Friday, April 27, 2007

Where’s Gordon?™ Day 25

Today Gordon Brown was getting heckled by the mother of a cystic fibrosis patient over the removal of free TV sets from a PFI hospital ward. Linda Smith was held back by police at the entrance to the Heartlands Hospital, in Birmingham but was later allowed to enter the building and had a five-minute talk with the chancellor.

Mrs Smith, 56, complained to the chancellor that it was not right for children on the ward for hours on end to have nothing to amuse them “Children spend their last weeks and months of their lives on that ward… They can’t go out because of the risk of infection. The fact that they have pulled the plug is criminal.”

Where’s Gordon? tracks Gordon’s campaign trail as he tries to shore up the Labour vote.

LibDems Support Tots for Tots

The Romsey Redhead herself, Sandra Gidley, is fighting the good fight against the scourge of tee-totalism. Guido has just received her press release commenting on Alcohol Concern’s call for parents who give alcohol to under-15s to face prosecution. The LibDem Health spokesperson says “Watching adults drink responsibly can actually encourage young people to have a more mature attitude to alcohol.” So Donald James Kennedy will be alright.

Guido’s mother used to dip his soother in rum, never did Guido any harm…

Friday Caption Competition (Man’s Best Friend Edition)

Labour’s Lemming-Like Lunacy

When you look at this morning’s YouGov poll in the Torygraph you have to wonder if the Labour party is having a collective moment of Lemming-like lunacy. Blair is undeniably more popular than Brown. Voters would far prefer to live under a Cameron government than a Brown government by a 10% margin.

Even if Brown signalled straight-away that he intended to bring the boys back from Iraq, (something that would be popular), he would be supported in this by the Tories, so no real advantage will come even from that. The much heralded “Brown Bounce” seems as real a prospect as a “Brown tax cut”. Left-wing voters will still remember that he wrote the cheques for the war and right-wing voters will always say it was his fault that the army was ill equipped, under-funded and over-stretched. The Brown bounce will be a dead-Lemming bounce.

Full data set (pdf) here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

GuyNews : My Kinda Neo-Con Cheerleader

Guido doesn’t have much time for Neo-Con cheerleaders, but put them in a short skirt…

Michelle Malkin is a blogger with a huge following in the U.S., five million hit her blog every month. Where are my pom-poms?

Watch her over on GuyNews.TV

A Real Neo-Con Cheerleader

Where’s Batesy?

Has anyone seen John Reid’s attack dog, Steve Bates, lately? He wasn’t seen in the Westminster Arms today. Maybe he is deep in discussion with Simon Wren?
Wonder why?

Why You Should Never Photoshop an Election Leaflet

Busharat Ali is the Labour candidate in Lawrence Hill ward, Bristol. He didn’t like being attacked in a LibDem leaflet over Iraq. He responded with a leaflet claiming: “I was on the National March in London against the Iraq war” with the above photo next to those words.

Was he? It looks like somebody has done a bit of photoshopping. Inserting his head badly and deleting the “We Are All Hizbullah” banners. You decide…


Hat-tip : LibDemVoice

Ming "Focus on Principle over Fashion"

Friend of Kylie, Gordon attacked celeb culture and now Ming has a go at “principle over fashion…open-necked shirt photo ops with headlines attached”. “What we need is the dominance of principle over fashion…. What we need is real, tough decision-making.”

Ming has made the tough decision to have a (politically fashionable) Facebook link. Principle?

Reid "Deplores Leaks"

Guido wonders how John Reid’s media advisers managed to keep a straight face issuing that statement yesterday. Perhaps the police looking into the source of the leak should start here?

Seen Elsewhere

What Ruffley Standing Down Tells Us About Gove | James Forsyth
Tories Say They Could Sack Ruffley | Buzzfeed
Ruffley Supporter Provokes Outcry | HuffPo
Mirror Readies Pennies for Hacking Payouts | Media Guido
How to Win a Twitter Argument | Hopi Sen
Sign Petition Calling for Ruffley to Resign | Change.org
People’s PMQs Would Divide Politicians and Public | Dan Hodges
Morgan Hires Gay Rights Campaigner as SpAd | Telegraph
Don’t Underestimate Philip Hammond | Nick Wood
Labour Council Collaborates With Pro-Hamas Group | Breitbart
Qatar Sugar-Daddies of Islamist Financing | Left Foot Forward


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New Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has big ambitions in his first meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu today:

“I came to bring this conflict to an end.”



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Ed Miliband does photo oops, not photo ops


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