Monday, October 12, 2009

Hmmm...

Clarence Mitchell standing for election as an MP?


Shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt's appeal for more Conservatives to be employed by BBC News could be about to be granted – except in reverse. Clarence Mitchell, the former BBC journalist turned spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann, is planning to stand as a Tory MP in the next general election. Mitchell, who quit the corporation to head up the media monitoring unit at the government's Central Office of Information, will face a selection board early next month. He already knows the party's director of communications, Andy Coulson, rather well – from Coulson's time as editor of the News of the World.

in the Guardian


http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/10/clarence-mitchell-standing-for-election.html
Shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt's appeal for more Conservatives to be employed by BBC News could be about to be granted – except in reverse. Clarence Mitchell, the former BBC journalist turned spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann, is planning to stand as a Tory MP in the next general election. Mitchell, who quit the corporation to head up the media monitoring unit at the government's Central Office of Information, will face a selection board early next month. He already knows the party's director of communications, Andy Coulson, rather well – from Coulson's time as editor of the News of the World.

in the Guardian



18 comments:

Pericles Pinto said...

Mais um "avistamento" da Maddie

http://muitosuave.blogspot.com/2009/10/maddie-mais-um-avistamento.html

...comentários?

Cláudia said...

Olá, Péricles.
Sinceramente, algumas das palhaçadas daquela gente já nem merecem comentários. Foi propositada a omissão ao assunto. Estou a passar por uma fase grave de 'McCann fatigue'.

Zodiac said...

Hi Claudia and all,


Well Mr Cameron why sensibly get rid of this person who was criticised for challenging a Polish MEP to replace him with Pinky? I think the Conserative Party should be e-mailed info on Pinky!

Conservatives expel defiant MEP

Mr McMillan-Scott said the Tories were being "exploited" for political ends
The Conservative MEP Edward McMillan-Scott has been expelled from the party.

The MEP was suspended in July after he stood for vice-president of the European Parliament in defiance of party instructions.

He was criticised for challenging a Polish MEP, one of the Tories' new allies in Brussels, for the role.

The Conservatives said they were "disappointed" by the MEP's behaviour but Mr McMillan-Scott, who once led the Tory group in Brussels, is to appeal.

'No scapegoat'

He said he would not be made a "scapegoat" for widespread criticism of the Conservatives' decision to forge a new alliance in Brussels after June's elections.

David Cameron pulled the Tories out of the centre-right group of MEPs, where they sat alongside governing parties in Germany, Italy and France, saying he did not share its federalist views.

He re-aligned them within the European Conservatives and Reformist Party group, made up of parties from central and eastern Europe, including Poland and the Czech Republic.


David Cameron has been exploited by those in the party who want Britain to leave Europe

Edward McMillan-Scott
Mr McMillan-Scott, who was unhappy with this decision, chose to stand against Polish MEP Michal Kaminski, a member of the new coalition, for the role of vice-president.

In doing so, he scuppered Mr Kaminski's chances of getting the job.

Mr McMillan-Scott said Mr Kaminski was "inappropriate and unsuitable" for the role because of reported past links with extreme far right groups, something Mr Kaminski denies.

"I will not be a scapegoat for this," Mr McMillan-Scott said of the decision to expel him, one he said he was not consulted on.

"David Cameron has been exploited by those in the party who want Britain to leave Europe. I want Britain to lead in Europe."

But other Tory MEPs said his position had become untenable.

"I am disappointed in him and the party is not to blame," said Timothy Kirkhope, the party's leader in Brussels.

"This was not so much about his views but about his behaviour. I can imagine that he will come under pressure to stand down as does any member of the Parliament that crosses the floor."

Labour said the expulsion showed the Tories were "falling apart" over Europe and that moderate pro-Europeans no longer had a place in the party.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8257926.stm.

Anonymous said...

If the likes of Mitchell with his twist and spin speak is what the Conservatives want then they have lost the next election already. How far the odious little man thinks he has come, he is typical of the Tory type under Thatcher deluded, arrogant, opinionated and reprehensible.

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zodiac.
Thanks.
In fact, I think it would be the perfect job for Clarrrie. He certainly has the most important requirement.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Anon, it would a bit naive to think that politicians from whatever party are something more than leeches who want power to help themselves instead of helping those who elected them.

Pericles Pinto said...

O livro "A mordaça inglesa" já foi apresentado pelo Gonçalo Amaral? Tem alguma ideia sobre quando vai estar à venda?

Cláudia said...

Olá, Péricles.
Ainda não foi apresentado e ainda não tenho datas.

nancy said...

Hi everyone -

They must be joking!!

Seriously, that man may be a motorgob for the McCanns, but as an MP for the Tories - are they on a death wish?

I thought he had been a bit quiet lately - he's obviously brushing up on his election speeches and his charisma!

Do we know what seat he has his eye on because we can all turn up en masse and throw rotten eggs!

Every time I picture him now, I see him at that recent press Conference with Det.Dave - or was it Edgar? The way he held up the picture of the Victoria Beckham look alike and the glossed over look in his eyes was mesmerising.

I'd rather vote for the Monster Raving Loonie party quite honestly!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
You don't know how happy I am that I don't have to vote in the UK! LOL
Very, very interesting...
xxxx

viv said...

Hiya Claudia

Well maybe it will not escape those on any selection committee and Mr Cameron, that the Pink One really cozied up to the slimy McMillan Scot in Brussels who seriously disobeyed Mr Cameron and got the boot.

Ludicrous has a great penchant for making disastrous alliances that do not see him getting any steady and well paid job any time soon. In fact how many newspapers are still his best friend? He used to really hate the Daily Express and did not have a problem saying so, doubt that has changed much with them printing all the ridiculous McCann theories.

Zetta said...

Hello
I don't suppose it matters which country you vote in. All politicians seem to be idiots in suits. All promises and no action.

Cláudia said...

HI, Viv.
To be honest, I think no other job would fit the pink one so well as politician. It makes perfect sense. I hope he really sucks at it and gets involved in a huge scandal so we can all have a bit of fun.
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Zetta.
Completely agree.
I'm just happy I don't have to vote in the UK because the Mitchell creature is a citizen of the UK.
I wish him all the luck he deserves... :-)
xxxx

viv said...

I hope he really sucks at it and gets involved in a huge scandal so we can all have a bit of fun.

Lolol looking forward to that, I see his favourite paper the Daily Express are cozying up to our esteemed politicians and the US to try and get some nice framed prints of Gerry McCann. So why do we not hear Clarence telling us how eternally grateful his clients are, after all Gerry loves a bit of publicity, you would think he would be thrilled to be featured on a spy satellite:-)))

nancy said...

Hi Claudia and everyone -

The Sunday Express runs it's front page on the McCann saga yet again. It's obviously pay back time!

The idea that this satellite technology can pick up even the colour of a person's eyes makes interesting reading! Big Brother is certainly alive and well.

It's a pity it can't actually see what is happening inside premises because then maybe they could really get to the truth of what happened to Maddie that night.

It could though maybe confirm the timings of the tapas 9 checks on their children which would be interesting!

Assuming she is still alive, and her being spotted in so many countries since she disappeared, they would certainly have a job on their hands to find her now.

I don't think it will happen somehow because the cost would be astronomical - no pun intended!

Cláudia said...

Hi, Viv!
LOL
That would be really interesting. With all those coming and goings of the checks (and let's pretend we take what the Tapas told us about that seriously) I don't think there is a satellite good enough to capture such traffic intensity! LOL
xxxx

Cláudia said...

Hi, Nancy!
Those people on the DE seem to want to annoy TM as much as they can. I would love for those satellite images to be revealed (assuming they exist!).After all, it's what we all want, right? The truth, the whole truth to be revealed. I'm sure no one would mind to have their movements made public that night! ;-)
xxx