Friday, December 19, 2014

Oxfam Slammed By Charity Commission For Political Bias

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Readers will remember that Tory Conor Burns complained to the Charity Commission over the summer about this tedious Oxfam campaign. Today the Commission has ruled, finding Oxfam guilty of failing to maintain its political neutrality:

“We considered that the text of the tweet and the embedded picture, gave rise to speculation and varying perceptions about the tweet’s purpose, leading to complaints. We consequently considered that the tweet could have affected the views of those who received it and could be misconstrued by some as party political campaigning. As our guidance Speaking out: guidance on campaigning and political activity by charities (CC9) says, a charity “must remain neutral and should consider working with other parties to help ensure public perceptions of neutrality” and, as set out in an example in our guidance, that acceptable political activity is that which “supports the charitable purposes and that perceptions of the charity’s independence are unaffected… we concluded that the charity should have done more to avoid any misperception of political bias by providing greater clarity and ensuring that the link to the “Below the Breadline” report was more obvious. We appreciate that tweets by nature are short. Nevertheless, consideration must always be given as to how they might be perceived when received in isolation.”

Coincidentally Oxfam’s new policy director Richard Pyle is a Labour memberA shame to see such a once respected charitable brand sell out along the Save the Children shock PR route. 

H/T Telegraph.

WATCH: Lucy Powell Gets Brillo’d

Poor Lucy Powell did her best on the Daily Politics not to reveal whether she was responsible for Labour’s disastrous immigration strategy, described as “bollocks” by her colleagues. Eventually she ‘fessed up: “I take responsibility for what goes out in my name”. A penny for the thoughts of Labour MPs watching this interview…

Video via @liarpoliticians.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Labour Peer Lord Sugar’s Message to Miliband: You’re Fired!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rachel Reeves Helps Tackle Under-Employment

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“Under-employment is a huge problem in David Cameron’s economy,” declared Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves in September, warning “millions of people [are] stuck in part-time jobs unable to get the hours of work they want”. According to Reeves the scourge of under-employment “has deepened the cost-of-living crisis and pushed up the social security bill”, but, she promised, “Labour will make work pay”.

Today Reeves is advertising for an “exciting opportunity” to be her new Political Adviser. Naturally the job is part-time, with the successful candidate only required to work “2.5 days per week”. One more added to the “millions of people stuck in part-time jobs unable to get the hours of work they want”…

Monday, December 15, 2014

Honesty Fix for Labour’s New Slogan

Read Labour’s Leaked UKIP Strategy in Full

As Miliband ‘gets tough’ on immigration, good timing for Labour’s UKIP strategy document warning MPs not to talk about immigration on the doorstep to be leaked. Amusingly Labour are denying all knowledge of this document, which as you can see looks pretty genuine:

Unless someone has mocked up 33 pages of Labour strategy, Team Ed need to come up with a better line…

Labour Proposal Would See Ed Miliband Criminalised

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Ed Miliband is giving a speech:

“Today, I am announcing that the next Labour government will go further still: making it a criminal offence to undercut pay or conditions by exploiting migrant workers. We are serving notice on employers who bring workers here under duress or on false terms and pay them significantly lower wages, with worse terms and conditions. This new criminal offence will provide protection to everyone. It will help ensure that, when immigrants work here, they do not face exploitation themselves and rogue employers are stopped from undercutting the terms and conditions of everyone else.”

The Guardian reported back in June 2011 on Arnie Graf’s hiring by Ed Miliband:

“It was an unusual commission: “‘Ed Miliband – would like you to do a piece of work for him?'” Chicago community organiser Arnie Graf recalls being asked back in November. “But because of our immigration rules and the type of visa you’re on,” the veteran activist quotes the Labour leader’s aide as continuing, “you can’t do anything ‘productive’.”

Arnie Graf admitted to working with Ed and “hundreds of Labour party members and staff throughout the UK.” He told Guido that he was working for free – though Labour HQ told us he was being reimbursed for expenses. Either way it was undercutting unemployed British political campaign gurus like John McTernan. Lucky for Ed exploiting migrant workers by undercutting pay is not criminal yet, or he would be in big trouble…

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friend of Ed Selected for Holborn & St Pancras
Rules Bent to Get Keir Starmer Safe Seat

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Sir Keir Starmer had the rules bent for him so that he could take the plum seat of Holborn & St Pancras in the epicentre of Labour’s North London luvviedom. There was one small problem – he only joined the Labour Party last November and under the rules candidates for parliament must have been a member for a year. For a friend of Ed this can be fixed – Labour HQ delayed the selection process until this month, when Sir Kier will have been a party member for the required 12 months. Progressive Prosecco for the Public Prosecutor all round…

Friday, December 12, 2014

Boris Says Balls Looks Like He Has a Finger Up His Bum

Labour Oppositions Never Gain Ground in Final Six Months

Fascinating analysis on ConHome showing how Labour’s poll ratings six months out from elections have historically compared with the final election result. Guido’s graph above illustrates how “Labour consistently end up winning fewer votes in the general election than the polls would have suggested six months in advance”. Lewis Baston concludes: “Governments gain more often than oppositions: if my Conservative-supporting readers want some comfort, there are no cases of a Labour opposition gaining ground over the final six months”. Something for Tory MPs to cling onto going into next year…


Seen Elsewhere

UKIP’s Youth Challenge | BBC
ISIS Operative: This Is How We Send Jihadis To Europe | BuzzFeed
Shapps Defends Bashir Defection | Seb Payne
Tory Leadership Contenders Jostle Over Europe | Alex Wickham
Cutting Taxes is Good For You | Art Laffer
Suspects Will Now Have to Prove Innocence | Laura Perrins
Labour Cllr: Cops Shouldn’t Stop Petrol Thieves | HandF Forum
Creeping Cultural Acceptance of Anti-Semitism | Eric Pickles
Time For Greece to Leave Eurozone | Allister Heath
Boris: Jihadis are W*nkers | Sun
Ed Miliband: International Sex Symbol | Telegraph


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Boris on British Jihadis. Apparently based on MI5 intel:

“If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists. They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failures and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls, and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort — which of course is no comfort.”


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