May 17th, 2013

Dave’s Favourite Columnist

One nugget of news from James Forsyth that will be keeping them happy over at Telegraph towers: apparently the PM’s new favourite columnist is Ed-bashing Blairite refusenik Dan Hodges.

“At the moment, the Cameroons are whining about the Conservative party being ‘unleadable’. There is much quoting of Cameron’s new favourite columnist, Dan Hodges, a former trade union official who is equally scathing about Conservative backbenchers and Ed Miliband. But even those who are indulging in this pastime know that it is not serious politics: if they really believed the Conservative party was unleadable, they wouldn’t be spending their lives trying to lead it.”

As if he hadn’t got under Labour’s skin enough already…


  1. 1
    JH3242309849230423 says:

    Hodges does cut through the usual apparachik-penned crap.

    More power to his elbow.

  2. 2
    Margaret Oppenheimer says:

    Just how many Hodges are there in Labour

  3. 3

    I don’t think DC is as much use as my step kids who seem to have their arms and legs painted on when asked to do anything

  4. 4
    Dan Hodges mother says:

    as I once said on Morecambe and Wise


  5. 5
    Gladstone says:

    Is he a soldier?

  6. 6
    Thespianphobic says:

    He needs to sort his mum out though. Not only did she make herself look silly the other day she also made him feel silly.

  7. 7
    Let The Guardian Media Group Pay It`s Taxes says:

    Hodges is about the only left/liberal voice worth listening to…not much in the way of competition, granted.

  8. 8
    Ed Balls says:

    Shit uniform. I have a better one

  9. 9
    Crystal Ball says:

    Dan Hodges thinks Ned Militwit isn’t going to win the next election. I can’t see him being right unless something dramatic happens.

  10. 10
    JabbaTheCat says:

    Somewhat ironic that a leftie like Hodges seems to have a better grip on the bigger political picture in this country than the likes of Oborne and the other so called big hitters of the press…

  11. 11
    Don't tell chuka, he'll want one too. says:

  12. 12
    Blair lover says:

    Isn’t he involved in the No Hope and Plenty of Hate mob?

  13. 13
    Hodges says:

    Put that light out.

  14. 14
    David Cameltoe says:

    I’ve had an eye out for writing talent like his for a long time.

    I’ll get my coat…

  15. 15
    Vote Tory, get heir to Blair says:

    The Tories are leadable. They just need a leader.

  16. 16
    Penfold says:

    I like Hodges, for an Air Raid Protection Warden he’s all right.

    As for “Call me Dave”, he can cut all the carping and infighting by undertaking one of 2 steps.

    1. Quit now.
    2. Call a referendum now and tell Calamity Clegg and his Clowns to foxtrot oscar.

  17. 17
    Sterling ??? WTF is that? says:

  18. 18
    Dave Spart says:

    We are all soldiers in the Class War comrade.

  19. 19
    Chucky says:

    An Egg soldier

  20. 20
    Vote Tory, get heir to Blair says:

    It already has. UKIP is taking loads of votes off Labour. They have taken more votes off Labour (9%) than they did off the Tories (6%) over the last two council elections.

  21. 21
    Polly arguing for Civil partnerships now? says:

  22. 22
    Mr Polly says:

    That’s lovely dear, now put the kettle on will you?

  23. 23
    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    I’m feeling really enriched today in my diverse multicultural UK shithouse. It’s especially refreshing to know that immigrant filth is raping local white girls.

  24. 24
    Janan Ganesh Fan Club says:

    He’s not as good as Janan Ganesh, a figure who towers over other commentators; Count Tolstoy to the Richard Scarry types of the lobby.

  25. 25
    make my day says:

    Do you have a photo?

  26. 26
    Maria Miller says:

    Ah ! Bless !

  27. 27
    Down Shep says:

    A profundity?, whatever next.

  28. 28
    Mr Bragg of Dorset says:

    Too right brother.

  29. 29
    Chukka Sumonie-Up says:

    I’m a chocolate soldier! Actually, more of a choc ice.

  30. 30

    Quite right, Polly.

    Now FUCK OFF!!!!

  31. 31


    Is Chuka back from Nigeria already?

  32. 32
    Mr Polly says:

  33. 33
    Magaluf Engerlander says:

    Equality is hard won by experience, not demanded by dint of gender, you disastrously out of your depth old hag.

  34. 34
    Ed Koch (pronounced "cotch," not "coke" like David), fmr Mayor, New York City says:

    People used to say to me, on my radio show, “How is it, Yerronna de Mayuh, that you can take on the sacred cows of your own Democratic Party, the unions and the race hustlers, and you tell ‘em where they can get off?”, and I always used to tell them, “It’s because I’m a ‘liberal with SANITY’!” Looks like this Hodges guy is, too– say, Dan, any relation to Gil Hodges, the old Brooklyn Dodgers player?

  35. 35
    Paniagua v3 says:

    Is he on a Mandleson mission?

  36. 36
    M102 says:

    At least his mum keeps her bush covered up these days.

  37. 37
    Trouble at Labour mill says:

    Put it this way. It is no coincidence that Chuka was spotted dining with Mandelson and they have since both started a co-ordinated pro Europe cam campaign.

    Missed by the media though is that Chuka wants Ed Balls’ job (for now) and Ed Balls is pro EU referendum

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Even if he bats for the wrong side, he’s the most savvy commentator of them all. A much needed antidote to Ukip’s angry onanism.

  39. 39
  40. 40

    Dan’s an old-fashioned, methodist-led Labour man of the sort that promoted the upwardly-mobile working class and agitated for Grammar schools to give gifted poor children a good start in life. It’s his misfortune to be surrounded by Marxist elitist hypocrites of the first order. And visit not the sins of the parents upon the child. It’s not his fault that a good actress turned into a crap politician.

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Bollocks – he writes for his audience, he who pays the piper… No son of Glenda Jackson can be anything but a socialist turd.

  42. 42
    Jim says:

    What a load of old fanny.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Young Jimmy will not be too pleased at someone else being considered Dave’s favourite columnist. Has all that bown nosed spinning been in vain?

  44. 44
    Kinky Friedman says:

    Polly, get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed.

    Err, on second thoughts, I’ll just have the biscuits. Ta.

  45. 45
    David Blunkett says:

    Dan Hodges? Hmm… best keep an eye out for him.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Do you really think a comment like that is normal ? i dread to think what you get up to in your spare time.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Why doesnt this blog have a moderator ? coments from the mentally disturbed like you are a fecking bore.

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Weird looking twat if u ask me! ;)

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