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.


42 Comments

  1. 1
    Mrs Harpersons Boys says:

    3.142

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  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?

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  3. 3
    Pleb says:

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

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  4. 5
    Anon says:

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

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  5. 7
    Toxic Tories for Landowning Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, & other Wasters says:

    Wankers all…

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  6. 10
    KirKiddy McFiddler says:

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  7. 11
    Mine d'Boggles says:

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

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  8. 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?

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  9. 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.

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  10. 14
    IRA murderers says:

    We have all got plum jobs at Stormont too

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  11. 17
    Contact details tab says:

    YOU DIDN’T REALLY THINK SO, DID YOU?

    LOL ;)

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  12. 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”.

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  13. 20
    Ah! Boris zaps kids says:

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

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  14. 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?

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    • 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?

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  15. 22
    Andy Murray was the moodiest most miserable bastard I'd ever met says:

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  16. 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.
    Marvellous!

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  17. 30
    Bob Crow says:

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 36
    frank says:

    Never call a spod a spad.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 41
    Vince Fable says:

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

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“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



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