February 7th, 2013

Labour Policy Wars


When Ed fell into Dave’s trap and refused to back the PM’s EU referendum pledge, one senior party bigwig will have been particularly disheartened. Judging by his speech at the Resolution Foundation last night it isn’t just Europe that has policy guru Jon Cruddas at odds with the Labour leadership:

“So, here’s the nuts of this. Simply opposing the cuts without an alternative is no good.”

Who could he possibly be referring to?

Coincidentally, over the last few days Labour have put up adverts for three new wonk positions, all with fixed-term contracts.

A love of colouring in blank pages is a must…


  1. 1
    Chris 'Coitus interruptus' Hunhe says:

    My ‘bad timing’

  2. 2
    Casual Observer says:

    Are Labour still on course to ban Frosties ?

    Heard that Owen Jones was practicing his ‘breakfast-bowl-tax’ sound bites.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Sorry! Since when did Labour have policies?

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:

    “When Ed fell into Dave’s trap”

    You are funny sometimes.

    “Simply opposing the cuts”

    Is that a typo?

  5. 5
    JH234802349503249 says:

    Still insured and MOT’d, John?

  6. 6
    skippy says:

    do you get a yellow wonk hat included with the wonk jobs???

  7. 7
    Eileen Critchley says:

    New Labour gave us a Conservative PM. The Conservatives give us a New Labour PM.

    It’s a topsy turvy world out there.

    Did you know you can now fly Air UKIP to Zurich for just £1475.00!

    Ciao chicks

  8. 8
    Owen Jones says:

    The evil Tories are to introduce a breakfast bowl tax. If your bowl is to big to fit a normal portion of sugar free cereal you will have to pay a ‘bowl tax’ or find a bowl of the right size, or get up at a reasonable time.

  9. 9
    Labour Wank says:

    It is our policy not to have policies.

    Tough on policies, tough on the causes of policies.

  10. 10
    Confused dot com says:

    Which one is the monkey?

  11. 11
    skippy says:

    ps. Listening to the tapes of the Huhne, I can only think that Chris is a snivelling little shitbag who deserves contempt…

  12. 12
    Owin Jones says:

    Draghi said an economic recovery should begin later this year as an absence of inflation risks allows the ECB to maintain record-low interest rates.
    “Later in 2013, economic activity should gradually recover,subject that fucking idiot,David Cameron seeing sense, supported by our accommodative policy stance,” Draghi said at a press conference in Frankfurt after policy makers kept the benchmark rate at 0.75 percent. Inflation risks are contained, and I only wish thatose two fucking isiots,Cameron and Osborne were also contained, allowing the ECB’s policy “to remain accommodative,” and economic weakness will prevail only “in the early part” of this year, he said.
    He went on” I fully intend to call a taxi for Cameron and Osborne.Two of the biggest idiots in Parliament”

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron will give any after next election, only a fool will believe Cameron.

  14. 14

    Can I just clarify that it says wonk?

  15. 15
    Wonk says:

    I cannot find these jobs on the Lambeth website?

  16. 16
    Johnny Crudarse Spinbot says:

    Indeed Owen.

    The Tory bowl-tax is misguided and will affect ordinary families the hardest, especially single parent mothers in inner city areas.

    It will not stop at breakfast.

    Hats, traditional haircuts, even the pet fish of struggling inner city single parent families will be disadvantaged if bowl-tax is passed.

    This is a consensus view: We say to the Tories: Eat Breakfast !

  17. 17
    gordon brown says:

    I’ll ring ed next year. I’m stressed currently as over worked.

  18. 18
  19. 19
    Point of information says:

    I think he has been saying that for the past couple of years in Italy.

    Draghi = Mong : Mystic meg is better informed.

  20. 20
    Egg Marketing Board says:

    Chris Huhne loves to ‘go to work on an egg’

  21. 21
    Egg Marketing Board says:

  22. 22
    Smig says:

    Both of them.

    One picks fleas, the other picks pockets.

  23. 23
    Homеr Ѕіmpѕon says:

    Your іdеаѕ аrе іntrіguіng to mе аnd І wіѕh to ѕubѕсrіbе to your nеwѕlеttеr.

  24. 24
    Miss Inga Depoint says:

    Is that a bowel tax, now that gay marriage is OK?

  25. 25
    David B says:

    Liam Burnsaid yesterday that wealfair will have to be cut after the next election – but he supports rises now! How does that work

  26. 26
    False Flag Spotter says:

    Give his latest award, why should the REAL Owen Jones give a flying-duck about ‘your’ small-minded insults?

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Had hoped that this site would would be witty, cutting-edge and anti-state. Instead, all we have is the same old small-mined hard-right insults and snide remark. Too clever by half? If only it was.

  28. 28
    Same As It Ever Was says:

    Had hoped that this site would be witty, cutting-edge and anti-state. Instead, all we get is the same old snide remarks and small-minded insults – from the same old ‘upper’ class.

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