Peston’s Footy Forgetfulness

Cringeworthy scenes on ITV’s teatime news broadcast last night as Robert Peston froze and forgot the name of Tyrone Mings’s name live on air. Eventually Charlene White bailed the spluttering hack out. Turning to Twitter Peston apologised for the “brain freeze” and confirmed he felt “an utter moron”

While someone pointed out Peston’s track record of brain fades – including forgetting how mirrors work – the replies were mostly supportive. User Doogid tweeted, “It must be hard, your questions ramble on for about 5 minutes, so much to remember”…

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Petition Calling For Euros Bank Holiday Passes 100,000 Signatures Threshold for Debate in Parliament

A petition calling for a bank holiday on July 12th if England win the Euros has reached 100,000 signatures, the threshold at which it would, in due course, be considered for a debate in parliament. Petition founder Lee Jones argues:

“It would be beneficial and sensible to give the country the day off the next day if England win, in the form of an extra Bank Holiday Monday. English people would naturally want to continue to enjoy the win, giving the retail and leisure industry a much-needed opportunity to make up lost revenues.” 

There have been a few murmurs of support from government officials who are likely dreading a Monday morning hangover…

Ned Donovan points out any bank holiday would have to be made via an Order of the Council, which would require the Queen’s in-person approval. A source tells Guido an emergency privy council after the match on Sunday night would be quite a stretch…

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[WATCH] Rishi Reacts to England’s Win: “Maybe a Bit of a Soft Penalty”

Like everyone else, the Chancellor was glued to his TV screen last night watching England send the Danish packing. Reviewing the game on Sky News, Rishi said:

“It was tense at times, no point pretending otherwise, and maybe a bit of a soft penalty. But we got there in the end. And I think, y’know, watching Sterling run past everybody time after time, it was amazing. I am overjoyed.”

A win is a win, “soft penalty” or not…

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It’s Coming Home

Football’s coming home.

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Rishi for England

Politicians love to associate themselves with something as populist as football and Rishi is no different. However the authenticity of his support – or at the very least the longevity of his support – is called into question by the three price tags which can be seen still attached to his England football shirt in this publicity shot. A rare slip in his usually slick operation. It’s a bit “Gordon Brown wakes up to the Arctic Monkeys…”

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