Monday, June 16, 2014

Stay CLASS-y: Wife-Beater Tells Labour to Put Up Taxes

The Unite front group CLASS, despite their own gender failings, is devoted to furthering equal rights and women’s causes. So Guido was surprised to see them happily embrace such a controversial figure this afternoon.

Funnily enough the very left wing, but not right on, ‘think tank’ failed to ask Thomas Piketty about the time he assaulted his girlfriend:

‘After the charges were dropped, the French news agency AFP quoted a source close to Ms Filippetti as saying: “Mr Piketty has acknowledged the facts of the violence against Ms Filippetti and has apologised, so in the interests of the families and children, she did not proceed.” When the allegations re-surfaced in the media at the weekend, Mr Piketty confirmed that he had been arrested but contested the claims.’

Instead MPs and activists lapped up the discredited Frenchman’s thoughts on why the 50% rate of tax is not high enough. That’s right, Labour are spending one of their precious few days before the next election discussing putting taxes up with an economist who beat up his ex-girlfriend.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Loony Labour MP’s Trojan Horse Tweet Mystery

Yasmin Qureshi, the Labour MP who earlier this year was forced to make a grovelling apology for comparing the Israel-Palestine conflict to the Holocaust, is in trouble for her extreme views once again. Yesterday, as the damning Ofsted evidence of Islamic extremism in Birmingham schools was starting to become clear, Qureshi tweeted that the story was a “witch hunt”. Today, the following tweet about Oldknow Academy’s school trips to Saudi Arabia, on which the Ofsted report found that non-Muslim pupils were banned from going, has mysteriously disappeared from her timeline:

Curiouser and curiouser…

Oxfam Reported to Charity Commission

Tory MP Conor Burns is off on one over the latest tedious Oxfam campaign, reporting the international poverty charity to the Charity Commission for their nakedly political, domestic trolling today:

To be honest, this is probably what they wanted – going down the shock PR route so loved by Save the Children and the green lobby. Who cares what the statistics show when you’ve got photoshop?

When Oxfam is not swanning around Davos, pouring charitable giving down the drain, they are resorting to cheap electioneering. Whatever happened to actual poverty?

Pity to see such a once respected charitable brand sell out. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UKIP Candidate ‘Stabbed By Labour Supporters’

UKIP council candidate Bobby Anwar is claiming he has been stabbed by “avid Labour supporters” in Blackburn. He alleges:

“Stabbed in face by so called Muslim neighbors (sic) who are avid Labour supporters, whose teenage kids batter my 6-10yr olds, call my kids and wife kafirs (infidels)and n****rs (mum is African descent and converted).

All go to MMA cage fighting clubs which the teenagers were using on my son.

Without me using any profanity or threw any punches, the responsible adult/uncle ran back in the house to get a sharp metal weapon and came running from behind me and broke my cheekbone and broken eye socket. Extensive surgery this week needed including permanent metal plating.”

A police inquiry is ongoing but the victim is adamant that his UKIP connections were a motivating factor. If these reports are correct, those who have demonised UKIP share responsibility for this…

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Labour Silent Over Councillor’s Holocaust Tweet

Labour MPs are queuing up this morning to voice their outrage at UKIP using a photo of the graves of war dead in their campaign material. For some reason they are however silent about this picture of a concentration camp tweeted by one of own their councillors, Mark Cherry, accompanying a tweet claiming “a vote for Tories in 2015 means more of the same”:

Chris Bryant was one of those itching to have a pop at UKIP over the cemetery poster. Guido has asked him if he condemns his own Labour councillor’s work, so far he has failed to do so. Wonder if this’ll make it onto the News at Ten…

UPDATE: Tory MP Tony Baldry has written to Ed Miliband:

“Councillor Cherry presumably thought this tweet was funny. However, you will see that it very clearly intends to depict Conservative Party policies on the unemployed and disabled as akin to being sent to a Nazi concentration camp. This is not in any way funny. It simply trivialises the horrors of the Holocaust.”

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Guardian‘s Man in Moscow Slams Loony Guardian Columnist

Eternally unhinged, freedom-hating, commie-loving, loony lefty John Pilger is off on one again in the Guardian today, rehashing everything he has ever written and blaming America and Britain for the situation in Ukraine:

“The US has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments, many of them democratically elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries; used chemical and biological weapons; and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders. In many cases Britain has been a collaborator… For the first time since the Reagan years, the US is threatening to take the world to war. With eastern Europe and the Balkans now military outposts of Nato, the last “buffer state” bordering Russia – Ukraine – is being torn apart by fascist forces unleashed by the US and the EU. We in the west are now backing neo-Nazis in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler.”

Alrighty then. Unsurprisingly Pilger’s latest conspiracy theory is being widely mocked by all quarters, including the Guardian’s own Moscow correspondent:

The penny finally drops that he’s a nutter…

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Labour MP Praises Murderous Venezuelan Regime
Amnesty International Condemn Killings, Torture and Arrests

Labour MP Chris Williamson today praised the Venezuelan government at a pro-regime rally in London, despite the widespread human rights abuses committed by President Maduro’s administration. Williamson expressed his support for Venezuela’s democratically elected government”, endorsed their economic record and said he was “celebrating Hugo Chavez’s legacy”.

Human rights organisation Amnesty International yesterday reported that government forces had detained 243 protesters this week, warning that “they are risk of torture or other ill-treatment”. Amnesty finds that the socialist government’s “security forces have resorted to the excessive use of force, including the use of live fire, and even torture when dealing with protesters”. 2,157 have been arrested, 37 people have been killed and more than 550 have been injured. Amnesty accuse the government of a “politically motivated attempt to silence dissent in the country”. The regime has also begun to ration food, water and electricity as its economy falls apart. 

Williamson refused to condemn the human rights abuses reported by Amnesty when approached by Guido. Makes you wonder what people would say if he were a UKIP member, rather than merely a sitting Labour MP…

UPDATE:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Loony Lefties Abuse Tube Staff Working to Get You Home

Spare a thought for the brave strike breakers who are working in the face of union aggression this evening…

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Russell Brand’s Marxist Facepalm

Presumably that means Brand will be giving up his:

Perhaps he could donate it all to foodbanks instead? Hypocrites of the world, unite…

Friday, April 11, 2014

Michael Rosen’s Expert Opinions

The unrivalled commissioning editors at Comment is Free have graced their readers with an open letter from children’s novelist and poet Michael Rosen to Sajid Javid. Rosen’s main point is that because Javid used to be a banker he is unqualified for the role of Culture Secretary. Guido will spare you most of his drivel, but here is the gist:

“It’s very difficult to see from your Wikipedia entry… how you are qualified to do this new job as culture minister… You’re an ex-banker who made millions during the fatal bubble of the early 21st century… So, I’m very curious about how you’re going to explain why my sort of culture will have to take a hit from the Treasury even as you are someone who benefited from the false boom, the very same boom that caused the crash, and to continue the chain, which is what has given your party the excuse to slash public services and cut waged and unwaged people’s standard of living, and further enrich the mega-rich.”

Rosen reckons Javid, who like T.S. Elliot is a former banker, is not qualified to have an opinion on culture. However Rosen, a poet, is apparently qualified to have an opinion on the world of finance. He wrote this pinko first year politics student analysis on his personal blog in 2012:

“Reading around on the net, I think there is some evidence to suggest that we’re moving into a new phase in this drawn-out world economic crisis. No matter how many meetings the politicians from the countries with the largest economies have, they find that both the particular crises of their own countries’ banks and their own countries’ sovereign debt cannot be solved. I take it that capitalism (or capitalists) don’t have a strategy to deal with this because the fundamental motive power of capitalism is competition. “

Perhaps if Rosen thinks bankers should steer clear of talking about culture, he himself should steer clear of talking about banking…

H/T @michaelpdeacon

Seen Elsewhere

Cracknell v Boris | Sun
British Muslims are Failing to Integrate | Dan Hodges
Dear Sarah Wollaston… | ASI
Treatment of Ashya King’s Family Authoritarian | Brendan O'Neill
Stop the War Should Disband | Rob Marchant
State Should Not Act as Parent | Kathy Gyngell
Guido’s Column | Sun
Don’t Bottle Schools Revolution | Dom Cummings
Sack Bercow | Melanie Phillips
Tories Should Have Open Primary in Clacton | Mark Wallace
Osborne Tricked Into Haircut | Janan Ganesh


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