Friday, October 10, 2014

Jack Straw Pandas to Miliband’s Critics

Jack Straw was meant to go on telly to defend Ed Miliband and Labour. It didn’t go very well.

Especially when he admitted “I didn’t vote for him, I was a sceptic”, and flagged  up that “I know people say he has got panda eyes and strange lips.” Thankfully the Express had already made the graphic…

UPDATE: Miliband takes the fight to the media in Heywood and Middleton:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Labour Panic Sets In

First it was the grandees, now it’s the grassroots. LabourList have flipped out about the often denied, yet clearly obvious, 35% strategy that Labour seem hell bent on pursuing. Four polls in a row have them dipping well below 35%  with the Tories out in front:

“So is Labour pursuing a core vote strategy? Compared to what’s on offer at the moment I wish we had a core vote strategy. At the moment we have a “take much of our core vote for granted strategy.

Labour needs to prove that it’s on the side of Britain’s forgotten millions…

At the moment, those millions must still look at Labour (and the rest of the political establishment) and wonder what on earth – and who on earth – we are for.”

Guido is going to kick back with a beer and enjoy the show. There are few blood sports more exhilarating than a pre-election Labour freak out…

Vorderman Teases Ed to His Face about Forgetting Deficit

Miliband might have thought he was on safe ground at the Mirror’s Pride of Britain awards last night, but he still ended up cringing in front of all his close friends like Yvette Cooper, Douglas Alexander and Ed Balls.

Sitting amongst an audience of hundreds of volunteers and media types, along with the PM, Ed did not appear to enjoy Carol Vorderman’s introduction. Welcoming them both, the sexy maths minx quipped something along the lines of: “Good job I had an autocue for that bit. Might be a lesson for you there Ed.” To make matters worse for Miliband, the largely non-political audience of celebs seemed to get it and loved it. Guido understands that collective wincing to be known as ‘cut through’.

Monday, October 6, 2014

More Mixed Messaging From the Labour Party

David Ward, according to Labour, when he says something Labour disagree with:

“vile and irresponsible.”

David Ward, according to Labour, when he says something Labour agree with:

A specular example of cake-based consumption and retention policy in action.

Can Anyone Work Out the Top Line?

#SaveEd: Et Tu, Alan?
Johnson Allies Plot to Knife Miliband Before Election

Yesterday’s post-conference YouGov/Sunday Times poll put the Tories two points ahead of Labour and had Miliband personally trailing Cameron by 41 points. It clearly didn’t go unnoticed among friends of Alan Johnson, whom the Telegraph today reports are plotting to help mount a leadership bid to oust Ed before the election. Apparently “the rebels hope to convince him to stand if disaffection grows over the coming months while also building up enough support inside the party to convince Mr Miliband to stand aside”. For Alan is an honourable man…

The list of suspects is long. In the weekend papers Lord Gulan Noon slammed Miliband’s mansion tax as “hopeless and desperate”, Lord Levy described it as “totally inappropriate”, and donor John Mills said it would cause “all sorts of problems”. An anonymous Shadow Cabinet briefer sniped at Team Ed: “they are in the ideas business, the rest of us are in the winning-votes business”. Even Prezza piled in, attacking Ed as “far too timid” and saying of his policies “nothing sticks in my mind”. Calling all members of the Don’t Unseat Ed Miliband Association: code red…

Friday, October 3, 2014

WATCH: Telly Focus Group Slam Ed’s Conference

The stars of Gogglebox, Channel 4′s televised focus group, have had their say on Ed Miliband’s performance at Labour conference. Dom and Steph in Kent were unimpressed with his position on English votes for English laws, Brighton hairdressers Chris and Stephen physically recoiled at his “together” soundbite, while mum and dad Andrew and Carolyn blamed Gordon Brown for “costing the Labour Party dearly”.

A resounding success across all sections of society, then…

Labour Play the By-Election Race Card
Heywood and Middleton Candidate: White is “Ordinary”

“I’m just an ordinary white working class person,” says Liz McInnes, Labour’s candidate in Heywood and Middleton, where UKIP have risen 28% in the polls since 2010. Does she mean non-white voters aren’t “ordinary”? Didn’t take long for Labour to stoop to dog whistle politics…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

RED ON RED: Dirty Tricks Against ‘Alcoholic’ Labour PPC
Fake Leaflet of Candidate Snorting Sambuca With Hospital Tube

The Labour Party candidate selection process in Ashton Under-Lyme very nearly descended into all out war last month, with accusations flying of dirty tricks to get trade union pilgrim Angela Rayner selected. Unison heavies, with the help of senior Labour MPs like Andrew ‘shouty’ Gwynne, won in the end, but that is not to say that the local tension has gone away. In fact it’s getting very messy:

A leaflet pretending to be from Rayner has been posted through doors in the constituency. It shows the self-styled ‘care worker’ snorting sambuca through her nose using a hospital feeding tube, whilst she denies having a drink problem. Guido understands however that the photos are genuine. Sources on the ground say an element of the local party is out to get Rayner at all costs and it looks to Guido like this could get very dirty.

Back to School on National Poetry Day for Labour Carpetbagger

After accidentally re-tweeting a poem about Labour being full of “queers”, birthday boy Matt Hancock is getting a ribbing today. Lucy Rigby is from Islington, yet is carpetbagging up in Lincoln as the Labour Party candidate. Where to start with her attempt at a limerick for National Poetry Day?

Limericks should be structured in five-line anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA. Not only is Rigby’s crap attempt only four lines, it barely even makes sense. ‘Matt’ and ‘Pitt’ do not rhyme, even if you are trying to fake a different accent to disguise the fact that you are standing 141 miles from your north London comfort zone. This may well be the worst Tweet from an aspiring politician Guido has ever seen. 


Seen Elsewhere

Even Ed’s Friends Call Him ‘Bad Luck Magnet’ | Mail
BBC: It Was Guido Wot Won It | MediaGuido
Nick Robinson’s Britain First Selfie | Metro
Dyson: Leave German Dominated EU, Join EFTA |
How UKIP Won Rochester | Seb Payne
Labour’s Islington Problem | Harry Phibbs
Ed Lost More Than a By-Election | Labour Uncut
Labour the Biggest Losers in Rochester | Speccie
Thornberry a Gift to Farage | Nick Wood
Is Left Finally Turning Against EU? | Dan Hannan
Labour Votes Going Green | Guardian


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Ralph Miliband on the English…

“The Englishman is a rabid nationalist. They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world.”



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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