Friday, February 19, 2010

Gordon’s Greek Gaffe

Gordon was mingling with other lefty failures today at the “Progressive Governance Conference” – A collection of lefty leaders working out how they can use the economic crisis to increase public spending even further. Not that the Greek economy could get much worse, but the last thing Prime Minister George Papandreou needed was a photo-op with Jonah. In a rather rude fashion it seems the Prime Mentalist snubbed the Greek PM by refusing to name-check him in his speech.

You would expect Gordon to be happy to draw attention to the only European leader to be in a worse situation than himself.

Non-Denial of the Day

The explosive revelations of Andrew Rawnsley’s book, set to be serialised this Sunday are all ready causing ripples. The Standard headline of “No 10 denies naked Gordon Brown called aide C-word” is some what misleading. Three quarters through the story you realise what the bunker bod actually said was: “We do not recognise this story.Well that’s all well and good but hardly a denial.

Friday Caption Contest (Job Interview Edition)

+ + + Sky: Purnell Standing Down at GE + + +

Who is Really Ahead in the Polls?

Frustration with politicians is rightly at an all time high. Though about ten points ahead there is still no really coherent ideology from the Conservatives. No one is quite sure in what direction the chaotic and shambolic Downing St operation is going to go next, the whole thing is a mess. Guido normally leaves the psephology to Political Betting but he noted with some interest the figures buried in the latest YouGov data.

25% of people compared to 23% think that Labour chop and change too much and are more incoherent than the Tories. However 34% think they are both rubbish. 36% reckon neither party is led by people of any ability. Hardly a ringing endorsement. Looks like the stay at homes have it.


Seen Elsewhere

How Avoidable Scandals Destroy Stupid Politicians | Alex Wickham
UKIP Mosque Confusion | The Week
Let’s Ban the Word Internet | Padraig Reidy
Are the Broadcasters Ready For the Election? | Specccie
Moral Bankruptcy of the BBC | David Keighley
UKIP’s ‘Starsky and Hutch’ | Total Politics
Innocent Sun Journo Just Doing Her Job | Sun
Boris Sent Up North | Times
The Only Way to Mend the EU | Leo McKinstry
Northern Labour Tearing Party Apart | David Aaronovitch
Osborne is Son of Brown | Peter Oborne


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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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