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…


67 Comments

  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

  6. 6
  7. 7
    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.

  8. 8
    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

  9. 9
    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?

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Brown will be spewing with envy.

  11. 11
    jabbathecat says:

    iFucked OSX Milimong, no RAM or CPU found…

  12. 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.

  13. 13
    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…

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/you-must-be-logged-in-to-comment

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

    WordPress sucks balls.

  14. 14
    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.

  15. 15
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Or guido’s staff are henson-creatures.

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a Betamax tape.

  17. 17
    Gordon Brown is a cock says:

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

  18. 18
    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.

  19. 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.

  20. 20
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

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

  21. 21
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

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

  22. 22
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    He’s doing just fine. Leave him alone.

  23. 23
    Jackie Chan says:

    You talk about Goldman Sachs ?

    Shurely not Guido

  24. 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.

  25. 25
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    Goldman Sachs the “toxic bank”

    I suppose we all knew it already

    http://business.time.com/2012/03/14/goldman-sachs-banker-quits-toxic-firm-will-clients-flee-next/

  26. 26
    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 ?

  27. 27
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    Thin edge of the wedge…

  28. 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.

  29. 29
    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

  30. 30
    Tachybaptus says:

    About halfway down the wedge already, I’d say. I give this increasingly stifled blog about a year before it joins Iain Dale in the cyber-graveyard.

  31. 31
    Test says:

    Test

  32. 32
  33. 33
    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.

  34. 34
    Some Geezer wot's been getting that message too says:

    Winning!

  35. 35
    Hope this works says:

    Is this the strong and assured leadership we were promised?

  36. 36
    Hope this works says:

    Thanks for your help :)

  37. 37
    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 Blogger.com 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.

  38. 38
    Dunlaggin says:

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

  39. 39
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Plus some dodgy dvds.

  40. 40
    sockpuppet #4 says:

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

  41. 41

    With you and Bush in that cart its a miracle it didn’t go into a ditch.

  42. 42
    Peter Pain says:

    Another strong, assured performance by Ed.

  43. 43

    It seems that it was supposed to block the sockpuppets but WordPress is just not smart enough.

  44. 44
    Peter Pain says:

    A Liebour promise is not worth a light.

  45. 45
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    I disagree, this blog will long outlast Mrs Dale’s den of mediocrity…

  46. 46
    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.

  47. 47
    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

  48. 48
    taC eht abbaJ says:

    ;)

  49. 49
    not a machine says:

    Thanks for that , seems as though some things are no longer optional

  50. 50
    Vampire Squid says:

    Goldman Sachs has had governments under their control/ownership for years.

    They rule Greece and Italy by proxy through the EU. It is no surprise that their proxies run Labout HQ.

  51. 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.

  52. 52
    Your Effing Blog is Broken says:

    Yeah funny how he’s just mentioned no. 1 on your list.

  53. 53
    joescotus says:

    + plus plenty

  54. 54
    joescotus says:

    + plus plenty more

  55. 55
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Pass the popcorn please!

  56. 56
    ArthurFauxsake... says:

    Goldman Sacks…brings new meaning…

  57. 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

  58. 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.

  59. 59
    From a poxy proxy says:

    This is posted using a proxy address

  60. 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!!!!

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

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

  62. 62
    M says:

    Those pesky predators & producers within the labour ranks fighting it out ?

  63. 63
  64. 64

    And Big Bird put in a really Big Bid.

    FreddyMac can kiss my ass, as the song goes…

  65. 65
  66. 66
    eileen1958 says:

    Nicky 666 says :

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

  67. 67
    Archie says:

    Surely, Business Cat, it was the dystopian Trudeaumaniacs who encouraged the Chinese influx, whilst Mulroney’s crowd enacted the multi-culti act? Don’t think that the NDP have ever been in power.


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