February 17th, 2010

Bad Al Campbell Lying Again

Alastair Campbell on BBC R4′s Loose Ends, on Saturday claimed that he had never briefed journalists with negative stories about ministers. Whereas Gordon used aides (Balls and McBride) to harm the reputations of other ministers:

“Gordon did have people around him who were briefing against colleagues all the time. I just didn’t. Politics is a team game.”

So who said Gordon was “psychologically flawed”?

Will any Lobby hacks actually call him on this? Didn’t he just recently openly slag off former Labour Minister Clare Short at the Chilcott Inquiry, live on TV?  C’mon Rawnsley, Rentoul, Sir Michael White, tell us: is Alastair telling the truth?


213 Comments

  1. 1
    Martin Day says:

    Is anyone connected with politics honest ????

    • 5
      Hang The Bastards says:

      The Hunt lies more than he breathes

      • 35
        The posh voice on the M&S ads says:

        This isn’t just hypocracy, this is Labour hypocracy. Labour where quality matters.

      • 38
        Fees Office Clerk says:

        Bad Al Campbell? Isn’t that the name of a song by Johnny Cash?

        “My Daddy told me Son, when I was just a kid
        What big old Bad Al Campbell used to do for kicks…..”

        • 166

          More appropriate is Mr Cash’s HURT.

          I wear this crown of thorns
          upon my liar’s chair
          full of broken thoughts
          I cannot repair
          beneath the stains of time
          the feelings disappear
          you are someone else
          I am still right here

          what have I become?
          my sweetest friend
          everyone I know
          goes away in the end
          and you could have it all
          my empire of dirt

          I will let you down
          I will make you hurt

    • 6
      Anonymous says:

      Frank Field comes to mind but other than that, NO.

      • 112
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        Field? Honest? Dear oh dear.

      • 181
        Donny Dazzler says:

        Frank Ifield, more like.

        Incidentally, Frank Ifield is planning a joint comeback single with the Sex Pistols – it’s called “I Remember You, You Fucking Twat”.

    • 11
      Alyingstare Campbell says:

      Just a moment – I’m getting a bit tearful again…….

      I think Tony B£iar is a really hoonourable man…….

      • 12
        Alyingstare Campbell says:

        How can you tell when I’m lying ??

        When my lips are moving.

      • 34
        Mr Ned says:

        You know he is lying, the Lobby hacks know he is lying, we all know he is lying. The difference between us all is that you, Guido and all of us will happily call him on his many lies, distortions, hallucinations, wild flights of nut-case conspiracy theories about Saddam doing secret deals with his sworn tribal enemies to threaten us with weapons that he had not possessed for over 13 years. The Lobby will not dare call him out for the lying sack of shit fantasist that he really is.

        BTW Guido, when are you going to do a blog article on the Holly Greig case? You are looking weak and slow on this one.

        • 66
          Engineer says:

          The ‘D’-notice might have something to do with that.

          Guido’s is the most-read political blog in the country, and there are some who would love to shut it down, so the lad has to ‘step canny’.

        • 121
          Anonymous says:

          Do you know if anyone has attempted to submit an e-petition relating to the Hollie Greig case on the Number10 website? I couldn’t see any when I checked and not sure whether this would fall within the coverage of the D notice (assuming it’s even valid outside of Scotland). Of course, it wouldn’t be needed if one of MPs lurking on here would have the balls to do the right thing and raise it in the next PMQs…

        • 145
          Lord G says:

          I must have been asleep over the weekend – have just been reading some of the Hollie Greig story (particularly around Robert Green).

          If half of it is true then it is a fucking disgrace (again), but particularly disgusting. I hope the current efforts to ‘out’ the information succeeds and these gubby little fuckers are burned alive.

          If true, the abuse is disgusting enough, but the cover up is at least as bad and makes the notion of justice a total farce…

          • anon,anon,anon..... says:

            Get The Pope to raise it when he comes. It was Gordon wot asked him.

          • Anonymous says:

            They’ll circle the wagons around their own. You only have to look at the cover up in the 60′s over scat/rent boy shenanigans involving a Kray twin and Tory/Labour politicians – it was alluded to in a recent C4 documentary. Something about being a politician that attracts deviants!!

        • 155
          Greychatter says:

          Dodgy Al and Dodgy Tony the Dodgy Media we all know they believe the lies they tell, that’s what they think they are paid to do.

          Probably the lot of them have never cottoned on to the fact that they would be better thought of if they all told the whole truth.

    • 21
    • 30
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Oxymoron old chap.

    • 161
      anon,anon,anon..... says:

      Great fodder for Rory Bremner

    • 190
      pissed off voter says:

      In their world, politicians never lie; they spin, are disingenuous or have amnesia attacks. Truth is 1p for each political lie told by the current lot would clear the national debt.

    • 200
      Hogday says:

      So, is Campbell saying that Blair didn’t have Balls but Brown has Aides?

  2. 2
    BillyBob ... reduce crime, prison numbers and reform the benefits system!! Stop immigration !! says:

    Seems to me that some in Labour could not lie straight in bed !!

  3. 3
    Lord G says:

    Selective amnesia… hang the tosser!

  4. 4
    It's in the Gene pool says:

    Lying is in the DNA of New Labour

  5. 8
    john in cheshire says:

    What is it with the BBC and Alastair Campbell. He is probably amongst the most reviled people in the country and yet they use our money to have him on their shows. If there was any morality in the BBC, they would have nothing to do with the slimeball.

    • 14
      backwoodsman says:

      Ah, in beeboid terms, that gives him nearly as much credibility as an unfunny, non white, left wing, alternative commedian.

      • 16
        Dangly Scrotum's Village Idiot says:

        And Marcus Brigstocke.

        • 19
          genghiz the kahn says:

          And as much extra curricula work for Kevin MucGuire.

        • 26
          Dave Dave says:

          Michael McIntyre is shite too. Totally unfunny. Bring on the end of the BBC

          • Londoner says:

            hear hear

            can’t believe that nicky campbell would lie though, can you?

          • Mr Ned says:

            Actually I found Michael McIntyre to be hilariously funny, the first time I saw his show on video. The second time wasn’t so funny and by the third time I was harassed into seeing it, his mannerisms and vocal range really pissed me off.

            I can watch the late, great Bill Hicks or George Carlin over and over again. The sad part is, their material never seems to age, at all. Even their political stuff keeps being relevant.

            I remember watching a Bill Hicks video in 2003 and freakishly, it was even more relevant and topical in 2003, than it was in 1993 when he performed it!

          • Tattooed_Arry says:

            Ned totally agree re: Carling and Hicks, sadly missed. Try Doug Stanhope, similar take on Life, not in the same league as Carlin and Hicks, yet. But he’s getting there.

    • 50
      .243 Win says:

      52 Lottery-funded losers (soon to appear in a corporate away-day seminar near you as motivational speakers) being broadcast by 74 – count ‘em twice – 74 TV tax funded beeboids. Our money at work…

    • 52
      Catflap says:

      The BBC will forgive anyone anything even murder(leslie Grantham) but,however popular(Chubby Brown) you tell a non PC joke and you will not get a look in.

    • 71
      Engineer says:

      I wonder what the BBC’s approach would have been to Bernard Ingham if he’d gone about his work in the same manner as Al Campbell?

    • 75

      Keep him on, it reminds everyone where the problems have emanated from.

      His ego and fragile personality disorder are just about keeping him going.

      Prepare for a total collapse soon when Labour get decimated in the GE. The Polls are against them, but they have plenty more time to really screw things up.

      With Gordon’s lucky light touch, anything can happen in the next 30 minutes.

    • 168
      Greychatter says:

      Dodgy Al and another BBC favorite is Kevin McGuire – wasn’t it him who was reported as saying thet the only way Gordon Brown could win the election was if they found the body of Madelaine McCann in David Cameron’s garage?

      What sick people the BBC keeps wheeling out.

      • 179
        AC1 says:

        Didn’t Gordon get personally involved with the Madelaine McCann disappearance? Much to the annoyance of the Spanish authorities.

        Many have linked it to the Hollie Grieg case.

  6. 9
    UB40 says:

    Know any good songs about unemployment, 8.1 million of the working age population out of participation in the labour market.

  7. 10
    .243 Win says:

    “is Alastair telling the truth?”

    Is his over-worked gob open ? Yes ? Then he’s lying.

  8. 15
    Moley says:

    No story about Campbell would be complete without this;

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2003/jul/21/marketingandpr.bbc

    An article which epitomises how low the Labour Party sunk when it employed him.

    • 24
      When justice catches up with evil says:

      Alleyway
      10 men
      Baseball
      Bats
      Campbell
      Within
      an
      inch
      of
      his
      life
      or perhaps
      not

    • 53
      Doris says:

      Thanks for that link Moley. It’s amazing how quickly the press and the public have been made to forget these revelations from years ago.

      How the hell has this lying creep (Campbell) lasted so long? And why is such a dishonest, immoral monster given so much positive air time on our televisions and radios. Surely this is proof enough that our country is ‘broken’ and has lost its moral compass.

      • 98
        Dinsdale says:

        Cos he was good copy.
        Always there with a good quote or tasty bit of gossip,
        and of course ‘Nobody could go to the Tony, save through him’.
        It isn’t that the country has lost its moral compass – the country has been fed a diet of ‘strictly big brother dancing on Xfactor’ until it has become stupified and soporific.
        The guilty ones are the ‘Lobby’. They live off the poison dripped from the likes of Campbell. They had a duty to the public, holding the government to the question. Instead they spend their time promulgating government propaganda and eating at the government’s table.

      • 132
        barefootcontessa says:

        Yes, Alistair Campbell is a monster. How is it that the BBC keep giving him air time? I telephone every time he pops up, to complain, but he must have ‘contacts’ at the BBC, because he goes on popping up.

        • 187
          Beano says:

          It’s simple really, Labour allows the BBC ‘Gravy Train’ to carry on rolling as long as it is acting as their propaganda arm. Every statement from Labour is announced as fact while every Tory statement is given a rebuttal (Liam Byrne is usually asked). Programmes are made about dodgy Tory Peers just before an election, but not dodgy Labour ones. Unelected and discredited figures such as Campbell are given air time or in the case of McBride, jobs. In general every item is heavily biased in Labour’s favour, and against the Conservatives.

  9. 18
    The BBC's Assassin says:

    When Gordon next goes to hospital to have his eyes checked, any chance of sending Ray Gosling to visit him?

  10. 22
    It's all in a name says:

    Why call him “Bad Al” ?

    Surely; “the lying, alcoholic, totally useless piece of dog excrement who is a candidate for a trapdoor” would be a better name?

  11. 23
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    There are more BBC leeches (sorry, I meant staff) at the Winter Olympics than in the entire British Olympic Team.

    • 28
      Steve Cram says:

      Fuck off. What’s a poor Geordie to do man?

      • 59
        Grammar School Boy says:

        Cram a Geordie? Puuurleeezzz.

        Don’t know who would be more offended, Cram or Geordies.

        He’s a Sundlund supporter from Jarra, man.

    • 32
      Granny smith says:

      Imagine the expense claims.

    • 33
      John Inverdale BBC Uberkunt says:

      Some BBC prick described the 16th place of the ‘Brit’ – some Yank twat – in the mens Luge as ‘tantalising’. As in a ‘tantalising’, 16th placed useless tosser, who needs to fuck off back to Yankland and stop sponging off gambling-addicted broke Lottery players.

      • 45
        Cherie 'BoBo' Blair says:

        I can be tantalising anywhere, just give me a chance ………….

      • 78
        Marchamont says:

        silly question – but how many millions have we given to our lugers, and our curlers and all the other pointless winter non-sports.

        I know – if our curlers win a medal it will be money well spent as people all over the UK will rush to take up curling or start sliding downhill on tea trays.

    • 40
      Team GBR sundry Useless Twat says:

      Be fair, it’s awfully slippy out there.

    • 42
      Ski jumper says:

      And on and on the Scottish hag bag drones – Hazel something?

      Like the actual Olympics movement,the BBC is in long term decline from which it will never recover.

    • 58
      JMT says:

      The Beijing Olympics were the same: about 200 lycra-clad running, jumping, cycling types and a further 380 BBC types, rent boys, fluffers and toot suppliers.

      • 116
        Moley says:

        Will the BBC give us a documentary about the total carbon footprint of the olympics including construction, and travel of all competitors, all the media, all the spectators, and everybody watching it on television.?

        Didn’t think so.

        If anthropogenic global warming is for real; the first big step would be to can the Olympics.

        Do you hear the silence?

  12. 27
    Burl Ives says:

    I don’t know why he chooses to lie,
    Perhaps he’ll die….

  13. 29
    Clarence says:

    Can I just point out that Alastair Campbell can rightly claim not to have described Gordon Brown as ‘psychologically flawed’? This is because he never said it.

    He said that Brown has ‘psychological flaws’ which may have the same meaning but is not the phrase that is commonly ascribed to him.

    This is why Campbell claimed – justifiably – that he never used the phrase ‘psychologically flawed’.

    He is still a liar and a pitiful excuse for a human being, though.

    • 36
      So kind of you says:

      Thank you for your explanation,Alistair,you pile of crap.

    • 39
      Floored says:

      A teapot that has flaws will not fetch the price of one without flaws; therefore it can be described as flawed. To say that a person has flaws must also be the same as saying he is flawed.

      My personal favourite ‘flooring’ is still nonethenless what Jeremy Clarkson did to Piers Flawson.

    • 54
      South of the M4 says:

      Yeh, and I never said snow is white. What i actually said was ‘ as white as snow’. You see, a different meaning entirely…………….

      • 105
        Clarence says:

        Ah, but we live in a NuLabour Looking-Glass World; a world in which no one ever lies, no one is ever responsible and the bully is always the victim.

        In NuLabour’s world, saying someone has ‘motherfuckerish tendencies’ is completely different to calling that same someone a ‘motherfucker’.

        Indeed, South of the M4, if I called you a motherfucker now, I would simply deny everything, claim my Hotmail account had been hacked and that I was the victim of a hate crime.

        • 128
          Moley says:

          Wait for millions of people to claim that hackers have made their online tax return disappear.

          Hackers do not need motives, as David Wright will confirm, they just pick on people at random.

  14. 37
    CAMPBELL IS THE ANTICHRIST says:

    FFS, why don’t you let this person just fade away.
    People know what he is and what he does, so posting more and more of the same is just a waste of everyones time.

    • 48
      Cheryl Cole says:

      yeah but it helps to distract the plebs from the banksters heist, the child killing and torture and the final economic collapse, so fair’s fair.

    • 63
      Susie says:

      I’m so looking forward to the day when these characters are just a dark stain on the nation’s history and irrelevancies.

  15. 44
    Doris says:

    Campbell is a compulsive liar. It is second nature to him and he probably doesn’t even know when he is doing it. His lies are now catching up with him and he contradicts himself – just like Mandelson and Brown.

    They’re all at it – they don’t have a clue about fair play – they simply cannot do it. They are just a bunch of spineless cowards who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions and lies. Pathetic, low life scum.

    “Be sure your sins will find you out”.

  16. 49
    Rawnsley, Rentoul, and Sir Michael White, says:

    A?

  17. 57
    The Dirty Rat. says:

    Pinocchio would turn in his grave.

  18. 61
    John says:

    Why would they break confidences? Never get stories again…

  19. 62
    Mad as a mad thing says:

    Guido,

    I think your headline will be much more powerful when he is caught telling the truth.

    if of course it should ever happen

  20. 64

    Awwww…. Don’t be so mean, you lot. You’ll make him cry again.

  21. 65
    New New Labour says:

    Hey

    unemployment is at a record high

    and money paid out in benfits is at an all time high

    and our national debt is at an all time high

    and our deficit is at an all time high

    and our exenses are at an all time high

    and the cost of the Olympics will be an all time high

    and we sold gold at an all time high erm low

    and our robbing of your pensions is at an all time high

    and our taxes are at an all time high

    but not as high as we thought

    so vote labour and we’ll promise to keep the bbc

    • 137
      Nick2 says:

      Vote Labour and get continued fiscal incontinence followed by economic collapse, anarchy & martial law.

      (Not necessarily in that order.)

      • 150
        Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

        It kept Adolf Hitler in power for about….er,er, 13 years……

        Aaarrrggghhhh history repeats itself !!

    • 149
      udderly 'orrible says:

      …but ladyboy copperbollocks says on Wato, all goes well with the world — it’s a global crisis and of course, the right thing to do.

  22. 67
    reg says:

    Campbell is just making the most of things before the inevitable Tory victory in May.

    Brown Central now know they are totally fucked.

    http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2010/02/16/is-number-10-taking-note-of-the-andy-cooke-analysis/

  23. 69
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I wonder if Ray Goslings murder victim was biting the pillow as he expired

    • 133
      streamfisher says:

      What’s with the spate of Breakfast Time public confessions, the Police just cant keep up with all the revelations on prime time TV, c’mon Alistair own up, was it you that got Kelly to bite the pills?

  24. 70
    Sir William Waad says:

    Is Campbell telling the truth? Is the Pope a Scientologist? Do bears use the toilet facilities at Newport Pagnell Service Station?

  25. 72
    Joey Joe Joe says:

    This is Gordon Brown’s favourite day of the year. He doesn’t have to shake in fear at the prospect of a PMQs where he avoids questions and spouts utter shit. In fact, he’s probably busy trying to work out how to bottle the election.

    “But, Prime Minister, as I keep telling you, we can’t cancel the election. That would be illegal…Yes, I know we’re always doing illegal things, like your private slush fund, but we’re able to keep those a secret. How can we cancel the election and not expect people to notice?…Prime Minister, please don’t beat up the secretary. She could sue us.”

  26. 73
    oldfella says:

    just seen that Yvette Balls on the telly. She was saying how bad the unemployment figures are and then says ‘but not as bad as they thought’. Now what does this mean? This phrase in regularly cropping up recently.

    Does is mean they thought it was going to be worse?

    Does it mean, nevermind, we really care about the population and are trying to smooth things out?

    Does it mean that they think they’re lucky becasue the bottom hasn’t fallen out of their world?

    what does it mean and will the BBC stop repeating this phrase all the time in interviews with people.

    • 79
      streamfisher says:

      The number of people claiming jobseekers allowance rose by 23,500 in January = 3,000 fall in the number of unemployed!!!!!! (not when I went to school it didn’t).

      • 91
        Another Labour lie bites the dust says:

        Gonna rise again pretty soon as this years crop of graduates hit the jobs market followed by this years school leavers in July. The governments scheme dsoesn’t barely scrape the surface of youth unemployment. It’s all bulls**t !!

        • 109
          streamfisher says:

          Cleverly engineered bullshit, hence the Gordon pledge to guarantee the unemployed with a job, training or further education, no jobs so that leaves the last two which conveniently for the Government wont register you as being out of ‘work’.

        • 129

          I read somewhere that Summer 2009 graduates aren’t now able to sign on until March 2010, for some *mysterious* reason.

    • 138
      barefootcontessa says:

      Unemployment figures, ‘not as bad as before’.

      • 174
        udderly 'orrible says:

        …which ladyboy then goes on to explain means in the 80s (when Mrs …….. etc).
        She’d hark back to Ark if it served her Marxist lines.

    • 185
      penwen says:

      It means: We knew they were going to be bad, and they are bad, but although we new they were going to be bad they are not as bad as we thought they would be, so we are pleased because admitting that they are not as bad as we expected them to be detracts from how bad they really are, and that in itself shows we are getting on with the job and putting the country first, and that can’t be bad.

    • 186
      Steve Expat says:

      Unemployment figures should be a little higher still come May 7th, hey Mrs Balls..?

  27. 74
    Lola says:

    Lying is what New Labour does. It’s what got it into power and kept it in power for nearly 13 desperate years. And once you start lying you can’t stop it – like Harman on the Sky interview. Quite why anyone is surprised about Cambell’s continuing lying is beyond me.

  28. 80
    Argentina takes control of Falkland Islands' waters says:

    Geologists estimate there are up to 60 billions of barrels of oil in the seabed near the Falklands

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1251609/Argentina-takes-control-Falkland-waters-oil-rights-row-Britain.html

    Countries have gone to war for far less.

  29. 83
    Thats News says:

    He is barking, isn’t he?

  30. 88
    DelBoy says:

    Anbything to do with piles of his unsold books I wonder?

  31. 93
    Anonymous says:

    They all lie,so what thats politics,the question is do you want GOOD public services???????yep if you vote CALL ME DAVE and you need the NHS in the next few years for your family,your in for one big shock..giggle giggle,wait and see.

    • 124
      V for Vendetta says:

      And how do you ‘know’ that? You are welcome to an opinion but stop pretending it’s a fact.

    • 141
      Moley says:

      I suggest you spend half term concentrating on your grammar and punctutation; they need a lot of work.

    • 147
      Another Labour lie bites the dust says:

      The sad truth is that the country can no longer afford “first class” public services whoever forms the next government. The country will simply have to prioritise and I’m afraid that will go for the NHS,Education and Defence
      budgets too

    • 165
      AC1 says:

      No, I don’t want “good public Services” (or keeping a load of unemployables on unaffordable wages and pension at the great expense of the economy), I’d like to buy services myself then if they feck-up I can get someone else to do it.

  32. 96
    PA says:

    when asked for comments about the possibility of Mossad being involved in the assassination of a member of Hamas, Miliband senior said he was on half term and too busy building a balsa wood replica of the Titanic

    • 108
      John Bull Printing Oufit says:

      The “policy wonks” at FCO are probably busy watching the “Day of the Jackal” DVD followed by “Munich” before preparing a briefing note for him on the line to take

    • 140
      barefootcontessa says:

      Well you know where Millibanana comes from, don’t you?

  33. 104
    Ned Flanders says:

    Lies make the Baby Jesus cry

  34. 107
    its all lies- says:

    every word spoken by labour is a lie…….

    inflation
    unemployment
    ejukashun……….

    meanwhile the greeks have been caught out fiddling the books……..

    i wonder why gordon wont let dave see our books?
    off-balance sheet? pfi? buying gilts with money that doesnt exist?

    a 9 banana republic.

  35. 114
    yvette kuntface says:

    unemployment at 2 1/2 million and 8 million economically inactive adults in the uk……..’but it’s not as bad as some predictions’……….

    so the next logical step is to get an ‘expert’ (ie govt supported lackey on fat salary and pension and expenses)to say unemployment will rise to 5m.
    then when it hits 4m you can say ‘it’s not too bad’.

    well that’s just effing dandy yvette………can i have some of your £600,000 p.a expenses to make my £65 per week go further?

    • 188
      Steve Expat says:

      It’s the highest “Claimant Count” figure since 1997, despite several revisions – all in one direction – of what that means over the past 13 years

      11 weeks tomorrow….

    • 192
      alex says:

      Cooper is one UGLY twat.

  36. 125
    Desperate Dan says:

    He smeared Dr David Kelly shortly before he was bumped off.

  37. 130
    NorthernGit says:

    Comical Ali is a congenital liar well matched to Gordo and the Prime Mincer.

  38. 146
    Jimmy says:

    “is Alastair telling the truth?”

    Well according to the headline you just made up he isn’t. Perhaps he said something to you?

  39. 160
    EC1 PhD says:

    Bad Al + Comical Mandy = All that is wrong with the human race

  40. 163
    Anonymous says:

    It’s not just that he lies; everyone knows that ali and brown both lie with everything they say.

    The thing that’s most annoying is that the media never pick up on it, even when the first part of his lie contradicts the second part of his lie (ie when he lies along the lines of “2 plus 2 does equal 5. It also equals 6″)

    They can’t stop lying; if they ever told the truth about anything then that’d expose the previous lies they’d been telling. It’s got to the stage where they’ve got so many compounded lies that even they don’t know how to structure the lies in a way that even makes logical sense.

  41. 184
    homeless conservative says:

    When Brown told a press conference that ” I always tell the truth ” ,nobody
    even laughed — what a bunch of lily livered skunks .

  42. 189
    Desperate Dan says:

    Mo Mowlem claimed to have been smeared by him after she made the mistake of “upstaging” Tony Blair.

  43. 194
    Pizzhead says:

    He must be back on the bottle. Big time.

  44. 195
    Niles Cooke says:

    Campbell is yesterday’s man fighting yesterday’s battles. Let’s do the decent thing and ignore him.

  45. 197
    the change we choose says:

    Where is that deluded fuckwit Ch4rl3s H4rdwidg3 ?

  46. 198
    Anonymous says:

    Labour/Campbell/Brown all use exactly the same technique as each other; in their view it’s physically imposible for them to ever tell a lie, because whenever anyone catches them out then they claim they meant something different to how other people interpreted what they said.

    Example:
    You’ve given up smoking, you tell your wife you’re going shopping.
    When you get back your wife says “did you buy any cigarettes while you were out?”
    You say “no.”
    She then finds a new pack of fags in your coat pocket, and says “but you said you didn’t but any.”
    You say “ah, I didn’t buy them when I was *out*, I bought them in the garage, and technically I was inside, not outside.”

    The logic they use is so irrelevant in the overall situation that it’s a blatent lie, but they pretend it’s not by coming up with ever weirder semantic excuses.

    Whether it’s wmd, doubling the lowest tax rate, or any other form of bullshit, they just make the same semantic excuses. No court in the world would believe that what they say is the truth, but in their tiny minds (and that of labour voters’) they see it as truth because of the “clever” way they used to pretend it wasn’t a lie.

    Another example:
    “2 plus 2 equals 5″
    “no it doesn’t, you liar”
    “yes it does. when I add another 1 on top, it comes to 5. I didn’t mention the additional 1 originally, that’s your problem not mine. Technically I told the truth because the extra 1 was implicit.”

    They’re full of shit, constantly lie about everything, and then use bogus semantics (which often doesn’t even make logical sense) to pretend they told the truth. They *NEVER* tell the truth.

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      angelnstar says:

      You are bang on the nail with your remarks.

      Another example. Boris Johnson is travelling to Geneva and he and his staff travel economy to save the public purse. On the same plane is Lord Mandelson and his staff and they are apparently travelling first class, and they knock back the champers and laugh at Boris.

      Upon his return, Lord M. is asked for his comments on the situation – Boris and his aides travelling economy and Lord M. and his people travelling first.

      Lord M’s reply was “there was no first class available, the airline did not offer first class.” He had been travelling the most expensive way available at the time, which was club class.

      You see the tactic? Sidestep the real issue of wasting public funds. Prevarication, prevarication, prevarication. Disgusting.

  47. 202
    angelnstar says:

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/cry-cry-baby/

    Not only is Ali C lying, he actually expects us to feel sorry for him. There is such a thing as Nemesis. When someone has acted has despicably as Mr. Campbell has, in the end instant karma gets you. It bounces right back to the power of three and bites you on the backside.

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

  48. 205
    The BBC Press Office says:

    Leave Alistair alone, we love him, we have one of his lovely turds stuffed and on display in the BBC press office. We LOVE him.

  49. 210
    HunkofJunk says:

    Can any of the political experts out there who creep along the corridors of Westminster explain to me exactly what the “Lobby,” is and in whose interests they operate, because it’s clearly not ours?

    Concurrent with hosing out all the septic maggots in Parliament at the next election we ought to fire all the lobby corresponents. They are complicit in everything that has happened and failed dismally to speak up and be heard. The concept that they don’t have the moral courage to take on Campbell is just too pathetic for words. The entire expenses thing for example only came to light when the Telegraph decided they had to fight back against the web; it had bugger all to do with Lobby journo’s who must have been well versed in the fraudulent practices.

    Fire the lot and start afresh.

  50. 211
    angelnstar says:

    So desperate to garner sympathy he is practically bursting, I am surprised that Ali C hasn’t circulated pictures of himself as a baby to get some sympathy. Oh no! Because then we would see the 666 on his skull…….


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

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

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

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

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



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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