Clueless Lib Dem MEP Opposes New Withdrawal Agreement Without Reading It

Iain Dale was forced to repeatedly correct Lib Dem MEPs’ Deputy Leader Luisa Porritt after she continuously got basic details about the new agreement wrong. It became increasingly clear that Porritt hadn’t even read the deal she was arguing against. Excruciating…

It’s not the first time a Lib Dem has been taken apart in a radio interview. Becoming quite the genre…

Darren Grimes “Eternally Grateful”

Farage: I Would Go Into Coalition With Corbyn to Deliver Brexit

Speaking to LBC’s Theo Usherwood, Nigel Farage said if he wins a significant number of seats at the next election, he would “do a deal with the devil” to deliver Brexit. If Corbyn or the next Tory leader asked him to go into coalition with them, his price would be delivering on the mandate of 2016: saving £39 billion, leaving the single market, customs union, and jurisdiction of the ECJ. So not much chance of that happening…

Brokenshire Regrets Scruton Sacking

James Brokenshire admitted to Iain Dale he was not in full possession of the facts when he sacked Sir Roger Scuton.  Brokenshire did not put the allegations to Scruton or even talk to him beforehand. Summary justice incited by a Twitter mob. Public life is being cleansed of the non-woke with the connivance of feeble politicians who should know better. Liberals will come to regret going along with the cancelling of conservative voices if this trend prevails…

Three Labour Activists Arrested Over Anti-Semitism

After the Met Police chief Cressida Dick was handed a dossier of anti-Semitic comments by Labour members by LBC in September, the police initiated a criminal investigation and have now made three arrests. On the advice of the Crown Prosecution Service, two men and one woman from Wandsworth, Birmingham, and Tunbridge Wells were arrested on suspicion of “publishing or distributing material likely to stir up racial hatred.” The Police said they will not comment further on the details of the investigation.” These three people were all Labour members when Cressida Dick was first handed the leaked Labour dossier by LBC…

Jacob Rees-Mogg Gets His Own Weekly Show on LBC

Jacob Rees-Mogg fans will be rejoicing at the news that they are about to get even more of the Moggster, he is getting his own weekly show on LBC starting tonight. DJ Mogg’s half-hour phone-in with Nick Ferrari every fortnight has always been a good listen, now he will get his own hour-long slot at 6pm on Fridays which he wants to use to find out “what the public really thinks”. Vox populi, vox dei…

Will Watson Shift from Media Critic to Media Star?

When Guido bumped into Tom Watson at the Labour Party Conference he offered some weight loss advice. Media professionals say TV adds 20 pounds (10 kilos) to you, and Tom has lost much, much more than that. This has led to a persistent rumour: given Tom can see the writing on the wall that without a doubt the Corbynistas will eventually oust him as deputy leader, he will seek a media career rather than struggling on as backbencher in a far-left permanent-opposition party. Similar to how Nigel Farage has done…

By coincidence he is standing in tonight for Nigel on LBC. Lets see how he does. Don’t be surprised if Tom gets a caller from Waterford on line 1…

May Interviewed By Her Former Aide on LBC

Have to say the Number 10 press team have played a blinder this morning. First they got Marr to agree to an easy pre-record interview rather than a live. Then they got the BBC to lead all morning on the Brexit dividend rather than the fact that the money is actually coming from tax rises. And to complete the hat-trick they had May interviewed by her former head of broadcast Tom Swarbrick on LBC. He was working in Number 10 three months ago. Good day for British journalism… 

Paul Mason “Aggressive and Intimidating” Towards Female LBC Producer

Latest on Paul Mason’s shouty crackers descent into mid-life crisis. Shelagh Fogarty has just revealed on air that the leather-jacked Corbyn outrider this morning “bellowed” down the phone at a female LBC producer in an “aggressive” manner, leaving the woman feel “intimidated“. Apparently he was ranting that LBC want to destroy Corbyn and the Labour Party, which is a bit odd given the previous show was James O’Brien. Calm down Paul, step away from the phone…

Barmy Adonis: Farage is PM

Another bonkers statement from Andrew Adonis on LBC this morning. Think this story has run its course now…

Angry Sadiq Confronted With Uber Dishonesty

In 2015 Sadiq Khan called himself an “Uber man”. Now he claims he’s never taken one. Confronted with his dishonesty by a caller on his LBC phone-in earlier, Sadiq snapped…

Labour Double Standards Over 0345 Number

At PMQs yesterday Jez took a swipe at DWP’s universal credit 0345 number helpline. But today Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams was caught out on LBC unable to explain why Labour uses exactly the same kind of premium rate telephone system to recruit party members:

“I don’t know. I think you make a very valid point. I had no idea about this and yes, we need to get our own house in order as well…”

Specifically asked if the use of the line represented double standards, Abrahams answered:

“I agree with you. So can we move on.”

Doh!

May Won’t Say She’d Vote Leave

Speaking to Iain Dale tonight Theresa May couldn’t say how she would vote if there was a referendum now:

May: “I voted Remain for good reasons at the time, but circumstances move on… You’re asking me to say how would I vote in a vote now against a different background, a different international background, a different economic background…”

Dale: “You can’t tell me that you would now vote Leave in a referendum?”

May: “I.. Because… I think… Iain… I could sit here and I could say oh I’d still vote Remain or I’d vote Leave just to give you an answer to that question. I’m being open and honest with you. What I did last time round was I looked at everything and came to a judgement and I’d do exactly the same this time round.”

Honest answer which will result in terrible front pages tomorrow. May will need to figure out before PMQs tomorrow if she would support the government’s main policy if there was a second referendum…

Corbyn Silences Khan at Conference

An immensely awkward LBC interview with Sadiq Khan, who was asked repeatedly why Corbyn has shafted him and stopped him from giving a speech at conference. Almost as if Jez doesn’t want him to talk about Brexit…[…] Read the rest

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Owen Jones Ditches Momentum Training Day For LBC Gig

Owen Jones has stood up dozens of Corbynista comrades by ditching a Momentum training day in order to present his own show on LBC instead. Yesterday the radio station confirmed to Media Guido that Jones will sit in for Maajid Nawaz on Saturday, but wouldn’t comment on rumours he is being lined up for a permanent slot.[…] Read the rest

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Owen Jones In For Nawaz on LBC

Owen Jones will sit in for Maajid Nawaz on LBC over the next two weeks, the radio station confirmed to Media Guido this afternoon. Jones will present Nawaz’s weekend shows, which are broadcast between 12-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The station did not comment on rumours that the arrangement is a sign that Jones is being lined up for a permanent slot. […] Read the rest

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Katie Hopkins Sacked By LBC

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Angela Rayner Does a Diane: Can’t Remember Class Size Numbers

Here we go again. Angela Rayner, the Shadow Education Secretary and some say Labour leadership hopeful, could not tell LBC’s Nick Ferrari how many children would be affected by her class size policy. At least she admitted she was clueless rather than make it up like Diane…

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Diane Abbott Police Numbers Car Crash

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Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary remember, has a new policy committing Labour to putting 10,000 extra police on the streets. Could she explain how it works to LBC’s Nick Ferrari?[…] Read the rest

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Tebbit on McGuinness

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