Monday, September 6, 2004

Job Cuts at the Dept. for Workshy & Pensionable

PA has just reported that Work and Pensions Secretary Andrew Smith has resigned, Mr Smith said that he wanted to leave his post “to devote more time to the responsibilities I enjoy in my constituency and to my family”. Just 40,000 more civil servant jobs to go!

Silly Season Extended : Lord Kinnock

Socialist Kinnock to join institution he vowed to smash says Glasgow Record. Have they been drinking? This is supposedly to appeal to their base. How will ennobling Kinnockio appeal to working class to-lazy-to-vote base? Glenys will be curtseying to the Queen next.

Where is the love?

Part I Foreign Policy Centre director Mark Leonard says: “Pro-Europeans cannot afford to let the constitution vote become a referendum on Blair. Two thirds of the public are ready to be swayed but a campaign focusing on the prime minister will lose as many votes as it will gain.” Translation: “Everybody hates Blair and he’s a bloody liability”. I fear the propellor-hat is coming off this wonk, and I don’t think Lord Levy will be pleased with the young Mark, author of “Why Europe will run the 21st Century” [Look in the fiction dept.]

Part II Shagger Norris on Howard’s summer policy blitz “Some of them have hit the spot, most of them have been perfectly sensible but fewer if any have caught the public imagination.” Translation: “I nearly won against Ken. Howard hasn’t a hope at this rate.”

Clarke to shake-up school meals


Seen Elsewhere

Does Europe Really Want Britain to Quit? | Nick Wood
Immigration Nation | Hopi Sen
Tories Choose Anti-Israel Candidate in Rochester | JC
Osborne’s Daycare Obsession is a Time Bomb | Kathy Gyngell
BBC Marr Pinko Trying to Ban the Queen | Speccie
Eric Hobsbawm: Companion of Dishonour | Standpoint
Guido Party Gossip | Iain Dale
Russell Brand Comes Out as 9/11 Truther | Guardian
Health Revolution is Underway | Fraser Nelson
UKIP Gets Professional | Red Box
Kelly Tolhurst Wins Rochester Open Primary | BBC


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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Cameron’s refusal to pay the £1.7 billion EU bill by December 1st:

“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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