May 15th, 2014

Friends of Gove: “Dom is #Winning”
Cummings Threatens Downing Street With More Leaks

Do we get the impression that the Secretary of State for Education might not be taking his peace accord with the LibDems entirely seriously?

Exhibit A) The joint Times this morning with David Laws, written at the insistence of Clegg:

“…you might expect the two of us to be crouched under our desks like the last survivors in a Bruce Willis movie, only popping out occasionally to blast each other with shotguns.But the reality of politics — even coalition politics — is a lot more prosaic than some like to suggest.”

Guido is guessing Gove got to choose the by-line picture too.

Exhibit B) Openly laughing about it when doorstepped by Sky’s Darren McCaffery:

Chortle, chortle. Bye.

Exhibit C) Friends of Mr Gove gloat to Guido “Dom is winning.” Cummings is still blogging, rather menacingly today:

“I blew this up because I want people in No. 10 to realise that every time between now and next May that they interfere in the DfE with some stupid gimmick, the story might go badly wrong because someone will leak something. I want Cameron to grit his teeth and say ‘Cleggy, I know you need your gimmicks, and you can have them, but why don’t you go and play somewhere else, if you go near the DfE again, it will probably just go tits up.”

Cummings version of yesterday’s events is well worth a read. If only for his shredding of Craig Oliver…

Clegg has picked a fight with a relentless fanatic with nothing to lose. He’s not going to win this.


38 Comments

  1. 1
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    If Miliband doesn’t want to permanently lose 2010 Lib Dem voters, I’d suggest emphasising break with New Labour before Chilcot is published.

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    • 25
      i want my money back says:

      you say ‘nothing to lose’

      isn’t it ‘nothing to do?’

      electorate please note and vote

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  2. 2
    Ker-ching says:

    What’s worse than finding out that your wife has breast cancer?

    Finding out she has testicular cancer!

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  3. 3
    Fawke Handles says:

    I would pay good money to see the excellent Mr Gove bitch-slap that piece of shit Clegg.

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  4. 4
    BREAKING NEWS says:

    Seven men have alleged they were abused by former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith at a residential school in Greater Manchester, police have said. Police said the men claimed they were abused by Smith at Knowl View residential school in Rochdale in the 1970s and 1980s. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said there were now 21 suspects, 14 of whom it had identified, including Smith.

    GMP said arrests were “imminent”.

    As we speak, Nick Clegg is preparing a statement to say: “I don’t remember any of the suspects who are about to be arrested”.

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  5. 5
    Cleggy says:

    I WANT TOYS – MORE TOYS TO PLAY WITH NOW.

    THEN I CAN THROW THEM OUT OF MY PRAM!

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    • 11
      Grouniad Broon says:

      Hang on! Hang On!!!

      They’re MY toys!!! – and if anyone is gonna throw them IT’S ME!!

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      • 28
        Cleggy says:

        You left them on the floor – I found them FINDERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS

        *BLOWS RASPBERRY*

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  6. 6
    Poor Taxpayer says:

    There’s no such thing as a free (school)lunch

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  7. 7
    EU lickspittle Clegg says:

    I just want to fcuk up as much as I can before my Sheffield student voter base elect a more principled lefty twat.

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  8. 8
    Ockham's Razor says:

    LibLabCon are going to go tits up in a week.

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  9. 9
    NOT a farting Metropolitan ‘Progressive’ bean eater says:

    But we’re all so terribly limp and generally flaccid here! – what could go wrong?

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  10. 10
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Fuck off UAF!
    Fuck off UAF!
    Fuuuuuck OFF!

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  11. 12
    Listener to Clegg says:

    Hearing Clegg on a Radio 4 Today interview this morning has confirmed that I should <and will) vote UKIP in the Euro Election.

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  12. 13
    My licence fee pays these wankers wages says:

    Those pricks from BBC3’s ‘The revolution will be televised’ should be sacked and the poxy ‘Anarchist’ party political broadcast they call a comedy show scrapped after what they did at the UKIP meeting.

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    Guido is removing this video at every chance, watch it before it's removed says:

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    • 16
      vile labour ruined my country says:

      yep, saw it was first comment then disappeared

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    • 17
      JH462323141245 says:

      It’s completely terrifying to the commentariat, that’s why.

      The only spell they have left is accusations of racism – which just looks completely bloody ludicrous when deployed against non-wh*tes.

      Hoist by their own petard – because only wh*tes can be wacist, remember?

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      • 23
        UKIP Voter says:

        Not until you push do you know where the boundaries of freedom stop.
        By the looks of the political and media reaction to UKIP’s rise in popularity that boundary extends no further than somewhere inside the Westminster bubble.
        I never realised how restricted my options had become till now and that for a good 20 years or more I’ve been living in what is effectively a one party state.

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        • 24
          JH462323141245 says:

          Strange, isn’t it… I do get the feeling that the country is emerging from a fog in which it has been wandering around in circles for the last thirty years.

          I see comments on news articles that you’d expect to be immediately deleted just three years ago staying up, and getting hundreds of votes.

          Some of them are mine.

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  14. 15
    Play ground Politics says:

    Yawn.

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  15. 18
    Breaking Wind says:

    I have just farted terribly.

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  16. 19
    non taxable pikey says:

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  17. 20
    non taxable pikey says:

    Yesterday this was a Syrian Army base: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tzIL4DnlaKY

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  18. 21
    Roger"I'm so sexy it hurts" Helmer says:

    One week to the election & here’s the truth about Ukip | Want job security then take a pay cut http://www.unionstogether.org.uk/page/s/truth

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    Anonymous says:

    No single person outside of Westminster could give a solitary fuck about anything Dom Cummings says or knows who he even is. Potential LibDem voters hearing someone close to Gove hates Nick Clegg is a win-win-win-win-win.

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    • 32
      Just Saying says:

      Disagree.

      Have posted this below, before reading your rant:

      I can’t echo strongly enough the Guido line near the end of this piece, which says “Cummings version of events yesterday is well worth a read”.

      Click there for a very powerful read and ask a) how Clegg is allowed to get away with the way he behaves in government, and b) why Cameron allows it.

      Both are amoral. This comment by Cummings sums it all up.

      “we live in a constant series of gimmicks, cockups, and waste. It shows the daily routines of Westminster that operate against having serious people in charge of things”

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    • 37
      Dreary Steeples says:

      Don Cumming grew up on a livestock farm up north, he knows how to handle how loads of shite.

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  21. 27
    Cabby says:

    With just a year to go to the GE, why doesn’t Cameron now kick all the libdems out of his Cabinet and the rest of the govt posts they occupy and just run a minority govt? If they don’t like it they can raise a motion of no confidence – and if they win then we just might get a GE a bit earlier and a different lot of troughers in the HoC.

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  22. 31
    Just Saying says:

    I can’t echo strongly enough the Guido line near the end of this piece, which says “Cummings version of events yesterday is well worth a read”.

    Click there for a very powerful read and ask a) how Clegg is allowed to get away with the way he behaves in government, and b) why Cameron allows it.

    Both are amoral. This comment by Cummings sums it all up.

    “we live in a constant series of gimmicks, cockups, and waste. It shows the daily routines of Westminster that operate against having serious people in charge of things”

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  23. 33
    Anonymous says:

    The heavy monies on The Dom-so far Dom 2 Calamity NIL.How the hell did Oh Calamity ever get to be leader?Yes I know the alternative was huhne!

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  24. 34
    Ordinary citizen with a life says:

    I have no idea what this story is about, or even if it is a story at all. Could someone translate this into something comprehensible to us non-residents of the Westminster Village Home for the Terminally Incapable?

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  25. 35
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    David, if you move in with Gove remember not to claim on expenses to contribute to his mortgage. Signed, your Mum.

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