PM will seek to win two crucial votes on Tuesday in bid to leave EU by 31 October deadline
MichaelWhiteBoris Johnson in new role as second hand car salesman keen to offload vehicle with dodgy mileage etc : “ no need to test drive it, Guv’ner, would I lie to you? Cash only if you don’t mind.”
MichaelWhiteWe're in a Permanent Coup ? This is interesting, author is maverick reporter, now at Rolling Stone. Here he makes too little of Trump's assaults on probity & US constitution, but reminds his critics that impeachment is also a dangerous, costly option
Spawning at least one official inquiry plus calls for a police investigation, it's the 'friendship' that has, momentarily, distracted attention from the Brexit debacle, writes GUY ADAMS.
MichaelWhite“Nothing to see here, move along please.” And remember, this stuff is in the Mail ( every day), not in the leftie traitor etc press. Money and sex always outweigh political loyalty in the Street of Shame
In an explosive memoir serialised from today in the Daily Mail, Remain-voting Humphrys pulls no punches after decades of being constrained by rules that stop journalists expressing opinions.
MichaelWhitePuzzling paradox? 24 hours after distinguished BBC veteran - and Tory - gets extravagantly generous retirement send off ( from BBC) he savages its “liberal bias.” Where does he do this ? In the Daily Mail
Bercow says he will quit before that date if there is a general election
MichaelWhiteWorth recalling tonight that John Bercow only became Speaker because r/w Tory MPs, led by Kamikaze Carswell, scapegoated & forced out Mick Martin for MPs own expenses sins, naively unaware that 2009 Labour majority would not elect a Tory-backed candidate
Commons leader reportedly wants his team to use imperial measurements and avoid saying ‘very’
MichaelWhiteWhen I once asked seriously posh pal how his lot see the Moggster he said “faux aristocratic, gets his ideas from reading PG Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh.” That’s a bit unfair to PGW who ( unlike Waugh or Mogg) was taking the piss
Leading Eurosceptic MP said he didn’t want to repeat ‘powerlessness’ of being a junior Brexit minister
MichaelWhitePolitical novice, Poltair’s Brexit Spartan ( we know what happened to them), Steve Baker, is reliably arrogant and stupid, turned down a job from the World King. Steve’s drunk so much Kool Aid he’s completely lost it. Excellent
Potential PM will not say whether he had police protection during weekend in Italy while foreign secretary
MichaelWhiteGuardian has run a damning series on Boris’s career all week. But the FCO’s verdict - link here - is lethal. Lazy, short attention span, “wings it” and - worst ? - he “ likes to be liked.” Those who know him say he can’t do the job of PM
The one single thing all voters knew about Donald Trump when they put him in the White House was that — love or hate him — he knew how to make money.
MichaelWhiteThis on the other hand is sheer bliss, how Daddy’s boy Trump lost billions and dodged taxes, he didn’t even write The Art of the Deal ( or read it?). Yet still voters queue up to be robbed by him again
As well as the surcharge, Tory MP Damian Green said pensioners must consider giving up some of their housing wealth if they want top-quality care in old age.
MichaelWhiteAt first glance Labour’s 2009 elderly care plans, condemned by Tories & Mail as “death tax” & Cameron sponsored Dilnot cap both superior to today’s Green report. May’s botched 2017 plan (tabloid “dementia tax”) had right idea too. Corbyn Labour not honest?
In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at...
MichaelWhiteIf you can spare 15 minutes this week to watch the Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr’s TED talk it will be time well spent. She explains how a trip home to Ebbw Vale unlocked the billionaire-funded online conspiracy to corrupt democracy everywhere
MichaelWhite@ezralevant Don’t bother, folk. It only takes a few seconds on Google to confirm what you probably suspected. Ezra is an alt right shyster peddling fake news & other familiar Breitbart filth, possibly making lots of money out of it from people much poorer than him.
Jeremy Corbyn’s party drops six points in polls to put Conservatives seven clear
MichaelWhiteThis should be no surprise, given Corbyn’s useless & unprincipled leadership in defiance of party grassroots he claims to revere. But we should be wary of all polls at a time when voters are volatile, anxious and disaffected. It could swing back fast
MichaelWhiteFunny, I thought we’d been assured by such aviation experts as Biggles Rees Mogg and Dam Buster Darren Grimes ( aged 12 3/4) that flying into EU post Hard Brexit will be a piece of cake. “Control Tower, can you hear me...”