May 7th, 2008

Contractual Lies

Sue Cameron of the FT took the trouble to call Hermes to dig into Labour’s spin that David Pitt-Watson is walking away from the General Secretary job because of “contractual difficulties” with his old job. “No contractual difficulties with us,” Hermes told her.

Well, says Labour, he has had difficulties extricating himself from his old job. “No,” says Hermes. “He left last week.”

We seem to accept blatant lies from politicians nowadays as just par for the course. Particularly if they come from anonymous spokesman. Guido always tries to name the spokesperson so that we know who is doing the lying. They don’t like that…


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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…”



Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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