September 18th, 2013

Miliband Appoints Old Etonian as Deputy Spin Chief
Damian McBride’s Drinking Buddy In the Fold

As predicted by Guido in July, Labour’s new Deputy Director of Communications is the Sunday Telegraph political editor Paddy Hennessy. Ed says:

“I am delighted to welcome Paddy to the Labour Party as our new Deputy Director of Communications.  His experience working at a range of national newspapers will add significant expertise to the Labour Party’s communications team. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

He’s already on message:

“I am sad to be leaving the Sunday Telegraph after nine great years but this is an exciting new challenge. After nearly 30 years working in newspapers, it’s a big move but a simple task: to help Labour win the general election. I’m delighted to be joining.”

No more attacks on Old Etonians then. With Damian McBride’s book serialised in the Mail this week, Paddy can provide expert advice about his old drinking buddy…

UPDATE: Well that didn’t take long:


  1. 1
    C.O.Jones says:

    A toff working for a flop?

  2. 2
    jmf says:

    That can’t be he does not work for the Guardian or the BBC

  3. 3
    DC says:

    A closet bumboy perhaps.

  4. 4
    Big Len says:

    Or a twat working for a Hunt.

  5. 5
  6. 6
    Plato says:

    This might provide an insight into life at Eton.

    He is a class traitor of course!

  7. 7
    Al Azarywi says:

    Religion of Piss strikes again.

  8. 8
    Jimmy says:



  9. 9
    Point of Information 7 says:

    Not the pro-bias towards the mother:

    i) Addictions trumped her parental instinct
    ii) ‘Evidence’ estranged father had been violent towards her

    Now: Father being absent, likely separated by the state, would have removed a line of defense for the child.

    The mother is a sick killer.

    Providing excuses in this way for her is done for a certain agenda.

    Fact: Some women, particularly mothers, kill their young.

    Spin: Blame the father / drugs and alcohol abuse.

  10. 10
    Lexander says:

    He claims it a “simple task”. Well. that’s the first stupid quote from a posh boy turned bum boy.

  11. 11
    fed-up in britan says:

    another eton tosser.what larks eh.?

  12. 12
    Point of Information 7 says:

    NB: Note the bias, not ‘not’…

  13. 13
    Steve Miliband says:

    Is this so they can refute any stories from the McBride book

  14. 14
    Point of Information 7 says:

    The Mother who was responsible for the death sounds very English:

    Amanda Hutton

    Cannot spin this one to !slam as

    i) She does not sound like a convert,
    ii) No indication father is Muzzie,
    iii) Note that this is a woman who lived in squalid conditions in a flat drinking and smoking pot, with the corpse of her child for two years after starving the child to death over period of two years.

    States she was former care assistant which leads one to suspect that the state may well have been funding this particular horror through the benefits system, and social services clearly asleep at the wheel again.

    – Unless social services were hoping for this outcome ;-)

  15. 15
    BBC Political Propaganda is in everything you watch says:

    How is Kevin Maguire expected to work with an Old Etonian toff?? I thought he despised them! Still, that’s Labour, I suppose – not interested in principles as long as you can get the desired result.

  16. 16
    Paddy says:

    I got the power.

  17. 17
    Guffaws says:

    Good luck to him, it’s the impossible job to defend the comic Miliband and the wreckingball that is Ed Balls.

  18. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    Toby must be pissed off

  19. 19
    Ed Miliband - Shadow Tosser says:

    The only good Etonian is a socialist Etonian.

  20. 20
    edmartin says:

    the revolving doors of the meedjahadeen and the politicos

    plus ca small change………

  21. 21
    Binge Drinker says:

    It must be a part time position to allow him time to run his kebab van.

  22. 22
    jmf says:

    There seems to be a lot of coverage in the media about Prince William, when he left Anglesey the two dogs on his security detail were put down (killed) within a couple of days. I am led to believe that he also employed a Cook and a Housekeeper. Were the Cook and the Housekeeper “Put Down” as well? I think we should be told.

  23. 23
    bergen says:

    It’s the Groucho Marx approach.

    “I have my principles……and if you don’t like them, I have others…”

  24. 24
  25. 25
    V1le disgusting toxic Labour trashed my Country says:

    Why is he working for a moronic Labour Party? Surely he doesn’t want to witness the final destruction of the UK?

  26. 26
    Andy Burnham says:

    Got elderly relatives who are causing you a nuisance? Send them my way! I’ll have my friends in a local NHS trust sort them out!

  27. 27
    Owen's Remedial Eng Lit teacher says:

    “What Larks” is a phrase made popular by Joe Gargery, the blacksmith in Great Expectations who not only wasn’t educated at Eton, but was uncomfortable in Bullingdon Club type society and very contented out of it.

    I expect this Eton fellow is more likely to affect a mockerney accent and call his pals “mah n1gga”.

  28. 28
    Gordon Brown & Damien McBride says:

    We’d have got away with it too if it hadn’t been for those meddling journalists. Rooby dooby doo!

  29. 29
    Cock up the arsehole time says:

    Just ask Eric Blair.

  30. 30
    the Bubonic Plague says:

    I’ve got a good idea what her thinking would be but I don’t think we’re allowed to say anything.

  31. 31
    M says:

    He’s right when he says the “task is simple”
    Talk up ukip get labour & Len MaCluskey

  32. 32
    Medicated Gordon says:

    Today I will put on my time trousers go back and bask in my achievements.

  33. 33
    Kral says:

    It doesn’t matter who they appoint, Labour’s message of debt and showering money on scroungers and shirkers never looks good.

  34. 34
    Common Purpose worker says:

    Lessons have been learned

  35. 35
    Bunny-hugger says:

    Oh dear. I expect Prince Phil ordered the assassination. Or William said “Make sure those two dogs get killed just after I leave” and laughed maniacally.

    According to Gheedough’s other paymasters, only Romanians were nasty to animals. But animal charidees put down animals — PETA are notorious for it.

    And of course millions of animals are slaughtered every year so that we can eat the easy bits and chuck the rest in the bin.

    I’m not a vegetarian, but I accept that the animals I eat probably have a worse and shorter life than working dogs.

  36. 36
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    I expect that he does not care as long as his salary is paid – for how long the labour party can afford to pay it is an interesting question.


  37. 37
    Owen's Remedial Media Studies teacher says:

    “Gotten” away with it.

  38. 38
    Nick Clegg says:

    It’s working for us.

  39. 39
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossed with another vicious dog type says:

    I’m on benefits.

  40. 40
    smug expat says:


  41. 41
    Wigan Pier Manager says:

    Don’t tell me. The number of benefits tourists we get now asking to see my attraction, it’s just awful.

  42. 42
    the Bubonic Plague says:

    I realize this makes me a sick individual but I had to chuckle at this.

  43. 43
    Englishman says:

    Go back to your own country.

  44. 44
    smug expat says:

    Wonderful, that’s what you need, more old etonians to run blighty!

  45. 45
    albacore says:

    Erm, but what do LibLabCons need spin merchants for?
    It’s an open secret they’re rotten to the core
    What they get away with, bare faces hanging out
    Defies all reason – they don’t need to pay a tout

  46. 46
    Exit says:

    We hear you’re doing a special offer, 1200 for the price of one!

  47. 47
    BBC Political Propaganda is in everything you watch says:

    Excellent. They worship Marx, don’t they?

  48. 48
    Owen's despairing Careers officer says:

    He’s seen that Alky Campbe11 can lie, defr@ud parliament, ruin the BBC, drive a man to his de@th, help start an i11egal war in which thousands die and Britain’s reputation and security is damaged, and still be invited to hawk his shoddy books on comfy TV sofas and newspapers

  49. 49
    Owen's Remedial Eng Lit teacher says:

    George Orwell didn’t really care for champaigne socialists even back in the 30’s.

  50. 50
    Ale, I stir. Camp: balls says:

    Who, Me?


  51. 51
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Old Etonian on Old Etonian. God. This could get messy.

    Where’s the popcorn and the Tizer?

  52. 52
    Oliver Cromwell's Mum says:

    Judging by the photo he is on the run in Spain, If so I claim my £5.00

  53. 53
    Big Momma says:

    Hmmm “It’s a big move but a simple task: to help Labour win the general election”
    Will the Telegraph admit that it is a simple task for Paddy to get Liebor back in power?
    If so, why on earth did they employ this man who wears his political heart on his sleeve?

  54. 54
    Pedant One says:

    Eng Lit remedial teacher using “champaigne” and not champagne???

  55. 55
    Just Asking. says:

    He certainly does not look as if he has been in any learned institution.
    But certainly another kind of institution. The previous comment on his kebab stall was on the button.

  56. 56

    @sockpuppet at 1:16 pm

    95243 = 23 x 41 x 101

    Therefore it is not a prime and exposes you as a pathetic fake.


  57. 57
    Toilets says:

    I can “work” with anyone

  58. 58
    Bloated Red Faced McBride says:

    I will have stories from my time as a janitor at the local school.
    Just ask me to tarnish Cameron and I’ll be there … I’ve worked under the best PM in the last 150 years you know.

  59. 59
    One Eyed Scots Idiot says:

    …. meddling journalists and a total lack of intelligence that is (Hic) *

    * the Hic is associated to McBride and not The Idiot who doesn’t drink … or wear ties… make love…do the throat insuck thing… or have toy farm animals

  60. 60
    One Eyed Scots Idiot says:

    and claim my salary for years and years without doing a single thing.
    a speciality for socialist scroungers at EVERY level.
    way to go, taxpayers….

  61. 61
    Amy Winehouse's Dad says:

    He stole that photo from my passport whilst I was in Marbella.

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