December 5th, 2011

Questions Mount Up for Andy “Bung” Burnham

Oh this just keeps getting better and better. Labour sources get in touch to point out that Kevin Lee has recently, and very quietly, been appointed Andy Burnham’s Political Adviser. That’s right, a man with business interests in health is crafting lines for Labour like “NHS not for sale”. Almost vintage Labour irony… 

As one insider dryly observed: “Burnham gives well paid job without interview to mate who he owes £20,000″. Does that smell odd to anyone else? So Andy…

  • Where was the job advertised?
  • How many people were interviewed for it?
  • Why was the job given to Mr Lee?
  • What assurances were sought regarding Mr Lee’s private interests in the NHS?
  • Why has Mr Lee not declared that he owes you £21,000 in the Register of Members’ Staff Interests?
  • When are you going to pay your adviser back the £21,000 you owe him?

Answers on a inappropriate business card…


107 Comments

  1. 1
    smugger says:

    we have got billy

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    • 9
      The BBC says:

      It’s only sleazy and inappropriate when the Tories do it. Labour shadow cabinet members are clearly beyond reproach.

      No story here.

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      • 17
        Tony Bliar is a CUNT..... says:

        Keep up the good work Guido…….

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      • 43
        Lord Leveson says:

        Alistair Campbell owes me more than that for “persuading” me not to call Guido after all.

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        • 100
          David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Corruption pervades every corner of Westminster. Look at Blair he is now making a fortune from his wrong deeds. The man should be investigated, charged and jailed. Campbell was not asked about his involvement with Dr Kelly’s death or hounding by the media that the government created. Another sham inquiry. We are in austerity can’t someone stop these ill conceived wastes?

          Where is cocaine boy George when you need him??

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      • 88
        Iloathlefties says:

        It certainly won’t be reported on the BBC!! Labour are always at it. They have this perverted view of condescending rightiousness and deserving. Bastards!!

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    • 59
      Anonymous says:

      That 5th bullet point contradicts the 6th. It says that Andy owes Lee the dosh. English is quite a good language for clarity of meaning if used properly.

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    • 61
      Cronyism and Nepotism incorporated says:

      Same old Labour, same old sleaze.

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    • 84
      fishy says:

      And another question for this lightweight…

      How many people did you kill in Stafford?

      Oh, and also, why are all your Labour ‘friends’ deserting you?

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      • 94
        A Labour reply you will never see or hear. says:

        We were caught out on this matter of sleaze and corruption and so made a fast decision to employ Lee without considering all of the consequences of this act.
        We will stay up all night considering how to cover our backsides on this.

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

    Go get him Neo Guido!!!!!!

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  3. 3
    They are all the same says:

    The wisteria in Chipping Norton needs trimming again.
    Bung it on expenses dear.

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  4. 5
    nellnewman says:

    Hmmm. What was it militwit said when they made him leader about transparency and squeaky clean?

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  5. 6
    Janet Streetwise Porter says:

    “•Why has Mr Lee not declared that he owes you £21,000 in the Register of Members’ Staff Interests?”

    I fancy a bit of proof reading went astray here!!!!

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    • 37
      Adam Werrity says:

      Poof reading seems more likely. trust me I know. All MPs are at it.

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      • 99
        Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        For god’s sake don’t ask me where the money came from for my 2 new cars, The Beckham Range Rover and the new Mini cooper SUV. About £150,000 in all. Thanks Vlad and the Portsmouth boys.

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  6. 7
    Evil Landlord says:

    “Ah almost Labour vintage irony… ” did you mean to say “Ah almost vintage Labour irony… ” ?

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  7. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Burnham is toast

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    • 25
      What a plonker. says:

      They just cannot help it .Labour are just a pack of hypocritical
      money grabbing bastards ,

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      • 35
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Not only that. Guido is getting the shit from members from one or several of Labour’s tribes. Ferrets in a sack! Don’t you adore it?

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    • 107
      Anonymous says:

      Hes a sanctimonious little man, maybe now we wont have to listen to his faux Liverpool accent !

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  8. 10
    A Turd says:

    Burnham is toast

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  9. 12
    Martin Keegan says:

    Another question for Burnham: when you were a Home Office minister and were asked whether rape victims biometric details could be removed from the National Identity Register to protect them from being found if the perpetrator could bribe a copper to look them up, why did you say no? Because you’re pro-rape?

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    • 65
      Maximus says:

      The little shit was evidently petrified of the ACPO gang. In the same way as was Five Bellies. After all what’s having three or four Plods mount a 24/7 surveillance operation to see where our nice Minister goes?

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  10. 13
    50 Calibre says:

    It’s pretty well always sex that catches the Tories out, but with the Socialists it’s always money, money, money.

    Nothing changes…

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    • 15
      nellnewman says:

      Yes except during their 13 years in power they had their fair share of sex scandals as well.

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    • 22
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Prescott, Cook, Blunkett, Griffiths – there were plenty of shaggers in NuLab as well.

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      • 27
        Mr Slater's Parrot says:

        SKREEEWWWTT!!! (blink) (shudder) (sway) MINDBLEACH!! (peanut) (cuttle)

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      • 32
        Geoff, England says:

        Some of the least shaggable ‘people’ ever seen on the planet. It’s amazing what political office can do for you.

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        • 79
          Dan says:

          Saw Jackie Smith on TV a few nights ago, without the benefit of ministerial makeup artists. I kid you not, I actually felt a quantity of sick, rising in my throat, just caught myself in time.

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      • 53
        Lord Stansted says:

        But they weren’t very good at shagging.

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    • 31

      Being a wealth creator means that for at least some of the time you have to work at things other than sex. They often get behind on sex. When they make enough money then they can, and often do, pursue sex.

      If you are a socialist, then mostly you do not create wealth so you can spend much more time pursuing sex but then need to cheat to pay for it. They often get behind on money. Therefore they become obsessed by it.

      I have been looking at creating my own “third way”.

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      • 39
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Ask Billy – he’s dedicated to the third way :)

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      • 73
        Maximus says:

        Cat, there is only one known way of creating wealth while pursuing sex (apart, this is, from working as a politician). Like making your own tipple, if you try it in an enterprising way, the cartels will be on you like a pile of bricks.

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    • 64
      Just Another Elephant In the Parlour, don't worry says:

      @ 50 Calibre

      Campbell thread, comment 190 at 4:16 PM

      First!

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  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

    will his wife leave him, as she nearly did over his expenses!!!

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  12. 18
    Observer says:

    Perhaps Andrew Rosenfeld could step in with a cheque to clear the debt? You can’t do too much for a good party.

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  13. 23
    Crazy Red Ed of North London says:

    “I find this short of thing absolutely despicable and disgusting and he should apologise without delay. (Can anyone tell me what it’s all about? Is it Clarkson again? Andy who?)”

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  14. 25
    What everyone else is thinking says:

    Fuck off then you tedious bore.

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  15. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    >Thinks he9Burnham) should go and sit on the naughty step for 10 mins .

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  16. 33
    BBC Snewsdesk says:

    Is this the same as Werrity and Fox?
    And does it concern Conservative MPs and Spads?

    if not, we’re not interested.

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  17. 36
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Kev ‘whats innit for me’ Lee?

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  18. 38
    Tinribs says:

    Hairy clams!

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  19. 46
    Oldrightie says:

    When Liebour politicians make the Cobbleition look good we know we’re in the shit!

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  20. 47
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    More Tory sleaze!! Burnham is an tory inne?

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  21. 52
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I love smoking shit. Although my breath would smell fresher if i instead smoked weed.

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  22. 55
    Anonymous says:

    In affairs like this it is the amounts of money that always amaze me. How the hell do you end up owing somebody £20k? They live in a different world. I

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    • 67
      The Paragnostic says:

      More to the point, how do you spend 20K on an election for leader of the 6th form debating club? Must have been a hell of a party.

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    • 71
      Ron Kray says:

      How the hell do you end up owing someone 20,000 quid?

      In our old line of work, it usually happened from borrowing 10,000 quid.

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      • 87
        HenryV says:

        With money skills like that you should apply to be the EU’s UK Gauleiter when we join the Mark, sorry Euro in 2016.

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        • 92
          Ron Kray says:

          Once more unto the breach. And to the knees. And to the ribs. And to the skull. That’s the way Reg and I done it, Your Majesty. But we’re not all that sure we want to work for some poncy little frog and some kraut cow who looks like she’s always that time of month even at her age; you might want to make it worth our while, wouldn’t you, Your Majesty? Like a fifty-fifty split of the dosh we collect?

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          • HenryV says:

            After Friday I can offer you a nice seaside property in the Med’ for next to nothing. Google Greece and drop one of those e-scrolls if you like it.

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  23. 58
    Nonanimouse says:

    Witchhunt!

    Burnham at the stake!

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  24. 60
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bung it to me Burnham.

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  25. 66
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Burnham went to far and too fast.

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  26. 68
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Andrew Burnham, MRSA.

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  27. 72
    nightwatch says:

    Oh Andy, this is beginning to look inept enough to be corrupt.

    Real northern lad had better watch his back as his Labour muckers, shop-him.

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  28. 74
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    My boyfriend came back from town this morning and told me that his new Doctor wasn’t very sympathetic. I asked him what his name was and he replied ‘Dr. Abdul Hak Kusabi.’ I laughed and said, ‘well there you go then love, would YOU be sympathetic to anyone if you had a fucking hook for a hand?’

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  29. 75
    James says:

    “Labour sources get in touch to point out…”

    Surely this demands the use of the ‘ferrets in a sack’ image?

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  30. 76
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    • 82
      BillyBob... says:

      UKIP have a point….. Farage is a legend !

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    • 105
      Storms gather in the South Atlantic says:

      They say trouble comes in legions…whilst “Dave” is looking towards Europe things are starting to kick off in the South Atlantic ahead of the Thirtieth Abnniversary of their Liberation in 1982..Argentina’s Navy is flexing it’s muscles and boarding vessels operating under British licence….if “Dave” loses the Falklands on his watch especially ahead of the 30th Anniversary of the War …..he’ll think the crisis over the Eurozone is a child’s tea party compared to the shit-storm that will engulf him if that ever happens….he and his government would be finished and he would be forever remembered as the PM who lost the Falklands..it almost finished Mrs T in 1982 and it would definitely finish him as he has very few friends within his party….perhaps Cameron may start to rgret scrapping those aircraft carriers and harriers ??

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070266/Argentina-boards-Spanish-fishing-vessels-Falkland-Islands.html

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  31. 77
    no scream cream says:

    that Brazillian still hurting no doubt?

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  32. 78
    mark says:

    Burnham’s got form here. his time as health secretary wouldn’t hold up under much scrutiny.

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  33. 80
    BillyBob... says:

    Chop off ‘is knob, the knob !!

    Same old labour, same old lies !!

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  34. 86
    Mark Oaten says:

    Were does Andy Burnham get his mascara from? He looks positively dishy wearing it.

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  35. 93
    Bristler says:

    Tory whinging wankers….

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  36. 97
    geekparent says:

    You know, when I’m trying to earn an honest £ in my own enterprise and finding it hard to make headway in these difficult times, it really pisses me off that these leeches suck at the public blood supply. I’M PAYING FOR THEM.

    Guido, et al, heavens sake keep it up…

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