June 24th, 2013

New Downing Street SpAd Smashes Chumocracy

Those who claim you have to be friends with the Prime Minister for twenty years to get a job in Downing Street should note the arrival of  former Cathy Ashton spokesman Daniel Korski. Dave’s new Special Advisor focussing on “the global race” has smashed the chumocracy. He was only best man to Downing Street Chief of Staff Ed Llewellyn.


48 Comments

  1. 1
    TPA says:

    another public school moron?

    • 7
      V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

      I’m feeling really overjoyed when paying my extortionate taxes for welfare spongers, parasites and MP expenses.

      • 46
        David Laws LibDems fiddler says:

        Like Dave he is a EU fanatic. So the chumocacy continues.

    • 9
      JadedJean says:

      Yet another 4-by-2 rises to prominence in the world of politics.

      When you look at the frequency of these people in politics, the media, in finance/banking and the judiciary; it really is at odds with what it should be when considering the null hypothesis.

      Oh, and he’s ticked the PPE box as well.

    • 15
      Howzat1932 says:

      Ashton’s term coming to its end so all her hangers on decamp looking for new sinecures on the public tit.

      • 24
        Burgers are bad for you says:

        That’s a great shame. The EU might somebody effective as her successor.

      • 39
        Haribo Halfwit says:

        Losing the Finance portfolio (which we used to have in a vice-like grip) was one of Brown’s sly timed-release ‘gifts’ to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

        Cathy Ashton’s appointment as Trade Commissioner of the EU and her elevation to the Lords as the Noble Baroness Ashton was the result.

        He cared neither for the City nor Scotland’s financial powerhouse in Edinburgh, it would seem.

  2. 2
    I am a Hamburger says:

    is the “global race” humans or is it something to do with the Olympics ?

    • 5
      A packet of salt 'n vinegar crisps please says:

      Once a council house………. always a council house

      Once a person of……………. always a person of

  3. 3
    A brilliant Leader who does a fantastic job says:

    Got to keep the boys in jobs.

    Please keep paying your taxes everyone.

    Remember we are all in this together.

    Don’t worry about those Brazilians. When it comes to the World Cup the Junta will make sure none of them are allowed within a five mile radius of any match.

  4. 4
    Andrew Pierce says:

    Police arrest a 54-year-old man in Surrey over the murders of three members of the same family and a French cyclist near Annecy. ( Not Sky News )

  5. 6
    From Iain Dale's blog says:

    A political acquaintance of mine was wandering home the other night, minding his own business when he encountered a chap with a full Freddie Mercury moustache and a gold, tiger emblazoned jacket. He used the frankly legendary line: “Excuse me, I think you’re quite fit. Can I suck your cock?” Somehow my friend’s incredibly British response of “I’m actually okay… but thank you…” didn’t seem to quite cut it… Amazing the disguises some MPs will use nowadays…

  6. 8

    What Guido chooses not to say is that the reason he will fit in so well is that he is a particularly rabid Europhile.

    • 17
      Point of Information says:

      Not to dis your point, but the Cathy Ashton spokesman gave that game away :-)

  7. 13
    New No 10 spokesman says:

    Here I am Guido

  8. 14
    Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

    As I don’t remember Cathy Ashton he’s obviously done a good job, he’s also extremely Dapper. A sure thing that he’s another one of “them” who enjoys romantic soirees in Rome paid for by the EU. More gravy anyone?

  9. 16
    Solidarnosc says:

    He’s the one that got away

  10. 18
    Cooking critic says:

    Is he another cook as well?

  11. 19
    Other things not mentioned says:

    Son of polish J immigrants: ie. Ed Miliband has just entered #10 as a SpAD

    There should be a restriction on these Eastern European’s being given access to high office in UK. They do not act in the countries interest and are a national security risk.

    • 22
      Observer says:

      + 1000

      And if you look at Ed’s kitchen cabinet

      It’s beginning to look like a real cabal…

      • 28
        Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

        Load of twaddle UKIP stood a few ex-eastern UKIP candidates like miliband last local elections, it’s the EU’s size and ambitions which it hates, if we could have an EU at 1/20th of the budget and no more enlargement, try and actually deal with the backwardness of parts we already have then it would be ok. At the moment it is a byword for greed.

  12. 23
    EU adviser says:

    Cathy Ashton’s foreign is so, so credible..

    In fact, does she have one?

    Has Dave appointed this man to finally sink his Titanic?

    Or to feather his nest in his next career?

    • 32
      Point of Information says:

      Do you think Cathy has figured out who is who among the EU leaders yet ?

      And two salacious details:

      i) Who is fitter: Lagarde or Ashton ?
      ii) Would Ashton get an invite from Berlusconi to bunga bunga ?

  13. 26
    No Oil Painting says:

    All I can say is that Daniel deserves a break after working with Cath. It can’t have been easy

    • 31
      Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

      That’s not the point. It is nepotistic to appoint best men, old schoolmates and cousins.

  14. 29
    Cromwell's trooper says:

    He used to write “well informed” pieces at Speccie Coffee House that were always met with well earned derision….clearly he is perfect for number ten

  15. 30
    Burgers are bad for you says:

    Korsi the Kat?

  16. 33
    Howzat1932 says:

    As a matter of fact almost nobody knows Cathy Ashton she has managed to hide behind behind her cloak of mediocrity despite being the most highly paid civil servant in Europe. She has never stood for any form of election at all she was second choice for her job due to the usual disgusting horse trading that goes on in the eu. She got the because she ruffled the least number of feathers and could be guaranteed to make a mess of all she touched.Her looks could have played no part in any part in her appointments,but no worry about any hankey pancky.Watch this space for her next public appointment.

    • 35
      Frank says:

      To be Frank. The last thing we need are elected EUSSR Commissars. That will only legitimise the twats and make them demand even more powers. Would be far better to stop pretending that the EUSSR is a country and do away with all of them.

  17. 34
    WHAT THE FUCK? A National Day of Mourning? says:
    • 36
      Chuks is never one to miss an efnick vote. says:

      Hows about a national Mayflower day or a national Titanic day?

      • 38
        La Belle Francoise says:

        We already have one Black Monday – and we don’t need another!

      • 41
        Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty 1915 says:

        Of course, we could have a Lusitania Day in commemoration of my cynical attempt to draw America into the Great War, too.

    • 43
      Anonymous says:

      Will it be a day of mourning?

  18. 42
    John Tandy says:

    Jobs for the boys a feature of this Government !

  19. 44
    DWWolds says:

    Korksi is also an EU fanatic.

  20. 45
    Bluto says:

    What a truly stupid appointment. Why not give Mandelson a job in your ridiculous government Cameron, you Manchurian Candidate wet lefty?

  21. 47
    LikewhatthefuckdoIknow says:

    I’ve heard that Korski is on a two year contract – could a sign…………….

  22. 48
    Gary Bloke says:

    There’s a provenance of which to boast, former aide to Baroness Ashton.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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