According to the BBC… London.
JS: The SNP won 56 out of 59 seats… it was unprecedented.
NS: I’ve ordered an inquiry into how come we didn’t win those other three. It reports directly to me.
JS: Those other three? You think you’re Saddam Hussein? You want 99%. 56 out of 59 is pretty good!
NS: Well you know, I always think you should aim for more.
According to Bloomberg, this really is Rick Perry’s campaign song. And it is darn good…
“Rick Perry supporter, let’s protect our border,” the song starts. “To hell with anyone who don’t believe in the USA / Rick Perry all the way.”
The second verse boasts the rhyme,
“Give me my right to vote / My right to tote / The weapon of my choice / Don’t censor my voice.”
“Right to tote”?
“The thing I’d say to you though about this, these people are less powerful than they used to be,” Ed Miliband told Russell Brand during their enlightening discussion about his critics in the newspapers. Someone should tell the man Labour are paying £300,000 to consult on messaging.
In an interview with Politico today, David Axelrod is asked whether he thinks Britain’s right-wing press is more powerful than Fox News, beamed into 87,058,000 American households. He replies:
“Yeah, I do.”
He goes on to admit he only visited the UK six times while working for Ed. That’s £50,000 a trip…
David Axelrod flew into London for a couple of days, had a look around, shook a few hands, sent a couple of tweets then got on a flight back to Chicago. Axelrod managed to find time to pen a plea on behalf of Labour’s election campaign coordinator, wee Dougie Alexander, who is being run very hard by the SNP in his own Paisley seat. Well worth his £300,000 fee? At least on this visit he managed to spell “Miliband” correctly…
Maybe he should replace Jon Stewart?
Coverage of Cameron’s calorie consuming, pie-tastic tour of Britain last week has gone global. John Oliver’s Daily Show spin-off Last Week Tonight is fascinated by the PM trolling Miliband over how to eat in public:
Sun readers will know the real secret behind Dave’s stump eating habits:
Normally conscious of his diet, Cameron has an unflattering cartoon of himself on his fridge at home to stop him snacking. But it’s not as easy on the road. Aware that he soon slips into a bad mood when his tummy starts to rumble, glamorous aide Gabby Bertin kept emergency snacks in her handbag. Is an expanding waistline a price worth paying to stop “Hangry” Dave doing a Clarkson before the election?
24 days to go…
Yesterday the immigration figures were out and they were a disaster for the government. After promising to reduce them to “tens of thousands” they overshot by hundreds of thousands, with 187,000 Bulgarians and Romanians alone applying for National Insurance numbers in 2014, entitling them to work and claim welfare.[…] Read the rest
It is 95 days since David Axelrod has bothered to mention Miliband on Twitter, the PLP are sharpening their knives and Labour’s six figure strategist has let slip that he is done with campaigning. Today Axelrod earns his dollar by telling the Guardian that his star British client “falls short of Obama”:
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DA: “I had been spoiled.
The next PM and President?
After a shaky start, it seems the Mayor’s East Coast tour is finally beginning to get going: ie he’s getting the pictures he wants. Let’s hope Hillary can forgive what Boris once said of her:
“She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital… represents, on the face of it, everything I came into politics to oppose: not just a general desire to raise taxes and nationalize things, but an all-round purse-lipped political correctness.”
He’s got more in common with her husband…[…] Read the rest
David Axelrod is really earning his crust from Labour, telling a book-promoting interview that he’s retiring from campaigning: “I’m not going back on that circuit. It’s exhilarating, it’s addictive, but it’s not good for you. I’m done”. With his comments picked up by the Sun this morning, and sure to wind up already tetchy Labour MPs, Guido has crunched the numbers.[…] Read the rest
The Daily Beast exclusive that Mitt Romney is to run for President again will be staying exclusive. Romney says:
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After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee…
I’ve been asked, and will certainly be asked again if there are any circumstances whatsoever that might develop that could change my mind.