Bill Gross, the world’s biggest bond investor says…
“I would vote Labour. Favouring employment versus the financial markets is a decent policy; certainly not beneficial for the currency or the gilt market but beneficial for the people,”
Earlier in the week it was the Staggers that were highlighting their intern-hypocrisy, and now as the Lib Dems head to Birmingham for Clegg’s “return to your constituencies and prepare for government” moment, they too have fallen foul of practising what they preach.
The sandalistas are debating “Proposals for Youth Employment” including:
“c) Introducing a new ‘Paid Internship’ scheme for the twelve months after the 2010 general election, paying anyone undertaking such an internship a ‘training allowance’ of £55 a week (£5 more than Jobseeker’s Allowance); and providing minimum standards for all internships, including reasonable expenses and maximum lengths.”
All very noble, the Lib Dems have long been advocates of paid internships. As ever the reality is much different. In the run up to the election Cowley Street, candidates and MPs are all looking for new staff. You work for free, which isn’t fair and shows you can’t trust them to live up to their own policies…
This isn’t a surprise. The Clerk of the Parliaments, Michael Pownall, gave the Lords almost free reign to continue troughing by ruling that there is no definition of main residence for the purposes of expenses. A ruling almost designed to make a prosecution impossible. Uncharged is not the same as innocent…
This week we bring footage of the release from prison of the landlord who lets you smoke, the travails of magazine street sellers and MPs on trial. Here’s a preview excerpt from this week’s Guy News; a mash-up of Gordon Brown and Johnny Cash with a touch of Neil Hepburn.
If you haven’t subscribed to the Guidogram, you’ll have to wait until next week to see it…
In a campaign worthy of Jo Swinson it seems Nadine has declared war on London buses displaying 14ft ads of half-naked women trying to flog underwear. “It is becoming more hardcore and shocking. Since when did it become acceptable to have larger-than-life posters of scantily clad women moving up and down every street?” And the giant shirtless Ronaldo/Armani ad is fine though?
David Ward’s Holocaust Denier Friends | Harry's Place
Grayling: Bercow Faces Questions | Sun
Paul Flynn Could Learn a Lot From a Trip to Israel | Breitbart
50 Shades of Grayling | Speccie
Bercow’s £12,000 of VIP Sporting Freebies | Sun
Aldous Huxley v George Orwell | FatPita
Blinkered BBC is Ripe for Reform | David Keighley
Calls for Bercow to Face Inquiry | Mail
Labour Mad to Fight Tories on Tax | Dan Hodges
Right to be Forgotten is a Disaster | Padraig Reidy
Dave Could Be Finished Before 50 | James Forsyth
Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:
“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”