Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
But sadly for her it was not to be, and while Henshaw won the race, Jane didn't make the shortlist.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Already proving himself to be "untouchable" after he escaped investigation for apparently (according to the Echo) tipping off Labour councillor Ben Williams about a child porn investigation, allowing 207 files to be deleted before the cops arrived.
Now he's bullied the police into dropping charges of using a mobile phone while driving with claims that our hard pressed police made it up and were prepared to lie in court - well it's hardly a charge of tax evasion, but it would have done for starters!
Last night, I'm told, he stood up in the council chamber and publicly threatened the inoffensive and universally popular councillor Pat Moloney, with a warning that he would "see him on the streets later!"
I believe a police report may be pending, but will untouchable Don Joe have his collar felt?
Meanwhile I fear for my former pal Dude, lured over to the dark side after Don Joe made him an offer he couldn't refuse, he recently confided in me that he's been questioning his decision to jump into bed with the Labour Mafia.
Now no one seems to have seen him for the past few days and I am starting to fear that he might have received two pairs of concrete paws from his new colleagues.
If anyone out there has seen or heard anything, please let me know as we are all worried about him.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So this is what the Con Dems are doing
A 19% cut in government funding - taking us back to 2006 levels - instead of the more responsible 20% cut Labour promised before the election. How irresponsible can you get?
What's more, they won't even be cutting the NHS - even though Alistair Darling pledged to include them in our 20% cut!!! Instead they are taking it out on poor higher rate taxpayers like poor Joe Anderson.
- Permanent tax on banks
- axing tax relief on people who save more than £50,000 a year in their pensions
- benefits cuts for the rich
- £900 million crackdown on rich tax evaders
- higher capital gains tax for rich
- More money for schools
- a £7bn "premium" for poorest pupils
- more money for the NHS
- £2billion for social care
- More cancer drugs to be made available
- More investment in transport (including £100 million for Liverpool's railways)
- 150,000 new affordable houses
- 75,000 apprenticeships every year
- £1billion green investment bank
- More overseas aid
- £1bn regional growth fund
It's just lucky Gordon signed the contract for the two aircraft carriers before the election. Now it would have cost more to cancel them than to build them. Ha! We got you there!
Even worse, they plan to cut back on vital nuclear warhead, delay trident's replacement, cut back on fighter planes and cut back our armed forces to a level where we couldn't even afford to invade Iraq again!!!
After seeing how the country is being run by a bunch of lilly livered liberal lefties, it just makes me even more glad that I made the brave decision to defect to Labour this summer.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
In an interview on fat cat pay, Joe inadvertently said, “I made it clear BEFORE THE ELECTION that at a time when the government is withdrawing millions of pounds in funding to our most deprived communities, it is essential this burden is borne fairly and not solely on the backs of the lowest earners."
Err, with the greatest respect Joe, you have gone a bit off message there. We aren't admitting any more that a Labour Government would have made cuts, particularly not ones that would have hurt anyone.
(That way we can portray every con-dem cut as evil, such as taking child benefit off poor people earning more than £44,000 a year - even poor working class folk like Joe himself will loose out, outrageous!)
I thought that Waddington's job was to protect Joe, not print slip ups like this. Why didn't he spot this? I only wish I had been in the pub to sound the alarm, instead of being sent off to purchase the meat pies.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
As you may have heard Ed-Mili won the backing of my fellow Labour members. Err, well, actually he didn't! The majority actually backed David Mili, and I can actually give you the exclusive figures for Liverpool, which are pretty similar to the national figures.
So how did the party end up with the candidate it didn't want? Union votes from those wonderful people who hand over fat cheques to the party every time we are on the verge of bankruptcy. Money talks eh?
So Ed wins by less than a 1% margin, as long as you don't include the 36,562 ballots that didn't get counted. Unfortunately 10% of people forgot to tick the box on the ballot paper saying they support the Labour party - yes that almost caught me out too.
I must admit I am relieved that Andy Burnham didn't win (even though the majority of Walton members backed him).
Don't get me wrong, I would be proud to have a Scouser lead my party, but not one who tells journalists that his favourite word in the english language is "gobsh*te" - it hardly projects the most favourable image of our city.
So who did I vote for? Now that he's won I can admit to backing the winning side, as so many will over the next few days! Well, the lovely Luciana told me to.
Meanwhile spare a thought for poor John Prescott, the overwhelming winner of party votes to be treasurer, who was utterly defeated once the union block vote was added.
Still trying to get me head round how Labour democracy works, but isn't it a pity all elections can't be fought this way?
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Plenty of shouting and tub thumping going on by those of us willing to brave the rain, it's just that I can't help wondering if we were wasting our time.
Yet again the police kept us so far back from the conference centre that I don't think any of my former Lib Dem friends could see or hear us.
In the end we all just laid down our arms (or placards) and surrendered to the rain. Unfortunately my new Labour friends don't seem to share my concern for the environment, leaving The Strand strewn with litter and placards in a scene akin to Bill Bryson's famous festival of litter.
I can't help but feel that the sight of a filthy Liverpool street won't be a more lingering image for these thousands of visitors to take home than our rather lame protest. As much as I love them, sometimes your friends can be such an embarrassment, don't they realise that it's now a Labour council that will have to clean up their mess?
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Apparently, the Lib Dems had been wasting £1000's of taxpayers money to force feed local school kids with bananas, apples, oranges and such muck. Where, I ask you, was the fun for me in scrounging off passing school kids, when all the could offer me was a piece of satsuma?
No more will I suffer the humiliation of kids pelting me with pieces of mangy melon! Labour have freed local kids to go back to scoffing much more wholesome options, crisps, chocolate, biscuits, yum! I am drooling already.
With any luck, they may also have saved enough money to tag me on to the next jolly to Shanghai, if I can find my passport.
Now Joe, any chance of chucking us a piece of your meat pie? No, I was only kidding... Please stop growling at me Joe!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Jim, sorry Joe, has fixed it for the ENTIRE cabinet to get an all expenses paid trip to Shanghai. Ten lucky Labour councillors will be jetting off on the rates, and Joe has promised that I might get a chance to tag along too if I play my cards right!
It just shows that he really knows how to look after his friends and could teach those Lib Dems more than a lesson or two about taking advantage of the reins of power.
So what have I been doing recently? Well here is another example of Joe's generosity. He recognised that all this animosity between Louise and me has been damaging the team spirit amongst the Labour ranks. So he kindly arranged for Louise and me to go on a getting to know each other holiday in Wales.
It was awkward for both of us on the first day, but on the second we both got drenched, which really broke the ice.
Afterwards we started to have a good time, but unfortunately neither of us took a camera. So the only photo I have is this one, sent to me by a fan who spotted us during a trip on the Lake Bala railway. (Also my new friend Charlie can be seen in the corner of the photo!)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
My nemesis The Bulldog growled at me today and told me that she would be waiting in the wings for a chance to get me.
Just jealously I'm sure, since I know she always wanted my job. But I know I am safe as long as I have Big Joe's protection.
It just goes to show that because you become someone's colleague, it doesn't make them your friend.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
My new friends in the Labour group tell me that the former Toxteth English Teacher is widely seen as a face that "doesn't fit" despite an admittedly impressive record (alongside Colin Hilton) of raising education standards and exam results in Liverpool.
Other top names they are also questioning include Assistant Chief Executive Ben Dolan and Regeneration chief John Kelly.
I must admit though, after the £1/2 million bill for axing Hilton I am a bit concerned that we will be landed with another big bill for clearing the lower ranks.
I just hope Joe doesn't have to resort to selling a few parks off to that nice Mr Flanagan to pay for it all. Yes I know I am now loyal to Labour, but I still like to enjoy my walkies.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
At a meeting yesterday to force out Colin - The Pidgeon - Hilton, Joe had to repeatedly attack bad boy Bradley for asking awkward questions. In the end Joe even had to threaten to have the Lib Dem thrown out of the meeting.
First the meeting agreed to the enforced "retirement" of Colin Hilton at a cost of erm, just under £1/2 Million! But boy it must be worth every penny, I think.
But at least Joe had a cunning plan to spot any embarrassing details leaking out. The reports where tabled at the meeting, and had to be handed back at the end.
Yet Joe's final coup-de-grace was yet to come!
An unexpected report was suddenly placed on the table shortlisting 4 potential candidates for Hilton's replacement, before announcing that two of the candidates didn't actually want the job anyway.
So Joe decided to go ahead and interview both candidates, Dr McElhinney and Cath Green, there and then.
A done deal? You might very well think that, however I couldn't possibly comment. However I can confirm that Dr McElhinney got the job and it will be confirmed later today... but then as regular readers of my blog you knew that days ago didn't you?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Just days after forcing out Colin (The Pigeon) Hilton it seems that another old face is being brought back to replace him.
Dr David McElhinney (known as the Rottweiler) will be installed as Chief Executive - the role he always dreamed of.
How this will affect his relationship with the evil Liverpool Direct which Joe and comrades so rightly oppose, is not yet clear.
I am somewhat confused though. Only a few years ago, another Labour blog was accusing the same Dr McElhinney of escaping with millions of taxpayers cash and Joe was even calling for a police investigation.
Oh well, we all have to make u-turns once we are in office don't we?
Perhaps Joe can appoint him AND have him investigated at the same time!
Lots of love and licks to my new Labour friends,
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
" Local councillors asked to argue her case fear they are in danger of being sacrificed to save her."
Well, there is only one local Labour councillor up for election. My blogging nemesis Louise Baldock. Sound like the former regional press officer could well be the "inside source".
One traditional Labour voice described the campaign as an example of the "worst excesses of New Labour". Opponents say that concerns over the quality of the candidate are now being realised. "They are afraid that if she is allowed a bit of freedom she will not only make a faux pas but run the risk of boring everyone to death," the source said.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
He said: “I’m not saying Susan Boyle caused swine flu. I’m just saying that nobody had swine flu, she sang on TV, people got swine flu.”
Monday, March 29, 2010
Yet you have to wonder if eventually one of his evil plots to gain power and money actually succeeded, whether his organisation wouldn't simply bump him of to replace him with a more respectable figure.
Friday, March 26, 2010
A classic example of this was exposed by Tom Morrison on his blog, after an online argument with my blogging nemesis, who was claiming that Labour leaflets are full of real people, "unlike Tom's leaflets".
Without wishing to spoil your enjoyment of Tom's article, he goes on to expose how Luciana's last glossy leaflet full of personal endorsements , was contained a number of "local residents" who are about as local as Camden Berger.
Not for the first time, I bet Luciana wishes you had kept your big mouth shut!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I have frequently been criticised for confining myself to one medium, i.e this blog, rather than branching out into the wider webshere to share my wisdom with a wider audience.
So at last I have launched my facebook fan page, which you can join by clicking on the logo.
My facebook page gives me the opportunity to include a feature requested by many regular readers. Photo-albums so you can easily trawl back trough my lookalike archive for your amusement.
I am amazed at how many fans I have already found, so why don't you pop over and join them?
I do draw the line at twittering though.
Have you ever tried typing on a mobile phone keyboard with paws like mine? I doubt it, but believe me it's not possible.