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…

UPDATE:

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

A job well done…


77 Comments

  1. 1
    Pig Watch says:

    Oink Oink!!!

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  2. 2
    David R says:

    Oooh, another Labour dynasty.

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    • 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.

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  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:

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

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  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”.

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  5. 6
    Jimmy says:

    MP in hiring family member shock? Whatever next!

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    • 9
      Engineer says:

      Just ‘family values’, eh, Jimmy?

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      • 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.

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    • 11
      M'Lord says:

      Doesn’t make it right.

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    • 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.

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    • 17
      Lord (sic) John Prescott says:

      LABOUR MP in hiring family member shock? Whatever next!

      ftfy Jimmy

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    • 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 !

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  6. 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.

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  7. 10
    keith v says:

    is she my love child !!!!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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

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    • 41
      Anonymous says:

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

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    • 57
      EdButLookBalls says:

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

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    • 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

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  12. 23
    Alan Rusbridger says:

    Quite so! Eh Bella, mon petit chou?

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  13. 24
    SP4BS says:

    “apparently working as a secretary”

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

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    • 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.

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  14. 25
    Anonymous says:

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

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  15. 27
    Nonjob says:

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

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    • 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

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  16. 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?

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  17. 31
    Anonymous says:

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

    Little by little…

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  18. 32
    euro meltdown says:

    Another example of hypocrisy and nepotism.

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  19. 36
    General Bigot says:

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

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  20. 40
    Popeye says:

    Er! Just the one?

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  21. 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?

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  22. 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. )

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  23. 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?

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  24. 50
    Vazjazzle says:

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

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    • 52
      Mrs Vaz says:

      Well legal insurance certainly is.

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

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  25. 53
    Silk cushions on expenses says:

    All by the name of Vaz are the same.

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  26. 58
    Slippery Slope says:

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

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  27. 59
    nowotimeen says:

    Remove the postal vote and watch the unemployment rate tumble.

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  28. 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

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  29. 64

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

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  30. 67
    sproggingforbenefits says:

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

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  31. 68
    Isajezebel says:

    Jag gillar inte slarviga sekunds.

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    • 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*

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    • 76
      ignatius spunkwell says:

      let your arse be the judge: try sofa government

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  32. 70
    Baroness Warsi says:

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

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  33. 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?

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  34. 77
    Anonymous says:

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

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