Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The deceits of the political class

This is Tulip Siddiq, standing next year in Hampstead and Kilburn upon the retirement of Glenda Jackson. Tulip may look winsome and naive, but she's a shrewd political operator, whose publicity photos include both one of her in Father Christmas gear as well as one of her meeting women in burqas. Tulip's not quite the innocent little local girl that her publicity suggests; as the Guardian reports, "Her CV includes being policy adviser to Jowell, deputy field director for Miliband's leadership campaign, press officer for London Labour, a researcher for Philip Gould Associates, a researcher for the Greater London Authority, a caseworker for the MP Harry Cohen and a job at Amnesty International". But not, of course, any trace of a real job.

And no doubt Will Straw and Stephen Kinnock who, like Jack Dromey, have been accorded the status of honorary women for the purposes of the selection process, will do their best to convince voters that it's their skills at cake-making or white water rafting that suit them for office rather than their nepotistic placement. 

The research about Labour packing its selection lists with members of the political class was carried out by the Guardian, but is well hidden in the online edition; the Mail on the other hand makes a major story out of it. Next year Weird Ed will ask voters to pick Tulip and her chums to pack Parliament with a cohort of MPs more out of touch with ordinary people, more remote from everyday life and more ignorant of mainstream Britain than at any time since the passing of the 1832 Reform Act. 

They really haven't learned a thing, have they?

16 comments:

wiggiatlarge said...

No they haven't, but you can bet the vote for a donkey with a rosette on it brigade will ensure they will take their seats as representatives of the "people" next year.

Anonymous said...

Itz coz they wantz to makz a difference!

Holier than anybody!!!

Oh God - dear God preserve us from the sanctimony of the left.

Forsooth! The Piety of the left, holiness and Cant - it knows no bounds..............fill yer boots Tulip because power for powers sake and doing it for Islam is the thing.

And remember, boy heaven help you, it you get in their way. BE AFRAID, be very afraid, suffer of all the furies of hell, they will chase you to eternity - and there will be a rending: for their fangs are vicious and long and their thirst has no slaking.

Anonymous said...

That's where the new GE battle lines should be drawn. Voting for a real person who has previously had, or still has, a real job.

Coney Island

DeeDee99 said...

Why should they learn when they have millions of tribal voters who would vote for a pig with a red rosette stuck on it.

Fortunately, a reasonable proportion of the Labour vote seems to be waking up and instead of transferring their vote to another Party of the Establishment, they are switching to UKIP.

I hope enough do so to deprive Stephen Kinnock, Will Straw, Euan Blair and the rest of the red Princelings from a seat.

Peter Ward said...

"Labour has a Future Candidates programme which helps give people from non-political backgrounds the skills to run for selection."

What "skills" are required before you can even be considered for selection? I hate to think...

Anonymous said...

Odd how Muslims do vote for pigs, when it suits them ...

Anon 2 said...

They really haven't learned a thing, have they?

They don't need to learn - what they do keeps on working. If the selectors choose foreign, young, and female ... Why would Britons care?

Anonymous said...

If nothing else all candidates standing at a GE should have been resident (i.e. paying full council tax) in that constituency for at least 6 years before the date of the GE (so they've been through at least one previous GE there). That should sort out a lot of the "issues".

Anonymous said...

Oh, and when elected their home (i.e. where they pay council tax and get expenses from the HoC for their main home) should also be in their constituency. If they want to rent somewhere in the capital that's up to them, especially those within "commuting" range. Or just tart up a block of flats within the M25 for MPs on HoC business. I dare say there are plenty about!

mikebravo said...

She looks like the perfect representative for all of the brain dead goons that will vote for her. May they all be very happy together in lala land.
She with the power to lie and corrupt and they with the warm fuzzy feeling of being on the winning team.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Sorry - YAH but they know loads of stuff and are really freaky luverly and work lots for charities and good causes and stuff, love the ethnics, hate the Brits and they always go up to Glasto for some good skunk and great wellie sex.

Demetrius said...

Unfair to The Landed Gentry. The land owning elite pre 1832 mostly had a good idea of what was going on in their estates. They did enough hunting and shooting over them, never mind dealing with the accounts and the legal matters. Don't be beguiled by Jane Austen etc. and the few who may have been detached. A lot of them knew their way around.

Ian Hills said...

Will Straw has indeed had a proper job. He used to sell drugs until a reporter got nicked for entrapping him.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I'm sorry to say that Jack Straw is an old schoolmate. The shame, the shame. He got in on a county scholarship of course, you know, those things his party abolished so that nobody could follow them up the ladder.

Oh well at least I can claim Douglas Adams too.

Anonymous said...

Essex boy?

Still, I suppose all areas have em, he went to Uni in Leeds - much to my eternal shame - if I'd have known then what I know now - I'd have arranged a wee chat.

G. Tingey said...

DD99
Or indeed a monkey with a blue rosette on it ...
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE - or haven't you got that yet?