WHEN will the Durham sucker ever get around to interviewing Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer about Beergate? (yes, it’s another great “gate”).
Beergate or Currygate, call it what you will, it runs alongside Growlergate – see below for more.
Police were reluctant to get involved, suspecting the issue was more of a political than a criminal nature.
And that’s really how it is. The Government, hit hard by Partygate, want the public to know the Labor leader was doing exactly the same thing when he was partying at Downing Street.
But if we’re being honest, Partygate was also more political than criminal.
All it did was let people know that the government was complacent and arrogant.
It declined to follow its own lockdown and social distancing guidelines.
And many people who had endured a really miserable time in isolation during lockdown were rightfully angry.
Labor made a great game of the fiasco.
Hardly a day went by without Sir Keir or his deputy Angela Rayner calling for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign.
They asked the Metropolitan Police to investigate. Which it ended up doing, rather grumpily.
A whole host of politicians, including Boris, and woks and officials have been fined.
Now the boot is on the other foot.
Sir Keir was pictured having a beer with colleagues after a day of campaigning.
It was also revealed that many Labor activists have gathered to enjoy a huge left-wing curry together.
Revolutionary Poppadoms, Chicken Tikka Corbyn, Stalin’s Naan Bread etc.
Was that a party? Or was it a few hours of relaxation after a long day at work telling people to vote Labor?
The truth is it was both.
It was no better or worse than the Downing Street garden party that got the Prime Minister in trouble.
It was also a relaxation after a hard day’s work.
They also seemed more mindful of social distancing than Keir with his beer.
You can’t have both, Starmer. You can’t insist what you attended was work, but Boris’s garden party was very different, although clearly it wasn’t.
In both cases, these social events only involved people who had already worked together all day.
I suppose Starmer knows that. That’s why he looks so sly when you ask him about it.
The truth is that if the police were right to investigate what BoJo did, they should also investigate what Sir Keir did.
Because both are pretty much the same.
Partygate badly damaged the government earlier this year. The Conservatives plummeted in the polls. Serves them right, frankly.
Now that Labor has been accused of behaving in a similar way, the very same scrutiny should be applied.
Even if people don’t care much about the whole thing now, we will be wiped out by Putin’s nuclear weapons.
So put on your skates, you Durham coppers. Bring “Mr. Big” Starmer in and fine him 50 pounds.
Then let’s all move on.
Finally the poor Welsh people have been told to ditch their bloody silly face masks.
I thought Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford would make people wear them forever.
I have no doubt that masks have a small effect in stopping the spread of Covid.
But now that we’re being stung and the Covid variants have become less severe, it’s time we said goodbye to our fear of the virus.
We’re on the other side. Even the Welsh.
Ever since the Gate was invented, in the 1970s with Watergate and then-US President Richard Nixon, I’ve had hope. . .
Hoping and hoping that one day we would have a Growlergate.
So thanks Angela Rayner for cheering me up now.
But it turns out it was the Labor Deputy leader who is said to have first used the term growler. Regarding their own.
And apparently she made those jokes about crossing and uncrossing her legs when the Prime Minister was at the shipping box.
If she hadn’t wrapped herself in piety, I would have respected her all the more for her sense of humor.
But she couldn’t help it.
And what about all the people writing thousands of words about the horrific sexism Ms. Rayner has endured?
And so all women?
How about some apologies, huh?
WHAT do you think was the greatest transfer of wealth to the poor in the last century? Taxation? The Creation of the Welfare State?
No, it gave council tenants the right to buy their homes, which Margaret Thatcher did on October 3, 1980.
A huge chunk of the working class – some 2.1 million – became a kind of middle class overnight.
It was a bold and successful policy.
Now Boris Johnson is doing the same again to ease our housing crisis.
The left hates the idea.
This is because they treat the working class as their customers who must be kept in poverty forever.
Anyway, well done Boris.
So he’s not doing absolutely everything wrong.
UNI IS DOWN WITH THE PRAIRIES
CAMBRIDGE University has now issued a “trigger alert” for that incredibly dangerous old TV show, Little House On The Prairie.
We’ve certainly reached the peak of trigger idiocy now.
Why don’t all these universities get straight to the point and put the following message on everything?
“All books, films, TV shows and plays may contain things with which you may disagree or which you may find objectionable.
“If you’re stupid and sensitive enough to disagree with opinions that disagree with your opinion, don’t see or read anything.
“And go home to mom instead.”
SENT a message to my buddy, a Boro fan, on Saturday night.
We are both very stressed that our respective clubs – his Middlesbrough and mine Millwall – make it to the Championship play-offs.
What I said was, “Don’t worry. On Monday, Luton are set to lose 6-0 to Fulham on goal difference, and the next day Bournemouth will beat Nottingham Forest to secure promotion.
“So Bournemouth will take it easy against my team, Millwall, on Saturday and we will win 3-0.
“Meanwhile, Boro will beat Preston, Luton will lose to Reading and Sheffield United will be torn apart by Fulham.
“The playoff final will be between Boro and Millwall, the Lions win 1-0 (Afobe, 79).”
Given that those first two results went almost exactly as I predicted, my buddy now thinks I’m psychic.
I hope Clown Lineker looks forward to commentating on Millwall next season.
The US Supreme Court could allow a number of American states to ban abortion.
It’s being reported over here as if they decided to slaughter the first born of each parent. (Instead of, uh, almost the other way around.)
Legalizing abortion hasn’t led to fewer single parents. The contrary.
There is a moral and practical reason to ban it.
I would like to see a more differentiated discussion on this.
MEG IS NOT A BIG LOSS
I see Netflix has canceled Meghan Markle’s animated series Pearl, as my friend Jane Moore said yesterday.
A bit unfortunate.
It had a good chance of becoming the worst television program ever, as John Logie Baird made the first set out of an old hat box and some sealing wax.
It was an animated story from Meghan’s life, but was there ever a more legitimate, self-obsessed human being?
Big corporations are finally realizing that almost nobody cares about what they say or do.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5265493/sir-keir-starmer-fine-beergate/ Right Plod, bring in Sir Keir Starmer, pay him £50…let’s go