Sunday, February 08, 2009

Mandy Antoinette – the Conservative Party ‘lost their nerve’

This is the ‘provocative poster’ attacking Peter Mandelson which the Conservatives were poised to launch – until, according to the Mail on Sunday, ‘they lost their nerve’.

This is a very great pity, for Lord Mandelson looks very fetching in this attire, and Cranmer wonders if His Lordship might not be more flattered than insulted.

It is reported that this image was initially greeted with enthusiasm at Conservative Campaign Headquarters. But ‘senior advisers’ to David Cameron feared that it could backfire by seeming ‘too personal’ an attack.

Cranmer would like to suggest an alternative scenario:

Mr Cameron’s ‘senior advisers’ or ‘mine sweepers’ realised that Lord Mandelson was not actually saying anything different from what any of the party’s Europhile MPs have been saying for decades.

The withdrawal of this poster had nothing to do with the attack being 'too personal'. There has been no loss of nerve: merely the realisation that Mandy Antoinette could just as easily have been supplanted by Kenny Antoinette, for Kenneth Clarke would not dissent from a word of what Peter Mandelson has said over the employment of foreign EU workers at the Lindsey Oil Refinery.

Red Tory or Blue Labour – the ‘middle ground’ has little to distinguish one from the other. And when it comes to foundational tenets of EU orthodoxy, the Conservative Party's censorious ‘senior advisers’ will bend over backwards to avoid accusations of xenophobia, anti-Europeanism or Europhobia.


Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

The terms "socialist" and "egalitarian" do not appear to be applicable to Lord Mandelson, who is privileged enough to be chauffeured around in a newish Jaguar car.

I'd be curious to know if his lordship has use of an official London residence and a country residence too, perhaps?

The man's hypocrisy seems boundless, like many socialists in the Labour Party.

8 February 2009 at 13:49  
Blogger McKenzie said...

I don't suppose there is any chance he will suffer the same fate...nah!

8 February 2009 at 14:17  
Anonymous Lord Turdburgler of Cesspool said...

How did you get that picture of me in my party frock?

8 February 2009 at 15:00  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Oh Lord T-b - that was worth logging on for! :) :)

8 February 2009 at 15:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only Kenneth Clarke: Hague was of the same view when interviewed as was Cameron in PMQs. The difficulty is that the Lindsey strike conflated two problems and I think only now has it dawned on people just how much we are in hock to the EU; its laws, regulations and directives. I think Cameron should have made this clear when he seemed to support the EU rather than 'the British worker'. I can only assume that he'd rather be on the inside p*ss*ng out as opposed to the majority of British people (& Conservative grassroots) who would rather it were the opposite.

As for the Mandy portrait - I certainly wouldn't like that on the wall of my boudoir - the pissoir might be a better location.

8 February 2009 at 16:01  
Blogger Dave H said...

David Lammy would think that's Marie Curie.

8 February 2009 at 16:16  
Anonymous very fed up mouse said...

So the foreigners invade us by stealth.
They infiltrate, subvert, and bribe our government into betraying us. (What kind of name is Mandelson, anyway?)
They mock everything we have stood and fought for for 1500 years.
They destroy our educational system.
They destroy our financial system.

And now they forbid us to call them foreigners? We're not supposed to recognize them for the ENEMY they are?

They fire off their overworked greco-french words as if they were nuclear ammunition, and expect us to fall about in shame and ignorance? (Xenophobe - just imagine what Peter Sellers could do with it...)

For heaven's sake, everything they do is just one more reason WHY we should dislike and distrust foreigners, especially flaming euros. They've never done anything except try to get us under their jackboots; never ever. So finally our 'political class' -all infiltrated - falls for a bit of frenchified posturing. And now look.

Bring back self-respect! Bring back Protectionism: the kind that says we must look after our own first - if we don't .... watch out.
It's not stupid and cowardly to fear those you know are your enemies - it's wise. It's even a form of respect: which is more than they have for us. Remember what they've conveniently forgotten? That they're the ones who turn and run whenever the wartime going gets rough.

"The tenets of eu orthodoxy?" !!! Your Grace, if I had high blood pressure I'd be a gonner!!!!! HOW DARE THEY. HOW DARE WE LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT. Is is just that we don't know what how to act now that we're an occupied country? We've had no practice?

Where's King David when we need him? Or Judith?
Bring on the Revolution.

BNP here I come.

8 February 2009 at 16:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very fed-up Mouse

You don't have to vote BNP - just opt for non-compliance with the State. Many non-compliant people (not paying taxes, not paying fines) will cause a huge headache. You don't have to vote BNP.

8 February 2009 at 17:22  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Jesus Christ anonymous, people are too scared of their own shadow. Look at that nurse case, and Carol Thatcher, one wrong word and everyone feels obliged to fetch the mind police, and you think people are going to stop paying taxes?

Even you can't put a name to your comments. We are doomed. We have been subject to years of psychological conditioning, Edward Bernays style. Its deep rooted and there ain't nothing going to change it. When you speak to most people they are oblivious to anything that might be wrong. Its too late. There is but one consoling factor left, and that is the possibility of watching everyone suddenly wake up with the reality of their fate: I hope I live long enough to witness the pain.

Oh, and the use of the Lord's name is a serious invocation.

8 February 2009 at 17:45  
Blogger Hugh Oxford said...

Nations exist precisely so we don't have to travel to other countries for employment.

This point might be missed on the homosexual Mandelson, as it is on the rest of the juveniles in the cabinet, but some of us have families and quite like to live with them. We also live in towns and villages (I would say "communities" but that word has become perverted), and we don't want to uproot ourselves and our families and move abroad just to feed ourselves.

It's OK for Mandy. For the gay traveller, one town and one country's much the same as the next, as long as there are nightclubs and public lavatories. For those of us whose contribution to the nation is more long term, it's not so easy.

8 February 2009 at 17:53  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Staying on topic with regards to my last comment: Someone has just asked me who the hell is Edward Bernays?

Read HERE about some of Bernays' campaigns actually changed the behavior of most Americans.

8 February 2009 at 17:57  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Sorry...Read HERE

8 February 2009 at 17:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hugh Oxford - your points would have been better made without the word 'homosexual' or 'gay' - that's the world we live in.

I re-read your post without those words and you hit the nail on the head; with those words you open yourself to accusations of discrimination and thereby not to be tolerated. Without them you are speaking common sense.

This is so bad. This country is in murky waters

8 February 2009 at 18:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who invented Political Correctness, and why?

8 February 2009 at 18:33  
Anonymous ukipwebmaster said...

Cake? What cake?

8 February 2009 at 18:37  
Blogger Malthebof said...

Anonymous, PC is about control, control the language and all else follows, even now we are censoring ourselves before commiting to print or spoken word. I would wish to go back to when I could offend everybody & everything. It is all very Orwellian, and read up on a Marxist writer named Antonio Gramsci.

8 February 2009 at 18:45  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Hugh Oxford

Being someone who can think for himself, I did not experience the same conditioned response as the individual who is so hopelessly lost that it can't even put a name to it's self. I can fully appreciate why you included 'those words' (tremble). I think the correlation between families and perverted was part of your point, especially since this ugly queer bas...d is dictating to the rest of us who do have families.

In October 1998, during his first period in the Cabinet, Mandelson was the centre of a great deal of media attention when Matthew Parris (openly gay former MP and then Parliamentary sketch writer of The Times) mentioned during a live interview on Newsnight, in the wake of the resignation of Ron Davies, that "Peter Mandelson is certainly gay".[32] Mandelson's homosexuality had been well-known but not widely publicised except on the front pages of The People newspaper, and Mandelson had not wanted it discussed.[33] After Parris's remarks, the press felt free to discuss his personal life (in particular his relationship with the Brazilian Reinaldo Avila da Silva) to a much greater extent.

Another aspect of his dark past that concerns me is his communist associations. He was educated at Hendon County Grammar School. In his youth, he briefly rebelled against his family's Labour tradition due to Labour's support of the USA in the Vietnam War and in 1971 left the Labour Party Young Socialists (LPYS) to join the Young Communist League, then the youth wing of the Communist Party of Great Britain. This move was partly a result of disagreements with the Trotskyist Militant tendency that had just won a majority in the LPYS nationally.

He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Catherine's College, Oxford University (1973-1976) and, after returning to the Labour party, became director of the British Youth Council in the late 1970s. As BYC director, he was a delegate in 1978 to the Soviet-organised World Festival of Youth and Students in Havana, Cuba, with Arthur Scargill and several future Labour cabinet colleagues.[9][10] He was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in September 1979, but retired in 1982, disillusioned with the state of Labour politics.

He makes Darth Vader look like one of the Apostles

8 February 2009 at 18:46  
Anonymous Goodnight Vienna said...

If we know this to be true, why do we tolerate it?

8 February 2009 at 18:53  
Anonymous ukipwebmaster said...

Wrong link! :)

8 February 2009 at 19:00  
Blogger McKenzie said...

"If we know this to be true, why do we tolerate it?"

Because of conditioning. Even though they print words like POISON - DEATH - KILL - DISEASE on the packets of cigarettes, people still smoke, and still die agonising deaths in the process.

The overriding factor is a FEAR that is greater than the fear of agonising death. FEAR is the conditioning element, but the trick is to tap into the real fears which motivate people...death is only a minor motivator, until actually confronted with it. The fear of death actually motivates people into NOT thinking about the FEAR of death.

Its one hell of a subject to grasp, but he who has the reins controls the carriage (the fear in the horse's mind).

8 February 2009 at 19:13  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Mandelson is to the Labour Party, what Filters were to the cigarette illusiion!

8 February 2009 at 19:28  
Blogger McKenzie said...


If there was ever a piece of evidence to show how UKIP is only a front, psychological mechanism to filter out the down side to the EU, then that little youtube vid is one.

Nigel Farrage is nothing more than an absurd caricature to prevent any psychological sound connection being made to the reality of what he says. But who would risk their self esteem (REAL FEARS) by associating with what he says.

Its dam clever, its powerful, and sadly to say, its bloody working.

8 February 2009 at 19:46  
Anonymous Torymory said...

Poor old Marie Antoinette never said "let them eat cake.." It was probably an aunt of Louise 16th and the words were taken out of context.

Although a Euro sceptic, currently unemployed (and whose job was outsourced to Europeans), I do have concerns re. this poster.

There are many British people working in Europe and further afield. I am not sure protectionism in employment, though tempting, is a good thing in the long term.

8 February 2009 at 19:58  
Blogger McKenzie said...

I mean, what kind of simpleton still thinks that you just choose a party then go out and vote?

What reasoning do you use to make your judgment? What makes a good government?

Record numbers of stabbings?
The complete implosion of the banking system?
The lowest interest rates ever?
Out of control immigration?
Security that loses data like cat fleas in a rug?
Wars for no obvious reason?
Meltdown of common sense?
Exploitation of third world countries?
Crap Education system?
Meltdown of Health Service?

Or maybe you do what your favourite soap star does, or what the bloke who wears glasses in work does cos he reads the Daily Mirror every day, and seems to know all about that sort of shit? Or because its what your dad did? Or maybe you're from another culture and your choice is for obvious positive discriminatory favours?

One thing for sure is that its not because you have suddenly grown a brain which has the very unusual and rare capability of thinking for its self.

8 February 2009 at 20:06  
Blogger McKenzie said...


Ever thought about doing pantomime? You would make a good parrot. You watch the news then?

Pretty polly! Pretty polly! British workers overseas!

8 February 2009 at 20:17  
Blogger Hugh Oxford said...

Hugh Oxford - your points would have been better made without the word 'homosexual' or 'gay' - that's the world we live in.

The world we live in is where people like Peter Mandelson hold sway over us and under which marriage, the family and society have been effectively destroyed through state policy, and in their place has been supplanted a sodomitic, atomised, alien dystopia of the most hellish proportions.

I do, however think that there is a glimmer of hope that the right men can stand up and stand together at this critical time before our nation is irretrievably lost.

8 February 2009 at 20:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To create the Revived Roman Empire, or the E U, a lot of things will have to go.
Nationalism,Patriotism,The family unit,Free speech, Independence, Christianity, (Christians owe allegiance to God not the state,)
Filter out whatever you don`t want through Political Correctness, keep the masses on one foot so they cannot respond.
Take control.

8 February 2009 at 20:25  
Anonymous Goodnight Vienna said...

"I do, however think that there is a glimmer of hope that the right men can stand up and stand together at this critical time before our nation is irretrievably lost."

I agree with you Hugh; there is hope.

8 February 2009 at 21:00  
Blogger an ex-apprentice said...

Sorry, I was looking for Cranmer's blog. I seem to have taken a wrong turn and ended up in McKensie's instead!

8 February 2009 at 21:41  
Blogger McKenzie said...

I often get told to shut up, its what my point is, but you needn't be so polite about it. Be honest and true to your thoughts. If I have exceeded the number of comments which is acceptable to your subjectivity, tough!

If you disagree with anything I have said, then what?

But seeing how I speak my mind....shut up your self!

8 February 2009 at 22:06  
Blogger McKenzie said...

an ex-apprentice

You wouldn't be gay by any chance?

8 February 2009 at 22:12  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr McKenzie,

Less is more.

8 February 2009 at 22:12  
Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said...

Your Grace, Cameron irritates me more than I can say.

He has the worst, most despicable Government in history and he's prancing like a tit. It's worse, he's a fake tit in an uplift bra.

We are doomed.

is back.

8 February 2009 at 22:25  
Blogger len said...

What is this gay thing? (I should add I am not gay )
We are all fallen creatures and any finger pointing will eventually end in fingers pointing back at us!
This does not mean we are blind to what is happening around us but we should be aware of the beam in our own eye!
The only person qualified to judge ( The Lord Jesus Christ) didn`t!.

8 February 2009 at 22:54  
Blogger McKenzie said...

If less is more then I shall be your most effective contributor. Nothing directly related to anything you have said. My own games have turned around and bitten me. I have proven a private hypothesis that I have been exploring for some time, and it has now reached a conclusion. Sadly it is the end of my engine. No more steam shall pass through its workings.

I quit!

The word verification, which I noticed after quitting is...'boding'

I quit!

8 February 2009 at 23:26  
Anonymous not a machine said...

FEAR is indeed the method and the end of socialist power , our lives are a daily ping pong,of audit and self check , with too many petty tickets and fines to mention , so that you worry and when you worry the more you litsen to big brother .

the tyrannical stare of the omnipresent big brother in 1984 film set posters , is hidden in the movements of our daily lives.

the more dumbed down , the more powerful the micromangement is .

we have had various attempts at this kind of rule before in the world , it is the infallibility of the construct that always leads to its doom for "who can truly know the heart of god"

all men and women who touch it , drink and eat it , relive eden all over again and go on to commit the flaws or series of flaws that the expulsion from eden set in motion.

you have to ask your self this :if information empowers an ideaology , then it must also glorify (falsely) its holders , there will never be a time when all is known , because they simply cannot reach the end of infinity or eternity , and so will rule with tyranny as they cannot change or escape the task they think is the end of things.

9 February 2009 at 01:29  
Anonymous Islam is simply a tool against us said...

The threat is not Islam, they will not be allowed to rule over us, the real threat is those who are manipulating this situation from behind the scenes, the Problem lies not in the Mosques, but in the shadows of Westminster and Whitehall.

Immigration is simply one of many tools being used to Destroy us as a society,
Political correctness is simply to prevent us speaking up about this.
Forget Islam, look into the shadows, look for the string pullers in westminster and whitehall.
Look for those with global reach.
We are being manipulated.

Unnoficial Party Political Broadcast

9 February 2009 at 02:00  
Anonymous curious mouse said...

OT - but maybe not so very OT.
Has anybody noticed a change of wing colour over at Coffee House?

Does this mean that we now have no quality Press on the Right? Not that the Left is quality thought-wise, as we've been saying all day. But have they sabotaged every publication a right-minded person might read?

Maybe we're getting a little too revolutionary for the euSSR!

How long before they shut down our independent blogs, I wonder?

9 February 2009 at 02:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never underestimate mandy, he is a master manipulater,along with his sidekick Campbell he has the press sown up!
Or should that be stitched up?

9 February 2009 at 20:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never underestimate mandy, he is a master manipulater,along with his sidekick Campbell he has the press sown up!
Or should that be stitched up?

9 February 2009 at 20:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps I should explain,
If the press do not toe the part line (ie Nulabs view) they are not given press releases, as a way of controlling them.

9 February 2009 at 20:22  
Anonymous curious mouse said...

Anon ty.

Definitely not Democratic - so they're not even pretending any more.

Probably against our policies on Freedom of Info - and even against their own travesty of 'law.'

But hey. Laws don't worry any marxist 'Managers' I know. That AC-DC lot finagle or finesse laws any time they like. The lower orders comply because they have families to feed and mortgages etc. to pay.

Which brings us back to the present discussion. The busier and more worried they keep the workers - travelling etc. - the less energy they'll have to resist and hold on to their rights.

PS [And I say 'orientation', is highly relevant to amorality and ruthlessness].

10 February 2009 at 07:13  

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