WATCH: Tristram Hunt’s Question Time “Nuns” Slur

This incendiary comment from Tristram Hunt to Catholic journalist Cristina Odone on Question Time is going to run and run:

CO: The most inspiring teachers I’ve ever encountered were not out of teacher training college. You know what, they taught values, not British values, they taught real values.

TH: These were nuns. These were all nuns, weren’t they?

CO: I think that is really…

TH: I know about your religious schooling…

CO: Sorry, I think I know about my schooling better than you Tristram. 

Would Tristram have sneered at teachers from any other religion? Something he shouldn’t make a habit of…

Labour Heckler Tells Miliband: “Get Out! Put Your Brother In!”

Miliband’s Q&A in Plymouth this afternoon descended into chaos as he was accosted by a Labour-supporting heckler:

Heckler: “We shouldn’t be in Europe because we’re not getting a fair crack of the whip because we’ve got MPs like you who won’t fight our corner.”

Miliband: “Well, look…”

Heckler: “Get out! Put your brother in!”

Audience: [Laughs] “Oooooohhhhh!”

Miliband: “I’m clearly not gonna win you round.”

Wounder…

Via @ChrisMasonBBC

WATCH: Chuckle Brothers Condemn Miliband Comparison

After a disgruntled Labour aide branded Ed Miliband a “hapless Chuckle Brother”, Paul and Barry Chuckle went on the Daily Politics to defend themselves against the cruel and unfair comparison:

“Obviously he wouldn’t like to be called a Chuckle Brother… I wouldn’t like to be called an Ed Miliband.”

“Oh dear, oh dear…”

Bi-Textual:  Letter Is Cut ‘N Paste Job
Sham Business Endorsement Written by Chuka

Goldman Sachs predator turned Olympics boss Charles Allen has a letter in the Mirror today praising Labour’s plans for British business. It does not mention he’s actually the Chairman of Executive Board of the Labour Party, but who cares for such details. The letter is so generous it could almost have been written by Chuka Umunna. In fact, it was.

Lord Allen, ennobled by Labour, uses the exact same words in his letter as this article by Chuka for LabourList last year:

Allen: “We cannot and we should not push Britain towards the EU exit door or putting Britain’s future at risk for the sake of party management.”

Chuka: “Not pushing Britain towards the EU exit door or putting Britain’s future at risk for the sake of party management.”

Allen: “This plan means creating a new high-quality technical baccalaureate to give our young people the skills they need, with all young people studying English and Maths until they are 18.”

Chuka: “Creating a new high-quality technical baccalaureate to give our young people the skills they need, with all young people studying English and Maths until they are 18.”

Allen: “It means more rigorous standards so that apprenticeships last a minimum of two years and using the money the government spends to create new opportunities by requiring suppliers on large contracts to offer apprenticeships.”

Chuka: “More rigorous standards so that apprenticeships last a minimum of two years and are level three qualifications, and using the money the government spends on procurement to create new opportunities by requiring suppliers on large contracts to offer apprenticeships.”

Allen: “It means investing for the long term and making sure businesses of all sizes can get access to the finance they need to grow, with a proper British Investment Bank supported by a network of regional banks.”

Chuka: “It means investing for the long term and making sure businesses of all sizes can get access to the finance they need to grow, with a proper British Investment Bank supported by a network of regional banks.”

Allen: “It means giving the Green Investment Bank – initiated by the last Labour government – borrowing powers to enable it to support low-carbon industries of tomorrow.”

Chuka: “Giving the Green Investment Bank – initiated by the last Labour government – borrowing powers to enable it to support low-carbon industries of tomorrow.”

Allen: “But most importantly it means an open, outward-facing approach to the world: engaging positively with our European partners and reforming the EU so it is more focused on growth.”

Chuka: “It means an open, outward-facing approach to the world: engaging positively with our European partners, reforming the EU so it is more focused on growth.”

Where’s Bill Somebody when you need him? 

WATCH: Miliband’s Muslim Prayer Mat Revealed on Daily Politics

Martin Winter, the ex-Labour mayor of Doncaster, brought Ed Miliband’s infamous Muslim prayer mat with him on the Daily Politics today:

“This man set fire to my office, right, well, after he’d set fire to my office he bought a prayer mat to cover the burn mark in my office. Let’s ignore the metaphor about covering things up there, let’s just talk about how disrespectful to the Muslim community to buy a prayer mat for me to wipe my feet on.”

No word on whether it was facing Mecca…

Balls’ Backer ‘Bill’ Bungled Businesses Before

So who is Bill anyway? Flashback to 2011 and Guido ran through the CV of a Bill Thomas, then the boss of EDS and a member of Labour’s defence procurement review:

In 2006 RAF servicemen didn’t get paid for six weeks after EDS botched the implementation of new software. The £456 million Child Support Agency system, built by EDS, had “five hundred faults in the three years after it went live”. The Agency ended up manually inputting 36,900 cases as a result of an EDS IT failure. In 2003, Bill himself took full responsibility for a Revenues and Customs IT disaster that shafted the Inland Revenue. It is widely considered to be the worst government IT cock-up ever. EDS had to pay-out £70 million in compensation for the mess, but negotiated further government work before paying up.

Since these stunning successes, Bill went on to be a director at the Co-operative Bank; serving on the board with everyone’s favourite comedy crack-head, the Crystal Methodist Reverend Flowers. In 2007 Bill told the Telegraph “if things go well it’s not interesting”, a mantra clearly adopted by the Shadow Chancellor…

Balls Can’t Name a Businessman Who Backs Labour
…Despite Sitting Next to One That Morning

This is the moment Ed Balls was asked by Emily Mailtis to name a businessman who supported Labour, but could only name the mythical “Bill”.

Blinky BallsThe strain saw the return of Blinky Balls as he was unable to give the name of a single businessman who supports Labour. It was particularly baffling given that on the morning of the Newsnight interview he was speaking alongside Sir John Armitt, one of the UK’s best known industrialists, at the launch of Labour’s infrastructure strategy. John. Not Bill, John.

What Russell Brand Would Look Like as a Labour MP

John Woodcock demonstrates in this video

Dam-ascene Conversion: McBride Says Vote Tory

The final pint was poured at the O’Reilly’s pub in Kentish Town  last night, which is being re-branded as some sort of awful hipster dive. With locals gathering to mourn, one person was conspicuous by his absence. The local Labour […]

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Iceberg! Dead A’Ed

After initially denying that Ed Miliband would speak at the Titanic Belfast Centre, he did last night. Now why would Labour spinners be coy about a thing like that? Not a deckchair in sight…

Via @schofieldkevin

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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, […]

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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:

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