Friday, November 28, 2014

Kinnock Snipes at Miliband

Red Prince Stephen Kinnock has used a 4,300 word interview with Mehdi Hasan to launch a number of wide-ranging criticisms of Ed Miliband. Labour’s candidate in Aberavon, who amusingly dodges a question on whether he wants to be PM, condemns the current Labour leadership’s relationship with business:

“I’m not sure the Labour Party sees that the tectonic plates are shifting… there is a potential new alliance with business that can be forged but it doesn’t start with going in and hectoring business about all the things they’re doing wrong. If we go in with [a] positive approach, we will get much more traction with the business community. I accept that we are not where we should be. We are missing a trick.”

Kinnock Jnr concedes his party won’t win outright:

“We, of course, will be pushing to try and secure a Labour government and it would be fantastic if we had the ability to do that as the Labour Party alone but I think realistically we must now be prepared for coalition.”

Before going after Team Ed’s strategy:

“Forget about going through the media. Get out there! I’d like to see Ed doing more of that. He needs to get out and talk to people – talk to our members, talk to our voters and let’s get everybody on the same page and fired up for the election next year. Of course that was something my dad was brilliant at.”

That’ll go down well in Norman Shaw North…

Thornberry U-Turns on Apology

Emily Thornberry a week ago:

“I got it wrong, I made a mistake, I’ve resigned and I apologise.”

Emily Thornberry today:

Guido has never seen an apology like it…

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Poll: UKIP-Tory Tactical Voting in Doncaster Would Unseat Ed
+Labour Just 3% Behind Clegg in Sheffield
+Farage Trails Tories By 5% in South Thanet

“How many Tories in Doncaster will be tempted to lend UKIP their vote, just this once?” ponders Lord A.

Vote Tory, get Labour up in Donny…

UPDATE: Miliband’s constituents trust Cameron and Osborne more with the economy than their own MP and Ed Balls:

UPDATE II: Clegg is not safe in Sheffield Hallam, while Farage is struggling in South Thanet:

Labour Candidate Posts Full Frontal Vagina Pic on Twitter

Tory MP Karl McCartney appears to have ‘done a Dromey’, in other words ‘favouriting’ a saucy picture on his Twitter account. His Labour opponent’s decision to flag this up, uncensored, to her followers will have had them choking on their lunch:

lucy

Red faces all round…

UPDATE:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tin Foil Trickett Strikes Again
Loony Ed Adviser’s Latest Conspiracy Wheeze

Ed Miliband’s new political adviser is in Norman Baker territory with this latest conspiracy theory. Jon Trickett reckons he can explain the lack of press coverage for the  prosaic #CameronMustGo campaign, which was started by an internet loony who claims the Tories are Nazis, and shared by dozens of simpleton Labour MPs. “The official media suppressed any comment,” tin foil Trickett claims, “you won’t have seen anything about it in the mainstream media”. (It’s been covered by the BBC.)

Could it be that Labour supporters tweeting that they don’t like David Cameron is not really that interesting? No, says Trickett, “the press barons and their hired hands fear that their power to control the flow of opinion and information is, daily, slipping away from their hands”. Tell that to the barons at the top of the Daily Mail Group and Telegraph Media Group. Papers owned by both have covered the ‘story’.

Thornberry Silences Father-in-Law

Emily Thornberry has silenced her eminent father-in-law from speaking out to the press about Ed Miliband and the White Van Dan row. After Edward Nugee was contacted by a diarist from the Daily Mail, Thornberry called the paper back threatening to report them to IPSO and claiming that her husband’s old man was non compos mentis.

For some context ‘Ted’ Nugee remains a practising QC and recently wrote at length to the Times about the legal intricacies concerning sanctions on Russia. But according to a raging Thornberry, the octogenarian was confused because he’s sick and ailing.

When the journalist then phoned Sir Ted to apologise, the QC denied anything of the sort and said he was jolly cross at the suggestion. In fact Nugee Sr. later apologised to the journalist in question for causing them any trouble.

Guido has, to coin a phrase, “never seen anything like it before“.

Who Is Tony Blair Trying to Kid?

Tony Blair, November 2014:

“And it was perfectly clear when it was taking shape in the late 1990s that countries were being pulled into it altogether on the basis of political will and that was always going to be risky.”

Tony Blair, June 1998:

“The decision to launch the single currency is the first step and marks the turning point for Europe, marks stability and growth and is crucial to high levels of growth and employment.”

Why bother?

New Daily Politics Mug: Thornberry Edition

Guido has never seen anything like it.

UN Special Envoy Slams Miliband’s Mansion Tax

United Nations Special Envoy and High Commissioner of the UNHCR, Angelina Jolie, has voiced her concerns about Ed Miliband’s mansion tax:

“I’m quite responsible about money. That could put me off [moving to London].”

Wonder who could have put her up to that…

Clip via Channel 4 News.

Thornberry Having “Big Effect” on Labour Doorstep

Labour are spinning hard that this week’s polls showing the party up to five points ahead prove the Thornberry saga has not cut through to the public. That’s not what one slightly more honest Labour MP told Guido last night:

“It’s had a big effect. I was knocking on doors this weekend and people were telling me, “I’m not going to vote for you. Ed Miliband doesn’t care about the working classes and the Labour Party don’t care about the working classes.” That’s Thornberry.”

No wonder her colleagues in marginal seats are queueing up to twist the knife…


Seen Elsewhere

Cam Can Sell Euroscepticism to Europe | Peter Oborne
Treasury’s Laws There to Be Broken | Jill Kirby
Dave’s Pro-Free Markets Speech | ASI
Forget the Nimbys, Bring on the Bimbys | ConHome
Emily is No Snob | Islington Tribune
Cam’s Red Line | Sun
Politicians Must Examine Their Extincts | Laura K
Immigration Lies | Nigel Farage
Take That Mr Speaker | Quentin Letts
How Avoidable Scandals Destroy Stupid Politicians | Alex Wickham
UKIP Mosque Confusion | The Week


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UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn:

“I think Mail online comments are a telling indication of public opinion.”



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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