March 4th, 2010

Graphic Example of Media Influence

On Tuesday Guido posted a graph displaying an inverse correlation: every time Gordon showed a whiff of recovery the value of the pound went into free fall. Whenever Labour goes up in the polls the pound goes down on the exchanges.

Well it seems last night the Newsnight economic team not only copied the concept, but Emily Nomates’s graphic too – the start dates and margins are identical to Emily’s original graph.

Nice to know where the BBC’s great and good come for an economics lesson.


673 Comments

  1. 1
    Undecided But Leaning Towards UKIP says:

    People copy stuff from here all the time.
    But you still haven’t made your mind up, is the market afraid of a majority government or an parliament that is hung?
    It is either or Mr F.
    It cannot be both.
    Please make your mind up.

    • 90
      Call me Infidel says:

      I don’t see it as an either or issue yet. The markets are worried about the socialists being returned. Either with a slim majority or via a hung parliament. The only thing that would make them less nervous is a Tory majority, since they might take the problem of debt seriously. The prospect of a Labour majority will I suspect see a much bigger fall in the value of sterling. However the polls, if you take them seriously, are not suggesting at present that Labour have adequate support to form a majority government.

    • 104
      At Last says:

      Fair play to you Mr Fawkes.
      Obviously your trigger finger was hurting from deleting so many posts.

      • 266
        Road_Hog says:

        Have I missed some fun then?

        • 294
          he's a cowardly thick TAT who dare not squeak his name says:

          Guido can delete posts on a thread at a stroke because he knows who posts what and can wipe out all they post at a stroke, something thick as pigshit snide cowards would do well to remember in the future

          • he doesn’t bother on the whole though. Even if you’re in Belgium.

          • GF Fan says:

            It’s Guido’s Blog, start your own if you want to go with your own rules!!

          • he's a cowardly thick TAT who dare not squeak his name says:

            I’m just pointing out the reality not commenting on Guidos policy for posts but I do know a thick as thieves coward who said he’d start his own blog and leave here hurling abuse at Guido while he did it
            He’s still here

          • New Poster says:

            I have no idea what you are talking about.
            I am a new poster. I have only been here for a couple of weeks.
            You are clearly a nutter. I am surprised Guido lets nutters like you post here, you only clutter up the threads with nasty attacks on other posters and your presence probably has a negative impact on his viewing figures.

      • 282
        he's a cowardly tat who dare not squeak his name says:

        Guido can delete posts on a thread at a stroke because he knows who posts what and can wipe out all they post at a stroke, something thick as pigshit snide cowards would do well to remember in the future

        As for the graph, almost right Guido but since we know there is no chance whatsoever of Brown recovering what you really mean is the markets don’t like a hung Parliament as every time it looks ever more likely they get jumpy
        It’s voter and polling influence you refer to

        So they’re going to be jumping from now until the weeks we have left till May 6

    • 108

      Don’t forget on This Week tonight there will be highlights of PMQs.
      Pity the poor editor trying to find clips of Hattie not shrieking or waffling or waving her arms about. Might find about 3 seconds worth.
      Rest will have to be taken up with filler of Squeaker doing his usual telling off. About as effective as a supply teacher.

      • 127
        the Grex says:

        Mandelson’s appearance on News 24 this PM was little more than a Labour PPB. Jon Sopel might as well have said “Lord Mandelson, would you like to lay into the Conservatives for 15 minutes without interruption?” then just left him to it. It was disgraceful broadcasting.

        • 135
          Jac says:

          I concur I am becoming more and more convinced that after their little spat where Greg Dyke was forced out – no one dares stand up to the Labour bullies.
          William Hague wiped the floor with Miss Morality and gender specific Harmon – shame they failed to report that. Her husband making it ahead of an all woman short list to be picked as a candidate is nothing short of scandalous! Not to mention her inheritance… bet she secretly hopes the Tories keep that little rich man perk!

          • Anonymous says:

            wasn’t post Greg about the time it changed from being funded by the licence fee to being funded from the general taxation pot?

            Around the time the bias really started to show.

          • Anonymous says:

            Looks like it was a few years after
            Here…
            http://118.ta4.at/
            “The reclassification of the
            licence fee as a tax, and of the BBC as a central government body,
            could therefore have significant implications for the BBC’s
            independence. We urge the Department of Culture, Media and Sport
            first to spell out the implications of these changes and second to
            explain how the BBC’s independence will be safeguarded in light of
            them.”

        • 158
          Mis-judgement or what ? says:

          It was indeed a disgraceful display of blatant partisanship that one increasingly expects from the once impartial and respected BBC but even Sopel was forced leap to Cameron’s defence after a particularly unfounded slander(he perhaps had the voice of the BBC lawyer who is permanently stationed in the gallery advising him to distance the corporation from the choleric Lord M’s hazardous allegations made on live televison)

          Interestingly subsequent brodcasts immediaetly after said interview appeared to have been toned down somwhat from their vitriolic and emotional shrieks of dis-approval evinced by the BBC hacks/hackettes fronting the news

          • The BBC is not biased says:

            I agree with you – in fact the BBC are so biased in favour of NuLab that I e -mailed the bastards yesterday to complain – not that it will do any good, as I’ve now realised that WE are the humble servants of these morons, and pay for the privilege of being so – BASTARDS!

        • 167
          The Grim Reaper says:

          I’m sorry Guido – as I have huge respect for you – but there is no great or good at the Brown Broadcasting Circus.

          The BBC lost it’s way under Greg ‘Roland Rat’ Dyke and fancies itself as the Front Desk for The Guardian (news team news feed of choice) and as the cheerleader for the most appalling Kafkanesque government in modern times.

          It has grown fat on public money and has built a troubling Evil Empire that promotes all the smug self satisfied litanies of the wealthy, cocaine addled Liberal Left – from antisemitic chic to diversity, from metrocentricity to ecofascism, from political correctness to government propaganda.

          When Brown is exposed as a bully, they portray him as “passionate”. When Thatcher is shown to be resolute, she is depicted as confrontational.

          Typically BBC wonks “interview” the Left and “interrogate” the opposition.

          It can be found on their specious website, their nasty Today programme and their sixth form socialist debates on Newsnight and Question Time.

          Gone are the days when the BBC valued debate, discourse, argument and opinion with towering intellects.

          This third rate channel has gone into a rapid decline – like it’s sister paper The Guardian – with the BBC regularly breaking it’s Charter.

          It’s obsessions reflect how out of touch it is with an audience beyond the Home Counties – or more specifically North London and it should be dismantled at the earliest opportunity.

          There has to be a BBC Watch set up to monitor it’s coverage of the coming election – which will reflect it’s huge bias against critics of this wretched government. Then it needs to be called to account.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m convinced that the politicisation of the BBC was part of the New Labour project. From the moment John Birt stepped in, left of centre news and current affairs people were placed in the most important stragetic posts. The only hiccup, was when Birt replacement Greg Dyke had a moment of madness and challenged over the Gilligan reporting of the 45 mins from doom assertion in the “Dossier”….and we all know what happened to him. To express a view other than that of the left is to risk being ostracised and sidelined. I go so far as to say that New Labour would have been exposed years ago, but for the support and spin of the BBC.

          • NorthernGit says:

            From what was once an internationally respected organization to a leftie leaning coterie of politico luvvies frightened they might have to compete in the real world when their funding gets pulled apart at the seams.

          • Well said grim

            I would like to see one of Brown’s bullied media civil servants photo shop your silhouette on the press footage they show to Gordon. Grim reaper standing just behind McDoom’s shoulder whenever he does a broadcast. Silently waiting. Sometimes cleaning a scythe.Sometimes pointing a bony finger at him.

            Whenever McBreath says What is that? everyone pretends not to see anything at all.

            That should help him stay awake thinking about a future despair for all.

          • Anonymous says:

            “I’m convinced that the politicisation of the BBC was part of the New Labour project”

            “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future”

          • Ampers says:

            I am sorry Grim Reaper, I am seventy, and cannot remember any time when the BBC have been anything other than Marxist. They haven’t declined, they were always in decline where honest and decent people reside.

            Ampers.

          • TONY BENN'S WILL says:

            after they sacked Gilligan for telling the truth they spent £26 million re educating the journalists,, does anyone else remember that ?

        • 349
          Dick the Prick says:

          Well, if it was this aft Sopel would have still been pissed from this morning.

      • 206
        shoewhiff says:

        fucking hattie c,unt

    • 168
      Jac says:

      UKIP? Yeah, like that won’t cause a hung Parliament at all! Farage is a nut!

      • 210
        Will Probably Vote UKIP & Not For The Tory Nuts says:

        Note to Tory Trolls: don’t copy the New Labour strategy of accusing anyone who disagrees with youof being a nut or mentally ill.
        It just makes you look like c unts.

        • 303
          he's a cowardly thick TAT who dare not squeak his name says:

          Note to Tory Trolls: don’t copy the New Labour strategy of being a snide cowardly thick as pigshit twat
          It just makes you look like a c unt.

          • Jus' Sayin' says:

            You are a raving lunatic.
            If you keep ranting on like that you will have a heart attack and drop dead.
            You won’t be missed.

      • 548
        Beatsy says:

        … and the incumbent is any different?

        I get the impression that Farage ‘does what it says on the tin’.

        I do not get that impression from any ‘mainstream party’.

        Nuff said.

      • 557

        “Farage is a nut!”

        … and you are a damp dishcloth!

    • 267
      Down with Brown! says:

      Guido should replace Jugears Marr.

      Emily Nomates should replace Kirsty “I love Labour” Wark

    • 589
      Copy cats says:

      A certain national newspaper grabbed frames from a video I made, and a certain Conservative MEP swiped a video and didn’t even credit me with making the original upload.

      Lazy journalism.

    • 645
      WOODEN SPOON says:

      BREAKING NEWS ON GORDON BROWN AT DAVID ICKE.COM

  2. 2
    Jac says:

    I am sure they bow to the wisdom of the Fawkes… sadly they don’t seem to show the same impartiality you do!
    Anyone else bored with Ashcroft? Won’t let it go will they bowing to that Labour agenda as usual.

    • 4
      Anonymous says:

      Hat tip SImon on PB

      478 – The Left wing attacks on Lord Ashcroft prove it was not based on any principles or on moral grounds, if it was they would be asking the same questions of Labour supporting non-doms.

      Lord Paul – £69,250 in donations to Labour, including £45,000 to Gordon Brown’s leadership campaign. A close friend of Gordon Brown and appointed to the Privy Council last summer.

      Lakshmi Mittal – £4.125 million in donations to Labour.

      Sir Ronald Cohen – £2.55 million in donations to Labour. Cohen was appointed chair of the Social Investment Taskforce, which was announced by the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown.

      Sir Christopher Ondaatje – £1.7 million in donations to Labour.

      Sir Gulam Noon – £532,826 in donations to Labour.

      William Bollinger – £510,725 in donations to Labour.

      Mahmoud Khayami – £985,000 in donations to Labour including £5,000 to Hazel Blears’ deputy leadership campaign.

      Dr David Potter – £90,000 in a donation to Labour.

      Perhaps the BBC might care to ask some questions on the subject ?

      by SimonStClare March 4th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

      • 130
        Jac says:

        It was never about morality or virtue – sadly our politicians do not possess such grand attributes. It is purely borne of attacking the nearest rivals – if it were the Lib Dems (who cowardly and rather lowly for Sir Vince the Cable) Labour’s attack hounds and jealous back benchers would be attacking them with the same vigor!

    • 10
      The Treasury says:

      You are Lord Aschroft’s press officer and I demand the 125 million in taxes you have evaded by telling lies.

      • 23
        jgm2 says:

        Don’t give it to him. He’ll only piss it away on six hours of insane Labour squandering.

        Yes indeed folks 125 million won’t even be enough to pay Brown’s bills while we’re sleeping.

        • 60
          Jac says:

          Don’t worry… having watched how efficiently our government handles our taxes, I think I’ll advise me old mucker Ashy to keep his own mits on it or give it to Dave for a new poster campaign :)

          • Qui Bono says:

            William Hague picked up your Gordo quote to ask Harpie at PMQ’s yesterday (and wasn’t she credible, in full command of the facts and in no way shrieking)

          • Susie says:

            Hi Billy — if you’re reading this, super show yesterday at PMQs.

            You reminded me of a male nurse calmly dealing with a particularly hysterical hysteric.

        • 115
          One eyed ethnic gay minority who's ancestors a 1000 years ago were enslaved says:

          I’m off from work with stress because a colleague at work said I was looking a bit glum, can I have some of that 125 million as compensation.

          • Jac says:

            I’m sure Labour has a loop hole somewhere…. my dear Labour MP is trying to ‘bash’ the Ashcroft concerning how the money could have gone to education and schools…. same as his rather large dose of expenses!
            Mr Norris!

      • 26
        The Millionaires of Downing St. says:

        Keep up old chap.
        It’s official.
        There is no problem.
        Yesterday’s news from yesterdays men.

        • 39
          The Treasury says:

          “There is no problem.”
          Famous last words.
          Fantastic.

          • Mr Ned says:

            “Crisis? What Crisis?”

          • Lord Aschroft of Liar-on-the-Thames says:

            There is no problem!
            Fucking magic.
            ROFL

          • Lord Aschroft of Liar-on-the-Thames says:

            Its official!
            There is no problem with me evading 125 million pounds in tax by lying.
            (Slipping out of character for a moment, please excuse me)
            HA HA HA HA HA HA!
            This is fucking gold dust.
            I am laughing my fucking nuts off at this this is superb.

          • Just Get On With It says:

            How the fuck did he lie? He never made any statement about his tax situation until 3 days ago.

          • Horny handed son of toil says:

            Liar on Thames, when did they let you out? Like Venables you should be put back in the asylum, you sound hysterical!

          • Susie says:

            Liar on the Thames how disappointed you must feel.

            The thought of all those marginals slipping away… I know it hurts, but take comfort in that they weren’t really yours in the first place. You really should have looked after them better and not made thousands of their constituents redundant or thought the likes of Jacqui Smith’s greed and mendacity would never be exposed as it has been.

            Has been… Hmmmm.

          • Aschroft Must Be Stripped of The Peerage He Stole Under False Pretences says:

            How did Lord Aschroft lie?
            Well, he promised William Hague and the Conservative party that if they supported him in his attempt to gain a peerage then he would become a permanent resident and pay full tax in this country.
            He got the peerage but didn’t become a permanent resident and therefore didn’t pay his full tax contribution.
            Ashcroft has failed to honour his side of the bargain.
            That makes Lord Ashcroft a fucking liar.
            And I really don’t understand why you are so stupid and dishonest that you repeatedly keep asking why Ashcroft is a liar when it is so patently obvious that he is.
            You are just keeping the story running.
            Fucking hell these Tory trolls are as thick as shit.

          • Anon says:

            Susie, check the polls you stupid fucking bitch.
            What a dopey cow Susie is.

          • Susie says:

            Charming — you meet such nice Anon people on the internet.

            If you refer to the polls in marginals, you will see that there is a comfortable 6.5% swing to the Conservatives.

            “The 60 seats YouGov poll are all Labour held Conservative targets that need swings of around 3% to 7% to fall (i.e. the Labour seats that the Conservatives would need to win to get an overall majority). At the last election they had a Labour lead of around 11%, so this poll reflects a swing to the Conservatives of about 6.5% in Labour held marginals. YouGov are currently showing a swing of about 4.5% in their national polls, suggesting the swing is 2 points higher in Labour held marginals.”

            UK Polling Report, March 4th 2009

          • Floozy says:

            sorry dear but the latest polling in the marginals show that even Ashcroft pissing all his money away on them hasn’t worked

            they too are in single digit leads and falling

            the bit you deliberately didn’t mention was

            “Polling evidence from several companies has consistently suggested the Conservatives are outperforming in Labour marginals to some degree (though there are differences in the extent!). This latest poll confirms that… but it is a relatively small advantage. If this swing was repeated in all Labour marginals, it would not be enough for the Conservatives to get an overall majority. It’s also worth remembering that it doesn’t tell us anything about Lib Dem v Conservative marginals – at the risk of straying into a horrible fairground related metaphor what the Conservatives gain on the Labour held swings, they may be losing on the Lib Dem roundabout.”

            hung Parliament here we come!

          • Susie says:

            Hahahaha ha LibDems taking Conservative votes in marginals? Keep taking those uppers Foolzy — you really deserve the come down you’re going to have in May.

            And btw, for the sake of your sanity, don’t pretend that it’s anything to do with Ashcroft — the facts are we the people of this country have had ENOUGH of this disastrous government.

          • Floozy says:

            “If this swing was repeated in all Labour marginals, it would not be enough for the Conservatives to get an overall majority.”

            HAHAHAHAHA!

            Awww… the poor Floozy knows call me Dave is a useless tosser who is heading straight for a hung parliament

            the only one coming down will be Dave and his little minions as they struggle to form a minority Government

      • 48
        Jac says:

        Hahaha, if I was his press officer I wouldn’t be sat here reading blogs all day and hoping for a lotto win!
        Face it, Ashcroft’s millions, along with those of countless others will never be in our treasury, because our governments are all too spineless to make rules that stop these greedy bastards from earning their dough here and buggering off abroad… Lewis Hamilton and his mates are as guilty.

        There should be a law that stipulates money with beginnings here – stays here. oh and we all get some… treasury hasn’t a clue what to do with it!

      • 108
        Stu says:

        You stupid prat he hasnt told lies or avoided taxes. You dont pay tax in the UK on earnings that are made and taxed abroad.
        But hey when has any piece of labour shite ever let the actuall truth get in the way.

    • 12
      The IMF is coming says:

      Do you think Newsnight post on here?

      Wonder who they are?

    • 35
      Peter Grimes says:

      That thick bitch Stephanie Flanders, Al JaBeeBa’s ‘Economics Editor’, wouldn’t know how to plot a graph if you gave her a month of Sundays!

      The silly cow never even noticed that McMong doubled the national debt 2002 to 2007.

      Mind you, nor did her equally thick (or so I am told, nudge nudge) predecessor, Evan Davis. He was too busy having his Albert tweaked.

      What is it about Al JaBeeBa and rent boys?

    • 41
      Anonymous says:

      Except they didn’t mention they’d nicked it from fawkes and also claimed it wasn’t labour but a hung parliament that was scaring the market.

      …and yes, I’m bored of ashcroft – every time a matter is closed about it, they claim that it’s another negative to which more questions should be asked.

      The bias is getting silly.

      • 97
        A Reasonable Question says:

        But Mr Fawkes said a hung parliament was scaring the markets.
        And then he said the Labour party was scaring the markets.
        I wonder what he is saying today?

      • 270
        Down with Brown! says:

        The Labour trolls on here = BBC employees.

    • 317
      Not long until Labour gone says:

      Its sickening how much time the BBC is STILL spending on the Ashcroft story.

      Biased BBC as Labours mouthpiece. When will the other parties be man enough and make a statement pointing this out and making sure their coverage is more even throughout the election process?

      • 374
        Susie says:

        Haven’t laughed so much since the meeja expected to be able to announce the end of the recession a month ago but couldn’t.

        You can see they were expecting to eviscerate Lord Ashcroft with the Electoral Commission investigation but got the ‘wrong’ judgement. Perhaps a few solicitors’ letters might shut them up in the light of the ruling.

  3. 3
    Bored at Work says:

    Nice one, Guido (and Emily).

    • 661
      Airey Belvoir says:

      Emily -mmmmmmm. Brains and beauty, and an impressive rack under that ratty tweed jacket.

  4. 5
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Newsnight are not the only ones. Brillo is rather fond of quoting some of your pearls of wisdom!

  5. 6

    Send them the bill. They can afford it, the fetid wankstains on the duvet of humanity. they’ve got a spare £600M kicking about.

    Grab it quick before Lenny “fucking” Henry or Jo Brand get their bastard hands on it

    • 13
      gollywog says:

      i dont like lard arse Brand

    • 19
      Sue Denim says:

      Lenny Henry is doing some rather good “proper” acting on Radio 4 at the moment.

      (Not this “very” moment but now in general).

      • 30
        Pete says:

        Saw him on stage as Othello – bloody good, he was…

      • 31
        Unsworth says:

        Well it won’t be long before he has a relapse.

        • 47
          HappySlayer says:

          He lives near me down here in Cornwall , bloody great house with the widest front door I’ve ever seen

          • The end is nigh says:

            That’s for his wife

          • Bob says:

            What? Lenny and Dawn live in Cornwall?

            I thought a couple of right-on, multi-culti Labour supporters like them would be living in somewhere like Tower Hamlets or Bradford, or is it just the rest of us who have to live with and ‘celebrate’ ethnic diversity?

          • Iago says:

            Typical Labour hypocrites like Marcus Brigstocke, Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand, Frank Skinner, Whotsit Mitchell and the rest of the two-faced wankers.

          • Bogeyman says:

            Iago, on Labour’s hypocrites you forgot their revered urban poet/musician Billy Bragg (who is neither poet nor musician).

            After a career as Dave Spart with guitar, he fucked off to leafy Dorset where he can continue spreading his revolutionary message without being bothered by chavs, Somalians etc.

          • Anonymous says:

            ‘Luvvy Tax’ sounds good to me

      • 56
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        He’s on at least 2 cbeebies progs.

        If you remember, it was on tiswas when everyone liked him the most.

      • 57
        Jac says:

        I like Dawn French’s husband, he’s a funny guy :)

    • 118
      Wing Commander says:

      ‘fetid wankstains on the duvet of humanity’ – Quality line old chap

  6. 7
    Anonymous says:

    HAT TIP SIMON pb

    478 – The Left wing attacks on Lord Ashcroft prove it was not based on any principles or on moral grounds, if it was they would be asking the same questions of Labour supporting non-doms.

    Lord Paul – £69,250 in donations to Labour, including £45,000 to Gordon Brown’s leadership campaign. A close friend of Gordon Brown and appointed to the Privy Council last summer.

    Lakshmi Mittal – £4.125 million in donations to Labour.

    Sir Ronald Cohen – £2.55 million in donations to Labour. Cohen was appointed chair of the Social Investment Taskforce, which was announced by the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown.

    Sir Christopher Ondaatje – £1.7 million in donations to Labour.

    Sir Gulam Noon – £532,826 in donations to Labour.

    William Bollinger – £510,725 in donations to Labour.

    Mahmoud Khayami – £985,000 in donations to Labour including £5,000 to Hazel Blears’ deputy leadership campaign.

    Dr David Potter – £90,000 in a donation to Labour.

    Perhaps the BBC might care to ask some questions on the subject ?

    by SimonStClare March 4th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    • 80
      Unsworth says:

      And Sainsbury? And back-door Deripaska? etc etc.

    • 86
      JL says:

      You won’t see that list on the Labour-controlled BBC.

      It’s time the Tories went on the offensive about how the BBC are constantly breaking their public broadcasting charter.

      • 501
        I butted Lenny Henry says:

        cameron has a lot of sperm cells holding hands pretending to be a spine.so don’t hold your breath

  7. 8
    Biffo the Bear says:

    Send the bastards an invoice.

  8. 9
    backwoodsman says:

    Heard an 0700 news bulletin on Classic FM this morning. The chap from The Sun (possibly), they quoted, ref the cost of nulabs own dodgy non-dom donors, had taken the words pretty much verbatum, direct from here !

  9. 11
    thick as thieves says:

    They can help themselves to my jokes
    No charge,they are p.d. (public domain)

    Sorry, no gags today. Trying to buy printer that doesn’t have scanner, copier, cappuccino maker & bread-baking utilities to inflate its price

    • 16
      Fake TaT Alert! says:

      There he is.

      • 312
        he's a cowardly thick TAT who dare not squeak his name says:

        wrong again thick as thieves
        don’t you ever tire of being a whiny little coward bumbling about making a cun’t of yourself ?

        • 343
          tat says:

          not when there’s dribbling followers like you leeching off the top boy. suck it up little leech, suck it up

          • he's a cowardly thick TAT who dare not squeak his name says:

            Sorry King tat. I take it back and will return to masturbating

          • Wing Commander says:

            Try multi tasking, windows 7 allows you pull up guido and p*rn at the same time, w*nk and blog!

          • the cowardly druggie wanker TaT who's finally using his name says:

            so you finally admit you are here and a Liar since you promised never to come back here and fuck off to your imaginary blog

            and then you go back to stealing posters names
            you REALLY are stupendously fuckwitted
            Guido KNOWS who posted what you lying sack of shit and you just started stealing other posters names again

            who was the twat who wrote this again ?

            “bankers are no better than child killers because their greed kills children.
            they too, as we have seen with their instant return to bonuses are uncurable.
            so I agree that child rapist/killers should be hanged and so it is also appropriate, according to your own logic, that the bankers who have destroyed the economy and who starve children to death in foreign countries by demanding third world debt be paid rather than children be fed should also be hanged.
            hold on a minute though, that means that your rant against china is a load of fucking shit.
            problem with you fawkes is you pick and choose your morals.
            you are a bullshitter, just like grendel brown.
            I am becoming bored of you fawkes. you are tory scum innit.”

            that would be you thick as pigshit
            depending on Guido to keep saving you isn’t going to work

          • Wrong Again Fuckwit! says:

            Wrong again fuckwit.
            You’re a raving fucking loony!
            But the tat post you have copy and pasted is very good and factual.
            Keep dancing to top boy’s tunes you silly slag.

    • 21
      Sue Denim says:

      Biro?

    • 442
      D L George says:

      Try something like this, should be ok depending on your usage, we’ve had a Samsung laser for years, no complaints. Says something for the economy mind, you used to be able to buy cheap lasers for well under £50 a couple of years ago.

      http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-ml-1640-monochrome-laser-printer-00854205-pdt.html

  10. 14
    muffamatician says:

    Lazy Bastards

  11. 15
    ?!! says:

    You won’t hear this on the BBC:

    All of Labour’s main donors (apart from the unions) are foreigners (mainly Asi*ns and J*ws) inc L*kshi Mitt*l, Lord Pa*l, and Ro*nie C*hen. Labour are a fifth column funded and controlled by aliens hostile to the interests of the British people.

    Whatever happened to Labour’s chief fundraiser L*rd L*vy BTW?

    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      Whatever happened to all the people who’ve been arrested under the terrorism act (and maimed in the process by the filth) who ended up going free after months of incarceration because the police/government never actually had any evidence in the first place and just decided to lock up some foreign-looking people because it’d make them look like there was a real terrorism problem?

      You hear about the “evil terrorists arrested in a daring raid by a vigilent and brave police force and strong government”, but you never ever hear the “arrested people who were maimed by the police were released after several months of incarceration because there was never any evidence or reason to believe they were doing/planning anything wrong in the first place”

      The BBC will just hide whatever would look bad for labour.

      • 73
        jgm2 says:

        Don’t you worry. In another few months the BBC will find its evangelical urge to highlight abuses of legislation once it’s happening under a Tory government.

      • 87
        Anonymous says:

        I’ve often thought that.

        These dawn raids on houses alll over the country and the “evidence of bo*b-making equipment” which was allegedly found.

        There is lots of coverage about the arrests of these people but never any follow up. I’d like to know whether this was all staged by our government to make everyone scared or whether, if it was all true, these people have ever been charged and imprisoned.

  12. 17
    bayrak says:

    Congratulations !
    Very very nice site
    Thank you.. =)

  13. 18
    The IMF is coming says:

    O/T
    http://www.labourlist.org/why-vote-labour-rachel-reeves
    Brand, Blanchflower, Bono, Izzard – a ringing endorsement not to vote for them

    • 64
      JN says:

      What a bunch of odious, traitorous scum!

      • 508
        i fucking hate that bastard Izzard says:

        My god i want Izzard to be the target in a kicking contest i fucking hate the bastard.

        • 662
          Quantrill says:

          I second Billy Bragg for a good kicking, pseudo “Dorset” peasant. FO back where you came from Bragg.

  14. 20
    lol says:

    Labour’s Jonn Piennaar said on BBC Radio 5 that Ashcroft may think he’s got away with it but the BBC and the Labour Party will continue to pursue him until he has been ground into the dirt and totally destroyed like Christine Pratt.

    • 25
      Nic Robinson says:

      Yes we have been after him for 10 years, we must get a result.
      I see the Guardian are imploring their reader to contact Tory MP’s and PPCs to ask a list of questions regarding Ashcroft.
      We WILL get to the bottom of it and make him pay!

      Vote Labour

      • 131
        Tony Blair says:

        Nick, Tony here. Do you think you could ask Gordon the date of the Budget? My accountants are on at me to get my tax planning sorted out for next year.

        • 154
          Nic Robinson says:

          Hi Tone, family well?
          Gordon tells me that there won’t be one, he’s just figuring a credible way to dodge it

    • 29
      Anonymous says:

      Meanwhile……Mandleson gets away with it again.

      • 49
        A case of the pot calling the kettle black ? says:

        I’ve just finished watching Mandelson on BBC News Channel feigning outrage and making wild unsubstantiated allegations bordering on the slanderous against Cameron which even the usual supine pro – Labour Jon Sopel was taken aback by and who mounted a fairly vigourous defence of Cameron against Mandelson’s “unfounded statements”

        I think that the Noble Lord First Secrtary of the Realm should take a deep breath and then go and take some Alka Seltzer,followed by a lie down in a darkened room for half hour.If he goes on like this he’ll have apoplexy !!!

    • 88
      .243 Win says:

      Same thing all over the 13:00 “news” on Pravda 1 after the initial “Ashcroft’s donations are legal” line.

      Question from studio “will this mean that the questions will stop ?”

      Cue breathless twonk commentraitoress outside the HoC : “CERTAINLY NOT!”.

      They’re just going to keep on and on repeating the attack lines hand to them by the bunker until someone forces them to stop. Time for the off switch, methinks…

  15. 22
    Licence payer says:

    We give the BBC all that money in the licence fee and they still have to nick other people’s work?! Outrageous!

  16. 24
    Anonymous says:

    The BBC always nick stuff.

    Just read the terms for their “talent” competitions when it comes to writing scripts or coming up with ideas for tv formats etc.

    The BBC attitude is, and always has been:

    “You should consider yourself lucky that we stooped low enough to read your script/piece, and regardless of whether or not you win our competition, you should also consider yourself lucky if we use it in any form we see fit without paying you any royalties or giving you any credit. What you do becomes ours as soon as we get/see it.”

    That’s why most writers and other “talent” don’t actually work directly for the BBC anymore; they usually work for their own production company as that’s the only way to prevent the BBC from ripping them off.

    • 66
      Mr Ned says:

      True, integrity is an un-known concept at Auntie. And they worry about THEIR stuff being copied or pirated!!!

      • 320
        boycott says:

        let’s teach them a lesson and never link any of their stories on blogs or use any of their newsclips

        • 370
          udderly 'orrible says:

          Au contraire. Rip it all off as much as you possibly can, after all if you pay the license fee you own it .
          Stuff those marxist b*stards, take what is yours, use it as you please, give no quarter.
          They don’t.

  17. 26
    Unsworth says:

    Sue the fuckers. They need a good chewing over. Idle prats.

  18. 28
    Nick the Prick says:

    So is that the Tory strategy. Vote Tory and make the pound rise, so that our city friends can make a few quid. Bit daft Guido , especially from a paddy Euro boy like yourself

    • 32
      jgm2 says:

      I think it’s more ‘Vote Tory so that the economy doesn’t collapse’. The pound falling is just a derivative of the likelihood of loss of ‘AAA’ status baked in by returning the Maximum Imbecile to a position of authority.

    • 38
      Unsworth says:

      So you’d prefer the pound not to rise?

      Clown.

    • 72
      Mr Ned says:

      A weak pound would only be of any use if we actually exported anything anymore.

    • 105
      Les Grognards says:

      You really ought to consider the implications of a Labour government or a hung parliament with Labour as the largest party after the election. The markets have…..and they’re not keen.

      You can denigrate the Tories as much as you like.It makes no difference to the markets.They will have the final word.

      You and your family are as at much risk of the effects of economic meltdown as anybody else. Think for yourself and look into the facts. It’s no scare rumour.It’s a cold stark certainty that to re-elect Brown would be catastrophic for the economy and recovery.

    • 178
      Weak pound is inflationary says:

      The City Boys are having a bonanza at the moment with the ailing pound. Shorting positions are being steadily and relentlessly built up in Wall Street, Frankfurt….you name it.

      PS Because I’m in Euroland and am paid in Euro, my pay has gone up 30% relative to yours and British property is 45% cheaper for me than it was a mere 2.5 years ago. All because of the WEAK pound which means fuel, gas, petrol, food are all going up in price (INFLATION) while elsewhere the price has beem slowly sinking for 18 months now.

      A stronger pound means recovery, confidence and cheaper essential import costs….a boon for poor people.

      Good for me, you say, but UK is my home and I don’t like it being trashed by a bunch of idiots while I’m building a pension which I had intended to spend in Britain when I retire. Real Money not Gordon’s funny money.

  19. 33
    The Labour Millionaires of Downing St. says:

    Looking forward to spending more time with the family and doing a bit of after dinner speaking in America.

  20. 34
    Tax dodger? says:

    Never knew I should pay tax on earnings made outside the uk. Does the uk tax man take his cut before the overseas tax is deducted there, or after?

    • 116
      Under a flower pot at the bottom of the garden until that c'nt brown calls the General Election says:

      I think they should tax all foreigners living abroad.

    • 122
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Depends on nature of income – whether there is dual taxation agreements in force etc / your tax status in the UK. It’s not that complex. Just make the effort to self-inform or if you are too lazy, get an accountant. If you can’t be arsed to do either. don’t whinge when HMRC send you a nasty letter.

  21. 43
    Anonymous says:

    A smart delicatessen that caters only for window shoppers has sprung up in a Tyneside town after the council decided to put up fake shop fronts to cover empty units. Skip related content

    Can they put up fake steel works , chocolate makers and car factories as well??

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100304/tuk-smart-new-tyneside-shop-is-just-a-fr-45dbed5.htmlabour Britain can they put up fake steel works as well?

    • 137
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Welcome to the Potemkin village comrades.

      • 254
        Observant says:

        Prince Grigori Potemkin or Grigory Potyomkin (take your choice) now there was a serious Ruskie player no oligarch chappie and to handle Catherine the Great he was no slouch with the ladies either.

        At Tsarskoe Selo palace, a favorite they developed together they installed private passages between their bedrooms so the staff and other attendant lovers couldn’t check what they were up to.

        Along with the 4 Orlov brothers who contrived to put catherine on her throne were jointly responsible for securing the Russian Empire for their worshipped and ‘shared’ Empress whose title ‘The Great’ she anointed herself with.

    • 146
      NotaSheep says:

      Can’t see that article…

      • 217
        Billy Goat Gruff says:

        listen to You and Yours iplayer for today. Virtual shops to go with the soon-to-be virtual pounds from virtual jobs after your virtual vote has been cast.

    • 250
      Susie says:

      They’ll have us dressing up as happy peasants folk-dancing in the fields bringing in the record East Anglian grain harvest next…

    • 470
      D L George says:

      I caught this story earlier, I thought it was in Darlington?

      • 497
        D L George says:

        Todays news WAS Darlington (co Durham), apparently the ‘Great Leader’ and chums are giving away £50,000 per town to have disused shopfronts painted up by students.

        Triffic, exactly where is the £50,000 going exactly?

        Look North interviewed some passers by
        q) “What do you think of it?”
        a) “Not a lot really”
        a) “Waste of money”

  22. 44
    Nick the Prick says:

    Depends on which graph you choose

    FT100 Index since Feb 1st ( when polls turned on Tories ). Up from 5100 to 5500 today

    • 225
      GCSE text book level says:

      QE and easy money to the banks has to go somewhere because its not being lent to ordinary folks because REAL rates are prohibitive.

      Also with nowhere to put cash because of low, low rates, shares is the only place.

      That money will be out like greased lightening if there is some shock as folk scramble for liquidity as the did Nov 2008 to Feb 2009.

      The British economy is very sick indeed, fact not fiction.

    • 409
      Stevie Wonder says:

      It all looks good to me man

  23. 45
    LMAO says:

    Sanctimonious hypocritical prick Bob Geldof has been raising hundreds of millions of pounds from British people which has ended up being spent on state-of-the-art weaponry by warlords and despots in Africa.

    Well done Saint Bob!

    Not so much Save the World as Shoot the World.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article7048914.ece

  24. 50
    Nick the Prick says:

    Depends on which graph you choose Gudio

    FT100 Index since Feb 1st ( when polls turned on Tories ). Up from 5100 to 5500 today

  25. 51
    QWERTY says:

    Again Lord fucking rent boy is on Sky spouting shit yet the dozy female won’t ask him about his dodgy mortgage.

    How fucking hard is it to ask one simple question?

    • 71
      A case of the pot calling the kettle black ? says:

      People in glass houses springs to mind when you hear Mandelson in full “faux-outrage” mode

    • 100
      adge says:

      and no interuptions from her – mind you Mandleson sounded as bad as Harman yesterday at PMQs, this Labour lot need to be brought to account. My mother always said the only time you will ever see anyone from Labour is when its election time and they want your vote, then they will leave you to rot, certainly true with this lot.

      • 121
        The Sleeper says:

        But did you see the end of it,when she just cut him off in mid rant…

        ….Haven’t laughed so much since Aunty Mable caught her left tit in the mangle..

        ..Jump,you fucker, jump…

        …You odious..lying…cheating…criminal…arsefucker.

        • 136
          Mis-judgement or what ? says:

          Methinks the “Noble Lord” doth protest too much and has overplayed his hand.He’s now fast becoming a figure of ridicule and fun the more appearances he makes

          I look forward to seeing him reprise his role on Channel Four News at 7pm

          • Susie says:

            Golly, won’t it be nice and restful not to have these sleazoids on TV night after night?

            Call that election asap, I want my life back.

  26. 55
    QWERTY says:

    The Tories must come out now and make it very clear that the BBC will be fucking destroyed and that Government/Public sector jobs will no longer be advertised in the Guardian.

    • 62
      Jimmy Heddle says:

      Bring back the “Daily Sketch “

    • 69
      jgm2 says:

      No. They cannot do that. The British people have been told since birth that the BBC (like the NHS) is the envy of the world. They believe everything that the BBC tells ‘em. You don’t want to push the BBC into even more overt warfare against good government and common sense by giving the fuckers the heads up that they’re about to become a 3bn quid a year tax cut.

      Anyway at the moment it is the BBC itself who are taking the flak for cutting a couple of radio stations. Can you imagine if it was a Tory government who was refusing to give them more money instead of a Labour one?

      • 79
        The IMF is coming says:

        Ever since Gilligangate

        • 184
          Archer Karcher says:

          The BBC have been odious liars and concealers of facts for decades.

          The Tories are too dim to realise that the socialists within the BBC will only be moderately sympathetic to them while they peddle left wing tosh. The moment they deviate, it`s all, man the barricades comrades, look at the evil Tories, all over again.

          It must be destroyed completely, though I doubt CMD has the guts or inclination to sink the treasonous ship of parasites.

  27. 63
    The Dirty Rat says:

    It’s the right thing to do.

  28. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I’d just like to say that I think Peter Mandelson is an obnoxious, fallacious, arrogant kHunt

    • 134
      Spank Sinatra says:

      I’m sorry but there is a queue for such outbursts. Please take a ticket until your number is called. Your ticket number is 868 which means you may have rather a long wait.

      • 149
        Artful Dodger says:

        profane and unelected, our shitfaced Minister for Business is well worth queueing for to hurl simple abuse at, then maybe hit with a plank….

    • 311
      P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

      Hi everybody !!

  29. 75
    Ed says:

    Mandeslon has just had a massive temper tantrum over Ashcroft being cleared, live on Radio 5.

    What a pathetic desperate little wanker he is. LOL

    • 123
      John Bull Printing Outfit says:

      “a massive temper tantrum”

      Surely you mean “hissy fit” ??

    • 128
      QWERTY says:

      He’s a little fag.

    • 129
      Geordie Girl says:

      Sounds like the good Lord Mandelson is a little tired and emotional. All his plans to neuter Lord Ashcroft have come to nought and he is seething with impotent rage.

      Lots more of this please Lord M – let the great unwashed see what you are really like you snivelling reptile.

      • 241
        Tory Party HQ Is Being Advised By David Icke Cripes! says:

        Oh God, the Tory party seems to have been infiltrated by David Icke fans.
        Yes dear, the world is run by reptiles. FFS.

      • 399
        Susie says:

        Good one Geordie. I just wish he’d slink back off to the Amazon to look for his ex.

    • 144
      Cassandra King says:

      Just wait untill Mandelson reapears magically in another high powered post IF Cameron wins the election, there will be a lot of people cursing themselves for voting Tory.
      When will people learn that in eurotrash land the commissars like Mandelson stick to the levers of power like a barnacle sticks to a ships hull. Scum like Mandelson are the new power in the eurotrash dictatorship, when Dave congratulated that thick cow Ashton and said he looked forward to working with her did you think he was joking? Honest Dave will coopperate with his new masters like the good dog he is.
      Just imagine honest Dave explaining that his big green/red tent has room for someone like Mandeelson to his core vote…ooh wait his core vote has fucked off somewhere else already.

      In liblabcon land no lie and no deceit is too outrageous, no treachery and betrayal dirty enough, to the liblabcon parasites we are nothing and we mean nothing.

      • 162
        Anonymous says:

        Honest Dave? :)

        • 242
          Cassandra King says:

          Yeah cast iron honest Dave who would never lie and dissemble and trick his own grassroots, we have honest Daves cast iron promise and we can take that to the bank.

  30. 76
    Nick the Prick says:

    Lets get this straight

    NOT a day goes by without some toffy nosed Tory twat telling the BBC they intend to slash and burn their budget and drive the corporation into the ground… and they expect the BBc to be pro Tory. Isnt ITV and SKY not enough for you

  31. 81
    There are lies, dammed lies and then Statistics says:

    2008 £1 = 1.50 Euro – now 1.10 Euro a fall of 27%
    2008 £1 = 2.10 USD – now 1.50 USD a fall of 28%

    Your have named yourself with an abundance of accuracy.

  32. 84
    Barnabas Scudamore says:

    One the election campaign starts, the conservatives will tear Gordon cyclops brown, a new arsehole !

    He will be in such a state of meltdown, he will need pints and pints of Lithium rich fluid to calm his synapses, something george osborne’s brother MIGHT be able to help with. Of course his brother will be “caring” and “understanding” of gordon’s cycloptic needs !

    The ashcroft thing is interesting.

    No mention of those other Labour lord’s yet.

    This is a Conservative ploy – I’m sure of it.

    I think the team have got something sneaky up their sleeve with the ashcroft thing.

    Can you imagine if under current law, Ashcroft comes out as being far cleaner than the labour lords – that would be brilliant.

    Gordon the cyclops – I feel for him, I mean what could he possibly say in defence if it turns out his lords are MORE bent (no not in the mandelson sense) than the tories ?

    The tories looking after their rich friends hey ?

    Hang on gordon, your the one that has given 3 mates lordships….?

    DOWN WITH CYCLOPS —-DOWN WITH CYCLOPS—–DOWN WITH CYCLOPS

    • 91
      Barnabas Scudamore says:

      I meant When the election campaign starts, not one (?)……….

      • 441
        Ophelia Balls says:

        I agree, I think that its absolutely pointless shooting at shadows. Let the plebians shout and pout.

        Once the day is named the real action will start…if this current spat is as good as they’ve got they’re going to get reamed.

        If McBrooon was so cofident rest assured he would have called the election by now.

        He’s toast and he knows it – would Mandy have a “willy wobble” like that if he was on top of things?

    • 190
      NotaSheep says:

      Unfortunately I think the opposite. With Peter Mandelson and Al Campbell ahving the run of the BBC, I think we will see more sh*t being flung at the Tories than you can even imagine.

      • 287
        New Labour are shite says:

        Speaking of shite does anyone think that this current Labour dig is in retaliation for the question raised at pmq’s over brown’s private slush fund?
        There is definitely a story there although the Brown Bullshitting Corporation and Downing street’s spoon fed hacks seem more intent on smearing yet another innocent victim than have the guts to expose some real sleeze right under their noses.

  33. 98

    If they pass the digital economy bill, then next time the BBC do that you can have their internet disconnected for copy right infringement.

    At least until they can prove that they didn’t nick it.. honest

  34. 101
    Al says:

    Mandelson has totally lost it today. Seen him on TV earlier almost frothing at the mouth over Ashcroft.

    I get the impression that the BBC/Guardian/Labour campaign against Ashcroft was the last ammunition Labour had against the Tories. Now that their smear campaign has failed they are fucking ripping.

    Cameron should go on the offensive over Labour’s non-doms: Mittal, Pa*l, Cohen etc and also publicise Labour’s multi-million pound, tax-payer funded, money-laundering scam called the Trade Union Modernisation Fund.

    • 117
      Desperate Dan says:

      On yesterday’s Drive the journalist telling Peter Allen what was in the next day’s papers was from the Guardian. He was beside himself with excitement because he’d just been given an exclusive by Robin Lustig about Ashcroft and an interview with William Hague. It appeared that Robin Lustig has carried out an interview with William Hague that afternoon and then, six hours before it was broadcast on the BBC, he had given it to the Guardian as an exclusive. Lustig should be sacked. If he wants to work for the Guardian let him go but lets not expect the public to pay for Guardian exclusives.

    • 119
      Desperate Dan says:

      On yesterday’s Drive the journalist telling Peter Allen what was in the next day’s papers was from the Guardian. He was beside himself with excitement because he’d just been given an exclusive by Robin Lustig about Ashcroft and an interview with William Hague. It appeared that Robin Lustig has carried out an interview with William Hague that afternoon and then, six hours before it was broadcast on the BBC, he had given it to the Guardian as an exclusive. Lustig should be sacked. If he wants to work for the Guardian let him go but lets not expect the public to pay for Guardian exclusives.

    • 125
      The Sleeper says:

      And the C’unt Almighty’s mortgage.

    • 164
      Mis-judgement or what ? says:

      The proof will be in tonights daily YouGov poll.The one yesterday seem unaffected by the Ashcroft Saga but the waveof false outrage had not fully broken in the media.If there is no effect then Labour have indeed failed in their final bout of mud-slinging(although it has to be said that the Tory party kindlly supplied the cow-pats)

      • 434
        Susie says:

        Labour marginals YouGov show swing of 6.5% to Conservatives (they need a swing of 3–7% to take the seats) and 4% lead nationally.

        Keep Calm and Carry On.

  35. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile Radio 4 are leading with Mandleson giving a talk on financial probity.

  36. 103
    Desperate Dan says:

    Its far too complicated a story for Newsnight hacks. It was stretching their capabilities a bit asking them to do something as innovative as thinking up their own graphics. And they all want to be like their hero Alistair Campbell so nicking other people’s work off the internet and failing to give credit where credit’s due is right up their cul-de-sac.

  37. 107
    Martin Day's Mum says:

    What’s this I found under your bed?
    Martin’s Wank Bank.

    • 126
      M Day esq says:

      Oh Mum, not on this site, my already non existant credibility will suffer further!

  38. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Can any one help?

    It seems that under “safety” considerations you now have to provide identification and signatures to attend public meetings. For example the Chilcot enquiry:

    “Those attending will be required to provide a recognised form of photographic identification (either a drivers licence or passport). Members of the public will be asked to sign for their pass and will be required to return it upon departure from the Inquiry suite or additional viewing facility.”

    In 1960 Maggie put through a bill to ensure that any member of the public could attend every public meeting. It was after a journalist was thrown out of a public meeting.

    This was reformed in the law in 1985 with the same wording to allow access by the public to information. The only way to get around it, is for the person to be excluded for making trouble etc.

    Now we have the situation that council chambers can only be entered by people signing their names in a publicly readable book. So everyone in the room knows who is there. So you can go along to a planning enquiry to support your side and all your details are available to the developers.

    If you refuse, you do not get admitted.

    Why are these meetings held in rooms with strict fire safety, yet I can go into a library next door without any signature.

    Even community police meetings will refuse you entry for not signing in with a name and address. What law have I missed that allows ID to be demanded before being admitted to a public meeting?

    Do you need ID and signitures to watch parliament?

  39. 112
  40. 113
    Jockey Wilson says:

  41. 124
    lazy tards @ BBC says:

    Years ago I met someone who worked at the BBC. He was like a fat mental patient with florescent yellow boils on his face. He kept whining on about an attack on the Blue Peter garden. Apparently someone broke in and beat the fish to death with a stick and kicked the heads off all the flowers.

    We were on a train, and when he went to the bog I spat in his coffee, and picked my nose and poked it into his cake.

    Fucking BBC Hunt.

  42. 132
    Geordie Scoot says:

    Innocent question – if Lord Ashcroft is not domiciled in UK, he is presumably domiciled in Belize. He also maintains a residence there. In Belize the top rate of income tax is 45% compared to 40% currently in UK, and coprorate income tax is 35% compared to 28% in UK. Presumably, the offshore earnings on which Ashcroft has avoided UK taxation have been taxed in Belize. Therefore, if they fell to be taxed in the UK, Ashcroft could claim relief for the Belize taxes paid under the UK/Belize Double Tax Treaty. Therefore, the likelihood is that if that offshore income had been taxable in the UK, the UK tax liability would have been wholly offset by the credit for taxes paid in Belize, so net result would be not a penny in tax would have been paid in the UK.

    • 149
      Anonymous says:

      Yes, he has systematically avoided paying tax in the UK while trying to influence the country politically. Cameron and Hague have taken the pieces of silver from this person. Ashcroft has an entire country in his graps. That he is loathed, of course, in Belize goes without saying. Given this man’s attitude and antics, is there anyone who really believes he is paying even a tenth of his taxes in Belize?

      • 165
        Engineer says:

        Yes.

        The whole Ashcroft to-do is a diversionary tactic by the Nulab bunker to stop the rest of us talking about the state of the British economy. For a few days, it’s worked. Now everybody’s bored with it, we’ll all (except possibly the BBC) move on.

        There is no suggestion that Ashcroft has evaded any UK tax. If he has failed to honour his obligations in Belize, no doubt the authorities in that country will take appropriate action.

        • 204
          Anonymous says:

          You must be a complete fool to exonerate Ashcroft as you do. Perhaps you are devoid of even the basic requirements of perception.

          • Engineer says:

            Have a look at Guido’s post on February 15th (I think) regarding the noble Lord P*ul and his stealing of other people’s pensions.

            If you have any evidence of tax fiddling by Ashcroft, let’s hear it – or better still, inform HMRC. Put up, or shut up.

  43. 143
    Gooey Blob says:

    I think Gordon Brown could do with coming here for a lesson on economics, as well as a few other things. In fact, going for a lesson anywhere outside his bunker might be a good idea. The blundering idiot has turned a healthy and prosperous economy into a calamitous mess teetering on the very brink. Five more months of Labour, let alone five years, will push the UK over the edge.

    Perhaps that’s why Brown keeps visiting primary schools so much, he’s in need of a little basic maths help. Perhaps one of the teachers can take some time out to help him with some remedial arithmetic, and explain a few other basic concepts like inflation, the national debt, and why pensions are a good thing.

    • 156
      Artful Dodger says:

      we don’t want Brown here, he’s done enough damage……

    • 174

      Brown won’t listen.
      Even Balls wasn’t able to convince him that the if the black line keeps going down and the red line keeps going up the money will be all gone by 2002. Brown thought electrical plug theory would work.
      red = live or income
      Black = Neutral
      Green = debt.

      No green on the graph, so no debt.

      HISTORICAL NOTE
      Plugenomics has been discredited by all except Left wing governments since 1999.
      Cablenomics has replaced. This is a theory whereby whatever economic situation is currently prevailing the Lib Dems claim to have predicted it a long while back. No proof is required of claims.

  44. 152
    Mandelwatcher says:

    Mandelson is very angry simply because the penny has finally dropped that the British puiblic ,including many formerly loyal to labour, now regard his lordship (sic) to be only a self serving ,scheming ,thieving , cheap crook with a gaudy line of patter and disgusting bedroom habits : a corrupter of young,foreign male visitors to this country. No one takes the slightest notice of the content of his utterences except for national journalists, unless it is for the purpose of having a good laugh.
    He is a preening poofter who gives homosexuality a bad name because of his
    emotionally immature outbursts .
    Mind you , if he dies from Aids he will become,overnight , elevated to the status of ‘ the most influential labour political figure of the last century .
    What a bloody joke .

    • 176
      Morgan Everett says:

      How much of it is purely down to loathing of a self-made man by a bunch of socialist politicians who have never done an honest day’s work in their life. I can’t blame him for paying as little tax as possible when a large amount of it goes to feather the nests of parasites like Mandelson.

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      oooooer says:

      spot on the nail

    • 188
      ex-pat pete says:

      well at least his only offsprings will be little brownies, how kind of him to save the world from his DNA ………..or wait a mo……. Oh Shit

    • 272
      Gooey Blob says:

      I couldn’t care less about Mandelson’s sexuality, whatever floats his boat and all that. Good luck to him on that score. However, his recent rantings on everything and everything bullygate or Ashcroft related are counter-productive. Most people who see him on the box these days realise that if Mandelson is banging on about something, it must be a load of old nonsense.

      Labour desperately need to find a spokesperson who is trusted, and at the moment there are very few front benchers who are. The likes of Mandelson and Campbell need to be removed from office before Labour can again become electable. These spin doctors have turned a once-honourable party led by a decent (if misguided) man like Michael Foot into a rabid spin machine that took us to war on a lie, covered up its wrongdoing, and saw to it that a government servant who exposed some of its lies was found dead in the woods.

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        Engineer says:

        I never thought I’d say this, but the untimely death of John Smith might have cost this country dear by allowing the rise of Bliar, Broon, Mandelscum, Campbell et al.

  45. 160
    Morgan Everett says:

    Harry Phibbs’ column on the Mail website today also (briefly) mentioned your graph, Guido.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1255423/Hung-Parliament-good-Clegg–bad-news-Britain.html

  46. 161
    Martin Day says:

    AFP are reporting that Robert Mugabe is backing David Cameron to win the General Election. And he thought the week couldn’t get worse..

    • 166
      Engineer says:

      Odd. Given the economic similarities between them, you’d expect Mugabe to be backing McRuin.

  47. 163
    The Prime Mincer activist update says:

    For circulation to activists only.

    Just a few pointers for you workers to think about

    This graph guff doesn’t wash with us this is media manipulation on a grand scale…everyone will come round to our way of thinking once we’re voted back in and if they don’t … tough. Markets don’t drop because our great leader won’t get re-elected they drop because the world would lose it’s svengali and they’re desperate to mimic our economic model. You don’t stick £200billion into the public sector et al to get .03% growth you do it to perpetuate your own myth…job done.

    This Chile finance nonsense is also just a storm in a teacup..they run their finances like the Greeks..sweaty place never been there…oh forgot Corfu but hey thats an island and doesn’t count… like their finance minister. Gordon has told them all to use an exercise book…note down their outgoings and ingoings and giveaway..ings …oh well you get the picture…budget it…budge tit..no that was the secretary..well you get the message we saved the world .. it all started in the America.

    South America thats the big bit near the Falklands that the Argies still want. Some wag suggested if Gordon was to retire he could walk becoming Governor General of the Falklands but we had to shelve that idea pretty quick as the entire island threatened to move to Buenos Hairies.

    Anyway back to home news …. what a week everyone needs to keep going on the Ashcroft story…the longer we flog that dead horse the longer we can continue to avoid discussing our own donors. Don’t forget we have serious skeletons in our funding cupboard so keep off the subject. Just because the electoral comission says it all legal We say it isn’t fair, he doesn’t claim expenses, he doesn’t seek the limelight, he works tirelessly to put right what we’ve had 13 years to destroy…its just not fair they have such a generous benefactor enough said.

    Make sure any bad news is slipped through on friday as you know who is at Chilcott Enquiry…just to give you the inside nod..we’ve been practicing for weeks and the slack jawing is still a problem but hes smiling better just not at the right time but it’ll come and with the Tv debates coming up soon too we’re keeping at it daily. I got a peerage to do this job and if we win I’m not sure what I want to be next….Queen ? no only joking thanks will be enough.

    I think you will all want to join me in congratulating Harriet on her performance at PMQs she managed very successfully to avoid having to answer any question and did really well keeping Hague on his toes. I think the score was Hague 10 Hymen 2 (she got his surname right). Told her to watch the ‘head on one side and silly grin’ pose as it has the look of Frank Skinner…no sorry Frank Spencer doing a whoopsie. Lastly did say Hubby Drone can’t wear drag on the hustings now that hes been adopted under the all women selection process (excepting husbandesses) she didn’t like that but you know what shes like …one rule for them one for us etc etc yawn.

    Must dash as Gordon’s back …getting on with the job..got a couple of spears and a jungle drum from Gungerdin Zuma…thought the Zimbabwe ploy worked well…you know Gordon wanting to be sure everything going to plan before allowing Brother Mugabe’s henchmen to resume their shopping trips
    around the globe ..houses etc drawing a bit of dosh from the old accounts etc etc Harrods with the old envelope stuffer. As you all know Gordon has spent years helping all the ex-pats that keep getting knived,shot,thrown off their land etc etc so that the Mugabe coterie can grow tomatos and a few veg so good to see him playing the ‘Saving the World’ role so convincingly.

    All in all going very well so far and haven’t had to name the date yet…we all know when it is but no need to tell the plebs yet keep ‘em guessing…the budget planning is going really well…we shouldn’t need the postal votes (good to have them in case) as the budget should do all the buying the electorate we need to get 5 more glorious years.

    It is absolutely vital that we hold the party line and under no circumstances get into discussions with anyone about our performance over the last 13 years just keep pushing our ‘Vision’ for the future…how we have bought us through the recession and know the best way forward for this country. Our past record is for losers and those living in the past and we all know thats the great unwashed, public sector employees and others dependent on us ..well our core vote really.

    Remember on May 6th (possibly just teasing) Vote Labour for a fairer shafting for all.

    ps…coke is something poor people put on their fires or drink not labour mps sniff up their hooters…they’re what hazel shoves up her duster..no I digress
    and must go its not phones flying today hes got those spears ..GORDON PUT THAT DOWN.

    • 486
      Elmer says:

      Far too long and very boring. Could you please spare us from these completely incoherent rants, its just one big pile of diarrhoea and it horrible. Nobody reads that kind of shit.

  48. 169
    PM says:

    It must be a very slow news day at the Brown Broadcasting Corp. Ashcroft’s been on the front page all day.

  49. 170
    adge says:

    After watching Harman PMQs and today at Business Questions freaking out, and then Mandleson acting as judge and jury, what I would’nt give for five minutes in a room with them both.

  50. 171
    Artful Dodger says:

    hey guys
    some good news at last
    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23812097-tony-blair-set-to-earn-pound-5-million-from-memoirs.do
    it’s nice that our Tone’s doing so well isn’t it…..????

  51. 172
    mogg says:

    Latest YouGov of the marginals show the gap has narrowed to 2%. It seems that as people start to look at the Tories as the Election nears , they don`t like what they see.

    • 183

      But why do you think Mr Blair decided September would be a good time to publish his real memoirs? Not the edited ones he published after being PM. The seriously juicy ones about his neighbour from hell.
      Tone said he didn’t want to embarrass Gordon while GB was prime minister.
      So i suppose even Blair thinks Brown will be gone by September.

      He probably has a few million on Dave to win. Probably took it out at 4:1 in 2007.
      No wonder hes always smiling.

    • 257
      Unsworth says:

      You Gov? All over the fucking place. I’d wait for confirmation from a more reputable pollster before making any assumptions.

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    QWERTY says:

    Well well well, the drug addicts and rent boy users at the BBC put the Ashcroft story as the SECOND story yet only gave it a couple of minutes.

    The steam has just about gone from this and the BBC has really outed itself as pro Liebour. When Cameron wins, I really hope he slaughters the drug addled wankers at TV centre.

    • 498
      White City Slicker says:

      Err

      He’s actually one of them he used to work for Carlton Television.

      As for drugs we’d better not go there glass houses and all that.

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    Flim-Flam Dave says:

    Yeh, let’s get rid of the BBC – always good to shoot the messengaer. Then we van all pay £50 per month to watch impartial stuff like Fox News.

    • 192
      QWERTY says:

      No one forces you to watch Fox News? But we are forced to pay for a bunch of homosexual left wing rent boy using wankers at the BBC.

    • 195
      PM says:

      Optional £50 vs compulsory £140. It’s a no-brainer.

      • 243
        Sue Denim says:

        £50 x 12 = £60

        • 247
          Sue Denim says:

          £50 x 12 = £600 (sorry)

          • BBC really is good value at £140.
            All the radio and web included for 1/4 the price of SKY.

            Of course, if Sky had a 99% of households compulsory tax then they could charge £140 and you would have all of that + Sky movies and sky sports but without Newsnight Review, BBC news 24, BBC 4 or Lark Rise.

            Seems a fair trade.

          • QWERTY says:

            Well said Bill, Most of the BBC output is made up of shit like gaybenders and repeats as well.

            I don’t have the movies or the sport so I pay just over 20 a month, much more reasonable but I object to funding the drug habit and rent boy abuse that the scum at the BBC partake in.

            If you don’t like Sky don’t pay for it, I don’t like the BBC but I still have to pay for it. Just block the BBC channels on Sky and cable for those who don’t want to pay for the drugged up wankers.

    • 212

      People who want Fox news would pay to watch that.
      People who want liberal left media news would pay to watch that.

      Free market competition operating within a supply and demand envirionment.
      You can choose to watch what you want, without also having to pay for the things you don’t want.

      Do you see how that works? Or would you like a child to explain it to you using pic n’ mix?

      • 215

        can’t beat the auto mod today.
        Somedays i don’t know why i bother trolling at all….

        • 251
          The Moderator Must Die says:

          It’s been fucking murder today hasn’t it.
          When I get hold of that intern who is deleting posts I am going to give them a good kick in the bollocks.

          • mandys facial says:

            ive been moderated too, scumbags

          • nursemorepillsplease says:

            Some of us might just buy said intern a pint or two, with thanks.

          • he's a cowardly thick TwAT who dare not squeak his name says:

            Guido can delete posts on a thread with a keypress because he knows who posts what and can wipe out all they post on one go, something thick as pigshit snide cowards would do well to remember in the future

          • Jus' Sayin' says:

            Which rather begs the question, as you fulfill all that criteria, why he hasn’t deleted yours.

    • 230
      Archer Karcher says:

      The BBC is shite and needs culling.

      It is neither unbiased or impartial, it is propagandised wall to wall pap. Any organisation that relies on force and imprisonment for it`s existence, is inherently bad. However you appear to be too stupid to to even realise that.

      As for Murdoch`s “evil” Sky, it starts at £18.00 for Sky TV, broadband connection and telephone landline.

      Excellent value when compared to the BBC, with the added benefit, that nobody will send you to prison if you do not buy it.

      • 276
        Down with Brown! says:

        The BBC is an appalling left-wing propaganda organisation and discourages competition and genuine creativity.. It must be given three years to become more neutral or face being split up and sold off.

        • 305
          lol says:

          WRONG!

          it should be closed down immediately and Mark Thompsontwat should be shot at dawn by Jim ‘Bullseye’ Thingmagig

          • Anonymous says:

            Total bollocks. Agreed- the BBC has got massive problems. It’s become fat and complacent and many of the news decisions are highly questionable. It’s grossly overstaffed, especially at the top levels. But it also provides some fantastic tv and radio. Fox would never invest the massive sums necessary for decent drama or natural history programmes. And Fox News is utter shite.

  56. 193
    allan akhbar says:

    any fool knows that you cant keep pissing money away like brown!

    the so called experts live in the past quoting this theory or that.

    we have a balance of payments deficit so when the pound falls it costs us MORE!

    A STRONG WEALTH PRODUCING ECONOMY RESULTS IN A STRONG CURRENCY…….being a ‘diversity officer’ etc does not create wealth.
    with the recent tax rises investors will look elsewhere…..paying someone £1 per day in asia against £60 here means that we can only compete by making quality products…….but the cost of just 1 factory job works out at £40,000!!!!!

    therefore the pound is going down the plug hole!

    get out while you still can!

    • 280
      Grey light of dawn says:

      Correct. It is roll up sleeves time. The boozy party is over and the drinks are going to have to be paid for.

      Gordon is the drunk lying in front of the door, blocking the the way forward

  57. 201
    Anonymous says:

    Whats a messengaer ?

  58. 203
    Civil Servant says:

    Great news! Cameron has Mugabe’s seal of approval!

    http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?area=africa&item=100304172200.gpnano9b.php

    “We have always related better with the British through the Conservatives than Labour,” Mugabe told journalists.

    “Conservatives are bold, (Tony) Blair and (Gordon) Brown run away when they see me, but not these fools, they know how to relate to others,” he added.

    Yes, Conservatives and Mugabe, made for each other.

  59. 205
    GCSE text book level says:

    Euro, Euro, Euro 70% of trade for UK. Follow the money. Where are the exports?

  60. 207

    BBC? Scum.

    Anyone hear the six o clock news on R4? Lead story was the shock news that Lord Ashcroft hasn’t done anything wrong, no one is accusing him of doing anything wrong, no companies linked to him have done anything wrong, no money has changed hands with any suspicion of dodgy dealing whatsoever.

    Naturally such outragous behaviour merited seven minutes as the lead story for the BBC with judicious use of such terms as “illegal” “corrupt” “conservatives” “tory” “funding|” “millions” “tax”.

    Goebbels couldnt have done it better.

    • 235
      Ratsniffer says:

      Instead of loving up the BBC and telling them how wonderful they are Cameron needs to let it be known that his office is watching very closely, and if they don’t shape up there will be a huge clearout of all the marxists at the Beeb with whole layers of leftie managers sacked. And their newsrooms will be trimmed down too, how many BBC people do you need on one story? reporters and producers from BBC 24, The Six o clock news, radio 5 live, Radio 4…. get rid of them!

      • 341
        Steven 'Swollen' Nolan says:

        Sure, I hope ta christ they keep me on, I need the money ta eat and eat and eat and eat, I,m not quite fat enough yet.

    • 253
      Mr Plum says:

      Heard the 5pm news in the car quite a forensic dissection of the story went on for about 15 minutes they even had the chap from yougov on saying that it could well affect the polls and might make people think the tories are still sleazy and a party for the toffs.

      • 258
        Down with Brown! says:

        Shame on Lord Ashcroft, not doing anything wrong, what a scandal!

        • 277
          barefootcontessa says:

          Sooner the Tories get rid of Ashcroft the better. They should wash their hands of him, he’s causing them too much grief despite all his money.

    • 459
      g1lgam3sh says:

      The reality is that Labour would be ‘buying the marginals’ if they could. The problem for them is that they’ve fucked up their finances as badly as they’ve fucked ours

    • 605
      Gordoom cooks the books says:

      Lets not forget it was a Liebour PM who was questioned by the old bill on cash for honours LIEBOUR HYPOCRITES YET AGAIN

  61. 211
    Who will rid me of the UEA? says:

    Talking of Graphs, just read the text at the bottom of the (discredited) CRU’s latest pronouncement on global temperatures:

    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/warming/

    Even though the slope on the graph has levelled off, Jones still talks with almost undisguised glee about the words in the Fourth IPCC report being an “advance” on those of the the Third report. An advance in what way? – towards the World Socialist Government? Methinks this is a typical Marxist tactic.

    • 231
      Cassandra King says:

      Take a look at the ‘WATTS UP WITH THAT’ site for a real eye opener!

      The graphs of actual Arctic ice thickness and area proves beyond doubt that the UEA are in fact a bunch of thick frauds, you will see the actual graphs and satellite images that the UEA/CRU/BBC frauds will not show you. These frauds prefer to hide the real evidence and concentrate on made up fake trash evidence.

      The manmade global warming fraud is falling apart, the tide is now going out and we are going to see how many have been swimming naked!

      • 264
        Archer Karcher says:

        Indeed, Watts Up With That and many others are on the net and never mentioned by the MSM. Look at these sites as well, to get a clearer picture regarding the truth about CO2 Global Warming fraud and MSM lies.

        Green Hell, Climate Audit, Greenie Watch, OKGETREAL, EUReferendum ( politics and real investigative journalism ) buythetruth and many, many others.

        • 291
          Copenhagen is over says:

          They are talking to Watts now. He is being very balanced, but says that any use of the term ‘denialists’ is offensive, bearing with it connotations of holocaust denial. The denialist term (used by Labour ministers) being an ad hominem attack to shut out numerous respected, but sceptical scientists, who have been shut out of the discussion by tactics as employed by the CRU team among others.

  62. 214
    QWERTY says:

    Anyone else noticed the BBC never mentions the elderly couple kidnapped by the Somali wankers? Why wouldn’t the BBC ever cover this story (ITV and Sky do on a regular basis)?

    Could it be because the one eyed homosexual might be made to look a bigger fucking coward than he already is for not getting them released?

    • 237
      Ratsniffer says:

      The Somalis kidnapped the “wrong kind” of people. The Beeb isn’t interested in white middle class pensioners.

      • 249
        QWERTY says:

        You mean two Tory voters?

      • 268
        mandys facial says:

        shame some of the ridiculous leftie presenters arent kidnapped they’d soon change their tune same as if they lived next door to a load of somalians

    • 297
      The BBC says:

      Hideously white pensioners have no place in our vibrant multicultural society and certainly not on our news programs. They probably have racist views toward those poor downtrodden Somalis anyway.

      • 324
        Ratsniffer says:

        Watch the BBC spring into action if the SAS do a rescue mission and take out a few Somalis. They’ll be demanding a public inquiry.

  63. 218
    Raptor says:

    The BBC isn’t a “messenger”. It is a propagandist. As such it should be paid for by the people who want to receive that kind of propaganda, and not out of general taxation.

    The next Conservative government should abolish the TV Licence tax immediately, and let the BBC sink or swim in its own bile.

  64. 222
    j spliff of sw17 says:

    lord mandelscum is lecturing again,like sutcliffe lecturing paedos!

  65. 228
    QWERTY says:

    Tom Bradby on ITV just laid into Lord Fondelbum, asking WHY he doesn’t know if Labour donors are non-doms or not. You saw the video actually cut for a second, so clearly Mandelbum got a strop on or something.

    Bradby was spot on though, yes the Tories do look stupid over tihs, but Liebour and the Lib Dems are just as bad. Why is Bradby the only journalist who keeps asking about the status of Liebour non-doms?

    • 240
      Ratsniffer says:

      Bradby has consistantly shown up Toenails and his cronies by being scupulously fair and if labour needs some tough questioning, he gives it to them.

      • 263
        Tron says:

        Tom Bradby just did the first unbiased report on Ashcroft I’ve seen all week. Well done!
        I wonder if the BBC watch ITV?

        • 271
          Mr Plum says:

          I think this onslaught at the beeb will just strengthen the tory vote they have lost there credibility.

        • 278
          Down with Brown! says:

          Tom Bradby is superb, soooo much better than arrogant Dickhead Robinson.

        • 286
          Hang The Bastards says:

          The guy is a fucking hero. Well done Tom for having a spine !

          GUIDO !! Can you do a spotlight on Tom & compare him against those lefty tits at the Beeb & those useless Hunts at Sky !

          • Ratsniffer says:

            I don’t know what Bradby’s politics are. And that’s how it should be. He’s scrupulously fair, giving ALL politicians of whatever persuasion a grilling if they need it. Bradby is streets ahead of the rest.

    • 273
      South of the M4 says:

      Agree. It always was a non story. All 3 of the major parties are similarly funded – and Labour actually seem to have more skeletons in their closet. The country is confused and bored with Ashcroft. Labour look vindictive, Tories look naive. Move
      along.

      • 281
        barefootcontessa says:

        What else have newlab got to cling on to. Might be difficult to sell their financial skills!

      • 288
        Hu Flung Dung says:

        “Agree. It always was a non story.”

        That must be why it’s the headline non story across the airwaves with ever more desperate Torys screeching “Witch Hunt”. Why did the Conservatives refuse to meet the chair of the Electoral Commission? What have they got to hide?

        • 304
          Go on, surprise yourself says:

          Nothing

          PS Which of Labour’s donors is non-dom?

          I only ask because we should get the facts out into the open in the interest of truth and balance.

          • Hu Flung Dung says:

            Labour donors are just that. Donors.
            Ashcroft has bought the Conservative party lock stock and both smoking barrels. If he wins the election he has very kindly offered to live in the country he will run.
            If the Conservatives have nothing to hide, why do they fear meeting with the Electoral Commission instead of just sending reams of useless tractor stats?

          • Engineer says:

            Because – apparently – they weren’t invited to any meetings.

        • 339
          QWERTY says:

          “…That must be why it’s the headline non story across the airwaves with ever more desperate Torys screeching “Witch Hunt”. Why did the Conservatives refuse to meet the chair of the Electoral Commission? What have they got to hide?…”

          Utter bollocks. It’s a non story made up by the BBC and the Guardian. Ashcroft has done NOTHING illegal and nothing that other Labour non-doms haven’t done.

          Yes the Tories look tits for not finding out his tax status, but what about Lord Fondlebum’s mortgage application form then? Did he lie on it?

          • Hu Flung Dung says:

            It’s a non story on BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and 5 and no doubt the bush telegraph in Timbuctu. And poor old Mushroom Dave was kept in the dark and fed manure.

          • QWERTY says:

            The meeja follow the BBC line. The BBC lead the daily news agenda, they are the ones keeping this story alive. ITV have been the only network to put this story into perspective, yes there is a legitimate story, but it’s not about non-doms or Tory donations (the BBC keep changing the story) but about competence.

            If this is the best the BBC can come up with to try to smear Cameron it’s pathetic. Why isn’t the BBC highlighting the incompetence of the gay one eyed mong for fucking up the economy, or cutting defence spending that has led to the huge loss of life in Iraq and Afghanistan?

          • Susie says:

            Well we’ll see won’t we.

            Tomorrow at the Chilcott inquiry… wonder whether we’ll get smarmy Brown, tearful Brown or rough tough Brown? None of them will cut any ice with the relatives… their boys are dead due to Brown’s cuts, as every inquest has proved.

        • 424
          New Labour are shite says:

          They did not refuse shitehurler they wrote to the chair and never got a reply.

          • Anonymous says:

            Just wait for ITV News credibilty to disappear when that shyster Adam Crozier takes over as Chief Exec.

  66. 229
    Left-Wing Wonder says:

    Wow, naughy naughty BBC.

  67. 236

    Wherever would we be without graphs? They’re so pleasant to look at, with all the colours and the like. Must say, however, they mean fuck all to me.

    • 246
      Engineer says:

      That’s your own fault for spending school maths lessons making gooey eyes at the young drakes.

  68. 248
    Down with Brown! says:

    The left has hit rock bottom. Trying to link Mugabe and Cameron:
    http://twitter.com/campbellclaret/statuses/9983262519

    Anyone remember which party it was who used to support Mugabe and gave Ceauşescu a knighthood.

    • 256
      mandys facial says:

      lab perchance?

      • 309
        Sure thing says:

        In 1978, allegedly to the Queen’s great irritation, the Labour Government insisted that she allow Nicolae Ceausescu a state visit, and award an honorary knighthood to the megalomanic Romanian dictator. Apparently Jim Callaghan and his foreign secretary of the time, David Owen, thought that all this kowtowing would persuade Ceausescu to order a large number of military aircraft from the then state-owned British Aerospace.

        Showing the same amazing opportunism and lack of dignity – but in an opposite direction– the Foreign Office revoked Ceausescu’s knighthood on 22 December 1989 just as the dictator was attempting, unsuccessfully, to flee from his rioting subjects. We can confidently predict that the Foreign Office will not revoke Robert Mugabe’s honorary knighthood until the day after the brutalised people of Zimbabwe rise up against their oppressor.

        • 356
          Join in when you feel you can says:

          There are similarities between Ceausescu and Broon’s gov, 70% income tax, about the same as ours if you add all the nu lab stealth taxes, pot holed road, poverty, social and morale decline and a state run gov biased telly. He was sho* live on boxing day 1989 three days after he was deposed, any chance the same could happen to Broon on or around the 9th of May 2010

    • 301
      Down with Brown! says:

      You missed out the man who deceived the British public into an illegal war. The man who slandered brave Dr Kelly.

      • 354
        QWERTY says:

        Good point, the BBC have taken the Governments lie about Kelly committing suicide. Just look at how the BBC went after Thatcher over the Belgrano.

        • 376

          Thatcher sank the Belgrano. Sank it by filling it with the corpses of dead mineworkers and gold bars meant for poor people.
          I read it in the Guardian.

          • deeps says:

            Bollocks. It was sunk with Mk 8 torpedoes.

          • A level History 2009 says:

            I thought it hit an iceberg and only the toffs were saved.

          • Christy says:

            To Deeps,I think you got that wrong mate,it was stated at the time it was a Mk8 fish but it wasn’t,I know this because I once worked with a guy who was on that sub at the time and he said what was put out was bullshit it was hit by wire guided fish.

          • the puppett master says:

            Hurrah !
            hip hip hoorah !
            hip hip hoorah !

          • Anonymous says:

            Thatcher also caused the recent banking collapse.
            I know this because The BBC said so, innit.

          • oooooer says:

            thought it was a brown torpedo darling

          • Thats News says:

            So glad they know where to come, Guido!

          • dogman says:

            Twat of extraordinary proportions

          • t a t, says:

            dogman, you really are a pathetic little turd, aren’t you. why don’t you just fuck off and stop embarassing yourself? there’s a good little spaz. go on, run along.

          • dogman says:

            I’ll try again to get this posted in response to this retard. You are a twat sir of extraordinary proportion.

          • dogman says:

            Bill quango mp, my last two posts were for your perusal you dumfuck. It won’t let me reply to you post so take this as red. YOU ARE A TWAT

      • 357
        nell says:

        ‘slandered’ Dr Kelly ? It is possible, depending on the outcome of the Coroner’s Inquiry, that the eleven medical experts are currently pursuing through the courts, that it may be found that Dr Kelly was murdered.

        Of course no suspect will be named, the verdict will be open. But where then does that leave bliar, campbell, scarlett etc? Because they will be tainted with suspicion for all time.

        • 366
          little timmy says:

          do they care though with all their dosh!

        • 394
          Anonymous says:

          And smeared by nell.

          • nell says:

            Smearing is done by unsubstantiated suggestion. Coroner’s Inquests are based on evidence.

            I’m almost 100% positive that there will, eventually, be an Open Verdict on Dr David Kelly’s death which points towards murder.

            There will be no suspect.

            It is an incontrovertible fact that bliar, campbell, jonathonpowell and scarlett shamefully and publicly dragged Dr Kelly before the Hoc committee where he was severely, unacceptably bullied by the machinations of that quartet because he had said that they had sexed up the 45 min wmd claim.

            Dr Kelly’s view has since been proved true beyond all doubt.

            If the Coroner rules that there is a possibility that Dr Kelly was murdered, and there is a very substantial chance that he will, the question that will remain in history for all time is ‘who benefitted most from his death?’, at that point in time.

            And did the quartet, or any one of them arrange for him to be silenced because his truth threatened their credibility?

          • The cruel hand of truth says:

            Only almost 100%?

          • Tattooed_Arry says:

            New Labour have always found “the scientific method”, that worked so well in dragging Medicine and Science out of the stranglehold of Religion and Superstition, to be rather inconvenient.
            A perfect example being the recent mass resignations of the Government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, which is described on The Home Office Website as quote:
            “The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is an independent expert body that advises government on drug related issues in the UK.” End quote.
            The Labour Government love prefacing their edicts with the line “on the basis of the best scientific evidence/advice”.

            In reality they take the line that if the evidence/advice doesn’t fit the political agenda silence the messenger.

          • the puppett master says:

            AGW junk science !
            Very well funded junk science though.
            How dare you .
            I payed a lot of money to pull that one off.
            Just go to the gin palace and forget about it there’s a good prole.
            My god what is the world coming to.
            The plebs are begining to question our scams ,sorry things .
            How dare you ,the science is settled !
            As for drugs I refute, I have never been in a Jakuzi with cocaine and hookers .
            So there !
            Move along nothing to see here .
            Or I’ll call the police,(see skinheads).

          • Ali the man carrying Liars smoking handbag says says:

            We don’t do God.

            or science.

          • lol says:

            Is Jon Craig of Sky News a member of the Labour Party or just taking it up the arse from Mandelson?. There must be some reason for the fanatical way he’s continuing to smear Ashcroft, Hague, and Cameron at every opportunity.

          • Jed says:

            Jon Craig is a fucking joke. He must be taking dictation from Damien McBride.

          • Peter and his Gypsy Mandolins says:

            He’s taking dick all right, don’t worry your pretty head about that Sonny Boy.
            “””Climb up on my knee”””

          • KN says:

            Does anyone watch Sky News anymore? It’s a joke and it’s viewing figures are down the pan. It’s one long Labour party broadcast with twats like John Craig, Glen o’Glaza and Peter the poof Spencer. Even Adam Boulton is embarrassed to be associated with it.

          • Barry George says:

            Fair point but those weather girls are HOT HOT HOT!

          • QWERTY says:

            Very true some of the women are fit, just turn the sound down. The women at the BBC are just ugly. Fox News women are the best though, lots of upskirt shots as well.

          • universal hiss says:

            Sadly,I fear you are 100% right.

          • don't go into the woods says:

            I thought the filthy corrupt scum-sucking sock-puppet-of-the-jews bastard animal, Lord Hutton, ruled that evidence relating to the death of David Kelly is to be kept secret for 70 years.

            The jews who killed him prolly cut his cock off and stuffed it in his mouth (they get a bit carried away during the 1000s of assassinations the do each year to keep evidence of jew war crimes, jew crimes against humanity, jew child-killing, jew terrorism, jew false-flag ops, jew manipulation of intelligence, and jew corruption of political and financial systems, out of the public domain).

          • MacManny of that Ilk says:

            You’ve got it all wrong. Those “jews” are actually lizards from Scotland. Wake up and smell the porridge ffs.

          • Racist B'stard says:

            Coming from a Jew that’s a bit rich isn’t it?

          • Forces of Hell says:

            call yerself intelligent?

            wanker

      • 624
        The Sleeper says:

        I think you mean ‘slaughtered’.

    • 378
      Civil Servant says:

      It’s Mugabe himself who prefers the Tories. More his kind of people, apparently.

      http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?area=africa&item=100304172200.gpnano9b.php

      “We have always related better with the British through the Conservatives than Labour,” Mugabe told journalists.

      “Conservatives are bold, (Tony) Blair and (Gordon) Brown run away when they see me, but not these fools, they know how to relate to others,” he added.

    • 633
      Susie says:

      Labour and Mugabe look pretty chummy here:

      http://www.africanewsflash.com/straw.jpg

      Straw looks in awe of this brave Marxist freedom fighter, Mugabe hasn’t even bothered to get up.

  69. 289
    Snowed under says:

    I do hope Jon Snow is not long for this world.

    His friendship with the utter devil Brown is well known.

    Hopefully the jinx will hit him with a major health problem.

    Preferring to divert attention away from the fraudster’s plans to ruin Britain.

    • 306
      Down with Brown! says:

      Jon Snow was very emotional about Michael Foot last night, one by one the comrades are dying out.

  70. 290
    Sarah Magda Goebbels-Brown says:

    It started in Belize!

    • 292
      Damien McBride says:

      It’s all Ashcrofts fault.

      • 296
        Down with Brown! says:

        LAbour’s election strategy is to smeer and smeer and smeer and smeer.

        It looks like McBride is still directing Team Labour.

      • 300
        Sarah Magda Goebbals-Brown says:

        Damien, are you still OK for Chequers at the weekend?

  71. 293
    Down with Brown! says:

    2010 YouGov/CH4:
    Con Unweighted 1215 becomes 1070
    Lab Unweighted 861 becomes 1015

    2009 YouGov/CH4:
    Con Unweighted 689 becomes 662
    Lab Unweighted 503 becomes 564

    What changed between the two polls? Gordon gave Peter Kellner’s a highly paid job.

  72. 295
    Cameron to Ashcroft says:

    I won’t ask if you’re lying as long as you don’t tell me.

  73. 299
    Over and out says:

    Why DOES this website moderate?

    I predict the decline of this blog over the coming months – topics stay for half days and more without a new one – boring,dull and so many times completely the wrong subject. Rather lazy aren’t we.

    Ban me arsehole – the blog is on it’s way out.

    • 310
      lol says:

      Has LabourList doing these days, Derek?

    • 314
      Join in when you feel you can says:

      !”&^%ld g*$£” kg^£2!

    • 332
      I was disgusted because I wanted to be disgusted says:

      This site is a nexus of free thinking commenteers which happens to have topics at the top.
      The Moderation thing I have not yet worked out, because there is often no rhyme or reason for being modded.
      But look, you have created a mini topic within a greater blog by moaning about no topics.
      The wonder of the web…Coooo

      • 389
        Father Jack says:

        Modding is based on our host’s past misdemeanors. Now that he’s a clean living, teatotal regular sunday worshipper, his sins have been absolved and are not to be mentioned.

  74. 302
    Updated evening version as a day in labour politics is very long in the office of the Prime Mincer says:

    Just a few pointers for you party activists to think about

    I told ‘em during my teatime interviews ..glad to have got that off my chest.

    This graph guff doesn’t wash with us this is media manipulation on a grand scale…everyone will come round to our way of thinking once we’re voted back in and if they don’t … tough. Markets don’t drop because our great leader won’t get re-elected they drop because the world would lose it’s svengali and they’re desperate to mimic our economic model. You don’t stick £200billion into the public sector et al to get .03% growth you do it to perpetuate your own myth…job done.

    This Chile finance nonsense is also just a storm in a teacup..they run their finances like the Greeks..sweaty place never been there…oh forgot Corfu but hey thats an island and doesn’t count… like their finance minister. Gordon has told them all to use an exercise book…note down their outgoings and ingoings and giveaway..ings …oh well you get the picture…budget it…budge tit..no that was the secretary..well you get the message we saved the world .. it all started in America nothing to do with us ..got it.

    South America thats the big bit near the Falklands that the Argies still want. Some wag suggested if Gordon was to retire he could walk becoming Governor General of the Falklands but we had to shelve that idea pretty quick as the entire island threatened to move to Buenos Hairies.

    Anyway back to home news …. what a week everyone needs to keep going on the Ashcroft story…the longer we flog that dead horse the longer we can continue to avoid discussing our own donors. Don’t forget we have serious skeletons in our funding cupboard so keep off the subject. Just because the electoral comission says it all legal We say it isn’t fair, he doesn’t claim expenses, he doesn’t seek the limelight, he works tirelessly to put right what we’ve had 13 years to destroy…its just not fair they have such a generous benefactor enough said.

    Make sure any bad news is slipped through on friday as you know who is at Chilcott Enquiry…just to give you the inside nod..we’ve been practicing for weeks and the slack jawing is still a problem but hes smiling better just not at the right time but it’ll come and with the Tv debates coming up soon too we’re keeping at it daily. I got a peerage to do this job and if we win I’m not sure what I want to be next….Queen ? no only joking thanks will be enough.

    I think you will all want to join me in congratulating Harriet on her performance at PMQs she managed very successfully to avoid having to answer any question and did really well keeping Hague on his toes. I think the score was Hague 10 Hymen 2 (she got his surname right). Told her to watch the ‘head on one side and silly grin’ pose as it has the look of Frank Skinner…no sorry Frank Spencer doing a whoopsie. Lastly did say Hubby Drone can’t wear drag on the hustings now that hes been adopted under the all women selection process (excepting husbandesses) she didn’t like that but you know what shes like …one rule for them one for us etc etc yawn.

    Must dash as Gordon’s back …getting on with the job..got a couple of spears and a jungle drum from Gungerdin Zuma…thought the Zimbabwe ploy worked well…you know Gordon wanting to be sure everything going to plan before allowing Brother Mugabe’s henchmen to resume their shopping trips
    around the globe ..houses etc drawing a bit of dosh from the old accounts etc etc Harrods with the old envelope stuffer. As you all know Gordon has spent years helping all the ex-pats that keep getting knived,shot,thrown off their land etc etc so that the Mugabe coterie can grow tomatos and a few veg so good to see him playing the ‘Saving the World’ role so convincingly.

    All in all going very well so far and haven’t had to name the date yet…we all know when it is but no need to tell the plebs yet keep ‘em guessing…the budget planning is going really well…we shouldn’t need the postal votes (good to have them in case) as the budget should do all the buying the electorate we need to get 5 more glorious years.

    It is absolutely vital that we hold the party line and under no circumstances get into discussions with anyone about our performance over the last 13 years just keep pushing our ‘Vision’ for the future…how we have bought us through the recession and know the best way forward for this country. Our past record is for losers and those living in the past and we all know thats the great unwashed, public sector employees and others dependent on us ..well our core vote really.

    Remember on May 6th (possibly just teasing) Vote Labour for a fairer shafting for all.

    ps…coke is something poor people put on their fires or drink not labour mps sniff up their hooters…they’re what hazel shoves up her duster..no I digress
    and must go its not phones flying today hes got those spears ..GORDON PUT THAT DOWN.

    • 329
      The Pedant says:

      Gosh. Are we supposed to read all that?
      Mors paragraphs would brake it up with some bullet points perhaps?

      • 334
        mandys facial scummit says:

        i bit much for me too can we have the redacted version

        • 359
          Summary says:

          Nu Lab is a busted f*ck

        • 421
          The Prime Mincer says:

          No now I am a lord you underlings can shove your grumblings up your own chuffer boxes instead of expecting me to accmomodate them all. Ali the brazil nut and I are running this bunker on our own hes upstairs chucking china around and rehearsing for chilcott.

    • 616
      Susie says:

      And it’s ‘Chilcott Inquiry

    • 637
      oooooer says:

      sattire is so good at exposing this shower’s hypocrisy

  75. 308
    Jim says:

    I’m not one to criticise but John Snow appeared to be lying through his teeth about Lord Ashcroft on Ch4 News earlier and even tried to contradict Mrs Watson from the electoral commission. He ended up looking stupid and very very biased towards Labour. I hope the tories are going to complain.

    • 372
      Tron says:

      I’m one to to criticise John Snow .
      He is a vain lefty prat !

    • 483
      Down with Brown! says:

      Just wait to see his face when Cameron enters Downing Street.

    • 519
      D L George says:

      Was busy, only caught the headlines on 4.

      I’m sure they started it by saying the electoral commision complained about the lack of documentation. BUT, In the earlier Beeb news that lady had stated very clearly they had been given hoards of documentation by the Tories that ‘must have taken a considerable amount of time to aquire’.

      Out of everything I’ve seen today, the only person smelling of roses was the lady from the commision being ditched the dirt by the journo’s. More power to Her elbow, She was straight as a die. Wouldn’t it be great if we had politicians like that?

      • 655
        Wing Commander says:

        You weren’t dreaming I heard the same report earlier when the lady stated ‘ the Tories supplied hoards of documentation’ I couldn’t be bothered to watch the channel 4 news because I already sensed from the preview that it would be a one sided attack.

    • 567
      Scott Mills says:

      I was watching it tonight, and I was fuming and shouting at the tv. He was so biased he had vote Labour stamped on his forehead. Cam has got to get to grips with the biased media otherwise he is dogmeat

  76. 313
    Mindbender says:

    don’t let these MPs fool you into thinking they have a hard life:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/04/mps-to-get-1-5-pay-rise

    pay rise on the way

    • 319
      Benchmarked by the non-productive sector not the real economy says:

      The figure is arrived at by identifying the median of the pay increases received by 15 groups of public sector workers for 2009.

      • 363

        15 groups of public sector workers.
        Equivalent worth to an MP

        1. Council leader – £200,000
        2. Council deputy Leader – £176,000
        3. Council human resources director – £124,000
        4. Council repairman on the fiddle – £102,000
        5. Council tenant with 10 kids – £77,000 {equivalent}

        1. BBc chief executive – £650,000
        2. BBc head of department – £434,000
        3. BBc compliance and target monitor £355,000
        4. BBc Head of impartiality – £302,000
        5. BBc friday night presenter – £6,000,000

        1. Head of finances PCT – £437,000
        2. Head of administration PCT – £436,000
        3. Head of personnel PCT – £422,000
        4. Head of statistics PCT – £420,000
        5. Head of Nursing PCT – £31,000

        New MP salary £456,000 pa + expenses and extra free house. {tax free}

  77. 315
    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    Hi Everyone. I’ve been out and about all day playing with the kids ( shit stirring ).

    I see a whole five minutes have elapsed and no-one’s mentioned Lord Ashcroft. Why not ??

  78. 316
    Anonymous says:

    Who do you vote for when you’re at home?

  79. 318
    Sir William Waad says:

    My many-greats grandfather had the honour of waiting on King Henry VIII as he travelled about the country. On one occasion, out in the countryisde, the King ordered the carriage to be stooped and a young but filthy peasant, grovelling in the mud at the wayside, to be summoned.

    “You – peasant!” boomed the king. “Your scrofulous pate bears an uncanny resemblance to my own noble visage. Is it possible that your mother was once at Court?”

    “Beggin yer pardon, yer Majesty, no, but my father was.”

    • 478
      A Window Licker *lick* *lick* says:

      And the rest was history for Dave Cameron’s peasent many-greats grandfather.

  80. 322
    Anonymous says:

    No, really, as a fellow Mick: who do you vote for when you go home? Are you Fianna Fail? Or Fine Gael? Come on, you can tell us – you’ll be safe ‘cos the English won’t understand any of it …

    • 417
      Christy says:

      Annonymous.Back in the days of Garret or Charlie I would vote Garret (Fine Gael) anytime rather than Fianna Faile.

  81. 323
    Down with Brown! says:

    Ashcroft is the biggest donor to the NSPCC and the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust.

  82. 328
    Maladroit Labour Chump says:

    Lord Ashcroft plans to leave £900m to charity

    Perhaps he’d rather leave £ 900,000,000- to charity than pay a penny to Gormless Gordon.

    • 333
      P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

      Mr. Fawkes, can you please delete comment 331 immediately !!

      • 388
        the cowardly druggie tat who dare not squeak his name says:

        it’s only thick as thieves who runs blubbering to Guido to delete posts and since Guido knows who posts what someone is going to look a thick as pigshit TwAT
        thick as thieves should be used to in by now though

    • 353
      And he didn't have to says:

      Class. Pure Class. There is hope yet for Britain if she can produce such a magnificent generosity, freely given.

      A good heart is the sun and moon, or, rather, the sun, and not the moon; for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps its course truly.

      Shakespeare

    • 503
      The IMF is coming says:

      Give it Belize.
      Sanctimonious, hypocritical f*ckers here don’t deserve it

  83. 330
    Down with Brown! says:

    The poll gap is not actually narrowing. The raw data of the Yougov marginal polls has been:

    2008 Con 47 Lab 27
    2009 Con 45 Lab 33
    2010 Con 45 Lab 32

    All the changes are down to dodgy Peter Kellner fiddling the figures for his mates in Labour party.

    • 361
      Election strategy Plan A says:

      Fiddle the opinion polls to soften people up then rig the election.

      • 367
        Down with Brown! says:

        Plan B: Give all the real power to the EUSSR so Westminster no longer matters.

  84. 331
    Georgie Porgy says:

    Hope you are not suggesting that we vote to get a single party/ Tory in charge because it is the only way to get a strong currency. Germany has a hung parliament, a coalition government and a strong economy. Greece has a single party in charge and a weak economy. No correlation between these factors? Stop whinging.

    • 365
      Coalitions in Britain end in tears says:

      The British ‘Constitution’ is not constructed for coalitions. No tradition or mechanism.

      Parliament is adversarial….opposing benches built into the archtecture of Westminster.

      Germany has the weakest central government in Europe and has 16 federal states each with their own coalition governments and prime minister.

      The Basic Law (Consitution) is supreme and, for example has struck down the storage of telecoms data as an in fringement of freedom. (Stasi and Nazi liked storing data, you see).

      Bundesbank is regulated under the Constitution and is free of Federal Government control.

      Britain has alternating dictatorships by majority vote (in theory) based on the poers of Parliament which has adopted the absolute royal prerogative of monarch.

    • 638
      oooooer says:

      maybe but they’re still german and not a model we want to emulate

  85. 336
    I now hate IBM says:

    Erm, completely O/T but how the f**k do I get rid of this pop up IBM crap?

    Seems CH4 have joined the Ashcroft bashing circus – had hoped for a little more balance from them…

    • 433
      Wing Commander says:

      Isn’t C4 part state funded?

      • 469
        Barry O' Bama says:

        They’ve had their annual moment of sanity when they broadcasted the dispatches on how the labour party is being taken over by Islamic extremists. Bet the CIA where watching that one with interest.

    • 518
      The IMF is coming says:

      Also, when you comment why is there a “preview” button?
      I mean to say it’s there in front of you in black and white.

    • 621
      Susie says:

      An actor friend told me they’ll merge with the BBC, this or next year… CH4 have run out of cash.

  86. 338
    Martin Day says:

    yo dread, awa disa riddim call?

  87. 342
    Sapper says:

    Can’t compare Ashcroft to Labour non-doms. Ashcroft controls the Tory Party, his influence is octopudlian.
    Either Cameron is lying or he is a weak livered individual who is not in charge.

    • 345
      Down with Brown! says:

      David Cameron controls the Tory party. It’s called leadership. Some people have it, many don’t and Gordon Brown certainly doesn’t have it.

    • 352
      ERRATA says:

      Octopudlian ??? A Liverpudlian who likes Oxo ???

    • 369
      nell says:

      labour do like to flog a dead horse don’t they. At least ashcroft does not trough expenses out of the Lords.

      Labour have overdone it this time and attention is now turning to non-doms generally.

      Oh! shock horror labour has appointed millionaire/billionaire non doms (at least eight of them) as Lords too ! tsk! tsk!

      More importantly how much money are the labour non doms troughing through the HoL from the taxpayer and then giving to labour??!!!

      Yes. Lets have a detailed investigation before the election and compare the expenses of every non-dom Lord and their politics!!

      • 381
        Turnip Taliban says:

        Everyone just shut up about Ashcroft it’s not a story!!!
        Tomorrow everyone will forget about it.
        Like yesterday.
        Storm in a teacup.

        • 400
          nell says:

          Tomorrow gordon’s at Chilcott – I don’t think mandy wingeing on about ashcroft is going to drown out that one.

          For those army families who have lost sons and daughters in Iraq and Afghanistan because of gordon’s deliberate under-funding of equipment, because of his personal animosity towards tone – this is payback time!!

          This is where gordon is exposed as the shallow, flawed personality that he is.

          • Turnip Taliban says:

            Yeah, and Chilcott really nailed the warcriminal Bliar to the wall didn’t he?

          • Christy says:

            Nell.Dont you think he will go the tractor way and blag his way through it.

          • nell says:

            Chilcott doesn’t have to nail him. Tractor stats won’t get him out of the hole. And the Army Families know that gordon’s underfunding has, and is still costing lives in the Armed Forces.

            I hope gordon spends the rest of his life tormented by the death’s of the young armed personnel that he is responsible for by cutting Army funding.

            Chilcott must ask why did gordon cut that funding just as bliar sent the Troops to war. We all know it was to further his own political ambitions by trying to undermine bliar’s political position at the time. But he should be forced to admit it.

            gordon , by the admission of his own staff, is a ‘monumentally intelligent’ man. He would therefore have known that cutting the Armed Forces funding, just as they went to war, would result in the deaths of our young soldiers.

            Clearly, those deaths were of less importance to him than causing bliar severe political difficulties by starving the Armed Forces of funds and hopefully bringing bliar down so that gutlessgordon could take over.

            gordon’s policital career is what matters most to gordon. What a moral compass gordon has!!

          • Turnip Taliban says:

            I hope hypocrites who support the likes of Dave and Gordon who back the pointless slaughter in Afghanistan are also tormented by the death’s of the young armed personnel.

            You support the War then deaths are on you too.

            Not as much as Bliar Bush and Gordon obviously, but enough that you should have your own moral compass looked at if you spout off about others who support the War while ignoring that you support it too.

            Troops out now.
            No if’s but’s or maybe’s.

      • 392
        Hang The Bastards says:

        Funny I dont see any of the Labour (non english) Non-Doms doing anything for our society apart from helping themselves to wads of our cash.

        However Ashcroft has:

        (1) Set up CrimeStoppers which has helped jail over 80,000 criminals

        (2) Buy’s back war medals from people forced to see them in order to heat their homes and hands them back to the country.

        (3) Devotes time in the Lords without seeking payment

        THREE VERY HONOURABLE ACTS !

        Quite frankly I wish all of the house of lords acted and contributed like this.

        • 395

          Thats very good of him, makes you think he qualifies for being domiciled in the uk.

        • 412
          Look at my Wad. Loadsa money! says:

          Nothing like an anonymous charitable person spreading good works without basking in the egotistical glory. And that is was Ashcroft is all about. Using his vast wealth to buy good publicity, seemingly just a patriotic chap, when in fact he’s purchasing favourable copy to enhance his dream of being the puppet master pulling Dave’s strings.

          • Down with Brown! says:

            How dare he be the NSPCC’s biggest donor! Shame on Ashcroft giving lots of money to charity. The Labour government want you to give lots of money to them so they can give it to their mates.

          • Look at my Wad. Loadsa money! says:

            Rich men like to buy themselves expensive toys as a way to impress the poor. Abramovitch buys Chelsea, Ashcroft buys the Conservatives.

          • Down with Brown! says:

            And the way NuLabour are going, soon some rich Chinese businessman will be able to buy Britain.

          • Look at my Wad. Loadsa money! says:

            That’s plan B.
            Plan A is to buy a political party and get them to change the rules on inheritance tax and then it’s a whole new ball game.
            Where do you think Cameron’s policy originated?

          • Jack Dromedary (MP in waiting ) says:

            He never listens to us like Gordoom does.

          • oooooer says:

            pathetic argument wad looker stick to wadding your benefits

        • 535
          nell says:

          Buy a political party (labour) and leach the maximum money out of the system hmm? – paul, sugar, martin, uddin, paul not to mention the other +eight millionaire/billionaire labour non dom lords.

  88. 347
    nell says:

    I’m looking forward to gordon appearing before Chilcott tomorrow.

    It will be interesting to hear the man who bankrolled the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars explain why he sent our troops in underfunded – and then consistently kept them underfunded , over a number of years, as he sat back in his comfy chair and watched them die in snatch landrovers, or on foot for want of helicopters, or shot down because they had no body armour.

    And even then he did nothing!! Go on gordon of the moral compass please tell us why you did it!

    • 360
      little timmy says:

      yes but it was “the right thing to do” though

    • 405
      Wing Commander says:

      Sad but true, just look at the money wasted on ID cards or NHS computer system, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. What about about the Red Caps’s mutilated and murdered ,by so called grateful Iraq people, due a shortage of ammo, 20 rounds each, and poor radio equipment two weeks after the fall of Sadd*m. Remember this is the same Lab party that whinged about the sinking of the Belgrano!!!

    • 490
      The IMF is coming says:

      I fear that he will walk away unscathed with his poll rating improved

      Great Britain – wake up and smell the cappucino

  89. 351
    QWERTY says:

    This whole Ashcroft thing reminds me of the last time the BBC got together to share a few lines of Coke at the Guardian. Remember how the BBC went after Andy Coulson claiming he’d have to resign? Only to find out he did nothing wrong (except resign as editor when the phone bugging came to light, something by the way journalists of other papers have also done and probably a few beeboids as well).

    But the BBC and the Guardian ran that story for day after day and it came to nothing.

    But contrast how the BBC played down Jacqui Smiths claim that a broom cupboard at her sisters house was HER main residence. The BBC took her word for it and even smeared the couple that lived next door who said she was never there (later proven by the Police logs) by suggesting they had been put up to it by the Tories.

    Then we had the BBC ignoring the voting irregularities in the Glasgow election, not to mention the utter shambles over the lack of helicopters and how the one eyed homosexuals cutting funding for the armed forces in the middle of two wars has been ignored.

  90. 358
    Shhh... don't tell anyone says:

    I hope they keep up this nonsense in the polls about the gap closing between Labour & Conservatives. It will be just what is needed to get the Conservatives out and vote down to the last man and woman.

    Meanwhile if EastEnders or Corrie is on it will be a job to get the Labour couch potatoes off the sofa and the game will be up for this anti social Socialist shower of no hopers.

    Keep up the good work pollsters, your country needs you.

  91. 362
    little timmy says:

    sink the bismark

  92. 364
    The Joker says:

    Hey do you guys and girls live in the UK?

    LOLOLOLOL Good luck! Cameron…LOLOLOLOLOL Brown…LOLOLOLOLOOL

    You lot really know how to ruin a country..Go on Vote…vote!!!!!!

    LOLOLOLOLOL……….. Get your OK magazine out………….. your gonna need it!

    Ken Clark a natural tory????? Pass the sick bag!

  93. 368
    The Joker says:

    Where are the proper media? Non-existent!……….

    Huff Puff and ill blow your house down……Thats Cameron!

  94. 380
  95. 382
    Laddie says:

    Invited to watch the broadcasting of the BBC’s 6 O’Clock news during the foot and mouth disaster, I was gobsmacked by the inherent leftwing bias.

    With the running order undecided until the broadcast went out, the controller had to decide between two articles lined up, interviewers standing by on satellite link.

    One story was about a washed-out, tree-hugging dyke with a pony (it wasn’t even hers) that might, just might, have to be culled. But probably not.

    The other was an understandably distraught landowner with his prize herd of rare cattle whose bloodline was traceable back several centuries. The irreplaceable beasts were to be culled by DEFRA – even though there was no outbreak close by.

    And guess which story they went with?

  96. 385
    The Biased BBC says:

    Arctic sea Ice levels now back within Standard deviation. No mention on the BBC though. They were very quick to tell theworld that there would be no ice left within 10 years and are totally silent when it is proven that they are wrong.

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    • 404
      Not long until Labour gone says:

      Coz they wont say anything that affects the governments carbon tax’s….

      • 460
        The Beebs Coke Dealer says:

        They invested their pension scheme with some high up nutter in Carbon credits or some such, someone put the evidence on here a while back, that is why there are so keen to promote it otherwise they will lose their fat pensions.

  97. 397
    They have the mark of 666 says:

    We must always remember just how dangerous this Labour government is and at the moment they are frightened and in a corner. They will scratch and bite and claw and yes, kill everyone who stands in their way. They are an evil monster that will have to be finished off completely, they will never give in gracefully and say the best man won.

    That policy of annihilation must include their mouthpiece now the BBC, they will have to go, they are simply anti British.. Everyone, even children, can see through their bias reporting. Nothing is that mighty that it can not fall and it will. There is talent there and that will show through into new but financially self supporting channels.

    Do not be afraid citizens, most countries in the world manage very well without a state run TV paid for by a tax on every house in the Kingdom. The BBC even buys a lot of programs from them.

    • 476
      Mindbender says:

      CLOSE THE BBC

      END THE TV TAX

      SHOOT THE LOT OF THEM

      especially Stephen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshite and Richard Bacon

    • 625
      Susie says:

      The Swedish ‘Wallander’ was far superior to the Branagh one — in fact far better than anything the BBC has produced for 15 years — acting, screen play, characterization — everything.

  98. 408
    Knickers says:

    Kin amazing. Crooked proven guilty Mandy complaining about potential crooks.

  99. 411
    The Marginal Effect says:

    “Polling evidence from several companies has consistently suggested the Conservatives are outperforming in Labour marginals to some degree (though there are differences in the extent!). This latest poll confirms that… but it is a relatively small advantage. If this swing was repeated in all Labour marginals, it would not be enough for the Conservatives to get an overall majority. It’s also worth remembering that it doesn’t tell us anything about Lib Dem v Conservative marginals – at the risk of straying into a horrible fairground related metaphor what the Conservatives gain on the Labour held swings, they may be losing on the Lib Dem roundabout.”

    whoops!

    looks like those marginals aren’t playing ball

    • 423
      Harriet's Gnarled Clit says:

      I swing from side to side, dripping piss. Come here son and give me a kiss.

      • 430
        the cowardly druggie tat who dare not squeak his name says:

        we all know you do thick as thieves
        even Guido knows it now
        you chickenshit lying coward

        • 436
          Hooked says:

          Wrong again slag – you’re fucking slower than continental drift.

          • the cowardly druggie tat who dare not squeak his nam says:

            Shit you keep getting me – I need to concentrate, not keep wanking

          • A Window Licker *lick* *lick* says:

            Why has tat got the labour and consverative trolls so spooked.

            Fucking hell talk about desperation if both are working together to stop one guy on a blog from destroying their polling percentages.

          • the cowardly druggie tat who dare not squeak his name says:

            so you are back to copying other posters names already tat?
            it seems you didn’t learn your lesson
            good I shall look forward to seeing your reaction when others do the same to you

            remember folks thick as thieves is the wanker who said this about Guido

            “problem with you fawkes is you pick and choose your morals.
            you are a bullshitter, just like grendel brown.
            I am becoming bored of you fawkes. you are tory scum innit.”

            so if anyone chose to post amusing stuff using the name thick as thieves I’m sure he would be delighted since he it too cowardly to use it and he doesn’t have a problem stealing other posters names and does it all the time

            if you have had your name stolen on this blog and used by a fuckwit at least you all know who did it now

          • Thick O Thieves says:

            Yes, I admit it i’m a reet Hunt

          • thick arse-thief says:

            stop taking the pee out of me!!!
            it’s not my fault i’m a fuckwit cripple spastic

          • TaT Has The Trolls In A Spin says:

            TaT spins you right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.

  100. 416
    Martin Day says:

    Bang him up !!!!!!

    Fresh concerns about Lord Ashcroft emerged tonight when he was accused of “systematic tax avoidance” by exploiting his offshore status to avoid paying VAT on opinion polls he commissioned for the Conservatives.

    Ashcroft privately ordered what he boasted was the biggest political polling exercise ever conducted in Britain in 2005, in order to aid the Tories as they targeted marginal seats. The cost of the polls, commissioned from YouGov and Populus, is believed to have approached at least £250,000.

    But sources familiar with the transactions told the Guardian that the bills were paid by one his companies in Belize, meaning he did not pay VAT

    • 426
      Gordon Brown says:

      It started in Belize.

    • 431
      Election strategy Plan A says:

      Chicken feed to ashcroft

    • 465
      Engineer says:

      Got any documentary evidence? Or just smearing on the offchance?

      Not as if Liebore are strangers to the odd fabrication or manipulation of the truth, is it?

      • 472
        Down with Brown! says:

        People don’t get locked up for doing nothing wrong, well they didn’t until NuLabour came to power.

    • 481
      lol says:

      shouldn’t you be Martin Knight at this time?

    • 635
      Susie says:

      And the VAT on £250,000 is… drum rollllll… £43,750.

      My old pensioner dad could pay that one, Guardianistas are so small time.

      P.S. Tax avoidance isn’t against the law, tax evasion is.

  101. 419
    Harriet's Gnarled Clit says:

    Ashcroft is a dead man. The forces of hell have been unleashed. Since Ali C’s been back in the saddle the media is our ball to bounce. Heel now you Tory slags.

  102. 420
    Mitch says:

    No no no your all wrong! the Belgrano was a ship taking orphan children to the zoo for a treat as their dog and cat had just died when Maggie, who had her own submarine at the time sank it and ate all the children.

    Its true I tells you Kevin Maguire said it.

  103. 432
    thick as thieves says:

    Is Lord Ashcroft the Harry Redknapp of politics?

  104. 438
    Jacob Zuma says:

    Missah Brown,he say sorry for massacre of undefended Zulus by Tory MP’s at Rourke’s Drift and give us Harrod’s gold card and funding for 1,000,000 diversity workers in Soweto.
    Nice man, but recommend showering after meet.

    • 502
      A Window Licker *lick* *lick* says:

      mister brown was de mister white he no tru mister brown he is de white liar with de forked tongue.

      mister brown asked me if we needed any monies for defence i say mister brown very funny the man with nails and hammer come fix defence then he paint it with de brush.

  105. 439
    Down with Brown! says:

    Tony Bliar’s book is called the Journey.

    The journey to the millionaries mansion…..
    The journey to the Hague……..
    The journey to hell…………….

    • 487
      Maladroit Labour Chump says:

      Gordon’s next book is to similarly entitled, ‘The Gurning’.

  106. 440
    Martin Day says:

    But he explained his business approach in his own memoirs called “Dirty Politics, Dirty Times” when he describes selling doughnuts to fellow schoolboys at an undisclosed profit: “There were probably people then as now who – if they discovered exactly what I was doing – might have found my practice a little sharp.

    “I looked upon it as simply working to find an edge, the sort of advantage I would search for time and again.”

    Ashcroft’s spokesman declined to comment today on the allegations that the wealthy businessman had not paid VAT to the polling companies, and that he had spent at least £250,000 on the projects. Neither YouGov nor Populus was prepared to comment .

    Tonight a Conservative spokesman disavowed responsibility for Ashcroft’s tactics, saying: “We do not recognise this as Conservative party polling,Lord Ashcroft is a shit who will lose us the next General Election”

  107. 449
    Michael Six Foot Under says:

    Did I miss much?

  108. 451
    The Beebs Coke Dealer says:

    Recession? What Recession?

  109. 456
    Anonymous says:

    labour now have it wrapped up. Any one seen Dave?

    • 471
      The cruel hand of truth says:

      Poor old Dave. He had it in the bag a year ago and what happened? When the spotlight illuminated him, he was found to be just smoke and mirrors.
      Like Kinnock he will be known as the nearly man.

  110. 467
    Liebour can only LIE and Bully. says:

  111. 475
    Dack Blog says:

    Christ, what’s going on with the Tories? I can’t even hate them anymore.

    GET UP, DAVE! GET UP YOU SONOFABITCH!

  112. 477

    [...] Graphic Example of Media Influence – Guy Fawkes' blog [...]

  113. 479
    Liebour can only LIE and Bully. says:

    1 NAME: Lord Paul

    WHERE HE STAYS: Oxfordshire

    Steel magnate and billionaire Labour donor who became a peer in 1996. Attended the Lords on 133 days in last session. Chairman of Caparo Group, an engineering company that manufactures steel tubes and pipes. He was born in India and has received a large number of honours. He is also a member of the Olympic Delivery Authority building the London 2012 Olympics. Registered as a “non dom”.

  114. 491
    Anonymous says:

    You’re very quiet. Well, do you want Fianna Fail or Fine Gael? Now the PDs have gone, you must be eating your own liver. Come on, you cheap monkey. You are happy to slag off English politicians, but you don’t have the courage to take take on your own. Why are you suddenly silent, monkey-boy? Why can’t you deal with the politics of your own country? Are you really an Irish Catholic politico? Do you really think that the ‘Conservative and Unionist’ Party really needs a semi-Catholic nutcase to help them? Or is it the case that you don’t actually understand the political history of these isles? Tell us – we need to know.

  115. 492
    The Underground Resistance says:

    If Guido’s blog represents the best and last of the free thinkers and enemies of the state in the UK then quite frankly we are fucked.

    A quarter of you are completely barking!

  116. 496
    SCAM SCAM SCAM says:

    That British Pakistani Boy kidnapped in the ???Punjab…Scam Alarm bells ???

  117. 505
    dayvid dimmmbelbee says:

    The BBC are vermin, they are the greatest danger to democracy in the land.

    Close them down.

    Then gaol them.

  118. 510
    Engineer says:

    It’s been said that the coming election campaign will be the dirtiest ever in British political history. Current evidence suggests that that prediction could well be true, but so far, there’s only one party using dirty tricks.

    Michael Foot passed away yesterday. A politician who’s ideas were sometimes misguided, and sometimes plain wrong, but who sincerely and passionately stuck to his beliefs and argued for them in the House, in public meetings and through his journalism. He had no need of lies and smears. An honourable man – a man head and shoulders above the present occupiers of his party. He must have been truly revolted by what the Labour party has become.

    There is only one honourable reason to win power – to do what is right for the country. Winning power for the sake of it – exercising power for party political advantage and not for the benefit of the country – is truly despicable, and must eventually lead to the total and permanent loss of the trust of the British people. Labour party, apparatchiks and trolls – think on.

    • 527
      Anonymous says:

      “Michael Foot passed away yesterday. A politician who’s ideas were sometimes misguided, and sometimes plain wrong, but who sincerely and passionately stuck to his beliefs and argued for them in the House, in public meetings and through his journalism. He had no need of lies and smears.”

      And just look at all the gleeful tories rejoicing in his passing.
      Anybody for the NASTY PARTY.

      • 537
        Engineer says:

        Who are the Nasty Party now?

        Who are the party of lies and smears? Who are the party of pension robbery, of economic incompetence, of deliberate uncontrolled immigration “to rub the noses of the right in it”, of mortgage fiddles, of peerages for sale, of lying to the House and the nation in order to go to war, of spin, of destroying decent people like Dr Kelly and Bullying Helpline woman because they told the truth, of dodgy dossiers, of failing to properly equip troops for the task in hand, of plotting to smear a shadow minister’s wife, of bullying junior staff?

        Who are the party of Damien McBride, of Whelan, of Campbell?

        Who are the Nasty Party now?

        • 543
          Rose Tintedglasses says:

          Yeah,yeah,yeah. But other than that, they haven’t done too bad.
          At least they scrapped the disastrous cones hotline set up by the Tories. (spit)

        • 547
          nell says:

          Eng. That is the most comprehensive analysis of this failed, corrupt labour government that we are ever going to get.

          Five stars****

  119. 514
    allan akhbar says:

    sadly i saw some tv earlier.mandy was going on about trust and honesty! why is someone like this given air time?

    we really are pathetic to allow people like this turd anywhere near politics…….

  120. 517
    Dave Cameron says:

    VOTE FOR CHANGE.

    Change in our EU status.
    Change in the NHS and Quangos.
    Change in deployment of British troops.
    Change in funding of political parties by non doms.
    Change in expenses.
    Change in immigration.

    CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN.

  121. 526
    Shits watch says:

    soon we will be electing a new set of shits.

    • 570
      The Court of Public Opinion says:

      Its a tough choice. With new liebore you get incompetence and corruption, whereas with the cons its the other way round.

  122. 529
    lol says:

    Is Jon Craig of Sky News a member of the Labour Party or just taking it up the arse from Mandelson? There must be some reason for the fanatical way he’s continuing to smear Ashcroft, Hague, and Cameron at every opportunity.

    • 532
      JB says:

      Jon Craig, Glen O’Glaza and Peter Spencer of Sky are IMO three of the most bent, biased, pro-Labour bastards on the TV and even worse than Toenails Robinson and Andrew Marr.

      • 550
        Peter and his Gypsy Mandolins says:

        Hang on a minute! I thought Murdoch now owned the Conservatives?

    • 642
      oooooer says:

      nothing very profound just a talentless script driven saddo

  123. 538
    Just Get On With It says:

    Why don’t the BBC just go the whole hog and have Alastair Campbell present the 10 o’clock news?

    • 561
      Tugay Forever says:

      Because Burnley FC are at home some Tuesday Nights!
      Mind you Bolton W are at home some Phoenix Nights!
      However Rovers will do the double over those two!

  124. 539
    Kay Burley says:

    On a recent visit to his ethnic homeland, young Gordon Brown, mental age 5, was kidnapped by highland brigands and held for a ransom demand of 50p and a fried mars bar.
    A government spokesperson cast doubt on the ability of the nation to raise such a sum.
    Police have made significant arrests of smokers believed to be connected with the gang.

  125. 541
    JACK (Spineless Turd) STRAW says:

    The tories are fucked the Ashcroft scandel has come back to bite them on the arse
    they can’t even get their story right
    they’re all giving different accounts of the ashcroft story
    Lie-Bore are having a field day its on all channels no doubt news night as well MangeledBum is loving it

  126. 542
    Gordoom cooks the books says:

    Surprise surprise Beeb lead with Ashcroft yawn trying to throw mud at CMD the fact that a 5 yr old has been kidnapped in Pakistan well that don`t matter to the Beeb they make me sick

  127. 553
    ex-Liberal says:

    I see that Vince Cable is no more than Gordon Brown’s bitch these days. Poor old Vince will be held in as much contempt as Mad Chris Huhne pretty soon.

    Vote Lib Dem for five more years of Brown.

  128. 562
    mloh says:

    HELP REQUIRED

    As we approach FAIRTRADE WEEK, Im having trouble finding a Fairtrade Mercedes S Class.
    Any suggestions?

  129. 566
    dogman says:

    Would it not be refreshing if some Tory actually stood up, cupped his balls, shouted hoorah and went on to list the infinite record of maladministration/deceit/writent down as expenses/call it what you like bullshit that labour have got away with over the previous thirteen years. The yoof of today do not have the capacity to delve into the fetid crevice that is the labour party to see/smell what shit they purvey. They will suck up anything and everything that Skybeeb throw at them and genuflect at the second comming that is El Gordo the saviour. All praise the state education system.

  130. 568
    JACK (Spineless Turd) STRAW says:

    Dave Cameron From CCHQ Behind the Sofa Say’s
    Has he gone yet ?

  131. 572
    Anonymous says:

    Question Time.

    Great cheers erupt on the topic of Lord Ashcroft.
    Boris looks ready to knife Dave.

    • 574
      The Fourth Reich says:

      Carol Vorderman kicking some backside!

    • 598
      Bojo Dojo says:

      Boris was lukewarm on Cameron to say the least
      looks like he thinks the Leadership will be his soon enough

      • 604
        Cross Party Consensus says:

        It’s good that we’ve managed to move on from the expenses sideshow and can concentrate on Business as usual.

        • 641
          Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

          Tell you what, Boris’s clear, punchy, explanation of what needs to be done to the economy was far, far better than I’ve heard yet from the Conservatives.

          Cameron seems scared by comparison with Boris.

          • Down with Brown! says:

            Vordermann was great. She knew her stuff and was clear, punchy and fiesty. It was excellent to see her to stuck into self-righteous Shirley and Vulcan Adonis. I think we have found the British Sarah Palin!

  132. 577
    Liebour can only LIE and Bully. says:

    Army denied vital equipment in Iraq and Afghanistan, claims former SAS head
    British troops were deprived of the right equipment to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and were still being hampered by a lack of resources, the former head of special forces has claimed.

    • 593
      Harriet Harman's Shit says:

      call me Dave needs to get those invincibility shields out to the troops pronto when he gets in

  133. 580
    Liebour can only LIE and Bully. says:

    A claim of patriotism is the last refuge of a busted government
    Jeff Randall says that stifling dissent over the pound’s weakness will not fool the markets.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/jeffrandall/7370619/A-claim-of-patriotism-is-the-last-refuge-of-a-busted-government.html

  134. 581
  135. 582
    Anonymous says:

    Ten years of ‘neglect’ for industry by Labour
    A forecast made 10 years ago that unless the Government supported industry the sale of British-made goods would decline precipitously has proved uncomfortably accurate.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/7369401/Ten-years-of-neglect-for-industry-by-Labour.html

  136. 584
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon Brown must tell me why my son had to die
    The failure to give soldiers proper equipment has made me utterly disillusioned

    When Gordon Brown sits down in front of the Chilcot inquiry today, there is one issue that I want him to be confronted with: my son, Phillip, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. With two other colleagues who died, he was in a lightly armoured Snatch Land Rover. You were Chancellor at the time, Mr Brown, holding the purse strings, so why wasn’t money spent on getting the right equipment? You had to be aware of what was happening. You had responsibility. So why were those inadequate vehicles used?

    • 591
      I swear by almighty Gordon Brown to tell the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth says:

      Because in real terms, snatch landrover replacement programs were increased over and above budgetry limitations in line with the advice from independent analysts working within the constraints agreed with President Omaha who has supported my plan to convene a summit of the G1,000,000 heads of state for a photo opportunity……………………………………………………………………….

  137. 586
    Gordoom cooks the books says:

    Cyclops tomorrow at chilcot “Prime minister why did you cut the defence budget 1 yr into the war” Prime mentalist replies “The Tories wanted to cut it more so there, I am right as ever can I go now”
    Watching QT loaded Liebour audience AGAIN

  138. 587
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon Brown’s cuts ‘cost lives of soldiers’
    The body of Sergeant Paul Fox is repatriated to RAF Lyneham

    (Sgt Ian Forsyth RLC/MOD via Getty Images)

    The body of Sergeant Paul Fox is repatriated to RAF Lyneham. For the first time, the Ministry of Defence allowed a photographer inside the C17 transport plane as the bodies of four British servicemen were brought home from Afghanistan
    Deborah Haynes and Tom Coghlan

    *

    Recommend?

    Soldiers’ lives were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan because Gordon Brown failed to fund the Army properly when he was Chancellor, a former chief of the defence staff said yesterday.

    The Prime Minister is due to appear before the Iraq inquiry today at 10am.

    General Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, who led the Armed Forces from 1997 to 2001, told The Times: “Not fully funding the Army in the way they had asked . . . undoubtedly cost the lives of soldiers. He should be asked why he was so unsympathetic towards defence and so sympathetic to other departments.”

    The families of servicemen who died on the front line in lightly armoured Land Rovers are already demanding to know why the Government did not send troops out with more helicopters and stronger vehicles.
    Related Links

    * Theatre of war

    * Gordon Brown must tell me why my son had to die

    * Soldiers’ recovery unit running out of space

    Multimedia

    * The Iraq Inquiry

    The Chilcot inquiry has heard that defence chiefs threatened to resign after Mr Brown ordered defence cuts six years ago while troops were fighting in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence was forced to reduce helicopter projects and cut troop levels.

    A senior serving officer told The Times: “The [cuts] were wholly out of kilter with the Government’s declared policy of fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.” Commanders had to use a Treasury contingency fund to buy new equipment. However, this meant buying in relatively small numbers and without the level of repairs and maintenance that forms part of regular procurement programmes, he said.

    “Because we were just buying small numbers, and they were breaking down, we were thrown back on what we had in large numbers, which was Snatch Land Rovers,” said the officer.

    The rough terrain in Afghanistan meant that new vehicles kept breaking down and, with no spare parts to fix them, soldiers had to cannibalise parts to keep other vehicles on the road.

    Liam Fox, the Shadow Defence Secretary, said that Mr Brown had serious questions to answer. “There have been so many accusations that he knowingly underfunded defence, that he blocked equipment orders, cut the budget while we were at war and played politics with announcements of troop numbers.”

    Susan Smith, whose son died in Iraq in 2005 in a Snatch Land Rover, will be in the public viewing area at today’s hearing. Writing in The Times, she challenges Mr Brown: “You were Chancellor at the time, holding the purse strings, so why wasn’t money spent on getting the right equipment?”

    • 595
      Iraq 2.0 says:

      he’s a cun’t and will get booted out in May because of it
      but bringing the troops home from a stupid war would save far more lives than any amount of snatch Landrovers

  139. 592
    Champagne Socialists says:

    James Bulger killer: Gordon Brown stands firm in battle with tabloids

    Gordon Brown defends decision not to disclose details of what Jon Venables did to breach terms of his release

    lets hope his kids arn’t murdered eh?
    with all that security paid for by us at no 10, its not likely is it?
    is that why he supports murderers?

  140. 597
    Beatsy says:

    How much does PMQ’s cost?

    Just watched the last performance on iPlayer.

    I resent paying for that!

    • 600
      JACK (Spineless Turd) STRAW says:

      O/T on question time

      That c*nt Will Self Did his dad used to chop firewood on his face ?

      What an ugly Self oppinionated twat he is !

  141. 599
    Champagne Socialists says:

    We corner Mandelson… from tom bradby…………

    04 Mar, 2010

    Speaking of asking Labour some difficult questions, we just put Lord Mandelson on the spot. Here’s the transcript:

    TB; ‘You talk about transparency, well we have been asking the Labour Party for some days whether your donors, like Ronnie Cohen, are non-doms or not. We haven’t got an answer, so perhaps you’d like to give us one sitting here.’

    Lord M; ‘The Labour Party should give the information about its donors in the way that–’

    TB; ‘It hasn’t.’

    Lord M; ‘In the way that it is required to do and in response to legitimate questions.’

    TB; ‘Let me ask you; is that a legitimate question? Be fair. Is it legitimate for us, given all this, to ask whether your donors are paying full tax on their worldwide income?’

    Lord M; ‘I think it is perfectly legitimate.’

    TB; ‘What’s the answer?’

    Lord M; ‘How do I know what the answer is?’

    And later:

    TB; ‘Are you saying that all labour party donors should be full tax payers; ie, paying tax on their worldwide income in this country? And if they aren’t, should the Labour Party pay the money back?’

    Lord M; ‘What I’m saying is that Labour Party donors should be clear and upfront about what they are donating, what their domicile or tax status is, or whatever, just as donors who give money to the Conservative Party should be.’

    We have since asked the Labour Party to confirm which of their donors are non-doms and have, once again, received no answer…

  142. 601
    brezhnev era continues says:

    We have since asked the Labour Party to confirm which of their donors are non-doms and have, once again, received no answer…

  143. 602
    Parties_up_for_Grabs says:

    It’s obvious that Leibor are running scared out of their miserable, non-Godfearing little New-Marxist lives.

    One or two million spent in the provinces would never be enough to turn the tide of public opinion from their intended voting patterns. Even a feeble minded political illiterate would hardly be swayed by a Conservative charm offensive, since (as often quoted here and elsewhere) the Conservatives have little more charm than a team of investment bank managers.

    Take Opera-Lover Winfrey for example. Her expenditure on her dubious Americanized Malaysian-Hawaiian lookalike, allegedly found washed up on Omaha beach – the millions she frittered away on her idol could be likened to a Great Gatsby luncheon next to a wittering soup-kitchen meal in a mug bearing the faded lettering “A-s-h-c-r-o-f-t” on one of its dented sides.

    Taking aside the fact that British Political funding mechanism compared to GDP is an international mockery – in its ability to be swayed by dirty money by any person from the Mekong to the Nile it is well nigh impossible to imply irregularities in any one party whilst the party support regulatory system is so ridiculously parsimonious and therefore so easy influenced from outside our borders.

    The Whole Tory non-Union private funding saga is nothing but an attempt at to make a smoke screen by a party whose own self-credibility is imploding rapidly. The trouble is that the Socialists’ fear of complete and utter meltdown is the only thing that is beginning to shown through as every new day dawns.

  144. 606
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    That Will Smell bloke is just a tad sanctimonious and ‘self’-righteous.

    Shouldn’t he be standing on a soapbox in Speakers’ Corner with a sign saying ‘Kick Me’ on his back ?

    • 607
      Engineer says:

      It’s easy to be wise and all-knowing if you don’t actually have to take responsibility.

      Let’s face it, we do it all day.

      Mind you, we do all have a vote….

    • 610
      The Sleeper says:

      Will Self is, as his name suggests, full of his own imaginary ‘self’ importance. He considers himself an intellectual superior to everyone….except his intellect does not support such a notion.

      Vacuous and superior…just about the worst combination in a human being..

      That is Will Self….and Gordon Brown.

      • 615
        Engineer says:

        I’d credit him with some intelligence – he had, at least, done some homework on the Venables matter – but I’d agree that he has an over-inflated sense of his own importance.

        He’s very good at slagging off politicians and the political system, but not so good at suggesting solutions or better alternatives. Sadly, a common enough failing.

        • 618
          The Sleeper says:

          Spot on.

          • Down with Brown! says:

            Will Self is another one of those dreadful self-important, self-appointed clever clogs from that horrible QI programme. He has a way with words for sure, but all he’s about is posing and making himself seem superior. Tosser!

  145. 612
    iain says:

    Is there a biggr self-righteous Hunt on the planet than Wilf Self?

  146. 614
    Mrs Huggins says:

    I see Guy Gibson’s let the dog out to shit again.

  147. 619
    Tony Blair's Memoirs to be called "The Journey". where do we think this Journey ends ? says:

    My bet is Blairs ‘journey’ is going to end somewhere very hot indeed with a Mr Stan Lucifer wating with a red hot poker and a grin even wider than Tony’s

  148. 622
    Foot in mouth says:

    Sure sign AljeBeeb is on it’s last legs. Devoting hours of coverage to the greatest Socialist who was thoroughly demolished by the electorate signals another nail in the Beeb’s coffin.

    On topic, the pound will carry on falling into the GE, then surpise, surprise a massive bounce!

    • 630
      JACK (Spineless Turd) STRAW says:

      After what the BBc has done to the tories
      they should raise the fucker to the ground
      if they get elected !

  149. 623
    The Sleeper says:

    Having seen the various outbursts in the last couple of days from ‘Lord’ Mandleson..and having pondered said outbursts,I have come to the conclusion that His Lordship has actually become incredibly rattled.

    I believe that he realises that the Lord P.aul and other non dom Labour donors issues are potentially breakers for the Government,because they have no answers to accusations of disguising their own sleaze.

    I have never seen Mandleson so volatile and unstable.

    This is encouraging…if Labours most manipulative politician has been reduced to ranting and raging,they can only be at the point of Custers Last futile stand.

    • 629
      JACK (Spineless Turd) STRAW says:

      Lets hope it’s because The Fag’s got AIDS !

    • 632
      Constantly anonymous says:

      Spot on. Mandy started getting rattled over the ‘chumps’ affair at the Liebore conference, and has stayed in the darkness ever since. He’s a worried boy.

      Let’s not forget Brown’s interview with Bolton, too. If the Tories want to win the election they only have to replay these crackers.

    • 643
      oooooer says:

      its such a pleasure to see him running out of answers..if he keeps it up he’ll be ground to a halt with the boss jaw drop trouble…

  150. 631
    McBUST'S PSYCHIATRIST says:

    Now then gordon you have to go to the chilcot enquiry tomorrow

    iv’e ordered the straight jacket for 9 o’clock

  151. 654
    Down with Brown! says:

    Will Self called the Tories a seedy little crew. An rich accusation from someone who once took heroin on the PM’s plane.

    http://www.ndsn.org/mayjun97/major.html

  152. 656

    [...] Graphic Example of Media Influence – Guy Fawkes' blog [...]

  153. 657
    Forces of Hell says:

    Anyone who thinks Brown will answer any questions at Chilcott are deluded – Brown doersn’t do answers

  154. 658
    Odds Bodkins says:

    I have another theory. The more a particular media industry is in decline, the more left-wing it seems to become. Just look at GMTV and most of the dead-tree press for ample proof.


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