BLACK DOG: Jail sentence might not stop disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya taking part in crucial Brexit votes – thanks to the Labour movement that just expelled her
A three-month jail sentence for lying over a speeding ticket might not be enough to stop disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya taking part in crucial Brexit votes – thanks to the Labour movement that has just expelled her.
‘Home detention curfew’ rules introduced under Tony Blair’s Government in 1999 mean Fiona could be out in a month.
As long as her electronic tag doesn’t play up and she’s home by tea, Fiona will be able to pop into the Commons to vote.
A three-month jail sentence for lying over a speeding ticket might not be enough to stop disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya taking part in crucial Brexit votes
As long as her electronic tag doesn’t play up and she’s home by tea, Fiona, pictured with Jeremy Corbyn, will be able to pop into the Commons to vote
Tory tough guy Ben Wallace was only half sorry for outraging Labour’s Diane Abbott by suggesting in this paper that Corbynistas opposing a Government crime crackdown were soft on paedophiles. ‘I apologise that I did so,’ says Security Minister Mr Wallace. ‘But I did so because I meant it.’ Many Labour MPs seem to agree with him – seven rebelled to side with the Tories and 29 abstained.
Penny stuns her foe with shock tactics
Would-be Conservative leader Penny Mordaunt was gunning for crusty old male colleagues at the launch of a group to promote more Tory women at Westminster. ‘We might have to Taser Chris Chope,’ said Penny, above. Christchurch MP Sir Chris caused outrage last year by trying to block plans to outlaw upskirting, but he will be relieved to hear that Cabinet Minister Penny was only joking.
Philip Hammond’s leaden sense of humour was on full display at the annual CityUK financiers’ dinner. By way of promising to be brief, the Chancellor recalled the cautionary tale of a politician’s wife always introducing her husband thus: ‘He cannot speak for more than ten minutes or he will have a problem with his throat – I will slit it.’ With gags like that, diners were no doubt glad that Spreadsheet Phil kept it short.
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Corbyn’s a lost cause
Jeremy Corbyn managed to get lost en route to his crunch Brexit talks with Theresa May in her Commons office, say Dog’s spies. ‘Corbyn and his crew dozily walked straight past the PM’s door before they realised where it was,’ says a witness. ‘Moses leading the Labour tribe out of the wilderness, it wasn’t.’
Jeremy Corbyn managed to get lost en route to his crunch Brexit talks with Theresa May in her Commons office, say Dog’s spies
Theresa May’s beleaguered chief Brexit guru Olly Robbins may have a cushy consolation job waiting if he gets the chop. Suspicious MPs grilled Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill as to whether he was only clinging on to his old job of National Security Adviser to keep it warm for Robbins. ‘I am not going to speculate on individuals,’ he replied. In ‘Sir Humphrey’ speak, that’s perilously close to ‘Yes’.
Revenge has been swift for Remainer Nicky Morgan for daring to suggest a Brexit compromise to save the Government. She has been booted out of the WhatsApp group beloved of anti-Brexiteers Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve. ‘They’ll probably ban her from sitting in the Commons’ naughty corner next,’ chuckles a colleague.
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