May 29th, 2013

Ghastly Ghose Goes For Parliament

Regular readers will remember Katie “Ghastly” Ghose, who spent her whole time as chairman of the Yes to AV campaign trashing the ‘old political parties’. You would have thought that the woman who turned a 27-point lead for AV into a 36-point victory for the No campaign might have moved on to pastures new, but no, she’s back. And she’s in the running to be a Labour MP…

Her controversial company Electoral Reform Services Ltd won’t be counting the votes this time, but Guido takes some pleasure in knowing that as it’s a shortlist of two, her fate will be decided by First Past the Post. No doubt Ghastly Ghose will gain plenty of support from those Labour MPs who refused to deliver her Yes2AV leaflets that branded them lazy. Best of luck Katie…


67 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    She must be a Common Purpose useful idiot then!

  2. 2
    Lord Stansted says:

    Brighton Kemptown, surely a Green and pink stronghold.

  3. 3
    Julie b says:

    Looks foreign and supports labour – what a surprise ! Fifth columnist

  4. 4
    fruitcake says:

    It’s how you pronounce “Kemptown” that gives it away.
    You are essentially correct m’Lord

  5. 5
    Northern Benefits Sponger says:

    Anyone supporting Labour is a useless idiot. They must all be thinking of other ways to wreck the Country as there can’t be many ways left for them to try.

  6. 6
    Jack Dromey says:

    Pleased to see an all women shortlist, there are too many blokes in the commons.

  7. 7
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Labour pick another proven loser? She can join the club!

    No chance in Brighton though as they all vote for Caroline “Lostcause” Lucas, the green MP who seeks to smash the economy with punishing taxes on economic activity.

  8. 8
    sir boffton toffton mp - what says:

    member for GOOLE – what?

  9. 9
    Tom Tit says:

    Nice one Julie b you fucking div skank, can’t we ban dumb fucking women from posting on here? Now fucking jog on you fishy flapped slag before I kick you in the sweaty baggy cabbage

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Hemp or Kamp

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Now we know why Farage’s offer of support was shunned by the Yes2AV campaign.

  12. 12
    annie nonimus says:

    Another one trying to get on the gravy train. Too many people in parliament for all the wrong reasons.

  13. 13
    Labour...gives us the mandate and we will FINISH the job says:

    No worries…they’ll have another go at finishing the job in 2015 when “Dave” loses the election…..by the time the Conservatives form another government the country will be well and truly f*ck*d

  14. 14
    Surprise Surprise says:

    Her other half is gen-sec of the Fabian Society.

  15. 15
    Fabians are very evil indeed says:

    A Fascist, eh? How very unsurprising.

  16. 16
    A Bloke says:

    You are no bloke’s bloke

  17. 17
    Britain's misfits. says:

    Don’t you have to be a homosexual lettuce eating humanist to stand as an MP in Brighton?

  18. 18
    Julie b says:

    Touched a nerve have I, Abdul?

  19. 19
    Sophie says:

    Really? Now I’ve met Andy Harrop a few times and he seems to be OK if rather slimy, he has gone down in my estimation if he chose her. Why?

  20. 20
    A proud liberal Englander says:

    I’m delighted that France will soon have its first gay marriage. Like Britain it’s important that we get our priorities right. Gay marriage, mass immigration and destroying our economies along with starting more wars to free Muslims. France and England have so much in common.

  21. 21
    Penfold says:

    Isnt she a shoo-in? doesn’t she influence in high places so that the local selectors know who to pick………….

  22. 22
    Get You! says:

    Almost, but luckily only in the homosexual, lettuce eating, humanist fabian part called Kemptown.

  23. 23
    A Proud European says:

    Yes but at least we have ze AV le titteur!

  24. 24
    Will says:

    typical leftie career path

    Ghose was born and raised in Sussex, first in Lancing, West Sussex and then Brighton and Hove. She attended Boundstone Community College in Lancing and Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) in Hove. Ghose joined the Labour Party in Hove and has been a member ever since.

    She read Law at Somerville College, Oxford, where she was editor of the student newspaper, Cherwell.

    From 1992 to 1994 Ghose worked as a parliamentary researcher to Greville Janner, the Labour MP for Leicester West

    From October 2005 Katie Ghose served as Director of the British Institute of Human Rights. She was a Commissioner on the Independent Asylum Commission from 2006-2008 and has been chair of two charities, Asylum Aid and Bail for Immigration Detainees.

    She has one daughter with her partner Andrew Harrop, the General Secretary of the Fabian Society.

    Sounds just the right type for labour, please can labour pick someone who at least has working class credentials and not just another Oxbridge/Political Researcher/Charity Chair left wing thinktank type.

  25. 25
    Little Johnny B13COW says:

    The Ghose have it, the Ghose have it.

  26. 26
    Common Purpose is evil says:

    Just another ‘Common Purpose’ serpent.

  27. 27
    Cakewalk Clarence says:

    Oh, de Kemptown ladies sing dis song “Doo-dah! Doo- dah!”

  28. 28
    nellnewman says:

    That’s the big problem for labour . No self respecting working class person would want to stand as a candidate for them. They’re left with useful idiots like this or feckless children of millionaires like traceyullman’s daughter yesterday.

    Labour no long represent the working classes.

  29. 29
    Owen Moanes says:

    But if she had working class credentials she wouldn’t fit in with the rest of the Labour Party!

  30. 30
    Sir William Waad says:

    What’s sauce for the Ghose, etc.

  31. 31
    cotedebeaune says:

    What Germany feared and fought off in the 1930s was not freedom but Bolshevism-of-the-left (oddly a right wing libertarian movement in practice). They saw (correctly I would suggest) anarchism for what it was. That is what Lenin described as an infantile disorder. It is anarchism, a child’s narcissistic view of the world. One has to distinguish the German (and Russian) Labour movements at the time (it was the Russian Labour party which led the revolution, essentially Fabians hence the Webbs’ support of Russia in the 30s and 40s) from libertarian anarchism – the free-market. Even Russia was fighting off (purging) left wing communism as anarchists in the 1930s. This is why Germany and Russia were essentially allies from 1939-41 (What happened from summer 1941-1947 was that state socialism (the National socialists were left-wing statists) swept westwards into Europe, it’s spread was only halted by the volte face of the J’wish Morgenthau Plan into the Marshall Plan. Even Britain went left in 1945. Orwell was attacking Fabians in his 1984 (it’s the centenary of the birth of the Fabian society which was in 1884).

  32. 32
    An Eagle Sister says:

    He doesn’t have my balls.

  33. 33
    Maqboul says:

    So ‘er grandad weren’t on the Jarrer march then?

  34. 34
    Will says:

    Nancy platts well not Oxbridge but still not working class
    Current Director at Claremont a left win PR agency
    Past Director at The Campaign Machine
    Press and PR Officer (voluntary) at Friends of Windmill Gardens
    Senior Public Affairs Advocate at Consumer Focus

    educated at London College of Printing

    blames Margaret thatcher in her campaign bio, well as all good lefties do (its fatchers fault copyright ben Elton)

  35. 35
    Will says:

    I don’t think she would be the type of candidate to be seen dead in Jarrow, more a typical left wing trendy wendy who wants a nice seat without having to deal with the working class or inner cities, the type who spouts platitudes about the poor but does not want to meet one

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    She wrote a book about using the media to influence legal process. Basically she’s a bitch.

  37. 37
    Maqboul says:

    Even Sodom & Gamorrah would not have deserved this pair of candidates. Just what the fuck have the folk of Brighton & Kempton been up to?

  38. 38
    Will says:

    also nancy just lost to caroline lucas last time, so want to try her luck at brighton kempdown where the tory incumbent has a slim majority of 1,328,

    labour previously had the seat from 1997 when at the last election Des turner stood down and the labour candidate lost the seat, he was a traditional labour mp but I bet pressure was put on him to stand down (He was educated at Luton Grammar School (now known as Luton Sixth Form College) on Bradgers Hill Road in Luton. At Imperial College London, he gained a BSc and MSc. At University College, London, he gained a PhD, researching Biochemistry. At Brighton Polytechnic, he got a PGCE, and subsequently became a teacher. He also became a partner in an independent brewery.
    Turner was a Councillor on East Sussex County Council 1985-97, and on Brighton Borough Council 1994-97 and Brighton and Hove Council 1996-97.)

    the type of decent labour mp who the party would not select these days.

  39. 39
    Ross Kemptown says:

    My new documentary, “Grant Mitchell Investigates The Sordid World Of Brighton,” will be in production, as soon as we can line up the dosh for it. May take a while, though.

  40. 40
    notareargunner says:

    Liebers New WMD? Weapons of Mass Destruction? It’s in the WORDS.
    MASS.
    Anything and everything that has any connection with OUR glorious history.
    I don’t mind female leaders. Bodicea, Lizzie i, Maggie, but not these cheap oriental imports…
    Like Persian Rugs they are lost in the Clouds.

  41. 41
    Ivor Biggan says:

    kin ell fire – ghastly woman, won’t get the votes, and won’t get past the post.

  42. 42
    Will says:

    this is next door to carolines as she is brighton pavilion not brfighton kempdown, please keep up wikipeadia is your friend and see my posts further down for a bit of education andrew

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    The country is already well and truly fcuked.

  44. 44
    Andrew Efiong says:

    You’re quite right and it was a CON GAIN the last time. We’ll see if it swings back to Labour. Picking a proven loser who crashed a political campaign is not the best start for Labour but they elected Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband in recent times so we can see the pattern!

  45. 45
    Lord Manglebum of Fondleboys says:

    Fucked if I know!

  46. 46
    An Uncommon Porpoise says:

    Oi! Who are you calling a feckin’ bowlock-brained twat dolphin?
    Wayne Kerr.

  47. 47
    Vote UKIP says:

    The Conservatives in their present LibLabConner form will never be a majority Government again. Dave and Co. have merely continued the Liebour fuck up, assisted by the LibDumps.

  48. 48
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “27-point lead for AV into a 36-point victory for the No campaign”

    To be fair, the polls, as usual, were bollocks. The media outlets (mainly Independent) wanted that narrative, so the polls they paid for showed a lead right up until about a month before.

    The people who were going to bother to vote, were never going to support it.

  49. 49
    Oliver says:

    She’s certainly not an unattractive lady.
    Which like it or not will help her election.

  50. 50
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    So never had a real job then?

  51. 51
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Deadbeats r us. Typical worthless trot

  52. 52
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Your missus has the balls

  53. 53
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    You will not get a UKlip government without AV so she did the Cons a Favour “the woman who turned a 27-point lead for AV into a 36-point victory for the No campaign”

  54. 54
    Old Blind Pugh says:

    ” pink stronghold” I thought that was Soho, Londonistan

  55. 55
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Are they cash for safe labour seats. How much can Harman expect to add to the labour coffers?

  56. 56
    Reimer says:

    Dr Evan Harris in drag

  57. 57
    ITS BLEAK IN SUNDERLAND WITH 3 LABOUR MPS AND NO FOOD BANKS says:

    Ghose is a shoe in,typical Labour candidate married to Fabian Gen Sec,Human Rights Lawyer et al its in her DNA.The horny hands of toil she aint.Will fit in well.

  58. 58
    There is no alternative says:

    Platts a useful alternative vote to Ghose.

  59. 59
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    That picture has curdled the milk I was saving for my cornflakes.

  60. 60
    broderick crawford says:

    well of course she’s. running for any sort of. tax funded position !!

    you don t think these people would last five minutes in the, red in tooth and claw real world private sector do you ??

    these people can only operate when suckling at the public titty .

  61. 61
    broderick crawford says:

    Ross.. erm …KEPT ???

  62. 62
    stir the tea and observe the little bubble. says:

    the homo left vs the pie eating.
    billibulli.
    .
    will and kate v will and grace.
    ….its all bubbles.

  63. 63
    Tom Fatson MP says:

    Yeah but I’d fuck her

  64. 64
    trevornh says:

    Nancy Platts was Labour candidate for the Brighton Pavilion constituency in 2010. She’s more likely to be selected for Kemptown I would have thought.

  65. 65
    Yvonne from The Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I am absolutely disgusted by all of this.

    I mean to say someone running a campaign for AV should be beyond reproach and above and outside of party politics.

    You will be telling us next hers was not an honorary appointment.

    Things just seem to go from bad to worse.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Katie Ghose? I’ll bet she does! Know what I mean?

  67. 67
    Sapailo says:

    I wish she would


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