January 2nd, 2013

Chuka’s £1.7 Million Soundbite

chukaEver heard of the USDAW? New figures released show that the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers have quietly become Labour’s second biggest donor over the last year, generously pushing nearly £2 million Ed’s way. As with every union that decides to donate to the Labour Party, the USDAW are certainly getting their bang for their buck.

Back in August USDAW general secretary John Hannett talking about Sunday trading: “The Government promised it, it was neither a trial nor Trojan horse for permanent deregulation”. And what did Labour think about this, surely they had their own, original position to take on the issue? One day later Chuka Umunna popped up to add that the government had promised “that the temporary suspension of the restrictions would not be used as a ‘Trojan horse’ for permanent change”. He could have at least thought of his own line…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Very “Hari-esque” ;)

    • 7
      New Years Revolution says:

      Please can you just fuck off?

      • 22
        Anonymous says:

        Britain will be stripped of its gold-plated credit rating this year in a major embarrassment to George Osborne, a string of leading economists warned last night.

        The coveted AAA score is widely seen to be under threat after the Treasury admitted that it is taking longer than expected to get the ballooning national debt under control.

        A downgrade would be a crushing humiliation for the Chancellor who has staked his reputation on cleaning up the mess left by Labour and safeguarding the country’s top-notch rating.


        • 27
          Call me Dave mincing into 2013 says:

          So are you saying that my games consoles will no longer accept AAA batteries and instead I will need AA ones?

        • 33
          @# says:

          “Staked his reputation”? Don’t make me laugh.

    • 9
      Butch Dave says:

      Will no one think of the nonces?

      • 12
        Call me Dave says:

        Remember a nonce is for life not just for Winterval

        • 13
          V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

          So Chukka Uppee jumps on the bandwagon, just think, this v1le individual may be lording it over you in a couple of years!

          • Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

            Chuka jumping on a bandwagon, Milliband will be pissed off thats his job.

          • Alan Milburn, family reasons. says:

            At 32 or so, having never done a proper job in his life, what was he? an immigration lawyer or something along those lines?

            still, I suppose looking about 12 years old he looks more mature than Ed

  2. 2
    Putting the meat in Luciana's burger says:

    Original thought? Chuka?

  3. 3
    Doktorb says:

    I’m sure he’ll take to Twitter soon enough to explain himself……I mean, copy and paste the Labour HQ email…….

  4. 4
    Engineer says:

    This will now be reported, word for word, on every BBC news bulletin for the next week.

    Labour – Unions – BBC. The Evil Trinity.

    • 11
      Tachybaptus says:

      And the Guardian, Independent and Mirror. So it’s a sexuality, all fucking each other.

  5. 5
    GSilver says:

    at least if Chukka gets charge of the labour party, he wont betray their socialist principles … he’ll sell them for the most dosh he can make!

  6. 6

    Why make up your own original remark when you can get one of the shelf.

  7. 8
    Operation Crossbow says:

    I see Victoria Derbyshire is back to her usual anti Tory whining once again.

  8. 10
    bergen says:

    One day some unkind soul will send him an ultra-daft press release for his support. I wonder if he will spot it before posting it himself.

  9. 14
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Using a metaphor like “the camel’s nose inside the tent” might have been construed as some sort of slur against muzzies, after all.

  10. 16
    Raving Loon says:

    I’m about to Chuka up.

  11. 17
  12. 19
    Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

    For 2013 I would like the liebour party to come up with One Policy, not a lot to ask just One Policy.

  13. 20
    Ed Megashambles says:

    Chuka can’t become leader of the party unless he changes his name to something metric.

  14. 20
    Labour Science Lesson says:

    The reason for this is clear. Shouting into an empty vessel often causes an echo.

  15. 23
    a non says:

    Surprised the Union is rallying against permanent 7 days a week trading, since it benefits employment figures, not forgetting the convenience for all.
    Major supermarkets and retailers open 363 days a year here. Perhaps the Catholic church feels it promotes more bums on pews if people can get out and about on a Sunday instead of lazing at home.

  16. 25
    The Labour bandwagon says:

    Labour HQ is full of blank sheets of paper – no news here, move along.

  17. 30
    EU Dictat overrulling common sense since 1985 says:

    Come on ladies, Come on ladies
    Come on ladies, Come on ladies
    One Euro Fish!

    Have a, have a look, One Euro Fish
    Have a, have a look, One Euro Fish
    Very Very good, One Euro Fish
    Very Very Cheap, One Euro Fish
    Six for Five Euro, One Euro Fish
    Six for Five Euro, One Euro Fish
    Very Very Good and Very Very Cheap
    One Euro, One Euro

  18. 31
    the poor bloody tax-payer says:

    something about internet shopping – no unions & no exploiting landlords (same thing?) to get in the consumer’s way

    interesting that non-commisionator Prescott chose to back landlords over lease-liberalisation proposals put up to redress the imbalance in bargaining power between property owners and users

    no free-market noises of course from the Clitoral Coalition

  19. 32
    God says:

    Frankly I’m with Labour on this one.

  20. 34
    Hans Neezen-Boompsadazy says:

    Is he calling me a Troja Norse?

  21. 35
    Happy go tax payer says:

    I assume the statement that USDAW is paying money to labour is a euphemism… to make the shock more gentle for those stupid pay taxers who are paying USDAW to pay the labour party loads of dosh in bribes for support of strikes for more pay less work and rubbish such as serving the tax payer plebs, us.

  22. 36
    I know an arsehole when I see one says:

    Chukka stupid fucka

  23. 37
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    The saddest part of this story is that USDAWS members many of them lowoly paid willhave had very little say in these donations,its time the Government brought in the opt in rule where TU members are individually balloted as to whether they want to pay the political levy and with a ceiling of 50per cent of union members voting and if that ceiling is not reached then no levy.No union would get a majority for the political levy.

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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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