March 24th, 2009

Hannan Tells Gordon He Is “Pathologically Incapable”

grinningSome great home truths were served up by Dan Hannan in reply to Brown’s address to the European Parliament.  All the time Gordon just squirmed in his seat pretending not to be bothered.  Gordon was reduced to grinning like a monkey at a zoo caught playing with himself.   Worth listening to Hannan lash Brown time and time again.

UPDATE : The BBC’s Mark Mardell is loathed by Brussels Euro-sceptics, sometimes a little unfairly, but his report of the address fails to mention the replies, merely quoting the leader of the Socialist grouping calling Brown’s speech “brilliant” and “courageous”.  No mention of the British reply speeches fom UKIP’s Nigel Farage or Dan Hannan for the Tories. The comments on his blog take him to task for his omission.


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    D says:

    That guy is awesome. Wonder if this’ll be on the BBC?

    If only.

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    Anonymous says:

    Awesome performance by Hannan. Why the heck is he wasted over in Brussels and not in Westminster where he would be an asset?

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    GS London says:

    I have new faith in Europe.

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    johnny come lately says:

    Absolutely brilliant. This man should be the leader of the Conservative Party.

    Brown was given his cummupence on the world stage…brilliant.

    Another mobile phoned will be tossed around tonight!

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    Anonymous says:

    Can we swap him for boy george?

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    This is brilliant. I don’t like Tories (come to that I don’t like any of them) but full marks to this bloke for content, delivery and everything. If I were a Tory I’d be thinking… Cameron is Blair, this bloke is something else.

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    Desperate Dan says:

    Bravo. More.

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    Screech says:

    needed to be said and HE needed to be told, thumbs up to Dan.

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    Oscar says:

    Awesome stuff. This is a defining moment. A very good day to bury Gordon Brown.

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    AnonyMongous says:

    LINK!!!! please!

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    MJD says:

    Who is this guy? Where can I vote for him?

    And why the hell doesn’t someone at PMQ’s say this?

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    Bill d'Sarse says:


    At last – someone with a set who has faced Brown and told him what the rest of the country are saying.

    This video will be played again and again in the years to come.


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    Anonymous says:

    Already watched this 4 times – it is fucking excellent !!

    Should consider drafting Hannan back to Blighty to help with General Election communications whenever it is called..

    The look on Gordon’s face mid-way through is just priceless…

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    Hamish Macbeth says:

    Wonder if the bloke Hannan does after dinner speeches like Billy Hague….

    This was like round 2 after Billys pop at Harperson

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    Sandy Jamieson says:

    This was a proper political speech. The Grammar was correct, the syntax was precise, the flow of the arguement was a pleasure to listen to, the voice tone and pitch were faultless. The last time I saw such a carefully and precisely presented arguement was by Enoch Powellof whom DH is a worthy successor
    I don’t agree we should swop him for boy george, we should swop him for boy David.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well said. We all know Gordon is a Moron.

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    Call me Infidel says:

    If only there was a second camera on Broon to capture him chuntering away spasmodically.

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    D says:

    No mention anywhere of MEP’s slamming this, fancy that.

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    Anonymous says:

    Let us all resolve to make sure that this video GOES VIRAL and reaches the maximum possible audience NOW !!!

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    Gordon Brown is the best-placed leader to steer our country through the stormy seas of this global economic crisis.

    David Cameron and his Old Etonian toffs have nothing to offer. They have no ideas – they would do nothing to save our country.

    The right-wing shrill reactionaries who populate this site are running scared. Gordon is bouncing back in the polls and at the next election he will deliver an unprecedented 4th consecutive triumph, and consign Conservatism to the scrapheap of history where it belongs.

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    Anon says:

    Hear hear. We could hear the letter T being used for once.

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    “The last time I saw such a carefully and precisely presented arguement was by Enoch Powellof whom DH is a worthy successor”

    Sandy Jamieson,

    The fact that you quote the proven racist Enoch Powell shows exactly what kind of person you are and exactly what kind of site this is. Opinions like yours have no place in a liberal 21st century multi-cultural metropolitan society such as Britain’s.

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    Anonymous says:

    Just think, if they ran that as a Party Political Broadcast come the General Election, they could save all that farting about with M&C Saatchi and spend the money on a poster campaign blitzkreig…

    Come back to Blighty, Dan, your country needs you.

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    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    “…..when you repeat in that wooden and perfunctory way of yours….”

    One of the best put downs of McBust that I have heard in quite while.

    CMD take note: THIS is how you should be destroying McSpendandspend

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    Anonymous says:

    Bravo, just wonderful, and delivered superbly.

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    No-one in particular says:

    Whether Powell was a racist or a naive honest man is open to opinion and dispute. he certainly should have chosen his words more carefully.

    He was however a great speaker. And a towering intellect, he spoke about 15 launguages…

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    Plato says:

    For those who don’t know the YouTube lingo …

    To stick this on your blog, copy this:

    To link to it from your blog, copy this:

    Hope that works!

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    No-one in particular says:

    I take it that this is meant ironically?

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    “He was however a great speaker.”

    So was Hitler.

    “about 15 launguages…”

    Seems like you can’t even speak the English LANGUAGE.

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    Cassandra King says:

    WOW! Dan Hannan was superb, I have never heard such a direct and honest appraisal of McMental and his defects, a fantastic speech wasnt it?
    McSnot grinning like a chimp with an erection, being forced to confront his shortcomings and faults, I bet nobody has had the bollocks to tell McBust to his face just what he has done to the UK.
    Will the BBC air this video? the BBC will never ever show this video, shown widely it would destroy McBean at the polls, it would forever demolish his standing with even his supporters!
    I hope this video is used at the general election, it would smash newlabour construct to pieces just as McChimp will be smashing a shed load of mobiles tonite!

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    Lancelot says:

    The humiliation of Gordon Brown starts in earnest today. It will continue throughout the rest of life and long after he’s dead. History will not be kind to this man and he knows it.

    Daniel Hannan is no lightweight. If you enjoyed his dressing down of Brown, try reading his book “The Plan – Twelve Months to Renew Britain”

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    Get this on your blogs.


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    IUnknown says:

    What a fantastic speech and more to the point, that hoon, the “Bang and the wealth has gone” Cillit Brown just sits there and smirks. What an obnoxious twat.

    Well done Hannan.

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    Lilith says:

    LUSH…Brown smirking like the retard (apologies to retards) that he is.

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    Dan Hannan is a nobody, that’s why no-one will take him seriously apart from Robert Kilroy-Silk and his like.

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    Anonymous says:

    Fucking awesome.

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    bill kearns says:


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    HarrietHarman`sLoofah says:

    Outstanding. The Nokias will be flying!

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    Tom says:

    We know all that.

    What we need is Brown out and a Government that can start to fix the country in.

    Where on earth are we going to find one of those?

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    Hamish Macbeth says:

    Bloody Hell – praise from OH…

    He must be good

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    Anonymous says:

    This could be the butterfly’s wings flapping that causes the hurricane in No 10 come election day.

    This guy is ten times better than Cameron on a good day at PMQs…

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    Jake Goofy says:

    Huh, huh? Wot abart awl dem yoofs wiv no jobbs? Wot’ll appen to me kidz.

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    AnonyMongous says:

    Fuck off G.P. you utter Hunt

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    weybridgeman says:

    WOW! What a perfectly BRILLIANT orator. One to watch guys!

    ‘Nuff said……!

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    pete-s says:

    He won’t expose himself to that situation again, where he can be rebuked and has no abiliity to stop it. Well done Hannan.

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    Mazza1230 says:

    Wow !

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    It might be best to send everyone to Guido, then all the comments will be collected in one place.

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    So17 says:

    Galloway Pride gets his face shoved into the doorframe from the court of public opinion as they pile into the room.

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    Anon. says:

    Snotty is turning in to a right fat bastard.

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    AnonyMongous says:

    Still a c_u_n_t

    Guido this Hoon replacement stuff is shite – it’s clearly not about swearing, so do us a favour…

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    WOW… I must get audio of this… I want to be able to listen again and again… and then again. Oh the glee with which I absorb every thrust of the knife…

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    Cassandra King says:

    Galloway pride,

    A prime example of hope over reality? McMental bouncing back is he, FFS what can I add to that delusion?
    A deuled mental case leading an ever shrinking band of mental cases, marching in step into political oblivion, millions of workers betrayed by a deranged retard and still he can scrape up some comrade to spew up some drivel on his behalf, tell you what comrade, go visit the local dole offices and see what McMental hs done to the workers.

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    Johnny Nonestmeaculpa says:

    Bravo Dan the Man.

    Shows his UK colleagues up for the spineless wankers that they are.

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    Thor says:

    Off you go.
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

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    Coneyisland says:

    Awsome – a blindingly brilliant piece of truth in a world of political spin, mire and filth.

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    I suppose you voted for Veritas?

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    Gotcha!!!! Hannan fired a rhetorical salvo of torpedoes to sink Gordo Belgrano.

    Dan Hannan = Da Man.

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    Ivor Weissloth says:

    I’m crying with joy. Oh Joy. I’ never thought it possible but I always thought it possible we would have a saviour. He is that person. The only thing that worries me is that he seems to know a bit too much about sailing if you know what I mean. Dave give this man the job. Please.

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    electro-kevin says:

    Take that, Brown. Take that !

    And if that doesn’t make the BBC then we’ll know exactly how corrupt they are.

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    Anonymous says:

    He forgot to mention Jade Goody…..

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    Westsussexboy says:

    It becomes embarrassing when Johnny foreigner is laughing at your Prime Minister. Why do Labour put up with him?

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    Max says:

    Here is what happens if you search a link for Daniel Hannan and here is where you go if you to link to Galloway_Pride. Ironically the front page of the said Galloway_Pride link shouts “King: We can’t afford another stimulus package”; which is probably not what Galloway intended. The Dear Leader will not be a happy man tonight despite his giggles at the EU.

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    Ken M says:

    Is UKIP having a go at Gordo too.


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    Foreign Office Official says:

    Saw Dan Hannan on the Daily Politics Show last week…looked to me like a future replacement for David Cameron!

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    AnonyMongous says:

    I KNOW that you’re medicated (or supoosed to be)

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    jammy dogger says:

    McLiberace looks like he was enjoying a quiet butt plug during this massively overdue and expertly executed demolition.

    Brown is now a dead dog floating in a childrens’ swimming pool.

    Joy unconfined.

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    Rexel 56 says:

    To be fair to Cameron, the Speaker would never let him use in PMQ some of the language employed by Hannan here. I’m just disappointed that Hannan didn’t call him a Phoney as well just to rub it in that Gorbals Mick wasn’t there to protect his master.

    It may just be that the combination of Hannan and Merv on the same day will finally tip McMental over the edge and that right now he is being strapped into the straight-jacket which, for a while now, has had his name on it.

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    Anonymous says:

    Superb speech…

    How about every person who voted for Labour take personal responsibility and has to pay back this Government’s debt.

    Just like every city worker is supposed to take personal responsibility for the credit crunch and needs to pay back their bonuses.

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    Dan “the man” Hannan says it as he so often does in clear, logical, and precise terms and with surgical precision. His minutes at the microphone are beautifully crafted and constructed, building into a crescendo.

    A bankrupt Prime Minister, pathalogically incapable not just of admitting fault, but of running the country, has just been skewered.

    Farage gave Blair a bitch-slapping, and Dan has exposed Gordon in assembly, stripping him of his fraudulently obtained colours.

    Bravo, Dan. 10/10. In a word: Delicious.

    p.s. Loved the gasps around the chamber as the rapier wit did its work.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    in concrete, with a stake in the heart.

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    Anony. says:

    Gordon Brown = the worst prime mentalist this country never voted for.

    Fuck off Brown and quickly.

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    Thegriffinster says:

    Excellent! Absolutely brilliant!

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    Max says:

    Dog is too kind, I’d say log.

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    nuage35 says:

    What a long wait we’ve had to hear someone speak the truth about our current financial mess – what a joy – I’ve listened to it many times just for the pleasure of it

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    AnonyMongous says:

    It turns out that the problem was zonealarm – no sign of the video window ’til I turned it off

    Thanks for the link

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    Pete says:

    I can’t help but agree with you: this speech should be a template for our Tory MPs – FFS we should be bouncing Labour off the walls all the time – remember them against Major’s gov’t?

    There’s an open goal for us: the sleaze is all around sexual, monetary, financially, mendaciously – any way you want to take it they’re up for grabs and what do we get? F*cking field mice.

    If Daniel was a UK MP and up for a leadership contest I’d rejoin the party (I left because I supported the other David) just to vote for him – brilliant!

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    jammy dogger says:

    Either way, you’d want to get it out quick and do a lot of sanitising.

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    Anon says:

    It was sickening watching Brown who every so often contorted his face into a rictus grin which gave away his appalling mental state! vomit-making….

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    Mr Gladstones' Bag says:

    Superb speech. Why can’t we have demolishing acts like this heard at Westminster? (Perhaps because the slob of a speaker would have stopped him on one pretence or other at a number of times in the speech?)

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    Max says:

    Anyone under McBroon’s flightpath coming back from the EU happy to get one of these onto your roof so he knows he’s coming home: Cock On Roof?

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    Katabasis says:

    ye gods no, I think it is actually serious.

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    Man from Medellin says:

    Brilliant, on the money

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    Cato says:

    GP, you are an utter twat. Powell was NOT a proven racist.

    Show us all the evidence of your assertion…or are you basing it on one speech?

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    jgrahamf says:

    Let’s have some more Mr Hannan – get all this back to Westminster. Brown is a spent force and it’s our money he has spent!

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    JD says:

    Galloway Pride: Oxymoron, surely? JD.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Harman ought to have pointed out that Brown had no moral authortiy, because he had not fought a contested election. Thank goodness Gorbals Mick wasn’t there.

    However, he sorted the bastard out, ably supported by an additional kicking from the Bank of England. Whose next to kick Brown, Darling?

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    fuckfuck says:

    who voted for this Hunt,i must’ve been pissed that day i missed the snot gobbler’s election.

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    fjw says:

    I think the fuckwit means it! Dear God, he’s in a time warp, circa 1964. what a tosser.

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    Plato says:

    This guy mashes the rest – Vince has nothing on this performance – what a dude.

    Mr Cameron – give this bloke a job.

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    brownbaita says:

    You lucky sod. I’d love to have been there watching him. Isn’t there any more coverage of Brown’s reaction? Those three glorious seconds are just not enough

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    Brown study says:

    Hmmm, I’m not sure who was best, this Hannan chap or Sion Simon on the Today programme.

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    CCTV STAR says:

    I love the dramatic pauses. Almost as much as Brown’s anguished rictus.


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    Plato says:

    PS his body language is perfect as well as his rhetoric.


    Bravo, encore, more!

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    JD says:

    How refreshing to hear a politician saying what he means, meaning what he says, and in this case saying what everybody else (with the odd exception) is thinking – the truth.
    I can only hope for more. JD.

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    Westsussexboy says:

    I am starting to wonder if the Prime Minister is even capable of wiping his own arse.

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    A Pedant says:

    Galloway Pride… you are Dollie Draper and I claim my £5!

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    Cassandra King says:

    My feelings exactly, Cameron and his team could learn a lot from this speech, what we need is the truth spelled out for all all to hear, no more pathetic consensus nice guy chummy ‘why cant we all just get along’ politics, just hard hitting home truths pressed home with conviction and balls.
    The newlabour scum need putting firmly in their place, they need to be lambasted constantly for the mess thay have made, every time a Tory gets on TV they should go on the offensive and tell people exactly what newlabour have done to our once proud nation.
    That speech should become a template of all future Tory speeches and the Tories would be at least twenty points ahead in the polls!
    When a Tory front bench spokesperson comes on TV/radio they always come across as shy and retiring, almost appologetic and always lacking in fire and self confidence, time to step up and give the comrades the kicking they so richly deserve.

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    G-man says:

    Could this possibly have something to do with the above inflation rise to the license fee currently being a subject of debate i.e. Tories opposed, Labour curiously silent<

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    fjw says:

    Don’t forget the ‘proven’ homophobia and sexism, can’t leave those out. Eating babies, too, we’ll have that in. Now we’ve finished off the ‘workers’ we need something else to slate our appetites. You can get quite hungry in a ‘liberal, 21st. Century, multicultural, metropoloitan, society’ such as ours. You forgot the bankrupt bit, though.

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    Anonymous says:

    Ton – Up !

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    Anonymous says:

    That speech is a work of art. I am now in love with Hannan and would gladly bear his man-babies.

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    Sailor says:

    That was a brilliant demolition job on Gordon McGrabbit. I haven’t felt so good about something since I got made redundant. Oh! and by the way “Galloway Pride” Why don’t you creep back under your stone?

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    optional says:

    Anyone got a link to Hannan’s speech which is not youtube? It’s banned here.

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    Little Red Riding HOON says:

    This is FANTASTIC.

    That speech brought a tear to my eye. Fuck you Gordon. Fuck. You.

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    Charcoal says:

    nah, give him Cameron’s job.

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    let inflation rip says:

    Hello proles and poor people. Gorgon the Gargoyle here. How are you all getting on with the 10p tax rate? Not suffering enough eh? Trying to hang onto what little you’ve got? Ready for a spot of hyperinflation, Labout style then? Coming to every shop and supermarket near you like an express train. Woo oooo!

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    This is BRILLIANT!! I’ve been reading DH’s blogs in the DT over the past year, always thought he was very incisive, but this goes to another level. This wasn’t so much a political speech more of a bitch slapping. Superb, loved the way the camera cut to McSnot showing him apparently writing, more like drawing a hangman of DH!

    Dave was hitting back hard too today, hail the mighty Alan Titchmarsh show, umm?

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    Johnny Norfolk says:

    One thing for sure that will never be shown by the BBC. Its called balance. If you look at the BBC news site it only talks about Brown

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    peeved says:

    Excellent; sincere and honest – first time I’ve used those words about a politician. Three cheers for Daniel Hannan

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    johnny come lately says:

    galloway pride.

    if Enoch Powell was a racist. You are a juvenile bigot. Unlike you I knew the man and he most certainly was not a racist.

    Go back and read his speech, then drive around this country and notice how many cities and towns are now like so many towns and villages in the Indian sub continent. That was what he was warning the country about. That uncontrolled immigration could and will create discontent throughout the land.

    But you are just another unintelligent idiot who like all lemmings follow the lead given by other bigots and so the nonsense said about one of the greatest patriots this country has seen. (Mrs Thatchers words, not mine!) goes on and on.

    I believe that you, Galloway Pride, are the racist!

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    Dennis says:

    More like an Exocet missile, I’d say, leaving a sodding great hole just below the waterline then exploding the ammunition magazines.

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    brownbaita says:

    Try 95

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    Carlos says:

    OH cleans my toilets when he’s not blogging, you know.

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    N18MER says:

    Wonderful. Thank G*d for viral videos. I’ve already sent this to loads of friends. And now I see that Hannan’s response was not even shown on Chan 4’s news this evening when they reported on GB’s visit. What a bunch of onanists (ht to Boris) they and the BBC are.

    Keep the message flowing.

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    Stephen says:

    Galloway Pride links to the Guardian, say no more, Draper’s slight brigade rearguard, no-one not a certified W***owlic**r would believe any of the comments he has written here. Now given that Hannan can deliver like this ,why has the Telegraph downgraded him to occasional commentator? If only Cameron would say the same to Brown’s face in the HOC.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Superb, simply superb

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    Plato says:

    wow – great performance from Mr Hannan.

    Encore, bravo, more!

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    michael says:

    a mmessage to david cameron and the rest of the consertive party

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    Gladys Pew says:

    I have ripped a copy in AVI format, its 7MB. How to get it to you though?

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    michael says:


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    John Lyon CB - I always believe that one should not over exert oneself! says:

    Ha bloody ha, looks dodgy for Gordon, but the joy for me is that parties can come and go, voted in, voted out, BUT, I will keep my CB and my six figure salary all for doing nothing.

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    michael says:

    THIS CLIP SHOULD BE SHOWN ON NEWSNIGHT tonight…but it wont be

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    neil says:

    briliant content and delivery .

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    wooly says:

    Finaly a tory with balls.

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    Mange Tout - Son of Mange says:

    Nice work Hannan dude. Dave get this man back into Parliament.

    This ain’t no rope-a-dope, this is the real deal.

    Truth hurts Brown and boy did you get some there.

    McNulty, Smith, Harman, Prescott, Balls, Cooper, Balls, Darling, Vaz, Mandelbum your boy took a hell of a beating.

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    The Beast says:

    grinning like a monkey at a zoo caught playing with>himself

    NO NO
    The correct term is
    “Wanking like a demented Chimpanzee with Parkinsons disease”
    That is the gurning visage McMental (the fat Hoon) normaly presents to the world.
    If I were Obamah Id have the secret servive check out my bog during G20.
    It wouldnt surprise in the least if McMental hadnt got MI5 to plant tiny cameras just so he could watch Obamah on the shitter allowing himself a crafty wank as the most powerful man on the planet squeezed out a bum cigar.
    Being both Scottish and a Hoon
    McMental would probably also try and sell the video to the German GovT(Germans like that kind of thing) and he needs as much cash as possible.

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    When Gordon met Nigel:

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    simon r says:

    Brilliant – that was so fucking great it gave me a stiffie !

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    jammy dogger says:

    My transcript. Savour!
    Daniel Hannan MEP: The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government
    Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician: namely the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate. You’ve spoken here about Free Trade – and amen to that. Who would have guessed, listening to you just now, that you were the author of the phrase ‘British jobs for British workers’ and that you have subsidised, where you have not nationalised outright, swathes of our economy, including the car industry and many of the banks? Perhaps you would have more moral authority in this house if your actions matched your words? Perhaps you would have more legitimacy in the councils of the world if the United Kingdom were not going into this recession in the worst condition of any G20 country?

    The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around £20,000. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. Now, once again today you try to spread the blame around; you spoke about an international recession, international crisis. Well, it is true that we are all sailing together into the squalls. But not every vessel in the convoy is in the same dilapidated condition. Other ships used the good years to caulk their hulls and clear their rigging; in other words – to pay off debt. But you used the good years to raise borrowing yet further. As a consequence, under your captaincy, our hull is pressed deep into the water line under the accumulated weight of your debt.

    We are now running a deficit that touches 10% of GDP, an almost unbelievable figure. More than Pakistan, more than Hungary; countries where the IMF have already been called in.

    Now, it’s not that you’re not apologising; like everyone else I have long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for these things. It’s that you’re carrying on, wilfully worsening our situation, wantonly spending what little we have left. Last year – in the last twelve months – a hundred thousand private sector jobs have been lost and yet you created thirty thousand public sector jobs. Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense! Everyone knows that Britain is worse off than any other country as we go into these hard times. The IMF has said so; the European Commission has said so; the markets have said so – which is why our currency has devalued by thirty percent. And soon the voters too will get their chance to say so. They can see what the markets have already seen: that you are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.

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    Tankus says:

    I too…… like the fact that he was allowed to continue without the braying hoards trying to shout him down , or some paid muppet of a speaker telling him to take a pill ….

    The relative quietness made it hit home

    It just shows up what an utter bunch of losers that we have in Parliament

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    Anonymous says:

    I owe that chap a pint.

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    michael says:

    we do know this ..but it shoud be shown.

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    Foreign Office Official says:

    If Obama sees the UKIP and Hannan videos he’ll cancel his trip to London for the G20 Summit!

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    Great. But why doesn’t Cameron speak like this?

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    Martin C says:

    Stonking. Absolutely completely stonking. I am going to go and order a copy of his book, “The Plan”, right now.

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    jammy dogger says:

    I’ve posted a transcript, but it still seems to be in a moderation queue.

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    Max says:

    Steady on Galloway, here’s some balance and shading on times past; and it’s from the Grauniad too (Sarfraz Manzoor) so let’s not whip up too much of a frenzy amongst any ZNL new kids on the block who might stray on here so late. Manzoor says “Enoch Powell was right, it seems to me, to highlight the danger of communities failing to integrate and right to say that the sheer number of immigrants coming into a country can have a serious impact on its culture. But…” He does say “but” and continues so I have left that in too for balance and the rest of the article can be read as per the link. Always two sides, always worth discussing; anything but the pavlovian stuff, the sound bites, assumptions and stereotyping from the usual ZNL trolls on here. Nearly a rant, not quite.

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    judith says:

    C4 news tonight didn’t show Hannan, but did show (and emphasize) the almost empty Chamber, the MEP texting, and another nodding off!

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    Anonymous says:

    The length probalby kicked off the Atlas Shrugged filter

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    N18MER says:

    And, predictably, BBC’s Nick Robinson has ‘failed’ even to mention Hannan’s response. They just don’t get it, do they. We are not fools; we shall not be ill-served in this way; and they (the BBC and others) must realise – sooner rather than later – that the peole have had enough.

    I take it, Guido, that you and all the other mainstream blogmeisters have already ensured that this is in Robinson’s (et al) in box. I’d love to read of any response you get from these quarters.

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    Max says:

    Too true, am feeling a bit dirty already so its home for a wash and an old fashioned pint of Rose.

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Fuck off Andrew Marr you mong and take your BBC filth with you.
    When the Tories get back in in May 2010 they should make it a criminal offence if you fail to root out socialist filth where ever they are and suspend them from meat hooks prior to burning them alive.

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    Lola says:

    Oh joy!

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    jammy dogger says:

    Yes, I often have a problem with my length.

    Maybe I should post it in segments?

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    michael says:

    wow.i am going back to have another look at the vidio,thank you daniel hannan for saying what i would say (or could say) if I was face to face with gordon brown.
    p.s conservative party ..please note

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    jammy dogger says:

    My transcript pt 1. Savour!

    Daniel Hannan MEP: The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government

    Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician: namely the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate. You’ve spoken here about Free Trade – and amen to that. Who would have guessed, listening to you just now, that you were the author of the phrase ‘British jobs for British workers’ and that you have subsidised, where you have not nationalised outright, swathes of our economy, including the car industry and many of the banks? Perhaps you would have more moral authority in this house if your actions matched your words? Perhaps you would have more legitimacy in the councils of the world if the United Kingdom were not going into this recession in the worst condition of any G20 country?

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    jammy dogger says:

    pt 2

    The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around £20,000. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. Now, once again today you try to spread the blame around; you spoke about an international recession, international crisis. Well, it is true that we are all sailing together into the squalls. But not every vessel in the convoy is in the same dilapidated condition. Other ships used the good years to caulk their hulls and clear their rigging; in other words – to pay off debt. But you used the good years to raise borrowing yet further. As a consequence, under your captaincy, our hull is pressed deep into the water line under the accumulated weight of your debt.

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    GP Britain is not a liberal 21st century multi-cultural metropolitan society and you have no place anywhere. Fuck off

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    Anonymous says:

    Galloway – please can we have your address. The men in white coats are getting impatient.

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    Anonymous says:

    BUT DON’T FORGET – Guido is going on the DAILY POLITICS which will be a perfect opportunity to bring up why this video is not getting the profile it deserves on the BBC !!!

    He may be able to do a ‘Tony Benn Gaza Appeal’ stunt of his own !!

    Let us make Dan the Man famous….

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    Ivor Weissloth says:

    What we need is a country we can fix Brown in.

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    jammy dogger says:

    pt 3

    We are now running a deficit that touches 10% of GDP, an almost unbelievable figure. More than Pakistan, more than Hungary; countries where the IMF have already been called in.

    Now, it’s not that you’re not apologising; like everyone else I have long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for these things. It’s that you’re carrying on, wilfully worsening our situation, wantonly spending what little we have left. Last year – in the last twelve months – a hundred thousand private sector jobs have been lost and yet you created thirty thousand public sector jobs. Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense! Everyone knows that Britain is worse off than any other country as we go into these hard times. The IMF has said so; the European Commission has said so; the markets have said so – which is why our currency has devalued by thirty percent. And soon the voters too will get their chance to say so. They can see what the markets have already seen: that you are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Outstanding. Reminds me of that speech from Gladiator:

    “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,
    Commander of the Armies of the North,
    General of the Felix Legions,
    loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius,
    father to a murdered son,
    husband to a murdered wife,
    and I will have my vengeance
    — in this life or the next.”

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Hang him from a meat hook through the jaw and set fire to him

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    jammy dogger says:

    pt 3

    We are now running a deficit that touches 10% of GDP, an almost unbelievable figure. More than Pakistan, more than Hungary; countries where the IMF have already been called in.

    Now, it’s not that you’re not apologising; like everyone else I have long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for these things. It’s that you’re carrying on, wilfully worsening our situation, wantonly spending what little we have left. Last year – in the last twelve months – a hundred thousand private sector jobs have been lost and yet you created thirty thousand public sector jobs.

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    “Prime Minister You have run out of our money”
    GP even Mervyn King agrees.

    Out of ideas, out of money, out of favour and almost out of time.
    As Mr Obama said “Time for change”

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Brown smirking like the window licker he is.

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    Peter says:

    I feel quite proud – he is my MEP.
    Osbourne should develop this style he would be bloody good with the put down.

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    jammy dogger says:

    The heuristic moderation algorithm now has me in it’s sights. I give up!

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    Anonymous says:

    Inspired. Make that man Prime Minister.

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    Frank Fartwell says:

    Awesome. Step aside David Cameron .

    In more enlightened times a a grinning gibbon like Brown would be chained to a fucking barrel organ.

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    Brilliant truth delivered on the money so to speak. Truth will not be shown on the BBC, so don’t wait to see it. Brown is dangerous,the public know this,but we must suffer further for his madness. This government must be consigned to the dustbin for all our sakes. The predictions are that we – the UK – will have to wait until 2018 for the economy to get anywhere normal, and that’s only if PM GB and co are gone for good.

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    That is great fun too. Put it up on the big screen Guido.

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    Ivor Weissloth says:

    Thanks for the youtube link. Poor old Gordon he must be chuckling tonight, eh?

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    Rexel 56 says:

    For fuck’s sake. News 24 has a woman Danish Green MEP on to review McSnot’s speech. Was Hannan too busy?

    Mind you, she thought he was a hoon.

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    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    This needs to be released on DVD (Region 1, of course!)

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    Anonymous says:

    The look on his face was “Yeah, but what you gonna do? I’ve got my hands on the wheel for another year yet. Plenty of time to take the ship down with all on board.”

    It increasingly looks like Brown and many around him know that this recession is the big one. Deep into the abyss. No way out for a generation, if ever. Back to feudal law.

    And all the words in all the talking shops of the world can’t make a blind bit of difference. They know. They are prepared.

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    jaybocks says:

    Crikey, they must be crapping themselves if they’ve brought out the legendary Galloway Pride.

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    Is that you, Dolly? Window-licking good.

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    Peter Grimes says:

    What do you mean ‘like a monkey caught playing with himself in the zoo’!

    What pleasure would McDoom have left in life if he couldn’t masturbate like a monky? It’s what the crazies do in an asylum.

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    J. Cruddas says:

    Me too pal.

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    CCTV STAR says:

    “You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense!”

    Fuckin ay.


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    jammy dogger says:

    Hannan’s speech contains the words: wantonly … squeezing … engorgement. So perhaps it’s not just the length of the text that is tripping the moderation!

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    jammy dogger says:

    That was a test.

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    Anonymous says:

    mr hannan in brussels – mr brown must have been smiling that he managed to bring the little seen mep back to work for the day,turtleboy

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    optional says:

    95 is youtube as well

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    optional says:


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    drollocks says:

    Fuck me, he’ll have Creepy Crick rummaging through his wheelie bins in no time if he carry’s on like that. Time to get your shredder working overtime Danny boy.

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    Ivor Weissloth says:

    Yeah, It could be sponsored by ‘Just Nails’

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Galloway Pride ought to know how Powell responded when that bloody fool Benn made similar accusations. Powell pointed out that he left Australia to volunteer to fight the Nazis in 1939.

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    jammy dogger says:

    Monkeys don’t tend to suffer the same sort of guilt that riddles your typical manse-raised Scotchlandic weirdo. I guess they’re lucky that way.

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    “My name is Minimus Gordius Nokiae
    Commander of the armies of some rocks in Helmand
    General of Basra airport customs shed
    Disloyal servant to the last elected emperor, Antonius Blairelius
    father to a wrecked economy
    husband to a broken society
    and I will be a hindrance
    – until removed under some pretext,”

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    William says:


    Blonde Ladies Wig – unwanted Mothers day present
    From Jack, Essex

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    Sandy Jamieson says:

    There were four main issues that Enoch Powell pronounced upon in his lifetime.
    1) The need for a sound economy with low inflatio and equally low taxation.
    2) That membership of the EU is incompatable with Britain’s status as a free nation
    3) An end to uncontrolled and semi-controlled immigration
    4) The status of Ulster within the UK

    Well he was ceratinly right on on issues 1 and 2. On issue 3 and 4, the jury is still out.

    There is not one iota of evidence that he was a racist. Yes he attracted support of some racists but it is no co-incidence that the majority of outright racists are in the BNP who can be summed up as White-Power Socialists.

    Bear in mind this, in attendance at Enoch Powell’s funeral was Tony Benn. He would not have gone to the funeral of someone he regarded as racist. An opponent yes but an honourable opponent

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    Uncle Vanya says:

    Gordon McRuin Broone was grinning like a fool because he is, like an Alkie, in total denial about whats going on. The Emporer is naked, and everyone with any intelligence can see that – but Pa Broone cannot. His Pals, Mandelprat, Har-person and others are all telling him ‘What a wonderful chap you are – Dear Leader’.

    The comment about an old ‘Apparatchik’ are just about right as far as Brown is concered. Maybe he was smiling because he had just written Dan Hannan’s name down on his ‘Little List’ for those he wants ‘smeared’ by the Neues Liebore back-room stink tanks…. and ‘investigated’ by the security services.

    I may be a bit of a cynic now, a bit ‘Victor Meldrew’ in my old age. But I for one, do not trust Brown or any of his Party creatures now. They are looking more and more like old time Eastern Bloc party hacks.

    Maybe we will all wake up and find Pa Broone has tried to invoke the ‘Civil Contingencies Bill 2004′ to quash politcal oppostion soon. But this could trigger a parliamentry constitutional crisis if Brown is stupid enough to try this.

    We live in interesting times now……!!!

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    No-one in particular says:

    I at least know the difference between writing and speaking. I do however apologise for making one erroneous keystroke and not checking my typing very carefully before posting!

    This does not affect the truth of what I wrote.


    I don’t know whether Hitler was a great speaker as I don’t understand German. He certainly seems to have been a powerful and impassioned orator, as deluded megalomaniacs often appear to be. But are you seriously comparing Powell with Hitler?

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    Nipper says:

    Absolutely perfect debagging. Well done Dan Hannan. ‘kin A.

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    Hamish Macbeth says:

    That’s very offensive…

    Withdraw it immediately….

    Do you think windowlickers want to be compared to Brown..

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    crux says:

    It’s not like McAvity to leave himself open to a good kicking.

    He must be feeling horny.

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    Anonymous says:

    Bravo Daniel Hannan.This should be included in future Party Political Broadcasts at regular intervals.We can be certain that the BBC will do all in its power to suppress it.

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    Brownian Motions says:

    Very well executed within the 3 minute limit. With luck when Cyclops returns from fudgepacking in Latin America the Falklands Islands will still be British and not part of some foreign policy initiative.

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    Funny you say that. Only today I heard ‘La Smith’ saying that the threat of a dirty bomb is greater than ever.
    Why did she just decide that that was news?

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    TrevorsDen says:

    Oh come on !! what a patheti response.

    Cameron said in Parliament that Brown was a ‘phoney’ but was forced to withdraw in by the Speaker!

    Come on …. lets get this anti Cameron chip of the shoulder.

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    No-one in particular says:


    I didn’t know that. But I was aware that he rose from Private to Brigadier and was incensed not to be allowed to be in combat. I must look up his biog.

    He was clearly a much more complex man than the ignorant portrayals would suggest…

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    damnit, that felt like an orgasm. he absolutely panned him.

    oh yes.. yes.. YEAAS!!

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    lagger says:

    Yeah he seemed quite pleased.

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    BulloPill says:

    Brilliant speech, Mr Hannan. Just the sort of verbal slapping our reviled PM needs. The great shame is that most of the population won’t see/hear this. I can’t find it mentioned on the Al-Beebra news website, and I doubt it’ll find it’s way onto any broadcast news.
    And the MacMentalist just sat through it, giggling and grinning. Is he totally deaf to any criticism? Can he really be so deluded that he thinks it’s none of his doing, the mess we’re in? And that his “solutions” are the “right thing to do”.

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    Anonymous says:

    The most exciting event so far this year. Thank you very much Mr Hannan.

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    Woman on a Raft says:

    That’s the Right Stuff.

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    View from the Bunker next door says:

    Get that guy into Westminster asap and on to the Conservative front bench – – he said what the country thinks;what probably the Cabinet secretly and privately thinks;what the majority of independently-minded Labour backbenchers think and what Cameron OUGHT to be saying (although doubtless Speaker Martin would probably rebuke him for telling the truth. in the House of Commons) Brown IS a phoney;he IS “pathologically incapable” ;the rest of the World think he’s a joke;Obama thinks he’s a joke;he IS a joke with his grandiose schemes to “save the World” when he’s bankrupted his own country by his gross incompetence firstly in the decade he was Chancellor and presided over and encouraged the bankers to lend and the consumer to borrow far too much to finance his public spending and latterly as one of the worst Prime Ministers this country has had the misfortune to have foisted(I won’t say elected because he wasn’t) upon it and the sooner we’re “shot” of him and his bankrupted administration the better !!!

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    Katabasis says:

    Are embedded views not counted on Youtube? The counter on the site is stuck at 225.

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    Anonymous says:

    Even Ambrose Silk might squeeze one out over this.

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    Anonymous says:

    A brilliant show! He reminds me of Niles from Frasier. He really should be in the Commons though, very eloquent.

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    Toby says:

    Well Farage sounds and looks like a fruitcake and did himself no favours in his vein popping, head bobbing, chavvy, look-theres-nobody-here-to-stop-me psudo QT waffle.

    Hannan on the other hand… devastating, just devastating. When McBust grinned like a loon at Farage, I could understand his mirth/facial spasim. But when he did the same during Dan’s speech he looked like a mental creep.

    God I bet Hague and Dave are green with envy at this once in a lifetime opportunity to verbally ass rape this pathetic excuse for a PM, with no jeering fuckwits opposite and no gorbals mick to interrupt. priceless.

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    Anonymous says:

    Just to keep you in the picture… Galloway_ Pride also goes under the name of PatPrimer 74 on The House Price Crash site. The man is a Labour Troll who seems to be as mentally ill as Brown.

    Don’t feed the Troll!

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    dredge says:

    I think we managed to work out already that anyone putting the words ‘Galloway’ and ‘Pride’ together is a green inker.

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    Anonymous says:

    Come on BBC , get reporting this!

    Nice to hear the truth being spoken.

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    Anonymous says:

    Because she is a deeply inadequate div.

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    Lola says:

    Methinks Mr Hannan is in for it now. Every Zanu spinmeister will be on the job either propoganderising or looking for even the smallest shred of scandal they can use to discredit him. Expect to see a lot of innuendo and suggestion as to his financial, sexual and intellectual probity.

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    michael says:

    all true ,but how can we get this reported on the b.b.c. or sky, is daniel hannan standing in the euopian elections in june ? i would vote for him ,because he has said to gordon brown just what i would have said ,given the chance

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    Westminster Watch says:

    I once had the privilege to hear Enoch Powell and Michael Foot debating the role of Britain in Europe and what the role of the European Union should be at a private event. It was undoubtedly the most intelligent and compulsive debate I have heard with the highest quality of oratory from both speakers.

    Hannan was very good, but not quite at that level

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    Gorbals Mick says:

    Order Order

    The honourable member will withdraw every word.

    We don’t allow personal attacks in this House.

    Do we, Gordon?

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    Bob A Job says:

    What a legend – great work Dan. Please come to Westminster and kick the shit out of the rest of them.
    Now i’ll just turn on the BBC News and see if it’s mentioned at all. Mmmmmm thought not.

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    apricotfox says:

    Fantastic, peerless performance. I do so hope that Lola is wrong..but not only is McMental pathologically incapable of apology but also psychotic…so no doubt every effort will indeed be made to smash Hannan. Let’s hope he’s tough.

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you God

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    Peter says:

    Did you not mean a Proboscis Monkey – they have long snotty noses

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    Dan The Man says:

    His book THE PLAN is an excellent read.

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    Elby The Beserk says:

    Superb. Quite quite superb. Summed the Hunt up. Brown looked as though he had pissed himself again.

    Meanwhile, Mervyn is being reported as saying we’re broke, and that is it for fiscal stimuli.

    I do so want to see Brown carted out of Number 10 in a straitjacket.

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    Anonymous says:

    You have to dig VERY deep on albeeba’s website to find any mention of this demolition job on McJobbie… and not by the political commentator, either – all mentions are by Joe Public.

    Typical Beeb!!

    I still reckon McSlippery will use emergency powers nearer to annihilation day 2010 to suspend elections in some trumped-up emergency or other (cue Jackboot and a scare story…) and he stays unelected ad nauseum…

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    MonkeyBot5000 says:

    He sounds genuinely pissed off. I like it.

    Anyone who isn’t livid about the way Brown’s been treating parliament and the public obviously hasn’t been paying attention.

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    Lola says:

    Had this been Benn/Kinnock or whoever attacking Thatcher it’d have been all over the beeb, you can betcha.

    How does one mount a concerted ‘publish or else’ on them?

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    adge says:

    This should be run on BBC and Sky after all they do spout equal opportunities don’t they

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    Lola says:

    Either that or two large blokes in white uniforms and an unmarked van turn up and cart him away in a straight waistcoat.

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    bob says:

    priceless, just when i was thinking there were no MP’s out there with big enough
    kahunas to say to Mc fucking Mental what we the electorate have been thinking…….Dan goes and says this, beautiful simple beautiful.
    It sould be on heavy rotation on every news network….this has to be emailed to every body in the country (ala rick rolling)

    dave have missed the boat , you needed to say this long ago. have that balls to stand up in the commons at PMQ’s and tell it like you mean it……..tell mick the dick to go “order…..o, o, order” him self.

    expose the lying fucking mental hoon for psycologically unballanced …soon to be blind , pant wetting, snott gobbeling, head bobbing scottish wanker that he is….he isnt fit to run a fucking bath , let alone the god damn country

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    Hey! Recognise me? I'm reincarnated! says:

    This grinning thing!

    It’s ME!!! BLIAR!!!

    Bliar – in the guise of Mk 2 – is back with you again!

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    Anonymous says:

    This guy is outstanding.

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    No-one in particular says:


    I fear that’s probably true. Depressing.

    Speaks volumes for the society we have become…

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    CCTV STAR says:


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    CCTV STAR says:

    It won’t if this is anything to go by:


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    Two Sicilies says:

    Agreed, Lola.

    The look on Brown’s face wasn’t one of humiliation at all. This was Al Capone re-incarnated. Secure. Safe. Vengeful.

    Spot the difference.

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    michael says:

    lalo,i do not care if he is ,broke (AS I AM ,DUE TO MR.BROWN) or gay,homo,or queer (as i am , due to god ) or is a numpty (as i am )…mr. daniel hannan spoke for a lot of us that can not say this to gordon brown face to face,i want this on the bbc, sky, newsnight, the politics show, or any other channel that will bring this to the notice of the public, but how do we do this ?

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    Anonymous says:

    History recalls how great the fall can be
    While everybody’s sleeping, the boats put out to sea
    Borne on the wings of time
    It seemed the answers were so easy to find
    “Too late,” the prophets cry
    The island’s sinking, let’s take to the sky

    Called the man a fool, stripped him of his pride
    Everyone was laughing up until the day he died
    Although the wound went deep
    Still he’s calling us out of our sleep
    My friends, we’re not alone
    He waits in silence to lead us all home

    Perhaps the silence is broken now.

    Well done Dan.

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    URGENT !!! Message for Mr Hannan!!! says:

    Grateful as we are to you for those fine words, and much as you might wish to relax with a stroll in some fine English woodland, I reckon many of us on here would say it was probably better that you avoid going for a walk in the woods this weekend!!!

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Yes and how did Benn spend WWII? flying his Spitfire over South Africa and Rhodesia. Loads of Fockers there eh Benn. Then he went on to re-invent himself on the Dimblebore shite known as Quizling Time where he pretended to have fought the Nazis.

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    bg says:

    Richard ‘Lord Haw Haw’ Corbett presents an alternative view.

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    Pravda says:

    Very strange – nothing on the news at 10 about this.

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    Lola says:

    Classic – and you cannot comment on the Hoon’s site.

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    bob says:

    what a wanker…..labour lot rotten to the core, how can he have the balls to call it a “bizzare rant”

    hope fully every labour cnut will be out of a job…..then its fair game when they are walking down the street !!!

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    McTwat is writing out Daniel’s death warrant….

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Tony Benn’s speech had claimed “the flag hoisted at Wolverhampton is beginning to look like the one that fluttered over Dachau and Belsen” (3 June, 1970.).

    Powell’s reply to Benn. “All that I will say is that in 1939 I voluntarily returned from Australia to this country to serve as a private soldier in the war against Germany and Nazism. I am the same man today… It does not follow that because a person resident in this country is not English that he does not enjoy equal treatment before the law and public authorities. I set my face like flint against discrimination.”

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    Anonymous says:

    From Corbett’s blog…

    “A busy Strasbourg session was given further excitement with Gordon Brown’s arrival this afternoon”

    Gordon Brown = Excitement! (nay, FURTHER excitement) !!

    Brown performed in his usual spastic manner and that Hannan lad ripped him a new arsehole – which he richly deserved – and will find handy, no doubt.

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    This site will give you audio file (mp3) from a youtube video, gratis.

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    Adrian P says:

    It’s called Repression, you allow the bits you want the proletariat to hear and supress the bits you dont want them to hear, in that way hoping to shape their reality and steer the Proletariat to where you want them to go, sometimes you’ve got to blow things up as well, you know to intriduce ID cards and a police state, that sort of stuff, you have to make them believe they are under attack and they will demand that you protect them.

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    Anon says:

    Brilliant! Oh bliss, oh rapture. And half the joy was watching Snotty sitting there having to endure it without M-m-m-m-mister-r-r S-s-s-speak-er putting his oar in. DH – you are a hero.

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    Michael Booth says:

    Absolutely spot on fantastic, delivered superbly with more home truths per second than anything I’ve heard in years… this man should be Tory leader. The fact that it has not been shown on the BBC or any other channel speaks volumes…

    Speak for England, Daniel, speak for England

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    Budgie says:

    Just seen Daniel Hannan’s speech – wonderful – a precision speech. Gord is doomed – please.

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    michael says:

    yes, mr. hannan should be protected, gordon may wish to bash more than telephones .gordon seems to get a bit upset when someone tells it ,as it is,thank you daniel hannan for doing just that.
    what a shame he (gordon) is not at p.m.q tomorrow ( come on william bash that harman for all IT is worth (and she is not worth much) i look forward to meeting you on p.m.q. tomorrow,michael.

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    nabidana says:

    I always thought Corbett’s blog was a cuttingly witty and satirical take on the Labour Party, then I worked out some hoons actually voted for him, and that he really exists. Holy living fuck.

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    michael says:

    se my reply 256

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    Only obscurantists like yourself and Guido care about the opinions of the extreme Loony Right (Farage, Hannan, Kilroy-Silk). Labour comfortably won the last 3 elections because we speak for Britain and you do NOT. Get used to being in opposition mate!


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    Farage as well? Who’s next, Robert Kilroy-Silk? Richard Littlejohn? Melanie Philips? You can tell the forces of conservatism are dying if this is the best you can come up with. Pitiful!

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    Newsnight Review says:

    No mention of the MEP on Newsnight. Although having said that Angela Eagle is getting a right buttf***ing from Paxman through her evasive answers.

    Seriously, hope someone youtubed this; almost up there with Brown’s drubbing earlier

  267. 267
    Anonymous says:

    has been making good use of streetview

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    BBC New story is: “Gordon Brown has said Europe is “uniquely placed” to provide world leadership in the economic downturn because of its history of co-operation.”

    Thanks, BBC. I think…

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    Anonymous says:

    Why isn’t this on the BBC News site?

    Maybe it is, but I can’t find it anywhere.

    Should be top spot on their politics page, surely.

    Can we exert pressure somehow?

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    Anonymous says:

    It sould be on heavy rotation on every news network….this has to be emailed to every body in the country (ala rick rolling)

    Yes but-for MAXIMUM impact why not send it across the pond to USA and Canadian networks-it is BOUND to be picked up and given an airing by at least SOME tv stations!

    Then it will be MUCH harder for the Beeb to “bury” this!

  271. 271

    Get this into your thick skulls.

    1) It’s a GLOBAL downturn. We live in a globalised world and there’s nothing we could have done to avoid this recession – it was beyond our control. If the Conservatives had been in power, there would’ve been even greater deregulation.

    2) Labour is actually planning to help the people hit by the recession.

    The do-nothing Tories would make things worse.

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    Typical Loony Right comments about the BBC bias. I happen to be friends with BBC workers and I know that the BBC is as fair and objective as humanly possible. They work hard to avoid ANY bias and only a paranoid lunatic would think otherwise.

    The fact is – no-one cares what ignorant reactionaries like Hannan think. Face it.

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    Lola says:

    Eagle still using the ‘market failure’ bollocks. When oh when will they fucking learn that this is market success. Markets succeeding by passing an accurate judgment on failed lefty policis.

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    Lola says:

    Hahahahaha. Back again I see to give us a larf. Plonker.

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    Newsnight Review says:

    Of course not. I mean, everyone thinks that the Ken Clarke slight deviation from the tories confirmed policy is newsworthy for 2 days don’t they!

    If this was Cameron rather than Brown it would be item number one or two and been rolling for hours.

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    Anonymous says:

    @Galloway Pride (whose screen-name says it all, really)

    There’s nothing ‘loony’ or ‘reactionary’ about Dan Hannon.

    He just speaks as he finds it – and as many of us (basically unpolitical types) find it.

    So why don’t YOU just ‘face it’?

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    Pierrepoint says:

    Good God GP, you really are as sad as sad gets.
    I couldn’t be you. I’d have blown my own head off a long time a go.
    Just thinking mind!

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    Anonymous says:

    Well said that man. Perfect.
    All Brown can ever do is grin like a moron when people lay into him. It’s disturbing.

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    Mazza1230 says:

    Opinion would appear to be divided on the subject……

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    You right-wingers with your hate-filled rhetoric are the reason why the British public will never vote for the Tories. Cameron is OK but the Conservative Party is still the Nasty Party and filled with closet racists, sexists and homophobic bigots. You keep on launching personal attacks on Gordon, keep on rumour-mongering and whining about Europe and immigration and we’ll talk about the REAL, RELEVANT issues to 21st Century Britain.

    Face it – your demographic is dying out. Most Tory voters are white people in their 60s and 70s and ethnic minorities, including our Muslim comrades, and young, tolerant, liberal white people are the ever-growing majority. Exactly why you are political dinosaurs. Get used to it.

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    Anonymous says:

    >>I couldn’t be you. I’d have blown my own head off a long time a go.
    Just thinking mind!

    Just thinking mind.

    Hmm – bloody good idea though :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Like everyone else, I think this is brilliant.

    Give this guy a job back home, he’s wasted out there!

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    Here are some FACTS for you – your demographic is dying out. Most Tory voters are white people in their 60s and 70s and ethnic minorities, including our Muslim comrades, and young, tolerant, liberal white people are the ever-growing majority. You will never appeal to young people, the LGBT community, Muslims, tolerant people with your attitude. Britain has changed – have you?

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    “I happen to be friends with BBC workers ”
    Of course you are you tosser. Only loonie lefties think the BBC is unbiased.
    “ignorant reactionaries like Hannan”
    Just what planet are you on? There was nothing whatsoever reactionary in Hannan’s destruction of the kiddy fiddler.
    I bet you’re really that mentally unhinged hoon, hillhunt who used to infest various blogs. Now fuck off.

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    Man from Medellin says:

    Don’t know if this GB speech has been posted before:

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    And the “LGBT community” perves are going to appeal to Muslims. get a brain trans[plant you jerk.

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m a mixed race male in my late 30s if that helps!

    (and poster to whom GP is replying to)

    You are such a prick GP! Really – you are.

    Yoy can’t really believe this crap you spout. The only reason you spout it is to agitate and get peoples’ backs up against each other.

    Takle your hate somewhere else GP.

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    bob says:

    you prick…im 33, a tory voter, came from a very very rough yorkshire council estate,
    i worked my ass off to afford the finer things in life…what i despise is the fact the the layabouts, the people who have never had a job and never will are able to sit on their backsides at the expence of my hard graft thanks labour policy, fuck you…fuck the lot of you labour bastards

    fuck you galloway pride..the BBC is biased, you are a prick, go4th is a fucking joke,
    now fuck off

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    time to find a new party says:

    Sack traitor EU Dave and get this guy in No 10 pronto before they hobble him.

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    Galloway_Pride says:

    Thank you. Keep digging your own grave you disgusting, intolerant moron. Your hate-speech is proof that you are still the Nasty Party.

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    The Hannan speech is without doubt the most coruscating, erudite, immaculately rendered indictments of a Prime Minister I have ever heard.

    And yet, is it on the BBC? Is it fuck.

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    Toby says:

    Dear Galloway Pillock

    You are NOT Dolly, because your grammar is correct and you can write better than a 5 year old.

    However, being six years old must be very hard for you, not having the wit nor wisdom to counter what effectively is, an eloquent, almighty fucking smackdown of your one-eyed, gibbering loon that is your party leader.

    DH merely states what most people in this country think, yes, even those red top readers with low IQs.

    You however, seem to take pleasure in detailing some weird kind of alternate universe, where ..
    we’re best placed to weather the economic storm,
    that 100’s of thousands still have their pensions,
    that creating 3/4 of a million public sector jobs made this country better
    that the billions pumped into the NHS and PFI’s all over the state have improved the services they were set up to run.

    Regardless of political affiliation, it doesn’t take much common sense to see just how much damage has been caused to this country by the Labour political party (again).

    the fact is .. you’re doomed and Labour are finished and about to ‘go and come fourth’.

    the short version is .. get fucked you Hunt.

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    If you don’t like modern Britain why don’t you move to another country? No-one’s forcing you to stay. I for one won’t miss you.

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    time to find a new party says:

    Would that be the same Billy Vague who would not support our workers?

    Forget Vague, he has been hobbled.

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    Anonymous says:

    “Galloway_Pride” is just a nasty bit of hate-filled vermin – ignore him and he will go away

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    Lola says:

    Good Grief! They are not ‘facts’. They are your opinions. Listen sunshine, it is you that has the problem, not the Tories (one of which I am not). You have governed by deceit lies and spin. Every economic action taken by Brown has been a complete disaster. His policies made debt cheaper than equity and fuellled the housing boom. His policies taxed and spent capital, hence ensuring that it will even harder for us to work our way out of this mess. His policies abandoned sound money and created a massive inflationary bubble. Face it it is you that are doomed – and all you are now doing is to thrash about with prurient name calling comments. It is pathetic. It is not even annoying. And ultimately it is tragic. Tragic that you carry on pursuing a tribal agenda when the country is going to fiscal Hell in a handcart.

    You have a choice. Do something positive and uselfull or fuck off and die.

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    Bogeyman says:

    Never noticed this guy before. Awesome speaker. Not PM material though – the staring eyes would frighten women and children.

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    Fidel the serial fornicator says:

    The ditherer “best-placed leader to steer our country…through…this global economic crisis”. Unbelievable. Galloway how delusional can you get. This incompetent has presided over the diminution of my hard earned savings, the decimation of my pension; he has saddled my kids as Dan has rightly said with £20,000 plus of debt and he is the “best-placed leader”.

    You must truly be worried that a man of erudition has finally told some real home truths to the perpetrator of this crisis.

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    If you mean it’s been turned into a cesspit, then you’re spot on, it has changed.
    Young tolerant liberal white people are featherbedded little fuckwits who go on gap years and make Hunts of themselves in youth hostels in Chile. After being politically educated by leftie twats with Gerry Adams beards in the ways of being liberal (hard left socialist) we now have a voting stock of little PC prigs, which as we all know means they are not tolerant at all of ANYTHING that does not conform to the liberal left sociast agenda. But you are assuming they will vote in the first place, don’t count on it. And don’t think this is some old middle england fart writing this, because it’s not, so there. And why should anyone change anyway, why the fuck SHOULD anyone change just because your failed ideals appear to be all anyone should aspire to?? Brown is going down in the election, but before then the European elections will show just how pissed off the REAL people are, however much the chattering classes, and I assume you are one of them, hate the proles, they have votes too, much to your annoyance I guess, and they will vote for a party that promises them real social justice. Don’t moan when this happens because it’s your ilk that will have brought it to fruition with your complacency and arrogance, nanny knows best statism. Fuck you and all your works.

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    Anonymous says:

    BM old boy: –

    Dark glasses could work wonders.

    Anyway – his eyes are nowhere near as scary as Maggie’s – and she did pretty well.

    Seriously though. Give the lad 10 years and he could be Churchill MkII.

    Just when we need him, I’d hazard.

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    time to find a new party says:

    You have a PC strait jacket on and but have tried to convince yourself that you like the colour because you are a gutless sheep.

    You are but a weak and selfish Tory who would change opinion based on propaganda driven moronic public perception rather than what is right or practical.

    People like you are as bad as the bigoted and racist sheep of the left.

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    What do you think Gordon does to them then???? He gives me nightmares…that I can’t wake up from.

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    Tarquin says:

    ‘Dinosaurs’, from a supporter of a group led by the king of the dinosaurs (Prezza)

    News for you mate – I know it’s easy for you to brand everyone opponent as a nasty tory, but it’s not true – I am no tory but I am firmly against your authoritarian party and its disastrous policies

    fact is, the tories may not be all that but it won’t be a case of Labour v Tories (which is the only way your party can think) but a case of ‘Labour out, anyone else in’

    I really would love to know if you are paid (whether in cash or rewards), or you are a shameless troll, because the idea that you are a real person who actually thinks like that is too depressing

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    Anonymous says:

    God, Gladstone, don’t I know it.

    Seven nights now of Jaqui Smith ‘face-sitting’ me. Ughhh – I can’t go on!

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    Gutless Tory cowards says:

    Your Tory party is dead and your recollections of Powell are an apologetic, cencored and cowardly insult to his memroy.

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    michael says:

    YOU DO NOT speak for me…take a tablet ,and go to bed i speak for myself

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    P W Watson says:

    God bless you Dan. Kudos and hats off to a politician who has clear and honest words to expose and eviscerate Jonah. Thank you,.

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    JMT says:

    BBC bias mainly takes the form of “omission”. Will you ever honestly see Dan the Man publicly bitchslapping Brown on the BBC?

    It is what they DO NOT report which proves their bias. It is their selective choice of words. It is their brazen attcks on Tory MPs, but going light on Labour MPs.

    Even my wife now refers to it as Pravda, so sickening is its Labour sycophancy, and cannot be bothered to watch BBC news at all.

    One quote sums up the whole BBC:

    “I do remember… the corridors of Broadcasting House were strewn with empty champagne bottles. I’ll always remember that”,
    Jane Garvey, BBC Five Live, May 10th, 2007, recalling May 2nd, 1997.

    Impartial my backside

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    Shit-Bag says:

    Bloody hell. That is truly magnificent.

    Someone needed to tell Brown some uncomfortable truths and Daniel Hannan did it with bells on.

    Fuck all about it on the news, of course. Why are the media so protective of that wretched creature in Downing Street?

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    Gutless Tory cowards says:

    Get rid of `EU Dave` must be the Tory cry.

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    Anonymous says:

    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a big, fat Jacqui Smith arse, squatting on a human face – forever”

    George Orwell (with knobs on)

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    Lola says:

    …and why the fuck does your link point to the Guardian website? You aren’t Polly Toynbee by any chance are you? Doing a bit of moonlighting?

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    Lola says:

    Yes, why? It is THE story isn’t it? It’s better than that stupid clueless old bat getting at Maggie about the Belgrano sailing away from the task force. It’s better than Redwood miming to the Welsh National Anthem thing. Both of which the BBC trot out from time to time.

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    Tarquin says:

    As good as it is, it’s not a relevant news piece to report a damning speech made by some random Conservative MEP – it would be immensely biased to post it

    meanwhile front-page stories about King telling the government to stop spending, how the counter-terrorism measures are flawed, and questioning Strawman’s new bill of nannying are all pro-labour of course

    but lets just focus on the reporting of our prime minister making a speech as bias…

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    Anonymous says:

    No. Redwood was just incredibly toe-curling. He is such an alien mong,

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    D says:

    No-one disputes that we couldn’t have avoided this recession. The dispute is that we should have PREPARED for recession. 16 years of growth and you’d have thought we would have invested or saved some for when tax receipts began to drop, but no, it’s all just gone in public services (And looking at stats, to not much effect).

    I’m sure Labour are doing what they think will help, but even the Bank of England is turning around and saying they’ve done enough for the moment now. I don’t think there are many in power who would willingly damage their country…

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    Ratsniffer says:

    Stunning performance – at last a politician saying to Brown what we all want to say to him. And all Snottus Gobbulous could do was gurn and squirm.

    It was great seeing this clip plastered all over BBC news programmes.

    (I made that last bit up)

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    anon says:

    I think Dave beat him to it, why do you think they dumped this guy in the wastes of the EUSSR?

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    Clueless and Innocent says:

    Where can I find this on the BBC

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    bob says:

    because the bbc has the same “agenda” as the labour party… engineering,
    changing the way we think !

    the is no black, no white, no past present, or future..only what they tell us……lucky people are staring to wake up, and their great experiment is starting to unravel befor
    their very eyes, and they havent a clue how to stop it,

    i for one am enjoying every minute of it, gordons downfall will be remebered for all time,
    gordons a historian , that makes it all the more poetic

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    anon says:

    Do you need to be reminded of just how Obscure extremist Galloway and the split dis-respect party(Marxism meets neo Marxism and destroys itself – just as Labour is about to) are?

    How is respect doing in the polls these days? The far right took a seat on the London GLA, Gallowy and respect did not!

    How are the SWP polling these days?

    Now run along, i’m sure you have a handfull of gullible middleclas students to convince, seeing as the working class detest you as the polls clearly show!

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    Nowhere, that’s where.

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    Anonymous says:

    278Galloway_Pride says:
    March 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    Here are some FACTS for you – your demographic is dying out. Most Tory voters are white people in their 60s and 70s and ethnic minorities, including our Muslim comrades, and young, tolerant, liberal white people are the ever-growing majority. You will never appeal to young people, the LGBT community, Muslims, tolerant people with your attitude. Britain has changed – have you

    Yes LGBT people will get on really well with the muslim community won’t they you prick? as will young tolerant white people who must must learn to tolerate the often intolerant. Great planning GP. Can’t fail.

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    Amen to that!

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    Han Fan says:

    Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. He has written eight books on European policy, speaks French and Spanish and is author of ‘The Plan: Twelve months to renew Britain’

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    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t it your McFcukup who told the Mansion House in 1998 or so, he wanted more light touch regulation, or even no regulation, of financial institutions so as not to damage the competitiveness of the City? Me thinks your mental marxist mactavisher is top gun responsible for the crisis, the bubble, the boom, the biggest bust in 300 years, a total global meltdown, bankrupt Britain, pension robbery, wealth destruction, gold givewaways and granny-killing but … no forgive me …. of course it all started in Amerika …..

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    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t it your McF-c-u-k-up who told the Mansion House in 1998 or so, he wanted more light touch regulation, or even no regulation, of financial institutions so as not to damage the competitiveness of the City? Me thinks your mental marxist mactavisher is top gun responsible for the crisis, the bubble, the boom, the biggest bust in 300 years, a total global meltdown, bankrupt Britain, pension robbery, wealth destruction, gold givewaways and granny-killing but … no forgive me …. of course it all started in Amerika …..

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    Anonymous says:

    I’ve just been over to Labourlist. Do they have any supportive comment makers apart from Tom Miller?

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    Anonymous says:

    Jesus wept! About bloody time!

    And as far as retard’s comments about Labour appealing to new people.

    Yeah – Smoking Bans and mass unemployment are really the way to mobilise your core vote.

    Labour is finished.

    Unfortunately, thanks to them so is this country.

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    vlad the pimp says:

    Outstanding. I thought Hannan gave him too much hommage by calling him ‘Prime Minister’. Fuck him. In Europe he is ‘Mr Brown@.

    Noo wonder Brown, the arrogant GFB, was looking relaxed. Three minutes of this, guaranteed no reportage back in the UK. Still gets the photos of himself with all those historical European figures figures plus No difficult questions tomorrow on the HoP.

    Looking at that, smug, glib, fuck-witted, self-satisfied fucking imbecile of a PM can I be the only one who longed for a fucking ‘Happy Gilmore’ moment? A five yard run-up with a golf club right in the fucking teeth.

    Thought not.

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    What’s a memroy?

  332. 332
    Gladstone Screwer says:

    Or maybe a ‘Lee Harvey Oswald’ moment?

  333. 333
    The BBC are vermin says:

    Sorry -withdrawn.
    Smirking like the kiddy fiddler he is

  334. 334
    The BBC are vermin says:

    What is this hoon on?

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Oh yes! Dolly mixtures

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Time for bed dolly.

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    I’ve long said I’ve long said Daniel Hannan is the full package and here we have it in technicolour. I agree with all the other comments wholeheartedly. This man is surely the singest best Conservative speaker, bar none. Furthermore, his book (with Douglas Carswell) ‘The Plan’ was an exceptional piece of work which I can’t recommend highly enough.

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    Galloway Pride says:

    Your ‘nasty party’ is the root cause of this global downturn (that started in America and has fuck-all to do with me, Gordon Brown). If the Tories had been in power this downturn (which has fuck all to do with the Labour government) would have been a fuck of a sight worse – because then it would have been the fault of a Tory government.

    If the Tories had been in power. Which they weren’t. So it is not Labours fault. If you see what I mean.

    Vote Labour.

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    Call me Infidel says:

    Gordon’s £5 billion pound raid on pensions was a great move then Galloway? Boom and bust, didn’t your hero put an end to all that? I’m surprised you haven’t mentioned it was all Maggie Thatcher’s fault. Isn’t that the default position for you leftards? Britain is amongst the worst placed nations in the G20 thanks to the Viv Nicholson spending approach that Labour have adopted. Morons like you voted for them three times. However I am thoroughly enjoying your discomfort as the election approaches and you half-wits become increasingly hysterical. It all started in America though keep telling yourself that you deluded muppet.

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    Cymro says:

    And McBroon isn’t a nobody? Jesus wept. I’m not a Conservative nor a Labour supporter, but this Dan Hannan man told McBroon the plain unvarnished truth, and vented his own, his constituents’, and the general public’s frustrations at how this pathetic excuse of a PM has wrecked the economy. Please don’t insult those of us who despair at having to put up with the Government who have brought the country to its knees by saying that people like Dan Hannan — of whom we are desperately short of on ALL political sides — is a nobody who no-one will take seriously.

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    More Hannan, please! says:

    A class act. Bravo, Hannan. What a superb, AWESOME performance.

    Wonderful that he was able to humiliate McMental in the arena in which he thought he was safe!

    Is Hannan able to deliver such blows BECAUSE he is an MEP and not a mere MP? Or is Hannan one of those very rare politicians with a conscience? Perhaps a bit of both, methinks.


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    vlad the pimp says:

    Sadly for Brown it’s not the same playing field at Westminster. The Labour GFB’s have broken with 1,000 years of bi-partisan-ship to install a lard-faced imbecile as ‘speaker’. A GFB whose fat, tax-payer subsidised face glows red in the defence of his gob-shite party leader. The ‘speakers’ own seat guaranteed by convention while he shields the Maximum Imbecile from the kind of three minute character assassination he so richly deserves.

    I have long held the view that Cameron shouldn’t ask any questions. He should do a ‘Hamman’. Pose a single thirty minute fillibustering diatribe (masquerading as a ‘question’) and eviscerate the evil, bed-blocking disgrace to democracy that is Gordon ‘the fucking imbecile’ Brown. This would have been a hell of a lot easier if this government of occupation hadn’t taken care to cut out all the old conventional checks and balances. Hell, even ‘Labour’ Betty Boothroyd wouldn’t have run blocker for such a self-evident fuckwit, self-harmer and economic berserker as Gordon Brown. Party loyalties aside.

    It needs a true died-in-the-wool ‘What? Never before-has-a-boy-asked-for-more’ type workhouse superintendent to protect Brown from the righteous ire of the representatives of the British people. But in the pompous ‘Speaker’ Martin, Victorian garb and condescending Scottish (one-of-us) (imbecile) demeanour fucking rampant Brown has just the spoiler to any richly deserved evisceration.

    Which is why Hamman looked good while Brown, in a superficially familiar situation (parliament, socialists-bed-wetters partout, fellow-travellers, what-could-go-wrong exposing himself to opposition politicians who won’t be shouted down by paid baying imbeciles) assumed that since he is the fucking saviour of the entire world (in his own fucked-up mind) that some speaker, somewhere, would protect him from any abuse about his mental state. Just like they do at home. As befits his fucking self-proclaimed status.

    You know, the kind of ‘respect’ Robert Mugabe expects after years of serving up shit at home and then can’t get it into his fucking thick skull that outside the strict confines of his hermatically sealed Zimbabwean deathcamp and economic clusterfuck that the rest of the world thinks he’s a fucking lunatic. Same with Brown.

    Oh aye, Brown. And just like Zimbabwe most of the folk at home think you’re a fucking lunatic too. How long before we all have to have not one but two pictures of your fucked-up fizog in our offices?

    Vote Labour.

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    The indicator of the end of NuLab says:

    click on this link

    and read the very definition of what is wrong with the New Labour project and why it is over.

    The depth of meddling, technocratic bullshit and inability to trust anybody, no matter how experienced in making any judgment at all leading to destruction of the area being regulated is revealed in all its shit-awful glory.

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    Anonymous says:

    ‘Galloway Pride says:
    March 25, 2009 at 12:42 am’

    Oh, come along now George, it’s time for bed.

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you! just thank you.

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    Stilyagi_Air_Corps says:

    This is Radio Tirana…

    At his address to the Central Comittee of The Communist Party of Albania (Marxist-Leninist) and selected delegates of the worker and peasant movement, following his historic fifty-seventh visit to the Durres cement-producing works, Comrade Enver Hoxa once again, and to unanimous applause, affermed that the World Socialist movement both in and outside Albania goes from strength to strength in its heroic struggle against American borgeoise Imperialism and the forces of Sino-Soviet hegemonistic practices. Here was the news.

    There you go, Galloway_Pride, something warm and comforting for you to drop off into a nice fear-free sleep to. The world is exactly the way it was back in the Seventies and early Eighties, when everything was clear-cut (to you and your groupuscle, at least), and you still believed that there was a world to win, if only us lazy, lumpen, prolitarians would get off our arses, to die, kill, and gain it for the likes of you. No wonder you hate us so much, and would like to see us replaced, like Stalin tried with the Chechens. Has it ever occurred to you that the filthiest kind of racist is the one who despises his own kind?

    Sweet Dreams, Comrade. The Wall comes down tomorrow, and we shall, once again, unite to dance on your Marxist grave.

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    Cymro says:

    Oh this is hilarious! Labour speak for Britain? What planet do you live on? At the 2005 GE, Labour gathered only 36.91% of the popular vote. I don’t know what your maths is like, but when I was at school, 36.91 is a smaller figure than 50.

    Oh, and the turnout was so low that only 21% of the eligible electorate actually voted Labour. So that’s 79% of the electorate that you do NOT represent. Exactly how does Labour speak for Britain?

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    Cymro says:

    GP: “Face it – your demographic is dying out. Most Tory voters are white people in their 60s and 70s and ethnic minorities, including our Muslim comrades, and young, tolerant, liberal white people are the ever-growing majority. Exactly why you are political dinosaurs. Get used to it.”

    In a nutshell: Crewe. Who was it who voted Conservative there? Let me see, tolerant, liberal white people, former Labour voters. Oh, and there are quite a LOT of young people who support the Conservatives. For the record, I’m NOT a Conservative supporter, but I particularly resent your inaccurate comments about them. It’s LABOUR who are the “nasty party” these days.

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    Cymro says:

    Seriously, we need more people like him in the Commons, in ALL the parties. Any chance he could replace Call Me Dave any time soon? Mind, Ken Clarke is the best leader they’ve never had.

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    Flashman says:

    Just had to put this up here

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    Scallywag says:

    Right on the money, unlike the subject of his speech.

    The BBC wouldn’t dare run this, would they?

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    Scallywag says:

    Now now Galloway Pride… time for bed. Now be a good boy and off you go.

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Hardly. He calls Andrew Marr in to lick it.

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    caesars wife says:

    yeah i liked it ?? whoo hooo Dan

    i liked the reference to wooden , and breshneve aparatchik .

    speech was useual gordon rubbish , love EU please back my stimulus , no please back my stimulus, my country is going to dipose me and the EU wpuldnt want that would it???

    oh well just south america to bore

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    The funniest thing recenty on the biased broadcasting corpse. The Tories really wanted the Lloyds HBOS merger. Gordon just facilitated it.

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Has Brenda rumbled bonkers Brown.
    Will she dissolve Parliament.

    Queen invites Mervyn King, Bank of England Governor, to palace

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    Apricot Bell End says:

    I think Stephen Timms would be better employed fashioning love eggs from old wooden pallets

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    Mitch says:


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    The correspondence office says:

    That’s because so many people have written to her with mega sob stories. Politicians fdon’t realise that the punters see the the Royals as apolitical honest brokers and that they write in their thousands.

    Gordo won’t be able to bully old Queenie from finding out the truth….

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    Cassandra King says:

    Vlad the pimp,

    Are you the seed of a certain polish plumber?

    Keep up the good work my friend, every drop in the ocean will drown the Hunt Brown in the truth!

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    Scrobs says:

    Thanks Guido,

    At last, a politician who says he’s on my side for once.

    This was a signal moment, and will stay in the real news (places like here) for a very long time.

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    optional says:

    Thanks. It’s an embedded youtube link though.

    Can anyone post the video to

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    optional says:

    Gladys, post it on, please

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    Tom McNulty MP says:

    Look chaps get off my case, will you.

    If you think my thieving ways are an insult check out the two London activities of Dianne Butler – she makes me look a rank amateur in the snout in trough stakes.

    I met that Dan Hannan once. I’ll do him anytime, I will.

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    […] From the notorious Guido Fawkes. […]

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    I've Shagged Darling's eyebrows says:

    When I first saw this video yesterday it had about 250 views. It is up at over 21k now.

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    Welsh wind bag. says:


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    The Queen's Chief Corgi says:

    As Bagehot says – “In a constitutional monarchy the sovereign has the right to be consulted;the right to advise and the right to WARN(the last being relevant in this case I think),Her Majesty has taken the unprecedented step of seeing the Governor of the Bank of England because of the seriousness of the financial situation that Brown and Labour have delivered the country into. No doubt she wishes to get another side of the situation so that she can fulfil the last part of her constitutional duty to the deluded Brown when he eventually calls at the Palace for his regular “audince”. The best of luck, ma’am nobody else has had any success in convincing him that he’s on the path to national bankruptcy and that the country cannot afford anymore of his fiscal stimuli – to put it succintly, ma’am – the country is skint.broke – all the money’s gone – all your investments are worthless – you can’t even get a mortgage on Sandringham!!!!Brown’s done for us all – Thank goodness you’re still Queen of Canada !!!!

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    We’ve got YOUR IP address.

    J. Smith

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    Anonymous says:

    I wish!!!

    Still no mention on albeeba… anyone sent this to a few of the leading American papers? Wonder if the dvd collection included something along the lines of, “Think Yourself Powerful in 28 Days’ ….

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    Very good BQ.

    My name is Maximus Delvus Rectalis
    Controller of the Hornby Farming Set
    Generous Gouger of the Left Nostril
    Idiot Savant to the turd emperor, Mandelsonius
    Farther that most of you from the mullered private pensions
    Housebound by my fear-filled life
    And I’ll prove that I can run a whelk stall
    Which is where I’m taking England next

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    Anonymous says:

    I’ve sent the link to everyone I know. If the media won’t show it we’ll have to do it for them.

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    Please leave this at the head of your blog for today, Guido.

    It is so important as to require record viewing and commenting and maximum exposure. It is the most powerful and exquisite disembowling I have ever seen in politics and I’m incredulous that the broadcast media don’t seem to have taken it up.

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    Bell End PR says:

    If Draper had even peanut size balls he would put this footage up on Labourlist

    I am sure if a Labour supporter had made such a speech it would on this blog for all to debate

    Draper won’t because he is a big butterball chicken, I am making clucking noises as I write this

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    Off topic but needs to be mentioned to your older relations
    Genuine phone bill scam warning from Police

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    art1000 says:

    At last someone lets him have it both barrels! This must be the centre piece of a PPB at the next General Election that is if ZaNuLab ever let us have one.

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    Frank Fartwell says:

    Still no sign of any airing of this magnificent verbal vivisection from our MSM.

    What our surprise.

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    Old Skier says:

    Would love to have seen the great ones reply.

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    jammy dogger says:

    An excellent elaboration on Hannan’s nautical theme. When will the Kraken awake?

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    Anonymous says:

    Rather a stake up his arse!

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    vlad the pimp says:

    In other news…..

    Hmmm. Maybe them one-world, one currency obsessives are on to something.

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    Anonymous says:

    Having just searched through today’s Daily Mail I can find no mention of Hannan’s superb speech. Virtually the whole of page 4 is, however, devoted to Brown’s speech to the EU parliament. Can anyone out there explain this strange omission by a paper not usually bracketed with the BBC? Is Hannan’s speech mentioned elsewhere in the media or have we finally become just like North Korea?

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    Kraken, awake, on first double espresso for an aeon says:

    Like to get my huge squid-like tentacles round the neck of that Butler woman. It might be mistaken for a loving embrace – for the first hour or so.

    Come on Dawny-babes – why you need so many houses in London, honey? It’s embarrassing to your party. Couldn’t you make do with just one in London and one in a nice rural backwater like everyone else, or is it ’cause you is black?

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    Swiss Bob says:

    Great video from Mr Hannan, it’s nice to see Snotty getting a caning from someone and have to sit there and listen to it in front of the European Parliament. Priceless.

    Other news: I can’t believe this arse is back but if Mr Stanislav says so: RETURN OF LITTLE BIG MAN, Stanislav’s Blues

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    A horrible, grinning, snivelling, conceited, cheating, pilfering little shit, . says:

    Aye, they gav’ ma unanimous support for ma’ speech at the EUSSR yistadee

    Proves tha’all cryin’ oot for ma’ fine leadership!

    An’ mind ye well, wi’ sich boony words, ye ca’ see full well tha’ nuthen’s ma fult!

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    Frank says:

    A bit fucking late for that, we have Cameron.

    No point him coming back to Westminster either, Cameron would never clear him to make such a speech.

    If he were to join UKIP however, he would certainly have my vote

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    Cowardly Brown will miss prime ministers questions again today.

    Bottler is terrified of Cameron.

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    Anonymous says:

    As is anyone, anywhere, cares what MEPs say. A good speech, but you lot look exceptionally sad creaming yourselves over something noone in the wider public will ever hear.

    Dans a good guy, but this is hardly world-changing.

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    and this is the key,

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    jammy dogger says:

    Nu-Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day.

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    Cassandra King says:

    The MSM/dead tree press is corrupted and useless, they have nothing to say, they have nothing on their pages but drivel, pathetic lazy third rate journalism copied and cut’N’pasted garbage, no wonder they are failing, they deserve to!

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    johnny come lately says:

    No report in the conservative press. Even the SUN missed it. WHY?

    suggest everyone sends an email to who wrote the article asking why he missed the Hannan speech!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Guido, Any chance of a mention on Daily Politics tomorrow as to the BBC ignoring this wonderful speech?

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    vlad the pimp says:

    exceptionally sad creaming yourselves over something noone in the wider public will ever hear

    I’m sad nobody in the wilder world will ever hear it. But not half as sad as I am that nobody in the wider world is hearing how, despite his ‘it wasnae me, nobody saw it coming’ protestations he was warned. Not by Dan Hannan, MEP. But by the fucking IMF. That world financial regulator he keeps banging on that we need is already there. And it was warning him in as polite diplomatic language as they could muster for years about his insane squandering and insane consumer debt.

    That’s what makes my gums bleed with frustration. That he can give us all this poor put-upon performance that a ‘perfect storm’ of sheer bad luck and reckless borrowing on the part of everybody else but him has fucked up his financial utopia.

    The fucking liar.

    Vote Labour.

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    vlad the pimp says:

    Meanwhile Labour’s successful demonisation of the ‘New Jews’ has lead to vigilante action against Brown’s appointed scape-goat.

    Mandelson and Campbell will be pleased. With a bit of ‘luck’ Fred will top himself under the pressure, a la David Kelly, instead of giving chapter and verse on how he’s been hung out to dry to protect the real fucking incompetents.

    The true evil of Labour and the BBC. The real result of their fucking ongoing war on the truth.

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    Chris says:

    Wow! Really impressive Guy. Would love to see him ripping into the grinning baboon on a daily basis.

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    vlad the pimp says:

    Bankers, the new Jews. Same as the old jews. Just not Jewish. Goebbel’s black heart would be bursting with pride about how Brown has turned his own fuck-witted maladministration of the economy into Fred Goodwin’s fault.

    Every fucking lunatic dictator needs their Emmanuel Goldstein and Brown now has his.

    The horrible, evil, fucking bastard.

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    Anonymous says:

    fucking superb – bravo dan, bravo

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    G.Brown says:

    I agree Galloway Pride – the BBC work very very hard to avoid any bias. As an institution it is well balanced and fair. In fact i’d say it’s a little too right wing!

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    Ebola this! says:

    The demolition derby of McLiberace’s vanities.

    Broon’s puffy gurning arseface paints a thousand words.

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    Sarah says:

    “Breshnev-era Apparatchik” – poetry!

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    How many hits on YouTube so far…?

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    Spot on….2 minutes of hate on the way. Wouldn’t surprise me if BBC/Grauniad etc start running a daily item about greedy bankers..oh, hang on!

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    Uncle Vanya says:

    Angela Eagle the Junior Treasury Minister was given a good ‘TV Seing Too’ by Paxo on BBc2 ‘Newsnight’ on Tuesday evening over Mr Kings’ comments that the ‘Cuboard was Bare … Nae mair Cash for Broone…

    Miss Eagle came accross as one of those Barbie dolls that you pull a string and it keeps on babbling the same old pre-scripted crap over and over again. At the end of the interview, Paxo gave what looked like a ‘Look of Pity’. Well done Paxo! Of course Miss Eagle had to to-the-party-line, she does not want to be pushed onto the labour back-benches.

    There a rumour going around the Westminster Village that Liebore are desparate to get Gorgeous George back on board. Now thats the definition of ‘desparate’….

    GG is quite capable of giving it large when challenging other politcos, but he is just another Loony Lefty Numpty……. hehehehehe

    I wodner if Pa Broone is doing a ‘World Tour’ like Teflon B’Liar did before he buggered off into obscurity…..

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    righty right wing (mrs) says:

    The look on McMentals face throughout the Hannan’s brilliant speech was classic McTwat.

    BBC Pravda’s coverage was shameful – really, utterly, godsmackingly awful – Stalin would have been delighted with the media manipulation & control over journalists.

    “In the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.

    Mr Hannan, please keep up those revolutionary acts.

    How bad does it have to get before Neo Labours back benches actually grow a spine & put McStalin out of our misery?

    The man is an absolute danger to the country now, we must stop him doing any further damage.

    By any means.

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    Gladstone Screwer says:


    Sir Fred Goodwin’s home in Edinburgh has been vandalised.

    This has just appeared on the wires. So the official denouncements are having the desired effect already. Welcome to Stalinist Britain – ‘The Project’ is nearly complete.

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    Ambrose Silk says:

    I assume Dan Hannan is a ‘confirmed batchelor’.

    Tra laa!

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    […] British MEP says it like it is …. Hannan Tells Gordon He Is “Pathologically Incapable” Guy Fawkes’ blog You’ll like this one … nice shot of Brown trying to look *unconcerned* later in the speech … […]

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    Anonymous says:

    About time someone stuck to GB publicly, but more importantly, how do we get the entire British people to hear this. Radio, Television are both controlled, dead press and blogs have a too limited audience and potentially don’t reach the mainstream (uneducated, those that can’t be arsed to vote) population. Any chance school teachers can enlighten their pupils to inform their parents? I mean for them to sit for around 3 minutes to see how bad the financial situation is in this country may well be the best 3minutes they’ve given for the common good of the country and their families future.

    Hannan couldn’t have put it more clearly .

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    jammy dogger says:

    Isn’t it now illegal to take photos of police officers? Can we look forward to Regina ex parte the Met vs Messrs. Google?

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    Not according to his wife and kids.

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    The only way is to make it ‘viral’ – embed the link into social neworking groups such as Facebook – there are plenty of anti-labour/Brown groups on there for example. I doubt the moderators will allow links say on the Mail comment threads, but it may be worth trying. Whatever, the thing is out there now, and can be used time and time again when required, best take a copy too because you never know what this lot will come up with next regards clamping down on dissent – this morning I notice there are plans being drawn up to allow ‘them’ access to the comments posted on, again, Facebook, MySpace, BeBo, etc.
    Being of the political right is now the equivalent of being a leftie student wadical (yes, wadical) in the late 1960’s – battling the establishment. Ironic isn’t it that those same wadical hoons are now the establishment themselves. As previous posts have also observed, interesting times indeed in which we now find ourselves!

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    Oldie says:

    I have waited 25 years for a Tory to stand up and say it, how he sees it and how he feels. Not worrying about spin, how it looks on the television. So frighten the horses, its a tough world out there, tell the truth.
    My worry over the years is we have not seen this sort of talk from the Tory front benches. They have taken on the Blair view, when really all us old tories stand behind the prime Thatcher ideal.

    Don’t fuck about, be dishonest, kick out the swindlers, no sleaze. You have to be tough on slackers and scroungers in your own party too.

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    Sarah says:

    Can we petition the IMF as individuals?
    “Dear IMF – out country is being run into the ground by a pathologically incapable arse-faced loon. We beg you to step in now, before we end up servicing debt for generations, like the hapless peasants in places we call the third-world.”
    Yours sincerely
    UK resident

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    Leave ‘er Gwuedow, she’s no’ wurf i’.

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    Gladstone Screwer says:

    I’m moving to Tonga, their GDP now outstrips the UK by 2,000,000 %

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    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Yes, I often have a problem with my length

    So does John Prescott, I am told. What a great video! I like the UKIP one as well!

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    gordonshouldweartightertrousers says:

    Bravo Dan Hannan. I like Cameron, I like the way he does things and I like what he stands for but at this stage in the game the goal is wide open to kick Labour firmly in the Jaffas on an almost hourly basis, yet the blows never seem to be knockout. This speech shows what our Prime Minister is all about and the Tories should take a long hard look at what this is made of. Labour were all over Major like a rash by 1996 and once the media got behind them in lampooning and vilifying our leaders then the die was cast. The BBC are never going to make it easy for the Tories so they must land the blows harder and faster each time.

    Labour has bankrupted Britain and continues to bloat its client state even after the cupboard is bare. The Tories’ response is to get bogged down in Inheritance Tax and the 45% tax rate. Fuck that – it’s manna from Heaven for Labour and its disciples. Make that point that Gordon is like a compulsive gambler who can’t stop spending and that he’s doing it with our money. A simple, concise message is needed and Dan Hannan has provided one. Take note, Tory top brass.

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    Anonymous says:

    I posted this on the Hootsmon comments.

    it vanished after 10 mins!

    Obviously it has hit home with a vengeance!

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    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    I don’t think there are many in power who would willingly damage their country…

    I am afraid that Crash and his cronies will do anything to stay in power a bit longer!

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    JH says:

    I left a message asking if he was being remunerated for his efforts, but it wasn’t published. Could he be the one Dolly was advertising for to ‘help’ with the site, £20K pa was it?

    That would keep him in hair gel for a bit.

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    Anonymous says:

    (guilty snigger)

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    Anonymous says:

    In New York today Gordon’s interview with Wall Street people, to be shown live on wsj website, will “be followed by a further Q&A with university students”. Hope they have been briefed about Hannan and given extra shoes to help express their opinions

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    The Duchess of Wotton Underwood says:

    There must be a von Stauffenberg somewher in the ranks of NuLab….

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    Sir Mark of Mardellshire says:

    Mark Mardell has stopped comments on his King Gordon visit blog entry.

    Is he trying to suppress the people and the truth?

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    Thatsnews says:

    As has previously been mentioned, add it to your blog or website. But DO mention Guido if you do!

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    Garry the Blogger says:

    This story has legs. Submit the story to Drudge there is a story submit section at the bottom right.

    Drudge is big in the states. The more the outside world knows what is happening, the more difficult it is for Labour, BBC and Murdoch to cover it up.,

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    Garry the Blogger says:

    worried are you??

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    Ambrose Silk says:

    Still, he’s awfully camp.

    Tra laa!

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    You are the one who signs off “Tra laa!” and you think he is camp?

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    A concerned citizen says:

    Al Yamamah weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.
    Some allegations suggested that the former prime minister’s son Mark Thatcher may have been involved, however he has strongly denied receiving payments or exploiting his mother’s connections in his business dealings.
    Well if he’s denied it despite having been seen swanning around the Middle East all through the period and despite being fantasitcally thick ending up with a vast fortune, it must be true, he never done nuffin no how.

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    Ambrose Silk says:

    Self abuse is over rated.
    He is very camp though.

    Tra laa!

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    Cicero says:

    Presumably, Brown would take this as a compliment.

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    Ambrose Silk says:


    Tra laa!

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    Roy of the Rovers says:

    Galloway Pride. Labour’s idea of helping people hit by recession is to fiddle around with tax credits. They are also more likely to help people in Labour heartlands than anywhere else. Witness the panic over Rover Cars, all those Brummy safe seats. Also, what if it had been Southern Rock, with a head office in Guildford. Baled out? Nah, let them go broke, no votes there!

    Over the last 12 years what have Labour done to create jobs? Compare the manufacturing sector now, with the same in 1997. Labour has presided over the continued shrinkage of our national manufacturing capability. You’ve got to understand that what people want is a chance to make their way in the world not queue up for a taxpayer handout.

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    Sime says:

    Mark Mardell AKA Lord Haw-haw part of the new BBC “Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda”

    My, my, what a long way down the sewer this once proud, noble, and previously trust worthy institution has gone gone!

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    Cath Phillips says:

    Amazing, best political speech I have heard anywhere ever! It’s about time someone finally said how it really is to his face!

    I am sending the link to everyone I know.

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    Monkey63 says:

    Wasn’t that the same contituency the Nazis were aiming for? Young People- Hitler Youth. LGBT “Community”- The SA. Muslims- The SS “Handschar” Division. Tolerant, I don’t think so, the hate filled bigots of the left have murdered millions in the last century. So f**k off back to your cell in the asylum.

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    Monkey63 says:

    Unfortunately there are 60 million people in the UK, most of whom will never get to see it- let’s face it, it will never be shown by the beeb or C4.

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    Scallywag says:

    443 comments at the time of posting says it all. Shame on the BBC and the rest of the lily livered commentators for not singing Hannan’s praises for delivering ther most articulate 3 minute speech agsinst Snottie McTwat and his unravelling efforts to emerge victorious in saving the world from the G20 farce to come.

    There will some interesting demos now!!!!

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    Cyco Billy says:

    She was standing too close to McNuggets. She just can’t remember not to do that.

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    Aberdeen Angus McDayie says:

    I happen to have relations working in the BBC, and I am sorry to say they are blindly driven by leftist agendas they have never thought about, let alone thought thru. And the worst thing – oh so proud of it.

    Education is education only for those capable of educating themselves (cf banks lending money only to those who don’t need it). For the rest, education is indoctrination.

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    […] also reported by: Samizdata , Douglas Carswell, The Salted Slug, Guido and Cranmer also on the front page of the Drudge […]

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    Little Black Sambo says:

    Galloway Pride rather resembles Dirty European Socialist, except that his grammar is better. Has he come back, after some remedial English?

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    A.J. says:

    I am sure people people will have noticed that Hannan looks directly at Brown when he is delivering these truths, whereas Brown is shown to be squirming like a guilty schoolboy and cannot meet his eye. Brown is the same in the House of Commons when Cameron is delivering some home thruths.

    However, Cameron would perhaps benefit from repeatedly watching this video, so he can toughen up his own act.

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    bhownaggree says:

    I do hope Hannan becomes leader of the Tories. What a prize Hunt.

    “Clear their rigging”


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    IRB says:

    It’s a nautical term. Don’t you have a yacht?

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    Jon says:

    Can I encourage everyone who can be bothered to get into contact with editing team of all the major newspapers (mail, Sun, Telegraph, Time etc etc), and draw their attention to Hannan’s speech?

    Also to add comments to their blogs/comment facilities etc.

    The more the public see of Brown/Labour being brought to account in this way the better

    We must make it our objective to get this into the Main Stream Media asap

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    petuniabean says:

    Well said Jon. Surely a report of this speech by Daniel Hannan should be in every national newspaper.

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    The BBC are vermin says:

    Is that really the best that you can do?
    How is it in shirtlifting land these days?

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    Anonymous says:

    Ha! So now we have a debating chamber more democratic than the Mother of Parliaments ! (Say what you wish)

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    peteinsharjah says:

    at the risk of sounding paranoid, is it coincidental that all websites i can find, which linked to the video, now display messages that video has gone? has someone or something lent on Youtube? Assume Clunking fist in action through his media manipulators ?

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    Anonymous says:

    UTTERLY UTTERLY BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dan Hannan said what we, and most others think. We need him her NOW AND NOT OVER THERE


    THANK YOU Dan!!!!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    peteinshjah – did you look at this link or

    Definitely working. Could be a program / firewall glitch.

    Almost 170,000 hits in 24 hours! Spread the word and make someone smile!

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    Adam4 says:

    I’ve just found a Youtube copy of the video with 167,000 views. This makes this particular copy the No.1 most viewed video in Britian today and one of the top 50 in the world!! But you’re right, there are some dead links as well, which is a bit odd.

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    winston lastman in yerop says:

    brown is a useless black-operations eu loon
    cameron is a wanker and sociopath,needs to hug a few crocodiles

    ken clarke is a fat bilderberg stooge probably like woy jenkins and edward heath on balliol abwehr payroll

    clegg is a turd and thinks men should enjoy bonding with their kids if made redundant

    hannan talks a good game but thinks eu can be reformed from within ”fuckwit”

    i hate tories-new liebour,leb-dim,bnp scum

    vote ukip on june 4 or fuck off…………….

  461. 461
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, Labour lovies et al
    This is not a democratic forum. The deluded labour loonies et al have a duty to save their ideals. The conservatives have duty to oppose. The vast majority just hate all politicisations and if you need further evidence of the level of mentality just look at the front pages of the red banners.


    Most people in this country are so retarded that they will call her a racist Nazi one day and call her the common peoples princess the next.

    I have worked with public sector workers and there is a small group who want to do a good job. They do not want to be associated with the wankers you get on this forum proporting to sspeak for the working class. I notice in my time in the army non of my “comrades” ever looked after my welfare.

    Maybe they plan to cancel army pensions

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    Javelin says:

    Actually 260,000 at 10 this evening.

    NU Labour can only dream of this exposure without their precious BBC to help them.

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    Anonymous says:

    A brilliant delivery of some fundamental truths which our disgusting government cannot accept

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    Adam4 says:

    The mainstream media seem to have decided to cold-shoulder this speech. That a political speech by an “unknown” in Euroland should get one-third million hits on Youtube, without any serious MSM help, is quite a story on its own.

    All this only confirms my views that (1) politics is a stitch up in this country and (2) a federal socialist Europe is not far away (Hannan would certainly be a threat to that). How depressing.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation 2 says:


    “I would like to complain regarding Labour bias across the BBC News, News Website and Nick Robinson and Mark Mardell’s blogs. In reporting the PM’s speech at the EP you have failed to report the response by Daniel Hannan MEP. You you have chosen to hype the PM’s speech as if it where a triumph. In fact, you have depicted it out of context and your reporting is therefore biased and even untruthful. This speech is currently the most viewed internet video on YouTube and yet the BBC remains oblivious. Surely you realise that your continued bias towards the Labour Party only jeapordises your prospects of remaining publically funded in the future?”

  466. 466

    […] spoke to Dan earlier today, he seemed bemused at the colossal impact of his speech. Guido tried to explain to him he was about to go inter-continental. “I have to deal with a […]

  467. 467
    Anonymous says:

    I know that I’m just a Yank, but please take the advice of a friend. Make this guy your next Prime Minister! We messed up our last elections by picking a not-so-closet socialist, don’t make similar mistakes.
    Good luck!

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    Julius "Metaphorical" Malema says:

    We will really kill for Zuma

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    Albert Pierrepoint says:

    Where is a lamp post when I need it?

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    Cheated Britt. says:

    Ahh look’s like flash Gordon has had his good ship lolipop
    well and truly sunk by the bank of england…:)
    What a great speech from Mr Hanna.

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    We’ve got it on

    I have also downloaded it as a *.flv and I can convert it to *.avi later if wanted.

    I will put it back on the same link for you all, if the main Youthingy disappears.

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    He better have a clean computer.

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    Broon knows perfectly well what he is doing, what he has done, and what he yet will do. It was deliberate all along. He hates us becuase he is a stalinist, and we are the nation which showed people the Way To The Door Out Of Hell, before either Stalin or Broon were born.

  475. 475

    I know I’m late to the party, but can I just add my own humble applause to Mr Hannan’s kicking? Is it my imagination, or was the nutter with the stutter embarrassed?

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    Zvonko says:

    With the exception of the odd Labour safe seat, your beloved party will be utterly destroyed come the next election. The Lib Dems will become the second biggest party, with the Tories holding the largest majority in Parliament’s history.

    And I for one hope that the Conservatives use Daniel Hannan’s speech as part of their TV election campaign. Just to remind everyone off the disaster that Gordon Brown’s stewardship has brought.

  477. 477
    Zed says:

    I’m gay, and born to immigrant parents. I’m tolerant of everyone, irrespective of race, religion, sex etc. Hell, I’m even tolerant of mentally deficient and deluded people like yourself. But guess what. I won’t be voting Labour. I’ll be voting Conservative at the next election.

  478. 478
    Zed says:

    895,910 views on youtube so far. That’s about 85,000 since an hour ago. It’ll break the million barrier by dawn. That, and the fact that a great deal of people are emailing the link to their friends and family, you can be pretty much assured that the vast majority of the British public will see or hear it. Labour may control the BBC, but they don’t control the internet just yet.

  479. 479

    […] 27th, 2009 Hannan Breaks the Million Views Barrier In two days Hannan’s lashing of Gordon Brown has been watched a million times.  How popular is Gordon Brown’s speech on the same day to […]

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    JB says:

    Check out how the BBC manipulated Daniel’s speech when they broadcast it on “This Week”:

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    Anonymous says:

    You may be correct in calling Enoch Powell a racist. However his words have proven to be spot on. I believe that his speech was named “The rivers of Blood” I think there are many in London, New York and Madrid who may also agree with his views.

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