April 13th, 2010

Found! Labour Leaflet Featuring Gordon Brown’s Picture

Guido had been wondering for a while whether anyone on the Labour side would take the foolish risk of putting Jonah Brown on their election literature. Scrolling through the multitudes of leaflets uploaded onto the leaflet archiving site TheStraightChoice.Org, Guido had genuinely started to think that no one would dare.

Finally, today, a breakthrough, and it turns out that the only person willing to feature the Prime Mentalist’s deranged smile on their leaflets is… Jonah Brown himself!

The leaflet sent around Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath features five pictures of an inanely grinning Jonah – but it seems that pictures of his smile are in such short supply that they had to reuse one of them twice. This is possibly the only Labour leaflet in this general election with Brown’s voter-repelling visage on it.

Only one question remains: Is Jonah immune to his own curse? It doesn’t get more sinister…


223 Comments

  1. 1
    Gordon Blog says:

    was introduced by Ellie Gellard – a brilliant Labour campaigner I last saw when she interviewed me for Company Magazine. That was the first and only time I’ve been asked whether I’m a metro-sexual

    http://www2.labour.org.uk/yesterday-was-manifesto-day

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      GEORGIE PEORGIE says:

      We’re all showing Gordon Brown on our election literature together.

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        Friend of Dorothy Perkins says:

        Kinky.

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          Road_Hog says:

          That Labour Leaflet with Gordo on it, worth getting one to keep, it’ll be a collector’s item in years to come.

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          • Noooooooooo! says:

            Keeping one of those in your house is virtually a guarantee of flood, fire, famine or pestilence. Or all four at the same time.

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            A comment posted on Littlejohn’s column in the Daily Mail!

            “Nothing to do with anything but has anyone noticed that “A future fair for all” anagrams into “Our fearful fat liar”

            Just about sums McDoom up!

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          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            Surely the looks of either McBroon or Ellie Gellard are irrelevant to the main debate.

            They are both so wrong and I am sure that the electorate will confirm that.

            It matters not that the former looks like a fucking turkey.

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          • Typofinder General says:

            Guido, it’s Cowdenbeath, you papist numpty! Also, you’ve got an ‘is’ too many in “Is Jonah is immune”

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          • airbrushed to blair says:

            he should put his face on massive election campaign billboards then have to take them down as everyone was taking the piss out of him

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          • Typofinder General says:

            Ta for fixing it Guido – I can stop twitching and fretting now, though I haven’t had enough coffee yet to contemplate fixing the typo alphabetti spaghetti that is Iain Dale’s Diarrhoea!

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

            You were right first time Guido. Coilltean Beithe

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          • a REAL fruitful faro says:

            Fatal Failure Furor

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      Wee Willy says:

      What is Mandelson holding up?

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      • 50

        I believe that’s a USB Flash Drive.

        Ellie was twittering about how excellent it was that people could buy their shoddy manifesto on pen drives.

        If their build quality is anything like the Government, it’ll work badly for 13 years, delete files at random and fuck up your online bank account.

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          Number 10's cat says:

          More likely send your login details back to the bunker. Next thing you’ll know is your accounts are empty and you inbox is full of messages from McBrown thanking you for your donation

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          Stop Funding The Labour Party Spin Machine With My Licence Fee says:

          Is this so that Government Officials can leave them lying about on trains and taxis etc.?

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        • 195
          66777925 says:

          Labour cutie an old Brown foe.

          Nice of the currant bun to keep up with guido

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      ABGB.co.uk says:

      I’m proud to have attractive pictures of Gordon on my website. Of course I’m hoping to attract the end of his premiership not the beginning of another five years. Vote for AnyoneButGordonBrown.co.uk
      PS I had an email yesterday from a woman who said she thinks Gordon is lovely and we shouldn’t be so mean to him. It’s stunning how two members of the same species can see the same issue so differently.

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        Boris says:

        Well I wanna fuck Jordan, but I find her physically repulsive.

        I can’t quite understand why.

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          Can't remember my moniker says:

          Perhaps because you are talking euphemistically, as in your elephant has just fucked my dog.

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    • 78
      TheDevineOne says:

      You bas***d! You could have warned me! I clicked, I saw, I was nearly turned to stone by the Gorgon smile. You really should give people an even chance of not viewing that awful rictus grin.

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    • 150
      Electrician says:

      Vince cables resistance is low

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      • 190
        Philp says:

        They make a great double act “Clegg and Compo” We’ll cut, no we wont,we will invest and cut at the same time “who gives a sxxx nobody’s listening”.

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      Angry of Atherton says:

      Metro-Sexual?

      Dirty bastards.

      No one should have sex with old leyland cars.

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  2. 2

    What a waste of time – labour canvassing in Kircaldy in and Cowdenbeath is akin to the BNP trolling for votes at a Millwall home game.

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    Red Pen says:

    Slap on a ‘tache and you have Uncle Joe Stalin. Labour will win the election, it seems more and more likely, Cameron looks shit scared to announce the manifesto. He sent on William ’15 Pints’ Hague first…

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    • 37
      AngerMouse says:

      Tories are very dissapointing. I expect a weak manifesto that addresses none of the real issues (the deficit, immigration). Just more glib blandishments about ‘society’ and ‘tough choices’.

      The election is for Cameron to lose – and at the moment he really is losing it. I don’t think he has any fire in his belly. He hasn’t the guts to say what needs to be said. He’s a nice guy, but he has no steel. David Davies or Hague would have made a much better fist of it.

      Unless Dave pulls his finger out, I think we can look forward to a Lib/Lab stitch up, with one third of the electorate effectively disenfranchised for many years to come. Which would be the worst of all possible outcomes.

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        Genuinely Not A Labour Voter says:

        Clegg would never forgive himself if he took the 30 pieces of silver from Cameron and shilled himself to the Tories.

        Expect a slim, but workable Lab/Lib pact with plenty of room at the Cabinet table for the wishy-washy yellow brigade.

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  4. 6
    Martin Day says:

    Lord Ashcroft update

    Martin Day Financial Newswire – Emergency repair and document handling group Mavinwood says its £8m placing with major shareholder Geraldton Services is now unconditional following approval at a general meeting yesterday (April 12).

    The proceeds will be used to pay down a debt of £10.3m to Geraldton, leaving the company owing about £2.3m.

    Geraldton, of which Lord Ashcroft is the ultimate beneficial owner, will own 86.96% of Mavinwood’s share capital.

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    • 9
      Hislop's Lawyer says:

      Treble dodo eggs all round!

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    • 12

      Any news on Lord Paul and the pension fund Martin?

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    • 20
      Ed Balls says:

      So What?

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        Number 10's cat says:

        That reply, if it was from the testicle himself would epitomise the gulf between the real working class and the champagne socialist hierarchy of the liebore party. That saddens me. One can only hope that they suffer the true pain of defeat at the polls

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    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      Martin, does your excitement to cut and paste things you find on other websites into this blog give you a stiffy?

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      Fuck me… Hague just used the phrase “progressive politics” in his manifesto speech. Is it possible for an arse to have three cheeks? Lib, Lab, Con – not a gnat’s pube between them!

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        A mere peasant says:

        Too right: “David Cameron pledges to give Britons more control of their lives”

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/conservative/6277103/David-Cameron-pledges-to-give-Britons-more-control-of-their-lives.html

        Oh, thank you, Mr Cameron, Sir! Thank you most graciously, bless yer good wisdom and no mistake, Sir, Lord and Master.

        Begging yer pardon and not wishing to burden you, Mr Cameron Sir, but may I humbly enquire which little bit of my life your good self is proposing to give back to me, Sir?

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      • 137
        Mr Ned says:

        Actually there is now a massive difference between them.

        After listening to Cameron explain what the “Big Society” is all about, then it is a radical new political philosophy that I can really support, HOWEVER….

        There is one FUCKING HUGE question hanging over it all.

        I like the idea of giving the people REAL control over the function of Government, because often they can do a proper job, better than Government can,

        I love the idea of treating adults like adults and kids like kids, unlike labour.

        I love the idea (stolen from UKIP) of local referenda and allowing people to sack their local MP and to get specific ideas debated on the floor of the house of commons, Giving real people real power over government and forcing them to do more, deliver more for less. To cut the waste and publicise exactly HOW it is being cut.

        I love all that BUT there is one BIG FUCK-OFF QUESTION

        I love the idea of Government actually TRUSTING the people. After all How the hell are the people expected to trust government if government does not trust people?

        BUT…… IF the tories trust the people SO MUCH, Then WHERE IS OUR REFERENDUM ON MEMBERSHIP OF THE EU???

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          Longbow says:

          The big sell by the liblabcon is just that, ignore the elephant in the room . Standing there larger than life and all you get is …wot elephant, we see no elephant.
          Well guess what, the elephant is in the room, just ask Dave where 10% of his poll rating has gone. Yep, the elephant has that with more to come.

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          Yeah worra bar the EU says:

          EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EUEU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU EU

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        • 170
          Eu Watt says:

          Maybe we can all have local referenda on the EU and opt out town by town
          ;)

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    • 93
      Sir Everard Digby says:

      Martin,

      Cut and pasting going well today then….any fear of an original idea from you? Without the word Ashcroft?

      Surely you have much to say on the manifesto and the sunlit uplands which beckon therein? Surely not negative campaigning? Your glorious leader assured us
      this would not happen……

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    • 104
      PM says:

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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    • 125
      Rip Van Winkle says:

      Just as well Ashcroft came to the party by the sounds of things. Otherwise it may have meant further job losses. I presume you don’t want further job losses Martin? Or is the privatse sector not as important as the public sector?

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  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Cowdenbeath oneword

    P. Dant

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    • 15
      Jock McJock says:

      Who cares!

      Scotland – its a small place with nothing interesting happening. Full of spongers etc etc

      Why don’t you just get shot of it!!

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      • 22
        Thriller Driller says:

        Fuck that, we need the oil money. If we give it to them, they’ll spend it all on a massive piss up.

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        • 31
          Spank Sinatra says:

          Ummmm…. isn’t that precisely what the government has done over the last 13 years?

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        • 181
          His Most Excellency, The Smig says:

          but they’ll spend it on a massive piss-up fuelled by Buckfast.

          Remind me. Where is Buckfast made?

          England gets the money back and the Jockonese get a hangover that they’ll have to pay for all by themselves. Awwww diddums, Taggart wont be able to ask Westminster for a bailout. Teehee!

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      • 157
        Bricky says:

        I could fix the wall

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

      No it’s Coilltean Beithe.

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  6. 8
    anon says:

    I put a picture of Gordon Brown on a leaflet yesterday. Granted it was a Tory leaflet…

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  7. 13

    I’m sure my local Labour PPC (Jayne Innes, who has a typically vomit inducing twitter account praising all things Gordon) had a picture of her with El Gordo on the back of one of her leaflets.

    I’d check for sure, but i’ve torn all of them up.

    She certainly has a picture with him on her website – http://www.jayneinnes.org.uk/

    So it seems that not all of Labour’s candidates are afraid of the curse of the one eyed son of the manse.

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      pigs in space says:

      Love her latest tweet –

      Thank you Gordon – Joe and Greg Innes have just each had another £250 paid in their Child Trust Funds (just after their 7th birthday).
      about 23 hours ago via web

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  8. 14
    Above the law says:

    Catholicism spreads poverty, misery and HIV. Vulnerable children are not protected by the Vatican and are in danger of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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    • 23
      Sir William Waad says:

      At least they haven’t massacred people in their tens of millions, like atheists in the twentieth centruy.

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      • 33
        AC1 says:

        More like “Atheists”, they made themselves God and called their church The State.

        Socialism kills.

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      • 67
        captain cumshot says:

        A cheap shot at atheism Waad, get a fucking grip.

        Alternatively, pray for my godless soul. You fucking religious types and your deluded arrogance makes me sick.

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        • 89
          The Verger says:

          Has it ever occurred to you that your deluded arrogance might make people of faith sick?

          When was it proved that there is no God?

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          • captain cumshot says:

            I’m not so arrogant as to deny the possibility of ‘a god’, but i’m also not so stupid as to believe ‘god’ might be jesus’s dad or whoever.

            You’re just anti science, if you can’t understand evolution then go and live in a fucking cave.

            And don’t tell me you believe in god AND evolution, these are immiscible.

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          • The Verger says:

            Many scientists are people who hold faiths, and practice them. The events of evolution and the story of the creation of the world as described in the Bible are surprisingly similar, differing only in timescale.

            Who is ‘right’? We do not know. Neither do you. We cannot ‘know’ or understand God because God is beyond human understanding.

            Perhaps we might accommodate each other’s beliefs and uncertainties better if we refrain from insulting each other.

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          • captain cumshot says:

            ‘Perhaps we might accommodate each other’s beliefs and uncertainties better if we refrain from insulting each other.’

            Perhaps.

            I apologise for my language.

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          • When was it proved that there is no God?

            Every day that I wake up and that cretinous Caledonian Cyclops is still in charge is ample proof that one of two things is true.

            1. There is no God, or
            2. God has a very, very sick sense of humour.

            Either way, it proves that God or gods aren’t for me.

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        • 90
          Unmuslim says:

          Kill the believers unallah unakbar

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        Henry Crun says:

        No they massacred millions during the Crusades and The Inquisition

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  9. 16
    The octoberman says:

    Guido,

    It’s Cowdenbeath actually.

    We don’t want them getting all agitated over the border!

    Och aye the noo.

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  10. 18
    The IMF is coming says:

    Iain Gray (Labour Leader Scotland) made a complete arse of himself on Newsnight Scotland last night. Lots of Labour manifesto pledges just would not work in devolved Scotland – eg bringing schools up to scratch, NHS treatment etc etc
    Expect SNP gains

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    Snotalot says:

    Don’t underestimate the Brown effect. Labour knows his image on their literature is akin to calling a nursery “King Herrod’s Childcare” People loath him but they just need to hear Cameron saying the right things. They will desert labour in their droves to get rid of Jonah.

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  12. 24
    Adios El Gordo says:

    I am sure that I saw a hint of the Adam Boulton death stare been given to Jon Snow last night – scary!!!!!!!!!! Will the entire UK population get one if he is defeated?

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    • 34
      Keeper of the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Local Loony Bin says:

      We’ll get the stares, but when they’re in their strait-jackets, they can’t do you much harm.

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  13. 25
    Square Eyed says:

    Enjoyed a clip of McShite canvassing on HIGNFY last night.
    He asks a kid how old he is. The kid says “Five”.
    McBust says “Five!”, holding up ten fingers.
    Audience pisses themselves, as do panellists.

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  14. 26

    Surprised they didn’t want to use this pic:

    http://twitpic.com/1facq7

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  15. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Guess which team GB (a lifelong fan) sent a message of support to in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday?

    http://www.raithrovers-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/brown_sends_support_to_raith_515142/index.shtml

    Final score: Dundee Utd 2, Raith Rovers 0

    (Surprised you missed this, Guido.)

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  16. 30
    Sir William Waad says:

    The little book says “Gold Price Rises Again”. Ha ha ha!

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  17. 41
    Lord Prescott of Dorneywood says:

    Anyone for a game of croquet?

    And a swan pie?

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  18. 42
    Mrs B says:

    Talking of Jonah, The Sun reports, “Mr Brown visited Vauxhall car workers on the same day it emerged their plant in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, could lose out on a lucrative new contract. The German firm Opel looks set to build its Ampera electric car in America.”

    Another curse?

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    • 71
      Bin done and dusted says:

      The Sun are slow as that was reported on here 2 days ago

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    • 167

      The big money in electric cars will be in the battery packs, which are mainly made in China, no matter where the bodywork is put together.

      And without urgent investment in new power stations, we won’t have enough electricity to power the cars anyway.

      Unless investment in science and technology is rewarded properly in this country, with the provision of adequate start-up funding for real technology enterprises (not bolting a website onto a shop or travel agent and calling it an e-business or whatever), we will continue to produce nothing and fall further behind those countries who do promote investment in the future.

      Neither main party has an adequate policy for this, but with a little work the Tories’ “Green Bank” could be co-opted to provide the necessary investment, providing that we encourage our brightest minds to study science and engineering rather than law, PPE or the other bollocks subjects that have ruined our nation.

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  19. 43
    Done Firm Lynne says:

    Oh Floor o’ Scotchland, git th’ fook back hame ye bastard wee coont.

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  20. 46
    Bog Paper help yourself says:

    Blankifesto. Yawn,nothing to see.move on.

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  21. 51
    Agnostic says:

    Mr Waad, dear chap Mr Blair is a devout Catholic, he and his Christian friend slaughtered thousands upon thousands of innocent Iraqis in the 21st century. They are above the law.

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      2 Our fathers gets you to heaven no matter how many you murder says:

      it’s noted his conversion only came after the slaughter

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    • 85
      Non-Socialist Observer says:

      Iraq wasn’t a religious war simpleton.

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      • 117
        A mere peasant says:

        Oh, right. So the devout Christian “love thine enemy, do unto others, turn the other cheek, thou shalt not kill” Brigade can ignore all those commandments and kill tens of thousands of people, providing the war itself is not religious?

        Got it.

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        • 132
          Non-Socialist Observer says:

          The US Constitution’s First Amendment implicitly (confirmed as explicit by innumerable judicial opinions) provides for the separation of church and state. Britain has not conducted her foreign policy on the foundation of religious longings or beliefs since Richard I Couer de Lion many centuries ago, and even then religion was not the sole motive for the campaign.

          Nations order their foreign affairs to secure material profit for themselves, in commerce, peace or alliance with other states, and this predominating passion of self-interest can’t, and in the case of Iraq emphatically didn’t, admit of the influence which comes out of professing Christianity.

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          • Anon says:

            Well there are less Christians in Iraq now than before the war so the Christian warmongers have shot themselves in the foot.
            Or should that be nailed themselves in the foot?

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          • A mere peasant says:

            The US Constitution’s First Amendment implicitly (confirmed as explicit by innumerable judicial opinions) provides for the separation of church and state.

            OK, sorry, I knew the “love thine enemies, thou shalt not kill” bit in the Bible, but I was unaware of the caveat, “unless it’s official business”, in which case good Christians like Blair and Bush can murder tens of thousands of men, women and children, on the basis of a lie.

            That’s what Jesus would do.

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        • 147
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          Surely all atheists should welcome religious wars. If the Christians,Jews and Muslims are killing each other, then, eventually, there won’t be any of them left.

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          • A mere peasant says:

            The problem with that is there tends to be quite a bit of collateral damage.

            If religious people want to demonstrate their devotion to the God of Love by slaughtering one another, all well and good, but perhaps they could be persuaded to fight it out somewhere far removed from normal people. The middle of the Sahara Desert, perhaps?

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      • 174

        That’s not quite how Bush saw it – didn’t God tell him to do it?

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  22. 54
    captain cumshot says:

    I find that picture quite disturbing, he looks as if he’s about to devour that blonde woman.

    Regarding the lack of Brown’s physog on manifesto leaflets, it seems that labour aren’t completely stupid.

    His mug could be very harmful to their campaign, here’s hoping.

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  23. 57
    Adios El Gordo says:

    I have to say GB looked like a right friend of dorothy standing in front of the kansas corn field yesterday – I was expecting a hurricane to blow him off and a load of munchkins shouting ‘follow the yellow brick road’ before that stupid advert of worzels sun strolling about aimlessly came on.

    and the front of the labout manifesto looked like the inhabitants of jericho looking back onto a nuked town.

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  24. 59
    Cherie Mentalface says:

    Cameron just quoted JFK… again…

    PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.

    PLEASE, I’LL VOTE LABOUR, JUST MAKE HIM STOP.

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  25. 61
    Brazil Nut says:

    Cowdenbeath is one word, ya bullet

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    • 149
      anon, anon, anon..... says:

      Check your facts its Coilltean Beithe

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      • 211
        Brazil Nut says:

        ;-)

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      • 218
        Scipio Africanus says:

        Some say it means ‘Place of the terminally stupid smackhead scroungers’ in Gaelic. Others assert it means ‘Home of the cursed liar’, while yet more think it means ‘Land of those who live off the English’.

        All of these are compatible with the original and indeed it may simply be a witty pun to make use of all these alternative meanings

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  26. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Tessa Jowell train crash in progress on The Daily Politics

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  27. 65
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    O/T slightly…

    Lets have a look at some atypical labour voters over at the Daily Mail

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html#comments

    Remember, you work had so these people dont have to, its the socialist way!

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    • 88
      AngerMouse says:

      Well we can always rely on the Mail to find extreme cases to raise our collective blood pressure – I’m only suprised he wasn’t an asylum seeker as well.

      However, there is some truth behind it all.

      On R4 Toady the other morning, they reported from Merthyr Tydfil (sicknote capital of the UK) and interviewed some bloke who’d been off sick with a bad back for years (wen’t back to work for 6 months but couldn’t stand it).

      The interviewer asked if he was worried about the forthcoming cuts in public services and who it might affect him.

      He calmly replied:

      “No, no. Not at all. Somebody’s got to keep me”.

      I shit you not.

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      • 98
        Ithankyou says:

        Off work with back problems.

        Couldn’t get the bed off of it.

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      • 100
        AC1 says:

        > However, there is some truth behind it all.

        SOME?? Leaching off others has become a lifestyle for a great great many. It’s why the economy is so fucked.

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        • 177
          ACDC1 says:

          Don’t you see that the Mail loves to spin a story like this out to make their readers angry? Its not even a conspiracy theory, you see it time and time again. I don’t quite see how it makes financial sense – perhaps some people enjoy being annoyed, some sort of mind rotting addiction.

          Do you enjoy being annoyed AC1?
          Do you really think thats a fair and complete picture of the chap’s outlook and lifestyle? And if so representative of about 1-5% of the population?

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      • 105

        ““No, no. Not at all. Somebody’s got to keep me”.”

        One bullet. One skull. One less stat.

        Job done.

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      • 114
        A Sick Man says:

        You should try living with a bad back and only getting a free car every 3 years. Everywhere I walk I have to remember to tap my NHS provided adjustable walking aid too. I’ts no joke staying at home with ‘er indoors with only Sky for company, day after day. I’d love to get back to work but if the tories want to stop tax credits for anyone earning £50k, it’s hardly worth it.

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        • 145
          Black Holes says:

          I have arthritis in my spine. if I keep moving it will deteriorate slower,so my doc told me. and I have kept active for years. I used my savings to retrain in computers only to have to compete with Indian imports,so that was a waste of my money and time. I don’t claim the mobility side as I don’t want to be a drain on the system. But I am at a loss of just what to do from here on in. I keep my hand in with some minor work with friends who have computer systems that need managing. and gardening to stay loose.

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          • Iva keyster says:

            have you tried hooking…advantages …work from home…good exercise…increase income..offer social service etc etc …well in fact the pros are cerainly bigger than the cons.

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      • 129
        South of the M4 says:

        Also in Merthyr. A Korean heavy earth moving equipment manufacture closed its factory. This was 3 miles out of Merthyr, and a free bus was provided. They closed because they could get a reliable work force. When interviewed in the street, a local man said, (in another ‘kid-you-not’ moment), “…. if they wanted me to work there, they should have built the factory in the town. Butt “.

        This was 10 years ago. Nothing has changed since.

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        • 166
          Anonymous says:

          “This was 10 years ago. Nothing has changed since.”

          Oh yes it has… it’s got worse!

          Most of the decent pubs in Merthyr have shut leaving only the worst drinking holes (and of course J D Wetherspoons – the temple of cheap drink for chavs).

          The town is crumbling away and the people are like ghosts, idle and hopeless.

          Best nuke the site from orbit etc. Either that or consume the whole of it in one vast open-cast mining development.

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  28. 68
    Casual Observer says:

    If this future fair is going to be in Cowdenbeath, will McTwat make a point of not being there?

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  29. 69
    Henry Crun says:

    TheStraightChoice?

    Oh the irony!!

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  30. 73
    Agnostic says:

    Mr Brown supports child abuse within the Catholic community and expects us all to cheer the arrival of the Pope. Maybe Gary Glitter will have an audience with the Pope.

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  31. 75
    geewiz says:

    I hope Kofi Annan knows he’s on Gordooms leaflet. If not, someone better warn him to sleep with one eye open.

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  32. 82

    Benson and Hedges are being asked to bung pictures of Brown on their cigarette packets. Maybe people will stop getting cancer, or the smoking ban with be repealed, if they do.

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  33. 83
    Animal says:

    Reading Brown’s ghost-written blog is interesting. Have a look at this.

    “Then it was time to head to the Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere to see the enormous production line in operation. I have visited a few times before, because the car industry is so important to ensuring jobs for British workers.

    And as we walked around, everybody from apprentices to company directors acknowledged that Labour had done a lot for the trade – particularly with our support for electric cars. We don’t simply want to protect jobs today – we want to equip the British people for the jobs of tomorrow. That’s what I mean when I say that Labour are in the future business – and our manifesto is in the future tense.”

    So, Brown now thinks the car industry is so important. A shame he didn’t think this five years ago and instead let MG Rover go to the wall, consigning thousands of skilled jobs and dozens of suppliers to the scrap heap. It’s downright perverse that he talks about protecting industry and jobs when this Government wants to increase NI and is about to slap busines rates hikes on firms across the land.

    More lies from a man who has done more to ruin manufacturing in this country than any previous Government. What an achievement.

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    • 118
      Mad as hell and won't have to take it for too much longer says:

      But they did keep it going just long enough so it failed AFTER the 2005 General Election. Tax payers money keeping Liebour afloat? well I never.

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    • 133
      QWERTY says:

      So the one eyed queer thinks the UK motor industry is important? So why is he trying to put Jaguar, Aston Martin and Land Rover out of business with higher taxes on big cars and 4X4’s?

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  34. 87
    (skidmark off the old turd)Will Straw says:

    It would be nice if the people of Kirkcaldy and Cowden Beath gave us a Portillo moment.
    I suppose they’ve already been bought and paid for though or are they just too fuckwitted to notice when it’s raining shit?.

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  35. 95
    Unmuslim says:

    the one in blue behind dave looks like she’s gonna bite someone

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  36. 96
    concrete pump says:

    Guido Fawkes reporting David Cameron’s speech as “taking a big gamble” with their manifesto approach. Lacklustre

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  37. 97
    Agnostic says:

    Straight Choice? Mr Brown’s policies are as bent as a Catholic Priesthood and as sinister.

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  38. 102
    Boring boring boring says:

    Kin L Dave, you are on boring form this morning.

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  39. 103
    I am Charlie Whelan, play with my Balls says:

    Ellie wiped her arse with that leaflet.
    Not many people know that

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    • 196
      66777925 says:

      From pantomime to farce
      Ellie was designed to play
      a pantomime horse’s arse

      (See Guido 12 4)

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  40. 106
    I Love England..... says:

    That leaflet says Scotish Labour, is there an English Labour ? or dont we count.

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  41. 111
    jgm2 says:

    Ouch! David Cameron refers question to George Osborne who … doesn’t know the answer and leafs through booklet looking for it

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    • 136
      markedman says:

      Ouch indeed! At least he tried to find the answer, unlike Brown & Co who would just say the first thing that popped into their mind, truth or not.

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    • 158
      The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

      Wallpaper samples or paint colour charts?

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  42. 112
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Is that Hazel Bears under his chin or just another malnourished ginger haired scotch child prostitute?

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  43. 115
    Gordon Brown says:

    I recognise a vote winnig leaflet when I see it

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  44. 116
    The sheriff of Glasgow says:

    Get it up yers
    We Jocks can rape children as often as we like then slap an injunction upon yee

    So what if PM McMental is a homosexual pederast, at least it stops him from beating his wife
    Scotchland , where we put the “Fair” into “Fairy
    McBeast

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  45. 119
    Moley says:

    Here is the starting point;

    General Election 2005: Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
    Party Candidate Votes

    Labour Gordon Brown 24,278 58.1%
    SNP Alan Bath 6,062 14.5%
    Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton 5,450 13.0%
    Conservative Stuart Randall 4,308 10.3 %
    Scottish Socialist Steve West 666 1.6 %
    UKIP Peter Adams 516 1.2 %
    Scottish Senior Citizens James Parker 425 1.0%
    Independent Elizabeth Kwantes 47 0.1%
    Independent Pat Sargent 44 0.1%

    Majority 18,216 43.6%
    Turnout 41,796 58.4%

    Even for Brown losing that one looks like a challenge too far.

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  46. 123
    jgm2 says:

    UK: General Election 2010: David Cameron’s Guido Fawkes moment – Order Order Blogs

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  47. 128
    Legalise Assassins says:

    Can’t wait for the age of criminal responsibility to get raised to 14, can pay a snotty chav a few quid to get rid of any politician that pisses me off.

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  48. 130
    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    ‘TheStraightChoice’ ?????????

    Which homophobe chose that ???

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  49. 134
    ellie gellard says:

    Even Samantha has sussed that david cameron is an absolute clown

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  50. 135
    Agnostic says:

    No Blair came out publically as a Catholic after the invasion as Campbell advised ‘we don’t do religion. Many Muslims viewed the Iraq invasion as a Christian Crusade against Islam as well as a means of economic exploitation..

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  51. 138
    The Sleeper says:

    Pravda peoples debate in Bolton.

    The lard arsed Lump Dump just slagged off businessmen as those who sent the Country into recession…..Righty ho..

    So that’s Lib Dem policy eh?

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  52. 148
    Happy Immigrant says:

    I am liking very much you Englands. I am loving also your Labours party. I have to work whole year in my country to get as much as I get weeks benefits in Englands. Thank yous very much English peoples. I must go now. I have bag fulls of postal votings to fill in before election. May Allah pour his peace on you.

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  53. 152
    Gary Glitter says:

    I’m voting for Brown as he supports child abuse. I’m planning a new tour. I am writing songs dedicated to Brown and the Pope. A remake of you want to be in my gang is on the cards. Wonder if Children in Need will be interested in my new charity single.

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  54. 156
    TheBigYin says:

    You just had to show that pic, didn’t you Guido.

    Ahead of that sham that is called the smoking ban review the Labour parties Manifesto said this:

    “The ban on smoking in public places will be maintained. Wherever necessary, we will act to protect children’s health from tobacco, alcohol and sunbeds”

    Why waist shed loads of money, your money, when the smoking ban experiment was cut and dried.

    Manifesto’s and the parties behind them are a load of shit. Don’t vote for any of the LibLabConsterbators, vote indipendant. I say this as a now ex ‘all my voting life’ Labour supporter.

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  55. 159

    Naughty naughty. Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 just asked Ed Balls “who ran up all this enormous debt you are so determined to cut ? Can you remember who was in the treasury? Wasn’t it you Ed Balls?”

    Then when Balls started talking about worldwide recession and American Sub prime there was a lot of laughter. It sounded very like Mr Vine.

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    • 168
      Maladroit Labour Chump says:

      Wasn’t a lot of the American sub-prime toxic waste traded by AIG Financial Products in London because the U.S regulatory authorities would never have allowed such exposures under their jurisdiction but in London, Gordon’s creation, the FSA were asleep at the wheel ??

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      • 180
        Rip Van Winkle says:

        No Mr Maladroit, it was Credit Default Swaps that brought down AIG. Dealt in AIG’s Mayfair office. Taking on insurance on debt without having any funds to pay out if anyone made a claim.

        Tough business that insurance business, eh? Got to have your wits about you.

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        • 185

          Hair splitting at its best – the CDS that caused most of the problems were those based on the sub-prime mortgages.

          Still, you’re right – insurance is a mugs game for those who cannot or do not assess the risks for themselves.

          Pity we didn’t let a few banks go to the wall – a little Darwinism would not have gone amiss.

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    • 171
      Reichschancellor ( in-waiting and waiting and waiting ) Balls says:

      Even my brother thinks I’m a CLINT

      http://tinyurl.com/ydgp7hw

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    • 176
      The Guardian says:

      Ed Balls is a cult

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    • 178
      Mandy says:

      Ed Balls is a chump

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  56. 173
    Mairi Fletcher from Edinburgh says:

    Labelling and Bullying from New Labour.

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  57. 179
    Jock "Jocky" McJock of Jockland says:

    Gordon’s the man for me. We Scotch have been trying to give the English a good kick up the arse for nearly 2000 years. Gordon has only taken 13 years to completely fuck up the whole country. Vote Labour!

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  58. 187
    Homeless Humphrey says:

    Bully Brown, Jog on cock rot

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  59. 192
    Cream Puff says:

    Im surprised Guido, that you havnt said anything about the latest story out of Scotland.
    This concerns a Labour fund raiser in Glasgow,nothing unusual about that. Labour have many some ae even advertised as such!
    Interesting article in the Sunday Herald, highlighted the fact that a recent one had a well known Glasow Gangster in attendance. Remember Labour have been trying to scotch rumours about connections between them and Glasgow’s underworld. Lewis Rodden – known as Scooby, and who was jailed in 2005 for his part in an extortion campaign – was seen at the dinner last month. Jim Murphy’s campaign were boosted on March 19 at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow, where Labour Councillor Betty Cunningham helped organise a fundraiser for the MP. She is also a mmber of Strathclyde Police Authority .She is apprently on first name terms with Scooby, I mean Mr Rodden.
    Asked whether Lewis Rodden had attended the fundraiser, Ms Cunningham told the Sunday Herald: “Louie was there, aye.”
    After it was established that an article would be published, there was some severe backpeddling and sidetracking by Betty Cunningham. She added: “I know Louie, in the sense of I’ve met him.” (so not in the biblical sense then).
    A Labour Party spokesman said: “Jim (Murphy) is shocked. The Labour Party did not invite Mr Rodden, he did not book a table and the Labour Party did not receive a single penny from him. Mr Murphy does not know this man and to the best of his knowledge has never met nor spoken to him in his life.”
    The Labour Party in Scotland – its the gift (to the press) that keeps on giving!

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    • 208
      cyberbrits says:

      I read elsewhere there are pictures of Jim “Facebook Generation” Murphy shaking hands with Lewis Rodden circulating editors desks.

      BBC Scotland may well fake a transmission breakdown for the next several weeks to prevent them mentioning any Labour bad news.

      Here’s BBC Scotland news

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  60. 197
    Desperate Dan says:

    If someone has High Blood Pressure they are usually prescribed a diuretic. The patient then suffers from loss of potassium due to constant peeing and is told to eat loads of bananas to replace the lost potassium.
    I recommend giving Gordon a lot of sudden shocks and loud bangs just when he’s least expecting it.

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  61. 201
    techless says:

    I will be in europe on thursday so will be unable to see the first TV debate…can any computer teccies tell me if I can watch it on my laptop ? I realise you cannot watch anything on BBC live excepting parliament but am not sure what the situ with ITV is.

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  62. 202
    Anonymous says:

    I regret to inform you that Ian Lucas MP of Wrexham, has picture of the dreaded

    I regret to inform you that Ian Lucas MP (WREXHAM) has a picture of the dreaded Brown on his leaflet.

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  63. 203
    our fearful fat liar says:

    Fearful flour tiara

    a future fair for all

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  64. 206
    Cynic says:

    My strategic plan is designed to re-energise our Government and kick start the economy and bring a smile to votes faces. Our main polices are:

    * win the election and send Brown back to Scotland
    * help construction industry by a massive investment programme to refurbish Hadrian s Wall
    * recruit 200,000 unemployed to man it
    * award contracts for manufacture of 200,000 pikes to arm them
    * grant Scottish independence (whether they want it or not)
    * new immigration policy (especially for Scots)

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  65. 207
    cyberbrits says:

    I notice they have to put down “Scottish Labour” on the flyer.

    There is absolutely NO such party registered.

    This is a trick to dupe voters and should be outlawed!

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  66. 214
    angelnstar says:

    They say the camera never lies….

    Here’s my second poster idea for the Tories, this time featuring Gordon!

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/second-idea-for-a-tory-poster/

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  67. 220
    Don't forget PURCELL says:

    Scotlands First Minister calls for inquiry into Glasgow City Council.

    @3.01

    http://video.stv.tv/bc/news-6pm-east-14042010/

    BBC % MSM not covering the story??

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  68. 221

    [...] Labour candidate is using the Prime Minister’s image on their [...]

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  69. 222
    Neston voter says:

    How short sighted you all are that what Gordon looks like matters so much!! It doesnt matter if he has 3 heads and tentacles- what we should be concerned with is what is is his brain, which as far as I can see is far more intelligent than his two main opponents who are blinding people with their shiny ties and smarmy manner. Vote for Gordon, I say. so the country can continue its recovery from the GLOBAL recession , triggered by the collapse of the American housing market, not by Gordon.

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  70. 223
    IVA Aid says:

    Scotlands First Minister calls for inquiry into Glasgow City Council.
    ————-
    ruthallen

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Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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