Monday, February 19, 2007

Cherie administers the kiss of death


The radiantly lovely Cherie Blair leant her support to Labour’s shambolic Welsh Assembly election campaign today with a visit to a seat that Labour is likely to lose. Cardiff North tops the Conservatives’ target list for the Welsh assembly election in May. After Cherie’s visit I’m sure Labour can pretty much classify Cardiff North in the unwinnable column. The Welsh Labour Party has, of course, requested Tony not to visit during the campaign. They are shedding enough support as it is. Cherie was, however, uncharacteristically tight-lipped during her visit to Cardiff, refusing to give her views on the competition to succeed John Prescott when asked if the next deputy Labour leader should be a woman. What she did say was “We have got so many great women in the Labour Party including of course, a third of all ministers are women.”
Not so sure about the use of the word “great”….Think about it.
There’s Mags Beckett, the Foreign Secretary
There’s Patsy Hewitt, the Health Secretary
There’s Ruth Kelly, cabinet secretary for something quite obscure but I can never quite remember what
There’s Hazel Blears, Chair of the Labour Party
There’s Harriet Harman, the Solicitor General
And last but not least, there’s Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary
Of course, there’s a stack more of female dross within the government, hidden in various nooks and crannies. Try as I must, I can’t see too many signs of greatness though.
Labour is, as it has always been, a party committed to equal opportunities, especially for the hyper-mediocre in its own ranks. Cherie stands like a Nelson Mandella type hero-figure to them all. For if the likes of the Blairs have risen, without discernable talent or merit, to positions of such power and privilege, there’s surely hope for third-rate minds everywhere…


20 comments:

mutleythedog said...

Theres that one who giggles all the time while fingering Mikey Portillos leg, and a really tall one with three eyes who is possibly proof of life on other planets!

istanbultory said...

The giggling one would be that ginger trollope, Hazel Blears I suspect. Mikey's not exactly one of us...

Newmania said...

This comes about basically because women are positively discriminated for and the same thing is happening in the Conservative Party.
Why can`t they get into that kitchen and rattle them pots and pans eh?

( Lets ask Miss Smack)

jailhouselawyer said...

Gobble, gobble...It's a pity Bernard Matthews didn't give you the chop, I'd have lent him my axe if he'd have asked...

istanbultory said...

Hirst,
I shall let your previous comment stand in tribute to your inner self. I love the axe reference though. Very witty. Do not post here again. You will be deleted. Now fuck off.

Anonymous said...

Hirst in fine form. More libel than you imagine :

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/2007/02/iains-daily-diary-blog-of-car-salesman.html

mutleythedog said...

Theres a big fat one who looks a bit like Delia Smith - whats she called?

Darkersideofbridgetjones said...

You do realise this means war!

istanbultory said...

mutley,
Could that be the creature known as Harriet Harman you are referring to? These NuLabour figurines are all a bit of a blur.
Miss DSBJ,
Bring it on.As george W. once said...

jailhouselawyer said...

anonymong: Thank you for your compliment. No libel I assure you. That was just a bit of fun its the latest post that that will do the damage. Bless Croydonian and his day glow yellow socks for providing me with the ammunition...

Anonymous said...

The only way Cherie Blair could boost Labour support in any seat is if she was embalmed and lying on a bier

Anonymous said...

These NuLabour figurines are all a bit of a blur.

Hardly - they can be identified by their MI5 file number

Newmania said...

Oh dear IT JHL thinks i am a woman as we well know what he like to do to woemn I am leaving the country

istanbultory said...

Newmania,
Islington Tories would never manage without you if you did leave. Perhaps, though you could seek refuge "down under" with Ms Smack.As for Mr Hirst, words fail me....

Shotgun said...

jailhouselawyer said...

anonymong: Thank you for your compliment. No libel I assure you. That was just a bit of fun its the latest post that that will do the damage. Bless Croydonian and his day glow yellow socks for providing me with the ammunition...


You and Cunticillor Terry Kelly are on my shit list and have been for some time you murdering piece of shit, and you are to be dealt with in some detail in the future...

Now as Istanbultory said, fuck off.

james higham said...

I think it's vital they get the Chipmunk in so as to ensure a Tory victory.

Shotgun said...

james higham said...

I think it's vital they get the Chipmunk in so as to ensure a Tory victory.


I agree, and I actually think she is great now. She comes out with just such utter shite, all with a smile on her chops. She is the Baghdad Bob of the Labour party.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, sadly for women, they are a sorry lot.

Tom Paine said...

Is it me, or does the picture of the Blessed Cherie on your post not look like Dame Edna?

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Maybe it's just me, but I've always found Caroline Flint, Junior Minister and Don Valley MP, very sexy.
I like Diane Abbott as a person, but she's not in government of course.
Otherwise, I agree Labour women not up to much.
But do the Tories have much better.
the Lds have Sarah Teather. she's quite good, I think.