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Tory MPs share doctored video of Starmer in abortive smear attempt

Here’s another tweet by ‘Mad Nad’ Nadine Dorries – which she could now more accurately use to describe herself.

Health minister Nadine Dorries, former Tory vice-chair Maria Caulfield and Lucy Allan have made an abortive attempt to discredit Labour leader Keir Starmer by sharing a misleading video created by far-right activists.

They quote-tweeted a video post that claimed to show Starmer explaining “why he didn’t prosecute grooming gangs”, when in fact he was explaining why he implemented reforms as the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A Labour source said: “This is a doctored video tweeted by far-right social media account. As a government minister, we hope Nadine Dorries acknowledges this and takes it down.”

Dorries and Allan have now deleted their posts, while Caulfield has deleted her Twitter account.

But the real question is how the three Tory MPs obtained the video in the first place: the original Twitter user – whose account is now deleted – has previously shared racist content.

The trio’s decision to post this anti-Starmer propaganda has been questioned by many on the social media, who point to the fact that the new Labour leader had just exposed false claims about Covid-19-related deaths in care homes by Boris Johnson:

(I think he means they’ll be asking anybody who retweeted their falsehood to retweet their apology.)

Perhaps more revealing is the fact that any reference to the prosecution of child grooming allegations in connection with Boris Johnson brings us back to his own – genuine – remarks, that the investigation into historical allegations of child abuse is “spaffing money up the wall” (an extremely unwise comment when one considers the meaning of the word “spaffing”):

So, while we wait for Mad Nad and Loathsome Lucy to delete their accounts, perhaps BoJob would like to explain why he wanted to stop investigations into child sexual abuse?

Source: Tory MPs share doctored video of Starmer promoted by far right – LabourList

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Tory resignations: Another member of the government quits over ‘watered-down Brexit’

Scott Mann MP: Now he has quit as a member of the government, he can go back to auditioning for a role in Poldark.

It seems Andrew Griffiths’ resignation over a sex scandal was a brief return to watered-down form and the Brexit resignations are back.

Today it was the turn of North Cornwall MP Scott Mann, who resigned as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Treasury on the grounds that the Chequers plan conflicts with the wishes of most of his constituents.

In his resignation letter, he wrote: “The residents of North Cornwall made it very clear that they wish to have control over our fishery, our agricultural policy, our money, our laws and our borders.”

He wrote: “I am not prepared to compromise their wishes to deliver a watered-down Brexit.”

Mr Mann joins a lengthening list of Tory MPs who have resigned from the government over the Chequers plan, including:

David Davis

Boris Johnson

Steve Baker

Conor Burns

Chris Green

Robert Courts, who resigned as a Foreign Office PPS on July 15

Maria Caulfield and

Ben Bradley.

As discussed on This Site previously, the Tory government is facing a crunch vote on future trading conditions, with hard-Brexiteers threatening to vote down Theresa May’s proposals.

Apparently Jacob Rees-Mogg spent 45 minutes this morning (July 16) meeting Tory whips, which suggests Mrs May wants to make another compromise deal with those of her MPs who are threatening to rebel.

But do any of them remember the last time she made such a deal?

She lied. She reneged on it as soon as the vote had gone her way. And she will again.

Some of those threatening to vote her down this time were complicit in that travesty.

They can’t honestly think they’ll fare any better, can they?

Source: Brexit: No 10 rules out second referendum ‘under any circumstances’ – Politics live | Politics | The Guardian

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Tory vice-chairs quit over Brexit – and a ‘no confidence’ vote in May seems imminent

Out: Maria Caulfield and Ben Bradley.

Two more Conservative MPs have quit their roles in defiance against Theresa May’s lousy ‘Chequers plan’ for Brexit. Neither is a great loss but it is possible that they may have written the letters that pitch the prime minister into a battle to retain the Tory leadership.

Ben Bradley, who was the Tory vice-chair responsible for generating support from young voters, fell out of favour with the public after it was revealed he had called for unemployed people to be vasectomised, and suggested that water cannons bought (in error) by former London Mayor Boris Johnson should be used to play a game he called ‘splat the chav’. He also had to apologise to Jeremy Corbyn and make a donation to charity after falsely claiming the Labour leader had sold British secrets to Communist spies.

Maria Caulfield, now-former Tory vice-chair for women, was always a controversial appointment because she thinks women should not be allowed to make decisions about their own bodies – she supported the criminalisation of abortion.

So both were in the wrong job – but their resignations may help kick Theresa May out of hers.

We are hearing reports that Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, has now received the 48 letters needed to trigger a vote of ‘no confidence’ in Mrs May’s leadership of the Conservative Party.

It would be ironic if two people Mrs May put in the wrong jobs for them were responsible for ending her career as prime minister – which was, of course, the wrong job for her.

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Johnny Vegas leads backlash against Tory MP who disrespected Remembrance Day and muted her critics

Maria Caulfield: She likes to talk, but it seems she’s less keen to listen.

Remember “poppy fascist” Maria Caulfield, the Tory MP for Lewes who tried to score a political point by highlighting a lack of poppies in a photo of Labour activists out campaigning?

This site ran a story about her here.

Well, it seems she doesn’t have the sense to shut up – quite the opposite, in fact. She has muted her critics so she doesn’t have to read their responses to her idiocy.

Here’s her reaction:

No – it leaves people with a genuine grievance talking to the world, while Mrs Caulfield has excluded herself.

Prominent among them is comic Johnny Vegas, who tweeted the following in response to her original tweet:

That is not trolling. Nor is his reaction to Mrs Caulfield’s latest atrocity:

Looking at the above, I would argue that Johnny Vegas would be a better representative of the public than Mrs Caulfield. Don’t you agree?

Let’s have a look at some of the other comments that Mrs Caulfield has denied herself:

Oh dear. So she has achieved the exact opposite of her ambition. Instead of making Labour look bad, she has reminded us all of the failings of her own party in government.

Oh dear. So she has made herself look insensitive and ignorant.

Oh dear. So everyone can talk about her behind her back – perhaps encouraging others to withdraw support from her at the next election?

And those are just three of the tweets in the thread that Mrs Caulfield isn’t reading.

This Writer would certainly encourage you to visit it yourself – just click on her tweet, above.

If you want to follow anyone, follow Johnny Vegas.


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Tory ‘poppy fascist’ tarred and feathered on Twitter

Maria Caulfield: She should know better.

Maria Caulfield is the clueless Conservative MP for Lewes, in east Sussex. She is a former nurse and the wife of an ex-serviceman – which makes her ill-advised criticism of a Labour campaign group all the more ignorant.

It seems Tooting Labour Party were out campaigning yesterday (November 11) – and Ms Caulfield took umbrage at the apparent absence of poppies from the photograph they posted on Twitter:

But if you look at the photograph…

… while only one person is visibly wearing a poppy and four are not, we cannot tell whether the other 13 are wearing poppies or not.

It seems to This Writer that Ms Caulfield was, therefore, trying to score a cheap political point rather than expressing any genuine outrage – and I am not alone.

Twitter responded with its usual flair for accuracy. Ms Caulfield was – metaphorically, at least – tarred and feathered. I use the term advisedly, as it was an unofficial form of punishment and humiliation, often used on those who did not support the services, and remains a term for severe public criticism.

For an example of Conservative regard for ex-servicepeople, Ms Caulfield was urged to consider the case of David Clapson. Diabetic Mr Clapson – a former serviceman – is no longer with us because the Conservative-run Department for Work and Pensions decided to make him starve to death.

https://twitter.com/HRHTudor1976/status/929407955996499968

Here’s a pertinent point from Clive Lewis. He may be under investigation after allegations were made against him, but his willingness to stand up for the veterans speaks volumes:

If you want to look up ‘Geddes Axe’, here is a good place to start.

Of course, Tory attitudes in history and towards benefit claimants are not the only ways in which they have attacked veterans. Let us consider their current failings (after all, Twitter did):

And, of course, there was an obvious personal comment to make:

All in all – well, Judy Hamilton puts it very well:

And what of Labour? Judge for yourself:


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