October 9th, 2012

Lobbying Reform Minister’s Cosy Supper

New lobbying reform minister Chloe Smith is certainly throwing herself into her new job. Paxo’s Newsnight victim is responsible for overseeing the government’s new statutory lobbying register as part of Dave’s promise to clean up “the next big scandal waiting to happen”.

Interesting that Chloe chose to dine last night in the glamorous surroundings of Strada in the Tory conference secure zone with Nicola Bates of lobbying industry recruitment consultancy Elwood and Atfield.

A lobbying lobbyists who places people in spin jobs. Guido wonders what she had to say about lobbying reform…


94 Comments

  1. 1
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Is this also one of the biggest stories to ever emerge.

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    • 3
      Dave's Chick List says:

      I thought she had been sacked as a minister or has she been promoted downwards?

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      • 10
        Moussa Koussa says:

        Don’t be silly….She is the girl ( and I mean girl ) who Dave believed to be a trained accountant, so he gave her a job at the Treasury. But she hadn’t seen a balance sheet in her entire life….I’m not making this up.

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        • 25
          gramma says:

          Nothing on wiki that she did accountancy – Read English at university. Mind you, she is an ex comprehensive girl so anything is possible.

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          • Moussa Koussa says:

            It is well known, that Chloe was sent on to newsnight to defend the 3p petrol hike because Dave believed she had an accountancy background, and would be able to handle the interview in terms of figures. This is a fact.

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          • UKIP.i.am.awake says:

            It is only a fact if you believe everything that is said in the Guardian. And if you do believe everything that is said in the Guardian you are an imbecile.

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          • Sungei Patani says:

            Dave thought that she was an accountant because she had been employed by Deloittes, but she was in fact a management consultant there.

            As a management consultant working for one of the leading consultancy firms world wide she would be fully familiar with a balance sheet; now that is a fact.

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        • 33
          Dave the Disaster says:

          What’s a Balance Sheet? Is it something to do with Income less Expenditure? Or is that P&L or something. Surely Q.E. can balance out everything whenever we get a bit short of cash.
          All this business and economics stuff is too boring & difficult for us Oxford PPE graduates.

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          • the savant says:

            That s right David easy does it . You re getting the hang of a balance sheet .

            Now for your homework I want a dissertation on Double Entry Bookkeeping…………. there s a good chap.

            Then you can pass all your acquired arithmetical knowledge on to your friend Gideon .

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        • 45
          Gordon Brown History teacher and Chancellor of the Exchequer says:

          And Gordon was a history teacher.

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    • 34
      Dave CastIron Cameron says:

      That modernisation fund Gordon Brown set up to shovel public money to labour supporting unions? I’m leaving it in place.

      The use of public money to subside the Guardian through job ads? I’m intensely relaxed about that too.

      Vote Conservative.

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  2. 2
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Its Call me Dave’s Birthday. Will he and Sammy Poos be going on a dinner date.

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  3. 4
    When I was a lad the poor were skinny says:

    Enough. The Brewery is already full of piss.

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  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck me, if Strada is glamorous, then Nandos must be luxury.

    You need to get out more, Guido!

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    • 83
      Leanne the Chav says:

      Nandos is proper luxury init. I took my mum, nan and 9 kids there for my 17th birthday.

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  5. 6
    When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

    I thought the Brewery was already full of piss.

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  6. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Surely Chloe’s just looking at job options when she gets completely wiped out in 2015?

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  7. 8
    Aunty Matter says:

    BBC still in denial of kiddie fiddling. Richard ‘the mong’ Bacon on Radio 5 just sneered when reporter outlined number of women who have made allegations against Savile. “Why didn’t they go to the police” was his snide comment.

    He was fully defensive of the BBC yesterday wheeling out lefties to defend the BBC.

    Oh and Bacon also stated that “well there were some nasty things in the 70’s”

    Yes but Savile worked at the BBC for 40 years, including into the 90’s Bacon.

    Radio 5 have totally ignored the Savile story, clearly there is an order out at the BBC to try to kill it, Newsnight and most of the BBC give the story little airtime.

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    • 20
      freddy the furry fish says:

      I always change stations when I hear Bacon.

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      • 82
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        Very wise. Another Radio 5 Labour propagandist who always manages to bring his political affiliations into every interview he conducts.

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      • 87
        A Rabbi says:

        Oh vey – even when it’s kosher?

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    • 38
      BBC Watch Watch says:

      It’s the top story on the BBC News website you paranoid twat!

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

      “Police pursuing 120 Savile leads”

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      • 72
        Aunty Matter says:

        BBC TV and Radio news are hardly mentioning it and the link you give seems to be trying to exclude the BBC in this.

        Savile WORKED for the BBC for decades, much of the kiddie fiddling took place on BBC property.

        I’m not so bothered about Savile as he’s dead but I am interested in what BBC management knew.

        That is the story the BBC are ignoring.

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      • 81
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        When they don’t want the majority of people to know, they omit it from the TV News (and Radio 5 Labour) and put it on the website. Just another one of their tactics for reporting only the news they want you to hear.

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    • 64
      Madison Bumgarner says:

      Maybe Richard would like to join David Blaine in his big spark chamber, but without the protection of a Faraday cage (like Blaine has).

      Mmm, I love the smell of frying Bacon in the morning.

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    • 76
      the savant says:

      Bacon ? Is that a gentile surname ?

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  8. 9
    Strada Manager says:

    We don’t do foie gras luv.

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  9. 11
    Moussa Koussa says:

    At least Chole has been on Newsnight with Paxo, unlike Daybreak Dave.

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    • 39
      BBC Watch Watch says:

      Why don’t you do something more productive. Like, I dunno, going to the municpal baths and fucking drowning yourself you tedious, repetative fucking loser?

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      • 80
        Madison Bumgarner says:

        Oh, don’t be beastly to Mousey!.

        His barely intelligible, misspelt and usually off topic missives add greatly to the gaiety of this site. This may be because he gets his orders from the spirit of Enver Hoxha, but they are poorly translated from the original Albanian.

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  10. 12
    keredybretsa says:

    Head hunting or maybe girlie chatter networking. Watch your space!

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  11. 13
    Diane Abbott says:

    Free me sistah, Constance! Riiiiiiiiice aaaaand peeeeee!

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  12. 14
    The BBC is well and truly fucked says:

    Police investigating alleged sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are pursuing 120 lines of inquiry spanning four decades, Scotland Yard says.

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    • 46
      BBC Watch Watch says:

      Yes they are totally burying this story aren’t they?

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      • 54
        When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

        Well not exactly.. 45degrees of Savile still showing.

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      • 74
        Aunty Matter says:

        The BBC are NOT reporting on what their own management knew. What we see is the boss of the BBC only allowing a soft interview on the BBC and the BBC are rather selective in who they get on to talk about it.

        Jimmy Savile worked for the BBC for 40 years and the BBC ran shows that gave him access to young children. During that time did BBC management know he enjoyed molesting children and if so why didn’t they do something about it.

        THAT IS THE STORY

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    • 59
      Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson says:

      Of course, the fact that Savile’s escapades were apocryphally known since Jesus was a backup singer for the Carpenters, and could have been investigated lo these many decades ago, and can only have been covered up by a concerted effort on the part of an incestuous cabal of media, plod, and politicians, should not go unremarked upon, but not by me.

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    • 63
      UKIP.i.am.awake says:

      So just out of interest which is worse – a culture of child abuse or a culture of phone hacking?

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      • 69
        BBC Watch Watch says:

        Depends whether Murdoch’s involved doesn’t it?

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        • 78
          the savant says:

          Phone hackers who listen in to child abuse ??

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          • Raymond Gilmour says:

            You should ask if the case officers at MI5 still have the tapes from the Kincora Boys’ Home. They considered this a legitimate intelligence operation that might give them black mail material for turning agents within the protestant paramilitary groups. It did not, it just revealed abuse they where happy to see continue if it might help their ‘intelligence’ operations.

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    • 94
      JH says:

      Let’s do a thought experiment.

      Let’s imagine Savile had worked at Sky all those years.

      Can you imagine the Times-Square billboard, Double-Dolby THX surround sound exposure the Guardian and broadcasting wing would be engaged in, 24/7, for about the next four months?

      WHAT DID MURDOCH KNOW!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

      The Naurgiad would have to re-instate all the sacked hacks just to be able to cope. It would be a tag-team lefty frothing manufactured outrage festival.

      But no, it’s the BBC in the frame. So we get a little text-only link off their web site.

      The BBC/Naurgian axis are fucking cvunts.

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  13. 15
    Evil bastards says:

    The religion of p*ace strikes again

    P*kistani Taliban say they carried out shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, campaigner for girls’ education

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  14. 16
    When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

    Can all media please spare us the inane photos which are posted with evey J Sav ill story. They make me want to pu ke so imagine how the 120 feel.

    Best thing we can now do is to have a J S memorial service!!

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  15. 17
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrrr … Nicola Bates of recruitment consultancy Elwood and Atfield. Surely you mean Nicola Bates chair of Hornsey and Wood Green Conservatives, and Dave cannon fodder. The child Nicola Bates was Dave’s option to contested Cleggs seat in 2010.

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  16. 17
    What does Iain know?! says:

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    • 19
      Moussa Koussa says:

      This will be the Dale who predicted on the day of last election, that dave would secure a majority of 20 plus.

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    • 30
      annette curton says:

      The arrest of a top judge IS a massive story you plonker, trouble is nobody can write about it in GBEUSSR.

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      • 36
        Where there's a Huhne, there's trouble says:

        The CPS rarely say much.

        But The Huhne trial being suspended on Friday due to legal reasons and the Prosecution witness being arrested the following day will not be a co-incidence. I reckon Dale is going to be proved correct.

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    • 32
      When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

      Just before his tweet he “bumped into ” Vicky Pryce in Birmingham.

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      • 58
        When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

        Iain Dale ‏@IainDale
        Just arrived back in Birmingham and bumped into Vicky Pryce. Her new book, which I’ve published, GREEKONOMICS is selling well.

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  17. 21
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    La “Strada”– how appropriate for our Chloe!
    http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/10/05/lead_la_strada_0509121025_wideweb__375x500.jpg

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  18. 22
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Two stalwarts in Dave’s Cabinet. Billy Boy Vague and The Gimp

    …not a peep from the neo nuts on twitter, blogs or anywhere…sinking in is it. These two plonkers are only assets in the screwed up minds of the Tory core.

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  19. 23
    Aunty Matter says:

    The Hunts at the BBC clearly don’t like the Tories making it easier to take out Labour scum who break into your home.

    Now the BBC have wheeled out Chami Chami Chami.

    Funny they didn’t wheel her out to comment on Jimmy Savile and the BBC.

    Now Chami is talking about home owners ‘executing’ burglars.

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    • 37
      When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

      No need to shoot. Just scare the shit out of them. Legal!

      http://www.shotgun-store.co.uk/alarm-mine-blank-firing-1026-p.asp

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    • 41
      Moussa Koussa says:

      WHAT !!!!!

      Chami Chami Chami…..Isnt she David Davies best buddy and chum.

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    • 53
      BBC Watch Watch says:

      You are either trolling (not very well) or you are batshit fucking crazy.

      Why the hell should Chami be called upon to comment on Saville? You’re insane!

      Disagree with here on killing burglars though. Should a reward per head.

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    • 67
      Squeezed middle says:

      I am not sure what the problem is here. “Vulnerable” individuals who feel that they have the right to re-distribute the ill gotten assets of the greedy rich are at no risk of “execution” whatsoever if they stay the f**k out of the houses of their victims. A complete leftist canard and an non policy issue for Tories. Dave should concentrate on real populist policies
      1) WTF should the tax payers of this nation feed the parasite class (nice bit of marxism there)
      2) How about asking the population about the EU
      3) Do we have any sort of border control at all?
      4) Grab son control back fro the matrix dominated judiciary and its judicial activism
      5) pay attention to the DMail and not the BBC

      A passing thought – perhaps BBC fellow travellers should ask a few “vulnerable” neds to stay with them for a few months and then decide if these really are misunderstood victims of capitalism or just selfish lazy illiterate vermin with an over developed sense of entitlement and an additction to public funds.

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  20. 24
    Aunty Matter says:

    I see that c u n t Neo Guido is modding again.

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  21. 28
    Sara D says:

    Come on now Moussa, let the old lady behind you have a go on the inernet now.

    Its her Community Centre too you know.

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    • 48
      BBC Watch Watch says:

      She won’t want to use it after him as he leaves the seat damp and the keyboard sticky.

      He’s a bit lively today isn’t he. Perhaps they’ve reduced his medication.

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  22. 35
    Moussa Koussa says:

    OH DEAR

    Ian Cheshire, CEO of B&Q, and Tory donor

    Currently starring in Government Pension Ad Campaign “Im In”.

    B&Q just announced 280 job losses as its Hampshire Head Office. More “Your Out”

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  23. 44
    When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

    {A wrist-worn sensor that creates 3D-models of the user’s hand movements in real-time has been built by Microsoft.
    The Digits prototype is part of an effort to create a mobile device that would allow its owner to control a range of equipment using hand gestures.}

    What could you do with a two-fingered salute?

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    • 51
      Boris the Beast says:

      Just think about such a device would come in handy for Mr Koussa

      Or indeed any person requiring a remote fondling device

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  24. 61
    annette curton says:

    The way Chris the H & Co have carried on 3 points could turn into 15 years.

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  25. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Who the fuck is Nicola Bates?

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  26. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Shocker two Tory York Uni from mates have dinner. boring and somewhat misleading.

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  27. 91
    Jim fixed it for me says:

    If you are a woman in a room full of Tories best to keep your eyes open and your back close against the wall .

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  28. 93
    Spangle says:

    Lobbying works, bung the Tory party a million, get a billion back in NHS contracts. Sorted.

    http://eoin-clarke.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/10-private-healthcare-firms-10m-in.html

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