February 6th, 2013

LibDems Will Move Eastleigh Writ Tomorrow

Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael will tomorrow move the writ to trigger the Eastleigh by-election. The by-election should be on the 28 February.

Developing…

UPDATE: They will select a candidate on Saturday


121 Comments

  1. 1
    Chris Huhne says:

    Can I stand for the seat?

    • 14

      You could practice bending for it.

    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      Then 1st of March will be interesting.

      1) LD wins Cameron is finished.

      2) Conservatives win, Clegg is finished.

      3) Labour wins, both Clegg and Cameron finished.

      4) UKIP wins Conservative party is finished.

      • 29

        5) SNP wins, we then have proof they are cheating.

      • 39
        Con Artist says:

        Muslim Brotherhood wins – good result for all 3 parties

      • 41
        Casual Observer says:

        The Ides of March would be more appropriate for Camoron

      • 47

        agree.

        if the wibble-liberals lose they claim irt was due to the deceit of the former MP, soon to be imprisoned.

        if the con lose its that they were trying to overturn a safe Liberal seat and its a mid-term..boo to the government result.

        if Miliband loses its because he had no hope of winning anyway.

        Ukip won’t win so it doesn’t really matter anyway.

        All parties would only suffer a little if the result was actually catastrophic for them. Libs coming 5th or something. But that won’t happen, so its a non, mid-term, by-election result of minimal importance.

        • 49
          Jon Snowe says:

          Maybe. But we can but hope for a decent earthquake result that will destabilise Dave or Nick, or even better both.

          • Anonymous says:

            If it goes bad for LD, LD MPs will jump ship (saying national interest, to save their seats), this will trigger a vote on leadership. Clegg will lose. New leader will be Cable, who will move policies to left. Cameron will go ahead just to stay as PM, his MPs will rebel. There will be a leadership election in Conservative party. New right-wing Con leader will not be able to work with Cable. UK will end up having a general election.

        • 50

          It’s an ideal situation for a ,”White Knight”, candidate who will get a fairly enormous protest vote which could bugger up everybody’s calculations.

      • 73
        VERITAS says:

        Ecellent and succint analysis

      • 106
        Screw Left-Right paradigm says:

        none of the above wins – we have a vote for common sense

      • 121
        Herb says:

        Monster Raving loony party wins nothing changes.

    • 17
      Average Libdem supporter says:

      Well, you’re a good man, why not?

    • 76
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Having read all the comments so far in this block:-

      What a sorry shower of Chancers, Frauds and Criminals [who knows how many of the current crop across the political divides have skeletons in their past? e.g Huhne - doubt whether he's the 'only one'] all of our political parties consist of.

      And they [all of them] as a ‘collective’ of so called representatives of the public – are an absolute democratic disgrace. Our political system is a world wide disgrace -and no amount of fluff or spin can conceal the fact.

      The corruption from the TOP DOWN must end. When the East Germany political (Communist system) ended in 1989 – it ended because of the rank and file corruption across the whole political spectrum. The analogies to what the public are slowly beginning to see for themselves’ are not without comparison.

      We are in the death throes of the current political system – it is flooded and infested within every crevice with old boy and new boy corrupt.

      The DEAD WOOD – must be cut out like a rotting cancer. Too many hidden agendas, too many favours and not a scintillar of truth, honesty or integrity.

      Those who have been there for years and decades are part of the mismanagement and the rot that has set in.

  2. 2
    Vicky Price says:

    I think I’ll stand.

  3. 3
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

    • 10
      Come on Eastleigh Joe and Josephine Public says:

      Yes. Stuff Camoron and Nickelarse. Give all the low majority coalition M.P.s the shits.

      Go Go Go UKIP

      • 27
        pissed off voter says:

        fanciful perhaps but wouldn’t it be fun.

        • 31
          I don't do back, left or right says:

          Yes it would every old tory is on these modern forums, so Labour’s Ed will then get the proof he can win even in the hard-hit corners of the south-east, where it’s not all about the bankers. C’mon Labour!

      • 81
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Make it an EU referendum ‘get us out now’ vote – vote UKIP.

  4. 4
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The Labour party must be proud of the NHS today. Last of compassion and decency, sounds like Gordon Brown to me.

    • 15
      Jo swinney says:

      Milibands family fled the death camps, miliband and his party turned our hospitals into death camps – how apt

      • 83
        Blowing Whistles says:

        I’m not alone in my thinking and knowledge then.

        • 95
          Jo swinney says:

          Problem with labour types is they think the road to serfdom was a government user manual

          • LAB GAIN says:

            Problems with tory types is they are really just stuck up snobs who leave unemployment unanswered.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            To LAB GAIN – Bliar had 13 years to do the right thing – so despite that so many tory invertebrates fell for his lies [including many who now hold office] – how many UK Soldiers died so that blair would be rewarded by – largely and only the banks. He used every last stoopid Labour mongrel – do you know why – because you are dumber than the dumbest thats why – to line his own pockets in a longer game than any dumb labour supporter could thnik about.

            Don’t get me wrong the Tory boys were completely ‘neutered’ by blair but still filled their boots with the money offered them – but thats a subject matter that they do not wish to speak of now … ‘cos there’s been a ‘change’ [or has there] of government …?

    • 21
      BBC News says:

      The Guardian reports have headlined Cameron’s apology. And we know it’s all the Conservative’s fault whoever happened to be in power at the time.

    • 34
      Who says:

      “Speaking in the Commons, Mr Cameron said: “I have asked the NHS medical director, Prof Bruce Keogh, to conduct an immediate investigation into the hospitals with the highest mortality rates and to check that urgent remedial action is being taken.””

      What’s he going to do? Raise the fucking dead?

    • 45
      Jimmy says:

      I must say I’m hugely impressed at how many of you have already managed to read and digest the report.

      • 54

        There are a lot more people who can actually read and make up their own minds on the Right, Jimmy, and enough sections of the report have been leaked for at least an initial opinion to be formed. Have you received your spin-sheet from Ed-Central yet, and is that doe-eyed pretty boy who oversaw the gratuitous ending of human life through bloody-minded neglect or worse being set up as the fall-guy for the entire Labour movement?

      • 61
        Dr Hoo says:

        Not everyone is used to sleeping in pools of their own urine and faeces, the way you socialists do.

    • 84
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Let’s not forget that “during the reign of terror” – The Labour party placed 100′s if not more of beancounters into the NHS – it was those ‘leadership controlled graduates’ – who started the rot. And while I am about it – the Tory opposition at the time were completely inept – because many saw and opportunity to make bucks out of the NHS cash cow. Guilt all round I say but you won’t get the dead tree press saying that. Hardly likely what with political tribalism alive and propagandising in the MSM.

  5. 5
    Private Eye: Edition xxx March 2013 says:

    Exclusive: LibDems Will Move Eastleigh Writ Tomorrow

    Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Al!stair Carm!chael will tomorrow move the writ to trigger the Eastleigh by-election. The by-election should be on the 28 February.

    We have our eye on this…

    • 85
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Mr R D Smailles accountant asks – wot about me and when I used to work out of a Southampton office?

    • 110
      Pikfuds need to know this says:

      Where do they plan to move it to? Somewhere safer for themselves? But where???? I think we should be told.

  6. 6
    Shambo says:

    Best to get it over with

    • 86
      Blowing Whistles says:

      How can any newly elected in Eastleigh – avoid the stigma of being “The New Huhne” on the block….?

      Big FAT CATS boots to fill there … Huh! ne.ed to stop making jokes there BW at that barstewards MP’s expenses.

      OK I will stop at that … for today.

  7. 7
    The late Osama says:

    نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره
    ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه. ر رفت
    نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه. ر رفت ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه پيدانيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ماسايه
    ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه پيدانيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ماپيدا

    نيست نقش

  8. 9
    pissed off voter says:

    when are brookes/coulson due in court next?

    • 24
      Anonymous says:

      march then september 2013 for trial apparently

      • 36
        I don't do back, left or right says:

        Y, they are trying to get as many applications to exclude evidence in as possible. And while the gagging order (contempt of court) no less is in place on the media.

        • 88
          Blowing Whistles says:

          She’s got an £11 million payoff from the dead from the neck up one to squander on legal parasites – should be interesting.

          • Pikfuds Secure Removals Ltd says:

            Is she has any sense, most of that was transferred offshore to Chile months ago. We could have helped with this

  9. 11
    Eastleigh Lib Dem Spokesman says:

    It’ll be that tosser Tod from Winchester… It’s our gift to the Tories

    • 89
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Don’t forget that Eastleigh Borough Council bought into murdoch’s bungs back in 1997 or thereabouts – Chilworth Manor to be precise – a so called R&D venture – which wasn’t what it purported to be. A Disaster site if you ask me.

  10. 18
    Popeye says:

    Let battle commence. See if the sandal and beardie weirdies win this round.

  11. 19
    CON GAIN says:

    CON GAIN

    Any other vote is a vote for waste, a wasted vote.

    • 33
      Fuck Camoron says:

      It wouldn’t be a proper Con Gain — it would be another CONLIBLAB cnut from the PC meterosexual spendthrift camp

      • 57

        Wrong! the Conservative candidate is a local lass with a solid record in local government. She’ll fit in nicely with the 180 + real Conservative MP’s who finally gave mini-Blair the two fingers of scorn last night.

        • 66
          Point of information says:

          It was over 50% of sitting Conservative MP’s who raised those two fingers as well.

          That has not really been explained in the press, and is much more significant that the 400 overall in favor.

          Do not apply liberal left spin to that significance either.

          • Err… I don’t think I did. Quite the opposite in fact.

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            + 1000 They can fool some of the people for some of the time – but they cannot fool all of the people for all of the time – that’s those spin merchants from the ‘free press’ wot I’m talkin of.

        • 113
          Curly wonders says:

          So has this “local lass etc” ever had a real job?

    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      Vote UKIP

    • 51
      Anarchists In Blazers says:

      There’s no such thing as a wasted vote. You vote for the Party which represents you. It’s not a beauty contest. You’re not trying to pick winners.

  12. 28
  13. 30
    Charles E Weller says:

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

    • 35
      Vague Willy says:

      Party’s at my place — guests will have to prove their gay credentials at the door.

      • 91
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Good of CH 4 News to out just a little bit more about them dirty ones at the Elm guest hotel …

        The issue of child abuse / homosexual involvment is not going to go away.

  14. 32
    Grollace says:

    Eastleigh – sounds a bit posh for ‘milli’ brand.
    He could try to re-work his CV, I suppose.

  15. 46
    Shy Tot says:

    Charles Hendry (MP) has just dealt a death blow to the Tories by skipping very rapidly off to work for the wealthy windies (with whom he has had a few quiet meetings) … and they thought Nadine was naughty!

    • 93
      Blowing Whistles says:

      No, no, no – it cannot be true that all this climate change stuff is just one big BIG fat lie and that it’s only really about skrewing the taxpayer for the betterment financially of the elite aboard / on the board of companies x,y and z! It can’t be true there must be some hidden AGENDA.21.

    • 118
      Curly wonders says:

      So has this knut resigned his seat then? Can’t possibly micro-manage the climate and service his constituents effectively.

  16. 52
    Lib Dem Extended Party Political Broadcast: Eastleigh ByElection says:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ajhz_yello-the-race_music#.URKhteQ1mSo

    • 100
      LAB GAIN says:

      Oh multiple orgasms! Unfortunately only for Nick Clegg. Most people are with Miliband on this economy.

  17. 53
    Who says:

    And the winner, and STILL being paid for by the tax payer – JANE PIIIIIIIIIILGRIIIIIIIIIIM.

  18. 56
    Dicky Bird says:

    v Guido? By a knock-out, clearly.

  19. 58
    lojolondon says:

    In other words – better get this over ASAP, because the LimpDims are only going one way in the polls and we will try to catch the Tories on the hop!!

  20. 63
    Casual Observer says:

    One could say that this byelection is more about having the most credible reason for losing, rather than winning.

  21. 64
    Ennery says:

    Oh to live in Eastleigh
    and vote UKIP
    on St Crispin’s day

  22. 67
    Worried says:

    Just a thought………….could the number of non-English speaking staff have had an effect on the the breakdown in communication between staff and patients?

  23. 69
    I despise Edinburgh and the junkie, alky thick as shit Labour voting c-nts innit. says:

    Hoorah!

  24. 78
    VERITAS says:

    Who cares who wins it will make not the slightest difference to this corrupt political class,voting is a waste of time they will be lucky to get a 50per cent turnout

    • 109
      Lou Scannon says:

      Abstaining is not the answer.
      We need to go out and vote against the LibLabCon.
      How else do you propose to defeat them ?

      • 119
        Curly wonders says:

        Perhaps we should ask the Tunisians or the Egyptians or the Libyans or the Syrians if they might have a suggestion or two.

  25. 94
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Gotta laugh at Dominic Lawson & Matthew Norman trying to ‘big up’ Huhne – pathetic.

  26. 96
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Vote for another hoon?

  27. 102
    Chris says:

    Let battle commence.

    Chris Huhne had a majority of 3864 in 2010. Will UKIP upset the apple cart? I hope so.

  28. 107
    Screw Left-Right paradigm says:

    What do AGW and Chris Huhne” have in common? – A 10 YEAR LIE

  29. 108
    Truth wins Thru' says:

    From the man who once spoke about Global warming, a 10 year lie

    We now have a change of plea – or is that more like climate change!


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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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