October 7th, 2009

Cameron’s Drink Problem

FIZZFraser Nelson says that “When David Cameron turned up to The Spectator’s party last night, I thought it only decent to ply him with a glass of fizz. After all, a magazine whose motto is “champagne for the brain” can hardly begrudge champagne for the guests.”

Guido has been saying for some time that the next election won’t be won or lost because of Twitter. It will be video which will devastate candidates.

This isn’t quite the film of the grassy knoll in Dallas, but it indicative of what is to come.  Good fun…

UPDATE : It looks like it is open season on champagne guzzlers. Guido prefers a Peroni..


387 Comments

  1. 1
    Peter Grimes says:

    Good luck to him.

    Perhaps when Gormless Gordo is no more we can all drink champagne again!

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  2. 2
    V says:

    Poshboy drunkard fool or halfwit one-eyed moron.

    The next election will be like like picking wether we want our face smashed in with a hammer or an axe.

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  3. 3
    Truth Sayer says:

    It was F Nelson that lost it.

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      his virginity? That’s news! Last week was it ?

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        Guido sucks! Fuck off Brown! says:

        This is absolutely ridiculous!!!!!!!! I cannot believe the press is making such a deal out of this!! And piss off Guido. Peroni isn’t a particularly good beer!

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        • 37

          Peroni is Ok. Nice with pasta.

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          Geordie Boy says:

          Peroni’s ok but nowhere near as nice as Sol or Corona with a slice of lime.

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          • Phil O'Pastree says:

            You modern Geordies! What ever happened to a couple of tabs and a pint of Ex?

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          • Stout Man says:

            Geordie Boy…?
            Lady Boy, more like.

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          • Limeball says:

            Piece of useless information….

            The reasons for the slice of lime is mainly to keep the bugs away and secondly to part sterlise the top of the bottle for drinking. It was never meant to be part of the drink but just became so over here as a designer type add on. Mexicans dont squeeze it or insert it into the bottle they take it out to drink and throw it away on completion.

            I worked in Mexico for many years.

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          • Henry Crun says:

            What are you? A poof?

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          • Sukyspook says:

            Well, well, well – how times have changed Geordie Boy – the names “Sol” or “Corona” would never have passed through your lips even 20 years ago. I think most people still believed that Newky Brown was all people drank in the NE (it was Boddies in the NW).

            Now, you’re drinking the same as the rest of us….and I recommend you persevere a bit more with Peroni as imo it’s an acquired taste – so much so that after 2 bottles, it ‘has you’ lol.

            And Phil O’Pastree – in these times of “Fusion Food” – there really ARE no rules imo – I even drink Peroni with TUNA SALAD! (I can hear the sharp intake of breath; the ‘tut-tut’ and almost see the headshake of despair)…

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          • Geordie Boy says:

            Are you fuckers kidding,man? We wear T shirts in January. Have you never read Viz? Fuck the Bullingdon Club – try the Bigg Market on a Friday night. Kevin McGuire gans ragee when he’s had a couple.

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          • Phil O'Pastree says:

            Definition of a que­er Geordie – prefers women to ale.

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          • Peter Handlesmen says:

            What would I like ?? Ah, Sol for me…

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  4. 4
    Truth Sayer says:

    I’m thinking of changing my name to ‘MR BLUDDY HOON’ by deed poll, what do you all think

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  5. 5
    Truth Sayer says:

    Least Camo will win the binge drinker vote lol.

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    Samee says:

    Well at least if he can handle a glass or two of bubbly, he can’t be on any serious prescription drugs.

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      rick says:

      Leave Dave alone. It’s the teetotalers who are the danger – just say “yes, I’ll have a large one”. Quoting mayor Quinby – “alcohol makes women more attractive and men impervious to criticism”. I’m no theologian, but it seems to me that Islam would find many more followers if they relaxed the no drinking law. Ask any Catholic priest.

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    Truth Sayer says:

    Where’s Gordo gone now anyway? aint seen him polluting the media in a few days.

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    • 9

      my leader will murder your wimp when the TV debate takes place – with his BIG CLUNKING FIST *whammo*

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    • 152
      Anonymous says:

      Probably on his way to Afghanistan to make a surprise visit just before Cameron’s speech to announce that “Whilst others are sipping champagne, we are getting on with the job with my troops” or some other arsewrenching line.

      Why does the mirror page say ‘exclusive’ when it was in the new shitty london standard last night too.

      Was there not champagne at the labour do anyway or do they only drink shit?

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      Anonymous says:

      I thought he was supposed to be doing the upstaging of the Tory Party Conference by a ” SURPRISE!” trip to Afghanistan.
      Maybe they got him!
      One can but hope!

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    Truth Sayer says:

    Bet there is no bottle of champagne being opened on GE night at the BBC

    LOL

    suckers, we’re coming afterrrrrrrrrrrrr you beeboids next.

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  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t be sorry. Just shoot yourself. Nobody really cares.

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  10. 14
    get with the program says:

    Wha! he drinks champagne? Perhaps he is human after all and not really a lizard….blah blah

    He doesn’t drink Stella? I can’t relate to the man…I must vote the monster raving loony party.

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    Anonymous says:

    I really don’t think its a good idea for any of them to be seen drinking champagne in this current state. Lager or wine would be more sutiable. However the way the Mirror are banging on about this you would think Cameron had just been caught screwing someone.

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    • 333
      Blue Horseshoe Loves Anacott Steel. says:

      The screwing starts next year. When Blue Labour will continue to fubar the country.

      Here comes the new boss… same as the old boss.

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    • 386
      Harvey Proctor's Whip says:

      I want my Torys’ to be depraved!

      Hookers & Blow all round.

      Look what being Puritanical has done to Gordo and Tony.

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  12. 19
    dirtyden says:

    I don’t get it

    (champaigne)

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      Old Nick Heavenly says:

      After Tai Chi Party last night; champagne and home made cakes.

      It’s Hell being middle aged in Belgium!

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  13. 20
    Gaybo Fox says:

    Oh yes, well spotted, it is Mervyn King’s piss he’s drining

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      Max says:

      You should get to bed earlier and try again when you are more sober and can think up some more witty “Guido” names. Maybe in the morning.

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  14. 21
    Doctor Fox says:

    It is the Bank of England Governor’s pee he is drinking I should know I’ve taken his sample before.

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  15. 21
    dirtyden says:

    And another thing…

    Since you’ve been shamelessly sucking-up to the fringe like the bitch you seem to be – and, no doubt, somehow coining it as a result at the Tory conference – your blog has been hopeless.

    I know this is probably unfair. That’s why I am saying it.

    But impressions count. Even false ones.

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    DAVE JUST LOST MY VOTE (KEEP TALKING DICKHEAD) says:

    NO CHAMPERS ! Just Another Lying Politician !

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  17. 25

    Lettermans Prod co now called Wasssup? Worldwide Zipped Up Pants or WZUP!

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    adge says:

    and the Mirror put that as Exclusive, well as Boris said to Paxo jounalism what sort of job is that, just a load of over the garden fence talking as far as I’m concerned.

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      Seen it all before - honest ! says:

      Yep, perfectly describes the attention-seeking fop that is Fraser Campbell, although to describe him as a journo is not strictly accurate, he’s more one of that new breed, air-headed rightwing poseur.

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    DAVE JUST LOST MY VOTE (KEEP TALKING DICKHEAD) says:

    GUIDO Its A Shame That ALL These Sad Bastards Can’t Think Of A Name For Themselves And Have To Use Yours !

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  20. 28
    STUPIK HUNT says:

    Fell For It Hook,Line And Sinker Walked Straight In To A Set up ! What A Dick !
    Just Goes To Show That the Tories Have No More Courage Of Conviction Than Lie-Bore !

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  21. 29
    caesars wife says:

    I dont know fawkes , city wine cellars investment talk , well its better than guilts I suppose.

    Georges speech takes a little time to sink in , not that it tastes much better even then , he could do little else with the nov pre budget report still in the entrails and stick phase at the treasury . The treasury must be like some sort of warlocks lab , eye of newt ,wing of bat, £100bn of debt , skidmarked trouser , boil at gas mark 5 for 2 years and taa daa the socilist elixir .

    So now the public have the blindfold taste test yet again , Vinces stringent yet syrupy south american flavour , Darlings smells like roses but gives you the trots, or Osbournes cold cod liver oil . Cw thinks it has come to somthing when the truth is very little different to the labour corrosive . It is also sad that so little light on the nations finances is not up for public analysis , but that is this governments deceit .

    Ken Clarks speech was sagely and excellent , but for him to sound that it is a worse position since 1979 ,begins to tell what could be in store , his famous line that “debt is just taxation defered “was simple enough to understand piece of basic ecnomics , however you can include that one liner and add “long term unrepayable debt is weak politics ” . The Ruin will no doubt try and make the case that he is protecting the economy (from a change in office is the truth) , but then Osbourne nearly nailed it with the fact that the interest on the Ruins borrowings is more than the education budget and armed forces in other words the ruin will achieve what few labour governments have done in that they are jeapordiisng the future ability of the country , to provide society with stability . In 10 years time we will still be feelings the effect of labours ecnomic ruin , it may even lead to more ecnomic unbalancing and selling off of bits of the Uks long worked at wealth .

    Many of us have a bottle of champagne on ice for when this totaly weak and decietfull government are finsihed , and the piece in wikipedia on 1997 to 2010 reads like a charge in a criminal fraud case ,with a vertibale cast of Walter mittys posing as ministers of high office .

    Labour have no right to return to office , there record is not only marked , but worthless , the libs have failed to tell us anything of note or even remotely pro UK , and the conservatives know that the public are in no mood to be tricked again into vanity politics .

    Not flash just gordon might have been gulped down by the gullable in a recession in wich he could con everyone that it wasnt his fault , except that little piece of fraudulant theater has been well and truly exposed . Not sweet just Osbourne isnt quite what the public would want in this heroic debt struggle yet to come . Not competant just labour is no use either .

    CW thinks Dave had better learn how to deal with an expanding blamange , it says nothing , wobbles about and will slide from one plate to another for better presenatation . That reminds me who is Ben Summerskill and why does he think he has done anything worthwhile other than being in the PR eqaulities business, that will help pay the debt off , I might have more respect for ben if he was a car parts maker in the Midlands , weve got enough stonewallers in the government thanks very much.

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  22. 31
    MG says:

    Re Mirror – If this is what constitutes debate in the UK then seriously we all need to pack our bags as we are not going to solve anything at all. Truly pathetic.

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    • 40
      Weedo Twerp says:

      OOOOOH look at me I’m swearing on a blog…

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      • 44
        caesars wife says:

        that was funny I thought it was your sad socialist face !

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      • 47

        Well, the comparison has been made, I must admit. My wife always tells me I have a face like a skelpit arse :-)

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          Data Miner says:

          No entry for “skelpit”. Probably past participle of “skelp”.

          skelp /skElp/ v. Chiefly Sc. & north.
          LME. [Prob. imit.]
          1 v.t. Strike; slap, smack. Later spec. spank. LME.

          So now we know approximately where you’re from. And approximately how you vote.

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      • 133
        cuckoo says:

        I wonder what she tells the milkman. “Your hairy arse looks like Spaedos face”?

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          stilyagi_air_corps says:

          I wonder what this mythical creature (sPado’s wife) makes of some of his comments about dead children? Probably too drugged and battered to care.

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      • 136
        cuckoo says:

        I wonder what she tells the milkman. “Your hairy a­rse looks like S­pa­e­dos face”?

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  23. 33

    fuck sake – if i wanted to read a book i would go the fooking libraray
    Caesers Wife – FUCK OFF

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    adge says:

    looks more like lets raise a glass for a toast, notice how the mirror have covered all the other guests with print, if they had that photograph surely you would take a photo of DC drinking it, its only another click of the camera sorry doesnt prove anything to me as I said above very poor journalism.

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  25. 35
    Hysteria says:

    This is complete SHIT! I dont know if I am more annoyed by why this is a “story” – or by Fraser setting up Cam (who’s fucking side are you on?)

    Objective numero uno is to drive a stake through the heart of socialism – petty point scoring that gets in the way of this objective really ticks me off!

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  26. 36
    Silent Bob (sleeping) says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  27. 49
    Anonymous says:

    It’s Pomagne

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    BGarvie says:

    Only the Daily Mirror would try and make a story out of nothing. That is their stock in trade. A ‘cr@p sheet’ full of waffle & nothing of consequence. It is amazing they actually try and sell this newspaper. No wonder they are losing money.

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    • 52
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      It’s over-rated, over-priced and long over-due to fold

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    • 59
      Call me Infidel says:

      Twelve years of champagne socialism and this is the best they can do….pathetic.

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    • 78
      Hugh Janus says:

      The Mirror isn’t a newspaper, but might just make it as a third-rate comic. However, the Beano is far more entertaining.

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      • 266
        Anonymous says:

        Was, you mean. Not any more. It’s gone PC. Bash St kids? My daughter’s teaching ‘em right now.

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    • 123
      SmogMonster says:

      It’s the Tories’ fault for being all dull and serious. Why can’t they storm out of a few interviews or borrow some half-witted policies from the BeenPee so we can have a laugh?

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      patriotic says:

      To B Garvie.
      Hear Hear,who the hell wants to know what that waste of trees the Daily Mirror says.
      On the odd times it has been lying around somewere and I have flicked through it, I thought I was reading the Dandy or Beano its a comic and as for its politics you only need to say Geordie McGuire and you have it in one.
      What a man he has about as much political knowse as my dog,how the hell he became some kind of editor is beyond me.
      A man holding a glass which actually looks like orange is the best they can come up with for a front page what a joke they are.
      My advice stick to what you do best ie:- PRODUCING A COMIC.

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  30. 53
    going mental says:

    so what if he has a glass of champers its better than fucking the country up

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  31. 55
    Robin Hoodie says:

    Guido Tawkes, boring as usual.

    Perhaps you have nothing better to do in your life than proliferate your insane

    ramblings on here. Hope the Labour Party is paying you well for your incessant garbage.

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      Doc Trough says:

      Could’ve bought about 6 caravans for that and moved the rest of the family in.

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      Hugh Janus says:

      Good to see they haven’t deserted their socialist principles.

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      • 109
        Mongel says:

        So that’ll be the equivalent of 66,667 bottles of supermarket champagne at £15 a time. Go Tony, show the rest of us how to live, but don’t forget to stay out of the country or yo’ll have to pay tax like the rest of us.

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    • 125
      Anonymous says:

      These are the rewards of mammon from obeisance to the lizard bankers.

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      • 141
        DelBoy says:

        On the down side, he does have to sleep with her sometimes.

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        • 172
          Flat Eric says:

          Do you reckon any of the lizard bankers will give a feck about the pay freeze on those earning £18,000? Christ a round of drinks! How can anyone live for a year on £18,000- bloody social security scroungers.

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        Slotgob says:

        I don’t have to worry about my birth control ‘equipment’ any more either !

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    • 289
      Cyco Billy says:

      Another inspired selection by the DM’s picture editor. That man’s (?) a genius. Why? You don’t have to read the article to take away the message.

      Just look at the fecking troughers. They look exactly like they just won the lottery. Except they haven’t. They’re just taking the piss, and they know it. And so do we (except Grauniad readers of course).

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  33. 58
    Down with Brown! says:

    What’s so wrong with champagne? Even the Soviets used to drink Odessa Shampanskoye. First the British left banned smoking and now they are moving against Champagne. What’s next?

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  34. 63
    righteous-rage says:

    And you bore us, a lot so just go away there`s a good lad.

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    going mental says:

    O/t heard a rumour that dave has a suprise in his speech

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    • 163
      DelBoy says:

      ..seen the pointlessness of it all and is resigning. Too much to ask.

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    • 221
      Anonymous says:

      Guido could have someone start a chinese rumour whilst up there. that would be fun. ‘Dave was toasting his love for Hoon with a orange Tango=Dave toasted the chump in the room and later danced the fan dango whilst drunk

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      Phil O'Pastree says:

      Another referendum on Europe to add to the one Hard Labour gave us.

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  36. 65
    streamfisher says:

    Dave should have ordered a glass of red wine and a guacamole and cheese sandwich and challenged Gordon to do the same.

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      streamfisher says:

      Thanks for this mental in link: What is altogether more surprising is that there are still quite a few people who argue that the information and opinion provided by blogs have an integrity lacking in our compromised mainstream media. It is surely time to blow the whistle on this peculiarly idiotic idea…………………………. Dead Tree Press!

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      nell says:

      Poor little independent. It’s easy to see, reading article, why they are struggling to survive.

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      Seymore Clearley says:

      One shouldn’t laugh but it just demonstrates the total fuck up by our administration don’t it? – Round my way they aren’t so enterprising; the bins are stolen to order for arsonists to play with

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    misera says:

    How do you know it is champagne in the glass, it may be a glass of cheap ballywash

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    • 73
      streamfisher says:

      Its just a photo-op for the Daily Mirror, content irrelevant.

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      • 124
        Under a flower pot at the bottom of the garden until the GE says:

        LOOK AT THOSE TOFFS, screams the last organ of this dying government. Is that is all they can come up with?

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          Phil O'Pastree says:

          Not only that…it is “£140 a bottle champagne”. How the fuck do they know that? Must have taken some serious investigative journalism to unearth details like that.

          Or, they just made it up.

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          • Anonymous says:

            well they made the bit up that it was requested by an aide…. if Fraser Nelson is to be believed – which, of course he is.

            They probably just looked at the bottle and googled it.

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          • Phil O'Pastree says:

            If the MOD were in charge of proucrement then maybe that’s what it would cost.

            Pol Roger is closer to £140 a case not a bottle but then that wouldn’t have the same shock impact on Mirror readers.

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      Doc Trough says:

      Top telly sleuth, Eamonn Holmes has just informed the nation that it was ‘expensive sham-pean!’

      None of ‘yer shayte’ then.

      Fitabaytye?

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        Dumb ass Mirror reader says:

        Eamon Holmes still left wing but give him his due at least he hated that bitch Fiona whatsername when at GMTV that appeared on the Labour party platform last week.

        Expensive? anything over 3 quid then after McDooms tax I presume.

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        everyday's a schoolday says:

        Fitabaytye? No, don’t get it

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        • 379
          Doc Trough says:

          ‘What about you?’, I was once informed by a friendly native or, as we might say, ‘How are you doing?’

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    Anonymous says:

    As someone once said(allegedly) “So What !” – at least Cameron comes across as someone you would probably enjoy having a drink with whereas Brown – “Oops sorry Gordon can’t stay must dash my last train’s in 3 hours !!”

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  41. 72
    Dack Blog says:

    ‘The rules don’t apply to them’ shocker.

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  42. 74
    going mental says:

    something for a orrible morning

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  43. 75
    Road_Hog says:

    Christ, another non-story.

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  44. 77
    Jumbo says:

    I’m bored of this. Byeee

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    nell says:

    Well to be fair he doesn’t look as if he’s interested in drinking it.

    I bet he went back to his hotel room and had a cup of tea.

    But as you say Labour will get very excited about that picture this morning. After all, our labour millionaires don’t partake of bubbly do they?

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    One flew over the No 10 bunker says:

    Woke up this morning and the first thing I heard was GMTV stating that the Tories were to slash public spending on low paid workers and painting it in the darkness light they possibly could even getting in ‘millionaires’ comments then doctors nurses, and fireman all the emotive words.

    The end of this report was that Unions promising that should the Tories be elected there would be a summer of discontent. (summer? so they know the election is next year then???) Anyway wind back to Monday night when the chancellor seneaked out his stsement on a public service pay freeze and the unions then were merely “disappointed” which tells you all you need to know. When will the union members wake up and realise they are just being used solely as cannon fodder in the unions war against sensible policy that you don’t spend what you no longer have. I hope the public see through this cynical stunt and reporting bias but I doubt it as I know many do not comprehend the serious position we are in or just don’t really care hence the 27%.

    GMTV should now be second in line for the lampost. Before anyone says who cares about GMTV a lot of people watch this every morning and are greatly influenced by its output.

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    Anonymous says:

    yawn……………………

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    Man on the Clapham Omnibus says:

    Man Has Drink at Social Function Shock!!!

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    P1 says:

    THis looks like a vital news national news story, being prominently featured on the front page of a one of Britain’s many gossip comics. Is the Mirror suggesting here that D Cameron has Charles Kennedy tendencies? Perhaps Marr could ask Cameron if this is true, so that we can get to the bottom of this important allegation.

    Or, if the Mirror is showing its readers what a glass of wine looks like, then at least we have some sort of useful educational content aimed at the lager-drinking fraternity, and no further action is needed.

    PS: Can the Mirror confirm which of its staff do/do not drink alcohol please?

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  50. 102

    Socialists, and especially Champagne Socialists hate competition.

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    Cotswolds says:

    The wealth gap has got bigger under the current government.

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    P1 says:

    THis looks like a vital news national news story, being prominently featured on the front page of a one of Britain’s many gossip comics. Is the Mirror suggesting here that D Cameron has Charles Kennedy tendencies? Perhaps Marr could ask Cameron if this is true, so that we can get to the bottom of this important allegation.

    Or, if the Mirror is showing its readers what a glass of wine looks like, then at least we have some sort of useful educational content aimed at the lager-drinking fraternity, and no further action is needed.

    PS: Can the Mirror confirm which of its staff do/do not consume grape or hop based refreshments please?

    PPS: Repeated avoiding modable words

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    Mongel says:

    It’s a dead give-away. If you see the word “Bullingdon” you are getting a synchronised message from Labour party HQ. Grown up politicians don’t keep droning on about the fact that DC was a wanker at university 25 years ago, like Ed Balls the Steamer, but infantilists like McBride and Draper can’t think of anything cleverer to say.

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    MB. says:

    The Daily Mail also tried to make a big fuss about people from the Conservative conference drinking champagne even though it was given out free at a party. Many people commented that they did not mention what was drunk at the Labour conference – I can’t imagine Mandelson with a bottle of cheap brown ale.

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    going mental says:

    100th

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    shelling-out says:

    Funny how some people always refer to the shadow cabinet’s university days, and their association with the Bullingdon Club.

    Were you never young? Did you never do anything which you might be ashamed of now?

    Bet you did.

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      Phil O'Pastree says:

      Better members of the Bullingdon Club than of the Trotsky Club like most of the present cabinet of public school educated Hard Labour comrades.

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      • 137
        Anonymous says:

        the club met apparently once at the most twice a year and had dinner.

        FFS I have reunions with friends from a previous company more often than that. Guess I better not run for PM then as I would be accused of belonging to some club.

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        • 145
          Phil O'Pastree says:

          And I do believe they got riotously drunk and shouted a lot.

          I mean, I never did when I was at college. At least not before breakfast.

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        • 146
          Phil O'Pastree says:

          And I do believe they got riotously dr­unk and shouted a lot.

          I mean, I never did when I was at college. At least not before breakfast.

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      Pisshead says:

      The first time I went out at Uni I had three pints and threw up in the street.

      NB the Buller met twice a year. Why they go on and on about it God only knows.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Der Fledermaus ends with a toast to Champagne.

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  58. 115
    shelling-out says:

    We didn’t pay for the champagne, so what’s the problem?

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      shelling-out says:

      …and there were no photo’s of him actually drinking it. This hardly makes him an alcoholic.

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  59. 117

    I am very underwhelmed by this story – if this is the best Labour papers can come up with….

    I don’t hold with puritanism, neo or otherwise.

    BTW, to get back to the *politics*, are we loving the Labour “criticisms” of Georgie’s speech, as heralded by Pravda? “He’s not cutting enough to deal with… umm… our mammoth budget deficit… ummm… as you were”

    To be honest, I think the major victory is one fo framing an election battleground in terms of “budget deficit”. Every time a question is even *posed* in those terms, regardless of who to or what the answer might be, it hurts labour. And most of all of course, hurts the Prime Moron, who can’t even bring himself to talk of it. Cocksucker.

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  60. 121
    Taxfodder says:

    I was waiting for the first utterances from Osbourn, and true to form there is absolutely nothing new just more of the same old reworked ideas and we are all in it together bollocks.

    WE ARE NOT ALL IN IT TOGETHER!!!!!

    I want to see lass taxation and I mean a lot less, THEN! people will be able to use “that” money to save more and sooner for retirement.

    If they choose to piss it away then its up to them ITS THEIR’S

    Successive governments have been good at pissing away other peoples cash for them, and I might add looting the cash pot for themselves.

    When politicians trumpet “we” have to tighten our belts they mean “you”

    I have seen nobody at Westminster I would trust to see me across the road safely let alone the country’s finances.

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  61. 134
    shelling-out says:

    OK. Seeing as I’ve been modded for an innocent remark, I’ll try again.

    The Mirror has only showed a picture of DC with a full champa*ne glass in his hand. Are there any pictures of him actually drin*ing it?

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  62. 135
    blob says:

    Bloody hell!

    I take my champers, three times a day, from a spoon…..just as the doctor ordered!!

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  63. 138
    Anonymous says:

    And the winner of the man booker prize 2009 for the best work of fiction is :

    the labour party manifesto 2005 by Anthony Blair

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  64. 140
    caesars wife says:

    And the winner of the mann booker prize 2009 for the best work of fiction is :

    The 2005 labour party manifesto by Anthony Blair

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    • 155
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      And the Turner Prize goes to Gordon Brown for his abstract work on the British Economy.

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    • 156
      rocknrolla says:

      My favourite bit of that book was:

      “The EU now has 25 members and will continue to expand.The new
      Constitutional Treaty ensures the new Europe can work effectively,
      and that Britain keeps control of key national interests like foreign pol-
      icy, taxation, social security and defence.The Treaty sets out what the EU can do and what it cannot. It strengthens the voice of national par-
      liaments and governments in EU affairs. It is a good treaty for Britain
      and for the new Europe.We will put it to the British people in a refer-
      endum and campaign whole-heartedly for a ‘Yes’ vote to keep Britain
      a leading nation in Europe.”

      The after-publishing publicity was outstanding, McCretin drawing lots of attention to his breaking the promise in a solo effort after everyone else had gone home. What a novel, best fiction of the decade I say.

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  65. 149
    rocknrolla says:

    If you want a laugh read Comrade Kevin’s article on today’s mirror site – probably the most depressing website I’ve ever visited. With his endless class war rhetoric you’re going to be seeing a lot more of this awful, bitter little man on the BBC reminding voters that Cameron went to Eton. Anyone remember – did the BBC make a big deal about Blair’s privileged education?

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    • 164
      P1 says:

      This Toff accusation from Labour/Maguire etc will backfire spectacularly if they pursue it.

      What school did Harman atttend please?

      How much money/how many houses has Shaun Woodward got?

      Which school did/do the Milliband brothers go to?

      Anyone on the labour front bench go to Oxford University?

      Etc etc.

      What was Cameron supposed to do? Perhaps when he was 7 or 8 he should have wised up to the world and told his parents that he didn’t want to be educated, as he was preparing the ground for an attempt to be Prime Minister in around 35 years time, and needed the credibility of a rubbish education……

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      • 186
        resurgemus says:

        shouldn’t we start with what Kevin Maguire and his wife are worth ?

        Seven figure sum at least.

        If CMD gets asked again how much he’s worth he could always say less than the Blairs !

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      • 223
        rocknrolla says:

        Problem is that the BBC will never mention any of those things. Of course a terrible and biased news show like fox news probably would. But that’s the type of thing we don’t want here.

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      • 251
        Anonymous says:

        Oh, make way for the ocado delivery to Downing Street. Make way, make way

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      • 323
        Cyco Billy says:

        Camo should have told his parents in no uncertain terms at that age that he wanted to be a chimney sweep, just like in the Water Babies, and then he should have run away from home and become one, having been trafficked and forced into 10 years (minimum) of servitude with only bread and water to drink. Of course, he would still be unattractive to the Left unless, having escaped from bonded labour by the skin of his teeth and with a story fit for a west hampstead novelist and the man booker, he had a medical certificate for pneumoconiosis, bandy legs and curvature of the spine from climbing chimneys, and was of stunted appearance.

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          Anonymous says:

          having escaped from bonded labour by the skin of his teeth and with a story fit for a west hampstead novelist and the man booker, he had a medical certificate for pneumoconiosis, bandy legs and curvature of the spine from climbing chimneys, and was of stunted appearance.

          The “ginger chipmunk?”

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    • 179
      shelling-out says:

      Selective journalism.

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      • 207
        Phil O'Pastree says:

        Journalism? That was a Party Political Broadcast of behalf of the Hard Labour (12 years) Party.

        Millionaire hack appeals to the baser instincts of “ordinary” people.

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  66. 157
    P1 says:

    THis looks like a vital news national news story, being prominently featured on the front page of a one of Britain’s many gossip comics. Is the Mirror suggesting here that D Cameron has Charles Kennedy tendencies? Perhaps Marr could ask Cameron if this is true, so that we can get to the bottom of this important allegation.

    Or, if the Mirror is showing its readers what a glass of “vin” looks like, then at least we have some sort of useful educational content aimed at the carling-consuming fraternity, and no further action is needed.

    PS: Can the Mirror confirm which of its staff do/do not consume grape or hop based refreshments please?

    PPS: Attempt 3 – avoiding modable words

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  67. 168
    Flat Eric says:

    1 outa 3 ain’t bad. I’ll take the knockers ta.

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  68. 169
    EC1 PhD says:

    Cool Britannia replaced by Britannia Winter but still the champagne flows. OK if it’s grown and made in the UK though.

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  69. 170
    Sukyspook says:

    What IS the world coming to….I must be on Guido’s ‘watch list’ as I just got modded for talking about Peroni….

    This is a sad day for blog posters (shakes head in despair once more).

    ( I know how much sympathy to expect: “you know what you can do if you don’t like it” – G Fawkes)

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  70. 171
    going mental says:

    the mirror is like labourlist SHIT

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  71. 173
    Eileen Critchley says:

    At every level it will be the roughest campaign ever!

    It may also come sooner than you think.

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  72. 176
    Article 38 says:

    If that’s the best the Daily Mirror can do…

    Meanwhile, we learned this week that Gordon Brown refused General Dannatt’s request for reinforcements in Afghanistan.

    And, what about Baroness Scotland?

    And so on, ad nauseam.

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    • 210
      FrankFisher says:

      And Harman’s car crash – where have all these stories gone?

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      • 302
        Anonymous says:

        They’re coming so thick and fast they barely register. Labour in new corruption/incompetence scandal – same ‘ol, same ‘ol, just shrugs shoulders. We don’t do anything about it, they know we won’t do anything about and so it continues. Heads on spikes are the only thing that might make them change. They need to fear us again.

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  73. 177
    It's all Balls says:

    Interesting responses from NuLab and Lib Dumbs to Osborne’s speech.

    Byrne stated “does not begin to address halving the deficit”

    LibDums – “a drop in the ocean”

    I hope someone from aljabeeba dares to ask both parties “if these proposed measures don’t go far enough what are you proposing in addition?”

    But then they will probably lead with the brand of champagne Dave’s drinking (in the national interest of course).

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    • 216
      FrankFisher says:

      I hope someone from aljabeeba dares to ask both parties “if these proposed measures don’t go far enough what are you proposing in addition?”

      But they’r enot – the Toady prog this morning was full of “this doesn’t being to tackle the scale of the problem” without *mention* of who *caused* the feckin problem and what *their* proposed solutions might be! It’s the most bizarrely distorted fairy tale politics – only the words of the Nasty Party are ever analysed, everything else is sweetness and light.

      Death to the BBC!

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      • 317
        shelling-out says:

        Well – at least the Beeb have admitted that there IS a large-scale problem.

        Not that I watch it.

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      • 381
        Extinct Lemmings says:

        The BBC are a stinking rotting corpse, it’s already dead, that’s why one whiff of it makes most people puke, trolls like the taste.

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  74. 179
    Max says:

    I have been getting riotously drunk now for going on 35 years and believe it is a matter between me and my liver. I did not realise it precluded me from being involved in politics and so will desist with immediate effect. By joining the Liberals. Hic.

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  75. 182
    It's all Balls says:

    Attempt #2 (Guido’s being institutionalised)

    Interesting responses from NuLab and Lib Dumbs to Osborne’s speech.

    Byrne stated “does not begin to address halving the deficit”

    LibDums – “a drop in the ocean”

    I hope someone from aljabeeba dares to ask both parties “if these proposed measures don’t go far enough what are you proposing in addition?”

    But then they will probably lead with the brand of champagne Dave’s ………. (in the national interest of course).

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    • 192
      resurgemus says:

      let them get on with it – the more they put on the table now, the easier it is to control spending later.

      If Liam Byrne is so confident the question he needs to be asked why aren’t you doing it then ?

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      • 202
        It's all Balls says:

        It’s kind of you to suggest that I move in he sort of circles which gives me access to politicians – but like most on here I’m just a sad git who posts on blogs.

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  76. 183
    BBC goes on a Jolly says:

    So a “Doctor” was given a government grant to go off on a jolly to the Isles of Scilly to prove that if people switch lights and TVs off then they will use less leccy.

    Unfortunately it didn’t happen and e day used no less leccy than a normal day. And as he was being followed by a BBC so called news team, then shipping them all to and from the Isles meant e day used more energy than an N day.

    But what a waste of Taxpayers’ money and TV licence fees.

    Now it has been shown that the earth has been getting cooler for the last ten years Global warming has been dropped by the BBC and climate change brought in. They can’t lose with that moniker as change is what the climate does.

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    • 213
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      We will be taxed to the hilt to prevent the climate from changing.

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      • 285
        Sir William Waad says:

        Next up will be a new Gravity Tax, designed to stop things falling down and to enable us to make water flow uphill.

        As Montgomery Scott would say, “Ye canna change the laws o’ physics!”

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    • 253
      Question master says:

      How many BBC people trawl around the party conferences?

      It amounts to state-funding for hotels/breweries/train operators.

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      • 269
        BBC goes on a Jolly says:

        They just throw a wall of money at conferences. While Sky make do with Adam Boulton the BBC send an army. But they do not share resources and each prog sends a unique team, BBC News. Daily politics, newsnight, BBC radio, BBC local radio and so on.

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        • 310
          Cost Cutting Delivery Unit (BBC/news) says:

          I wonder if there’s some room for minor budget trimming here then? On inspection, it occurs to me, there might just be.

          Also, why not sack the Fiona Bruces of this world and get the sports presenters (they must be cheaper) to read out the whole news bulletin, instead of just the footie scores?

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    • 321
      Mr. G. Rim-Reaper says:

      But they have the ability to change the climate from cloud seeding. China did it for the Parade. The USA are spraying aluminum cyanide from aircraft. maybe the climate tax pays for the aeroplanes and chemicals?

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  77. 187
    The Loony Leader of Londistan, professing Him (or Her) Self 'Happy' (sic) says:

    I am replete.

    I have a dedicated team of thick-as-shit Bloggers and pundits who completely overwhelm and silence Right Wing bloggers and the press.

    Mzzzz. Ha Ha Ha – HoHoHoPerson and her lesbos completely dominate Wimmin.

    And I dominate everyone.

    And Bliar has, following his 90 day rule, f ucked off too.

    Life (as I know it) is good.

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    • 196
      The Loony Leader of Londistan, professing Him (or Her) Self 'Happy' (sic) says:

      Oh . . . Hello Nurse . . . time already . . ?

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  78. 188
    duncan says:

    drinking a glass of shampoo means very little.

    an inability for the upper levels of the party to follow what everyone else is expected to do is just plain silly.

    dave, mick howard & co have all walked into day-glo man traps at a time they know the place would be littered by them.

    school boy error.

    poor show.

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    • 231
      Max says:

      There is no drink ban. They were told not to get pissed and do something stupid like fall arse over tit in the street. In other words to avoid what ZNL were doing in Brighton. I don’t think there is a photo of Dave arse over tit.

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  79. 193
    St Paul says:

    The old directive, from the professional standards courses, was “Never be photographed with a glass in your hand” you do not know when the snap will reappear with the caption “Regular Piss-head”.

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    • 326
      Mr. G. Rim-Reaper says:

      I saw a memo: ‘Never be photographed with a cock in your hand’ – You do not know when the sanp will reappear with the caption “Service Industry sees Job opportunities”

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  80. 194
    Scenic says:

    Looks like the ‘recovery’ has gone tits up:-

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8292958.stm

    Contrary to expectations, the UK economy did not grow in the third quarter of the year, an influential economic group has predicted.

    Gross domestic product (GDP) was unchanged from July to September, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) calculated.

    Official GDP figures for the third quarter will be released on 23 October.

    Many economists predicted there would be growth in the three-month period, which would end the UK recession.

    The NIESR blamed the economy’s failure to register any growth on weak industrial production in August, especially reduced activity in the oil industry.

    Liam Byrne, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said the NIESR’s figures “seem to confirm the Chancellor’s judgement that the economy will begin to grow by the end of the year”.

    “Today’s estimates show the action we’re taking to support the economy is working,” he said.

    The biggest risk now to economic recovery was complacency, he added.

    Great prominence

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced earlier in the day that industrial output had unexpectedly fallen in August, dropping 2.5% from the previous month.

    GDP figures are given great prominence because a recession is generally taken to be shown by two consecutive quarters when the economic output is contracting.

    The NIESR points out that its forecasts tend to be within 0.2 percentage points of the first official estimate from the ONS, which means that it is likely the economy will show either a small amount of growth or decline.

    It also warned that its predictions were likely to be less accurate than usual because of the “current disturbed economic circumstances”.

    But the forecast does cast doubt on whether the UK economy will be following France, Germany and Japan out of recession.

    Even if it does not, there is likely to have been be an improvement from the 0.6% contraction seen between April and June.

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    • 206
      Missioner says:

      “Looks like the ‘recovery’ has gone tits up:”

      Apart from the underlying seriousness of what you write, does this mean we’re in the Missionary Posis?

      In that case, we’re saved Bothers ‘n Sisters!

      Repent and believe in Gordo!

      Hell of a lujah

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    • 276
      DZ says:

      “Contrary to expectations, the UK economy did not grow in the third quarter of the year, an influential economic group has predicted.”

      Hahahahahahah — “did not grow” …… “influential group has predicted”. Shurely shome mistake with the prognosis?

      Cheap shot.

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      • 286
        Scenic says:

        I think this is the key figure : “industrial output had unexpectedly fallen in August, dropping 2.5% from the previous month.”

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        • 331
          Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

          What were the previous month’s figures?

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          • Scenic says:

            There was a 0.5% rise in output June to July, a 2.5% fall in August obviously overhauls that gain.

            Seems that the invented money and the car scrappage scheme produced that 0.5% growth and now we are back on trend – the report in the Times says not one single sector produced any growth July to August and the oil industry output reduced by 7.3%

            What will happen when the cash printers are turned off?

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          • hahahahahahaah says:

            Liam Byrne, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said the NIESR’s figures “seem to confirm the Chancellor’s judgement that the economy will begin to grow by the end of the year”.

            Hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!!

            ROTFLMFAO X 3

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  81. 197
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Labour are just jealous because the brewers & distillers effectively boycotted the Labour conference. Not surprising since Alistair Darling whacked up the tax on Scotch whiskey and Labour introduced the smoking ban which has done immense to pubs & clubs.

    Oh and what about all those champagne bottles littering the corridors of the BBC on election night 1997. There won’t be many of those come May 2010 :-)

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    • 203
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      ‘immense damage’

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    • 222
      FrankFisher says:

      Oh and what about all those champagne bottles littering the corridors of the BBC on election night 1997. There won’t be many of those come May 2010 :-)

      I had a small idea regarding that – might be something Guido would like. Champagne bottles littering the blogs wot won it. Pics of our individual sacrifice to Bacchus, scattered across the web the morning after, all with a little reminder of the BBC quote – jane garvey wasn’t it? – regarding those bottles littering white city in 97.

      I think it would really, really, annoy them, and remind them that they don’t control the story any more

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      • 318
        Code 5 says:

        Now this plan i like ! run with it some one please.

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      • 366
        T. Grimm-Rheaper says:

        I want to see blood on the carpets and rivers of tears in the BBC corridors come May 2010, and a delivery of caskets through the back entrance for the suicides. In HD wide-screen colour. Anything less will be a terrible disappointment.

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  82. 198
    Road_Hog says:

    Good to hear that arse Nicky Campbell get stumped for words this morning while interviewing George Osborne. He started on about Osborne going to some posh (sic) school and Osborne turned around and said well Harriet Harman went to the same school and it was like, oh fuck I can’t go on the attack now.

    Then he tried to get jokey and said, were you friends, and Osborne was like, there was a boys and a girls site at the school and erm, there’s a bit of an age difference between us. Campbell you dim fuck.

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    • 205
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Being a Campbell(end) he must be related to that other Campbell, Alchi Ali :-)

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    • 280
      Engineer says:

      Boris has shown the way.

      If smartarse journo’s start on this line, it’s now open season on politely but firmly demolishing them.

      Be aware Beeboids! Polite, sensible pertinent questions will get polite, sensible and pertinent answers. Go below the belt, and you’ll be punched straight back.

      Could be fun….

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  83. 199
    Snuggles says:

    Got to agree with you Guido I’m a Peroni person as well. I see that Alan Duncan(we have to live on rations now) was enjoying a glass! ;)

    How is this any different from the champagne socialists?

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  84. 200
    Anonymous says:

    Your apendage looks like a Peyronie

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  85. 208
    Lizzie says:

    Did Maguire use his mobile to take this picture?

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    • 215
      shelling-out says:

      Whether he used his mobile or not is not the issue.

      The name of the game is smear tactics.

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  86. 211
    ian e says:

    BORING ! ! ! When are we going to get a real story??

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  87. 217
    going mental says:

    i dont really see this as a major fuck up , at least we didnt pay for it

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  88. 219
    Max says:

    This was an excellent piece for the tories because it absolutely confirms that ZNL and the left leaning press have nothing credible to say whatsoever.

    I am now writing up an article which I hope to sell to The Mirror (having not cracked the Beeb yet but give it time) on Dave’s “hair problems”.

    If The Mirror doesn’t bite I am sure that it will be published in Trichology Monthly. Everyone knows the British housewife will not vote for a baldy. Or have times changed? Bugger it.

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  89. 220
    Nestor Mahkhno says:

    as every Old Etonian knows, ones drinks champagne holding the stem not the glass

    therefore it’s orange juice

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  90. 224
    saltire not satire says:

    he should of been reading ETONS happier memories school report, french kissing mrs thatcher then shaking lord ashcrofts hand while torching a pic of scottish parliament.

    get everything out the way in one pic

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  91. 227
    FrankFisher says:

    Shhh. I think Silent Bob has a hangover.

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  92. 232
    Pimp_my_Gold_Oh_Gordon says:

    Dave drinks champers – Wow! What a revelation!
    Take a literacy course – Star Readers – and a life coach!

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  93. 233
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    There is a difference between exercising restraint in one’s own lavish expenditure and not accepting a drink or two that someone else has paid for.

    The former is frugality, the latter stupidity.

    The Mirror is produced by the stupid for the stupid. 45p for rubbish sans tits.

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  94. 234
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Can’t we say tits now?

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    • 240
      Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

      Yes we obviously can so I’ll try again with a cut and paste

      There is a difference between exercising restraint in one’s own lavish expenditure and not accepting a drink or two that someone else has paid for.

      The former is frugality, the latter stupidity.

      The Mirror is produced by the stupid for the stupid. 45p for rubbish sans tits.

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    • 263
      Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

      Tits ok, what about lavish, frugality and stupidity?

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      • 265
        Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

        Getting there, what about restraint, expenditure and 45p?

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        • 267
          Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

          Good. former, latter, drink?

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        • 270
          Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

          Sorry about this campers, doubly so as I have now read earlier posts which would have saved me some time. The naughty wood is indeed dr*nk meaning booze.

          Would you fucking believe it.

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          • Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

            There is a difference between exercising restraint in one’s own lavish expenditure and not accepting ‘liquid refreshment’ or two that someone else has paid for.

            The former is frugality, the latter stupidity.

            The Mirror is produced by the stupid for the stupid. 45p for rubbish sans tits.

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          • Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

            Yes, that’s much less offensive.

            I always wanted my own blog.

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  95. 235
    mondeoman says:

    Where is Gordon?

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  96. 236
    DMC says:

    I drink what I want on expenses,
    you cheeky f**king PLEBS!

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  97. 237
    Kevin Maguire says:

    Fraser Nelson is going round showing off about this photo. He obviously thinks he’s a clever little boy but he’s nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is.

    In fact, thanks Fraser. Nice one!

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    • 242
      Anonymous says:

      People like Cameron. They hate Brown with a vengeance.

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    • 273
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      Yes indeed. The Scoop of the Year deserves wider attention than the ever dwindling circulation of The Mirror.

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    • 296
      Gonk says:

      Wow, what a story.

      Such a serf. Had a word with Harriet recently.

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      • 308
        Kev Magoo says:

        Aye, wuz chattin with her recently on the mobile when we got off very suddenly. Then heard some muttering about “You know where you can find me” but haven’t seen her since.

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  98. 243
    going mental says:

    anyway how much champers has gordon and his mob had in 13 years in power and at our expense ?

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  99. 245
    David Cameron says:

    Some get their kicks from cocaine….

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  100. 249
    spike says:

    The champers snap looks like its really going to damage the Conservatives! Are there any Labour supporters out there making revised predictions of the outcme of the GE.

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    • 292
      Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

      ICM are checking it out right now. It’s beginning to look as if the Tories have bombed.
      Blood, tears sweat, OK, Champaign Not OK.

      Cameron is apparently nearly suicidal.

      He is negotiating the purchase of a ferret at this very moment, and hoping to get it on expenses. Stupid boy.

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  101. 256
    Diet Pork Pie says:

    You can feel the vacuum, New Labour are no longer in power

    Mandelson finally vacated power when he used the word “chump” – he knew we knew he was lying, and he knew we knew that he knew he was lying, but he did not care anymore.

    Brown is politically bankrupt, he lies carry no weight as we no longer want to believe him

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    • 303
      Moley says:

      It’s not that we don’t want to believe him.

      He has lied so often and so flagrantly that we know for certain that he does not even know the difference between truth and lies.

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      • 360
        P1 says:

        Mandelson lies all the time. Always has done. It’s his style, but he thinks he’s just being clever and “spinning”.

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    • 319
      EC1 PhD says:

      In honour of Mandelson’s latest spate of lying, the mods should ban the word chump and replace it not with hoon but with c’unt.

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  102. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Of course at the ZanuLabour conf’ it was all beer and sandwiches.

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  103. 259
    Odds Bodkins says:

    What’s wrong with Champagne anyway? Best drop of lager money can buy.

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  104. 261
    President B.liar says:

    ~That’s it, little people, keep reading about a man drinking a glass of champagne. Me and my wife just checked out 3 more mansions – and guess what, you’re paying!

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  105. 281
    Moley says:

    The Telegraph mocks the delivery of Osborne’s speech.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/conservative/6267697/Conservative-conference-sketch-setback-for-Labour-hopes-that-George-Osborne-will-be-Tories-weakest-link.html

    What a contemptible piece of drivel.

    Tony Blair was a consummate actor; his former headmaster said that it was the only thing he was any good at.

    What I want to see from politicians is honesty, integrity and intelligence; not acting.

    We have seen what happens when a good actor becomes a Prime Minister.
    Fake sincerity, fake concern, fake integrity, fake honesty, fake facts.

    As far as Osborne is concerned; so far so good.

    Labour failed because they had neither the intention nor the ability to deliver on their rhetoric.

    That is the next test for the Conservatives. Fine words are not enough.

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    • 290
      going mental says:

      agree , boy george might just have grown up i thought he done good yesterday

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      • 356
        Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

        For sale, surplus to requirements.

        Ferret, flat cap and spoons.

        Instruction leaflet ‘How to drink tea out of a saucer’

        Free twist of tea.

        Price: 8p or swop for silver money clip.

        Apply:Maguire. quote ref pill0k.

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    • 344
      Engineer says:

      The headline doesn’t really reflect the content of the article, which was – for the most part – reasonably balanced. One wonders why this headline was chosen.

      I suspect there’s more to George Osborne than he shows; think I’d rather have the steady but self-effacing type than the “all mouth and no trousers” brigade we’ve been saddled with for the last 12 years.

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  106. 282
    Sir William Waad says:

    I prefer a champagne drinker to a Miserable Git any day of the week.

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  107. 284
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Seriously, who cares? I may disagree with most of what Cameron says (apart from the bit about Gordon being a disaster for the country, of course), but I’ll defend to the death his right to drink Champagne while he says it.

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  108. 287
    EC1 PhD says:

    When Putin (teetotal) was president of Russia he was often snapped with a glass of champagne in his hand but when it came to toasts, he merely raised the glass to his lips but never drank from it. Can’t see Pravda doing a full page shocker to the effect that Putin was now an alcoholic. Bollocks fucking English tabloids and that applies equally to those on the right as well as the left.

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    • 307
      EC2 PhD says:

      It’s not the tabloids, it’s The Mirror. They’re the only non-broadsheet left supporting NuLiebour.

      PS The PhD is real, but the EC2 isn’t. Though I was there the week before last.

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      • 334
        EC1 PhD says:

        I wonder whether The Mirror would be supporting the Government on the Armed Forces issue if Piers Morgan were editor today. Then they might have no friends at all!

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  109. 300
    jgm2 says:

    Naaah. The one who thinks he’s Churchill is the Maximum Imbecile.

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  110. 309
    C-Dept-Ops_Section says:

    Looks like another slow day around here.

    I am off to LabourLost to gloat and get banned again.

    They really do not like it up them.

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  111. 313
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    I hope it was English champagne. Whoops, sorry, English champagne-style sparkling wine!

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  112. 320
    Cheese Lover says:

    They’re trying it on Osborne this morning, see this piece from FN
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/5401023/champagne-breakfast.thtml

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  113. 325
    cuckoo says:

    how many “gold-tops” does ur missus take from the milkman?

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  114. 328
    Vote vote vote for Jacqui says:

    Could you repeat that please bob.

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  115. 329
    A Silent Emission of Bowel Gas says:

    Fuck the champagne.

    Ask him why he’s planning to appoint up to 45 new life peers, many of them contributors to the party.

    Honestly, does anyone still think this load of crooked troughists is going to be any different from the current set?

    Change? Don’t make me laugh.

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  116. 330
    Greychatter says:

    My interest is in listening to how the Torys will get us out of the deep dodo Gordon and and his maniac party have created – not the gossip of the Sh.. Stirrers of the media trying to score points.

    Anyone is entitled to relax after a hard day, not least the politicians – if the lobbyists are daft enough to think they can get something for a wee tipple so be it.

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  117. 339
    PM = pill muncher says:

    Gordon struggling to remove the lid from his jar of pills. Now that is a picture worth publishing. Can a hurled, broken Nokia still take photos?

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  118. 342
    Daveyone says:

    What about Europe still not a major subjcet by Parliament even if the rest of the UK are conserned about it?

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  119. 349
    Engineer says:

    JOURNO SLAGS POLITICIAN FOR ONE GLASS OF BUBBLY.

    Does the word “hypocrite” come to mind?

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    • 363
      bandersnatch says:

      Many hacks have to be regularly swept up out of the gutter of a Saturday evening… so I’m told. Dave with bubbly pic’s nowhere near as bad Prescott with a croquet mallet.

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  120. 357
    Kevin Maguire says:

    You would never see me drinking champagne or travelling in a chauffeur driven car.Im a real socialist me.

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  121. 358
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Government by smear, hustings by smear. Describes Nuliebor to a tee!

    Peroni good choice.

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  122. 365
    Stu says:

    All this demonstrates is just how bereft liebour and the comic that supports it are of any real ideas. It’s a glass of champagne for fucks sake, believe it or not they sell it in Tesco, Sainburys and even god forbid the Coop.
    Country going down the pan thanks to liebour and front page news in the daily Guttersnipe, Cameron drinks champagen like every other politician. Get over and get a life.

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  123. 374
    Count of Champagne says:

    Guido,
    Surely you should be plotting to blow up the European Parliament(s) now. If you are the saviour you purport to be stop messing about in Manchester drinking and start plotting now, please. This is most urgent.

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  124. 377
    Not long till labour gone says:

    Crime of the century *cough*

    Can’t believe this hit the front page, what a state this country and media are in.

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  125. 382
    Down with Brown! says:

    I have a bottle of Pol Roger, Churchill’s favourite bottle of champagne, set aside to celebrate the end of the Labour government. I must remember to send the empty bottle to the Mirror Political desk.

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  126. 383
    Anonymous says:

    Hmm gald to see this story was picked up so promptly by the Nulabour luvvies at the Beeb

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  127. 385
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    At least a glass of bubbly does not cost as much as Ed Balls’ £800 a month food bill.

    Like


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