August 10th, 2012

Bradford Routing Haunts Labour –
Watson Amassing Troops in Corby

The joke doing the rounds this morning in Labour circles is:

“Rupert Murdoch has three months to take out the trash. If he wanted to kill someone he could probably get away with it. Tom is now so obsessed with Corby he thinks it’s Ed’s Crewe.”

Labour sources tell Guido that they are determined not to see a repeat of their Bradford by-election shambles. Former Brownite boot-boys Watson and Ian Austin are off to Louise Mensch’s old constituency, along with half the party staff. They’ve despatched a team to find a decent office as at the moment they are working from the Labour Club. Gordon Paterson, former Labour Yorkshire organiser, is in charge of field operations at the moment and will probably be the agent. Labour confirmed to Guido last night that leave has already been cancelled. Dozens of HQ staff have been told they have to go up there full time.

Political advisers and the policy team are rather grumpy because they are being told there will be daily mini-buses from London and that they are all expected to be on them. Ed has also told staff in the leader’s office that he wants them up there: “some of them don’t mind to be honest because nice to be out of office but others moaning.” One insider even says there has been talk of conference being scaled back. General Secretary Iain McNicol has apparently told staff that Corby is the single biggest party priority now until November. Everything else is now secondary, including Police Commissioner elections. 

Gone is the complacency of Bradford and it’s all hands to the deck. Obviously that is not what they are saying publicly though – as Guido revealed last night – the line is “we’re not going to win”.

Thankfully the candidate has deigned to cut short his south of France holiday and is out on the stump.

Better late than never…


  1. 1
    Hopeful says:

    Really hope the people see through Labour and have lost trust in the Tories.

    When all else fails, try something new.

    UKIP anyone?


    • 10
      ex-Tory voter says:



      • 46
        Dave says:

        Jolly hockey sticks!


        • 63
          Hang The Bastards says:

          UKIP has to run. Just look at the results of the latest People Pledge.


          • Stoke says:

            All of our problems are solved with Ukip.

            Total bollocks.


          • Mervyn says:

            Yes! The price of raw materials and energy rose at an annualised 15% in July, thanks to all my money printing for the banksters. And we still get away with telling the little people inflation has gone away and our money printing doesn’t cause inflation, ha! G_d, I love crucifying the dumb schmuck goyim!


    • 13
      filipinomonkey says:

      I think the SNP would have a better chance…


    • 27
      Corby Office Manager says:

      Sure, you can have the office Mr Twatson, as long as the rent and security deposit is paid up front in full.

      Are you OK Mr. Twatson, you look like you are having a stroke?


    • 42

      UKIP is a symptom, not a cure. Cameron out.


      • 55 says:

        Liblabcon is a disease.


        • 67
          Anonymous says:

          UKIP is an electorally useless comfort blanket. Cons just need new leadership.


          • Andrew Efiong says:

            Vote UKIP = let Labour in through the back door.

            I like UKIP’s ideas but all their people seem to be a bunch of twilight nutters. Farage, Helmer etc, they’re all eccentric, raving types.


          • Farage is a showman, a good one too. He gets himself noticed which is the only thing you can do in an also-ran party in Britain.

            Your initial assertion is unfortunately correct.


          • says:

            New leadership my arse. The Tories are barely better than Labour in most areas. Their policy on Europe is almost identical and Europe is now are master and we have to lick its boots. Our immigration policy is a shambles because of EU law. On energy we still subsidise wind farms heavily even though they are so inefficient. This makes our energy bills much higher than they should be. A new leader like yet another remote, upper-class twit like Boris who favours an amnesty for immigrants is the Tory’s latest solution. Is it feck. The Tories are the disaster party who started mass immigration and have done feck all to curb EU power. They have also raised taxes (VAT) and increased spending on the shambolic NHS. The Tories are not the solution. They are part of the problem.


          • Egaraf says:



          • says:

            The Tories took us INTO the EEC and the EU. They are the bullshitters and they have been bullshitting for decades. But you don’t need to swallow it.

            They are also giving away millions of our money to fund things like India’s space program while British people have to do without drugs.


          • Egaraf says:

            Give us the link on where UK is funding the Indian space programme – I can’t find it and am beginning to think it’s more ukip BULLSHIT.


          • says:

            Oh yes and it was the Tories would have got us to join the Euro if the markets hadn’t saved us from doing so. No bullshit. Just the plain honest truth which most people don’t want to hear. They prefer to be lied to and then whinge when politicians are found not to be all that honest. I could have made it all up but I don’t need to.


          • says:


            “India spends tens of billions on defence and hundreds of millions a year on a space programme. In those circumstances, it would be unacceptable to give them aid even if they were begging us for it”.


      • 173
        Marion the cat says:

        Given that it would take a Boris sized earthquake for the Conservatives to win the next GE, then what makes most sense, a tribal tick in the box, and let Dave limp on until the next night of the long knives, or a very loud and clear statement that we have had enough of their EU and socialist principal compliance. Don’t make no difference to the country (don’t kid yourself that voting con will control the situation). Remember Dave is in partnership with the LibDems because he wouldn’t countenance and electoral pact with UKIP. TWAT.


        • 176
          hughffish says:

          This ‘FACT’ is based on the flawed premise that every one of the votes actually cast for UKIP would, in the event of an electoral pact by which it would withdraw its candidate from marginal constituencies, be turned into an automatic vote for the Conservative candidate on the ballot paper.

          For sure, some would accept being controlled like a voting automaton but others would pick some other candidate for many reasons – including revulsion at such naked haggling for their vote.

          Still others would stay away, or write in names of ‘missing’ candidates instead.

          Anecdotal ‘evidence’ claims that there is a ceiling of 10% on the proportion of the electorate that’s willing to pick minority parties in a Parliamentary vote:

          ‘Adamantine Assurances’ in a General Election pact regarding (say) Britain’s stepping back from full membership of the EU would have an energising, if chaotic, effect.


    • 58
      A complete and utter Twunt, - he who managed to throw away an Election against the Great Twunt says:

      I say you jolly chaps!! Not even Tony would have lost!!

      And I’ve failed to do even just one of the things the common people expected of me.

      I’m so unworthy, – I’ll put my head in a bag and resign!!!

      What?? Wattage??


    • 69
      To funny says:

      Labour are bankrupt i guess all the staff being drafted in are there to make leaflets on the cheap with glitter and pasta shells. LOL


    • 132
      Communist Britain says:

      With Cameron and Osborne running the Conservative party there is no other option for a Tory to vote UKIP.

      A vote for Labour, Conservative or Liberal is a vote for socialism and Europe.


    • 159
      A pedantic matelot says:

      It’s either ‘all hands on deck’ or ‘all hands to the pumps’. Smack on the head for mini-Guido.


  2. 2
    A black or white cat says:

    OT but there are remarkable pictures coming out of China of a huge and apparently effective strike by businesses against tax collectors. Most shops in the city of Shenyang have closed in protest against being shaken down by tax inspectors who were pretending to be looking for counterfeit goods but using their inspections as a pretext to issue arbitrary fines. (Even food shops have shut in protest at being ill-treated)


  3. 3
    alexei romanov says:

    Being Corby the press will be creasing themselves.


  4. 4
    UKIP convert says:

    So what happens if CMD, a fully signed up disciple of St.Toxic Tony, he who walks on water.That CMD decides to have a ‘EU referendum in Nov ’12’ by calling a snap GE, after losing the boundaries changes vote as a result of Cleggys tantrum as he promised……

    I know I should go & sit in a darkened room to even contemplate this disciple of St.Toxic Tony would allow the great unwashed to have such a vote. Who knows what may happen this autumn, certainly Ed Millieturd The Minor, doesn’t have a clue, but perhaps it will hasten the final bankruptcy ZanuLieLabor, a real cause worth fighting for……IMHO…..


  5. 5
    Observer says:

    How will London Labour’s deployment of all these staff fit into election expenses?


    • 8
      DidiBot says:

      Da BBC come an’ mak’ us sleep da slepp ob de just!


    • 12
      Labour Controlled Waltham Forest says:

      We hide things like that that in the basement of the town hall and then tell everyone they can’t be accessed because of asbestos.


    • 165
      Tiger Tiger says:

      Will their MP’s have to become even more creative with their expense claims to generate the cash required?


  6. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s arl hands tae tha’ cock – an’ nae bigots on bord ye ken!


  7. 11
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Bloody hell fire!! – with this many Jocks the tribal labour vote should clinch it – or are the SNP going to field a candidate?

    “Scottish migration to Corby has created a unique population in the borough, evidenced most clearly in the ‘Corby accent’, referred to as ‘Corbyite’, which is often described as sounding Glaswegian. The link with Scotland is a strong feature of the area: according to the 2001 Census, there were 10,063 Scottish-born in the Corby Urban Area – 18.9% of the population. A further 1.3 per cent were born in Northern Ireland. It has been estimated that a further third of the population are Scottish or of Scottish descent.”


    • 20
      Day O de Day ay ay Oh says:

      Nuttin new here. De Scots have bin emigratin’ since time immemorial.


    • 21
      Backwoodsman says:

      Oh dear ! The labour london luvies aren’t going to be impressed when they get off the mini bus. Corby is the shithole’s shithole.
      Staff objecting to go, would walk an industrial tribunal – ‘cruel and unnatural, degradng, etc. etc.l


      • 50

        Have Labour thought this one out? Flogging up the M1 in the rush hour, putting in a day’s work then flogging back again at 9pm for a 6.00 am start 7 days a week until November is really going to lift morale at Labour HQ. If I was a transport minister I’d be looking for some essential motorway repairs between Luton and Northampton for the Autumn. Of course, they could always go by train and reap some of the benefits of 13 years of Labour transport policy…..


        • 51
          Do as I say says:

          Is Twatson going to be making the same daily commute?
          Or is it just the Labour minions.


          • smoggie says:

            It’s a 2 hour trip at the best of times. Don’t envy the grunts this one. But then sacrifices must be made in the long march towards a socialist utopia.


        • 65
          The Fat Owl of the Remove says:

          >Have Labour thought this one out?

          Thinking things out isn’t in their DNA, as the years since (and including) beardy twat Keir Hardie amply demonstrate.


      • 166
        Tiger Tiger says:

        How will the locals react to this horde of incomers telling them what to do? Not quite the same tribe are they?


  8. 14
    Tay King-dePisse, on the night shift says:

    I just KNEW that picture of Tommy Boy reminded me of somebody:

    “Yuh got a real ginuwine pair o’ Benjamin Franklin’s bifocals, huh? T’aint worth but about twenty bucks, thass as high as Ah’ll go…(cut to talking head interview) That dumb ass son o’ mine’d prob’ly have give ‘im a hunnert…Big Hoss and Chumlee, they’d’a gave away the store…”


  9. 16
    albacore says:

    And so how will the Tories respond to this threat?
    The same way they’re attacking the national debt
    Immigration, taxation and the deficit?
    Tart up Dave in a kilt. He’ll make such a great hit


  10. 22
    Grollace says:

    Corby’s a Gonna.
    Time to talk with Clegg.
    Free fees for English Students.
    Pass it on.


  11. 23
    annette curton says:

    Bob Hoskins has let himself go a bit,… known for playing Cockneys, psychopaths, and gangsters (wiki).


    • 66
      The Fat Owl of the Remove says:

      Poor taste, annette, if I may say so. Parkinson’s Disease is no joke, as Michael will attest.


      • 80
        That £11billon Dave spends on foreign aid could have found a cure says:


        It’s often described it as a disease that causes “slowness of movement, rigidity of the muscles and tremors.”

        I’d describe it thus: Alzheimer’s disease comes along, mashes your brain, and kills you. Parkinson’s comes along, mashes your brain, and leaves you alive to suffer.


    • 146
      annette curton says:

      What’s PK got to do with Fatson?.


      • 154
        The Fat Owl of the Remove says:

        Crossed wires, sorry … didn’t realize you were referring to the pic. Maybe you haven’t heard that Hoskins has announced he is suffering from this horrible complaint.


        • 156
          annette curton says:

          No I didn’t, political comment only, might be controversial at times but I hope I’m not malicious.


  12. 25
    Kinnochio says:

    The food in Corby is “totally and utterly” unsuited to the palate of the Islington luvvies “working” for Labour.

    The EU will donate a mountain of “Avocado mousse” and Ardenne pate to support its stooges in their campaign.


    • 59
      Alexsandr says:

      do you not think they will like lorne sausage sandwiches and haggis tapas then?


    • 167
      Tiger Tiger says:

      Perhaps they will be the locals’ new food supply. Hunter-gathering may be the new economy, and London luvvies could be the best source of protein the area is likely to see.


  13. 26
    Confucius, He says:

    The trouble with going to bed early is that you wake up fucking early.


  14. 36
    Patrick Power says:

    Enough of this negative spin bollocks.

    I’m laying Labour at 1/8 to WIN Corby.

    Anyone want to stake £80,000 to win £10,000.

    It’s like buying money.


  15. 40
    The tit in no. 10 says:

    We need more houses for all the immigrants but the builders need an incentive.
    I know ! I’ll give them all a free ploughman’s.
    Eric, can I have a word ?


    • 48
      annette curton says:

      Houses, education, jobs, health care, no joined up thinking, just carry on letting 500 thousand people a year in and wait til the pressure cooker explodes.


      • 62 says:

        More pressure on those plus on energy requirement (but no problem we can always build more fecking useless fecking wind-fans) and water (when we have a drought after a dry spell of five minutes and when it does rain and we have more houses built on flood plains, guess what?). Then there are all the extra problems with more road traffic and rail travel.

        Here’s a brilliant idea. Let’s increase our population another 10%. How could that not help Britain? And all thanks to the Liblabcon trio who fool millions of simpletons that they know what they are doing.


        • 90
          Anonymous says:

          They doo know what they are doing UKIP;unfortunately for us they fail to take into account the ever present Law of Unintended Consequences.


    • 79
      smoggie says:

      Easy solution would be to kick out everyone who votes UKIP at the next election. They don’t want to be part of the EU so let’s give ‘em the next best thing – deportation to a non-EU country. Turkey or such like. Then their houses and jobs can be given to the immigrants who have voted for the EU with their feet. Problem solved; everyone’s happy, especially those of us who are fed up of the incessant whining.


      • 119
        AC1 says:

        UKIP upsetting your beloved Dave a bit too much?

        Maybe all 7 people who think Dave’s not rubbish should emigrate and setup their own bureaucratopia.


      • 160
        Anonymous says:

        Quisling Cameron supports Turkish entry to the EU. Even the continental quislings won’t go that far.


  16. 47
    Anonymous says:

    As Nigel Farage said recently, it really doesn’t matter what lot you decide to vote for. We’re run by Brussels any way and all you do is give a great lifestyle to the person who wins.

    While the population suffers in austerity, politicians can still live the high life with their lovely gold plated pensions, expenses and salaries. And even if they do, inadvertently claim too much, they can always pay it back with no prosecution or questions asked!

    Don’t bother voting, it really will not benefit you in the end!


  17. 57
    Anonymous says:

    All this money and man hours at such an early start for the campaign.Will there be enough left to fight the campaign.Hope Patersons a good cook.


  18. 64

    AT LAST !

    But Dave will offer them all a home here no doubt !

    Well done Mr Hollande


    • 68

      The first line says it all for me
      Greece have already rounded up 6000 and deported them , yet we are denied the right to even deport single individuals under the same rules


      • 81
        'Dave' says:

        Oh gosh – that’s OK by me!! Mustn’t upset Brussles – what??


      • 168
        Tiger Tiger says:

        Support exports. Can the lot of them and sell the meat back to their starving compatriots. Give away any surplus as the new aid programme, we must save money. Maybe those Indian astronauts would appreciate a good P*aki!


  19. 70
    John says:

    Can I point out that it is not “it’s all hands to the deck”, it’s “all hands on deck”, or “all hands to the pump”.
    My Burnham, my ,English master would be proud of me …


  20. 72

    Three headlines in the mail and already i feel beter this morning !

    This is by far the best news for a long time


    • 91
      Well it's a thought says:

      Can’t have Camoron doing nasty things like that, only the left can do that without being called racist, if Camoron threw illegals out , twatson and his army would be screaming and throwing their toys out of their collective prams, imagine the lawyers they would think they have won the Lotto.


      • 169
        Tiger Tiger says:

        Yes, deport all the lefties along with their proteges. Give them a chance to do some reverse diversification and enrichment.


    • 99
      m#db#o#t's going m#a#d a#gai#n to#day says:

      That good news is tempered by the fact that Dave and his europhile cronies continue to throw £53million of our wages, every day, at the EU, at a failed project that we’re almost certainly going to leave.

      Every day that Dave dithers and clings to the forlorn hope of getting a big plush office in Brussels at our expense is another day when we’re haemorrhaging cash. So far this month, Dave’s thrown £497million of our wages at the EU; how much more will he p#ss-away between now and our EU-exit day?


      • 174
        Marion the cat says:

        Just how do you know that he hasn’t already been promised that sinecure in Brussels, I’m betting he knew it was his for the taking within days after he took office. One for Clegg as well !!!!!


  21. 74
    nellnewman says:

    PhilHope was the last labour MP in Corby .He claimed more than £40k on furniture and garden furniture for a one bed gardenless flat in london. Most of the stuff then turned up at his corby house.

    I wonder if the people of corby have forgotten that yet. Oh and I’d love to see old twatson campaigning on the streets of Oundle which is also part of the corby constituency. Oundle is as blue tory as it gets . Go on a Thursday (street market day) Tom they’ll all happily tell you what they think to thieving labour and your boy Ed.


    • 87
      smoggie says:

      Watson will not be seen except holding court at the bar of one of Corby’s finest hotels.


    • 88
      Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

      You’d be lost without Google wouldn’t you nell, dear?


      • 94
        smoggie says:

        You’d be lost without Nell to stalk. Some life you have.


        • 102
          Don Nobsworthy says:

          Yeah. Fuck off, Elsie. Pick on someone your own age, FFS.


          • Marion the cat says:

            OT. There is a car parked outside my house with the registration starting FFS, what happened to the department that stopped the likes of TIT and BRA and FUK etc., etc.


        • 107
          non-existent sub-ed says:

          +1 Get lost, you old bag. This comment board is supposed to be a sterile, controlled environment and the smell of your wee is overpowering.


  22. 82
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Labour working to win by-election’. Now that’s what I call news.


  23. 84
    Andrew Efiong says:

    We’ll see what the Conservatives do.

    Will Dave get complacent (the story of his life) or will the campaign be as tight and heated as a Corby trouser press?


  24. 92

    And just another example of how Europe is ripping the piss out of British taxpayers !


  25. 92
    Martin Wheatley says:

    Later today,my findings will conclude “That Libor is not fit for purpose”


  26. 100

    Well done to Dave yet again this morning , for giving another £5,000,000 of OUR money to the rebels in Syria
    Dave should be aware that these Muslims have already put all the Christians in
    Syria on notice to get out when they take control
    So Dave , now you are supporting ethnic cleansing in other countries will you be expelling any immigrants from Britain ?

    Thought Not !


    • 109
      Moussa Koussa says:

      errrrrr dont you mean “The Syrian IRA”


    • 120 says:

      But if he didn’t spend the money on supporting terrorists it would only get wasted treating cancer patients.


    • 131
      National Socialist says:

      Yes let’s get rid of Assad and replace him with the Muzzie Brotherhood, because they really like us.


    • 170
      Tiger Tiger says:

      They’re just warming up in the Middle East. Soon they’ll be eliminating Christians and atheists in this country, along with the misguided fools who supported these Islamists.


  27. 108
    Moussa Koussa says:

    That will be Sir Thomas Watson of West Bromwich.



  28. 112
    National Socialist says:

    In an effort to get to sleep last night, I attempted to frame some questions to any future referendum on the EU, just in case I was ever asked to perform this duty. I am a deluded individual.

    To keep it simple, I used the GCSE multiple choice model:

    Let us imagine it is 2016 (ignore who may or may not be in power) – how would the British public vote?

    The questions are (and you may answer only one) – with regard to GB’s future relationship with the EU:

    (a) You wish for us to continue as we are, wherever it may lead us

    (b) You wish our relationship to ‘freeze’ as it is at present, with no further integration, nor powers being ceded to Brussels

    (c) You wish for the UK to renegotiate its position in the EU

    (d) You wish for the UK to leave the EU

    I would humbly suggest that the result would be (c).

    Your thoughts?


    • 124
      m#db#o#t's going m#a#d a#gai#n to#da#y says:

      My guess would be (c), too, but it’s far too wishy-washy. Dave’s already críp#pled our negotiations with the EU by telling them there are no circumstances where he’d consider pulling Britain out. He’s flunked it. He can make an effort at “renegotiate” if he likes, but only from a position of self-inflicted weakness. The EU will tell him (and through him, us) to get stuffed and things will carry on as per (a).


    • 171
      Tiger Tiger says:

      It does not matter what the public thinks. These matters are decided for them by their owners. If voting becomes unavoidable, the standard method is to repeat the exercise until the desired answer is attained, and then to cease.


  29. 114
    Still nasty, still nazi says:

    Last night’s documentary, Young, Bright and on the Right, showed the ugly, racist, vile, nazi-song singing, anti-s*mitic side of young tories at oxbridge. All credit to the two tory students featured who wanted no part of it and were treated shabbily because they went to state schools.


    • 130
      Dressed in an SS officer's uniform, Ed Balls says:

      I can’t wait to get back into power. Hopefully we’ll be able to start another war that kills 100,000 or more civilians. Like we did last time.

      Remember: it’s the Tories who are nasty. Not us.


    • 155
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Just watched it – 59.05 minutes of what? All that made an impression on me that one of the chaps featured kept mentioning biscuits! FFS.


  30. 122
    BB says:

    It appears that the National Socialists at the BBC are interested in Eugenics propaganda

    Watch the Olympics last night we were subject to a state sponsored information film about how black athletes have dominated the sprinting events for more than 40 years

    Luckily black athlete Micheal Johnson balanced the BBC argument that black athletes are superior to white athletes. He stated that is somewhat more complicated than genetics/

    The BBC based their comments on the fact that only one white athlete has broken the 10 second barrier – is this how the BBC see the world?

    The BBC are out of control


    • 133
      Ah! Monika says:

      I saw that and cringed at the childlike mis-understanding of natural selection. Darwin and Dawkins would have cringed as well.

      Brain to muscle reaction time, length of levers in thigh knee and foot are just a few of the likely hundreds of factors.

      To out-run a hungry cheetah, you don’t need to run faster than a cheetah, just faster than your mate.


    • 137
      Nullbymouth says:

      Funny how we can ‘stereotype’ with a compliment and its just dandy, but if we ‘stereotype’ mussies at airports by searching more people with beards and silly clothes than grandmothers and children we are wicked racists !!


    • 153
      Sunshine says:

      It was interesting. The piece failed to explain however why Brazilians are so relatively poor at sprinting compared to the Jamaicans.


  31. 128
    Oi vey says:

    Tory MP learns lover’s Hebrew language and puts the £678 cost of lessons on expenses

    Nick Boles has spent £678.80 on studying Hebrew after entering into a civil partnership with Shay Meshulam last year.


  32. 135
    A campaigner in Corby says:

    Of course I’ll still love you after the election.


    • 138
      A Candidate says:

      “I’ve set Corby town centre as a ‘favourite location’ on my TomTom, so I’ll be able to find my way back here whenever I want. Which will be never.”


      • 147
        Sir William Waad says:

        At the last general election, Waad Magna declared itself a campaign-free zone. Not that anyone bothers to campaign here but I recommend the idea to you townies.


  33. 139
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    Now look her,

    I will introduce Indian Dancing and have a meeting with the Jamaican athletics team to have “Nuh English,Straight Patois” in all schools next term.


  34. 140
    Quite says:


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