February 11th, 2014

The Honourable Tristram Scab

An impressive effort from Tristram Hunt to be called a Tory by Tatler and eviscerated by the Morning Star in the space of one week:

“Labour party shadow education minister and Engels biographer Tristram Hunt crossed a picket line of striking university lecturers at Queen Mary University on 10 February to lecture to students on Marx and Engels. The strikers, members of the UCU union, were taking part in a two-hour “lightning” strike as part of an extended campaign of industrial action against real pay cuts – the government’s 1% public sector pay, which is well below the rise in the cost of living. The Morning Star quoted a striker as saying the shadow minister looked “shamefaced” as he scabbed on crossed their picket line.”

Good for him.


  1. 1
    Silly Sally B13COW says:

    Coooeeee big boy !!

  2. 2
    C.O.Jones says:

    Marx and Engels?? That is a very productive input to society. Does the Labour Party have any engineers or industrialists?

    Sheet metal worker Prescott is not an engineer.

  3. 3
    Labour Fucktards says:

    Cünts, the lot of them

  4. 4
    Tim Bullingdon-Smythe says:

    Ra-ra Tristram, he’s one of us.

  5. 5
    Cherie says:

    Men with slightly right of centre leanings and a twinkle in their eye who join the Labour Party are very dangerous.

  6. 6
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Shit mental shirker.

    There, fixed it for you :-)

  7. 7
    London Underground says:

    Ticket machines do not strike nor have ‘bad days’.

  8. 8
    The Guardian says:

  9. 9
    Tristram Hunt says:

    I have no relationship to the means of production

  10. 10
    Tony Blair says:

    I’m starving.

    Could muller a Chinky.

  11. 11
    Taxpayer says:

    Why not send lazy gits like you off with a shovel and pair of wellies to do an honest day’s work for a change.

  12. 12
    seriously? says:

    I thought Prescott cleared the empty teapots and saucers from the dining room on the cross-channel ferry?

  13. 13
    seriously? says:

    This from The Grauniad. All your taxes are belong to our tax-haven and charitable trust.

  14. 14
    Just another toff says:

    Is Tristram Hunt rhyming slang?

  15. 15
    Chris Huhne says:

    Scab rhymes with Crab.

    And I have had both.

  16. 16
    The Useless Brigade. says:

    I fail to see anything useful in a two hour strike by a university lecturer. It’s not as if anyone would even notice. Which is probably why Mr Hunt didn’t.

  17. 17
    Tristram Cunt says:

    It wasn’t a speech on Marx & Engels. It was Volkers and Engel – http://www.engelvoelkers.com/

    Chukka recommended them.

  18. 18
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Don’t forget the Guardian, Owen.

  19. 19
    It welly is Eed says:

  20. 20
    Helen Lovejoy says:

    But Owen don’t forget the space programmes, will no one think of the space programmes

  21. 21
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    All tax is theft!

  22. 22
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Precisely when I were a lad a 2hr strike by a teacher was called a lesson.

  23. 23
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Hope to fuck the floods have breached the sea defences, then there may be sharks present.

  24. 24
    C.O.Jones says:

    Well, I got that one wrong, I thought he had been a sheet metal worker but have checked his wiki profile and all he was was a steward or waiter on the cruise ships. Sorry about the unintended promotion John, my bad.

  25. 25
    Nice Pose Ed says:

  26. 26
    Stupid says:

    “Iraqi suicide bombing instructor accidentally kills himself and pupils
    Over 20 trainee suicide bombers and their teacher were killed in Iraq when the tutor mistakenly detonated the bomb” – Daily Telegraph


    Will they be getting their 40 odd virgins in Heaven for being idiots?

  27. 27
    God's Holy Trousers says:

    Thank you comrade.

  28. 28
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Great emotional stuff from the woman with Phil Hammond, but the real tragedy is that the residents are still demanding help from the central authority which is responsible for their problems in the first place.

    Also, it is quite clear that they are not capable of dealing with the problem locally.

    Bit of a conundrum here: Sandbags and pumps are probably needed, but looking at the scale, concentrating on keeping warm / dry, and ensuring clean food and sanitary conditions are maintained is the priority.

    Demanding Cameron to do something is a waste of time.

    Voting UKIP and exiting the EU is the only way forward.

  29. 29
    Nick Clegg says:

    Nice photo Ed.
    You look like the man at T&A.
    OOPS I mean C&A

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Red Ed’s FIRST visit. What took so long? 11.02.12

  31. 31
    look There's a Flood says:

  32. 32
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    King Canute has competition it would seem.

  33. 33
    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    They only wanted one billion out of that eleven billion pounds in the foreign aid budget, too much to ask for Owen? At what point do foreign space programs and aircraft carriers trump homeless bankrupt Brits wandering around in cold filthy flood waters trying to get a warm meal and a dry bed for the night?

  34. 34
    Piece (of shit) to Camera says:

    FFS give the prat a purdey shotgun and a hardy fly rod.

    What a fucking Oaf

  35. 35
    Fuck The EU says:

    @Viviene Reading: Sounds like fighting words, bitch ;-)

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Video on here but it’s private?

  37. 37
    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    The moderation on this site is getting beyond a joke.

  38. 38
    Ed Miliband pointing to Holland says:

    Thats where my father abandoned mummie

  39. 39
    Ed Millibandwagon says:

    Bandwagon my boy, bandwagon

  40. 40
    Fuck the EU says:

    All rent is theft!

  41. 41
    Loopy Lou says:

    Has that nice Mr Dyson invented a state of the art robot to drive our Tube trains yet ?

  42. 42
    fruitcake says:

    Someone drive that bint back to the airport.

  43. 43
    Ed Balls says:

    “We don’t want schools producing winners”

    I knew I would be right one day.

  44. 44
    Have to admit says:

    Unfortunately that is rather a good performance by Ed.

  45. 45
    C.O.Jones says:

    I see in the photo above he hangs to the right. Where is his bowtie?

  46. 46
    Or says:

    All theft is Tax

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Jones is prepared to turn a blind eye to Guardian tax avoidance as long as they don’t call for part of the foreign aid budget to be spent on those in need living here. Jones is a repulsive hypocrite.

  48. 48
    Primrose Hill Dining Circle says:

    He passes the port to the right, and sniffs the cheese.

    The neanderthal.

  49. 49
    BC says:

    Don’t worry about ‘crossing picket lines’, this is sooo last century.

    The highly inefficient Public Sector, quangos together with their political masters have shown their true value to the plebs, by their inaction over the flooding crisis.

  50. 50
    Polly Toynbee says:

    As the vast majority of the people of Cornwall are hideously white, Owen has nothing to apologise for.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Get Reading video now live.They have put their own up on the site.

  52. 52
    This century says:

    Why didn’t he just give his lecture by skype?

  53. 53
    BigoIdiot says:

    A ‘lightening’ strike! The only flash any one saw was this scab running across the picket line in a flash of idiotry.

  54. 54
    ShepshedRichTea says:

    I am a Prof at a University – this 1% is just below me – all that work I put in teaching your kids worthwhile subjects such as Marxist Economics – while you pay £9,000 fees. I truely need a 11% pay rise – I’m worth it otherwise you would not send ya offspring to my establishment…

  55. 55
    seriously? says:

    It’s the little thing. Black wellies – not green wellies. As if he was a labourer who happened to have a pair out the back.

    You’re not fooling anybody Ned. You’re a Hunter wellies man.

  56. 56
    District Line says:

    They just break down, keep your change, misprint your tickets…

  57. 57
    Sam Bag says:

    ‘Voting UKIP and exiting the EU is the only way forward.’

    So, Nigel, are you saying the flood victims have to sit there and wait until at least May 2015 for something to be done?

  58. 58
    seriously? says:

    They’ll be getting all the aborted In*ia*n and Chinese female foetuses. Probably not what they had in mind.

  59. 59
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Oh Owen, keep it shut and be thought a fool or tweet and prove it conclusively.

  60. 60
    A private sector Director says:

    I haven’t given myself a pay rise in 5 years you fucking hive mind marxist.

  61. 61
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Their experiences should have a bearing at the 2015 GE.

    However, some will have the opportunity to express views in Sale and Wyth. in a couple of days time, and let’s not forget the upcoming Euro elections in May.

    They cannot really do much, other than keep warm and dry until the flood waters recede a bit. For that the idiots we have been paying need to do the right thing, until of course they are fired.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    An incoming labour government would ban all floods for a period of two years…

  63. 63
    Colour me beautiful says:

    Oh Nooooo!!! It’s the the dreaded Red Hand Gang again. Run for the hills (where at least it is relatively dry).

  64. 64
    The ragheads have plans for you says:

    Hey Owen, the only difficult choice you ever made was deciding to bend over and be the girl.

  65. 65
    Colour me beautiful says:

    Oh look, here comes a number 69.

  66. 66
    Ditherywig says:

    Isn’t calling somebody a ‘scab’ a hate crime ? Or is it a ‘protected’ insult ? Has anybody complained to the police ?

  67. 67
    Harry Pollitt says:

    We wouldn’t let unskilled workers like that into a proper union in my day. We Boiler Makers were the aristocracy of the Working Class.

  68. 68
    Ed the unReddy says:

    I command that the Red Sea is parted today. The voters could then just walk across.

    My Dad would be so proud of me.

  69. 69
    Jack Ketch says:

    “The Tories have a 15,000 majority on that side of the road, so its not worth worrying about them”

  70. 70
    Jack Ketch says:

    It was speaker Martin who was a shit metal worker—and illiterate.

  71. 71
    Jack Ketch says:

    “We’ll have a 5% swing to us when the Water gets up to here”

  72. 72
    Berkley Houndmaster says:


  73. 73
    Jack Ketch says:

    Jones should be down at the Somerset levels, or preferably, under them.

  74. 74
    John Bellingham says:

    Watch now class, I am only going to show you this once.

  75. 75
    BruceTheBruce says:

    Nah. They’d just tax people living on hills.

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