Friday, April 25, 2008

Blair’s 2006 Final Bit of Advice to Gordon

Harman Backing Boris on Her Blog

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Her website is also currently announcing her defection to the Conservatives. Guido thought it was a spoof site at first. In fact it appears she has been taking online security lessons from Grant Shapps. Her real website appears to have been “improved” overnight. Nice touch thanking Guido for knocking Hain out of the race…

This is the spoof site. They seem to be remarkably well informed about the hack of the real site. Maybe they swapped Harriet some chocolate for her password

UPDATE 09.05 : Guido called Harman’s parliamentary office for a comment. No answer. Well they do keep public sector hours so perhaps someone will get back to Guido before lunch. Meantime you can leave a comment, and many of you have already…

UPDATE 09.10 : The hacker has contacted Guido to tell him that the passwords have been changed. Harman is now locked out of her own website.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Let Them Drink Tap"

Frank Doran is Chairman of the Commons Admin-istration Committee. His Committee has decided that MPs will continue to drink bottled water.

He claims the decision was taken on “cost and hygiene” grounds. Guido doesn’t understand. How can it be cost effective to ship 30,000 litres of mineral water in bottles up the motorway compared to pouring tap water into jugs?

If London water is not hygenic enough for MPs to drink, why is it good enough for the people of London?

This Scottish lawyer (another one) sounds more like Marie Antoinette than a tribune of the people…

The British Legion have launched a campaign* – the issue they want to promote to the public and politicians is the injustice of a situation where the families of soldiers who die heroically do not receive financial aid for legal representation in Court. When convicted child molesters die in custody, their families get legal aid. Why should soldier’s families be treated worse?

The MoD is doing everything it can to frustrate legal investigations by coroners, suppress publicity and withhold compensation. The power to grant public funding for representation at an inquest lies only with the Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw. In the case of prisoners who die in custody the funding is automatic, Service families need to apply to the Lord Chancellor for their case to be classed as “exceptional” and they must meet financial criteria. Is that the right way round?

*Full disclosure: the British Legion are advertising their campaign on Guido. An advert is not the same as an endorsement – but Guido is more than happy in this case to support their campaign.

UK Mortgage Debt / GDP Ratio Worse than U.S.

“I will not allow house prices to get out of control and put at risk the sustainability of the recovery.”
Gordon Brown, 1997 Budget Statement.

Gordon repeatedly tells us that Britain will weather the global financial turbulence better than America. The Bank of England projects that over a million homeowners could face negative equity in the widely expected property market downturn. The data above shows that British homeowners are more indebted than even Americans…

The National Association of Estate Agents reports that house sales and mortgage approvals have halved. First time buyers are an increasing rarity, below the asking price deals more common, properties are taking longer to sell and the number of buyers on agents books is down by a third. And Gordon still condemns the Tories for proposing to effectively remove first time buyers from paying stamp duty…

Hague : Lost in Africa

CCHQ sends a press release:
Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague, has today called on David Miliband to take urgent action with regard to the Chinese ship, currently heading to Uganda carrying arms bound for Zimbabwe.

Guido suggests the Shadow Foreign Secretary need not lose any sleep over Chinese ships heading to Uganda. Just a hunch…

Gordon is "Reviewing the Situation"

Simon Howard has put together a quirkily melancholy melody. See for yourself on GuyNews.TV.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quentin Davies : Regrets, He Has a Few

What was it he said about Gordon? Quentin Davies accused him of “unreliability and an apparent lack of any clear convictions”. Oh no, it was Dave he accused of that, before he joined the ditherering, U-turning party. Gordon was “a leader I have always greatly admired, who I believe is entirely straightforward, and who has a towering record, and a clear vision for the future of our country which I fully share.” Shared clear vision? You didn’t see the political disaster that he is coming, did you Quentin?
So who was that lurking on the wrong side of the chamber at PMQs today? “Wish you were there, Quentin?” Guido has said it before, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh…

Gordon is Reviewing the Situation


Courtesy : S J Howard

Brown’s Bushisms

Gordon Brown was quoted in the Telegraph saying that he spends “every day that I wake up” trying to keep the economy on track. Does he not wake every day? Are there days where things are just too bad to get out of bed?

Last week he made two great Bushisms in his speech to the Scottish TUC:

  • “I remember the 1940s.” Gordon Brown was born in in 1951.
  • “The Government has done more for poverty over the past fifteen years” Yes, beginning when John Major was in charge of the government.
  • He also told Sky’s Adam Boulton last week that Britain had been “diversifying into gold” by selling Britain’s gold reserves. And it was the Tories fault anyway.
  • “Nelson Mandela was freed in our lunchtime.” Well, Prezza’s lunchtime…
  • “Britain and China are both centres of invasion….”
Do send Guido any more Brown language mangling Bushisms to the usual Guido.Fawkes@Order-Order.com.

Seen Elsewhere

Britain’s Beheaders | Speccie
‘Underclass’ Is Dave’s Fault | Conservative Women
Civil Liberties/Privacy NGO Hires New CEO | Big Brother Watch
Why I Won’t Join UKIP | Dan Hannan
Who Will Stand Up for the Christians? | Ron Lauder
Labour Swing Extends Deep into Tory Seats | Lord Ashcroft
5 Tips for Tory Moles | LabourList
Time for a Labour Speaker | ConservativeHome
Austin Mitchell Shows Why People Hate Politicians | LabourList
Commons Should Reject Aussie Rules | Telegraph
Galloway Interviewed By Police | Standard


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