Bad Al Attacked Farage’s “Elitist Party”… Where Was He That Night?

When Alastair Campbell attacked Nigel Farage for attending an “elitist party” at the Ritz on Wednesday night it was tempting fate. Guido wondered aloud, where was Bad Al that night?

Turns out that Campbell was dining at the Michelin starred River Cafe restaurant in Hammersmith, attending an elitist establishment party of his own with fellow Remain campaign losers Peter Mandelson and Sir John Sawyers, the former boss of MI6, BSE chairman and tycoon Sir Stuart Rose as well as billionaire Remain donor Sir Charles Dunstone.

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The River Cafe menu offers slow-roasted veal shin for £37, wood-roasted grouse for £40 and wines at over £2,000 a bottle. The very next day Campbell had the gall to call out Farage for attending an “elitist party” – hypocrisy at its most delicious…

Rose: Wages Will Rise if Britain Leaves EU

Expect Stuart Rose‘s stunning admission to the Europhile MP Wes Streeting that wages would rise after Brexit to feature in video attack ads over and over again:

Wes Streeting: “If free movement were to end following Brexit, is it not reasonable to suppose that we could see increase in wages of low skilled workers in the UK?”

Stuart Rose: “If you are short of labour the price will go up, so yes. That’s not necessarily a good thing.”

There’s a new attack line for the Leave campaign every time Rose opens his mouth…

Select Committee Accuses Stuart Rose of “Intellectual Dishonesty”

Remain campaigners Stuart Rose and Will Straw were hauled in front of the Treasury Select Committee today. The Britain Stronger In chairman received quite the lashing from committee chair Andrew Tyrie, who accused Rose of “intellectual dishonesty” and a “scandalous misuse of data”, in reference to BSE’s discredited claim that EU membership is worth £3,000 to every household in this countryGuido expects more of the Remain camp’s misrepresentations will be exposed over the next few months…

BSE Apologise: “Work of Fiction” Claim is… Work of Fiction

Yesterday Britain Stronger in Europe sent out a press release describing a new Institute of Economic Affairs report on the EU as a “work of fiction”. Quite a hostage to fortune…

The BSE briefing claimed: “Matthew Elliott CEO of Vote Leave is a former Director of the IEA”. Er, no he isn’t. Elliott has never been a director of the IEA.

BSE then claimed the Elliott (non)link meant: “The Institute for Economic Affairs, Business for Britain and Vote Leave are a revolving door”. About as much as Stuart Rose and Marks and Spencer. Or, indeed, not, since Elliott was never at the IEA.

BSE have now privately apologised to the IEA for the error, they tell Guido: “We do regret any confusion caused”. Though they haven’t sent out a correction. They are instead waiting for journalists to call up before they tell them their briefing was, to coin a phrase, “a work of fiction”. 

Stuart Rose Forgets BSE’s Name 4 Times

Yet another spectacular gaffe from the accident prone In campaign chairman Stuart Rose, who apparently has no idea what his campaign is called.

First attempt: “Stay in Britain.” Wrong.

Second attempt: “Better in Britain Campaign.” What?

Third time lucky? “The Better in Britain Campaign.” Nope…

Attempt number four: “Better Stay in Britain Campaign.” Err…

There’s a very easy way to remember the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign, Sir Stuart. It’s BSE…

Via Sky’s Darren McCaffrey

Why Nothing About “Quitters”?

The media was briefed last night that Stuart Rose would call the Leave campaigners “quitters” five times in his speech – in the end he did not mention the word once.

Guido thinks he knows why they dropped the phrasing – it gave the true author of those words away too much – famously he’s “a fighter not a quitter”:

Maybe Stuart Rose didn’t fancy being the ventriloquist’s dummy?

Rose-Tinted: In Campaign Claim Each Person £480 Million-a-Year Better Off

BSE chief Stuart Rose seemed to be struggling with his notes at today’s campaign launch:

“Being in Britain saves every person around £480 million a year.”

Proof these Europhiles just make up their numbers as they go along…

“In” Campaign Chief: Voters Should Do “Menial Jobs” Not “Complain” About Immigration

The ‘In’ campaign will be called Britain Stronger in Europe – which means it has the rather unfortunate acronym BSE. It is already being mocked as the Mad Cow campaign…

It’s choice of chairman is an own goal, too. M & S boss Stuart Rose has claimed that voters concerned by immigration just “complain about their lot”. The multi-millionaire businessman sayslife is tough for everybody” and told Britons to do “menial jobs” rather than protest immigration:

“If these people want to come here, and work the hours they are prepared to work for the wages they are prepared to work for, then so be it. It’s up to people to decide what they want to do. I think there are a lot of people who complain about their lot. Life is tough for everybody at times. I know people will look at me and say “It’s alright for you” but I started off with pretty well nothing, I did a lot of menial jobs when I was young. I didn’t worry about the status of the job, I was more worried about my self esteem and the fact I had a job. I would look myself in the mirror and say “I’ve earned a few bob”.”

That line of argument will not go down well with people wary of a “Bosses’ Europe”…

Rose has also been a staunch critic of the EU in the past, arguing: “Business faces ever more burdens from Brussels and the single market in Europe has not yet been fully realised”. He also says we’d be fine outside the EU: “I think it’s ridiculous to suggest that everybody is going to suddenly go offshore, I don’t believe that for one moment”. Rose’s name has regularly appeared at the bottom of Open Europe epistles attacking Cameron’s renegotiation as too weak. Now he says we should stay in at any cost…

Former Brown Business Adviser Savages Ed

Former M&S boss Stuart Rose is the latest big business panjandrum to fall in line and slag off Labour. Instead of taking a moment to listen to the words said, Labour types have immediately branded Stuart Rose an evil Tory, as he took a peerage last year. Although, they seem to have some amnesia at another role that Rose has played in his long and illustrious career. As the BBC reported in those heady days of summer 2007:

“Gordon Brown is creating a special council of business leaders to advise him directly as Prime Minister, the BBC’s business editor has learned… Members will be available to Mr Brown to give him advice as and when needed.”

And who was on this council?

BUSINESS COUNCIL MEMBERS
Damon Buffini, Permira
Stuart Rose, Marks & Spencer
Tony Heywood, BP
Sir Terry Leahy, Tesco
Arun Sarin, Vodafone
Stephen Green, HSBC
Sir John Rose, Rolls-Royce
Mervyn Davies, Std. Chartered
J-P Garnier, GlaxoSmithKline

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