April 28th, 2011

Council Pilgrims

Tory MP Alok Sharma has been digging into the union officials that are paid full time by the state. Basically local government versions of Nurse Pilgrim, whom Guido exposed last week.

Sharma asked the number of council-paid employees working full-time on trade union business, as well as the aggregate bill and the estimated cost of any other resources used by these officials

319 of 429 councils responded to the FOI request. 132 had a paid full-time union official in at least one of the last 3 years, whilst 187 did not. As yesterday, 110 councils had not responded including the  slashing Labour controlled Manchester City Council.

The total salary bill over the last three years for full-time union reps was £35 million. This does not include the cost of employing someone else to do the job vacated by the union reps. The unions should be paying for these staffers, not the taxpayer.

Meanwhile our favourite Nurse Pilgrim is causing trouble again. Outraged that the hospital she works at won’t be shutting down for the Royal Wedding she is organisng an official complaint

From: Jane Pilgrim [mailto:Jane.Pilgrim@███████.nhs.uk]
Sent: 26 April 2011 16:48
To: ████████████████
Subject: RE: royal wedding
Sensitivity: Confidential

Dear All,

It seems that the Trust are putting up stiff resistance to our various letters,

It does now seem that a collective grievance would be appropriate. UNISON has agreed to this..

Please let me know if you wish to be part of a collective grievance by 11th May,

Many Thanks

Jane Pilgrim ( Staff Side Secretary)

Guido wouldn’t have had this “peace and love” hippy squatter down as an arch-monarchist. Especially as she has now joined the Green Party who are abolitionist. Heaven forbid she might actually have to do a days work though. How exactly is Jane expecting lives to be saved if everyone at the hospital gets the day off?


  1. 1
    Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

    Sack union wasters!

    • 3
      ROFL!! says:

      i think it’s appalling she hasn’t had the decency to be sacked or resign what with her being a politician and fatboy’s amazing expose
      it’s like she’s mocking him

    • 16
      dutchy in Scotland says:

      Isn’t it that dreadful hospital in Tooting that she ‘works’ at. They nearly killed my father back in the ’80′s. A classic ‘should be shut down’ sort of place. I note the cow has classified the e-mail as Confidential. Get a life madam nothing you do will ever be confidential again.

      • 24
        a mong says:

        they killed me and my family wif an axe!!!!

        I got better

        • 41
          AC1 says:

          No Tat, You didn’t. You’re still a total mentalist.

          Sorry. Hope you do get well soon.

          • AC1 says:

            When you are in your psychotic phase. I thought you got fed through a tube?

          • AC1 says:

            Take your meds… It’s a pity your NHS “care” is so obviously not of the standard you need.

          • AC1 says:

            Ooh you are angry. hope you calm down. Sockpuppetting this early in the day for you is probably bad for you.

      • 48
        The voice of unreason says:

        That’s the same hospital that is under police investigation for 2 deaths. If the police are being called in to investigate, you know there’s something fishy going on there …

        • 115
          Mid Staffordshire General Hospital says:

          That’s nothing. We managed to chalk up hundreds of deaths before anyone noticed.

          • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust says:

            So did we, funny how nothing much was mentioned about it at the time.

      • 202
        Tony Blair says:

        She HAS to try and disrupt this. I have commanded that every single Labour asset should now be thrown into the fight to get Cherie, myself and Gordon Brown to the Royal Wedding, including fair means and foul. Forget the cuts or the rewinding of all Labour civil rights transgressions this is FAR more important.

        After all its not every day that Cherie goes out and pays for a dress herself … the same might be said of Gordon.

        PS. Sorry Syria, I did take the issue up with Mr Cameron – do I really have to return the cheque?

        • 206
          H.M. the Queen says:

          You have not been invited as you have no taste, no grace, no breeding and you almost destroyed this once great country.

    • 22
      AC1 says:

      Sack the NHS. Make the staff work for patients, instead of the NHS being run for the convenience of the staff.

      • 47
        AC1 says:

        No Tat, You didn’t. You’re still a total mentalist.

        Sorry. Hope you do get well soon

      • 51
        Nurse Pigrlim says:

        Everyone out! It’s time for our usual 72 hour paid UNISON Royal Wedding break.

    • 45
      The voice of unreason says:

      She probably read somewhere that the best defence is an offence. So, she’s being offensive …

      She picked one cause that will NOT win her any public sympathy. What a dumb bint – the sooner we are rid of her, the better.

      • 74
        AC1 says:

        You’re such a loon. No wonder no woman will go anywhere near you. Is your life really fulfilled by typing LOLOL, and advanced sockpuppeting?

        How’s that blog you promised us coming along? Is it still going to steal all guidos viewers?

    • 200
      Tom Doniphon says:

      “Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim”.

  2. 2
    Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

    Hang on, She wants the hospital shut to watch the royal wedding but as a socailist doesnt she want rid of the royals?

    • 4

      Don’t start pointing out the ridiculous hypocrisy of socialists Lord B.
      We could be here all day.

      • 49
        AC1 says:

        No Tat, You didn’t. You’re still a total mentalist.

        Sorry Hope you do get well soon.

    • 9
      Billy no-mates says:

      Shhhhh!! she wasn’t a Labour Party member Billy

      Don’t remind Guido of how stupid that made him look

      • 13
        Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

        Labour is not the only socailsit party.

        • 28
          ROFL! says:

          whatever the fuck that is

          • AC1 says:

            Take your meds… It’s a pity your NHS “care” is so obviously not of the standard you need.

          • AC1 says:

            Ooh you are angry. hope you calm down. Sockpuppetting this early in the day for you is probably bad for you

          • AC1 says:

            You’re such a loon. No wonder no woman will go anywhere near you. Is your life really fulfilled by typing LOLLOL, and advanced sockpuppeting?

            How’s that blog you promised us coming along? Is it still going to steal all guidos viewers?

          • AC1 says:

            When you are in your psychotic phase. I thought you got fed through a tube?

        • 158
          Commode Purpose says:

          Ssshhh. There is a silent h in the socailsit party

    • 19
      misterned says:

      She wants any excuse to not be at work, or do any actual work when she is there, but she still wants to be paid.

      She really does not give a shit about patients or health care.

    • 161
      Arse says:

      here Guido

      think the Pilgrim thing a bit rich but can we have the day off blogging tomorrow cos of the RW … ? Please please or maybe a live stream of events … or summat?

      • 165
        Nemo says:

        Oi, Guido have you got your invite now the Syrin embssador will not be going. Just asking. By the the way didn’t your namesake try to blow up HoP along with James 1, are you sure that you have nothing to do with the Real IRA?

  3. 5
    Nurse Pilgrim says:

    What you’ve got to realise is, that if a few people die, they’re doing it for the glorious workers who require their rights to be protected.

    Meanwhile, anyone need some services? I offer a good motivation deal…Get in touch Guido. The Guido office could do with my touch. I’ll motivate you two fat gits to update the blog more often.

  4. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Well done for highlighting this scandalous use of taxpayers money. We pay her salary in order for her to threaten industrial action in a hospital!!!!!!!!

    • 162
      Arse says:

      no more scandalous than MPs claiming they represent us and they erm don’t but we still pay them!!

  5. 7
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Did you listen to “Four Thought: care to be a nurse?” on Radio 4 yesterday evening? Do so. Instead of weakly rolling over and “listening carefully”, Lansley should read the fucking riot act to the RCN. One more peep out of them and it’s P45s en masse – or should be.

    But no… FFS.

    • 12
      Andrew Lansley says:

      Dave gave me loadds of interesting briefings to read all about the dept. of transport.

      Do you think he’s trying to tell me something ?

  6. 8
    Commonsense says:

    My understanding is that Jane was selflessly planning to offer to cover for her colleagues.

    Sorry to disappoint, but this story can only show Jane in a good light.

  7. 10
    Handycock says:

    In Portsmouth, we not only pay Union Representatives, we also use taxpayer’s money to pay for members of all the committees I have set up to keep prominent people onside. It is all very easy if you have unlimited taxpayer’s funds to play with.
    As a LibDem controlled council we are also cutting services (contrary to what Nick Clegg said last week) although we have neither cut senior management nor their pay, to keep them onside and continue covering up for us.

  8. 11
    MB. says:

    What on earth is a “collective grievance”?

    Presumably UNISON is giving ALL their employees the day off tomorrow?

    • 24
      AC1 says:

      Hopefully taxpayers can take a day off from paying these extorting parasites.

    • 172
      Tommy Rott says:

      MB – A collective grievance is what we all have about her continued employment at our expense.

      That said, St Geo’s did manage to save my life about 60 years ago but that was when it was one of the top hospitals in the country.

  9. 15
    MB. says:

    The excellent FORARGYLL blog has been highlighting how their local councils are paying the expenses of council members taking part in COSLA business.


  10. 17
    JH says:

    I hope she gets fired. I would employ her.

    But only for the satisfaction of firing her 5 minutes later after she starts agitating for workers rights, innit.

    Oh, to see her bounce on her arse across the car park, off the end of my boot.

    Reality needs urgent access to these little fuckers.

    • 37
      misterned says:

      “Reality needs urgent access to these little fuckers.”

      Love that quote…May I use it again elsewhere?

    • 39
      William Hague says:

      You’re SO Butch ducky!

      Fancy a job as a spad?

    • 159
      No No Yvette says:

      … from a cannon. No health and safety net, either.

    • 180
      Nemo says:

      That is one that happened to union reps where I worked many years ago, the second thing was if they were not fired (redundant) they were promoted to management, hey-ho.

  11. 18
    Catflap says:

    I was the NUCPS union treasurer where I used to work.
    One of the largest single branches in the union with over 200 members under one roof.
    None of us reps was full time nothing.
    All voluntary with little in the way of expenses.
    By coincidence (or not) none of us was lefty firebrands.Just ordinary blokes.
    See the connection?

  12. 20
    Nurse Pilgrim says:

    Then fancies flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,
    I’ll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.

  13. 21
    Penfold says:

    Clearly a blatant attempt to ensure that as a work day everybody attending gets paid overtime.
    The idea of the whole matter being a “grievance” is infantile. If this is what members of Unison pay their subs for then perhaps they need to review their discretionary spending/membership.
    As for St George’s, time for this member of staff to be re-assessed and released forom her onerous duties.
    Time also for “Royal” Kingston council to boot her arse out of the commune and retrieve ownership.

    Good work by Sharma exposing the cuddly deals that councils and unions have cut over the years.
    We should of course also refer to that nasty little deal that NuLab cut with the Union Modernisation Fund, outright corruption and bribery and state funding of Labour by the back door.

    • 52
      Socialists will use any excuse to screw the taxpayer says:

      “Clearly a blatant attempt to ensure that as a work day everybody attending gets paid overtime….”

      Spot on in your theory I think Penfold. It ,in my opinion/experience ,has absolutely nothing to do with being a Monarchist or in fact nobody working…it has everything to do with the management agreeing that the day is a “holiday” and therefore anyone working on that day will get double time(as an “official bank holiday) and time off in lieu

  14. 23
    Steve Miliband says:

    Can’t see a large private sector company employing a full time union rep.

  15. 27
    Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

    I have been wondering what Baroness Thatcher would do, The closest i came was the “Mad Dog” policy.

    “I never hugged the unions, i bombed them!”

  16. 28
    Puzzled of Bodmin says:

    She doesn’t come across as the sort of person who supports the Royal family. Why does she want to celebrate their marriage?

  17. 32
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    This is almost as bad as paying the family members of MPs to do non jobs.

  18. 36
    Engineer says:

    A Bank Holiday in a hospital? Just like a weekend – try finding a doctor in a hospital on a weekend. They’re like hen’s teeth. The nursing cover reduces to a bare minimum as well. For a so-called emergency service, the nine-to-five attitude is endemic and completely entrenched.

    Meanwhile, in the private sector, in many places (power stations, for example) there will be full shifts working and full safety cover. They’ll get paid overtime, and may even get a day off in lieu, but they’ll be working.

  19. 55
    north london red says:

    Every collective needth it’th Political Offither.

    • 65
      AC1 says:

      Take your meds….. It’s a pity your NHS “care” is so obviously not of the standard you need.

  20. 56
    Jane Pig Grin says:

    I need the day off for a staff safari to Wagamama to stuff my already fat ugly face.

  21. 66
    Smelly Old Man says:

    I have a Collective Grievance.

    My friends and I, (yes I do have friends and not all of them smell) would like to say how disappointed we are with the new socialist coalition government led by our Dear Calm Down Leader.

    We have not seen any of the “on the sick” or “on benefit in I” layabouts that live locally starting a job yet. Most of them still do not draw the curtains, day or night, only ever go out to go & buy fags when it gets dark but have at least two yappy dogs going all day in a garden covered in rotting rubbish.

    I do understand that this great socialist plan to make everyone equal is still undergoing adjustments and that by the time it is complete the once Great Britain will be reduced to eating grass, with the exception of the Socialist Party elite of course, who are served day and night in their grace & favour apartments by the good folk of Eastern Euro(don’t these swans taste nice)stan.

    Mr Guido, with your excellent connections can you please ask the elite when we can see a smidgen of progress on this matter please before we smelly old folk are carted off to the old folks (give me your house) administration block (run by Union Pilgrims who don’t work either) and medicated into annihilation.

    Just asking pretty please.

    • 212
      ScepteredIsle says:

      Yes including the two drunk/stoned losers smelling of something nasty that died who stood behind me in the post office gurning and muttering about how they had been on the brew/dole for the last 20 years and they were not going to stop now. Knowing I work to pay them to sit on a bench drinking tenants extra drives me round the frikkin bend.

      Almost as much as knowing the tax payer paid £35m for union reps salaries.

  22. 67
    Can you see what it is yet? says:

    Easy quiz. What do the following all have in common:

    Jane Pilgrim, Angela Eagle, The Guardian, Polly Toynbee, organic vegan cafes, hippies, Yazbin Alibi Clown, Liberty, CND, unions, UK Uncut, Charlie Whelan.

  23. 70
    Who's the cunt? says:

    Who the fuck is this mentalist obsessed with New Zealand? He’s been clogging up the last thread with his cack.

    • 73
      Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

      Its a sad wanker from the left that cannot debate after having lost the argument, So they go for attacks, Soo Damian mcbride.

    • 79
      AC1 says:

      Take your meds…….It’s a pity your NHS “care” is so obviously not of the standard you need.

    • 97
      tat says:

      It’s me. Expect me to post using everyone else’s monikers for the rest of the day.

      I’m extremely retarded and I have no friends.

      • 101
        Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

        Wuv winkie bullingdon dave bullying right hand man cwy cwipple

  24. 75
    Jane Pilgrim is a dead ringer for... says:

  25. 77
    Hang The Bastards says:

    What fucking planet is this Pilgrim BINT on ??

    How can any business successfully flourish with a bad apple like this stiring up shit every two minutes. She must be the majority source of demoralisationof staff.


  26. 80
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s like British Leyland in the 70s. Chap who worked there told me how the union shop stewards would be barricaded behind boxes and racking, playing cards all day. They never did a stroke of work but would bring the lads out on strike for any excuse or none. These days only the public sector can get away with that kind of nonsense.

    • 87
      Authur Bottom says:

      It’s just not true, I was there!
      They were mostly asleep or giggling after smoking pot.
      Oh no sorry. That was the foreman.

    • 142
      Mornington Crescent says:

      One of the best excuses for a strike was the colour of store coats. No, really. BL gave the Longbridge supervisors brown coats and they walked off the job demanding, er, white ones.

    • 153
      Anonymous says:

      Too true. My old man visited there back in the 70′s and came away convinced they’d go bust in double quick time. Workmen just idly sitting around, playing cards, brewing tea. Every now and then a car would come off the line and two men would drive it 20 yards, get out, another two men would get in and drive it another 20 yards, get out, and finally a further two men would get in and drive the last few yards and park the damn thing. Fuck knows how the unions managed to get parking demarcation lines but six men to park a fucking car is a job creation scheme too far !

  27. 81
    MB. says:

    Am I am alone in keep thinking of the classic Yes, Minister episode with the award winning hospital that had no patients every time that I read about Ms Pilgrim?

    • 176
      Mike Hunt says:

      No, I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

      JH: But there are NO patients….

      Nothing changes does it.

  28. 83
    Wacko Bitcho says:

    Jane Pilgrim is bad and dangerous. She’s off the wall but no thriller. She’s history.

    Yeah, alright, I’m bored.

    • 85
      Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

      I’m tat! I’m a mong! Yap yap yap yap! Wheeeee!

      • 90
        Polly Toynbee's dried-up vag says:

        Your brains broke, tat. Poor little cripple. But don’t cwy! You promised your mummy you wouldn’t cwy!

      • 91
        When are you going to move out of your parents house? You're in your 40's and unemployed. Not good. says:

        Wuv winkie bullingdon dave bullying right hand man cwy cwipple

        • 98
          AC1 says:

          marxist rent seeker

          • Gay Slayer says:

            Will you sad fuckers piss off and shag each other privately rather than have this drawn out courtship on here. The rest of us aren’t interested in your drivel.

  29. 89
    Breast fan says:

    Can we get back to talking about Lisa Nandy’s glorious baps please?

  30. 94

    One o’clock.
    Tat’s lunch break is over.

    Back to the shopfloor..now mobiles allowed.Put it in your locker.
    And do your flies up.

  31. 95
    Loungelizard says:

    Just had a look at Labour List. Two personal attacks on Cameron, no mention of policy. Labour on the back foot, heading for the political wilderness.

  32. 99
    QWERTY says:

    Wuv winkie bullingdon dave bullying right hand man cwy cwipple

    • 108
      Polly Toynbee's dried-up vag says:

      Your brain’s broken, tat! Broken beyond repair. Broken until you die.

      Don’t cry. Mummy in Heaven won’t like you crying.

  33. 100

    Final aircraft carrier costs..place your bets.{just the ships, not the rest}

    £6bn – 88/1
    £8 bn – 45/1
    £9 bn – 35/1
    £10 bn -18/1
    £14 bn -7/1
    £19 bn – 3/1
    £22 bn -evens

  34. 104
    tat says:

    Why doesn’t anyone like me? I mean, no-one likes me at all. Not one of you.

    Am I really so bad?

  35. 109
    Or alternatively you can go fuck yourself you ugly whorebag says:
    • 116
      Lord Bowden of Middlesex says:

      Or Ed Balls , God even labour used the snow line before.

    • 117
      Gordon Brown says:

      zero per-cent increases are good.

    • 139
      Gay Slayer says:

      Stupid whore. Why not measure over a year, where it’s 1.8% growth or 3 quarters or 1 quarter, both of which show growth. Why not measure over 2 years, or 5 or 10. Why only 2 quarters – is it, perhaps, convenient. Stupid fuckwitted waste of a fucking skin. Get back to shagging anything you can pick up in a bar you whore.

      • 157
        Anonymous says:

        Stupid cow, her reasoning is like saying Japanese economy , earthquake down 10,000 points No earthquake up 10,000. Points , net result zilch errrrrrrrrr

    • 146
      Mornington Crescent says:

      “No more boom and bust”.

      Even the Met Office are more accurate than you lot, love.

    • 155
      the last quango in paris says:

      I do hope that Mrs Bercow remembers to get dressed and not loiter around her curtains with the eyes on the world in us tomorrow.

    • 193
      Nemo says:

      Sally seems to keep mentioning snow in late spring, in Americaland the feds would be paying her a visit. over there snow means something else

  36. 111
    Nurse Grim-Pills says:

    Leave me alone, the patients are better off and stand a good chance of surviving with me off the wards.

  37. 114
    QWERTY says:

    The fucking BBC are a joke. Read this from Peston on the aircraft carriers, not ONCE does the lefty mong mention Mcfucking bust’s part in this deal. It was Liebore who created a contact so expensive it would cost more to get out of that build the carriers.

    Not ONCE does Peston mention Balls either, just as Peston trie dot erase McBust’s part in getting a good sensible bank like Lloyds to take over HBoS.


    • 147
      Gordoom Brown says:

      English money for Scottish workers.
      I’m only sorry I didn’t build a pointless bridge to the Shetland isles.

      • 160
        ZXCVB says:

        You are a fucking joke, not once do you mention that Balls is English as is Mandleson who waived the whole deal through in spite of the regulations preventing such a deal .NOT ONCE do you mention the English angle though you are quick to point out someones nationality if they happen to be Scottish. A sure sign of a racist English bigot.

    • 182
      Michael Cole says:

      Convienently the ships are to be built in the constituency of Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy which is represented by a guy who has turned up once or was it twice since being elected.

    • 194
      Nemo says:

      It seems the powers that be did not think enough was being spent so they altered the plans so that it could accomodate US aircraft which meant special landing gear, which in turn ment that costs go UP as much as £2Billion.

      • 208
        Michael Cole says:

        FFS Measure twice cut once.

        You design the thing properly and then you build it.

        You do not design it order it and then change the specifications.

  38. 118
    Bullingdon Dave and his Bullying Right Hand Man aka Mr Wuv and Winkie says:

    I still live with my parents and spend all day posting about New Zealand and stealing other people’s monikers.

  39. 131
    Bullingdon Dave and his Bullying Right Hand Man aka Mr Wuv and Winkie still lives with his parents and posts the same videos over and over says:

    Where’s the hog fat? Where’s the mog cat? Where’s the dog mat? Where’s the cog bat?

  40. 133
    End Socialism in Scotland says:

    Tax payers should not pay for this shit.

    • 156
      It's complete nonsense! says:

      Why doesn’t the union pay for their reps?
      Why should I have to pay them to squeeze more money from me?

    • 213
      ScepteredIsle says:

      as hardly anybody in scotland has a job, trust me English taxpayers will have to pay for Gordon Brown’s politically motivated aircraft carrier mistake.

  41. 136
    Bap Central says:

    They’re not the only tits in the picture. But they are by far the nicest and juiciest.


  42. 144
    Saltire 1 says:

    These socialists are cowards. Sleekit cowards!

  43. 148
    the last quango in paris says:

    presumably nobody falls sick on bank holidays?

    how can i make a complaint about ‘nurse pilgrim’ – whether she is a union stooge or a nurse i am contributing towards her pay, her salary etc…. why doesnt she get off her backside and do some work, any work without trouble making etc

    I would be interested to see how many Unison members call in sick tomorrow.

    Also, I have a friend who works as a nurse and the number of agency workers who join a hosp, then call in sick (getting paid), and then join another trust to get paid is another scandal – why doesnt pilgrim raise a grievance about that.

    • 187
      will says:

      as a patient under st georges care I wish i could have a day off from my dialysis. But I cant as it will cause me harm and i could die. So sorry nurses have to be on duty to treat me. I know its a bit inconvient but try telling that to my kidneys, which packed up on me !!

      • 195
        The last quango in paris says:

        Sorry you have to go through that! And thats another point – how does St georges think patients feel kmowing money is being spent on her? If I had an emergency visit there tomorrow I would think that they all didn’t want to be there or were off sick! She has tainted the kit of them.

  44. 150
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Will Andrew Marr be reporting on the hypocrisy of ‘Nurse’ Jane Pig Grim ??

  45. 164
    U Termison says:

    Once again we have Guido attacking and smearing a decent, honest, hard working Union official and Nurse.

    Jane is looking after the interests of her membership and putting her own views aside.

    This is scraping the barrel even for Guido.

    • 170
      101 Damnations says:


      That was irony, right?

      Her only interests are shopping trips and stirring stools.

      • 175
        U Termison says:

        No. I am sick of hearing and seeing attacks on someone who put their head over the parapet and called out the fool Lansley and his disastrous NHS plans.

        • 183
          Queen of Hearts says:

          And in doing that UT she will lose her head.

          Orf with her head!!

        • 184
          I'll have some of that says:

          Nurse? She doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

          National Health Service? What “service”?


          The Health “Service” needs a good kick up the arse at all levels. It exists simply for the benefit of its employees. Any “care” is incidental.
          Any time anyone proposes upsetting their apple cart the shroud wavers at the BMA and the RCN get cracking.

          Pilgrim is the epitome of nursing today.

          • Ex NHS employee says:

            I object to this post on behalf of most NHS employees. There is a large percentage of workers in hospitals who go the extra mile.

            However there are also a number of people who don’t and your bile should be directed at those slackers.

          • Anonymous says:

            To ex NHS: Can count too many family members over the years needlessly killed by the neglect or indifference of NHS staff. Radical reform needed.

    • 197
      The last quango in paris says:

      Guido isn’t smearing anyone – he has printed her e mail ! The facts speak for themselves. Ms Pilgrim is a nurse – the public therefore expect her to be a nurse when she is in the employ of a hospital! Not be paid by the public to Peddle union business. Mix up the lie about lansley, the work on the side, the dubious photo, squat and further determination to cause trouble for the nhs then you can see why she is just the sort of person the over taxed, over worked, 13 years of labour rubbish spouting angry Brit is sick of hearing about let alone subsidise!

  46. 189
    joescotus says:

    could anyone direct me how best I can let Dave Gorman know how much I want to critique his professional qualities

  47. 191
    joescotus says:

    sorry may be on the wrong blogsite concerning dave

  48. 196
    Anonymous says:

    Many political parties on local authorities have ‘political assistants’. These are nothing more than state subsidised party workers. Scrap them and save tens of milions.

  49. 198
    Vote YES to AV says:



  50. 203
    Laggard says:


  51. 204
    Bercow's Best Friend says:

    “Please let me know if you wish to be part of a collective grievance by 11th May” ……as I will be on holiday until then

  52. 207
    Germane Greer says:

    Patronising sexist idiot. She’s really exposed herself this time. There is no turning back and I and every right minded person will want to see her resign over this. Hateman’ss day is over and thank heavens for that.

    Brand/Harman whoever. Just thought rewriting this post would sum them up and feel free to meme it when it is useful against those two or any other bint of window dressing.

  53. 210
    Anonymous says:

    I think the point is not that she wants the hospital closed today, but rather that it should be treated like a bank holiday for staff i.e. if you have to work you get a day off in lieu. Many NHS trusts are arguing that staff are only entitled to 8 bank holidays a year.

    So while I hate to agree with the lady in question, it does seem that some NHS trusts are making up their own employment laws for today.

  54. 211
    chris says:

    No problem there then

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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