Bloody Kinnocks and British Council

#1
I just heard that the head of the British Council in Russia has been stopped on made-up traffic violations. My outrage was somewhat tempered when I heard his name was Stephen Kinnock.

Next, up steps the Chairman of the British Council, Lord Niel Kinnock(io!) condemning the actions and harrassment of his son, sorry head of the mission!

What the hell is going on here? With the exception of HM The Queen I didn't think we allowed handing on jobs to the children like this. It has even been oulawed in the House of Lords, so how come his Ginger Lordship has got his son into such a post. Hasn't Kinnochio got enough perks with his MP pension, EU commisioner pension, wife's Euro MP salary,his peerage and a job in the govt funded British Commision without employing his kids?
 
#2
Failed Labour windbag, Neil Kinnock, was made an EU Commissioner by Tory Prime Minster, John Major. After a few useless years in Brussels, he was made a Tony crony peer by Mr Blair, given a £270,000 retirement pay –off and will soon collect a £63,900 index-linked pension for life. Mrs Kinnock, the anti poverty campaigner, Lady Glenys, is also a euro MEP and collects £57,000 a year in pay and around £100,000 in perks. Son, Stephen, is the director of the British Council in St Petersburg and is married to another Euro MEP, Helle, who collects the same as her mother-in-law plus £40,000 as leader of the Danish Social Democrat group in Brussels. And now another Kinnock family member has stuck her snout in the Brussels gravy train. Thirty three year old, Rachael Kinnock, has become an executive assistant and researcher to that well known Euro MEP…her mother. Thank god for socialism.

http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2006/02/climbing-aboard-kinnock-family-gravy.html

msr
 
#3
Welcome to the wonderful world of New Labour Nepotism, I also believe that Prescotts son is going to be parachuted into his Dads constituency.

Come the revolution and we shall deal with them in the appropriate manner!
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Well, that'll be the Kenned . . . Kinnock dynasty then. What, as in years to come, the offspring vie for power in the hallowed corridoors of the Parliament. I just hope that none of them get gunned down. Honestly, I hope not. Really, I am being most sincere in my sentiments, I wouldn't want to see anything bad happen to Kinnock and his offspring, because that would be like saying that nepotism is bad, and it isn't.
 
#6
I was outraged until I learned who it was, then apathhy overwhelmed me.
 

Alsacien

LE
Moderator
#7
msr said:
Failed Labour windbag, Neil Kinnock, was made an EU Commissioner by Tory Prime Minster, John Major. After a few useless years in Brussels, he was made a Tony crony peer by Mr Blair, given a £270,000 retirement pay –off and will soon collect a £63,900 index-linked pension for life. Mrs Kinnock, the anti poverty campaigner, Lady Glenys, is also a euro MEP and collects £57,000 a year in pay and around £100,000 in perks. Son, Stephen, is the director of the British Council in St Petersburg and is married to another Euro MEP, Helle, who collects the same as her mother-in-law plus £40,000 as leader of the Danish Social Democrat group in Brussels. And now another Kinnock family member has stuck her snout in the Brussels gravy train. Thirty three year old, Rachael Kinnock, has become an executive assistant and researcher to that well known Euro MEP…her mother. Thank god for socialism.

http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2006/02/climbing-aboard-kinnock-family-gravy.html

msr
All of which begs the important question - is Stephen Kinnock's Danish wife fit :?
 
#9
I'd kick her back doors in.

 
#11
I felt I was reading an article about North Korea when I saw this thread.

I can't imagine why.

Wasn't B*liar's nickname Dear Leader?.

Corruption,dontcha just love it............
 
#12
To be fair, Stephen Kinnock had a job with the British Council before his dad got the Chief Exec's post.

msr
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
The Russians have really got it in for our diplomats there. As this article from yesterday's Guardian points out, the poor old British Council seems to be an easy target for a playground bully.

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said the move against the British Council was a "counter measure" for the diplomatic expulsions from London that followed Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, the businessman sought for Litvinenko's death. The irony is that Mr Lavrov sent his daughter to the London School of Economics. If British education is good enough for him, why should it be denied to other Russians?
 
#16
Herrumph said:
I just heard that the head of the British Council in Russia has been stopped on made-up traffic violations.
Reportedly - drunk driving. I fancy that mr.Kinnock jr. was surpised because previously his diplomatic status made him untouchable.
 
#17
RP578 said:
The Russians have really got it in for our diplomats there. As this article from yesterday's Guardian points out, the poor old British Council seems to be an easy target for a playground bully.

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said the move against the British Council was a "counter measure" for the diplomatic expulsions from London that followed Russia's refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi, the businessman sought for Litvinenko's death. The irony is that Mr Lavrov sent his daughter to the London School of Economics. If British education is good enough for him, why should it be denied to other Russians?
No one doubts that British educational system is one of the best in the World. But British council is a very strange organisation. Its services look as not transparent and high quality.
 

Alsacien

LE
Moderator
#18
KGB_resident said:
Herrumph said:
I just heard that the head of the British Council in Russia has been stopped on made-up traffic violations.
Reportedly - drunk driving. I fancy that mr.Kinnock jr. was surpised because previously his diplomatic status made him untouchable.
There is no such thing as a genuine traffic violation in St Petersburg - on the spot fines are the only wages local police can be sure of....and they certainly cannot afford breathalisers!
 
#19
Alsacien said:
KGB_resident said:
Herrumph said:
I just heard that the head of the British Council in Russia has been stopped on made-up traffic violations.
Reportedly - drunk driving. I fancy that mr.Kinnock jr. was surpised because previously his diplomatic status made him untouchable.
There is no such thing as a genuine traffic violation in St Petersburg - on the spot fines are the only wages local police can be sure of....and they certainly cannot afford breathalisers!
Oh, there is no problems with alkometers in Russia

http://www.ip-video.spb.ru/controlalkometr.html

Btw. it is St.-Petersburg's site.

Prices are from 40 to 100 pounds for unit. The last one has name - Alkometer-GIBDD (GIBDD - Russian traffic police service).

 

Alsacien

LE
Moderator
#20
KGB_resident said:
Alsacien said:
KGB_resident said:
Herrumph said:
I just heard that the head of the British Council in Russia has been stopped on made-up traffic violations.
Reportedly - drunk driving. I fancy that mr.Kinnock jr. was surpised because previously his diplomatic status made him untouchable.
There is no such thing as a genuine traffic violation in St Petersburg - on the spot fines are the only wages local police can be sure of....and they certainly cannot afford breathalisers!
Oh, there is no problems with alkometers in Russia

http://www.ip-video.spb.ru/controlalkometr.html

Btw. it is St.-Petersburg's site.

Prices are from 40 to 100 pounds for unit. The last one has name - Alkometer-GIBDD (GIBDD - Russian traffic police service).

Last time I was there they made my taxi driver walk along a kerb (at 0930 in the morning) for 5 mins before he made a "donation"....
 
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