December 11th, 2013

Wonk Watch: IEA’s Turn

It’s basically Wonk Transfer Deadline Week with more movements announced this afternoon. Ryan Bourne, who has given the CPS its recent oomph, jumps to the Institute of Economic Affairs to be their new Head of Public Policy. Glamorous Steph Lis (above left) is promoted to Head of Comms, replacing PX-bound Ruth Porter. The lovely Christiana Hambro (above right) will be their new Head of External Relations. Further bolstering Mark Littlewood’s harem of twenty-something brainboxes…


  1. 1

    I won’t have the middle one or the one underneath.

    3 & 1 in that order please.

    Get them oiled up for me.

  2. 2
    Working Class Bloke says:

    I don’t know what the fuck these people do but rest assured they earn more than I ever will

  3. 3
    Antipo-dean says:

    Twenty-something? She looks about twenty-something months in that photo.

  4. 4
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  5. 5
    Twat Watch says:

    What’s this? Know-nothing bingo?

  6. 6
    Anyone give a shit? says:

    Thought not.

  7. 7
  8. 8
    Bi Bi Blackbird says:

    Three prickteasers?

    I so would.

  9. 9
    Owen Jones says:

    I’m sure they’re all being groomed for something and I don’t mean an Asian shopkeepers spunk depository.

  10. 10
    Wank Watch says:

    Do school boys need protection from this?

  11. 11
    Mark Oaten says:

    I’m up for it!

  12. 12
    If I keep up the charade long enough, no one will be any the wiser says:

    I imagine they’ve all got enough chutzpah to match Obama’s fake sign language loon.

  13. 13
    Tom Daley says:

    I wouldn’t have been too pleased.

  14. 14
    No wonder we are fcuked says:

    WTF do people in their twenties, who have spent their entire post education lives in politic’s, know about anything?

  15. 15
    The funniest bit says:

    She was found ‘unfit to teach’.

  16. 16
    Sir Jams So-vile says:


  17. 17
    Phwoooar! says:


  18. 18
    Ain't seen it all yet? says:

    Cut some slack for the fake sign-language dude.

    I seem to recall coalition boasts about imaginative job-creation schemes funded by foreign aid !

    Meantime, back in the U.K. it’s no doubt the sort of idea that Labour/Reeves have in mind for their proposed “jobs guarantee” project.

  19. 19
    Prescott, Kinnock, Mandelson, Doreen lawrence, Alan Sugar, Roy Hattersley, Helena Kennedy, Levy..... says:

  20. 20
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Absolutely nothing. Useless.

    But she’s pretty and a Hambro – relation, I assume… – that’s all that matters in Whitehall/Westminster.

    No wonder this country’s gone down the pan.

  21. 21
    Fudgekitchen © says:

    Most of them will be pleased to be packed tightly.

  22. 22

    They know how to spell ‘politics’.

  23. 23
    Roma Homa says:

  24. 24
    20 something Rufus says:

    I learned a lot on my gap year watching other people work.
    It was a very humbling experience and taught me lessons in how to avoid it.

  25. 25
  26. 26
    Ben Dover says:

    Is that ‘unelected peers’ you’re interested in or ‘unerected queers’ ?

  27. 27
    Chris Bryant says:

    I thought Jampakful was an Indian fast bowler till I saw inside the House of Lords.

  28. 28
    handbags says:

    Reference: John McTernan being a hard man

    He is not hard

  29. 29
    JH3-094-03294-320 says:

    I remember a supply teacher who was briefly at my school circa 1988, about 25.

    There was not a lad in class who would not have been in there like a rat up a drainpipe.

    There were three teacher-pupil affairs at that school I knew of while I was there. It happens a lot more than people think.

  30. 30

    …and they talk about equal opportunity for all kids…


  31. 31
    Green eyed Dave says:

    Wow a new commodity to be taxed “for their own good of course”.
    I see they also have a sensible attitude to bum sex marriages.

  32. 32
    This idiot 'represents' me says:

    She is very silly. She lives high on the hog in a little bubble world of her own and has no idea how the other half live.

  33. 33
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Didn’t Rupe the dupe have a humbling moment?

    He might have said it ‘for effect’ but did he truly mean it – me thinks not?

  34. 34
    I have one world for the undemocratic Labour Party says:


  35. 35
    Oi, Bryant, no! says:

    One might ask CB why Lard Presclott is there.

  36. 36
    Green eyed Dave says:

    Looks to be more suited to giving French lessons…

  37. 37
    Yummy says:

    1 & 3 at the same time, more like it. Have them full-body-waxed.

  38. 38
    Chris babe says:

    Chris ‘pants’ Bryant speaks ans everyone remembers the g4yd4r selfie.
    Chris, you’re a has been mate, just give it up and disappear somewhere exotic, and if not exotic, at least far distant!

  39. 39

    yeah as a description of their elected masters


  40. 40




  41. 41

    no chris

    you re thinking of

    suck-all tandulkar .

  42. 42


    Oh sorry that was gerry and the pacemakers .

  43. 43
    M Evans says:

    Ahahaha! Having met both Christiana AND Steph, I can assure you that brainboxes they are not. Both very pretty though, it is true! And they continue to be well-suited to the IEA, I think.

  44. 44
    Joe Public says:

    Dammit you have said what I am thinking.
    No wonder the UK is down the pan when barely out of teens are placed in charge of public policy when they do not know us, communications at an age when they are barely mature, and external relations when she is so young and only using facebook and twitter.

  45. 45

    Give her a job cleaning up human excrement around Marble Arch and Park Lane.

  46. 46
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    I would!

  47. 47
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Meanwhile, in the Ukraine……………………………

  48. 48
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    I’d give her fucking “lay-by”!

  49. 49
    Ray M, says:

    Both Christiana Hambro and Stephanie Lis worked for The Freedom Association both as interns and employees.

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