LibDems’ Latest Cringeworthy Victory Stunt: “It’s Time to Show Boris the Door”

They’ve “smashed the blue wall“, they’ve burst “Boris’ bubble“, now they’ve “shown Boris the door“. You know your stunt has flopped when it makes the Ed Stone look like grown up politics…

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Davey Forgets LibDems’ Own Fuel Duty Policy

Guido was surprised to see Sir Ed Davey during PMQs today claim that rural communities are “bearing the brunt of record fuel prices”, and calling for the expansion of the rural fuel duty relief scheme. Has anyone bothered to tell him his own party’s policies?

Not only have the LibDems repeatedly voted against the government’s fuel duty freezes – and this year’s fuel duty cut – the party’s own flagship climate policy, released back in September, actually calls for “reinstating the indexation of road fuel duty”. That would mean a return to regular yearly increases in the tax – and as indexed against RPI, would mean an 11% hike in the tax.

The policy also calls for “graduating VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) by fuel efficiency and increasing rates for fossil fuel vehicles overall“, which amounts to another tax hike on rural drivers. Still, when you’ve got a rural by-election looming, it’s best not to let your own policies get in the way…

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LibDem Porno Candidate Elected… Then Suspended… for Antisemitism

You read that right: not only has the LibDem candidate who Guido revealed earlier in the week to have a prolific porno portfolio been elected this afternoon, they were immediately suspended by the Liberal Democratic Party. Not for her porno history – for some vintage antisemitism…

An email seen by Guido shows the candidate, Little Brighouse, had been reported for uploading a TikTok where she is pictured next to a photo of a burning Israeli flag with the infamously anti-Israeli statement “from the river to the sea”. A LibDem spokesperson has said:

“We have received a complaint regarding this candidate which has been reviewed under our independent complaints process.  As a result they have been suspended from the Party while the complaint is fully investigated. Liberal Democrats have a long and proud record of standing up against antisemitism and continue to champion a liberal, tolerant and inclusive society for all.”
Given the press officer confirming Brighouse’s suspension previously ignored repeated requests for comment from Guido, it’s interesting to see the party confirm the ranking of sackable offences…
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Informal Localised Lib-Lab Pact is a Dry Run for General Election

There are clearly tactical Lib-Lab stand downs going on around the country. Tory chairman Oliver Dowden claims that in the South West, Labour are standing candidates in 61% of seats compared to 97% in 2018. In the South East, Labour are standing candidates in 88% of seats compared to 99% in 2018.  In the North East, the LibDems are standing in just 56% of seats, down from 78% four years ago. Labour is standing in 99% of seats in the area. “These shifts”, claims Dowden, “are far too substantial to be a mere coincidence”. In response Starmer says “There is no pact, everybody knows there is no pact.” Well, not everybody:

This LibDem organiser in Cumbria gives the game away about what is happening at local level. Labour-supporting Neal Lawson and Clive Lewis have been arguing for years that an unfair ‘First Past the Post’ system splits the ‘progressive vote’ and prevents the ‘progressive majority’ from winning.

It stands to reason that the total left-of-centre vote will be split, given on average two candidates from Labour, the LibDems or the Greens are running against just one right-of-centre candidate in England.  According to new research from Electoral Reform Society front-group Politics for the Many, in 43.8% of wards there is one Tory standing against candidates from all three of the progressive ‘left’ parties. In 35.5% of wards where there is one Tory candidate, there are two ‘left’ candidates. According to the research, in almost 3,000 council seats up for grabs, there are only 15 wards in the whole of England where there are more right-of-centre parties standing than left parties.

Labour and LibDem strategists know this; they are looking on these locals as a trust-building exercise and a dry run for the general election…

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LibDem Candidate’s Pornstar Sideline Revealed

With just two days left before the local elections, Guido’s being sent all kinds of tip-offs about oddball candidates appearing on ballots this Thursday. An alarmed resident in Brecon and Radnorshire shared a Facebook post drawing attention to a LibDem candidate called Little Brighouse, who’s standing as a county councillor in Powys, Wales. Brighouse is a prolific TikTok user, where not only does she claim to have multiple personalities – she also allegedly reveals that one of these personalities is a porn star going by the name of ‘Tobi Atlantic’…

Brighouse also has a Linktree page, which lists both her Twitter and Instagram profiles. Her Twitter account features the usual political material you’d expect of an active campaigner. Her Instagram, on the other hand, leaves a lot less to the imagination… 

Brighouse shared the lefthand image above on Instagram, while the righthand is a still from “Tobi Atlantic’s” extensive video library. The butterfly tattoo appears in both next to, errm, an actual ginger growler. Co-conspirators conducting their own research on this probably shouldn’t do it in the workplace…

Both the Welsh LibDem press office and Brighouse have ignored repeated approaches for comment. To be fair, they’re likely still busy responding to all the negative press Brighouse created last month when she accused Tory MP Fay Jones of racism – later forcing the Welsh LibDems to apologise on Brighouse’s behalf. Do these local associations vet any of their candidates? Two days to go… 

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Labour Attack LibDems for Drug Policy Supported by Labour Voters

With just a week to go before the locals, Labour are really pulling out all the stops: they’re currently running Facebook attack ads in key marginals claiming the LibDems are “soft on drugs“, and would even decriminalise their use if elected. To the untrained eye, they look exactly like the LibDems’ own material. In fact, the LibDems may as well go home. Labour have decided to do their campaigning for them – a real joint effort to keep the Tories out…

Guido will have whatever the Labour communications team have been smoking. It’s so strong it’s caused them to forget drug decriminalisation is a popular policy… especially with Labour’s own voters. According to YouGov, just 24% of Labour voters want soft drug use to remain a criminal offence. A whopping 42% want it fully legalised. Hilariously, the YouGov data shows that LibDem voters are actually more opposed to decriminalisation than Labour voters.  Presumably Starmer’s been on the strong stuff again…

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