July 15th, 2014

Lord Hill: Unelected, Unheard Of, Ultimate Political Insider

After denouncing Juncker as “someone no one has heard of”, Cameron has nominated Jonathan Hill for European Commissioner. Who he?

Hill worked at the Conservative Research Department in 1985 before becoming a SpAd to Ken Clarke.

In 1991 he joined the No.10 policy unit and became political secretary to Major in 1992, going on to lobby for Bell Pottinger and Quiller before moving to the Lords in 2010.

Asked by ConHome in June whether he was would want to be European Commissioner, Hill replied “non, non, non”.

As an ultimate political insider, who has never been elected to anything, he will fit right in in Brussels…


53 Comments

  1. 1
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Has he ever had a proper job ?

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    • 11
      inside out says:

      Seriously have any of our elected and unelected masters,from Cameron, downwards ever had a proper job?

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      • 23
        What no Domane name .eng there's a suprise says:

        That’s the real trouble for nearly thirty years we have had politicians from all side swho have never had to get up in the dark and go home in the dark, they live in their Bubble and will protect it along with the Women who has allowed her family to rule over us at all cost so long as they stay in power.

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    • 13
      Anonymous says:

      You beat me too it. I would not mind if he was an insider OF he had real experience in industry. What I hate is these professional politicians, this stinks of jobs for the “modernisers”.

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    • 30
      Anonymous says:

      I suppose Cameron had a chat with his old mucker Ken and said “I’m unsure who to send the ‘Europe’, any ideas Ken”.

      And the rest is history – a bit like the idea of Euroscepticism or renegotiation in the Conservative Party.

      Sacking from an important job he clearly relished and was making progress in and giving Gove a party job seems a big mistake and the refusal from Liam Fox seemed designed as a slap back at Cameron.

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    • 40

      Yes he is probably a relative of the betting dynasty .

      That is his full time job

      Being a relative.

      And we thought Ashtray was bad …..

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    • 43
      his wife says:

      Wanker

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  2. 2
    Philip Hammond says:

    I’m chuffed, he makes me look like a guy with all the charisma of Enoch Powell. I look forward to working with him on our project to keep the UK in the EU.

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  3. 3
    Sir Walter Tyrell says:

    This is a joke, right? Who is it really going to be?

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  4. 4
    Neil Down says:

    There’s word on Twitter he worked under Ken Clarke, hopefully not literally, which would make him just another EU stooge.

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  5. 4
    West Country Tory says:

    This reshuffle is the last straw for me. I’m cancelling my membership. Can’t see me joining UKIP but this has just been a bloody farce. Maybe if the party comes to its senses and ditches Cameron I’ll come back, but as the likely successor is Osborne I can’t see much hope.

    Who is Cameron thinking he’s fooling here?

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  6. 7
    Let him think and talk like this Panelist says:

    Liked by 2 people

  7. 8
    Unlucky Alf says:

    Fuuck me Shettino did a better job of rearranging deckchairs.

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  8. 9
    David Chappell says:

    What/who did Hill suck to get sent to theLords?

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  9. 14
    Jean Claude Juncker says:

    I told you to send me a WOMAN.

    Keira Knightley ideally but I would settle for Romola Garai.

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  10. 17
    bergen says:

    An unelected political insider with no experience of the outside world that none of us have ever heard of. I think Dave Snooty’s completely lost it. Is he simply there to keep the seat warm for someone else ?

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  11. 18

    Another unaccountable and unelected politician. Perfect

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  12. 21
    Stalking Horse says:

    He looks like a dozy dipstick because he IS a dozy dipstick.

    But then, so are the Conservative party letting Dave lead them by their split-veined noses deep into the doo-doo of a lost election.

    John Stuart Mill had it right: they really are the ‘stupid party’.

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  13. 24
    Rob says:

    He is a sacrificial because he will be refused by the Commission in retaliation for the anti-Junker comments. The real candidate will then be proposed.

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    • 34
      Cameron Shafts the Cleggster. says:

      It could be Clegg after all?

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    • 46
      Tom Catesby says:

      Cameron is sending an unelected, unrepresentative, publically unknown nonentity, so the slap down he will receive from Merkel via Juncker, when they make him EUSSR commissar for going to the shop to get the butties and the coffee, will reflect less badly on Cameroon, who, the way things are going had better develop an interest in cricket by 2015. So he can spend his days at the Oval with Ken Clarke.

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  14. 25
    Tin Foil says:

    Perhaps he’s a victim mentioned in the 114 missing files and a commisioner’s job is his hush-money.

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    • 26
      John Bellingham says:

      Public school, Oxbridge (History), spad and PR.
      This earned him a Commader of the order of the British Empire aged only 35, and he is already Baron Hill of Oareford, CBE PC.

      What a massive fucking Hunt

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  15. 28
    Mycroft says:

    A reshuffle that produces not a single Face Card, spaz-cam’s a moron thank goodness.

    Written his chances of a clear-cut victory at the next GE right out of the game.

    I’m grateful, there is so little real strength in the changes.

    This guy’s f’cked from the starting pistol compare and contrast to Nigel’s presence and it is obvious spaz-cam has given up on any form of real renegotiation.

    Happy days :)

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  16. 29
    Jimmy says:

    Given that Juncker is going to give whoever spoonface sends the prestigious milk monitor portfolio it hardly matters does it?

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  17. 31
    Who are these people? says:

    So we now have a reshuffled cabinet and I’ve not heard of more than half of them. What a farce.

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  18. 32
    NelsonsGoodeye says:

    VOTE UKIP!

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  19. 33
    Cameron Shafts the Cleggster. says:

    The real tragedy in all this is that pathetic lost soul who will might even be unemployed after the election. I refer, respectfully, to Mr Nicholas Clegg, a selfless and tireless worker for freedom and democracy beloved by all.

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  20. 37
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Is Larry the cat getting an invite to Cabinet Meetings ?

    From that list it looks like standing room only.

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    • 50
      Anonymous says:

      What a totally lacklustre team that only serves to underpin the UKIP strategy.These people are so far up themselves it is beyond belief!Let’s vote for Larry the Cat!

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  21. 38

    Who or what the fuck is Lord Hill ?

    Who elected him ?

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  22. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Who?

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  23. 48
    Anonymous says:

    “Unelected, Unheard Of, Ultimate Political Insider”
    The church has finally forged a victory over the unconscionable exclusion of women for their upper echelons. But wouldn’t a true moral crusade include the removal of unelected undemocratic religious individuals from the Lords? Dave is threatening to stop strikes that are not supported by a sufficient number of votes. How does he explain the hypocrisy behind those MP not mandated by 51% of their electorate. Or members of the upper chamber, with no votes to show whatsoever.

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  24. 49
    Here we go again says:

    Shock/Horror – Not a single VIP or MP arrested or questioned

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  25. 51
    Longjohnsilver says:

    Job and titles for the boy’s, Europe only nods to democracy, nothing changes.

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  26. 52
    barrywyman2356 says:

    Ken Clarks bag man !just the man ..giggles uncontrollably !!”

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  27. 53
    gildedtumbril says:

    When you reshuffle shite you still wind up with shite.

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