Voting Has Begun

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Guido’s co-conspirators have been sent their electronic security codes, confusingly the two-part security codes were both sent in the same email, which seems like a pointless waste of time from a data security point of view. Appropriate somehow…

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Anyway, online voting is commencing. This is a momentous time for the future of the Labour Party.  You know what to do…

Corbynistas Attempting to Preempt Co-op Plan

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In yesterday’s Sunday Times, Tim Shipman revealed that some nameless Labour moderates might use their sister Co-operative Party to form a new opposition. While plans for the immediate future include establishing a factional grouping, Shippers has uncovered a scheme to get Labour moderates to sign up MPs to the Co-operative Party itself, which has a pact to work with Labour in Parliament and elections. “Double-hatted” MPs can then apply to Bercow to have themselves recognised as the official opposition in the event of mass deselections from Labour, which will grant them a healthy chunk of short money. Guido is too modest to point out where the idea was previously mooted

The advantage of Labour MPs flagging themselves as Co-op MPs is that it is a non-split, split. 24 MPs are already Labour/Co-op MPs. The parties do not stand against each other under the terms of an agreement going back to 1927. The Co-operative Party is a legally separate entity from the Labour Party, and is already registered as a political party with the Electoral Commission, thus Bercow will be able to designate them as the official opposition with very little legal difficulties. This Guido understands is only one plan being considered – Tom Watson would be reluctant to go along with it – however he will under no circumstances allow the SNP to become the official opposition.

Ideologically the ideas of the cooperative movement; egalitarianism and mutualism with co-operative commercial enterprises will be agreeable to most of the Progress-faction MPs. It has always struck Guido that Labour taking the state socialist route rather than the non-state co-operative route was, in retrospect, a fundamental mistake that put the Labour Party on the wrong side of history at the end of the twentieth century. A less statist, redistributive party that favoured social market and non-state solutions might be the future…

Corbynista’s have of course mobilised quickly, with Momentum groups on Facebook awash with calls to join the Co-op and “avoid its infiltration by the coup plotters!” Carry on comrades..

Oily Smith the Devolution Dodger

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Oily’s at it again, this time lying about his record as a “committed devolutionist”. Plaid Cymru’s Liz Saville Roberts lashed out at the Labour hopeful, calling his earlier claims a “perfect illustration of his cynical hypocrisy”. A spokesman for Smith struck back, saying “He has consistently campaigned and voted for further powers to be devolved to Wales, over crucial issues like social security and policing.” Regular readers can already guess who is telling the truth…

Of the 15 votes on Welsh devolution Smith has had the chance to vote in since first elected to Parliament in 2010, Smith has voted in just three of them, he was absent from the other 12 votes. One of those three votes included backing powers for the Welsh government to underwrite borrowing by private companies working on Welsh infrastructure. A characteristically New Labourish wheeze to socialise the risk and privatise profit…

Oily has not once voted in Parliament to devolve “social security and policing”, abstaining from votes on granting the Welsh government control over job centres and policing powers. He has also been conspicuously absent when voting to allow the Welsh government spending, taxation, and energy policy powers. When it comes to critical votes, Oily is consistently a devolution dodger…

Sadiq Khan’s Name Booed at Corbyn Rally


NEC member Claudia Webbe invokes boos and jeers for the once-golden boy of Labour during a rally in Kilburn. Hardly surprising after Corbyn helped win London for Khan and Khan stabs him in the back in return:

Leadership ballots to be sent out today…

Brutal Tory Attack Ad Says Labour Soft on ISIS

Owen Smith’s disastrous day yesterday has inspired the Tories to produce this attack advert repeating their line that Labour is a threat to national security. Whoever wins…

Top Brass Condemns “Delusional” Smith’s ISIS Gaffe

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Defence expert Colonel Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, has blasted Owen Smith for his comments on ISIS. He tells Guido:

“This sort of delusional sickness affects Labour widely. Christine Shawcroft, a Corbyn ally and Labour National Executive Committee member, said not long ago that we should have a cup of tea with Islamic State rather than bombing them. Firstly, they would not negotiate with us in any circumstances. Secondly, what would we negotiate about? The Islamic State want only to massacre, torture, rape, subjugate and expand their sharia rule across the Middle East and the globe. How could anybody possibly take seriously a man who proposes negotiation with such barbarians.”

Well said…

Owen Smith: There is No Chasm Between PLP and Membership

Owen Smith has them in stitches at the BBC hustings this morning:

“I don’t think there is a chasm between the PLP and the membership. Well, there’s laughter there but I think there has been a false narrative created that there has been a great big chasm”

Okaaaay…

Final CLP Nominations

CLP NOMINATIONS

The final CLP nomination numbers are in: 285 (or 84%) backed Corbyn and just 53 (or 16%) declared for Owen Smith. Jezza got around 15,000 votes overall to Smith’s 7,500, implying a Corbynista vote lead of 67% to 33%. Oily has a mountain to climb…

Oily Smith Pleads to Speak to Momentum Rallies

Guido missed this snippet of Oily pleading for an audience at one of Jezza’s Momentum rallies.[…]

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Friday Caption Contest (Blame Game Edition)

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Entries in the comments please…[…]

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Owen Smith Promised “Action on Sheep Nuisance”

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Back in 2006 Owen Smith fought (and lost) the Blaenau Gwent by-election. His campaign literature shows he was partial to a sweeping policy statement back then too. Smith pledged “action on sheep nuisance”, promising to “slap instant fines” on “irresponsible farmers” who let their sheep “stray onto roads and through gardens”. […]

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Gerry Downing Vows to Vote in Labour Leadership Election

Gerry Downing, who was expelled from the Labour Party after Guido revealed his rants about “the Jewish question”, has vowed to vote in the leadership election. Downing told LBC he will seek to vote as an affiliate member via his trade union.[…]

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Owen Smith Hires Top Pfizer Lobbyist to Run Campaign

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Owen Smith has hired a leading corporate lobbyist who works for Pfizer to run his leadership campaign, Guido can reveal. John Lehal is the smoothie MD of lobbying firm Insight Consulting, and boasts among his clients Big Pharma giants Pfizer, Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb.[…]

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Corbynistas Used Code to Hide Cash-For-Votes Plot

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Members of a private Facebook group which organised £25 payments for people to vote for Corbyn used an unsubtle code to disguise what they were up to. Thousands of Corbynistas signed up to the secret “Gimme 25 page” yesterday, all asking for the exact same sum, £25, to pay their “internet data” and other necessities by the exact same deadline, 5pm.[…]

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Diane Abbott Attacks “Lobbyist” Owen Smith

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Secret Labour Funds Offering £25 to Vote for Corbyn

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Guido can reveal the existence of several new funds offering to help people pay the £25 charge to vote for Corbyn, after Labour yesterday shut down a Just Giving page doing the same thing. One private Facebook group named “Gimme 25” has amassed almost 3,000 members.[…]

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