April 30th, 2010

Thatcherism Redux

Even the Guardian made Cameron the winner of the TV debate and inside Steve Hilton something will have died. Last night the CCHQ team in the back room cheered heartily when their champion came off stage. Why?

There were no mentions of worthy ‘Big Society’ concepts, no vacuous ‘vote blue, go green’ slogans. Time worn, winning Tory messages were pitched; tougher immigration rules, tackling welfare dependency, lower business taxes, sound money and smaller government.   Result? Clear win for the Tory leader.

Labour were pinning their last hope on Gordon triumphing on the economy with his ‘substance’. He actually bombed on the substance of the economy – why Labour strategists thought the man who promised he had abolished ‘boom and bust’ could win on the economy baffles Guido.  Tractor stats don’t win votes.

At the time it was being spun the Hilton-Fink modernising agenda helped detoxify the Tory brand in the broadsheets and at the BBC, it appealed to the metropolitan media, the commentariat and most of those who shape the public discourse.  It succeeded in gaining the Tories a hearing they didn’t have for over a decade. It  played well to essentially the elite Newsnight watching class. On the doorstep it gets no real cut through.  The time worn, vote winning Tory message was once again on offer last night.

The attack on Brown for confusing the economy with the state was unanswerable, why hasn’t that line been pushed harder in the never ending public spending debate? Clegg was noticeably at his best last night when he stole Tory themes, like cutting personal taxes. The new old message and the revitalised perfomance of Dave himself may have been broadcast just in time to hold off the LibDem surge. We’ll find out this time next week…


640 Comments

  1. 1
    W.W. says:

    Blairs back today, there’s another couple of % off the Labour polls.

    W.W.

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      How is Dave going to be tough on immigration? says:

      And how can we have tougher immigration rules when anyone in Europe can just walk in, use our schools, use our hospitals, expect all benefits and a roof over their heads?

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        Peter Grimes says:

        6 Change the rules, Numpty so that to get housing and some other benefits you have to have lived here legally for 5 years. Other EU countries use such rules.

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        • 48
          How is Dave going to be tough on immigration? says:

          So why didn’t Dave say he would change the rules? Clegg did ask him about how he would deal with European immigration (which I suspect Clegg would do nothing to stop). These are the immigrants that Mrs Duffy is concerned about.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Why did Cameron not say he would stop gold plating all the rules. The rules are quite reasonable if you believe “size matters” i.e the EU story. It is the interpretation that is wrong. You could implement the same rules in a quite different way if you wanted.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            “So why didn’t Dave say he would change the rules? ”

            Coz he was being honest? (Really not fit for the job is he?)

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          • Colonel Nut says:

            Mrs Duffy is a former council worker.She would have learned not to make any comment in public that could be interpreted as racist and sackable.The term “East European” is beginning to be used as auphemism for complaints about mass immigration in general, ,people feeling less fearful of complaining publicly about white immigrants.

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          • Jan says:

            Agree with Colonel Nut about European immigration. It’s easier to complain about whitey coming from the east. People do not understand that Arabs and people from the sub-continent are Caucasians,so this ‘racism’ tag is a load of rubbish.As for council workers, I believe that many council workers are furious about immigration but know that if they mention this at work they could be sacked. Free speech is dead. Even in Tory boroughs.
            I see that Lady Diana (Abbott) has been writing again about the benefits of unfettered immigration. She is deluded.Does she not realise that people who came from the Caribbean in the 50s and 60s, who settled her legally are also losing out? People who have arrived since Nu-Liebor came to power are putting a strain on all services and taking jobs.For her the more immigrants (legal and illegal) the merrier.She gains more power championing their cause. The new arrivals will settle in her constituency as it is such a dump and they can hide.As people move up the social ladder why would they vote for her? She wants to keep people in their place.It is in her interest to have new waves of arrivals year after year needing her help with immigration problems.

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          • Batty Hattie Harmanescu says:

            Indeed, why is the UK so easy going of immigrants from the EU. It surely can’t be EU law. I worked in the Netherlands for a few years. To get my official “permission to remain document” which is required to access services get credit etc. I had to show contract of employment, private health insurance, birth certificate and lease docuemtation for my flat, also a lengthy interview with the immigration police.

            If, as a collegue of mine did, not bother with the health insurance bit. Having an accident, no health insurance and a badly broken leg got her deported after treatment. Being an EU citizen didn’t seem to be a bar being kicked out of the Netherlands. Why doesn’t the UK operate a similar policy.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            to Hattie:
            surprising innit? Basically for many things Britain has fewer regulations and red tape than all sorts of European countries.

            That would be great and admirable – but it creaks a lot when EU citizens move freely (well, it wouldnt creak if it was a few thousand from the richer countries … which was probably what “they” had in mind).

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            48 There you go – the Gurning Gordon trick of saying that if you don’t say you are going to do something, you will do the opposite. He didn’t say that he wouldn’t eat two children a day for breakfast either. Does that mean he will? How many things did BLiar/Brown promise to do that they did not do? Promise too much and you get slated by the fickle electorate who like pretty boy Cloggy.

            Cammy is trying not to frighten the sheeple too much before he unleashes the (necessary) forces of hell upon the workshy and illegal immigrants.

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          sockpuppet #4 says:

          I was vaguely under the impression that some such rules already exist.
          Do Polish folks get income support or get housed by the council?

          NHS is a bit odd being so easy to turn up and get treatment.
          But the alternatives are you having to turn up at casuality with a chequebook (been there-spain), or have to have some sort of identity cards, letters, forms to get treatment (France).

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          • Free movement does not mean social security (except in UK) says:

            Try getting hospital or other treatment in Germany without the correct paperwork….impossible.

            I don’t get this anyone from the EU business. Elsewhere in EUland it’s three months and if no job (or means of support) plus evidence of health insurance, you are out. It is then a police matter and gets recorded through Schengen. Move to another country, Schengen follows you.

            Britain runs a shockingly lax regime.

            PS EU immigration is only some 20% and most intend to return to their homelands. Immigration from outside the EU is 80%; this is where the real problem is.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            What do they chuck you out for?

            Which country actually knows whether you’ve stayed 3 months?
            For example: I rekon you could live in france for bloody years and they’d not notice (you’d have to not get ill though).

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            ‘not get ill’ – rather defeats your trollish arguments’ sockpuppet!

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        • 62
          Andy Coulson's Mouthpiece says:

          Too little too late. Not a gamechanger.

          Keep on spinning, the tracker polls will tell the real story soon enough.

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          • Naked Gordon says:

            Sneer sneer mr Mouthpiece, betrays your fear.

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          • Andy Coulson's Mouthpiece says:

            Fear of what exactly ?
            Wavy Davy ? LOL! Hardly. He’s the featherweight Heir to Blair.
            The Sun ? Dave’s numbers have tanked ever since they backed him
            The polls ? They all point to a hung parliament.

            It’s pretty obvious who’s clutching at straws if you seriously think last night was enough to win the election.

            Less than a week to go.
            Postal votes already out.
            Not looking good for Dave Blair and his lickspittles.
            Not looking good for Shit Brown and his lickspittles.
            Everyone else is laughing though.

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          • Naked Gordon says:

            Ooooh long reply from ‘Mouthpiece’. Anger, fear, you have them all along with a short fuse and a lovely crispy thin skin.

            Love using the word ‘lickspittle’ dontcha? That is because it is the word that describes you best, whoever you troll for.

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          • Andy Coulson's Mouthpiece says:

            No reply to the facts.
            Your reply is childish wittering and feeble impotent attempts to troll from a frightened furious little lickspittle who knows time is fast running out.

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          • Mdme Defarge says:

            Utter rubbish. Bit concerned you said the postal votes are out…so are the police in several locations investigating complaints of irregularities.

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          • Mr Ned says:

            Brown is a B.I.G.O.T.

            Brown
            Is
            Gone
            On
            Thursday!!!

            LMAO

            Car crash campaign

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          • Mr Ned says:

            Labour’s latest car crash of a poster campaign is saying,

            “If you are so stupid that you let your six year old choose who you vote for… Vote Labour”

            Or,

            “We treat our supporters like they have a mental age of six”

            Or,

            “Our educational policies have failed so badly that the average school leaver still writes like a six year old”

            Or lastly, but most accurate, honest and most sinister:,

            “Labour’s educational policy: We indoctrinate your children to support labour so that you don’t have to!”

            If you are a grown up and can think for yourself, can rationalise and understand things like an adult, then obviously you will not be voting labour!

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          • Charlie Whelan ate my hampster says:

            The only way Cameron can halt the LibDem surge is by playing the EU card.
            Do peop[le not realise that Clegg is an EU fanatic? – he will hand (what’s left of) the country’s Govt over in every way, inc joining the Euro!

            Cameron MUST play this card NOW and hard

            Btw, Blair looks like shit, wha thas happened to him?

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        • 74
          Anonymous says:

          Other countries do not have psychopathic leadership that thinks it knows best.

          There is no empathy with voters, just tradition, and lies.

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          Mdme Defarge says:

          Have you read the manifesto? It says:
          “We will be positive members of the European Union but we are clear that there should be no further extension of the EU’s power over the Uk without the British people’s consent. We will ensure that by law no future government can hand over areas of power to the EU or join the Euro without a referendum of the British people. We will work to bring back key powers over legal rights, criminal justice and social and employment legislation to the Uk.”

          THis means they will change the rules. If a UK citizen goes to live and work in a number of EU states they usually have to sign an agreement saying they have their own resources and will not have to rely on benefits. We can do exactly the same here.

          They have also said theyw ill reduce the State and crack down on benefits – that will include benefits for European children who have never stepped foot in the UK.

          Yesterday I received a leaflet from the Conservative candidate which also said they would repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights. This is straight out of the Plan by Hannnan and Carswell. As we all know a lot of the rights to benefits and not being able to deport many individuals is down to the HRA.

          Furthermore…look at Greece…and Portugal (and Spain is waiting in the wings). The Euro is over. The Germans can prop Greece up for a while but in the end they will drop out of the Euro. The dream is over and with it the European project. The Tories know this all they need to do is quietly take back our powers and watch while the whole ridiculous EUSSR project collapses. It will go back to being what it used to be – EFTA.

          There will be no hung parliament. We have very tough times ahead but we may well be starting to get our country back.

          Trolls weep at the car crash that is Gordon Brown and his band of brothers.

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          • Cast Iron Cameron says:

            “Today, I will give this cast-iron guarantee: if I become PM a Conservative government will hold a referendum on any EU treaty that emerges from these negotiations.”

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          • Mr Ned says:

            The Labour leadership should be giving John Major a MASSIVE vote of thanks.

            IF we had followed labour’s and the Liberal’s demands in the early 1990’s to join the Euro when it was being set up, then had Brown in charge of our economy as long as he has been, then we would be even more fucked than Greece as we would not be able to use interest rates to prevent complete collapse of our economy.

            Thank God that John Major did NOT listen to the often hysterical anti-British rantings of labour and the liberals back then!

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          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            John Major improves, as time goes by, like a fine Burgundy.

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          • Mr Ned says:

            ““Today, I will give this cast-iron guarantee: if I become PM a Conservative government will hold a referendum on any EU treaty that emerges from these negotiations.””

            Which was Further clarified on MANY occasions with “IF I am in power to do so BEFORE the treaty is ratified!”

            This was hammered home on many many many occasions. What I wanted to know at that time was, IF the treaty is ever ratified, without a referendum due to labour and liberal lies and betrayal, THEN what would you do? They consistently refused to answer that and the answer was OBVIOUSLY NOT going to be a pointless and powerless referendum about the treaty. The ratification would be the train leaving the station. At the point of ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, the “this far but no further” option died. The only options left are in or out!

            Cameron kept his word right up until he was finally unable to get the power to prevent the ratification due to labour and Liberal betrayal.

            Cameron’s tories consistently voted how they promised to vote up until (as they promised) the treaty was finally ratified.

            Now it would be a waste of money and time to have a pointless referendum solely on the “Lisbon treaty” as the rest of the EU now has the power to prevent us from “opting out” or re-negotiating it. FACT.

            IF we had a referendum on the “Lisbon Treaty” now, nobody would bother voting in it because they KNOW nothing can be done about it.

            The ONLY realistic choice now is do we accept Lisbon and go on to a fully integrated EU? Or do we withdraw from the EU?

            We cannot detain the EU train at the station as it has already left with us denied a vote ENTIRELY and SOLELY down to Labour and liberal lies and betrayal in Parliament.

            the tories voted AGAINST the treaty and FOR a referendum consistently and fought as hard as they could for a referendum up until it was ratified.

            They have also consistently never wavered or changed their policy on membership of the EU itself and this is where I part company with the Conservatives. They have ALWAYS wanted to be IN Europe, but not RUN BY Europe. That is STILL their policy today and it has not changed one bit. This is why there will not be a referendum on the EU, as they are NOT in favour of withdrawal.

            I think that now the train has left the station with a destination of an integrated singular state called the EU, it is time we had a say on whether we stay on the train or get off it. We no longer have a say on the route or the destination.

            The tories have always been in favour of being on the train pissing out, rather than outside the train pissing in. They have just never publicly been in favour of the destination.

            I am a strong believer in giving credit where credit is due and Cameron did everything that the law empowered him to do to get a referendum whilst it was still viable. EXACTLY AS HE PROMISED.

            Other discontents taking ONE solitary phrase out of context and misrepresenting it as a referendum on EU membership itself, or as a promise on a referendum even when it is pointless in law, is wrong.

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          • St George Weeps says:

            Or do we withdraw from the EU?

            Is it feasible to do so, seriously ?

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          confused says:

          Same in Italy too…..how come we don’t take the same approach in this country?

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        Sir William Waad says:

        Most immigrants work hard. As a business owner, I would rather employ an eastern European or Nigerian who is tough, hardworking and doesn’t understand the concept of a ‘tea break’ than some native oik who’s loafed around at school for 11 years and learnt nothing except that the world owes him/her a living.

        So many of our people don’t have the gumption to move 50 miles from a town where there are no jobs to one where there are, let alone move 5,000 miles to a strange country in search of a better life.

        The question is whether mass immigration is a sensible policy for an overcrowded country with mass uneployment and a sclerotic public administration. It suits chaps like me but it certainly doesn’t help the broad masses of the people.

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          sockpuppet #4 says:

          I went to a pub the other day full of rough northerners. even by my standards. and I am quite clearly a northern oik.

          I’d rather be served by a smiling young polish lady rather than a stoutly built betty-of-coronation-street-a-like.

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          • Truthteller says:

            Go and live in Poland then.

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          • Jan says:

            ‘smiling Polish lady…’ you must be joking. People from the former Soviet block are not very good at customer services.I don’t like all the cheesy American ‘have-a-nice-day’ fake attitude but it appears to me that most eastern Europeans are the exact opposite.They do not ‘do’ smiling,friendly and efficient.You ask the people who come to Ireland expecting to be served by friendly Irish staff only to get attitude from some charmless,lumpen east European prole. The Irish have bags of charm and nothing is too much trouble,the imports are just the opposite.

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          Romulus and Remus says:

          Go and look at the maternity ward of your average hospital. Notice anything?

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          • Curious says:

            Babies?

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          • Young Tarquin says:

            Yes, there are only women giving birth. That’s what’s happened under Labours ‘equality’ laws. It’s outragous, still Blairs back in town with a sack full of money to throw at the undecided.

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        • 116
          Anonymous says:

          You can always get up and go and move to where they live.

          There is a hint of modern day slavery to expect your profits to come from relocating vast amounts of people.

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          • Marcus says:

            Arse. Slaves didn’t “relocate” over the Atlantic, they were forcibly transported. East Europeans come to the UK voluntarily to do the jobs dole scum can’t be arsed to do. Good luck to them I say.

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          • Road_Hog says:

            That’s why all politicians love immigration. The Marxist left love them because it is their way of breaking up the country and Tories love it because it causes wage deflation, which is great if you’re running a business, but not so great if you’re trying earn more than enough to pay the rising bills and mortgage.

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            What bit about Dave’s point about the ‘government’ not being the ‘economy’ didn’t you get, Road Kill?

            Cheaper labour costs means more profit to tax. Under the current ‘government’, tax revenues have gone up year on year but have been spent on ever growing welfare costs.

            Net result – no benefit to anyone.

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          • Truthteller says:

            So all the East Europeans that came here are working? I suppose you call the begging and thieving by the Romanian Gypsies, work. Are you able to do a degree on begging and thieving at some pisspot university?

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          • ‘Are you able to do a degree on begging and thieving at some pisspot university?’

            Yeah, Thames Valley.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Marcus. The definition of slavery has nothing to do with the Atlantic.

            It was around for many years before that bit of water was ever called the Atlantic, and always involves relocation of people outside their culture. That is the common factor. Do not redefine the word slavery for your own aims.

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          • Anonymous – do you have your own definition for racism as well.

            You are ‘jo fat fuck brand’, and i claim my piece of eight.

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          • Jan says:

            What about the one million WHITE slaves stolen by the Phoenicians, all from western Europe? What about the slaves still being enslaved today across Africa? Alll we hear about is wicked white people enslaving black people.No slaves captured by the Arabs survived. They say that the reason for the decline of west African countries was that slavery was discouraged by the British. But of course whitey gets blamed for the slave trade which has been going on for thousands of years. Just think if we had not been involved with the slave trade we might not have had to put up wth likes of Diane Abbott,Darcus (windbag) Howe and Paul Boateng.Where is PB and his lovely wife Janet now?You know,the very grand people of colour who went to South Africa and treated the local workers like dirt so had to leave.Hahahaha.

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        Can't remember my moniker says:

        So the debates are now over. Forget it all. It may as well have not happened.

        The only beneficiary has been Nick who obtained equal billing. That was gained at the cost of allowing better cross-examination, which was frankly pitiful.

        The only outright loser has been Brown.

        Some words in the English language are going to have to be redefined. We all thought we knew what “fucked” meant. Well, no one alive today has any conception of “The-New-Order-Fucked”. Fucked way beyond the limits of the fuck fuck fuckity-fucked fuckdom of fuckery that we are so used to now.

        Look at this exchange:

        Balls: “How should we pay off debt?”
        Glaswegian Labour supporter in Morley: “You have to chip away at it. You have to pay it off gradually…. because we do have to live within our means.”

        Yes, a trillion pounds before the end of the year, and rising! At the rate of the five quid a week she is thinking of, it will take nineteen thousand million years to pay off. Before we even think about interest. We will have morphed into Brontosauri by then FFS.

        And if she gives the money to Balls, he will trouser it anyway!

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        • 119
          Mr Ned says:

          I agree with every word, well wrote.

          The scale of it is simply beyond the boundry of most people’s comprehension, so let’s add the scale another way.

          The size of the calamatous clusterfuck of the “Black Wednesday” was so massive that it put the tories out of power for a generation…

          It was a massive hit to this country and made more exceptional that it all happened in one day.

          The current deficit is the equivalent of a “Black Wednesday” every single WEEK for the past year!

          As you say, It redefines “fucked” to the extent that normal fucked is a pick-nick. We are utterly and comprehensively fucking fuckery fuckedalisciously fucking fuck-a-doodle fucked fucking fucking fuckery fucked over by a fucking fuckocracy of fuckmuppets that ‘fucked’ fails utterly to convey how fucking fucked we all are.

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          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            And here is the turkey:

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          • Tulkinghorn says:

            That video is required viewing!

            Can Ed Balls be the most loathsome biped ever to stalk the Earth?

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          • Spank Sinatra says:

            Seconded (or indeed thirded). Since King says we are stratospherically fucked there really is little left to be added. What amazes me is that many seemingly highly intelligent & successful friends and colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds/disciplines simply refuse to acknowledge the scale of the problem to come. Hopeless!

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          • Engineer says:

            Interesting that the scale of the problem is finally starting to sink into the skulls of the Great British Public. They were quite heated about it on Question Time last night. Not all of them “get it” yet, or they’d have lynched Balls on the spot, but gradually, they’re getting there.

            That offers some hope to an incoming government that the need for drastic measures might at least be understood, if not exactly popular.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Actually this woman says something which is at the heart of how we are governed and we would do well to listen to her. She said

            “because we do have to live within our means ”

            Exactly, now tell that to Gordon Brown !!!!!

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          • Anonymous says:

            The Balls duo are obviously doing their thing for prudence. Who the fuck advised Yvette Cooper to shop at Oxfam for her clothes. The only person, apart from Ed, who would have been attracted to her outfit on aljabeeba last night would have been the Yorkshire Ripper. Get my gist, she looked like your average slapper

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          • Megan says:

            I didn’t think it was possible for me to hate Ed Balls more than I already do, but that video has taken my level of loathing to a previously undiscovered depth! No matter who forms the government next Friday, it can only be for the benefit of every man, woman & child in this country, that the odious, vile Balls be cast out forever into the political wilderness where he belongs.
            Ed, the champagne’s on ice, and I and millions of others can’t wait to toast your political demise on the morning of May 7th.

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          • Uranus, The Magician says:

            Fucking fucked fuckers?

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          • An expert in these matters says:

            Looks like we’re fucked then by the fucking fucker who promised AFuckedUpFutureForAll and the Boom of End ‘n Bust aided and abetted by the fucking fucked up fucking fucker who fucks that big mouthed leering twat and sits in judgement on yooman roits – another horrible fuckwitted fucker who fucking well makes a living out of all the fucking fucked up loors this corrupt and vile crowd of fuckers have fucking well forced on poor old Britain.

            Fuck them!

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          • Gladys Pew says:

            Yup and that scotch twat in the video below shows how blissfully unaware of all of this the ‘working class’ voter is. It’s pitiful.

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        • 134
          Quantrill says:

          Brown flocked
          Clegg flocked
          Cameron still manages to lose the election.

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      • 386
        Desperate Dan says:

        According to official ONS figures, Europeans represent less than 30% of immigrants. Its a pity Cameron didn’t know that figure last night so he could have put Clegg back in his box.

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        • 443
          Cassandrina says:

          Absolutely right as this stupid figure came from an article in the Economist and is taken totally out of context.
          Cable was asked about this on the Toady Programme and came up with the “fact” that it meant worker immigrants – Wrong Again.
          30-35% is now the accepted figure from the EC – and again the Moslem influx with extended families is not mentioned by any party or leader – political correctness gone mad.
          The leader of Immigration Watch was on the PM Programme yesterday and took the bbc to task stating they had NEVER had him on to discuss immigration.
          Steady Eddie came back with a record of an interview in 2006 and again in 2008. Immigration Watch retorted correctly that these were to discuss asylum seekers and not immigration.
          PC still in operation and in good health in the bbc in spite of Eddie’s efforts.

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      Praguetory says:

      The public knows that we need a proper right wing government, so can somebody put Fink/Hilton out to grass?

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      • 274
        Jabbb the Cat says:

        Out to grass? Hmm…round the back of the cow shed and two taps behind the left ear would be more humane and fitting. Fink is a complete tosser, reminds me of that other wet wanker from years gone by, James Prior.

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        • 561
          Gordon is killing Labour, rejoice! says:

          LOL, indeed he does, I had completely forgotten that particular dripping tosser.

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    • 13
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Cameron was good but the spin about Clegg is unbelievable. Clegg: looked uncomfortable and the “these two” mantra after a while becomes trivial, he kept going over the same thing and sometimes talked alot and said nothing. He really looked out of his depth. And credit where credit is due to my great surprise Brown did much better than anyone expected. The big point that came across was it our taxpayer money and who do you trust to spend it.

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      • 23
        PM says:

        At the end of the day the real question is out of those three who would make a good PM?

        Brown? Tried that and failed.
        Clegg? Tends to get too excited and comes out with childish remarks.
        Cameron? Best of a bad bunch IMHO

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        • 129
          W.W. says:

          I agree, I think Clegg was grating in this debate, Brown wasn’t disasterous, but that smile at the end was a killer.
          When he did it my dog ran around the back of the sofa.

          Who ever gets in it’s not going to be pretty.

          W.W.

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          • vote vote vote for Jacqui says:

            Why bring Margaret Hanging Baskets Beckett into this?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Strange , when my kids saw him smile they said he reminded them of that nice gentlemsn down the road who invites them into his shed for sweets and to sit on his lap.

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        • 171
          Cinna says:

          It’s obvious from the results of last nights debate that whatever Brown says the public have lost what little remaining faith that they may still have had.

          Nothing he could say last night, or in the coming days, can rescue him from the dustbin of politics. Hopefully we will not have to put up with this sociopath with the rictus grin and vile temper for very much longer.

          Good riddance!

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      • 46
        Committee for a Free Britain says:

        Debate 3 ICM AR YouGov ComRes Populus
        Cameron 35% 36% 41% 35% 38%
        Clegg 27% 30% 32% 33% 38%
        Brown 29% 23% 25% 26% 25%

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      • 75
        Liar Clegg says:

        Clegg also lied about “80% of immigration coming from Europe”

        The real figure is 30% FFS

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        • 120
          Fatbloke on Tour says:

          Clegg is a gimp without the gimp suit.

          I love Gordon, but even I have to admit Cameron came out on top by miles.

          Can you stuff humble pie up your arse?

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          • Mong Alert says:

            Fucking Hell!
            It’s a mong trying to do impressions.

            Stick to retarded posts of your own as that isn’t even close to Fat Bloke.

            No C man no spunky spunky, fucking amateur hour.

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          • Naked Gordon says:

            Obviously an impression, that was the point you dumb tit.

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          • Mong Alert says:

            And you’re shit at it you twatty fuckstick.

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          • stilyagi_air_corps says:

            Welcome back, Operative TaT! Nice to hear from you! You’re covert posts have become a bit bland since they made you line-manager at CREEPM HQ – good to hear you back doing what you do best, slagging off the chromosomally over-endowed from behind the safety of a taxpayer-funded firewall. All for a Good Cause, eh?

            See you down the Dole Office next Friday, cripple!

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          • DUH says:

            SAC aims, fires and completely misses.
            No change there then!

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      • 127
        The IMF is coming says:

        Clegg is a one trick pony

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        • 151
          The MFI are coming with some furniture says:

          And his trick was to relegate Brown to third place in 3 weeks while Cameron’s trick was to lose a 28 point lead.

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        • 181
          Zaragon says:

          and a hypocrite. He made a fat profit on the house he bought in Brussels

          http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/27/nick-clegg-expenses-mep-brussels

          His defence is that the EU housing payment is an allowance not expenses – no receipts required – therefore he bought the house with his ‘own’ money. But the H of C housing payments are also an allowance – ‘Additional Costs Allowance’ – it’s just that the fees office required receipts to ensure the money was actually being spent on housing. In practice there is no difference. Clegg bought a house while in receipt of public money paid to him to cover housing costs. When no longer in receipt of that money he sold the property and trousered the capital gain. How is that different to the ‘criminals’ who have not been brought to book he sought to make political capital out of in the first debate?

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        • 445
          TH Robin Cock says:

          And Vince is a one trick donkey. When he speaks it reminds me of Lenny the Lion.

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      • 175
        Hugh Janus says:

        It’s a pity that he goes on repeating the lie that 80% of immigration emanates from the EU, when the ONS figure is just under half that.

        If you have ever had to live under a Limp Dum council you will know that they are quite happy to out-spend NuLiebour on a grand scale. Waste is their middle name.

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    • 18
      Mrs Duffy says:

      Blur’s back?
      I liked Blur, I liked Tony Blur.

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      • 72
        Dementedly Brown says:

        Flock off, woman (of which you are one).

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      • 79
        Brown's a Tosser says:

        I do not see an upside it getting Blair out on the stump. Reminds people of two wars and the big issue why did he standaside for the maximum imbecile Brown? Frankly, the weasel should have shuffled him out of Government post 2005 election “that was the right thing to do”.

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        • 96
          Could have been so different says:

          Imagine if Blair had stayed and was at this moment standing Down to make way for Iron Chancellor Brown.

          Seems to me Gordon is master of his own defeat

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        • 147
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          Bliar should have had Brown sectioned under the mental health act as soon as he won the 97 election.

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          • Hugh Janus says:

            Watching Mandelslime describe McBust’s performance as “barnstorming” was the best laugh of the evening.

            NuLiebour – working for defeat for all these years but can’t recognise it when it arrives.

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          • Mdme Defarge says:

            Apparently Mandelsime stomped out of the press centre in a right old strop. He had a face like thunder on the BBC interview.

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      • 95

        Yer mean Tawny Blur dornt’cha

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      • 154
        Ordinary bloke... says:

        Blur – Park Life, GREAT video !

        Always wanted a Mk1 Granada Coupe.

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    • 19
      jgm2 says:

      Yep. I seem to remember they gave him a run out at his old constituency a few weeks ago and the members were distinctly underwhelmed.

      Blair is toxic outside of rabid we-must-get-votes-at-any-price Labour inner circle. Everybody, and I mean everybody, Labour or Tory or neutral was glad to see the back of the glib, warmongering liar. Does he really think we’ve all forgotten whose big fucking idea the Iraq war was? David Kelly?

      If people are dissing Cameron for ‘fighting the last war’ with his vacuous ‘Big Society soundbites and open-handed ‘you-can-trust-me-I’m-a-nice-kind-of-guy’ image then what, the fuck, are Labour doing?

      Unless Blair is unwittingly being used as a subliminal reminder about why you should not vote for a telegenic, smooth-taling kinda guy. You did that before and you got the war-monger Blair. Don’t do the same thing again for Cameron or Clegg.

      This might work were it not for the teeny problem that the alternative, the tele-toxic Maximum Imbecile has managed to fuck up the country even more than Blair.

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      • 25
        Longbow says:

        But he is Camerons hero so its no use attacking him too hard, it will upset Dave and you would’nt want that would you

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        • 125
          Fatbloke on Tour says:

          Shifts over Longbow, I’ve clocked on for the morning shift of pointless misery.

          Hope Eds not about after Gordon’s disaster yesterday.

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        • 475
          Susie says:

          Actually, I think Cameron will end up being Blair’s hero.

          All the (good) things Blair would like to have been, but was too corrupt, phony and just not bright enough to manage. I think Cameron has it in him to be another MacMillan if he can steer us out of the ruins Blair and Brown have left us.

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      • 128
        Mr Ned says:

        “I seem to remember they gave him a run out at his old constituency a few weeks ago and the members were distinctly underwhelmed”
        ————————————

        What a shame that they did not wake up in 2005 and vote for the soldier’s father instead.

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        • 188
          W.W. says:

          I thought the Tories and LD’s missed a trick there, they should not have fielded any candidates, I think if they had done that Reg might have won, which would have been at least part of the justice he desereved.

          W.W.

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    • 29
      Unsworth says:

      There’ll be a few people out looking for Blair in the South-East today – with axes in their hands.

      Why do the NuLab loonies believe he’s any sort of asset?

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      • 91
        Axe The Telly Tax says:

        Maybe a visit from the taxman. That’s how they got Al Capone in the end :)

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      • 115

        Well, he won’t be bothering with Aldershot – it’s solid Tory, and Blair doesn’t like to get too close to soldiers since that unfortunate dossier mix-up forced him into a conflict he was trying to avoid (or was that my medication playing up in 2003?).

        I got the Labour election leaflet through the door yesterday – two sides of poorly printed black and white A5, with nary a hint of Brown and a picture of the Labour candidate who looks about 14. Not only are they skint, they can’t even find a PPC with credibility to stand here.

        I do hope no harm comes to Blair while he is out and about smarming and telling lies – I couldn’t bear the mirth that would follow.

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      • 331
        Kiss My Big Hairy Swingers says:

        Because desperate times call for desperate measures.

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    • 50
      Grinning Ape Blair says:

      I’m back…

      The DANSING QUEEN IN PERSON..

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    • 150
      How Mrs Duffy refused to dance to anti-Brown tune played by ‘The Sun’ says:

      Interesting Article here about Mrs Duffy, Moriarty and Bell Pottinger.

      Kevin Maguire was totally wrong about the Tories calling in Bell Pottinger. It was actually Mrs Duffy’s daughter who works at a firm of solicitors that use Bell Potinger and when her mum phoned up for help Debbie contacted them on her behalf.

      Despite being insulted by Gordon Brown, Mrs Duffy refused to say to the Sun that she was now supporting Cameron, turning down thousands of pounds in doing so. A woman of principle methinks, far more principles than the man who labelled her just an old bigoted woman.

      Max Clifford says she may be in the Sunday papers.

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/how-mrs-duffy-refused-to-dance-to-antibrown-tune-played-by-lsquothe-sunrsquo-1958667.html

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      • 169
        MI5 says:

        What is really revolting is that “Black Hole” Brown and his “aides” spent 40 minutes harassing Mrs Duffy to try and get her to come out of her house with Brown to say eveything was forgiven

        Then Whelan and Prescott and started harassing her

        Mrs Duffy’s friend says she is worried about her health

        So the New Labour thugs repeatedly harassed an old lady

        You can’t get much more obscene than that
        That is a criminal offence…

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      • 557

        “Kevin Maguire totally wrong” That’s his normal state, isn’t it?

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    • 194
      Previously unseen news footage says:

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    • 345
      Tesco is fucking the country says:

      Interesting post on the Guardian today about Bliar hiding from the law in Malaysia. I enclose the link, which is currently disabled. Wonder why?

      Professor Michel Chossudovsky’s article (“Tony Blair Very Close To Being Indicted For War Crimes”) says a war crimes tribunal has been set up in Malaysia. Documentary evidence of war crimes by Bliar and Bush has been collected since 2006. Reports say that on a recent visit to Malaysia Bliar was so frightened of mixing with delegates at a hotel and risking arrest that he cowered behind layers of security. Now the permatanned crook is returning to save Liabore!

      http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18838)

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  2. 2
    ABGB.co.uk says:

    Isn’t it great to see Gordon driving the nails into his own coffin so effectively? He wants the Stalinist state to control everything & doesn’t understand that the private sector creates wealth & all the public sector does is spend it. So simple. But don’t forget there are still millions who will vote for Gordon – keep up the pressure at AnyoneButGordon.co.uk

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    • 17
      The Ape Man Commeth says:

      I thought Dave’s strategy of marginalizing broon and attacking gleggs silly proposals, what there was of them, was just right. The “yea whatever, broon” approach had McMental grinning and shaking his head in desperation, while the direct attack on GleggEU, had him waving and drowning. Result Cameron clear winner and more proof, postal votes and other Stalinist scams apart, that the Tories will win the election.

      Badby broon labour and all who sail in her.

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      • 43
        The Ape Man Commeth says:

        Just wanted to add, how the ‘ignore already dead Labour’ strategy was effectively taken up immediately after the ‘debate’ with Gove, when he more or less ignored the balls/cooper witch and concentrated his attack on gleggEU and the libdem bollocks through paddy pantsdown.

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    • 24
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Agreed. Labour=scientific(tractor stats) Socialism. Limp Dems = Arcadian (wouldn’t it be nice if everyone was nice) Socialism. both consider that every penny earned in the UK is theirs for the taking.

      Lib/Lab administration=IMF

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      • 94
        Axe The Telly Tax says:

        When PR is introduced, by the Lib/Lab pact, the B&P will go from strength to strength. They will destroy Liebore in their former heartlands. It’s only a matter of time before they assume power.

        Tick tock tick tock :)

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        • 113
          dick sniffin is martin websters buttplug says:

          dick sniffins publicity manager will have probably carried out his threat and killed the bong eyed gay fatboy long before then

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          • Axe The Telly Tax says:

            Leaders come and go but the B&P is a well oiled political machine now. They will go from strength to strength. It’s inevitable tthat they will replace Liebore in their heartlands. Do keep up old boy :)

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          • dick sniffin is martin websters buttplug says:

            the NF used to say the same thing all the time in the 80’s
            inevitably, they were as full of shit as you
            you’ll still be waiting for the ‘revolution’ from indonesia when your ladyboy is collecting his pension and you can’t keep it up at all :D

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        • 262
          Jack says:

          I am no lover of B&P

          But you are right that when the shit hits the fan and Mervyn King’s predictions come true, B&P are bound to gain hugely from the tragedy

          That is another legacy of Black Hole Brown and the Grinning Ape Blair…

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          • Truthteller says:

            When the shit hit’s the fan. They day draws nearer.

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          • Axe The Telly Tax says:

            Exactly. The Lib Dems came from a small force in the 80s to now being the second largest party (on share of vote). The Liebore party itself came fron nowhere 100 years ago and replaced the Liberals. It’s happened before and it can happen again. From little acorns oak trees grow.

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      • 334
        Whos idea was that ? says:

        Browns story about his mother was instructive for it is here that we see the seeds of Gordons philosophy that the state must control and interfere in every part of our life.He cannot conceive of a question where the answer does not in some shape or form involve the State.

        And to his mother I would say there was a reason that the state didnt get involved in families in your day to the extent you would have liked, It is none of their bloody business !!!!

        You must also bear in mind that as son of the manse Gordons parents would have had all their earthly needs provided to them by the Kirk. All bills paid for. Gordon Brown has no idea what its like outside the “care” of some “benefactor.”

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        • 641
          Gladys Pew says:

          He is the offspring of the loathesome priest class, who see the proles as the cattle that pay for their words words of wisdom. They neither spin or weave, they can fuck right off in my opinion.

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  3. 3
    Longbow says:

    Hung parliament here we come.

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    • 36
      Ian E says:

      ‘Hung parliament here we come.’

      I hope so – how else will we get rid of Cameron-plus-Alinksy-inspired-big-red-marxist-society and reclaim the Tory party (and the country) for true conservatives?

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  4. 4
    Everyone, everywhere says:

    Yawn, are we done yet? Bloody election…

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  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    I Agree That Nick’s a Twat = New facebook group = Please join And invite all friends. We’re running out of time to avoid a LibLab pact with Gordon STILL as prime minister = may as well give up and emigrate or go on the dole

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109835005724811

    Your facebook group needs you!

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  6. 7
    Everyone, everywhere says:

    Who the fuck uses Facebook anymore?

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    • 21
      jgm2 says:

      Schoolkids who don’t realise that future employers will be scanning all online evidence before they ever even grant them an interview.

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      • 341
        Anonymous says:

        Employees on sick leave who don’t realise that their employers will be scanning all online evidence of busy social lifes as usual.

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    • 26
      Lord Sucrose says:

      How do I this on my top-notch Amstrad PC1512?

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      • 148
        Dorian Smith says:

        I’m having no problems with my PCW9512, I might upgrade to a Commadore Pet though.

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        • 170
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          That takes me back. I first learnt to program in BASIC on the Pet back in the late 70s.

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          • Nick2 says:

            Yep – the keyboards on the 8kb machines were made of crappadore scientific calculators! (One classmate prised keys of both a PET & a calculator & they were the same!)

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          • LOL – punched cards sent to Manchester Uni for us, then a PDP-11 when someone donated it to the school (complete with punched tape reader…)

            We dreamed of access to a Pet…

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    • 30
      Brown's a Tosser says:

      Never used it and never will but it appears many do and seems its young voters in the main. This is an important election for many reasons the ECONOMY being the big issue with no more debates thank goodness, perhaps some real MSM coverage on the real issues and the policies of the parties can come under greater scrutiny.

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    • 34
      Snuff Movie says:

      School kids who goad their teachers into violelence and film it on their mobiles.

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      • 124
        Anonymous says:

        FACE book. The last refuge of the bully.

        The one thing it avoids is face to face contact. If you had a notice board in your village that anyone could pin up libellous comments it would not last long.

        However the organizers of Face book just hide miles away while they allow peoples lives to be destroyed. This is not freedom. This is aiding and abetting crime.

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  7. 8
    Lescromps says:

    Yes I think you got the debate about right Cameron did okey but it was all so 20th century nothing uplifting,bland ,same old shit……

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  8. 9
    Brown's Buggered Britain says:

    I think Gordon’s team missed a trick – They might have greatly boosted his presentation by placing a paper bag over his head to hide that hideous smile.

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  9. 12
    What brown and sticky? says:

    Brown is a vile bigot. He looked like crap last night and gave the impression that he is on medication. Poor arguments and that demented smile (again).

    If I were a Labour supporter I would be seeking his departure before next week’s election. Sorry Gordon – it’s over.

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    • 15
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      GORDO GORDO GORDO OUT OUT OUT

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    • 59
      Sewer Whelan says:

      NU LABOUR IS AN OPEN SEWER RUNNING THRU BRITISH SOCIETY

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      • 135
        Zaragon says:

        He really did look ill didn’t he. Will he last another week?

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        • 187
          Axe The Telly Tax says:

          He will be found on the bog in Number 10, having died of a heart attack, in the process of crimping off a 2 footer, after downing his 20th deep-fried mars bar. Poetic justice for the jock twat.

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    • 218
      W.W. says:

      Watch Sarah Brown in the background when he is speaking, she looks at him with pity in her eye’s, she knows he is losing and is very concerned about how he will handle it.

      I too am concerned, I am am concerned his meltdown won’t be caught on a camera, so we can all enjoy the moment.

      W.W.

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      • 271
        Bob the Builder says:

        I am concerned Brown’s meltdown will take place before je leaves Dowing Street

        And that we will all suffer from the madman staying in power…even for a few days…especially if the markets tank…

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        • 600
          Gordon is killing Labour, rejoice! says:

          Only a few days more for Sarah and then it all ends, Gordon will no longer be PM, but the temporary leader of the third party in British politics.
          Away back to Fife and the humdrum world of small town gossip, with a seriously mentally ill and violently raging “husband” to boot.
          I wonder how many weeks it will be before she cannot stand it any longer and after long, lingering phone calls to Canterbury, decides to call it a day?

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      • 354
        Zaragon says:

        Even though I loathe the man I’m finding it hard to watch. Even Labour voters must see that if Broon was ever fit to be PM he’s not now. It would be cruel not to vote Conservative just in case Broon has to soldier on when he really needs treatment now. Just like controlling the deficit, if he puts it off it will only get worse.

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      • 357
        RavingMad says:

        you are a cad sir! ;0)

        but a jolly good idea

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  10. 14
    lola says:

    Quite, Guido, quite. Mrs Duffy’s questions to Gordon were directly those questions that traditional conservatism (small c) answers. The wonders are one, why the Tory’s don’t get this and two, why Mrs Duffy is a lifetime Labour voter?

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    • 20
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      It’s all in the surname dear. Duffy = Labour, bloody oiks.

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    • 27
      ACDC1 says:

      Why does anyone vote Labour all their life?

      Much as She’s become an anti-brown hero, many of the things said about labour voters do apply to her.

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      • 68
        Gutter Mandelscum says:

        People voted Labour because I conned them

        But the whole Ponzi scheme has just collapsed

        That’s why I minced on in a fury last night

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        • 195
          Grandma says:

          I can never quite believe that Mandleson is a root and branch member of the Labour party. My dear father-in-law was genuine hard-working old Labour (like Mrs Duffy) and I can’t quite work out what he and Mandleson would have had in common

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          • Gutter Mandelscum says:

            The answer is NOTHING my dear

            I just hijacked Old Labour and created my Ponzi scheme with your money with the help of Black Hole Brown and the Useful Idiot Blair

            Now I will just go and make millions with a hedge fund now that the Ponzi scheme has collapsed and I have ruined the country

            But it was a world class con while it lasted – you must agree !

            Almost as good as Madoff…

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          • Mdme Defarge says:

            Nothing at all. It’s very sad as most of the traditional tribal Labour supporters “inherited” their allegiances from their families who gave them real stories from the times when Labour was real force for change.

            Now in post industrial Britain they stand for nothing, have nothing to offer but have managed – thanks for Bliar – to con the unwitting into thinking they still stand for justice and social change etc.

            I hope most of these people have had the scales removed from their eyes and can see they are self-serving, power crazed, venal, incompetent, bullying tossers of the highest order.

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      • 106
        Anonymous says:

        Because the ideals are what they want. Labour is always fighting for something. They always have a close to home enemy; the bosses.

        It is a mental state. As long as they think it will get better, they will always vote Labour. That is why putting Brown on the stand has shown him for what he is. Definitely not Labour material. He is what all Yorkshire and northern folk despise; a two faced con man. These are people that until 20 year ago thought it was rude to lock your front door. Now they can not even own a front door in the family. The southern banking wealth has bought out all the farms to make mansions with toy stables and paddocks. The immigration into the North is not only from outside the EU, it is from within the EU. Like those rich London bankers.

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      • 112
        Zaragon says:

        People vote Labour all their lives because it’s their cultural working class identity. Workers vs Bosses = Tory vs Labour. It has nothing to do with what Labour does or says. I was a Tory candidate in the North East in 2001 and most Labour lifers on the doorstep were miles to the right of me – especially on immigration. The English are naturally conservative (with a small c) especially the working class. That’s why, even though I don’t support PR, I don’t subscribe to the idea that it would deliver permanent centre left government. PR would enable people to vote primarily FOR something whereas FPTP is often about voting AGAINST something. Without the imperative to defeat the old enemy (The Conservative Party) Labour lifers might find parties that more accurately reflect their own views and concerns.

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        • 130

          Unfortunately, that would mean a very large percentage of the old Labour vote going to the Unmentionables, which would upset both the mainstream political class and (especially) the little trolls who keep posting here.

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          • Kev says:

            I believe it no more than the supposed mass ranks of Conservatives who were going to defect to UKIP. This is a real election and not a Euro protest vote.

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          • Nick2 says:

            I’m not sure sure that you’re right about dismissing UKIP. Everyone I know locally who has a vote wanted to vote UKIP – but there’s no candidate in our constituency.

            A couple of Skype chats post last night’s debate showed a warming for Cameron. But the local Tory PPC is unelectable – especially after recent allegations involving a rent-boy (that, despite being a ‘PR guru’ he couldn’t contain or remove).

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    • 38
      jgm2 says:

      Inertia marketing. Keep them in their ghettos, bring them up in traditional Labour backgrounds where the working men’s club is the Labour Party’s meeting room. And the local Union’s meeting room. Demonise anybody who questions what the fuck they’re doing.

      Whole mining villages with families who still don’t talk to each other because one of them ‘scabbed’ during the 1920’s miner’s strike or something.

      They’re just hard-wired. It’s why you get Glasgow constituencies which have had Labour MPs for 80 years and are somehow delighted to have an avergae life expectancy of 54.

      I’m beginning to thing voting Labour might be an evolutionary dead-end like voting for Mugabe or homosexuality. Labour’s life expectancy, like that of Mugabe’s constituents, just keeps going down the longer you keep voting for them. Another few generations and they’ll be dying before they’re old enough to vote. Maybe that’s why they want to lower the voting age to 16.

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      • 524
        Can't remember my moniker says:

        “Working men’s clubs”? Do these oxymoronically named organisations still exist?

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    • 121
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Because Mrs. Duffy, God bless her soul, was brung up proper in a part of the country where voting Labour was what you did. She hadn’t actually caught up with the fact that New Labour dumped the hopes and aspirations of millions like her in their quest for permanent Office. Mrs Duffy likes a good gossip and is in fact both an information gatherer and disseminator thoughout her community. Though not formally educated, Mrs Duffy can see through a brick wall given time, and has obviously decided that 13 years was enough to give the Ersatz Prime Minister “a piece of her mind” , which she duly did.
      Now Mrs Duffy’s “piece of her mind” is a distillation of all the gossip and opinion in her neighbourhood. If Gordon had had the humility to listen properly to a well-informed and wise old lady’s pearls of wisdom, he would have picked up more local info than could be gained by spending a month in the smoke-filled rooms of the local labour club. Much of the traditional working class is still conservative with a small “c”. All Labours words and lack of actions , topped by the revelation of Gordon’s contempt for the English working class, has done is to drive some into the B&P and others to simply not vote this time.

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      • 430
        jgm2 says:

        Every cloud has a silver lining. Gillian Duffy’s epiphany will not be the only one caused by Brown’s obvious content for the opinion of his core vote. I reckon several hundred thousand pennies finally dropped that day.

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    • 344
      lola says:

      Thank you for those erudite responses. It seems then that Labours ‘success’ at the polls has been brougt about be demonising the Tory’s, basically lying about what conservatism (small c again) tries to do.

      I have a vague hope that one day the ‘working class’ will figure this out, and how they have been used down the years by various lefty demagogues and rise up and extract their revenge in blood.

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      • 362
        the next Mr Katona says:

        some of us have worked out that Labour have been shafting the worker drones…..in fact my whole family have. We now vote Unmentionables.

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      • 553
        no longer anonymous says:

        About 1/3 of the working class has consistently voted Tory. I suspect mostly southern.

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  11. 28
    Sarah Blog says:

    An unexpected error has occurred – a developer has been notified and will address the problem as soon as possible

    http://www2.labour.org.uk/sarah

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  12. 32
    John "Floats like a bumble bee" Prescott says:

    Gordon needs to thump somebody.

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    • 37
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      I want to hump Sarah, obviously I would de-Gordon her Hunt beforehand.

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      • 440
        Real people says:

        Hump Sarah? You need therapy. Or a straitjacket.

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      • 590
        An expert in these matters says:

        No need to de-Gordo her hoon – he’s never been there, – doesn’t know what for – and wouldn’t want to do anything with it even if he did.

        It’s all yours mate – go for it! She’ll prob. thank you too.

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    • 41
      Dr Spock says:

      Self harm is my recommendation.

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      • 186
        MI5 says:

        Black Hole Brown has a very strong suit in self harm..

        He is a real masochist…

        But he also cannot help striking out like a madman as Mrs Duffy found out..when he is revolted by himself..as he frquently is…

        BROWN SHOULD BE IN THE PRIORY

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    • 107
      MisterE says:

      Having a nice time out on the campaign, John?
      You certainly know how to draw a crowd…

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      • 313
        Jack says:

        Is the slob Prescott still harassing old ladies ?

        Like he did yesterday…

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        • 617
          Gordon is killing Labour, rejoice! says:

          LOL, even in their shitty heartlands, none are interested anymore. Once the pollsters start publishing the real unweighted figures, as the election looms. Could they reveal that Labour is facing, a EUro election stay at home vote again?

          Let’s hope so, Gordon is electoral poison so, go Gordoom go!

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  13. 39
    Sunday Morning says:

    Poor old Gordon Brown. It’s nice to have a Prime Minister who is not beneath apologising when the occasion demands. But it’s not nice to have a PM who finds he has to apologise for something what seems like every other day! He didn’t regulate banks as he should have, the removal of the 10% tax rate hit the poorest, his evidence to the Iraq enquiry, his bigot comment….it goes on and on.

    I loved his bit about doing something (restore earnings related pensions?) in 2012 when the economy will be stronger!!!! Will it be stronger than it was in all those years when “boom and bust” was history and yet no action was taken about it then?

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    • 180
      A Pensioner says:

      Kicking the cun’t out at the GE is only the start. Then he must be held to account for bankrupting the country, then hounded till he takes his final breath (hopefully soon).

      Like

      • 459
        Nick2 says:

        I still think that charges of misconduct (or misfeasance) in public office could stick on a number of New Labour ex/cabinet ministers, and treason for a few.

        Maybe after the apocalypse strikes then the population will thirst for revenge, fuelled by realistic assessments of precisely what has been done to the country.

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    • 184
      A Pensioner says:

      Kicking the cun’t out at the GE is only the start. Then he must be held to account for bankr*pting the country, then hounded till he takes his final breath (hopefully soon).

      Like

  14. 40
    Peter Grimes says:

    I liked the McMong lie about IHT allow some millionaires to profit by £200k PER YEAR. A good scare in that lie!

    Still, the average ZaNuLieBor punter is thick enough to believe that if they can read, lips moving all the time, Toilets Maguire!

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    • 206
      Monkey Chops says:

      Thing is about IHT is that you have to be DEAD to benefit from it! FFS.

      Like

    • 258
      Brown Hater says:

      Broon claims it would help the richest 2000 people in the UK.

      Even it were true, what effin use would 2000 scattered votes be to anyone? Or does he think that 2000 grateful recipients will fund the Conservatives out of a sense of unbridled gratitude?

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    • 301
      Anonymous says:

      Cooper and Mandelscum still perpetuating this on Sky this morning……the few rich benefiting and the bad old Tories will be taking away your family tax credit to pay for it. This will be their mantra from now till polling day.
      Brown looked like shit last night, wait a minute, he is a shit.
      I cannot believe nearly 30% will still vote for them/him after what they have done to the country. Wake up UK, please let them/him be gone for ever from next Thursday.

      Like

  15. 41
    anon, anon, anon..... says:

    Cameron smashes Brown with dumbell, judge says he should have done it sooner

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  16. 44
    Sarah Teather says:

    Vote us in and i get my kit off.

    Like

  17. 45
    Gordon says:

    That was a disaster! Whose idea was it to put me with those two? Sue’s I think….

    Like

  18. 47

    That’s a lovely tactic for encouraging Dave to carry on in this mode, Guido, and good luck with the ‘Thatcherism redux’ thesis, but the sad truth is that, unlike Thatcherism, Davism runs not on conviction-tempered-by-pragmatism, but rather on short-term expediency. In a fortnight, if Dave thinks something else will work better for him, yesterday’s crowd-pleasing rhetoric will be swapped for something else althogether …

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    • 53
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Doublethink doubleplusgood Comrade!

      Like

    • 60
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Doublethink is fun!

      Like

    • 118
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I’m actually surprised Dave didn’t dump any commitments on inheritance tax before now.

      The other two really had fun with that, and I don’t see it being of much help to the centre ground of floating voters. Perhaps, shockingly, its something that the party he runs wanted it, rather than an indecisive focus group. What a strange, strange concept.

      Like

    • 204
      Hugh Janus says:

      “…if Dave thinks something else will work better for him, yesterday’s crowd-pleasing rhetoric will be swapped for something else althogether …

      Fine – it got Bliar elected three times.

      Like

      • 224
        Longbow says:

        Oh yes it did, but that little chestnut has had it now, we wont get fooled again

        Like

        • 618
          Gordon is killing Labour, rejoice! says:

          Look how the country has ended up after Blair and Brown’s “triumphant” era. The country does not need another treacherous, venal con-man or an incompetent, NWO / EU socialist.

          Like

  19. 49
    bigot says:

    Brown looked hideous and close to death. Clegg sounded and acted like a schoolboy and Cameron shone mainly because the others were so pathetic.
    The highlight was Fondlebum saying Brown did a barnstorming performance.
    Comedy of the year award.

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    • 56
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Once the unholy house of Lords is cut down in size, we can say bye bye Mandy, on the fucking dole queue for you!

      Like

    • 220
      Ding dong...Gordon calling says:

      Was it just me or did anyone else think how ill Mandy looked? Terrible black bags under his eyes – more touche eclat I think.

      Like

      • 532
        Anonymous says:

        Mandy looks quite ill. Is he keeping quiet about some affliction?

        Like

        • 620
          Gordon is killing Labour, rejoice! says:

          You cannot be a greedy man pony like Meddlesome and not expect to end up with a rather nasty illness, eating you from the inside. Here’s hoping!

          Like

      • 613
        Susie says:

        It’s his Dorian Gray painting he’s kept hidden in the attic — it’s reached its limit of evil hideousness and is beginning to spill over into his real life.

        Like

    • 239
      Jack says:

      Guido

      You were there

      Why did Gutter Mandy storm out of the Spin Alley early – in a rage…

      It was twittered last night

      Did Harriet Hairpin arrive ? Or did Sewer Whelan shuv something up his arse ??!!

      Please tell…

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    • 247
      barnstormingmyarse says:

      Comical Mandy was monstered on radio4 this morning.
      You can just see and feel the power dripping away, and the media know it….drip, drip, drip

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  20. 54
    nell says:

    THe very orange tanned, very rich bliar is back today, campaigning for brown in south east marginals. Good – let’s remind everyone what a troughing, lying, warmongering lot labour have been. I can think of no better man to do that than bliar!! It’s just a pity he hasn’t brought cherie with him!!

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    • 64
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Loving his swarthy Mid-Atlantic accent and his craptastic tan.

      Like

      • 237
        justaspoonfullofsugar says:

        Oh he’ll be using a different accent today..cor blimey Mary Poppins

        Like

        • 265
          Brown Hater says:

          or as someone else (hat tip!) tweeted last night…cometh the hour, cometh the tan!

          Like

        • 321
          HandsomeDavid says:

          And the tan is not his, its on loan from Peter Hain.

          Like

          • Tony B. Liar says:

            Y’know, i’m just a regula kinda conman, pretty good at it too. Until I was rumbled that is, oh well, once more inta the breach an all that.

            Like

    • 81
      Cameron backs Blair on Iraq war says:

      Conservative leader David Cameron has said he still believes going to war with Iraq was the right thing to do.
      In an interview for BBC’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, he said the war had been “very unpopular” and some bad decisions had been made since it began.

      But Mr Cameron said “those of us who supported” the military action should “see it through”.

      He praised Tony Blair’s reform of the Labour party but said he wanted the Tories to be “the party of the future”.

      On the issue of Iraq, he told Ross he supported Mr Blair’s decision to go to war.

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      • 165
        Quantrill says:

        Can we expect Wavy Davy to soon be volunteering for a Rifle Section in Sangin?

        Like

      • 521
        Anonymous says:

        Cameron backed the War because he did not conceive that when Blair said the fact of Iraqs possession of WMD was “beyond doubt” that he was telling the truth otherwise he would be misleading parliament on one of the most serious debates in a generation. This evidence must therefore exist or Tony wouldnt have said what he did. In fact Alistair has been dispatched by the Chilcott enquiry to go and get this evidence so we can all see that the dossier wasnt sexed up at all. I was expecting him back before now right enough. Has anyone seen Alistair or know where he is ?

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    • 99
      Tony the election winning machine says:

      I put on that earnest face, flash the dazzling smile and the electorate’s knees turn to jelly.
      God! I was good!

      Like

    • 142
      Tony & Cherie Blair-Bollinger says:

      Well Hello there,

      I just popped in to say Cherie and I are very, very, very rich. Yes sheeples, let’s face it, we’ve made a packet out of you lot. My wad is so huge I’ve split it between a Dubai and Lichtenstien thingy.

      Well I’m visiting your little island to see if Gordy can arrange some expenses for us. Last week our fat daughter ate the yacht we were staying on.. fnar fnar, so until we have a new one built we need to stay in one of your London hotels – at someone elses cost of course.

      Well I must go now as Magaret Moran is giving me a piggy back into town, feck orf all you proles ta-ra and toodle pip.

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    • 491
      Smig says:

      Hain wants his Pantone 145 back.

      Like

  21. 55
    UpTheDuffy says:

    The truth.

    At last.

    Nearly.

    Like

  22. 61
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    After we all spent last night peeping in through the window at Guido’s Mates only blogg party
    i dont see many of them this morning contributing to this debate
    you dump all the regular posters for the likes of “Toilets Maguire”
    yet all your loyal “windowlickers are left here to discuss the debate on an old post !
    what i would say is that i saw Tory Bear with his little hand held video camera looking like he was filming a family christening
    very amature
    if you needed a real camera like a “big red” i could have got you one
    then you would have looked like you were part of the show !

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    • 66
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Bawww, feeling left out you grammatically challenged mong?

      Like

      • 90
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        Well TaT if you would tell us where your blog is
        we could all come over there ?
        hahahahahahahahgahahahahaha
        you fucking crackhead !

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        • 537
          The Tories Used To Be a Tax Cutting Party But Not Anymore says:

          Howled the raving lunatic to himself because no-one else was listening.
          Note to Mad Frankie’s Dr: Triple Frankies’ lithium dose.

          Like

    • 82

      We value your input. Small point, that is a Sony broadcast camera (we have two) not a handy cam. Technology has moved on since your day, eh?

      Give Guido’s regards to all the Haddocks.

      Like

    • 88
      Can't remember my moniker says:

      Can I borrow you camera Frankie? I have something in mind!

      Like

      • 101
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        Mornin ar moniker i can get most of the big camera’s on the market also lighting lenses etc
        i could also come and hold the steadycam for you !

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        • 547
          Can't remember my moniker says:

          What is that mighty tree trunk that appears to be supporting CDETB?

          BTW I have a Tamron 18-270 on my EOS which produces some spectacular results that the naked eye does not usually catch.

          Like

      • 102
        MAD FRANKIE moniker the schizo says:

        what a c’unt

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        • 109
          Can't remember my moniker says:

          You have six days to live.

          Like

        • 114
          MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

          Go away and grow some balls TaT
          you sad lonely little boy
          mummy says it’s time for school

          Like

          • TAT Watch says:

            FFS TAT you need to get out more
            get some fuckin exercise !

            http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/ugly-people-550.htm

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          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

            BREAKING NEWS
            The Blairs arrive on the campagne trail for Labour
            Cherrie Denies that she has had plastic surgery

            http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/ugly-people-359.htm

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          • Unsworth says:

            Shame if Cherie hasn’t had plastic surgery – she needs it in a big way and she’s got the cash, hasn’t she?

            Like

          • Peter Grimes says:

            Is that ‘campaign trail’ or ‘champagne trail’ for Imelda Slotgob, Mad Frankie Fishy?

            Probably the latter!

            Like

          • Swiss CockCheese says:

            Cock
            Cheese

            Like

          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            @Swiss CockCheese

            We had someone here called Dog once. The only comment he ever made was “Auf Auf”.

            Compared with you, he was a model of extreme intelligence.

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          • The Tories Used To Be a Tax Cutting Party But Not Anymore says:

            And compared to you he was bloody Einstein.
            Good to see so many TaT fans here today.
            Shame they keep responding to posts he didn’t make though.
            Retards.

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          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            You wanker! You must be so pleased to be part of the (failing) effort to keep Balls and Cooper in their £0.5million a year handouts from the state purse. You must have cum your load in your pants when you discovered that they had ‘flipped’ the designation of their second home three times in a 24-month period. What have you got for yourself, troll? Send me your address and I will send you a nice majolica pot so you at least have something to piss in. That is, providing it does not crush your skull as it gets gently lowered onto it at mach 6.

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          • DUH says:

            Anyone who takes the time to type TaT or thick as thieves or top boy into Guido’s search engine will see for themselves how he has been a more effective opposition to the Labour party on the blogosphere than all you Tory trolls put together.
            You silly troll.

            Like

          • DUH says:

            And Guido would be well advised to ban a cretin like you, Can’t remember your moniker, for posting a death threat on his blog.
            You have broken the law by posting that death threat and you are clearly mentally unstable.

            Like

          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            Listen you cun’t DOH. If I had my way, by the time I finished with you, you would be pleading for death, as a release. Now go and boil your fucking head for 6 days.

            Like

          • A Piece Of Friendly Advice says:

            As your post proves, you are clearly mentally unstable.
            You must have some real problems in your life.
            If you dealt with your own problems then you wouldn’t have to come here ranting like a deranged lunatic.

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          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            Stick you friendly advice up your arse TaT, your party will join you in just six day’s time. Goodbye.

            Like

    • 448
      stilyagi_air_corps says:

      Get a press card and start a readable blog then. Frankie. You should be thanking Guido for doing the vile job for you.

      Like

  23. 70
    Mrs Duffy says:

    BIGOT = Brown Is Gone On Thursday

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  24. 71
    Liebour media training video says:

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    • 76
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Apparantly he’s a genuinely nice man who now lives in Jordon and is ‘rather embarrased’ by his time as propoganda minister.

      Like

  25. 80
    Martin Day says:

    I’m in bits after last night !!

    Was this the moment David Cameron won the election? No. But it might be the moment Gordon Brown saw his last chance slip slowly and sadly away.

    Like

    • 84
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      Thankfully they didn’t cut away when Gordon showed his unique and horrifying ability to smile instantly and creepily immediately after having a face like death. He looks like a reanimated, bloated corpse.

      Like

      • 456
        stilyagi_air_corps says:

        I buried a mate of mine last month, open casket jobbie. He had less and better slap on him that Gordon, and I won’t even go into how he died. Brown’s got to go – he’s scaring the children. But Mandleson and Co. probably see that as a positive factor.

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    • 327
      Jack says:

      Gordon Brown will end up like Harold Wilson

      Living holed up in the country just muttering to his police protection officer (who had to listen since he was “on duty”) (true story)

      Wilson was a sad broken turd after he left no 10..

      Like Brown will be…

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      • 460
        Marvo the Memory Man says:

        Erm… I didn’t like Wilson but the sad fact is that he resigned because he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

        OTOH what the hell is the snotgourmet suffering from? We should be told…

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      • 603
        Gordoom cooks the books says:

        Can`t wait for his memoirs how he was right about everything and everybody else was wrong will be a great read I`m sure

        Like

        • 606
          Gordoom cooks the books says:

          PS did you know he went to America and saw the crash coming but no one would listen to him perhaps he is a financial guru after all or just a liar you decide

          Like

  26. 83
    oldrightie says:

    Two party politics remains but it will be The LibDums not Labour part of the duo!

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    • 92
      Everyone, everywhere says:

      ZaNuLieBore Party of thieves and yes men.

      Like

    • 111
      Tony the election winning machine says:

      That’s what they said in the eighties when Foot led Labour and the Social Democrats were going to be the new opposition.
      Like Arnie, We’ll be back.

      Like

      • 166
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Like Cancer – You’ll be back

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      • 219

        But in that context, Arnie played a strange cyborg, part human, part machine, has no pity, wants to wipe out society and… Ah. I see where you are going with that one, 108. Brown is JUST like The Terminator, isn’t he?

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  27. 93
    Brown is finished says:

    You could not get a fag paper between Cameron & Clegg on performance. Clegg bombed it on immigration. Cameron had more of edge to his ideas.

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  28. 97
    Just in Time says:

    20% of votes posted well before today.

    Like

  29. 105
    Mango says:

    “It played well to essentially the elite Newsnight watching class”

    I watch Newnight and I always thought that Dave’s Big Happy Fun Society was a crock of shit.

    Last nights performance was much more up my street. Give Cameron a ginger wig and handbag and I might vote for him out of nostalgia .

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  30. 110
    nell says:

    mandy is joining bliar today on the campaign trail. They’ll find a nice posh restaurant for lunch where bliar’s first question to mandy will be ” how’s your negotiations with BP over your new, £1million pa, job coming along?”

    mandy will reply “All concluded. I start a week on Monday”

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    • 176
      South of the M4 says:

      Except BP may well be in for a multi-billion dollar law suit pretty soon over the oil
      sliky thing that Omaha Beach has just declared is ‘theirs’. They may not be able to afford to pay him. Shame.

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    • 306
      MI5 says:

      Yes

      And BP had a gay Chairman as well (who had to r esign in shame as ma..birds of a feather and all that…

      All fits…

      Like

    • 311
      Hugh Janus says:

      No company car, just a rowing boat with a samll bucket attached to the stern to help collect up all that nasty oil.

      Like

    • 336
      MI5 says:

      Goldman Sachs will give Mandy a job…

      Birds of a feather…

      Like

  31. 117
    Lizzie says:

    The thing that sums up the night for me was the look on Sarah Brown’s face at Brown’s “victory” appearance in the Labour HQ, she looked forlorn. The economy is safer with the Tories. In desperation Mandelson is wheeling out “big guns” Blair which will make things worse for Brown for the electorate will compare Blair to Brown and that will be a big shock, chalk and cheese, the heady years of New Labour have been replaced with doom and gloom Gordon. Labour RIP.

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  32. 123
    Todger says:

    So loong as Dave keeps off pink politics and concentrates on right wing policies, as he did last night, he will not go wrong. Welcome back Dave??

    Like

    • 158
      Longbow says:

      Wot right wing policies were those then?
      I saw the continued march of the EU from Dave, I saw nothing to attract the right wing tories who have deserted to come back.
      I saw 3 mongs arguing about stuff they all agree on except what colour the bathroom should be.
      He has lost maybe 40% of conservatives and replaced them with 10% greenies.

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    • 257
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Let’s hope there is a Conservative inside Dave trying to get out. He’s got 6 days left to seal the deal or it’s hung parliament, PR and a rampant B&P :)

      Like

  33. 126
    Lizzie says:

    Sky announce Blair will join Labour campaign trail but will not been seen with Brown, understandable as his career would take a real dive, Blair won’t risk that.

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  34. 131
    • 141
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

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    • 155
      Can't remember my moniker says:

      Lovely day here in Istria TT! Looking over your way, also sunny, I wonder why anyone would want to see this demented stuff from the only Mirror that fails to reflect reality. I will resist it for now but may return later, when the sun is up further and I have a grappa in my hand to steady myself. Cent’ann!

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    • 192

      So, according to Tony Parsons, the debate was: a boxing match, a game of footbball at the scene of a mass murder, in or adjacent to, a knackers yard.

      “This isn’t just drivel, this is Tony Parsons in the Daily Mirror Drivel”

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      • 576
        Nick2 says:

        Parsons is another of the troupe of left wing ‘comics’ who infest the BBC.

        Move to a subscription or micro payment model and they’ll all fuck off somewhere – none of the grimacing lefties who I know are actually prepared to PAY to listen to the drivel these political throwbacks pump out on BBC:R4 etc. That’s my privilege as an involuntary licence payer.

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    • 200

      Viz mock Tony Parsons beautifully, they call him Tony Parsehole. How very apt.

      Like

      • 226
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        Ah VIZ the only real view of the world !
        not as good since the Donald brothers sold it
        but it still should be compulsory reading in all schools

        Like

        • 248
          Can't remember my moniker says:

          The Profanisaurus was a supreme gift to mankind.

          Like

          • This is also good, in case you missed it:

            http://www.urbandictionary.com/

            Like

          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

            i have it here in front of me”The Magna Farta” the worlds sweariest dictionary 10,000 rude words and phrases Love It !

            Like

          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            Things have moved on since I left! Thanks for the info. I will buy it next time I am back.

            10,000 words?????!!!!! Incredible. What are the other three I don’t know?

            Like

          • Swiss Cuckoo Cock says:

            Swiss Cock Cheese

            Like

          • Can't remember my moniker says:

            You wanker! You must be so pleased to be part of the (failing) effort to keep Balls and Cooper in their £0.5million a year handouts from the state purse. You must have cum your load in your pants when you discovered that they had ‘flipped’ the designation of their second home three times in a 24-month period. What have you got for yourself, troll? Send me your address and I will send you a nice majolica pot so you at least have something to piss in. That is, providing it does not crush your skull as it gets gently lowered onto it at mach 7.

            Like

    • 256
      more sleaze says:

      Gordon Brown oozed……… Well slime does that!

      Like

  35. 136
    RavingMad says:

    I reckon Guido calls it about right. However, as evidenced on QT last night, there is far more stuff about the relationship between the people and those who serve them to be clarified. I am still not at all amused about the disregard for the expenses issues; the marginalisation of the people from the democratic process – an election every five years is not democracy; surveillance and database society etc etc. Some of us have no faith in politicians or our current political processes

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    • 159
      sucking my pencil in the booth says:

      Cameron seems a pleasant chap but is trying to punch above his weight, Clegg is a modern Euro success and Brown looks as if he’s on day release.
      What a choice.

      Like

  36. 137
    Philp says:

    I am mildly surprised that Brown even bothered to turn up for a debate on an Economy that he has so comprehensively trashed buring his 13 tenure and that is without his recent gaffe inadvertently telling his core voters exactly what New Labour thinks of its loyal but apparently bigoted following.

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  37. 139
    Geordie Scoot says:

    I mildy mocked my wife when she said during the first debate that she felt sorry for Brown because “he is so out of his depth, so inadequate” – but how perceptive those remarks have proved to be. My two abiding memories of his performance last night come from his final speech: – first “we are desperate” – he should have left it at that and I look forward to seeing that cut and pasted out of context into some witty viral clip; second, his parting smile which cause an involuntary evacuation of my lower intestine. i think the nation’s verdict for Broon was “flock off!”

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  38. 140
    Anonymous says:

    VOTE
    FOR
    NO CHANGE

    vote liblabcon

    Like

    • 275
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      No change (in your pocket) is what we’ll all have once the economic shitstorm hits us. Batton down the hatches or emigrate.

      Like

  39. 143
    Eileen Critchley says:

    Don’t forget the independents – lots of well meaning types running on ‘expenses’ and such like.

    The UK voter has become a volatile beast, one clever leaflet, one well timed chat, one OAP popping up the shops for a loaf and it could turn in an hour.

    My decision remains the same, I’m getting quite used to all this granola.

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  40. 149
    Canary Wharf Rat says:

    Cameron Creamed it
    Brown was … well Brown all Huff & Puff reeling off vacuous statements that bear no semblence of whats happening in the real World and Master Clegg… Well. Last week I termed him and Cable as snake oil salesman, last night he even failed that profession! He came across to me as a glove puppet bobbing up and down and with his over exagerated hand movements reminded my of the skinny weatherman on the BBC.

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  41. 156
    He's Spartacus says:

    Prescott loses it again on the campaign trail..

    http://bit.ly/bRICXO

    Regards,

    Tom

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    • 168

      Prescott could have been arrested for this: Mr Prescott’s face momentarily contorted with rage as he blasted: “Come here and tell me that!

      Sounds like he was attempting to cause a fight. Surely not?!

      Like

    • 179
      jgm2 says:

      Anybody got his itinerary. I’d be quite happy to call him out on his expenses. And being in the pay of the Chinese.

      Like

    • 193
      Prezza five bellies says:

      What I will say to you is this that man blatantly accused myself along with other MPs of being on the fiddle that is an outright lie and he is lucky that he wasn’t given a knuckle sarnie you see what we took was our legal entitlement them were the rules and all we did was abide by them helping ourselves to as much as we were entitled to but you see ordinary people do not understand they see pictures of me in a posh house playing croquet and driving jags and think I have turned into lord snooty well I have news for you I am still an ordinary working class bloke who likes fish and chips and crumpet and wiping his arse on the daily mail admittedly we don’t have an outside bog any more and we do have a hot tub and a jacuzzi but you know I have worked hard all my life and like I say gordon brown won last nights debate by a mile he is the only man who can get us out of this mess he created I say let him get on and do the job and don’t put your faith in those two public school toffs clegg and cameron the battle bus is on the road again today I am looking forward to seeing the skirt which regularly turns out to see me they can’t resist a bit of rough like me you know who says fat men are not attractive I am a sex god

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      • 208
        jgm2 says:

        He’s a fucking joke isn’t he. Quite happy to make snide remarks about duck houses and moats but doesn’t like it up him at all when called out over his classy oak beams he had screwed to the side of his house the better to help him carry out his parliamentary duties. Wholly and exclusively necessary in fact to carry out his parliamentary duties.

        And he’s definitely in the pay of the Chinese.

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        • 447
          Whos idea was that ? says:

          He defines Sleaze. Makes the hated tories look like amatures.

          Like

          • Anonymous says:

            What kind of man, pigs out for years on the public purse and when exposed blames it on an illness. He is the most overweight bullemic ever known !!!

            Like

      • 273
        Pies for all says:

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    • 207
      John Prescott BSc (Xiamen) says:

      Appen I didn’t bother fiddling my expenses much because I found better ways to make a great pile of brass out of being a minister. Expense claims or for amatooors. Aye love, plenty of gravy and mushy peas with that.

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    • 210
      Moody Blue says:

      Would’ve been nice for someone to cool him down by pushing him into that fountain.

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    • 285
      I hate New Labour says:

      What a pathetic old fool.

      A 70 year old man that wants to resolve disagreements with his fists. Unbelievable.

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      MI5 says:

      So yesterday Prescott was harassing an old lady

      Today it an ordinary voter

      Did he call him the heckler a “bigot” ?

      And look at his face of HATRED…

      Prescott should have an immediate Anti Social Behaviour Order slapped on him…

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    • 359
      Jack says:

      NU LABOUR

      THE PARTY OF HATRED

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  42. 157
    jolly says:

    great heavens just heard mandelson on channel 4 , wriggling and slippery as ever.quite the worst thing of the whole election campaign.
    Surely no one can ever trust him. but well done evan you showed him as he is ghastly.. jolly

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  43. 164

    I didn’t watch the debate. I only watched the summary on the BBC news immediately afterwards.

    The BBC news left me with the impression that it was a close and combative debate and that Clegg had narrowly won by pushing Cameron hard on immigration statistics which Dave couldn’t answer.

    ….imagine my surprise to find out the truth of what happened this morning……

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    • 621
      Susie says:

      Yep well into the BBC 10 News the talking head mumbled the order “Cameron, Clegg, Brown” and swiftly moved on without the figures. So I knew it must be very good.

      Unbelievable.

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  44. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron still seems like a lightweight though.

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  45. 185
    Steve Expat says:

    Ha ha ha – Labour just unveiled half a dozen posters aimed at those unable to vote….

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  46. 189
    Adios el Gordo says:

    just seen laburs new posters and can’t stop laughing.

    they look like they have been written by gordon brown.

    labour seem to forget that under their education spell no child can read and therefore they are pointless.

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  47. 190
    Busted nokia says:

    the accent reminds me of a misfiring Stepford Wife

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  48. 196
    Anonymous says:

    Brown is the man of substance – dust.

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  49. 202
    twistedjoker says:

    LABOURS New posters revealed

    ‘VOTE LABOUR GRAN’

    I was LYING when i called you a BIGOT.

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  50. 209
    the real lolol not the one who's using my moniker says:

    Forgive me in thinking but I thought mandleslime was a Lord and wasn’t an elected politician anymore,so why is he doing the speeches and looking like the next PM ,has brownshite had the order of the black spot then.

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  51. 212
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    “I don’t get all of it right.” What the fuck did he get right?

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    • 232
      Steve Expat says:

      He abolished boom and bust, remember…?
      He sold gold at the bottom of the market…
      He signed the Lisbon Treaty without the promised referendum…
      He overspent by billions in the good times…
      He presided over 10 million CCTV cameras and the Police state we now live in…
      He introduced ID cards…
      He made Christianity almost illegal while pandering to other religions…

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    • 233
      jgm2 says:

      He’s being uncharacteristically modest about how much he got wrong. Ie practically everything. Actually, no, not practically everything, quite literally everything.

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      • 243
        Can't remember my moniker says:

        In the order of 120%, wrong maybe? No – wait – he does zero’s doesn’t he? – add several dozen of those on!

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      Engineer says:

      Not sure if it was by accident or by design, but the one thing he did get right was keeping the Pound. If this shitstorm had hit us while we were tied to the Euro, we would have been, to quote Norman Tebbit, well and truly “in it”.

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        North, but not Scotland says:

        If the Pound had crashed down far enough to be level with the Euro, we would have had the Euro by now. It would have been spun to us as a “stabilising the currency” measure. Problem was the Euro fell almost as much as the Pound because even the economic might of northern Europe could not carry the weight of the PIGS.

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      • 410
        Steve Expat says:

        Certainly true that Brown was the Euro-sceptic whereas Bliar was all for it. We would have swapped pounds for euros at the end of 2001 if Mr New Labour had had his way

        Brown was the one the went back on the Lisbon referendum promise though…

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  52. 214
    bergen says:

    Years ago I met someone who remembered Brown as a junior economics lecturer before he became an MP.He remembered him as a real hard line Soviet era state socialist.I think we saw a glimpse of that last night.The economy is the state.

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  53. 231
    Jock Mad McMad says:

    Fine, so now Dave’s a shoe in just when are the Tories putting custom posts on the border with Scotland like they said they would when Scotland becomes a Tory free zone?

    Go on Dave – fiscal autonomy for Scotland and your problems over whinging, scrounging, dependent on hand outs Scots are solved … you do not need the £30 million plus a day in tax receipts alone from Scottish oil and gas, you’ve got the ‘City’. Us stupid, too poor and daft Scots only have stuff you do not need like water or Hydro / tidal / wind power – so go on Dave cut us adrift – you know it makes sense.

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      jgm2 says:

      30 million quid? Peanuts. The Maximum Imbecile has squandered half a billion quid a day for the past two years just to get us over the election finish line and dump the whole economic shitpot into somebody elses lap.

      Did you not hear what the BoE governor had to say? Whoever has to clean up this economic clusterfuck will be out of power for a generation. Brown deliberately fucked the economy, poisoned the well in the knowledge that the British voter would blame the chap who had to put it right.

      And just for good measure he ran up an extra 300bn quid of debt just to really fuck up the opposition.

      30 million quid a day? Fucking peanuts.

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        never trust a jock says:

        well jock that shut you up

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      • 297

        Succinct as per….

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        Mdme Defarge says:

        Scotland owes England damages for unleashing its rabid Scottish Labour Party on us as athe party of Govet for the past 13 years. Several trillion will do.

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      • 412
        North, but not Scotland says:

        Go on Jocko, come back with some more shite so you can be slaughtered again.

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        • 422
          Anonymous says:

          And the English played no part in this ?

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          • North, but not Scotland says:

            Taken on its own, the English vote would not have led to a Labour Government for the last 13 years, so our role has been somewhat limited. Our part is in the future. It is called paying for it all.

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          • Anonymous says:

            You sure about that, can you supply the figures to back that assertion up ?

            And would you like to comment on the fact that 4/5 th of the Cabinet are English ?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Ok I’ll answer it for you. Taking purely English seats alone for the 2005 Election, The English vote would have led to a Labour Government as they won 285 seats to The Conservatives 193. So your assertion is wrong.

            Now until you realise the problem is not the nationality of individuals but their political philosophy then you are doomed to repeat the same mistakes by failing to recognise the true source of the problem.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Well labour mongs in Scotland have always voted them and they never got in all those years 79 to 97 so what changed ?

            Yes English champagne socialists voted Blair and McHoon into power so blame yourselves and them for the mess that England is in.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Can I just add that those figures gave Labour a majority of 92 seats over the Conservatives in England. Now heres a sobering thought. If we imagine for a moment that even if there had been had been a Conservative landslide in Scotland ( unlikely I know but bear with me) and every seat had been won by the tories. Labour would still have won by a majority of 20 !!!!

            So there you have it the English would have elected the worst Government in years all by themselves. Sorry to shatter your world view. In another life Im sure you would have blamed all the ills of Society on the Jews.

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          • North, but not Scotland says:

            From w w w . make my vote count . org.

            Surprisingly little was made of the fact that the Conservatives polled 65,704 more votes than Labour in England, yet ended up with 92 fewer seats.

            So it’s not an assertion, more of a fact, really.

            I’m not saying that everyone from Scotland is a mental, chippy, power-crazed, violent, deluded, sexually confused, fiscally inept ego-maniac who takes it all personally, or that England hasn’t got its fair share of arseholes in the cabinet, although that could be argued.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Even if the whole of Scotland voted for the Conservatives in 2005 Labour would still have had a majority of 20 on English seats alone. The English electorate are as much responsible as anyone, left to your own devices you would still have voted in the Worst Government in a generation. Sobering eh Nigel !

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          Jock Mad McMad says:

          I thought you lot of Engerland misogynists would be pleased that we Scots want to raise and spend our own taxes and not yours – as the Conservatives, Daily Mule and other Engerland papers often claim.

          Isn’t around 2015 when all your lights start going out because of all the green garbage spouted by the Labories?

          It seems your people have said no to coal / garbage/ wood fired plants and the Nuclear plants you need have not even started building. Oh wind power … that’s the ticket, eh?

          Then there is the projected shortfall in fresh water in the south east of England … wonder who has more than they need?

          No my sad friend – New Labour is your problem, you lot voted for it, so don’t go blaming the Scots: as for Brown – it was English Labour MP’s that did not have the guts to pull the rug from under him when they have had multiple opportunities – too busy salting their unearned dosh away, as were the honourable Conservative opposition and the great City of London financial whizz kids.

          Don’t go trying the RBoS crap either as the biggest problem area was the Nat West, mystery banking, futures people gambling, on their gamble of a gamble. Same with HBOS – the H bits iffy mortgages were the problem the BoS bit remained profitable.

          Anyway which bunch of hoons created the non regulatory system for UK finance …….. erm it couldn’t have been the English Tories, surely not! Then improved upon by the English New Labour Government over the last 13 years.

          Do the sums – the biggest bunch of scroungers and spongers in the UK are Londoners: Cross Rail, Olympids, Eurostar, Kings Cross redevelopment, St Pancras redevelopment, Docklands, Dockland’s railway, Tube subsidies, Millennium Dum, London weighting salary subsidies …….

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  54. 234
    Desperate Dan says:

    The BBC can’t find any Conservative voters in the whole country so the polls must be wrong. Apparently nearly everyone is going to vote Labour apart from the few who are going to vote Clegg.

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    • 343

      The BBC are only counting postal votes…

      Prepare for a May surprise on the 7th – especially in the marginals.

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      • 509
        Smig says:

        Birmingham Evening Mail 7th May 2010:

        More postal votes in Birmingham HodgeHill than registered voters!

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          Can't remember my moniker says:

          More postal votes in Birmingham Hodgehill than registered voters in the whole of the fucking UK.

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          • Tesco is fucking the country says:

            In the US this would have the Washington Post investigating. The UK has one decent, capable political commentator and expert – Mr Brillo Neil – and he hasn’t the time to do it. Come on, national journos. Here’s a chance to put your name up in lights – on the front page, anyhow.

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  55. 238
    the real lolol not the one who's using my moniker says:

    Brown’s a bit late in pretending to meet “real” people,I bet his minders are having heart palitations with him meeting his core voters

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    • 272
      jgm2 says:

      The ‘real’ people will be being properly briefed on the coach following Brown around.

      He must think he’s like Jim Carrey in ‘The Truman’ show. They drive him around, tell him he’s in a new town, he gets off the bus and, fuck me, it’s the same cast walking up to him, smiling, shaking his hand, waving their spontaneous little placards.

      He’ll be trying to find excuses to go on holiday on his own just to confirm his suspicions. He probably thinks his dad’s death was faked just because the actor wanted to pursue a career in theatre.

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    • 377
      jgm2 says:

      Brown must think he’s like Jim C*rrey in ‘The Truman’ show. They drive him around, tell him he’s in a new town, he gets off the bus and, fuck me, it’s the same cast walking up to him, smiling, shaking his hand, waving their spontaneous little placards.

      He probably thinks his dad’s death was faked just because the actor didn’t want to be pigeon-holed.

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  56. 242
    more sleaze says:

    Just seen th new lab posters, one says:
    VOTE LABOUR , GRAN
    Wonder if they will run that one in Rochdale

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  57. 244
    The IMF is coming says:

    Sums up the Labour election campaign

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  58. 254
    Who's idea was That ? says:

    A superb critique on Browns bizzare summing up statement from last nights debates.

    http://constantlyfurious.blogspot.com/

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    • 277
      barefootcontessa says:

      Yes, great summary, and funny. If only the BBC could be as funny!

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    • 338
      Dick Robinson says:

      Just watched the highlights on the BBC website and almost spat my tea all over my keyboard when I saw Gordon’s creepy smile at the end.

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      • 436
        Airey Belvoir says:

        Somebody else on here said that, when Brown unleashes his creepy smile on the telly, his dog runs behind the sofa.

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    • 609
      Fuck off CF you pointless link-whore says:

      Fuck off CF you pointless link-whore.

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  59. 261
    barefootcontessa says:

    The whole debate is a hoot! A laugh a minute. You really can’t take all these besuited men seriously! Trouble is they have power to contr4ol our lives.

    Kirsty Wark – where did she get that too tight skirt she was struggling around in on last night’s Newsnight?! She’s past wearing skin tight skirts that show her knicker line. Sorry Kirsty you’re too fat, or are you trying to save your marriage?

    Noticed that that female lump of an appendage to Gordon Brown was wearing a similar skirt, way above her knees – not a pretty sight! Her gait has something of the cart horse about it.

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  60. 267
    Kerrygate bigger than The Rochdale incident says:

    So according to Kerry

    “I have personally called the Returning Officer at Bristol City Council to apologise, and assured him I have removed the information as quickly as possible, within a matter of minutes. He has advised that it would not be lawful for anyone else to publish the information, for example, by re-posting my original Tweet.”

    Well there you have it, she appears to think that the actual posting of this restricted information is not criminal but however if anyone re tweets it they will be commiting an offence!!!.

    See what she did there.

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  61. 277
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    And yet the other two didn’t actually disect that figure.
    Presumably its the number of estates over 600,000 per year.

    (actually a rough calc suggests that is the case).

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    • 326
      Peter Grimes says:

      Yup a ZaNuLieBor sockpuppet! You shouldn’t believe all of the crap which dribbles from McMong’s lips! Your script is crap – bring back Dolly!!

      Repeating McMong’s lie about 3,000 estates A YEAR STILL won’t get the dead millionaires resurrected to dodge IHT again and again!

      Fuckwit!

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        sockpuppet #4 says:

        What the flocking hell are you on about.

        Both Cameron and Clegg failed to actually tackle the figures.
        You fail too, in a monumentally idiotic way.

        Oh, and I didn’t repeat the number did I?

        Whats your estimate for the number of estates per year that pay IHT?
        Would you like to re-estimate that with the number of people who actually benefit from such estates?
        Would you like to re-estimate that number for the number of people liable to benefit from such estates over a reasonable period of time? coz obviously its not a short term thing.

        Now, my point did actually try to lead any sensible thinker in that direction. In order to actually DISECT the figure. I said disect, did you see that?

        Brown’s figures come from somewhere, and its the sensible thing to do, to actually work out what they are supposed to mean, in order to attack them in a sensible way. Perhaps its more effective for you to just rant like a twat instead.

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  62. 280

    Labour trotting out Tony Blair? Have they sunk so low that they think the return of Phony Tony and his Faith Based policies are going to win them an election? Considering the less than cordial relations between Tony and Gordo (as reported ad nauseam) I can only surmise that someone (Peter Mandelson??) is trying to damage Labour’s standing with the electorate even more!

    I did like David Cameron’s comment about Gordo confusing the economy and the government’s tax on jobs. It should have been a repeated theme during this campaign.

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    • 439
      Airey Belvoir says:

      It’s really good of Tony to sacrifice a couple of his precious 90 days allowed in the UK as a non-Dom, to help out with this noble cause.

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  63. 284
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron wants a teleporter.

    Do you think he has enough of travel? I suggest he stops using children for his gain.

    (BBC coverage of school visit)

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  64. 296
    John Terry is snide and treacherous says:

    Brown is increasingly looking like Mr Punch every time he smiles. It really is a weird smile and who ever advised him to do it must be a prat (probably Mandelbum). They say Blair is to join in the campaign – brilliant! Just what Labour needs is a reminder of the most devious, hypocritical, self-serving multi-millionaire that Labour has ever produced.

    How many votes will the grinning war monger gain (sorry lose) for Labour?

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  65. 299
    Adios el Gordo says:

    Guido

    Is there anyway you can do a guy news montage for us to forward to everyone before the election?

    the boulton stare
    the bigot comment
    eradicatig boom and bust
    draper, whelan, mcbride
    wmd
    mps in court
    speaker out
    kerry prosucing results
    omaha beach
    coming out of the closet (with al gore) – an unfortunate turn
    finishing with a gb smile (he did that at the end of the debate last night just before i went to sleep and gave me nightmare)

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  66. 317
    Lizzie says:

    Missing Miriam…..Cleggs wife was absent again last night, if he were ever to become PM who would stand by his side and attend important international functions with him, Miriam is obviously too busy.

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  67. 325
    Desperate Dan says:

    Tony Blair’s coming to remind us about the illegal Iraq war, cash for peerages, mismanagement of the British economy, poodles, greed, crooked lawyers, sanction for criminals and money launderers, selling off government property to non-doms, a worse grin than Gordon’s, Cherie, education education education(not), carpetbagging, gerrymandering, misusing public office for personal gain, shredding of his expenses and his own financial dishonesty and greed. Bring him on.

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    • 349
      Adios el Gordo says:

      not to mention that this is actually the end of his premiership had he not given up as he was voted to highest office and couldn’t be arsed to stick it out and left us with this muppet.

      if he didn’t want to serve a full term he never should have stood.

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      • 356
        Desperate Dan says:

        Radio 5 has suddenly gone wild with excitement at the thought that Blair’s currently in Harrow and they might get to speak to him in a minute.

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        • 397
          The Morris Marina a nasty log laid by British Leyland says:

          Tony Bliar? Would that be the c u n t that did the following?

          1. Pass a law that financially benefited his wife?

          2. Murdered thousands of people in Iraq?

          3. Put a one eyed idiot in charge of our economy allowing him to trash it?

          4. Got us stunk in another war that has nothing to do with us?

          5. Suicide bombers on the streets of London

          6. A man who put the “L” in bLiar

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          • jgm2 says:

            That’s the one!

            You forgot to mention he’s now non-dom for tax-purposes and possibly a citizen of the Republic of Ireland – a country where they have a 180 day rule on foreign earnings.

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    • 352
      A Pensioner says:

      Better than the spotlight on McBust

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    • 364
      I hate New Labour says:

      Let’s not forget the only serving PM to be questioned by the police…

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    • 390
      barefootcontessa says:

      That should do it.

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  68. 332
    FUCK THE PIGGIES says:

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  69. 340
    Peter Grimes says:

    Whereas on Monday night the ZaNuLieBor PPC for some shitehole Gravesend constituency crashed her car into a roundabout and got arrested. There was no other car involved, according to the police, and she was ‘tired and emotional’!

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    • 365
      jgm2 says:

      Probably spent all day in the pub watching Brown describe his core vote as ‘bigots’ and the all-channel coverage of the subsequent clusterfuck.

      Knowing you’re not going to enjoy five years fucking the taxpayer but will instead be astro-turfing CiF from your council office for the next decade must be a bit of a downer.

      She can get fucked.

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    • 453
      Quantrill says:

      It was a suicide attempt but she couldn’t even get that right.

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  70. 372
    Duffy the Bufty Slayer formerly known as Seth the pig farmer says:

    Lots of comments on the blogesphere about migrants and immigrants accessing State services.

    I have lived in the UK all my life other than a couple of years when I was posted by my company overseas. Diring that time I had private insurance to cover me and my family.

    Once my wife bacame ill in the UK while on a visit home and was treated excellently by the NHS. I felt guilty that despite having paid taxes in the UK for many years, I wasn’t currently paying them as I was paying them overseas as covered by the relevent reciprocal tax treaties.

    I went to the NHS and told them my situation and offered to pay and claim back from my insurance. My wife had been in hospital for several days and had recieved some farily expensive care that would cost several thousand pounds. I couldn’t get them to bill me. I tried more than once.

    I mentioned this to a GP friend of mine, and he told me that he once questioned someone’s right to access NHS free care by asking for proof of entitlement (he had the distinct feeling that they were health care tourists as they had no English nor any medical records in the UK despite being in middle age. They also showed no understanding of may of the cultural norms in the UK.)

    He was subject to disciplinary process as even asking the question was discriminatory as he would effectively be ethnically profiling his patients. Obvioulsy he now hands out free care to anyone who asks for it.

    I think our medical staff are excellent, but we should outsource the administration of the NHS to the Germans.

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    • 401
      I'm not a number says:

      I reckon most people could recount similar anecdotes regarding the massive abuse of social services in this Country. As ever, under NuLiebour we have, over the past thirteen years, been conditioned to bite our tongues for fear of being labelled a RACIST.

      You can see that so crystal clearly when Our Dear Leader accused an ordinary citizen of being a bigoted woman for stepping out of line and daring to raise the taboo subject.

      UNDER NEW LABOUR, WE’RE ALL UNDER SUSPICION.

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      • 466
        jgm2 says:

        Under Labour you’re all under observation. And with ID cards you’ll finally all be in the database.

        You bigots.

        You will comply.

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      • 484
        Quantrill says:

        And under Wavy Davy members of a legally constituted political party (who we dare not name) will be banned from being teachers. Already banned from being members of the police by the ACPO quango, is this the pre-cursor to a total ban?

        Is this democracy?

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    • 490
      Colonel Nut says:

      I currently live in Ireland but my business is in the U.K. and I pay full U.K.taxes.Being domiciled in England but resident in Ireland I am not entitled to the N.H.S.despite a lifetime of paying U.K. taxes, as it is based purely on residency,not contributions.Presumably there are hundreds of thousands of Britons resident abroad for more than three years in similar positions,yet immigrants to the U.K.legal and illegal get access immediately to N.H.S.care.

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    • 499
      Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

      ‘I think our medical staff are excellent, but we should outsource the administration of the NHS to the Germans.’

      They have a way with clinical efficiencies the Germans. One came over for the day and killed a UK patient. Many stayed where they were and killed a generation.

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  71. 383
    Mustafa Postalvote says:

    Evan Davis tore Overlord Meddlebum a new one on Today this morning. Even he sounds like he’s given up.

    I thought they’d be nicer to each other. Or do they both like a bit of role play?

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    • 391
      The Morris Marina a nasty log laid by British Leyland says:

      Those two would like 20 minutes in the toilets together.

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      • 444
        jgm2 says:

        I’m sure I saw a most telling picture of Evan Davis at Glastonbury sometime in the last year or two.

        Unfortunately Google doesn’t seem able to put it’d finger on it.

        Bitch fight seems credible though.

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    • 394
      barefootcontessa says:

      Those people behave more like bitches.

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  72. 389
    The Morris Marina a nasty log laid by British Leyland says:

    Sorry but Radio 5 are happy to put on air anyone who hates Cameron (mostly Hunts from Liverpool and Scotland of course along with drugged up students) and on Nikki Campbell show it was a hate fest at the Tories.

    The BBC are shitting bricks and well they should be, Campbell will be selling the big Issue in a few months time.

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  73. 409
    The Morris Marina a nasty log laid by British Leyland says:

    Now Gordon Brown’s election campaign really IS a car crash: Labour poster launch marred by smash just yards from PM

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/election/article-1269986/General-Election-2010-Labour-campaign-descends-farce-car-crashes-poster-launch.html#ixzz0mZm7dFfF

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    • 481
      Whos idea was that ? says:

      Oh FFS ! Now we know that Armando Iannucci really is running Labours election Campaign

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    • 482
      Gordoom cooks the books says:

      fuck me they look a soory bunch ha ha ha can hear em thinking “WHY DID WE NOT GET RID OF THIS CLOWN LAST YEAR SHIT”

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  74. 416
    Whos idea was that ? says:

    Was it Hattie or Balls who was driving ?………, what they didnt stick around ?????No matter we know where we can find them.

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  75. 418
    Sky News is biased says:

    The time-worn, vote winning Tory message that reduced them to losing heavily in 1997, 2001 and 2005.

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  76. 422
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    Im sure this has been touched on above but I havent the time to read through 360+ posts, im a busy man, I have a business to run!

    I think Dave and the tories need to confront the Labour lie of this £6 bn being ‘taken out of the economy’. The Prime mentallist spouted this shite several times and I dont think Dave (or the other chap..what-is-name???) challenged him on it.

    I know, and most people reading this know, that 6 bn will NOT be taken out of the econmy as Brown keeps spouting, instead this money will be kept in the hands of the tax paying people and businesses to spend on other things.

    Unfortunately not everyone undestands this and I had to patiently explain it to my girlfriend that Brown was lying and it took a while (she is a civil servant after all…….)

    So out there in idiot land there will be some who believe Browns bullshit. Its not the die-hard morons who would vote for labour even if Hitler was leader but those wavering and who up to now havent taken much interest in it all.

    The one-eyed scottish traitor needs to be challenged much harder on this. I think Dave did well with his point, made several times, that Brown confuses the economy with the government, but I think this needs to be expanded on more with more explanation.

    I do think Labour DO confuse the economy with the government. Im pretty sure they are now at the point where they truly believe that all the money we and business have belongs to the government and its only through their good grace we get to keep some of it. I think this point needs to be hammered home.

    To get the economy going we as individuals and businesses need to keep more of our money to spend within the economy, not keep giving it to Brown et al to waste of his fucking nonsense and the dole scum.

    I thought Dave did well and brown looked a fool. The other chap….he said a few words occasionally…something about green bullshit?

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    • 449
      George Sorryos says:

      Who gives a fuck about a paltry £6bn when we’re in a hole a hundred times deeper?

      £25bn extra per month and rising.

      Extra NI is a mere trifle.

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        Desperate Dan says:

        George give us back all those nationally-owned buildings and property that Gordon Brown sold to you at a knock-down price – BT property, Inland Revenue property, government ministries etc. . Labour didn’t put it in their manifesto that they were going to sell off all our national assets to sleazy non-doms like you, so, according to today’s BBC, they mustn’t have had a mandate to flog them.

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      • 493
        Quantrill says:

        What is 6bn when you can just print 200bn of inflationary money, sorry quantitive queasing.

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        Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

        A very good point, but Labour are directing the argument with the absurd claim about this 6 bn being removed from the economy by the tories and not mentioning the rest. Brown made this point several times last night and I dont think Dave countered it properly. This issue is important in electioneering terms rather than financial.

        My point isnt really about the 6 bn itself(like you say is fuck all in the grand scheme of the black hole), but countering the Labour lie and using this as a way to attack them and Browns financial incompetance and take votes away from Labour.

        Labour need to be attacked more, things like this need to be highlighted so that Dave can get the votes he needs to send Labour into political oblivion. My dream is to see NuLabia utterly destroyed and sent into third place (I also want to see Brown, Mandelbum, balls, cambell, blears, straw, harman, smith, milliband/s, burnham et al hung by the neck until dead in Parliament square).

        Once Dave and friends are in Im sure they will go ‘jesuschristfuck…what have we got ourselves into!??!!’ when they get their hands on the actual figures and will probably suffer for it over the next term (along with us all). All the more reason to destroy Browns credibility as a financial ‘expert’ now.

        What we absolutely do not need is Brown and all sitting in opposition (id prefer they where dead) shouting ‘We told you the tories would bring us to ruin’ whilst they try desparately to fix Browns mess. We cant have the cnuts back in 5 years time!

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      Whos idea was that ?( The Browninci Code edition) says:

      Brown keeps spouting this “shite” because he keeps confusing the State with the economy. If he was to talk about taking 6 billion out of State control then it makes perfect sense what he means. Try this with everything Gordon says, just substitute State for each time he mentions the economy and it all becomes clear.

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    • 474
      Groucho says:

      6 Bn is a drop in the ocean anyway. The national debt is currently increasing by that amount every 12 days. A Black Wednesday every week.

      Labour has set out to obfuscate the difference between debt and deficit and this tactic does seem to be working. A number of people I have spoken to actually seem to think that Brown plans to halve the debt in 4 years time, when in fact he would only be reducing the rate of additional borrowing.

      Its downright dishonest for Brown to misrepresent the situation in this way, but neither Cameron nor Clegg dare to challenge him because that would lead to a debate about the drastic measures that are necessary, which would be a huge vote loser to the party suggesting it. The public want to keep their heads in the sand and Labour are more than happy to assist.

      In a way I hope that Labour win. Lets see Brown deal with the shitstorm he created, rather than blaming the Tories if they get left to sort it out.

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  77. 446
    Rt Hoon Tony Bliar says:

    Please vote for my great comrade and friend Ed Balls.

    Trust me, Ed is the greatest.

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  78. 458
    Whos idea was that ? says:

    Just as well most of the cabinet wern’t there it would have caused such an embarassment…….what?………….they were ? Oh dear oh dear oh dear !

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  79. 461
    Gordoom cooks the books says:

    HELLO MANDY BUM WE KNOW YOU READ THIS BLOG WHAT BOLLOX IS IT TODAY THEN GORDOOM IS A MAN OF STEEL HA HA HA PISS OF BACK TO THE EU WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR BACKHANDERS, AMONGST OTHER THINGS YOU TWAT

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  80. 465
    Balls on the Bread Line says:

    So Gordon is Toast and Balls is Toastie

    Warburtons visit Feb 2009

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  81. 477
    Longbow says:

    BBC declaring that 8 million watched the debate last night

    Last October QT with Nick Griffin had 8 million as well.
    good innit

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  82. 483
    Gobshite says:

    Now, a literal car crash!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7656180/Car-crash-at-Labour-election-poster-launch.html

    The curse of Jonah is really out of control now.

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    • 501
      Jack says:

      The guys in the dustbin truck were “jeering Brown”…

      Asked by a journalist whether the car crash was a metaphor for Labour’s camapign

      Lord Mandelson said “No”

      Couldnt’ make it up…

      ROFL

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  83. 485
    Penfold says:

    So, with Immigration and Border Control firmly in the public eye, what do Labour do?

    Commit gotterdammerung and tell the folks to fuck orff:-

    http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/people/30-jobs-border-control/article-2082325-detail/article.html

    Timing is all.

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  84. 486
    Blair simply the best says:

    Mistake sending Blair out. He just shows up how bad Brown is at dealing with people (and Cam). Blair if Labour leader would walk this election by a country mile.

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    • 508
      Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

      He’s just avoiding arrest abroad. Nowhere else to go poor chap.

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    • 520
      John Terry is snide and treacherous says:

      You must be joking. Blair is doing more damage than Brown could ever imagine. Blair is the epitome of Labour hypocrites and of personal greed and a murdering war monger to boot.

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      • 545
        jgm2 says:

        Harsh. But fair.

        He’s a reminder of how Labour have duped and betrayed every single promise or commitment they have made.

        I don’t know what they’re thinking of.

        Mind you, I’m sure I heard some woman recently (it wasn’t that Gillian Duffy woman was it?) who said she still liked Blair.

        The trouble is that we’re all too close to the facts. The fact that Blair and Brown have conspired to utterly fuck the UK and to hell with the consequences. Several millions of voters still only dislike Brown because he’s an ugly, shambling, tongue-tied embarrassment.

        The election is still being fought by many in all parties on the notion of who looks most like a leader. who has the most gravitas. Who has the most charisma. Who would you feel happiest representing you when they shake Obama’s hand?

        The teeny issue of the Maximum Imbecile and his jackass legions completely fucking the economy has only once, in the last few days been voiced by anybody in authority. When the governor of the BoE pointed out that Brown has so comprehensively fucked the economy that whoever tries to fix it will be out of power for a generation.

        Why neither Clegg nor Cameron thought it worth mentioning on an economy debate last night is a mystery to me.

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  85. 489
    Desperate Dan says:

    Blair is talking about gynaecology and venereal diseases on Sky.

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  86. 494
    Steve Expat says:

    Offtopic, is Cathy “Never elected but somehow worth £328,000″ Ashton about to quit?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/7652438/Baroness-Ashton-expected-to-quit-EU-job-within-months.html

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    • 505
      jgm2 says:

      The Tories might have a more suitable candidate for such a position.

      Mandelson probably.

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    • 563
      Angela Merkel war meine Haushälterin says:

      Yes – tailor made for Mandelson – maybe Ashton was always just a ‘holding pattern’ to keep the door open for Mandy if the Election went particularly badlly for Labour.

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    • 602
      Can't remember my moniker says:

      I thought it was disgraceful that she had been subjected to unwarranted sexism. They should have left the fucking ugly cow alone.

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  87. 496
    Sports Correspondent says:

    I see Tony Blair is back in the country, just on TV. One question:- Why has he not been arrested? Treason, perverting the course of justice, (Dunblane), fraud, war crimes etc etc have all been raised. Answers in not more than 20 words!! Something like dual standards springs to mind, law for the masses but not applicable for the so called elite.

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  88. 504
    Desperate Dan says:

    Sky, BBC 24 and Radio 5 have all got wall-to-wall Tony Blair. Has there been a coup? Can we give up all hope of ever being a democracy again?

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    • 517
      John Terry is snide and treacherous says:

      And what a turn off for any floating voter thinking of voting Labour. The sight of the grinning, perma-tanned obscenity is enough to empty stomachs. I only hope some terrorist takes his head off while he is in the middle-east making his millions. Blair’s foulness must now equal that of Mandelson.

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      • 573
        Hugh Janus says:

        Absolutely agree, the Grinning Chimp will cost them votes, so keep up the good work. Get him on every available programme, for the full effect!

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      • 582
        barefootcontessa says:

        He’s wearing a bullet proof vest.

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    • 538
      Cheese Lover says:

      Brown has failed the BBC and cronies. But Blair has the enormous advantage that as an ex politician he is not covered by the equal coverage rules. So they see their opportunity…

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    • 552
      A Pensioner says:

      The more they show the orange twat the more the Labour vote evaporates. Better still, lets see his fat-arsed wife.

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  89. 512
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Postcard from Lab Party, shows image of the dear leader 1.5 x 2.5 inches greating heroic construction workers.

    That is all I have had in what is supposed to be a Lab Limp Dim marginal.

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    • 543
      commentariat says:

      Worse here,not a single leaflet has found it’s way to me,Steven Twigg is my Hunt,not a word from him in any shape or form.

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  90. 516
    PM says:

    Downing Street Fighter now has a Gillian Duffy Bonus Round. http://www.downingstreetfighter.com/

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  91. 522
    Desperate Dan says:

    Gordon arrived at the venue last night with a motorcade of six limousines, six police outriders and a police car. Apart from the fact that this was a criminal waste of our money, its always been my belief that the size of a man’s motorcade is in reverse proportion to the size of his dick. Gordon’s must be vanishingly small.

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  92. 523
    GEORGIE PORGIE says:

    We’re all commentariats together

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  93. 534
    commentariat says:

    who the fuck is that Blairs arse tongue on Sky?

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  94. 535
    Adios el Gordo says:

    Whelan tweets
    “Cam taking tough questions from err kids yet again ”

    As opposed to making them miss school to write a poster and hold up placards they don’t understand?

    Didn’t we hang the last bloke who tried to use kids for political gain?

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  95. 564
    Dobbings says:

    I wonder if, like last time, anyone will be turning up to vote only to be told they’d already voted.

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  96. 572
    I shot up the sheriff says:

    Laura Kuenssberg commenting on the debate..

    “Nick Clegg had a few sticky patches..”

    Mandy the culprit I suppose!

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    • 588
      RavingMad says:

      Laura Huntsberg is precisely that – a Hunt – just how much are we paying this woman to push her way onto our screens for what seems like 24 hour days????

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    Bystander says:

    Wise Words Guido. Thanks for that. Keep pressing those points.

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  98. 585
    barefootcontessa says:

    Tony Blair – Agent Orange?

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      From the office of The Prime Mincer says:

      Well didn’t he do well after being duffed up by that old bat in cyril smithland…the coaching has really paid off.. barnstorming performance on the debate last night…clearly mein fuhrer was the winner…and today in front of those groundbreaking posters did you hear him …sticking to the script like a good ‘un..the tories are going to do this and the libdems that…all lies and confusement but exactly what the electorate likes to hear.

      Must admit I don’t know whether I’m on my arse or elbow…well was on my elbows with my arse in the air last night but you know what I mean…coaching the boss has been a real strain..thank god sarah has been hand holding most days…sods law the day she was getting a toe manicure that silly cow collared him..but there you go it was a misunderstanding..gordon misheard what she said and didn’t mean what he said …thats why he said it of course…even if his microphone had not been on and everyone heard what he said he would have gone back to that ghastly mudhut she lived in to apologise…thats the sort of guy he is.

      Anyway must go lots of lies to script for the rest of the campaign…christ I’m good at this stuff.

      Remember Vote Labour a fairer shafting for all. Fuck the great unwashed this ones in the bag…5 more years of the gravy train for us …yipee …Pip Pip

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    • 598
      Jan Dildo says:

      Oil slick seen in Harrow.

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  99. 593
    Anonymous says:

    Oh no Brown has just wished our Olympic Hopefulls the best of Luck !!!!

    He also has the cheeck to refer to Eric Liddle of Chariots of Fire Fame.

    Under todays regime Liddle would have been sacked and thrown out the team because of his principles.

    Secondly he also thanked Tessa Jowell for her work. What work was that ? Was it her work of signing mortgage forms given to her by her felon of a husband which enabled them both to put money now known to be the proceeds of crime towards a house ? Was it the work of leaving him despite protesting his innocence purley for political advantage ?

    Horrible woman but typical of this shower.

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    Rubbing Browns nose in it says:

    Ho ho ho . Yo Blair ! Just mentioned the microphone : )

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    Cocklecarrot says:

    Thank goodness Dave steered clear of the numbers! Broonovich uses statistics just like the old Soviets did. ‘This year’s harvest is not quite as good as last years record but is expected to be slightly better that next year’s’

    Any way I am quite confused about ‘putting in’ and ‘taking out’. Is increasing National Insurance putting in or taking out. And how can you take out something that hasn’t been put in yet. ‘In out in out shake it all about’ as old Okey Cokey used to say.

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    Joined-Up Writing says:

    Was it just Harriet Harman parking her car?

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