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How old is Ann Widdecombe and has the ex CBB star joined Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party?

FORMER Tory MP Ann Widdecombe took the world of Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house by storm – but she is now set for a political comeback.

The 71-year-old has put her retirement on hold to “campaign vigorously” for the European elections.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe came second on Celebrity Big Brother 2018
Former MP Ann Widdecombe came second on Celebrity Big Brother 2018
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Who is Ann Widdecombe?

Ann, 71, is a former Conservative MP for Maidstone.

She served as an MP from 1987 to 2010 and was also a member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship.

Always a vocal politician, she famously remarked about Michael Howard that “there is something of the night about him”, leading him to be satirised as a vampire ever since.

Ann retired from politics at the 2010 general election and has appeared on TV and radio in her retirement.

She has fronted her own series, Ann Widdecombe to the Rescue, acting as an agony aunt and also served as question master on a Sky quiz show called Cleverdicks.

Known for her firm views on many controversial topics and her religious beliefs, she has also presented documentaries and was the subject of a Louis Theroux profile.

A question many people ask is whether Ann is related to comedian and Last Leg host Josh Widdecombe.

Despite the pair sharing a last name, they are not related.

Has she joined the Brexit Party with Nigel Farage?

Ann has now quit the Conservatives after 55 years to join former Ukip leader Nigel Farage‘s fledgling Brexit Party in order to fight for a speedy exit from the European Union.

She is set to contest the South West region in the upcoming European elections, which will take place next month.

Outlining her reasons, she said she was appalled by the failure to deliver on the Article 50 commitment to leave on March 29.

In April 2019 she branded Theresa May the worst Prime Minister since Anthony Eden.

Ann Widdecombe was put through her paces as a farm worker on Sugar Free Farm
Ann Widdecombe was put through her paces as a farm worker on Sugar Free Farm
ITV

What reality shows has Ann Widdecombe been in?

Ann’s most memorable appearance was in the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She was partnered with Anton du Beke in 2010 and danced her way through to week nine, providing some hilarious performances which garnered public support.

In January 2018 Ann entered the Celebrity Big Brother where she was runner-up to Courtney Act.

In 2002 she took part in Celebrity Fit Club, returning as an adviser in 2005.

In 2015 she took part in 24 Hours in the Past which was a living history show immersing six celebrities in a recreation of impoverished life in Victorian Britain.

In 2017, Widdecombe took part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm, which saw seven celebs ditch the sweet stuff and take to the fields to farm their own healthy food.

Ann Widdecombe dressed as a Victorian for 24 Hours in the Past
Ann Widdecombe dressed as a Victorian for 24 Hours in the Past
BBC

What else does she do?

Ann has appeared in pantomime following her retirement starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where she performed with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.

She’s also stood in as a guest host on Have I Got News For You on various occasions.

She is an accomplished author, with several novels, autobiographies and works of non-fiction to her name.

A devoted cat owner, Ann is also Patron of the charity Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land.

What has she said about feminism?

Ann has controversial views on feminism, slamming women for wanting “special privilege” and saying we’re in the age of “whine and whinge”.

Writing in the Radio Times, she said: “Until the 1970s it was lawful for employers to advertise a job with two rates of pay, one for men and one for women.

“It was likewise lawful to refuse a job, finance, property rental and mortgages to women on no grounds other than their sex.

“The feminists of those years yelled that all we wanted was equality. Now that has turned into a pathetic whine for special privileges.

“No, thanks, sisters. I’ll do what I’ve always done and compete on merit.”

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BREXIT LIVE: ‘We will NOT put up with it!’ Nigel Farage RAGES against Westminster betrayal



BREXIT Party leader Nigel Farage has raged against MPs for failing to deliver Brexit in a passionate speech at an election event in Leave stronghold Clacton-on-Sea.

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Change UK Chuck Another Candidate Over Grossly Offensive Tweets

Change UK have unceremoniously removed another candidate over grossly inappropriate social media posts. Joseph Russo, the CUK-TIG-RA candidate for Scotland, wrote that “black women scare me” and he was once “chased through Amsterdam by a crazy black whore.” He also defended teacher relationships with students, appeared to defend a lower age of consent, and attacked Scottish Catholics as “loony”. This is now the second candidate they’ve dropped in less than 24 hours…

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The Remainers are so convinced in their moral superiority that they seemingly haven’t even bothered to vet their candidates. Definitely different from the usual PC candidates, perhaps not the change they were looking for…

H/t Alasdair Clark

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Ann Widdecombe defects to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party

The former minister, who was a Tory member for 55 years, has put retirement on hold because she believes Theresa May and MPs have betrayed the 17.4million who voted for Brexit.

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Brexit LIVE: Rees-Mogg fury at MPs 'we were promised our vote would be honoured!’



BREXIT Party hopeful Annunziata Rees-Mogg has accused Theresa May of being “hellbent on riding roughshod” over democracy.

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DPMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?

Q1 Jack Brereton (Stoke-on-Trent South) (Con)
Q2 Ruth Cadbury (Brentford and Isleworth) (Lab)
Q3 Stuart C. McDonald (Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) (SNP)
Q4 Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington) (LD)
Q5 Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) (Lab)
Q6 Mary Glindon (North Tyneside) (Lab)
Q7 Sammy Wilson (East Antrim) (DUP)
Q8 John Mann (Bassetlaw) (Lab)
Q9 Bill Esterson (Sefton Central) (Lab)
Q10 Chris Elmore (Ogmore) (Lab)
Q11 Tom Pursglove (Corby) (Con)
Q12 Colin Clark (Gordon) (Con)
Q13 Rebecca Pow (Taunton Deane) (Con)
Q14 Danielle Rowley (Midlothian) (Lab)

Comments in the comments…

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Milne Complained that Gerry Adams and Omar Al-Bashir Didn’t Get Knighthoods

As well as giving his views on the Zionist Movement’s supposed “grip on the media” at a conference in 2009, Corbyn’s spin chief Seumas Milne also used the opportunity to give his views on the British honours system. Milne bemoaned the fact that former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres had received a knighthood while Gerry Adams and Omar Al-Bashir had inexplicably been overlooked. Milne says “I think what that illustrates is where the interests lie… it is entirely to do with the British state’s international alliance system and nothing to do with the merits of the case”…

One was a Nobel Peace Prize Winner who signed the Oslo Accords and secured peace with the PLO and with Jordan. The others were a former IRA chief of staff and brigade commander and a now-deposed Sudanese dictator who had the dubious honour of being the first sitting head of state to be charged with war crimes by the ICC. If anything is “illustrated” it’s where Seumas Milne’s real interests lie…

The post Milne Complained that Gerry Adams and Omar Al-Bashir Didn’t Get Knighthoods appeared first on Guido Fawkes.



* This article was originally published here

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European elections 2019: When are the European Elections 2019? Can you vote for a party?



BRITAIN is unlikely to leave the European Union before October after the latest delays, so the UK will now be entitled to vote in the upcoming European Elections. But when are the European Elections 2019 and can you vote for a party?

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How old is Ann Widdecombe and has she joined Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party?

FORMER Tory MP Ann Widdecombe took the world of Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house by storm – but she is now set for a political comeback.

The 71-year-old has put her retirement on hold to “campaign vigorously” for the European elections.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe came second on Celebrity Big Brother 2018
Former MP Ann Widdecombe came second on Celebrity Big Brother 2018
Getty Images - FilmMagic

Who is Ann Widdecombe?

Ann, 71, is a former Conservative MP for Maidstone.

She served as an MP from 1987 to 2010 and was also a member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship.

Always a vocal politician, she famously remarked about Michael Howard that “there is something of the night about him”, leading him to be satirised as a vampire ever since.

Ann retired from politics at the 2010 general election and has appeared on TV and radio in her retirement.

She has fronted her own series, Ann Widdecombe to the Rescue, acting as an agony aunt and also served as question master on a Sky quiz show called Cleverdicks.

Known for her firm views on many controversial topics and her religious beliefs, she has also presented documentaries and was the subject of a Louis Theroux profile.

A question many people ask is whether Ann is related to comedian and Last Leg host Josh Widdecombe.

Despite the pair sharing a last name, they are not related.

Has she joined the Brexit Party with Nigel Farage?

Ann has now quit the Conservatives after 55 years to join former Ukip leader Nigel Farage‘s fledgling Brexit Party in order to fight for a speedy exit from the European Union.

She is set to contest the South West region in the upcoming European elections, which will take place next month.

Outlining her reasons, she said she was appalled by the failure to deliver on the Article 50 commitment to leave on March 29.

In April 2019 she branded Theresa May the worst Prime Minister since Anthony Eden.

Ann Widdecombe was put through her paces as a farm worker on Sugar Free Farm
Ann Widdecombe was put through her paces as a farm worker on Sugar Free Farm
ITV

What reality shows has Ann Widdecombe been in?

Ann’s most memorable appearance was in the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She was partnered with Anton du Beke in 2010 and danced her way through to week nine, providing some hilarious performances which garnered public support.

In January 2018 Ann entered the Celebrity Big Brother where she was runner-up to Courtney Act.

In 2002 she took part in Celebrity Fit Club, returning as an adviser in 2005.

In 2015 she took part in 24 Hours in the Past which was a living history show immersing six celebrities in a recreation of impoverished life in Victorian Britain.

In 2017, Widdecombe took part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm, which saw seven celebs ditch the sweet stuff and take to the fields to farm their own healthy food.

Ann Widdecombe dressed as a Victorian for 24 Hours in the Past
Ann Widdecombe dressed as a Victorian for 24 Hours in the Past
BBC

What else does she do?

Ann has appeared in pantomime following her retirement starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where she performed with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.

She’s also stood in as a guest host on Have I Got News For You on various occasions.

She is an accomplished author, with several novels, autobiographies and works of non-fiction to her name.

A devoted cat owner, Ann is also Patron of the charity Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land.

What has she said about feminism?

Ann has controversial views on feminism, slamming women for wanting “special privilege” and saying we’re in the age of “whine and whinge”.

Writing in the Radio Times, she said: “Until the 1970s it was lawful for employers to advertise a job with two rates of pay, one for men and one for women.

“It was likewise lawful to refuse a job, finance, property rental and mortgages to women on no grounds other than their sex.

“The feminists of those years yelled that all we wanted was equality. Now that has turned into a pathetic whine for special privileges.

“No, thanks, sisters. I’ll do what I’ve always done and compete on merit.”

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Milne: “Zionist Movement Has a Grip on the Media”

Fresh video footage has been unearthed by investigative reporter Iggy Ostanin of Jeremy Corbyn’s spin doctor and right-hand man Seumas Milne giving his take on “Zionism” and the “media”It’s all too predictable:

“There is a view among pro-Palestinian people often that the Zionist movement has a grip on the media in a way that I think sometimes exaggerates the mechanisms through which that influence is exerted.

“And one of the things that is impressive about the Zionist movement, I would say, and this is true going back decades and decades, is the fact that many of its activists are incredibly hard working and dedicated and they bombard the media day in day out with their obsessive campaigns.”

Milne appears to have been speaking at a conference at SOAS in 2009 billed as “The Nakba, Sixty Years of Dispossession, Sixty Years of Resistance”. Milne himself was speaking in a session on “Forces of Counter-Resistance: The (Still) Unvanquished Enemies of Palestine”, Milne’s own presentation was titled “The Role of Imperialism in the Palestinian Tragedy”. It’s no surprise that only 13% of people think Labour is doing enough to tackle anti-Semitism when these are the views of Corbyn’s most senior adviser…

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Brexit ULTIMATUM: Top Tories order May to END ‘damaging’ talks with Corbyn NOW



THERESA May is under pressure to abandon “damaging” talks with the Labour Party “immediately” to focus on getting her Brexit deal through the House of Commons.

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55 Years of Tory Loyalty Broken

After 55 years of party loyalty to leaders ranging from Heath to Thatcher, after first being elected as a Tory 43 years ago in 1976, the impossible has happened. Anne Widdecombe has left the Conservative Party. She is seen in the tabloids and on reality TV as the definitive Tory.

The mood with the Conservative Party is furiously mutinous. Downing Street this morning is calmly pointing to polls from early April showing the PM regularly beats Corbyn as choice of ‘best PM’ by around 10 points – neglecting to mention “Don’t Know” is the top choice. They also cite a YouGov poll from April 1 showing 68% saying that “If Theresa May were to stand down and someone else were appointed leader it “would probably not help resolve the issue of Brexit”. This was of course before she May invited Corbyn in to determine the terms of Brexit…

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BREXIT LIVE: Fury as France gloats UK has LOST influence with Washington 'UK has vanished'



BREXIT has led to the collapse of British influence in Washington, according to outgoing French ambassador to the US Gérard Araud. Mr Araud claims UK diplomats had vanished off the scene as London became increasingly focused on the one issue dominating its politics.

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How old is Ann Widdecombe and has she joined the Brexit Party with Nigel Farage?

FORMER Tory MP Ann Widdecombe took the world of Celebrity Big Brother 2018 house by storm – but is now set for a political comeback.

The 71-year-old has put her retirement on hold to “campaign vigorously” for the European elections.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe came second on Celebrity Big Brother 2018
Former MP Ann Widdecombe came second on Celebrity Big Brother 2018
Getty Images - FilmMagic

Who is Ann Widdecombe?

Ann, 71, is a former Conservative MP for Maidstone.

She served as an MP from 1987 to 2010 and was also a member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship.

Always a vocal politician, she famously remarked about Michael Howard that “there is something of the night about him”, leading him to be satirised as a vampire ever since.

Ann retired from politics at the 2010 general election and has appeared on TV and radio in her retirement.

She has fronted her own series, Ann Widdecombe to the Rescue, acting as an agony aunt and also served as question master on a Sky quiz show called Cleverdicks.

Known for her firm views on many controversial topics and her religious beliefs, she has also presented documentaries and was the subject of a Louis Theroux profile.

A question many people ask is whether Ann is related to comedian and Last Leg host Josh Widdecombe.

Despite the pair sharing a last name, they are not related.

Has she joined the Brexit Party with Nigel Farage?

Ann has now quit the Conservatives after 55 years to join former Ukip leader Nigel Farage‘s fledgling Brexit Party in order to fight for a speedy exit from the European Union.

She is set to contest the South West region in the upcoming European elections, which will take place next month.

Outlining her reasons, she said she was appalled by the failure to deliver on the Article 50 commitment to leave on March 29.

In April 2019 she branded Theresa May the worst Prime Minister since Anthony Eden.

Ann Widdecombe was put through her paces as a farm worker on Sugar Free Farm
Ann Widdecombe was put through her paces as a farm worker on Sugar Free Farm
ITV

What reality shows has Ann Widdecombe been in?

Ann’s most memorable appearance was in the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She was partnered with Anton du Beke in 2010 and danced her way through to week nine, providing some hilarious performances which garnered public support.

In January 2018 Ann entered the Celebrity Big Brother where she was runner-up to Courtney Act.

In 2002 she took part in Celebrity Fit Club, returning as an adviser in 2005.

In 2015 she took part in 24 Hours in the Past which was a living history show immersing six celebrities in a recreation of impoverished life in Victorian Britain.

In 2017, Widdecombe took part in ITV’s Sugar Free Farm, which saw seven celebs ditch the sweet stuff and take to the fields to farm their own healthy food.

Ann Widdecombe dressed as a Victorian for 24 Hours in the Past
Ann Widdecombe dressed as a Victorian for 24 Hours in the Past
BBC

What else does she do?

Ann has appeared in pantomime following her retirement starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs where she performed with Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.

She’s also stood in as a guest host on Have I Got News For You on various occasions.

She is an accomplished author, with several novels, autobiographies and works of non-fiction to her name.

A devoted cat owner, Ann is also Patron of the charity Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land.

What has she said about feminism?

Ann has controversial views on feminism, slamming women for wanting “special privilege” and saying we’re in the age of “whine and whinge”.

Writing in the Radio Times, she said: “Until the 1970s it was lawful for employers to advertise a job with two rates of pay, one for men and one for women.

“It was likewise lawful to refuse a job, finance, property rental and mortgages to women on no grounds other than their sex.

“The feminists of those years yelled that all we wanted was equality. Now that has turned into a pathetic whine for special privileges.

“No, thanks, sisters. I’ll do what I’ve always done and compete on merit.”

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What is The Brexit Party, how is Nigel Farage involved and when was its launch?

NIGEL Farage is returning to frontline politics in a new political guise called The Brexit Party.

He is on a mission to rectify what he sees as the ‘establishment’s failure to deliver Brexit.

Nigel Farage speaks to the media outside the EU Council HQ in Brussels
Reuters

What is The Brexit Party?

The Brexit Party is a new right-wing party with a populist outlook.

In a Twitter message it said: “The establishment have failed us. They are not up to the job of delivering Brexit. We need new leaders who can lead us out of the EU.”

Farage said:  “I said in 2013 that Ukip was going to cause an earthquake in British politics and I think we can safely say we did that.

“The ambition now is to cause a revolution in British politics – and to end the two-party structure as it is, it’s just not working.”

He added: “We hope to have a profound effect on the Conservative Party and to shift the centre of gravity once more.”

Mr Farage accused the PM of turning Britain into a “laughing stock on the world stage” over Brexit.

A spokesman for the party told The Sun Online: “We are standing for the European elections on a ticket of respecting the referendum and trying to restore some hope and trust in politics.”

How is Nigel Farage involved?

Farage is the founder of the new right-wing party.

He founded the new political movement in an attempt to “fight back against the betrayal of democracy” by Theresa May, as he sees it.

Confirming he will stand to become an MEP, Mr Farage said the party had been inundated with “just under 1,000” requests from people wanting to be a candidate.

He said the “Westminister bubble” had completely misunderstood the mood of people across the country – who just want to leave the EU.

The MEP left Ukip in December 2018 after 25 years.

Ukip won the European Elections in 2015 with 27 per cent of the vote.

Bookies have made the Brexit Party second favourites for the European Elections at 3-1, behind Labour at 5-4.

Farage’s new Brexit party could WIN the European elections as voters punish the Tories for the ongoing chaos around Leaving the EU.

Fresh polling from YouGov puts the top Brexiteer’s new party ahead of Labour and the Tories on 27 per cent.

When was its launch?

The new political party officially launched on Friday April 12, 2019.

Making an appearance at the launch event was Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister Annunziata, who announced she had quit the Tories to stand for the new party in the upcoming European Elections.

The 40-year-old was unveiled as a surprise candidate for the Brexit Party, which polls show is already making in-roads into the Tory vote.

Since then the party has unveiled several more candidates including a Special Forces veteran, an ex-Communist and a smoked salmon producer.

Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, 71, also announced she was quitting the Tories, after 55 years, to stand as a Brexit Party candidate for the South West region in the European vote.

Farage has said he wants to make sure politicians honour the outcome of the EU referendum

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