Students #OccupyComfySofas at UAL

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News that Russell Brand is not coming to UAL to offer solidarity to the students occupying-the-comfy-sofas -in-a-stand-against-austerity has hit hard. Either that or it is the post-sugar high comedown after all the sweets. The party hat wearing revolutionaries will just have to spend their time practising Feminist Jazz Hand movements or watching Hollyoaks on the widescreen. On the plus side Owen Jones popped in and tweeted his support

Feminist Jazz Hands Explained

Consensus building for crazies…

UKIP Protesters Organised by Green Lobbyist

The man who tipped of the loony mob to the location of Nigel Farage and his family on Sunday was Chris Venables, an employee of Medact – a lobbying organisation that has been successful in convincing medical charities to sell off their investments in fossil fuels. Venables’ actions will come as an embarrassment to Medact, who work hard to present themselves as respectable charity made up of doctors and not an activist group made up of hard left green campaigners. Can they afford to keep such a liability on the payroll? 

Spiteful Green Candidate’s Non-Apology For Cancer Slur

She’s a real charmer! A textbook non-apology from disgraced Green candidate Jenny Ross, after hippy HQ told her to say sorry for her sick Farage cancer slur:

“I apologise sincerely for offending testicular cancer sufferers. I don’t apologise for offending UKIP, their racist scapegoating offends me.”

Moments later Jenny took out her spade and embarked on a bizarre politicisation of her remarks:

“If Kippers really care about cancer why are you pro fracking?”

Or perhaps they “care about cancer” because it nearly killed their leader. The Greens say they are not happy and an internal committee are looking into this latest development…

Green Party Candidate in Sick Nazi Cancer Slur

The Green Party candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde has scrubbed a sick cancer jibe aimed at Nigel Farage from her Twitter feed. Jenny Ross, who describes herself as a comedian, accused Farage of emulating Hitler after the UKIP leader lost a testicle to cancer:

The true face of the hard left… when she’s not campaigning for the Greens, Jenny helps produce some of that excellent BBC comedy.

Guido is trying to reach out to Jenny, to no avail thus far, but a representative Tameside Green Party was shocked when this tweet was put to them, saying:

“Oh my God! I’m a bit worried about this. She works part time as a comedian and sometimes she doesn’t know where to stop… I’m sorry about this… It’s not the sort of thing we encourage.”

Comment from the National Party pending…

UPDATE:

A Green Party spokesperson said:

“We condemn the language used by Ms Ross. It is neither appropriate or constructive to use this kind of inflammatory language. Our party will fight the vicious rhetoric espoused by Farage but we will not do so by making this kind of offensive remark. We expect an apology from Ms Ross and an internal investigation of her actions is already underway.”

UPDATE II:

A source close to Nigel Farage said:

“Ms Ross should probably resign her candidacy and donate her deposit to a cancer charity.”

UPDATE III:

Ross has responded:

“No surprise Kippers don’t like dark humour…”

Put the spade down.

Hippies Turn Clegg’s Office Into “Collectively-Run Learning Space”

Representatives of the ‘Free University of Sheffield’ have released a statement to the global media:

“we have transformed the space, symbolic of betrayal and the politics of the neoliberal establishment into an autonomous, collectively-run learning space. Among other things we will be running a seminar on the failures of liberal democracy”

Alas, “a core of 10-15 students” only managed to get into Clegg’s constituency office for a few minutes to unfurl a banner before the coppers turned up and turfed them out. Back to class…

Via @ForgePress

UPDATE: A LibDem spokesman adds:

“Earlier today, a small group of people briefly entered the office. They were asked to leave by a member of staff but refused.  The police were called and the group left peacefully after a short sit in protest.”

Labour Select Palestine Activist For Bradford West

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This is Naz Shah, the second choice Labour candidate selected to fight George Galloway in Bradford West following a week of internal ructions that resulted in the previous candidate withdrawing from the seat. Shah describes herself as “an award winning campaigner, activist, community champion and inspirational speaker”.

Attempts to run a duff candidate are defeated…

Bradford Labour Chaos As Galloway Deal Rumour Blows Up

It’s all kicking off in Bradford West with local Labour Party internal ructions going very public. Newly appointed candidate Amina Ali tweeted that she had resigned, only to mysteriously delete the comment. Ever since Ali – who is of Somalian origin – was selected at the weekend, the local Labour Party on the ground have been in uproar. Having beaten off strong local choice Naveeda Ikram, many are questioning why, in a seat where ‘personal politics’ is so vital, a London Labour ally of Oona King has been forced upon them. The former BBC journalist is popular with the Shadow Cabinet, but the local party are baffled. “She not even Kashmiri, let alone Pakistani” says one source.

The local theory goes like this: George Galloway has softened his stance toward Labour of late, particularly on Question Time recently where he made a lot of conciliatory noises towards his old party. Having very loudly declared in 2013 that he was to run for Mayor of London, Galloway has gone very quiet on the subject. A local consensus has formed that some sort of deal has been done between Labour and the firebrand: if Galloway does not run against Labour in London and split the vote there, the party would give him an easy ride in Bradford. Unfortunately it seems the passions of the local Labour Party were not factored in, and the cunning plan has exploded. 

UPDATE: Another Labour source adds further intrigue:

“Imran Hussein, deputy leader of the Labour group, still hasn’t got over being beaten by Galloway. He doesn’t want a female candidate or indeed any Labour candidate that can beat Galloway as then they will be in for life and block him from potentially trying again in next election. Therefore, his supporters backed the outsider on the basis that she would lose.”

‘New Owen Jones’ is Scion of Media Elite

Look out Owen Jones, there’s another younger, prettier, chippy, extremely privileged left-winger on the scene. Public schoolboy Jacob Diamond has been on Sky News this afternoon, telling Kay Burley:

“More people are in favour of increasing income tax to solve

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Daylight Rubbery! Condoms in Venezuela Cost $755

Retailers in Venezuela will soon be wrapping up their businesses as the price of condoms in the joyless socialist dystopia climax at $755 a pack. The population is split and the secret police have been unsheathed to restore order, […]

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Guardian Gushes Over Soviet “Prosperity”

The Guardian takes us “Inside Transnistria, the breakaway nation loyal to Russia” today, with a picture special from the pro-Russian territory which declared independence from Moldova when the Soviet Union fell. Alongside a charming picture of the landscape, this gushing […]

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Plans to Unseat Jane “Plain Pack” Ellison Underway

There is a growing Tory backlash against Health minister Jane Ellison over her plain pack ambush. “Four letter word, starts in S and ends in T” was the ringing endorsement of one colleague, “she is not a Conservative” claims another, […]

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Labour’s Austin Mitchell muses on the campaign:

“What’s the problem? No use pointing at the leader. Too late to change and unnecessary for Miliband is doing well at Question Time. His problem is connecting with the real world. He doesn`t speak people and his protective team of naive kids are playing West Wing rather than letting the leader relate to real people. We could point at the party, shrunk in numbers and enthusiasm because everything, from policy formulation to candidate selection, comes top down rather than bubbling up from below so campaigning becomes the opium of members deprived of any real role, though they`re not even sure what they’re campaigning about, with or for, but its role is marginal.”

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