December 13th, 2012

Burnham’s PPS Repeated Loony Dr Eoin’s Fibs in Commons


Last night saw the fourth grovelling mea culpa from ‘Dr’ Eoin Clarke, and it was perhaps his best yet. Guido’s favourite Irish feminism historian was once again forced to “apologise wholly and unreservedly” this time to “Virgin Care, its employees, subsidiaries and service users, as well as my readers, for writing over 46 blog entries that contained false, inaccurate and defamatory statements”. Ouch…

Surely no Labour MP would be stupid enough to read something on the good doctor’s blog and quote it, almost verbatim, in the House of Commons? Step forward Debbie Abrahams, Andy Burnham’s PPS. At PMQs on 24th October, Abrahams asked David Cameron:

“Can the Prime Minister explain the relationship between Virgin Care donations to the Tory party, the number of Virgin Care shareholders on clinical commissioning group boards and the number of NHS contracts that have been awarded to Virgin Care?”

Where could she possibly have got the inspiration for her question? Last night Clarke had to admit that “Virgin Care has NOT made donations to a political party” and “Virgin Care does NOT have hundreds of “sleeper cells” in Clinical Commissioning Groups”. As we went to pixel Abrahams’ offices were not answering their phones, and her re-tweet of Clarke praising her question was mysteriously deleted this morning:


Will she also be issuing an apology and retraction?


  1. 1
    Owen says:

    What’s an Eoin?

  2. 2
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Labour are following the old Stalinist maxims, “Throw enough shit and some of it will stick.” and “A lie will be halfway round the world before the Truth has got it’s boots on.”

    Do we expect aything else?

    • 20
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Or, as Mr Chaplin-Moustache put it, there are lies that convince by their sheer audacity, which, even if immediately debunked, linger like a bad odour, since most people will assume there had to have been SOME kernel of truth (however small), or why would someone have said it? No-smoke-without-fire is the usual formulation in such people’s minds, and so, the lie has done its work.

  3. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    Ha Ha.

    And there was me thinking that no-one in labour took him seriously.

  4. 5
    She's Learning says:
    • 7
      Call me Dave says:

      For once I did not lie my hooning ass off

    • 10
      Bluto says:

      Correct for once.

    • 14
      At last...Labour MP says something we can ALL agree with !! says:

      At last…Diane has got something right !!!!

    • 16
      Contains small parts says:

      Ready-made poster for next election.

      • 30
        Publicity that money can't buy says:


        Plastered all over Hackney.

        I haven’t’ laughed so much since Ken Livingston proclaimed – in his election campaign (which he lost) – that only stupid people vote Labour.

    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      Do you think Diane will champion the cause of the white English men and women that make up London’s ethnic minority.

    • 25
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Cut her some slack. She probably Tweeted this in her sleep.

    • 28
      Anonymous says:

      Shame that the existence of welfare requires others to go to work for it , isn’t made more clear .
      Unfortunatly polotitians would rather you aspire to one or the other , “work” or
      But that’s the old devide & rule , politicians like to make a parasitic living off the general public , Diane .

  5. 9
    Bluto says:

    Labour will never retract their lies, apologise for them or resign. They just pretend they never happened or connive a bigger lie against another target as a diversion.

    They are the party of liars whose stock in trade are lies, dissembling and deceit. Their whole ethos is lying about other parties, people and issues in order to gain power. It is why their in-house smearing experts have such high profiles.

    • 19
      Ed Miliband's Parasite Party - Department of Smears says:

      This person calling himself “Bluto” is clearly a racist bigot. Indeed, there is considerable evidence that his racist bigotry dates back many years.

      Many accusations have been made about his wicked racist bigotry. Over many years. And his links to multimillionaire bigot racist Tory Party donors. Cameron must tell the House how much he knew about Bluto’s racist bigotry donations to racist multimillionaire bigots. And he must come clean: when did he know it?

      (repeats daily at 3-hour intervals)

    • 31
      Phil says:

      Agreed Labour does not do apologies per se.
      We all await their admission to trashing the economy for the fifth time in a row and possibly the biggest boom & bust in our history.

  6. 11
    Contains small parts says:

    The number of people arrested for terrorism-related offences has increased by more than 60%, according to new government figures.

    And what % of them are immigrants?

  7. 15
    The British Public says:

    And why the ridiculous apology from Cameron for acts committed during the IRA atrocity campaign in the 1970s? What a dire, weak, leftie he is.

  8. 18
    Andy Burnham says:

    Oi Debby, you got my mascara again?

  9. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Talking of apologies and retractions…how about one from you and Priti Patel after this appeared in the DT?

    “Contrary to our report “Hodge faces challenge over family firm’s taxes” (Nov 20), Stemcor, in which Ms Hodge has a small shareholding, has not abused transfer pricing to avoid tax. We accept that there is no inconsistency or hypocrisy in Ms Hodge criticising other companies for tax avoidance and apologise to her for any contrary impression.”

    So how about it?

  10. 24
    Gregor Samsa says:

    “In 2002 Abrahams was appointed chair of Rochdale Primary Care Trust.”

    Says it all really.

  11. 29
    Who says:


    The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has opened an inquiry into expenses claims by Culture Secretary Maria Miller

  12. 38
    Dr Eager Clart Phd (Virgin) says:

    This mans a lightening conductor for eagerly swallowed disinformation, lies and desparate bilge surely of some use in the fight against marxism in the uk

  13. 39
    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    Burnhams department is built on lies.

  14. 44
    keredybretsa says:

    Another Droolworthy illiterati bites the dust!

  15. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Why would anyone apologize for asking a question to the PM?

    Grow up Guido.

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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