Cunt of the Day

Step forward James Giles.

While I do use fruity language, I don’t usually stoop quite so low, but in this case, the epithet is deserved.

A councillor sent an “intimidating email” to thousands of colleagues, threatening to publish the names of anyone opposed to a ceasefire in Gaza.

The “abhorrent” message was sent to all 19,102 councillors in England and Wales, alleging that anti-Semitism had been “weaponised” to silence those who opposed Israel’s actions in the wake of the Oct 7 attacks by Hamas.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said the threat to publish the names of councillors went against everything it stood for and confirmed that it was urgently investigating.

What a piece of work. The role of a local councillor is to represent their constituents on a local level, not in an international one. If I was a councillor (god forbid) then I would be sure to keep my thoughts on international matters to myself. Indeed, I’d also keep my feelings on national ones to myself unless they directly impacted my work as a local representative.

Had I been in receipt of this, I’d have advised Mr Giles in the most forthright manner possible where to stick both his petition and his email. No one is subservient to him such that he can hold them accountable. These are the actions of a pompous, self-important, arrogant entitled cunt.

In his email, Cllr Giles said that he would be publishing a list of all the people who supported the ceasefire, although anyone who “feared retribution from their parties” could be anonymous.

He added: “We will also be publishing the names of those who have been invited to sign but choose not to, in the interest of accountability” but later backtracked after angry responses from councillors who said the threat was “dangerous at a time when councillors were already feeling under intense pressure”.

The sense of entitlement is off the scale. I find it difficult to comprehend just how someone could be so outrageously arrogant. Anyway, it went down like a bag of cold vomit and he is now backpedalling like the scurrilous little coward that he is.

In a joint statement issued earlier on Sunday night, Cllr Giles said it had never been the intention to publish the names of councillors who objected.

Ah, so he didn’t really mean it – well, now that it’s blown up in his face he didn’t. You can be damned sure that is exactly what he had planned and that is exactly what he was threatening, otherwise, why write it? He was so arrogant that he thought he would get away with it. I can only hope that he is suitably censured by the LGA.

Cllr Giles, representing the Kingston Independent Residents party, previously worked alongside George Galloway, the far-Left politician, on his unsuccessful campaign run in the Batley and Spen by-election.

I think that this probably tells us what we need to know about this creature.


  1. You know that someone is an ignorant blockhead when he is so sure that he’s right that anyone who disagrees with him is evil and wrong by definition. This makes me think of the song Shades Of Grey by Billy Joel. When searching for it I discovered that there is another song, same title and same sentiments that was done by the Monkees.

    know what I’m fighting for”
    My faith is falling away
    I’m not that sure anymore
    Shades of grey wherever I go
    The more I find out, the less that I know
    Black and white is how it should be
    But shades of grey are the colors I see

    Once there were trenches and walls
    And one point of every view
    Fight ’til the other man falls
    Kill him before he kills you
    These days the edges are blurred
    I’m old and tired of war
    I hear the other man’s words
    I’m not that sure anymore
    Shades of grey are all that I find
    When I look to the enemy line
    Black and white was so easy for me
    But shades of grey are the colors I see

    Now with the wisdom of years
    I try to reason things out
    And the only people I fear
    Are those who never have doubts
    Save us all from arrogant men
    And all the causes they’re for
    I won’t be righteous again
    I’m not that sure anymore.

    The beginning got cut off for some reason but I think that you can get the gist of it.

  2. Can you imagine the furore if a councillor (Far Right by definition, obviously) threatened to publish all the names of local government Pro Palestine supporters? James Giles obviously missed this evaluation opportunity when he pressed the ‘send’ button.

    I left my union, several decades ago, when I realised that they were far more concerned about postal workers in Chile, and Amnesty, than they ever were about my terms and conditions. Subsidiarity – handling things at the most local level – also implies that you shouldn’t reach beyond your grasp.

  3. Shirley, there can be a ceasefire in Gaza. All it would take is for Hamas to stop shelling, kidnapping, or killing, Israelies. The fact that they won’t stop seems to be ignored by the political elite.

  4. Perhaps I lead a sheltered life, perhaps I read the wrong media, but I can’t say I’ve come across anyone who is “against” a ceasefire. Does Mr Giles perhaps mean he will publish the names of people who failed to take to the streets yelling in favour of a ceasefire? Not the same thing surely?

    Most people I know simply regard calling for a ceasefire a waste of breathe. Why on earth would the Israelis listen to us?

  5. The problem as I see it is that if there is a ceasefire before Hamas has been utterly destroyed then there will just be an endless cycle of ceasefires followed inevitably by another atrocity. The only people who can decide when that job is complete are the Israelis themselves. I don’t think that it is anyone else’s business when they don’t have to live with the consequences of not finishing the job.

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