Monday, November 5, 2007

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Huhne : Sue Me,"Labour Sold Honours"

Huhne has told the Indy that “the whiff of corruption has become a nauseating stench..there was an organised arrangement whereby a very large amount of money was donated to the Labour Party and at the same time the major donors received peerages and knighthoods”.

“It’s quite clear what was going on,” he said. “This was basically a supermarket in honours. It is completely mad to suggest other than this was an organised matter. I am very happy to say that on the record. If they [the Government] think otherwise they can very happily take me to a libel court.”

Huhne is no idiot, that is too vague to be libellous if it were untrue. You would have to say something more specific, such as “Lord Levy was intimately involved in the trading of honours for donations to the Labour party.” That would only be libellous if it were untrue, and that is why Lord Levy isn’t going to sue anyone.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Labour Vision v Guy News

Labour Vision is the Labour party’s official custom YouTube website. According to the front page today a total of 102,939 views of the dozens of videos of Labour ministers giving the party line have been watched.

Guido has been a bit more successful in getting people to watch Labour ministers in action. Over 115,000 people have watched Guido’s video of Gordon in action on the last budget day…

Click to see the most popular YouTube Labour Minister Video of all time (re-mixed).

Friday, November 2, 2007

Friday Caption Contest (Clegg Cops It Edition)

Perhaps irritated by Simon Hughes coming out for Clegg we learn that Huhne has been characteristically bitchy about his rival in a GMTV interview. He doesn’t quite say “Clegg is crap” but you know what he means.

Huhne says Clegg is similar to Cameron in age and looks before laying into David Cameron in a way that sounds like a proxy attack on Nick Clegg. Huhne also gets very niggledy about criticisms by Clegg of the lack of impact that the LibDems are making on the environment compared to the Tories (or rather the LibDem environment spokesman is making compared to the husky-hugging glacier-riding Tories).

“I want to fight a positive campaign, so I just simply say that I think Nick has great strengths. … The record is that last summer, for example, the Tory blogs were criticising my Tory opponent because he wasn’t getting as much coverage on the floods and foot and mouth as I was, and in fact some of them were calling for his resignation. If you look over the last year, I’ve consistently been ahead in terms of media coverage of my Tory opposite number, and that’s one of the reasons why I think that we’ve done so well in terms of public perception on the environment.”

He then implicitly has a go Clegg

Well, one of the things that I know as an economist and as a journalist is that both politicians and journalists tend to be very bad at numbers, and numbers are often the evidence so you need to look at things like poll numbers before you shoot from the hip, and that does worry me slightly, but I think that you need to actually go back and look at what the real situation is we’ve done very well on the environment over the last couple of years and I think that if you compare that with any other area you’ll see that it’s the only major area where not only are we in the lead over other parties, but it’s also the only area where we’ve built up our lead over the other parties.

He obviously is pointing to the LibDem numbers which show them polling badly on Home Affairs issues compared to the authoritarian-populist Labour party and the Law and Order loving Tories. Clegg is the Home Affairs spokesman…

The Poster Doesn’t Mean What It Says

The Daily Mail’s Ben Brogan followed up Guido’s story about the Tory poster committing them to a referendum on the constitution EU Reform Treaty whenever the Tories get into power.

The poster says “A vote on the European constitution” is “now delayed until the election of a Conservative government”. Pretty clear. Yet Dave’s office told Brogan “The point the poster is making is that if there had been an election today and if the Conservatives had been elected we would have had a referendum”.

Well it is coming up to panto season, so all together: “Oh no it doesn’t!”

Is Gordon A Handshuffling Bundle of Nerves?

At least it stops him picking his nose

Has Gordon Got OCD?

See for yourself on GuyNews.TV.

Via Dizzy.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Somebody Has to Go

When Nick Clegg and David Davis both call for your head it is not a good day at the office. Will the Met’s top cop survive? Sir Ian Blair is New Labour’s favourite copper, he will no doubt try to shamelessly cling on regardless. That is the standard response of the modern political class to any criticism, no matter how serious. Be in no doubt that Sir Ian is a very political animal.

Big Jacqui is backing him. Her shadows want him sacked. If the buck doesn’t stop with him where does it stop? An innocent man was executed in an extra-judicial killing – the only repercussion so far is a fine as a result of action brought under Health and Safety legislation. It is pretty unhealthy and unsafe to have seven bullet-holes in your head…

So If Gordon Hadn’t Bottled It, Tomorrow’s News Would Be…

Above is Guido’s prophetic vision from December 2005.

Seen Elsewhere

Guido’s Column | Sun
NUT’s Loony Defence of Status Quo | Jago Pearson
A Dozen Reasons to Be Cheerful | John McTernan
Political Bloggers Are Equal Opportunities Attackers | ConHome
Michael Gove Should Resign | Conservative Women
Sarah Wollaston’s Naming and Shaming of Bloggers | LibDemVoice
Fraser Nelson: Put Your Money on Ed Miliband to Win | Guardian
Guido Fawkes is Too Aggressive | The Times
Ditch Tobacco Plain Packaging | Grassroots Conservatives
What Farage, Boris and Rob Ford Have in Common | William Walter
Labour Spell New Adviser’s Name Wrong | ITV


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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