March 3rd, 2014

Goldsworthy OUT of Treasury

After Guido revealed last week that Danny Alexander’s SpAd Julia ‘rocking chair’ Goldsworthy was seeking to become an MP again while still being paid by the taxpayer, she has parted ways with her boss over the weekend:

“After 4 years as a Special Adviser to Danny Alexander at HM Treasury I am moving on with immediate effect so that I can stand as a Parliamentary Candidate at the next General Election in 2015.”

Seems Julia is bullish about her chances, despite the cloud of controversy under which she was booted out in 2010.


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  1. 1
    Lord Rennard says:

    Hello, i’ll help you on the hustings

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    • 20
      Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, & other Wasters says:

      Why aren’t you in prison?

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    • 26
      The Lib Dems are Weired says:

      Paddy Ashdown is an old granny.

      Having a nervous breakdown that ww3 will be started because a Ukrainian homeguard will take a pop shot at a Russian soldeier.

      No it won’t Paddy. Calm Down Dear.

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      • 28
        jgm2 says:

        I wouldn’t bet against it.

        The history of WWI should teach you that a seemingly small incident can set in motion the most incredible chain reaction.

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        • 33
          The Lib Dems are Weired says:

          We know that. But Ashdown was trying to make out that it will happen again and the situation is dire. Trying to come across as a wise old sage he was, instead of the panic merchant he is.

          But it’s not is it. The people are welcoming the Russians home, The Navy has weighed anchor with the Russians, the Ukrainian army has gone to barracks wanting to be friends and there is no invasion as the Russian military never left the Crimea in the first place.

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          • jgm2 says:

            I hope you’re right.

            It’s just that with Obama handing out ‘warnings’ and Hague rushing around trying to look busy you never know whose big mouth will back somebody into a corner and, before you know it, things start escalating out of control.

            I tend to agree with you about the Crimea. Historically Russian anyway just handed to the Ukraine as a book-keeping exercise back when Ukraine was in the USSR.

            But you just never know. The coup leaders in Kiev are getting very agitated. You never know what kind of stunt they might pull to draw everybody into their little game.

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          • Gerbil 7 says:

            I can’t blame the Russians for going in and protecting their bases – there’s a lot of hardware that they don’t want to lose including their nukes or want to fall in to anybody else’s hands.
            As for pantsdown, he’s making a song and dance in the hope he’ll get a phone call to be an ‘advisor’ of some kind.

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          • Mitch says:

            Ashdown is an old woman, although being an ex-soldier he should know better.

            But, the Ukraine may still kick off. The Crimea can be written off because it was “half” Russian, anyway. Wait until the Russian’s move into Ukraine proper, though.

            Russia doesn’t like being treated like a fool, and the US and EU are going to have their bluff called over this, and be revealed to be paper tigers.

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          • The Lib Dems are Weired says:

            Yes. Agree that those who have seized power in Ukraine may try to start something but that is not the “strategic Corporal” that Ashdown has got his knickers in a twist about.

            I am more concerned that the EU, Britain and the USA are now re-defining democracy to suite their own interests by supporting what is in effect an illegal government.

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          • Fly on the wall says:

            What is it about fukwits whose names start with the letters A S H that they have so easily climbed to the top of their respective greasy poles (rather than Ukrainians, of course!)?

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          • The Decameron says:

            She doesn’t need any help from Rennard, she had enough help from her then-boss, neighbouring Lib Dem MP Matthew Taylor, when she was first selected for the seat in 2005.

            A helping hand for a helping hand…

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          • A sense of perspective is a fine thing says:

            The West is not going to send troops to Ukraine to start a war. It would take weeks of preparation and the Russians would see it coming and dig themselves in. There is nothing to be gained by doing so, public opinion would hit the roof, there is no principle at stake worth fighting for. Not going to happen.

            Even if we DID engage the Russians in Ukraine it wouldn’t necessarily end in WWIII given that the strategic objective would be limited and Russian territory unlikely to be under any real threat.

            Of course, given that the West was never going to defend Ukraine and this has all worked out rather nicely for Putin (again), the danger is that Putin finds himself with a free hand against weak leaders in the West. That might encourage him to make further advances that could bring us into conflict if the line is not clearly drawn.

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          • Village Idiot says:

            ….Ashdown was probably first or second on the primary school attendance register,and,this has distorted his view of his own importance!…Me,near the end,one of the last to be called!

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        broderick crawford says:

        Yes Paddy

        calm down dear …. it s only a proxy bread throwing contest between east and west .

        WORRY INSTEAD ABOUT THE UNADULTERATED FUCK UP IN FUK U SHIMA AND THE FACT WE WILL ALL BE DEAD OR MMORIBUND FROM STRONTIUM 90 EXPOSURE TO THE THYROID GLAND IN ABOUT TWO YEARS TIME GIVEN THE COMPLETE INABILITY OF THE IAEA OR ANY ONE ELSE TO CONTROL THE DAILY ESCAPE OF THOUSANDS OF TONNES OF CONTAMINATED WATER INTO THE PACIFIC AND THE FACT RADIOACTIVITY HAS BEEN LOGGED AT FIVE HUNDRED TIMES PRE FUKUSHIMA LEVELS ON THE US AND LATIN AMERICAN WEST COASTS .

        MADE A WILL YET … THOUGHT NOT … POINTLESS ANYWAY AS NO SUCCESSORS SURVIVING TO LEAVE IT TO .

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    • 34
      MP goes Knocking says:

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      • 52
        Fly on the wall says:

        Orange shoes? Does that tit think he is a footballer or something?

        Oh and by the way, the one on the right is lifting Chucky’s wallet!

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      • 69
        broderick crawford says:

        MP GOES KNOCKING SAYS

        No No No !!!

        This is a place of wordpship not a knocking shop .

        I usually visit the massage place behind Streathan rail station for that .

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  2. 2
    Ah! wait Sally says:

    They’re already called ‘vertically challenged’ – but are short people intellectually challenged too?
    The study from Edinburgh University claims the link between height and intelligence is 70 per cent genetic
    Academics at Edinburgh University identified genes that influence both height and IQ, and said there was a ‘significant genetic correlation’ between the two factors.

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  3. 3
    dai valuelessly says:

    BRING BACK THE GOLDSWORTHY STANDARD

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  4. 4
    Ah! quaint says:

    “she has parted ways with her boss over the weekend”

    Now that’s one I haven’t heard before

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    • 18
      Julia "tight as a ticks ass" Goldsworthy says:

      Uuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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      • 70
        broderick crawford says:

        She has parted her l…

        oh sorry she has parted her l…ongstanding business relationship with her boss

        that s cleared that up then….

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      Moddy botted again says:

      Calm down FFS.

      Another typical misleading and contrived anti-Tory rant from the Daily Mail (who’s Editor is a mate of Gordon McDoom, as we found out from Leveson).

      Unlike Brown’s control freak Government, this one doesn’t manage and control everything that happens every minute of the day. This decision is not Cameron’s. As Dorrell says, ‘any hospital which tried to sack a whistleblower could face action from NHS executives’.

      Not a broken promise at all.

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  6. 6
    Owen"Rocking Chair" Jones says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

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      Kanye B Leevit says:

      A tourist map of Caracas and an embroidered glove with “OJ” initials has been found.

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  7. 7
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Someone should ask her did she pass the Reynard test when she first stood for election

    Jo Swinson – very quiet these days, she has yet to reply on her Reynard test

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  8. 9
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  9. 11
    Peedofile Information Exchange Press Release says:

    In recent days we have noticed we are increasingly becoming associated with the Labour Party.

    We wish to make it clear we have never been associated with the Labour Party and any suggestions that we were in any way affiliated with the Labour party or socialists in general is a vicious libel.

    We may wish the law to be changed to legalise sex with underage children but we object to being associated with an ideology that killed 100,000,000 people in some dodgy social experiment last century.

    We are consulting our lawyers.

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  10. 12
    Sir William Wayde says:

    What advice did she give Beaker? Did it help?

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  11. 13
    Anonymous says:

    It’s all over for the Tories.

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      Village Idiot says:

      ….They no longer exist and the present incumbents need a new name….erm…..Pol pot……Third r….no…….um…..Pleb control Party?…….EU lovers Party…..Merkels Minions….Shagaman Party?……Etons finest assholes…….Athiest Conservative Party…
      ..Conservatives against Cripples Party?…….Sod the Old , tory party…….Bankers Bonus Party…..The Enemy of the state Party….Them and Us party…How to lose a country Party……..Moat diggers benefit Party….(bored now)

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  12. 14
    David"rocking chair" Cameron says:

    The Oscars have only just ended and now Oscar Pistorius is on trial. This is too confusing for a monday morning.

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  13. 16
    Luciana Berger says:

    I’ve got a great new idea for protecting our children.

    We need to paint all of our roads in luminous yellow paint.

    This will save billions of children’s lives per year. If the government do not back this reform, they are child murderers.

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  14. 19
    belasariust says:

    This on Ukraine:

    http://jackmatlock.com/2014/03/ukraine-the-price-of-internal-division/

    Better analysis than most you will find at the moment.

    “Jack Matlock is a career diplomat who served on the front lines of American diplomacy during the Cold War and was U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended. Since retiring from the Foreign Service, he has focused on understanding how the Cold War ended and how the lessons from that experience might be applied to public policy today.”

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    • 37
      ED MARTIN says:

      THAT MAKES A GREAT DEAL OF SENSE

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      • 45
        Wise Words says:

        “So far as violating sovereignty is concerned, Russia would point out that the U.S. invaded Panama to arrest Noriega, invaded Grenada to prevent American citizens from being taken hostage (even though they had not been taken hostage), invaded Iraq on spurious grounds that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, targets people in other countries with drones, etc., etc. In other words, for the U.S. to preach about respect for sovereignty and preservation of territorial integrity to a Russian president can seem a claim to special rights not allowed others.”

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    • 46
      A sense of perspective is a fine thing says:

      Would agree this is the best analysis so far. Would add that the Dneiper and Dvina rivers are considered important to Russia’s strategic defence – allowing NATO bases to the East of those rivers would put Western forces within 250miles of Moscow with no natural barrier to overcome.

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      • 48
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        Why would the Russians need any defence along any river ,the days of mass conscript armies with thousands of tanks and artillery pieces are history , the tiny under equipped western forces are not geared up for an offensive.
        Even at the height of the cold war when the UK ,France ,USA ,and West Germany maintained powerful armoured formations they were never meant to be anything more than a deterrent .

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        • 50
          A sense of perspective is a fine thing says:

          Because they will fight the last war, not the next.

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          • SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            But the last war was the cold war ,the western countries spent hundreds of billions of dollars for 60 years on a non existent threat from a supposedly formidable soviet war machine that in reality consisted of broken down tanks and rusty artillery pieces manned by frightened, bullied ,underfed, illiterate conscripts.

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          • Village Idiot says:

            …You seem to forget all the ICBM,s,Nuclear tipped!…Meaning the last war will be anihalation,but, whether it is Russia or an Arab,or American Country,only time will tell!

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          • SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            The soviet ICBM threat was no more realistic than their conventional one

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          • Village Idiot says:

            …That,s re-assuring then,……another fib…..huh!

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  15. 23
    Cold War 2 says:

    I’m back, motherfuckers! East-West volatility once again! Russian bad guys! Let’s do it ROCKY IV style, bitches!

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  16. 24
    William"rocking chair"Hague says:

    A classic tweet from Owen Jones

    “We think we need to send Vladimir Putin some Lighthouse Family CDs so he can chill the fuck out”

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    • 43
      Gerbil 7 says:

      That would definitely cause a war and I’ll side with the Russians against whoever sent a Lighthouse Family CD.
      Bastards.

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    oioi says:

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    She should stick to Gig racing says:

    She was useless the first time around. Is she going to try Falmouth again?

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  19. 29
    Ah! please says:

    All men, and Julia, should support this worthwhile cause

    http://gotopless.org/

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    • 47
      We KNOW liblabcon are liars.. we can hope UKIP less so. says:

      I nearly signed. …but then the thought of Abbopotamus, Harperson, Hodge etc etc

      Doctor. .

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  20. 41
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Another one flushed out by Guido!

    She’s on the run now and ducking questions about her expense-grabbing habits.

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  21. 62
    just trying to help says:

    Having read up on this woman it seems to me quite clear that any member of a Parliamentary Selection Committee who votes for her must be on a bung of some sort.

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  22. 66
    geordieboy says:

    It surprises me why Liberals want to join the army in the first place. I think the MOD needs to re- write the application form. ” If you are a Liberal supporter please do not apply.”

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  23. 67
    geordieboy says:

    Not enough freebies in being a SPad.

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