Jacob Rees-Mogg praised the Prime Minister’s plan to impose sanctions on Russia this afternoon, saying “tyrants must be stood up to”, Adding:
Facebook have just deleted the official page of far-right group Britain First and those of its leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen – who were jailed last week for anti-Muslim hate crimes. In a statement the site said the group and its leaders broke Facebook’s ‘Community Standards’. The Mail Online covered the ban in a fairly neutral article this afternoon, but Mail readers, who’ve shared the article over 3k times, weren’t happy. Here are some of the highest rated comments:
In our era of populism, politicians around the world compete to be the true voice of the people. And what better way to judge their success – on their own terms – than on their Twitter followers. But how many of these followers are actually real? Twitter have released a handy tool to check just this… let’s take a look shall we.
Following May’s speech to the House regarding Russian involvement in the Salisbury spy poisoning, and Labour MP Chris Bryant’s question to the PM regarding sanctions against Russian state broadcaster Russia Today (or RT), Guido thought it would be a good idea to revive their old smear that only Labour court RT.
With the ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in a critical condition, after being found poisoned on a Salisbury park bench, you would have thought it wasn’t the best time for jokes.
Hard-hitting news this morning folks: Kate Middleton’s fingers might be all the same length *shock/horror/gasp*. Or at least the Daily Mail thought so, even printing an image of Kate’s fingers–with a box around them to doubly make sure–so everyone could see for themselves that…yep..right..uh huh, yeah it’s complete bollocks.
Good news this morning: the Tories were wiped out in five separate council by-elections, with two safe Tory wards going to Labour!
The head of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir David Norgrove, says the Tories have used a “poor inflation measure” that miscalculates student loan repayments and rail fare increases.