June 7th, 2010

Smith Institute No Longer a Charity

Touching to see that now Gordon has exited the stage his old slush fund / think-tank / charity is no more. Former Smith Institute boss Wilf Stevenson has at last got his peerage as a reward for being Brown’s long time toady. The charity which even provided a well paid berth for Balls when he first stood for election is now superfluous and has been wound up.

The name lives on as a limited company available as a think-tank-for-hire by big business; organising seminars for pharmaceutical lobbyists, government contractors, supermarket chains and other vested interests aiming to get their hands into taxpayers’ pockets. The glory days of hosting Al Gore meeting Chancellor Gordon a distant memory…


208 Comments

  1. 1
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Is that like a cab for hire? I can think of an ex-Royal more than willing to whore herself out for such noble Hoonwork.

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    • 8
      Lord Insidious says:

      You can be sure that the Sith Empire will strike back, somehow, somewhere. May the farce be with you.

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    • 39
      Anonymous says:

      But see what emerges from the think-tanks now:

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jun/07/demos-supermarkets-poverty-regeneration-pride

      Let’s give tax breaks to the companies that already report profits in the billions.

      Who is this Max Wind Up guy?
      Time for some research.

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      • 101
        Trashy bastards says:

        I was in Summerfield last night and I spotted some yellow stcikers on some items. They were price reductions due to the sell by date,one was a ginsters pasty which I like so I bought it for less than half price, On the way out I saw the rest of the items with the stickers being put into a trolly by one of the shelf stackers so I asked him what he was doing.He said throwing them away.I said i’ll have them and he said I could not they had to be dumped. What a shower of spiteful wasteful bastards

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        • 202
          Unsworth says:

          I agree. The amount of food wasted by supermarkets is colossal. Sell-by and eat-by dates are mostly complete bollox. There’s a Co-op local store close by our country residence in Gloucestershire. It’s open till 9.00 at night. I make a point of nipping in there and picking up the excellent breakfast croissants on my post-dinner trip to the pub. They’re marked down fantastically – 10p each, from 35p. Chuck them in the oven for three minutes in the morning – and enjoy.

          And if I don’t buy them? Well they’re dumped. I guess it’s a win-win in this coming Age of Frugality.

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        • 207
          That's News says:

          it’s probably a legal thing. If the food is waste it would have to be taken away by a licensed carrier. And the supermarket would be given a massive fine.

          After all, with councils using kids to try to buy fireworks, cigarettes, booze, knives, etc., why not have someone pose as a shopper and take away a load of waste food?

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  2. 2
    Chalky says:

    Wankers?

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  3. 3
    Peter Grimes says:

    About time the ‘charitable’ pretence was ended, although given the state of their finances, ‘not-for-profit’ seems about right.

    There are lots more to confess though! The IPPR has to be next on your hitlist, Guido, the daft, lying cluts are STILL saying that all this immigration has been good for us even though their former paymasters, us through ZaNuLieBor, have given up on that particular lie!

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  4. 4
    Blue Watch says:

    O/T
    Feck me, Kearney ripping Darling the old Liebour Chancellor a new arse on WaTO!

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    • 14
      Oh and by the way says:

      It’s about time these BBC wallers took the Hoons to task. Perhaps it is beginning to dawn on them that their cosy existence was compromised by the crap decisions they made.

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      • 27
        BBC are mongs says:

        I heard the news headlines at the end of the WatO. They quoted Dave Cam and then played a clip of Darling rubbishing it. Biased or what?

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      • 128
        Rip Van Winkle says:

        Cosy existence? Did Cameron make reference to cuts at Alja Beeba?

        Thought not. Dream on.

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    • 23
      Cassandrina says:

      Kearney will never change. She was soft on Darling and did the usual Naughty Toady Programme trick of appearing to want to interupt him, while allowing him to lie his way on and on and get his message across.
      It is unbelievable that this man can be questionned in such a soft manner when he is a party to national sabotage.
      Though he is not as bad as Balls, Prescott, Straw etc etc he should be pilloried and not praised as the bbc are doing.

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      • 31
        Anonymous says:

        He certainly didn’t sabotage his own financial situation by “flipping” his property 4 times in 3 years.

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      • 38
        JRand says:

        There are no exceptions, the entire Alibaba Gang of 40 Liebour Thieves and Bastards need to be forced before a Nuremberg-style Tribunal to answer for malfeasance in high office.

        There should be no pensions, no resettlements, no perks, no enoblements for any member of the defeated government, every man-jack of them is criminally complicit.

        Our great great great grandchildren will still be in debt in 3010

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        • 110
          Sir Cum Spect says:

          If your great great great grandchildren are still alive in 3010, they will have had a bloody long life – they will be over 900!

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        • 166
          BBC Govenor says:

          no 38
          I’m sorry old chum but there’s nobody left at Shepherds Bush, we’re all going to South Africa for the soccer don’t you know. I’m taking all my family and the taxpayers are paying for my luxury accomodation, travel and match tickets although I’m rather hoping to get some golf in …

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      • 105
        Special Branch says:

        We don’t watch out for him now

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      • 132
        Rip Van Winkle says:

        No, he’s worse.

        Darling KNEW what was happening. The other dross are probably so thick, they didn’t realise. Darling could have walked into Brown’s office and demanded, yes demanded, that HE ran the Treasury now and would run it HIS way. Failure to give him the reins would see his resignation on Brown’s desk the following morning.

        Darling could have put the economy on a half decent footing if he had any backbone whatsoever. Sadly, he too is a member of the mollusc family.

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  5. 5
    Backwoodsman says:

    The new govt might like to have a look back at the mechanisms used for getting the taxpayer to pay for some of those cozy little meetings held at No. 11, on behalf of the Sith. And indeed , if the ‘balls’ papers’ were entirely above board !
    If they could pin something on Stevenson, he’d be bound to implicate the other two.

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  6. 6
    Tesco Is Shite says:

    Slightly off topic, but good to hear Alistair “Charisma” Darling on The World At One reminding us that the entire financial crisis is Cameron’s fault and nothing whatever to do with him and the one-eyed Hunt and their financial insanity. Thanks, Darling, you pathetic wanker. (Doubt if he could manage self-abuse without a diagram – Ed).

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    • 10
      Limpdick O'Prick says:

      I’d like one of those diagrams please.

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    • 97
      Imnotcomingoutmyroomyoucantmakemebrown says:

      I agree with Nick it started in America because it was the right thing to do

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      • 171
        Nurse says:

        there, there Gordon …. we all know it’s been a difficult time for you and that your brain has seized up with the mounting pressure of office but , look, here it is, I’ve found your box of crayons

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    • 167
      Uranus, The Magician says:

      You mean diaphragm, surely?

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    • 173
      Badger is a twat says:

      Within 2 weeks of losing the election, Darling accused the Tories of “using the oldest trick in the book” by blaming their predecessors for the level of national debt. Because, obviously, it had nothing whatsoever with Labour’s reckless spending wonderful investment.

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  7. 7
    balls is a hoon says:

    Balls for Labour Leader I say. He is the ideal person on at least 4 counts.

    1. He’s a Hoon
    2. He is full of shit
    3. he is married to a hoon
    4. He is a fat Prescott sized hoon

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    • 49
      Anonymous says:

      Re point 2. He is not full of shit as it was all emptied on the Ordinary English Taxpayer as part of Nulabore policy.

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      • 174
        Rubin Philosopher says:

        exactly right but he’s about 50% full of shit, about half in my estimation. The other 50% is all woman.

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  8. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Where is Brown?

    Picture please.

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  9. 16
    cynic says:

    Surely now is the time for an inquyiry into whether or not it was ever a charity? If not, various offences may have been committed.

    By the way did Gordon leave that famous exercise book behind in No 10. We now owe so much the least he could do is hand in the sluxh fund to pay the interest bill for a few milliseconds

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  10. 18
    Gonk says:

    The putrid boil will never be completely
    lanced until the BBC is sorted.
    Even now Darling is talking complete bollocks
    on the cats whisker. Had to listen to about
    2 seconds of Campbell in the car this morning before I could
    turn off and even that nearly forced me of the road.

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  11. 20
    Mrs Duffy says:

    Why did not the Charity Commission expose it for the sham it was? Or is the Charity Commision another Labour supporting quango?

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    • 22
      Corrupt Charity says:

      cough the backhanders where to big to turn down cough

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    • 85

      Suzie Leather is head of the Charity Commission, and a friend of Sarah Brown, Gordo got her the job!!

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      • 88

        Prior to that she was head of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority – or should we call that the shop where Sarah bought her kids in liquid form??

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      • 121
        bergen says:

        It will take years to remove the placemen Nulab have embedded in the system to further their disgusting socialist creed if Cameron simply waits for their appointments to expire.He should immediately make all quangocrats reapply for their posts as a condition for continuing to receive public finance at a time of national bankruptcy.

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        • 156
          right fuhrer says:

          True.Eric is making a start but Cameron needs a a right fuhrer to go in and cut them out fast

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  12. 21
    Census Registered Jedi says:

    The Sith always number in two.

    Master & Apprentice until the Apprentice overthrows the Master and takes an Apprentice of their own.

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  13. 24
    Popeye says:

    Typical Labour corruption!
    I wonder why the charities commission or the police have not taken action for fraud?

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  14. 28
    Bankers says:

    Look chaps you don’t owe anyone anything. It was us the bankers who ripped everyone off.Then we got bailed out with your money. If you fall for that cuts talk your more stupid than we thought and will make us come back and rip you more next time.

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    • 99
      Gordon Brown says:

      Don’t forget to thank me for the FSA, boys. Remember I encouraged you all to let rip and let the house price bubble make you all very rich. I am still in Kirkaldy waiting for your call.

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  15. 30
    Gideon Bilderberger Osborne says:

    Bloody good work Guido, while you are wittering on about this I am attending the Bilderberg meeting in Spain and giving away the rest of the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
    If you keep doing diversionary propaganda for the Bilderbergers we might invite you next year.

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    • 45
      Macdonald's says:

      A bilderburger is served only to people in mucky boots, hard hat and scruffy, dusty clothes, and consists of:

      One giant size bap.
      Four rashers bacon, greasy.
      Two sausages, low meat content.
      Two fried eggs, runny yolks.
      Two thick slices black pudding.
      Quantity of mushrooms, fried.
      Thick slice cheese, processed.
      Tomato or Brown sauce to taste.

      Usually served with pint mug of tea, milky, eight sugars.

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  16. 32

    Balls is almost a conservative now isnt he? Knifing Brown and all these other Epiphanies he is having. Still a mad towt though. Hope he wins the leadership election.

    On being Posh

    Why doesnt the survey mention banking with Coutts (yes)
    owning an overseas property (yes)
    owning a flat in chelsea (yes)

    I had to mark no to most of that other shit that was for knobby pleb types

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  17. 34

    here we go again awaiting mod – why for fuck sake theres nothing in it you pricks

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  18. 35

    hahahahha

    i give up on this site and from now on will stick to my own and snipe at you twots from there

    out of order-order

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  19. 36
    Epictetus says:

    Do any readers know which politician this was?
    Criticised for being out of touch with ordinary people; not knowing how they lived or worked. He never met any ordinary people, never learnt how their lives worked, never even travelled by bus.
    Deciding to put this right on leaving the House of Commons one day he boarded the first bus to stop, saying to the driver “42 Cardigan Place please.”

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  20. 41
    Edward Balls MP(just) says:

    May I add my thanks to THe Sith Institute for paying me £89,000 for some rubbish I wrote and which they published. Took me a week, the report was cut and paste off google and remains unread. Gordon told me it was OK to defraud Sith because it was actually his money. The likes of Diageo were happy to stump after once I had arranged the 24 hours drinking thingie. Not half as corrupt as Blair taking Bernie’s£1m for tobacco ads in F1.

    You lot call us corrupt. I say SO WHAT

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  21. 42
    Whistleblower says:

    Guido Fawkes says if he could go back in time to the 1980s, he “would assassinate Thatcher

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    • 59
      Headmaster says:

      Ah, Damien, there you are. Now, I know it’s half term, but you know you’re not allowed to play with the computers in the classrooms, so just switch it off, there’s a good chap. Oh, and while I think of it, there’s a pool of dog-sick by the gates. Be a good chap and clear it up, will you?

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    • 153

      He was speaking of Mark

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  22. 46
    Give me 3 Trillion says:

    and I will be rich beyond my wildest fanasy’s

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  23. 47
    Give me 3 Trillion says:

    and I will be rich beyond my wildest fantasy’s

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  24. 53
    Religious folk make me laugh says:

    Jesus was a pimp
    Mary was his ho
    They spent all their earnings
    Getting high on blow

    Muhammad was a paedo
    6 year old Aisha gave him a thrill
    Anyone who has a problem with that
    Peaceful Muslims will happily kill

    Gordon Brown is a Hunt
    Sarah’s his beard
    Her two sons
    Call them Mummy and Mr Weird

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  25. 57

    Balls and Co are happy to spend our money if they get back in power – http://whogoeshome.co.uk/?p=1309

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  26. 58
    Religious folk make me laugh says:

    J-e-s-u-s was a pimp
    Mary was his ho
    They spent all their earnings
    Getting high on blow

    Muhammad was a p-aedo
    6 year old Aisha gave him a thrill
    Anyone who has a problem with that
    Peaceful Muslims will happily k-ill

    Gordon Brown is a Hunt
    Sarah’s his beard
    Her two sons
    Call them Mummy and Mr Weird

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    • 81
      jesus - shill for Satan says:

      \”Here endeth the first lesson. Let us proceed to vestry to bum some kids.\”

      By the way – it is really odd how the rancid depraved perverted old tramp, Archbishop of Canterbury (get a shave you filthy c-unt), refuses to comment on the Gaza blockade. When asked, the rent boys who work in his office always reply, \”no comment.\”

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  27. 72
    Independence Death says:

    very strange coincidence The 1,000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan was born on the Fourth of July

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    • 74
      The Court of Public Opinion says:

      You missed the word “pointlessly” out before “killed”.

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      • 80
        Beligerents says:

        Why is it pointless they invaded a nation to pipe oil and to steal it. solution is get out and you won’t be killed by the homies

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        • 108
          Laddie says:

          all that hassle, they needn’t have bothered, it’s coming a shore courtesy of BP

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    • 185
      Not exactly a million to one says:

      There was a 1 in 365 chance of that being the case.

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      • 201
        Dave Miscavige says:

        If you can name 23 dates which are important then there is a 50% chance he would have been born on one of those dates.

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  28. 73
    Alleged Posh Jock says:

    Labour charity – an oxymoron surely. They only do self interest – I live in Scotland or The (Labour Supporting) People’s Republic For The Preservation Of Former Commies Incomes, as it used to be known. It’s a shame that they have had to downsize their expectations to ripping off Local Councils rather than the nation as a whole as it has seriously reduced their opportunities for all kinds of corruption that used to be their birthright.

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  29. 76
    Independence Death says:

    Just happend.Well I never,give us the states then Guido.

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  30. 82
    In a gay orgy says:

    Help there is a pink ferret up my arse

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  31. 84
    i like gold says:

    i like gold

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    • 102
      Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

      I got rid of most of England’s Gold Bullion. Got euros in exchange. Smart move, eh ? All done around the time I was abolishing boom and bust and ensuring that we were best placed to ride out that global recession that started in America.

      I kept unemployment lower than Europe and USA, mind you I had to fiddle the figures and massage the data so most people were blissfully unaware.

      Then we ran out of money……

      Why do they keep saying the Emperor’s got no clothes ??

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  32. 86
    Just Curious says:

    AC1 go on tell us all how much are your shares in MOSANTO worth mate?

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  33. 88

    A man goes to the doctor and says ‘Doctor doctor, I have been having a sharp pain in my neck since I voted labour in May.”

    And the doctor says ..
    “There’s no money left..”

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  34. 90
    Oona King says:

    Give me attention! I need attention!

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  35. 91
    Harriet Hardperson says:

    I’ll be PM soon! Jack says so.

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  37. 102
    Martin Day says:

    Says it all about the Bullingdon Boy

    The pound has fallen 3.2 percent against the dollar since Cameron took office on May 11 and the FTSE 100 Index share index has lost 4.4 percent. The benchmark 10-year government-bond yield has declined 38 basis points. As of 2:25 p.m., the pound was up 0.3 percent at $1.4491, the 10-year gilt yield was down 2 basis points at 3.49 percent and the FTSE 100 was 0.8 percent weaker at 5087.32

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    • 188
      Earth to Martin, come in Martin says:

      I thought the FTSE was suffering because £32bn got wiped-off BP’s share price.

      Oh, wait, right.. I see what you’re saying! Cameron is really a politician by day, but at night he’s.. Evil AquaMan, swimming around the Gulf of Mexico, ripping up Transocean’s drilling platforms.

      What a bastard.

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    • 192
      Gonk says:

      Says it all about Gordy
      Decides to retire just when all the hard work he’s
      put in starts showing results. Bad luck

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  38. 106
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ll be back.

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  39. 116
    Head Lizard says:

    Bad ino Guido,it’s still here,hmm funds were 666

    http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/SHOWCHARITY/RegisterOfCharities/SearchMatchList.aspx

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  40. 136
    Taxfodder says:

    Smith Institute No Longer a Charity?

    It never was a charity, its a bit like saying MP’s honest and hard working…..

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  41. 141
    Basil Brush (shot ) says:

    Don’t kill me. It wasn’t me. It was the fox that ate the baby corpses,I was just cutting through,you have the wrong fox

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  42. 142
    AC1 LOVES GM CANCER FOODS says:

    AC1 TAKES IT UP THE BUM FROM MOSANTO

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  43. 143
    CIA - MOSSAD scum says:

    Notice how all the back-benchers in Labour are all retarded thieving filth from the unions or the public sector. None of them have every had a proper job or done anything decent in their disgusting lives. They just vote as the whips tell them and thieve much as they can. Labour back-benchers are moronic excrement with no chance of being in the government or shadow government.

    At the other end of the Labour sham party, there is Oxbridge kelptocrats pretending to be socialists. They are all CIA – MOSSAD scum who did a nice spell at Harvard, or some other US university, to train how to work for j-ew and US interests against the British people, once in power.

    Look at the evil Nazi c-unt, Balls. He went to Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar (aka – US poodle training).

    Look ate the evil Nazi j-ew, Miliband. He went to MIT to train to act for the j-ews against Britain.

    The Labour party is sham acting against the British people. It is totally controlled by Nazi j-ews and American scum.

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  44. 144
    streamfisher says:

    My work is done, and now look upon my works and despair (parting shot from GB and no money Byrne), and that reminds me, everybody keeps asking the same question… where is the fucker?, over the sea to sky I suspect ( he always was).

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  45. 145
    John McDonnell says:

    Derrick Bird should have a post-humous pardon.
    People have their reasons.

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  46. 149
    Von Rumpey says:

    There’s nothing else for it. I told Komrade Camerclegg today your going to have to devalue your pound like Wilson did.

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    • 170
      streamfisher says:

      Who’d a thought it Mr Rumpy Pumpy, the Euro is now seen as dodgier than Sterling, it being marginally the worst of the two European Turd currencies, I promise to pay! (chortle).

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    • 189
      leper says:

      when oh when are you going to visit us oh quite and boring one? we need your wisdom now more than ever before … please please cast yourself upon us

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  47. 164
    !! says:

    It’s all coming out now.the cops were following Bird all the way

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    • 178
      Head Lizard says:

      Does Cumbria have a chief constable? He seems to be hiding during all of this Bird thing.

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  48. 182
    Postcard from the Hamptons says:

    Don’t worry about me, having a wonderful time

    WISH YOU WERE HERE

    GORDON

    X

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    • 190
      PeaceNick says:

      nice

      you haven’t got Tony there with you by any chance? It’s just that there’s some shit going down and as ME envoy or should that be convoy ….???

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  49. 193
    Sarah Brown *tweet tweet* says:

    I’M SEXY SOOOOOOO SEXY

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  50. 205
    tat says:

    i wuv u daddy

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