January 26th, 2010

GMTV (Guido Morning TV) : Who Got It Wrong?


  1. 1
    Wrong Wrong Wrong on everything says:

    The people who voted Labour in 1997 got it wrong.

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    GORDIMODO says:

    Good morning !

  3. 3
    concrete pump says:

    Brown looks like he’s just smelled Darling’s fart.

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    Smash Labour says:

    But the BBC are bigging up McBust. Radio5 presenter just stated “cutting public spending now would be a mistake”

    Of course it is a mistake, especially if you lot don’t vote Labour at the next election as the BBC demands.

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    Anonymous says:

    Tory bear needs to iron his shirt rather than just taking it brand new out of the pack.

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    Number 7 says:

    Brilliant Guido – I like the ending!!!!!!

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    Loretto Darling says:

    Guido’s question was, who got it wrong not who got that pong.

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    GORDIMODO says:

    That Emily Nomates Does it for me !
    She is so well blessed
    Throw that Tweed jacket in the bin
    Public School hockey uniform only from now on !

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    End of the Recession Party says:

    All on expenses RSVP.

    Vote for the End of the Recession Party

  10. 10
    Bruce Bellend says:

    Is that the end of the bust that came after the boom, that ended, the end of boom and bust?

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    Brown's Buggered Britain says:

    Maybe Gordon was so busy saving the world, he didn’t have time to save us?

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    Prodicus says:

    Yup. Good stuff. More, please.

  13. 13
    Steve Expat says:

    Officical Growth figure 0.1%
    Finally the “official” recession finishes – for this quarter anyway!

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    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    Get ready for my rodomontade about how I’ve saved the world – again.

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    Postal Vote says:

    Numbers just out: 0.1% growth, if you want to call it growth

    Election’s starting to look done deal …

    … but be wary of those postal votes!

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    Les Dawson says:

    she has her knockers.

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    Rounding up a very very small number says:

    0.1% – I bet you a million pounds the real figure is 0.01% rounded up to 0.1%.

    This is simply pathetic – a typical Moron Brown happening.

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    Guido, invest in a decent microphone.
    The voice recording is worse than an Osama Bin Laden video for fuck’s sake.

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    No excuse for voting Labour this time - they HAVE to go says:

    I can understand people voting Labour in 1997. After 18 years of the Tories and 5 years of the troubled Major government coupled with “Black Wednesday” I can understand that.I can also understand people voting for Labour in 2001. But the watershed has to be the 2005 election.We had just been involved in a disastrous ongoing possibly illegal war by Bliar in Iraq with dubious reasons given by him to the electorate and Parliament for the Uk involvement(this was widely known even then). We knew that he and Brown had had a very difficult relationship and that Brown has obstructed Blair’s reforms and that he was plotting to replace Blair soon after the election and the signs were there that Blair would not fight the next election. People should have realised,certainly some in the know within the media etc knew what a disaster Brown would be and that he had made mistakes in his time at the Treasury for which we are paying for now. And still people re-elected Labour although in fairness the Tories in 2005 were unelectable, the LibDems taking a lot of their vote on the back of their opposition to the Iraq War and most people felt better off on the illusion of Brown’s Credit Boom and reckless encouragement of the bank’s to lend and for consumers to overborrow on credit falsely inflating our economy which made us more susceptible than others when the crash came. So Labour won in 2005 although they did not get the most of the popular vote BUT there can be absolutely no reason to re-elect Labour for a fourth term. They have failed and are no longer capable of taking the country out of the mess that Brown has for the most part created.

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    Just saying says:

    ONS man stressed it was only their initial assessment

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    Yesmates says:

    Emily Nomates forever! What a star.

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    Steve Expat says:

    and reckon it’s as likely to go down as up when it’s revised. Don’t you just love civil servants that won’t tow the Party’s line?

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    Postal Vote says:

    the 0.1% refers to growth of Q4 2009 on Q3 2009, so it is very unimpressive as it includes:
    -back to school, let’s get business going again period
    -christmas shopping

    May 6 election looking more likely than bobastic build-up from today’s ‘growth’ news to a March election

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    Biffo Taoiseach says:

    Ha ha! ’bout the size of Gordon’s errection when confronted with a woman.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    where are the fawning labourites from gmtv?

    collecting p45s at long last…

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    GORDIMODO says:

    At that rate we should be out of recession by 2175 can’t wait !
    Just give me my fucking pension back you wankers !

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    Playing with numbers says:

    Channel 4 man asked the same question – the answer is they only do to one decimal point.

    I bet they do.

    “We are now out of recession” – what utter bullshit if this is going to be used as some kind success – I blame the media for following this tripe – they are a bunch of illiterate and extremely thick second grade journalists.

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    Postal Vote says:

    0.1% can be 0.06% rounded!

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    Guido's former Flatmate says:

    I recognise that sofa….

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    FBI Tora Bora branch says:

    too fucking right, worse than a dead guy.

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    labour stole my pension says:

    Guardian headlines “tories loosing the class war”
    read the blogs never read so many vile comments on the Tories, its all there fault they eat babies,bla,bla.bla
    What fucking world have these people been living in for the past 12 years

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    vat rise, petrol price rise, food prices up, pound down, not good signs for post xmas recovery.

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    End of the Recession Party says:

    Yes Labour have got the election in the bag. With 0.1% growth all our problems are over, it has only cost us £175 billion to get this incredible 0.1% growth and we are inline soon to overtake China who managed a meager 9% growth in 2009.

    Vote for the End of the Recession Party

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    G Eagle Esq says:

    Dontcha yer just lerve that Hyaena=Dog

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    eek says:

    Plus the impact of consumer spending that was brought forward due to the increase in VAT on Jan 1st. It wouldn’t surprise me that we have 0.2% growth in Q4 2009 and -0.5% this quarter.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    nothing to do with a booming bust?

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    GORDIMODO says:

    I defintly want to exchange bodily fluids with Emily !

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    A Straightforward Request says:

    If Emily Nomates gets her apples out I will vote Tory.
    My word is my bond.

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    Anonymous says:

    How can we be out of recession when people are still losing their jobs?

    Answer me that one, Gordon!

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    GORDIMODO says:

    No “Bum And Bust” every time for me !

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    i could show you all manner of abandoned construction projects in london
    In desiarble areas on one rd there are two abadoned houses that would have easily gone for 10 mill, xontractors have fucked off months ago and huge sights in central london(acres big) abandoned for over a year
    Out of reccession my arse

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    udderly 'orrible says:

    This morning Al ja beeba somnolently announces: “The UK will emerge from recession later today”!

    Yep quite so, probably about 11.04, straight after morning coffee.

    Meeja study graduates all of ‘em, bunglawallahs!

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    Anonymous says:

    I really fancy that girl in the white shirt.
    The way she leans forward into the camera…

    Anybody got her number?

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    Prince Bandar says:

    Osama Bin Laden dead? No, that is not true.
    He is staying at my palace and I had breakfast with him this morning.

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    GORDIMODO says:

    Well it’s much better than McBust’s Predicted 0% Growth isn’t it ?

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    jgm2 says:

    Can be 0.05% rounded up.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I wouldnt sit on that sofa for a million quid knowing what I know

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I like round numbers. There are 100 days to the next election.

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    This may help things along says:

    I am sure a knighthood would help influence his view…….

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    GORDIMODO says:

    Well thats two votes they will get from here !

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    A numbers game says:

    Brown would round up -10% to +0.1% if he was allowed to.

    After all,this is the wanker who declared growth of 0%.

    There has never been a politician who tells so many lies,who defrauds a country and ruins it’s economy as much as this evil Gordon Brown has done.

    Why can’t his henchman push him out and we can get an election?

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    Postal Vote says:

    ha, government services of 0.2% contributed to total services growth of 0.1%

    and there was also the car scrappage scheme

    wooh, what a growth

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    concrete pump says:


    Did anyone see Suzannah Reid on beeb this am, above the knee skirt, found it quite hard to prevent line of sight.

    Beeb put a banner across the screen for ages, Suzannah carefully placed a mug of coffee in front of her knees.


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    ME says:


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    0.1% to decline in next quarter says:

    January and February also a very bad month for holiday bookings (nowadays more last minute bookings),hotel stays,conferences,restaurants etc etc.

    VAT increased,food prices rising all leading to inflation.

    We need to have another Gordon Brown economics power lecture like at yesterday’s press conference – I hear the state of netball clubs is in a pretty bad way,what are your thoughts Gordon,you fucking moron.

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    Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t your tag read Doom and Bust?

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    rparker says:

    even handed and the beeb forget it

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Will this figure be “adjusted” before the GE?

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    GORDIMODO says:

    Up Norff it’s the same all sites shut down in october 2008
    and ive only seen two that have reopened
    McBust promised Billions to keep the construction industry going
    where is it ?
    i am in building myself
    last year was quiet
    This year ,well
    why do you think i’m sat here ?

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    concrete pump says:

    Guardian readers live in their own deluded bubble of bollocks.

    Every night, before they go to bed, they have to convince themselves that everything they said that day was correct.

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    worker drone says:

    great stuff, i am enjoying the several levels of irony and satire that guy tv is broadcasting.

    please keep it up as i am really enjoying the guy news weekly shows and the intermittent parodies like this. great.

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    Private Widdle says:

    The divine Emily. Clever, posh birds do it for me every time.

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    End of the Recession Party says:

    Please sir if this mind-boggling growth figure of 0.1% is such good news, why did the pound and FTSE fall when it’s announcement was made.

    Even “Made in England” labels are now made in China who could only manage a miserly 9% growth figure in 2009, only 90 times our vote winning 0.1% growth.

    Vote for the End of the Recession Party, this incredible election winning news is 2 more votes in the bag , my old English sheepdog and my vote.

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    foureyedenglishgenius says:

    0.1% can be .0001% rounded up in NuLabourSpeak!

  68. 68
    Edward Devoy says:

    Who would you trust with your future prosperity, all the politicians of all parties promise we the people a decade of austerity and downright poverty.
    Take control of your future and make a better future for your children by demanding True Democracy. Give yourself the power.
    Check out http://www.gopetition.com “True Democracy in the UK”

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    GORDIMODO says:

    She might let you take her “up the Arsenal” !

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    statechaos says:

    Just listened to the Chief Economist at the ONS who produce these figures and this is just the first estimate which could be revised up or DOWN by up to 0.2%! A very fragile basis on which to claim we are out of recession.

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    GORDIMODO says:

    Lie-Bore pay very well for “Initial Assessment’s”

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    Gordon 'digger' Brown says:

    look mate, I only construct marxist fantasies not real stuff.

  73. 73
    Big Boy says:

    I have, loser.

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    Unsworth says:

    Table for one, then.

    Nayland. Fucking stroll on.

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    alex says:

    Have you just worked that out.

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    Scipio Africanus says:

    Transmite me sursum, Caledoni
    [Beam me up, Scotty]

    Isn’t 0.1% statistically insignificant !!!!

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    A Straightforward Request says:

    We should be called the SHWING vote.
    Come on Emily, the Conservatives need every single vote to get a majority.
    Unbutton and think of England.
    Your country needs those apples.

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    £200bn of monopoly money printed (figure does not include the other off balance sheet money printing).

    £178bn borrowing for 2009-10

    £200bn projected borrowing for 2010-11

    Unemployment still going up

    Interest rates will be forced up

    Income tax going up (aka National Insurance)

    Still, New Labour will take the 0.1% fiddled growth stats from the ONS, and use the tag line “we got you out of recession” for all it’s worth, just watch today’s BBC news, they are already scrambling around for the One O’clock news to make New Labour look good.

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    Forgot to mention, it is scandalous that the public sector grew 0.2%. That’s where all the monopoly money is being used, to buy off New Labour votes.

    The public sector does not _grow_ anything in GDP, the public sector sucks money out of the economy.

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    steamy glasses says:

    Emily has the best boobs even if they have been eclipsed by
    TB’s mammoth offerings.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Can you get Harry to be filmed topless
    He has a great pair of tits

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    GOD!!! She turns me on SO MUCH with her impeccable delivery, model perfect features and rebellious joi de vivre, – FHWOOAAAARRR!!!!!!

    It’s no wonder Guy News is so popular….take me Emily, I’m all yours!

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    HEAVYMAN says:

    I already offered to record Guido et al with my sexy pro-audio gear. Indeed, I said if they couldn’t be fucked with trekking to me or paying my travel to them, I would master (polish up) the crap recordings for FREE and he never got back to me.

    He’s either an audio purist or a Caaaant. (More likely the former obviously…)

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    Well I would love to wake up to Emily Nomates every morning, but preferably not in a television set. :)

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    Jimmy says:

    I suppose two funny ones in a row was too much to hope for.

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    mellors says:

    A nice brace you’ve managed to smuggle in under your hacking jacket Emmers.

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    Steve Expat says:

    There are 92 days to the next recession.

    Don’t you think you’d better have the election before the Q1 figures come out?

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    Jan says:

    Talking of Up Norff,did anybody see Ginger Blears on Newsnight last night? Apparently the locals in Salford are not happy at having to sell their Coronation Street-type houses for £8,000 only to be moved into s….t council flats nearby only to see same £8,000 done-up and sold for £150,000. Blears film taken some years ago.She promised them the earth..Hahaha. The houses that have been renovated looked good but the new build flats/townhouses looked really manky.I mean a design which might look good say in a trendy area of wherever using top-class cedar cladding etc (you know the type used on Grand Designs) does not in any way compare to inferior materials of say plywood cladding used on housing in Salford. Actually you see these modern designs all over London built by the local authorities (especially in Lambeth) and within a few weeks bright,funky,brand new design townhouses look utter crap. They interviewed the property developer.he looked like a right plonkeur.Also the old type councillor who has obviously been a councillor in Salford for a 100 years.Patronising,superior old git.Didn’t like it when the locals said they wanted their old houses back.

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    randall says:

    If funny peculiar applies as in your case Jimmy, then two it is.

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    Steve Expat says:

    Guido, surely all this ‘recession ending’ bollocks is just spin, to take attention away from the Foreign Office’s lawyer telling Chilcot that there was no way the Iraq war was legal?

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    Is it any wonder there is no longer any respect for the Boys in blue? says:

    anti-terror police stop children’s TV stars… for carrying glittery hairdryers


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    tarquin says:

    Keep your grubby little paws off my bird, Tory Bear.

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    Mr Plum says:

    That must have put the wind up them

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    Roger Daley says:

    Al Megrahy has done OK – He has had a 150% increase in his last life expectancy assessment + counting.

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    British Engineer says:

    Greetings Guido,

    OT, but:

    You may find this interesting – The Engineer is a magazine & website dealing with cutting edge engineering.

    They have a story in this months magazine about failing & hackable RFID tags in bio metric e-passports:


    Birmingham University discovered that the tags respond to any radio frequency – allowing anyone with a reader to nick the salient info from the e-passport.

    More from our “you could not make it up” correspondent later.
    Another New Labour IT success story in the offing.

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    English Liberation Front says:

    Emily is a star! She was turning on the wow factor in that white blouse this morning.

    Guido – let’s see more of Emily in the future – a real tonic for those of us blighted by Brown!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    ‘We were stopped, not arrested, but they had to say “we are holding you under the Anti-Terrorism Act because you’re running around in flak jackets’

    So they were arsing about, and the police asked them what they were up to.

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    Mr Ned says:

    Good job that there are only a dozen of them all posting under false names.

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    Mr Ned says:

    not me, It would take some real policies that put this country first, for a change, to get me voting tory.

    However, I would still like to see her tits. (fuck all that calling them apples, bollocks! What are you? 12?)

    If Emily gets her top bollocks out and shows off her cock park, then I’ll, er, well I’ll, um… Seeing tits does not make me want to vote, let’s put it that way, so if, she got her tits out I would probably just have a wank actually.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    set it to music

    keynes hayek rap.

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    Mr Ned says:

    Nope, a recession is TWO consecutive quarters of “negative growth”, so we cannot re-enter recession until June at the earliest, even IF every month from now until then shows the economy shrinking by 10% per month.

  102. 102

    Good case, well made. Vote Blair, get Brown.
    Very many people thought that that was a good idea. But anyone who had seen the disappearer Brown knew this would be a big mistake.

    Now everyone knows. No more excuses. Like a rotten infected tooth just one more heave and its out.

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    Anonymous says:

    The economy rose 0.1% in Q4 2009 against Q3? Wow.

    The figures for the first three quarters of the recession were displayed this morning, something like 0.9%, 1.7%, 2.5% (all negative, obviously). So by my calculation, based on those three quarters alone, the country is 1/50th of the wat back to where we were in 2008. Call it 12 and a half years to recover. Underwhelming.

    I am sure someone with better information will be able to add in the missing quarters.

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    a 0% growth is still growth in Gordon’s world.
    Guido, run that 0% increase PMQ’s again.

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    Tony Cameron says:

    why would I vote for Blair again ?

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    Mr Ned says:

    0.1% is statistically insignificant*

    I am wondering what happened to that old BBC chestnut, “The feelgood factor”

    Do you remember when we came out of the last tory recession (in 1993), the BBC hammered on about the ‘lack of feelgood factor’ as a substitute for an actual recession, thus making people FEEL like we were still in recession?

    I don’t hear the BBC mentioning the “feelgood factor” anymore.


    *Unless it is temperature rise in a discussion about global warming, or the UK coming out of recession.

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    caesars wife (aboard the dustcart) says:

    Are you begging to agree guido E economy has inherent problems and is perhaps robbing people of the freedoms of work ??

    The structure is imbalanced , if we rely on a service sector that is going to need cuts where will the growth come from to keep the debt differential payable ??

    ruinomics ! it started in 1997

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    Hooray for Dave! He inherits a double dip recession that he will get us out of says:

    Good old Dave has all the answers and with the surefooted brilliance of his widely admired shadow chancellor Osborne he’s turn this whole recession nonsense around in a jiffy.

    Things can only get better.

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    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    A posh bird with a slanty gob, posh accent and nicely blessed.
    Does it for me everytime.


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    Now Brown moves on to phase 2. Q1 2009 was -2%.
    Even Brown should be able to increase on -2%. An 0.3% increase in April figs can be hailed as Labour’s economic miracle that powered the factories into growth.
    Stay tuned to the BBC for more great news about the Labour Party.

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    Go away please Balls. You’re contribution isn’t required.
    And no one likes you .

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    True. They got it very badly wrong and I was among them I am ashamed to admit it. mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

    Why is Ms Nomates rocking backwards and forwards like someone five times her age? She needs some media training.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Fucking hell
    Even by my standards that was a fine example of how NOT to spell.

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    bofl says:

    8million+ with no economic output………

    £225 billion printed………..

    how much junk did the boe buy that will never be repaid?

    more jobs to be ‘offshored’………

    cuts in defence+nhs………..

    the future is brown.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Fine young gal but I bet she doesn’t ride to hounds.

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    jgm2 says:

    Fucking hell. When I was making my point about 300bn quid buying 0.1% of growth (ie 1bn quid) I was assuming that 0.1% of growth was a percentage of the annual GDP.

    But now it looks like it’s a percentage of the previous quarters GDP.

    We have squandered 300 billion quid to increase last quarters GDP by 300 million quid. A one part in a thousand return.

    So Cameron tomorrow should be taking Brown apart. As I’ve said before that 300bn quid is almost 10,000 quid for every man woman and child in the UK. It is more like 8,000 quid.

    For 8,000 quid you could buy a nice little family car. Brand new. And with the ‘growth’ you could fill it with eight quids worth of petrol. Which wouldn’t be enough to get most of those fucking Labour MPs back to their fucking constituencies.

    That is how fucked the economy is.

    This recession isn’t over. This recession hasn’t even got started.

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    Mr Ned says:


    Go on, show the laydees what a MAN you are!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “salient information” ? I don’t get that from the article.
    Isn’t it that one can detect a passport “signature” – something that isn’t clearely related to a name, passport number or any other information.

    On the upside you could make a machine that finds your passport for you.

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    bofl says:

    even gordies gay fantasy-the messiah- is having to cut:


    add to that the end of subsidies has caused a downturn again in the u.s property market……….

    and we will follow………as our economy is built on sand.

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    Top Quality! and definitely not the scragends that wouldn't get into a student review says:

    How dare these trolls laugh at this and say this shambolic pair of twats that could only ever get youtube hits from partisan political shitmunchers

    This is real quality & shows that a bright future in youtube entertainment beckons

    Look out piss swallowing monkey! your time is up sneezing panda!
    here come the riotously funny Gay News duo to smash all youtube records

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    Al says:

    fuck off Liebore troll

    only a Draperesque hoon like you could doubt Dave’s brilliance and Osbornes keen financial ability

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    Sir William Waad says:

    We landowners know that if you spread too much fertiliser on the soil you get a quick, weedy growth of plants followed by eutrophication, so that nothing good will grow on the land. All you can do is leave it to recover through leaching. In public finance this over-fertilisation is called ‘quantitative easing’. You get a short-term growth of votes and long-term poisoning of the economy.

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    Sir Everard Digby says:

    Indeed -I’m thinking the best answer is that of my ancestor -hire an ex soldier to set off multiple gunpowder barrels under Parliament.Only this time do the job properly.

    I call it explosive Quantative Easing

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    Mr Ned says:

    She makes me feel all generous. I have a strong desire to bestow a pearl necklace about her delicate, feminine neck.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Obama looks older, greyer and somehow oddly paler than when he was elected.

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    bofl says:

    most of the money has been GIVEN to uk and foriegn banks……..

    they don’t want to lend it to anyone-there is a recession on!

    so they have invested it in bonds and equities……..

    that is why the stock market has had a massive bull run and traders are now expecting huge bonuses………..

    the same thing happened in the late 80’s when the u.s thrifts were in trouble)building societies)

    yet our history scholar and ‘iron’ chancellor just steamed in………
    arrogant and very very stupid……

    still it’s not his money and he might get a few quid for sarah on the streets of eastern europe?

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    the real story says:

    all of which means the election will be fought on who will get us out of a double dip recession since the big freeze means that this quarters ‘growth’ will be negative

    it’s the economy stewpot

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    A message for the UK economy.

    Vote Blair, got Brown, now drown!

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    Mr Ned says:

    The “signature”? It’s an encypted code, from which your personal details CAN be decrypted and copied very easily.

    I have seen a video of a guy driving around in a car doing drive-by copies of passports. It is a piece of piss.

  132. 132
    bofl says:

    you would be worried if that fat faggot mc cottage was always trying to touch your cock every time you met!

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    Dirty engineering person says:

    The “growth” is over three months – I reckon there was a small bit of growth during october as cash finally came in from stock sales was used to bump up stock levels then another two months of declne

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    Mr Plum says:

    The 300 billion has never been about helping us out of recession it has been about deferring the pain until after the election and saving Browns neck

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The point they miss is that an £8000 house in Salford is worth a lot more when there aren’t any locals living on the street.

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    Gatland says:

    Even NuLibore supporters can’t get it right. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/wales_politics/8479853.stm

    The chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union has apologised for using its e-mail to organise a £1,000-a-plate pre-election fundraising event for Welsh Labour.

    David Pickering put a WRU e-mail on invitations to the dinner at Cardiff’s members-only Park House Club next week.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    The ITN Lunchtime News appeared to be the fairest of the lot – unlike the Beeb who seemed to think that the Second Coming was here.

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    Bird Watcher says:

    Hmm, that Emily Nomates is rather a toothsome wench, methinks.

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    Mr Ned says:

    The funny thing is, If labour had taken a trillion pounds of our future tax reciepts and spent the same money on paying off working people’s mortgages, then the economy would be booming, as people willingly and happily spend more of their newly available income on local services (car valeting, getting a cleaner in, getting their hair done more often, etc…) and another upside (for labour) would have been that labour would have been looking at a massive landslide victory at the election.

    Instead, the Government have taken trillions of pounds of our future incomes and given it to the banks to lend back to us at interest. Even then the banks are not lending. They are passing it around their elite banking trader pals for bumper bonuses instead.

    People tell me that labour cares for the poor and the working classes. If that was the case, then when given the option of spending a trillion pounds, they had a choice of giving that money to the banks via our mortgage accounts, or giving it directly. So what did they do? Give to the poor? Or the rich?

    Then they should have INCLUDED the poor and the workers in that hand out, instead they only BILLED them for it!

    If I was looking at having to pay a trillion to the bankers, I would have done so via the nation’s mortgage accounts. Then the banker’s get their money (eventually) and we, the people, don’t have to pay all that back again TWICE PLUS INTEREST! (once to the government in tax and again, plus interest, to the banks) With all that extra money sloshing around, there would be plenty of room to put VAT up to get the deficit back down.

    Labour are cruel incompetent fuckwits.

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    Glaswegian says:

    I entirely sympathise with your view, No 19, but the Tories must rouse themselves from their torpor, or a hung parliament will ensue. If Cameron presumes that he will get a shoo-in because Brown is useless, he may not get enough of the swing vote to make a decent majority.
    So far the Conservative campaign has been wish washy,despite the obvious failings of Brown and his substandard team. I wish I could get more enthusiastic about Cameron’s approach.

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    anon says:

    Too needy.

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    Gordon's favourite Butt Plug says:

    Can someone explain to me why with Labour it takes two Quarters of negative figures. (Substantiated) But only one Quarter to come out of Recession. (Not fully confirmed by ONS, and marginal growth to say the least. Bit like a car dealership looking at only the months with high deliveries to end users due to Registration peaks. My heartfelt belief is that everything else is in place for another negative Quarter from the start of this year.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The article doesn’t mention that.

    A two minute google doesn’t actually tell me what sort of info one can get directly from the stuff in the RFID tag.

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    Steve Expat says:

    I know, was being ever so slightly facecious.

    If this quarter gets revised down though, we never came out in the first place.

    Point still stands that if the election is on May 6th, that’s one week after the Q1 figures come out – and if they’re negative Broon is even more of a dead man walking than he is now…

    I’ve got March 25th in my diary, that lets the govt off having to hold a Budget too…

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    Steve Expat says:

    So true. It’s all been politics for at least the last 6 months, as the government try so desparately to hide from the electorate just how fucked up the economy actually is.

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    Steve Expat says:

    If labour had taken a trillion pounds of our future tax reciepts and spent the same money on paying off working people’s mortgages,

    Superb idea, but almost certainly illegal under EU law.

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    jgm2 says:

    It’s been politics since day one with these arseholes. Unfortunately.

    But if we’re talking about this recession then it has been politics since ‘Deep Throat’ at the treasury was whispering into Robert Peston’s ear over Northern Rock. They have been shitting broken glass since October 2007 that the truth about how fucked the UK economy is would percolate into the wider consciousness. It is only their total control of the BBC that has managed to allow them to stagger this close to an election without the electorate taking to the street and tearing them to pieces.

    This economy is so fucked and instead of trying to fix it they have spent two years and 300bn quid trying to kid on that all we need to solve a debt crisis is…. lots more debt.

    We have just wasted two years and 300bn quid. For no other reason than so that Brown can sit in the cheap seats taking cheap shots while somebody has to take some tough adult decisions.

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    Hitchcock says:

    That was you best one yet, a real good balance of politics and humour keep it up!

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    Tapestry says:

    0.1% is exactly one part per thousand. You’d need a laser to be able to detect it.

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    Martin says:

    Brilliant Video Guido. I just love em.

    I get more truth from your blog, and others, than i do from the main stream media.

    You sometimes forget what the politicians have said, but thanks to you and other bloggers we remember what utter lying, spin talking idiots some of these politicians can be.

    I don’t suppose you can start a 24 hour GUY NEWS channel on Sky could you?

    I for one would watch it.

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    anon says:

    You are obviously not versed in the technology of RFID.

    What ever is on the chip can be read remotely – that is the point.

    There are no safe guards or failsafes in place to counter the theft of the information from someone in close proximity to you.

    Trolling and spinning for kicks, or is it a profession?

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    Barnabus Scudamore says:

    Couldn’t agree more !

    Well said !

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    Ian Academic says:

    Will only take 50 (approx) quarters at this growth rate to be back where we were before the recession.

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    Ian Academic says:

    Did they give a reason why?

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    Ian Academic says:

    Grrr! I was using BBC figures when I posted elsewhere. (Agreeing with the 50 Quarters at 0.1%)

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    Seymour says:

    Ah Emily sans jacket.

    Give her her own show Guido, you know it makes sense.

    Bikini clad doing a political weather report would be nice.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Being lectured by an “anon”.

    Its not trolling or spinning, its trying to figure out exactly what the problem is and isn’t.

    The article mentions nothing of cloning, and what that entails.

    “no safe guards” – bollocks.
    Whats “Basic Access Control”

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    Steve Expat says:

    Jimmy, the figures released today are for Q4 2009, not for a whole year, your figures are four times too optimistic.

    UK GDP PER QUARTER is about £380bn

    0.1% of £380bn is £380million – or less than a day’s government spending.

    Well worth the £50bn spending deficit and countless billions more run off the printing presses- all to achieve such a paltry ‘growth’ figure, which could yet still be ‘revised’ further downwards.

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    Half eyed Scottish idiot says:

    Don’t worry- the GDP will grow next quarter by 0.00%

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    Wonderful news we are out of recession, We should all rejoice… and we have the uplifting thought that the Olympics will be with us and WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THAT AS WELL. Seriously it is very good news that Labour can still spin a story out of disaster, speaking of which I am reminded that the stars of the Jeremy Kyle Show all have a vote and are breeding like rabbits. Truly we are all fucked with a capital PH and I don’t usually swear but that and the Chilcott revelations thuis morning its not been a good day…

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    Anonymous says:

    Is that you tat?

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    Can'tHelpButShout@TheTVwhenGordo'sOn says:


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    City of Vice says:

    The Guardian is desperately censoring both comments and commentators these days to try and give the impression that there is less opposition to Labour than actually exists.

    Suffice to say, I got banned for pointing out that they and their ilk are deluded champagne socialists incompetents and hypocrites.

    Hopefully one of the first tasks of the incoming Tory government will be to by pass the Labour government’s not so indirect subsidy to the Guardian’s finances by taking public appointments adverts out of that expensive lefty rag and putting them online instead.

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    Stephen G. Brown says:

    But the dead cat is only halway through its bounce. It’s now on the way d-o-w-n!

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    Boz says:

    Is the Credit Crunch A new kind of breakfast cereal ?

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