November 15th, 2010

Labour Students Line Up for Oldham Selection

Aaron Marius Porter hinted on the Politics Show that the NUS, a.k.a. him, may put up a candidate at the Oldham by-election, triggered ironically by the disgrace of a former NUS President. The NUS press office is in a mess this morning, but apparently Porter is denying he would stand independently, which makes sense given he would take votes from Labour and jeopardise his chance for a safe seat in 2015. The same reason rules out former President Wes Streeting who left his lucrative job at PWC to remain a Labour councillor. He’s not going to blow his chances.

Labour are desperate to find a candidate quickly and rumours are flying of who they have approached. The very close association of Phil’s loyal old bag carrier, Shona Woodfine has damaged her chances of getting the nomination and the race is very much open…

Given that tuition fees rises have been the most emotive part of the cutting agenda, so far, it would make sense for Labour to shore up their base and steal LibDem votes by running their by-election campaign around this issue, distracting from the shame of their former Member. Porter would have to quit as NUS President to run, and although Wes told Guido he wouldn’t run, in no uncertain terms, it’s not like an aspiring candidate has never denied an interest in the past. But on the ground things are hotting up…

Sources say the NUS/Labour hacks to keep an eye on are Josh MacAlister, a former Labour Students hack who now bills himself as “a teacher from Oldham” (he’s on TeachFirst which means he does this for a year or two and then goes away to work in the city). Only problem being he supported David Miliband.

The other is Kev Peel, a gay rights campaigner, championed by Gordon Brown and a ruthlessly ambitious careerist. Both boys set up theKeep Oldham Labour” Facebook site. A friend close to Mr MacAlister says he isn’t surprised Josh is in the running and says he is “highly rated” in the local association. You heard it here first…

UPDATE: “Local teacher” MacAlister’s close friendship with his old student union ally Kenny Young might come in very handy. Depite an omnishambles of a career so far, Clamity Kenny has somehow managed to rise to the dizzy heights of Ed Miliband’s “Press Manager”.

Someone to lobby for him on the inside…


209 Comments

  1. 1
    chicken ball says:

    I know a student called Grant!

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Student politics is back for good

  3. 3
    The Cuts are Coming says:

    Lib Dems polled 13,000 votes in this constituency. In By Election will be less than 6,000. NUFF SAID !!!!

  4. 4
    Liam Bryne says:

    Sorry , theres no money left .

  5. 5
    Sir William Waad says:

    Shona Woodfine a “loyal old bag?” How rude!

  6. 6
    Margaret Moran says:

    Can I stand please?

  7. 7
    is Gordon out of the closet yet? says:

    “Kev Peel, a gay rights campaigner, championed by Gordon Brown”

    Do you mean championed or buggared?

  8. 8
    LL says:

    Was it for her that Woolas was getting the tampons on expenses?

  9. 9
    Mitch says:

    We’re spoiled for choice with all this talent eager to serve….!!

  10. 10
    Poisonous Labour says:

    Who cares, Labour are only good at corruption and bankrupting the Country.

  11. 11
    Gordon Brown says:

    I would like to give my full endorsement to Josh and I wish him every success.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    They’re back for bad Billy, very bad.

  13. 13
    Selohesra says:

    Surely the Libs no they have no chance – its obvious a significant portion of their supporters will go to Lab – ie those who object to any cuts and want the wealthy to subsidise everyone else even more. Best chance of keeping Lab out would be for Libs to not field candidate – Tory support should be solid and it would then come down to whether half of the Libs actually suppoted the coallition

  14. 14
    chingrinner alert says:

    surely this will be natural wastage as manchester is now such a law abiding place to live work and play in.

  15. 15
    Ed says:

    We can’t keep borrowing billions of pounds on the international money markets to keep millions of public sector bureaucrats in cushy non-jobs and a few million more layabouts living in relatively luxury on benefits.

    Eventually the lenders say no more.

  16. 16
    Selohesra says:

    buggered

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    “The very close association of Phil’s loyal old bag….”

    Kind of makes more sense that way.

  18. 18
    Tokenism says:

    FFS we are talking Oldham here not gay Eco friendly fooking Brighton. No way is a wimp like porter or a Gay Rights activist going to cut he mustard

    I personally can not see how being associated with Woolas is a handicap with the Oldham voter on the contrary but I can see how the Harriet classes, isolated from the real world may think so.

    It’s a bloody shame Woolas has been banned for three years as he would have stood a good chance as independent Labour.

    Betcha they find some Labour leaning Asian with a Northern accent to stand.

  19. 19
    lol says:

    North Manchester has sharia law these days so the bizzies aren’t needed up there anyway.

  20. 20

    Lots of students here again. They’ll be around a while longer. Its reading week.
    Go home and read for a bit.

    Tough life this university malarkey.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    YOur masters have nothing to fear then do they. I’m sure they’ll run a decent and clean campaign…

    They can find “decent” and “clean” in the dictionary….

    HHAHAHAHAvHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  22. 22
    Student Studies says:

    Is he related to Student loan?

  23. 23
    Sir William Waad says:

    It makes you wonder why they recruited 1,557 civilian staff that they didn’t really need.

  24. 24
    a cock and pull story says:

    “The other is Kev Peel, a gay rights campaigner, championed by Gordon Brown and a ruthlessly ambitious careerist.”

    Yeah, I bet he’s been championed right up to the hilt by the former Prime Mincer.

  25. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Labour love smearing shit !

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Great, so the Labour campaign will be that the people of Oldham East (I used to live there so know its not really Kensington & Chelsea) should pay their hard earned wages to ensure that students can spend time pissing it up the wall?

  27. 27
  28. 28

    But Gordon ended Boom and Bust?
    He said so..

  29. 29
    Labour Platoon...About Turn! says:

    Tricky to see how Labour can stand on a ticket of cutting loans for students when the very thing was created by them

  30. 30
    Hellboy says:

    Sorry Guido, you are very wide of the mark about the local likely candidates for Labour. But then anything north of the M25 must be like a foreign country to you I guess. But you are correct that tuition fees will be a big issue – there is an Oldham Uni campus and a good 6th Form College. And 70% of Oldham undergrads come from poor families.

  31. 31
    Steve Miliband says:

    I’m confused.
    Didn’t Labour introduce tuition fees and aren’t they still procastinating as to what their policy will be

  32. 32
    wolfie smiff says:

    “A friend close to Mr MacAlister says he isn’t surprised Josh is in the running and says he is “highly rated” in the local association. You heard it here first…”

    Josh, sounds like a right posh twat. Just keep him away from the fire extinguishers, what?

  33. 33
    Lil Olmey says:

    Should’ve called her a bag lady.

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Socilaists + Hypocrisy. It’s in their D-N-A…….

  35. 35
    smoggie says:

    Well he’s bug­gered now, by the Curse of Jonah.

  36. 36
    Rat's arse says:

    Billy, Labour are a bunch of smearing shits!

  37. 37
    Chechire Cat says:

    The hunt is now on for such a candidate, consider however Harriets strong leaning for a female version

  38. 38
    The Cuts are Coming says:

    Oh Selohesra; you apologist !!!!

    Errrrrr Lib Dems lost seat by 103 votes, and you expect them to not field a candidate – What does that say about them..Jesus Christ.

    Lib Dem vote will COLLAPSE. Tory vote will not hold up, it will fall, but not collapse. Lab will win seat comfortably

  39. 39
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That as well Rats :)

  40. 40
    Mark Oaten says:

    Champed on.

  41. 41
    Steve Miliband says:

    The M25 is an orbital motorway, so it’s not a very good analogy.
    The usual vernacular is ‘North of Watford’

  42. 42
    Penfold says:

    Marvellous isn’t it.

    All this manouvering and jockeying around, but has anybody asked the people of Oldham who/whom they would want as their Labour candidate?
    Do the people of Oldham want to be foisted with some oiky student type?, do they actually want a committed cadre from the Labour safe list? or perhaps they just want someone to represent them who they can trust to represent their views and opinions. Typical centrist and statist Labour.

    I see that the Fib-Dems are already electioneering and trying to obscure the fact that it is in fact a 3 way race by omitting all reference to the tories 11,00 odd votes.

    So the dirt has started to fly already.

    Lets hope the 5H1T really flies….

  43. 43
    Pissed off voter says:

    They can find it in the dictionary o.k., their problem is finding it within their ranks.

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Sorry. I cannot believe that the working-class voters of Oldham – the ones who voted Labour because Woolas suggested his Liberal opponent was aterrorist sympathiser – are going to be losing any sleep over middle class students having to pay for their university education. Especially when it is explained to them that prior to the proposal for 9,000 fees it was the taxes of the lower paid who were subsidising the lazy fuckers on their Psychology and Meeja courses.

    I think the NUS would do well to keep a low profile in Oldham.

  45. 45
    smoggie says:

    Unfortunately UK has no rich mummy & daddy to bail out their maxed out credit card overspending. We have to make cuts – big ones.

  46. 46
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    And this strengthens the case for Eugenics

  47. 47
    Robert Catesby says:

    She was sat on his Ministerial red box as he banged her. So a cleaner in the commons once said.

  48. 48
    Greychatter says:

    “The Cuts are coming”

    Cuts “came” in North West manufacturing when Gordon started using his own policies instead of those left by Ken Clarke. Ken Clarke left a surplus, Labour and Gordon Brown destroyed millions of Pensions and destroyed Britain’s ability to compete in world markets.

    It’s easy for the student generation to criticise without having the experience of the past and Labours past disasters. There is no money “Left” – for the luxury of student grants, get a job and earn your own living.

    There are too many “Student” anyway.

  49. 49
    Lord Michael Caine says:

    Sorry to spoil peoples fun but there’s not going to be an election he will win his appeal [ all within the rules] isn’t that how things work in politics.

  50. 50
    Rat's arse says:

    That’s all we need. Either know it all, know nowt, poxy students, whose brains dribble from their arses each time they fart OR a crooked, limp wr@sted Labour foul mouth, as bent as a cork screw. Welcome to genius G.B, the laughing stock of the world.

  51. 51
    Andy Coulson says:

    When will a thread be put up devoted to me FFS ??

  52. 52
    Pissed off voter says:

    Following the regime of one Gordon Brown, we all come from poor families

  53. 53
    Steve Miliband says:

    In 1997, Tony Blair assured the electorate: “Labour has no plans to introduce tuition fees for higher education — Tuition fees were subsequently introduced by the Labour government in 1998.

    In 2000, Tony Blair announced that the Labour Party had “no plans to introduce top-up fees”–In 2004, the Higher Education Bill was passed, tuition fees rose from the flat rate of £1,175 to £3,000 plus.

    Ed Miliband endorsed a graduate tax policy.shadow chancellor Alan Johnson told Ed Miliband : “For goodness sake, don’t pursue a graduate tax.”

    PS Isn’t a Graduate tax ultimately the same as repaying tuition fees through the tax system?

  54. 54
    Dave shepherd says:

    Shahid Malik. Lost his seat in dewsbury last election- and is a Burnley local. He
    ‘s your man!

  55. 55
    Spartacus says:

    Mandelscum represented Hartlepool…

  56. 56
    chingrinner alert says:

    the NUS is best suited to organising piss ups although they are pretty piss poor at that

  57. 57

    It is worth a quick glance at the list of the last 22 NUS Presidents

    http://bit.ly/bO7uo2

    Notice a pattern in their political leaning?

  58. 58
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish Oldham all the best.

  59. 59
    jgm2 says:

    The T*ries should stand aside in Oldham or operate a non-campaign. Just field a token candidate but don’t bother canvassing for him/her.

    The key thing here, for the coalition and country, is to keep Labour under the cosh.

  60. 60
    Doubly Dim Student says:

    Shaadap! Give us more dosh or we will pan your windows in, set fire to your bushes in your garden and nick your washing from your washing line.

  61. 61
    Alf says:

    Oldham Uni….!??!

    FFS – that says it all.

  62. 62
    smoggie says:

    It was the only thing that the Labour Party ever did – introduce free tertiary education. And then they took it away, yet it’s the Tories who are the villains somehow.

  63. 63
    chingrinner's loyal friends call the looneytunes says:

    they all lean towards the left

  64. 64
    634BF83 says:

    If Labour need the ‘angry white’ vote to win, why don’t they just poach Nick Giffin from the BNP ?

  65. 65
    Westminster Parachute Regiment says:

    Right, you ‘orrible lot, we’ll be over Oldham shortly.

  66. 66
    Deep Who says:

    Which ever party fields a rag-head candidate will walk it

  67. 67
    Alf says:

    Joshua! Joshua!
    I say Joshua, try the canapés – they’re simply divine!

  68. 68
    whoopsie says:

    kiss of ….

  69. 69
    Spartacus says:

    there’s a university in Oldham?

  70. 70
    Evie Lennon says:

    Oh Mr Blofeld, I honestly despair of this country and it’s people.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    It’s OK, you’re scot free now Andy.

  72. 72
    Twat Watch says:

    Bunch of hoons then.

  73. 73
    Alf says:

    About a year ago – old news; ergo, fuck off.

  74. 74
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    Hi , My names Tim Lovejoy and i am a BBC legend who will not be standing in this election .

  75. 75
    Engineer says:

    Indeed. The ‘old’ is certainly a tad inaccurate.

  76. 76
    Arnold Layne says:

    Don’t forget your fire extinguisher.

  77. 77
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    krikey, its part of the university of Huddersfield.

    I wonder if you can do a degree in geography.

  78. 78
    I hate New Labour says:

    I wouldn’t count Woolass out either, he’s the type of slimy sh1t that’s likely to come up smelling of roses.

  79. 79
    smoggie says:

    If you’d offer to take a bath as well, it might be tempting.

  80. 80
    Nick Gr1ffin says:

    Now there’s a thought. Which colour tea towel will I look best in?

  81. 81
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    ….and similarities in the mental illnesses ??

  82. 82
    Engineer says:

    Well, we do now….

  83. 83
    2-1=1 not 2 says:

    These Labour arsewipes have a problem with sums they are unable to subtract. The students are doubly thick now than ever before. Then again what can you expect from brainwashed Labour sheep? They are pathetic.

  84. 84
    Mr T says:

    I pity the fool who stands as a Labour candidate!

  85. 85
    Sally Bercow says:

    Let me stand! I can get a bag full of postal votes as well!

  86. 86
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Why not just nuke Oldham ?

  87. 87
    Engineer says:

    Oldham by-election, if it happens, will probably have a very low turnout. Or, putting it another way, a thumping victory for ‘non of the above’.

  88. 88
    barefootcontessa says:

    Old labour have gotten their knickers in a twist. They’re all over the place. Just the thought of labour new or old makes me feel physically sick.

  89. 89
    I pay your f***ing wages Gordo says:

    Get back to work you scotch skiver – sweep up some leaves or something.

  90. 90
    Greychatter says:

    Only if you assume higher education is only funded by increased borrowing. A fee based system gives families the option of planning ahead for their children’s education, thereby avoiding bank profit being added to the cost.

  91. 91
    jgm2 says:

    Wicked and malicious they are.

  92. 92
    Sir William Waad says:

    The great disadvantage of a graduate tax is that one can push off overseas and never pay it. Such a tax creates a perverse incentive not to give anything back to the country in which you were raised. Of course, it’s possible to bunk off and never repay your student loan, but more risky.

  93. 93
    barefootcontessa says:

    True, when Ken Clarke left the treasury things were pretty ok. That Scottish ‘wonder boy’ Gordon soon put pay to that, and created the biggest boom and bust imaginable.

  94. 94
    Abdul bin Rafah al-Hassan bin Ali says:

    I am most very happy to standings for the Labours partying. Please to be sending me your much postal vote.

  95. 95
    Mr Pelican says:

    Luckily I’m not from Oldham.

    But if this was so, I’d want locals to chose who stands for Labour, not some centralist-approved careerists with sharp suits and slavish minds.

    Democracy begins locally, not with these stooge-like people who haven’t got enough real world experience.

  96. 96
    A STEAMING PILE OF DOG SHIT says:

    After my judicial review i would like to stand again
    but Harriet wont let me
    May be it’s because her son wants a seat
    or a friend of the family

  97. 97
    simon r says:

    yeah they probably do courses in making suicide vests, marital rape, burning poppies…

  98. 98
    Engineer says:

    Bit tough on Chadderton, and the risk of fallout in Diggle.

  99. 99
    Kev Peel says:

    Me, I love to get my laughing tackle round a nice tasty muffin. Oldham’s the place for me!

  100. 100
    nell says:

    But I thought, with the squeaker’s support, phil was on the road to proving his innocence and holding onto to his much loved £65k plus expenses a year , sorry, his constituency.

    Is he out then whether the judicial review finds in his favour or not?

  101. 101
    The Man Who Came In from The All Women Shortlist says:

    Except when its her Husband who is looking for a safe seat

  102. 102
    Selohesra says:

    You got me wrong I’m no great fan of coalition – I voted UKIP and am no fan of Dave – just thought I was stating the obvious. Given the carnage labour have caused over the last 13 years and as yet inability to accept it was anything to do with them I would however like to see them humilated in Oldham

  103. 103
    An MP (who wishes to remain anonymous) says:

    If I already hold a seat, can I stand for another one at the same time and get two lots of expenses?

  104. 104
    On a practical note says:

    … drinking hard liquor from a diet coke tin

  105. 105
    streamfisher says:

    There are no winners, not in this game.

  106. 106
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Dont matter Mossad will decide !

  107. 107
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I thought we had moved on from the caption contest ?

  108. 108
    Steve Miliband says:

    Do 2 of 3 years in the UK and complete overseas?
    Get the education but don’t take the finals?

    Get better education through better schools, cull at least 50% of the courses, cut a year off each course, introduce the old HND/HNC qualifications

  109. 109
    Steve Miliband says:

    Marry another MP

  110. 110
    Typical Oldham Resident says:

    We is votings for enny ones who is givings us extra bennyfits so wifes and childrings can afford goings to Hajj. Velly velly longs way to go from home. Flyings costings too much bennyfit. Yes, verry much moneys to go to Hajj. Verry thanks. Please speakings to Imams about postings votings.

  111. 111
    streamfisher says:

    Good question, we will get an expert in early Latin script (Woolas’s QC) to re-interpret the Magna Carta but this time in favour of King John.

  112. 112
    Ger Ger Gordon Brown says:

    I I I I have a gardener paid for by you.

  113. 113
    ModBot says:

    Incoming ..

  114. 114
    Theresa May says:

    The Liberal Democrats’ headquarters will be targeted with the same “legitimate force” seen at the riot at Millbank, student activists said today.

    The Education Activist Network (EAN), one of the radical student groups involved in last Wednesday’s protests, accused the Liberal Democrats of “betrayal” over university fees and refused to rule out violence when it attempts to occupy the party’s headquarters on November 24.

    A spokesman said student groups would try to take over the party’s offices in Cowley Street, central London, as part of a “Day X” of widespread action against the Coalition government

  115. 115
    Harold Wislon says:

    I think it is the Far Western Campus of Hudds Uni?

  116. 116
    Ewanme says:

    Hiya BodMot :-)

    E x .

  117. 117
    streamfisher says:

    If you already had a seat you would not stand for the old aged pensioner or 8 months pregnant mother to be, selfish bastard.

  118. 118
    Ed Balls says:

    In other unrelated news

    One of Britain’s largest police forces will shrink by almost a quarter as it sheds nearly 3,000 posts over the next four years.

    Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Peter Fahy said 750 civilian employees and 309 officers will go by 2012 with more to follow.

    The senior officer added that by the financial year 2014-2015 there will be a 23% reduction in employee numbers.

    The job losses will form part of a huge programme of reform aimed at saving £134 million in the wake of the Government’s spending review.

    Mr Fahy said the force is also likely to use a controversial regulation that can make officers retire after 30 years’ service.

  119. 119
    Mike Hunt says:

    I wonder why you wonder.

    1557 more Liebour voters, isn’t it obvious.

  120. 120
    Keep your Aaron says:

    Sadly, a fire extinguisher wearing a red Labour rosette will win in Oldham. It should now be adopted as their official emblem. Lest we forget.

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Porter is clearly just another liblabcon cυnt. Who gives a shit what any of the scum do.

  122. 122
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Is woolass kicking up the same amount of fuss as last week? He should do, and force the Harman issue. Red Ed will then have to back her or thack her, which will be extremely painful and humiliating for both of them no matter what the outcome.

    I wonder which candidate woolass will back and if he’ll even show his face there again? Would any of the candidates welcome being endorsed by an official liar?He might turn up with some boxes of unused leaflets from his recent campaign, you never know…

  123. 123
    Anonymous says:

    The Saddleworth part of the constituency is more Conservative. Nice big houses costing plenty.

  124. 124
    The Mad Mullah says:

    Muslim student leaders say changes to tuition fees in England could breach Islamic rules on finance, which do not permit interest charges.

    The coalition government’s plans to raise tuition fees to up to £9,000 also include higher interest rates for repayments of loans.

    The Federation of Student Islamic Societies says this will make loans unusable for many Muslim students

  125. 125
    Libertarian bitch says:

    Bye Bye Socialist dogs take responsibility for cleaning up your own doggy poo/economic mismanagement and stop blaming others and expecting others to do it for you.

  126. 126
    Mike Hunt says:

    if only it was going to be about the ‘issues’.

    Pure naked tribalism will apply and which ever no-hoper gets picked to wear the red rosette will walk it.

    If it were a red poppy it would get burned of course.

  127. 127
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    They can fuck off then !

  128. 128
    streamfisher says:

    Leave it Billy, you can still try when Friday comes around again, he might give you some tips.

  129. 129
    passing cleric says:

    + 1 as it’s you

  130. 130
    Gonk says:

    ‘Highly rated’ in the economically bankrupt sub culture
    stone age bollox that is Socialism, not by anyone else.
    Oh, I forgot his mum.

  131. 131
    Mike Hunt says:

    But you need at least 10 years notice, not the 1 between 97 and 98.

    I had to give up my business and get a paying job to put my daughter through university stating in 2001 because of that lying c’unt Bliar. At least she got a First at Maths.

  132. 132
    R. Kangel says:

    Nah – it must be a sports uni, you know, like Oldham Athletic(s)….

  133. 133
    Engineer says:

    So in Greater Manchester, the police will go from being bloody nearly invisible to being bloody nearly invisible.

  134. 134
    Evie Lennon says:

    I agree with Billy Boden!

  135. 135
    albacore says:

    Will that be before or after the Equality & Human Rights Commission (Newspeak was never more exquisite) cobble together another excuse to throw him in jail?

  136. 136
    Andy Capp says:

    I personally can not see how being associated with Woolas is a handicap with the Oldham voter

    Ha h ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Woolas is a joke here.
    Come up and visit and I’ll get you a black pudding sarnie.

  137. 137
    Engineer says:

    Seconded. They could always go and get an education somewhere that does meet their financial rules.

  138. 138
    That takes me back a bit, tralala says:

    Josh-ua, Josh-ua, nicer than lemon squash you are. Oh by gosh you are, Joshu-oshu-are

  139. 139
    Mr Plum says:

    Must have already breached the rules before the rise then

  140. 140
    Mike Hunt says:

    but not big enough to affect the election result. Gerrymandering anyone?

  141. 141
    Harriet really luvs me says:

    You’re just bigotted.

    Harriets Equality Agenda demands that fire extinguishers are afforded the same rights as, say, Jack D applying for a Parliamentary seat in an all wimmin shortlist.

  142. 142
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I will even drive them to the fucking airport !

  143. 143
    Greychatter says:

    Retire after 30 years with a nice pension (probably contributed to) and be young enough to get another job. Not like most workers in the private sector who are mostly too “knackered” from working 50 years or more contributing to Public sector pensions.

  144. 144
    Fanny Haddock says:

    A rose by any other name…..

  145. 145
    nell says:

    Well from looking at those candidates Guido, it does rather look as though shambolic labour are scraping the barrel.

  146. 146
    Selohesra says:

    what she said

  147. 147
    Not a member of the NUS says:

    God how many more times? When are the NUS going to pay for the carnage they caused? They are nasty, duplicitous scumbag, who do more harm than good. Spineless cowards!

  148. 148
    A STEAMING PILE OF DOG SHIT says:

    You are Ed Ball’s and i claim my £5

  149. 149
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Of course, in fact if you already hold a seat you can spend 99.9999% of your time writing a book on how right you are when the whole world says you’re wrong.

  150. 150
    Rat's arse says:

    Just watching Education Questions. That Toby [jug] Perkins on Labour’s front bench can’t even string a sentence together and he is Labour’s Education spokesman. What a bloody toss-pot!

  151. 151
    Mike Hunt says:

    see reply 125

  152. 152
    nell says:

    Does militwit macavity II have the power to sack harpy harriett ?

    I thought the party machinery is the only body that has the power to elect or get rid of her as deputy labour leader. Love her or hate her I fancy he’s stuck with her.

    I suppose he could remove her from his front bench and nominate say the shrillyvette as his shadow deputy pm, but I think he’s stuck with harpyharriett as deputy leader of the labour party for sometime to come.

  153. 153
    Fanny Haddock says:

    He should have added that the 750 civilians are in fact the typists that have to type up all those form the fuzz have to complete and the tea ladies that keep the canteen going 24/7. The 309 officers are all due to retire shortly anyway and they will just not be replaced. Maybe those remaining will then be able to get on and do some real police work instead of lounging around by the water cooler chatting all day about how crap Man U and the other blue lot really are.

  154. 154
    albacore says:

    Dear me, Fawkes has got a bag on today, has he not?
    I would not, of course, deviate from our host’s always libertarian and balanced guidance.
    (Uncrosses fingers, retracts nasal extremity and skips away to torment cat with another hilarious Order-Order anecdote that’ll have him rolling off the porch roof, laughing like a drain).

  155. 155
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    If that means a cut in my Council tax then bring it on :)

  156. 156
    Fanny Haddock says:

    +1

  157. 157
    Total absolute rubbish says:

    Er how do they finance their studies now then ? As the student loan system etc has been in place since 2002/2003 and presumably their loans have been accruing interest ? They can’t all pay their own way without loans.This smacks of unfounded hype and playing politics with the actual truth

  158. 158
    13eastie says:

    Everybody here seems to think Phil Woolas’ judicial review is futile.

    This is the English judiciary we’re talking about.

    The same folk who dished out a criminal conviction to someone for making a joke on Twitter.

    And thought three years in the nick was about right for Baby Peter’s mother.

    Fucking anything could happen.

  159. 159
    Jess The Dog says:

    Student politicians have enough trouble attracting voters in their own union elections, let alone in a by-election. If it’s a student ticket, it will fizzle out, especially in Oldham.

  160. 160
    Sir William Waad says:

    This is simply untrue. To choose one of many, the Islamic Bank of Britain already offers halal personal finance that provides an analogue of a loan at a commercial rate of interest.

  161. 161
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    You may be right.

    He’s even more of a crook that Woolarse but has the benefit of that dusky skin so preferred by the legions of postal voters of Oldham and the proxy voters still living in Mirpur.

  162. 162
    Jess the b/w Cat says:

    I find it offensive that Postman Pat Johnson’s is repeating his denial that Labour brought the country to the brink of disaster. He claims it never happened and that all is still well out there. The tosser should be sectioned for the sake of us all.

  163. 163
    Stalked by Labour arsewipes says:

    Labour are pathetic!

  164. 164
    jgm2 says:

    +1.

    But with luck the result will be Woollas being landed with an astronomical legal bill and being declared b*nk*u*pt.

    It’s the right thing to do.

  165. 165
    Sir William Waad says:

    Most of the commenters here probably think that Oldham is a poor place, because it is somewhere in the North. Even the most superficial internet research (which frankly is all I’m capable of) shows that it is, in fact, average as regards income and unemployment.

  166. 166
    Rat's arse says:

    I can remember 13eastie when our Judicial system was the envy of the world,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and then along came Bliar & Co. & f@cked everything up! Seriously, can anyone PLEASE tell me why people vote Labour??
    P.s. What the hell has Hazel Blears done to her hair?

  167. 167
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    If it leads to a 23% cut in my Council tax by 2015 then bring it on :)

  168. 168
    GrimeLord says:

    Agreed, I completed an ND and HND in Enginnering. Whilst we were doing 30 hours a week with Wednesday afternoon off, all the other courses were doing half that!

  169. 169
    uk Fred says:

    They’ll vote for anything with a red rosette. Look at who got elected last time.

  170. 170
    Anonymous says:

    A shining example of a Liebour Education no doubt.

  171. 171
    uk Fred says:

    He was half right oops correct.

  172. 172
    Backwoodsman says:

    …..as long as someone keeps a very close eye on the postal ballot shenanigans !

  173. 173
    GrimeLord says:

    Good

  174. 174
    N.U.S. future labour MP. says:

    Come on you students, get rioting again, help bring down this governemnt so I can stand in a safe seat at the next GE. Dont worry about criminal records we are behind you.

  175. 175
    The Bullshit 'n' Brainwashing Corporation says:

    Because we told them to.

  176. 176
    uk Fred says:

    Of course they are. Why do you think paramedics get attacked when they are tending yobs on a weekend? Just like the coalition, they are clearing up the mess the yobs left behind.

  177. 177
    streamfisher says:

    What’s a halal bank account?, the Atm’s all face Mecca.

  178. 178
    uk Fred says:

    Just don’t ask for any of the guacamole dip that goes with the fish and chips in Hartlepool like your mate Mangledbum

  179. 179
    Voice of Treason says:

    Why don’t the parents of these students pay for their education at university if they class it as so important?

  180. 180
    uk Fred says:

    ZaNu Lie Bore are a Socialist party who believe in democratic centralism. Democracy means one man, one vote4 and democratic centralism means the man at the centre has it.

  181. 181
    13eastie says:

    Dеаr Мr Ваn,

    І’d lіkе tо brіng tо yоur аttеntіоn thе fоrthсоmіng еlесtіоn tо rеturn а rерrеѕеntаtіvе оf Оld & Ѕаd tо Раrlіаmеnt.

    Іf yоu hаvе а соuрlе оf еlесtіоn оbѕеrvеrѕ tо ѕраrе, thеy wоuld bе ѕurе tо еnjоy а trеаt.

    Оn аn оrdіnаry dаy, Оld & Ѕаd іѕ nо dіffеrеnt tо аny оthеr соmmоn оr gаrdеn multі-сulturаl bаѕkеt саѕе.

    Вut wе аrе ѕооn tо wіtnеѕѕ а соnvеntіоn оf соmрlеtе fuсkіng lооnѕ thаt wоuld mаkе thе саѕt оf а Lеwіѕ Саrrоll nоvеl ѕееm ѕtеrеоtyреd.

    Тhе lіѕt оf раrtіеѕ fіеldіng саndіdаtеѕ wіll lіkеly bе аѕ fоllоwѕ:

    Lаbоur: thе оnly раrty асtuаlly tо іmрlеmеnt rасіѕm іn thе соnѕtіtuеnсy аnd, bаѕеd оn а сlеаn-ѕwеер оf еlесtоrаl аdjudісаtіоnѕ оvеr thе lаѕt сеntury, thе mоѕt rасіѕt раrty іn Вrіtаіn
    ВNР: fаіlеd rасіѕtѕ, whоѕе саndіdаtеѕ, judgіng frоm thе ѕеаtѕ thеy соntеѕt, аlwаyѕ wаnt tо rерrеѕеnt іmmіgrаntѕ іn раrlіаmеnt
    Rеѕресt: fіghtіng fоr thе іntеrеѕtѕ оf nоn-whіtе rасіѕtѕ
    NUЅ/ЅWР: wіll ѕmеаr аnyоnе whо dіѕаgrееѕ wіth thеіr ѕhіt, by ассuѕіng thеm оf rасіѕm… аnd thеn trаѕh thе рlасе
    Соаlіtіоn: nо-hореrѕ, fіxаtеd оn ѕеlfіѕhly rераіrіng thе dеѕtruсtіоn thаt аbоundѕ thrоughоut thе lаnd

    І dо hоре yоu аnd yоur соllеаguеѕ wіll bе аblе tо jоіn uѕ іn thе Моthеr оf Dеmосrасіеѕ tо wіtnеѕѕ whаt wіll ѕurеly bе а ѕhіnіng еxаmрlе оf еlесtоrаl bеѕt рrасtісе.

    Yоurѕ еtс.

  182. 182
    Pete. says:

    Methinks these adolescent shits over estimate their importance in the scheme of things.

  183. 183
    uk Fred says:

    Some of us are doing. But we are doubting the value of any degree in this country following the ZaNu Lie Bore screw-up in education. Let’s be blunt, many of them are taking degrees because they can’t count the tokens on the tops of the corn flakes packets to get the free gifts.

  184. 184
    smoggie says:

    Andy Capp is from Hartlepool my lad – Fondlebum, codheads and monkey hanging territory.

  185. 185
    Greychatter says:

    Good for you, at least there will one graduate who understands proper adding- up not the sort of maths Gordon employed.

  186. 186
    Voice of Treason says:

    Agreed uk Fred. Actually I was waiting for somebody to say “because the parents cannot afford it” then I would have answered substitue parents for country. Ah well – I tried but failed.

  187. 187
    Greychatter says:

    No, tripe from Tommyfield Market – which is far better than the tripe the Labour hopefuls will speak.

  188. 188
    P Ola Bear says:

    I guess it’s climate change to blame, right?

  189. 189
    Anonymous says:

    …genital mutilation, camel fucking, peeling dates, beard growing…

  190. 190
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    That’s great news. Lets hope woolass ups his game then and gets the full might of the liebour rank and file behind him. Could be a nice prelude to the oncoming civil war which keeps them in opposition throughout the rest of the ’10s.

  191. 191
    Hugh Janus says:

    “But if this was so, I’d want locals to chose who stands for Labour, not some centralist-approved careerists with sharp suits and slavish minds.”

    If only that were so. As always, it’s a case of normal people need not apply.

  192. 192
    Lil Olmey says:

    It means you get ritually slaughtered by the bankers.

  193. 193
    When are the NUS going to pay for the damage caused by their nazi thugs? says:

    Aaron Porter looks like Phil Woollyarses son. This will explain labour’s woolly thinking and herd/flock mentality.

  194. 194
    la' says:

    Oh for the days when we were Saddleworth & Littleborough and not in with the shite of Oldham East. Labour werent welcome then.

  195. 195
    Norman Arse says:

    Exactly, not one of these Hunts is qualified to represent Oldham.

  196. 196
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I never got to post on this page.

  197. 197
    Cynical Old Man says:

    Sadly, politically motivated and feather-nesting chief officers and unionised civillian administrators will make sure any cuts will be immediately noticed by the public.

    There’s plenty of scope for cutting unecessary and superfluous jobs in the police. Think of all the politically correct posts (diversity, health and safety, etc.) that no one would miss. Also there are too many senior posts that could go without affecting operational ability. Thirty years ago,the ratio of supervisory officers to police constables was around one to eight. Now it’s nearer one supervisor for every THREE constables. Most of these supervisors are on the higher level of salary – Chief Inspectors, Superintendents, Chief Superintendents and the like. Many have to have posts created for them at great cost.

    The promotion system could be reformed as well.At present, Officers successfully passing a promotion board HAVE to be promoted within twelve months, irrespective of any vacancies being available. The result is an organisation top heavy with bosses.

  198. 198
    Labour Scum says:

    The brassneck cheek of any Labour candidate to stand against tuiton fees, considering they fvcking introduced them, even though they lied through their teeth in their 2001 manifesto, by saying categroically that they wouldn’t! and that they weren’t objecting to rises in fees prior to the last election.

    How the hell can any Labour candidates stand on the tuition fees issue!!!! labour would have, at least, a promise to reverse them. which they won’t do.

    The NUS is run by a bunch of wannabe Labour parasites, looking for a nice lifelong Labour sinecure.

  199. 199

    Oldham’s a nice town – Churchill was the MP for a while, too.

    It’s all gone far too subcontinental over the last 40 years or so, though – as has the whole of North Manchester.

  200. 200
    Tell it like it really is says:

    He is supposed to have graduated three years ago – FFS still a student i.e., idle bastard.

  201. 201
    Anonymous says:

    Having sat at many a dinner party where there were High Court Judges I can say, without fear of contradiction, the whole bench is stuffed to the doors with Labour Party supporters, if not even members. Never a Tory to be seen. I took great pleasure in being a particularly hawkish Tory. Use to put them off their port like a treat.

  202. 202
    Phillip M'glass says:

    A Rag-Head will get in . . why? Because his tribe will vote for him . . Simples.
    Just like Iraq, Afghanistan Yemen , Somalia . . Leicester et al. Its the adaptation of Democracy that the folk in Islington / Notting Hill fail to understand, but tribesmen understand it very well. . . very well indeed!

  203. 203
    Duncan says:

    I’m hoping one of the 20something carpet baggers gets the nomination… and then discovers voters don’t much like carpet bagging.

  204. 204
    Archie says:

    Wasn’t he a Jerry general?

  205. 205
    Dame Celia Molestrangler says:

    Peel is dead in the water with MsCavity’s support.

  206. 206
    Archie says:

    Student, I mean.

  207. 207
    Archie says:

    On the say-so of an immigrant, if you please!

  208. 208
    Harriet Harman says:

    A Rag – Head is an obnoxious phallocentric way to refer to the better female candidate

  209. 209
    Shaw Lee-Knott says:

    Did anyone notice the the name of the first person interviewed by the BBC at the Millbank “riot” was a Ben Weiss. The next person the BBC interviewed at the site was Aaron Porter the student leader (he was also interviewed by Jon Sopel on the Sunday Politics show). As any casual viewer could be forgiven for thinking that the BBC is headquartered in Tel Aviv, are we to assume that Mossad organised the attack on Millbank?


Seen Elsewhere

100 Tories to Rebel on Plain Packs | Telegraph
May 2015 and the Art of Political Betting | MAY2015
Fate of Eurozone Rests in Hands of Videogame Expert | TechnoGuido
UKIP After Farage | Asa Bennett
Eichmann Called on Arabs to Continue War on Jews | Speccie
Mirror Hacking: 50 Legal Action Claims | Press Gazette
Mandy’s £400,000 Tax-Free Loan From Own Company | Guardian
Why We Must Remember the Holocaust | Hugo Rifkind
“Adjustments” Not Cuts | Gary Gibbon
The New Puritans | Alex Wickham
British Minister in Watch Gaffe | Straits Times


Rising Stars
Find out more about PLMR AD-MS


George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”


Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:






RSS


AddThis Feed Button
Archive


Labels
Guido Reads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,716 other followers