June 21st, 2013

Berger’s Trade Union Lobbyist Merry-Go-Round

A classic case of cosy Labour sweeteners with trade union lobbyists here. According to the latest available figures Luciana Berger charges the taxpayer £1,750 per quarter for her constituency office rent. For where? Her website says that when back in Liverpool Wavertree she works out of the UCATT union’s office. That would be the same UCATT union that have generously given Labour £78,750 since 2010. Surely Luciana couldn’t possibly be bunging taxpayer money to a party donor. If a Tory MP did the same with a millionaire pal it would be a scandal…

H/T The Backbencher


  1. 1
    All together now! says:


    • 6
      Liverpool says:

      What does Jake Morrison say about all this?


      • 24

        Good old working class name that – Luciana.

        You might say she’s a value-free cultural carpet-bagger, a champagne socialist, an intellectual lefty who’s never done a days proper and who enjoys a good living feasting on the mouldering carcass of a once-magnificent political movement.

        But to me she’s obviously the scion of generations who scraped a living below stairs, down t’pit, in t’mill and int’ workhouse.

        Luciana, the authentic voce of the working-class. A socialist firebrand.


      • 29
        Double dippings says:

        Flog the Peckhams he says…


    • 9
      Crazy woman says:

      I find it offensive that I have to go all the way to the shop,find a copy of The Sun,buy it.open a page and then see a pair of tits without a baby hanging off them (Which I may say is the most beautiful natural thing in the world which everyone should be forced to watch while eating in a restaurant).


    • 49
      God almighty, ugly says:

      Fat slobby guts hanging over their waistbands and saggy old tits.


    • 74
      JH82489239823023 says:

      Irony is, I bet your average union member is far more likely to be a Sun reader than not. Katia in todays edition is a perfect spokesperson for the opposing view. Chapel hatpegs, I tell you.

      Seriously though, it’s all about being able to tell other people what to do, isn’t it, complete bansturbation.

      I’d like to ban Socialism in that it has killed over 100 million in the last century alone. But no, that wouldn’t do at all, would it.


    • 99
      GM Tea says:

      On the question of lobbyists, the Daily Mail had a good report about GM food, and the way the government is pushing it on an unwilling public. Yet for some reason Guido has little to say about this. Trust he has not been taken out to tea or a posh meal in the West End?


  2. 2

    Curiously, I wouldn’t.


  3. 3
    Diseased Anus says:

    I have very strong views on this specimen


  4. 4
    Phillipe Flop says:

    I find her most do-able, even though she’s Labour


    • 11
      La' says:

      Remember Chuka and the awful Sion Simon have been there.


      • 12
        Old Man says:

        She has no taste.


        • 58
          Point of Information says:

          Glossy, ambitious Labour pin-up who took a Ferry Across the Mersey to grab a safe Labour seat. She rapidly climbed the career ladder – making it into Miliband’s first front bench team. Just don’t mention Bill Shankly!


      • 13
        Sally Bercow says:

        Balls did too. Chewed on Luciana’s Burger that is.


      • 20
        Phillipe Flop says:

        In that case I’ll say no.


      • 37
        Mad Harriet, waiting for her life peerage says:

        This Labour Party seems frightly sexist to me


        • 64
          mentioning no names says:

          I know- the way men are parachuted into safe Labour all-women seats is shameful.


      • 76
        Anonymous says:

        What did she see in Sion Simon? The bloke’s the biggest retard in the party.


      • 96
        City of View says:

        The guy is right, she is do-able- and Chuka and Sion Sion have gone now.

        Mind you, if Chuka and Sion have been there there’s a more than fair chance of catching something nasty. You know that that Labour lot are like.


  5. 7
    Fact Hunt says:

    Plod chasing an escaped prisoner who absconded from the dock in Southend after being sentenced to clink.

    Memo to said Plod. How’s about securing the guy before he has the chance to give it legs.

    Just saying.


  6. 8
    SpAd says:

    Another parachuted-in bourgeois socialist who knows nothing about the constituency she claims to represent.


  7. 10
    Police investigation says:

    What do you expect from a hook nosed Brown leech?


  8. 15
    Popeye says:

    So why no investigation by the fraud office?
    Surely not because Socialism and Union are involved?


  9. 16

    A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a young woman who was beheaded in a knife attack in Sheffield.

    Aras Hussein appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court accused of murdering Reema Ramzan, 18.


  10. 17
    PPS says:

    Where is Schrodlinger’s Cat when we need him

    It takes a Cat to catch a UCATT


    • 54
      Cardinal Biggles says:

      No one knows. It’s all something to do with quantum superposition.

      Either that, or possibly he has gone down to the nudist beach with his binoculars.


      • 71

        There is nothing wrong with my eyesight, thank you. (Old wives tales about massive self-abuse notwithstanding.)

        Anyway, the glass steams up.


        • 85
          Helpful serf says:

          Put them outside 10 minutes before you leave the house. This gives sufficient time for the condensation on the lenses caused by the air conditioning to remove itself.


  11. 18
    • 31
      JadedJean says:

      He’s outwardly male, but probably feminine brained. It’s rapacious libertarianism (i.e. anarchism) that is at root, the cause of these mixed up people becoming more and more common and giving themselves airtime. Women are naturally narcissistic, just as this person clearly is (come to think of it, that reminds me of many male politicians in the HoC).

      Have you taken the brain gender test?



  12. 19
    Florence Nightingale says:


    On humanitarian grounds…

    Can you tell us what happened to that nice, innocent Liverpool Councillor who was lamped by Luciana?

    He seemed such a lovely, cleanshaven sort of guy

    Quite out of place in Gangster Labour IMHO

    We can always provide an ambulence…


  13. 21
    Midsummer Madness says:

    Looks like a subsidised rent.

    What’s your beef, then?


  14. 22
    Florence Nightingale says:


    On humanitarian grounds…

    Can you tell us what happened to that nice, innocent Liverpool Councillor who had problems by Luciana?

    He seemed such a lovely, cleanshaven sort of guy…


  15. 25
    Co-conspirator says:

    What has come of that nice Labour councillor who had problems in Liverpool?


  16. 26
    A voter says:

    It is a scandal.
    And it needs to be investigated.


  17. 28
    Double dippings says:

    I ggogled “Luciana Berger and Coop”

    And got this


    You could not make it up

    So she is taking it from Coop and UCATT…

    All in one day…


  18. 33
    Internet sleuth says:

    At least somone is still fighting the Machine in Liverpool



    • 35
      So it goes on says:

      “What can Labour do, if reconciliation, re-education or rehabilitation don’t work? They can’t dispatch the bingo-loving councillor to Siberia.”

      I love it…


  19. 34
    Harry the Bastard says:

    Why do socialists become the biggest cheats and thieves? Is it in their nature or are they just copying Bob Maxwell


  20. 36
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s worth, say, £7 a foot for, say, 1,000 square feet, so roughly £7,000 a year. Thecrent looks about right. Where, then, is the bung?


  21. 40
    Reuters always first with the news says:


    Dismore replaced by Guido at the Sun

    Guido hangs the scalps of a few politicos on the wall


  22. 52
    Chuka Ummuna says:

    I did not have sex with that woman.


    • 59
      Anonymous says:

      Neither did I.


      • 77
        Borris says:

        She’s No. 5432 in my queue for servicing. On the shaggability index she would rate being No. 2345 if she wasn’t such a demanding mouthy cow.


    • 95
      Sally Bercow says:

      No but you did with plenty of men. Sorry boys – well known you preyed on youngsters at school you filthy predator


  23. 55
    A Hypocrite says:

    I don’t see a problem with our comrades actions?


  24. 63
    RF says:

    It is a scandal, she should resign over this. RESIGN!


  25. 72
    Farage against the machine! says:

    Liking it, this could work out better than that Isle of Mann omnishambles.

    I just need to claim for a constituency office above the Duck and Dug and the landlord will write off my bar bill.



  26. 73
    grobdj says:



  27. 78
    Public Speaks says:

    How many Labour MPs are using parliamentary expenses to rent offices off Large Trade Union Donors and Supporters Wont someone investigate this the public have the right to know, Labour should HAVE to disclose this.


  28. 79
    כריס says:

    Now now, none of this will stop her from being the future leader of the party and potential Prime Minister.

    The wheels are already in motion.

    She has been chosen for greater things.


  29. 88
    GOM says:

    She is as thick as two short planks.


  30. 89
    Squeezing pimples says:

    It is a scandal, lets hope the mainstream media pick it up, but I doubt it.


  31. 92
    HenryV says:

    The local authority that covers the constituency should provide an office for the local MP(s). No need then for the MP to have to claim anything and then no way it can get diverted. Simple. The three main parties and the unions constantly take the piss over expenses.


  32. 93

    Lucy makes me want to be violently sick.


  33. 94
    Jimmy says:

    What can I say? We try to hide the links between the unions and the Labour Party but there’s just no pulling the wool over your eyes.


  34. 97
    Public Speaks says:

    Why hasnt this made any of the national press? and who is looking into how many other Labour MPs use MPs expenses to rent Trade Union offices could add up to £100 000s of tax payer funded expenses going back to the labour party in round about donations!


  35. 98
    Anonymous says:

    “But it’s not a bung when WE do it, only when it’s the eeeeeevil torrrries!!!!!” Champagne socialism’s my name, Champagne socialism’s my game….


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