No, The Times Did Not ‘Call Out the Tories on the Recession’

This tweet by Andy Burnham’s favourite Labour fantasist, “Dr” Eoin Clarke, has been shared over 750 times, including by a host of Labour MPs, Eddie Izzard and Alastair Campbell. Unfortunately for Bad Al, it’s a little sexed up.

“Dr” Eoin cunningly cropped his screenshot of the Times article so it looked like an editorial. In fact it was comment piece written by one Richard Layard. The Times helpfully explains: “Richard Layard is professor of economics at the LSE and a Labour peer”.

So “The Times” didn’t call anyone out. It isn’t proof of “something big” happening. Despite what hundreds of Labour supporters have been telling their Twitter followers. “Dr” Eoin Clarke, PhD History of Irish Feminism, strikes again…

‘Union Thug’ Proud of Riot and the Labour Manifesto

Here is a hard-hatted Labour supporter captioned “Andy, docker” in the party’s manifesto:

Ordinary “Andy” looks remarkably similar to Andy Green, the Unite convenor at Tilbury Docks and a member of the union’s executive council.

Green proudly boasts that he attended the infamous 2006 dockers’ protest in Strasbourg, which descended into widespread violence.

The BBC reported that “protesters threw firecrackers, stones and metal missiles, smashing windows and causing considerable damage”. 13 dockers were arrested and 12 policemen were injured. But this is how Labour’s poster boy described the day, alongside a picture he posted of the chaos:

“It made me proud to be a docker, to be there fighting for my fellow dockers, fantastic solidarity.”

Green also gave a 5-star review to the ‘Union Thugs‘ Facebook page.

Surely they cannot be the same docker named Andy?

Labour are investigating…

Red Peril: The 52 Labour Candidates Who Oppose Trident

This is the full list of Labour parliamentary candidates who are on the record opposing the renewal of Trident:

Diane ABBOTT, Hackney North and Stoke Newington
George AYLETT, South West Wiltshire
Jane BASHAM, South Suffolk
Barry BLACK, Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine
Lesley BRENNAN, Dundee East
Matthew BROWN, Louth and Horncastle
Richard BURGON, Leeds East
Edward CARLSSON BROWNE, Harwich and North Essex
Katy CLARK, North Ayrshire and Arran
Anna CODA, Hereford and South Herefordshire
Michael CONNARTY, Linlithgow and Falkirk East
Sally COPLEY, Oxford West & Abingdon
Jeremy CORBYN, Islington North
Ian DAVIDSON, South West Glasgow
Andrew DISMORE, Hendon
David DREW, Stroud
Malcolm FINCKEN, Braintree
Roger GODSIFF, Birmingham Hall Green
John GROGAN, Keighley
Louise HAIGH, Sheffield Heeley
Kelvin HOPKINS, Luton North
Huw JONES, South East Cambridgeshire
Hugh LANNING, Canterbury
Mark LAZAROWICZ, Edinburgh North and Leith
Clive LEWIS, Norwich South
John McDONNELL, Hayes and Harlington
Matthew MAHABADI, South Holland and the Deepings
Graeme MORRICE, Livingston
Grahame MORRIS, Easington
Andy NEWMAN, Chippenham
Scott NICHOLSON, Perth and North Perthshire
Kate OSAMOR, Edmonton
Sandra OSBORNE, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Nick PALMER, Broxtowe
Nancy PLATTS, Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven
Kerry POLLARD, St Albans
Charlynne PULLEN, Mid-Bedfordshire
Mike ROBB, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Lee RUSHWORTH, Penrith and the Border
Lloyd RUSSELL-MOYLE, Lewes and Seahaven
Purna SEN, Brighton Pavilion
Andrew SMITH, Oxford East
Peter SMITH, South West Norfolk
Alex SOBEL, Leeds North West
Jo STEVENS, Cardiff Central
David STOKES, Bournemouth West
Graham STRINGER, Blackley and Broughton
Michael TAYLOR, Hazel Grove
Chris VINCE, Chelmsford
Catherine WEST, Hornsey and Wood Green
Julian WARE-LANE, Southend West
Russell WHITING, Suffolk Coastal

Will they do a deal with the SNP?

It’s Not Easy Being Green… On Billboards

After a series of tense postponements and a farcical ever-extending embargo, the Greens have had to cancel today’s hotly-anticipated poster launch:

“Due to the bank holiday the billboard contractor has been unable to guarantee that the billboards will be in place at the time stated. We had expected placement today, and we’re very sorry that these circumstances beyond our control mean we will be postponing the launch.”

Due to ongoing issues with our billboard contractor we have had to cancel tomorrow’s billboard launch

It is likely the launch will now be early next week. 

Thanks for you patience…”

This is what happens when you try to organise things by committee. Presumably they couldn’t make sure it was sustainably sourced in time…

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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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