This tweet is brought to my attention. It’s by Labour wunderkid Rory James Weal and begs the question does he know something we don’t?
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Hmm it’s not what you know it’s who told you and why ?
This fine young man of the Laour movement or little creep should be made to tell how he got this list off the BBC !
Not new. I think it was Iain Dale who had someone contact him from a QT where the front row of the audience basically consisted of half the local Labour party.
O/T, but well worth bringing this gem of a comment about the wunderkind on Guido’s site to as wide an audience as possible:
“I work my nuts off to pay very high levels of tax. My money then gets given to the son of a millionnaire, who uses my money to buy an Ipad. He then stands on a conference platform to tell me how evil I am.
Rory, give me my fucking Ipad back you ungrateful little shit.“
that is genuinely laugh out loud funny
Catching up on a day’s worth of Guido emails, I’d hazard young Rory is fast becoming a bit of an albatross to Labour and the BBC.
A bit like Miliband, only with a bit more maturite gravita to his lying, shameless delivery.
The BBC will have to cover it, but I feel a’spinnin’ coming on.
Cover for it, you mean.
Great original post and thanks Roland for bring it here.
(Reprise from ‘Papers Say’ thread below.)
Update for BBC-NUJ-Labour, which it will just have to censor:
“The child star of the Labour conference and the truth behind his ‘life of poverty’ ”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2042623/Rory-Weal-Child-star-Labour-conference-truth-life-poverty.html#ixzz1ZFdAgCCn
Miliband to be hurt by weal from backlash.
Let’s see if BBC-NUJ-Labour’s South East Political Editor, Ms LOUISE STEWART does an edit of this unresearched Labour eulogy she wrote 2 days ago:
And apparently poorly edited (if at all). It does read like a party promotional piece.
No wonder he gets a seat in the Newsnight audience. If he gets lots of air time, we’ll know why.
Well, Louise doesn’t waste time on any of this impartiality nonsense, does she? That piece reads like a labour party policy document.
His family now lives in a £300K semi-detached? That’s not welfare, that’s well-off fare. No wonder he wants to keep the gravy train coming.
I haven’t read the rest of the posts, but it seems Rory’s father was a wealthy property developer until he went bust and Rory went to a fee-paying private school. No doubtthe BBC will expose this !
I like that term, well-off fare. And with the EU ruling that the rest of the EU are now entitled to come here with no intention of working, how many millions more will be claiming our well-off fare now?
Andrew Neil has commented but nothing on BBC ‘news’.
Jo Coburn purred and cooed all over him yesterday.
It’s an edition of Newsnight done at the Labour conference. Of course the audience is going to be all Labour apparatchiks. Is there going to be a Conservative edition as well? Will the audience be equally provided for?
Checked on the RORY entry; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15078438 nice to see how it has been uipdated with the TRUTH about young rory.
His gran says he is a good actor, (just like Blair) as he forgot to mention how his millionaire property developing family fell unto hard times and had to sell their numerous multimillion pound homes. How he has to leave private education, which he hates, into a grammar school, which he hates. He now suffers living in a £400k semi in maidstone, with his mother, parents split up (my guess to limit the financial impact) and is impressed with the benefit state as it saved him.
Well as he can perform as well as Blair, so I hope he does not go far, one is enough!!
Didn’t get to the update, as the first 10 secs of the greasy-haired, po-faced weasel… and young Rory, was enough to warrant pulling the ejector cord.
To save anyone else from the horror of the website, my comments are nearly always ironic. i.e. there is no update, the bBC would have to be unbiassed, professional, impartial, public spirited, etc, etc, which they are not.
Hooked, lined and sinkered!
My bad 🙂
So, they are standing by this latest sample of ‘journalism’?
Apparently neither the expensive private education nor top grammar school taught the little trot the difference between a colon and a semi-colon.
As a former pupil of Maidstone Grammar School For Boys, I’d like to point out that bloody Oakwood Park is not actually a grammar school at all, but rather “The Tech”. Now and always, world without end, Amen.
Very much the (distant) second boys’ school in Maidstone (we won’t mention recent comparative exam results, ahem) and always the repository for the flotsam and jetsam and assorted pondlife who wouldn’t be tolerated at a real school, i.e. MGS (Huzzah ! )
This being so, the wretched establishment changed its name in the mid-eighties to include the magic words “Grammar School” in a desparate attempt to steal some of the light from the infinitely finer establishment on the other (better) side of town. Bloody cheek. Not forgotten.
One of my fondest schoolboy memories is of our then M.P. giving the address at speech day in the very year this infamy was perpetrated and informing us that “There are now TWO grammar schools in Maidstone”, at which point the sarky bastard was booed to the echo by every pupil present, numerous parents and even several of the teachers. Warms me up just recalling it.
All this is a lengthy way of pointing out that the alleged “Grammar School” that poor delicate little snot-face Rory here despises so much is actually nothing of the kind, so he shouldn’t be worrying himself about it.
Also that he is clearly a mini-twat, and therefore very much the demographic that characterises The Tech. Frankly I’m surprised he can stand upon his hind legs: most of them can’t.
Edit: He might have been the local MEP, rather than M.P.
Anyway, it matters not as he, too, was a twat-face. Just like Rory. Who goes to The Tech.
Is that why he drops his Ts when he talks?
“Is that why he drops his Ts when he talks?”
If you had any idea what a stellar achievement it is for any Techie simply to be able to pronounce its own name, let alone other English words, you’d cut young twat-face a little slack on his pronunciation
Not me, though. Bugger fairness.
oops, I posted this above before I read yours !
On the plus side, from little darlings to traders, Labour and the BBC seem united in being shown up as having zero clue when it comes to running the most basic checks and due dligences before rushing to shoot booth feet whilst stuffed in each others’ mouths.
I think it was feet. Hard to tell..
Just what the nation needs – another champagne socialist in the making. He’s got the full set :
– an entitlement mentality…
– matched with a chip on his shoulder
– a willingness to decieve
– typically hypocritical “do as I say, not as I do” outlook
– deeply partisan hatred of his opponents at a young age
– apparent contempt for the well off
– bogus claims to hardship
Another self-loather then – he seems to have a dislike for the kind of people with his own background. The privileged class warrior, ready to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable (except me, of course).
When people aged 61 still haven’t got a clue how to run the country, what does this child know at 16? Nothing. That’s not a put down on the lad or youth, but it’s the truth. Another Labour mirage, smoke ‘n’ mirrors, punting for the “youth vote”. It’s the boy’s private school start that’s taught him these fine words. Innit?
Is this Newsnight audience information widely available? if so, where? If not, how did he get hold of it? FOI request…
Judging from the tweets, it looks as if Labour apparatchiks put together a list of their brethren for the audience. So the list is in Labour hands before the BBC even sees it. Again, it’s at the conference, so not evidence of BBC shenanigans. So far.
When I was at school, a guy in my year appeared on Blockbusters (I am showing my age, I guess). He wasn’t the most popular chap to start with, but the grief he received after the show was screened was merciless and unremitting. Twenty years on, I imagine he is still in therapy.
I hope Rory doesn’t suffer a similar fate.
My eldest is 13 and she was, mercifully, less than impressed. Politics is dull – there are so many more interesting things in the world when you’re her age (and Rory’s age, too – girls and cheap cider, for instance).
Then again, her knowledge of the world is limited: as far as she is concerned, the welfare state is otherwise known as ‘Mum’.
Funny that, so was my older Brother. It took years to get away from “I’ll have a P please Bob” being shouted at me from people whom I had not even met! That tiny, insignificant amount of fame my Brother had, showed me how retarded people can be when they even get within a sniff of even knowing someone who got on TV. It was freakish. Four years later I was at a party and someone I had never met came up to me and told me I was that lad off Blockbusters. I told him I wasn’t and that it was my Brother, Then he sang the theme tune and uttered the totally original “I’ll have a P please Bob” line yet again, very loudly and directly in my face…
However as a solution, I discovered that when sarcasm failed as a defence, extreme violence would usually work as a back up.
Left-wing ‘First Post’ has this:-
“Labour prodigy Weal feels the backlash after speech”
Read more: http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/85150,people,news,labour-prodigy-rory-weal-feels-the-backlash-after-speech#ixzz1ZHhJJIu0
”Even the Guardian seemed a little bit embarrassed by Weal’s pronouncements. ‘
Rather putting the ‘right wing press’ knicker twist in context. As it was by young Rory’s hall monitor.
Fine for some oily rag, but not sure if as excusable by the BBC political editor..
Coordinated much, are we?
And hiding behind ‘broadcast only’ on a blog to snipe so blatantly is, well, silly.
What, exactly, did they expect when they wheeled out this factually bereft little mite?
If Labour is going to play on the kitten factor, it might be wise to check the provenance a bit better first in case it turns out to be a mangy feral cat.
How the heck can anyone seriously try the ‘but he’s just a kid’ defence when he’s clearly a stooge and if anyone set him up for a fall it was his minders.
Do Giselle Stuart, Frank Field and Kate Hoey feature on the front row of the selected representatives? Some of the interesting people to listen to or ask awkward questions.
I wonder if boy wonder will be there now. He could ask whether anyone else has had a private education, like him!
Either this kid lied to the BBC, or the dopey Louise Stewart lied on his behalf to make the speech appear more spontaneous than it actually was. From her (still unedited to remove that redundant last para) puff piece:
He’s taken a week off from school to be at the conference, but hadn’t expected to be called to give a speech.
He simply put his hand up and, not phased by the 2,000-strong audience, achieved something which will make many shadow cabinet members envious. He received a standing ovation and a pat on the back (literally) from the party’s leader Ed Miliband.
The video shows him constantly looking down at his notes. And at the end he is clearly collecting his papers before he leaves the podium. If he didn’t expect to give a speech, why the notes?
Somebody is lying. Actually, I say both the kid and the BBC are lying through their teeth.
The BBC lying ? Heaven forbid !!!!
How do you “take a week off school” anyway? That was called truancy in my day and required the forging of parent’s signature on a bogus sick note.
He told Jo Coburn that he got official leave from school. That’s probably true, as even the BBC couldn’t cover it up if the school told all the newspapers he ditched.
At many schools taking time off to attend the Labour party conference would gain you many gold stars. Of course if you took time off to attend the Conservative party conference, other than as a protestor, you would be severely censured.
Here is Hague addressing the Tory conference in 1977 aged 16.
One 16 year old talking about what he actually believes in, one 16 year old posturing.
The lad’s certainly got talent and guts to get up there and do what he did, but what Hague says at 16 stands the test of time, what young Rory said was just cringeworthy. Still, at least he’s got a better excuse than Miliband.
She’s getting confused between her fazed and her phased.
Doesn’t that kid just sum up the Labour Party? These people would cross the road if they saw someone working class coming towards them.
Will Rory be on the next QT panel ? I would be interested in how he would deal with the World economic crisis.
Same way that Ed Balls and the BBC want to. Throw my money and yours at it. And if that doesn’t work, throw some more.
I was also thinking of listening to the words of wisdom from a 16-year old with all his vast experience. I might learn something !
Ignorance has never stopped a Leftie having an opinion.
“Rory James Weal ” will be re-branded “Ro Weal”.
I shortened it to twat!
“The Rory Weal phenomenon explains what’s wrong with Ed Miliband’s Labour Party ”