Archive for the 'Tory Tits' Category

30
Dec
11

Tory Twit of 2011

If you could pick any prominent member of the conservative party as you’re “Tory twit of the year” for 2011 who would it be? We’ve come up with a shortlist…

First up is Aiden Burley mp for what some sensationalists are calling Nazigate.

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You can find a full account of it here

The second has to be Liam Fox for the Adam Werrity saga.

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A full list of their meetings can be seen here

Clearly George Osborne should get at least a nomination. Managing to get the economy to stay quite so void of growth for quite so long…

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Whilst all of the above have shown incompetence that far outstrips us mere mortals, there is only one man who can truly be crowned Redblog’s tory twit of the year.

The rightwing and dishonourable David Cameron mp who has hired Andy ‘the hacker’ Coulson, gerrymandered, guided Andrew Lansley through th destruction of the NHS, and took a little trip to Europe in which 500 years of foreign policy to prevent our isolation from the continent was undone in less than 2 days…

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Happy New Year,
from all at The Redblog.

HB

UPDATE:
We forget Theresa “I’m not making this up (oh well actually I am)” May for her kitty cat issues….sorry about that…

09
Mar
11

tory twit of the ….fortnight

Personally, this blogger has not had too much against our most recent twit. In fact, his yorkshire accent and relatively down-to-earth nature has always made him seem one of the few real humans in the cabinet, if not the only one in the government.

However he has recently had a much increased workload due to the problems in Libya and this has shown us all that whilst his darlek-like monotonous tones may have earned him over £1million on the lecture circuit, his work behind the scenes running the Foreign Office has perhaps turned the rolls royce diplomacy of the past into something more akin to a reliant robin (as Andrew Neil put it on last thursday’s “this week”).

First there was the botched rescuing of British nationals from the war-torn state last week, with Britain being a lot slower than many other countries, partly due to a civilian plane with problems before take off (well all the army planes have been scrapped), and more recently there was the very strange ‘diplomatic’ mission to Libya which involved multiple passports and some strong links to the NHS.

Throughout all this, this tory twit has been giving out confused information on Gaddafi’s whereabouts and strength, showing a complete lack of coherent knowledge in the international situation as well as an inability to take positive steps that will achieve anything substantial.

For Services to Stupidity: William Hague MP

 

HB

 

12
Feb
11

Round Up of the Week #1

We had a chat this week between us bloggers and have decided to give you a round up of all the important politics stories at the end of each week.

So the big story of the week has been Egypt. This is a massive change in both Egypt and the world, ousting Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power, a huge feet of peaceful people-power over an undemocratic dictator. Watch this space for what happens next, lots of people have ideas, but truth is, no one has a clue.

It’s also been the week where the “project merlin” deal between the banks and the Treasury. Many believe that this deal is good for one group of people and one group only, the bankers. This belief is such that even a Lib-dem treasury spokesman was fired after saying the treasury had been “taken for a ride.” This whole deal was merely one reason why Gideon Osborne was chosen for our “tory twit of the week”. The tories’ false economy was shown to be becoming less and less popular this week as Francis Maude was booed on Questiontime for spouting the “its labour’s fault” line..AGAIN!

Another person who could have easily won that illustrious award (as with every week) is David Cameron, this week for his decision to make a speech in Munich of all places to talk about his negative feelings on Multiculturalism. Fine, he is very much aloud to air his opinions however ridiculous they may be, but please not on the day an anti-muslim, fascist group is having its “homecoming” march. Cameron also decided to thwack the last government over the issue of the Lockerbie bomber.

This was also the week where with cuts everywhere, the big society may have died; with many councils (yes most of them labour run) pulling out.

This has been a very busy week for politics and if there is something we’ve missed you that want included in this week’s round-up please comment or email Redplog@live.co.uk

HB

11
Feb
11

Tory Twit of the week #5

Ok so we’re trying to be a little less expletive this week and having a ‘twit’ and not a ‘tit’ of the week, if this has annoyed you and you would prefer to refer to the Tories in the worse way possible then you can, just don’t do a Paxman and add the letter ‘n’ to ‘cuts’. please feel free if you want ‘tit’ to be re-instated…

This week’s tory twit is someone many of us on the left (and indeed many in the centre and right) despise, and this week has shown us many of the reasons in a neat little bundle. To begin with, he showed his love of token gestures by raising the bank levy by £800 million on Tuesday.  Whilst this may seem like a large sum, to bankers this is spare change and it was described as the equivalent of “a rounding error” on tuesday’s edition of “the daily politics”. This was widely seen as a little nugget of popular thinking for this week’s twit to use when going up against Ed Balls for the first time later that day in the commons. This event, dear reader, is what has wound this blogger and many sensible people up so much that I christen him as this week’s twit.

During the usual fiery exchanges of commons debate this weeks tory twit ran out of useful things to say and decided to pick on Ed Balls in true public-school fashion, by mocking his disability. Mr Balls has managed recently to cope more and more with his speech impediment saying “There will be certain consonants that I just can’t say together. It would be impossible for me to start a sentence with an H. I often start sentences with ‘look’ or ‘well’ because the key thing is to get moving.” in the times recently. On Tuesday, Mr Balls was mocked, drawing attention to his disability in the worst possible way, which this week’s twit saying about one of Mr Balls’ questions “He clearly had a lot of time to prepare that but I’m not sure it all came out as he expected.” This disgusting rudeness has caused much consternation.

Yesterday, the much-hyped “Merlin” deal between the treasury and the banks was announced to a sea of the disappointed with a Libdem Treasury spokesmen being fired for telling the BBC that the treasury had be “taken for a ride” by the banks. On the upside, Mr Balls got his own back by with “we have gone from Project Merlin to the Wizard of Oz”. So this week’s Tory Twit award for outstanding services to rudeness as well as idiocy is

Gideon “George” Osborne

HB

04
Feb
11

Tory Tit of the Week #4

To be fair I have had some trouble choosing a TT for this week as the party has been in a pack-mentality (at least outwardly) recently to there ideological cuts to everything they can lay their hands on. Just as I thought there wasn’t a particular person at which to aim this weeks anger at, the ugly spectre of expenses raised its head again. It was largely regarded as a very very good thing when the management of parliamentary expenses was handed over to an independent watchdog. This week’s TT decided to go against this view when he launched an “attack” on the watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). Stating it was  “failing” to support MPs in their work, and said it had “unsatisfactory features” which are “at best distracting, and at worst impeding” . It seems to me clear that as an independent body, it was created and exists to prevent MPs’ continual corruption with regard to expenses, It is clearly not centred around supporting the work of MPs and is instead a method of holding them to account, with the number of rejected claims much less than in the first four month period a sign that it is getting over its teething problems.

So I give you this week’s Tory Tit, someone, who clearly misunderstands the idea of checks and balances on MPs’ power…

Sir George Young

HB

28
Jan
11

Tory Tit of the Week #3

Anyone who saw Prime Minister’s questions this week will remember the re-birth of Thatcher’s TINA/”there is no alternative”  phrase. The man who decided to inform us of this and re-awaken another relic of the last conservative government earns the prize of Tory tit of the week this week, is

Jacob Rees-Mogg


“Is not the lesson from the noble Baroness Thatcher that, when you have set an economic course, you should stick to it-“there is no alternative”?”

He may be a bit of an in-depth and unknown tory to choose this week but he was also on a programme by Andrew Neal looking at how the posh run the country he quote was:

“I am a man of the people, vox populi, vox dei”.

There is a word I’d like to use to respond to this quote…I wont though…all I will add is this nugget from twitter from (I assume) the writers of the thick of it “If there were such a thing as a triple-breasted suit Jacob Rees Mogg would wear one. #twitstick #PMQ #PMQs”

HB

13
Oct
10

Tory Tit of the week #2

You may say that he is no tory, what with the pledge to vote against a rise in tuition fees  (oooh) and a stance against privatising Royal Mail (aaah). But in fact, in the last few days he has proved himself a tory and not only a tory but a tory TIT at that…

 

 

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