Corbyn Won’t Say If He’d Kill ISIS Leader

Here’s the headline from Marr: Corbyn won’t say if he would sanction a drone strike to kill the leader of ISIS if permission was sought by military chiefs. Jez did however clarify: “I am not a defender or supporter of ISIS in any way…”

Corbyn Suggests Labour Could Scrap Trident

Corbyn reopens the old Trident wounds, suggesting a Labour government would look again at its renewal and refusing to say if it will be in his manifesto. Paging Nia Griffith…

Thornberry Swerves Labour Backing Military Action

Miriam: “Two Sides” to Gibraltar

Miriam Clegg, who is being used increasingly by TV producers as an ‘expert’ pro-Remain talking head, made some revealing comments on Gibraltar on Mair this morning. She reckons there are “two sides” to the dispute and defended Spain’s apparently “conciliatory tone”. Brave tactic for the wife of Britain’s chief zombie Remainer. The only “two sides” are the right one and the wrong one…

Rudd: WhatsApp Unacceptable

Rebecca Long-Bailey Swirls Round Fiscal Black Hole

Rebecca Long-Bailey swirls round and round in the fiscal black hole that even Stephen Hawking thinks is a disaster. Marr was Brillo-like in his doggedness to get her to admit the sums don’t add up. She was Trumpian in the evasiveness of her answers…

Hammond: Brexit Bill Won’t Be €60 Billion

Hammond says he doesn’t “recognise” the EU’s €60 billion Brexit bill figure though says Britain will pay what it owes…

And we will “fight back and forge new trade deals around the world” if we don’t get a trade deal with the EU…

Nuttall Backs Carswell

Says Carswell has it in writing that he lobbied for Farage to get a knighthood, and if that is proven “I don’t see a problem…”

Mandelson: Parliament Should Be Able to Veto Brexit Deal

Mandelson says that Parliament must be able to veto a Brexit deal that is bad for Britain.

Given he thinks being in the EU is good for Britain all Brexit deals will be bad by his definition…

Watson: Polls Aren’t Great for Labour

Tranlastion: “We’re F****d.”

Thornberry: Public Has Spoken

Emily Thornberry says “The public has spoken, so we do as we’re told”, that’s why we’re back triggering Article 50. Bingo!

Zahawi: Trump’s Ban Discriminating

May Refuses to Answer Trident Question Four Times

Theresa May refuses four times to answer Marr’s questions about the Trident cover-up reported in the Sunday Times:

MARR: When you made that first speech in July in the House of Commons about Trident did you know that misfire had happened?

MAY: Well, I have absolute faith in our Trident missiles. When I made that speech in the House of Commons, what we were talking about was whether or not we should renew our Trident…

MARR: Did you know that it had happened?

MAY: I think that we should defend our country. I think that we should play our role within Nato and have an independent nuclear deterrent. Jeremy Corbyn thinks differently…

MARR: This is a very serious incident. Did you know about it when you were talking in the House of Commons?

MAY: And the issue that we were talking about in the House of Commons was a very serious issue…

MARR: Prime Minister, did you know?

MAY: There are tests that take place all the time regularly for our nuclear deterrence. What we were talking about in that debate that took place…

That’s a yes then…

Fox: No Vacancy for Farage

Party before country?

Osborne: Remainers Inauthentic, Too Pessimistic

Osborne has reached the final acceptance stage of grief…

Nigel Farage and Gina Miller Clash Over Brexit

Antisemitism is Infecting the Labour Party

Minister Media Monitor: Sky Winning Battle of Producers

MMM April the shows

Sky News won the battle of the producers to book ministers for their programmes in April. The usually minister-heavy Today Programme drops out of the top three for the first time, while Newsnight rises up the rankings. Marr features a minister a week. The whole of ITV (The AgendaGood Morning Britain, and ITV News) managed to get just three ministers in the entire month. Overall there were 44 ministerial broadcast appearances in April, expect that to ramp up when the referendum campaign gets going…



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