October 5th, 2012

Pro-Chavez Labour MPs Fly to Venezuela

Opposition activists murdered, shocking human rights abuses and a tyrannical president – Venezuela is a lovely place. That hasn’t stopped a host of Labour MPs from enjoying an all-expenses paid trip to South America so they can “monitor” the upcoming elections. Usual suspects Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn, along with Grahame Morris and ex-Labour MP Colin Burgon are all flying to Venezuela.

At least we can guarantee impartiality, right? Wrong – they all attended a pro-Chavez rally in September. Diane’s people insist to Guido that: “she is there as an official election observer, not to lobby for a particular candidate. She just wants to see a free and fair election”Guido always thought Diane was Caracas…


  1. 1
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    I’ll be on the next flight out.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Owen Jones already there

  3. 3
    Mad Frankie Maude says:

    “Guido always thought Diane was Caracas.”

    Well I’m “Barking” and proud of my roots.

  4. 4

    Hugo must have offered an “all you can eat buffet.”

    Why send LieBore MP’s? Oh yes, right… postal “votes”, shoo in PM, illegal rendition.

    Naturals for the “job”. Just surprised the Strawman wasn’t there as well.

    Trough directions, Diane? Just follow your nose.

  5. 5
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Of course. Free and fair elections just so long as ‘their’ man wins.

  6. 6
    Burley is thick as pigshit says:

  7. 7
    ToonBob... says:

    Fat cat?

  8. 8
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Another thought: Abbott flew? Seriously? I don’t think there are any aircraft strong enough.
    Her bill for excess baggage must make for interesting reading.

    I wonder if they’ll all put the jolly on expenses…

  9. 9
    Lord Effingham says:

    They are such santimonious, two faced, grabbing bastards. But they are Politicians who criticise anyone paying their own way in life.

  10. 10
    English Liberation Front says:

    I expect they are picking up tips on how to run this country once they are back in power. 1997-2010 was the full dress rehearsal for creating a new East Germany here.

  11. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    She put the c*nt in Machynlleth

  12. 12
    Tachybaptus says:

    In pre-revolutionary China train fares were calculated by the total weight of passengers and luggage. You stepped on to a scale at the ticket office. A system that Ryanair would love. But quite fair, really.

  13. 13
    My Trousers are at the Pawnbrokers. Again says:

    She is fat black bird ain’t she? What does this one do?
    Got be honest since finding this little posh boy blog I didn’t know there were so many of this MPs! I’ve never seen one down where I live, shame really ’cause they look like they’d be worth robbin. Poping out for a bit of shop lifing in M&S (in me old cord Ralph Laurens and Oxfam Tweed jacket I pass for old confused rich bloke, so when I turn up at the till with a pint of milk and some biscuits they never get it that I’ve got £200 in other goods on me). Let me know if there is anything you fancy

  14. 14
    The Guardian says:

    It would be just awful if there was a violent coup d’etat during the Venezuelan elections, and Owen and those Labour MPs were all imprisoned and shot.

  15. 15
    Liarpoliticians says:

    Has Diane gone there for a spot of “Divide and rule?”

  16. 16
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    I think I’d rather be there than Conference and have no further comment to make.

  17. 17
    Diane Abbobotamus says:

    Venezuelan mums will go to the wall for their dictator.

    Then they get shot. But I think their heart is in the right place.

    You honkeys just love playing divide and rule. I’m going to tell Hugo all about my son’s private education, I think he is looking for a place for his kids.

  18. 18
    Penfold says:

    and let us not forget, that in this workers’ utopian paradise, they enjoy, in Caracas and Maracaibo THE highest murder rate in the America’s and vie for top place with South Africa.

    Let’s hope that an, ahem, rather permanent accident happens to the “unbiased” observing scum.

  19. 19
    Red Ed says:

    Maybe I could be PM there.

  20. 20

    Happiness is a warm gun.

  21. 21
    Eric Pickles says:

    Wait for me,I want to fly out there with “Fatty ” Cameron.

  22. 22
    RED Coats go on holiday says:

    It’s a free visit home for Abbott. Her expenses will easily pay for the short flight from la Guaira to Jamaica, or cover the costs of flying her family over.

    But why is the British taxpayer being fleeced to pay for a jolly to the sun and sundowners of a bunch of Marxist MPs whose only intent is to destroy Britain?

  23. 23
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Don’t put ideas into O’leary’s head. Flying Ryanair is like the shit trains that used to be put on for football supporters.

  24. 24
    Sir Rodney Effing says:

    It’s about the airmiles, stupid.

  25. 25
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Abbott is a scrounger and a scumball.

  26. 26
    gramma says:

    Abbott will happily support Chavez, suspected of using government resources to murder political opponents in this sham election to return the Socialists to power.
    A hollow point perhaps but it’s a pity Diane herself cannot “go to the wall” for humane disposal for supporting this criminal.
    Unfortunately The Hague convention and similar declarations ruled out using ‘dumb-dumb’ bullets for head cases like her years ago .

  27. 27
    labour are shitty fuckers says:

    These people make me fucking sick.

  28. 28
    Free and Fair says:

    Its all a load of old bolivars

  29. 29
    Technomist says:

    I have flown using a similar system in the Sudan. It was the only way to calculate the fuel required when passengers turned up with four wives who they thought of as hand baggage.

  30. 30
    Arse! says:

    There isn’t one.
    Anyway, the Welsh for c’unt is “cont”.

  31. 31
    The public says:

    If only

  32. 32
    Vroom says:

    I’ve flown using a similar system (but we all paid the same) on a Dragon Rapide. It’s essential to get the weight and balance right on this 8-seater.

  33. 33

    You Sir, are an officer and a gentleman.

  34. 34
    stroppycow says:

    Cut to the chase and forget the imprisonment bit!

  35. 35
    Andrew Neil says:

    What is Abbott going to do when her man Chavez looses? The final walls of luny socialism are crumbling…


  36. 36
    Da Silva el porkchop says:

    David versus Goliath …. and that was before Capriles knew Dianne Abbott was bringing her rotund figure to the party…

  37. 37
    One Nation High Tory says:

    Una nación Labour

  38. 38
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    The results of the election are already in. Chavez has won. The voting will take place on Sunday.

  39. 39
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    I’m afraid that all too often Labour MPs have supported left wing tyrants. They are so blinkered by dogma that they can’t see what is happening in front of their eyes.

    Why anyone votes for the shower of shite I do not know.

  40. 40
    stroppycow says:

    Margaret Hodge surely?? – Mind you are’nt they all fucking barking?

  41. 41
    Victor says:

    WHO exactly is paying for this ludicrous junket ??? Whippersnapper2.

  42. 42
    Boudicca says:

    Who’s dealing with her constituency matters while she’s pissing about in South America?

  43. 43
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    A country with one of the richest oil resources in the world yet with many of the poorest people in the world. The result of unbridalled socialism.

  44. 44
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Chavez’s media monopoly in Venezuela makes even the BBC look unbiased.

  45. 45

    Hilarious to have Abbott as an official election observer when she is unable to look people in the face while speaking

    Old Labour = New Labour = ON Labour
    Potentia Per Hypocrisim

  46. 46
    JH says:

    If you work in the private sector, you are.

  47. 47
    The Paragnostic says:

    Ah – Margaret Oppenheier.

    If you think Red Ed and his brother are rich, then this bitch must be Croesus reincarnated.

    I bet her tax returns are just peachy.

  48. 48
    Is important is says:

    The people who post comments on The Guardian’s message boards are a bit of a humourless bunch. I once posted about the fact Blair always says “What is important is”, which is very mild given all the other things I could’ve said about him. My post was met with a barrage of abuse from Blair supporters who thought I was out of order for mocking his repetitive speech patterns. Just as well I didn’t ridicule him for being a corrupt, lying, crooked, conniving, war mongering c-unt with the blood of over a million on his hands.

  49. 49

    When she said black mothers go the extra mile, she meant literally.

  50. 50
    Madison Bumgarner says:

    I remember making an Airfix model of the good old Rapide.

    Unfortunately it didn’t last too long as my brother’s Ju88 was used to bomb it – simulated by putting a 1d banger in the fuselage.

    Happy days!

  51. 51
    Sir William Waad says:

    You might have mentioned Venezuela’s collapsing economy, extreme levels of violent crime, crumbling public healthcare and endemic corruption.

  52. 52
    Gayboy Fawkes says:

    Tony Blair – my hero!

  53. 53

    Hackney is a socialist paradise on earth, so there is nothing to deal with.

  54. 54
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s a mistake to think of Chavez as a socialist. He is more of an old-fashioned caudillo waving a red flag. ‘Peronist’ would be nearer the mark. He blows all the right dog whistles to attract lefties who are eager to believe.

  55. 55
    Queen says:

    Fuck me, that sounds familar! At least they haven’t got hereditary, multi-billionaire scroungers.

  56. 56

    Having lived or a while in Crapney whoops sorry Hackney, it is ‘something’ but definitely not a paradise.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Millibland always says ” Let me be clear about this” .

  58. 58
    Sir William Waad says:

    Well, they’ve got Hugo and his mates, who don’t exactly stint themselves.

  59. 59
    What's Left? says:

    Chavez is a noxious little sh*t who has everything a socialist would admire.

    He locks up the opposition, the press & personal enemies without trial, there are rumours of corruption, he promotes the cult of personality, he is paranoid, crime has increased with highjackings & kidnapping at an all time high, he has promoted antisemitism for the first time in his nations history, he admires the mullocracy…..

    Enter: Galloway, Flabbutt, Corbyn, et al……..& no doubt good wishes from Livingstoned

    With a bit of luck the next few months will see the end of the line for this maniac along with other Lefty Poster Boys….Admandinejad, Assange, Obama, etc

  60. 60
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Guido…you are losing your touch.

    This thread is like trying to damage a Sherman tank with a pea shooter….Must try harder !!!!!!!

  61. 61
    The Left Wing Are Liars says:

    Like most Left Wing creeps (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador) he bleats on endlessly about the eveel colonialists, when he like all the other Socialist Latin Liars is in fact part of the Spanish Colonial Empire that deciminated the natives – who experienced their progressive politics first hand.

    Over two million Amer-Indians were slaughtered in the first part of the twentieth century and these lefty mafiosi criminals still butcher and land grab from the local tribes to this very day.

  62. 62
    Dr Nuts says:

    Labour have to learn how to commit electoral fraud successfully, the jaunt in Birmingham 2005 was spotted, and in 2010 labour got the wrong result.

    Here they can observe how to do it properly.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    A bit like Scotland then?

  64. 64
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Moussa… you’re losing your touch.

    This thread was going for well over an hour before you weighed in with your usual drivel.

    Must try harder!!!

  65. 65

    LABOUR MP’s = Any trough in a storm
    They have
    No Morals
    No Values
    No Conscience
    No Common sense
    and absolutely no idea how an MP should conduct themselves

  66. 66
    Madison Bumgarner says:

    Yes, Ken Leninstone’s best friend seems to be doing to Venezuela what Juan Peron did to Argentina.

    Pre-war, I believe Argentina had one of, if not the, highest living standards in the world, with its immense agricultural and mineral resources. Juan and Eva put paid to that just post war.

  67. 67
    Gordon Ramsay says:

    Don’t they eat hippos in Venezuela?

  68. 68
    Jimmy says:

    I’ve no problem with them being there. They can stay as long as they like.

  69. 69
    Madison Bumgarner says:

    The Wehrmacht found out that was all you needed to destroy a Sherman, no need to waste good 88mm shells. The weren’t called Tommy cookers for nothing.

  70. 70
    Farty towels says:

    Blair writes “toomorrow”. His posh edukation can’t have been up to much.

  71. 71
    Yes we Ken says:

    I’ve answered my own question. Douglas Alexander ?

  72. 72
    My Trousers are at the Pawnbrokers. Again says:

    Still F_cking fat though. Where she live by the way as worth doing her place over since she’s f_cking about in some other shit hole.

  73. 73
    Fog says:

    Is it a meeting point for the world’s most repulsive people?

  74. 74
    Jimmy says:

    This? Yes.

  75. 75

    Apart from that, can we put you down as mildly in favour??

  76. 76

    Second only to the Labour Party Conference.

    All of those oily, insincere grimaces, mimicking smiles. And Hattie, mimicking a female of the species:human.

    One nation, from one brain cell RetardEd? Soshilists – one step away from thief.

  77. 77
    the fish says:

    They can stay there for all I

  78. 78
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    They go the extra air mile.

  79. 79
    The Wild Geese says:

    Instructions understood.

    We’re on our way.

  80. 80
    The Wild Geese says:

    What a stupid insensitive bitch Burley is. Well past her prime as a reporter (if she ever had one).

    Also have they not considered the ‘murder’ arrest (not charged) is a ploy to hold the suspect for questioning longer? Otherwise they would have had to have released him this afternoon.

    The police often arrest ‘under suspicion’ for a different/addition crime to play for time.

    They obviously have nothing on the suspect otherwise they would have charged him with something by now.

    A sickening business not made any easier by crass, media fuckheads like Kay Burley.

  81. 81
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Blair supporters on CiF?

    That must have been over a decade ago.

    They hate him more than Nick Clegg these days.

  82. 82
    Spartacus says:

    Opposition activists murdered, shocking human rights abuses and a tyrannical president – america, gitmo, obarmysia

  83. 83
    it was a dark and stormy night says:

    Jumped out of a rapide in weston on the green

  84. 84
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Did you know that the smug beardy faux-hippy twat Richard (it’s my train set and I’ll do what I like) Branson is worth est. 3.4bn.

    The Queen is worth nothing remotely like that. Not even a tenth.

    She doesn’t even make the Sunday Times ‘Rich List’ anymore which is predominantly populated by an assortment of extremely ugly foreigners.

  85. 85
    it was a dark and stormy night says:


  86. 86
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    No. it’s you who is losing your touch Moussa, old boy.

    Your barbs are as feeble gnat bites to us now.

  87. 87
    AC1 says:

    Teh argies are doing it to themselves again.

  88. 88
    it was a dark and stormy night says:

    I see that Ghana has nicked one of the Argies frigates for non payment of debt, will more than likely sell the saliors as slaves

  89. 89
    Rabbit Abbit says:

    You whitey Mums are shite, won’t go to the wall for your kids unlike us black mums.

  90. 90
    The Golem says:

    +1….. and anyone who disagrees will be “disappeared.”

  91. 91
    The Golem says:

    It has similarities with many areas of Mexico. Law-abiding folk are defenceless, preyed upon by vicious criminal gangs on the one hand and ruthless, corrupt servants of the state on the other.

  92. 92
    the savant says:

    Why do those two have to sit at snogging distance to each other ?

    Is it a clause in the contract ?

    I hope they both have good levels of personal hygiene.

    I suppose it beats having to sit at snogging distance to Brillo .

  93. 93
    the savant says:

    No it wouldn’t !!

  94. 94
    the savant says:

    Burly Intimidating Bouncer – like man to Pragnostic :

    ” Misiis Oppenheimer does’t do tax returns — kapish ?

  95. 95
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Dragon Rapide! When I was a youngster, Jersy Airlines flew them to Southampton. I have never enjoyed flying since, and when ‘they’ took the propellors of the airplanes, I stopped travelling by air.

  96. 96
    Moussey Koussey says:

    What are doing with your hands , MK? Keep them where they can be seen!

  97. 97
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Must be so Jimmy .You can’t stay away .

  98. 98
    Da Silva el porkchop says:

    Abbott speaking at a the pro chavez event… Arm chair chavistas like her should be forced to stay in Venezeula and see what life is really like for the people. Perhaps her brand of pig socialism will vanish with her after a while….

  99. 99
    Tachybaptus says:

    Some are still in the air. I saw one a couple of months ago flying over Hyde Park.

  100. 100
    Pacific Tours Inc says:

    It is (or was) quite normal for this too in Fiji for the hop from Suva to Nadi. Little 20 seater Bombadier planes had to make sure they had enough fuel for the journey – and strength for the take off weight. Some of the Fijians weigh 20+ stone so the operators had to get their sums right.

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    who is paying for the jolly and how does it affect the competency of the parliament.

  102. 102
    will says:

    is that because the black dads do not hang around to raise theri children !!

  103. 103
    Earl of Croydon says:

    Oh god she is the most revolting woman. A racist woman. Oh and sooooo many other things I cannot be arsed to list them.
    Oh god she is revolting. As in horrible revolting of course. Whats to like? Does she not epitomise everything that is hateful?
    I’d wager one day she will go one step too far and be sunk. In many ways one could describe her as a battleship. Im beging to waffle.
    Oh god she she is revolting.

  104. 104
    Expat Geordie says:

    Didn’t they go to school together?

  105. 105
    Expat Geordie says:

    It wou;d be poetic justice for Corbyn. in 1976 he was a “TUC Observer” at the show trial of British and American mercenaries in Angola, who’s “crime” was to fight against the marxist MPLA. I wouldn’t be surprised if Corbyn had managed to bag a front row seat at the executions that followed.

    Filthy communist scum.

  106. 106
    Expat Geordie says:

    Well he’s obviously guilty. It is virtually saying so on the telly.

    Christ on a bike, what chance does he have of a fair trial?

  107. 107
    Expat Geordie says:

    Those Fijian lads are bloody good in a fight though. Worth their weight in gold.

  108. 108
    Expat Geordie says:

    In pre-revolutionary China they also had a legal system where the loser was executed. If you accuse someone of a crime and they are found guilty then they are executed. If they are found not gulity then you are executed for bringing a false charge.

    Could have done with that when I did jury service. A little shit accused his step-dad of abusing him. It was blatently obvious that he was making him up as the only “abuse” was the same “abuse” that I had from my dad when he didn’t buy me a bloody Ferrari for my 17th birthday! Little bastard should have been executed for making everyone in his family suffer and for wasting everybody elses time.

  109. 109
    Expat Geordie says:

    My girlfriend was born there. That’s why I’m now typing this on her laptop in – Bournemouth.

  110. 110
    Expat Geordie says:

    There was an old saying – “As rich as an Argentine”.

    At one point, pre-WW2, I believe that they were the seventh richest country in the world. Then they discovered Socialism/Peronism.

  111. 111
    Expat Geordie says:


  112. 112
    Expat Geordie says:

    Because he won (three times, just like Thatcher).

    Socialists don’t like winners.

  113. 113
    Expat Geordie says:

    Guinea pigs. Same as Peru.

  114. 114
    Expat Geordie says:

    At least it means that we won’t get to sink it when the mad bitch of BA finally decides to have another go at us over the Falklands.

  115. 115
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Not much difference between Hackney and Bournemouth I’ve been told.

  116. 116
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Yes, their wealthy were the equal of today’s Russian oligarchs but they preferred Paris to London. Buenos Aires, Paris and London – they’ve all seen better days. Paris and London are full of muzzies and BA is full of Bolivians, Peruvian and Paraguyans – pre WWII is was 98% white just like The Wirral.

  117. 117
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    I think it’s 2 years since her husband died. She says she will always wear black so that equates to over 700 different black costumes she’s worn since.

  118. 118
    Expat Geordie says:

    Quite white in the wonderful “City of Wessex” (Poole/Bournemouth/Christchurch). That’s if you count all the Eastern Europeans and Portuguese as white.

  119. 119
    Q says:

    I don’t know, I make one little, completely true, comment about Diane and her pal Hugo and she deletes the entire comments section.

    I wonder if I struck a nerve?

  120. 120
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    What about all those Somalians. Also, you forgot to mention all the asylum seekers from Liverpool!

  121. 121
    Yes we Ken says:

    Perhaps Abbott would like to visit a prison in Venezuela and witness the sub human conditions prisoners are kept in. I assume the ‘progressive’ Abbott still believes in rehabilitation for people who are incarcerated. Take a tour around one of Chavez’s hell holes and be appalled by what you see ! You must tell George to stop blowing cigar smoke your way ! By the way, any truth in the rumour that Livingstone is back presenting on Press TV ? Another progressive leftie !

  122. 122
    Archie says:

    She will probably be “provided” with some greasy little Spic with a fifteen inch dick!

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