August 29th, 2012

Corby Tories Back Strauss in Local Media

The local press in Corby like the idea of Andrew Strauss knocking Labour’s Andy Sawford for six, as does one local Conservative councillor they have quoted:

‘Corby borough councillor Rob McKellar said: “I couldn’t rule out voting for Andrew Strauss as a Conservative candidate if the rumours were to be true. I would like our next MP to be somebody who lives in the constituency and who has Corby and East Northamptonshire at heart.

But that is not to say a high-profile candidate couldn’t achieve this, while raising the profile of the area at the same time.”’

Howzat?


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  1. 1
    Ed Millibandwagon says:

    FU 8ilyy! ;)

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    • 3
      Bowser says:

      Looks like he’s hitting them for six.

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      • 48
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        I think it was his former Butler, Pietersen, who hit the sixes for him. Gentlemen do not risk such exertion.

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      • 68
        Archie says:

        I wonder who thought of putting Strauss up to bat? Too clever a move for Osborne or Cameron, I trow!

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    • 8
      David CastIron Cameron says:

      I would just like to remind you that taxpayer’s money is still funding the Guardian through the jobs advertisement.

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    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      The election results I’ve posted show that UKIPs relatively small vote was more than enough to rob Cameron of a majority in all those 20 seats. Furthermore this was the vote for UKIP before Cameron formed a coalition with the Lib Dems and before major cuts were announced. Now it cannot be denied that UKIP are gaining in popularity at the same time as the Tories seem to be an utter shambles. They are struggling with the economy through no fault perhaps of their own. However they have made no impact whatsoever on immigration and they stick slavishly to the “Human Rights Act” thereby leaving an angry public paying to keep foreign criminals and terrorists at their expense. They refuse to hold an in/out Referendum and piss about with issues like gay marriage and reforming the House of Lords and wasting billions on foreign aid
      All this at a time when many of the normal hard working Conservative electorate are struggling to make ends meet.

      Now I understand that UKIP will almost certainly make an easy win for Labour in the next election
      But unless the Tories start to behave like the Conservatives we voted for we may as well vote Labour forever because there is little difference between all the main parties at present. The Tories need to loose the next election in order to bring them back down to earth and to make them realise they are there to represent those who elected them and not their own unrepresentative interests or that of their EU masters.

      In the past Cameron has dismissed UKIP as “Fruitcakes, Nutters and Racists” Well you and I know that these fruitcakes will become Lions at the next election and give him a bite in the arse that will end his political career. Time is running out, as are many Tory donators and supporters and they now have to offer cut-price tickets to their conference, they must act NOW!!!!!!!

      Immediate EU in/out referendum
      No Foreign Aid
      No Gay Marriage
      Massive clamp down on immigration
      End the Human Rights Charter

      Here is a list of all the seats UKIP spoiled for the Tories at the last election and this was before they formed an alliance with the Liberals.
      I cannot see the Tories winning again unless they hold an in/out Referendum on the EU BEFORE the next election.
      Cameron must be stupid if he thinks anyone will believe a promise of referendums after the next election, it’s time he went.

      Bolton West:
      Labour 18,329; Conservative 18,235; UKIP 1,901
      Derby North:
      Labour 14,896; Conservative 14,283; UKIP 829
      Derbyshire NE:
      Labour 17,948: Conservative 15,503; UKIP 2,636
      Dorset mid & Poole:
      Labour 21,100; Conservative 20,831; UKIP 2,109
      Dudley North:
      Labour 14,923; Conservative 14,274; UKIP 3,267
      Great Grimsby:
      Labour 10,777: Conservative 10,063: UKIP 2,043
      Hampstead & Kilburn:
      Labour 17,332; Conservative 17,290; UKIP 408
      Middlesbrough South:
      Labour 18,138; Conservative 16,461; UKIP 1,881
      Morley (Ed Balls):
      Labour 18,365; Conservatives 17,264; UKIP 1,506
      Newcastle-Under-Lyme:
      Labour 16,393; Conservatives 14,841; UKIP 3,491
      Plymouth Moor View:
      Labour 15,433; Conservatives 13,845; UKIP 3,188
      Solihull:
      Liberal 23,635; Conservatives 23,460; UKIP 1,200
      Somerton & Frome:
      Liberal 28,793; Conservatives 26,976; UKIP 1,932
      Southampton Itchen:
      Labour 16,326; Conservatives 16,134; UKIP 1,928
      St Austell & Newquay:
      Liberal 20,189; Conservatives 18,877; UKIP 1,757
      St Ives:
      Liberal 19,619; Conservatives 17,900; UKIP 2,560
      Telford:
      Labour 15,977; Conservatives 14,996; UKIP 2,428
      Walsall North:
      Labour 13,385; Conservatives 12,395; UKIP 1,737
      Walsall South:
      Labour 16,211; Conservatives 14,456; UKIP 3,449
      Wells:
      Liberal 24,560; Conservatives 23,760; UKIP 1,711
      Wirral South:
      Labour 16,276; Conservatives 15,745; UKIP 1,274

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      • 52
        Raving Loon says:

        TL;DR

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      • 53
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        A bit unkind of Dave (to fruitcakes, nutters and racists).

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        • 59

          You must be sooo fucking proud to have shackled the country to having to make concessions to the sandal wearing twats that are the Limp Dumbs, just to keep LieBore out.

          Why don’t you and Crash fucking Bandicoot take all of your ill gotten, EU funded, gains, cash in your tax efficient Jersey Education Trust and stop pretending to be anything but the shifty, snidey, spiv hucksters, out for power and influence for personal reasons that you really are.

          You are as much use as turd polish, but with all of the self important twadle that all politicos spout to cover their vacant fucking moral fibre.

          Nice typing though.

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      • 56
        jgm2 says:

        Some (okay, about half) of those seats are indeed ‘natural’ T*ry seats but the rest are northern shitholes who, even if they had voted T*ry this time, will eventually revert to form.

        As John Major and his wafer-thin majority reminds us, a teeny majority would be as fragile as the coalition. If the T*ries had won all 20 of those seats and had a (what would it be – majority of ten (say) then all those natural Labour seats and their T*ry MPs would be just as likely to veto any real cuts for fear of losing their seats as the Liberals are.

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  2. 2
    Kev Pietersun says:

    Vote Liebor. The London version

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  4. 5
    Nad the Sage says:

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      jgm2 says:

      Esther Ranzen was standing for the Esther Ranzen Party.

      Though, with the high legacy Scottish contingent they should have somebody stand for the S&P. I bet they wouldn’t lose their deposit.

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    • 13
      Overexitement says:

      I think you mean excited, Nads.

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  5. 6
    200 complaints about BBC muslim sitcom says:

    I really didn’t expect this! They’re always such mellow, warm people, never angry or violent.

    New BBC comedy ‘Citizen Khan’ has received complaints after some viewers deemed it offensive to Muslim people.

    The show, which aired on Monday night, has been accused of ‘taking the mickey out of Islam’ and was also criticised for portraying a heavily made-up girl wearing a hijab.

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    • 7
      200 complaints about BBC muslim sitcom says:

      I never take the mickey out of islam. I prefer taking the piss, especially after I’ve had a few alcoholic drinks.

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    • 12
      jgm2 says:

      You give ‘em their own efnic programming and still they piss and moan. I suppose the c*unts would like the BBC to broadcast nothing but calls to prayer interspersed with monotonous readings from the Koran. In arabic.

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      • 16
        Raving Loon says:

        I believe you are looking for the local news in Tower Hamlets. An easy mistake to make, good Sir.

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      • 27
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        Not the BBC, but it sounds like an alternative for Fox News. Even the Voynich manuscript would make sense compared with their usual drivel.

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      • 35
        200 complaints about BBC muslim sitcom says:

        In 10 years time, that’s what we’ll have.

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        • 42
          Backwoodsman says:

          Keep reminding your mp that your prefered solution is a repatriation system for muslims seeking any form of state benefits. Benefits on a tapering scale only payable in person in the economic migrants country of origin.

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    • 14
      Raving Loon says:

      “some viewers deemed it offensive to Muslim people.”

      I find honour killings and genital mutilation offensive, where can I complain?

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      • 20
        jgm2 says:

        ‘Genital mutilation’? You should hear the twists and turns and mental somersaults folk will use to justify circumcision in the 21st century while swooning about female mutilation.

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        • 50
          The Paragnostic says:

          The latest wheeze is to claim that lopping bits of the old fellow off can stop you getting AIDS or some such nonsense.

          The idea that anyone should condone this barbaric practise is abhorrent – surely we are civilised enough not to believe in bronze-age mumbo-jumbo any more?

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      • 21
        Raggie Ramadan Dingdong says:

        Excellent response RL. Poor beggars, they are soooo misunderstood. Religion of pe*ce my arse.

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      • 29
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        I suggest Glasgow council – they deal with such matters daily as a result of the drugs wars up there.

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      • 36
        Halitosis-ridden muzee says:

        This is our country now, kuffar! Now give me my benefits!

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    • 22
      Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

      I watched it and it was reminiscent of “Some mother’s do have them” in the 70’s. Lot’s of stereotypes portrayed.
      It also wasn’t very funny but that is probably irrelevant.

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      alexsandr says:

      the existance of the BBC asian network is racist. why do they need their own publicly funded network?

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  6. 11
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “I would like our next MP to be somebody who lives in the constituency and who has Corby and East Northamptonshire at heart.”

    In other words, “unlike the last tit…”

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  7. 17
    Loungelizard says:

    But can they trust the bugger. He might marry a rock guitarist and piss off to the US of A.

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  8. 23

    An der schönen blauen Corby?

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  9. 25
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    So let me understand the idea; the Conservatives parachute in a candidate with no links to the constituency, who has never had a ‘real’ job (as understood by most electors) and who has just lost to South Africa. Sounds like a winner if you really want to see Labour win. It would take Son of Bollox as the Labour candidate to lose that one.

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  10. 26
    bergen says:

    It would be a good idea if the constituency hadn’t already suffered the consequences of electing a “celebrity” MP-not that I’d heard of that useless woman before 2010.

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  11. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Brilliant.

    So Tories despise it when A-listers like Louise Mensch are dropped in and gifted seats at the expense of local candidates.

    However, offer them a posh boy cricketer and they can’t sign him up quick enough?

    Erm what happened to localism and dedicated politicians rather than self publicists and celebrities?

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    • 34
      jgm2 says:

      It’s the ‘silly season’.

      No chance of Strauss being parachuted in and, even if he were, no hope at all of him being elected.

      Labour has this in the bag. It’s for them to lose. Mind you, they managed to lose to George Galloway so anything is possible.

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      • 60
        SP4BS says:

        “No chance of Strauss being parachuted in”

        So Guido is just trolling. In its original usenet meaning.

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    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      You still breathing, Anonymous? Then fuck off.

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    • 38
      Raving Loon says:

      A bit naive aren’t we?

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  12. 32
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Desperate times. Party dying on its feet seeks usless cricket captain as candidate.

    ‘”I think for a captain to perform his role properly, it’s important you’re not a passenger in the side, but also that people aren’t speculating as to whether you should be in the side or not. I think that would have been too big a distraction to the side going forward.’

    (That’s Strauss speaking, not Cameron in case you wondered).

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    • 45
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      Actually it is the first draft of Geoffrey Howe’s resignation speech to the Commons.

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    • 54

      Is this the same useless cricket captain who was the first to regain the ashes at Lords since 1934? Strange, but somehow very LieBoreite description of success.

      Better to die on your feet than live by begging on your knees, which is where we ALWAYS find ourselves after the Pikey Party, sorry LieBore Party have pissed our future up their socilist paradise wall.

      LieBore Mantra:

      Red rose = good
      Blue tree = bad
      Yellow running dogs = Limp Dumbs

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      • 58
        SP4BS says:

        Perhaps he means that being a cricket captain is of no use to anyone. and perhaps winning a small pot of powder is not a useful thing to have done.

        There you go, I fail the tebbit test.

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  13. 33
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    But will the Tories’ dream turn to Ashes?

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    If the Tories are so keen on a cricketer can I suggest Peter Willey as a local alternative. Ex-Northants player and so tough he once threatened to insert his bat handle in the rear end of Botham if the gentleman didn’t behave. The sight of him managing the mincing matrons in the 1922 Committee would be priceless.

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    • 49
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      One part of that classic commentator phrase, “The bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey”.

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      • 57
        Selohesra says:

        And now over to the Oval for some more balls from John Arlott

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        • 63
          Nostalgist says:

          I liked John Arlott and all that lot. I was never a cricket fan but cricket commentary on the radio, just as a background while snoozing in the summer was wonderful. Then BBC ‘progressives’ and other media types like Sky got at it.

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