Barker’s Benn boob

14 March 2014

11:03 AM

14 March 2014

11:03 AM

Confusion has arisen in the wake of the death of Tony Benn. Benn was the first peer ever to renounce his title after the Peerage Act of 1963. DECC minister Greg Barker saw an opportunity to attack his shadow number Hilary Benn, Tony’s son:



Not quite. Primogeniture dictates that Hilary’s brother Stephen becomes 3rd Viscount Stansgate, while Stephen’s son Daniel becomes heir apparent as Hon. Daniel John Wedgwood Benn. Hilary remains a mere blue blooded commoner. So that wasn’t the classiest intervention by the Rt Hon Greg Barker.

Finally, Mr S thinks it fitting that Tony Benn, the great socialist firebrand, shares a death day with Karl Marx. Rest in peace.

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  • justalittlebitofthis

    Karl Marx (Jewish) wanted to gas the Scottish Highlanders calling them racial trash. google Holodomorinfo dot com

  • justalittlebitofthis

    Labour PIE anybody ?

  • justalittlebitofthis

    good riddance marxist scum.

  • swatnan

    Confused? Everyone including me had been led to believe they had seen the last of the ‘Viscount Stansgates’ when Wedgie disclaimed ‘the Title’. But like ‘Foxhunting’ 10 years, not so; its alive and well. The only way to be rid of Honorory titles is a Revolution as in 1789, France.

  • Ron Todd

    A son in the commons a granddaughter to follow. He might have given up the title but not the belief that the ‘better’ families have an inherited right to rule over the rest of us.

    • Chris Hobson

      It is ironic listening to a Benn criticising the hereditary rule….

  • The Laughing Cavalier

    Typical ignorance from the fool Barker.

    • icetraveller

      Like you knew?

  • Smithersjones2013

    Barker is a prize piece of sewer vermin so such an intervention is par for the course!

    • James Strong

      Among soundbites of his played yesterday there was one about the EU.
      Relying on my memory, ‘Are we to be governed by people whom we can sack on polling day?’ He didn’t need to go on to say, ‘Or not?’
      For me that is the most important question about our EU membership, and why I want out.

      • tjamesjones

        Yes absolutely, Benn’s the man you want on your side in this or indeed any debate. As he once said: “how much I admired Mao Tse tung or Zedong, the greatest man of the twentieth century”

        • justalittlebitofthis

          he was marxist filth.

  • David_Boothroyd

    Hilary is ‘the Honourable’ as the son of a Viscount (albeit disclaimed), as well as ‘the Right Honourable’ as a Privy Councillor.

    • channel.fog

      That’s good to know. I was worrying about it. So that’s ‘the Honourable Right Honourable’… Hang on, or is it ‘the Right Honourable Honourable’?

  • Frank

    Greg Barker mini-narcissist about the supreme narcissist Benn.

    • The Laughing Cavalier

      You should try corresponding with him; he can’t even cut and paste properly. He doesn’t research answers, he doesn’t get his facts right and introducing moral issues to him is a waste of time.

  • global city

    All the Eurosceptics are being bumped off!

  • Hexhamgeezer

    ..apparently Ed Milliband did some job experience with Benn. Whataretheoddsofthatthen? It’s almost as if those guys are all in a club of some sort.

    Anyways – millions of working class Chinese souls murdered by his hero can form a welcoming committee today.

    • Hexhamgeezer

      .and I see the Specs fear of democracy evident on the Benn bits on the CH section.

      Comments Now Closed? How disingenuous. Comments Not Allowed woulde be more honest. Is this one going down too?

    • telemachus

      I would say that that is one of the most important points on Ed’s CV

      • The Laughing Cavalier

        One of the most telling, certainly.

    • The Laughing Cavalier

      About 45 -50 million of them. Mao beat even Hitler and Stalin.

      • justalittlebitofthis

        Jewish Bolshevik’s murdered 16.5 million Russian and Ukrainians during Holodomor.

    • Jeffrey Vernon

      Eh? Mao was Ed Milliband’s hero?