Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Friday, 2 April 2010

It Goes On And On And On

Cronyism Before Merit.

Guess who's his favourite person?

"I am a member of Unite, I promise to make a family home in the constituency;
Publish transparent and open expenses."

What a load of Peter Pederast inspired drivel. Stoke On Trent, you have been shafted by Lord Mandy Mince. He is a pretty boy, though! It would seem that every Cabinet Member is keen to have a "pal" or nepotistic presence in the next Parliament. look at Dromey, senior UNITE official. Now this guy, UNITE member. Is there no room for anybody else? Obviously not.

"Hunt is the son of Lord Hunt of Chesterton, who was leader of the Labour Group on Cambridge City Council in 1972-3. After attending the privateWestminster School, Tristram Hunt read history at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Chicago, and was for a time an Associate Fellow of the Centre for History and Economics at King's College, Cambridge. His PhD, Civic thought in Britain, c.1820- c.1860, was taken at Cambridge and was awarded in 2000. Before this, Hunt had worked for the Labour Party at Millbank Tower in the 1997 general election; he also worked at the Party's headquarters during the following 2001 general election during the 2005 general election he supported Oona King's campaign in Bethnal Green". Ergo another labour Toff!


  1. Not having reached your final sentence, I immediately thought 'toff' too. Sickening the whole lot of them.

  2. A geezer called Gary Elsby is standing, as an independent, against Hunt.

    "We want a view from Stoke-on-Trent, we want our view to go through to London, not their view imposed on us from outside," he said.

    Sounds rather like the Old Holborn campaign, if you ask me.

  3. Tristram Hunt. ROFL. Wouldn't wish that name on anyone.

    So, this 35-year-old prospective Voice For Stoke-on-Trent has the vast experience of... inherited comfort, lefty political activism and an incipient career in academia to call upon. Woo. Useful.

    A requirement that prospective MPs must have worked in the private sector for at least five years before boarding the Westminster gravy train might be a start in arresting Parliament's inexorable leftward drift.