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Starmer’s shame: no comfort for acquitted Apsana – but fulsome praise for Breeder Boris

Boris’s buddy: Keir Starmer is more interested in chumming up with the prime minister, as he prepares to have his seventh, eighth or ninth child, than in providing moral and personal support to one of his own Labour MPs.

If he’s more interested in Tories, and in praising Tories, than in supporting members of his own party who have been through extremely trying times, what does that make Keir Starmer?

Apsana Begum has just been acquitted of making fraudulent housing claims after a court heard that she had been a victim of domestic abuse.

The Poplar and Limehouse Labour MP had been accused of three counts of making dishonest applications for council homes to Tower Hamlets Council.

But the charges were dropped – after 18 months of “false accusations, online sexist, racist, and Islamophobic abuse, and threats to [her] safety” – when Snaresbrook Crown Court heard her “controlling” husband was in charge of her finances and she was “shocked” to discover the paperwork was in her name.

Details are available here.

Ms Begum has been widely congratulated for her court victory – particularly in the face of sustained abuse during the entire period the case was open – by such people as former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s wife…

… and by Mr Corbyn himself:

But some were notable by their silence – and it was noticed…

… particularly when Keir Starmer published congratulations to Boris and Carrie Johnson on the announcement that they are to have another baby:

Not only is Starmer’s behaviour questionable; so is that of Boris Johnson in having another child.

He is on the record as having spoken out for population control…

… but apparently he thinks only other people – the poor, perhaps – should practise it:

What an enormous hypocrite.

Who’s paying for this new arrival, by the way?

And then there’s the sexist aspect of this:

If that last comment is right, then not only is Starmer condoning Johnson’s hypocritical, entitled “one rule for me…” elitism; not only is he a sexist for praising Johnson over behaviour that would cause a woman to be shunned and ridiculed; but he is also colluding in the deception – by distraction – of the UK’s population.

I want to know about these Russian donations! And I want to find out more about these vaccine passports too. Instead I find myself having to draw attention to this, because it raises serious questions about Starmer’s status as Leader of the Opposition.

How can he oppose Johnson when he’s so busy helping him?

Will somebody please clear this squatter out of the Labour Party leadership?

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Why is it headline news that a minor public servant’s wife is pregnant?

Reality Check: Boris Johnson having another baby? He’s still a baby himself!

Apparently Boris Johnson’s latest wife is pregnant again.

The announcement came from her and is therefore more likely to be true than if it came from him – although we can’t really be sure until we get confirmation from a doctor.

But the BBC has made this headline news. Why?

He is a minor politician – a public servant of very little accomplishment; he’s not the Queen.

And her only achievement (such as it is) is being attached to him.

They do not merit this level of attention.

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Let the ridicule pile high: social media destroy Boris Johnson over Downing Street flat redecoration

Loadsamoney: the controversy over Boris Johnson’s flat has concentrated attention on the fact that Tories always find cash for their own benefit, while depriving members of the general public of the funding that a proper government should provide to them.

The Electoral Commission has announced that it is investigating the funding of redecoration work on Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat, saying it has “reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred”.

And our friends on the social media have gone into satire overdrive.

Today they have targeted the prime ministerial consort, Carrie Symonds, under the hashtag #CarrieAntoinette – on the grounds that she was the driving force behind the astonishingly-expensive changes.

So we see this:

And, indeed, this:

The claim that Symonds demanded the use of wallpaper costing £840 per roll has been particularly inflammatory:

Many have pointed out the hypocrisy of being funded with huge amounts of cash to pay for the redecoration of a Tory prime minister’s flat, while the Tory government still refuses to fund safety improvements to blocks of flats afflicted with inflammable cladding that makes them as likely to go up in flames as Grenfell Tower (due to decisions by Tories, most likely):

But possibly the best snipe of the lot came from department store chain John Lewis:

The image is of a John Lewis van outside the gates of Downing Street.

The way events are moving, in a few days we’ll be seeing a removal van there.

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