The LibDem press office are having a laugh:
The LibDem press office are having a laugh:
Punchy kick back from a Tory source regarding the accusations that Grant Shapps did in Tory rivals on Wikipedia:
“This Guardian smear is categorically false and defamatory. It is untrue from start to finish, and was quite likely dreamt up by the Labour press office. Sadly it is typical of the smears coming from those who would rather not debate policy and substance.”
A big shout, but if it was a stitch up, it’s deniable. Better than the “I was hacked” line trailed back in 2007…
This charming mural has been daubed on the side of a house in Filton and Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire alongside a placard backing Labour’s candidate Ian Boulton:
It reads “NHS: Safe in his hands?” and shows David Cameron strangling a female nurse:
Another ‘weaponising’ victory in Labour’s ‘NHS Week’.
Labour’s “NHS week” is going well. First, a poll found only 13% of GPs back Miliband. Then Andy Burnham’s big NHS poster launch ended in a gaffe and everyone spent the rest of the day talking about the SNP.
Now Guido can reveal how Labour are cynically stage-managing Miliband’s NHS speech in Manchester this morning. A leaked email from regional party director Anna Hutchinson to the GMB union shows Labour attempting to weaponise nurses ahead of the speech:
From: Anna Hutchinson
Date: 17/04/2015 13:48
Subject: Ed Miliband speech – Tuesday 21st
On Tuesday 21st April, Ed Miliband will deliver a speech on the future of the NHS at the Health faculty at Manchester Metropolitan University… Whilst the majority of the audience will come from the University, a limited number of places are available. If you have members who would like to apply, please ask them to email me direct at email@example.com
We would particularly like to welcome those who work in the NHS and would encourage them to wear their uniforms to demonstrate the strong support Labour enjoys amongst health workers.
To think cynics say this election is too stage-managed…
There’s a spin war on and Labour think they are onto a Romney-like gaffe by IDS:
“The Tories renamed the Bedroom Tax the “spare room subsidy”, they claim. Is this really the whole story?
Back in 2012, a government policy was introduced that remains named the “under occupancy charge” or the “under occupancy penalty”.
It was Labour that started the cultural revolutionary tinkering, branding it the “bedroom tax”.
In doing so, they won the narrative, but lost the honesty war.
Even the High Court ruled that it is not a tax.
And so it a bit rich for the left to complain about renaming policies.
Is it really any surprise that the Work and Pensions Secretary would want to “rename zero-hours contracts flexible hours contracts“? Work without fixed hours guaranteed always used to be called casual labour, before Labour dreamt up the much nastier sounding “zero hours” moniker. War is peace, ignorance is strength…
Labour have helpfully dug out this video of Osborne critcising unfunded spending commitments just 12 weeks ago:
“making spending committments is the easiest thing in the world. Spending commitments are superficially attractive. They get ready applause from lobby groups. They get you headlines. But unfunded spending commitments are made with borrowed money and the price is paid by future taxpayers”.
A few weeks later and Osborne pledged £8 billion in unfunded NHS spending commitments…
Is anyone else a bit confused by this latest UKIP advert?
100,000 Scots died in The Great War, and another 50,000 in WWII.
“Don’t let their sacrifice be in vain?”
So if the SNP hold the balance of power, then the memory of the war dead will be desecrated? Errr…
What does a poppy have to do with a hung parliament?
Back in 1999, the BBC reported on the discovery that Konrad Kalejs, an alleged Nazi war criminal, was living in a nursing home in Leicestershire:
“Former Labour MP Lord Janner, chairman of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said he would ask Home Secretary Jack Straw to investigate the allegations against Mr Kalejs. And he said that if there was sufficient evidence, Mr Kalejs should be prosecuted under war crimes legislation. If there was not enough evidence for a prosecution, the government should follow the example of the United States and Canada and deport him, he said. “They only do that if they are sufficiently satisfied that a person is guilty of war crimes. They don’t want him in their country. If that is correct, we don’t want him in our country either,” Lord Janner told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.”
So Janner says you can prosecute of deport elderly wrong ‘uns, but not investigate the claims of his paedophilia because his memory is a bit hazy…
This tweet by Andy Burnham’s favourite Labour fantasist, “Dr” Eoin Clarke, […]