Telegraph Capitulate to Nutjobs

An enjoyably punchy headline above Jeremy Warner’s Telegraph piece today:

Cue Corbynistas boarding the outrage bus and demanding an apology. Warner stood his ground:

Eventually, the Telegraph bottled it and gave in. This is their updated – much more PC – headline:

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A victory for the loony left…

Another Sexist Socialist: Skinner Mansplains to Emily Maitlis

Even Owen Jones is criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his failure to give top jobs to women. So it hasn’t helped Labour’s new women problem that Corbyn supporter Dennis Skinner and fellow bro-cialist lost it with Emily Maitlis on the BBC this lunchtime:

DS: “You’re spinning already. That was an example of spinning. Because you were trying to imply that I turned it down.”

EM: “No that was a joke. That was a joke.”

DS: “I think it’s time that you got real, and you understood that you’re not working for Murdoch at the BBC, because you seem to be following the same pattern.”

Everyday socialist sexism…

Corbyn Stormin’ Away From Sky News

Watch a grouchy Jezza walk away in silence from Sky’s Darren McCaffery last night, before bizarrely complaining “there are people bothering me“:

Yes Jeremy, you’re the Leader of the Opposition now.

One day in the job and he’s already trying to get journalists arrested…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Find out how the the Tories are planning to surprise Jeremy Corbyn at his first PMQs with a “wall of beards” in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column. Don’t miss out on:

CULTURAL

  • “Corbyn’s Cultural Revolution”: Team Jezza’s “vicious” plan to take control of Labour HQ

NANDY

  • Corbynistas already lining up his chosen successor: left-wing choice to be NEXT Labour leader

FLY

  • Revealed: How jet-setting MPs enjoy “specially negotiated discounts” and a “VIP Heathrow service
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s first broken promise as Labour leader
  • Blubbering Burnham
  • Harriet Harman’s short memory on refugee crisis
  • It’s not just Jezza… What is it with Labour’s new top team and cosying up to terrorists?

You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation

Guardian Grumbles Over #Jones4Jez

More than one Portcullis House onlooker noted Owen Jones working the atrium with Corbyn fixer John McDonnell and Jezza’s son on Wednesday afternoon. Whispers from the Guardian newsroom suggest the paper – which backed Cooper – is less than delighted by his overt support for Corbyn during the last few weeks. “He’s never pretended to be a journalist, he’s an activist who writes a column”, says one Kings Place source: “I haven’t seen him in the office for ages“. They point to Owen being on stage and sitting next to Corbyn at nearly all of his most recent rallies. Meanwhile it is being mooted in mischievous Labour circles that OJ might make it official and take a job on Jez’s team once the revolution comes. Surely a very severe case of gallows humour… 

Tory Corbyn Spy Crick’d

To be fair to “Mr Watkinson from the Conservative Party”, he doesn’t half make a quick exit…

Faster than Crick could manage…

He doesn’t like it up him…

Owen Jones v Peter Hitchens on the Socialist “Disease”

They got on famously…

Team Corbyn Blast BBC “Character Assassination”

Last night’s particularly punchy Panorama special asked if Corbyn believed Iraqis had the right to kill British troops:

Corbyn refuses to answer the question…

It wasn’t just tin-foil hat wearing Corbynista trolls crying establishment stitch up. His top team are furious:

Look forward to the Panorama specials on Yvette Cooper’s links to Brownite thugs and Liz Kendall’s Progress shame… or not…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is back after the summer break, and is free to read, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. Super-confident Jeremy Corbyn is planning to give jobs to Sadiq Khan and Diane Abbott in his Shadow Cabinet. Don’t miss out on:

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  • More workers’ support for Corbyn

  • Blustering Bryant’s BBC “Bully Crusade”

GORDON

  • Gordon’s “therapist”: secret memos reveal Brown’s inner turmoil after the 2010 election
  • Guido shines a light on the dazzling cost of government waste
  • Zac’s first mayoral campaign blunder infuriates Tories
  • Just how much does The Know campaign to leave the European Union really “believe in Britain”?

You can read it all today, for free, without a paywall, only on SunNation

Guardian Writer’s Vile Slur Against Falklands Hero

Earlier this week Falklands hero Simon Weston, whose suffered 46% burns and whose face was left unrecognisable after RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by the Argentinians, said that Jeremy Corbyn’s policy on the Falklands was tantamount to “surrender“. This is how regular Guardian writer and editor of the ‘Lenin’s Tomb’ blog, Richard Seymour, responded to the story:

Seymour tells his critics he only had a freelance contract with the Guardian for three years, but he wrote on average at least fortnightly for the paper’s website during 2014. What a charmer…

Here’s a Poll the BBC Didn’t Report

According to the BBC, support for the telly tax has been rocketing exponentially over the last decade and now lies somewhere north of 50%. Well, here’s a poll Aunty isn’t reporting on…

This new ComRes poll shows 52% would favour scrapping the license fee and making the BBC fund itself, while just 41% back the current system. Most people think it should generate income from advertising while over a third support the introduction of a subscription model. If Netflix can do it…

Corbyn: Quoting Things I Have Said is “Cynical” Journalism

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Jeremy Corbyn has had a good old whinge about nasty journalists having the gall to point out things he has said in the past. Asked by ITV about those bin Laden comments, covered by all papers, Jez fired back:

“They were quite cynically and deliberately mis-reported… the point I made was it was a culmination of awful events all across the region and I said if they were capable of getting to Osama bin Laden then put him on trial.”

Awwww.

Was he cynically misrepresented? Is that really the only point he was making? Here is the quote in full context:

“I can’t answer the question of why [Obama will not release evidence of bin Laden’s death]. We can only guess that there is something fishy here; that Bin Laden wasn’t there, therefore, there has to be a story. Or, the pictures are very gory, or they show something else, such as he was unarmed and was shot – as may well, on this, there was no attempt that I can see to arrest him, to put him on trial, to go through that process. This was an assassination attempt and is yet another tragedy upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center attack was a tragedy, the war in Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy.”

So, we have a) a nutty conspiracy theory about “something fishy” going on, b) Corbyn describing bin Laden’s assassination as a “tragedy“, and c) Corbyn equating bin Laden’s death with 9/11. Apparently directly quoting his own words is a smear…

ITV report Corbyn then moaned that “an awful lot of journalists were spending a lot of time trawling the archives for anything he has said”. Well, yes, the man does supposedly want to be Prime Minister…

Chicken Tories Dodge Migration Accountability

One of the many, many upsides for the Tories of Corbynmania and Labour’s complete absence of opposition is that they can now just stick two fingers up at accountability:

Weak.

No. 10 is also expected to announce details of the latest list of cronies and donors to be bunged peerages this afternoon as well. Probably not a coincidence that TfL have chosen today to announce that they are backing down to the union bullyboys over all night tubes, either. A good day to bury bad news, not so good for holding power to account…

MPs Swamped By BBC Lobbying Effort

Surely the BBC would not be so silly as to orchestrate an attempted mass lobbying effort of MPs ahead of the coming battle for its future? This identical email has been sent to a number of MPs from a number of constituents today:

Hi,

I think it’s vital we have a strong and independent BBC. I don’t want to see its funding cut or independence compromised.

I’ve taken some time to fill in the government’s BBC Charter Review public consultation. I’ve included my responses below for you to see.

Please do everything in your power to protect our BBC.

Thanks

Beeb-sceptic Tories suspect a put up job. Whoever is responsible, any campaigner worth his salt knows no MP pays attention to annoying mass emails…

BBC: People Can’t Live Without the BBC

BBC TELLY

A “deprivation study” in which  people agreed not to use BBC services for nine days has found that people can’t live without the BBC. The study was commissioned by and funded by the BBC…

According to the study, which was more of a focus group, more than two-thirds of people who were originally against paying the license fee had a Damascene conversion during their BBC cold turkey and now support the telly tax. One convert described life without the BBC as “absolutely dreadful, just awful” and would now “probably willingly pay even more“, while another confessed it was “shocking” how much she watched BBC programmes and she had “just took it for granted“.

In other news a study commissioned by rival broadcaster NKTV in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has found a 100% satisfaction level with the supreme leader…

The New Adventures of Murnaghan

Dermot is back on our screens after his summer jollies, and the over-worked video monkeys at Sky News have treated us to this bonkers advert for his Sunday morning show:

Well Superman was a journalist…

Telegraph Call Amazon CEO a Bozo

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The url for the Telegraph’s interview with the founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos contains an unfortunate error. It misspells his name Bozos…

Webster’s Dictionary

bozo: a stupid or foolish person

A mosaic of information, as Sir Brian Henry Leveson might say…

Guardian Endorses Cooper: Readers React

The Guardian comes out for Cooper:

“The brute lesson of May is that Labour cannot get there without first winning back significant numbers of Tory voters. Mr Corbyn will not do that. Those searching for an election winner must look elsewhere…

Liz Kendall has shown courage in telling Labour audiences what they don’t want to hear about the need to win Tory votes, but she lacks experience, and too often appears to be reopening the Blair playbook. Andy Burnham is personable and has passion, but has zig-zagged too often in this campaign to be seen as a leader.

Yvette Cooper is more steadfast, consistently challenging George Osborne on economic terrain… The right leader is the person who can bring both Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall together in one big, progressive tent, offering enough moral common ground to transcend deep disagreements on policy. It is a formidably difficult task, but there are very many in Britain who desperately need someone to pull it off. The person best placed to do that is Yvette Cooper.”

And their readers are not taking it well:

Splitters…

Dan Hodges’ Labour Leadership Journey in Full

Dan Hodges has had more flip flops in the Labour leadership race than an Ibiza beach rave:

June 9: “Will Labour choose a Tony Blair or a Neil Kinnock? Liz Kendall is Toni Blair. Young. Tough. Single-minded. Kendall has already set out the most challenging critique of why her party lost in May. She represents the best chance of unleashing the slingshot that downs the Tory Goliath… Yvette Cooper is Toni Kinnock… Keep a close eye for whether it’s Neil Kinnock or Tony Blair who tops the ballot.”

July 2: “The Labour Party should elect Yvette Cooper as its next leader. And – more importantly – it should be the Blairite, modernising faction within the Labour Party that delivers her victory and is seen to deliver her victory.”

July 27: The only way Labour can win the next election is to elect Corbyn now… I’ve signed up again precisely so I can be part of that wave of support for Jeremy Corbyn myself. It’s 23 months since I left Labour because it opposed the bombing of Syria. Now I’ve rejoined so I can vote for a man who helps lead the Stop The War coalition. Which I suppose indicates I’ve been on a bit of a journey.”

August 13: 

With four weeks to go he still has time to change his mind at least another couple of times…

While Guido is at it, how many days is it since Hodges promised to streak naked down Whitehall? 97 days have passed since the election and we still haven’t seen Dan in his birthday suit…

Great Corrections and Clarifications of Our Time

Guido is not one to pontificate, but…

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