British Blairite Tristram Hunt, buh bye

This video from Britain says about itself:

Britain’s most annoying MPs: Tristram Hunt

19 August 2015

New Labour
Friend of Peter Mandelson

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Britain’s ‘most unpopular MP’ Tristram Hunt quits

Saturday 14th January 2017

Whinging Blairite doubles salary with cushy new director job at the V&A museum

“BRITAIN’S most unpopular MP” Tristram Hunt revealed yesterday he was quitting his “intensely frustrating” job in a safe seat to become the director of the V&A Museum — more than doubling his salary.

Blairite backbencher Mr Hunt, who is the son of a baron, became the second Labour MP to quit politics recently following Jamie Reed’s decision before Christmas that he would no longer be representing Copeland at the end of January after deciding to rejoin nuclear company Sellafield for more money.

Bitter Corbyn critic Mr Hunt was first elected to represent Stoke-on-Trent in 2010. He had been imposed on the safe Labour seat by party head office as a favour to arch-Blairite Peter Mandelson.

He had ambitions to lead Labour after Ed Miliband quit following the 2015 general election defeat, but refused to be in the shadow cabinet when Jeremy Corbyn became leader.

In 2015, he was voted in with the same share of the vote — but this time on just a 50 per cent turnout, leading the New Statesman to label him “Britain’s most unpopular MP.”

Mr Hunt set up the Labour for the Common Good group with fellow Blairite has-been Chuka Umunna, which is said to have been known in Westminster as “the resistance.”

In his new role he will likely more than double his MP’s salary of £74,962 — his V&A predecessor Martin Roth earned a salary of up to £150,000 as part of a total package worth up to £230,000 in 2015-16.

However Mr Hunt has been criticised over his position supporting entry charges for museums after previously suggesting they should be reinstated, commenting that scrapping them “didn’t achieve much.”

Entrance fees to museums, including the V&A, were abolished by Labour in 2001 to make culture and heritage open to all.

The current Labour deputy leader Tom Watson called Mr Hunt “a scab” two years ago after the latter crossed a picket line at Queen Mary, University of London, to give a lecture on Marxism.

Mr Watson said yesterday: “I am disappointed to see a talented MP like Tristram step down. His departure will be keenly felt by parliament and by the Labour Party.”

Mr Hunt’s privileged upbringing — as son of Lord Hunt of Chesterton — and academic career led some, including himself, to question whether he was the right person to garner enough support to make it on a leadership ballot paper.

Mr Hunt is also notoriously close to right-wing Labour donor Lord Sainsbury, who he has called a “secretive billionaire” who “dominates” Labour’s “unaccountable” Progress faction.

Announcing he was quitting politics, Mr Hunt said his time in Parliament had been “deeply rewarding and intensely frustrating” and told of “harrowing effects of poverty and inequality” he had seen as an MP.

It has been suggested that Ukip leader Paul Nuttall could stand as a candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election on January 21 — a seat Labour has held since it was created in 1950.

YESTERDAY’S “shock announcement” that inveterate anti-Corbynite and probable Poshest Labour Party Member award-winner Tristram Hunt had jumped ship mid-stream was in actuality nothing of the kind. The only real surprise with Hunt’s quitting the party is that it took him so long to do it. His new job at the V&A will undoubtedly be a better fit for Hunt who can now happily fill his days surrounded by the pillage of an empire he obviously still yearns for while completely ignoring the hardship suffered by the plebs in the 21st century: here.

2 thoughts on “British Blairite Tristram Hunt, buh bye

  1. Monday, 16 January 2017 Take action to smash the ‘rigged’ capitalist system! ON Saturday the Daily Telegraph disclosed to the world – ‘that moderate Labour MPs are plotting to undermine Mr Corbyn by staging resignations over coming months to force their leader to face repeated trials at the ballot box’.

    There you have it. ‘Treacherous Tristram’ and his Blairite pals are setting out to stab Labour in the back by hopefully engineering a series of by-election defeats for the Labour Party, that will allow them to make another coup attempt inside the party to remove Corbyn, and split the party to unite with ‘middle ground’ Tories so as to remain in the EU, impose new anti-union laws on transport and public sector workers and carry on wrecking the NHS.

    This crisis situation caused Corbyn to put up more of a verbal fight in his speech at the Fabian conference. Seeking to reflect the anger of millions of workers and youth in the north who voted to quit the EU, Corbyn declared: ‘Of course last year’s global political earthquake didn’t just come out of the blue. . . The people who run Britain have been taking our country for a ride.

    ‘They’ve stitched up our political system to protect the powerful. They’ve put the country at risk by taking us into disastrous foreign wars. They’ve rigged the economy and business rules to line the pockets of their friends. They’ve slashed taxes on the richest – another £70 billion by 2022 – and cut pay and vital services for the rest. They’ve sold off our country’s assets and handed over public services to be milked by tax dodgers. They’ve piled up debt while failing to invest in the jobs and industries of the future. The truth is the system simply doesn’t work for most people.’

    He added: ‘Hundreds of thousands of people live in a house which was built by the council but which is now owned by a private landlord who makes a fortune from housing benefit, charging rents higher than the council ever charged.’

    So far so good. However, this account of the ‘rigged system’ and its thieving ruling class is in fact only telling people what they already know. They registered this knowledge with their vote to leave the EU.

    They want to know what action Labour will take to get rid of this capitalist system and replace it with a new socialist order of society, continuing the work of the 1945 election that brought in massive nationalisation, the Welfare State, council housing and the NHS.

    Corbyn thinks that it is enough to recognise how much the masses are suffering and how angry they are. In fact they want action!

    It turns out that while Corbyn is willing to nationalise bankrupt private care homes and renationalise the railways, the heart of darkness, the big banks, the City of London, the big bosses are to be left intact!

    Yet Corbyn had the nerve to state: ‘Labour under my leadership stands for a complete break with this rigged system.’ It doesn’t! You cannot build millions of council houses without the nationalisation of the building industry and the building land!

    Corbyn pledged to leave the banks intact. Everybody knows that a new and major crash is coming. The big banks have to be nationalised and the bankers expropriated.

    How can the NHS be defended and developed without the nationalisation of the drug industry to put an end to its outrageous 1,000% plus profits. If Corbyn wishes to help youth and mobilise them, he must abolish all student loans and debt and restore grants! However, it turns out that the rigged system has its heroes, among the big bosses!

    Corbyn told his audience: ‘But many business people and entrepreneurs are increasingly realising that Labour has something to say to them as well. That the rigged system and a government that stands by is letting them down too.’ He is on both sides at the same time!

    The masses will not be happy with just a recognition of their situation. They want action to change it and brexit was only the first of the many actions that the working class will take.


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