Thomas Corbett-Dillon

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This article is about the wannabe right-wing political pundit Thomas Corbett-Dillon. For the digital content producer and former YouTuber Craig Dillon keep reading because they are the same person, although he may not want this widely known.
It's chaos, Tucker... The short of the story is that we elected Boris to be the British Trump. You know, he was going to shake up the system. He was going to deliver Brexit. He was going to stick it to the elites, but he very quickly got sucked in by the sort of globalist agenda. You know, he spent a lot of time sucking up to Macron and Merkel that he forgot he's a conservative. As you said, he went very hard on lockdown, very hard on vaccines. He became woke and then he fully signed up to this Greta Thunberg idea of the world is ending, which is not what the conservative people voted for.
—Thomas Corbett-Dillon, Tucker Carlson Tonight, July 7, 2022[1]

Craig Thomas Dillon (1992–)[2] also known as Thomas Corbett-Dillon is a British former YouTube star, the founder and CEO of the defunct video production company[3] Westminster DigitalWikipedia[4][5][6] and the wannabe right-wing political pundit who went viral in a clip from a July 7, 2022, episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, in which he made the ludicrously misleading claim that the then recently dethroned British PM Boris Johnson had been forced out of office for becoming “too woke” and not being the “British Trump” he had been elected to be.[1][7][8]

YouTube beginnings and endings[edit]

Yes, I’m one of those annoying YouTube guys, posting videos about random stuff and being watched by thousands every week, but on a cold Sunday night last November, my world changed.
—Craig Dillon, Gay Times, October 11, 2015[9]

While studying TV production first at the Colchester Institute[10] and later at the University of Westminster,[11] Craig Dillon launched a successful YouTube channel with 50,000 subscribers and over one million views of his pranks, challenges and lifestyle tips.[12][13] It was at this time that, according to a 2014 investigation by TenEighty,[14] a Thomas Corbett, claiming to represent YouTube management, but using an email domain registered to Dillon, first appears emailing promoters with requests for Dillon to be granted backstage passes and celebrity interviews, in an action which TenEighty concludes may have contravened the Fraud Act 2006.

Thomas Corbett next appeared, according to the TenEighty investigation,[14] during a police investigation into criminal allegations against Dillon, which was dropped after six-months due to lack of evidence.[15][9] Corbett claiming, from the same email domain as before, to be a legal representative for Craig Dillon is reported to have threatened defamation action against those that had made[12] and those that had reported upon[16] the accusations that had ended his YouTube career. TenEighty speculates that, as no record of Corbett was to be found on the Law Society’s public record of registered legal practitioners, the Solicitors Act 1974 may have been violated.[14] Dillon's response to TenEighty was that Corbett was infact a relative who worked with him.[14]

With his dreams of being the next Graham Norton seemingly scuppered,[13] Dillon instead found gainful employment as a digital producer for Sky News,[4] which proved to be a stepping stone to his next big media venture.[5]

Digikids in the halls of Westminster[edit]

Craig Dillon founded video production company Westminster Digital in November 2017.[3] Nicknamed Digikids of Westminster by the British tabloids,[4] the company specialised in the production of short Facebook promo-videos highlighting Tory MPs concerns about local issues.[5]

According to a 2021 investigation by the Daily Mirror up to fifty MPs paid the Digikids around £165,000 (including £4000 from policing minister Kit Malthouse for his hit podcast The Maltcast)[17] of UK tax payers money for their work around the 2019 Tory leadership competition and subsequent 2019 United Kingdom general election.[18] Among the Digikids many clients at this time was the eventual winner of both those contests, Boris Johnson, who Dillon advised to "keep quiet".[19] This apparently qualifies Dillon to be introduced as a former advisor to Johnson for all his subsequent political punditry.

In January 2020, Dillon became one of the first people in the UK to be tested for Covid-19, after dosing himself up and hanging around outside in a t-shirt, so the symptoms of an infection he says he knew could be the coronavirus, would not be detected by airport health checks and delay his return to London from Australia via China.[20] Sadly, his apparent ambition of being the next Typhoid Mary was thwarted when the results came back negative.

Despite moving to the US during the pandemic,[6] Dillon went on to provide social media and video services for Penny Mordaunt's failed 2022 Tory leadership campaign but was, according to The Times,[21] forced out following accusations of astroturfing and a distracting appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight under the pseudonym Thomas Corbett-Dillon.[22] At this time Dillon's UK-based co-director resigned from the company.[3]

Incredible scenes on Tucker Carlson Tonight[edit]

He so humiliated himself and, without offence to you, your country I think, that you almost feel like there was something else going on here. Why would he have been sucked in to the most conventional dumb kind of lifestyle liberalism when he's obviously a very smart guy?
—Tucker Carlson, Tucker Carlson Tonight, July 7, 2022[1]
So it's a shame because he had a lot of potential. We were very excited when he, er, you know he had everything, he even had the hair like Trump. But it just didn't come through in the end.
—Thomas Corbett-Dillon, Tucker Carlson Tonight, July 7, 2022[1]
Tucker Carlson Tonight (July 7, 2022)

In a star making turn on the July 7, 2022, Tucker Carlson Tonight episode, explaining to the slack-jawed host the reasons for recently ousted British PM Boris Johnson's resignation, Craig Dillon, appearing as Thomas Corbett-Dillon, managed to dog-whistle a whole slew of right-wing talking points, including globalism, anti-lockdown, anti-vaxx, climate change denial, and, of course, wokeness, whilst carelessly failing to make any mention of either the Partygate or Pincher scandals, which most lesser pundits had assumed responsible for the bumbling PM's final downfall. A performance described by BoingBoing's Rob Beschizza as being akin to "AI-generated gibberish trained on a corpus of downvoted reddit comments," and "so completely divorced from reality that maybe, just maybe, it will offer a 'zen stick' moment to someone, somewhere who hasn't realized this is how Fox News reports on everything."[23]

Corbett-Dillon’s appearance was picked up by Beschizza and other media commentators after being shared to Twitter by parody account Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) as an example of how misleading Fox News could be. And prompted commentary and mockery in a number of quote tweets reproduced in The Independent.[8]

  • “My god. And I always wonder why British people get sucked into this nonsense. Yes people say all kinds of rubbish, but this level of conspiratorial fantasy is so completely jarring with what’s acceptable on TV in the UK,” by ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman (@JamesAALongman)
  • “Just going on telly to say a million made up things,” by Liverpool Echo editor Liam Thorp (@LiamThorpECHO).
  • “Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson simply fell into a vat of elites and became woke, so he had to go. Incredible scenes,” by Den of Geek editor Cardinal Copium (@emotionalpedant).
  • “Reading through the quote tweets, I take it this level of fake news is not allowed in the UK… even though it’s the base of the Murdoch empire. Something to think about…” by film director Lexi Alexander.

Corbett-Dillon’s own Twitter account was, curiously, no longer visible by the time of The Independent's reporting.[8]

A million made up things[edit]

Dillon continues to appear under the name Corbett-Dillon on Twitter and other right-wing news outlets putting forward bad takes on a variety of subjects.

Trumpety Trump. Trump! Trump! Trump![edit]

Appealing to his intended demographic, all of Corbett-Dillon's analysis is seemingly brought back to Donald Trump with the former president's fellow right-wing populists Boris Johnson and Giorgia Meloni refered to as being elected to be the British Trump[1] and Italian Trump[24][25] respectively, and criticised for, in his view, not having put their countries first.

A new world order[edit]

The people want something different to the globalists, so they are working behind the scenes to control the people.
—Thomas Corbett-Dillon, Fox News, Febuary 17, 2024[26]

Playing into WEF conspiracy theories, Corbett-Dillon blames the perceived failures of conservative political leaders such as Johnson[1] and his Tory party successors in the UK,[26] Meloni in Italy,[24][25] and Leo Varadkar in Ireland[27] on their abandoning of right-wing policy in order to jump into bed with the globalists.

White genocide[edit]

Stoking fears of white genocide and The Great Replacement, Corbett-Dillon criticizes the Tory party in the UK,[26] Meloni in Italy,[24] and Varadkar in Ireland[27] for failing to deal with what he refers to as an immigration crisis. "Europe is struggling," he told Fox News, and, "Flooding the continent with people who will take more out of the system than they put in will only make the European crisis worse." "The European appetite for accepting refugees is over," he continued, "particularly Muslims who have failed to assimilate into our culture."[28]

He even produced his own version of "the mantra" with a tweet reading:

Asia is for Asian People ✅
Africa is for Black People ✅
Europe is for White People 👮🏻‍♂️
— Thomas Corbett-Dillon, March 2, 2024.[29]

He has also criticised the dispatching of Royal Navy to save the lives of immigrants who run into trouble crossing the English Channel.[26]


Tapping into transphobia, because that's popular, right?, Corbett-Dillon misgendered Dylan Mulvaney in a March 13, 2024 tweet, in which he called for her to be banned from society and committed to a mental asylum.[30]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Former adviser to Boris Johnson says the prime minister went 'woke' and 'forgot he's a conservative' (July 7, 2022) Fox News (archived from March 15, 2023)
  2. Craig Thomas DILLON Companies House
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 WD International Holdings LTD Companies House
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Meet the millennials helping the Tory leadership hopefuls go viral by Camilla Tominey and Natasha Bernal (June 27, 2019) The Telegraph (archived from June 27, 2021)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Why local Tories are pumping out Brexit-dodging Facebook videos by Gian M. Volpicelli (December 9, 2019) WIRED
  6. 6.0 6.1 Most Eligible LGBTQ Singles 2022 (February 9, 2022) Blade (archived from Feb 3, 2023)
  7. Boris Johnson's former advisor says he was elected to be 'British Trump' by Sophie Thompson (July 12, 2022) indy100 (archived from August 9, 2022).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Tucker Carlson guest mocked for ‘making up a million things’ about Boris Johnson’s resignation by Gino Spocchia (July 13, 2022) The Independent (archived from July 20, 2022)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Being outed – Craig Dillon’s story by Craig Dillon (October 11, 2015) Gay Times (archived from May 8, 2017)
  10. Film student has more than 200,000 video hits by Will Lodge (May 15, 2013) Colchester Gazette (archived from March 20, 2024)
  11. Craig's Youtube videos are proving a hit (May 17, 2013) Colchester Gazette (archived from July 13, 2022)
  12. 12.0 12.1 YouTube vlogger Craig Dillon pursues defamation action after rape allegation by Adam Sherwin (November 11, 2014) The Independent (archived from July 12, 2022)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Craig Dillon interview: Youtube vlogger on seeking protection for those accused of sex attacks online after being accused himself by Adam Sherwin (May 1, 2015) The Independent (archived from July 20, 2022)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Craig Dillon’s “Lawyer” is Fake (November 14, 2014) TenEighty
  15. Lack of evidence cited in abuse allegations against YouTuber Craig Dillon by Michelle Jaworski (November 10, 2014) Daily Dot
  16. YouTuber Craig Dillon denies all rape accusations by Michelle Jaworski (November 12, 2014) Daily Dot
  17. Policing minister claimed up to £800 a month on expenses to pay for his podcast by Mikey Smith (March 18, 2021) Mirror
  18. Tory MPs spend £160k of taxpayers' cash getting Facebook videos made by same firm by Mikey Smith (June 3, 2021) Mirror
  19. Savvy online campaigns gave Johnson and Hunt critical edge in Tory leadership contest by Mark Bridge (June 21, 2019) The Times (archived July 15, 2022)
  20. 'It was like being in Contagion': Briton tested for coronavirus reveals 'surreal' hospital quarantine by Craig Dillon (January 12, 2020) The Telegraph (archived July 17, 2022)
  21. Fox News pundit has fought digital war for Penny Mordaunt by George Grylls and Chris Smyth (July 20, 2022) The Times (archived July 26, 2022)
  22. Tory activist working on Penny Mordaunt's leadership campaign once claimed Boris Johnson had become too 'woke' by John Stevens (July 18, 2022) Daily Mail (archived July 22, 2022)
  23. Fox News: UK prime minister Boris Johnson resigned because he was a woke pro-Europe globalist (July 13, 2022) by Rob Beschizza BoingBoing (archived from Feb 27, 2024)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Meloni's shift from anti-globalist to pro-Europe, Biden buddy infuriates base: 'Will not vote for her anymore' by Peter Aitken (March 2, 2024) Fox News
  25. 25.0 25.1 Creepy or fascist?: Biden ignites debate after kissing Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni by Mikael Thalen (March 5, 2024) Daily Dot
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 UK's Conservatives on track to lose next election, critics blast poor migration policy: 'People have given up' by Peter Aitken (Febuary 17, 2024) Fox News (archived from Febuary 26, 2024)
  27. 27.0 27.1 Ireland PM's resignation is 'just another kick in the globalists': Thomas Corbett-Dillon (March 20, 2024) Fox News
  28. World, UN signal no exit for civilians caught up in Gaza war: 'Politically toxic' by Ruth Marks Eglash (March 2, 2024) Fox News
  29. Asia is for Asian People ✅ Africa is for Black People ✅ Europe is for White People 👮🏻‍♂️ by Thomas Corbett-Dillon (March 13, 2024) Twitter (archived from March 14, 2024)
  30. Since we’re banning things today, let’s ban him from society. Off to the mental asylum! 👋🏻 by Thomas Corbett-Dillon (March 13, 2024) Twitter (archived from March 14, 2024)