Lest we forget the 13 years before the last 100 days…
Is summer dragging on? Are you tired of shopping? As the kids get restless, where better to spend a happy afternoon than at the Crazy Water Aqua Fun Park. In Gaza.
“The landscaped water park features three swimming pools, three water slides, ponds with pedal boats, a restaurant, a cafe, and a quiet area shaded by a tent where adults can sit on carpets and listen to music.”
Don’t tell Ken Clarke, he will want to build one at Pentonville.
The Republican candidate in the Tennessee gubernatorial race seems to have got his viral campaign sorted:
Guido recommends putting the subtitles on…
In some shocking news, Ed Balls has said one thing and done another. As Guido reported earlier in the week, Balls made a bit of a blunder by promising to pay “interns and volunteers” the national minimum wage, whilst turning a blind eye to the fact that his campaign staffers are, err, unpaid interns and volunteers:
Leaving aside his unpaid brunette bag-carrying Bevanite, Balls has today even had the cheek to advertise on W4MP for unpaid stuff:
Idiocy and hypocrisy is always a toxic mix.
This whole campaign has been an utter write-off for Balls, and now YouGov reckon he will be the first knocked out of the race. If the idea all along was to secure his place as Chancellor, how is coming last going help? Political betting specialists Smarkets are running a book on who will be the humiliated loser..
Looks like it’s going to be a tight run off between Burnham and Balls.
Yesterday Ed Balls made a big song and dance about signing a pledge that all interns should be paid the minimum wage. He even released a video of him and one of his own office interns discussing it. Except that’s not quite what he said:
“It’s really important if you are interning or volunteering in a House of Commons office that you get properly paid.”
Interns and volunteers.
So what about his very own voluptuous volunteer Ellie “Stilettos” Gellard, Twitter queen and cursed backer of Gordon? Gellard has been strutting around with a pass, on the Balls campaign, yet apparently isn’t taking a penny?
A volunteer you might say… So it’s fine that all interns and volunteers must be paid, just not Ed’s campaign staff. Or if she is being paid, why hasn’t it been declared?
This is from last night, but Guido was waiting for decent-quality footage to appear online of his old mucker Tom Watson losing it in the Commons and managing to break pretty much all established Parliamentary protocol in one sentence. It’s fair to say he doesn’t like Michael Gove very much:
Note the apology was only out of “deference” to Bercow, who for obvious reasons wouldn’t like the term pip-squeak.
Guido was out on the terrace of the Commons last night quaffing the last of the subsidised wine so missed This Week. Diane Abbott may well come to regret the reputational damage resulting from her running for leader. It was as some have commented a humdinger, by popular request here is the five minute battering that Brillo gave to her. Something tells Guido her contract won’t be renewed…
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Ed Miliband tweets to latest celeb selfie pal Lily Allen:
“Lovely to see you last night!”