A socialist resident of Belgravia, Blunkett made £91,000 on top of his parliamentary salary last year.
Guido has been looking for an excuse to use this picture of a worse-for-wear Blunkett making a grab for a dog.
Incidentally, Rebekah Wade’s so butch husband can dance!
Hat-tip : Bloggerheads
His previous cocaine use caused a scandal, leading to his resignation as a cabinet minister. But when his rivals tried to use it against him as he challenged for the leadership of the party, it backfired and made him popular with younger voters. He is the first openly gay leader of a North American major political party and is leading a revival of the PQ’s fortunes. He went to Harvard, not Oxford and is no family man, but there is a lesson there somewhere….
Andre Boisclair rolled over his rivals last week, his sexuality never becoming an issue in the leadership campaign. Instead his past cocaine use dominated the race even though Boisclair refused to discuss how often he did the drug when he was a cabinet minister or who supplied it to him.
Shortly before his cocaine use became front-page news, he was confronted over his wild lifestyle while in government. Muttering a few now-familiar lines about youthful indiscretions, Boisclair blushed and just kept quiet. It worked.
Guido thinks he should be given the chance to do just that as shadow Overseas Development minister, and if he doesn’t accept…
UPDATE : Davis campaign source emails to say Guido is mis-quoting and Basher WOULD accept Overseas Development post. Sky News video download is not working, so can’t check. Somebody email Guido the exact quote please….
UPDATE : This article has now been heavily edited to correct mis-quote. Davis team source emails again to say he did not say Davis would or would not accept Overseas Development. Diplomatically reminding Guido that the Davis Campaign manager currently has the job. Glad that’s cleared up.
Daddy has fixed him up with a job at a radio station owned by the luxury brands multinational, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. Euan has also been seen in an establishment owned by Larry Flint. The Hustler Club is off the Champs-Elysees and its where Euan has been enjoying watching the girls getting naked. Hope his girlfriend in London is cool with that…
Bernard Arnault, the French billionaire chairman of LVMH is friendly with the Blairs. Expect Tony, post-premiership, to join the board. Which will mean Cherie won’t have to hustle so much for the up-market branded freebies she so cherishes.
Except, well, Al Jazeera do give succour to the enemies of freedom don’t they? They are the Lord Haw Haws of the War on Terror (actually George Galloway is the Lord Haw Haw of our age). I was told some years ago by a British source that the Americans were stupid complaining about the station (Al Jazeera was banned from the press gallery of the New York Stock Exchange). The source said it was heavily infiltrated by MI6 (hence the proliferation of “ex-BBC” staff who work at Al Jazeera) and that for an Arab news station it was moderate and liberal, to the extent that it was actually a relatively moderating force for Western values in the Arab world. The anti-Israeli propaganda is low key compared to the rest of the region, with Israeli spokesman given airtime.
Over at “Don’t Bomb Us” a blog run by Al Jazeera staffers they say;
Confusing? So which button should I display?
Guido is busy in the Courts today – clearly not everyone finds the blog as amusing as you do. Get voting…
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Tony Blair threatens Ed:
“If you had a strong political lead that was combining the politics of aspiration with the politics of compassion, I still think that’s where you could get a substantial majority… If I ever do an interview on [the state of the Labour Party], it will have to be at length…”