Thursday, March 26, 2009

What the BBC Wouldn’t Let Guido Broadcast

Guido is on the BBC’s Daily Politics later today.  Originally the idea was that Guido would record a short video about Draper and Labour’s approach to blogging.  Guido’s view is essentially that LabourList is failing because it is just a spin and propaganda site, not a genuine independent initiative discussing openly the future direction of the Labour Party.  It is a top-down tool of Labour’s spin machine.

The second charge is that Draper is the wrong person to run a blog.  Good blogs succeed because they have good content and an authentic voice.  Draper is a shyster who is the embodiment of  New Labour’s spin and sleaze.  His supposed personal rebirth as a morally reformed psychotherapist is just spin.  He hasn’t changed one little bit.  He still spins his credentials just like he did in the past.

Guido went to California last week to get to the bottom of the story, what Guido discovered was shocking.  Guido has already revealed that Draper didn’t go to the prestigious Berkeley campus of the University of California, instead he went to a small institute, based in a house in the suburbs of Berkeley.

What Guido found out in Berkeley was even more surprising.  Guido has established as fact from reliable sources that in March 2004 Derek Draper was asked to leave the third year of a Clinical Psychology (PsyD) programme normally lasting 5 years.  Further that in April 2004 it was determined that he would not receive an M.A. from the Wright Institute.  So how does Derek come to have an M.A.?  Why was he expelled? Did he win an appeal?  Is it all the same old Derek with the same old spin?

The BBC say that this is off topic and they didn’t want to run a video from Guido on this subject.  Guido thinks it gets to the core of Draper’s character.  He spins the truth and you just can’t get away with that inauthenticity online.  Draper just isn’t the real deal.

Apologies for the sound quality – this is a rough excerpt from the video that Guido wanted to show on the Daily Politics:

[Updated video]

Rushies, Co-Conspirators : “Hannan is Our Leader”

Rushies UKRush Limbaugh says, “Hear, hear. Hear, hear. Republicans in Washington could take a lesson from the bravery of this man.”

Guido spoke to Dan earlier today, he seemed bemused at the colossal impact of his speech. Guido tried to explain to him he was about to go inter-continental. “I have to deal with a lot of constituent’s letters today”, “Dan, Drudge has just front paged you”, “Yes, it is strange, I have said the same thing before.”

Cometh the hour, cometh the man – we are all ditto-heads now; Rushies and the Co-Conspirators.   British politicians are mesmerised by Obama, without noticing that two months into his presidency Obama’s ratings are lower than Dubya’s were at the same time.  Dan, we know you won’t back down, stick to your guns…

Fox : Danny Tells Cavuto - “I Wanted Ron Paul, But I Backed Obama”

UPDATE : Hannan’s reply to Gordon Brown is already at 1/3rd of million views on YouTube and on course to be the most viewed political speech in the fastest time in internet history. It is the speech that many Republicans wish  they had someone to deliver to Obama.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Poll : 2% Think MPs Honest About Expenses

A PoliticsHome poll finds that:

  • 2% of respondents believe “virtually all MPs are honest about claiming expenses”.
  • 86% of respondents think MP’s expense arrangements are “too generous”.

As many as 2%?  Surely that is within the margin of error?

+++ Gordon in New York: Hannan Attack Front Page Drudge ++++++ It’s Global Most Viewed YouTube Video Today +++

Gordon is in New York and Drudge has for his front page headlines from Guido. With a little help from the co-conspirators…

+++ Gilt Auction Fails +++

The UK Gilt auction failed this morning.

So another Labour government’s funding crisis begins…

Deputy PMQs

Le Totty Watch : Meet Sarkozy’s New Minister

Sarkozy certainly knows how to pick his women. Caribbean-born Christine Kelly, 39, is is to become minister for overseas territories.

The Mail quotes a source as saying “Mr Sarkozy is hugely impressed that she is not only attractive, but in touch with the modern world… Christine has a huge fan base thanks to her regular appearances in the media, and will be a massive asset.”

She certainly has great assets.

Queen and King

Queen & King A governor of the Bank of England has never had an audience with the Queen before.  King had just told a stunned Westminster that there is no more money for another fiscal splurge.  Perhaps Her Majesty is worried that the currency adorned by her face is being recklessly devalued.  If she next calls in the generals for an audience our unelected, unmandated Prime Minister should really get worried…

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hannan Tells Gordon He Is “Pathologically Incapable”

grinningSome great home truths were served up by Dan Hannan in reply to Brown’s address to the European Parliament.  All the time Gordon just squirmed in his seat pretending not to be bothered.  Gordon was reduced to grinning like a monkey at a zoo caught playing with himself.   Worth listening to Hannan lash Brown time and time again.

UPDATE : The BBC’s Mark Mardell is loathed by Brussels Euro-sceptics, sometimes a little unfairly, but his report of the address fails to mention the replies, merely quoting the leader of the Socialist grouping calling Brown’s speech “brilliant” and “courageous”.  No mention of the British reply speeches fom UKIP’s Nigel Farage or Dan Hannan for the Tories. The comments on his blog take him to task for his omission.

+++ In Transit +++

Stay calm and amuse yourselves.


Seen Elsewhere

PC Worries Prevent Police Protecting Young Girls | Jill Kirby
Miliband Should Win Rochester | Martin Kettle
Thatcher Minister Sir John Nott ‘Voted for UKIP’ | Times
Time to Listen to Drugs Experts | Guardian
Drug Laws Don’t Work | Times
Our Moral Duty to Cut Taxes | David Cameron
Greens Ahead of LibDems | Guardian
Channel 4 to Spoof UKIP Election Win | Guardian
The Threat to Press Freedom | Paul Dacre
White House Scoop Strategy | Post
Labour Council Retweets BNP Endorsement | HandF Forum


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