Disgraced Labour trougher and serial home flipper Hazel Blears campaign to get elected as MP for Salford is in as much trouble, as that other troughing Blair babe Jacqui Smith’s campaign is in Redditch.
Their abuse of the expenses system has done them and the party they represent lasting damage.
So bad is the damage that Blears has done, that Labour have declared Salford a marginal consituency:
A Labour Party insider tells me that Salford has nowbeen declared “a marginal constituency” for the first time in…well, ages! People say you could stick a red rosette on a donkey and it’d get elected in Salford, but it seems that the Labour Party itself no longer thinks so. … Read the rest of this entry
Due to various procedural changes, the Lisbon Treaty is going to have to be ratified by Parliament yet again after the General Election. David Cameron has always been explicit that had he been Prime Minister when the Treaty came forward for ratification, he would have held a referendum. Until now that has simply been a hypothetical situation – but now it is set to become a reality.
If, as the EU Commission intends, an Inter-Governmental Conference on 17th/18th June agrees a new version of the Lisbon Treaty, it will have to be put before Parliament. Will David Cameron remain true to his pledges on the topic and seize this opportunity by pledging to hold a referendum in that circumstance? Full Story here
Vote tactically say desperate Labour Ministers Peter Hain and Ed Balls, keep those nasty Tories out or they will eat your babies.
Such is the desperation in the Labour campaign that Liberal turncoat and disgraced and brought back Welsh Secretary Peter Hain is advising voters to vote Lib Dem to keep the Conservatives from forming a Government.
Same goes for Children’s Secretary Ed Balls who last week was wakened from his fools paradise with sudden realisation that there is a very good chance of him losing his seat in the Morley and Outwood constituency. The constituency boundaries have changed since the last General Election and only 25% of the old constituency is in the new one. Read the rest of this entry
Manish Sood the Labour PPC for North West Norfolk has described Gordon Brown as the worst PM this country has ever had in a newspaper interview:
The candidate told Sky News he “absolutely” stood by his comments made to Lynn News.
He said Mr Brown’s policies were a “total disaster” for the country.
“Obviously this is a very serious matter because at the end of the day we have a prime minister standing so close to the General Election and things are going totally wrong,” he said.
“It’s a real disaster for the cities, the country and the nation.
“Look at the policies that he’s got – increasing National Insurance contributions very, very close to the General Election.
“Petrol prices are going up very, very close to the General Election. An increase in tax on employment income – very, very close to the General Election.
All the policies he’s bringing in are a total disaster.
Full story Sky News
Latest IPSOS/Mori poll for Reuters shows a 7% swing from Labour to the Conservatives in the all important marginal seats:
The poll was conducted in 57 must win marginal seats for David Cameron, where a swing of between 5% to 9% is needed:
Conservatives – 36% (+1)
Labour – 36% (-2)
Lib Dems – 20% (-1)
The poll sample was 1004 adults sampled between April 30th and May 2nd
Full details of the poll here
If Gordon Brown is not making reference to some potential event “endangering the recovery” then it is a fairly safe bet that he will be harping on about Conservative Inheritance Tax policy only benefiting the richest 3000 families in the country.
When you think it through it is a totally ridiculous thing to say, but then a lot of what Labour is about is the sound byte, a statement in isolation quickly followed by another sound byte. No time to think, move on quickly.
Any political party that wants to get elected needs a broad swathe of public support, a policy on Inheritance Tax that appeals to only 3000 families is hardly going to be a vote winner or General Election decider due to narrow appeal.
If the appeal is so narrow then why does Gordon Brown endlessly recite the “3000 richest families mantra”? Read the rest of this entry
Gillian Duffy and Bigotgate have probably cured Gordon Brown of any desire to have any form of real contact with public, so today at a specially organised rally of the dwindling band of party faithful Brown was expecting a serious dose of adulation from the lobotomized audience, not the presence of another bigot.
Interrupted mid procrastination by the man in the picture Brown carried on as the
Stasi Labour security homed in on the bigot, where after a couple of attempts to remove him, the Labour Rock apes (apologies to all apes for the comparison) then pinned his arms behind his back and frog marched him from the room.
Dear Leader was then able to reply to prepared questions from Party faithful, safe from real people and voters, so he can continue to dwell in his own deluded nirvana for another 5 days.
Lucky for Gillian Duffy she was in an open space, or she too could have received the same violent removal that 82 year old Mr Walter Wolfgang did from the 2005 Labour Party conference.
All in all another day of bad press for Gordon Brown and Labour.