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How to win elections, with Barack Obama

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Willow, London
As Gordon Brown tries his heart out to soak up some electorate love by hanging out with Barack Obama, I’ve been reflecting on the fact that everyone who stuck their neck around the door of an Obama canvassing centre is now writing an anatomy of his win.
I have just finished reading a rather earnest […]

Bloody language at last as workers go to class war…

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Willow - London
Good to see the unions finally starting to use strong bloody language in defense of the  British workers who are striking over this EU directive that says that employers can ship workers over and pay them the payrates from their country of origin.
Consequently the handful of big job-providing construction jobs in the country […]

Obama euphoria hides some toxic dumps

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

By Willow in London
Yes, and before you knife me for not melting into my seat as I watch and read about the new US President, I confess to a small feeling of hope surrounding him… a feeling he has wisely been playing down now that he has pulled off the impossible dream.
We’ll let the US […]

Tepid spin on warming as the world freezes….

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Willow - back in London after a cool Australian summer Christmas.
Have you noticed that throughout this chilling northern hemisphere winter, whenever the press runs a story on the arctic conditions around the world, they run a little side-story from some wonk explaining how this does not mean that global warming is not real?
All these articles […]

We no longer have a role for you

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Scotty: Melbourne: 
How do you tell someone they’ve just been fired? How do you throw pixie dust at clients so they believe service won’t diminish even after lay-offs and site closures?
How do you come up with quotes like this:
“We are right-sizing Carat for several key reasons: client spend reduction, […]

Willow blows her horn on Osborne unrest….

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Only a few weeks back I said the only way forward for GlamCam was to get rid of a senior shadow cabinet person who was not taking the financial fight to the government…
Well I’ve led the way because now every paper from the Daily Mail to the Spectator is saying the same thing: George Osborne […]

Nikko gets the guns out on Axl’s spin

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Like me, you are no doubt jubilant about the imminent release of Guns N Roses’ newest album, Chinese Democracy. It’s been 17 years in the making, which makes you wonder (a) how shithouse Axl sounds these days, and (b) why he couldn’t come up with a more original name to generate pre-release publicity.

    Perhaps […]

The financial squeeze gives Boydy flashbacks

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

By Brian Boyd, VTHC Secretary

The Australian’s Business Magazine recently posed the question: Is this the end of capitalism as we know it, quoting analysts, regulators and - the doozie - one deemed “The True Capitalist,” Chris Corrigan!
This is the Chris Corrigan who, as managing director of port operator Patrick Corp,connived with the Howard government in […]

Obama’s words of hope leave Kevin O’Seven speechless…

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Henrietta, Melbourne:
Today’s hotly contested talkback debate is about whether PM Rudd should hire a proper speechwriter - as suggested by former PM Bob Hawke.
Methinks Rudd’s extensive history as a career bureaucrat has rather tarred him with the brush of speaking a lot but saying very little. In fact, if bureaucrat-linguistics where […]

Scotty reflects on old spin poet….

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Scotty, Melbourne:
A time capsule has unearthed evidence of a time when Spin Doctors had a
touchingly humble view of their role and capabilities.
Septugenarian former political PR hack Noel Tennison has told “The
Australian” Media section of his early days in what was then hte early
days of what then may not even have been called a profession.
“Tennison, a […]