Danczuk Slams Andy Fandies

Andy Burnham is under increasing pressure to distance himself from his less reality-based online supporters – dubbed “Fandies” and condemned as “extremists” by rival camps. As Simon Danczuk told Guido in yesterday’s Sun:

“I’ve been really upset by it, and I’ve got pretty thick skin. All I’ve done is make some polite comments on Twitter and I get attacked by people swearing and abusing me. Some of the remarks I’ve received have been outrageous. It’s sad that it is reaching this level. These extremists are not doing Andy’s campaign any favours. He should distance himself from these people.”

Worth reading the Speccie on how many ‘Fandies’ are being orchestrated by Twitter’s favourite doctor of Irish feminism, Eoin Clarke, who was called out for “bullying” Danczuk last week.

Burnham’s team appears to have open channels with Clarke, indeed many of his MP supporters regularly share Clarke’s dubious content online. A Burnham aide even praised Clarke’s work to Buzzfeed: “Some of it’s quite creative; he’s a big fan of Andy’s”. Here is some of that “creative” work:

Is this the message Burnham is trying to get across?

Burnham on the Ballot Paper

The seven new names secured by Andy Burnham mean he has the 35 nominations needed to get on the ballot paper. Last night new MPs Rachael Maskell, Nick Thomas-Symonds, Angela Rayner, Harry Harpham, Justin Madders, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Peter Dowd put him on 37:

The others have exactly two weeks to get to 35…

Cooper Now Ahead of Burnham Again

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Yvette seems to have decided to shift her rhetoric leftwards and become the no-change candidate, re-endorsing the 50p tax rate, aspiration-crushing Mansion taxes and even arguing against the £23,000 benefits cap for Londoners – despite there being plenty of jobs available in London. As Burnham spins his love of business and bashes benefits-for-nothing, Yvette is telling Labour activists what they want to hear. Guido frankly thinks her third placed 6/1 long odds don’t make sense…

Just four more nominations will take Yvette Cooper to the final round…

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Labour Leadership Benefit Bashing Battle

Mere weeks after running an election campaign on “hated” benefit cuts, Labour are falling over themselves trying to out-tough each other on welfare. Andy Burnham continues his re-branding as a centrist by saying people on benefits should not have “an easy ride”:

“… some people say that Labour want to be soft on people who want something for nothing. We’ve got to be honest about that.”

Echoing tough-talking Liz Kendall:

“.. voters in my constituency do not feel people who are not working should get more than those in work ..”

Meanwhile deputy leadership contender Caroline Flint says welfare recipients need a “kick up the backside”. 

They’re upsetting all the right people…

Labour Breakfast Club: Cheeky Nandos Banter

Sad face.

Ex-Balls Aide Slaps Miliband’s “Squeezed Bottom”

Former Balls spinner Alex Belardinelli has been giving his prescription for where things went wrong under Miliband on the Daily Politics:

“We didn’t do enough. I think there are things we could have done differently. I think we could have had a message that was more pro-business. I think fiscal responsibility and making the sums add up could have been part of our message more day by day. And also I think we needed a broader a message… towards the end it ended up becoming less of a squeezed middle and more of a squeezed bottom. Most people aren’t affected by [the bedroom tax and zero hours contracts] and we know people don’t vote in an altruistic way.”

Sounds like we will be seeing more of the uncanny mannerisms that Belardinelli shares with his old boss. Shut your eyes and it could be Balls speaking. He says his future plans include TV punditry…

Liz Ken-D’oh!

“As Labour leader I will launch an “inspiring the future” programme, bringing together businesses, activists and union members”, revealed Liz Kendall this morning as she attempted to put some clear blue water between herself and the other candidates.

Just one problem: it already exists.

Comrades point out that the Speakers for Schools charity already brings together businesses, activists and union members, and others besides. Not only that, it is backed by Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham. Who visit regularly. But not by Liz…

Cooper and Burnham Neck and Neck on Names

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This morning Andy Burnham has got three more public declarations from Pat Glass, Ronnie Campbell and Stephen Hepburn which now puts him on 28, equal with Cooper. They’re both doing speeches today.

Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Burnham will admit that he spent too much in a ‘I’m not a lefty’ tour of Ernst & Young:

“If we are to win back trust we have to start by admitting that we should not have been running a significant deficit in the years before the crash.”

“It worries me that, in some people’s eyes, Labour has become associated with giving people who don’t want to help themselves an easy ride. That must change before we can win again.”

Meanwhile Cooper is off to marginals that Labour won and lost to ‘listen’. Leaders lead, losers ‘listen’…

Kendall has received a boost with the support of one more MP, Gisela Stuart and remains the bookies second favourite. She’s speaking today too, up North Guido expects some further names to be revealed at that event. 

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Cooper Overtakes Burnham in Labour MP Declarations Race

Five more Labour MPs have come out for Yvette: Liam Byrne and Virendra Sharma as well as newbies Judith Cummins, Ruth Cadbury and Marie Rimmer. That means she is now ahead of Burnham among Labour MPs who have publicly declared […]

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Ed Balls: Out of Office

A Yorkshire co-conspirator sends this mournful image of Ed Balls’ former constituency office in Morley…[…]

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Simon Danczuk v ‘Dr’ Eoin Clarke

Twitter’s favourite resident loony lefty, “doctor” of wimmin studies and serial idiot, Eoin Clarke, is recovering from election defeat by acting as some sort of internet heavy for Andy Burnham. This morning Simon Danczuk came to the attention of the […]

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4 More MPs Declare for Kendall

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This morning Liz Kendall has got four more public declarations from Chuka Umunna, Emma Reynolds, Jonathan Reynolds and Stephen Twigg which together with the weekend’s backing from Simon Danczuk now puts her on 20 public nominations – 3 ahead of […]

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