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 ????

  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. 5
    Hang The Bastards says:

    The Hunt lies more than he breathes

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

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

  7. 7
    Tennerpants says:

    That’s the Prozac talking, he’ll be writing books next. Daft Hunt.

  8. 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.

  9. 9
    UB40 says:

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

  10. 10
    .243 Win says:

    “is Alastair telling the truth?”

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

  11. 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. 12
    Alyingstare Campbell says:

    How can you tell when I’m lying ??

    When my lips are moving.

  13. 13
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER, CAN ONLY GET BETTER…….

  14. 14
    backwoodsman says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    Dangly Scrotum's Village Idiot says:

    And Marcus Brigstocke.

  17. 17
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Another case of Waldheim’s Disease.

  18. 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?

  19. 19
    genghiz the kahn says:

    And as much extra curricula work for Kevin MucGuire.

  20. 20
    John Terry I am snide and treacherous says:

    Nice one!

  21. 21
  22. 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?

  23. 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.

  24. 24
    When justice catches up with evil says:

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

  25. 25
    Beats me and lots of others says:

    Ah – Kevin the wife beater.

  26. 26
    Dave Dave says:

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

  27. 27
    Burl Ives says:

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

  28. 28
    Steve Cram says:

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

  29. 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.

  30. 30
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Oxymoron old chap.

  31. 31
    eddyh says:

    He can’t be solid gold at the bottom, he sold it all.

  32. 32
    Granny smith says:

    Imagine the expense claims.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

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

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

  36. 36
    So kind of you says:

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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…..”

  39. 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.

  40. 40
    Team GBR sundry Useless Twat says:

    Be fair, it’s awfully slippy out there.

  41. 41
    Londoner says:

    hear hear

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

  42. 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.

  43. 43
    Exit says:

    Campbell is a creature of Robert Maxwell.Everything he represents is corrupt.

  44. 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”.

  45. 45
    Cherie 'BoBo' Blair says:

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

  46. 46
    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!

  47. 47
    Gordon 'Burl Ives' Brown says:

    Little bitty tear let me down …..

  48. 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.

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

    A?

  50. 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…

  51. 51
    JMT says:

    The working class can kiss my ass, I’ve got an MP’s job at last….

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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…………….

  55. 55
    .243 Win says:

    Apologies – should have been under #23

  56. 56
    Yvette Lyre says:

    One poof smothering another with a pillow.
    Isn’t that the missionary position for an alternative lefty’s repertoire?
    I suppose the pillow is a more humane way of dispatching someone instead of being jab to death with a rusty sausage.

  57. 57
    The Dirty Rat. says:

    Pinocchio would turn in his grave.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 60
    Exit says:

    Campbell’s nose is,in fact,getting longer.Quite elephantine in recent pictures.

  61. 61
    John says:

    Why would they break confidences? Never get stories again…

  62. 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

  63. 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.

  64. 64

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

  65. 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

  66. 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’.

  67. 67
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Private Mandelson!” bawled the sergeant-major, “Could you kill a man?”

    “Yes, sir…..eventually.”

  68. 68
    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/

  69. 69
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

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

  70. 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?

  71. 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?

  72. 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.”

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 76

    “One poof smothering another with a pillow.”

    Probably wasn’t a pillow.

  77. 77
    Road_Hog says:

    Can I take that as reassurance that they’re not going to get any worse?

  78. 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.

  79. 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).

  80. 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.

  81. 81
    David Miliband aka Banana man says:

    The UK Foreign Office said the Falkland Islands’ waters were controlled by its authorities and would not be affected.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8518982.stm

  82. 82
    HandsomeDavid says:

    Michael Howard had him sussed.

  83. 83
    Thats News says:

    He is barking, isn’t he?

  84. 84

    Did Gordon Brown really go alone to the Hamptons for the top-quality badger-watching?

  85. 85
    Thats News says:

    Yeah, right. Unless Gordon want to stage his own little war? One started under his watch? Just in time for an election?

  86. 86
    Blunketts Dog says:

    Woof! Woof! Grrrr!

  87. 87
    Engineer says:

    When there’s a gold rush, the best way to make money is to sell shovels.

    The Argies might have made a bit of a miscalculation here – they could do very well indeed out of providing the support services, but incurring none of the risks of oil exploration.

  88. 88
    DelBoy says:

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

  89. 89
    Civil Contingencies Act says:

    If the country is at war, won’t the election be put off.

    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2004/ukpga_20040036_en_1

  90. 90
    udderly 'orrible says:

    Not NuLiebour for nothing.

  91. 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 !!

  92. 92
    JMT says:

    As usual he’s fucked it up already – the army (and what little kit they have) is on the far side of the world.

    There is bugger all Royal Navy left – and what (is left) is flying a Euro-Rag as part of the EU naval force “chasing” pirates.

    There are no naval harriers left either.

    What else can he do beyond postponing the election while he surrenders?

  93. 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.

  94. 94
    udderly 'orrible says:

    Like one starting in Golli… and ending in Carol Thatcher?

  95. 95
    streamfisher says:

    No, just his piles.

  96. 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

  97. 97
    udderly 'orrible says:

    Shorthand.

  98. 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.

  99. 99
    Nuke M says:

    Just shows where relying on a Nuclear deterrent gets you.

    Be a bloody good excuse to get out of Afghanistan and protect real British interests for a change.

  100. 100
    udderly 'orrible says:

    good training for street sweepers (sorry urban hygiene officers).

  101. 101
    Don't cry for me(you get the message)........... says:

    This seems to suggest that there are sufficient forces on the islands both land,sea and air to withstand an attack by Argentina with capacity to re-inforce if needs be( which wasn’t present in 198)even allowing for Afghanistan (??)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_the_Falkland_Islands

  102. 102
    Road_Hog says:

    I’d sponsor Gordon Brown to do the the luge in Vancouver.

  103. 103
    RN Spokesperson says:

    Man the boats ….. the rowing boats ….. won’t take long

  104. 104
    Ned Flanders says:

    Lies make the Baby Jesus cry

  105. 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.

  106. 106
    Ahmadinejad says:

    Never fear, Faye Turney and Mr Bean will see the Argies off.

  107. 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.

  108. 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

  109. 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’.

  110. 110
    Stephanie Flanders says:

    ….. aren’t Labour wonderful?

  111. 111

    http://www.politics.co.uk/news/legal-and-constitutional/one-third-of-students-don-t-know-brown-is-labour-leader-$1360879.htm

    One third of university students do not know Gordon Brown is leader of the Labour party, according to a surprising new survey out today.

    The poll, conducted by student accommodation provider Unite, asked 1,500 students about various political issues.

    A third also did not know David Cameron was leader of the Conservative party, while 48 per cent did not know who Nick Clegg was.

  112. 112
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Field? Honest? Dear oh dear.

  113. 113
    barefootcontessa says:

    Does he know what the truth is? He’s far far far worse than delusional, he’s dangerous.

  114. 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?

  115. 115
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    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?

  117. 117
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    Don't cry for me(you get the message)........... says:

    Actually during the Falklands I think you’ll find that the UK never declared war on Argentina despite calls in the media,parliament,public etc.It was classed as a “police action” to turf out unwanted “guests” !!

  119. 119
    barefootcontessa says:

    If Alistair Campbell says he’s lying he’s probably lying.

  120. 120

    A valid point very well made.

    They (The lying toe rags at the BBC) did suggest the BC has had it’s mildest January and February ever.

    Hmmmmmmm.

  121. 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…

  122. 122
    Jonah Brown says:

    I wish all on the Falkland Islands happiness, good health and good fortune

    http://www.falklands.gov.fk/news/2009/01/falkland-islands-new-years-radio-address-gordon-brown-mp/

  123. 123
    Jeremy clarkson's alter ego says:

    And these idiots have the vote!

  124. 124
    V for Vendetta says:

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

  125. 125
    Desperate Dan says:

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

  126. 126
    Dick the Prick says:

    I was out knocking on doors to try and drum up numbers for Cammo coming to town and the amount of people who asked ‘who’s he then?’ was quite remarkable. It does beg the question, who really gives a toss?

  127. 127
    not a scottish paedo says:

    Actor playing Hugh Abbott roasts 13yr old girl. Oh dear.

  128. 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.

  129. 129

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

  130. 130
    NorthernGit says:

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

  131. 131
    revolting peasant says:

    His most audacious recent lie was about Iraq’s child mortality rates.
    The new improved statistics were also trotted out by Bliar at the Chilcot Inquiry.

  132. 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.

  133. 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?

  134. 134

    It wouldn’t be at all practical for his business card.

  135. 135
    barefootcontessa says:

    He’s low life.

  136. 136
    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.

  137. 137
    Nick2 says:

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

    (Not necessarily in that order.)

  138. 138
    barefootcontessa says:

    Unemployment figures, ‘not as bad as before’.

  139. 139
    MAFFiaMan from DEFRO says:

    But I’ve promised GB a FMD (Foot & Mouth) outbreak just before the planned General Election

  140. 140
    barefootcontessa says:

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

  141. 141
    Moley says:

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

  142. 142

    They got rid of Crufts quickly when they realised it was watched by well heeled middle-Englanders instead of Bull-Terrier owning chavs.

  143. 143
    barefootcontessa says:

    A Walter Mitty type character, wasn’t it?

  144. 144
    Alistair Campbell says:

    Thank fuck for that – there is a chance we might win the election after all.

    Note to self: Get the mongs to go TV and waffle about 13 years of Tory mis-rule from 1997. Blame Cameron’s useless government at every opportunity. Get BBC to reverse all video tape to show Tories on Government benches. Threaten every journo’s first-born with a Dr Kelly. Sorted.

    5 more years of Brown. Fuck that is depressing. Better have a drink then.

  145. 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…

  146. 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?

  147. 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

  148. 148
    Boys From County Hell says:

    Number of those in employment also fell by 12,000

  149. 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.

  150. 150
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

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

    Aaarrrggghhhh history repeats itself !!

  151. 151
    Bob Ain'tworth-Atoss says:

    Don’t worry. I’m ‘ere and I’m on the ball.

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    It obvious – they are business studying in the library.

  153. 153
    Miss Anna Grammar says:

    And spelling!

  154. 154
    anon,anon,anon..... says:

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

  155. 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.

  156. 156
  157. 157
    Argentina says:

    Let’s give it another shot, shall we?

  158. 158
    Anonymous says:

    Who would be able with Mandy behide you.

  159. 159
    Peter Grimes says:

    Is that why they call it ‘queening’?

  160. 160
    EC1 PhD says:

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

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

    Great fodder for Rory Bremner

  162. 162
    Anonymous says:

    Ray Gosling doesn’t look to have the energy to lift up a pillow. Wonder why.

  163. 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.

  164. 164

    Labour where quality matters.
    Or E-Quality matters. As in Twitter.
    You scum sucking Tory pigs

  165. 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.

  166. 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

  167. 167

    I imagine he probably choked on a skin flute, Mr PLug.

  168. 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.

  169. 169
    AC1 says:

    Printing Money is the economic equivalent of lying. Once you start there’s no going back.

  170. 170
    Prudence Myaers says:

    Thta 48% is understandable.

  171. 171
  172. 172
    jibberjabber says:

    Waiting to see how McBust screws this up.

    Fear he might try to sell the Falklands and the oil to the Argies to raise cash to pay for Labour voters’ dole payments?

    Whereupon they’ll probably not pay and simply tell him to f off knowing that he will be unemployed within weeks.

  173. 173
    Prudence Myaers says:

    Haven’t seen him lately. Is he missing in action ?

  174. 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.

  175. 175
    concrete pump says:

    Twas written by Trent Reznor of ‘nine inch nails’ fame, and Cash sang it.

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Just proves that at least one third of “British” students are of foreign origin. Why would anyone be surprised that they are unaware of our monocular fucktard.

  177. 177
    streamfisher says:

    Hmm, March April May something supposed to be happening in one of those months, can’t possibly be related.

  178. 178
    udderly 'orrible says:

    but we’re still battling Asian flu, Avian what’s it and Swine something t’other!

  179. 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.

  180. 180
    Nick2 says:

    “I’m not a corrupting influence, and the Tories are just bad losers”

    Could be a line from Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’…

  181. 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”.

  182. 182
    Great British Public says:

    Actually, who IS Nick Clegg ??

  183. 183
  184. 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 .

  185. 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. 186
    Steve Expat says:

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

  187. 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.

  188. 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….

  189. 189
    Desperate Dan says:

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

  190. 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.

  191. 191
    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!!

  192. 192
    alex says:

    Cooper is one UGLY twat.

  193. 193

    Great headline in the Indy today;

    Tory stanceon gays ‘has changed’.

    Probably bending over backwards for the buggers now…

  194. 194
    Pizzhead says:

    He must be back on the bottle. Big time.

  195. 195
    Niles Cooke says:

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

  196. 196
    Todger says:

    And he crys a lot

  197. 197
    the change we choose says:

    Where is that deluded fuckwit Ch4rl3s H4rdwidg3 ?

  198. 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.

  199. 199
    I'm a pretty straight forward type of corner says:

    The new improved statistics were also trotted out by Bliar at the Chilcot Inquiry

    Private Eye mentions that the exact same statistics thad scumball Campbell used were the exact sam ones used by pope-to-be, slot-mouths hubby.

    Collusion?

  200. 200
    Hogday says:

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

  201. 201
    Incredulous says:

    What about his claim that someone sent him a whole pig?

  202. 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/

  203. 203
    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.

  204. 204
    Airey Belvoir says:

    A teabag termination, possibly?

  205. 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.

  206. 206
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    Beat me to it, CP…

  207. 207
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    The guy is a bully…Of the worst kind

  208. 208
    ShoutsAtTheTV says:

    Time for ‘Pound Sterling’ Mk 3.0 then?

  209. 209
    Jacques as in Shappi says:

    No, he has people who assist him, Sir.

    [CUT TO: amusing musical parody]

  210. 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.

  211. 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…….

  212. 212
    neenynajy says:

    …..mmmmmmm wonder whether ‘these idiots’ are foreign nationals who a) don’t have the vote here, b) may have only just arrived in a foreign country?????????…………..where’s the rigour in our thinking, Boysies?

  213. 213
    TMA says:

    How would the students know about British politicians when most of the so-called learners originate from Eastern Europe, Africa & Asia – most of them cannot even speak English properly.


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