Tuesday 8 October 2019


There's no getting away from Jess Phillips at the minute.  Her book has now been out for a week, but she's still getting airtime on mainstream telly.  Today it was the turn of BBC's Politics Live and ever one to believe her own hype, Jess made an outlandish and easily debunked claim.  Watch below.

Firstly, why is she making out like she's such a seasoned campaigner that she doesn't know which election is being referred to?  Jess, you've only stood in two general elections.  Secondly, and this is the big one, she says she knocked on 25,000 doors in the last general election.  Anyone with an ounce of commonsense would query this bold claim.  The Spectator did some maths and came to the conclusion that in order to do this she would have had to knock on a door every 2.4 minutes, the problem being that for this to be accurate she would have had to do this 24/7 for six weeks continuously without breaking for food or sleep.

Having realised that her statement was complete bullshit, Jess responded to a couple of Twitter users by revising her story to claim that she "didn't do it alone" and it was the "strength of common endeavour".  Funny that, because there was no mention of collective responsibility when she broadcast live to the nation.  She doesn't say 'we' or 'my team and I', she says: "I knocked on 25,000 doors during that six week period".  Was it merely a narcissist's slip of the tongue or was she telling a plain porky?