July 29th, 2013

Cash-For-Policy Tories Bash Cash-For-Policy Labour

There has been a painfully obvious concerted effort today from the Tories on Twitter to suggest Labour’s workers’ rights policy has been bought by the unions.

Of course they have a point, though attacking Labour for having a donor involved in setting their workers’ rights policy without even a hint of irony is hardly the most honest attack line ever. Readers will remember Adrian Beecroft, in the “premier league” of Tory donors, who gave well over half a million to the Tories since 2006. Beecroft lobbied Cameron on workers’ rights and no-fault dismissal and even got to write a report on it. The unions buy policy from Labour every day, but the Tories making out they aren’t tainted by dodgy donor dealings is laughable.

UPDATE: Tory source stresses “we decided not to implement the Beecroft report because we didn’t agree with it.”


  1. 1
    Newsfox says:

    Trying to secure favours by offering aged tennis stars is a flawed strategy.


  2. 2
    Scunthorpe Cat says:



    • 23
      Simon B says:

      At least Cameron is sticking up for the true wealth creators rather than the grunt workers who whine and complain every time the bosses try to make businesses more competitive. Workers create NO wealth at all. How can they without risk takers like me who GIVE them jobs? Because of Unions and their greedy members, we’re no longer a competitive nation. If making unions illegal and adopting Chinese-style working practices is what it takes to gain back Britain’s competitiveness, then that’s what we should do. If “the workers” don’t like it, they can either create their own businesses or go top themselves. The Chinese are happy to work 16 hour shifts, have no health and safety and no benefits like holiday pay. If the British won’t work like the Chinese then we’re stuffed.


  3. 3
    LibLabConners says:

    We are all equally corrupt and hypocritical.

    The whole lot of us deserve to rot in hell.


    • 24
      Nigel on his EU gravy train says:

      I, of course, am completely different. Now where are those expense forms…


  4. 4
    Penfold says:

    At least the Tories are not quite so blatant, and it is in the open for all to see.

    Unions seem to work in the dark and no-one is really sure who has suggested/promoted a particular policy when Labour articulate.

    AND, the Unions own Labour.


    • 11
      Old Blind Pugh says:

      “The City” owns the Cons and also don’t do it openhandedly, very sensitive information, what, what. I think Geedo is trying to point out that while we know Liebore do as the unions tell them to do, big business is not behind the door when accessing their favoured party on the quiet, even the Con MPs do not seem to remember that Beecroft was whispering in Cams shell like.


      • 22
        Penfold says:

        Beecroft was openly brought in to make his opinions, which were published.

        Beecroft was ensuring that employers voices got a hearing against that of the Unions and Union backed mouthpieces.


    • 18
      Wolfie Jones says:

      Power to the People!!

      (pass it on)


  5. 5
    Phillipe Flop PPS to Vince Cable says:

    This aggressive stance by the Tories is divisive and totally unacceptable.

    However, any growth in employment due to the flexibility of the labour market is all the work of Vince!


    • 9
      Anonymous says:

      Jolly big back-handers
      Added to our large hoard
      You can meet the PM
      We’ll take your views on board
      It’s not illegal so you wont be slapped in jail
      It’s common Knowledge our policies are for sale

      Don’t use direct debit
      That would just leave a trail
      We can’t have the public
      Knowing that were for sale
      If you are wanting to purchase committee votes
      I can arrange it for a bloody great wad of notes

      We know the public
      Are for the most part thick
      We’ve already cut your taxes
      Was that not a cunning trick
      We’ve clawed back the money from all of the OAPs
      We are the Tories and we can do what we please

      We’ve set the agenda
      By upping the Uni cost
      Cutting the Child Allowance
      Pensioners tax break lost
      We are getting richer so in us you should invest
      We’ve all got millions so bollocks to all the rest


  6. 6
    Augusto Pinochet says:

    Can it be? This blog is actually criticising the Tories for once?



  7. 7
    Name says:

    Ed Balls


  8. 8
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    sorry gweeds bit slow again today until i get back into swing of things since my enforced absence in tierra del fuego rustling up some renegade argentinian haircut bonds from their 2000 issue for 20 cents on the dollar . … well gotta make a living .

    what s your point here ?

    they’ re all at so it’ s a no score draw ?? yawn .

    think i ‘ll import the very civilized practice if the afternoon siesta which s de rigueur in the pampas.


  9. 10

    Whilst not wishing in any way to condone these acts, there is a lack of equivalence here.

    The unions are doing this with money obtained from those who pay their subscriptions but do not support Labour ideals. These people are treated as if they were Labour supporters when they patently are not.

    Take the Beecrofts and any similar others and they are at least using their own money.

    The unions have a double whammy operating in this field. Now that IS evil.


    • 14
      Anonymous says:


      A small handful of parasites using their money to buy a shameless political party to make policies so they can make even more money by destroying England.

      Fuck off.


  10. 15
    Why? says:

    A bit of balance Greedo?

    What are you covering up?


  11. 17
    Anonymous says:

    If Chuckie Uma is a future Labour leader how will he cope with the “trash”?


  12. 20

    Great stuff. They’re all at it, always have been and will carry on & on &…..!


  13. 21
    No such thing as society says:

    Finally we see the Tories reintroducing serfdom to the country or considering the levels of immigration slavery.


  14. 25
    Chuka is trash says:

    Policy is non sequitur, its selection of candidates that is the issue. Anyone and everyone is entitled to lobby and be lobbied, interfering in the make-up of a party by anointing MPs is unforgivable. Only the Labour party does this.

    The merger of unions to build Unite and its singular mission has been a deliberate ongoing project since Tony Blair made it clear he wasn’t their man. This is leading to a confrontation the like of the Miner’s Strike and will be years in the making.


  15. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Funny that the small businesses do not understand employment law. This can not increase job creation due to cutting employment rights.
    A new employee does not have rights until after a year in the job. So an employer has a year to work out if the employee is suitable. Can get rid any time in that year with no problem. So how can these changes make any difference? No one goes to an employment tribunal without a cause, or reason. If the employer is bad and breaks contracts, or changes work patterns, or makes unreasonable demands, then the employee has every right to challenge if they are sacked for failing to do the changes.
    This is a bad change as all it odes is try and prevent employees with genuine issues not take it to a tribunal.
    Julian Smith MP Brandon Lewis MP and Harriet Baldwin obviously do not understand employment laws. Sad that they are MPs set in place to make such laws.


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