Labour Leadership Update

Some of the most comprehensive analysis of the Labour leadership contest has come from Tumblr. Here is the latest offering:

The rabbit’s saying what we’re all thinking…

LibDem Leader Sorry Over Tweet Comparing Gay People to Frogs

An unfortunate post from Tim Farron’s account last night, just days after he faced down the Twitter lynch mob over his views on homosexuality:

Alas, he says he was ‘hacked’:

Adding “just bizarre. Someone sent just a single tweet”. Bizarre, indeed…

H/T @holbornlolz

50 Shades of Burnham

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Guido has spent the afternoon in the strange vortex that is the Andy Burnham online fandom. And it was really, really weird.

There’s the usual fan art:

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Which starts to get a bit weird…

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And then there is this:

A rabbit talking about crashing Liz Kendall’s party and smashing up the Westminster bubble with baseball bats. Still with us?

Then there are the sexual fantasies…

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If you though the Mili-fandom was weird, spend 20 mins searching Andy Burnham on Tumblr

Supporters Desert Burnham For Corbyn Over Welfare Shambles

Burnham’s online ‘Fandies‘ are deserting the Labour ‘frontrunner’ for Jeremy Corbyn after last night’s cynical, opportunistic welfare vote positioning:

He’s lost the battle, will he lose the war?

UPDATE: Corbyn’s odds have improved overnight:

New Parliament Petition Site is Going to Be Messy

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The ‘below the line’ anonymongs who spend their days trying to post comments on Guido about David Cameron’s sexuality, Muslims, nonces, Muslim nonces and how the whole world is biased against, or in favour, of UKIP, now have a new outlet for their wild rantings.

Parliament has launched a petition site to which the government must respond after just 10,000 names.

Troll away here.

Guido is not sure they have really thought this one through…

Like Liz for Leader

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Lefties on Facebook, well the ones that used to go on about “Tory Blair”, have got a new wheeze. The “Liz Kendall for Conservative Leader” Facebook supporters page. Like it…

Guidoisation of Gov.uk

Since when do Gov.uk do funnies in their press releases?

Guido for one welcomes our new punning overlords…

Zac’s Campaign Chair is Nick de Bois, Lynton’s CTF Advising

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Guido hears that Zac has managed to secure the services of Nick de Bois, who is apparently going to chair and run Zac’s selection campaign. Lynton Crosby’s CTF Partners are on hand to offer Zac advice on his campaign. For someone who was willing to put his fate in the hands of his electorate, Zac certainly seems serious about it now…

Labour Admit They Can’t Stop Tories Voting For Corbyn

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Last week Labour sought to nip the #ToriesForCorbyn campaign in the bud by insisting everyone voting must “support the aims and values of the Labour Party and if they don’t then they won’t be allowed to take part”.

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Labour U-Turn on Public Engagement Promise to Stop #ToriesForCorbyn

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Despite Harriet Harman’s promise that Labour aren’t “afraid” to allow Joe Public a vote in their leadership contest…

“We must let the public in. Into the process and into our minds as we make the decisions about who is our

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Westminster Arms Faces Closure Threat

Worrying news for one of Westminster’s favourite watering holes. Guido understands that the Westminster Arms on Storey’s Gate – preferred pub of Nigel Farage and half of CCHQ – is facing a fight to stay open.

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Broad Early Support For Corbyn

Last month Guido speculated that Labour’s enemies might ‘do a Balotelli’ and take up Harriet Harman’s offer to engage in the party’s leadership race.

Jeremy Corbyn is certainly enjoying some broad early support…

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