Tag Archives: UK labour party

Brown-man Speaks With Forked Tongue

Gordon Brown has said he is “mortified” after being caught on microphone describing a voter he had just spoken to in Rochdale as a “bigoted woman”. Gillian Duffy, 65, had challenged him on issues including immigration. As he got into his car, he was still wearing a broadcast microphone and was heard to say “that […]

The First Election Debate – Review

High Office isn’t as high as it used to be OR a message of fear, a message of hope and a message of exasperation. Usually if an hour and a half of television is going to be this tedious I can reasonably expect to see a little white ball being chased across a field by […]

BLiar: Warmonger by his own admission

It would have been right to remove Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein even without evidence that he had weapons of mass destruction, Tony Blair has said. The former UK prime minister said it was the “notion” of Saddam as a threat to the region which tilted him in favour of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. […]

Labour rank(n)phile

Harriet Harman, the deputy Labour leader, is to be charged with driving without due care and attention and driving while using a mobile phone, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last night… The CPS made the decision to prosecute last night after being passed a file by the Metropolitan Police on 9 November. If found guilty […]

UK Labour Party Conference

And they say all politicians are liars….

Jacqui Smith feared she was not up to being home secretary and wished she had been better trained for the role, she reveals in a magazine interview. She told Total Politics magazine she had “never run a major organisation” before accepting the job in 2007. “I hope I did a good job but if I […]

Are homosexuals still Toryphobic? (with bonus RDM* sprinkles)

Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has said “a deep strain of homophobia still exists on the Conservative benches”. Mr Bradshaw, one of three gay men currently in the cabinet, made the comments as a new poll suggested more gay people were turning to the Tories. Chris Bryant, another gay minister, said: “If gays vote Tory they […]

Right Dishonourable Members: Will the last minister to leave, please turn off the lights

James Purnell the work and pensions secretary, last night dealt a monumental blow to Gordon Brown’s chances of holding onto office when he dramatically announced he was quitting the cabinet and asking Brown “to stand aside to give Labour a fighting chance of winning the next election”. His statement, in effect declaring Brown unelectable, will […]