January 27th, 2014

Bright Blue Director’s SpAd Blocking Temper Tantrum

Over Christmas dripping wet Tory pressure group Bright Blue launched a blistering attack on the Conservative Party’s messaging. The group’s director Ryan Shorthouse slammed the Dave for “pandering to prejudice, uncertainty and anger”. Though now it appears it was Shorthouse who was the angry one – he was blocked by Downing Street in December from becoming a SpAd to David Willets at BIS. Revenge is a dish best served on a slow news day.


  1. 1
    cep says:

    Fuck off to labour then.


  2. 2
    Rip Van Winkle says:


  3. 3
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    He could have gone to UKIP.

    But after this little episode they probably wouldn’t take him.

    There is a big lesson to be learned there.

  4. 4
    bergen says:

    I wonder if a spad will ever be appointed from the real world away from Westminster.

  5. 5
    Code Breakers says:

    Bright Blue is short for Socialist Homosexualist, Europhilists.


  6. 6
    Taxpayer says:

    He’s a self-regarding, rent-seeking twat among other self-regarding rent-seeking twats. No minister needs a SPAD. Any minister employing one should resign from office immediately and leave the Hosue of Commons at the next election.

  7. 7
    Taxpayer says:

    I wonder if a Spad will ever be put up against a wall and shot.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    F**k him what about my tax up to 50% if that idiot gets voted in by their client
    base just f**king idiot just doing it to spite the hard workers like my self.

  9. 9
    I had a funny feeling you'd say that. says:


  10. 10
    SpAd-U-Like....not says:
  11. 11
    Ah! Wonder says:

    Ed Vazey consulting Lennie Henry to discover why the number of black actors is declining

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Cos we don’t make films like Zulu anymore.

  13. 13
    Small Business says:

    The day I receive a tax bill for 50% from a Labour government will be the day I tell my employees and suppliers to look elsewhere for an income because I will be emigrating.

  14. 14
    Bilda Berger says:

    Any minister employing one should resign from office immediately and leave the Hosue of Commons at the next election.

    Since they all have them, and as a matter of principle. Why TF are we still paying for Wastemonster when our laws are made in Brussels by Barroso and Herman van Bumboy?

  15. 15
    The cure for insomnia says:

    Have you been listening to Rachel Reeves ?

  16. 16
    Ed Balls says:

    Look, I’m not actually going to put the top rate of tax up to 50%, that would be idiotic. I’m just *saying* I will to delight the knuckle-draggers who vote Labour.

    After the election, I’ll keep tax just as it is.

  17. 17
    Bilda Berger says:

    You are Silent Bob and I claim my

  18. 18
    RADA says:

    They are such good actors no-one notices what colour they are.

  19. 19
    kmc says:

    Probably because not becoming an actor reduces your chances of bumping into Lenny Henry.

  20. 20
    kmc says:


  21. 21
    Londoner says:

    I wonder what business it is of the government whether people want to be actors or not. Acting, like musicianship, is a creative activity. He may as well ask why not enough Romanian immigrants want to be folk singers and why there is such a shortage of clog dancers in the Isle of Wight.

  22. 22
    They all have a Common Purpose says:

    @Code Breakers

    “Bright Blue is short for Socialist Homosexualist, Europhilists.”

    Hmm…in a Venn diagram, that could place him in either the Labour, Conservative or Lib-Dem parties.

  23. 23
    Notice on a bog roll dispenser...PPE degrees, please take two! says:

    That would certainly prevent them from becoming MPs later on!

  24. 24
    Interminable Bore says:

    Well he still lists Willetts as an “Advisor” …

    And the obligatory “internment” role.

    Only ever met the other co-founder. What a twat he is.

  25. 25

    They could always ‘white up ‘ I suppose !

  26. 26
    JH3984902389032 says:

    Christ. Just when I thought Saint Henry’s career was finally circling the bowl with shit ads for hotels, he goes and starts being a stage actor.

    Of course, all the lefty theatre types just love him. They were never going to do anything else really, were they?

  27. 27
    Observer says:

    Clearly this Bright Blue lot would wholly approve of Cameron’s latest admission that he is the ineffectual, spineless left wing leader of an ineffectual, spineless left wing party then:

    “Europe has tied my hands on immigration”:



  28. 28
    Never believe anything you find on Google (or anywhere else on-line) says:

    With enough loop holes for my brother and his friends and colleagues to avoid paying more than 5% and keep 100,000 accountants (alias tax avoidance consultants) in business.

  29. 29
    Jack Ketch says:

    Watching Musketeers last night on BBC. While I can handle Malcolm Tucker as Cardinal Richelieu in mufti, I was surprised to discover that Baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds–better known as Porthos, the hero of the siege of La Rochelle was black.

  30. 30
    Jimmy says:

    “Ryan Shorthouse slammed the Dave for “pandering to prejudice, uncertainty and anger””

    What else does he think the Conservative Party is for?

  31. 31
    pippakin says:

    Revenge is a dish best served on a slow news day.

    It sure is..

  32. 32
    Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

    In such a venn diagram, there would only be a tiny sliver of red, yellow and blue at the far extremities of what is basically one circle, such is the overlap between parties in how they all overtax, overspend, overborrow, pander to politically correct minorities, give in to the EU and embrace insane and suicidal energy policies. How can they all almost equally be wrong on all the same crucial issues?

    The only way to vote for change from abject failure, is to vote UKIP.

  33. 33
    Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

    Until a month before losing another general election, of course… Then it will be back to the damaging scorched earth policy and political booby traps again.

  34. 34
    Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

    “Europe has tied my hands on immigration”

    Then grow a pair and tell the EU to go £u(k itself!

  35. 35
    Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

    Unlike labour who pander to totalitarian, monocultural sexist homophobic prejudice, overt anti-white racism, misandric sexist hatred and bullying and corrupt unqualified bankers.

    What else is the labour party for? It certainly is NOT the party of the working classes anymore, and hasn’t been for decades.

  36. 36
  37. 37
    Knobhead says:

    Oh well, no point posting here.

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