June 19th, 2012

“Stampede” at Labour HQ

Anger about redundancies at Labour HQ has turned to acceptance. Guido understands that there has been a “stampede” to accept voluntary redundancy. Word is that with 10% of the 300 strong workforce facing the chop, 30 have come forward who are desperate to move on. As reported in the Daily Star Sunday, the party have had to take a loan so that they could afford the pay-offs. From an orderly queue…


  1. 1
    Louise Mensch says:

    I’m first in line !


    • 6

      I’m right behind you.


      • 11
        Lord Lardarse of Hull in the Head says:

        15 points ahead in the polls………..youse Tory softies….yer great southern blouses…..get real

        Mnnnn……a little alex salmond wiv a dash of hollandaise and a juicy millipede….all you can eat on the State food counter…..out of my way…..no Eton Mess fer me you posh buggers…….(munch, munch)


        • 12
          Alistair "Tourettes" Campbell says:



          • The problem with Labour is that eventually they run out of other people’s money to spend

            And Ed Balls seriously stands up as saviour of the economy and the road to “no more boom and bust” prosperity

            Labour need Roy Hodgson to sweep away the complacent, tired old guard and bring in a vibrant, purposeful youth team (preferably not millionaire, trustafarian, champagne sociopath public school boys like Chuka Umunna)


          • The retardEd Miliband says:

            “to sweep away the complacent, tired old guard”

            Old guard?? Ath I thaid previouthly, we are a new generation! Any thimilarity to the previouth generation ith purely cointhidental.


      • 13
        illogical says:

        Always the bridesmaid, never the bride! Sounds familiar.
        Croatia too, unfortunately.


    • 14
      The welfare Left. says:

      Why are they paying them off? Being soap dodging lefties they will be fully conversant with milking benefits.


      • 28
        Aaron D Highside says:

        Still not one single redundancy in the public sector, Mark Serwotka?


      • 78
        Big Momma says:

        Don’t fret. The Liebour HQ people queing to leave will end up being given jobs as placemen and women in local councils or loony left media or think tanks.
        Probably initially they will work as unpaid interns to Liebour MP’s or Lords.


    • 53
      Sir William Waad says:

      I’m not surprised that they are prepared to leave. After all, they will be in demand for jobs in – in – er……


  2. 2
    nellnewman says:

    Well now militwit is forming an alliance with hollande in an effort to renew europe@n socialism – uk labour will be going even further down the tubes.


    • 42
      Loyalist says:

      Bit of a non-story, this.
      Quiet news week, Guido? All the best stories seem to be in your dead tree column. I know the blog is free, but I don’t want to put money into your pornographer employer’s pocket. Help me out here, put some more beef into Order-Order for the sake of your loyal e-readers.


    • 43
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      I think you have to read between the lines on that one. The petty civil servant Hollande is going to talk a load of claptrap about how Europe can escape its debt by borrowing more money, and the unions have told Militwit to show up and pretend he’s got something interesting to say. Militwit is, of course, laughably pretending that it’s a “joint conference”.


      • 79
        Pundit Too says:

        Minibrain will be mentoring Hollande on how champagne “Socialists” marry for political expediency.
        Seeing as Hollande has serious woman problems this could prove more interesting than politics as normal.


  3. 3
    VEE6 says:

    I think the term “bail out” would be more appropriate.


  4. 4
    merv says:

    rats – ship?


  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    And they reckon they can deal with unemployment in the UK?


  6. 7
    genghiz the kahn says:

    But looketh, ovew thewe comwadth, theth Towieth are cutting too thast, too deep. We musth ftimulate gwowth, by bowwowing more. It farteth in Amewica.


  7. 8
    Sarah Tweet says:


    I went to put on a yellow top, to celebrate the sun, but I took out a blue one in error! How I laughed.



  8. 9
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Labour HQ are cutting too far, too fast.


  9. 10
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    What will the unions have to say about the greedy paymasters sacking poor workers?


  10. 15
    Gonk says:

    A loan ? With their credit rating.


    • 25
      Sophie says:

      The Co-op will bail them out again.

      And of course we must not forget that that Labour is owned by very rich unions.

      And Dave Camerons Government is still funnelling millions of taxpayers money to those Unions that own Labour every year.

      Dave is following Brownonomics to the letter it seems.

      Vote UKIP


      • 82
        Anonymous says:

        Sophie says:
        June 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

        The Co-op will bail them out again. ”

        Not with any of my money! The Fixed Rate Bonds I have with the Co-op owned Britannia mature very soon & the funds will be drawn out & invested elsewhere.


    • 27
      what's a billion between lefties? says:

      In SOCIALIST EU land the worse your credit rating the more they lend you.


    • 41
      Never,Ever Vote Labour says:

      How typical of Labour, obtaining a loan to pay off people they can’t afford to pay..exactly how they dealt with the UK economy.

      They are a serious credit risk, who would loan them any money, its has to be the Unions again, or maybe Tony sold one of his multi million pound properties??


      • 84
        Anonymous says:

        Well, it seems significant that they are borrowing off the Co-op when they also bank with Unity Trust. Of course, the FSA has made noises in the past about Unity Trust having lent them too much.


  11. 17
    illogical says:

    Stampede would suggest cattle.
    Hopalong Miliband has found finally found a new chuckwagon to hitch his hopes to for future economic credibility.


    • 55
      Sir William Waad says:

      I picture a very ponderous stampede of dim-witted creatures, like musk oxen threatened by wolves.


  12. 19
    lollo Rosso says:

    Lettuce give thanks.


  13. 21

    The choice is take some money now whilst the party can borrow it or get nothing when the whole shebang implodes.


  14. 22
    Justas Kin says:

    Does anyone know, how much of the TV licence fee is taken up collecting it



  15. 30
    David Cameron says:

    comrades,now is the right time to unite


  16. 35
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    was the loan from the ECB?


  17. 39
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    If Labour is insolvent, will the taxpayers be liable for the redundancy payments?


  18. 40
    Anonymous says:

    You mean ‘FORM an orderly queue’.

    Can we please liquidate the Labour Party.


    • 59
      Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

      If they did liquidate the fascist Liebore party, the bastards would only infiltrate other parties. Well, they’d infiltrate other parties even more than they’ve been doing for the last few decades.


  19. 46
    Saint Tone says:

    Hi Guys, I would lend you a few million quid to tide you over, but I can’t prise Slotgob’s fingers off it.


  20. 50
    The Reverend Jesse Jackson says:

    oh happy day!


  21. 51
    Aunty Matter says:

    I love the way Radio 5 are spinning the lefties avoiding tax. “Would you sign up for a similar scheme” asks rat face Victoria Derbyshire.

    So instead of attacking the lefties, the BBC are spinning it as OK and would you join them!!!!


    • 72
      will says:

      the problem is that all presenters use a similar scheme of using companies to lower thier tax rates and paying themselves a dividend instead of salary.

      I can see this one running and running.

      If polly is writing weekly articles for the guardian then the tax authorities could calss her as an employye instead of freelance. because she cannot use a substitute she may not be required to provide articles each week. wait for this space.


  22. 56
    Postal Vote says:

    300 staff at the HQ of a political party!

    No wonder UK productivity is so mediocre.

    Buying votes in practice on a small scale. For other examples look at the Newcastle area, Bradford or Hastings to name a few


    • 66
      Anonymous says:

      Hastings is the ars*hole of England. Newcastle I can take or leave. Bradford I quite like – it has a rough-and-ready quality we only used to see abroad.


      • 73
        Ex Conservative Voter says:

        My parents thought about retiring to Hastings. I told them they were mad. “Oh, but Hastings! It sounds so historic and beautiful!”

        So I drove them there. After 5 traumatic minutes of walking around the chav-infested horror that is Hastings’ town centre, they’d changed their minds and couldn’t wait to leave.


        • 90
          non-visitor says:

          Used to serve the best fish n chips in the country there at one time. Fish fresh from the sea. But not been for a few years so I don’t know if that is still true.


    • 71
      Ex Conservative Voter says:

      Presumably half of those 300 are Equality and Diversity officers, 50 are Health and Safety Experience Facilitators, 50 are Area Party Liaison Outreach Local Community Champions, 20 are Equality Health Safety Diversity Community Outreach Group Hug Champion Sustainable Liaison Executives, and the 30 that are being sacked are the ones who actually did some work.


  23. 65
    a beastly co op says:

    Who would lend these wankers a penny?


  24. 67
    will says:

    well the times has a story about Jimmy Carr today about being a tax dodger and fronting a campaign about barclays avoiding tax. I bet tomorrow will feature more celebs who campaigned against murdoch and new international, so wathc out hugh grant and others I hope your tax is in order or you will be shown up to be 2 faced.

    i bet the BBC and guardian has nothing to say on this matter, but round 1 to celebs now the “murdoch” empire strikes back.


  25. 70
    Liam Byrne ( aka Baldemort ) says:

    ‘the party have had to take a loan’

    No money left ? Shock, horror.


    • 76
      will says:

      the labour party cant even manage thier own finances so would you trust them to run the country. if they require a bailout to make redundancies how can you trust them to run the country.


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  27. 77
    Too Far Too Fast says:

    Do they think that adding to the unemployment statistics will solve the unemployment problem?


  28. 91
    My left foot's a brick says:

    Socialists, aka Liebour, are broke and the capitalists, aka Conservatives, are apparently not. On this basis, discuss the relative merits of each…



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