February 11th, 2013

Eastleigh Tory’s Local Knowledge

By-election rule no.1: when fighting a strong local candidate, don’t copy the section about the constituency on your website from Wikipedia.

H/T @BillyKenber

152 Comments

  1. 1
    I dont care about immigrants says:

    Given David Cameron’s commitment to international development and the coalition’s plan to increase aid spending from £8.65bn (0.56 per cent of GDP) this year to £11.7bn (0.7 per cent of GDP) in 2014-15, one wonders what Hutchings makes of Cameron’s approach.

    • 7
      Aunt Mat says:

      Pope Benedict in shock resignation

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

      Is this your doing Guido?

      • 21
        Give us news please Guido says:

        What exactly is the big deal? Everyone uses Wikipedia every day! Are politicians not allowed to?

        • 33
          +++BREAKING RECYCLED SNOOZE+++ says:

          +++ POPE BENNY RETIRES DUE TO BEING EVEN MORE MENTAL THAN BEFORE “SHOCKER” +++

        • 135
          Einstein. says:

          Maria Hutchings is also a strong local candidate only losing by 3000+ last time, though no UKIP.
          I use Wiki all the time but not on anything really controversial.
          Perhaps I am thick but I cannot understand Guido’s complaint on the basic history of a place coming from Wiki.

    • 31
      Anonymous says:

      International development is not just £11.7bn, part of the money UK gives to EU is also for the development of other countries.

      You might have to add other money given to PIIGS (like £7.5bn given to Ireland) as UK is not going to get that money back.

      • 127
        for god sakes waken up says:

        and those billions are used by the Republic of Ireland to make it move competitive than Northern Ireland. Fucking sheer madness.

  2. 2
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    Shurely shome mishtake….. ?

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    Is Johann Hari her agent?

  4. 4
    JH23487387324 says:

    Oh, for fucks sake. Stunning incompetence and laziness.

    Why don’t we just skip a general election all together and let Labour back in? It would put the bullet into the economy that much quicker, and we can then get on with the possibility of an actual recovery.

    • 6
      Mike Hunt says:

      I share your disillusionment but if the idiots that got us in this position were allowed the keys to the nation’s piggy bank there would never be any recovery.
      And for those for whom UKIP is the answer to everything, you are just as deluded.

      This country is screwed – permanently. we had better get used to living in a land with no real work and no future.

      • 15
        Peter Hitchens says:

        What he said. We’re doomed. Doomed!

      • 26
      • 49
        Old Tory Bigot says:

        I agree.

        The country is screwed, but not as screwed as it’s going to be if they let in a further 5M Eastern European povs and assorted theives.

        If nobody stops this influx then it’s an act of treason to the UK, nothing less.

        All this media shite about horse meat and nothing about the real issues.

      • 94
        Con Artists says:

        Mike Hunt.

        Your deluded if you think the legacy dinosaurs LibLabCon are going to save you.

        Saving their own greedy snouts is their first priority, rescuing the UK from the tyrannical EU is the last thing on their minds.

        A vote for LibLabCon is a wasted vote, and a vote for the EU.

        Wake up pal.

      • 97
        Brainwashed Voter says:

        Vote BBC !

      • 114
        pissed off voter says:

        agree that UKIP is not the answer to everything but let’s deal with our problems one by one. UKIP gets us out of EU and that will be a huge help to our economy. It’s also one policy more than liblabcon.

    • 24
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Cameron was supposed to be a PR spiv, yet he seems to be bloody hopeless at getting his act together in massaging the media.

      It will a quite a stunning political achievement for him to lose power to Ed Miliband.

      • 137
        BBC - The Labour Party Communications Centre says:

        We are doing our bit to spread doom and gloom and bring the country to its knees, and let our friends in Labour back in POWER.

    • 51
      Sir William Wade says:

      Hutchings: a Middle English byname from Hucca or Hutch, a blond TV detective, and.
      -ingas, ‘the people of’, meaning one who watched too much junk TV as a nipper.

    • 54
      Eastleigh stay at home voter says:

      “Let the one’s that screwed the country back in”
      Like is going to happen in Ireland you mean I’m off to the pub.

  5. 5
    left wing, right wing, it's all the same bird. says:

    At least it means a polititian/party have published something with a level of accuracy, for once! May today be forever noted for this oh so rare event

  6. 9
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    If you want high taxes – support Camerons candidate in Eastleigh.

    If you want a large State – support Camerons candidate in Eastleigh.

    If you want more immigration – support Camerons candidate in Eastleigh.

    If you want more foreign AID – support Camerons candidate in Eastleigh.

    If you want more state borrowing – support Camerons candidate in Eastleigh.

    If you want more EU – support Camerons candidate in Eastleigh.

    Vote UKIP – destroy Blue Labour – START IN EASTLEIGH!

    • 16
      But... says:

      We can’t vote in Eastleigh?

    • 29
      Marmite says:

      Sandra, get back to work and stop talking b*ll*cks.

      UKRAP is a one trick pony, with an expense fiddling leader by the good old English surname of Farage.

      Sorry old luv, I will not vote for them.

      • 43
        Joss Ayinglike says:

        Nige is a great orator but that’s it. Beyond that….zip.

      • 46
        Sandra in Accounts says:

        Old luv?

        This is a blog, not a 1970s British sit com.

        Happy to bits that you are so rattled by UKIP – the desperation in your frequent posts against us is palpable, delicious.

        How is the heir to Balir working out for you btw?

        • 64
          Old Tory Bigot says:

          I never thought I’d say this, but it seems to me that UKIP (for all their faults) are the only way to break this centre-ground, EU-phile, ‘progressive’ stranglehold.

          • Paniagua says:

            Its pretty simple. A vote for any of the other 3 does not send a message other than you hate the one you voted for less than the others. A vote for UKIP will probably not change which of the main 2 parasites win but may send a large shot across their smug complacent bows.

        • 81
          Marmite says:

          I’m not rattled Sandra, I just don’t see the logic of your argument.

          As for the ‘old luv’, my humble apologies. I meant old lag/hag. Once again sorry for treading on your highly sensitive feelings. :)

        • 149
          Archie says:

          + several thousand, Sandra! Ignore that cupid stunt!

      • 98
        Con Artists says:

        Marmite
        What expense fiddling would that be then ?
        Details please or shut up with your childish propaganda.

    • 110
      lojolondon says:

      Sands, you got it in one – how come you understand this and all the plonkers writing sarky comments don’t get it – Cameron has to lose seats to understand that his lies and his LimpDim politics are going to cost him the next election without a doubt?

    • 121
      Same As It Ever Was says:

      People of Eastleigh, if you want:

      A One Horse(meat) Party – Vote UKIP.

      To remain as Little England – Vote UKIP.

      Our NHS sold off – Vote Tory.

      To support a French war – Vote Tory.

      StarBucks to get away Tax Free – Vote Tory

      To remain a US out post – Vote UKIP, Tory – or Labour!

  7. 11
    Vote UKIP says:

    photo/1

    • 74
      The FibDemon party says:

      We’re just punching out ZZZZZZZZZZZ

    • 109
      Raving Loon says:

      Sad thing is, most people will just vote for more lying troughers.

      I hope I’m wrong though.

    • 116
      Anonymous says:

      lmao great leaflet

    • 129
      Same As It Ever Was says:

      Diane James said the following on the UKIP website – Monday, 11th February 2013.

      There are many local issues in the constituency I will be campaigning on, such as the hypocrisy of the Lib Dems over local housing where “they have repeatedly misinformed the people of Eastleigh that locals will get priority for new housing.”

      “We know that this is illegal under EU”

      And what “illegal” EU law is that?

  8. 12
    owynnicolas says:

    I think it is worse than that, she actually is a local candidate, so this is just laziness.

  9. 13
    genghiz the kahn says:

    1200 die in Staffs Hospitals, and Call Me Dave Cameron tries hard not to point the finger at Labour’s former ministers and placemen.

    FSA stop testing for horse DNA in 2003, has Cameron worked out it is another regulatory failure by Labour’s placemen?

    What is the point of David Cameron is he just going to be a seat warmer for Ed Miliband?

    • 18
      Paniagua says:

      Seems obvious to me, with first the peedo crisis of way back and now this, that Labour have some control/influence over him.

      • 70
        AK 47 says:

        Nobody has control over Cameron, what you see is what you get. A Fabian socialist with a plummy accent and a posh background. It really couldn’t be more clear.

    • 71
      Common Purpose is evil says:

      Common Purpose at work here dig deep all the top people in the NHS the CQC all have connections to Staffs hospital. They even tried to say a whistle blower had mental problems. Why are all these Liebour Quango heads still been paid loads of money by the taxpayer for looking the other way while patients were been murdered.
      Dave hasn’t the bottle to upset common purpose by sacking them.

      • 77
        Casual Observer says:

        He isn’t getting rid of them, because he is one of them:

        http://www.cpexposed.com/latest-news/common-purpose-heart-conservative-party

        • 112
          Old Tory Bigot says:

          Correct.

          Cameron is CP through and through.

          CP have been at work for years infesting every level of government, the civil service, the Police, NHS and the media.

          Astonishingly most people have never heard of them. That’s why they are a so dangerous.

      • 122
        Same As It Ever Was says:

        Common Purpose at the heart of the Conservative party

        “Recent articles in the mainstream press and media concerning Common Purpose and Leveson have tried to suggest that Common Purpose is an old-boys network of the left. Nothing could be further from the truth. Common Purpose infects all mainstream political parties including the Conservatives…”.

        Common Purpose Exposed

  10. 14
    Martin Shapland says:
  11. 19
    T'Old Fella says:

    She probably thinks it will be a walkover, is it her or some PR type person from conservative HQ, as this tory election campaigne seems to be operating from said HQ

    • 35
      Has she got a blog? says:

      Peter Mannion: How is my blog? My own personal blog, personally written by me?
      [all reading the blog]
      Phil Smith: There we go. Yesterday you liked the leader’s speach, it was bold, corageous and sent up the right signals. And you had fruit for lunch.
      Peter Mannion: Oh, I write very well. What’s the feedback like? Let’s see that.
      Phil Smith: Open this page here. Here we go.
      Peter Mannion: [reading] “I don’t trust you, you Cypriot crook”. Cypriot? This is the shit room! You’ve opened the shit room door. “How’re the maintenance payment going on, you bastard?” Christ, that was 12 years ago!
      Phil Smith: I haven’t seen that one…
      Peter Mannion: [reading] “Adulterous Nazi!”
      Phil Smith: Or that one.
      Emma Messinger: That’s actually, I think, the same one.
      Peter Mannion: This is the trouble with the public, they’re fucking horrible!
      Emma Messinger: Peter, you can’t say the public are fucking horrible.
      Peter Mannion: Yes I can, I’ve met them.
      [reading]
      Peter Mannion: “You’ve always got such a pained expression. Do you take it up the chutney?” Really? I mean, for God’s sake…
      Emma Messinger: The chutney?
      Peter Mannion: It’s up the arse.

  12. 20
    The next Sarah Palin says:

    I can see the Isle of Wight from Eastleigh

  13. 22
    Plod says:

    Please contact our ‘dobbin-a-dealer’ line with your anonymous tipoffs about the horsemeat scandal.

  14. 27
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Has she written any dissertations?

  15. 30
    wearypartner says:

    Horse: Who’s the donkey?
    Pony: Duh!

  16. 32
    The FibDemon party says:

    In fairness, we did try to rush this by-election through at speed but some fucking camera caught us.

  17. 34
    Politicus Maximus Incompetus says:

    How strange. Her site is currently down while important changes are made. I wonder what they might be?

  18. 38
    John O'Farrell, funnyman says:

    I say I say I say, what’s the difference between Harry Enfield’s L is For Labour sketch and me?

    One’s a candidate joke and the other’s a joke candidate!!!

    (Will this do? J O’F)

  19. 39
    Dave's crack by-election squad says:

    Where’s Eastley?

  20. 40
    Fox's Glacier Mints says:

    As there are far, far more dog attacks on kids than the TWO fox attacks in the last couple of years in the whole of the UK, is Boris suggesting a major cull of dogs???

  21. 47
    The Eton Mess says:

    Oh do go away you little pleb.

    Do you really think we’ve got the time, let alone the intelligence, to write anything original.

    Don’t you realise we went to Eton.

    We have people to do thinking and writing and stuff, unlike you and your oiks.

    • 73
      Political Strategy 101 says:

      So is that why your Eastleigh candidate is apparently avoiding interviews on the Radio, 17 days before the polling starts ? Or is this Radio 4 spin ?

      (h/t: Martin Shapland for saving me the effort of switching on the radio ;-) )

      • 140
        Eastleigh Watcher. says:

        I would certainly avoid Martin Smith or Carolyn Quinn of BBC radio 4 if I was a minder for any Conservative candidate in any bye election.
        They are rabid arrogant left wingers and should be left to fume alone.
        They never attempted to interview the Labour candidate, their fellow traveller, as they did not want to show how Labour had parachuted him in in return for future favours from the party ie. a safe seat.

  22. 50
    Jimmy's Rightie Quote Of The Day (Slight Return) says:

    “Join me, and let residents know that they can have an MP who they can trust”

    [The MP formerly known as Michael Green]

  23. 67
    Well its Monday today *stillwaiting* says:
    • 108
      • 113
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        No. No apology from the doe-eyed dildo, not a hint of an admission of responsibility or complicity , but the usual Leftie Curate’s Egg bollocks about, “lessons to be learned”. To read Burnham’s self-regarding attempt at tefloning himself and the bunch of incompetents who ran the NHS for 13 years of misrule is to understand just how remote from the concerns of ordinary people the Labour Party now is.

        • 115
          Jimmy says:

          You were expecting an apology for hospital mismanagement between 2005 and 2008 from the man who became Health Sec in 2009?

          Shouldn’t even partisan pointscoring like yours still be at least slightly coherent?.

          • Grumpy Old Man says:

            If Cameron can apologise on behalf of the past Labour government to the British people, then one of Labour’s own who was part of the Government can surely follow suit. As usual, when confronted by their errors when in government,, Labour prefer to pretend it never happened. If you can refer me to a single apology by Labour over the untimely deaths of hundreds of people by the NHS while they were in power, I’ll withdraw my remarks.
            I take no hypocritical homilies about partizan point scoring from a man who posts little else.

          • Same As It Ever Was says:

            Yes it did happen under Labour, but the Tories are trying to use this to attack the NHS in general.

            Honestly, does ANY Party comes out of this well?

      • 141
        Euripides says:

        Labour learn lessons from Stafford?
        That is a moronic statement knowing Labour’s history, even though it came from their mentor the Guardian and was meant in a kindly manner.

  24. 75
    Tachybaptus says:

    ‘The prefix “Est” or “East” is thought to refer to its location relative to the established settlement of Baddesley. The prefix “Bad” is thought to refer to the quality of the candidates for the local seat.’

  25. 78
    US Watch says:

    Trivia question: The symbol of the US is a Bald Eagle. Why is this bird described as being bald when it is clearly not ?

    • 82
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      What’s in a name?

    • 83
      The Third Way doesn't work either says:

      Easy peasy.

      Because it is a secular state which prints In God We Trust on it’s banknotes.

      Next?

    • 85
      Tachybaptus says:

      ‘Bald’ originally mean ‘having a white patch’ — as in a piebald horse.

      • 87
        US Watch says:

        Is the correct answer.

        (Piebald mean having a white crown in the olde english, bald is a contraction of that.)

    • 86
      Where Eagles Scare says:

      Want to see a bald Eagle, big boy ?

    • 106
      Bald Eagle, Native American, says:

      Me not bald, either. Me got heap lot hair. Shaman say to mother and father, good medicine you name him Bald Eagle. That reason why got name. Have brother name Buffalo Chips– but that another joke.

    • 131
      As Same As It Ever Was says:

      Then again, as a Bird of Pray, is not the Bald Eagle a fitting symbol for such a war-like nation?

    • 147
      Thomas Jefferson says:

      Something to do with the American establishment’s bare-faced lies, perhaps ?

  26. 84
    lets repaint the yellow submarine blue says:

    Camoron on tv, he’s given the impression he’s come from Europe a winner, didn’t another PM come back from Europe in the 1930′s waving a piece of paper and saying he was a winner, wonder what happened to him?.

    • 90
      (I don't need no doctor) says:

      So do you support Blair the liar, Brown the liar, and Brown’s tea boy Miliband?

      • 95
        lets repaint the yellow submarine blue says:

        Do I hell like and I voted for a Conservative in 2010 and if it wasn’t for my Conservative MP voting no last week, I would be looking at not voting for anybody next time we vote.

  27. 89
    n says:

    agh yes, the rich …. practicing idleness as a high art

  28. 92
    Vote UKIP - The Fresh Choice! says:

    UKIP candidate for Eastleigh is announced:-

    http://ukip.org/content/latest-news/2943-diane-james-our-choice-for-eastleigh

  29. 96
    The Third Way doesn't work either says:

    Why are we so het up about topless pictures in the Sun? French, German, Dutch and Spanish printed media carry almost incidental pictures of undressed people, mostly female but not always, and no one bats an eyelid.

    Only the English could turn this into a full scale production number.

    • 101
      EU Watch says:

      For the same reason that having sex with animals is legal in those countries.

      Different culture, different moral standard.

      • 105
        The Third Way doesn't work either says:

        I wanted to say it goes further than that but just managed to stop myself.

        Seriously, there is an issue of equivalence there.

      • 133
        Porn in the USA says:

        By contrast, many US states have been less precise about the scope of law in that they outlaw sex with animals – without defining what constitutes “sex.”

    • 142
      BBC - Bring Back Communism. says:

      We are pushing the attack on page 3 in the Sun as part of our anti Murdoch Strategy. Already he has stated he may change it to photos of fashionistas.
      Up the Red Revolution.

    • 145
      Catty Comment (Ms) says:

      Correction: “We” are not het (nasty American expression!) up by Page 3 pics – only one frustrated female who seems to think that Queen Victoria was the bee’s knees. If she does not like the Sun’s pics, she does not need to look at them or buy the paper. Her motives need deeper investigation. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, happy viewing to all Rupe’s readers.

  30. 103
    Joss Taskin says:

    Who is Martin Crapland ?

  31. 128
    for god sakes waken up says:

    why did Tory MPs cheer increased annual UK payments to the EU coffers today?

    • 143
      Bliar, Mendelbum, and Kinnock. says:

      Because they know we did good work in the EU and they failed to recover the situation.

    • 146
      Catty Comment (Ms) says:

      Simply because “innumeracy” has been added to “ignorance” as being blissful.


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