Lots of front, but hasn't got a Scooby Doo
That this story was not run by any other paper somehow got missed: there was no corroboration, and nor will there be. Cole had been taking dictation from the spooks, which has miraculously been reinvented as journalism, which it is not. But there was more: “Boris Johnson is drawing up plans to send the SAS into Syria to bring back the British children of Islamic State fighters, The Mail on Sunday can reveal”. He wasn’t. Then came Brexit.
“David Frost warns the cabinet that Michel Barnier’s current mandate from the EU27 is un-negotiable and unless he ignores it again - like it did last autumn - the talks will collapse within weeks” Tweeted Cole. Ignored what? “Separate source: ‘They always claim they are sticking to their mandate until suddenly they are not. Barnier claimed last autumn that he had no mandate to ditch the backstop, yet he did just that.’” Ri-i-i-ight.proclaimed his great revelation that Huawei was, er, doing some sponsorship. The article also described Neil Ferguson as Imperial College’s “Most famous son”. Perhaps he hasn’t heard of Robert Winston. So what the deal? “As part of the partnership, Huawei will provide 5G indoor wireless network and AI Cloud platform, at one of Imperial’s campuses. This facility will support the research work of Imperial’s Data Science Institute (DSI); the Leonardo Centre; the College’s Enterprise Lab”. Providing a 5G network? The rotters!
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Which category Cole is in I will leave to others to figure out. What a hire, eh Rebekah?