February 4th, 2014

Tristram Joins the Tatler Tories

The curse of the Tatler Tories strikes again. You’re seen as the poshest kid in Labour, so what do you need? A profile in Tatler, of course, where they say you’re so bloody Tory you even smell rich:

“So step forward, Tristram Hunt. Posh, proud and one day, maybe, PM.”

Pass the sick bucket.

UPDATE: Tristram Hunt’s office would like to point out it was a “proactive Tatler profile…no cooperation from us”. They claim the magazine must have purchased the pictures from elsewhere.


  1. 1
    Fink 'bout tit, yeah? says:

    There’s a reason he’s called Hunt.


    • 3
      SleeplessInKirkaldy says:

      Because he has a hairy… nostril


      • 103
        Jack Straw says:

        “If you are black or Asian, gay or lesbian, there’s no question your life has been transformed by Labour, and I’m very proud to have been part of that.”



        • 126
          smoke and mirrors says:

          Your wages have gone down because desperate EU workers are cheaper to employ.
          Thanks Labour.


          • Anonymous says:

            But is not cheapo big business the ones to blame? Clearly, “smoke and mirrors” is a fitting name.


          • smoke and mirrors says:

            Politicians are funded by cheapo big businesses to work for them and to forget the British worker.
            The smoke and mirrors is Labour pretending they represent workers while encouraging everyone to live here and depress wages.
            Returning to Jack Straw’s quote, wages in Newham have decreased 13.8% since 2007 according to the TUC. So when Mandelson and his fascists were rubbing our noses in unemployment NuLabour were screwing their own.
            Strange that you don’t know that anon.
            Blinkered or bigoted ?


        • 159
          Jack Straw says:

          “I transformed half of Asia into the midlands”



          • Graham says:

            Straw was the chief architect of the Islamisation of the UK. You can see the results in practically every city and town in the country. But Straw incredulously states that uncontrolled immigration was not a hidden deliberate policy. He’s a fucking liar.


    • 45
      hysterial harold says:

      we would be better off if we just got rid of posh people tbh.

      let them all live on the Isle Of Wight or give them Scotland maybe.

      allow the rest of us to get on with our lives without being ruled by public school, oxbridge tossers.


      • 51
        Fink 'bout tit, yeah? says:

        But then you’d be ruled by the red-brick university tossers, people with degrees in The Beatles and Surfing.


        • 87
          UKIP or bust says:

          Or PRESCLOT. Arrrrrrrgggghhhhh


        • 111
          hysterial harold says:

          i’d rather we ruled ourselves, not be stuck with an archaic monarchy and a ruling class – of whatever political bent – monopolised by an incredibly small cross section of society


          • Pitkapoika says:

            Do you mean that educated and intelligent incredibly small cross section of society, including those who can spell their own pseudonyms.


          • Anonymous says:

            Working For The Few
            On the subject of power (and money) being monopolised, a recent Oxfam report shows that: “The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world”. Is not that an incredibly small cross section of society? Not that the hard-right reactionaries would care.


          • smoke and mirrors says:

            I realised that when I saw Osborne, Mandelson and a Rothschild on a Russian oligarch’s floating palace in the Mediterranean.
            They Establishment political lackeys weren’t discussing the minimum wage.
            As for ‘right-wing reactionaries’. Are you aged 10.


          • Anonymous says:

            Dear “smoke and mirrors” (or are Tory Boy?)

            I said ‘hard-right reactionaries’. If you are going insult people – at least quote them correctly.



          • smoke and mirrors says:

            I notice you do not question the description of evil Socialism, Establishment lackeys or Labour’s attack on the British working class.
            You found it easier to highlight a slight misquote.
            I’m more socially aware than any Tory, Labour or LibDem self serving parasite or their bigoted and prejudiced followers.
            I’m proud to be both a RMT and a UKIP member.


        • 160
          Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore says:

          Lefty don’t surf.


    • 65
      Stella Creasy says:

      I’m posh. Please look at me.

      Me me me me me me me me ME.

      And I’m blonde.


      • 109
        Chukka says:

        I’m posh,privileged and rich too.
        And I’m gorgeous to look at.


        • 138
          Stella Creasy says:

          I have a thicker skin than you. I already been deselected once – when I was a Labour Councillor.

          And I bet you don’t eat as much cake as meeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


  2. 2
    Chuka Umunna - PM elect says:

    “So step forward, Thristram Hunt. Posh, proud and one day, maybe, PM.”

    Not if it’s got anything to do with me!


  3. 4
    Chukka Umunna says:

    How do I edit my own Tatler page?


  4. 5
    Sandra says:

    Did his grandfather own the pits? A tenuous connection wit the working class, but a connection none the less.

    I would have thought that the Labour millionaire elites on the front bench feel right at home with Tristram.


    • 122
      Kindly be seated says:

      So grandad MUST have been the one black rich oppressor of the workers who was ably portrayed in the Olympics show of how the UK used to look in the 1800s.

      A Caribbean mulatto in a top hot really caught the mood of those times.


  5. 6
    Not sure it works this way says:

    They think he should be a Tory because of how he behaves and looks?? Not because of the things he wants to/doesn’t want to do?


    • 23
      brown-dog says:

      Remember, you can only judge people by their behaviours and not their rhetoric.

      Many on this blog still think that New Labour (and by inference Tony Blair, Mandelson et al) are socialists. Yet they were the ones that eliminated clause iv in order to re-brand themselves as fit for The City boys, cuddled up to the likes of Murdoch and introduced laissez-faire capitalism so that the City running dogs could let rip. Meanwhile they all became millionaires in the process.

      C’mon, pull the other one. It’s got bells on.


      • 61
        Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

        The one that really makes me cringe is the intellect-free organ sitting on top of Harriet Harridan’s neck. She’s as much a leftie as Michael Heseltine, yet she enjoys her moneyed background and privilege as if no-one’s rumbled her. It makes perfect sense that this vacuous, brain-washed waxwork sits alongside man-of-the-people Lord Stansgate Jr, he of the snake-like aspect and the refrain of “Oh, dear, Papa! What can we do about IHT on your Kensington pile before you snuff it, pray tell!”

        At least trougher Yeo never pretended to be anything other than a Tory.


      • 131
        smoke and mirrors says:

        Socialism is a tool to fool millions of other tools.
        Socialism morphs from one dictatorial Establishment clique to another.
        Blair and NuLabour just passed it on to Tory Socialists.


      • 139
        (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

        Not socialists at all but hard line “real politik” apparatchicks who hate the proletariat and will suck up to anyone to enrich themselves and their cabal.
        They would love to rule over a society of two classes, the non voting benefit claiming underclass and the tax paying labour voting new middle class.
        As for the poor saps that believe in self determination small state and conservatism (with a small c), well they’ll all soon be dead so f*ck them.


      • 154
        Anonymous says:

        As with the willful mis-use of the term National Socialists, most people on this blog must be fully aware that New Labour (Tony Blair and his mates) are NOT socialists. Yet it does not seem in the interests of the (guy) folks that run this blog to correct such ‘mistakes’. If they could get away with it, would not some blame the Labour Party for the floods?


        • 156
          smoke and mirrors says:

          Thats one of the problems with Socialism.
          If fails every time but each time another Establishment clique use their ‘useful idiots’ to oppress the majority and protect themselves.
          The German National Socialist Workers Party was left wing. Please revisit your history.
          In fact Google Socialist totalitarian regimes to see how evil Socialism is.
          Then grow up and join real working people, including union members like myself, in supporting UKIP.


          • Anon says:

            And why are the hard-right/reactionaries attempting to rewrite history? For Hitler was a Nazi, he did not nationalize companies. As a ‘Socialist’, why would he murder communists and socialists – or invade the USSR? The word ‘Socialist’ in ‘National Socialist’ was only there to (falsely) obtain the support of the working class. Hitler was a f-a-s-c-i-s-t, he never socialized anything. National Socialism is Nazi – it sure ain’t Socialism.


          • Anon says:

            P.S: Nazi Fascism and the Totalitarianism State

            “The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist, totalitarian state. Totalitarian regimes, in contrast to a dictatorship, establish complete political, social, and cultural control over their subjects, and are usually headed by a charismatic leader. Fascism is a form of right-wing totalitarianism which emphasizes the subordination of the individual to advance the interests of the state. Nazi fascism’s ideology included a racial theory which denigrated “non-Aryans,” extreme nationalism which called for the unification of all German-speaking peoples, the use of private paramilitary organizations to stifle dissent and terrorize opposition, and the centralization of decision-making by.


          • smoke and mirrors says:

            As I previously mentioned ” Socialism is a tool to fool millions of tools”
            Your indoctrination does not allow you to understand the different strands of Socialism and only seeing one bigoted side to an argument does you no favours.
            Why is National Socialism worse than the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics ??????


          • smoke and mirrors says:

            Your description of f-a-s-c-I-s-m describes both the British Establishment politicians and the EU except the charismatic leader bit.
            EU National Socialists happily attack brown skinned people in the Middle East, and restrict their entry , while having open borders for EU citizens.
            That’s why it’s easier for a Latvian rapist to enter and work in the UK than an Indian brain surgeon.
            The EU is a racist f-a-s-c-i-s-t National Socialist tyranny that’s needs to be broken up before the next stage is implemented.
            You do realise that real Labour and hard-left reactionaries are anti EU because free movement of cheap workers into the UK depresses wages.
            Lastly, using a z instead of an s is proof of wiki use. Is that what political discussion is these days ?


        • 173
          Graham says:

          Somewhat surprisingly the Liebourite shits haven’t as yet placed the blame for the floods, rain and gales on Margaret Thatcher. But there’s still time.


  6. 7
    Owen Jones says:

    Imagine how glorious Twitter would be if was powered by humans rather than soulless racks upon racks of Servers in a datacentre…


  7. 8
    JH398403928094 says:

    What is the bloody point of worrying about what party they are in?

    LibLabCon are just three parallel routes to unaccounted riches while supposedly earning an MP’s salary, with the in-exile options of the Quangos or the EU to act as a backstop.

    It’s easier to think of the parties as nothing more than the Houses at the sort of school the fragrant Tristram went to. Different names, ideals and character supposedly, but all competing for the same prizes.


  8. 8
    The Late Baroness Thatcher of Pestilence says:

    Don’t know about you chaps but I could murder an Indian


    • 13
      Tony Blair says:

      Have you tried Iraqi?


    • 90
      carlo gambino says:

      BBC running it as THE MAIN STORY

      (pssst the amritsar massacre happened in 1984).

      Blah blah Labour claim… blah blah coalition tensions blah blah now the weather.

      That’ll be 500 grand to my service company.

      Thanks mugs.


  9. 10
    Rupert Fossberry-Flop says:

    He only joined Labour because the coin landed on tails.


    • 38
      Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

      He only joined Labour because he’s thick. Totally thick


      • 53
        Paniagua V5.1 says:

        He’s like someone of less than average intelligence who decides to emigrate to a 3rd world shit hole in order to shine.


        • 77
          The way of the world says:

          Which, of course, is a wholly rational course of action, even for people of above average intelligence, if the society they live in is not a meritocracy because it is run by nepotists, snobs and croney capitalists.


  10. 12
    Andy Car Park says:

    Strewth. Even by Westminster standards, he makes Fotherington-Thomas look butch.


  11. 15
    Andy's anagram solver says:

    Some anagrams of his name are:

    transmit hurt
    rant mistruth
    shirt tantrum

    …any others?


  12. 16
    "No we don't know that either" says:

    Go straight to 6:40 to see Unlucky Luciana get the Brillo treatment. I almost felt sorry for her being shown up as so utterly stupid. Almost but not quite.


    • 26
      Spartacus says:

      you posted this on the last article . . . yawn. . . yes she should be kept in a padded cell


    • 116
      geordieboy says:

      Will the millionaires on the labour front bench give back the £100k rebate that gentleman George gave them?


      • 144
        (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

        No they wont, they’re not greedy soulless Tory millionaires, they’re proper caring socialist millionaires (with villas in Tuscany and an empathy with the little people). Up the workers


  13. 20
    Mark Oaten says:

    Who hasn’t done something silly when they’ve had a few?


  14. 24
    Waste of time says:

    3 Englishmen involved in the big English Premiership top of the table monster mega clash of the Titans, last night.
    Both managers foreign.

    Mercenary league full of immigrants.
    Wise up England.


    • 32
      Both clubs owned by foreigners too. says:

      And we can’t even claim its because all our best players have gone abroad because no foreign club wants our crappy carthorses.


    • 40
      The National Union of Teachers says:

      We don’t like competitive sport because it might lead to some children becoming ambitious and non-docile.


  15. 27
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    He is a c u n t of the highest order isn’t he. Vain tw@ to boot.


  16. 34
    #Sally Bercow says:

    Party at my place drinks are on the house.


  17. 58
    Forbes reporter says:

    Tristram spread his cheeks for Mandy to get his leg up in the gangsta party

    Pass the sick bucket

    Mandy is now getting filthy rich with a Yeltsin promoted pillaging oligarch in Moscow

    Empty the sick bucket on his head


  18. 63
    Pete Grunshaw says:

    He’s the insider tip to replace Ed Miliband after 2015.


  19. 68
    Editor of the Titler glossy mag says:

    We promote celebs, Z listers and boobs when circulation drops

    Dear Tristram is one of us

    Born with a gold spoon up his arse and totally false

    Pretending to be important

    Sucking any cock to get ahead

    Doesnt believe one word he spouts



  20. 73
    Trader Garage says:

    Tristram really should be a UKIP reporter


  21. 74
    Sally Ally says:

    Is Tristram well hung?


  22. 76
    Not the BBC says:

    Another Blair, Labour because he could just as easily be a Tory.
    Self promotion is the underlying theme.
    Totally unsuited to anything else but politics – probably unsafe with power tools.
    Will sing and dance to his current party’s tune and take the salary.

    Remember who wanted the HoC to reflect society – well it does now so lap it up.


  23. 78
    Y fronts says:

    I can’t keep my eyes off Tristram’s buttocks


  24. 82
    Herman Van Quisling says:

    Ukip Are a sret to vorld peace.
    Ve must ensure zey have been neutralized before zey destory us all.

    So ve are building panzers to crush zem.


  25. 85

    Can’t we do something interesting and less trivial?

    Like beat up Bob Crow.


  26. 88
    John Bull (British Bulldog) says:

    Party affiliation, social class, and the petty controversies of the political news cycle are irrelevant at this pivotal moment in our island’s history.

    Our great United Kingdom is sleepwalking towards the humiliating fiasco of national disintegration. Everything else is a mere footnote. This year will be remembered by posterity for one thing alone.

    Our foes are licking their lips at the prospect of a Britain fragmented, diminished, confounded and in disarray.

    225 days and counting. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

    The only thing that counts in 2014 is: what are YOU doing to preserve our great United Kingdom?


    • 95
      Concerned reader says:

      You may have Alzheimers. You said this already.

      go see your doctor. He’s the man in the white coat, Ok?


      • 100
        John Bull (British Bulldog) says:

        Winston Churchill says:
        “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields… (etc)”

        Concerned reader says:
        “You’re repeating yourself Winston. You may have Alzheimers.”


        • 110
          Concerned reader says:

          If you now think you are Churchill then your condition may have deteriorated.
          You might have Brown’s syndrome where you believe you save the world.
          Best make that doctor’s appointment ASAP before it develops into Blair megalomania.


  27. 93
    Anthony Wedgwood Benn says:

    Ha, ha, ha, I gtot away with it for years, so will Hunt, Harman et al.


  28. 94
    Helen Grant says:

    I do know 5 things about sport.
    For instance, Tim Herman winning Wimbledon and Damon Hunt was a rally driver. Bradley Manning is a world, gold, cross dressing cyclist spy and Victoria Spice was manager of Manchester Ham before Karen Brady.. and ..erm..curling is a Scottish fluffing sport about cakes and buns and a pot of tea.


  29. 102
    Bill Quango MP/5 says:

    MPs also asked Caroline Thomson, the BBC’s former chief operating officer, about her pay-off, which saw her leave the corporation with around £700,000 and a £2 million pension pot.

    Asked to justify her pay, Ms Thomson said: “I did a very big responsible job, I could have earned a lot more if I was working for ITV.”

    Anyone have ITN’s number so we can ask them if that’s true?


    • 105
      Jack Black says:

      I’d rather have the number of Mrs Bercow’s ‘friend’.


    • 106
      TV Duty Pedant says:

      ITN was the news provider which no longer exists. ITV was something else.


    • 114

      She was a Blair advisor. Everything was telephone numbers then.


      • 149
        (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

        The plaintive bleat of the “new entitled” 2you’ve got to pay me loads of public money or I’ll go to the private sector for more.”
        Do us all a favour the, f*ck off and get it.
        Up the workers


    • 162
      One votes Labour and so does one's valet says:

      £2 million pension pot?

      When was the cap of a lifetime’s pension pot of £1.5 million introduced, or does it not apply to the Privileged Left?

      and from Apr-2014 the lifetime cap of £1.25 million applies.


  30. 125
    White Dee of Benefits St. says:

    If its a choice between this poof and Chukka I pick Chukks I love the darkies me.


  31. 128
    Well I never did !!! says:

    I find it remarkable that someone obviously as “posh” as Dr the Honourable Tristram Hunt isn’t a Conservative MP and not just that BUT that he is MP for Stoke -on-Trent Central. It just goes to prove the old adage that in traditional Labour constituencies you could put a rosette on anyone and they would elect them


    • 142
      Someone who doesn't even vote Labour says:

      It shows how corrupted the Labour Party has become and how divorces from its purpose in existing. I feel sorry for working people who have to put up with scum like this carpetbagging their way into ‘representing’ them.


      • 169
        Anonymous says:

        Given all the insults against the unemployed and disabled, it is not clear why anyone on this site would care if New Labour under-mines the working class. For are not you lot not are concerned that the present New Labour-ish Party might turn left-wing?


    • 183
      Non taxable pikey says:

      Works both ways. Blue painted dead dog in the gutter won in my place last time, and it’s doing a better job than Yeo ever did for South Suffolk.


  32. 161
    One votes Labour and so does one's valet says:

    Rah, rah, rah

    pass the Bolly old chap … there’s “trooble at t’mill” … guffaw!

    Row, row, row your boat
    gently down the stream
    quaff another Bolly boys
    Labour’s such a scream!


  33. 168
    Graham says:

    So Will Straw is a Liebour candidate sponsored by McCluskey and Unite. Another jerk , PPE graduate , wet behind the ears , and never had a real job in his life. These useless idiots should never be allowed to stand for election. Time to change the whole system.


  34. 175
    Sqeezing Pimples says:

    He is one of the richest and poshest MP yet he tried to say he knows what the poor Labourites have to deal with in Stoke a place known as the Beirut of England to go to his posh place far, far away. Saying that Stoke Labour voters will vote for a flat cap if it had a red rosette on it.


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