January 28th, 2014

Illegal Foreign Worker Inside Labour HQ
General Secretary Knew Arnie Graf Had Visa Problem

Within Labour HQ they will be wincing in pain at the Sun’s frontpage story, because insiders knew there was a problem with Arnie Graf’s immigration status – a business visa only entitles the holder to have meetings, do deals, research, buy and sell goods and services – not to do paid work. The issue was flagged to Labour’s General Secretary Ian McNicol as recently as a few weeks ago. Legally the buck stops with him…

The Guardian reported as far back as June 2011 that there was a problem when it ran a profile about Arnie Graf’s hiring by Ed Miliband:

“It was an unusual commission: “‘Ed Miliband – would like you to do a piece of work for him?'” Chicago community organiser Arnie Graf recalls being asked back in November. “But because of our immigration rules and the type of visa you’re on,” the veteran activist quotes the Labour leader’s aide as continuing, “you can’t do anything ‘productive’.”

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Arnie’s activities in the UK have changed over the years since, his original review of the party’s campaign stucture has led to more work, for which the Labour Party admits he has been paid his usual rate plus expenses. He has been spending months at a time in the UK, culminating in a starring role in last November’s Labour Party political broadcast in which he says “For 48 of my 50 year career I never worked for a politician or a political party. Fundamentally, I did not trust them. That is until I met Ed Miliband two years ago, along with hundreds of Labour party members and staff throughout the UK. I decided to work with Ed because I believe in his basic goodness and compassion.” A video confession that he is working illegally in the UK for the Labour Party…


97 Comments

  1. 1
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    “you can’t do anything ‘productive’.”

    That sums up Labour right there.

    Perfect.

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    • 2
      Mr Potato Head2 says:

      He should fit in very well indeed.

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    • 5
      Wait - what! says:

      Socialism in one sentence, right there.

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    • 28
      nell says:

      bit like bullyballs’ policy on education – musn’t be competitive in any way – each child should be schooled to the lowest denominator possible.

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    • 47
      Common Man says:

      This sums up the LibLabCon referendum denying, soverignty destroying, democracy bashing, UK hating, expenses loving, social democratic self appointed ‘elite’….

      “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of
      its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live
      under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The
      robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at
      some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good
      will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of
      their own conscience.” CS Lewis.

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    • 78
      White Dee & Black Dee says:

      As long as he spends plenty of dollars a tops up the VAT take that OK with us its keeps the benefits flowing.
      Lets hope he “enriches” us all.

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      • 89
        labour insider says:

        Irish Dee and Afro-Caribbean Dee should be allowed the right of return to their ethnic homelands. We can’t truly have de-colonised while we keep these people here in such poor conditions.

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      • 90
        ed milliband says:

        Can we have less of the ‘white’ and ‘black’ please. Race is a social construct and has no biological meaning.

        I suggest Hippo Dee and fuckbucket Dee as politically correct replacements

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    • 84
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      Did Miliband get permission from McMclusky before he employed Arnie Graf ?

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  2. 3
    White D says:

    Fucking knob.

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  3. 4
    White Dee says:

    Me and Fungi think Mr Miliband will look after hard working people like us, with this cost of living crisis that the squeezed middle are suffering.

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    • 50
      Common Man says:

      You and Fungi are white British and working class, the Labour party hates you.

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      • 63
        Gandher says:

        White dee and fungi are Irish by their own admittance . We should have deported her after she was sentenced for stealing . At least let the Irish government pay their bennies

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      • 64
        Anonymous says:

        Both second generation Irish Immigrants first generation works second generation sits back and votes for the party that brings in moor immigrants

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        • 65
          Gandher says:

          Were there any ethnic English on benefits street? None jump out as obvious.

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          • labour insider says:

            any english on bennies street will have been out at work – if they haven’t left the area completely. 13 nationalities and no jobs – not a great advert for immigration and multiculturalism.

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        • 93
          Jack Ketch says:

          Why don’t Labour just organise him a visa in the same way that Mandelsohn managed to arrange one for that smooth-cheeked young Brazilian teenager who worked under him?

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    • 94
      broderick crawford says:

      NO WAY YOUR MIDDLE CAN BE SQUEEZED DEE…..

      IT S CURRENT GIRTH CIRCA 60 INCHES AND GROWING PUTS YOU FAVOURITE FOR THE NEXT FREE GASTRIC BAND PROCEDURE LOTTERY PRIZE.

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  4. 6
    Penfold says:

    Tsk, tsk.
    Oh dear me, whatever happened to British jobs for British workers?
    Such a cavalier disregard for the laws.
    We must have an inquiry, heads must roll, this is totally unacceptable.

    Shrieks of outrage, demands for pickets to be immediately emplaced.

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  5. 7
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, Labour are a rogue employer!

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  6. 10
    Bilda Berger says:

    Labour Parteh and its inmates are above the law, as any fule kno.

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  7. 11
    Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal says:

    Visas are for little people.

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  8. 12
    Labour=Waste says:

    Presumably he’s not paying tax and NI either?

    Labour are out of control, they rant at others but cannot even get their own staff to obey the rules.

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  9. 13
    Ed Miliband - Finger on the pulse says:

    Will a Mastercard do instead?

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  10. 14
    Jim says:

    UK Law is a Farce.

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  11. 15
    Steve Miliband says:

    His daughter was good at tennis mind

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  12. 16
    David Cameron says:

    If I become Prime Minister, no one in a bank that has received a state bailout will receive more than £2000 bonus.

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  13. 19
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Why haven’t the BBC reported this yet?

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    • 23
      Fatty Pang says:

      We are the BBC are completely above board on the issue of employing illegal immigrants.

      We make sure they are on IR35.

      PS – Fuck any FOI requests – It’s the unique way we are funded.

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    • 24
      Not a BBC spokesperson says:

      Because it isn’t in the Guardian.

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    • 27
      The BBC says:

      Evil Tory cuts. Wrong sort of recovery. Triple-dip recession.

      Vote Labour.

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    • 34
      nell says:

      The beeb isn’t into proper reporting – at least not like normal news channels – they are a biased political mouthpiece for the left – and if there is no genuine news to support their view they spend the rest of their time fabricating it instead.

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    • 59
      The BBC says:

      STFU – who asked you Loudhailer? Pay your TV Tax or go to jail

      Meanwhile:

      The Government is having to explain why it has left 25 square miles of Somerset under water.

      Farmers, residents and local communities have blamed Cameron and his hopeless Environment Secretary for not dredging rivers, some thing that the Tories should have been doing (or at least helpfully pointing out to the previous administration) for the last 20 years.

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      • 71
        Wyvern says:

        Go to deer leap and look down on the scene, the reel problem is this is reclaimed land. Alfred the great did hide out from the Danes down this way
        The whole area is surrounded by hills (Mendips Brendons Quantocks and Blackdowns. the watershed is is only about forty miles from the coast ( the Bristol channel has over a thirty foot tidal range on spring tides ) With all the building and lack anywhere for the water to go I think they are Fcuked

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  14. 21
    Wait - what! says:

    He had a relative with spiky hair – Van der was his name I believe.

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  15. 22
    Cecil B DeMiliband says:

    Good, that’s at least one person “working” in the party. The rest of us are playing party games.

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  16. 25
    Sue says:

    Utterly appalling that Labour bring in illegal workers to work & plot against the interests of the British people.

    They really do hate the British & the nation state – why would any indigenous British person vote for this scum?

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    • 29
      retardEd Miliband says:

      Cotht of living cwy-thith?

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    • 54
      Common Man says:

      The Labour party don’t care becuase there aren’t many British indigenous peoples left.

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    • 80
      White Dee & Black Dee says:

      we couldn’t put it better , bringing in foreign scum to take jobs from British scum, its not on unless you increase our benefits, what do benefits equal VOTES.

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  17. 26
    Ed Miliband says:

    We need to pay people a living wage benefit.

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  18. 30
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Does this not make the entire Labour party Quislings?

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  19. 31
    nell says:

    Well obviously arniegraf is working wonders for the tory party – labour’s poll lead , last night, down to 1 – bullyballs has just reinforced the electorates view of him as economically illiterate with his 50p tax rate speech and militwit still boring on about his ‘cost of living crisis’

    I hope mr graf is permitted to stay at least until the 2015 election.

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    • 37
      retardEd Miliband says:

      According to the latetht YouGov poll, Labour’th lead ith two pointth! That’th mathive!

      Tho thuckth boo to you!

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    • 52
      Fatty Pang says:

      …”reinforce” with most of the electorate. The minority of small-minded bigots the Eds need to vote for them will lap the 50p crap right up.

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  20. 35

    Calls ‘imself a Party Leader, I call it a diabolical Liberty.

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  21. 36
    Mr Happy says:

    If you are an employer doesn’t the law say you have to confirm the legal status of all employees?

    Sounds like a visit to the Police station for Mr Milliband.

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    • 45
      The Critic says:

      Deportation to follow I presume? Then a UKBA audit for the Labour Party.

      The Guardian said in Jan 2011:

      According to a party insider, “Graf is coming over with a very wide-ranging brief’

      They knew all along and either arrogantly assumed they would be above the law, or are so incompetent they lack the procedures to administer the right to work rules they legislated.

      Either way,it just proves what a waste of time it is trying to polish turds.

      How many more are they employing illegally?

      Labour -dodgy gangmasters with flasher offices.

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  22. 39
    Mark Carney says:

    You don’t want foreigners running this country.

    Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous ?

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  23. 40
    Anonymous says:

    He should be arrested and deported, and the Labour Party prosecuted just like everyone else would be.

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    • 92
      Ophelia Gently says:

      Wot? Like Lardarse Prescott was when he decked someone in full view of several million TV viewers? You’re havin’ a Giraffe mate!

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  24. 41
    General Secretary Ian McNicol says:

    Employment law is for little people

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  25. 42
    james turner (street) says:

    its the dream megaband deal

    – combining ‘nothing productive’ with ‘belief’ in mister ed’s ‘goodness’

    its just like that here

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  26. 44
    altruism in industry says:

    Where is the fucking MOD when you need it ?
    Why haven’t these treasonous bastards been found dead under a peer ?

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  27. 46
    Gordon says:

    British Jobs for British Socialists

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  28. 49
    Dial G 4 Group 4 says:

    Time to chain him between two 6 footers who are not briefed in first aid and escort him onto the next plane States bound.

    Then raid Labour HQ and lock the fookers up for 48 days without seeing a lawyer.

    That’s fair.

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  29. 53
    Open borders Marxism = cheap staff says:

    If he has no working visa he cannot get a National Insurance number. No N.I. number means he has no way of legally paying income tax to HMRC.
    Did he have a dodgy N.I. numberor was he evading income tax ???

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  30. 56
    Ah! Wonder says:

    Where is Fatty Pang?

    He can’t have disappeared off the radar.

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  31. 60
    Displaced Brummie says:

    In a detention centre ASAP and send him back.

    Either for being an illegal immigrant or for looking like such a smug, self-serving git.

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  32. 61
    Fish says:

    Miliband:

    Do as we say….not as we do.

    Ms Cooper insisted the Labour plans, which also include trebling the maximum fine for employing illegal workers to £30,000, were in contrast to the Government’s “gimmicks” such as text messages and “offensive” advertising vans.

    http://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/mar/05/labour-crackdown-employers-exploiting-migrants

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    • 62
      Georgie Osborne's Blue and White Army says:

      Stop making excuses will you.

      Unless you come down like a ton of bricks on unacceptable little scams like this your living standards will suffer.

      Do you want to live in a second rate country full of no hopers?

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  33. 67
    Tom Catesby. says:

    ‘Can’t do anything productive’. Just like the rest of them really.
    What’s he doing here anyway?Can we expect action from the immigration and borders agency people soon? I think not.

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  34. 69
    unprivileged one says:

    Fecking white trash – we have enough of our own, chuck him out

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  35. 72
    • 73
      Anon. says:

      “If you knowingly employ an illegal worker, you can also go to jail for up to 2 years and receive an unlimited fine”.

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      • 83
        UK Border Patrol says:

        Or you can get a slap on the wrist and be given advice on how they can apply for legal status.

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  36. 75
    Mr. Barrack Hussein, get your socks on, you'll be late says:

    “Chicago community organiser Arnie Graf ”

    Don’t we know of yet another ‘Chicago community organiser’ who went on to supposedly greater things?

    I wonder what became of him?

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    • 82
      Joe Biden says:

      Do you mean the well known muslim barmy hussien o’barma?.

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      • 91
        altruism in industry says:

        I f I was a religion with an agenda then I might infiltrate the enemy organizations and get them to do stuff that would help my cause but it would need the funding and capability of the government of a country. I dunno which country that would be.

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  38. 86

    Bloody Commies !

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