Friday, April 29, 2005

Question Time : Mrs Church Goes Paxo

“You have to sit on the phone for three hours in the morning trying to get an appointment because you are not allowed to ask for the appointment before that, because by making it 48 hours beforehand they are missing the Government target.” Mrs Church wasn’t the only source of trouble for Mr Blair, as the programme went off air part of the audience started chanting “Tony Blair – Liar” whilst Blair tried to placate them with security guards getting nervous enough to whisk him out the side exit.

Blair on Iraq : Move On

Issues that Matter, the Booing

This part of the blogosphere never shirks from covering the issues that really matter in this campaign, so once again Guido returns to the issue of the schoolkids booing Blair at the Lillian Bayliss School’s education campaign launch. Much argument centres on whether it was booing or as New Labour spins – “booming”. The video suggests that not only was there booing, but jeering and wolf whistles. Yet many comments on previous posts seem to be Blairites who are in denial.

A source close to those booing schoolchildren tells me they also sang: ‘Mr Blair, we don’t care, you’re wearing Cherie’s underwear’ until they were made to stop. Spin on that…

Thatcher Leaves UK

The Times reports that Maggie is depressed at the prospect of a third Labour victory in a row and has left the country after failing to take part in a general election campaign for the first time in 70 years. “She wants to see a Conservative government again. She is frustrated that is not going to happen, despite the Labour Government’s serious shortcomings and all Tony Blair’s lies.”

The depressing prospect of however many years of Blair followed by Prime Minister Brown and his dour Scottish socialism fills many with dread.

Guido wants to leave the country as well…

Blair & Howard : Majority Call Them Liars

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Paddy Power Says "Its All Over", Paying Out Labour Bets

Paddy Power are paying out straight Labour to Win bets already placed.
Fruits of Your Labour!
Labour swept the board in the last General election and we’re expecting more of the same this time round. Therefore we’re paying out on all bets on Labour to win the General Election with still 7 days to go until polling day!

Lynton would be pleased except for one thing, the Tories are actually going to lose.

Hat tip Political Betting

MG Ooops

Tucked away inside the Labour business manifesto, is the commitment to
“Introduce a new award for Phoenix Entrepreneurs to encourage positive public recognition for individuals whose first business did not succeed but who have come back, worked hard and built successful enterprises.”

Given the recent demise of Phoenix MG Rover, surely their choice of words is more than a trifle insensitive?

Hat tip: Thom Dyke

You Can’t Fool All of the People All of the Time

Q. Is Tony Blair a liar?

When ICM asked, 44% of all voters agreed that he was, two-thirds of Conservative voters saw him as a liar, half of all Liberal Democrat voters and even a fifth of Labour voters think he is a liar.
Gordon Brown, however, told reporters this morning that the entire cabinet had numerous discussions on Iraq, with numerous documents to consult, including the Blix report, the Jack Straw document, the six-point initiative, a legal document on the use of force “in addition to” the attorney general’s one-page advice. “I not only trust Tony Blair but I respect Tony Blair for the way he went about that decision,” he bullshitted.

What I Say "Three Times Is True"

“I have never told a lie. No. I don’t intend to go telling lies to people. I did not lie over Iraq.” Tony Blair

From the ministerial code of conduct: “When advice from the Law Officers is included in correspondence between Ministers, or in papers for the Cabinet or Ministerial Committees, the conclusions may if necessary be summarised but, if this is done, the complete text of the advice should be attached.”

The Cabinet was misled, it did not see the full advice. Well, lets be honest, would you show Clare Short or Robin Cook the advice on the eve of war? Of course not, but this is supposed to be a democracy.

The Campaign for Sir Peter Stringfellow

The Indy’s Pandora column reports that Tory vice-chairman Andrew Rosindell received a donation from a local company called Secrets. A firm of that name operates “gentleman’s clubs” across the south-east. Rosindell says “I’ve no knowledge of lap-dancing. The donation came from a Romford businessman, who wanted to help with a civic pin badge project. It was a community thing, and nothing political.”

Strip joints are all the rage in Tory circles: the other night, Baroness Thatcher, visited Stringfellow’s Club, yet more evidence of her good judgement and support for Tory entrepreneurs. Which brings me once again to Guido’s ongoing campaign for a knighthood for Peter Stringfellow. Were he a more boring captain of industry making widgets instead of the world’s most famous nightclub owner, I have no doubt that he would have been knighted by now. Politicians are always recommending lesser non-entity donors for gongs. I think it is way past time that Mr Stringfellow heard the words “arise Sir Peter”. Shame on those who so enjoy his hospitality and support for not having put him forward yet! It is more evidence, as if more evidence was required, that political correctness is out of control.

You can learn more from the great man’s life by reading his surprising and entertaining biography “King of Clubs”. Pledge your Support for the Campaign!

Seen Elsewhere

Fraser Nelson: Put Your Money on Ed Miliband to Win | Guardian
Guido Fawkes is Too Aggressive | The Times
Ditch Tobacco Plain Packaging | Grassroots Conservatives
What Farage, Boris and Rob Ford Have in Common | William Walter
Labour Spell New Adviser’s Name Wrong | ITV
Dave Stung by Jellyfish | Sun
City Minister’s Inheritance Tax Dodging Trusts | Indy
What I Would Have Done if I was Sarah Wollaston | Iain Dale
Boris is an Epic Europhile | Louise Mensch
Warsi Got PM to Confront “Secular Fundamentalism” | Fraser Nelson
Guardian April Fools Apology | Press Gazette


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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