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. 7
    London Underground says:

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


  7. 8
    The Guardian says:


  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


    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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