June 2nd, 2014

Another Troublesome Peer Leaks Polling Data to Troll Leader

Lord Oakeshott jumped before he was pushed last week, after commissioning unsolicited bad news polling for the  LibDems, but has he set a precedent? Nick Clegg said he thought it ‘totally unacceptable’ that a ‘senior member of the party’ was ‘spending time and money to undermine the fortunes of the party’ and that ‘appropriate measures’ would be taken. Will Dave be so bold in standing up to Tory peer Lord Ashcroft? The billionaire former party donor has been commissioning unhelpful polls left right and centre that suggest a comfortable Labour majority in 2015.

Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s General Election Strategy, commenting on Ashcroft’s last poll in marginal seats, said gratefully: “Lord Ashcroft’s poll confirms that we are making real progress in seats where we need to do well and that Labour can win next year’s General Election.”

There is an Ashcroft Newark poll out at 4pm…

What ‘appropriate measures’ will the PM be taking with his own troublesome peer?


  1. 1
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Oakshott wasn’t a donor.

  2. 2
    Nigel Farage says:

    What ‘appropriate measures’ will the PM be taking with his own troublesome peer?

    Might I suggest a good slapping?

  3. 3
    Another Nail in the Coffin says:

  4. 4
    Christian "Guru" Murphy says:

    The difference is David Cameron isn’t worried about a plot while Nick Clegg is loathed by almost everyone in the country.

  5. 5
    Aswas Tiswas says:


    Conservative lead cut to the margin of error tie between UKIP and the Tories, labour down slightly and UKIP up. To lose a sixteen thousand majority could be considered a major defeat even if the Tory candidate squeezes in, a great many Tory MPs with tiny majorities are going to be very worried.

    The Tories picked the wrong candidate, a serial loser and out of touch multimillionaire insider who lied about his past. CCHQ must have their stooge couldnt lose with such a massive majority, their arrogance will be their undoing.

  6. 6
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    If these polls are accurate may I suggest they are the most helpful

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    He deserves a medal.

  8. 8
    Christian "Guru" Murphy says:

    “Labour’s record” as in a record number of immigrants?

  9. 9

    Ashcroft “leaks” through Conservative Home and his own publicly subscribable newsletter Hardly behind Dave’s back, Furthermore, Ashcroft is mostly nauseatingly sycophantic to Dave, hardly troll-like behaviour.

  10. 10
    What a pity. says:

  11. 11
    Roger Helmer says:

    The LibDems adieu to the twerp known as Nick Clegg is very classy & gracious. Always good to see a move take place without any recriminations.

  12. 12

    Says the “Cock Jockey” who is partial to a few illegal entries

  13. 13
    PC 99 says:

    Right, Ashcroft, we know where you live….. er, actually.

  14. 14
    just asking says:

    I presume he means that Labour let in
    record numbers of immigrants?

  15. 15
    but says:

    Who is hated more-Blair or Clegg?

  16. 16
    Adolph Hitler (UKIP) says:

    “It is totally unacceptable in a Democracy for people to act in a Democratic way”
    Adolph Hitler

    You Tories don’t half make me fucking laugh!

  17. 17
    Cameron's a c#@t says:

    The nearest Cameron has ever got to Bold was when his nanny spilt some eponymous laundry powder.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    DENG Dong!

  19. 19
    No one likes a war criminal says:

    Blair is more hated, by far.

  20. 20
    Bill Quango MP says:

    So he IS standing then..

  21. 21
    Gary Elsby Stoke says:

    Surely Lord Ashcroft is wrong,

    UKIP will win everything and take us out of the EU (BBC. ITV, CH4 all media)

    Every Tory who voted UKIP knows this, surely?

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    A chestfull would be more appropriate.

  23. 23
    Phreavansake says:

    Phuck oph you lephty pooph

  24. 24
    Baron His Majesty Lord Reith says:

    Ashcroft’s agenda hasn’t been anti-Cameron, it’s more anti- comfort polling.

  25. 25
    Strings Attached says:

  26. 26
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Accurate opinion polls?

    An interesting concept.

  27. 27
    Dave Lee-Groomer says:

    And don’t forget the free pony, lower taxes and more government spending too!

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Just the facts Dave,just the facts.

  29. 29
    Norm Normal says:

    No one is better at shooting the messenger. Did Clegg think that he was still popular until Oakeshott proved he wasn’t?

  30. 30
    Ed Moribund says:

    a serial loser and out of touch multimillionaire insider …

    HEY !!

  31. 31
    Labour pretending they will fix the problems they caused says:

    It’s not racist to talk about immigration. We are in touch with the concerns of the working class. Yes, we screamed ‘racist’ at anyone who raised the issue before but we have learned. Please come and talk to us about immigration. We want to sympathise with you, hint at policies we cannot deliver or have no intention of delivering, and soft soap you into coming back to Labour. So PLEASE, talk to us about immigration so that we can talk about immigration.


  32. 32
    Persona non grata says:

    Blair without question. As loathsome as Clegg is, he can still walk down the street in this country without being called a war criminal, spat at, or worse, much worse.

  33. 33
    They are all the same. says:

    A Lefty and a Tory both pulled by the same strings.

  34. 34
    Norm Normal says:

    Will Clegg remain as LibDem leader when he loses his seat or refuse to go lol?

  35. 35
    Ashcroft says:

    ‘Nick Clegg’ facing the axe?

  36. 36
    The Critic says:

    Exactly – He would not want to bother with the tiresome process of being elected -much easier all round to have a grubby backroom deal followed by a victory tour afte the farce of a democratic election.

    What war will he be starting next?

  37. 37
    Persona non grata says:

    EU Puppets.

  38. 38
    Vince"The Cheeky Chappie" Cable says:

    The executioners face is always well hidden.

  39. 39
    Anon still Voting for UKIP ORG says:

    This is the song to serenade EUSSR Cloggy with….
    then Dippy Red Ed & his comrades
    Finally the completely out of touch CMDD & his
    liberal bum-sex conservatives

    “The party’s over
    It’s time to call it a day
    They’ve burst your pretty balloon
    And taken the moon away
    It’s time to wind up the masquerade
    Just make your mind up the piper must be paid….etc etc………”

    VOTE UKIP and take OUR country back from these

    three mendacious manipulative hasbeens…….

  40. 40
    Gerry Anderson says:

    Sajid Javid MP has just joined Dave’s EU puppet government.

  41. 41

    If you are worried that accidentally touching a man’s hand may make you gay – press 1

    For an immigrant taking over my street rant – press 2

    For inquiries about leaving Europe press 3

    For a chat about how much better things were in the old days press 4

  42. 42
    Ewok says:

    Mutual satisfaction all round then?

  43. 43
  44. 44
    Poll leaker says:

    It’s pointing under 1000 votes margin. Dave is crapping himself

  45. 45
    In The Tories says:

    Join the Tory party.

    They want you as a new recruit.

  46. 46
    Gary Elsby Stoke says:

    Lord Ashcroft didn’t need to spend his money.
    Facts are facts.
    The EU elections gave (UKIP/BNP/outers)….30%
    Pro Europeans (everyone else) 60+%

    Result 2015….Labour landslide.

    Fallout 2015…..Tory infighting (outers Vs Majority-who goofed)
    TV/all other media reports of final Tory support of the EU status quo + new vision.
    UKIP/BNP/outers left shouting the odds.

    The new Tory Leader talking of ‘unity’ in a ‘told you so’ sort of way.

    The easiest answered political question of our time as the election results actually show.

    Face facts, the Tories shoot themselves in the foot on a daily basis playing to the tune of appeasing little Englanders who helped to wreck John Major putting Labour in for a near 20 years.

  47. 47
    Labour educashun says:

    Adolph (sic) Hitler


    Adolf died in 1945.

    ‘Democracy’ and Democratic’ should not be capitalised

  48. 48
    inside out says:

    Only because he has two armed Special Branch minders,otherwise he would be hanging from lamppost suspended by piano wire.

  49. 49
    Adolph Hitler(UKIP) says:

    You’ll be frightened of me one day, you’ll see.
    My hobby is collecting Countries.

  50. 50
    Drag Line says:

    FFS if they must tow someone across the water like Shark Bait then they should not be surprised if a shark takes it.


  51. 51
    still walking into darkness says:

    Let’s not forget that Clegg voted for intervention in Syria, albeit because Cameron told him to but he was happy to do it. Not sure that makes him a liar as such, but very poor judgement at best.
    Whereas Blair obviously lies through his teeth, and is centrally connected to some very suspicious deaths, Robin Cook, David Kelly, John Smith, several hundred British troops and an untold number of foreign civilians in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.

  52. 52
    inside out says:

    That rings a bell,lets see,Cameron,Osbourne,

  53. 53
    Hilda says:

    Clegg: dead man walking.

  54. 54
    Hilda says:

    Has Rupert taken out a contract on Tony forshagging, sorry, counselling his Chinese au-pair?

  55. 55

    Vote UKIP :-D

  56. 56

    “Will Dave be so bold in standing up to Tory peer Lord Ashcroft?”

    Perhaps you should offer a prize for anyone who guesses this one right?

  57. 57
    No but Yeah,No but Yeah or sumfin or nuffin says:

    Nick Clegg voted least popular party leader in modern British history .. http://fw.to/WxliToC

    No surprises there,then.

  58. 58
    Sadiq Khan 4 Mayor says:

    The whole continent is ready for Jean-Claude Juncker.

    Juncker! Juncker! Juncker! They scream it in every nation, in each factory, office and every and train station.

    Juncker! Juncker! Juncker! The salvation of a continent.

    Juncker! Juncker! Juncker! The end of decline.

    Juncker! Juncker! Juncker! The golden civilisation awaits.

  59. 59
    Norm Normal says:

    I hate Miliband more than either. At least with Clegg and Blair you are dealing with mature adults, however narcissistic they may be. Miliband fails at every level, immature student union politics.

  60. 60
    The Lone Ranger says:

    I feel sorry (so sorry) for Clegg. I would charge B£iar with making a war (the same charge that was made against Nazis in 1945) and try him.

  61. 61
    dai wondering says:

    has ashcroft got any policies?

  62. 62
    Phreavansake says:

    Big flaw in this argument is that not all those who voted Tory are pro-EU and you could say the same about those who voted Labour.

  63. 63
    Adolph Hitler(UKIP) says:

    My birth certificate lies, you illiterate fucking English Nazi?

    Only half wits fall for the dead but no body party trick (thank you Mr. Borman)
    Clever people know for certain that I left my bunker 2 weeks before the fall of Berlin and my identity double was the one who was arrested in that bunker and taken into custody,

    A true historical fact.

  64. 64
    Norm Normal says:

    Blair killed Robin Cook? Not all bad then!

  65. 65
    Gary Elsby Stoke. says:

    The biggest gamble and flaw of Tory thinking is that a GE win is all but certain. UKIP get their referendum only on a Tory/BNP/Green victory.

    Labour win overall majority based on the economy and the Tory/UKIP/BNP/Green strategy.

    Lord Ashcroft is therefore correct.

    Simplistic Tories surely know that the best possible tactic to proceed with now in 2014 is to demand Labour hold a referendum if they win in 2015?

    Not too clever though for Cameron who wishes a Tory victory based solely on giving that referendum.

    The Tory 2014 gamble gives Labour a victory on a plate but the deliberate sacrifice of the whole Conservative Party to the EU they have loyally supported for over half a Century is noted and with valour.


  66. 66
    Labour bellend says:

    The Telegraph has got this wrong. Michael Foot still holds the record, having an approval rating of 11% in a Gallup poll in 1983. Of course, he would have still beaten Fatcha but for the Falklands War.

  67. 67
    Sue Denim says:

    Only because Blair and Brown are no longer party leaders.

  68. 68
    Graham says:

    Thanks to Cameron the UK can look forward to the Marxist Miliband in Number 10 for at least two terms , possibly three.

  69. 69
    Orson cart says:

    Silly silly boy – Check here http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/65707 to see why we cannot get out after November. ‘Cast Iron’ & especially EMP Farage should know this very well.
    Take a look and sign to inform the masses.

  70. 70
    Orson cart says:

    Sign here to leave the EU http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/65707 as the chinless wonders are powerless after November.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Ashcroft wasn’t commissioning polls to undermine the Leader, unlike Oakeshott.
    BTW Guido why aren’t you out campaigning for your ukip mates in Newark?

  72. 72
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Just caught last ten mins of Daily Polotics,its turned into fucking Loose Women.

  73. 73
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Of course he was, who’s going to make your coffee and sell you your bottom tampons if not a life enriching eastern european on minimum wage.

  74. 74
    I have a massive poll lead! says:

    People are seriously going to have to get voting Tory again if they wish to stop Mr Miliband& co.
    It will be no good coming on here 8 May 2015 when Ed’s done a deal with Vince Cable!

    My wife and me and some friends have an escape plan if miliballs gets in as we are renting a house in Monaco for a year from May 2015. If Cameron is PM still or a Tory we shall return. If Milishit is in we will not return and extend lease for full 5 years!

  75. 75
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Just look for a rather bent dictator being sucked up to by Blair & Campbell.
    Once they’ve trousered the consultation fees the call for armed uprising and intervention will follow.
    Wasn’t our Tony close to both Gaddafi and Sadat at one time or another.
    Blair & Campbell are a right pair of greedy mercenary socialist c*nts and no mistake.

  76. 76
    Euroscepticism wins votes says:

    Pain in the Arsecroft. He is a shit stirrer!

  77. 77
    Sunny Jim (Not Saville) says:

    IMF will be in charge before the end of his first term – Crisis, What Crisis?

  78. 78
    Blunderturds are Go says:

    Lady Penelope has really let herself go.

  79. 79
    Vicar of Dibley says:

    Forshagging opposite of forsaking?

  80. 80
    Vince Kabal says:

    The Von Clegg’s shall ARISE from the ashes

  81. 81
    One-of-us says:

    Cos Guido is a true-blue TORY

  82. 82
    Adolf-wos-here says:

    Fooking yank!

  83. 83
    Gary Elsby Stoke. says:

    The sacrifice of the Conservative Party to the greater good of the EU altar is duly noted.

    Even the most rabid of simplistic Socialist cannot escape a call for a Labour referendum on EU membership and any refusal will be seen as an act of cowardice allowing the anti movement to rule the roost forever more.

    Junior sections of the Tory Party continue to harass an embattled PM on a notion of inbuilt National loyalty of British greatness which results in an overall Labour majority (as always).

    Politics is not about what is right in Great Britain, it is about winning every 5 years no matter what.

    The proof is a EU loving Tory Party (Thatcher/Major/Heath etc..) playing a anti EU card (mumble mumble Duncan-Smith etc..) hoping for a shock victory.

    Totally fucking stupid.

    Gone are the days when the Tories did what is right for the Country and themselves.
    It’s no coincidence that the self inflicted Brown envelope types that kicked the Tories out then are shouting up UKIP now.

  84. 84
    Fred the pensioner says:

    What war? Probably the one in western Europe.

  85. 85
    Fred the pensioner says:

    But he did it in the most ethical way.

  86. 86
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Will you kindly stop spreading this horse shit around?

    After that date there is still nothing that can prevent us just walking away if we so wish. All it takes is a determined leader to tell them we are no longer playing or paying and that they an all fuck off and play on the railway tracks.

  87. 87
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Oh really? I thought his colour was orange, green and white.

    Silly me.

  88. 88
    Orson cart says:

    And will you kindly wash your mouth out with soap and water you foul mouthed fucker!

  89. 89
    MrNedward says:

    So you are going to up-sticks and run away if your “new labour” tories fail to beat labour… Hmmmmmmm

    I cannot afford to leave the country and have to stay here and deal with whatever comes next. That is why I am voting UKIP, because tory and labour BOTH want exactly the same agenda.

    Strangely, labour are a bit more honest about it, but they both want this country run from Brussels. Labour will brazen it out without a referendum, whereas the tories are conning us all with their promise of a “reform” referendum, which is no more than a dishonest and crooked “bait and switch” con leading to full integration.

    They “bait” the public with reform. Then after we have voted for that reform, the EU will pull the switch by vetoing that reform and leaving us on course for ever closer union. The worst part will be how often the raving swivel eyed europhiles will repeatedly tell us that we must have full integration because we voted for that in the “IN or OUT” referendum.

    Only UKIP offer a genuine and honest referendum based upon the only two available options.

  90. 90
    Nigel Farage says:

    Vote Ukip.

  91. 91

    ” we wash you clothes , we clean your dishes , we cook your
    food , we suck ypur cocks ” **

    ** Audrey Tatou in “Dirty Pretty Things ” ( 2002)

  92. 92

    ” …… mind you heh heh heh … if the money s right heh heh heh …and I could still freelance around the global after dinner circuit heh heh heh …. never say never what ?? heh heh heh .

  93. 93

    My peer ?

    Well…I ve seen my Harley Street medico ….. and he says its not
    prostrate ….yet .

    Just always remember to take a portable chemical urinal with
    me wherever I go ….

  94. 94


    Ehii !! Dat issah MY gig !!

  95. 95

    …..so why did you do it then ….wanker !

  96. 96
    Pedant says:

    “Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s General Election Strategy…”

    Oh dear, they are doomed.

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