June 16th, 2014

Ashcroft Focus Groups: Labour “Lazy Slobs Lying on a Sofa”

This afternoon’s latest fluid Ashcroft poll has the Tories on 29%, Labour six points clear on 35%, the LibDems on 8% and UKIP on 15%. More interesting are the results of his focus groups in Thurrock and Halifax, which found the Tories are seen as out of touch but sensible,“aggressively” campaigning to sort out the economy. Music to Lynton Crosby’s ears…

Labour meanwhile are seen as weak, confused and dull, and maintains its image as being summed up by miners and “a lazy slob lying on a sofa, beer in hand”.

What could it be about Ed’s refusal to back any cuts, his anti-benefit reform stance and dependency on the unions that give them that impression…


55 Comments

  1. 1
    Ed says:

    Come on the reds

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  2. 3
    anon says:

    It’s true, Labour voters are lazy, welfare dependent slobs. I read it on the Guido Fawkes website.

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    • 9
      Socialism is theft says:

      Labour voters – weak, confused, dull. Surely that is being overgenerous?

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      • 12
        jgm2 says:

        Labour voters (and MPs) – mathematical and economic berserkers.

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        • 53
          Socialist Maths Teacher-earning over £35K and preaching about poverty says:

          My Scientific Calculumator works in base 15, therefore our debt has actually much less Zero’s in than we thought.

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      • 18
        Blind_leading_the_blind says:

        Weak, confused, dull – and 6% ahead!

        Just pray they don’t get strong, clear-headed and lively in the next 11 months

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        • 31
          Llareggub says:

          The trouble is that the Tories aren’t much better. The main political parties have enjoyed this oligopoly for so long, they’ve lost any sense of business nous they ever possessed. That, and they’re all professionals these days, who have no experience of anything but politics.

          Why has UKIP (no, I’m not a kipper) been doing so well as of late? Everybody will have his own opinion, but I suspect it has a lot to do with being run by people who have actually done something in their lives besides arguing the toss about the relative merits of Marx and Friedman. They actually have experience in how commercial offices are organised. Whereas the main parties preside over chaos, and have no experience to tell them, “This is not the way it should be.”

          David Cameron’s greatest asset is Ed Miliband, the clown. Faced by an opposition leader that really knew what he was doing, Cameron would be a lame duck.

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          • Just Saying. says:

            Last poll had Labour as being incompetent. This has definitely not changed.
            2 Best Quotes of the day comes from Fortune magazine’s Sheila Bair (not Blair):
            “Democrats (read Labour and Lib Dims), always adept at identifying the right issues and offering the wrong solutions, want to address the problem through income distribution in the form of higher taxes”.

            Another gem “The Fed (read BoE) can open the monetary spigot but it can’t force the economy to drink”.

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  3. 4
    Dozy Dave says:

    I really put Frau Merkel in her place about Juncker.

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  4. 5
    The British media are cunts says:

    So a bunch of thieving lying wankers at Westminster state that women must get equality and r@pe must stop

    Al Shabaab, Boko Haram and ISIS must be shitting themselves that Westmongster has spoken. NOT.

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    • 8
      jgm2 says:

      Boko Haram, ISIS and Al Quaeda won’t take it seriously until there’s a co-ordinated twitter campaign.

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      • 15
        The British media are cunts says:

        #bringbackourmachinesgunnedinaditchmen

        Don’t think that will work.

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      • 35
        Llareggub says:

        The only thing they’d take seriously is if the RAF flew in there and blew seven levels of hell out of them.

        Unfortunately, since the Strategic Defence Review, the RAF does have any fuel. Or bombs. Or planes. Or pilots.

        They do have a flag. On top of a Portacabin. And a lovely model of a Spitfire.

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  5. 6
    NERMAL says:

    Looking back I dont think that Ashcroft has got a poll right yet, Libdems are not on 8% more like 4 to 5%

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  6. 7
    She's lit the Outrage Blue Touch Paper says:

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    • 13
      NERMAL says:

      Thats not very nice katie, may Kim kardashian sit on your face.

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    • 16
      jgm2 says:

      No need to be rude about the kid but my heart sinks when I see a kid that age with pierced ears.

      The kid might as well be wearing a ‘My mum is a thick slapper’ bib.

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      • 20
        Diane Slugusset..well known labour apologist and vaz licker says:

        apparently Kim licks her lips and sticks her on windows when she shops

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      • 23
        Chicken bones and feathers says:

        Where will it end?

        This is effectively child mutilation…at least the legal age for tats is 18 …there must be a good case for banning the piercing of children too,

        When I were a lad the only people I saw with metal and stones pierced through their ears, noses and eyebrows were on the BBC weekly documentary about some Jungle tribe or other (which the BBC no longer show now that most of those tribes live in Londonistan)

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      • 36
        Llareggub says:

        She has a very swarthy complexion. It’s possible that she’s of South American origin, where ear-piercing babies is almost standard.

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    • 27
      Tim Yeo-Yo says:

      Kate Hopkins calling a baby ugly is hilarious. Has the minging bint looked in a mirror recently?

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    • 37
      Llareggub says:

      All babies are gorgeous. End of.

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      • 43
        Kracl says:

        Nah… all Puppies and Kittens look gorgeous but there’s no getting away from some human babies look Ugly!

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  7. 11
    Diversity...The number one talking point for a miner. says:

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    • 40
      Just Saying. says:

      & reflecting? Poor grammar even for an immigrant.

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      • 50

        But not poor grammar for Islington … don t forget Tony and Gordon
        and ……..”Granita’s”….”

        The sign writer was told “Grandma’s” and that s how he spelt it .

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    • 44
      East India Company Wallah says:

      What is diverse about a bunch of scrounging half-wits?

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      • 49
        Funambulist says:

        Diversity? Islington is full of hideously white Guardianistas and beeboids. It also boasts three restaurants all called Gallipoli, apparently to remind us infidels that thousands of British and French soldiers were slaughtered or captured in that Turkish victory.

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  8. 17
    constituency trainbound says:

    fair question Guido … the Eddie boy’s problem is that they are devoid of original thought and their narrative was blown as soon as they doomed the recovery .. we all recall the blair brown mandelson axis quite expediently shifting syntax to catch any political wind….

    as students attendant upon gordon’s knee neither miliband nor balls are equipped to act any differently and consistently fail to resonate in the public’s perception of a renewed labour party.

    The fatal mistake was choosing miliband in the first place

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  9. 19
    Tony B Liar says:

    I’m reading a history of the Crusades. It always makes me foam at the mouth and get a hard on.

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  10. 22
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    Which one of those pictures of Liebour supporters best represents our special friend Jimmy?

    His arguments are always weak, confused and dull. Can’t believe they missed out hypocritical too.

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  11. 25
    Shooty* says:

    Hmmmmm…. should be a third picture of your average Labour voter enjoying a short break in Iraq, ‘providing shelter and education’ or whatever excuse they’ll use when they get back.

    On the plus side, Birmingham is nearly empty at the moment, so it was good for shopping.

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  12. 28

    Did he ask which party was associated with crooked bankers?

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    • 30
      Anonymous says:

      Crooked bankers you say Jimmy? Are you talking about the ones who flourished between 1997-2010 due to the fukwit party being in power?

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      • 41
        Cor Blimey says:

        Don’t worry Keir Starmar is now advising Labour on how to further seriously damage our financial area and country.

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  13. 29
    England is becoming a third world cess-pit says:

    But yet the hordes of feckless vermin will still propel the Marxist wretch into No10

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  14. 34
    Labour voting thicko says:

    vote labour.

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  15. 42
    john in cheshire says:

    It seems to me it’s already been decided amongst themselves (Con and Lab) that the Conservatives will win next year; Labour probably concluding that even though they know what needs to be done to rectify their egregious social engineering activities over their 13 year reign, the unions wouldn’t permit them to do it. So, Mr Miliband’s task is to lose the election, while helping to keep UKIP in check, to give the Cons another 4 years to at least make things somewhat better.

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  16. 54
    Kenan Rockmore says:

    (1) Unemployment benefit map shows party political divide (The Guardian, Thursday 26 January 2012): “Twelve of the 15 seats with highest percentage of claimants are held by Labour, while lowest claimant areas are mostly Tory or Lib Dem seats”

    (2) Coalition v shadow cabinet: whose constituencies are worse hit by unemployment? (The Guardian, Wednesday 16 March 2011): “New research shows Labour MPs harder hit than Coalition members when it comes to unemployment in their constituencies”.

    (3)Hard-working families forced to pay extra £528 extra on council tax bills to cover £2.4BILLION debt left by people who refuse to pay (Daily Mail, 12 January 2014): “Nine out of the 10 worst councils for collecting council tax are Labour-run”.

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“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.”



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