September 3rd, 2009

Muddled Mehdi

mehdiMehdi Hasan is the New Statesman’s ‘Senior Politics Editor’. He gets a lot of flack from the Islamophobic Jihadis-Under-the-Bed crowd for being soft on Islamo-Fascism.  They variously accuse him of wanting to sublimate the West to a new Caliphate and kill all non-believers or suchlike.  Frankly Guido has lost track of the detail and suspects they might be slightly misrepresenting Mehdi’s actual beliefs.

Nevertheless Mehdi does hold some strange beliefs which he reveals to us in the Statesman, for example he claims the BBC has an institutionally right-wing biasHave you noticed?

ns_logoToday he writes of the Farage v Bercow election challenge that it isa shame they can’t both lose.” It should hardly fall to Guido to educate the ‘Senior Politics Editor’ of Britain’s leading left-wing political publication.  Nevertheless it is Guido’s understanding of the current system of British parliamentary democracy that there is in fact a way they could indeed “both lose”If another candidate stands and gets “more votes” they would “both lose”.  Hope that helps Mehdi…


  1. 1
    Has anyone see Mike Hunt says:

    Another person above his pay grade

    • 7
      ooh betty says:

      For some reason I first read that as Gay parade.

      • 25
        Left Wing Conspiracy Nut-case says:

        That’s funny, I read that as Gay parade too. I suspect that the right wing maniac Fawkes is using subliminals. He’s probably trying to convince us that the Tories are gay friendly. It won’t work I tell you.

        • 154
          tat says:

          I am pro lesbian, big time!
          and did I mention it is my birthday today?
          I was born under the egyptian sign of thoth, the scribe of the gods.
          fitting, eh?
          oh, and mehdi has made a right dick of himself with his statement.
          best to learn about politics before one goes shouting one’s mouth off or one will end up making a complete arse of oneself.
          note to mehdi: you tit.

    • 32

      Mehdi does great kebabs from his van on Oxford High Street.

    • 96
      Anonymous says:

      - also age grade. He looks about 12 years old.

  2. 2
    fedupwithbrown says:

    I think he’s lost his way. Face due East and keep on going.

    • 15
      The last Christian remaining in the Whitechapel Road says:

      If only!

      Rather unfortunate that there are too many people like Guido who accept these guys at face value:

      “He is variously accused of wanting to sublimate the West to a new Caliphate and kill all non-believers or something. Guido lost track of the detail and suspects it might be slightly mis-representing Mehdi’s actual beliefs.”

      Ask even the most moderate of Muslim friends and they will admit to wanting the UK to become a Muslim state and as the population statistics revealed last week the weapon of stealth is ‘fertiility’

      • 19
        fedupwithbrown says:

        I don’t know. Things could get so miserable here there could be a rush to get out.

      • 22
        Church Mouse says:

        Oh well. It’s got to be better than being a Jewi$h state like it is now. At least the M*slims have morals. Like we used to have when we were a Christian country.

        • 28
          Dipsomaniac says:

          Maybe, but the muslims don’t have booze; I’d go for booze over morals any time!

        • 43
          Gordon ( I AM a moron ) Brhoon says:

          Moslem morals can’t hold a candle to my moral compass. Under my values I release mass murderers from prison and send them home to die. Under some moslem values, they send dead bodies back home after holding them hostage for years.

        • 57
          Nikola Tesla says:

          You mean like the 7/7 bombers morals?

        • 59
          Sir William Waad says:

          Morals only in the sense that there are lot of things they can take offence at. Not specially in the “behaving decently towards other people” sense.

        • 67
          Church Mouse says:

          Waad, I seem to recall that there’s no requirement in the Qu’ran to treat everybody else as shit. In contrast, treating everybody else like shit is a requirement according to the Jews’ “holy” book.

        • 74
          The last Christian remaining in the Whitechapel Road says:

          Not really, you would loose your home for a start, no Churches = no Church mice. Please apply for planning consent for 1 x Church of the English kind in Jeddah, see how long you keep your head!


          I am surrounded, quite literally, by Muslims who like a good drink, but can’t be seen to be doing it, love shagging girls out of marriage, but they are all (the girls) ‘sluts’ and love a bit of a flutter on

          Oh, and muezzin who although living, mentally, in the middle ages, prefer a bit of modern electronic p.a. system a top of the minaret because they can’t be arsed to climb all those steps to call the faithful to prayer!

          Hypocrisy is the name of the game.

        • 75
          Nikola Tesla says:

          There may be no “requirement” but then how do you explain all the murders from Beslan to WTC, ad infinitum…?

        • 79
          Church Mouse says:

          Tesla, I don’t know about Beslan, but the sept eleven attacks were carried out by Israel. It was one of their many false flag operations. I suggest you delve a bit into the heaps and heaps of info on the internet about it and find out the facts for yourself. Start here:

        • 82
          Nikola Tesla says:

          Wow, have you told the Americans? They’re gonna look pretty foolish when they find out…all them invasions.

        • 87
          Fickle Finger of Fate says:

          Looks like you belong to the Church of Antisitic Shits. Fuck off you piece of work and remember Christ – whom you clearly worship was actually a Jew.

        • 89
          Church Mouse says:

          Fickle, Christ wasn’t a Jew, he was a Judean. Peace be with you….

        • 92
          Phil O'Pastree says:

          Like jews, Muslims don’t have bacon sandwiches, which is why I remain a Christian.

        • 106

          Ahmadinejad’s Imam: Islam Allows Raping, Torturing Prisoners

          A highly influential Shi’a religious leader, with whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly consults, apparently told followers last month that coercion by means of rape, torture and drugs is acceptable against all opponents of the Islamic regime.

          Warning: The imam’s question-and-answer session, partially reproduced here, contains disturbing descriptions of the sanctioned brutality.

        • 160
          tat says:

          bit rich innit anticitizen, the zionists leasers seem to have a bit of a thing about rape too.
          must be because they think that women are cattle.
          the zionists and extremist islamists have got a lot in common really, if the zionists weren’s such a bunch of alcoholics you could form a coalition with the islamofascists and take over the whole wide world.

      • 83
        Cynic says:

        There are advantages — Harriet Harman in a Burkah?

        How many of our esteemed MPs would be wandering around without a right hand and wouldnt it be fun watching the public floggings for fornication on Westminster Green

      • 128
        bunny says:

        “Ask even the most moderate of Muslim friends and they will admit to wanting the UK to become a Muslim state and as the population statistics revealed last week the weapon of stealth is ‘fertiility.”

        I’ll think you’ll find that Hindus are just as fertile, so they’ll have to wipe them out as well to achieve a Muslim state.

        • 137
          Call me Infidel says:

          UK muslim population 2.7%, Hindu 1% I dispute your claim that Hindus have as many children, but even if they did they will never catch up with the muslim population. To paraphrase “Slick Willy” It’s the demography stupid.

        • 152
          bunny says:

          That’s still a hell of a lot of Hindus, and I should think India would have something to say about any aggression shown to them from any quarter.

        • 157
          The last Christian remaining in the Whitechapel Road says:

          Mr Infidel, thats if the figures are to be trusted, in view of the fact that there are Lies, damned lies and Government statistics.

          Personally, I am surrounded so I would dispute the low level of the stats. regarding the Muslim population of UK, added to which I know a few who made a mockery of the last Census, so I would not take much notice of that!

        • 161
          tat says:

          when we had an empire we did not moan about how many people of different origins we ruled over or who lived in or travelled through this country.
          you are an inadequate individual, that is why you are complaining.

  3. 3

    The BBC needs more funding to prevent it becoming too right wing. Another £2.5 billion on top of the £3.5 billion it already gets should stop that right wing bias on shows like Top Gear and , erm , well erm, well Top Gear anyway.

    • 12
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      And about time the BBC had someone from the Guardian on instead of all those right wing Daily Mail reporters they keep bombarding us with.

    • 14
      benders broadcasting crap says:

      top gear – right wing? I think your head gasket’s gone mate.

      TG is an ego trip for the cocksucker Clarkson and promotion of the societal status quo by the BBC and its backers, for which the cocksucker gets money across and under the table.

    • 20
      Sir William Waad says:

      Strictly Come Dancing is so far to the Right that it makes Nick Griffin look like a socialist. Well, he is a socialist of course, but you know what I mean. Talk about repressive social and sexual stereotyping!

    • 46
      Rexel 56 says:

      Can you imagine if the leaked McKinsey report on NHS cuts had been commissioned by the Tories. Al-Beeb would have exploded in a gigantic, corporate orgasm with wall-to-wall coverage……..

      • 81
        backwoodsman says:

        DC needs to comission McKinsey to get the tipex out, change the name on the front of the report to bbc and add a zero to the cuts head count proposed.

      • 126
        Art. 38 says:

        The Beeb have been trying to pin it on the Tories. They’ve been giving Andrew Lansley grief even though the report had nothing to do with him, and then allowing Labour ministers to go on air and state they would never implement ‘Tory cuts’. Un-fucking-believable…

    • 172
      Gooey Blob says:

      Most people recognise that the BBC is, by and large, left-of-centre. It is indisputable. Right-wingers never miss an opportunity to complain about it, and those in the centre have learned to live with the corporation’s politics and make allowances for them.

      However, those on the left would rather the BBC remains institutionally left-of-centre, so some of them complain that the corporation is right-wing, in a futile attempt to counteract the majority who whinge about its left-wing bias. That way they can pretend that opinion is divided. It’s all rather pathetic, really. To actually believe that the BBC is not left-leaning one would have to be well to the left of the present Labour party, probably somewhere between Arthur Scargill and Stalin – not a happy place to be at all.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    He can’t tell left from right or comprehend an election?

  5. 5
    mad fred 2 para says:

    Another over promoted “because he fits the ethnic demographic” neo lefty Islamoplonker hoon.

    Such a vast void bereft of actual talent – is it any wonder after the “positive discrimination” the left have actively engaged in that it has left them with no coherent & respected leaders, thinkers & spokespeople?

    If you get rid of all the talent based on racist ethnic quotas this is what you get – Mehdi – & there are thousands of them embedded in positions of power & influence now.

    BBC right wing – that is a chuckle & a half is that.

    • 30
      some twat says:

      BBC right wing – that is a chuckle & a half is that.

      Agreed. I’m sick of the sight of Nick Griffin being continually interviewed on primetime BBC. Why can’t we see more of Gordon/Cleggy/CMD?

      • 140

        It can be contested that the BNP are a far left Socialist organisation. I won’t do it her, ‘cos I can’t be bothered, because they are irrelevant, and I get bored very quickly with shit like that.

    • 107
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      If you’re far enough left, then anything else does of course have a right wing bias.

  6. 6
    The Ministry of Propaganda, through Al_Ja_Beeba says:

    The Luna(tic) Leader of Londistan, has no comment to make, save to say it all started in America, and he recognises a gullible set of voters..

    But for the record, you can read His Thoughts in

    “Mein Crap”

    available at all end-of-line booksellers.

  7. 8
    Britiain: biggest shithole - official says:

    OECD says UK economy worst of G7.

    Banksters got trillions, taxpayers got reamed. Huge shithole results.

    • 11
      Anonymous says:

      Well, Gordon did say that we were uniquely placed to weather out the global financial storm. While everyone else gets sunshine we are left out in the pouring rain.

      • 16
        Jim Porker, Labour MP for Dagenham East says:

        Labour – tough on economic recovery, tough on the causes of economic recovery.

        • 47
          Sod 'em all says:

          Labour – trough on economic recovery, trough on the causes of economic recovery. Trough in the good times; keep troughing in the bad times. In a few thousand years more of evolution, we’ll be able to identify potential troughers by the size of their noses.

    • 36
      Sod 'em all says:

      I’ve just been checking out the industrial machinery for sale over the internet. Vanishingly few capital items on offer compared with 10 years ago and in the most cases, no bidders at all; even at current knockdown prices. The future looks bleak indeed.

    • 38

      Oh and wait for the inflation too! Double wammy.

    • 50
      Ali Bin Thair says:

      Looks like you need Ali Bin Felching from the post below.

  8. 9
    Ali bin Felchin says:

    It’s a fit-up bruv, its them Islamophobes who put him up to saying it.

  9. 10
    SO17 says:

    Fuck it Cameron instead of dragging your party further to the left so as to appease people like Mehdi Hasan (who will never be happy anyway) shit on the centre ground and head for the hills.
    First turning on the RIGHT,marked Conservative.

    • 185
      Archie says:

      Now you’re talking! Problem is, Cameron sees the mega-trough of the EU beckoning, so the chances of him becoming a real Tory are about as likely as me shagging Cherie Blair on the next space shuttle!

  10. 13
    anonymong kaffir says:

    “The kaffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Quran; they are described in the Quran as, quote, “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as; not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Quran describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.”

    - Mehdi Hasan speech 2009.

    Wow. What were the New Statesman smoking to hire this noted fascist & 7th century intellectual?

    • 37
      Engineer says:

      That doesn’t sound much like tolerance.

      If a member of the Church of England was to say on the BBC that people who do not follow the teachings of Christ were “a people of no intelligence” can you imagine the national outcry?

      • 40

        I can imagine AlJaBeebyas outcry, however Mehdi holds a high card in victimhood poker, so the chance of any wider MSM reporting of his views is an integer less than 1.

        • 58
          Engineer says:

          Victimhood? What is he a victim of? He has a well-paid job in an influential (well, sort of) position among the nation’s serious journalists. I don’t suppose he is racially abused very often, or persecuted for his religous or political views. About the worst he has to face is criticism of his journalistic output – and that’s dished out by the political right to the left and vice-versa.

          So how is he a victim?

        • 86

          Marxist Anti-Racism is to treat people differently because of their skin colour.

          i.e. they think it’s racist to treat people the same regardless of the colour of their skin.

    • 39
      jgm2 says:

      Classic. Does he have the same mental affliction as Gordon Brown? Does he think that he says these things and then everybody magically forgets them so he can say some totally contradictory pile of shit the very next day?

      This fucker wants a mirror if he’s looking for somebody of ‘no intelligence’. And if you’re looking for a rational message in the Koran you’re looking in the wrong fucking place.

      • 42

        Just because you’re a mentally-ill, murderous, wife-stealing, adulterous, thieving paedophile doesn’t mean you can’t live a perfect life*.

        *If you believe the Koran!

        • 53
          jgm2 says:

          I think you’ll find the Koran only allowed one person to live like that. For everybody else there was the death penalty.

        • 109



          A highly influential Shi’a religious leader, with whom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly consults, apparently told followers last month that coercion by means of rape, torture and drugs is acceptable against all opponents of the Islamic regime.
          The gathered crowd heard from Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi and Ahmadinejad.

          Warning: The imam’s question-and-answer session, partially reproduced here, contains disturbing descriptions of the sanctioned brutality.

        • 183
          thick as thieves says:

          stop beating around the bush you fucking moron.
          enough of your war drum beat anticitizenone.
          you must be a satanist, right?
          your attempt to whip the reader into a war frenzy is completely misguided and doomed to fail.
          firstly, the reader is too intelligent. and secondly, the subtext of your propaganda is a preparation of the ground for an attack by israel upon iran.
          let us be quite clear of the worst case scenario before we proceed, eh anticitizenone?
          the worst case scenario is this: in retaliation for israel’s illegal and pre-emptive act of aggression and in view of the fact that israel could well ultimately deploy nuclear devices then the iranians would have no option but to target israels nuclear missile silos.
          best to stop pumping out your propaganda, you are slitting your own throat.
          motherfuckers gonna have to do the deal.
          it is for your own good: you are just too intellectually retarded to realise that.

    • 45
      Hoot says:

      Bongo Bongo

    • 54
      Susie says:

      Indeed. Perhaps they should change their banner to ‘The New Warlord’.

      Like Catholicism was for a long while, Islam will be proscribed in this country.

    • 168
      Anonymous says:

      That speech is gold. Dare I ask who the audience lucky enough to receive this wisdom were?

      BTW, ‘senior political editor’? The prick looks like he should still be on his paper round….

    • 186
      Archie says:

      New Statesman: staffed by al-Beeboid rejects 60 years ago, ditto now! Why the surprise?

  11. 18
    Sir William Waad says:

    Mehdi seems to be saying more that the Beeb is pro-Establishment rather than that it is right-wing. There is nothing contradictory in being pro-Establishment and liberal/left, when the Establishment is corporatist/liberal and the Government is nominally Left. There is also nothing contradictory in the Beeb running nature programmes, Songs of Praise, comedy or soaps and its political section being solidly left/liberal; these are different departments.

  12. 23
    Ben says:

    Genuinely witty last paragraph Guido . About time too

  13. 24
    The Leader of HM Oppo says:

    Well, I think we should all be grateful to Nigel for showing us the way forward.

    . . . .. have I said that right?

  14. 25
    Hedley Lamarr says:

    He points to Andrew Neil, Nick Robinson and Robbie Gibb as examples of right wing bias.

    How about this lot:

    Former Chairman Gavin Davies (later Labour adviser)

    Chairman Sir Michael Lyons (previously Labour council chief)

    Former Director General John Birt (later Labour adviser)

    Former Director General Greg Dyke (previously Labour donor and candidate)

    C.O.O Caroline Thomson (previously Roy Jenkin’s aide)

    Head of Political Research Bill Bush (later Labour spin doctor, previously Ken Livingstone’s Chief of Staff)

    Deputy Head of Political Research Catherine Rimmer (later Labour spin doctor)

    Director of Strategy Ed Richards (later Labour spin doctor)

    Head of Corporate Planning James Purnell (ex-Labour Minister)

    Head of Northern Ireland News Tom Kelly (later Labour spin doctor)

    Scottish News Editor Tim Luckhurst (previously lLabour spin doctor)

    Political News Editor Joy Johnson (later Labour spin doctor)

    Political Editor Andrew Marr (student Labour organiser)

    Home News Editor Celia Barlow (now Labour MP)

    Head of European Affairs Chris Bryant (now Labour MP)

    Newsnight Producer Phil Woolas (now Labour Minister)

    Foreign Correspondent Martin Sixsmith (later Labour spin doctor)

    Current Affairs Reporter Ben Bradshaw (now Labour Minister)

    Current Affairs Reporter Lance Price (later Labour spin doctor)

    Question Time Editor Gill Penlington (previously Labour researcher)

    Game set and match, me.

    • 29
      anonymong kaffir says:

      Go to the top of the class.

    • 34

      Nick Robinson when he was chairman of the YCs was anti-Thatcher and somewhat wet. He was to the left of Blair certainly.

      • 51
        Right Bastard says:

        I thought he was called “Toenails” not because he was left of Blair, but because he was so far up his arse.

    • 44
      Right Bastard says:

      And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    • 49

      “I do remember… the corridors of Broadcasting House were strewn with empty champagne bottles. I’ll always remember that”
      Jane Garvey

      BBC Five Live, May 10th, 2007, recalling May 2nd, 1997.

      ‘We need to foster peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, stubborn-mindedness, left-of-centre thinking.’-BBC drama commissioning controller, Ben Stephenson in the Guardian, July 16 2009

      • 55
        jgm2 says:

        I’d say in viewof the idiocy that is the Labour government that ‘peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, stubborn-mindedness’ go hand-in-hand with ‘left-of-centre thinking.’

        Doesn’t make it a good thing though. Quite the opposite in fact.

      • 61
        Sod 'em all says:

        Which is why they engage filthy little Commies like Christopher Reason to write SHITE like Eastenders for them – pure and undiluted Marxist propaganda.

        • 187
          Archie says:

          Interesting hour or so on LBC radio today when phoners-in blamed EastEnders for the totally fucked-up society currently extant among the chav-breeding classes!
          Reason? Reason!

      • 63
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Would la Garvey like to tell us if she paid for the champers herself, or was it provided out of expenses?

    • 64
      Sir William Waad says:

      Best post ever.

    • 66
      Laughing at Gordon says:

      Fucking right. Some of the comments below the article are stir crazy as well.

    • 73
      backwoodsman says:

      You dropped a point by missing out the clueless robert peston , ace business corespondent and son of a labour peer. ( Actual business experience, zip , zero, nil, but hey, hands on stuff is for the little people, right ?)

    • 97
      streamfisher says:

      Don’t forget Robert Peston, the unintelligible ‘financial’ guru, Peston is the son of economist and later Labour peer Maurice Peston.

      • 119
        streamfisher says:

        PS, the BBC are so right-wing they are only marginally left of Joseph Stalin and Lev Yashin, said John Mottson in an excitable and squeaky voice.

    • 113
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Good to see that someone has been looking closely at the links between the editors and backroom staff with Labour. It does not look like a hot bed of free market liberals.

      But what can we expect from an organisation which recruits Paul Masson, a trot and ex music teacher to cover business stories for Newsnight.

  15. 41
    fedupwithbrown says:

    So that’s why Question Time’s gone down hill rapidly of late? May as well put a load of monkeys in there. They’d be more believable.

  16. 60
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    Mehdi?? more like MAHDI.
    I’m afraid this blingered bigot lives in a dream like state where Sharia rule is the order of the day.
    One day, even the left wing liberals may wake up and see what lies in store for them if nothing is done about this insane religion and its followers

    • 94
      Crusader says:

      The proof in the pudding is that all islamic countries are devoid of original thought, creative culture, happiness, freedom and an asset owning middle class. They are all miserable shitholes. No decent films, TV, book writing etc. Dreadful, boring and with so little interaction between the sexes, a warped, buggered society. Which is why no-one emigrates to these places, and they all drift to the West. Why then do they want to turn the West into the complete shit holes they have come from. Allah cant be that clever if all the countries he has influenced are total shitholes.

      • 149
        Call me Infidel says:

        I think Churchill had the measure of them in his book The River War.

      • 151
        Roger Daley says:

        Add all ‘wimmin’ drivers taken off the roads like Saudi.

        At least we’d lose the Sheila’s wheels advert. Nice

    • 136
      fedupwithbrown says:

      Ladies! Its time to burn your bras again.

  17. 62
    Dan Taylor says:

    Have a read- young up-and-coming blogger on Afghanistan/Outbreak of WW2 parallels. Well worth a look!!

    • 78
      Fidel X Penses says:

      For goodness sake, man, if you want to advertise on Guido’s blog why don’t you buy some advertising space?

    • 84

      It might be well worth a look, but please try not to overpromote yourself, you self-aggrandising tit!

      ‘up and coming’ ffs! ;o)

      • 88

        Oh – I get it now that I’ve read a couple of your juvenile postings – you’re a New Labour Satire Department production, aren’t you?

        Shit grammar, shit style, no substance – all the hallmarks of New Labour blogging at its best.


  18. 68
    Barbara of Seville says:

    I’d sort that ‘tache out son

  19. 69

    Perhaps the patented Tuscan “Obama test” could be applied to him; i.e. if he was a disgustingly white, would he still have got the job?

    • 91
      I'll have some of that says:

      Oh you mean the Martin Luther King dream where people are judged on “the content of their character, not the colour of their skin…..” I guess we can forget about that one….

  20. 70
    Nikola Tesla says:

    Frankly Guido …suspects they might be slightly misrepresenting Mehdi’s actual beliefs.

    …he claims the BBC has an institutionally right-wing bias.

    So…if he thinks the BBC is too right wing, maybe just maybe, that puts him to the left of say George Galloway or Ken Livingstone?

    You know those chaps who are quite friendly with those jihadi lads like qaradawi, you know, who dont mind a bit of suicide bombing etc…

    All in a good cause, of course.

  21. 71
    BillyBob says:

    BBC has a right wing bias?? Well bugger me I must be in the early stages of dementia and totally confused, what I see is a dumbed down childlike BBC News. Dumbed down to a level that makes Newsround of 20 years ago appear intellectual and cutting edge.

    BBC journalists fawning over Labour politicians, not questioning the daily Government diatribe spouted by these idiots, accepting their verbal diarrhea as the Holy Gospel or Koran, but God forbid a Tory pops his head above the parapet and the aggressive bile laden questioning and ridicule is most apparent.

    Cutting edge BBC Journalists on 5Live such as Richard Bacon is excluded of course, as he is just a mentally challenged tithead !!

  22. 76
    Praguetory says:

    Guido, are you saying this chap is stupid? If not, I am.

  23. 93
    mad fred 2 para says:

    I have just read this Mehdi blokes speech about “non believers in Islam are cattle”.

    And British troops are dying in the Muslim lands?

    The war is quite obviously here.

    The New Stateman should change its name to The New Dhimmi.

  24. 101

    Not very bright eh? Perfect man for the job, then

  25. 103
    Sir William Waad says:

    In my experience, if not Mehdi’s, atheists are usually people who have thought seriously about the existence of God and then rejected the idea. Dullards who have never thought about the matter tend towards superstition or some sort of nominal adherence to the religion they were taught as a child.

    The worst people are those who think they’ve got this God/Allah person sorted out and totally onside with them. They can speak authoritatively on His behalf and they will smite anyone who opposes them (on His behalf of course). It’s that abosultist certainty – which has nothing to do with faith – that makes people mad and bad.

    • 111
      Arsely says:

      I rekon asking god questions is relatively harmless.

      If He always agrees with you its not Him talking.

  26. 108
    nell says:

    He shares speaking platforms with Polly Twaddle . Of course the poor lads got muddled thinking associating with people like that.

  27. 110
    The last Christian remaining in the Whitechapel Road says:

    Guidobot – How does 87 get through and not 68!

  28. 112
    Mandelson, the Demoniarch, Prince of the Power of Air, Prince of Darkness, Lord High Everything Else says:

    I like a man with his own chutney.

    • 116
      Mandelson, the Demoniarch, Prince of the Power of Air, Prince of Darkness, Lord High Everything Else says:

      Even if he has been modded so as to make my comment an orphan.

  29. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Brown’s response to sky’s debate:

    “I’m happy to do debates all the time, but we’re not at the point of having an election.”
    “When we get to that point this will be something that we’ll discuss.”

    along the same lines as “I take full responsibility which is why I fired the person responsible.”

    “Happy to do debates all the time” ? Wow; I can’t remember a time when he’s ever had a debate. PMQs doesn’t count because he refuses to answer any questions. “Interviews” don’t count because he bullies the media into not being allowed to press him when it matters by threatening them with the “ask or press a difficult question and I won’t keep your organisation in the loop ever again or I’ll smear you” approach.

    Has anyone ever heard him have a proper debate? I haven’t. And given that he’s been running the economy/country for 12 years I think that’s piss-poor.

    Fucking evil cowardly bastard.

    • 146
      fedupwithbrown says:

      Could be he doesn’t think he’ll be around for the next election

      • 158
        nell says:

        Well he has got to survive the conference season.

        But frankly the labour party itself is as shambolic as gordon. I can’t see them removing him from power and he sure won’t go voluntarily.

      • 163
        Anonymous says:

        yep; could be; labour won’t replace him until the very last minute because that’ll eat into their troughing time as they’d be forced into an election, so when the election is announced I reckon they’ll boot him out a day or so beforehand because they’ll know that they’ll stand a better chance of more troughing time with a satanic monkey than with brown.
        they probably will get rid of him, but it’ll be at the last minute so they all still get maximum troughing time/chances.

    • 162
      shelling-out says:

      He can’t answer questions off-the-cuff. They have to be scripted. That’s why he probably won’t do it – unless of course the BBC could be persuaded to host it. Then he could have a “soft” anchor man – like Marr, or Frost.

  30. 115
    AnonyBot says:

    Well there goes that “lectureship” at Harvard and a job at IMF for Brown when he gets booted out at election

    • 143
      jgm2 says:

      The man is determined to leave no bridge unburned prior to his upcoming P45. He trashed the banks, the yanks, destroyed the Labour party, bankrupted and betrayed the entire country.

      Man is he going to have a long wait by the phone waiting for an exciting new career opportunity after the election. And, just like he pointedly hasn’t elevated Blair to the House of Lords I’m sure Cameron won’t be in a rush to ennoble the worthless c-unt either.


    • 145
      jgm2 says:

      The man is determined to leave no bridge unburned prior to his upcoming P45. He trashed the banks, the yanks, destroyed the Labour party, b*nkrupted and betrayed the entire country.

      Man is he going to have a long wait by the phone waiting for an exciting new career opportunity after the election. And, just like he pointedly hasn’t elevated Blair to the House of Lords I’m sure Cameron won’t be in a rush to ennoble the worthless c-unt either.


      • 166
        shelling-out says:

        He could give himself a peerage couldn’t he? They can give themselves just about anything else.

  31. 117
    Your Supreme leader says:

    I have my own chutney too. It makes a pleasant change from the green stuff.

  32. 118
    Phil O'Pastree says:

    It was a muslim that got rid of the Caliphate anyway.

    • 133
      Sir William Waad says:

      The funny thing is, we already have a potential Caliph, Her Majesty the Queen, descended in a royal line from the Prophet himself.

  33. 120
    RavingMad says:

    wanna laugh?

    here’s Gordon Brown on Radio1xtra saying he’d take a pay cut …. hahahahah

    with lunatics like him running things what hope is there for the rest of us???

  34. 123
    Lofa on the Sofa says:

    I’ve never heard of this bloke, sounds like he needs a reality check.

    Note to Mehdi: take a look out of the window, talk to normal people, socialism has caused this mess, you and you’re ilk are not wanted.

  35. 125
    Has anyone see Mike Hunt says:

    No Sir its because you are stupid

  36. 130
    uncle joe says:

    He looks rather sad. Is it because he’s an untalented little shite?

  37. 131
    H.M.S. Rodney says:

    I’m for ever being sent e-mails by the “New Statesman” inviting me to subscribe
    to their marvellous weekly read.

    Last thingy promised me a copy of “The English Rebel”– a glorious history of English trouble makers, if I signed up.

    Don’t think so,”World of Knots” more to my liking.

  38. 132
    Bin Thair Done That says:

    Because your Shiite

  39. 134
    chronic says:

    Mr Hasan the exit door is on the left ,your right.

  40. 141
    streamfisher says:

    This is far more entertaining than terrestrial U.K. programmes of a similar name. T

  41. 147
    Spider says:

    Tell me exactly how this jumped up supremicist is different from any other fascist?

  42. 150
    Penfold says:

    He is no more confused about politics and current affairs than those that believe that 9/11 was a US conspiracy to provide the casus belli for an invasion of Afghanistan. Apparantly the US/NATO/EU all covet Afghanistan and want to own its wilderness, mountains, illiterate and fractious tribes.
    All a load of phooey, but there are muslims who believe this Goebbelesque whopper, having been conditioned and suitably brainwashed about the West.

  43. 159
    coast says:

    So he must be one the 1% who claim the BBC has a right wing bias, enabling the BBC to say that they get complaints from both sides of the political divide.

    Does anyone know if the BBC publish the actual figures showing the ratio of right to left complaints of bias?

    • 167
      shelling-out says:

      They don’t want to publish what they pay their people, saying it’s not in the public interest, so I doubt it.

      • 175
        BBC Executive on Expenses says:

        Quite right sir, got it in one as they say, hick.

        We at the BBC know we are providing a great service to the population of this country and indeed around the world. It is frankly amazing that we can be so good when we spread ourselves so thinly, so to speak. Anyway, I have to go now because I’m due a meeting with the Culture Minister, used to be that Burnham chappie, now it’s oh, damn, can’t remember, I’ll ask one of my secretaries, she’ll knw who it is….Angie, Angie baby, luvvie do you know who the Minister is …… Gosh she’s good. Gotta go, meal first then chat after, taxi…..

  44. 170
    nell says:

    Like gordon , mehdi is obviously not what one would term ‘an intellectually big thinker’.

    Nonetheless gordon will be impressed with him being able to say something like ‘the BBC is right wing’ whilst keeping a straight face. Presumably a few gullible left wing activists actually believe him.

  45. 174
    endemic says:

    If he’s as thick as Shami Chakrabarti, he should go far.

  46. 176
    Raving Loon says:

    I don’t care so much whether the BBC is biased or not, I just resent having to pay the telly tax. Anyway, right and left wing don’t have much meaning anyway.

  47. 177
    Anonymous says:

    Mehdi was Christ Church, Oxford in the year below me just over a decade ago. While I disagreed with him on most issues and found him weak on detail, I thought he was a decent guy who relished arguments about religion, politics or football. His style is very much to provoke and wind people up. I remember him try to argue with very bright Yank grad students that the US is a rogue state and smiling at their fury and distain. During the 1999 European Cup final he was screaming for Bayern Munich (he’s a Liverpool fan) and taunting the Man Utd fans until those two late goals. I suspect Mehdi is loving being on Guido and getting all the attention.

  48. 179
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    The Hoon still hasnt turned up with my Madras
    So no tip.
    I hope that he falls off his moped.

    • 182

      I replied to your congrat email the other day but it got booted by your junk filter – bloody spammers sharing my server.

      Thanks for the note.

  49. 184
    2yyiam says:

    Back to the original claim. In real life both candisaates can’t lose because it would need a Labour or Lib Dem candidate to run against them and that’s not going to happen.
    No-one’s going to stand against the Speaker. So tje suggestion that both can lose is simply not realistic.

    Having followed the debacle on HP, it’s really sad thqt people still feel the need to go crazy with insults once again. Do you really have nothing better to do? The claims have been dealt with by Hasan on his blog which seems to have been ignored once again.

  50. 188
    Legion says:

    The sad thing is this just the end of the beginning

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