November 5th, 2012

CCHQ Mole Hunt and Other Sunday Column Stories

As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Daily Star Sunday column, the hunt is on in CCHQ:

“MANY in Conservative Party HQ are increasingly convinced Labour has a mole working in the building. Beyond the usual media leaks, confidential private polling appears to have got directly into Labour’s hands. As the party moves on to an election footing, the Tories want to be sure their battle plans are secure. Background checks are quietly being made to establish the true-blue credentials of newer staff.”

Guido is watching this one…

Other fun includes Vicky Pryce’s terrible choice in men, MacShame, Tory grandees reactions to the EU vote rout and Luciana Berger backfiring attacks.

It’s online now here.


75 Comments

  1. 1
    genghiz the kahn says:

    I see that that wretch Jenny Watson has been reappointed as head of The Electoral Commission.

    Wasn’t she supposed to be incapable of organising a piss up in a brewery?

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/this-weeks-public-bill-general-committee-debates/read/?date=2012-10-30&itemId=156

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    ” the true-blue credentials of newer staff.”

    Cameron would have no chance of getting in now.

  3. 3
    Lord bumwatch says:

    Certainly I reckon Guido has several moles there!

  4. 4
    Dave the enemy within says:

    Cameron doesn’t have ‘blue’ credentials for a start.

  5. 5
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    He’s called Dave Cameron.

  6. 6
    Bald Rick says:

    It’s the badgers I’d watch out for. They’ll be hostile.

  7. 7
    Lord Alpine says:

    Phew! Nothing about me!

  8. 8
    The BBC rewrites history in minutes says:

    Radio 4 last night at 9.30 looked at Europe and quite rightly pointed out that until Blair came along (and a bit of Kinnock) that Labour had always been against EU membership and the Tories for membership.

    Come the ten o’clock news and the BBC reporter in one of those odd BBC set pieces where a BBC reporter interrogates another BBC reporter in the studio stated that the Labour party was traditionally pro EU.

  9. 9
    Aunty Matter says:

    All three main political parties have always been in favour of the EU.

  10. 10
    Observer says:

    If the mole is paid staff and was dropped into Conservative HQ as a spy, he or she may be guilty of the criminal offence of having obtained a pecuniary benefit, in the form of a salary, by false pretences.

  11. 11
    Usual suspects says:

    Cameron, Osborne, Spelman, Mitchell and Hague are all prime suspects.

    Ed Balls has more Tory sympathies than that lot.

  12. 12
    not paying any more says:

    I prefer it when the reporter being interrogated is standing in the street outside the same BBC studio.
    Gritty

  13. 13
    Bald Rick says:

    Just remember Cameron is so bright he sends texts to alleged criminals to let them know just how new and exciting it is to ride a horse. He’s so bright he’s spent more time yapping on about the Queen than inspiring the youth of this nation to world class excellence. He’s so bright he castigates the nations Youth [what’s this an attempt to win them over?] for what he perceives is their lack of moral backbone even though most of his best mates are facing criminal charges.

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Surely if leaks are coming from a certain small group, it should be easy to pick out who is leaking. It shows the desparation of Labour that they need to resort to dishonesty to fight against the Government. They dont have an original idea between them !

  15. 15
    Del Boy says:

    All you have to do is notify a suspect of a totally bogus story and see what happens .

    It does not take an Oxbridge degree to sort it out .

  16. 16
    bergen says:

    I’m starting to believe that the Tories will deserve to lose if this is an example of their administration.

  17. 17
    True Blue Old Cynic says:

    Do you mean CMDDD then ??

    He ticks all of those boxes…..

  18. 18
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

    The seeds of paranoia have been planted, taken root, and blooming. Our job is done…LOL or ICT

  19. 19
    @# says:

    Lots of new jobs in Tory Britain – Workfare jobs, a full week’s work for £70. Apprenticeships for the over 50s in shelf stacking and floor washing for £2.70 an hour for a year and no job at the end of it. The sick and disabled forced to do Workfare indefinitely.

    3 year sanction without benefit for anyone who fails to demonstrate the requisite National Socialist zeal.

    Tory Britain gets more like the Third Reich by the day.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Inspiring the youth of the nation to excellence. Oh do listen to yourself,you fool. Plus your name gives you away, ED.

  21. 21
    Short Memories says:

    No. Labour were very much against it as they considered it pro capitalism. The TUC on the whole is still of that opinion.

    Wilson had a devil of a battle against the Wedgewood Benns of his party who were strongly agin membership.

    Ii is only since new Labour that they have become pro EU.

  22. 22
    Anon says:

    Plus & most importantly all of them

    Worship Daily at the feet of THE MASTER !!

    “Saint Toxic Tone Bliar…”….

    who will always be there guiding light

    & inspiration for evermore

  23. 23
    reports from the rear says:

    ZINOVIEV-gate?

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    If the truth comes out about the activities of a former chairman of the party, and about who knew about it, the question of moles will be the least of your problems.

  25. 25
    The Honey Badger says:

    Ask me if I give a shit.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t imagine many politicians would wish to pursue that line of inquiry.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    He/She is being paid to do a job, which presumably they are doing. Where is the false pretence?

  28. 28
    Aunty Matter says:

    Really? I think you will find the Wilson Government supported the yes to stay in the Common Market referendum.

  29. 29
    Ah! Monika says:

    One blow with a sledgehammer usually does the trick.

  30. 30
    Kebab travel update says:

    A1205 Burdett Rd at the junc with Hamlets Way in Tower Hamlets is blocked in both directions due to an accident. Expect delays.

  31. 31
    gramma says:

    Spy / Spies? Not just in the Conservative party.
    UK security from all governments, to industry and royalty has been famous for leaking like a seive / colander since WWII. The Cambridge 5 introduced the idea that nefarious practice paid and loyalty and integrity disappeared out the window. Few wouldn’t consider selling their granny if it got them one step higher up the ladder or added to their bank balance.
    Where would Guido be without a few “patriotic” whistleblowers or those with a chip on their shoulders?

  32. 32
    Short Memories says:

    That’s what I just wrote. Wilson was pro EU his party and were in the main not.

  33. 33
    Kraft durch Freud says:

    Excellent. We’ll all get nice Hugo Boss uniforms, free holidays (paid) and all the pie keys will disappear.

  34. 34
    Ah! Monika says:

    …..the plot was uncovered on November 4, Fawkes was arrested and tortured for two days before he revealed the names of his co-conspirators.”

    Better think twice before posting on here! How much would Guido take before revealing our ISPs?

  35. 35
    Ed Miliblank says:

    I’m okay. Labour is secure.
    Who would want to steal a blank sheet of paper?

  36. 36
    Socrates says:

    Define truth.

  37. 37
    Common sense at last. says:

    Gisela Stuart made a surprisingly strong case why we should leave the EU as Lisbon is unworkable. She like many now believes that we should remain in the single market but outside of the EU. And that is what I thought I was voting yes for in the Common Market referendum.

  38. 38
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Hunting a mole ? Cherchez l’arsehole…


  39. 39
    Melvin says:

    Stuart has maintained a common-sense attitude towards the EU for many years – demonstrating intelligence and consistency not often seen in Labour MPs.

  40. 40
    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 1 says:

    How do you spell paranoia ?

    L-A-B-O-U-R.

  41. 41
    Comrade Jock says:

    “Background checks are quietly being made to establish the true-blue credentials of newer staff”

    I’d go back a lot further than that. They had plenty of time to get a few sleepers planted in the period when the Tory party was going through leaders like a BOGOF offer.

  42. 42
    Jimmy says:

    Dashed unsporting. The decent thing would be to groom civil servants instead.

  43. 43
    Mums the word says:

    What Dave needs to do is tell each member of staff a different secret, a secret that is so secret it must be kept secret.

  44. 44
    doh ray mee says:

    His 2 day torture must have been excruciating.
    Perhaps the modern day equivalent would be being subjected to drunken Neo Guido singing in a karaoke bar. We wouldn’t last a day.

  45. 45
    Rest of the review says:

    “We just have to turn on the radio late at night to drown out the screams of the boys he’s busy buggering in the cellar”.

  46. 46
    jgm2 says:

    ..confidential private polling appears to have got directly into Labour’s hands…/i>

    And how do the T*ries know that?

    If it (confidential private polling) has got into Labour hands then surely the obvious suspects are the polling company.

  47. 47
    jgm2 says:

    Gaaaaah. Formatted correctly…

    ..confidential private polling appears to have got directly into Labour’s hands…

    And how do the T*ries know that?

    If it (confidential private polling) has got into Labour hands then surely the obvious suspects are the polling company.

  48. 48
    Old Tory fart says:

    Look, child abuse is terrible. Unless it’s one of our grandee pals who’s guilty of it, in which case we protect them at all costs. No one gives a toss about the victims anyway. They were all just care home bastards, abandoned pieces of meat for our mates to roast mercillesly at the Wrexham hotel. He’s a good man, he raised millions of pounds for the party. So what he likes to r*pe boys. If Maggie liked him, that’s good enough for us!

  49. 49
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    A single market is exactly what we were asked to vote for; no mention of political union back in the 70’s. We have been betrayed by every government since.

  50. 50
    Gordon Brown says:

    Who’s been calling me paranoid?

  51. 51
    Spot the Loon says:

    Well if you’re job is done you can fuck off then, can’t you?

  52. 52
    YorkshireLad says:

    Get George Smiley in…he’s pretty good as flushish out moles

  53. 53
    George Lees says:

    Can they do background checks on Cameron, Osborne, Copper, Lewellyn, Park, Silvar, Powell-Chandler and Oliver etc – none of these are conservative, in fact most of CCHQ are not conservative -

  54. 54
    ÁC1 says:

    Cameron’s spies in the Labour party keep leaving blank sheets of paper at the dead-drops.

  55. 55
    ÁC1 says:

    New economically sustainable jobs are better that gordo’s debt fuelled non-jobs.

    Only economic growth can raise wages, and to do that we need to cut Taxes, starting with the worst tax on income, VAT.

  56. 56
    AveubenBorisised? says:

    Boris THE True Blue.

  57. 57
    reports from the rear says:

    it is something with remarkable price-elasticity

  58. 58
    George Lees says:

    I like teh fact that someone leaked the mole hunt – can not even keep that quiet! Idiots -

  59. 59
  60. 60
    ed martin says:

    i voted against in the 70’s – it may amuse that one pro-argument was that joining Europe would lead to ‘less government’

  61. 61
    easy innit? says:

    its a party splitting issue – thats one of the problems in facing it – but now its possible that others (euros) will face it for us – which just leaves us with the original problem of responsible government – balancing the books, no inflation – those sort of things

  62. 62
    reports from the rear says:

    back to the wall is safest

  63. 63
    ratty says:

    perhaps it was Mole himself?

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Short Memories’ is right. I was there.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    No indeed of ‘open borders’.

  66. 66
    Lefty Michael Palin says:

    We have the comfy cushions ready.

  67. 67
    XXXX says:

    How much do CCHQ pay their little helpers, if it is like the Liebore lot well there is the answer, of course not paying the little helpers ensures that you only get those guaranteed true blue because daddy is well loaded.

  68. 68
    XXXX says:

    But is he one of the little helpers who gets nowt

  69. 69
    XXXX says:

    You cannot do that, VAT is the Tories favourite form of tax, easy to collect, cheap to collect and goes up regularly

  70. 70
    XXXX says:

    The trouble now is where is the proof after 30 or more years that will convict and send them down

  71. 71
    XXXX says:

    Yes you do have a point there, whispers here, whispers there, a nod is as good as a wink

  72. 72
    XXXX says:

    Sepends who is paying and how much

  73. 73
    XXXX says:

    Boris is for Boris could be a very dangerous man

  74. 74
    Tony Bliar says:

    There is none of that nasty business in the Labour Party, I can assure you.

    http://www.tpuc.org/node/34

  75. 75

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