A backbench Labour MP has fuelled a row over political bias in the Olympic opening ceremony by claiming the event was used as a "Trojan horse" for socialist values.All they needed was a dig at Israel and the Jew hating MP Flynn would have cum in his pants, possibly for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Paul Flynn, expenses fiddler and part time MP for Newport West, praised Danny Boyle for highlighting the NHS, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the futility of war. "Wonderfully progressive socialist sentiments and ideas were smuggled into the opening romp," he wrote during a weekend that saw Prime Minister David Cameron and Tory loyalists distance themselves from a tweet by Tory MP Aidan Burley, who called the event "leftie multicultural crap".
Get this a "source", always a source. Wonder who's phone was hacked to get that info?
A source close to the prime minister said No10 disagreed with Burley's comments. Cameron tweeted that the ceremony had been a "great showcase for this country" and offered more proof that "Britain can deliver".
Burley, who lost his job as a ministerial aide after attending a Nazi-themed stag party last year, later insisted on Saturday his comments on multiculturalism been misunderstood but said he thought the second half of the opening ceremony was "overtly political".
Boris Johnson, the London mayor, said it was "nonsense" to suggest "it was all leftie stuff". He added: "I'm a Conservative and I had hot tears of patriotic pride from the beginning. I was blubbing like Andy Murray."
But Flynn claimed that Johnson and Cameron had no choice but defend the show's contents because he said both had hyped up the event beforehand.And if anyone understand hype over substance its Mr Flynn, a man who claims everything on expenses and has the nerve to refer to himself as an "expenses angel."
The Labour MP said he echoed the sentiment of Labour colleague Carl Sargeant, minister for local government and communities in the Welsh assembly government, who had tweeted that the opening ceremony was "the best Labour party political broadcast I have seen in a while".Much like Flynn no doubt wept when he was sued and lost his libel case, then claimed a moral victory despite being shown to be a proven liar.
Flynn quipped on his blog on Saturday evening that Johnson wept not because he was moved by the show, but because he "could not take it".
"Boris is strangled by his pre-event hyperbole," wrote Flynn on Saturday night. "He was at it again today spewing wild meaningless superlatives hoping to obliterate the eloquent messages of Danny Boyle on NHS, CND, war futility."
He went on: "Wonderfully progressive socialist sentiments and ideas were smuggled into the opening romp. The Tory Olympic twosome were tricked into praising the Trojan horse. Cameron and Boris could not condemn the wonders that [they]had praised to the skies 12 hours earlier."How very like Flynn to try to make political gains out of the Olympics, much like he abused Shelter the charity claiming they were creating a sob in over homeless figures that differed from the labour party tractorstats.
His comments received short shrift from his own side. A Labour party source said: "The Olympic opening ceremony was a great event and a brilliant achievement that has united the whole country. It's not right for any politician to detract from that."
A No 10 source said: "We are not going to worry too much about noises off, like the odd stupid comment from a Tory MP on Twitter or an ill-informed blog by a Labour MP."
I shall correct that source here and say the ill-informed blog by a lying evil Labour MP.
Director Danny Boyle said on Friday that Lord Coe had protected his artistic vision from political interference on a project that began under a Labour government and continued under a Conservative-led one. He denied that the show was political but acknowledged some might have found it controversial.
Regarding the sequence that pay tribute to the National Health Service, Boyle said free universal healthcare was "an amazing thing to celebrate" and that he had no agenda "other than values we feel are true". Not everybody will love that but everyone will recognise it's true. There's no bullshit in it and there's no point-making either."
Flynn said on Sunday he stood by the comments on his blog "for good or ill", pointing to newspaper reports that Boyle and Coe had faced pressure from cabinet ministers to change elements opening ceremony.
On reports that some objections were raised by ministers at a cabinet meeting around the turn of the year when they were shown a 20-minute video of highlights of rehearsals, a No 10 source said while the government was not the creative director, it had been kept updated for months and would not have agreed to double the budget last year if it had not been fully behind the plans.
The prime minister thought the opening ceremony was "brilliant", the source added.
Flynn so full of shit his eyes must be brown. Maybe if he had done it there would have been a scene with evil farmers killing themselves with shotguns?....