June 7th, 2009

+++ Source : Purnell Organising Drinks Party Monday Night +++


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    Heads on poles says:

    I hope that there’ll also be a string quartet playing as the ship sinks.

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    Reichschancellor ( in-waiting, and waiting and waiting ) GoBalls says:

    A rousing chorus of

    ‘Things Can only Get BITTER’

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    The Dark Lord says:

    They really are eating themselves!! Spinning out of control

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    Brown To Have a Stroke - 3-1 odds on says:

    I hate the government – but Purnell had the guts to do the right thing.

    That SPINELESS CHITE Milliband wants hanging !

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    RobC says:

    Having singlehandedly prevented Balls from doing even more damage to the economy by ousting Darling I think we all owe Purnell a drink.

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    Scorched Earth says:

    In the name of God.. mines a double.

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    Chinola says:

    Maybe theres more to this meeting today at West Ham Town hall? Is it Brown’s last bunker in response to Purnell’s cocktail party? all very exciting
    Until then I’m waiting for Gordo.

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    The Master says:

    So Purnell is blackballed from the PLP meeting…Its beyond a joke this whole fiasco. Brown is having a car crash before our very eyes & Mandy could be loosing control. Bit odd organising a party on Monday night.More likely to be a wake

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    nobby says:

    Will he actually be there, or be photoshopped in later?

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    Epictetus says:

    Could Mandelson’s game be the return of Blair? Just a thought.

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    giantgonad says:

    The Tory boys are stupid if they take on beardie boy Sugar.

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    Bruce Bellend says:

    Do you think Mandy is the girl or the boy in his relationship?

    I think he takes it right up the arse.

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    Flashmob says:

    Sounds like another opportunity for a Flashmob for those living locally. No hiding places for troughers!

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    Scorched Earth says:

    Milliboy seems to covet the Foreign Secretary job almost as much as Mandy for some reason. Presumably it offers safe Photo Ops well away from the Carnage in the Commons and allows one to act the Statesman without doing very much.

    Perfect for an aspiring leader to be after the Election.

    And Milliboy’s trashing of his former chum Purnell shows he has learned much from the proximity of Mandy. But nowhere near enough to save him from getting elbowed out of the way by Mandy a few months hence.

    Not too sure the Home Office is ideal for Johnsons ambitions.
    Think he got shafted good and proper with that Ministerial post of the damned.

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    The German says:

    How do I get an invitation? A comic farce is best enjoyed from the stalls.

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    Siberian Tory says:

    You seem to have a lot of sources in the Labour party all of a sudden Guido.

    The rats must really be jumping ship if they’re turning to you to destabalise Brown.

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    Innocent Little Girlie says:

    Perhaps it’s his birthday?

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    Gordon Browneye says:

    WAAAHHHHHH Mandy it’s time for you to change my nappy again!!!

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    Zapatero says:

    Viva Gordon Brown…….es un genio….y Mandelson……el perfecto homo ……..sapiens…….Gibraltar Spanish

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    Steve Expat says:

    I’ll happily donate him a bottle of something French and sparkling for his efforts at getting the c u n t out of No.10 – a few more link him in the cabinet please…

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    The German says:

    Absolutely right. Go for the bloody BBC who advised Sir Alan it was ok, Sir Alan is just trying do the right thing (and bag a peerage in the process).

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    Hamish Macbeth says:

    Yet again the UK is twinned with Zimbabwe….

    We both have a ruler that is past it, can’t take the hints to go, is delusional and dictatorial, and has shafted the country economically and morally

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    ALan says:

    Thanks for putting in the hours on a Sunday to keep us all in the loop Guido. It is much appreciated.

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    Moley says:

    The truth will out.

    From Mail Online.

    I can assure you the Cabinet are united against him’ – Peter Mandelson has a slip of the tongue defending PM on TV.

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    balls says:

    Include Burnham and Hutton in that, the wimps.

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    Dr. Sexy says:

    Boom boom, let me hear you say wayyyyyyyy ooooooooo…..

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    Chipmunk Pride says:

    We’ll be there

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    the moroccan says:

    “Peter Mandelson has a slip of the tongue……”

    No change there then.

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    Anonymous says:

    I predict Sugar will not last long

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    I'm not just "window dressing" you know - although I do scrub up pretty well says:

    ONLY if I get to be in his Cabinet

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    Anonymous says:

    Bollocks – I reckon Milliband is staying put as part of a double act with Purnell. Milliband holds more power than Mandy – if/when he walks out its curtains for Brown. Maybe Purnell knows something of his old friend?

    To reiterate, I believe Milliband knew it would mean nothing going the same way at the same time as Purnell. I suspect together they worked it out that one leaves as a catalyst and the other stays in as a timebomb.

    Time will tell

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    Anonymous says:

    Bill” Hi Allan, my name is Bill Gates and Id like to introduce you to a new concept I have.”

    SirAllan ” Bloody rubbish, your fired ! “

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    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Lots of freebies to exotic places, I imagine

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    Steve Expat says:

    Ouch! – Great ANALogy there…

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    Anonymous says:

    Slightly longer than “Lord” Digby Jones you mean ?

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    It doesn't add up... says:

    PoliticsHome has the full texts of teh Draper/Mandy emails:


    My favourite line is from Draper:

    sorry for the delay in replying, we have been in versailles having a mini-holiday
    (always had a soft spot for louis XIV – l’etat ce moi and all that)

    I’m sure Mandy feels exactly the same…

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    thick as thieves says:

    Afghanistan; Pakistan; the Israel Palestine conflict; negotiations with Iran.
    these are the main foreign policy issues facing this country and they are all connected.
    unfortunately our foreign secretary fails the litmus test of impartiality.
    david miliband has family members living on occupied Palestinian land. indeed, mr miliband illegally visited his relatives on that occupied land during a recent official visit to Israel. what a criminal wanker.
    therefore his position is presently untenable as he has a clear conflict of interests regarding this country’s key involvement in the conflict.
    milliband’s gotta go.
    good riddance he always was a warmongering c’unt, a right fucking war criminal.
    should be strung up like saddam really.
    who is for?

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    English Liberation Front says:

    Well, at least they are boys. The boys right now.

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    Stepney says:

    Come on guys if the current Labour Party are organising a drinks party expect the nibbles to be stale, the wine to be corked, the Lager to be Primarolo non-alcoholic piss, and the corkscrew to have been forgotten.

    Then a quick phone-call to Accenture Qwikki Bar Division to outsource the do for £76,000, then stick the bill on Departmental budget.

    Except Purnell doesn’t have a Department anymore – or does he?….

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    Anonymous says:

    String quartet?

    Near my Gord to thee…

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    Unsworth says:

    No. His game is to be the only alternative when Brown quits.

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    Boom boom says:

    OK. wayyyyyyyy ooooooooo

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    Anonymous says:

    A bottle of Sarkozy’s piss perhaps?

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    lord such and such says:

    “From: Peter Mandelson
    To: Derek Draper
    Sent: Saturday, 10 May, 2008 8:35:38 PM
    Subject: Re:

    Hello, I am in north Africa. What has Cherie said today, where ?! Trailing yet another book ?”

    Probably visiting his new constituents, I hear the locals are quite friendly down that way. What a bitch about Cherie though.

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    Droopy Drawers says:


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    Droopy Drawers says:

    But Blair isn’t an MP. Too many hurdles to get him into Parliament to be PM again. He could never do that from the Lords either. HMQ wuld ‘take advice’ and asl CallMeDave to do the honours instead.

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    dirtyden says:

    Agreed. But don’t lets get carried away. Purnell is certainly the least smelly of a shit-awful crew. If he has forced fcukwit Broon out, it should be “Ta Jim, here’s your knighthood. Now fcuk off”.

    Can’t wait. And meanwhile, the left press is spinning itself dizzy, unsure which way to swivel next.

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    To all you idiots who think that lizard lips Purnell did the right thing – you have no idea of this devious man. He is a career politician who hasn’t done a real job in his life. This is the twat that purchased 3,000 fridge magnets out of his expenses and also spends over £400 on food out of his expenses. He’s the bastard that claime for a cleaner for his second home flat yet left it in such a bad state that the landlord kept his (taxpayers’) deposit of £2,500!

    This is the lizard-faced fucker who wanted to charge hard-up pensioners and benefit claimants 26.8% interest on Works & Pensions loans (this was blocked by Brown).

    I cannot believe there are people thinking that Purnell walked because of idealism – he walked because he thought it might further his slimy and shitty career. The man looks as if he could suck the balls off a slug – a horrible repulsive character.

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    Stronghold Barricades says:

    Did I really say Obama Beach?

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    It doesn't add up... says:

    I think this offers some clues…


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    Stronghold Barricades says:

    didn’t quite put him in the shit

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    Stronghold Barricades says:

    I see you have met the slimeball

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    David Hendon says:

    I would pay a lot of money right now to have a five minute sit down with Her Majesty and slip a truth drug (non harmful!) into her tea!

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    Anonymous says:

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    Guts my arse!!! To all you idiots who think that lizard lips Purnell did the right thing – you have no idea of this devious man. He is a career politician who hasn’t done a real job in his life. This is the twat that purchased 3,000 fridge magnets out of his expenses and also spends over £400 on food out of his expenses. He’s the bastard that claime for a cleaner for his second home flat yet left it in such a bad state that the landlord kept his (taxpayers’) deposit of £2,500!

    This is the lizard-faced fucker who wanted to charge hard-up pensioners and benefit claimants 26.8% interest on Works & Pensions loans (this was blocked by Brown).

    I cannot believe there are people thinking that Purnell walked because of idealism – he walked because he thought it might further his slimy and shitty career. The man looks as if he could suck the balls off a slug – a horrible repulsive character.

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    Steve Expat says:

    What do I have to do, to get as many medals as Charles?

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    Anonymous says:

    I would like to thank Guido for igniting my interest in politics.

    For years I’ve privately moaned at the amount of stupid legislation this government has brought in. The “smeargate” affair attracted me to this website, and since then, I read many political blogs.

    Some amusing, some with good policy type content, some pretty abusive and some with a mixture of all three.

    My point is that if I have taken a renewed interest (and with the added bonus of the expenses scandal); so many others must have also, and that can only be good for this country.

    Saw Mandy on iPlayer just now.

    What I don’t understand is that this government is talking about all this “reform”, but the politicians are still behaving exactly the same way.
    Diktat from No 10 on what the commentary should be, bare faced lying in public etc etc.

    I personally think Brown would have come across 1000 times better at his reshuffle conference if he’d admitted he’d had quite a week, and was surprised at some of the resignations and that he would look at the reasons why. Instead he chose the rhetoric of someone who was arrogant and not listening.

    Brown is f***ed, no two ways about it. I found it rather sad watching him at the D-Day service where no other leader was interested in talking to him (nor Prince Charles by the looks of it).

    I’m going to get slated for this one (and I hope it doesn’t happen); but I believe NuLab have one chance at winning the next election and that would be for Blair to return.
    He’d have to have a massive cabinet clear out but I do believe he could just turn it around. He’d be a formidable opponent to CMD.

    Anyway, must dash – time for some sunshine!

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    Socialism only killed 100 million last century, so much to do... says:

    Where can they go to? They are utterly fucked. See this post on LabourList for example; http://www.labourlist.org/tell_me_why_i_should_continue_to_support_labour,2009-04-06 – 201 comments (could have sworn it was 212 last night…) and ‘CABINET OFFICE MINISTER’ Liam Byrne has replied (hang on, hasn’t he been sacked too?)

    Can someone point me to a resource that is the definitive article on who’s in the cabinet etc? It’s rather hard to keep up…

    I don’t think they can see that their political careers are being shredded, burnt, shat on and then flushed in front of their very eyes.

    Either this is a ‘scorched earth’ policy (on their own party?) or they really are stupid.


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    Porky Pies MP says:

    My posting above was supposed to be in reply to somebody who said Purnell had guts – it’s landed in the wrong spot.

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    Agreed. That his co-cons who were expected to follow him out of the door (Hutton, Flint, Jowell, Miliband) changed their minds at the 11th hour shows a lot about their ‘principles’. They will always put themselves and their careers before the country. I hope they get an enormous kicking in the Euros!

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    mitch says:

    OH has snotty leaving today after the EU results whack him round the head.
    nice thought.

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    Anonymous says:


    Not sure if this has been posted yet – no wonder Shaun was cosying up to Brown this week.

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    dirtyden says:

    It’s fine if it’s a reply to No 4. That’s what I thought it was.

    Oh yeah, and I couldn’t agree more with what you said, Porky.

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    Anonymous says:

    Errrrrrrr so you’re not keen on him then ??

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    utterley smuttiley says:

    I must say, I’m a bit disappointed with these emails.

    Like for example, “I’m missing your cock,” or summat.

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    Anonymous says:

    The electronics business equivalent of turning down The Beatles, The Stones AND The Who in one fell swoop.

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    Anonymous says:

    Now now Gordon get back into bed and get off that PC, now pop in another pill, it’ll all be over soon.

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    grandma B says:

    I’m looking at Purnell in a different light now – I’d forgotten about the 3,000 fridge magnets What do fridge magnets say about a man?

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    Anonymous says:

    A good shagging might make Mandy almost human.

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    Anonymous says:

    Rumours that Alistair Daarling is missing. Every one else has been on the box reciting the fact sheet but not Alistair.

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    Onanmcfly says:

    The appointment of Lord S’ralan has all the hallmarks of another YouTube boomerang. Every investigative journalist of any worth will by now be delving into his past employment practices for the slightest evidence of anti-unionism or the use of sweat shop labour.

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    Miliband to step down tonight says:

    Miliband to go tonight after election results come in.

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    grandma B says:

    My thoughts exactly. Thank you Guido. My one complaint is that I don’t have time to read the Saturday and Sunday newspapers. Politics has never been so dangerously exciting, but I’m not sure how much more I can take.

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    grandma B says:

    He’s resting on his laurels.

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    dr. mad says:

    Glenys Kinnock–will jump out the EU celebration cake–holding a pic of blackpool beach yelling–ALRIGHT

    Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock has said he is “delighted” at his wife Glenys’s surprise appointment as Europe Minister by Gordon Brown.

    Glenys Kinnock, who has just retired as an MEP after 15 years, is to be elevated to the House of Lords to enable her to take on the role.

    Lord Kinnock, himself a former EU Commissioner, said his wife would be a “wonderful asset” to the government.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    you need your head examined to even suggest ‘the return of blair’. It was blair who got us all into this mess. Nulabour is finished, just going through the throws at present. Don’t feel sorry for brown, he would swat you like a fly if you got in his way.
    The whole government is full of poison, yes they do need clearing out , lock stock and barrel. Sounds as if you’re in need of a little sunshine.

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    caesars wife says:

    Nice angle guido , i dont think purnell would be leader , johnson sounded convincing about being leader, I still think mandelson would want it , so perhaps some sort of Hain , mandelson , johnson , purnell milliband WAGs ticket.

    note shaun woodward will be forced to pay back 1.5 million on capital gains tax for house he sold to sting .

    dont know how true rumours about Harmen resigning were , tough call for her isnt it .

    if monday night fails (i cant see how but you never know) then a vote of no confidence may be called on wednesday .

    As for gordons strap line of “it takes time for the policies to work through” , i would be onto that one , being as darlings growth figures were works of fantasy why should we believe gordons time scale is truthfull ??

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    ophelia nobbs says:

    He’s spending quality time with his eyebrows.

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    thebigotbasher says:

    On Monday, the providers for The “Flexible New Deal” providers are likely to be announced.

    So is a new job in the offing?


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    lord falmouth says:

    Read the Spectator. Rod Liddle describes Purnell in less than nice words. The only word not there is SHIT.

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    Barrowboy. says:

    Leopards do not change their spots folks. The celebration is about 34.000 public sector workers retiring with £1m pension pots.
    The greatest number of 7 figure pension pots is to be found in the NHS, which has 22.999 pension millionaires.
    Other public section millionaires include 3.680 former civil servants 2.658 teachers according to figures obtained by the “Thunderer” under the freedom of information act.
    Almost 400 retired staff from Glasgow city council and 223 from Kent council also have pension pots worth £1m or more. (Could this info. have anything to do with the Tory wins in the C.C. elections, no, perish the thought).

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    mikey says:

    Not for us Tories it isn’t.

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    presbyterian conscience says:

    I live in Purnell’s constituency and he’s notorious for not giving a shit about Stalybridge & Hyde. He’s a complete c.unt

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    kaka says:

    They’re both cυnts as it happens.

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    Purnell left because he though Milliband would follow and they could create a putsch. This lizard-lipped swine made a mistake, it had nothing to do with being brave or wanting to save the Labour party.

    It would also be no good him going to a drinks party because he cannot drink out of glasses but requires a long straw shaped at the end like an arsehole.

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    lord falmouth says:

    Liddle in Spectator:
    my real reason for singling him out is that I loathe the man. I don’t want to overstate the case — heaven forefend — but James Purnell embodies almost everything I find repulsive about modern politicians, at least partly as a consequence of my own prejudices. He is a public school-educated monkey whose career, prior to him becoming a useless MP, comprised various vapid and pointless media consultancy positions, culminating in him being appointed to the job of lickspittle to the BBC’s worst-ever director-general, John Birt, in the BBC’s most useless and counter-productive and overpaid department, corporate affairs. Later, as an MP, he was the most avid supporter of Lord Hutton’s whitewashed inquiry into the death of the scientist Dr David Kelly, and the most vociferous critic of his previous employers, the BBC. He is a close friend of that other slippery little meeja lickspittle and bag-carrier, Tim Allan.

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    Brown To Have a Stroke - 3-1 odds on says:

    Milliband is a fucking half-wit pussy. He is as scared as fuck and has no backbone.

    Prime Minister material – dont make me laff.

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    Red Wedge says:

    i’ll have a small Crème de menthe

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    Anonymous says:

    err, so who approves Kinnock & Sugar getting peerages?

    Is it just the Gordonator ?

    I can see why you need a shrewd businessman helping the govt with their policies, but do they need to be given a peerage and does it need to be Sugar?
    Sounds to me like a bit of X-factor politics.

    Kinnock? Give me strength. An appeal to die hard old labourites if you ask me, unless the Kinnock’s have some dirt on Brown.

    Any peer should be an elected peer by the HoC as a minimum.

    Just seen McDoom will be on Sky News at 15:15 meeting activists. No doubt carefully hand picked and rehearsing the mantra as we speak!

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    Anonymous says:

    Requiring 70 signatures from the PLP to get rid of the labour leader should make the next labour leader very secure indeed…… they probably won’t have 70 MPs.

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    Anonymous says:

    Is it true that the UK EURO vote has been counted already but can’t be returned until the last poll closes in Europe (10pm BST)?

    I heard this from a friend who also claims to know the result. Would be keen to know if it’s feasible that results could leak. If so what a silly shite electoral system.

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    Little princess on board says:

    Milly Band is a jumped-up talentless twat. The word on the street in South Shields is that the voters have at last realised this and will give him a good kick up the arse at the next election.

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    This-is-better-than=watching-Big-Brother says:

    I love the Kinnocks. If the Torys can have the Hamiltons why can’t the Workers have the Kinnocks?
    From working class hero to, well, quite wealthy cosmopolitan socialite really.
    A true model for all the Brothers to strive for.
    Up the Workers.
    As far up as you want.

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    Anonymous says:

    Do you not like him then?

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    There’s nothing to stop a member of the House of Lords serving as Prime Minister. The Deputy PM would field PMQs, though there might be PMQs in the House of Lords, too…

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    Brown Loves Mandy says:

    When will the news leak about BROWN and MANDLESON and their GAY SEX orgies ?

    Surely the public need to know about this ! What does Sarah think about this ?

    Which one is giving and whgich one is recieving ?

    Will one accidently die through accidental strangulation or a rupture spleen due to eccessive dry bumming ?

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    Trough Central says:

    He’s flipping another home

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    This-is-better-than=watching-Big-Brother says:

    He’s obviously got a big fridge, love

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    Imagine Mandelson and Purnell lips together in a big wet kiss.

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    NuLab-Hypocrites 'R Us says:

    I’m not just a windbag, I’m a hypocrite as well.

    The House of Lords must go—not be reformed, not be replaced, not be reborn in some nominated life-after-death patronage paradise, just closed down, abolished, finished.’
    Tribune, 19 November, 1976.


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    Lofa on the sofa says:

    Miliband going abroad and gurning for Britain is almost as much of a national embarrassment as Brown going abroad and representing the good people of these islands .

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    Excellent comment from Liddle for a change. I’ve just realised how Purnell’s mouth might resemble Mandelson’s areshole (not that I’ve seen it!).

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    Anonymous says:

    Don’t ‘Sugar’-coat it, Mr. Liddle; tell us how it really is.

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    Brown Loves Mandy says:

    I am just disgusted at the vision of our PM sucking Mandy’s todger !

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    The Admiral says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Can’t cope….!!!!

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    Little princess on board says:

    You’re right – the man is a grade 1 selected tosser. A typical unemployable arse-licking ex-councillor parachuted into some rock solid northern constituency and a job for life. Then came the expenses explosion and he’ll down at Jobcentre Plus after the election.

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    Where's that National Socialist Plan got to? says:

    Last week there was a lot of spinning from Labour about a new “National Plan” that Brown has dreamt up and was going to launch last week.

    What happened to that? Not enough tractor production statistics to fill it with yet eh Gordon?

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    The Admiral says:


    When exactly will we have OUR eu(gh) results?………

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    Secretary of state for Obama Beach says:

    ….talking of Mandy (and a bit of topic) Dolly Draper’s in love?

    “…know I let you down on occasion, and caused you pain, and I am sorry about that.
    I wish you all the very best in whatever comes next,


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    The Admiral says:


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    cabin boy says:

    the admiral 2:56 pm call yourself an admiral ? bend over and take it like a man.

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    Nearly Headless Nick says:


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    JG Brown MHA says:

    Ah’ve ordered building materials fae Wickes.

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    Nearly Headless Nick says:

    But it usually does!

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    BrianSJ says:

    When Blair is President of Europe, Mandy will be his Commissioner for the British Region.

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    I was amazed that Stalybridge and Hyde acepted this slimeball as their MP. He’s not remotely interested in anything north of Westminster. just shows really – you can put up a boiled carrot as a prospective Labour MP in some areas and they’d vote for it. Hope they have now seen sense.

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    Trough Mixture says:

    Ah…….Boys on Sticks.

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    Porky Pies MP says:

    EU results a bit like Mandelson – always behind.

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    Like being attacked by an albino sheep says:

    He is standing in his living room in front of his wife, practising his G Howe speech for next week.

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    Burnley is a Labour free zone says:

    String quartet? Yes. Let’s find four lamp posts…

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    Take one per hour for the next 365 days.... says:

    Poison also takes time to work through……

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    Trough Mixture says:

    Mc Twat has just arrived. There must have been oooh maybe 8 people and a lorry with black hair.

    Hope that’s not his cigar nipper.

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    Jonathan says:

    yeah, about as long as an Amstrad PC.

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    Augeas says:

    Thanks for the link. What a pretentious, vain, queeny pair of twats. Misquoting Louis Quatorze is marvellous.

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    The National Tyre Plan says:

    Perhaps its going to be a joint sponsorship deal with the National Tyre Company;

    They also fit shock absorbers, so that anything else that happens in these “unprecedented” days;

    Sugar/Kinnock/Adonis/Obama Beach/Booing/I DID NOT LIE about Darling/expenses/death of a Brit at a riot/children being left to die/people being murdered by lunatics who should be in jail/pensions ruined/savings evaporated/bankers knighted/gold sold….do I need to go on?

    can be accepted by the fools we all are as UK taxpayers by a new shock absorber that simply makes the unprecedented seem absolutely and totally NORMAL!

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    TV tonight - diversion says:

    Is there some kind of link between the Euro results programme being on TV at the same time as the final of The Apprentice tonight?

    Perhaps this is why Sugar is getting his Lord ship;

    “For services to divert the peasants attention from finishing behind the Green Party”

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    michael says:

    sky news now 3 31 pm ,meeting addressed by gordon brown live

  134. 134
    Mandy says:

    Mmmm, got your number duckie. I like a nice Red Wedge.

  135. 135

    I suggest that there are at least two reasons why Peter Mandelson and Tony Blair want Gordon Brown to remain in Office as UK Prime Minister.

    First, between February 2006 and March 2006, Tony Blair deposited a personal sum of $100 million in the Central Bank of Belize. This money came from an EU slush fund used to bribe European Heads of Government into compliance with Brussels’ covert policy that the Lisbon Treaty should be signed into law without a public referendum on the issue being permitted in member countries.

    Blair agreed to mastermind this move in the UK and involved Gordon Brown in the process. Brown eventually signed the legislation on behalf of the UK in Lisbon (Portugal) on Thursday 13th December 2007. How much Brown was paid has not yet emerged. But it is possible that some of Blair’s $100 million found its way into an Irish account in Brown’s name. There seems little doubt, now, that both men were bought and paid for as far as Lisbon was concerned.

    Second, and this is not generally remarked, Tony Blair still has an active office running in 10 Downing Street. He is seen there frequently, entering the suite through a Cabinet Office carpark entrance. The secretariat working with Blair is thought to be funded through the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 GO-2 (London). Tony Blair is an MI6 asset working to John Scarlett.

    Tony Blair is also, like Edward Heath, Geoffrey Rippon and Roy Jenkins before him, a Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst German agent. It is the DVD which is pushing for the establishment of a financially unaccountable EuroSoviet in Brussels and it is the DVD which is running Common Purpose from the office of the Head of Personnel Selection in what used to be known as the office of the Deputy Prime Minister in Downing Street.

    Mandelson, Blair and Brown are as thick as thieves in all this. None of them wants to lose the Downing Street operations base. If Brown is kicked out, his successor will discover larger skeletons than McBride’s and Watson’s under the floorboards.

    The leaked spats and warring between Blair and Brown were theatrically contrived. Ask Falconer.

    More background details can be found here (07.03.08), here (12.10.05) and here (26.09.08).

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    Crappy days are here again says:

    You’re in the minority.

  137. 137
    Crappy days are here again says:

    You woke up.

  138. 138
    There should be a book in this...? says:

    Dinner Party Dilemma:

    Husband: “You’ve made the coffee, but where is the Brown Sugar Darling?”
    Wife: “Oh! Sorry haven’t you heard there’s a Brown Sugar crisis Darling?”
    Husband: “Oh! Lord!”

    Can anyone fit Adonis into this?

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    Anonymous says:

    Maybe Purnell is about to take up the Mandy challenge and be that alternative candidate for leadership?

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    Churchill's Cattleprod says:

    From what I hear it is far more likely to be a piper paid for by the taxpayer than a string quartet.

    What an absolute shame that this disgusting man should represent the birthplace of Adam Smith.

  141. 141
    Budgie says:

    He is despised at the FCO.

  142. 142
    fox in sox says:

    it isn’t set at 70, its 20% of the plp.

    likely to be in single figures in the next parliament, like the liberals in the 1970s.

  143. 143
    grandma B says:

    Sorry. Should have said that it would probably be impossible for Blair to come as he’s not an MP, although, perhaps we could have another Lord in the Cabinet to make up a full suite.

    I certainly wouldn’t want him back and I don’t suppose he’d want to come back now that Gordon’s really messed up the country.

  144. 144
    Pedant says:

    The convention has been no PM in the Lords since Lord Salisbury handed over to his nephew Arthur Balfour. Curzon was disqualified because he was in the Lords, and you will recall that the 14th Earl of Home had to become Sir Alec Douglas-Home

  145. 145
    What the Hell is going on? says:

    Was this the disgusting attempt to have an HOUR LONG Party political broadcast on behalf of the labour party? What am I saying “Attempt” they succeeded. I have written to the BBC to ask whether we are now to expect 1 hour long PPBs by at least a dozen more parties. Don’t know how much of it Sky put on but on BBC 24 it was the fully Monty I HOUR! (Have they broken their charter? – I was under the impression that PPBs were only allowed for 6 weeks, and then only after Parliament has been dissolved, and an Election called? Where will we all wake up? In a Gulag?

  146. 146
    The Obama peach says:

    You mean it got washed up on Obama beach.!

  147. 147
    The Obama peach says:

    When the dust has settled and the sabre rattling stops, Brown will hang on to the bitter end. Liebor don’t want a GE, they would lose a years pay and “call me Dave” want’s one even less, not until the EU Treaty ratification.

  148. 148
    Blair's Mortgage Broker says:

    All we need to know is that Bill Gates bought the Blairs a house in Eaton Square. We also need to know that Mrs Blair claims that the majority of her work is “pro bono”, and she only earns £25000 pa.

    The sooner those shits are brought to book, with the rest of their criminal friends, the better for the rest of us!

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    Epic says:

    anyone see the leaked photos of Gordon and his boy toy at http://dailynoz.blogspot.com/

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    RENU says:

    Well said, just because he did not do a single day leaflet delivery he knows how to run for leader? They all need to shut up put up with let go carry forward until or up to an election, and then let us choose a credible, talented person. USA president come from no where less experiences, manage to do lot. I hate James who thinks he can buy the labour members. They need to have party allegiances; I think he was a reporter at BBC?

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    RENU says:


  152. 152
    Jonathan Cook says:

    Purnell and Miliband are like the Blair / Brown of yesteryear.

    Miliband is the heir apparent, but lacks the balls, leadership, ability to make a decision and is despised by the public.

    Purnell, however, finds himself becoming more and more popular on the basis that he is surrounded by total unelectable arseholes – but has the backbone to have a go.

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    james who?

  154. 154
    Anonymous says:

    Good news if it is true James is standing but will he require 70 Lab MP’s to back him publicly? If so there didn’t seem to be more than a handful of speakers calling him to go at PLP meeting tonight so does James allready have assurances of support which stayed silent at PLP meeting?……I hope so!

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