March 23rd, 2012

Leaked Labour HQ Letter Shows Staff Anger Over Charles Allen
+ Row Set to Flare Up Again Over More Job Appointments
+ Labour Staffer Preparing Industrial Tribunal Against Leadership

Some of the  heat was taken out of the stand-off between the Labour high command and their unhappy HQ staff last week by a promise that all future jobs would be advertised internally. The row over the appointment of a new Labour Party Executive and a reorganisation of the party structure reached a peak with HQ staff calling in the unions to try find a solution. Guido has now got hold of a letter from the Joint Trade Union Committee (GMB and Unite), to the Labour’s General Secretary Iain McNicol outlining the complaints:

The new confused chain of command and  in particular the ex-Goldman Sachs adviser turned Labour Chief Exec Sir Charles Allen comes in for serious criticism, as does Ed’s leadership on this and his team’s handling of the whole process. Now the row looks set to boil over again. Despite a promise from Ed’s Chief of Staff Tim Livesey that all future jobs would be advertised, Guido can reveal this lunchtime that various senior positions have been filled without due process. Staffers claim that there were not even interviews for the following jobs:

  • Mr Paul Harrington – Head of Field Operations
  • Mr Joe Derrett- Head of Press for Ken Livingstone’s Campaign
  • Ms Veronica King – Press and Campaigns Officer for Ken Livingstone
  • Ms Anneliese Midgley – Head of Events and Visits for Ken Livingstone

Guido hears that at least one Labour staffer is preparing to take the Party to an industrial tribunal…


66 Comments

  1. 1
    Fuck off Dave says:

    Good to see strong and assured leadership by Ed Miliband.

  2. 2
    JH says:

    Cats fighting in a sack.

    Let’s hope someone chucks it in a river.

  3. 3
    What's Left? says:

    Looks just like the News Room at the Red Channel, formerly known as the BBC.

    Surely shome mistake, Guido. Or are they one & the same thing?

  4. 4
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Deckchairs. Titanic.

  5. 5
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Something about a drinks party in a distillery?

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Not as bad as what conservatives MPs are telling about Osborne and Cameron after granny tax to transfer money form granny to Osborne’s family and friends.

  7. 7
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It all reflects on Ed Miliband’s leadership. The shit flows downhill from the top.

  8. 8
    Red says:

    That Union bod’s letter writing skils leave something to be desired, but that is not important…ferrets in a sack scoop esp the points re the leaks ha ha

  9. 9
    Paul Goggins says:

    They can’t even run their admin, no wonder they ruined the public finances.

  10. 10
    Peter Hain says:

    Another assured post by Labour Troll

  11. 11
    Ed says:

    Apparently the worst hit will be £64 better off.

  12. 12
    JH says:

    Good Christ, is that the best the left can do? Not so much a rapid rebuttal as an instant spazmo.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Still most people in this country is trying to find out how Osborne avoided paying 50% tax as well as how he was able to by £2,000,000 plus house and £600,000 house on MP salary.

    Mortgage (interest only) for £2,600,000 at 4% is £104,000; MP salary is £65,000 before tax. How did he pay!

  14. 14
    ffs! says:

    Fucking twats the lot of ‘em.

  15. 15
    Helpful advice says:

    Fuck off back to the Guardian or Labourlist.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Winners are the once on £150,000 plus.

  17. 17
    FonyBlair says:

    Funny how companies get saddled with all this equal ops rubbish about interviewing and documenting a fair process but those who introduced it (Harperson et al) seem to be able to avoid all their own bureacracy!

    I’m sure the 2 women who were given a gig are pleased to be helping out Ken who wants that beacon of women’s rights Islam to shine brightly over London

  18. 18
    Dave, the enemy within says:

    May be they will take on Dave when he is thrown out of the Conservative party?

  19. 19
    Peter Hain says:

    With assured posts like this we will have to give you a proper name Anonymous

  20. 20
    Spot the Cunt says:

    Desperate stuff.

    Now why don’t you fuck of to Labour list?

  21. 21
    Steve Miliband says:

    I is not

  22. 22

    Hey Nonny Nonny – Winners are the ONES on £150,000 plus.

    All that wanking is seriously interfering with your handwriting – see Matron.

  23. 23
    ben everitt says:

    When the leadership of a party fails to land blows on its opposite number, the party will always turn on the leader.

    Hague, IDS showed that you can be as in-touch with your grass roots as you like, but if you’re not knocking lumps out of the guy in front of you, your party’s going to get restless.

    Clegg is a better leader of the opposition at the moment. His petty sniping and points scoring is keeping the sandalistas happy.

  24. 24
    Spot the Cunt says:

    A shill rather than a troll.

    This is clearly someone paid by (or an intern of) the Labour propaganda machine.

    You can always tell: –

    * Glib little soundbites they’ve been told to repeat (nothing made up by themselves)
    * No humour, imagination, character or quirkiness
    * Lots of figures and tractor stats
    * Little or no profanity

    Listen sonny, tell your boss you want to commit suicide and he should find someone else to spend all day spouting dismal propaganda. Then go and do it. Top floor of 39 Victoria Street should be high enough… you cu nt.

  25. 25
    Spot the Cunt says:

    A shill rather than a troll.

    This is clearly someone paid by (or an intern of) the Labour propaganda machine.

    You can always tell: –

    * Glib little soundbites they’ve been told to repe@t (nothing made up by themselves)
    * No humour, imagination, character or quirkiness
    * Lots of figures and tractor stats
    * Little or no profanity

    Listen sonny, tell your boss you want to commit suicide and he should find someone else to spend all day spouting dismal propaganda. Then go and do it. Top floor of 39 Victoria Street should be high enough… you cu nt.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Hasn’t seen it on Guardian, but it is on Mail and Telegraph.

    You have to come out of your box and start thinking for yourself to see who is good for you.

    If you are making more than £150,000 you are right to support the Tories. But not if your are trying to help your master especially if you live in a pocket borough.

  27. 27
    Troll spotter says:

    Plus they like to try and bully.

  28. 28
    Osric Testacles says:

    Anonapoodle must be paid by his Labour masters to pop up so robotically and so pointlessly

  29. 29
    Maddox says:

    Thank you for taking the time off from sucking Owen Jones’ cock to share that with us!

  30. 30
    just saying says:

    Threats and censorship.
    That’s how Labour always try to maintain control and stifle debate.

  31. 31
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    I’m on the hunt for a young, tight-bottomed intern!

  32. 32
    Nadjers says:

    Anonymong, you is an ignorant sm*ckhead (educated under his wonderful Labour trolls by the sound of it).

  33. 33
    tube_thumper says:

    ooh thats a real scoop

    sounds like a row in the cafeteria to me

    lets move on

    who cares

    next

  34. 34
    Penfold says:

    Mutiny, mutiny, don’t ya just luv it when the left have a spat……

  35. 35
    An Estate Agent says:

    Perhaps he had some capital and just bought it without the need for a mortgage – or only needed a very modest mortgage?

  36. 36
    EdButLookBalls says:

    You mean nonce and that describes you Liebour Shill!!

  37. 37
    tube_thumper says:

    whgives a monkeys

    is this a sad news day?

    come on

  38. 38
    Gonk says:

    Anneliese is a very nice name.

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    You don’t deny it then?

  40. 40

    I have just had a nice lunch and beer out in the sunshine.

    Going to have a snooze.

    The Labour Party can go to hell, handcart or otherwise.

  41. 41
    Loungelizard says:

    No surprise here, this is the way things are done under a socialist regime.

  42. 42
    everyone a sinner says:

    mortgages are for little people – a rich daddy solves any difficulty

  43. 43
    Owen Jones says:

    I’ll bring my own lube

  44. 44
    lord mendelsohn of tel aviv says:

    brand new or would you accept secondhand?

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    You think you can steal my additional state pension Tory scum.
    You are finished.

  46. 46
    unseen says:

    Veronica King is a Ken groupie – worked for him at City Hall in the Socialist-Action controlled stakeholders team. She’s a Ken Campaign appointment into Labour, rather than a Labour appointment to Ken’s campaign

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    I hate labour, but now I hate the filthy pension stealing Tories even more.

  48. 48
    Devil's Dumplings says:

    Why not Tw@t? MacBroon stole my private pension……..

    Sauce for the goose……

  49. 49
    Richard Bacon */*/*5Dead*/*/* says:

    Online bullies who mock and criticise me and my excellent radio output are no different from stalkers who name innocent family members. They’re just one step away from being Dennis Nilsens really.

  50. 50
    Fish says:

    Assured? Can anyone tells me what Miliband was actually trying to say in this post?

  51. 51

    You are not Labour, you say, but you trot out what the Mirror is saying.

    Back to my snooze.

  52. 52
    Sir Charles Allen says:

    Infamy, Infamy. They’ve all got it in for me!

  53. 53
    will says:

    It still means that the job be advertised to all comers even if you know the result. Severe breach of equal opps, especially if others to be made redundant. In employment tribunal terms its a slam dunk especially if the instigator is on maternity leave.

  54. 54
    Liam Byrne says:

    There’s no money left.

  55. 55
    Foo says:

    “There is no Financial Director on this Board – an oversight or a deliberate omission? We have seen how quickly a surplus in the party’s funds can turn into a £1.7m deficit.”

    Hmmmm… party debts of around £23mill I believe. Presumably an annual deficit of £1.7mill. This is no time for austerity measures. You will be cutting too far too fast. Employ more people is the solution ffs, just ask Ed Balls.

  56. 56
    'cutio says:

    I think it must have been you that I stepped in, earlier

  57. 57
    Gilbert Fiddler says:

    “Guido hears that at least one Labour staffer is preparing to take the Party to an industrial tribunal…”

    Only one?

    We heard that there were at least five, and that came from one of Yvette Cooper’s mates – seriously!

    Balls is running a nasty campaign here, playing off his wife’s position, and contacts. His contacts are not nearly as good, even though he was once a journalist!

  58. 58
    Astwoshortplanks says:

    Its a very poorly written letter. Is this guy the best the Unions can muster?

  59. 59
    Nadjers says:

    He probably asked Mandlebum & Bliar for advice anonymong.

  60. 60
    bald old git says:

    what was redacted on the last page, i wonder … ?

  61. 61
    A rent boy says:

    Maybe he had savings or his parents bought him the properties…. Neither of which are illegal..

  62. 62
    Robert Bouncing-Czech says:

    This internal feuding Labour pedantry is so arse – achingly boring I can’t even be beothered turning in my grave .

    At least when I was a Labour MP we had fun… mainly from a personal viewpoint with Daily Mirror pension accruals >

  63. 63
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It all points to a complete disregard for employment law. If it had been the tories Miliband would be on the BBC 24 hours a day.

  64. 64
    Laughing hangman says:

    If Bacon went anymore to he left, he’d disappear so far up his a..e and e able to describe his own bowels, from the inside.

  65. 65
    Laughing hangman says:

    Unfair to cats

  66. 66
    Gaston Glock says:

    The letter contains reveals no fresh insights.

    This is how socialist outfits always “organise” and “manage” any enterprise they undertake – or happen to be gifted.


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