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    Lib Dems Jo Swinson exudes the stale odour of rotten remainer movement

    Jo Swinson, the recently elected and youthful leader of the Liberal Democrats, likes to see herself as a breath of fresh air in British politics. Yet in reality, she exudes the stale odour of the rotten Remainer movement in all its fanatical opposition to the EU referendum verdict and its unhinged worship of Brussels.

    This week, at its annual conference in Bournemouth, her party showed the true face of its European fanaticism. By an overwhelming majority, her activists backed a new hardline policy to overturn the referendum result, revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit, all without any further public vote. Swinson called the move bold. But dictatorial and undemocratic would be a better description.

    The adoption of this radical anti-Brexit stance is a desperate step from a callow, unimpressive politician.

    In her speech on Tuesday, Swinson spoke of her ambition to be the next prime minister, but it is a goal that deserves to be treated with derision.

    She has neither the authority nor the experience for the highest office.

    In five years of Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition, she left no mark.

    This is a party leader with even lower approval ratings than Jeremy Corbyn, himself widely regarded as an inept, far-Left ideologue.

    An opinion poll this month showed that 19 percent of voters think that Corbyn would “make the best prime minister”, compared to just 16 percent for Swinson. Boris Johnson, on the other hand, polled 44 percent.

    The great Liberal tradition of Gladstone and Lloyd George is now in the hands of a sanctimonious lightweight, like a nursery school teacher trying to control a class of toddlers.

    Devoid of imagination or originality, her address in Bournemouth was just a string of Left-wing platitudes, held together by the central theme of her antipathy to Brexit.


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    The shaming of Keith Vaz: A sordid saga of sex and drugs - and a disgraceful bid to wriggle off the hook

    According to Keith Vaz, that night with the two rent boys was all a dreadful misunderstanding.

    The young escorts he had invited to his flat with the words 'We need to get this party started' were, in fact, professional decorators. They had kindly dropped round at 11.30pm on a Saturday evening 'to discuss interior décor' in his apartment and, because he was a busy MP, this was the only time he could meet them. So begins the former chairman of the Commons' home affairs select committee's explanation for the sordid night three years ago when he paid two male prostitutes for sex and offered to buy cocaine for a third.

    Yesterday, the married father-of-two's explanation was branded 'frankly ludicrous' by the Commons' standards committee. In an excoriating 69-page report, they demolished the former Labour grandee's lies, obfuscation and desperate attempts to escape censure. And they revealed that, when Mr Vaz's absurd claims about the decorators began to unravel, he resorted to pleading amnesia. The committee said paid-for sex between consenting adults was not illegal, but Mr Vaz's attempts to mislead the inquiry brought shame on him.

    Call me Jim

    The inquiry by the standards commissioner concerned the evening of August 27, 2016, at a well-appointed £400,000 Edgware flat belonging to Mr Vaz, a 10-minute walk from his £2.2million marital home. As the rent boys undressed, one of them asked his name and the MP for Leicester East replied 'Jim', telling his Eastern European guests he was a washing machine repair man. Alas, the ruse was pointless because they were fully aware of his true identity and one of them was secretly recording the proceedings on his phone for the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

    Eight days later, it published its expose, including extracts of the home affairs chairman – whose committee was tasked with monitoring crime, immigration and drugs policy on behalf of the nation – discussing illegal drugs, unprotected sex and money. He resigned as chairman days later.

    Only now has Mr Vaz's 'implausible' version of events been made public, after the commissioner's inquiry finished and her findings were endorsed by the Commons' standards committee which published a report yesterday. It tells how the MP insisted he and his wife had planned an 'ambitious' renovation at their house and needed to quickly refurbish the flat to serve as their temporary home. Because of his crowded diary of engagements – which included a football match and a birthday party – he could not meet the 'decorators' until late in the evening on Saturday August 27.

    On the Sunday Mirror's tape, Mr Vaz can allegedly be heard calling one of the men 'a naughty bugger', and informing him: 'I'm getting very horny.' Yesterday the committee concluded: 'The notion that the men were at Mr Vaz's flat in connection with painting and decorating is incredible. The recording contains no evidence of any conversation about …decorating.'

    Paid for sex

    Commissioner Kathryn Stone said: 'Mr Vaz has told me he has never paid for sex. Sexual activity took place...I believe Mr Vaz paid for that activity.' Mr Vaz and his visitors reminisced about other prostitutes including one who 'forgot the condom', with the MP recalling: 'I had to f**k him without a condom.'

    The report said: 'No reasonable person who has listened to the audio recording could believe his claim that the purpose of the two men's visit was to discuss interior decoration. Mr Vaz's claims … are, frankly, ludicrous.'


    As the trio waited for a third rent boy – a Romanian – Mr Vaz offered to buy him cocaine, the report found. The MP – who in 2010 demanded action against the 'dangerous' cocaine trade – said he did not want any but would be willing to pay for the Romanian to have some, the tape revealed. The report said: 'The men can be heard discussing 'poppers', 'weed' and 'coke'. Mr Vaz was the first to mention 'coke' that evening.' In 2016, the Met examined the case but did not to take any action. Mr Vaz told the commissioner the recording could not be relied on and insisted he had never taken drugs.


    Initially, Mr Vaz tried to dismiss the Sunday Mirror's investigation as bearing 'no relation to what actually occurred'. But when asked by the commissioner what had really occurred, he pleaded amnesia. He claimed his drink must have been spiked. The inquiry said the one-hour-40-minute recording proved he had not been incapacitated, as he spoke freely to the prostitutes.

    The report said: 'He knew about their pet dog, the study plans of one of the men, their travels and their overdraft. These are not the details most people would know about their decorators.' The commissioner found it 'extremely puzzling' that Mr Vaz did not wheel out his amnesia claims until later in the inquiry. She added that the fact Mr Vaz was calling himself a false name also undermined his claims.

    His wife

    The MP's wife of 26 years, Maria Fernandes, revealed in an interview with the Mail a week after the story broke how he had begged her for forgiveness – contradicting Mr Vaz's claims he had not spoken to her, said the standards commissioner, who added: 'Mr Vaz's wife said that she said she had had no inkling that her husband enjoyed sex with men. The article said Mr Vaz had told his wife 'something was going to break [in a newspaper], that it was bad...While he did not go into detail, he did concede – to his wife's incredulity – that his infidelity involved men'.

    His excuses

    The report said Mr Vaz 'has done himself no favours by his inability to provide a single, consistent, plausible account.' It revealed the lengths he went to 'throw dust in the eyes of the commissioner and the committee', adding he 'has done his best to complicate, obfuscate and confuse the inquiry'. The MP claimed he was the victim of conmen and produced a 'dossier' of claims about the rent boys, including that one had a 'conviction for littering from a vehicle'. This was rejected as irrelevant. He claimed the Sunday Mirror's tape was 'doctored' but an independent expert found it was not. He complained he was the victim of 'entrapment'. But the committee said the sting had not 'fostered' Mr Vaz's misconduct, but rather had exposed it.

    The report said: 'There is no evidence to suggest that Mr Vaz was being steered in directions he was unwilling to go.' The committee said it was 'difficult, to put it mildly' to accept his excuses. It said the inquiry could have been finished long ago if he had told the truth.

    • Mr Vaz was cleared of failing to declare a conflict of interest when his committee produced reports on prostitution and drugs.

    The shaming of Keith Vaz: A disgraceful bid to wriggle off ...

    30 X 2019.

    This dirty Indian who was first a solicitor then a MP certainly prospered in the UK.

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    David Cameron? He's a spiv. John Major? Grander than Mrs T. And Maggie herself? Socially insecure!

    David Cameron? He's a spiv. John Major? Grander than Mrs T. And Maggie herself? Socially insecure! In the final part of our series, society diarist KENNETH ROSE takes an ink-tipped stiletto to the entire political class

    I am deeply disturbed by the conduct of David Cameron, the PM, who has declared a planning free-for-all in the construction industry, apparently in return for huge donations to the Conservative Party. He is not a true Tory

    Newspaper diarist Kenneth Rose kept many of his most sensational stories for his private journals — now published following his death in 2014.

    Over the past days, in our exclusive serialisation, they have provided a sparkling insight into members of the Royal Family.

    Today, in our final extract, he reveals the waspish asides and barbed comments of key political figures . . .

    July 31, 1979

    Lunch with [former PM] Harold Wilson at the Travellers Club. He is smart and spry in a well-cut, very dark brown suit, with starched cuffs and elaborate cufflinks.

    Some talk of anti-Semitism, especially [Labour politician] Ernest Bevin’s. Wilson has heard of the relish with which Bevin, on becoming Minister of Labour and National Service in 1940, boasted that he would call up all the East End Jews.

    ‘Real working-class anti-Semitism’, says Wilson.

    On Denis Healey, Wilson says: ‘Once a man has been a Communist, his mind runs on intellectual tramlines.’

    August 1

    I ask [lawyer and political adviser] Arnold Goodman whether Harold Wilson ever tried to become head of an Oxford or Cambridge college. Arnold says that Wilson would have liked it, but only a grand one, like Trinity, Cambridge.

    April 14, 1982

    George Morpeth [Earl of Carlisle] tells me that when Dorothy Macmillan, tiring of [her affair] with Bob Boothby, returned to [PM] Harold Macmillan, there was no emotional reconciliation or apology. The doorbell rang, and there she was with her suitcase. She said: ‘Are there any letters?

    December 6, 1983

    Lunch with Harold Macmillan at Birch Grove. For a man approaching his 90th year, he looks in splendid shape. During the Falklands campaign, the old war horse felt the smoke of battle in his nostrils again when he called on Mrs Thatcher and was asked for his advice. ‘You see, nobody at No 10 had ever fought a war before. So I told her how to run it, with a small War Cabinet, and she wrote down everything I said in a small notebook.’

    [Michael] Heseltine is one of the few members of the Thatcher Government for whom he has respect. Norman Tebbit is another. On Mrs Thatcher: ‘I worked for a united country. She is narrow and hard, a middle-class megalomaniac.’

    December 15

    When gold sovereigns were changed to paper money, Macmillan commented:
    ‘One never then knew what to give one’s [gun] loader.’

    September 23, 1985

    Ted Heath most affable at a dinner in Tite Street. I tell him how impressed I was by Nixon when we met. Ted agrees and says it was absurd for him to be disgraced over Watergate. When Ted was in China soon afterwards, [Premier] Zhou Enlai said to him: ‘This is ridiculous isn’t it? After all, we all tap our opponents’ telephones.’

    January 11, 1986

    Macmillan on the House of Lords: ‘Such a wonderful place for an old man: you cannot walk 20 yards without finding a bar and a lavatory.’

    April 17

    Harold Wilson tells me that he has long appreciated Mrs Thatcher’s personal kindness to him. During his serious illness a few years ago, she was the first to send him flowers. She also offered him a car and driver.

    March 23, 1982

    Norman St John-Stevas [Tory politician] would passionately like the Commons Speakership after George Thomas. I tell him how discreet he would have to be. He replies: ‘There are the weekends.’

    June 9

    John Grigg [historian] tells me that Michael Foot [Labour leader] is now absolutely besotted with admiration for Margaret Thatcher’s handling of the Falklands crisis and the assault on the Argentine forces.

    June 22

    [High commissioner to India] Robert Wade-Gery tells me how Mrs Thatcher continues to use senior people, especially those at the Foreign Office, as doormats. I ask Robert why they don’t stand up to her. He replies: ‘Because she’s a woman.

    October 12

    Nico Henderson [ambassador to the U.S.] was at the PM’s dinner at No 10 last night for the Falklands operation. At the end of the meal, Margaret Thatcher said: ‘Shall we join the ladies?’

    March 12, 1983

    When the Duke of Devonshire joined the SDP, the Labour MP Eric Varley said: ‘He will bring to the party that common touch which [SDP leader] Roy Jenkins lacks.’

    June 9, 1982:

    John Grigg [historian] tells me that Michael Foot [Labour leader] is now absolutely besotted with admiration for Margaret Thatcher’s handling of the Falklands crisis and the assault on the Argentine forces

    I hear that John Major, despite professing to be the simple man, has a yearning for grandeur

    November 13

    [Tory Environment Minister] William Waldegrave tells me of a meeting at No 10 on local government reform, at which Mrs Thatcher, on being told that the whole of the Tory Establishment would be against her, replied: ‘Good!

    June 11, 1985

    I hear that Mrs Tebbit, wife of the Industry Minister, still paralysed after the Brighton Grand Hotel bomb outrage, is being helped with her considerable medical expenses by both the PM and the Duke of Westminster.

    August 17

    John King [chairman of British Airways] tells me: ‘The Prime Minister relies too much on Denis, who was never more than the director of a small company. So he read the balance sheet of Rolls-Royce, and without wider knowledge said that the company was bust. It wasn’t.’

    November 19, 1986

    [Tory MP] Julian Amery tells me that when Ian Harvey had to resign as Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office after being found with a Guardsman under the bushes in St James’s Park, Harold Macmillan could scarcely understand his foolishness. ‘Why didn’t he put the Guardsman into his official car and drive him home?’

    A Private Secretary said: ‘But Prime Minister, Under-Secretaries do not have official cars.’

    A few days later, there came an edict from No 10. In future, Under-Secretaries were to have official cars.

    July 27, 1988

    Julian Amery tells me that during a well-contested election at Preston North in October 1964, he remembered that there was a French Carmelite nunnery in the constituency. So he called on the Mother Superior, and so charmed her with French and flattery that she agreed to allow the nuns to vote.

    Which way will they vote?’ he tactfully inquired. ‘There are 15 nuns,’ replied the Mother Superior. ‘Fourteen of them are Conservatives. The 15th will be doing penance that day.

    Julian scraped in by 14 votes —20,566 to 20,552.

    January 18, 1989

    To the Royal Fine Art Commission, where the Prime Minister introduces a report on the state of London. I ask [Mrs Thatcher] what restoration is taking place at Marlborough House.

    This provokes her into some splendidly indiscreet remarks about its tenants, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and indeed about the Commonwealth itself. She says: ‘Why should we spend all that money restoring the building for them?’

    I suggest that Marlborough House should become the home of the Prince of Wales. She likes the idea. She adds that it was she who suggested that the Prince should establish his offices in St James’s Palace to get him away from Kensington Palace: not good to live over the shop.

    May 2

    Dine with [Tory MP and diarist] Alan Clark at the Beefsteak. He is most entertaining on the fear inspired by the PM among her ministers. She conveys her disapproval in a minute to the minister’s Private Secretary.

    The usual victim is [Foreign Secretary] Geoffrey Howe. This would not matter very much except that the rebuke is copied to the Private Secretaries of any other department that may have an interest in the matter. So all Whitehall knows.

    December 27

    [BBC chairman] Dukie Hussey tells me that when Mrs Thatcher visited Salzburg, she was taken to the much-praised production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte. At the end of the first act, she said how outraged she was by ‘this most immoral opera’.

    Macmillan: Maggie is a megalomaniac

    August 27, 1990

    William Waldegrave tells me that when someone expressed surprise to Harold Macmillan that the Iranians had done surprisingly well in the long war against Iraq, he replied: ‘Of course they did well. They shot all their generals before they began.

    1 November

    Peter Carrington says that when Ted Heath became PM, he once said to Peter: ‘Of course, you live near my house now,’ i.e. Chequers.

    Peter replied: ‘No, Ted. You lodge temporarily near my house.’

    September 27, 1991

    Dinner party for Jim and Audrey Callaghan. Jim tells me that, walking out of Westminster Abbey after the memorial service for Elizabeth Home [wife of former PM Alec Douglas-Home], he found himself next to Ted Heath. It was the morning Mrs Thatcher had resigned — and Ted turned to Jim and said: ‘I had better compose my features so the photographers will not record my true feelings.’

    April 18, 1992

    I have a talk with [Tory politician] Anthony Nutting. He describes trying to brief Winston Churchill on the [first] ‘cod war’ with Iceland. But the PM was not interested. Anthony swears that he could hear the BBC Light Programme coming out of the old man’s hearing aid.

    April 22, 1991

    There has always been something socially insecure about Mrs T. When [Tory political hostess] Rosemary Wolff was staying with the Carringtons one weekend, the Thatchers came over from Chequers to dine.

    The other women wore simple shirts and long skirts; Mrs T. came dressed as for a State Banquet at the Palace. What a class-conscious nation we are.

    Rosemary also tells me that when Ted Heath visited grand houses, they treated him like an RAF officer billeted on them during the war.

    August 28

    I hear that when Charles de Gaulle was succeeded as President of France by Pompidou, he said: ‘It’s like being cuckolded by one’s chauffeur.’

    Mrs Thatcher never minded what sort of plane she had; but if it went too fast, she would certainly see that it reduced its cruising speed in order to save petrol

    May 30, 1992

    I hear that John Major, despite professing to be the simple man, has a yearning for grandeur.

    He has police outriders, which Mrs Thatcher never had. And he is now to get a powerful official plane.

    Mrs Thatcher never minded what sort of plane she had; but if it went too fast, she would certainly see that it reduced its cruising speed in order to save petrol.

    November 15, 1993

    William Waldegrave tells me that when he was Ted Heath’s Political Secretary, he would be rung up out of the blue by peppery colonels who would say [for instance]: ‘What we want as Prime Minister is not an old queer like Heath, but a fine upstanding gentleman like Jeremy Thorpe.’ At that very moment, William had on his desk the Home Office files on Jeremy’s private life.

    June 21, 1995

    [Former Foreign Secretary] Peter Carrington tells me the story of Mrs Thatcher who, when she met Chairman Mao, asked him out of politeness an initial question about what he thought of the world outlook.

    He spoke without interruption for 20 minutes. Mrs T. then interrupted him with a rap of her ring on the table.

    Chairman Mao said: ‘I have not finished,’ and continued for another 20 minutes. In the midst of the second instalment Peter Carrington passed her a note: ‘Talking too much, as usual, Margaret.’

    November 7, 1996

    Tony Lambton [Earl of Durham, former Tory MP] tells me the PM offered James Goldsmith a peerage if he would abandon his Referendum campaign before the next General Election. ‘Yes,’ he replied, ‘if it’s a dukedom.’

    January 25, 1997

    I was shocked to hear that not long after Jeremy Thorpe had been acquitted of an attempted murder conspiracy, he asked [Harold Wilson’s political secretary] Marcia Falkender at No 10 if she could arrange for him to receive a peerage.

    March 24, 2000

    Johnnie Nutting tells me a story of Jonathan Aitken’s arrival in prison. He was interviewed by a psychologist, who asked him: ‘How big is your immediate family?’ ‘Five.’ ‘And how many people not of your family know you are in prison?’

    ‘Oh, I suppose about 20 million.’ The psychologist put him down as a megalomaniac.

    June 28

    In Oxford, I meet the Vice-Chancellor, Colin Lucas, who seems shell-shocked still by the monstrously unfair attack on Oxford’s supposed ‘elitism’ by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown. Lucas tells me that one of the senior Treasury team told him: ‘I don’t know why you take the Chancellor so seriously. We never do.’

    Lunch with By
    KENNETH ROSE FOR THE DAILY MAIL William Shawcross at Café Flo. Someone told him that there is not a single monarchist in Blair’s Cabinet. When William told this to John Major, John said that in his Cabinet there was not a single republican.

    August 6, 2002

    Lunch with Charles Moore at the Savoy. I do not envy his task of writing Mrs Thatcher’s life in three volumes. He tells me that Mrs T. suffers from a common delusion among the old, that she has no money. In fact, she earns millions from lecturing alone.

    September 10, 2003

    Lunch with Peter Carrington at White’s. He had Margaret Thatcher to lunch at Bledlow recently. Although diminished in health, she said she would never have invaded Iraq. Nor of course would Peter have done so.
    Peter tells me a story about [French] President Giscard d’Estaing when taken to see Blenheim. He said: ‘What a large house for such a small victory.’

    September 11

    A poignant story of Margaret Thatcher, who, a few weeks after Denis’s death, braced herself to go through all his clothes and sent most of them to Oxfam.

    The next day, their son Mark arrived and said: ‘What happened to all the clothes I left here?’ Margaret had gone to the wrong room and thrown out his clothes.

    March 10, 2006

    John Profumo died yesterday at the age of 91. How piquant that his downfall should have been caused by lying to the House of Commons about his affair with Christine Keeler. Who does not lie to the House of Commons nowadays?

    June 8

    [Historian and life peer] Hugh Thomas tells me that Black Rod, in the House of Lords, has a disconcerting habit of asking a new peer: ‘How much did you pay for it?’

    There are three sorts of response: (a) outraged silence; (b) a nervous giggle, and (c) a bold, ironic ‘£200,000’.

    April 7, 2009

    Lunch with Peter Carrington at White’s. He tells me of the worst row he ever had with Mrs Thatcher when he was Foreign Secretary.

    In front of Robert Armstrong [the PM’s Principal Private Secretary] and Michael Palliser [her Special Adviser], she rebuked him for his policy on Israel, which she said was much resented by her Jewish constituents in Finchley.

    Peter replied: ‘I thought it was the policy of the Government, not mine alone. But if you think that our policy should be based on whether or not it satisfies your Jewish constituents, you had better get yourself another foreign policy and another Foreign Secretary.’

    And he went out, slamming the door. Later in the day, he passed the PM in a corridor, who said: ‘That didn’t go very well this morning.’

    As Peter says to me: ‘That was as near as she ever got to an apology.’

    March 7, 2010

    Peter Carrington was talking to Margaret Thatcher the other day and said: ‘I had no idea you were going to turn out as you did.’ She said: ‘Nor did I.’

    September 13, 2011

    I am deeply disturbed by the conduct of David Cameron, the PM, who has declared a planning free-for-all in the construction industry, apparently in return for huge donations to the Conservative Party. He is not a true Tory at heart but a spivvy Etonian entrepreneur.

    Lunch with By KENNETH ROSE FOR THE DAILY MAIL William Shawcross at Café Flo. Someone told him that there is not a single monarchist in Blair’s Cabinet. When William told this to John Major, John said that in his Cabinet there was not a single republican.

    Extracted from Who Loses, Who Wins: The Journals Of Kenneth Rose, Vol. II 1979-2014, edited by D.R. Thorpe and published by Weidenfeld on November 14 at £30.© The Estate of Kenneth Rose and D.R. Thorpe 2019.

    Society diarist KENNETH ROSE takes an ink-tipped stiletto ...

    06 XI 2019.

  5. #44

    Emily Thornberry is everything that’s wrong with Labour

    Emily Thornberry - she sums up the sneering contempt that Labour now has for working-class people.

    Labour leadership hopeful Emily Thornberry was hauled over the coals on The Andrew Neil Show last night. In particular, she was pressed on her sneering attitude towards working-class voters.

    Footage from an event called ‘Love Socialism, Hate Brexit’ last year shows Thornberry laughing at her colleague Dawn Butler’s suggestion that ‘If you don’t hate Brexit, even if you voted for it, there’s something wrong with you’. Neil accused her of ‘joining in the sneering at Brexit voters’.

    It’s not the first time that Thornberry, who lives in a £2million house in Islington with her husband Sir Christopher Nugee QC, has been accused of turning her nose up at working-class people – all the while standing for a party that is supposed to represent them.

    In 2014, the Islington South MP infamously tweeted a picture of a house with England flags and a white van outside, giving it the caption ‘Image from Rochester’. She was forced to resign from the shadow cabinet. The resident of that house branded her a ‘snob’, telling the Sun that Labour MPs ‘need to get out of their mansions and visit the working class’.

    During the 2017 election, Thornberry suggested voters were more interested in Theresa May’s hair than policy. ‘It is not good enough for people to be saying “I like Theresa May’s hair”, or “I like that shade of blue”. Politics is not about that’, she said on ITV’s Peston, delivering a stern rebuke to the supposedly superficial public.

    Following Labour’s catastrophic defeat at the
    2019 General Election, former Labour MP Caroline Flint claimed that Thornberry had recently told a colleague representing a northern, pro-Leave seat that ‘I’m glad my voters aren’t as stupid as yours’. (Though Thornberry strongly denies this and has threatened legal action against Flint.)

    Emily Thornberry’s sneering contempt for the masses sums up everything that’s wrong with the Labour Party today. For all the internal debate about whether Labour needs to leave behind Corbynism or Blairism or both, it is Thornberryism that most urgently needs exorcising.

    The 2 female leaders that would get my vote would be Gisela Steward (the party trolled then dumped her for being a democrat.) & Kate Hoey (tough, practical, and believes in nation, borders and citizen democracy.) Not impressed with the current bunch of Luvvies who want the status of rulers but with no accountability to voters and the real decisions made by the E.U. and global corporate lobbyists.

    Don’t forget her car crash interview with Dermot Murnaghan. She was supposed to be shadow foreign Secretary, but she didn’t know the name of her French counterpart or anything else much she should have known. But instead of simply accepting the point and moving on, she accused Murnaghan of sexism and “pub quizzing” her.

    If you want to attempt the very tricky task of preaching equality to those who you know must be inferior by definition, then you need to hide your elitism very well. Thanks to Emily and her ilk, the founding leftist deceit or supremacist assumption (that dumb plebs should bow to their intellectual and moral superiors) is now in full public view, hopefully fatally.

    Obese, pompous, snobbish and entitled. Awful.

    Another fundamental difference is that Labour people like Hooey and Flint didn’t value leftist dogmas more than their voters’ interests, knowing that politicians must represent and serve the people, not the reverse. They refused leftist elitism

    Emily Thornberry is everything that’s wrong with Labour ...24 I 2020.

    So many of these ‘politicians’ are useless SLUGS.

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