Exclusive: Tory MP makes Weinstein joke at Anticoagulation Awards

disgusted, Wolverhampton.

The SKWAWKBOX

aaaEarlier today, the inaugural ‘Anticoagulation Achievement Awards’ (AAA) were held in the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons. As the AAA’s press release states, the awards were held as part of the celebrations of World Thrombosis Day in two days’ time are are to celebrate “outstanding practice in the management, education and provision of anticoagulation across the UK”.

On this occasion, they also appear to have been an opportunity for a Tory MP to make a joke of such staggeringly poor taste that attendees report listeners were stunned into silence.

Parliamentary insiders have told the SKWAWKBOX that the MP, who represents a south coast constituency, made a speech as part of the ceremony and quipped,

At least everyone here didn’t have to do anything on the casting couch to get an award.

One person present told this blog:

It was clearly a reference to Weinstein. Everyone just looked at…

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Video: If Abbott had been this clueless, it would be all over media

Crisis? What crisis!

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has developed a reputation for utter uselessness that is as well-deserved as any in Westminster – but she appears to have become the Tories’ ‘go to’ spokesperson to defend their towering Universal Credit (UC) SNAFU (‘situation normal – all f***ed up’ – and for this Tory government it really is normal).

Just over a week ago, Ms Truss was a deer in the headlights at the Tory conference in Manchester where, when challenged over the disaster of thousands of people in desperate hardship because of UC delays, she answered that it couldn’t be so bad because her experience when she visited a Jobcentre had been positive.

Today, she appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme. Again the topic was UC – and again she was clueless – completely unable to give a meaningful answer to Andrew Neil’s question about why the government was…

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The Canary has been set up. Laura Kuenssberg WAS listed as a speaker for a Tory Party event.

There you go!

Pride's Purge

The Canary has been attacked for producing supposedly fake news after it claimed BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg was listed as a speaker at a Tory Party event.

But The Canary now claims her name was taken off the event only after its article was published.

The Tory Party website and the CSJ who are hosting the event have managed to avoid Google caching copies of their previous versions, so it’s nearly impossible to check if what The Canary now says is true.

However, I’ve just checked the event as it was listed on EventBrite  – a cached snapshot by Google of the page as it appeared on 20 Sep 2017 21:03:24 GMT – and sure enough Laura Kuenssberg’s name did indeed appear on the list of speakers:

The current page – you can see it here – has since been altered to exclude Kuenssberg’s name. This of course…

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Sunny broth, 19p

Wow! have not tried this yet.

COOKING ON A BOOTSTRAP


This beautiful, bold, soup is full of goodness and vitamins and vitality, and reminds me of a gentle, grandmotherly hug. It’s a brightening tonic, a perky pick-me-up, and a simple sushine injection for a hangover or a cold or a bluesy day. You can blend it all together for a more substantial meal, but here I have strained it for a clear, simple broth.
Serves 2-4 from 19p each

1 large onion, 9p (70p/1.5kg, Basics)
4 fat cloves of garlic, 6p (35p/2 bulbs, Basics)
A small piece of fresh ginger, 3p (30p/100g)
2 tsp turmeric, 3p (80p/100g, Natco or KTC)
1 tsp cumin or garam masala, 2p (80p/100g, Natco or KTC)
4 decent sized carrots, 21p (75p/1.5kg, Basics)
1 yellow or orange pepper, 25p (£1/4, Basics)
Half a lemon or 1 tbsp bottled juice, 3p (55p/250ml bottled lemon juice)
1 vegetable stock cube, 3p (30p/10, Basics)
800ml water
A little…

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They Are Coming For The Internet – New Porn and Copyright Laws Could Criminalise Millions

on the ball if paranoid….

the void

facepalmIf you ever needed confirmation that the UK is not run by a shadowy cabal of sinister plotters but a bunch of chinless fucking idiots then the upcoming Digital Economy Bill is a good place to start.

As well as massively increasing personal information sharing amongst government departments, the proposed new laws will seek to ensure that all pornographic content available on the internet in the UK carries an age verification system.   The bill will also introduce new copyright legislation which could mean that simply sharing or retweeting an internet meme, such as the one that accompanies this post, could mean prosecution with a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.  Really.

According to the government age-verification is necessary to protect children from the danger of online porn.  And wouldn’t it be nice if it were that easy.  The reality is that this bill will do nothing to stop teenagers…

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The Real News: American Nuclear Inspector Says Korean Nuclear Weapons Capability ‘Gross Exaggeration’

Let’s hope so.

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Trump’s extremely belligerent speech this morning threatening the North Koreans, and Iran and Venezuela, for that matter, with utter destruction is terrifying. It’s the ranting of a lunatic, who seems determined to push his country, and the world, to the brink of nuclear war. After all, when he first got into power he asked his general staff why America didn’t use its nuclear weapons on its enemies.

Trump is, however, responding to claims by the North Korea itself to have developed a hydrogen bomb and the missiles capable of delivering one to the US. This comes from an underground nuclear test that North Korea carried out on the 3rd of this month, September 2017. But this report by Sharmini Perez of the Real News argues that their claims of nuclear capability is ‘grossly exaggerated’.

In the video below, Perez interviews Robert Kelley, a member of America’s Atomic Energy Authority, and…

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Opportunism meets genius to give NHS staff a boost and Hunt palpitations

surprised that he still travels by train? but not for long!

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Sharp-eyed, quick-witted NHS supporters ‘Elle M Bee’ and friends combined opportunism with a stroke of genius to make Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s life uncomfortable – and to give a much-needed morale-boost to junior doctors and other beleaguered NHS staff.

Hearing from the parents of some friends that Hunt was sitting just behind them on a train, they acted quickly – and in a fashion that can justifiably be called inspired:

hunt train.jpgHunt’s ‘hunted’ eyes tell an eloquent tale of just what he thought of the move:

hunt hunted eyes.pngLet’s make this a thing.

If you spot Hapless Hunt, don’t engage directly or even let on that you know he’s there. Just talk loudly about how useless he is and about the dire state of the NHS under the worst Health Secretary and slimiest party in history.

And, of course, don’t forget to tell us about it so we can feature it here –…

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