An excellent article by Peter Oborne discusses the vicious plot going on right now to get rid of Boris Johnson and many of the plotters are in the Tory party. But unless you are on twitter all the time like me, you wouldn’t know that the Get Boris campaigns have been going on for yonks, even before Brexit.
Here are some of the rivals who have been trying to take down Boris, one or two of them since before Theresa May became PM. They are waxing ever more desperate as they fail to achieve their goal. Continue reading
As the charismatic leader of Brexit, Boris Johnson became the target of some of the most vicious smear campaigns in history. Alastair Campbell announced that the strategy was to take him out, so they went for it. The best, I mean the lowest, political jackals were raked in to destroy Boris in print. After every hatchet job, he was declared to be “finished”. A leading member of Cameron’s government proudly announced to Dan Hodges, after Boris had given him the strategy to revive the UK economy, that he was going to “Knife Boris. Then he would be smashed to smithereens.” Continue reading
Anyone who believes that Zac and his aides ran a dirty, rascist campaign is wrong. It is clear to me that Zac is not a racist, and tackled the situation in the way he did, because he wanted Sadiq Khan to play fair and face the scrutiny expected of any Mayoral candidate.During this bizarre campaign, we need to focus on two facts,which on the face of it, seem inexplicable.
a) Why did Sadiq Khan consistently refuse to explain any of the incidents concerning extremism that naturally worried Zac’s aides, in a way that would reassure Zac’s team and voters? Continue reading
In this week’s Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson analyses the Corbyn phenomenon. He begins:
“It begins with a look of slow and wondering amazement – as if he hardly dares believe his luck; and then the certainty builds, millisecond by millisecond. Then the eyebrows go up even higher, and the mouth gapes and the eyes pop and the epiglottis vibrates as he lets out a long, whooping yell of sheer incredulous ecstasy.That is how police chief Brody reacts in the last reel of Jaws when, by some fluke, he manages to shoot a bullet right into the oxygen tank in the mouth of the shark, and the ravening fish improbably explodes. That is frankly how we in the Tory party feel as we watch what is happening in the Labour movement today.
If these polls are right (and that is a pretty big if these days) then we are at that preliminary stage in Roy Scheider’s masterful portrait of the joyful police chief. We aren’t yet whooping, but our eyebrows are twitching north in incredulity. We are filled with disbelief that this can really be taking place, a distrust of the evidence of our senses. Continue reading
Posted in National
Tagged Alastair Campbell, boris johnson, Daily Telegraph, Ed Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone, Mandelson, Michael Foot, New Labour, Toby Young, Tony Blair
A blog in Labour List said that Alastair Campbell is back, according to the Daily Mail. The Mail cited a Labour insider in their article insisting that Ali C was prepping Ed Miliband for the leadership debates, but Ed is being coy, for fear that the move could backfire.May I come clean and admit that if there is one thing that really makes me laugh in this election, it’s cheeking Ali C. Maybe it’s because his ego isn’t exactly tiny, as his bombastic tweets show. Continue reading
In the past, I have defended Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, because just as Katy Hopkins presents a ludicrous extremist right wing view to be controversial, Yasmin has every right to do the same for Muslims. The article she has just written in the Independent though is plain stupid and as full of holes as a cheese grater.The article in the Independent The nasty party just got nastier, is so daft it is just a laugh. Yasmin thinks it is disgusting that the students who approached Jon Cruddas at the Fabian Society and asked him his opinion of the Labour leadership were actually Tory researchers. Surely the important thing is the dreadful view he has of the Labour leadership? He shouldn’t have been such as dickhead as to confide such incendiary statements to people he didn’t know either, first rule of politics. Why didn’t he ask them for ID? Continue reading
Posted in International
Tagged Alastair Campbell, Andy Coulson, boris johnson, Damian McBride, David Cameron, donors, Geoffrey Dickens, Jon Cruddas, Leon Brittan, Muslims, The Independent, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
There is concrete evidence that Labour and UKIP both manipulate the twitter system to silence critical tweeters through mass suspension. Twitter suspension is automatic and if enough people report a tweeter as spam, you will be suspended for “sending unsolicited tweets.”
Alastair Campbell is renowed for dirty tricks
The technique is to bate the target into an argument by saying abusive, evil things, then as you fly to their defence, report your tweets while deleting their own. They then report your tweets as spam or unsolicited harassment. Continue reading