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.

  2. 2
    Sack IDS says:

    IDS again slated over Disability Assessments

  3. 3
  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 6
    BBC Labour Newsnight Producer says:


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

  7. 7
    Hello Boys says:

  8. 8
    Paniagua v5 says:

    argghh Modbot

  9. 9
    Bill Clinton says:

    Depends on what you mean by “is”.

  10. 10
    Clinton Cards says:

    I never inhaled either

  11. 11
    Lynton Crosby says:


    Welcome to Marlboro Country

  12. 12
    ATOS says:


  13. 13
    Pleb says:

    Who voted for you you Aussie hunt?

  14. 14
    Pleb says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    He won the Eton primary….

  17. 17
    Tropic Thunder says:

    And no-one except Ed should ever go ‘full retard’

  18. 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.

  19. 19
    Graham Gooch's Jockstrap says:

    He’s getting more publicity than Ed Miliband.

  20. 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.

  21. 21
    Red Len says:

    And I have never influenced Red Ed.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 24
    Nasal Ed says:

    Why do they thmell? eyff never notitht

  25. 25
    Chris Bwyant says:

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

  26. 26
    V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

    If you want the real skeletons turn over the Labour stones.

  27. 27
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    I believe it is to be renamed Eton country for the UK. The cabinet regard Marlborough as somewhere for the less able children of the nouveau riche.

  28. 28
    Ooops says:

    At least this one appears to be s0bre

  29. 29
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    Didn’t you lend them to Poxy Foxy?

  30. 30
    Aaron D Highside says:

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

  31. 31
    Lord Horatio Nelson says:

    Well that has cleared that up then

  32. 32
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    Not really. Dodgy Dave could have given the same answer but didn’t. The question is why he didn’t.

  33. 33
    Call me Dave Burley says:

    Nothing personal, I just don’t talk to çunts

  34. 34
    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.

  35. 35
    must try harder says:

    I think you mean “too” busy.

  36. 36
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    I suppose there must be a sober Aussie somewhere…..

  37. 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.

  38. 38
    ATOS says:


  39. 39
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    Correct. That is what happens when you take a serious subject like maths at uni.

  40. 40
    V1le Labour improved my Country says:

    I love you!

  41. 41
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:


  42. 42
    David Minibanana says:

    Hi Ed

  43. 43
    Dr David says:

    He’s obviously bothering Labour.

  44. 44
    dai laughing says:

    there’s no smoke without smoke

  45. 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.

  46. 46
    Educashun Edukashion Educhashine says:

    We don’t like winners.

  47. 47
    choochy, choochy, coo says:

    Has the whole country gone stark, raving, bonkers ?

  48. 48
    must try harder says:

    I didn’t go to uni.
    But I can still spell.

  49. 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?

  50. 50
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Give him a lie detector tetht !!!

  51. 51
    Andrew Efiong says:

    He’s got Labour on the run!

  52. 52
    taking aim says:

    Stand still then.

  53. 53
    Bread & Circuseseseses'es says:

    Look… over there… a baby.

  54. 54
    Lynmouth Campbell says:

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

  55. 55
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar - Douchebag says:

    I simply must reply to each and every reply.


  56. 56
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    I may be a colossal pervert (to quote the Bishop of Bath and Wells in Blackadder) but I think my posts clearly show I am neither a liar or a sycophant.

  57. 57
    Lynmouth Campbell says:

    You know, people like me, we have more than one tax-free savings account.

  58. 58
    kropotkin says:

    Pervert or not, Douchebag is clearly the sycophant.

  59. 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.

  60. 60
    Penfold says:

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

  61. 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

  62. 62
    Diane Abbotapotumus says:

    And protein and carbs

  63. 63
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    That’s no baby. That’s the Squeaker.

  64. 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.

  65. 65
    kropotkin says:

    No leeway for Crosby. Dave can just point out that he didn’t say it.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 68
    choochy, choochy, coo says:

    that’s not a baby, it’s a rather ornate easel

  69. 69
    Lynmouth Campbell says:

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

  70. 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.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    try sterilisation.

  72. 72
    Tony B Liar says:

    I never had a conversation with Bernie Ecclestone

  73. 73
    Barack Obama says:

    If I had a son, he would look like Robert Downey Junior in Tropic Thunder.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 76
    Leonardo MaCluskio leader of the Labour Party says:

    I often get lobbied by Ed Milliband ,

  77. 77
    Bazinga! says:

  78. 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

  79. 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.

  80. 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!

  81. 81
    WTF says:

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

    Elektra !!!!!!

  82. 82
    Jack Straw says:

    I never shook Mugabe’s hand.

  83. 83
    Chuka Umunna says:

    And me

  84. 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.

  85. 85
    Jiminy Cricket ashes (or internment) tour says:

    I should think Kerry Packer has been dry-ish for a month or two.

  86. 86
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    That’s right, Len.

  87. 87
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    OMG !! I forgot to say Sir !

  88. 88
    Gordon Brown, for it is ME says:

    I found out that when it comes to Maths, there are three types of people – those that can count and those that can’t.

  89. 89
    Liam Fox says:

    I never shook Verity’s……….oh damn – better not go on the record.

  90. 90
    kropotkin says:

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

  91. 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.

  92. 92
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

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

  93. 93
    Maggot Malone says:

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

  94. 94
    John Tandy says:

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

  95. 95
    Tonto says:

    Hmm.. Snake oil salesman talk with forked tongue.

    It wouldn’t be so much of a story if he weren’t selling off our NHS cheaply to his mates

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Also possible that Crosby didn’t discuss it with DC but with other members of the government giving DC the figleaf of plausible deniability.

  97. 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.

  98. 98
    Tom Catesby says:

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

  99. 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

  100. 100
    Magic 8 Ball says:

    Does Crosby have his DV clearance yet?

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

  101. 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!

  102. 102
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on stoleninnocence2012's Blog.

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