July 2nd, 2014

LISTEN: Lord Glasman Slaps Down Lord Glasman

Miliband guru Lord Glasman has leapt to the defence of the Labour leader, dismissing criticisms made yesterday in the FT from Miliband guru Lord Glasman. Lord Glasman says that Lord Glasman was “wrong” to have criticised Miliband’s lack of direction, insisting that, despite what Lord Glasman said yesterday, “there isn’t a problem”:

“I think we’ve got the direction. I was really impressed with Ed’s speech yesterday about the Adonis report, which is excellent. All the policies are there. There’s also the local government taskforce coming. So, a sense of redistributing power, people participating … I’m saying there isn’t a problem… I was wrong.”



  1. 1
    It's not UKIP so the BBC is not interested says:

  2. 2
    Closed ranks says:

    What the dickens are you on about?

  3. 3
    Harriet Hatesmen says:

    Lord Glasman was right to criticize Ed Miliband and right to withdraw his criticisms of Ed Miliband.

  4. 4
    Harriet PIE Harmong says:

    He was right to say there is a problem with Miliband, and right to say there isn’t a problem with Miliband.

  5. 5
    Stu says:

    Spot on.

  6. 6
    Harriet PIE Harmong says:


  7. 7

    Nah! Len is a lovely bloke, really! Ed is a smashing feller! Jon is a brilliant brain. They all give their mothers flowers, an that. Everything is good. Really.

    But you were wrong!

    Oh well, yeah, I was. But for the right reasons…

  8. 8
    Mitch says:

    Geoffrey Dickens – a blast from the past! Wasn’t he the guy that said he’d happily pull the hangmans lever?

  9. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    You ain’t seen me, neither.

    But I’m still claiming the salary.

  10. 10
    Mitch says:

    In private, between consenting adults, obviously.. :-)

  11. 11

    Does Leon want Brexit?

  12. 12
    Mitch says:

    Leon Britten “cannot recall” any follow up to the Dickens dossier. In other words, he knows there was but doesn’t want to admit it; or he doesn’t know and is sh1t scared that there was.

  13. 13
    wtf's that? says:

    in wikepedia’s obituary lord glasman is described as ‘a social thinker’

  14. 14
    Frightening. (modbot pass attempt) says:

    On 29 November 1985, Dickens said in a speech to the Commons that pa edo philes were “evil and dangerous” and that child porno graphy generated “vast sums”. He further claimed that: “The noose around my neck grew tighter after I named a former high-flying British diplomat on the Floor of the House. Honourable Members will understand that where big money is involved and as important names came into my possession so the threats began. First, I received threatening telephone calls followed by two bu rglaries at my London home. Then, more seriously, my name appeared on a multi-killer’s hit list”.


  15. 15
    Charles Dickens says:

    Oh for Christ’s sake, they’re not accussing me now, are they?

  16. 16
    Questions for Geoffrey (dec.) says:

    How many copies of the dossier did you make; and who did you give them to?

  17. 17

    Glasman was right to say that Labour are a crap act, and after re-education, right to say the Sun shines out of RedEd’s arse.

  18. 18
    Piss-poor Comedian says:

    I listened to Lord Glasman this morning and for some inexplicable reason the words “elbow” and “arse” kept springing to my mind.

  19. 19
    Social Thinking Explained says:

    When you and I think, we tend to do it alone in a darkened room, thoughts along the lines of “I’m never going to drink that much again, ever.” When Lord Glasman thought, though, he did it socially; he’d stagger out of a pub, piss behind some bins in front of partygoers and then think, “where the Hell did I leave my car?”

  20. 20
    Mitch says:

    So, he doesn’t even have the b@lls to stick to what he said just yesterday. Typical principled socialist.

  21. 21
    Silent Majority says:

    If Labour can’t be straight with voters over Ed Miliband’s obvious weaknesses, how can they be trusted to have tough conversations about welfare reform, Europe, schools and hospitals?

  22. 22
    Compare and contrast says:

    ) The BBC reporting on the allegation against Brittan from the off.

    2) Three days of absolute silence from the BBC when the allegations against Harman, Dromey and Hewittt appeared in the Mail.

  23. 23
    Mr Juffles says:

    Labour know Miliband’s not up to the job but daren’t say it aloud.

  24. 24
    Andy Burnham says:

    I was wrong to let the NHS kill thousands of patients, and I will be right to do it all over again.

  25. 25
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    May we have a bit of background on Lord Glassman ? Who the hell is he?

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    “impressed with Ed’s speech”
    Well, how many more were enraptured by Adolf’s efforts? But it behoves the rational to wonder, how well such verbiage would stand up to a few very elementary queries? Not at all, arguably. Which may explain why speeches are preferred to debates, by those who suspect or even know that the sentiments expressed just won’t stand up to examination.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    I love the way Guido turns off the comments….of course we’re all too dumb to work out that we can post to another comments section instead.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    It was a week and the BBC only did it after she did a statement. The BBC argued at the time that they couldn’t comment until she said something. Clearly here the BBC seem to have forgotten that rule of theirs.

  29. 29
    The Telegraph hasn't always been crap says:

    The teenagers who run the Telegraph’s website make the same mistake.

  30. 30
    Caliph Baghdadi says:

    Vote Labour! Mashalla.

  31. 31
    Leon says:

    I remember everything that it is wise to remember but….after that my mind is as blank as Miliband’s A4

  32. 32
    Monty Python says:

    How do we post comments here?

  33. 33
    One word says:


  34. 34
    The Labour Party says:

    Oh that’s easy , we will tax everyone before they have earned anything and pay for it that way , its know as predistribution .
    It’s a policy we dreamed up on Glastonbury tor just over a year ago …….man .

  35. 35
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Poor Neddy.
    His big speech at an air conditioning factory yesterday.

    ” are there any questions” he asked the Leeds workforce?

    No one responded.

    Post the clip Guido. just to see Miliband’s disappointed face.

  36. 36
    William Quango QC says:

    Its obviously for legal reasons, isn’t it.
    Guido doesn’t want a Sally style suing from any named parties.

    people posting here, in an unrelated story, is the innocence of knowledge defence, if one is ever needed.

  37. 37
    Lord Gassbag says:

    Just a common or garden champers socialist

  38. 38
    William Quango QC says:

    But they are bricking it. Treading the fine legal line. Luckily they have the statement from Leon and the one from Simon.
    So there’s a story, from MPs.

    That’s ok to report.

    The Harman PIE was more difficult as it was an allegation from a newspaper.

    But the BBc did definitely bottle it.

  39. 39
    William Quango QC says:

    I see the pedalo information exchange is back in the news.

    Low profile time again, dear. Luckily its the super-long MPs holidays coming up. Give you a chance to disappear for a bit.

  40. 40
    The two Muppets says:

    Len McClusky wants a weak gormless Labour Leader like Miliband , he can then manipulate him at his will to set the Marxist agenda .
    God help us all if ever Miliband gets anywhere near Government .

  41. 41
    The two Muppets says:

    When is Harriet Harman going to apologise for her work with P.I.E. ?

  42. 42
    Not in my name says:

    “I recant. The sun does indeed revolve around the earth. I have seen the error of my heretic thoughts and pledge unto the one true and infallible Leader, Ed.

    Now kindly remove the electrodes.”

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    It was a wonderful interview. You could almost hear someone from Labour HQ breathing down Lord G’s neck.

  44. 44
    Cynic says:

    All the polices are there

    ….Indeed. Its Rachel Reeves Universal Policy

    ” We will listen to what the Voters want and then promises to give them it. And if different people wan t different things we will promise that too. This is all part of the progressive diversity in modern Britain under a wise and enlighten Labour Party

    Already under this new enlightened policy we promise

    1 to pay everyone a living wage while taxing them till the pips squeal
    2 abolish all nuclear weapons after firing the ones we already have at North Korea or whatever despot the US would like us to destroy this year
    3 pull the last British Troops out of Afghanistan while putting some back to help Nation Building
    4 transfer squillions to the control of Labour Councils in the North while employing hundreds of thousands of new civil servants in London to supervise the oiks in case they spend it
    5 robustly renegotiate our place in Europe while giving up on all the protections and contributing more money to Brussels
    6 rebuild the NHS while allowing it to go on killing patients in an industrial scale because we don’t want to annoy the Unions
    7 reform the constitution by abolishing the Monarch and institution a people republic ruled by the young Red Prices of the Labour Party appointed strictly on merit (as assessed by their parents)
    8 base UK energy policy on wind power with 80% of generation driven by the hot air spouted by the shadow cabinet

  45. 45

    Get in line, the powers above want us to say this, this and that.

  46. 46
    My Brain Hurts says:

    Harriet Harman was right to work for the PIE and er, right not to… er… apologise for working for the PIE.

    Duh. This stuff’s harder than it looks.

  47. 47

    Well like I didn’t say nothing, did I ? It is really all top gear political juices flowing. This is politics in motion, not going nowhere, but who cares.

  48. 48
    fedz says:

    I do not recall being contacted further about these matters by Home Office officials or by Mr Dickens or by anyone else.”

    Following this, the irony is that Leon Brittans name appears on the infamous Elm House list of frequent visitors

  49. 49
    Cynic says:

    The irony is that they are still trying to pin pedophilia on a Tory having failed utterly the last time and now seen Cyril Smith exposed (as he was so often while still alive)

  50. 50
    Joe Public says:

    I listened to “Lord Glasman” this morning and became totally convinced that this ignoble character and the Toady Programme had hatched up this false interview session simply to promote Ed Miliband – twice he bored us with the same stupid mantra on Ed’s wonderful last speech.
    Listening to him reminded me of the pub bore down the road – the very common man upgraded totally above his intellectual level. With people like Glasman in the HoL we are truly in trouble.

  51. 51
    Vince Incapable. says:

    I can commiserate as I have the same problem only with both long and short term memories.

  52. 52
    Red Ed Miliband - Stalin is my Hero says:

    It only takes us one phone call or at worst one physical visit to bring our dissenters to their senses and toe the Labour Party Line. Wave and sing the Red Flag.

  53. 53
    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says. says:

    What rules? We at the BBC are a socialist organization spending public money in the way that we want to meet our agenda.
    The Labour Party under their glorious leader Ed Miliband are our comrades, and we will support them even though they are proving so piss poor

  54. 54
    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says. says:

    No, Labour HQ were speaking out of Humphrey’s mouth.

  55. 55
    Red Ed Milibandwaggon says:

    Numbers 4 and 5 are definitely in my manifesto.
    The others are under careful evaluation to our aims on predistribution and other gobblegook.

  56. 56
    Man on a corner. says:

    The BBC are getting very desperate on proving Tories were in a paedophile ring or any other corrupt practice, in order to move the focus from Labour corruption, nepotism and incompetence.

  57. 57

    You ll have to excuse me too I ve just summoned my Secretary to take down some urgent dic.

  58. 58

    Oh … did he publish from the afterlife then or is the Wiki piece a pre -emptive draft.

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