After covering the hypocrisy of Wes Streeting’s second job on Monday, and Rachel Reeves yesterday, Guido won’t bother to cover David Lamy’s turn to stand up for James O’Brien on LBC, as he has already covered in detail the hypocrisy of the shadow Foreign Secretary’s second earnings. Unlike his predecessor Shadow Cabinet stand-ins, however, it was the theme of Lamy’s ceremony that caught Guido’s attention. A caller – Laura, a catering teacher – boldly called to express her view that Sage and Boris had done nothing wrong:
“Lamy: I hope you tell your students to follow the rules, and I hope you understand that the police – not me, the police – have convicted Boris Johnson and Sage Sunak, the police have issued 50 specific punishment notices.
Laura: And do you know why the police might do that? Because all the pressure on them! If you look at it logically …
Lamy: Oops! Laura! Laura! Laura! Let’s clear this up! Police did not want to investigate! The police dragged the investigation into the work of The Mirror! And the wonderful work of journalist Pippa Krar! They did not want to investigate this!
Lamy: Laura, Laura, you’re a high school teacher, do you know what’s going on in your class?
Laura: Of course I will
Lamy: Of course you will. Do you know what’s going on in your home?
Laura: Of course I will
Lamy: So why do you think Boris Johnson doesn’t know what’s going on ?!
Laura: Because … I really believe when …
Lamy: Laura, what do you teach in our high school because it’s confusing this morning …
Laura: I’m not going to tell you exactly what I’m teaching but you have asked me a question that I believe Sage Sunak and Boris Johnson should resign and I don’t think they should.
Lamy: Laura, thank you for your feedback, but I’m glad you didn’t teach my kids that I want to tell you! “
A few minutes later, another caller, Joanna, an NHS worker, became so enraged at Lamy’s behavior towards Laura that she called him for allegedly threatening her.
“Hello, first of all I want to say that I thought you were really rude to the teacher you talked to a few minutes ago, although I was very rude to say that you do not want him to teach your children what is really unacceptable. “
“I worked in a hospital, in intensive care, we would come out a few hours after being in full PPE, like in a space suite… if it was a colleague’s birthday and there were some biscuits and some food. Sharing coke during our break, means party? Or a rev? Or what? “
10 minutes later, Lamy further doubled down that Laura had probably lied about being a teacher in the first place.
Guido liked the pre-Brexit Lamy, who tweeted “Britain’s teachers deserve much more gratitude and respect.” What has changed?