January 18th, 2011

UCU’s Eyes on the Inside

Labour rent-a-quote Lisa Nandy MP is fast becoming a blog favourite. The member for Wigan has found herself facing an onslaught of questions from the Tories concerning her staffer, Lisa Johnson, who is a political officer for the militant hard left University and Colleges Union. The problem for Nandy is the fact she is on the Education Select Committee and therefore her staffer is highly likely to be privy to information about legislation that she can pass back to her other employer. Just imagine if it was an oil company and the Energy Select Committee…

Tory MP Gavin Williamson has sent an exhaustive list of questions concerning:

  • Whether any parliamentary expenses are being used to pay a union official to carry out union work.
  • Whether the UCU is being given special access to confidential information reserved for members of the Education Select Committee.
  • Whether parliamentary mechanisms, such as written questions and select committee proceedings, are being used to promote the UCU’s agenda.
  • Whether the substantial number of UCU officials who have backed violent and illegal forms of protest now have a direct line to parliament.

Given the UCU are organising riots outside Parliament, how does Nandy feel it’s appropriate to have an organiser inside in such a sensitive position?


  1. 1
    bbitgu says:

    Outrageous !!!!


  2. 3
    Rat's arse says:

    Labour = corruption! Fact.


  3. 6
    Gurgle says:

    this is all to Caroline Spelman for me


    • 18
      Eggchaser says:

      She’s got problems with pikeys annoying her constituents. She did a talking head piece to the local BBC news and said nothing of any consequence.

      The residents of Meriden should send the pikeys to encamp on Spelman’s manor.


  4. 7
    Tom (peeping) says:

    Anyone got an address for Lisa?
    I’ve just got a new zoom lens…..


  5. 12
    EdMiliband says:

    Sadly my teenage years passed me by as I was preparing myself to be leader of the glorious Fabians!


    • 22
      Smig says:

      Shut it smeg-ed.


      • 36
        EdMiliband says:

        Come off it! Let’s have a serious debate about policies………erm actually I don’t seem to be able to find them at the moment. They were here a minute ago. I’m sure some more will come along soon. Suffice to say non of it was my fault you understand. I know what I am doing and sometimes I phone Gordon and Neil. No actually I don’t as that would look bad. We are the new old labour party. For the people. For the middle classes, and others.


  6. 13
    bbitgu says:

    Guido , Far from it for me to tell you how to run your blog…… but shouldnt this be tagged totty watch ? i know they lefties but not to bad looking…….


  7. 15
    Gordon Brown says:

    Are we there yet?


  8. 19
    David Miliband says:

    Today’s specials can be found in the dairy section.

    Haway the lads, like, me makans.

    I have advised Mr Bruce that the best policy is to sell your best assets, ie your top scorer


  9. 23
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    No biggie. This is standard fayre for Liebour, CONservatives & the Limp Dums

    Look at Baroness Cathy Ashton of Moscow – the ballot box commie close to Labours inner circle – this sort of insider dealing & knowledge did her no harm at all.

    Unfortunately for the rest of us though…..

    A plague on all the three main parties.


  10. 25
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:



  11. 28
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    Bias, corruption, Labour MP’s employing the wrong people …………………… now where have I heard that before??


  12. 30
    Nisa Landy says:

    1. Nope
    2. Nope
    3. Nope
    4. Nope – think you’re thinking of UCLU.

    Nice try. Let’s ask about Tory MPs who give their passes to lobbyists, shall we?


  13. 35
    Anonymous says:

    She’s been ranting about plans for a free school in Wandsworth. What it’s got to do with her is beyond me. Perhaps her and her little friend think everything’s okay with state education and that they know what’s best for those stupid and (shudder) middle-class parents.


    • 52
      BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

      Typical middle-class leftie….pulling up the ladder behind her !!


  14. 37
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Ah, well. At least Gavin Williamson can be safe in the knowledge that he has written a stiff letter, so if it all goes pear-shaped he can say “I told you so”!

    Whether his letter will actually make a difference, now there’s another story.


  15. 39
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Red Ed wants us to believe that Labour isn’t just a front for Unite and the other public sector unions.

    If Red Ed continues to promote and select young MPs without any merit, or experience of politics these own goals will continue. It looks like a conflict of interest, smells like a conflict of interest and cannot be brushed under the carpet. Good spot.

    But for the window lickers and the Oxford academics the question has to be who would you do first Lisa J or Lisa N or would it be both together?


  16. 40
    Jon Cravens says:

    The fucking unwashed, troglodyte, Pigeon fancying, dirty, degenerates of fucking Wigan have a fucking cu’nt hard left MP?

    Thats why this country is going to the fucking dogs, too many barely literate scum can vote for a Labour scum-hole MP.
    The only person in Wigan wot should be alowed to exercise the right to vote for the mother of Parliaments is Dave fucking Whelan, an e lives most of the fucking year in the Beehamas
    Dave’s no fucking fool

    And you can quote me on that you arseoles


  17. 46

    Gavin Williamson might be concerned, but you can bet that Cameron isn’t. He’s got much more important things to think about :-

    1) Giving money to feckless lazy European c*nts.
    2) His fears on climate change
    3) His beloved BBC
    4) His love of the NHS
    5) The size of Cleggs cock

    Yes, Cameron has MUCH more important things on his mind.


  18. 48
    Undercover Cop says:

    I’ve had her.


  19. 49
    Manchester Tory says:

    UCU, NUS & the TUC 5 minutes away in one field next week. Too tempting…


  20. 53
    Jon Cravens says:

    That lefty cu’nt Penny has ‘SOLIDARITY’ on her avatar

    Oh that is fucking corker, a smug, silver spooned lefty cu’nt wots never done a days work in her fucking life, using the word Solidarity

    Lech Walesa she aint the fucking dumb cu’nt


    • 57
      Mum! help me! Asian gangs are using me for buggery parties, Edward Woollard says:

      She feels SOLIDARITY with other vacuous, shreiking, do as I say, good for nothing, hypocrite, left wing talking heads.

      Whats so funny about morons like her is the fact the workers rose up against the all powerful left wing state to win their freedom.

      As you say, what a cun’t


    • 61
      BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

      Sounds like she has the correct qualifications for Labour, no doubt a member of Tony’s Faith Foundation !!


    • 63
      Cherie Blair QVC says:

      A lefty cuuuu’nt talks bollocks


  21. 59
    Lisa Nandos says:

    Ray cyst!


  22. 65
    Lisa Johnson says:

    I’m on a gap yah.


  23. 77
    bbitgu says:

    Premeture posting again Guido ?


  24. 78
    Former Naval Person says:

    …Just imagine if it was an oil company and the Energy Select Committee…

    Well just imagine if she was Russian and her boss was on the Parliamentary Defence Committee. We surely have not heard the last of Comrade Mike Hancock and his Russian PA – let alone his frequent trips to Russia, to Rumania, his antics with so many Eastern Bloc guests (the long-legged blonde ones) at the European Parliament and of course his adventures with the young ladies in Portsmouth.


  25. 88
    David says:

    Of course, Guido is intelligent enough to realise that Higher Education (which is of direct interest to UCU) is the remit of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, not the Education select Committee. Isn’t he?


  26. 89
    Laing says:

    in case there’s anyone here who still believes that our political system is not thoroughly corrupt, read this :


    what sort of cun’try is this anymore


  27. 91
    JohnB says:

    ‘Militant, hard left’??? Come off it, Guido, ask any member of UCU whether it matches that description. What a load of bollocks!


  28. 101
    Jimmy says:

    And yet you still claim that it’s the Daily Mail which is ripping you off?


  29. 103
    Penfold says:

    So where’s the problem…..

    Union helps candidate, union supports candidate, union provides support services.
    Union provides monies, union buys seat and allows candidate to rent seat provided support reciprocated.
    Union provides personnel to ensure compliance and steer MP in correct direction.
    It’s all above board.


  30. 104
    Recovering former young Labourite says:

    She’s a truly off-putting, obnoxious individual – I used to be actively involved in London Labour politics and she is the archytepal emotionally awkward, self-satisfied, morally superior, intellectually baseless young would-be Labour honcho you so often find going through the revolving door of parliament, trade unions and lefty third sector charities.

    The stars of people like here have been on the rise in the party for several years now – 2006 onwards really as it become glaringly obvious that the last vestiages of a Blairite grip on Labour had atrophied. The party is full of people like her now, who think the voters are wrong and need to be told so.


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