Dim Up North: Carpet-Bagging Unite Candidate Patronises Voters

“Eyup! Is tha’ voting Labour?” is t’slogan on’t t-shirt of woman of t’people Rachael Maskell.

Labour’s York Central candidate showed just how local she is at Bootham Crescent last weekend, home to York City FC.

Except Rachael would never say “eyup!”, because she isn’t from York.

Or even the North.

She lived in London until just a few weeks before she was parachuted in as the Unite choice ahead of several local candidates. Indeed, when she tried to get selected back home in Erith and Thamesmead in 2009, she told supporters “I stand very much as a south east London candidate”. Presumably she put on a cockney accent back then…

Axelrod: He Came, He Saw, He Tweeted

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David Axelrod flew into London for a couple of days, had a look around, shook a few hands, sent a couple of tweets then got on a flight back to Chicago. Axelrod managed to find time to pen a plea on behalf of Labour’s election campaign coordinator, wee Dougie Alexander, who is being run very hard by the SNP in his own Paisley seat. Well worth his £300,000 fee? At least on this visit he managed to spell “Miliband” correctly…

Knowing Me Steve Coogan, Knowing You Tom Watson

Steve Coogan and Tom Watson embark on a Save the NHS tour of North London tomorrow, in what sounds like the worst episode of The Trip ever. Guido recommends Ottolenghi when they reach Islington at lunchtime.

What is it about Labour’s manifesto that attracted coke and hookers fan Coogan to Miliband?

“Labour will take steps to protect the principle of media plurality, so that no media outlet can get too big, including updating our rules for the 21st century media environment. We remain strongly committed to the implementation of the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry.”

Perhaps Coogan and Watson can talk about all that phone hacking at the Mirror when they’re driving around tomorrow…

Biased BBC Website Forgets Biggest Story of the Day

Head over to the controversial BBC Election hub if you DON’T want to read about Ed Miliband and his massively derided stone pledges stunt, that united the nation in laughter at the Labour leader. Not a squeak of it on the front page:

The one time it’s not littered with sympathetic Labour lines, it is conveniently not reporting Labour disasters.

Can they really think that if Ed Miliband screws up and the BBC website don’t cover it prominently, then it did not really happen? 

Harman Blurs Lines After Miliband ‘First Crack’ Comments

In the Sun today Guido has dug up an old interview of Ed Miliband saying on camera that the “constitutional position is clear” and “very simple”: in the event of a hung parliament “the Prime Minister gets to have the first crack”:

Well Harman was jumped with the comments on Sky News this morning:

Note how Labour’s position has shifted, with Harman calling the constitution ‘suggestions’. A total fudge. 

 

Moses Miliband Unveils His Tombstone

They actually did it:

“If I am prime minister, I will keep our stone in a place where we can see it every day as a reminder of our duty to keep Labour’s promises.”

Arrrrrrite!

#EverydaySexualSegregation

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Labour are at the forefront of the fight for sexual equality – except when it might cost them votes. So here pictured in Hodge Hill this morning are Tom Watson MP, Liam Byrne MP and Mr Jack Dromey MP as well as Siôn Simon MEP speaking in front of a segregated audience:

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Wonder what Harriet would have to say about it?

UPDATE: Nigel comments

At Last! Axelrod Arrives

And don’t they look happy to see him?

Yeah, really buzzing.

Winners grin, losers spin. Pretty grim faces all round…

Guardian Backs Labour

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Though they warn:

“Of course there are misgivings. The party has some bad instincts – on civil liberties, penal policy and on Trident, about which it is too inflexible. Questions linger over Ed Miliband’s leadership, and whether he has that elusive quality that inspires others to follow…

This newspaper has never been a cheerleader for the Labour party.

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Labour Double Down on Overspending Denial

Interviewer: “Was the country in a worse position to deal with the recession because of overspending, that is arguably the question”

Powell: “Well if that’s the question the answer to that very clearly is no”

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Another Labour Fraudster: Candidate Convicted Six Days Before Polling Day

Six days before polling day and it’s the end of the line for one candidate already. Labour have been forced to suspend their prospective MP for Wellingborough after he was convicted for fraud. Despite attempts to cover his tracks, Richard Garvie has been found guilty of buying train tickets worth almost £900 using a card for a closed bank account.[…] Read the rest

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Sleazy Labour Candidate Claims Tory Win Will Lead to Suicides

Labour’s grubby candidate for Hendon, the slime-ball former MP Andrew Dismore, has declared vote Labour, or more people will die:

“The graph below shows what has happened to suicide rates in the UK since the Coalition came to power. It was falling during the last two years of Labour government, but almost immediately the Conservatives and LibDem took over the rate began to rise.

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Labour Smashed in Ipsos MORI Drill Down

The PM’s approval rating is on the up. According the Standard’s polling:

“The percentage who are satisfied with his performance has jumped from 39 to 46 in two weeks, giving him his best net rating since 2012, at -2, which is markedly better than his rivals.Mr Clegg’s net score has been boosted by 10 points to -21, while Mr Miliband has stayed level at -19. 

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Balanced BBC Forget Half the Election News Today

Head over to the BBC Election hub today and you won’t you won’t see Britain’s best read newspaper backing the Tories as a featured top story, nor the fact an opinion poll from a respected pollster has the Tories leading by five points.[…] Read the rest

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Tutting Diane Abbott: ‘Tories Harp On About Mid-Staffs’

In an ITV London health debate last night former Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott tutted when the Mid-Staffs scandal was mentioned:

When called out by the presenter, she justified her response by claiming that the Tories “always harp on about Mid-Staffs”.[…] Read the rest

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Two-Faced Chuka’s Sneaky Leaflet Con

What a lot of endorsements that nice Chuka Umunna has on his campaign literature from the good people of Streatham:

There are glowing references from Edris Thompson, a “retired healthcare worker“, who tells her fellow constituents “he cares a lot about people in our area”.[…] Read the rest

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