September 19th, 2013

At Least Seven Millionaires in the Shadow Cabinet
Thirteen Other Miliband Millionaires Around the Labour Leader

The Sun this morning points out it’s not just the Cabinet that is stuffed with millionaires. Crunching their numbers, there are at least seven in the Shadow Cabinet, and Ed has surrounded himself with another thirteen millionaire advisers or supporters. And of course, as regular Guido readers will know, Ed and Justine are not doing too badly themselves…

The research is based on a comprehensive study by Neo-Guido in this month’s edition of Spectator Life, Guido’s favourite bit concerns Ed’s millionaire spinner:

“When Baldwin is up late plotting new attacks on Tory toffs, he can do so from his £4 million villa overlooking Highbury Fields. Cruel former colleagues in newspaperland still fondly remember Tom loudly declaring after his wedding, ‘I’m on the deeds, I’m on the deeds.’”

So that’s a blow to the Old Etonian attacks and the “cabinet of millionaires” line in one week…


119 Comments

  1. 1
    Shane Warne says:

    Aw shit !

    Liz has given me the elbow.

  2. 2

    Labour Shadows thinking.

    It’s a bit rich, isn’t it?

    104173

  3. 3
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    But they’re not toffs ! It may come as a surprise but you can be a working class millionaire, dontcha know.

  4. 4
    dai laughing says:

    SC – is that the number of spare bedrooms they own?

  5. 5
    Ron Barras says:

    Miliband has never worked in a real job.

  6. 6
    melvin says:

    Oh for heavens’ sake, we all know it doesn’t count as bad if you’re a Socialist millionaire, our religion is Hypocrisy.

  7. 7
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    They may not be toffs but they certainly are dross.

  8. 8
    MB. says:

    The Mail has a story about Clegg this morning headed ‘Just an ordinary guy in the same old home?’. Shows the mansion that this ‘ordinary guy’ lives in.

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Labour and Tories – two cheeks of the same @rse.

  10. 10

    I am sure that as a good socialist he will be encouraging them to spread their wealth amongst the poor

  11. 11
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

    I do hope I’m not on the list of trash and C-list wannabes.

  12. 12
    MB. says:

    Interesting report on last night’s Big Debate about the Referendum on BBC 1 Scotland.

    ‘Uncontrolled mob rally: BBC ‘Scotland Decides’ debate’

    http://forargyll.com/2013/09/uncontrolled-mob-rally-bbc-scotland-decides-debate/

    Very partisan presenter and anyone against independence shouted down by a very organised group in the audience.

  13. 13
    Handycock whipping it out says:

    I’m a millionaire, thanks to my boys. I could join the Labour Cabinet, after all I used to be a member of the Party. Boaz.

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/labour-calls-for-the-suspension-city-councillor-hancock-1-5505386

  14. 14
    Eats Shoots & Leaves says:

    Or even ‘crunching THEIR numbers’ Guido.

  15. 15
    nellnewman says:

    Is chuckusyamoney up there with these other millionaires?

  16. 16
    Lord Blair of Wonga says:

    Look at my WAD!!!!

  17. 17
    Dinner Tickets for Millionaires says:

    7 millionaires and thanks to Dave and Nick they will all get free school meals for their children.

  18. 18
    screwlabour says:

    Ludicrous, William Hague, Eric Pickles, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Maria Miller, Chris Grayling, Philip Hammond, how on earth any one of those can be described as a ‘toff’ is quite beyond me.

  19. 19
    TobyG says:

    The shadow cabinet…. proof that money can’t buy class

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, Guido, Guido, why do you spoil everything for this old retired schoolteacher who loves to read your blog first thing?
    Their and there, it’s and its, principle and principal, compliment and complement, it is all so easy. When I see these howlers I just stop reading. One of these days I’ll ask for a refund…

  21. 21
    Nickolarse Clegg says:

    Ha! What a loser! I worked for the FT for a couple of months 20 years ago, so never let it be said that I lack real-world experience.

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Never mind Warnie, the botox in your face will wear off and then you will look normal again.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    There cant be many countries where the proles are as jealous of success as the UK, its fecking pathetic.

  24. 24
    Support the English Economy says:

    Fuck off Scotland.

  25. 25
    Joe Normal says:

    True, but the Telegraph’s website is even worse. And the print edition of the Times was full of basic mistakes yesterday.

  26. 26
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Whilst it looks like gold originates from outer-space, the News these days seems to originate from order-order.

  27. 27
    Ed Milipanda says:

    One nation.

  28. 28
    UKIP or bust says:

    Does that make Cleggy the arse hole?

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Clegg actually sounded bonkers yesterday in his speech, he seems to forget that they werent elected to Government but are only there to keep Labour out !

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    No, it Makes Nigel one.

  31. 31
    Newspaper Editor says:

    It’s our richly diversified editorial staff I’m afraid. And I am afraid.

  32. 32
    Clown (Ex Swivel-Eyed Loon) says:

    It’s not Guido, it’s his useless interns.

  33. 33
    53 million english vote for scottish independence says:

    Simon Heffer has the right idea but unfortunately the english won’t be allowed to vote

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2424713/Why-Scots-MUST-vote-independence-Itll-save-rest-fortune-says-provocative-SIMON-HEFFER.html

  34. 34
    Joe Normal says:

    France is worse, they have a serious attitude problem when it comes to wealth and success.

  35. 35
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Are they millionaires by virtue of the value of their homes or do they also have millions to splash around.

    Gosh, if I had millions I would be on Amazon 23 hours every day.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Whats the latest on the Daughter in Law refusing to let her step Mum go to the wedding Tone ?Im feeling sorry for Euan already, she must be a right b*tch.

  37. 37
    lord mandelbum of fondleme says:

    Dont forget me,Ilove being a millionaire and mixing with those who have loads of dosh Geoffrey has been very good to me.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    Will Scotland raise their own Army, Navy and Air force if they become independant ?

  39. 39
    You think I am going to disclose my name? :-) says:

    Education starts on the day one is born and continues, at a minimum, until the day one dies.

    It has become fashionable to deride a good education. As a result, anyone who has applied themselves, in or out of academia, is often insulted by hominids whose brains are closer to lesser apes whilst their physiognomic features still resemble those of a human being.

    Given that, one could almost excuse the eugenicists!

  40. 40
    Sunderland is a Labour rotten borough,thats why it shyte says:

    I am on Amazon all of the time now that Binns and Joplings have closed

  41. 41
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Pointing out that there is an oligarch cabal running the party which claims to be for the people exemplifies the hypocrisy at Labour’s core. Perfect allegory are the animal farm pigs.

    This is expected in the Cons and is only hypocritical there as they seem to be pushing an SDP agenda and have been promoting anti competitive policies whilst in the coalition.

    But it could be a mistake to interpret oppressive economic and social policy which restricts mobility and business growth with ‘jealousy’

  42. 42
    Lord Blair of Wonga says:

    I’m the Middle-East Envoy dontcha know…. I can solve any dispute. Must dash the chauffeur has arrived to take me to Netto

  43. 43
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    Come on Mr Chips, don’t give up so easily. Play up! play up! and play the game! The battle is not yet lost.

  44. 44
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    I think he’s been counting his brain cells again, dear. Isn’t it simply wonderful that we have so many entrepreneurs and self-made business people running the country?

  45. 45

    …and own in prime areas too. :-)

    104147

  46. 46
    BOB CROW says:

    WOT THE FEK IZ AUL THAT ABHAART?

  47. 47
    I'm Bob from Pinner and I call myself Elsie Beattie says:

    …… , dear?

  48. 48
    Vince minister for relentless confiscation of wealth says:

    As minister for relentless confiscation of wealth, I shall take a personal interest in these bourgeoisies

    And only two items on the Communist Manifesto to go.

  49. 49
    Casual Observer 2 says:

    Surely they only formed coalition with Cons as this seemed better for their objective than one with Labour.

    The Libs only have casting vote of sorts as no party was given an outight majority, particularly not the Libs. They have a king maker role at present but are not kings themselves.

  50. 50
    BOB CROW says:

    SUM OV UZ MIWIOHARZE LIV IN CARNCIWHARZEZ

  51. 51
    Joe Normal says:

    And also proof that one doesn’t need any measurable intellect or common sense to get dangerously close to being in charge of the world’s seventh largest economy.

  52. 52
    Nanny says:

    At least he has some, Elsie, dear!

  53. 53
    Keep says:

    Vote UKIP

  54. 54
    JJJJJack Straw says:

    cccccccouln’t agree mmmmmore My family has goven centuries of service to this country, just like Ed milliband’s

  55. 55
    You think I am going to disclose my name? :-) spotter says:

    You are either Ron Broxted or Tuscan Tony and I claim my free plastic toy.

  56. 56
    Hide behind the curtain says:

    Nah the problem is all the plastic universities convincing their mug punters that they have a good education.

    There should be a student promotion system, so if someone is shining on a Micky Mouse campus they are invited to move up to a proper place of learning.

    Nowt wrong with the Open University route either. It’s considerably cheaper and its students have strong self motivation skills.

  57. 57
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Take it you don’t care for Peacocks, Wilkinson’s, Pound Shops and Charity Shops.

    Also, why don’t you just hop on the Metro and shop at Fenwick?

  58. 58
    You think I am going to disclose my name? :-) spotter says:

    Ha ha. Spooky.

  59. 59
    You think I am going to disclose my name? :-) says:

    Open wide!

    No! Wide! Real Wide!!!

  60. 60
    Handycock says:

    Leave Tom Baldwin alone.He used to work on the Portsmouth News and was always flowing in praise for me , infact I wish he would come back as I need a good PR man at present as Things
    Are getting tricky.I’m starting to feel rather unwell.

  61. 61
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Newsnight: So Golden Dawn are going to be banned as per our narrative ?

    Greece: No

  62. 62
    Seven Deadly Sins says:

    Seven Millionaires. The Seven Seas. The number Seven.

    Seven is the number of men who allege Nigel Evans committed sexual offences against them. Can all seven be lying, what are the odds on that?

  63. 63
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    I notice Cherie’s half-sister was notable by her absence. Was she afraid she might be tempted by all the alcohol that was no doubt on offer?

  64. 64
    Neo Guido says:

    We have noticed your ISP number on a wide variety of monikers in the last week.

  65. 65
    Dr Strangelove says:

    that’ll be like an allegory of an allegory then ?

  66. 66

    It won’t be the world’s 7th largest after they get their hands on it.

  67. 67
    Slotgob says:

    They’re mere upstarts in the gold accumulation stakes — nowhere near the class of me n’ my Tone.

    P.S. I hope all you plebs were suitably impressed with our Euan’s wedding — who gives a shit about excess — we’re New Liebour Plutocrats now — oink oink

  68. 68
  69. 69
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Seen the absolutely ridiculous headline on the DM’s website? Housewife who won’t do any chores and only let’s her husband get his mouse out of the hole once a year!

    I suppose it’s stories like this that enables it to sell 2 million copies per day and goodness how many hits. Yes, I’m guilty too. My Current Bun substitute one may say.

  70. 70
    Living in 98.221% white Merseyside says:

    Does Tone still ravish you?

  71. 71
    Sunderland is a Labour rotten borough,thats why it shyte says:

    I do read my moniker!

  72. 72

    Well, 7 men lied their heads off over Gate Gate.

  73. 73
    Dr Strangelove says:

    the skirt wearers will be expecting foreign aid hands outs

  74. 74
    Medicated Gordon says:

    I’m surrounded by a Rich Cabinet, I made it out of Rich Tea Biscuits.

  75. 75

    Only after 2 bottles and a paper bag.

  76. 76
    Sunderland is a rotten borough thats why its shyte says:

    Just been readin listings for fringe events for Labour Party conference Own Jones Polly feature widely no doubt staying at the Grand.

  77. 77
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Land Value Tax hits those rent-seekers in both Cabinets hard, and with not economic problems!

    Making land more affordable is an economic benefit!

  78. 78
    V1le disgusting toxic Labour trashed my Country says:

    Thanks Clegg I really enjoy paying tax for freeloaders and spongers, bastard.

  79. 79
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    I am intensely relaxed about people becoming filthy rich.

  80. 80
    North and South says:

    The joke being one country has shown to be a farce, Britain is dead, long live the Sharia country of Engerlund , a no will leave us in the same position, no change , half the country will have a referendum and the other won’t, we are two countries and the referendum should be in both countries, I don’t think it’s a botch up, but I believe Cameron and the snake oil salesman are conniving to make it look as if a no will be hard luck for the snake oil salesman, after all it would screw up both countries membership to the EUSSR gravytrain .

  81. 81
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    and thinking of Wendi.

  82. 82
    Gideon says:

    Neither has our beloved leader Dave or his able assistant Georgie Boy, they are nearly all career political politicos now, true some do have directorships but a lot of them have their directorships for political access and connections. Say Geedes, how many of the cabinet (Tories) and ex politicos in the HoL are not just millionaires but multimillionaires. I could DO NOT really care if they are millionaires or not what is theirs is theirs, as long as they do a good job and use their common sense, and while favouring one part of the population take into account the effects on the other population.

  83. 83
    Gideon says:

    Say Geedes, have you seen this article, is there something that we do not know, a bit leading http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/sep/18/lib-dem-conference-vince-cable-stalking

  84. 84
    Mes Les Amies says:

    Surprised that they can spot wealth and success, especially success

  85. 85
    Nogbad the Bad says:

    Are Mr Evans’s seven allegers all policemen too?

  86. 86
    b-b-p says:

    BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – TODAYS WELFARE REFORMS WERE BLUEPRINTED UNDER THATCHER
    Under the 30 year rule the National Archives released documents concerning Thatchers Blueprint for the Dismantling of the Wefare State including the NHS.This is borne out by the employment of Nicholson by her and still overseeing those reforms take fruition.As I have stated in previous posts ‘they are all in it together’was by no means a flippant comment.When Blair came to power his first visitor to number 10 was Thatcher.Any Governments Radical Reformation takes decades to implement because of the very nature of the size of the task and the different Departments involved.Forget the Economic structure & the Deficits of Different Parties.The Financial Sector control our Economy & virtually everything else.Why is it that different Parties can jump into bed easily with another because the overall common purpose is the same.They don’t tell us to minimise resistence.BSB

    http://brokenbritishpolitics.simplesite.com

  87. 87
    Gideon says:

    The LibDems should have remained independent, voted with the Cons when they agreed with them and voted against them when they didn’t, they, the leadership, would have retained their integrity instead of just being the aunt sally in the partnership.

  88. 88
    Gideon says:

    Geedes has orders not to even mention them now, notice the lack of comments about Mr Garage in the past week or two

  89. 89
    John Bellingham says:

    There is a fundamental Law of the Universe— TANSTAAFL.
    There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, except for the parasites.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TANSTAAFL

  90. 90
    Lost in Clacton says:

    I want to live in a low inflation country full of millionaires.

  91. 91
    Cock up the arsehole time says:

    “Education starts on the day one is born and continues, at a minimum, until the day one dies.”

    So profound, so sensitive.

  92. 92
    Cock up the arsehole time says:

    He loves a man in uniform.

    Especially one with handcuffs.

  93. 93
    A Briton says:

    Beats the FT lead today.

  94. 94
    MB. says:

    Are the Liberals the only party ever to go into an election saying that they do not want to win a majority?

  95. 95
    A dolphin says:

    Is this a good time to bring up the subsidised food & drink at the HoC

  96. 96
    Tommy says:

    Thanks Mickey Boy!
    See you at Lodge next month.
    I’m Junior Warden.

    Boaz.

  97. 97
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Mrs T (PBUH) what a star!

    Dismantle the failure reward system is a blessing.

  98. 98
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

    Don’t forget my villa in Spain, just like yours, from your boys, Handy, you promised. Jahbulon.

  99. 99

    Go on, get that bottle of Krug down yer lefty throats!

  100. 100
    Slotgob says:

    No need. He gave me a gold plated diamond encrusted heavy duty sybian with a platinum shaft for Christmas — it pulls so much power the lights go dim while I’m riding.

  101. 101
    Slotgob says:

    Would that be Wendover Bendover you’re pustulating about?

  102. 102
    Pissed off Co-op customer says:

    Now they can pay back that enormous Co-op bank loan. They’ll not even notice.

  103. 103
    ron Vibbentrop says:

    Never mind, the BBC are a golden shower

  104. 104
    nick says:

    When do you suppose that the diehard Labour support will realise that Labour MPs are the same as the rest of the MPs- liars, frauds, expense cheats, self serving, me first mentality, more money please and rather juvenile in intelligence. Totally an unelectable party .

  105. 105
    Wankers United says:

    Wankers of the world unite.

  106. 106
    Willie Whitelaw says:

    Teresa May, bum girl to the elite.

  107. 107
    DC says:

    +1000000000000000

  108. 108
    DC says:

    Fuck the blacks

  109. 109
    DC says:

    But is your arse sore?.

  110. 110
    Sally Burkow says:

    Used to get free plastic toys in cereal boxes.

  111. 111
    cynic says:

    It does not matter. Postal voting and councils run by the cultural enrichers will ensure the desired outcome even after the diehards are dead.

  112. 112
    Mr Quelch says:

    Hang on a mo …. do we actually know who, in the Mandleson menage ,is the bummer or the bummee. You may have maligned a decent & honourable man.

  113. 113
    Amy Winehouse's Dad says:

    yeah, but unless you are self or privately employed then these kids will be paying your pension and benefits for ever…… or until they keel over under the socialist-worker-Santa Claus playground.

  114. 114
    Amy Winehouse's Dad says:

    BBC Question Time.

    Left Wing as you can get and THREE Left Wing Feminists on Panel

    Why is the BBC allowed to get away with this bias ?
    Labour is no longer in government.

    Where is Erin Pizzey on this Agenda.

    Disgrace Disgrace Disgrace. why are we paying for this State indoctrination from Harperson and her cronies?

  115. 115
    Amy Winehouse's Dad says:

    Never.
    Sad but true.
    Socialism is an ideology of the Academics who then acquire the thugs to carry out their Agenda.
    It is not, and never will be, the party of the workers.
    Sadly the uneducated Workers will NEVER get it.
    Drop Languages and teach Economics in every school as a key topic.

  116. 116

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  117. 117
    broderick crawford says:

    you were not yet on the deeds yourself then ?..??

  118. 118
    broderick crawford says:

    wotcha mean paying my pension ?..??

    these retarded sprogs will all become so called adult and spend their so called working years on bedsit welfare themselves !!!

  119. 119
    broderick crawford says:

    that’s a new way to have sex


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