August 27th, 2013

Sun’s Graeme Wilson New Downing Street Press Secretary

Craig Oliver has hired Sun deputy political editor Graeme Wilson as Downing Street’s new press secretary, reports James Forsyth. Normally sceptical Whitehall sources see it as an “excellent hire by Craig”, rare praise then. Gabby Bertin is also back, she becomes director of external relations.

That angry sound you can hear in the distance is the news reaching down under


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Something very rotten going on. The UK wants to bomb a sovereign country without first seeking parliamentary or UN approval and claiming that such an action without due legal process is ‘legal’ (Hague). The pace of the campaign to get Western bombs falling on Syria has something very fishy about it. This conflict has been going on for nearly 3 years, why not allow the UN inspectors a month to gather and report their findings and then bomb?
    Just why are Cameron/Hague/Kerry so eager to see Western bombs falling on Syrian soil?


    • 2
      Cameron is worse than Bliar says:

      It’s all about the money. US makes money by manipulating the oil market, receiving reconstruction contracts, and by initiating falsified wars. What better chance than to invade Syria now?

      Ask yourselves this. If Assad has any common sense, then he surely knows chemical warfare would get him not only dethroned but most likely executed for crimes against humanity. This is playing out exactly like the military coup in Egypt where things are being pulled behind the scenes to set movements into motion.

      As for sheer EVIDENCE, none has been collected. Any movement, be they rebel or current govt, would have their hands in the air about being investigated for chemical weaponry IF THEY WERE INNOCENT. Why? Because that guarantees aid if it’s proven they did not launch chemical weapons.

      However, how can either side be PROVEN to be innocent if the UN Inspectors can’t even reach a single bomb site


    • 3
      No No No says:

      Syria has not attacked Britain. Britain has no cause to attack Syria.


      • 5
        Simon B says:

        Britain has every cause to attack Syria. The arms industry, and thus our economy, will profit.

        Why are the two posts here such unpatriotic nonsense? You two sound like traitors. We should be getting behind Our Boys and relishing in the chance to kick ass in another foreign country. We’re British, this is what we do!


        • 13
          No No No says:

          If there is any foreign country which needs it arse kicking (don’t lecture me on patriotism and use yankee spellings), Syria comes well down the list behind the likes of Spain, Arigentina and, even, Iceland


          • Simon B says:

            Especially Iceland. The way they treated their financial professionals after 2008 crash is a crime. They actually put some of them in prison, yet they left their benefit grabbers and unemployed off scott free. Disgusting.


    • 9
      Col. Nut says:

      Hague has seemed almost desperate to support the fanatical Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt despite their murders of secular people and Christians, and he is now equally keen to take an opportunity to support the rebels in Syria, with their loony Islamist killer factions and Al Qaeda links. To bomb the Syrian army’s command and control structures will simply open up more opportunities on the killing fields, with more Alawite and Christian communities in the firing line. Intervention seems likely to increase the death rates of both fighters and civilians without much chance of oleanly excising legitimate targets. There is also the danger of Al Qaeda obtaining Syrian government stockpiles of nerve gas if such weapons of mass destruction exist there. Is the secret agenda simply to undermine Hamas and the Iranians and get rid of the Russians and their port facilities?


      • 12
        Simon B says:

        Hague is a good man playing the long game. The goal is to get muslim fanatics in power in the entirety of the Middle East and then use that as a pretence for WWIII. And it’s a brilliant plan, too. Just think of the profits we will make not only from the arms industry and all the glorious tools they will need to blow up the region! Not only that, the re-construction industry will also reap the rewards once we’ve re-built the region.

        This is simple capitalism. If you don’t like it, move to North Korea.


    • 19
      Ayatollah Khomeini says:



  2. 4
    Stay Out Of Syria says:

    No one in Britain wants action against Syria, except Labour,
    the BBC, The Mirror and Blair.

    There’s four excellent reasons to keep out of it.


    • 7
      Simon B says:

      I want action in Syria. I can’t wait to see the stock price of my arms industry investments shoot up. If you refuse to support our country in this matter, you, sir, are a traitor. We need to be rallying behind Our Queen, Flag and PM.


    • 8
      Cameron is worse than Bliar says:

      Cameron? Hague? Clegg?


  3. 6
    Jimmy says:

    A press secretary from News International?

    What could possibly go wrong?


  4. 15
    Harry Krishna says:

    No! It’s not Tony Hatch it’s Craig Oliver.


  5. 16
    The Auld Leech says:

    Will the tories ever learn?


  6. 17
    Scum says:



  7. 18
    Owen Jones says:

    That was my fucking gig, NOT HAPPY!


    • 20
      Owen "MAGNUM" Jones says:

      I never wanted that Job you impersonator, I am waiting to be editor of Miners monthly…


  8. 21
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There is something strangely obsessive about the governments sucking up to the organ of Rupe Murdoch. Could there be some co-conspiracy going on?


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