November 1st, 2012

Oh My Ghosh

After various rows at the Home Office and UK Border Agency Dame Helen Ghosh departed the Civil Service for the National Trust. In a great scoop by the Standard, it seems she’s been letting off some steam with her new found freedom:

“Women are being frozen out of an “Old Etonian clique” around David Cameron, one of Whitehall’s most senior figures has explosively claimed. Dame Helen Ghosh said the Prime Minister surrounded himself with a male-dominated “network of friends”, including members of the notorious Bullingdon Club at Oxford University, that was “difficult” for women politicians to penetrate.”

Nothing to do with the fact that she was blocked from promotion to the most senior level of the civil service, pipped to the post by Sir Bob Kerslake of course. Revenge is better served subtly…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Did she have to dodge Nokias tho?


  2. 2
    Watt Tyler says:

    A closer look at the Cameron Old Boy Cliche:


  3. 3
    JuliaM says:

    Did Ghosh ever leave a department in a better state than when she arrived there?


  4. 4
    Boris Johnson says:

    “The Bullingdon Club has been banned from several establishments, while contemporary Bullers are said to chant, at all hours: “Buller, Buller, Buller! Buller, Buller, Buller! We are the famous Bullingdon Club, and we don’t give a fuck!”

    I suppose this Dame has not understood…


  5. 5
    Wots a BME community? says:


  6. 6
    Liarpoliticians says:

    If we know the secret handshake, can we join the Cameron clique?


    • 24
      Archer Karcher says:

      For £250k you can have a cosy chat.


      • 31
        Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

        What happened to the kitchen supper? Does that cost more now?


        • 52
          Anonymous says:

          from Blair sofa to cam kitchen. allah is great.

          as we get closer to life, we need a gardner in the PM’s office next.
          what’s a kitchen without decent home grown ingredients.


  7. 9
    Kebab,The Lefty Tosser says:

    Jesus Christ, just listen to this! Bizarre Mormon tripe from Romney’s own mouth. No more excuses. This must go viral.


  8. 11
    Mitt says:

    I was speaking to a guy last night who said he’s no fan of Romney but he wants him to win just to see the look on the faces of the “smug” celebrities who support Obama.


  9. 12
    Moussaka Lussaka says:

    Romney neocon comb over call me gideon rightists !!!!!!! toothpaste libor only way is ethics Bullingdon Murdoch splits thong hedgetrimmer


  10. 16
    Sandalista says:

    Dame Helen Ghosh was invited back to present prizes at her old School, Farnborough Hill. She made a very self centred speech without even a polite reference to the contribution made by her old school.

    Ghosh = Ghastly


    • 20
      JuliaM says:

      You don’t make it to the higher echelons of the Civil Service by being anything other than a conceited backstabbing glory-grabber…


      • 26
        Acute Mandarin says:

        And having never made a mistake because you haven’t made a single decision.


      • 48
        Sandalista says:

        “…conceited backstabbing glory-grabber…”

        OBE = Other Bugger’s Efforts


      • 54
        Fish says:

        You don’t make it to the higher echelons of the Civil Service by being anything other than a conceited backstabbing glory-grabber…

        and speaking in cliches, it seems.

        My Permanent Secretary used to go round telling everyone that now he’d been promoted he was able to hold two diametrically opposing views at the same time. He was a bit of a shit actually.

        Throughout Britain’s long decline and it’s periodic shambles, Civil Service incompetence has been a constant and a thorn in the side of good governance. It says one thing, and does another. It does what it wants for the benefit the Civil Service, not the country. It is corrupt; it is rotten from top to bottom.

        All of the fuckers, like Ghosh, should piss off.


    • 58
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Ghosh ;close Ghoti ( pronounced , fish).


  11. 19
    Anon & never voted ZanuLieLabor & never will says:

    Good to see that CMDDD is following down the same road as McMental

    with his own very special elite Praetorian guards……..

    the so called Government & its (mis)management has all of the hallmarks

    of disaster written all over it……

    how long before they hit the wall that’s awaiting them

    & are smashed to bits………??


  12. 21
    The Ghost of Super Mac says:

    Q.What steers Governments of course

    Events dear boy, Events


  13. 23
    Kebab,The Lefty Tosser says:

    Around 6,500 retail jobs are at risk after electrical chain Comet confirmed that it will be put into administration next week.

    That’s 6,500 votes that the Conservative led coalition scum won’t be getting then !


    • 29

      Yeth !! Comet would have been a thriving, expanding business if we were in office.


    • 34
      Joss Taskin says:

      How did the 27,000 Woolworth workers vote when they closed in 2009 ?


    • 51
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Comet is shit, and has been for a long time. There are too many retail companies doing the same thing in this country. Mobile phones, televisions, computers. Get my drift?


  14. 27
    Lee hits the bottom of the barrel says:

    I’m surprised this blog hasn’t reported on the news that Lee “you white boys are obsessed with black men’s tackles” Jasper is to stand for the Respect Party. :-D


  15. 37
    Line the wankers up....three.. two.. one says:

    On Daily Politics they had a LD, pro Camo conservative, anti Camo conservative and for the Labour party……..? No Labour party rep to weasle his words as to why they support a reduction in the EU budget. Oh no they had good old Red Ken of no fixed employment. Same as Newsnight last night when paxemina asked the female labour rep ‘do you support the veto?’ twice before he let it drop. No protracted repetition of the question ala Howard. wankers the lot of them.


  16. 41
    christopher says:

    By any standards she was INCOMPETENT and also displayed total ARROGANCE and ZERO CONTRITION when questioned by Public Accounts Committee re her FAILURES

    the question that should be asked is how did someone with her lack of ability rise so high


  17. 42
    lola says:

    “Camerons old boy clique excludes women”…like old bats like you.


  18. 48
    Civil Service Autogong says:

    Dame…Ah yes.


  19. 53
    Mad Frankie's Older Sister says:

    I judge her comments when compared to her ability. Its what’s called ‘zero sum’


  20. 55
    Baldrichmondtory says:

    At least the the authorities and the law know where you all are.Isuppose it makes sense.Keep all the reptiles together in the same glass case then you will not be out on the streets biting law abiding citizens and with a bit of luck you might turn on each other.


  21. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Ghosh is over-promoted, and not well placed to make these comments, BUT the performance of Cameron and Downing Street over so many issues suggest that the PMs inner circle lack certain qualities. One or two would benefit from a trip to Oz – to see the wizard not the opera house.


  22. 59
    Robin Redbreast says:

    More whinging..normally i will slapdown Feminazis..but anything which shows Males, Clegg,Camoron,Millipede in Bad light..bring on the Dancing girls..


  23. 60
    Christian J. says:

    These type of women are the biggest hypocrites. They have their own “CLUBS” scattered around the country which excludes all men and yet they have the temerity to complain. The hypocrisy is unpalatable. Not only do these sexist females have the majority of benefits that men do not. The endless complaining about their “perceived” situation is completely nullified by their own discrimination against men.

    It truly is sickening as well as pathetic. They need to grow up and stop their endless whining. Enough is enough.


    • 62
      Bluto says:

      How to measure equality when in order to supposedly achieve it you first skew it with preferential treatment, double standards, politically correct censorship and emotional blackmail?

      Can you imagine ITV showing a programme called “Loose Men” exclusively for men?

      The Daily Mail is full of women “strutting their stuff”, slut-walking for the media and behaving in the most overtly sexual and “liberated” way with other women gleefully reporting it but woe betide any man who responds to that in a perfectly natural way with an unguarded remark. Oh noooooo – not allowed!

      Strange country this has become.


      • 63
        Poor Old Man says:

        Basically women can now openly express their sexuality and make “sexist” remarks but men can’t, unless they are gay. Then it’s ok.


  24. 61
    The Impartial observer says:

    After the experience we had of women ministers with the last lot, thank heavens some sense at the top.


  25. 64
    Red Ed says:

    I surround myself with a champagne-swilling north London clique that is completely devoid of any talent.


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