May 23rd, 2014

Dougie Does a Miliband in Swindon Again

The curse of Swindon strikes again. Dougie Alexander has been telling the BBC all about Labour’s “progress” there this morning:

“In Swindon we actually are making progress. If I was Anne Snelgrove, Labour’s PPC in Swindon this morning, I’d be significantly more optimistic.” 

Except Labour actually now have fewer seats in Swindon than they did yesterday. Swindon Labour leader and radio star Jim Grant is admitting they have had a shocker. Turns out he wasn’t doing such a good job after all…


  1. 1
    Not good says:

    Dougie is a loony

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 2
    TJ says:

    And yet there is a worryingly high chance that these spinny bow tie wearing, floppy shoed fools will be back in No. 10 next year. Terrifying.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 3
    David Cameron says:

    Lalalalalalalalala I’m not listening to you lalalalalalalalalalalalalala.


  4. 4
    still walking into darkness says:

    The price for a pact with UKIP for either Tory or Labour is now unpayable.

    Hopefully they won’t kick Miliband out before the election next year


  5. 6
    Fawke Handles says:

    5 steps to a Conservative victory in 2015.

    1. Labour keep Ed Milllllliband
    2. Labour keep Ed Balls
    3. Labour keep Dougie Alexander
    4. Labour keep David Axellllllrod
    5. Labour keep the rest

    Liked by 1 person

    • 23
      broderick crawford says:

      … but they DON ‘T keep Chukka ….coz he s too good looking and he ‘ll
      “mop up ” the wet knickers vote .


  6. 7

    Why do they call him Wee Dougie?

    Is he incontinent?


  7. 8
    Swindon lad says:

    Sadly Lab have the same number of councillors, the gained one from independent, who left labour


  8. 9
    Genghiz the kahn says:



    • 24
      broderick crawford says:

      Are those flowers for his own political funeral ?

      At least he s being prescient …nobody else will buy him sny .


  9. 10
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    If you want to win anything you keep this Scottish idiot off camera and quietly dump him during the summer holidays.


    • 11
      Genghiz the kahn says:

      If you want to win anything you keep this
      Hampstead idiot off camera and quietly dump him during the summer holidays.

      fixed it.


  10. 13
    Guffaws says:

    Hilarious. I hope he and Ed Miliband front Labour’s campaign and that Ed Balls is wheeled on a regular basis to talk about boom and bust!


  11. 14
    Not the leader of Swindon council says:

    God save us from gordon brown bag carrier Anne Snelgrove again


  12. 15
    Austin Tash says:

    When challenged by Andrew Neil on “The Daily Politics” about the supposed £450 VAT increase, Douglas Alexander visibly gulped and then asked how Neil how much he thought families were paying extra a year.

    Neil said they’d have to be spending £21k a year to pay an extra £450 in VAT.

    Alexander replied that the Labour’s poster didn’t say the rate was annualised, but was £450 over the course of a Parliament.

    Spot the contradiction.


  13. 18
    sound bite politician says:

    Message to self…Keep repeating propaganda the MSM will simply copy and hopefully some of the electorate will not notice.


  14. 19
    wee danny gobshate says:

    I sleep well


  15. 21
    Labour voting Doug Crap says:

    Ha! Ha! Ha! That was an appalling election campaign by Labour. Utter hoons!


  16. 25
    John Tandy says:

    Labour don’t do facts…….


  17. 26

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Damian McBride writes in the epilogue to his memoir…

“At the time of writing, nine months from the election, I’ve concluded that Labour currently has no positive messages to communicate to anyone about why they should vote for the party, no policies which will persuade them, and is being run in a totally dysfunctional way.”

Rob Wilson says:

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