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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Labour MPs are lying, thieving dogs, says Oborne

In a remarkable piece in this morning's Telegraph, Peter Oborne concludes that Labour MPs, and the greater caucus of the Labour party as a whole, are a bunch of crooked, dishonest, thieving dogs. Those people who are already criminally inclined will join the Labour rather than the Tory party and then use our democratic institutions to rob, cheat, steal and defraud. 

With six Labour MPs seeing the inside of jail cells for stealing our tax money and now the Reverend Doctor Flowers running the lefties' bank like a Catford shabeen (Oborne describes MacShane as "one of the most dishonest characters with whom I have ever had the misfortune to do business") Oborne has a point. Nor is his piece entirely without balance; "Of course there are many wholly honest Labour MPs – and quite a number of Conservatives MPs are repulsive" but generally he links fundamental crookedness to Socialism.

Oborne also suggests "the readiness of Labour MPs to fabricate their expenses is symbolic of a wider philosophical disposition: a structural tolerance of lying and cheating as a justification for political action" and offers as examples the 'grotesque techniques' of Damian McBride and Labour's lies on Iraq weapons, Europe, Immigration, the Economy and so on. 

So, Oborne is saying, you can't trust any of them as far as you can spit, neither Tory, LibDem nor Labour, but you can trust Labour least of all. It may be bleedin' obvious but it's well worth repeating. However, by displaying this degree of unambiguous honesty on the pages of the Telegraph, I fear Oborne may soon go the way of the great Heffers, who also spoke the truth too clearly. 


Helen O said...

Don't steal, don't lie and don't cheat. The government hates competition!

Anonymous said...

Socialism, Marxism, Communism, Labour what's in a name but casuistry?

Communism, amounts to the same thing: public theft. The financial misappropriation of an individual's assets, it eventually causes economic catastrophe by and on behalf of the state.
It must follow that; the ranks of any Socialist-Communist political party are filled by knaves, peculators and outright crooks.

G. Tingey said...

Given the number of Tory MP's who fiddled their expenses ... err .. Pot, meet Kettle?

Not so - if you want outright crooks - I give you
Ernest Marples - what a swine!
And a thoroughgoing Tory, too.

visc said...

I come from the initial perspective of finding Labour vile, but I no longer buy the line that there is fag paper between the two parties. It is now merely the flavour of corrupt (and internal justification) that is different. A pox on all of them.

Anonymous said...

"All animals are equal"...

"But some are more equal then others"

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

It's a bit of a stale story now to prattle on about Common Purpose - but it so well fits in with what has happened to our politicians.

All that stuff about leading beyond one's authority and leaders of tomorrow is so descriptive of a class of people who have put themselves above normal moral behaviour.

When we have career Labour councillors awarding themselves £50,000 in expenses we realise that Orwell's pigs are up on their hind trotters and drinking anything but beer.

Anonymous said...

G Tingey: " the number of Tory MP's who fiddled their expenses ... err .. Pot, meet Kettle? "

Let's not forget Derek Conway, nor forget how all his colleagues turned on him like a pack of hyenas.

He had only being doing what they were all doing, after all.

But yes, he was a Tory.