Karen Allen

I fought South Shields at the May 2010 General Election for the Conservatives, gaining a 6.4% swing which was a 4% vote increase. The Conservatives polled 7,886 up from 5,207 in 2005. I was born in the North East and grew up in South Shields. I currently live in London and am employed as a Director at Lloyd's Broker Howden International.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Hague on Miliband

Mr Hague has always of course been a true friend to the North - he was the guest speaker at Wendy Morton's, candidate for Tynemouth, recent fundraising dinner and I also got the chance to catch up with him in Manchester. An interesting piece on ConHome today, where William Hague lambasts David Miliband over his "dirty and and underhand tactics."

HagueSquare "The Foreign Secretary used his Labour Party conference speech – his moment to give a positive vision of Britain’s future in the world – to make appalling accusations against Polish MEP Michal Kaminski, the party of the President of Poland and one of the governing parties of Latvia. That was not the behaviour we have the right to expect from a Foreign Secretary... Before Mr Miliband began to throw around allegations of anti-semitism and the like, he should have looked at some of Labour’s allies in the European Parliament. He might have considered Labour’s allies the Romanian Social Democratic Party, whose honorary president has falsely claimed that there was no Holocaust on Romanian territory. He might have considered the Bulgarian Socialist Party, whose leader, as Prime Minister, condemned his country’s first gay pride parade. He might have looked at Labour’s ally in the Polish Self-Defence party, thankfully rejected by voters in June, whose party leader praised Adolf Hitler." - William Hague writing in the Mail on Sunday

"For months, Labour has been attacking the Conservatives' new, Eurosceptic coalition in the European Parliament, called the European Conservative and Reformist Group (ECRG). It has alleged that the group includes anti-Semites, homophobes etc. Such people, in fact, exist in the Europhile group which the Tories have left – Hungarians who denounce "Jewish capital", for example, and Italian ex-fascists. They also find a place in the Socialist group, which includes Labour – and Romanian Holocaust-deniers. But such extremism attracts no attention so long as it falls in a Europhile category. The real danger to the European Union, from the point of view of its leaders and bureaucrats, is an organised opposition to its basic, centralising direction. So the new ECRG is a threat which they must exterminate. In the case of Mr Miliband, this desire to destroy accords with his domestic political objective of trashing the Tories as they approach the threshold of power." - Charles Moore writing in the Sunday


Blogger Andy JS said...

Hello Karen,

Apparently Miliband may be about to stand down. You could be an MP within a few months if so.

Best wishes in the possible election,

3:06 am  

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