Friday, December 12, 2014

WATCH: The Moment Question Time Kicked Off

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Labour MP: Fisheries Minister ‘Not a Job for a Woman’

Labour’s Frank Doran told the House this afternoon:

“I’m not sure it is a job for a woman, although the honourable lady [Sheryll Murray MP] might reach that. That was not a sexist remark. I know the fishing industry very well.”

Everyday sexism…

WATCH: Daily Politics on Lying Politicians

PFI Polly’s Paper Pitch Picked Apart By UKIP

Labour parachuted Miliband aide Polly Billington down to Thurrock with the expectation she would take the seat from the Tories, but the carpet-bagging candidate’s campaign is going from bad to worse. Not only is she trailing UKIP’s Tim Aker in the Ashcroft constituency polling, not only were Labour well behind UKIP in a recent local council by-election, now Billington is losing the student vote. “I don’t need to consult a folder to tell you what I believe in,” said Aker during today’s debate at a local college, skewering Polly on Labour’s PFI shocker after she spent two minutes reading attack lines from her notes about UKIP privatising the NHS. No doubt as to who the room preferred – the Thurrock Gazette reports “student support for UKIP and Mr Aker at the event appeared strong”. If Polly can’t even convince Thurrock’s students to vote for her…

WATCH: NiMo Fails to Answer 10 Year Old’s Maths Question

Super Soaraway Sun Supper for Miliband

Great to see the scourge of Murdoch on the top table with Sun editors and senior News UK staff last night. You show ‘em, Ed.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WATCH: Ben Bradshaw’s Below the Belt Pickles “Size” Jibe

WATCH: UKIP Natasha on “Gentleman” Roger Bird

This bizarre Newsnight interview with Natasha Bolter was carried out before her I love u” texts with Roger Bird were leaked, so it’s unfortunate for her case that she denied the messages were intimate: “Often I send a kiss after a text, but I don’t think that’s particularly intimate”. Oddly Natasha described the man she is accusing of sexually harassing her as “a gentleman”. She insists “I did not sleep with Roger Bird, end of,” but yesterday Bird told Guido the relationship was sexual. One of them is telling porkies…

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WATCH: UKIP Sleaze Introduces Star Woman’s Equality Speech

An eventful first day in the job for Gobby, who only had to deal with a sex scandal and the resignation of a top party figure. The aptly-named Roger Bird, UKIP’s general secretary, is out after a star female candidate accused him of sexual harassment. In a tactic known as ‘doing a Rennard’, Bird allegedly told Natasha Bolter he would help her become a candidate in return for sexual favours. The video above shows a very enthusiastic Bird introducing Bolter’s September conference speech on how women have a great time in UKIP:

“UKIP is a fair party, respecting all nationalities and genders. We are an equal party. We have women at centre stage, just look how many MEPs we have. The women in UKIP have flourished equally alongside our male counterparts. We are seen for our intelligence and aptitude. We are seen for our hard graft. We are respected for our contribution. I want to be a candidate for UKIP and I want to campaign to win but I want to be selected on merit.”

Which was somewhat foreshadowing. Looks like Roger messed with the wrong bird…

Friday, December 5, 2014

WATCH: Daily Politics Week in 60 Seconds


Seen Elsewhere

Bashir Booted Out By Respect | Respect
Americans Try Haggis | Guardian
Page 3 and the Art of the Self-Pity Statement | Guardian
Steven Woolfe For UKIP Leader? | Asa Bennett
Mohammed — in Pictures | Speccie
Leon Brittan’s Accusers Must Show Their Evidence | Dan Hodges
New Saudi King Renames Roads While Body Still Warm | TechnoGuido
In Davos, Carrying a BlackBerry is a Status Symbol | Business Insider
New Labour in Peep Show Quotes | Telegraph
Here is What a 7 Way Debate Sounds Like | BBC
I Am Bearing My Breasts | Laura Perrins


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George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”


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