July 25th, 2012

Valerie Vaz’s Plan to Solve Youth Unemployment

On the front page of her website, Valerie Vaz MP points out that her constituency of Walsall South has the 31st highest unemployment rate in the country. She seems to be solving it one case at a time though – with her teenage daughter first in line. Liberty Vaz-Townsend, a 17-year-old A-Level student at the £16,000-a-year private school Latymer Upper, is a parliamentary pass holder and apparently working as a secretary to her mum:

What was it that Ed said about giving opportunities to disadvantaged youngsters?

We know that in the halls of Westminster, at the seat of our democracy, there remain too few opportunities for people from lower and middle income families“.

Guido wonders how many people Valerie interviewed for the job…


Guido’s story appears to have led to a vacancy in Valerie Vaz’s office:

A job well done…


  1. 1
    Pig Watch says:

    Oink Oink!!!

  2. 2
    David R says:

    Oooh, another Labour dynasty.

  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:

    My Father employed me to carry out the work of the Lord

  4. 4
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Oh how brilliant.

    No doubt Mrs Vaz has studied Neil Kinnocks seminal work:

    “How to Get Your Family on the Political Gravy Train”.

  5. 5
    Lord (sic) John Prescott says:

    But I carry out the work of the LARD

  6. 6
    Jimmy says:

    MP in hiring family member shock? Whatever next!

  7. 7
    Lord Longford says:

    Another greedy Hunt on the take. Hang the bitch

  8. 8
    a non says:

    Just when it is hoped that UK politics has reached a low point yet another, from the Vaz house of slime and corruption joins the gravy train.
    You are doomed.

  9. 9
    Engineer says:

    Just ‘family values’, eh, Jimmy?

  10. 10
    keith v says:

    is she my love child !!!!

  11. 11
    M'Lord says:

    Doesn’t make it right.

  12. 12
    Meritocracy is dead says:

    What are you complaining about?

    Having well-connected parents is a virtue. That girl is obviously deserving, because she took the trouble of being born to those well-connected parents.

    Clearly YOU didn’t work hard enough at being born to well-connected parents, you oik.

  13. 13
    Jimmy says:

    You misunderstand. It is an appalling practice which under a Jimmy administration would be banned instantly, but Guido usually tries to make the partisan hackery marginally less transparent than this.

  14. 14
    Ed Minibrain says:

    You just don’t get socialism do you Jimmy? She should have given the job to a disadvantaged youngster. Tut tut.

  15. 15
    Jimmy says:

    I refer your Lordship to the answer I gave previously.

  16. 16
    Aunty Matter says:

    George Osborne is making Gordon Brown look like an economic genius. Oh how I thought I’d never say that.

    No real spending cuts and forever racking up taxes, Osborne should swap sides in the Commons.

  17. 17
    Lord (sic) John Prescott says:

    LABOUR MP in hiring family member shock? Whatever next!

    ftfy Jimmy

  18. 18
    Lenin Lives (down our road) says:

    The Long March to Socialism in One Family goes on!

  19. 19
    Vazeline's Sister's Daughter says:

    Sounds more like a HoP putsch to me!

    How many more are there FFS?

  20. 20
    Aunty Matter says:

    Nice to see her holding up the traditional feminist values of a socialist by sending her brat to a private school, no Alistair Campbell bog standard comps for the feminists.

    State schools are just for breeding more cannon fodder for feminist wars. What’s the body count in Afghanistan now? Wow so a few idiot females can go to school big fucking deal.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    So like a typical socialist to be against transparency.

  22. 22
    Labour Will Create Jobs and Growth! says:

    The 10 Highest UK Unemployment blackspots by Constituency, June 2012.

    (Constituency, percentage unemployed, local MP’s party)

    #1 Birmingham Ladywood, 11.2% – Labour
    #2 Birmingham Hodge Hill, 9.6% – Labour
    #3 Belfast West, 9.4% – Sinn Fein
    #4 Middlesbrough, 9.2% – Labour
    #5 Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, 8.8% – Labour
    #6 Wolverhampton South East, 8.5% – Labour
    #7 Foyle, 8.5% – SDLP
    #8 Liverpool, Walton, 8.4% – Labour
    #9 Great Grimsby, 8.4% – Labour
    #10 Bootle, 8.3% – Labour

  23. 23
    Alan Rusbridger says:

    Quite so! Eh Bella, mon petit chou?

  24. 24
    SP4BS says:

    “apparently working as a secretary”

    So you don’t know, and don’t know if she gets paid.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    You’ve to hand it the women, she actually has to share a bed with Mr Greasepole every night presumably.

  26. 26
    Louie Spence - The Next Chancellor of the Exchequer says:

    Wot…and become gay!

  27. 27
    Nonjob says:

    Nothing quite like a good, old healthy dose of nepotism.

  28. 28
    JadedJean says:

    Right on!

  29. 29
    Loopy Lou says:

    I would not like to grease his pole thank you very much.

  30. 30
    Deacons says:

    surely not as strange as Nadine Dorries MP who employs her daughter as office manager (highest Parliamentary salary grade) whilst she takes a law conversion course at the same time?

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Keep it in the family you bastards. You really haven’t learned have you?

    Little by little…

  32. 32
    euro meltdown says:

    Another example of hypocrisy and nepotism.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Most of us are not tribal on here mate, fuck ‘em all.

  34. 34
    M'Lord says:

    “apparently” because she will do very little ‘work’, whatever she’s called….

    And I think it’s pretty certain she’ll be paid, my dear.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    I agree with myself.

  36. 36
    General Bigot says:

    Is she sitting in the poppy fields of Afghanistan ? Doesn’t look like Walsall.

  37. 37
    +1 says:

    The Cons don’t even see anything wrong with the practice, at least Lab types know they’re being utter shits but just don’t care. However they both do share an incredible and completely barmy sense of entitlement.

    Fuck the lot of ‘em.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    You are mad Jean from Eastenders and I claim my £5 voucher for Jean’s therapy.

  39. 39
    Johnno List says:

    No that would be ridiculous. Only Labour MPs do this.

  40. 40
    Popeye says:

    Er! Just the one?

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    The Belfast West figure includes 9.3% engaged in cultural knee-capping and smuggling for the third sector so it does.

  42. 42
    Gooey Blob says:

    So Blair’s not coming back to rescue Labour from the two Eds then. I wonder where their next PM is coming from, I really do. Any promising candidates for their 2015 intake?

  43. 43
    New Town Toff, Edinburgh says:

    What are you complaining about? The Vazes epitomise the wonderfully diverse, ethnetcally mixed, multicultural, multiracial, anti-fascist, politco-lawyer dictatorship that Britain has morphed into. )

  44. 44
    Jimmy says:

    I suppose given that all men are brothers, then all hirings involve nepotism.

  45. 45
    Vazjazzle says:

    The hypocracy of being a Labour MP and sending your kid to private school stinks. Couldn’t even be bothered to play the soon-to-be-Catholic card and send your child half way across London for decent state education not screwed up by Labour on religious grounds like Bliar eh Val?

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    And me!

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    But I am Anonymous!

  48. 48
    M says:

    did the job get advertised outside of the company ?
    Did anyone else apply for the job ?
    If there was a interview panel ?
    who was on it ?
    Are not these the normal procedures for business hiring staff ?
    I’m sure every thing was above board though , we are talking MPs here !

  49. 49
    JadedJean (aka Statist) says:

    Google my name on the BBC website to find out more…

  50. 50
    Vazjazzle says:

    By the way Val, is private health insurance now Labour policy too?

  51. 51
    Mrs Vaz says:

    Ha ha!

    How you little people make me laugh!

  52. 52
    Mrs Vaz says:

    Well legal insurance certainly is.

    No little upstart constituents will be sueing me, and that’s a fact.

  53. 53
    Silk cushions on expenses says:

    All by the name of Vaz are the same.

  54. 54
    You forgot to add says:

    “and dead dodgy”.

  55. 55
    Maximus says:

    You do know what school he attended? He should fit in easily.

  56. 56
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Which office does 17 year old Liberty work in? Boaz.

  57. 57
    EdButLookBalls says:

    And I thought that when you labour it meant you were employed?!

  58. 58
    Slippery Slope says:

    Hypocrite of the first order. Well done for pointing this out Guido.

  59. 59
    nowotimeen says:

    Remove the postal vote and watch the unemployment rate tumble.

  60. 60
    Diane Fatbutt says:

    More greasy Vaz. Joyfully helping herself to our money.

    They let anyone into Latymer these days, it seems. Hey, Latymer’s nowhere near that shithole called Walsall, full of benefits claimants and people who cannot find jobs? Why no, it’s quite close to me.

    And she gave her daughter a hippie name. How trite. At least she tried to wallpaper over the Vaz bit.

  61. 61
    Kinnochio says:

    You aer all missing the fact that
    1) the shortlist for this job was 100% wimmin and effnik
    2) Liberty is precious, so precious it must be rationed

  62. 62
    Observer says:

    She should be your niece! Not taking banjo lessons by the way.

  63. 63
    Tony B Liar says:

    No Keith she is not your love child. No one loves you!

  64. 64

    Laytmer Upper School being Keith Vaz’s old school, not the school can be particularly proud of that.

  65. 65
    Private Frazer says:

    We’re ALL DOOMED laddie.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Yes but I know who I am!

  67. 67
    sproggingforbenefits says:

    Lo & behold her daughter is the best candidate .. .
    After a Labour type fair and equitable, diversity first interview

  68. 68
    Isajezebel says:

    Jag gillar inte slarviga sekunds.

  69. 69
    Mrs Jack Dromey says:

    I am a shoo in

  70. 70
    Baroness Warsi says:

    This far too much of this fiddling going, you wouldn’t catch me doing anything like this!

  71. 71
    ModBot says:

    This is an adult blog for English speakers, sir. Please re-examine the specifications on the last page of your manual before commenting further. *Parp*

  72. 72
    sayyestonepotism says:

    Is it just a coincidence that applications for the post need to be sent to townsendpj@parliament.uk. Could that email address possibly belong to husband of Mrs Vaz, Paul Townsend?

  73. 73
    Harriet Harm Men says:

    That’s beause they haven’t had enough Labour yet. Give it another 100 years and our policies will take effect

  74. 74
    Mark Swastika, PCS says:

    Labour are experts at it. Look at Harperson and her husband, Tony Benn, Shirley Williams etc. Pass down the fiefdom from father to son

  75. 75
    Dianne Abbott says:

    Any Labour MP who sends their kids to private school should be deselected

  76. 76
    ignatius spunkwell says:

    let your arse be the judge: try sofa government

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    good share!!keep go on!!!nice post!!

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