August 13th, 2014

Hapless Tristram’s 14 Corrections and Clarifications

Tristram Hunt, one of the great minds of this or any other generation, showed just how clever he is last night by publicising a correction about him printed by the Mail. The story was about Michael Gove finding 14 historical errors in Tristram’s new history book, so it was a double win that the Mail had withdrawn the claims.

If you read the actual correction, however, poor Tristram is left red-faced once again:

“A comment article on 14 July repeated unsubstantiated claims that Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt’s new book contained certain errors. We are happy to clarify that the error referred to appeared only in the uncorrected version sent to reviewers and apologise accordingly.”

The explanation that the errors “referred to appeared only in the uncorrected version sent to reviewers” and not in the final version found on the shelves hardly does his reputation for historical accuracy any favours. Not only that, it suggests Tristram’s publishers had to rewrite his book to correct the errors pointed out by Gove. Well done him for pointing that out…


  1. 1
    silly season says:

    Silly season in full swing at Guido towers…..

  2. 2
    J. Fred Muggs says:

    Another posh thicko who has got on in the world because of mummy and daddy. He represents one of the most run down and depressed areas of the country-why do they electing these people?

  3. 3
    Socialism is theft says:

    Yep, I couldn’t give a hap.

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    Will says:

    Tristram a right hunt. Public school Oxbridge labour mp what a man of the people.

  5. 5
    Tristram says:

    I am the greatest historian since the days of King William the Fifth.

  6. 6
    The British media are cunts says:

    Notice how the BBC and the media are cheerleading for another war. Sky just spent 20 minutes telling us a Times poll showed a majority in favour of bombing. Well only by about 4%, hardly a massive majority.

    Last night Newsnight was also cheerleading for a war.

    Seems to me this time round Cameron is getting the media to really ramp up the sympathy before he comes galloping to the rescue.

    Once again we’re being brainwashed.

    Ask yourself, where is the rest of the world? Why are we the only ones sending aid and equipment?

    Where is everyone else?

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    West Country Tory says:

    I expect there will be plenty of uncorrected errors in the version of the Labour manifesto put before voters next May.

  8. 8
    Pope Gregory IX says:

    Bifurcating bunnies a little methinks

  9. 9
    Keir Hardie says:

    What the fook is a laddie called Tristram doing in the Labour Party?

  10. 10
    RomaBert... says:

    Because Labour supporters would vote for a sheep if it was wearing a red rosette ?

  11. 11
    Cinna says:

    Hunt by name, hunt by nature.

  12. 12
    RomaBert... says:

    Yes, I noticed this perverse attitude by the Beeb.

    Let some other country waste money on useless wars

  13. 13
    OED says:

    Wrong spelling – the H is incorrect.

  14. 14
    The Guardian says:

    Belmarsh prison ‘too harsh’ for Coulson, says Neville Thurlbeck

  15. 15
    David Cameron says:


  16. 16
    Yup, spot on says:

    Yup, spot on – looks like the world is coming to an end this week….

  17. 17
    Wednesday's Caption Contest says:

  18. 18
    Joe Public says:

    At home laughing at us?

  19. 19
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Should have behaved himself then, shouldn’t he, then he wouldn’t be there in the first place.

  20. 20
    Wankers says:

    History written by a Socialist is about as reliable as an Austin Princess built on a Friday afternoon.

  21. 21
    A Dead Fish says:

    Who you lookin at?

  22. 22
    Ah! clever says:

    Ed can point whilst sitting down

  23. 23
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    The working classes are there to be led by Labour not to lead. Typical Bolshevik mentality.

  24. 24
    Ah! clever says:


  25. 25
    Fuck off George. says:

    Galloway shouldn’t be welcomed to Belfast.

  26. 26
    A country so screwed up even flowers names are racist. says:

    I really can’t get excited over another MP with another book, it’s just the same as a so called tv star aged 18 writing a book on their lives, no wonder technical books are so pricey, the publishers should have more sense, they would do better putting the money publishers want to use to publish an MPs book on the Lotto, at least it would be greener by not destroying tree’s to make paper for a book destined for Poundland and the waste paper bin.

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    Nick Clegg says:

    Secret Courts will protect you from evil doers, The DRIP bill will stop Muslamics from hacking your computer, and TTIP will ensure that we have the best US corporations running this country, and some of the wealth might trickle down to a few senior managers you know. This wouldn’t have happened without the Lib Dems in power

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    I Roger Boys MP says:

    History will show that Tristram was a Hunt

  29. 29
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Looking for Isolde at the Socialist Sunday School picnic.

  30. 30
    Joe Public says:

    Heard some hunt on the TV this morning, extolling the virtues of MyHerpes delivery and being a slef employed driver. Saying that it gave you choice and you could do what you like.

    Well try phoning up MyHerpes and saying that you won’t be in tomorrow, as you’re self employed and free to choose your own workload and you’ve got a more lucrative contract for the day – unemployed more like.

  31. 31

    More wars = more viewers, more expenses, more self-importance for Beeboids.

  32. 32

    They used to like ranting bigots.

  33. 33
    Socialists are full of shit says:

    Peter Hitchens did a good piece on his blog about the ‘someone must do something’ brigade.
    You know the one’s.
    Hiding in their expensive homes keeping their kids out of harms way demanding someone else should do something.
    Mostly socialist bedwetter types.

  34. 34
    MOD says:

    How else are we support sales of our weapons FFS?

  35. 35
    Nick Clegg says:

    “The Liberal Democrats want to build a fairer society and that’s why we think that it is only right we go along with Ian Duncan Smith’s draconian behaviour until the next election, when we will magically become a nice harmless centre left party again, because we treat the electorate like fools and hope they will fall for our two faced charms a second time, and plus we don’t want to alienate Miliband too much in the hope we can cling on to power if he is at risk of having a minority government”..

  36. 36
    The Guardian says:

    After completing 37 days of the six-month sentence he was ordered to serve in prison for his part in phone hacking at the paper, Thurlbeck said he was thrilled to be “liberated” after the “end of a long three year saga” that he hopes now to put behind him

  37. 37
    common sense says:

    they would vote for a weird nasally dork with a red rosette so why not a thick posho

  38. 38
    Ah! idea! says:

    Japanese sex dolls are now so life-like they’re being mistaken for the real thing.

    Drop then on the ISIS lads. Virgins without the need for suicide.

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  39. 39
    A country so screwed up even flowers names are racist. says:

    The braindead rule innit and they are the majority, after hearing someone complaining about Camoron trying to dump the uman rites laws, we can’t complain if we allow them to vote.

  40. 40

    Well they would need a new source for hundreds of hours of Newsnight fodder trashing us for going to war.

    Cue assorted mussie groups and harridans on set telling us ‘ you’re killing my people ‘ ie islimists. Krusty looks on with concerned face.

    We know where they are, no one will want them back in their host countries…just bomb the bastards and the indigenous can be left there.


  41. 41
    concrete pump says:

    The man is a tit and deserves the opprobrium.

  42. 42
    Liam Smith says:

    Another public school idiot who has never faced the reality of being force go to a sink school. Or the reality of being religiously segregated into a different school. Or the indignity of being asked to “choose” between 3 schools of which 2 will refuse entry because your religious beliefs don’t match theirs, so no choice at all. Or the indignity of being 2 foot from the boundary of a catchment area of a brilliant school, but being forced to go to a rubbish school because your parents cannot afford to live in that catchment area.

    Really its the politicians messing up the school system, with their many and various manipulations. Stop religious segregation. Allow selection on ability. Give parents the buying power in the relationship with schools.

    And get public school idiots out of the decision making process.

  43. 43
    Whiffler says:

    Ed says “Shadow Education Secretaries are the hardest hit”.

  44. 44


    Nice clean bombs, all you need. The idiots have amassed in a desert FFS!

    Job done.

  45. 45
    A Dead Fish says:

    What’s the difference between a Lib Dem and a shopping trolley?

    Answer: A shopping trolley has a mind of it’s own…

  46. 46
    I'd rather be caught buying a porn mag than admit voting LibDem says:

    A lot of votes the Libdems used to get are from the un decided.
    They feel it’s their duty to vote but don’t like labour or the cons so hedge their bets and vote libdem.
    That was fine when the libdems were in their nest and all you could see was a pair of ‘cute’ eye’s poking out.
    Now though everyone has seen the double dyed perverted beast behind the eye’s.
    I hope they get a proper Thorpe style bumming in 2015.

  47. 47

    To extend ‘faith’ schools as Gove did must be the craziest policy ever.

    No religion any schools now please. Except Christian. Anyone else..find another country.

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    He’s a tit

  49. 49
    BBC not covering this either says:

    Man dies from having sex toy lodged inside him after he was too embarrassed to seek help. Star

  50. 50
    bogtrott says:

    there’s a lot of Hunts around in parliament some one told me,I think it was Hunts he said i could be wrong might have misheard him though

  51. 51
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    So despite a promising start Tristram is simply not up to the job.

    Many thanks to Guido for pointing this out to the Nation .

    Clearly Public School educated Socialists are not the way forward.

    I am sure we can rely upon the people of the Potteries to do their duty at the Election.

  52. 52
    Piss-poor Comedian says:

    Sieg …. errm, what comes next?

  53. 53
    Baboon's arse says:

    No — only his middle name is “Tristram”. He was christened “Berkeley”.

  54. 54
    Old fart says:

    Yeh but do these dolls moan when you haven’t put the rubbish out?

  55. 55
    Baboon's arse says:

    … by the socialists at British Leyland (RIP).

  56. 56
    Ian Paisley says:


  57. 57
    Jacques Clouseau says:

    The sooner the Labour party bring back Alan Johnson the better.

    That problem with his wife and the policemen was just a little too convenient.

  58. 58
    A&E Dept says:

    It would be easier to make a list of things men haven’t put their dick in or shoved up their arse.

  59. 59
    A country so screwed up even flowers names are racist. says:

    Yes, do your duty Potteries vote this guy back in and screw the plebs lives up even further by allowing people like him to “think” on their behalf.

  60. 60

    OK Trist good job they didn’t call him MikeHunt, innit?

  61. 61
    Robert says:

    Tristram Hunt is the new Eion Clarke

  62. 62
    Labour Fail. says:

    Tristram Hunt’s Voting Record (‘TheyWorkForYou’ website):

    Voted for equal gay rights.

    Voted for allowing marriage between two people of same sex.

    Voted against laws to promote equality and human rights (for victims of crime and injustice).

    Voted for more EU integration.

    Voted against a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

    Voted against a reduction in spending on welfare (housing) benefits (while pensioners hardly get much from state pensions).

    Voted against raising the threshold (personal allowance) at which people start to pay income tax.

    Voted against lower taxes on fuel for motor vehicles.

    Voted against encouraging occupational pensions.

    Voted for a banker’s bonus tax (so the government can waste more money on themselves and failed projects).

    Voted for an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax).

    Voted against allowing employees to exchange some employment rights for shares in the company they work for.

    Voted reducing the rate of corporation tax.

    Voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance.

    Voted against greater autonomy for schools (keeping state schools under the control of Trade Unions & Bureaucrats).

    Voted against academy schools.

    Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency.

    Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons.

    Voted against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas.

    Voted against restricting the scope of legal aid (so the government can waste money on banana republic countries that use the money to breed terrorism, and create civil wars, famine, violence against women & children and mass genocide).

    Voted against capping civil service redundancy payments.

  63. 63
    Winston says:

    More to the point. How do all these – oh so busy MPs – find the time to write books? Kwarsi Karteng has published two in the past 4 years.

  64. 64
    Winston says:

    To be honest, if you ever went out with a Japanese girl, you wouldn’t notice the difference in bed.

  65. 65
    Adrian Swall says:

    Or Wattock or Isaac.

  66. 66
    Anon says:

    Hunt by name, Hunt by nature.

  67. 67
    Blind_leading_the_blind says:

    Yes, very noticeable that Israel’s troubles seemed to disappear very quickly last week once they’d been resupplied by the USA arms industry.

  68. 68

    Politicians hate getting caught out dont they

  69. 69
    dai laughing says:

    2014 and all that?

    charles the turd for next monarch

    pistorius walks

  70. 70
    The BBC says:

    Obama has been ordering airstrikes, so war is great now. We have always been at war with militant Islam.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    “Corrections and Clarifications”
    According to Henry, history is bunk. Given that it tends to be written only from the viewpoint of those that remain, that could propose an explanation. However, who would take the word of a vacuum cleaner about anything so important?

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  74. 74
    Stoke City for the Cup! says:

    Because we had no other fucking choice unlike the rest of the fucking country.

    We don’t give a monkeys fuck about Oliver fucking Cromwell her in Stoke!
    All we want is more beer money!

  75. 75

    Curiously, of course, the Bolshevik Mentality is not to lead but to drive their cannon-fodder into the rifle muzzles or, in later engagements, under the tracks of the Panzers. As was proved, an ideological toff makes a very useful leader of suitably-motivated peasantry in forlorn ventures such as was amply demonstrated on 1st July 1916. Indeed at times, one needs to motivate a disinterested populous who just want a quiet life when, as Churchill demonstrated by wilfully provoking the Blitz by bombing Berlin several times; Blair resorted, via dodgy dossiers, to non-existent WMDs and having your buns blown off by crazed Arabs within 20 minutes flying-time of germ-laden or chemical rocketry. Today it is war-crazed Russian clones blowing civil airplanes out if the sky, rampaging Arabs ( and middle-Europeans) armed to the teeth by Uncle Sam and us, running around the lawless zone of (old) Iraq being a rabble Army killing for fun and pretending to be some God-driven retributive force – a sort of high powered T. May run Home Office coming up with a policy to empty our Jails….do you shoot them or send them out to Syria/Iraq and let them sign up with ISIS?
    Much the better idea is that all the MPs who vote for armed force should be compulsorily signed up to a Rifles Battalion and immediately sent out to a very unpleasant, hot, dusty hole in the ground in The wilds of Iraq and get shot at by An Islamic free-booter, armed with an AK47 and lots of ammunition and a taste for sadism.

  76. 76
    The 14th Airborne Division says:

    We are proud that Twistram jumps for us.

  77. 77
    Lord Peter Littleboys says:

    One of my proudest achievements is Tristram.
    Good lad.
    Nice and smooth.

  78. 78
    The two Muppets says:

    Because he is too thick to get a Tory seat , and the bottom feeders who
    make up most of the Labour Party are so dense that there is very little
    competition for the positions in the Shadow Cabinet .

  79. 79
    The two Muppets says:

    Yes ,They all followed their shop stewards over the cliff .What a bunch
    of plonkers .

  80. 80

    Is that the bit with the Brass horn, duck fat and the red-hot poker? Oh goody goody.

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    No chance that their cars would have followed them over the cliff.

  83. 83
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Thicko Tristram Hunt. Maybe it was pure laziness when he failed to proof read his own work. So would you want Thicko Tristram making decisions about your kids education?

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    Stoke-on-Trent says:


  85. 85
    Manon_des_Source says:

    Tristan with her surely?

  86. 86
    Rupert says:

    Fair play guys. You can’t write properly when you’ve got your face in Mandelson’s arse like Trissie has

  87. 87
    Big Bob-Doing The Dirty Work No One Else Wants To says:

    I’ll put something ‘behind him’.

  88. 88
    FibDem Media Guru says:

    We need a few good brains (correction – more than a few).

  89. 89
    King Parachute-Kingston Upon Hull says:

    Not if I have my way sunshine. Parachute the Cockney Geezer into another area. He’s done nothing for Hull.

  90. 90
    RichUpNorth says:

    A Liebour MP called Tristram! What is the country coming to?

    Liebour MP … and rhyming slang.

  91. 91
    RichUpNorth says:

    Is that true? If it is, like, I won’t bother buying a lottery ticket.

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    Anonymous says:

    The latter is useful

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