Boris Compares Russia to Nazi Germany

“I think that sometimes the price of freedom is worth paying and, just remember, it took the democracies in the middle of the last century a long time to recognise that they have to resist tyranny and aggression.

“It was very expensive but what it bought in the end with the defeat of the dictators, particularly of Nazi Germany, it bought decades and decades of stability, a world order that relied on a rules based national system, and that is worth protecting, that is worth defending – that delivers long term prosperity.”

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Queen Tells Heath he’s “Expendable” in Resurfaced G7 Footage

A brilliant clip of a 1991 G7 drinks reception has emerged and is doing the rounds this morning, featuring an Avengers Assemble cast of Margaret Thatcher, Ted Heath, Lady Diana, a coterie of world leaders and the Queen herself. A real flashback…

One of the highlights of the clip is the Queen saying what we all knew directly to Ted Heath’s face; when the former PM mentioned he’d been to Baghdad the Queen jokingly responds, “I know you did, you’re expendable”. The Queen of diplomacy…

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Covid Cases Surge in Cornwall Following G7 Summit

It looks like the G7 Summit might’ve had an unfortunate side effect for the residents of Cornwall, as coronavirus cases across the West coast have risen steeply in the last seven days. Maybe those “Covid-compliant” barbecues weren’t such a bright idea…

Last week, both St. Ives and the Carbis Bay area had two positive cases respectively. Now, St. Ives has 36 cases, and Carbis Bay has 15. That’s a 1,700% increase in the former, and a 650% rise in the latter…

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Carbon Battle Bus Stranded in Cornwall Unable to Find Charging Station

An electric coach travelling from London to Cornwall for the G7 Summit was left stranded outside the Eden Project over the weekend, after its battery ran out of juice before finding a charging point. Turns out the race to zero is easier than expected…

The Carbon Battle Bus, which attempted the stunt as part of Planet Mark’sZero Carbon Tour’, ground to a halt with hundreds of miles left on the journey, having failed to find a single functioning charging point across their entire trip through Cornwall. Planet Mark’s slogan is “Empowering change ‍for a brighter future”. Disempowered, it doesn’t ring true.

Steve Malkin, Planet Mark’s founder and CEO, claimed they were “on the road to show that zero carbon is immediately possible for every community and organisation in the UK and beyond” – which is strictly true, so long as every community and organisation is happy to fall short of their destination by about 200 miles. 

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Boris’s G7 Jet Hypocrisy

Boris Johnson took to the skies last night on a gas guzzling private jet to fly to the G7 summit in Cornwall and lecture world leaders about the importance of tackling climate change. According to the government’s own climate figures the greenhouse gas emissions generated by this flight are five times greater than the equivalent train journey…

Yesterday evening Johnson tweeted a picture himself waving as he exited his private airplane with the caption:

I’ve arrived in Cornwall for this year’s G7 where I’ll be asking my fellow leaders to rise to the challenge of beating the pandemic and building back better, fairer and greener.”

Guido wonders why Boris can’t see the plane irony of the situation… 

Two months ago Guido revealed that Keir Starmer flew to Edinburgh despite backing a Green New Deal. When it comes to actually emitting carbon it’s one rule for political leaders and another rule for everybody else… 

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Starmer’s Batley & Spen Voter Targeting

Starmer’s final question at PMQs turned to the issue of Palestine and the opportunity of the G7 to press for recognition of the state of Palestine and “get a meaningful peace process back up and running”. As Guido noted, a cynic may think the move might have something to do with the size of the Muslim vote in Batley & Spen, a community in which Labour is under siege from George Galloway. Something The Times’ Patrick Maguire seemingly agreed with, tweeting it “felt like it was written for Labour canvassers in Batley and Spen”.

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