The PalArse of Westminster


Exposing the hypocrisy, greed and incompetence of our "respected" elected political "elite".

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Campbell Nukes Corbyn

Alistair Campbell, the former No 10 director of communications under Tony Blair, has said he no longer wishes to be a Labour member, warning that Jeremy Corbyn is poised to lose the next election against Boris Johnson and destroy the party “as a political force capable of winning power”.

In a letter to Corbyn, quoted by the Guardian, he said:
The culture you have helped to create has made the party one that I feel no longer truly represents my values, or the hopes I have for Britain.

I see no strategy in place that remotely meets the electoral or policy challenges ahead. On the contrary, in so far as I ascertain a strategy at all, it is one that looks more designed to lose. I fear the country may already have decided that it does not intend to make you prime minister.”
This is designed to push Labour to realise that it must ditch Corbyn for its sake, and the sake of the country. All very well and good. However, as long as the infection known as Momentum holds sway Corbyn will not be moved.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Is Boris Trying To Emulate Prince Hal?

I know you all, and will awhile uphold
The unyoked humour of your idleness.
Yet herein will I imitate the sun,
Who doth permit the base contagious clouds
To smother up his beauty from the world,
That when he please again to be himself,
Being wanted, he may be more wondered at
By breaking through the foul and ugly mists
Of vapours that did seem to strangle him.
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
But when they seldom come, they wished-for come,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
So, when this loose behaviour I throw off
And pay the debt I never promisèd,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men’s hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glitt’ring o’er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I’ll so offend to make offence a skill,
Redeeming time when men think least I will.

Anti Leak Directive Leaked

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Has Boris Inhaled His Own Legend?

It is for sure that Boris, in many quarters, is starting from a very low expectation base.

Whilst he can talk the talk, let us see if he can also walk the walk!

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Corbyn To Propose Motion of No Confidence After Brexit

Hunt on The Brink

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Boris's Kingdom of Dust

As Boris waits in the wings on the cusp of being crowned king of the Tories and PM, his enemies are waiting to pounce, indeed one (Duncan) tried a pounce yesterday but was rebuffed by The Speaker who pointed out it was for the opposition to call for votes of no confidence, not MPs in the same party!

Thus Boris's enemies are not facing him on the benches opposite, but will be sitting behind him.

Where does this leave Boris and the country?

We will face a general election before October, as his own party will conspire to bring him down.

David Gauke Joins The LibDems

Monday, 22 July 2019

Rats Abandon Ship

In order to avoid being fired, a swath of minister will resign before Boris is crowned king of the Tories. 

Then off to oblivion for them!

Boris's honeymoon period ends before it begins.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Boris Looking For Protection

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Tories Queuing Up To Help Hammond Move Out

He won't be missed!

Friday, 12 July 2019

Boris Wins 12 Days Early

IF the polls are accurate, and it's a big IF, then Boris has won.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Westminster's Bullying Culture

As per the report into bullying and harassment of MP's parliamentary staff by Gemma White QC:
"Some staff of Members of Parliament are subject to an unacceptable risk of bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment, at work. Most Members of Parliament treat their staff with dignity and respect but the problem of bullying and harassment is sufficiently widespread to require an urgent collective response."

“I just want to say that during my over-30-years’ association with the Houses of Parliament I did not encounter anything remotely like bullying and harassment on anyone’s part and have been very surprised to know it has happened.The MP I worked for I found extremely efficient, clever and a good employer in every way.”

#CableGate - Kim Resigns, Boris Blamed and May Seeks To Poison The Well

Well it was all go yesterday Kim Darroch resigned and the media (as is their style) decided it was all Boris's fault.

Well whilst he didn't exactly give fulsome backing to Darroch, Darroch's position was untenable given that Trump had banned him from all future functions. My advice to the media is that whilst it is clear most of you loath Boris, you really ought to try grasp the fact that the enemy in this particular case is not Boris but the person who leaked the cables.

In the meantime, never one to miss an opportunity to poison the well it seems that Theresa May is seeking to appoint Darroch's successor!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

#CableGate - Prime Suspects

In no particular order:

1 Trump

2 Darroch

3 May

4 Putin

John Major Threatens To Take Boris To Court

The land of hypotheticals knows no bounds!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Trump Severs Diplomatic Relations With Britain - #CableGate

In a busy couple of Tweets, responding to #CableGate, President Trump lambasted Theresa May and her handling of Brexit and then for good measure severed diplomatic relations with Britain....and it was only Monday!

I wonder what the rest of the week holds for us?

Wrt #CableGate the government is now looking at a hostile foreign power as being the cause of the leak, maybe so, or maybe look to the the list of other suspects I compiled yesterday (including Trump himself)!

The media is now asking how a future Prime Minister should handle Trump. The answer is simple, apply the Disraeli technique he used with royalty, namely applying flattery with a trowel. It works for Kim Jong-un, it most certainly should work for Boris! 

Monday, 8 July 2019

The Ambassador's Cables - #CableGate

Sir Kim Darroch's secret cables to the Foreign Office, giving his views of the Trump administration, have been leaked en masse to a tabloid.

The contents of the cables are perfectly acceptable, as ambassadors are meant to report their views and opinions. However, what is not acceptable is the fact that these secret communications have leaked.

The questions are as follows:

1 Who leaked them?

2 Why are they leaked now?

3 What game is being played here?

The theories:

1 Trump leaked in order to remove Durroch and replace him with Farage.

2 A supporter of Farage in the FO leaked them, for the reason above.

3 Number 10 leaked them, in order to conduct a scorched earth policy and wreck any chances of the USA helping Britain with a fast track no deal Brexit trade agreement.

4 A foreign agency leaked them, just for fun.

5 Boris or an associate leaked them, in order to pave the way for Farage to be ambassador and seal an deal with the Brexit Party.

Anyone have any other theories?

Friday, 5 July 2019

The Intelligence Men Blocked Boris

Another example of the control freakery of the current occupant of No 10!

Thursday, 4 July 2019


The Boris Effect Boosts Tories

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

MPs Really Can Be Thick!

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Boris To Cut Cabinet by Half?

I wonder how true this is?