February 13th, 2014

Labour’s One Nation Policy Review Went Well Then

Labour are so proud of their new One Nation policy document that they have snuck it out online with absolutely no fanfare or promotion on a Thursday afternoon. Skimming through the 63 pages of dry wonkery, Guido did stumble upon one line summing it all up:

Honesty is the best policy…

One other word of advice: if you’re going to come up with a policy on “English language learning”, you should probably try to spell it correctly:

That went almost as well as Ed’s big speech on Monday…

You can read the whole thing here, if you really want to.

128 Comments

  1. 1
    Blooming Godfrey says:

    Annoying pseudo communists!

  2. 2
    Robert says:

    Ed had a big speech on Monday?

    • 20
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      He just keeps on giving , what a prize plonker .

      • 98
        Bin There Dun That says:

        “A compulsary jobs guarantee for….”
        Is Red Ed Milibandwaggon bringing back the Workhouse then?
        HE should be arseked (sic).

  3. 3
    Hah! says:

    Spell it correctly? Pot and kettle! :-)

  4. 4
    The EU says:

    Surprised that they could spell English.

    • 111
      JH23945802439823-04 says:

      Sloppy this.

      Maybe if Jimmy spent more time proof-reading and less time posting on here little embarrassments like this would not occur.

  5. 5
    cornwall storms says:

    “eds big speech on Monday” ?

    What big speech?

    • 40
      seriously? says:

      There was a speech?

    • 123
      The Critic says:

      You know the one where he wanted to kick the private sector out of public services(and presumably replace them with Unite stuffed publically funded services) The nex day he said that we had to reduce the deficit and cuts were required….

      One Nation Statecraft = utter shite

      • 125
        Anon says:

        Not letting the greedy private sector get their dirty hands on public services or the NHS – what’s wrong with that?

  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    I think that proves they haven’t got enough policy ideas to fill the back of a fag packet

  7. 10
    Podiceps says:

    Ducashun, ducazen, ducathien.

  8. 11
    Unbelievable! says:

    Mother’s anger after council install ‘slalom’ ramp for disabled daughter in front garden

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10636165/Mothers-anger-after-council-install-slalom-ramp-for-disabled-daughter-in-front-garden.html

    The mother of a disabled girl have criticised housing officials after they installed a £40,000 eyesore ‘slalom-style’ ramp over ten levels outside her home

    • 17
      the shoveler says:

      Good grief! WTF? Speechless at this lunacy! If you do nothing else today click on the above link, best example of council waste you will ever see.

    • 20
      Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

      Now takes the daughter three days to cross the garden. Elfin Safety Nazis go mental again.

    • 43
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      The ramp is bad, but wtf is going on with the T’Graph ?

      I quote the opening para:

      ‘The mother of a disabled girl have criticised housing officials after they installed a £40,000 eyesore ‘slalom-style’ ramp over ten levels outside her home.’

      - ????

      Surely the mother in this case must have figured something was amiss when the ramp was being constructed. That kind of engineering doesn’t happen overnight.

    • 44
      Knut Hairybreeks says:

      Fantastic link! Thx!

    • 45
      seriously? says:

      It’s Scotland. Money is no object. Everybody works for the state or is on benefits. Apart from Aberdeen which, Salmond hopes, will continue to pump enough money out of the ground to pay for all this lunacy.

    • 46
      David Camerøn says:

      Is that HS3 ?

    • 66
      What, no windmill? says:

      Where’s the recharger for her wheelchair eco-batteries?

    • 103
      Bin There Dun That says:

      Absolutely speechless at this idiocy.
      Perhaps they are trying for a Turner prize?

    • 104
      Did NO ONE at the Council say this is Fucking Stupid? says:
    • 108
      Ctesibius says:

      The mother of a disabled girl HAS criticised housing officials…. Was this journalist educated by Labour?

  9. 12
    Sinister Britain says:

    The CPS is out of control.

  10. 13

    The Mirror Online’s Conservative politics panelist Alec Shelbrooke?

    Have I gone to sleep and awoken a century later?

    • 14

      BTW The Mirror is using a USA spell checker for the word panellist.

      • 25
        Captain Black says:

        It’s not dissimilar to those numpties who decry “organize” as the “American spelling”.

        Stop using your Microsoft spell check and look it up in the dictionary, preferably the OED.

        • 42
          If it matters says:

          AFAIK in Britain words of Greek origin have -ize and those of Latin origin
          -ise.

        • 54

          I was using my own knowledge and not a spell checker, Microsoft or otherwise

          My OED is 500km away. I have the complete work in book form. However, here is a view of the on-line version which clearly states:
          panellist (US panelist)

          link:
          http://tinyurl.com/m5paqum

          Suggest you check your facts before you post again.

          • Casual Observer 6 says:

            If I may be so bold, that’s a very long bookshelf you must have.

            Did the council provide it ? :-)

          • My bookshelves presently extend to some 750 feet (re-expressed in single shelf terms) of which the OED takes up a relatively modest proportion.

            Every inch if it has been paid for by my funds, as have the books thereon, as has the house in which it is all placed, as has the land thereon. Without encumbrance.

        • 71
          Rip Van Winkle says:

          Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • 126
        Anon says:

        Well just try spelling the word labour on this site.

  11. 16
    Take the Dog for a walk says:

    PresenterDavid Dimbleby
    .ParticipantDamian Green
    .ParticipantChris Bryant
    .ParticipantJanice Atkinson
    .ParticipantRobert Winston
    .ParticipantCristina Odone

  12. 19
    British Bulldog says:

    What a bunch of amateurs. Labour ransacked the economy last time, it’s astonishing that anyone outside of the public sector would vote for them.

  13. 22
    A Big Red Knob says:
    • 51
      jgm2 says:

      Money no object Ned? What limit would you place on the amount Ned?

    • 58
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      The fucking chameleon also has his hands in the shape of a heart.

      Who does he think he is Derren Brown?

      • 105
        the shoveler says:

        It’s well known that the heart shape refers to the shape of the female buttocks.

        Ed is making the international sign for ass (hole).

        • 113
          The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

          Try ‘arse’, shoveler. Ass is either an Americanism or a beast of burden similar to a donkey.

    • 59
      Mong The Miliband says:

      Ed practices his sex face.

    • 74
      Botox says:

      Nasty case of crows feet

    • 112
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      “More money is needed for flood defences”……The sky is blue……….Water is wet……You can breathe air………it is dark at night………… Thank you Mr. Miliband for stating the bleeding obvious, and now back to the studio.

  14. 23
    Elsie Hargreaves 5 Railway Terrace Dewsbury says:

    “Caps and full transparency on pension charges” .

    Well this is a really original idea.

    I wonder who thought this up and when.

    It would interest my Grandad only he has been dead for the last thirty years.

  15. 24
    Anonymous says:

    “Ironically because it was the Treasury that insisted on having the free flow of labour because they thought it brought down the cost of labour”

    This would tend to suggest the Gordon Brown was probably a right-wing shill all along.

  16. 27
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Key Policy Translated;
    1 Get some Herberts to clean up some canal banks led by older workers who have lost their jobs (2 birds one stone)
    2 Teach loads of non english speakers how to sign benefit forms
    3 Nothing fresh to say delete it all
    4 Free money for big business to trouser
    5 Make everybody work, more workers, more tax (unfortunately the new jobs will all be public sector)
    6 More free money for the bankers
    7 Gobbledygook and jobs for the boys (and girls)
    8 See 1
    9 More benefits for core labour supporters as a thank you for putting us back in power

  17. 31

    The Scottish Nationalists have completely lost the plot over currency union:

    http://tinyurl.com/kqwxo7v

    • 53
      Knut Hairybreeks says:

      The Scottish Nationalists have completely lost the plot over currency union.

      FIFY

    • 56
      CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      If Salmond thinks that after years of insult and denigration the English people or whats left of them would tolerate for one moment a currency union with the moaning ,bellyaching malcontents he should be told to go and piss up his kilt.
      Scotland will never be able to keep the grasping hands of the EU off their oil and gas reserves on their own, it will be classed as a common European resource as a price for entering the Eurozone .

  18. 34
    Too Many Fried Mars Bars That one says:
    • 61
      Body Mass Index says:

      Poverty without starvation, evidently.

    • 67
      CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      There seems to be no problem with food prices in Falkirk ,it looks as if she’s caused a famine somewhere!

    • 75
      jgm2 says:

      working families. [TICK]

      Cost of Living crisis [TICK]

      Do they have anything original to say at all? Anything?

      Thought not.

      Dis she mug a morbidly obese Pearly King for that jacket?

    • 80
      Karen Whitefield says:

      I parrot labour mantras. I parrot labour mantras. I parrot labour mantras. I parrot labour mantras. I parrot labour mantras. I parrot labour mantras. I’m a labour parrot.

      • 101
        Phwoarrrr says:

        Another sexy Scottish woman … There’s a never ending supply of these hotties.
        Fatty there, Susan Boyle, Nicola Sturgeon, jimmy krankie …..

    • 122
      Displaced Brummie says:

      Blimey! She’s a big girl, isn’t she?

  19. 35
    Persona non grata says:

    Civil war come s to Greece, it was only a matter of time. You can only subjugate and abuse people for so long before they snap.

    http://tinyurl.com/lacxpw8

    • 81
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      Far lefty group is one thing.

      Civil war will exist properly when the Greek military is brought out against the people.

      • 97
        CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        Golden Dawn are the best hope the Greeks have of kicking the EU out of the country the lefty groups will in the end support the EUSSR .

  20. 52
    Grotbags says:

    FOODBANK
    FLOODBANK
    FLIPFLOP
    NO LOLLIPOP

  21. 68
    Dave Marsden, Croydon says:

    Note the last bullet point: “Higher Job Seekers Allowance”.

    Sounds like Labour are planning a welfare spending spree again!

    • 76
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      Simply a thank you for core supporters and “postal” voters.

    • 93
      Ed Bollux says:

      All the money for everything will come from taxing bankers’ bonuses or, failing that, the magic money tree.

      • 127
        Piggy Banks says:

        Since they have been handed £80 Billion since the start of financial crisis, taxing bankers’ bonuses seems more than reasonable.

  22. 87
    Labour voting thicko says:

    Ha ha!

  23. 90
    Morgan's Organ says:

    DELETE UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING MORE CONCRETE THAT WE CAN SAY

    That is the complete Labour Party Manifesto & election slogan for 2015

    • 106
      Gooey Blob says:

      Labour have learned one single lesson from the 1983 election: if your policies are likely to prove unpopular, don’t tell people what those policies are.

      • 128
        Anonymous says:

        Well it certainly helped the ‘Hug-a-Hoodie, NHS: Save-in-Our-Hands, Caring, Conservatives’ get into power.

  24. 99
    Nemesis says:

    Just a lot of nebulous nonsense. What child has written that drivel? Might as well delete the whole lot because most of it delivers nothing concrete except for it being dense and aesthetically bland.

  25. 109
    Hargaret Modge, Labour MP and Hypocritical serial long term aggressive Tax Avoider + expenses thief says:

    Nice juxtaposition on the adds GF. An article about the Liebour party next to an advert about slimming your wallet. Labour never have any problems slinmming a chaps wallet. The pink conservatives are pretty good at this too. Though they tend to go both ways…..fnarrr fnarr!

  26. 118
    Graham says:

    Exactly where are all the compulsory jobs coming from ? Presumably non-jobs created in the public sector , just the same as the one-eyed cretin did the last time. God help the country if those fucking morons get in power in 2015.

  27. 120
    Displaced Brummie says:

    So, Ed is going to poke his nose into home schooling, is he? Oh, that’s buggered that, then.

  28. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Labour attacking and stealing from private pensions AGAIN! Hands off.

  29. 124
    Anonymous says:

    compuslory jobs guarantee for under for young people??what like a YTS SCHEME then??


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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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