November 14th, 2013

Labour Delete Entire Pre-2010 History From Their Website

Yesterday Labour loved the fact that CCHQ foolishly tried to delete access to anything pre-2010 from the Tory website. Never knowingly missing a bandwagon, they even sent out a press-release:

“The Tories are trying to hide from their own broken promises and failed policy. Rather than owning up to the mess they’re making of the economy and fixing it, they are pretending it hasn’t happened. This cynical stunt won’t fool any family suffering from a cost of living crisis. With hardworking people over £1,600 a year worse off under him, it will take more than David Cameron pressing ‘delete’ to make people forget about his broken promises and failure to stand up for anyone beyond a privileged few.”

Sheila Gilmore even put her name to this splurge of sound bites, but Guido is guessing she did not have a look at Labour’s website before she earned her brownie points. As you can see here, there is nothing in their News Archive before Ed Miliband’s “A New Generation” 2010 conference speech:

Labour have done exactly what they attacked the Tories for: trying to block access to embarrassing speeches, press releases from before the last election. What exactly is the Son of Brown so embarrassed about?

Spotted by The Register.

115 Comments

  1. 1
    Ma­rtyr to the Piles says:

    What a bummer!

  2. 2
    Warwick Hunt says:

    Wish Miliband, Clegg and Cameron all had delete buttons.

  3. 3
    Rab Everyone says:

    Falkirk – they’ll never take out databases…

  4. 4
    PC Dixon says:

    Liebor – Bloody idiots – after making a monumental mess of running the country they still can’t get right – As Millbore is always telling Cameron – Just don’t get it do they?

  5. 5
    Steve Miliband says:

    At least there’s no policies to delete post 2010

  6. 6
    lolwut says:

    They’re not in Government. Their “broken promises” aren’t really broken because they haven’t been able to enact them yet.

    Stupid of Labour, but not quite on par with the Conservatives

  7. 7
    Jacqui the Redbitch says:

    Nothing to fear, nothing to hide….

  8. 8
    Duffy the Mentalist Slayer says:

    STOP PRESS! New Labour in Hypocrisy and Lies Shocker

  9. 9
    Scottish Chav says:

    welcome to the brave new digital labour world … editing away with a press of the delete key immigration, dead nhs patients, illegal wars, mahoosive state, union puppet masters or promises that they will never frak up the country again.

  10. 10
    Labour IT wonk says:

    Of course it’s bad when the evil Tories do it.

    When Liebour does it it’s merely a rationalisation of our website.

    Are all you little people too thick to understand that?

  11. 11
    BBC only trash Conservatives and UKIP says:

    Will the BBC report this embarrassment? They went big over the Tories doing it!

  12. 12
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    The BBC went big on the Tories doing it – will they mention Labour doing the same?
    Don’t hold your breath!

  13. 13
    Ed Militant says:

    We would rather forget the ‘New Labour’ years and look ahead to the future which was back in the 70s when we were called ‘Same Old fucking Labour’

  14. 14
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    So Labour officials are hypocrites – what’s new.

  15. 15
    BBC says:

    What pre 2010 history?

  16. 16
    The Constant Couch Potato says:

    Thank Fook for that. I thought the world had gone mad yesterday and it’s comforting to know that the socialists have not changed. It’s just a shame that Cameron is a socialist too.

  17. 17
    John Chilcot says:

    Oh dear, now the original sources have gone I can’t possibly publish my report

  18. 18
    Ma­rtyr to the Piles says:

    Not stupid but fiendishly clever. It’s called a pre-emptive strike. This guy Miliband is not a man to be trusted.

  19. 19
    The Hacked Off Lobbying Lot says:

    Ed’s not in government? You could have fooled us.

  20. 20
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    When I am Chancellor of the Exchequer I will enact Plan B immediately, there will be a Home Mansion Tax, a Wealth Tax, AND I will order the Governor of the Bank of England to institute a massive Money Tree monetary stimulus.

  21. 21
    Ma­rtyr to the Piles says:

    They’re too busy wetting themselves over Dave meeting with the Sri Lankan president.

  22. 22
    GrossWasteOfSpace says:

    They were in power pre-2010, and the deletion hides a record until then strewn with lies, deceit and incompetence.

  23. 23
    Ma­rtyr to the Piles says:

    Worked for Hollande. Why not?

  24. 24
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    We can eliminate history in exactly the same way as I eliminated Boom and Bust.

  25. 25
    Sunny Jim says:

    I wonder if Political Scrapbook will slag off Labour for doing this? *innocent face*

  26. 26
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    CAN WE ALSO DELETE THE 280p-330p IPO PRICE I APPROVED FOR ROYAL MAIL ?

  27. 27
    Ollie says:

    Erm, the story wasn’t simply the Tories deleting from their website, they also tried to delete it from the Internet archive – that was the story, not the website. I’m afraid (and not for the first time) you are clutching at straws…

  28. 28
    Ed Miliband says:

    I will freeze the internet if I win in 2015.

  29. 29
    Private_Schultz says:

    Exactly!

  30. 30
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    When I am Chancellor, we will have two MPCs:

    A Monetary Policy Committee in Threadneedle Street &
    A Money Tree Planting Committee in Downing Street.

  31. 31
    Max Mostly says:

    Is it easy to delete things (like videos for example) on the Internet then?

  32. 32
    Jimmy's auto rebuttal service says:

    Redacted.

  33. 33
    RED LEN says:

    Red acted ? Must have been something dodgy then.

  34. 34
    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    Is there a cost of internet crisis then Ed ?

  35. 35
    Danny Boyle says:

    Before 2010 everyone lived in the Shires and were happy then out of the earth came the coalition and laid waste to everything,kicking the people out of their spare bedrooms to work in hellish places like Tesco.
    On the Horizon a beacon of light rises accompanied by a nasal sounding trumpet.
    It is Ed Miliband at the head of masses of Roma immigrants to save the downtrodden populace.
    Hurrah

  36. 36
    Tony Bliar says:

    Finally my shredder has been upgraded and enhanced so that it can also shred that last bastion of proof – The Internet.

    C Ya Suckers

  37. 37
    non-delete says:

    ‘wayback’ machine anyone?

  38. 38
    mraemiller says:

    To be fair neither Ed Miliband or David Cameron are the Pope – Policies change and leaders change. If the old material wasn’t removed from the website people might still think Labour believes in Clause IV.

    Having said that – try finding any pre-1850 Magesterial documents on the Vatican website … surely they are just a valid today as 1000 years ago since the church never changes its doctrine? But for some reason…

    They’re not called the secret archives for nothing

  39. 39
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Corrected number crunch on the dodgy renting of offices by MPs.

    For the actives, total individual MPs by party:

    Party     : #MPs | % of total party 
              :      | represented
    ------------------------------------
    Con	  : 238  |      78%
    Lab	  : 211	 |      93%
    LD	  :  56	 |      98%
    Lab/CO-OP :  28	 |      97%
    SNP	  :   6	 |     100%
    PC	  :   3	 |     100%
    Ind	  :   2	 |      67%
    Green	  :   1	 |     100%
    Respect	  :   1	 |     100%
    ------------------------------------
    Total     : 546  |      84%
    
  40. 40
    An honest MP is like a peace loving muslim - science fiction says:

    Probably all the stuff that they’re blaming this government for which they actually did themselves when they were in power.

  41. 41
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Speaking of money trees, remember the fig trees of Portcullis House ?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/diary/diary-bercow-calls-for-root-n-branch-change-on-trees-7439892.html

  42. 42
    Another Engineer says:

    Did you read the Register article?

    There is no such thing as an “Internet Archive”

  43. 43
    Ed Militant says:

    Most of our supporters are the size of elephants but lucky for us they don’t have memories like them.

  44. 44
    Pat for PM says:

    Pat tears into UAF.

  45. 45
    Old Hal says:

    “What exactly is the Son of Brown so embarrassed about?” Brown stupid!!

  46. 46
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    We’re top of the cons !!

  47. 47
    BBC establishment says:

    This is no longer a news story.

  48. 48
    BBC establishment says:

    Never heard of it.

  49. 49
    Jack Dromey says:

    can you delete Harriet Harperson please? She scares me

  50. 50
    Old Hal says:

    ” they will never frak up the country again.” Don’t you think Dave is doing that, subsidies are they getting for fracking

  51. 51
    Gordon Brown - THE speech says:

    “I would like to pay tribute to the contribution you and your company make to the prosperity of Britain,” Mr Brown told Lehman bankers in London’s Canary Wharf . “During its 150 year history, Lehman Brothers has always been an innovator, financing new ideas and inventions before many others even began to realize their potential.”

  52. 52
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    FAME AT LAST !!

  53. 53
    Gordon Brown - THE speech says:

    “I would like to pay tribute to the contribution you and your company make to the prosperity of Britain,” Mr Brown told Lehman bankers in London’s Canary Wharf . “During its 150 year history, Lehman Brothers has always been an innovator, financing new ideas and inventions before many others even began to realize their potential.”

  54. 54
    The BBC says:

    What is this so called Chilcot Inquiry…never heard of it!

  55. 55
    The Hackney Hippo says:

    Cheeky! *kisses teeth*

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    you can always go here

    http://web.archive.org/web/20050515000000*/http://www.conservatives.com/

    They are all in there

    Conservative plans to boost university funding, scrap tuition fees, and reduce student debt (September 2004).

  57. 57
    DAVID CAMERON outgoing PM says:

    I see Dave has had the taxpayers cheque book out again
    We have now given over 20 million quid to the Philippies , more than the rest of the world combined
    Is it any wonder all the worlds poor head for this country ? They must think we are fuckin loaded !
    Is it also any wonder that we cannot drag our arses out of recession or pay off the deficit , when this useless turd keeps giving it away just for a few headlines ?

    Question ! What happens to the fleets of brand new range rovers we keep giving away to these countries when the disaster is over ?

  58. 58
    Cons*LieLabor*LebDims aka Fcuking Lying Hypocrites R Us says:

    We are all trying to out do one & other to ensure we are always on top !!!

  59. 59
    I hate socialists. says:

    And Ed Bollox.

  60. 60
    The Village Idiot getting ready to revolt says:

    That £3.6 Million for there Office Rents

    Is that per week or per day ??

  61. 61
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    UKIP fraud = 0%

    Vote UKIP for honesty in politics.

  62. 62
    The Chosen Ones says:

    Not for us thank you. We don’t any more on here questioning the 6 million figure.

  63. 63
    nellnewman says:

    I’m sure militwit is most ermbarrassed about being regarded as the Son of brown.

  64. 64
    Silly Beercow says:

    “The trees have been there since the building was opened more than 10 years ago, but are not owned by Parliament. They are rented, at a basic cost of more than £30,000 a year.

    An Evening Standard journalist worked out that the cost of nurturing them over a year probably exceeds £400,000. The implication that MPs could not give a fig about the expense was too much for the Speaker, John Bercow.”

    That’s my boy!

  65. 65
    Gordon Brown says:

    ‘No More Boom and Bust’

    Oh fuck!

  66. 66
    Gordon Brown says:

    [Delete][Delete][Delete]

  67. 67
    BBC says:

    And what post 1997 history?

  68. 68
    David Cameron says:

    ‘Cast Iron Guarantee’

    Oh fuck!

  69. 69
    Jimmy says:

    When my wife walks into the room I click from Guido’s blog to a porn site.

  70. 70
    David Cameron says:

    [Delete][Delete][Delete]

  71. 71
    This is a real person, believe it or not says:

    The epitome of a bleeding heart leftard. Her entire career has been about protecting killers, r*pists and p*edophiles.

  72. 72
    The Daily Mail says:

    Not half as much as being known as the son of Ralph.

  73. 73
    Duty Pedant says:

    It’s per THEIR year.

  74. 74
    Vladmir Lenin says:

    It’s that bloody Trotsky in the pic again!

    Can’t anyone Comrade use Photoshop properly?

  75. 75
    DAVID CAMERON outgoing PM says:

    “Labour Delete Entire Pre-2010 History”

    I wish someone would delete the whole fuckin labour party from history

  76. 76
    The British media are cunts says:

    How come aid can’t get to these remote areas of the Philippines, but thousands of journalists can? Are they beaming down or something? Or more likely are these hacks simply using up all the transport available just so they can grandstand and ask little kids if they’ve eaten today or is that their dead mother lying on the ground?

    Sky should send in Kay Burley, that really would cause mass suicide.

  77. 77
    Jimmy's Wife says:

    When my husband asks why I never mention I’m having an orgasm, I tell him “Because you’re never there”

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Labour removing old posts from their website is of course an attempt to disavow the past, and you’re right to criticise them for it, but you’re missing the difference between this and what has happened to the Conservative website. The Tories have deleted their old articles AND (this is the significant bit that everyone’s making such a fuss about) tried to make other, independent bodies delete THEIR records of the Tories’ website as well. Yes, Labour are seeking to play down their pre-2010 history, but that’s a far cry from trying to destroy ALL evidence of it, regardless of where that evidence is held, or by whom.
    Think of it like the infamous Barbra Streisand photo debacle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect). Nobody would have minded if Barbra had simply opted *not* to publish the photo on her own website. She crossed the line when she tried to make it so that *nobody else* could, either. That is the difference between what the Tories have done and what Labour have done in this instance.

  79. 79
    The British media are cunts says:

    The BBC have erased all mention of Gordon Broon fucking up the economy.

  80. 80
    CBBC Counting lesson says:

    After me children

    …1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013…

  81. 81
    BBC says:

    Gordon Brown was not involved in any economic collapse as he was far too occupied taking part in the moon landing.

  82. 82
    R Peston says:

    Gordon who ???

  83. 83
    Romanian Goat says:

    My master and his friends in the village don’t care about any of this!

    See you soon!

  84. 84
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    You are talking bollocks.

  85. 85
    Dancing Bear says:

    And me

  86. 86
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    The Tories must have known that all this information was readily available elsewhere on the internet. Even Guido managed to find it all within hours. Editing your own website is hardly a crime.

  87. 87
    rick says:

    Don’t forget ‘Heir to Blair’

  88. 88
    Pie Thagoras says:

    Not really. it’s 0 divided by 0, which is mathematical rhubarb.

  89. 89
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    These are the MPs not on the rental list:

    Abbott, Diane
    Afriyie, Adam
    Arbuthnot, James
    Barron, Kevin
    Beckett, Margaret
    Bercow, John
    Beresford, P'aul
    Boles, Nick
    Bottomley, Peter
    Brady, Graham
    Brazier, Julian
    Burns, Simon
    Cameron, David
    Campbell, Gregory
    Chope, Christopher
    Clarke, Kenneth
    Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey
    Davis, David
    Dobson, Frank
    Dodds, Nigel
    Doherty, Pat
    Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
    Durkan, Mark
    Evans, Nigel
    Fabricant, Michael
    Fallon, Michael
    Field, Frank
    Field, Mark
    Flynn, P'aul
    Fox, Liam
    Francois, Mark
    Gardiner, Barry
    Garnier, Edward
    Gildernew, Michelle
    Godsiff, Roger
    Goldsmith, Zac
    Grieve, Dominic
    Hammond, Philip
    Hammond, Stephen
    Hancock, Matthew
    Hands, Greg
    Harman, Harriet
    Hendry, Charles
    Herbert, Nick
    Hermon, Lady
    Hillier, Meg
    Hinds, Damian
    Hoey, Kate
    Hollingbery, George
    Hollobone, Philip
    Holloway, Adam
    Howarth, Gerald
    Howell, John
    Jackson, Glenda
    Jenkin, Bernard
    Kaufman, Gerald
    Kelly, Chris
    Kwarteng, Kwasi
    Letwin, Oliver
    Long, Naomi
    Lord, Jonathan
    Luff, Peter
    Macleod, Mary
    Maskey, P'aul
    May, Theresa
    McCartney, Karl
    McCrea, William
    McDonnell, Alasdair
    McLoughlin, Patrick
    Miliband, David
    Miller, Maria
    Mitchell, Austin
    Murphy, Conor
    Neill, Robert
    O'Brien, Stephen
    Osborne, George
    Paice, James
    Paisley, Ian
    Parish, Neil
    Paterson, Owen
    Pickles, Eric
    Pound, Stephen
    Raab, Dominic
    Randall, John
    Redwood, John
    Rees-Mogg, Jacob
    Rifkind, Malcolm
    Ritchie, Margaret
    Robathan, Andrew
    Rutley, David
    Shannon, Jim
    Simpson, David
    Skinner, Dennis
    Stanley, John
    Swayne, Desmond
    Swire, Hugo
    Thurso, John
    Timms, Stephen
    Tyrie, Andrew
    Vara, Shailesh
    Wilson, Rob
    Wilson, Sammy
    Yeo, Tim
    
  90. 90
    Chuckup Youmoney says:

    Or your Wikipedia page.

  91. 91
    It's like selling sand to the Arabs says:

    Fuck me! Someone is leasing out fig trees to Parliament at £30K a pop!

    Next they’ll be telling us that the leasing comapany is run by a couple of Romanians.

    The Great British Taxpayer…the gift that just keeps on giving and giving.

  92. 92
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Be careful you don’t upset him, he’s only just found out there’s no Santa.

    Pay no heed Ollie, there IS a great Internet Archive in the Cloud. Many have heard of it but no man has ever been there and returned. But that doesn’t mean it’s a myth. Keep the faith, son!

  93. 93
    Mark Wouters says:

    BundestagRacoon here !
    Forget about Politics and Politicians “? Listen To ABBA !!!!!!!!!!! youll enjoy them I DO AND ALWAYS HAVE !

  94. 94
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    No, but there is internet poverty affecting real hardworking websites whose only reward is to be terminated by the tory-led luddite coalition.

  95. 95
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Or Adolf Junior.

  96. 96
    Simon lewis says:

    Irrelevant, labour are not in govt. Tories are and Cameron Is the biggest fake in history. He will be gone soon and many Tories won’t shed a tear eotjer

  97. 97
    Dave Likes a Big One Up His Arse says:

    Really!? I’m prepared to forgive him his naughty ways over bombing Syria if true? Vote for me, gay rights made universal and lots of new citizens to contribute to our growth in benefits payments and help trigger a more demand for resources! I’m a winner you can tell.

  98. 98
    cynic says:

    So, the lefties are clearly the most corrupt.

  99. 99
    cynic says:

    For ‘ prosperity of Britain’, one should read, ‘prosperity of politicians and other crooks in Britain’.

  100. 100
    Labour voting dogshite in Edinburgh says:

    Sheila Gilmore is a Hunt!

  101. 101
    Independant says:

    What’s 67% of two?

  102. 102
    Labour Party says:

    We are currently in the year of our lord 03

  103. 103
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    It never happened.

  104. 104
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    A thief is a thief.

    FFS

  105. 105
    kitler says:

    Its only insider trading and fraud when the little people do it.

  106. 106
    Get Rid of Scotland says:

    Has the BBC given this a big splash?

  107. 107
    kitler says:

    Hang em high and leave em to die.

  108. 108
    Thoughtful says:

    This is a false equivalence – the Tories attempted to delete all record from the internet, Labour have merely not maintained their website beyond 2010.

    This is like saying “Party-X no longer has their speeches from WWII on their website” and equating that to “Party-Y no longer has their speeches from WWII and has attempted to take down public records of said speeches” and pretending that those situations are equivalent.

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    Fake fawkes fail again

  110. 110
    okubax says:

    Gordon Brown’s 2008 speech to Labour Conference: http://www.labour.org.uk/gordon_brown_conference

    And 2009: http://www.labour.org.uk/gordon-brown-speech-conference

    Guido, is old age getting to you or what?

    Side-Note: the ads on this site are getting more ridiculous by the day. I understand you have to make a living from spewing lies but at least get some proper ones on

  111. 111

    Are you a bit thick? There are no links on the site to old speeches.

  112. 112
    HEARDITALLSEENITALL says:

    The woman is beyond parody , at first I thought it was a satyrical sketch.

  113. 113
    Northern Bitch says:

    Do you think they know most of their web pages are on the Wayback machine?

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Try telling that to the guys at http://www.archive.org :-)

  115. 115
    MH says:

    A quick search of the internet shows the author of this articles is as trustworthy as the Tories.

    Gordon Brown’s conference speeches from 2008 and 2009 are both available in full on Labour’s website and I bet there are plenty more for anyone who can be bothered to look. http://www.labour.org.uk/gordon_brown_conference


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