October 12th, 2012

Watson’s Corby Email Dirty Tricks

When it was announced that Brownite boot-boys Tom Watson and Ian Austin would be the campaign managers for Labour’s by-election in Corby you knew it would not take long to get dirty. Despite being way ahead in the polls and likely to take the seat, it seems dishonesty is the order of the day on the ground. The campaign built for Andy Sawford – the son of a Labour MP turned lobbyist – focusses on an apparent threat to the local Kettering Hospital. Depending on which Labour leaflet you read (kindly paid for by Unison) the threat to local jobs in the area is either in the hundreds of the thousands.The problem is it is not true…

Any changes to South East Midlands NHS are overseen by clinicians through the Healthier Together program, who are looking at two options for restructuring health provision in the area. While Sawford cries about “major cuts to A&E, maternity, acute and children’s services at TWO of the five hospitals,” the local NHS explain what is actually happening: “Services such as A&E, maternity and outpatients would remain on all five sites under both options.” Sawford’s petition to save the hospital is nothing more than email and postcode harvesting. 

UPDATE MONDAY: As Guido reported in the Daily Star Sunday yesterday, Sawford is in a right muddle about health:

HONESTY has gone out of the window in the Corby by-election to find a replacement MP after Louise Mensch quit. Labour’s candidate Andy Sawford, whose dad used to be an MP, is basing his campaign on saving the local hospital. This is despite the NHS board which runs it confirming there is no threat to it. The former lobbyist has not always been such a vocal defender of the health service, though. Back in 2009 he criticised plans to “ring-fence” the NHS budget from cuts, correctly claiming it only “postponed the pain” and that it “created an uneven playing field in local public service delivery”. You won’t see that on Sawford’s election leaflets.


94 Comments

  1. 1
    • 5
      Mike Hunt says:

      But their moronic supporters fall for their lies every time, with the help of the state broadcaster.

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      • 26
        V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

        Surely a mistake, not “boot-boys” but bum-boys. Watson’s rentboys are probably close at hand.

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        • 33

          I say Austin, be a pal and lend me 10 shillings – I’m expecting a postal order from My Australian Uncle Rupert any day now, and I need to buy some banging floor filler tunes for when we win in Corby!!

          Yarooh!! Geroff, you bounder!! Don’t scrag me, you beast, or I won’t let you watch me eat all the pies!

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    • 13

      The old Ali Campbell trick of fabricating outrageous shit that your opponents will do which deliberately deflects from the message they are trying to project.

      All the opposition have to do is remind everyone that Labour politicians, union leaders and bankers spent 13 years getting filthy rich at the voters expense while singularly failing to deliver even one of their core values of social justice, strong community and strong values, reward for hard work, decency and rights matched by responsibilities.

      Labour Old, Labour New, will always Borrow and make us Blue

      Potentia Per Hypocrisim

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    • 40
      Popeye says:

      Why would a lying toe-rag change it’s spots?

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  2. 2
    tomdaylight says:

    Tories should now campaign on “why is Labour’s candidate threatening Kettering Hospital with closure?”

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    • 27
      V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

      To be honest, from what I know of Corby the voters are too thick not to vote in Labour. It’s hardly aspirational territory, probably too many benefit spongers.

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      • 36

        I’ll ha’ you know, Jimmy, tha’ me and ma family are no’ thick at a’. We ge’ to Kirk every Sunday an’ give greatfe’ thanks fe’ letting us live se’ weel in oor native country av Scotlan… no, sorry, Nathamptonshire!

        Awe, ye tek the high road, and I’ll tek the A14, M6, M74 etc…..

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      • 47
        Archer Karcher says:

        Labour core voters in Corby.

        “According to the 2001 Census the proportion of the working age population with degree-level qualifications (8.5%) is the lowest of all areas in England and Wales. 39.3% have no GCSE-equivalent qualifications at all. The borough of Corby has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the East Midlands, outside of the metropolitan boroughs.”

        Resolutely dim after 13 years of St. Tone of Troof’s, education, education, education.

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        • 61
          Mike Hunt says:

          Keep them dim, keep them voting labour.

          It’s worked for decades.

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        • 70
          sekwaf odiug says:

          “According to the 2001 ” my your using up to date stats aren’t you, B’Liar to be had only been in office 4years before that there had been 19years of Torydom, it deppends on how things have changed over the 10 years to 2011 if no change, then it is Liebore’s fault.

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      • 69
        Sarge says:

        Could we not include it in the Scottish Independence Referendum? Labour are welcome to it. Perhaps Watson could go forth and multiply there.

        Is it the first part of Ed’s one nation ? He deserves it

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    • 93
      Anonymous says:

      There not dickhead. Nobody has ever said he hospitals going to close. Are you thick? Have you read the proposals.

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    • 94
      Anonymous says:

      He’s not the Tory scumbags in government are cutting the services you thicko. Maybe the Tories should campaign on how they have the audacity to show their faces when they are cutting the funding to the NHS but then scrapping the top rate tax band for their well off mates.

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  3. 3
    Typo says:

    “…hundreds OR the thousands…”

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  4. 4
    Fuck the bbc says:

    Lies are their only policies

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  5. 6
    a non says:

    Dummies for dummies.
    With Sawford having learned his tricks from a previous MP Phil Hope[?] who tried to screw the taxpaper by declaring impossible expense claims nothing changes.

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  6. 7
    Will Self-Harmer says:

    But there’s no harm in getting across the message that the Tories are demolishing the NHS.

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    • 12
      Engineer says:

      The Tories were, of course, wholly responsible for the scandals in South Staffordshire, Maidstone, care of the elderly, the Liverpool Pathway, the reform of GP services that doubled their pay whilst eliminating their evenings and weekends duties, the gross misuse of PFI contracts and the burgeoning of administrative staff. They were responsible even though they were in opposition whilst all this was happening. We know this because Andy Burnham said so.

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    • 14
      Dick the Prick says:

      Coincidentally, polling shows the NHS and Immigration both at 20% in people’s major concerns. Now, who was it that allowed about 4 million immigrants in whose sole function is to reproduce like rabbits in an incestuous family unit thus costing the NHS a fucking fortune? But yeah, good point!

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    • 77
      Anonymous says:

      Labour Government has been trying to close down hospital depts since 2005 at least, backed by senior clinicians.

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  7. 8
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Sawford is either a scumbag liar or he his being ordered what to do by those piles of shit Watson and Austin. Either way Sawford has sunk to the shitty depths only labour can achieve.

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    • 82
      Anonymous says:

      Ignorant idiot. The proposals are in black and white. Before you make stupid comments I suggest you read them.

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  8. 9
    Engineer says:

    In any sewer or septic tank, the biggest chunks float to the top. Watson is undeniably a big chunk.

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  9. 11
    U K I P Convert says:

    Shocked really shocked to read that ZanuLieLabor are being economical

    with the truth or put another telling fcuking porkie pies……

    somethings never change & as someone said earlier its in their DNA

    although as a sub sub sub species from the cesspit’s they reside in

    its very questionable they ever had any in the first place…….

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  10. 15
    Jimmy Saviloy says:

    Now then now then, how’s about this guys and gals.

    I. Am going to run around, telling people what a great socialist I am. And nobody will dare question me, you see, because I am such a good guy, a public figure and a legend.

    And I’ll use that power to get. Up. To all sorts of dirty deeds.

    Uh urr Uh urrr uh urrr uh!

    It’s Jimmy’s Saviloy socialism.

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    • 16
      Michael Gove licked my lolly says:

      How was Christmas with Maggie? Did she pull your cracker?

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      • 19
        Religion: The Original Sin says:

        According to Carole Thatchers Memoirs
        He gatecrashed one year only, and they were not best pleased.

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        • 30
          Dick the Prick says:

          I’m not surfuckingprised. Now he should have gone to Leon Briton’s house, former employer of Miriam Clegg.

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          • The Golem says:

            Leon Briton? now there’s a blast from the past. Disapp*e*ared off across the Channel and became an exalted one.

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      • 37
        Jimmy Saviloy says:

        Now. I am going to tell you a very important thing.

        Politicians? I don’t have any time for them. Labour, Tory whatever. They come to me all the time: “Jim, can we ask you to speak at our conference?” My answer is always the same: “Are you going to lower the age of consent? No? Well fook off!”

        They’re all the bloody same.

        Now John Peel. There’s a good bloke.

        And chris langham

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  11. 17
    AAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!! says:

    Ring DSS re family member.
    ” I want to report an incorrect address you have on your system”
    “You’ll have to answer some security questions first. What is your address ”
    Give them my correct address
    ” I’m sorry you’ve failed our security questions ”
    But….
    “I’m sorry you cant try again. Ring Back.”

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  12. 18
    Charlie the Chump says:

    Is that Unison sponsored by HMG?

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  13. 20
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    I got an earful about this bloke on this site when his candidacy was annouunced. His dad was leader of Kettering in the 1990s and there was an investigation into the relationship between his role as council leader and a training company he ran. Nothing happened after that. Labour stink with corruption.

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    • 83
      Anonymous says:

      Twat. The investigation into his dad cleared him of any wrongdoing. Suggest you check your facts before you spout your bullshit.

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  14. 25
    john in cheshire says:

    fat tommy watson sitting in a tree, p-i-s-s-i-n-g

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  15. 28
    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    Awarding the EU a peace prize, would be like giving Jimmy Savile a Knighthood.

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    • 57
      Brian Epstein's Trouser Press says:

      Apparently you coild strip Anthony Blunt of his knighthood in 1979 for spying but not it appears JimmySavile’s in 2012 for being a child molester ? Funny that.

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      • 78
        Anonymous says:

        The difference is Anthony Blunt was still alive in 1979. The knighthood lapses on death. Jimmy has no knighthood to be stripped of, unless you dig him up, knight him again, and then strip him of it.

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  16. 29
    Gordon Brown says:

    I don’t believe in treacle

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  17. 31
    CCHQ says:

    Much better Guido, thanks.

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  18. 32
    Louise Mensch says:

    It’s all my fault.

    I would have done exactly the same.

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  19. 34
    bergen says:

    Another second generation Labour MP proposed. Having lived most of my life in an “old Labour” area, I can confidently say that there is no political creed anywhere more devoted to the hereditary principle than socialism.Liars, all of them.

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    • 75
      Barnehurst Bob says:

      Agreed Bergen, the Labour party has come a long way since its humble beginnings. It used to be working class people struggling for working class people against the privalage of the rich hereditary elite. Now it’s a rich elite assuming their position is a ‘family business’ and they have every right to protect it and to hand it on to their heirs and successors. The list is long, Andy Sawford is just the latest. If the Tories were doing this the BBC would be all over it.

      No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
      – George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 10

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  20. 39
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Sir Thomas Watson of West Brom to you….. Guido

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  21. 41
    Gordon the Medicated says:

    The labour formula for elections:

    2 parts fabrication to 4 parts lies.
    Heated with union money until solution turns a deep, viscous, untrustworthy red.
    Highly toxic. Avoid contact with intelligence of any kind.

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  22. 45
    Little Eric says:

    I heard an old lady in Great Bridge (near West Bromwich) say that Tom Watson was so fat, he could “eat one more ‘tater than a pig”

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    • 53
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      He wouldn’t stop there, he’d eat the pig, too. Although it would smack of cannibalism.

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  23. 46
    Labour bully boys says:

    Shut up or we’ll do a Harrowden Hills on you.

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    • 60
      The victim died of tetanus poisoning m'lud whilst the state of his mind was deranged.... says:

      Stabbing yourself in the arm with a rusty nail after swallowing two ibruprofen should do the trick

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  24. 48
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Same dirty tricks employed by FibDems in the 2010 General Election. A bogus campaign designed to portray the Libor government as planning to shut A&E and Maternity wards in a local hospital. Totally untrue !

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    • 87
      Anonymous says:

      Get a life you knob. Read the plans before you make yourself look stupid. Oops sorry to late you already have.

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  25. 50
    Conservative friends of Andrew Mitchell says:

    The comment section is deliberately left blank.

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  26. 52
    Gordon the Medicated says:

    The Coalition is threatening to shut down your Bennies!

    Vote for Gordy the good. I will provide!

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  27. 58
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Guido…You really are the most ar*se cock*ing apologist in the UK ( sorry Eire )

    “”Healthier Together program”” You mean that grossly managerial top heavy pointless Qunago

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    • 68

      “Quango” you qunt. And Eire isn’t in the UK – did you mean the 6 counties, or Noren’ Ireland as it is also know.

      You give a whole new meaning to not being able to walk and chew – you can’t type and think. It must be an illness.

      Hello, my name is not really Moussa Khoussa, but I AM a Khunt.

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    • 74
      Sarge says:

      Organised by the NHS…..I thought Labour reforms had made it world class -surely it cannot be inefficient? If it, is were Labour………lying? Surely not?

      Is Moussa off message? Is he an apologist for left wing money wasting schemes?

      Does anyone give a toss?

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  28. 63
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Has Mongo Mensch emigrated yet

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  29. 64
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Anyone know where I can get a PC-PLEB T-shirt, they are sold out everywhere.

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  30. 76
    Strictly Come Pervin' says:

    More lies from labour. Who would have thunk it. Disgraceful!

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  32. 81
    evad666 says:

    hadn’t realised this would be a dry run for the campaigns to get Staw and Blairs lad into Parliament. Thanks for the warning.
    The establisment of political dynasties must be opposed at all costs.

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  33. 84
    Stop the cuts to the NHS says:

    Have any of you morons actually looked at the proposals before you start believing the crap that guido writes.

    The threats to the hospitals in question are very real. No emergency surgery procedures. A midwifery led maternity unit with no doctors or consultants being the main two.

    Nobody has said that the hospitals will close but their are definetly cuts proposed to the services thanks to the Tory led shambles of a government.

    Before you all jump on the bandwagon of guido and lambast you should do your research.

    Living in the constituency and reading the plans very thoroughly I do not believe that this is spin in any way. Of course the right wing mutters will say it is as its their government that want to cut the funding by 20%.

    But it’s ok Dave has let his mates of the new tax rate so why should he give a toss.

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