Brown went to Baghdad last week and told the troops they were getting a below inflation 2% pay rise. Not inspiring.
BBC audio here.
The LibDem’s Lord Oakeshott asks: “Why should the taxpayer put his card behind the bar for Lord Levy’s leaving party?” Guido would be happy to see the taxpayer pick-up the tab for levy’s food and drink – porridge and prison tea…
Just in from the Court:
A Metropolitan police security officer, Chris Ham, 21, told the high court in London today that Mr Jones, the MP for Clwyd South for 20 years, swore at him after he “politely” asked to see his pass at Portcullis House in Westminster. Mr Ham, who said he had never seen Mr Jones before the incident, described the outburst as having left him “shocked and flustered”.
Giving evidence on behalf of Mail on Sunday publisher Associated Newspapers, Mr Ham said:“His immediate response was to tell me to fuck off and that he was a member of parliament. I again asked politely, persisted. His second response was ‘Fuck off, you should know who I am, you don’t have the right to question me, you are only security.'”
Who is fucked now?
Before entering parliament Martyn Jones worked in a brewery and in a 20-year backbench career since he has hardly risen to the heights of recognition. Yet when a Portcullis House security guard asked him to show his ID card he went into a full blown “do-you-know-who-I-am” routine and told the guard, who was only doing his job, that “I don’t give a shit what you are. You should know who members of Parliament are.”
Giving evidence in court Jones claimed that only about 10% of MPs wore their passes and it was better for security to identify MPs by their faces. Is that true, do only 60 or so MPs wear their passes? How is it better for security not to wear a pass?
UPDATE : On a scale of 0 -100%, the Public Whip rates his opposition to ID cards at 0%.
A co-conspirator writes
On Sunday in Oxford Gordon referred to ‘party reforms’ to make Labour a 21st Century party. The few proposals he listed were all pretty dull.
I also managed to catch two party officials ‘helping a questioner’ with the question they had submitted for gordon to ask. She turned out to be a young NEC member, and when it got around to her she asked about making anti retroviral drugs more widely available to HIV/aids sufferers in Africa.
They were cagey when I pointed out I had seen them talking to her, going over the written question and they seeing her write another question on the back of the paper.
It really does beggar belief, he can’t lose because there are no votes, yet the Stalinist still rigs the questions to make himself look good. There are grim days coming..
Which Modest Mouse album Dave bought is not known. Guido suspects it was Baron Von Bullshit.
Mike Smithson over at PoliticalBetting.Com pulls out some recognisability data from the latest Populus poll. Less than 1 in 5 people can identify the most recognisable candidate, Harriet Harman. 1 in 10 people can identify Hazel
Brown pledges ‘British workers for British jobs’ Daily Mail
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