August 14th, 2012

Benefactor Bails Out Bankrupt Bloggers, But Still They Beg

Last week Guido revealed how bankrupt bloggers Left Foot Forward were in such dire financial straits that they had resorted to advertising for slave labour interns. After managing to raise only a third of their target since the online busking began, a “generous donor” has now agreed to match every pound given in a double-your-money guarantee. Judging by the furious reaction of their readers to the news that they were refusing to even pay for lunch and travel expenses for their unpaid young staff, it’s hardly surprising they are relying on a wealthy individual to keep them afloat. Maybe if they paid their interns people would be more willing to part with their cash…


11 Comments

  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Relying on other people’s money and treating young staff like dirt? What a disgrace.

    Can you please name the people behind this shabby website so we be sure to remember them. I know Will “dynasty” Straw is involved but who else is a shameful hypocrit?

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  2. 2
    Left Foot Cuban Heel says:

    We have our host to attach to, we are happy to suck at the teat.

    We have ordered extra rations of camomile tea and cheroots.

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  3. 3
    Bogeyman says:

    See Rusbridger over at the Guardian, the paper that wages war on internships. He’ll have some to spare. Even his own daughter started as one.

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  4. 4
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s already cost him £7.50!

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  5. 5
    Mr Gove A.K.A Pob says:

    Yes, they should just marry someone with a proper job (maybe a lawyer?) and live off their earnings, whilst making pin money from their political blog and selling stories to the gutter press.

    Don’t you agree gweedo?

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  6. 6
    ShowBizforuglypeople says:

    Yes, they should just marry someone with a proper job (maybe a lawyer?) and live off their earnings, whilst making pin money from their political blog and selling stories to the gutter press.

    Don’t you agree gweedo?

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  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    None other than the shadow Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves M.P. has no less than 6 unpaid interns, is it no wonder that this vile coalition is getting it so easy , by carrying on vile Labour,s policies.

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  8. 8
    HenryV says:

    How many of these unpaid interns are from working class or underclass families? And how many are from middle class families?

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  9. 9
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Left Foot Forward should dell the Big Issue if they want money.

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  10. 10

    “Maybe if they paid their interns people would be more willing to part with their cash…”

    Guido, this is the Labour Party you are talking about. Getting someone else’s money to pay for their activities is a Core Socialist Value, obviously more of a Core Value than taking the economic theory of the Value of Labour to it’s logical conclusion. Even Labour supporters like Jimmy aren’t dim enough to throw cash at a union-controlled political party.

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    • 11
      Stalin's Ghost. says:

      Grumpy is absolutely right.
      I never paid for interns etc as I shipped all such trash out to gulags to work for nothing on starvation rations in wild wasteland.
      Labour, BBC, unions and all left wing followers are simply following my lead – nothing wrong with that, except they are too soft – grass eaters compared to me.

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