April 14th, 2009

The Backlash Begins

Watch all the Dead Tree Press journalists who have felt the sting from this blog start carping:

Janet Daley, the former mega-fan of Gordon (see The Sheep With The Wool Pulled Over Her Eyes), is doing daily whines about Guido in the TelegraphNow that wouldn’t be anything to do with the teasing she has got on this blog, would it?

Stephen Pollard, the former wonkish lobbyist for Pfizer, complains  in The Times that Guido pointed out he took money from people from whom he took money.  He claims that is libel.  Guido never claimed he took money from McDonalds for his fake “think-tank”.   However he actually did spend years writing articles in praise of Big Pharma’s profits.  Pfizer was the main funder of his now defunct “think-tank”.

Stephen Pound MP has changed his studio soundbite today from saying Guido “is laughing all the way to the bank*”.  That would be the same Stephen Pound who will get a cab to Sky’s Osterley studio at any hour to provide a rent-a-quote for £50.  He now says Guido is Popbitch with a blue rosetteLeave Guido’s mother out of it Pound…

*Despite what you might have read in the source revealing, confidence breaking, Downing Street tipping-off Telegraph, Guido did not take a penny from either the Sunday Times or the News of the World for their front page stories.


495 Comments

  1. 1
    Dolly Mixedup says:

    they just don’t like it up ‘em

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      english heretic says:

      enough of this trivia – holiday’s over.

      moving forward, deep fried mars bar for best speculation as to how oor gordon would have handled the pirate/somalia sitch.

      carry on.

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        justoneglass says:

        I reckon a deep fried mars bar would have a better idea of how to run a country than Gordon.

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      • 169
        Anonymous says:

        Arrest crew of boat for tresspassing and violence. Give the pirates a houseboat each on the thames in Henley?

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        It all started in America you bastards! says:

        They would have sent in the Royal Navy. A fat bird in a hijab and an 18 year old boy with an ipod. the MIGHT of the Navy.

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        jo public says:

        mandy would have given them a trident sub after offering his tight little box for their pleasure lol

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        DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

        I think he’d have handled it very well. He would have made a speech at the pirates until they all lost the will to live and threw themselves into the deep.

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    • 106
      pissed off voter says:

      ODE TO GUIDO FAWKES

      A happy tale to cheer your day
      and chase the Brownite blues away
      Guido Fawkes has sights now set
      on his fattest target yet.

      He scuppered Hain and then McBride
      now all the nation’s on his side.
      And on the way he penned a tune
      that told us of a cheat called Hoon.

      McNulty, Smith and Martin too
      are all now known by those they screw.
      So raise your glass and give a cheer
      for Guido Fawkes, the man they fear.

      So Gordon Brown, son of the Manse,
      it’s time to take your last last chance –
      pack your bags right now, today
      for Guido Fawkes is on his way.

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    • 167
      Captain Mannering of the Homeguard Warmington on Sea. says:

      Corporal Jones stand down and use your real name.

      Mr Guido if the dreaded ZANU govt of our once proud nation were to hack or confiscate your desk top etc would they have a name (email addresses) list of all your fellow conspirators?

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    • 198

      Noticed that the domain name theredrag.co.uk was registered by an “Ollie Cromwell” a “UK individual” and registrant “is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.” If the name is indeed bogus (haha) this would breach Nominet’s terms of registration.

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    • 211
      thick as thieves says:

      Guido,
      could you put up that photo of janet daley, you know, the one where she looks like john mccain’s ugly brother?
      Many thanks and best retards,
      thick as thieves

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    • 260
      stephenpoundisafuckingclown says:

      For Stephen ‘the war criminals bitch’ pound to pontificate upon the subject of whoring is rather like a cheap crack head hooker holding mass.

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    • 275
      Dr Society says:

      Why complain about infantile elements in UK society – such as all the thugs and wanksters prowling our streets, stabbing people and jumping on their heads, demanding respect while showing none – when the Prime Minister Gordon Brown cannot even say sorry when he has done something wrong.

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    • 289
      Anonymous says:

      I’ve just been to visit ‘The Red Rag’ – and you appear to be able to COMMENT on it. Enjoy!

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    • 298

      Guido is just demonstrating his naivety regarding the Telegraph tipping off Downing Street, journalists are bound by the PCC code to put any accusations to their accused in order to check for inaccuracies. Of course such niceties do not apply to Guido (has he ever read the PCC code?) who is quite happy to smear and use innuendo without checking his facts, as well as constantly publishing his own and commenters’ libel. He is also not above addiing a little hypocrisy to the mix either. The truth is that Guido is the opposite side of the coin to Draper and McBride; and although I hardly agree with anything that Janet Daley says politically all credit to her on this matter.

      Perhaps Guido/Telegraph might want to reveal the written agreement they reached so others can be the true judge of its contents?

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      • 317

        Look, you silly little oik, you’re obviously not happy or comfortable here, let alone welcome, so why don’t you just fuck off and infest some lefty blog where Hunts like you fit right in?

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      • 386
        Ian says:

        Hello Tory Boy,
        I am in a unique position to help you. I am located 4.5 hours ahead of UK time in New Delhi and so I could swamp the Daily Mail site with Liebour troll messages whilst you are sleeping easily in your bed. I am sure we could come to some amicable payment agreement via my anonymous Thai bank account. Lets go for it!

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      • 388
        pissed off voter says:

        Wasn’t McBride working under a code of practice? I seem to recall Guido confronting Draper with his folly, on national television no less, as well as extending multiple invitations to McBride to come clean. Surprised you missed all that. Is it perhaps the case that you were pre-occupied with implementing Downing Street censorship at the time?

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      • 389
        johnfromcamberley says:

        tory boys (you idiot)

        The PCC code, which is, in any case, voluntary, does not oblige said journaist in possession of a highly credible accusation to have his story written in its entirety by the accused, particularly when the objective is a last ditch effort to try to avoid a highly justified sacking.

        Toryboys, I have seen your trash here many times before. I know you are paid by zanulab to try to defend them. In that sense I feel some sympathy for you, but is this really the only way you can put food on your plate? Wouldn’t becoming a rent boy be more respectable, remunerative and honest?

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      • 457
        Anonymous says:

        The PCC? What a fine joke they are. Have they protected us all from the spin, lies and distortions pumped into the press by this government?

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      • 489
        Jack says:

        Eh? something up love? Good, now piss off!

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    • 348
      A concerned citizen says:

      Hi,

      Just a note to day that Dolly Draper is a member of the BACP. This is a professional body for psychotherapists. Considering his action in attempting to spread rumours about a persons mental health should not this body discipline him or throw him out.

      Email bacp@bacp.co.uk

      I emailed bacp@bacp.co.uk

      Maybe a few other would like to do so to.

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    • 437
      Ashiata says:

      Speaking of which, who was the gay Tory MP gagging to get his lover’s goodies a wider spread?

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    • 444
      Cinna says:

      Frank Field weilds the knife on his blog.

      Tuesday 14th April 2009

      “Darkness at the Heart of the Labour Party

      Poor old Labour party.”

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    • 481
      Julian says:

      Unfortunately that fat poof Pollard does.

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  2. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget Maguire in the Mirror, got a complete roasting in his comments section,

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      justoneglass says:

      Guido, why are 2 comments numbered “1”, and none (that I can see) “2” ?

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    • 290
      Cassandra King says:

      The sunday mirror covered the story on page eleven titled ‘Fawkesgate’ fucking scumbags trying to blame Fawkes/Iain Dale/Tories for the whole thing. The mirror has moved down market to the point of being a comic fit only for the most retarded nulab client.

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      • 325
        Peter Grimes says:

        It was ever thus!

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      • 359
        Bobby Maxwell House says:

        Sadly the Daily Mirror stopped actually being a decent newspaper a long time ago. It’s just a sad apology for a tragic, corrupt NuLab ‘government’.

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    • 362
      ANonymous says:

      Ask Tom Watson about ‘the ship of shame’……..

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        sid dayshus says:

        Went on watsups’ blog this morning , sod all on it apart from a gay bunny and some sort of bulls**t graph on Quick’s demise, should have been a linear graph, A, f***edup B, sacked.

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  3. 3

    You tell em mate.

    The offer of the bottle of wine on Samizdata by me earlier today is genuine. Name the date and the time of collection.

    Johnathan Pearce

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    BrianSJ says:

    Poor Janet Daley. Probably still wondering what google is.

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      Dick the Prick says:

      Janet Daley is Polly Toynbee in drag. I can’t wait for the dead tree press to die – bloody amateurs and sychophants and just fucked up dirty whores the lot of them.

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    • 132
      Monty says:

      Guido, you say over on Daley’s blog that the Telegraph violated a signed non-disclosure agreement.
      Why not sue them ?
      Or, at least, why not publish the NDA here ?

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        Osama the Nazarene says:

        I thought Daley had a point in her first blog post till I saw Guido’s response. Now I am left wondering? Guido had already hinted at MuckBirdie’s links with the Torygraph last week.

        To think that nowadays they have a direct line to the ditherer’s bunker! Wow,those Barclays really have taken this paper downmarket. No wonder Daley writes for it!

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    • 222
      Homer says:

      If Janet Daly syas that the DTP are more powerful than the blogs then err why is she writing this on a Blog (and nicking the blogosphere breaking news)
      Doh…!

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    Peter Grimes says:

    And no hat-tip from the Toady programme this morning for their 5 minutes of Armando Ianucci (that you led them to last Thursday/Friday)!

    surprise that!

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    • 312
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      The Radio 5 morning program which shares its news coverage with Toady also had the clip from Armando’s program and no hat tip.

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    NotaSheep says:

    Stephen Pound is best ignored. His “rent a quote” reputation is well deserved and let nobody forget the attitude to the Today listeners he displayed when he called them “bastards” for deciding upon a not so liberal piece of legislation for him to introduce in the House of Commons. For more, maybe too much more, on Stephen Pound you could take a look at this sickening photograph.

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    sue paraszczuk says:

    This is getting very tedious. Are there no grown ups at all in politics?

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    chronic says:

    Good work, this event is flushing out all the hacks that are waiting for thier turn at the trough.

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    Gigits says:

    They’re running scared now! I hope you’ve got something on Hazel Blears, that bitch is all over Al Beeb, sucking up to McCyclops.

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    Anonymous says:

    You’re about to get your dirty linen washed in public Guido.

    Don’t think the fact that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act may well have been broken here. Expect to here from Yates of the Yard, the new head honcho at the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command – I hear he’s very thorough and doesn’t much like you Fenian types.

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    • 21

      RIPA applies to officers of the crown – not republicans like Guido. Idiot.

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    • 22
      Anonymous says:

      “Don’t think the fact that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act may well have been broken here [...has gone unnoticed]“.

      I might not be able to write but whether you will be able to conjour up a convincing alibi is teh real issue at stake here (or should that be steak… and chips).

      You’ve crossed the line with the establishment now pal.

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      • 25

        Oooh, what a brave anonymous troll.

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      • 35
        Peter Grimes says:

        I guess these are McPoison’s (perm any one from about 25!) stormtroopers threatening here!

        Utter hoons!

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      • 49
        Plato says:

        Troll does two types of parentheses though – must be an intellectual.

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        Minekiller says:

        Pathetic Neo-Nazi Labour threat tactics. The whole point is to cross the line with the establishment, in particular this criminal, demographic terrorist, anti-British, war-mongering, lying and thieving establishment.

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        Dick the Prick says:

        Plato – well, the intellectual McBride’s got a bit of time (and cash) to spare so maybe we’ll be blessed with his presence under anonytroll monikers.

        The backlash begins – don’t tell Mandy of Boys.

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      • 128
        English Liberation Front says:

        Funny how you counter-culture 1960’s socialist deadbeats, always whingeing about “the man” and “the establishment” now represent it and are more fascist than the most reactionary governments this country has ever had, including Cromwell’s protectorship.

        And a word in your shell-like, “pal”, the “establishment” your pals have created is far worse than anything it replaced. A horrible mutated hybrid of Nazi Germany, East Germany, Stalin’s Russia and a second-rate comprehensive school staff room full of clones of Anni Lennox, Bono and the Gallaghers.

        We haven’t quite reached the tipping point with your control-freak nonsense but it’s coming, believe me.

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      • 130
        Cato says:

        You’re right, you can’t write! So piss off.

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      • 214
        R.McGeddon says:

        Conjour ?? Is that Bonjour con ???

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      • 282
        Agent 99 says:

        “You’ve crossed the line with the establishment now pal”

        In that one single statement you sum up what scum the Labour party are and how they regard us the voter.
        You and your corrupt party are so gone at the next election and your threats will be, until such time, treated with the total utter contempt that they warrant.

        Scumbag prepare for your very own personal lamp post

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      • 369
        Henry Crun says:

        Fuck of Damien.

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      • 464
        Anonymous says:

        Oh fuck off hoon! Take yourself & your bully-boy tactics back to where they belong – like No 10. You are McBride & I claim my £5.

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    • 116
      Mr Ned says:

      It is only an act of Parliament, NOT a law. Therefore it is only an offer of contract that can be declined!

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    Scrof says:

    I bloody love Popbitch.

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    righty right wing (mrs) says:

    Anyone who really believes that McMental knew nothing of the antics of his attack dog should really seek help.

    McPoison was McMental’s attack dog for the very reasons you have exposed.

    This whole episode also exposes Labours lack of any policy or strategy towards the General Election;

    * Labour cannot fight the General Election on their record.

    * Labour cannot fight the next general Election on the strength of their solutions to the fiscal nightmare Britain faces (& that we all know “started in Scotland”)

    So that left dirty underhand smears as their only General Election camapign strategy.

    That is how vaccuous & low Labour has become.

    And absolutely Brown knew. It is inconcievable that he did not know what his closest pit bull was up to for all those years of serving him.

    Brown knew. Ask John Reid, ask any of the victims of McPoisons “red on red” attacks to any challengers to Browns “Coronation after Blairs usurption.

    Brown knew.

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    • 143
      Budgie says:

      Brown has been the worst Chancellor and the worst Prime Minister in living memory. From his dismantling of private pensions to his absurd gold sale to bailing out his mates in the banking sector (forcing HBoS on to Lloyds, ruining it) his decisions cause misery and mayhem. This is beyond regular party politics, McBust is a danger to the continued existence of the UK. Labour needs to get their act together and get rid of him – they have only a year to the next election, enough time but only just. The country has to come before the Stalinist Brown.

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      • 192
        Minekiller says:

        The three worst government in British History?

        1. North (Lost American Colonies)
        2. Chamberlain (Appeasement of Nazi Germany)
        3. Blair-brown, Nulabia (List too long)

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      • 231
        Cinna says:

        Well, yes. I do remember hin declaring that thanks to his personal stewardship of our finances Britain was better able than many other coutries to withstand the effects of the global financial crisis (which started in America of course).

        So, how about GB, is that still your view or have the French and Germans et al all got it wrong? From what I hear we are well and truly shafted, and that couldn’t possibly be your fault could it?

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      • 409
        Rodsky says:

        But that’s exactly what this bunch of arseholes want. To break the UK into its constituent parts, to be recognised as individual states within what will be the socialist utopia of the EUSR (European Union of Socialist Republics). These wankers have been steadily breaking the country up and making us more and more dependant on the EU, so we have no choice. All the bickering and barging by ALL the pigs, is to get their noses into the Euro trough.

        First time on a Blog:)

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    • 193
      It all started in America you bastards! says:

      Exactly. If you own a dog, you know when it takes a shit.

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    • 196
      Not just toast says:

      I wonder what ZNL’s strategy will be come the next election. Playing dirty will just allow the Tories to bring up McBride and the other smear campaigns they have played in the past.

      So……no record to fight on, no future plans that sound any good (vote Labour and pay for our previous incompetence) and the usual “tory cuts” won’t even work as everyone knows the journalists will be pointing out that ZNL will have to do exactly the same.

      Maybe they’ll just ramp up the print presses, increase benefits and public sector jobs further to galvanize their core vote?

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    fatcat says:

    expect you’ve already seen it, but just in case, there was a delightful editorial in the Grauniad on Monday which included the beautifully turned phrase:

    “The recipient was Derek Draper, another of those flies that buzz around decaying governments”

    full text here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/13/gordon-brown-labour-mcbride-draper-emails

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    • 148
      Budgie says:

      From a business that carefully avoids paying taxes, that is rich.

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      • 273
        AC1 says:

        Every business carefully avoids paying taxes.

        The grauniad might suffer from cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy but it knows (but won’t say) that taxation is bad for business.

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    Andrew says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my tired private sector family’s heart for continuing to expose Gordon Brown and his self-serving government as the old-fashioned money-grabbing hypocrites that they all are.

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    Anonymous says:

    “Don’t think the fact that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act may well have been broken here [...has gone unnoticed]“.

    I might not be able to write but whether you will be able to conjour up a convincing alibi is teh real issue at stake here (or should that be steak… and chips).

    You’ve crossed the line with the establishment now pal.

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    jo public says:

    how very kind of you guido to use the term Journalist in your heading.
    how very charitable they will feel somewhat promoted by your kind words lol.

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    • 44
      When I'm Prime Minister...... says:

      Is calling someone a ‘journalist’ a compliment then ? Shurely shome mishtake.

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      • 119
        jo public says:

        well maybee before cambell and co fucked them over.
        Does it sound today like the bbc has the sound of an abusee finally starting the green shots of standing up for itself or am i dreaming lol.

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    Grex. says:

    The BBC’s change of tone is interesting. They’ve swallowed and spat the Labour line for a long time, and now maybe they’re realizing just what a vile, unprincipled bunch Labour are and that they’ve been used and been had.

    As for the dead tree press: well, you’ve shown them how to do their jobs and made their claims to be a profession/priesthood with special access has been shown up to be a load of shit.

    Of course they’re lashing back. Rather weak blows though.

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    • 109

      The BBC have not been “used and had”. They realise that Labour is beginning to fail as a means to pursue their Fabian agenda. It is Labour that will be spat out.

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    • 122
      Minekiller says:

      Perhaps. It will be interesting to see how the MSM hacks respond, now that indeed their cosy facade has been breached. As for the BBC, they bought into this NuLabour lie a long time ago and they too are exposed (regulars to this site have known this for years), so they will now engage in a damage limitation exercise in order to save their own skins when the Tories get in with the possibility of ‘reforming’ the BBC and the unique way they waste money and spin socialist. multi-culti, sneering leftie nonsense to an increasingly dumbed down public.

      Media has changed, champagne socialist prima donnas and McMafia acolytes such as like Toynbee, Daley, Robinson, Marr, Magiure et al are tomorrow’s chip paper (except of course the EU no longer allow the British to wrap their fish suppers in newspaper – ‘elf ‘n safety don’t y’know).

      Fuck the lot of them, we have listened to their toadying patsy ‘interviews’ for years, screaming at the to ask real questions -and they have never delivered.

      Dump them, You want news and opinion on the state of the UK? read the international press online, use blogs – you won’t believe the difference.

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      • 160
        Budgie says:

        Don’t buy a BBC licence – not watching TV is a relief too.

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      • 164
        Mr Ned says:

        Too bloody right!

        Who told the truth about a lack of Iraq’s lack of WMD prior to the invasion? The blogs. What were the mainstream media doing back then? Acting as a willing presstitute and propaganda mouthpiece for liars and criminals of the worst sorts, whilst denouncing the blogosphere as conspiracy fruitcakes for having the audacity to actually investigate and uncover and then report the truth of the grand conspiracy to fabricate evidence against a sovereign state that our OWN intelligence services stated was NOT a threat to us or even their neighbours, in order to generate public support for a pre meditated invasion and war of choice. Who told the truth and exposed every lie from the war-criminals since? The bloggers! Everything from the yellowcake fraud, to the aluminium tubes, to the ridiculous notion that mobile battlefield helium balloon inflators were proof of mobile bio-weapons labs. I mean, bio weapons labs in CURTAIN SIDED TRUCKS??? How fucking ridiculous!!! Did the mainstream media laugh out loud at the ludicrous suggestion that it would even be possible to build a bio-weapons lab in a curtain sided truck? NO! They took Bush at his (already discredited) word and reported that fucking lie with straight fucking faces!!!

        The mainstream media ARE accessories to mass murder and war crimes. They are getting pissed now, because not only is the blogosphere doing the job that the mainstream media SHOULD be doing, but they are getting masses of people reading and listening and WAKING UP.

        We are increasingly aware that the mainstream media is there solely to protect the status quo and keep whichever (red/blue) party of the elite in power. To manipulate information to fool the masses into giving away their natural and God given power to these criminals, thieves, liars, child-abusers and murderers in power.

        The blogosphere is a manifestation of the phrase “and the truth shall set you free!”

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      • 217
        Ivor Phartparp says:

        Advertisers know this and that is why the dead tree press are losing (losing not loosing) their sap. Believe me that any sponsor of a well read blog is in the right plantation.

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      • 382
        Katabasis says:

        Great post Mr. Ned.

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      It all started in America you bastards! says:

      You mean that eventually a prostitute works out that her pimp is making more than she is, even when she swallows?

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    stepney says:

    Three things:
    1) Political journalism over the last few years has been a case of sit back and wait for the story to be given by the Government press spokesman. Lazy, lazy, lazy. You’ve shown them up for the idleness they’ve come to enjoy. When was the last great MSM exposé?
    2) They don’t like being found out.
    3) Don’t stop here. The cracks are appearing in this story and you can’t trust the bloated political journos to do their job.

    Oh and another:

    Someone needs to do some careful script analysis of the various Labour outpourings on this over the last 72 hours – there is a gradual tightening of the counter-message. Brown is up to his neck in it and he knows we know he knew.

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      I’ve only analysed Brown’s non-apology so far – you can find my take on it here

      Most of the rest of the spoutings so far are either diversionary or follow the same line as Brown.

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    bergen says:

    One poster in the Speccie made the sound point that it was a disaster for Brown that Toenails Robinson was away for Easter and Laura Kuinsberg was far more competent and combative in his absence(just like Sophie Roworth(?) was standing in for Marr over Mandelson).

    You hit him when his guard was away.well done!

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      Dirt gets under the nails says:

      At least Laura Kuenssberg is having a go at them, unlike Toenails who being the f*cking tape-worm that he is would be backing Broon right up to his cuticles! Hope she proves to stay this way, sure is better looking than the tape-worm!!

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      Perry Neeham says:

      You’re right about Kuinsberg, she was halfway decent at summaring the situation last night on the Beeb. Rather a surprise in the circs.

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    Carceral Archipelago says:

    Apparently the News of the World paid Guido off during a steamy drinking session in which he was wearing a rugby shirt and everyone else was in shirt and tie. How embarrassing.

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    Quo Vadis says:

    Being likened to Popbitch? Wow… high praise indeed!! I assume he means in the way both of highly popular around the world, have their respected targets shitting a brick at what they may reveal and aren’t afraid to make reference to ‘wankers’, of course.

    Actually, yup, Guido is a bit like Popbitch from what I can see, but I think it’s huge kudos to Guido for all that.

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    This might be why Lord M is keeping silent. Pound and Daley and the others who are spinning for Brown/Draper/McBride are starting to look not only silly but tainted.

    What’s Lord M up to? Is he aiming to become the first Prime Minister with a seat in thew House of Lords since the 19th century? Or has he got someone else lined up for the job?

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    • 47
      It doesn't add up... says:

      You forgot Lord Home of the Hirsel

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    • 59
      BrianSJ says:

      there was or is legislation going through that would allow a life peer to revoke their peerage. wonder who they had in mind?

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    • 204
      Minekiller says:

      His Arsebanditness van Rentboys of Dodgy-Mortgageland is keeping his head down (I’d rather not imagine where) while he devises a strategy to distance him/her/itself from this seminal moment in British politics.

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      • 322
        Master Baiter says:

        Evidently you are a Conservative, prepare for another kicking at the election. Still at least you lot are used to being Conservatives/Losers (these are interchangeable terms).

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      • 354
        Minekiller says:

        @323 masturbator.

        Typical, you tribal swivel eyed NuLabia loons think that those who don’t kneel to the Nazi-labour masterplan- MUST be Tories. I am not a Tory. Just a person who until recently was pissed off by NuLabour and their destructive regime. Now you are just laughable, a joke and you are going down (and not just on Mandybum)

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      • 421
        Master Baiter says:

        Keep it up you thick little parrot brained squawker. Every bile filled frothing foam flecked word of hate you spout is an extra vote for Labour in the election. Come the election Conservatives will be made in to mincemeat and fed to the poice dog pound.
        By the way maybe it’s time you came out of the closet, let your repressions go, you will feel much happier, or do you find the closet and the fear of exposure more exciting, either way you are a pathetic individual, get some help.

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      • 434
        Minekiller says:

        Mastubator at @421 you left the reply option off. Oh dear! Having read your typically Labour puke response, I understand why you need to retreat back into the La-La land you rabble have created.

        Talking of kickings, I suspect that is what is happening to you right now. Now take the rest of the day off and go and scam some more money from the taxpayer.

        Oh….and I am still laughing at you.

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  25. 36
    Eileen Critchley says:

    You are absolutely right Guido, your lastest efforts have shown these people up for what they really are!

    Not only do we need a new government and political culture in this country but we need a brand new press to cover it.

    They are as tired and uninspiring as the people they are paid to comment upon.

    Same old boring ‘New Labour era’ journo’s!

    That was then! Time for something new!

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  26. 38
    Chief Cheap Chisel Watcher says:

    It’s sour grapes.

    These cheap chisellers and their snouted lunching companions will soon be out of a job, and they know it.

    They haven’t even stopped feeding off us yet and they are already hungry.

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  27. 39
    Crocodile Dundee says:

    I( was reading the Mail and saw Pollard wrote that YOU are a threat to Democracy. The threat is the bastards in the Hoses of Parliament which is why you should burn the place down as your name suggests. I am now so angry that I am voting BNP from now on and to hell with the rest of them.

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    • 218
      Crocodile Dundee says:

      sorry Stephen GLOVER thinks Guido is a threat to Demonocracy

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      • 236
        Susan says:

        Heads up:

        BBC Radio 4 World at One today should be interesting. They are leading on this email story. Torys saying the letters from Gordon aren’t good enough. Labour person saying Draper should be out and about leafleting rather than this internet thingy (FFS!). +more Should be worth listening to, even if BBC Government control media outlet.

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  28. 40
    Lola says:

    This is turning into a good old fashioned spat for commercial survival as the old ways are overtaken by the new. You can’t buck the market as I remember someone once saying, and how true. The new market of free untrammelled and unregulated news without any of the cosiness of the fourth estate with the establishment is coming up fast on the rails. The incumbent producer is seeing its business model evaporating before its eyes and is thrashing about. The likes of Mrs Daley will find it harder to pundit a living when the MSM can’t command the monopoly of news. Her comments on the Telegraph blog re Tim Montgomeries article in the Guardian are risible. In my reading he does not say what her headline he says. He is saying what I’ve just tried to say – news blogging in some form is here to stay. And independent news blogging must surely attract the informed and intelligent readership away from the sided MSM.

    Daley old love – you’re doomed.

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  29. 42
    Derek Drooper says:

    I believe the apposite phrase is “BAAAAAW BUTTHURT!”

    Good work Guido. Keep speaking truth to power.

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  30. 43
    It doesn't add up... says:

    It’s time the broadcast media in the UK did a daily “review of the blogs” rather than daily reviews of the press. But then, trailing edge journalism seems to be de rigeur for the MSM.

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  31. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Go get the bastards, Guido, you are winning them hands down and for one reason alone – you are in the right and the crooks are exposed for what they are. They can’t possibly win because this is the first time they have had t5o battle on the front of truth and they don’t know how to. They are like one winged penguins in a garden pool. They are over and by the golly they richly deserve it.

    New Labour have ripped the heart and soul out of this country – but they served themselves. Let the people’s court decide, Brown, call an election and see where your moral compass gets stuffed.

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  32. 50
    Verity says:

    DONAL BLANEY looks like he’s getting himself into all sorts of trouble with a student!! He’s been caught saying nasty things about Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama and calls YBF A “MADRASSA”!!!

    Have a quick look. It’s hilarious!

    http://ddtaylor88.wordpress.com

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    • 477

      Oh, give it a rest you tiresome little troll.

      I’m sure you’ve got as many click-throughs as you will get by now – both you and Donal Whatever look like tits.

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  33. 51

    Despite all of them having websites, the press hate the internet, don’t they? Very strange.

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    • 56
      Anonymous says:

      ah; they love the internet, but only when they have 100% control over its content.

      They’ve kind of missed the whole point of what the internet is/does.

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    • 58
      Hoon says:

      “Very strange”

      Not really, they know it is the opening up of the once elite field of journalism to all and sundry. And they know that half the general population can do a better and cheaper job than they can.

      That’s why they’re running shit scared and that harridan Daley is trying to run down the blogosphere

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      • 112

        Yes – it’s an issue of control. If you control something you can manipulate it – that’s why they hate the blogs and want to change the laws to encompass the internet. WikiLeaks has been banned in Germany now as well as Australia. Control is the raison d’etre of the Left.

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  34. 52
    thespecialone says:

    I have stopped buying the Daily Mail because it is now crap (notwithstanding Littlejohn). He is the only one in MSM to have to guts to continually attack Gordon et al, and he wont let up on the Tories either.

    I think that MSM is really starting to panic.

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    • 78
      Plato says:

      They have a great website though – I’d never be seen dead buying a copy of it mind you!

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    • 81
      backwoodsman says:

      In the same way i never have the telegraph in the house now – some towering genius thought it needed to shift to a trendy London audience and a spot of labour lovin’ – I’d rather come here and be informed and entertained by Fawkes and his merry band of followers.

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      • 244
        Max says:

        Those Telegraph towering genii would be the Barclay brothers maybe? Scottish though born in London and made a good job of knackering the Scottish press first I understand. Now knackering a small island in the Channel; surely not practising for something larger?. Any links to the McBroon, Guido?

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      • 320
        Ivor Phartparp says:

        If Fawkes did a magazine I’d leave it on me coffee table alright.

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    • 152
      Perry Neeham says:

      “because it is now crap” – Did I miss something a long, long time ago?

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  35. 54
    Anonymous says:

    The people moaning aren’t journalists; they’re more like labour drones/clones who just spout whatever Brown/Labour tell them to, and they never try to hold labour/Brown to account even after Brown/labour have managed to bankrupt the whole country with their negligence.

    I think/hope that most people consider these hacks beneath contempt, utterly full of self-serving shit, and never to be trusted. They are, without doubt, the scum of the earth.

    (and having just heard Stephen Pound on sky saying that it’s all the “tory bloggers'” fault and that it never should have been brought to the attention of the public, that description also applies to wanker MPs like him, not just journalists).

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  36. 55
    Hoon says:

    When’s he going to learn to say the word “party” properly?

    Don’t they teach anything at/in Berkeley?

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  37. 60
    no longer anonymous says:

    What we really need is a boycott the Telegraph campaign. The Barclay Brothers have turned it into a joke.

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  38. 61

    Expect more of the same Guido.

    Times, they are a changing

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  39. 62
    Anonymous says:

    It’s amazing – they are ALL after Guido from the press to the policians and he has them licked hands down. The more they write the more stupid they appear but more importantly utterly missing the point and power of blogs. Guido is king, long me he reign

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    • 147
      Dream on says:

      Naw Guido is no king,Guido is doing what Guido likes to do wind the b’stards up,he ended up with some emails from whence they came who cares but the use of them was strategic, the damage he has done to Brown and co is not terminal as Brown is a thick tw*t,but one of the best things that’s happened it has woken the lazy MSM up from their daydreams to suddenly seeing a new kid on the block who can get news to people cheaper and within seconds and they see there lovely sinicures falling down the drain,which means they will have to work for a living instead of getting fed with the crap that Liebour feeds them,shame really a I think the MSM and the Bloggers complement each other, but it really does mean that the so called reporters will have to work and do a proper job of keeping all Goverments of all colours in check otherwise bye bye.

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      • 381
        Anonymous says:

        well said. We need/want blogs and MSM – this weekend might have just brought the former to the attention of the masses as an information channel.

        The best thing that will come of this is that is has broken the ‘spin doctor’ as a method for keeping the press onside. The whole ‘no info for you for three weeks mate’ stories about campbell in the early Blair years won’t work anymore.

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  40. 63
    pensioners prefer labour says:

    My local Co-op has a very special offer on meat pies for this week only, two packs (four pie packs) for £4, they were selling for £2.89 per pack (four pie packs ) only last week, so a saving of £1.78 on a two pack purchase is possible. This offer will be of interest to old folk, and those currently out of work, also the unemployable who spend the day hanging about here may be interested.

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    • 69
      rugfish says:

      Our local pork shop has 6 for 3 Quid and they’re really really tasty!

      Also, Saveloy sandwiches are only 99p this week on special offer and you can freeze them too.

      Great value they are.

      The bakers across the road also has sticky buns and custard pies on offer and everyone’s buying them since the baker told them Gordon Brown was visiting the town.

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    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      Thankfully I’m veggie – now go away.

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      • 99
        pensioners prefer labour says:

        I thought of becoming a vegetarian once , but decided I didn’t want to, so I didn’t. But in these hard times, what with the price of meat, I may yet go for the occasional bruised apple, our local market sells bruised apples at the end of the day, cheap. They may not look as nice as the apples which are not bruised, but they taste just fine.

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      • 266
        no longer anonymous says:

        I can’t believe I wasted several seconds of my life reading your post about apples. You bastard.

        Like

      • 270
        no longer anonymous says:

        I can’t believe I just wasted several seconds of my life reading your post about apples. You bastard.

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      • 395
        Heads on poles says:

        I can’t believe I wasted several seconds reading your message about complaining about reading about apples you bastard.

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    • 77
      Waiting for Gordo says:

      Mine hasn’t. This is a clear case of softening up the bloody labour party supporters by offering tasty treats at a discount.

      Bloody hell, it has encompassed the Co-op now…

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    • 120
      Andy Carpark says:

      You neglect to mention that it will be of interest to Tom Watson MP

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    • 163
      Desperate Dan says:

      Hold on there! Aunt Aggie saaid those cow pies were for my dinner.

      Like

    • 246
      Hugh Jardon says:

      Do they deliver???

      (no Peter Kay type responses pls)

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      • 396
        One Eyed McTrouser Snake says:

        I think this is what passes for humour in the Labour Party.

        Apparently they have hired Horne and Corden as special advisors.

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  41. 64
    rugfish says:

    33% of people in the UK have diagnosable symptoms of anxiety which makes them scared to leave the house.

    Recent polls also show around 33% are still supporting Labour.

    Obviously no one has made a connection between the two figures but surely they can’t all be Labour supporters can they?

    Surely we have a few with anxiety too!!!

    Could you conduct an investigation into this matter Guido as I feel there could be more to this than meets the eye?

    Gordon Brown is obviously trying to corner the market on anxiety cases!!!

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  42. 66
    StrongholdBarricades says:

    If that is the worst they’ve got, then you’re not exactly going to lose sleep.

    I note that the beeb has analysis of the whole thing

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7997339.stm

    Seems balanced to me, but I thought McBride was just playing musical chairs…he is still in Drowning Street with his salary

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    • 71
      BrianSJ says:

      Certainly not an analysis of the whole thing but very balanced reporting from the excellent Laura Kuenssberg. We should be very thankful it is her, not Toenails.

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      • 157
        Cato says:

        Christ, Toenails must be spitting blood thinking of the missed opportunity to burrow further up Snotty’s anus!

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    • 188
      Anonymous says:

      Yes, the tone is good. Here’s a post announcing her filling the shoes of Nick Robinson, while he was away on holiday in 2007:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/nickrobinson/2007/08/about_laura_kue.html

      Should she not be asked to step in again? Replace him permanently?

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      • 241
        StrongholdBarricades says:

        certainly allowed to fill in

        though I do wonder if the closure of Nick’s blog whilst he is away, is actually a foreshadow of his permanent release from the beeb. His prime minister programme on R4 is very poor

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  43. 67
    Free the English says:

    Free the English says

    …Why does it take one Celt to point out to the supine English what the other Celts – North and West – have being doing to us.

    Time to break free!

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  44. 68
    jo public says:

    News alert Major disease spreads accross Londons ZaNulab Journo’s Advisors and hacks

    Post Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS)

    This disease has during the past year or so become of significance and considerable concern in many countries particularly the US and Europe. It is manifest as the name implies by wasting in pigs from 6 hours of removing from the the trough onwards.

    The disease is associated in part with a porcine emailus circlatemrcovirus , so called because its DNA is in the form of a ring. It is extremely small and hardy. There are two serotypes, Type 1 causes no known disease when spun away. Type 2 can be found in the lesions and can be isolated in pure net culture.
    All infected hoons to be humanely put down by peeling and boiling lol

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  45. 70
    Back@ Work says:

    Don’t forget that the poison that is Al-Beeba wants bringing to task and needs to be disbanded!

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  46. 74
    LabourLost says:

    Some choice comments from the deluded lefties at LabourLost:

    “Gordon has a brief opportunity to restore some moral authority – he would be the bigger man for doing so and a lesser man for not.” Let’s wait and see, hey?

    “muppets”, “spivs”, “chancers” – McBride and Draper of course.

    “In place of policy and polemic, Draper, McBride and their ilk only have smears, distortions and overdriven hype.”

    “What ‘smeargate’ demonstrates, depressingly, is that Labour’s top strategists don’t have any better ideas than going through the Tories’ dustbins”

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    • 484
      pensioner like labour says:

      LabourLost says “What ’smeargate’ demonstrates, depressingly, is that Labour’s top strategists don’t have any better ideas than going through the Tories’ dustbins”
      Is that where the Tories keep their ideas ?

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  47. 76
    Anonymous says:

    you are all a bit churlish. expect better from school children. doing the politcal landscape a great dis-service.

    shameful

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    • 85
      Anonymous says:

      we’re doing the political landscape a great disservice?? Are you mad ?

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    • 136
      Iatrogenic neglect says:

      If Pfizer start giving you any trouble, tell them you’ll start investigating the number of deaths in the UK caused by adverse drug reactions.

      Have a guess what the 5th leading cause of death is in the Western world, confirmed by BMJ studies involving the UK, Australia and the US.

      Honest investigative Journalism is one of the cornerstones of a free society.

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    • 153
      English Liberation Front says:

      The only person doing the political landscape a great disservice is one Gordon Brown.

      Shameful certainly describes the “New” Labour party (“new” as in Neo and Nazi, Labour as in painful to endure and you never know quite what will appear).

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    • 170
      Blake's7 says:

      Sorry but ZanuLabour already destroyed the political landscape, now go and crawl back under your rock little poddle. Actually the majority of children cant read or write after 12 years of Tyranny so it is not likely is it.

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    • 250
      R.McGeddon says:

      Be serious !!

      Schoolchldren under Labours’ Education, education,education’ lie are having enough trouble reading and writing by the age of 14.

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      • 476
        Anonymous says:

        Actually, a lot of them have great trouble reading & writing & adding up after they’ve left school. I’m involved in Adult Ed & the vast numbers of teenagers & 20’s using Adult Ed services for the 3 R’s is horrendous.

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    • 255
      R.McGeddon says:

      Be serious !!!

      So many of today’s schoolchildren have trouble reading and writing by the age of 14. Thank the ‘Education,education,education’ policy.

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  48. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Mcbride not getting severance pay sky

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    • 345
      Air Nokia One says:

      probably because the twat is still in No 10 and in reality hasen’t actually and will not be going anywhere.

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  49. 83
    rugfish says:

    Apparently, that bloke who has an ear growing on his arm, has been asked by Gordon Brown if he can do a couple for him cos he’s too busy with more important issues at the moment. He’s the Prime Minister and he’s really important you see.

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  50. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Take no notice of anonymous because it wasn’t me.

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  51. 88
    Billy le Bob says:

    Pound made a right arse of himself this morning on Sky, despicable apologist for ZaNulab, of course to be expected, as he is another with his snout in the trough of excess. Shame on Sky, they gave him an easy time, verbal diarrhoea is just what it is not matter which way it is spouted……..

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  52. 90
    JD says:

    Guido is providing a brilliant public service. The bitterness pouring out of Dick Emery’s alter-ego, Janet Daley, is pathetic. It’s amazing that one man is running rings round this deadly government. He must have balls of steel. Remember the pressure Campbell & co. applied to decent people like David Kelly? This is pay-back time for their grubby antics. Carry on Guido. Run the bastards into the sea.

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    • 108
      Peter Grimes says:

      Is Daley another bloke in drag like Pollytwaddle, then?

      Only asking!

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      • 459
        nell says:

        Nope she’s a failed Mills and Boon romance writer on her second ,or is it third?, stopgap job.

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    • 151
      Self Interest shields the truth says:

      There is none so blind as them that will not see….not only Gordo but the MSM dead tree press also, they are ‘networking’ for their next position with Westminister Zanu, as Westminister Zanu look towards Brussels !!

      A plague on all of them, they have never had a proper job, the f*cking free-loaders, spongers!!!

      I despise and detest them like a large majority of this once proud country do!!

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  53. 94
    Tachybaptus says:

    From today’s (paper) Telegraph lead article, ‘Gordon Brown drawn into No. 10 email scandal’, by Andrew Pierce and Rosa Prince:

    ‘Mr McBride, who wrote the lurid stories, which he sent to Mr Draper with the suggestion that they may appear on The Red Rag, resigned on Saturday after The Daily Telegraph exposed the smear campaign.’

    Stinking liars, as bad as New Labour.

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  54. 96
    Quo Vadis says:

    Biased Broadcasting Corporation: PM’s spokesman said no ministers knew of contents of email but when pushed said they had “no information” regarding who knew about the proposed website itself.

    Go get ‘em Guido…

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    • 181
      tea for two says:

      There are two cc addresses on McBride’s email. Did they tell him to desist immediately or egg on like Draper did?

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  55. 97
    Ashiata says:

    While very, very far from being a fan of the Daley Janet, how about her question? Why didn’t Guido publish all the stuff on here? it would have catapulted this site to a level only dreamed about by us in blog-land.

    (Also her comparison to Drudge is poor for many reasons).

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  56. 100
    Plato says:

    BBC reporting that PM official spokesman refused to answer if anyone else knew about Red Rag!!!

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    • 111
      Peter Grimes says:

      Anyone found out yet who paid for Raas Claat’s registration?

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    • 118
      Anonymous says:

      If some ( a large section) of ‘the Lobby’ have broken after the story, then the BBC may be forced to report it or look shifty.

      Like

    • 478
      Anonymous says:

      I think at least parts of the BBC are having a Pauline conversion moment – one chap on there this morning gave the Ginger Midget a real going over – it was most enjoyable (sighs).

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  57. 105
    James says:

    I’ve written a post of a similar nature.

    That old bint from the Telegraph can’t stand the fact that the world is changing and that she will no longer be able to claim big cheques for sub-standard or at best mediocre columns.

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  58. 110
    Chris Underpants says:

    This has been really good entertainment. Watching the main stream journos bleat on about blogs is very satisfying. The established papers are losing out to the blogs and must know it.

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  59. 114
    sockpuppet says:

    Despite what you might have read in the source revealing, confidence breaking, Downing Street tipping-off Telegraph, Guido did not take a penny from either the Sunday Times or the News of the World for their front page stories.

    Judging by the photo they used, I think most of us had figured that for ourselves…

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  60. 115
    Sir Randy Right Handy says:

    Nadine Dorries – DING DONG old chap.

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  61. 121
    bandersnatch says:

    Just as the IRA could never use the word ‘condemn’, Brown is obviously hung up on the word ‘sorry’… He is an edgy and stubborn oaf, and would probably see it as personally threatening. I nearly typed ‘to his dignity’… but he doesn’t have any: only the pouter-pigeon hubris of office.

    Intellectually competent he may be, but he is crazily socially inept, with the subtlety of body language of a three year old. A more verbally confident man, knowing the appetite for the word, would have said something to the effect that he was: ‘so sorry this had happened’… which would in no way point the blame in his direction, and might have helped him close the hoo-hah down.
    Cameron does this kind of thing expertly.

    Margaret Thatcher was not too proud to take advice on lowering the pitch of her voice: why doesn’t this premier prat take advice on developing his social skills… Thinks… Perhaps he does, and is just a slow learner…

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  62. 126
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

    So about this also ran McBribe then. Downing St confirms he gets no severance pay. So does that confirm he’s out of the civil service then?

    We need more, such as a statement that says ‘we confirm McBribe is no longer in the civil service’ not some coverup notion making us believe he’s left the civil service, but is really in some dingy backroom without portfolio!

    AH (C)

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    • 226
      Peter Grimes says:

      ‘He gets no severance pay’ can be said now. What DID he get between Saturday and that statement?

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  63. 127
    Colonel Madd says:

    Jolly nice to see lots of new talent flooding onto the boards via the interweb thingy.

    However we should be careful that they don’t crowd out contributions from people like my sister Dolly who is now uncertain whether to post her recipe for plum loaf.

    Could any of out friends in the North confirm whether the followers of The Prophet so conveniently arrested last week by the Bobbies are being quietly released?

    Why is it that discovering dastardly plots to blow up the Ginsters pie factory always occur when senior Nulalour politicianns are being given a beastly time by Guido?

    It’s almost as though the two things were related…………………………….

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  64. 131
    Grimly Fiendish says:

    Taking the Popbitch name in vain will cause far worse repercussions for Labour than Guido ever could…

    Which Minister this week was seen….

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  65. 134
    Lee Moore says:

    I’d like to know whether Mr McBride resigned at the request of his employer, or whether he was fired. And whether it makes a difference to his pension or other dollops of cash. It would tell us a bit about whether Mr Brown regards Mr McBride as a loyal servant sacrificed to the mob, or a rabid dog who had to be shot out of hand.
    As we know from L’affaire Fred, the official New Labour position is now that an employee who does a serious whoopsy should be fired, and not asked to resign.

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  66. 135
    rugfish says:

    Er……..I

    REGRET:

    1. to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, disappointment, etc.): He no sooner spoke than he regretted it.

    SORRY:

    1. Feeling or expressing sympathy, pity, or regret:
    __________________________________________________

    Sorry means regret but regret does not necessarily mean sorry.

    So please remember next time you write a card for funeral flowers to say sorry because sorry is an expression of actual feeling rather than something could leave the widow upset if she really wanted to get technical about it and cause a big fuss at the wake.

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    • 461
      David Ferguson says:

      Balls.

      If I’m sorry for something it means I accept a certain level of responsibility for it. If I regret something it means it makes me sad but it was nothing to do with me. That’s why El Gordo has such a hangup about it.

      Like this:
      Me – “I regret all the pointless deaths of the First World War…”
      Field Marshall Haig – “I’m sorry for all the pointless deaths etc…” (although like Gordon, he obviously wouldn’t actually have said it)

      So carry on happily expressing regrets at funerals.

      Unless it’s Nuliebore’s funeral, that is. Then you don’t have to be sorry or express any regrets

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  67. 137
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    What made me laugh out loud this morning, watching Stephen Pound trying to turn the story into how terrible people like Guido are, was when he said that we shouldn’t take bloggers like Guido seriously because they can write whatever they like.

    And that’s different from the mainstream newspaper how, exactly?

    As far as I can see, the main difference is that blogs such as this one are open for anyone to leave a comment. So if we think Guido is talking bollocks, we can post and say so. Compare that to the mainstream newspapers, where any user feedback is generally very tightly controlled.

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    • 207
      Steve Lloyd says:

      A point just empahasised by Daniel Hannan on Aljabeeba.

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    • 224
      Mr Ned says:

      “What made me laugh out loud this morning, watching Stephen Pound trying to turn the story into how terrible people like Guido are, was when he said that we shouldn’t take bloggers like Guido seriously because they can write whatever they like.”

      What……… Like the TRUTH for example??? GASP! SHOCK HORROR!!!

      Whereas the lamestream media can only report what the powers that be allow to be reported to further mislead and control the people!

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  68. 138
    grobdj says:

    Brilliant, journos and MPs alike spitting bile

    Can’t wait to see how the not-so-whiter-than-white politicians come out now the mud-slinging had started in earnest

    Meanwhile Gordo is drafting urgent legislation to require ‘licensing of political websites’

    HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa

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  69. 144
    One Eyed McTrouser Snake says:

    “One recipient, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, who was falsely accused of a one-night stand with another MP, complained that she could not make out all the Prime Minister’s words because they were scrawled in a thick black marker pen because of his poor eyesight.”

    I thought this was a joke when someone mentioned it here earlier, but it isn’t:

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23675514-details/Gordon+Brown%27s+black+letter+day/article.do

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  70. 149
    Mark Oaten says:

    It’s all true, i Bummed Dave and gave him Crabs.

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    • 353
      Peter Grimes says:

      That is definitely a lie because we know you are only a taker, Mark, otherwise known as a ‘bottom’, or arse in your case. Although, confusingly, you are a silly hoon!

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  71. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, you need to up your game. You are behaving like a winner of the X factor, suddenly catapulted to fame, and you desperately need a follow-up hit single. They are going for you because you are behaving like a kid in a sweet-shop.

    Get yourself an agent, get Max Clifford, get Mrs Trellis, but start putting together an informal board of reference and some big-named allies or they will bury you.

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      bergen says:

      McBride is the follow-up hit.Guido ended Hain’s ministerial career.However,I suspect that the Holy Grail is the “missing”marked voters’ register from Glenrothes.Its production would be the end for Brown.

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        Mr Ned says:

        That should, or if the FULL list of paedophiles that downloaded kiddyporn according to operation Ore was discovered to have Brown’s name on it!

        I am NOT saying his name IS on that list, but it would be good IF that list could find it’s way into the public domain.

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        Anonymous says:

        you could if it was on Red Rag.com apparently

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  72. 154
    Andy Carpark says:

    OT: Psychotherapy is a load of snake-oil and consists of an infinite regress of increasingly inane open questions. A clipboard-toting monkey could do it. It is lamentable that it could even be the subject of a Masters qualification, fabricated or not.

    This is the course of therapy I prescribe for Master Draper: that he have a placard with the word “Donkey” placed around his neck, that he be jammed into a Michelin tyre live on the Daily Politics show and that all interested parties be invited to queue up and kick his arse until his nose bleeds. Take him down.

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  73. 155
    Ctesibius says:

    The question you have to ask about any business is this: if it didn’t exist in its present form, would you invest in it if someone tried to set it up from scratch today? There are plenty of businesses which are started each year and for which the answer is ‘yes’.

    Now look at, say, the Daily Telegraph or the Guardian. Would anyone set a major new dead-tree newspaper today? The last one was the Independent, but look where that’s gone, and also look how different the news dissemination business was then. Today the answer has got to be ‘no’. if you wanted to get into the news business today you’d do it through the internet and you wouldn’t bother with a print edition. These dead tree papers are Dead Men Walking. Without government advertising and second hand car adverts, the Guardian, it is well known, would have gone to the wall. Hence the start of a campaign by La Toynbee and others to claim that the (print) press is so immensely important it should be indefinitely subsidised by the taxpayer. OK, she meant the regional press, but the principle is the same.

    The simple fact is the newspapers’ business model is dead and they are totally dependent on the government, one way or another, for support. That support comes through advertising and feeding cosy stories. Same applies to the BBC of course.

    The trend has been going on for a while but this Easter weekend Guido has shown that the dead tree model is dead. It even applies to Private Eye. I get more laughs through Guido nowadays than i do from the Eye. I’ll never buy another newspaper again.

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      I used to enjoy reading Private Eye. But it seems bland compared to the internet. And I can’t wait two weeks for it to be published.

      http://tinyurl.com/cryp7s

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      Mr Ned says:

      I have not bought a newspaper in about three years. I am prepared to buy one on rare occasions purely as souvenirs of some great event, for example, should labour be utterly slaughtered at the next election, I shall buy many newspapers to commemorate that great event, but I will never ever buy one for news, for they almost never carry any. Most of it is old announcements stolen from the blogosphere anyway.

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    • 423
      pissed off voter says:

      what if there’s a toilet-paper shortage:)

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    • 468
      sid dayshus says:

      What do I use to light the fire with if not the “free press”? I could buy one of these lcd type virtual fires for the living room, would I be able to start it off with blogs?

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  74. 156
    rugfish says:

    Guido Fawkes for Prime Minister!

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  75. 159
    Dead Parrot Sketch says:

    Very quiet..where’s that f*cking squwarky bitch Polly…..Eastering in Tusc with Toenails?

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    • 318
      Minekiller says:

      Tlakin gof Tuscany. Where is Tuscan Tony? Is Tuscan Tony a neighbour of la Toynbee? Are Tuscan Tony and La Toynbee on and the same person!!!? i think we should be told.

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        Polly and I share a love of large breasted women and strong dark ale, but that’s about our only connection Mines, thanks for the interest though.

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  76. 165
    Anonymous says:

    The Sun’s political editor, Trevor Kavanagh just said on Sky News that Gordon Brown himself is responsible for the smear campaign “It is Gordon Brown’s modus operandi!”

    Meanwhile this is in The Sun today:

    “Two Dinners Tom is behind this sick plot

    GORDON BROWN is engulfed in a disgusting scandal involving obscene lies, smears and fraudulent use of public money.

    Not much new there, I hear you say.

    But so far only one Labour thug, Damian McBride, has paid the price for the vile No10 plot against David Cameron and George Osborne.

    There is another unsavoury creature lurking in the shadows who should join McBride on the dole.

    And he’s not a civil servant like McBride but a minister appointed by Brown.

    Treacherous Tom Watson, — a tub of lard who is known without affection at Westminster as “Two Dinners” Tommy — is suspected of being in this up to his bloated and bulging neck……continues”

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/columnists/fergus_shanahan/article2375497.ece

    The Sun have the evidence on Tom Watson otherwise he would sue them for libel.

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      Peter Grimes says:

      I wonder who provided it to the Sun?

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    • 212
      Perry Neeham says:

      Hells Bells that’s an interesting link. With Guido AND the Sun kicking the Brown mafia in the balls it can only be a matter of time…

      …hopefully

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    • 232
      Quo Vadis says:

      FCUK. That is the most damning editorial comment I’ve ever read in the MSM. Labour are truly as stuffed as a parrot in a Monty Python sketch.

      And I agree with every word in The Sun article. Maybe when Labour FCUK off, we can start trying to get some of our civil liberties back.

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    • 263
      StrongholdBarricades says:

      Excellent, when The Sun abandons Drowning Street, will it still deliver the new prime minister?

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      pissed off voter says:

      Wow! The Sun is certainly shining today :)

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    When Mc Bride met Moira in Beijing. says:

    This “Scribble” from Boris on the personality disorders of McBroon & Mcride deserves much greater exposure, whaddaya think.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/5149462/The-night-in-Beijing-when-I-saw-Damian-McBrides-true-colours.html

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  78. 171
    StrongholdBarricades says:

    How is it, that the current “spin” is saying that McBride “will not receive any pay-off”.

    Whilst accurate, surely it is misleading?

    What for? Losing his job title? Compensation is only considered when you lose your job…he’s still in Drowning Street after his “resignation” and reshuffle

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  79. 173
    I'd like to stick my boot up Hazel Blears arse says:

    What a fuckwit she is!
    “Bloggers are corrosive of politics in general”

    Not a taxpayer paid twat sat in government telling lies and shite about innocent people of course. JUST BLOGGERS!

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      R.McGeddon says:

      What Hateful Blears really means is ” Bloggers are corroding away the thin veneer which protects nasty politicians from the glare of the electorate “.

      Bloggers and Freedom of Information are staring to reveal too much Labour muck.

      Revealing this kind of behaviour

      http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1108146_mp_defends_expenses

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        nell says:

        Dear Bazel Hlears is a lady of immense ego matched with a diminutive intelligence. She is simply attacking those that she is afraid will expose her for the condescending arrogant lightweight brain that she is. Have sympathy.

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  80. 175
    Not just toast says:

    Daniel Hannan is on News 24 now. BBC has definitely seen the light

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  81. 176
    I'd like to stick my boot up Hazel Blears arse says:

    Dan Hannan is on the Beeb

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  82. 178
    I'd like to stick my boot up Hazel Blears arse says:

    ha ha ha

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  83. 179
    Crocodile Dundee says:

    It was Stephen Glover in the MAIL today who suggests Guido posts both inaccuracies and threatens to undermine Democracy. Obviously you have
    injured the pride of the press which is lazy to the point that anyone now requiring real news simply uses the internet. The future is yours and ours Guido not the likes of the lazy people who scribble drivel for the masses.

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  84. 180
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    Nicki Campbell the mincing queen of Radio 5 accused Sir Bernard Ingham of being as bad as McBride live on air this morning. Sounds to me like the queen of daytime radio needs to issue an apology.

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  85. 183
    I'd like to stick my boot up Hazel Blears arse says:

    God bless Dan Hannan!

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  86. 195
    Anonymous says:

    Just fucking love that mouse cursor rollover with Stephen “fatty” Pollard coming up. Thanks for the laugh again.

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  87. 200
    Anonymous says:

    The Internet is the ultimate democracy: in that it cannot be controlled by a small clique of insiders in the media. This is why Guido is succesful, he isn’t selling anything, he’s delivering the goods. But others will rise from the same format but will be defeated instantly when they begin trying the old tricks of using the medium as they would the media. (Draper et all) The Tories will take power and they really do need to begin learning now, and quick. In the final analysis, the truth is king – which is good for us all ulitmately.

    Well done Guido, keep them hopping.

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  88. 205
    Anonymous says:

    Labour MP Paul Flynn in an outrageous performance on BBC Radio 5 right now has just smeared George Osborne’s wife live on air. The interviewer, Stephen Logan was shocked and accused him of smearing her all over again.

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      Not just toast says:

      That’s happened a lot recently on the BBC.

      Look out for “the Conservatives want this closed down as the longer it runs on the more that people may believe these stories to be true” or words to that effect. Heard that a few times already; clearly designed to plant the ZNL lies in people’s heads

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  89. 206
    Not just toast says:

    Channel 4 News is doing a feature on the similaritys between the Brown bunker and The Thick Of It. Okay, so they got the idea off blogs but at least they’re picking many of the relevant points being made off them

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    Anonymous says:

    Just how much is Mandy behind a lot of this? He invariably is.

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  92. 210
    Anonymous says:

    Steve Logan just accused Paul Flynn MP of smearing Frances Osborne live on radio 5 just now.

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  93. 213
    Diahorrea says:

    Brown’s running

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  94. 219
    Anonymous says:

    “Guido did not take a penny from either the Sunday Times or the News of the World for their front page stories.”

    That’s Brownian for “I took Euros”, Lol!

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  95. 223
    Anonymous says:

    Questions have been raised before about McBride not following the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers…

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/cgi-bin/newhtml_hl?DB=semukparl&STEMMER=en&WORDS=act&ALL=&ANY=&PHRASE=&CATEGORIES=&SIMPLE=Firearms%20act&SPEAKER=&COLOUR=red&STYLE=s&ANCHOR=70307w0002.htm_spmin3&URL=/pa/ld200607/ldhansrd/text/70307w0002.htm

    “7 Mar 2007 : Column WA59

    Special Advisers

    Lord Campbell-Savours asked Her Majesty’s Government:

    Whether the contacts with Sky TV by Damien McBride on the question of discussions on the Autumn Statement were authorised in accordance with the guidance on government communications and in compliance with paragraph 13 and paragraph 4 sub-paragraph IX of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers; and [HL2308]

    Whether the departmental director of communications at HM Treasury was informed by Mr Damien McBride of his statement made to Sky TV on the Autumn Statement and in compliance with paragraph 13 of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers; and [HL2309]

    7 Mar 2007 : Column WA60

    Whether the departmental director of communications at HM Treasury exercises day-to-day responsibility for the overall management of the press and publicity activities of all special advisers in HM Treasury, in compliance with paragraph 13 of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers; and [HL2310]

    Whether contacts between Mr Damien McBride and Sky TV on the question of potential interviewees on the Autumn Statement favoured or discriminated against particular individuals; and whether the contacts that took place were in compliance with paragraphs 12 and 13 of the Civil Service Code. [HL2311]“

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  96. 225
    Ian says:

    O/T
    I am currently on a work assignment in New Delhi but have been able to follow the Easter fun via the internet. Elections are in full swing in India just now but I was surprised to see an advert for the Congress Party on the Guido website. I trust they are paying you for it, Guido? Or are they leaking you some emails?

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  97. 227
    BrianSJ says:

    Anything from Ray Collins yet on whether Draper and McBride are to be expelled from the Labour Party?
    (question from PB)

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  98. 237
    Crocodile Dundee says:

    It was Stephen Glover (NOT POLLARD) writing in the MAIL today who suggests Guido posts both inaccuracies and threatens to undermine Democracy. Obviously you have injured the pride of the press which is lazy to the point that anyone now requiring real news simply uses the internet. The future is yours and ours Guido not the likes of the lazy people who scribble drivel for the masses.

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    • 440
      Little Old Me says:

      Bang you’ve got ‘em on the run Guido.
      I’ve just read the Glover article in the Mail. It’s evidently the end of the world for him.
      He’s frightened witless of internet blogs and yours in particular of course.
      This IS the revolution!
      Bring on Madame Guillotine.

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  99. 238
    Blinkered MSN-reading Twat says:

    I’ve forgotten how to think for myself.

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  100. 243
    Anonymous says:

    Well, well, well…

    Finally the BBC have this story up on “Have Your Say”

    http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?sortBy=2&forumID=6338&edition=1&ttl=20090414123540&#paginator

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    • 283
      grobdj says:

      Don’t bother, they’re just fishing for IPs

      66 comments after half an hour

      66 comments still in moderation

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  101. 245
    Giovanni Drogo says:

    Old Ma Dale sticking up for you Guido on News 24, handbags Paul Flynn for still claiming you took cash for these emails.

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  102. 247
    Paul Flippin Flyn MP says:

    Draper has to be sacked.
    1,000’s of our supporters are up in arms about what he’s done.

    Dolly can you drive an ice cream van?

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  103. 251
    Steve Lloyd says:

    Dale endorsing Guido’s statement that no monies changed hands in respect of these e-mails on Aljabeeba now. All but called the Nu Lab fuckwit who was on prior to him a liar.

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  104. 252
    IUnknown says:

    LBC with Nick Ferrari, normally rightish of thinking, has tried to ridicule this which seemed at first unexpected.

    But then, as Peter Oborne said when he laid into him on his breakfast show today, that he was palls with Alky Campbell and of course, an ex Sun “journalist”.

    He mocked that blogs typically got “only a hundred thousand hits” but at no time did they look at the real reason: blogs have at this time usurped the MSM and for all the right reasons.

    Incidentally, it’s no surprise that even this radio station is starting to show the cracks of sympathy for liebour as the majority of their ads are government sponsored rubbish such as “don’t carry your sausages in your suitcase when you are returning from holiday” etc

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  105. 253
    Anonymous says:

    If you want to support Guido, buy the T shirt and wear it with pride this summer

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    • 363
      Ankle Ooid says:

      It seems to me that the original unexplained “Live by the Smear….” sight graticule image coupled with the legend “Next….!” would sell by the truckload. A Frankie Says item.

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  106. 254
    Anonymous says:

    Guido,

    You might like to consider this for ‘Seen Elswhere’

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/13/westminster-damian-mcbride-opinions-columnists-politics.html

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  107. 257
    Rock The Casbah! says:

    Dale’s just finished pumping more of his bile on the BBC. Typical innit.

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  108. 265
    stephen pound says:

    I am not a clown. I look more like Punch.

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  109. 268
    Ian says:

    Guido. How much do you charge for adverts on here? It’s becoming increasingly clear that you’re not charging enough. Please charge more. The lobbyists can afford it.

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  110. 272
    johnny come lately says:

    With thanks to Wrinkled Weasel!

    Gordon Brown tries to shut down the European Parliament.

    Credit for this story goes in full to Craig Murray. It is just that I had not seen it, until Daniel Hannan mentioned it in passing and I wonder how many people have. It should certainly see a wider audience.

    After Hannan’s momentus vivisection of Gordon Brown at the European Parliament, Brown, who, if you remember the viral video, smirked like a schoolboy throughout and doodled on a notepad, was so angry that he immediately ordered his flunkies to make sure it does not happen again.

    Murray writes:

    staff in the UK Mission to the European Union (UKREP Brussels) were horrified to receive an instruction from the FCO to ensure that the situation when Gordon Brown was obliged to hear a speech against him in the European Parliament from MEP Daniel Hannan, could not happen again…

    ..my friends in our mission in Brussels consoled themselves that Prime Ministerial pique would die down, and with the G20 summit keeping Brown frenetically busy in London, the whole thing would be forgotten. But no! As they opened their offices at 8am Brussels time this morning, there was a missive from No 10, demanding to know what progress has been made.

    Read the piece in full here: http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2009/04/gordon_browns_e.html

    Brown and New Labour are doing everything in their power to squash criticism at home and abroad. This is a chilling example of just what Labour are prepared to do to hang on, including shutting down debate in the European Parliament.

    Brown is already contemptuous of Parliament and when he does attend PMQs he does not answer questions. My reason for posting this is simple: Brown is already an unelected leader and has no greater mandate than the one given him by the people of Fife. In is disdain for public scrutiny he has a long history of simply not being there when it is inconvenient. Now that he has to be present, as Prime Minister, he has set about making sure that all means are used to neutralise dissent, whether it be from a dirty tricks department or brazen requests to change the processes and procedures of the European Parliament.

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  111. 274
    Old Nick says:

    Well this one IS taking off………innit!

    As a stranger to the blogosphere, I have not read any of our Jan’s offerings……. until following Guido’s links today.

    I wonder if her stewed prune grimace has anything to do with Guido’s teasing…………..

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  112. 276
    johnny come lately says:

    With thanks to Wrinkled Weasel.

    Gordon Brown tries to shut down the European Parliament.

    Credit for this story goes in full to Craig Murray. It is just that I had not seen it, until Daniel Hannan mentioned it in passing and I wonder how many people have. It should certainly see a wider audience.

    After Hannan’s momentus vivisection of Gordon Brown at the European Parliament, Brown, who, if you remember the viral video, smirked like a schoolboy throughout and doodled on a notepad, was so angry that he immediately ordered his flunkies to make sure it does not happen again.

    Murray writes:

    staff in the UK Mission to the European Union (UKREP Brussels) were horrified to receive an instruction from the FCO to ensure that the situation when Gordon Brown was obliged to hear a speech against him in the European Parliament from MEP Daniel Hannan, could not happen again…

    ..my friends in our mission in Brussels consoled themselves that Prime Ministerial pique would die down, and with the G20 summit keeping Brown frenetically busy in London, the whole thing would be forgotten. But no! As they opened their offices at 8am Brussels time this morning, there was a missive from No 10, demanding to know what progress has been made.

    Read the piece in full here: http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2009/04/gordon_browns_e.html

    Brown and New Labour are doing everything in their power to squash criticism at home and abroad. This is a chilling example of just what Labour are prepared to do to hang on, including shutting down debate in the European Parliament.

    Brown is already contemptuous of Parliament and when he does attend PMQs he does not answer questions. My reason for posting this is simple: Brown is already an unelected leader and has no greater mandate than the one given him by the people of Fife. In is disdain for public scrutiny he has a long history of simply not being there when it is inconvenient. Now that he has to be present, as Prime Minister, he has set about making sure that all means are used to neutralise dissent, whether it be from a dirty tricks department or brazen requests to change the processes and procedures of the European Parliament.

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      Anonymous says:

      well spotted keep reporting it here we need to know what these scum are up to. They don’t like the truth and when they are told it they demand it is shut down. USSR?
      What right do they have to stop someone speaking their opinion.

      On the other hand shutting down the EU would be great but this is not about that just preventing McMental being told how it actually is.

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  113. 277
    Anonymous says:

    Janet Daley’s question is a valid one. Why did you not publish the story yourself? You started the ball rolling with that posting of a picture of McBride in a crosshair but then left it to others to go for the kill. Why indeed?

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    • 316
      Cassandra King says:

      If you know the simple ansewer to that simple question you are possibly to simple to use the internet, perhaps you may want to go play outside on the swings or something.

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    • 343
      Ewanme Botha says:

      OMG !!

      Guido ain’t that selfish , hun . Why keep the good news all to yourself an us six readers ??

      Plus , the big-boy press employ millions of hard-workin people an he probably thought it would be nice to give them somethin interestin to scribble about for a change .

      Hiya Guido x .

      © E x .

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      Cyco Billy says:

      Anony, have you stopped beating your partner yet?

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  114. 278
    Anonymous says:

    Blears on R5 now
    Defends McDoom (natch)
    Blears hasn’t spoken to the PM (Gordon, yer on yer own)

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    • 285
      Anonymous says:

      How many people haven’t spoken to McLeper recently?

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    • 288
      Anonymous says:

      Being bowled some really soft ones by the numpty on R5

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    • 383
      Hazel - only shortarses ride Yamaha Viragos says:

      Lets face it, Squirrel Nutcase will do or say just about anything in order to keep her job.

      Her only alternative source of income is seasonal (pantomime season) and doesn’t pay the sort of expenses she is used to.

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    • 470
      SomeBloke says:

      That’s two Red Dwarves we’ve got on telly.

      Does she have an “H” on her head as well?

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  115. 281
    H says:

    Don’t know if anyone heard Jeremy Vines show today on Radio 2 (presented by Matthew Banister). I usually tun the radio off when it comes on, but today, because they were discussing Smeargate apologies I thought I would give it a listen.
    Labourgraph man stated that Derek Drapers hotmail account was hacked (as if that was a fact rather than an opinion being expressed by said Mr Draper).
    Nadine got the last word in when she was on.
    But then you got the usual Brown apologists saying – why should he apologise or resign – its hard to believe that people can be so stupid.
    I just want to take away their benefits!

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      Derek - I hear McDonalds are recruiting says:

      Ian McShane had me shouting at the radio – is this man as pig ignorant as he sounds? Would that even be possible?

      “its all very regrettable and should never have happened and Gordon has apologised (eh?) , but its no worse than anything Thatcher did”

      So is that a condemnation, or an excuse then Ian? Is it alright to libel your political opponents or not?

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    • 414
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      Where was Strawman, Milipond, Harperson or even Mandelsbum. Its the real minions like Pound, Byrne, Blears or Flynn who are trying to distance ditherer McStalin from his Beria.

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  116. 287
    Anonymous says:

    How would you like Pound, Blears et al defending you?

    Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel – it must be getting fairly empty down there.

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  117. 292
    Little Old Me says:

    Apologies, Elections and Government

    Apologies.
    An apology, have we all gone raving bonkers? How can the next best thing to God or the Devil (you choose) apologise? It can’t be done. All you can do is get on your knees and pray that he will forgive us our sins for plotting against him. Only he can perform the miracles to put right the problems he created. All these calls for an apology are crap. So what if he did? I don’t want to hear an apology from this moronic beast of the night. I WANT HIM GONE. You can roast him, toast him or simply hang draw and quarter him. Just bloody well get rid of him. As far as I’m concerned you can delete the word Brown from the dictionary and erase my memory of its dirty existence. If I haven’t made myself clear let me know.

    Elections
    There seems to be a lot of assumptions that the UNELECTED person (he whose name we can not speak) will actually have an ELECTION one day. Yes, right, let just stop there folks. It’s an awfully big assumption everyone. Have you heard him say he will have an election, EVER? He won’t even speak the word let alone talk sensibly about it. Wait for the crisis (engineered by him) that will negate the reason for one and the increasing call for more demonstrations/riots to show our disapproval of him and his nasty grubby bullying government will only help him put the finishing touches to his evil plot. Once again all you can do is get on your knees and pray.

    Government.
    This is my first time on your blog Guido. You are dong a great job sir. I take my hat off to you. You don’t fancy now creating a new form of government/democracy do you? The current one is not quite up to the job. It’s just a bit too sort of clicky and shitty and fully of stuff whose name we must not speak. What about a Blogocracy? A bit like X Factor but where we vote on line. Or Strictly Come Voting? Every Saturday night new ideas for getting the old country up and running are put forward and we all vote on them. You could also vote for the people who put forward the best ideas and who don’t look too shifty and let them run the country. The only rules are that the very moment you get fed up with the blokes (or lady blokes) in charge they are OUT, OUT, OUT. In fact do we really need a bloke (for bloke now also read lady bloke) in charge at all?

    It might be a daft idea but CAN IT BE WORSE than what we have now? The heart of our government in no 10 is squabbling over who knew about or authorized nasty emails. Hundreds of thousands of people are mightily fed up and very, very angry, they are loosing jobs, being thrown out of their homes, hard earned savings get no interest and old age pensioners are living in squalor. There are dirty hospitals killing people with MRSA, old folks homes are abusing those in their care, children are dying because the over paid idiots in charge of the councils spend their time worrying about over full dustbins instead of children in danger. I have to say it again? Surely we can do more than just write moaning blogs and pray for change. I mean proper change not Obama change. That’s just more of the same wrapped up in a nicer bloke. Let’s have a debate about what we can do to make Britain better, not worry about whether a few conservatives get an apology.
    Its bigger than that, WE ARE BIGGER THAN THAT.

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  118. 293
    lexander says:

    Worth a reminder about ALL THE CULPRITS in this wonderful exposure:

    Labour new media strategy Key players

    Derek Draper
    Former lobbyist has overseen the blogging initiative, reporting to Labour’s general secretary Ray Collins.

    Lord Mandelson
    Business secretary is the main man when it comes to adapting Labour’s overall campaign strategy and getting the cabinet to do things.

    Douglas Alexander MP
    Along with Mandelson, the person the PM trusts most on campaigning.
    David Lammy MP
    His speeches and articles about how the party structure must change to reflect changes in society have been well received.

    Colin Byrne
    Weber Shandwick’s European CEO has provided strategic advice.

    Tom Watson MP
    First blogging MP and the person the cabinet trusts to explain what new media means.

    DJ Collins
    Google European comms director has been a key adviser to Draper.

    Sue MacMillan
    Labour Party new media campaigns chief has played key role in shifting emphasis away from the party website and out into communities.
    Charlie Whelan
    Brown’s former press secretary helped channel advertising cash to get LabourList up and running.

    Damian McBride
    Brown’s top media handler ‘gets it’, according to insiders.
    Mark Hanson
    PR consultant and LabourHome strategist has brought first-hand experience of new media.
    Jag Singh
    A co founder of the LabourHome blog and one of the few UK players with deep experience of working on US campaigns. Greg Jackson
    Executive director of Tangent Labs, Labour’s web agency

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  119. 294
    /Ambrose S!lk says:

    Can we take it that Guido Fawnes will curtail the appearance of ‘unsubstantitated allegations’ on his blog?
    Will Guido apologise for their appearance?

    Tra laa!

    Like

  120. 297
    Dungeekin says:

    Typical. I take a weekend off, and this happens.

    Still, with McBride going I feel a song in my heart. Specifically, this one. Enjoy.

    A long, long time ago,
    I can still remember
    That the PM used to trust McBride
    But we knew if he had the chance
    He’d lead us all a merry dance,
    And use the press for spreading spin and lies,

    But Easter Weekend saw him bitten,
    For all the emails that he’d written,
    Every single fake leak
    Has left New Labour up shit creek,

    I really hope that Draper cried,
    When he had to tell us all he’d lied,
    And Gordon’s hopes of winning died,
    The day he sacked McBride.

    CHORUS
    So bye, bye Mr Poison McBride
    We’ll be glad to see the back of all your venom and lies,
    And now the Press are gonna eat you alive,
    So it’s bye bye Mister Damian McBride,
    Bye bye Mister Damian McBride…

    Did you dirty Nadine’s name,
    And you thought George Osborne’s wife fair game,
    And did Gordon tell you so?
    And with Draper as your public troll,
    You dug New Labour in a hole,
    And now you’ll pay for all the mud you throw. . .

    We know Gordon’s in this to his chin,
    Though he’d promised us an end to spin
    Now the PM’s ego’s bruised,
    As he’s had to cut his ‘Mad Dog’ loose,

    You’re a cowardly, scheming, lying fuck
    And now you’re caught, and now you’re stuck,
    And Gordon was shit out of luck
    The day he sacked McBride.

    CHORUS
    The Tories singing,
    So bye, bye Mr Poison McBride
    We’ll be glad to see the back of all your venom and lies,
    And now the Press are gonna eat you alive,
    So it’s bye bye Mister Damian McBride,
    Bye bye Mister Damian McBride…

    Now for years you’ve handled Gordon’s press,
    And spun and lied at his behest,
    But thats not how it’s going to be.
    You took the bit between your teeth,
    You even smeared a dad in grief,
    Your actions were low beyond belief,

    Oh, though while your misdeeds have been found,
    The true blame lies with Gordon Brown
    With all the mud you’ve thrown,
    The PM must have known,
    So while Draper claims it was just a lark,
    And the PM swears he was in the dark,
    You were the dog he told to bark,
    And now, your’re sacked McBride,

    CHORUS
    With bloggers singing,
    So bye, bye Mr Poison McBride
    We’ll be glad to see the back of all your venom and lies,
    And now the Press are gonna eat you alive,
    So it’s bye bye Mister Damian McBride,
    Bye bye Mister Damian McBride…

    This morning I turned on the news,
    And saw something to lift the blues,
    That you’ve been sacked and gone away.
    And there’s bloggers writing posts galore,
    We know that you are gone for sure,
    And we hope your brand of spin has had its day,

    On Labourlist the lefties scream,
    The chance of a fourth term a dream,
    The lies McBride has spoken,
    have left New Labour broken,
    And the bit that I enjoy the most,
    Despite his spin and empty boasts,
    Is you and Draper are both toast,
    Because….you’re sacked, McBride.

    And we’re all singing,
    So bye, bye Mr Poison McBride
    We’ll be glad to see the back of all your venom and lies,
    And now the Press are gonna eat you alive,
    So it’s bye bye Mister Damian McBride,
    Bye bye Mister Damian McBride!

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  121. 303
    Anonymous says:

    Guido – Forget about Brown for the moment.

    It is his ‘sleazy entourage’ that need to be removed to leave him isolated and naked and ready for the tarring and feathering he deserves.

    Charlie Whelan and Tom Watson need to be very, very afraid.

    Like

  122. 304
    JUSTIN says:

    An obvious reason for the mainstream media’s plethora of anti-blogsite articles today is that journalists and other media professionals are highly paid, while bloggers in the main work for nothing – so are obviously carving up the job.

    The self-serving opinion generally expressed by newspaper, TV and radio journos is that bloggers are not “real writers”. They are some semi-literate, ill-informed, sloppy, unprofessional and dishonest sub-species that should be ignored or banned.

    This blogger challenges the “real writers” to prove their alleged superiority by producing quality, independent output to justify the faith they say the public should have in them, and only them. But I don’t think they’re ready for that, just yet…

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    • 350
      Mr Ned says:

      Too late. They already prostituted themselves by acting as faithful accessories to war crimes in supporting and enabling the invasion of a sovereign country, that bore us no threat, in contravention of international law.

      When you have to lie to justify war, then the war is not just. When the media allows and enables those lies, they they have willingly abandoned any trust that the public can have in them.

      The mainstream media’s writers are scared, because they know that we, the people, are on to them and their blatant lies and corruption.

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    • 397
      Ewanme says:

      Oooo , Justin !

      Well said , Justin , petal . Another point is that the ‘real writers’ are required , by law , to suffer from verbal diarrhoea an therefore it ain’t no surprise that they come up smellin of shit every now an then .

      Bloggers , by contrast , can use the bare minimum of words to produce maximum impact .

      I had verbal diarrhoea once but a healthy dose of Immodium (available at all good stores if you can clench for long enough to get there) cured it .

      See ya © E x .

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  123. 306
    Bardirect says:

    Damian (the other one) Green was arrested on suspicion of “conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office” and “aiding and abetting, counselling or procuring misconduct in a public office” on the basis of lesser evidence (hoping something would turn up.)

    Why hasn’t Draper been arrested then?

    Like

    • 387
      Ctesibius says:

      Or McBride?

      Like

    • 405
      Aberdeen Angus mcDayie says:

      Interesting to speculate whether in the current climate Green could actually be convicted by a jury – even if evidence pointed overwhelmingly to a guilty verdict.

      Isn’t it time the Met/CPS came to this conclusion also?

      Like

  124. 307
    lexander says:

    The best ever publicity and recognition for perfect Blogging EVER. Now for a reminder of most of the other names mixed up in this scandal:
    Labour new media strategy Key players

    Derek Draper
    Former lobbyist has overseen the blogging initiative, reporting to Labour’s general secretary Ray Collins.

    Lord Mandelson
    Business secretary is the main man when it comes to adapting Labour’s overall campaign strategy and getting the cabinet to do things.

    Douglas Alexander MP
    Along with Mandelson, the person the PM trusts most on campaigning.
    David Lammy MP
    His speeches and articles about how the party structure must change to reflect changes in society have been well received.

    Colin Byrne
    Weber Shandwick’s European CEO has provided strategic advice.

    Tom Watson MP
    First blogging MP and the person the cabinet trusts to explain what new media means.

    DJ Collins
    Google European comms director has been a key adviser to Draper.

    Sue MacMillan
    Labour Party new media campaigns chief has played key role in shifting emphasis away from the party website and out into communities.
    Charlie Whelan
    Brown’s former press secretary helped channel advertising cash to get LabourList up and running.

    Damian McBride
    Brown’s top media handler ‘gets it’, according to insiders.
    Mark Hanson
    PR consultant and LabourHome strategist has brought first-hand experience of new media.
    Jag Singh
    A co founder of the LabourHome blog and one of the few UK players with deep experience of working on US campaigns. Greg Jackson
    Executive director of Tangent Labs, Labour’s web agency

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  125. 308
    Piers F-D says:

    But did you or did you not offer the story to Chris Hope at the Telegraph for £20,000?

    Like

    • 379
      Alan B'stard says:

      Who let you out?

      Like

    • 416
      Cyco Billy says:

      And did Guido offer it to Chicken Licken for chicken feed?

      The questions just keep on t/rolling.

      Like

      • 429
        Wowbagger says:

        Exactly what I was thinking, given that the carefully worded “did not take a penny” hardly excludes it.

        Like

      • 491
        Piers F-D says:

        Cyco, I think you’ll see from previous posts that I am not a troll. All I am asking is that, although the Telegraph / Hope behaved like complete Hoons, it would complete the story if we knew whether Guido asked for cash.

        I should add that I am not condemning Guido if he did ask for 20K (I would have done) but he’s made much of getting nothing for this story so it’s far to ask if he requested cash given that Hope has alleged that he did.

        It’s transparency, innit.

        Like

  126. 309
    Blears Watch says:

    WatO has Red Attack Squirrel on, what a hooness!

    Like

  127. 311
    Pip says:

    Okay. I confess. What is a popbitch ? (and how does Pound know what one is?)

    Like

  128. 313
    Anonymous says:

    Christine Shawcroft on R4 WATO saying that Derek Draper could help more by having a ‘lower profile’ and ‘delivering leaflets’.. Bless !!!

    Like

    • 408
      R.McGeddon says:

      Selling the ‘Big Issue’ would be more appropriate…

      NO, Mr. Chimney ! ISSUE, Not TISSUE..Get back to Bedbitch ( or was it Redditch ? )

      Like

  129. 315
    lexander says:

    Apologies for repeating myself! I am still trying to send E mail to my big hate – fatty Whelan. Any help from anybody?

    Like

  130. 319
  131. 323
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck off Brown and any other politicians reading this.

    Fuck off already, you are not wanted.

    Like

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  134. 327
    bramhallbones says:

    The ” Prime Minister’s Spokesman” says again that ” No Ministers knew of the e-mails”. I hope Jeremy….. Tonight asks the stooge ( Blears turn ) ” but did he know of the subjects covered in the ultimate e-mails?”

    Like

    • 407
      There's Oil in that thar' dirty hair says:

      What that woman can do with a pair of stout clogs, a tin of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls and a corned beef barm cake is nobody’s business.

      Like

  135. 330
    oldrightie says:

    tbng, Good morning Mr Pot, how’s the rusty kettle this morning. Tory boys might never grow up, Leftie Toffs never think of others, just feed at the trough.

    Like

  136. 332
    King Beardy says:

    Amen to that…..
    Only reason to still read teh “Torygraph” for me is that I rather enjoy the works of Boris……

    Like

  137. 334
    Max says:

    Managed to criticise McBroon and the BBC in one comment and still get published on Have Your Say; things are changing!

    Like

  138. 335
    Desperate Dan says:

    Did someone mention cow pies?

    Like

  139. 336
    Master Baiter says:

    Yes and if you have conspired with an officer of the crown you could be charged with a criminal offence, which would be pleasant to watch. You can expect a sentence of around four months.

    Like

  140. 337
    Peter Grimes says:

    Great link, Bishop, but I hope that you have not been doing too much Timneying!

    I wonder how much of McDoom’s recently-announced cash for charities will find its way into Fat Willy’s ample breeches?

    Like

  141. 338
    Beth says:

    Ditto that from America. Fuck off Brown, McBride, etc.

    Tear ‘em up, Guido!

    Like

  142. 339
    Donald O'Gusset says:

    On the centre lane of the Northbound M1 will do!

    Like

  143. 340
    BrianSJ says:

    I would say that Mrs Osborne’s PCC submission ought to hit that article. It is far from clear that the smears are lies.

    Like

  144. 341
    /Ambrose S!lk says:

    Dreary piffle.

    Tra laa!

    Like

    • 404
      Anonymous says:

      Erm, Lord Haw Haw…the US 2nd Armored Division are at the studio entrance, theyd like a word…

      Like

  145. 342
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    Half eyed Scottish idiot says:

    Telegraph has certainly turned a bit pink lately. Jacqui Klebb was given a front page “interview slot” to defend herself a couple of weeks ago on the ST. Of course it was not a proper interview at all just an page for her to give her side of things – no probing questions.

    Is there a hidden agenda at the Telegraph?

    Like

    • 364

      Is there a hidden agenda at the Telegraph?

      There’s an agenda… but… hidden? I am not sure it is hidden.

      Like

      • 410
        DT Editor says:

        SIR- Half eyed Scottish idiot, sir. There is no hidden agenda at this organ. We are out to prove that you can appear to be all things to all people, including wimmin, without having a firm stance on anything.

        We are aiming to become the thinking man’s Daily Mail , but without the endless Health-Scare features, before being suffused into that great publication and disappearing without a trace.

        I hope that clears things up, sir.

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    • 366
      BBC Partiality Unit says:

      No probing questions you say, good stuff.

      + + + The BBC : Discredited, Lazy, Inept, Brown Nosed : It’s What We Are ™ + + +
      + + + + + + + Don’t forget you can pay for your TV licence on-line! + + + + + + +

      Like

  147. 347
    StrongholdBarricades says:

    Integrity in print, who’d have thought it?

    Like

  148. 357
    “Two Dinners” Watson says:

    Finished lunch, when is cake time, can I claim cake on expenses?

    Like

  149. 358
  150. 376
    Eve N Moore-Pistoff says:

    these comments are showing a marked drfit to the left. Can it not be fixed ?

    Like

  151. 393
    Scallywag says:

    That Stephen Pound is an idiot. He witters on and on, but says nothing constructive or interesting. This morning he just followed the party line about those disgraceful bloggers being able to say and write whatever they fancied with no responsibility being taken for the consequences. I though he was talking about No 10 Downing Street for a moment or two. Then I remembered who was allegedly reviewing the papers.

    I really wonder why Sky News bothers with him. The man’s as daft as politicians come.

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    • 412
      It all started in America you bastards! says:

      Pound is just thick lobby fodder. He’s always the first to come out and tow the party line, regardless of how unpopular it is.

      He gets on Sky News because he’s always willing to give a soundbite. Just like Limpdick Opec used to be for the Lib Dems.

      Like

      • 465
        Mad Mad of MacMad says:

        Pound is the most appalling individual. someof my mates here like him.
        General Secretary
        the YES TO INCARNATION society
        Broadmoor

        Like

  152. 398
    AnotherPleb says:

    After your show on the Daily Politics, I was first here to check your claim that you would publish emails showing the truth. Just as I went and checked Drapers claim that he would dismantle your arguments “line by line”.

    Well, he didnt (he issued a personal attack on you instead) but you did.

    I can see why you didn’t take the money, and it gives you the higher ground but you deserved the money, if not a medal. For services to this country.

    People defending this behaviour harm their country for the sake of political gain. Happy to see people destroyed in the name of “winning” at any cost.

    Mostly you deserve a medal for lifting some of the fear this oppressive gvt have caused the ordinary person..You’ve took them down a good few pegs, and showed their machine is not so clever and all powerful.

    Its all crumbling before their eyes, and they still cannot see the reason why. A wicked administration cannot ever continue with the goodwill of the people. As the desperately try to claw that goodwill back, through fear tactics, propoganda and downright lies it cowers back from them…

    I hope this is a lesson for all politicians. I hope we can have a different kind of politics, and country, one day. I hope we can become a decent country once again..

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  153. 411

    I agree with AnotherPleb.

    Never mind top political blogger of the year. Got to be top political journalist of the year, I’d think.

    And just think! You genuinely offered Derek Draper the hand of friendship and he turned on you -and Iain- like a mardy little puppy.

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  154. 413

    Sorry if this is a repost, but my comment vanished…

    I agree with AnotherPleb.

    Never mind top political blogger of the year. Got to be top political journalist of the year, I’d think.

    And just think! You genuinely offered Derek Draper the hand of friendship and he turned on you -and Iain- like a mardy little puppy.

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  155. 418
    R.McGeddon says:

    FROM DEEP WITHIN THE DOWNING STREET BUNKER, GORDON HAS COMMANDED WE ALL RE-READ HIS LAST CONFERENCE SPEECH

    “Why do we always strive for vileness?”Not because it makes good soundbites. Not because it gives good photo-opportunities. Not because it makes for good PR.

    “No. We do it because vileness is in our DNA. It’s who we are and what we’re for. It’s why Labour exists. It’s our first instinct and the soul of our party.”

    CAVEAT: Some words were a wee bit too difficult to read owing to the thick black marker pen he chews on.

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    • 432
      It all started in America you bastards! says:

      Is that pen what he chews when it’s not his nails or racking out the contents of his nose live on TV?

      Like

      • 441
        R.McGeddon says:

        It’s his ‘Bogey Bic’ I think. MucBroon seems to believe that by prodding his proboscis it dislodges the contents of his brain so that he is, in effect, chewing over a few ideas in his head.

        The process started in America and it’s global apparently.

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  156. 422
    Alexander of Meerkat Manor says:

    Remember, peeps: Compare the Smear-kats.

    Like

  157. 428
    Blake's7 says:

    HYS

    http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?forumID=6338&edition=1&ttl=20090414143506

    Total comments:
    328
    Published comments:
    112
    Rejected comments:
    24
    Moderation queue:
    192

    All the Browns SPADS must be working overtime on HYS trying to put positive comments. Expect the stats to read like this by the end of the day.

    Total comments:
    15000
    Published comments:
    112
    Rejected comments:
    4500
    Moderation queue:
    11388

    BBC Grow a pair will you. This government is finished and all you are doing is supporting a bunch of fukcing lying wakners.

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    • 450
      Heads on poles says:

      The BBC will not grow anything whilst Brown holds them by the scrotum that is the license fee.
      Reasonable item by KB on Sky just now with reference to the website of ‘think the unthinkable’.

      Nick Robinson not yet back from hols. even though it is now after Easter – is he hiding with Gordy behind the sofa?

      Like

    • 460
      Dick Timney says:

      I think there’s a spelling error :)

      Like

    • 487
      Anonymous says:

      at 1830

      Total comments:689
      Published comments:198
      Rejected comments:45
      Moderation queue:446

      Hahahahah looks like you have them sussed Blake 7 good call.

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  158. 435
    Ratsniffer says:

    Take no notice of the carping, whining MSN. Their lazy, spoon-fed political journoes are still smarting from the bollockings they’ve had from their news desks for missing such a coup.

    But they had it coming. They should spend less time sucking up to their Zanulab chums in the commons bar and a bit more time actually doing some journalism.

    But instead of getting stuck in and grubbing out a few follow-ups, they try to stick it to Guido instead.

    Lazy hacks fuck up – so smear the person who actually gets the story.

    Trebles all round, wankers.

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  159. 442
    A Fisherman's Tale says:

    To answer 316, Charlie Whelan popular attendee here on Speyside whenever there is a good party with drink flowing, can be found at http://www.spinfish.co.uk/GuidedFishingwithCharlieWhelan. or e mail the man himself on Charlie_Whelan@hotmailcom

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  160. 447
    The Beast Of Clerkenwell says:

    Blogging is the new “Pamphleteering”
    A noble cause (See Thomas Paine)
    It allows ordinary folf to say what they think and form opinion outside of the MSM, Of course the Hoons who have a vested interest (See Stephen Glover or any other Hoon) dont like it , it kick there little bit of power into the long grass
    HOONS!

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  161. 449
    Anonymous says:

    Did you hear Alan Milburn on ‘The World at One’ At the end of his interview, Martha Carney, of course, asked about McBride.

    Her final question was;

    Q. Do you think that it does spread more widely than Damian McBride, that ministers or other special advisors would have known about the Red Rag website?

    Milburn answered;

    A. Well, I’m very reassured by what the Prime Minister has written in his letter to the Cabinet Secretary today where he offers the reassurance that that wasn’t the case. I HOPE THIS WASN’T BEYOND THAT (my caps). As I say, I think this sort of approach has got nothing to do with mainstream politics certainly has got nothing to do with mainstream Labour politics.

    Surely a cabinet minister should say something like ‘The PM said it so it must be true’. If cabinet ministers are ‘hoping’ the PM tells the truth………

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  162. 451
    Heads on poles says:

    Alan Milburn.
    How somebody can talk for so long and say so little throughout their career defies belief.

    Interesting how the vermin that makes up the cabinet have now crawled out of their holes, blinking in to the sunlight, assuming that the storm has passed, ready to add their (our?) two penneth to any story that has even the slightest positive slant and will distract the sleeping masses from any bad news story about the bunker.

    Westminster and especially No. 10 needs a damn good spraying with DDT.
    Make it pay per view and this would fund the BBC properly.

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  163. 453

    Meanwhile the government still doesn’t understand the recession nor does it have a clue what to do about it:

    Empty shops revival plan a waste of time and money

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  164. 458
    blognovice says:

    Just a thought – if many Nu Lab politicos are “absolute hoons”, then shouldn’t MSM journos who fail to do their job properly (e.g. fail to hold politicians properly to account) be called (instead of tripehounds):

    tripehoons!

    Love this blog, Guido, it has become essential reading not just for news, but for top notch comedy! Blue plaque and Jacqui Smith = Second home secretary = priceless!

    Like

  165. 463
    Mad Mad of MacMad says:

    where the hell is Nick Robinson? we need him..incisive political commentary is most surely absent.
    is he sunnying himself in farmagusta?

    Like

    • 473
      Donald O'Gusset says:

      Gordo’s booked in for his annual Easter Enema and Toenails is hanging on for dear life enduring a warm irrigation!!

      Like

  166. 472
    Anonymous says:

    Guido – the lefty barstards don’t like it do they – just watched some ignorant prat MP on Sky in Manchester desperately trying to appear bright and defend unelected brown. Only made a bigger fool of himself than he obviously is. – And these idiots govern us? – Good one, where is Nick Robinson to defend his lefty mates?

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  167. 479
    TNC (The Nation's Conscience) says:

    A couple of things bother me about Derek Draper:

    1) How can anyone listen to the man for more than 30 secs? His voice grates and he clearly hasn’t a clue half the time.

    2) How did he pull Breakfast Babe Kate Carraway based on 1) above? :-)

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  168. 488
    xmags says:

    The roasting in the comments section below Maguire’s defence piece here is
    the best thing about it…and consequently worth the visit

    http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/maguire/2009/04/spare-us-the-hypocrisy.html

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  169. 492
    bramhallbones says:

    Newsnight…..Where was Jeremy tonight. Gavin just cannot hack it

    Like

  170. 493
    Anonymous says:

    Isn’t Daley a fat bird who isn’t an alcoholic and doesn’t do drugs? – She can’t be an important journalist.

    Like

  171. 494
    Anonymous says:

    But be honest, that £ 20 grand would have been handy – that might even have been enough to buy a new car in the real world…

    Like

  172. 495
    JohnD says:

    Re. ‘the dark side of Mr G Brown’, the Milipede’s defence of him on the media last night (“Ive never known him to be anything but a straightforward guy etc”) rather ignores a certain budget in which GB announced abolition of the 10 pence tax band right at the end. So he wasn’t trying to wrong foot the Tories then, simply looking after the interests of the low income folks – ha, very ha.

    Oh yes, and thanks to Mr McBride I am a new visitor and contributor to this blog!

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