Isabel Oakshott and the WhatsApp Leaks

Why there is more to Isabel than bad hair extensions.

When hearing about Isabel’s leaks and alleged breach of confidentiality by Matt Hancock, my immediate thought was,  
“Oh shut up, silly man,” said the reptile with a grin
“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.”

So let’s unpack the details.

As David has so eloquently adumbrated, the entire series of leaks actually reinforces mainstream narratives that a dangerous virus exited, there was indeed a pandemic and PCR tests had value. Furthermore, for those who insist that any wrong doing on the part of government is a result of “cock up” rather than “conspiracy”, there is ample grist for the mill. The WhatsApp leaks create a picture of incompetence, panic, bluster and buffoonery, not one of coordinated and meticulously calculated actions driven by nudge units using behavioral psychology and Great Reset principles.  While there’s some evidence of callousness in regards restrictions, and an appetite for more menacing policing, that’s probably lost on most. It’s good to have vindication that masks, rules of 4 or 6 were bogus and variants overhyped, but it’s not getting to the sinister heart of the matter. The spikey subject of the jab remains untouchable.

The leaks give the impression that the government’s worst trait is it’s incompetence and possibly the fact that it was out of touch – but neither of these are crimes are they? Nothing at all criminal emerges from the WhatsApp avalanche, so does it have any value in the quest for justice? Of course not.

But let’s look closer at Isobel Oakshott, educated at Gordonstoun School in Aberdeen the Alma Mata of Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Peter and Zara Phillips, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. It’s a school that educates earls, counts, viscounts and dukes. She’s related to life peer Matthew Oakeshott, former Director of Warburg Investment Management. Isobel, it could be argued is closely tied into the establishment and unlikely to rock the boat.

She cut her teeth in Scottish newspapers, then in Fleet Street writing for tabloids.

She has co-authored several books.

Back in 2013, while at The Sunday Times, she persuaded Vicky Pryce (Deputy Head of the UK Government Economic Service from 2004 to 2007, and Joint Head from 2007-2010 and  also Companion of the Order of the Bath) to implicate her estranged husband, former Liberal Democrat MP and Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, in having committed the offence of perverting the course of justice reference a traffic offence, leading to the case R v Huhne, and following which both Pryce and Huhne were convicted and imprisoned. Pryce had a glittering career in economics, which was only slightly derailed due to her imprisonment. However I mention this story as Isobel was involved in the downfall of these two high flyers, albeit temporary in Pryce’s case.

In 2019, she wrote a series of articles for The Mail on Sunday which relied on leaked diplomatic memos penned by the former British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, in which he criticised the Trump administration as “inept and insecure”. The leak led to his resignation after Donald Trump used twitter to highlight the situation. Subsequently, the Guardian had to amend an article by its parliamentary sketch writer John Crace which contained a sentence that cast aspersions that Oakeshott had obtained the Darroch emails by sleeping with Nigel Farage or Arron Banks. Oakshott claimed the assertion was, “demonstrably false and extraordinarily sexist”. She was reportedly paid a five figure sum in damages. However, bottom line was that Darrock lost his role as ambassador.

Oakeshott has written a number of non-fiction books, one of which is Farmageddon: the true cost of cheap meat, which addresses the effects of industrial-scale meat production. While we would probably all agree that industrial scale, inhumane farming isn’t particularly desirable, the book advocates less meat eating, and is co written by Phillip Lymbery who has taken part in several Chatham House and UN meetings and who was appointed as a United Nations Food Systems Champion for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. It sounds like this book is a stalking horse for sustainable development and destruction of all farming and meat eating. An agenda at work.

She also penned ‘Call Me Dave’, co-written with Michael Ashcroft, which was an unauthorised biography of former British prime minister David Cameron. The book alleged that Cameron, during his university days, had performed a sex act involving a dead pig – which obviously created controversy. The unsubstantiated story was founded on hearsay, and Oakeshott subsequently had to concede her source could have been “deranged”. However, perhaps the damage was done and why? Was this another poison pen job?

In 2018 she co-authored another book with Ashcroft on the state of the British Armed Forces, ‘White Flag?’ What’s very interesting about this book is that it’s an effort to encourage greater and urgent investment into the British military due to a pressing need for a national strategy with strong armed forces at its heart. It seems there was concern with Ashcroft and Oakshott that the British army was ill equipped for the coming conflict ie Ukraine presumably.

She authored yet another book with Ashcroft, which looks at the failings of the NHS, but which some say is a thinly disguised push for privatisation. I noticed the book trumpets the dedication and bravery of the NHS staff, and how hospitals were able to treat patients with coronavirus. This is again reinforcing establishment narratives. The gotcha moment was this quote about the book, “…explores an increasingly urgent question: in an era of pandemics, can the NHS provide the quality of service patients deserve?” Aha, an ‘era of pandemics’, that’s enlightening.

So Isobel has authored three books with Lord Ashcroft. That’s quite interesting. Lord Ashcroft is a former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party and is the 132nd richest person in the UK. He’s a very big supporter of Rishi Sunak, he’s even written a book ‘Going for Broke: The Rise of Rishi Sunak’, which was called by the Guardian: “Too perfect to be plausible – If this biography is to be believed, the chancellor is a clever charmer without flaws or enemies.” It sounds like one would need a lemon sorbet to cleanse the palate after reading this book which appears saturated in sickening spin about splendid Sunak.

So, are the WhatsApp messages a way to deflect from Sunak’s abysmal ratings and inept performance. An attempt to get rid of the threat of The Boris for good? An effort to have Sunak emerge unscathed.

Isobel is currently a partner of Richard Tice, the Leader of the Reform Party who could benefit from any news that further damages the very unpopular conservative party.

Finally, let’s not underestimate Isobel’s connection to Ashcroft. Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP for Manchester Gorton, said about Tory peer Michael Ashcroft, “Just as Lord Ashcroft owns most of the Conservative Party, right-wing (redacted) millionaires own the rest.” I’m not including the quote in its entirety due to the controversy around this MPs statement.

Suffice it to say, Ashcroft is extremely influential in the Tory party. In his books co written with Isobel several agendas are pushed:
Tarnishing David Cameron, for purposes I’ve yet to explore;
Investment in the Military due to mounting threats;
Privatisation of the NHS.
He’s obviously a huge advocate of Sunak and has potentially paved his path.

In addition, Isobel is potentially pushing sustainable development goals reference farming and meat eating.

Her past is connected to the downfall of various political figures.

Neither Ashcroft nor Oakshott will do anything to damage the Tory Party, these leaks damage the Johnson government and Labour but leave Sunak relatively unscathed. I don’t think this is about the public interest at all, it’s about Sunak and possibly WHO management ot future pandemics.

In summary this WhatsApp leak is definitely ticking the criteria of – Multiple Agendas Served.

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