Thursday, April 3, 2014

WATCH: Maria Miller’s 31 Second Apology

There are 1.2 million reasons why she didn’t really mean it…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bonkers Labour’s Thornberry Claims ‘Economy is Getting Worse’

Emily Thornberry slithered her way through the Daily Politics, but she has to be called up on this one:

ET: As time goes on our  economy gets worse.
AN: The economy gets worse?
ET: The economy is getting worse.

How out of touch can you get? The economy is not getting worse for Ms. Thornberry. Her vast multi-million pound family property empire is up 14% on the year…

Friday, March 28, 2014

Save the Boozy Westminster Lunch

This week’s Spectator Life covers the increasingly insidious tendency to forego alcohol in the middle of the day in SW1:

“As the partitions came down and the chinos came in, American bank practices have spread from the City, down Fleet Street and have even reached Westminster. As politics and journalism have become more of a profession than an art form, the rules of the game have got tighter. With hacks and flacks tied to the internet, just like in the City, it’s harder to escape.”

Westminster’s thirstiest hacks took to the Red Lion to discuss the death of the boozy lunch for today’s Daily Politics…

Via via @liarpoliticians/Daily Politics

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WATCH: Michael Gove’s Wham Rap

Wtf.

BBC via @liarpoliticians

Clegg’s “Facts” Turn Out to Be Fiction

Former Clegg spinmeister Olly Grender had no answer when told by Brillo that, despite the LibDem leader’s assurances, the House of Commons library did not back him up on his claim that only 7% of UK law was made in Brussels. Their figure is actually between 15% and 50%. If you’re going to sell yourself on “leaving the rhetoric aside for a minute and sticking to the facts”, telling porkies might not be the best way to go about it…

CATCH UP: Nick v Nigel Full Debate

Via @liarpoliticians

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WATCH LIVE: Nick v Nigel

WATCH: I Am Bercow, Hear Me Roar!

Just 1 in 5 Say Miliband is Prime Minister in Waiting

Last week this blog pointed out that Ed Miliband is hardly coming across as the Prime Minister in waiting, well today the people agree. A Times/Yougov poll has just 19% saying they can see Ed in Number 10, when the same question was asked of Dave in 2008 the number was 49%. Just 26% think Labour is ready for government. As Morten Morland says in the video above, Britain can do better than this…

Monday, March 24, 2014

Polly “I’d Rather Be in Tuscany” Toynbee

Almost Psycho Gordon levels of death stare…


Seen Elsewhere

From the IRA to Windsor Castle | WSJ
Coulson: Everything You Need to Know in 6 Seconds | MediaGuido
Mo Ansar’s Silence | Adrian Hilton
Gove Loses WWI Battle | Conservative Woman
5 Reasons Labour Likely to Win General Election | Sunny Hundal
Dave Surrounded By Topless Women | Sun
UN Loony says Britain Most Sexist Country | Sun
Farage is a Good Reason to Leave the EU | Dan Hannan
UKIP Blocked Expenses Questions | Times
NHS Showdown Coming | Paul Goodman
Sons of Brown | Telegraph


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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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