April 20th, 2010

Guy News : Cleggmania!


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    Down with Brown! says:

    The truth about Clegg’s past as a lobbyist, his expensive Sheffield pad that is our home too and his wealthy banker dad.

    http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/2010/04/20/nick-cleggs-lobbying-background-second-home-his-banker-dad/

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      gonzo says:

      and his spy granny

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        Clegg will do whatever I tell him after the election, because there will be a Lab/Lib pact.

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          Now that's Satire! says:

          He has a bus!

          It’s yellow!

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          • They are going to implement the Calman Commsion – that is LibDemeze for cutting the Scottish Budget – Clegg is a right fly man, eh?

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          • And here's what Guido said about Clegg's so called "Lobbying" says:

            On the weekend a disappointed Tory insider told Guido they had searched through Clegg’s expense claims from his days as an MEP – “He wasn’t on the take.” Instead they are going to attack Clegg for being a former lobbyist – is that really wise when they are also led by a former lobbyist?

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          • Fat Bloke on Tour says:

            C Men

            I hope you are paying your dues for using the music?
            Surely you wouldn’t want ponce on some poor downtrodden 4 man beat combo?

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          • Interesting that BA put 28 long haul flights in the air to land at Heathrow at 10pm tonight.

            By a strange coincidence, LHR opened at 10pm tonight.

            Only flights landing at LHR are BA flights.

            Happy Unite?

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          • Doctor Mick says:

            Thought they were on strike?

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          • War psrty supporter Ben Bradshaw does not believe in democracy! says:

            Robert Farmer, who is standing as a BMP candidate in the city, said he has been asked to stand down from a panel that will feature all other six candidates at an event tomorrow, following objections from Labour’s Ben Bradshaw and Conservative Hannah Foster, who refused to share the platform with him.

            Voting record (from PublicWhip)
            How Ben Bradshaw voted on key issues since 2001:

            Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
            Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
            Voted very strongly for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws.
            Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
            Voted for the hunting ban.
            Voted for introducing a smoking ban.
            Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
            Voted strongly for introducing ID cards.
            Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests.

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          • Bradshaw runs away says:

            Hopefully Ben will be sent packing by the people.

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          • AC1 says:

            Ex BBC now Labour MP Ben Bradshaw.

            Seems to be a revolving door between Labour and AlJaBeebya.

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          • Susie says:

            And it’s not any old yellow bus either… its a MAGIC bus.

            Yes! Let’s all climb aboard Nick’s Magic Bus to Wonderland… where everyone’s nice and nobody ever reminds Uncle Vince of the £1.5tn debt or £186bn deficit or has to do a thing about paying it back.

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          • Dolphin says:

            The Rubber Stampers – working harder for EU!

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          • A much more apt musical diversion, also featuring a yellow bus and some characters who may or may not resemble LimpDumbs in their outlook….

            (Warning – may contain rap)

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        gonzo says:

        and in Rees Moggs defense as he hasn’t the wit to use it.He’s delivering his own leaflets. Not the actions of a rich conservative

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        but not the lovely Maryam Khan in Bury North. Check out her video!

        http://londonmuslims.blogspot.com/2010/04/vote-maryam-khan-for-bury-north.html

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          Charles Manson says:

          She’s in the wrong party – Labour doesn’t have attractive women in its ranks. Therefore she will lose – a pretty, woman Labour MP is a contradiction in terms. They do pretty boys though.

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          Grumpy Old Man says:

          Wasn’t she evicted from her house for non-payment of her mortgage?

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          The Court of Public Opinion says:

          Pot luck really isn’t it? Lift up the veil and heads you get her, tails you end up like this: http://tinyurl.com/ybukbzu

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          • Lay-bah innit says:

            Sounds like a chav `innit` and looks like a goat.

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          • Ion says:

            The usual shit.

            -An ex-solicitor (lying thieving c’unt) who has seen how much her farther has been able thieve as a local councillor – so she’s going for the plush gravy train of parliament.

            She’s invested heavily in skin-whitener and had reverse elocution lessons (to talk like a proz from the gutter – pretending to be down with the scum-sucking trash in Bury North).

            I get the feeling she won’t get elected and will have to go back to being a dirty Asian back-street solicitor, looking to rob Legal Aid Fund and the nest eggs senile old bags.

            Nu Liebore attracts all the fucking filth.

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          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

            Now we know how poor old Gordon felt !

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        Taxfodder says:

        His dog has much to answer too over outrageous “chappie” gluttony on expenses.

        Seems his cat budgie and garden gnome are all in it together!

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      Sir William Waad says:

      It’s pretty feeble. Cleggo worked for a lobby firm for a year, his father is a banker and he lives in a nice house. I wouldn’t be surprised if he likes a glass of wine with his dinner and sometimes listens to Radio 4. Oh, and his grandad’s in Last of the Summer Wine. What a monster!

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      Charles Manson says:

      A Lib-Lab pact would take us on a Magical Mystery Tour to the IMF.

      There have been rumours that the press have a load of dirt on Brown – does anybody in the know, know if they will do the honourable thing and dish the dirt on Brown before May 6th?

      Would be nice if the electorate could be thus informed.

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      apricotfox says:

      Fascinating! Thanks for the link!

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      Up sh1t creek says:

      The past Nick Clegg is trying to hide from the public…..

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      Up sh1t creek says:

      Demand your money back from Nick Clegg’s second home.

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        W1thout a paddle says:

        Demand your money back from David Cameron’s second home.

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        The past David Cameron tries to hide from the public as a Lobbieist says:

        Cameron – the PR years

        From Eton to Oxford to Tory leader – that’s all many of us know about David Cameron. But before he was an MP, he worked as head of communications at Carlton TV. Former colleagues remember him well …

        As director of corporate affairs, Cameron regularly lobbied ministers and was “in the room” according to former colleagues, when big decisions were made. They included the fateful decision to take on BSkyB, the pay-TV giant controlled by Rupert Murdoch, by launching a terrestrial alternative to Sky’s satellite service called ONdigital (later renamed ITV Digital) in partnership with Granada.

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/20/david-cameron-the-pr-years

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          telling the truth says:

          Election 2010
          Article
          Nick Clegg’s lobbying background, second home & his banker dad

          Author: FactCheck with Cathy Newman|Posted: 7:12 pm on 20/04/10

          Category: Election 2010, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Public spending | Tags: Banking/ Expenses/ Lobbying

          Cathy Newman checks it out
          It’s tough at the top – as Nick Clegg is beginning to find out. Since being elected leader in 2007, the Liberal Democrat leader has struggled to get noticed.

          No longer. But his newfound celebrity has a downside. His past is coming back to haunt him.

          Things that might have gone unnoticed when the Lib Dems were trailing in third place suddenly assume a new importance now he’s the kingmaker, or even the king.

          Today, FactCheck has put some of the Clegg claims under the microscope.

          The claims
          “The travelling life of an MEP was difficult to reconcile with a young family and in 2004 I stood down as an MEP. I lectured part-time at Sheffield and Cambridge Universities before being elected as Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam in 2005.”
          Nick Clegg biography, Liberal Democrat website

          Despite his promise to clean up lobbying and offer the British people a “new, different politics”, Channel 4 News has learnt that something is missing from Nick Clegg’s official biography on the Lib Dem website.

          In 2004, the Lib Dem leader spent almost a year as a partner for a European lobbying firm, GPlus, yet no mention of it appears on the site.

          But in a press release issued by GPlus in April 2004, Clegg is quoted as saying:

          “Its especially exciting to be joining GPlus at a time when Brussels is moving more and more to the centre of business concerns. With the EU taking in ten more countries and adopting a new Constitution, organisations need more than ever intelligent professional help in engaging with the EU institutions.”

          The firm says it helps clients that want to “shape policy thinking” and have their “voice heard in Brussels or in the European capitals”.

          Clegg has tried to position himself as a different type of politician. He says his party offers something new – a break from the old, tired politics of Labour and the Conservatives.

          “We will stamp out big donations, clean up lobbying …and you will once again be able to look at our Parliament with pride, not contempt,” he said at the launch of his manifesto last week.

          Clegg’s aides at the Liberal Democrat headquarters insist he’s not embarrassed by his lobbying past. They say his role with GPlus was part time, and lasted only eight and a half months representing clients including the car rental company Hertz and British Gas.

          A partner at the firm told Channel 4 News “in so far as Nick was involved in lobbying he was definitely at the completely above board clean end of it”.

          In a statement, an aide to Clegg told us: “GPlus was a job he did for eight and a half months for two days a week. It doesn’t form a significant part of his career and that’s why it isn’t on his CV. But we are very happy to answer any questions about it. Nick has long believed that the lobbying industry should be properly regulated and that remains his view. He is committed to build a new kind of politics in Britain.”

          “It’s a modest, semi-detached, pebble-dash home.”
          Nick Clegg, 20 April 2010, Liberal Democrat press conference

          The Lib Dem leader faced questions about his second home expenses today, which totalled more than £80,000
          in the past four years.

          During his answer to the assembled press, he claimed his constituency house in Sheffield was “a modest, semi-detached, pebble-dash home”. But just how “modest” is Clegg’s Sheffield pad?

          FactCheck learned the 43-year-old’s house is in the Ecclesall ward of the city, which according to the local council is “ranked within the 10 per cent least deprived wards nationally” – so appears to be in a sought-after area.

          Indeed, Google Street view (see below image) shows that Clegg’s constituency home is on a pleasant, tree-lined road in Sheffield’s suburbs
          Image credit: Google Maps

          Image credit: Google Maps

          A property website shows that semi-detached houses sold on Clegg’s street have ranged in sale price from £325,000 to £420,000 in the past year.

          Tidy sums, and therefore even at the lowest price have sold for £105,000 more than the current average house price of £219,832.

          It should also be noted – although he did not mention his other home today – that Clegg also has a £1m plus house in Putney, south-west London.

          Clearly there is no duck house in the grounds of Clegg’s Sheffield home, but a property worth £100,000 more than the national average, in one of the country’s least deprived areas, might not be considered “modest” by many voters.

          “Of course, not all bankers are greedy. In fact, my father was in banking, sort of old fashioned banking. His generation of bankers are much more radical than Vince [Cable] and I are, they are furious, they are incensed. Because they think the traditional role of banks to keep people’s money safe to lend on a prudential basis was turned upside down and inside out by a rush to short-term gain.”
          Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat leader, 20 April 2010

          Nick Clegg vowed to get tough on the banks today, and called for a return to the “traditional” banking of his father’s day. But the Lib Dem leader’s father, now in his mid-70s, is actually still in banking.

          Sir Nicholas Clegg is chairman of the United Trust Bank. The bank describes itself as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of funding for property developers based in the UK.

          The bank’s annual report for 2008 – the report for 2009 is still not available FactCheck was told – actually shows an overall loss of £371,000; so it seems even Nick’s “old fashioned” dad has seen his bank lose money.

          The 2008 report also shows the bank’s highest paid director got £235,000; not “greedy” in the grand scheme of multi-million pound bonuses of course, but not bad in the midst of the collapse of the property market upon which the bank’s business was founded.

          Sir Nick’s banking history also includes being director of one-time merchant bankers Hill Samuel Co Ltd, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB’s Offshore Private Banking unit – given the Lib Dems’ stance on tax havens it is perhaps a relief for Clegg junior that his dad no longer works there.

          Clegg senior was also co-chairman of Daiwa Europe Ltd; and chairman of Daiwa Europe Bank plc – where he worked with former chancellor and Tory heavyweight Ken Clarke.

          Aside from chairmanships, he has also served as a director of the International Primary Markets Association, and a senior adviser to the Bank of England on banking supervision, where he was hired as a so-called grey panther to shake things up via his commercial sector background.

          He was also a member of the supervisory board of Bank Insinger de Beaufort NV and a Director of Insinger de Beaufort Holdings.

          It’s difficult to know just how “old fashioned” Nick Clegg Snr is in his banking approach, but it’s clear even his prudent approach has not spared his bank losses, although they do seem rather modest.

          Cathy Newman’s verdict
          Nick Clegg’s claim he represents a new type of politics was always going to be a hostage to fortune. How “new” can someone who’s been an MEP and MP for over a decade be?

          The Lib Dem leader’s aides seem surprised at all the scrutiny their party’s being subjected to, now their man is out in front. They shouldn’t be. Politics can be a brutal business.

          And the risk for Clegg is that – while the public has embraced him as the new kid in town – his political opponents will be trying to exposing him as a chip off the old Westminster block.

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    Down with Brown! says:

    Clegg wants to join the Euro, give up our nuclear defence system and unite our defence policy with that of the French.

    Read the Lib Dem manifesto to find out how cracked Clegg is.

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      Here’s a precis I cut ‘n pasted earlier:

      Making sure that the very wealthy pay their fair share Polluting air travel is properly taxed. The taxpayers’representatives on the boards of the banks the public own or part own should insist banks lend to viable businesses on fair terms again. Help protect children and young people from developing negative body images by regulating airbrushing in adverts. Set the minimum wage at the same level for all workers over 16. End testing of household products on animals. Set a target for 40 per cent of UK electricity to come from clean, non-carbon-emitting sources by 2020. Reject a new generation of nuclear power stations. Liberal Democrats are committed to securing a legally binding global agreement on limiting the increase in global temperatures to below 1.7degrees Celsius. Liberal Democrats are committed to working towards a world free from poverty, inequality and injustice.

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        Harriet Harman says:

        I’m working towards a world free from poverty, inequality and injustice.
        Mine.

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        And here's what Guido said about the Lib Dem Tax Cut says:

        The same YouGov poll asked a number of policy questions including this one on the LibDem’s populist winning-on-the-doorstep tax policy:

        Here are some proposals that have been made in the current election. In each case, do you support or oppose it?

        Tax: Scrap income tax on earnings of less than £10,000 a year. The £17billion cost of this will be paid for by a tax on bigger houses, a tax on airline flights, restricting tax relief on pensions savings for higher-rate taxpayers, and attempting to clamp down on tax avoidance.

        Support: 66%
        Oppose: 20%
        Don’t know: 14%

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          Moley says:

          Are you in favour of your tax being reduced and someone else paying it instead?

          And 20% said NO.

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      Reality Check says:

      Same policy as Ken Clarke the real Shadow Chancellor. In if it’s in the UKs interest.

      Wants to get rid of Trident not Nuclear Weapons which many Army chiefs are happy to dump too because it’s a ludicrously expensive US targetted anachronism.

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      Balls says:

      Best you read Clegg’s manifesto and not the Daily Mail then. Your post is utter bollox

      http://network.libdems.org.uk/manifesto2010/libdem_manifesto_2010.pdf

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        here comes the Hung Parliament says:

        it’s coz he and the CCHQ minions are vewwy vewwy fwightened! LOL!

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        Dum Libs says:

        Just like Clegg’s manifesto.

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        Call me Infidel says:

        Balls I did quick search on a couple of points TT mentions above in the Libtard manifesto you linked to and this is what I found…..

        Reject a new generation of nuclear power stations; based on the
        evidence nuclear is a far more expensive way of reducing carbon
        emissions than promoting energy conservation and renewable energy

        Help protect children and young people from developing negative
        body images by regulating airbrushing in adverts.

        Care to comment?

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          Wavy Davy Bullingdon Gravy Loves to eat his Greens says:

          Mr Cameron said:

          “If you want to understand climate change, go and see Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth.”

          Today, I want to tell the British people some uncomfortable truths. There is a price for progress in tackling climate change.”

          Mr Gore praised the role Mr Cameron had played in promoting environmental issues.

          “The fact that both your political parties are competing vigorously to offer solutions is very important,” he told Tory frontbenchers.

          “I can assure you that people around the world really are watching and are appreciating the quality of this debate.”

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          Heir-brushed to Blair says:

          Dave wil be tough on airbrushing, tough on the causes of airbrushing

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      Up sh1t creek says:

      The Liberal Democrats, soft on crime….

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      Susie says:

      But he doesn’t like their nasty nuclear power stations which provide 87% of their power, steadily, reliably and cleanly.

      Oh no. They are totally wrong about that. Silly French.

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    That was you Guido, in a dress again at 30 seconds in. Nice to see your calves free of a Peckham Rolex for a change.

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    It's politics that got small says:

    His best move now would be to drop dead at the zenith of his popularity.
    It worked for Rudolph Valentino.

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      Gobshite says:

      And Gordon could take a leaf out of Hitler’s book and top himself before he is dragged out of the bunker.

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        Susie says:

        But Gordon doesn’t have a Blondie to test the cyanide on first… he’s scared of dogs (didn’t affect his choice of wife though).

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    Mitch says:

    Is that one of the hundred buses that gordoom sent to Madrid but wont actually leave the UK until tomorrow.

    Yet another lie from the imbecile and why send the Navy when the Ferry companies can easily cope.

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      Snotsicle says:

      His plan is to magically conjure up 100 unused trans-continental coaches and 300 drivers who don’t mind spending the next two days driving all the way to Blighty & back.
      Of course, that was the plan all along (well, ever since he dreamt & then publicly announced that the buses were already queueing up outside MAD awaiting their eager passengers).
      The snag that I see is that they are supposedly for passengers who have been diverted from inbound North American flights, so not sure what is going to happen when the folks have driven or taken taxis halfway across Europe are told to piss off.

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      Hoon MacHoon Chief Hoon of Clan MacHoon principal Hoons of hereaboots and a liitle beyond! says:

      The Navy are being cynically used. The obvious solution is for the Government to hire a few old clapped out ferries, but they dont look as sexy as a bloody great big warship! Perhaps theres an election on!

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        Cap'n Shivermetimbers says:

        Funny how the navy can be mobilised to fetch a few stranded tourists but wasn’t allowed to rescue a middle class british couple from somali pirates when their boat was almost alongside…

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          If it's Brown, flush it down says:

          In Gordons tiny mind it is on a par with Thatcher and Falklands

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          • Brown's a Tosser says:

            Its amazing how voting intentions come across and the reason for them. On way home last night I was listening to FiveLive and 3 young voters were being interviewed and were loking forward to going to University. All three stated their intentions of voting for Gordon Brown as to pararphrase “they like what he had to say”. They said they had serious concern about the level of debt they would have upon leaving Uni but still favoured Gordon. I give up it was NuLabour who introduce tuition fees and still they love Labour. Had the Tories introduce Tuition fees there would have been blood on the streets it truly beggars belief.

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          Susie says:

          Only two votes in that — anyway they weren’t from a Labour marginal.

          However, I’m so pleased 500 war-weary servicemen based in Chester will be back to vote in the election.

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        David Cameron says:

        Those Navy 10 year olds should be at school not sailing about the channel.

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        Jan says:

        Why don’t all the Brits in Calais make for the shanty town that is home to the illegals? They could be back in blighy in a jiffy if they use their heads. They’ll be fed by the Red Cross (bet they are having to pay for food at the moment,doubt if the Red Cross would feed whitey), then all they have to do is follow the illegals into/under the hundreds of lorries making their way across the channel. Simples

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      Wing Commander says:

      100 coaches X 50 seats = 5000 stranded tourists
      150000 stranded tourist – 5000 stranded tourists = 1450000 p*ssed off tourists

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    I just can’t help thinking what a colossal blunder Cast Iron and Boom n Bust made agreeing to the live debates. And its fucking hilarious.

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    Dack Blog says:

    That Cable’s got a face like the back end of a bus.

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    Canary Wharf Rat says:

    So disappointed he doesn’t turn into the Walrus at the end…

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    Down with Brown! says:

    The upside to the Lib Dems: Nick Clegg was more energetic on the TV last week than Gordon Brown and David Cameron. Charles Kennedy is also very good on Have I Got News For You. Vince Cable once told an memorable one-liner in the House of Commons about Mr Bean.

    The downside of the Lib Dems: They would criple our economy by smashing up all banks good and bad making it much tougher for small businesses to have access to vital credit, they want to scrap our Trident nuclear defence system and want to prevent the allocation of money for a medium-term replacement, they want to rule out punitive action against dangerous Iran, they want to tie our defence policy to that of the French, they want to undermine the work of our brave troops in Afghanistan by having “Tea with the Taliban” (Ed Davey’s words), they would dumb down secondary education by taking away the National Curriculum, GCSEs and A Levels and replacing them with a “General Diploma”, they would make millions of people pay much more income tax through their local income tax schemes, they would let fewer British young people go to our world-class universities, they would reduce the social care budget, they promise to cut child tax credits and the child tax fund making life harder for hard-working families, they would cut the size of the Department of Health by half making the NHS we all use less effective, they promise to “reform the police” (I thought Sting and his mates had already done their farewell tour), they would make it harder for our cops to investigate serious crimes, they would create future international travel chaos by blocking any future airport expansion, they would burden the rail industry with extra rules and regulations, they want flyers to pay more for flying and road users to pay a lot more tax through road pricing. The less said about Baroness Tonge and Hamas the better.

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      The Court of Public Opinion says:

      Well if the cons and liebour wanted power so much they shouldn’t have taken the piss with their duck houses, moats, porn and mock tudor beams.

      Like it or lump it – there’s a strong feeling out there that this is the one and only chance the public have to get their revenge, and Cleggmania fits the bill nicely.

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        Ratsniffer says:

        ..until it backfires with a lib-lab pact and we end up with 5 more years of brownian motion…

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        pissed off voter says:

        spot on; and if Brown or cameron had dealt with the expenses scandal honestly they wouldn’t be in the shit they are in now, but, of course, they were so deep into fiddles themselves ….

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      CCHQ is shitting itself says:

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      Ratsniffer says:

      Oh and we would have power cuts because they plan to scrap any further nuclear power station building, and build a few windmills instead….

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    The Lib Dem policies are mystery to me

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      Jim_Watford says:

      The entire election has turned into a mystery. The Tories should be winning by miles, the Lib Dems getting laughed at and Brown hanging from a lamppost.

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        mystery solved says:

        Dave’s shit
        everyone knows it

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        A.G.F.Wit says:

        Not really that much of a mystery when you consider that large swathes of the electorate in this country have been reduced by a combination of circumstances to the level of uninterested gibbering fuckwits.

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      cleggmania embraces Obamamania says:

      Actually their Manifesto is surprisingly good. Much better and clearer than Dave’s is.

      A vote on in or out of Europe and a decision to maintain our Nuclear deterrent but use cheaper means of sustaining it.

      http://network.libdems.org.uk/manifesto2010/libdem_manifesto_2010.pdf

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        Jim_Watford says:

        Didn’t they promise us a vote at the last election only to go back on their word and back Brown?

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          Cast Iron Cameron's apologist minions says:

          Didn’t Dave ?

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          Obamamania embraces Cleggmania says:

          As far as I can remember, the LibDems offered a referendum on in or out of Europe at the last election but Gordon was reneging on a simple lisbon treaty referendum that labour had promised so they abstained.

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        Moley says:

        Energy policy.

        “Block any new coal-fi red power stations – the most polluting form of
        power generation – unless they are accompanied by the highest level
        of carbon capture and storage facilities.
        • Reject a new generation of nuclear power stations; based on the
        evidence nuclear is a far more expensive way of reducing carbon
        emissions than promoting energy conservation and renewable energy.”

        No coal, no nuclear; so where is our electricity going to come from?

        Buy it from the French, (nuclear generated via an undersea cable?

        An allowance of 5 AA batteries for each household?

        Have we got an opinion from the Power Generating Industry on the feasibility of this policy?

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          Spokesperson for power generating industry says:

          It’s crap.

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          Engineer says:

          Current generating capacity is approximately;

          Gas 40%
          Coal 30%
          Nuclear 19%
          Hydro 8%
          Wind 2%
          Bits and bats 1%

          Take out coal (and a substantial chunk of that must, according to EU emissions legislation, go by 2015), and remember that the remaining nuclear stations are progressively reaching the end of their economic lives, and see what’s left.

          Either we replace our coal generating capacity with modern plant of equivalent or greater capacity and start the nuclear build programme smartish, or we’re in the soup. Even importing it requires the installation of some serious transmission lines, and then we’re beholden to others.

          Will massive investment in wind save the day? No. Especially when it isn’t windy.

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          • If it's Brown, flush it down, if it floats, use your votes says:

            Even Nuclear is only a stop gap for a generation or two, same with fossil fuels, what then? Rely on the best educated generation ever to solve the problem?

            Massive changes of lifestyle on their way

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          • Engineer says:

            There is no magic bullet.

            Nuclear fusion offers some promise, but it’s been 30 years from commercial realisation for the last 30 years. The renewables all suffer from the disadvantage of being very spread out, so you need a lot of kit to harvest the energy, spread over huge areas, giving you high capital and maintenance costs. If reprocessing is used, nuclear fission could last several generations, and there’s enough coal for a least a couple of centuries.

            After that, you’ll pay a lot more for your electricity. All depends on what science comes up with, or how society develops in the next century or so. That’s anybody’s guess.

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          • Gobshite says:

            I’d put the lot into research on solar panels.

            Wind Turbines are the stupidest idea ever. Well, apart from Socialism.

            And of course, prevention is better than cure. How about getting rid of tax on flat-screen TV’s? They use a lot less energy than the old-style ones, and could probably use a lot less.

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          • Drax - 3960 MW says:

            Just get out of the EU! Simples !

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          • Susie says:

            So imagine… having knocked out 49% of our generating capacity, but presumable keeping gas, currently 40%, but moving up to 80% under the LibDems (having resigned our nuclear deterrent) we’ll be 80% dependent on where the gas comes from — Russia. Piped through 3 EU countries and across the North Sea.

            This is off the scale of the worst nightmare.

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          • Moley says:

            And don’t forget that all the political parties are pushing electric cars which will become the heaviest users of electricity in households which have them. 30 KW hours daily is quite possible.

            There could be a huge surge in demand just as the generating capacity is slashed.

            Where is the joined up thinking?

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        • 140
          Noggin the Nig Nog says:

          psst! wanna buy some volcanic lava, just the job for heating the sauna & jacuzzi

          Like

    • 66
      The Borg R Us says:

      The new internet tellys just hitting the shops will make it so each household can be targeted with the tv and news that has been decided for them,enjoy the future

      Like

    • 70
      The Borg R Us says:

      The new internet tellys just hitting the shops will make it so each household can be targeted with the tv and news that has been decided for them,enjoy the future

      Like

    • 71
      The Borg R Us says:

      The new internet tellys just hitting the shops will make it so each household can be targeted with the tv and news that has been decided for them,enjoy the future

      Like

      • 152
        If it's Brown, flush it down, if it floats, use your votes says:

        you wait all week for a vision of the future and then 3 come along

        I’ll get my coat

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  11. 15
    cleggmania emmbraces Obamamania says:

    My only comment is; the Clegg battle bus should drop the graphics of Nick embracing Vince and replace it with Obama embracing Nick

    Like

  12. 20
    Time for a quiet puke says:

    Third rate. Third world. Plain fucking pathetic.

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  13. 31
    Think This says:

    Bigger than Jesus?

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  14. 35
    Pattie Harrison nee Boyd says:

    Hey who said you could use that tune?

    Like

  15. 39
    Still all over the place says:

    Bunch of BA heavies (6 jets) from North America and Canada scheduled for Heathrow circling over IoM and NW Ireland heading for Shannon.

    Someone must have changed their mind.

    http://www.flightradar24.com/

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    • 93
      Moley says:

      It’s an interesting map.

      Draw a line from Iceland to the UK and extrapolate it into Europe and you see loads of planes in the air, over that part of Europe which if we are downwind of Iceland, should also be downwind of Iceland.

      Why would that be?

      Could it be Brown is playing games and has stopped air traffic to suit his political agenda.

      Got it. He wants to stop Cameron from flying.

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      • 243
        Raptor says:

        I’ve just heard the first Boeing of spring, is this a record?

        Like

      • 281
        Can't remember my moniker says:

        Brown has grounded these planes so he can look at their ADS-B transponders. If he can figure out how they work, then he will get one fitted to each of us so he can keep tabs ….

        Like

  16. 40
    pigs in space says:

    Those LibDem policies on law and order in full

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    • 47
      Wavy Davy's policies on law and order in full says:

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      • 131
        middleclass bimbos will buy everyone a pony says:

        Let us just hope that after the program and the camera crews went home the middleclass bimbo wasn’t gang raped, mugged and shot in the head?

        That is often the fate of middleclass girls who try and socialise as she does.

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        • 139
          middleclass bimbos will buy everyone a pony says:

          Reminds me of the Lion tamer who smuggly shows how tame his lions are, a week later you read about him in the deceased pages after the lions had a snack.

          Delusional and tragic.

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    • 244
      Attila the casino banker says:

      Is Icelandic Ash a Legal High?

      Like

  17. 44
    nell says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/apr/20/nick-clegg-gordon-brown-flattery

    You have to feel sorry for gordon. First he publicly humiliates himself chasing publicly after omaha like a besotted teenage girl after a popstar and finds himself rebuffed. Then he changes focus and starts doing the same after Clegg. Clegg doesn’t seem any keener to encourage him than omaha was.

    More worrying for clegg though is that gordon wished him well today! Could the jonah curse be on the way?!

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    • 48
      here comes the Hung Parliament says:

      call me Dave wished him well the day after the debate

      Like

      • 61
        Engineer says:

        Dave, being a gentleman, might actually have meant it. Broon, being a bully, might have said it…..

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        • 72
          nell says:

          All the same Eng I think gordon sees cleggie as his only salvation, a lib/lab pact to keep him, the most failed hated pm of all time, in power in no.10.

          I wonder if it will work?

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          • Engineer says:

            Maybe. For a few months. Hung parliaments don’t seem to last in Britain. Vaguely recall someone saying we’ve had four in the last hundred years, and none of them lasted 12 months.

            It’s been said that Clegg wouldn’t form an alliance with a Labour party led by Brown. Liberal/Conservative seems just about possible, but unlikely, and Labour/Conservative even more unlikely. The nationalist parties could go anywhere to advance their causes. Minority government by the party with most seats, seeking concensus as they go along is possible, but a slow way of getting things done.

            I suppose we’ll all just have to see where we are on May 7th (or possibly 8th), and if nobody has a clear majority, watch the political horse-trading and economic meltdown as the world deserts Sterling and dumps gilts. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen.

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          • Doctor Mick says:

            Brown has to get re-elected as an MP before anything else. Why is that assumed to be a given?

            Like

          • Mad as hell and won't take it any more says:

            And Liebour are broke and so won’t be able to mount a proper election campaign, thank goodness,

            Like

  18. 50
    Balls says:

    I don’t think any of all 3 are up to it.

    liar brown

    vacuous Dave

    Pompous Nick

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  19. 54
    Leaky pipes says:

    Just seen a very open, optimistic yank that had 5 days added to his business trip. Didn’t seem to have a care in the world. Not like our Lord ‘I don’t have a clue whats going on’ Adonis refer to the equally retarded Milliband fuckwit. ‘We are doing all that we can’. Adsonis looks like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Man that would be some Nascar event, what with the numbers trying to mow that fucker down.

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    • 58
      Adonis says:

      does it show I’ve been smoking skunk

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    • 90
      nell says:

      “We’re doing all that we can” !!!!

      Indeed they are.

      Firstly gordon and militwit issue a statement to UK nationals in Spain trying to get home that they should get themselves to Santander as a navy ship will be there to pick them.

      People go there in their thousands and find that the ship is really there to pick up our lads that we’re trying to get home from Afghanistan. The ship has just 250 spare places that it can offer to UK civilians. So what are the thousands of others supposed to do that are now stranded in Santander with no money, no food and nowhere to sleep?

      Having made a pigs ear of that one gordon says this morning in a highly publicised radio programme that UK nationals in Spain trying to get home should make their way to Madrid where he already has 100 coaches waiting for them to bring them home. Surprise! surpris!, journalists in Madrid investigating that claim found it to be a complete lie. The British Embassy in Spain, which is doing as little as possible to help anyone, said it had no idea when such coaches might be available.

      A headless chicken called gordon comes to mind!!!

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      • 95
        Cast Iron Cameron's apologist minions says:

        Dave will fart away the Volcanic Ash clouds just as soon as all these CCHQ minions remove their head from his arse.

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        • 106
          nell says:

          Oh is that what gordon thinks??

          Never mind him putting a proper structured plan in place to get UK nationals home – blame it all on someone else .

          How about this gordon ? You could say this is Iceland’s petty revenge for what you tried to do to them over the financial crisis.

          That’d work wouldn’t it?? As long as no-one thought to blame you for your incompetence in issuing stupid statements, on an hourly basis, telling people first to go to calais, then madrid, then santander,running thousands of UK nationals ragged and depleting their already fraying resources , leaving them stranded, with nowhere to sleep, on the streets.

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          • Cast Iron Cameron's apologist minions says:

            I don’t give a fuck what Gordon thinks, he’s a cun’t.
            I’m not the one stupid & shallow enough to try and politicise a volcano.
            You are.

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          • nell says:

            Politicise a volcano?!

            Yes! Indeed! That’s precisely what gordon has done as he tries to gain some leverage in this difficult election!!!

            Like

          • the pissartist formerly known as tat says:

            Icelandic volcanoes are responsible for the nation’s unprecedented debt!

            Like

          • The IMF are coming to Tax the Banker Wankers says:

            Ahahahahahahahahahahaha.

            Like

      • 189
        Wonder Tits says:

        Dave could make much capitol out of this. But he won’t as he is a tit

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  20. 63

    Did anyone notice, the bus in the 60s had 4 wheels at the front, yet the Lib Dem bus had 4 wheels at the rear.

    I’m working on other things that are interesting.

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    • 67
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      The bus in the 60’s was known as a Chinese 6. Given the LibDems love-in with one of the most repressive nations on the Earth. I suggest that the future direction of any Parliamentary alliance with LibDems in it would be towards the authoritarian.

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    • 81

      It could also be because the shitter is at the back and has to bare an awful lot of excrement.

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    • 133
      Next stop, the Knacker's c.eng says:

      The Sixties coach with the ‘Chinese Six’ wheel configuration was the Bedford VAL.

      Sadly not a success.

      Sunk without trace in the history of bus and wheel configurations.

      Hopefully a liberal omen of things to come but don’t bet on it.

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  21. 69
    The Borg R Us says:

    just tried to post about internet tellys and got this.

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  22. 73
    T*he B*org R U*s says:

    hmm test..internet TV….will target each house hold …..with tailored news

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  23. 76
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Once Again
    Lets all laugh at Nick Cleggs Criminal Record

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7003100.stm

    do we really want a scrote who has done community service to run our country ?

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  24. 83
    fen says:

    it is NOT cleggmania.

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  26. 94
    Watch out the CIA is about says:

    Some yank just stuck a wad in my pocket and said vote for Nick buddy.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/iainmartin/2010/04/16/nick-clegg-your-guide-to-the-hottest-new-star-in-british-politics/

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  27. 96
    Clogg mania says:

    Do they still sell Cloggs?

    Like

  28. 100
    Icarus says:

    So Willie Walsh and other airline bosses said to Gordon “Look. This is fecking ridiculous. A bit of fecking dust isn’t going to bring down every fecking airliner in the northern hemisphere and if we don’t get our fecking planes back up in the air, there’ll be a few more on the fecking dole figures by next week”
    And Gordon crumbled.

    Is that right?

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    • 103
      Engineer says:

      What they forgot to take into account is that Gordoom is feckless.

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      • 273

        I think you mean he’s run out of fecks, after fecking the economy, fecking our liberties, fecking the future and fecking every fecking thing his clumsy fecking fingers could find to feck.

        You’d be temporarily feckless too, after that much fecking.

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  29. 102
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Yeah for Nick!!!!

    x x x x x

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  30. 105
    poXy factor says:

    So let me get this straight! They are all as bent as the vatican and we are voting for the politician who comes across as the least poxy to lead the country.

    Like

  31. 108
    Back in our constituencies, preparing for government says:

    We’re all thunderstruck.

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  32. 114
    one does, doesn't one says:

    How come it’s ok to attack Cameron for being posh but not Clegg?

    Clegg went to an ultra-posh public school, Westminster, and even had Louis Theroux as his fag.

    Let’s face it, Clegg is as much a man of the people as Macmillan.

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    • 122
      mashed swede says:

      “Louis Theroux, the documentary-maker, has claimed he used to wake Nick Clegg up in the morning when they were at boarding school together.”

      What were they doing, sharing a duvet?

      Like

      • 271
        Mandy's tumescent pinky says:

        And we all know what happens to waking young boys’ physiology first thing, don’t we? Phnar phnar…

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  33. 117
    Labour the Lie, deny then smear party says:

    I’ll vote for anyone or anything that destroys Gordon Brown and the Labour Party

    The whole rancid lot of them need investigating – their historic links to Soviet Russia, the present day corruption – particularly within Scotland – and the Truth behind our Gold sell off that just so happened to benefit one ‘in the know’ bank!!

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  34. 119
    Leaky pipes says:

    Just seen Eric Pickles on Sopel. Say what you like but he tried to stand his ground and promote the Big Society formula. Rawnsley did his best to shoot him down but he did well. I would love Camaron’s project to be successful. In France each community is just that, a community. Any dispute is sorted out by the Marie(senior parish councillor) and the locally living solicitor. Very effective way of settling all kinds of disputes. No need of Asbos whatsoever. urinates to magnificent grandeur ver our defunct system.

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    • 230
      FUEUSSR says:

      Eric Pickles is he still alive

      Like

    • 295
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I can almost hear the music to jean de florette. And see marcel marceu on an invisible fucking bike, smoking a baguette.

      It must be said that you don’t see drunken idiocy even in the roughest parts of outer paris. Thats nowt to do with the Marie though. Who in general are just a bunch of dicks who like to spend “the states money”.

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  35. 120
    Down with Brown! says:

    Cons 35 Lab 26 Lib Dems 26. Clegg bubble burst.

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  36. 123
    Down with Brown! says:

    Labour’s polling today:

    AR – 23%
    Populus – 28%
    YG – 26%
    Comres – 26%

    Goodbye Labour.

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  37. 126
    Going going GONE! says:

    So is the c*unt called Gordon Brown and his hag bag “wife” called it a day and jumped off a cliff yet?

    Brown – soon to be out

    Brown – the most repulsive piece of excrement ever to walk,sorry,mince.

    Brown – the impostor and charlatan

    Brown – out on My 7th

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  38. 130
    The Sleeper says:

    From Pravda….

    “Nick Clegg has been defending his proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants. “For those who have been here for a long time, can prove that since they arrived they haven’t broken the law, who speak English, who want to play by the rules, isn’t it better to get them out of the shadows of the economy and into the hands of the taxpayer? I think it’s just a smart, tough, sensible way of dealing with a problem which successive Conservative and Labour governments both created and then ignored.”

    I’m particularly interested in this line….”Can prove that they haven’t broken the law”

    Mr Bloody smarmy Clegg…they are illegal immigrants.There is a clue in there….by being illegal,they have broken the fucking law!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So are you saying that’s OK then?

    Why were they illegals,Mr Clegg…perhaps because they intended to break the bloody law..eh?

    Soft on everything,you people.

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    • 137
      noodles says:

      Very easy for a fucking immigrant like Clegg to say.

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      • 147
        The Sleeper says:

        And another thing for Soft Clegg to answer…..

        How the fuck are these illegals going to prove that they haven’t broken the law?

        As they’re fucking illegals,neither we or the police,or immigration officials know where they are ..let alone having criminal records? But if they do know where they are,and can prove the illegals haven’t broken the Law..why didn’t they fucking well deport them.

        Disgusting,misleading,cynical populist shit,Mr Clegg.

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  39. 134
    Dack Blog says:

    If I was Clegg I wouldn’t be too happy about this (including the red/yellow pic):

    http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/8133/front_pages_21st_april_2010.html

    Old anti-Midas Gordon could fuck up his chances at this rate!

    Then there’s chubby Pickles crooning sweet nothings on the Politics Show… what’s a new messiah to do?

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    • 148
      Canary Wharf Rat says:

      Jesus Christ. That lets the cat truly out of the bag. Vote Lib, get Lab. Vote Churchill, get Stalin!

      Like

      • 151
        I'm the Heir to Blair Tony Cameron (hear my soundbites roar!) says:

        Vote Dave Get Blair

        Like

        • 157
          Canary Wharf Rat says:

          Vote Dave Kill Blair’s brave new world (now bankrupt) and his fucking New Liars once and forall

          Like

      • 156
        Dack Blog says:

        Clegg needs to pull the plug on this idea sharpish if he wants to hold onto the poll surge.

        Like

        • 160
          Canary Wharf Rat says:

          You could not make this up! Gordon must loathe Clegg more than Cameron to come out so publicly!

          Like

          • Dack Blog says:

            I did wonder if it was an ingenious strategy to dull the LD vote. But then I thought, ‘Labour – ingenious? Nah.’ It’s just Gordon, as per, with delusions of grandeur.

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        • 163
          Broon is shitting himself too says:

          Gordoom may well want a pony too but he’s not getting that either.
          He’s finished.

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          • Canary Wharf Rat says:

            Oh well, it will be interesting watching Clegg extracting himself from this pile of Brown stuff!

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  40. 141
    nell says:

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Volcano-Ash-New-Iceland-Cloud-Heading-For-UK-Signalling-Further-Setbacks-For-Air-Passengers/Article/201004315609504?lpos=UK_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15609504_Volcano_Ash%3A_New_Iceland_Cloud_Heading_For_UK_Signalling_Further_Setbacks_For_Air_Passengers_

    OK folks, all British Airports are open at 10pm just as the second cloud of ash is predicted to cover the UK!!

    So why are they opening the UK airports ? gordon’s faceless spokesman (funny gordon is nowhere to be found now!) says that “the technical parameters for flying aircaft in volcanic ash have been raised following recent tests” and it is now deemed by gordon to be safe for the aircraft to fly!!

    Of course it is – Gordon thought he could make political capital from volcanic ash etc and now he has made a complete pigs ear of his attempt to produce a national programjme to get a million angry stranded UK nationals home , just before voting day!!

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    • 153
      your head is still lodged up Dave's arse love says:

      truly, truly desperate and shameless stuff
      it’s a volcano dear Gordon doesn’t fucking control it and niether does Dave

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      • 162
        nell says:

        Ask the million UK nationals stranded abroad , short of money, some ,living on the streets and sleeping in cars and shelters, what they think to your view.

        More importantly let gordon ask the question of himself , if he has that much depth which I doubt.

        1million stranded abroad and run ragged by his nonsense statements to go to calais, then santander then madrid and on and on.. and how many more uk millions related to those stranded people , watching powerless to help their relatives, will vote labour now?

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        • 166
          clueless nell says:

          Politicise a volcano?!

          Yes! Indeed!

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        • 171
          I'm the Heir to Blair Tony Cameron (hear my soundbites roar!) says:

          Is Dave Blair going to give a Cast Iron promise to be tough on volcanoesn tough on the causes of volcanoes ?

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          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

            Questions were being asked earlier as to why nearly all eu airports were back open
            yet our airspace is still closed
            while allother eu countries are getting their people home
            our fucking Clowns led by Coco Brown are still having meetings to grab the press attention instead of opening the airspace !

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    • 161
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      When the war ship picked up the troops they then started to let Brits on board
      But only brits sent there by the British embassy !
      so all the people who had gone out of their way to get there were left behind !
      on five live one unlucky passanger said when we heared that the government were sending ships we were over joyed
      then it was total dissapointment

      She said Wouldn’t it have been nice to arrive back in Britain and say “Thank You Mr Brown but no they can’t even get that right !
      ha ha ha ha !

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    • 167
      streamfisher says:

      Just wait till they start bragging about how they’ve reduced co2 emissions.

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      • 224
        nell says:

        Just wait until that million stranded uk nationals get home and tell their horror stories about how this labour government and the foreign office, uncaringly, ignored their plight and left them to their own devices , without money, without food, without support in foreign lands!!!

        They’ll all just about make it home before polling day , and then they as well as their other 5 or 6 relatives who will have worried about them as well, will all be going to the polling booth together!!!

        Stupid labour. Idiot gordon. Mr Bean indeed!!!

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    • 258
      If it's Brown, flush it down, if it floats, use your votes says:

      The Power of Nightmares gives some explanation and very amusing, 3 fantastic films due to go on sale untill sept 12th 2001, a bit too close to reality?

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      • 268
        AC1 says:

        Is that the program that claimed home grown islamic terrorism was overblown just before 8 muslims tried to blow up civilians on the tube and 4 succeeded and murdered 55 people.

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  41. 145
    Gordo the greek says:

    Come on Giido can’t
    you do a magical mystery tour for the poor buggers setting off on a coach from Madrid just as the planes start!

    Or in the navy with them setting off to the
    med just to turn around and come home with a ba jet overhead!

    Our pm – mr bean.

    Carry on up the volcano due for
    release soon.

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  42. 154
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    What has three eyes, no morals, four legs crooked toes,and one beard
    and is running around the country telling lies ?

    THE BROWNS !

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  43. 164
    Mad as hell and won't take it any more says:

    Just my few thoughts on why the masses have turned to Clegg without really a clue what he and party stands for (apart from voting for convicts, no Nuclear power and even closer integration with the EEC) rather than turning to the one party that can actually consign James Gordon Brown to the dustbin of History.

    Campbell, Bliar, Mandelson etc did such a fantastic propaganda job at the end of the last government that it is seared on the brains of poeple – Conservative = sleazy and corrupt.

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    • 198
      Next stop, the Knacker's Yard says:

      And even worse they tucked their shirts into their pants.
      Naturally they weren’t fit for power.

      BTW perhaps this explains why, after 13 years of Mandleslime’s Edukashun, today’s kids walk about with their shirts hanging out.

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  44. 168
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Fuck Battyboy Clegg and watch a man with real political passion
    A man with proper liberal instincts
    Welcome to his tea party

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  45. 172
    pissed off voter says:

    In ‘Seen Elsewhere’ there is a potential ray of sun shining through the political mire of dishonourable ‘honourables’. I refer to the telegraph story suggesting the possible return of Elizabeth Filkin.

    Please come back Elizabeth, your country needs you.

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  46. 173
    Moley says:

    Com Res

    Con 35%
    Lib 26%
    Lab 26%

    http://www6.politicalbetting.com/

    I think the seat predicitions have become junk. Probably the only way of getting something meaningful is to find out how much support Labour has lost.

    Labour is losing votes to conservatives, Lib Dems, B*P, it is not all going in one direction.

    Conservatives might gain some votes from labour but they are also losing votes to UKIP and the Lib Dems.

    Add in that every constituency is different and the conclusion has to be that all the polls are about as useful at predicting the outcome of the election as studying a chicken’s entrails.

    There is only one thing that is certain and that is that labour will lose a huge number of seats. Where those seats will go is anyone’s guess.

    It is very important that all the parties make it clear that the polls should be ignored when election day comes. The poll results are far too unreliable to be any guide to tactical voting.

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    • 179
      Satire! says:

      Con 35%
      Lib 26%
      Lab 26%

      There is only one thing that is certain and that is that labour will lose a huge number of seats. Where those seats will go is anyone’s guess.

      It is very important that all the parties make it clear that the polls should be ignored when election day comes. The poll results are far too unreliable to be any guide to tactical voting.

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    • 182
      It's now or never says:

      Go and vote. Spoil the ballot paper or throw a fit in the booth, but get your arse out there.

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  47. 177
    Fingers says:

    There’s only a couple of weeks until the election, surely he can’t do much more damage?

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    • 277
      Doctor Mick says:

      He’s probably done a lot more than we know but it won’t be revealed until he his kicked out and someone else can get a look at the books. Like any Ponzi scheme, by the time you find out it is already too late.

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    • 285
      Gorgon, the Moron's Moron says:

      Oh yes I can!

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  48. 185
    Make Your Mind Up Britain! says:

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  49. 186
    nell says:

    http://www2.politicalbetting.com/

    I wonder is this a pyroclastic flow against labour??!!

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  50. 190
    Anonymous says:

    Is it me or do the Labour mongs try to stare out any opposition that may be on the same panel? Even Adonis was trying it on Newsnight. They should be bitch slapped for their impudence.

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    • 209
      nell says:

      Only whilst they are trying to con us into believing that gordon’s decision to not allow planes to fly over the last few days was very different to his decision to now allow them to fly as an even more dense volcanic ash cloud is covering us!!

      Why is that??

      It can’t be can it?? because there are a million angry stranded UK nationals, who have been run ragged by gordons nonsensicle instructions to go first to calais, then to santander for a military ship( where thousands found themselves spending nights on the street with no hope of a passage home) and then to madrid ( where gordon’s promise of 100’s of coaches never materialised)!!!!

      The election looms!!!

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  51. 201
    Leaky pipes says:

    I would love to know what the environmentalists make of the sulpher dioxide content of the volcanic plume that is emmittiing in vast quantity. When it condenses it will fall as acid rain. Certainly competes with those gas guzzlers,eh? They have been very quiet? Ssssssshhhhhh as the Icelandic goddess Bjork might be inclined to say.

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  52. 206
    Peasant says:

    So if I have got this right there is Clegg and Cable… umm who else? Oh yest the rest of them who Murdoch has told his papers to ignore for the last decade.

    Hahahaha I will love to see Murdoch’s face when he finds out that this election is one that he could not fix.

    Hmmm, SkyNews is Murdoch’s isn’t it? Perhaps I have spoke too early, maybe he will make sure that the lights go out except for the ones on Cameron.

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    • 261
      If it's Brown, flush it down, if it floats, use your votes says:

      Sky is almost as biased as AljaBeeBa, the pro Tory message is failing on Sky

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    • 301
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Holy shit you are desperate. Got sitght of some internal Nulabour polling statistics have you. Wipe out comes to mind. NuLabour firmly in 3rd and lets face it thats a good showing considering the utter clusterfuck of a government they truly are. Not only can they not run a government they cannot run a bus company. At what point do NuLabour supporters wake up to smell the coffee? Of course, my mistake you need to have your family blown up by Brown with clear evidence his finger was on the switch. Then and only then will you shed your woollen coat.

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  53. 211
    Stig Iduppyarass says:

    Volcano is gud ya? Fucked up whole UK.Now just like Iceland.

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  54. 213
    Who's sorry now? says:

    Look how the tory trolls panic and spit venom at Clegg because he may feel more inclined to side with Labour instead of the Conservatives.
    Vile, small minded, vindictive little shits.

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      Anonymous says:

      Surely it’s well past your bedtime gayboy.

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      • 302
        Brown's a Tosser says:

        The Tories venom! The only venom in this campaign sofar has come from NuLabour. The Tories and Lib/Dems have kept this pretty clean so far. They have both fired negs at NuLabour hardly surprising given the record over the last 13 years its ripe and easy pickings.

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    • 222
      QWERTY says:

      Clegg is fucking useless but he’s slagging off the one eyed c u n t every 5 minutes.

      I actually hope he does back the jock mong, Lord Fondelbum will shaft him and St Vince quicker than a drugged up beeboid in a room full of Romanian rent boys.

      The jock mong will carry on spending by getting Ed Balls to crank up the pound printing machines and Clegg and St Vince will be left to carry the can.

      Taxes will rise, Clegg won’t get the political reform he wants nor will he get his 10K tax threshold. All he will get is a sore bleeding arse and a smiling Lord fondelbum.

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    • 259
      Wee Jimmy says:

      Who wouldn’t spit venom at a naive little lying surrender monkey c*nt who sucks up to a big mad bullying debt monkey Stalinist c*nt and connives to turn the country into an economic desert and a haven for a bunch of knife-carrying benefit leeches and foreign criminals.

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  55. 226
    FUEUSSR says:

    Is that Cleggs EUrophile bus on its way to Calais.
    With Tony Blair’s Pedo Priests on Board, with Gordond Glass spigal it all started underground in Americi (OOps those Ruskies have planes there no we do who am I Stop me I’m mamamamama

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  56. 227
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Worth a read. Apologies if already listed

    http://thelabourlegacy.blogspot.com/

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  57. 228
    Moley says:

    From the Times, re its latest Populus poll.

    “Nearly half the public – 49 per cent – claim to have watched last Thursday’s TV debate, more than twice as many as did in reality. Of those who said they watched, 45 per cent said it made them more likely to back the Lib Dems and 7 per cent less likely”.

    It’s an interesting control question.

    So if half the people in the poll were clearly lying, how accurate is it?

    Or is it the viewing figures which are junk? How do they calculate those?

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  58. 229
    Kill the Labour criminals says:

    Labour is surrendering.

    http://prodicus.blogspot.com/

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  59. 231
    David Davis says:

    I would have suported St georges day unlike pulic Schoolboy XXX factor Hoon Or Camerhoon Frisp

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  60. 234
    10K_Cleggie says:

    I’m almost as famous as Susan Boil now!

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  61. 248
    Ed Balls says:

    Did I ever tell you that I wear my Carl Zeiss Jena binoculars when I go to the public urinal, it makes me feel so confident seeing such a big cock!

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    Briony Gorsefire says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/apr/20/travellers-failed-rescue

    “British travellers frustrated over government’s failed rescue

    HMS Ocean and HMS Ark Royal fail to arrive at Calais despite promises made by prime minister Gordon Brown

    As they peered out to sea from the terminal cafeteria, however, stranded passengers looked in vain for the floating hulk of HMS Ocean or HMS Ark Royal.

    Though officials were reluctant to be openly critical of the British government’s announcement, French sources in Calais made no secret of their irritation behind closed doors.

    “You tell me what we’re supposed to do with that,” said one official, gesturing to a printed picture of the two ships on his desk. “They are big, they are long. To get either of them into the port or out of it would take longer than the actual crossing.””

    FFS!

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      They could probably dock happily at Cherbourg, plus there is (or used to be) the old Atlantic Liner terminal there which could be used for dossing down in.

      Mind you, it was 30 years ago the last time I was there, stuck for four days while the French fishermen blockaded the ferry port over diesel prices. There was so much trouble between the Brit tourists and the Frogs that they had to call the riot police in to keep order. I scored a direct hit on one of the trawlers’ radars from about 50 yards with a rock, to which the fishermen replied with marine flares fired at the crowd of hooligans on the dockside. Then the bloody CRS came and spoiled the fun.

      Happy days!

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      The ferrys aren’t full. Its a piece of piss getting from Calais to dover.

      A bit of dim journalism. the folks in the terminal cafe are frustrated that they can’t get a free ride on a warship when they’re actually about to board a ferry. With cafes and slot machines and whisky for sale? Bollocks.

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  64. 275
    Gordon's routemaster convoy says:

    There you are Dave, you say something a little bit brave about scroungers – no-one died now did they?

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  65. 283
    It's time to take the wheels off Clegg's Band Wagon before it's too late says:

    Zinging editorial from the Mail……..the electorate is sleepwalking towards economic disaster led by “Obama” Clegg and his Magical Mystery X Factor Tour. and it’s time for the electorate to realise that this isn’t the final of Strictly Come Dancing and start getting real otherwise come Friday 7th May they’ll wake up to the worst hangover they’ve ever experienced

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1267628/DAILY-MAIL-COMMENT-Its-time-voters-wake-real.html

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  66. 284
    The 'right-on' Phoney '£rd Way' Bliar says:

    Remember ‘Cool Britannia’?

    That was me, that was.

    And you prob voted for me too!

    But hey – trust me – I’m a straight sorta rich guy!

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  67. 288
    10K_Cleggie says:

    Clunk Clegg!- Every Trip!

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  68. 289
    Vince Cable says:

    I am not doing any deals with that fucking yuppie Nick Clegg.

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  69. 292
    Britains Abroad says:

    Fancy Gordon Brown telling Britains stranded abroad that there were hundreds of coaches waiting to take them home.

    You can just imagine him in 1943 telling victims in the death camps that Allied troops were within hours of liberating them.

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  70. 299
    The Archbishop of Canterbury says:

    Is Brown shit – or is shit brown?

    My shit is always brown – except when it is yellow.

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      Sir William Waad says:

      That contradicts the findings of the scientific paper “On Chromatic Variations in Archiepiscopal Excreta” by Heeve, Pushtout and Plopp (University of Krappsville, 1988).

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  71. 303
    Gay Gordon says:

    Please please please let me be Prime Minister. I’ll say anything,I’ll do anything, I’ll take all the medication you give me. Just let me be PM.

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  72. 305
    Gordon You are a Fuckwit says:

    All very amusing to watch from New Zealand. My old country is properly fucked it would seem.

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  73. 306
    50 Calibre says:

    O/T, but worth a quick read…

    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

    A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

    A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

    A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

    At the rate the UK government is spending it a £billion ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes.

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  74. 308
    Brown's Buggered Britain says:

    It’s John Sergeant all over again – everyone knows he’s crap really, but they are prepared to support him just to be perverse.

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  75. 309
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Meet the SWAGs (Service Wives And Girlfriends), whose cheeky naked calendar has raised £26,000 for Help For Heroes

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1267500/Meet-SWAGS-Service-Wives-And-Girlfriends–cheeky-naked-calendar-raised-26-000-Help-For-Heroes.html

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  76. 310
    Eileen Critchley says:

    Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

    Pick and mix is back.

    All publicity is good publicity.

    Get yourself a decent leader Guido and I’ll be back – this is still a pro Tory site isn’t it?

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      Coffin Dodger says:

      Who next to ‘lead’ the Tory tendency – after May 7?

      A real person next time? – or a PR composite?

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  77. 314

    Time to bring back Menzies Campbell:

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      T Crapper dot com says:

      Did you hear about the skeleton who walked into a bar and asked for a pint and a mop?

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  78. 317
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Lets all laugh again at Nick Cleggs Criminal Record
    ha ha ha ha ha

    I mean do we really want The Glib-Bumbs Equivalent of Ronnie Kray
    running the country ?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7003100.stm

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  79. 319
    Gorfoons Blownit all says:

    O/T Willie Walsh played a game of poker with Gordon last night – look who won.
    Well done Wille.
    Let all learn we don’t need to believe the rubbish that comes from this Gordon and co on Tax cuts, Pulling out of the EU or so called global warming to name but a few.

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