April 22nd, 2014

Andy Burnham: “I Would Follow Moyes Textbook” in Office

Spare a thought for poor Andy Burnham, who looked up to David Moyes as “a wonderful role model.” Apparently he saw the sacked Manchester United coach as some sort of lode star, telling the New Statesman that the “Moyes textbook would be on my desk as leader.” His gushing did not stop there, he went as far as to compare himself to the ousted coach by listing his qualities:

“* Loyalty — he sticks by people who are loyal to him. That’s one of my traits.
* He’s brought stability — that’s a great strength in a leader.
* He doesn’t flip about in the wind and do one thing one day and one the other.
* He doesn’t do some of the things other Premiership managers did, like grabbing a microphone on the pitch and lecturing players. He doesn’t go in for showiness. That’s another great Moyes trait.”

The leadership wannabe concluded Moyes has “great leadership skills, actually. As I say, I would follow the Moyes textbook. Was “the Moyes textbook” to blame for Burnham’s Mid-Staffs shame


63 Comments

  1. 1
    Andy Burnham says:

    Mid Staffs:

    Maybe it’s mass murder

    Maybe it’s Maybelline!

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    • 7
      Mitch says:

      * Killing elderly patients by denying them food and water – always essential in any opportunistic third-rate politican.

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    • 10
      dai exasperated says:

      shows how low the politicos sink – if they view life as a football match – the world of juvenile ignorant oafish bigots

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      • 22
        Moyes today, Miliband tomorrow says:

        Use a left-winger, link up with the strikers, go on the defensive, fake an injury, spend money on foreigner signings and score an own goal, all while charging the working class a fortune to witness the privilege.

        Labour’s tactics are just like football.

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    • 40
      The two muppets. says:

      Burnham , What a disgusting individual ,no shame and blames everybody else .
      A typical example of the Labour Front Bench .

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  2. 2
    Labour OG says:

    He crashes his team and collects a massive pay-off for failure. I suspect Gordon Brown, Ed Balls and other senior Labour figures are also interested in copying the Moyes way.

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    • 16
      dai exasperated says:

      note how brown is trying to bribe/blackmail the scots to vote for the union – with pension money that hasn’t been saved

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  3. 3
    The Public says:

    Why isn’t this revolting scumbag in prison yet for organising all those deaths?

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    “great leadership skills”
    Being aware enough to notice, when one’s own version of reality and reality itself are asynchronous?

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  5. 5
    What is it about Man U and the BBC? says:

    BBC headline when Man U lost to Everton,’ Moyes says he is rebuilding United.’

    Others, ‘Man U crash out of Champions League’

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    • 19
      What is it about Man U and the BBC? says:

      I suspect this goes back to the old Manchester Guardian/Guardian/BBC axis of evil.

      Other headlines I’ve enjoyed, ‘Unite rescue a point at X’, instead of ‘X hold United to a draw.’ And so on. The list is endless.

      And yes, it does fucking bug me.

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  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    “He doesn’t go in for showiness.”

    Very true – he doesn’t wear women’s eyeliner like some big, camp, pantomime wowser.

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    • 47
      Norman Normal says:

      Not sure which labour image consultant talked Burnham into eye makeup and eyebrow waxing but they did a wonderful job of making him look extra ridiculous.

      Lets hope the architect of the NHS death camp culture never gets any higher up the greasy pole.

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  7. 8
    Hugh Janus says:

    Burnham is just another conceited, ignorant and totally inept prat who preens himself in the mirror evey morning but fails to realise that, in reality, he is regarded as an utterly talent-free little shit. Unfortunately the H of C is seriously infested with his type.

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  8. 9
    Crash and Burnham says:

    I’ve got more respect for Moyes. I suspect he’ll admit he couldn’t do the job.

    Labour on the other lie and lie and still refuse to accept blame for wrecking the economy, trying to blame a “global recession” rather than admit their faults.

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  9. 11
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Burnham was dribbling.

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  10. 12
    Ab dulls squeeze Polly Potty here says:

    Send Ab Dull more money you bastards.

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  11. 13
    Even the homophobes here will laugh at this says:

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  12. 14
    Farago says:

    UKIP will love Moyes, he’s taken half of Manchester out of Europe.

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  13. 15
    Labour = Waste says:

    He inherited a winning team, went on a spending spree and leaves the club languishing with big debts.

    No wonder senior Labour figures think he’s an example.

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  14. 17
    Anonymous says:

    He,s our mp,If the man see,s a camera he thinks it’s for him,he likes is own voice the only thing he’s done for leigh is,leigh sports village,jumps on bandwagons when the show is over.

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    • 24
      Duty Pedant says:

      Shouldn’t you be in school today?

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      • 61
        broderick crawford says:

        COSSETED TEACHER SAYS

        No, we are not in school today because it is the Tuesday after a Bank Holiday so we are entitled to a day in lieu……… yes …. I was confused by that reasoning also but hey!– who am I to turn down an extra free day ??

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  15. 18
    Ab dulls squeeze Polly Potty here says:

    .

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  17. 25
    nell says:

    Everytime I see a picture of that man I shudder. How he is still in charge of the Shadow Health brief I do not know. He should be prosecuted for mass murder and then locked in a cell and forgotten with only a vase of dirty water for company so that he can experience firsthand the cruelty he allowed the mid staffs patients and others to experience.

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    • 26
      Mitch says:

      +1 (and I never vote, normally)

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    • 34
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      Well said Nell.

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    • 37
      john in cheshire says:

      Hear, hear.

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    • 42
      Hugh Janus says:

      And another +1. Every time he sticks his face on our TV screens he insults us, by believing that we have forgotten all about his part in the Mid-Staffs catastrophe, when the NHS, on his watch, ended the lives of around 1,200 patients. An apology would be a reasonable start, followed by a charge of misconduct in public office.

      What sickening scum they all are.

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  18. 27
    Juan Mata says:

    I really couldn’t be arsed to run about for Moyes. I’m hoping his replacement will be some overpaid Spanish creep with the loyalty of a 20-euro whore.

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  19. 28
    The Great British Public fed up with unwanted multi culteral diversity & now all voting UKIP.ORG says:

    And Burn*ham has still not been brought to account for deaths caused under
    his watch @ Mid*Staffs which he tried desperatly to suppress from the MSM.
    The Glazers took action when things were not going right @ M.U but we are
    saddled with three out of touch duplicitous dinosaurs who can’t be sacked
    as they have divine right hand down from on high to purloin as much as they
    can, ‘all within the rules’ which they wrote & its laughingly called Democracy !!!

    Camarooon (Heir to Bliar) = Sees Nothing
    Milliedrip (Heir to McMental) = Hears Nothing
    Cloggie (EUSSR luving P*rat) = Says Nothing

    All three of them could not run a whelk stall, have not had a real job ever
    & are not fit for public office of any description, not even as toilet cleaners !!

    Is it any wonder everyone WILL be voting UKIP !! to rid ourselves of this
    corrupt self importance crap that loaths & despises US !!!
    Its OUR country not theres & Now is the time for real change !

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    • 39
      High Dudgeon says:

      UKIP seems to be a party of teenage bores who post spam comments rather than join in the fun and mirth.

      If this blog had green ink, you’d be using it. I’m surprised you don’t type in upper case to help ensure you come across as even more unhinged ;-)

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      • 51
        Ad Hominems are retarded says:

        The usual criticism of UKIP is that they are all over the age of 65, so the accusation of being teenage is a refreshing change.

        People like you never seem to be able to criticise UKIP policies though.

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        • 54
          High Dudgeon says:

          I like putting the wind up the EU but can’t name a UKIP policy beyond leaving the EU. I don’t know much about their tax policies. Are they libertarians or authoritarians? They want a small state but big military spending. Their policy seems to be shouting and provocation. Good fun but not serious stuff.

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  20. 28
    Andy Bumhum says:

    What an own goal. :(

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  21. 33
    Blap blap says:

    A man accused of robbery and assault was shot and killed in a Salt Lake City court after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.

    Siale Angilau, 25, died in hospital after being shot several times by a US marshal in front of the jury at the new federal courthouse.

    The FBI said he had rushed towards the witness with a pen in an “aggressive, threatening manner”.

    Angilau was the last of 17 accused gang members tried as part of a 2010 case.

    The case included 29 counts, including assault, conspiracy, robbery and weapons offences.

    Perry Cardwell, who was in the courtroom with his adult daughter, told the Associated Press news agency at least six shots were fired.

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  22. 35
    Gordo the Incompetent says:

    Today is world wide poo day.

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  23. 44
    Andrew Starvem-Burnem says:

    Pay me £200k p/w.

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  24. 45
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    So Jimmy Savile victims will get compensation up to a maximum of £60,000. This will be paid out of Savile estate, estimated at around £3 million. The BBC is also to contribute to the payout fund.
    So once again the license fee payer has to pay for the BBC’s mistakes. Why? The executives of the BBC should pay out of their own pockets.
    The BBC run by scum, and taking the piss.

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  25. 46
    Tweety Pie says:

    Stella Creasy has tweeted that the poster campaign by UKIP is childish.

    “Like a toddler kicking off in a public place #ukip gets what they want – a reaction (and so everyone sharing their posters).”

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  26. 48
    seanair says:

    Moyes is a died-in-wool Labour Party man, and funnily enough so is his mentor. Being a good Socialist means you can collect fine wines, own racehorses, apartments in New York etc.
    Moyes must be gutted he’s missed out.

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    • 55
      Col. Nut says:

      He’ll be getting £5 million for being a failure.

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      • 58
        Fred the pensioner says:

        Had Ed ever thought of a football managers’ bonus/golden handshake tax to help sort out the cost of [pick a subject here] crisis?

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  27. 53

    For the reds replacing our most successful ever leader was never going to be easy and his successor was inevitably going to suffer by comparison.

    Sorry what was the question again?

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  28. 57
    Fishy says:

    Burnham? Has he not been shamed into leaving public life yet?

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    • 59
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Can he also be blamed for the current deaths by dehydration leading to kidneys seizing up?

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  29. 62
    The Bog Standard Labour Party says:

    Andy is an amateur politician & a Loser.

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  30. 63
    The Bog Standard Labour Party says:

    Arsehole United sponsors Labour Losers!

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