Labour Spinners Rumour Mill

Ed Miliband’s spokesman James Stewart is off to make some money.

Tom Baldwin is out of a job but is still spinning away: Arguing with people on Twitter and writing conspiracy theory bollocks on the Guardian website.

Bob Roberts is said to be planning on staying on at Labour but it has been said that given the spectacular failure of Labour to communicate their message, some blame must land at the door of the party’s Director of Communications.

Patrick Hennessy, the deputy, is also said to be planning to stick around for regime change.

Much to the relief of the right-wing media.

Prince Charles Backs Toothfish

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Prince Charles wrote to the then Fisheries Minister, Elliot Morley in 2004 to express concern over little known species of cod.

“I particularly hope that the illegal fishing of the Patagonian Toothfish will be high on your list of priorities…”


The Prince then continued by politely inquiring whether the Royal Navy could be drafted in to help..

By the way, I wonder whether any thought might have been given to the possible role that could be played by the navies of the countries associated with the High Seas Task Force?… I daresay you will tell me there are all sorts of legal problems that prevent any worthwhile action…!

Nothing fishy going on at all…

Official Labour Leadership Election Timetable

Friday 15 May
Election Period Opens

Monday 8 June
PLP Nomination Hustings for Leader

Tuesday 9 June
PLP Nomination Hustings for Deputy Leader

Tuesday 9 June
PLP Nominations Open

12 noon Monday 15 June
PLP Nominations (Leader) Close

12 noon Wednesday 17 June
PLP Nominations (Deputy Leader) Close

Wednesday 17 June
Hustings period opens

12 noon Friday 31 July
Supporting Nominations Close

12 noon Wednesday 12 August
Last date to join as member, affiliated supporter, or registered supporter

Friday 14 August
Ballot mailing despatched

12 noon Thursday 10 September
Ballot closes

Saturday 12 September
Special conference to announce result

Going to be a long summer…

Read Prince Charles’ Black Spider Letters to Tony Blair

You can delve into the full lot here.

No Agreement Between Farage and Carswell

Douglas Carswell MP and Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Looks like Farage and Carswell are both digging in. A UKIP spokesman confirms Guido’s story that the two have met, but:

“Nigel Farage met with Douglas Carswell this afternoon and there’s ongoing discussion about how best to represent four million UKIP voters in a way that is sensible and correct.”

So it didn’t go well then…

Police Investigate Alleged Electoral Fraud in South Thanet

Kent Police have launched an investigation into alleged electoral fraud in South Thanet.

UKIP sources say they didn’t make the complaint.

One to drive the conspiracy theorists wild…

UPDATE:

Prince Charles Gets Crick’d!

Watch Charles’ aide, the woman on the left, grab the microphone as it kicks off…

UPDATE: Guido understands the Charles aide who took Crick’s microphone cover is Kristina Kyriacou, who used to advise Cheryl Cole. Her nickname, given to her by Gary Barlow, is “The Colonel”.

UPDATE II: Kyriacou also directed Gordon Brown’s ‘No to Knives’ coalition.

Politico’s Oh No! Amateur Gaffe for New Venture

US beltway giant Politico might need to try a little harder in their new European expansion.

In a sloppy piece about Osborne – that appears to be lifted almost entirely from James Forsyth’s Twitter – Politico confuse unelected civil servant Permanent Secretaries with elected Parliamentary Private Secretaries who are drawn from the Government benches:

“Three of Osborne’s last four permanent private secretaries are now in the cabinet.”

Incorrect, and a beyond a rookie error even for a newbie outfit.

Great insight there…

#EdStone Hunt Intensifies

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UKIP Peace Conference

Douglas Carswell MP and Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Guido understands that Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell are about to sit down this afternoon for peace talks.

Guido is optimistic that a resolution is imminent…

UPDATE:

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New Labour Leader Announced on September 12

Not a short campaign or a long campaign but a halfway house.

Press Association reports there will be a four month wait to find the new Labour leader, with an announcement made on September 12.

They will be in place […]

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It’s time for Gatwick – the right decision on airport expansion

Sponsored post.

With the election decided, the Airports Commission – appointed by the Government to come up with a solution to the need for more runway capacity in the South East – will now be finalising its recommendation on where […]

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