January 13th, 2014

Carpet-Bagging Commies of the World, Unite!

Richard Burgon is a classic example of a union-backed carpet bagger. Endorsed by Unite, the GMB, the CWU, ASLEF and UCATT, Burgon will be the candidate for anywhere that will take him, already trying and failing in Rotherham and Barnsley Central. This week, with Unite sponsoring him all the way, literally providing the free beer and sandwiches, he will host a Q&A session alongside Leeds East MP George Mudie, who he now hopes to succeed.

According to the website of the Communist Party of Britain, Burgon is a regular attendee of communist events across the North. He was the guest speaker at the annual Yorkshire Communists’ Red October meeting, which apparently consisted of “celebrations of the Russian Revolution of 1917 by declaring ‘Red October’ throughout the region”. Back in 2011, Burgon was a tutor at the self-described “Communist University of the North”, where among other things students paid homage to military dictator Fidel Castro. If he ever manages to win a selection, Burgon might just become the looniest loony left in parliament…


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  1. 1
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Firtht!

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    • 16
      vile labour ruined my wife says:

      not sure who is madder if i am honest, Communists or Randist Libertarians.

      both of them seem to hold their fellow man in utter contempt, but for different reasons.

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      • 44
        Kim Jong-un says:

        I will not tolerate jumped up commies.
        I shall have the honour of seeking them out where ever they reside on our earth. I shall have the honour of submitting them to a trial.
        I shall have the honour of countersigning the execution orders.
        I shall have the honour of ensuring the execution is carried without regret or delay.

        Death to commies who are older than me.

        Kim Jong-un

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  2. 2

    Looks like a bank manager.

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  3. 3
    A Maimed Badger says:

    Should this Sickness be treatable on the NHS

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    • 18
      john in cheshire says:

      I don’t think this kind of genetic defect is treatable. Since the socialists/communists are historically in favour of eugenics, why don’t they lead by example and carry out the policy on themselves?

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  4. 4
    Stupid boy says:

    Don’t these knobheads ever wise up?

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  5. 5

    …whether Jesus Christ could be compared to Nelson Mandela?

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    • 12
      sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says says:

      Only when rises from the dead on Eater Sunday.

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      • 48
        Sam the Skull drinking Buckfast in Maryhill and dodging the Strathclyde constabulary says:

        Diane Abbott is able to rise to the occasion on “Eater” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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  6. 6
    Fun for all the family says:

    “He was the guest speaker at the annual Yorkshire Communists’ Red October meeting”

    Are they like those Civil War re-enactments that people do? Where they all dress up in silly uniforms and prance about a lot? Do the communists dress up as Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin and then run about chasing each other with plastic ice-picks?

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    • 17
      Right Full Rudder says:

      Perhaps it’s merely about appreciating the cinema of Sean Connery.

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      • 28
        kmc says:

        Or they sit around and watch K19 – The Widowmaker, one of the few films that hasn’t been ruined by the presence of Lian Neeson.

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    • 29
      FFS says:

      ha, ha, ha! Nearly spat my tea at the monitor. Chasing each other with plastic ice picks – classic! Actually, it was an ice axe. Very difficult to murder somebody with an ice-pick, you’d need to insert it via the eyeball while they were sleeping I would guess.

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      • 43
        NE Frontiersman says:

        I’ve often wondered about that; in how many places in Mexico could you sort of happen to have an ice axe lying around without anybody thinking it was a little over-cautious, given the nice weather we’ve all been having?

        But if you were going to smuggle in a weapon of choice, how would you come up with that?
        Had Mercador been laying extremely long odds at the bookies in advance?

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  7. 7
    Labour Lurch says:

    Labour are lurching to the left under Ed Miliband

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    • 26
      Wealth Warning says:

      DANGER! Reds under the Eds.

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    • 32
      Bluto says:

      The whole country has lurched to the left and almost become a de facto socialist state. The number of “ex” communists in the establishment – government, public and third sectors – is alarming.

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    JH2303409329-3423 says:

    The one thing we can take from this is that tragically deluded individuals like this are rare and universally mocked, which bodes well for the future.

    With luck in a decade or so we won’t have a rump of pseudo-ex-commies like Barroso and Ashton grabbing the levers of power and sneaking their twisted ideology in through the back doors of ‘green issues’ and ‘EU unity’.

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    • 23
      Not the BBC says:

      Think again Comrade!

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    • 30
      FFS says:

      Yes, I think they are currently at the peak of their power acrrued from years of KGB funded corruption before they shuffle off this mortal coil and leave us all in peace. The only question is, who will fill the ideology and power vacuum left behind?

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  9. 9
    Rickytshirt says:

    Sick, sick bastard.

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  10. 10
    Mr Anonymous says:

    More great digging by Guido – keep up the good work!

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  11. 11
    sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shyte says says:

    He is a horny handed son of toil,up the workers!

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  12. 13

    Most Parisians seem more surprised that the much derided president had it in him HC at Speccie

    I thought the idea was that Julie Gayet had had it in her?

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  13. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Will we see this on the BBC news or in The Guardian? I don’t think so. If he was as far to the right as he is to the left he would have been all over them by now with added anti facist demonstrators at his meetings.

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  14. 19
    Right Full Rudder says:

    Is it not a fair question to ask Ed why he allows communists in his party? If any centre right party allowed fascists, the sky would fall in. How are communists any better?

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    • 25
      Not the BBC says:

      Because we say so.
      Thank you for your license fee – as if you have a choice Comrade…

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    • 33
      FFS says:

      Because the entire Labour Party is full of communists, communist sympathisers and useful idiots happy to go along with communism for their own ends.

      Ever since the SDP group left Labour there have only been communists in the party. They only pretend to be centre left in order to cadge votes.

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      • 39
        John Bellingham says:

        Almost all of Blair’s cabinets were “former” communists/CND/Militant Tendency/Trot types. They changed their underpants for power and position–just as the “ILP”, Independent Labour Party types did in 1945. But they didn’t change their spots-or their smell.

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  15. 20
    My Big Fat Scrounger on Crap4 & Eternally repeated on Bore4 says:

    Communists are inhumane arseholes!

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  16. 21
    Not the BBC says:

    With credentials like that, if he is unsuccessful then I’m sure a high ranking job at the BBC will be available.

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  17. 22
    Jasmin Beckett's Dildo says:

    can we send him on a fact finding mission to texas, they’d love him…..

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  18. 24
    Somewhat offpissed. says:

    Do you think he and B-B-B-Balls will hit it off OK. The prize for being the biggest loony tune in the Peoples Party is up for grabs now that the Prime Mentalist is in the process of exiting stage left, and the Competition could be quite entertaining to aficionados of the weird and wonderful ways of the Milliband Circus.

    Answers on a sheet of used loo paper, please.

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  19. 34
    Too fast? says:

    I went to school with the Commies’ General Secretary Robert Griffiths.

    Nice bloke.

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  21. 36

    Union Mafia running riot.Innit!

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  22. 40
    Winston says:

    Len McCluskey of UNITE lectures at Communist Party GB events.

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    Rob says:

    The obvious ones like this are fairly harmless (and rare). It’s the entryists, who have burrowed into every government department, every profession and who dominate the BBC, these are the really dangerous ones.

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  25. 45
    Jim says:

    South Yorkshire is hardly anywhere

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  26. 46
    Robbo says:

    Wasn’t his dad a Leeds Labour MP?

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  27. 47
    CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

    Since the collapse of the old USSR most of the lefties have quite seamlessly transferred their allegiance to it’s natural successor in Brussels ,wonder why!

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  28. 50
    Leeds Worker says:

    All the stuff he has put out in Leeds appears to not mention politics, just the fact that he is local. Odd that.

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  29. 51
    Leeds Worker says:

    Its all gone quiet on this one, despite the selection meeting for Leeds East being close. I saw Lisa Johnson the GMBs political officer up in Yorkshire with Paul Nicholson of the Yorkshire Regional Labour Party. Wonder if this was the issue they were discussing.

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  30. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Richard Burgon just got the nomination for Leeds East.

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