President Trump tweets criticising the NHS:
The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Jeremy Hunt hits back:
I may disagree with claims made on that march but not ONE of them wants to live in a system where 28m people have no cover. NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance https://t.co/YJsKBAHsw7
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) February 5, 2018
Worth noting that Tory MPs and advisers are now openly talking about a Royal Commission on the future of the NHS…
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 26, 2018
Amber Rudd says many colleagues would agree…
Jayda Fransen is the deputy leader of Britain First. Well this is going to go down well.
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) November 29, 2017
This is what Trump retweeted:
VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches! pic.twitter.com/11LgbfFJDq
— Jayda Fransen (@JaydaBF) November 28, 2017
UPDATE II: The video was retweeted by Ann Coulter 12 hours ago, Trump follows Coulter. Looks like that’s how he saw it.
— NRATV (@NRATV) October 20, 2017
“From the highest levels of government, to their media, universities and billionaires, their hateful defiance of his legitimacy is an insult to each of us.” Looks like the NRA is going to campaign hard for Trump in 2020…
The queen of beltway babes Melania Trump (47) is spotted sporting a stylish piece from Cefinn, Samantha Cameron’s fashion range. The First Lady looked gorgeous in green as she showed off the £295 green belted muslin shirt dress, which she wore to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL ice-hockey team yesterday. SamCam founded Cefinn in February, pitching it her debut styles as: “sleek, fashion-conscious affordable office wear”. Good for Anglo-US exports…
Boris is representing Britain at the UN in New York, where he has bumped into another famous blond…
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) August 16, 2017
May on Trump:
“I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right views wherever we hear them.”
Other Tory MPs and ministers have been somewhat more direct:
I learned that as a child.
It was pretty obvious.
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) August 16, 2017
The ‘leader of the free world’ loses moral authority when he cannot call fascism by its name.
— Sam Gyimah MP (@SamGyimah) August 16, 2017
Losing moral authority? Never had it. Appalling individual; his success continues to be a tragedy for the US. https://t.co/ligG6RQ7W4
— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerUK) August 16, 2017
The President of the United States has just turned his face to the world to defend Nazis, fascists and racists. For shame.
— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) August 15, 2017
Can’t wait for the state visit…
Shock hackette Abi Wilkinson has got the attention-seeking bug. Fresh from calling for a 100% inheritance tax earlier this week, she has now written a really quite unpleasant piece for the New Statesman about John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Headlined “This is no time for civility towards Republicans – even John McCain”, Abi writes:
“Increasingly, I’m coming round to the idea that incivility isn’t merely justifiable, but actively necessary… It’s unpleasant to wish that John McCain was dead—but is it illegitimate to note that, had he been unable to vote, legislation that will kill tens of thousands of others might have been blocked?”
Charming, and also doubly stupid. McCain last night torpedoed the Obamacare repeal bill.
She trolls on, quoting Engels and John McDonnell on “social murder”, comparing McCain and other Republican politicians to killers:
“In normal murder cases, few people would even begin to argue that killers deserve to be treated with respect. Most us would avoid lecturing victims’ on politeness and calm, rational debate, and would recognise any anger and hate they feel towards the perpetrator as legitimate emotion.”
This article is obviously complete drivel. It is designed to shock, to seek attention, to outrage, to get clicks. Abi is the left-wing equivalent of Raheem, Milo or Katie Hopkins, she doesn’t really have anything clever or interesting to say and probably doesn’t believe her own BS, but knows there’s a short-lived career in writing nasty, clickbait comment pieces. Sad…
Emily Maitlis interviews the new White House comms chief Anthony Scaramucci, who says he has no idea about chlorine chicken but there will “100%” be a UK-US trade deal. Worth a watch…
With Heat Street now at a dead end, Louise Mensch has a new online enterprise called Patribotics, strapline “Exposing Vladimir Putin’s War on America”. Her latest story headlines that Fox News Under FBI Counterintelligence Investigation:
Specifically, Sean Hannity is on signals intelligence co-ordinating his pro-Trump message with organs of the Russian state, such as RT, Sputnik, Wikileaks and Julian Assange
Her sources also tell her that Trump’s White House chief strategist is facing the death penalty for espionage. Guido admittedly hasn’t been following the whole Trump/Russians thing that closely. So this is shocking news given he hasn’t even been charged. The site has a lot of other conspiracy theories which Guido has not had the
will time to read. Guido has his own conspiracy theory – her whole site is actually a Russian false flag operation to discredit all the Trump / Russia conspiracy theories as crazy…
UPDATE: Co-conspirators point out that Louise reckons President Trump too faces the executioner. Huge if true…
I have not heard that name yet. Nor is anything set in stone. Team is considering. @realDonaldTrump may also be looking at execution.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) July 19, 2017
Very enthusiastic smile and handshake from Theresa May when she met Putin at the G20 today. Trump’s handshake extended to a manly grab of the arm and a friendly pat on the back. All smiles…