February 7th, 2010

Bad Al Campbell: Class Act or On the Edge?

Alastair has long revelled in his macho, hard-man, Malcolm Tucker image. He has gone through four Iraq inquiries and he gave no ground at the latest Chilcot Inquiry. He has also dealt with the “beyond doubt” question many times.  Why did Marr’s mild interrogation unsettle him?  Was it a cynical, calculated act or is Al cracking up again?

Bad Al is also said to have groomed Gordon Brown for his Piers Morgan interview, where he too tears up and gets emotional. Are they going for the sympathy vote?  Three months before the election Brown is blubbing for the cameras, having always claimed he was a private man and criticising Cameron (and by implication Blair) for doing the touchy-feely stuff.  Are they trying to fake up some kind of emotional connection with voters to compensate at the last minute for Gordon’s lack of EQ?

Guido is on Nicky Campbell’s breakfast show tomorrow talking about this topic.  What do co-conspirators think?

UPDATE : Bad Al has just blogged that his “exasperation button” was pressed.


473 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    oh boo hoo, you went to war and people keep asking why. the world sucks doesn’t it?

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    • 16
      BOO HOO says:

      LOL. The only strategy Labour have left is to turn on the waterworks.

      I expect to see Alastair Darling crying about the deficit on Monday, Alan Johnson crying about the failed immigration policy on Tuesday, Dennis MacShane crying because electorate don’t give two hoots about the Latvian SS on Wednesday.

      By Saturday, Jon Cruddas will be crying because he stubbed his big toe.

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      • 92
        Anonymouse says:

        It saved him answering the question didn’t it.

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        • 128

          Exasperated that he is being made accountable for his actions.

          You have to remember in life, you can do absolutely anything you want, ANYTHING!

          However, anything and everything you do will have consequences. That is the real problem for the likes of NuLabour and especially the Enforcers in the Cabal.

          They are drunk, or drunk on power. They will of course get away with most of their actions. Apart from in their heads. Their thoughts will follow them around for the rest of time. There will be no peace. It is the way of Karma.

          Watch for many Crimson Baths from June onwards.

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          • accountable for his actions would mean a war crimes trial at the hague for the Iraq catastrophe
            him and Blair

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          • Kropotkin says:

            Of course, they could make the bad memories go away by following the example of Dave and Gideon and drugging them away (Oh sorry – I forgot; they refused to answer questions about their drug use).

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          • Nick Drew says:

            exactly as you set it out Guido: contagious low grade method acting

            – he had been rehearsing Blubber Brown

            (it’s easy Gordon, watch me, I can cry like a girl whenever I want to)

            – the idea was fresh in his mind

            – he thought he’d give it a go too

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          • Nick2 says:

            Alistair, Gordon, Sarah & for all I care Tony can cry their eyes out.

            It will not quiet the rage for vengeance that burns in my breast.

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          • Mrs Trellis says:

            He didn’t seem too upset when Marr asked him about 600,000 people who had died in Iraq as a result of the war.

            So he cries because he and Blair have been rumbled by everyone and are now challenged to tell the truth but he doesn’t react to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

            This is the emotional and behavioural response of a seven-year-old.

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          • perspective - Tears of an Iraqi woman whos children he helped to murder VS Ali's crocadile tears! says:

            perspective – Tears of an Iraqi woman whos children he helped to murder VS Ali’s crocadile tears!

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          • Hang The Bastards says:

            I wish all of lifes evils to befall upon them all.

            They are without doubt the vilest scum of this new era.

            Brown + his fag hag wifey, Comical Ali, Bliar & his wide-gobbed wifey should all be hung !

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          • Anonymouse says:

            Does he cry out of both eyes, Blair could cry out of one?

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          • Frank Casper says:

            600,000 PLUS 1, This prat has the blood of Dr. David Kelly on his hands too, dont forget. Bet he hasn’t shed a tear for him.

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          • Brownbadger says:

            Was it the Brits or did they get the Yanks to do it for them?

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        • 141
          Anonymous says:

          But reminded all us of what a c unt he and his like are. Fuck them 1

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        • 284
          Rip Van Winkle says:

          Spot on. He just couldn’t answer the question. Difficult one wasn’t it? Wouldn’t you have thought that all those oh so clever Oxbridge graduates may be, just may be, could have asked that question some time in the 7 years?

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        • 382
          Peter Andre says:

          crocodile tears

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        • 410
          London Water Works says:

          IT was total question avoidance, nothing more and nothing less. Very cynical, even for Bad Al

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        • 430
          DaveyB says:

          Correct, he didn’t actually answer the question. He just forgot his lines, it happens to all performers from time to time

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          • Wonka (jnr) says:

            Maybe the thought of David Kelly crossed his mind!?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Maybe thought crossed his mind that he could be held to have been complicit in the commissioning of a War Crime – and several Nazis were hanged after being found guilty at Nuremburg for such activities!

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      • 95
        Professor David Kelly says:

        You shed no tears for my death.

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        • 293
          Nick2 says:

          I did – and still do when I remember how you were smeared and then hung out to dry by the political class.

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      • 326
        get the cunt's in the haige says:

        Al johnson, won’t he traveling along way to see his mammy

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      • 340
        BLUBBER and BUST says:

        And by friday Mandelsons eyes will be watering !
        Nothing to do with politics more Ronaldo !

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    • 18

      It isn’t a coincidence that Andrex uses puppies on it’s adverts

      Mind you, their latest campaign needs rethinking

      “Natural Pebble” bogroll
      “Shea butter” bogroll

      I kid you not

      http://www.andrexpuppy.co.uk/andrex-product-range/andrex-shea-butter-toilet-rolls/

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      • 31
        Dack Blog says:

        They should try one with the dossier printed on it. It would fly off the shelves.

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        • 40
          Dack Blog says:

          Or Al’s latest tome, of course.

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          • Socialist Labour supporting Murdoch says:

            those communist reds at Sky News are clearly in Labours pocket by announcing on their News broadcasts tonight that Brown did the same kind of interview with them years ago and that Brown hasn’t let the camera’s into his home like Cameron did to turn his family into a cheap docusoap in an effort to convince poeple he’s just an ordinary Blair, sorry bloke.

            if only it weren’t true

            next thing Brown will be using his dead child in the Labour Party Conference speech

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          • delayed emotional reaction to the Burnley win over West Ham

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          • Kropotkin says:

            Won’t work – its already covered in shit.

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        • 358
          Anonymous says:

          Of course an adventurous company could make a fortune by printing the pictures of politicos on toilet paper, and of course the said politicos would have a nice little earner with picture royalties, easy. Oops, just thought, some would sell a lot more than others.

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          • For god's sake hes faking it says:

            “Maya” flavour bog roll. Leaves a stench of talentless egomaniac pornographer.

            Bad al never cried a real tear in his life apart from when things don’t go his way.

            No to be trusted unless you have a forked stick behind his head.

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      • 33
        Steve Expat says:

        Guido, I can’t believe you have to ask this question.

        The man is a fucking c­u­n­t of the worst order, a disgraceful and dispicable arsehole, who turns to tears when he finally comes up against questions he cannot answer truthfully, in some desparate attempt for a sympathetic hearing.

        Boo fucking hoo, he can go to hell. Does he seriously think he will garner any sympathy given how he has relentlessly spun everything for ten years, breeding the culture that eventually employed McBride and his disgraceful ilk??

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        • 42
          • Dr Ruthless says:

            For anybody that has been under severe stress, it’s not an act.
            Put yourself in his position. The carefully managed world that he controlled has ceased to spin. The dogs he used to kick have now become wolves. Alone, in the silence of the night, the looming prospect of a modern day equivalent of a public execution plays havoc with the psyche. He’s on a one way trip to Knotted Tiesville.

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          • Steve Expat says:

            Damn fucking shame on him.

            He who lives by the spinning, smearing sword…

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          • 118 24 7
            give them a call it’s directory heaven,
            if you need a cab, their service is fab,
            if you fancy a curry, and it’s there in a hurry.

            118 24 7,
            send them a text it’s directory heaven,
            want a kitchen extension, a pizza or pension,
            a plumber or sparks, or a place to see sharks.

            118 24 7
            118 24 7
            118 24 7 … it’s directory heaven!

            Day or Night, Dawn or Dusk,
            cause they’ve got the number,
            for a roof or vet or a place to learn rumba,
            Portugese or Chinese or a nice Lebonese,
            Find a restaurant to please with the greatest of ease,
            Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, give them a ring,
            Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, the finda thing,
            118 247… it’s directory heaven!

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        • 65
          tears of a warcriminal says:

          I’m sure David Kelly’s family were moved to tears by this performance
          real ones

          of course their loss and the uncounted dead in Iraq are as nothing to Campbell feeeling miffed because everyone thinks he’s a liar which hurts his and Tony’s imaginary feelings

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          • christy says:

            To 65.
            I know how I would like to hurt him and its not his feelings I’m talking about.
            Both him and McMental are the pits,trying the sob story really is pathetic and the voters will fall for this,dream on you couple of useless tossers.

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          • IT'S A FAAAAAAAKE! says:

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        • 324
          Tesco Is Total Shite says:

          SE – your last sentence covers precisely what Michael Howard said about the twat, to his repulsive, craven face, on Newsnight. Good effort, Michael.

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        • 343
          Labour Rapid Rebuttal Unit says:

          You are moonbats, you moonbat. you fly round the moon going “SQuaerrrk Squarrrkkkk i amm a spastic ssSSSSquarkkkkk!”. get a real job. Stop talking about ‘your portfolio’ on the internet. Sadact,

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        • 360
          Sir Everard Digby says:

          Agreed. Tha man lies about everything -now he’s trying to do a bit of acting to show us the ‘real’ Gordon. Was there any Nokia throwing in the show?

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    • 93
      sinosimon says:

      look at the way his chest heaves erratically, and he is fighting for breath to get his words out…….classic panic attack symptoms……….this isn’t faked, its just his ssri’s aren’t doing the job due to the excess adenalin feed he has from feeling hunted 24/7………

      the drugs don’t work………..

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      • 123
        briansj3 says:

        He was looking like he had had a good night after Burnley, so maybe the pills aren’t cutting it. The penny may be dropping that this is never going to stop and “getting away with it” is not an option.

        Time to step up the pace and see. Perhaps he’d like to autograph a few pictures of David Kelly.

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      • 169

        Given that he periodically takes pills when his depression gets too bad, SSRIs aren’t a great choice. A combination of MOAIs, beta-blockers and benzodiazepines are much more suitable for short-term relief.

        His problem is that he has spent most of his career in the Liebour party expecting his message to be believed in the face of all evidence – the realisation that the entire basis of his self-esteem is crumbling before him must be crushing.

        Do I feel sorry for him? Nah…

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    • 121
      Kings Heath Lad says:

      My kids do the same when they’re caught out telling fibs

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    • 160
      Down with Brown! says:

      Say “Brown is a hoon and the BBC is a left-wing propaganda organisation.”

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    • 198
      I'm actually more Old Labour inclined but this is getting SICK!!!! says:

      Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa! Big bad Al Campbell and Gordon Broon taking lessons from the Peter Andre school of media manipulation. Have a good old gurn on camera, that’ll impress the chav bastards who will vote for me / buy my calendars & DVDs.

      Jesus wept, is there no fucking dignity left if this godforsaken land? The PRIME MINISTER, is to weap on tv over the loss of a child? And, the illness of his living child? Both very sad things, I do not for a second doubt it, but I’ve thought both very PRIVATE things? And why now?

      It cannot be the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has treated his dead child and living but unwell child as the launch of his election campaign. That is beyond comprehension for most normal people, so what is the reason? Why do we need to know his and Sarah’s pain now? Why now? Explain.

      I won’t hold my fucking breath. Fuck these people make me wretch.

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      • 255
        Groucho says:

        Just when you think these scum could not stoop any lower…

        If anyone was in any doubt about what an amoral fruitloop Brown is, surely this puts the matter beyond doubt.

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      • 402
        Cold Hearted Bar Steward says:

        If he has a sick child he should REALLY spend more time with his family.

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      • 459
        Tesco Is Total Shite says:

        If you have fucked chromosomes and knackered genes, your unfortunate children have a fair chance of serious health problems. I wouldn’t point this out, and I apologise if anyone finds this disatasteful, but that desperate fucker Broon deserves all he gets – and then some.

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        • 466
          Bill O'Bong says:

          That quote was originally about Tricky Dicky Nixon, n’est-ce pas? Unlike McShite,
          Dicky’s children were physically healthy. Poor old Jonah.

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    • 363
      Willsteed says:

      Gordon Brown Weeps In Interview With ITV’s Piers Morgan Prime Minister Recalled Death Of Daughter

      That little piece from Sky news tells you all you need to know. Bad Al stating that in this ’24/7 rolling news world, people need to see a more human side’.

      Furthermore, at the start of the video (the one embedded on the Guido article) Bad Al is doing a posture with his hands that is called ‘the church’. This is supposedly meant to convey honesty and say ‘trust me’, but is as artifical as it is unnatural, and even uncomfortable.

      That’s the context that I look at the video and comments in…

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    • 416
      Anonymous says:

      “People say you can’t answer this question?”

      And lo and behold Alastair Campbell doesn’t answer the question.

      Lie and cry, cry and lie; repeat ad nauseum…

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      • 444
        As you wish says:

        ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum ad nauseum …

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    • 428
      Caroline via Bangkok says:

      Amateur acting at it’s worst (the deep breaths???)….. Should his new stage name be ‘Billy Bullshit’?

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    • 438
      Biffo says:

      Pity it wasn’t his ‘extermination button’.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Pair of Mental Sweaties

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    • 19

      If alistair is such a PR guru, why does the entire planet think he’s a c/nt?

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      • 78
        Just Answering says:

        Fantastic question OH, deserves an answer. After considerable thought I can only conclude that he is doinga streling job at selling himself

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      • 139
        Anonymous says:

        the loved are famed but to get properly rich and famous you have to be hated – he’s not after votes himself, remember.

        As for brown crying for votes, sure, it might make him less hated, no-one’s gonna vote in sympathy.

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        • 440
          Biffo says:

          Makes me hate Brown more for his hypocrisy & cynicism in exploiting the memory of his dead daughter in a vain attempt to win sympathy & votes.

          If he wants to cry, let him cry for our dead soldiers – sent off without proper equipment to fight in wars due purely to Blair’s ego.

          Let him cry for the 600,000 Iraqui civilians.

          Let him cry for Dr David Kelly & his family.

          Let him cry for ruining a good country (Britain) through his incompetence & incorrect opinion that he’s ‘clever’.

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          • Tesco Is Total Shite says:

            OK, Biffo. Here’s a question. What the fuck do we do when the one-eyed Scottish shit clings to power with the help of that useless twat Clegg-Nut? If Dave goes on shooting himself in both feet and both knees we’ve all had it. It’ll be months before David Davis can take over and sort out the wreckage. We can’t all emigrate to bloody Somalia, can we?

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          • Brownbadger says:

            Take to the streets.

            Hang enough liberals from the lamp posts to ensure that they don’t have the balance of power.

            Long overdue!

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      • 235
        Alastair Campbell says:

        I’m a communicator, writer & strategist!

        Wibble.

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      • 408
        Casual Observer says:

        Even hoons are useful for something, if you like that sort of thing…

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    • 129
      Anonymous says:

      This is as obvious as creating a “minister for pubs” this close to an election when they have done all they can to ruin them in the years previous.

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  3. 3
    chrisg says:

    Quite a Frost/Nixon moment wasn’t it….

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    • 165
      Down with Brown! says:

      You boohoo if you want to, Churchill and Thatcher didn’t cry.

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      • 243
        iain says:

        My mum said who wants those two cry babies running the UK!

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      • 285
        upper class twits of the year says:

        Thatcher blubbed for the same reason Campbell did.
        Purely selfish reasons.
        Because no-one loved her and she was booted out of 10 Downing Street by her loyal Conservative MPs she wept as she was driven away into her dotage.

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      • 351
        Anonymous says:

        Actually Churchill used to blub in public quite a lot. The difference is he used to do it over the charred smoking ruins of Coventry and the East end as opposed to a cynical attempt to garner votes.

        Watching Bad Al I was taken aback when he said something to this effect:

        “people behave like we don’t have any feelings or emotions”

        My first response was to wonder what regard Al had for David Kelly’s emotions before he hounded him to death for doing an honourable thing.

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  4. 4
    ThousandsOfMilesAway says:

    Fake, FAKE, FAAAAAAKE!!!

    Marr was classic in response – just totally ignored the histrionics and carried on with a reasonable line of questioning – my God it was embarrassing to watch though.

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    • 66
      Don't forget the Olympics still need paying for says:

      Scripted and timed to coincide with book release and news all over the media that Brown had an ‘emotional moment’ on TV with Leers Moron, if this does not knock off a couple of points in the polls for NuLabia then for the first time I will be truly shocked.

      There is bound to be more in this script, I just wish for once I was Johny Foreigner so I could have a real belly laugh

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      • 209
        Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

        It is hysterical and having just seen it again on the Boob I could not stop myself from laughing!

        Looking forward to more of this.

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    • 138
      Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1967) says:

      Fake or real? Either way it’s a win:

      a) Fake – it means Labour have concluded their record cannot snatch the election, so they’ve chosen to resort to crap appeals to our heart strings. The voters will see through it, though, as the UK public are a cynical bunch.

      b) Real – Al now realises he and his mate Tony’s legacy is in ruins, all their ‘hard work’ for nothing. For what is Labour now, in 2010? With Tony gone and Al cracking up, the Party is nothing but a gaggle of lying, thieving, under-achieving misfits led by a mysoginistic maniac.

      Interestingly, if you watch the clip with the sound turned off, Al does appear genuinely freaked, suggesting (b)!

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      • 214
        Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

        Maybe it just went click that this is never going to go away.

        Cornered rat springs to mind.

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      • 421
        London Water Works says:

        Intelligent brits will see through it; unfortunately the large majority of the voting classes are too thick to have any sense of what has been done to this country over the last 13 years, and how long we will be fighting to stay on our feet.

        Cynical bunch of fuckmuppets – they should all go to jail…

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  5. 5
    A Doctor Writes says:

    FAKER!!

    He’s become a specialist in using depression and attempted suicide stories to get good PR

    – for himself
    – for Brown
    – for that Irish PM’s wife

    No doubt, climate con Phil Jones took a leaf out of the Bad Al playbook with his “I thought of killing myself” pity article in The Times, even having the nerve to compare himself to murdered whistleblower David Kelly

    Fakers and psychopathic liars – the lot of them

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    • 11
      john in cheshire says:

      I wish they would kill themselves; campbell, blair,brown, hoon, harman, reid, cook (oh, he’s dead, isn’t he, thank god). And we could watch the event in real time. Just like a good muslim, I would dance for joy in the streets. I’m sure they would appreciate it, being so much in love with islam as they are.

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    • 73
      Mr Ned says:

      100% fake. The body language of Campbell, the direction his eyes went in, the breathing, the speed of the recovery, all signify acting.

      I haven’t seen the Brown video, and do not want to because every time I see him I want to vomit, but I would be surprised if it was genuine.

      It is deeply cynical and a foul and sick behaviour to use a dead child for political advantage. Typical of Brown then.

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    • 85
      Mr Ned says:

      As for Dr Phil Jones, I think it is about time that the climate alarmists promoted their global depopulation agenda from the front, by taking a lead and killing themselves.

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    • 436
      ShoutsAtTVwhenGordo'sOn says:

      When it comes to Campbell, I’m just reminded of Christiano Ronaldo trying to do about a million consecutive, flowery step-overs, right up until the point right-back thinks, “I’ve had enough of this!”
      And just kicks the f*cker to the ground.

      Then TV replays shows: “Ock, he gaw the bal furst – whada grayd tacklel thad is..”

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  6. 6
    Carl Jung says:

    This honourable man is an example to us all, combining intellectual rigour with emotional depth.

    Or else he is a shallow manipulator with an uncertain theatrical sense of timing.

    Hmmm, tough one to call, that….

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    • 437
      Freud says:

      “I’ve been through a lot lately, Carl.. I’ve been having a tough time of it with your enquiries..”

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    Socialism has murdered 150 million human beings pride says:

    They are both faking evil shite–pun intended

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  8. 8
    Irene says:

    He was digging a hole and wasn’t sure how to get out of it – there were no actual tears just pure erm…. emotion.

    I can’t type any more, I’m welling up – bring on cheryl!

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  9. 9
    Tickle Duster says:

    Probably a bit of pathos and a bit of drama – remember these guys are very nasty politicians at heart.

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  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Did Marr compare his novel (fiction) to the dossier (fiction)? More likely Campbell’s subconscious talking. See Mandelson’s ‘I can assure you the Cabinet are united against him’. What a pair of Freudian slips (tits).

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    • 35
      Anonymous says:

      I think it was something along the lines of Marr saying that Campbell was behind the dossier, and now he has a new work of fiction. (Right at the start of the programme)

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      • 116
        Anonymous says:

        Nope. There’s no mention of the dossier in Marr’s opener (or indeed throughout any comparison of it and the novel, as AC claims). See transcript below. Kill the half-truths or they will kill you.

        MARR: Now one thing the Iraq inquiry made clear in recent weeks was the central role played by AC in the run up to the war. His appearance in the Chilcot inquiry was as robust and unapologetic as that of his former boss TB’s. Campbell continues to occupy an important Labour party role in the back rooms. It’s reported that he’ll be in there coaching Gordon Brown, and that he helped the PM in that interview we were mentioning, with his friend Piers Morgan. In the meantime AC’s found time to write a new novel, one which many reviewers claim has intiguing similarities to his own life. Um, it’s a book, it’s called Maya, and it’s about an obsessive following of an actress whose life is coming apart in the hothouse of the media. And I guess the reason some of the reviewers have said there are certain similarities is because the main protagonist is quite an angry, driven guy who knows the British media, and they’re thinking, hmm, who does that recall?

        CAMPBELL: Well I don’t loathe the British media; I have a bit of a problem with the current media culture… blah blah… continues to spout self-evident shit [note in his very first sentence the statement of self-loathing: didn't he once cherish the media culture he finds problematic?]

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        • 148
          John says:

          “and I guess the reason some of the reviewers have said there are certain similarities”

          And I guess that AC has misheard or misunderstood the statement as a similarity between the book and the dossier rather than the book and his life. Maybe because he views the dossier as very personal to him and so has “taken ownership”. Or even he has read into the statement his own secret thought and knowledge that the dossier is false, just like his book, and which has now come out in the open. A bit of a opps moment.

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          • The Therapist says:

            Too right. I’ve listened again. Big Al accuses Marr of making a comparison he did not make! It’s all in Al’s head. Oh dear. How revealing. One for Chilcot’s laser analysis.

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    jingouk says:

    Anticipating Chilcot – appealing to the silent majority rather than the vocal minority – Chilcot will be damning.

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    • 79
      Susie says:

      Perhaps that memo the Welsh chap has and has forwarded to Chilcott is the real deal and they know it.

      Cry me a river Campbell…

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    • 102
      Holly says:

      Gosh!!
      Do you think Brown will boo hoo at the Chilcot enquiry,or do you think he will have called the election before his debut?
      Or, will Peers’s love in be his debut?
      Maybe Brown will start boo hoo ing at PMQ’s when Cameron asks him the time and Brown answers with a load of tractor stats?
      Bercow starts crying and orders gordon to ANSWER THE BLOODY QUESTION While banging his head on the bloke with the wig?(Bercows head,not Brown’s,although either would be good fun to watch).
      What say you?

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      • 119
        christy says:

        Your asking a lot of Birkman seeing the tosser is a labour stooge,as for his speaker performances the guy shows daily what a lightweight he is.He couldn’t keep order in a convent from what I have seen of him.

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  12. 13

    The coincidence is just too much. The problem is they’ve tried to hoodwink us so many times that we’re bound to be sceptical of everything they do.

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  13. 14
    Alfred of Wessex says:

    This is a man who, along with Mandelson, Jo Moore and others, has spent the last 12-15 years promulgating lies and half-truths, and destroying the reputations of anyone, great or small, who had the temerity to obstruct New Labour’s “narrative”.

    If he is at breaking point, he has only himself to blame.

    As a man sows, so shall he reap.

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    • 44

      “Ye shall be judged by the company ye keep.”

      How are the cakes coming along by the way?

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      • 53
        Alfred of Wessex says:

        My wife accuses me of spending far too much time at the computer, er in the kitchen…

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        • 234
          Ed Balls says so what says:

          Mine 2 does anyone think AC might top himself or does it take guts to do it ?????????

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          • Samee says:

            Lets find out – never mind the revolver & whisky or the lampposts & piano wire, why not give him the old hang, draw & dis-disembowelment. We could make him eat his own fried kidneys – I’ll supply the Chianti.

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  14. 15
    Carl Jung says:

    On reflection, how can a reasonable citizen do other than accept this as a genuine expression of emotion? To think otherwise is to descend into an amoral world of cynicism and nihilism; surely not the natural habitat of New Labour?

    Oh, hang on….

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    DameIreneWard says:

    Clearly a pre-planned cry-fest.

    The only question between now and the election is how low will NuLabour go in trying to pull the election out of the fire.

    I suspect Brown will use his wife and kids more and make wilder and wilder promises to the electorate of things they know they can’t pay for without driving the country into complete bankruptcy.

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    • 158
      It's in the runes says:

      I imagine Brown dangling his child out of the window of number 10.

      Couple of years later he will die of a prescription overdose

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    • 240
      Ed Balls why do I have to sleep with my minger misses says:

      How many careers neigh lives do you think AC has ruined over the last 13 yrs reap what ye sow you C**T

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      • 325
        Samee says:

        Agreed – even if he is genuinely on the edge, he deserves everything he gets. Whether Dr Kelly actually did the deed himself, or if someone did it to him, Campbell’s the one who was behind it all. Standard rules apply – if you can’t take it back, don’t dish it out in the first place.

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        • 411
          Casual Observer says:

          If he’s on the edge, perhaps just a small push is needed to make the UK a much better place to live…

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      Hugh Janus says:

      “…and make wilder and wilder promises to the electorate of things they know they can’t pay for without driving the country into complete bankruptcy.”

      I think we are already there.

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    Middle Englander says:

    Still did not answer the question that Marr put to him though did he?

    As to being ‘…on the Edge…’ his eyes do look a little more ‘baggy’ than usual.

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    • 54
      Alky Ali says:

      Campbell is clearly back on the sauce.We may see a psychotic blow out if he’s consorting with the Prime Mentalist.

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    • 69
      Call me Infidel says:

      Given what he has on his conscience the hoon doesn’t deserve to get a good nights kip.

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      • 111
        john in cheshire says:

        I’d like to see him invade the Channel 4 news room. Does anyone remember that? It was hilarious. Campbell, the piece of shit that he is. die you bastard.

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        • 193
          Geordie Girl says:

          I certainly remember his triumphalist, hubristic performance when the Hutton Report was published. His grand entrance down that magnificent staircase – it was almost presidential. I hope that he is hounded (like he hounded David Kelly) for the rest of his days.

          Having watched Campbell’s performance from this morning a second time, it looks more like he is trying to control his temper rather than stopping himself from crying.

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          • christy says:

            To 193.
            Come on the man deserves an order,something like O O T M,order of the morticians.
            How the hell this pathetic object can sleep at night I’ll never know,we are really at the bottom of the barrel with this guy.

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        • 409
          Hugh Janus says:

          Yes, I do, and I never forgave Ch4 for such a bad call.

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  17. 21
    boo hoo kelly killer says:

    They’ll be crying for real after Labour lose the next general election.

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  18. 22
    Bugger (the Panda) says:

    Cognitive dissonance

    He is cracking up

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  19. 23
    Bite me says:

    It’s clearly staged.

    In fact, I’d go as far as to say, beyond all reasonable doubt!

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      Susie says:

      I agree… Marr was completely out of character. It was all a performance on both their parts. “Hard man” Marr (for a change) elicits emotional human response from “Hard man” Campbell. What a couple of queens,

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      • 195
        Strategy 4 (flow) says:

        An attempt to engage with people on an emotional level. An illogical state of mind. Next announce extra care for cancer sufferers. Engage a few more, again on an emotional level.

        Classic strategy if desperate. (CP training level5(trainer))

        And so the not very subtle ‘vid bites’ will be introduced, 1 per news cycle, for fucking weeks.

        If it was not so pitiful it might have worked, when ridicule is the response, change your source of income

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      • 223
        udderly 'orrible says:

        Right on.

        Where’s the stiff upper lip, the backbone that saw Britain build an empire?
        Labour marxist-socialist poofter cry-babies have totally wrecked the country.

        Mr Fawkes: just ask if Dr David Kelly and all those who died in Iraq got any tears from this scummy miserable weasel.

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        • 263
          George Osbungler says:

          I always thought this Irq business was a frightful boob. didn’t I ?
          me and Dave will be there to put the testosterone back into politics

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        • 355
          Anonymous says:

          Yes Mr Fawkes, mention Dr Kelly. In the interview Al stated that the media and public behave as if he and Blair don’t have any feelings or emotions. Hmmm. I wonder how much empathy Al engaged in before unleashing his media shit storm against David Kelly?

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  20. 24
    King Karlos says:

    Sympathy vote defo, but who would feel sorry for these chumps?

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  21. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Oh God May 8th cannot come quickly enough so we can all get rid of these phonies. Bad Al will really go barking when the scale of the meltdown unfolds.

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  22. 26
    Tom FD says:

    This is all part of Peter Mandleson’s ridiculous “we’re the underdogs in this election” strategy. It will probably win them a handful of votes and, hopefully, lose shedloads more.

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  23. 27
    PM says:

    2 months before a GE. Sympathy vote, obviously. Boo hoo.

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  24. 28
    Dack Blog says:

    It’s just too much of a coincidence. Who exactly are they trying to appeal to?

    What I found most frustrating was the lack of response to the ‘x amount of people died as a consequence of the Government’s (ie Blair – whatever Al says) ‘decision” Q.

    If they’re trying to win votes surely folk would feel more charitable if they at least expressed some aspect of regret??

    And to hear him claiming that he’d been through the mill as a consequence of the war… well. Words fail me. Apart from what a totally self-indulgent c’nt.

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  25. 29
    john miller says:

    They are just having fun. They’ve all re-enacted their roles in many ways and this is what they thrive on. They live in a fantasy land where the performance rather than the deed is what you are judged by.

    Just as you can imagine Larry doing Lear depending on the rum consumption, so Blair, Straw et al use different postures to accompany the lines. But the lines are immutable. No John Sissons antics here. But the poses and grimaces, ahh, they are the very stuff of life!

    And the meedja has encouraged them. Was any sketch writer in the least concerned about the facts in Chilcot (except Carr)? No, they all revelled in the style points. Blair – cor, he was a bit dodgy at first but , lord, what a performance, Liberace on valium. Al – whew, toes twinkling like Astair on steroids, well, after the first half hour anyway!

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  26. 30
    Anonymous says:

    John in Cheshire shouldn’t Slow Bob be added to the list? How can anyone elect such a thick bugger to Parliament?

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  27. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Not sure about Campbell but the PM using the death of his daughter to try to gain public sympathy just shows how low he is prepared to go to retain his grip on power. Hopefully the Tories will retain their nerve and send Brown and the rest of his ilk into oblivion, the sooner the better.

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  28. 34
    Dino says:

    Well, he’s trying to reframe himself as the “real victim” here.

    Classic Left wing response when trying to avoid the facts, look at my tears, I’m so sad, my feelings for myself have primacy over all else.

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  29. 36

    The answer is both. Reminds me of an interview with Debbie McGeeeeee a few years ago

    “So, Debbie, what was it that first attracted you to this 5′ 4″ fat bald elderly multimillionaire?”

    “So, Alastair, what was it that attracted you to the idea of blowing out some ocular saline with less than 90 day to go before an election?”

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  30. 37
    goto100 says:

    I think Campbell is a murderous, evil, lying, sleazy twat who will hopefully one day be found swinging from a lamp post in the morning breeze. I’d really rather he could be tried and sentenced to a long stint at Her Majesty’s, but the judicial and legal establishment is so bent now that we can forget all about that. It will be the old form of justice when the day finally comes. Well. They brought it on themselves, didn’t they?

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    • 137
      john in cheshire says:

      I think a cost/ benefit analysis should be undertaken for all criminals. where the cost (many years incarceration with no possible benefit to the country) outweighs the benefits, then execution should be the obvious decision. Why should we spend hundreds of thousands of pounds keeping criminals in captivity when a few hundreds of pounds in executing them would deliver so many benefits.

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      • 352
        Pete says:

        On the other hand we could copy that Yankee sheriff who dresses his cons in pink and houses them in tents:

        Arpaio set up a “Tent City” as an extension of the Maricopa County Jail. Tent City is located in a yard next to a more permanent structure containing toilets, showers, an area for meals, and a day room. It has become notable particularly because of Phoenix’s extreme temperatures. Daytime temperatures inside the tents have been reported as high as 150 °F (65 °C) in the top bunks. During the summer, fans and water are supplied in the tents.

        During the summer of 2003, when outside temperatures exceeded 110 °F (43 °C), which is higher than average, Arpaio said to complaining inmates, “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents, have to wear full body armor, and they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths.” Inmates were given permission to wear only their pink underwear.

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      • 375
        giant bee says:

        But killing people like Bad Al would deprive the world of justice. He should suffer for SUCH a long time for the suffering he and his kind have wrought on England, David Kelly, the Middle East and feck knows who else. I’m thinking daily beatings in the Scrubs for the next 20 years. He’s a fucking evil bastard who’s resorting to primary school tactics now he knows he’s got it coming – as a few people on this thread have already suggested..

        Here’s one for you though. How on earth could anyone support people like this after such low and blatant theatrics ? Because there will be those that do !

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  31. 38
    Serving RAF Officer says:

    What a total arse, even his emotional state is fake. Next time I get sent anywhere nasty I might take him along!!!

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      Another serving RAF Officer says:

      By all means take him with you, provided you can do us all a favour and tip him out at a great height. Just ensure he doesn’t wish you good luck before you do so.

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      • 81

        I was a RAF officer and PVRd the moment it became evident that Hutton was going to be a whitewash. Caught the tail end of the Hoon cuts (the Brown guillotine) in 2004 which sweetened the bitter pill of leaving the service. So, it’s personal as well!

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        • 467
          "JUDGE" JEFFREY'S says:

          Ex RAF Engineer (12Years)
          Want a little truth on BLAIR and BUSH and IRAQ
          Add to Dr DAVID KELLY, DODI FAYED, SIERRA LEONE, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, SRI LANKA

          Go look a little deeper at ARLINGTON ASSOCIATES
          22 ARLINGTON STREET. LONDON SW1A1RD
          They are:Directly affiliated to the structures who now control the
          IRAQ OIL FIELDS = OCCIDENTAL, ORYX and ADDAX, ENI

          They are: EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES
          SANDLINE INTERNATIONAL.
          PLAZA 107 LTD
          “THE PALACE GROUP”

          Ask BLAIR and BUSH, when the DIVI up of the spoils of war was orchestrated prior to the INVASION.

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  32. 39
    Anonymous says:

    The only people taken in by this will be the Labour voting lumpen prols.

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  33. 41
    Clarence says:

    If the Tories claim Gordon Brown’s Piers Morgan interview is a cynical attempt at eliciting public sympathy and blatant electioneering, they will be accused of being churlish and heartless. They would be better off keeping it buttoned.

    Of course, it IS blatant electioneering and a cynical attempt at eliciting public sympathy.

    There is clearly nothing this man will not do to try and ingratiate himself with the British public. He has tried the statesman stuff and that didn’t wash; he has tried to portray himself as the world’s saviour and we all laughed at him; he makes an arse of himself by referencing the Arctic Monkeys and eulogising SuBo; and now he is pulling this Sunday-night touchy-feely stuff.

    His administration is a train-wreck: he has shown himself to be a man who craves power for power’s sake and someone whose every move is motivated by spite and oneupmanship. He is woefully unsuited to leadership – unless one can describe bullying, smearing, plotting and sulking as ‘leadership’ – and has no vision, no strategy and no empathy whatsoever with the vast majority of those whom he purports to lead.

    For 13 years, this man has been like a bad smell that simply lingers and refuses to go away. Now he is trying to spray a little scent around to try and mask the stench and if there is any justice in this world, he will fail miserably.

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  34. 46
    Anonymous says:

    If old Andy had mentioned that the Iraq ward caused mass slaughter Bad Al would have really thrown a wobbler and had to have been carted off to the nut house where he belongs.

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  35. 47
    The IMF is coming says:

    UPDATE: I am just blogging to say these two idiots have pressed my ” cynicism button”

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  36. 48
    Raver says:

    If all else fails start crying.Only crying when youve been found out,pathetic defence system.
    May 600’000 souls haunt you every minute of everyday.

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  37. 49
    Prezza's Mate says:

    He lies, he fakes tears, he helps destroy the economy. Why doesn’t he just go to hell and take the rest of those crooks with him.
    Before we have to put up with Brown doing the same trick with Piers Morgan!!!
    It will be Mental Mendelson next!!

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  38. 50
    Where is England's Glenn Beck? says:

    They actually believe that they can go on ‘fooling most of the people all of the time’

    ‘er….. um…… well….. I suppose when you add in the brainless tribal labour voters, those revolting Scots and the Welsh and all the gerrymandered benefit votes, and the government wage slaves and all the new migrants who are told to vote labour perhaps they are right …..you can go on fooling most of the people most of the time.

    Trouble is the Labour ‘Titanic’ is about to hit a bloody big financial iceberg

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    • 109
      David Icke is England's Glenn Beck says:

      the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists weren’t fooled by the bullshit lies over Iraq
      nor were the 1-2 Million who marched against it
      most of NuLiebore and the Conservatives were though
      how about you?

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      • 349
        Where is England's Glenn Beck? says:

        How about me? I thought Bush was right on the money. A line had been crossed and the Muslim crazies needed to know it – Taking out Saddam would show ‘em what we could do.

        The problem was, in trying to appease all the liberal pinkos, the ‘truth’ had to be hidden and too little thought was given to how to best win the peace.

        A simple “They have fuckkked with us and so we are going to teach them a lesson” would have done the trick!

        Such an approach would probably stopped the 2nd world war too.

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        • 389
          David Icke is England's Glenn Beck says:

          ‘They actually believe that they can go on ‘fooling most of the people all of the time’

          ‘I thought Bush was right on the money.’

          ROFL!

          You must be one of the thankfully precious few morons cheering Blair and Campbell on at the Inquiry then.

          Take at look at these comments shit for brains. You’re on your own.

          I pity you and your incredible stupidity.

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          • "JUDGE" JEFFREY'S says:

            You got it pal.

            Ask that smug Shite, Blair and Cambell , when and WHO masterminded the Spoils of War regarding the divi up of the IRAQ OIL Fields to OCCIDENTAL, ORYX and ADDAX and ENI first

            If you look at their Company originators the founders and Major Shareholders are:

            NATHANIEL ROTHSCHILD
            GEORGE H W BUSH
            and
            MOHAMED ADNAN KHASHOGGI

            Weapons of Mass Destruction “MY @RSE”

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  39. 51
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Was it a cynical, calculated act or is Al cracking up again?”

    I care not. This bunch of mendacious shysters will stop at nothing to hold on to the levers of power, no matter what the cost or the depths of their trickery.

    If they want to blub then let’s oblige them at the GE.

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  40. 52
    oldfella says:

    Alastair Campbell is as honest and decent a bloke as Steven Gerrard

    Even if these ‘antics’ are real, this man is responsible for untold deaths in this country (soldiers and David Kelly) and in the sovereign country of Iraq

    No quarter should be given

    Hang the bastard

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  41. 55
    Lying Al Campbell's media strategy: Let's all cry to show the proles we're not hate filled bullies says:

    How dare you question me tegrity Fawkes.

    You’ll fucking find out what appens when me lies is exposed……feel like a walk in the countryside Fawkes???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    See Kevin Maguire in bits tomorrow bemoaning his start in life as a penniless Northern twat

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  42. 56
    .243 Win says:

    Lies, lies and more feckin lies – it’s this hoon’s stock-in-trade. No-one’s buying it apart from the partisan MSM.

    I remember that not that long ago there was a wave of weepy-eyed sorts on a lot of the US news channels who – having been caught red-handed on some transgression or another – fell apart and launched the waterworks at the drop of a hat.

    Made all the more exciting for the MSM types because it contrasted so greatly with their previous hard-men images.

    So this is just more of the same, transported across the Atlantic, like so much of the political manipulation that we see day in, day out.

    Utterly cynical. Should anyone forget – and I make no apologies for repeating an earlier link, Brown is a fluent liar :

    Compare and contrast this morning’s histrionics with “my children aren’t props; they’re people”

    Brown’s Conference Speech

    So, for the Pravda apparatchik’s session tomorrow Guido, put the boot in. It’s not like you’ll get a fair shout anyway…

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  43. 58
    revolting peasant says:

    Obviously as bad a tragic actor as he is PR guru or novelist.
    He tried the bullying tough guy full of bluster in the Chillcot inquiry. That well worn path failed yet again and the country still reckoned he and Bliar were lying c*nts. Showing an emotional softer side didn’t work either and now he’s simply a rather pathetic lying c*nt who couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag.

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      Samee says:

      Good point. Just as I prepared to launch my coffee cup at the TV this morning, my (well trained) 5 year old said “it’s OK, it’s not real. You’ve always told me not to believe anything on TV”.

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  44. 61
    Dack Blog says:

    If this is an election strategy it just reinforces how out of touch/dense these people are. I don’t doubt that Brown was devastated by his daughter’s death and I’m assuming (hoping) that he agreed to talk about it – as he must have agreed – as part of the broader ‘operation show your human side’ (along with the temper tantrums, Blair deal etc). It’s a mistake.

    No one wants a blubbing ‘weakling’ at the helm – just as we don’t want an airbrushed ‘new man’. Someone who tells it like it is and knows what the fuck they’re doing. That would do me.

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    • 80
      Fred Goodwin's Duck Palace says:

      That would be the point Dack Blog.

      None of them know what the fuck they are doing or is capable of telling it like it is because they all live in a bubble far away from the real world.

      They all sold their souls to Politics by Public Relations and Polling years ago.

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  45. 63
    bring tears to a glass eye says:

    Just looked at Al’s website. Yes definitely unhinged. What a fuckin mess. Could you get a psychiatrist to do an anlysis of his website layout Guido ? It’s an abortion. Your brain tries to put it into order but fails.

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    • 64
      Steve Expat says:

      You waste your fucking time giving his website hits?

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      • 120
        bring tears to a glass eye says:

        I’d heard Al was an ex porn merchant and I fancied a wank. If there’s porn there I couldn’t find it. Ok I’m only human and have needs. His mate Drapers missus might have be on there ; )

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      • 260
        Ed Balls why do I have to sleep with my minger misses says:

        I just had to look read it for 80 seconds then my brain started to frazzle it is clear the man is completely deranged in his own little world my god what a vile twat he is

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  46. 67
    Steve Expat says:

    Guido, do you know who else is on Nicky’s show in the morning?

    I’m assuming that Tim Yeo declined? ;-)

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    • 84

      Lorraine Davidson – former Labour spin-doctor turned journalist.

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      • 124
        Steve Expat says:

        Have fun Guido, will be listening!

        Let’s hope for her sake that Ms Davidson doesn’t have any skeletons hiding in her closet, but as a former Labour spin doctor she will surely know Mr Campbell rather too well to be able to get away with it…?

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  47. 68
    nell says:

    There are two reasons why labour people have started crying all over the tv screens.

    One mandy has decreed this is a labour strategy for ‘winning’ votes.

    Never mind that gordon once said his family were ‘private and he wasn’t dragging them into politics’. He looks like he’s losing the election now so he’s going to utilise whatever he has for a sympathy vote even a dead child and another one with cystic fybrosis – I do hope cameron has the sense not to follow suit.

    Secondly, gordon has just given the go ahead to announce, IN ADVANCE, that operation moshtarak is going to happen over the next few days in central helmand, to wipe out the taliban.

    His reasoning, apparently, is that the taliban have ‘human rights’ and should be given the option to change sides before our lads attack.

    The taliban are now prepared and armed – our lads are going to have fight an army that expects their attack. Our losses are going to be greater than they would have been if the enemy have not been pre-warned!!!

    gordon you are truly a Real Idiot but also an Evil Evil Man for exposing our lads to So Much More Danger than they should have faced.

    Every death over the next few days, and beyond, will be accredited to your account!!!

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    • 88
      WMD says:

      I see you’re pushing the same partisan spin here too nell
      so to recap…

      the General agrees with it as does the American forces whose idea it was and when Cameron finds out what his opinion is he will no doubt back the coalition offensive

      what exactly do you think ‘one of the most corrupt countries in the world’ means nell ?
      and why do you think the Afghan civilians who could flee were fleeing well before this ?

      because this happens every year at about this time and because even if the General Messenger hadn’t announced it the corrupt Afghan Government and Military is full of taliban sympathisers who had leaked the attack and very obvious troop buildup for it weeks ago for cash or just because they are taliban agents

      you think our lads might die in an Afghan offensive ?
      surely not nell

      you’re naivite it stretching credulity now
      it’s becoming apparent you just want to use this as a party political football and the troops deaths as crude bludgeons in partisan politicking
      I’m sure the troops are moved by your concern

      trouble is Cameron agrees with the war therefor all this bluster about he’s not in power yet is entirely unconvincing
      or perhaps you think it will all be over in a month or two ?

      those in Labour who are as odiously partisan as you appear to be will switch all blame to Cameron when he gets in and post the precise same things you are blaming Cameron personally and no-one else for every troop death as they mount up

      I will continue to blame those who support the war as that is clearly where the blame lies
      that means Bush and Obama
      and that means Brown has blood on his hands right now for this continuing madness and it means Cameron does too for supprting it
      and if Cameron gets in it will mean whoever leads Labour will have blood on their hands for supporting the war and Cameron will have blood on his hands for implementing it

      troops out now

      no if’s but’s or maybe’s

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        nell says:

        Well WMD as I said cameron isn’t yet in charge – gormless gordon is!!

        So the yanks recommended this strategy for telling the taliban we are coming!!!

        If gordon had said he wouldn’t agree to that – it wouldn’t have happened!!!

        So whatever British casualties come now Gordon Brown Is To Blame!!!

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        • 164
          WMD says:

          Cameron supports the war nell as I said

          ‘So whatever British casualties come now Gordon Brown Is To Blame!!!’
          And by your own logic any casualties after the election, and there will be nell there WILL be, Dave will be to blame!!! and no-one else

          you and others will be reminded of this

          and I would have waited till I found out if Dave supports General Messengers and the US strategy before going out on a limb like you have
          but you aren’t that smart

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          • christy says:

            WMD,you really need to get your brain in gear before you open your gob or start typing.
            Cameron supported this war on the basis of what he and the cons were being told by this NuLab bunch of arseholes with their sexed up dossiers of WMD.
            However this with any luck might unravel on them with what this welsh guy has written to chilcott about a top secret document he has,think about that one.

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          • WMD says:

            You are stunningly braindead christy and make nell look like an intellectual giant

            Iraq and Afganistan are two different countries and two different Wars
            Try looking at a fucking map you tit

            Cameron supported the Afghan War before there were any sexed up Dossiers and he continues to support it

            Perhaps next time you should have the slightest idea what the fuck you are talking about before making yourself look like such an ignorant cun’t

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          • Sir Everard Digby says:

            Hang on-who sent the troops their in the first place WMD? Not a shot wil be fired was I believe the soundbite. That is why we are having ‘casualties’ Let’s avoid,shall we, the usual Labour trick of talking about the future(which cannot be challenged until it happens) and what Cameron will do. Let’s talk about why they are there in the first place.

            This is not PMQs.

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          • WMD says:

            No, you hang on old fruit.
            ‘that means Brown has blood on his hands right now for this continuing madness and it means Cameron does too for supprting it’

            If that’s too hard for you to grasp old bean then tough.
            The last refuge of a desperate troll in smearing anyone who disagrees with them as Labour won’t work with me sunshine.

            There are many on the Conservative backbenches deeply uneasy about this war and some who openly disagree with it.
            Party hacks on both sides don’t of course but that would be because they are on message drones with no mind of their own.

            Cameron doesn’t support Afghanistan in the future he supports it NOW.
            He’s in the wrong and all the bluster and misdirection in the world won’t get him off the hook any more than it does for Brown.

            We are having ‘casualties’ because it’s a pointless quagmire propping up a corrupt regime that’s went on for almost a decade with no end in sight.

            You support this disasterous War then you own it and it’s bloody predictable consequences. Now and every year to come for the next 5.

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          Nell,

          I rarely disagree with you, but in this case it makes good sense to warn the locals that their towns are about to be entered by a lot of men with guns looking for the Taliban, so that they can get out of the firing line.

          I know that if I lived there, I’d welcome the chance to get myself to relative safety – wouldn’t you?

          Unfortunately, Brown isn’t at fault here, but with all the other things that we have against him, we don’t need to make up stuff to add to the list.

          Our troops shouldn’t be there, but they are, and letting the civilians get out will actually make the job of clearing out the Taliban a bit safer, since there will be fewer non-combatants to worry about.

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    TOO FAR says:

    Cynical, you bet! They (ali & gord) must be bloody desperate, Jo public will see through this as another sick spin, how low can they get?
    BUT to “perform” a double act, within 24hrs like that just shows what a load of shite these people are.
    Go for the jugular Guildo, this is unbielivable.
    Just shows how desperate these low life are.

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  49. 72
    The PM shouldn't be disturbed but this cunt is says:

    Guido why are you appearing on Campbell’s show?

    This sneering, juvenile, smug, Scotch wretch is McDoom’s No1 accolyte on BBC radio.

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  50. 74

    I called it ages ago, check my blog.
    I said Gordo will cry and the Iraq white wash, saying it was all Tony’s fault he was bullied into it, he couldn’t change it, it was the hardest thing he ever did. I said this right after the Strawmans attempt to get the public on his side, I said Gordo would see that and be i on the act.

    Gordo is going for the sympathy vote, heis going to wheel out his dead child and all the tricks in the book.

    He knows DC is powerless, as (well does he has a mind or a stand on something) DC can only follow his lead, and if DC says its crap it will only work FOR Gordo.

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  51. 77

    The answer is simple.

    Campbell is flogging a book…a pisspoor book at that. Sales of his last ‘novel’ were rubbish, shifting about 1 every 5 days on Amazon according to their stats until this latest release, the publicity and the inevitable “buy 1 get 1 cheap” promotion.

    He is under instructions from his publisher to maximise publicity – this is a big deal nowadays, as publishers expect writers to earn their advances. His usual Neanderthalic personality will alienate potential readers, particularly female readers (who probably read more than men). Hence the need for a more ‘emotional’ personality…particularly as Campbell’s latest offering seems to straddle the genres of celebrity bling-lit and chick-lit.

    Only reason the publishers will have taken this book is that they expect a further diaries instalment from Campbell….vanity publishing by another name. The Campbell (soup?) brand is going off very quickly, Chilcot is not helping his established ‘narrative’ and his bizarre rants will be of no interest once a Tory government is elected. So they will be pushing him to have the Diaries vol 2 ready to print the day after the general election (dish the dirt on Brown time).

    I would like to think he sees blood dripping from his hands at every moment, and the faces of British war dead in the mirror every morning…but I doubt it.

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  52. 83
    Andrew k says:

    Strange coincidence! I took it as a message from al that yes he coached Gordon in the art of tear jerking. Gordon from accusing cameron for using his family to sympathy tear jerking on his friend pier’s show in one easy step. What we are witnessing is the rear guard action of the labour machine clinging on to power with all there might. Fighting dirty in a way the conservatives don’t seem capable to. Al, mandy, piers, tony and other cronies of the past 13 years clinging and bolsting broken Gordon. Why?

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  53. 85
    Technomist says:

    When I think of the gallons of snot and tears which have been generated by Blair and his cronies’ lies, as people grieve for their loved ones’ deaths and injuries and all the lives, hopes and dreams which have been ruined I find it difficult to feel very much at all when I look at that man other than to ask why he isn’t standing with his boss in the dock of some court of law, lballing his yees out after the jury’s verdict.

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  54. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Guido,
    tell it like it is
    and what are those bastards doing announcing an army offensive in ‘stan before it starts – are they looking for a falklands effect?
    may they rot in hell and soon
    campbell if i see you on the tube i’m going to fuckin deck you

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      Brown Stoops To Level Of Using His Dead Child To Win An Election says:

      Its a PR excercise not an offensive, whats the point of an infantry assault against an enemy who will just bury their rifles and start herding goats and smiling at the infidels.

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    • 101
      Duh! says:

      Yeah!
      The Taliban didn’t have a fucking clue what all those troops were doing in Helmand.
      That General Messenger sure is stoopid.

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      • 118
        Anonymous says:

        oi wanker
        that’s my point
        why announce if it’s not political?

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        • 143
          Duh! says:

          Hey dickhead.
          It doesn’t matter a fuck if they announce it or not as the Taliban know it’s coming.

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          • Anonymous says:

            oi wanker
            you still don’t get it
            i’ll spell it out for you
            it’s not been announced for the ragheads it’s for us

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          • Duh! says:

            Hey Dickhead.
            Would that be because it’s a big fucking secret here and no-one in Britain knows we are fighting a War in Afghanistan or that thousands of troops were sent there months ago for this very purpose?
            Fuck knows what planet you are on.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Dickhead, I think the wanker won.

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          • Duh! says:

            and I think you are a dickhead anonymong so don’t give a fuck what you say

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      revolting peasant says:

      I doubt he travels on the tube. Probably has a chauffeur.

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  55. 89
    Brown Sttops To Level Of Using His Dead Child To Win An Election says:

    He has my vote in the bag, needed Coldplay in the background and shots of Chery Cole crying too though.

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  56. 90
    zorro says:

    Guido,
    They are both, in short, totally fucked. I think the chickens may be coming home to roost. I think that strangely enough they are getting rather scared…….

    On a separate point, a couple of PMQs ago, did anyone else notice Cameron’s quip to Brown?

    No-one seems to have made much of it. It was when Cameron got confused over his marriage tax relief policy. The Gorgon had a go at him…and Cameron retorted….’at least when I lean over to my wife and say that I love her, I mean it…’

    Was that Cameron outing Brown in his own subtle way?

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  57. 91
    Unsworth says:

    Campbell has spent years deceiving himself as well as others. He no longer understands what truth actually is.

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  58. 96

    “Sobbing for Socialism”, someone (my apologies to them, didn’t note the name) dubbed this gross and grotesque behaviour; he or she also noted that Balls was at it last month, talking about his childhood stammering.

    Beyond puke-making

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  59. 97
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    This is just the result of a desperate spin doctor brainstorming session. We’ll see more. Its obvious they’ve all been briefed to show max emotion in public – a last ditch barrel scraping attempt at deflecting their exposure as corrupt incompetents.

    Think we’ll see fivebellies sobbing uncontrollably at fleecing the taxpayer, the flipping chipmunk wailing in the streets at taking the piss out of her salford retards so much, and balls wracked by the anguish of knowing he flipped so many time he lost count, and showed pensioners what he really thinks by wearing e a Nazi outfit and charging the taxpayer for his remembrance day poppy wreaths? Nah, thought not.

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    Boudicca says:

    I thik they’ve realised that there will never ‘be closure’ over Iraq. A majority of the public believes Tony and Alistair deceived Parliament and the country and no amount of clever legalise or justification will ever change their minds. Their decisions will be questioned for the rest of their lives.

    Poor Alistair has had a hard time … not as hard as the families of our servicemen and women, or the innocent Iraqis who died. I have no sympathy.

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  61. 107
    Steve Expat says:

    What a shame that Bill Hicks was not alive long enough to know about political spin doctors.

    Maybe he would let have let advertisers and marketers off the hook…

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  62. 110
    verity's lovechild says:

    Very reminiscent of Hillary’s teary moment during the primaries. Difference is, a woman doing it elicits sympathy. A man with blood on his hands? Not so much.

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      Down with Brown! says:

      Campbell could show remorse by apologising in person to each and every mother who lost a son in the Iraq war.

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  63. 112
    Squarebullet says:

    This is the Nulabore style straight out of their manual. Jones of UEA email fame doing the same.
    Haven’t you noticed Broon is now commenting on every emotional tabloid piece of ‘news’- all with the obviously coached sincerety. Remember letters to army families, comments on dead stars, football clubs, the odd atrocity?
    Anything at all to move that core vote of people who are felt to vote on emotions, and to paint rational Tories as ‘cruel’.
    The word around here, by the way, is that the Tories, if you vote for them, will cut your benefits. Sympathetic Gord would never do a thing like that, would he? You can tell because he shows his emotions.

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    • 173
      Susie says:

      They’ve always been ambulance chasers… remember how Blair pestered the Queen and her family when Diana died?

      Badgering the royal family to ‘do’ something before Diana was even cold in her grave, whipping up a storm of hubris of the ‘we the government know how people are feeling whereas you don’t’ crap. Did it ever occur to Blair how Harry (12) and William (15) were feeling about the loss of their mother and how they might like to mourn in private?

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      stilyagi_air_corps says:

      Call me a cynic, but didn’t Brown get a new PA a few weeks ago? Some skanky -looking friend of his wife…

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  64. 113
    Trev says:

    Campbell’s rush of emotion was not tears, he was just trying to stop himself from telling Marr to eff off.

    Browns tears or lack of them is not the point. He has previously said he would not use his family as props, and now he just has. He is without doubt a desperate hypocritical bastard.

    @ nell – yes I take your point about the advance notice of the attack. But it was the army who announced it.
    The theory seems to be that having been given notice the Taliban will run away. I do agree it seems totally bizarre.

    This may be true, but they might just as well leave behind loads of booby traps. We will have to see. I am not sure that this tactic is as sound in as key an area as Helmand as elsewhere.
    And once occupying an area the troops then have to protect it from infiltration and if the enemy are safe and in new positions I am not sure how easy that will be.

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      nell says:

      Trev – the Army would not have dared give notice of the attack if 10 drowning street had not told them to do it!!!!

      They would not have gone public without 10’s say so!!!

      And No 10 Drowning Street would not have done it without Gordon said to go ahead!!!!

      Gordon allowed the attack to be pre-advertised.

      He is wrong to do so and there will more deaths of our young men because of his decision.

      And he must accept the responsibility for that! I for one will not forgive him for this failed judgement!!!!

      Y’think Churchill would have made that mistake in WW2 ??? I don’t think so!!!

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        Dont balm me Im only the Minister for Defence says:

        Nell and Trev you are indeed on to something here, this pre attack announcement is indeed bizare. Can I also add something to the mix. You probably saw Bob bustagut on tv today and he said something interesting when talking about this matter. You may recall he said that we had to trust the Armys judgement on this. Translated that means its all their fault when the body bags mount up. Truely odious creatures this Government.

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        • 167
          Dont blame me Im only the Minister for Defence says:

          Should also add “its not their fault when the body bags mount up and the Army have to pull out from Afganistan”

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      • 191
        Winston Churchill says:

        Hello is that Adolf my old mucker, yeah its winston here, thought youd like to know we are going to invade mainland Europe on the beaches of Normandy, yeah thats right Normandy, I know what your saying about Calais but when we thought about it , that would be rather obvious so Normandy it is. Whats that…what day are we coming…well would 6 June suit you? Oh Good thats grand, we’ll be there bright and early so dont you treat yourself to a long lie that day lol.

        Ok pip pip have to dash Im overseeing some cardboard Tanks being placed off the Devon Coast and did I tell you we had broken the enigma code?/ What I didnt !! oh what Im I like . Catch ya : 0

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        WMD says:

        more of the military wisdom of General nell

        how many times does it take for it to sink in nell
        the taliban KNOW perfectly well there is an attack coming
        like last year and the year before that and the year befroe that and the year bef… fuck it she’s incapable of grasping this
        do you actually believe the taliban thought all those troops were in Helmand to stage a fucking parade ?

        Jesus christ how stupid are some people ?

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      A Pensioner says:

      Truly a strange strategy. Capturing the ground should not be the objective, killing the enemy is the only point. So why tell the ragheads and let them escape. Unless is a cunning plan and the SAS are waiting??

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  65. 114
    annonodopolis says:

    Certainly a fake by my reckoning. His tear seemed to be out of synchrony with the questions. You only have to look at the way in which his tears controlled the interview.

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  66. 125
    grobdj says:

    To cry is human, as is self-pity, but

    Humanity is to cry for others

    As yet I see no tears of the latter kind

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  67. 127
    Herr Doctor Gush says:

    I write as ze most formidable of all ze PsychoBabbleists.

    Zer psychobabble is most beloved ov all ze ferapies fur ze Noo_Lie_Bore Brigade that plus ze ‘quick start’ moneysaving Cognut-if-Behaviour zerapy.

    Unt vat ve here have iz, za Folie-a-deux or za madness of two.

    HaH ha ha – you stoopid english hav zer mad scottwat as zer leader and zer tin of soup for zer mouthpiece.

    Now you vill pay me lotsamoeny like you do to zer Bliar und his witch – Nein?

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  68. 130
    Ann says:

    I hold the entire ZaNuLab project in such contempt I thought that I was inured to their games. After AC’s vomit inducing performance this morning I have decided I’m not. I don’t want them defeated I want them dead.
    I want them rolling in agony, preferably dying of the most painful form of cancer imaginable.
    People died in that war. Young men and women sacrificed their lives because of the decisions Campbell and Blair took.
    How dare cry because those decisions were questioned.
    If George Osborne wants to reduce the defecit he should arrange a long and painful death for Blair and Campbell and auction off tickets for the highest bidder.
    If would pay my life savings to see those two writhing in the agony they ricjly deserve.

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  69. 133
    See a master faker at work says:

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  70. 134
    First Fae Edinburgh says:

    Nothing would surprise anybody about this scandal of a government, and its awful hangers-on,like Campbell.

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  71. 136
    shergar says:

    Jesus! What do they think in Beijing? Hu Jintao sobbing his heart out to the nation?!?

    And don’t take any “right-wing blogger” shit from that left-wing fellow traveller BBC dwarf Hunt.

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  72. 142
    shergar says:

    Cnut!

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  73. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Guido it doesnt matter what interpretation you put on it whether it be Cracking up or a cynical ploy, either way it shows they are unfit to Govern.

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    • 237
      Anonymous says:

      yes this is the best answer. unfit to govern.

      there is no way that the spin docter co guest can rebut that. if she goes for the stress/sympathy angle say ok but how many times have you seen [insert appropriate political leader here] crying.

      unfit to govern, an embarrassment on the world stage election soon please.

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  74. 152
    This much is now clear says:

    Campbell wrote the phase “beyond doubt” into the dodgy dossier and Blair articulated it to the house, both therefore are guilty of misleading parliament and the Nation ergo what is there left to discuss. Guilty as charged , take them down.

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  75. 153
    Innocent Iraqi Teenager says:

    That’s funny – as my legs were blown off I too felt jolly exasperated.

    Small world isn’t it?

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  76. 154
    rparker says:

    give the spinning bastard an oscar,i actually hope he was upset at least he’s begining to have a conscience as for broons tears if he thought doing a nude can down white hall would get him elected hed do it

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  77. 155
    Article 38 says:

    It’s just further evidence of the contempt that Campbell and the rest of the Labour rabble have for the people of this country. Only the most dumb and gullible will be affected by this display of fake emotion.

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  78. 157
    Billy Blofeld says:

    It is clear that Labour have ditched their pagers, which are oh so 1997 – and replaced them with half an onion – to be squeezed when tears are required.

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  79. 161
    Michael Howard says:

    Please go easy on him. I’m looking forward to Round 2

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  80. 162
    JohnOfEnfield says:

    Ye Gods!

    Can I agree with “all of the above” negative comments. What a prat Campbell is.

    Why didn’t Marr put the boot in? “People keep coming back to this issue because they KNOW you lied Alistair”. Why? ‘Cos we’ve got brains between our ears!!

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    • 168
      Down with Brown! says:

      The guy was crying for himself. It is the widow of brave Dr Kelly, the relatives of our valient fallen soliders and the Iraqi who have the real reasons to cry.

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  81. 163
    McDoom says:

    just heard michael shite on “5live”
    talking absolute crap
    interfering and hassling people who phone in with an generally negative opinion about the blubbing
    he is a tool

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  82. 170
    bluebell says:

    I think they must have seen the Peter Andre interview with Kate Burley and saw all the comments about how horrible she was to Saint Pete and thought that’s the way to do it….

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  83. 172
    McDoom says:

    Beeb watch
    “there is a problem with your line…….sorry”

    we do not like this question

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  84. 174
    David Cameron says:

    If my gags don’t improve I will have the UK electorate crying their eyes out

    “The car in front is a Toyota”

    To be honest I’m more concerned about the Toyota behind me…

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  85. 175
    nell says:

    So this labour crew are all descending on the tv stations to cry reams of tears for imagined ills in the hope of getting some mythical sympathy vote !!!

    There will be no japanese honor of seppaku – no falling on one’s sword then??!!!

    Well honour, decency and honesty are not really the mainstays of this labour party are they??!

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  86. 177
    First Fae Edinburgh says:

    “I guess one of the reasons I did get quite upset with Andrew this morning, I feel sometimes we are treated in this media bubble… like somehow you are devoid of humanity ”

    Yeah. Ally Campbell.Like you’ve never attacked people in the media. Pass the sick bag,Tony.

    And Gordon.

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    • 218
      margy says:

      Campbell should learn about Karma. We get what we give in this life and he has caused much distress to many people. He is an evil man.

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    • 262
      Old Nick Heavenly(real dimwit) says:

      This was the killer line and had me in hysterics!

      I am hoping for much more of this.

      Wonderful stuff, pure comedy!

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    • 290
      Ed Balls why do I have to sleep with my minger misses says:

      Watched the scumbag on This week a few weeks ago Portilo asked him about his bullying tactics towards anyone who asked the wrong question to Tony Bliar he denyied he ever did then Portllo came back that he was on the line when he reduced a girl to tears with foul & abusive language the lyin c**t was stumped watch it on Youtube is priceless

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  87. 178
    McDoom says:

    shite is on the wrong side here
    train crash radio

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  88. 179
    john in cheshire says:

    Read Ahmed Rashid’s book ‘Jihad ‘- and if you have the time, the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – you can see clearly what the socialist shit in this country are doing to us. (Forced)settlement of foreigners in the country to eliminate local dissent. The socialist shits of this country are trying to exterminate us and the methods they use are as old as civilisation. The advantage we have is that we can see it happening and do something about it. But if people are so stupid that they think it isn’t happening, then God help the few of us who can see reality. If you do see it happening, then for God’s sake, do something to stop it. At least , don’t vote for the usual parties; they won’t protect you. I am certain of that. As certain as AGW is crap.

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  89. 182
    George Osborne says:

    Can’t wait for this week’s Prime Ministers Question Time

    Both Gordon Brown & David Cameron will have a mansize pack of Kleenex tissues to wipe away their tears.

    Hope David Cameron’s mascara doesn’t run too much

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    • 201
      Kropotkin says:

      No problem. He’s had plenty of practice with the mascara. Clockwork Orange was based on the Bullingdon.

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      • 266
        stilyagi_air_corps says:

        Twat. Burgess (Anthony, not your role-model Guy) based Mr De Large and his starry old droogs on the GIs who’d raped his wife during WW II.

        At least the Bullingdons never wore Nazi uniform, unlike a certain ‘Steamer’ called Ed the Ball.

        PS: Are you a weal Wussian webel, kwapotkin?

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    • 213
      nell says:

      It’s only Gordon who is trying to turn his personal familiy issues into a sympathy vote . I don’t see cameron attempting that and if he does he’ll get shot down by his own side!!!

      It’s only labour who shamelessly use their families for poliical gain or winge about their woes!!

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      • 250
        Turnip Taliban says:

        that would be because you are too stupid to remember Cameron’s speech at the Party Conference
        those Turnips are terrible for the memory nell

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    Qua tunc says:

    I thought that before the interview started that he had tears ( practice) in his eyes. Either way his demeanor was strikingly different to the shots of his arrival at the studio.

    Anyone in make-up who can paint a fuller picture?

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  92. 192
    Steve Expat says:

    If he has to cry, he should be doing so for Mrs Janice Kelly, not for Tony Blair.

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    • 242
      Yardarm says:

      The pressure`s been getting to Bad Al. He needs to get away from the metropolitan media circus….time to reflect on things….unwind somewhere in a rural location……somewhere quiet where he can be alone with nature…….a walk in the woods, perhaps ?

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  93. 194
    Anonymous says:

    Guido,
    Give them hell tomorrow, please, there’s a good chap and make this old admirer of yours happy even if just for half a day.
    Take no prisoners!

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  94. 199
    nell says:

    I say that Gordon is wrong to have given notice about Operation Moshtarak in which our troops are being pitted again the taliban in central helmand.

    gordon says human rights requires us to give them the chance to withdraw before we attack.

    I say he’s wrong – our lads don’t need our pm to give the enemy 48 hours warning before he tells us to attack them so that they can prepare and cause us maximum casualties

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      He's not the Messiah (he's a very naughty boy) says:

      Conversely Nell, if the Taliban withdraw and there are no casualties on our side, would that not be best?

      The attack, if and when it comes, will probably be so fierce that the Taliban will, if not made aware, have no alternative but to fight to the bitter end, meaning heavy casualties on their side and some of our own troops.

      Far better to tactically out manouvere them and still take the disputed area.

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  95. 203
    Ken Woodchef says:

    “his exasperation button was pressed”?

    Did Hauge sound exasperated when Marr banged on about Lord Ashcroft for the billionth time?

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  96. 205
    Greg Palast says:

    Guido. It’s worth re – reading Greg Palast’s summary on nuLab spin. It reveals NuLab spin was from day one and undermines Al’s claim today that Tony really is a straight kinda guy.

    http://www.gregpalast.com/tony-blair-and-the-sale-of-britain/

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  97. 210
    Lesley Gore says:

    It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to,cry if I want to.

    I might even re-release my record

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  98. 211
    Doris says:

    Of course this was deliberate. A man like Campbell is in control (especially when on TV) of his emotions (unless he forgot to take his anti depressants this morning) and I find it hard to believe that he NOW gets upset in public for the first time in 13 years. He is definitley up to something; and if it is trying to get sympathy, he is more deranged than I thought. He is a very sick (mentally) man and needs help. What a nasty piece of work he is.

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  99. 212
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, you say that Comical Ali has dealt with the “Beyond Doubt” question many times. Well actually he hasnt, he has never given a straight answer to this question, never,, never never. It is the smoking gun which will bring him and Blair to their knees and they know it.

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    Romulan Ambassador gets hold of Campbell's Dodgy Dossier says:

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  102. 219
    Elaine Paige says:

    Can I be in the Musical?

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  103. 225
    Anonymous says:

    jesus they will all be at it now. The only ones not doing it will be the women mps because they wont want to look weak.

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    Steve Expat says:

    UPDATE : Bad Al has just blogged that his “exasperation button” was pressed.

    Is he looking for sympathy, or is he mistaking me for someone who gives a shit?

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    • 417
      Unsworth says:

      So, it wasn’t tears, it was rage then. What a Grade A turd. Exasperated? Not half as fucking exasperated as I am. If he gets anywhere near my patch I’ll ensure that he’s exasperated to the point of extinction.

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  106. 228
    A Pensioner says:

    As I’ve said on a previous thread, I want to punch Campbell till my fists bleed; then kick him till the lactic acid in my legs is too much, then empty my bladder on him.

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    Max says:

    Guido, Strategy For Flow at 195 has it; never underestimate the skills that got this shower of shit in and kept them in against all odds (look at their record of “achievement”). These guys are the best spinners in the business; one day there’ll be a movie about it, for now we have the real thing. The press today (not just UK) has been completely twisted round to it; Mad Ali was the juxtapose required for McDoom next Sunday. Sorted; at least 2 points in the next set of polls and an early election, possibly snap, most likely March (before reality hits the fan). No master plan other than to get and retain power; you didn’t hear it here first. Impressive really.

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  109. 233
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Campbell and Brown are both shites and I will rejoice when Labour is swept from power.

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  110. 239
    Fed up Voter says:

    Fake fake fake!!! Campbell was acting like he always does. What a put up job. Oh and Guido if you’re on with that jock queen tomorrow morning don’t forget to call him a lefty and see if you can get him to call you a fascist again, that was a cracking sound-bite last time.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/mar/31/nicky-cambell-guido-fawkes

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  111. 241
    Johnny Cash says:

    Ali you should have listened when I told you

    “Every question that I ask, I get a lie, lie, lie.
    For every lie you tell, you’re gonna cry, cry, cry.
    You’re gonna cry, cry, cry and you’ll cry alone,
    When everyone’s forgotten and you’re left on your own.
    You’re gonna cry, cry, cry”

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  112. 246
    Guidos Cheer Leader says:

    As a number have said before Brown goes he destroy this country out of spite & here the evidence that he means to go the whole hog He’s selling the very land we stand on.

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/721525/PLAN-TO-SELL-DOVER-PORT-TO-FRANCE.html

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  113. 249
    barefootcontessa says:

    Alistair Campbell is a 100% gold plated shit. A fake. A seriously bad, deluded, and ill man. His body language says it all. He might have liked people to think he was going to cry, but he wasn’t. His acting wasn’t up to scratch, but he was doing his best to get the audience to feel sorry for him, and how! Fly with crows, and you get shot down like crows. He’s been sussed, and he doesn’t like it one little bit.

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    • 270
      barefootcontessa says:

      I forgot to add, that, Alistair Campbell had come on the show to promote his sleazy book, and he was thwarted in that, so he threw a tantrum. Either way he showed himself up to be an out and out coward.

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  114. 252
    The Tears of a Clown says:

    BY CHOKEY CAMPBELL & THE DODGY DOSSIERS

    Oh yeah yeah yeah

    Now if there’s a frown on my face
    It’s only there trying to FOOL THE PUBLIC
    But when it comes down to fooling you
    Now honey that’s quite a different subject
    But don’t let my sad expression
    Give you the wrong impression
    Really I’m bad, oh I’m badder than bad
    You’re gone and I’m hurtin’ so bad
    Like a clown I pretend to be sad

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    • 258
      Alyingstare Campbell says:

      The clue is in my name…..

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        Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

        I’m releasing my version, ‘ The Tears of a Brown’ very soon.

        It’s a vote winner, although I would NEVER use my family as a prop.

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  115. 253
    christy says:

    Nell,this WMD freak is obviously off his trolley in his inane ramblings,never heard such bullshit for a long time,suggestion next time tell him to go and ply his words to toilets who might be symphetic to his crap.

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  116. 254
    Anonymous says:

    as if it was anything other than a pliy to sell a few more books.

    he is fucking everywhere.

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  117. 256
    Gordon Brown says:

    ” I’ve always said that Labour have more dead babies than the Torys.”

    Since we came to power there has been a 1000% increase….and we will not cut these numbers if we are re-elected.

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  118. 257
    A Pensioner says:

    O/T Gordon Brown To Attend Crisis Talks Over Greece”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/7183524/Gordon-Brown-to-attend-crisis-talks-over-Greece.html

    1. Greece is fucked, then
    2. Bit of a cheek to be telling Greece to reduce its debt!

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  119. 259
    Clive says:

    I have to say Guido, that the same thought crossed my mind.

    Brown is an emotional cripple and whilst I don’t doubt the feelings he had for his child I do think this is a put up.

    Campbell’s choking moment was absolutely definitely a ……..”How can people think so badly of us when we are such good righteous people doing the best for Queen and country.”

    Of course it was a load of bollox

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  120. 265
    Angry says:

    The way he says defensively “you cant prove that” whenever Marr quotes the 600,000 deaths that utter Hunt of a man has on his hands just sums him up.

    Campbell has no interest in facts, while in No. 10 he played it all as a game of spin and now cant understand why he is hated and mistrusted post the foreign policy balls up known as Iraq. He really seems to think spin will make us all forget.

    Nothing that man says is true, he is a professional liar and I firmly beleive that if there is a hell he’s going there.

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  121. 267
    Ratsniffer says:

    You are bang on the money Guido. NuLab has nothing left to offer voters, and is now going for the sympathy vote. They have done all their focus group rubbish, and discovered that people do not “connect” with Broon and his Nulabour comrades. The result? a round of sycophantic touchy feely interviews where it is let known that it is ok to ask “sensitive” questions.

    Pass the industrial sized puke bucket, please.

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    • 347

      I think it was it a moment of self-indulgent self-pity. No tears for Kelly, no tears for the soldiers, their families, the kidnapped and murdered, or the Iraqi dead, the 600,000+, but tears, instead, for himself.

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  122. 269
    Hoonite says:

    nah! you’re just a floater son

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  123. 271
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    The Thames is that way, you nonce.

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  124. 276
    Guidos Cheer Leader says:

    “Campbell cries” I couldn’t care less. In fact he’s one of at least two people in the world who if they dropped dead tomorrow I’d rejoice

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  125. 277
    Chapter 3 says:

    ” It was getting very hot under the Studio Lights. I loosened my tie and I think Andrew knew what was coming next. We both stripped to just our socks oblivious to the fact that the cameras were still running. Andrew wiped a tear from my cheek ” This isn’t your first time surely?” he whispered. Kirsty appeared and______________

    Oh fuckit I’m better at writing dossiers.

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  126. 280

    As a Stewart on my Mothers side, no one need tell me about the Campbell clan. However, on the Marr Show we witnessed live the realisation that in effect the game was up. Campbell hit the buffers full tilt. He simply didn’t see the line of questioning coming.

    In his mind Chilcot was a done deal. Over. Finished. Campbell could as he sat looking at Marr. However, the opposite was the reality, he could see no end to the same old line of questioning. No matter how many times he re-invents himself, the Blair witch project will forever be his personal cross to bear.

    Teflon Tony however bears non of this latent guilt, even to the extent that Mrs Blair now wants several gongs and to be a Baroness whatever that does or is. Nothing to do with procreation I understand, Campbell was after all expecting a soft interview on a piece of fiction.

    The fact the we may consider his professional life to be a piece of fiction, would not have been on his mind when he entered the Marr studio for a cosy chat… Savoir the moment, he did break down even if only for a nano second before the autobabble hypermode switched in. In years to come children will look up to you and say: ” Daddy where were you when Mr Campbell broke down?” Wearing a Chelsea Strip and shagging a French Underwear Model is not the answer we are looking for….

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  127. 281
    Al says:

    Bad Al is having a breakdown – doubt he will be around for the election. Certainly not afterwards.

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  128. 282
    barefootcontessa says:

    Alistair Campbell forgot the script! First sign of dementia?

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  129. 286
    caesars wife says:

    If the ruin gave one of bad als hustler stories as a statement in the house would it seal the deal .

    Ok guido Nicky Cambell breakfast show my take “why is the ruin so desperate to have an uber spinmiester ” “the only reason this bloke is on telly is to sell you what it was labour told you all in 97 and look how that panned out”
    “he writes and lives very interesting fiction” “hes insulating himself from the forth comming national poverty” “theres somthing of the 70s shop steward about him” “malcome tucker is a saint next to this guy”

    cheque in the post ?

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  130. 288
    Qua tunc says:

    What do co-conspirators think?

    Guido are you starting to see there’s a thread developing here?

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  131. 289
    Captain's log says:

    Bogof this week?

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  132. 291
    Jeff. says:

    It’s either sympathy vote or realising his role in history is not going to be written as he would have perceived. Anger remains not just with the public and the families of the dead troops but the troops themselves when everybody see this big headed showboat regurgitate his propaganda time and time again.
    Or maybe the realisation that if the Tory party wins then his chickens come home to roost.
    I wonder what would happen if he visted a country which promptly arrested him on war crimes at passport control? how would britain react? Would Gordon demand his release ?

    Hard to believe the anniversary of the Hannan video is upon us an anniversary that should be celebrated especially in an election.
    It should be brought back in to the public domain so everybody can see the writing was on the wall and all Gordon done was laugh.

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  133. 295

    Great post Guido. Very interesting about Campbell preparing Brown for his Piers Moron interview…

    Surely Campbell has realised that his snarling face is just associated with spin, sleaze and Blair……

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  134. 297
    George Osborne says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Thieves have broken in and cracked open the safe at Gordon Brown’s government offices. It is reported that they have stolen the 2010 election results

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  135. 299
    Engineer says:

    If Alistair Campbell is starting to realise that what he’s done to politics is vile and despicable, then it’s not before time. This man has, without a second thought, used personal denegration, exaggeration, smears and probably outright lies for party political benefit. It is quite clear that the best interests of the nation do not figure in his thinking. There is no place in public life for this sort of behavior.

    Do I feel sympathy for Campbell? No, just cold, unalterable contempt for what he has done to public affairs. The sooner he and his kind are banished – permanently – from public life, the better for politics.

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      Steve Expat says:

      That’s ever so polite Engineer – why not just say that the man is a dispicable fucking c­u­n­t, who would probably sell his only child if he thought it might get Labour a few extra votes?

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        Engineer says:

        Reading the thread (and it took a while!) it’s clear that Campbell isn’t respected in the least. It’s quite common on this blog for poiticians and political figures of the left to cop stick, sometimes couched in rather lurid terms, but the tone of comments display very clearly exactly the feelings that Guido’s co-conspirators have about Campbell.

        I genuinely cannot recall any other political figure in my lifetime that has earned so much cold anger, loathing and utter contempt. Campbell deserves it all, and more. The man is politically vile and despicable beyond words.

        R.I.P. Dr David Kelly. May your death – and so many others – be avenged.

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          Steve Expat says:

          I don’t believe there is anyone in modern politics held in such contempt. He was the man responsible for the overwhelming negativity, spin, smears and lies of the past fifteen years, continuing to this day even after McBride and his henchmen were exposed.

          I have never before seen a post get 350 replies in 3 hours on a Sunday night, short of Brown resigning no other man would elicit this much of a response from this audience. The video posted below of Michael Howard was both superb and spot on.

          As Guido said a week or so ago:
          To: Mrs Janice Kelly
          Message: Sorry.

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  136. 300
    Moley says:

    The tears are because they are sorry for themselves and no one else. They are tears of self pity.

    Self pity is not a positive attribute in a politician, it is negative, it is the way to lose respect, not earn it; and respect is a commodity in extreme short supply on the political scene at the moment.

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  137. 302
    My Mum says:

    Don’t worry son, liars are always caught out.

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  138. 305
    Jimmy says:

    “Guido is on Nicky Campbell’s breakfast show tomorrow talking about this topic. What do co-conspirators think?

    He had a late cancellation?

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  139. 307
    anon, anon, anon..... says:

    Reuters:-

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, caricatured by critics as a dour, unemotional Scot, shed tears while filming a television interview in which he was asked about his baby daughter’s death, his spokesman said on Sunday.

    He needs a spokesman to tell us he cried FFS

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    • 312
      anon, anon, anon..... says:

      Are you thinking what I’M thinking?

      His spokesman was………………

      Answers on a postcard

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  140. 310
    D L George says:

    ‘Class Act’ Guido?

    That tw@ couldn’t get a job on Crossroads as an extra.

    They’re plumbing new depths in the illusion the British public are far too dense to see what they’re up to.

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  141. 313
    Nash says:

    Watched Bad Al’s pal Tony Blair on Fox News being interviewed by Mike Huckabee (Part 2 next week). The interview needs publicity over here because Blair is not at all apologetic – anyone who disagrees with him is WRONG.

    Question to ask: Is Tony Blair resident in the UK for tax?
    Answer: Doubt it. Also suspect he has changed his domicile to Ireland via Cherie’s Irish citizenship like his kids.

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  142. 315
    Moley says:

    There may be agood reason for his tears. If you read these articles it suggests that there is a very real crisis brewing; one of Sovereign default, and thanks to Gordon Brown, we are right in the firing line.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/7182739/Greek-Ouzo-crisis-escalates-into-global-margin-call-as-confidence-ebbs.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/7183524/Gordon-Brown-to-attend-crisis-talks-over-Greece.html

    Will the other European Finance Ministers listen to Brown, as he gives them guidance on economic policy?

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Any idea why they want to call it the “Ouzo crisis”?

      I hope its not just a Sun-like pop at forriners from the telegraph.

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  143. 316
    Engineer says:

    It’s been posted many times, but it’s still relevant.

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      Joey Joe Joe says:

      That’s the one and only time I’ve liked Michael Howard. But then, pretty much anyone looks better when put next to Herr Campbell.

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      • 339
        Mrs Trellis says:

        It was a total take-down of the gutterpress reporter Campbell. Anyone remember Bernard Ingham?

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          barefootcontessa says:

          That clip is so brilliant! Well done M Hpward. Did you catch the dry eyes and thus the excessive blinking? MH’s comments hurt.

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  144. 317
    the change we choose says:

    I think he had a mental picture of the 100.000 dead Iraqi children he and B Liar and brown and all of the labour bastards are responsible for, as well as 1.000.000 adults dead ,wounded,missing , it probably made him feel a little sad, i hope he tops himself with a rope.

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      jgm2 says:

      I’m still amazed that anybody would think for one moment that Al Campbell, Tony Blair or Gordon brown give a shit for 100,000’s of Iraqi dead. Not a shit. Nothing could be further from their mind.

      The only reason Al Campbell is blubbing is because it is finally dawning on him that maybe, just maybe he might be charged with a crime in relation to the whole pack of lies and hounding to death of Kelly. He’s just crying like a little kid who has been caught lying. And for the same self-interested reasons.

      Fuck Kelly, fucky 100,000’s of Iraqis. Fuck lying about a war. Fuck 200 dead British soldiers. It’s all about me baby. How do you think I,/I> feel when you’re all blaming me.

      Brown is the same. Going for the women’s vote with a woe-is-me, my tough life. Let’s forget that I have completely with malice aforethought fucked up the UK economy – let me tell you about my dead kid boo-hoo.

      Oh fuck off. Just fuck off you cynical c*nts.

      Oi, Brown why don’t you just quit and spend more time with your family and less time fucking up the UK.

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  145. 318
    AC1 says:

    I hope Guido’s feeling “flush”.

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  146. 327
    Joey Joe Joe says:

    My unauthorized biography of Herr Alistair Campbell:

    CAMPBELL IS AN ABSOLUTE, COMPLETE AND UTTER FUCKING C/UNT.
    THE END.

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  147. 329
    45 minutes to Cyprus but no delivery system Al says:

    Do not pass go do not pick up some dodgy expenses.
    Just go to the Hague

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  148. 330
    allan akhbar says:

    campbell is one of the most disgusting people to have ever walked the planet…….a man filled with hatred and has no redeeming features……….

    what a cock!

    and brown? wasnt he the guy that would never use his wife or family?

    they are all lying cheating shit stabbers….

    i really do hope they get they get cancer……….

    but i have the utmost sympathy for a cancer that would have to co-habit with Huntz like these!

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    • 333
      Joey Joe Joe says:

      To be fair, Brown hasn’t used his family. The child who died probably wasn’t his. His beard Sarah was most likely impregnated by an anonymous jizz donor. He probably squeezed lemon juice in his eyes in order to muster fake tears over a child he couldn’t give three shits about. People with autism aren’t intentionally heartless, they just can’t feel empathy. Damien McDonut probably had to sit him and down and explain that, with an election coming, it might be a good idea to pretend to be human. At that point, Gordon stood up, threw a fax machine and hurled his secretary from her chair.

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  149. 331
    Joey Joe Joe says:

    In an ideal world, Herr Campbell and Tony B Liar would be in prison. Maybe David Cameron should look into it when he becomes prime minister in 10 weeks. It would certainly be a popular policy.

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  150. 335
    Joey Joe Joe says:

    This is the bunch of jokers we’ve had running the country:

    Gormless Brown The Prime Mentalist
    Tony B Liar
    John Two Big Macs Prescott
    Harridan Hardperson
    Bob Jobsworth
    Ed Ballsup
    Yvette Blooper
    Tessa Cheek by Jowells
    Jacqui Shits
    David Millipede
    Alistair Hello Darling
    Lord Baron Mantlepiece
    Margaret Hanging Basket
    Patricia Blewitt
    Jack Strawman

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  151. 342
    BOO HOO M and BUST says:

    The Worst Piece of acting ever
    What a fucking set up
    More practice Req

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  152. 346
    French, moi? says:

    I see Jonah is to attend crisis talks about Greece this week in Brussels.

    No doubt the talks will start at about on Wednesday at about 1200 hrs.

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  153. 354
    Pity the men with perfect eyesight who cannot see a thing says:

    It is blatantly obvious to see that Labours election strategy is:

    1) “Tears of a Clown” to win the sympathy vote
    2) A glorious election-eve victory in Operation Moshtarak, Afghanistan regardless of the outcome or how many dead soldiers
    3) To dosh out £800 million on Northern Ireland to ‘buy’ a resolution on policing
    4) To dosh out millions and ‘buy’1.6 million cancer voters, money we haven’t got.

    My own feeling is that ‘books’ are so bad and there are so many skeletons in the downing street cupboards that Brown & Co will do anything to stop them being revealed.

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    • 367
      Observer says:

      Spot on.

      If Brown does call an early election short £. It means that he expects a financial crisis v soon.

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    • 386
      Cynical B******d says:

      I have always felt that there were a shit-load of skeletons in the cupboard that were causing concern – no amount of wallpaper or whitewash will cover them up.

      Maybe we should grab ALL MPs’ passports before the general election.

      I do not want the bastards to make off with their ill-gotten gains so that they can enjoy a life abroad.

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    • 427
      Tony Blair says:

      1 600 000 sufferers 5 visits a day possible 365 days in a year.
      877 visitors?

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  154. 357
    David Sterling says:

    Alistair Campbell is an untrustworthy character, an weak, arch spin doctor trying again to make an impact so as to sell his next work of fiction. Fiction to rival the dodgy dossier that was so criticised…. Who does this ‘reformed alcoholic’ really think he is? Does he really believe the people have any regard for him? They despise him and Bliar for the dodgy dossier that was used to promote a case for war.
    His theatrical performance on Marr’s show was pathetic and when he started to pull faces, it was time to turn off.

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  155. 359
    Doc Trough says:

    It was the sort of performance that one sees from a ‘distraught’ husband at a police news conference. A snivelling exhortation to ‘our Roxanne’ to ‘come home darlin’ for the sake of the kids…(sniff).” This a couple of days before the bloke is led away in cuffs and charged with murder.

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  156. 364
    David Cameron says:

    In light of the latest Conservative Party proposed defence budget cuts, the navy has announced a more up to date recruitment campaign:

    The Royal Navy

    We’re all in the same boat

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  157. 365
    A Doctor says:

    The Man in the Mirror is haunting Campbell. He knows all the dirty evil secrets of Campbell’s past. He is mocking Campbell, driving him to the edge.

    The Man in the Mirror is Campbell.

    Only way out.

    Glenfiddich
    Magnum 357
    Balls to do the right thing

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  158. 366
    Anonymous says:

    The only question is who should get the Oscar-Blair,Brown or Campbell.

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      And the Winner of the Oscar for most hammiest performance goes to says:

      Bliar is one of the greatest actors that the British Stage never had the privilege of seeing on the boards. Afterall who could forget some of his all time “great Roles” such as the “Straightsortaguy” in the Ecclestone Affair. His greatest lines – “She was the People’s Princess” as he strove to save Britain and the Monarchy in “Annus Horribulus Part 2″; “His famous “This is not a time for soundbites but I feel the hand of history..” oration on the steps of Hillsboorough in “The even longer Good Friday than the one before” or the raw emotion;the teasing of the audience,the fey look at the camera or his grandstanding performance of total sincerity as he faced the HoC at Brtiain’s darkest hour and gave one the best performances of his career as he called on all his powers of persuasion in an echo of great British War leaders such as Churchill in “Storm Clouds over Iraq” and totally wowed his audience or his final appearance at the Despatch Box in “I did in my way” which drew gasps of amazement and applause as the “Great Thespian” exited left to a standing ovation and breathless admiration from the front benches opposite. Truly a legend on par with the theatrical greats such as Olivier or Gielgud.Alas the great man bombed in his latest outing at the Sir John Chilcott Theatre in a remake of- “Je Ne Regrett Rien” but I don’t hold that against him and he still thoroughly deserves the award

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    • 371
      T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

      Is there money with an Oscar ??

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  159. 368
    Les Grognards says:

    Week 10: 8 February 2010
    Date Witness Timing of session Relevant role
    8 February
    Rt Hon Jack Straw MP 14:00 – 17:00 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001 – 2006

    O/T Why is Jack Straw being recalled to give evidence to Chilcot this afternoon ?

    Let’s hope we don’t have the spectacle of him breaking down in tears too.That would too much !!!

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  160. 369
    Gordon Brown says:

    Whats the difference between David Cameron at Prime Ministers Question Time and a bull ? The bull has the horns at the front and the arsehole at the back

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  161. 372
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    VOTE WINNER FOR THE TORIES

    New Labour plan to sell Dover to the French

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  162. 373
    angelnstar says:

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/big-fat-fakes-part-2/

    It’s the X Factor Offensive. Contestants who know they aren’t very good singers cry on camera or relate upsetting episodes in their past lives to elicit sympathy. They all have Dads who left them, they were swapped at birth, and are looking for their real parents, or their uncle fell under a bus.

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    • 378
      No 9 bus says:

      I want to push Brown UNDER a bus and then ask the driver (Ainsworth,I suppose?) to reverse back over the monster.

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      • 403
        angelnstar says:

        It is so obvious, cynical and ridiculous, I cannot believe AC and GB expect us to fall for this. They are making total fools of themselves.

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  163. 377
    confused says:

    they are in a mad bubble.in total denial about iraq and the state of britain today.

    they wander around saying it was not me,until the facts are in front of their face and bang,the reality of the worst government since cromwell(well kind of government) cant be avoided,lied about,smeared,so why not cry.
    i would.

    they are the foxes of the political landscape,.
    here is something odd about seeing a dying fox,even though they are responsible for a lot of suffering.

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    • 415
      c.eng says:

      Foxes are resposible for no more suffering than any other carnivores, especially man.

      But unlike the fox we hide our murderous slaughter house activities so as not to offend our sensitive ‘burger and chicken in a basket’ souls.

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  164. 381
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Campbell having his Hillary Clinton moment – who’d have thought it. He’ll be having periods next.

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  165. 385
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Conspiracy theories are best left simple. And I’m always surprised how stupid politicians look when they try hard to pull a trick like this off.

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  166. 387
    Eileen Critchley says:

    Made me cringe more than David Brent!

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  167. 390
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Too late now for New Labour to change leaders before the General Election so the Tory strategy can now change from one of soaking up punches delivered by Labour to a full scale no holds barred assault on C’unt Face Brown……FIRE

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  168. 391
    English Liberation Front says:

    Seems like the Labour hierarchy believe an outbreak of tears will win them sympathy and votes. Pathetic! We will have Lord Mandelfly crying about his Brazilian boyfriend’s visa next, Darling crying about the fiscal deficit and Prescott crying for screwing his secretary in Admiralty House!

    Oh – forgot to mention Millipede crying for waving a banana at the cameras and thus ending his leadership ambitions.

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    • 406
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      (re:prescott:) Why? Did she drop his pie when she climaxed?

      (“Ere love, hold this pie, I won’t be long”)

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  169. 395
    REEVO says:

    The sad consequence of bad Al “jessie” Campbell and his mates is that the lives of many UK subjects have been dumped, their blood needlessly spilled on a lie.

    The lives lost “and to be lost” they are only a small fraction compared to those soldiers crippled, unfit to work and quietly cast aside to languish with their misery.

    This stupidity still goes on today, Afghans do not need our western blood, any more than they did soviet involvement, Afghans look to IRAN not the infidel, local politicians thieves opportunists and warlords in Kabul thrive under the stewardship of the British Government, birds of a feather so to speak!

    I would not trust Al Campbell, or for that matter the current cast of cheats and liars at Westminster to see me across the road safely!

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  170. 397
    lola says:

    “I’ll sthcream and I’ll sthcream until I’m sthick. And I can!”

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  171. 399
    Anonymous says:

    I have watched AC closely for the last 15 years and my judgment is that he faked his initial recation to it – he was asked a question whcih he could not answer. He had already failed to answer it and to do so again would take the voters for fools. He needed a distraction. Whether the aftermath of his initial feigned pause was self-perpetuating or due to a real crack-up is a further question that onloy he can answer. I liked Hague’s reaction to it and it means you dont accuse him of faking it. Guido – if anyone accuses you of lacking a heart then just point to David Kelly and AP’s bully buy tactics when he was TB’s RHM.

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  172. 404
    Anonymous says:

    Brown always wheels Sarah on when he is struggling. This time he also wheeled the rest of his family on . Disgusting. Especially the people behind it who should have had more idea than Gordo just how disgusting it was.

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  173. 405
    50 Calibre says:

    Diddums…

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  174. 412
    hoppin'mad says:

    It’s a pity you were quite so laid back on Radio 5 this morning Guido, and didn’t make the points you make in this posting, especialy in the face of Lorraine’s sugary gush.

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  175. 413
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    I guess even the master of spin, lies, and deceit reaches the point where it actually becomes quite tricky to carry on telling blatant porkies in the face of having been so comprehensively caught out.

    He was still quite good at changing the subject though, to get away from the really tough questions, wasn’t he?

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  176. 414
    Jez says:

    Guido, you were too soft on Campbell and Brown this morning on Radio 5.

    Lorraine Davidson was so outrageous in her defence of these two socipaths that even Nicky Campbell was gobsmacked. It’s a pity you let her get away with all that crap by your laid-back approach.

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  177. 418
    Henley Historian says:

    “The voters will see through it, though, as the UK public are a cynical bunch.”

    Would that be the same bunch who put this lot in and kept them there for 10 years?

    The fault, in the end, is not with the politicians, but with the voters.

    CON MAN was written in Tony Blair’s lineaments from the moment his mother pushed him out of the womb. The question to be answered is why he was sufficiently loved to gain and keep power by anybody other than his terrified if penitent parents.

    As for Al Campbell, he’ll be weeping, alright. Streaming tears of rage as he watches the playback of that interview, again, and again, and realises that his desperate gamble just didn’t pay off. He’ll be watching it for years; it’s the moment which wrote FINIS for him. Is that adequate punishment?

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  178. 423
    Grim Reaper approaches says:

    Alastair showed that he was mortal – He appeared to have a “Senior Moment” when he forgot his lines. Oh dear Alastair, old age is creeping up on you…

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  179. 424
    Slim Jim says:

    What wi’ Ali greetin’ an’ Broon bubblin’, it wid bring tears tae a gless een!

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  180. 434
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, did Bad Al send you the book with the apology to Mrs Kelly for his part in the death of her husband?

    Tony

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  181. 435
    Penfold says:

    Ali C. is the master of spin, the choreographer de jour of smoke and mirrors, and holds a D.Phil in deception and double dealing.
    You couldn’t trust that snake a micron.
    If he has been coaching Gordo in these dark arts to give a good impression on the I/V then it only goes to confirm what we already know. That Gordo had a charisma by-pass as a child and is in fact a cold and unemotional reptile..(Perhaps David Icke was right all along he just got the names wrong and didn’t realise that some time in the future Gordo would be King and Fuhrer and our GreatLeader.)
    Preparing Gordo for i/v is like taking a chance on a rank outsider for the National, will he perform, does he the stamina and will he get over those fences.
    I presume he will be given an easy ride and asked all the right questions.

    Bah humbug.

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    Tony Booth says:

    This creature has always been unbalanced and in possession of a seriously malevolent mind. He knows we know he has blood on his hands and he knows he can lie his way out of any situatiuon BUT in his quiet moments he knows he can never escape the reponsibility he shares with his political master, for the utterly needless deaths of many hundreds of soldiers and many thousands of civilians. I genuinely hope the knowledge tortures him unmercilessly throuigh all his remaining nights and days.

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      John Terry I am snide and treacherous says:

      I agree. And what was really revealing about this self-pitying, devious sod was when Marr stated the 600,000 deaths and injuries to civilians and troops in the Iraq war. Campbell said, that the figure hasn’t been proven. In other words if it was 500,000 or 400,000 or 300,000 etc that would make it less of an illegal war.

      I think this liar has at last realised he has been found out as the instigator of the fictional dodgy dossier and indirectly responsible for the death of Dr Kelly as well as all those killed in the war. A truly despicable man.

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    [...] Bad Al: Class Act or On the Edge queries Guido Fawkes [...]

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    Anonymous says:

    There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever that both Brown and Campbell did it deliberately to try and get the sympathy vote.

    There’s nothing that they won’t stoop to, they’ll do anything, absolutely anything, to try and avoid any blame for anything and to try and increase the labour vote.

    In the case of Campbell, he did it to buy himself a few seconds to work out how to answer an awkward question and to then avoid answering it properly.

    In the case of Brown, he did it to give the appearance of being a human being to help get more votes.

    Please, anyone reading this, don’t give either of them any sympathy.

    If you want to feel sorry for someone, then feel sorry for Dr Kelly’s family, or for all the soldiers who’ve died because Brown wouldn’t sign the cheque to give them proper equipment.

    I’m not a great believer in conspiracy theories, but everything that Brown/Campbell have ever said/done points to both events being entirely deliberate and done to avoid blame and to try and secure some extra votes.

    When things were going well for them in the polls nobody from labour ever showed “emotion”, but weeks away from the election they suddenly all come out and start blubbing on national tv.

    Fuck them, they’re evil, and they’ll get no sympathy from me.

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    Barnabus Scudamore says:

    I put AC’s “moment” down as very poor acting.

    I came to this conclusion from the “micro expressions”.

    If you watch his face, he pulls his lips tight, he coughs just before “breaking down” his hands are all over the shop.

    Rubbish performance.

    Watch the same performance from Blair when he announces Diana has been killed in 1997. Very Very wooden.

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    Anonymous says:

    I have to comment on this with the following: I have been watching and listening to AC for over 15 years and his defense of his outburst/crack up is unbelievable but not surprising. As usual ,he throws up his Aunt Sally’s:

    1) He says during the interview that the question he was asked by Marr has been asked time and time again.

    That is not true – it has only been posed to him and TB at the Chilcott inquiry (of course AC had to clarify his evidence) and then Marr asked him it again – the problem for him is he can’t answer the question without looking shifty.

    2) In this blog he says:

    But the reality is there is no question on Iraq I have not been asked many many times, and I guess it does get frustrating to be asked them again and again, knowing that most people have made up their minds one way or another. For years, we have been accused of lying when we know we didn’t. For inquiry after inquiry, we’ve faced perfectly legitimate questions which we have answered as best we can. I have been at four inquiries now, and though the first three cleared me of the serious allegations of wrongdoing I faced, it is never good enough for those who opposed what we did.

    What a load of cobblers – who does this guy think he is. A serious flaw in their whole argument has been exposed by the question posed to AP at the Chilcott inquiry and yet he seeks to convince us that this question has been asked many times before.

    The very fact that he is trying to hoodwink us in this respect tells us that he just couldn’t answer the question and either had a panic attack or an Oscar moment.

    What a piece of work this man is. I supported the war because I was told that SH had WMD and was prepared to use them on us. I am in no doubt that I am one of very many who have moved to the other side of this argument since their lies have been exposed.

    Any journalist must continue to press AP on this at every opportunity. I just hope he gets called back the inquiry.

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    Xepharian says:

    Campbell is a piece of shit and I agree with most people but don’t you think that this is just a blind to draw attention away from his leader who was in fact PM at the time and ultimately responsible; Tony Bliar. Why isn’t Bliar appearing in the press and telling lies about his part in the Iraq Invasion or at least trying to win acting awards. Campbell is still doing the job he always did and protecting his buddy Bliar.
    Rotten to the core I’m afraid – all of them and I suspect in a lot of cases, imho, out of touch and clinically insane.

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    [...] Bad Al Campbell: Class Act or On the Edge? Alastair has long revelled in his macho, hard-man, Malcolm Tucker image. He has gone through four Iraq inquiries and he [...] [...]

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    Hahaha – this is brilliant – the actor’s coach acting –

    the best line was “…people don’t want to hear/know the truth…”

    the irony is the size of a ship

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    sorry, was laughing so much forget to mention the immortal “Tony Blair is an honourable man…” classic.

    Any jobs going at the Old Vic? Or Eastenders perhaps?

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    Anonymous says:

    Great idea for a follow up program, a live broadcast of the Scottish Scunner having his daily colonic irrigation, with full sound effects of course. And by the way I see his malign influence was in full effect upon Scotland’s unfortunate result at Murrayfield this afternoon.

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