Saturday, January 12, 2008

La Haine: Jusqu'ici tout va bien - So far, So Good


Paul Staines aka gutter blogger Mr GuF is worried about Peter Hain being backed by Shaun Woodward. The least of his troubles I'd have thought.

GuF also believes that Gordon Brown is yet to pay his 15% tithe to party funds - a party matter I'd have thought, so butt out GuF.

Rather than having "spotted something interesting" (GuF) Dizzy has launched some wild speculation that Gordon got a discount on his 50p website that hasn't been declared. Looks like he paid 50p and got 50p's worth to me.

Staines/GuF finale so far today - and please note with amazement that he is blogging on his day off - is some puerile finger-pointing about Hain's supporters including a diamond dealer and a former supporter of South Africa's National Party. Which always seemed a bit like the Tories to me. Tut tut tut, naughty Peter.

This hatred is really driving these Tory Boy Bloggers wild. Even Iain Dale, who has not read Hain's statement, nonetheless condemns it as "the worst kind of Labour arrogance" whatever that means.

La Haine, the movie, has already been made of course.

5 comments:

Diablo said...

"This hatred is really driving these Tory Boy Bloggers wild. Even Iain Dale, who has not read Hain's statement, nonetheless condemns it as "the worst kind of Labour arrogance" whatever that means."

But Iain had heard Hain's statement on the radio so was perfectly able to make a comment. As for "the worst kind of Labour arrogance" it means that Labour ministers won't resign even though they have been shown to be incompetent in their handling of relatively simple things like accounting for donations to election campaigns. Why should we regard them as competent to hold high offices of State?

This a valid question as well as the others that should be asked about the amount of money spent by Hain on his deputy leadership campaign - approaching £200k for goodness sake! (And then to come last!)

It will be interesting to hear about the role of the Progressive Policies Forum too. Not much from "La Haine" yet!

Chris Paul said...

Even David Cameron is not calling for Hain to go. He is saying that if he can't answer the questions he should go, but if he can he can stay.

Dale admits only hearing a soundbite ...

Just heard on Radio 5 Live that Sir George Osborne has failed to report £500,000 to the parliamentary authorities that he has had from fat cats for running his office. Reported to the Electoral Commission but not Parliament.

Presumably this - like Witney Conservatives' cock ups - will be simply that whereas to the nutterati of the Tory Boy Bloggers Hain is different?

£500,000!!! Five times as bad as Hain.

Glad you like La Haine reference.

Diablo said...

La Haine reference was very good. (In my youth I was a bit of a fan of the French noir films.) Must say I'm often impressed with your literary and arts-based references. Perhaps you could have made it as a MSM journo?!

But you are still a Labour-supporting nutter - so don't take that as (too much) of a compliment!

En garde!

Chris Paul said...

Thanks Diablo. I used to be a MSM journo. Mostly on Manchester's Time Out equivalent which i co-founded. I may be back at it before too long. We'll have to wait and see.

Diablo said...

Interesting..... tell us more.