Monday, November 24, 2014

The Tale of Lady Nugee’s Walled Garden in Islington

Snobby sacked Labour MP Emily Thornberry’s official title is Lady Nugee, by virtue of her marriage to the High Court Judge Sir Christopher Nugee. Some years ago, with him, Emily bought a small terraced house in her constituency when it was auctioned off by a local housing association – only as an investment, they lived in a far grander £3 million mansion elsewhere in Islington. In itself this was an unusual example of privatisation by a “socialist”…

An outraged constituent who was eventually evicted by the Housing Association claimed that he had come to her, his constituency MP, for help only to despair when she bought one of the privatised properties. It was all very embarrassing for Thornberry. The old man nailed his allegations to the door of the house she bought. Very Lutheran…

scooter-girlsThe row of terraced houses shared small gardens communally and for years neighbours’ young children had happily played together along the terrace’s back row of gardens. This irritated the new landlord Emily and she nagged, and nagged her neighbour next door to put up a fence. He was reluctant to do so because the gardens were tiny and he could see no harm being done by his two little girls riding their scooters along the row, they were only aged 3 and 5. In the end Emily had workmen build a giant fence down the middle to keep his children out. Emily’s now private garden went unused and became overgrown with weeds. How does Guido know this story is true?

They were his kids.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Emily Thornberry Resigns

Thornberry’s statement:

“Earlier today I sent a tweet which has caused offence to some people. That was never my intention and I have apologised. However I will not let anything distract from Labour’s chance to win the coming general election. I have therefore tonight told Ed Miliband I will resign from the shadow cabinet.”

UPDATE: Full interview with White Van Man in the Sun tomorrow:

George Orwell knew a thing or two about left-wingers like Emily Thornberry:

“In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during ‘God save the King’ than of stealing from a poor box.”

Labour’s prosecco progressives openly despise the suburban aspirational middle classes and are privately condescending towards the working classes and their traditional values…

Monday, November 17, 2014

Labour Metropolitan Elite’s Money Bags

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How is Labour fighting UKIP charges that it is out of touch and London-centric, essentially a party for the metropolitan elite? By flogging transvestite avant garde artist Grayson Perry’s bags for a minimum donation of £19. Guido suspects, in the words of Herbert Morrison, “The Durham miners won’t wear it.”

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hain “Absolute Nonsense”

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Wales Online reports that Peter Hain claims that it is “absolute nonsense” to suggest that Tracey Ullmann’s daughter Mabel McKeown is his preferred successor in the safe Labour seat of Neath. The former “Equalities Officer and Office Manager for the Office of Right Honourable Harriet Harman QC MP” is one of the front-runners to succeed him. Is it really absolute nonsense?

  • Is it absolute nonsense that McKeown shares a flat with Hain’s former SpAd?
  • Is it absolute nonsense that Hain’s constituency agent Howard Davies is running McKeown’s campaign to parachute in Mckeown?

Neutral? Nonsense…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Labour Backed £4-a-Day Pay for Mentally Disabled

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In 2003 the Labour government supported allowing some companies to pay people with mental health problems £4-a-day to man assembly lines. A government paper from when Patricia Hewitt was Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, which argues that that some so-called “therapeutic work” should not qualify for the minimum wage. It proposed an organisation which “runs a facility for mental health out patients, who do various activities such as packing and assembly can “pay varying amounts up to £20 per week, so long as “if [workers] do not attend there are no sanctions”. The government paper concludes that under such an arrangement “there would probably not be an employer/worker relationship” and therefore “the national minimum wage would not apply. Ironically the likes of Scope, Mencap and the TUC were consulted during the preparation of the document. Ed Miliband today called for the resignation of a government minister for suggesting something not nearly as draconian…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Exclusive:
Douglas Alexander Orders Gagging of Internal Miliband Critics

Labour’s weekly conference call between election coordinator Douglas Alexander and the party’s regional organisers has been blighted with negative feedback about Ed Miliband for months. The local party hands report back on issues coming up on the doorstep during canvassing, and Alexander feeds that back to the top. Ed has apparently been the constant complaint, and the regional staff did not mince their words…

Except, well placed Labour sources reveal, someone has put a stop to all that. Guido hears that an official from Labour HQ – at the express behest of Douglas Alexander – rang the regional officers and told them to stop bringing up the criticism of the leader in the calls. Is an ostrich strategy better than no strategy at all?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tristram Hunt on Privilege


Very witty of Labour HQ to put Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, up to attack the coalition for failing on social mobility, he says “Under the Tories, the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and the rest is blah blah blah…” That is Tristram Hunt,  son of Julian Hunt, Baron Hunt of Chesterton, educated at the exclusive private University College School and Trinity College, Cambridge. How we laughed…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Miliband Now Backing Call for Shaun Wright to Quit

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Having campaigned for him to become a Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012 – even after negative reports about Children’s Services in Rotherham for which Shaun Wright was responsible – Labour HQ says Ed Miliband is backing calls for Wright to resign. The warning signs were there before he stood to be PCC; Ofsted giving the council the lowest rating possible, the Whitehall warnings to improve, the Times news reports rejected by Shaun Wright . Pictured here on the campaign, it is now handbags…

Yet again this shows why we need a voter’s power of recall for all elected positions. Back it here.

Shaun Wright Should Resign Today

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Never has a politician more deserved to be targeted by Guido’s crosshairs. Shaun Wright failed the children of Rotherham terribly…

Shaun Wright was the Labour councillor with cabinet responsibility for children’s services in the Rotherham from 2005 to 2010 until he was elected to the PCC role in 2012. Yorkshire and Humber UKIP MEP Jane Collins has called for Shaun Wright to step down yesterday, in response he told the BBC he took his responsibilities very seriously but would not stand down. He should accept he bears responsibility and resign immediately.

UPDATE: Labour’s national-level distancing operation has begun, with Yvette Cooper saying it’s right for Wright to walk. Helen Pidd, the Guardian’s Northern editor is cynical and right:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

McPoison and McPangloss


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Politicians Must Examine Their Extincts | Laura K
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Take That Mr Speaker | Quentin Letts
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Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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