Now Hancock Gets Copeland Tory’s Name Wrong Too!

Last night Matt Hancock was unable to name Stoke Tory candidate Jack Brereton when asked by Andrew Neil. His excuse was that he had been up in Copeland…

This afternoon Hancock did the double, getting new Copeland Tory MP Trudy Harrison’s name wrong on Radio 2, repeatedly calling her Judy Harrison. When challenged and corrected by Jeremy Vine, Hancock shamelessly tried to bluff it. For goodness sake man, go to bed.

Who’s on Question Time Tonight?

Across West Socialism is in Retreat, Traditional Labour Voters Realigning

BBC Sources Revealed

If you look closely you can see that BBC News has inadvertently revealed their source for fast breaking top political news.

You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…

Corbyn Tells BBC: You Are Reporting Fake News

BBC: I’m aware of the issue of fake news at the moment.

JC: There’s a lot of it about.

BBC: Well, there’s a story going about that you’ve set a date for when you’re gonna quit as Labour leader.

JC: That’s on IMadeItUpYesterday.com.

BBC: Is there absolutely no truth in that?

JC: Absolute nonsense.

BBC: So your future as Labour leader is absolutely intact? You’ve not considered whether you as leader are damaging the party?

JC: I’m really surprised the BBC is reporting fake news. There is no news. 

The Trumpian rebrand continues, bigly!

Thornberry: Public Has Spoken

Emily Thornberry says “The public has spoken, so we do as we’re told”, that’s why we’re back triggering Article 50. Bingo!

Icing on the Cake for “Wellbeing Workstream”

Guests on today’s Daily Politics enjoyed slice of cake dedicated to the Treasury’s over-zealous “wellbeing workstream“. More sweet defiance of yesterday’s killjoy ban on sugary treats which Guido revealed to a horrified Whitehall. Send over a slice…

Zahawi: Trump’s Ban Discriminating

Trump v Laura K

As the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg questions President Trump on torture and Russia, he looks to Theresa May and jokes:

“That’s your choice of question? There goes that relationship.”

Yikes!

John Humphrys Does Trainspotting

Continuing today’s Ewan McGregor theme

By Mark Wallace

Piers Morgan on Trump’s Power

Daily Politics Guide to Brexit

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A handy Brexit glossary courtesy of the Daily Politics. Guido particularly enjoyed the Despite Brexit section…

Front Page News

Nick Sutton has announced that he will no longer be tweeting out the nightly newspaper front pages with the hashtag . He has handed over the responsibility to @, @ and @He is busy enough running the BBC News website…

It is fair to say that his tweets influence front pages in terms of layout and timing. When tabloids have a scoop they have to weigh up the publicity versus the risk of giving away the one fact story for free. Some of us wonder about Sutton’s definition of a newspaper; the Independent’s digital “front page” only exists in virtual reality to be tweeted and the union-printed Morning Star has fewer readers than Guido, yet is still worthy of BBC promotion. These are quibbles, the initiative sets off nightly social media conversations and is a valuable public service for the chattering classes…

Source Told Laura K Queen DID Back Brexit at Private Lunch

Remember when Nick Clegg accused Michael Gove of lying about the Queen backing Brexit at a private lunch at Windsor Castle? Well, BBC political editor Laura Kuennsberg has revealed a source came to her with the same story before she was scooped by the Sun:

“In a casual chat with one of my contacts, they said: Do you know what? At some point this is going to come out, and I’m telling you now and I don’t know if the BBC would touch it, but the Queen told people at a private lunch that she thinks that we should leave the EU. Apparently at this lunch she said ‘I don’t see why we can’t just get out. What’s the problem?’ My jaw hit the floor. Very sadly, I only had one source. I spent the next few days trying to prove it. I couldn’t find the evidence. Lo and behold, a couple of months later, someone else did. Of course then ensued a huge row between that newspaper and the Palace over what had really been said or not said.”

Who to believe, Laura K and her sources and The Sun and their sources, or Nick Clegg…

75% Think BBC Licence Fee Too High

A study conducted ahead of the parliamentary debate about the BBC’s Royal Charter reveals that 75% of the British public think the licence fee is too expensive. A survey of 1,023 respondents carried out by Strategy Analytics* found 10% said they didn’t pay the telly tax.[…] Read the rest

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BBC: Thatcher Most Influential Woman of Last 70 Years

Maggie Thatcher will top the Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List today, a roll of honour that “celebrates the seven women who’ve made the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past seven decades”. Awkward for Auntie, who broke its own golden rule of news writing – always put the most important line first – to bury Thatcher’s victory in the fourth paragraph of an online piece.[…] Read the rest

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Who Is On Question Time Tonight

Auntie does spoil us…[…] Read the rest

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BBC Interrupts Snooker to “Remember Castro”

Snooker fans tuning into the BBC’s coverage of UK Championship last night were left disappointed:

“A change to the schedule now on BBC2 means that tonight’s snooker coverage will start at 12:15am. Instead a special programme remembers Fidel Castro.”

A puff piece of a documentary with Peter Hain glossing over Castro’s crimes.[…] Read the rest

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“Springtime for Fidel”: BBC Cuba Expert Composed Castro Musical

BBC News 24’s coverage of the death of Cuban military dictator Fidel Castro was beyond parody at some points this weekend. They had Richard Gott on as an “Expert on Cuba” without mentioning the role for which he is better known – as a KGB agent of influence and close colleague of Seumas Milne when he was at The Guardian.[…] Read the rest

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BBC Changes Story as it Emerges Deloitte Authored ‘Leaked Memo’

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The BBC excitedly followed up this morning’s Times splash on an alleged Cabinet Office memo bemoaning Brexit chaos: “There is no plan for Brexit, leaked memo says”. Is it quite the bombshell memo gleeful Remainers are hoping? Downing Street say that in fact it wasn’t a Cabinet Office memo at all, it was an unsolicited report authored by Deloitte. […] Read the rest

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