November 8th, 2011

Sadiq Khan Lets Donor Decide Labour Vote

Guido was perusing the notes from last week’s meeting of Labour’s Shadow Justice team when he noticed something odd. Within them is a list of various amendments and clauses to the Justice Bill and how the Labour MPs will vote on them. All boring so far, but what’s this next to one of the clauses?

And another:

Once would look bad enough, but how Labour will vote on two parts of the Bill will be determined after “checking with GMB who have very strong views on other aspects of LSC transfer”. This refers to a particularly dull aspect of pension protection and the Legal Services Commission, but that’s beside the point – one of Labour’s biggest donors is being directly consulted on legislation which affects their vested interests.

The GMB union have Labour over a barrel: eighty of their MPs are members and the union has given Labour £1,545,987.02 since Ed took over. That’s nearly 20% of all donations received and certainly blows the sums involved in the Cash for Questions and Cash for Influence scandals out of the water. Clearly the GMB expect something in return, and that is telling Labour MPs directly how to vote in Parliament. A cash for votes swap.

And who is in charge of this merry policy auction?

Step forward Sadiq Khan, the Shadow Justice Minister and proud GMB member. He’s also the recipient of £11,000 directly from the GMB for his campaigns in Tooting. Want to change legislation directly? Better reach for your wallet with this lot…


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Cash for questions episode 2?

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Shit Sharia law coming to UK. Death penalty just the Start of the islamification of UK justice system.

  3. 3
    JH says:


    Kirk was right. You can’t trust ‘em.

  4. 4
    Simon Lewis says:

    But the Tory money from the city which is directly stopping the govt legislating against the bankers is ok?

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    The BBC says:

    Not of interest to us.

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    He’s not only a greedy toad, he’s stupid enough to get caught.

    Khan is a massive liability for the Labour Party.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Not really, they have the death pen in the USA and you can hardly say that thier justice system is shria.

    Ps i am anti death pen (waits for cries of leftie /bedwetter etc)

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    misterned says:

    Worse than cash for questions. This is labour selling policy direct to “pre-selected preferred bidders”

    With cash for questions, no policies were changed, nobody bought policy changes. Labour have a long record of selling policies to bidders, from selling an opt-out from the cigarette advertising ban to Bernie, through to this.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Considering the city of London contributes 80% (i think) of tax revenue to pay for diversty workers etc.

    dont kill the golden goose.

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Which legislation against the banks ???

    I pumped £ 1,300,000,000,000 of Taxpayers’ money into the banks I failed to monitor and supervise.

    I wouldn’t want the Tories to tamper with the measures I took to save the World.

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    Sophie says:

    Perverting democracy is a misdeamnour in relation to all of Labours major crimes against their country, their heritage & their own people.

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    Die, Euro! Die! says:

    ‘Shady’ Khan is at it again – Dodgier that a Dodgem.

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    Let’s see your evidence, sunbeam.

    I could remind you of Labour’s City donors, knighting Fred Goodwin, slashing regulation, reducing capital gains taxes and more, and that’s we get to the mother of all bailouts where Incapability Brown gifted bankers billions but got nothing in return. It’s almost as if they had photos of him sitting naked on a rocking horse and threatened to publish unless he gave them everything.

    I’ve not seen the Tories this close to the bankers. I’m seeing capital gains tax go up, the Vickers Report getting support, a bank levy and more. If financiers are donating, they ain’t getting their money’s worth.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    They will deny it all.
    Out of touch.

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    Simon Lewis says:

    So dont kill the Golden Goose and let people lose their jobs because of it. What nonsense. Scaremongering

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    Sad Dick Cunt says:

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    Spike Milligan (dec'd) says:

    Death doesn’t bother me at all, as long as I am not around when it happens.

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    Yes yes, but what about other donations?

    They are all at it (TM).

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    Howard Webb is the greatest referee in the world ! says:

    I was in this posh restaurant and couldn’t believe it when I saw David Cameron choking at the next table. I sprang into action and started slapping him.

    Someone shouted, “You’re supposed to be slapping his back!”

    “Fuck off, I know what I’m doing,” I replied.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    “Khan is a massive liability for the Labour Party.” Splendid, but Balls and Son of Brown got there first.

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    Ctesibius says:

    Your allegation against Gordon Brown is hurtful and potentially actionable. He was not naked on the rocking house, he had his nappy on.

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    misterned says:

    labour’s legislation hurts the economy, hurts the poor and enriches labour’s cronies.

    Collectively, the banks could shut this country down in a heartbeat, if they so wished, they have ALL government’s in this country over a barrel, and they know it!

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    Wayne Kerr says:

    It’s common knowledge that Labour are the political and financial arm of Trades Unions. That’s why the unions fund and founded Labour.

    This is a non-story!

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    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Yeah, but they dont have open borders like us. Also they arent a donkey ride from the middle east and have the largest pakistani population outside of pakistan.
    If we keep bombing the middle east into the dark ages then they will have no option but to come to the UK and as long as we give them Shria laws it will make it more homely

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    BillyBob... says:

    Hopefully no change in the lovely public sector pensions until after Missus has hers……

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    Well it's a thought says:

    Change, what change, the only change we have is the change we might get if we get rid of these vile politician’s.

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    Robin Hood Tax and other matters says:

    If you legislate in isolation i.e. the proposed Tobin Tax for example….what do you think will happen ? …they’ll all bugger off to China or wherever(H*S*B*C is already half way there) and the UK will lose the tax revenues and we’ll be in even bigger poo…and futher cuts in public services and additional unemeployment as bank workers(a lot of whom are on less than £15k not £1million as people seem to suggest) losing their jobs….

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    Dave II says:

    I wonder how many other lawyers are members of the GMB? Or has Shady Khun aligned himself with a wealthy TU to act as the go between. Do you think a retainer is in order?

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    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    I went to a greek restaurant last night,but it was a bit of a let down.

    Watching plastic plates bounce off the floor due to cut backs just wasn’t the same.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Gold sale
    Boom and bust
    Cabs for hire
    Lisbon treaty
    Damin Mcbride
    Lord Cashpoint
    Berniw ecclestone
    Lord Mandleson
    Tony Blair
    Alistiar Campbell

    The Labour party, screwing the working class for over a 100 years.

    (this list is not complete so please you add you favourite Labour hypocrcay moment)

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    Jess The Dog says:

    The political party system is utterly corrupt… essentially two self-perpetuating machines which are in hock to various interest groups who fund their existence, as in this way. The only answer to this cesspool is to bring down the whole political party apparatus. Restrict funding to membership fees only and stop the endemic corruption which comes with large donations, cash and loans for honours, organisational subscriptions and self-perpetuating taxpayer subsidy. Cut off the money, cut out the corruption, take the politics out of politics. Restore the bond of trust between MP and electorate at constituency level. The real 1% is sitting on green leather in Westminster thanks to the system of political patronage. Bring them down and throw them out!

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    Anonymous says:

    I think it’s disgusting that Labour were asking a union that represents tens of thousands of low-paid advice workers in CABs, law centres and advice agencies, for their view on the arrangements and terms for transferring pensions when the Legal Services Commission becomes an internal department in the Ministry of Justice.

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    Eric Idle says:


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    Steve Miliband says:

    Open borders to allow in client state voters

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Everyone knows that the Unions created the Labour Party and have always bankrolled them. They even have direct input to their manifestos for god’s sake!

    As far as Liebour’s friends at the BBC and the media (mostly members of the NUJ) are concerned, this has always been the relationship and is therefore exceptable and is to be applauded.

    Most of the electorate are too dumb or badly informed to work out that Labour bankcrupted the economy by hosing money at the public sector, partly to enable the unions to increase their membership numbers (as 70% of union members are in public sector) and hence subscriptions. This of course led to increases in Union donations to the Labour Party as well as the laundering of the Trade Union modernisation fund into Labour’s pockets.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Ok, If the Labour party are the party of the unions and public sector, what party represents the taxpayer?

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    Engineer says:

    People are losing their jobs because there’s too much debt in Western economies. In Britain specifically, too much personal debt caused by a relaxation of credit in the late 1990s. Too much bank debt caused by a relaxation of regulation in the late 1990s. Too much sovereign debt caused by excessive government borrowing and spending.

    Does anybody see a common factor, here?

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    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    The Labour Party is the political wing of the trade union movement, just as Sinn Fein is the political wing of the Provisional IRA. Neither exists except to further the aims of their parent body, though the IRA probably did less damage to the British economy over the years than the trade unions did, and continue to do.

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    Wayne Kerr says:

    Yep, follow the money and you just get dizzy going round in circles

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    Engineer says:

    Not quite.

    In politics, paying for legislation is called ‘corruption’. That’s why ‘cash for questions’ was a scandal. That’s why the Bernie Ecclestone affair was a scandal. That’s why the overt consultation of a political party’s paymasters over legislation is a scandal.

    This may be a fairly minor incident (hard to tell with such arcane technical matters – it may be very significant). But it sets a pattern – what next? Levels of public sector budgets? Influence over the placing of defence contracts for aircraft carriers in particular constituencies?

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    Franklin Roosevelt says:

    I turned the US into a semi-socialist welfare state and signed into law a shipload of pro-union legislation, but even I opposed governmental employee unions on the theory that (1) they weren’t necessary (2) the “cost to consumers” of higher wages and lower productivity would be borne by taxpayers, who would end up voting Republican once the situation would get out of hand.

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    Loungelizard says:

    The Labour Party exists solely to increase my blood pressure to a dangerous level.

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    Wayne Kerr says:

    UKIP if you want too

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Hang on!!!!!

    Is this not the same as as the Fox?werrity scandal?

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    NeverRed says:

    How much of this £1,545,987.02 contribution to labour is stolen from the taxpayers who detest everything about labour through Pilgrims and Trade Union Modernisation Fund ???????????

  48. 48
    Tessa Tickles says:

    And Chuka Umunna.

    And Harman. And Cooper.

  49. 49
    Derek Draper says:

    Debt is not a problem.

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    nightwatch says:

    Well done – Pork-Barrel Politics exposed by sinister Sadiq, who has neither the wit or wisdom to disguise his corruption.

    With Miliband firmly in the pocket of the unions, his support for the forthcoming
    public sector strikes will be interesting to observe.

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    albacore says:

    Just one question, Fawkes.
    What will the Tories and LibDems do about it?
    Perchance the same thing that they always do, do you reckon, while they gleefully contemplate half-inching another three quid from the taxpayer for every vote cast?

  52. 52
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Doubling the rate of income tax for the lowest-paid workers.

  53. 53
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Selling half the nation’s gold at the bottom of the market.

    And pre-announcing the sale.

  54. 54
    BBC Press Office says:

    We have no time to invest in this story – we are too busy trying to fit up (sorry – investigate) Theresa May

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    Terrible But True says:

    It takes a lot to be deemed (if by themselves) the most trusted national treasure spokesperson of the nation, and discretion is paramount.

    Ask other great world leaders to Miliband E. such as M. Sarkozy & Pres.O.

    Mes amis… our lips… are sealed!

    Now, where is Mr. Watson when you need him across the airwaves again. Cuts, cuts! Murdoch! Murdoch!

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    You plonker. It’s common practice for vested interest opinions to be aired at the committee stage of any bill. If amendments are proposed by Labour, they will have to be approved by the committee and then the report stage will see them reviewed and a vote will take place.

    Don’t you understand the legislative process?

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    One would have said the Conservative Party, but with Dave about to piss-away £34,000,000,000,000 of taxpayers’ money on the HS2 rail link that only he and his chums in the construction industry want, I’d have to go with UKIP, too.

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    Engineer says:

    Thank goodness for that. This whole Euro crisis thing will just evaporate in a puff of smoke, taxes can be cut, the country isn’t skint and we can all live happily ever after.

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    Fish says:

    Meanwhile back in its own charter compliant way – with its own creative definition of impartiality – the BBC have set out on a fishing exercise, encouraging Civil Servants to break their obligations of confidentiality.

    They ask, ‘Do you work for the UK Border and Immigration Agency? Have you been asked to reduce checks on foreign nationals to cut queues? Have cutbacks and increased workloads affected your job? You may speak with the BBC anonymously.’

    No agenda there then.

    Who do the BBC they think they are? No doubt every malcontent and PCS official will be banging on their door and the BBC pleased to fire the bullets that they are provided with – even the blanks.

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    A muslim on the fiddle? Whatever next.

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    A chav parasite (Labour's core voter) says:

    And 2 giv me benefit muneeee! Innit.

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    Cynic says:


    Who shall we refer it to?

    The Standards Commissioner or the Met?

  63. 63
    Tessa Tickles says:

    The totally incompetent Theresa May is quite capable of fitting herself up.

    Has she been sacked yet? If not, why not?

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    School for scoundrels says:

    Shadow Justice team.. Weren’t they on Futurama? Cluberella and Captain Yesterday and all that? Anyway, string em up!

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    Sorry. Not really up with things since I departed these shores. What does GMB stand for? The only thing I can think of is Grab My Bollocks?

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    Eee Uuu Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    Nothing new here the Unions have always run Labour.

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    Eee Uuu Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    How do you know? Gordon may have been on his pet Pig.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Gang of Mastabating Barstards?

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    I do whatever the unionth tell me.

    Communithm ith fun.

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    Wayne Kerr says:

    Not the same though.

    Labour were formed by the unions to represent them and their members in parliament.

    How can you claim it’s corrupt to consult them on policy??

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    Engineer says:

    Grumbling Mendacious Bolsheviks

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    Nodrog Nworb says:

    Toooooo many 00000000000000000000000000000’s

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    Engineer says:

    It’s not a consultation on policy, though. It’s asking for instruction on how to vote.

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    The 12th Imam says:

    “Pork-Barrel” politics in connexion with a man named Sadiq Khan? You are obviously blaspheming, you sacrilegious infidel, and we shall have no alternative but to apply sharia law and decapitate you.

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    Anonymous says:

    Same as Tories but more people benefit from this. Tories for 1% and Labour for 20%. The rests haven’t got a say.

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    kleegish says:

    What it DOESN’T stand for is Give Me a Break…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

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    Anonymous says:

    “one of Labour’s biggest donors is being directly consulted on legislation which affects their vested interests”

    Ha ha ha – you’re so funny Guido. It’s the way you tell ‘em.

    So much better not to let anyone know about these things, the way your tory boys do it.

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    Why 100,000 every day? says:

    Around 100,000 foreign nationals enter Britain every day. If the rules were relaxed for half of all shifts, it is likely that up to five million foreign nationals entered the UK while the weaker rules were in operation.

    Read more:

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    Ali Babar and the forty Labour ministers says:

    Looking shifty.

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    I don't need no doctor. says:

    Sadiq Khan must resign.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Well I googled it. Boilermakers. I bet you didn’t leave the UK so long ago that large numbers of people were still making boilers.

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    Ed Balls says:

    So what?

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    Wayne Kerr says:

    Same thing Engineer.

    Clearly there isn’t concise agreed opinion on every policy issue.

    This one is abscure so there is a need to consult to clarify/unify opinion.

    Whichever way you look at it, Labour is The Unions parliamentary arm and therefore must carry out the policy of the unions first.

    The public are never consulted, by any party.

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    B.S. Slinger, official spokesperson for all matters Legislative Asst. says:

    Before bills come to the floor, each side tries to stick their own little clauses in so as to satisfy their constituencies in both the electoral and metaphorical senses of the word. Government says to Opposition we won’t object to X if you don’t object to Y. This practice is called “log-rolling.” Of course, by the time the bill passes it resembles bog-roll more than log-roll.

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    Jimmy says:

    Workers being consulted over their pensions? Outrageous! Thank heaven there’s a government which doesn’t go in for this mollycoddling.

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    Empty Pockets says:

    Could never afford a ticket to use it anyway. Have you seen rail ticket prices recently?

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    will says:

    Sadiq is my MP, you should look at the way my previous MP of 20 years tom Cox got deselected by his cronies who joined the labour party. Very shady.

    He also sucks up to various factions in tooting, but not if you are white.

    He also helped to veto a housing development of 400 homes off burnwood lane, for low cost housing.

    Hopefully if the tories get thier act together next time thye can overturn his ever decreasing majority

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “outside metropolitan circles”

    I can assure Guido that people in the countryside and small towns throughout the country, shag.

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    I don't need no doctor. says:

    The BBC have really got it in for Teresa May. What about the Miliband family tax evasion issue?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Replying to your name, rather than your comment:

    To take a photo of big ben.

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    Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

    And we hold up our parliamentary system as the model of democracy. Assad, Ahmadinejad, Netanyahu and Kim Jong Il must be impressed.

    As a member of the public, I can virtually guarantee that John Lyon, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and John Bercow will do fuck all about this outrage.

    Nothing to see here, move along

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    Anonymous says:

    They all look the same to me.

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    EdButLookBalls says:

    James Murdoch is second item on BBC WatO, I switched off, feckin’ cnuts!!

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    Selohesra says:

    I think you will find that come the next election the BBC will be in overdrive promoting Labour so that all those floaters who dont know what they beleive will think that voting Labour is the answer.

    Dave needs to do something about it now if he is to stand a chance

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    cheche says:

    of course they have. What they dont say is that the immigration officers went on a go slow. Like the police not responding to the riots and wait for NHS staff to let people die in the next flu out break

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    Snake Oil and other remedies says:

    Telling us that “Things could only get better !”…..failing to add that they meant for them not the country

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Truscott and Foulkes were selling amendments to legislation in the HoL. No criminal charge were ever laid. A national disgrace.

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    Anonymous says:

    How can it become worse than Labour?

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    Engineer says:

    Let’s turn it the other way.

    Suppose a Union felt that a strike was justifiable over a dispute. They’ve balloted their members and have a majority in favour. Would it be acceptable for the General Secretary to then contact the parliamentary Labour Party to ask when would be to the party’s best political advantage to hold that strike?

    General consultation on policy between political parties and interested groups (TUC, CBI, whoever) is fine. However, asking the unions how a vote should be whipped is not. What would be the reaction if it emerged that the Conservatives had been consulting the CBI on how to vote on the same measure?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

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    The eyes have it...... says:

    She was asked that question by David Winnick and whether she took responisbility and had considered resigning ??…she replied with a winsome smile although her eyes were in full “Caligula mode” a la “Thatcher ….”Mr Winnick…. I take responsbility for MY decisions…..!! as she stared at a blinking Mr Winnick….even the oleaginous Mr Vaz shuddered…………

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    Engineer says:

    People still make boilers (and maintain them). ‘Boilermaker’ basically means ‘welder’ these days.

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    Smig says:

    If legislators decide what is bought and sold the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

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    t says:

    They should have been planning how to tackle national broadcaster bias before the election, it’s been so blatant for so long.

    Boundary change is only a small factor in comparison.

    They really are amateur on professional wages

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    Anonymous says:

    Newsnight devoted most of last night to the Murdoch hacking story yet again, with the ever present permatanned Tom Watson.

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    Tax Payer says:

    “Would it be acceptable for the General Secretary to then contact the parliamentary Labour Party to ask when would be to the party’s best political advantage to hold that strike?”

    I would say that that is exactly what happens.

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    The Engineer's Thumb says:

    Is this a crazy idea or not? How about every registered political party can only be funded by individuals based on a fraction of average individual income per annum? And that fraction should equate to something like a £30 limit per person per year.

    If they have popular support then they can pay for their thinktanks, wonks and policy research from that.

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    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    I ever got the chance to name a Road, I’d call it ‘Skin Road’

    Just so I could laugh at the people at number 4.

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    albatross says:

    None so blind as those who crossed the sea.
    Boilermakers eh?

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    Anonymous says:

    There once was an MP called Khan,
    A proud GMB union man,
    Seeking cash for influence
    Shows reckless imprudence
    Deserving a trip inside a police van.

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    anon says:

    Cruel but true

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    American Pie says:

    I worked for Mrs Thatcher. I saw Mrs Thatcher close up. Mrs May, you are no Mrs Thatcher.

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    Voice of Reason says:

    GMB – Greedy Mendacious Bastards

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    What a plonker. says:

    Sadiq Khan is one of the biggest slimeballs in the Labour shadow cabinet ..
    don,t mention postal voting or kickbacks from the GMB union .

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    Marmite says:

    Human Rights Act. [Slot gob is a Human Rights Lawyer and BLiar wanted to make sure she earned a shed load of money] – the b.a.s.t.a.r.d.

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    American Pie says:

    Needs work

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    Loungelizard says:

    Hear about the dyslexic union official who turned up at a meeting wearing his cat flap.

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    Anonymous says:

    Indeed so. And that government was, as we all know, Labour. After all, Brown didn’t bother consulting with those workers about their pensions before he raided their funds back in 1997, did he?

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    Ctesibius says:


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    The Engineer's Thumb says:

    Not to forget Labour’s introduction of the “Parliamentary Member’s Communication Allowance”, that is as blatant as it gets. I remember when I first received a glossy pamphlet with my local Labour MPs’ face leering out at me on the front cover.

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    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    A “boilermaker” is a beer with a whisky chaser. I thought everyone knew that. Trebles all round!

  124. 124
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    There are no enemies on the left. I think you’ll find that on page one of the BBC Charter.

  125. 125
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    This from a man who lives on Bourneville Boulevard.

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    The Engineer's Hammer says:

    Just restrict all funding to flatrate membership fees. You wally.

  127. 127
    Issy Troughing MP says:

    Got Miliband and Balls.

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    The Daily Wank says:

    votes for homes aka shirley poerter

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Why should she fvcking resign when it was that Labour stooge Brodie who took the the decison on his own without telling May, to let non-EU nationals through without checks?
    Brodie most likely contrived this to screw the Conservatives on immigration.
    He knows he’ll get a fat pay-off and will probably get nominated for a peerage by his Labour masters.

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    Man makes organisations of all types. If they do not fail, then they grow and grow and grow. They acquire a life and direction of their own, This is often in a different direction to what they were formed for. Then they become predators and absorb other such organisations, many of them which are themselves predators. They reach a size that competition becomes quite ruthless in getting to the upper reaches of them. It invariably entails doing things directly contrary to their fundamental aims, as they have evolved.

    It happens to companies, governments and unions. It happened with the GMB which I have been aware of since my childhood, firstly as the NUGMW, the GMBATU and finally as the GMB.

    Now let us look at their record:
    The Amalgamated Textile Workers – what happened to their work? It all went to India and China.
    United Society of Boilermakers – it went to China, Japan, Korea and Poland
    London Clothiers Cutters – ha ha, don’t make me laugh. I used to finance gown vans by the thousand in the Mile End Road and in Leicester – all gone to the far east
    The Alliance Cabinet Makers – oops

    I could carry on but maybe you will see the point. I may have gone overseas but only after all the jobs that these unions were supposed to represent had already done so themselves. What a decline this mighty institution has presided over.

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    Jimmy says:

    As this “raid” was purely a figment of (let’s call it) the imagination of the nuttier breed of right wing hack, then it was considered unnecessary.

  132. 132
    Mustafa Bribe says:

    Sadiq Khan is the greatest parliamentarian ever. Anyone who says different has never received a brown envelope

  133. 133
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Agreed, hanging leaves no room for appeals. Just have a nice 99 year “life” sentence with no parole on some bleak island somewhere where the murderers and other lifers have to earn their keep and also repay society. Justice, retribution and restitution without having the criminal’s blood on your conscience.

  134. 134
    CuttingEdge says:

    It can’t. And if perchance it does? The shit the country is in (and will certainly get worse) is not because of the incumbents, but because of the loon Broon holding the purse strings wide open from 2003 onwards, ably supported by the likes of Sadiq Khant (pronounced hoon) – in fact all of those on that pestilent opposition front bench.

    Thus endeth the sermon – lest we all forget…

  135. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Bit like the Duchy I suppose.

  136. 136
    CuttingEdge says:

    Someone who gets it.

    This EU transaction tax (to go into the coffers of the EU who cant be audited and we all know why) would by some estimates raise 80% of its revenue in the City. +£50billion sucked out of the UK and straight into those incompetent wankers’ greedy mits. Before the City, as you rightly say, heads East. Methinks Mr Osborne better start showing he has some balls and tell them to go suck Rumpy’s dick.

    This country produces fuck all (relative to Germany etc), Plenty of innovators but its rare for the product to be manufactured in the UK. The the one thing we have an advantage with is finance (more so than ever now with the € going tits up).

    Point being, look after the finance guys because they are bringing in the big bucks to the Treasury.

    Idea: Bring in the tax on one condition – that Germany is hit with a 50% luxury tax on all BMW Merc Audi VW Porsche etc sold within the EU – because anyone buying that level of motor aint struggling. Kinda balances it out, dont you think?

  137. 137
    Cobblers says:

    This is amusing for MiniMilli’s death stares. Mean.

  138. 138
    M says:

    Labour hurt the country because they are run by mafia unions interested in their own greed by Opperating the sock puppet that is a labour mp

  139. 139
    M says:

    Those that can run a business do
    Those that can’t join a union

  140. 140
    Ed Miliband says:

    He who pays the piper picks the tune.

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