February 25th, 2014

Another Labour Woman Stands Down
Female Casualty Rate Since 2010 Now 12.3%

Last week Guido reported that the Labour female casualty rate was actually higher than the Tories, well they have extended that lead today. Sian James, Labour’s MP for Swansea East, is standing down in 2015 because “it is time for me to pursue other opportunities”. That now puts the Labour female casualty rate since 2010 at 12.3%. Given that James entered parliament in 2005 and has done nothing of note in her political career, Labour can hardly trot out their usual line that she is standing down after a long and distinguished career serving the public. Still, having MP on her CV stands her in good stead to go and coin it in the private sector…


  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Standing down? By the looks of things she’ll be sitting down.

    The taxpayer could gain here with reduced claims in the parliamentary cafeterias once she’s gone.


  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    Another pea on a drum Labour MP.


  3. 3
    Welshracer says:

    I had never even heard of her until today. Her chamber record is not good, but that is because she could be more of a constituency MP than parliamentary one.

    Her voting record is an odd one though. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11863/sian_james/swansea_east


  4. 4
    Guido says:

    phwoar! right?


  5. 5
    Michael H says:

    Guido – nice stats and appreciated to show Labour’s hypocrisy. However, please don’t do what the Lib Dems do… The scales on your bar charts are atrocious!!! There’s a less than 2% gap but the bars make it look like something rather more so!


    • 11
      jgm2 says:

      That’s not a 2% difference.

      The difference between 10.5 and 12.3 is 1.8.

      1.8 is almost 15% of 12.3.

      Therefore 15% more Labour wimmin are quitting than Tory wimmin.

      Ed has a real wimmin problem.


      • 18
        Ed Balls says:


        Say that again, but slower.


      • 21
        Jesus, pal of mo says:

        Correct, have you seen his wife?


      • 28
        Sir William Wayde says:

        If you want to calculate how many more Labour women are leaving than Conservative womem, you should the actual numbers of women who have left, not the percentages.

        If you want to compare percentages, you should compare 1.8% with 10.5%. The percentage of Labour women leaving is therefore 17.1% higher than the percentage of Conservative women leaving.


      • 151
        Corby says:

        Or nearly 17% more than the Tory score. It all depends which you take as the base figure.


  6. 7
    Dave Von Cameroon says:

    Who needs wemin anyways?


  7. 9
    The Meissen Bison says:

    Not so much a candidate for the private sector but a shoe-in for the chair of a quango or the chief exec of a fake charity.


  8. 10
    Legal Landlord says:

    Who ???


  9. 13
    Sir William Wayde says:

    That’s another misleading graph. Anyone would think Guido was a climate scientist.


  10. 14
    Choccies on expenses says:

    Why are so many female Labour MPs so grossly obese?

    Emily Thornberry, Diane Abbott, Yvonne Forvargue, Rosie Cooper, and a bunch of others are all seriously porcine.


  11. 16
    Humble P.I.E. says:

    Harriet Harman says she ‘regrets’ any link to paedophile campaign group


    “An aide to Miss Harman told the BBC: “She regrets the existence of PIE and of course she regrets any organisations’ involvement with them including the NCCL, but she does not regret joining the NCCL. By the time she arrived, [PIE] were very much under the radar.” “


  12. 17
    Harriet Harmskids says:

    These accusations are a disgusting smear which is politically motivated!

    I refuse to condemn the UKCL for supporting PIE.


  13. 19
    Andy Coulson's monkey says:

    You all seem to forget that in most if not all of these cases Labour will have an all women’s shortlist so a woman MP will most likely be returned. The real test of which party will have a women problem is what the make up is after the election.

    But of course Guido would never let balance get in the way of his reporting.


  14. 20
    Horrible woman says:

    She is a man hater. She campaigned to keep them working down the dark and dangerous pits forever, or until they died.

    1984 Miners’ Strike[edit]

    Her journey to Westminster started over twenty years ago, when as a young mother, she became involved in the 1984 Miners’ Strike. She and many other women had the opportunity for the first time to be much more active within communities. It was clear to them, that they were fighting not only to secure their husband’s, brother’s and son’s employment, but to safeguard South Wales communities and the way of life.



    • 29
      Mornington Crescent says:

      So how many mines has she campaigned to reopen while being in a position to do something about it…?


    • 30
      Tony Blair says:

      I would not like to meet her when I leave Loulou’s at 3.00 a.m.


    • 154
      MILF fancier says:

      Just think about this phrase for a moment ” Harriet Harman had links to a paedophile group” …… and then try this for logic. Harriet Harman is a feminist…..Harriet Harman defends paedophiles…. Feminists defend paedophiles…… Feminists are evil……


  15. 22
    Orf with his head says:


    • 36
      Small businessman says:

      Like the banksters billions and barristers’ hundreds of million paid by us…

      Methinks there is something deeply rotten in the kingdom…


    • 41
      A Libertarian says:

      He has a point you know.


      • 48
        Mitch says:

        Well, presumably the rents are at the market rate. If the tenants can’t afford them that isn’t the Queen’s fault, is it?

        You could argue that she could (should?) be more flexible over the rent.


      • 57
        He is twisting reality says:

        No he doesn’t.

        They charge an often below going rate, rent for their properties. If the state is then minded to assist their tenants with the rent then that is the state’s business and not the Landlord’s.

        Only a warped lefty like Jones can not see this.


    • 43
      White Liz says:

      Look plebs, I work less than 16 hours a week so I can claim.


    • 64
      Bemused says:

      Hold on a minute. They are poor so they can’t afford to either buy a house or rent. So the council pays the rent for them. The landlords rent the property to the councils. And yet somehow the landlords are culpable for all this????

      Has it not occurred to our Marxist friend that “poor” actually means “not producing anything” such as “not producing any housing for themselves”.

      Now if Labour had any economists that understood that to be less poor you need to actually produce stuff so you can consume it, they might have a credible economic policy. But no, they believe in the magic money tree – you know, the magic money tree of debt that simply produces house price inflation because the money supply has increased but not the supply of land with planning permission for putting up new houses.

      Twats. IQ of a runner bean.


    • 81
      Cazual Observer 8 says:

      Attacking the Q’ueen and calling all Daily Mail readers perverts to cover up for his own in one day. Owen has been a busy little boy today.

      Speaking of such, interesting one from the guy who received a caution for a’ssaulting an elderly gentleman on B’righton seafront:


      To quote:

      ‘Does anyone seriously believe Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt have any p’aedophile sympathies?’

      He then states for the reader: ‘No, of course not.’

      Would perhaps suggest that such an assertion is making an excuse for indefensible actions in the past which simply cannot be written off as innocent errors of judgement. That they were ‘just following orders’ is bunk.

      The G’uardian politics live blog ticker of A’ndrew S’parrow is even recording details of E’mails which have been sent to that publication by solicitors who say that they turned down working at NCCL back in the 70s when they became aware of P.I.E. involvement.

      Any surprise that the defence of Harman are sourcing from h’omosexuals who themselves are not being honest that they conceal within their ranks the perverts which will turn public opinion very strongly against them ?

      It is time for the ‘straight’ to come out of the closet and stop concealing this.


  16. 23

    Kerayst! Another munter!
    Where do Labour find these wimmin?
    Under rocks?


  17. 24
    Nero says:

    Meanwhile Tory MP Halfon says Tory oak tree should be replaced with a ladder FFS

    Are theese Tories stoned out of their boxes?


  18. 35
    Old Git says:

    Perhaps she can make a living as a Dawn French lookalike?


  19. 42
    Tee hee says:

    Stock up on popcorn. PIE will be the end of Harpic’s career.


  20. 45
    Guy News Room says:

    Conservative toffs are still a party of white males so cannot represent all of our society says Guido Fawkes.


  21. 46
    LOL! says:


  22. 49
    tories are the nazi party says:

    Ah, the hypocrisy of the tory party – those who don’t know what women are unless the do as a man says hey – enter esther mcvile!!

    reminds one of the tebbit test -1990s – you remember – always the do as i say not as i do mantra – and now shapps, not reported here of course, claing the tory party as the ‘workers party’ – such hypocrisy, such deceit, so many lies

    the tories, recycling old policies as quick as they can remember them – hopefully consigned to history at the next election, if not before – how many people are you still killing as we speak??????????


    • 61
      Take a powder says:

      Calm down Hattie.


      • 128
        Windypops says:

        I thought the Tebbit test was who the newly resident wily oriental gentlemen and pakkkys supported at a test match. Could be wrong though, so I’ll get me bike out.


    • 78
      David Cameron says:

      Calm down dear, calm down!


    • 82
      Andy Belsen Burnham says:

      Not nearly as many as me, sadly. I was hoping to be able to point at them and say “Ah, but you are far worse!” like we normally do but no such luck.


    • 91
      Robbo says:

      Have another slice of PIE Jack


    • 96
      Ludvig says:

      Baroness Thatcher, Member of the Order of Merit, Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and first woman Prime Minister.

      Oh how that must grate!


    • 112
      jgm2 says:

      Is that it? On the day your deputy leader is dancing on a pinhead trying to deny her past support for the rights of 10 year olds to have sex with adults?

      You sound a little whiny if I may say so.


  23. 54
    Ed Milicunt says:

    Harriet is a person of decency! Just like Gordon Brown!


  24. 56
    Come on, Harpic says:

    There’s a major flaw in Harpic’s claim this is all a disgusting smear. If it’s a smear, why doesn’t she sue for libel?


  25. 58
    Come on, Harpic says:

    “NCCL was an organisation that anyone could join it. We didn’t have an expulsion policy”.

    Right there. The c-unt admitted it.


    • 90
      The Court says:

      They didn’t have an expulsion policy. But there was nothing to stop them having an expulsion policy, and her being the legal officer she was in the right place to ensure that they had an expulsion policy.


    • 108
      Village Idiot says:

      ….Just a decent ,normal moral compass,or conscience should have been sufficient!


  26. 65
  27. 66
    David Walsh says:

    Haven’t you got a Bone to pick ? #strange silence


  28. 75
    Spike Milligan says:

    Call that a woman?


  29. 79
    WHAT -- THE -- FUCK says:

    Just got round to watching the Harman interview. She actually compared the Mail printing photos of young women in bikinis to photos of children being abused.

    I’m not a fan of the Mail but she blatantly libelled them by saying they’re more guilty of indecency than her, a c-unt who refused about 30 times to say the affiliation with PIE was wrong!!

    Is there no depths to the depravity and evil of this woman? Much as I hate the Mail, I hope they sue her for libel.


    • 83
      Mitch says:

      She said the Mail’s photos were of children? She’d better be right or they’re going to go full-on for her tomorrow.


    • 116
      The Politician's Guide to Obfuscation says:

      1] Deny all knowledge of wrongdoing. It doesn’t matter if this is an outrageous lie, because total ignorance is difficult to disprove.

      2] Claim that whilst you may look like you were involved you were secretly on the other side.

      3] Claim that any documentary evidence is taken out of context, and if audience could only see the context you would see that not only were you innocent but you were an all round good egg

      4] Point your finger at your accusers and claim they are even worse, even if your claims are outrageous and daft. Remember half of Brits have an IQ less than 100 and are stupid enough to believe anything you say, so you will at least win them over.

      5] When it’s obvious you are really fucked just tell outrageous porkies – what have you got to lose? Always remember that 30% of people are highly suggestible, so of the 50% that were not outwitted by strategy [4], 30% will believe you because they are communicating with you on an emotional level. You now have 2/3rds of the public on your side just by telling porkies and “looking believable” – you win!

      6] If any one of these appears not to be working, try all of them in sequence even though they may appear to be contradictory

      7] Find a notoriously soft interviewer in a friendly part of the media before saying anything. Try not to be lulled into a false sense of security by a couple of soft-ball questions early on – sometimes even friendly interviewers can turn on you if they think it might make their career [oops]

      8] If the shit is still on its way to the fan, try admitting to something benign the next day and see if that puts everything to rest, it will help support your strategy in [5]


  30. 88
    Robbo says:

    Other opportunities – what in modelling? Looks like she’s been gorging on PIE


  31. 93
    Anonymous says:

    How on earth does someone get that fat? She looks disgusting. Clearly has no self respect. No doubt they’ll find something equally revolting to take its place.


  32. 94
    Harriet Harmskids says:

    The NCCL had thousands of affiliates, thousands. Well 7. But I didn’t know anything about them they were minor, just bunged us £10 to be members, I didn’t know anything about them. But despite not knowing about them I campaigned vigourously against them, as did my hubby. Yes I know there is not a single record suggesting that either I or my husband campaigned against them and several documents where we campaigned in favour of them, but I did think they were beyond the pale in reality. Honest, I’m a pretty straight kind of gal.


  33. 95
    Good 'ere 'innit! says:

    So she has fuck all qualifications…

    “Speaking in public, media interviews and debating with politicians became the norm, for a complete year. When the strike ended she did not wish to return to an ordinary housewife. Her confidence had soared during the strike and she discovered that ideas and opinions of women were just as valid as any other.”

    “As a full-time mature student, she attended Swansea University for three years pursuing a degree in the Welsh Language Department. She was heavily involved with the students’ union and an enthusiastic member of the women’s group.”



  34. 100
    12.3 vs 10.3 says:

    Nice choice of axes, Guido. Not misleading at all


  35. 115
    ex Tory Voter says:

    Your headline is right. The graph is visually misleading, given it doesn’t start at 0.


    • 122
      We are, alas, too late ... says:

      Ahh! The idiots who look at a politically-oriented diagram and take it at face value. It’s those people are misled, not clever, sophisticated people like you.


  36. 118
    Bring it on says:

    How much pension will she pick up for this stint as an MP?????


  37. 123
    Dai Bando says:

    Watch out for a bitter selection fight here,former Loony Left MP Bob Clay just elected a councillor in Swansea East and his wife also a councillor in the same ward you heard it here first sparks will fly Guido take note.


  38. 125
    ss says:

    “Still, having MP on her CV stands her in good stead to go and coin it in the private sector…”
    No way it means avoid costs, How people employ idiots like this is beyond me, any company that does will not get my business.


  39. 126
    non taxable pikey says:

    Now, I happen to know Sian, she’s a nice lady who has had some serious medical problems to contend with. I don’t agree with her politics and she was caught out in the expenses scandal. 39 pence for a chocolate Father Christmas as I recall. She has been a good constituency MP for Swansea.


  40. 137

    Reblogged this on Reblogged Blogs and commented:
    Why can’t they hold on to their Ladies? Answers on a postcard please!


  41. 141
    Michael Gove says:

    She looks like a fat bugger. What about the workers, eh? Looks like she ate all the pies.


  42. 142
    Anonymous says:

    Rants – Sinking – Ships


  43. 143
    Anonymous says:

    Rats Sinking Ships


  44. 148

    “Labour can hardly trot out their usual line that she is standing down after a long and distinguished career serving the public.”

    Number of Tory women MPs with longer parliamentary careers: 7


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