The TUC’s grand protest at Parliament today saw a collection of deficit denying unionists and the usual collection of communists. It seems many of them didn’t quite see the irony of a deficit denying dinosaur:
Video to follow…
As Labour’s conference comes to an end, and after six days of staring they can confirm it is indeed a navel, the new leader is faced with yet another dilemma. In 2003 the singing of the Red Flag was reinstated at the close of conference. All together now…
Given Red Ed’s desperation to lose the nickname that is so clearly getting under his skin, does he really want footage of him mumbling the socialist anthem forever stored in media archives. The words won’t do his image any favours:
The people’s flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts blood dyed its every fold.
Then raise the scarlet standard high
Within its shade we’ll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We’ll keep the red flag flying here.
Gordon sang it with pride, Tony more reluctantly. Over to you Red Ed…
Guido is a betting man, yet he would never have put money on hearing Castro finally concede that Cuba’s revolution was a failure. He also never imagined Denis Skinner could open his arms and embrace a Blairite. But it seems socialist pigs do fly…
With Castro telling a journalist this week that “under ‘the Cuban model’ the state has much too big a role in the economic life of the country,” the Beast of Bolsover, not wanting to feel left out has endorsed Blairite David Miliband for leader. Is the long march finally over?
So Johanna Kaschke had her case struck out, pending spurious appeal. She claimed it was libelous to call her a former member of the Respect/Labour Parties since that portrayed her as a “crazy leftie” (her words) and she was actually a (very recent) member of the Tory party who got Home Office funding and invites from Gordon Brown.
She said that there was a risk of setting a precedent that anything anyone posted online while drunk could be fairly used by journalists and in Court. Nevertheless, although she’s skint, she is willing to appeal Hilton and Gray’s costs to the highest level and appeal the refusal to grant her a right to appeal. It was, Guido thinks, David Osler who first suggested she was one-cherry short of a Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte. Judge for yourself her writings on her “Last Cherry” blog. Guido’s current favourite post is on the “The Freemasons and mathematical concepts” which covers Hitler’s Monetary System and the Knight’s Templar.
Alex could always counter-sue her for claiming that “Alex Hilton and Iain Dale also having a good understanding as they are both part of the Homosexual community and we all know that the gay lobby is quite powerful these days.” This will be news to Mrs Hilton…
If you ever wondered about the state of mind of certain politicians, look no further than Michael Meacher. This isn’t just loony left nonsense, it’s plain bonkers:
“When an alien virus invades the human body it fights back and usually manages to surround and destroy the alien. Earth will do everything it can to survive with us being the virus it is trying to destroy. I think with the current rate of exploitation and current disregard for sustainability that our economy and our civilisation has, I think we will easily reach that point in the next 200-300 years.”
Perhaps Meacher would like a sandwich board with “the end is nigh” painted on it?
What a great Gaia he is, enjoying what little time we have left…
As the Blairites retire to their non-executive directorships and their former SpAds run herd-like to become leader of the Labour Party by tacking to the voter-repelling left, it is fair to say that Labour’s once marginalised looney left is back. Even David Miliband, formerly Blair’s tea-boy, now supports a 50% tax rate, has become a born-again peacenik, personally nominated Diane Abbott and is, all in all, beginning to sound like a student union leftie.
So Guido intends to regularly highlight examples of left-wing lunacy going mainstream – today it is the ever reliable Bob Crow describing the spending freeze as “fiscal fascism”. The sophistication of his political and economic analysis would have Karl Marx revolting – fascism did not seek to reduce the size and role of the state.
Bob’s policy of choice? A general strike. Just what a weak economy needs to boost jobs and growth. Crazy? Well Bob reckons “hundreds of thousands of workers will take to the streets.”
It is as if Tony Blair never existed…
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Mandela the Thatcherite | John Pilger
Balls’ Heckling Hypocrisy | Isabel Hardman
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Labour Need Darling to Replace Balls | Peter Oborne
Osborne Will Have to Push Harder Than This | Fraser Nelson
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Gordon Brown pretends:
“I learnt courage from Nelson Mandela.”