July 8th, 2013

Two More Labour Selections Reported to Met Police

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Tory MP Bob Neill has written to Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe asking him to investigate Unite’s behaviour in Labour selections in Ilford North and Lewisham Deptford. He alleges:

“there may have been fraudulent behaviour – a breach of Subsection 1, Section 2, of the Fraud Act 2006 under the terms of ‘false misrepresentation’, defined in the act as someone who ‘(a) dishonestly makes a false representation, and (b) intends, by making the representation, to gain for himself or another or causes loss to another/exposes another to a risk of loss’.

Furthermore, I believe that this may also constitute fraud by abuse of position, breaching Section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006, which states, ‘A person is in breach of this section if he: (a) occupies a position in which he is expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of another person, (b) dishonestly abuses that position, and (c) intends, by means of the abuse of that position…to make a gain for himself or another’”

The allegations centre around Unite offering members free Labour Party membership in exchange for meeting Len McCluskey and Labour activist Mandy Richards claiming that Unite are “bankrolling” a number of “orchestrated” campaigns.

It is increasingly looking like Falkirk was not a one-off…


76 Comments

  1. 1
    • 5
      Geoffrey Brooking says:

      Poor Red Ed.

      If he wants to dis-associate himself from this he should pay the £8 Million back!

      • 71
        Smiffy says:

        Everybody is doing it.
        The first thing you learn is how to stack a deck.

        It is called politics.

        You learn it at university.

    • 37
      The benefits of enrichment? says:

      Barnsley soldier attacked from behind by group, kicked and his head stamped on – this was Armed Forces Day was it not. You all know why this has been suppressed – if it had been the other way round and an enrichment had been attacked by whites it would be wall to wall – on the bbc especially.

      • 63
        The BBC says:

        White British soldiers being nearly beaten to death in the streets simply isn’t newsworthy or relevant today. If he was killed in a hideous way and it was captured on film and every other news outlet was following it, then maybe…. otherwise no.

        It simply doesn’t fit our political agenda.

        Move along.

        • 70
          Point of order says:

          Is it racist to call a white person a fcuking Christian or White scum ?

          Have there been any prosecutions in the uk ever for white racism ?

          • Keitho says:

            Nope, because by definition only whites can be racist as non whites don’t have the power to be racist. That is the accepted narrative and there is bugger all we can do about it.

            The application of the word “racist” is imply anti white. What this means is that non white people are allowed to use their skin colour to gain advantage over whites. Quite bizarre if you think about it but none the less it is a fact.

          • Keitho says:

            “is simply anti white . . “

          • Conrad says:

            As predicted by Enoch Powell.

    • 69
      PC Dixon says:

      New, Old , any sort of Labour and their Union paymasters are institutionally corrupt – For some of us that comes as no surprise whatsoever – Now led by a Union grovelling half wit.

  2. 2
    John Page says:

    Oops Harriet has been on tv claiming it was

  3. 3
    lolwut says:

    Elsewhere in the UK, Dorries has been reselected.

    Not sure if I prefer the fraud or the stupidity

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    We recently had two Labour PPC elections in Norfolk. One in Norwich and the other in Yarmouth where the UNITE sponsored candidates both won. I think to clear the air all Labour`s PPC elections, which involved UNITE, need to be looked at by the police.

    • 6
      lolwut says:

      “Here is an anecdote, accompanied by no evidence. This is obvious evidence of fraud and should be investigated nationwide”

      • 23
        No Impunity for Corruption says:

        If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

        I think that is what the labour party used to say during the Years of the Terror (1997-2010)

        • 39
          Poisonous creed says:

          “if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear”

          A phrase used by the East German Stasi and every other totalitarian socialist regime, through socialisism’ entire malevolant history.

          • Anonymous says:

            LibLabCon say if you have nothing to hide thats because we’ve taxed it from you and given it to immigrants and the unenployable and to pay goverment gold plated pensions, or you live in Cyprus.

          • George says:

            yes and by uktrade unions and to labour party too

    • 7
      TBG says:

      More on Great Yarmouth and Norwich South @ http://www.theblueguerilla.co.uk

  5. 8
    Dan Hodges says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Oxford Union looks set to retract its invite to The Peoples Assembly’s Owen Jones as a result of his offensive tweets.

    • 24
      Normal Guy says:

      Anything the 0xford Union says or does, I doesn’t give a shit about.

      • 53
        Gandher says:

        Went to a debate at the Oxford union recently . The climate skeptic and the catastrophist ended up broadly agreeing with each other and the moderator (mehdi hassan) looked like the sort of twat that hadn’t done his research

    • 54
      Lenin McClusterfuck says:

      A couple of busloads of Unite comrades are on their way. Nothing a few pick axe handles can’t solve. I’m sure it was just a misunderstanding.

    • 66
      Burgers are bad for you says:

      Hodges – the word is ‘invitation’ – a noun. ‘Invite’ is a verb. Obviously English is not your strong point is it?

  6. 9
  7. 10
    David Cameron says:

    Len McCluskey.

  8. 11
    P l e b says:

    There was a minor council by-election last Thursday – the Silverdale and Parksite ward of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

    It was a Labour hold but very interestingly it showed a strong 7.3% swing from UKIP to Labour in an area which was supposed to be a target for Nigel Farage’s party.

    Not great news for Nigel I would imagine, who has recently been trying to convince everyone that UKIP doesn’t only enjoy support in the south-east of England and will be targeting more seats in traditional Labour strongholds from now on.

    A Thatcher-worshipping, right-wing Tory splinter group campaigning to win over traditional Labour voters?

    • 13
      Fowler MSU says:

      I think you’ve explained it yourself: it was minor and a council by-election.

    • 15
      Bazinga! says:

      Probably reaslised UCrap are the same failed Tories who refused to give us a referendum on leaving the EU back in the 80`s and 90′s

    • 48
      Lenin McClusterfuck says:

      7.3% = 12 postal votes. Unite delivered….

  9. 12
    Bazinga! says:

    I notice that the BBC are refusing to give this story and prime time coverage, rather they are more interested in a dour scotsman and his racket.

    When radio 5 did mention this story they spun it as Tory mischief making and Red Ed standing up to the unions, which of course is a load of shite.

    The BBC never accused fatty Watson or skidmarks Bryant of mischief making over Murdoch, in fact the vile BBC treated them like heroes.

    • 18
      BBC News Editor says:

      We would have of course reported it over and over and over again had it been Lord Ashcroft fixing the Tory selections. As it is, the story is unimportant and a distraction.

    • 29
      Away on Business says:

      To be fair, I have just watched the main Chinese evening news, where Andy Murray’s achievement at Wimbledon had significant coverage, along with a brief interview with a rather happy David Cameron.

    • 30
      EdButLookBalls says:

      And I thought Len McCluskey was a scouser and not a Scot!!

  10. 14
    Anonymous says:

    In 2010 Unite claimed to have around 100 Labour Unite MP’s in Parliament and around 25 Labour Unite peers. Wonder how many they have today?

    http://archive.unitetheunion.org/resources/political_department/unite_in_westminster.aspx

  11. 16
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Unite have been flushed out and exposed as serial election riggers and the dark puppet-masters behind Ed Miliband.

    Labour are on the run and don’t know where to turn, faking criticism of Len McClusky whilst quietly cashing his cheques and doling out insider passes to Westminster for Unite henchmen.

  12. 17
    Stopfordian says:

    Even the name tag ribbons of Stockport Traffic Wardens are provided by UNISON

  13. 19
    Bazinga! says:

    This story is Labours Murdoch moment, bet the BBC will play it right down though. No endless Newsnight specials, no Tories invited on to make endless allegations like fatty Watson and skidmarks were night after night.

  14. 21
    As Owen McCluskeggal says:

    Beautiful Assembly of the People Unite!
    Alas! I am very sorry to say
    That a hundred fake votes have been taken away
    On a summer’s day of 2013,
    Which will be remember’d for its political scene.

    ’Twas about seven o’clock at night,
    And the press complained with all its might,
    And the rain came pouring down,
    And the dark clouds reminded everyone of Gordon Brown,
    And Ed the Red seem’d to say-
    “I’ll stop the Falkirk comrades’ who didn’t their own memberships pay.”

    When the all-expenses gravy train left Theobald’s Road
    The comrades’ hearts were light and felt very bold,
    But Boreas blew a terrific gale,
    Which made their hearts for to quail,
    And many of the passengers with fear did say-
    “I fear Unite will not win us a safe seat today.”

    And when the train came near to Lenzie way,
    Miliband did loud and angry bray,
    And complained about which ones of us had actually bothered to pay
    In the summer’s day of 2013,
    Which will be remember’d for its political scene.

    So the gravy train sped on with all its might,
    And Len McCluskey’s cheque book soon hove in sight,
    And the passengers’ drank a bevvy or two,
    Thinking they would enjoy themselves on expenses too,
    With their friends at home they lov’d most dear,
    And raise a hearty fixed election cheer.

    So the gravy train mov’d slowly towards selection day,
    Until it was nearly pay day,
    Then fatty Watson with a crash gave way,
    And down went the gravy train and passengers all happy and gay!
    The Miliband did loudly bray,
    Because a hundred fake votes had been taken away,

    On a summer’s day of 2013,
    Which will be remember’d for its political scene.
    As soon as the catastrophe came to be known
    The alarm from mouth to mouth was blown,
    And the cry rang out all o’er the town,
    Good Heavens! the Labour Party’s edifice is blown down,
    And a gravy train from London Town,
    Which made all the comrades’s smiles turn down,
    And made them for to turn pale,
    Because none of the passengers were sav’d to tell the tale
    How the disaster happen’d in the summer of 2013,
    Which will be remember’d by the politically keen.

    It must have been an awful sight,
    To witness in the dusky moonlight,
    While the Tories did laugh,
    and Miliband did bray,
    About the selection fiasco down Falkirk way,

    Oh! ill-fated selection corruption down Falkirk way,
    I must now conclude my lay
    By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay,
    That the Tory press would not have had a field day,
    At least many sensible men do say,
    Had the Party been supported by honest buttresses,
    At least many sensible men confesses,
    For the more honestly we our politics do build,
    The less chance we have of being electorally killed.

    Apologies to: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/gems/the-tay-bridge-disaster#sthash.bGhrOFU8.dpuf

    • 25
      P l e b says:

      Yawn…

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    • 32
      Lord Stansted says:

      Very good.

      • 67
        Burgers are bad for you says:

        … but merely a repeat from an earlier thread. You must have missed it.

  15. 22
    Bazinga! says:

    Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper seem quiet. Plotting against Red Ed perhaps?

  16. 26
    Viv says:

    Can we please have postal voting investigated too?

    • 42
      Ahmed's Guest House says:

      Good idea. Esteemed British Police visitors are always welcome here at Ahmed’s Guest House, Lahore, for long-term investigations into envelope stuffing activities and other egregious activities of Abdul’s Envelope Stuffing and Postal Vote Services.Only US150 per night, mosquito coils included. Please book in advance.

  17. 28

    Falkirk tip of the iceberg. Could be Labours Titanic innit?

  18. 33
    Sandy Jamieson says:

    Someone should tell Bob ‘Neill that Sir Bernard Hogan Howe has no power to investigate matters pertaining to fraud in Falkirk. It is a matter of Scottish Law and indeed the 2006 Act does not apply in Scotland although there is no doubt equivliant legislation. He should write to Sir Stephen House at Randolphfield in Stirling

  19. 34
    • 43
      Sit Petra says:

      Yeah I read that, but as the Guardians CIF has so many resident nut-jobs (above and below the line) it kinda makes the whole thing a pointless activity.

  20. 38
    Pnemysis says:

    Let’s not forget this is only about selection of the candidates (bad enough of course).

    What we need is a thorough investigation of postal vote fraud by voters.

    • 68
      Burgers are bad for you says:

      It is not the voters who are committing postal vote fraud, but nonetheless the basis of your point is sound.

  21. 40
    Jimmy says:

    If Len wants to pay my subs for me I have no problem with that.

    • 44
      Lord Prescott says:

      He can also pay for mine if he likes. I like a smoked turkey Subway® Platter with all the trimmings at this time of day. It really fills the gap between elevenses and brunch.

    • 52
      Lenin McClusterfuck says:

      As long as I don’t have to pay your bar bill, Comrade Brother.

  22. 41
    Buck House says:

    Prime Minister David Cameron says Andy Murray deserves a knighthood.

    Queen says ” Not while I’m alive “

    • 46
      Sit Petra says:

      There was a time when you had to slay a Dragon for that honour, not piss about with a tennis ball.

      • 55
        Roland says:

        Actually, you only had to kill about thirty scared and barely armed peasants as they ran away from you and your armoured horse.

    • 50
      Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

      Serbia issued Novak Djokovic with a diplomatic passport after he won Wimbledon two years ago and he has the highest honour from the Serbian Orthodox Church.

    • 62
      Couch Potato says:

      Did the fist-fight between Butch and Rab C to get first blowie of Murray get fillummed?

  23. 45
    Red Len says:

    One off?? All off!!

  24. 57
    Point of Information says:

    Good statement:

    ‘It is increasingly looking like Falkirk was not a one-off…’

    - But more worryingly for Labour it is looking like Falkirk was not a legally provable one off… lol

    2006 Fraud is their legislation as well – talk about falling on your own sword.

  25. 75
    charles 1 says:

    Wasn’t there funny business in erithand thamesmead when they found the ballots had been ripped up over night before counting while stored in a ‘locked’ cupboard in a union office…thatwas a blairite versus a brownite lightweight who backs and is backed by unions like unite…someone should investigate!!!


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