May 9th, 2014

Miliband Faces Astra Donation Standards Investigation

Tory MP David Morris has shopped Ed to the Standards Commissioner over his failure to declare a donation from an AstraZeneca board member to his personal office. As Guido revealed on Wednesday, Shriti Vadera’s donation worth £4,402 was made in December, during her time on the AZ board of directors. Now the Labour leader will have to explain to Kathryn Hudson why he didn’t mention this when he was fighting AZ’s corner at PMQs…


  1. 1
    Ed Fatliner says:



  2. 2
    Rubesy says:

    Tut tut. Who’s a naughty boy then.


  3. 3
    Vote early, vote often says:

    Postal voting stuff arrived. I have voted for Nigel and posted it.


    • 5
      Ockham's Razor says:

      Me too, except I am using a proxy!


    • 11
      Ed Miliband says:



    • 17
      pimply nerd says:

      Not arrived here. Got a flyer from Labour illustrating how to fill in the ballot by ticking the boxes for their candidates.

      I wonder if that was targeted at those with dementia who will no doubt follow the instructions exactly.


      • 31
        Jack Ketch says:

        During the 2010 election a labour worker kindly visited a care home where my father was vegetating to help the inmates fill in their postal ballots. He was kicked out after several nonagenarians pointed out that he was from the Party that produced that two-faced bastard Atlee and Wilson, the Russian agent.


    • 19
      The Established parties says:

      Never mind. We have lists of our voters and will be ensuring all of them receive postal votes and are posted early in our favour before the campaign gets going and they have time to change their minds. These will easily outnumber the few kippers who have independently opted for postal votes and therefore would have been motivated to vote kipper anyway.


  4. 4
    Roger Melly says:


    • 8
      Ockham's Razor says:

      With what wind Owen spouts, it would keep that turbine turning forever.


      • 12
        Venezuelan Population says:

        Instead of poncing all over the UK airwaves, you need to come over here with your mates Di, Ken etc and help sort out the bloody mess you and all your left wing mates encouraged to happen, thank you very much!


        • 24
          Dangerous Brian says:

          Rearrange this well know phrase or saying;
          Twat utter and Owen is complete Jones a.

          Should be fairly easy


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  6. 7
    kebabmon says:

    Cash for (cr*p) questions?


  7. 9
    EU Members says:

    Hey Mili, has no one told you yet that we have last say on what you can do about big business takeovers, remember in the last Government you gave that away to us. Thank you very much,. It is not up to you pillocks any more, (unless that upstart Farage gets his hands on power)!


    • 20
      Gerbil 7 says:

      The way Farage was shouted down last night on QT regarding this spoke volumes… if you forgive the pun.


      • 26
        Dangerous Brian says:

        That left wing rabble that made up the rest of the panel showed themselves in true colours, then they had the nerve to complain about Mr Farage trying to speak over them.
        That Caroline Lucas really thinks she is the dogs nuts doesnt she?


        • 30
          Fuck you, Labour says:

          Or the dog’s fanny, perhaps?


        • 33
          Jack Ketch says:

          Caroline Lucas has a university degree in “Women’s Studies”! A free subscription to “Razzle for Lads” for anyone who can explain WTF those are and how they qualify someone to comment on scientific subjects.


  8. 10
    Perry mason says:

    If Miliband received this money from a Director of a PLC company as a personal donation for political purposes as Guido implies that is a breach of the rules.

    Looks like the favorite son wont be leading Labour to oblivion in May 2015 after all.


  9. 13
    Norm Normal says:

    No postal ballot yet but received a labour flyer explaining how I should complete and return by ticking the boxes for their candidates.

    No doubt dementia sufferers will follow it line by line lol.


  10. 14
    Ed Milibandwagon says:

    Ed Miliband has made a big noise about “applying tests” for this merger but he’s flunked a basic sleaze test here.

    If he won’t declare his cash donations, how can he call on business to adopt new rules.


  11. 15
    Shareholder says:

    Shiti Vadera was on the board of Astra Zeneca? If I’d known I’d have sold my shares. Fortunately, I didn’t know, so I haven’t.


    • 29
      Public Convenience says:

      There’s always a shitty one on the board.


      • 32
        Vlad the Loudhailer says:

        This was the old bat that described Rail Track share holders as Grannys while McMental and Balls are us, set about robbing them.


  12. 16
    Itsonlybadifitsatory says:

    I wonder how long BBC News can avoid mentioning this.


    • 22
      The BBC says:

      A UKIP candidate was seen coughing and not putting his hand over his mouth in time. This is our lead story so no room – sorry.


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    BBC News says:

    Mention what? nothing in the Guardian!


  15. 35
    The Bog Standard Labour Party. says:

    Again, that beacon of democracy our free press chooses to ignore Labour’s vices.


  16. 36
    The 2 Faced Ed Miliband says:

    I am a thick Hunt and my Atwat team’s VAT bollocks has been seen through!

    Thank God there are so many thick Hunts in this country fall for my student politics.


  17. 37
    Ed Miliband A-Twat Team says:

    We do not even fucking know how food prices work. What the fuck is V.A.T anyway? A vegetarian apple twister? No? Variable Aversion to the Truth?

    Vote Ed & Get Len! BOGOF.

    This country will pay twice the price for Labour’s Bullshit economics.

    Best Wishes from Ed’s Atwat Team.


  18. 39
    Deaf Ed The DefeaTed says:

    No Future With Labour!

    :) !RESOL


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“Mr Blair roundly denies any impropriety. Asked whether he was (at least) careless about his reputation, he says calmly that it is “not something I will ever talk about—I haven’t and I won’t”, and then bangs his coffee cup so loudly into its saucer that it spills and everyone in the room jumps. But did he find himself in a tangle over his friendship with Ms Deng? A large, dark pool of sweat has suddenly appeared under his armpit, spreading across an expensive blue shirt. Even Mr Blair’s close friends acknowledge that the saga damaged him—not least financially, since Mr Murdoch stopped contributing to Mr Blair’s faith foundation and cut him off from other friendly donors in America.”

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