Guardian deletes fake news re Momentum poll. Reality is very different

On Tuesday, Momentum published the results of a poll of its members’ opinions on Brexit and Labour’s priorities. That evening, the Guardian published a headline about those results that was entirely false: The paper later withdrew the false headline and amended the article to one more accurate – without noting the change – but the […]

May blocked security service investigation into Arron Banks’ funding sources

As has been known in certain circles for well over a year,  during the EU referendum campaign in 2016 the UK’s security services had serious concerns about the sources of then-UKIP donor Arron Banks’ funding for the referendum campaign – and as Home Secretary Theresa May intervened to block their investigation. Banks has now been […]

Company behind People’s Vote used controversial Blue Telecoms in referendum campaign

Open Britain, the company behind the People’s Vote campaign, was originally The In Campaign/Stronger In Blue Telecoms was the company exposed in a Channel 4 undercover operation that led to a warning to the Tories from the Information Commissioner and a lengthy police investigation TIC/Stronger In also contracted Blue Telecoms for apparently identical services, according to Blue […]

The #Lab18 Brexit motion conference landmine that delegates must dig out

The various Brexit-related motions submitted to Labour’s conference have been ‘composited’ down to a single version that will be debated and voted upon by delegates – and it contains a landmine for the party that will damage its electoral prospects and provide an open goal for its enemies if it is passed. The wording of […]

Video: May lies about AggregateIQ undeclared-meeting PMQ – and dodges it again

May’s discomfort at Deirdre Brock’s AIQ question Theresa May’s dire performance at this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) has drawn plenty of comment – if your best weapon is a smear by Chuka Umunna, it’s clear you’re in trouble. But one scene that hasn’t seen much attention is the question asked of May by SNP […]

Brexit Secretary Raab calls Scotland an English region

Dominic Raab – is anybody home? Dominic Raab has been Brexit Secretary in name only since Theresa May decided she’d handle negotiations personally – what could go wrong? But a comment he put out on Twitter today suggests that he’s overstretched talking about UK affairs, let alone haggling with the EU. Raab – and the […]

Formal Standards complaint lodged v Patel and Allan for lawbreaker support

When the Electoral Commission fined Vote Leave and reported the pro-Brexit organisation to the police for breaking electoral laws – not ‘rules’, as the BBC has insisted on calling them – it also fined ‘BeLeave’ founder Darren Grimes £20,000 for his part in the breach. BeLeave spent £675,000 in the EU referendum that should have […]

Tories falling apart as MEP wants to execute ‘extreme’ remainers. Which is extreme…

A Tory MEP wants to ‘update’ the Treason Act to include execution for ‘extreme EU loyalty’. David Bannerman tweeted this morning that those exhibiting too much loyalty to the European Union should be treated like jihadis if the law is updated to allow Islamic extremists to be tried as traitors. Although Bannerman later replaced his […]

Labour’s statement on May’s chicken-run attempt to shut down Parliament to save her job

Incompetent PM Theresa May went to extraordinary lengths yesterday to placate her party’s extreme-Brexit ultras – whipping her MPs to defeat her own proposals. She then promptly tabled a motion to send MPs home for summer five days early in an attempt to save her skin and hinder the inevitable plots against her. The motion will go […]

Video: cowardice and chaos so huge May whipped vote against OWN proposal to placate Brexit ultras

Theresa May scraped through yet another day of abject Brexit and general chaos on Monday – but in doing so demonstrated a level of cowardice that reached such unprecedented levels that observers were left wondering if they’d really seen what they saw. May’s much-discussed and denigrated ‘Chequers’ proposals on a ‘common rulebook’ with the EU […]