February 6th, 2014

Arnie Graf Row Growing in Labour HQ

The Arnie Graf visa row is simmering below the surface. James Forsyth reports in this week’s Spectator:

“It would be wrong, though, to think of Labour as a totally happy ship at the moment. There is the row over the visa status of Arnie Graf, the American community organiser and a close ally of Miliband. Graf’s friends think rivals inside the Labour machine deliberately leaked the news that he had no work permit in an effort to undermine him. Miliband’s confidants, by contrast, think the leak was designed to embarrass Iain McNicol, who as the party’s general secretary might would be hurt most by any administrative failure.”

Poor McNicol is running out of friends, fast.


  1. 1
    The joker says:

    Why have the Police not found this man yet ?

    • 4
      Gordon says:

      British jobs for British Socialist Propagandists.

    • 13
      Abbott to Perry says:

      Why is it considered good to have more women in Parliament?

      As far as I can see they get bogged down in trivia, concentrating on trivial things, making loads of trivial laws, which when added together make one very oppressive state.

    • 14
      Ah! Wonder says:

      If he’s paying tax?

      • 20
        Mitch says:

        That’s exactly the point. His visa doesn’t allow him to earn a wage over here.

      • 36
        GTFO says:

        He is a chosen one, he can do what he likes and anyone who criticises him is an anti-semite.
        His main job is to make sure GB taxpayers work for the advancement of Israel.

    • 32
      Maximus says:

      Uncanny resemblance to Evan “P.A.” Davis. Could they be related in some way?

    • 44
      Andrew Mitchell says:

      The Police??

      You are joking

      All they can do is arrest the wrong man

  2. 2
    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    Gosh, I cannot believe that Labour would do that to one of their own. You would not have got that in the days of Ali Campbell.

  3. 3
    MiliYankers says:

    The Milibands consider themselves as Yankers anyway.

    Their old man never quite got there after deciding to hang around looting London homes bombed in the blitz.

    FFS David Mili even buys his Children from the states.

    • 46
      Tom says:

      They were stateless after the War

      So why should they feel attached to any country apart from Ysrael?

  4. 5
    Enough - slash the state says:

    Did you know that as taxpayers, we fund a ‘Minister for Civil Society’ – what the actual f_ck!

    • 9
      V Havel says:

      Who the hell is that?

    • 11
      C.O.Jones says:

      Well when you consider that there was once a Twitter Tzar then you have to imagine how many other useless non jobs have been created.

      We the taxpayer are mugs.

      • 21
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        I really didn’t get the Twitter Tzar.

        The various private sector web platforms which come along, especially those not created in the UK, cannot be governed per se through such mechanisms.

        It really is like government attempting to govern areas of the fashion industry. Now why don’t they do that ?

      • 47
        Tom says:

        Was that blue sky mong Hilton the twitter czar?

        Before he pissed off to Gougle in California?

    • 15
      Buzz says:

      Also be very scared of anything with, environment, climate, diversity, community or inclusive in its title.

    • 16
      rick says:

      Don’t worry, CMD said he would cut down on this sort of “jobs for the boys/girls” type of Public spending Waste. He wouldn’t Lie, would he ?

    • 40
      Jack says:

      It is a Ministry designed to give johnny foreigner the idea that the British are civil

  5. 6
    British Jobs For British Workers says:

    The Labour Party, as the employer of this illegal worker, is liable for a fine.

  6. 7
    ANUSbUTTOCKS says:

    If this cu’nt was a Tory advisor the filth at the BBC would be shitting themselves in glee

    Cmon UK border agency, locate this illegal with all haste!!
    if not sooner

  7. 8
    Politicus says:

    Ah, just like the old days with people in the same camp briefing each other.

    I suspect Ed Balls is sharpening his set of knives, ready to shank Miliband at any moment.

    BTW Anyone seen Wee Dougie ;-)

    • 18
      C.O.Jones says:

      Ed Balls did not have a brother to practice on so should be careful. Experience counts in this game.

    • 22
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      Balls knows that Miliband is a tosser and is just waiting for his chance
      to stab him in the back so he can ease his boy wife into place .

      • 35
        was it something I said? says:

        Balls will stab his wife too for a shot at ‘the precious’?

      • 42
        Hansard writer says:

        Balls knows he will never be accepted by anyone half sane

        But he will kill this Millie for his wife

        He will then use guerilla tactics on Yvette to get his way by the back door

        BTW Yvette seems a reasonably same tomboy – how can she stand more than 5 miutes with the Crazed Blinking One?

    • 41
      Hansard writer says:

      Wee Dougie has been told by Thuggie Whelan Blinky and their Heavies to shut it permanently

      Or perhaps we can no longer see him over the Desparch Box

  8. 12
    Hopi says:

    ,,,,,,,,,,,a lovely, beautiful, inspiring barnacle.

    It’s time to scrape him off the boat.

  9. 17
    John Bull (British Bulldog) says:

    They need to get their act together, and fast.

    The main event isn’t Spring 2015 – it’s 18 September 2014. There is nothing else beyond that date. There is nothing else that should be exercising the minds of our political leaders, in this pivotal year of destiny for our nation.

    Our great United Kingdom is sleepwalking towards the humiliating fiasco of national disintegration. Everything else is a mere footnote.

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

    223 days and counting. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

  10. 19
    Ah! Shit says:

    Coronation Street actor William Roache cleared of sex offences

    • 23
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      What with Kevin Webster and now this just what is going on at the CPS in Manchester ?

      Backsides need to be kicked methinks.

      • 25
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        CPS proceeding with dodgy cases in order to protect the real offenders, some of whom might be within its own ranks ?

        • 27
          Perry Mason says:

          Bit embarrassing too when you have to admit in front of a Jury that even you think one of the charges you have chosen to bring to the Crown Court does not stand up.

          This is a bigger shambles than the average taxpayer will ever realize.

  11. 24
    Judge Dread says:

    To lose one high profile Court case you have chosen to bring is unfortunate but to lose two high profile Court cases you have chosen to bring is ………………..

  12. 29
    Old Grumpy says:

    I am a dyed in the wool Conservative, so it grieves me to put a spanner in your works over this, dear Guido!

    Graf is probably using an agency through which to work here. There is a pretty standard legal chain, which avoids the issues of work visas as opposed to business visas.

    I used to use ‘em all the time.

    You use your ACCOUNTANT to put together a cover company. You then enter a contract with that company, as a shareholder.

    You make your contact with your overseas end employer through an agency. The end employer enters and enabling contract with the agency, who, in turn, does the same with your cover company.

    All payments are made to the agency, which then pays the company, which pays you, subject to Social Security payments, corporation tax, sales tax and any other tax/levy.

    Bizniss ye see!

    It makes the world go round.

    • 30
      non taxable pikey says:

      It’s the only way the oil gets out of the ground, to the refinery and thence to the pumps so you can avoid the Tube strike.

    • 48
      Lord Madoff Mandelson says:

      Can I register the compamy in Bermuda?

  13. 31
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    One nation labour’s rules are not applicable to themselves.

  14. 39
    Jack says:

    Will Empty Ed resign for employing an illegal immigrant sevant like Mark Harper has just done?

    Shurely this is illegal exploitation?

  15. 43
    Jack Ketch says:

    Just do an analysis of how many Labourites are foreigners or first generation invaders. Few have English, let alone British heritage. They have no feeling for British workers, British values or British sensibilities, apart from the cash, that is.

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

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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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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