March 6th, 2014

WATCH: Daily Politics on the Lesser Spotted SpAd

Everything you ever wanted to know about ever-growing number of increasingly highly paid advisers who have never had a career outside politics and will probably end up as the Cabinet ministers of tomorrow:

See who they all are here.


  1. 1
    Mrs Harpersons Boys says:


  2. 2
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    I want to be a Special Advisor

    How do you get the job?

    My only worry is that I’ve got life experience.

    Will that disqualify me?

  3. 3
    Pleb says:

    Just what did Cameron advise Dracula about? If he knows nothing now, he knew nothing then.

  4. 4
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, & other Wasters says:

    Too right it will, you have to be a total idiot with zero life experience to become an MP.

  5. 5
    Anon says:

    These are not just advisers, they’re Special Advisers.

  6. 6
    VOTE UKIP says:

    Well either way Dracula must have advised Cam how to SUCK….

    Mwah ha ha!

  7. 7
    Toxic Tories for Landowning Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, & other Wasters says:

    Wankers all…

  8. 8
    The r@ped taxpayers says:

    £70K+ to be a SpAD !

    Not bad for any wannabe politician.

  9. 9
    Lard Prescott says:

    Did someone say pie?

  10. 10
    KirKiddy McFiddler says:
  11. 11
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Why wasn’t I informed in advance that Mr. Camerson was left-handed?

  12. 12
    Engineer says:

    Totally off topic, but a contact of mine has reported greatly increased B52 activity over Cornwall from the usual one or two a day.

    Surely Obama isn’t daft enough to try and frighten Putin by bombing Cornwall? Or is he?

  13. 13
    bergen says:

    I remember the classic Yes Minister episode when Sir Humphrey allocated Hacker’s Spad an office in Walthamstowe.

    If only real life could be so simple.

  14. 14
    IRA murderers says:

    We have all got plum jobs at Stormont too

  15. 15
    Public Sector Shirker says:

    Yes, you should become a researcher and spend your weekends reading think-tank pamphlets.

    If you know anything about wealth creation or hard work you are automatically barred.

  16. 16
    The Russian Fleet Air Arm - Just off the coast of Scotchland says:

    They were not B52s

  17. 17
    Contact details tab says:


    LOL ;)

  18. 18
    Plod says:

    A review of the original Stephen Lawrence murder investigation has found “reasonable grounds” to suspect corruption by one police officer.

    The review by Mark Ellison QC found no evidence of corruption by officers other than Det Sgt John Davidson.

    But it said other lines of inquiry might be able to provide such evidence.

    Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by a gang of white youths as he waited at a bus stop in south-east London in April 1993.

    Home Secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons the findings of the review were “profoundly shocking”.

  19. 19
    Engineer says:

    Even as we type, the MOD are ringing round the heritage airfields to see how many airworthy Spitfires and Sopwith Camels we can muster.

    Failing that, we’ll have to break out the big elastic bands and ink-soaked blotting paper. That’ll show ‘em!

  20. 20
    Ah! Boris zaps kids says:

    Taser use against children by the Metropolitan Police rose six-fold over four years, according to campaigners.

  21. 21
    Contact details tab says:

    I wonder how many of the SpAds are from Oxbridge and how many had to works as unpaid interns before their appointments?

  22. 22
    Andy Murray was the moodiest most miserable bastard I'd ever met says:

  23. 23
    That'll teach the Russians to mess with the gays says:

    WWII all over again?

  24. 24
    Try again... says:

    I wonder how many of the SpAds are from Oxbridge and how many had worked as unpaid interns before their appointments?

  25. 25
    Podiceps says:

    Well, when they banned flogging, something had to fill the gap.

  26. 26
    It's all relative says:

    From one to six?

  27. 27
    Jack Dromey says:

    Stephen Lawrence case has reared up again.

    Ali Campbell was right. If you can just hang on for 5 days another story will come along.

    I’ve had Oscar wassisname, Ukraine, Rock, and now Lawrence.

  28. 28
    It's all relative says:

    Andy Murray is Scotch – what did she expect?

  29. 29
    Whilst you hang on his success... says:

    That’s why he is a winner, you daft bint. Determination to succeed.

  30. 30
    Bob Crow says:

    Err, my drivers get a real bollocking when they do a SPAD. Do 3 and out of a job.

  31. 31
    Ukrainian Agent Provocateurs says:

    Willybum Hague is doing his best to get us plumb gov’t jobs too!

  32. 32
    altruism in industry says:

    walls have ears

  33. 33
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    I see that the BBC has been lying about the Government and immigration again.

    And Nigel Farage is expecting to be treated fairly by this pro-immigration organisation when he has his debate? He must be mad, literally mad.

  34. 34
    Persona non grata says:

    I’ve got St Stephen of Racism fatigue.

  35. 35
    Engineer says:

    I thought they made sausages.

  36. 36
    frank says:

    Never call a spod a spad.

  37. 37
    broderick crawford says:

    are you blind

    he s always been “cack” from birth .

  38. 38
    Jack the Ripper says:

    If politicians need advisers then they should :
    1. Tell the voters at election time that they can’t do their jobs without someone holding their hand.
    2. Fund the advisers from their own pockets.

  39. 39
    Nemesis says:

    SPADS are useless arse creepers who do not know what real work is. They brown-nose their way into politics and become that section of society which even excels their own lousy existence – politicians.

  40. 40
    Latest mathematical breakthrough says:

    SPAD = Wanker !

  41. 41
    Vince Fable says:

    Can I just say that most politicians have never had any real world work experience including me.

  42. 42
    RightwinggitRedux says:


    and no, I didn’t google it.

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