March 15th, 2012

Labour Staffers Call in the Unions in Row with Leadership
Anger Growing at Former Goldman Sachs Adviser’s Actions

The row over the Labour Party’s internal restructuring is growing. Guido understands that Labour HQ staffers have gone to union arbitrators from the GMB as their dispute over the appointment of the new Executive Directors continues. Given that the party managed to overspend by £1.7m last year, a strike might just save them a bit of cash…

Chief of Staff Tim Livesey is said to be in despair at “what an amateur operation the whole thing is…”. In an attempt to take the heat out of the ongoing battle he has told staff that, from now onwards, all appointments will be advertised internally, though that current employees should not hold their breath for selection.

Sir Charles Allen, who is overseeing the transition that will squeeze the National Executive Committee and other elected officials out is, Labour always emphasise, a former chairman of ITV. What the Labour Party are less keen to mention is that he is also a former Senior Private Equity Advisor at Goldman Sachs. Given Goldman’s are back in the headlines after one of their execs spectacularly quit and told the New York Times that they think their clients are Muppets, it’s no wonder one Labour insider said Allen is “treating HQ like muppets…” Well it’s a step up from ferrets…


  1. 1
    Hee Hee says:

    Ferrits in the sack.

    *grabs popcorm*

  2. 2
    Lenny says:

    Delicious. Labour withdraw their labour

  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    Why didn’t they strike when Gordon was ‘elected’

  4. 4
    NBeale says:

    Good moment to cap all donations and loans (from individuals, companies or other bodies like Unions) at £50k pa. This would deprive the Unions of their gross undue influence of Labour, and ensure that its finances were on a sustainable basis. With the Short money they should be able to avoid bankruptcy – just…

  5. 5
    anno domini says:

    New operating system required at HQ methinks

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    Showbizforugly people says:

    i think Dave may have even taken Barack Obama’s dick out of his mouth long enough to spew some platitudes about his “strength, moral authority and vision”

    Good work Dave, heir to Blair toadying skills in full effect.

    • 10
      Anonymous says:

      Brown will be spewing with envy.

      • 12
        Gordo McRuin (MP in absentia) says:

        Why the fuck didn’t I get to go in Airforce One?

        All I got was being driven around in a golf cart by that c unt Bush Jr.

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        My comment is awaiting moderation says:

        I think Gordon has some region 1 DVDs for sale if you’re interested.

        • 51
          Ivor Tapeworm says:

          It’s a shame really.

          Gordon probably rushed home to put the Teletubby DVDs on his gramophone, only to find that they didn’t work.

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    20/20 Hindsight says:

    The slow death of the Labour Party continues, first as comedy then as farce

    If only it could have happened before that T.Blair conman ruined our great nation

    Too late, too late

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      My comment is awaiting moderation says:

      UK electorate far too gullible I’m afraid.
      Things can only get better!

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      Old Labour = Real Labour. says:

      The Labour Party died a long long time ago. There’s no way the Party of the Working British Man would have Harriet bloody Harman, dodgy Nigeri@n tax-dodging imm!grant Chukka Umunna or other assorted Notting Hill champagne socialists in its ranks. These creatures are just bacteria, feasting on Labour’s corpse.

      • 53
        joescotus says:

        + plus plenty

      • 54
        joescotus says:

        + plus plenty more

      • 58
        Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

        They have mutated. Same thing happened in Canada (not called Labour, called NDP, but exactly the same mindset). Getting few votes from blue-collar workers these days. They have imported bazillions of voters. Diversity = vote whoring.

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    guilty says:

    So, at what time is the BBC going live to Liverpool so the city can finally admit its own supporters caused the disaster?

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    Your Effing Blog is Broken says:

    Can’t post just be entering name. You get…

    “You must be logged in to comment with that email address.)”

    See this…

    To work around just put in any email address (doesn’t have to be genuine as long as the domain exists).

    WordPress sucks balls.

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Or guido’s staff are henson-creatures.

      • 19
        Your Effing Blog is Broken says:

        No it’s WordPress. It’s a fundamental change to all WP hosted sites that they didn’t bother announcing and don’t look likely to reverse.

        It’s about time Guido got his own server instead relying on a free WP hosted blog.

        The phrase ‘cheapskate’ comes to mind.

        • 28
          Tachybaptus says:

          Thanks for the information. I thought the Stasi had tracked me down, but it looks as if I might have a few days yet.

          The comments form still says that giving your name, email and website are ‘optional’, which of course is no longer true. And, of course, the message itself is wrong: I was logged in to WordPress when I sent the comment that got blocked. So we are drowning in a tide of stupidity.

          Was about to start a blog of my own, on another subject and of no interest to people here. And I had been thinking of using WordPress. Now I shall use a different host.

          • Your Effing Blog is Broken says:

            Yes not only did they make a change but they royally cocked it up so it doesn’t work as intended.

            I would have suggested but that’s now part of Google’s Evil Empire(tm)

            WordPress isn’t too bad if you can install it on your own server. It is about as secure as a paper bag full of wet shit though.

          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            Oh dear.
            I’d best keep my krugerands somewhere else then.

          • From a poxy proxy says:

            This is posted using a proxy address

    • 27
      taC eht abbaJ says:

      Thin edge of the wedge…

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      Some Geezer wot's been getting that message too says:

      I tried to post a reply in another thread and got that screen. (I thought it was an attempt by our Guido to cut down on a lot of the O/T back-and-forth.) I’m going to enter Guido’s e-mail address in the E-mail line and see what happens.

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      Hope this works says:

      Thanks for your help :)

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    nellnewman says:

    When an organisation falls apart, as the labour organisation is now doing, the cause is always the failing leadership of the head.

    I’m sorry but militwit really couldn’t head up a kids TeaParty.

    Labour will just continue to decline whilst he is leader.

  12. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a Betamax tape.

  13. 17
    Gordon Brown is a cock says:

    This site has gone to shit. Now you can’t post without entering an email address?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Much as I hate the furry faced, googly eyed, stick-operated-hand gits, with their nasal new york accents, I’m sure some of them would be much better investment decisions than your average human.

    Althouh Elmo’s buy to let property empire was over ambitious and ended up in ruin.
    The Grouch could see it all coming and certainly did not remortgage his bin.

  15. 23
    Jackie Chan says:

    You talk about Goldman Sachs ?

    Shurely not Guido

  16. 24
    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    You know things are bad, when Guido can only post weak threads such as this one

    7 Down. Stuff Conservative Blogger Guido doesn’t like to mention

    1. Foxy £3000 lighter
    2. SAS, SBS, any Special Services
    3. Dave and Lefty Obama Love In
    4. £15 Big Ben…U-turn Number 274
    5. Another UK resident extradition in the offing
    6. City Boy Muppet Scum
    7. Where’s Warsi – and Now Billy Boy Vague.

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    The Barman of the House of Ermin Vermin says:

    The Labour Party

    The last refuge of Goldman Sachs………… ROFL

    Does Empty Ed want a Rolls Royce from them ?!

    Do they really want a fucking revolution ?

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    Nero awakens says:

    These people are all just fooking sordid

    They really need a little class like me in destroying the place

    For their own personal profit

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    Test says:


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    Hope this works says:

    Is this the strong and assured leadership we were promised?

  22. 38
    Dunlaggin says:

    The link from the last up ‘seen elsewhere’ doesn’t work.

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    not a machine says:

    Theresa May “If marriage is so good why cant everyone have it ”

    (NAM offices of considered christian rebuttles) “IF marriage is so good why not just leave it alone ”

    Bit dissappointed new blogg Stasi have appeared , was gagged by cyber feinds last night , must be that special relationship

  24. 57
    Northern Ireland Assembly MLA says:

    Bollocks to austerity, I’m getting a £5000 pay rise..and so are my 107 colleagues.
    I rarely do much work to earn it

  25. 60
    J Gordon Brown says:

    No-one contributed more to the history of the Labour Party than me, I should get a Nobel Prize, no just a PhD!!!!

  26. 61
    Anonymous says:

    More evidence the current political triumverate is corrupt and needs replacing.

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    eileen1958 says:

    Nicky 666 says :

    Is he one of the vampire ” ‘quids ” ( in !!) ) !!!

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

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

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

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

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

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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