Carole’s corona meltdown

The crisis has reminded us just how deranged this celebrated journalist is.


Topics Brexit Politics UK

Carole Cadwalladr – the *shudder* Orwell Prize-winning journalist best known for spreading conspiracy theories about Russians and Cambridge Analytica swinging the EU referendum – has been taking to the coronavirus crisis with her usual level of professionalism and level-headedness.

For instance, here she is implying that PM Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, is actually ‘in hiding’ and dodging scrutiny.

Elsewhere, she has valiantly tried to crowbar the crisis into her more longstanding conspiratorial obsessions – such as that Vote Leave somehow ‘rigged’ the referendum, and so she says we should be wary of its ‘data bros’ being at the heart of government during this pandemic.

For outbursts like this, she has been rinsed across Twitter. Her erstwhile defenders have been unusually quiet. But this rather begs the question of why so many took her so seriously for so long – even when, for instance, she was suggesting that two prominent Leave campaigners’ jaunt to the Italian ski slopes was part of a plan to enlist the Italian government to help bring about a No Deal Brexit.

Remoanerism is a hell of a drug. The coronavirus crisis has once again exposed people like Carole for the cranks that they are.

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Gordon der Gopher

2nd April 2020 at 7:49 pm

Is she the one off The Apprentice?

Ian Wilson

2nd April 2020 at 6:28 pm

Why doesn’t she just leave the UK if she hates us all so much? I’ve never understood all the whining and moaning, just go live in Germany dear.

Lyn Keay

2nd April 2020 at 6:11 pm

Her reasons won’t be the right ones & a stopped watch is right more than her, but, she’s right on one thing though. Parliament should hold the executive to account during these emergency powers.

Davy Hayes

2nd April 2020 at 5:04 pm

Mad cow disease appears to have returned….

John Wells

2nd April 2020 at 4:37 pm

Since being an adult (now 51) I’ve always prided myself on not bothering with mainstream media or indeed knowing what the chess players in government are up to – life just seems to go on without my involvment!
The Covid-19 event (note – not coronavirus, that happens every year) has clearly caught even my attention and so it was I found Spiked whilst trying to find a back story to Chloe Middleton. So far it seems a source of quality, generally unbiased journalism so the above ‘report’ and [some of the] following comments) are a disappointment.
I would’ve hoped ad hominem attacks beneath this publication. It should be considered that people like Carole Cadwalladr (never heard of her until now) are often the ones that aren’t afraid to put forward radical ideas – that are sometimes later proved founded. The above report has no content apart from mud-slinging and should be confined to the tabloids.

Dominic Straiton

2nd April 2020 at 3:43 pm

She obviously starts drinking about 8am.


2nd April 2020 at 2:29 pm

It is the job of journalists to ask stupid questions and politicians to give stupid answers.

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2nd April 2020 at 3:04 pm

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James Knight

2nd April 2020 at 2:09 pm

It is not only bog rolls that are sold it. There is a run on tin foil hats.

christopher barnard

2nd April 2020 at 1:53 pm

There’s a market for the stuff she writes. She takes the money.


2nd April 2020 at 2:30 pm

The tabloids prove that most of the British public will believe anything.


2nd April 2020 at 3:28 pm

Not only the tabloids Zenobia. Over recent years much of the media, including the BBC, the Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times have promoted the fiction that the EU is a beneficent polity structured so as to promote the well being of the citizens of its member states. And people fall for it! Time and again.

Jonathan Marshall

2nd April 2020 at 1:51 pm

I always thought she was a bit of a fruitcake, but her latest outpourings prove she really is completely batsh!t crazy.

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