- Fri May 15, 2015 11:30 am #414903
Stella would be great but I understand Tom Watson has a bit of habit of getting people's backs up. He should be our new Malcolm Tucker. And I'll buy him some knuckle dusters.
I've met Tom Watson in an off-duty environment and I wouldn't be surprised if there's a nuclear option file on him should he ever look like getting into a position of responsibility.youngian wrote:Stella would be great but I understand Tom Watson has a bit of habit of getting people's backs up. He should be our new Malcolm Tucker. And I'll buy him some knuckle dusters.
WELL all we know at the moment is he could stand at the dispatch box and tell Cameron 'Call me Sir you little prat'.
He has also acted in 15 other cases in the House of Lords since 1999, including two cases about the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq, and representing David Shayler in his appeal against conviction for breaching the Official Secrets Act 1989. He gave free legal advice to the defendants in the "McLibel" case and was interviewed twice — ten years apart — in Franny Armstrong's 2005 documentary, McLibel.
Just received this:GKC wrote:Thanks Malcolm and Mattomac. No idea who I'll vote for mind.
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In fairness to the Tories, it works both ways. Remember when the Murdoch press heroically exposed Major's affair with Edwina Currie at the height of the "Back to Basics" campaign?Littlejohn's brain wrote:Oh fuck, they've probably got stuff on all the candidates.
Don't know much about Dan Jarvis but if anyone thinks having been one of our brave boys is the main qualification for leader as it will immune him from smear, than they're deluded. As John Kerry found to his cost when the novelty of that wore off pretty quickly.Guido Fawkes @GuidoFawkes · 21m 21 minutes ago
Big speech tomorrow from @DanJarvisMP at #pac15
Former soldier, wife died to cancer, still powers on doing marathons. He's pretty wholesome and ticks a lot of boxes for "things the public want", including not taking the Oxford PPE -> SPAD route into politics. I'm sure the gutter press would try to bring him down, but it'd involve shitting on a lot of their sacred cows.youngian wrote:Don't know much about Dan Jarvis but if anyone thinks having been one of our brave boys is the main qualification for leader as it will immune him from smear, than they're deluded. As John Kerry found to his cost when the novelty of that wore off pretty quickly.Guido Fawkes @GuidoFawkes · 21m 21 minutes ago
Big speech tomorrow from @DanJarvisMP at #pac15
exactlylord_kobel wrote:The ones that they'll start, I'm guessing?
Ones that won't be traced back to Crosby and CCHQ any more than the ones questioning John Kerry's war record came from the Republicans.Malcolm Armsteen wrote:What anonymous rumours?
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