Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Picture of the Day

Labour MP Ian Lavery with his son Ian Jnr, blacked up and dressed as Michael Jackson. Oops.

Via Telegraph.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stella’s Junk Food Binge on Expenses

Her jealous Labour colleagues call power hungry Stella Creasy “St. Ella”, however when it comes to expenses Stella is no saint. Guido has come across this recent Tesco expenses claim submitted by the Labour MP:

How does she keep her slim figure?

*Artist’s impression.

UPDATE: Stella would like to make clear the snacks were for her volunteers. She has generously invited Guido to Walthamstow for a biscuit. Though the taxpayer will be paying.

Guy News: Ed Miliband’s Bankers Bonus Tax Pledges

Guido makes it at least ten times that Ed Miliband has now pledged to spend the money he will raise from his bankers bonus tax:

What will he spend it on next?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Red Prince Will Straw: The New “Emperor of Blackburn”

Red Prince Will Straw doesn’t seem to be taking his bid to follow his father Jack into parliament that seriously. Despite fighting the ultra-marginal seat of Rossendale and Darwen, wonk Will has not yet to moved into the seat and continues to work in London. “Like father like son,” says a suspicious local resident, “his old man barely ever spends any time up here, sweeping in once a month like the Emperor of Blackburn.” Will claims he is staying with family and friends while he looks for somewhere to rent. Jake Berry, his sitting Tory opponent, is scathing: “publishing a picture* of yourself wearing a flat cap doesn’t mean you can pretend to live in Lancashire when you don’t! People round here aren’t daft.” 

*A photo of Will in a flat cap on his website has mysteriously disappeared from the interent. Above is an artist’s impression.

UPDATE: Will Straw has contacted us to say he has never worn a flat cap in Lancashire. He has only worn one in chi chi France…

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Workplace Bullying in Miliband’s Office

Readers will remember Torsten Henricson-Bell, the Miliband adviser who famously misdirected a revealing email about Ed Balls being anightmare to a Tory MP. Things haven’t gone much better for Torsten since fellow Miliband aides discovered a student dalliance he had with the Young Conservatives.

They have affectionately nicknamed him “Tory Bell-end”.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Unite Cut Labour Donations by £1.5 Million

That’ll be £1.5 million please, Mr Tony…

Labour Point Finger at Llewellyn

Following Guido’s story this morning that Patrick Rock was subject to a second sexual harassment complaint from a junior Downing Street staffer, Labour have written to Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood asking:

  • In total how many sexual harassment allegations have been made against Mr Rock, on what dates were they made, and in each case how were they dealt with and what was the outcome?
  • Was there a formal process for dealing with the sexual harassment allegations against Mr Rock, and what was the involvement of the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Ed Llewellyn, in that process?
  • What other officials were involved? In your judgement, is it right for a political appointee to handle a sexual harassment complaint made by an official about another political appointee?

Firming up Labour sources this morning taking aim at Cameron’s chief of staff and Rock’s close friend, Ed Llewellyn. Don’t expect a reply any time soon…

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Does Sadiq Khan Trust Labour on Race?

Labour London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan is busy trotting out his new favourite line that the Tories are all a bunch of racists, using the example of one loony councillor to justify his “I don’t trust the Tories on race” dog whistle:

For some strange reason Sadiq had nothing to say about this loony Labour councillor of similar standing in his own party, who was suspended for sending a racist email about Muslims. Or the Labour councillor accused of distributing racist leaflets about her Asian opponent. What about the Labour grouping that accused its local party of institutional racism? Or the Labour peer who resigned after making anti-Semitic comments. Not to mention the Labour MP who was forced to apologise for sending a racist tweet. Let alone the Labour MP who was accused of stirring up race hate to win votes. Does Sadiq only see racism when it he can use it to score political points?

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Tim Farron v Labour Press

Guido never understands why official party HQ Twitter accounts of all colours bother to waste time embarrassing themselves in cringeworthy spats. Labour’s press team does however have a point in highlighting LibDem president Tim Farron’s hypocrisy here. Even if the trash talk is at primary school playground levels:

Tim best not be too rude or he might harm his hopes of being Miliband’s deputy PM…

Monday, March 3, 2014

Labour Attack Dromey’s Boy

A concerted Twitter campaign is underway from Labour MPs attacking PaddyPower for their special offer of your money back if Oscar Pistorious walks free.

Working on the PaddyPower team that came up with the offer is one Harry Dromey, Jack and Hattie’s son, who thought it was all rather funny in this now deleted tweet:

Did mummy or daddy have a word?


Seen Elsewhere

Another Feminist Lecture | Laura Perrins
UKIP Posters Bad Economics But Good Politics | James Delingpole
Tories Losing to UKIP in Scotland | ConHome
UKIPers Will Come Home in 2015 | Sun
Tories Set for Thrashing | Sun
Boris Announcement Imminent | Sun
The Case for Splitting Up CCHQ | ConservativeHome
Why UKIP Should Join a ‘European Union’. | Anna Raccoon
Dave’s Brush With Bed Bugs | Speccie
Farage: No Briton Could Be My Secretary | BBC
Dave and George Can Now Be Seen Together | Ben Brogan


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Francis Elliot reports on No. 10 strategy meetings:

“When discussion veers to subjects that Mr Crosby thinks of concern only to the political and journalistic classes, he treats the offender as a pub bore with a tart request to “pass the beer nuts, mate”.”



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It’s money innit.


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