July 22nd, 2013

“Crosby Presentation” Organised By Labour Lobbyist
Labour MPs Attended Event Held in Commons

clippingThe Guardian, which likes to boast that they give “the whole picture”, are very excited this morning with the suggestion that “The lobbying firm founded by the Tories’ chief election strategist, Lynton Crosby, advised private healthcare providers on how to exploit perceived “failings” in the NHS, according to a leaked document obtained by the Guardian. The presentation was made by Crosby Textor, known as CTF Partners in Britain, towards the end of 2010.” The timing is right, just who the presentation was actually made to has been conveniently left out of the story.

dominic-churchThe Guardian claims that the “leaked” presentation was made by CTF to private healthcare profiteers, it was actually organised by the lobbying firm Westminster Advisers for MPs – who were all given copies – making it more of a handout than a leak. Westminster Advisers is headed by Dominic Church, a wealthy Labour supporter and a former Hammersmith and Fulham councillor for the party. He is a Blairite private healthcare lobbyist

Church lobbies for the H5 Private Hospitals Alliance. The slideshow was shown at their parliamentary reception themed ‘Improving Britain’s healthcare’ on 29 November 2010 in the House of Commons. The invitation was open to all MPs and Guido understands that many Labour MPs enjoyed the hospitality served in Dining Room A. One attendee remembers seeing, for example, Gisela Stuart at the event. CTF merely providing polling data for the report. It was a briefing for MPs by private healthcare, not a briefing to private healthcare.


Mysteriously there is plenty missing from slideshow the Guardian have published. They have run just 4 pages out of the 31 slide presentation, leaving out what does not fit the story. Take this page for example which is positive about the NHS, and inconveniently shows – for the Guardian’s preferred narrative – that the public back reforms:

Nowhere is this to be seen on the Guardian website. Despite cutting pages, they have re-numbered the 4 pages so you would never know. Guido senses a lengthy Corrections and Clarifications coming tomorrow…

Full presentation:



  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, Guido’s flushed out the Guardian and Nick Watt’s on the run, ducking for cover on Twitter.

    It looks to me like Watt was doing a hatchet job for Labour only now he’s been exposed. Gotcha!

  2. 2
    Bung Crosby says:

    Thanks Guido. I owe you one.

  3. 3
    Firm But Fair says:

    I look forward to a full page apology in The Guardian for misleading people with selective and biased information.

  4. 4
    BBC 24 Hr rolling bollocks says:

    FFS Kate, drop the baby otherwise we’ll have to spike Mandela’s prune juice again.

  5. 5
    Alan Rustybridger says:

    The Guardian. We lie, so you don’t have to.

  6. 6
    Ah! Monika says:

    I would buy an iPad, just to ignore the guardian app.

  7. 7
    Back1woodsman says:

    Currently rusticating in the Badlands and a kindly neighbour has passed on old copies of The Guardian Weekly , (well, she is a retired teacher !)
    Good for a giggle at all the angst involved, but it crossed my mind that an accurate strapline for the paper would be :
    Delusional, Disingenuous & Downright dishonest.

  8. 8
    C.O.Jones says:

    Who cares whether the hospital is private or NHS?

    Providing the care is free at the point of need then I don;t see the issue.

  9. 9
    Probity rules followed says:

    Being a whatever charity trust, Scott ?£^&^£*( should not the guardian follow some governing rules to fulfill its charitable trust or face having them removed – pay taxes like Murdoch etc.

  10. 10
    Sit Petra says:

    Where is Lord Leveson just when you need him ?…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph5-dRuTrDU when you need him?.

  11. 11
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    The Guardian, the BBC in print form, is just a blind propaganda outlet for Labour.

    Imagine if the Murdoch press had done such a shoddy hatchet job on the NHS?

  12. 12
    Penfold says:

    The lefties as ever never allowing the facts or truth getting in the way of the agit-prop.

    Lynton can be quite litigious when need be, as some Aussie Labourites are finding…………..

  13. 13
    Labour is a criminal party says:

    To give credit where it’s due, you have to hand it to Labour. It takes a remarkable degree of evil genius to commit horrific acts and somehow, with the aid of the bbc and guardian, lay the entire blame at the feet of the coalition. Labour fucked the economy, fucked the NHS, let bankers run wild, allowed multi-million pound bonuses, cut taxes for the rich, rejected plain packaging and took donations in return for changing policy on tobacco advertising, and yet they’ve succeeded, in collusion with the MSM, to have the coalition blamed for the state of the economy, NHS deaths and bankers bonuses and to accuse them of lobbying related corruption. Tony and Gordon must be pissing themselves laughing. Well, Gordon will be pissing himself anyway.

  14. 14
    WTF says:

    Watt the fuck?

  15. 15
    A Rudebridger says:

    What’s wrong with a little massaging of the facts? I didn’t get to where I am today without massaging a few facts so that they would fit the slant I wanted to put on a story …

  16. 16
    Kay Hurley Burley says:

    Just imagine, Prince Wayne being born at the same time as St. Nelson kicking the bucket. Which would we report first?

  17. 17
    Bernie Ecclestone says:

    Lynton’s an amateur.

  18. 18
    Uncle Joe's Ministry Of Truth says:

    See ……… those lessons were worthwhile.

  19. 19
    Sit Petra says:

    I think the suspicion has to be that Dave is a numpty, nominally in power but apparently not able to control the media as Campbell did ruthlessly on behalf of Blair and Brown, he seems to be following a policy of appeasement, and history has shown us… that always ends in tears!.

  20. 20
    Bite Petra says:

    I think the suspicion has to be that Dave is a numpty, nominally in power but apparently not able to control the media as Campbell did ruthlessly on behalf of Blair and Brown, he seems to be following a policy of appeasement, and history has shown us… that always ends in tears!.

  21. 21
    Ctesibius says:

    The BBC have gone MENTAL – every channel and every commentator raving about the Labour lies! Oh, wait…

  22. 22
    lolwut says:

    Guido asks question. Nick responds with plausible explanation.

    Gotcha indeed

    Also, you may want to clarify the definitions of “flushed out”, “on the run” and “ducking for cover”

  23. 23
    Joe Kerr says:

    Kids TV character Dora the Explorer has a new muslim friend. Doda the Exploder.

  24. 24
    Joe Kerr says:

    I rang the Islamic Samaritans. When I told them I felt suicidal, they got excited and asked if I knew how to fly a plane.

  25. 25
    Justice says:

    The only thing we should be handing to Labour is a fragmentation grenade three seconds after pulling the pin out.

  26. 26
    Left wing liars says:

    So the Guardian lies to ensure the Tories are placed in the worse possible light. No doubt the BBC will follow up with the same story.
    The left really are evil scumbags and the Guardian should be sued until not even a used paper cup remains from their empty cafe.

  27. 27
    Left wing mong spotter says:

    Remind me I must have missed the ducking plausible explanation bit. We Woz lying is plausible anything else ain’t

  28. 28
    Ah! Monika says:

    A woman entirely financially dependent on the state has chosen to have a baby… The Daily Mail should be up in arms about this surely?

  29. 29
    BBC News24 and Skynews Viewer says:

    Beginning to lose the will to live. By the way, how many Royal correspondents are there and what do they do the rest of the time?

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Problem is this is their MO. by the time they are caught people have moved on and the shit sticks. The apology positioned at the bottom of p22 next to plants for sale doesn’t reach anyone. Job done by the lefties


  31. 31
    helpful suggestion says:

    Shut up Alan and make us a coffee.

  32. 32
    eh says:

    Does Rubbisher have private health insurance?

  33. 33
    Guido tweets says:

    Paper which published thousands of secret US diplomatic cables says it was worried about copyright of a PowerPoint handout. Yeah right.

  34. 34
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Well reordering the pages of a presentation without mentioning it is sly, there should be a reference. Plus conveniently forgetting to mention that Labour took part in the lobby briefing too sounds odd to me.

    I think I’ve flushed you out as a Labour stooge. Is that you, Mr Watt?

  35. 35
    David 'For The Kids' Cameron PM says:

    I have now officially passed Gordon Brown as the biggest twat to take office in recent years.

  36. 36
    El Presido Milibanana republico says:

    You get rid of the monarchy and I’ll supply the banana’s.

  37. 37
    David 'For The Kids' Cameron PM says:

    Banning porn will shut you mouthy fuckers up! Oh wait…

  38. 38
    Sit Petra says:

    Hubby has a job (yes she is married and to him), the civil list is another matter.

  39. 39
    Guido tweets says:

    And right on cue the propaganda mouthpiece of the Labour Party the BBC are also caught lying..again!!!!

    Fury at BBC over claims Woolwich suspect was assaulted: Prison officers condemn news report of incident as a ‘circus’
    Suspect’s brother accused prison officers in interview with the broadcaster
    He also alleged that the murder suspect had been denied medical treatment
    Prison officers’ union insists members used ‘approved restraint techniques’
    And officials claim that Adebolajo had refused to see any doctors

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2372859/Fury-BBC-claims-Michael-Abebolajo-assaulted.html#ixzz2ZmfuSv9h

  40. 40
    Sit Petra says:

    I think the suspicion has to be that Dave is a numpty, nominally in power but apparently not able to control the media as C*mpbell did ruthlessly on behalf of Blair and Brown, he seems to be following a policy of appeasement, and history has shown us… that always ends in tears!.

  41. 41
    Super Twat Brown says:

    Gordon Brown broke the mould at the twat factory so they had to make Cameron on one of those 3D printer thingy’s.

  42. 42
    Sit Petra says:

    Well that didn’t work (reprise), still trying to figure out the naughty word that caused the mod, was it Hunts?.

  43. 43
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    The Guardian newspaper – The guardian of lies and cheating for labour. My how the truth about Unite fiddling MPs,and Burnham’s killing spree within the NHS has wound up the left.
    Guardian and Labour scum.

  44. 44
    Ret Ribution says:

    An eye for an eye, and a pair of pliars for a tooth.

  45. 45
    Sit Petra says:

    It’s wwwwworking Dave.

  46. 46
    BBC Labour Newsnight Producer says:

    Oh shit.

    We were asked by our colleagues in the Guardian to lead with this tonight…oh well lets see what else our award winning journalists can go with. More Crosby? Plebgate? McAlpine? Savile?

  47. 47
    bergen says:

    There are two comforting thoughts about the grauniad.

    1.It is poorly written

    2. No-one outside the BBC reads it.

  48. 48
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    Come on, let’s be honest here, companies such as Liberata UK are providing outsourcing options for public services, pays its workers minimum wage and returns the profits to the private equity which funds it.

    There own literature is quick to point out the ‘opportunities’ provided by the economic downturn, austerity, etc. in as much as local bodies, etc. will have no choice but to find value alternatives to completing previously ‘in-house’ tasks.

    The what might be considered ideological destruction of public services by Cameron and co. fits rather to snugly hand-in-glove with this agenda.

    And of course any failure in services or cost overrun if blamed on the public sector!

  49. 49
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    This has nothing to do with ‘blame over the NHS!’

    Rightly or wrongly, it regards whether Cameron’s new push in undermining the public sector is being aided and abetted by finance and corporations best-placed to exploit the resulting opportunities.

    Surely this isn’t that complicated?

  50. 50
    D. Grate-Unwashed says:

    Have you ever tried getting free care in an emergency at a private hospital? Most of them demand a fairly substantial “deposit” (credit card) in advance before they even ask your name, let alone what might be your problem.

  51. 51
    Lynton Crosby says:

    No one mention the war!

  52. 52
    Matilda says:

    Plus her folks are extremely comfortably off thanks to their own hard work.. so I doubt she will be down the Jobcentre any time soon.

  53. 53
    Fishy says:


    From 1:09:55, here’s Today’s Sarah Montague failing to get the message. She seems to have made her mind up that Adebolajo was attacked.

  54. 54
    Gordon McFuckwit McDoom says:

    You did well up to the point you said a bigger twat than Brown
    Not possible. Soon as he went we are winning everything

    And the good news keeps on coming you left wing tossers

  55. 55
    illogical says:

    You’re new here.
    Are you The Moose’- Mousa Kousa working under a new nom-de-plume?

  56. 56
    Gordon McFuckwit McDoom says:


  57. 57
    Len McClusterfuckski says:

    You mean getting rid of the masses of deadwood sponging left wing unionists and making these work right

    Yeah I get it,

  58. 58
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    Sir, please step out of the car and repeat after me

    “Are you The Moose’- Mousa Kousa working under a new nom-de-plume?”

    I ain’t no moose.

  59. 59
    Long and very strong says:

    I did see someone with a copy under his arm on a London st. He was outside the toilets though so probably for use as an alternative to the Labrador puppy

  60. 60
    Lynton bing crosby says:

    Im coming to getcha labour.

  61. 61
    MT says:

    And while you’re fighting over the Graun and the Beeb being lefties, the powers that be are laughing at our infighting while they pay Uncle Rupe under the table.

    “Left” and “right” are fictional entities. Designed to create division.

    It matters not who sits in number 10. We still get fucked over.

  62. 62
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    Like I said,

    “rightly or wrongly”

    But the matter immediately at hand is whether this is the case.

    My opinion is that it is rather obviously so.

    But it does beggar belief when the previous set-up was Andy Coulson, working in Downing Street while still receiving payments from News International.

    Is it arrogance or stupidity that has allowed Cameron to repeat the mistake?

  63. 63
    MT says:

    Armed forces get their salary from the taxpayer.

    Just saying.

  64. 64
    Jabba Le Chat says:


  65. 65
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    Are you still working for H5, btw?

  66. 66
    C.O.Jones says:


  67. 67
    Woodward and Bernstein says:

    The BBC never lets the facts get in the way of a biased story.

  68. 68
    they couldn't run a whelk stall says:

    Another comforting thought is that it’s haemorraghing cash.

  69. 69
    you've missed something says:

    But members of the armed forces actually do jobs.

    Unlike those on benefits.

  70. 70
    Nicola Sturgeon says:

    Well, if we’re talking about private interests in the NHS, it was youse Labour guys that stiffed us with that ridiculous PFI deal on the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where we end up paying £40 million a year for 30 years. An now it’s us that has to keep using it to make sure we get value for money.
    So, for starters, everyone in Scotland is going to get a colonoscopy.
    And, after that, well, we’ll have to have a wee think about what we’re gonnae do next.

  71. 71
    Aunt Mat says:

    Good for you Guido.

    The NHS is safe in your hands!

    I’m buying healthcare shares as quickly as they can print them.

  72. 72
    Raptor says:

    The BBC have been trying to smear Lynton Crosby for weeks now. He has replaced Lord Ashcroft and David Coulson as their knee-jerk hate figure among Tory advisors.

    He must be doing a good job, then.

  73. 73
    jim says:

    The truth is out there – it will just not appear in an English Court.

  74. 74
    oddball says:

    is it arrogance or stupidity that makes you offer such lame waffle on here?

  75. 75
    jim says:

    This is the problem when you forget History and the deaths of ordinary people. You tend to repeat the same mistakes and the deaths. Surely in this day and age we can move on with equal trust rather than repeat the same lies and hatred? Even with a corrupt media our system has been better than the USA?

  76. 76
    Postal Vote says:

    Indeed, Guardian is an instruction manaul for Beeb editors. Labour bought both ‘quality’ journalism institutions, first through thousands and thousands of public sector job ads in print as well as on web, second through generous license fee settlement. And Beeb now accounts for 1% of Guardian’s paper sales, implying if it generated a 12% margin, stripping Beeb sales out would take 8 1/2 % out of the porfits (I know they make losses).

    This is Alistair Campbell’s biggest trick for Labour’s spinning – it should be standard fare for everyone studying politics and media (did I mention a recent inquiry into the media?).

  77. 77
    broderick crawford says:

    There ARE NO used paper cups
    coz the cafe ‘ doesn’t serve anythimg any more .

    Socialist Utopia . Run an “enterprise” for the benefit of its ” worker co operative ” such that it arrives at a situation where the terms and conditions of the staff are put pon such e high pedestal that a decision is taken not to interact with actual fee paying customers any more on the basis that they disrupt the daily social programme of said personnel . E. G . flexitime , work from home , job share , sick leave , compassionate leave , annual leave , hot desking etc
    i e any thing which can justify their not having to come face to face with an “external ” entity which proffers to effect a business transaction for profit . .

    Keep on that tack brothers …. look what s happening to the Co op … and
    Detroit !!

  78. 78
    jax says:

    Dave opened pandoras ducking box

  79. 79

    Heck labour rubbing shoulders with the enemy for free stuff any cash?

  80. 80
    DANGER says:

    Slide titles in different positions in different slides, text running over the logo in the bottom right, and so on and so on. This kind of thing never appears in my presentations.

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