Thursday, March 30, 2006

Georgeous George is brilliant

You've got to hand it to him. Georgeous George Galloway beat the 'Fake Sheikh' rap and dodged the News of the World's dastardly secret weapon for finding out pretentious wanna-be high flyers (usually minor royals, england football coaches etc.).

Georgeie pays tribute, as he often does, to himself in his Guardian column (here). As he says,

"I knew from the minute I met them that they were impostors. I suspected I was in the midst of a shakedown, which later investigation proved to be the case.

There's more to this than glee at having become the first to outfox the "fake sheikh", or even schadenfreude at the discomfort of the News of the Screws. Those who doubted that there are powerful forces out there determined to discredit me must now surely agree that just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get me."

Wow- George I'm impressed. Three chancers from the NOTW try to con you ad you managed to find them out (btw why DID you stay till midnight if you knew it was a con?)

Perhaps Georgie's instincts were heightened by the previous sting pulled by the SUN, wherein a pretty young thing from the Sun's photocopy room successfully lured him into all sorts of ridiculous behaviour.


"Sad to report, it didn’t get a whole lot better. As he “romanced” me with gifts of a teddy bear and chocolates, he continually referred to me as “darling” and “sweetheart”.
And he reeled off a string of oily one-liners, boasting about his sexiness and how he fancied younger women. Oh dear."

Nice try George, but we guessed you were a sucker anyway.

Israeli Election results

Kadima: 28
Labor: 20
Shas: 13
Yisrael Beiteinu: 12
Likud: 11
NRP-National Union: 9
Gil-Pensioners Party: 7
United Torah Judaism: 6
Meretz: 4
United Arab List: 4
Balad: 3
Hadash: 3

The Result means that Ariel Sharon's centrist Kadima party has been hugely successful, albeit with a low turnout. This paves the way for the removal of settlers from the least sustainable situations, but will surely mean a permanent land grab of the best agricultural land and a Palestinian state crippled from its inception.

An interesting piece in the Telegraph today. An ex-Mossad agent talks about the need for a 'do-nothing' approach to suffocate the Palestinian Authority and destroy Hamas.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

BBC 3 - Mindfield, the worst ever?

I was on TV last night. Not that I bothered to watch it. BBC 3's Mindfield programme (presented by June Sarpong), designed to connect the yoof of today with some serious intellectual debate was painful enough the first time round.

You have to understand that in Kilroy-style discussion programmes the format is a little unappealing. There's lot's of shouting and you don't have to be an expert as a result. Just play up to the crowd and you'll be fine.

Strangely, for a show that spent a lot of time and effort recruiting interested young people and feeding them at BBC License payers' expense, there was little input from young people. Instead, the various interested parties were confined to the back benches as old duffers with various degrees of mania ranted about their various prejudices (George Galloway even made a brief appearance but scarpered before the cameras started to roll).

The show asked the question 'Should we have a multi-cultural society in Britain or a single British culture?'

Easy answer, we should have one British culture - right? Well actually. According to the 'top barrister' recruited to defend Britishness, it was impossible to be British if you wore any overt signs of religion. By his definition it would soon become illegal to be anything but a white middle class atheist.

So the dilemma was, choose multi-culturalism or agree with a foaming at the mouth nutter. Unsurprisingly, no-one did and we all happily assented to reduce our opinions to holding up coloured bits of card.

However, the problem is multi-culturalism is a bad thing. I come from a multi-cultural society (two cultures to be exact) and if the riots, killings, hatred and colour-coded kerbstones are anything to go by it doesn't work.

What then? Have a regulated standard society like the BBC nutter suggested?


Britain is defined by its history, and that history has, through bitter experience, forged a common identity. To be British you no longer need to be CoE, nor do you need to be an anglo-saxon. The history of this country is marked with the assimilation of all sorts of cultures. but it is just that - assimilation. Adapting to other cultures in a common sense tolerant way whilst asking anyone who lives here to abide by that same rule of common sense and to discard bigotries.

Multi-culturalism discards that attitude and places the emphasis on existing seperately with no emphasis on getting along as one nation. In the end it will lead to simmering tensions along the cultural lines of division - race and religion.

BBC Three's well-meaning but daft researchers would do well to remember that.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Shamelessly nicked stories

Whilst I may not have time to blog, others (usually parliamentary research type people with nothing better to do) do. Here is my list of top links to elsewhere.

Jodie Marsh vs. Phil Willis - Jodie strikes

Labour Sleaze, why can't newspapers write it this well ... here

Student lives in Wal Mart for his Easter holidays ... here


P.S- The lefties here at work are on strike because the pensions of people who don't yet work here are under threat. This won't stop Unison funding Labour though will it?

If I survive the tortured agonising of lesser minds I'll be able to blog again

Monday, March 27, 2006


This blog has been idle for a week, or so, as;

a) The news out there that amuses me has plummeted dramatically (P.S - I don't care that much about Labour's latest series of scandals)

b) I have been very busy with the work of CF Support - a new project that will be announced shortly

Thank you for your patience,


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

List of shame

The names of the Labour donors:

Rod Aldridge - £1m
Richard Caring - £2m
Gordon Crawford - £500,000
Professor Sir Christopher Evans - £1m
Sir David Garrard - £2.3m
Nigel Morris - £1m
Sir Gulan Noon - £250,000
Dr Chai Patel - £1.5m
Andrew Rosenfeld - £1m
Lord David Sainsbury - £2m
Barry Townsley - £1m
Derek Tullett - £400,000

Monday, March 20, 2006

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson, the Tories friend in the BBC, has come up with this list of reasons why we shouldn't introduce funding reform.

The following ideas have been graded in priority order:

1. You'll pay for it - He has a point, political parties will become flat broke and the taxpayer, under this government, will be forced to pay the rest (estimated at £46 million)

2. The dawn of 'soft' money - They do it in the US. Hide wads of soft money donations behind shady financial structures. We CANNOT allow this to happen in this country, if someone is going to buy a peerage let them do it openly for all the world to see.

3. It will ruin the Labour Party - well ok Nick, let's not get carried away, perhaps there is something in this after all. If the unions can't finance Labour they're surely gonna be F$%&ed.

This is funny

As ever our friends on the team have come with another cracker.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Sweaty Baboon

This just in...

Type in 'Sweaty Baboon' to Google and press the ever amusing 'I'm feeling lucky' button and see who you get...

True, it is very amusing, but also, I'm sure, time consuming in extremis. Why bother?

Thursday, March 09, 2006

When will Ming die?

A distasteful question and far below the lofty standards of this blog, but it has been rasied a number of times by different folks (notably, Iain Dale) that Merciless Ming might not be long for this world.

William Hill is even running a book on it. Shame!

If you would like to predict the imminent demise of the Literal Dumbocrat leader please use the poll on the left-hand side.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

This is addictive...

Electoral Reform

Key: FPPTP = First Past the Post; AMS = Additional Member System; SYV = Single Transferable Vote; JAV+ = Jenkins Alternate Vote Plus; PLS = Party List System; CC = Cellular Constituencies. For explanations of these systems, please read the electoral reform FAQ. For more information about electoral reform in general, visit the Electoral Reform Society or Make My Vote Count.

AMS -5
STV 12
JAV+ -12
PLS -4
CC -4

You should support: First'>">First Past the Post (FPTP). This is the system currently in place in the UK by which a single MP is elected from each constituency by simply getting the most votes. This system is simple to understand, familiar to the electorate and maintains a direct link between MPs and their constituencies. It also tends to deliver an overall majority to a single party. It is very poorly representative in terms of how the number of MPs a party receives relates to their share of the vote.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

Uh oh!!!

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Tory Leadership

For explanations of the quiz, the candidates' views and their biographies, please read the Tory leadership FAQ.

Your expected outcome:


Your actual outcome:

Davis 24
Cameron -24

You should support: David Davis

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

Meet James

MP for Hornchurch James Brokenshire pulled off the almost unheard of feat of asking a constituency question without sounding pathetic.

Quite the opposite in fact. I must admit that a question about dumping rubble doesn't seem like a winner, but with a good delivery, and some sensible points JB got through unharmed.

Well done!

Midget Gem

Sarah Teather is looking after education for the Lib Dems (NB: Lib Dems are not actually shadow ministers officially - can someone please let them know, cheers)

Speculation is rife as to whether or not this is a reward for some handy knife-work on poor Charlie Kennedy.

For someone so little she seems to be in a hurry to climb the slippery pole to get ahead of her fellow Literal Dumbocrats.

P.S - Teather for Leader

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Words Barbara Streisand can't spell...

Thank goodness she's not as dumbe as 'c-student' George W Bush

• Irag
• curruption
• dictatoriship
• crediblity
• Adminstration
• warrented
• desperatly
• preceedings
• ouside
• subpoening
• responsibilty


UPDATE: It wuzn't Barb who spelled all thos words rong. It wuz her webmasster...honest!

Nazi Rally in Berlin - It's hilarious!!!

Tourists stopped to stare, ordinary Germans were astounded - but when a full scale nazi rally came to Berlin, replete with mock-fuhrer, a good time was had by all.

Filming of "Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" went down a storm as wehrmacht soldiers goostepped and the crowd (including some tourists hiredto fill out the crowd) chanted 'Sieg Heil!!" with great enthusiasm.

The farce is the first comedic exploration of the events of WWII attempted in recent years and is in stark contrast to more sombre movies such as 'The Downfall'.

Perhaps the Germans do have a sense of humour after all.

Read more....

PC Nursery Rhymes - Very Brokeback Mountain

In a move certain to please Ang Lee, children are being asked to replace the words to Baa Baa Black Sheep to a more PC version.

Baa Baa rainbow Sheep may not have the same ring to it, but it avoids offending the equal opportunities of sheep everywhere.

Stuart Chamberlain, manager of the Family Centre in Abingdon and the Sure Start centre in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, told the local Courier Journal newspaper: “We have taken the equal opportunities approach to everything we do.

“This is fairly standard across nurseries. We are following stringent equal opportunities rules. No one should feel pointed out because of their race, gender or anything else.”


Monday, March 06, 2006

THe World in 60 Seconds

A fix of World News for those of you who spent most of last week hung over/asleep

Courtesy of our friends at

Read more.....

Friday, March 03, 2006

Oscars night approaches

The Oscars. A night of self congratulation for the overpaid and overhyped stars of the silver screen.

This year though there's a problem.

None of the films nominated for best picture has been a hit at the box office, with arty mid-range films winning out over the Narnia's and Kong's.

As a result, and in what will probably be a vain attempt, the Academy has sent out a DVD hosted by Tom Hanks, detailing how to make the perfect Oscars speech.

Christmas in Vietnam

Christmas in Vietnam's decided then. Instead of trees, candles, fairys, tinsle, baubles and christmas cards we'll just hang Glitter.

Do you want to be in his gang? Probably not, it's now a prison gang who use old Gary as their own personal plaything. Ugggh!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dim Dems Fibs

Conservative have done it again.

This time with a hilarious article rating the Literal Dumbocrat leadership hopefuls by their increasingly desperate fibs.

Read more

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Minging Result

Whoo Hoo!

Of all the useless candidates to go for the literal Dumbocrat leadership Ming 'The Merciless' Campbell hacked his way to victory with an uninspiring victory

57% - 43% over Chris Huhne in the second round of voting.

However, I suspect that the result wasn't as secure as it was intended. Guy Fawkes managed to post this

">>> FLASH <<<>

Supposedly from polling information??? But this post, later in the day

"LibDem Turnout 72% Up 10% On Last
Ming call centre campaign reached armchair activists..."

Which ties in exactly with the actual result suggests that perhaps a little dicky bird has been passing on the secrets of the Lib Dem inner sanctum - a useful tool if one were a fan of political wager sites Betfair or political

Final Countdown

It's too close to call, all three candidates are claiming victory (though Simon Hughes should know its a straight choice between Ming and Huhne)

The Literal Dumbocrats have to choose a new leader (one who can safely be disposed of in two years) and at the moment Huhne is in front (just slightly).

I predict that this will be his downfall though. A slick modern professional campaign is just too darned modern for the jumper and sandals brigade and Huhne will likely lose it in the second preference round of voting.

Isn't PR a bitch!

More here

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Conservative at the Movies

Oh, and I forgot to include this....

The politics of films So funny I nearly wet myself.

Bird Flu - The facts

A surprisingly well-informed piece from Conservative about Bird flu

Cameroonians Unite!

Dear Tim,

Sorry I missed you at the Cameron event last night. You said you would be wearing a navy tie with pink spots, and I kept an eye out (I honestly did) but unfortunately every other f%^&er was wearing one as well (well we are NEW conservatives - Andy Peterkin wasn't even wearing a tie!!!!)

In case you missed any details Iain Dale did a great write up of the event here


Introducing Rob

You have to see this

A friend of mine from my Parliament days.

Essential reading.