Juncker’s Gushing Congratulations to Putin

Juncker offers Putin “congratulations on your re-election” and says “I wish you every success”. So much for that international solidarity with Britain against Russia. Penny for your thoughts, Remainers…

mdi-timer 20th March 2018 @ 11:52 am 20th Mar 2018 @ 11:52 am mdi-comment Comments
When Tom Bradby Saw the Two Sides of Bercow

This 2009 ITV interview with John Bercow has been doing the rounds in Westminster this morning. Bercow’s mask slipped and Tom Bradby saw the two sides of the Speaker: his polite public persona and his rude and bullying private tone. Also ironic to see Bercow complaining about questions overrunning. If he speaks like this to a senior journalist in an interview, imagine how he treats his staff…

mdi-timer 9th March 2018 @ 10:34 am 9th Mar 2018 @ 10:34 am mdi-comment Comments
Selmayr Doxxed By European Commission

This is definitely not funny at all. Martin Selmayr, the so-called “monster” of the European Commission, chief of staff to Juncker and nemesis of Brexit who has just launched an astonishing power grab this week, celebrated his new job with an official photo. In the high res version, you can clearly see Selmayr’s mobile number, as well as the mobile numbers of the EU heads of cabinet, on a piece of paper on the wall:

Definitely not funny at all.

H/T John Stevens
mdi-timer 28th February 2018 @ 5:41 pm 28th Feb 2018 @ 5:41 pm mdi-comment Comments
Back to Work: “Sick” Jared Makes Miraculous Recovery as Media Pressure Mounts

Good news! Jared O’Mara has briefed the Mirror that he is feeling much better after his four months off and will be making a “phased return” to work. The timing of his miraculous recovery is surely just a coincidence and definitely, absolutely nothing to do with the Yorkshire Post turning on him yesterday. Guido is glad to hear Jared is fighting fit – this means Labour’s paused investigation into his conduct can resume and report back swiftly. Right?

mdi-timer 17th January 2018 @ 8:34 am 17th Jan 2018 @ 8:34 am mdi-comment Comments
Order of the OTT: LSE Prof Claims “Brexit Is Our Vietnam”

Guido has no choice but to award the Order of the OTT to Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at the London School of Economics, who thinks Brexit is “our Vietnam”. The professor compares the democratic vote to leave the European Union to the bloody Vietnam War as he writes:

“Brexit strikes me as our Vietnam. Everybody rational knows it is – how can I put it politely? – not going well. But no one with authority seems able to say so.”

He goes on to compare Brexit to human rights abuses in Vietnam, conceding: “If any deaths, ill-health or misery are caused by Brexit it will prove perhaps harder to gauge”. Perhaps someone should remind the nutty professor that the Vietnam War cost 1,353,000 lives. Just Hanoi-ing…

mdi-timer 28th November 2017 @ 4:46 pm 28th Nov 2017 @ 4:46 pm mdi-comment Comments
Cliffe Quits ‘The Radicals’ After 12 Hours

12 hours after setting up The Radicals, the Economist’s Jeremy Cliffe has hilariously quit the party:

It is also clear from the — entirely unanticipated — scale of this unplanned experiment that taking this forward would not be compatible with my job as Berlin Bureau Chief for The Economist. But I do not want this remarkable network to go to waste. So having spoken to a number of supporters this morning I am arranging to hand it over to a committee in Britain that might, if it opts to do so, advance the Radicals to a next stage. Details of the committee will follow soon.

The shortest lived political movement in history?

mdi-timer 18th October 2017 @ 12:52 pm 18th Oct 2017 @ 12:52 pm mdi-comment Comments
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