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.


75 Comments

  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.

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

      Shit mental shirker.

      There, fixed it for you :-)

    • 12
      seriously? says:

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

      • 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.

        • 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.

        • 70
          Jack Ketch says:

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

    • 17
      Tristram Cunt says:

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

      Chukka recommended them.

  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. 7
    London Underground says:

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

  7. 8
    The Guardian says:
    • 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.

    • 13
      seriously? says:

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

    • 18
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      Don’t forget the Guardian, Owen.

      • 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.

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

      All tax is theft!

    • 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?

    • 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.

  8. 9
    Tristram Hunt says:

    I have no relationship to the means of production

  9. 15
    Chris Huhne says:

    Scab rhymes with Crab.

    And I have had both.

  10. 20
    Helen Lovejoy says:

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

  11. 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

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10629543/Iraqi-suicide-bombing-instructor-accidentally-kills-himself-and-pupils.html

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

  12. 27
    God's Holy Trousers says:

    Thank you comrade.

  13. 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.

    • 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?

      • 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.

  14. 30
    Anonymous says:

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

  15. 35
    Fuck The EU says:

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

  16. 37
    F**k the LibLabCon says:

    The moderation on this site is getting beyond a joke.

  17. 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.

  18. 52
    This century says:

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

  19. 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…

  20. 66
    Ditherywig says:

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

  21. 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.


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“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.

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