Miliband in 2011: Leave Libya to the Libyans

“I think he has demeaned himself and demeaned his office” said Ed Miliband last week about Michael Fallon. Apparently “national security is too important to play politics with”. Fast forward a few days and Miliband is accusing Cameron of abandoning Libya…

Yet Labour have been silent on this issue for years. What was Miliband’s advice for a post Gaddafi world? Leave Libya alone.

“This is an important moment to recognise the National Transitional Council and their role in taking Libya forward and we’ve got to be led by them. It’s very important that Libyans determine their future.”

Hardly sounds like he was calling for the government to do more now, does it?

Let Libya be Libya, says Ed before an election. Why didn’t you occupy them, he screams during an election…

REVEALED: Tom Baldwin Wrote Toxic Migrant Briefing

First he told a senior Lobby journalist: “I hate you. Even if I was dying, I wouldn’t want your bone marrow”.

Then he was responsible for Labour’s “weaponise the NHS” row.

And then Miliband’s Millie Dowler moment“.

Now Guido can reveal it was psycho-spinner Tom Baldwin who wrote the explosive late-night briefing accusing David Cameron over the Med crisis, at 11:23pm:

From Red Ed to Med Ed…

Ed Weaponises Dead Migrants

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The Tories are so livid about the widely briefed speech that Ed Miliband is to give at Chatham House today that they are calling for him to withdraw his words before he’s actually said them. Ed will use the speech to politicise migrant drownings in the Mediterranean by accusing Cameron of “abandoning” Libya after the 2011 intervention, thus causing the migrant crisis to happen. Ed of course backed the Libyan airstrikes, though not any troops on the ground in the aftermath…

Guido has checked and Miliband has only mentioned Libya once in a press release since 2013. Suddenly two weeks out from the election he suddenly thinks it’s the single most important foreign policy issue – and the subject of his only speech on foreign policy so far. It is inconceivable that Miliband’s Blair-booing Labour Party would have voted to put the troops on the ground needed to bolster any post-conflict settlement and restore order. Vague empty words about planning are worthless and Miliband’s blocking of a decisive Western intervention (“standing up to Obama”) in Syria only added to the refugee crisis in the region. Labour’s lack of support for boots on the ground – as advocated by Tony Blair – added to the regional chaos …

UPDATE:

Labour are now claiming they never tried to link Cameron to the Med, yet here is their briefing sent out yesterday doing just that:

We report, you decide…

Farage Takes 9% Lead in Thanet South

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Twice as many local voters say they have met Farage rather than the Labour or Tory candidate. In fact contact rates in terms of door knocking, leafleting and tele-canvassing all give the campaign to UKIP. It appears the Tories are throwing only a kitchenette at the Thanet South… 

Survation/Mirror Poll Has 4% Lead for Tories

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Headline voting intention (with change in brackets since last Survation poll on 17th April): CON 33% (-1); LAB 29% (-4); UKIP 18% (+1); LD 10% (+3); SNP 4% (NC); GRE 4% (+1); AP 1% (-1). Outlier or…

Ken: “If Lutfur’s Done Something Wrong, Have Him Arrested and Put Him on Trial”

Not a bad idea from Lutfur’s old pal.

In this LBC interview tonight Ken goes on to play down the seriousness of Rahman smearing Labour’s John Biggs as a racist. Worth remembering he still sits on Labour’s NEC…

BBC Give Lifetime Achievement Award to Violence-Inciting Islamist Loon

The wild world of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards caused some trouble last night. Now morning has broken, Guido can reveal their new Lifetime Achievement winner isn’t a passenger on the peace train. The Beeb bestowed the honour on Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, who infamously said of Salman Rushdie:

“he must be killed. The Quran makes it clear: If someone defames the prophet, then he must die”

And here he is calling for Rushdie to be burned alive:

Yusuf later insisted he was only joking, don’t let me be misunderstood.

First Class Hypocrisy

Sitting in first, reading the Guardian, while on her smartphone.

On the way to Question Time, paid for by your licence fee.

Will the Greens keep first class when they renationalise the railways?

Taxpayer Funded Trade Unions Tried to Shield Crooked Lutfur From Justice

Unison in Tower Hamlets were at the centre of the campaign to help Lutfur Rahman escape corruption charges.

When the investigators went into the council building, Unision picketed the event with a banner saying: “Eric Pickles – Hands off Tower […]

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A Lifelong Labour Voter Speaks

Steve, a “traditional Labour voter”, tells the Daily Politics:

“I was brought up in a household that’s staunch Labour. My dad was a trade unionist all his life and I’ve only ever known the Labour Party in voting

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Top Labour MP Admits Shoplifting on Camera

“Labour is the only party with a plan” for tackling crime, insisted Yvette Cooper today as new figures reveal recorded crime has risen by 2%. Presumably that plan doesn’t involve Labour’s custard cream-claiming kleptomaniac, Stella Creasy.

Video has emerged of […]

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Karen Danczuk’s St George’s Day Message

An exclusive St George’s Day treat for Guido readers, courtesy of the dragon-slaying Mrs D:

More like St Phwoarrr-ge’s Day![…]

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Boris tells the Sun:

“I think it’s a measure of his desperation, isn’t it, that yesterday we had one of the most absurd political spectacles that this country has ever seen. Not since the Tsar and Tsarina prostrated themselves and asked for economic guidance from Grigori Rasputin, has there been such a ridiculous political pilgrimages as the mission of Ed Miliband – the heir of Keir Hardie for heavens sake – to seek economic guidance from Russell Brand.”

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