February 19th, 2014

Keeping it in the Family

The Men in Tights have published an updated list of those MPs related to each other and who is Westminster aristocracy (descended from previous MPs):

Some surprisingly well connected Labour types, for the party that fights nepotism. 


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  1. 1

    Who Has Fucked Who?

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    • 3
      Neil Kinnock says:

      We’re alright.

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      • 5
        Jack Dromey says:

        Oooh, don’t tell Black Rod – bit old for me, anyway!

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      • 8
        Sir Jimmy Savile, made in Britain by the BBC says:

        Enjoy it while you can – you’ll be like me soon.

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        • 14
          I wonder why? says:

          So the BBC covered up decades of abuse by Savile
          and is now ignoring the links between senior Labour
          politicians and a paedo group.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            Yea … we will al be like you soon Savile .. especially if Fukushima reactor number 4 blows which , as it us currently rocking in the wind is expected to erupt at the first negligible tsunami or earth tremor .

            Pacific ocean already fully contaminated … all fish stocks therein registering abnormal radiation levels and officially inedible . West coast USA radioactivity measurements FIVEHUNDRED TIMES normal and cancer cases increasing exponentially . World media under D Notice to under report . If rbeactor 4 blows will release eighty tines Chernobyl .

            See yah soon Savvers !!!

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        Handycock with a Peg Leg on says:

        I am hoping my son Dean (I call him Tyler – son of a Brother) will replace me if, as expected, the local CPS and Police find a way to get him off his current charges of assault on a press Photgrapher. He used to be a Labourer but is now a successful Dealer for my boys, ideally placed to take over running Portsmouth and my Parliamentary seat from me. Boaz.

        http://www.theblueguerilla.co.uk/2014/02/by-election-speculation-rife-as-scandal.html

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          Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

          I am working hard for your son and his Court case Handy. You are right, as a Brother, he would be ideal to replace you as an MP. Please don’t forget that I want a villa in Spain from your boys, just like the one they bought for you, in gratitude for the planning permissions to house the asylum seekers. Jahbulon.

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      An inbred MP with MOTHER tattooed on his knuckles says:

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      End of the line says:

      How come thoroughbred Harriet Harman polluted her gene pool with Jack Dromey?

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        He done well says:

        Dromey married Harriet Harman in 1982 in the borough of Brent, after meeting her on the picket line of the Grunwick dispute in 1977; Harman was legal advisor to the Grunwick Strike Committee. They have two sons (born February 1983 and November 1984) and a daughter (born January 1987). Labour colleague Patricia Hewitt is godmother to one of their children.[19] The couple decided to send their children to selective schools, the subject of negative comment because it runs counter to Labour Party policy. Dromey served for 10 years on the executive of the National Council for Civil Liberties,[20] a pressure group for which Harman has worked as legal officer.[21]

        They have a house in Suffolk,[22] in addition to a home in Herne Hill, South London.[23]

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      • 92
        The Fabian Society, eugenics dept. says:

        There has to be a missing link between her and Jowell…

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    • 58

      David Cameron’s great-uncle is married to Harman’s aunt.

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    • 79
      The Public (Up the duff) says:

      Need you ask?

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    • 119
      The Benn Dynasty says:

      And how many MPs are related to people working in other MPs’ offices or the offices of members of the House of Lords?

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    • 157
      Jeremiah says:

      Ask Lord Boothby

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  2. 2
    Socialism in One Family (Ours) says:

    We only fight nepotism in other people’s families.

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  3. 6
    Get Rid of Scotland says:

    Labour exist to dole money out to their friends, for example union paymasters or see how Gordon Brown and Ed Balls gave billions to their banker pals like Fred Goodwin and Reverend Flowers

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  4. 7
    Spot the odd man out says:

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  5. 10
    Anonymous says:

    No mention of Hunt, nephew of Virginia Bumley?

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  6. 11
    hang on a min says:

    The BBC still hasn’t put up the
    Daily Mail front page on it’s site.

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  7. 13
    Confused.com says:

    Complete “jobs for the boys”.

    It’s ridiculous how Labour wish to dictate to private businesses quota’s of male/female board members and overall employment composition.

    Yet they’re quite happy to dole out jobs to friends and family.

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    Twampersand says:

    A qualifying condition of 20 years continuous residence in a constituency should be required of all those standing in elections, of all kinds.

    Those directly related to previous incumbents should be barred from standing for a period of 10 years from the end of the relative’s term in office.

    No if, no buts. I am sick of hearing about how MPs could earn more in the private sector, that they are serving the nation and not themselves. If that is true, one will not mind obeying such rules as are outlined above.

    The children of Jack ‘Torture’ Straw and Five Bellies Prescott, and perhaps even that little shit Euan Bliar, will soon be MPs, voted in by brainless morons to continue the family dynasties, if such conditions as outlined above are not imposed.

    Pieces of excrement like Dromey and the pixie wo/man doing Balls would be excluded. As would the uber cock Hilary (girls name) Benn.

    I hate these bastards more and more every day. It’s got to the point where I am genuinely disappointed when I turn on the news and find that hijacked aeroplanes have not been deliberately smashed into the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, killing everyone inside.

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    • 49
      er says:

      Be a shame to destroy the buildings.

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    • 160
      Jeremiah says:

      “A qualifying condition of 20 years continuous residence in a constituency should be required of all those standing in elections, of all kinds.” Quite so, but I cannot see that coming off this side of 2525, (I feel a song coming on but I will resist it) it suits all PPs to have jobbies for life constituencies so that they and chums will have a ready made bolt hole if booted out.

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    Confused.com says:

    And whilst on this matter; Tristrim Hunt wants to introduce a “Teacher Qualification”…… where’s the feckin’ “MP Qualification”. Seems rather stupid that someone can be gifted control of the entire department without proving they’re even capable of understanding the public sector department they’re mandated to run.

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    • 53
      Chris Smith says:

      It didn’t stop me running the EA.

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    • 131
      jgm2 says:

      Ah yes. ‘Teacher qualifications’. Because the unions want a closed shop.

      How much qualifications do you need to be a primary school teacher? Seriously? Basic maths and basic grammar should do it. Maybe an ‘O’ Level in Maths and English. Who needs a degree to organise finger-painting?

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      • 162
        Jeremiah says:

        The idea was to make the job more “professional” the same for nurses, higher ups in banks, engineers, it does not mean they can do the job it’s just that they have a piece of paper that says they have passed an exam. In the early 60’s 5 “O” levels was the entry point for a lot of so called professions in some areas of the country even 5″O” levels was less on the tick list. What says a man entering the armed forces makes a good officer, I heard on the radio this morning a man who started as a private and after 30 years ended up a Lt Colonel, he is a man worth listening to not someone who has been to a posh boys school and Oxbridge.

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    Mod bloody bot says:

    So if Hattie Harperson is a great-great Niece of Joe Chamberlain…surely she was also related to Austen and Neville Chamberlain? (the great-niece of peace (in our time)?)

    I might be wrong, it’s making me go PIE-eyed, all of this

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  11. 24
    ChrisBryant'sAnus says:

    US diplomats given 48 hours to leave Venezeula

    hahahahahahahahahahaha

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    • 34
      Owen Jones says:

      Yes! Expel the great Satan!

      Then moan that it isn’t trading with you, further decimating your utterly, utterly fucked economy.

      But anyway, socialism is BRILLIANT. My mummy and daddy told me, they had a very comfortable time in their little sinecures.

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    • 39
      Typical student says:

      America is responsible for everything bad that ever happens to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
      Socialism is what makes it all better.

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      • 124
        Stuff your new world order says:

        Maybe not everything, but the scum who’ve hi jacked American Foreign policy (and the west in general) have certainly been up to no good from Kosovo to Syria to now Ukraine.

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    • 57
      NSA Out Of Office Reply says:

      We are sorry but we cannot monitor this comment as we are otherwise occupied destabilizing the Ukraine.

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      • 81
        EU Out of Office Reply says:

        So are we.

        Please do not kill any more Giraffes or ban K’osher food otherwise we will fine you when we get back.

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        • 154
          mr carnivorous says:

          mmmm giraffe steaks, burgers, chops. Looked delicious! Can’t wait till that appears next to the reindeer steaks!

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  12. 29
    Ed Moribund says:

    Family Tree

    Eric the red
    +
    Red Oktober
    +
    Red Robbo
    +
    Red Ken
    +
    Red Len
    +
    Red Ralph
    +
    Red Ed

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    Heil Cameron says:

    The UK Trade Deficit for Goods & Services for the 3 Months Ending December 2013 was over £8 Billion.
    The Deficit for Goods only (3 Months) was £27 Billion.

    UK Trade Records Sheet Dec 2013

    http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/search/index.html?pageSize=50&sortBy=none&sortDirection=none&newquery=Trade+DEFICIT

    Quite how draconian Cuts, aimed at the Poor Infirm & Pensioner, will improve the Deficit when the problem is a Balance of Trade escapes me.
    The more observant will notice ‘this terrible mess we inherited’ was not all Brown’s extravagant spending.

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      FFS says:

      Hate to point this out to you but the balance of trade has improved significantly since the Tories came to power, by about 30%. So it seems the “terrible mess we inherited” was in fact all Brown’s spending because not only did it create a massive pile of debt but it also made us uncompetitive on world markets.

      So much for socialism in one nation. Turns out you can’t compete with the free market economies if you do that. The international Fabians are going to have to try a lot harder…..

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      • 82
        Bill Quango MP says:

        Don’t even try.
        All they can manage is simple bits.

        “Hardworkingfamiles forced to take out a payday loan from a foodbank to pay the bedroom tax”

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      Skeleton bob says:

      Imagine that the rest of the world did not exist and so we could not have any immigration or foreign goods like food, clothing and energy (gas,oil and coal). We are already totally dependent on imported goods and so we would not last a week. The solution to this is to stop importing more people, who also consume these goods and take up space that could be used for farming, for example. But some idiots still believe that we should continue to make the situation worse and build more houses on areas liable to flood and, during droughts, the increased demand makes running out of water that much more likely.

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      • 136
        Anonymous says:

        It should have been every post war government’s stated policy to make the UK self sufficient and self reliant in all practical areas.

        But that would have required political parties not in hook to outside interests, be they political or financial.

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      • 137
        Twampersand says:

        The ONLY materials/products that should be imported into the UK are natural resources we are lacking in and technology that we have lagged behind in. The second category should be stopped after a period of ‘catch up, brought about by making Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics degrees only available at the top universities in the UK and also making them free of charge to all that pass. These courses should be subsidised by making useless degress cost more and by imposing a 1% surcharge of income tax on the graduates, for life.

        It stands to reason that if a nation imports goods that are/were already being manufactured in that nation that someone, somewhere, is going to lose their job. This is also true of imported manpower, such as it is. Free market enterprise within the nation remains unhindered.

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          Business serving the interests of the nation says:

          Problem is we live in an age where the interests of business override every other consideration. Profit is God, and damn anything else that gets in the way. And that anything else includes national identity and sovereignty.

          We’re already seen our borders smashed at the behest of business (as well as the left), with the disastrous long term consequences that will entail. How long before business interests start to find democracy itself an obstacle to further profit?

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  14. 31
    Paniagua says:

    Arent they all closely related to pond life?

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  15. 33
    Oh really.... says:

    Malcolm Rifkind is the cousin of Leon Brittan?

    Didnt know that?

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    • 126
      Nick Clegg says:

      Everyone is everyone else’s old pal or cousin. If you weren’t the usher at a cabinet minister’s wedding by the time you were 25, you may as well give up any hope of a career in British politics.

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    Alf Garnett says:

    There’s a big difference here between the earlier Members, many of whom were, as far as one can judge, in Parliament for “public service”; and their later kinfolk who are mostly in it for “self-service”.

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      They've always been scum says:

      Probably not.

      The British political class were likely to be just as bent and corrupt as they are now. But in an age of diffidence, naivety and tightly controlled media, they could get away with it.

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        Jeremiah says:

        Very true, politicos have always been lieing, back stabbing, thieving individuals, it must be in their DNA as it has being going on for millenia

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    FFS says:

    Excluding those that are merely married to each other, that still leaves 6.5% of our MPs that appear to be the beneficiaries of neoptism and family favours.

    Once again this leads me to the conclusion that whilst democracy is useful for constraining the power of the executive, the problem we are faced with is the quality of the executive itself. We need a new improved system for choosing members of the executive (i.e. one that totally avoids choosing “politicians”).

    I see Alex Salmond as being an archetypical example of the problem. Fantastic politician – knows every trick in the book for climbing up the greasy pole and staying there. Absolutely hopeless leader with no thought-through plan for the future of Scotland that ever made any sense – a real leader would have had a credible plan before launching on the campaign trail. People like Salmond actually don’t have anything to offer the people they seek to represent – Westminster is also full of them.

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      The problem is that any testing system for choosing the executive would, itself, become the victim of politics.

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        FFS says:

        I am envisaging a presidential system where any citizen would have both the right to stand as PM and the right to fair exposure in the media, based on sufficient nominations from their fellows.

        This would allow business leaders, senior civil servants and a host of other people in the public eye to stand. Of course we would probably end up with Jude Law or Daniel Craig as PM initially but once it bedded in we would have a system largely devoid of “politicians”.

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        • 128

          I have been advocating Keith Sutherland’s jury system of government here for some years now.

          300 jurors, say, are selected randomly from the population and they may not opt out. Every year 100 new ones are added and the 100 oldest go.

          No elections but it is still representative. Guards against nepotism, the lobby and most other evils of the current system.

          It will never happen of course because it is too sensible. It is more or less what the Athenians did all those years ago.

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          • Podiceps says:

            How long did Athenian democracy last till the process was hijacked by demagogues and the state slid into a disastrous war? I like the principle, but serious safeguards are needed.

            Another Athenian custom worth copying is ostracism. If a significant minority vote to expel you, out you go — nowadays to Tristan da Cunha with no internet.

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          • jgm2 says:

            I wholly endorse this system.

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

            It could be a problem for some important scientist/business CEO if he was expected to now be running the country as well as doing his vital research/running his big business.

            Better to restrict it to retired workers. i.e. those who have worked all their life, whether it be a lowly shelf stacker or brilliant scientist or CEO. They have the work/life experience and the time (being retired) to help run the country.

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          • Keith explained it all in his book The Party’s Over. Blueprint for a Very English Revolution, which I actually bought from him as he works for Imprint Academic.

            Margaret Thatcher said of The Rape of the Constitution?, which he edited, “I only wonder if you need that question mark in the title.”

            Maybe the system should change every fifteen years of so to prevent abuse creeping in this way?

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          • @Podi

            Keith explained it all in his book The Party’s Over. Blueprint for a Very English Revolution, which I actually bought from him, as he works for Imprint Academic.

            Margaret Thatcher said of the book, The Rape of the Constitution?, which he edited, “I only wonder if you need that question mark in the title.”

            Maybe the system should change every fifteen years of so to prevent abuse creeping in this way?

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    The Critic says:

    Slightly wrong though. Andy Sawford won a by-election in 2012. The thought strikes me that this bunch will end up:

    In the Lords
    Working for the EU
    Heading a quango which they are patently unqualified to lead.
    Committing expenses fraud and doing 3 weeks inside
    Promoting fairness but passing ever more repressive legislation
    Surrendering more of our rights to the EU
    Trumpeting the value of mass immigration
    Appearing on the BBC and boring us to death.
    Joining the Global Warming Fest
    Pissing off Bercow in the Commons.

    And there are generations behind them waiting to take up the job. God help us

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    The (f)anal solution says:

    Sterilise an MP when they are first elected. In fact chemically castrate them so that the gayers also stop wasting taxpayers money.

    Simples.

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  20. 54
    Persona non grata says:

    Not forgetting those off the radar, like Nadine Dorries kids on 90k a year between them.

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  21. 64
    not forgetting says:

    What about all those family members employed by
    the MP’s as secretaries etc on ridiculous salaries?

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  22. 66
    Raving Loon says:

    Hilary Benn is surprisingly well connected!

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  23. 68
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Next term you can add Kinnock? Blair? Prescott? and others…..

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  24. 80
    Arrivederci Roma says:

    So does that mean I can’t sell the Beeg Eeeshu to claim that I am working and then claim all the benefits?

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  25. 88
    Excalibur says:

    Daily Mail big on Liebour kiddie stuff finally, Harriet, Jack, Tricia named with PIE links.

    oh dear!!

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  26. 93
    Tommy Twp says:

    Good to see Vaz keeps it in the family too!

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  27. 98
    Ah! suggest says:

    There’s only one way to find out who they really are:-

    THE NUDE SCANNER APP.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26244243

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  28. 105
    Trousering snake says:

    I can’t keep it it my genes.

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  29. 106
    Tеch Wаtch says:

    qwerty

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  30. 109
    Anonymous says:

    No need for the Scribd, Cole: the Library note is published on the Net here.

    http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/sn04809/current-members-related-to-other-current-or-former-members

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  31. 110
    Tеch Wаtch says:

    What?

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  32. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Households across the UK are feeling more positive about the outlook for their finances than at any time since 2009, according to new research from Markit

    Whats your next band waggon then MilliBalls.

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  33. 118
    Christopher Robin says:

    Bottomley P and Bottomley V
    Both have starring rolls in the P.I.E Factory ( buggering on an industrial scale )

    Follow

    https://twitter.com/murunbuch

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  34. 120
    M102 says:

    Mail website error 404 at midday.

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  35. 149
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “the party that fights nepotism.”

    Since when?

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  36. 155
    perdix says:

    Correction – The Labour Party fights nepotism only in other parties.

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  37. 165
    broderick crawford says:

    ERRATUM

    …. wife of Harriet Harman ..??

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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