May 13th, 2014

Heroic Alec Shelberforce Fights to Free the Slaves

181 years since the Slavery Abolition Act heralded the victory of William Wilberforce’s campaign to end the slave trade, Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke is continuing the heroic Wilberforceonian tradition of fighting for the freedom of oppressed peoples. His Ten Minute Rule Motion laid before the House today calls for the prohibition of unpaid internships. Shelbrooke will stand up and tell the political class to let his people go:

“Like most young people, at our local comprehensive school both my sister and I were taught that hard work and determination would help us make something of ourselves in the world of work. Our supportive parents made us work part-time jobs around our education, something that taught us the real value of money, something we had to do to run our first cars and something that taught us how to budget; a valuable lesson for later life. Unpaid work was simply not an option for me or my sister and it should no longer be a barrier for ordinary kids like we were, to get into the workplace. In the 21st Century it is time to ban the practice of unpaid labour.”

All together now: “I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see.”

UPDATE: It passes 181-19. Second reading Thursday.


  1. 1
    David Axelrod says:

    Looks like we’ll have a minimum of 10 runners for the Newark by-election. Betting markets moving in favour of Labour.

  2. 2
    Andrew Neil says:

    This is just plain daft and a waste of parliamentary time

    This idiot could learn a lot from my employment policies

  3. 3
    Tom Hewitt says:

    By the Rivers of Babylon.

  4. 4
    Dan Hodges Cat says:

    Dan wasn’t an unpaid intern his mum gave him pocket money.

  5. 5
    The Grauniad says:

    WTF !!!!!!

  6. 6
    jimbo says:

    So Guido, do you ever link to dailymash articles mocking the Tories?

    Yet you found one suggesting that UKIP, the only serious patriotic party in British politics, is like the Nazi party and wants to put people in camps. It’s a typical hard-left smear tactic.

    Why do you help them? Is it anything at all to do with being paid by Rupert Murdoch?

  7. 7
    Lee Jasper says:

    Slavery never existed till honkies started doing it.

  8. 8
    RNLB says:

    So the Tories want to ban volunteers?

  9. 9
    Unbalanced Views says:

    Oh, he never responds to questions like that

    I for one don’t see the issue – and don’t see why its a waste of time – Unpaid internships ffs – not just in politics of course, in fashion too, should be outlawed

  10. 10
    Andrew Neil says:

    As you can see the BBC is an equal opportunity employer
    I very much believe in leading this drive, please watch this video of me interviewing a new make up girl as she tends to my crowning glory

  11. 11
    Buy one Abbott get one free. BOAGOF says:

    Not forgetting that the slave trade would not have existed if the blacks had not sold their lower cast blacks to the slavers.

  12. 12
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    This is interesting reading – the comments in particular:


    As is this interview with M’ontel W’illiams:

    Other than general health advice on vitamins RDA’s being perhaps a little ‘iffy’ – particularly the b/s about the dangers of getting sun on the skin (essential for Vit D…) could current health advice be more to compromise the health of darker skinned folk who live in Europe ?

    Hmm… :-)

  13. 13
    Andrew Neil says:

    Sensible policies for a new britain

  14. 14
    The LibDems says:

    You need to see real stuff mate, like what we make.

  15. 15
    King Charles I says:

    We’d have never have found out about the extent of the roaring trade in slaves in Africa if the Royal Navy hadn’t gone there to find out where all the British people were being abducted to by the Barbary slavers.

  16. 16
    Grand Duke Dimitri says:

    Taught? In a comprehensive school? Surely some mistake. Rather glorified child minding of the mainly retarded offspring of equally feckless, retarded parents whose moronic little darlings are, by the time they reach 11 years of age, are off the wall with so-called behavioural and social problems, in class sizes of approaching 50.

  17. 17
    William I says:

    There is clear evidence of slave ownership in the Domesday book.

  18. 18
    dai r o'hea says:

    I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see.

    where’s the bog roll?

  19. 19
    Andrew Neil says:

    Look at the effects of EU enforced energy saving bulbs
    they fucking blind you

  20. 20
    Benedict cucumberpatch says:

    Talking of slavery I have to tell you something quite sad but also hilarious.
    My ancestors were slave owners who made their fortune from the sweat of a bl*ck man’s brow.(Sad)
    Two hundred years later through that same fortune and the privilege’s that came with it I am posh and well educated thus able not only to be an actor but to play the part of one of my ancestors who owned slaves.
    Quite hilarious that all these years later the Cumberbatch family is still earning a living out of the misery of bl*ck people(all be it on celluloid).

  21. 21
    Bumsexy Camerspaz, global warming and equal marriage guru says:

    The science is settled.

  22. 22
    táxpáyér says:

    Income Tax is the real slavery.

  23. 23
    The British media are cunts says:

    Thank god the nasty white people put an end to enslaving black people. luckily black people have never enslaved anyone…. oh hang on.

  24. 24
    táxpáyér says:

    Yes. It’s odd that the left accuse UKIP of being socialist.

  25. 25
    Unpaid marketing pawn says:

    Yeah! Whatever!

  26. 26
    Andrew Neil says:

    A clip from my proteges who I found whilst on a fact finding trip to Korea to scout for acts
    Asias got plenty of talent

    Trust me within month this dance will be al lthe rage
    its called

  27. 27
    táxpáyér says:

    The state cannot supply education.
    State crèches are there to ensure both parents work and thus land affordability falls.

  28. 28
    Bosun Higgs says:

    in politics, you do a lot of work for nothing when you are young, so that you can be paid a lot for doing nothing when you are old.

  29. 29
    ed milliband peoples representitive of doncaster says:

    guido has linked to the mash lots of times

  30. 30
    Communist In Denial says:

    It’s the wrong sort of slavery.

  31. 31
    Like this? says:

    i posted that one yesterday

  32. 32
    Sanctimonious, lefty, hand-wringing bastard says:

    Two wrongs do not make a right… ** rolls eyes and projects rac!sm **

  33. 33
    give £3/month for ummm...Cheers easy... says:

    Someone here coined a phrase I think has legs….

    Patriphobic-fear of being patriotic

    The Liebour party have throughout my lifetime always practised Patricide.

  34. 34
    ed miliband, donkey representative of the people says:

    Sock puppet.

  35. 35
    Andrew Neil says:

    Yo dog!
    does this stir any memories in your DNA porridge?
    Iit does mine

  36. 36
    Andrew Neil says:

    Just how can sensible people trust the judgement of this Tory idiot ?

    Look at his hair!

  37. 37
    The Wild Colonial Boy says:

    Bojo started a fashion, evidently.

  38. 38
    Moley says:

    What MPs need to do is not only pay their interns, but ensure that they do all the PAYE paperwork themselves, including any regulatory and compliance issues.

    Having run a business myself, I am deeply suspicious that MPs do not pay their interns for the simple reason that they cannot get their heads around the PAYE complexities for which they are ultimately responsible.

    Not to mention employers contributions to NI., sick leave and maternity pay.

    Do unfair dismissal, sick leave and maternity leave apply in the case of zero wages? Thought not.

    I think MPs are simply refusing to comply with the regulatory and financial burdens that they inflict on everybody else. Too thick and lazy perhaps?

  39. 39
    Andrew Neil says:

    only because you broke into my computer
    Did you find the Brazilian files?
    I seem to have lost them

    they are called putas quentes

    Here is a clip of a younger mulleted version of myself dancing with a couple

  40. 40
    Andrew Neil says:

    Five female politicians that Briilo wouldn’t mind “Discussing Ukrainian matters” with

  41. 41
    Bullshitting Brainwashing Crooks~ The BBC says:

    Well close the BBC down or privatise the pile of junk. No one should be a slave for the BBC!

  42. 42
    Eric Burdon says:

    Think I could have had a hit with this?

  43. 43
    Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest says:

    ‘Let my people go’. As Moses did when freeing the j3ws from slavery in Egypt.

    No one should be forced into unpaid labour of any kind. No one should be a slave for another’s profit.

  44. 44
    broderick crawford says:

    ” …and I were taught that hard work and determination would help us make something of ourselves …”

    So why the fuck did you become a politician ?

  45. 45
    broderick crawford says:

    I did not see the end of this video as somebody knocked on the door and now its finished and too lazy to re -run

    Did she give him a blow job in the end ?

    ( nice tits anyway ….and very submissive … that s hiw we like our wimmin …Nads !!)

  46. 46
    broderick crawford says:

    Rupe does not pay Guido directly . Wendi has been told to pay him from her alimony cheque .

    More tax efficient .

  47. 47
    broderick crawford says:

    …and they used to ” opportune ” the coloured female servitude .

    Hence the phrase ” honky ” panky .

  48. 48
    broderick crawford says:

    You gotta get outah that place Eric and please don t let
    yourself be misunderstood by the House of the Risin ‘ Sun .

    Oh Lordy Lordy yeah .

  49. 49
    Phuquit says:

    The Muslims have been doing it for years. They still are – been to Dubai lately?

  50. 50
    success or excess? says:

    integrated circuit board or an embedded system

  51. 51
    Bloggers shouldn't take the Digger's shilling says:

    “All together now: “I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see.””

    Guido obviously doesn’t know his William Wilberforce from his John Newton. It was the latter whom wrote Amazing Grace.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    That’s a vicious lie.

  53. 53
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    So by your policy, it is not prohibited to be a slave for another’s loss?

    Hatred of profit is diagnostic of political insanity.

    How exactly are interns forced to work? What do they lose or suffer if they don’t turn up?

  54. 54

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