August 20th, 2012

Media Darling Harman Puts Press Before People

Back in January Labour’s deputy leader insisted:

“The public worry that the relationship between the press and politicians has been far too close.  It’s fair to say that over 30 years in parliament, I don’t ever remember being described as a “darling of the press”. Harriet Harperson – Hapless Hattie – “she who hates men” – and those are some of the nicer things that have been said.”

Funny then that in the first six months of this year Harman had almost twice as many meetings with members of the press than she did with her own constituents. Between the beginning of January and the end of June Harman had no less than 31 separately listed meetings with media figures, including a “general discussion” with Sun editor Dominic Mohan, whose paper she has accused of “bullying” the Labour Party.

Over the same period Harman held just 18 constituency surgeries. That means she met Camberwell and Peckham residents three times a month, while she met people from the media on average five times a month. Hattie says she’s never been called a darling of the press, Guido is happy to set the record straight…


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  1. 1

    And her hero, Jürgen Habermas of the Frankfurt School is at it again:

    http://bit.ly/Py9UnH

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      Andrew Strauss, the world's shittest cricketer says:

      Frankfurt School? Sound a bit tasty. Think we’ll avoid playing them.

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  2. 2
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    Typical Hattie trying to manipulate the truth.

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  3. 3

    Strange how the left were anti-European when it was a free trade movement and switched to pro-European when it became a vehicle for political manipulation…

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      feel good... says:

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      if the right is straight talking then is it time for the right?
      if we use too much of our left brains then is it time is it time to use our right brains a bit more…..that might release a bit more male energy. is the underlying implication that we need more sex? whoknows?@50shades.com
      .
      is it time for Boris?
      @boris4glory.com

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    HenryV says:

    I can understand why. The residents of Camberwell and Peckham are notorious for selecting cheap restaurants with appalling cellars. And then insist on going Dutch instead of picking up the bill. Shame on you residents of Camberwell and Peckham.

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      Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

      They insist on going Dutch? No, they insist on not paying at all. I bet quite a few of the looters during last year’s riots came from Peckham or Camberwell.

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      • 62
        HenryV says:

        Well that tops it then doesn’t it? The residents of Camberwell and Peckham take their MP to restaurants that allows customers to wear trainers.

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  5. 5
    SP4BS says:

    Oh no. I looked at the photo and was still thinking about julian Assange.

    Point (c) from the previous thread.

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  6. 6
    Hattie Harperson says:

    I don’t bother with little people like constituents when I can get myself in the Press.

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      50 Calibre says:

      Unfortunately even now there are quite a lot of people with short memories and zero grasp on reality who seriously believe that the labour party is still fit to govern after their disastrous time in office and the damage Blair, Bown, supported by Miliband minimus and his thug pal committed on the British people. In some countries thay would have met a similar fate to Gadaffi and it would have been well deserved too.

      Quite why anyone would be sufficiently interested in Harperson’s utterances to even form a view about her defies the test of reasonableness…

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    camel suit says:

    Does anyone take her seriously?

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      50 Calibre says:

      Unfortunately even now there are quite a lot of people with short memories and zero grasp on reality who seriously believe that the labour party is still fit to govern after their disastrous time in office and the damage Blair, Bown, supported by Miliband minimus and his thug pal committed on the British people. In some countries thay would have met a similar fate to Gadaffi and it would have been well deserved too.

      Quite why anyone would be sufficiently interested enough in Harperson’s utterances to even form a view about her defies the test of reasonableness…

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  8. 8

    OK Ah! Monika!

    I know you are lurking there…

    Have you worked out how to post ¾ yet? Have you?

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    smoggie says:

    If I had residents of Peckham knocking on my door, I wouldn’t open it. Fair play 18 times ! She’s earning her wage and again.

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  10. 10
    mv says:

    “Only mongs meet the little people, I stay where the action is”

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    tube_thumper says:

    she has always been a lying hypocritical Hunt

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    Synic says:

    New constituency required under the boundary changes — Rockall — Spike the Harpy on top of it and she can sing about the socialist paradise to her heart’s content and the rest of us can ignore the ghastly bitch for ever.

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  13. 13
    tube_thumper says:

    i said C unt

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  14. 14
    Steve Miliband says:

    ”They know where to find me”

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  15. 15
    Steve Miliband says:

    The Trotters would not vote for Hattie

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    Ms. Dromey says:

    How much longer do I have to put up with her? Don’t I get remission for good behaviour?

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  17. 17

    Are we not speaking to each other today? 14 comments and no replies so far…

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    Nothing better to do says:

    How about calling her Hopeless Hattie Harperson the man hating, socialist, hypocrite?

    I think that covers all her most obvious faults. Bit long though, maybe just Harpie would be better.

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    tangentreality says:

    I note that in her summary of criticisms – most notably that she hates men – she repeats the assertion, but does not challenge it.

    Her silence speaks volumes.

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  20. 35
    Grollace says:

    If Matthew Wright takes a third week off She is the ideal host for the show!!

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  21. 36
    Spring says:

    I hate the fiddling bitch but to be fair, in a day at the constituency she probably sees say 20 people, whereas the press its just a lunch. There is probably no more demand than the days she does. Not everyone wants to see their MP.

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  22. 37
    Ah! Monika says:


    €€
    3/4

    Alt 243 won’t work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. 39
    Anonymous says:

    She “writes” a dire shitty broken record garbage column for the South London Press every week. Maybe the old bag thinks this is somehow adequate.

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  24. 40
    Nemesis says:

    Oh and while your very biased blog focuses on Labour most others are talking about Ken Clarke and his reluctance to go from his position as Justice Minister. Is Cameron a leader or a sheep and will he sack him or do another u-turn?

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  25. 42
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Hypocrisy & Mendacity: both hard-wired into a champagne socialist’s D-N-A.

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  26. 45
    Anonymous says:

    She’s the shadow Sec of State for Culture, Media and Sport. There’s a clue there somewhere.

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  27. 53
    Backwoodsman says:

    She missed out Mad Hattie Harperson, I thought that was the universally accepted form of address for the dotty old cow.
    Either way, another hopeless champagne socialist, who cannot understand that the vast majority of people do not want a hypocritical prat like her attempting to dictate how they live their lives.
    BTW, top photo choice , Fawkes ! Really catches her retarded side !

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    Terrible But True says:

    I was wondering if this was a Levensonesque ‘press’ or an actual all media version that encompasses broadcast, as it is clear, when it suits, some like to maintain the odd notion that the two are somehow different in 24/7 monopolistic swaying of the masses.
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    From the list I see it’s the latter.

    However, guessing having her own hammock in the BBC green rooms, from Today to Newsnight, and having a wee catch-up with Pol & Penny over the watercooler doesn’t count as ‘meetings’.

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    Here's a new French bird to pop your cork about says:

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  30. 63
    Mad frankies older sister says:

    Only met her constituents here times a month? Come on. With Hattie that must rank as a kndness to the poor buggers.

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  31. 66
    Jimmy says:

    Jesus wept.

    Really?

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    blow whale says:

    if she hates men she is paedo friendly, besides criminal convictions, not to forget the expenses scandal, we can take heart she wont be a Police,& Crime Commisioner, though we will have Mr.Expenses Mr.Infidelity Mr.Street Fighter Presscaughtthemoneyman

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  33. 70
    keredybretsa says:

    Guess the Camberwell+Peckham punters are happier reading about her rather than actually meeeting her. Another hypocrit bites the dust.

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    the savant says:

    how does dromey have the courage ….??

    every night …. !!

    oh all right then … even once a month ??

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‘Mr Miliband will not survive the televised leaders’ debates trying to have it both ways on every policy from Syria to an EU referendum. The prime minister may be entirely wrong on issues such as HS2, but at least his position is clear.The Labour leader’s attempt to keep his options open is all very well, but to what end? If he thinks he can avoid taking any big decisions until he’s securely installed in Downing Street, Mr Miliband unfortunately hasn’t a prayer.’



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We also need Zil lanes.


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