July 23rd, 2013

Lynton: “No Discussion, Conversation or Lobbying”

Some non-baby related news, though toys will no doubt be thrown out of the pram. Lynton Crosby has just put out this statement:

“The Prime Minister has repeatedly and clearly said that I have never lobbied him on anything, including on the issue of tobacco or plain packaging of cigarettes. What the PM said should be enough for any ordinary person but to avoid any doubt or speculation let me be clear. At no time have I had any conversation or discussion with or lobbied the Prime Minister, or indeed the Health Secretary or the health minister, on plain packaging or tobacco issues. Indeed, any claim that I have sought to improperly use my position as part-time campaign adviser to the Conservative Party is simply false.”

A slightly more comprehensive answer than the PM…


  1. 1
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    Once the adviser becomes the story, he has to walk.


    • 4
      Lynton Crosby says:

      I didn’t lobby him, i wrote what i wanted to say on the back of a fag packet and one of my employees did it for me.


    • 19
      Graham Gooch's Jockstrap says:

      He’s getting more publicity than Ed Miliband.


    • 42
      David Minibanana says:

      Hi Ed


    • 75
      Maximus says:

      Yes, and Crosby should sack himself. The elephant in the room was never the crowd Big Tobacco lobbyists, but the financial treat to HMG of being sued over loss of brand, which if successful could have cost billions. There is no evidence, the health fascists would argue. But exactly this angle is being tested in the Australian courts right now. Plus the anti’s could have run the you-cant-have-it-both-ways argument as well. But what an effing useless bunch this Torah Pary is.


      • 80
        The Co Op bank, serving the Labour party and mirroring their finanacial aptitude for decades says:

        Hi Ed – Shagger McClusterfuxkey asked me to tell you to ‘phone him now – imshi!


  2. 2
    Sack IDS says:

    IDS again slated over Disability Assessments


  3. 3
  4. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    The Party that brought us Alistair Campbell still moaning about Crosby.

    They may come back with a policy by the end of the summer


    • 22
      Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

      What goes around comes around. You can hardly spend years complaining about Campbell (like Dave etc) and then complain when others use the same tactics against the Aussie Campbell.


  5. 6
    BBC Labour Newsnight Producer says:


    Quick, make something up…or ring the Guardian and get them to do it


    • 20
      Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

      I assume from the opening word that this is a request to Gobby Gove – but he is to busy making up the education policy on the hoof.


  6. 7
    Hello Boys says:


  7. 8
    Paniagua v5 says:

    argghh Modbot


  8. 9
    Bill Clinton says:

    Depends on what you mean by “is”.


    • 10
      Clinton Cards says:

      I never inhaled either


      • 18
        Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

        Very wise. No-one in their right mind would want to get within smelling distance of Dodgy Dave or the Lizard of Oz.


        • 24
          Nasal Ed says:

          Why do they thmell? eyff never notitht


        • 30
          Aaron D Highside says:

          Dave dodgy? Lynton lizardlike? Compared with whom? Blair and Mandy? Perleeeeze!


          • Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

            Did I suggest that Blair, Ned, Mandy etc are any better? You really need to get over this juvenile attitude that if someone criticises your heroes they must also support your enemies.


  9. 13
    Pleb says:

    Who voted for you you Aussie hunt?


  10. 14
    Pleb says:

    This makes it very easy for Scameron to answer Marr’s question now.
    Get him on again on Sunday.


  11. 15
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    So we have a simple choice. Either Dodgy Dave has such bad amnesia that he cannot remember well enough to give a straight answer or Crosby is a liar. To be fair, it is possible that both of these options is true.


  12. 23
    Bonzer says:

    Good Aussie straight talking.

    Just shows how empty Labour’s attacks have been, talking about non-existent lobbying questions when real people are interested in a strong economy and better schools.


  13. 25
    Chris Bwyant says:

    If its an Australian theme, can I wear my budgie smugglers?


    • 29
      Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

      Didn’t you lend them to Poxy Foxy?


      • 37
        Aaron D Highside says:

        ‘Fly by Liar’…how you must have laughed when you thought of that. I bet the kid at the desk behind couldn’t believe your wit.


        • 49
          Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

          Dear, oh dear. You still have this slightly pathetic belief that non-Tories are fair game but the blessed Eton mob are immune from criticism (and I know Poxy is only a made man in the mob rather than a member by birth). When will you learn that all liars, sycophants and perverts are there to be shot at?


  14. 31
    Lord Horatio Nelson says:

    Well that has cleared that up then


  15. 44
    dai laughing says:

    there’s no smoke without smoke


  16. 45
    In the "you couldn't make it up" department says:

    Jobless couple demand bigger council house because mother is ‘really fertile’ and can’t help getting pregnant.

    A jobless couple with SIX children are demanding a new four-bedroom home from the council – because the mother is ‘really fertile’ and can’t help getting pregnant.

    Maggie Flisher and husband, who claim £27,000-a-year in benefits, have not worked since having the first of their six young children.

    Maggie, 26, who claims she is ‘super-fertile’, says she has wanted a bigger home ever since her first child – after which she went on to have five more children.

    She hasn’t worked since 2005 because she says she’s ‘depressed’, while husband Gavin, 30, has to stay in their cramped home to look after her and their offspring.

    The couple currently get an annual total of £22,900 in benefits, including £540-a-month in jobseekers allowance, child benefit of £85-a-week and child tax credit of £1,000 a month. They also get housing benefit of £270-a-month to pay the rent on their flat in Maidstone, Kent.


    • 61
      Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

      Bet their educashun was good. They should have gone to a decent state school, but probably ended up in a rubbish one due to stingy Kent County Council. Vote UKIP


    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      try sterilisation.


    • 81
      WTF says:

      Their three eldest children Lacieann, eight, Elektra, six, and Gavin Jnr, five, all currently sleep in the only bedroom.

      Elektra !!!!!!


  17. 47
    choochy, choochy, coo says:

    Has the whole country gone stark, raving, bonkers ?


  18. 50
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Give him a lie detector tetht !!!


  19. 54
    Lynmouth Campbell says:

    You can trust people like me to bring home the goods.


  20. 59
    Northerner says:

    Fair play, that is a pretty comprehensive denial.

    I suppose now there is zero leeway should any evidence to the contrary emerge.


  21. 60
    Penfold says:

    But will it satisfy the lefties………….of course not, it’s clearly lacking in clarity.


    • 62
      Diane Abbotapotumus says:

      And protein and carbs


    • 64
      Lynmouth Campbell says:

      If you’d like a leftie Ed-style translation: I ain’t done nought wrong and ain’t been mixing me fags with them faggots.


    • 66
      Northerner says:

      You misunderstand, perhaps deliberately. Of course there is total clarity, but Crosby has now motivated every left-leaning journalist, activist and party workerto dig and dig.

      Of course, if tthere’s nothing to unearth then he’s nothing to worry about.


      • 69
        Lynmouth Campbell says:

        I think the damage has been done. Vetting – only for MI5 I’m afraid…


        • 100
          Magic 8 Ball says:

          Does Crosby have his DV clearance yet?

          You know the one they ‘mistakenly’ forgot to get for Coulson.


    • 67
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Remember we have a millionaire Prime Minister who found wisteria in his chimney ,called in a man to root it out, and had us paying the bill.

      When I see his lips move I never believe what comes out.


      • 74
        The blue Skoda in the carpark says:

        If Cameron had said this and told the truth when asked by Moribund at PMQs all this could have been avoided and valuable time used to improve the economy.

        That we have a Prime Minister who cannot simply tell the truth when faced by a simple question is worrying.


        • 91
          get your priorities right says:

          Rather a PM who claimed for his wisteria than one
          who lied about WMD or the other one who totally
          fucked our economy and sold our gold.


  22. 70
    TomTom says:

    What a sign of recognition, it is obvious from recent comments, the Laborious Party seem to have employed someone to spin against UKIP & Guido… High Praise indeed.


  23. 72
    Tony B Liar says:

    I never had a conversation with Bernie Ecclestone


  24. 77
    Bazinga! says:


  25. 78
    hypocrite, thy name is Dave says:

    So, in a roundadbout way, he’s admitting that he lobbied everybody apart from the people he mentioned


  26. 79
    Chuka Umunna says:

    Fresh smog shrouded Beijing and some other provinces in China early on Sunday, disrupting highway traffic and flights.

    Readings for PM2.5, hazardous particles measuring 2.5 microns in diameter or less, exceeded 200 micrograms per cubic meter at 9 a.m. in some areas.


    • 84
      cheun cud says:

      what height are these samples taken from ? Because some pollutants are more dangerous for Chinese people as their noses are nearer the ground.


      • 90
        kropotkin says:

        The same applies in reverse for cabinet ministers – their noses are stuck so far in the air.


        • 92
          the stench of hypocrisy says:

          Labour ministers have the same type of upbringing.
          They just try to hide it.


  27. 93
    Maggot Malone says:

    Wonder how many cutouts, spads, special advisors, pps’s or wives he spoke with ?


  28. 94
    John Tandy says:

    There should be no room for lobbyists of any description in No 10 simple…..


  29. 97
    The Guardian says:

    We would like to clarify our position on our contribution to society. In case there is any doubt we make no contribution to the services we claim to support and make every effort possible minimise our tax payments.


  30. 98
    Tom Catesby says:

    ‘What the Prime Minister said should be enough for any ordinary person’.
    Cheeky bastard!


  31. 99
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    When, where and in what context did Lynton Crosby advise David Cameron to “Get the barnacles off the boat”?*

    * Telegraph website 01/05/13


  32. 101
    JBL says:

    Why is it OK for the Department of Health to fund ASH the anti-smoking ‘charity’ to lobby government for more restrictions on smokers?

    At least I have a choice about whether I give money to BAT, Philip Morris et al; ASH are paid for from my taxes!


  33. 102
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog.


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