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New Hartlepool candidate tweets selfie that appears to have ‘MILF’ in background

Oversight or message – or prank by co-workers?

Dr Paul Williams, Labour’s new and controversially-selected candidate in the Hartlepool by-election, apologised this week for an old tweet discussing preferences about Tory ‘MILFs’ – an acronym for ‘mothers I’d like to f***’.

But last night, Williams tweeted a picture of himself working in a COVID clinic – one that appeared to have a word spelled out in push-pins on a notice board behind him:

The pins appear – the last letter is less clear but they have certainly been taken by readers to do so – to spell out the same acronym for which Williams has just apologised, with three of the letters each done in separate colours to make them stand out:

Ill-advised joke by Williams, or a prank by co-workers that happened to be caught on camera and was missed before tweeting? Either way it’s not a great look.

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36 comments

  1. But I thought apologies weren’t acceptable in Keith’s shiny new NuLabour Party?

    Surely, it’s not a case of “If your face fits?” I don’t think that would fit in with the EHRC … would it? OK, yes it probably would …..

    1. SIR Starmer’s choice. Dr Williams lost his seat in 2019 after a disastrous 2 years. Starmer’s shortlist of ONE for the Hartlepool election. Good enough for the Saudis so good enough for Starmer. Just after the Saudi despot had the journalist murdered gruesomely, Dr Williams enjoyed a freebee trip to Saudi Arabia. He told the Saudi ambassador to the UK that the visit blew his mind of preconceptions. Dr Williams was pleased with what he witnessed. So pleased, he lavished the murderous regime with praise. “PROGRESSIVE”. He “met many PROGRESSIVE people”. Dr W’s lavish praise of a sordid regime was bought on the cheap. Eight Thousand plus pound freebee trip. £8,000 +. Starmer is OK with that, because he too is happy to take money from foreign entities.

      That’s the company the Williams craves. That’s the company Starmer keeps. That’s the depth of ethical standards SIR Starmer is happy to encourage, endorse and impose on the good people of Hartlepool. The good people must tell SIR Starmer & Evans where to stick their Williams.
      ⚠️🔺⚠️🔺⚠️🔺

  2. Well its not exactly two fingers,but it’s near enough.I was had a good mate in the Labour party that ran down near Romsey as a stalking horse and it embittered him and a came back cynical and broken.Politics is a cruel life and I don’t think that this will do anything for the Labour party and definitely not our Doctor who has aceppted a poison chalice.That sign on the back wall if its his or isnt shows that hes in for a very tough gig.ITs dirty washing time and all the skeletons will be on show.

  3. Are the Labour right really backing him to the hilt ? What a vile sexist sleazebag !

    Imagine seeing this then having an appointment with him !!

    Creepy

  4. It was on purpose and it is shitposting. It’s ambiguous enough (could be MILK) to offer deniability, but he knew the left would share it on Twitter with outrage.

    It would have the double effect of discrediting the left (anyone not knowing about the tweets from 10 years ago would wonder what the heck it’s all about sincevitvcould well be MILK, painting us like a bunch of snowflakes) and at the same time sharing the tweet of him on the Covid frontline, literally saving lives.

    So, please, DON’T SHARE IT ON TWITTER.

    1. Yes Ben you are absolutely right. There can be no good or genuine for having this word/ initials in the background. Thank you for pointing this out.

    2. Well said Ben. If intentional then, he (or who ever arranged the M I L * pins) is showing their repugnant nature, which, sadly, the usual suspects who want Labour to stop being for the Many always do.

  5. Ps and thanks for the explanation on milf,I have in that respect lead a sheltered life..Catholic upbringing and never swear or insult a lady,but throttle the bas……D’s if you find a turncoat or a backstabber..Part of the legacy of a republican family tradition.and one that the Labour party has fallen to..IT also means that anyone using that expression above must have a very sick mind.Now talking of such individuals weres that liar Steve Hall?

  6. Is this man really the best we can do? If so we are well and truly finished.
    Also I see the Great Feminists of the Right – Cooper Harman and Phillips- have raised no objection to this man being our PPC for Hartlepool. I assume that his right wing credentials outweigh his disrespect and clear contempt for women which his tweet exposed. This has happened with other right wingers in the past e.g. the late Jo Cox’s husband who Phillips rushed to defend and who she called a “friend” despite his inappropriate behaviour towards women which cost him his job and the likes of John Woodcock who resigned from the party an investigation into sexual harassment. Their hypocrisy is mind boggling but then what’s new?

  7. It’s almost like brocade he’s a dr in the nhs he should get the vote! The nhs has torys working for them aswell and dare I say a lot of them are dr’s.

    1. Wobbo, it could back fire. What the people of Hartlepool indeed the UK as a whole needs more?
      1-a medical doctor working for the NHS (we don’t have enough Drs)?
      2-another Labour MP with no back bone, when the Tories are in government with a safe majority?
      I believe that despite Williams been a medical doctor the good people of Hartlepool are going to chose to keeping him working for them as a Dr in the NHS rather than as a Labour MP in Westminster.
      It isn’t like having Williams elected to Parliament as a Labour MP is going to make any difference to their daily lives, isn’t it?

  8. Is this really the best you can do Skwawkbox, is it supposed to be funny or what? I would hope for something a little more intelligent than pins on a notice board. Let’s not join the Tories in the gutter press.

    1. Winstanly…you’re eyesight playing you up…get some of the old NHS glasses! You must accept my apologies probably undiagnosed centrist brain freeze.?

    2. Winny …your man there looks seriously pissed off and a little bit down.But it didn’t stop your pal Our Doctor playing childish games on the board.He should be pleased ,but I suppose like you reality has bitten and just wait for the Tory MSM to get stuck in especially when even your CLP Secretary is on the Hot line to Guido Fawkes.Try to debug the offices janet recently scrubed just in case its not the Team leaking like a seive…All the best winny?

      1. The secretary’s email was not leaked to Guido. They only got it second hand after it had been leaked by Sebastian Payne, of the FT. And thereby possibly hangs a tale. Said Sebastian is originally from those parts as is a dischuffed former or serving CLP member called Robbie Payne who came off worse in local rivalries some years back……

      1. Walsher you seem a bit free and loose lipped with the Inside track locally.Are you sure that your careless whisper hasn’t reached Guido Fawkes.I really am appalled at the behaviour of your Secretary whos cavalier attitude to the locals is nothing short of disgusting.Have you had the water supply tested for bacterial infection this could acount for this bizzare behaviour amongst you right wing centrists.Have you managed to find Janet and has Indy been informed of your clearence of any unsavoury documents from the attic….make sure youve got the shredder going asap please your Secretary is worried 😟.any colourful photographs to be shredded and burnt.Dont use the dustbins at the rear for fear of Guido Fawkes having a rooting out for anything embarrassing or evidence…Keep the Faith brother?

  9. I see ear-buds Rayner’s getting her excuses in early.

    “We are starting from a very low base. I’m hoping we will make some progress. Where Labour is in power, we’ve made a great difference. Hopefully, the electorate will see that we’re under new leadership and will give us a chance.”

    Would that very low base be more people voting for Labour in both 2017 and 2019 than voted for them in 2005, 2010, and 2015? Wow, that’s interesting maths. Could she not have worked that out on her £1,700 computer, with it’s extra £100 keyboard, and it’s £100 special software package that we all paid for?

    1. Does anyone know what Rayner means by shes “starting from a very low base” …principles morals…IQ..I dont follow what shes getting at unless its a personal comment about herself and the knight?

      1. Maybe its a reference to the choice of candidate Joseph – after all you can’t get much lower than a man who tweets MILF about somebody’s mother. Absolutely disgusting – he is a stain on our party and the medical profession .

    2. She won’t be able to get votes from the thousands and thousands of us that she promised the Labour Friends of Israel she would expel or from the Socialists who have been suspended or otherwise disciplined or from the people who have been prevented from showing support for Jeremy Corbyn – Maybe she thinks the handful of Tory votes coming Starmers way will make up for the thousands and thousands of us who she and Starmer have disgusted and alienated.

    3. The right just love to overlook or “forget” interesting statistics that you helpfully remind us of.
      And listening to Mandelson’s latest advice to “be bolder” to Starmer, should remind us that he is fundamentally out of touch with where we are today. Standing in political holes and continuing to dig come to mind……….!

    1. So our Zionist indoctrinated leader of neo Labour is allowing weapons training for candidacy for?…Neo Labour..!…anyone suprised especially when Neo Labour employ black ops specialist ex IDF to spy on the membership and spot Leftys…communists,socialists or anyone else who don’t agree with the funding of the Labour leader and party by a foreign Apartheid regime in Tel Aviv or is it now the “international” City of Jerusalem.You ginger Ninga are part of that I hope its been worth it to destroy the Labour party…Get back to Bot central centrist Dad.

      1. Joseph – …and there was I thinking that the vetting of candidates would be a function of the NEC.

      2. The rules of normal behaviour and decisions are now made up “on the hoof” by “Dear leader” at the behest of .BOD and approved for funding via the friends of Israel link with the Embassy.
        . You are not trying to distance yourself and deny all knowledge are you.You obviously realise that the public schoolboys leader Bosso is not going to put up with the knights shadowy Labour party being hijacked by foreigners don’t you….although I am surprised that you think that you can wriggle out of it…I don’t know if you realise that Special branch have a office in the Caribbean bolt hole youve run 🏃to and it wont be about a fake AS scam this time..Did you realise that conspiracy against the Crown carrys a life sentence and high treason still carrys the death penalty.We have these quiant little anomolys to protect our glorious Majesty. Dont ya know ginger ninja?

      3. Joseph – Really? 🙄. Are you feeling better now? 😟

      4. Joseph – When do you anticipate this snap GE will take place, 2024? 🤔.

    2. You’re quite right SteveH. We don’t need pro-Israel paramilitary-trained JLM officers on the NEC, but, truth is, with Sir Keir and David Evans exercising their iron fist to restrict ffreedom of opinion, discussion and decision-making by the membership, does she matter?

      We’ve endured worse and recovered.

  10. Just wait till the Torys get stuck into your lot in a snap General election.There will be no hiding behind the flag for you then.Keep digging ginger ninger Steve Hall from Bristol

  11. I see the Guardian are now doing their best to state unequivocally that the decision on Williams was a local one.

    Don’t they have access to Skwawkbox at Guardian Towers where they could have read the emails?

    Looks like poor journalism (if I am being generous) ……………..

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