December 30th, 2009

Cherie in Swindon

A co-conspirator draws Guido’s attention to Swindon Wide’s reporting of the upcoming ‘Swindon Festival of Literature’.  Undoubtedly one of the cultural highlights of the year.  Cherie will really have to prostitute herself somewhat to push her book, she got a reported £1 million advance and it has sold a mere 33,000 copies.

Guido knows Cherie has a reputation for money grubbing, but even so, the headline is a little unfair…


335 Comments

  1. 1
    gone fuckin mental says:

    is she staying here for tax purpose ?

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  2. 2

    Honestly, Guido, how much do you think anyone would pay?

    Maybe she can repackage the book offer to consumers. Say…if you buy two, you get a signed copy of the Hutton report?

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  3. 3
    Bill O'Bong says:

    Are there really 33,000 idiots out there? If it’d sold ten I wouldn’t have believed it.

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      Seasick Dave says:

      Thanks PM, I’m still laughing at the comments on Draper’s book.

      The comments on Anna Price’s comments are a hoot too.

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      • 42
        Hugh Janus says:

        It wasn’t well received then?!

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        • 97
          Dick the Prick says:

          Kate’s tits were looking especially fine this morning.

          Best thing about Piers Morgan was his quote when Dolly started shagging her ‘if I knew the bar was that low i’d have had a crack myself’. Coulda gotton away with it too if it wasn’t for those pesky stock options.

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  5. 5
    Disco Biscuit says:

    “Cherie will really have to prostitute herself”

    Can’t see that making much money…

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  6. 7

    “Cherie will really have to prostitute herself.. ” We all know she’s quite capable of that. However, her star (like that of her hubby’s) is waning. When she’s old no one will remember her, and she hasn’t the interlect to do anything useful.

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  7. 8
    JontyPriorLabourLiarEsquire says:

    Wonder if Mr Prescott has written to Ms Leather regarding the Smith Institute?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/dec/29/taxpayers-alliance-tax-scrutiny

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        Hugh Janus says:

        She is a particulalrly odious example of the unaccountable, superior and vastly expensive quangocrats who infest public life now, who act as mouthpieces for a partisan and thoroughly spiteful government. If DC would like to grow some balls in the next 6 months there is just a chance that some of these parasites will be swept away shortly after the next GE.

        Hmmm, so we are stuck with them are we?

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        • 165
          Cast Iron Cnut says:

          Oh yes

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        • 281
          udderly 'orrible says:

          Two primary tasks in the first 48 hours of a new government:
          The Great Repeal Bill removing all 4000 pieces of Marxist legislation from the statute book without exception and The Quango Abolition Bill burying the lot.
          With the socialist constipation cleared, light touch government should become easier.

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          • The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

            “Two primary tasks in the first 48 hours of a new government:
            The Great Repeal Bill removing all 4000 pieces of Marxist legislation from the statute book without exception and The Quango Abolition Bill burying the lot.
            With the socialist constipation cleared, light touch government should become easier.”

            Do you imagine for one moment Dismal Dave will do anything of the sort? Dave has plans for 14 brand spanking new Quangoes, as soon as he gets the keys to number 10 and he has not even been elected yet!

            Dismal will be more of the same, wait and see.

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  8. 9
    Bill O'Bong says:

    All the illegal immigrants she’s acted for will remember her.

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  9. 11
    Tesco is Shite says:

    I wonder if the Inland Revenue will come up with a ‘special’ package to help the Bliars now they make so many millions for their lies and cover-ups? There are still rumours amongst retired civil servants that this was done to help Harold Wilson when his first, big advance came in.

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    • 17

      Tesco is wonerful. You have obviously never shopped ther.

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      • 53
        Tesco is Shite says:

        Tesco is ‘wonerful?’ I’ve never shopped ‘ther?’ It can’t be selling too many books on English spelling. I did shop ‘ther’ once and will never darken its doorway again. Its vegetables were overpriced and inedible. Get off your arse and join the campaign against Tesco’s illegal construction of another superstore against the wishes of a majority of the fine people of Harrogate.

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        • 69
          Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

          I’m with you, TiS. A visit to Tesco in Shoreham, Sussex, complete with its cluttered, messy isles and its indifferent sour-faced customer-hating moron staff, will put right any mistaken belief that Tesco is ‘wonderful’. Even compared to Chavsda, it’s dreadful. And that really is saying something.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Ah but every little ‘elps.

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          • Tecos UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH says:

            Still waiting for my Gift Card that was ‘promised’ around the middle of October!

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          • Susie says:

            Although I was clearly standing by the fresh fruit and veg shelves when I asked the Tesco manager where the squashes were, he asked “Orange or Lemon”.

            I’ll never go there again.

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          • T. Nuck says:

            When Tesco’s set up in the 60’s their moto was “Pile it high sell it cheap”
            That just about sum’s up Nu Lab for the past 13 years eg Her book, Our Gold etc etc etc

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        • 74
          solopolis says:

          TiS,

          my learn’d friend, the honourable lord is not at fault here.

          His time spent in the state educational facilities of Bungholestoke, Burningbum and Bradistan have highlighted the outstanding fall of teaching standards in our once great nation.

          The call of Education! Education! Education has served only to create a generation of bedwetters and fools that are instructed how to pass exams.

          Tesco and the other retailers are buying into the scam of “Academy” Schools while they still can. All they have to do is train the pupils the basics of pressing buttons and carrying stuff and they have themselves an already trained army of checkout staff and selfstackers.

          Lord Stansted is but a young, inexperienced and naive member of society. Unfortunately he is destined to remain in the lower echelons of productive society along with his peers.

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        • 149
          barefootcontessa says:

          I hate Tesco. They’d like to close all small shops. Totally unscrupulous towards farmers. Never ever shop there, on principal.

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          • revolting peasant says:

            Agreed.
            Haven’t shopped there since Dame Shirley porter sold off the cemeteries for 15p.

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          • simon r says:

            They are bastards, they have destroyed the small record shops by selling CDs and DVDs below cost – look at how they just give away all the new releases at about £8 or less. They make a loss on each one but don’t care as long as it brings in the punters.

            They can do this because they rake it in on food, clothing etc but your local record shop ( if there are any left ) don’t sell washing powder at 500% profit so they are fucked. Once they have rippped the value out of it they will then move on to something else – books, electricals etc.

            If you were to go into the store and speak to one of the staff stocking up the music racks for a recommendation you’ll get ‘Dunno mate, I’m usually in the bread dept’

            Rant over ( I work in the industry ).

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        • 296
          MLE says:

          my tesco shares are fucking pulling like a train i hope they take over the whole fucking world.

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          • Tesco is Shite says:

            Long-term, your shares are fucked. The younger, more intelligent and socially aware are starting to shun Tesco. Read ‘Tescopoly,’ Andrew Simms’ authoritative attack on a soulless, semi-criminal organisation that’s destroying not just retailing but the social fabric of many inner cities.

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  10. 16
    REEVO says:

    You have to laugh..

    The besotted withthemselves always imagine everybody is interested in their pathetic little lives, and are somehow willing to stump up hard cash to learn how wonderful they think they are.

    The biggest and best joke is on the publishers themselves what plonkers!

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  11. 18
    concrete pump says:

    Fawkes, try not to use the word ‘prostitute’ and ‘Cherie’ in the same sentence.

    I have an adequate imagination, and i am having difficulty in scrubbing the rather nasty image from my mind.

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  12. 21
    Postal Vote says:

    1 million advance, I guess that’s why El Gordo has increaded marginal tax rates for higher incomes! The grumpy one just wanted to get his hands on some of Cheries’s so well-deserved cash.

    By the way, are the Blairs still on-shore for tax purposes, and if not, have they been donating to labour – now there’s an interesting angle!

    Have a good postal voting 2010!

    I’m sure it will be a great year for postal voting actually (Blair would use the word “tremendous”), but maybe not so good a year for democracy and the conservatives.

    Postal votes, the 2010 dealclinchers!

    Boo!

    PS I know that using the exclamation mark many time diminishes its value. Each postal vote counts though!!!!!!!!

    Boo again!

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  13. 22
    Porky Pies MP says:

    SWINDON WIDE? Is that referring to her mouth or her fanny?

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  14. 29
    As long as it has a pulse says:

    Cherie Blair, the deaf and blindman’s hooker.

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  15. 30
    Penfold says:

    The juxtaposition of the words literature and Cherie Blair/Booth are surely 2009’s last and epic oxymoron.

    As for the inference’s on the banner, well perhaps not so severe or wrong. There is debate as to the oldest profession, and both “prostitute” their talents if that’s the right descriptive. ;-)

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  16. 32
    tat says:

    said the tory troll.
    you are going to hell.
    end of story.

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  17. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Sky’s reporting Gordon Brown’s purely party-political new year message where he smears the tories and spouts off about purely party-political points.

    What they fail to mention is that Brown’s using central government money/resources (ie our money) to record/post/link-to the message (he’s even intending to put it onto the official number10 website), which is the most illegal thing that you can do when it comes to how you fund your party’s election/political point scoring shite.

    Guido; maybe you could follow this up; Brown’s openly broken the law on this one.

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    • 52
      Hugh Janus says:

      You can bet your life that a lot of taxpayers’ cash will be comprehensively abused by McBust and his cohorts between now and June. Wonder when Dave will wake up to this scandal?

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      • 71
        Anonymous says:

        No idea if/when dave’ll wake up to it. If I were dave, I’d report this specific abuse to the police, because it’s so blatent; it’s basically fraud. Brown’s stealing tax payers’ money/resources and using it for his own personal political ends to try and smear his opponents. If that’s not fraud/illegal then what the fuck is?

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    • 67
      Anonymous says:

      The BBC’s reporting on it too, but they’re also not mentioning the fact that Brown’s openly breaking the law. His message (paid for by us, and disseminated via the official government website which is never supposed to make party political points) –

      “not to let the Tories “wreck the recovery”.”

      “warning against Tory “austerity and unfairness” as “the privileged few protect themselves”.”

      “he will also use the message to attack the Conservatives – who have maintained a lead over Labour in the polls all year – and draw what he sees as the dividing lines between the two parties.”

      “He will pledge to create “fairly shared” prosperity – and contrast that with those “who say we must plan for a decade of austerity and unfairness where the majority lose out while the privileged few protect themselves”.”

      Nice to see all my tax money’s going towards an illegal smearing campaign by a lying evil fuckwit bastard who was never elected by anyone.

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      • 91
        Nu Looters says:

        Brown on TV is a PPB for the Tories.Still his misuse of public money is revolting.

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      • 92
        Anonymous says:

        Nice to see all my tax money’s going towards an illegal smearing campaign by a lying evil fuckwit bastard who was never elected by anyone.”

        Oh yes you BW did! (along with zillions of you other morris dancing retards)-3 TIMES IN A ROW! FFS!

        YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP!!

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      • 94
        oldfella says:

        ffs

        he was elected by the idiots of Kirkcaldy!!

        UK does not elect PMs we elect parties!!!

        It doesn’t mean we can’t hate the bastard though

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        • 107
          Anonymous says:

          UK does not elect PMs we elect parties!!!

          So-you elected the liebour farty (along with zillions of you other morris dancing retards)-3 TIMES IN A ROW! FFS!

          YOU COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP!!

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          • The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

            “So-you elected the liebour farty (along with zillions of you other morris dancing retards)-3 TIMES IN A ROW! FFS!”

            I think you will find that the tories actually got more votes than ZaNuLab in England.

            In the socialist fiefdoms of scotchland and wales however, the love of the Giro was too strong a temptation, for the local serfs to bear parting with their kleptocratic, ZaNULabour masters.

            Like all true serfs, they never bite the hand that feeds them.

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          • Anonymous says:

            “UK does not elect PMs we elect parties!!!”

            ah, yes, but usually the party in turn elects their leader, and that didn’t happen here.

            Usually a leadership candidate doesn’t simply bully/threaten their way into being leader without actually having a proper leadership election.

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  18. 39
    The Grim Reaper says:

    Queen Slot Gob – the Shopping Malls of the EUSSR will miss you – now that Tony hasn’t been crowned Emperor of Europa.

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    • 84
      Hutton's monkey says:

      When is the bastard going to be tried as a war criminal?
      Led an aggressive war against a non hostile state.
      Theres a number been to the gallows for being responsible for the deaths of far fewer civilians or none at all.

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    • 125
      Hugh Janus says:

      “Queen Slot Gob – the Shopping Malls of the EUSSR will miss you – now that Tony hasn’t been crowned Emperor of Europa.”

      They might actually turn in a profit now that they are not required to go along with frequent freebie trolley-dashes by this crass, grasping and utterly vulgar woman.

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    • 153
      barefootcontessa says:

      And, I believe he can only see her at weekends.

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  19. 40
    Philip says:

    A fine work of Fiction from Bury Born (she is Practically a Manc) Cherie Give me the money Blair or Booth, which evers pays most

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    • 60
      Colonel Nut says:

      Bury born and buried she should have been.

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      • 335
        Tesco is Shite says:

        If you’ve ever heard the social crawling cow being interviewed, you’ll notice something desperate and, were she a bona fide human being, sad, about her panoply of speech patterns. These roam all over, depending on whether she’s on Radio 2 or Radio 4 and whether she’s plugging something physical, like her ‘book,’ or backing up Tone with a few choice words about the size of his manhood and his five times a night habit. The puke-making pair’s joint interview about their sex life is the utter nadir of ‘political’ comment. Were Great Britain still a couple of clicks up from the economic and cultural level of a declining banana republic the pair would have been tarred and feathered in public.

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  20. 44

    “As I was going up the stair,
    I saw a man who was’nt there.
    He was’nt there again today.
    I wish, I wish he’d go away.
    If he’s there tomorrow I’m going to give him a ruddy good kick.
    A. Darling

    “As I was going up the stair,
    I saw the voters who wer’nt there.
    they wer’nt there again today.
    I wish, I wish they’d not stay away.
    G.Brown

    “As I was going up the stair,
    I checked that Jacqui was’nt there.
    She wasn’t ,so I had a wank.
    She was there again today.
    I wish, I wish she’d go away.
    I’m getting a bit desperate.
    R. Timney

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    • 66
      Colonel Nut says:

      As I was going up the stair,
      I saw that Cherie wasn’t there.
      She’d gone to Tescos with her giant trolley.
      They let her fill it for no lolly.
      Oh isn’t life so fine and jolly.
      T.Bliar

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      • 108
        Potty Lorryate says:

        As I was going up the stair,
        I saw that Woolas wasn’t there.
        Instead I saw a lady most comely
        By the name of Joanna Lumley.
        Poor Woolas, he was no lurker
        For she was surrounded by many a Ghurka,
        And he knew, too, that he looked drab
        Next to this vision from ‘Ab Fab’

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    • 139
      Half eyed Scottish idiot says:

      As I was going up the stair
      I did not see a man who was there.

      Hang on, wrong eye!

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  21. 46
    SLOT GOB QC says:

    She could always release a CD of beatle covers to offset her losses

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  22. 48
    tat says:

    who the fuck is this cock Guido that has got doing the modding today?
    what a major asshole.

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  23. 49
    BILLY NAH MATES (he's got no chums) says:

    TaT!
    Hows the blog going ?
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !

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    • 55
      tat says:

      the blog set up is going very well thanks very much.
      I have enough material for everyday until the general election.
      bit worried about MI5 trying to shut me down though.
      motherfuckers.

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  24. 50
    tat says:

    it is amazing how some sites can just turn to shit overnight, innit.

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  25. 59
    tat says:

    thick as thieves came out to play and the tory trolls all ran away!
    what a bunch of fucking cowards, eh?
    the tory party are ready to lead the country? fuck off they haven’t even got the nuts to face up to the great thick as thieves.
    useless dave and his useless party.

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    • 114
      Privileged Few says:

      Pop open the champers tat old boy! It’s coming home, it’s coming home!

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    • 147
      legless and angry says:

      piss off you semen sucking parasite. Go on, fuck off! You’re a nothing, and your delusions about being top boy are only in your mind, and only when your mother is asking which position you prefer.

      Custard!

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  26. 62
    EmmaK says:

    Ah there are so many talented literary hookers. I am sure one of Belle de Jours tomes will be listed for the Booker prize next year.

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  27. 63
    Prezza has a cocktail sauzza says:

    The more Brown talks the more he lies.

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  28. 65
    Tony Blair says:

    Hello from a first time poster

    The Chinese Prime Minister walks into Macdonalds, and asks for a Big Mac

    The guy behind the counter asks if he’d like anything else

    To which he replies, “yes, i could murder a shaikh”

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  29. 72
    HASH GORDON(saviour of the universe) says:

    There’s some bloke up in Bury
    That popped Cherie’s Cherry
    was he blind drunk?
    or was he just merry ?

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  30. 76
    A Liberal Demoncrate says:

    I thought it against the law to hate Cherie.

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  31. 87
    thick as thieves says:

    although sadly once my blog is up and running i’ll have less time to spend on my esther rantzen fan-site http://www.sausages.com

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    • 257
      Jack Dromey says:

      Harriet Harman has refused your public blogging licence due to your extreme political views and global warming denial.

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  32. 88
    oldfella says:

    does her book come with a free face mask and sticky out tongue – representing the gobshite that she is?

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  33. 93
    Bill Murphy says:

    Tragically this woman is still alive

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  34. 100
    tat says:

    sausages

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  35. 102
    tat says:

    anyway I’ve got to do some more work on my politically independent blog so I will see you cripples later.

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  36. 104
    Engineer says:

    You have to feel sorry for Swindon. It doesn’t deserve this.

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    • 110
      Rufus Stone says:

      Don’t forget the Honda Civic, made in Swindon, has it’s ugly grill modeled on Slot-Gob’s gob.

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  37. 115
    Gonk says:

    The left hookers are real lookers aren’t they.
    Another contender in the Wimmin of the year class,
    Yasmin Alibhai Brown. I think she’s great.
    What a treat seeing her on the box. Easily avoided in print
    of course but can startle you on telly.

    Happy new year, love your work

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  38. 117
    Dave "Tally Ho" Cameron says:

    How does the Chinese Premier like his Execution Martini?

    Shaikh, not Stirred.

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    • 121
      Mr Plum says:

      Very good but you can’t tell em like Gordon

      (1) Gordon Brown has used his new year message to warn voters not to let the Conservatives “wreck the recovery”.

      (2) While it had been painful for some, his government had already “seen off the worst of the recession”.

      (3) With an election pending he pledged a decade of “shared prosperity” and warned against unfairness if “the privileged few protect themselves”.

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      • 127
        Hugh Janus says:

        Good old McBust, still stuck on the class war like the pillock he is. Can always be relied upon to be behind the curve…

        By all means keep it up you puffed-up incompetent, it’s your best chance of losing the GE.

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    • 236
      Four eyes says:

      DTHC

      Your heart is not in this, I can tell.

      I think the shift work is getting to you.

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  39. 119
    Interesting_Times says:

    Remember the pic of her at the door of No10, when she had just gotten out of bed? *Shudders*

    http://news.sky.com/sky-news/content/StaticFile/jpg/2007/Apr/Week3/1525666.jpg

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  40. 120
    Gordon Brown says:

    To Guido and all his followers

    LANG MAY YER LUM REEK

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  41. 129
    Agent 99 says:

    eh up! there be trouble at mill Lad

    Former Cabinet minister Charles Clarke has called on the Cabinet to stage a New Year coup to remove Gordon Brown as Prime Minister.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20091230/tuk-clarke-urges-coup-to-oust-pm-brown-6323e80.html

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  42. 130
    Agent 99 says:

    At last this is McFuckwits chance to really save the world. I’m sure he will soon be doing the right thing and getting on with the job while making the difficult decisions unlike the do nothing planet opposite

    What on Earth?! Russia may send spaceship to knock threatening asteroid off course
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1239424/Russia-send-spaceship-knock-asteroid-Earth-threatening-path.html#ixzz0bCHoku2U

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  43. 131

    As soon as the book came out, I knew it wouldn’t sell. Despite her name being on the cover, the face was nothing like the real horror we have come to know.

    So I re-designed the cover to include a more honest title

    The bitch hasn’t thanked me yet….

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  44. 134
    Pulped fiction says:

    Cherry Blair and her book, you could say it’s suffered from “pulp fiction”…..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1239252/How-77million-books-year-turned-pulp-fiction.html

    Celebrity works are some of the lowest sellers – including Cherie Blair who is said to have received a £1million advance for her autobiography. But the book has sold only 23,412 hardbacks and 10,240 paperbacks since 2008.

    ‘Her advance should have been £100,000, not £1million,’ said one insider.

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  45. 138

    Mrs Dale seems to be on Charles Clarke’s email listing

    http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2009/12/charles-clarke-being-helpful-again.html

    Same old same old

    Dear friend,

    FINDING THE KILLER INSTINCT

    The Labour Decade

    We are now reaching the end of Labour’s only, ever, full decade in office. As we do, we face an electoral defeat which could well give the Conservatives the next decade and more.

    It may seem easier, and possibly less risky, to do nothing to change our position. But unless Labour acts now we are likely to spend the next ten years reflecting on the consequences from the impotence of opposition.

    Since 1997 Labour has built a stronger and fairer society and transformed the lives of millions of people for the better. Our record is one to be proud of. But we have also failed to exploit many opportunities to chart a progressive path for the future. And, worst of all, over the last couple of years we have frivolously and foolishly discarded our dominant position in British politics, possibly permanently. During the last year Labour’s poll ratings have hit historic lows, and the dismal European and local elections translated this into actual votes.

    Senior Party members know and well understand Labour’s true position but, for a variety of reasons, have so far decided to take no action. A conspiracy of silence has protected the Party leadership.

    Just before Christmas this mood seemed to change. Newspaper reports and interviews pointed to serious doubts held by Cabinet members and others. There is the possibility that Labour’s underlying position in the polls and the failures of the Queens Speech and the Pre-Budget Report may now bring matters to a head.

    The Polls

    Labour’s underlying poll position is disastrous. The UK Polling Report calculates the current average at 40-28-19, which implies a Conservative overall majority of 36 seats. This is significantly worse than a year ago, just before the London G20 summit, when Labour was in the mid-30s and 4/5 point Tory leads were routine. Moreover, many Labour-identifying voters say that they are not prepared to vote Labour at the coming election; a big pool of lost Labour voters now back other parties and Labour supporters are more likely than Tory ones to be considering switching sides or not voting.

    All the evidence suggests that Brown’s leadership reduces Labour support, that alternative leaders would improve our ratings, and that an election determined by voters’ answers to the question “Do you want Gordon Brown to be Prime Minister for the next five years?” would further shrink Labour support.

    In these circumstances some clutch, bizarrely, at the straw of an occasional poll showing ‘only’ a 9 point lead for the Conservatives (even when intermingled with 17 point leads). Others hope that the Conservatives might not achieve an overall majority but merely be the largest party in a hung parliament.

    But in fact such a hung parliament would offer no political respite for Labour. David Cameron has used his New Year message to signal willingness to work with the Liberal Democrats and Nick Clegg has already made it clear that he would feel bound to permit the Leader of the largest party to form a Government. Though senior Liberal Democrats have privately indicated that this situation might change if Labour’s leadership changed, there’s little joy for Labour here.

    Policy and Political Direction

    The poor political impact of the pre-election Queens Speech and the Pre-Budget Report, as well as the November European Council and other events, have reinforced awareness that Labour currently has no strategy for escaping the deep political trouble it is in.

    These were moments where a clear and articulate approach could have changed the mood. Instead they were used just to recycle old political ‘dividing lines’, which reflect a deep defeatist fear of discussing both our past approach and our future plans. We offered no account and no explanation of the past and, even more seriously, no constructive sense of direction for the future.

    This ‘class war’ approach is explicitly designed to rack up ‘core Labour’ votes in core Labour areas and to protect the position of the current leadership.

    Labour cannot win on this basis. We have to remain a Party with the widest possible appeal, which does not rely for support simply upon one particular group, faction or social class. Since 1983 Labour’s conventional wisdom has recognized that Labour has to seek to win marginal parliamentary seats, many of them in the South of England. Those most involved in formulating the electorally successful post-1994 ‘New Labour’ strategy recognize that this winning approach is now being deliberately abandoned.

    Why the Silence So Far

    A small group amongst the Labour leadership, inside and outside the Cabinet, believe, genuinely, that, if the economy improves and the Tories begin to implode, the public will rally to Gordon Brown as the General Election approaches.

    Others believe that the election campaign could be fought in a way which diverts attention from our leadership (“It’s policies not personalities”). Unfortunately the recent confirmation of the campaign TV debates makes this just about impossible to imagine.

    However most senior Labour leaders have had little faith in Gordon Brown’s leadership for a considerable time but over the last year have remained silent, and even professed support. They have done this for a variety of reasons.

    The greatest concern is that, under current constitutional arrangements, there is no clear process through which a Party leader could be forced to stand down. They fear that his stubbornness would see off any challenge and precipitate chaotic internal conflict which in turn would reinforce Labour’s image of ineffectiveness and division, possibly without succeeding in changing the Leader. They feel that success requires ‘overwhelming force’.

    Others worry that, without a clear challenger/successor, a change of leader might simply be a step from the frying pan into the fire. They think that the unpredictable uncertainties of a leadership election could be damaging. In fact a 21-day campaign is quite possible and would refocus attention on what Labour has positively to offer.

    There is also fear of the perceived personal costs which could arise from antagonizing the leadership. The Damian MacBride style of politics is not dead – shortly before Christmas a senior Cabinet member warned me personally to take care ‘because Gordon’s spies are everywhere’.

    A deeper pessimism, fed by the MPs’ expenses catastrophe, has led to fatalism. Too many accept defeat for Labour as inevitable. They do not perceive the personal consequences for themselves as shattering. They expect to hold their seats (almost no Cabinet members now have marginal seats) and then adjust to a life in Opposition in the new Parliament. Furthermore, only a third of the current Cabinet were in Parliament before 1997 and so have any direct Parliamentary experience of the 18 years of Tory Government before then.

    There are also more ignoble motives for inaction. Some are actively preparing for post-defeat Labour politics and laying down markers for their own leadership ambitions. Others are looking to their future business careers, which they think will be less possible if they are seen as ‘troublemakers’. Others, probably mistakenly, hope for the Prime Minister’s patronage in securing their membership of the House of Lords after defeat.

    What is to be done

    The net effect of this conspiracy of silence and inaction has been that Gordon Brown has so far been able to see off all challenges to his leadership.

    As we reach 2010, rightly described by Ed Balls as ‘the most important General Election for a generation’, the implications of the status quo are crystal clear – a smashing defeat for Labour and poorer lives for the people we seek to serve.

    Yet the General Election is eminently winnable for Labour under a new leader. We still have the overall policies and approach which are best suited to meet the challenges of both the current crises and the future, even though we have not recently been successful in communicating them clearly.

    Moreover the Conservatives have failed to establish themselves strongly. Their threat comes only from Labour’s weakness. Their only strength is the petty point-scoring of partisan oppositionist politics, based on vigorous and misleading attacks and clever phrase-making. They are deeply divided on policy issues of the greatest significance; their demeanour is increasingly introverted, provincial and backward-looking, notably so in the international arena; they offer no policy or political vision for themselves and they inspire no confidence in their own team of political leaders.

    In Parliament and elsewhere an overwhelming majority of Labour opinion believes that in this position Labour’s chances would be significantly improved if Gordon Brown were to stand down.

    Over Christmas there have been signs that this strength of opinion is understood in the Cabinet. The New Year will be the time to ensure that the overwhelming feeling which does exist is turned into the action which brings about the necessary change. The price of failure is just too high.

    Doing nothing now may seem the easiest option. But Labour should learn from the Tories, who have had many whole decades in power: political parties need the killer instinct to hold on to office. David Cameron’s Conservatives are relying on Labour failing to learn that lesson.

    From the beginning of 2010 we need a renewed Labour Party which can offer the people of Britain a genuine and positive choice at the ballot box.

    Charles Clarke MP

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      Ratsniffer says:

      Ok Charlie, you stand as a stalking horse against Gordon, eh?

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        barefootcontessa says:

        Alan Johnson’s nose out of joint then?

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        Agent 99 says:

        I got to the second paragraph and…..

        “Since 1997 Labour has built a stronger and fairer society and transformed the lives of millions of people for the better. Our record is one to be proud of”

        when I just stopped reading as it was obviously going to be total bullshit written by someone who is totally and utterly deluded.

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      caesars wife says:

      Oh please the ruin is just sort of minority group the labour party should be promoting , please please let him stay until election day !!

      meanwhile the erstwhile milliband is seen freeing a hostage what an interesting interlude in events .

      i think the do you want five more years of the ruin question is well understood , so could we have, the do you want 5 years of milliband ??

      well at least dave can sit back and know it will be clean fight ?

      Charles clarke must at least have some support , not sure the ruin can fend this one off , he can only put election to march and put party into election gear .

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      Gimmie power - F*ck the poor says:

      Charles you are a commie scumbag who surrendered the British to the EUSSR and destroyed the democracy of the country handing it over to unaccountable unelected super rich elites.

      The people and especially the poor and women are now slaves to the totalitarian corporate, banler and royal elite whether they like it or not.

      Why the battle of egos Charles? seeing as you have already rendered your party as surplus to the EUs future needs.

      Your party now only has the limited power the EU wish it to have and the people have no power what-so-ever.

      and yet here you are bitching over a party that no longer serves it’s purpose other than to feed your fat mouth, your other job is complete, you destroyed the country and you destroyed democracy for your elite masters.

      Now f*ck off with your undeserved riches before the people wake up and hold you bastards accountable.

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        revolting peasant says:

        “poorer lives for the people we seek to serve”….namely fellow MPs.
        You and your party have failed us all you jug earred twat.
        Now fuck off.

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    Mitch says:

    so who is the “famous” woman then ? I recognise the picture of the Hooker.

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    Fees Office Clerk says:

    The father of the British hostage Peter Moore, released alive from captivity in Iraq, in a radio interview launched a savage attack on Brown and Miliband.

    He claimed that they didn’t tell them that he had been taken hostage. Hadn’t kept them informed of any progress. Blamed them for the deaths of the security guards and called Miliband a liar for claiming that the Foreign Office had broken the news of the release to Peter Moore’s parents.

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      nell says:

      Well when did we last have anything resembling a decent Foreign Secretary? Militwit is just the last in a long line of pathetic Foreign Secretary’s who aren’t anywhere near capable of doing the job.

      The Foreign Office has suffered from weak and incompetent leadership for more than ten years – so when they get these sort of crises their pathetic ‘it can’t be done’ philosophy kicks in and they all head for the bunker to hide hoping it will go away.

      I can’t wait for the day when William Hague takes over, hopefully he’ll be able to restore some confidence at home in our FO’s ability to look after it’s citizens abroad, and some respect for Britain on the international stage.

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        Agent 99 says:

        Fees Office Clerk
        Surely not as I have just checked Pravda the great bastion of honestly and credibility and they say on their website that

        “The foreign secretary said he had had a “very moving” conversation with Mr Moore, who was “to put it mildly, absolutely delighted”. He is undergoing medical checks”

        Mmmmm tough one which story to believe huh?

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        nell says:

        I wonder where the real Tat is tonight? No doubt he’s off clubbing doing an early New Year’s celebration.

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          nell says:

          Well if you really are the real Tat then go off and celebrate the New Year for the next 24 hours or so.

          I alas am not for the taking having spent all my life with one man.

          Besides I’m too old for you, I’m only interested in the political thoughts in your brain.

          You need to go clubbing and find some young blond thing who’s interested in the rest of you! Enjoy!!

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          • T. Nuck says:

            Nell you don’t have time for that anyway, you’ve have about 40 replies on this blog tonight, busy girl “Its good to vent, let it out”

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          • tat says:

            show me your sausage nell, show me the pork!

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          • Oh, Hell! Headlines like that make me come out in a cold sweat in my day job! That would have had my red pen through it! Oh, hang on. On second thoughts… You know, I might have let that one slip through!

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          Tarquin says:

          He will wake up in the morning, hung over in a dingy bedsit on a piss stained mattress with a very sore bum.

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        ecosnoop-can't be far from the gas chambers now the brainwashing is near complete! says:

        When looking for the key NWO stooges in goverment always look for the chancelor and foriegn affairs minister, especially foriegn affairs.

        ALWAYS!

        Who has Dave made shadow foriegn affairs?

        A close look into him will almost always be revealing, you can bet your ass he is pro EU!

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        Hugh Janus says:

        “Well when did we last have anything resembling a decent Foreign Secretary?”

        The remarkably successful but generally unrecognised Douglas Hurd, who never put a foot wrong.

        Oh, I forgot, he was probably regarded by NuLiebour as a Tory toff so his record was crap really.

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  48. 143
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    LMFAO !!!

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    nell says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6748909/Cherie-Blair-Ill-never-stop-worrying-about-money.html

    Poor cherie-antionnete- she paints herself as an insecure woman who can never have enough money because she came from such a poor background . And then there’s poor deprived tone because ‘his father lost it all by the time tone was 10′ who has has struggled, according to tone himself, to become a figure equal to billgates.

    What is it with these politicians , gordon thinks he’s the second coming of winston and now tone thinks he’s a second billgates? Talk about over-bloated egos!

    I think attending insignificant literary festivals is all they’re good for!!

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      barefootcontessa says:

      At least he’s not smiling any more!

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      T. Nuck says:

      Wasn’t Cherie’s father a very successful and wealthy actor (though unlucky and never got an Oscar for his great work) with such unforgettable parts in Confessions of a window cleaner and then many walk on parts in Holby City and The Bill once his son in law sadly came to power. Tony Booth must go down in history as national treasure, such talent must now be recognised and he must be put up there with very best on the British silver screen such as Mason, Coward, Burton and Jason King

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        nell says:

        I trust that you are not suggesting that her dreadful old man should be knighted by brown as one of his last acts as a failed PM?

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        Hugh Janus says:

        Not sure Alf Garnett would agree with your glowing tribute.

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        Anonymous says:

        Most of his scripts were written by Ali Campbell Allegedly,

        “Cor Missus get yer tits out ” being one of his classic lines !

        Class sheer class.

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          T. Nuck says:

          To be honest I was being a tad sarcastic but it was noticeable when Nu lab came to power that old T Booth was on every TV drama going, one minute he was a seedy old perv in Mid summer murders and then he’s a drunk in the Bill both rolls he acted well from experience! but prior to that he was in the bargain bin in Blockbusters for 10 pence!! Its the same as when Jon Ross caused that sh*t storm with Manuel’s grand daughter, not on TV since the 70’s and then he’s on everything playing a hard done by old man in a tweed coat!

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      Slough Grammar says:

      Her father was a rogue.

      Unable to keep his zip done up, he was a leftie two bit second rate actor.

      He was everything our current Govt loathes. He sprogged and didn’t pay for his children’s upkeep. If the CPA had been around his Equity subs might have gone to something more useful like his family.

      Yea, “get ya tits out” sums the cnut up.

      On this Cherry has my sympathy.

      The truth is these people are all so awfully common.

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        T. Nuck says:

        Couldn’t agree with you more except as a Common Comp lad myself I don’t want the Blurs/Booths associated with us serfs, so please call them Scroungers or Benefit Cheats, much the same thing in my book, both ‘The Jez Kyle scrounging benefit fodder’ and the Blurs/Booths have so much in common with each other, neither could ever claim to be ‘Working Class’ or represent the ‘Working Class’ …. in fact his drama queen daughter seems to be a better actor!

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    Cocktail sausage John says:

    I eat all the food then I spew it all oop over the front door of my lovel mock tudor house.

    Then I pop out to suck sone lovely Chinese cock just like Gordon ordered me to.

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    Fair Play says:

    Nothing wrong with Cherie , fiendishly bright working class Scouser. One of the ablest women in the law profession. Extraordinary that she carried on as first lady, had a baby and still managed to be a judge. Samantha Cameron designs handbags, enough said!

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      barefootcontessa says:

      Is that her father speaking?

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      nell says:

      judge versus handbag designer? What are you saying? That being a judge somehow makes her a better human being than someone who designs handbags?

      I’d be more inclined to make the comparison of cherie fishwife to samantha caregiver or

      cherie ‘grab what you can for free wherever you can get it’ to samantha’s I enjoy looking after my family first and being a fashion designer to earn a living.

      I know which one I’d prefer!!!

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      Anonymous says:

      Have to admit it did take a certain talent to influence her husband and his party to the extent that they introduced the COMPLETELY UNECESSARY Human Rights Act which by sheer coincidence she and her leagle eagle chums then made loadsa dosh from. Fucking scandal !

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        revolting peasant says:

        Ah but didn’t her daughter try to top herself a few years back?
        She may be ” fiendishly clever”, well connected and fabulously rich. But
        it doesn’t make her a decent parent.

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      Hugh Janus says:

      Under our constitution there is no such position as ‘First Lady’, much as she would have liked to be known as such. All part of Bliar’s dreadful ‘presidential’ style of so-called leadership which, in so many ways, was a complete disaster and which has done immeasurable damage to our system of government.

      Message to the blind and idiotic 28% – everything NuLiebour gets its hands on is doomed to end in a complete and very expensive shambles.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    One thing “Chip shop Cherie” has going for her, she spotted just what a complete weird Hoon that McJonah is long before many others did .

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    Anonymous says:

    One very brave bastard.

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      nell says:

      Think you’ve made a wrong link – that looks like brown’s blog on one of his better days!!

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      Engineer says:

      I think that’s the wrong link, as well. I only read four posts (was rather losing the will to live), but not one mention of cripples, sp@stics or crushed skulls – so can’t be TaT.

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  55. 176
    nell says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/series/michael-white-politicians-of-the-decade

    Michael White is running a six series on the top politicans of the decade.
    Day 1 – Vince Cable. Day 2 – Robin Cook. Day 3 -Alex Salmond. Day 4 – Tony Bliar. Day 5 , which is tomorrow, will be harpyharriett.

    Well the only decent one in that is Robin Cook and he was also the ONLY decent Foreign Secretary that Labour ever had.

    I wonder who is Michael White’s choice for Day 6? Surely not…………..the cursed one???

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      Agent 99 says:

      I’m surprised this cretin can stay awake long enough to write such a piece.

      This man is as responsible as those actually in government for whats happened and in my view should be strung up alongside them with Polly Twatbee on the other side.

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    • 183
      Anonymous says:

      What is this obession you have with Robin Cook ? The man was a slimy little toad who shagged about behind his wifes back and dumped her by text. That is the measure of the man who only took a “principled stand” against Tony Blair on the Iraq War as he calculated it would put him in pole position for the Labour Leadership, when Iraq went tits up.

      Why all of a sudden has he become this sainted figure.

      He was a liar and a cheat , slimy little toad of a man !!!!

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        nell says:

        Well he cheated on his wife. But that was his private life.

        If you talked to the FO staff or staff he was responsible for when he was Leader of the House he was very much respected.

        And internationally, when he was Foreign Secretary, he was liked and respected. You couldn’t claim any of those things for ‘hanging basket’ beckett or militwit – they have made us a worldwide laughing stock.

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          Anonymous says:

          Nell you really are capable of some really stupid utterences, Listen love if a man ( or woman) can lie to his wife, someone he has vowed to love and cherish and all that then he will think nothing of lying in his Political life. Again you then bring up his Scottishnes , what is it with you, you aim at the wrong target. Are you one of his love children perhaps ?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes we are all human and none of us are perfect. Its not so much the adultery that condems this little shit its his course of action once confronted with it. A hearless ambitious bastard if ever there was one.
            To any Politician reading this. A bit of advice, if you are caught cheating on your partner why not fezz up, make a public confession and admit your wrongdoing. Thereafter remove yourselve to the back benches or even resign fand withdraw from Politics.

            A little bit of contrition is what is required. Then should you feel the need after a few years come back into politics if you wish and you know what if your half decent at your job the public will probably give you a second chance.

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        Anonymous says:

        Dumped to save his career no less while his wife waited for him at the airport to go on holiday. Slimy toad does not even begin to describe the creepy little shit mind you he only had a poor education as he was was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, the Royal High school, Edinburgh, where his father taught, and Edinburgh University, where he read English.

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          nell says:

          Actually I think that is the only thing that was against him – he was part of that Scottish invasion.

          I am still asking myself , how did we let ourselves get taken over by those trotskyite Scots and what are we going to do to make sure they get banished back across Hadrian’s Wall and never allowed down here again.

          When a proper history is written of this failed labour government it will be all about the overwhelming scottish element of it and its strong communist base.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Nell once again , and again and again ad nauseum You fail to include Labour ministers Nationality in your invective when they are English yet feel it appropriate when they are Scots. If that aint racism I dont know what is. Shame on you.

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          • labour is a cancer on society says:

            Bang on here. Who are the biggest haters of Scotland? Why the Fabian, commie BritJocks who infest the Labour Party and have been like a plague on Scottish society for decades. They are nominally Scots yet they loathe Scotland and seek to damage it because success for Scotland is identified with success for their main political opponents – the bourgeois SNP. Damage Scotland, lower expectations and the SNP vote goes down – simple.

            If they do not give a shit about Scotland – do you really think they CARE
            about England? Get real.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Well said Sir the fact is its the Political philosophy that is the problem not the Nationality of the proponent. Yes it is true this philosophy has historically taken in firm strangle hold of Scotlands Industrial Belt but it has also done so in the Industrial heartlands of England. Brown could not have staged his ascent to power without the support and conivance of his English Comrades.
            To fail to see this is to leave yourself open to more of the same.

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          Dack Blog says:

          Morals are morals. The context is irrelevant.

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          • nell says:

            Dack we shouldn’t judge people on their personal lives. I’m celebrating my Ruby Wedding in 2010 . But I think that says more about my husband’s kindness and perseverance than anything good about me.

            On the other hand I like to think, whilst I might not have excelled as a wife I was good at the jobs I did. And I don’t think the one influenced the other.

            Robin Cook was good at his job – gordon is bad at his – It’s that simple.

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          • Engineer says:

            Cook’s switch from wife to secretary may have had more to do with morale (his) than morals. Doesn’t make his actions any more acceptable, of course.

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          • revolting peasant says:

            If someone is untrustworthy in their personal life then I wouldn’t trust them professionally either. Whether it be shagging a mistress/rent boy,lying or ripping off the taxpayer.

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          • nell says:

            C’mn folks where’s your human kindness.

            Someone can be bad at personal relationships but good at their job!

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          • Dack Blog says:

            You can judge a person by what they do in either their public or private lives. It depends what’s important to you – and what your relationship with them is. Ideally I’d like to be effectively represented by someone I considered ‘decent’/moral. A tall order I admit.

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          • Engineer says:

            Thinking about it, it’s perhaps not the moral thing so much (we’re all animals, basically, and prone to hormonal urges) as the hypocricy angle. Leaving your wife is one thing, but dumping her by text message in an airport because Ali Campbell has told you that the press are onto your affair with your secretary is quite another. The least he could have done is told her face to face.

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          • Four eyes says:

            Cook was a self serving ginger twat.

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          • Dack Blog says:

            Cook just did what many men of that age/position would do. It’s not the switch, but the manner of switching.

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          • nell says:

            We’re none of us perfect.

            If we’re gordon, militwit, ainbustinagut or harpyharriett of course we are less perfect than most!!

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          • Agent 99 says:

            You miss the main point here. The fact he tried to keep this secret left him exposed to blackmail which is dangerous for someone in such a position.

            I dont think he would have let himself be blackmailed but who knows as anyone who is prepared to dump his wife on a whim to save his sorry ass anything could have been possible..

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          • memories of a goldfish says:

            Major shagged Currie
            never fessed up to it at all
            case closed

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes and we know what happened to Majors Government dont we children. What is your point exactly ? I rest my case.

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          Anonymous says:

          Another Labout Toff then, actually if class war means getting rid of folk like him and Harman etc Im all for it !!!

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    nell says:

    On his good days on here, I suspect, Tat is the grit in the oyster.

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      streamfisher says:

      And you are the Pearl.

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        nell says:

        Nope – Tat’s the irritant ( sorry Tat but that’s what grit in the oyster does) and all of us who post on here then become the pearls.

        Happy New Year streamfisher, Tat and folks !!!! – I’ve enjoyed my time on here in 2009, and learnt loads, and I’m really looking forward to 2010.

        Hope this blog can still keep it’s cutting edge when the tories win the next GE!!

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      unfair play says:

      The shit in the oyster more like, and streamfisher, pass the fucking sick bag.

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  57. 193
    Cillit Bang says:

    BANG

    AND THE DIRT IS GONE.

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    BREAKING NEWS says:

    hat tip wibbler on pb.com

    the release of the iraq hostages as always with this governmrnt is not all it seems……

    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/uk/uk+hostage+freed+in+prisoner+deal+/3483437

    The group is believed to have had one principal demand – the release of Qais al Khazaali and his associates.

    The British turned to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki who was speaking to the hostage takers through an intermediary.

    Channel 4 News understands that Peter Moore’s release now comes as a direct result of a decision by the US in the last few days to hand over Qais al Khazaali to the Iraqi authorities where, it is thought, he remains in custody.

    One source close to the case said today it was an incredible development – but questions will now be asked publicly of the overall strategy employed by the British government to recover these men.

    Channel 4 News has been shown phone records which show numbers dialled from one of the security guards’ mobile phones after he was taken hostage. It includes text messages to Iran.

    When their former boss discovered these calls being made he raised the issue immediately with the foreign office team in Baghdad – but did not get the response he expected.

    “My initial feeling was, this is great news,” Paul Wood Head of Security at Kroll told Channel 4 News.

    He said he felt that this finding was “the kind of intelligence that would have been followed up” in order to monitor conversations and track the hostages.

    “When we took the records to the Foreign Office there was almost stony silence,” he said.

    “Certainly a feeling initially from our side that this was something that had been missed.”

    by wibbler December 30th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

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  59. 225
    Dave "Tally Ho" Cameron says:

    Akmal Shaikh thought he was getting death by ganja when the Chinese said “We gon’ gif you reefer injection”
    (please try saying it in a chinese accent before burying it)

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    nell says:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/2020-vision-labour-triumphs-after-the-cameron-years-with-britains-first-black-pm–ndash-and-a-familiar-face-1848381.html

    The Independent’s view on how labour comes back into power in 2020 with a black PM.

    Well I don’t much care what colour any PM is – but I doubt whether labour will be back in power in 2020 after this last mammoth shambles.

    And if the independent thinks that that black PM is going to be shadm++lik then they need to think again because he is just about to crash in political terms at the next GE, never to be seen again!!

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      nell says:

      I wish you hadn’t told me that. You have just spoiled my New Year Celebrations.

      40% of Ridgebacks, of the pitiful few this rubbish labour government have managed to get through to Afghanistan, are ‘ Not Fit For Purpose’

      Thank God they weren’t in power when we needed Spitfires in WW2. Hitler would have won!!!!

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    oh dear Labour screw up again says:

    More than half of the new armoured vehicles sent to Afghanistan are out of service, the Ministry of Defence has admitted.

    Only 134 of the 271 Mastiffs, the heaviest and most protective of the Army’s armoured vehicles in Afghanistan, are “fit for purpose”, figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

    The same poor service history is also affecting the new Ridgeback vehicles which are being used for the first time by 11 Light Brigade in Afghanistan. In written Commons answers, the Liberal Democrats were told that nearly 40 per cent of Ridgebacks were not operational at present.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6971953.ece

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      nell says:

      Sorry meant to reply with 247 here instead of above – I’ll do it again!

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    • 245
      nell says:

      I wish you hadn’t told me that. You have just spoiled my New Year Celebrations.

      40% of Ridgebacks, of the pitiful few this rubbish labour government have managed to get through to Afghanistan, are ‘ Not Fit For Purpose’

      Thank God they weren’t in power when we needed Spitfires in WW2. Hitler would have won!!!!

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        AC1 says:

        Spitfires were built before the War Ministry ordered them becuase the designer recognised what Britain needed.

        The U.K. has been Lions led by Donkeys forever. We need less Donkeys and be more pack and less herd.

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      The problem with the Ridgebacks is that rather than using Rhodesian Ridgebacks, which work properly and are great for chasing down insurgents, the Government bought the cheaper Zimbabwean Ridgeback variant, which attacks whites and ignores the terrorists, instead offering them land to grow poppies.

      Apparently some of the Zimbabwean Ridgebacks got loose and shagged a bunch of Mastiffs, producing useless offspring which Aintworthatoss bought at a discount.

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  63. 249
    Chutney Charles says:

    All my chutneys are kept in a “cool, dark, airy place”. I sadly do not have a pantry or cellar, so this means I have to keep them in a cupboard

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  64. 252
    Reichsmarshall Herman Goering says:

    65 years to late….. bugger!

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  65. 255
    Oh FFS !!! says:

    Did I hear The Gorgon Right today, asking the voters not to wreck the economy ! The fucking Voters For Fucks sake you could not make this madness up !!

    In case no one noticed UNDER HIS GUIDING HAND the economy is as fucked up as a fucked up thing can be, totally wrecked to buggery and back again and he is blaming the fucking Voters !!!!!!!

    FFS!!!

    What a mad bad deluded evil fucker we have running the country !

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  66. 256
    Dave "Tally Ho" Cameron says:

    Did you hear about the Muslim hooker who was caught smoking weed in public in Pakistan? She got stoned.

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  67. 260
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8434137.stm

    Gordon Brown has used his new year message to warn voters not to let the Conservatives “wreck the recovery”.

    He did so why not them too!

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  68. 266
    Dave "Tally Ho" Cameron says:

    It was revealed this week that men in Reykjavik have the biggest cocks in Europe. THAT’S why mums go to Iceland.

    GOOD NIGHT

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  69. 273
    Got any spare Policies for Dave? He'll pay you for em says:

    Firmly from the ‘you couldn’t make it up’ school of Conservative Central Office shooting themselves in the foot, Dave and his chums have come up with a cunning wheeze of offering £1,000,000 of Taxpayers money to anyone who can dream up any Policies for him.

    Poor lamb really is that desperate to find some Policies.

    So, ROLL UP! ROLL UP! FIND DAVE A POLICY AND WIN A CASH PRIZE!
    YOU SIR! DO YOU THINK PENSIONERS AND THE UNEMPLOYED SHOULD BE TAGGED AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS SHOULD PLAY GOD SAVE THE QUEEN? SCRIBBLE IT IN CRAYON POP IT OFF TO CENTRAL OFFICE AND YOU COULD BE QUIDS IN!
    YOU MADAM! THINK DAVE SHOULD HAVE A DRESS DOWN FRIDAY IN PARLIAMENT? EMAIL CAMERON AND HE’LL POP IT IN THE MANIFESTO TOOT SWEET WITH LOVELY LOLLY FOR YOU AS A REWARD

    Cherie ain’t the only prostitute in town

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    • 276
      Baron Mandelson of Rio says:

      Dave learnt to sell his arse on the playing fields of Eton.

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      • 285
        Slough Grammar says:

        At least Eton has playing fields.

        Most sports fields have been sold off at the bog standard comps. Most of the grammars have been closed for all intents and purposes.

        Honestly you chippie inbreds need to learn a thing or two.

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        • 306
          Mr Plum says:

          Most of the school sports fields where i live are still there, just not used.
          Loony left teachers no longer believe in competitive sports.

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    • 318
      nnn says:

      ” Cherie ain’t the only prostitute in town” No but she is by far the sickest looking one !

      Like

  70. 278
    HASH GORDON(saviour of the universe) says:

    The newspaper should be called GOB WIDE !

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  71. 279
    Anonymous says:

    Rush Limbaugh is dead!

    Like

  72. 284
    Anonymous says:

    It is New Year’s Eve.

    Let’s not spoil it with talk of one of the very ugliest women who has a public profile.

    She has an odd mouth. Huge arse with saddlebags and THAT voice.

    She was yesterday’s news.

    2010 shortly. Let’s move on pleeeeeeeease.

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  73. 286
    Slough Grammar says:

    Hahahahahahah

    Can you imagine? A magnum might work.

    She’s had so many they just fall out.

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  74. 294
    Dave "Tally Ho" Cameron says:

    I always though Abu Hamza would make a decent boxer.

    Sure he’s got no defense, but he has got a great right hook.

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  75. 301
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Reporter: “Patrick, understand you’ve been given a knighthood for services to the British Film Industry?”

    Patrick Stewart: “No duckie, got it for being a New Labour Luvvie”

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  76. 302
    HASH GORDON(saviour of the universe) says:

    Jane Hill news reader on the BBC is Gay !
    What a fucking waste !

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  77. 303
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Barry Sheerman:

    “Our nation is in peril of being governed by a Conservative Party bereft of policies or principles, led by a man who lacks substance, vision or compass. The election of such a government would be disastrous, undermining our steady progress towards a more equal, fair and successful modern Britain”

    Thanks Barry. I won’t bother to read the rest ‘cos your full of shit!

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  78. 317
    John Prescott says:

    Personally, I never thought that Cherie ‘as t’looks or t’body to make a successful hooker, but bloody ‘ell she’s a money grubbing little bugger and looking at Tony, she can’t be that fussy about who gives ‘er one, so maybe she ‘as a future on ‘er back after all. I’ll not be paying my quid though!

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  79. 323
    Sir William Waad says:

    Fifty quid? You must be joking love.

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  80. 334
    Anonymous says:

    I saw also really interesting articles at
    http://www.watchyourself.net

    Like


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