Conference Report 2019

BY BEN EVERITT It was a record attendance, so Boris said. He’d bounced in to the South East and London reception on Monday and given a rousing speech to the assembled stalwarts. Defying the petty plotting of Corbyn and Co last week, the Tory conference went ahead. Bouncing Boris toured the receptions, managing to give the same speech with oomph and gusto about a dozen … Continue reading Conference Report 2019

The Real Lib Dem Führer

BY TIM DAWSON “Bollocks to Brexit!” they screamed. “Bollocks to Brexit!” This was less a conference, more a collective breakdown. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with sandals and vegan salads. For three days, the Liberal (not that they’re liberal) Democrats (not that they’re democrats) tore up Bournemouth – and democracy. Their headline act was Guy Verhofstadt. Verhofstadt, as readers will know, is a deluded … Continue reading The Real Lib Dem Führer

Countryside Wary of Carrie

BY MELISSA KITE The girl in the eco-dress is making me nervous. Ever since Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of Boris Johnson, went to a bird-watching festival wearing a dress rumoured to be made of something that doesn’t destroy the planet, unlike the clothes worn by you and me, I have been fretting. The highly disingenuous speech she made at this festival, about puffin hunting, which … Continue reading Countryside Wary of Carrie

CC2019

BY BEN EVERITT Tonic water is being stockpiled in Deansgate. Gin, too. And beer, for that matter. The M6 is braced for the rumble of Discoveries as the Tory herd makes its biennial migration to the watering holes of Manchester. Always eventful, the Manchester conference is a bear pit for Tory activists. MPs, staffers, stalwarts and all, must each enter the grand security of the … Continue reading CC2019

Watson’s Political Demise Draws Nigh

BY JAMIE FOSTER Tom Watson will face calls to step down as Labour Deputy Leader following the publication of a new report into the activities of fantasist Carl Beech. Beech made claims about a VIP paedophile gang linked to high profile politicians including Lord Brittan, Sir Edward Heath, Lord Bramwell and the heads of MI5 and MI6. His claims led to a wasted £2.5M police … Continue reading Watson’s Political Demise Draws Nigh