February 7th, 2012

Labour HQ Move Spin Unravels

When Labour announced that they were moving their HQ from 39 Victoria Street, they spun that it was in order to bring the party machine closer to the Leader of the Opposition’s operation in Parliament. Well that line has fallen apart pretty quickly with the announcement that they are moving barely a couple of hundred metres. In the opposite direction.

Given that the only result on GoogleMaps for “Brewers Green”, where the Labour NEC say the new offices are, is even further from Parliament, Guido is going to believe his Labour drinking companion the other night who claimed the only reason for the move was because the party could not afford the rent in their current location.

What’s that line about organisation and breweries? 


  1. 1
    Bongler says:

    Brewers Droop more like.

  2. 2
    Init? says:

    Now we will see if they can sort out a piss up in a etc…..

  3. 3
    The world according to Google says:

    Not going to end well.

  4. 4
    purpleline says:

    Brewers Green in the heart of the New Russian Quarter of London

  5. 5
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Labour austerity has gone too far, too quick!

  6. 6
    meme says:

    labour (liebore) spin still winning the argument….

    bonus stopped – so tax revenue down – so recovery slower….. adds to labour gains

    High unemployment, high imigration – labour legacies – but tories dont mention this – just the pain they have to inflict – not way or who caused it

    governments get 1 term or 3 – and dont see tories looking good for 2-3 at present.

    Labours lost generation – kids with insufficient training

    no manufactuing recovery – labours fault

    etc etc etc

  7. 7
    AC1 says:

    Labour should just borrow more!

  8. 8
    AC1 says:

    Maybe sell the labour of Labour MPs children to stimulate the party?

  9. 9

    Erm… the spin is indeed bullsh*t but neither of you are right.

    The move is taking place because 39 Victoria Street is being redeveloped:



  10. 10
    AC1 says:

    >bonus stopped – so tax revenue down – so recovery slower….. adds to labour gains

    I think you need to check your logic.

    Higher tax takes and economic recovery are mutually exclusive (with the current tax system based on punishing work).

  11. 11
    bring back Maggie NOW!!! says:

    they have even run out of their own money, must be bad

  12. 12
    Glyn H says:

    Why don’t they move into a corner of reception in one of their paymaster union headquarters?

  13. 13
    Tachybaptus says:

    Or brewer’s grains, used as an animal feed.

  14. 14
    ibm says:

    Why not move to albert embankment – overlooking the Tories, and replicating their position in parliament. it’s probably cheaper as well – south of the river/east of westminster.

  15. 15
    Steve Miliband says:

    The should move into a virtual office, they seem to live in some sort of virtual world of their own

  16. 16
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Cant Pay the RENT. Why dont they Rent out the Back Passage that will help, being that they are all a bunch of RENT BOYS.

  17. 17
    Spotted Dick says:

    Well spotted, Dick (Tracey)

  18. 18
  19. 19
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    When I lived in London they used to call it Brewers Droop not Brewers Green.

  20. 20
    Dave says:

    At least they will be able to get pissed in Davy’s Tapster.

  21. 21
    Bob-a-Job week says:

    Put the Eagle girls out on the street. Grotty Totty.

  22. 22
    Thomas Fook It says:

    Unite and Unison have suitable and underused property. Otherwise outsource to India.

  23. 23
    The ghost of Michael Foot says:

    When did we move from Transport House ?

  24. 24
    The ghost of Michael Foot says:

    Green is the colour it turns if not used enough.

  25. 25
    digger says:

    the tories are hopless at getting the truth across, I mean they sound almost socialist
    they leave it to liebour, the beeb etc to fill in the void

  26. 26
    Been there, done that, couldn't afford the tee shirt says:

    “I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation”
    Gauis Petronius, AD66.

    Says it all.

  27. 27
    Rh- says:

    MY GODS! Labour are working to a budget! What a breakthrough that must have been…
    “Comrades, we cant afford the current rent on our income so we’re going to move somewhere cheaper.”
    Why oh why couldnt they have worked this out 8 years ago before they spunked the next 20years of tax revenue up a benefits/immigrants/olympics wall?

  28. 28
    Really? says:

    Because the best pitches are already taken by ex-squaddies whose reintegration into civil society has been affected by complex problems, such as PTSD.

    Blair’s party would not be kindly received on those benches.

    They have neither dignity nor shame.

  29. 29
    meme says:

    no my logic fine – you seem to have forgotten the deficit needs to be paid… ? if it does not come from taxes where will it come from…

    and please dont tweet back – growth….. ;)

    we know its a long hard slog from the leibore depths to the green hills of even weak growth……

  30. 30
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    I think Guido already cracked that gag.

  31. 31
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Who is going to send them the first winding up order ???

  32. 32
    Jethro's pedantic brother. says:

    9 N.J. Wouldn’t it be better syntax either to write ‘both[of you] are wrong’, or neither [of you] is right’?

  33. 33
    Jethro says:

    19 That’s not a beer-belly: that’s Brewer’s Goitre. I’m a martyr to it.

  34. 34
    Ivan Agenda says:

    Labour learning to control spending?
    Pull the other one. Bet they claim more travel expenses on this move.

  35. 35
    Madame Defarge says:

    Why did they turn left – just before the Control Centre (see map)

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