March 19th, 2013

Even Adam Afriyie Cannot Watch


In his slow-motion train-wreck leadership interview on Sunday, the over-coached yet under-prepared charisma by-pass known as Adam Afriyie boasted of the “efforts of my team around me.” This team presumably includes the media advisor he was putting feelers out for recently. Well he might want to sack whoever advised him that it would be fine to shut his eyes during a photoshoot for an interview. The front cover of this week’s Total Politics looks ridiculous. 


  1. 1
    Private Eye says:

    The eyes don’t have it


  2. 3
    Casual Observer says:

    Snoozing on the job ? Sweet.


  3. 4
    Ah! Monika says:

    He wanted to concentrate on his tribal scar.


  4. 6

    Ee! Aye t’lad will go far!


  5. 7
    That is the perfect caption competition photo says:

    The ‘total politics’ above the restful persona.


    Future of press regulation ?


  6. 9
    Sir William Waad says:

    Why is Guido hatchetting this man?


  7. 10
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember having a nap


  8. 11

    He’s not the new Obama. He hasn’t even mentioned quadrupling the national debt.

    The real new Obama is Chukka. There’s a man who knows how to spend.


    • 26
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      He’s probably troughing millions already now the press have been muzzled.


    • 28
      No steps forward 100 steps back says:

      Chucky seems to be the “chosen one”, he seems to be on every tv channel, rather reminds me the original chosen one, St Tony the Bliar before the other fella popped his clogs, he was the same every tv channel, ready with comments on everything.


      • 86
        Matilda says:

        Well, just in case it ever comes in useful, Chucky rhymes with an adjectival word meaning to fornicate.


  9. 13
    Nightmare Spin says:

    ‘Is he dreaming of being PM ?’


  10. 28
    Sir William Wade says:

    Guido, may I suggest a volunteer army to make vexatious, nitpicking complaints to the new Press Gauleiter, against publications that have supported state control of the press?


  11. 32
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    A lot of people don’t know him from Adam, if you will.

    At the rate he’s going, they’ll know him all right, but probably not as he would have hoped. But when you start doing a lot of media to “up” your recognition numbers, just remember this fable, Adam: “One day, a scorpion wanted to cross a stream, and met a frog…” You probably think you’re going to be the scorpion– but you’re really the frog– get used to it.


    • 76
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Dear old Adam is behaving just like Michael Portillo did when he was planning a leadership challenge. Afriye is showing the same lack of backbone. He hasn’t got what it takes to be a party leader – at least, not one that would connect with the hard pressed public.

      And what happened to Portillo? Reduced to taking the BBC’s shilling.


      • 88
        Matilda says:

        … and being compressed on a sofa by Fatbotty! Some people really do get the shitty end of the stick…


  12. 33
    Tosspot says:

    Rather interesting that Lilith left Adam because he was too bossy… liked his own way, perhaps his eyes were shut to what was going on around him.


  13. 38
    You Can't Trust Politicians says:

    And thus is starts: the bully boys and authoritarians try to silence journalists, critics, bloggers and anyone else who wants to inform the public of what they are up to.–some-journalists-should-be-banned-from-reporting-in-parliament-8540926.html


    • 45
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Quentin Letts look out they’re coming for you!!

      I knew it would end like this.


      • 70
        Who are these people? says:

        So Sheridan doesn’t believe his constituents have the right to read about debates and decisions in Parliament?
        Is this some kind of joke?


        • 77
          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Sheridan’s another whinging Jock Labour M.P. who probably knows all about the skeletons in Scottish Labour’s cupboard.


  14. 40
    Half cast is the new Black says:

    Just how many new Obamas can British politics take?


  15. 52
    EU Watch says:

    Cyprus vote for stealing bank deposits imminent.


  16. 57
    Chris says:

    Why is Guido attacking this man? I didn’t think his interview on the Sunday politics was bad.

    How many U-turns has Cameron done? I’ve lost count.


  17. 59
    suspicious mind says:

    A ‘charisma by-pass’, come on Guido, Adam is charming and is one of the very few MP’s not implicated in the expenses scandal. Save your vitriol for those deserving of it ,eg career politicians wet behind the ears who don’t know what it’s like to work in the real world. Is this an attempt at character assassination? and by whom?


    • 91
      Matilda says:

      “… career politicians wet behind the ears who don’t know what it’s like to work in the real world… ”

      … you mean the entire front benches of both parties?


  18. 60
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Are Adam and Chukka related?


    • 68
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill says:

      Yes they are both in my most “full of perfect appearances” in the Guardian, Murdoch Empire and BBC. Fortunately empty and meaningless when it comes to new ideas.


  19. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Guido
    Why dont you like him? He’ll only be a stalking horse for Mrs May. Do you think the Conservatives can win with Dave?
    The 46


  20. 64
    Blowing Whistles says:

    *** Not News according to the msm – so don’t read all about it ***

    The msm will not be reporting a huge rally / protest in Trafalgar Square this Sunday 24th March 2:00 to 5:00 pm because it is a rally for marriage between one man and one woman. The msm won’t mention it just as they didn’t the one million people rallying in Paris on the same subject a few weeks back.

    The bumbandits appear to have taken over the bloody msm …


    • 67
      Pious Hope says:

      How many will attend? About 25 I’d guess. And a lot of them will be Catholic kiddy fiddlers.


      • 71
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Its about the majority 99% of decent law abiding moral members of the public asserting their will against the 1% of the militant politicised homosexuals.


  21. 66
    Marrow Fat says:

    I wish this geezer or anyone would hurry up and get Dave voted out before the sh1t really hits the fan.


  22. 69
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    who is behind this trainee fuckwit as he is certainly not doing this on his own ?


  23. 72
    Windsor Resident says:

    I live round the corner from Afryie’s constituency HQ – tatty building that could do with a lick of paint.


    • 74
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill says:

      Just as a suggestion, what about an entire new building with new PFI contract charged to the party over the future. Why would we want to put poor prisoners and unemployed to work, much better to bring in a friendly construction firm isn’t it? Perhaps the party could then simply take a 1% cut on dead members funerals. That is the way these things always worked under Brown.


    • 75
      suspicious mind says:

      WCA owns the ground floor office only, hardly a constituency building!


  24. 80
    Divine Brown (S California) says:

    If he gets Jemima on side the path will be smoothed …


  25. 83
    Windsor resident says:

    He’s not the UK’s Obama that he thinks he is.


    • 84
      Another Windsor resident says:

      Perhaps marginally better than his predecessor who had to repay £90,000+ he had claimed. He got found out early but was no doubt setting a TREND.


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