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Ian Hislop praised for calling out ‘hypocrite’ Gary Neville on Have I Got News For You

Ian Hislop is being praised for his “bang on” comments to Gary Neville on Have I Got News For You.The satirical panel show’s latest episode was broadcast on Friday (4 November), and was guest hosted by the retired footballer. When the subject of the forthcoming World Cup in Qatar came up, Hislop did not hold back.When the former Manchester United pro, who is commentating at the sporting contest, asked Hislop if “it’s coming home”, he replied: “What, your reputation?”The decision to attend the contest in Qatar has been branded “unacceptable” due to the country’s human rights record as well...
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Ian Hislop slams ‘ludicrous’ decision to stop partygate fine updates until local elections

Ian Hislop has hit out at the Metropolitan Police’s “ludicrous” decision to stop updating the public over partygate fines until the local elections take place in May. The editor of Private Eye gave an impassioned verdict on the situation on Friday’s episode of Have I Got News For You, and called for the police to be investigated over its decision. Downing Street has indicated it will still say whether the prime minister, who was already handed one fixed-penalty notice by police over a birthday event in 2020, receives further fines, despite Scotland Yard’s pause on announcements. A Met spokesperson said: “While the investigation...

HIGNFY: Ian Hislop says ‘entire Tory party’ should resign for supporting Boris Johnson amid partygate scandal

Ian Hislop was met with cheers on Have I Got For You as he said that the “entire Tory party” should resign for defending Boris Johnson amid the partygate scandal.This week, the prime minister and chancellor Rishi were given fines for breaking lockdown to attend illegal parties at Downing Street.Johnson is the first sitting prime minister ever found to have broken the law. Johnson’s wife Carrie was also fined.Appearing on HIGNFY on Friday (15 April), Hislop pointed out that voters had previously been told it was too soon to call for Johnson’s resignation before the Sue Gray report was...

Ian Hislop says ‘entire Tory party’ should resign over Partygate scandal

Ian Hislop drew cheers from the audience on Have I Got For You as he suggested the “entire Tory party” should resign for defending Boris Johnson amid the Partygate scandal.Speaking on Friday’s episode, the journalist pointed out that voters had previously been told it was too soon to call for Johnson’s resignation before the Sue Gray report was released, and now were being told it’s “too late”.“Why hasn’t the entire Tory party resigned, all of them?” Hislop asked.“They supported him, why don’t they leave now? They’re the party of law and order.”Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Home Office minister denied UK would send refugees to Rwanda just eight days agoWatch live as Boris Johnson outlines plan on illegal immigrationPriti Patel arrives in Rwanda ahead of UK plans to process asylum seekers in Africa

Ian Hislop rips into Boris Johnson over Partygate in blistering Have I Got News for You rant

Ian Hislop has delivered a blistering attack on Boris Johnson over the Partygate scandal.Speaking on Have I Got News for You, the journalist expressed doubts over the sincerity of Johnson's apology that he issued after being fined for breaking lockdown rules in June 2020 and called on the whole Tory party to resign.He said: "He's done a fulsome apology. The world 'fulsome' means insincere, over the top, not meant."We've been told by the prime minister: 'It's too soon, we haven't had the Sue Gray report'. And then we had to wait for the police report. The police report comes 'oh...

Ian Hislop condemns government in blistering takedown of Tory lobbying culture

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop told a sleaze watchdog that the public are “very sick of being taken for fools” over MPs’ second jobs.The Have I Got News for You captain took part in a Commons Committee on Standards yesterday in the wake of the Conservative sleaze scandal that broke at the end of 2021. Hislop said MPs “need to redefine the term lobbying” and that current proposals for change need to be “harder”.Speaking about some MPs’ second jobs, Hislop said: “What do you think these companies are paying the money for? Do you think they are chucking it away?“When...
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Public very sick of being taken for fools over MP sleaze, says Ian Hislop

The public are “very sick of being taken for fools” over MPs’ second jobs, Ian Hislop has told a sleaze watchdog. The editor of Private Eye magazine told the Commons Committee on Standards on Tuesday that MPs “need to redefine the term lobbying” and that current proposals for change need to be “harder”.