April 4th, 2012

Tessa Jowell Plays “Divide and Rule”

Talking of Ken’s positive campaign, Tessa Jowell is on the attack and is playing the race card against Boris in a piece for Progress:

“Can you think of a single thing Johnson has done in his time in office apart from the new Routemasters and ‘Boris bikes’? And his buses are so expensive that two of them would pay for Ken’s entire childcare package, and bikes, which are mainly used by white men on salaries over £75,000, are hardly stories of fairness.”

Presumably, in light of his desire to raise the tone, Ken is going to distance himself from his campaign chairman’s comments?


  1. 1
    Not Ken Again says:

    She should be taken outside and shot!

    • 11
      Lord Kinnock of Wind-Baggery! says:

      If Ken wins Ed keeps his job, if Boris wins then Ed is really up the creek without a paddle. The campaign for Ken to win will get nastier by the day as the Socialists are desperate…. Even if Ken wins there is an upside as far as the right is concerned….Ed remains in situ and he is our trump card as he is unelectable!

    • 20
      The Italian Job says:

      Tessa the Tosser

    • 26
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Wasn’t there some rather seedy and corrupt shit swirling around the Jowell object some years ago?

    • 50

      Twice – to make sure.

    • 57
      Sophie says:

      So, are white men second class?

      Are the bicycles for Labours core immigrant, werlfare claimants & public sector voters only?

      Again we see the Balkanisation of Great Britain emerging.

      Labour have abandoned the white working class & are punishing them for voting for Lady Thatcher – the PM who gave them the choice to aspire & work for a better life.

      Unlike socialists who wanted to keep the white working class poor, impoverished, uneducated & on benefits to buy their vote.

      Importing a new proletariat from ANYWHERE is now the priority for Labour – look at Galloway & what he has just done – Labour will follow this model.

      • 71
        Tower Hamlets postal vote factory says:

        Labour actually STARTED this model! They imported one-and-a-quarter million voters, in the belief that they could always be relied on to vote Labour. They got a nasty shock last Thursday – not that the MP that Bradford West ended up with is in any way praiseworthy.

      • 94
        M says:

        Tessa says “kens entire child care package”
        How many kids has Ken sired ?

      • 168
        Expat Geordie says:

        The trouble is Sophie that the white working class just don’t see it. Tell them that Mrs Thatcher and John Major were more “socialist” than the Labour Party and they look at you as though you are ill.

        Major was a former dole wallah who hated being unemployed and worked his way up from nothing. Thatcher believed in creating an environment that allowed the poor to aspire and improve themselves. In this they were same as Clement Atlee, a patriotic socialist (before that term became an oxymoron) who believed in dragging the poor out of the gutter. All three had different methods but had the same noble aim.

        Go to the north east and there are still people up there who think that Labour represents the “working man”. Poor fools.

    • 60
      old git says:

      Who the fuck is Tosser Jowell

    • 90
      Evil Landlord says:

      in front of her children

    • 98
      Biking for Boris says:

      “which are mainly used by white men on salaries over £75,000,…”

      The dozy b*tch is delusional…

    • 134
      Clean up politics says:

      The prisons of England are crying out for people like Tessa Jowell

    • 166
      Expat Geordie says:

      Shot in front of her family.

    • 177
      Archie says:

      This Jowell bitch is a total oxygen thief!

  2. 2
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Fairness is stopping my Council Tax bill go through the roof every year. Under Ken it kept going up and up so he could give money to his cronies.

    • 28
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Fairness is doing away with charging people for services they never use, but are forced to pay for. There is nothing fair about council tax.

    • 93
      Anonymous says:

      • 135
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        Is this all you have Anonymous? Really?

        • 169
          Margo Leadbetter says:

          Guido, please can you BLOCK this Anonymous chap, he really is getting rather tedious. Otherwise. if you can’t I’m sure Jerry can.

  3. 3
    old git says:

    Perhaps Boris should supply camels or magic carpets, Stupid Woman

    • 7
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Next: the boris taxi, and the boris trabant.

    • 12
      D Mills says:

      She is spoilt, pampered, lazy and incompetent, and yet bizarrely thinks she is “street”.

      • 15
        Big Fat Momma says:

        Tessa Jowell?
        Is she the woman that did the Olympics budget on the back of a fag packet and then had another 2 goes of it and still failed?
        Or is she the Labour Minister that ditched her husband when he got into trouble in aiding Belesconi on his tax returns? Bet he still does hers.
        Or is she the incompetent woman kept on in the shadow cabinet on Olympics because she knows where the Olympic bodies are buried and she is a woman.
        All 3? Well done her.

        • 85
          A woman says:

          So is her rich white husband a keen user of the Boris bikes then?

        • 178
          Infanta of Castile says:

          you forgot tha she is the woman who didn’t notice that her mortgage had been paid off let alone ask her husband where the money had come from

    • 165
      Mr Magoooo says:

      This woman is a bike just jealous BJ wont ride her

      • 170
        Airey Belvoir says:

        Jowell shamelessly faked her marital ‘separation’ in order to hang on to her job, being later regularly spotted at assignations with her sleazy lawyer husband, Mills. For an ugly middle-aged woman it was probably all quite exciting, secretly meeting her paunchy, bottle-end bespectacled Lothario for clandestine trysts. Who knows, she may even have got laid, thanks to Uncle Silvio.

  4. 4
    Sizzla says:

    Cheek by Jowell.

    • 34
      SpAd says:


      Very good.

    • 174
      Albert Einstein says:

      This statement by Tessa Jowell shows how purile politics has become in this country. I am sure she can show us the statistical evidence for this mad statement. It is beyond belief.

  5. 5
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I remain astonished that Boris doesn’t get any grief for his bus.
    Command economy anyone?

  6. 6
    MrAngry61 says:

    bikes, which are mainly used by white men on salaries over £75,000

    I’ve never read such a load of shit, I’ve never seen a Boris bike being used by anyone wearing a suit, let alone a visibly wealthy man. In any event, wouldn’t they own their personal bikes?

    As far as the bus cost is concerned, the 1 million pound cost is for prototypes, not units from a large production run.

    • 10
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      Slimey ken knows it’s not true but that’s not the point. What he is doing is hammering away at the CLASS thingy that is reiterated by libore and B-bbc.

      Drip, drip, class, dip, drip, class . .

      • 68
        Del Boy says:

        Class bigots are just as sick as race bigots and anti-homosexual bigots.

      • 125
        Gooey Blob says:

        Thing is, class warfare doesn’t win votes. It loses them for those who practice it, as we have seen many times. With this sort of campaign, Ken is as good as finished.

        Labour lost their way after they forced Blair out, and five years on they still haven’t a clue where they want to go. They have a vague idea of how they’d like to get there, but that journey isn’t one that appeals to voters.

    • 44
      SpAd says:

      Boris should simply reply by emphasising the bikes’ credentials in “fighting climate change.”

      Then it doesn’t matter how expensive and inefficient the scheme is or how few people derive any benefit from it, the Labour Party will be compelled to support it.

  7. 8
    Try again says:

    That came out before the fair campaign pledge, and is based on policy not ad hominem attacks, but don’t let facts get in the way.

  8. 9
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Do you mean to say that not only can Diane Abbot not get a taxi, she can not get on a Boris Bike as well?

    • 23
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      It would disappear between her buttocks.

      I mean a bus would, not a bike.

    • 38
      Peter Carter-Fuck says:

      She can’t fit in a taxi.

    • 41
      Fish says:

      I thought that Diane was looking rather seedy on Labour Newsnight last night…and behaving rather oddly, I thought. In particular being strangely deferential and ‘respectful’ to Galloway.

      Odd. Perhaps Ken and his supporters are looking to bask in a bit of Galloway’s reflected glory. And now this from the discredited Jowell.

      Perhaps not so odd after all. All hard left, waving their willies having defeated the Bliar wing of the party.

      • 54
        SpAd says:

        I tuned in part-way through, just as Abbott was starting the “Labour Lord’s Prayer”, the one lefties are taught as children. The one that blames everything bad that’s ever happened on “….the decimation of our industrial heartlands under Margaret Thatcher….”

        Changed channel.

        • 119
          hole face says:

          That fat Hunt needs to shut her gob and listen once in a while. Who the hell wants to hear her butt in and spout drivel.

        • 120
          DelBoy says:

          Me too…bloody missed half of Benedorm for that.

  9. 13
    SaltPetre says:

    What is so antisocial about white rich people she hates so much? Do we have no rights? Have we not paid enough tax over the years to help finance these initiatives. She really is a stupid, shrieking neurotic woman.

    • 19
      Big Fat Momma says:

      As I heard many years ago by 5 women talking about another.
      “What she needs is a good sh*****ing.

    • 25
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Doing things for the rich tax payer is a great way to make sure that they don’t whinge too much about statist policies.

      Say thankyou to the state for spending your money on you.

    • 51
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      “white rich people”

      Jowell has no problem with rich people, it’s white rich MEN, the bitter sexist cow hates so much.

      • 167
        Prescott's chipolata says:

        We are talking about the Camden councillor that bought her house under Thatch’s right to buy and sold it for 1.5 million aren’t we? Dontcha just love the hipocracy?

    • 53
      Honest View says:

      I think it’s the “white man” she really objects to. This is either some sort of perverted racism, or just some sort of sexual perversion. Or maybe we are so politically correct now that the only hate objects are a) whites b) men and so you’re safe slagging them off.
      I’m still waiting to see afilm or Tv drama in which the villain is NOT a white man. Over the last 10 years or so, I can hardly remember a villain who was not white or male. I suppose this represents reality????

      • 141
        Blair's Babe hits Kok bottom says:

        Am I misunderstanding, or is Tessa trying to be elected as Ken and Boris’s

    • 142
      M says:

      she actually likes rich white people because she is one , but you don’t vote for her so she slags you off to the people who do vote for her and those poor people make her rich
      So don’t take it personnal
      Look at it like this she’s a lawyer defending a rapist ( the last labour government ) & it’s her job to defend the rapist & all their supporters even if they’er all a bunch of scum ,
      So don’t take it personnal .

  10. 14
    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      (My Caption is more suited to here)

      Nice rack!

      The straps hold my bag in really well.

      (yeah I know it’s crap)

  11. 16
    FonyBlair says:

    Sometimes not meddling and deciding not to take part in tokenistic policies is a positive.

    Many if us don’t want the state on our backs, getting in the way and having a view in everything that moves

    By the way Tessa how much of that Berusconi bung did you get?

  12. 18

    I love divide and rule !!

  13. 22
    Not Ken Again says:

    Jenny Jones would be the Mare for London

    • 143
      Telephone lines close in 2 minutes but we'll still rip you off says:

      Ant and Dec would be the Pair for London.

  14. 27
    ReddyEddy says:

    Yawn – you should declare yourself an affiliate of the BackBoris campaign. The bias is getting silly now. You’re acting like the extreme party political animals that we all hate…. What happened to you Guido…

    • 61
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Was that the royal “we”?

      Personally I can’t stand Livingstone and his Marxist hug a terrorist, let’s make London a beacon for Islam, rich j**s don’t vote Labour ( nobody with an ounce of intelligence should ) Chavez is a great leader, verbal vomit. I hope Johnson ends Livingstone’s hate filled, professional parasite “career” once and for all.

    • 109
      Cornishboy says:

      Anyone with any ounce of sense must know that if you don’t really like Boris if you vote for another party ken will get in which I’m sure if he had his way would extend the congestion charge down to cornwall. I wouldn’t say Guido was extremely pro Boris after all a die hard supporter would keep his personal life to a minimum any one with any sense is anti ken even on the lefty weirdo blogs very few are pro ken and whilst some are in denial over his tax affairs many seem really annoyed about his lies. having said that plenty of them still think the sun shines out of his arse.

  15. 29
    Now there's no lights on the christmas tree mother says:

    Add flucking MPs and Lords to her list!

  16. 30
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Is this THE Tessa (what mortgage?) Jowell the same person?
    I think we should be told.

  17. 31
    Schards says:

    I distinctly remember Boris booting Ian Blair in to touch. Another good move IMHO

    • 46
      Cupid Stunt says:

      Come on Boris- we need you more than ever! Forget the London Loonies – tip the useless CMD and all his posturing toadies – OUT !

  18. 32
    Uninspiring Old Bag says:

    Gawd! Is that spineless old bag still a gob for Labour?

    • 43
      Whippersnapper2 says:

      ‘fraid so, this (bad) thief and liar is also in charge of your ‘Olympic’ money.
      Staggering isn’t it?

      • 84
        A woman says:

        Is that why the Olympic budget has spiralled out of control?

        • 130
          Coe is a nasty piece of work says:

          It was never under contr in the first place. It has been a feeding frenzy for the corrupt from the word go.

          • Crime incorporated says:

            I remember this crook was also at the forefront of attempts to install super casinos throughout the Country. It all makes sense now.

  19. 33
    Jimmy says:

    “Can you think of a single thing Johnson has done”


    • 36
      Not Ken Again says:

      Got rid of bendy buses, stopped the oil deal with Kens comrade.

      • 63
        Jimmy says:

        Yes he has cut bus capacity, can’t argue with that.

        • 72
          Red Ken Lyingscum says:

          Put me back in power and I will increase the population of London within weeks as MY London will be a beacon for islum.

        • 74
          Del Boy says:

          He got elected Mayor of London.

        • 151
          polythesis says:

          Funnily enough fare revenues have gone up, the extra capacity of the bendy jobs was being exploited by fare dodgers.

    • 42

      BTW What have you ever done, Jimmy?

      • 67
        Jimmy says:

        You’re going with that as a comeback are you?

        Not to worry. It was really a rhetorical question.

        • 78
          Del Boy says:

          What did Livingstone do – besides cheating the taxpayer?

        • 79

          Is it solipsistic in here or is it just me?

          • Jimmy says:

            The truly bizarre thing is not that the righties can’t answer, I expected that, but that so many seem to consider the question somehow unfair.

          • Bristolian says:

            Who introduced the “don’t enter London” charge? I haven’t been to visit since – no loss (either way bfore you say it).

          • But Jimmy. The only answers that socialists can make to their own set questions involve the £ sign plus a number with many zeros after it. That sum is always on the expenditure side and no amount of taxes will ever manage to pay for it. Moreover, delivery always costs x plus.

          • Jimmy says:

            It wasn’t a trick question. Boris seems a likeable enough chap but he seems completely disinterested in the job, Ken an the other hand may be a rather unpleasant narcissist but he lives and breathes this stuff, and leaving ideology aside as probably a better fit for it. If he could only learn to keep his gob shut.

          • I accept that as honesty in your last sentence, Jimmy. You said something similar about Putin I remember. These things are troubling, to put it mildly. I will meet you some of the way. We both know where we each come from and our viewpoints will never be the same in all likelihood. Sobeit – we can still talk. However, I barely see anyone out there that I would trust. I hate to admit it but it is true.

    • 47
      Whippersnapper2 says:

      Yes, called Living-stone a fucking liar. What more can you want?

    • 48
      By Passer says:

      ? delivered letters?

    • 66
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Whatever is said about Boris, I actually quite like him. Which is a bloody sight more that I can say for Ken.

  20. 35
    Tom Watson is a Tessa! says:

    The woman always was off her rocker!

  21. 37

    Tessa Jowell. A woman with two faces, neither of them pleasant. Tony Blair or Gordon Brown. Makes no difference as long as she keeps her job. Oh and her separation of convenience to convicted crook, David Mills. Hypocrite or what?

    She is so wooden that she appеars as a fixture on Google Maps.

    • 76
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      She didn’t wear her wedding ring for a while after Mills was convicted, and then, hey presto – it was back on her finger.

    • 149
      Tessa, so ugly, she make onions cry says:

      £400, 000 ……. unexplained cash windfall.
      A bung for a bung-alow?

    • 160
      Crime incorporated says:

      The “separation” was a rouse to circumvent the Proceeds of crime act and prevent the marital home being seized by the Police.

  22. 39
    Tess - the Jewel in the LibBore Crown of Thorns says:

    I am beyond reproach – and my Olumpic Wimmin hod-carrying heavies will wipe the Board in their class – and My hu, – I mean that MAN! – never dun it – whatever it waz!

  23. 40
    Anonymous says:

    The bikes were originally Kens idea…

    • 118
      I don't need no doctor says:

      How many Anonymous does it take to make comments? Will the real Anonymous take one step forward.

    • 164
      Lord Carrington's binoculars says:

      ken’s idea.

      After he saw them in Toronto and Paris, you mean?

    • 171
      Kirkpatrick Macmillan says:

      You’re a fu.king liar x 3 – I invented the first pedal cycle

  24. 48
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Didn’t one of those white bastards make poor Tessa sign some mortgage forms with long words in she couldn’t understand? Stick it to the honkies sista!

    • 70

      How in the name of the Flying Spaghetti Monster could someone like that become a minister of the Crown?

      It does not say much for the quality of the persons who appointed her either. But we are all paying for that now.

      • 117
        Sniper says:

        And we can continue to pay once she slaps her useless arse on the red benches. For “services” no doubt.

        • 129
          Terrible Tessa Lies and Lies says:

          I am sure she is well set up by her mates in the organised ‘gaming’ industry, who will be eternally grateful for the services rendered in passing the 2005 Gambling Act

  25. 52
    Winny in a wheelchair says:

    In what way can Labour be considered fair?

  26. 58
    Winny in a wheelchair says:

    @Jimmy. Yes. One thing Boris has done is to pay his taxes unlike Ken. :)

  27. 62
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Poor Tessa.

    She didn’t know which forms she was signing, and really should engage her brain before putting her mouth into gear.

    She needs help.

    • 92
      Whippersnapper2 says:

      Brain? wassatt??

    • 127
      Her middle name is Moll says:

      I would have thought she’d have worked out what the forms were b y the time she’d signed them the third time.

      • 136
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        My point exactly.

        • 137
          Cynical-old-bag says:

          Apart from anything else, how many women would actually leave their husbands to save their own miserable careers?

          • So ugly, that the paper bag burned before you could put it on says:

            But it was all for convenience. The lovey-dovies would spend weekends together.

  28. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Another Labour Party racist. What a surprise.

  29. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Silly I know, but by what source is she quoting this statistic? I live and work in the boris bike zones and my observation of the users doesn’t even come lose to this absurd comment.

    • 121
      M says:

      The comment was for the uneducated , ignorant , bigoted & prejudiced comrades and other socialists .
      You are clearly not qualified to vote labour , now move along and pay your taxes .

  30. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Or Tessa it could go towards building a new legal traveller site at Shipston Upon Stour near one of your many houses

  31. 82
    Universal Hiss says:

    Priceless.So is Tessa saying that bikes are not used by the poor or rainbow hued?

  32. 89
    Universal Hiss says:

    Modded again at 4.47

    Good grief Guido,that’s twice in ten minutes. I did p*e*a on the first post. God knows what was wrong with the second.You’ve been taking Dave to task about his non libertarian ways but just look at the state of your modding!

    I’d take my deposit & fuck off if I’d made one.

    • 111
      81IIy 8owden i5 7he gre@test ump1re ever ! says:

      At least you were note banned!

    • 159
      Hari Cruiter says:

      Can’t we get the modbot a job in Westminster ?
      Ed, Dave and George should be at the top of its hit list.

  33. 90
    Raving Loon says:

    Does that mean it’s OK to say plantain is mainly eaten by black men on salaries under £75,000.

    • 114
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Or that most Black men earning les than £75,000, get White women pregnant and then piss off.

  34. 95
    Anonymous says:

  35. 96
    Thinking Man says:

    She knows what she’s doing. Most muslims are not white.

  36. 104
    I don't need no doctor says:

    What is it with Tessa Jowell. She wears short skirts but has a face like a withered prune. Jowell’s ex husband knows how to fiddle the books, maybe he advised Livingstone.

  37. 105
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Diane Abbott says Jowells comments were taken out of context.

  38. 108
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    Hang about I am white and have ridden one of those bikes .

    How does this Jowell person know so much about how much I earn.

    Also I am a person first and a man second.

    How do I complain about this?

  39. 123
    Wife of a perjuror flocks together says:

    Tessa Jowell – 2005 Gambling Act. How much do we really know about her connections with the organised ‘gaming’ industry?

  40. 124
    Universal Hiss says:

    OTT. I just stupidly turned on Radio 4 & listened to a cretin from border control.I missed who he was but he was clueless.Refused to answer the questions about staff reductions,unacceptable queues at airports etc.etc. Just a vapid government shill.

    What has this country become? A bloody laughing stock.

    • 140
      We have the most useless civil service in the word says:

      The joke is they moved the idiot Lin Homer from putting holes in the border to running HMRC.

    • 155
      Fly me to the moon,.... says:

      The Border Control at Sowfampton Hairport …..
      Nuff sed

  41. 147
    polythesis says:

    Jowell is lying through her teeth about the Bojo bikes, I have a stand on my block and are used pretty much equally by both sexes. But even if that were not the case so what? These illiberal bigots have a problem with the provision of services to a class of tax payer that actually contributes most into the system, always trying to create division and jealousy and bitterness as though it would help them at the ballot box…oh wait!

  42. 148
    Reality check says:

    Tessa Jowells husband is a convicted criminal who along with her contrived a seperation of convenience to save her scranny political skin. I will take no lessons from her.

  43. 150
    pitponee says:

    Cycled through Derby’s Arab quarter on Sunday. The cycle lanes there are completely obstructed by ancient Toyotas containing obese fag smoking Arabs jabbering away on their mobiles.

    Cycling just seems to be a Whiteman thing. That does not make it wrong.

  44. 173
    joescotus says:

    if i ever pay off my mortgage with 400,000 out of nowhere i hope taxman ,proceeds of crime mob dont come after me

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