March 18th, 2010

Beware the Whelan in Sheep’s Clothing

Co-conspirator Colleen points out that Whelan (pronounced /ˈhwiːlən/) is an anglicisation of the Irish surname, Ó Faoláin. The surname originates from the Middle Irish ‘Úa Faeláin’ (plural, ‘Uí Faeláin’) the name of the 10th to 11th century ruling dynasy of the Déisi, a population group inhabiting the area of the modern county of Waterford and south county Tipperary in the early medieval period.  The word “faolán” is derived from the Old Irish word “faelán” meaning a small wolf.

Did anyone else spot Charlie Whelan’s ridiculous claim that he wasn’t allowed to give a view on the merits of the BA strike?  In reality he knows that it is unpopular and a negative for Unite’s political wing, the Labour Party.  So he is sidestepping the clash of interests between his paymasters and their beneficiaries.


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  1. 1
    GEORGIE PEORGIE says:

    We’re all targeting Whelan together.

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      GEORGIE PORGIE'S PAL'S PORKY PIES says:

      William Hague has insisted Lord Ashcroft stuck to the terms of an agreement he made in 2000 to become a UK resident before getting a peerage.

      Mr Hague insists he only found out recently the deal had not led to Lord Ashcroft being UK domiciled for tax.

      But he told the BBC that being a full UK taxpayer was never part of the deal.

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        Alistair Darling, the chancellor,or is he?, changed his main home four times in four years. He even charged a £10,000 stamp duty bill to the taxpayer. So the man responsible for stamp duty, avoids paying it himself.

        But surely Gordon Brown’s moral high compass would ensure that he would not be following in the footsteps of the chancellor in this sleight-of-hand money grabbing stuff. Gordon has told us all of his hatred of all those tax loopholes and tax avoidance schemes, hasn’t he?

        When chancellor himself, he had a grace and favour apartment in Downing Street. He also had a bolt hole flat nearby, bought from the estate of the late Robert Maxwell. Shortly before he became PM, Gordon designated his bolt hole flat as his second home. This allowed him to claim allowances for it, which included paying his brother six thousand pounds for cleaning services. He also spread the cost of a nine thousand pound kitchen from Ikea, over 2 financial years. This allowed him to stay just within the maximum second home allowance limit.

        But Gordon became PM as we all know and just like a very shrewd business man looking to keep things all for himself and not to give anything to the taxman, HE PUT HIS FLAT IN HIS WIFE’S NAME! As you do if you are a capitalist. This means of course that if he sells the flat, no capital gains tax is liable.

        Hang on though, I’m not finished yet.

        This of course left him free to now nominate his home in Scotland as his second home. This has allowed him to extensively renovate it at the taxpayer’s expenses. The taxpayer also forks out for the cost of the cleaner and the gardener.

        All this AND he lives virtually cost-free in Downing Street for the past 12 years. So why has he charged anything to the taxpayer? Just because you can, doesn’t mean you have to does it? What about his moral compass? He also earns £194250 as PM and an MP. In addition, he has a 6 figure index linked pension to look forward to. The tax payer even pays for a sky sports subscription.

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          Doctor Mick says:

          How else is a socialist to build up a multimillion quid property portfolio?

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          • jgm2 says:

            The whole 1997-2008 property bubble was insider dealing by the Labour Party. Any rational person would have expected the government to ccol down property rising at 20% per year to a void a 1980s style property crash.

            But Brown and Darling knew that the Maximum Imbecile would just find further excuses to cut interest rates and fuel the borrowing insanity indefinitely. Hence Blair, Brown, Darling et al all becoming property millionaires.

            The entire economy trashed just so that Brown and Blair could play at being property barons. Completely fucked while the Labour Party cabinet did their insider dealing.

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          • Steve Expat says:

            See Anthony Charles Lynton Blair for yet another example. Entered Parliament living in an average middle-class house in Durham, left Parliament with two Mayfair townhouses.

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          • labour is a cancer on society says:

            I agree with this. These scum had a personal interest in the property boom. They were in fact insider trading (subsidised by the taxpayer). It was an obvious temptation for them after allowing them to so easily speculate in property as MPs. How do we prove it though?

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          • David Cameron took out maximum taxpayer-funded mortgage – then paid off own £75k loan four months later

            David Cameron was dragged personally into the expenses row after it was revealed that he paid off a loan on his London home shortly after taking out a £350,000 taxpayer-funded mortgage on his constituency house.
            The disclosure followed a powerful call by the Tory leader yesterday for the ‘full force of the law’ to be deployed against MPs who have abused allowances.
            Following a Mail on Sunday investigation Mr Cameron could now face searching questions about his own expense claims.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1189788/Cameron-took-maximum-taxpayer-funded-mortgage–paid-75k-loan-months-later.html

            Dave claimed for expenses on a second home – the mortgage interest, when he only had one mortgage. He was also one of the largest claimers of this expense in the commons for many years.

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          • Frank Hebert says:

            Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

            So when will Tony, Gordon et al be sharing with us?

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          Centre Parting says:

          Wouldn’t sarah Brown have to pay CGT if the gain on sale exceeded her personal allowance as it is clearly NOT her main residence?

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          • Steve Expat says:

            She could live in it for a bit before she sold up – but then she’ll probably be moving there on May 7th :-)

            SIX WEEKS TO GO!!!

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          • May 7th - our liberation day says:

            If Sarah moves there on May 7th, I wonder where Gordon will go. Back to Scotland, I guess. There’d be no point in keeping up their sham marriage of convenience and since both Sarah and Gordon are deeply unpleasant people, I doubt they got along together.

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          • Cameron had a 26, Yes a 26!! point lead and pissed it all away says:

            SIX WEEKS TO A HUNG PARLIAMENT!!!

            THEN WE’LL LAUGH AT ALL THE PIGGIES AND ALL THE PIGLET MINIONS

            Broon gone! Camoron forced into a humiliating minority government!

            Fucking Delicious!

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          Sir William Waad says:

          Not quite right. The members of a married couple or civil partnership cannot have different ‘main residences’ for Capital Gains Tax purposes, so putting the property into Sarah’s name would make no difference to tax. However, it was open to the Browns to nominate different properties as their main residences for CGT purposes and for the purposes of welfare handouts from the Fees Office.

          I wish Brown applied the same level of practical cunning to managing the public finances but Other People’s money doesn’t feel the same, somehow.

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          • jgm2 says:

            He has applied the same level of ‘cunning’ to the public finances. Nothing is as he claims it is. The whole thing is a house of cards. A paper-economy’ in the same way that the US was described as a paper tiger.

            If anybody delves into the fiction that is the government finances then the whole fucking thing falls apart.

            Thanks to Brown the UK economy, as with his personal allocation of primary and secondary residences, is a legal fiction.

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          • John Thomas says:

            Sure thing blue, remember the sucessive announcements of various spending projects but on inspection but they all related to the same things, the idea was to give the impression of various targeted projects getting money.

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          Yardarm says:

          Perhaps greater legal minds than I could venture an opinion re personal enrichment during office by these shitty satraps.

          Impeachment ?

          It would be the right thing to do.

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          • It’s not a law thing. It’s a tumbrils and falling blades thing. That would be the right thing to do. As many people have said, the MPs had a vested interest in pumping the property bubble. It made them personally rich as they were taking out capital gains when the selling prices exceeded the purchase prices, but we serviced their loans.

            It was also politically much easier to tell people to borrow money rather than either go without or find a way to earn more real money. Very few MPs deserve to be saved from the consequences of their collective actions. I doubt if there are enough to fill a 52 seat coach. The rest deserve the head-in-a-basket menu.

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          The Court of Public Opinion says:

          Agreed, but they weren’t the only ones taking the piss: Francis Mauds second home was 70 yards from his first: http://tinyurl.com/d242l3

          Any member of the public would be hit by HMRC for capital gains tax, this is the real corruption scandal, not the petty expenses fiddling. The reason you’ll never hear of it is they are all at it down to a man, woman and Mandelson.

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          • Infanta of Castile says:

            “man, woman and Mandelson”

            a classic

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          • Al Megrahi,s Doctor says:

            Had’nt realised tha Mandleson and Whelan are old enemies, something about Whelan leaking Mandy’s dodgy dealings a few years ago. Hmmm.

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        • 188
          John Thomas says:

          Jimmy Brown’s compass is over the magnetic north pole, looking for the north pole.

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        • 198
          Roman Allbranabitch says:

          How does he manage on that pittance? and he has a beard and leetle one’s.
          to keep…

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      • 562
        City of Vice says:

        Who gives a shit? As Lord Paul and Michael Brown indicate, none of the main parties comes to this issue with clean hands, so fuck off back to the bunker.

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          Anonymous says:

          And now we see big dve’s real attitude to democracy – if it’s inconnveinient, just forget it!

          I wonder if anyone would have been encouraging BA worker not to go to work if they had voted against strike action, I think not, like it or not the right, and caneron is pandering to his looney fringe in fear of his job after the election (he’s only leader for as long as hauge lets him), don’t give a shit for people, it’s money that counts.

          So come on dave shows tat you really believe in democracy, admit the BA workers are exercising their democratic right via properly exercsed vote and encourage BA to talk rather than trying to undermone the principals on which our society is based.

          If he continues on this course then we can only expect a true dictatorship if we are unfortunate enough for this idiot to win the elcetion, but then why shouold we accept that result, labour could just continue as the government, couldn’t they dave!

          What a wanker that bloke is

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      Casual Observer says:

      He’s just another of Brown’s Thugs bullying all in range to toe the Party/unite line.

      Given that the Labour Party is now just a wholly owned subsidiary of the Unite Union and most of NuLab’s MPs are paid by Unite in one form or another, what could you reasonably expect?

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    • 64
      Real Alternative says:

      “We’re all targeting Whelan together.”

      Sadly, yes. It’s diverting resources away from campaigning for the crumbling marginal vote (Tory internal polls are making Pickles sweat, ignore the pun).

      Georgie Boy, listen up. The Pope is Catholic, Labour is run by the unions. The public know this, they don’t need telling again.

      You are wasting your time with this tit-for-tat over Ashcroft’s silly tax evasion. Purcell is a much better target, Labour are far more vulnerable over him. Do something effective, will you? You useless tosser!

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      • 222
        Georgie Osborne says:

        One plus one is two, two plus two is three, three plus.. DAMNIT! DAMNIT! I almost had it there. I’ll try again..

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      • 504
        Mr Ned says:

        Breaking news!!!

        The Pope IS catholic.

        You heard it here first, It has firmly been established that the Pope is actually a believer in the catholic faith. Stay with us as we break more exiting and up to the minute news about the Pope. Also. Trade unions fund the labour party and seek to gain influence over labour party policies. Also breaking this our Bears really do defecate in the woods. And stay with us as we reveal that the sun appears in the morning. STAY HERE FOR ALL NEW NEWS!!!

        FFS! Labour have destroyed this country, fucked the Military, committed blatant war crimes, flooded us with immigrants, lost the plot on crime and punishment, ruined education, fucked the financial markets and turned a once free nation into a stazi state.

        What the Fuck is Cameron doing re-fighting the old union battles for? There is MORE than enough shit to throw at labour and this Prime Minister!

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      • 523

        But Labour is now owned by ONE union. Wonder what the other members of the TUC think of that? Or what they will think of that when Charlie Whelan demands -and gets- special treatment for Unite over other unions?

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    • 90
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Whelan in this clip, no conflict of interest being in a union holding British Airways to ransom, and giving money to New Labour who obviously back the strikes.

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    • 107
      Dog says:

      uaf uaf

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    • 234
      Up sh1t creek says:

      That man of great honour and honesty (sarcasm) Peter Mandelson gives away more money to “secure the recovery” (buy New Labour votes) from car plants in marginal constituencies. He also vents his spleen at Lord Ashcroft, forgetting about Lord Paul, and forgetting about the union money holding British Airways to ransom.

      Why is New Labour’s main backer getting support for the union from around the world? Looks like New Labour are only interested in smashing UK businesses. Who will benefit from the BA strikes? New Labour’s American friends….

      Kick out the Labour party from power at the election, and send Mandelson for trial that he got away with many times now, and remove his peerage.

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      • 312
        Political Analyst says:

        You know what your problem is Guido?
        You worry too much.
        You will end up with irritable bowel syndrome or a stomach ulcer if you do not learn to relax and stop fretting so much.
        Look at the facts: Gordon Brown underfunded our troops during war time, he then lied about it.
        Gordon Brown may as well have slit the throats of our troops with his own bare hands.
        Alos, his ratings are lower than the Labour party’s and he is dragging down the Labour vote.
        Nick Clegg has publicly stated that in the event of a hung parliament he will not work with Gordon Brown.
        There are only two items of work left for Brown to complete if he wants to serve the Labour movement and not his own agenda;
        1) Keep his head down and mouth shut for the rest of the election campain
        2) Compose his resignation statement and read it immediately after losing the Labour majority
        After both of those boxes have been ticked that will also be the end of Ed Ball’s hopes of becoming the next leader of the Labour party and it will also mean the end of Charlie Whelan’s communist take over of the party.
        Problems solved.
        Now calm down Fawkes FFS – you will have a heart attack at this rate!

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      • 485
        Sam says:

        Looking at the fellatio-grooved mouth of this unelected depraved jew, spouting on about spending our money, makes me puke.

        What is the fucking point of democracy if jews can just buy power, or seize power (like this evil freak Mandelson) because they have dirt on the other scum in office.

        It will get worse after the next phoney general election, as the jews totally own the Tory scum.

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      • 569
        Gordoom cooks the books says:

        looks to me like he`s cruising for rent boys ooh you are awfull

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    • 254
      Thomas Aquinas says:

      Never mind all this stuff – go and have a laugh at the ever ridiculous Nadine Doris’ latest antics:
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/conservative-mps-expenses/7468582/Tory-MP-embroiled-in-the-expenses-scandal-in-plot-to-stop-Esther-Rantzen.html

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  2. 2
    Mad Nads has flown over the cuckoos nest says:

    Tory MP embroiled in the expenses scandal in plot to stop Esther Rantzen

    A Conservative MP embroiled in the expenses scandal has been linked to a bizarre plot by a close male friend to stop Esther Rantzen being elected to Parliament.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/conservative-mps-expenses/7468582/Tory-MP-embroiled-in-the-expenses-scandal-in-plot-to-stop-Esther-Rantzen.html

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      Steve Expat says:

      Still not seeing the story there, beyond ‘friend of MP wants to stand as an Indy in the election’ – much more likely to be to do with Nadine’s spat with the DT’s owners several months back, they had to think of something to try and smear her with.

      Poor effort for the lead story for a broadsheet though, more like what would be expected from the Sunday Sport!

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    • 13
      iain says:

      “Mrs Dorries has also attacked Miss Rantzen, accusing the television personality of being a self-publicist who had a “scant” grasp of political issues. ”

      I have to agree.

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        Willi W. says:

        Equally, ““Ms Ratsarse has also attacked Mrs Dorries, accusing the MP of being a self-publicist who had a ‘scant’ grasp of political issues. ”

        Not only is Nads an hysterical, menopausal loon, but she is an illiterate one as well, as a shufti at her blog will confirm.

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        Irony is dead says:

        > accusing the television personality of being a self-publicist who had a “scant” grasp of political issues.

        Breathtaking!
        Like being lectured on the merits of vegetarianism by Hannibal Lecter.
        Mad Nads is beyond parody.

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    • 27
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      The NuLabour train is well and truly off the rails. What a complete bunch of nonsense Even Gordon know a friend of a friend who’s cousin is an axe murderer. For heaven sake lets have the GE now and stop all this crap and move on. The simple fact that should be clear to all by know is can this PM be trusted and the clear and unmistakable answer is NO, NO and for good measure NO again.

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    • 262
      Thomas Aquinas says:

      Good old Doris, always good for a laugh.

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      • 514
        MILF fancier says:

        I’d still do her and her daughter. Both are fit as f***!!!!

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      • 527
        Ronald Ó Faoláin says:

        Great Grand daughter of the goalkeeper George Bargery one of the founders of Everton Football Club and she supports the other lot!

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    vote UNITE

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      • 101
        Dave hates the Unions. He gives you his Cast Iron Guarantee says:

        Mr Cameron told The Independent on Sunday: “I am delighted that Richard Balfe is going to help develop our relations with the trade union and co-operative movement. I have always said that free enterprise and the co-operative principle are partners, not adversaries, and co-operatives have an important role to play in public service reform by bringing dynamism without the loss of public ethos.”

        oops!

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        • 248
          Dave Cameron's mum says:

          It’s true, he’s always said that. I remember his first words, moments after birth, were, “free enterprise and the co-operative principle are partners, not adversaries.” In fact, when I was pregnant I used to lay awake at night, listening to him saying it, in my womb.

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      Doctor Mick says:

      Unitant Tendency

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  4. 4
    Tut tut from SW14 says:

    There seem to be a lot of unelected people with power around the HoC, Mandleson, Lords Paul and Ascroft, Whelan and Unite. Shame on their scheming heads.

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  5. 5

    The Liebour trolls on here yesterday were very upset and spitting blood.

    As Corporal Jones said:-

    “They don’t like it up ‘em, do they”

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    Butler to Lord Fondlebum says:

    His Lordship has asked me to advise you that he is taking a very low profile whist this Unite / BA business is going on. He’ll be back on the country’s airwaves as soon as this spot of bother is over.

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    • 124
      Purpleline says:

      Just saw him give an interview on Sky (unite) TV they allowed him to make a party political broadcast on behalf of the Scootish Gay Cabal administration.

      So he got his friends to make a statement they will build Electric Vehicles in Sunderland (Unite party territory) and used it to bash the Tory party on the leaked letter fromthe Cabinet offioce.

      Now why and how was this leaked, is the cabinet office safe, there should be an inquiry into the politicastion of the cabinet office and civil servants operating in there. Fuck me they cannot all be Unite flunkeys or can they?

      Why oh why does not one TV presenter/ interveiwer respond to Mandelson claims that Ashcroft was denied twice a peerage wit the classic well if he was declined initially on the grounds of being a billionaire with assets abroad, how did you get through with your dodgy Mortgage application, passport for Hinduja claim and for being completely bought by the KGB as their man looking after the interests of a certain Russian Oligarch

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      • 522
        Susie says:

        Especially as that Sunderland factory owes its very existence to Margaret Thatcher. I wonder how long it will last under the resurgent unions?

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  8. 17
    jgm2 says:

    Up the Deise!

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  9. 18
    Hoodie Whelan says:

    Careful Guido

    I will threaten your wife

    Like I threatened other journalists wives

    But you will see who I really am now..

    (And Gordon approves everything I do as usual)

    Unite will combine with Jimmy Hoffa Junior and the Teamsters and thug up British Airways the Flag carrier..

    We will thug up the Tories and their supporters..

    We will use our money to buy this election with our members…

    There is no obstacle to our taking over the Labour Party

    You can see what a wreck Cash Gordon is already

    I am the Leader of the Nasty Party now

    And we will win by hook or by crook…

    Dont’ forget that

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    • 39

      Charlie has threatened Guido. Told him to stick it. Bullies don’t like getting hit back and are usually full of shit.

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      • 45
        I B Seldom-Lucid says:

        That suggests that he is frightened of something Guido. Watch your back and keep your powder dry!

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        • 274
          Can't beat a bit of Bully from M'Learned friends says:

          Ashcroft in new storm over alleged loans to disgraced island premier

          • Peer sues over story linking him to Turks and Caicos scandal

          • Court papers highlight ‘alarming’ influence on Hague
          Fresh allegations against Lord Ashcroft, this time over his links with a corruption scandal in the Caribbean, are made in high court documents obtained by the Guardian today.

          In a hotly disputed lbel suit, the Conservative party deputy chairman is accused of providing loans of more than $5m to the disgraced former premier of the Turks and Caicos, Michael Misick, through the local bank Ashcroft controls. According to his opponents, he “ought to have been aware that Mr Misick was corrupt”.

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      • 46
        concrete pump says:

        There’s only one way to sort this out………………Fight!!!!!!!!!

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      • 131
        A Semiotician says:

        Heard this Whelan being interviewed (use the word advisedly as Toenails was involved) yesterday. He has a poofy little laugh.

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      • 141
        Purpleline says:

        Guido, if you need any help and want a right nutter to help you, I am your man, woman, transgender.transsexual/Scottish, Irish,English,Welsh, Pakistani, Indian, Somali, American , Islamic, Hindu, Catholic. I am an equal opportunity hit man woman, transgender.transsexual/Scottish, Irish,English,Welsh, Pakistani, Indian, Somali, American , Islamic, Hindu, Catholic.

        Sorry but us hitmen have had to follow mad Hatties equal opportunities laws when advertising our services.

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      • 160
        MI5 says:

        Guido

        Hoodie Whelan’s standard operating procedure

        Threaten, smear and lie…

        Let’s expose all this cum’s filth going back years…

        Fire with fire…

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        • 260
          ShoutsAtTheTV says:

          Yes, I used to love to listen to Wheelan’s clear, impartial, witty and fair-minded views on BBC Radio 5.

          “SMASH THE TORIES! SMASH THE TORIES! SMASH ‘EM, COZ THEY’RE TORIES!”

          Nice to see that so little has really changed.

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    • 510
      We are all around you. Waiting, watching, ready to launch our attack says:

      Hey tough guy!

      Big yourself up gayboy, but let history teach you a lesson.

      Get too big for your boots and you’ll “disappear” just as quickly as Hoffa Snr.

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  10. 19
    Anonymous says:

    labour have a lot of troops to pick from.,,,,,,,,8.5 million inactive and employment is down.FFS

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    • 22
      Doctor Mick says:

      For inactive read black market

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      • 198
        Screw Labour says:

        Correct.

        ‘Black economy’ activities by self-employed people in the UK amount to
        10.6% of GDP,

        · Households whose heads are in blue-collar occupations on average
        report only 46% of their income.
        · Households whose heads are in white-collar occupations on average
        report only 61% of their income.

        AND WHO CAN BLAME THEM

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        • 272
          ShoutsAtTheTV says:

          ..And are these figures reflected in which side of the chamber the offending, expense-fiddling MPs sit?

          That scummy, Labour cow – “I’ll let you into a little secret, I have an ISA and only pay tax after the first £6,000″ – doesn’t so much need her knuckles rapped as her assets seizing.

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          • D L George says:

            Yeah, wasn’t She lovely.

            I wish all MP’s showed such utter contempt for honesty and decency. We’ll miss Her, along with all the other lying thieving b*stards running away with yet another £60,000+ the day after the election.

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          Infanta of Castile says:

          Given that Brown has spent the last 13 years maximising means testing there is a double incentive to avoid declaring income. If you manage to get paid in cash (very popular in some communities) or can disguise basic living costs as business expenses and draw down very little, you can get: tax credit; housing benefit; free prescriptions; free school meals and educational maintenance support for your kids; university bursaries etc etc quite apart from avoiding income tax and national insurance. This has always been an issue but it has now reached epic proportions.

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    • 247
      Anorak Hoon says:

      Apparently a lot of people have become students as it’s absolutely impossible to get a job. This has skewed the figures and made it look like a drop in unemployment.

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      • 284
        Stop Funding Labour with my licence fee says:

        Indeed – the telling statistic is that whilst unemplyment has fallen, the number in employment has not risen. Handy that in the run up to an election

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        happy turnip says:

        it was also the christmas period when many people take on seasonal work – wait to see what next months figures are – back up again no doubt

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    A Pensioner says:

    Whelan is a fat ugly twat. What amuses me is that gits like him can’t understand that everytime their ugly repulsive mugs show up, people’s revulsion rises even higher.

    What a stupid lump of lard.

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    Steve Expat says:

    Like the poster Guido, well done to the co-conspirator responsible.

    Strikes only ever work when there is general public support for the action. Unite lost any goodwil they may ever have had with the public for their shameful plan to kill Christmas for millions, when every other worker at BA has accepted pay cuts and reduced perks.

    The company lost £400m last year, they will be gone forever if this ’80’s style militancy continues for much longer.

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      jgm2 says:

      Aye. But the union won’t have backed down. It will have stood up for the workers. Just like they did at British Coal, British Steel and British Leyland.

      Whayhay. We showed them who was boss eh lads?

      Lads?

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      • 97
        Brown's a Tosser says:

        Don’t forget GB save or produced a million jobs during this recession and is about to produce a miilion more thanks to all these wonderful new industries on the horizon – yeah of course. Watch out for flying pigs in your area much more dangerous than swine flu.

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      • 513
        udderly 'orrible says:

        Trouble with McBruin’s jobs is they come with a filled-out postal vote attached.

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    • 41
      Brown's Buggered Britain says:

      Don’t know what you are complaining about – Whelan is the best thing that’s happened to the Tories in a long while.

      STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!

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      • 152
        Groucho says:

        Exactly. This belligerent 70’s union throwback is doing a great job.

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          jgm2 says:

          It will certainly energise the Tory vote. There’ll be no sitting at home in protest as it becomes more apparent who has really been fucking the economy these past 13 years.

          Now you know why Brown created one million box-tickers jobs from fresh-air. All funnelled into Unite closed shops.

          We give you millions of pounds and you spend 50bn quid a year creating one million new members who will have fuck all to do except strike and march when we give the word.

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          • so very very desperate says:

            an 7 day strike in which 60% of flights will continue will win the election course it will son, course it will

            out of touch and running out of time

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      • 503
        Glauca says:

        Angus Reid polls yesterday:

        CONSERVATIVES 39%
        LABOUR 26%
        LIB DEMS 21%

        LAB to CON swing from 2005 8%

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    • 231
      The tossers are getting hammered says:

      Unite Website ‘Contact us page':

      Abusive phone calls from the public (which now are being tracked by the police for further investigation) have meant that we have had to remove our phone numbers until further notice. If you need to contact us urgently and do not have any of our numbers please email the relevant office – we will check the email system on a regular basis.
      Please note: – Contact details are for the exclusive use of our members only. Please contact Unite Head Office if you are not a member. Abusive emails and phone calls will, and have, been forwarded to the police.

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        Anonymous says:

        Unite national offices
        Unite
        35 King Street
        Covent Garden
        London
        WC2E 8JG
        Tel: 020 7420 8900 Fax: 020 7420 8998

        Unite
        128 Theobald’s Road
        Holborn
        London
        WC1X 8TN
        Tel: 020 7611 2500 Fax: 020 7611 2555

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      • 370
        Australian says:

        “Abusive emails and phone calls will, and have, been forwarded to the police.”

        Does that include all the abusive telephone calls and emails from, or ordered by, Whelan himself?

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  13. 26
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either! says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that commie whelan looks like he stepped out the young ones

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  14. 30
    Taggart says:

    Wee Gordons footsoldiers havent mentioned”hung parliament” for a wee while.i just cant understand it.Och the new

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  15. 31
    McGroom says:

    Dave needs to promote that New Liebore have hidden their tax and spend credo and ruined the economy like every Labour government before them.

    Now that they are so unpopular with their own supporters having betrayed, indebted and inpoverished the poor, they cannot raise election cash and have sold themselves back to their former Union masters.

    Another term of Labour now under the control of the Looney Left would be disasterous for Britain.

    This is a clear demarkation Dave should hammer home

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    • 192
      MI5 says:

      Exactly

      Dave should ask how much public financing is “off balance sheet”

      Like PFI

      and how much was paid to NuLabour supporters to “organise” this funding…

      Zanu are on explosive ground there..

      And what about the tax breaks for private equity funds…

      Including those of their supporters…(Guido knows the ones)

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      • 380
        Former Sedgefield MP and Profesional L.iar says:

        I hope no one is thinking of mentioning Windrush Ventures LLP or Firerush Ventures LLP.

        They’re pretty straight kinds of ventures, don’t you know?

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  16. 36
    Odds Bodkins says:

    Whelan is not so stupid that he doesn’t realize how unpopular the strike would be. That he should try and spoil that one single occasion when Brits can piss off somewhere warm for a few weeks and get away from all this turgidness would sound the death knell for his beloved Labour.

    That’s one thing you definitely don’t do with the British and that is fuck with their holidays. Read, remember and learn if you’re reading this Whelan, you big fat fucking useless blast of Satan’s flatulence.

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    • 50
      Doctor Mick says:

      That’s a good point that is. There’s nothing a Brit likes better than getting the fuck out of the place.

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      • 441
        D L George says:

        It’s true. People save for months to get away from this Liebore hell hole only to have their week or two ruined by McB*stard and cohorts.

        Brown will be planning to call it off the day before or just before the second round, His tossed up brain will think that’s a vote winner.

        TOO LATE McMoron, TOO LATE BY HALF!

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    • 117
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      I still have my doubts and would not be surprised to see a resolution to this strike by the weekend with Brown making the announcement. I have talked with both sides and brought about a resolution to this issue as it was the right thing to do – for me given I have to call an election soon. See I not only save the banking system and the country but also my citizens holidays. Wow I am just so good.

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      • 217
        Cargo Hold says:

        except for the continuous funeral that is Wooten Basset

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      • 311
        Private Sponge says:

        ” Mis, Mis, Mis, Mr, Mr, Mr Speaker ,it all started at Heathrow, the important thing is, we have been working closely with the unions, important lessons have been learned and important lessons have to be learned, not like the party opposite” yawn …………………………….”

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  17. 38
    BBC does Labour's dirty work says:

    Bill and his tart told me on their Breakfast show that the BBC had seen cabinet documents that Ashcroft was supposed to have given up his Non-Dom status in exchange for a peerage and William Hague has been aware all the time that Ashcroft continued to be a non-Dom.

    They then got their political editor blind Pew on who said that the documents came from a source who was not interested in Ashcrofts best welfare.

    At no stage did Bill, his tart for the day or Blind Pew show me the documents or name their source.

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    • 50
      MI5 says:

      The BBC are serial liars and smearers like their masters UNITE/ZANULABOUR…

      They have disgraced the name of broadcasting..like UNITE/ZANUMABOUR has disgraced all the offices they have held

      Privatise the scum and seize the squestrate of UNITE…

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    • 129
      bergen says:

      This was the main political story on Today at 6.30 after something about Higher Education cuts(which carried with it the comment that spending had doubled under Labour).The fact that the PM had yesterday admitted to lying to the Inquiry into the Iraq war was seemingly an unimportant story next to Ashcroft’s tax discussions with the Cabinet office ten years ago.

      I’ve given up being enraged by Pravda.Those 1997 champagne bottles at Broadcasting House need to be replaced by a bitter draught if Cameron is to succeed.These people will stop at nothing in their pro-Labour propaganda.

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      • 291
        Anorak Hoon says:

        Quite. The Toady programme was one long anti-Tory rant.
        Their coverage of Yesterday in Parliament totally ignored PMQ’s, presumably because Dave wiped the floor with McSnot. They had some bollox from the Lords instead.

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    • 301
      Stop Funding Labour with my licence fee says:

      Has Blind Pew seen the document?

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  18. 40
    Martin Day says:

    No chance Dave !!!

    HEADLINES

    Cameron reaches out to Martin Day ans thick as thieves with ‘Tories have changed’ message

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    • 57
      Martin Day says:

      LYING BROWN DEMOLISHED
      “Brown is a compulsive liar, he has no truth in his soul.”
      His accompanying comments about “character” appeared to have been scripted by a comedian in need of some fresh material.
      “For better or worse, with me what you see is what you get,” said Mr Brown. It is a line so at odds with reality, so manifestly untrue, so utterly ridiculous that one barely knows where to start challenging it.
      Was this the same Mr Brown whose shameless evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry was dismissed by Army chiefs as “disingenuous”? The same Mr Brown who unleashed the “forces of hell” on his own chancellor? The same Mr Brown who cannot walk past a national statistic without rebasing its measurement for narrow political advantage (crime, inflation, growth)?
      When events defy the Prime Minister’s preferred view of the world, he has a remarkable capacity for applying the Tipp-Ex. History doesn’t haunt him because he either ignores or rewrites it. No British leader in my lifetime has embraced the technique of veracity evasion with greater enthusiasm.
      Mr Brown’s most egregious abuse of our credulity, “no more boom and bust”, has been expunged from the script. In its place is a claim that his genius saved us from the ravages of an American-inspired crash. Rather than expiate his sins of profligacy, he seeks to exploit them. Financial disaster is repackaged as a tactical triumph: his triumph.
      “I won’t let you down,” Mr Brown promises. Too late, old son, you already have.

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      • 134
        Doctor Mick says:

        History will judge Brown none too kindly. And deservedly so because he has not one redeeming feature. How he sneaked into No 10 with the humans we shall never know I fear.

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      • 146
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Excellent summation of the Biggest Carcrash in Political History since Gibbons wrote “Decline and Fall.”

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      • 230
        Cargo Hold says:

        On form today Martin

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      • 382

        LYING CAMERON HUMILIATED

        “Conservative leader David Cameron has apologised to MPs for getting his facts wrong over two schools with alleged links to Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

        At prime ministers’ questions last week, he said the schools had received funds from a government Pathfinder fund aimed at combating violent extremism.

        But it later emerged the money had come from a different government fund.

        Mr Cameron admitted the error but said he stood by his point about the inappropriate use of taxpayers’ money.

        He has now apologised to the Commons for the inaccurate statement.”

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        • 570
          V for Vendetta says:

          ah -very old news. I approve of recycling but you seem to have misunderstood the concept. I suggest you recycle yourself.

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  19. 43
    Pinocchio says:

    Browns nose has grown an extra 3 inches in the last 24 hours.

    Asked to explain Mr Brown’s repeated use of the inaccurate claim, Mr Brown’s spokesman said: “Budgets are pretty complex. This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, budget in the UK government.”

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    • 54
      Doctor Mick says:

      Big Debt requires Big Budget and Big Lies hence Big Nose.

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    • 68
      MI5 says:

      Defence is one of the biggest budgets

      Billions of £

      And Cash Brown cannot “remember” the “increases” in real terms even though he was Chancellor

      With dozens of flunkies in No 10 and the Treasury “preparing” and “briefing” him for Chilcot…

      Let’s be serious for one minute..

      Brown is a serial and compulsive liar

      There can be no other conclusion….

      PS I was this monting that another corrupt left-wing regime refuses to publish any crime figures at all – HUGO CHAVEZ

      ZANULABOUR = CHAV CHAVEZ

      H

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    • 74
      Jackass Straw says:

      I too have trouble with figures.

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    • 524
      Glauca says:

      Even now he cannot tell the truth!

      The government spends

      Pensions £119.1bn
      Healthcare £118.7bn
      Welfare £105.1bn
      Education £ 84.0bn
      Defence £ 43.6bn

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  20. 44

    Political betting discovers how YouGov fiddles the figures for Liebour, despite their sensational result for Boris in the 2008 London election.

    http://www2.politicalbetting.com/

    Peter Kellner as we all know is married to the EU’s Foreign Secretary Baroness Ashton, appointed by Gordon because we lost out in every other EU non job that needed filling after the ratification of Lisbon.

    She has a lot in common with Gordon apart from of course her enormous salary of over £300,000! She has never stood for election and works for an organisation that has never had their accounts passed by their auditors EVER!

    Peter Kellner, a very strong Liebour supporter, used to work for the BBC as Newsnights political editor.

    Also you may be interested to know that

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6945940.ece

    “Baroness Ashton’s husband Peter Kellner wooed by KGB”

    “Kellner said he was cultivated as a contact by Yuri Kudimov more than two decades ago. The Russian was subsequently expelled from Britain for alleged spying.

    “He approached me at the Labour party conference in 1984,” said Kellner, a Labour supporter, who was then working at the New Statesman, the political magazine. “I was known to be quite close to [Neil] Kinnock and expect he was after some insight into Labour’s thinking. He never asked me for any documents or anything and I wouldn’t have given him anything if he had.”

    Further more

    “It does not surprise me in the least. Kellner is now associated with ‘Common Purpose’ – a fanatically pro-EU and Marxist orientated so-called ‘charity’ which provides training services to employees within the public and corporate sectors. The expensive courses are mostly charged – yes you’ve guessed it – to the taxpayer. They are preparing for what is disturbingly called; ‘The post-democratic era’. These people definitely do need to be watched!”

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    • 210
      A.P.Paratchik says:

      We are all leaders. Some of us are more leaders than others.

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    • 435
      Fact Check says:

      YouGov is an international internet-based market research firm launched in the UK in May 2000 by Stephan Shakespeare (now Chief Innovation Officer) and Nadhim Zahawi (CEO). In 2005 the company opened an office in the Middle East, YouGovSiraj, and in 2007 it further expanded by acquiring market research firms in the USA, Germany and Scandinavia, which are now part of the YouGov Group. YouGov is a member of the British Polling Council.

      YouGov’s Chairman since April 2007 is Roger Parry, replacing political commentator Peter Kellner who now serves as President of the company. When YouGov floated for £18million in April 2005, Kellner owned 6% of the company

      In YouGov’s business year from August 2006 to July 2007 turnover rose by 51% above the previous year to £14.3 million and profits before tax rose by 39% to £5.7 million. At around 40%, YouGov’s net margins are amongst the highest in the industry, compared to the usual 10-30% range that most of its competitors produce

      They are a business and accuracy determines their profit margin.

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      • 471
        D L George says:

        Well then, one of two things will happen.

        a) One of the polling companies are going to look like bias jackasses
        or
        b) A couple of days before the election a quick change in the percentages will be in order to save credibility (and profits)

        Time will tell. Tick tick tick…

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    • 533
      Kinnochio says:

      I thought it has not had them signed off since 1994 but then what would I know?

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  21. 49
    Phil's Tampon says:

    The lead story on BBC Radio 2, 9.0am News is, believe it or not, yet again, Lord Ashcroft and his non-dom status. Hague dithers instead of going on the offensive. This the day after Brown admits misleading Chilcott with Brown’s budget constraints contributing to the deaths of British Servicemen. No mention whatsoever on the BBC of this. The BBC is on a level with the the Nazi Propaganda Machine and Pravda.

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    • 60
      Martin Day says:

      Hague is toast me old mate

      A lying Tory like all the rest of the scum

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    • 288
      Grandma says:

      Even the interviewer at 8.10 a.m. seemed to be getting a bit weary of asking the same questions in different guises. Nick Robinson is a disgrace to impartial reporting.

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    • 289
      ShoutsAtTheTV says:

      Kinda funny, that.

      We finally get proof that – as we all suspected – McDoom either can’t add up or is just a straight liar when it comes to defence spending…

      And then there’s a Government leak to try and knock that story off the top of the broadsheets.

      Amazing. Who’d have guessed it?

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      • 308
        Stop Funding Labour with my licence fee says:

        mmmmmmm only seems to have been leaked to the Brown Broadcasting Corporation as far as I am aware

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  22. 52
    Martin Day says:

    If you are stupid enough to vote for lying Tory shits,this is what you will get……

    A Tory-backed think-tank has called for 30,000 beds to be axed from the NHS.

    The right-wing Reform group, which has David Cameron ally Ed Vaizey on its advisory board, says the NHS should not be spared coming public spending cuts.

    And it claims shedding beds would force doctors to concentrate on preventing illness. Their report said: “The structural deficit in the public sector is due to sustained over-spending, the largest part of that was targeted on the NHS.”

    BASTARD TORIES

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    • 73
      Doctor Mick says:

      Creating more hospital beds is like building more roads. More roads simply means more traffic as people jump in their cars instead of taking the bus. Ergo, less hospital beds means people will think twice about getting sick.

      Are you totally fucking ignorant, Martin?

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      • 91
        Dartin May says:

        “Ergo, less hospital beds means people will think twice about getting sick.”

        ‘FEWER hospital beds’ you ignorant twat……

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      • 98
        Martin Day says:

        Would your analogy apply to prison places as well you Tory twerp ??

        Give over and grow up

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        • 111
          Doctor Mick says:

          Thanks for the confirmation. Ignorant as fuck.

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        • 473
          Martin Day says:

          I can’t wait to see all those diversity co-ordinating five a day outreachers on the dole, crying into their soup down the kitchens, having to sell everything they own and admitting they got paid for doing nothing. And are now fcuked as they have no real skills and a CV that a leper wouldn’t touch.

          Ahahhaahaha HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          you’re all going to BURN in just a few weeks time, Martin Day is obviously one of them, cos the tone of his posts has changed from smug NooLieBoor cheerleader to desperate raging fembot in the space of just a few short weeks.

          Hung Parliament here we come, Labour are about to disappear into the void forever, and we’d laugh harder if they hadnt completely trashed the country but hey ho, we’ll fix it after we’ve shot every socialist in the head.

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    • 81
      Martin Day says:

      With very low paid workers now paying tax at 20p instead of 10p

      I repeat, Gordon had a choice this week and so did all his labour MP’s to make life a little more easier for the low-paid. They CHOSE not to. According to the IFS, this decision by labour to make the very low paid, pay more tax is affecting 1.3 million people. He even lied to get his finance bill passed by telling his MP’s that if they voted for 10p for the low paid, his finance bill would fail. The clerks to the speaker in the HofC told Dianne Abott that this simply was not true. Clearly you can see how Gordon, the labour party and the labour MP’s were determined to vote it through and make life more difficult for the low-paid.

      I hope he enjoyed his lavish dining and entertaining at the g20 too.

      Remember, Labour no longer represents the low-paid, neither do the unions, not one union raised a voice in support either. Why would that be?

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      • 190
        Groucho says:

        Brown could not give a shit about anyone, or anything other than his own political career. There is nothing he won’t do to stay in control – don’t bank on there being an election any time soon.

        The man is a fucking lunatic.

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    • 106
      Taggart says:

      Wee problem for wee gordon is that he sent hundreds of young soldiers to war without enough body armour etc etc.Now he has seen the light and admitted he was economical with the truth some of the families who lost their sons and daughters will want some answers.Talk of 30000 bed losses are not good news but only talk.Its the 1100 or so deaths in mid staffs on wee gordons watch that will help to sign his death warrant.Och the new

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    • 169
      Martin Gay says:

      Has anybody seen the the hopital administrators’ car park? Row on upon row of Porches, Mercs, Audis and Range Rovers.

      That’s where the money’s going – not on the sick but on the healthy and wealthy.

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      • 297
        ShoutsAtTheTV says:

        No, no, you must be wrong.

        Gorgon says ever tax penny gets spent on Nurses and Teachers.

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      • 525
        MILF fancier says:

        To Martin Gay.I’m afraid you’re right. To Quote that pompous self serving twat BONIO fron U2 ” The rich stay healthy and the sick stay poor”.

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    • 255
      A.P.Paratchik says:

      Not heard of bed-blocking then?

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  23. 55
    Al says:

    Stunningly blatant pro-Labour bias from BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning.

    It’s been all Ashcroft and spinning about university spending. Resembles a Labour Party political broadcast.

    Hope Cameron is drawing up plans to deal with our corrupt state broadcaster.

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    • 63
      JL says:

      Nothing about Brown’s lies over defence spending or Unite’s links to Labour.

      The BBC really has thrown any pretence of fairness out of the window.

      Woolas and co are even trying to smear Joanna Lumley.

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    • 195
      backwoodsman says:

      Yep, Toady this morning was certainly an edition for the connoisseur of bbc bias. Half an hour on a dodgy Pakistani kidnap , where relatives will no doubt eventually be found to have been implicated. Thirty seconds on the former Chief of the Defense Staff raising some minor technical point re equipment supply. Then we can get down to the real news, an hour of detailed scrutiny on the cabinet office papers relating to the agreement reached with lord Ashcroft.

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      • 276
        Stinks R Us says:

        Yep. Guy lives in 2 up 2 down mid terrace in poor working class/down and out class area and comes up with a hundred k and jets off to Paris to pay it, bearing in mind the gubberment do not give into demands. were did poor man get 100 k?

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        • 430
          Anonymous says:

          Unemployment benefit?

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        • 459
          Oldham Dole Office says:

          Family Credits!

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        • 506
          The Kumars at number 10 says:

          Corner shops are profitable these days. Don’t need to pay your staff when you can force a woman into marraige, they then work for 19 hours a day for nothing behind the counter whilst breast feeding their babies.

          They vote Labour and the unions never question their treatment of slaves staff!

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    • 476
      The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

      The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars

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  24. 56
    Stephen Pound: Low IQ, self regarding, puffed up, waffling, gobshyte MP and bus driving cunt says:

    Whelan will call the strike off in order to allow his lacky, the bullying, hate filled, lying, loon McMental to claim the credit.

    The Tories seem emboldened at the moment as the nature of Socialism’s grip on England, and it’s perpetrator’s hatred of the little guy becomes clearer.
    Go for the BBC next Tory boys, those smug, socialist, sneering, filth need a blast of economic reality.

    Perhaps if the editorial teams and the Celt/Asian presenters were worrying about small issues such as their jobs they might have less time to spin for their Scotch Socialist overlords.

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  25. 57
    BBC CAMPAIGNS FOR NEW LABOUR says:

    Brown’s lies to Chilcot over military funding are considered such a normal example of his lying by the BBC that they hardly warrant a mention let alone a criticism by the labour crony BBC political commentators.
    No no, lets keep the Ashcroft story going as much as we can and make the BBC news/leaks about it the main news story. It lets Charlie Whealan and all the other dangerous dogs off the hook so thats fine and who gives a damn about our soldiers. Brown as chancellor cheated the forces as much to punish Blair and attempt to prevent his Falklands moment as he did out ignorance and his twisted spite. At heart he’s a closet Scot who hates the English and likes nothing more than to heap damage on our country and institutions. Funny how Blair’s got away with it Scot free.
    After the Today programme this morning the BBC complaints line would not even accept calls about the programme’s bias.
    We all know how dirty this election is going to be and the Torys have got to fight the BBC every step of the way. However it really does show just how panicked No 10 is and once again their contempt for the great majority of the British public.

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  26. 61
    MB. says:

    Many people refer to Sinn Féin as “Sinn Féin/IRA” to show their close connections with PIRA. Should we be referring to “New Labour/Unite”?

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    • 69
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Or Tory party/thieving scumbag bankers?

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      • 77
        Doctor Mick says:

        How about Provisional Labour?

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      • 83
        Bob says:

        Look at all those NuLabour banking supporters

        Starting with Ronnie Cohen and Hedge Fund Levy…

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      • 323
        Anonymous says:

        Not now Cato, not after nu liebore’s bank bailout, an easy touch – just like McFuckwit’s regulatory regime. It’s now Layber Parteh/thieving scumbag banksters.

        This is far worse than any tory/bankster love-in. I can’t imagine a tory government needing to make a law to remind itself to reduce the deficit – a law which builds in the consequence of complying with it that overall debt continues to increase. “I must, I must improve my bust” really is true of McFuckwit. The consequences of which are that INTEREST ALONE accruing to the banksters is expected to rise from currently about £30bn p.a. to about £60bn in four years time – well within the term of a possible (but not bloody likely) layber government.

        It’s time this cluelessness – real, faux or just dissembled – stopped. Which means it’s time to stop McClueless and his drones, dromeys, lackeys and mindless goons.

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    • 79
      jgm2 says:

      Surely NuLabour/Mafia Gangsters

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      • 125
        Doctor Mick says:

        Beg to differ… the mafia have a code of honour of sorts. This shower of shite have no such thing.

        Apologies are due to the Mafia, Cosa Nostra et al.

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  27. 62
    Gordon Tweet says:

    GB: Delighted that anti-knife crime campaign I helped launch on Monday is building momentum. Pledge your support: http://bit.ly/aL1Qi1

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  28. 66
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Not many people know that the derivation of the name ‘Willie Walsh’ is ‘dwarf with small dick and big ego’. The ‘Willie Walshes’ were driven out of Ireland to clear the air. Their gain is our loss.

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    • 137
      Wille Walsh says:

      when i grows up i want to be a jockey and play with big planes.

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      • 170
        Gordon Brown says:

        What a coincidence, so did I. My plans went wrong and I ended up being a Knob Jockey who f*cked up the country.

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  29. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Lock your doors Gordon is about to come round your house.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/17/gordon-brown-election-sofa-labour

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    • 95
      lol says:

      They call it “cottaging”.

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    • 108
      Hugh Janus says:

      I won’t be responsible for my actions if he does.

      What an opportunity – bring it on!

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    • 135
      The Dirty Rat says:

      Please, please. please god let him come to mine.

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    • 142
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      If he comes round my house he definitely will NOT visit another.

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    • 143
      Land of Leather says:

      will he be coming up the rear entry?

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    • 163
      The Dirty Rat says:

      The tea is on, the choc biscuits (Kit Kat, his favourite) are waiting in the pantry, nice warm fire, come on Gordon, you know you want to.

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    • 165
      Yardarm says:

      Christ, just imagine answering the door and seeing that gurning turnip headed prick on your doorstep. And knowing that the Curse of Jonah will descend on your house causing your property to be destroyed in an asteroid impact/volcanic eruption/tsunami in the very near future.

      Wire the doorbell up to the mains, dig a deep pit in the path and cover it over with branches, chain up a man eating tiger in your shed and starve it. Gordon Brown walks abroad in the land; will we never be free of this curse ?

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      • 193
        Charles Flaccidwidger says:

        Cruelty to animals, is that. Personally I’d like to do the job myself with a baseball bat with rusty nails hammered through it. Much more satisfying.

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      • 218
        Brown's a Tosser says:

        Now that was funny.

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    • 171
      Ufight says:

      my 5 year old son has advised me that he hates gb and alistair ‘darlek’ and if he ever saw gb he would kick him ! i hope he comes to my house that should make interesting telly.

      if he turned up at my door with the mad hatter smile like that in the dark i would be absolutely terrified – probably get the pepper spray out and dial 999.

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      • 204
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        My offspring thinks that Gordon Brown is a farmer, who has problems with unionised farm animals.

        (“cows that type”)

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    • 538
      Cant stand Gordon Brown says:

      If I see him walking up my front path, he’ll get a saucepan lobbed at his head

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    • 564
      Pit Bull Billy says:

      Gnash. I’ll have his arris for breakfast then start on the neck.

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  30. 76
    The cunt of Monte cristo says:

    Is Whelan an alcoholic?

    How much is he drinking during office hours?

    Does Unite approve of heavy drinking during office hours?

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  31. 82
    angelnstar says:

    BREAKING NEWS
    Before a jam packed audience yesterday, it could have been a repeat of the last month’s blood bath, when Boris was forced to establish dominance.

    This must have been the first sortie of Operation Stop Boris, when Labour Assembly members tried to attack Boris over any broken promises. Sweet as honey and smooth as silk, Boris side stepped Labour Assembly Members attack, soothingly answering their questions and he reassured them they were all on the same side and he was there to help.

    Once a list of Ken’s broken promises was read out, the attack spluttered to a halt. Crime is down, the housing programme is a success and Boris has frozen council tax. He left without a scratch.

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/boris-sweet-talks-city-hall/

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  32. 92
    Gold all gone says:

    New Labour – Tough on wealth and tough on the causes of wealth.

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

      apart from ours…

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  33. 94
    Gordon Brown says:

    here’s another old irish name, O Fuck.

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    Political betting discovers how YouGov “weights” the figures for Unite/Liebour, despite their sensational result for Boris in the 2008 London election.

    http://www2.politicalbetting.com/

    Peter Kellner as we all know is married to the EU’s Foreign Secretary Baroness Ashton, appointed by Gordon because we lost out in every other EU non job that needed filling after the ratification of Lisbon. He was close to Kinnock at the time.

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      She has a lot in common with Gordon apart from of course her enormous salary of over £300,000! She has never stood for election and works for an organisation that has never had their accounts passed by their auditors EVER!

      Peter Kellner, a very strong Liebour supporter, used to work for the BBC as Newsnights political editor.

      Also you may be interested to know that

      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6945940.ece

      “Baroness Ashton’s husband Peter Kellner wooed by KGB”

      “Kellner said he was cultivated as a contact by Yuri Kudimov more than two decades ago. The Russian was subsequently expelled from Britain for alleged spying.

      “He approached me at the Labour party conference in 1984,” said Kellner, a Labour supporter, who was then working at the New Statesman, the political magazine. “I was known to be quite close to [Neil] Kinnock and expect he was after some insight into Labour’s thinking. He never asked me for any documents or anything and I wouldn’t have given him anything if he had.”

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        At that time Kellner was working for The Sunday Times as a business news journalist. He said it was “pathetic and ludicrous” that his wife’s role in CND was being used by her political opponents. He said neither he nor his wife had ever tried to conceal their past.

        “We are both completely open and I wear my past record as a badge of pride,” he said.

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        question about YouGov says:

        Are the YouGov polls as rigged as some people are implying they are? I have read on politicalbetting.com that they take the voting intentions then subtract 4 points from the Tory figure and add 4 points to Labour’s figure.

        Surely they would have no credibility left if they were weighted so much in favour of Labour?

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        • 127

          and your question is?

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          • Anonymous says:

            The question is – are they now thinking they sold out too cheaply, especially as they delivered excellent tractor stats bang on time for BBC Ashhcroft Week, only for the fragrant High Representative to be subject to a tirade of abusive four-letter words from McBullyruinthenblubber who bottled calling an election yet again?

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          answer about YouGov says:

          In YouGov’s business year from August 2006 to July 2007 turnover rose by 51% above the previous year to £14.3 million and profits before tax rose by 39% to £5.7 million. At around 40%, YouGov’s net margins are amongst the highest in the industry, compared to the usual 10-30% range that most of its competitors produce.

          They are a multimillion £ business where accuracy determines profit.

          They were also the ones who put has the Conservatives at their highest lead of 26% when no-one was complaining. Funny that.

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          • udderly 'orrible says:

            Thank you Charlie, now toddle off and keep on UNITEing government

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          • Lord Ashcrofts Cash for Poodling Posters says:

            thank you little minion, now piss off and see if Ashcroft will give you any small change to feed your tramp fellating habit

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      • 544
        Frank Hebert says:

        Gordon wooed Prudence but jilted her for Sarah

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  35. 102
    Jimmy 'the knife' Hoffa says:

    Hey, Charlie, you want that the Teamsters take out that punk Ashcroft for you?

    Just say the word my friend

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    MI5 says:

    If Unite/Nulabour want to fight ad hominem

    Let’s go for them…one by one…

    Never has British politics seem such a bunch of sordid, lying, corrupt and smearing individuals as UNITE/ZANULABOUR are now presenting…

    Make them suffer, sweat and have their nervous breakdowns (again !)…

    There is a God…

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  37. 116
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    A picture of a queue? In an airport? Whatever next.

    It still looks a lot better than being in a small cattle shed 100km from the nearest city, as one might do if one’s a cheapjack oik when selecting one’s airline company.

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    • 531
      I use Air Berlin Pderborn Stansted London 3.5 hrs. Brill. says:

      Ryanair dominate Stansted

      Easyjet dominate Gatwick

      BA has a very, very expensive hub at Heathrow.

      These dramatic figures show the intense pressure that British Airways is under. Alone of the large “flag carriers”, BA is forced to compete head-on with Europe’s two biggest low-cost airlines. Ryanair and easyJet have their main bases in the UK. While BA remains dominant at Heathrow, easyJet is in control at Gatwick and Ryanair is the largest player at Stansted. These are the busiest three airports in Britain.

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  38. 117
    Steve Expat says:

    PSBR worst Feb figure ever – £12,400,000,000…

    £178,000,000,000 now looking like an underestimate for the annual figure

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    • 144
      jgm2 says:

      That can’t be right. We’re officially out of recession. The income must be going up compared to last February.

      Unless we’re not out of recession at all.

      Oh.

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    • 154
      Merv King says:

      print some more – sorted.

      PS I recommend Ernst & Young for no-questions-asked auditing and my fellow bloods at Linklaters for first-rate fraud.

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    • 155
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Darling revising his budget speech accordingly no doubt. His figures for GDP will be very interesting next week and we all know how good he is at those!

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    • 173
      The Director of Politically Correct ‘n Convenient Troof at AlJaBeeba, - the Brhoon Bullshit Corpse says:

      The Real Truth is that Our Glorious and Beloved Leader only last week

      CREATED 67,000 million jobs.

      ENROLLED 67,000 million young sheeple into useless ‘College’ courses

      TAKEN 67,000 million other sheeple off the dole

      RAISED 67,000 million UK children out of abject poverty

      SENT 67,000 million heavily armoured personnel carriers to ArfGornInnitStan

      ‘n that.

      All this is true: The Glorious and Beloved Leader told me so Himself.

      And you can check with that bird on R2 who frothed herself up into an orgasm last night at 5:30pm about the job figures.

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        The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

        The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars,,

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    fuido gawkes says:

    BA picket line…….the exits to the brazier can be found front middle and back, we shall be coming round with with tastless nibbly things and bottled[ never heard of river ]waters from north of watford.once the picket is called you cannot get off till we arrive at destination. no smoking allowed on picket line apart from brazier area.have a safe strike and buckle up , it could be a bumpy flight.

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    Unite_Gate says:

    Wheelan gave Labour 20 million, but Labour must have wasted a big chunk of this already on the Ashcroft campaign.
    Meanwhile the Union is gangs up with its European counterparts against BA
    For a government to bash its national airline is pretty inexcusable – and something the EUSSR will join in with relish. They hate BA for its success.

    Dave did well yesterday in keeping the questions focused on this.

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    • 136
      Ufight says:

      I see from the Unite website that one of the soundbites is “cabin crew starting salary is just £11,000″ – well if they don’t like the pay why take the job?????????? I do not understand these idiots.

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      • 162
        Steve Expat says:

        Average pay amoung BA Cabin Crew is reportedly £30,000. There’s lots of extra allowances and annual increments – and a few old dinosoars on the old BOAC contracts earning more than the pilots!

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        • 433
          Harry the Camel says:

          I flew BA from US to London. The sister of my colleague was a BA cabin service director.

          It took one phone call and we were bumped from cattle to First and he collected a bagful of bottles of (stolen) champagne on landing.

          True.

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        South of the M4 says:

        Supply and demand in the cabin, and on the flight deck. For every job there are a hundred waiting in the queue. This is what drives salaries in the airline industry.

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    • 148
      Doctor Mick says:

      Whelan is pretty free with other people’s money isn’t he? Despite his public boarding school, background one would think he’s a socialist.

      But, mind you, he certainly has the face of an oik.

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      • 156
        jgm2 says:

        He’s like Blair. Just using the dumb, gullible lefties for a free ride.

        He’ll be like those Newcastle United Directors caught on film having a good laugh at their idiot supporters going out and pissing away money on new strips every other week.

        Blair, Brown, Whelan – they’re just the Gerald Ratners of politics. Flogging shit to dumb, gullible punters and getting rich.

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    • 164
      Whelan 'n' Dealin' Bullyboy says:

      Morning, muppets !!

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    • 220
      Hoodie Whelan says:

      We love doing what is “inexcusable”

      It’s our line of trade…

      Scorched earth it’s called

      Than we bugger off and spend 25 years saying it’s someone else’s fault…

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      • 335
        Whelan 'n' Dealin' Bullyboy says:

        That’ll be after I write a blockbuster book revealing wild, scary tales of baby-eating Tories.

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    The sleazebags just don't get it says:

    You don’t get to whine about Ashcroft or the Unions unless you condemn them BOTH.

    That means Ashcrofts has to fuck off and stop being Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and Labour has to stop being funded by dodgy Union deals.

    Since that isn’t going to happen this mud fight is a zero-sum game in which the polls remain as they are with the public thinking both Parties still cannot be trusted.

    Enjoy the voters contempt in May kiddies.

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    • 196
      Steve Expat says:

      No problem with open and honest political donations.
      Every problem with trying to impose ‘your’ candidates on the party as a result.
      Every problem with militant unions threatening to bank.rupt our national airline with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.

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    GD says:

    A big own goal by Cameron: sucking up to black voters (99% of whom will only vote Labour anyway) and alienating many white working-class voters by threatening to impose authoritarian restrictions on a legitimate political party. Cameron has to decide whether he is really a Conservative or just another amoral, unprincipled showman like Blair.

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23816368-tories-have-changed-david-cameron-tells-black-voters.do

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      lol says:

      Well done Dave! More votes for B-N-P

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      • 172
        LMAO says:

        Yes but, more votes for b-n-p means less votes for Labour!

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        • 187
          Brown's a Tosser says:

          Exactly. Labour are very concerned about b.n.p north of Watford Gap. Of that you can be sure.

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          • jgm2 says:

            That iron is already in the fire. Trevor Phillips and the Labour controlled courts will be swiping the B&P off the ballot paper just in time for the election allowing no time for appeal or re-instatement.

            Just you watch.

            Nothing is being left to chance. The postal votes. The leaking and briefing against Ashcroft. The BBC crushing every dissenting story or ‘for balance’ transmitting it between midnight and 5am on News24 before moving back to anti-Tory stories during daylight hours.

            Look at the BBC website. No mention of Brown misleading Chilcot. No mention of Labour being a subsidiary of UNITE. It’s all Ashcroft, Ashcroft, Ashcroft.

            The facts are in lock-down. We are being lied to and manipulated on an epic scale.

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          • Cash Gordon says:

            Labour are losing their Black Tribal Areas…

            Send in Hoodie Whelan to threaten them I say

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          • Cashcrofts paid help says:

            Dave will hug that hoodie

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    • 177
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Sure he needs to portray himself as a racist to get elected. FFS are you really as stupid as you write.

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      • 368
        LMAO says:

        So if you’re not sucking up to black voters you’re a racist eh?

        I think it’s you who’s the dumb fuck, sunshine.

        Now piss off back to the UAF.

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        • 539
          Bong Eyed Toytown Nazi says:

          you still trying to get rid of the taste of Martin Websters cock after it’s been up your fat Nanziboy Fuhrers ringpiece you shitmuncher ?

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    • 409
      Anonymous says:

      I think he’s already decided – he’s a shallow, power hungry, talentless speck on the Tory arse. Looking forward to a hung parliament and a cull of all the SDP/Nu lab entryists in the Conservatives. Danny boy… we’re sharpening our knives!!!

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  43. 145
    BattyHatty HaHaHaPerson, the moist clothing in Wolf's Whistle says:

    Hey boys! Anyone wanna bid for the knickers I was wearing yesterday for PMQs?

    For added flavour I was sitting next to Gorgon.

    Real histrionic.

    I need the dosh yer see.

    I’ve got a hubby to support.

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    • 158
      budgiebumhole says:

      Mmm, pissy knickers.

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      • 209
        The Dirty Rat says:

        Oh what a laugh.

        Mandy just on BBC news saying that the Con Party has been uneconomical with the truth about Ashbore.

        Mandy. A lying, dishonest, specimen who should have faced criminal charges (as you or I would have done)
        Brown Admits to deceiving lying to parliament, Chilcot Inquiry, etc etc.

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    • 181
      Yardarm says:

      Once the slap headed drone gets elected it`ll be us supporting the bastard.

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      • 185
        jgm2 says:

        My understanding is that Erdington isn’t as ‘safe’ a seat as Mr Harman expects.

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        • 202
          Yardarm says:

          I do hope so.

          The terror that these nepotistic careerist trash ( on all sides) will endure up to and including the election will surely be a great comfort and source of amusement to many.

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          • Harriet Harman QC says:

            He is my husband not my nephew so it is NOT nepotism. You plebs should listen to your better educated betters!

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        • 241
          Brown's a Tosser says:

          It was not safe had Sion Simon tried to get re-elected. He is a horrible little shit but flying in Hatties hubby might just keep it red. Unfortunately, as they deserve much better than some union throw back.

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          • jgm2 says:

            But will the local worthies put in any effort for Dromey? Surely there’s one or two of them who’ve given years of loyal and faithful service to Labour only to have this c*nt parachuted in to piggyback off their efforts.

            How, exactly, does that motivate the local faithful to get out pounding the streets. Or putting proxy votes into envelopes?

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  44. 153
    Election Bribe Watch says:

    Peter Mandelson is giving Nissan £20.7 million, in exchange that they build an electric car at their Sunderland factory.

    The car is of fuck all use to anyone as it will only go 100 miles between charges, which seems worse than the milk floats of decades ago.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/18/nissan-leaf-sunderland-factory-jobs

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    • 179
      Jap Crap says:

      plus UK Taxpayer will give Nissan £5,500 for each Leaf sold. Now we know why UK petrol and diesel prices are being let rip, to force the plebs into crap, heavy, dangerous milkfloats that cost 3 times what a decent Golf-class car costs.

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    • 182
      Bystander says:

      Do they have electricity that far north?

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      • 228
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Are there any power stations down south?

        Ones that have been closed and turned into poncy art galleries don’t count.

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      • 232
        Rick the Roman says:

        Yes – but they are yet to discover the round wheel – still using the old fashioned square ones – southern pillock – whoever said God was a southerner.

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      • 238
        MI5 says:

        I think the Tories should get intelligent…

        make a pledge to cut off electricity in all Zanu Labour Tribal Areas..

        Esepcially Scotland…

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        • 267
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          I wonder if people from the shires know where electricity comes from? or indeed what it is.

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          • MI5 says:

            As somone who has worked in the nuclear power industry and other energy fields…

            I wonder whether anyone of your ilk understand that the lights wil be going out in Britain by about 2014 because of a lack of investment in suitable power projects under ZANU..

            But Labour trolls don’t even understand that investment is necessary to produce power

            It just comes out of Hoodie Whelan’s ass I suppose ?!

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          • A People from the Shires says:

            We get ours from Waitrosey – like all the Lie_Bore crowd do

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          • jgm2 says:

            Labour probably figure they’ll be able to use solar technology to harvest the massive amount of sunshine beaming out of the Maximum Imbecile’s arsehole.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            MI5 Isn’t scotland rather self sufficient for electricity?

            What service did you provide for the power industry. water coolers, power point presentations or paper clips?

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          • Frank Hebert says:

            That is what happened in California.

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        • 268
          jgm2 says:

          Naaah. Just knock out the TV transmitter. That’ll fuck ‘em.

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          • The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

            yep. the fastest way to get the ferals off the couch and on the streets demanding heads

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  45. 157
    Cassandrina says:

    Labour’s new slogan “Unite under ZanuLiebor”

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  46. 183
    Postal Vote says:

    Brown is Whelan’s spokesperson

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  47. 186
    Martin Day says:

    EXCLUSIVE

    David Cameron has been endorsed by former SAS man Andy McNab who is paid by a Tory newspaper. So no surprise there then.

    The big surprise is that when his photo appeared on the front of the paper a black rectangle covered his face.

    Why? He hasn’t been in the Army for 17 years, and he’s never out of TV, radio and newspaper offices promoting his books. Believe me, Andy, they know where you live.

    They just can’t be bothered going there.

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      Martin Day says:

      Our defence secretary acting in a bi-partisan manner for the defence of our nation, being ofcourse also in league with the unions.

      Ainsworth was born in Coventry and attended the local Foxford Comprehensive School.[1] He first became active in politics as a trade unionist at the Jaguar Cars plant in Coventry[1] where he worked and served in many union capacities, including as Branch President (in what was later to become part of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union). At this time he attended “a couple” of International Marxist Group meetings but did not pursue an interest in the group.[2] In 1984, he was elected to Coventry City Council, became Chair of the Finance Committee,[3] and was deputy leader of the ruling Labour group. He was also Constituency Labour Party Chairman.[4]

      On 5 June 2009, he was appointed to the cabinet by Gordon Brown as Secretary of State for Defence,[6] in what was considered by some to be “a surprise choice”.[7][8] As Defence Secretary, Ainsworth declared in July 2009 that “the government should have offered more support to British troops at the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,”[9] a comment that provoked former Chief of Defence Staff General Lord Guthrie to accuse Ainsworth of not understanding “leadership in war”.[10] At the Labour Party Conference in Brighton in 2009, Ainsworth stated that sending reinforcements to Afghanistan may not be possible because of a lack of necessary military resources. He said, “Before I agree to any increase in troop numbers I must be sure that the balance of risk is acceptable by evaluating the capacity of the supply chain to properly equip the increased force.”[11]

      In December 2009, Ainsworth announced that he would have been more circumspect about supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq had he known that Saddam Hussein did not in fact have weapons of mass destruction at his disposal.[1

      In the 2009 Parliamentary expenses scandal, in which a number of MPs were criticised for their expense claims, it was revealed that, in 2007-08, Ainsworth had allegedly claimed the maximum permissible amount of £23,083 for second-home allowances, making him the joint highest claimant that year.[13]

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  48. 189
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Now Whelan has become the story he should go.

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  49. 191

    They are still upset today as well and spitting blood again, those liebour trolls.

    The trouble is you see they were brought up in a socialist state with socialist education and have to keep referring back to Unite/Liebour for guidance. Their education taught them not to think for themselves.

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  50. 201
    Postal Vote says:

    and get this manly looking dermstore lady off you site guido!

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  51. 208
    Postal Vote says:

    Unite(d) we stand for parliament!

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  52. 214
    Postal Vote says:

    Unite(d) we postal vote

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  53. 216
    Postal Vote says:

    I this dermstore model a shemale or hefemale?

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    • 501
      The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

      a hefe male is a transgender cow

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    thick as thieves says:

    Was David Cameron sober at PMQs?
    My initial reaction was: not entirely.

    Looking like a boiled lobster and barely able to contain his feigned apoplexy at the Prime Minister while he engaged in a repetitive onslaught on the issue of trade union militancy David Cameron appeared boosted by a dose of Dutch courage laced with confrontational relish. He showed his gristle – we should be glad he didn’t start showing his balls!

    Usually immaculate in dress and delivery, today he let his standards slip. It was particularly noticable that Cameron shlightly shlurred every letter ‘s’ and h-over h-emphasised every ‘h’.

    We know from his personal history that he was an enthusiastic member of a dining club with a somewhat dubious reputation, so even this amateur’s speculation is not beyond the bounds of possibility.

    And there was definitely something odd going on as a bunch of partisan members on the tory backbenches were continually egging him on as though he were in a boozy lock-in at a private members club. Had there been an early opening meeting in one of the Westminster bars? Maybe a lobby firm had laid on a welcoming reception for a group of members.

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  55. 235
    M.T. Bucket says:

    In response to the lib dems musical theme here is liebors,

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    Postal Vote says:

    Dermstore seems to think Guido visitors are pretty dim becasue it boasts about “free” shipping. Why the f*** don’t you lower the price by a fiver and we’ll pay the stamp for you.

    Apologice for getting so worked-up on this one (Dermstroe hefemale), but i have a lot of time on my hand because I work for a statistics department that porduces stats that the government does not like, so we doing nothink unti after the election (isn’t the x-factor great!?!?!).

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/exclusive-scale-of-youth-crime-suppressed-until-after-election-1922359.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-the-abuse-of-a-valuable-principle-1922960.html

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  57. 242
    jgm2 says:

    Probably fielding a phonecall from the IMF.

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  58. 246

    Gordon Brown’s 10 worst financial gaffes

    In 2006, an eloquent Gordon Brown, then Chancellor of the Exchequer said that he was “ready to make the decisions for people and to work with other people to make this country the great country it is at all times.” A year later he became Prime Minister, and the rest is history. Here is a list of Gordon’s worst financial blunders, the screw-ups which have cost us all dearly and left economists, accountants and the rest of us scratching our heads in disbelief. Vote for Gordon’s worst gaffe in the e-Poll below or make your own suggestions in the comment box.

    1. Taxing dividend payments

    Before 1997, dividends issued by UK companies and paid to pension funds were tax-free – that is, the tax could be claimed back via a system of tax credits. Not any more, decided Brown. Tax relief was scrapped, reducing the amount collected by pension funds by around £5 billion a year. Pension funds holding the cash that you, me and almost everyone else in the country plan to use for our retirement have lost around £100 billion over the last 12 years. That’s one hell of a stealth tax.

    2. Selling our gold

    In May 1999 Gordon Brown had a plan to sell some gold. There were two problems with this, which concerned his economic advisers deeply. The price of gold had slumped after a decade of stagnation, but was likely to increase in the proceeding years. Added to this, the announcement of a major sell-off would drive the price down further. Little of this worried Gordon. Experts believe that the poorly timed decision to flog our national treasure has cost us all around £3 billion. Granted, that doesn’t seem much nowadays, but more of that later.

    3. Tripartite financial regulation

    The system of financial regulation dividing powers between the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority, established by Brown as Chancellor in 2000, missed what amounted to the biggest financial crisis of our lifetime. Whoops. This has led some glass-half-empty commentators to conclude that the system set up by Brown failed and should be replaced. The Commons Treasury Select Committee’s report on the collapse of Northern Rock said that the Financial Services Authority had “systematically failed in its duty” to oversee the troubled bank’s activities. Little did it realise at the time that Northern Rock was the over-leveraged tip of the securitised iceberg.

    4. Tax credits

    “Gordon Brown claims the tax credits system lifts children out of poverty,” says Simon Blackmore, 38, who was pursued for £6,057 in over-paid tax credits. “Maybe it does, but only to plunge them and their families into debt two years later.” Millions of low-income families have had to pay back the Treasury after receiving too much money in tax credits, putting them under huge financial and emotional strain. Meanwhile, 40 per cent of workers and families who deserved tax credits left billions of pounds unclaimed in the 2008-09 tax year for fear of being chased for the cash later on. Introduced in 1999, reformed in 2000, tax credits have been “a complete disaster zone”, according to tax experts.

    5. The £10,000 corporation tax threshold

    In 2002, Gordon Brown introduced a new tax regime to help small businesses. He announced a new zero per cent rate of corporation tax on profits below £10,000. It was designed to boost the ability of small businesses to grow and prosper. It didn’t quite work out this way. It became advantageous for sole traders such as taxi drivers or plumbers to turn themselves into limited companies to take advantage of the new rules. A Treasury Minister later commented that “the Government did not realise how many people would engage in abusive tax avoidance”, despite the fact that it was “blindingly obvious” to tax experts “within 5 seconds” of the budget announcement that this would happen. Gordon scrapped the rules a few years later, raising the rate from 0 per cent to 19 per cent when he released how much money was being lost.

    6. Abolition of the 10p tax rate

    Mr Brown rarely apologises. In fact, he never apologises. But occasionally he acknowledges “mistakes”, albeit begrudgingly. Over the abolition of the 10p tax rate in 2007, Mr Brown told Radio 4’s Today programme that “we made two mistakes. We didn’t cover as well as we should that group of low-paid workers who don’t get the working tax credits and we weren’t able to help the 60 to 64-year-olds who didn’t get the pensioner’s tax allowance.” Experts use stronger language to describe the Budget of 2007, which was designed to produce positive headlines for the 2p cut in income tax. Accountants calculated that the scrapping of the 10 per cent tax rate, coupled with the increase in the proportion of tax credits withdrawn from higher earners, would leave 1.8 million workers earning between £6,500 and £15,000 paying an effective tax rate of up to 70 per cent.

    7. Failing to spot the housing bubble

    Gordon Brown said he ended boom and bust, and in those innocent days before the collapse of the global finance system we believed him. In 1997, he outlined his plans. “Stability is necessary for our future economic success”, he wisely informed an audience at the CBI. “The British economy of the future must be built not on the shifting sands of boom and bust, but on the bedrock of prudent and wise economic management.” The other components of that bedrock including a trillion-pound debt mountain and a decade of unchecked and unparalleled house price inflation presumably slipped his mind. In 2003 a mild-mannered Liberal Democrat MP by the name of Vince Cable dared to question the mantra of “the end of boom and bust”. He asked Gordon Brown: “Is it not true that…the growth of the British economy is sustained by consumer spending pinned against record levels of personal debt, which is secured, if at all, against house prices that the Bank of England describes as well above equilibrium level?” Gordon replied: “The Honourable Gentleman has been writing articles in the newspapers, as reflected in his contribution, that spread alarm, without substance, about the state of the economy…” We all know what happened next.

    8. 50 per cent tax rate

    Robert Chote, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said the tax hike which heralded the end the new Labour may actually end up losing the Government money. “If you look at what happened when higher rates were last changed in the 1980s, that might lead you to suggest that such a move might actually lose you revenue, rather than gain it, as people actually declare less income for tax,” he said.

    9. Cutting VAT

    “It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious,” said a tax accountant when asked about the Brown-Darling brainwave to cut VAT by 2.5 percentage points. As a nation of shoppers, rather than shopkeepers, a chopped down sales tax sounds like a good idea, providing a vital boost to hard-pressed families at a time of financial hardship. There were two problems. It costs £12.5 billion a year and it has made little discernable difference to those hard-pressed families because it is shopkeepers, rather than shoppers, who have pocketed much of the benefit.

    10. Public-sector borrowing

    If Gordon had only saved a little more in the good times, we might have had a little more to fall back on in the bad, economists sigh. Last month saw public-sector net borrowing hit £19.9 billion, the highest on record, according to the Office for National Statistics. The chancellor of the exchequer, Alistair Darling, has forecast that Government borrowing will reach £175 billion this year. It is forecast that total government debt will double to 79 per cent of GDP by 2013, the highest level since World War 2. Mr Chote recently warned that “the scale of the underlying problem that the Treasury’s detailed forecasts identify will require two full parliaments of mounting austerity to repair.”

    Even after he leaves office in 2010, as is almost certain, it seems that we will all be paying for Gordon’s gaffes for many years to come.

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      Baboon's arse says:

      What about the Iraq and Afghanistan ‘wars’?

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    • 553
      Frank Hebert says:

      #2 If you are selling something you do not go out an announce that you are as you will attract people who now know that there are more sellers than buyers and the price will go down.
      Long Term Capital Management had the other problem when they needed to buy volatility. Everyone knew they were a buyer and the price went up such that it reflected that there would be a 25% crash every couple of days. This was a nonsense but as LTCM was the only buer the sellers could charge that.

      As Jilted John sang

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  59. 251
    Laddie says:

    So Whelan, the Anglicisation of the Irish surname Ó Faoláin, was a old ruling dynasty in Waterford, Eire. Isn’t that where Dave’s great, great, great, great great grand mother was put in the club?

    Surely they are not related…

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  60. 252
    Gordon Bennet!! says:

    Public sector borrowing for February 12.4 billion pounds – And the BBCs reaction??? ‘much better than expected’ – Feckin disgracful soviet shiesters!!

    Someone do something about the BBC Labour propagandists.

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  61. 256

    “I will not allow house prices to get out of control and put at risk the sustainability of the recovery.”
    Gordon Brown’s 1997 Budget Statement

    “Under this Government, Britain will not return to the boom and bust of the past.”
    Pre-Budget Report, 9th November 1999

    “Britain does not want a return to boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 21 March 2000

    “So our approach is to reject the old vicious circle of the…the old boom and bust.”
    Pre-Budget Report, 8 November 2000

    “Mr Deputy Speaker we will not return to boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 7 March 2001

    “As I have said before Mr Deputy Speaker: No return to boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 22 March 2006

    “And we will never return to the old boom and bust.”
    Budget Statement, 21 March 2007

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  62. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Saw this over on Iain Dales place, love the new slogan the poster has come up with :

    Blogger Thatsnews said…

    Or: “Labour: Uniting to trash your holiday!”

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  63. 265
    REEVO says:

    What a load of old Cod’s

    He said this and he said that, and I did this and then he did not do this but I done that.

    Strike or no strike BA Kraft or Chinese Taxis

    Meanwhile out of kiddie class politics, like in the real world, Lords and Ladies are laughing it up, still scamming thousands of pounds off the taxpayer.

    MP’s still claiming for nail varnish, food, mothballs and miscellaneous items.

    Local Council Leaders making up rules to pay themselves thousands they don’t deserve.

    This council that, more Quangos and 52% of looting MP’s still not facing any kind of prosecution for actions that would get most benefit cheats imprisoned, employees sacked and/or struck off!

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  64. 275
    Oh and by the way says:

    The poster should read

    Labour isn’t working AGAIN.

    Missed a trick there.

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  65. 277
    James says:

    Looks like you’re using someone else’s photo without permission.

    I assume you’ll be taking it down out of respect for the copyright owner’s wishes.

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  66. 281
    Delicious Poo says:

    Oi smarty pants. I am just going through the motions.

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  67. 282

    GORDON LIED TO CHILCOT ABOUT OUR DEFENCE BUDGET.

    THATS A PRETTY SERIOUS OFFENCE.

    OUR BOYS ARE STILL BEING KILLED OUT THERE.

    LIEBOUR CALLED THEM ALL TORIES IN THE CHAMBER THE OTHER WEEK.

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    • 300
      Pinocchio says:

      Also lied to parliament about this on several occasions and to the general public on many occasions.
      Asked to explain Mr Brown’s repeated use of the inaccurate claim, Mr Brown’s spokesman said: “Budgets are pretty complex. This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, budget in the UK government.”

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      • 330
        jgm2 says:

        They weren’t asking to memorise the entire budget at line-by-line detail. They were just asking about the total annual figure.

        Lying and misdirection again.

        Like

        • 431
          Roger Daley says:

          “If I get angry I get angry with myself,” the prime minister told Channel 4 television. “I throw the newspapers on the floor or something like that.

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      • 337
        Steve Expat says:

        Bigger than the Welfare budget of £150bn?
        Bigger than the NHS budget of £110bn?

        You lying cnut Brown, call the election now so we don’t have to put up with one more day of your incompetency in charge of this country

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    • 502
      The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

      and the bbc try to minimize it

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  69. 294
    Postal Vote says:

    UNITE IS NOT WORKING

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  70. 299
    Lord Ashcroft says:

    Morning. Any calls?

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  71. 313
    Anonymous says:

    Of course if everyone had a so ncalled zero emissions battery car, we would have to build hundreds of extra power stations to meet the demand.

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  72. 313
    Moley says:

    Unite are not acting in the interests of BA workers who must be able to see for themselves both that their pay and conditions are excessive compared to the industry norms, and that business is poor with many empty seats.

    It should be obvious that their employer cannot keep market share and maintain employment levels unless its cost base and its prices are competitive.

    This strike / dispute is a precursor for the public sector problems to come, where productivity, manning levels, pension provision and pay are all out of step with the private sector. All state employees know that that problem has to be tackled and cannot be ignored.

    Whelan’s job is safe, his house is safe, his pension is safe, his future is safe.
    He is engaged in a power struggle and is prepared to sacrifice his union members to maximise his personal power over the state and the electorate.

    His union members should disown him; he is a traitor to them and is interested only in himself, as are all socialist politicians.

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  73. 315
    Brown Nappie says:

    What about Browns £50,000 slush fund?

    Gone quiet

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    • 336
      MI5 says:

      Gordon has a £ 50 000 slush fund according to Peter Watt ex Secretary General of the Labour Party

      Now we know how much Unite “give” to Labour

      Not difficult to link the dots…

      And the Thug Wheelan is in action for Cash Gordon

      “Looking after” marginal constituencies…

      Question :

      Are the Labour fiances audited ?

      Why are these slush funds unaccounted for ?

      Send in the Audit Commission to investigate New Labour’s finances

      ZanuLabout are clearly an illegally financed party

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      • 518
        Bill O'Bong says:

        I brought this to the attention of both The World At One and PM on Radio 4. Guess what? They never said a WORD about it. Strange, that…….

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  74. 316
    Up sh1t creek says:

    Can anyone tell me how the ONS managed to fraudulently rig the GDP figures for New Labour so now it looks like Darling will not break his dire borrowing prediction?

    January 2010 GDP deficit was:
    -£4,300,000,000 (-£4.3bn)

    Revised January 2010 GDP deficit is :
    -£43,000,000 (-£43m)

    These figures are NOT even in the range of a decimal point being put in the wrong place, it’s a HUGE difference.

    When will we get the REAL GDP figures, not the ONS / New Labour rigged ones?

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    • 331
      Steve Expat says:

      That’s a decimal point two places wrong!

      Either the ONS fucked up badly, the deficit is exactly 1% of what was originally forecast – or someone’s telling Brownies…

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  75. 317
    A Pensioner says:

    Only a matter of time before someone slots the fat Scotch poof.

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    NOW UNITE ARE CLEVERLY EXPORTING BRITISH AIRWAYS JOBS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    JUST AS THEY DID IN THE SIXTIES,SEVENTIES, AND EIGHTIES WITH THEIR CONTINUOUS STRIKES ON OUR OTHER INDUSTRIES THAT WE HAD THEN.

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    • 343
      Michael Ashcroft says:

      Vote for UNITE

      Vote for the destruction of Britain

      Thery have done it before, they will do it again..

      Thank you Wheelan, that will be all…

      PS Wheelan will be off trout fishing in Scotland on a large pension paid by low paid Unite workers, blaming someone else when BA collapses…

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    • 344
      Steve Expat says:

      The loss-making American airlines will be over the moon at the strike.

      So will the Middle and Far Eastern airlines with rapidly expanding fleets and lower cabin crew costs.

      One mideastern airline of which I have experience pay the CC around £500-£700 a month, and they are over the moon to be earning that much. Some of the BA CC are on £5,000 a month!

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      • 348
        Anon says:

        Let’s all work for nothing so the companies can make even more profit.
        You first Steve.

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        • 366
          Steve Expat says:

          BA lost £400m last year, they clearly have to cut their costs somehow.

          Pilots and engineers have already agreed to changes in pay and conditions to help save the company, what we are witnessing now is Unite desparate to show their contol over the Labour party by threatening strikes in the run up to an election.

          We got a good idea of how militant this union wants to be by the farce that was the 12-day strike called over Christmas.

          Unfortunately using some of the best paid cabin crew in the world (certainly the best paid in the UK by miles) to try and push the point will not help with the public sympathy that is required for a strike to be sucessful.

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          • jgm2 says:

            BA isn’t making enough fuss about Brown taxing folk off BA long-haul flights either.

            I used to live in fucking Dunfermline. So it was convenient to fly out of Edinburgh or Glasgow. But there are very few direct flights to anywhere you would choose to go (US, Caribbean etc). So you’re more or less forced to fly via London or some other European hub. But if you fly longhaul via London you are paying two lots of Browns insane tax on travel. Particularly the 200 quid he wants to take off you to fly to the US.

            PLUS BA has sold off all its internal routes so it’s not so easy to buy a through ticket that will allow you to be covered in the event your connecting flight is delayed. So I got into the habit of travelling Air France. Cheap hop to Paris and then much cheaper flights to the Carib with an airline that supplies you with decent wine even in the cheap seats.

            Brown is putting the BA out of business by making their long-haul flights – where they get the majority of their income – insanely expensive.

            Because Brown is a fucking imbecile.

            And it works the other way too. You have 300 million yanks who might want to come on holiday to Europe but he puts a 200 quid tax on them before they ever leave the ground. So they go to Paris instead. Cos it’s 300 dollars cheaper.

            What a jackass eh?

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          • The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

            Its always convenient to get out of Dunfermline

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  77. 324

    SQUUUAAWWWK!! (peck) POLLY WANT’S SOME CASH FROM ASHCROFT!!! (ting)

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  78. 327
    CONSERVATIVES AREN'T HONEST says:

    Let us look at the facts:
    William Hague – Deceiver
    Lord Ashcroft – Tax Evader and Liar
    David Cameron – Housing Benefit Cheat
    George Osborne – Housing Benefit Cheat and Begs from Russian mobsters
    Steve Hilton – California Dreamer – non plussed, fairly useless character
    Andy Coulson – Shoe polisher and suit dry cleaner/coffee&tea maker
    Liam Fox – Mad Bomber, Thief and false Housing Benefit claimant
    Ken Clarke – Sells Cancer Sticks and Bombs – if it kills Ken will sell it
    Theresa Villier – Just effing useless
    David David – Excellent politician but not in shadow cabinet

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    • 362
      T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

      Whereas we are PURER THAN PURE

      Just off to buy another mansion then I’m off to look for those Weapons of Mass Destruction.

      Now,where did Saddam put them ???

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      • 422
        David Cameron says:

        Don’t forget Tone, you couldn’t have done it without the support and lack of scrutiny for your ridiculous proposition from the Tory party.
        We must all remember that more Tory MPs voted for the Iraq war than Labour ones.
        And might I add that I am all for bombing Iran back to the dark ages as is my fellow warmonger Liam Fox.

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    • 429
      Undecided Voter says:

      Dave Cameron is a digital politician and the ones you have listed are analogue ones.
      David Cameron talks of change and wants to be PM.
      Only problem is that Dave is as dodgy as the people you have listed.
      And there lies the flaw in your argument my old son.
      Dodgy Dave is not change, Dodgy Dave is just more of the same.
      Ps. I am not a Labour supporter, so that pisses on your bonfire, doesn’t it.

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    • 489

      except baroness uddin and scotland and lord paul who are all darkies

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    • 507
      The BBC are liars,they have no truth in their soul.They are liars says:

      CONSERVATIVES AREN’T HONEST says:
      March 18, 2010 at 11:05 am

      Let us look at the facts:
      William Hague – Deceiver
      Lord Ashcroft – Tax Evader and Liar
      David Cameron – Housing Benefit Cheat
      George Osborne – Housing Benefit Cheat and Begs from Russian mobsters
      Steve Hilton – California Dreamer – non plussed, fairly useless character
      Andy Coulson – Shoe polisher and suit dry cleaner/coffee&tea maker
      Liam Fox – Mad Bomber, Thief and false Housing Benefit claimant
      Ken Clarke – Sells Cancer Sticks and Bombs – if it kills Ken will sell it
      Theresa Villier – Just effing useless
      David David – Excellent politician but not in shadow cabinet

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  79. 329
    Martin Day says:

    “Charlie Whelan is the very epitomy of the forces of hell that was so vividly set upon the hapless Chancellor of the Exchequer that he complained about.

    Frankly you can’t really, if you have a moral compass, you can’t have it pointing to Whelan.”

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    Sir William Waad says:

    ‘Charlie’, on the other hand, is derived from the Old English word ‘charlie':

    (1) A fool, a simpleton;

    (2) A crystalline tropane alkaloid used as a stimulant;

    (3) The female pudenda.

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    • 340
      Anon And On says:

      So. Sir Waad, that means you are both a 1) and 3) who uses 2)
      Glad we cleared that one up.

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      • 353
        The Dirty Rat says:

        Talking of ‘Charlie’
        What is the news on Purcell and Willie Haughey. Just seems to have gone very quiet north of the border.

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        • 424
          Scottish press says:

          Purcell has gone down under (fnarr) and Haughey ‘one million percent’ wasn’t a friend of Purcell.

          There’s nothing of interest really.

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  81. 338
    Poppys in the sand says:

    BROWN LIED AND SOLDIERS DIED

    Nuff said

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  82. 339
    Great Parody of a Campaign Poster says:

    Now it looks like a particularly spacious post office.
    You’re secretly mocking the Tory Election Campaign ‘strategy’ aren’t you Guido ?
    Well someone’s got to take the blame for how bad Hilton and Coulson are doing.

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    • 347
      Anon says:

      The General Election campaign of 2010 will go down in history as the worst run Tory campaign ever.
      And it is all thanks to Andy ‘The Shoe Polisher’ Coulson and Steve ‘CIA Asset’ Hilton.
      Well done guys. Look on the upside, you will get your very, very large fees whatever the outcome.

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    • 428
      Anonymous says:

      Post Office?

      Who goes to a PO on holiday.

      Its an airport you fud.

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  83. 341

    [...] Guido’s also now found a replacement for his poster. [...]

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  84. 349
    jgm2 says:

    OT

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8573755.stm

    The power of lies and TV and why the BBC is so dangerous.

    This, in a more subtle form, explains why Labour are only 13% behind in the polls.

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    • 354
      Pretend it isn't happening. That will work says:

      The latest daily YouGov survey for the Sun put the Tories down one point to 36 per cent, with Labour unchanged on 32 per cent and the Liberal Democrats up one to 20 per cent. If repeated at a general election on a uniform swing, the latest figures would leave Labour 31 seats short of a majority in a hung parliament.

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      • 359
        jgm2 says:

        3 points behind or 13 points behind. I’m just explaining how it’s being done.

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      • 360
        Martin Day says:

        Political betting discovers how YouGov fiddles the figures for Liebour, despite their sensational result for Boris in the 2008 London election.

        http://www2.politicalbetting.com/

        Peter Kellner as we all know is married to the EU’s Foreign Secretary Baroness Ashton, appointed by Gordon because we lost out in every other EU non job that needed filling after the ratification of Lisbon.

        She has a lot in common with Gordon apart from of course her enormous salary of over £300,000! She has never stood for election and works for an organisation that has never had their accounts passed by their auditors EVER!

        Peter Kellner, a very strong Liebour supporter, used to work for the BBC as Newsnights political editor.

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        • 374
          Pretend it isn't happening. That will work says:

          In the last election, in 2005, support for the parties generally held steady in the run-up to polling day. YouGov polling for The Sunday Times showed Labour leads of between two and five points from January through to the June election. Labour’s margin of victory was three points

          The last time the gap between the two main parties came this close and the Tory support was so low was in autumn 2007. That was before Brown’s honeymoon ended with his failure to call a snap general election. The Conservatives went on to peak in May 2008 with a 26-point lead.

          YouGov, which began polling after the 2001 election, has developed a reputation for accuracy. Its final Sunday Times poll in 2005 was precisely right, and it accurately predicted Boris Johnson’s victory in the 2008 London mayoral election and the results of last year’s Euro elections.

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          • which of those elections has the failed Beeboid Lib Dem Council worker got right twat ?

            Like

          • Gordon Brown’s four-letter rant at Baroness Ashton for ‘letting UK down’

            Gordon Brown hurled a torrent of abuse at EU Foreign Minister Baroness Ashton in a row over the way she is doing her job, it was disclosed last night.
            The Prime Minister swore repeatedly at the Baroness over the telephone, leaving her shaken, according to well-placed sources.
            Details of Mr Brown’s latest bullying outburst prompted claims that Baroness Ashton, 53, is losing the confidence of her own Government, as well as Brussels. According to one source, he accused her of ‘letting Britain down’.

            Criticism of her conduct erupted into the open after she failed to visit Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake there

            Fail.
            nice to see you’re hysteria level HAS REACHED CAPITAL PROPORTIONS
            ROFL!

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        • 464
          Baroness Hoseface of Private Jet, NBG, - never was says:

          Leave my ‘usband out of this.

          He is respected – just as much as what I am.

          I went to Hayt . . Hitee . . High Tea . . that place where the Cigar Shover went. Now there’s a man who REALLY does go to foreign parts!

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      • 434
        Moley says:

        Labour’s army of petty enforcement officers are in the same position as the studio audience.
        The Child Support Agency now has the power to sell your house if you don’t pay what they tell you to pay.

        But what if they make a mistake.?

        What if they get it wrong.?

        What if someone takes a dislike to you?

        Parking wardens, police, planning inspectors, community support officers, bin police, social workers, road traffic officers, BBC License enforcement, health inspectors, safety inspectors, NHS staff, they are all in the position of the studio audience.

        They are all in a position to cause untold suffering entirely disproportionate to the gravity of any “offence” if they imagine it is “justified”.

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  85. 356
    The Dirty Rat says:

    What was the question by SNP at the end of PMQ’s yesterday. Anybody catch it, was it about Purcell?

    Like

    • 372
      Maladroit Labour Chump says:

      I noticed that Gordooom half mumbled another non-answer than quickly sat down.

      No prolixity this time, eh ???

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    • 376
      Ed says:

      The SNP MP was trying to ask a question about Labour’s man in Glasgow: Purcell, but was drowned out by more than thirty Lib Dem MPs chanting “Sean Connery”.

      Lib Dems prove once again that they are Labour’s gimps.

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    • 379
      Steve Expat says:

      From memory, he was asked if he was involved in a meeting recommending Purcell for the job in Glasgow- the reply was that he knew nothing about it but would investigate – another non-answer from the PM of non-answers!

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      • 460
        Taggart says:

        The Stevie Purcell story is going to play a major part in labours downfall.They tried hard to spike the story but the tappy is a leaking and a few season ticket holders will need a towel over the coming weeks or even a macintosh.A few tame journalists are asking some awkward questions realising if labour fall they themselves will be tarnished with hiding the truth.Och the new

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  86. 365
    Anonymous says:

    Submitted to the “Most contrived blog entry of the year” contest

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  87. 381
  88. 384
    MB. says:

    One of the funniest aspects was that even though apologising for lying he still had to lie – “one or two” years when it appears to be four years.

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    • 388
      Anonymous says:

      Five.

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      • 400
        Ufight says:

        what is his legacy going to be?

        billions in debt?
        bullying?
        international relations at an all time low?
        or
        committing to a war and re-building of Iraq whilst decreasing the money our troops have?
        it is beyond disgusting.

        I want the troops to know he is not doing this in my name, he does not represent what I think, this is not the way I would treat them.

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    • 437
      bergen says:

      He could say that it was an inadvertent error if it was one or two out of ten years.But four?He’s just a liar.

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  89. 385
    Sick of the greed says:

    I think there may have been a bit of data massage. Jobless totals down yesterday and the government spent less last month.
    Would you Adam and Eve it???

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  90. 389
    John Thomas says:

    That header poster reminds me of an old song
    4 wheels on my wagon
    I’m still rolling along,
    The cherokee’s are after me,
    but I am singing a happy song.
    Singing…….

    3 wheels on my wagon
    I’m still rolling along,
    The cherokee’s are after me,
    But I am singing a happy song.
    Singing…….

    2 wheels on my wagon,
    I’m still rolling along,
    The cherokee’s are after me,
    But I am singing a happy song,
    Singing…….

    1 wheeel on my wagon,
    I’m still rolling along,
    The cherokee’s are after me,
    But I am singing a happy song,
    Singing ………

    0 wheels on my wagon………..

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  91. 391
    Afternoon press briefing from 17 March 2010 says:

    Asked who Clare Moody was, the PMS said that it was best to speak to the political spokesman.

    Asked who paid political office salaries, the PMS said it was best to speak to political office

    http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page22865

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  92. 394
    Brown's Buggered Britain says:

    Of course what Whelan really need is to do is get a few stout baggage-handlers to intimidate anyone thinking of crossing a picket-line. There is nothing gets public support like seeing that kind of thing on our screens.

    Come-on Charlie – you know it makes sense

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  93. 395
    jgm2 says:

    Millions of trade union members pay a tiny amount of their subs to Labour and to compare them to Lord Ashcroft is totally insulting

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    • 405
      Ufight says:

      £11 a month to joing unite and for what? As far as I can tell you get a load of wannabe MPs shouting on TV and behaving like prats whilst pissing your jobs away.

      If the cabin crew are that fussed about their wages perhaps they should not give oer £100 a year to these muppets.

      or smoke

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    • 427
      Brown's Buggered Britain says:

      You mean Charlie Whelan cons money from his members in order to buy HIM political power – were as Ashcroft uses his own cash.

      Like

  94. 396
    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    CAN YOU HEAR MY ANSWER ?????

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    • 417
      Purpleline says:

      i wonder if bbc and lib dems tried to make sure this one passed without us hearing or start a debate on the subject. Must wait for Hanzard to hear what Brown uttered.

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  95. 397
    Pinocchio says:

    Pressure mounts on Brown to return to the Chilcot inquiry after admitting defence cash WAS cut

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1258784/Chilcot-Iraq-war-inquiry-Gordon-Brown-admits-defence-budget-cut-back.html#ixzz0iWpi6XcD

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  96. 399
    Angry at Brown says:

    They’ve wheeled that irrepressible superstar wanker David Lammy out again. Listening to him defend the higher education cuts by suggesting that they are not cuts and in fact the numbers of people going to university will increase, and anyway, there’s always next year or an apprenticeship even ( just how many apprenticeships are there? One maybe?) highlights yet again how absolutely bereft of any ideas and sense this new labour scum are. Why haven’t we got an election date yet? I’m sick of watching Brown electioneering everywhere he goes on our money!!

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    • 452
      Mondeoman says:

      They will not call it until the last possible day, whatever date is choosen, to ensure election media rules don’t have to kick in. After it is called the media have to provide balance in reporting, interviews etc. Brown and co will milk the ‘free electioneering’ without interference as much as they can…..Bas***s!

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      • 474
        South of the M4 says:

        They will call it 17 days before June 03rd – the 18th of May. They have another 8 weeks of electioneering through their controlled media. That should just about brainwash that extra 8% they need.

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    • 478
      The Dirty Rat says:

      This sums him up.

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  97. 403
    MB. says:

    “North Korean executed for ruining country’s financial affairs”

    If only we had the same law here!

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    • 410
      Fred Goodwin's bonus says:

      it’s one way to get rid of the Bankers
      would be extremely popular with the public
      Dave should put it in the manifesto

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  98. 404
    a future fucked for all says:

    when the unions bankrupt BA then what will their next target be?

    when everyone is on the dole and the govt. steals EVERYONES pensions (see argentina) will they be happy?

    the poor will be poorer.the rich bastards will have been shown all right!!!

    er.no……the rich will not be affected because they know how to hide their wealth and most will leave the uk…….

    so that leaves all the rest heading for the poor house.
    what a wonderful outlook.such intellectuals.

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    • 519

      Unless the plan is for Brown to do a Wilson like beer and sandwiches meeting at Number 10 and to manage to solve the dispute and -hurrah!- save the world? (Again)

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  99. 407
    Purpleline says:

    O/T but warning
    Not sure if I am right with this , having left open this website in a tab while working on another open tab, I have noticed that when I reload the page I get immediately sent to a new page looking like a Microsoft site with lots of Trojan virus updating saying I have viruses and when you click to close down it automatically brings up a programme to eliminate the viruses to download. which is a scam to download some trojan virus extermination programme.

    I have been attacked twice already today and yesterday, I run McAfee so not troubled by it, but could there be someone dark and sinister behind trying to get info or worse fuck up GUIDO’S great Blog.

    Guido maybe you should check to see why contributors are sunjected to this assault.
    Thanks

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    • 415
      Larsson says:

      Also happened to me yesterday.

      So this is not a one off and needs looking at urgently.

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      • 419
        Purpleline says:

        i just changed browzer to chrome and tried reloading and it never happened that time. but I do think there maybe a problem for Guido going forward as this could scupper his blog at election time affecting his revenue streams.

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    • 446
      Moley says:

      I had the same, it was reporting something like 500 trojans.

      I use F-secure which I trust which is consistently reporting a single virus /trojan removal when I log on.

      I would guess that this might be a Labour attack ploy and that there might be virus embedded in some of the links.

      Does anybody believe that Labour wouldn’t sink that low?

      Is it a criminal offence to disseminate computer viruses?

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      • 462

        It is – interfering with a computer system is a broadly drawn charge that could cover that.

        I’m guessing it’s something in the ads – I’ve seen warnings and page closures too. Bit of a trickay area cus obviously G needs the revenue.

        It’s always possible that the AV warnings are false alamrs though, but you’d dead right that those Labour vermin would love to knock out everyone who visits this site.

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        • 487
          Larsson says:

          I’ve known Norton and a few others to be false positive happy but not AVG in my experience. If it’s an Ad then it’s a bad one with something noxious inside. I wouldn’t have even broached the subject without prior confirmation from someone else. It’s not something you say about any site lightly or without cause.

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      • 469
        Groucho says:

        Would Labour sink that low?

        No problem at all.
        Lying to parliament and public about war and the nation’s financial plight, trashing the careers of any dissenter, Dr David Kelly, you name it.

        Attempting to silence free speech by sabotaging a blog is small beer.

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        • 494
          Engineer says:

          Postal vote fraud, gerrymandering by fiddling consituency boundary changes, “news management” including at least Campbell and Whelan explicitly stating that they told lies to journalists, Jo Moore’s “good day to bury bad news”……it just goes on and on.

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    • 493
      D L George says:

      Had it here too. Using Avast on both machines (different windows OS) same problems.

      Something fishy going on.

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    • 511
      Dick Tator says:

      Also happened to me, once yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), and again this morning. Norton 360 picked it up, reported as a known (Korean) site .
      Only happens when I leave order-order running in the background and then refresh.

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    • 517

      The new virus programme that I spent a couple of hours loading yesterday has already earned its corn. It spotted and squashed an attack.

      Mind you, there are a few false positives doing the rounds. Apparently several anti-virus programmes use the same engine which is why different programmes found the same item a threat, though it wasn’t, really.

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    • 536
      Tattooed_Arry says:

      Use Mozilla Firefox with the add-on “NoScript” in default setting deals with the problem you are having, also deals with ads and pops of various kinds. You can allow as much or as little of a site’s content as you like.
      The problem you are describing is usually the result of the site being hijacked by the anti-virus scan scammers, if you touch the pop-up in anyway you will inadvertantly download the scammers payload. Firefox gives you a “get me out of here” option which allows you to navigate away with downloading the scammers payload.
      If you’ve had the “infected” pop-up on your screen run an updated antivirus scanning entire PC and that should solve the problem.
      Alternatively if you are worried that your anti-virus has been compromised – it can happen – then use an online scan, Trendmicro do a reliable one called “Housecall” , just download and run.

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  100. 408
    Anonymous says:

    Unite
    against
    Labour!

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  101. 420
    Mephedrone : Dealing with the Facts says:

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  102. 426
    ChickenorBeef says:

    Free flights for all?

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  103. 432
    Silly Berk-Cow says:

    ‘David Cameron believes Willie Walsh would make a brilliant chairman of The National Bullying Helpline #davefacts
    http://twitter.com/SallyBercow/statuses/10667958414

    Has this silly whore got nothing better to do than use her public paid-for facilities to attack the leader of the opposition!

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    • 442
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Clearly not – why are you so surprised?

      Like

    • 455
      Mondeoman says:

      This family connection by marriage is getting rather tedious, the speakers attitude this week, his control (or lack of it) at PMQs and Mrs B’s attitude displayed here are not the behaviours of an independent role, another item for the list post 6th may.

      Like

    • 465
      Magda Twatter says:

      Sally and I are cool socialist chics, we like mumsnet ‘n stuff.

      Like

    • 480

      Her husband would be even better in the role. If only he could keep his nasty temper in check!

      Like

    • 495
      Bob says:

      The Speaker thru his wife is AGAIN bringing the office into disrepute

      One Gorbal Mick was bad enough

      Now this Mandescum plant has gone too far as well

      RESIGN BERKOV !

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  104. 440
    Doctor Mick says:

    I think they’re going to sell the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight to the Frogs.

    Like

  105. 443
    Mondeoman says:

    Any ‘bonus’ in not having to borrow as much as forecast MUST not be used in a giveaway budget, that would be the rules of a madhouse!

    Like

  106. 450
    Stop Funding Labour with my licence fee says:

    Not as bad as expected, but still the worst ever. So a bit like falling from the 85th floor instead of the 90th?

    Like

  107. 453
    Red Rum says:

    Have you noticed you never see me and Baroness Ashton in the same room?

    Like

  108. 454
    Hallowed be Gorgon's (The Boil on the Arse of Noo_Lie_Bore) Name says:

    ‘numbers are not as bad as expected’

    so that’s like . . . being slow-hanged in 30 minutes not 31?

    something to ‘Celebrate’ (Noo_Lie_Bore speak) there then!

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  109. 462

    O/T but..

    Mindless civil servant-think: we’re hurtling into oblivion slightly less quickly than was first thought, so – feet of the brakes and take a tea break.

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  110. 479
    Sarah Tweet says:

    went – with my mum – to the Quilts exhibition at the V&A Museum, London last night – stunning!
    http://twitter.com/SarahBrown10/status/10663661616

    Like

  111. 482
    National Bullingdon Helpline says:

    Cameron vs UNITE: The Movie

    Like

  112. 483
    Luciana Slapberger says:

    ‘RT @gedrobinson: How much did Ashcroft pay for this PPB? #TrevCam’
    http://twitter.com/lucianaberger/statuses/10488925422

    Another socialist whore who isn’t fit to lick the boots of Lord Ashcroft, the man who created Crimestoppers and caught hundreds of murderers and rapists.

    What have you ever acheived you disgusting socialist bitch, oh yeah you give head to a Labour party imbesile?

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  113. 508
    Udders says:

    I can steal what I want cos I is black

    Like

  114. 512
    The Floating Voter says:

    Vote Brown, get Whelan.

    Like

  115. 521
    Ufight says:

    watch at 2.05

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  116. 540
    Stop Funding Labour with my licence fee says:

    Nick Robinson managed two blogs on Ashcroft today. No mention of GB lying. Must be desparation stakes now

    Like

  117. 550
    Unite to Fool the Workers says:

    Pay your dues to us and we’ll ensure that workers of the WORLD are catered for;

    Pay your dues to Solidarity and they will ensure the BRITISH workers are catered for.

    The choice is yours.

    http://www.solidaritytradeunion.net/

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  118. 556
    Yoda says:

    labour working not is

    Like

  119. 561
  120. 565
    MB. says:

    I keep hearing Labour people saying that it was OK for Unite to get money to the Labour party because all Unite members are UK tax payers. Does this mean that Units discriminates against any foreign workers in the UK who might not be here long enough to pay tax or not earn enough to have to pay UK tax, the union will not let them join the union presumably?

    Like

  121. 568
    ph says:

    I’m sick of the lot of em and leaving for the US. It may not be better run, but at least it’s sunny in Southern California. The Sun’s “turn off the lights” headline is 18 years late, but this time it doesn’t matter who wins.

    Like

  122. 572
    Anonymous says:

    Labour’s working hard to benefit from graft and corruption

    Like


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