August 4th, 2011

Pilgrim’s Progress II

Remember our old friend Jane Pilgrim? The union staffer at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, who is paid a full time nurses salary not to nurse? She instead spends her days smearing Lansley. Well Guido hears that she was allowed to carry on as if nothing had happened, despite being busted running a private consultancy firm on the side, that used pictures of the hospital’s management, without their consent, as endorsements. Instead of being sacked, she was promoted by hospital managers to “management lead for trade unions.” Whatever that means. 

While Pilgrim’s actions triggered outrage, with the issue of taxpayer funded union officials reaching Prime Minister Questions, and the government signalling a review into the practice, the original sinner and inspiration for the whole campaign has thus far got off very lightly. However Guido hears the net might be closing in on our old friend.

Geoff Thorne was a hospital porter and Secretary of the St George’s Hospital Unison branch. Like Jane Pilgrim he’s militant and ganged up with her to threaten a nurses strike at St George’s – as if it wasn’t enough that she wasn’t doing any actual nursing. Geoff had a cameo role in the Pilgrim saga when the Mail on Sunday outed him as Pilgrim’s lover and it emerged that he colluded in the lies spread about “meeting” Andrew Lansley, despite the fact that he boycotted the event with Pilgrim.

Well this morning Geoff Thorne was fired. Guido understands that this was for the leaking of confidential information, but is awaiting the official line. Geoff is not the only recent exit from St George’s Hospital in recent weeks. Within a few weeks of Guido breaking the Pilgrim mess back in May, the management at St George’s were cleared out. Normally, these sort of changes would happen as part of a bigger series of moves and restructuring. Not in this case – hospital sources are adamant that St George’s alone was singled out for the cleansing.The Chief Executive “resigned” and cleared his desk within 24 hours – without a replacement, two years early. Within days the Trust Chairman announced the end of her term.  Even though she was eligible for another two years. She used to have Labour Party posters up in her office…

New management has been brought in, and are apparently on a bit of a rampage. Jane isn’t off the hook yet…


215 Comments

  1. 1
    Its to cold in hell for me. says:

    Get em all!

  2. 2
    Stop Stealing Our Money says:

    Thanks for this happy story. It has cheered me up.

  3. 3
    Its to cold in hell for me. says:

    Good result Guido, Shame the new campiagn is not going to well.

    More votes to retain the ban on death pen.

  4. 4
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    No surprise, this is how the socialist MO works.

  5. 5
    Judy Judy says:

    But how long till her scalp is got…. ?

    Can we have a scalping poll – with

    Pilgrim … 50 days and counting, 12 posts
    Huhne .. 43 days and counting, 23 posts
    Morgan .. 12 days and counting, 7 posts

    so we see the totem… and whose scalped and whose being scalped…

  6. 6
    seth the pig farmer says:

    Fire them all for gross misconduct and cancel their pensions

  7. 7
    Can I have some please says:

    The ECB is to provide unlimited cash to banks for six months in an effort to calm markets.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8680820/Debt-crisis-live.html

  8. 8
    the last quango in paris says:

    Speaks volumes that the useless, talentless, waste of space hasn’t resigned.

    On a seperate note, Morgan’s statement – how would he know what I (or anyone else) deduced from listening to him years ago.

  9. 9
    Popeye says:

    Sink the bitch and all the other public sector workers that are leaching on the rest of us.

  10. 10
    Groove says:

    Good work, Guido.

  11. 11
    Peter Grimes says:

    But a bit of sunlight on the ignorant, idle, troughing, trouble-making bastards works wonders from time to time.
    Keep it up, Guido, there are, unfortunately, lots more where this lying cow came from.

  12. 12
    Al Megrahis Doctor says:

    I too am being paid for not nursing. Fortunately, i live in Libya!

  13. 13
    Broom says:

    A new Broom sweeps clean.

  14. 14
    Sir Ian Blair says:

    “She used to have Labour Party posters up in her office…”

    That is nothing, i used public funds to have “Vote Labour” placed on all the METs cars and vans.

  15. 15
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Good it’s about time parasites on the tax payer are ousted, next the Union Modernisation Fund methinks……..

  16. 16
    Andrew says:

    there are a few gramatical mistakes in this post.

  17. 17
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    Good work. Hopefully she’s the first of many.

  18. 18
    Spartacus says:

    Didnt cheer me up, the cow is still getting paid for not nursing.

  19. 19
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    “….she was promoted by hospital managers to “management lead for trade unions.” Whatever that means. “

    An extra £10K p.a. of taxpayers money?

    It’s rather pleasant to read that [hopefully] Pilgrim’s days (and those other parasites of her ilk) appear to be numbered.

    Good.

    The taxpayer should not have to pay for Union wasters.
    If the unions want ‘em, then the unions should fund ‘em.

  20. 20
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Modded for this? Bizarre

    “….she was promoted by hospital managers to “management lead for trade unions.” Whatever that means. “

    An extra £10K p.a. of taxpayers money?

    It’s rather pleasant to read that [hopefully] Pilgrim’s days (and those other parasites of her ilk) appear to be numbered.

    Good.

    The taxpayer should not have to pay for Union wasters.
    If the unions want ‘em, then the unions should fund ‘em.

  21. 21
    Spartacus says:

    Agreed but the point is she is not yet ousted – more’s the pity

  22. 22
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    OK, 50p each way, before christmas.

  23. 23
    Its to cold in hell for me. says:

    Guido maybe many things but at least he is consistant.

  24. 24
    SYMPATHYVOTE says:

    Promoted?
    Does that mean the 3 months probationary period has started?
    And the three strikes and your …

  25. 25
    Ramrod says:

    Seeing front line staff wandering off to do other jobs is a disgrace. Every single one of these people needs to be presented with a choice: start serving the public or get the sack.

  26. 26
    Trimbush says:

    Over a decade of New Labour = ‘000’s of new libore placemen (women)

    Time will slowly but surely change all this

    We still have key posts like the Charities Commission being led by Blair/Brown lady – on £300,000 pa for three days – whatever?

    And – Guido – I still haven’t got a satisfactory answer to the Brown Bullying episode from her!

    Cleanse the lot NOW !!!

  27. 27
    Hosni Mubarak says:

    Send her over here, i could do with…ahem…a decent “nerse”!

  28. 28
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    ….she was promoted by hospital managers to “management lead for trade unions.” Whatever that means.

    An extra £10K p.a. of taxpayers money?

  29. 29
    Minekiller says:

    I took this from the comments section of the Wandsworth Guardian after the story about Naaz Coker getting the boot from St Georges. Enjoy or weep…

    “It is clear that things are not well at St George’s for any innocent entering A&E and that is for sure. St Georges staff under pressure? Heaven help the patients. Standards of basic healthcare are quite frankly, appalling despite the clinically clean environment with people being subjected to totally unecessary and health-debilitating procedures. Senior staff are duplicitous, patronising and deceitful. The complaints procedure is a bad joke designed to heap insult upon injury. Frankly, what used to be called concentration camps with medical experimentation have their modern equivalent in this institution. A huge banner should read ‘Abandon hope, all ye who enter here’ rather than ‘Welcome (Wellcom?) to St George’s’. I am sure I speak for thousands of unseen and unheard patients and their families. Not to mention the staff who continue to labour from love amidst a growing majority of cheap and callous careerists.”

  30. 30
    Neo-Guido says:

    Pilgrim’s head is worth less than the shower of shite her actions triggered. Worth way more.

    Huhne is fucked.

    Morgan, we shall see. he’s slippery.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    And look where that got you…………………..

  32. 32
  33. 33
    MI6 says:

    Thank the Lordy Lord, Guido is back from deflecting us from the real Criminals by his Capital Punishment Rant

  34. 34
    @TollyPointBee says:

    http://politicalscrapbook.net/

    Michael Gove dealing with Murdoch owned IT Education Publisher. Comparable to Pilgrim story. Where is Guido the shamelss drug fuelled bankrupt?

  35. 35
    Squatter Pilgrim says:

    management leads of the world unite!!

  36. 36
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Here you are, you little monkeys, the keys to the banana plantation. May the Lord have mercy on us all.

  37. 37
    Sir William Waad says:

    This chap Thorne must have been pretty desperate. I have known chaps on the farm who have grown so frustrated that they have forced themselves upon the beasts of the field, but one surely has to draw the line somewhere.

    I say – hands off Geoff Thorne! He’s been punished enough!

  38. 38
    Ah! Monika says:

    Having just returned from another visit to our NHS., I came away completely convinced that Tesco Management would do the job for half the price. Is Sir Terry doing anything these days?

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    the green thing

  40. 40
    Trimbush says:

    “management lead for trade unions.”

    Such a post didn’t exist before – it’s been ‘created’ – by whom?

    Sack the fecker!!!

  41. 41
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Give it time. Lots of people are still at work, it’s mostly the benefits culture voting now.

  42. 42
    Ah! Monika says:

    Mod testing….. Tesco

  43. 43
    Ah! Monika says:

    I’m stumped then

  44. 44
    Pilgrim's End says:

    Get the popcorn. :-D

  45. 45
    Al Megrahis Doctor says:

    My patient would aggree with you…if he were not on the golf course!…for his health, you understand!!

  46. 46
    sg-strummer says:

    No photos of this Geoff Thorne bloke then, he has to be pig ugly and desperate if he sleeps with that!

  47. 47
    Backwoodsman says:

    they have their own cozy public sector vocabularies – particularly prevalent in adverts in the grauniad. its specifically designed to exclude non-public sector insiders, who look at the ad and think WTF ?
    Its well past time to put all public sector appointmets and salary scales under the control of resoponsible organisations, like the local chamber of commerce and the FSB – only then will the current scams be ended and tax payers get value for money from the public sector.

  48. 48
    Sophie says:

    Nothing will happen to these troughing pigs in the new nomenklatura elite whilst rusty Dave is in office.

    In fact he will probably end up buying Unison their own Dacha’s with our money.

    It would take a woman Conservative Prime Minister of real steel to rid the taxpayer of these parasites.

    Blue Labour out.

  49. 49
    A Nemo says:

    Where is Gordon McDoom with his always helpful pontification when you really need him….

  50. 50
    sg-strummer says:

    Oops … just been said.

  51. 51
    Ah! Monika says:

    Start a petition

  52. 52
    annette curton says:

    St Georges Hospital (motto: abandon hope all ye who enter here) should name their medical wards after the episodes in Pilgrims Progress, “Slough of Despond”, the “Hill Difficulty”, “Valley of the Shadow of Death”, “Doubting Castle”, and finally the “Enchanted Ground”.

  53. 53
    Gonk says:

    For God’s sake Guido. It’s not ‘fired’.
    It’s ‘sacked’. Don’t you think it has
    a far more British muscular feel to it.
    The fucker was sacked.

  54. 54
    Mike Litorus says:

    Guido has an accumulator for them all to go on the same day…

  55. 55
    joescotus says:

    get it right up ye , ya troughing commie c*nt

  56. 56
    Rohan Giggler says:

    Sack this useless parasite and keep up the pressure. Why the hell should unions fund themselves out of taxpayers money.

  57. 57
    Trimbush says:

    Hadn’t thought of that !!

  58. 58
    Its to cold in hell for me. says:

    She could always write jokes for Ed Miliband.

  59. 59
    Mike Litorus says:

    Is there any chance we could set ourselves up as a bank, take the money, and bugger off in time? After all, the other “banks” seem to have done the same…

  60. 60
    Lord Lucan says:

    Her and her kind are some of the most odious individuals in the world. Incapable of productive activity, they despise those that are. Looters of the first order.

  61. 61
    Its to cold in hell for me. says:

    R*ce is modded.

  62. 62
    Trimbush says:

    Puss Orf Twwaatt !!!

  63. 63
    I need a bed bath says:

    Hope she doesn’t go back to being a nurse, I wouldn’t want her touching me.

  64. 64
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Nice work if you can get it. Looks like, sounds like, smells like abuse of taxpayers’ funds by a bunch of parasitical Hunts.

  65. 65
    Ed milliband says:

    “Snort”

  66. 66
    I meet a socailist once, the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    The N.H.S is not safe in goverments hands.

  67. 67
    The 5Th Day says:

    And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
    And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
    And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

  68. 68
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s nothing to do with helping union members. It’s all about union reps greed.
    Boot them all into touch or let Ed Miliband’s labour party pay for them.
    They are nothing but scrounging labour scum. These people see Harman et al scrounging so they think they are entitled too.

  69. 69
    Jimmy says:

    One of your campaigns to get someone sacked has failed?

    Who saw that coming?

    It occurs to me that in these uncertain economic times (due obviously to the tories being in power) there is an opportunity for you here. You should target those who believe their jobs may be at risk and offer to campaign for their dismissal for a modest fee, pointing out that these campaigns are the nearest thing to a guarantee of job security. I would of course ask for a modest commission but we can discuss the details.

  70. 70
    Yeeehaw! Do y'all love your guns, god and government? Gimme some freedom fries, boy! says:

    A gunman has been spotted on the Virginia Tech campus, where a mass shooting took place four years ago. The campus is now on lockdown.

    But let’s remember the most important thing as Sarah Palin often reminds us. The right to purchase and bear assault rifles is a constitutional right. The right to purchase and bear grenades is a constitutional right. The right to purchase and bear rocket launchers is a constitutional right. Praise jesus. Earth is 7000 years old.

  71. 71
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Not yet Red Jimmy.

  72. 72
    genghiz the kahn says:

    She’d need to be retained, as she probably hasn’t worked in a ward for years, wouldn’t be surprised if all the recent training was in diversity and outreach courses or creative accountancy and pension enhancement.

  73. 73
    Doctor Nookie says:

    I didn’t go into nursing to help stupid sick people.
    I went in to it to get a job on the payroll where I could promote my Labour party credentials.

    My only regret is I didn’t become a non-teaching teacher and get the 12 weeks holidays too.

  74. 74
    Percy Longprong says:

    We shouldn”t gloat if she is sacked. She will walk away with £ thousands .These people always do.

  75. 75
    I meet a socailist once, the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    Maybe if we had that here the chavs would think twice about robbing your house!

  76. 76
    A Moose says:

    She’s a bitch.

  77. 77
    Southern Softy says:

    Silly season. Only a summer distraction.
    Pilgrim & co are far more fun.

  78. 78
    Yeeehaw! Do y'all love your guns, god and government? Gimme some freedom fries, boy! says:

    I think Guido should start a petition to legalise the sale and distribution of guns. We should be like America where rifles and bullets are available at your local Wal-Mart. Yeeehaw! Make mine an Uzi 9 milimeter and a Plasma Rifle in a 40 watt range!

  79. 79
    EU Kaput Fritz says:

    Reports Italian FTSE MIB Is Now Suspended Indefinitely.

  80. 80
    Rick the Roman says:

    The House of Lords

  81. 81
    the last laptop in london says:

    Its not very safe generally

  82. 82
    Fact says:

    Neo-Guido is a lot more polite than Guido.

  83. 83
    the last quango in paris says:

    it’s not comparable at all you complete and utter imbicile.

  84. 84
    "Not mad at all" dog says:

    Not me, I’ve got plenty of nurses. and they are all indecent.

  85. 85
    the last laptop in london says:

    I’m not laughing

  86. 86
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    I would support that.

    The state is the biggest threat to freedom

  87. 87
    Sir William Waad says:

    Pretty much the order in which we now understand living things to have evolved, stangely enough.

  88. 88
    annette curton says:

    Do I detect a slight flaw in your argument, Chavs robbing your house ARMED with assault rifles and grenades.

  89. 89
    Marmite says:

    At Stoke on Trentistan Council, there are six union b@stards paid solely to do union work, and we’re not talking peanuts. Trouble is the people of this once fair City are as thick as pig sh@t, and roughly half of the population are now imm@gr@nts, mainly of the Ramalamadingdong variety. Thanks Labour, thank you very bloody much!

  90. 90
    Gonk says:

    I’d love to see a bear with a rocket launcher
    and a pig with a musket.

  91. 91
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Whats the relevance to the post? Abundance of whales? I shall send you to see the equal opportunties officer. I’m not joking you know.

  92. 92
  93. 93

    10 minute Bill should be able to clear this up once and for all.

  94. 94
    Spartacus says:

    From my own experiences of St George’s, i can only agree with the letter above.

    Hopeless staff and patients without hope. Just about sums it up.

  95. 95
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    Fight fire with fire.

  96. 96
    annette curton says:

    Good job I had the the sense to off-load my spaghetti futures.

  97. 97

    You can’t put lipstick on a pig.
    But you can strap it up in a suicide vest. as favoured by ‘progressives’ from the religious fraternity of pe+ace and love

  98. 98
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Whales evolved after birds. I can’t suggest which other groups of creatures are being suggested there. Where land creatures on a different day?

    pity it doesnt mention what happened to the dinosaurs .

  99. 99
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Quite so, Sophie. Indeed, business is as brisk as ever in quango-land:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2021729/So-David-Camerons-bonfire-Quangos-election-pledge.html

  100. 100
    the last laptop in london says:

    You can say pretty much the same thing about most of our teaching hospitals

  101. 101
    The whole of Edinburgh can go and fuck itself. says:

    I am glad I am not part of a union. Nasty politics.

  102. 102
    Spartacus says:

    Before passing judgment, it may be worth someone posting a picture of Thorne . . .

  103. 103
    Post hoc says:

    Large vigorous enema for Pilgrim et al. Capital!

  104. 104
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Even when it app***s should i say _is_ the middle of a word.
    Haven’t you heard of regular expressions guido?

  105. 105

    Pizza and Ice cream down.
    Fiat and Ferrari down.
    Sopranos DVDs up.

  106. 106
    Post hoc says:

    Balls nowhere to be seen now that the Northern Crock disaster is beginning to hit the skids…. well, quelle surprise. I see he sent out some pond life to take all the flack.

  107. 107
    bergen says:

    One problem is that these hospital trusts have been so crammed with labour apparachniks to reward them with a place at the taxpayer-funded trough that it nigh on impossible to sort these parasites out properly.

    The NHS could save millions without affecting patient care if the will was there to root them out.

  108. 108
    Trimbush says:

    EXTRACT from now defunct helpline

    Our ‘duty of confidentiality’ is, and always has been, to our clients. We never have, nor ever will, release your details to a third party. That said, the general public have a legitimate expectation .. from time to time they reasonably expect us, as an anti-bullying organisation, to ‘speak out’ to further our cause in the interests of best practice and to campaign for a stress-free, bully-free, world. This is what we do. This does not mean to say that The National Bullying Helpline ever will, or ever has, breached client confidentiality. Our Mission is to continue to work towards eradicating anti-social behaviour in all corners of our society and occasionally that involves campaigning, speaking out and raising awareness.

    Following inaccurate media reporting and public speculation in February 2010 it was ‘implied’ that we had breached both client confidentiality and data protection guidelines. This was not the case in fact. The Information Commissioners Office (The ICO) subsequently exonerated us of any such breach. We simply did not disclose personal names, personal details or facts relating to historic calls to our helpline – either to the Press or to any third party. We accused no one of being a bully and we placed no one at risk in any way.

    The purpose of our media intervention in 2010 was to point out the importance of ‘due process’ as set out in the ACAS Code of Practice and to encourage employers to investigate matters thoroughly rather than make assumptions or (worse) make a public statement of denial. Employees, UK wide, should feel able to raise contentious matters in the workplace without fear of repercussion. In an ideal world there would be no need for an anti-bullying helpline.

    The media storm of 2010 led to a significant increase in calls to our helpline which we were unable to service. This was due to both lack of funds and resources. This was most unfortunate because it became immediately apparent that there was an urgent need for a UK wide bullying helpline. That said, having provided a free telephone bullying helpline service for several years and finding that we continued to work in extremely stressful circumstances with no funding, we decided to close our telephone helpline down (see Trustee Statement below).

    We are no longer a Charity. However, this website remains ‘your’ National Bullying Helpsite.

    If you are struggling with a bullying, harassment, cyber-crime or anti-social behaviour issue today, we hope this Helpsite will enable you to identify solutions and remedies along with practical, affordable, professional support.

    Brown’s a booly !!

    It need’s resolvinf

  109. 109
    EU Kaput Fritz says:

    Lots of shouting in Italian:-

    http://twitter.com/#!/search/FTSE%20MIB

    Says its dropped 5% before being pulled

  110. 110

    Turning up to work, claiming a full days expenses, drinks in the bar, and a good subsidised lunch, just for ten minutes work.

    yes..Mr CRMM. I think that might do.
    As long it doesn’t over run. We have all got homes and second homes to go to you know.

  111. 111
    Marmite says:

    Got modded (again) for saying there are six ‘pilgrims’ working for Stroke un Twent City Council (sorry, trying to avoid being modded again!). Also said Stroke’s residents are mainly made up of raggy heads now and all vote Leiber, so what chance does that once great City have? None!

  112. 112
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    But then where would all the unemployable wasters go?

  113. 113
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    This is a great article concerning Socialism and it’s mindset;

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/the_secret_of_socialism.html

  114. 114
    Four-minute miler says:

    Don’t forget the Olympics Delivery team raking it in. What for?

  115. 115
    Where is "boy" George? says:

    Stocks are falling faster than I can type. The Footsie is now down 3.1pc, while the FTSE 250 has shed a dramatic 4.06pc.
    Bankers and miners are still leading the fall. Lloyds is down almost 10pc at 35.2p, while Barclays and RBS have shed 8pc and 7pc respectively.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8680820/Debt-crisis-live.html

  116. 116
    annette curton says:

    Who is this ten minutes Bill of which you speak?.

  117. 117
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    True but it’s a start I suppose.

  118. 118
    Pew (c/o Admiral Benbow Inn) says:

    … or his dog and white stick.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    As long as you can give money to political parties.

  120. 120
    Nothing new says:

    Italy’s always been a basket case. On a skiing hol back in the 70s there was no loose change as it was worth a lot more as scrap metal and it was all being melted down. Had to accept goods in knd to make it up to the nearest bank note They can’t do that with the Euro though.

  121. 121
    Gord Blimey says:

    This sad tale made me cry.

  122. 122
    EU Kaput Fritz says:

    Markets are crashing, 3% and 4% and falling.

  123. 123
    East London Mollusc says:

    Sorry, not Halal. Use a child instead

  124. 124
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    … and the retired.

  125. 125
    "Not mad at all" dog says:

    Well, of all my pawns he did make the most supreme of sacrifices for me. Poor sod. Scotland.

  126. 126
    isaac hunt says:

    Oh no, if she gets sacked, how is the f’ing socialist witch going to pay the rent on her pikey commune

  127. 127
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I found it interesting, not too long ago. Even the smallest shopkeepers would give you a till receipt for an icecream, making sure you took it out of the shop in case they got checked.

    So it seems that they have been trying to control their undeclared economy

  128. 128
    albacore says:

    I wonder, Fawkes, were you able to ascertain with what sweeteners those three worthies skipped away when they were let go?
    Just asking.

  129. 129
    Peter Grimes says:

    Whilst I agree with the broad thrust of your post regarding pilgrims and others, can you please explain just when Stoke was ‘great’?

  130. 130
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    Housing benifit.

  131. 131
    isaac hunt says:

    probably modded because you call them rag heads no?

  132. 132
    envy of the world says:

    Hope this doesn’t force her into nursing. She looks like one of those bitter nutjobs who “forget” to feed the older patients.

  133. 133
    Loungelizard says:

    Several tons of chips will no doubt be required.

  134. 134
    Breivik says:

    I like the way you think. My government posed a threat to me, so I had to do what was right. Hail! Hail! My global brothers in arms!

  135. 135
    Pesto says:

  136. 136
    Sophie says:

    Defence is not safe with this Government

    Immigration is not safe with this Government

    EU rebate is not safe with this Government

    I could go on, but I think I will just write another cheque to UKIP – the real Conservative Party in Great Britain.

  137. 137
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I’ve just had a sneak preview of Global & General Nominees accounts (Nevis registered company)

    Awesome and I shall be posting them on the internet.

    Frankly,Guido,I don’t give a damn

  138. 138
    Sophie says:

    Can the real funny lefty Jimmy please come & reclaim his name from this dullard?

  139. 139
    That's News says:

    Good work, Guido. Keep it up.

  140. 140
    Oh dear indeed says:

  141. 141
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    Goverment is the problem, not the solution.

    UKIP are the same as our politcons here, the feed of the trough.

  142. 142
    Sophie says:

    Moussa, have a bacon sandwich & calm down dear.

    You are beginning to sound like a nutter.

  143. 143
    smoggie says:

    You’d think Guido had had your scalp the way you keep harping on.

  144. 144
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Funny how Miliband and his band of bruvers never mention the 9-5, Monday to Friday NHS, is it cos they haven’t had the trouble to find cover from 17.00 to 09.00 in the evenings and weekends. The trouble is that disease and illness strike 24/7 and not just in working hours.

  145. 145
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    That’s why we should be given the choice wether to pay into a National Health Service or go private, I’ve had enough of my cash being pi$$ed down a black hole and as a tax payer and as a consumer demand a choice.

    But like the beloved Beeb, it’s a national institution a golden egg that can’t be touched whilst the budget gets bigger and the service goes beyond being a parody.

  146. 146
    Steve P says:

    Gov’t webshite is telling me it is bust AND that I have already signed.

  147. 147
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    P*ki ?

  148. 148
    David Jones Investigation says:

    Colonic irrigation is thought not to be a good idea. I wonder if Miss Pilgrim would like to partake in a large experiment. (Willing or Not)!

  149. 149
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Touche! Ha-ha!

  150. 150
    That's what I would expect says:

    if the English Cricket Board has got involved – Couldn’t run a how’syerfather in a wotsit

  151. 151
    Maximus says:

    The departure of the chief executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust was press released Friday 6th May 2011. When was Pilgrim promoted?

  152. 152
    EU Kaput Fritz says:

    Good news for the Spanish people Pesto, let the end come soon.

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Go for double top, get rid of the Union Learning Fund as well, that’s a front for ‘pilgiming’

  154. 154
    Maximus says:

    Perhaps its original scope is too narrow. Could there be more support if treason and pea dough filly uh were included as capital offences?

  155. 155
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet! says:

    its that green thing again.

  156. 156
    Jimmy says:

    You must admit the blog is now almost entirely a succession of unsuccessful campaigns to get various people fired (excepting of course the equally doomed campaign to have people killed instead). Where is the joy? Where is the love? Why are right wingers always so angry? If you’re not trying to get people sacked you’re trying to get them hung or you’re out shooting them. I say let the healing begin.

  157. 157
    Anonymous says:

    What they gonna choose? A sovereign nation with it’s own currency and loads of shattered german banks or become a German province?

  158. 158
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    The right to bear arms is the greatest threat to any Government, hence why we have such draconian laws and is a safe guard from tyranny.

    Just look at Switzerland as they have more automatic weapons per person than the US and even Hitler drew the line at invasion during the 1930’s.

    The Left truly fear Palin and if you look beyond the usual BBC / Guardian propaganda and the anti Tea Party rhetoric she’s more of a worthy candidate and a US Thatcher imo.

    Whilst I’m ranting while waiting for my beer……

    Must hurt that Labour have lost the cuts argument, now that King Obama-tron is cutting (in the Labour narrative) “Too fast and too deep”

    What a Balls up!

    ;)

  159. 159
    smoggie says:

    Well, at least you’ve stopped blaming Maggie Thatcher.

  160. 160
    Maximus says:

    ‘given the bum’s rush’ also has the appropriate connotation

  161. 161
    Anonymous says:

    FROM BBC WEBSITE

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14399307

    No plans to call in Piers Morgan, committee chairman says
    Mr Morgan, who was the Mirror’s editor from 1995 to 2004, now presents a show on CNN in the US Continue reading the main story
    Phone-hacking scandalQ&A: Phone-hacking scandal
    Key people and profiles
    Timeline
    Inquiries and legal challenges
    MPs on the culture select committee say they have no plans to call ex-Mirror editor Piers Morgan or Mirror Group executives to face questions over Heather Mills’ phone-hacking claims.

    On Wednesday, Ms Mills alleged a senior Mirror Group journalist had admitted hacking voicemails left for her by her then-boyfriend Sir Paul McCartney.

    Earlier, a Tory MP urged Mr Morgan to return to the UK to answer questions.

    WHY THE FUCK NOT…? IS IT BECAUSE HE IS LABOUR. MEANWHILE EVEN THE PM WILL BE REQUIRED TO TESTIFY UNDER OATH!!!!!

    WTF????

  162. 162
    Fish says:

    Sssssh. You’re not allowed to say anything negative about the NHS. Don’t go there fellow Guidoistas.

    Despite everything that you have written, despite upto 1200 killed in Stafford (imagine what would have happened if 3 fully laden jumbo jets had crashed – the outcry would have been very different) and more deaths hidden elswhere, there must be no attempt to change things in any way, or you’ll have to answer to Millipead.

    Just remember what Labour say; the people’s NHS is the ‘third rail’ of British politics. You have been warned.

  163. 163
    Maximus says:

    I suspect a pun on the word ‘blubber’

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14399307

    MORGAN NOT GOING TO BE CALLED TO TESTIFY!!!!!!

    Why not??????????? Left wing labour and untouchable

  165. 165
    Anonymous says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14399307

    Morgan will not be called to testify

    Why not?????

  166. 166
    gordon mcshit says:

    I saved the world

  167. 167
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “he came from venus
    His eyes were red,
    And so was his ….”

  168. 168
    smoggie says:

    Then why the fuck do you keep coming back?

  169. 169
    DAVEuseless fucker CAMERON says:

    Well you have to admire her entrepreneurial spirit !
    she is creaming it off the tax payer
    just like everybody here in Westminster !

    Toodle pip !

  170. 170
    smoggie says:

    He can be cross examined by Tweet if necessary.

  171. 171
    Anonymous says:

    Forty years ago I was told to avoid St George’s if had to go to hospital. It was said that if woke up in an ambulance and found it was going to St George’s you should throw yourself out – you had a better chance of survival. It was said to be nearly as bad as Lewisham (but Lewisham had the excuse of being a former workhouse infirmary which still had the same standards and mentality). plus ca change …

  172. 172
    Mike Hunt says:

    “due obviously to the tories being in power”

    yeah right.

    Remind me again which party has bankrupted the country – again?

  173. 173
    Astrologer says:

    WATCHFUL of the 96% vote of no confidence by Royal College of Nursing back in April. I’d restructure in more ways than one.

  174. 174
    HandsomeDavid says:

    Everything needs to be outsourced, including the staff.

  175. 175
    Greece says:

    Thats 2 days before we have roll over billions of Euros worth of bonds and you know what we’re like.

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    but when are we going to get the real bastards who have fucked this country up so badly??

    pilgrim may be useful but what about MPs and Peers and the elites who still swan around the world laughing at us????

  177. 177
    Trimbush says:

    Ask Hilary WEDGEWOOD Benn about his grandfather the Potter !

  178. 178

    Bill, I have even written the Green Paper for you:

    This Bill shall have effect over all government departments, local government departments, quasi non-governmental organisations, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations, quasi-autonomous national government organisations, non-departmental public bodies, The National Health Service, Special Health Authorities, Arm’s Length Bodies or any other entity that is in receipt of public funds.

    No such entity shall be permitted to fund or assist union or party political causes in any way, whether by cash, release of their staff to perform services, allowing use of their premises, equipment and vehicles or any other means not herein described. Any employee found to be in breach of this will render themselves liable to instant dismissal with loss of all outstanding pay, bonus, holiday entitlement, pension rights or any other benefits that may otherwise accrue. There is no appеаl procedure. This comes into effect from midnight tonight.

    Get that through the house and I will buy you dinner at the venue of your choice.

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  180. 180
    Crikey says:

    Now promoted to “mangement lead for trade unions”. That is consistent with how the NHS goes about things. So top marks for consistency. It’s only the punters money after all..

  181. 181
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    You still don’t get it do you? Sad really

  182. 182
    Ed Butt says:

    It’s easy to spot a non job, they all have ludicrous job titles. But if people make £60k a year for being local councillors why not what, I guess about £45k for being a union rep?

  183. 183
    Edinburgh the city of heroin says:

    Hypocrisy

  184. 184
    Mike Hunt says:

    I’d stand well back if I were you, these lefties are usually full of shit.

  185. 185
    Mike Hunt says:

    “Left wing labour and untouchable”

    Of course.

  186. 186
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Right Guido. How about making this the subject of the next petition – the abolition of full or part time union reps unless paid for by the union.

  187. 187
    john in cheshire says:

    Can’t this be linked back to the labour party?

  188. 188
    Jimmy says:

    Because deep down I believe you can change.

  189. 189
    Judge Judy & Executioner says:

    On the other hand, imagine waking up on a ward and seeing her bent over you.

  190. 190
    Judge Judy & Executioner says:

    I was in Edinburgh the day he was released. Every one of the Jocks I spoke to were appalled by it. Gravely ill, my arse. I said to one of them, “Well let’s hope Scottish doctors are better than Scottish polititians.” Clearly not.

  191. 191
    Number 7 says:

    Comment on one of the links:-

    DaftAida , Earlsfield says…
    2:08am Thu 19 May 11

    It is clear that things are not well at St George’s for any innocent entering A&E and that is for sure. St Georges staff under pressure? Heaven help the patients. Standards of basic healthcare are quite frankly, appalling despite the clinically clean environment with people being subjected to totally unecessary and health-debilitating procedures. Senior staff are duplicitous, patronising and deceitful. The complaints procedure is a bad joke designed to heap insult upon injury. Frankly, what used to be called concentration camps with medical experimentation have their modern equivalent in this institution. A huge banner should read ‘Abandon hope, all ye who enter here’ rather than ‘Welcome (Wellcom?) to St George’s’. I am sure I speak for thousands of unseen and unheard patients and their families. Not to mention the staff who continue to labour from love amidst a growing majority of cheap and callous careerists.

  192. 192
    Steve P says:

    It’s an interesting question.

    Would you allow ANY time for union reps activities?

    Full time paid reps are justified as MORE efficient than several part time ones taking time off their duties.

    What about internal staff associations?

    Anyway, gov’t website still not letting me vote!

  193. 193
    HenryV says:

    Only 6? Are you sure? Seems low to me.

    Can’t say why I know.

  194. 194
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Did they advertise the position in the Gruniard et al?
    Surely they have to open it up to others – could be interesting.

  195. 195
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Fired from a cannon would be better than placed in a sack.

  196. 196
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Freudian slip retained versus retrained.
    Both could be right unfortunately – who is the local MP?

  197. 197
    Ivan Agenda says:

    I would have thought you will have learnt from the antics of the Limp Dims who have no leadership abilities (though Clegg is doing his best) or acting as a government team.
    Poor UKIP have even less resources though I do appreciate their thinking.

  198. 198
    M says:

    North Korea will have to strengthen their border controls from all those us economic refugees

  199. 199
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Spanphalia

  200. 200
    joescotus says:

    i admire the loyal grass roots labour movement rooting around in the gutter ,despair a constant, they lift red eyes upwards ,,, is it worth it?…… and all they can see is the utter shite that masquerades as the labour leadership

    oh fuck sorry just nhad a harri moment!

  201. 201
    Anon. says:

    I would rather have Osborne as Chancellor any day than a corrupt, deficit-denying Socialist. (Take your pick which corrupt, deficit-denying Socialist.)

  202. 202

    Come on Guido, how much was the pay off on resigning and what pension will be paid now?

  203. 203
    Elgin's lost his marbles says:

    Socialists like purges, and every now and then the purgers turn on them, just to keep it all pure. But there’s never a Yezhov around when you need one.

  204. 204
    Airey Belvoir says:

    One of many disappointments of this Government is their failure to root out the numerous Labour placemen and women running quangos. Why the hell is a poisonous Lefty activist like Suzie Leather still in place at the Charities Commission, pursuing her ideological vendetta against private schools?

  205. 205

    It’s about time the unions and people like this woman understand the economics of the left properly, hence I’ve written an article on the Economic science that the left doesn’t understand; why centre-left economics fundamentally flawed http://t.co/7BtyUz9

  206. 206
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    Now that I’ve been found (Battersea Dogs Home, since you ask) I’d ask Guido et al to spare a thought for the staff at Bristol University NHS Trust, where ‘managers’ rule by fear of complaints and grievance procedures against dedicated and hardworking Doctors and other professionals – and waste and inefficency is endemic. Written evidence, on request!

  207. 207
    Judge Judy & Executioner says:

    Its even less safe on the receiving end.

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    Include them in the death penalty.

  209. 209
    ex St G's patient says:

    Very sad to see how this once fine institution has gone down the pan. Say what you will about it now, but in 1962 it saved my life and for that I have been grateful daily ever since. I am now 70 and still chugging happily along.

  210. 210
    Duty Pedant says:

    David, it’s “participate in” not “partake”.

    Now go and write 100 lines: I must pay more attention to my English lessons.

    On topic: Could you organise a brain scan – just to see if there actually is one?

  211. 211

    Only if they are on the approved list of left-leaning, pro-eu, federalist parties.

  212. 212
    Admiral Leach says:

    You know what we do with looters in a time of National Emergency!
    But this whole sorry saga is just a symptom of the dreadful NHS. I have recently seen two NHS Trust IT Directors waste over £100k on hardware that will not do the job because they needed another £20k to finish the installation but that they knew this extra money was not available, but when presented with a viable alternative that would have actually allowed them to deliver the service they wanted and save over £10k overall, they refused as it would make them lose face on the expenditure of the first £100k. They would sooner waste the money and not deliver the service rather than lose face. Even more amazing was that the management team were easily bamboozled by them.

    Time to start really pruning the NHS its second only to the Education budget in waste and inefficiency, neither deliver anything like the service they should for the money spent on them and both are massively unaccountable.
    We ARE in a state of National Emergency lets start rolling back that bloated State!

  213. 213
    Co says:

    This is the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of teachers are paid to shit stir under the ‘facilities’ arrangement where union officials receive paid time off to undermine headteachers and the policies of democratically elected politicians. Usually these hacks are the worst teachers you could find. Probably best that they spend little time with children.

  214. 214
    John Bunyan says:

    Pilgrim’s Progress?

  215. 215
    John Bunyan says:

    any hlep?


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