Monday, April 7, 2008

The Day Gordon Praised China "Invasion"

Chinese New Year this February saw Gordon sucking up to the Chinese regime with a video message. In a Freudian slip he praised China as a “centre for invasion”. A tad insensitive given the situation in Tibet. Did they reshoot the video to edit out the slip up? No. Pre-Carter they were too scared of Gordon throwing another expletive laden tirade of abuse. So the blooper is still up on the Downing Street YouTube site.

He will no doubt have a laugh about this with Tibet’s Dalai Lama when he meets him. Unbelievable? See for yourself on GuyNews.TV.

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Chinese Goons in Downing Street

Was Guido the only one who felt dismayed watching Chinese heavies pushing people around in Downing Street itself? Gordon just stood there pathetically while Chinese security thugs with fingers on radio-earpieces directed matters. The British people were outside the gates screaming their disapproval. Tessa Jowell gave a stomach turning semi-justification. It seems to Guido entirely unnecessary for politicans to get involved in this shaming spectacle when colleagues of these Chinese security agents are killing freedom loving Tibetans. It could and should have been left to the sportsmen and woman to conduct any ceremony.

The line from Gordon that he didn’t touch the torch itself is characteristically cowardly. He should have had nothing to do with the event in the current circumstances. It should not have been accorded full political honours.

Twat Watch – Gordon Praises Chinese "Invasion"

That Won’t Do Nicely

No wonder the speaker is so keen to block the voters from finding out what is going on with parliamentary expenses. When not swanking around in limousines at the voter’s expense he flashes his House of Commons credit card to pick up the tab. It is absolutely breathtaking.

No need to dip into the £137,000 salary paid to the worst Speaker in living memory. It might be legal, it still stinks. The Speaker is overseeing the investigation into parliamentary expense padding, no wonder he wants to hide the truth from us. What will it take to shift the fiddler-in-chief?

From Mr Brown to Mr Bean to Mr Blobby

Jonathan Oliver in the Sunday Times has a story about Gordon wandering around at the Progressive Governance jamboree with a big orange splodge of make-up on his forehead. Guido remarked on Gordon’s tendency to twattishness earlier this week, listing ten of the twatty things he has done. From tucking hs trousers into his socks to picking his nose for two minutes live on TV. The PM got lost at Windsor Castle and kept the Queen waiting last week, he comically once locked himself in the loo and had to be rescued by Tony Blair.

Downing Street’s spin-master Stephen Carter realises that, much to Guido’s satisfaction, the “PM is a twat” meme is gaining popular traction. Vince Cable vocalised what even Labour MPs think – the PM is a Mr Bean style nerd. It is one thing to be feared as a malevolent weirdo, another thing to be derided. So we now have the appointment of an ex-BBC producer, Nicola Burdett, 35, “to stop the embarrassing photographs and television footage that risk turning Brown into a figure of fun”.

An impossible task. Too late. People are already laughing down the pub at Gordon picking his nose on a mobile phone viral video.

UPDATE : Makes you proud don’t it? 19 heads of state met Britain’s Prime Minister looking like this…

Saturday, April 5, 2008

What is "Progressive Governance"?

The closing press conference offered few clues. All the heads of government were keen to chip in when it came to global warming and the credit crunch – big picture problems about which they can do little. But asked to speak out on China and Tibet, or Zimbabwe, they looked distinctly shifty, and kept their mouths shut. “We didn’t discuss Zimbabwe,” Mbeki said.


Whatever Progressive Governance is, it’s not about freedom and democracy.

UPDATE : A comment by a co-conspirator is worth reproducing. Gordon said at the closing press conference that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) needed complete re-structuring so it could act as an “early warning system”. Eh?
Dec 2003 IMF gives Brown borrowing warning
Sep 2005 IMF report warning over £1 trillion mountain of debt
Sep 2005 Brown besieged over growth and borrowing plans
Dec 2005 IMF fires new warning over Britain’s finances
Sep 2006 IMF warns over UK property crash
Oct 2007 IMF report UK house market is ‘heading for crash’
Apr 2008 IMF: UK vulnerable to US-style housing slump

You have been warned…

Gordon’s Natural Authority

Day 2 of the Progressive Governance Conference (Summit), sees a press turnout lower than expected. The four coaches laid on by the FCO to transport eager hacks to listen in on Gordon and chums sit empty in the car park of the Ramada Inn, the press assembly point. The last one arrived at the Grove bearing just two hacks. Officials were overheard optimistically talking up the possibility of a rush ahead of the noon press conference.

The joy of the live feed is that we can see what’s going on in the Progressive Governance summit. So, for instance, as they come back in from their coffee break, Gordon has so far asked his fellow world leaders three times to stop chatting (“Can we please sit down and begin now!”) with all the effectiveness of a trainee teacher at a supply school, and the general delighted mockery of the press tent. The mutated swastika logo is nowhere to be seen now…

Andrew Grice in the Indy this morning tells us why:

There was an embarrassing hiccup before Gordon’s arrival: the logo for today’s summit of world leaders bore an uncanny resemblance to a Nazi swastika. Downing Street removed the logo from its website and ordered the designers to come up with a new one. “It would be totally wrong to read anything sinister into the intentions of the designers,” said a No 10 spokeswoman.

It would, however, be right to laugh at their serial incompetence.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday Caption Contest (Swingers)

How They Fiddle a Political Conference on the Taxpayer

Today’s conference has nothing at all to do with tomorrow’s conference. Total coincidence that there is a private conference on today and another one tomorrow. This is to keep within Civil Service rules about civil servants doing political work. Tomorrow’s thing is being organised by the Civil Service (paid for by you), whereas today’s is by the Policy Network, with funding that isn’t clear (except there’s a big shout-out to David Sainsbury in the program). That would be David Sainsbury who just shuffled some of his assets around last week to save himself £28 million in Capital Gains Taxes since Alistair hiked the rate 80%.

So these conferences are completely separate, got that? Different organisers, different logos, the whole lot. You even had to accredit twice, with different people. By an uncanny coincidence, of the sort that one sees all the time in real life, they feature the same people, meeting in the same place, under the same title (Progressive Governance). But they’re totally different things.

Just like when Gordon’s Smith Institute invited U.S. pollster Bob Shrum to outline an attack strategy against David Cameron to an invited audience of Polly Toynbee, Ed Balls, Dougie Alexander and the rest of the Brownies fan club in the media. That invite wasn’t from the independent non-partisan charity the Smith Institute. It was from the private limited company called the Smith Institute, 100% owned by the Trustees of the charity, from the same office, with the same people. But a totally different thing.

All the SpAds and ministers and security are at the conference on the public payroll. Guido would be surprised if other subsidies hadn’t slipped through. The same applies to all the foreign attendees as well. The Euro-gravy train has come, at their respective taxpayer’s expense, via the channel tunnel bringing the social democratic elite to wine and dine. They really know how to trough on the continent. The British taxpayer is picking up the tab for the European socialist’s weekend break in London courtesy of Gordon Brown. Bet you are happy about that…


Seen Elsewhere

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Deane of St Edmundsbury? | Times
Pay Volunteers and They Become Cheap Labour | Jill Kirby
UKIP Fundraiser Was Jailed for Running Brothels | Times
Bercow Faces Probe Over Pass Mystery | Mirror
Harman Breaks Rules on Paying Staff | Express
Labour Whinge About Sandi Toksvig Joke | Mail
BBC Boss Search in Disarray | Times
Tory Membership Set to Outstrip Labour | Staggers
Three Cheers for the David Brents | Ed Conway
Small State Keynesians, Anti-Corporate Hayekians? | Chris Dillow


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