December 10th, 2013

Wonk Movements: All Change at TPA

Big wonk movements last night, with Matt Sinclair leaving his position as chief executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance to jump ship to Europe Economics. He is replaced by the TPA’s current political director, Jonathan Isaby who has gone from hack, to wonk, to boss in under five years. Research director John O’Connell is promoted to Director. Fact: Isaby owns every single Now That’s What I Call Music album ever released.


  1. 1
    JACK STRAW says:

    Robert my dear friend , how are you ?

    • 2
      TPA. What is it Good 4? says:

      Is the TPA some “official thingy”? Or is it just a bunch of mongs with an agenda and a desire to appear on the 24 hr news channels?

      • 5
        GORDON it also happened to me McMad says:

        Why don’t they form a political party ?
        I’m sure more people would vote for them than the LibLabCon crooks

        • 12
          Anonymous says:

          Why place yourself in a position of power?

          This is yet another campaign group that gets between the voters wallets and the government.

          They pick simple issues that can be attacked like spending and tax and never mention the real issues. That way they can always look squeaky clean and voters from all sides will give them money.

      • 6
        Tax money doesn't grow on trees says:

        TPA is good for pointing out the government ,particularly Labour one’s, have no clothes.

        • 23
          dai taxed says:

          quite right – its purpose is nicely defined and (deliberately?) limited
          it would be apartisan if others, who assume that government control/spending are naturally virtuous, were capable of objectivity

      • 7
        Neither says:

        They can only fulfill that desire by highlighting the waste of taxpayers’ money, so they’re definitely not mongs.

    • 26
      Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

      The TPA has been a bit wobbly the last few years. Probably time for a change.

  2. 3
    Sucker says:

    Like a sucker I bought the Top of the pops compilation albums.
    All the tracks were cover versions not by the original artists.
    Complete shit

    • 15
      JH30295803495-034 says:

      They always had blart on the cover though.

      Sort of weird, like having sexy birds on the cover of puzzle books.

    • 27
      Village Idiot says:

      ….You are not the first,and I am worthy of my moniker..(Handle)

  3. 4
    GORDON it also happened to me McMad says:

    Absolutely toe curling moment as Blair arrived as the cameras focused on him , he thrust his hand forward twice , but there were no takers
    eventually settling for shaking the hands of two female stewards as they directed him to the lift

  4. 9
    The Office of Budgie Responsibility says:

    We’ll be tweeting on this subject, later today.

  5. 10
    We are the losers says:

    Seems the political business is just as busy as the charity business, round and round they go, wonks unite , their turn will come when someone slips off the greasy pole.

  6. 11
    The BBC says:

    The Taxpayers’ Alliance looks hideously white.

    And now, back to our wall-to-wall news coverage of Nelson Mandela, with occasional updates about last week’s helicopter crash in Glasgow.

    Vote Labour.

  7. 14

    Who’s playing ?

  8. 17
    Georgie Osborne's Blue and White Army says:

    This news is really earth shattering.

    The average PAYE taxpayer will be so upset this morning.

  9. 18

    Great prank on youtube
    a guy with 5 DUIs is set up by friends , the TV news is pretty funny

  10. 20
    Merton Resident says:

    Sorry Guido you are wrong on this one. I own at least one Now Thats What I call Music album. Therefore Mr Isaby can not own all of them.

  11. 22
    Andrew says says:

    Wonks are living proof that politics is mostly about fame & celebrity for ugly people. Most wonks I’ve ever met are total mongs and mingers.

  12. 25
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  13. 28
    gerrydorrian66 says:

    I own every record Genesis ever made – and America, and Al Stewart, and The Beatles, and Gary Moore. Can I have a job at the TPA?

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Guido-hot-button (1) Guido-hot-button (1)

Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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