Friday Caption Contest: Hug A Moderate Edition


The winner of today’s caption contest will receive a copy of Philip Cowley’s…

The British General Election 2015

“a must-read for anyone wanting to know how the action unfolded in the most unpredictable election for a generation. Drawing on hundreds of confidential interviews with all the key players, it offers a compelling insider’s guide to the election’s background, campaign, and the results which led to the formation of the first majority Conservative government in eighteen years”

Entries in the comments please…

mdi-timer 4th December 2015 @ 12:56 pm 4th Dec 2015 @ 12:56 pm mdi-comment Comments
Labour Hold Oldham West


Labour have held Oldham West and Royton:

Jez we can…

mdi-timer 4th December 2015 @ 9:17 am 4th Dec 2015 @ 9:17 am mdi-comment Comments
Stop The War Force Labour To Cancel Event

stop war

Labour have been forced to cancel a phone canvassing event in support of Oldham by-election candidate Jim McMahon at their Brewers Green HQ tonight. The safety of those attending the phonebank could not be guaranteed because Stop the War are marching on it in protest at Corbyn’s decision to allow a free vote. Labour sources are understandably furious. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face…

mdi-timer 1st December 2015 @ 3:28 pm 1st Dec 2015 @ 3:28 pm mdi-comment Comments
Labour Hold Another Segregated Rally


Labour MPs attended a gender segregated rally in Oldham last night, with photos released from the meeting clearly showing Muslim women and men being seated seperately. The event was hosted by the Labour affiliated group Labour Friends of Bangladesh, in support of Jim McMahon, the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-election. A wide selection of Labour MPs and officials attended, including the candidate Jim McMahon, Naz Shah, Angela Rayner, Khalid Mahmood, Rushanara Ali, Shabana Mahmood and Debbie Abrahams. Abrahams states in in her twitter biography that she is interested in “inequalities”. Although Guido presumes this doesn’t include gender inequalities…

Readers will be well aware that this isn’t the first, or even second, time senior Labour figures have attended gender segregated rallies. When will Labour come out and denounce this gender apartheid?

mdi-timer 30th November 2015 @ 10:23 am 30th Nov 2015 @ 10:23 am mdi-comment Comments
Labour’s Oldham Candidate Rakes In £81,598 In Council Allowances

Jim McMahon

It’s emerged that Jim McMahon has been pocketing a tidy £81,598 in allowances from Oldham Council. McMahon, who is Labour’s candidate in the upcoming by-election, receives a basic allowance of £9,239. He also is paid an additional £27,717 for being council leader and another £5,543 as a “combined authority payment”. On top of all this he gets a further allowance of £39,099 for chairing the Labour Group on the Local Government Association. Not bad indeed…

Should McMahon win the by-election in Oldham and cease to work for the council he’d be in line for a £7,000 pay cut to struggle on an MP’s £74,000 plus expenses. Hopefully the local café he owns will bring enough in to keep him in the manner to which he is accustomed…

mdi-timer 19th November 2015 @ 2:07 pm 19th Nov 2015 @ 2:07 pm mdi-comment Comments