May 7th, 2010

The Change Coalition (Part III)

Now is an historic opportunity to reform politics for the better, to open up politics and government, to roll back an authoritarian state.  If the Tory right is too small minded to allow Cameron to do a deal with Clegg then they are as stupid as they are short-sighted.  This is an historic opportunity to realign politics along a liberal-conservative axis.  It is the chance to destroy the Labour Party as a party of government forever. If the price is real reform of the electoral system then that is a price well worth paying to free us from the economic destruction wrought time and time again, decade after decade, by a statist, big government Labour Party.  Fraser Nelson, the editor of the Spectator, says he will fight Cameron.

Don’t do it my friend, at least see what deal is on the table, this is the chance to achieve Margaret Thatcher’s ultimate ambition of two competing non-socialist parties of government.

See also : Getting Real : The Change Coalition (Part II)


  1. 1
    Steve Expat says:

    Dan Hannan on BBC – “The umpire has raised his finger, Brown says ‘I’m not going anywhere'”

  2. 2
    Brooding Mama says:

    Oh shut up Guido, there isn’t a fag paper between any of them.

    Cameron will have to take Cleggy’s proportional representation and suck on it good.

    Labour are out, but I’m not quite sure what class of beast we’re getting in…

  3. 3
    Stan Butler says:

    The Lib Dems campaigned for a free vote on our continued membership of the EU. This should be undertaken at the same time as the referendum on PR that will have to be a part of any coalition with the Libs…

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    hear bloody hear Guido!

  5. 5
    Dack Blog says:

    Of all potential outcomes this is the one I’d settle for.

  6. 6
    Ordinary Bloke... says:


    Hope never to see Liebour back in power ever again.

  7. 7
    Non Don Non partisan says:

    “This is a historical chance to destroy the Labour party as a party of government”

  8. 8
    Brooding Mama says:

    You easily amused sods.

    Bread and circuses, you don’t even want the clowns anymore, just the bread.

  9. 9
    .243 Win says:

    Aside from getting a flash under Brillo on the “destroy Labour” line :

    “two competing non-socialist parties of government.”

    Limpdums “non-socialist” ? You think ?

  10. 10
    Hicks1969uk says:

    Glad to see at last that the two leaders are talking and taking the national interest in getting this labour mess sorted.

    Sort it out fellas and get it working otherwise the country won’t forgive you for years.

  11. 11

    Killing Labour has got to be political priority number 1.

    The people have spoken – Cam has to do a deal with the Lib Dems……… Tory grandees who want otherwise are just being twats………….

  12. 12
    Dave The Dog says:

    Cameron isn’t offering anything though. On electoral reform, all Clegg will get with Cam is a cross-party committee which will basically involve Labour and the Tories telling him to go **** himself. Brown is dangling a much, much better offer.

  13. 13
    Gobshite says:

    Liberals not Socialist?

    Just semantics, surely?

    They have too much of the Progressive Left in their ranks, and not enough Classical Liberalism.

    Apart from that, it is a very good idea.

    Any idea that involves the destruction of Labour is a good one!

  14. 14
    A problem shared says:

    It would certainly be easier for a coalition to carry out austerity measures than it would for a single party. A problem shared is a problem halved and so is the blame.

  15. 15
    SaltPetre says:

    Clegg just needs to come forward and make a clear statement. This is what the people want – and what the economic market needs. I would like to see a CON-LIBDEM pact…it would not only be the best decision, but reflect what the country truly wants…..I suspect Gorden will be trying EVERY trick in the book to hold on…!

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    Brooding Mama says:

    I fully expect a Labour government to return in 2014.

    I’m not a fan of Labour.

  17. 17
    Brooding Mama says:

    Only because Labour control the working class centres.

  18. 18
    Trevor Clemets says:

    Well said GF. The offer was cleverly put and dangles the possibility of Nick Clegg and his more capable supporters achieving an element of government experience without the detriment of tying in with a failed government. But can the loony left part of the Lib Dems be brought in as well as the more rightish minded Tories? Let’s hope so.

  19. 19
    Dave Cameron says:

    I hereby do declare this site Conservative

  20. 20

    Wishful thinking, there is a rock solid workers union base in UK (just count the votes) and the idea of CON – LIB two party system under PR, is not on the cards.

  21. 21
    Kevin Richmond says:

    Agreed Guido.
    If managed well, Cameron’s generous offer could spell the end of the Old/New Labour party as we know it …..and its systematic destruction of Britain brought to an end.
    If Clegg really has Brtain’s best interests at heart – and I trust he has — he should seek to join forces with the Conservatives to bring this about.
    He will need to moderate his demands…

    Britain without Old/New Labour might once again be a country worth living in.

  22. 22

    I sent a text to Gordon Brown…but couldn’t get past the first two letters of his name. I hope he gets the message.

  23. 23
    liberal Dave and his deputy Liberal nick says:

    Dave has always described himself as a liberal, just like Nick

  24. 24
    Steve Expat says:

    Clegg’s reputation would be poison if he was seen to hold up Brown – and he knows it.

    He and the LibDems have two choices now, either accept a formal coalition with the Tories, or a more informal deal that would see HM’s Speech and the Budget passed, but leave them free to deal with other things on a per-issue basis

  25. 25
    The Good Doctor says:

    Destroy the Labour filth. That’s the number one priority.

    We can sort everything else out later

  26. 26
    JSq Equ says:

    Nelson’s being a twat.

    Government not formed yet, and already the infighting starts.

  27. 27
    luther blissett says:

    Dan Hannan? Fuck me, he’s alive!

    Has Dave finally let him out of the basement where he was bound and gagged during the campaign to stop him from scaring the shit out of the voters?

  28. 28
    Bub says:

    Frankly, I am sick to the back teeth of all this silly ‘party political speak’ it’s like management speak. I abhor what Labour stands for because they simply do not do what they claim. They take and wreck pensions, then blame everyone else. They cannot stand up and take responsibility – that’s what is wrong with Labour.
    If Clegg and Cameron can work together, a true government of all the talents, then hurray! I just doubt, having watched Parliament religiously for over two years, have seen how little these folk can cooperate without their silly ‘tribal’ behaviours.

    Surprise me.

  29. 29
    Arch Stanton says:

    If Clegg has any sense he will try to stay Neutral.

    Let Cameron form a minority Govt, and do not oppose the queens speech.

    Liebour will implode and hopefully we will have seen the last of the Deranged one

    Cameron does not have to offer Clegg anything, let Clegg prop up Liebour the Country goes Bankrupt, the IMF roll in and a Conservative Landslide in 6 to 9 months

    Castastrophe for the Country but we face one anyway it is just a mattter of how awful it becomes.

    Time to pack ones bags I fear

  30. 30
    Jacquie Smith says:

    Can I come and play with your team? Things here are a bit quiet now.

  31. 31
    Brooding Mama says:

    Well he did marry a horse, and Cleggy married an immigrant.

  32. 32
    Trevor Clemets says:

    Brooding Mama. 2014 is far too soon for this electorate to return to Labour – unless a complete mess is made of it now and in between. Times will be hard but …..

  33. 33
    .243 Win says:

    Interesting comparison between McDoom and Camo tho – at least CMD had a view on the National interest.

  34. 34

    I’m fed up, fuck this. My town needs some good English Democrats.

    England for the English.

    Everyone else can fuck off!

  35. 35
    LibCon is fairer than LibLab says:

    Lib & Con = 59% of voters
    Lib & Lab = 52% of Voters

  36. 36
    Yarnefromhorsham says:

    Do the deal. It makes sense. Off topic. Does Bercow automatically become Speaker?

  37. 37
    Camus says:

    The outgoing Labour government has shown its “statist, big government” credentials by flagrant subsidising with taxpayers’ money of the the profits of the private companies running the public services. Where this all leads is the debacle currently reaching a very costly endgame on the London Underground. It isn’t expenditure on the true public services which should be curtailed by the new tenants of No. 10 and 11 Downing Street and their coalition colleagues, but any plans for further privatisation (sorry, “reform”) of such services.

  38. 38

    My thoughts exactly Mr Win.

  39. 39
    Dave The Dog says:

    Yeah that seems about right. The best thing Labour could do is put Miliband in charge, but we know Brown well enough now to know that he’ll cling on to power even if it is at the expense of his party and country.

  40. 40
    Brooding Mama says:

    Oh, don’t you worry about that… Cameron and the ‘Boy’ George will quickly fuck it all up.

  41. 41
    page 3 says:

    Mmmh guido 2 non-socialist partys competing is so sexy you naughty minx.

  42. 42
    And the winner is......... says:

    Nick may have lost the battle but he has won the war.

  43. 43

    Cameron’s statement:
    I think you’re right about part of Cameron’s motivation – putting socialism back in the bottle. The problem is its not what Tories have been fighting the election for or what we recognise as Toryism. Nevertheless, it’s a response to what the electorate have said – and you can’t buck the electorate. We are where we are and have too make the best of it, etc. The LDs may not accept Cameron’s offer of course. In which case he can say to the electorate I tried to respond the way you seemed to want, now just let me govern and deal with parliament as best I can.

  44. 44
    Brooding Mama says:

    Hopefully they never let him near the chair again.

  45. 45
    The Dirty Rat says:

    I agree with Nick.

  46. 46
    Peel's ghost says:

    All Brown is offering is a referendum on reform to a voting system the Liberals don’t want anyway. Cameron’s opened the door. Once in Downing Street he can be free to offer the Liberals a referendum himself and deal with right-wing grumbling more effectively from a position of power. If the Liberals put PR before economic stability they will look shabbily partisan and seedily opportunistic. Cameron’s played a blinder.

  47. 47

    What about Cornwall?

  48. 48
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Yes but Nige is giving him flying lessons.

  49. 49
    Kevin Richmond says:

    I tend to agree with you…
    Cameron’s offer will give the LibDems a real opportunity to show where they stand.
    Are they genuinely “different” or just another version of socialism? hhmmm

    If they reject Cameron and do a deal to prop up the insane Brown Gang, they will destroy their own support for a long time. Clegg needs to moderate his demands…and win respect.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Have to agree Guido

    As part of the reform of parliament and the voting system they simply have to bring in the cap on donations and instantly the labour party is sealed off from the Union’s money…without them to bail out their own party they’ll simply go bankrupt.

    I’m also presuming that the shrinkage of 10% of the members of HoC will also have greater impact upon Labour seats than Tory ones

  51. 51
    GM says:

    One of your best posts – that has got to be the project, and yes, it is a historic chance to properly realign British politics. Cameron ‘gets it’ – will the rest of the Tory Party?!

  52. 52
    Dack Blog says:

    What is Dimbleby bumbling on about? (Stuck with BBC at work). If he was a horse you’d shoot him, the dithering old luvvie buffoon.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    yes yes yes! Guido!

    what is the twitter taggy thing for this?

    ##daveandnick ??

  54. 54
    Stan Butler says:

    If there is a lib/lab coailition this time then 2014 will be Tory with a huge majority.

  55. 55
    Ordinary Bloke... says:


  56. 56
    .243 Win says:

    The birth-pangs would be hard for a lot of people to bear though.

    If you saw Dromey’s performance earlier, you don’t have to stretch your imagination too far to see what sort of ‘spontaneous’ civil unrest would be acted out as the death throes of the ZaNu power base made itself felt.

    Totally agree with the sentiment though – the death of Labour could only be good for the country.

  57. 57
    Harriet Harman says:

    But I want to be prime minister!

  58. 58
    horse trader says:

    So when are we gonna see some action then?

  59. 59
    Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

    Cameron’s “Big Society” has more than a vague whiff of Socialism about it, as well.

    And what were non-meritocratic all-female selection lists, if not socialist?

  60. 60
    jocky wilson says:

    and gordoom married a beard

  61. 61
    The last days of Labour says:

    I wonder how many Labour wins were down to Muzee postal fraud?

  62. 62
    What no Democracy? says:

    Yes and Clegg would be crazy to accept and promise of a referendum with Brown, after all he does have previous with lies about a referendum for much more important things than our farce of a voting sytem like..well, the soverignity of the British People for instance?

    How could you form a govt with a traitor? It would be political suicide..

  63. 63
    Animal says:


    1. Why is that murdering b*stard Campbell still being given publicity for his pathetic, tribalist bilge?

    2. Why is Mandelson being similarly given airtime to effectively dictate who might be leader of the Liebores – and, let’s not forget, possibly be the next PM?

    3. Is Birmingham Erdington embarrassed yet for choosing an utter pillock in Jack Dromey, who has already shown his true colours in being a walking denial board for the abject failure of his own party to retain the mandate of the people despite representing a union organisation that claims to do just that?

    4. Why the hell is Whelan smiling? His mate has been kicked so hard between the legs in this election his tonsils will be doing the hand shandies for a long time to come.

    5. Why is Cameron bothering? Stick Clegg in a corner, push him into the coalition from hell with McRuin and get another GE before the end of the year as the country falls into a huge hole and consigns Liebore and the sandalistas to the back benches for good.

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    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    Agree, Mr Clemets.

    It’s the extremes on both sides who could scupper this.

    The prize, of letting NuLab self-destruct via a strong lurch leftwards (which will be demanded by their Union masters), is tantalising. But given the power of the backlash against the impending cuts, from which NuLab will glean great strength, they might even end up gaining in 2014 or in any earlier GE.

    We live in interesting times, unfortunately.

  65. 65
    Daedalus says:

    The next administration will be blamed for the austerity measures that have to be introduced and have to cope with Greek style civil unrest.
    Under these circumstances, any coalition will fracture at the seams into mutual blaming (hell, the Tories could probably do that just by themselves).
    In a Con/Lib coalition, the Tories will get blamed for being “neo-Thatcherites” and be rendered unelectable for another 20y.
    So the best thing for the Tories (if not the country) is to discover themselves unable to find enough common ground with the LibDems, and so allow a Lab/Lib coalition to preside over the fiscal and financial crisis to come, and so be in a better position to win the inevitable re-election when the stress of crisis fragments their administration, and both can be blamed for it.
    Play the long game, Dave. The long game.

  66. 66
    The last days of Labour says:

    Charles Fatty Clarke was a very poor loser. He refused to shake hands with the Lib Dem who beat him. No dignity in defeat. Now go away and die, you obese c-unt.

  67. 67
    Osborne the office Goffa says:

    They could even have a Chancellor pact with Ken and Vince sharing the job and Osborne as their teaboy.

  68. 68
    Churchill Dog says:

    Ohhhhhhh yes.

  69. 69
    diversity outreach coordinator says:

    A good question for plod, but where are they?

  70. 70
    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    A choice of catastrophes!

    Just what I wanted……….

  71. 71
    RavingMad says:

    Whilst Brown stays put nothing is going to change. The chief spoiler, with a long history of getting in the way, seems intent to bide his time – all for our benefit of course – and let the country sink further into debt and further into the directionless mire he is so good at navigating. Brown the spoiler has to be removed

    Cameron for his part is playing a pretty signifigant role both as statesman and as deserved winner of the election. Let’s hope this is resolved quickly in Cameron’s favour.

  72. 72
    The IMF is coming says:

    Nick you still have 3 lifelines left; phone a friend, 50/50 ask the audience?

  73. 73
    Nick2 says:

    Labour will never go away as long as its client state persists.

  74. 74
    Animal says:

    Another question. Why is Jeremy Vine walking round that CGI set as if he has olympic-class piles needing urgent attention?

  75. 75
    Backwoodsman says:

    Hopefully they’ve simultaneously got a legal team ready to file legal challenges against a couple of dozen labour mp’s, for voting irregularities. Get them taken out of the game and things look brighter.

  76. 76
    Churchill Dog says:

    Dog boiler.

  77. 77
    Gordon Brown says:

    But I’m Prime Minister and that’s how it stays

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    What no Democracy? says:

    *should be “a promise*

  79. 79

    I am awaiting your congratulatory phone call.

    Otherwise, it’s back to the Tower at dusk, for more stretching exercises.

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    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    I hope they don’t, but the scale of the challenge is such as to more or less guarantee failure.

  81. 81
    The last days of Labour says:

    Thousands of people die across the world every day. Why can’t Mandelson and Campbell be two of them? Evil, odious, criminal c-unts. Fuck off and die slowly.

  82. 82
    Brown's Buggered Britain says:

    That MIGHT be a good strategy for the Conservatives – but what about us poor sods?

  83. 83
    Real Politics says:

    Do the Lib Dems really want to get into bed with Neutered Labour? Perish the thought.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    The Spectator cannot support this? The Spectator can’t even proof read itself anymore; put your crappy little fanzine in order first, Mr Nelson, before you opine on matters of State.

  85. 85
    Muhammad Jihad says:

    Me and my 82 million relatives helped Labours to wins with our postings votes! Allah akbar!

  86. 86
    Ferial Ferret says:

    Absolutely, who/what is Fraser Nelson?

  87. 87
    Steve Expat says:

    lol – Hannan and Carswell are both on the Beeb this morning afternoon – they’re both talking up the idea of some sort of a Lib/Con pact, discussing the common ground rather than emphasising the differences

  88. 88

    Can’t say I agree. Some of these Lib Dem activists are to the left of Tony Benn.
    Heath and laws and Clegg are probably OK, but they have that loony asylum/Tobin tax in the manifesto for a reason. they want it in there.

    However I would sign a pact with Satan to get rid of Brown. So, and with a due sense of imminent catastrophe, olive branch extended…

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    December 25 1989 says:

    Send the SAS into Downing Street and put the bodies on public display.
    Everything else will then fall into place.

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    Anonymous says:

    Yeah, lets hope the LibDems don’t bite.

  91. 91

    Without proportional representation, nothing will ever change for the better. It wil be blue, red, blue, red for the rest of our lives just as it has been for our entire lives.

    Politicians got us here. Don’t look to them to get us out again.

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    South of the M4 says:

    “….Brown is dangling a much, much better offer.”

    Except, of course, Brown will not honour it.

  93. 93
    Geordie Scoot says:

    There is no way on earth that Labour will give up its current in-built advantage in the current voting system. Their only proposal to date is single AV, which would serve only to entrench further the Labour bias. Brown’s proposal is his usual fient, designed to drive a wedge between Clegg and his Party.

    As for the Tory Party, they can choose to either tear themselves apart now with recrimination, or deal with the realpolitick here.

  94. 94
    Gordon says:

    This is all that Bigoted woman Mrs Duffy’s fault.

  95. 95
    Anonymous says:

    Who will rid us of this turbulent leech, Brown?

  96. 96
    Curtis LeMay says:

    Brother Guido,

    How in blazes can the Tories enter into a worthwhile coalition with the eurofanatic limp-dems??

    Those clowns in yellow would sell their souls to Brussels in a heartbeat…

  97. 97
    George Osborne says:

    Can I get into bed with Sarah Teather?

  98. 98
    Animal says:

    Bevaniteellie is reduced to congratulating minor councillors winning the odd seat here and there. And her laptop is playing up.

    She’ll most likely be off on a little trip on a friend’s dad’s yacht very soon to wail about the injustices of it all while tucking into some lobster, the hypocritical idiot.

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    Big Ben says:

    You’re never going to destroy the Labour party you fool. I’m not trolling – I’m being serious.

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    Ian E says:

    More likely, it would destroy the Tories forever as a party of government.

    I fail completely to see why Guido thinks it would destroy Labour. In any case, of course, if Cameron is not destroyed and/or controlled rigourously, we will end up with three social democratic parties playing tic tac toe ad infinitum.

  101. 101
    RAM says:

    Surely Guido electoral reform such as PR means that Tories will never have an outright majority

  102. 102
    Election frolics says:

    Sooner we have a Tory government in place, sooner we can ban the burka and start deporting all the fanatical Muzee c-unts who live off welfare and call for our deaths at the same time. Allah up your arseholes.

  103. 103
    It was UKIP wat dun 'Im in says:

    The following 17 seats were all lost by Call m’Dave by @ 1000 votes or less and in which UKIP took more than 1000 votes.

    Breaking promises and pissing off yr core vote does have consequences.

    Hat tip a poster on EUReferendum

    1. Telford
    2. Somerton and Frome
    3. Plymouth Moor View
    4. Morley & Outward
    5. Newcastle-Under-Lyme
    6. Bolton West
    7. Great Grimsby
    8. Walsall North
    9. Walsall South
    10. Southampton Itchen
    11. Dorset Mid & Poole North
    12. Wirral South
    13. Solihull
    14. Wells (LD gain from Con)
    15. St Austell & Newquay
    16. Derby North
    17. Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East

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    Anonymous says:

    Completely agree! Who the heck is Fraser Nelson.

  105. 105
    Yorkshire Counts says:

    Some folk couldn’t get into their polling stations to vote round here because they were already full of bulging postal vote sacks, previously delivered by strangely muscular ‘women’ in burkas……..

  106. 106
    Watt O Tyler says:

    Guido just lost the rest of his minutes of fame to Dudley North. Never mind fatso there will be another election soon or you can be a General in the rebel army

  107. 107
    John Bercow and the association of Polish aircraft manufacturers and allied trades says:

    Well done blinky. We’re both back and this time it’s personal.

  108. 108
    Steve Expat says:

    BBC quoting Con source saying that phone calls will start tonight between Cons and LDs

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    Snotty says:

    Nelson is a fucking disgrace if he’s going to start shit stirring over this. The largest number of seats for the party since the 1930s and people are angry with Cameron!

    What the fuck did they expect? The BBC has been peddling the hung parliament line for weeks and now they’ve finally got what they wanted. Under the circumstances, I think it’s a fantastic result for Cameron.

  110. 110
    Kaks says:

    Priority number 2 after destroying Labour is strip down the BBC and rid it off its disgracefully biased staff. They are the mouthpiece of Labour and have to be dealt with accordingly. The BBC has tried to shaft the conservatives big time.

  111. 111
    Pamplemousse says:

    It is Ukip that’s stopped Cameron getting an overall majority. I hope you’re all very pleased with yourselves skimming off votes.

  112. 112
    Steve Expat says:

    Cameron wasn’t the one who broke his promise on the referendum. Gordon Brown was that man.

  113. 113
    smashtheunions says:

    it’s time to eradicate the labour strongholds. deep savage cuts? keep it focused on the leftie north.

  114. 114
    Number 6 says:

    Let’s work on getting rid of that element as well. No more chavistas on the dole, no more mooselimbs importede.

  115. 115
    nookle drager says:

    If labour stay in power now then the conservatives will never see power again. Immigrants vote labour so expect a massive influx if labour do stay, the cons will be squeezed out of the system forever.

  116. 116
    Mr Ned says:

    The Scots don’t understand cricket. This is now game set and match to the NWO. Whatever Cameron does this country is history

  117. 117
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Don’t you mean October 2010??

  118. 118
    Mdme Defarge. says:

    Having thunked about all of it it’s the one I think offers quite exciting possibilities.

    The main one being Clegg and Cameron have just finally holed Brown above the waterline.

    Another being they will redraw the dodgy boundaries until Labour exists in Scotland and few isloated pockets in England and Wales. Third the LP will now enter into a nasty little bit of internal strife and split on a left leaning basis which no-one will vote for anyway.

    Fourthly (more points keep popping up) LD & Ts taking terrible cuts decisions means they can put the blame squarely on Labour.

    Fifthly (sorry) Tories other options was to side up with NI unionists and Scots Nats. As both these need an axe taking to their public sector Cameron would never have been able to work with this option.

    Sixthly it’s high time we had less tribalism in running out national affairs and this will give us a chance to see just what can be done given the will. LDs and Tories have been working together quite successfully in councils for some time.

  119. 119
    Steve Expat says:

    Hey there OH. Did you have a fun campaign?

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    Yorkshire Counts says:

    Add to those the ones affected by B&P votes, because none of the major parties has the balls to tackle the immigration issue.

    Maybe then Cast-Iron Dave will finally work out what needs to be in the next manifesto to get a proper majority from proper conservative voters.

  121. 121
    Echo says:

    Agreed. Hope UKIP have run out of money by the time of the imminent next election

  122. 122

    She’s a big woman George, will there be room?

  123. 123
    Biggles Flies Undone says:

    Nothing wrong with the flying. It’s the landing that they need to practice.

  124. 124
    Delicious! says:

    The scum geraldine smith is out!!!

    Fantastic,like getting an unexpected birthday present.


  125. 125
    Peter from London says:

    I think it’s clear from the result that the country does not want a Conservative Government and trusts Labour more than the other parties. It’s time to move on now and focus on the job at hand.

  126. 126
    .243 Win says:

    Still wouldn’t have given him an overall majority.

  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    Correct. Cameron sounds like a crack whore desperately offering a blow job to any passerby in order to get her fix. Pitiful display by Dave.

    Will the Tory party please put him out of his misery and give him the knifing he so richly deserves.

  128. 128
    Ian E says:

    “Big Society” is of course one of the American Marxist Saul Alinsky’s ideas – though dead, he was for a while one of Obama’s influences – dropped however as too much of an extreme Leftie (his key idea was to infiltrate and take over from within – ring any bells, Dave?). So what is Cameron doing picking up this insane leftie piece of idiocy – which virtually noone in this country rates as even a little idea.

  129. 129
    Augustus says:

    My fear is that the LibDems will join Lab with the SNP, Pcymru and maybe NI as a majority.

    Theyd call it a UK coalition to deal with the crisis and GB would stay in power

  130. 130
    Alistair from London says:

    I agree with Peter from London.

  131. 131
    bergen says:

    They’re not a bunch of washed up failed marxists like Nulab-I can cope with sandal-wearing vegetarians even if they are bonkers on Brussells.

  132. 132
    The Good Doctor says:

    Now it’s a “progressive” country according to the Pisshead Pornographer.

    No it isn’t, you c*nt.

    The porridge wogs and the taliban taffies are tribalist fucks, and there are hotbeds of inbred mongoloids (Sunderland) and ballot-box stuffing. But my country, England, is conservative.

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    The Islamofarcist says:

    Dave has shown his Etonion arrogance in not being able to humiliate himself enough. Had he been more humble Clegg would have acceded to the marriage proposal.

    Instead it forces the broken biscuits together with a Lib-Lab coalition. This cant be good for anyone.

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    Editor of the Speccie.

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    Steve Expat says:

    Sir John Major now doing the rounds bigging up Cameron and his offer to the LibDems – DC’s wheeling out the big guns…

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    Number 6 says:

    Well, if Davey boy stuck with his ‘cast iron’ guarantee on the EUSSR constitution we might not have left. He and little Nicky will get on well as they bothe lurve the EU.

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    .243 Win says:

    Just got a mental image of the room available inside Ms. Teather.

    Ta TT, mind bleach required…..

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    TH Robin Cock says:

    Of course they can. The’ve voted so get no further say.
    What can they do anyway – throw their lentils about?
    Stamp their sandals?

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    The Good Doctor says:

    Fucking bring it on. I give it six months before economic meltdown brings in the IMF. That would destroy ZaNuLieBore and the LDs at one fell swoop. Clegg knows this which is why he’ll get into bed with CMD.

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    Anonymous says:

    Fraser Nelson is very, very wrong

    What does he think the alternative is? The alternative is not a Tory minority government – it is a Rainbow Coalition of every MP who is not a Tory that the financial markets will run a mile from and will screw our pensions and savings for ever. And it will implement PR anyway.

    Much better for Dave to control the electoral reform agenda by being at its heart (e.g. through setting the referendum wording). Being outside the tent pissing in is a disaster.

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    Animal says:

    For years Liebore has only survived due to the continued generosity of the unions while they both see their membership dwindle away. They can’t both carry on and the Jurassic politics of socialism will end, freeing us from their tyranny.

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    NBeale says:

    How many votes has the Spectator got for heaven’s sake. These people should leave politics to responsible people. What on earth is wrong with an enquiry?

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    Let Cam Cum says:

    Cameron has all the bargaining chips here. Lib Dems have no money for another fight. Clegg, who has absolutely cocked this up for himself as already said that he would a) work with the party with the biggest votes and b) that PR doesn’t have to be on the table. Cameron should offer the minimum. Let Labour go for it if they want to but they will get a roasting in the press and by default nothing they do or do will have any validity. Brown should resign and take his Cameron facial like a man.

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    Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover says:

    What an opportunity for St.George to ram a barbed lance down the throat of the tyrannical parasitised Labour monster and consign it to history forever.
    Cameron and Clegg do your duty and free the nation.
    Kill the blood-sucking vampire squid – now!

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    Marxism is a race war against Europeans says:

    and that of course is before you take off the postal votes from third world shithole infested bed-sitting rooms with more 50 votes and add in the very not Nulab voters that were excluded from voting by Returning Officers’ delaying tactics to close the ballot after all the benefit scroungers had rolled up to vote.

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    Mdme Defarge. says:

    God what a thicko. Beggars belief.

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    TH Robin Cock says:

    That’s a very down to earth reply.

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    Herman Van Rompuy and his Persian cat says:

    Mr Clegg we’ve been expecting you. Who’s your shy friend?

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    The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

    That’s easy, lefty socialist-corporatism, formerly known as fascism.
    The Conservatives abandoned Conservatism under Dave. Clegg or the Bliarites are his bedfellows these days.
    Don’t forget to say thankyou, when they introduce all those lovely green taxes, as demanded by their masters.
    Look at it this way, just behind Dave and Nick is a big club, telling them just what they want and Dave and Nick’s job, is to make it happen, regardless of what the British people want.

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    Dead Dave Bounce says:

    New Conservative policy:
    Scrap Trident.
    Amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    More tax.

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    Katie T says:

    Clegg may be the one who gets to decide who governs, but both of these choices look absolutely ghastly.

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    drew says:

    Guido, I like your thinking – I hope Fraser counts to ten and calms down.

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    I am not entertained.

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    Jack Frost says:

    Guido, Please explain how the Conservatives and Liberals getting into bed with each other would destroy Labour.
    The Cons-Libs would get the blame for sorting out Labour’s mess (tough love required) and Labour would be the opposition.
    The more likely outcome is that one or both of the Conservatives and Liberals would be damaged.

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    Em says:

    Ignore the Liberals and it could be a serious existential crisis for the Tories. If Cameron drives the Lib Dems into the arms of Gordon, he will be driving them into the arms of a desperate man who is willing to do anything to retain power.

    If Cameron lets Clegg go, Clegg will go to Labour, and he won’t just demand AV, he will demand full PR, and Gordon will give.

    We gotta be clever here.

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    Susie says:

    OH… I should tell you, LDs and Labour are the same two-headed beast, I’ve lived in the area for 10 years, I know them — they are united in their hatred of Conservatives and both as barking as the other. LDs have turned a once bustling market/university town full of diverse shops and businesses into a jobsworth paradise full of anti-car nazis and eco-crazies.

    PeRil lies ahead for our democracy — and Brown’s for it — avoid.

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    revolting peasant says:

    sounds good.

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    acctim says:

    *facepalm* And you UKIPers can sthcream and strhcream until you’re sick? And as an encore you can organise a mass display of biting off your noses to spite your faces? UKIP = self indulgent blinkered maniacs.

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    I Am a political prostitute and i would sell my soul to the devil so long as i can smell the power me and my party of six mp’s have already signed up with McLost to try to weasel our way into westminster

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    Mdme Defarge. says:

    Talking of Sarah’s anyone had a Twitter from Magda? Or has she been struck mute now she knows the game is up?

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    It all sounds good, but the problems will start with the more radical sandal wearers in the Liberal ranks.

    Work together on a ‘carbon-neutral’ economy? Fine, until you remember the antipathy towards nuclear power (the only real hope in the short term for carbon-free secure energy supply) and the anti-motorist agenda of those on the left of the LibDems.

    Sort out the defecit? Again, fine until you start to cut public sector jobs, at which point the Guardianistas will lose their appetite for change and start to disrupt any needed efficiencies.

    Regain our civil liberties? Great, but never underestimate the appetite of those given the powers to reduce other peoples liberties for yet more power – fines for failing to sort your recycling, extra taxes for parking large cars in towns, etc. etc.

    The issue will boil down to one question – how far can Clegg control the left within his own party? If he can persuade them that things have to be done because we simply cannot afford not to do them, then there is a chance that an agreement might work – if not, the LibDems will split and the commonsense rump may or may not be large enough to keep a majority coalition working.

    Good on Dave for trying, but I’m afraid that the LibDems are too much of a mixed bunch to be able to trust in the stability of any Con/Lib coalition.

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    Only Tory in the village says:

    There is more at stake than PR. They are other concessions that can be made. The tories are getting their knickers in a twist over nothing.

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    a muslim man says:

    but what about afghanistan and the dyingy going on?

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    Steve B says:

    Yeh, I mean who’d have principles and actually stick to them?!

    Anyway Cameron has made strategic mistakes. One simple policy, a ref on EU Membership (And to preempt arguments he could have refuted accusations of euro nuttiness by pointing out it’s the same as those lovely Lib Dum boys) could have swung this election.

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    The IMF is coming says:

    With 1 seat in Scotland the extra LD seats help counter the SNP arguement about not having a mandate in Scotland – btw this really grates as if I am not mistaken, they have devolution. If they want MP’s in Westminster then they must accept that the intentions of the whole of the UK count not just those of Scotland

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    Lescromps says:

    Fuck this for a lark,I dont give a shit what John fucking Majors got to say,I didn;t vote for a torie government. Glegg you shiseter@iwantmyvoteback.

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    The welsh can have it.

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    oops they've done it again - bankrupted by Labour says:

    Too right. It is indeed a deeply unjust world when kids like mcCann, Holly what’s her name and jessica chapman die young and freaks like the Milliband brothers survive to adult hood. Something definitely not right there.

  169. 169
    marcus aurelius says:

    Problem is that the “Liberal Democrats” are neither Liberal not democratic. When you meet them are all New World Order types : life style Nazis and Green fascists of the worst type.

    Of course its really handy for cast Iron dave to use his trendt Lib Dem mates to silence Hannan and carswell and slip in commitment tothe Euro and the resty of the EU agenda on the side no doubt.

    Dave, see if you can get the “liberal” democrats to agree to 1) elected police chiefs, open primaries, unconditional right for voters to recall MPs. I think that will show you how liberal they are.

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    RavingMad says:

    In what way can the SNP and Plaid Cymru have a say in national matters? They have no remit in England and I’m certain that I would not take anything they said to be any more than trivia – herein is a major, unsorted problem – scottish MPs already determine national policy and law without being responsible for it in their own country, why should this position be incresed to the SNP and PC??? This is not democracy

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    Mdme Defarge. says:

    No but you can reduce it to a harmless rump of demented Marxists, trade unionists, the mentally ill and chavs – totally unelectable.

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    east of Munich says:

    That was Postman Pat doing his rounds

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    the chalice in the palace says:

    I for one welcome our new ConLib overlords… etc.

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    khmer marron says:

    meanwhile uk producer price input up 13.1%. fuelled by sterling weakness, an ONS spokesman said…….

    suppose that started in obamastan too?

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    RavingMad says:

    I see the lobotomy failed

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    Anonymous says:

    tough titty

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    13eastie says:

    DC has put the offer out there.

    He should keep quiet for a bit, leave Clegg to take the initiative and not offer to give anything else at all to the Lib Dems.

    No-one can realistically be expected to implement genuine “austerity” measures in a short parliament or as a minority govt.

    DC should announce that the task ahead is too great to tackle on a confidence and supply basis and that integral involvement from the Lib Dems is needed to ensure the work can be done.

    The onus should be placed firmly on Clegg to work effectively with the Tories for the benefit of the country, such that all other options will involve leaving Labour in situ (and the Lib Dems being responsible for it happening).

    The last two remaining seats should go to the Tories – the Lib/Lab minority would be a topple-able 315, which DC could happily wait to take apart in a year or two, taking a huge majority next time.

    The Libs need to get involved properly in a coalition, take a couple of cabinet positions, and serve out a full term while working together to kill off the Labour parasite.

    An effective full-term coalition could serve as a beauty contest for the next parliament, marginalising Labour for decades.

    There is a real opportunity here for the Tories and Libs and they must not let it pass them by.

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    anyone know what the results are JUST in england?

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    The LibDems start to realise the enormity of their predicament says:

    The LibDems could not escape “the contagion” of entering into a coalition/pact to support Labour who has lost the election and has polled less votes and won less seats than the Conservatives.They would be finished at a subsequent GE.

    But hey let them carry the can for Brown’s cock ups for the next 6 months and all the blame for austerity measures.Not to mention the majority of the British press writing hostile pieces about them continually

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    TH Robin Cock says:

    A major factor is Scotland and to a lesser degree, Wales. They have their own arrangements anyway so perhaps it’s time to set them adrift. Not possible with the LD’s in tow, though, as they rely on the fringes for their seats.

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    Nick2 says:

    Let Brown cobble together a coalition of incompatible interests? Just the sight of the freaks lined up in Downing Street alongside Brown will scare the financial markets!

    IMF here we come!

    And after the fires have burnt out, re-elect the Tories under another leader with a true majority!

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    Mdme Defarge. says:

    Dear God did you see last night’s coverage on a boat? Full of pissed up luvvies quaffing champers at our expense. Even bloody Bruce Forsyth. WTF? Last tango for them?
    The BBC’s complaints board is white hot today. I watched ITV it was much better and actually did seem to be about politics.

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    Fuck off Osborne – she’s mine, I tell you! Mine!

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    ST says:

    Yeah I know its funny but when the crunch came I don’t hate the idea of a Lib Con pact.

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    revolting peasant says:

    Seventhly Mandleson and Campbell will be a bit cross.

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    The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

    “LDs and Tories have been working together quite successfully in councils for some time.”

    Like these wankers, I assume you mean? The difference between them and Zanu is precisely what?

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    Geordie blogger says:

    Err, it crashed on takeoff.

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    The Liberal Conservatives says:

    A new party is born

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    Anonymous says:

    We won’t be happy until that ugly slug is kicked out of No 10 and consigned to the dung heap.

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    ‘Why is Jeremy Vine walking round that CGI set as if he has olympic-class piles needing urgent attention?’

    Because Nicky Cambell has been putting his peewee pecker up Vine’s pooper, as a consequence Vine’s bumhole hurts.

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    Jess the Dog says:

    Agreed …do a deal. Include voting reform, and make sure the Labour block vote in Scotland is neutralised to allow Tory majorities on English issues. Europe is neutralised as an issue, Trident can be worked around.

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    Anonymous says:

    what the fuck are you talking about? you fucking imbeciel.

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    GoodluckJonathan says:

    Badluck Jonah you lost. Now f*** off.

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    The IMF is coming says:

    This would mean that Toilets and his rag would be the only newspaper in support of the Labour Party.

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    13eastie says:

    Those planes aren’t all that cheap.

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    TH Robin Cock says:

    Are you including the Beeb as part of the press? I have never seen such biased reporting as their relentles output today. Lingering on Liebour results and barely mentioning Tory gains. Unbelievable.

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    Mdme Defarge. says:

    Have a look at they have an interactive map.

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    Shami Chakrabarti says:

    “Liberty will use all legal and campaigning means to ensure that this disgrace is never repeated.”

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    Anonymous says:

    Too right. Only himself to blame. I couldn’t give a shit which coalition is formed – they’re all up the arse of the EU global governance cabal.

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    Gobshite says:

    Comment on Al-Jabeeba


    Gareth Kerr from Mid Glamorgan, Wales, writes: In all honesty, I would support a Tory Lib Dem alliance. Here in the Rhondda, a police van is driving around and thanking people who voted Labour over the loudhailer. I always thought the police were A-political but under Labour they have changed drastically. Time now for serious change. Have Your Say

    The f***?

  201. 201
    AC1 says:

    Even windsock would be better than osbourne.

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    I havent a clue cos I'm still on the piss says:

    Not really that smart myself but big bad al looks like he’s back on the piss again from what I see on telly – or maybe it’s controlled dumbing down

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    Busted Nokia says:

    trouble is Cameron and his inner circle must have thought of the EU in/out ref. after scrapping the cast iron guarantee but drew back from this as well..

    it all looks very very bleak

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    DcCbuying enough time to do a full audit of UK Plc’s books and present the full picture as to how Gordon has destroyed our financial position could severely dent that public sector union base and quite possibly cause those in the private sector to lose all faith in Labour for a generation or so. 9-12 months in government then DC calls another election just when Labour are fully engaged in the inevitable tribal strife, and there’s your overwhelming Conservative majority.

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    AC1 says:

    Eastern Europe shows how effective bureaucrats are at protecting the environment.

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    Mark Oaten's Lunch says:

    Don’t worry PC Plod will sort it all out.

    This is from BBC 24 News ………..

    “1559 Gareth Kerr from Mid Glamorgan, Wales, writes: In all honesty, I would support a Tory Lib Dem alliance. Here in the Rhondda, a police van is driving around and thanking people who voted Labour over the loudhailer. I always thought the police were A-political but under Labour they have changed drastically. Time now for serious change. Have Your Say”

    Move along now – nothing to see.

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    The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

    The Big Society idea is born out of a book by William Wallas, staunch socialist and Fabian, it was called, The Great Society.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well, Dave lost his majority over this. They still don’t understand that we’re pissed off with lies and broken promises.

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    lord mandelson says:

    I’ve called the vet, we’ve decided he’s had a good life and to continue it in such obvious pain is inhumane and contary to my plans for milibland.

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    Anonymous says:

    Twitter – parsifal2 a.k.a. Peter Bingle-Chairman-Bell Pottinger

    “Somebody needs to take the blame for the campaign and resign or be fired. Tory activists are angry and depressed”

    Andy Coulson & Clarence Mitchell to go then.

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    Flid the Impala says:

    Given the enormity of the issues facing the country, we need a wartime government of national unity – Cameron as PM, Darling as Chancellor, Clegg as Home Sec, Hague as FS, Clarke as Buisness Sec, Paddy Pantsdown at Defence and Harman serving drinks.

    The retards like Brown, Osbourne and Fox can go and like the windows on the backbenches.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Never mind,M’am. Time will convince you of the error of your ways.

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    jocky wilson says:

    A deal with the Lib Dems is not perfect, but the cancer of socialism must be defeated at all costs.

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    Busted Nokia says:

    so why have the tories more seats than labour?

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    barefootcontessa says:

    What about Clegg’s Westminster arrogance? Seems they both have their ‘good’ schooling in common.

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    GV says:

    Yes, we’re blue, as usual. Cameron did say he see to it that only English MPs could vote on England-only laws, I wonder how that will pan out with the LibDems.

    btw – I don’t know, Guido, how you can call the LibDems ‘non-socialist’ – they’re further to the left than Labour – it’s true they say they’re against surveillance/id measures etc but most of that is derived from EU excesses. The LibDems look pretty socialist to me.

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    Pass the sick bucket says:

    Many liberals regard themselves as a touch of old style labour with a bit of green thrown in. How that sits comfortably with conservatism I do not know. The radical changes needed to unpick 13 years of stultifying socialism needs a government free from having to horse trade with a party which is in favour of even more left wing measures. The lib dums need to re-write their manifesto – and quickly. It reeks of leftie wolly CND joss-stick student gesture politics.

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    Anonymous says:

    Big tory majority.

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    GV says:

    Crush ACPO and the NPIA

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    Ratsniffer says:

    Many lib dems are left of left, and proud of it.

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    Wayne & Wayneta Slob says:

    Hit wasn’t just yous, me an’ all me bitches an’ asbo possy on da dole helped.

    Massiv up yourself to me public sector possie.

  223. 223

    2 sugars Katie, chop chop!

  224. 224
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Spend some time with your family, dear. Why not watch some videos together?

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    revolting peasant says:

    But the BBC wanted a Lib Lab hung parliament.

  226. 226

    […] Guido Fawkes urges that now is the opportunity to “reform politics for the better” and heralds […]

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    johnny says says:

    If only it were “Brown is dangling. A much, much better offer.”

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    jocky wilson says:

    Errr… Peter Bingle springs to mind.

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    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Point 5. Agreed.

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    The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

    LOL, Dave and Clegg are going to do what precisely to control immigration? Leave the EU? Repeal the Human Rights Act? Stop Turkey joining the EU, oh wait Dave supports that. Dream on.

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Bring on the Anti-Liebore coalition :)

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    ST says:

    I know I fucking can’t stand her. Contempt for spoiled socialists is the only acceptable class hatred.

    She is utterly vacous, patronising and loyal to the point of being an imbecile.

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    Nick2 says:

    To be fair, the Liberty comment is in the context of voter disenfranchisement.

    “Liberty announced today that it is looking into allegations that hundreds of potential voters were disenfranchised amid chaos at polling stations around the country. ”

    Some of Shami Chakrabarti’s views are poisonous IMO, but the above isn’t one of them.

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    jgm2 says:

    Aye. And the SNP has no mandate in England so they can fuck off voting for things that affect England.

    Or not. But if they don’t (abstain) then they can’t grumble when the Tories impose some block grant cuts to the great dead-weights at some point in the future.

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    lolol the real moniker says:

    How do you deal with Socialism when your joining up with Socialists,Liberal Democrats,the democrat part was all ex Liebour

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    Watt O Tyler says:

    FTSE and sterling fall as hung parliament confirmed

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    redcliffe62 says:

    You English though that the Scots were irrelevant and not worth a place at the debate.
    Clearly you were wrong, as they may decide who sits at number 10.
    Had they been at the debate and treated as an equal instead of pariahs they may have taken seats from labour in Scotland, which would have got the tories over the line.
    What will Salmond demand, if SNP onboard a lot more palatable for Clegg to cross over as well.
    Although agreeing a deal with UKIP as mentioned above by someone on my wavelength would have won it for them in a canter. Some people came hom after the Euros, but enough out there to cost at least 20 seats.
    And anti Tory feeling was strong in closely fought seats where tactical voting cost the Tories, even losing to the libs in England against a national swing the other way.

  238. 238
    ron Vibentrop says:

    Vince is an utter cock and shouldn’t be allowed to do the weekly shop. See the YouTube link of Andrew Neal quizzing Vince in the second chancellor’s debate on Sky

    Clegg to be deputy PM, Cable to be doorman at number 10.

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    It was UKIP wat dun Dave in says:

    But in “England” the result is: (with 12 left to count)
    Conservative: 292 +89
    Labour: 188 -84
    Liberal Democrat: 41 -4
    Green: 1 +1

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    Well… I’m no fan of Dave, or Clegg, or the Cameroons, or the soppy libdems, but I utterly *despise* labour. Labour are a literal cancer on this nation.

    And while it is true that Call Me Dave is damn near as left wing as Castro, he is still substantially to the right of Brown, Harman et al. In truth it’s the only show in town. I can live with it.

    Besides, proper PR – multi-member STV (accept nothing else, especially not feckin AV) is a big step forward for any minority party. And, with the tories in power, the Right will start leaning on Dave – and they will have muscle, especially if he is perpetually short on votes. We’ve come about this in a dman funny way, but it reall ain’t so bad.

    HOWEVER…. I think I’m right in saying that Clegg cannot deal on his own; constitutionally, this needs to go back to his party – he’s going to have a hard sell getting this past the tribalists…

    BUT when they see what the mere sniff of a deal does to labour… they may jump on it. Because this is the sweet spot in the deal – a formal ConDem pact will rip the hope, soul, purpose out of labour. The ferretocracy will turn in on itself. The bloodletting will be a joy to watch.

    I can live with this – Frazer can go fuck himself. This is a pragmatic solution that has potential to really help the true Right get a permanent voice in power.

    I almost wish I’d voted now…

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    Watt O Tyler says:

    F*TSE and s*terling fall as hung parliament confirmed

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    Only Tory in the village says:

    The lib dems share common ground with the conservatives. If the lib dems are truly interested in what is in the best interest of the country then they will tell labour to beat it. If the lib dems do get into bed with labour they will be treated like a common whore. The pimps are likely to walk all over the lib dems and prostitute their ideas and pass them off as their own while back peddling on promises and concessions. Labour undermines everyone, the lib dems would do well to remember this.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Brought it on yourselves. Too many of you voted for the wrong party.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Nicholai Clog would make a good DPM
    F*cking useless but it would at least get rid of McMental
    Another plus is the entertaiment to be had from LIBDEM sex scandals, they do them better than anybody else, always have done

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    johnny says says:

    It’s as if the camera is too low for him and he hunches over to be in shot. Especially when reading the monitor to see the figures floating behind him.

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    Living with the real people in NW3 says:

    Video replay?

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    barefootcontessa says:

    …and if the Tories join with Lib Dems they (the Lib Dems) will have to take equal blame for the horrors ahead, Their will be horrendous strikes – (Mr. vile Dromey now has his seat and will be stirring it for the unions) that will follow the reduction of the public sector, and the raising of taxes.

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    Brown's Buggered Britain says:

    Except that if Clegg goes with Labour, he’ll get his PR – and it won’t be so easy for the Tories EVER to get back.

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    ST says:

    Correct. Daves holding the cards if he but knew it.

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    True Blue says:

    Time for William Hague to come forward.

    Move over Cameron. You had 5 years and one ateempt and didn’t make the grade.

    David Davis where are you? your time has come too.

    Let’s have some real Policies. Tell us what you stand for.

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    William says:

    New Balls please.

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    Bum Scotum says:

    SNP has to have some say in uk policy as long as there are issues that are not devolved. You should understand that Nation does not equate to english – you clearly have an identity problem. At theast the Scottish parliamentary voting system is fairer than the UK parliamentary one.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    Well said.

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    simon's says:

    it started in sub-prime bigots.

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    The Sleeper says:

    I wonder if Brown has any realisation of his absolute hypocrisy by preaching his very recent conversion to electoral reform..whilst refusing to do the honourable thing and resign after losing the election with only 29% of the vote

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    Anonymous says:

    Great post Guido

    #200 – that story about the police thanking people for voting Labour is disgraceful

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    The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

    The last really Liberal leader of the Liberal party, was Jo Grimond, God rest his soul. An honourable man and a patriotic capitalist. Some might say, a man somewhat to the right politically, of a certain D. Cameron. My how times have changed.

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    Labour cheats says:

    The electoral reform that Cammo mentioned was to make all seats have roughly the same number of electors. The current system hugely favours the Labour party and if that was corrected Dave would have had a working majority now.

    And there’s the postal vote scandal…

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    ST says:

    Yeah read the “independant” voice article on Lib Dem voice for an insight into the libs looney left.

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    n says:

    None of them give a flying f*ck. William Haigh must be getting a few bob for his bullSh*t . At the end of the day we’re all stuffed and not one of these people gives a flying f*ck except those that are on the grand take. Maybe we should question bbc employees who talk about problems with regard to unemployment and financial hardship and yet are outside of and not affected by such trivial matters.

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    redcliffe62 says:

    You all believe in a british parliament, well accept the votes of the British people.
    If you want England deciding English only issues as you do not like the outcome then there is a simple solution. Do your own thing and give the Scots and welsh the chance to have theirs.
    Funny how Scotland in the 80’s had thatcher forced upon them, and 50 labour mp’s and the tories had no mnadate, and similalry in the 90’s when they had no seats at all.
    Now it happens to the English who thought they made ALL the decisions and they whinge that depsiote voting one way the decisions will go against the, British democracy, get used to its idiosynchrasies. Instead of whinging and trying to change it.
    Good job Dunmfries gets english telly so they follow English matters rather than Scotland, an anomaly but still important or Scotland would not have a single tory MP yet again.

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    Curtis LeMay says:

    Dear Herman,

    My shy friend is…none of your business, but she has big tits.

    Back to the point, FOR FUCK’S SAKE – put the Tories in power!

    You boyos forget how critically important this election is to the world. Yeah, the whole damn world…

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    Anonymous says:

    Think CEOP is a strange little world of its own too – so crush them as well

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    Joe Bloggs says:

    Yes it would. 17 gains also means 17 losses for the opposition making a difference of 34.

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    nell says:

    Well I wanted to see the libdems in 2nd place and labour reduced to civil war.

    A conlib pact would do the same job .

    So I hope cameron can make it work.

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    FFS Frazer, you fucking mong, take an hour, skin up and think about this.

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    revolting peasant says:

    I thought he was some hack on the News of the World.

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    Blue Lady says:

    Isn’t it about time somebody spoke up for England? Thanks to the Celtic anti-Tory vote Brown got as many seats as he did and yet they have their own Parliament/Assembly. Once again England is predominately Tory but Nuliebore have denied us our own parliament unlike every other country in the UK. Apparently the SNP say they will work with Brown but not the Tories. We already have a PM elected in Scotland with very little influence there but lots of influence in England and now we could have a situation where England could be governed by by Brown and Salmond making decisions on English only matters. We need our own parliament now and then we would have the Government we voted for. When are we in England going to say we are fed up of being treated like second class citizens. Brown should be in the Scottish Parliament, he has no mandate whatsoever in England.

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    Lightweight Cast Iron says:

    I Am The Cleggeron – Hear My Green Taxes ROAR!

    The AGW mob must be wetting themselves with joy over this result. It’s as good as they could possibly have hoped for.

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    puzzled by it all says:

    So let me get this straight.

    The governing party fights an election and loses nearly a third of its mps, a massive 68 MPs short of a simple majority AND sees a collapse in its vote to well below a third of the population, but feels no immediate urge to give up power;

    The one party which made an unequivocal commitment to PR loses 5 mps when its manifesto is judged at the ballot box;

    And it’s still possible that this pair will put their losing policies together in a coalition government which between them STILL wouldn’t have a simple majority of MPs …

    It’s enough to make you want to vote for voting reform.

    Er hang on ……

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    DC says:

    On the face of it, after i’ve calmed down from being completely p*ssed off with the tories throwing away a huge lead; a lib-lab pact seems the most sensible way forward. If that means PR too, then we’ll just have to suck it up.

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    redcliffe62 says:

    Credit rating dropping as per Spain next month after Bank Paribas confirm UK is a basket case and too risky to keep rating at AAA.
    Assumes greece and the part time commie molotov cocktail throwers does not bring this outcome about even earlier.

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    Stop smearing me Milliblink.

    That helicopter was fine when WMD ( Whelan, McBride and Draper) took it on a test flight on Wednesday ( well, apart from Whelan throwing up on Draper ) .

    Damn sure it is personal it IS personal between us Milliblink.

    You will be floating face down in a Maguire Toilet in Morley before the week is out.

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    Anonymous says:

    Guido must be suffering from a combination of sleep deprivation and a stonking hangover to actually believe this shite he’s just penned.

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    cant hunter says:

    Dromey…before I saw this interview I had feelings of a sort of sympathy for him, being Mr Harman as it were, but after his Paxman grilling (who was caught more than once laughing at him, incredulously) i’m feeling sorry for poor Harriet, after all she is mainly stupid, but her hubby appears to have alot more defects. Loathsome; bring back Simon !!

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    bergen says:

    Not sure about Mandelson-I detest him but also have to doff my cap at his sheer chuzpah and deviousness.He’s someone you’d rather have on your side.

    On the other hand I’d cheerfully raise a glass to Campbell having a quiet walk in the woods like poor Dr Kelly.

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    Only Tory in the village says:

    The lib dumbs and neutered labour pact will resemble two children squabbling in a bath.

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    It’s Milliblinks fault.

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    DC says:

    Also, anything but Brown and Labour, if that means aligning with the fcking BNP the tories would have to do it. As long as Lab goes into complete civil war, we’re safe.

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    redcliffe62 says:

    Constitutionally Brown has a mandate, I hate him as well but he does legally.
    It seems you english are feleling alittle what it has been like to be under Tory rule the lasyt generation and voting against them gets you nowhere.
    if it makes you active to resolve this matter then do so. Turn the Lords into an English parliament. Solves two problems then.

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    revolting peasant says:

    Agreed. The BBC was crap. Biased reporters and presenters, muddled results, arse-lickin Labour luvvie celebrities filling in time that should have been devoted to decent analysis. ITN and Sky were streets ahead in coverage and content.

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    Shocked of Sheen says:


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    U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff says:

    Guido makes an excellent point. Here’s how a deal on electoral reform could consign Labour to history, but without the tail-wagging-the-dog system called PR.

    Consider preferential voting (as in Australia) as a compromise.

    It would a huge improvement for the LibDems over what they have now.

    It will work for the Conservatives provided they can generally win the primary vote over Labour and can count on getting the majority of LibDem preferences. Given the uneven spread of Labour’s electoral support. preferential voting also offers the LibDems the chance in the future to edge Labour out as the main opposition party if the LibDems can lift their vote just above Labour’s.

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    he stated that they could cut spending up north and in particular….scotland as they didnt vote for them..


    would love this to happen

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    Rip Van Winkle says:

    You get the oil, you get the Scottish banks (RBS and HBOS) along with their massive debts, you get socialism and we’ll call it quits, eh? And then you can go into a trading partnership with those economic power houses of Ireland and Iceland, just like Salmond wanted.

    Au revoir

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    redcliffe62 says:

    If libdems and labour make it work well then tories are on the outside a long time.
    That is what happens in Europe, different parties in almost permanent coalition. Wake up and smell the coffee. Do a deal, bewg to do one if need be, or sit outside for years.

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    Fawkes says:

    I know where there’s a person that knows another person that knows where to get loads of gunpowder. Does anyone have a plan?

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    S.A.M. It’s got a certain ring to it.

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    Brown must go now. says:

    Whatever it takes to kick out the worst Prime Minister (charlatan) ever seen,the worst liar and the worst fraudster Gordon Brown.

    This must be the first aim of any coalition – get him out by Sunday.

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    Bum Scotum says:

    It’s patent that the scottish labour voters have had sanity and reality bypasses. They either accept that Scoland is part of the UK or commit to the SNP. It is no use to start gurning like the cipher that is attmpting to hold on to power at any cost while the economy contimues to worsen around him.

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    MartinFatGuts says:

    This isn’t recycling bin zealotry – it’s big society!
    Why waste hard-working families tax money, on paying immigrants to come over to sort out your waste by hand?
    Do it yourself, and save some council tax money.

    Stop whinging and think of all the tory-policy-related advantages this could present.

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    Clunking FRISP says:

    This Englishman held his nose and voted Tory.
    Now cameroon say’s Britain has voted for change, maybe David, but England has not.
    Once again the Torrries are putting the English last.
    It really is time for an English parliament and Cameron should form a minority Government and bring in English votes on English questions, and if any of the foreigners try to vote on the matter they should be taken out and shot.

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    So it’s come to this. Millions of votes mean nothing. One man now decides who will be Prime Minister

    With 15 million of us not wanting a Tory Govt, compared to 10 million who do, Clegg has his only and final chance to actually change politics for all of us.

    65 years of red/blue swaps has cost this country everything, lurching from one extreme to the other, knocking down the house that Jack built every 10 years so that Jane can build her version of Utopia and sending us, the people the bill. It bankrupts us every single time.

    All of our hard earned taxes, Britain’s entire wealth (and more) is constantly squandered to the whims of minority governments, less than 400 people sitting in Parliament in their desperate attempts to “make their mark” and enter history books.

    Only one other country in Europe has a first past the post system, Greece. It has allowed their politicians to take the Greek people to utter ruin. If we allow Clegg to hand power to Dave or Gordon without demanding that ALL of our voices need to be consulted about our country and our own futures, we will be rioting in the streets before you can say “Rooney misses penalty in semi final against France, England out. Again”

    I’ve tried to do my bit and failed miserably. Now you can do yours. Sign this, quickly. Because as it stands, after all the voting, all the hard work, all the effort by all the people to make your voice count, it currently comes down to the decision of just one man what is good for all us and what Government we, 61 million of us will get. And that is not a democracy. We’ve violently overthrown other countries for less.

    Yes, PR will give the BNP a voice, but perhaps we wouldn’t have 1 million illegals in this country and home grown Islamic terrorists.

    Yes, PR will give the communists a voice. But it might have saved us from giving £680 BILLION to greedy bankers

    Yes, PR will give the Greens a voice, so we might stop selling so many fucking cluster bombs to dictators.

    Is that really such a bad thing? Instead, we are run by friends and donors of minority governments. Lobbyists. Unions. Russian Oligarchs. Media moghuls. Unelected european commissioners.

    Clegg. We want reform. We voted for reform. Give us reform. Otherwise you might as well not bother asking again and simply have the honesty to admit that the electorate counts for fuck all. You won’t like us when we’re angry, I promise. Ask the Greeks.

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    Bardirect says:

    Cons got nearly 50% of the Labour vote in Scotland but only 1 seat. Cameron should agree to PR for those areas already using that system – for the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. Problem sorted. No one got any form of mandate for introducing PR in England.

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    revolting peasant says:

    And two million more votes.
    Maths not your strong point eh?

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    Watt O Tyler says:

    Looks like the army don’t like it

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    BobRoberts says:

    This has a ring of sense to it. Been thinking it myself since this morning.

    The only worry I have is how much McDoom as PM and Cable in the treasury could hoon things up before the thing implodes?

    IMF? Bring in PWC to put the UK into administration. -10 points and relegated? :)

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    British rioting competitor says:

    Would any of you informed fellows answer this question
    What would the share of seats be if only the English seats were counted?

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    The IMF is coming says:

    The ‘triple lock’ I think means that the LD’s will want full PR or nothing. No Deal

    Clegg has stated he will not go into coalition with Brown as leader. Do Labour have the balls to dump him and foist another unelected PM on the UK? No Deal

    The IMF is coming

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    Anonymous says:

    Well, with the greatest depression since the 1930’s, a couple of wars, unwanted immigration up the wazoo, loss of personal freedoms, huge debt and deficit, shoddy public services, destruction of private pensions, bigotgate, a shower of turds in the cabinet, a universally hated PM then I don’t think it was unreasonable to expect the Useless Fucking Tories to somehow get above 40% of the vote and have a working majority.

    Paucity of ambition, that’s what you fucking Tories have – an unwinnable combination of smugness and complacency. Get to fuck !!

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    Nunc Dimitis says:

    It’s truly amazing reading some comments on blogs of people’s understanding of a Hung Parliament…from these it would seem that people genuinely thought that this would mean that all the parties sat around a table and cosily discussed how to govern the country and then appointing Cable as Chancellor and others think because Cameron has the most seats that is automatically PM and can’t understand why Brown is still in Downing StreetBloody unbelievable.No wonder we’re in the mess we are………………..although the broadcasting media particularly the BBC must take a lion’s share of the blame for the way they unashamedly touted the Hung or as they called it Balanced parliament idea

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    redcliffe62 says:

    Rip van Winkle, debt in Scotland ongoing is less than in England with its inactive population greater than the whole of scotland and even wales put together. Whgat happened to such a great country, which it used to be.
    Without the oil from future sales as collateral then the IMF will question England’s ability to repay its own 140 billion dolar debt, of the over 160 billion.
    So if you think England i subsidising scotland then laugh, but the GERS reports and company taxes for Head Offices in London for companies such as Scotland’s whisky makers will be put in the right columns.
    Banks were not Scottish, except in name, they are global, as are their shatreholders, and have main offices in Halifax and London.
    Assume you knew that and were just being silly.
    England is in amess without Scotland, PFI madness has to be admitted and the total additional future debt assessed, all looking terrible whetehr you want England to be run by the Tories or not.

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    Really pissed off says:

    No-one seems bothered about what actually happens in the nation – F*ucking assholes the lot of them – so concerned about there own futures – Revolution brothers the time is nigh.

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    Cheese Lover says:

    Agreed +1. And thick UKIP people prevented several seats from going Conservative which is extremely annoying. By all means protest vote on something that doesn’t matter, like the Euro elections. But this WAS important…
    I do hope they have learnt their lesson for next time.

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    Anonymous says:

    How parochial can the Scots get! – what they do not get is the bigger picture

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    […] more thought on this, backed up by Guido and Alex Massie: If Cameron really won’t budge on electoral reform and ends up not being […]

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    revolting peasant says:

    Last result- Tories keep Torridge and West Devon.

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    do the math says:

    No needs 326; has 305, new total wd have been 322.

    Also not factored in possiblity that those voting UKIP wouldn’t have gone elsewhere – EDP, BNP etc. or that Pro UKIP poicies wouldn’t have aleinated voters coming fromt he left to Cameron.

    Wishful thinking.

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    Dick Robinson says:

    Just got to repeat that the BBC’s election night coverage last night was an absolute disgrace.

    Huge expensive set, appallingly cheesy computer graphics, hopelessly slow in bringing the results in, more interested in chatting up luvvies than politicos. Just demonstrated how bloated and self-indulgent the BBC has become under New Labour.

    Contrast that with ITV which, while not perfect, was like the BBC coverage of old. Small set, fast results, instant reaction and analysis.

    Didn’t watch Sky so I wonder if someone else can tell me how that was.

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    Wine Lake Hater says:

    UKIP have a point about the EU – but it got lost in the economic nightmare that is globalisation and which pushed us there>

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    Hicks1969uk says:

    I see William Hague is starting to do the tv interviews explaining whats on offer – mmmm interesting where are the senior Labour ministers – I think that they are probarbly in the bunker under Number 10 with the Great leader and wondering if death by the sword is better than trying to give in.

    One can only dream – !!!

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    420 time says:

    stand firm, hold your head high and say it loud, and say it proud, “Sod off Swampy” or “fcuk off your tree huggin Hunts”

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    Cheese Lover says:

    It should at least help to create dissent when they try to choose their new leader.

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    Stu says:

    Curious and really annoying, Margaret Thatcher got a landslide on a smaller swing than this, but the dodgy boundaries giving Labour an inbuilt majority really have fucked us up.

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    It was UKIP wat dun Dave in says:

    it’s 19 now or a 38 seat turnaround.

    1. Telford
    2. Somerton and Frome
    3. Plymouth Moor View
    4. Morley & Outward
    5. Newcastle-Under-Lyme
    6. Bolton West
    7. Great Grimsby
    8. Walsall North
    9. Walsall South
    10. Southampton Itchen
    11. Dorset Mid & Poole North
    12. Wirral South
    13. Solihull
    14. Wells (LD gain from Con)
    15. St Austell & Newquay
    16. Derby North
    17. Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East
    18. St Ives
    19. Dudley North

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    Hicks1969uk says:

    Now that would be worth voting for – No more labour – Excellent as Mr Smithers would say :)

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    G says:

    Fawkes, what kind of inspiration can you possibly draw from Thatcher’s ‘vision’? In the absence of state power there will be fragmented, competing individuals and interest-groups, not a community.

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    Dave says:

    Hi everyone – is now a good time to tell you all about my ‘Big Society’ ?

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    Hicks1969uk says:

    Shame not in Tudor times – old Queenie could summon GB and march him to the tower and “off with his head”.

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    Gordung Brown says:

    Agree ! but the risk as 1n 244 is :-

    Except that if Clegg goes with Labour, he’ll get his PR – and it won’t be so easy for the Tories EVER to get back.

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    Jan says:

    Anybody see Jack Dromey..?.He’s mad.He was on the Beeb saying that the Tories had lost…….. He must be taking some really weird stuff.

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    Anonymous says:

    Sky’s coverage was ponderous and full of Boulton. Turned to ITV at about 10.30 and absolutely agree with your analysis. Stayed with it till 4am.
    Only jarring note was interview with Kathy lettes (who always makes me want to pull my ears off) and Fiona Phillips. They didn’t need these nonentities to validate their show – consoling though that Phillips seemed a bit teary – she can see her seat in the Lords floating away.
    BBC was laughable but had lost its way on elections in 2005 and still wandering in wilderness.

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    Gordon Brown's Foreskin says:

    The Labour, Liberal Democrats and other parties have the opportunity to ensure the Conservatives never come into power again. If they form an aggreement to bring in PR at the next GE.

    The conservatives would have no friends that will allow them to carry over 50% of the PR seats – even with UKIP.

    This means that with PR in place the Conservatives are in the wilderness whereas other parties could form convenient alliances as and when required.

    Clegg has an opportunity to kill all chances of a Conservative Government being elected in subsequent GEs.

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    HappyUk says:

    Pleeeease listen to what Guido says – this is an historic opportunity to destroy socialism once and for all. I want to see the Labour Party go the same way as Socialist Labour Party, where audiences of about 5 clamour to see and hear Arthur Scargill And His Amazing Disappearing Combover:

    Surely this is now in our grasp???

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    The UK is becoming East Germany circa 1976 says:

    Dave played a great game, he lost at least 20 winnable seats by refusing to offer anything substantive, on immigration or the EU.
    He would have a working majority now, if he had addressed these two issues alone.
    What is going to be his line on Lisbon, now it is coming back for re-ratification?
    Will Clegg approve, if he makes it plain it can only be decided by referendum? As if, LOL.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Actually we English think that you Scots are a bloody nuisance because as far as you are concerned, every21st C GE has been treated as fighting Culloden all over again. If you would fast-forward your tribal memories by 360 years, we might just get some sensible politics out of you.

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    MartinFatGuts says:

    I agree!
    Won’t it be a pleasant surprise all round if the LibDems and Conservatives can just get on and start sorting Gordon Brown’s shit out – without the swivel-eyes on the fringes of either party throwing their toys out of the pram.
    Also – wont it be nice on PMQs if MPs stop braying and hee-hawing at each other in the most despicable, childish and frankly astonishing manner, and listen to Nick Clegg for a change.
    The way PMQs is conducted (the most widely reported, regular parliamentary happening) is revolting. If that behaviour happened in ANY other circumstance – people would be sacked and heads would roll.
    When the british public see this sort of behaviour, we don’t wonder that the country is in such a mess. No business would be run in this way.

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    Watt O Tyler says:

    Constitutional processes after a general election on Parliament channel now

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    Sky falls in says:

    Adam Boulton on Sky not my cup of tea and as for Kay Burley,not my cup of anything – cannot stand her.

    Somehow the Sky coverage just seemed cheap and nasty,like their debate.

    I just wish all channels would refuse entry for Mandelson and Campbell – they should be carrying bricks up the steps of a quarry for the rest of their lives.

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    Blue Lady says:

    If the last Tory Government had sorted out political reform, not PR but equal sized constituencies, then Dave Cameron would now be looking at a huge majority. Campbell and all the other scumbag hypocritical Nuliebore mouthpieces have been saying not enough people voted Tory but the Tories received more votes than Blair did in the 2005 GE where he received a 60 seat majority. Until this bias against the Tories and even the Lib Dems is corrected, we are not living in a democracy. If we were we would have a Conservative Government.

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    Nick Clegg, empty suit, empty head says:

    Can I phone the audience?

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    BBC now explaining why the LibDems can’t possibly trust Dave

    That prick really needs his arse kicking.

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    lolol the real moniker says:

    Had both on, ITV was uptodate ,Sky like AlJaBeeb was a waste of C02.

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    Augustus says:

    True, but on todays results such a coalition would be able to claim the support of 55% of the vote. If they say agreed a 2 year plan they would all support including PR the average person on the street may find that acceptable even if we don’t.

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    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    And there was me thinking Cameron was a Grace Slick fan.

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    Kevin Richmond says:

    It was Sky’s first attempt at such an event afaik. It was quite good but they had some issues interpreting the numbers and weren’t really able to show what the ‘swing’ was for each seat.

    I guess it’ll be even better next year ;-)

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    Anonymous says:

    I have said before, only half jokingly that it will take the men in white coats to shift Brown.

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    The Irrelevance Of Gordon Brown says:

    I had to smile during Cameron’s 2.30pm speech – like the negotiating courses I have done;

    “If you reduce your price by 15%,I will allow you some policy decisions on schools”

    Really good to see how Con and Lib Dems working hard to neutralise Brown and get him out by Sunday evening;

    “The Irrelevance Of Gordon Brown”

    Sounds like the title of a novel.

    Remember Cameron grabbing Clegg to stay on the stage at the first debate as the moron Brown went in to the audience and remember them both outside Parliament with Joanna Lumley and the Gurkha’s when Labour were demolished – they seem more natural working together and of course NOBODY works with moron Brown as he is so offensively self centred.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Paragnostic. As a former finance man, I suggest that there is a difference between the approaches of Osborne and yourself. It is the difference between usage and ownership (e.g. leasing versus HP). Get that sorted out and maybe you can both be happy!

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    Jan says:

    Balls would have been toast if the UKIP and B and P candidates had stepped down (same in Sutton). Wonder how many more seats the Conservative would have won had these two parties not been standing?

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    gildedtumbril says:

    Agreed.Unfortunately, the ‘Three horse race’ consisted of three traitorous donkeys. They all piss in the same pot and are chums behind the scenes.
    I would much prefer to see all three ‘dangling’ .
    And now we face the prospect of the end result of Prudence’s mismanagement.
    In order to prop up the administration, and because we are at war, we may need VAT at two rates. The two rates would echo those tolerated during WW2 namely 33.3 and 66.6% Purchase Tax. Tax and treachery are the only two things these bastards are good at. Oh dear, I forgot expenses fraud. They all excel at that.

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    Busted Nokia says:

    bbc and the media are the real king makers – would have been a totally different election without the leadership debates

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    Wine Lake Hater says:

    What the UK is a proper written constitution and a proper voting system as befits a 21st century nation that does away with (as far as is possible) the shambles of disenfranchised voters and opportunity for postal/electoral fraud.

    Broon may be ‘constitutionally’ have the mandat but it does not take away from the fact that he neither has the most votes nor the most seats at the election – he has lost credibility to govern. He has shown hiimself quite prepared to turn himself inside out to stay in power – would you buy a used car from this ‘salesman’? As for substituting another ‘face’ as leader/PM them we are back to the pre-election scenario where the PM was not an elected PM.

    There are none so blind as they who do not wish to see

    There are many voetrs who voted through displaced loyaly because he/she ‘hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest’.

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    The Liberal Conservatives says:

    Look on the bright side,at least we won’t have to put up with Lembit Opik.

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    Anonymous says:

    Armstrong’s note of events leading to Heath’s resignation on 4.3.74

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    Sunderland Bob says:

    Would love to see what it is without the fuckwits of the North east as well…

    When the rest of England finally wakes up and decides to ditch that money soaking unproductive shitty country Hoots McJockoland, throw in everything north east of York as well.

    The fucking sponging bastards up here see it as their right and privilege to be kept in jobs by the rest of the country

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    MartinFatGuts says:

    Because the conservatives took Rupert Murdoch’s 30 pieces of silver.
    Dave made it quite clear he was going to “slash and burn” the BBC.
    The BBC luvvies are quaking in their shiney-shoes.
    Rupert Murdoch’s laughing all the way to the bank.
    (PS Sky HD subscription increases attributed to no-one being able to afford to go out of an evening for a traditional binge-drink….. disgraceful)

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    Peston & Robinson - very poor. says:

    My impression of Peston and Robinson are of two failed journo’s whose low grade ability has been shown up in the past few years.

    Peston needs to have his tongue cut out so we don’t have to listen to the bizarre nuances of his speech.

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    Gordung Brown says:

    Listening on 5 Live to that poisonous witch Caroline Lick-arse– 1 MP and her extremist shit is important

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    Hannah Vincent says:

    Nothing’s changed, same old political , ahem, elite running the show.
    PR only the tip of the Kuennsberg, fixed term governments, only 2 terms allowed for a sitting MP, abolition of the House of Lords etc.
    This will not happen with the system as it is.

  351. 351
    MartinFatGuts says:

    He hasn’t even played his Joker yet!

  352. 352
    Wine Lake Hater says:

    ‘You English’ – ‘You Scots’ seem to have a problem with a chip on yer shoulder. bet yer an immigrant to Scotland

  353. 353
    I'm still Shouting At The TV says:

    ..How has that sweaty sock not gone from NUMBER 10?!

    SORT IT OUT! (I’ve had enough of this Brown-induced Tourette’s.)

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    Just do it Dave and let's move on. says:

    Power = choice. End of.

    In sport, one of the hardest things is to adjust the mindset when a win suddenly looks like a draw. Cameron needs to accept the reality – no Clegg, no Power.They should move fast and dump Labour in the bin so that anything they say is irrelevant.

    Offer referendum on prop.rep, Home Sec to Clegg and most importantly St. Vince as Chancellor – the ONLY face who will be able to sell mega-cuts to the public without riots.

    Far,far from ideal but hey that’s reality, 326 wasn’t got, and Brown is gone forever. Not a terrible result.

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    i like gold says:

    i like gold

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    RAM says:

    yeah but that’s not what the Libs want, if the Libs are clever they’ll spot their once in a generation shot at PR.

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    Jan says:

    How many people who post here said that they were going to vote UKIP? Shame on them.

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    Mandy says:

    Shut it and do as I say Gordon.

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    I agree with Guido. Lets look at the bigger picture.

    I would be happy to compromise on voting reform. The whole democratic system needs to be looked at. Cameron agrees with this. Voting reform, thus PR is an important aspect of this. I would go further than Cameron has done so far and commit Parliament to having a free vote on PR, along with other reforms. We cant be dogmatic about this.

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    Political Horse Tr*ding? – Genuine Tories feel Cameron has overstepped the mark – They will not buy the dead horse he is flogging! –

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    Anonymous says:

    My mother was sure Peston was drunk yesterday – obviously she was wrong.
    It’s odd he’s not had any vocal training though – rather arrogant to think that people should have to endure his strangled vowels

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    Nick Clegg, empty suit, empty head says:

    Erm I think you will find we are still around and still determined to get out of the EU.
    I think you will also find, that come the re-ratified Lisbon treaty ( by Dave and approved by his new bezzy mate Nick ) EU taxes, EU demanded, austerity measures and continued diktats, that Dave and Clegg are so supine about.
    There will be a lot more of us out there, come any new election.

  363. 363
    Anonymous says:


  364. 364
    Fred says:

    Me too, they got 30% of the vote despite being disastrously incompetent.

    Nothing but nothing can kill off Labour. They are like a penicillin resistant bacteria.

  365. 365
    Shauniebabes says:

    In 24 hours the Lib Dems have gone from dangerous socialist peace-nicks to solid dependable conservatives.

    Guido is back-pedalling so hard he should change his name to Lance Armstrong

  366. 366
    Steve Expat says:

    FTSE 100 down 2.6%
    FTSE 250 down 4.2%
    £/$ 1.47 down 1%
    £/€ 1.16 down 1.6%

    OH FUCK!

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    Mr Nobody says:

    I cannot see PR coming from this. Cameron cannot promise it, and Brown may try to promise it but cannot deliver because a big section of his party would never accept it. Given the arithmetic, any Commons vote on PR would fail by a long way

  368. 368
    angelnstar says:

    Video here of Boris using a meaty metaphor when discussing the Hung Parliament with Jeremy Paxman. Ever the gentleman, Boris has the most innocent of intentions. Sadly, Paxo drags the subject to a low level, tsk tsk.

  369. 369
    doesnt work that way says:


    Tempting theory but its bollox.

    Unless cons get keys to no 10 now you can kiss the Tories goodbye for 20-30 years.

    Labour will have built up an impenetrable client state consensus by 2014 otherwise.

  370. 370
    MartinFatGuts says:

    Like it’s been soaring lately.
    The markets just love those Greeks and their crazy street fire-dancing.

  371. 371
    Anonymous says:

    That’s right – trot out the whisky line – away and drink yersel’ to profit. Intersting concept. Which is a bit of a con if you really knew what you were talking about.

  372. 372
    pc plod says:

    we’re busy arresting some englishmen for thoughtcrimes

  373. 373
    Anonymous says:

    The Tories should do whatever deal they need to do now to get into power and then immediately give Scotland full and complete independence = Labour party dead and deficit solved in fell swoop. They don’t want us and they’ve run out of oil anyway.

    Actually I’ve always thought that Home Rule for the South East, and possibly some of the prettier bits of the West Country would be a jolly good idea.

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    The Liberal Conservatives says:

    Just elect Bollocks as leader,that should do it.

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    Jan says:

    No,No a thousand times no…Cleggie for Home Sec will mean thousands of illegals being given an amnesty.This is unfair and should not be allowed. These people have entered the UK illegally or they are overstayers.They should be removed. How they manage to get free housing and free helalthcare is beyond me.

  376. 376
    Truthseeker says:

    Why are sky commentators spinning the fact that the electorate who voted lib dem are more interested in a lib/lab alliance because of the opportunity for electoral reform, rather than the economy or immigration? I would of thought the country has clearly voted for the more urgent topics of the reducing the national debt and the end to uncontrolled immigration.

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    Fred says:

    Doubt it – Brown still got 30% of the vote and half of Clegg’s vote actually like Brown.

    Got to face up to it that the pain of the massive government debt hasn’t hit home yet – the penny hasn’t dropped with the voters. Tories would do well to stay out of it and wait till when the penny really has dropped before being returned to power with a massive majority after Clegg and Brown have done a Greece on us.

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    Dave Cameron says:

    I am doing just fine without all those “little Englanders” “nutters” and “closet racist’s” with my new best pal, Nick.
    The average Lib Dim supporter loves the NuTory party, don’t they?

  379. 379
    The Liberal Conservatives says:

    I really enjoyed the tearfull look in your eyes.

    p.s did you used to be a man?.

  380. 380
    Zuleika Dobson says:

    You appear to be suggesting that, without control by “state power”, people would behave in an evil, greedy and selfish fashion – this says more about you than it does about Margaret Thatcher.

  381. 381
    DC says:

    I think the main decision is a clean Lib-Con coallition, or tom cobley and all Lib-Lab coallition with backroom deals to pass anything, with the Prime Mentalist at the head of it all. What a nightmare vision…

  382. 382
    Dave Cameron says:

    er sorry! i meant liberal conservative.

  383. 383
    Clegghorn Foghorn says:

    As Malcolm Tucker “the thin white Mugabe” once said:

    “I’m all ears, I’m fucking Andrew Marr!”

  384. 384
    13eastie says:

    Why the fuck are you complaining about Nick Clegg?

    It is thanks to UKIP’s had work that we will shortly have Nick, his Lib Dems, and all their wonderful ideas about Europe, right at the core of the UK Government.

    So, erm, thanks.

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    Lord Prezza of Hull says:

    I agree with those two. I dunno what this “man date” stuff means, but it sounds like it would be right up Peter’s alley.

  386. 386
    Mrs Crewe says:

    Fantasy Cabinet anyone?
    Prime Minister – Boris Johnson – just cos it would be a hoot
    Chancellor – Napoleon – he invented double entry book keeping and vat
    Home Sec – Catherine the Great – she was very strict
    Foreign – General Melchar from Blackadder – do you need a reason!
    Health – Harold Shipman – had a good grasp on reducing waiting lists
    Education – Forrest Gump – more intelligent than Balls

  387. 387
    Fred says:

    And the simple fact that Clegg can’t do anything at all without first getting the backing of his entire party.

    Fact is that the Libs have failed to get the backing for a simple coalition in the past and have ended up in daft LibLab pacts because of this.

    Cameon would be mad to indulge in a ConLib pact because it wouldn’t last five minutes.

    The Guardian and the BBC will be sharpening their knives for the new boys right now.

  388. 388
    Anonymous says:

    Could Cheshire join?

  389. 389

    And Brown wonders:
    Why he is the only player properly attired in Rugby shirt and shorts, whilst everyone else is dressed in Cricket whites.

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    Just do it Dave and let's move on. says:

    IMHO illegal amnesty/local work permits probably cost LibDems 10 seats. Unpopular, bonkers and not a deal-breaker.

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    BBC metropolitan liberal bias says:

    Erm, I think you will find the Lib Dims are the BBC’s, party of second choice and as such will big up the Tories new “partners”, while of course dissing to the max, anything even remotely conservative ( with Clegg’s parties blessing ) on offer.

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    Interesting idea.

  393. 393
    Bill Caxton says:

    Q. Which is the odd one out? Captain Kirk, Dave Cameron, or Andrex
    A. Dave Cameron, the rest can wipe out cling ons

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    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Is Brown really still hanging on in Downing Street?

    For god’s sake, man, do try to salvage a shred of dignity from this. It’s really not going to look good to have to be prised out of the place while clinging on by your fingernails.

  395. 395
    rioter says:

    petrol’s expensive. any chance of a grant?

  396. 396

    BBc ..lumbering.
    Sky ..Boring
    ITV was best.

  397. 397
    I hate New Labour says:

    It’ll take more than losing an election to get Brown out of No.10.

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    arturchilingarov says:

    I can easily see that you are an attack dog, but worse than your bite.

    On Camaron with Clegg can govern in the national interest. If you can’t see that you basically don’t understand conservatism which has rescued this nation time and time again.

    How old are you? Do you read books?

    – artur chilingarov

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    Hammer of the Scots says:

    You are playing pretendy politics in Scotland, living off the largesse of English taxpayers. Rebuild Hadrian’s Wall, cut off the transfer of funds from England to Scotland, and let’s see how long before Scotland turns into a bigger baskey case than Greece… about two weeks in my reckoning.

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    Dave and Nick, two peas in a pod says:

    Pearson offered to stand UKIP down at the election, if Cameron gave a promise regarding a referendum on EU membership.
    Cameron told him to piss off, obviously feeling we would all come running back to mummy in fear of more Brownwellianism and give him his majority.
    Didn’t quite work out did it?

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    barefootcontessa says:

    BBC prog must have cost FORTUNES. Ridiculous paving stones and graphics with Vine. An expensive presenter at every venue – ie Kirsty Wark hiding behind bushes with the Cleggs.

    They brought in all and sundry, plus, we had to witness the most unedifying guests interviewed at some weird party by Brillo including Joan Collins (who was spot on in her comments).

  402. 402
    arturchilingarov says:

    Miliband is just talking about a ‘binary situation’ – referring to his inability to decide whether he has lost or won. The binary situation is a science fiction film in which mad, bad, despised, dying king of a lunar star refuses to admit defeat.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    I agree with your comment about Mandelscum and alistare. .They always manage to barge and insinuate themselves into any discussion anywhere.

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    Snotrocket says:

    Yep….I saw Jack Dopey-Harman on the BBC claiming that the Tories had ‘lost’. Paxman’s face was a picture when he couldn’t get Dromey to admit that 2M fewer votes meant that Labour had lost. Nope, he would not admit it.

    And now, Eddie Maier is trying to get Ed Miliband to admit the same – and he won’t either. They’re all in denial!

    I guess, in Dromey’s defence, he was still recovering from the amount of money his union had pumped into Balls’s campaign – as Balls admitted in his acceptance speech (Balls kinda spoiled it by then claiming that Ashcroft had pumped millions into the Tory campaign to unseat him: pot, kettle, kettle pot?)

  405. 405
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron reshuffles his cabinet to with Ken Clarke returning as Chancellor. That should keep the City and Clegg happy, as well as playing well with the electorate. Labour far prefers fighting itself than the other parties, so goes in for one of its fratricidal periods, leaving some of its better semi-detached members, such as Kate Hoey and Frank Field to cross the floor. All sounds rather promising.

  406. 406
    13eastie says:

    “Not possible with the LD’s in tow, though, as they rely on the fringes for their seats”

    Not really:

    UK Lib Seats: 57/650 = 8.77%

    English LibDem Seats: 43/532 = 8.08%

  407. 407
    barefootcontessa says:

    How much is that useless old dog Steele getting paid for all his appearances?

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    Edmund Burke says:

    English seats:
    Con 296
    Lab 191
    LD 43
    Green 1
    Speaker 1
    Total 532 declared (1 pending)
    Con 55.6% of seats declared

  409. 409
    Anonymous says:

    Labour supporters need to take a reality check for what really happened was that when Scots voters were faced with the certainty that Middle England was going to vote overwhelmingly for the Tories in a two-horse Labour/Tory fight, the Scots chose to tactically vote for Labour in Scotland in the hope that somehow it would prevent the Tories from succeeding in forming the next Westminster government and it may be that they have actually succeeded in their aims.

    This scenario was always predictable in the circumstances and is a one-off reaction to reflect the visceral hatred that most Scots have against the Tories.

    The scenario does not arise within the Scots parliament where Labour will be engaged in a straight fight for power with the SNP in 2011 and where both parties will be judged on their record and policies for the devolved government of Scotland.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    He’s probably a stammerer.

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    david says:

    What an odious gutless creep you are, what happened to all that brave talk of the Conservatives forming a minority government and daring the opposition to vote them down, as suggested by Lord Tebbit.

    Farage should order a million membership forms from the printers, there’s gonna be a rush.

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    Mr Wiltshire says:

    If Brown is still there by next weekend it’s time to take to the streets

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    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Taxi for Broon?

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    DC says:

    Cheshire is a tory heartland… mong!

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    Dave and Nick, two peas in an EU pod says:

    There is going to be another election within a year to eighteen months time. By then, Cameron will have re-ratified Lisbon without a referendum, the EU will be demanding EU wide green taxes, the much vaunted low carbon economy will cause even more job losses and escalating prices, plus squeezing the poor and middle class to pay for all the previous insanity, means there will be even more of us around at the next vote.
    The phoney Cameron change revolution, still born at birth, will look just like Obama’s does right now in the USA, a tired lie.
    Question is who will the people turn to, the liars and failures, or a new direction?

  416. 416
    Anonymous says:

    Before they get carried away with euphoria Labour and Tories should be reminded that:-

    Tories + Ulster Unionists can’t form a majority coalition.

    Labour + LibDems + SDLP can’t form a majority coalition.

    The 9 seats held by the SNP and Plaid Cymru are the ones that will make the crucial difference on who forms the UK government and what legislation and budgets that will get passed by the Westminster parliament.

    There is still very much everything to play for the Nationalist parties.

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    Hannah Vincent says:

    Brown can’t hang on by his fingernails as he’s bitten them to the quick.
    If the political ‘ ahem, elite give us ingrates a referendum on the voting system then why not on Europe, Capital Punishment etc.
    Just like the 1970’s a referendum will be proffered to make up the politicians minds simply as they’re not capable of making them up themselves.

  418. 418
    Jake says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Are you mad, Guido? PR would lead to an eternal Lib-Lab coalition government, whoever it was introduced under. The two Parties might even merge to form a Social Democrat Party. It would be like fucking Sweden.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    The Scots don’t behave logically. They’d rather keep out the Tories in England than vote for their own good party – the SNP!

  421. 421
    cartman says:

    get a hair cut hippy

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    NoPortilloMomentforYou says:

    Thanks so much to all guido’s commenters, it’s been such fun reading your screeds – both the angry informed and the ignorant window lickers. Keep up the good work.

  423. 423
    Eileen Critchley says:

    There is no going back.

    This is the beginning of the end for the Old Tory mindset.

    No one will buy the status quo here on in.

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    Anonymous says:

    Cameron could destroy Labour once and for all if he offered the Lib Dems and Nationalist parties Oz style PR and federalism for the UK in return for their support at Westminster.

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    Geordie Scoot says:

    UKIP amassed over 900,000 votes and got not one single seat, but probably cost the Tories quite a few, I’m not sure whther it would have been enough for a majority.

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    Cuse says:

    You lot are fucking deluded. And I am loving it. Watch Sky, read the Sun and circle-Jerk yourselves into a right-wing frenzy but all this media pressure will have no impact on any Tory/Liberal deal. It just won’t happen.

    Clegg is being barraged by Councillors, activists, colleagues and friends saying “You make this deal and you are fucked”. If Clegg does it, he will lose his party and consign the measly 23% of the popular vote he had this time to single figures forever.

    The Lib Dems cannot and will not become bedfellows with the Pudge-faced Loon-herder’s party.

    Dave will limp into a minority government with a weak and de-motivated team and be voted out in the next election – probably around October. Your party’s policies are just too barbaric – and the covers will need to come off now. The public will eat you for breakfast.

  427. 427
    Bloody_Hell_run_that_past_me_again says:

    Hmmm. Maybe you didn’t see the result OH?

    WHO, exactly, voted for reform? You see, I was up all night in the Town Hall watching the results and I distinctly DID NOT notice a vote for reform. Strange to say, I noticed a distinct ABSENCE of a vote for reform. In fact, it was so startlingly and obviously absent that I’m kinda surprised you haven’t noticed too?

    You’ve got to understand – that is Nick Clegg’s underlying problem and it’s a real hum-dinger. He CANNOT go to anyone and say, LOOK, SEE, I’ve got a mandate for reform here……. He hasn’t.

  428. 428
    Gordon says:

    Peter is a very wise man, I applaud his honesty.

  429. 429
    ron Vibentrop says:

    Labour couldn’t get the votes brought back from our troops overseas because of the ‘ash cloud’. Obviously this has nothing to do with the fact that every serving soldier would gladly use any member of Labour as a sandbag.

    Bring the troops home and let’s have a coup.

  430. 430
    albacore says:

    Recycling is a wonderful EU wheeze. Its primary purpose is to impose more obedience-training on the law-abiding.
    Around here they mash all the recyclables together, apart from glass, in the back of the council dustcart.
    They could as effortlessly transmute sows’ ears into silk purses as they could render that melange back into its usable components.

  431. 431
    trev says:

    Does England exist anymore? -I thought we were a brand new region of the EU now… Brussels may be deciding our fate even as we wait!

  432. 432
    Charlie says:


  433. 433
    Cash For Seats (Welsh Branch) says:

    Interesting that Plaid Cymru seats are for sale at $300,000,000

    Is this not the same as cash for questions (except much worse)

    300 Mil, it’s not like we’re in the middle of an economic crisis. is it

  434. 434
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron + Clegg = Dream Team!!

    Send Brown to a happy retirement.

  435. 435
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    WTF is going on with the local election results?

    Labour have gained 7 councils. Why? Why on earth is there a dramatic swing away from Labour in the general election and they are seeing massive gains in the local elections?



  436. 436
  437. 437
    Fred says:

    Not our fault you Scots voted to be part of the UK. ‘Bout as ridiculous as Wiltshire complaining about having to put up with a Labour government despite never voting Labour. You are Brits from your own choice so get used to it. Wouldn’t actually do you any harm to have a few seats that were actually aligned with what the rest of the country was voting for. Still, if you can convince yourselves to break out of the union then so be it – but with only 30% of the vote going the SNPs way it seems it isn’t a very popular option.

  438. 438
    Geordie Scoot says:

    The problem with the post of Prime Minister in the UK is that it has all executive powers with virtually no checks and balances. It is an unelected position and has executive power that Kim Il Jong would dream of. PM should be a directly elected office with a fixed term and a 10-year cap, in the style of the US Presidency. Elections should run side-by -side with general elections. It is farcical that the PM should be a constituency MP, also, becoming PM via a back-door coup without due election a la Brown should be prohibited.

  439. 439
    Fred says:


  440. 440
    gildedtumbril says:

    Dimplebum? He’s an arsehole.

  441. 441
    Dave and CND Nick, two peas in a pod says:

    Todays results are entirely the fault of Cameron and his “advisors”. The win was there for the taking, all he had to do was get tough on immigration and real about the EU. He failed on both counts.

  442. 442
    smc says:

    mine is made of blackpool rock

  443. 443
    Running dog of capitalism says:

    Not a result but ConLibdem coalition is least bad option in circs. All shoulders should be to the wheel to prevent further disasters being initiated by McBroon & his familiars. Real shame Blinky Balls wasn’t unhorsed and now he & Yvette are joined in the his ‘n hers enclosure by Mr & Mrs Harperson. Then there’s the resignation honours: Jonah can hardly fail to enoble his old chum Mad Charlie of Unite. And how does Baron McPoison sound?

  444. 444
    Another Engineer says:

    Here it was a split vote between English Democrats/Conservatives/Liberals, and the core ‘We’re Labour Here’ vote staying unchanged.

    A Labour council again. That worked out well last time…

  445. 445
    Cuse says:

    Truth of it?

    Tories can’t run councils.

    Look at Hammersmith. It’s like living in a capitalist’s arse crack. You get charged for taking a shit.

    All to save £3 a week council tax.

  446. 446
    Fred says:

    Thing is mate if you vote the same way every frigging time nobody pays ANY attention to you.

    The Scots can be relied upon to vote Labour, so nobody gives a shit about Scoltand, particularly Labour.

  447. 447
    trev says:

    This was going to be investigated (EU working party of some sort) last time round when ‘Banana Republics ‘were mentioned re: our voting system, or use of it.
    Nothing happened ,natch… I think Lisbon was the big Thankyou to the EU.

  448. 448
    Dave and CND Nick, two peas in a pod says:

    Perhaps Sir John might wish to big up some of his other ideas, like theERM and the cone hotline. I seem to recall they both went down very well too.

  449. 449
    13eastie says:

    Yes G

    There were no communities before the advent of socialism.

  450. 450
    Anonymous says:

    Sold, long ago.

  451. 451
    The Archbishop of Canterbury says:

    Four hundred years too fucking late.

  452. 452
    Publius Clodius says:

    Stewards enquiry?

    Btw, as recent converts to electoral reform I had to laugh very early on last night as Labour lined up to cry that the electoral system was past it’s sell by date and required reform. Funnt how it didn’t require reforming between 1997 and 2010, when it delivered the result they wanted.

    As soon as it doesn’t it must be reformed. Funny how they;ve had 13 years to sort it out and have done nothing. They’re just a bunch of gerrymanderers.

    You lost…now naff off”

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    Old geezer says:

    If parliament is going to be hung, can I come along and watch

  454. 454
    Fred says:

    Surely the only way to destroy Labour would be to encourage the belief that the Liberal Party is the alternative party of the left. How on earth is that going to happen if the LibDems get into bed with the right???

    If the LibDems climb into bed with Cameron it will taint them forever as a right-wing party under the hood. Anyone remotely left-wing will refuse to touch them. It will finish the Liberal party and boost Labour.

  455. 455
    Mrs Crewe says:

    lay of the coffee you seem wound a bit tight! If the lib dems have an ounce of integrity they have to make a deal with tories as they have both the most seats and largest share of the vote. By lib dems’ own expressed beliefs this gives the Tories the mandate but hey don’t let facts get in the way of a good rant

  456. 456
    The Archbishop of Canterbury says:

    We have AMS in Wales.

    The only problem is that no voter has a fucking clue how it works.

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    Angermouse says:

    Clearly, it is you who is deluded.

    Do you think Clegg would be any less ‘fucked’ if he were to make a pact with Labour?

    The betrayal of forming ‘ a coalition of the losers’ and propping up a vile and discredited party would finish Clegg and the LDs.

    In some perverse way, I hope there will be a Lab/Lib pact and the bastards will have to live with the perfect shitstorm they created.

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    anonymous says:

    St. Vince: Address to the Nation 29th May 2010

    During the election Campaign and since becoming your Chancellor, the situation in world financial markets has deteriorated further. I’ve also had a closer look at the books.

    As your Nation’s Grandad, all front-line services will be protected, but I have to tell you of the austerity measures which are now required…

    Job Done.

  459. 459
    Cinna says:

    Anybody remember that movie from the 1960’s…”THe Unsinkable Mollie Brown?”

  460. 460
    England is Blue says:

    Declare UDI – quick!

  461. 461
    Anonymous says:

    He’s like a turd that will not flush.

  462. 462
    Feeling completely deflated says:

    Was it just me or did Kirsty Wark look remarkably like Dame Vera Lynn altogether now…………There’l be blue birds over………………………..

  463. 463
    Green Dave and EU Nick, two peas in a pod says:

    So, one multi millionaire son, of a multi millionaire banker, say’s to this other multi millionaire son, of another multi millionare banker, fancy seeing what we can make out of this deal?

  464. 464
    M.T.Bucket says:

    Shucks Ed, Have they dropped yet?

  465. 465
    butcher cumberland says:

    what the fuck is this drivel, the sooner we get rid of you lazy wheezy lard arses the better, go fucking make your arc of prosperity, the Cyclops can help

  466. 466
    Anonymous says:

    Bankers were ignored. Look what happened.

    No Pension.

  467. 467
    fox u says:

    Really ? the only rush he’s seen was the ground coming up to meet him !.

  468. 468
    east of Munich says:

    theorically if the government and the opposition both had 325 MP´s and the speaker (cons.) is subtracted, would that mean that Labour stay in government?
    just wondering

  469. 469
    LibLabCon enemies of Britain says:

    So let’s get this straight. You want Britain (and England) broken up just to assure permanent Tory rule.

    And just how is that any better then Labour deliberately flooding Britain with immigrants to assure permanent Labour rule?

    None of the Tory, Labour or Lib Dems nutters get it. This country doesn’t exist for your crappy parties’ benefit.

  470. 470
    Green Dave and EU Nick, two peas in a pod says:

    Only an unremmitted oaf, would imagine that letting Clegg anywhere near moving machinery or government, would be a good idea. Oh wait….

  471. 471

    Barbaric? I think not – what would be truly barbaric is to enact policies that ensure we carry on spending more than we have, racking up d*bt that we cannot afford to repay and condemning our descendants to slavery, or civil war if the shit really hits the fan and the cuts all have to happen at once.

    Trouble is, most people don’t realise how bad the public finances are, having been insulated from the worst effects of the recession by Brown’s insane money printing exercise. That’s why they think that addressing the problem isn’t urgent, despite the warnings of the Bank of England and the financial m*rkets.

    Clegg can choose to be part of this, or he can choose to keep the activists on side – there really is no alternative to beginning to address the public finances immediately.

  472. 472
    Canary Wharf Rat says:

    2005 V 2010
    Total numbers 3 main parties
    Cons 2005
    Lab 2005 9.5mil Lab 2010 8.6 mil

  473. 473
    Fred Blogs says:

    The Conservatives win on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

  474. 474
    bandersnatch says:

    D’accord, Guido, but I fear the dinosaur tendency amongst Diamond Dave’s back benchers will ROAR, and Nick’s ‘sandals with socks’ brigade will kick up an’ all. I think Clegg’s instincts are moderate liberal/libertarian ones, as are Dave’s, despite what carp you see written elsewhere. They are brothers.

  475. 475
    Jethro says:

    86 -I Love your cognomen: is there a Festal Ferret, for Red-letter days?

  476. 476

    Talks tonight btw Letwin, Osborne, Hague and Laws, Alexander, Huhne and Andrew Stunnell. Cameron’s chief of staff Ed Lewellyn also there

  477. 477
    Germaloids says:

    Just as long as they are not “Ed” Balls

  478. 478
    bandersnatch says:

    Oh he was FUN!

  479. 479
    Jethro says:

    Let’s have some politeness here, the full title, if you please: ‘Old Nick’.

  480. 480
    Wing Commander Spry says:

    It collided with a Farage Balloon

  481. 481
    more sleaze says:

    still is I suspect

  482. 482
    bandersnatch says:

    They are neither of them arrogant. Chippiness is merely a feature of the beholder.
    Anyone who speaks RP, or talks sense even, is said by some to be arrogant. This is pure prejudice. Besides, no child chooses his/her parents or the school he/she gets sent to.

  483. 483
    amongomous says:

    Liebore are trying to spin the electorate wants us to work together line.
    NO they don’t they want you to fuckoff.

  484. 484
    Steve Expat says:

    Has anyone resigned yet over the polling chaos last night??

  485. 485
    bandersnatch says:

    He is even now lashing himself to the fixtures and fittings in the untidy dump he calls his study.

  486. 486
    LabourHQ says:

    Of course not! You think we’d let people resign over a silly little mishap like that?

  487. 487
    Anonymous says:

    This result shows how mistrustful & sick of politicians the public really are.
    Even though the Labour government has been a disaster Cameron with all his slick phoney PR still couldn’t get a majority.

  488. 488
    Jethro says:

    …well, it takes a lot of time to get your eye in.

  489. 489
    RavingMad says:


    he’s sitting in his playchair being fed his mashed up meal by sarah. he hopes to be able to play ball and have a story read before bedtime.

  490. 490
    One party state says:

    Oh You are right it does all fall on one man but it AINT Clegg, it is Mr Rothchild! Mr NWO and head of th ECO scam with txes and the whole banking loanshark empire along with his minions and his royal backers that are all getting filthy rich of our debt and misery.

    Clegg if he doesnt allready know and i assume he does finds out today that he has no real power, that Mandy is a higher ranking NWO official than him and that they already pathed the way for Balls through his bilderberg selection.

    Now the NWO have been backing Cameron as they didnt want a hung parliment as that means MPs may actually get a backbone and vote with their consience, but it failed, so what now, well unelected Mandy will want Labour in as it means he can continue his games on the front benches with balls as the puppet, while the NWO will want Dave to keep up the hoax they you will get `change` democracy in action.

    when in fact Dave does not make a single decision without the NWOs blessing, same as Gordon, they are all puppets and you lot are nothing more than football supporters loyal to something that does not give a crap about you and will change sides in the blink of an eye.

    You voted for slavery, slavery is what you will get, Lib Lab Con – all the same, not a jot of difference, it’s all an illusion where you get hurded by the NWO press into your pens, just like sheep, and they ppiss themselfs laughing everytime they do it, they stole your democracy with the EU and the sheep still ample meekly into their pens, chanting for the red or the blue or the yellow, hust before their team leaders walk them into the meat fatory.

    now baaa away as guido keeps you in your pens.

  491. 491
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    You could have a point there. Merton council is (or was) Tory-led, and has been utterly crap.

    What would have made me laugh, if it hadn’t actually been serious, is a leaflet I got from the local Tories on Wednesday. On the same page as it proudly proclaimed “If you’re sick of Labour’s inability to control OUR taxes: Vote Conservative”, it went on to say “Despite the recession, we’ve spent £2million in the last 2 years alone on initiatives such as new ‘Welcome to Mitcham’ and pedestrian signs”.

    I did wonder if it had actually been printed by the Labour party as one of their dirty tricks.

  492. 492
    bandersnatch says:

    Yes sir!

  493. 493
    Election Frolics says:

    Hopefully a Con-Lib coalition will be arranged and the government will probably look like this:


  494. 494
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    So the BÑP does have a say over the future of the UK!

  495. 495
    Jethro says:

    I think you might have forgotten The Lewisham Revetment Play: Russell Square…
    Mornington Crescent!

  496. 496
    Gordon Brown says:

    Don’t taze me, bro!

  497. 497
    I'm forever blowing bubbles says:

    What about Mark McInnes the so called director of the Scottish Tory Party.
    Useless …. 1 seat in the whole of Scotland.
    Where did all the money go?.
    Sack the lot and start from scratch, I lose hair with more brain cells.

  498. 498
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    You may have a point there, but don’t forget that Clegg promised quite clearly that he’d seek to do a deal with whichever of the main parties had the bigger mandate.

    I’m sure plenty of LibDem voters also would never forgive him if he broke that promise and propped up a deeply unpopular Labour government. I voted LibDem yesterday, and I would never do so again if he did. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

    But it’s true, by doing a deal with the tories, he’ll piss off a lot of left-wing LibDem voters. That, however, I suspect he’s calculated is the lesser of two evils.

  499. 499
    new mp says:

    Just completed my first expense claim – glasgow to london – first class – – well done gordon

  500. 500
    Sir William Waad says:

    Cleggo would make a better Foreign Secretary. He speaks their funny foreign lingos and is much handsomer than little R2-D2. Hague would be better in in a without-portfolio post where his real job was to rough up Labour.

  501. 501
    Joe says:

    Bilko hedging his bets there for his job in when Dave gets in

  502. 502
    Testarossa says:

    Somone get the straight jacket ready. Brown will not leave of his own accord. He’ll find every constitutional reason why he must remain at Number 10. He used the words “take time” for the Conservatives and Lib Dems to discuss their way forward. Ghastly man.

  503. 503
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Sadly, it shows no such thing. Labour and the Tories between them still have us all stitched up like a kipper. The public have just voted the same discredited bunch of politicians straight back in.

    This, as I wrote earlier today, has sent a clear message to the politicians:

    “You go right ahead and put your snouts back in the trough, because the British electorate are too fucking stupid to realise that they could punish you for it”

  504. 504

    […] Guido is right, and Fraser Nelson wrong. A respectable battle of principle and ideology, with a little mould […]

  505. 505
    Joe says:


  506. 506
    bandersnatch says:

    Did anyone see the interview with Harperson when she almost exploded at seeing the leadership of the Labour party escaping her? Can’t remember who the interviewer was. Probably Brillo. He’s been putting himself about all over the place… mostly to good effect.

  507. 507
    Testarossa says:

    Correction: Brown said “take as much time as necessary”. E.g. the longer they take, the longer he gets to enjoy the power.

  508. 508
    Sir William Waad says:

    The polling stations were open till 10. Folk didn’t have to leave it to the last minute.

  509. 509
    still licking dem windows says:

    Conservatives to have a 40 majority!


  510. 510
    bandersnatch says:

    It’s because he is pretending to be Peter Snow… or whatever his name is that used to walk and gesticulate like that when he did the 3D graphics.

  511. 511
    lolol the real moniker says:

    Hope you pay for it yourself,theres no Parliament sitting and your need to get digs is a bit early yet innit.

  512. 512
    The capitol of England is Harare says:

    Brown says yes to Cleggs needs but Dave says nay

  513. 513
    Nick2 says:

    I said it for one – and still have no regrets. What’s the point of expressing an opinion & then voting contrary to it?

    (That being said, I didn’t actually vote UKIP – because there was no local candidate. But I would if I’d had the opportunity.)

  514. 514
    Testarossa says:

    He’s having a last feel of the drapes at No. 10. before he’s taken kicking and screaming.

  515. 515



  516. 516
    One party state says:

    Now keep an eye on the NWO media, they will TELL you who has won first, if they have a consensus then that will be what the NWO have decided.

    ignore the politicians they are a front.

  517. 517
    Gorgon Clown says:

    I’m still here.

  518. 518
    Canary Wharf Rat says:

    Labour 9562122
    Conservative 8772598
    Liberal Democrat 5981874

    Conservative 10706647
    Labour 8604358
    Liberal Democrat 6827938

    Change Conservative +1934049
    Labour -957764
    Liberal Democrat +846064
    When you study these figures it shows just how weird the system is.
    The tories poll 1.2 million more votes than NewLiars did in 2005 and SNAFU

  519. 519


  520. 520
    Anonymous says:


  521. 521
    bandersnatch says:


  522. 522
    Snotrocket says:

    It’s NOT a Con-Lib, or Lib-Con alliance, it’s a CON-DEM alliance: we are all fooked!! And the thought of Clegg in any cabinet position is just laughable!

  523. 523
    Anonymous says:

    LibDems now have a strong platform ready for the next election

  524. 524
    .243 Win says:

    OK, here’s a thought :

    Let’s say that there’s a Con/Lib combined government. It’s going to really – and I mean really piss off the hard-line lefties in the Liberals.

    So what would they do ? Cross the floor perhaps. To the ZaNu benches.

    It would probably result in the Lib/Con conglomerate still having a working majority, but without the hard-line lefties, the rest of the Liberals would probably get absorbed into the rest of the Tories – think of the way the Chin and Han empires dealt with “outsiders”….

    So. Potentially the disassembly of the Liberal party as we know it ? Feel free to gun this one down, I’d be interested in the other potential scenarios.

  525. 525
    Steve Expat says:

    The real problems were understaffed stations, stations that stayed open after 22:00 (definite no-no) and those that run out of ballot papers (WTF?) – not to mention postal vote applications that weren’t checked, such that a 2 bed flat can have 30 voters registered there.

  526. 526
    Mrs Crewe says:

    The shredders must be smoking tonight in No. 10

  527. 527
    committee for political reform says:

    have to do better than that Mr Cameron
    only a fool thinks a committee is anything other than a big open fuck off for PR
    and Clegg and his MPs know it too
    you can safely ignore the rabid right Dave as they all want to dump you for David Davis now anyway so whatever you do they will attack soon enough
    and without a Lib coalition that attack means you will finished in months
    you have nothing to lose with a referendum as half of labour don’t want electoral change and the party can’t blame you if the public clearly want it

  528. 528
    more sleaze says:

    I was hoping Nige would stick it to Bercow but I agree they’v shot us all in the foot(feet?).
    This pic of poor old Nige with his head in the dirt sort of sums it up.
    I hope Nigel and the pilot both recover fully but I fear the country may not.

  529. 529
    Anonymous says:

    Absoloutely.bloody well said Guido.

  530. 530
    Cucumber says:

    …whilst I get turned from green waste back into lovely green solar energy!

  531. 531
    Wing Commander Spry says:

    Surely Millipedes binary situation consists of a recurring dream of 10……..10……….10………..10

    What a buffoon. Toodle Pip!!

  532. 532
    Deevish The Destroyer says:

    I giggled a lot this morning when some bloke on sky said “Brown is hitting the phones right now” then rapidly changed the subject when he realised what he’d said.

  533. 533
    Anonymous says:

    I’ll second that well said Guido.

  534. 534
    Lil Olmey says:

    ‘Constitutionally Brown has a mandate’ ….. on what basis ? Please explain.

  535. 535
    whine little pussies whine says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  536. 536
    Yay, I've won! Whoops says:

    The problem with your argument is the very size of the client state.
    It is basically unsustainable and close to collapse.
    Socialism always ends the same way and Brown will be unable to stop it’s collapse.
    Soon there will be millions of disillusioned former believers and clients without the means to support themselves.
    This in turn opens the door for new ideas and ideologies and non socialist solutions, self reliance and most powerful of all, freedom from the state, the single most powerful human instinct of all.
    If Dave had any brains, he would quietly go it alone, or sit this one out and pick up the pieces, after the destruction of Labour and their useful idiot Lib Dim partners, as viable entities.
    Let Brown court who he likes, let him build partnerships with all kinds of fringe nationalist’s, that will fuel the fire of resentment against the socialists and their allies even higher.
    However, he is either not that bright or is determined to let capitalism and the conservatives, get covered in shit fixing the babel tower, Brown and his gang of perverts and thieves have erected.
    Then promptly be blamed for all the hardship and suffering caused by rectifying the massive Brownian cock up.
    Mervyn King has called this one correctly, the price of fixing this shit, is one term ( if they are lucky ) in office, for another decade out.

  537. 537
    Anonymous says:

    Opps absolutely even.

  538. 538
    loftus road says:

    let’s get rid of the jocks – they don’t want to be part of England anyway.

  539. 539
    a day of sadness for the windowlickers says:


  540. 540
    sarahtweet says:

    im still here

    you cant get me

    tee hee

  541. 541

    cheer up! it might never happen

    oh that’s right.. IT HAS!


  542. 542
    Deevish The Destroyer says: says:

    Dunno why anybody bothers interviewing Fraser Nelson when no one can decypher his incomprehensible accent anyway.

  543. 543
    Mr Plum says:

    Waited patiently for 13 years for the Tories to give labour a good spanking win nearly a hundred seats and yet still feel like we’ve lost.
    Just had a look at the local elections thinking we might have done better there, alas no.
    Now we have the humiliation of seeing Cameron horse trading with the PR loving one trick pony enemy, suppose this is the new politics they were on about.
    Can anyone tell me why are the English electorate are so stupid, look at the Scots all vote tactically for their own benefit. when will we learn that labour is the party of Scotland and the Tories are for England.

  544. 544
    Nick2 says:

    I saw that Sky were plugging their coverage as ‘The first general election covered in HD’.

    WTF does HD add to political coverage? The ability to count the lines on Kay Burley’s face?

  545. 545
    Lil Olmey says:

    Do you think he’ll take the lightbulbs with him ?

  546. 546
    Unsworth says:

    And probably a stabber, too.

  547. 547
    Looking into the cesspit says:

    Exactly. The fucking idiot Geordies and Scots. England is blue!

  548. 548
    Cucumber says:

    Invoking the Greeks is neither apposite nor helpful.

    The Tories do not control the moment when they are returned to power. Nor do they have the power to introduce legislation, influence policy and so on.

    That’s what ‘being in Opposition’ means.

    With luck, and some clever distraction, the public will never notice their pockets being picked to pay the debts which they never noticed being run up in their names.

  549. 549
    new labour mp says:

    I’m in no hurry to get to the tip – just maximising the rip off.

  550. 550
    streamfisher says:

    Loving democracy!
    Quite funny really, I have decided (always look on the bright side of life), that nobody seems to know…….. what the fuck do we do now?

  551. 551
    Fraser Nelson says:

    we can not go along with this

  552. 552
    Anonymous says:

    …is wanking mandleson with the cheeks of his arse.

  553. 553
    Tossflap Watch says:

    Is that you, ‘Fucking Delicious’? We’ve all missed your quaint Caledonian messages on this blog.

    Fucking tossflap.

  554. 554
    gET rEAL says:

    Brown is toast. End of. The LibDems will never agree to join labour if GB is still pissing in No10. For all Clegg’s and Camerons faults they must put country before party, something the Brown Hunts wouldnt do. FFS have people short memories of Brown? Next time you go out and by a loaf of bread have a look up and see the CCTV watching you.

    The hardened labour scum came out, those fuck wit geordies, jocks and taff’s. Look at the map. Its fucking blue in England. Tells you something.

  555. 555
    Gorgon Clown says:

    I ain’t goin nowhere! I’ve still got a lot more fucking up of this country to do!

  556. 556
    Adios el Gordo says:

    Whether hardline Tories like it or not – Nick Clegg is extremely popular, importantly with first time voters. If I was DC I would really think about offering him Home Secretary – that position should not be the graveyard people think it is and some real change is needed there (and there is no way on this planet he could ever be worse then some of the people who have recently held the title) – also the lib dems came up with vice chancellors – the economy is so totally screwed it must surely need more than one person to sort it out.

  557. 557
    Mrs Crewe says:

    why not? Not arguing just want to know why you are against libcon pact

  558. 558
    Desert Rat says:

    These twats would kill their granny to stay in power

  559. 559
    Desert Rat says:

    Tear gas

  560. 560
    Loopy Len says:

    The sooner we change to PR the better – then we’ll see some really interesting coalitions!

  561. 561
    lolol the real moniker says:

    If they can’t do what they are going to be paid for on their own then let somebody else do it,your right the economy is screwed and we can’t afford office blocks of of paper shufflers pretending they are fixing the economy, the cost will horrendus.

  562. 562
    Mr Plum says:

    So we put him in charge of immigration and policing, great.

  563. 563
    Engineer says:

    Have a few beers and wait for the politicos to decide who’s in bed with who. Nowt else we can do, now.

  564. 564
    Dave used to have a 28 point lead says:

    Where did it all go wrong ? lol

  565. 565
    Et tu Boris ? says:

    Because call me Dave now has a very large target on his back for the Tory Leaders in waiting across the water.

    Tick Tock Dave. Tick Tock.

  566. 566
    Margaret Buckett says:

    Despite the fact that the election itself was a fascinating one, the BBC team was dismayed at the prospect of mass Labour losses and could not summon any enthusiasm. Dimbleby, asleep at the wheel, moaned more than once that there didn’t appear to be any excitement in the proceedings, a damning indictment of his own soporific performance, and a dead giveaway. Paxman has become a predictable and apparently senile old loon, a thoughtless curmudgeon who swiftly deploys confrontation for its own sake. Both should consider stepping down from such events forthwith. The sets were ludicrous, results treated as an afterthought, politicians shunted on like drive-in customers at a burger bar and generally used as wallpaper and the uncalled-for slebs bafflingly irrelevant. I was amazed at how superior ITV’s efforts were, no doubt on a fraction of the BBC’s budget. The worst BBC election coverage I’ve ever seen.

  567. 567
    Augustus says:

    umm, we did lose. You can only say a party won if they have a majority of the seats. To say otherwise makes us sound like those whiny mothers at sportsday who thinks Jonny should get a medal for taking part!

  568. 568
    Rob says:

    Your original post was amusinge , but I have three points – why would you want to destroy Labour, and thus deny additional choice ? Surely those in coalition are more likely to suffer – and the ‘opposition’ benefit, when ‘the age of austerity’ begins and finally Labour ceased to be a socialist party a very long time ago.

  569. 569
    Mr Ned says:

    Well played!!! I never saw that one coming… Genius.

  570. 570
    Dack Blog says:

    When is HIGNFY recorded? Lembit’s on.

  571. 571
    Anonymous says:

    Like calling the end of the credit bubble, calling the end of the appeal of Blair, three elections later, was equally difficult. Cameron got that wrong, but still hard to tell whether hang’em and flog’em rhetoric would have made him better off… with his looks and background, he would have rapidly sounded like a fascist Colonel Blimp…

  572. 572
    Mrs Crewe says:

    in some ways I hope they don’t do a deal, Libs get into bed with labs fuck up big styly leaving the way open for Tories to come in with a huge majority BUT I am also somewhat concerned about losing my house, job, car sanity etc so kinda want someone in who will take charge of the great big debt

  573. 573
    Voice of Reason says:

    Gordon Brown

  574. 574
    Zero says:

    You would need a 10 digit calculator to work that particular sum out.

    She does nothing for me – zero personality and almost no femininity.

  575. 575
    Desert Rat says:

    Can’t fault Camerons approach. Brown has to be removed from No 10 pronto and destroyed

  576. 576
    Mitch says:

    If you want a good chuckle go read Pollys flight from reality its a classic.

  577. 577
    Mr Plum says:

    I wouldn’t say we lost we are just sharing the trophy

  578. 578
    Jethro says:

    257 Yes: just forget, for a few moments that D. Cameron is ‘the leader of the Conservative Party’. Mr. Cameron is not a Conservative (“Vote for Change”? Conserve what?), Mr. Cameron is most certainly not a Tory; Mr. Cameron is an old-fashioned Whig (‘You don’t like my principles? I have others’), to whom and for whom ‘money talks’, and whose end is power, whose means is spotting an opening, getting through it, and then widening it. I think the British people have actually, in their muddled, inchoate way, spotted this – and that’s why they have so narrowly trammelled his success: give him a few months on a tight rein, and see how he performs. I am utterly convinced that had he dared to offer a clear alternative to Labour, presenting Conservative ideas on Sovereignty (No to Lisbon), Education (Yes to Grammar-schools), the Economy (“… proceeds of growth”, for heavens’ sake!), Defence (either equip the Queen’s forces superbly, or bring them home), Law and Order (Punishment – yes: punishment! – of criminals, not of the law-abiding), Freedom (immediate dismantling of the Stasi-surveillance-state, re-instatement of the Englishman’s right to be rude, curmudgeonly, good-humouredly p***-taking) – we would have given him a clear Mandate.

  579. 579
    Engineer says:

    Not really sure that anybody *won*, but two parties, at least, lost quite a lot of ground. Labour lost it’s majority, and the LibDems lost seats. All the experts, informed or otherwise, are scratching their heads, and wondering what will happen if this, if that, if the other. Only the idiots have found any certainty so far.

    Sit back and let the politicos sort something out. That’s what they’re paid for. Then see if it works or not.

  580. 580
    Beast of Gossip says:

    Gordon is about to be exposed as a Hermaphrodite
    He has 2 balls and a C unt called Peter

  581. 581
    Dack Blog says:

    Campbell’s got his ‘Clegg-wooing’ yellow tie on on C4 news.

  582. 582
    Jethro says:

    No: but come along and lend a hand!

  583. 583
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone notice that all the Polling Stations at which there were fuck ups over queues were organised by Labour run councils?

  584. 584
    Engineer says:

    Well, he needs all the earning opportunities he can get now…

  585. 585
    Adios el Gordo says:

    well he has been told by everyone that his policy on immigrations is not workable – he is obviously keen on sorting it so at least put him in the best place. whats the problem with him and the police?

    jacqui smith was operating out of her sisters loo or something and managed to get on with it.

  586. 586
    Cucumber says:

    Hat Trick specialise in rapid turn-arounds, typically editing a show for broadcast in the day following a recording which can run as late as 10.30/11.00 the previous night. Lembit might still think he’s in a safe seat and accept stereotypical Cheeky/Weather-girl banter on that basis.

    Be warned: Jo Brand is presenting.

  587. 587
    ohmyGoodness says:

    It’s usually recorded the night before it airs on the box. But the blurb for the upcoming episode that’s on tonight says it is “watching the dust settle from the election results”. That sounds like they must have recorded it today, if they aim to be truly topical. We’ll know right away, won’t we, by the tears in poor old Lemsip’s little eyes.

  588. 588
    Adios el Gordo says:

    he looks like morph with glasses

  589. 589
    Dack Blog says:

    He’s got a face for radoi.

  590. 590
    Bernard Manning says:

    Gordon Brown walks into a pub and says to the bar man
    Id like to pee
    The barman says
    Fuck off you already steal enough off me

  591. 591
    Cucumber says:

    Well spotted, Madam.

  592. 592
    The capitol of England is Harare says:

    A little gem in the middle of this story that Dave will more than likely find when he gets into number 10

  593. 593
    Dack Blog says:

    Or radIO even. I’m sleep-deprived, and now too wired (coffee on a drip to get me through the day) for the planned early night.

  594. 594
    Dack Blog says:

    His usual smug self then.

  595. 595
    MincingMandy says:

    Two words: “Big Society”

  596. 596
    Susie says:

    All I know is we’re cursed with the possibility of more Brown/another unelected PM/Labour… oh yes, and being bankrupt with a junk currency.

    If I ever see any of the two (now ex) friends who I know voted LibDem, I shall relish reminding them of warning them of just this at the New Year.

  597. 597
    Dack Blog says:

    Maybe he’ll be a no-show then, and they’ll have to come up with a ‘tub of lard’ alternative.

  598. 598
    Cheer up you miserable bastards. It could be worse, Dave could have thrown away a 28 point lead. says:


  599. 599
    aliakbar says:

    i did 45 times

  600. 600

    What fuckin planet does he come from and what is that accent ?
    he looks a bit of a fag

  601. 601
    Fakalaki says: new moniker

  602. 602
    Mr Plum says:

    I cannot understand why large queues built up, the turnout was not that much higher than the last election. Why did so many people leave it until the last minute.

  603. 603
    GayGideon says:

    Two words: “David Cameron”

  604. 604

    Didn’t Jack Droney used to play Arfur in oOn The Buses ?

  605. 605

    PLeased to hear you made it back Bernard.

  606. 606
    The Morris Marina a nasty log laid by British Leyland says:

    YES if the Tories were on a level playing field they’d have had a huge majority, they got MORE of the vote than bummer Bliar did in 2005 and he got a 60 seat majority.

    Can I also point out that if you Limp Dems only ever want to do a coalition with Labour what is the point of voting Lib Dem? All you’re going to do is keep Labour in power, so why not vote Labour in the first place?

    It would be in your interest to work with the Tories so as to prove you are a party that CAN work with both sides, that actually makes your position stronger, not weaker.

  607. 607
    thick as thieves says:

    s a u s a g e s

  608. 608
    Still hungover says:

    As Ken clark said, if they can’t work this out how do people expect PR to work. The limp dim faithful will hold Clegg to ransom,the Tory right will do the same to Cameron and it will all go tits up. Re-match in October

  609. 609
  610. 610
    Susie says:

    On the contrary. I think you’re talking sense.

    Liberals back to being Liberals and the Social Democrats can fuck off back to Big Daddy from whence they came.

  611. 611
    Nick2 says:

    Spinning Labour’s loss as an acceptable position seems ‘optimistic’. But she may well be right when she says that the belt tightening would be seen as ‘Tory cuts’ by a lot of the electorate – namely the stupid ones who voted Labour yesterday.

  612. 612
    Still hungover says:

    but no money to fight it

  613. 613
    Fakalaki says:

    carbon steel beats cast iron any day unless it’s carbon steal.plenty of that coming from Cleggitler

  614. 614
    Susie says:

    Resign on Sunday.

    I think the Queen should say “Orf with his head and send the Blues and Royals in to do the job”.

  615. 615
    Bernard Manning says:

    Sarah Brown makes a rare trip to Downing Street and asks Gordon
    “Can I look round?”

    With typical charm he responds with “You already do look round you fat bitch now fuck off Im busy”

  616. 616
    LOL! says:

    must be why Dave is so busy begging Cleggy to save him

  617. 617
    Engineer says:

    Could try “Any Questions”. I suspect that by the end of that, you’ll be all too ready to retreat under the covers with a pillow over your head.

    PS. Hope the little horrors – sorry, pupils – didn’t take too many liberties.

  618. 618
    British rioting competitor says:

    Thanks Edmund, that is quite telling, time for an English is urgently required..
    We can all play the nationalist game, it would suit us.

  619. 619
    Fakalaki says:

    Wouldn’t stop me I would stick them back. I’m weird like that

  620. 620
    Anonymous says:

    Would LibDems be easily forgiven for keeping the dreadful Gordon at No 10? I think not and I’m sure they know that.

  621. 621
    Dack Blog says:

    They know to cut the crap when I’m grumpy ;)

  622. 622
    .243 Win says:

    and the door handles.

  623. 623
    Nick2 says:

    Which part – the bit about the Greek finances being fraudulently mis-stated, or the fact that the buildings for the Athens Olympics cost up to four times as much as equivalent facilities in Sydney or Barcelona?

    Bet both are the case in the UK.

  624. 624
    restandbthankfull says:

    He’s sitting on his rocking horse saying “I saved the world” over and over again.

  625. 625
    Anonymous says:

    But they beat Gordon. The saviour of the world, the annointed one who feels Downing Street is his destiny? Poor Gordon, in a few days he may have to leave without ever having been an elected PM? What a dreaful fate for someone so talented and far sighted.

  626. 626
    Jimmy says:

    The Liberals have more in common with the Tories than New Labour. New Labour’s big brother nanny state is effectively authoritarian, which goes completely against Liberal ideals. The conservatives support individual achievement, and inherently, the liberal freedom that that entails. They both want to scrap ID cards, which to me is a huge step int he right direction.

    I think the Conservatives and Lib Dems can form a good Libertarian government, People-Centric Liberalism without the humanist ideas that in reality don’t work on a large scale (see illegal immigrant amnesty for example.)

  627. 627
    Engineer says:

    Could be.

    It started quite well with statesman-like opening salvos from all three party leaders today, but it could get stickier when it gets to the nitty-gritty of who gets to sit in which office, and who’s electoral promises get kicked into the long grass.

    On the other hand, compromise (or fudge, if you prefer) is a bit of a British tradition, so who knows?

  628. 628
    Bernard Manning says:

    Gordon Brown is in a panic
    We all know that he is hard of hearing after that encounter with Mrs Duffy
    Manselson rang him this morning and Gordon thought he was told
    “Gordon you will soon be homoless”

  629. 629
    Ratsniffer says:

    I head one of the polling station staff said that lots of people had turned up at the last moment without their polling cards. The videos show pissed, mouthy students….and labour wants to lower the voting age to 16….

  630. 630
    haggis basher says:

    Students of the weird should examine the election results in Scotland. Notwithstanding the appalling records of Brown and the Labour Party across recent years there was overwhelming support for the red rose numpties. The only conclusion can be that most Scots are people of crass stupidity.

  631. 631
    Ratsniffer says:

    The liberals are made up of ex labourites and many of them are more left wing than Nulabour. And certainly just as bonkers.

  632. 632
    Percy the Penguin from Peterhead says:

    Stop slaggin off us scotch we cant help it

  633. 633
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    What dave will find when he gets the keys off Gordon

  634. 634
    Gooey Blob says:

    PR is dead before it is even discussed. Even if Brown were to offer it, dozens of Labour MPs would vote with the Tories to stop it. Suspect STV would likely go the same way, perhaps with a little less resistance from Labour.

    PR isn’t on the table.

  635. 635

    “Sally Bercow, the wife of the Commons speaker John, failed to win a council seat for Labour in Westminster, losing St James’s ward to the Tories.”

  636. 636
    one dress size too small says:

    I’m really looking forward to sipping skinny lattes in Kirkaldy.

  637. 637
    British rioting competitor says:

    Has Dave ever mentioned an English Parliament, I would support that if it would help

  638. 638

    OK, I’m nervous here: what am I likely to see when I click on the link?

  639. 639

    There are plenty of truly excellent Scots Mr Basher, the point here I think is that hardly any of them live in Scotland any more.

  640. 640
    Fakabriki says:

    Not very original

  641. 641
    Yankee Lodger says:

    Hey this is cool. You guys are the Tea Party of England, right?

  642. 642
    Mr Plum says:

    Just a thought, wondered what will happen at pmq’s if there is a limp-tory coalition. Who will be leading the opposing 2nd party and get two questions.

  643. 643
    Seth the pig farmer says:

    If there is to be a coalition for change, then all the contentious stuff on immigration, Europe, Trident etc is easy – leave it out and have a free vote if anything comes up that needs to be dealt with.

    It boils down to voting reforem. DC is caught on the hors of a dilemma. If he gives a vote on PR then there is a chance that it might go thorough with the support of the LAB and others who think it is a chance to be in power (or close to it) forever.

    To get the LD over the PR thing (which they are only interested in because they can’t break though with FPTP, DC has to offer them another route to power. This is not a coaltion for a short parliament, but a genuine way to be teh second party in Parliament. This could only really be done by having a shared non-compete strategy on seats at the next election to ensure that they don’t split the anti-Labour vote. It would be something along the lines of agreeing not to have candidates in seats where the other is the main competition with Labour.

    The LD would also get a free run and certain other seats to ensure that they get a decent breakthrough in seat numbers.

    Probably a bit subtle

  644. 644
    Tulkinghorn says:

    Bernie, do you still live with your mum and have a house decorated with crocheted bogseat covers, telephones disguised as ballerinas, and swirly-patterned carpets that give you a headache?

  645. 645
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:


  646. 646
    The Morris Marina a log laid by British Leyland says:

    Clegg doesn’t think so, but he’s got to convince the weirdy beardies in his party, who on Radio 5 pravda today were spouting hate for the Tories (right wing, racists, etc whipped up by twats like Stephen fat shit Nolan and co) and bigging up Liebour.

    Like I say if the Lib Dems ONLY want to work with the Liebour party they may as well not exist.

  647. 647
    Election Frolics says:

  648. 648
    Cucumber says:

    There’s no need to re-ratify anything. It’s a ‘technical measure’. It’s a ‘Treaty’ and not a ‘Constitution’.

    Move along there. Nothing to see.

  649. 649
    Bernard Manning says:

    Nick Clegg walks into a shoe shop with his family clogs, tells them that he needs them resoled pronto as he is a very important man
    Thats cobblers he is told
    “How fucking dare you talk to me like that!”

    No I mean Timpsons next door you thick dutch c un t

  650. 650
    udderly 'orrible says:

    to be come a Scots-led Marxist one.

  651. 651
    Tulkinghorn says:

    Maybe, but it could be any one of the 500 she has penned in the past 10 years. Discovering that Rusbridger’s employers had decided to back Cleggy must have been a bigger shock than finding out that Arnold Toynbee possessed DNA that was 25% tortoise.

  652. 652
    a voter says:

    why cant we hang the lot all parties they offer nothing just more of the same crap and lies climate change rubbish taxes lets give them blood on the streets and start again put them all on min wage too and the wealth they have given back to the ordinary subject r make them use their wages paid to clear nat debt yeah and put cam on jsa and live for month on it bet he coukldnt cope they all live in fantasy land

  653. 653
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Fraser really will do anything for a bit of publicity, won’t he?
    Incidentally, anyone else think Brown looks like he’s on heavy. tranquilisers today?

  654. 654
    I'll have some of that says:

    Sex and drugs and rock and roll

  655. 655
    c.eng says:

    For what it’s worth Guido, I’m with you and Old Holborn. Fraser Nelson represents an irrational attachment to the past.

    Whilst First Past the Post selection may have produced definitive majorities for Labour or Conservative in the past, it’s also delivered since WWII a flip flop system from one extreme to the other. (In truth the Conservative Gvts weren’t that extreme but the Labour ones certainly were, and generally smashed up the economy every 15 years).

    This flip flop wouldn’t be so bad if our political parties were more like the Democrats and the Republicans in the US where the difference in political outlook is not that great. Basically they both govern in the national interest and both parties (until recently at least) understand basic economics and the free market as do the electorate.

    However our history together with the FPTP system has sustained the two extremes of political left and right. Admittedly there are many in the two parties who are not that extreme, but the default setting of both parties has been to rule in their party’s rather that the national interest.

    None of this has been helped by the Labour Party’s attachment to adolescent academic Marxism, supported blindly and financially by the equally Marxist Trade Unions. Nor has the position of the Conservative Party been helped by the perception and some reality that they are the party of landowners and privilege rather than a party of fairness and wealth creation.

    On reflection, today’s result gives our politicians, especially Cameron and Clegg a unique opportunity to mend our electoral system. We can not go on with this nonsense where most of us are effectively disenfranchised, and where the system allows a group of leftist loonies to beggar the country every generation or so.

    I personally thought Cameron’s election campaign was too wet, generalised and full of PR waffle, but if he really wants to deliver change (by the way he never said it would be meaningful) but if he really wants to deliver meaningful change, he must agree together with the LibDems to reform the electoral system as a priority.

  656. 656
    revolting peasant says:

    A Lib Lab coalition is a non starter. Labours inner clique never bothered to consult its own Cabinet or MPs, so it sure as hell isn’t going to consult Liberals about anything.

  657. 657
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    AN absolute shit hole !

  658. 658
    I'll have some of that says:

    Except that Big Daddy is going to revert to what it was when the SD’s left it in the first place….! Wonderful….!

  659. 659
    Face like a smacked arse says:

    Its really gulling to have to depend on a minority party to be able to form a government. I hoped that Cameron had said no deal and left the ball in the Flip Flems court. I expect liebour henchmen are busy chatting up the flem MPs right now in order to get them to persuade Cleggover not to make no deal with the tories.
    And all this crap about PR, Sorry but the Flip Flems were the only party in favour of it. Bearing in mind they lost seats the Flems do not have any real public mandate for such a change in our voting system .
    We’re all fecked no matter what happens.

  660. 660
    Stuart C says:

    (With 15 million of us not wanting a Tory Govt) So why didn’t you and your 15 million vote for someone you did want.

  661. 661
    Election Frolics says:

    “Jimmy Tarbuck £5 a night. And I’d still give him a fiver cos he’s doing the same fucking act.”

  662. 662
    Nick2 says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve seen worse…

  663. 663

    A drunk goes into a chipshop he looks at the menu
    and says pisshole and chips!
    the woman says thats not a p its an r
    drunk looks at her and says ok i’ll have arsehole and chips !

  664. 664
    Bernard Manning says:

    Charlie Kennedy hosts a LibDem meeting

    “Hello my names Charlie and I’m an alcoholic

    Wrong meeting “

  665. 665

    When we do elect a new PM, white smoke will be seen billowing from the head of Nick Robinson

  666. 666
    lolol the real moniker says:

    No this is the Fish and Chip shop owners guild, Washington ,Tyne and Wear branch,the Tea Party of England is next door on Labourlist or could that be the ex Champagne Socialists Guild get them mixed up all the time :-).

  667. 667
    Susie says:

    In their hearts they do want to vote Labour. But they hope they’ve come up in the world and don’t want to mix with the proles i.e. they’re snobs. That’s why they hate Thatcher worse than the hard left, she wasn’t a snob and the working class respected her honesty.

    LibDems make me sick.

  668. 668
    Bernard Manning says:

    Not the only thing that she lost in central London

    She not only has a massive c unt she also married one

  669. 669
    Kevin Richmond says:

    I wish :-)
    Since we don’t have a written constitution there’s no campaign here to uphold it!

  670. 670
    Snotrocket says:

    Are we aware that, according to Sky, the count was held up at Morley as there were 9,000 postal votes that needed to be checked? And Balls managed to survive with a much reduced majority of only 1101 votes.

    I smell a rat.

  671. 671
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Frankie! I thought you had gone to ground. Or eaten 100 sausages after realising we were all hung!

  672. 672
    Susie says:

    Anyone notice how Cameron walked round opened car door and helped Sam when they got back to London, even though he must have been dog tired.

    When Brown’s car pulled up, he got out and walked through the door leaving Sarah to sort herself out without a backward glance. He’s a total oaf.

  673. 673
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    An unflushed turd in the toilet, skidmarks all over the walls, 5,800 broken Nokias …..

  674. 674
    Anonymous says:

    Expenses fraud didn’t prevent many of them getting voted in again.
    Never under-estimate the intelligence of the general public is a truism that seems to have escaped the attention of the “knowing experts” that predominate in this blog.

  675. 675
    udderly 'orrible says:

    There is no time for beer and sarnies, the euro crisis and the UK’s debt mean the markets will do the decision-making.

  676. 676
    Susie says:


    When the huge turnout looked like screwing up that plan, Common Purpose put Plan B into operation creating mayhem at the polling stations.

  677. 677

    Comment 666 I hope.

  678. 678
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Loads of moderated comments on a weblog belonging to a certain G Foulks

  679. 679
    Kevin Richmond says:

    As Ratsniffer says, there’s also a lot of socialist misfits and malcontents in the LDs these days.
    Some of them are just plain barmy, with sandals.

  680. 680
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Inexplicable references to “meercats”

  681. 681
    Dave says:

    Whyever would a “political” blogger who purports to dislike things authoritarian wish to “destroy” a legitimate, constitutional, non-hatemongering party as a possible voter choice for future government? Happily it’s an absurd proposition: nothing’s likely to revive Labour’s flagging fortunes so much as a Conservative-Liberal pact that leaves opponents of a starve-the-poor-to-feed-the-rich Cameron government with nowhere else to go. Using meaningful electoral reform to deny Labour a future monopoly of power will have the same effect on the Conservatives: Brown knows that only too well, which is why he’ll be ready to offer Clegg far more than Cameron possibly can. Be careful what you wish for. And do engage brain.

  682. 682

    You’ve just exactly described the Beast of Clerkenwell.

  683. 683
    Bernard Manning says:

    Its wrong to say that Sally Bercow is a fu cking slag
    Some people like midget porn
    Good luck to the people of Buckingham, a free wank DVD beats the normal election crap that we usualy get stuffed in the letterbox

  684. 684
    Uranus, The Magician says:

    Nope, it was the fuckwit in Con Cen Off, who agreed to the TV debates who blew it.
    Before those, Clegg was a complete, unknown, non-person!

  685. 685
    Susie says:

    “British jobs for British workers”.

    Diane Abbott MP for Hackney said that less than 2% of the workers on the facilities in Hackney are either locals or British. Even though they’re paying the bills.

  686. 686
    Bernard Manning says:

    The Devil always disappoints Mon Brave

  687. 687

    Have to agree with the Sniffer, Jimmy. I rad the Libdem Manifesto a few days ago and it could have been written by Fred Kite in parts. Mansion tax indeed.

  688. 688
    Euro here we come! says:

    I wonder if it is starting to dawn on UHunt members that by splitting the tory vote, they have denied the party a majority, and instead driven them into the arms of the EU loving liberals.

    Well done. Twats.

  689. 689
    Engineer says:

    Funny one, that. It’s often said that we don’t have a written constitution, but we do. It’s all written down somewhere, from Magna Carta on. It’s just that it’s on lots of different bits of paper, not written all on one piece.

  690. 690
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Could Cameron give way on simple PR. But in return his government would push through a law forbidding Scottish MP’s voting on English and Welsh matters.

    Would this not completely castrate any future socialist administration? England, generally has a Tory majority (at least with equal weighted consituencies) and the socilaists could not push through a whole host of important legislation in England.

  691. 691
    Hey Boyo! Remember me?! says:

  692. 692
    concrete pump says:

    No cigar for you TT.

  693. 693
    The Morris Marina a log laid by British Leyland says:

    So why is the BBC NOT pointing out that there is NO WAY the English will tolerate the jock mong doing a deal with the Lib Dems AND the SNP to force though legislation that effects only England?

    Take out Liebour’s 45 jock MPs and the 9 SNP and Liebour have NO mandate to run England, especially as the jocks now have their own Parliament.

  694. 694
    Euro here we come! says:

    I wonder if it is starting to dawn on UHunt members that by splitting the tory vote, they have denied the party a majority, and instead driven them into the arms of the EU loving liberals.

    Well done. Huntz.

  695. 695
    g1lgam3sh says:

    There would be no way they could get that through before it all collapses.

  696. 696
    Anonymous says:

    I really wanted to see a conservative majoritywith lib dems in 2nd place and labour destroyed.

    OK it’s not happened. But today cleggie has been the first one the throw out a lure and , surprise surprise , to the tories!!

    I bet labour went into shock at that!!

    Next announcement that came out via Sky was that cameron was going to lay out his vision for government at 2.30pm.

    Suddenly there was poor, spurned gordon on the steps of no.10 saying to the libdems and the rest of the world ‘ don’t forget me!! I’ll sell my soul or my wife if only you’ll keep my discredited pitiful minority in power’

    I felt rather sorry for him as he walked slowly, defeatedly back into the front door of no.10.

    Then again I didn’t!! because as I watched him I remembered that he had appointed aintbustinagut, rammel (gone!! thank god!) and kevan to short change our troops in Afghanistan. (I’m sad that aintbustinagut and kevan are still with us, hopefully not for long!!)

    And none of us are going to forget that gordon has spent us (spend!spend!spend! gordon’s own policy) into perfidy!!

    So yes I think I could live with a conlib coalition.

    I doubt I could agree with a liblab one!! So I hope they’re listening!!!

  697. 697
    Election Frolics says:

    Unfortunately, Luciana Bugger won the Liverpool seat she was standing in. Does this mean she’ll now go back to driving her car with the personalised license plate?

  698. 698
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I don’t do drugs

  699. 699
    AC1 says:

    How many tries do we get before we get the right answer?

  700. 700
    nell says:

    Will bercow have to face a new election to become speaker? If we get a conlib coalition will he have any chance of being the speaker the next time around?

    I hope not!!!

    I think a liberal democrat speaker might be a good idea next time around. Any ideas??!!

    Vince Cable I think would be good!!

  701. 701

    […] ruthlessly the internal logic of its own stance. To those amoung the commetariat who see this like Guido Fawkes as the end of Labour I would simply say this; come to Leeds and witness the sweeping gains Labour […]

  702. 702
    Engineer says:

    Evening, nell. Why are you incognito?

  703. 703
    lolol the real moniker says:

    I thought that the American Constitution was taking a hammering by Obambmi hence the Tea Parties.

  704. 704
    Tulkinghorn says:

    No no, I happen to know he sits in his underpants, alternately gloating over his collection of “Rolex” watches and dreading the step of Peter Hitchens. That’s when he’s not attending the local glee club, of course, or volunteering to take meals on wheels to the elderly of north London.

    The man’s a saint and shall not be traduced!

  705. 705
    Susie says:

    I know. That’s the punch line.

  706. 706
    Engineer says:

    And beards.

    Or is that the other party?

  707. 707
    Ted Bundy says:

    So a couple of filthy rich former public schoolboys are now carving up the fruits of last nights election just like a modern day Potsdam conference. What’s really going on behind closed doors and is Cameron now selling out the Conservative party for the kudos of being Prime Minister.

    He may have blown a 50 point lead but at least he can still be Prime Minister and as he is clearly a non conviction politico what does it matter that the branding has had to be changed?

  708. 708
    nell says:

    gordon tonight is the discredited PM, brooding and ignored as he sulks, skulks and throws nokias in no.10, hoping beyond hope that Westminster can’t survive without him!!

    He may just be about to find out that his massive ego which tells him and mandy that they are indispensible, they are in fact not wanted. I do hope hope so!!!

  709. 709
    AC1 says:

    Socialists start to escalate the use of violence to sustain the metastasising state.

  710. 710
    the EU and their media won, the people of the UK lost says:

    yeah you would get an english parish council that eats tax and is corrupt, while the eu make 85% of the laws!

    \\keep voting for the lib lab con communists, chump.

  711. 711
    nell says:

    Laptop crashed. What a time for it!!! On hubby’s and it didn’t bring up my moniker so it posted me as anonymous ’cause I didn’t think to check my name!!

    How did you know? Am I that recognisable?? +++Laugh+++

  712. 712
    Anonymous says:

    BBc ..lumbering.
    Sky ..Boring
    ITV was best.

    Agreed-I watched ITV till we got the “Scottish opt-out”

    I IMMEDIATELY changed (reluctantly) to BBC as I would rather stick needles in my eyeballs than listen to that Scots (Glasgow labour biased) drivel and their nonentities!

    From a Scot

  713. 713
    the EU and their media won, the people of the UK lost says:

    you wont get real pr it is not in the NWO interests, you will get the NWO media polarised duopoly where they control both parties.

    what they might do is give you a system claimed to be proportional representation that actually enhanses the power hold of the NWO parties, they have plenty of tricks in their bag and the NWO media to sell it to the sheeple.

    you are heading for east germany politics and worse, and you wont realise until it is too late, the media and their owners and controlers hate you.

    This much should be clear by now.

  714. 714
    Engineer says:

    Ah, well – the reference to “aintbustinagut” was a dead giveaway. A sort of ‘artist’s signature’, as it were.

  715. 715
    Anonymous says:

    Hung parliament is a bit of a fiasco. Only consolation… Jaqui Smith got kicked out.

  716. 716
    the race hate against the English says:

    Indeed it is, marxism is a rcae war and its winning, its ethnically cleansing the country lead by the trojan horses, that is why there are so few native brits in the media – check their names, both paper and TV.

    They know non natives will never defend the rights of the natives, the media our out to destroy the english along with the non english MPs and their puppets and usuful idioy marxists and the peoplke that control the money, also non natave brits.

    the trojan horse is inside the gates and they are destroying yo, they also have more trojan hourses ammassing.

  717. 717
    AC1 says:

    I’d prefer Frank Field for Speaker.

    Respect from all sides of the house.

  718. 718
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Ermmm! Excuse me. Gordon Brown is still in number 10. He is not leaving. The mong could be there for months.

  719. 719
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Did you spill alc++ol on your laptop?

  720. 720
    nell says:

    Well what can I say??!!

    That name has become so ingrained for me that I even find myself using ‘aintbustingut’ when I’m searching for news of him google. I just so think of him, and gordon’s neglect of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, that way!!!

    If we get a conlib pact I really hope that we get a really really decent Minister of Defence who is going to look after our troops and a proper War Cabinet that will meet every day and make sure that the lads and lasses out there have everything they need to do the job they are being asked to do!!

    I don’t know about anybody else , I want to see them some home and I know that that cannot be achieved immediately. But I just wish!!

  721. 721
    Hung Parliament says:

    Good! Fuck him.

    Shame Dave didn’t presuade the public either though.

  722. 722
    Nick Griffin says:

    wok wen wong?

  723. 723
    Bernard Manning says:

    John Bercow
    Could you think of a better justification for late abortion?
    47 years and nine months is about right in his case
    Short arsed c unt has to 69 his wife using step ladders
    Good job he has a 2 foot long cock

  724. 724
    Engineer says:

    Following the success of Caroline Lucas las night, Britain has it’s first Green MP.

    However, given that the Commons benches are green ….. will anybody notice?

  725. 725
    Brown's a Tosser says:

    I said it several times before – and I was definitely NOT joking. Brown is truly the No.1 Tosser with no moral compass and is clearly deranged. Just wait for the books to be opened up and the whole truth about the country’s finances comes out. Get ready to be shocked.

  726. 726
    Dick Sniffin says:

    what went wrong ? you are a mong

  727. 727
    theprofromdover says:

    In the best of all possible worlds I would like my MP to have to face me in the constituency surgery, however with most forms of PR they don’t really belong to anywhere (except of course to Central Office.

    Aye there’s the rub.
    If a coalition government could bring about the end of Tony B.Liar’s ‘on-message’ control of MPs, then that might be a price worth paying.

    Less power to MPs and Government, not more I say.

    Perhaps a form of Senate/Congress might be workable, and and majority of the Senate has to be non-aligned…………..
    i.e re-build the Lords in a new stylee.

    Oi dunno.

  728. 728
    nell says:


    Well last night was a long night I might have done !!- surely re++d w++ine would lubricate it??!

  729. 729
    revolting peasant says:

    I don’t remember him having a 50 point lead.
    But don’t let the facts get in the way of a bitter rant.

  730. 730
    theprofromdover says:

    or did I mean more power to MPs and less to Government………

  731. 731
    50 Calibre says:

    Surely there’s a handy lamp post in Drowning Street?

  732. 732
    Anonymous says:

    And that Hoon Shady Malik.

  733. 733
    Ted Bundy says:

    It would appear that Dave isnt exactly wanted either. Vote Conservative and get loopy Liberals.

  734. 734
    revolting peasant says:

    Plus Charles Clarke and Tony McNulty.

  735. 735
    Anonymous says:

    I like the”scag”,
    esp his hair, fackin weird!

  736. 736
    nell says:

    Gone!!! = And, Shalid Malik, Phil Hope, Charles Clarke, Rammel……………….

    There were some really good points to the Night!!!!

  737. 737
    Hung Parliament says:

    No, he’s fucked.
    Labour were going to dump him if he lost anyway and Mandy is being a busy bee telling all and sundry that Brown going soon to facilitate a deal with the Lib Dems is on the cards.

  738. 738
    Bernard Manning says:

    Sally Bercow , a healthy young woman,goes into an undertakers and orders a coffin,
    The undertaker asks “why?”
    Sally replies
    “Yes ,thats the right shape”

  739. 739
    seres says:

    This is proving to be one of the most fascinating ‘elections’ in modern history. And regardless of how this electoral mess gets sorted, the likely outcome of yesterday’s election is that a new generation will take over leadership of our country. The passing of the generational torch doesn’t happen that often in history, and it matters. Baby Boomers Blair and Brown have been running the show, with primarily Boomer-filled cabinets, and with a Boomer-dominated Parliament. The new Parliament, as well as the new cabinet, will be filled with members of Generation Jones (the new media-popular generation between the Boomers and Gen X). And the new PM is likely to be a Joneser as well: either Cameron or a GenJones Labourite like David Milliband or Ed Balls.

    My interest in GenJones was prompted by this very interesting article this week in the Independent about Clegg and Cameron as Jonesers:

  740. 740
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I got mo++ed today for mentioning mar++ts today but, after an hour, it was restored. What is going on?

  741. 741
    AC1 says:

    Labour is BASED on envy. Try again.

  742. 742

    Ten million don’t want a Labour Govt at any price and only the boundary changes have allowed the Labour thieves to survive. Six million voted LibDem and only 8 million voted Labour – so it comes down to this: only 8 million want another five years of Labour lies, spin, thievery of peoples pensions, and raids on our pockets.

    Hopefully Clegg will have the brains to go with the feeling of the majority.

  743. 743
    lolol the real moniker says:

    My thoughts,under no circumstances should any politician have any say in anything that makes changes to their job opportunities,either giving them more power or better still less,if a politician proposes something then it should be taken as suspect that it’s an opportunity for them to make something out of it be it power or money and should be immediatly stopped,trust in politicians none at all.

  744. 744
    AC1 says:

    My idea for voting reform…

    More referendums less power for the state.

  745. 745
    Cheer up you miserable bastards. It could be worse, Dave could have thrown away a 28 point lead. says:

    And ? Brown’s cun’t and good riddance.
    I laugh at his fate as much as I laugh at Dave’s.

    Problem for you is the public doesn’t think Dave is much better as his inability to get a majority against a fuckwit like Brown clearly shows.

  746. 746
    Someone who knows says:

    Recorded at 9:30 this morning…

  747. 747
    AC1 says:

    “coincidentally green is the colour of envy”.

  748. 748
    ester ransoms dog says:

    Thought it was pressers transit at first

  749. 749
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I went for that the other day and got the same result!

  750. 750
    AC1 says:

    You sure the hubby wasn’t using the laptop and cleared the cache after going somewhere he shouldn’t have?

  751. 751
    Anonymous says:

    I have this strange feeling that there was a political story a few months ago that made both Labour and the Tories very unpopular. Can’t quite remember the details. Something to do with ducks I think.

    But perhaps I imagined it all, because the story I remember made both parties so unpopular that you couldn’t imagine anyone voting for them ever again, and it seems that Labour and the Tories between them have got pretty well all the seats again.

    Does that ring any bells with anyone else, or is it just me?

  752. 752
    Surprised Guido hasn't picked up on this.. says:

    Daniel Hannan, Guidos favourite Conservative, has said he didn’t see a problem with a referendum on electoral reform.

    Cameron might be preparing to face down his critics and go for it to get a stable government.

  753. 753
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    hi pal no i was chilling with a few beers last night
    wasn’t posting much but had guido for comments etc
    i was watching it unfold on the telly a real pisser wasn’t it ?

  754. 754
    Engineer says:

    It’s a bit like the annual Boat Race on the Thames. I could never understand why the same two teams always get through to the final.

  755. 755
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    There’s all this talk of a hung parliament, but when does it start? And have they got enough piano wire?

  756. 756
    Miki says:

    Wow…726 comments…clearly people have something to say on this topic!!

    I will merely jump in and say “I agree” !

    This is a chance to crush the socialistic Labour twats, and get on with making this country great again. It’s ridiculous how England has become so irrlevant in the world. For Obama to be more interested in courting the French & German leaders…I mean, it’s unheard of! The only way to restore this once-proud nation to its past glory is to get rid of this festering puss-oozing disease called Labour. If Cameron needs to bend a little on his ideals over one or two minor policies, in order to get a partnership with the Lib-Dems….then do it!!

    Oh…and can I also add…..can someone please smack that carp-eyed tosser Ed Balls in the face? He is probably the most annoyingly arrogant person I’ve ever seen.

  757. 757
    DUH! says:

    that’s why they all got a kicking from the electorate

    Libs got a kicking
    Lab got a kicking
    Con got a kicking

    result -Hung Parliament

    B&P and UKIP ? nobody cares but they still got a kicking

  758. 758
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    “BBC News channel is available in the UK only.” Hahahahahahahahahahahaha What a bunch of cun’ts!!! They only broadcast shit anyway.

    From the shores of the Adriatic, moniker, News at Ten (oops that doesn’t exist any more!) but I can get all the channels here – whatever their techies try.

  759. 759
    A frustrated NZ voter says:

    Keep well away from P.R.! All too often the tail wags the dog and daft deals are done with even dafter people – The minor parties quickly get infiltrated by the hard lefties such as the ‘greens’ over here in NZ.

    The Greens have a thin ‘green’ outer coating – but this hides a blood red hard socialist core.

    And worse still – imagine having your cajonnes in the vice like grip of the Scots or Welsh!

  760. 760
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    So if Libs, Labs, and Cons all got a kicking, how come they’ve got over 600 seats between them?

    Now they know they can get away with fiddling their expenses and still get elected, I hate to think how much they’re going to be at it this time round.

  761. 761
    Diablo says:

    Dave & Nick get Brown out of no 10 and then publish the books immediately followed by an instant election. Nobody could then blame any of the mess on either Tories or LibDems and Labour would be eradicated. FPTP between Tories and Lib Dems from then on.

  762. 762
    Cheer up you miserable bastards. It could be worse, Dave could have thrown away a 28 point lead. says:

    Dave is safe as houses.

  763. 763
    Jan says:

    Well,how come Wandsworth is a FIVE STAR rated TORY council? Wonderfully efficient and the lowest council tax in the country? They don’t take any crap from their council tenants.Any trouble and they’re out. They don’t favour asylum seekers and foreigners either. They try to house any homeless outside the borough where it is cheaper. Don’t waste their money on diversity outreach workers either.Best council in the country.

  764. 764
    Dark Lord says:

    Nick Clegg was all fluff.

  765. 765
    DUH! says:

    because nobody else serious was running DUH!!!!

  766. 766
    AC1 says:

    Adam Smith (PBUH) was an advocate of taxing Land Values. The LVT is of course the simplest tax and thus the hardest to avoid paying, and it amazes me that the Lib Dems can mess this up.

  767. 767
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Yes! Did you see me getting more and more angry? I drank half a 1.5 litre bottle of Limoncello (the Pope drinks it) A**o*ol free of course (35%) Eventually, I got fed up and went to bed at 05:30 local time. So I missed that bug-eyed cun’t squeaking back in, so a good decision to retire. A real pisser that Bercow got back in – some Conservative voters need frontal lobotomies. No one comes off good out of this but it is so British!/English!/ballsup!/fuckingshittingfuckingcun’tish…..

  768. 768
    babar says:

    It’s worse than that.
    Scotland (again) returns almost 100% Socialists – SNP or Labour without as much as a swing against Labour after years of odious and incompetent government.
    The salmond has the audacity to declare that he rules out any negotiations with the Tories but panders to labour !
    He knows that his own supporters will desert him as they are socialists themselves and ill have no truck with the Tories.
    I am Scots, a Unionist (and as it happens a net contributor to my country) but the Scots simply don’t get it.
    I can certainly undrstand why the typical Englishman may wish to cast this country adrift rather than have it underpin pityful socialism within the UK by sending dozen after dozen of Labour MPs to Westminster as the population themselves rely on overfunding from the taxpayer. public sector employment and benefits to survive.
    Perhaps if Scotland was OFFERED self-rule then the majority might, just might wake up and smell the roses.
    Am I as pissed off with my countrymen as much as anyone in England – you bet I am as they once again help Labour retain power in the UK.

  769. 769
    Hmm.. says:

    talking up the idea of a referendum on electoral reform too

  770. 770
    Down With Brown! says:

    It is the patriotic duty of all the other parties to make sure that Brown is evvicted from Downing Street. A few conscessions to the Lib Dems would be a price worth paying for evicted the mad, pyromaniac.

  771. 771
    Engineer says:

    What do you mean, “imagine”. We’ve been living it for 13 years. That’s why we’re skint.

  772. 772
    David Cameron says:

    I agree with Nick

  773. 773
    Seth the pig farmer says:

    The LibDem predicament makes me think of 2 expressions:

    1. the dog that caught the car

  774. 774
    Fakalaki says:

    Anyone noticed the news channels speech is out of synch with the picture

  775. 775
    Kevin Richmond says:

    Maybe, but the LDs may be persuaded that normalising consituency vote-sizes will already give them a lot more seats in future elections, at the expense of New/Old Lab
    or whatever buzzy name they’re about to call themselves after Brown is flushed away.

    That may get the LDs to back off their demand for STV-PR.

  776. 776
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    And the cun’t is still there….WTF is going on?

  777. 777
    babar says:

    I’m all for that – and with the Tory-Libdem “alliance” supporting withdrawal and the Billions per annum it would save then the choice should be:
    EU Membership and Tax Hikes to pay for it … versus … Get Out.

  778. 778
    Der Mzzz. J Boot, oberkampenfuhrer unt das floggenbitchenstrumpet says:

    And talking of opportunity, wasn’t I just the luckiest girl alive to have Phoney Tone come and visit me – and see my Bath Plug!

    Made my week – I can tell you!

  779. 779
    AC1 says:

    Jo Brand is a woman. I know! She looks like Bernard Manning.

  780. 780
    the chalice in the palace says:

    I agree, a hanged parliament sounds much more fun!

  781. 781
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    My instinct is it was a cynically organised stunt to give legs to a variety of conspiracy theories as to how the ” partee” wuz robbed by the nasty establishmunt,wankers!

  782. 782
    nell says:

    Nope don’t agree with that – I think a conlib alliance might be quite popular.

    And I feel sure that a lablib alliance would be hugely unpopular. This would equal masive electoral reform without thought which woulde of gordon and his spendspendspend policies with the prospec of printing more money, he has spent time in his £3million meditatopn suite at the Department of Education!!)!!!

  783. 783
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I thought Scots called Scots Scots, not Scotch, which is reserved for produce, unless employed as a pejorative.

  784. 784
    Bernard Manning says:

    Gordon Brown walks into his Drs
    He says
    “Dr I’ve this huge lump on the end of my cock”
    The Dr says
    ” Dont tell me that Prescott is a poof as well”

  785. 785
    AC1 says:

    My guess is that the country will run a whole lot better without the meddlers.

  786. 786
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    BBC: “… let’s have a look at the swingometer here ….” OH FUCK OFF!!!!!!!

  787. 787
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    British workers already have jobs,british wasters dont want jobs,they vote labour.

  788. 788
    An unelected, paranoid control freak, bullying ignorant, two-tongued, mendacious, selfish, arrogant says:

    Nuth’ns ma fult ye uns’tn!

    Ah sav’d tha wuld!

  789. 789
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Was the vote split, like her?

  790. 790
    nell says:

    I absolutely agree.

    Just look at the new tory MP for Corby and East Northants!! A chickLit Author!!

    Not saying I agree with her but a new generation with a different view. Maybe that’s what we need!!

  791. 791
    babar says:


  792. 792
    Kevin Richmond says:

    Changes to the welfare system would reduce the size of the client state. Seriously downsizing government — maybe closing several ministeries and many other changes — would also reduce it.

  793. 793
    Dark Lord says:

    Bercow was re elected – knob

  794. 794
    Shady Malik says:

    I will be the first muslim PM then I will send the bad men to get you, at night, while you sleep.

  795. 795
    Office for National Statistics says:

    A recent poll revealed that 29% of the British electorate are utter mongs.

  796. 796
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Two can have a party !

  797. 797
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Yes – but it doesn’t make it any worse!

  798. 798
    25 pounder + 10 ton Grand Slam as back up says:

    I may be able to help you there.

    Let me try!

  799. 799
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Nice one!

  800. 800
    Jeremy Vine Leaf says:

    I am the new Magnus Pike and I am a wanker like my fellow presenter Dimbledore!!!

  801. 801
    Kevin Richmond says:

    I’ve never seen sandals with berds ;-)

  802. 802
    nell says:

    Suggest’s doesn’t it that gordon’s curse extends to bliar too??!!

  803. 803
    Henry V says:

    Make their mark on history? Really? Where the flip were you during the expenses scandal? FFS………….

  804. 804
    Jesus Tittyfucking says:

    Dave did good he’s rid us and Liebore of the one eyed mong,you should be thanking him.

  805. 805
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Gordon You Gotta Go Now
    by The Moody Blues

  806. 806
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Here here

  807. 807
    No longer Undecided says:

    Thanks 50, – am now clear.

    Head down from the haqndy lamp post – and left for many weeks.

    Then a national tour – like in the old days – for traitors.

  808. 808
    Bernhard Manfred says:

    Gordon to the Doctor, “Why have I got potatoes and turnip pieces under my foreskin?”

    Doctor, “You might ask Peter to stop bolting his food!”

  809. 809
    nell says:

    Only to Buckingham Sweetie. The next Speaker is very much up for the taking especially if there is to be a conlib pact !!!

  810. 810
    AC1 says:

    I’ve lived there, Wandsworth is an awesome council. I lived near the border with Lambeth, it was like crossing the border into a third world country.

  811. 811
    It woz the Sun wot lost it! says:

    The Sun – David Cameron is our only hope

    The voters – Nope

  812. 812
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    The poor morons thought that the baby eating tories would cancel all benefits for Neds if the SNP swept the board,much safer to let labour keep coughing up the bucky tokens frae england than pay it oot o scottish loot alone.self presevation in a recession created by the international socialists we are so beloved!

  813. 813
    Animal says:

    You are assuming that PR would be voted in by the electorate in a GE. dangerous assumption.

  814. 814
    AC1 says:

    Barbaric in the socialist dictionary means not punishing people for working and not rewarding them for sloth.

  815. 815
    Lord Mandelscum of Boy fun says:

    Gosh! i’ve been waiting for 650 strapping young men to turn up,silly me!

  816. 816
    Susie says:

    They would have got St Ives Cornwall and Edgebaston for starters. The Tories would have had at least another 5 or 6 seats I reckon maybe enough to deal with the Ulstermen and have an overall majority.

    UKIP hasn’t noticed the EU and most especially the Euro is imploding. There is no way the Germans are going to bail out first Greece, then Portugal, then Spain and lastly Italy and Ireland without busting the central bank, We could have stood on the sidelines and made some very good terms for us (like getting back our rebate and CAP reform and even picking and choosing Lisbon) as any threat to leave or even a referendum on Lisbon would have brought the whole show crashing down.

    Stupid stupid stupid UKIP. You crashed and burned us.

  817. 817
    AC1 says:

    Sweden went right wing.

  818. 818
    HeadInTheSand MikeSC says:

    MikeSC says
    “I don’t feel relieved, I’m sick to my stomach. People will suffer needlessly through liberal/tory savage, needless cuts.”

    Needless cuts, how fu**ing deluded can you get

  819. 819
    not going to happen says:

    what planet are you living on sweetie ?
    you seriously think anyone wants to start a new speaker election on top of everything else going on ? the squeaker stays sadly

  820. 820
    Kevin Richmond says:

    I’ve seen your argument many times before but you’re wrong.
    We have nothing which can be described as a written constitution. All we have are past precedents and conventions, often going back several centuries. These may be what people today call “constitutional” but they are not and have no standing in law, whereas a proper constitution is always the nation’s supreme law.

    EG: in this current situation, Brown ordered Sir Gus O’Donnell to produce some guidance on what to do in a hung parliament situation. It took him several weeks to look back and find out what happened before. His guidance was then described as “constitutional rules” but that is actually nonsense for the reason I mentioned above.

    Note that a constitution is invariably owned by the citizenry of a nation and cannot be changed or amended by any government elected under its provisions. By contrast the Magna Carta — like Common Law — has been overridden by statute law for years.

  821. 821
    lolol says:

    You wait we’ll get the Crapita guy out to you,pay your licence fee or else :-)

  822. 822
    lolol says:

    a retarded pig fucker could have beat Brown
    he’s a useless incompetent moron remember ?

  823. 823
    the chalice in the palace says:

    Everyone knows its Obi-Wan Kenobi

  824. 824
    Fraser Nelson says:

    piss off you hippy hoon

  825. 825
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Five drums of piano wire available here!

  826. 826
    retarded pig fucker says:

    I’m putting my hat in the ring to replace Dave as Conservative Leader.
    Vote for retarded pig fucker! I can’t be any worse than Cameron.

  827. 827
    TaT Crowing says:

    5 grand got me 35 grand ha ha ha.Hung like I said ha ha

  828. 828
    Animal says:

    Brilliant. Brighton vote in a woman who has stated the party will look at debate subjects in the House as they come up. Meaning they have no intention of pushing any of their genocidal hatred of the human raceThe coastal weirdos have put in someone who will do nothing and say nothing, but will do her damndest to get pathetic, irrelevant deals in back rooms to further the Green’s desire to end the human race.

    How do these scum fool so many people? Is the drinking water down there that full of raw sewage?

  829. 829
    nell says:

    gorrdon isn’t going to go until he’s sure that selling his wife, his soul, or every valued tenet of the labour party cannot will not him in no 10 as PM.

    Any moral sacrifice is worth it to hang onto power!!!

  830. 830
    AC1 says:

    Welsh Independence would be excellent for England. Wait till those in Wales see the cost of funding all the sloth in Wales. They got more left wing the more they could leech of England. A does of economic reality would be good for the Welsh people (long term).

  831. 831
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    If all the MPs shout “No” when he retakes the Speaker’s Chair, he is finished.

  832. 832
    Lord Mandelscum of Boy fun says:

    True! but you have to take into account the unfair seat share and postal vote fraud.

  833. 833
    Poor little windowlickers, so sad, so very very sad says:

    Aww.. the poor widdle twoll is cwying. Boo Hoo Hoo.
    It turns out Dave was shit after all. No majority for you widdle twoll.

  834. 834
    Mp.I can rob now with impunity as the Brits are stupid says:

    Why are these Hunts offering a referendum on electoral reform.The country have just give a hung parliament saying that is what they want.

  835. 835
    nell says:

    gutlessgordon isn’t going to go until he’s sure that selling his wife, his soul, or every valued tenet of the labour party will not keep him in no 10 as PM.

    He believes any sacrifice is worth it to hang onto power!!

  836. 836
    David Cameron says:

    It wasn’t MY fault! Good gracious no.

  837. 837
    AC1 says:

    Is there really a country (i.e. is there a British demos stronger than the English, Scottish and Welsh demos) called Britain?

  838. 838
    CCHQ and the windowlickers final verdict on the Hung Parliament says:

  839. 839
    AC1 says:

    Over-reaction? Buying opportunity?

  840. 840
    Ewanme says:

    I LUV you Jeremy even tho you is a 6′ 4″ demented chimp wot seems to have OD’d on ProPlus in an atttempt to cure ur piles , darlin .

    Love E x .

  841. 841
    Eric Pickles caught in serious discussions over a deal says:

  842. 842
    PhaetonFlanFlinger says:


    You nailed it big guy weeks ago and I admit I would prefer a majority. This is a great opportunity to mentor the Whigs and ‘reanimate’ them into the offices of power.

    They vote with Tories, they have some Tory policies, however with Trident, Immigration and Defence (as sops to the left) they might split the Dems.

    After all, they only need 10 or so MPs to cross the floor.

  843. 843
    nell says:

    I don’t think so sally baby!! But we’ll see when all the negotiations have been concluded!

    Suggest the Bercow’s think about finding alternative accommodation, rather like the brown’s, just in case!!

  844. 844
    Brown gone in a week says:

    Thats not Ed he can only read and write in capitals with his tongue sticking out. Not all of us wanted him gone, we need him to keep advising mcbonkers because as last night showed hes great at that.

  845. 845
    A Firm Pair Of Election Breasts says:

  846. 846
    real politik says:

    and an alliance without a P.R. referendum is massively unlikely

  847. 847
    Ewanme says:

    Hiya , everyone xx !!

    So wot is Gordonzola gonna do now his political aspirations is , kinda , fucked ???

    Suggestions ?

    E x .

  848. 848
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Haha …. he can do his worst! He will get nowhere and, given the current straightened circumstances, he could not get approval for the fare out here!

  849. 849
    Moley says:

    Too few stations, very long electoral lists and it ook too long to find each voter.

    They were punctilious in checking people who voted in person and made almost no checks on postal votes.

    How can you have a “Fair” re-run in one or two seats with questionable results, if everybody knows what the outcome of the G.E. was?

  850. 850
    real politik says:

    without a referendum on P.R. it’s pie in the sky

  851. 851
    A Firm Pair Of Election Breasts says:

  852. 852
    Anonymous says:

    Draught excluder?

  853. 853
    gash says:

    No it was the Uclit and the nazi party supporters that spunked their votes away on coming last.

  854. 854
    AC1 says:

    Well it seems to me that iDave is in the wrong party.

  855. 855
    Click Negg says:

    Feckin’ Kirsty Wark embarrassing herself on NN, what a Liebour shill she is, feck off you scotch broth!!

    Now interviewing Campbell’s Scotch Broth, wanker’s of mine form over the firth!!

  856. 856
    Defeat from the jaws of victory!!! says:

    Bye bye Dave!

    You fucked up big time!

  857. 857
    Anonymous says:

    something along these lines is essential – if dave doesn’t do some kind of audit he will sink – he knows he must make cuts but then dromey and kinnock and all the other twats will be at the forefront of strikes and protests blaming the tories and a lot of the stupid public will believe them.

    dave needs it spelt out loud and clear – including pfi scams, money to the EU and money wasted on politicised stuff by labour – all adding up to the £500million or whatever it is we’re borrowing each day – that gordon fucked the country up and he now has to put it right.

  858. 858
    AC1 says:

    Credit was expanded by the regulator. Banks just allocated it.

  859. 859
    Anonymous says:

    something along these lines is essential, opening all the books for the public to see what mcmental did – if dave doesn’t do some kind of audit he will sink – he knows he must make cuts but then dromey and kinnock and all the other twats will be at the forefront of strikes and protests blaming the tories and a lot of the stupid public will believe them.

    dave needs it spelt out loud and clear – including pfi scams, money to the EU and money wasted on politicised stuff by labour – all adding up to the £500million or whatever it is we’re borrowing each day – that gordon fucked the country up and he now has to put it right.

  860. 860
    lolol says:

    That’s AlBeeb being balanced in all discussions,she hasn’t got it that her beloved Liebour isn’t loved anymore.

  861. 861
    Dr. Beeching says:

    A sleeper on the high-speed rail line.

  862. 862
    David laMeditationroom says:

    Are they not allowed to call them ‘prayer rooms’ or ‘chapels’ any more?

  863. 863
    AC1 says:

    Nope, the conservatives did it too themselves. UKIP stood aside where the MP was UK aligned, and campaigned where there was not an anti-EU candidate.

    Maybe the conservatives should be more like UKIP?

  864. 864
    lolol says:

    Nell your getting old stop repeating yourself. :-)

  865. 865
    not going to happen says:

    because you don’t think at all nelly welly
    in a minority government every vote is a potential disaster for the governing party, so pissing off the speaker by trying to remove him, and you neglect to say how since there clearly isn’t the votes to do it, would set the bar for new levels of stupidity
    in an alliance the lib dems why on earth would they try to dump a speaker who only won the speakership with their votes
    try thinking it through next time Sweetie

  866. 866
    die gordon die says:

    what a cretin

  867. 867
    Moley says:

    The civil contingencies act is still waiting in the wings, to be used if necessary, if things get out of hand.

    Cue end of any pretence of democracy.

  868. 868
    Great British Electorate says:

    dribble wibble

    i prest da red buton an nuthin append like

  869. 869
    nell says:

    Head of the World Bank??!!

    Head of a Commission for the UN on how to destroy a national economy??!!

    Whatever , It must be a ‘Head of..’ something. gordon’s ego won’t let him do anything less than that!!!!

    The position of g++od would be good because that would make him greater than bliar!!!

    These labour people don’t understand the national interest or the greater good. All they understand is feathering their own nests and feeding their own ego’s.

    gordon , bliar and mandy are prime examples of how to do that!!!!

  870. 870
    AC1 says:

    The union with Scotland came about because Scotland went bankrupt (building the panama canal).

  871. 871
    Comrade Keleshenkov says:

    And next up we have a singing dog.

  872. 872
    The Tory Leadership Campaign begins says:

    Watch out for that tackle Dave. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ! Go Boris

  873. 873
    Anonymous says:

    The Tories beed a new leader!

  874. 874
    Moley says:

    I think that if Cameron had pitched the Tory marker further to the right that he would have got less votes, not more.

    Look at all the crap in the media about his poor interview for the “Daily Poofter” which was bigged up as some kind of calamity.

    Europe was Cameron’s downfall.

  875. 875
    Beachy Head says:

    He’s welcome here, anytime.

  876. 876
    Anonymous says:

    Vote Conservative get LivDem. Traitor Dave! He will guarantee a strong LibDem platform for the next election/ What crass stupidity/ The liberal consensus now consolidated by Dabe, will destroy us/

  877. 877
    gash says:

    Don’t forget to mention their gutter like ethics.

  878. 878
    David laMeditationroom says:

    Why’s Campbell been over the media wearing a Soviet-era enamel red star pin-badge?

  879. 879
    AC1 says:

    Well his C.V. reads like this

    * Grandiose sense of self-worth
    * Impulsiveness, doesn’t finish projects, or attempts to finish a project too quickly to move onto something else
    * Recklessness (psychology) tendencies
    * Pathological lying or exaggeration of the truth
    * Shallow affect
    * Creates illusions of superiority
    * Strives for constant recognition or prestige
    * Exaggerates and boasts about accomplishments
    * Feels ashamed or attacked by negative judgments from others
    * Preoccupation with fantasies of a perfect partner or future
    * Lack of empathy or selective empathy
    * Pulls attention from everyone else onto themselves to feel unique
    * Tendency to idealize their own superiority, devalue other people’s worth or accomplishments
    * Sensitivity to how others react to him/her
    * Inability to tolerate boredom
    * Manipulativeness
    * Indifference to or rationalizes having hurt or mistreated others (underdeveloped conscience)
    * Drug and alcohol abuse
    * Narcissistic rage
    * Obsessive compulsive tendencies

    So I reckon his future is a padded room tester.

  880. 880
    Click Negg says:

    Dimbledore was a disgrace, pissed or summat, couldn’t get the swing right!

  881. 881
    I used to believe in democracy before Postal voting says:

    With Cameroon /Clegg …the euro is coming.I will be moving to Canada

  882. 882
    nell says:

    mandy and alastair spinning and blogging big time tonight in the hope of derailing the conlib pact. Of course they are!! They want to stay as the power brokers!!!

    Their steam is running out as we watch!!! Most voters will accept an arrangement between the conservatives and the libdems.

    I don’t think many would accept a lablib pact keeping the discredited, distrusted, gutlessgordon in power.. That would be like accepting that the local tramp who lived in the nearby bus shelter was a whizz in international economics!!!

  883. 883
    die gordon die says:

    anyone noticed?

    after 10pm all the lib dumb hippy students start waking up and come crawling on here.

  884. 884
    Moley says:

    I think it might have been arranged via twitter.

    It would be worth looking through the archives to trace it’s origin.

    One or more parties “Getting out the vote” at the last minute.

    I had a phone call at around 9.00pm from the ——- Party to remind me to vote. (I already had).

  885. 885
    Anonymous says:

    On Newsnight Ken Clarke welcomes a coalition with LebDems and electoral reform, Cabinet seats for LibDems/ A guaranteed power base for the LibDems, the party which flopped and lost seats/ This is the beginning of the destruction of the Conservative Party. Sack Dave before it is too late!

  886. 886
    Dave says:

    Don’t worry i’ll be dumping them as soon as my feet are under the table.

  887. 887
    Ex Pat Luxembourg says:

    Canada, Health Service not contaminated by Obama’s mad medicare plans

  888. 888
    Old soldier says:

    Minority government, daft as a brush idea to go in with the Lib Demons.

  889. 889
    Anonymous says:

    Sack Dave Cameron, the traitor!

  890. 890
    Anonymous says:

    Gordons lost weight

  891. 891
    lolol says:

    Stop sounding like a wally and also get you keyboard fixed,our Dave hasn’t got a done deal yet,he would soon be deposed if he screws this one up

  892. 892
    Anonymous says:

    Vote Conservative! NEVER again!

  893. 893
    nell says:

    ‘Night darlings. One late night *(last night) is enough for an oldie like me!!

    My last thought tonight is for our lads and lasses in Afghanistan. I hope over the next couple of days we finally get a decent Minsiter for Defence and a War Cabinet that will look after their interests on a daily basis!!

    Really glad, at least, that ramell is gone!!

    Hopefully the incompetent and uncaring aintbustinagut and kevan will follow shortly !!!!

  894. 894
    The Special One says:

    Vote Jose Mourinho for a strong and dynamic leader.

  895. 895
    Anonymous says:

    Never! Camerom has betrayed us and hi-jacked the Yory Party.

  896. 896
    lolol says:

    I want to know who’s paying for Cleggs 3 heavies,well 2 men and a woman.

  897. 897
    die gordon die says:

    wasnt churchill a liberal?

  898. 898
    Ewanme says:

    LOL !!!

    But apart from all that ……. ??

    When he woz at uni (payed for by English tax payers) , didn’t he produce a pamphlet on how to get everythin for nothin ???

    You know – like turn up at piss-ups wiv a bag fulla empty bottles or go an rummage thro bins for left-overs , instead of buyin real food ???

    How did this c unt desert his stingy , Scottish roots an become sooo profligate with our English money ???

    I ain’t stupid but I don’t get it .

    Later E x .

  899. 899
    A Firm Pair Of Election Breasts says:

    Eating sweet and sour pork with fried rice and a portion of chips with a yummy bottle of rum.

    Oh yea, piss off Gordon!

  900. 900
    Cast Iron Cameron Lost the Election on Lisbon says:

    1. Bolton West –
    Labour: 18,329
    Con(UKIP): 20,136
    **CON WIN!**

    2. Derby North –
    Labour: 14,896
    Con(UKIP): 15,112
    **CON WIN!**

    3. Derbyshire NE –
    Labour: 17,948
    Con(UKIP): 18,139
    **CON WIN!**

    4. Dorset mid & Poole –
    Labour: 21,100
    Con(UKIP): 22,940
    **CON WIN!**

    5. Dudley North –
    Labour: 14,923
    Con(UKIP): 17,541
    **CON WIN!**

    6. Great Grimsby –
    Labour: 10,777
    Con(UKIP): 12,106
    **CON WIN!**

    Hampstead & Kilburn –
    Labour: 17,332
    Con(UKIP): 17,698
    **CON WIN!**

    7. Middlesbrough South –
    Labour: 18,138
    Con(UKIP): 18,342
    **CON WIN!**

    8. Morley (Ed Balls)
    Labour: 18,365
    Con(UKIP): 18,770
    **CON WIN!**

    9. Newcastle-Under-Lyme –
    Labour: 16,393
    Con(UKIP): 18,332
    **CON WIN!**

    10. Plymouth Moor View –
    Labour: 15,433
    Con(UKIP): 17,033
    **CON WIN!**

    11. Solihull –
    Liberal: 23,635
    Con(UKIP): 24,660
    **CON WIN!**

    12. Somerton & Frome –
    Liberal: 28,793
    Con(UKIP): 28,908
    **CON WIN!**

    13. Southampton Itchen –
    Labour: 16,326
    Con(UKIP): 18,062
    **CON WIN!**

    14. St Austell & Newquay –
    Liberal: 20,189
    Con(UKIP): 20,634
    **CON WIN!**

    15. St Ives –
    Liberal: 19,619
    Con(UKIP): 20,460
    **CON WIN!**

    16. Telford –
    Labour: 15,977
    Con(UKIP): 17,424
    **CON WIN!**

    17. Walsall North –
    Labour: 13,385
    Con(UKIP): 14,132
    **CON WIN!**

    18. Walsall South –
    Labour: 16,211
    Con(UKIP): 17,905
    **CON WIN!**

    19. Wells –
    Liberal: 24,560
    Con(UKIP): 25,471
    **CON WIN!**

    20. Wirral South –
    Labour: 16,276
    Con(UKIP): 17,019
    **CON WIN!**

    CON: 326 Seats

    It is scandalous how Cameron managed to has rob the Tories of absolutely assured election victory against an incompetent and hated New Labour party. The Tories had within their sights an easy, lame-duck target and a guaranteed mandate to govern this country for the next five years. Cameron threw it all away!

    The Tory grassroots MUST ACT NOW and give voters back the genuine Conservative party that Cameron and his cronies have shamefully denied the country.

  901. 901
    Nathaniel Sloth says:

    What’s occuring, man?

  902. 902
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon Brown has both the constitutional and moral right to try to form a government, Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has insisted.

    Mr Murphy said that as Mr Brown was the sitting Prime Minister, he had “a constitutional responsibility” to try to form a new administration.

    He said he believed Mr Brown would be able to do a deal which would see Labour stay in power.

  903. 903
    Parrot E says:

    and mindless repeition

  904. 904
    Anonymous says:

    mobile phone tester

  905. 905
    paradise says:


    Us lowly plebs demand a new thread.
    Don’t need an article with it. Keep it simples. Just say you’re high summat and can’t be arsed.

  906. 906
    Pee Stains says:

    Na night, honey. Come again ;-) x .

  907. 907
    Parrot E says:

    and mindless repetition

  908. 908
    arthur says:

    to late pr is now the big game in town

  909. 909
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    good point !
    tackle imigration aswell and he would have pissed it

  910. 910
    bless says:

    of course you sound like you had 5 grand in the first place

  911. 911
    Limpet O'Peck says:

    Meat is murder and I can’t find any breasts on my cheeky stick insect.

  912. 912
    arthur says:

    a sensible quote will change the thread

  913. 913
    Lord you cant take my title Mandelson says:

    Clegg cant stand Brown, he’d have to go, and i think he’d rather do business with the devil than me.

  914. 914
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    your wasting your time this one will be on till tomorrow untill he gets back from the post election parties or in labours case wake

  915. 915
    true blue says:

    Cant argue with the truth.

  916. 916
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    If your uncle had a c*nt
    he’d be your aunty ?

  917. 917
    Jaded63 says:

    I thought Cleggover would have the Tories over a barrel as regards Proportional Voting. As the day has gone on, I’ve come to realise that he hasn’t. Whether a Con-Lib coalition is cobbled together or not, it’s actually Cameron who is in the strong position whatever happens.

    It doesn’t matter if a Con-Lib deal falls through – a Lib-Lab deal would be a disaster for both parties, and leave the Tories stronger than ever.

    There is actually no way that the Lib Dem’s version of voting reform is going to happen, ever. Might be a good thing, though, because, far from ‘keeping the Tories out of power for a generation’, it would be entirely destructive for Labour and the Lib Dems. The Tories are now the strong and governing party of British politics, and probably will be for a generation. The only problem is there might not be a country left to govern for much longer, in the conventional financial sense. Wouldn’t be in the least surprised to see the entire financial system collapse quite soon. Hey ho, we might find that doesn’t make much difference really. We’ll try some new kind of ground-up bartering.

    Meanwhile, Labour is going to implode. Should be the best spectator sport going.

  918. 918
    arthur says:


  919. 919
    Porky Pickles and his Bumbling Buffoonery says:

    I was in charge of the Election campaign
    Now I am in the room for negotiations.

    What could possibly go wrong ?

  920. 920
    arthur says:

    pr will keep the tribal thugs in line

  921. 921
    Porky Pickles and his Bumbling Buffoonery says:


  922. 922
    Pamplemousse says:

    You know, I actually think GB actually meant it when talking earlier on about giving time to the LibDems to make up their minds etc.
    Seemed quite gracious imo. DH strongly disagrees and says he flipping well had to sound like that. Yes I’m sure he did, but I honestly think GB really believes it all. I think it will all be a merciful release for GB tbh….

  923. 923
    Fuck Scotland says:

    I don’t care how its cobbled together as long as

    -Brown is gone
    -The bloody stupid Taffs and Scots bastards have no say over England

    I want England run by the English – the Scots and Taffs have their own Parliaments

    The same spending per head of population should be the same all over the UK – why should the jocks be robbing the English taxpayer?

  924. 924
    arthur says:

    democracy eh,

  925. 925
    A Firm Pair Of Election Breasts says:

    Both Maguire and Whelan seem to be a bit quiet.

  926. 926
    Mp.I can rob now with impunity as the Brits are stupid says:

    Er the election was yesterday your too late

  927. 927
    dave needs clegg more than clegg needs dave says:

    without a deal a minority government can be felled at any time of the other parties choosing
    which would be when they get unpopular with the public for all the cuts and tax rises

    john major spoke out today in favour of a deal for a reason
    he knows how disasterous trying to pass legislation without the votes is
    it’s also recipe for backbench plotters to stick the knife into dave too

  928. 928
    Damp Rag Dave says:

    Yes. It looks bad but we were never in a position to keep any promises. My House Captain taught me to bend over and take it like a man and to then keep it to myself and to tell my nearest and dearest that my farts make a whoooshing sound because I accidentally reversed onto my middle stump whilst we were 94-4 and went on to lose the match.
    We renayed on the Europe thingy because we were scared that they (Europe) would suddenly get into cricket and discover the damage that the middle stump can do to one’s arsehole.

  929. 929
    Busted Nokia says:

    incredible interesting – it is what Lord Pearson wanted if I recall correctly..

  930. 930
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    This is a song that Brown sings to his children !

  931. 931
    fuck off back to gooberland idiot says:

    everyone else thought he got those election results through mystic meg
    you stupid fucking twat

  932. 932
    PM says:


  933. 933
    Gordon Brown says:

    I usurped a democratically elected leader via a coup and took over the job of PM without a single relevant vote being cast.

    I stayed in the job for 2 years and continued with my plan of destroying the economy.

    I then lost the subsequent general election.

    But I’m still here, sitting in number 10, despite the fact that my party got less votes and less seats than another party.

    If this was America, there would be army tanks on the whitehouse lawn by now.

    You fucking spineless mugs.

  934. 934
    PM says:

    Er, I’m the new PM dipshit.

  935. 935
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    Apparently lots of grown-ups who are deemed sufficiently intelligent to lead independent lives have voted for labour.
    It really is a fine line twixt sanity and madness

  936. 936
    Ewanme says:

    LMAO darlin !!!

    Makes sense , I spose :-(

    E x .

  937. 937
    grobdj says:

    Been out to a dinner party where the election was not even mentioned, so underwhelmed is the country by this result

    Nevertheless, I have to hand it to TaT, who predicted a hung parliament at least a year before the BBC hopped on the wagon last week.

    There have always been conservatives who are not greedy, and have had to wait patiently for time of the m*erchant b*nkers to pass

    Hopefully Cameron and Clegg will be awake to the fact that the markets have become the sheep and they are now the herders.

    Above all, let’s remember m*erchant b*nkers merely trade in debt, they make no repayments

  938. 938

  939. 939
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Look if clegg does not do a deal with cameron
    then he will have to deal with the low life scum of the lie-bore party
    which means 5 more years of brown
    the people of this country absolutly fucking hate brown
    so clegg will then be responsable for every disaster that befalls this country
    so the next time there is an election
    brown will; never get in again for the by then £38,000,000,000,000 debt and clegg will render the glib-dumbs unelectable because he will be soley resposable for keeping him there ! talk about killing two birds with one stone etc
    look forward to a one party state !

  940. 940
    AC1 says:

    It’s even worse in Canada than the NHS (because private is banned), which is why the Americans treat 100,000 Canadians a year fleeing there treatment rationing system

  941. 941
    dave needs clegg more than clegg needs dave says:

    clegg won’t go anywhere near brown
    the only possible way labour could even sell a deal is with someone other than brown

    and why would he need to form a coalition with them anyway?
    wait a year or two and a new election is called as a minority gov is a rolling disaster in waiting

  942. 942
    Hung Parliament says:

    Fuck off TaT.

    Plenty of people predicted it.

    Some even kept doing so here despite the torytroll abuse and didn’t piss off and hide like you did.

  943. 943
  944. 944
    Ewanme says:

    Oh , hiya , Mr. Brown hun xxxxx .

    So how long is yer tax-payer funded protection gonna last after you is consigned to the political dustbin , darlin ???

    10 years ??? 25 years ???? 40 years ??

    No worries , petal . I is only 28 soooo , I will hunt ya down , buy you a drink , flatter you , nick your wallet an then …………..

    ………… tell you why ya woz the WORST thin wot ever happened to my country , Gordy x .

    Seriously . I know you reads this shit . WTF is the point of you , now ???

    You got where ya wanted to be an you fucked up .

    An you fucked millions of people over in ur quest to be somethin other that a useless Jock .

    Hope you is proud of your “achievements” .

    I is nearly half Scottish an I think you is a DISGRACE to that country .

    Love E x .

  945. 945
    I used to believe in democracy before I lost says:

    It was my election you OIKS! MY ELECTION!!!

  946. 946
    Ewanme says:

    Who TF is tat ???

    E x .

  947. 947
    Dedicated to The Prime Mentalist 2007 -2010 says:

  948. 948
    VICTORY IS MINE! Hung Parliament all round!! Hahahahahaha!! says:

  949. 949
    Busted Nokia says:

    ever fearful of the curse of Jonah..

  950. 950
    Laybore voter says:

    They make us feel wanted. Plus, a cheque lands on the carpet every fortnight. It’s like winning the lottery all the time but on a smaller scale. I, personally, used some of the money to get a mermaid tattooed on my lower back.

  951. 951
    Doctor Mick says:

    Brown has just suggested, “Best out of three!”

  952. 952
    Goodbye Gordon Broon says:

  953. 953
    is anybody is there IT'S THE PLACE TO BE ! says:

    goodbyee! goodbyee! wipe a tear Gordon dear from your one eyee
    though its hard to part i know ,
    i’ll be tickled to death, to see you go

  954. 954
    Kevin Richmond says:

    Has Cameron not promised some of those things since his time as Tory Leader?
    I recall many speeches by him where he has referred critically to Labour’s bossy, nanny and authoritarian state. He recently mentioned a “bonfire of Labour laws”.

    Also, we have a situation in Britain where the weight of public opinion is somewhat left of centre and his party has had to adjust over the decades to avoid being marginalised at election time. Labour always offer ever more largesse from the Treasury. How can the Tories offer to take it away and still get elected?

    Not a happy situation but…..

  955. 955
    Goodbye Gordon Broon, it's been so much fun, we will all miss you says:

  956. 956
    hang you fucker's says:

    We are compiling the full list of seats where the Conservative failure to gain a victory could be considered attributable to the “UKIP effect”. This we take to be seats where either the UKIP vote, or the UKIP/BNP vote combined, exceeds the majority of the Labour or Lib-Dim winner. The list starts here:

    1. Birmingham Edgbaston: Lab 16,894, Con 15,620 – majority 1,274. BNP 1,196 and UKIP 732 (total 1,928).

    2. Bolton West: Lab 18,327, Con 18,235 – majority 1,901. UKIP 1,901.

    3. Derby North: Lab 14,896, Con 14,283 – majority 613. UKIP 829 and BNP 2,000 (total 2,829).

    4. Derbyshire North East: Lab 17,948, Con 15,503 – majority 2,445. UKIP 2,636.

    5. Dorset Mid & Poole North: Lib-Dims 21,100, Con 20,831 – majority 269. UKIP 2,109.

    6. Dudley North: Lab 14,923, Con 14,274 – majority 649. UKIP 3,267 and BNP 1,899 (total 5,166).

    7. Gedling: Lab 19821, Con 17,962 – majority 1,859. UKIP 1,459 and BNP 1,598 (total 3,057).

    8. Great Grimsby: Lab 10,777, Con 10, 063 – majority 714. UKIP 2,043 and BNP 1,517 (total 3,560).

    9. Halifax: Lab 16,278, Con 14,806 – majority 1,472. BNP 2,760 and UKIP 654 (total 3,414).

    10. Hampstead & Kilburn: Lab 17,332, Con 17, 290 – majority 42. UKIP 408 and BNP 328 (total 736).

    11. Hyndburn: Lab 17,531, Con 14,441 – majority 3,090. UKIP 1,481 and BNP 2,137 (3,618).

    12. Middlesborough South & Cleveland East: Lab 18,138, Con 16,461 – majority 1,677. UKIP 1,881 and BNP 1,576 (total 3,457).

    13. Morley and Outwood: Lab 18,365, Con 17,264 – majority 1,101. UKIP 1,506 and BNP 3,535 (total 5,041).

    14. Newcastle-under-Lyme: Lab 16,393, Con 14,841 – majority 1,551. UKIP 3,491.

    15. Nottingham South: Lab 15,209, Con 13,437 – majority 1,772. BNP 1,140 and UKIP 967 (total 2,107).

    16. Penistone & Stocksbridge: Lab: 17,565m Con 14,516 – majority 3,049. UKIP 1,936 and BNP 2,207 (total 4,143).

    17. Plymouth Moor View: Lab 15,433, Con 13,845 – majority 1,588. UKIP 3,188 and BNP 1,438 (total 4,626).

    18. St Austell & Newquay: Lib-Dim 20,189, Con 18,877 – majority 1,312. UKIP 1,757 and BNP 1,022 (total 2,779)

    19. St Ives: Lib-Dims 19,619, Con 17,900 – majority 1,719. UKIP 2,560.

    20. SHunthorpe: Lab 14,640, Con 12,091 – majority 2,549. UKIP 1,686 and BNP 1,447 (total 3,183).

    21. Solihull: Lib-Dim 23,635, Con 23,460 – majority 175. UKIP 1,200 and BNP 1624 (total 2,824).

    22. Somerton & Frome: Lib-Dims 28,793, Con 26,976 – majority 1,817. UKIP 1,932 and Leave-the-EU Alliance 236 (total 2,168).

    23. Southampton Itchen: Lab 16,326, Con 16,134 – majority 192. UKIP 1,928.

    24. Sutton & Cheam: Lib-Dims 22,156, Con 20,548 – majority 1,608. BNP 1,014 and UKIP 950 (total 1,964).

    25. Telford: Lab 15,977, Con 14,996 – majority 981. UKIP 2,428 and BNP 1,513 (3,941).

    26. Walsall North: Lab 13,385, Con 12,395 – majority 990. BNP 2,930 and UKIP 1,737 (4,667).

    27. Walsall South: Lab 16,211, Con 14,456 – majority 1,755. UKIP 3,449.

    28. Wells: Lib-Dims 24,560, Con 23,760 – majority 800. UKIP 1,711 and BNP 1,004 (total 2,815).

    29. Wirral South: Lab 16,276, Con 15,745 – majority 531. UKIP 1,274.

    30. Wolverhampton North East: Lab 14,448, Con 11,964 – majority 2,484. UKIP 1,138 and BNP 2,296 (total 3,434).

    I’ll complete the analysis later today.

  957. 957
    Bernard Manning says:


    I’m dead.

    Boom! Boom!

  958. 958
    Rooney for PM says:

    all ours hopes now lie with Capello

  959. 959
    beebs coverage was crap says:

    Use it to buy a personality

  960. 960
    Gobshite says:

    Man has a point.

    Hardcore Labour retards aside, what went wrong?

    I blame dodgy boundaries for much of it.

    And postal vote shopping by the Muslim Labour block.

    No fecker should be allowed a postal vote unless they are on Disability!

    I’d love to see a breakdown of postal votes by each party, especially in those kind of seats.

  961. 961
    English Viking says:

    Call me Dave is not a Conservative, that’s the problem.

  962. 962
    Gobshite says:

    Go to a Lib conference.

    Everyone has sandals and beards.

    Including the women.

  963. 963
    From the office of The Prime Mincer says:

    what did I keep telling you….what a wonderful result for NewLabour…we did it 5 more years in the bag….well done Gordon…we love you. Thanks everyone for your incredible support and for increasing our share of the vote and seats…what a terrific mandate for us to take the country forward with.

  964. 964
    Gordon Brown raped my granny says:

    The bastard.

  965. 965
    Anonymous says:

    That would be true if it wasn’t for state sponsored money laundering. Since 2005 Labour have been giving millions of taxpayers £ to the unions in grants who then give it back to the Labour party in donations. I think it’s called the union modernisation fund.

  966. 966
    Zippy says:

    suggest cable would be best re-organising care for the elderly..perfect synergy

  967. 967
    Bring it on! says:

    Watch out for these c*nts gaining ground, especially under a PR system like we’ve got here in New Zealand. Before you know it they’ve abandoned whale hunting and GM crops etc to leap full time into advocating Marxist Social Engineering goals along with their ‘sister’ in crime, the commie cock-suckers, poofs and dykes party.

  968. 968

    […] The outgoing Labour government has shown its statist, big government credentials by flagrant subsidising with taxpayers’ money of the the profits of the private companies running the public services. Where this all leads is the …. The chief spoiler , with a long history of getting in the way, seems intent to bide his time all for our benefit of course and let the country sink further into debt and further into the directionless mire he is so good at navigating. …More […]

  969. 969
    Awwww... dont' cry windowlickers, don't cry :`( Remember, we're all laughing at you not with you says:

    You’re so shit you couldn’t even get a majority against a mong like Brown!


  970. 970
    Awwww... dont' cry windowlickers, don't cry :`( Remember, we're all laughing at you not with you says:

    You’re so shit you couldn’t even get a majority against a mong like Brown.


  971. 971
    MAD FRANKIE WAZZOCK druggie and ODD says:

    The bookies are gonna clean up on the hung parliament punters. They’re loving it.

    Cameron gets home with overall majority of between 4 and 11 seats


  972. 972
    MAD FRANKIE WAZZOCK druggie and ODD says:

    go stalk your retard boyfriend TaT on facebook since you want to rim the fuckwit so much
    you druggie nutjob

  973. 973
    Dave's so shit he couldn't even win a majority against a twat like Brown says:

    Dave is going to win a MAJORITY!!!

    It won’t be a Hung Parliament!!!


    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

  974. 974
    sipping Chardonny says:

    Biggest gains in 80 years, higher percentage of the vote than Blair in 2005 who had a sixty odd seat majority. Take out blatant postal fraud with bullshit seat boundrys and it would of been a landslide. liebour and the limp dims together cant form a majority plus we have the money to fight another election soon, no other party can. You must be some thick as fuck student studying wanking, or Ed Balls.

  975. 975
    Dave's so shit he couldn't even win a majority against a twat like Brown says:

    where’s your majority Dave ?


  976. 976
    sipping bleach and slipping into a coma says:

    it was a tory landslide!!!!

  977. 977
    jm says:

    People not getting to vote was caused by Labour supporting students showing up without voting cards, intending to cause havoc and stop others from voting. Plus it’s kept the more important issue of mass fraud concerning postal votes out of the news. Labour should be dragged before the courts for the corruption that has taken place.

  978. 978

    […] Democrats hate the Tories and Conservatives hate Liberal Democrats. It is tribal.They just spent the last few years fighting each other. They hate each other more […]

  979. 979
    Dodgy Dave says:

    Morning. So, the sheeple have voted for a corparative/communist state. Anyone but Labour, but we get more of the same.

    There’s a sovereign debt crisis sweeping through at least 20 countries, from California to Japan (via London). This is a deliberate policy to ensure the NWO first collapse western economies, then introduce a world currency and finally a world government.

    Wake up all Lib Lab Con voters. You’ll be made much poorer through inflation and loss of civil rights.

    Tally ho!

  980. 980
    Gladys Pew says:

    Nah he’s a tiny c’unt.

  981. 981
    Cassandra King says:

    Common purpose could not have hoped for a better result than this, its almost as if they planned this rigged election to get this exact result.
    A simple deal with UKIP in exchange for an EU referendum would have given the tories a good majority and yet the tories turned the deal down and it cost them the election as they knew it would, what party sets out to lose an election and what kind of party stands by silent as millions of fake postal votes are cast for their political enemy?
    The tories could challenge the ballot rigging in at least 30 seats and have the results overturned yet they do nothing and they could have had another 30 by doing a simple deal with UKIP and they turned that down too.
    The electoral commission is led by retarded morons barely capable of standing upright, the only qualification for this vital organisation seems to be an empty head. Common purpose stitched this result up down to the last seat and there are hundreds of thousands of ballot papers in a landfill somewhere to prove it.
    Elections from now on will mean nothing because the result will be decided before the ballot takes place, welcome to the EUSSR.

  982. 982
    paranoid cretins says:

  983. 983
    Doctor Mick says:

    Typical modern Labour elitist then.

  984. 984
    Doctor Mick says:

    Fraser Nelson? Sounds like a mud wrestling hold.

  985. 985
    Down With Brown! says:

    BBC wastes thousands on inane luvie election boat party. Once we had serious academics and commentators giving us election analysis. This year the BBC gave us drunken celebrities.

  986. 986
    Doctor Mick says:

    There’d be the votes if the next speaker were a Liberal.

  987. 987
    Anonymous says:

    The “union” keeps lumbering England with the likes of Brown. Time for complete independence for each part of the union? The Welsh and Scots can then keep voting for socialists to their hearts content.

  988. 988
    Doctor Mick says:

    This nonsense presumes that everybody who did vote Conservative are against Europe. And that’s bollocks.

  989. 989
    50 Calibre says:

    One day the English will wake up to the reality that they haven’t got a parliament.

    Indeed, England is one of the very few countries on the planet that doesn’t have its own parliament. Bizarre in the extreme, but never mind. Deals will no doubt soon be done with the Islamic world, Poland, the West Indies, etc., etc., so that they too can have a say in how the English are governed because it’s clear they don’t want to govern themselves…

  990. 990
    Confusion reigns says:

    This is the price the English pay for not having their own parliament. It’s the way England works these days. They just give away huge chunks of their country, their culture, their way of life to any fucking foreigner that turns up and all in the name of multi-culturalism and political correctness and all that shit.

    If only Hitler had really understood what a soppy lot the English are, he could have taken over without a shot being fired.

    RIP England, practically the only country on the planet without its own parliament.

  991. 991
    Where did it all go wrong ? says:

    I predict that talks between Clegg and Cameron will probably come to nothing and will stumble on the question of electoral reform.In any event Clegg cannot carry his party on a deal with the Conservatives as the majority of his party would prefer a Lib/Lab pact and Brown’s offer of a referendum on electoral reform(although they mayfind that Labour’s promises are not all they seem).Clegg will feel that he has honourably discharged his promises to consult with the largest party and the one with the largest share of votes and seats but will say that the Conservatives were not prepared to put the national interest above party politics(a case of the pot calling the kettle black ?)and say that he cannot agree a deal.He will then approach Brown and with the support this time of his party go into a pact with Labour,who with the support of SNP,and nationalists will have enough to govern.So on Monday Brown will be once again be on the steps of No10 this time saying that he has secured a stable government as is his duty and that he will now get down to solving the defict.Meanwhile the Tories fulminate and the right wing press goes ballistic denigrating Clegg and the LibDems for treachery.

    There will be another election by November but in the meantime there will be a vast swathe of the country who voted for Conservatives who feel that they have been robbed of a change of government and Clegg’s integrity will have been destroyed but the majority of the LibDems will think that it’s a price worth paying to get electoral reform into law but once again may find they’ve been sold a bum Jenkins’ steer

  992. 992
    50 Calibre says:

    Well, there’s not a lot they can say really, given their hero’s, spelt p a y m a s t e r, performance, but they’ll think of something. They both like the sound of their own voices a bit too much.

  993. 993
    50 Calibre says:

    Maguire’s on BBC News. “Gordon’s blown it” quoth he.

  994. 994
    50 Calibre says:

    It’s about time England had its own parliament…

    Nah, it’ll never happen. No bottle…

  995. 995
    50 Calibre says:

    There will never be an English Parliament because the English like being governed by anyone and everyone so long as it’s not the English.

    No bottle, no bottle at all. If Hitler had realised what a daft lot the English really are he could have taken over without a shot being fired. Think of the money he would have saved and the English would have been ecstatic with the outcome. They don’t want to govern themselves…

  996. 996
    Casual Observer says:


  997. 997
    Pisdof of Pimlico says:

    Why doesn’t Dave simply tell them all to bugger off, announce that he is going it alone, get QE2 to ask him to form a govt – and then go straight back and ask her to dissolve parliament and do it all again properly in 4 weeks time? Next time the Huntts who voted for UPIK (sic) might jhust conceivably vote properly in the interests of the country instead of their idiot selfish unwinnable aims.

  998. 998
    Conservokrats? says:

    Talk about change coalition!
    How about change this thread?

  999. 999
    Bradshaw's Ringpiece Is As Floppy As His Fucking Fringe says:

    “A progressive majority” says the floppy-haired arse bandit on Sky News. “The Tories have lost”.

    No they haven’t, you fucking despicable sanctimonious rimmer. There is no such fucking thing as a “progressive majority” as well you fucking know. Most working-class Liebore voters would opt for a “send the buggers back” policy if it was offered, along with the return of capital punsishment. Labour lost, the Lib Dem surge failed to happen and the Tories won the most seats. If you do a dodgy deal and try to rush through emergency legislation allowing PR, England will never forgive or forget either you or the the public school tosspot Clegg. You’re on dangerous ground you fucking queer bastard.

    Bradshaw, if you’re reading this (which I doubt)- notice my language, c*nt? That’s right- hateful, spiteful stuff, isn’t it? I don’t hate or despise homosexuals but I fucking love winding up the sort of Righteous tosspot who objects to non-PC invective and comes out with a cant phrase like “progressive majority”. Now fuck off and felch a rent boy you knobhead.

  1000. 1000
    Anonymous says:

    If you do not vote correctly in the EUSSR you have to vote again.

  1001. 1001
    RavingMad says:

    continuing his constitutional responsibilities, the Squatter of Downing Street receives a phone call:

    “Gordon, what are you doing?”
    “I’m doing my constitutionals Ma’am”
    “Right, I want you out of there by lunchtime today”
    “I can’t Ma’am”
    “I’ve superglued myself to the toilet Ma’am”
    “Yes, Ma’am……”
    “GORDON, I want you out of there by lunchtime today, UNDERSTAND..?”
    “Yes, Ma’am …. It wasnae me….”

  1002. 1002
    Doctor Mick says:

    For the referendum, first they’d need to agree the ground rules. Number one, will it be a first past the post referendum or a proportional referendum? That should take them four or five years to resolve.

  1003. 1003
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Yeah. So still, they all had their little piggy snouts in the trough and completely got away with it.

    If you thought last year’s troughing was bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

  1004. 1004
    albacore says:

    Goodnight Vienna.
    Close on the heels of all those indignant late-night frustrated voters comes this timely, helpful suggestion from the BBC:

    They’ll do it. You know they will.
    And that’ll make Thursday’s General Election the last one that wasn’t entirely a fairy story.

  1005. 1005
    lolol says:

    What planet are you on,UKIP is a legitimate party who’s aims people want to follow,so why just pick on them,how about Cameron’s New Conservative Socialist party start being real Conservative’s and follow the real Conservatives UKIP and vote properly for the sake of the country and get rid of that EU baggage and promise us the vote on the Lisbon treaty which is coming back to Parliament very soon to be voted on yet again,but has been kept quiet even on this blog.

  1006. 1006
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Please can Her Maj and the powers hat be arrange a humiliating ending for Brown.

    Carted off on a stretcher in a straitjacket into a waiting ambulance.

    Pretty please :)

  1007. 1007
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Perhaps those who voted UKIP feel strongly that we shouldn’t be in the EU?

    Personally, I think we should be in the EU, but I totally respect anyone who feels we shouldn’t and votes UKIP as a result. They are the only credible party who is anti-EU.

    In fact given what we are told about how unpopular the EU is, I’m amazed more people didn’t vote UKIP. Not sure whether that’s because most people are actually quite happy with the EU and those who aren’t just make a lot of noise, or whether all the eurosceptics are too stupid to realise that Labour and the Tories don’t have a divine right to govern and think it’s compulsory to vote for them. In a democracy, you vote for the party whose policies you like best.

  1008. 1008
    anonymous says:

    An idea in principle but I’m going to the states in 3 weeks and I’d prefer my pound to be worth more than a dollar.

  1009. 1009
    lolol says:

    Leave our Gordo alone he’s a fixture like the furniture in number 10,besides it started in America.

  1010. 1010
    Martin Day says:


    CCHQ has sacked Andy Coulson and Steve Hilton ,two of the biggest idiots ever to have set foot inside CCHQ

  1011. 1011
    titfer tatifilarious says:

    you’re so shit you can’t produce your own blog can you TaT?


    brouhahaha BROUHAHAHA!!

  1012. 1012
    clueless says:

    Their job’s done.

  1013. 1013
    Just stating the obvious says:

    Monday morning 8am…….. the BBC reports that the Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be naming his Cabinet this morning which will include Cabinet positions for Nick Clegg and Vince Cable who is to have a senior position in the Treasury.

    The BBC hails this as a triumph for the people’s will and that Gordon Brown is the only one who can bring stability to the markets and that the election was cleary a vote for electoral change

  1014. 1014
    Lil Olmey says:

    I hear there’s a fleet of Rentokil vans on standby for a major job in Drowning Street.

  1015. 1015
    Fuck Scotland and Wales says:

    That’s it!! enough is enough- we English taxpayers need to stop paying the socialist’s bills in Wales and Scotland.

    Fuck Scotland and double Fuck Wales – England is now ‘Blue’ – we need our own Parliament and we need to stop Labour pouring cash into scotland and wales.

    We ‘get’ it! they hate us but want our cash – so now is the time to tell them, and Labour, to piss off for good.

  1016. 1016
    lolol says:

    Got no problem with the people of Europe,but the management is trying to be another Napo leaon or a Hi tler and conquer all area’s,if countries want to do this that’s up to them ,it’s an unaffordable club for Britain,besides we have the better club the Commonwealth,most of Commonwealth countries over the last few years are growing up to be giants in trading and that’s were we should be not tied up with stupid regulations,ie removing a power hungry light bulb for a poisonous one, taking notice of all the directives while the rest of the club watch us doing while they piss themselves laughing at us,all that regulation costs money and unless we trade with the real world then we are nothing and will be another Africa be it ever so small

  1017. 1017
    RavingMad says:

    unfortunately our unwritten and thoroughly made up as you go constitution, except for protection of the Queen, the plebs don’t matter, you see the Queen is Country, means that Dave has to go back to Gordon with his plans and only then can Gordon go to the Queen to offer his resignation. Gordon is pivotal because he can just refuse to resign and so on ad infinitum until the Queen, who deeming her situation vulnerable, can kill the bastard – maybe that’s the way to go just don’t tell Gordon

  1018. 1018
    anonymous says:

    Cameron has to do a deal now. The markets can’t stomach another election and where are the Tories going to get the votes from?

    After 13 years, Labour plays big in public sector constituencies – Cling onto nursey for fear of something worsey – is still a strong message.

    Very few people will have woken up this morning and wished they hadn’t voted Labour. Given some of those Tory majorities, some people might even wish they had!
    With the sheer size of those relying on the state, that was Labour’s core vote.

  1019. 1019
    Over the the land of make believe says:

    There now follows a Prime Ministerial Broadcast from the Prime Minister the Rt Hon Gordon Brown;….. My fellow Britons …It is my constitutional duty to create a stable,strong and principled government…I have therefore to-day spoken to the leaders of the Liberals,Scottish Nationalists,Plaid Cymru who have agreed to join me in government in the national interest.It is of course regrettable that the Tory party has chosen to put party political considerations ahead of the national interest and have declined to join the government but I and my fellow leaders intend to do whatever is necessary to bring stable government to the United Kingdom

  1020. 1020
    Miki says:

    Without Scotland’s votes Cameron would be a clear clear clear (get it? Clear!) winner.

    Those northerners have sucked on the teat of government largesse for so long, they would absolutely never respond to any kind of speech about self-determination & self-reliance. Of course they’ll continue to vote for Labour! Brown has created an entire class of dependants who are so completely beholden to the State, either because they actually work in the massively exapnded Publc sector or because they’re on benefits or some kind of handouts, that they would never have any incentive to vote out the hand that feeds them. So, the only way to getrid of this socialist disease is to cut ourselves off from Scotland. As you say, they totally hate our guts but just simply want our money. We don’t get to vote in their “national” issues, and yet they can cast a vote on things that affect people in Surrey or Kent?? WTF??
    What we need is a reverse “Braveheart” !

    Of course, to Brown I am probably now officially a bigoted man….Ha!

  1021. 1021
    bird with small brain says:

    The only certainty is that there will have to be another election within the next year. Apart from the cost that in itself is no big deal.

    The only ‘arrangement’ that will last in the short term is a Con / Lib-Dem one, designed only to deal with the financial crisis in the short term. It’s pie in the sky for the Lib-Dems to think that they will get PR out of this – they need to show statesmanship and recognise that the financial situation trumps everything else and agree to prop up the Cons on finance for say six months.

    In every constituency where the number of postal votes for the winning candidate exceeded the winning margin, the postal votes should be re-examined for fraud. The first bit of legislation should be to reduce the entitlement to postal voting. This should be supported by the Lib Dems because they may well have been defrauded as much as the Cons.

    I assume that it’s not possible to redraw constituency boundaries in the short term. One would just have to hope that there are sufficient numbers of voters who would recognise that it’s in their own interest to change their vote to Conservative in the second election, knowing the effect of their previous choice.

    If Conservatives get in with a thirty-seat majority in October 2010 or April/May 2011, then the present result will be seen in hindsight to have been the best for Britain.

    Oh well. At least on this site you can talk to yourself……..

  1022. 1022
    Maladroit Labour Chump says:


    The Nation has sacked two-faced Gordon Brown, the most evil idiot ever to have set foot inside Drowning Street.

  1023. 1023
    Centre Parting says:

    Spot on!

    The only Welsh policies were holding out the begging bowl for free money – they have had far too much over the years and things have only got worse – Govt. subsidies to get industries to move there have failed.

    Electoral reform – if you have been on benefits for over a year you can’t vote – its so obvious that Gordon has created his own private army of dependants.

  1024. 1024
    lolol says:

    Would you say that pensioners recieving a state pension is a benefit and also can’t vote ?.

  1025. 1025
    Ean Craigie says:

    Hear hear I dont like it because I am one of those bigoted rigt wing EU hating low tax loving idiots that the one eyed and the HH hate so violently. Let us aim where we need to destroy the Labor party for a cpouple of generations and pull the center to where it needs to be. For that I will even shake Cleggs hand.

  1026. 1026
    anonymous says:

    That’s the answer. A Scottish Independence referendum, voted on across the UK. Interesting to see if Salmond agreed to it.

  1027. 1027
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Good. The whole f’ing thing would be blown out of the water by the upcoming economic tsunami. And who better to take the full force than the man who has destroyed UK plc.

    James Gordon Brown. A man who should be tried for treason.

  1028. 1028
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Just walked past Downing Street and saw a lorry unloading tons of Baked beans into number 10.

  1029. 1029
    Anonymous says:

    F*ck the 45 or so Jock MP’s off to Jockoland where, strangely, they have their OWN parliament and CMD has his majority.


    Vote for me !

    ps I am not that pompous arse, not registered to vote, but wanted your vote, Old Holborn.

  1030. 1030
    The Dirty Rat says:

    The Nation has sacked the New Labour party. They will be consigned to history when the public finance has been made public.

  1031. 1031
    Cheer up you miserable bastards. It's not like Dave threw away a 28 point lead is it ? ROFL!! says:

  1032. 1032
    Geordie Scoot says:

    Scotland did not build the Panama canal but instead poured its meagre resources into trying to colonise the mosquito-infested swamp that is the Darien Gap. That enterprise seems to have many modern equivalents.

  1033. 1033
    fox u says:

    Where’s yours dick?

  1034. 1034
    Electorate told to try again and get it right this time says:

    The Tories have already announced that the next general Election will be held on 14 October if they become the government

  1035. 1035
    Ahm no' resignin.....Brown says:

    Try getting him out though…Brown issues challenge to Cameron….”C’mon try it Posh Boy if you think you’re tough enough!”

  1036. 1036
    Yay, I've won! Whoops says:

    The scale of the debt is such, that everyone will be painfully aware, that their pockets are not only being picked, but bled dry in order to just pay off the interest alone.
    Add in all the planned green taxes, direct EU taxes, rapidly rising energy costs, inevitable inflation, curbs on income and spending, rising unemployment, et voila, massive social unrest.
    Dave wants to be associated with the coming tsunami of individual asset stripping to pay for Browns fantasy revival and the inevitable blow back that will come with it?
    If the answer is yes, then clearly he is a puppet, working for others off screen, or he is as dim as some have said here and elsewhere.
    Now is the time to be a strong opposition, against a weak, divided and increasingly, deeply unpopular coalition government.
    The big win comes within the next 18 months, not now.

  1037. 1037
    Jackass Straw says:

    Indeed, England is one of the very few countries on the planet that doesn’t have its own parliament.

    That’s because we hate you English. Why do you think we flooded England, not Scotland, not Wales, with millions of third world immigrants? We want you gone.

  1038. 1038
    Yay, I've won! Whoops says:

    Bonfire of Labour laws? Rather like Browns own promise of a bonfire of the Quango’s, which never materialised. Dave knows as I am sure you do, most of those “Labour laws” are in fact EU laws, that he can’t touch. Well not without thinking of leaving the EU anytime soon and we both know Cameron’s position on that. Ditto Quangoshire, ditto Regional Development Agencies, ditto much of what has taken place over the last thirteen awful years. Dave want’s change? I wonder just what he can actually change, so long as he is wedded to the leviathon, that controls almost everything in this country.

  1039. 1039
    Lord of the Flies says:

    On Sky News at the moment Ian Dale having to debate with a stupid immature Jouro from the Gaurdian who is way out her depth but indicative of our Lord of the Flies Society which forms a large part of Labours Power Base. “Never mind the facts just give us the agreed line”

  1040. 1040
    He might kick fuck out of me but I love him says:

    I am a Scottish voter and it is clear to me that despite all types of shennanigans and corruption at the heart of the Labour party up here, the central belt has battered wife syndrome when it comes to the Labour Party.

  1041. 1041
    Call this democracy says:

    With regards my prediction on a majority I admit I forgot to take into account just how rigged the constituencies now are . I never realised that “ONLY” securing more than 2 million more votes would not be enough thanks to they ways things now appear to be.
    Meanwhile that bastard still squats in number ten like a cancer.

  1042. 1042
    Anonymous says:

    You know I never realised just how beautiful you really were that tattoo makes all the difference.

  1043. 1043
    God save us. says:

    Hey wake up.
    The Tory high command and Cameron himself are all committed Unionists.
    Blame them.
    Alex Salmon is quite honest and right.
    The English should get off their knees and backsides and demand an English parlliament.

  1044. 1044
    trev says:

    The English Democrats [108 candidates] are trying to get people to fight for England and get the socialist leeches off the back of productive English workers.
    Why the English have allowed themselves to be sucked into this ‘UK’ web of deceit beats me- totally.

    We need PR as well…

  1045. 1045
    Clunking FRISP says:

    Cameron went back on a manifesto commitment, lets be fair if he can’t outwit Brown after the cluster fuck he made of the economy, he probably does not deserve the position.
    They said that the tories were easing of Brown at PMQs because they wanted him as leader, well the parrot was no good in a debate. Bring back David Davis

  1046. 1046
    Gordoom cooks the books says:

    CMD should stand aside let the libs and liebour fuck up for a year as who the fuck could work with brown mandy balls harmen cooper whelan mcbride hain the list goes on then after a total collapse of the economy new election job done

  1047. 1047
    Keith Joseph's preserved pulsing head says:

    When there was the huge great reform of extending the franchise to all (men) in the 19th century it was opposed by the Tory party-fearing it would mean no chance of a Tory admin ever again.

    Disraeli didn’t fear it and took the new order and moulded a new political force of conservativism that has never gone away.

    The conservative party has to remember this and not shy away from a change that COULD rid this country of the Labour party

  1048. 1048

    […] As a result the stench of hypocrisy wafts ever stronger across the country.  On his blog, Guido argues the Conservatives are right to suck up to the Lib Dems in the hope of realigning politics: Now is […]

  1049. 1049
    Gladys Pew says:

    BNP voters are disaffected Lobaourites you wally. You can add the UKIP vote to the Tories though. BNP are a ‘socialist’ party, not a right wing party.

  1050. 1050
    50 Calibre says:

    You’ve got it in one. Unfortunately you are in a minority in your realisation that England is one of the few countries on the planet that doesn’t have its own parliament. You are in an even smaller minority if you want to do something about it.

    England doesn’t really want to govern itself. The English prefer someone else to do the dirty business of governing the country. If Hitler had realised tis he could have taken the country over without a shot being fired. Indeed, half the English wouldn’t have even noticed. That’s why any bugger can turn up in England and do what they like from dossing on the sausage roll to running the country whilst the English do bugger all about it…

  1051. 1051
    i says:

    Would Gordon Brown ever have become First Minister in Scotland?

    They might be a bunch of shits up there, but they’re not daft!

  1052. 1052
    50 Calibre says:

    That’ll be the day!

  1053. 1053
    Henry's Afterthought says:

    985 – Cassandra. In my opinion the determination to ignore the possibility of a deal with UKIP – which would likely have prompted significant numbers of BNP voters to switch to the tories too – was a give away to the existence of an alternative agenda. The decision to ignore the theft of seats by ballot rigging suggests too that the result is not seen as a problem. You’re right, these guys don’t seem to be working either for us or their party.

  1054. 1054
    Gladys Pew says:

    Here here. Totally agree, Scotland needs to go completely, they skew our political system completely. they can take their oil and fuck right off IMHO.

  1055. 1055

    […] are still of the view that this election is another step towards the eradication of Labour.  Guido thinks that Tory-LibDem arrangements are “an historic opportunity to realign politics along a […]

  1056. 1056
    Cucumber says:

    You’re right: it exists for your crappy party’s benefit. Ner-ner-ner-ner ner-na (and no backsies).

  1057. 1057
    Simon says:

    With all the bluster here I don’t understand what the Labour Party have to gain from offering PR. It only serves to save Gordon Brown as Prime Minister. Under the current system they only need 36% for a healthy majority the Conservatives need 40% and seats in Scotland they will never get. They avoided the melt down they feared. Far better for Balls, Harman, Miliband etc to go into opposition hold a leadership contest and then win the next election after the Con Lib pact becomes unpopular after the tough decisions it has to make. They can rely on the Unions to ensure any spending cuts are as disrupted as possible.

    If they yield to PR they will like the Conservatives be left dependent on the LD for power for ever.

  1058. 1058
    Simon says:

    A European bill that would be an interesting one for a Con LD pact to digest.

    I just can’t see how Cameron can keep this allegence together without the help on Blairite Labour MP’s

    Major couldn’t and he had a small majority.

  1059. 1059

    […] der 80er Jahre. Die SNP wird erstmal nicht an Ihre Erfolge anknuepfen koennen. Ob dieLibDems Labour als zweite politische Kraft abloesen koennen, ist offen.  Labour hingegen wird sich erstmal mit der Leadership Frage auseinandersetzen muessen […]

  1060. 1060
    G says:

    Um, no, I am suggesting that in the absence of higher organizing principles, unregulated private enterprise behaves in an evil, greedy and selfish fashion. The doctrine of Toryism is that left to its own devices, this aggregate of selfishness will magically self-regulate every area of society for the optimum possible benefit to all. Surely that idea is by now discredited. Yet even New Labour bought into it.

    Neither party can deliver ‘change’ as ideological debate is on the surface only. At least in the areas that matter.

    State power can mitigate the psychopathic banditry of corporations who follow a devil’s ideology of ‘chaos is order’, ‘greed is generosity’, ‘division is unity’.

    But in order to offer anything better, the state has to have a positive vision of human possibility. This is glaringly absent from mainstream British politics. All parties regard human beings as consumers and competitors and little else. But in reality, people are crying out for meaning and genuine social cohesion, not just tax-cuts and wealthier, more permissive lifestyles.

    Let private enterprise squabble over the things that don’t really matter – the essentials should be safeguarded by the state.

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