Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Son of Kinnock seeks a safe Welsh Labour seat

With each passing day I become that little more convinced, that parliament and in particular our own House of Commons is full of nothing more than bull-shiter’s, and forgive my French’, that’s someone who lies so much its unbelievable.

Stephen Kinnock the son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock and husband of the Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has had his path of prickly brambles cleared to stand as the Labour candidate for Aberavon by a top committee of the Labour Party.

The Labour sub-committee agreed that Aberavon should be one of two Welsh seats in which both men and women can stand for the Labour candidacy. So Kinnock junior can now have a crack at following his old man into parliament and carve out a slice of his very own bullshit pie.

Kinnock told BBC Wales: "I have been a member of the Labour party since I was 15 years old, and of course politics is in my blood.

The Aberavon Labour MP at the moment is Hywel Francis, who has announced his intention to stand down in 2015. Labour held the south Wales seat of Aberavon with a majority of over 11,000 in the 2010 general election.

Of course, young Kinnock is also the son of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead or better known simply as Glenys to most people that can still remember her as an MEP in the European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. Glenys represented Wales in the European Parliament and in 2004, Glenys Kinnock was caught up in an expenses scandal. Fellow MEP Hans-Peter Martin claimed to have caught 194 colleagues receiving the European Parliament's attendance allowance. Kinnock was among those MEPs whom Martin found and filmed leaving the building just moments after they had signed in for the day to qualify for their £175-a-day allowance, in addition to their £70,000 salaries as MEPs. However this has not stopped her from finding favour with the current leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband and she serves him as Opposition Spokesperson for the Department of International Development in the House of Lords.

The Kinnocks have always been able to keep in with the leadership of the Labour Party from Tony Blair to Miliband, and always seem to be eating bullshit pie at Labour Party Conference. Old man Kinnock seems to love it when a Labour leader pays him a compliment in regard to his time as Labour leader which is nothing really to be proud of, he lost what was it, three general elections and two of them to Margaret Thatcher.

Well I could write much more about this family of professional Labour careerists, intent always at furthering their own careers by any possible means, but what’s the point spending good time attacking them when real energy is better spent campaigning against the system they and Labour support - capitalism!”

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