May 28th, 2010

Susie Squire Slips in to Spinning at the DWP for IDS

Guido is particularly pleased to add Susie Squire (pictured here briefing a senior political journalist) to the list of SpAds, bag carriers and wonks going over to government. She joins Philippa Stroud working at the DWP for Iain Duncan-Smith.  Formerly at the Taxpayers’ Alliance she will now be part of the team exorcising / reforming the welfare system.

Additions to the list include Richard Parr who follows Andrew Mitchell to DfID, Poppy Mitchell-Rose who goes with Osborne to the Treasury.  Honor Fishburn, daughter of Dudley Fishburn the former Tory MP for Kensington and Chelsea, goes to Downing Street to do Andy Coulson’s bidding and Cameron’s speech writing team of Ameet Gill and Claire Foges follow him from CCHQ to become the PM’s speech writing team.

There are still a few more names left to be confirmed…


105 Comments

  1. 1
    Nick2 says:

    Why on earth do the Tories need these SpAds? Do they intend to deploy them to control their respective Civil Service departments?

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the three main parties apart.

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    • 7
      GEORGIE PEORGIE says:

      We’re all SPADding together.

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      • 49
        Anonymous says:

        Good to have you back, Sir.

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        • 64
          PM says:

          Originality isn’t one of his strong points, though.

          “We’re all together”.

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          • Dave is a corporate fascist puppet says:

            “Cameron’s speech writing team of Ameet Gill and Claire Foges follow him from CCHQ to become the PM’s speech writing team.”

            Proof that we have another actor not a leader, another bilderberg puppet who not only tell him what his policies will be but also tell him what to say in public.

            The NWO may as well just hire the man who played prime minister in yes priminister, he would probably be nmore convincing!

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          • Dave is a corporate fascist puppet says:

            Oh and just so you know, once they have sold off whole sections of the welfare system to their corporate chums disguised as charity, it will cost you even more, just like the water and the gas and the electricity.

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    • 51
      Single says:

      I’d like to give her one…

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    • 67
      Archie says:

      Hang on! She can’t be hanging with Brill O’Pad! She’s not – evidently – Asian! (I would, though!)

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    • 95
      Lord Gnome says:

      She looks like Katie Green

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    • 96
      An Anonymous Phoney Pharoah says:

      Maybe people want to fly them rar rar!

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  2. 2
    Imagine that! says:

    WHAT A BABE!

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  3. 3
    Praguetory says:

    Did she give you a hotel room key at conference in 2008?

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    • 12
      Dick the Prick says:

      Guido would have fallen for it too. Ah, geez, imagine finding Brillo in his pants – uurrgghh. Very brainy lass though so in back in the real world – good appointment by the IDS lad.

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  4. 4

    Susie’s the one on the left, presumably. Has Ms. Bordes seen this?

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  5. 5
    I am a sad fucker i bought spiceworld the movie says:

    she can tax me anytime

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  6. 6
    I am a sad fucker i bought spiceworld the movie says:

    compared to blairs babes , what a improvement

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  7. 8
    Selohesra says:

    Marks out of 1?

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  8. 9
    Right Bastard says:

    Beauty and the Beast.

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    • 15
      lets squander $45 trillion on an imaginary threat - to make carbon traders billionaires. says:

      Just a thought – if our great leaders actually told the truth they would have more time to consider the problems that face the country and would not need a ‘spinning’ team.

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      • 30
        The Lima Declaration 1975 says:

        Our “leaders” have long since abandoned the British people. The political class, no matter how they dress it up, work for corporate masters and bankers now.

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    • 20
      mandy says:

      Yes, she’s not attractive in the least (shut up 15).

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  9. 10
    The Mantle Piece says:

    As a disabled person myself is there any chance any of the DWP SpAds will actually be disabled persons able to understand the plight of the governments intended victims

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    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      Yes Norman Tebbit is a SPAD

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    • 16
      Archer Karcher says:

      Presumably you can sit at a computer and type, therefore, you can work.

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    • 18
      AC1 says:

      Extorting less from the productive does not make you a victim.

      Have you heard of Charity? It appears when extortion disappears.

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      • 28
        Not Disabled But Cripples By Paying Too Much Tax for Wasters who do nothing but fucking whinge says:

        Have you seen the prices in Help the Aged lately?
        Thieving fucking bastards.

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    • 25
      amongymous says:

      Come on, you had the last PM – he was clearly mentally disabled and wouldn’t have been allowed to stay in a position of authority in any organization other than zanu.

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  10. 11
    streamfisher says:

    I’m all right Squire (sorry thought it was the caption competition).

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  11. 17
    Voice of Treason says:

    Lovely photo of a lovely babe but spoilt by that pug ugly hypocrite in a ludicrous scarf.

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  12. 19
    Big Society says:

    She is good looking but is she any good? Further, the spad list appears to be growing & growing, it is almost beaurocratic. Too many cooks…..and who is funding this venture?

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    • 101
      Arfur Pint says:

      “beaurocratic” – any relation to Beau Peep? Have you switched your spellchecker off?
      Too many cooks = many hands make light work , says Chinese electricianman.

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  13. 22
    The Number of SpAds directly correlates with the Dimness of the Minister says:

    But the whole point of these Spastics Pissing Away Dollars was for the Labour War party to circumvent and undermine the civil service.
    I thought the Tory party were supposed to be on good terms with civil servants but judging by the number of spastics they are hiring it seems as if they are merely picking up where Gordon Brown and Tony Blair left off.
    New politics?
    What a load of bollocks.

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  14. 24
    lolol says:

    Did she use a dictionary to find out what DWP meant,bet she has never been anywhere near a jobcentre or needed any benefits to live on.

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  15. 27
    Anonymous says:

    I’d sort that out.

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  16. 31
    Sir William Waad says:

    What is this strange fascination the Duncan-Smith exerts over women? Is he a tiger in hamster’s clothing? Beneath that mild, apologetic, do-excuse-me-I’m-so-sorry, after-you-Claude exterior, beats there the heart of a stallion with the stamina of a rhinoceros? Or does he put something in their tea?

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  17. 32
    MI5 says:

    So Brillo is another midget as well FFS…

    He must have cushions in the studio…!

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    • 70
      Gonk says:

      Yep, I thought 6′ 2″ not 5′ 1″
      By the way, pathetic observations from Tuesday
      include, David Davis– late,shiny suit, scruffyish.
      Tessa Jowell–powerful calves.
      Geoffrey Howe– Molelike, smallish
      Theresa May—- Stylish

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    • 100
      Number 10's cat says:

      She’s tall and wearing heels. I know a girl who’s 5’11″ in bare feet, and has penchant for 6″ heels……. Bloody amazon!

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  18. 33
    concrete pump says:

    Phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

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  19. 34
    anon says:

    SpAds are unelected failures who cannot cut it as politicians or as civil servants.
    They are the dregs of political life.
    Which really is saying something.

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  20. 38
    Ron Davies's favourite badger says:

    A highly enjoyable irony that this girl who has spent the last few years launching GCSE-standard assaults of government profligacy will now herself be sustained at the taxpayers expense.

    Didn’t Dave promise one SpAd per department?

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  21. 39
    Ian E says:

    Meanwhile, OT, I see Phil Woolass’s election result ( a very narrow win) is being challenged ( http://www.politicshome.com/uk/story/5386/ ).

    Goodie !!!

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  22. 41
    Willy wonky says:

    I could think of a few captions for this picture.

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  23. 45
    Smig says:

    She’s a stunner. Got too many clothes on though.

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  24. 50
    Michael Levington says:

    Perhaps Private Eye will commence using an updated photo, the old one is getting a bit stale.

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  25. 52
    Ayesha Zarikya says:

    And I’m writing top jokes for Harriet to recite at PMQs! I’m worth every penny! And if you don’t like my comedy, you’re a racist bigot!

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  26. 53
    Up sh1t creek says:

    They jsut announced Gordon Brown’s peerages list on Sky News, the list is a scandal. Every piece of garbage you can think of has got one, from the Met police Blair sycophant to Lord Prescott!

    This is Brown’s ultimate insult to the honest hard working people of the UK that finally kicked New Labour out into the wilderness.

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    • 57
      Reform says:

      Hopefully reform of the HoL will exclude all the current incumbents and it will be wholly elected.

      I klnow you’re reading this, Dave. Get yer finger out!

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    • 59
      Genghiz the Kahn says:

      Lord Blair of St Ockwell.
      Lord Desmond of Switzerland.
      Lord Prescott of Temple.
      Lord Reid of Helmand.
      Lord Davies of Quisling.
      Lord Hutton of IwasrightBrownwillbeafuckingdisterasPrimeMinister.

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    • 60
      The Fucked says:

      Chivalry died in the middle ages .Honour died in 2010.The Lords is a house of ill repute

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    • 62

      So “I would never take a seat in the house of lords” Prescott has got one.

      How does he square this with his werkin’ Klass roots ?
      What a hippo- crypt.

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    • 66
      streamfisher says:

      Well we all thought this would come about but there is a positive, the worst of the liars, troughers, thieves and perjurers are all now in the same upper house where we can at least keep an eye on them and surely at some point even they must realise they are a laughing stock held in contempt by the vast majority of the people of this Country, let them pontificate and float their bloated bigoted ideas and ‘principles’ across that chamber to an audience of dotards and sycophants, who cares?, nobody unless mentally deranged could take seriously any pronouncements from the likes of Martin, Prescott, Blair and these added to the other old lags already in residence, just hope the Lord high turnkey keeps them out of harms way (ours not theirs).

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    • 71
      Sir William Waad says:

      More hungry mouths for us to feed.

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    • 86
      Michael says:

      Kiss your Knighthood goodbye, Her Maj conferred a life peerage on former Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair, not His Maj.

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  27. 56
    fucker says:

    Oooh! I’d really like to go out on a date with her. Maybe to a fancy restaurant. We could hold hands, maybe go disco-dancing etc.

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  28. 58
    Jimmy says:

    Although it must still be stressed that anyone who suggests the Taxdodgers’ Alliance is a tory astroturf organisation is a liar and a communist.

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    • 65
      AC1 says:

      “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
      prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying
      to lift himself up by the handle.” :Winston Churchill

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    • 68

      What do you make of man o’ tut people Prezza becoming Lord Hamm, Jimmy?
      Doesn’t it piss you off when these brothers join the toff aristocracy? All totally justifiable of course. Working to bring down the system from within ..

      Even unjustified banker’s bonuses, Jacqui’s bath plug or the troughing of the European Parliament don’t make the blood boil like this hippo cracy.

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      • 76
        I don' care meself like but it'll mek Pauline 'appy says:

        I keep tellin’ Pauline like..we’ll have no trouble getting in at Pizza Hut forrus Sunday lunch now

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      • 90
        Jimmy says:

        Bill, it’s worth it knowing the distress it causes.

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    • 73
      Sir William Waad says:

      Isn’t astroturfing where political clones make fake comments on opposition blogs? What has that to do with the TPA?

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  29. 74
    Baron Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull PhD (Xiamen) says:

    Well, Pauline lass, ‘appen ah’ve made a Lady of thee at last! Now finish t’ironing ‘cos it’s nearly time for thee to put tea on. Then thee can tell me what’st think o’ this for a coat of arms – two croquet mallets saltire and four hot pies sejant.

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    • 81
      streamfisher says:

      The other lot will get a shock when Prezza gets stuck into the a la carte menu at the HOL (literally pile it all onto a cart in his case) 14 courses cooked by a five star chef and all for £1.50 (refundable), when he starts cracking off in the chamber the stench will be unbearable, reminiscent of the foul odours and airs experienced some centuries before wafting from the Thames, send for Dyno-Rod.

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  30. 77
    Genghiz the Kahn says:

    Baron Prescott of Twatt.

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  31. 83
    Lord Derby says:

    Spains rating down graded

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  33. 102
    Ranting Nat says:

    What the fuck is the Civil Service for if not to advise Ministers? Why at a time of austerity and cut backs are these fucking halfwits boosting their egos by recruiting even more hangers on?? Is it favours for favours or potential favours. Why should I as a harassed tax payer have to finance the empire building of incompetent Ministers

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  34. 105
    Dexy says:

    PHWOAR! I love Susie Squire. Briefing a senior political journalist – more like debriefing, later on, if ol’ Brillo was lucky! The ugly bastard.

    All together now:

    Back in ’68 in a sweaty club, Oh Brillo

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