wear the logos of the companies that donate to them. He was wearing a prototype for what it could look like, naturally the EU honchos weren’t impressed…

Semsrott was elected to the European Parliament in June, after his satirical party ‘Die PARTEI’ received 2.4% of the vote. Should have been more.

Farage: von der Leyen Wants an Updated Form of Communism

In his first speech in the new Parliament, Nigel Farage hit out against EU Commission nominee Ursula von der Leyen before MEPs vote to confirm her in post. Which they will because the whole thing was stitched up beforehand…

“She wants the European Union to take control of every single aspect of our lives. She wants to build a centralised undemocratic updated form of communism… where the state controls everything, where nation state parliaments will cease to have any relevance at all.”

Punchy.

Rudd: No Deal Will Be Bad

Rudd now says she accepts No Deal has to be part of the leverage for negotiation. Which is the de minimis requirement for being in a Boris Cabinet. She still thinks it would be bad. Which doesn’t make much sense. Sounds like she is bluffing. She should do that from the back benches…

Thornberry: Labour Will Campaign for Remain

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry says: “We’re going to ask for a public vote, we’re going to ask for Remain to be on the ballot paper and we’re going to campaign to Remain.” Labour abandons Northern Leave voting seats…

Who on Earth Do You Think You are Gina Miller?

“Who on earth do you think you are?” Gina Miller to write to Boris demanding 7 days notice if he sees the Queen. Good question.  She’s the unelected Gina Miller, who fronts for rich Europhiles, that’s who she is…

UPDATE: Priti Patel Slams Gina Miller

Corbyn on Anti-Semitism Criticism: “It Doesn’t Bother Me… I Frankly Don’t Care”

A fresh video has been unearthed of Jeremy Corbyn apparently speaking at a Labour event last October. Corbyn gives his response to “some criticisms made of us in the right-wing media over the last Summer”. As in, the massive anti-Semitism and IHRA storm that raged around him all of last summer and has not gone away:

“It doesn’t bother me. Nothing keeps me awake at night anyway, I frankly don’t care.”

He then goes on to tell the enthusiastic crowd about how Labour will face “a lot of pressure from a lot of very very powerful forces”. Vintage Corbyn.
Hat-tip: The Golem

Corbyn Schools His Outriders on How to Avoid the Media

Corbyn’s outriders have been coming up with boringly predictable excuses for dodging their media appearances this morning, from Owen Jones ducking a Today Programme grilling after he “discovered my phone’s alarm no longer works” to Aaron Bastani who “missed his train” on the way to Politics Live. Luckily the unflappable Dawn Foster was on hand to step in for both of them…

Now the Absolute Boy himself has shown them all how it’s done with this impressively original ruse to avoid the press pack outside his house this morning, sending a woman out ahead of him loudly speaking in Spanish and waving her arms around until he’s safely in his car. ¡Muy bien!

UPDATE: ITV have now translated the video. She seems to think it’s all a media witch hunt too…

Corbyn Supporter Calls Jewish Members “Wimps”

The first panellist to speak in the Victoria Derbyshire Programme’s debate on last night’s Panorama this morning declared Labour’s Jewish members who spoke out about their experiences of racism in the party to be “a bunch of wimps”. A member saying what some at the top of the party seem to be thinking…

Is Labour Anti Semitic? BBC Panorama Highlights

For readers who missed the full hour long documentary last night, it has been cut down to a more digestible eight minutes of highlights (or perhaps lowlights). Not to be missed…

Amber Rudd: Gizza Job Bozza

Big shift from outspoken Remainer and Hunt supporter Amber Rudd who told TalkRADIO this morning she accepted that No Deal is “part of the armoury” in trying to get a better deal with the EU. Rudd still insists to JHB that a deal would be “so much better” but it’s a far cry from when she was adamant no deal would be a “disaster”.

Surely nothing to do with the fact that Boris has said that his cabinet will all have to be on board with his policy to leave the EU by 31st October, deal or no deal. It seems as Nick Boles says: “So she will let Boris Johnson drive her home after all – so long as it’s in a ministerial limo…”

GMB Catch Matt Hancock Getting Frothy

Fresh from cheekily playing footage of Matt Hancock devouring a stroopwafel when he thought the cameras weren’t rolling, ITV’s Good Morning Britain have done it again to the unfortunate Health Secretary. This time they’ve caught him getting intimately involved with the froth on his cappuccino and sucking it off his finger. You’d think he would have learned not to have his breakfast in range of the GMB cameras by now…

ITV Leadership Debate: The Highlights

Last night the two Tory leadership candidates went head to head on ITV to put their cases to the Tory membership, and the country. Just twelve days to go – the result will be announced on 22 July…

The debate saw some of the first significant blue-on-blue of the contest, with less than flattering qualities highlighted when each was asked to name one each contestant admired in each other. Cheeky…

Brexit Party Launch New Online TV Channel

Not content with having their own newspaper, today the Brexit Party have taken media matters further into their own hands and set up BrexBox, a YouTube channel presented by Brexit Party MEPs with regular panels, debates, and a promise of mischief.

“Instead of relying on our friends in the media to give us a fair hearing we thought we would take matters into our own hands.”

Surprisingly watchable. The first episode is online now…

Gauke: I’d “Resign in Advance” From a Boris No Deal Cabinet

Not that anyone’s really expecting him to be in it anyway after his recent antics, but David Gauke has clarified that he would “resign in advance” from a potential Boris Cabinet if he was required to sign up to leaving the EU on October 31st deal or no deal.

Funny how he didn’t feel the need to make the same clarification about a Jeremy Hunt Cabinet, despite Hunt also backing no deal just with more woolliness around the date. Or that he never felt the need to resign from a May Government that had “no deal is better than a bad deal” as its official policy for well over two years…

McDonnell Defends Labour’s Hounding of Anti-Semitism Whistleblowers

After Barry Gardiner went on Ridge to attack Labour staffers who blew the whistle on Labour anti-Semitism, McDonnell naturally followed-up on Marr, insisting that Labour’s decision to send threatning legal letters was “just to remind them” of their confidentiality agreements. Nothing a short spell in the gulag won’t sort out…

Gyimah Claims ’30 Plus’ Tory MPs Would Act to Stop No Deal

Sam Gyimah won’t reveal how far his ’30 plus’ Tory MPs would be prepared to go to try to stop no deal. Are they really going to try to usher in Corbyn’s Marxist anti-Semites instead if they can’t get their way?

Barry Gardiner Accuses Anti-Semitism Whistleblowers of Having “Political Axe to Grind”

Barry Gardiner has come out swinging this morning after the latest reports that Labour have instructed attack dog law firm Carter Ruck to send aggressive letters threatening former staff members who have blown the whistle to BBC Panorama over Labour anti-Semitism. Despite official Labour policy being to ban NDAs “which stop disclosure of future discrimination, harassment or victimisation” to be banned, Gardiner defends Labour’s actions and then accuses the whistleblowers of having a “political axe to grind”. Just another day in Corbyn’s Labour Party…

Brillo Destroys New EU Leaders

As Guido readers are well aware, the new set of EU leaders thrust upon us following days of secret backroom Brussels horse-trading aren’t exactly the most illustrious bunch – from the Karen Bradley of German politics to the deeply unpleasant Spanish Foreign Minister convicted of insider trading just last year.[…] Read the rest

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