October 16th, 2009

Talking Heads

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  1. 1
    Kevin says:

    Love it! – saw it on Tory Bear.

    • 9

      Bitch slaps a plenty.

      Mind you, we’ll need widescreen with Guido on it.

      • 48
        Sukyspook says:

        Here’s some advice for you Guido from Max Headroom – ah, those were the days…..

        • 51
          goto100 says:

          Oh wow. The 80′s!

          • Susie says:

            Oh wow my ex-art college mates! Annabelle, Rocky and Kevin.

            If I hadn’t lost touch I’d ask them to do Max Gordoon— come back guys your country needs you!

          • You are right. Gordon would be perfect for this..

            Max Headcase.

            Mi-mi-mi-mi-mister speaker. I have a vision of Britain. A Britain, A Britain, A Britain where We are strong.
            Where no one can tell us were wrong
            Searchin our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
            Love is a battlefield

          • Yeh – those were the days my friend we thought they’d never end

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          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          Takes me back to my youth. Happy days.

        • 78
          Sukyspook says:

          Hey Susie – what a brilliant idea – some clever but nurdy pooter geek needs to do a Max Headroom version of one of Gordy’s nwo speeches – URGENTLY lol – come to think of it – Gordy’s already half-Max himself:

          m m m m m mr s s s s speaker lololol.

          • Genghiz the Kahn says:


            “To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning!”

        • 198
          Max says:

          For obvious reasons I am not so keen on this “Gorgon is half Max” thread. For a start that Max was cool and Gorgon is definitely not. This Max was cool at one time [laments lost youth] but at least is not so old as to forget that was cool once. Or something.

      • 68
        Dick the Prick says:

        It may be the way of the future but I’ve moved on from fucking furious into some kind of nether world of mild irritation to the most heinous shite. Too much politics fucks you up.

    • 149
      Road_Hog says:

      Did Tory Bear make you subscribe?

  2. 2
    elbow says:

    I always knew you’d give good head.

  3. 3
    Fenman says:

    Excellent Preview-Look forward to more.


    • 24
      Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

      Perhaps Mr fawkes could do interviews with it like? In fact I think Guido should appear in this style outfit whenever he goes on live TV. whatcha reckon? Old Holborn could fix him up with a suit.

  4. 4
    Eileen Critchley says:

    Just make sure you don’t Carter-Ruck it up Guido!

  5. 5
    chomping at the bit says:

    TV in the blogoshere…. a bit of a legal nightmare for the lawyers. Is this going to be worse that the actual written word I wonder?

  6. 6
    nell says:

    Guido Fawkes TV – Excellent. I’ll bring the champagne!

    By the by – THe Adam Smith Institute is funded from where?

    • 16
      Max says:

      Why Nell?

      Also remember the respected and truly independent Adam Smith Institute as in HERE is nothing to do with Gorgon McDoom’s pretend Smith Institute as in THERE.

      Tell us more.

      • 23
        nell says:

        Thanks for that Max. I see I’m getting two different institutes muddled.

        I’ll go back and look at it again.

    • 18
      nell says:

      Well all I can find so far is that it was given £7.6million in 2004 from the government’s International Aid budget.

      So this dodgy charitable institute that seems to be for the purpose of disseminating propaganda against the opposition is paid for with taxpayers money out of the Treasury. Oh and the Charities Commission is likely, at some point, because of their dodgy uncharitable activities, to rule that they are no longer a charity.

      Presumably then this is another part ofnthe labour gravy train which will soon be hitting the buffers.

      • 28
        Hugh Janus says:

        I seem to recall some strident criticism of NuLiebour over this fraudulent arrangement (fraudulent, as in using taxpayers’ cash for a party political purpose – now there’s a rarity) but it seems to have folded quietly after McBust’s strenous denials of any wrongdoing. Were they not also using a government office as well? And wasn’t the Testicular One also involved??

        • 32
          nell says:

          Now I’ve managed to sort out the right Institute – I see that Ed Balls is one of the Smith Institute’s previous Senior Research Fellows and that James Purnell seems to have had some involvement.

          Has held over 200 meetings in No.11 Drowning Street (free of charge?) (with refreshments laid on at taxpayers expense?).

          The Charity Commission must be wrong, there is ‘clearly’ no labour bias in this ‘charitable’ organisation.

      • 33
        Max says:

        That’ll be the Smith Institute then. Used to hold meetings in 11 Downing Street and compromised their “independence” somewhat by backing Gorgon McDoom for PM? So they’re not a good judge of character either.

        From their website: “The Smith Institute was founded in memory of the late John Smith QC MP first elected to Parliament in 1970 as MP for Monklands East (and) served as Secretary of State for Trade in the Callaghan Government and subsequently as Opposition spokesperson (and) was elected leader of the Labour party in 1992 until his untimely death in 1994.”

        Not from their website: didn’t John Smith favour McDoom as successor so was murdered by T.Bliar who then persuaded McDoom to let him have a go first? Or is it that some novel that Polanski was making into a film. Or something?

        Anyhow, John Smith was not Adam Smith. No way.

        • 62
          Charlie Chancer says:

          If you want to know anything about the S(m)ith Insitute ask Guido or go and have a look at Guido’s archive’s at least back to 3 years,seek and ye shall find,Guido’s been there but as usual never gave a teashirt.

        • 64
          snaf2 says:

          O/T, but … a Portugese MEP called Mario David (very close to Jose Manuel Barroso) has just called for COMPULSORY lessons in all schools to teach our kids just how truly wonderful the EU is.

          MP’s venality is IMHO a side-show. Look to the East.

          • Odds Bodkins says:

            When I did an EPSRC-funded industrial PhD I had to complete a number of compulsory courses in return for my grant. One of them was “The EU – it’s relevance to engineers” at the University of Wales’ sociology dept.

            I have never experienced longer days.

          • One flew over the No 10 bunker says:

            Sounds like a brain washing grant to be honest. I do sympathize though. I had several on “The commercial effects on shipping …you and the EU” I guess some EU twat thought it sounded good coz it rhymed.

            By the end of that one I didn’t know whether to slit the wrists of the lecturer, slit my own or slit both just to be absolutely certain.

          • Chump says:

            There is a pattern to this kind of cultish forcefeeding. The lives of the saints and their good works in the community are taught from early on. As the congregation grows in faith and in maturity, the heavy concepts are wheeled out: personal suffering to ensure the good of the faithful: sinfulness, pain, redemption.

            Go out and atone for your invisible Carbon Crimes! Look to the ignorant and wasteful Carbon Crimes of others as you cast about for pleas in mitigation!

            I suppose they’re trying to cast themselves as evangelists of the Green faith…

        • 123
          Deja viewer says:

          Nell – this used to be one of the main topics on the blog until economic meltdown and MPs expenses displaced it.

          • nell says:

            So I’ve discovered tonight. Very enlightening.

            I only came to this blog at Easter-time when damian was in the limelight.

            As always I’ve learnt loads.

            And the Smith Institute is interesting for it’s concealed funding, and it’s questionable associations with gordon, edb and yvette , james purnell and others. I am just sorry to find Dr Sentamu, the Archbishop of York associated with these dubious people.

  7. 7
    Hugh Janus says:

    Sorry, can’t find my specs – you are selling what? Gay News? If it features a full-page spread of Lord Fondlebum of Boy then the answer’s no.

  8. 8
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    Its disconcerting listening to that gradually get more Prescott the further it plays.

  9. 12
    Anonymous says:

    This is the shittiest example or harvesting email addresses for marketing purposes that I’ve seen for a long while. If we wanted to fill our inboxes with feeble attempts at prising yet more cash out of our wallets we would click through on sp@m links for dodgy internet pharma products. Guido’s desperate.

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        thick as thieves says:

        now fucking look here anonymous: Guido is not running a fucking charity you c’unt. this is a business you cretin and Guido is a capitalist. all of the content is free at the point of access, a bit like the NHS really.
        although sometimes it does feel like a charity because of the large number of cripples like you who hobble round this place ranting and generally making a nuisance of yourselves all the time.
        and sometimes it does feel a bit as if thick as thieves is running a care in the community programme due to the constant queues of retards and cripples who demand the healing of the various afflictions they suffer at the hands of their hero. but I can only heal one cripple at a time.
        now Guido has wisely made the shrewd business decision of copying my idea of amassing subscriptions. the only difference being that my subscriptions are run on a trust basis, and the monies are voluntarily deposited by members of the thick as thieves fan club straight into my bank account. Guido is offering even more content and is only charging the measly price of a single email address for it.
        try to be a bit less of an ungrateful cretin in future, eh?
        what a fucking dick.

        • 89
          Mongrel says:

          How much have you raised so far, tat? I’d happily give you a donation if you are a bit broke, as you are fine entertainment, but joining your fan club would be one step too far.

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        • 192
          Summer_Breeze says:

          ” and is only charging the measly price of a single email address for it.”

          What? A whole e-mail address? Crikey, that’s a bit steep!


    • 73

      and how much has Guido extacted from your wallet so far?

      Reading Guido costs nothing. Except in McBrides and Hains case. It cost them their jobs.

      So piss up a rope, fuckstick

      • 100
        Phil O'Pastree says:

        But the email addie harvesting idea is a good one. That wasn’t thought about before. Thanks for that one mate

  10. 13
    Dack Blog says:

    Ok. I’ve subscribed. What is it?

  11. 17
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    That’s scary! But I think the talking head needs to be a bit more butch sounding to convince us he can blow one up without blinking.

    • 181
      Anonymous says:

      The original Fawkes never managed it. A bit of a powder puff by all accounts. This is why we appreciate the power of the internet. Light the blue touchscreen Guido and reprogramme the blinking head.

    • 185
      Disco Biscuit says:

      Guido doesn’t do butch ;)

  12. 20
    Munkey Nuts says:

    I think I will wait until Tuesday

  13. 21
    Man on the Clapham Omnibus says:


    Don’t heads usually talk? Or moo and roar and stuff if animal…

  14. 22
    Max says:

    Hey Guido, any chance of getting McDoom on here next week admitting that of the £13bn of government/local authority property sales he has announced in order to help save the country a significant proportion is actually council housing?

    Just thought I’d mention it since a Treasury spokesperson has.

    • 30
      Hugh Janus says:

      And that it is just another reannouncement….

      • 36
        Max says:

        And that there are no sales of anything planned until the “next period” being in this case 2011 to 2014. So if any selling is to happen it’ll be the nasty tories then!

        Do you think anyone in say the IMF actually believes anything that comes out of this man’s mouth anymore?

    • 59
      Susie says:

      And err, what if the council tenants don’t want to move out and can’t afford to buy?

  15. 26
    Obama is a twat says:

    Talking twats more like

  16. 27
    chomping at the bit says:

    Spending more money we don’t have.


    • 60
      Sir Reginald Titbrain. says:

      The Tate extension looks a really handy place. Presumably any paintings hung from the wall will be waving about in no man’s land because the walls lean and there will be special furniture made with sixty degree corners etc.

      I am irredeemably old fashioned regarding the verticality of walls and the angle of corners and this design has got limp wrist written all over it.

      I shall not willingly pledge a penny piece to something built on the piss to house rubbish dreamed up by someone taking the piss, like D. Hurst, who has just made a tit of himself by revealing that he can’t paint a decent picture.

    • 79
      Engineer says:

      Tidying up Stonehenge seems a reasonable use of public money, within reason. Suppose they need a car-park and some public bogs, maybe a burger-van. Some of the stones have fallen over as well, they could prop them back up again.

      The rest of the money will disappear into black holes of delays, changes in specification, arguments between contractors and poncy artists throwing hissy-fits, and general incompetence.

      National Film Centre? The old cinema in my home town is out of use, and nobody seems to know what to do with it. They could use that. “What? In the North? Oh, no dahling…tooooo far from Islington…” Poofs.

      • 108
        Phil O'Pastree says:

        I did read abaout the “sensitive” development plans which of course included a visitors; gift shop and a coffee shop (selling fresh coffee and carrot cake no doubt).

  17. 29
    Daveyone says:

    Same as it ever was!!

  18. 31
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    Don’t forget everyone, its W0gan in Greed next week so give what you can to help a fat overpaid BBC conman fleece the public even more than he does via the licence fee.

    Yellow buckets all round!

  19. 34
    Sir William Waad says:

    “There are talking heads and there’s a talking head.” Gosh, that’s slogantastic!

    There’s also talking head (if you’re a sexologist), and heading talks (if you’re a diplomat) as well as tedding hawks (if you’re a falconer). Don’t forget Talking Heads, though, while we’re talking talking heads.

  20. 35
    Shubert says:

    Can you get Shakira to read the weather?

  21. 37
    Sir William Waad says:

    Take your pills, Gordon, please! And come away from the computer!

  22. 38
    Max says:

    That is very interesting.

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      Max says:

      Correction; the libellous stuff from Friday was. Now gone. The lawyers have, er, redacted it? I only understood half of it and a bottle of red inbetween means the rest is hazy. So no worries.

  23. 41
    Max says:

    OT but don’t let the approaching weekend be a good time to bury lots of bits of bad news for the McDoom’s inept administration; such as this:

    Iraq Rejects Returning Asylum Seekers.

    You cannot make this up.

  24. 42
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Mcmental gives good head
    Peter Told me

  25. 44
    PM says:

    From Talking Heads to Talking Crap:


    How the fuck has this turd managed to rack-up nearly 1200 followers?

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      Mongrel says:

      Master Baiter, Stop Deleting, P4edo, Charles E Softtodger, “Inquisition”, Dolly, Polly, McBride, Byrne, Balls, Shite, Bellend, Meg Munn the public school class warrior, Two Shags Prescott…you will soon get there.

    • 101
      Doc Trough says:

      They think he’s Dave Spikey off Peter Kay:

    • 107
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      Could have been the Maddy in Dave’s garage jibe? The man is a hoot. Why only 1200?

      Could also be all the absurd amount of airtime the chump is getting off of the BBC.

  26. 46
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    OT Now this is true, I live in Sheen…that’s the Richmond Park Constituency..and just now a charming young thing from the local Conservativers called at my door with Zac Goldsmith literature, and a pamphlet about our Dave coming to Richmond on the 19th…anyway she asked me what I thought about Zac G as a prospective candidate…I said I thought he was a bit too green…she said “well he is quite new to the job…”

    • 66
      Susie says:

      Zac’s got the looks of a Greek god and is a billionaire, so doesn’t need to trough (although that hasn’t held back Lord Paul).

      If you’re a female shocked of Sheen lucky you — my MP’s in his late 50s and looks like an accountant — although he’s a very good MP.

    • 103
      Phil O'Pastree says:

      Don’t dismiss a young candidate because he is green – this could also equate to being fresh and untainted. It isn’t exactly the hardest job in the world so you don’t necessarily need some crusty old fart who konws the Green Book inside out.

  27. 49

    You must have invested many tens of pounds with Rich & Mark on that animation.

    • 72
      Steve Expat says:

      He probably got his mate Tory Bear to do it for him – TB posted it a couple of hours before Guido did!

      • 75
        thick as thieves says:

        I have already awarded the ‘most boring post ever in the world’ to engineer, but if I had not then your feeble comment would have pipped it.
        well done.
        you are very boring indeed steve.
        you were much more of a laugh when you were a crackhead.

        • 91
          pasturama says:

          Said the crystal meth addict.

          • thick as thieves says:

            said the crystal meth addict’s dealer.
            pastumara, you must be steve expat’s gay lover?
            I shouldn’t really disclose this information but you do know that steve expat used to be an alcoholic crackhead homeles tramp who lived in a cardboard box and that he would do anything and I mean ANYTHING for money to buy crackcocaine?
            I think it only fair for you to know about steve’s former degenerate lifestyle before you commit to your gay relationship with him.
            for what it’s worth, I think you and steve make a great couple. you’re a great team!
            and I wish you ladies all the best.
            you see steve, since you stopped taking crackcoaine things are starting to go your way!

          • pasturama says:

            After that meaningless doggerel shite, I now know crystal meth is a very bad thing.

          • thick as thieves says:

            well stop selling it then motherfucker.
            oh, and my post did have meaning you dimwit.
            what it means is that from now on you, pasturama, will be know as steve expat’s boyfriend.
            good one, innit.
            you are my bitch now pasturama.
            start dancing for top boy, dance faster, entertain me you slag!

          • pasturama says:

            Boys and girls, let this sorry excuse for a human being called Tat be a warning to you all not to abuse drugs.

            Just say no FFS.

          • thick as thieves says:

            ah, so you are a sore loser pasturama.

          • pasturama says:

            Who do you think you are, a fucking Bond villain you dopey knob jockey?

          • thick as thieves says:

            you are dancing to my tune now.
            keep dancing bitch.

          • pasturama says:

            Yeah, and that tune is the funeral march, your fucking funeral, and I’ll be dancing on your grave, and probably having a piss as well.

          • thick as thieves says:

            KEEP DANCING SLAG!
            AMUSE TOP BOY!

          • pasturama says:

            Ah, now you’re trying a bit too hard you clapped out old tart. Shame, you were on a bit of a roll there.

            I don’t know about top boy, but you should definitely be topped. You know it’s for the best.

          • thick as thieves says:

            I win.

          • pasturama says:

            Hey, I’m dancing your grave top twat, how do you feel about that?

          • thick as thieves says:

            keep dancing slag, you are my bitch now.

          • I have a tenner on with BetFred that you are actually Guido, tat.

          • pasturama, grave dancer says:

            Tony, I’m willing to bet a tenner that tat is only fully relaxed when he’s wearing womens clothes.

        • 117
          Tat is on the Guardian CIF as lightning3 says:

          Hi lightning3 where’s Ewanme/Hermoniegingold

      • 97
        Road_Hog says:

        Did Tory Bear demand that you subscribed?

  28. 50
    Jimmy says:

    …and then there’s a Talking Little Head.

  29. 53
    goto100 says:

    News just in .

    little shit in chief, David Milliband is wallowing up his neck in a turd bath as we speak.

    • 84
      Cheese Lover says:

      Well if the kiddies insist on a ‘transparent’ , ‘ethical’ foreign policy, then they reap what they have stupidly sown.

    • 93
      chronic says:

      Soldiers dying in Afghanistan to keep our streets safe from terrorism yet this prick is suggesting that America will make it less safe here if we are allowed to know that our government was complicit in torture.

      • 196
        Chump says:

        There is something very important at stake here. Trust. The two-way exchange of intelligence material between the US and UK was very hard-won. This imbecilic legal action intentionally throws it away.

        The future relations of our two countries are now in the hands of our Court of Appeal judges and the untested new Supreme Court.

  30. 58
    Anonymous says:

    i do not comprehend such goings on?

  31. 82

    OT, We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Stop wasting taxpayers’ money on climate change propaganda designed to frighten our children.


  32. 87
    HellHathNoCurry says:

  33. 96
    Anonymous says:

    The GuidoGram – A bit like a GorillaGram. But a lot less fun.

    Just ask Peter Hain.

  34. 98
    Doc Trough says:

    I look forward to tomorrow night’s late night, red triangled, gala of grossness – ‘Jacqboots does Dudley’.

  35. 106
    nell says:


    The re-branding of prezza continues . Now the BBC has funded prezza to make a dcumentary about the North-South Divide or rather, we the license payer, has funded his dismal efforts to move into the media.

    First he tries to paint himself as an expert in manmade global warming as he looks for a niche market on the international speaking circuit. Now with the support of the BBC he’s trying to make himself out as a potential media programme maker/presenter.

    Whatever next?

    • 120
      uber alles says:

      He’s got to be the worlds heaviest bulimic at over 20 stone of pure fucking lard.

    • 126
      shagger Presclot says:

      It should be impartial though but it wont be if ‘two shags’ is doing it

    • 128
      Engineer says:

      He’ll take “Strictly Come Dancing” by storm, but only after it’s renamed “Strictly Come Lurching”.

      The Telegraph’s review was a fair and accurate report of the half of the programme I saw before I swiched off in disgust. The whole thing was either a clever send-up of Prezza, or a media-luvvie attempt to entrench predjudices. Definitely missable.

    • 138
      Hugh Janus says:

      I had the misfortune to watch part of the first Prezza spetacular – but noteworthy only for its embarassing banter between him and Mrs Pies. Only watch if you have already lost the will to live. In fact, it is worth going well out of your way to avoid it altogether. There is plenty of higher-grade rubbish to watch than this, it is truly awful. It is quite beyond me why the Beeb wasted (more) good money on the pie-eating oaf pontificating about the class divide.

      Right up his street no doubt, but certainly not mine.

    • 194
      Max says:

      I said as much on here months ago; matey, inadvertently funny and slightly dangerous, Prezza will be on the chat show sofas for years.

      Stop paying the licence fee now.

  36. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Who is this dozy bint defending liebour on AQ?

    • 111
      Engineer says:

      Baroness Royal (Royale?). Professional pillock and Broon luvvie.

      • 119
        Mongrel says:

        Never done a job – former SPAD to windbag trougher Kinnochio. Never been elected to anything. Ideal qualifications to tell us how to live our lives.

      • 134
        politically un-correct social worker(retired) says:

        Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Leader of the House of Lords, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Friend of Neill Kinnock
        another example of Nulabour stuffing the HoL with its own cronies

  37. 123
    Tat is on the Guardian CIF as lightning3 says:

    hey come check me out

  38. 125
    Tat is on the Guardian CIF as lightning3 says:

    I don’t just talk bollocks on Guidos site, I talk it on Guardians CIF too.

    • 172
      nell says:

      Tat you talk more sense than the Guardian sweetie.

      But trying to break into their CiF site is like trying to break the code of a sanskrit puzzle.

  39. 130
    Franz Zappa says:

    Are we watching HIGNFY anyone?

  40. 146
    tubes says:

    I will wait slim

  41. 147
    Franz Zappa says:

    Messrs Carter Ruck- Racks Rectum Errs

  42. 157
    Insider says:

    brown out in 2 weeks , harman/straw to step in

    • 164
      Charlie Chancer says:

      Don’t want him out I want him to suffer until the men in white coats rip his fingenails off the no10 doorframes.

    • 166
      Master Baiter says:

      But…but…, he’s the right man for the job.

    • 169
      nell says:

      I do not believe it will happen.

      What cowardly member of this labour party wants to take over to lead labour to their biggest electoral defeat ever.

      Certainly not harpy harriett or militwit. And I would have thought even the emollient Al Johnson would think twice before committing political suicide in this way.

      • 171
        nibbles says:

        Don’t put anything past that little weasel face Jack Straw to want to see his name in lights above the door of No 10, if only for a matter of months.

      • 174
        Charlie Chancer says:

        Nell,did you watch QT last night,the postman did commit political suicide,he is what he is an over promoted postman.

  43. 159
    nell says:


    Mr Squeaker shows he has a bit of a roar about him as Trafigura tries to shut down the HoC debate,scheduled for next week, about how they dumped their poisonous waste on the Ivory Coast population after they had conducted their bizarre chemistry experiment at sea on already polluted, mexican, oil.

    What are the CRucks trying to stop being published ? Oh Yes – The Minton Report.

    Try Wikileaks anyone that’s interested.


  44. 161
    nell says:

    Mr Squeaker shows he has a bit of a roar about him as Tr++afig++ura tries to shut down the HoC debate,scheduled for next week, about how they dumped their poisonous waste in Afri++a after they had conducted their bizarre chemistry experiment at sea on already polluted, mexican, oil.

    What are the CRucks trying to stop being published ?



  45. 162
    Franz Zappa says:

    messrscarterruck=Rat Cumers KSc(s)

  46. 168
    Irn Bru Snorter says:

    Gotta admit GF, it’s pretty much true.

    I initially had a look at the blog out of curiosity during the Expenses issue after it was mentioned by Jon Snow.

    Since then, I have become pretty much addicted to at least checking the site out a couple of times a day anyway.

    Quite a lot of the times you definitely have been ahead of what the traditional news channels either don’t quite know yet… or know, but are not ready or willing to reveal at that point in time.

    Great blog!

    Hope they don’t end up nailing you man…there’s gotta be a lot of unsheathed knives waiting out there lol.

    Respect GF!

  47. 173
    Daveyone says:

    Well you did say you prefered these talking heads earlier….enjoy!

  48. 175
    Anonymous says:

    Lib Dems win Bedford mayoral race, Tories 2nd, Labour 5th

    The Tories allowed their open primary to be packed out by supporters of a particular candidate and even when the vote appeared close more were bussed in. This is why the Tories lost. Their open primary was corrupt and they know it!

    You can’t beat democracy!

    • 179
      Charlie Chancer says:

      Good one,but if they act like they act like they act here,always hanging onto Liebour coatails,then the town will find itself near bankrupt,ours is a Lib/Lab Council and they are selling everything they can and screw what the public think.

  49. 184
    Insider says:

    Mass split over royal mail

  50. 187
    Martin Day says:

    It could well be the case the General Election will be nearing its climax on the 5th November! Indeed I think it very likely for the following reasons.

    Let’s see:

    The Glasgow by-election writ was said to be moved on the 16th October 2009. Over a week since it was first announced. Yet On the parliamentary websites I have seen nothing to indicate it has been formally moved and Fridays are normally private members bill days. No motion has been instigated from what I have seen so the writ still has not been formally raised!

    Second is the Postal Strike, normally Labour are seen as benefiting from postal votes and the like but in this coming general election, Labour actually need lower turnout. This is because Labours support is that Low, lower turnout from deliberate strategic actions will lower potential Labour opponents more than Labours vote. The postal strike may well have been strategically designed to disrupt opposition parties ability to use the free mail shots that political parties get at election time and of course postal votes for parties unaware of an immediate election. Labour still despite its weakness will have huge lists of postal votes to collect by hand if necessary. Labour have been reliant on postal votes but these votes are not sent nationally but locally and can be handed in at the electoral services in local councils in a strike situation. So the mail strike if known in advance can be easily got around by a prepared Labour party, its opponents may find it somewhat more difficult.

    A postal strike and a ‘surprise election’ take out two important opposition tools in an election campaign. The written message to the voters in each horse in every seat in each part of the country. Billboard advertising is also taken away as a potential medium for opposition parties, hard to book it at such short notice.

    Further to this would be polling day itself on November 5th, diminishing turnout further as people may choose to celebrate with fireworks rather than cast their vote. Labour wants a low turnout so the long nights and festivities assist the disruption to canvassing and getting in touch with the voters, remember Labour do not want to get turnout to be high as they will suffer even more.

    Gordon Brown will chicken out of the TV debates due to the tares in his retina, he will say he cannot go into a TV debate on Doctors advice due to bright light damaging his eyes. His eye condition was announced cynically half an hour after the Polish ratified Lisbon. The previous week on the Saturday, Gordon Brown said half an hour after the Irish ratified Lisbon that he would enter the debates. One wonders if the Chzech President signs the treaty this Saturday, half an hour later something else will be announced.

    If parliament is dissolved in the next week or so, the general election will also mean many MPs will not have to pay back overclaimed expenses. I believe the timing of the report for the 4th November is cynically timed to damage the Conservatives in terms of getting their vote out the next day. If the report on the 4th November is about Mortgages then I would expect the media to go after the Tories and leave Labour, this perversly will help Labour to avoid the voters retrubution. Despite the fact that many of the worst offenders have been Labour MPs in this current parliament and they ramped up the payments in the system in 2001. The media are fools and easily guided by Labour, we see anti-Tory articles on expenses when some of the criminal actions of Labour MPs go relatively unreported. I suppose Labour MPs mortgage fraud does not have the comic appeal of Duck houses or Moats. Whilst the Tories were idiots and should retire some Labour folk were indulging in criminal conduct – proportionality: Please! So the media will help Brown again despite the fact they are strategically manouvering things to deminish the electorates punch. Wake up my friends – Last chance to avoid becoming Zimbabwe!

    The economy will go down hill next year, recovery will not happen as the fool in number 10 has made such a mess of the economy sustainable growth could be years away.

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      Chump says:

      From the Department of Unintended Consequences:

      Back when the nation’s billboards were covered with campaigns for cigarettes, the big tobacco makers were happy to let the Conservatives pre-empt their bookings. Given that mobile phones now occupy that space, is there any news as to their political leanings?

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    Not long till labour gone says:

    “The tax affairs of 27 MPs are being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs, the department has confirmed.”

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    Joe E says:

    sure i can manage without :)

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    huelabenne says:

    tonne expected developed developers earth extinctions article

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    ferret says:

    Geoffrey Robinson is not the MP for Coventry South,They wouldn’t have him. He has left a trail of destruction behind him, Innocenti. Jaguar. Vickers, Matrix Churchill , Coventry FC, etc. Just like George Simpson at Leyland, Rover, BAe, GEC.
    I remember Robinson’s overproduction philosophy at Jaguar when 1000s of unsold cars were parked in a field behind Brown’s Lane with grass growing through the floor.
    This man is a fraud ,a wide boy/crook and should never be trusted.

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    farrlevin says:

    global year conclude release state atlantic

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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