July 1st, 2014

IPPR Roll Call of Labour Cronies

Political Scrapbook tried their hardest to give the Policy Exchange think tank a slap earlier, finding only a pitiful number of connected people in comparison to Labour wonkshop IPPR. Safe to say the list of Labour-linked acolytes over there is considerably longer:

IPPR Trustees

Lord Andrew Adonis – Labour Peer; Shadow Infrastructure Minister

David Clayton – Economic Advisor to David Miliband, FCO , 2008 – 2010

Caroline Daniel – Worked as researcher to Gordon Brown for 18 months

John Eatwell – Labour Peer; Economic advisor to Neil Kinnock, 1985 – 1992

David Pitt-Watson – Management and Business Policy Adviser to Labour

Jane Roberts – Ex-Labour Councillor; Leader of Camden Council 2000 – 2005


IPPR Staff

Nick Pearce (Director) – Former Special Adviser to Gordon Brown

Lisa Perrin (Events Manager) – Former Special Adviser to Gordon Brown

Anthony Vigor (Former Fellow) – Former Special Adviser to Gordon Brown

Richard Darlington (Head of News) – Former Special Adviser in DfID

Graeme Cooke (Research Director) – Adviser to James Purnell 2008 – 2009

Ed Cox (Northern Director) – Policy Adviser to Hazel Blears

Tony Dolphin (Associate Director –  Economic Adviser in HM Treasury

Rick Muir (Associate Director ) –  Labour Councillor in the Hackney

Will Straw (Associate Director)  Labour PPC for Rossendale and Darwen.

Sarah Mulley (Associate Director ) – Senior Policy Analyst at HMT

Graeme Henderson (Senior Research Fellow, IPPR North) – Labour member

Kayte Lawton (Senior Research Fellow) – Labour supporter

Bill Davies (Research Fellow, IPPR North) – Labour Councillor

Mark Rowney (Research Fellow) – Labour member

Luke Raikes (Researcher, IPPR North) – Labour Councillo


Policy Advisory Council

Lord Kumar Bhattacharya: Labour Peer

Neil Kinnock: Leader of the Labour Party 1983-1992

Charles Leadbetter: Former Advisor to Tony Blair in No. 10 Policy Unit


Associate IPPR Fellows

Will Cook – Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, June 2005 – March 2009

Joe Farrington-Harris – Health Policy Adviser, Labour Party, 2011

Andy Hull – Labour Borough Councillor, Islington Borough Council;

Michael Jacobs – Special Adviser to Gordon Brown at Number 10

Sophie Moullin – , Prime Minister’s Strategy

Will Paxton –  spent two years in Number 10

Nigel Warner – Former Special Adviser to Tessa Jowell at DCMS

Marc Stears – Chief Speechwriter for Ed Miliband

Rob Allen – Executive Committee Member of ‘Labour in the City’,

Gabriel Scally – Aide to Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham

Guido awaits the Charity Commission’s decision on whether IPPR has breached their strict rules on political impartiality with great interest. As will the Centre for Social Justice and the PM’s favourite think tank…


  1. 1
    Havocman says:

    Good God, loads of Brown’s advisers and Kinock. What could possibly go wrong?

  2. 2
    George Galloway says:

    Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIS, 17 November, Abu Nidal Organization, Abu Sayyaf Group, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Al-Nusrah Front, Al-Qa’ida, Al-Qa’ida in Iraq, Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb, Al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Islam, Army of Islam, Harakat ul-Mujahidin, Imarat Kavkaz, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM), Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid, Jemaah Islamiya (JI), Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF), Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)…

  3. 3
    Useless goats says:


  4. 4
    Ockham's Razor says:

    What? No one from ISIS?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  6. 6
    Anon says:

    That is no f*cking charity: it is a branch office of the Fascist Labour Party. Ban it.

  7. 7
    Sunny Jim says:

    Political Scrapbook is a joke, just like the party it tries to ‘big up’

  8. 8
    Labour Stooge says:

    The system is plagued with Labour Stooges. Surprised? Not.

  9. 9
    Judean People's Front says:


  10. 10
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    The enemy – within. And Blair had 13 years to place them everywhere.

  11. 11
    Get your dead policy here... says:

    Is this a Shebeen, or something?
    Just when you’re looking for an aimless Muslim Terririst with an explosive vest to go to a short, mid-day meeting and make it even shorter and you can’t find one.
    They don’t get paid for this sort of delusionary behaviour? Is it any wonder that by the time they get anywhere near a lever of power they’re beyond redemption or sanity.

  12. 12
    Get your dead policy here... says:

    And there’s a Communist one somewhere else?

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Labour also packed Health Authorities, one of whose alumni became the Foreign Secretary of the United States of Europe.

  14. 14
    DaveA says:

    What a shower. None of them has ever had a real job.

  15. 15
    sproggingforbenefits says:

    The Burnham Bot & MidStaffs apologist Scally is in there. That is no surprise ..

  16. 16
    Peter Grimes says:

    The IPPR, Al Beeb’s favourite think tank and the one always referred to by them as ‘respected’ without ever divulging their Leftoid leanings. You might be surprised to know that any think tank quoted by Al Beeb which doesn’t have the requisite Leftoid bias is generally announced as ‘right-wing’ or the fact that it might have a former Tory amongst its founders.

    I gave up writing to Al Beeb querying why they only named and shamed right-wing think tanks and never admitted the bias of the IPPR.

  17. 17
    EWOK says:

    Fuck me they’re all twats!!

  18. 18
    Don Stamper says:

    A bunch of spongers who have probably never created a job or generated a profit between them expect when swelling the public sector or billing the taxpayer.

  19. 19
    gildedtumbril says:

    What a roll of R. Swipes. One is seriously amused that those bastards would ever amount to anything off the national teat.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Did you say THINK TANK ???

  21. 21
    Colonel Chinstrap says:

    With that motley crew aboard, the vessel is buggered from the outset.

    A confederation of Onanists,

  22. 22

    Despite all that ,there are several million deluded prats willing to vote for them!

  23. 23
    inside out says:

    Not a days work amongst the lot of them.Troughers all, attached to the public teat,no wonder the country is bankrupt.

  24. 24
    Harbottle says:

    Who pays for this shit factory? Not the taxpayer I hope.

  25. 25
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    How intere’sting’ an opened blog that is shut.

    Truth of the matter is it’s an open and shut case against his political ilk and many other politicals who are – guilty.

  26. 26
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    A goldfish bowl – tank.

    a b.owl what a hoot!

  27. 27

    Jobs for the boys as usual. We need UKIP to shake this sort of thing up.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    How much did Guido donate to the Tories at last years Billingsgate banquet. Did do you buy your own ticket or where you and the wife there with your noses in the trough at someone else’s expense????

    Are you going tomorrow night. If so, who bought your ticket this time???? Conservative home????

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    All politics is jobs for the boys. More noses in the trough

  30. 30
    The two Muppets says:

    Absolute corruption ,They make the Mafia seem like a Sunday school .
    This incestuous relationship is rotten to the core .

  31. 31
    Peter Grimes says:

    Do fuck off, please!

    Guido’s benefactors/income are of no concern to most people, whereas publicly funded agitprop think tanks who shill for ZaNuLab are.

    Can you appreciate the difference?

  32. 32
    Dessert Rat says:

    Nothing a well organised massacre couldn’t rectify!

  33. 33
    Oak riddled with woodworm says:

    Ngo’s, charities, think tanks, quangos, the Judiciary, the House of Lords, the civil service, councils, the police…

    Electing a Government that governs in Britain’s interest is merely the beginning.

    It really is revolting how these quislings metastasize.

  34. 34
    Anonymous is a semi-literate moron says:

    Anonymous can’t even tell the difference between “where” and “were.” The biggest laugh is that he nitpicks others’ syntax and grammar. Actually, I doubt he could tell “syntax” from “sin tax.”

  35. 35
    The British Isle of Third Worlders says:

    The IPPR is a socialist think tank that was behind the last Labour government’s immigration policy and is funded by the EU Commission. From The Guardian:

    “The Institute for Public Policy Research listed its donors and, after some stumbling, was able to identify the biggest of them: the European Union (a grant of €800,000) and the Esme Fairburn Foundation (£86k).”


  36. 36
    Rob says:

    They were also behind the ID cards fiasco.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    The Charities Commission isn’t going to do anything, it’s part of the same left dominated pointless organisation gravy train.

  38. 38
    Rolf and Jimmy says:

    ‘Comments off’

    No cover up there then.

  39. 39
    gildedtumbril says:

    I am against all taxes.

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    John Bellingham says:

    Wank tank

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  43. 43
    Your bestest pal, Tone says:

    .. and another one with a reputed 5 bellies who sits on a tv sofa and spouts lefty bollocks a few times a week.

  44. 44
    The Critic says:

    Given that Spads have contributed sod all that is positive to the nation, why would we expect anything useful from what is,effectively their retirement home?

  45. 45
    Impoverished Pensioner says:

    EU funded. Why doesn’t that surprise me?

    Corruption from top to bottom – how did Will Straw get in on the act? Taxpayers money being subverted left, left and centre-left.

  46. 46
    Ministry of Information says:

    Dept of Health, Labour controlled Councils, the EU, ……

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  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    “give the Policy Exchange think tank a slap”
    and then another and yet another? Until such time as they manage to make some mental quantum leap between what they want to give us, and what we really want. Given that it’s us that have to pay for it. It only seems fair, that we get to have an input into the output of their fantasy factory.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Unlike, say, Policy Exchange, which if course has no links to the Tories.

  51. 51
    Leftymobbloodlust says:

    The campaigning charities were all given their head by the, I think, the 2004 legislation that decided that charities could get beyond the tedious business of directly helping people. They could now “campaign” – lobbying – to get government to use taxpayers money to do their bidding. So, when people say that charities are becoming political they are a universally left wing force, of course. These charities are strolling into schools and colleges pumping in their sub-Marxese propaganda. Just wanting to make a “fairer world”…

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