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Liz Truss, Ayanda Capital, and yet another PPE scandal from the illegal ‘VIP lane’

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Here’s Carol Vorderman:

She’s reminding us that your Tory government spaffed hundreds of millions of pounds on its very rich friends when it should have been safeguarding us all from Covid-19 – and the money has never been recovered.

Undoubtedly there will be more on this and other scandals as the information is prised from the unwilling grip of the Tories responsible.

Shaun Bailey doubles down on Carol Vorderman. Here’s more about HIM

Shaun Bailey: instead of shutting up, he has doubled down. At least it’s entertaining for the rest of us.

Some people don’t know when to shut up.

This Writer has said it before and no doubt I’ll have to say it again – especially about Tories.

The case in point is that of Shaun Bailey, the “Partygate Peer” (ennobled for failing to win the election to be London’s mayor, despite having been caught taking part in one of the infamous Tory “lockdown parties”) who attacked Carol Vorderman for having political views while (he claimed) posting revealing photos of herself on Instagram.

He’s been back on the box, doubling down on his claim and adding that he thinks her political views make Ms Vorderman a bully.

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Here’s what he said. Take note of Dr Louise Raw’s comment that prefaces the clip here, and let’s come back to it after you’ve been through all the evidence.

The appearance has attracted more adverse publicity for Bailey from Ms Vorderman’s supporters:

And here’s a nine-minute rundown of Tory misogyny, including that alleged of Bailey himself, that is well worth watching:

Did you notice the part in which Ms Vorderman’s Instagram is examined and the images had nary a bum or boob in sight?

I mention this because Bailey does also have his supporters, like Julia Hartley-Brewer, who insisted that “it’s all bum and boobs”, in the fact of the evidence.

And one of her guests still came out in support of Ms Vorderman! Watch:

Put it all together and the image of Shaun Bailey that has been presented to the public – by people on both sides of the argument – is of an unsavoury individual who is supported by people of similar unsavoury characteristics.

So, going back to Dr Louise Raw’s comment: if you are a parent of a school-age child, would you want this man visiting their school and polluting their mind?

Perhaps the last word for now should go to Florence, below, who refers to a Conservative Women event attended by both Bailey and “Rohypnol Jimmy” – the current Home Secretary, James Cleverly.

Her post refers to both Cleverly’s self-expressed (although he claimed it was humorous) interest in spiking women’s drinks with a date-rape drug and Bailey’s attitude to women’s clothing:

Rishi Sunak should be going frantic. With an election only months away, these men are the poorest advert for the Conservative Party that there could be.


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#SexistShaun attacks Carol Vorderman’s politics. And he wanted to be London mayor?

Shaun Bailey: This Site once described him as the Conservative candidate for Islamophobia, sexism and misogyny. It seems little has changed.

London really dodged a bullet when it chose Sadiq Khan to be mayor and not Tory Shaun Bailey.

Bailey went on to participate in the Partygate scandal – woofing it up while the rest of us were isolating on government orders – and was ennobled as a reward for all his efforts on behalf of the Conservatives. This goon draws more than £300 a day from the House of Lords, if he attends.

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And now he has attacked Carol Vorderman, apparently for trying to have political opinions while being female:

No wonder he’s got a social media hashtag all for himself now:

It’s a textbook case of how our political class has misled the electorate into getting its priorities wrong.

I bet Carol Vorderman has said more that is relevant and useful about UK politics in a single ‘X’ post than Bailey has in his entire misspent career. She would be a much better candidate to sit in a second house of Parliament than him.


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Tory minister’s inappropriate response to challenge means he should resign

Johnny Mercer: he’ll be grinning on the other side of his face if voters in his Plymouth Moor View constituency demand a higher standard from their representative.

It’s time to demand a restoration of standards among our politicians – and Johnny Mercer simply doesn’t rise to mine.

This Site covered his inappropriate behaviour towards media personality Carol Vorderman earlier, after he denigrated her support for former Royal Marine Fred Thomas’s bid to unseat him in the next general election.

He suggested she has a “shit lonely life” (his words), that “no one normal really cares” about her support for Mr Thomas, that “they think you’re mad”, and finished with a series of “puking” emojis.

This is a breach of at least the seventh Nolan principle of public life – that he should treat others with respect.

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Today, we learn that Mercer – who is Minister for Veterans, remember – doubled down on his attack by turning his attention to Mr Thomas himself. Here’s Vorders again:

Again: no respect.

And if he’s not going to respect a fellow politician and former serviceman who rose to the rank of captain in the Royal Marines, then I think we can be sure he has never respected any of the other former servicepeople his job title suggests he should represent.

In the past, when ministers’ behaviour crossed a line beyond what is acceptable, they either chose, or were made, to do the decent thing and resign their position.

Recently, they have scorned the voters by choosing to brazen it out – keeping their jobs and ministerial paycheques in spite of outrage at their behaviour. Bear in mind that James Cleverly remains Home Secretary, nearly a week after his offensive comments about the date-rape drug Rohypnol.

As voters, we need to re-establish our boundaries – and make it clear to politicians that we expect the highest standards from them.

If they won’t commit to those standards voluntarily, then we should enforce them at the ballot box, by removing them from public life the hard way.

Mercer and Cleverly’s inappropriate behaviour make them entirely appropriate candidates for such treatment.


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Carol Vorderman is using her celebrity status to good effect – but there’s a problem

Carol Vorderman: she wants tactical voting to end Tory rule and bring in Proportional Representation. But a government led by what party is likely to implement the change?

Former Countdown numbers expert Carol Vorderman has been using her enormous popularity on the social media to highlight ways in which we prevent the Tories from forming another government.

She appeared on TV show Sunday Brunch to explain how we could use tactical voting to keep the Tories out.

But, as Maximilien Robespierre points out in the video clip below, the UK needs to change its voting system away from the current First Past The Post model to a form of Proportional Representation in order to keep them out for good.

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And there’s a problem with that, which we’ll come to, after you watch the clip:

The problem is that Ms Vorderman is keen to get Labour into office – but Keir Starmer’s right-wing Labour Party is no more keen to introduce PR than the Tories.

What the UK really needs is a government composed of a party or parties that support a change to PR – and she’s not pushing for that.

Without such a commitment, Ms Vorderman’s change will be no change at all.


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The news in tweets: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Sunak axes UK climate change policy. Was Zac Goldmith right about him?

It seems Zac Goldsmith was right when he said Rishi Sunak was “simply uninterested” in saving the environment.

It’s been a bad week for Sunak – and he’s only halfway through it.

He has been hiding from Parliament – and in fact has been absent from Prime Minister’s Questions more than any other prime minister since the 1970s.

He was lambasted by the Commons Liaison Committee for failing to turn up to PMQs, and for votes on major issues like the Partygate Inquiry’s report or motions against Conservative MPs.

And he has failed to achieve any of the five targets he has set himself.

But he has been perfectly willing to provide his opinion on cricket.

He seems to be in the wrong job. Is he really only there to funnel public cash to his Tory friends?

Is Rwanda safe for refugees? Not according to this Rwandan politician

Education Secretary’s comments about independent pay review bodies will enrage hard-up teachers

MP Mercer’s wife commences hostilities – against Carol Vorderman

(Personally, This Writer has found Ms Vorderman’s political commentary to be spot-on, ever since I first heard her opinions on ITV’s This Morning. If you’re not reading her Twitter feed, you’re missing out.)

Shouldn’t Johnny Mercer and his missus be more worried about this?


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