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

“A healthy body leads to a healthy mind” says Charles Clarke and “a picture speaks a thousand words” says Guido.


Seen Elsewhere

Tories: Ruffley Critics are ‘Minority Feminist Groups’ | Buzzfeed
Harriet Harman Offers Less Than the Living Wage | Owen Bennett
Fallon’s Red Arrow Spin Unravels | Wings Over Scotland
What is the LibDems’ Problem With “The Jews” | Speccie
Image is the Least of Ed’s Worries | Speccie
The Most Politically Cynical Speech I Have Ever Seen | Dan Hodges
Full Sunday Sport Style Guide Email | MediaGuido
What if a Hamas Rocket Hit a BA Plane? | Richard Littlejohn
Sunday Sport Swearing Style Guide | Popbitch
Tory MP’s Love of Astrology | BBC
No.10 Shouldn’t Get Excited at Growth Figures | Mark Wallace


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New Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has big ambitions in his first meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu today:

“I came to bring this conflict to an end.”



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