Category Archives: Labour


I’m sure no one on the right side of the pond can have missed the stories of flooding and misery that have been in the headlines for the past few weeks. Just before the main holiday season, thousands of homes and businesses have been swept away by flood waters which have left a trail of […]

Money is the drug

No one can have missed the news recently regarding the attempted takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer. For anyone that may have missed it, some crazy sums have been offered for AstraZeneca, with some news agencies reporting figures in the $60bn region. Naturally this takeover bid has polarised the political community, with various MPs and ministers […]

UKIP and why I’ll be voting for them

Those of you who don’t live in the EU have probably escaped the fact that on May 22, a large proportion of us are going to vote for our representatives in the European Parliament – our MEPs. I have been asked on several occasions how I plan to vote, and why. I plan to vote […]

Here’s Nigel…

Meanwhile, in a cosy club somewhere in Westminster…

Vote 2013

Well, hustings are over, the buntings are down, the votes are in and the results are out. There were elections in 34 English councils, as well as a Parliamentary by-election in South Shields and a couple of mayoral elections yesterday. The results were quite interesting, especially considering some of the dirty tactics that both the […]

Freedom of Information: Cabinet devolution minutes – update 3

Readers may remember that a while ago I asked the Cabinet Office for some information, under the Freedom of Information Act. They weren’t forthcoming with that information, so I requested a review, pointing out that other similar requests had been received by them for that information, denied and subsequently referred to the Information Commissioner, who […]

Miliband not even good at masturbating

Shamelessly ripped off The Daily Mash: ED Miliband cannot even masturbate like a proper grown-up, it has been confirmed. Claims the Labour leader broke his wrist while walking up a hill have been dismissed as a complete and utter lie which, once again, displays his unbridled contempt for British voters. Sources revealed the injury happened […]

MPs to be paid in food stamps

Shamelessly lifted from The Daily Mash: MEMBERS of Parliament will receive their salaries in food vouchers to prevent them wasting money on alcohol and duck houses. The radical reform of political benefits is designed to stop vulnerable MPs putting vintage port and quasi-medieval home adornments before everyday family needs. Tory backbencher Denys Finch Hatton reacted […]

Freedom of Information: Cabinet devolution minutes – update 2

Readers may remember that a while back I asked the Cabinet Office for some information. They then replied stating that they needed extra time in order to deal with my request. Well, the other day I got their final reply. It read as follows: Dear Illusive Man, Ref: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST I refer […]

Freedom of information: Cabinet devolution minutes – update

Readers may remember that back in mid-January I hassled the Cabinet Office with a Freedom of Information request asking for copies of the Cabinet minutes which were held in relation to devolution, and any additional departmental or legal guidance that was received or issued in relation to this issue. Well, today the Cabinet Office replied […]