May 2nd, 2014

McTernan the Tables

A downbeat John McTernan didn’t think much of Labour’s chances in the European elections when asked by Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics today:

Brillo: “Are we inevtivably heading to European elections in which UKIP is a clear victor, Labour not a great second and the Tories a poor third?”

McTernan: “It’s got that feeling at the moment, hasn’t it. They’re certainly setting the terms of the debate and they have to be derailed by the other parties.”

Yet just two weeks ago the former Labour spinner claimed it was in the bag. In an effort to cheer up Labour supporters with little faith in Ed Miliband’s leadership he listed a “dozen reasons to be cheerful” to the Blairite faithful at Progress, McTernan boasted:

“Labour is set to win the European elections.

Now he admits that is unlikely, what changed?

McTernan also asserted in that same article that Labour would “storm London in the borough elections.”

More bad news for McTernan, Guido’s top campaign source at CCHQ told him yesterday that he was getting more confident that the Conservatives will do better in London, where economic growth is already resurgent, than might be expected. That storm is looking to blow an ill wind for Miliband…


  1. 1
    Mr Clifford says:

    It’s not exactly the most glamorous part of the weekly shop but, still, everyone needs toilet roll.
    And now one company has gone to great lengths to work out exactly which brand is best.
    Enlisting the help of a student at Swansea University, Mr Clifford tested the absorbency, softness and length among other “performance” factors.
    “It was a very rigorous testing process that not only looked for a roll that was economical but that also ticked the box for design and quality,” said Mr Clifford
    Generally, the research concluded that you get what you pay for; the softest and most luxurious toilet rolls commanded the highest price-tags.
    It worked out that Lidl Everyday Essentials was the best value for money based on pack price/(sheet area x number of sheets per roll x number of rolls per pack).
    So next time you’re wandering down the aisles you’ll know which will last the longest and which will be the most delicate on your derriere.

  2. 2
    couldn't make it up says:

    Labour changing their minds when it’s all going wrong again, shock gosh horror

  3. 3
    David Cameron says:

    I am a high-tax Conservative.

  4. 4
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Ed’s economic policies are the equivalent of nailing jelly to the ceiling. The only problem is there is a jelly nail crisis. There aren’t any

  5. 5
    Andy Car Park says:

    It’s an ill wind that blows no bugger any good not arf.

  6. 6
    Ockham's Razor says:

    What do you mean?

    Miliband is an ill wind.

  7. 7
    Max Clifford says:

    Soon I’ll be testing its capabilities as a writing paper.

  8. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Ed Miliband is costing Labour votes.

    Guido’s readers say “I told you so”!

  9. 9
    Shooty* says:

    ‘mr thpeaker, I predicted thith. I did, mithter thpeaker. I predicted it with 100% accuracy. I know thith ath all the lovely people in my offith told me i did”

  10. 10
    The Venezuelan Government says:

    You don’t really need toilet roll.

    Our people are doing fine without its capitalist roots corrupting them.

  11. 11
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Err, you’ve cut corporation tax to record lows?

  12. 12
    BBC 24hr rolling bollocks says:

    Reasons to be cheerful.
    Same as the previous 10 which were a summation of reason No1.
    At least Ed isn’t Gordon Brown.

  13. 13
    Mr Arse says:

    Farmfoods bumpf is also good value

  14. 14
    The Fart Inspector says:

    Does he shop in Morrrison’s?

  15. 15
    All ears says:

    Shhh Clifford sentencing underway…

  16. 16
    Ed Balls says:

    Mmmmmmm Jelly belly!

  17. 17
    Judge Dredd says:

    I sentence you to 18 months hard penis in a maximum security prison.

  18. 18
    Raving Loon says:

    I quite like all this news about UKIP. It almost feels like we’re witnessing a revolution.

  19. 19
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    So it that the dude I’m replacing?

  20. 20
    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

    It’s eggstraordinary, isn’t it ?

  21. 21
    Andrew Efiong says:

    It’s only the Euro vote. I’ll vote UKIP to send a rowdy rabble to Bruselles but never in a month of Sundays would I want anyone from UKIP near government or even a local councillor!

  22. 22
    Socialism is theft says:

    A vote for the Tories is a vote to let Labour become the biggest UK MEP party. And if Tory voters can’t be arsed to stop Labour, why should UKIP voters?

  23. 23
    @hateliebour says:

    That picture is the real image of Liebour, arrogant, pulling the strings of the dummy in front of the tv cameras, he and his like should be banished from sh1thouse of political life, he is a cornerstone of what damage Liebour has done to this country.

  24. 24
    Ed (Too Fat must Fast for Flat Waistline) Balls says:

    WTF have Liebour done to garner any votes apart from publishing a blank piece of paper!
    I’m all for less government and a blank piece of paper would be fine but you just know that these Liebour parasites , wasters, freeloaders and loafers cannot resist to spend taxpayers monies on any pet project that they deem necessary once they have conned the gullible and got into power again!

  25. 25
    @hateliebour says:

    Send a UKIP MEP to the EU centre of operations and you will have sent a real person who will have more power than that little town council operating from the the original seat of British power, the House of Corruption, so thank you for thinking about voting for UKIP.

  26. 26
    Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest says:

    Labour are their own worse enemies!

  27. 27
    Useless as a Labour MEP says:

    Well, they can hardly expect to do especially well in the European elections when at the launch of their Euros campaign they don’t even mention Europe, FFS.

    Twats, the lot of them.. Clueless twats.

  28. 28
    jexrab says:

    Long live the super brainy beigns from the Planet Mars.

  29. 29
    Lord Wellard of No Apologies says:

    You only posted this so we could get all hot and bothered by the sight of Isabel’s knee, didn’t you! Git!

  30. 30
    Milicameron says:

    I have nothing to offer but um, err, and … bugger.

  31. 31
    Amazon, Google, Starfucks, etc. says:

    That’s true.

    We pay fuck all.

  32. 32
    Observant says:

    Most ‘right minded’ people use the grauniad for arse wipes.

  33. 33
    Some Standards says:

    I won’t allow it in the house.

  34. 34
    Prod says:

    Than what ?

  35. 35
    Observant says:

    Mouse got your tongue?

  36. 36
    The Critic says:

    A case of damned by faint insults?

  37. 37
    ed milliband peoples representitive of doncaster says:

    thanks to eu law,vote UKIP the very british revolution

  38. 38
    Dave says:

    Thanks Andrew. I like you a lot. ( assuming you’re not one of those awful middle classes in which case I detest you).

  39. 39
    Massive Cock says:

    Oh Isabell. Two words, Hard and Man, in her surname. It’s all very Bottomly. I think I’m going to marry her.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Who is the minx on his left ? She looks vaguely shaggable in a posh, progressively liberal type way.

  41. 41
    Spartacus says:

    cut corporation tax to record lows

    AND to compensate put up luxury tax (now called vat)

  42. 42
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    But the rest of us are all paying a lot more so yes Cameron is a high tax PM, since he is not a Conservative I’m not able to call him a high tax Conservative though.

    Who will free us of these metropolitan liberal, guilty rich, posh boys with no connection to the real world at all??

  43. 43
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I’ve always wondered who really pulls McTernan’s strings. He’s been pining to be an MP since he was a library assistant at Labour HQ in the 1990s, but nobody wanted him. Could he be bitter?

  44. 44
    Spineless Dave says:

    Save Ed!

    Nothing must be allowed to dithlodge Ed from hith pothition as leader of the Liebore party

  45. 45
    Inspector Blake says:

    More comes off than is mopped up.

  46. 46
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘Guido’s top campaign source at CCHQ told him yesterday that he was getting more confident that the Conservatives will do better in London, where economic growth is already resurgent, than might be expected.’

    Fucking dream on, as we say in London.

  47. 47
    HenryV says:

    Is it wrong to like Isabel just because she’s pretty?

  48. 48
    Dougal MacDougal of that ilk says:

    No, they’re not even any good at that!

  49. 49
    Trappist Drunk of Useless Loop says:

    I only ever comment here on Australian-related matters but why ANYONE should ever listen to this foul-mouthed piece of maggot vomit known as MuckTurdon is beyond me. He was without doubt the nastiest advisor to the WORST politician ever to besmirch our Oz parliament, a corrupt, lying,incompetent, adulterous harridan whose father DID die of shame. Someone worse then Mad Hatty Harperson!
    Excuse me as I vomit @ the thought.
    He’s all yours now …..

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    “reasons to be cheerful”
    The serfs still haven’t actually got their calloused hands on a referendum yet?

  51. 51
    Fuck Gordon Broon says:

    The dim and disgusting hypocrite and champagne “socialist” Harridan Harman, linked with the PIE scandal, is so shamelessly thick-skinned that she attacks Jeremy Clarkson for mouthing part of a traditional nursery rhyme two years ago. Meanwhile, a JUDGE is given a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice. What does she have to say about that, then? Nowt. Nada. Nothing. Fuck all.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Cutting tax does work – that was the basis of the US Reagan recovery –
    tax cuts, biz comes first

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    I just sat through Eds latest commercial, aimed at the faculty challenged. They must know the bedroom tax’ officially doesn’t apply to the disabled or maybe they’re just going the Clegg route of outright lies and distortions once on the beeb.

  54. 54
    Tachybaptus says:

    [Just a test to solve a technical problem]

  55. 55
    Tachybaptus says:

    [Second test]

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