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Best MEP ever holds up “He’s Lying” sign as Nigel Farage speaks

The Labour MEP for London Seb Dance was chastised by a European Parliament official for ridiculing the former Ukip leader.

It’s become a bit of a cliché to lament that our politicians are like unruly schoolchildren, blowing raspberries at each other in the playground and pulling each other’s hair.

But your mole has to say it can make an exception for the joyously mischievous behaviour of a Labour MEP in the European Parliament today.

Seb Dance, who represents London, held up a handwritten A4 sign reading “HE’S LYING TO YOU” with an arrow pointing at Nigel Farage as he addressed the room.

And here he is getting a telling-off:

Your mole awaits Farage turning round so that it can snigger at the “Kick Me” sign.

I'm a mole, innit.

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Tony Blair won't endorse the Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn's fans are celebrating

The thrice-elected Prime Minister is no fan of the new Labour leader. 

Labour heavyweights usually support each other - at least in public. But the former Prime Minister Tony Blair couldn't bring himself to do so when asked on Sky News.

He dodged the question of whether the current Labour leader was the best person to lead the country, instead urging voters not to give Theresa May a "blank cheque". 

If this seems shocking, it's worth remembering that Corbyn refused to say whether he would pick "Trotskyism or Blairism" during the Labour leadership campaign. Corbyn was after all behind the Stop the War Coalition, which opposed Blair's decision to join the invasion of Iraq. 

For some Corbyn supporters, it seems that there couldn't be a greater boon than the thrice-elected PM witholding his endorsement in a critical general election. 

Julia Rampen is the digital news editor of the New Statesman (previously editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog). She has also been deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines. 

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