PERSONAL, UNDILUTED VIEWS FROM TOM WINNIFRITH
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Only after a huge public outcry has Labour MP Chris Williamson been suspended from the party for suggesting that it had apologised too much on the matter of its own anti-semitism problem. Of course Williamson weill be back sooner enough but Labour now claims it has dealt with the problem. Ten minutes on twitter checking out the reaction of its own supporters to the Williamson news should be enough to nail that canard. I warn you that some of it is pretty ugly Jew hatred. Here is a relatively moderate Labour supporter in action. Meet singer-songwriter Erica Wexler...
59 days ago
Heidi Allen is one of the three Tory MP’s to have resigned this week to join the new Independent Group at Westminster. Like the other two she voted to remain in the EU, but told voters at the last election that she would implement the referendum result but has since done everything she can to block Brexit. She says circumstances have changed so we should have a People’s Vote. That is on Brexit but not on who should represent her seat where circumstances have clearly changed in that Heidi is now not a Tory and is now working to block Brexit. But it is not her rank double standards that is most appalling.
In giving a speech on why she was quitting Heidi described why she got into Tory politics. She was watching the Tottenham riots in 2011 and “had a Kitchener moment” that is to say she knew that her country NEEDED her to become an MP. Britain really needed to catapult Heidi into the top 1% of earners and spout platitudes at Westminster.
One suspects that when she loses her seat at the next election, somehow poor old Britain will just about struggle to get by without the talents of Heidi a woman whose ego is not quite matched by her abilities.
Of course this sense of entitlement and self importance is widespread among the political classes. And they wonder why they are despised as never before?
81 days ago
To be fair to Mercer he was in the army so has some real world experience but he now seems to be well and truly part of the Westminster swamp, as the tweet below shows.
Most of us are at work well before 9 AM. In my line of work 7 AM is the norm yet Mercer describes a 9 AM meeting as "early morning." Hell's teeth man - do you realise why those who pay your wages, poor ordinary taxpayers, feel about such a comment? Do you understand why folks despise MPs so much?
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Given that the world is actually getting colder, the Arctic sea ice is expanding, the word global warming was expunged from the dictionary by believers in the bogus religion some years ago. But I guess when folks think of "climate change" they still have visions of polar bears on melting ice caps, desertification, etc. So as UK temperatures plunge below zero (again) and snow - which the loons told us a in 2000 that kids would not know by now - covers much of the country (again), the believers in this religion have a problem.
Step forward nutso Green MP Caroline Lucas who has a new phrase "Climate breakdown". Breakdown sounds even more scary than change and has no associations with warming so - as we all shiver - it does not make this high priestess of this quack faith sound even more ridiculous than usual.
454 days ago
Let's be clear, Peter Tatchell is a heroic campaigner for free speech and LGBT rights and, as I have noted before, he is a hero of mine. But he seems unable to answer a question I posed him last night? It is very simple.
Tatch points out that 100 years after the suffragettes, women are still heavily under represented in Parliament. About a third of MPs are female and Tatchell demands that we have a "co-equal Parliament that reflects society." So Tatch wants half MPs to be female to reflect society. Fair enough if that is his stated goal.
So what about LGBT representation? The ONS says that fewer than 3% of the population is LGBT but more than 6% of MPs are openly gay. I bet there are a few more in the closet. So does Tatch reckon that half those MPs should stand down to "reflect society"?
If he does not I wonder if he'd care to say just how over-represented the LGBT community should be and on what basis?
Personally I am not so keen on quotas, preferring a meritocracy to deliver the best candidates for every job, but it is Tatch who wants Parliament to reflect society. Or does he?
521 days ago
Arch remoaner Anna Soubry was yesterday bleating about press coverage of her and 14 other Tory MPs who are going to make it as hard as possible to pass Brexit legislation. Soubry views terms like "collaborator" as offensive and links it directly to the fact that she had received 5 threatening tweets on this matter.
There is no evidence linking those sending the tweets to the editorial line of the Daily Mail and the Express. But Soubry does not need evidence she is happy to smear and proceed without it. Could it perhaps be that 17.4 million of us voted for Brexit and are really pissed off that what we were told would be a binding vote is now being mangled, blocked or delayed by folks like Soubry who think they know better than the great unwashed? And that 5 of the 17.4 million have, in their anger, behaved disgracefully, without any guidance from the Daily Mail?
Of course, being an MP, Soubry can get the police involved and so have her safety ensured and she has reported the miscreant five to the rozzers. I do not deny her the right to do that and indeed I think the Old Bill should investigate explicit threats made on twitter. It is just that for we plebs no such protection exists.
When some poltroon objected to my exposes on the Quindell fraud he responded, inter alia, by expressing a desire, via twitter, to cut my throat. It was one of three death threats I received that year. Natch the Police refused to do anything, not even to pop along and warn the moron off. When MPs express outrage at awful things said about them on twitter they need to be aware that they enjoy far greater protection that others who may be in equal danger. They are of course blissfully unaware of this and just play the martyr, no-one more than Anna Soubry.
Anna does not like being referred to as a collaborator ore as someone who has betrayed her party or the voters. Well guess what Anna, 17.4 million of us do not like being referred to as "thick, old, racist, xenophobic, ignorant, little Englanders, being unaware of the real issues, etc". But that is how folks like Anna have described those of us who voted for Brexit for the past 18 months.
If you can't stand the heat Anna... get out of the kitchen. Or at least do not have the timerity to start telling a free press what it should or should not be saying. Politicians who go down that route are invariably those who think that they are our masters not our servants, that they know better than we do what is best for the little people and thus should not be held to account. Anna: Does the cap fit?
536 days ago
Fiona Jones died a decade ago of alcohol related illness. She was a broken woman found dead lying among empty vodka bottles. Just a decade earlier she had been elected to Parliament as the MP for Newark, a Blair Babe with all to look forward to. But things all went horribly wrong for her. And a major factor in that was alleged sexual harassment by a very senior minister in the Blair and Brown governments and everyone at Westminster and in the media knows who.
Writing after her death the Daily Mail noted:
She used to laugh about the notion of the 'sisterhood' and said it was fiction." The situation was not helped, it seems, by rumours in Westminster that Fiona was enjoying an extramarital affair with an influential party figure.
"She confided in me that some of the female MPs were jealous of her profile and started suggesting she was being given a little assistance," the friend says. "It was laughable. "But Fiona was convinced there was a whispering campaign against her among certain sections of the Labour Party, who saw her as a liability after her conviction, even though she was subsequently cleared."
The truth, in fact - if Fiona is to be believed - is more sinister. Two years ago, she revealed to a tabloid newspaper that she had been on the receiving end of a persistent campaign of harassment from the same senior politician - now a Government minister - to whom she had been romantically linked. He had, she says, pestered her for sex and then cold-shouldered her both personally and professionally after she rejected his advances.
One friend in whom she confided told the Mail: "Fi had complained that this man had been leaving flirtatious messages on her answerphone at home and that he'd been very flirtatious with her in public. "She was very upset about it, particularly as on one occasion her husband had questioned her about it."
The flirtatious overtures culminated, Fiona claimed, in the politician propositioning her for sex during the Labour Party Conference of 1997. "I walked into the lift and he followed me," she revealed. "Then suddenly he gave me a kiss and added: 'Shall we go to your room?' It was obvious he wanted sex.
"He was close enough for me to tell he was aroused. I was shocked and turned him down, only to be told: 'Do you know what I can do for you?' It was clear what he meant - he had the power to make or break careers."
She had spurned his advances, she said, and the following morning been roundly cold-shouldered during a political photocall. Later, when she asked the same politician for a character reference as she fought her election expenses case, he robustly refused.
As one insider put it: "Everyone knows who she was accusing. It is not a secret by any stretch of the imagination."
The point here is that Jones made the accusation at the time and no-one in Labour lifted a finger to investigate it.. Everyone at Westminster and in the media knows who the very senior figure is but perhaps he was deemed so senior that he was above investigation then? This chap still appears regularly on your TV screen to bat for Labour so will his party now conduct an enquiry even though poor Mrs Jones is dead to show that no-one is too powerful to get away with this sort of thing?
Or if the alleged harasser is still deemed important enough does the Labour Party just focus on Tory sinners, arguing I'm alright Jack and move on.
588 days ago
Harpie Green MP Caroline Lucas attempted to hijack a debate about the Government's feeble response to Hurricane Irma by banging on about how the storm was caused by man made climate change or, as we used to call it before the world started getting colder, global warming. Rightly she was slammed for being a shameless opportunist, pontificating in the face of real human suffering. But there is a bigger inconvenient truth...the humourless bitch just has not been reading her history books. Something she fails to grasp as she bleats away on twitter.
Hurricane Irma is a category 5 hurricane (the most severe), on that we can all agree with the dreary Lucas. Now for a history lesson and we start with that excellent source of liberal fake news USA Today which reports "Hurricane Irma: Only 3 Category-5 storms have ever hit the U.S." Well up to a point. What USA Today really means is not "ever" but "since records began in c1850." The reality is that there have probably been hundreds or thousands of category 5 hurricanes in millions of years before 1850 but let's just go with the modern era and back to USA Today:
It's been 25 years since a Category 5 hurricane struck the U.S., and Irma could potentially become just the fourth storm of that strength to barrel into the states. Hurricane Irma is a monster storm in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. Only one Atlantic hurricane on record, Allen in 1980, contained stronger winds, at 190 mph. The only Category 5 hurricanes to hit the U.S. are Andrew in 1992, Camille in 1969 and an unnamed storm in 1935.
Ok. Ms Lucas can you please explain how a weather pattern that also occurred in 1935, 1969, 1980 and 1992 is evidence of how the large increase in man made carbon emissions since the 60's and accelerating in the 1990s (as per the computer models of your climate change co-religionists) caused all these weather patterns. Where were the SUVs back in 1935? And the fact that Irma is less powerful than Allen in 1980 - again how does that fit with your bodged computer models and belief set?
The most destructive hurricane to hit the USA in modern times was a category 4 storm which hit Galveston killing 6,000 folks back in 1900. Natch that was down to man made climate change caused by carbon emissions too. Right, Ms Lucas. Hurricanes happen every year and whilst the BBC laps up this nonsense about climate change and carbon emissions the history books show a different tale. In ignoring the recurring power of nature, or the way God set up this planet, in ignoring hard facts to support her bogus religion of climate change, Ms Lucas is worse than shameless she is just ignorant.
672 days ago
In today's Sunday Times there is a long piece about how Tory MPs are being pressurised by party members to ditch hapless Prime Minister Theresa May as soon as possible. But one quote stands out. It is from MP Heidi Allen and reminds me why I loathe the Tory establishment with such a passion. I may vote Tory but I know that most Tory MPs are just loathsome poltroons convinced of their own superiority to the rest of us. Heidi states:
“a leader and a party that will carry us through this most turbulent of periods but care about the little man . . . We have to change, and if we don’t we deserve to die."
The little man! The little man! For Fucks sake. By that you mean the chap who has four weeks holidays a year, works 40, 50 or 60 hours a week to pay taxes to fund bitches like you who earn thrice the average wage for working 30 weeks a year. Heidi, try to remember that the folks you refer to as a "little man" are your masters, you and your fellow MPs are meant to be our servants.
The truth is that Tory MPs - most of whom, like Heidi ,have safe jobs for life seats - think they are better than "the little man" but normally pretend otherwise. Just now and again the mask slips and their innate sense of superiority becomes apparent to all.
Fuck you Heidi you smug bitch. Bring on the revolution. Bring out the tumbrill. Fetch me my knitting needles.
710 days ago
This needs no comment. Even PC high priest Darren Atwater admitted it was funny. Watch the video below.
Oh goodness this is glorious. pic.twitter.com/Gsiw2qodNd— Shteve (@SteveBlogs1) May 9, 2017
757 days ago
The platitudes are raining in from Westminster. The journalists who live in the bubble that surrounds Halitosis Hall are downing us with the same nonsense. In an urge to offend no-one we are being spun lies from the Ministry of Truth. The response from the elites to the awful attack in Westminster was predictable but none the less disappointing in the extreme as I discuss in this podcast. Channel 4 is worthy of its own special condemnation for its fake news coverage of the incident HERE.
763 days ago
Joanna Cherry MP is the sort of pea-brained individual who seems to rise effortlessly to the top of the SNP. She speaks precisely and with an assurance that she must be correct. The only problem is that she talks almost complete nonsense. She starred on the BBC's Question time last week and served up such a total corker on the deficit that the hand picked audience of leftard had almost audible orgasms of delight.
Ms Cherry opined that Chancellor Hammond's U Turn on National Insurance had left a £2 billion black hole in his budget. She continued by asserting that thanks to this U-Turn he no longer had a balanced budget. The audience applauded and loved it. The rest of the panel were either so stupid ( Angela Eagle) or too cowardly ( Jacob Rees Mogg & Tim Martin) or both (Matthew Parris) to point out what utter piffle she spouted.
Chancellor Hammond already has a black hole in his books. For the fiscal year ending in March 2017: The “current budget deficit*” is estimated to be £19.1 billion. The difference between spending (including capital expenditure) and revenue is estimated to be £67.6 billion. And extra £2 billion makes no difference at all.
There is no balance in this budget, as Mr Rees Mogg knows full well. Sometimes Jacob hides behind the pretence that he is a dim toff but - having been an Oxford contemporary of his - I know him to be relatively bright. He knows that UK debt to GDp at 89% is alarmingly high and racing ahead under, yet another, Tory chancellor who is no longer friends with prudence.
But so what if economic destruction is coming rapidly into sight? No one dares tell the electorate that, let alone another hugely partisan audience hand picked by the BBC for Question Time? So lets all applaud Ms Cherry or just sit in pathetic silence and endure the claptrap she spouts.
815 days ago
No doubt those on the Wimmins March on Saturday who are always bleating on about how Hillary Clinton was held back by a "glass ceiling" will be delighted with the early Christmas present for sister Marine Le Pen as she seeks to become France's next President. Hang on: gender was an issue in the US but in the French contest it is politics so the wimmin want Le Pen to lose.(As it happens so do I)
Her present is a revelation that Francois Fillon (the only person who can beat Le Pen) appears to have paid his British Mrs Penny, more than a few pennies do be his assistant. In fact she earned around $538,000 according to newspaper Canard Enchaine which says that it can find no-one at all who saw her doing any work at all for her husband in his capacity as MP for the Sarthe region.
Oh dear. The established political class using taxpayers cash to stick wives on the payroll so enriching their households, quelle surprise. Not. It used to happen on a widespread scale in the UK which is one of the reasons MPs here are viewed with such contempt. In France it is still par for the course but as most folks see their living standards plunge as the Socialist government runs out of other people's money, such greed will play very badly indeed.
Naturally Mr Fillon says he has done nothing wrong saying "I see that the mudslinging season has started...I won't comment because there is nothing to comment on and I would like to say that I am outraged by the disdain and misogyny in this article."
Quelle surprise. catch a politician with his knickers down and he plays an ism card. This time it is sexism. I am surprised that it is not racism too given that Fillon's Mrs is a rostbif.
But then a spokesman confirmed that Penny had indeed been on the payroll.
Okay Fillon show us her timesheets. Of course the scumbag will not. People like him, at the heart of the political establishment across the West, think they have a right to grow rich with we poor saps, the plebs, picking up the tab. Think Blair, Clinton, all those MPs who got us to to pay for heating their stables, cleaning their Moats or whatever took their fancy. Now think Francois Fillon
I really do not want a fascist like Le Pen winning but she is the anti establishment candidate and Fillon has shown why he is every inch a corrupt political establishment insider. He is rapidly becoming Le Pen's dream opponent in the way that Crooked Hillary was the ideal opponent for Donald Trump. The establishment across Europe must be quaking, EU unfriendly Le Pen can actually win.
929 days ago
When a broadcaster that we are forced to pay for abandons any pretence of impartiality with its news coverage, the great unwashed who earn a fraction of the salaries of the star presenters, and even B list camera candy, have every right to be angry. That is where we are at with the BBC right now. last night's Newsnight from the Tory conference marked a new low point. A panel was assembled to discuss Brexit.
Leading the pack was Guardian journalist Andrew Rawnsley, a lefty and a Remainer. Then there was Tory MP Heidi Allen who campaigned for Remain. Third up there was Tory peer, journalist and Cameron biographer Danny Finkelstein. He too was a remainer. Finally there was Jenni Russell a journalist who went from the BBC to C4 to the Guardian and New Statesman and is now at the Times and was described as a "key member of the new establishment". Jenni is left of centre and, of course, voted to Remain.
So the 48% of the country and 30% of Tory voters who wanted to Remain were well represented by four members of the political media establishment whose views on social issues would all be described as liberal and who all wanted to stay in the EU. And they were there to discuss Britain and the EU with presenter Evan Davis who, of course is another uber rich member of the liberal left and also a "Remainer."
The BBC could easily have found the odd Eurosceptic at the Tory conference but it is now not even pretending to be partial. This is the broadcaster that proceeds every single piece of good economic news, of which there has been an awful lot since June 23, with the words "Despite Brexit."
I could probably accept that the BBC is out of tune with the country on many issues with its left liberal bias. I would privatise it but could understand why others would not. But when Pravda stops to even pretend that it is impartial, it shows a contempt for those who pay for its output not through choice but because they are forced to. At that point we, the great unwashed, will show our contempt for the BBC.
After last night's effort can anyone explain the moral case for me to actually pay for my license any more?
956 days ago
I do not care a jot that Keith Vaz offers to buy coke for young men who he pays to have unprotected anal sex with. Nor do I care that reports are emerging showing that his pattern of behavior is not a one off. I feel sorry for Mrs Vaz who must be feeling very confused right now, not knowing which way to turn. But Vaz himself has no shame.
The oily old windbag has a history of sinning normally in the cash for favours department and in any normal job would have been fired years ago. But Vaz is an MP. And so yesterday he stood down from the Commons Home Affairs committee which he chaired. Naturally he said that he was doing so "for the sake of the committee"" not for himself you understand, Vaz makes this noble sacrifice for others because he cares. What a saint.
And naturally his fellow MPs on the committee lined up to praise the sacrifice of this respected figure and towering statesman. What planet are they on? Outside the Westminster bubble we see Vaz for what he is: a chancer, a rogue and a sleazy hypocrite who wants drugs (poppers and coke) and prostitution to be illegal while enjoying those secret pleasures himself. One might wonder if his fellow MPs have anything to hide? Once again the political class unites across party lines to look after one of their own and show themselves to be out of touch.
As for Vaz, he has no shame. He remains an MP and sits on Labour's NEC. He is not standing down from the NEC or as an MP. No doubt he expects that after serving a short period of penance he will, as before, bounce back. Meanwhile he will carry on earning a vast salary as an MP which you and I as taxpayers provide, engaging in curious property trading as a sideline while denouncing as many people as possible for being racists in his unofficial role as the witch-finder general of the racism industry.
Oddly, Vaz and his fellow MPs wonder why 99% of the population view everyone inside the Westminster political and media bubble with complete contempt? This is the Vaz who despite living 37 minutes from Parliament in a multi million pound family home claimed expenses for a flat in Westminster. Now we have some idea why he needed that second address.
It is the taxpayer who has supported the lavish lifestyle of Vaz for many years and who will quite clearly continue to do so. What is the only difference between the British taxpayer and Mr Vaz's rent boy friends? They get paid by Vaz to take it up the arse. We have to pay for the privilege.
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Leading Labour MP Chris Bryant, famed for posting pictures of himself in his Y Fronts on the internet touting for gay sex, knows why there was a coup in Turkey...it was all because of Brexit. It is a silly smear from a man who obviously does not know anything about history.
The modern Turkish state founded by Kemal Ataturk and others in 1923 has long seen an internal divide between those believing in secularism and democracy like Ataturk and those who wanted a more Islamist state. Ataturk was a soldier and over the past 93 years the army has been very much on the side of the secularists and progressives, frequently intervening in defence of a more liberal state.
There are those in the West who are lamenting this coup against the regime of the elected, but loathsome, Erdogan, Dodgy Dave's fascist pal. Erdogan's regime has restricted press freedom, curtailed the rights of women and gays, behaved appallingly to the Kurds, arguably committing war crimes, and has attempted to gag a free press as it moves to a less democratic Islamist state.
Hitler was elected in the same way that the Erdogan regime won at the polls. Both regimes then behaved in ways that merited their removal and I would view the actions of the Turkish military not only as utterly laudable but also as being within a long century old tradition of taking action to stop politicians from steering Turkey "off course".
This morning the coup appears to have failed and President Erdogan is promising to deal with the plotters in the most severe of ways. I am afraid we know what that means. The twisted liberal mind of Mr Bryant may welcome this outcome. As someone who does not buy into state organised executions, torture, militant islam, gay bashing, denying women's rights, gagging the press and killing Kurds I am rather less enthusiastic than Bryant about the outcome.
What is abundantly clear is that this coup is a very Turkish affair. It is the fourth such coup in sixty years and anyone who has studied the first years of the Republic for even a few minutes will know that it fits in entirely with a country specific narrative.
Mr Bryant's Brexit smear is just so silly that it does beg the question that if he is seen as a one of the more talented and thoughtful figures among Labour parliamentarians, just how stupid and talentless is "the field?"
For the twisted liberal mind, facts should not get in the way of an opportunity to smear. The only real surprise is that no-one in the liberal media has yet managed to pin the coup on Donald Trump.
1014 days ago
I reflect on the killing of the Dallas Cops and the two innocent young black men gunned down by the Police and on the death of Jo Cox MP: what it says about race relations in the USA, how we too often judge contemporary events outside the context of history, what it says about how we treat those with mental health issues on both sides of the pond and finally on the double standard of the hateful liberal mind.
1038 days ago
Every murder is a shocking event. The political world is shocked today by the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. She seems by all accounts to have been a pleasant and well meaning woman and naturaly all our thoughts will be with the woman's husband and children.
I cant remember the last time an MP was murdered. I guess it might have been Airey Neave. Perhaps that is why the political world is so stunned. It does not normally happen to people like them. Normally it is poor folk and those caught up in drugs somehow who get murdered. That aside it is just terribly sad. All loss of human life as a result of murder is a tragedy.
Initial reports suggested that the assailant may have shouted "Britain First" as he attacked. But that was something reported by just one person. "What we do know - as you can find it on Google - is that the attacker had a long history of serious mental health issues. As such those who were quick to somehow say that we nasty Brexiteers had whipped up sentiment and somehow had blood on their hands are just beneath contempt.
I am not going to make any political points here - though I could - I merely suggest that those in the Remain Camp who gave into temptation to do just that without thinking, are scumbags.
The tweet below, from a fellow who has been tweet spamming with Project Fear material for some days now, shows one "inner" who seeks to hit a new low with this smear.
PS the Lefty email campaigning group Avraaz is not waiting for poor Jo's body to go cold before seizing the opportunity to make political capital from her demise. It takes as gospel the one source saying the murderer shouted "Britain first" and ignores his long history of mental illness. It is clear what happened and what we should do about it. Avraaz has mailed its hundreds of thousands of supporters just now to say:
I can't imagine, in these tears, how to honour her, but then yes I can. It's through love. Jo was passionately campaigning for Britain to stay in Europe. Not just because it is smart, or advantageous. But because she spent her life caring for Syrians, and Africans. She was a beautiful light of love for all people, for humanity. The man who took her life, stabbing her and shooting her over and over, screamed "Britain First". Somehow it's not surprising, in an awful way, that her life would be taken by that kind of hate, that kind of selfishness. Because it was to fighting that darkness that she devoted her time on this earth.
Avraaz, shame on you, that mail is beneath contempt.
1102 days ago
In the debate about the Panama Papers and how Dodgy Dave Cameron has now published his tax returns, slimey Tory MP Alan Duncan stood up to say how important it was that ordinary MPs did not have to follow suit. The gist of Duncan's argument was that if hard working MPs had to disclose all their financial affairs a number of top notch fellows would simply opt not to be MPs and as such the Commons would be filled with, what this squirt terms, "low achievers".
Mr Duncan, being an odious little man, forgets that MPs are our servants not vice versa. It is the taxpayer who pays the wages of Honourable Members. We must graft away working normal working weeks with normal holidays for normal salaries and with normal expense arrangements to pay the salary of folks like Mr Duncan who work short hours with long holidays and are among the top 2% of wage earners. Mr Duncan is a man demoted during the expenses scandal after he complained that "MPs had to live on rations" and was then forced to repay £5,000 he had stolen with dodgy expense claims for things like gardening at his luxury second home.
I say stolen because had some welfare bum claimed and got £5,000 he was not entitled to Mr Duncan would have not only termed that theft but then screamed that a jail term was warranted, repaying was not enough. Mr Duncan is a man who thinks there is one rule for folks like him and another for the little people.
There is always an enormous list of folks wanting to be Parliamentary candidates for safe seats both Tory and Labour. Is Mr Duncan really saying that those lists would disappear - notwithstanding the great cash for short hours - if MPs had to admit how much they earned? That only poor people would want to be MPs? Is he implying that with the current secretive arrangements, Westminster is packed with men and women of real talent? Really? You could have fooled me.
Given his own shoddy record of embezzling taxpayers cash and the contempt his previous comments show that he feels for we the peasants, his latest words can come as no surprise. If those running the Tory party were not also drawn from the 1% and did not share - albeit in private - the contempt that Alan Duncan publicly expresses for the little people, they would be suggesting that he stands down.
They will not be doing that and you know why. Bring out the piano wire for the lot of them
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As a supporter of both gay equality and also a believer in the decriminalisation of prostitution (more on that next week) and of drugs, in an ideal world Tory MP Mark Menzies would today still be a junior minister. But we do not live an in ideal world and thus news that Menzies paid £250 to bunk up with a 19 year old Brazilian rent boy and asked him to buy drugs on his behalf has seen Menzies step down as a junior minister.
In a sense I feel sorry for the chap. But then I read that on the gay marriage bill last year he voted yes but had said he planned to abstain. Why cannot he a little bit more honest about the fact that he is gay. After all, his boss – until today – Alan Duncan is openly gay.
And so the long line of Tory MPs and gay sex scandals goes on. Harvey Proctor (rend boys), Ted Heath (warned for cottaging but hushed up at the time), Stephen Milligan (died playing sex games with an orange), David Ashby (shared bed with male friend on holiday “to save money”), Jerry Hayes (under age sex). Right now Tory MP Nigel Evans is on trial accused of gay rape.
Surely someone should tell these chaps that as the law stands certain activities are somewhat unwise. In light of this all I simply re-run the picture from last week and invite you to post your captions in the comments section below.
For what it is worth my entry is: “After their thrashing in the European Elections a group of Conservative MPs look forward to heading off to Brazil for more of the same.”
The winner of last week’s contest (which refers to this story about Bulletin Board Morons and Bigots) is from Andy Morton:
“The ADVFN GKP Fan Club spent a long time selecting their disguises to attempt to gain free entry to the Investor Show as presenters”
Andy has been sent a 50% off voucher for Maribelle’s as will the winner of this week’s contest.
1883 days ago
White Dee is a character from the Channel 4 shows “Benefits Street”. Until 2007 she worked for Birmingham City Council but was then sacked for stealing £13,000. Has she repaid that dosh or gone to prison? Of course not, this is Britain in 2014.
Today she rakes in £200 a week in benefits tax free and is unable to work because she is “too depressed”. Of that £200 she reckons that £120 goes on junk food for her and her family and then there are the 20 cigarettes a day. I expect they are bought “under the counter” but that will still be another £35.
She cheerfully admits that there are folks out there working really hard to clear £100 a week but White Dee is too “depressed” to join them. Heck £200 a week tax free is the equivalent of £12-13,000 a year working and so why the hell should she work. I do not blame her for choosing a life of being a scrounging parasite, I blame our welfare system for not forcing her to work. That would make her depressed.
Instead she is apparently planning to trouser £60,000 appearing on celebrity Big Brother or to run for parliament as an MP (she supports Labour natch). At least as an MP she would feel at home with the other state fund parasites and thieves at Westminster.
And so I invite you to look at this lazy lardball below and as you think about getting up early tomorrow morning to go to work, think about how she is living off your taxes. Post a suitable caption in the comment section below by next Friday:
For what it is worth my entry is:
“Another victim of the austerity programme of the wicked Tories contemplates how she is being made to suffer."
1919 days ago
Last week instead of a caption contest I asked you to name the odd one out and say why from the four gentlemen pictured below. It was so simple yet no correct winner emerged. The four men pictured below are of course: Jimmy Saville, Cyril Smith MP, Sci-fi writer Arthur C Clarke and former Tory Minister and European Commissioner Leon Brittan.
The correct answer is of course that three of the above are dead paedophiles while Leon Brittan is very much alive and a totally 100% happily married man.
Really that was not hard was it? Better luck with this week’s caption contest later.
1974 days ago
Tom is, as you can see in this video, sporting a truly stupid tash. He is doing this for Movember and seeking your sponsorship to raise money to fight prostate and testicular cancer?
Tom covers this in the video.
If you wish to sponsor Tom Winnifrith for Movember go HERE
Tom also tackles Neil Hamilton, the disgraced ex MP and now UKIP spokesman and his disgraceful deceit on Bulgarian & Romanian immigration
Then Tom addresses the financial issues at the heart of the Co-op’s unacceptable financial arrangements with the Labour Party
Tom’s financial video postcard covers the lies by Crony capitalists on AIM and how to deal with them and also the fate of mining stocks and it can be viewed HERE
1981 days ago
Jew hating MP David Ward (Lib Dem Bradford) is at it again. The man was (eventually) chastised by his party for comparing the Israelis to the Nazis but he remains an MP despite that little outburst. You might have thought the Jew hating scumbag would stay silent but think again.
Ywo weeks ago he opined that he did not think that Israel should be abolished, merely that it should never have been founded. The Lib Dem party leadership said nothing.
And why should they? Heck: Israel is a homeland for the Jews. It is only the frigging Jews after all.
And now for Ward’s latest outburst in which he says that the problems the Roma face in coming to Britain would all be solved if they had a “Board of Deputiies”. Hmmmm. There is of course only only minority group that has a Board of Deputies and we have all read the Protocols of Zion and know that they control the world and can do what they want, don’t we Mr Ward?
Are the Lib Dems jew haters? I think that they may be many things but Jew haters they are not. Mr Ward on the other hand….he seems the sort of chap who would fit in well with the loathsome bigots in the UKIP Friends of Palestine.
1984 days ago
Brooks Newmark Is a Tory MP and even more embarrassingly a supporter of Newcastle United. And he is terribly excited that the Sun Newspaper is backing his “big idea” to cut employers NI contributions when a firm takes on someone under 25. Oh please. Brooks try to think this through logically. I know you are an MP but can you try?
You appear to accept that employers NI is a tax on jobs. That is a really good start. Albeit, not facing much competition, that marks you out as one of our smarter MPs.
But if you accept that principle why are you not campaigning to abolish NI altogether for all workers? What you propose will be a pain to administer. And is likely to merely see more 25 year olds offered jobs …at the expense of 26 year olds. From a party committed ( supposedly) to simplifying tax this is all very odd.
Might I suggest a rather more radical approach. Abolish NI altogether.
Employees NI is not a hypothecated tax so let’s just be honest with the electorate and merge it with income tax.
Employers NI is a tax on jobs. Scrap it altogether and you will at once reclaim almost a fifth of the cost through increased Corporation tax receipts. More importantly by cutting the cost of employing a person by one ninth you will encouarge companies to recruit more staff.
That means fewer welfare payments and more PAYE tax receipts. And of course by simplifying the tax system ( scrapping NI altogether) the Government can fire a stack of taxmen so reducing its deficit.
Since we are agreed on the proposition that employers NI is a tax on jobs, what is to oppose in my proposal of creating a simpler, more transparent, cheaper to administer fiscal system which will assist the private sector in creating jobs and wealth?
2008 days ago
2022 days ago
It is perhaps not the greatest film ever made but for those of us who instinctively mistrust and despise the political class it is worth watching at least once a year and with November 5 approaching now is as good a time as any.
The squalor of the 3p expense claim made by Liam Fox MP (personal wealth estimated at £1 million) just reminded me how much I loathed those who rule us. Fox wants to restrict abortion, he opposes gay marriage, he voted for a smoking ban (and then against), he voted for the illegal war in Iraq, he thinks he has a right to tell us how we should live our lives, what we should do with our own bodies. And then that we should recompense him three frigging pence because he cannot be bothered to walk 100 yards down the road.
Fox is by far and away not the most despicable member of the political class. He is merely one of many despicable members of that class who trough it big time as they make our world ever more authoritarian and unpleasant.
If you have never seen, the speech from V for Vendetta have a butchers and then get the whole movie out on DVD in time for Guy Fawkes night.
2042 days ago
2094 days ago
Call Me Dave this week boasted that he wanted “to export gay marriage” around the world. I support the idea that gay men and women should be allowed to get married and divorced just like straight couples. Why should the misery of this institution be the preserve of heterosexuals? Spread the pain. But at every level David Cameron MP just shows himself up as a member of a metropolitan Elite with a particular world view which makes me despise ever more.
My starting point is that as a libertarian I believe that you have every right to do whatever you want with your own body. As such there should be no differentiation in law between gay folk and straight folk. Homosexuality, like playing Hockey, watching Golf or going to Ibiza has never appealed to me personally but whatever floats your boat. So I am glad that gay folk can now get married in the UK. I am glad that my friend Abbe Aronson having broken my heart 28 years ago, marry her girlfriend next year in New York and look forward to attending the ceremony.
But let’s start with the gay community and its priority. Call Me Dave takes a very Western centric view of this. For him the moral crusade is to allow gays to get married across the globe. There are a good number of countries in Europe and States in America where gay marriage is either already legal or where it will become legal at some stage soon. But the “west” is but a small portion of the globe.
There are many countries where homosexuality is illegal. In Iran gays get strung up from cranes. In Gaza and Egypt it may or may not be illegal to be gay but they kill you anyway. In Cameroon it is merely five years in prison that awaits you. Uganda thinks that prison is not enough, gays might “reoffend”, and so is thinking of bring back the death penalty. In Somalia you might get off with prison but if you are in the wrong region (Puntland) it is a ritual stoning that awaits you.
I would have thought that the big issue for the global gay community was not to ensure total equality in a few Western countries, where basically discrimination against gays is minimal or at least not life threatening, but to ensure that gays are not imprisoned or killed in many more countries.
It is a measure of the arrogance of Call Me Dave that he thinks that he can export gay marriage to, say, Texas or Russia, where the folks will say “with respect we do not care what you think.” But with places like Cameroon and Somalia and Gaza Call Me Dave COULD make a difference. For you see we, and the EU, hand over large amounts of foreign aid (most of which is stolen by those in charge) to these places. If we are going to continue handing out aid (which I regret we will) surely we could say that a condition of receiving aid is that homosexuals are not stoned to death or jailed? I am sure that the kleptocrats who run some of these places are more concerned about their Swiss bank accounts than about the sexuality of some of their citizens.
So Call Me Dave could make a real difference to global gay rights in a way that would absolutely change (save?) lives. But instead he grandstands about an issue where he can make no difference and which is a priority only of a small metropolitan elite.
Meanwhile Dave’s obsession with the gay marriage issue also grates when there are so many other issues which concern folk in this country which need to be addressed urgently. I ask you to list your top ten issues. Do they include: the out of control deficit & ballooning national debt, immigration, the EU, Secret Courts & gagging the press, value for money in the NHS, MPs expense and salary abuse; our failed and illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Falling Education standards, tax rates, welfare reform and exporting gay marriage around the world. I offer you eleven issues. Which didn’t make your top ten?
The UK is hurtling towards bankruptcy. Our relationship with the EU is not working. We are still fighting illegal wars, civil liberties are threatened at so many levels, and the Welfare state is failing. That CMD obsesses about a peripheral issue where he can make no difference just makes him seem ever more of a despicable and pathetic little man.
2121 days ago
I was tempted to lead on the news that a Tory MP who I had never heard of was given a standing ovation and embraced warmly at a meeting of his local association this week. For saying that the EU was a joke? That he believed in low taxes, reform of the welfare state or that he took a tough line on law and order? Be serious this is Call Me Dave's new look Tory Party and so it could only be one thing...Daniel Kawczynski outed himself as the UK's first openly bisexual MP. Great..like we give a damn who you shag but it would be kind of pleasing if you could cut the deficit/stand up to the EU, etc.
Now if an MP were to out himself as the UK's first MP not to fiddle his expenses that really would be something. Anyhow it has made Dave Cameron happy. Whatever. But instead I turn to red blooded heterosexual MP William Hague, aka the foreign secretary who would like to be a real macho man ( a great song by those other neo-Cons the YMCA) and get us all involved in the war in Syria. Wow after all the success we have had with our interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt (in flames this weekend) lets make it five straight wins and send lots of weapons (paid for by the UK Money Tree) off to the Islamofascist rebels in Syria.
Please post your captions to this picture in the comments section below by 9 AM on Friday.
For what it is worth my entry is:
As Britain's in Afghanistan/Iraq/Syria prepare to cast their postal votes:
Islamofascist One: I feel that Cameron has let down the moral majority over gay marriage
Islamofascist Two: But William Hague has sent us some nice new weapons
All: So we are agreed - lets vote Conservative
Last week I asked you for captions to this picture
I am afraid that no one trumped the entry from the Evil Son, viz
"We are marching to destroy capitalism so that we do not have to get a proper job"
Which, as it happens, was a real quote from a delegate to the recent People's Assembly. It almost makes you want to give up.
Anyhow let rip with your entries for this week's contest.
2140 days ago
2140 days ago
Filmed in Spitalfields on Monday morning I guess I feel strongly about three issues covered.
1. Tax, prohibition, smoking and what we put into our bodies
2. The corruption of the political class
3. My hero of the year - the PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden and civil liberties
2143 days ago
Last summer we thought that we had heard the last of the dreadful author of crap books Louise Mensch after she got bored of being a Tory MP and quit to spend more time with her family in the US. I guess it is late morning NY time but Mensch’s poor kids have not seen much of mummy so far today as she has spent all morning on twitter.
First up she stuck the boot into RadFem2013. Good for you Louise.
Then she found comments made by a twitterer called @petercoles44 offensive and started tweeting insanely about how someone should call the Met Police, twitter should boot him off, etc.
Coles has now deleted his tweet which offended Mensch prompting the devoted mother to tweet:
Coles appears to have deleted his tweet before the police come knocking at the door. Now make me a sandwich, troll. #feminism
So it is okay for Mensch to stick the boot into the dungaree wearing loons at RadFem2013 in a way which might offend the crackpot wimmin but if someone says something Mensch finds offensive she threatens to call the Old Bill who – as we know – are all too keen on arresting tweeters.
Ooooooo #Girlpower or should that be #fascistcow or #killfreespeech
2143 days ago
No winners from last week’s contest. Let’s hope for more inspired entries this week. And on that matter as I see I am being bashed on twitter for suggesting that we do not give EVEN more money to the world’s third largest employer because the UK Government has so much to spend I come to Mr Ed Balls, MP.
Apparently Ed reckons that the last Labour Government was not profligate and is now starting to outline his vision for how he will bankrupt Britain within five years starting 2015. Sorry, I meant to say: how he will like Gordon Brown be prudent and manage the Nation’s finances responsibly.
And so here is the picture. Post your entries in the comments section below by 9 AM next Friday.
For what it’s worth I am torn between
“Crook and bigot, Sir Patrick Mercer dreams about his remaining two years as an honourable member of parliament”
“Islamofascist Hate preacherAnjem Chowdary offers praise to the source of his £25,000 a year tax free lifestyle package”
“Ed Balls takes advice from Tom Winnifrith's deluded lefty partner and assures us that Labour’s spending plans are fully costed”
2146 days ago
The industrial tribunal concerning Tory MP Mr P, Mrs P and their former lesbian housekeeper gets better and better. I am praying intensely that the housekeeper wins as this is a real corker if true. Naturally if she does win Mr P will do the “honourable thing” like bribe taking Patrick Mercer (Con) or pervert Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock and ….carry on in Parliament claiming full pay and perks.
As you may remember the live-in housekeeper is suing for unfair dismissal claiming Mr and Mrs P sexually harassed her and wanted a threesome. You can read about that on this website here
Life in the P household sounds pretty highly charged. Mr P says that the lesbian housekeeper was in the habit of sunbathing naked. He does not seem to have minded as this went on for a long time. Meanwhile the housekeeper insists that Mr P would frequently walk around the house visible to both Mrs P and the domestic staff completely naked.
Back to basics, sleaze, the mid 1990s or is it 1963?
2146 days ago
2147 days ago
You could not make this up…Call Me Dave’s Conservative party is not having a good week. Patrick Mercer MP is caught taking bribes, there is the Downing Street Sex Scandal but it gets better. A Tory MP (named only as Mr P) and his wife ( Mrs P) are up before an industrial tribunal. Their former housekeeper was a lesbian who had just split up with her partner. She claims that Mr & Mrs P made explicit sex moves on her and wanted a three in a bed session in their South Coast home. She was not interested and is now suing for constructive dismissal in an industrial tribunal which is underway as I write.
In case there is a God, I am fervently praying that a) the housekeeper wins and b) Mr P voted against gay marriage and has made a stack of statements about personal morality, getting back to basics, etc. Whatever one says about Call Me Dave’s Conservative party it is providing great entertainment at the moment.
2150 days ago
Sleazey Tory Patrick Mercer MP has been caught red handed by Panorama taking money from a bogus lobbying firm to ask questions in Parliament about matters relating to Fiji. He did not declare his interests. He is a bribe taking common crook. Yet…
He has resigned the Tory whip to "avoid embarrassing his party" and says he will not seek re-election in 2015. But until then he will carry on trousering a vast salary and expenses and at the end of it get a gold plated pension. His fellow Parliamentarians seem to think this is the “honourable” thing to do. Bollocks it is.
In the private sector such behaviour would result in instant dismissal without compensation. But this is the cozy club of the political classes where the old boys all stick together. One imagines that Mercer is not the only MP who is still taking cash for asking questions.
This should not be a matter on honour but a point of law. If an MP is “on the take” he or she should be fired without compensation at once. The refusal of the political classes to accept this is just another reason they are held in such contempt by the rest of us.
2215 days ago
2261 days ago
It could have been Lasagne but that horse has bolted and so, talking of speeding we turn to Chris Huhne, liar and criminal and ex MP. As Mr Huhne awaits his £70,000 pay off (who said that crime does not pay?) and plays with his £600 iPad (claimed on expenses a few days ago) I ask you to provide a caption for this picture
The winner will receive a Chris Huhne Liar! Criminal! t-shirt, which you can also order (along with the mug & hoodie) here.
For what it’s worth my caption is:
“Where you’re going there won’t be any deliveries this Christmas”
Last week I asked you for captions to this picture
Jon Pickles must be on holiday. No Prince Harry jokes. I thought it was an open goal for him, I am afraid that the independent judge was not impressed by the standard of entries and has again awarded the prize to the evil son of deluded Shipston lefties for:
Following the success of imposing Louise Mensch on Corby, Call Me Dave introduces his three new A-List candidates for winnable marginal rural seats, claiming from his Notting Hill mansion that the Conservative Party really does understand village people
Try to give the independent judge a better choice this week. Post your entries below. The deadline is 9 AM on Friday 8th February.
2267 days ago
As Chris Huhne MP (pro tem) prepares to leave the house of commons to spend some time an another institution full of liars and thieves ( so no change there), twitter erupts into a volley of abuse. Here’s the best
#Huhne has been driven out of office by this scandal. Or did he drive himself?
Vicky Pryce was furious about Trimingham now she’s pleased #Huhne is doing some bird.
Today is a good day to bury bad #Huhne’s..
Clegg ‘I am shocked and saddned that Chris #Huhne has admitted criminaly perverting the course of justice – he should have kept lying’
“Miss Pryce is using an archaic defence called ‘marital coercion’ ‘ So can I use the same thing to get out of shopping?
Nick Clegg says he’s “shocked and saddened” at #Huhne’s admission of guilt. Shocked? Really??? Pull the other one.
feels like Lance Armstrong all over. Years and years of vociferous denials followed by pathetic admission #Huhne
There was an MP named Chris #Huhne/Who suddenly altered his tune/So stop being beastly/The member for Eastleigh/Is exiting parliament soon.
So chris #huhne appears to have united everyone across the political spectrum. They’re all laughing at him #pisstakeofnationalunity
#Huhne admits guilt and resigns as MP. #Berlusconi found guilty and runs for PM. #InterestingDifferencesInAttitudesToCorruption
Lib dems narrowly avoided having utter lying twat as leader..oh, what a minute.. #huhne
Might have Chris Huhne to stay. Perhaps at HMP Parkhurst. #Huhne
I am utterly shocked that the Govt Minister responsible for Windfarms has been found guilty of lying. #Huhne
Urging fellow #Eastleigh residents to put eggs by radiator now in preparation for by-election. Nigel vs Boris? Im already entertained #Huhne
Perverting the course of Justice sounds less sexy when you find out Justice isn’t a person & when you see a picture of Chris #huhne
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2267 days ago
To celebrate the news that Lib Dem MP and windfarm and all round global warming nutter Chris Huhne is now officially a liar and a criminal we offer you the chance to treasure this moment with a new line of T-Shirts, mugs and hoodies available for immediate delivery in a range of colours.
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2267 days ago
Windfarm and general all round global warming nutter and Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne has for months protested his innocence on the charge of perverting the course of justice – that is to say getting his ex wife to take speeding points for him. Today he has pleaded guilty in Court. So Huhne is not only a liar but will very shortly be a convicted criminal too and, fingers crossed, heading off to gaol. Given that during his period of procrastination and lies he has continued to claim MP’s expenses might this multi millionaire now be required to pay them back? I doubt it. Does he get an MP’s normal payoff? I expect so.
And now we face a by-election in Eastleigh, formerly a Tory/Lib Dem marginal. It is hard not to see the Lib Dem vote collapsing given that they are nationally hated and the circumstances of the contest. In that part of the world Labour is about as popular as the late Jimmy Saville and so UKIP will be licking its lips. There is no threat of “letting Labour in” by voting UKIP in this one-off contest. One imagines that the traditional Tories of Eastleigh are not exactly enthused by the tone of Call Me Dave’s conservatism. And so this may be the day. The odds have to be on a result of Conservative, UKIP, Lib Dem, Labour and then the assorted loons, but you never know. I would imagine that round at UKIP headquarters the excitement is tangible.
2268 days ago
Nick de Bois is a Conservative MP who I had never heard of until he popped up on my TV screen yesterday expressing his disappointment that there were to be no additional tax breaks handed out to married couples as a trade off for the Tories allowing gay marriage. His argument was that tax breaks should be given “to those who really need it” – married couples. What a loathsome bigot.
The State should not be in the business of using the taxes paid by all of us (whatever our personal state of affairs), to reward those whose lifestyles it approves off (i.e. married folk rather than those who opt to remain single or co-habit). There should be no financial bonuses for following one moral code rather than another.
Moreover it is patently NOT married couples who most need tax breaks. Those who most need tax breaks (in fact taking out of the tax system altogether) are low earners as that makes work rather than welfare a more attractive option. Increasing the gap between those who opt to work on low incomes rather than living off the state should be the focus of change in the tax system. Whether low earners are married or not is irrelevant. And why should high earners get a break just because they follow a lifestyle approved by moral gauleiters such as Nick de Bois MP?
That this horrible little man thinks that concessions need to be handed out to get him to support gay marriage says it all, about him. As long as it effects no third party in an adverse fashion folks should be allowed to do what they want and in terms of sexuality that means that gays should be allowed to get married, go to bathhouses or whatever. It does not float my boat but it should not be up to me, the State or the loathsome de Bois to dictate acts of personal choice.
Nick de Bois MP you are a loathsome bigot. And an economic illiterate to boot.