April 30th, 2009

Berlusconi’s Euro-Babes

Guido’s favourite euro-politician and media magnate, Silvio Berlusconi, understands that politics is showbusiness for ugly people and he wants to change it into a more pure showbusiness.  You can perhaps understand why with that kind of insight he is a billionaire.

He is unveiling his latest leggy line-up of prospective candidates for his centre-right Party of Freedom in the upcoming Euro-elections:

Camilla Ferranti posed semi-naked for a variety of calendars and magazines and has also appeared in several Italian soap operas. It emerged last year, that Berlusconi had rung the head of the state television company RAI and “suggested” she be given a role in a top TV series.

Barbara Matera is perhaps the most qualified with a science degree but is better known for her appearance in Miss Italia and her TV career where she has appeared as an announcer and in several soaps. “I have always wanted a career in politics but I didn’t feel I was ready but Silvio says I am and I think I will work very well in Strasbourg.”

Angela Sozio has appeared on Grande Fratello, Italy’s Big Brother, and was famously snapped sitting on Berlusconi’s knee two years ago at his luxury villa in Sardinia. The group was dubbed “Berlusconi’s Harem” by the Italian media and in other photographs Angela was seen holding hands with the premier.

Eleonora Gaggioli (above)  has a glittering past as a TV star and a Google search finds plenty of pictures of her posing in her underwear. Like Camilla, Eleonora was also named in the “Silvio tapes” last summer.

Silvio really has it good.


  1. 1
    Lee Enfield says:

    Margaret Beckett anybody?

  2. 2
    Talwin says:

    Nice pics, Guido, but every time Mrs. Talwin passes my den and glances across at the computer screen she thinks I’m doing a Timney. My protestations of innocence are getting me nowhere.

  3. 3
    John Major says:

    WOW WA WEE WA!!!!

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    If some of ours looked like that, we might be prepared to be more forgiving. Berlusconi seems at least prepared to be humorous, cynical and self-deprecating about politicians.

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    Rather have them than the crappy old slappers we get as wimmin MPs.

    This Cicciolina tart was once an Italian MP:


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    bergen says:

    I’m just trying to imagine a Labour party adoption meeting in an all-wimmin reserved constituency when these are the candidates.

    No.I can’t……

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    Tynan Weird says:

    This explains why Italy has a bouyant underwear industry. Should our politicians pose in their grey, baggy-y fronts to stimulate the economy? And what about the men?

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    Noi volemo altroche Guglie, et Fontane, Pane Volemo, pane, pane, pane. says:

    Filth, squalour, gloom, darkness, and the horror of perpetual night.

    Please resign now.

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    MaleChauvanistPigge says:

    I say, these gorgeous women look ripe for a bit of canvassing. I can see my political career is on the up!

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    dmc says:


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    SwissBob says:

    A sight for sore eyes. I moving to Tuscany, TT got a spare room?

    Guido you should really have done a compare and contrast but I suppose Ms Pride would have hav gone balistic and I might have lost my breakfast if you’d put up Labour’s equivalent.


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    Hoons all Hoons says:

    Now you’ve gone and done it.
    Totty-oogling while Liebour troughers are on suicide watch!


  13. 13
    Dr Feelgood says:

    It’s a well-known fact that all socialist females are ugly – look at Rosa Klebb

  14. 14
    88p bath plug says:

    Cicciolina vs Jacquiboots?
    No contest!

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    traitors says:

    Guido the shallow, you would praise Hitler if he had a series of babes in tow.
    and disturbingly so would the press, just take a look at Sarky the EUSSRs dangerous poison dwarf!

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    Right Bastard says:

    They may be pretty, but are they intelligent?

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    Scallywag says:

    Who cares? Are any politicians intelligent?

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    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    Yes socialist women are normally dykes with very short hair or just plain ugly.

    Hattie Harperson
    Flint (please she is a rough old boot)
    Glenda Jackson
    Clare Short
    Diane Abbott
    Linda Bellos
    Dunwoody (she’s popped her clogs now but what an old boot)
    Yvette Cooper
    That Dawn Primerollo or whatever he name is

    Those are just the ones that come to mind (that’s my early morning semi gone limp)

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    The big D says:

    Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick…….. Public patience with MP’s expenses timer running.

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    Silvio Canalone says:

    McBride is Donald Ducked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Plato says:

    That’s a bit harsh Dr!

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    George Galloway says:

    Hattie is a right ( sorry a left ) goer.

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    Plato says:

    David Lammy?

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    S. Talionioni says:

    They say A womans role is in the House. Anyway, John Major was up for a bit of currie and spice to go wiv hees wife, so he’s no different from Berlusconi apart from not being Italian and less choosey.

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    As top man, our Berlusconi, and I’ve left a praise-heaping comment on the Mail article this morning. Judging by the only other remark left on the piece, mine (if it gets through) will be attracting the red thumbs like flies to a McBride.

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    Monty in Luxembourg says:

    “Lee Enfield says: Margaret Beckett anybody?”

    I just spat coffee on my computer screen ….. thanks Lee!!! :))

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    Anonymous says:

    Re Glenda Jackson, the late Auberon Waugh commented on her appearance nude in a film that she has “a most unusual configuration of pubic hair. It seems to grow in a narrow tuft, like the hairstyle of The Last of the Mohicans”. He mused that perhaps this was why there were no more Mohicans.

    Alan Clark fancied Clare Short, though.

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    Anonymous says:

    F*** off Guido this is for airheads.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Yes you can.

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Interesting photo of Joanna threatening to castrate Gordon. I heartily approve. Do Ghurkas have to carry that sword thingy with them, like Sikhs with their knives, or is it optional?

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    Anonymous says:

    Guido, Have you noticed that our government is a band of strange mouths?
    To name but a few – Brown, Timms, Purnell. Is the collective name ‘gurnards?’
    Looking at visual clips has a new additional element!

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    I’m fumigating the staff quarters this morning for you SB, and have told The Hitch that as he’s doubling up with Paolo The Peasant in the stables tonight they’ll both be needing their toenails surformed later.

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    Vimeiro says:

    They all pale in insignificance compared to the lovely Hazel Blears.

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    Anonymous says:

    Edwina Currie is an odious cow who sold a book on the back of kiss and tell tales about her adultery with John Major. She makes me sick.

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    jgm2 says:

    Some Labour talking head was making vacuous noise in the HoC after the government’s defeat over reneging on our debt of honour to the Gurkhas. Jacqui was seated on his right.

    Bearing in mind she’s 40-something I always thought she was probably an average looker in her day if a little fond of Greggs. But last night she had the face that stopped a thousand clocks. Tired, beaten, going through the motions.

    There’s a part of me that feels I should feel sorry for the distress of another human being. But in her case I simply can’t find it in me. If she was on fire I wouldn’t piss on her. In fact I’d be more likely to try and put it out with petrol.

    Frankly the election can’t come quickly enough so we can put her and the rest of her grasping, incompetent government out of our nightmares.

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    S. Talionionionitoni says:

    The Italions have totty watch and we’ve got toady watch. Great! I can just imagine Margeret Beckett sunbathing on’t top of caravan.

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    john chambers says:

    You have to hand it to Berlusconi. They are all intellegent as well as being drop dead gorgeous and he has dared to be an elderly jack the lad. When I survey the ranks of the labour ” beauties ” at PMQ I am so jealous.

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    John Ward says:

    What’s with just the ticks? Ve haf vays of making you tock!

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Morning Sir John

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    Anonymous says:

    Beckett? Harman?

    Just horrible, but for real star quality how about Anne Widdecombe?

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    Anonymous says:

    So this is the Governments response to this issue, ” If you go ahead with this I will kill myself”. What nonsense. “Publish and Prosecute !” Theres a sound bite for you!

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    Feduptothebackteeth says:

    Pity you can only vote for them…………

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    Anonymous says:

    but which one gets your vote?

  46. 46
    Feduptothebackteeth says:

    Some of us are strangely drawn..

    Luckily I am not one of them.

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    oof says:

    If ginger ming is your thing!

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    S. Talionioni says:

    You would be sick if you got her mass hysteria Salmonella virus which was gonna kill millions if I remember correctly? Or was it the flesh eating virus or the terrorists? I can’t keep up with all this grim reaper propaganda.
    ‘Ere, George Bush was informed that six brazilian soldiers were killed on the border. George Bush, with his head in his hands said “This is terrible, terrible news”. Then he enquired “How many is a brazillion”?

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    Are you talking the biscuit? says:

    ha ha

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    S. Talionioni says:

    Only during erectioneering, presumably?

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Our clowns are fiddling their expenses whilst the demi god Berlusconi fiddles with top totty
    He has just been caught seducing an 18 year old model with jewelry
    Imagine McMental trying to seduce sombody

    “Och , come round tae my place for neeps an tatties , but mind you bring your own wine”

    No wonder Mandelson fell in with with Tony after that approach.

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    SwissBob says:

    Sir Reginald,

    Not sure about that but if drawn blood must be spilt before sheathing them. Probably why you won’t see a Labour minister whithin a mile of the ‘Avenging Angel’ the lovely Lumley.

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    jgm2 says:

    Alan Clark was a gash-hound who would fuck anything. But Clare Short is surely an exception.

    Mind you so would most blokes as long as they thought they could get away with it.

    Just looked up Claire Short on Wikipedia to remind me of her idiocies. This is the woman who reneged on the British governments pledge to pay Zimbabwe for the confiscated farms of white farmers explaining…. “We are a new government from diverse backgrounds, without links to former colonial interests. My own origins are Irish and, as you know, we were colonised, not colonisers.”

    Which precipitated the clusterfuck we now see in Zimbabwe. Ironically the self-same imbecile had this to say when the island of Montserrat, one of the British Empires remaining possessions, got practically wiped out by a volcano…

    ‘was devastated by a volcano eruption which rendered half the island uninhabitable; when the islanders asked for more help from the DfID, Short was reported to have remarked “they will be asking for golden elephants next”, and refused to visit the island.’

    What the ignoramus Short probably doesn’t realise is that those non-colonising Irish indeed were colonisers. The folk of Montserrat (and Anguilla too) have a very distinctive Irish lilt and Montserrat is the only country apart from Ireland (and Boston) that celebrates St Patrick’s day as an official holiday. Oh, and when they stamp your passport it’s in the shape of a fucking shamrock. Irish? Non-colonisers? Fucking arsehole.

    Labour. Where ignorance and incompetence go hand-in-hand.

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    I am Sick says:

    When I am particularly sick i often dream I am in a threesome with Claire Short and Margaret Beckett, Claire who is Domme with women, whips Margaret and then I mount her while Claire strokes Margarets hair and tells her how wicked men are. When I wake up I am sick immediately.

    Is this normal?

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    All lovely but too on the skinny side for Tuscan Tony Swiss Bob
    Tony likes a well upholstered lady.
    I think it makes him feel less self conscious when they see him naked (+:

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Mrs Berlusconi has expressed similar concerns to err… the media group that’s run by Mr Berlusconi. Not only canny but brave, so very very brave.

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    Dr Feelgood says:

    Harsh but fair

    I worked in Sweden for a while, and the average Swedish woman is very attractive. However, all the left-wing female politicians were right elks.


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    jgm2 says:

    Outstanding. Very, very good.

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    Twizzle says:

    I don’t believe a word of it. Complete tosh from first word to last.

    ‘Suicide watch’. A statement made by a Labour MP, anonymously, to a daily newspaper. Why would you believe one word of it?

    It’s planted so that, come the end of June, Brown can stand up in Parliament and postpone release of the receipts.

    If you can’t see that, you must be blind.

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    jgm2 says:

    It certainly made me feel sick.

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    eye-eye says:

    With that photo evidence she has no chance. Arrest under the Terrorism Act today.

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    zzzz says:

    Hmm bet they wouldn’t want to post here though….some of you lot aren’t very nice to girls…..as I discovered last night…What was I? Oh thats it. A c.nt, a whore and a slut. Thanks Anon…

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    Mr Ned says:

    Agreed. Who the fuck gives a shit what a politician looks like? It is what they DO that matters. I do not care what they look like, when they fuck up, their necks will make the same cracking noise in the gallows. or do they think that the public are less likely to hang a pretty traitor?

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    S. Talionioni says:

    I know Charmaine from Chesterfield.

  66. 66
    Mr Ned says:

    At least she has nice big tits!!!


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    Beckett is a hottie compared with these Nu Labour babes.

  68. 68
    NewGirl says:

    me, actually, zzzzz was what I was doing

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    Dick the Prick says:

    David ‘2 D’s’ Milliband. Polly ‘failed degree’ Toynbee, Stephen ‘WTF’ Pound, Jacqui ‘ basically’ Smith, Geoff ‘I do not accept that’ Hoon.

    Sometimes a little brain can be a dangerous thing. Charley Clarke did an interview last week and said ‘stuff has got to change with this stuff’ – hokely dokely, that’s cleared up then – tosser.

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    NewGirl says:


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    TOO FAR says:

    And not forgetting the “lovely” Cheri Blair!

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    Spliffe says:

    “Silvio really has it good.”

    And in equal and related measure, Italy really has it horrible. Those girls will gleefully head north like thousands of uni-educated Italians have in recent years – willing to give up good food, sunshine, and being around their friends and families in an effort to get out of a future-free hole run by authoritarian kleptocrats.

    The men of Alsace-Lorraine and Belgium should be on their knees in gratitude to that sticky-fingered fascistlicker for driving all the educated totty their way

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    Anonymous says:

    Apparently ‘Dirty James’ Purnell is one of the four govt ministers who will have to resign when their expenses are revealed, but who are the other four?

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    ooooooooooooooo a cat fight

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    Anonymous says:

    Chancellor admits “budget figures plucked from thin air.”


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    R.McGeddon says:

    Apparently Dawn Primarolo is affectionately (?) referred to as Prawn Dimarolo by civil servants. Make what you will out of that. She is also renowned for making an absolute Horlicks of Gordon’s Tax Credit system, paying out loads too much money to claimants over years and then trying to grab it all back in a few days.
    In other words, one of Gordon’s brightest members of staff.

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    Anonymous says:

    If it had a pulse, Alan Clark fancied it.

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    Anonymous says:

    A bunch of odd fish with bulging eyes and a slot for a mouth but no chin?

    OK, I’ll give you that.

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    Thats News says:

    And we had Blair’s Babes! Gosh!

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    Anonymous says:

    That image popped into my head.

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    TOO FAR says:

    Or thick head

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    Trough Mixture says:

    I understand Timney prefers it Ilona.

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    Anonymous says:

    He learned it from the master

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    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    What a ghastly thought!!!!

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    Mr Ned says:

    I scored higher on his specialist questions on Mastermind than he did.

    David Lamy…LMAO!!! That was funny Plato

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    R.McGeddon says:

    Or perhaps better, Dim Prawnarolo

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    Alan says:

    Vat makes you tick I vill tock?

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    Anonymous says:

    Pity He has’nt

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    It's all Balls says:

    Anyone got an Italian Linguaphone course they don’t need?

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    no longer anonymous says:

    You need serious help my friend.

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    TOO FAR says:

    Any spare rope or piano wire to donate, got to help the sad bastards.

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    Labour scum says:

    It’s good news actually.
    Keep up the pressure on all the swine-flu-troughers, the harder they squeal, the sooner they become bacon.

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    Cassius says:

    Alex Hilton reports that an ex-Labour cabinet minister is ready to stand as a stalking horse if Brown loses the expenses vote tonight.

    Any Labour backbencher with a marginal constituency should realise that – if this is true – voting against Brown tonight will (a) give him / her a better chance of saving their seat at an election, whether now or next year, with a different labour leader and (b) send a clear message to the country that the individual back benchers are capable of acting honourably, as some did yesterday, in the face of a Prime Minister and Government who have lost the confidence of the public.

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    Trough Mixture says:

    I wouldn’t even scoop the feckers up. Just wall them in to melt like a corrupt Blancmange.

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    Rolex_Pride says:

    Not even the thought of spit roast chipmunk will tempt you?

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    Mr Ned says:

    Well several years ago, when one of the Blair babes was on Question Time, she was ranting about Iran having nuclear weapons despite the fact that they have not even signed the non proliferation treaty. Dimbleby had to correct her on both counts.

    You would think, that on the primary current diplomatic and security issue facing the world today, that one would at least make oneself aware of the most basic facts before opening one’s gob in a very public forum. Namely firstly the fact that Iran has not (yet) developed nuclear weapons, nor currently has the capacity to do so, nor currently is there ANY evidence that they are attempting to do so. (and if anyone has any solid evidence to the contrary, then they had better let the IAEA know about it as their constant, permanent monitoring of all of Iran’s nuclear activities has not shown ANY evidence of nuclear weapons potential) And secondly that Iran IS a signatory of the NPT and has acted wholly within the law in relation to that treaty.

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    It doesn't add up... says:

    I knew an Irishman whose claim to fame was that he had personally arrested Robert Mugabe.

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    Oink says:

    Don’t lets get started on that mouth-of-a-Liverpool-docker.
    Cheri-shrieker is anti-Liebour vacination for several lives.

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    Mr Ned says:

    FUck NO! Not even if there was still residual warmth in her corpse.

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    andy H says:

    He’s just implementing Labour’s Equality Bill as dictated by Harriet Harman.

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    Mr Ned says:

    TWAT!. I am going to have to scoop out my frontal lobes to remove that image from my mind. Then with less than half a brain I’ll end up voting labour!

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Eh? So Guido & Sarko are similar to Hitler. You are Godwin and I claim that you’re a twat.

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    Mr Ned says:

    It would only be normal if you removed their skin, wombs, eyes and tongue and then masturbated into their eye sockets.

    Fucking amateur!

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    Sunonmars says:


    If word has got round that Brown will be ousted if he loses tonight, i wonder how many will rebel?

    Probably lots.

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    jgm2 says:

    Mr Ned

    The voting public sure as hell gives a fuck what politicians look like. Tony Blair got away with murder because he was photogenic, constantly smiling and could look you right tin the eye and tell you a big fat lie without going beetroot red.

    Even now many on the left are bemoaning dumping Blair. This economic catastrophe wouldn’t have happened under Blair. He’d have handled this better. As if smiling and denial were going to undo a decade of financial idiocy. But they really believe it. And they’re not wrong. Blair would have presented this fuck-up a lot better. But it would still be a fuck-up. It’s just that he’d have convinced a lot more jellyfish that, hey, doubling national debt in two years is no big deal at all. Time to move on….

    John Major beat Neil Kinnock because Neil Kinnock is a balding, red-headed Welsh twat. Who talks totalshite 24/7.

    Like it or not appearance does matter. Or at least it does to enough of the swing voters to make a significant difference to the outcome.

    That’s why Brown had his teeth done and practices his deep ‘serious’ voice. Ohhhh, listen to him, he must be sensible with a voice like that.

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    Jaqui's husband says:

    God this is so ugly I have watch porn and w a n k

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    Mr Ned says:

    It is about time that filthy twat was brought down. I could not believe that he was once touted as a future leader of the labour party.

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    jgm2 says:

    I don’t believe it. Why wait for this vote? What’s so special about this vote? Don’t delay a second.

    Get Brown out. Get control of the public finances. Do the right thing.

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    The Scarpering PM says:

    How awful it must be living in a country with a laughing stock as a leader.

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    Nowt wrong with a bit of totty says:

    Having a nice day traitors?
    Rennies are bloody brilliant for bile.
    Try a couple of dozen.
    Or just fuck orff darling.
    Or is it Bob from worcester again?

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    Sunonmars says:

    because if Browns loses the vote tonight, he’s finished, no PM ever has lost authority like this ever, period, its unprecedented. I think the writing is on the wall.

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    Mr Ned says:

    No, I am appalled that you would encourage these members of our Parliament to hang themselves.

    Hanging is far too fast. They should be infected with a long and very very painful debilitating wasting disease that will kill them slowly over many months.

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    riesler says:

    ‘You may kiss me Herr Flick’ Mmmm, works for me!

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    Mr Ned says:

    Next year? If Brown is toppled, There should be an IMMEDIATE general election.

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    The Scarpering PM says:

    Thats a great article actually.
    It brings home how much the new labour spin doctors must fucking love the internet. McBride’s emails, the YouTube “tell me when to smile” comedy turn, Guidos blog and now his own petition website – this is the one thing the all have in common.

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    Agent 99 says:

    From the seen elsewhere section

    I am absolutely furious!!!

    3 backbenchers on ‘suicide watch’ and it is reported 4 ministers of the crown stating they will have to resign when the expenses are published. Yet we have to wait another 10 weeks for this to be made public and they all stay on the teat until then??? WTF!!!!!


    They have already admitted to fraud and stealing our money they should be exposed right now, not protected by labour whips, Labour in general and the Prime Mentalist himself. They should be in the care of the police. Why have they not been? This failure to act is as much a scandal if not more a scandal than the fraud. Labour protecting their own again. They really are evil devious scumbags and as such I hope they all burn in hell for what they have done over the last 12 years.

    We all know why no action has been taken of course and that’s because they are all LABOUR MP’S. If it had be you or I we would be on the street now.

    I really do hope they fucking kill themselves the BASTARDS!!

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    exiled&angry says:

    I wish I had your confidence. This lot of unprincipled, greedy and incompetent wasters will hang on to the bitter end because they face years away from the gravy train after the next Election casts them into the political wilderness. They will continue to make hay while it pisses down on everyone else… (By the way it’s 42C here in Abu Dhabi today!)

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    Mr Ned says:

    In fact, considering Brown’s state of mind, and how he would hate for anyone else to achieve more than him. I would not be surprised if Brown loses, for him to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament and then announce his own resignation. Then labour would have to fight like rats in a sack, to find another leader during the election campaign. He might do such a thing just to fuck over the disloyal labour members for stabbing him in the back.

    Or is this just a political wet dream of mine?

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    Master Baiting says:

    Charlie Brooker had a bit of a go at you last night.
    Well aimed, well hit and well deserved.
    That’s all, for now.

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    Sunonmars says:

    There think there would have to be, Hilton was speculating on a June election being called as its the last chance for Brown to call it on his own terms. If Brown gets toppled tonight, i think he has no choice,the dam will break, he has no authority as PM, the party refuses to listen to him, he’s a joke at home, he’s a joke abroad. I think the calls will come thick and fast tonight if the vote goes spectacularly wrong.

    He would have to do a back me or sack me.

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    Mr Ned says:

    Now we know how the Americans felt under Bush!

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    jgm2 says:

    Mr Ned,

    That is exactly what he will do. If I can’t be PM then neither will you.

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    Mr Ned says:

    the whips are accessories after the fact if a criminal law has been broken. Charge them all!

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    I love pretty lights says:

    Yea OK Mr Ned but lets nuke ‘em anyway.
    Your Tony would.
    Go on you know you’d love to.

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    Tony Blair says:

    People, the momentum is slowing, we need to spread the word on this petition. We must report this petition on every other english speaking forum we can find, and encourage the members of those fora to circulate the link. This opportunity is too important to just idly stand by. For friends, remember these words…

    ” I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny. “

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    Browned Off says:

    31994. Rising nicely.

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    jgm2 says:

    (By the way it’s 42C here in Abu Dhabi today!)

    Should have gone to the Caribbean then. 42C and not even the height of summer. Insane.

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    Trough Mixture says:

    There is no paler trougher than Gracie Blears.

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    Rebecca. says:

    “Brelusca'” is the clown prince of European politics. Yes he is wealthy but he is also preposterously vain. The crazy socialists have been after him for years on corruption. They are right he is corrupt and in Italy it all but impossible to get where he is, in money terms, without having broken (not bent) the law. As for the mafia connection, my gut feeling is that he had and has middle men. the Italian mafia is not one amorphous group of gangsters but a loose collection of clans from different regions. To do business in Naples you need to have “connections” with the Camorra, in Puglia the “sacra corona unita”, there are many other clans, these groups are the tragedy of Italy, without them Italy would be the richest country in Europe. Berlusca is good for a laugh but as with all clowns the painted smile hides a real moral saddness and in his case a national tragedy.

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    Sunonmars says:

    If those mp’s had any sense, they would say now what they had done, own up and say that they will not be contesting the next general election which is a short time away but that they will stay until the election so as a useless by-election doesnt happen.

  134. 134
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    At Least Mr Burlesque-only raises no doubts as to his sexual orientation.

  135. 135
    Trough Mixture says:

    He looks like a fellow who likes anthropy.

  136. 136
    jgm2 says:

    I’d like to believe it but there have been too many false dawns for getting rid of the imbecile. I find it difficult to get my hopes up now. And anyway all we’ll get is Jack Straw who will bed-block until the last possible second too.

    We’ll still have the same 400 glib idiots leering across the commons as the opposition put their head into their hands in the teeth of another day of idiocy.

  137. 137
    English Liberation Front says:

    Please let it be “my ego before my country” Byrne.

  138. 138
    Anonymous says:

    Was that Inspector Nick O’Maphobe?

  139. 139
    Reimer says:

    Guido and his spiv mates from “the productive class” want us proles kept
    gawping at the Spectacle whilst they get on with strip-mining the place.

  140. 140
    Max says:

    You been watching that Jap porn again?

  141. 141
    Moley says:

    What makes everybody think that the only embarrassments are on the Labour benches?

    I don’t believe it.

    Watch the house unite to sit on the expenses revelations.

  142. 142
    It doesn't add up... says:

    The Mail have added a direct link to the petition as well. That ought to boost the numbers somewhat, since reading the comments shows that there are plenty of readers who aren’t tech savvy enough to find it themselves otherwise.

  143. 143
    Thats News says:

    Meanwhile Labour MPs in suicide risk over affairs and fraud plus I think I might know Derek Draper’s new role witihin Labour!


  144. 144
    exiled&angry says:

    Should have gone to the Carribean – yes I should, but unfortunately the boss thought it was a shit idea!!

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  146. 146
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Not if it takes place in a caravan over a Bank Holiday.

  147. 147
    pp says:


    What better way to undermine the EU than pack the parliament with people based on physical appearance.

    Silvio’s Angels – bring down the evil empire.


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  149. 149
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    If that’s the case the Tories will probably support the motion to preserve Brown. You couldn’t bank on an early general election

  150. 150
    English Liberation Front says:

    Clarke was set up at the Home Office because he was too moderate for the Neo-Nazi extremists within New Labour. He resisted their plans to criminalise the whole population and turn the island into the world’s largest re-education and labour camp, plans in which ACPO and most Common Purpose senior police officers were complicit (you know who you are).

    Jack Straw, as usual, wielded the largest knife behind the scenes, determined to become the Judge Jeffreys of New Labour, taking the law into his own hands and dispensing his own ideas of “justice” from a peculiarly Orwellian construct designed to snatch independence and impartiality from every court in the land. Once the deed had been done it was obvious that the extreme left-wing (but not hiding it very well) Jacqui Smith, who had studied East German political repression and police state methodologies at university, would eventually take over.

  151. 151
    Geordie Girl says:

    Alistair Darling looks rather fetching don’t you think?

  152. 152

    I was in westminster yesterday before and after the gurkha vote – saw a couple of labour MPs scuttling around. Got a sense of a whirlwind in the offing, and you could smell fear.

    This crowd is fucked. Gordon will be no confidenced after the Euro rout and we’ll have an election before the Autumn.

    Pile on the pressure, hammer them, blitzkrieg.

  153. 153
    Sunonmars says:

    Nah, the Tories know, the debacle is going to put them in power for a long time, this year or next, no difference. Labour would need to call a GE if Brown goes, the Tories have no interest in propping him up, they can just point to what a mess Labour is in and unable to lead the country. Also, we will have had 2 un-elected PM’s with no mandate and 3 PM’s in 3 years without a GE. No way Labour could defend it.

    Either way its good for the Tories.

  154. 154
  155. 155
    Gary Elsby says:

    Guido, you are an advert on classic radio.
    It actually says Guido Fawkes political blogger.

    ps. did I really see Clegg and the Tories in bed with each other?

    ‘Sow the seeds of this traitorous alliance my tax credit beneficiaries and you will reap the whirlwind of an empty purse’ (draft version G. Elsby, 2010 to the masses).

  156. 156
    Spliffe says:

    Well, leave it to the British to complain they’ve got no good totty in politics when the boorishness of their men drove all their hottest to lower their expectations/emigrate generations ago.

  157. 157
    Sunonmars says:

    Yes a lot of people and commentators are saying, something has profoundly changed, the mps no longer fear Brown, its only a matter of time.

  158. 158
    Dick the Prick says:

    Sir, I’d also like to have it recorded that a ‘pip pip’ and ‘toot toot’ were mentioned.

  159. 159
    SwissBob says:

    I hope no one thinks that people are being too hard on Phil Woolas, that’s not possible because he’s a complete and utter hoon and so in that vein I’m happy to bring to your attention: THE WHINING HOBBIT

  160. 160
    Luke pie in the Skywalker says:

    The force is strong with this one

  161. 161
    Defcon 5 says:

    I bet the eye candy and the Italian mafia make a better job of government than Brown and the Scottish mafia.

  162. 162
    Sloberdown Menob says:

    Thought it might be our Derek on gardening leave practising his mind control skill’s on the local slug population.

  163. 163
    Master Baiting says:

    Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual rate of 6.1 percent in the first quarter of 2009, (that is, from the fourth quarter to the first quarter), according to advance estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP decreased 6.3 percent.

  164. 164

    Si, si, ho uno. Essa lei costerà 50 euro (= 500 pounds inglese).

  165. 165
    Necrophile says:

    Mo Mowlem still does it for me.

  166. 166
    SideShow Bob says:

    Can you imagine that one on Dear Deidre’s photo casebook?

  167. 167
    Moley says:

    It could be that there will be a sufficient majority of MPs who would prefer ANYTHING to having their expenses made public.
    A general election would stop that publication.

    Losing your seat is not quite as bad as a terminal visit from Inspector Knacker of the Yard (AND then losing your seat as well).

  168. 168
    Hugo Chaves says:

    A HA!

    Green Shoots?

  169. 169
    Cherie says:

    I am taking legal advice.

  170. 170
    Max says:

    I would prefer to be watching totty but today will be another interesting day for McBroon because of the following:

    (BBC website) Parliament from 1215 BST:
    Main business
    Six motions on MPs’ allowances:
    1 – General motion stressing that the new system should be transparent and accountable
    2 – Outer London MPs and the second homes allowance
    3 – Requires MPs to register full details of payments received for outside employment
    4 – MPs’ staff should be employed by the House, not by MPs
    5 – Removes the £25 threshold for the provision of receipts
    6 – Give the members estimates committee the power to amend the guide to members’ allowances known as the Green Book.

    Toenails says: “News of the government’s defeat over the Gurkhas … is proof, if any were needed, that away from the economy the prime minister is consistently misjudging issues.”

    It’s a good thing he’s doing the Right Things on the economy then, eh Nick?

    He goes on: “His handling of MPs’ expenses and the Gurkhas … suggest if nothing else that he is being badly advised. Alastair Campbell is now a regular visitor to No 10 but, undeniably talented though he is, Gordon Brown needs full-time not part-time advice.”

    WTF? Just put in the application form, Nick, and go for it.

  171. 171
    Anonymous says:

    And we have Hattie and Jackie. Great. Just great. Sob.

  172. 172

    Thank you for those tractor stats.

  173. 173
    jgm2 says:

    Pah. Puny Americans with their economy shrinking by a mere annual rate of 6.1% from Q42008 to Q12009. Here in the UK our economy shrunk by 1.9% alone last quarter. An annualised rate of 7.6%.

    Hah. We will not be outdone by any idiot government from overseas.

    We have a government of world class idiots.

  174. 174
    Sex therapist says:

    Gratitude? Is that why you think they’re on their knees?

  175. 175
    Hugo Chaves says:

    Greener Shoots?

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    The Guido harem of dinosaurs (you know who you are) is just itching (literally) to crawl back in to its favoured location, a stinking sewer.

    Will they be able to maintain discipline, and avoid their slimey ways, I don’t think so.

    They must be so frustrated by the lately arrived anodyne so called right wing camp followers.

    Anyhow you scum you can always look in the archives for the filth you used to love to wallow in.


    Fish in a barrel

  177. 177
    Dave Mad (HMP Broadmoor) says:

    Hazel Blears is hot

  178. 178
    Thats News says:

    Gary, you saw politicians working together for a common goal.

    For goodness sake, Gary! Do at least try not to be so tribal and tiny- minded.

  179. 179
    Max says:

    I suspect that cut’n’paste job from the US press is a warm up act from MB. On his next post he’ll be comparing that with “not as bad” figures for the UK and the finale will be that “clearly it started in America”. Then another prat will come on and post “so what do all you sad old Aunt Mavis’s say to that then with your open market capitalism ways?”. That’s the cue for the third one to post the Irritating Comment eg “Weren’t you children listening? Tra-Loo”. We then are supposed to go all ballistic and racist etc. It’s all in the Manual DD left behind but, do you know what, I’m bored of it now.

  180. 180
    TAG Henderson says:

    If women must be employed within politics then they might as well be easy on the eye.

  181. 181

    Guido.. serious question – why do you think Labour chose Gordon? Do you think, as I am beginning to, that it was purely because he had dirt on a sufficient number? And now McBride has gone, the threat of smear can no longer control MPs?

    It always looked wrong – even before 97 – why was this guy so powerful and so feared? What was the deal – he has no talents, so far as I can see, yet he was chosen unnoposed – tolerated by Blair too of course.

    There really is something very rotten here.

  182. 182
    anonymous says:

    The “Tsunami of Public Anger is approaching Comrades – and it will sweep you all away!!!!!!!

  183. 183
    Moley says:

    The politicos everywhere are bending over backwards to talk things up.

    Those involved in reporting house price statistics are spinning so fast that you can’t see them.

    I’ve seen it before. The problem is that we live in the real world and we need accurate information on which to base our decisions. There is nothing more calculated to cause disaster than a Government which believes its own (spun) statistical information.

    I do give credit to the fact that there are some honest statisticians out there, but their voices are being deliberately muffled.

  184. 184
    The Beast Of Clerkenwell says:

    Fuck off you Hunt

  185. 185
    Anon says:

    Brown’s gone missing and now we know where he is – in a wood in wales.
    Better get down there quick Guido and join the search so he can have his “therapy”. Avoid the pubs , don’t get pissed and don’t forget to keep the punters posted.

    Police launch hunt for ‘Wolfman’
    behind mini crimewave who lives on rabbits and berries in woodsPolice have tried to catch him during searches on foot and have even sent up a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment to track him down, but he has so far always managed to avoid capture.
    He knows the miles of paths through the dense woodland near Ammanford, South Wales, where he lurks, so well that even when officers are on his trail, he manages to give them the slip.
    Abandoned hideouts made from board with plastic roofs have been found, suggesting he moves around to avoid arrest.
    Some locals believe ‘The Wolfman’ – said to be in his 30s and to look ‘dishevelled’ – also hides in holes in the ground.
    In the hamlet of Pantyffynon, which is one of his hunting grounds, disgruntled householders have threatened to send out vigilante search parties to find him.
    Now there are also fears that child fans of the X-Men comic book superhero Wolverine, as played by Hugh Jackman, might think it fun to go looking for him and put themselves in danger.
    Today one villager said: ‘We want him caught before something serious happens.’
    Police have vowed they will catch him ‘sooner or later’ and have appealed to locals not to start scouring the woods themselves.
    Sergeant Charles Gabe warned: ‘We would advise people not to take the law into their own hands or approach this man.
    ‘We’ve found one or two hides where we believe he has been sleeping. We think he catches rabbits and eats berries or whatever else he can get his hands on.
    ‘But although we’ve had the police helicopter overhead using heat-seeking equipment we’ve still been unable to locate him.

    ‘This a massive thickly-wooded area – and one he obviously knows well.
    ‘On one occasion a couple of our guys came close to nabbing him but he scarpered back into the woods. But we are sure he will be caught sooner of later.’
    Local councillor Hugh Evans said: ‘It’s a very strange case and no-one seems to know who he is.
    ‘But he must be a bit of a Rambo type and pretty tough to have survived the bitterly cold winter living out in the open.
    ‘The area where he is living is thickly-wooded and forested – the sort of area where it is easy to disappear.’
    ‘The Wolfman’ lives in the woodland on an area of reclaimed coal slagheaps known locally as ‘The Tips’.
    A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said: ‘We want to question him over several alleged incidents.’

  186. 186
    Moley says:

    Somebody at the BBC needs to understand the difference between supporting Labour and supporting the Government.

    It isn’t the Government that pays their sodding licence fee.

  187. 187
    Max says:

    Here’s a dose of Wimmin for you; that’ll sort you out until Guido posts a better thread.

    I actually liked that cartoon because it gave me a more positive take on Jacqui but since reading the comments I realise that I need to go on more courses.

    I am a nasty nasty little man.

  188. 188
    Mr Ned says:

    Charlie Brooker’s show (I just watched it on iplayer) brilliantly exposes the mendacity and corruption of the mainstream media. It demonstrated the orchestration of events and campaigns that are controlled in collusion with Downing Street and made to appear like a spontaneous newspaper led campaign. This further enforces my view that the media and the Government/political system are both puppets of an elite and they are both manipulating the public to follow a controlled agenda created by the global establishment. They are NOT independent of each other, neither is one controlled BY the other. But they work together towards implementing the same goals with manufactured and contrived “spats and disagreements” to add to the appearance of independence.

    The mainstream media were willing accomplices to the government lies on Iraq. they still lie with the government about the politics and threats from Iran and Israel and the USA and Russia etc… and they are lying about the causes and extent of climate change.

    Charlie Brooker exposes the media (print, TV and online) to be a large collection of pustulated foetid tits and by doing so in the manner in which he has, reveals himself to be one of those tits. But hat’s off to him. he is helping people to wake up to the fraud under which they are enslaved.

  189. 189
    The Rt Honourable I want to end it all now says:

    Im positive,
    prison isnt so bad and I havent been caught eating the shit of rentboys.

  190. 190
    StrongholdBarricades says:

    wondered how long it would be before they mentioned the ginger minger

  191. 191
    StrongholdBarricades says:

    Top totty

    Well done Berlusconi

    Brown prefers fisting

  192. 192
    R.McGeddon says:

    Sounds like he could be one of the Labour MPs on suicide watch…

  193. 193
    Sarah says:

    Sorry, it’s OT, but if you’re interested in blood sports get over to the Grauniad where a Mr. Blair is encouraging us to spend our holiday money in shit-infested hell holes.


    Record breaking mod activity.

  194. 194
    Tom Miller says:

    Leave GArY alone

  195. 195
    Anonymous says:

    Yes and he’s on the BBC

  196. 196
    anonybot says:

    Labourhome appears rife with rumour that a Cabinet Minister will resign and stand as a stalking horse candidate against Brown if he loses the expenses vote tonight and would also be prepared to trigger a Motion of No- Confidence, whichif called, several labour MPs would be prepared to vote against the government. Here’s the link – make what you will of it – whether it’s true or not isn’t really the point but it shows the deep feeling of disquiet with Brown in Labour ranks. He surely can’t last another 13 months ?


  197. 197
    The Beast Of Clerkenwell says:

    I bet even Mark Oaten wouldnt eat the contents of James Purnells sink

  198. 198
    Nemo says:

    From The Hall of Fame there’s Bessie Braddock.

  199. 199
    Sunray says:

    Lee Enfield you bastard! I had a mouth full of coffee when I read that. Laptop not improved by diluted Alta Rica.

  200. 200
    Anonymous says:

    Chrysler the US auto manufacturer certain to file for bankruptcy as debt holders fail to reach agreement.

  201. 201
    simon r says:

    You are Yvettee Cooper aren’t you ?

  202. 202
    Sunonmars says:

    interesting, this is coming from various sources now. The toppling is underway.

  203. 203
    Moley says:

    If Brown’s premiership was a horse, somebody would shoot it out of humanity.

    Who and when is the question.

  204. 204
    Sunonmars says:

    The tension is killing me, i just forgot about the eggs on the stove, they exploded everywhere. Funny all I could think off was Brown’s head doing the same today.

  205. 205
    R.McGeddon says:

    Tony Bliar ? Is that the same war criminal who illegally invaded Iraq looking for highly dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction and who then was anointed special adviser to the Middle East ? Or am I confusing him with the 8rsehole who ruined this country between 1997 and 2007 ?

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    Ray ‘fatboy’ Mears has totally lost it and ‘gone native’

  207. 207
    It doesn't add up... says:

    The horse is rocking…

  208. 208
    jgm2 says:

    Brown is (or rather was) the daaaahling of the Lefty interlektuals. Most Labour MPs and activists are ill-educated, class-war riven inadequates of dubious parentage. Their vile hatred of success carefully nurtured at the knee of equally poisoned parents. The teachings of Marx and socialist philosphers are a mystery to them beyond the ability to parrot off a random phrase here or there. But there is no understanding.

    Unlike Brown. Brown, like many of the current cabinet and unlike the rump Labour party has an IQ greater than a fish. He’s been to university.

    More than that, he’s studied the history of the Labour party. He understands the development of the socialist movement in the UK. Now, in most people’s company he would be a crashing bore if he was droning on about his ‘specialist’ subject. But to the Labour moneymen, the vegetarian, bed-wetter intelligentsia of the left this marks him out as a fucking genius. Always with an apt quote from some obscure left-wing philosopher. Gosh how brilliant Mr Brown.

    Apparently he has an IQ of 180. Which is fucking bullshit. Because in every IQ test I ever saw there is some mathematical component. You have to know your numbers. Spot a pattern. Know your primes, your squares, your square roots.

    But Brown, demonstrably cannot spot a fucking pattern in numbers. If you have to borrow more every year since 2001 just to make the payroll then the obvious pattern is that your payroll is out of control.

    Anyway, so there he is, darling of the likes of Polly Toynbee. Self-proclaimed genius and hidden from the public’s glare for 364 days of the week by the grinning psychopath, Blair. Every year he gets wheeled out to deliver a stream of carefully rehearsed (and rigged) tractor statistics that proclaim while the UK national debt has actually gone up by 300bn since 1997 that using some bizarre mathematical construct that exists only in his fucked up head he has, in fact, balanced the budget over the ‘cycle’. Whatever the fuck that means.

    In fact Brown got such a taste for these cameo appearances he upped them to two a year. But always strictly controlled. Keep the numbers under your hat till the last second, get up there, give a 45 minute tirade of bullshit mentioning only positively spun half-truths and wrong-foot the opposition with some outrageous lie to get the next days headlines. Like the 10p tax debacle.

    Meanwhile bury the bad shit in 200 pages of spiel and numbers only distributed after your speech.

    Repeat for 10 years.

    Whine that the ‘economic miracle’ is down to your genius and economic brilliance and stick the knife into anybody who suggests you’re a delusional lunatic. Undermine Blair. Undermine any competition.

    And that’s how Labour (and us) ended up with Brown.

    I don’t doubt he has a world of shit on his fellow Labour MPs too.

    Rotten? Of course. 400 cowards bullied by outright lies and bought off with a no-questions-asked expense policy. Here, take this cash and shut the fuck up.

  209. 209
    dave nelson says:

    She does it for me !!!!

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    No it’s the same arsehole. He would have made a good salesman though.

  211. 211
    Defcon 5 says:

    Ah the joy of either Photoshop or indeed the artiststs hand – you can improve on the original!

  212. 212
    nell says:

    David Milliband or is Harriet? Either way they won’t be any better off.

  213. 213
    Smarty Pants says:

    Incorrect the annualised GDP % growth figure for the UK in Q1 2009 is -4.143%

    The annualised GDP % growth figure for the UK in Q4 2008 is -1.985%

    The US figures are worse because the recession started in the US before it started in the UK.

  214. 214
    Anonymous says:

    Are Dave Lammy and Dawn Butler really having it off and claiming double expenses?

    Godd news for Sarah Teather if the rumours are true


  215. 215
    mitch says:

    The story say’s ex-Cabinet. Clarke or Byers? Won’t happen anyway because 1) they’ll win the vote, and 2) none of them have the balls.

  216. 216
    Browned Off says:

    If only someone would publish that photo. That really would finish him.

  217. 217
    It doesn't add up... says:

    I rather liked this contribution to the comments on Hain’s anti BNP article at the Grauniad CiF:


    “Can you imagine how awful it would be if Britain was run by Fascists?

    They’d make sure everyone carried identity papers and you’d be arrested if you failed to show your papers to a policeman, a policeman who would be armed with stun guns and two handled billy clubs and who’d beat unarmed demonstrators to the ground if they protested government policy. The police would be granted the right to intern suspects without charge for months and if anyone spoke out against the government they’d be arrested as “terrorists”.

    There would be constant monitoring of every citizen by CCTV on every street corner, the government would have access to your emails and phone messages, Jesus, they might even do crazy stuff like implanting computer chips in your bins to monitor your rubbish!

    Anyone who happened to dislike some aspects of the government’s social policy would be forced out of business and making jokes or speaking your mind about certain protected classes of people could see you losing your job or even your children. The state would gain control over the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of citizens and anyone who deviated from “acceptable” standards of behaviour would be punished by being deprived of health or welfare assistance.

    The state run media would be intimidated into parroting government spin and lies and everyone from doctors and nurses to teachers and neighbours would be expected to report to the government any behaviour which was deemed to be outside government decreed standards.

    Who knows they might even go crazy and start invading other countries.

    Er. . .

    Hang on a minute.”

  218. 218
    Cigar Smoking Man says:

    Spit-roasting chipmunks is illegal. I hope you did yours well away from CCTV cameras.

  219. 219
    R.McGeddon says:

    The moderator’s had to close down the thread; seems there was so much abuse being hurled at Bliar, the Grauniad’s servers were in danger of meltdown.

  220. 220
    Moley says:

    We aren’t looking in the archives.
    We’re waiting for MPs expenses to be published.

    Only silly, weak and ineffectual people publish anonymous insults.
    What exactly is your gripe?

  221. 221
    Mr Ned says:

    The losers on the left are getting really desperate now. You should have spoken out against Blair and Brown years ago when they dragged their party into dishonour. No, you all drank from the cursed goblets of sin and enjoyed your moments in the sun as your dear leaders squandered the economy and the freedom of the people of this once great and hallowed land. You willingly and with great zeal followed labour’s Antichrists into the current hell we all now endure and you praised their leadership and vision on their pestilential execrable journey.

    It was NOT the tories that squandered BILLIONS on billionaire bankers whilst simultaneously attempting to double the income tax of the poorest workers whilst lying about how that would effect those poor workers.

    Labour have created a hell here in England far worse than anything the tories ever got close to. Sleaze and deception on a scale many orders of magnitude greater than anything the tories could muster. from 2k in a brown envelope to a junior minister under Major to a million and a half pounds to the labour leadership to bribe the Government to drop a central plank of the health policy within mere MONTHS of taking office in 1997.

    Labour started as they meant to go on. Promise to be whiter than white whilst pushing the sleaze to many orders of magnitude greater than anything that went before and the people would never be able to comprehend that it was going on. The good, decent and morally honourable have cognitive dissonance that could not comprehend of the scale of the sleaze. The media denied the scale of the sleaze and so it was NOT acknowledged.

    Now, 12 years later, they have left us a barren waste of immoral and accursed politics that rewards failure and criminality, whilst penalising brave and honourable men that fought for this nation. Politics that supported blatant, wilful and deliberate lies to further an illegal invasion of a sovereign state that bore us NO threat whatsoever, that was a supreme war crime leading to the deaths of over 1 million people and the displacement of 5 million others. Politics that seek to destroy rather than build, to create blocks to progress instead of allowing the freedom and creativity to generate new ideas and policies and enterprises.

    Sickeningly, labour has generated the politics that removes children from loving homes in complete secrecy to be placed in abusive homes and placed with paedophile networks, whilst leaving other children at risk, to be slowly tortured to death under the noses of the social services.

    This Government is sick. It needs to go and go forever!

  222. 222
    Leroy Himmler says:

    Gurkhas win Battle – Brown goes Down.

    Not on Joanna I bet.

    not on

  223. 223
    Max says:

    My money is on Harperson; the clue is in the body language; watch this again and note her face starting from 42 secs in:

    PM Forgets, Tory guffaws

    Utter disdain. She is well hacked off at being laughed at by the tories and she blames McBroon. Her DNA is posh and talented lawyer and she is not used to being on the losing side.

    And the bookies agree too, see Political Betting

    I bet she’s working on this now and, unless a blinder of an opportunity comes first, she’ll make her move just after June 4th. Without the ability to smear his way out of trouble the McBroon will go collapso and try and take the credit for “promoting a woman”.

    You saw it here first.

  224. 224
    mitch says:

    About 75% of the comments have been wiped!! The guy was only making a suggestion. Why-oh-why are people so cynical these days??

  225. 225
    jgm2 says:

    Smarty Pants..

    Are you sure. The quoted figures from the US are… decreased at an annual rate of 6.1 percent in the first quarter of 2009, (that is, from the fourth quarter to the first quarter)

    So they’ve created an annual rate using only a single quarterly figure. Which is what I’ve done with our quarterly figure of 1.9%. Although you seem to be saying it’s closer to 2.0%

    On what day did the US enter recession by the way?

  226. 226
    Defcon 5 says:

    In true ZaNuLab fashion, comments function now withdrawn.

  227. 227
    oldrightie says:

    Self-indulgence is not an attractive personality trait, Guido. Nice pics, though!

  228. 228
    Harriet says:

    If anyone has that photo please do contact me; usual number.

  229. 229
    Hugo Chaves says:

    A face like a slapped arse.

  230. 230
    jgm2 says:

    Isn’t Frank Field an ex-minister?

    If there is any truth in the rumour then Frank will be the stalking horse.

  231. 231
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    I good reply escaped moderation:

    ‘Look what the cat brought in’

  232. 232
    Mr Ned says:

    @ 206… Brilliant analysis, SPOT ON!

    “balanced the budget over the ‘cycle’. Whatever the fuck that means.”

    It means whatever he needs it to mean at any given time. It is an utter cop out ans it is high time he was called on it.

    Like his other utterly meaningless bollocksy phrase, “over the next period of time” Which is more utterly meaningless twatspeak.

    “We shall achieve these measure over the next period of time” So is that in 10 minutes? 10 days? 10 years? 10 millennia? WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN BROWN, YOU C_U_N_T!!! You mean you haven’t a fucking clue don’t you? Just admit it. You are an imbecilic clueless prick Brown, you really are!

  233. 233
    Anonymous says:

    If you’re talking about the famous photo of Gordon Brown dressed in a nappy, riding a rocking horse, and eating a toffee apple then ask Mandelson. He took it, from what I hear.

  234. 234
    Yachydda says:

    “Pant Pant”..Fuck is it hot in here?

  235. 235
    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    What is all that about?

    Most of the time I’m usually pretty good at understanding English, and all the words in it are English (even with the spelling error*), but it still leaves me baffled.

    The first para is more or less OK, just straightforward abuse, albeit employing startlingly mixed metaphors and misusing ‘literally’**; but after that it wanders off into – well, who knows where? Lala Land?

    I’ll pass it on to a friend, who will be grateful for it as ‘how-not-to’ material for her language teaching. Do you have any more examples she could use?

    (*The adjective from ‘slime’ is ‘slimy’ – to help you remember just think of ‘Mandy’.

    ‘Slimy Mandy’, not ‘slimey Mandey': does that help?

    **Ask yourself: can a harem literally itch? I hope you answer ‘no’, but if not please get back to me.

    Think nothing of it – part of the service, old chap.)

  236. 236
    Anonymous says:

    Heil Hatter

  237. 237
    Anonymous says:

    Those two over-promoted nonentities deserve each other.

  238. 238
    Anonymous says:

    Is it me, or is it just too quiet today?

    What are the odds on the PM resigning this afternoon? I’m sure I saw a couple of Labour MPs down the bookies earlier.

  239. 239
    Edwina says:

    remember me?

  240. 240

    Oh you boys are just not listening! I’ve linked to a photo of me doing my day job (health & safety, NHS) just to keep you going until later.


  241. 241
    Anonymous says:

    Mr Ned,
    What on god’s earth is your point?
    Under the conservatives Guidos harem of dinosaurs will once again be able to enjoy talking dirty to each other about people they don’t like and so want to smear meaninglessly?


  242. 242
    EC1 PhD says:

    If they’re on suicide watch, just let them out AND CALL A GENERAL ELECTION

  243. 243
    Sunonmars says:

    I really didn’t want that vision, thank you very much for making my breakfast regurgitate.

  244. 244
    Max says:

    Frank has no power base in or out of the Party; he’s on the radar of train spotters like us but probably enjoys more support from the tories for his track record so far than the ZNL oiks.

  245. 245

    They’ll win *a* vote, because it’s being engineered that way, but look at the BBC…

    Three wholly negative stories on Brown on their site now, awful photos chosen of him, good ones of CallMeDave, Toenails talking of loss of authority, talking of MPs not being scared any more.

    Beeb has decided Brown’s had it. The narrative is written. The framework for UK political stories is now “struggling Gordon, losing authority day by day”. It’s all over.

    Another one for suicide watch I reckon.

  246. 246
    Honker says:


    Put out a call for u on the Betfair Plotics Forum. Would be nice if u could say hello.


  247. 247
    Anonymous says:

    The point is this – we all know politicians are universally venal, troughing, lying fucktards. If that’s the case then at least lets get a couple that we can rub one out for !

  248. 248
    Bob says:

    O/T but the “Support the PM” petition is currently claiming MINUS 5 signatures


  249. 249
    Massey Vardon says:

    Jade Goody’s death was indeed a tragic waste of perfectly good cancer

  250. 250

    A proposed no confidence vote – broon steps down first, on health grounds, Clarke puts himself forward, so does Hattie and some flotsom, Hattie wins and celebrates with a mass castration.

    bish bash bosh

  251. 251
    no longer anonymous says:

    I suspect the vote will pass. The Tories are backing it aren’t they?

  252. 252
    Anonymous says:

    18, eh? By the gods, he’s popular. What a star (brown dwarf).

  253. 253
    Put it in the Curry says:

    How do you like your eggs in the morning?

  254. 254
    Bob says:

    Yes that was a bit of a rapid climb. Nevermind I’ve emailed a screengrab to guido

  255. 255
    subrosa says:

    Guido have a wee look at breaking news on the Scottish scene.


    Not my blog, honest :)

  256. 256
    no longer anonymous says:

    You’d like them with beards wouldn’t you?

  257. 257
    SwissBob says:

    Re the Suicide Watch for thee Labour MPs.

    Can we buy tickets?

    The Daily Politics

  258. 258
    mitch says:

    We’re still looking for Nicola O’Connor

  259. 259
    Anonymous says:

    If it had been Hattie’s husband, there would be much understanding and sympathy.

  260. 260
    SwissBob says:

    “Mr Brown is standing right behind him and it is understood there is no question of him losing his Scottish leader position.”

    I may have edited the above.

    PS my post below should obviously be ‘three Mps’.

  261. 261
    Hugh Janus says:

    The words ‘politician’ and ‘intelligent’ are not often seen in the same sentence – with good cause. How many of the NuLiebour front bench could hold down a real job in the private sector, and still get paid (I was about to use the word ‘earn’ but thought better of it) the shedloads they currently receive? We are infested with a bunch of self-serving cretins, and frankly I despair of seeing any improvement. If they are the best available then I’ll willingly eat my keyboard.

  262. 262
    R.McGeddon says:

    Ben Unkerman !! LMFAO

  263. 263
    Assistance required says:

    Who ordered one-way travel to a Swiss clinic on expenses?

  264. 264
    Anonymous says:

    R Kelly’s etc.
    Please don’t make me laugh.
    If you can’t understand the point, go and crawl back under some sedimentary rock, that’s where you belong.

  265. 265
    Pitbull In A Frock says:

    A face like the arse on next-door’s dog.

  266. 266
    Anonymous says:

    Not a Toffee Apple!!

  267. 267
    no longer anonymous says:

    206 – that is some of the best analysis of Brown I have ever seen. Good point re his intellectual credentials and knowledge of socialist theory in comparison to the thicker members of the Labour movement.

  268. 268
    Yougotmebutarelosingmefast says:

    Guido, this is absolute rubbish hack. Berlo is not only a billionaire,one of Italys richest men, but as corrupt a human your less likely to meet. Get back to basics and deliver your audience meaningful “plots rumour conspiracy” else dont waste your time. Peruse the comments and see how politically skewd your posters are. Not very. Blog is getting closer to Nuts or Viz than Spectator. Chop f****** chop..

  269. 269
    Oh no.. where's it all gone? says:

    Perhaps we should ask them if they have the time?

  270. 270
    Anonymous says:

    paddling in the shallow end of the gene pool

  271. 271
    Hugo Chaves says:

    A Pitbull chewing a wasp.

  272. 272
    no longer anonymous says:

    Haha, love the diplomatic understatement by the police spokesman at the end.

    What he really means is “we want to put this nutter in a padded cell before he rapes someone’s dog”.

  273. 273
    /Ambrose S!lk says:

    Mr Harpic Flushmatic at 11:30

    Are you by any chance bored with behaving yourself since the fantabalicious smeargate episode?

    It is a joy to know that your repressions will devour you, sleep well.

    Tra laa!

  274. 274
    Sunray says:

    Gary, bit of a typo in your post. Superfluous `r’ included in first word in brackets.

  275. 275
    Anonymous says:

    You’re new aren’t you?
    This is mild, look in the archives, which he has actually cleaned up a bit.

  276. 276
    Scrope Minor says:

    You cannot be too hard on Woolas – no double entendre intended.

    Woolas. Where does one begin execrating that little squit? Only under Zanu Labour could such a mediocrity have gained traction on the slimy pole of ambition … God know what foulness he must have committed in order to become a minister. He has the insight of a poisoned clam; the IQ of a dog turd; and all the charisma of a wayside sock, semen-stiffened and tossed from a car window by Richard Timney.

    Piano wire? Too good for him. Just throw him to the mob and let the women do their worst.

  277. 277


  278. 278
    'kinell says:

    Day by day McFritzl is losing it.

    Its when Labour MP’s cease to fear him that rebellion is likely to burst forth.

    Quite soon now.

  279. 279
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Badly advised” seems to be the current excuse these days. Setting aside for the moment the vast sums of money we as taxpayers spend on spin-doctors, is McBust completely incapable of making any decision based on common sense, political instinct, morality…..

    Sorry, think I’ve just answered my own question.

  280. 280

    Ed suggests that You Tube is the most suitable medium and who am I to disagree when the interweb is quite clearly…mumble…shuffle

  281. 281
    Sunonmars says:

    Face like a melted bucket or as mother used to say “face like a fire thats been put out with a shovel”

  282. 282
    Moley says:

    You still have not told us what your problem is.

    Have you thought of anger management classes?

  283. 283
    Gary Elsby says:

    But now we know where the Liberal conscience lies and that’s with those whose only desire is to balance the books at the poors expenses (literally).

    ‘Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly’ (Gordon Brown 2010).

  284. 284
    Max says:

    There’s a plot/rumour/conspiracy up at 195/220; unless you’re viewing this on Dave in which case it’s just referring to last week’s news.

  285. 285
    "For the restless, not the true believers, this one's for you.." says:

    Like this ya mean?


  286. 286
    The Master says:

    272 you are right. 265 is clearly new. The comments are not tightly moderated
    and thats the whole point so “goodbye 265 you time is up”

  287. 287
    Sarah says:

    Are there any heterosexuals in Scotland?
    Just askin’

  288. 288
    Sir William Waad says:

    I should tell Eleonora to take her shoes off the sofa. What bad manners and how unhygienic!

  289. 289
    Sir William Waad says:

    Polly Toynbee is fabulous – she who said “Islam, Christianity and Judaism all define themselves through disgust for women’s bodies.” Not yours, Polly! You can take over my means of production any day!

  290. 290
    Anonymous says:

    Just because they are fit, it doesn’t mean that they are stupid. After all Brown is ugly and that doesn’t make him fit for office.

  291. 291
    Sad but trough says:

    So there’s no presumption that because a girl can look stunning that maybe she might have some vestige of intelligence as well?

    It is said that the average commenter types, who infest most ‘political’ blogs these days, generally live in their mother’s basement with a PC and not much else and thus could not really be expected to demonstrate any experience of women, apart from a gynaecological knowledge gained from endless surfing of porn sites. Judging from the comments here I am inclined to agree.

  292. 292
    Flashman says:

    I’d hump Ségolène Royal the french socialist. Twice.

  293. 293
    Churchill's Cattleprod says:

    No, if they are on ‘suicide watch’ then call off the watch and let the bastards top themselves. Better still, sell tickets.

  294. 294
    Anonymous says:

    Polly Toynbee? POLLY TOYNBEE?? Are you barking? I would rather be rogered senseless by one of TT’s friesans than have that lump of hypocritical adipose lie on its back with its knickers off.

  295. 295
    Flashman says:

    I’d shag Jack Boots. I bet she’s naughty in bed…

  296. 296
    Yougotmebutarelosingmefast says:

    Thanks for reply 272. Get the picture. Yes. Only here since sensational Easter expose and row with Dolly on Daily Politics. This piece very weak/infantile/vacuous. So protocol is Guido blogs, the first few replies are salient thereafter anything goes on current affairs. Understood.Will move to an alternative vibration. Did i say this piece was shit relative to others?

  297. 297
    Anonymous says:

    All such a contrast to Al-Beeb and Channel 4 news where being ugly gets you a job.

  298. 298
    Yougotmebutarelosingmefast says:

    Thanks for reply 272. Get the picture. Yes. Only here since sensational Easter expose and row with Dolly on Daily Politics. This piece very weak/infantile/vacuous. So protocol is Guido blogs, the first few replies are salient thereafter anything goes on current affairs. Understood.Will move to an alternative vibration. Did i say this piece was shit relative to others?

  299. 299
    SimonP says:

    Good for the old boy………….if it’s a choice between Harriet Harridanperson or one of these girlies……… erm well? Or the evergreen Anne Widdecombe? fnarr

  300. 300
    Sir William Waad says:

    In the blog the comments come and go,
    Talking of Dawn Primarolo…

    (acknowledgements to T S Eliot)

  301. 301
    Doctor Mick says:

    Still here?

  302. 302
    Tapestry says:

    Swine flu is a con. BBC website says those who have it outside Mexico have a mild illness and they recover. Politicians want us worrying about latest health scares while they trough out on money or exercise their powers Berlusconi style. News reports on SF are all fishing trips trying to catch a pandemic which doesn’t exist.

  303. 303
    Anonymous says:

    Ahhh diddums, what a shame! “Please be nice to me ‘cos we got an hotel room together even though we’re both married, and then both claimed it back on expenses”

    Listen to the people you purport to represent, we are FED UP OF YOUR SNOUTS IN THE SWINE TROUGH.

    Fuck off you bunch of cheating hoons, just DO IT, you’ll save us all having to pay your gold plated pensions for the rest of your fucking meaningless little lives

  304. 304
    Cigar Smoking Man says:

    Green shoots and leaves.

  305. 305
    Steve says:

    You think she’d let the one-eyed snooty hoon anywhere near her?

  306. 306
    Steve says:

    Only 38 here in Dubai :-(
    (But isn’t it funny watching all these hoons from 3500 miles away where they can’t do any damage to us!)

  307. 307
    Steve says:

    33982 now. They seem to have mysteriously sorted out their IT problems since Tuesday…

  308. 308
    We all owe £50,000 thanks to the fat one eyed twat says:

    Well considering her nubby needs wanking material to get his engine going, clearly she’s not hot in the sack.

  309. 309
    We all owe £50,000 thanks to the fat one eyed twat says:

    I think guido should post some pictures of our ‘hot’ female MPs to compare to the Italian and French birds.

  310. 310
    Steve says:

    Expenses I’d be happy to pay :-)

  311. 311
    Steve says:

    jgm2, you’re right about the US figures. They basically take the quarterly figure and multiply it by 4 to give an “annualised rate”.
    Not that I would suggest that Americans need to have everything explained in the same units for them to understand of course….

  312. 312

    Edwina likes hers with liberal smothering of Major’s batter.

  313. 313

    Jerseys, anon. please.

  314. 314
    denverthen says:

    Dave Cameron needs to take the Tories in the Italian direction. It’s essential they adopt the Berlusconi model(s) immediately: a perfect recipe of centre-right politics seasoned with a liberal sprinkling of belle donna.

    Then no longer will left wing lesbians be able to accuse the Tories of being a private men-only club.

  315. 315

    “your own wine””

    your own Buckie, I think you mean.

  316. 316

    Quite – a dame should be built for comfort, and not for speed, though any sniff of orange peel is right out, I hasten to add. Aprorpos of nothing, anyone know offhand that NewGirl bird’s BMI?

  317. 317
    Tapestry says:

    The politics of fear and the politics of sex. Both closely related. (Reminds me of the joke – what come between fear and sex? answer – funf! Fear should be spelt ‘vier’)

    There is as much need for these second rate babes as there is for flu stories. Both stop people thinking about what politicans want to hide away and waste on your behalf – your money.

  318. 318

    Gary is like an old, flatulent retriever. Without him, the Fawkes fireside would be a less complete place, but you can’t help wanting to cork him nonetheless.

  319. 319
    The Wasp says:

    What about Georgia Gould? Her ultimate dream has always to have been entered by “Uncle Ally” Alistair Campbell. To a safe seat of course.

  320. 320

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  321. 321
    Daniel Plainview says:

    I don’t see why the feminists are making so much fuss? They’ve got their hunks: Brown, Straw, Prescott, Harman….

  322. 322

    […] Ferranit, pictured above, makes up one of many other glamorous faces that Silvio Berlusconi has unveiled as prospective European Parliamentary MPs.  Silvio […]

  323. 323
    Mr Christopher says:

    So the rumours about Ann Widdicombe sitting on Silvio’s knee are all Draper spin? What a disappointment!

  324. 324
    newgirl says:

    oh I’m not doing too badly TT…But I’ve discovered a few people on this site aren’t too taken with NewGirl….whatever the BMI

  325. 325
    newgirl says:

    He’s talking about me …called me a c.unt, a whore and a tart last night…nice

  326. 326
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    That’s my semi gone for the day :)

  327. 327
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    Hattie Harperson is the ONLY choice. why? Coz she’s got tits which apparently is all you need to hold down a top job these days.

  328. 328
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    I see Hattie Hatemenperson is supposed to be on Questiontime this week. No doubt spouting her gender politics crap. I hope someone asks her when 50% of the army is going to be female and will they be off fighting hand to hand with the Taliban?

  329. 329
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    I think Brown is more a gay icon isn’t he? I guess Prezza makes up for it though. The ladies get two for the price of one with him.

  330. 330
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    So are there any really good looking UK female MPs? Please don’t say Caroline Flint.

  331. 331
    (Rocking) Horse with no name says:

    ‘kinell says:
    April 30, 2009 at 11:56 am
    Day by day McFritzl is losing it.


    FFS how many different names can this Prime Mentalist actually have or be given?

  332. 332
    Rebecca says:

    When in a tight leather mini skirt the Rhondda MP Chris Bryant is very pretty mmmmmmmmm!

  333. 333
    James Borley says:


  334. 334

    All the best people aren’t too taken, NG. Don’t worry about it…

  335. 335
    genghiz the kahn says:

    so there is a return to boom and bust in Italy.

  336. 336
    NewGirl says:

    got called a whore, a Hunt and a troll last night….interesting..

  337. 337
    There are 246 scumbags in Parliament says:

    So you reckon Hazel Blears is hot do you Dave I think not


  338. 338
    There are 246 scumbags in Parliament says:

    But it does make him stupid

  339. 339
    There are 246 scumbags in Parliament says:

    Yeah but who cares!

  340. 340
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    Look all politicians are Hunts. But I’d happily vote for a good looking bird who wears low cut tops or mini skirts. I’d happily have Sarah Palin….. in charge.

  341. 341
    It all started in America you bastards! says:

    Wow. Even the Russians have political totty. Check this ex Russian Gymnast now politician in Russia Alina Kabaeva

    We have this fucking minger.

  342. 342

    Pah, well I got called Tuscan lardy, which is as you can imagine far more personally devastating and wounding. Or perhaps not.

    Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words just help your lawyers, as I always say.

  343. 343

    Rereading your 337, that was nasty. Disregard it, and remember that opinions of that sort are usually delivered by people unworthy of even waxing your legs.

  344. 344
    Ed Joyce says:

    Berlusconi was a member of Propaganda Due. Does Guido know this and does still support Berlusconi in this light.


    Like Guido I am a Libertarian but am not keen on the right which knows well how to manipulate, nobody more so than Berlusconi.

    Ed Joyce

  345. 345
    Anarki says:

    “You can perhaps understand why with that kind of insight he is a billionaire.”

    What about the fact that he owns half of the media in Italy and is also Prime Minister. Does that not arouse any suspicion of conflicting interests?

  346. 346
    Sarkozy the Magnifique says:

    Dear GuidoForgive my broken Inglish….I know I am so small but I love England and the US…And why would all these women love me so much if I had poison in me ?…SO please look at the lovely photo of my wife Carla… naked for your pleasure.. on sarkozynews.canalglog.com/albumThe French piple already love here…And please show it on Tooty Waatch…!!I will then send you photos of my bootiful lady Ministers most of whom I know well…Your friend Nicolas S.

  347. 347

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  348. 348
  349. 349
    Mike Graham says:

    Her hire harm a rant

    When did she drop an e?

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