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?

  3. 3
    Kebab Time's F5 Key says:

    Eoin some libel payouts?

  4. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    Ha Ha.

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

  5. 5
    She's Learning says:

  6. 6
    Kebab Time says:

    Do you like my Xmas card?

  7. 7
    Call me Dave says:

    For once I did not lie my hooning ass off

  8. 8
    False, but sounds plausible, says:

    It used to be called the South East Electricity Board, but then it became ‘hip’ by blowing a very large sum of money on a corporate rebrand.

    See also: O2, EE, Aegon, V2, Altria, Valic etc.

  9. 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.

  10. 10
    Bluto says:

    Correct for once.

  11. 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?

  12. 12
    ONS says:

    It will not be anywhere near 100% as we like to grow them in the UK, they are more radical

  13. 13
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Don’t expect an apology, the Labour filth have already destroyed our Country and filled it with p01sonous immigrants.

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    Contains small parts says:

    Ready-made poster for next election.

  17. 17
    SSC says:

    ‘Dr’ Clarke – The blogosphere version of Johan Hari. – But not as fat.

  18. 18
    Andy Burnham says:

    Oi Debby, you got my mascara again?

  19. 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)

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 23
    why doesn't he ever post further down? says:


  24. 24
    Gregor Samsa says:

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

    Says it all really.

  25. 25
    Tay King-dePisse says:

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

  26. 26
    Gregor Samsa says:

    Read Guido’s twitter, moron.

  27. 27
    Mr BumBum says:

    She needs her cage rattling.

  28. 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 .

  29. 29
    Who says:


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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 32
    Any second now.. says:

    “Maria Miller has my full support and confidence” – Dave Cameron.

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:


    And he apologises or even mentions it does he?

    No he doesn’t.


  34. 34
    Diane Abbott says:

    West Indian Mum’s would go up against the wall, for unlimited welfare.

  35. 35
    Gregor Samsa says:

    You really are too stupid to live.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Tell me what it says then fuckwit.

  37. 37
    Andrew Efiong says:

    He’s like Hari and Mehdi Hasan crossed together.

  38. 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

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

    Burnhams department is built on lies.

  40. 40
    Andy Coulson says:


  41. 41
    Norfolk's Finest says:

    Labour never let evidence get in the way of a nice comfy bit of hysteria.

  42. 42
    An irate French pastry says:

    You forget he is the hare to blare

  43. 43
    The Pastmaster says:

    Thought they supplied leccy ?

  44. 44
    keredybretsa says:

    Another Droolworthy illiterati bites the dust!

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

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

    Grow up Guido.

  46. 46
  47. 47
    pjt says:

    “What’s an Eoin”.

    I think it must be a time unit. Like “ulb” was a time unit in former East Germany. When someone there heard from radio that next there is a speech by General Secretary Ulbricht, they turned the radio off immediately after ULB, no need to hear more.

    I suppose an eoin is the time between a blog entry and its apology, probably more conveniently expressed as a multiple of seconds than days.

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