January 13th, 2014

Bad Al: ‘One Nation’ Means Nothing

Simon Danczuk being mean about Miliband’s flagship One Nation slogan is one thing, now it seems Ed’s special phone-a-friend Alastair Campbell thinks it’s a load of rubbish as well. Bad Al tells the Fabian Society this afternoon:

“One Nation Labour worked last year for Ed’s speech but it wasn’t followed through with hard-hitting policy. One Nation is not established. It means to the public whatever the public wants it to mean.”

In other words, nothing. 


132 Comments

  1. 1

    Or nothing the public wants?

  2. 2
    Adolf Hitler says:

    Oh I would no be so quick to say it means Nothing. It worked for me.

  3. 4
    A Maimed Badger says:

    One Nation, 200 Languages, 200 different Cultures, 200 Different Sets of Values, 200 Politicians without a clue of what it is all about.

    • 90
      the one show says:

      200 religions, 200 sects, 4 (+1) international football teams…

      how about “one EU supranational government state”

  4. 5
    Tin foil top hat says:

    Why are the Fabians still allowed to retain their freedom?

  5. 6
    ancientpopeye says:

    This clown Milliband even makes Cameron and Clegg look good.

    • 13
      I hate Cameron says:

      If it wasn’t for Miliband, Cameron would be so toast it would be unbelievable.

      Good news for Cameron, pretty shitty news for us.

  6. 7
    Jimmy says:

    Power has only one duty: to secure the social welfare of the People.

    • 10
      If you rely on Harriet Harman for your wellbeing, you're going to be disappointed. says:

      Or the people could just take out insurance.

      Or save.

    • 11

      Some people more than others.

      • 16
        Jimmy says:

        In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbours. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbour.

        • 22
          Anon says:

          “modern society acknowledges no neighbour”

          I can’t help but acknowledge *my* neighbours, what with all the f*cking noise they make.

          Bloody social housing.

          • Mr Potato Head says:

            Without the desire of gain of people like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Ford, JP Morgan etc, Americans would be as poverty stricken as most Russians and Chinese are today. But then poverty is the desire of socialists.

          • Indeed!

            And the concept of gain is not zero sum. The socialists do not accept it is even as good as that but the fact is it is much greater.

        • 27
          Modbot 2000 says:

          TaT’s back.
          The Schizoid kid.

        • 28
          Who'd a thunk it? says:

          You interested in Christianity then Jimmy?

          • Meytal Cohen says:

            Has Jimmy become The Young Duke?

          • Jimmy says:

            When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. 4:32 The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 4:33 With great power, the apostles gave their testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Great grace was on them all. 4:34 For neither was there among them any who lacked, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 4:35 and laid them at the apostles’ feet, and distribution was made to each, according as anyone had need. 4:36 Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race, 4:37 having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

            [acts iv:31-37]

          • Meytal Cohen says:

            Jimmy’s spirit is probably less holy.

        • 32

          Indeed.

          The Earl of Beaconsfield also said: There is no community in England; there is aggregation, but aggregation under circumstances which make it rather a dissociating, than an uniting, principle.

          • Auntie Semmight says:

            Of course a Joo would talk about disassociation rather than uniting.

          • If you are talking of Benjamin, then afraid you have your facts wrong.

            He was of Jеwish birth but was not actually subject to any influence in the faith. Whilst still a child, he was baptised.

        • 83
          FFS says:

          Um, yeah but Christianity also teaches us not to give a passing thought to complete wasters.

          Love thy neighbour as thyself – sure, but I don’t actually expect my neighbour to EVER pay my mortage/food bills/energy bills/etc. so why should he expect the same in return?

          Christianity is about the self and only the self. Christianity points out we die alone. Christians do not go to heaven as one big community where the rotten apples get a free ride through the pearly gates because the rest of the community has scored enough points with St Peter to make up for them.

          Christianity teaches that the act of giving must be an act of free will – if your government forces you to pay up it is not an act of charity. The government forcing you to pay for things you don’t want to pay for is an offence against the 7th commandment. In any case the act of giving is secondary to the act of disposing of surplus wealth – simply putting all your surplus wealth in a pile and setting fire to it will make you a better Christian since you will cease to be distracted from your spiritual life by the aquisition of yet more wealth.

          Basically, stop using Christianity to support socialism. It doesn’t hold any water.

          • Jimmy says:

            You may be getting confused with scientology.

          • Krewella says:

            You are just confused.

          • FFS says:

            Jesus and money:

            Matthew 6:19

            Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

            Matthew 6:24

            No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Money.

            Jesus and “wasters”: Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the Talents

            So endeth the lesson for today. My normal secular self will resume as soon as possible.

    • 19
      Go back down your hole James says:

      No that is only in a communist state. In a democracy the Welfare lifts up the week and carries the lame, the rest are allowed to make a life free of the state and generate the wealth that pays for the critical welfare.

    • 20
      oldboy says:

      The only ‘duty’ of those in power is to remain in power.

      Politicians pursue power for its own sake. If they were actually trying to secure the social welfare of the people then they couldn’t possibly have screwed up so badly. It simply isn’t credible that Blair and Brown could so spectacularly destroy the economy if they were actually trying to do the right thing.

      • 33
        Jimmy says:

        Two nations; between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws: the rich and the poor.

        • 48
          Meytal Cohen says:

          ..no intercourse... Unlike France. Or Hollande.

        • 50
          momome says:

          Do piss off fake Jimmy.

        • 57
          Socialism is like gayness, a mental illness says:

          Why not try and think of something to post that you yourself have discovered, instead of regurgitating stuff others have written?

        • 98
          oldboy says:

          So we’re agreed. The primary purpose of being in power is to remain in power. You can claim to be doing it for the greater glory of God. Or by divine right. Or to preserve the revolution. Or to secure the social welfare of the people. But it’s all a load of bollocks. In the end it comes down to power for its own sake.

          And don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

    • 45
      Afghani Alfonse II says:

      Which people?

    • 131
      Llareggub says:

      No, the duty of power is to uphold the constitutional rights of the People. Something our governments have been bloody awful at doing as of late.

  7. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Can we have an enquiry please on Ed’s naff slogans?

  8. 14
    the left will lose says:

    Class war twat.

  9. 17
    Ian Smith says:

    Universal Credit will be delivered on time and on budget.

  10. 21
    Shooty* says:

    It clearly means One Nation Under Allah, and will therefore appeal to their target demographic.

  11. 24
    Rickytshirt says:

    “One Nation is not established. It means to the public whatever the public wants it to mean.”

    For it means Ed Millibland is a vacuous, shit-for-brains, odious, little prick. I think that is an accurate interpretation of the sentiment behind the slogan.

  12. 26
    Big girls blouse says:

    Should be Tar-Nation now it’s full throttle on Fracking!

  13. 30
    Northern Light says:

    I wish the current Coalition would all blinking well migrate somewhere and stop using their time in government to enrich the already rich and viciously remove the last vestiges of support for the poor.

    • 77
      Gooey Blob says:

      If you constantly tell people that it’s okay to begrudge the rich what they’ve worked hard for, they will conclude that it’s equally okay to also begrudge those claiming benefits.

      • 92
        Most rich people got their riches in dubious fashion says:

        I don’t begrudge hard working people their riches. I begrudge exploitative bastards their riches, and I despise a system where a man can work a 50 hr week and still be poor.

  14. 31
    Benjamin Disraeli says:

    Somebody’s half-inched my slogan.

  15. 34
    Ed Moribund says:

    Have you seen the price of things! Some of them are more expensive than they used to be!

    [ I shall use this line in all the old peoples homes I visit. There's nothing a granny likes more than talking about how much things used to cost. Eating up that core Tory vote]

  16. 36
    Anonymous says:

    “hallelujah were heading for the promised land”

  17. 37
    Tachybaptus says:

    I do wonder when the Tory government are going to clamp down on tax avoiders and evaders? UKIP have very little to say on the impact of the type of immigration. Then again Farage has been found avoiding taxes too

    • 59
      Mr Potato Head says:

      Labour had very little to say about tax avoidance when they were in power. Tony Blair amassed millions and paid little tax. Gordon Brown was singing the praises of Lehman Brothers ten days before they went bust.

      Labour did sod all about most things when they were in power, including phone hacking, bankers bonuses, Libor rigging, NHS neglect, energy provision, profiteering by wind-power companies – the list is endless.

    • 72
      Cabbage says:

      Well the Milliband family are certainly no strangers to minimising their tax contributions with alledged clever use of inheritance tax wheezes by their father (in true Marxist fashion naturally). But then the likes of Milliband & Cameron are devout high taxers of eevryone else so their hypcrasy shouldn’t be surprising.

  18. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Every nation laughs at Ed Miliband

  19. 40
    Ed Moribund says:

    Well its better than Gordon’s.

    Don’t let him take Britain back to the 1980s – 2010 Labour poster attacking Conservative leader, David Cameron. Anyone remember it? No..because it was terrible.

  20. 47
    Ed Moribund says:

    ….And lightbulbs1 Where are the old style, plug in and see immediately lightbulbs? Nowhere! Its all eco 10w, dim bulbs..

    Its a cost of seeing crisis!

  21. 52
    Our Land? Since when was Islam a country? says:
  22. 68
    Ed Moribund says:

    Have you seen my make Frankie Hollande ? He’s shagging a film star!
    Its a cock of giving one crisis

    • 88
      Professor Plum says:

      Remember that cruise ship that run aground and the eyetie cap’n buggered orf before the passengers?

      It’s a Costa Concordia crisis!

  23. 75
    Ed Moribund says:

    Ed Balls

  24. 91
    Right Full Rudder says:

    Unfortunately the one nation he wants, along with Cameron and Clegg, is the United States of Europe. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Urals.

  25. 93
    You don't have to be a cunt to work here - but it helps says:

    As if anyone gives a shit what Alky Al thinks.

  26. 104
    Niall Eastick-Tendencies says:

    Al Dodgeer proves that manic depression is contagious.

  27. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Jenson Buttons father has died suddenly of a heart attack. A great man who raised a great son. He will be missed.

  28. 107
    General Pinochet says:

    Back in Chile….in the good old days – there was only ‘one nation’…….anyone who disagreed disappeared!

    • 116
      sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says says:

      Viva Augusto

      • 127
        General Pinochet says:

        Si………..Augusto say Viva Farage, viva UKIP, viva la revolution, hasta la victoria siempre UKIP etc & so on!

        Back in Chile, the peasants would have been much better off with senor Farage…..e look after working mans wage & make all bad guys disappear!

  29. 111
    SpinAl Damage says:

    One Dumb Nation and three devolved nations! Fact!

  30. 113
    Nemesis says:

    I know a good one let’s call it, “We’re all in it together”.

  31. 114
    Raptor says:

    Alastair Campbell rubbishes Miliband’s “One Nation” slogan.

    Presumably this is the same Alastair Campbell who came up with the slogan: “New Labour is nothing less than the political arm of the British people as a whole.”

    And we all know how that worked out.

    • 118
      Ed the Eunuch says:

      Dodgy Dossier.

      New Deal? Noel Edmunds idea? For a money for nothing Cultcha?

      Labour Spin is unethically sound!

  32. 115
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    I workedth thard on the one dumb nation tripe! I willth continue to fight the evils of capitalisthm and I will cut everyone’s energy bill by ensuring they only get energy three days a week from those disgruntled evil energy capitaliths! Power cuts = reduction in energy bills! Everyone is happy and the environment is saved from destruction.

    Where’s my NoBalls peaceth pwize?

  33. 119
    Ed the Eunuch says:

    When I post Oona C*kehead King pops up on radar? Why? Can’t stand the Labour arse licking bint!

  34. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Is it just me or is Ed looking more and more like Doddy as time goes by?


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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.”



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