Keir Squirms Over Beergate: “We Were Working…”

For the seventh consecutive day, Starmer is battling the headlines over Beergate. This morning the Sun reports Starmer and Labour aides spent £200 on takeaway food on the night the infamous photo was taken – enough curry to feed 30 people for what Labour still insists was just a quick meal during important campaign work. That line is becoming increasingly untenable, as Starmer’s appearance just now on Good Morning Britain attests…

Speaking to Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, Starmer trotted out the boilerplate excuses Labour have been using for a week, much of which was irrelevant waffle about how many camera pieces he recorded that day. Not once did he deny reports it turned into a £200, 30-person feast:

“…I [was] on the road with my team… across the country, going to areas where we needed to campaign. During the day we were out doing visits… in the evening, we were preparing, we were doing all the things a team has to do… we were there working, we were doing pieces to camera.”

He recorded some video messages on a laptop – doesn’t require 30 people, beer and curry late on a Friday night to do that. When Susanna Reid asked why any of this was actually relevant, Starmer claimed:

“We were on the road, at the end of the day, we were in the office preparing. Now, that evening, from memory, we were doing an online event for members… at some point, this was in the evening, everyone is hungry. A takeaway was ordered… in Durham all restaurants and pubs were closed.”

Of course, that last part is untrue: hospitality reopened for outdoor service on April 12, and the Durham event took place on April 30. Still, at least Starmer confirmed the police haven’t been in touch yet, something he couldn’t say yesterday for some reason. If Starmer’s finding all this scrutiny unnecessary, Guido would just remind him he called for Rishi to resign last month for singing ‘happy birthday’. Or was that just pointless mudslinging?

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Murdoch Prepares for New Star TV Hires

The rumour mill over at the mini-Shard is whirring regarding which top stars might be poached to front Murdoch’s upcoming TalkTV venture, launching in early 2022. After already nabbing Piers Morgan in September, Guido hears Adam Boulton could be on the cusp of making a return to the Murdoch fold. Announcing his departure from Sky News a week ago, Boulton told The Times, “I mean, to give up daily broadcasting is a wrench. Maybe there’ll be other broadcasting things.” His departure would also time well with the TalkTV launch; he’s expected to leave Sky at the end of 2021. 

In more light-hearted hiring news, Guido hears Ed Balls has also been spotted having conversations at the News UK headquarters, and is also strongly rumoured to be joining the venture.  Especially awkward for GMB – they lost Piers to TalkTV and have only just taken Balls on as a new presenter…

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Starmer Sidesteps Question of Whether Rayner is “Still His Best Girl”

Richard Madeley is once again under fire after another Patridge-esque moment on GMB this morning, when he asked Starmer whether Angela Rayner is still his “best girl”. The question followed reports in the Sundays of Sir Keir’s plans to sideline his deputy leader following a series of gaffes. GMB deserve credit for managing to hire a replacement for Piers Morgan who manages to wind up the perpetually outraged as much he did…

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Starmer Claims It’s Time for Female Bond Despite Country’s Disapproval

After booting out the hard left of the Labour Party, Starmer seemed keen to flex his woke credentials today on Good Morning Britain. When asked who his favourite Bond is, Sir Keir once again remained on the fence, claiming that while he doesn’t have a favourite, he does think it’s time Britain had “a female bond”. Is Angie up for another promotion?

Unfortunately for Sir Keir, it looks like he’s once again at odds with the mood of the country: YouGov polling shows that 53% of the country think a female Bond is “unacceptable“, with just 31% in favour. The Writing’s on The Wall…

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Madeley Slams Extinction Rebellion Protestor

Following Extinction Rebellion’s stunt yesterday, which had the climate alarmists blocking traffic on the M25 for five hours, one of their leading activists appeared on GMB this morning to explain how roadblocks are meant to protect the planet:

“Why do you think grannies are on the road yesterday? Why do you think that’s happening? … This is the way that has been proven to force the government to act… the government are not looking after their citizens, Richard.”

Host Richard Madeley was having none of it:

You’re blocking out reality, aren’t you? You’re only seeing one aspect of reality. You’re ignoring the reality of the individual. You’re seeing the reality of the state, and that’s fine, but you’re seeing it at the expense of the reality of the individual, and that’s fascism, I’m afraid.”

Guido’s been calling these clowns ‘eco-terrorists’ for a long time. Madeley’s taken it a step further…

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GMB’s Ratings Crisis

After his resounding Ofcom victory against Princess Pinocchio” yesterday, Piers jokingly asked whether it meant he could have his job back at GMB. By the sounds of things, they should be begging him to return.

New figures for the breakfast show reveal a ratings crisis: a year ago today, Piers and Susanna brought in 788,000 viewers; today just 562,000 tuned in – an 18.8% audience share. On bank holiday Monday the show’s figures crashed to a recent record low of just 382,000 – 14.6%. In April 2020 Guido barbed Piers after ratings fell from 1.23 million to 704,000 in one month – today’s figures make Piers’s hosting look like a golden era for the show…

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