March 25th, 2014

Labour Send “Solidarity” to New Newsnight Editor

Just what the new Newsnight economics editor needs when he is being accused of being too close to the Labour Party, the Labour deputy leader sending him public solidarity on Twitter:

Perhaps Hattie’s Twitter expert hubby could teach her how to send a private message…


  1. 1
    Jo Big Nose says:

    I love the BBC……just check out today’s Daily Politics for some more glorious unbiased shite from myself :)

  2. 2
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:


  3. 3
    Wise Words says:

    The Mail has not given up – just gone quiet for a bit.

    P3d0 advocate stands in solidarity with dodgy appointment at P3d0 broadcaster.

  4. 4
    Mrs Harpersons Boys says:

  5. 5
    Ed (Too Fat must Fast for Flat Waistline) Balls says:

    Harriet to Jack, “Hang on in there on that big black one””

  6. 6
    Sid Cleverbollocks says:

    ‘Meet the new boss… Same as the old boss’
    (The Who)

  7. 7
    Nick Clegg says:

    I agree with “Money’s no object” Cameron

  8. 8
  9. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    She is very thick

  10. 10
    Ah! Max says:

    Harriett exposed. Whatever next?

  11. 11
    Socialism is theft says:

    Why don’t they just get a room?

  12. 12
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    So inflation is 1.7% but as Sainsbury’s said only last week, their sales are flat and they are finding household budgets are down again.

    The BRC said last month that retail prices are falling sharply which is driving down inflation but that if they continue there will be retail job losses.

    This recovery continues to be smoke and mirrors. Average wage inflation is still under 1%, which means that inflation is still double that of wage rises for the last 40 months.

    Labour are right that ordinary people are losing money under this government. £1,600 of losses for the average family whilst the bankers get their £400 billion QE and last month RBS, after making a loss of £8 BILLION in 2013, shared a bonus pot of £500 million.

    Minority greed paying for majority austerity continues apace under the Tories

  13. 13
    Go away says:

    Minsky – Keynes – Labour – BBC – Common Purpose.

    Do you get it now?

  14. 14
    The BBC says:

    We agree comrade.
    Want a job?

  15. 15
    BBC doing Labour's bidding aqain says:

    More BBC doom and gloom about the economy, oh look we found two people in Birmingham who aren’t feeling the improvement.

    Who exactly do you expect to find mooching around Birmingham City Centre at 10am on a Tuesday morning? Did you interview anyone who actually had a job? No, because obviously they were at work.

  16. 16
    Natalie Bennett says:

    I am the Green Gobshite

  17. 17
    jgm2 says:

    Average wage inflation is still under 1%

    I know something else that’s 1%.

    Can you guess what it is?


    I’ll tell you.

    Labour’s lead in the polls. That’s now 1%.

    Useless Ned has lost 13% in less than two years.

  18. 18
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Solidarity from Hattie? As in ‘Grunwick type’ solidarity?

  19. 19
    Podiceps says:

    To be fair, it’s mainly down to a fall in petrol prices;

    The slowdown in inflation came primarily from the price movements of motor fuels. Petrol prices fell by 0.8 pence per litre between January and February this year compared with a rise of 4.0 pence per litre between the same two months a year ago. Similarly diesel prices fell by 0.8 pence per litre this year compared with a rise of 3.7 pence per litre a year ago.
    – ONS

  20. 20
    jgm2 says:

    If they’re mooching around Birmingham City Centre they’re probably feeling the ‘enrichment’ though.

  21. 21
    P l e b says:

    Does it include house prices rising at 10% a year?

  22. 22
    Blue Eyes says:

    The advantage of Paul Mason was that he is so far to the left he can’t be accused of being loyal to any sane party.

  23. 23
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Go away with your facts and accurate numbers, you are spoiling the Labour narrative.

  24. 24
    Red Ned says:

    I only need 1%. In fact if I’m 4% behind I STILL win. And Even if I’m 12% behind I can call on the looney left of Welshers, Scots Nats, ex-terroroist Irish party, the green one and of course my Lib Dem fellow travelers.

    It won’t come to that. Postal votes alone secure us the midlands and ethnic north and the London shithole boroughs.

    Don’t you get it yet?
    You lose, righties. YOU LOSE!

  25. 25
    A Briton says:

    This is disgraceful.

    The BBC is not fit for purpose

  26. 26
    Little Max says:

    But now it does include Netflix, men’s clothing hire and canvas shoes.
    Mens clothing hire?? WTF?

  27. 27
    Nick Clegg says:

    Don’t forget it was me that threw boundary reforms under a bus, when you are handing jobs out.

  28. 28
    How quickly they forget says:

    “Horrid but they’ll give up after a bit. H”. Clearly, her tactics as far as PIE is concerned.

  29. 29
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:


  30. 30
    Ed can kiss goodbye to the enrichment vote now says:

  31. 31
    He has a lot of Formers says:

    Duncan Weldon, a former adviser to Harriet Harman and a former economist at the TUC, has revealed he once dabbled with the ideas expounded by Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists.

  32. 32
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    I see that Osborne is out on Work Experience today.

  33. 33
    Ed Miliband says:

    Couple of questions

    1. What is work?

    2. What is Experience?

  34. 34
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    Don’t forget that the kippers will split the Tory vote too.

  35. 35
    jgm2 says:

    If you lose the popular by 4% and yet win a majority of seats you’ll have some trouble convincing me that you’re a legitimate government.

  36. 36
    frank says:

    Solidarity goes both ways. You don’t report my PIE shame and I help you.

    “Solidarity” from Hattie HARPERSON? “Bone Solidarity” more like

  37. 37
    Steve Miliband says:

    Sales up at Lidl and Aldi? Perhaps they offer better value than other leading supermarket chains. Ed needs a Judge led enquiry into supermarkets.

    We need a one off annual tax on footballers wages. How is £300k a week justified? The Premier League is one big Ponzi scheme waiting to collapse

  38. 38
    Red Ned says:

    Sorry Nick, but the deal will mean you’ll be out. Vince or Hughes or Farron will be the new ultra lefty liberal leader.

    But I have a special EU job for you instead.
    As someone who would never let the UK leave the EU we’ll give you a long contract on a super high salary in Brussels. And it will be almost tax free with an expense account a Facebook billionaire would envy.

    So you haven’t been forgotten.

  39. 39
    jgm2 says:

    What does that mean? Anybody?

  40. 40
    George Nobsore says:

    Towel folding is good…

  41. 41
    Fishy says:

    He’s too old

  42. 42
    Gordon McBreath says:

    I was prime Minister despite no one, anywhere, not even in my own party, voting for me.

  43. 43
    White Dee says:

    Or Shoplifting.

  44. 44
    Postal vote says:


  45. 45
    jgm2 says:

    Labour have gone from 45% to 35% in less than two years. Only about half of those have gone to the Tories. It looks like the kippers might be splitting the Labour vote.

  46. 46
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:


  47. 47
    Vince Cable says:

    Don’t forget that I was Chief Economist at Shell, which stood me in good stead for my bungling of the Royal Mail privatisation, you remember? Where we left £1.6 billion on the table?

  48. 48
    Falkirk says:

    Anything with Akbar usually means Death to the west.

  49. 49
    Admiral Allah Akbar says:

    its a trap

  50. 50
    P l e b says:

    I think he’s looking for a sharia government.

    Can’t we have a collection to send him to Saudi Arabia, where he clearly longs to be?

    I’m in.

  51. 51
    UKIP or bust says:

    See what your fellow countryman says above, mush?

  52. 52
    Dave Cameron says:

    Do you know how many Lunar call centres that would have paid for?

  53. 53
    Fishy says:

    They’ve got to do it by post…or most likely to get someone to do it for them

  54. 54
    jgm2 says:

    Where is Ned Balls hiding today?

    I must admit I thought keeping Balls away from the TV cameras was a winning move but Labour still seem to be losing votes faster than they can print them.

    If I was a Labour activist/apologist I’d be shitting bricks.

  55. 55
    M103 says:

    What does the shirk bit mean? Does he actually work BTW?

  56. 56
    Grand Mufti Diver says:

    It means that a good Muslim should not go out to vote in a democratic election, but rather sit at home and beat their 9 year old wife for wearing glasses and listening to pop music.

  57. 57
    Andy Choudary says:

    work, pah that is so 9th Century.

  58. 58
    Labour HQ Franking Machine says:

    I’m working as fast as I can mate !!

  59. 59
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    Just what he needs, support and approval from PIE.

  60. 60
    Ed (Too Fat must Fast for Flat Waistline) Balls says:

    Jack Dromey, the quasi tranny hubby of Harriet Harperson once dabbled with the British Union of Faggots!

  61. 61
    Labour Newsnight says:

    What a farce Newsnight is fast becoming! What a joke! A Labour luvvie as its Editor and as for its new economics editor Duncan Weldon – the less said about him the better!
    Newsnight has less than zero credibility as a serious political news programme!
    Even the most rabid Conservative could not have imagined Newsnight becoming so incredibly unbalanced to the left!!!
    Has the BBC got absolutely no self awareness at all?

  62. 62
    Dick Scratcher says:

    How depressing if true. It just goes to show how poorly educated and gullible the average Briton is if he or she is liable to fall for the Tory propaganda of comics like The Daily Mail, The Daily Express and The Sun. Such rags serve only the interests of their privileged owners who have no interest at all in the true meritocracy which would constitute a properly civilised society

  63. 63

    And who are “they”?

    And what’s “horrid” about what he’s doing or what people say about whoever it is? And what does the awful leftoid N*** bastardette mean when she says “they’ll give up after a bit”?

    What will they give up?


  64. 64
    Myfanwy says:

    Aye lad, thick as brick

  65. 65
    Myfanwy says:

    Lovely Tory language

  66. 66
    the mystical mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I’ve twigged that Richard Bacon’s technique. He says the first mundane thing that comes into his mind but doesn’t say it, rather he pauses and says it very slowly as if it is some intellectually difficult concept.

  67. 67
    C O (Ξ7h) says:

    Given than this idiot works for MI5, it is essentially the state telling m’uslims that it is against the will of Allah to vote for UKIP in the Euro elections, or indeed any local !slamic political parties that they might otherwise think about setting up.

  68. 68
    Quote of the year says:

    Dan Hodges column …

    Toynbee is like a female version of Diane Abbott

  69. 69
    Postal vote says:

    The winner!

  70. 70
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Really, does she claim that much in taxi fares?
    I guess Tuscany is a long way away..

  71. 71
    A Fatwa says:

    Anjem you did not put PBUH after mentioning your favourite sky pixy.

    You will burn in damnation for this.

  72. 72
    Harriet Dromy says:

    A normal wife could perhaps teach Jack what his arsehole is for.

  73. 73
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, Green Nazis & other Wasters says:

    Of course it has credibility, it has always known it represents the Labour Party.

  74. 74
    Get on yer bike says:

    You should give it a go Moussa.

  75. 75
    Retiring next year says:

    As a Tory voter, should I get the Yellow or the Red Lamborghini?

  76. 76
    timbo46 says:

    Once again, confirmation that the BBC is the broadcasting wing of the Labour Party. (They share the Guardian as well. No surprise there.)

  77. 77
    8umboy 8illy Hague says:

    I’m more interested in the price of women’s clothing hire.

    Isn’t that right Vlad?

  78. 78
    Myfanwy says:

    Well when one has to attend social functions and formal dinners one has to keep one looking one’s best, but Dave thought it only right that what the elite spend should be in the RPI. Of course they all choose from the various price indexes the one which suits their purpose.

  79. 79
    Harriet Harman says:

    Oh and Duncan I’ll send you one of my nice PIEs to cheer you up. LOL Hatty.

  80. 80
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander Harriet says:

    Why does Harriet’s tweet not have an ‘unintentional’ link to any p i e site?
    C’mon Harriet babe, keep up the family tradition.
    Tweet, and shaw yourself to be a pr@ honey. there’s a good girl.

  81. 81
    Am I alone in thinking that Harriet is a right hot sexxxxxxy babe? says:

    Harriet to Jack, ‘Where’s my supper?’

  82. 82
    Harrishat Harman says:

    More like the consistency of the woman’s pooh.

  83. 83
    Chris Bryant says:

    I can teach him.

  84. 84
    I'm as thick as pig shit, so call me Bacon says:

    To him, it will be.

  85. 85
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Best to get a bl@ck one, then you can use it as a taxi and a hearse when the money runs out.

  86. 86
    Jumbo says:

    It has to be said: any wimmons group connected with Harmand must be called Angry Birds

  87. 87
    The BBC never knowingly not pathetic says:

    If you make licensee fee payment a non criminal act then we’ll stop Cbeebies. There that will show you not to mess with us.

  88. 88
    Rob says:

    You rarely hear these days that Mosley was a Labour cabinet minister.

  89. 89
    jgm2 says:

    The problem isn’t The Mail or The Sun. The problem is Ned Balls. He can get on the BBC and say whatever he likes uninterrupted by Marr. The problem with that is that the voters see him and are reminded of the utterly fucked up economy he left behind him the last time.

    It’s not that The Mail or The Sun are unspeakably rude about him (although they are – and rightly so) Ned’s main problem is himself.

  90. 90
  91. 91
    Rob says:

    RPI will, but CPI does not. The 1.7% figure is CPI

  92. 92
    Myfanwy says:

    The Kippers are taking from both both the main parties and a smattering from the Lib Dems. If Nige manages to get to get into order his disparate followers it could promise to be a very close election, I don’t think Nige will go into shared power as the LibDems have done, they have seen what happens when they go into coalition with the Torys

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    How depressing if true. It just goes to show how poorly educated and gullible the average Briton is if he or she is liable to fall for the Labour propaganda of comics like The Guardian, The Daily Mirror and The BBC’s news website. Such rags serve only the interests of their privileged owners who have no interest at all in the true meritocracy which would constitute a properly civilised society

  94. 94
    The BBC says:

    We will cut the popular stuff just to make a point, and leave all the PC crap. But we won’t be cutting our salaries. It’s the socialist way.

  95. 95
    the unbiased bbc ! says:

    Bad judgement on the part of Harperson. Why would you show your support so publicly ? Should she get an easy ride the next time she is on newsnight, the public will make there own minds up. Done herself or Weldon no favours.

  96. 96
    Up here on the roof says:

    Is there a blacks-only branch?

  97. 97
    jgm2 says:

    If he was a Tory cabinet minister you’d never hear the end of it.

  98. 98
    RomaBob...benefits for all! says:

    City University of Newcastle upon Tyne was the proposed name for the present Northumbria University.

  99. 99
    Up here on the roof says:

    … and the sooner the better. Then all these fairy footballers can piss off back where they all came from.

  100. 100
    RomaBob...benefits for all! says:

    “they’ll give up after a bit.”

    Hattie’s strategy when dealing with the PIE allegations.

  101. 101
    Up here on the roof says:

    PBUH = Please Bring Ur own Hijab

  102. 102
    Aardvark says:

    Neer pay the license fee. Let them go to N Korea for money. They won’t get mine.

  103. 103
    Up here on the roof says:

    From what I’ve seen and read, people who buy Lambos seem to trash them (and sometimes themselves too) in something under 3 months from purchase date. These machines are far too powerful for somebody used to puttering around in a Morris Minor.

  104. 104
    Up here on the roof says:

    Quoi de neuf?

    Sent from my BBC French Service iPad

  105. 105
    Cynic2 says:

    Is she giving him legal advice like she did to PIE?

  106. 106
    broderick crawford says:


    300 a week ? I give that little to my fag Moyes for subsistence .

  107. 107
    broderick crawford says:

    ” can yah guess what it is yet ?”

    Ed and Ed.

    Two little boys .

  108. 108
    carlo gambino says:

    what’s minsky got to do with anything?

  109. 109
    Cinna says:

    Another slice of PIE, anyone?

  110. 110
    RomaBob...benefits for all! says:

    Wally WackBar :)

  111. 111
    Cinna says:

    Meritocracy? Would that be the meritocracy that sees Stepheb Kinnoch installed as the LP candidate for Aberavon?

  112. 112
    Cinna says:

    All part of the master plan to reduce the pension bill.

  113. 113
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:


  114. 114
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    I had a Shirk Akbar kebab last night. Extra chilli sauce too.

  115. 115
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    It’s a tiny step from communist to fascist and back again. Two sides of the same coin. They only hate each other so much because they are so alike and are competing on the same turf. Each regards the other as a heresy.

    BRIAN: Are you the Judean People’s Front?

    REG: Fuck off!

    BRIAN: What?

    REG: Judean People’s Front. We’re the People’s Front of Judea! Judean People’s Front. Cawk.

  116. 116
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    Get a job shitferbrians.

  117. 117
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    Labour does not represent the Working Class anymore. In Scotland and Wales there was an alternative in the nationalist parties but England never had one until Farage appeared.

    The average working man can look at Farage clutching his pint of ale, at home in the public bar, and then at that milksop Miliband and will have little doubt who he can identify more with.

  118. 118
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    Al ham da gorillaz … alluah akbar and a packet of crisps please.

  119. 119
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    As Randy “Anjem” used to say at the student union bar before he grew the beard.


  120. 120
    Ma­q­bo­­ul says:

    Funny that. The Sun and Murdoch were jolly fine until they ditched Labour. Then overnight The Sun became a filthy rag and Murdoch the AntiChrist.

    Not a word against them while they supported Labour.

  121. 121
    All the world says:

    It’s coming full circle – 3.142 – PIE.
    Harriet Harperson pie face

  122. 122
    Tastebud Tony says:

    I like the BBC. Openly pro-EU yet completely unable to give the people the real facts. Just the way I like it. Now where’s my next Tax Free ‘Charity’ jaunt to since I’ve done such a sterling job of securing Peace in the Middle East?…..

  123. 123
    Tastebud Tony says:

    P3d0 – he’s my favorite Star Wars character! Now I wonder where I’m going to buy Euan his Westminster Seat?….Somewhere safe I think, you cannot be too careful with your little treasures!….

  124. 124
    All the world says:

    Don’t you mean sent from your Tena Pad

  125. 125
    don't forget says:

    Labour turned a blind eye to alleged phone-hacking at NI
    when in power and enjoying Murdoch’s support.

  126. 126
    comp kid says:

    Privately educated hypocritical thick lefty.
    He fits the BBC mould perfectly.

  127. 127
    nick says:

    The BBC is ,like Labour, NOT fit for purpose. Who will bother to watch Newsnight now with such a left Labour bias. I don’t care because I do not watch BBC.

  128. 128
    Anonymous says:

    My council tax is still not rising in line with inflation. Great- and another reason that inflation is low.

  129. 129
    Ed (Too Fat must Fast for Flat Waistline) Balls says:

    Exclusive with Rev Flowers tonight is a nadir!!
    The fact that the Coca Cola Rev mentioned the government annoying him was enough for them to go big on this one FFS!

  130. 130
    English Heretic says:

    Yes we have self-awareness and self-importance and self-regard and self- respect and we don’t give a flying f**ck what the 60 million + people who don’t watch our program think. Because we’re lefties and we’re right, innit.

  131. 131
    low resolution fox says:

    Jesus, what kind of unintelligent being drafted that tweet? If she has a 15year old PA fair enough but..

  132. 132
    Grammar school boy says:

    …..and we have the Liebour party constantly going on about how the BBC’s chief Political correspondent Nick Robinson used to be in the Tory party… if it’s some great crime.

  133. 133
    Rev Flours says:

    Mosley was also on Labour’s National Executive Committee – he wasn’t just another back-bench bum (sic) on seat.

  134. 134
    Pussy Riott says:

    You really think that was an accident?

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