July 20th, 2009

McBride : I’ll Get Guido

Damian McPoisonAs Guido begins a month at Chateau Fawkes, Damian McBride surfaces to give his first interview. Speaking to the Guardian from a pub, they report

McBride has some unfinished business with “that bloke Fawkes”. “He sent me a text on the day I resigned saying: ‘You started it, I finished it’, he reveals. McBride, however, may not be finished yet.

Charming as ever.

You know Guido can’t be bothered to point to all the self-serving spin in the article. Suffice to say Smeargate wasn’t something put together in a few minutes as he claims, they had many planning meetings, including some at Unite’s HQ with Charlie Whelan in attendance. Lying again, that will be five Hail Marys Damian, what kind of example are you to the boys at Finchley Catholic High School?

Anyway, if Guido was in Damian’s shoes, he’d be more worried about the wrath of Nadine than getting revenge. Now Damian has a job her lawyers will be able to serve her writ at his place of work. They had been unable to locate him, until now…

UPDATE : Interesting that in the Radio 5 interview, Damian refers to the emails to Derek about off colour comments on this blog. When Guido made a Freedom of Information request for those very emails they came back with very little – certainly not the relevant emails.  Guido might have to return to this issue…


515 Comments

  1. 1
    Damian McBride says:

    yeah that’s right

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    • 8
      freddie flintoff says:

      from one fat lad to another fuck off

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        shrinking sack of shite says:

        Here, here……

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        • 276

          Ironically does it take a Muslim to point out the need to spell Catholic correctly?

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        • 295
          barefootcontessa says:

          How much was the chief spinner’s pay off? He’s spinning still! To outer space would be good!

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          tat says:

          “but I do not apologise for the emails being published”?
          er, isn’t that a bit like the knesset saying yes, we did authorise the invasion into Gaza and yes we did kill 1400 Palestinian civilians, but we will not apologise for the stories printed in the newspapers regarding our war crimes.
          mcbride is nuts, an absolute loony tune.
          note to mcbride: you should beg forgiveness for your wicked lying scumbag ways.
          to seek absolution on the basis that you did not publish the weasel and untrue words you wrote is the behaviour of a lowlife crackhead, not of a man.
          grow a spine damian.
          be a man.

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        • 365
          Ssd says:

          Fuck off Muslim!

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        • 376
          Anonymous says:

          Ssd; its no use changing your name from Dick Sniffin unless you also disguise your bigotry more effectively.

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        • 377
          tat says:

          get lost crackerjack.
          damn honkies always sticking their big long noses in, innit.

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        • 497
          Madine Dotties is Batshit Insane says:

          I’m sure the wrath of the crazywoman is to be feared indeed.

          What’s Madine goin to do ?
          Throw penguins at him while speaking in tongues ?

          She’s deranged and is hardly the first politician to bluster about Legal action. Remember all the greedy piggies squealing about Lawyers for the Telegraph ? complete bullshit as it turned out of course.

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      • 27
        Carlos says:

        Stop typing on here and get some ice on that knee of yours. We’re going to need a sustained spell of aggressive pace this morning.

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      • 29
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Hey Fred. Good go so far. Some well taken wickets and a bit of batting. hope you haven’t trashed yourself for the rest of the series.

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      • 59
        glenn mcrath says:

        hey freddie you fat pom its going to be 5-0

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        • 81
          Paul Nash says:

          The first was drawn so the best you can achieve is 4 : 0

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        • 88
          Carlos says:

          Glenn, you inumerate convict, the first match was a draw so it can’t be 5-0.

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        • 90
          glenn mcrath says:

          5-0 nil you whinging pom

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        • 106
          Dick the Prick says:

          It really is Glenn – he can’t spell his own name & can’t count – fair dincum cobba

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        • 129
          General X.Q. Smee (retd.) says:

          Flintoff done one of yours you Aussie twat.

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        • 167
          Jethro says:

          100 – can’t spell ‘innumerate’, either!

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        • 313
          barefootcontessa says:

          Can’t you all stop going on about cricket?! If you could concentrate on more important things, and keep the cricket to yourselves we might get somewhere! Fair play! Apart from anything else we have a British guy – Barry Wiggins, lying third in the Tour de France which is TRULY remarkable!

          If that shit damian mcbride thinks we believe that the gorgon was speechless when he told him what he’d been up to, well – pull the other one!

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        • 396
          PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

          I think you’ll find that’s Bradley Wiggins. Let’s leave dodgy “facts” to McBride, eh?

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        • 472
          barefootcontessa says:

          Oh, you wee fuuuuuol!!!!!

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      • 128
        barmy army says:

        well bowled freddie haddin gone 313-6

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    • 102
      udderly orrible says:

      Listen to the twittering sewer rat here – all 50 mins of his filth

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8158737.stm

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    • 222
      5p€d0☻|5h0rt5| says:

      TWO BIG FOOKIN BABIES — APOLOGISE AND BRING IT TO AN END GUi1D0

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      • 336
        Budgie says:

        So you think that those who conspire to defame, and in the case of Gordoom facilitate that conspiracy, are morally equivalent to the investigative blogger who exposed them? I sometimes wonder whether ZaNu Liebore ever had a moral compass to lose. ZaNu are now just a criminal gang.

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          5p€d0☻|5h0rt5| says:

          It is all part and parcel of being a public figure – don’t worry too much on their behalf, they know full well what they’re doing (and get well paid for doing it).

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    • 395
      Biffo says:

      Hope Nadine goes for your goolies McBride (if you have any that is). Going after Guido? Stupid boy! Sore loser? Where’s your other fat little loser friend?

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      • 399
        Andy Coulson says:

        Nadine Dorries has made it clear she has no action, actual, pending, planned or anticipated against McBride. That is why he is on the air and in the press. Now please get the message, leave Nadine out of this. She has enough trouble of her own to deal with without having to answer more questions about hotel rooms.
        Further, I knew nothing about hacking Derek Drapers messages.

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    • 464
      UK Fred says:

      I had always thought that it was wrong to kick a man when he was down, but in Mr. McBride’s case, I’m willing to make an exception.

      This mea culpa has Lord fondlebum of Boys fingerprints all over it.

      BTW, can anyone tell me, was he for one of the four spare lampposts (650 lamp posts and a roll of piano wire)?

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  2. 2
    Damian McBride says:

    Cathlic?

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  3. 3
    An Aussie says:

    Guido, mate, he’s like a snake – you have to finish him proper, or you are dealing with one mad snake.

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    • 21
      Dick the Prick says:

      Hang on a minute – he’s bared his soul to those hard hitting investigative media royals – the Grauniad and Victoria Derbyshire – I don’t see how anyone could dispute their impartiality. Nurse, nursey quick

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      • 79
        RavingMad says:

        yes, I cried too ;0)

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      • 266

        Poor Derek. Having his emails hacked into.
        That conversation reminded Damien that they might possibly have once written some emails, just for a laugh, just as a joke, in our lunch-break you understand, not on government time and money,just for a laugh, about some Tories.

        Poor Damien couldn’t remember if he had or not and had to go and check.
        It was so trivial you see, its the sort of thing that’s easily forgotten.

        Well…I was convinced.

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        • 357
          Andy Coulson says:

          I knew nothing about the operation to hack in to Derek Draper’s emails.

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        • 452
          Grandiuad reader says:

          Me to. And global warming/chicken/siwne flu is gonna kill us all unless we vote New Labour in again and that’s a fact!

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    • 262

      I’m disappointed at some of Labour’s mistakes and lack of ambition but the overwhelming reason I want to leave the country is the business and society that’s been driven by fat-cats and Tory boys – the stuff that caused the crash.

      The real issue is broken fundamentals: the British are just way too cluttered and isolationist. They lack leadership and social skills: and Tory bullying and corrosive attitudes don’t help.

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      • 398
        Biffo says:

        Charlie boy, may I suggest that you speak to Gordoom re lack of leadership & social skills as he demonstrates those points so ably.

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        Harry Benn's Pig says:

        The fundamentals are broken, it was labour that broke ‘em, with their lies and spin, and their age old class war attitudes. The truth never had a chance, it was the first victim.
        The tactics laid out in 1984 are here in all their corrupt foulness.
        The Fat cats and Tory boys you refer to voted you lot in in ’97. There’s gratitude.
        Just check out how the map of the south east turned from Blue to Red.
        I can’t express how much I loathe and despise the evil Brown and all his henchmen,
        All decency in human nature has disappeared, poisoned from the top down and then suffocated by the all pervasive bureaucracy. and now you blame everyone else.
        I can’t believe you were’nt trying to destroy our country, no one could be that successful with out trying.
        Go on……. leave the country………… and take all your despicable crew with you.

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      • 430
        GORDON BROWNSYNDROME says:

        I would like you to leave the country too you little turd ! and take all your lie-bore scum with you !

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    • 263

      The real issue is broken fundamentals: the British are just way too cluttered and isolationist. They lack leadership and social skills: and Tory bullying and corrosive attitudes don’t help.

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      • 267

        James Martin
        The face of BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, James Martin is never out of cooking ideas.

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      • 286
        ward nurse says:

        labour are in power. their leadership has been lacking and their fundamentals are fundementally mental. shush now charlie.

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      • 288
        Tommy Carcetti says:

        Agreed. It was Tory bullying that caused McBride and Draper to fabricate stories about MPs and their families.

        I mean look at them both – i’ve never seen two more revolting looking turds who sum up the Labour Party. Clearly they have been bullied. But not enough – sadly they are both still slithering around…

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      • 300

        The real issue is : broken fundamentals. too cluttered just wayand lack leadership and social isolationist. They skills: and Tory attitudes don’t help the British bullying and corrosive.

        Makes about as much sense this way.

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      • 414
        Pontius The Pilot says:

        Yeah…. twelve years of a complete lack of leadership by those fuckers in New Labour hasnt compounded the situation at all, has it Charles? Its all them Tories faults!!!

        No-ones saying we dont have broken fundamentals (hold on a mo – is that you agreeing with IDS – “Broken Britain”? Surely not!!!) and a significant portion of the Labour supporting benefit claiming hordes most certainly dont have any social skills – but to try and pin it on the Tories… Christ on a frickin’ bike….

        Jesus, doesnt this constant fucking pointless spinning and lying ever get you down?? Just to keep a mentally ill Scottish Megalomaniac in a job he’s convinced he was born to??

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      • 431
        GORDON BROWNSYNDROME says:

        I agree you little shit we lack leadership from YOUR unelected jock retard !

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  4. 4
    Charles De Gaulle says:

    Bonjour Guido

    McBride a dit”Non”

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  5. 5
    Nadine Dorries says:

    Guido keep your nose out, have decided not to put up but to shut up.

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      Alibarbs says:

      No great surprise there, given the other crap you’ve come out with since then Nadine!

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      • 169
        Nadine Dorries says:

        Just keep quiet about me please, especially in relation to McBride’s allegations. Do you know how much it costs to sue and the personal questions the lawyers ask you?

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        • 202
          Cynic says:

          It doesnt cost anything. Its no win no fee for defamation

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          Nadine Dorries says:

          No it isn’t and you don’t know what personal questions they’re asking!
          Also McBride’s got next to no assets so they’re not very interested unless I fund it myself, which as you know I can’t because of my claims misunderstandings.
          So please just be quiet I can’t do it, just leave it!
          Why do you think he’s back in public?

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        • 211
          Dick the Prick says:

          handbags and the gladrags
          That your poor old Grandad had to sweat to buy you

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        • 218
          Dick the Prick says:

          Feel a bit harsh now – soz.

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        • 433
          GORDON BROWNSYNDROME says:

          If you dont know the name of a good lawyer I’LL GIVE YOU ONE !

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        • 441
          Alibarbs says:

          Why should we keep quite about you after the rubbish you’ve spouted about numerous things. If you don’t like people talking about you, don’t be an MP – personally it amazes me that your constituents are foolish enough to vote for you. Hopefully they won’t come the next election. You’re nothing more than just another trougher – if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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    • 435
      GORDON BROWNSYNDROME says:

      Nadine:if you dont have a bit of string to tie all your legal documents together: I’LL SLIP YOU A LENGTH !

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  6. 6

    OT & FYI.

    Guido,
    Your Fiat ad isn’t displaying properly (Firefox 3.5)

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    • 68
      Builders Crack says:

      Who would fucking want one anyway?

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      • 197

        I was more bothered about Guido’s revenue than who the advertiser was.

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        • 216
          Builders Crack says:

          Guido doesn’t get a penny unless there is a click through and a purchase from that click through, pretty unlikely from the addled and aged on this site.

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        • 219
          Reliant Robin says:

          So you are encouraging Guido to basically endorse this awful car company?

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        • 225
          Builders Crack says:

          Comment 207 is an imposter using my name. He probably has not got a name of his own as he probably cannot trace his family tree back to his father.

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        • 227
          Builders Crack says:

          Anyone got a good idea of how to shake imposters off?
          It’s really annoying.
          Can’t Guido do something?

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        • 293

          Builders Crack,

          It’s a Zanu-Labour operative.

          If they can’t copy something they try to ruin it for everyone else.

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      • 362
        Budgie says:

        You got a new Corsa? a new Ford Ka? They’re Fiats.

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        • 370
          Budgie says:

          Sorry I don’t know why I said that, they’re a Vauxhall and a Ford.

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        • 406
          Lord Carrington's binoculars says:

          No, you were right first time.

          The Corsa is based on the same undercarriage as the Grand Punto, and Fiat started the project first. And Ford Ka ois a re-bodied Fiat Panda made in a Fiat factory.

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        • 408
          Budgie says:

          Automotive World: “The all-new Ka (codename: B420), which is based on Fiat Group’s New Small platform (Panda, 500, future Topolino/400), will premiere at the Paris motor show on 2 October, Ford of Britain has announced. Fiat will manufacture the second generation Ka alongside its two existing and closely related small cars at its Tychy plant in Poland.”

          Wikipedia: “The Corsa D was created using a new version of the Gamma platform, which was co-developed by Fiat and Opel, and is also employed by the 2006 Fiat Grande Punto”.

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        • 409
          Budgie says:

          Budgie 371 is a fake.

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    • 70
      Voting Floater says:

      FIAT = Fix It Again, Tony.

      They probably made the ad, that’s why it’s broken down.

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  7. 7
    Olaf says:

    The filthy fat faced twat McBride can just piss off. A nasty example of the sort of scum Brown surrounds himself with.

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    paula says:

    even more cringeworthy is the beeb interview where he says that mcdoom was so angry with him that he cannot speak. i am so incensed with the bbc shedding all pretense and openly being the labour party propaganda tool. looks like mcbride is showing repentance in advance of being rehabilitated and back with mcdoom

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    righty right wing (mrs) says:

    Heard the sad wretch on Pravda Toady this morning.

    Full interview at Pravda 5 Live at 10am.

    McStalin is obviously calling in favours from friendly broadcasters (used in its loosest contex) to rehabilitate this despicable creature.

    I hope Nadines lawyers are who I have been told they are – they have no sense of humour what so ever.

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    • 91
      Talwin says:

      Will McBride really be arsed about being rehabilitated within a Labour party doomed to spend donkeys’ years in the political wilderness?

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      • 159
        nell says:

        They still think they are going to win in 2010 – gordon’s convinced of it!

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      • 366
        Budgie says:

        Gordoom’s convinced he can carry on sloshing borrowed money around, and then printing some more.

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        Biffo says:

        Probably yes, because they all like to hang together (if only) like flies round a camel’s arsehole

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    • 176
      McGroom says:

      Gotta Love Damian on 5 live (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/victoriaderbyshire/2009/07/mcbride_and_prejudice.shtml )

      The best line was that Derek Draper and Labourlist.org had claimed the moral high ground from the salacious, offensive, homophobic right wing blogs like Guido Fawkes.

      Guido’s blog collects comments from people like me who are not involved in politics or the media and are disgusted at how Westminster and Fleet Street conduct themselves on our behalf.

      labourlist as a semi-autonomous Labour party organ has vetted contributions from the part faithful. If it was a truely representative mouthpiece for the ground roots Labour activist, the artciles would be as critical of the current leaderships as Guido’s blog is.

      The reason none of us post comments on Labourlist is there is no point speaking to those who will not hear.

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      • 184
        PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

        Ah, but shouldn’t we be grateful for the ‘outreach workers’ they send here to teach us the errors of our ways. We may not go there, but they have no problem coming here.

        Funny, you think they’d be worried about catching something nasty from the ‘lowlife’ on this blog. If only.

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        • 304
          Steve Expat says:

          Please can all the Outreach Wankers reach out to the dole office? And all the Diversity Monitoring and Ethnic Relations twats that we pay for too…

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      • 185
        McGroom says:

        Added to which all the clouds are grey and one day the smell that precedes the emptiness in the heart of the mind numbing screen made to sieve the effluent will arrive back in the tap. This is where all right thinking and correct ones will swear until grandmothers hurl abuse in similar fashion and buses at last will be freed to drive with no brakes.

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      • 404
        Biffo says:

        Yeah, right, when you compare the content on LabourLost (shite, shite & more shite spewed forth by sycophantic hypocrites) with the content on LabourHome, where there are some thinking, intelligent, honest Labour grassroots people you can tell the difference a mile off.

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      • 474
        barefootcontessa says:

        Quite so, quite so!

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    • 274
      Max says:

      Too true Mrs Right; McDoom is desperate to get McBride back onboard as the good ship ZaNuLab is clearly sinking and the Coulson episode means an apology and Gordon off the hook (“so angry (when he got found out) that he was speechless”; yeah, yeah) and McBride can be rehabilitated. This is the pre-amble, within a couple of months McBride will be back on the team and given a “second chance”. Coulson will be their precedent and Dave won’t want to reopen that argument; nice bit of manouevering McDoom!

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    Sukyspook says:

    Good job you shared McBride’s ‘threat’ with a couple of your pals eh Guido.

    Oh how I love the Internet when it’s used for the ‘good of the many’ rather than for ‘manipulation by the few’….

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    Sir William Waad says:

    McBride has been sticking to the line that Brown knew nothing of the smears and was so shocked and mortified when McBride told him what they were that he was unable to speak. McBride is still trying to protect Brown – out of loyalty, perhaps, or has he been promised another job when the heat has died down? If so, what? Henry VIII had a Keeper of the Close Stool, whose job was to wipe the royal bottom. Could McBride do the job for Brown?

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    • 16
      Dick Cheese. says:

      Is McBride a trouser partridge?

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      shrinking sack of shite says:

      That is the ultimate “Non Jobby”. Would he be sacked for a “Brown on Brown contact”?

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    • 49
      Bertie Ahern says:

      Sorry Sir Willie but the Lord of the Stools job already been taken by Maldelson.

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    • 54

      British Jobbies For British Workers!

      The Penguin

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      • 494
        UK Fred says:

        If McDoom has anything to do with it surely it would be “for British shirkers”. Labour in all its guises has never been any good for workers.

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    • 154
      oldrightie says:

      Henry VIII had a Keeper of the Close Stool, whose job was to wipe the royal bottom. Could McBride do the job for Brown?

      You mean continue doing the job, surely?

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    • 327
      barefootcontessa says:

      11, ‘the gorgon knew nothing of the smears’. Tell that to the marines. They’ll be telling us that men flew to the moon next!

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    • 334
      Sarah says:

      I loved the bit where he described Gordon as going all silent when he gets really furious, when we know exactly what he does: airborne printers and ricocheting nokias, and vile language.
      If you’re going to lie Damian (and really, do you do anything else?), remember that the best lies resemble reality, nor diverge from it completely.

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      • 467
        Budgie says:

        Liebore will do absolutely anything to stay in power, cheat the electorate and ruin Britain.

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  12. 15
    Bingo says:

    How lovely that McPoison hasn’t changed, still issuing threats and still having his leash held in one of Browns claws.

    What a tosser.

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  13. 17
    Andy Coulson says:

    I knew nothing about the hacking of Draper’s emails.

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      Mr D Draper (f.r.a.u.d) says:

      I’m a qualifications cheat you know, and an all round turd of the highest order!

      Boo hoo, I got rumbled!

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      • 410
        Biffo says:

        How’s your book sales going Derek? Seen the comments on Amazon yet? Aren’t you the lucky lad that you can get your missus to support you!

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    • 141
      Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

      Do you know who in the Labour party hates MacBride?
      Or is that too big a list?

      Does that list match any email addresses in the cc list?

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      • 148
        Andy Coulson says:

        I don’t know that your email has been hacked and your medical records blagged.
        Read all about it!

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        • 186
          Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

          Thats OK. I tell everyone and show them the scars when I’m pissed.

          I’ve not been arrested for that yet either.

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  14. 24
    DR says:

    Listening on Radio 5 now … he claims to not be remembering the detail. He’d “heard all these stories from journalists”!

    Guido’s site is “scurrilous”!

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  15. 26

    This was exactly the reason that I started the “resign” petition:

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/please-go/

    And a lot of people supported it on similar grounds.

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    • 471
      Max says:

      Well done; the Go To The Country petition died last week at around 6000 signatures sadly. But we’ve all had a “response” from No.10 which was an invitation to read their latest relaunch brochure. Great. Not.

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  16. 28
    Preseli View says:

    McBride says on the radio that when Gordon found out what was in the e-mails he was so angry that he couldn’t speak. Really? More likely was that GB was so pissed off, that their little game had been rumbled, and was busy trying to think of a way out that wouldn’t involve large dollops of the brown stuff landing on himself.

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    • 31
      Andy Coulson says:

      I did not know anything about the hacking of emails.

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          Captain Pugwash says:

          Nah, nah, nah, nah.

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        • 138
          Dolly's butt plug says:

          Where’s Dolly?

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        • 214
          bandersnatch says:

          I wonder if Dolly has a tub. If so maybe he’s hiding in it. My grandad had a dolly in his dolly tub in his washhouse. The tub was made of zinc, just like a dustbin. You put hot soapy water and dirty washing in it and shoved the soft-headed dolly up and down on top of it… a very primitive machine for washing dirty linen… but not in public.

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      • 94
        Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

        That is really just too dim.

        Hacking emails is pretty hard to do, and seems very unlikely. you seem to have the IT skills of Dolly.
        It seems far more likely that people within the labour party leaked it, because they know who the most damaging pillocks in the labour party really are.

        Fancy a can of aldi specail brew? I’ll buy.

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        • 183
          Linky says:

          They way most tards pick and use passwords, actually make it stupidly easy to hack email accounts.

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        • 416
          Biffo says:

          My money is on someone within Labour disliking McBride & Drooper just about as much as Guido’s readers (apart from the Labour Outreach Trolls) do & passing them on. Hacking email accounts? Drooper bullshit!

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        • 512
          HAL 9000 says:

          Never put in an e-mail something you would not want overheard in a pub.
          An e-mail between Microsoft and IBM on the development of OS/2 went through a cretin computer company in Cupertino as that was the quickest route from Seattle to New York.

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    • 331
      barefootcontessa says:

      His jaw will have dropped though!

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    Postal Vote says:

    If Brown allegedly was so surprised, he must also have been surprised by the fact that Balls used to send up to 20 emails a day to McBride.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6122756.ece

    Unfortunately Guido, since this interview with McBride appeared in The Guardian, it must be a true representation of events. The Guardian does not benefit as much from any public sector jobs adds as other UK newspapers and is frequently referred to by the beeb. There is no better reference than that! Neither has any previous or current minister or labour MP previously worked at The Guardian/The Observer.

    Meanwhile, keep an eye on the postal votes in Norwich later this week!

    PS More than 50% of job adds on The Guardian’s website are government / NHS / council / quango jobs (this must be one of the cleverest schemes that has not been shut down in any mature democracy. Guardian/Observer exchange with labour government / MPs: Kelly, Wagg Prosser, Myners, an MP on the current media select committee. Not to forget Ms Ashley’s father who’s a labour peer, previous MP.

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    • 72
      McGroom says:

      As I said before, Guido and Cameron do not need to get involoved in this poison.

      The Labour Party will eventually get rid of the Brown/Balls/Mandelson triumvirate as the malevolent heart of their downfall.

      The longer Brown, Balls and Mandelson stay in office, the more attractive any alternative will appear and Cameron should not hasten their departure while an election is still far away.

      If McBride is such a smart media practitioner why is he back in the news. Re-opening this can of worms and engineering a campaign against Guido will just fuel column inches on the dark heart of New Labour.

      Bring in on Damian, we would love to see a freedom of information request into your e-mail exchanges with Balls reveal your treachery.

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      • 98
        Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

        It does strike me that MacBride and Draper could have gone about their “business” for longer and in more comfort if they hadn’t been trying to engineer outrage against this blog and dale’s.

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      Polly Toynbee says:

      When I worked for the BBC as social affairs editor, I thought long and hard before becoming a completely mental shrill for the Labour Government & Gordon Brown before joining the Guardian and their ethos & values are sooo axiomatic. Anywho – anyone wanna rent a farmhouse in Tuscany? Plus my chum Willy Hutton has some flats going cheap4u – contact : talkbloodyshite@bollox.drivel.uk

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    • 127
      Postal Vote says:

      Above I mentioned that The Guardian is the standard for as least as possible subjective reporting to which all other media are measured. Hence it must also be a conincidence that this McBride interview appeared at the beginning of the week in which Norwich is going to the polls.

      Mr Fawkes, don’t let your holiday be spoiled by all this, but completely unexpectedly the beeb has now copied the McBride-Gordon-knew-nothing story.

      PS Some bloggers now think that BBC is the acronym for Brown …. ….! Wonder why!

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      • 230
        South of the M4 says:

        Absolutely right. This is all about making Brown appear human and caring by continuing the spin that he knew nothing – and timed for the Norwich by election.
        It is no more than that. Next week it won’t make a sentence in any publication.

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      • 307
        Steve Expat says:

        Fingers crossed the Grauniad should start losing money rather quickly when the non-job adverts die out following the next election.

        Non-job of the day…

        http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/883841/regional-director-for-the-north-west-and-national-lead-for-citizenship-and-permanent-migration/

        The salary – ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND POUNDS – WHAT THE FUCK?

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        • 412
          PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

          You missed this one:

          Strategic Director of Adult Services

          * Employer: MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
          * Contract: Permanent
          * Hours: Full Time
          * Salary: £120k

          [From the blurb] Naturally, we will not be handing this role to just anyone. Your sophisticated understanding of the issues at stake will have been forged by extensive experience; your demonstrable and highly visible leadership skills will enable you to create and drive change and turn policy into real improvements in services for our residents.

          Is this the new NewLabour word, ‘strategic’? Proper scientific jobs, innit?

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        • 504
          Cassandra King says:

          Only those with common purpose/NWO papers need apply, extra consideration given to friends’N’family of newlabour of course.

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        • 513
          HAL 9000 says:

          That non job has been filed. This is still available

          Chief Information Officer, Transformation Directorate

          * Employer: MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
          * Posted: 17 Jul 2009
          * Reference: SRS/ CIO
          * Location: Manchester
          * Industry:
          o Government – Local government
          o Senior executive – Government
          * Contract: Permanent
          * Hours: Full Time
          * Salary: Salary: £78,000

          Ref: SRS/ CIO

          We believe that ICT can be more than just a service: it can be a positive driver for necessary change right across our organisation. That’s why, in this key role, you’ll think transformation first and technology second. Your focus will be on leadership in all aspects of ICT policies, procurement and planning. Strategy will be at the heart of your remit as you promote the use of ICT as a vehicle for inspiring and supporting staff to work in innovative ways. Naturally you’ll have a sound grasp of information management, and your communication and influencing skills will have been honed at board level in a comparably large, diverse organisation. A good understanding of local government working is also essential. Above all you have a proven ability to lead – calmly and confidently, even under pressure – from the front.

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  18. 34
    Andy Coulson says:

    Hacking and blagging is harsh but fair.

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  19. 35

    [...] :: McBride : I’ll Get Guido [...]

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    McBride is a McBellend says:

    McBride’s line is “Brown knew nothing” – a line that seems to be true about everything Brown knows – nothing about the economy, the military, public opinion, what his staff are up to, who’s planning a coup against him etc. etc.

    I think I could hear Mandy’s hands operating the controls…

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    • 38
      McBride is a McBellend says:

      Oh no, he has a family. Darwinism is dead.

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      • 44
        Sir Francis Galton says:

        Survival of the fuckest?

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      • 47
        McBride is a McBellend says:

        Aww, his mum and girlfriend had grief from the press after he resigned – presumably the same kind of grief he hoped Cameron & Osborne’s missus would have had to face if The Red Rag had gone up online.
        Fuck you, McBride, fuck you.

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      • 147
        David Arsenborough. says:

        Note that evolution produced a parasitic worm that can only live by eating the retinas of small children. What kind of a god would do such a thing.

        It has also been suggested that human intellegence was developed to deceive other humans.

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          The Almighty one says:

          Watch your step.

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        • 175
          David Arsenborough. says:

          OK. I take the hint. I shall not walk in west african rivers.

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        • 413
          Budgie says:

          If evolution produced the parasitic worm, then it could hardly have been God. Please make up your mind: if God does not exist it is very difficult to be angry with Him.

          An answer is in “The Problem of Pain” C S Lewis.

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      • 316
        erasmus darwin says:

        in theory real anti social behaviour patterns, evil if you will, has considerable survival value as long as those you seek to oppress don’t unite and shun or otherwise limit your ability to interact with them. It becomes a balance of serving your interests as effectively as possible (disregarding your effects on others, lying, cheating etcetc) and preventing people from knowing what you are doing. Patently our recessive, redheaded protagonist has failed at both of those elements in some form or another and can safely be considered unfit and unworthy of survival.

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    • 256
      Lonesome Dave says:

      The hand that wanks the captain steers the ship, as usual…

      Sounds like a cue for the Rear Admiral of the New Labia project?

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    • 507
      filipinomonkey says:

      So now we know why he will never answer a question…

      Picture this over the breakfast tea and toast.

      S – G darling, would you like marmalade or jam on your toast this morning?

      G – I am working on a range of tasty toast topping based solutions which will be announced at the appropriate time…

      S – Yes but darling, I need to know now whether you want marmalade or jam as the toast is getting cold?

      G – What the public need to know is that I am working tirelessly to solve the global problems of breakfast which incidentally all started in America and threaten the lifestyle of all hardworking families.

      S – Chucks toast in bin and turns on J Kyle show

      G – And furthmore we plan massive 0% rises in the availability of butter, bread, jam and waffles (sic) with maple syrup served country style with spray on cream unlike the Tories who plan to re-introduce ration cards and make Izal bog roll mandatory blah blah blah…

      S – Oh come and look at this family G, they are so disfunctional…

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    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    Pepole – don’t forget just how forgiving SnotMuncher can be when whe wants to. Mandy the unflushable turd was twice disgraced, look where his is now. Similarly the Vain one proudly flaunts his frontbench position despite his terrible memory loss over those pesky 100k donations. Now even Jackboots is making noises about returning.

    This is how it begins – a press release here, an interview there, next its an appearance on QT and before you know it Bruin has forgiven all.

    Mark my words – after McBride we’ll see it start again with Dolly.

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  22. 39
    Tachybaptus says:

    Welcome back, Guido, we were beginning to fear that they’d got you.

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  23. 40
    Fat Tony says:

    Revenge is a dish best served cold.
    I hope Guido had McBride’s in an industrial freezer.

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  24. 41
    Adrian Prole says:

    I think the only way McBride can attack Guido is to attack this blog. Guido, time to consider the trolls that generate bad language from commenters that otherwise have reasoned and civil discussions.

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  25. 42
    Mrs Hardwidge says:

    I’m afraid Charlie may not be his usual self today. He was up all night reading, yes reading! It was a book called ‘A Handbook of Autoerotica”, apparently something to do with classic cars and how exciting they are. He says Jeremy Clarkson is the world expert on Autoerotica so it must be to do with cars. Anyway it must have been really interesting because Charlie stayed up very late and had a very restless night after that. When I took him his Ready Brek this morning he looked really drained poor boy.

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  26. 43
    RavingMad says:

    It’s funny that McBride comes out and try to ‘come clean’ in this manner and at this time. The BBC and the Guardian queing up for the ‘scoop’ of McBride’s confession. At the same time Jon Cruddas and James Purnell are trying to rearrange the deckchairs … and taking a beating for it. Maybe that what McBride needs … a good beating???

    Anyone connected with the New Labour Fascists should also take a beating, at the election of course…..

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    • 84
      Voting Floater says:

      Why wait for the election? Pass out those pickaxe handles, please.

      (I was once on a jury & the case involved a geezer’s bonce getting whacked with one of those. The police photos were X-rated — head like a pumpkin, black and blue and ghastly green, relieved only by the glint of one two-thirds-closed eye and his three remaining teeth. So yes, pickaxe handles will do nicely.)

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    • 345
      barefootcontessa says:

      James purnell was actively preening himself and his new religion on radio 4, A.Marr’s prog. Trying to rewrite history to improve his slimy, greasy, new image. Andrew Marr lapped it all up. Must be dinner party friends.

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    nell says:

    red rag , according to mcbride was going to be “the labour equivalent of guido fawkes” except they realised before launch how unacceptable that would be “and decided not to dirty their hands”

    The trashy little toerag is still smearing and spinning lies for gordon!!

    I hope that school that’s offered him a job now realise that this undesirable, foul mouthed snake, is not the sort of role model you want around children.

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    • 314
      Steve Expat says:

      If anyone here knows a parent or two with kids at that school – a polite word to the head of the governors, the local education authority, OFSTED, the local MP etc might not go amiss.

      I sure as fuck would not want this cnut anywhere near children of mine!

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    Fenman says:

    Enjoy your `rest` and be sure to come back fully invigorated. Your skills will be needed to make sure of “The Fall of the House of Labour and Dicktator(sic)Brown” in the coming months.Can Nadine ensure for an early hearing of her case against McBride

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  29. 51
    Vote vote vote for Jacqui says:

    Please explain to me the beef between Nadine and McBride.

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      no longer anonymous says:

      McBridge made some rather unpleasant allegations about her in an email.

      Nadine went into nuclear mode and threatened legal action.

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  30. 52
    Carlos says:

    The stench of Mandelson hangs heavy over the rather nice armchair ride of an interview that McBride is getting at the moment.

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  31. 55
    Anonymous says:

    It’s all just academic at this stage; nobody believes what McBride says, and nobody believes what Brown says either.

    Everyone knows them both to be evil lying self-serving vindictive bastards, so it really doesn’t matter what either of them say about anything.

    Just look at the Brown lies about the helicopters and it’s a perfect example (openly-lying brown: “the military tell me everything’s fine and they don’t need anything”, moments later the entire military from the chief to the privates tell the media “he’s lying; we’ve repeatedly asked him for new stuff to avoid unnecessary death and he just told us to fuck off”)

    Nobody believes Brown or McBride. When labour finally get kicked out in 2010 all the real stories will come out, and Brown will go down in the history books as the most truly evil PM we’ve ever had, who also managed to cause more damage to the UK economy than all the wars we’ve ever had put together.

    Labour MPs who stood by and allowed all this to happen for the sake of keeping their perks will also go down in the history books as a perfect example of what happens to the country when the majority of MPs don’t care about country and where the electorate are too feeble-minded to physically kick them out via riots and demonstrations when necessary.

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  32. 56
    McBride is a McBellend says:

    5Live Interveiw: McBride denies smearing anyone ever.

    *This just in, Pope denies being Catholic (and being in the Hitler Youth)*

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  33. 58
    Carlos says:

    He’s just said he’s “aspiring to get back in the Civil Service”

    Now that IS funny.

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    • 61
      McBride is a McBellend says:

      He also said he hasn’t been following politics recently… He didn’t know about the Ghurkhas? Or the youtube video?

      Hasn’t he been briefing Brown via text messages?

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      • 124
        Ted Rohan says:

        McBrides girlfriend Balshan Izzet is a civil servant working as press officer for Balls. (see http://waugh.standard.co.uk/2009/07/speaker-bercow-defends-the-honour-of-balshen-izzet.html). We should ask whether she hands over mobile calls from her loved one to Balls in the office on a regular basis.

        If she does, Balls can maintain that McBride has not called him.

        Perhaps Balshan Izzet should be called before a Parliamentary Standards committee to answer questions whether Brown has twice lied at PMQ’s to not having any contact with Damian.

        In the meantime, the smears and lies roll on. I cannot recall of any Western democracy in recent history where the leader of government lies so blatantly to the electorate everytime he opens his mouth.

        If Brown is “a servant of the people” and willing to listen to the electorate, he should go for a walkabout.

        When was the last time Brown actually met a member of the public that was not a public employee (at risk of losing their job for speaking their mind) or selected from the party faithful.

        The electorate needs to get much more vocal that we should not be treated as fools.

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          PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

          Sometimes, just sometimes, the truth is spoken inadvertantly.

          In denying that Balls was the eminence grise behind McBride’s efforts, a spokesman for Balls said: “These allegations are completely fabricated and malevolent nonsense without any foundation in fact….Ed has spent all his time trying to do his best for children and young people. He has always acted in the best interests of the Labour government.”

          So that’s all right then.

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        • 217
          Dr Feelgood says:

          There is one other group. Apart from government employees and party loyalists, the only others he seems to meet are children at scheduled school events with Balls.

          I saw Brown at Kings Cross station shortly before he became PM and he had a moving wall of advisors and plain clothes police around him. It struck me at the time that this was not about security, but about keeping ordinary people at a distance. Given his failure to seek election, he seems to have a profound fear of finding out directly what people think.

          Compare this to Dave who seems happy to cycle the streets and meet real people like a normal human being.

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        • 355
          barefootcontessa says:

          Wonderful watching newlabour fight like rats in a sack.

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        • 456
          McBride is a McBellend says:

          Reminds me of the scene in Goodfellas where the wives have to call and chat about girly stuff for 5 mins until the feds legally have to stop listening, then the wives hand over the phones to the gangsters…. sounds familiar!

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    • 112
      Talwin says:

      “aspiring to get back in the civil service”. Like the poor cow who had the temerity anonymously to slag off Blears’ fraud?

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    • 134
      nell says:

      Does he think gordon can win the GE in 2010 and that he’ll then give him another job?

      That IS funny!

      mcbride and labour are finished – what we’re watching now is the tail end of their political car crash.

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      • 162
        nell says:

        On the other hand there might be a hung parliament, I suppose and if Labour and the Lib Dems form a coalition because of Cameron’s position on Europe the Tories will be out for ever.

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        • 190
          nell says:

          154 you are an imposter –

          I thought we’d agreed last night that you’d go off and join the army – fight with our brave lads in helmand and learn some loyalty and discipline and stuff.

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  34. 60
    Trough Mixture says:

    I thought he was mucking out classrooms after 5C and Bernard Hedges had finished their unsavoury activities. Go into the light Damian ffs.

    ( I’d be well up for it if the whole McLoon gang wanted to settle it with heads hands and feet on College Green one Sunday morning – Co-conspirators v. Broonscum. Place would look like Bosworth afterwards).

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    • 235
      Trevor Brooking says:

      No, that’s Bob Ainsworth. Sounds and looks like Potter the caretaker from Please Sir. And twice as thick.

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      • 360
        barefootcontessa says:

        Ainsworth would be great in a new sitcom, ……… or, a rehash of Dad’s Army!

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  35. 62
    TOO FAR says:

    So McBride has surfaced out of his rat hole! Any government minister including Broon seen to be associating with him will be committing a form of political suicide.

    I don’t think any of them (yes I know they are total fuckwits!) would stoop to that level of stupidity.

    Mc Bride is now a total leper.. with swine flu…. Should be isolated

    Watch it Guildo, he’s a rabid animal cornered, get the first punch in!!!

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  36. 63
    Rant against the Machine says:

    Purnell on Radio 4 this morning admitted that the Left are chasing “Utopia”.

    Such a condition doesnt and never has existed ergo the Policies of the Left are delusional.

    New Labour ” Turning Britain into a LAND FIT FOR HALFWITS ! “

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    • 67
      Lily Allen says:

      Oi ! wot u on about ???

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    • 206
      Lil Olmey says:

      But black is white to them. They’re chasing distopia.

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      • 241
        Trevor Brooking says:

        Not quite correct. Lie Baaah have already achieved dystopia. That always happens under Labour Governments – a consequence of looking after the needs of their client groups as opposed to the country. Remember what allowing the trade unions to run the country in the 70s did for us. And now, in spite of the state of the economy, McMental continues to piss taxpayers money that he doesn’t even have straight up the wall in the vain hope that he might save himself.

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        • 449
          albacore says:

          Gordo the marxist son of the manse
          Is hell-bent on a mission
          If he takes the nation down with him
          He won’t mind crucifixion

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  37. 65
    Courtney Fish says:

    Guido

    Any chance BBC Radio Pravda 5 will give you half an hour’s air time to reply to McLiar?

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  38. 71
    Katie Price says:

    Am gonna sqeam and sqeam and sqeam

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  39. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Am I the only one who thinks a fight between McBride and Guido would be a bit like 2 of the 7 dwarfs battering each other with handbags?

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  40. 77
    nell says:

    Anyone notice how the troll, with multiple names, who has been plagueing the life out of us over the weekend has disappeared whilst mcbride is trawling tv and radio stations this morning?

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  41. 78
    Paul Murphy says:

    There was one thing missing from George Osborne’s cosy Sunday morning chat with Andrew Marr on the BBC, and his subsequent View from Europe interview with George Parker, the FT’s political editor: evidence that this man quite has what it takes to be Britain’s next Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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    • 372
      Anonymous says:

      thats because noone believes he has got what it takes. George Osborne is the one subject which unites all parties and independents in agreeing that he is a disaster waiting to happen. At least Oliver Letwin had a brain.

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  42. 80

    oh this just gets better and better

    Have you seen Brown singing on my blog today? SUbo eat your heart out

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  43. 87
    i am not a troll says:

    smearing what labour do best

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  44. 89
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    Good timing guido. The weather is going to be crap all week.

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  45. 95
    Rant against the Machine says:

    Is it not about time we turned our sights on the utility companies, since they have been robbing us blind and getting away with it !

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    Engineer says:

    Damian McBride – if you read this blog (and I suspect that there is a fair chance that you or or your accolytes do) then hear the thoughts of an ordinary, not-particularly-political middle of the road member of the British public.

    You call this blog scurrilous. Many people post their thoughts on this blog, and I have yet to see any who support your actions, or who feel that your resignation was unfair or unnecessary.

    Your brand of politics stinks. You think it acceptable to spread false rumours about others, to lie, to bully people and to disregard people’s dignity. The smears you planned where vile, disgusting and pathetic, and have no place in British Politics.

    Almost all who post on here want politics to be conducted in an atmosphere of decency, honesty and integrity. You are the antithesis of this.

    You are out of politics, I hope for ever. Go and find a job that is beneficial to society, find out what real people think, and make a useful contribution. Stay out of politics. You are not wanted. Your approach, your attitude and your character are not what ordinary people want to see in political life.

    McBride – shut up, go, disappear, and do not come back.

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    • 110
      barmy army says:

      well put , now come on england !!!!!!!!!

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    • 111
      PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

      ++++applause++++

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    • 118
      nell says:

      Well said Engineer.

      Unfortunately, m*bride, dr*per, whel*n, ba*lls and brown are not interested in the opinions of caring thinking people, because they aren’t caring thinking people themselves.

      They are self serving, takers, spoilers of anything decent, not people who make any worthwhile contribution to society

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    • 129
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      ‘Almost all who post on here want politics to be conducted in an atmosphere of decency, honesty and integrity.’

      Let’s hope so. The site has also got more than its fair share of racist, sexist, homophobic knob-fumblers.

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        I never briefed that darling was for the chop, Tom Bradby, I'm honest Gordon says:

        in your opinion, there you go putting names to peoples opinions, what name shall we give you?

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      • 155
        Anonymous says:

        is democracy only for you?

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    • 145
      I never briefed that darling was for the chop, Tom Bradby, I'm honest Gordon says:

      the trouble is you are a decent person and what you say in your comment, many people will agree with but you are not dealing with like minded people. You see they couldn’t care less what you or any one else thinks. If they did, then they would not have done what they did in the first place. You have to remember that they are all about POWER and not relinquishing it at ANY COST!.

      You wouldn’t try to fight a nuclear war with a stick would you? British politics had never seen the likes of these shits before so you have to fight fire with fire, no pussy footing about here, there is too much at stake, and they know it. Expect things to get worse the nearer the election becomes.

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    • 223
      Dr Feelgood says:

      Applause

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    • 278
      Trevor Brooking says:

      Bravo Engineer. I could’t agree more: but remember, this is Lie Baaaah, and like all previously disgraced Labour shitbags, they’re brought back in some shape or form to serve the party when they think everyone else has forgotten why they were removed in the first place, e.g. Mandelson, Hain, and Campbell.

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    • 285
      Pontius The Pilot says:

      Well said, bravo.

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    • 325
      Steve Expat says:

      Post of the day there, well said Engineer!

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      • 485
        thick as thieves says:

        for fucks sake steve shut the fuck up.
        everything was going so well for engineer, I thought his comment was a bit oafish but I held my tongue and everyone else seemed to enjoy it so everything was going just great.
        until you, you fucking skanky smackhead tramp, went and opened your big gobby tramp mouth and you said it was the post of the day. you jinxed engineer right there you c’unt.
        no-one is going to say now that they like the same thing as a crackhead tramp wanker like you, steve.
        you just went and ruined it.
        same old steve innit, same old fucking stupid tramp steve.
        fuck off to conservativehome you reject, we have had more than enough of your hobo bullshit here already thankyou very much.
        TRAMPS NOT WELCOME
        FUCK OFF STEVE EXPAT YOU CRACKHEAD TORY TRAMP!
        BORING C’UNT!
        don’t anybody give steve any change he will only etc…….

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        • 498
          Steve Expat says:

          Gat a life you twat, do you really have nothing better to do than make personal insults?

          For the record, I’m not a Tory member, and certainly not a ‘tramp’ as you keep referring to me

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      barefootcontessa says:

      Well said! Eng.

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  48. 103
    Prescott's fat belly says:

    McPoison has just been interviewed on Radio 5. He came over as a right twat.

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  49. 107
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Please!
    The blog is scurrilous.
    What are you trying to do?

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  50. 108
    Porky Pies MP says:

    Put some salt on McBride it’s usually deadly to that species.

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  51. 109
    Derek Draper says:

    Why don’t you have a McBride tag?

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  52. 113
    Odds Bodkins says:

    I get the impression you haven’t finished with McBride yet, more juicy to come.

    Take his pants down Guido.

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  53. 114
    righty right wing (mrs) says:

    What utter scum the BBC are.

    If McBride had been a Tory engaged in the politicas of the gutter obn the public ticket the BBC would be all over them like a rash.

    The BBC: Waste Money & Flag Wave for Gordon. Its what we do.

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    • 192
      The BBC says:

      It’s in our D-N-A

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      English Liberation Front says:

      And don’t show the Ashes. Bastards.

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    • 500
      Croesus says:

      Yes, but you had James Purnell (who?) and the spluttering fool Hattersley to look forward to on the BBC’s flagship news program. Main story, ages of coverage.

      Given that Labour came fourth in the Euro-elections I wonder why we weren’t getting the inside story on the LibDems or UKIP rather than this failed rabble whose main competition these days is either Respect or the BNP.

      That’s BBC balance for you!

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  54. 115
    Paul Murphy says:

    The Tories’ are due to publish their 52-page ‘Plan for sound banking’ later on Monday. It promises to be a shallow read.

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  55. 116
    Hugh Janus says:

    Self-serving ‘please forgive me so that I can worm my way back into No10′ bullsh1t from McPoison. These nasty little creeps have absolutely no shame do they? And the Beeb is doing it’s level best to rehabilitate him. No surprise there then.

    Talking of smears, I was stunned by Ainsworth’s insistence over the weekend that there should be no (more?) smears against Gen Dannett. It’s come to something when a Sec of State has to issue such an order. Presumably under NuLiebour smearing anyone who gets in your way is a perfectly normal and routine practice unless you are told otherwise? This speaks volumes about this despicable shower of sh1t called a government.

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      righty right wing (mrs) says:

      Its the Stalinist way.

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    • 168
      PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

      From Mr Dale’s Diary…

      “The spotlight, according to MoD sources, is falling on Kevan Jones, a Brown loyalist and close friend of chief whip Nick Brown.

      Jones was sent to the MoD at the reshuffle before last to “mind” John Hutton and report back on his activities. He had got “history” with the MoD, having fiercely criticised them as a backbencher for extravagence and being a department full of upper class twits. Indeed, many thought it was a bit of a cruel joke on Brown’s part to appoint one of the MoD’s fiercest critics to the post where he would have to defend it.”

      And from theyworkforyou:

      How Kevan Jones voted on key issues since 2001 [extract]:

      * Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards.
      * Voted very strongly for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws.
      * Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
      * Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
      * Voted very strongly for replacing Trident.

      And there you have it, the quintessential Brownite.

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    • 442
      Biffo says:

      Seems to me Gen. Dannett is talking an awful lot of sense. anyway, anyone in their right mind hearing a smear about him will know that it’s that sad old loser Gordoom behind it trying to insist black is white

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  56. 117
    Ritter says:

    This morning’s full length interview is up on the 5 live website:

    McBride and Prejudice
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/victoriaderbyshire/2009/07/mcbride_and_prejudice.shtml

    or here

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8158737.stm

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  57. 119
    The Moderator says:

    The Tories’ are due to publish their 52-page ‘Plan for sound banking’ later today. It promises to be a shallow read.
    Paul the FT Murphy

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      Croesus says:

      Well if the world’s worst paper thinks it’s shallow maybe it’s worth reading. The FT on a par with the Daily Mirror for political insight and analysis, and the sports coverage is worse.

      The FT (unlike the WSJ) does nothing apart from repeat corporate and government press releases. Its editorial policy appears to be “Grovel and repeat”.

      The sooner Bloomberg puts the crappy rag out of its misery the better.

      This is what Murphy had to say: “In truth, oversight of the City has been in more or less constant crisis since the Thatcher government reforms in the mid-1980s.”

      Funny, I seem to remember that the Bank did rather well over the Barings and BCCI cases, that the volume of business went through the roof, that London overtook New York and saw off the risble attempts of Frankfurt and Paris in the 80s and 90s. It also increased employment massively and gave us just about the only world class industry we have.

      But of course the “tripartite agreement” which the FT seems to thinks is a great thing has brought us … Northern Rock, Lloyds TSB and those wonderfully run Scottish banks. Not to mention the clever oversight of AIG’s financial wing.

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    Ritter says:

    Link to the interview with Victoria Derbyshire on this mornings 5 live:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/victoriaderbyshire/2009/07/mcbride_and_prejudice.shtml

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      TOO FAR says:

      Just listened to some of the interview.
      The man is a total disgrace to the human race…. Love to know how much, if any, he got for that interview.
      How the twat had the nerve to do it shows what a shameless arsehole he is. It does show how seriously flawed Broons judgement is for “employing” him in the first place. AND I BET WE PAYED HIS WAGES AS WELL……. FFS I’m realy pissed off with shit for brains lot we have in No. 10.

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        PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

        A listener asked how much he had been paid and was emphatically told he had received no payment.

        So, whether he did or not, the ‘right’ answer to the question is No, we wouldn’t pay this man, not ever.

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    • 330
      Steve Expat says:

      There’s a few interesting comments on Ms Derbyshire’s blog – let’s just say that “Mr McBride” isn’t the Beeb’s moderator this morning… ;-)

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  60. 123
    Anonymous says:

    Has McBride got a job then? There’s hope for everybody if so.

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  61. 125
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Even in the first five minutes McBride’s interview is so full of blatant contradictions that there’s still plenty of mileage in this. Perhaps Mr McBride should listen again to prepare his next round of explanations.

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    • 135
      Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau says:

      Not now Kato!
      It was not a live interview and was carefully construsted. There were no contradictions.

      It’s aim was to point out that the Murdoch press put the smears in to the public domain using in part tried and tested hacking and blagging.

      It has achievedthat aim.

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    • 432
      RavingMad says:

      don’t ya just love the in-depth, challenging questions, probing the correctness of his ranswers….time to shut down the BBC….and burn the Guardian

      Like

  62. 126
    Honest Injun says:

    Osborne getting kicked on the FT.

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  63. 131
    Blinky's Puppet says:

    Hmmm – he is going for a job in a school.

    Hmmm – who runs schools just now.

    Hmmm – coincidence ?

    Like

    • 139
      righty right wing (mrs) says:

      Indeed.

      But of course Blinky “barely knew McBride”………

      Ha. Ha. Ha.

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    • 199
      uddingly orrible says:

      He’ll need a clean bill of ‘ealth from Harpic Harriet Hateveryone and her Safeguarding Quango of 6 million two hundred and twenty two of the Liebour righteous then.

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  64. 132
    Engineer says:

    Haddin ct. Collingwood b. Flintoff

    Four to go….

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  65. 133
    Infamy, they've all got it in for me says:

    O/T

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8158420.stm

    Best stick with my polluting petrol car then. Nissan has just been doomed.

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    • 277
      Anonymous says:

      MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT – BBC

      350 Jobs to be created.

      That’s 0.006% of the UK unemployment problem sorted then.
      Front page – major announcement stuff indeed.

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      • 289
        Trevor Brooking says:

        Two points – first, were they in the public sector or the BBC? Second, did they announce how many jobs have been lost today elsewhere – like they used to do when the Tories were in power? Like fuck…..

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    • 407
      Pontius The Pilot says:

      They’re already fucked, they’re run by the French.

      Note how McBroon can turn up at a Labour heartland in the fucking North East for a car plant with an overseas owner and underwrite the loan… but he cant show up at, or underwrite loans to:

      1) Jaguar Land Rover
      2) Vauxhall
      3) LDV
      4) Rover

      and do anything about the THOUSANDS of jobs lost at those sites over the last 12 years….

      Funny that…. NOT.

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  66. 146
    This is not an aspirational handle says:

    Reads like a pathetic attempt by the Grauniad-AljaBeeba axis to resurrect the tired phone hacking story into an ass-kicking zombie. McPoison v Coulson – deary me. And musn’t overlook McPoison v Guido. Wot a larf. At least in the new job McPoison will have lots of time to keep up with Guido – hey maybe even do some quality trolling.

    Yet again I imagine Dacre looking at this Graun story and smiling inwardly at just how good his picture editor is compared to the twat they employ at the Graun. Glover is correct – McPoison really does look like he just got out of Wormwood Scrubs. Meanwhile Coulson (check bottom of webpage – likely some Graun lackey will pull the pic shortly) looks good, very good. Mista Coolson.

    The zanu liebore claque does take things very badly when they’re not going well. Victims… compensation… wasn’t me guv… a bigger boy did it and ran away… now they’re teasing me… started in America… can’t get a life cuz it’s not my fault I’m here… on and on and on.

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  67. 157
    The Wasp says:

    What a terribly sad tale Damien spins.

    Firstly, who cares?
    Secondly, would you want this guy anywhere near Education? What is he going to teach children? How to bully and smear?

    Why he didn’t just pull the grenade pin and tell everyone that Gordon knew all along I don’t know. He would have got back some credibility then.

    Good to see the BBC and the Guardian hooking up again. I really hope Cameron cancels the License Fee and tells the BBC to compete in the real world.

    In the words of Alan Partridge, the BBC is moribund…

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  68. 161
    The Wasp says:

    The story also sounds like a diversionary tactic to lead papers away from Gordon Brown’s politics killing 18-year old troops.

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      mad fred 2 para retired says:

      McBride was paid £100,000 a year of taxpayers money to bully, smear & threaten on behalf of McStalin.

      Obviously in the New Labour scheme of things x1 Damien Mcbride is worth x6 British Squaddies.

      I am incensed that the BBc “journalist”, & we have to use the term in relation to BBc journalists in its loosest of all contex now, gave Browns vicious henchman such an easy ride.

      I wonder when New Labout will announce McBrides Lordship for his future services to “edukashun”?

      New Labour b_____ds.

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      • 182
        Andy Coulson says:

        I’m geting four hundred and fifty thousand from Lord Ashcroft.

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        • 191
          Andy Hornby says:

          I’m getting quite a nice pay packet from Boots as well. It definitely pays to help destroy the country rather than defend it!

          Thanks, Gordon!

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        • 195
          mad fred 2 para retired says:

          So what?

          Thats not taxpayers money.

          You are such an arse Jonty.

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        • 196
          Fred the Shred says:

          That’s all ‘small beer’ compared to the lovely pension I got thanks to Gordon’s brilliant decisions

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        • 201
          The Wasp says:

          To make any real money you need to lodge a racial discrimination claim against the Police.

          Nice little earner that.

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        • 338
          Steve Expat says:

          Good on you Andy – that’s Lord Ashcroft’s money and he’s free to do what he likes with it! It only becomes a problem when taxpayers’ money is used for party spin doctors…

          Fingers crossed there’s enough left in the pot to make sure that Tories get a fair hearing in the coming months.

          Hopefully we’ll start to see some Tory policies start to leak out while the MPs are away, if for no other reason than to keep the front pages doing something useful during the “Silly Season”

          .

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        • 426
          tat says:

          yes steve, he can do whatever he likes with his tax free cash.
          er, hold on a minute though, he did say he would pay tax if he was made a lord.
          and he has been made a lord so is he paying tax to the exchequer?
          NO HE IS NOT! WHAT A LYING PIECE OF TAX EVADING TORY SCUM!
          and you are a scum tory tramp steve.
          end of story.
          I have only one word to say to you steve the tramp – tamiflu.

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      • 187
        Gordon Brown says:

        McBride’s worth 6 squaddies while we are fighting an important war against opponents of the Labour Party.

        The war in Eurasia continues.

        Comrade Milburn is hard at work social engineering as well so forget the mothers and fathers of dead soldiers and hail the real heroes of the country, Milburn and Harman.

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  69. 165
    Anonymous says:

    No one is anonymous or otherwise on any blog. Don’t forget IP addresses can be traced. As has been the case recently. You may have read that some people have been bad mouthing the london olympics on various blogs. To cut a long story short, it seems that some of the PR companies involved in the London olympics have been counter acting these comments and leaving commnets on the blogs in support of the olympics. The owner of the blog was able to trace the comments back to the PR people from a government department no less.

    So Guido ain’t stupid, he knows whose posting and who is impersonating too, unfortunatley you don’t!

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    • 172
      Anonymous says:

      Too right Smashy
      Fair enough Smiley

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    • 343
      Steve Expat says:

      I’d say the owner of this blog doesn’t care too much about anti-government sentiment!

      I’d also say that he’s more likely than not got a list of known government IP addresses to run against the server logs from time to time, if he feels like it!!

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  70. 166
    The PM shouldn't be disturbed but this cunt is says:

    And so the latest NuLabour vermin exposed as hate filled liars, and deceivers begin to regenerate themsleves again, much like Little Lord Sodomite, and Blunkett et al.
    McFilth and Drooper are both seeking to re-enter Politics, so it naturally follows the filth at the Beeb will be right behind them, giving all the air time they can manage

    What is it about these Labourites that they have so much contempt for anyone but their own wretched little clique that no matter how often their lies and deceptions are exposed they keep coming back?

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    • 228
      bergen says:

      These people genuinely believe that they alone are right and if we do not agree with them then there is something wrong with us.It is the old Soviet Union mindset-if you disagree then you are mad and will be placed in a mental hospital.Further,anything which they do is therefore done for the best and must be protected accordingly and any lies evasions or corruptions to that end are justifiable.

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  71. 170
    Guy says:

    Bonjour,

    Un grand bravo pour votre place au top50

    Voici le lien pour voir ce classement :

    http://www.lameilleureinfo.fr/top-50-des-blogs-europeens/

    Encore Bravo !

    Guy

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  72. 179
    Gordon Brown says:

    Well done to Damien for owning up. If you remember I took full responsibility by removing the person responsible. You can trust me, I never tell lies and it started in America.

    We’ll be out of the recession in 2035 and it will be a return to boom and not bust. I will govern you all from my Cryogenic chamber held 100 miles underground at the Holyrood Nuclear Bunker.

    With all the free time Damien’s had off, semen production has once again risen for the sixth consecutive month. Readers of the Guardian and Political Editors of the BBC will be sent their free sample of “McBride Man Milk” to put in their fat free Latte or Victory Gin.

    Welcome back, Comrade McBride, and good luck on helping to educate our children with your strong moral compass.

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    • 422
      PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

      I feel sick.

      And I have wondered, from time to time, if fellatio is compatible with vegetarianism.

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  73. 181
    Rant against the Machine says:

    Charlie Wheelan’s wizard Wheeze of being presented as Gordon Browns “ex” Spin Doctor in recent years has indeed served him well. Such a clever disguise has allowed the media to have him on all over the place in the form of a “neutral” when all the time he was working and spinning flat out For Gordon behind the lines. How the Media fell for this is beyond me. The are either incredibly stupid and niave or complicit!

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    • 194
      The Wasp says:

      Neither. The BBC are in the hands of the Labour Party and are simpy a spin machine for Labour and Palestine.

      They don’t like Jews or Yanks much at the BBC….

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    • 294
      Trevor Brooking says:

      Complicit and worse. Some of them originally had to do this in order to get a story and then went native, but this doesn’t excuse the BBC. Just look at all the other lefty meedja types that appear on the BBC with monotonous frequency…… in particular, Sir Michael Shite and Kevin McGuire, with only an occasional token cameo from the Telegraph’s Andrew Pearce.

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  74. 188
    McBride of Wankenstain says:

    It’s alive!

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  75. 189
    Damian the inebriated spin man says:

    Pish off Fawkes… hic .

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  76. 204
    Engineer says:

    Clarke b. Swann

    Three to go….

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  77. 209
    Anonymous says:

    what kind of example are you to Cathlic boys?

    A fairly typical one, to judge from the Catholics I’ve known personally and from the conduct of Catholics in public life.

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  78. 212
    Engineer says:

    Hauritz b. Flintoff

    Two to go….

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  79. 213
    P1 says:

    Any chance of finding our how McBride’s R% and Gaurdian interviews were set up? Who approached whom?

    Surely, if McBride had any self-awareness left he would have kept his head down and moved on in life saying nothing. As it is, his performance and multiple “yer knows” leave more questions than were answered. Eg How close was Balls to this operation? Incidentally, has Balls gone back to work at “Kids n schools” now, or is he still standing on the Treasury steps as he told all his civil servants?

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    • 238
      McGroom says:

      I think Iain Dale has this right.

      The reason McBride has stuck his head above the parapet is revealed in the Evening Standard quote. see http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23721384-details/McBride+admits+Brown+and+Blairite+spin+battle/article.do

      “Mr McBride revealed that he wrote potentially explosive diaries following his resignation as Mr Brown’s communications chief and has not ruled out making them public”.

      Damian has obviously been very busy writing his memoirs to re-fund the pension he lost when he was sacked.

      When the Labour Party finally gathers the courage to evict Brown, Balls and Mandelson you can guarantee Damian’s account of events will emerge swiftly afterwards.

      Much as we dislike the man, it is a guaranteed best seller, as we will all buy it, unlike Blair, Campbell or Brown’s account of events.

      Could be the best inside story since Janet Jones’ “Labour of Love” or Rawnsley’s “Servant of the People”

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  80. 220
    Ten good people in New labour? I think not says:

    If McPoison and Dolly are Gordon’s moral compass bearers, little wonder then that New Labour has become a modern day Soddon and Gomorrah

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      Sir William Waad says:

      It’s nice of him use his late father in an attempt to gain sympathy. That sort of thing gives me a lump in my throat. Excuse me, I’ll just sick it up…..

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      • 322
        Anonymous says:

        He’s seen that constant references to his late father works well for Gordon. Next thing will be ” I had a letter the other day from (etc, ad nauseam)”

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        • 454
          Biffo says:

          I don’t actually think Gordon’s comments about his Old Man give the impression he wants any longer ‘right from wrong’, ‘moral compass’ etc – I now just think that the elder Brown was a lying thieving cnut too – a doppleganger for Gordon

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  82. 224
    GORDON says:

    Shut the fuck up Mcbride, haven’t you done enough damage.

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  83. 226
    What a Shower of Shit says:

    Damian – re:you BBC interview- you sound like a dodgy bloke who came to my door once offering to tarmac my drive. I last saw him on “Rogue Traders”.

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  84. 229
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      Sir William Waad says:

      Osborne is right that we need to scrap the FSA in its present form. It is a consumer protection organisation that has been told to take on banking regulation, Dad’s Army against a Panzer division. Bankers apparently treat it as a joke. It would better to let it go back to consumer protection and insist that the Bank of England actually regulates banks.

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      • 354
        Sir William Waad says:

        Mind you having now read the FT article I see that Osborne is talking captrap about the FSA. What a waste of time and money.

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        • 394
          Pontius The Pilot says:

          Sir Will, have you been spoofed???

          Who the feck is this Paul Murphy anyway??? One mans opinion and it sounds like its being subsidised by NLHQ….

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  85. 231
    Anonymous says:

    Osborne getting rough ride at FT.

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    • 390
      Pontius The Pilot says:

      Kinda get the feeling no-one gives a flying fuck, Anon….

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      • 401
        Masters of the Universe says:

        They do.

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      • 403
        Jane Merrick says:

        Mr Osborne refused to repeat Mr Coulson’s denial. And in remarks which could trigger speculation that the Tory leadership could pull support from Mr Coulson if his story evaporates, Mr Osborne referred to his colleague in the past tense.

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        • 425
          Pontius The Pilot says:

          The Coulson story is a dead horse. No matter how much you keep flogging it, it aint gonna get up, its dead.

          And if anyone does give a fuck…. they’re hiding pretty well. Cant see ‘em around here anywhere….? Hello…..?

          Anyone?

          Anybody give a flying fuck about Paul Murphy or Coulson?

          Hellooooooooooo?

          ………………………Nope.

          Silence.

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  87. 234
    Engineer says:

    Siddell b. Flintoff

    One to go….

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  88. 237
    The Master says:

    McBride doomed to spin his way out of this. No mention of Blinky Balls and all the emails they used to exchange. Will Nadine really go ahead with legal action…..somehow I doubt it

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  89. 244
    uddingly orrible says:

    OT but just such predictable New Liebour control freakery…..

    “Guards to protect swine flu drugs at secret locations
    Ring of steel set up around NHS supplies of Tamiflu in London with security guards brought in to protect the medication” – http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/news/

    “Ring of steel!” heaven preserve us.

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    • 259
      Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

      So. In brief – NHS have a theiveable product, and they’re trying to make people not steal it.

      Whatever will they think of next. A win-win situation for tabloid journalism if someone did steal it though.

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    • 264
      Sir William Waad says:

      It might have been better just to post a supply of Tamiflu to every household with instructions on when and how to use it. Nobody misses out, no rings of steel required and no risk of cross-infection at the distribution centres.

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    • 283
      This is not an aspirational handle says:

      What is this Tamiflu that needs guarding – magic bullets to kill all gorgons? printing press for £50 notes? elixir of life? Downing St emails? Obama’s birth certificate? Snake oil?

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      • 324
        Anonymous says:

        Is Goldsmith’s original Opinion there too?

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      • 342
        Courtney Fish says:

        The company Gilead Inc. holds the Tamiflu licence although I believe Roche manufacture the product. It’s interesting to see George Schultz, the ex US Defence Secretary is on the board of Gilead and Donald Rumsfeld was a board member until a few years ago with a large shareholding.

        How many other politicians including Obama and Gordon Brown have shares in this company too?

        Tamiflu looks like a scam for politicos to print their own money while they attempt to cause panic in the population for control purposes.

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        • 353
          Steve Expat says:

          Well said – sounds like the drug companies, the media and authoratatian governments all in this together – and don’t discount the possibility of Broon using the Civil Contingencies Act to impose Cabinet rule and postpone the next election to get a few more months of the craven power…

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    • 306
      Be gone Gordon! says:

      Looks like paving the way for an excuse for McSnot to impliment the Civil Contingencies Act and cling to the desk in Downing Street for another 5 years – Beware!!

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  90. 248
    Engineer says:

    Johnson b. Swann

    All out.

    Five wickets for Flintoff.

    First time England have beaten Australia in a Test Match at Lord’s since 1934.

    Engand 1 Austalia 0 – three to play.

    OOHHH YYYYEEEEESSSSS!!!!!

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    • 250
      barmy army says:

      BARMY ARMY BARMY ARMY well bowled freddie and the rest of the lads

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    • 284
      Trough Mixture says:

      I had to have a sit down Eng. As I was already sitting down, I sat for a bit longer.

      Fred’s top lad, TaT deludes himself.

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      • 369
        tat says:

        fred may be a top lad but
        I AM TOP BOY NOW STAY SAT DOWN TROUGH MIXTURE YOU OLD SLAG!
        DO NOT GET UP OUT OF YOUR SEAT OR YOU WILL GET A SLAP FROM TOP BOY!
        I AM TALKING ABOUT THE REAL TOP BOY NOT SOME FELLA WHO DRESSES ALL IN WHITE.
        WHAT A PONCE!
        SHUT IT TROUGH IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.
        YOU DIRTY SLAG!
        CHEEKY CHEEKY!
        goodness me all this shouting takes it out of you. I’m going to have a nice cup of tea now.

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      • 462
        Trough Mixture says:

        Quite simply Pavlovian.

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        • 486
          thick as thieves says:

          er no, not really, more group dynamics.
          but I suppose your mention of my moniker could be considered to be a kind of inverse pavlovian situation where you hoped for an intellectual treat from the great tat and by using my name instead of a bell you got the result you desired.
          woof woof.
          good boy!
          clever boy – you got your treat!
          Jesus wept…

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    • 290
      Granma Wuffles says:

      HAPPY DAY!!!! Something worth celebrating!!!!

      Bonjour Guido, you want me to take off my pinny and sort out that unpleasant little Draper person while you on your hols? I will make him CRY…..

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      • 358
        Bingo Spittle says:

        “The prime minister, Gordon Brown, has paid tribute to England’s cricketers after they won the Second Test at Lords.

        “Mr Brown, who was personally lifting 10,000 children out of poverty while on a visit to Harrogate, said that Freddie Flintoff was an inspiration to young British cricketers everywhere.

        “‘I spoke to Lord Fred this morning and promised him a knighthood if Britain regain the Ashes. Obviously, I am getting on with the job but I shall make sure I jump on the Ashes bandwagon if Britain are doing well. And, obviously, the BBC will repeat each of my comments at the top of every news bulletin. Vote Labour.'”

        “The prime minister’s wife, Sarah Brown, also paid tribute to England while hosting a private dinner for Fleet Street editors at Number 10.

        “‘Gordon and I are lifelong cricket fans. He enjoys relaxing by bowling bouncers with Nokias at Downing Street staff and he always likes to be informed when Britain’s bowlmen have caught out a wicket or Freddie Strauss has kicked a century. Cricket is in our family’s blood. A day at a Test match at Wembley is like paradise for me, my husband and the kids. Vote Labour.’

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  91. 252
    RavingMad says:

    McBride’s a bit of poo

    And well done freddie – you got Haddock, Horrible and Piddle – well done that lad!!

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  92. 261
    Multiple Miggs says:

    I am getting the usual waft!

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  93. 265
    CFC Boys Club says:

    That’s CathOlic, Guido .

    What kind of an example is that to Kaflik boys ?

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    • 496
      UK Fred says:

      A better one than many of the Holy Fathers from Ireland, or moved from parish to parish by Murpphy-OConnor would have given them.

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  94. 270
    Disappointed says:

    Never mind all that, where’s the Rich and Mark cartoon? Have they gone on holiday?

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  95. 271

    The mass psychology versus the party psychology of the right have crashed, and the left of centre train is in tune with the underlying national and global economic flow. That means developing success and society from the ground up is where it’s at. The right don’t naturally get this so have a problem.

    People talk of change but as any Buddhist knows, you can’t change the world, only yourself. Buddhism says: “Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” If you want change you have to wake up to change and the potential of change in yourself.

    Let go, sweetie.

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    • 282
      righty right wing (mrs) says:

      Grasshopper, if you recognise that the candle is fire, then the meal was cooked sometime ago.

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    • 299

      You do a great spoof (as if a socialist would support ground up solutions!), but you post too often.

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    • 321
      South of the M4 says:

      “…. developing success from the ground up…” ‘aint what is happening Charles. Credibility lost then.

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    • 375
      barefootcontessa says:

      So, you’ve surfaced at last Charles! Thought you were in ‘conference’ with damian, taking your orders for the day.

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  96. 275
    Penfold says:

    Scum always floats to the top.

    Let’s all hope that Damian gets some dosh for his diaries and stays long enough at his school job for the writs to be served and then be fiscally flensed.

    Perhaps Nadine’s court case can go fishing and get some truthful answers whilst he’s in the box and under oath. That should finish him off for good.

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    • 458
      Biffo says:

      Do hope he’ll be CRB checked & has to answer all the intrusive questions from the ISA too. Wouldn’t want him or Brown near my kids.

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  97. 287
    Curses says:

    McBride comes out with this crap today, the BBC throwing a LOT of time at the Swine Flu non-story in the news, lots of talk about the cricket……. let’s assume that TODAY is the day New Labour will be letting slip that damning economic data showing New Labour has managed to overspend in virtually every government department.

    In other news, Gordon Brown and his bum mate Lord Mandy visit the Nissan car plant in Sunderland, to give them the blessing of….. the Gordon curse.

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  98. 292
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    McFired
    You ae out of your league

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  99. 297
    Jimmy says:

    “They had been unable to locate him until now…”

    And you know that because she told you?

    How sweet.

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  100. 302
    Ronald McDonald says:

    Dear Mr McFired
    I am pleased to offer you a position as one of our front of house customer service interface employees.
    Always remember to ask each customer
    “Would you like extra lies?”

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  101. 311
    Sir William Waad says:

    In memory of Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man and a survivor of the Great war, who die on Saturday:

    “War’s stupid. Nobody wins. You might as well talk first. You have to talk last anyway.”

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    • 381
      nell says:

      Interesting piece in the Daily Mail today about how Mr Allingham was awarded two illustrious medals by the French for his service to anglo-french relations.

      And yet, even though Labour was requested by the House of Lords to consider him for an MBE in the last Honours List – 10 Downing Street did nothing except award those honours to hangers-on and bags of wind.

      Trash government we have – they never appreciate anything or anyone of genuine value.

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      • 389
        nell says:

        Mind you everyone and his aunt has a medal in France, so it’s not a fair comparison really.

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      • 459
        Biffo says:

        Anyone of Henry Allingham’s ilk would be a great threat to Labour – brave, honorable, honest, loved his country & was willing to put his life on the line for it. How very NOT NuLabour. Rest in Peace, Sir – you were a hero.

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  102. 318
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    I like this photo, perhaps the guardian picture dept are taking the piss selecting this one.

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    • 323
      nell says:

      Gordon has obviously let ShaunW back into his inner circle.

      Like

      • 328
        Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

        Wow. political. I was thinking more along the lines on trying to blame each other for a fart.

        Like

        • 333
          nell says:

          Perhaps we could have this for a caption competition since we aren’t going to get a Rich and Mark today?!

          Like

      • 380
        barefootcontessa says:

        He’s been there for ages, was his idea to bash the tories with the 10% fiasco. Once a traitor always a traitor, he’s buttering up the gorgon to get himself in to the lords.

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  103. 329
    Harry 'Snapper' Organs says:

    I’ll get you Dinsdale!

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  104. 337
    Dirty Rat says:

    Shoot him Mr Mannering, go on shoot him!

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  105. 346
    Yosimete Dam says:

    I’ll be back Fawkes. And I won’t be a-playin’ marbles neither!

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  106. 352
    Porky Pies MP says:

    Sorry to digress from the fat toad McBride but does anybody else feel like as if they are in a sort of limbo land awaiting the next election and thinking anything positive or even important isn’t going to happen until then.

    I hear and read the news etc, but it all seems like we’re in a sort of Alice in Wonderland holding pen until Brown puts paid to the dream by calling an election. And I’m desperate to see the obnoxious Mandelson kicked out of power and reduced to a decorative but useless prat on the Lords’ benches.

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    • 423
      backwoodsman says:

      Just consider how much more damage nulab can inflict on the country in that period, with their vindinctive scorched earth policy !
      See the articles in the ST about them attacking private schools through one of their loony left quangos.

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  107. 356
    Wilt says:

    An alternative to burning Guy Fawlks is the burning (in real life) :-) (not really) of Damian McBride as he re-enters (despite his assertions otherwise) of politics. DORK. Guido Fawks (or Guy Fawks) is on his case here:

    http://order-order.com/2009/07/20/mcbride-ill-get-guido/

    Read and listen on the BBC website here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8158483.stm

    Listen to his unconvincing (Mcbride) interview via the above article by clicking on the radio 5 interview (excellent) link in the above BBC article.

    Me thinks Damian (aka) McPoison and reminicent of The Omen needs a few (was it five?) old testiment/masonic daggers inserted into his heart and then burnt at the stake – but only after having first his bollocks removed and stuffed in his gob. After all, he talks bollocks, not unlike misunderstood Gordon and total pillock Ed Balls, both like McBride being evil bastards.

    Wilt

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  108. 373
    Damian McBride says:

    Two, no, make that three deep fried mars bars, four cans of special brew and a bottle of vodka.
    This is the life!

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  109. 379
    Moley says:

    Link to blog which debunks lies about the Government report on the allocation of social housing.

    Another barefaced labour lie.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100003962/lying-is-not-the-way-to-defeat-the-bnp/

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  110. 386
    Captain Mainwaring says:

    Oh yes they do.

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  111. 392
    Grumpy git says:

    I am of the opinion that the political world today is made up of big shits and little shits.
    The big shits spin us into unnecessary wars and financial ruin. The little shits try to serve their masters by using leaks, smear and innuendo.
    McBride is very silly little shit. He should embrace obscurity, before it embraces him.

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    • 397
      Shrivelled Old Git says:

      There’s more to McBride than most people realise.
      How can he get so much space and air time.
      Is Andy Coulson about to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee tomorrow?
      Are the hacking of Draper’s emails and Coulson’s links with hacking being conflated?
      Can dogs lick their genitals?

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    • 450
      McBride's slug pellets says:

      The Tories would be most upset if I went into obscurity

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  112. 415

    Having recoiled at the weight of coverage given to Mcbridie (all the pies wot fit) it’s clear he’s done a publishing deal and possibly a deal/threat with the Labour machine. He’ll hold off publishing until after the General Election, but you have to takie me back into the fold. Continue to blank me and I publish just as the GE campaign is getting underway. Expect him to be taken back in as a Mandy drone heading up some obscure think tank…….aaaaagh Burnham just getting up in house on swine flu we are all dooooooomed..

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  113. 419
    Irn Bru Snorter says:

    If I heard ANYONE saying “y’know” as many times as he does in that interview, be it a car salesman or someone in the financial or property world, my “lying bastard” alarm would be sounding full blast and I would be taking my business elsewhere.
    It’s hard to believe that he ever had a job in any sort of advisory/communications capacity whatsoever, especially in senior government!

    He sounds like a shifty East End crook from those old cheap Ealing Studio films.

    Astonishing.

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    • 439
      Anonymous says:

      Indeed. It’s a measure of McSnoteater’s judgem of character that one as shifty, incoherent and inconsistent as MacPoison ever got anywhere near the heart of Downing Street. If this is the intellectual quality of Liebour’s luvvie advisors, little wonder the country is morally and financially bankrupt.

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    • 461
      Biffo says:

      Whadya mean ‘he sounds like…’? He IS one isn’t he?

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    • 503
      talamunji says:

      Absolutely correct: Keep snorting !

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  114. 424

    Dear Guido

    I see that McBride appears to hold a grudge against you for his demise.

    Revenge it seems is on the table.

    I know how you feel, here is a post on one of your blogs directed at me;

    youknowwho… says:

    July 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    “No mercy for you, you sick, persecuting bastard. May your filth reach back and kiss you”.

    It seems that my university supporting ‘chums’ have unfinished business with me, which is just as well, because I am not finished with these bastards, not but a long chalk.

    Yours sincerely

    George Laird
    The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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    • 469
      Glasgow Uni Truth Society says:

      Now you know how your blog’s victims feel.

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      • 473

        Dear Glasgow uni clown

        “Now you know how your blog’s victims feel”.

        I don’t have victims, I out scum.

        As to how scum feel, no idea or time to care.

        Too busy involved in Justice blogging.

        Yours sincerely

        George Laird
        The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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      • 478

        Dear Glasgow Uni Truth Society

        Interested in truth?

        Where is the pro paedophile PhD written by Richard Yuill of the University of Glasgow?

        I can’t find it in the University of Glasgow library listings.

        He writes in some circumstances, male children ‘benefit’ from a dirty old man dropping his drawers and having anal sex with them.

        Do you agree child rape is a positive experience?

        Yours sincerely

        George Laird
        The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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  115. 428
    The Noble Basiat says:

    yesterday a young troll named 5pedo corrected my appaling use of a question mark in a rhetorical question that ran something like: how desperate are the labour black propagandists? I guess now we know.

    http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss1.html

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  116. 436
    Anonymous says:

    Lets have the truth..the Brown/Balls/McBride axis was only angry because it GOT CAUGHT!

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  117. 437
    GORDON BROWNSYNDROME says:

    It’s Pistols at Dawn then is it Guido ?

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  118. 438
    Anonymous says:

    Whose this Dawn woman?

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    • 443

      Dear Anon

      Dawn is a woman who gets up very early.

      Have you never heard of being up at the crack of Dawn?

      Yours sincerely

      George Laird
      The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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      • 451
        Rant against the Machine says:

        Is “The crack of Dawn” related to a Barbers Floor or a hot loaf perchance ?

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  119. 445

    Dear Guido,

    I think I speak for the entire country when I say that I hope you crush this horrible little man.

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  120. 446
    PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

    Courtesy of Quentin Letts, the real reason why ID cards were ‘scrapped’ (delayed, abandoned, dropped in a sewer):

    Labour’s ID cards plan has hit a classic British pothole. Members of the House of Lords say their titles and twirly names make the cards unworkable.

    The 3rd Baron Selsdon, previously Malcolm McEacharn Mitchell-Thomson, raised the matter this week. He pointed out that ID cards are dependent on the idea of a ‘legal name’ yet there is simply no such thing in English law.

    Given the propensity of officialdom’s computers to use only the first two names, usually back to front, Selsdon already finds himself quite often addressed by companies as ‘Hon The’ or ‘Lord The’.

    The ID cards minister is The Hon Admiral The Lord West of Spithead (one of the last surviving ‘Goats’). Selsdon asks: ‘What will his ID card call him? Admiral Hon? Spithead Hon? Spithead The?’

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  121. 447
    Trevor Brooking says:

    McBride sums up New Labour.

    A somewhat generalised rule as regards the ethos of those in power since the war might run as follows:

    Old Labour: tried its best to look after the working man, although somehow muddied its effect in the 70s by letting the unions take control.

    Conservatives: looked after the working man by looking after business as well as social welfare, and hoped that the effects would trickle down.

    Both were successful to some extent in improving standards of living for all.

    New Labour – like its pals in the EU – has profound contempt for all and are only interested in the perpetuation of their own power. Hence the appearance of bullying garbage like Campbell and McBride, and all their works since the Nineties.

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    • 455
      Trevor Brooking says:

      …..and except for the odd enlightened move like civil partnerships, don’t appear to have achieved very much of any note except getting bogged down in wars designed to glorify Blair, and taking away rather too much of our freedom

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    • 484
      South of the M4 says:

      Just about sums it up.

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  122. 465
    Trough Mixture says:

    You have to question the school’s recruitment policy and selection procedures. For heaven’s sake one look at the imdividual would suggest to all but the acutely myopic that there are going to be issues – and that these might be measured in terms of percentage proof.

    Were the parents consulted? Are they aware at all and how do they feel about it?

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  123. 470
    PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

    O/T (No Comment!)

    Residents of Hove have been astonished to find Police Community Support Officers climbing into their homes through open windows. The PCSOs then delivered lectures on security.

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  124. 475
    Second Chance says:

    Perhaps it’s the first stage of McShits rehabilitation process?

    After the summer holidays, watch Brown bring McShit back to Downing St, ready for the dirtiest election ever

    Brown: “Damien McBride has learnt his lesson, and it’s only right that I give him a second chance”

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  125. 482

    Dear barefootcontessa

    “Who rattled your cage?”

    Some troublemaking prick who is trying to be funny.

    Everyone knows I don’t target innocent people; I only out the guilty.

    Yours sincerely

    George Laird
    The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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    • 488
      PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

      Judge, jury and executioner, eh George?

      For the love of ***.

      Yuill’s thesis has been kept back for 5 years to wait for the media storm to pass.

      If you haven’t read it, how do you know what he says?
      If it horrifies you so much, why do you want to read it?
      Do you understand the concept of ‘academic freedom’, a hard-won and strongly defended right of academics to say what they think, however unpopular and unsavoury it may be? He isn’t the first to make this argument, he won’t be the last. He has not, in writing the thesis, committed any criminal offence. Get over it.

      And in the instance of the alleged actions of the Arts Lecturer, the operative word is ‘alleged’, isn’t it, not ‘guilty’. You do know that you are sailing very close to sl*nder (as blog posts are viewed in law as comparable to speech acts) but with an audience of many witnesses?

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      • 491

        Dear PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member)

        “Judge, jury and executioner, eh George?”

        No, someone with a detailed working knowledge of how staff at University of Glasgow operate!

        “For the love of ***.”

        Don’t you mean;

        “unfair by any standards of natural justice”, a quote by an employment tribunal chairman on the University of Glasgow practices.

        “Yuill’s thesis has been kept back for 5 years to wait for the media storm to pass”.

        Don’t you mean, kept under wraps so people will not be able to see who Yuill thanked for their help?

        “If you haven’t read it, how do you know what he says?”

        Try the internet.

        “If it horrifies you so much, why do you want to read it?”

        I don’t, I want to keep reminding everyone of it and where it was written.

        “Do you understand the concept of ‘academic freedom’, a hard-won and strongly defended right of academics to say what they think, however unpopular and unsavoury it may be?”

        Yes.

        “He isn’t the first to make this argument, he won’t be the last”.

        Yes, and at University of Glasgow, they will find a home!

        “He has not, in writing the thesis, committed any criminal offence. Get over it”.

        I like to let people know of his work under his internet name of ‘boylover’, nothing to hide nothing to fear.

        “And in the instance of the alleged actions of the Arts Lecturer, the operative word is ‘alleged’, isn’t it, not ‘guilty’.”

        Try and get hold of the Glasgow University Guardian interview with the victim. It is always handy to keep a copy on file.

        “You do know that you are sailing very close to sl*nder (as blog posts are viewed in law as comparable to speech acts) but with an audience of many witnesses?”

        Again, you are deluded as I tell the truth.

        Are you calling me a liar?

        Yours sincerely

        George Laird
        The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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        • 495
          PT Barnum (Ex-Labour Party Member) says:

          Well, since you are in possession of both the truth and the evidence, you obviously have a responsibilty to take both to a higher authority, who, in the first instance (assuming the in-house procedures have been exhausted up to the highest levels) would be the University Visitor. If this impartial, objective figure failed to give you satisfaction, then you are left with two routes available to you: the police and the relevant government minister, in this case Lord Mandleson.

          I assume you have already alerted the police to the alleged activities of Dr Yuill and provided them with your evidence, and they have failed to act. In which case, all your efforts should be going into alerting the government to this pattern of behaviour at the University of Glasgow. You may also wish to engage the attention of the Secretary of State for Children, Mr Balls, since there are child protection issues here.

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      • 515
        Georgeous George says:

        Like the gender wage gap is a complete fraud as is global warming?

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  126. 483
    Ready and waiting says:

    We are ready to take McBride into a deserted warehouse off the Poplar Road and smash his head to smithereens with a baseball bat – to a fucking pulp – just give us a nod.

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  127. 487
    Max says:

    I notice the Finchley Catholic High School’s website has been offline most of today and only a pale (and elusive) imitation exists in Google cache, as per: 17th July 2009. Even so worth a look for the “Welcome to Damian” message at the foot of the page. LOL. Can we assume that all of like mind here had the same idea and flocked over to make a complaint?

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    • 490
      Irn Bru Snorter says:

      Even that’s gone now!

      Guess they are none too proud of their Former Pupil?

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      • 501
        Max says:

        The WayBack Machine got me an email address as follows:

        info@finchleycatholic.org.uk

        Google still have it cached but it takes ages to display; here’s a cut’n’paste of what is probably getting them so much unwanted attention (from the bottom of the home page):

        “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Damien McBride to the post of Business and Community Manager in succession to Lindsay Watling with effect from 27th July 2009.”

        So, still a few days for them to change their mind…

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  128. 489
    RavingMad says:

    McBride getting a good kicking over at the Guardian:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/20/damian-mcbride-interview-labour-spin?commentpage=1

    McBride must think he’s had a good day with all the media (BBC and Guardian) attention – what a bastard

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  129. 492

    Damian refers to the emails to Derek about off colour comments on this blog. When Guido made a Freedom of Information request for those very emails they came back with very little – certainly not the relevant emails. Guido might have to return to this issue

    Some people just never know when to shut up, do they? They are like the drunk in the pub who MUST have one more word to say to the landlord who is ejecting him for his loutish, drunken behaviour.

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  130. 493
    Dave Arbuthnot says:

    Self serving drivel – aired, it should be noted, in the Grauniad and the joined-at-the-hip Beeb. Their last little joint effort on Andy Coulson didn’t enhance the reputation of either organisation.

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  131. 499
    mitch says:

    Ok mcbride you brown arse licker, you get Guido we get you. There are thousands of us and one of you. simples!!.
    so crawl back into your hole,keep your head down and get a real job.

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    • 506
      Biffo says:

      Preferably one that does not allow him access to or connection with kids. He is not the sort of example that schoolkids need. I’m surprised that there haven’t been more complaints from parents. Just goes to show FCHS Management Team’s Moral Compass needs some urgent repairs.

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      • 510
        Anonymous says:

        The parents turned up at the school to complain but were not allowed withing 5 Miles of the premises as they had not been veted and are clearly therefore potential paedophilles. A lying sleazy bastard on the other hand can get a job there thanks to his mates.

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  132. 508

    Dear PT Barnum

    “Well, since you are in possession of both the truth and the evidence, you obviously have a responsibilty to take both to a higher authority, who, in the first instance (assuming the in-house procedures have been exhausted up to the highest levels) would be the University Visitor”.

    You show a distinct lack of knowledge of how corrupt Britain works.

    “If this impartial, objective figure failed to give you satisfaction, then you are left with two routes available to you: the police and the relevant government minister, in this case Lord Mandleson”.

    There is another route, publish online the entire business including university documents, names, addresses and pictures of the bastards.

    “I assume you have already alerted the police to the alleged activities of Dr Yuill and provided them with your evidence, and they have failed to act”.

    You assume wrong, Yuill contacting paedos and their victims isn’t illegal.

    “In which case, all your efforts should be going into alerting the government to this pattern of behaviour at the University of Glasgow”.

    They can read my blog at the same time as everyone else.

    “You may also wish to engage the attention of the Secretary of State for Children, Mr Balls, since there are child protection issues here”.

    Ed Balls, didn’t he recently try to gag the press from printing the truth?

    New Labour doesn’t do help to poor people from a working class background, my Councillor, John Flanagan who was given everything, T’s crossed and I’s dotted was too busy chasing after a nomination to be the MSP for Cathcart, too busy to attend his classes at Stow College but he wasn’t busy to pick up his pay as a Glasgow City Councillor.

    The useless bastard!

    Yours sincerely

    George Laird
    The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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  133. 509
    George Laird says:

    Dear PT

    I have for some time commented on corrupt Britain, particlularly in the education sector.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8160052.st

    I wish to use, I told you so.

    Evenually, it does come out.

    Yours sincerely

    George Laird
    The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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