Thursday, January 22, 2015

Iceberg! Dead A’Ed

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Yet Another Labour Party Internetz Win

Picture the scene. You have just filmed a hard-hitting party political broadcast with a 91 year old war hero. It’s strong stuff, and you think it will get people interested in your party. So, at the end of the PPB, you put your party’s website up on the screen. Except, instead of the correct URL (www.labour.org.uk/harry), you send them to www.labour.org/harry, a parked domain that belongs to someone else and used to for  job recruitment. “But we don’t need millions for this election, as we’re going to win the internetz.”

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ghastly Ghose Goes For Another

By Guido’s count this is the fourth time serial loser and perennial parachutist Katie “Ghastly” Ghose has put herself forward for a Labour seat:

Not deterred by her failure in Stoke-on-Trent North, then defeat in Brighton Kemptown, and then trying and failing to replace Austin Mitchell in Grimsby, now Ghose is going for York, where sitting Labour MP Hugh Bayley has just announced he is standing down. What is it about the Oxford-educated southerner that fails to be inspiring CLPs? Katie has bagged more carpets than Ed Miliband in a mosque

Monday, January 19, 2015

WATCH: Chuka Storms Off Sky News Interview

Read Full James Blunt Takedown of Chris Bryant

Dear Chris Bryant MP,

You classist gimp. I happened to go to a boarding school. No one helped me at boarding school to get into the music business. I bought my first guitar with money I saved from holiday jobs (sandwich packing!). I was taught the only four chords I know by a friend. No one at school had ANY knowledge or contacts in the music business, and I was expected to become a soldier or a lawyer or perhaps a stockbroker. So alien was it, that people laughed at the idea of me going into the music business, and certainly no one was of any use.

In the army, again, people thought it was a mad idea. None of them knew anyone in the business either.

And when I left the army, going against everyone’s advice, EVERYONE I met in the British music industry told me there was no way it would work for me because I was too posh. One record company even asked if I could speak in a different accent. (I told them I could try Russian).

Every step of the way, my background has been AGAINST me succeeding in the music business. And when I have managed to break through, I was STILL scoffed at for being too posh for the industry.

And then you come along, looking for votes, telling working class people that posh people like me don’t deserve it, and that we must redress the balance. But it is your populist, envy-based, vote-hunting ideas which make our country crap, far more than me and my shit songs, and my plummy accent.

I got signed in America, where they don’t give a stuff about, or even understand what you mean by me and “my ilk”, you prejudiced wazzock, and I worked my arse off. What you teach is the politics of jealousy. Rather than celebrating success and figuring out how we can all exploit it further as the Americans do, you instead talk about how we can hobble that success and “level the playing field”. Perhaps what you’ve failed to realise is that the only head-start my school gave me in the music business, where the VAST majority of people are NOT from boarding school, is to tell me that I should aim high. Perhaps it protected me from your kind of narrow-minded, self-defeating, lead-us-to-a-dead-end, remove-the-‘G’-from-‘GB’ thinking, which is to look at others’ success and say, “it’s not fair.”

Up yours,

James Cucking Funt

Via Guardian

Friday, January 16, 2015

Labour Youth Branch Abolished at Ed Yoof Speech Venue

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“We will ensure that young people do not lose their voice,” Ed Miliband will tell his audience at Sheffield Hallam university at noon, as he tries to convince traditionally left-leaning under-35s to register to vote. Perhaps not the best choice of venue given the Labour Students branch at the very same university was abolished just six months ago, because they didn’t have enough members to fill their committee positions.

If Labour can’t win over students in Nick ‘Tuition Fees’ Clegg’s own backyard…

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lambeth Labour ‘Cuts’ Propaganda Budget Up 300%

Guido has covered Lambeth Labour’s taxpayer-funded death of irony for years, from their expensive anti-cuts posters, to their propaganda campaign on benefits, to their truth-stretching council tax own goal. Some nifty FOI sleuthing from ConHome has revealed Lambeth council has increased its self-promotion budgetby 300%. Look at the amount spent on Lambeth Talk, a taxpayer-funded council pravda promoting Labour’s agenda:

Massively increasing the amount they spend on telling voters how much the Tories are cutting…

WATCH: Bad Al “Punch Up” CCTV Footage

The CCTV footage above shows the moment Alastair Campbell was allegedly involved in a punch up with a passerby. Bad Al is walking down a road (despite being out for a jog), when he is approached by a man coming in the opposite direction who appears to recognise him. The man claims Campbell then “punched and spat” at him, allegations he strongly denies in a statement this morning:

“I was walking down Perrin’s Lane last Monday after a run in Hampstead when a man walking towards me began shouting in abusive and aggressive terms as he approached. As I passed him I did not look at him, did not respond to his insults and put my my arm out to his shoulder to stop him coming any closer. If there was any contact at all it was minimal. I walked on a few steps, thought he was doing the same but he turned back, followed me, continued to abuse me and when I turned around he came towards me and aimed a kick at me which came into brief contact with my leg. He then moved back but came forward again and spat at me, most of the spit landing on my shirt, some on my face. I then turned and walked away.”

Unfortunately the footage is inconclusive. Though the fact the supposed victim went to George Galloway rather than the cops might be an indicator of where the truth lies…

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Labour Defector: Cameron is “Strongest and Best Leader”

First Labour faced accusations of union vote-rigging in Ilford North, now the constituency’s former CLP chairman has defected to the Tories. Sanjib Bhattacharjee says he can no longer defend Miliband and Balls and says David Cameron is the “strongest and the best leader”. Sanjib warns:

“I believe that Labour Party is constantly failing to address main concerns of our people.”

He is now backing Tory MP Lee Scott to win the seat. Something of a blow Labour’s highly personable candidate Wes Streeting…

Reeves Abandons Labour’s Price Freeze: “World Has Changed”

Brillo was another happy reader this morning, skewering Rachel Reeves on Labour’s energy price “freeze” spin. Reeves admits things were different “at the time“, and says that now “the world has changed”. She also confirmed the “cap” is a new policy:

AN: “I think honesty matters here… When you announced this policy the only fear was that prices were going up. It never crossed your mind that wholesale prices might come down… so you used the language ‘freeze’ and you never used the language ‘cap’. Now you’ve been forced to change. I think it would be honest if you admitted that… Did you use the word cap?”

RR: “We didn’t use the word cap.”

Ed’s flagship policy is in tatters…

Via @liarpoliticians

Seen Elsewhere

UKIP on 23% With Survation | Mirror
UKIP Could Deal With Dave | Douglas Carswell
Tories Would Lower Benefit Cap | Telegraph
Bashir Twitter Meltdown | Mirror
Bashir is a Wrong’un | Norman Tebbit
Natalie Bennett Says it Should Not be a Crime to Belong to ISIS | Indy
LibDems Fifth in London | Standard
45 Mirror Group Stories Linked to Phone-Hacking | Press Gazette
Dave’s Diet | Speccie
Pink’O’Flynn | HuffPo
Trojan Horse Destroying British Values | Nick Wood


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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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