Monday, December 9, 2013

Blanchflower Wrong Again

Poor Danny Blanchflower is at it again. The man that predicted three of this year’s triple dip recessions and said in May “I nearly fell over laughing when I heard Mervyn King say there’s a recovery in sight”, has turned his brilliant mind to pay. Taking to the Indy, Blanchflower has bluntly claimed: “Take if from me: wages are not going to rise much over the coming years”. Just like his predicted 5 million unemployed under Osborne, it turns out Blanchflower is wrong. Again.  According to a survey by KPMG for Markit, pay growth has hit a six year high this month

Monday, November 18, 2013

Loony Lefties Silent on Venezuelan Tyranny

Readers will remember how Hugo Chavez fanboy Owen Jones flew to Venezuela with Diane Abbott to oversee his re-election, all paid for by the socialist regime of course. Impartial observer Owen was just the man to make sure the elections were free and fair:

“Hugo Chavez was a democrat, not a dictator, and showed a progressive alternative to neo-liberalism is both possible and popular.”

Now the serial human rights abuser is dead, Nicolas Maduro, his chosen successor, is in charge and Diane is a big fan:

Well this week Maduro passed an Enabling Act permitting him to govern by decree, then announced that “we have more than 100 of the bourgeoisie behind bars at the moment”, as part of an “economic war”. As socialist Venezuela descends into tyranny, Owen Jones and Diane Abbott have gone rather quiet.

See also: Left’s Silence on Socialist Venezuela is DeafeningBritish Left’s Shameful Stance on Venezuela.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Diane Abbott’s Frontbench Greatest Hits

In the funniest reshuffle news since Norman Baker was given access to the Home Office, Guido is raising a glass this lunchtime to the career of Diane Abbott. Ed has sacked his bungling Shadow Health Minister in a move that will no doubt be described as ‘playing divide and rule’.

So goodbye Diane, thank you for the laughs.

It’s been a bumpy frontbench career that nearly came to an end in early 2012 when she ranted that “white people love playing divide and rule”. And who can forget the time that as shadow public health minister, she called someone “demented”. The time she campaigned for a Nazi Labour councillor. The time she said Murdoch was worse than Gaddafi. The time she slept through a meeting of a cross-party group on abortion.The time she flew to Venezuela to oversee her pal Chavez’s election win. The time she was paid £300 to talk about obesity. The time her Question Time prep notes were leaked. And of course, the time she finally admitted she was a loon:

So many memories.

The inevitable comedy bid for Mayor of London will have trouble gaining traction with that crucial cabby demographic, who Abbott said were all racist.

Good luck!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vote for Owen Jones!

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People always assume there is a lot of animosity between Owen Jones and Guido. This is far from the truth. As Twitter personalities we clash, offline we have been known to break bread together. So it is without hesitation that Guido recommends his readers vote for Owen to win “Twitter Public Personality”  in the public section of the Comment Awards.  It would be nice to see Owen at the champagne breakfast ceremony collect the prize from the sponsors – Barclays and Vodafone…

UN Distance Themselves From Brazil Nut
Though Claim She Did Not Break Their Rules

The UN have replied to Grant Shapps. Strangely Ban Ki-moon was too busy to reply personally. They are quick to distance themselves from Raquel Rolnik, saying she works in an “independent capacity”, is not a staff member of the UN and is “neither accountable to nor appointed by the Secretary-General”:

They do politely point out to Shapps that no rules have been broken. He’s just told the Sun“People expect the UN to be neutral, yet on this occasion a former Workers Party politician came with a clear agenda.” Unsurprisingly, the reply is rather diplomatic…

UPDATE: Leaked emails from the UK Ambassador to the UN in Geneva back to the Foreign Office show what the unofficial reaction from the UN was over Rolnik:

‘The reaction here from UN agency heads and otjers [sic] has been who is that strange woman; why is she talking about bedrooms and why on earth do we have a UN Housing Rapporteur. So to a certain extent this is beginning to speak for itself. Which is helpful.’

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Caroline Lucas Charged

“Following an investigation by Sussex police, the Crown Prosecution Service has received a file of evidence in relation to Ms Caroline Lucas MP, who was arrested during the anti-fracking demonstrations at the Cuadrillia drilling site in Balcombe last month.

After careful consideration, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Ms Lucas for breaching a police order on public assemblies and wilful obstruction of the highway.”

The headlines weren’t worth it.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Official: Government Ignore UN Loon’s Report

The report of this morning’s Lobby briefing claims “there was no audible reply” when the PM’s spokesman was asked if “the Government would be taking into account the views on housing and benefit policies from a Brazilian UN academic who ‘allegedly dabbled in witchcraft and allegedly made animal sacrifices to Karl Marx’”. Some people heard the reply though, Paul Waugh points out it was: “I think you’ve answered your own question.”

So that went well for the witchdoctor activist posing as an independent expert…

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Brazil Nut Apologises For Bedroom ‘Tax’ Lie

Raquel Rolnik has apologised for erroneously calling the spare room subsidy a “bedroom tax”. Since it is obviously not a tax, she has now admitted she should have called it by its accurate name, reports Chris Mason. The perils of basing your entire report on a handout from the Daily Record. Rolnik is however still insisting that her bonkers conclusions are fair. You can watch her defend herself hereThe Tories are no doubt awaiting Ban Ki Moon’s judgement with baited breath, once that whole Syria thing has been sorted…

Bonkers Barroso: It’s EU or War

Who could have guessed Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the European Union address would turn out to be a rant against Eurosceptics and Tories. Former communist Barroso reckons a Tory can never be President of the European Commission. As European Conservatives and Reformists leader Mark Callanan says: “a bit rich coming from an unelected bureaucrat”. UKIP loved Barroso’s line that they will beat the Tories into becoming the “first force” of Britain. Apparently their Euroscepticism is “real” and the Tories are “copycats”. Barroso’s main argument seems to be that if any country withdraws from the EU, Germany will invade Poland again. The argument that the EU keeps the peace in Europe is a complete myth, NATO does that.

The rest is probably best left to Nigel Farage:

He went on to call Belgium’s Guy Verhofstadt “the vilest person in Europe”. A tough contest…

What Housing is Like in Loony UN Investigator’s Home Country

The UN is hamstrung when it comes to children being gassed in Syria, but at least they are tackling the far more important issue of Britain’s own bedroom ‘tax’. Loony Lefty former Brazil Workers Party housing minister turned UN investigator Raquel Rolnik has press released her report months before it is due, claiming that the idea of not wasting taxpayers’ money on empty bedrooms is “shocking” and “my immediate recommendation is that the bedroom tax is abolished”. Maybe she should take a look at what the housing is like in the favelas back in her home country:

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Apparently the UN think having a spare bedroom paid for by the taxpayer is a human right. Guido understands no effort was made by Rolnik to meet with IDS or any of his ministers and no information was requested from DWP…

UPDATE: This quite bonkers video betrays her left-wing agenda:


Seen Elsewhere

Labour’s Plan to Attack Part-Time Boris | Standard
Ex-Sun Hack Cleared After 582 Days on Bail | MediaGuido
11 Times Boris Denied He Would Stand for Parliament | Buzzfeed
Attacking UKIP’s Posters is Counter-Productive | Guardian
Sarkozy Tried it on With Hollande’s Ex | Times
Another Spare Room Subsidy Cut Success | Harry Phibbs
Rich Now Have Less Leisure Than Poor | Economist
UKIP’s Immigration Policy Promotes Migrant Entrepreneurs | Breitbart
Another Feminist Lecture | Laura Perrins
UKIP Posters Bad Economics But Good Politics | James Delingpole
Tories Losing to UKIP in Scotland | ConHome


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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”



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