June 28th, 2010

Hypocrisy of Diane Abbott Rolls On

Diane Abbott’s campaign has had a horrific week. She isn’t picking up much support and frankly every time she opens her mouth she shoots herself in the foot. It’s going to take her TV career, let alone backbench reputation a very long time to recover from her pasting by Andrew Neil on This Week last Thursday. Another week of the campaign begins with her saying something stupid…

She was straight out of the blocks today attacking IDS for his plans to allow people to move to areas where there are jobs available. Her criticism of the policy would be more credible if her parents hadn’t emigrated to the UK in the 1950s as part of a wave of economic migrants looking for work. Where would Diane Abbott be now if she her steel welder father hadn’t sought better career prospects somewhere new? Certainly not a contender for Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition.

UPDATE : Punters give her and Andy Burnham each an outside 3% chance of becoming Labour leader.


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    I hope she wins.

  2. 2
    Tom FD says:

    I’m sure her opponents consider her a useful lightning rod for negative Labour stories. Perhaps that’s why the elder Miliband nominated her all along…

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    she dosen’t have blood on her hands

  5. 5

    Put your science fiction hat on and think what sort of welfare state Diane Abbott would like to build if she got the chance.

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    Lescromps says:

    Brillo showed Ms Abbott for what she really is” an incompetent” the women cannot form any kind of argument she just bumbles along spouting total crap and looking at the ceiling.She is taking the piss and having a bloody good go at the cash handouts to boot.Hope she wins, the present Labour Party deserve this loon…

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    Denny says:

    Why? She didn’t resign as an MP or from the Labour party. She continued to campaign for them and continued to receive a salary to represent them. She stayed inside the tent and tutted – what is that worth? The tutting didn’t even harm her career prospects as she had none to begin with. I fail to see how she can be thought of as clean on what her Labour government did.

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    Nick Clegg says:

    From: Alex Horne (alex@theFA.com)
    Sent: 28 June 2010 18:24:59
    To: f.capello@hotmail.com

    Ryanair Travel Advisory for Confirmed Reservation HBPF43
    23 Passengers: Johannesburg – Luton

    Take that you useless Hunts !!!

    Alex Horne
    FA Chief Executive

  9. 9
    frigid mom says:

    Is it ‘cos I is a whitey?

  10. 10
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Wouldn’t like to be standing near that if it was struck by lightning.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Hear hear!

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    concrete pump says:

    No she dosent dose she.

  13. 13
    Uruguay referee says:

    3% Must put my shirt on Diane

  14. 14
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Next time she takes a dip couldn’t someone tip off the Norwegians or Japanese and do us all a fafvour?

  15. 15
    Elvis says:

    Yes- for F**ks sake cover her up- PLEASE!

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    Elvis says:

    Here is another one:

    These tokens make me puke. There were no whites playing for South Africa in the World Cup, so why should we have all these token bla-cks in Britain.

    Has anybody ever in the entire history of the universe ever come across a bla-ck that was not utter slimy shite?

    There you go.

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    concrete pump says:

    Science fiction hat, eh.

    What if i attach deely-boppers to my trilby?

  18. 18
    Diane Abbott says:

    Leave me alone, blud! Me goin home to drown me sorrows in a pot of rice an’ pea!

  19. 19
    Ms Abbott's bwoy says:

    If you diss me mum again, I’ll shank you.

  20. 20
    Senator Bloodn' Gore says:

    Young, gifted and black? Nope.
    Young, gifted and fat? Nope.
    Gifted and fat? Nope.
    Fat? Hmmm.
    Supersized? Yo, that’ll do it.

    In the interest of Political Correctness, one of our best imports into the UK along with McDonald’s, sensitivity has been shown.

  21. 21
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Gothic Horror fiction hat, more likely!

  22. 22
    Sir William Waad says:

    I have always had a high opinion of Lady Waad, though she does snore.

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    Not the real Mary Hinge says:

    The problem is, if it weren’t so pathetic, that this is one of the best that labour has to offer as a potential opposition leader. The labour party has nobody of any leadership potential, all the candidates are either weak, idiots or not from this planet. In one Mr Balls case, all three! The main problem is, as I see it is:- When one of these chipmunks (apologies to chipmunks as they tend to have more personality than the pretenders) gets elected there is a strong possibility that, due to all the unpopular measures being undertaken by the Conservative Coalition, the mindless masses vote a labour government back into power. This would result in the resurrection of the Mandelson tribe and it attaining power again, as non of these potential leaders have half a wit nor the presence to deal with them. So again the mainstream British Electorate will be made to suffer. (That’s if they (we) have not all fucked off on our bikes to live where the grass looks a bit greener)

    Just for the real Mary Hinge who ever she is It’s, Its, It’s——- all tits!!

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    Broon says:

    It would be a disaster for Labour if the long term unemployed “got on their bikes” and found work in areas of the country where it is more available. Labour’s long term strategy is to maintain growing “communities” of state employees, the unemployed, and immigrants, in the urban contituencies of South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Scotland, and other deprived areas. This effectively buys them dozens or rotten boroughs, which return the most senior and most loathsome Labour MPs to parliament every few years.

    Diane Abbott, and the rest of the parliamentary Labour party, would much prefer to poor and the unemployed to stay right where they are, keep cashing the benefits cheques, and keep stuffing the postal votes.

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    Diane Fatt Butt says:

    The washing machine was giggling. It was taking the piss out of my knickers.

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    concrete pump says:

    Tokenism maybe, but Floella has worked very hard to get where she is.

    Playschool just wouldn’t have been the same without her and Derek Griffiths.

    Slimy – no!

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    Diane Abbott says:

    Me love jerk chickaahn. It make me feel ireeee!

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    Tony Blair says:

    “Where would Diane Abbott be now if she her steel welder father hadn’t sought better career prospects somewhere new?”

    But West Indian mums would go to the UK for their children so you are not comparing like with like. It would be like comparing the excellent Gordon Brown with the inadequate David cameron

  30. 30
    Diane Abbott says:

    I’ve got nothing more to say.

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    Fird says:

    I come to England poor and broke
    Go de dole see de labour bloke

  32. 32
    Orpah Winfrey says:

    Pop a cap in their ass. You go bwoy!

  33. 33
    Diane Fatbot says:

    West Indian mums go to the wall for their kids. If whitey disagree, I’ll get me bwoy to blaze his uzi at dem in a rub-a-dub-styleee, blud!

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    Fird says:

    That pic offends me

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    WMD says:

    she didn’t vote for the Iraq catastrophe for a start
    it was only because of the toadies in the Labour Party and the fuckwits in the Conservative Party who voted for the War that allowed it to happen

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    be afraid brillo says:

    The Metropolitan Police hold black women accountable for a disproportionate amount of violent crime. On knife crime, 45 per cent of suspected female perpetrators were black. Among those women and girls police took action against for gun crime, 58 per cent were black and in robberies that figure was 52 per cent.


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    yawn says:

    Here come the Beanpies.

  38. 38
    Gordon Brown says:

    BREAKING NEWS England players will get a hero’s welcome on their return. The plane will be redirected to Glasgow airport

  39. 39
    Troffers R Us says:

    Some troffers want us to work
    Some troffers don’t
    We think we will be just like them
    And be troffers.

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    Nixon in China says:

    Ed Balls said some similar sounding rubbish the other day. According to him its not the responsibilty of an individual to go out and look for work but for the Government to take work to the individuals

    Talk about Big Government.

    What a load of tosh these champagne socialists talk.

    Thank God we have thrown them out of power as they would continue to “create” hundreds of thousands of non jobs which have brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy.

    They have no idea about how wealth and thus jobs are created other than how to create their own property portfolio using the public purse.

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    BROWNED OFF says:

    I’d like to hear her in conversation with Lord Adonis – would it be wubbish?

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    Diane Abbott says:

    Ya rarse-clarts an bumbee-clarts.

    Mi fambly cum farst an sheet. Ham hedjumicated an sheet. Ah just been toylet and had a sheet an sheet, an sheet.

    Eat ma sheet mugga fuggas.

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    Voice of Treason says:

    She is the epitome of a disgruntled black female with a big chip on her shoulder. Not only is she a major hypocrite she is also a closet racist and thinks the country owes her the position because of her colour. A fat, ugly cow who is only in the position she’s in because of sheer tokenism by the smarmy Milipede.

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    Ratsniffer says:

    Labour wants poor people to stay right where they are thank you…
    What? Move away and get a job..my god!
    The one thing NuLabour hates is social mobility. They don’t want working class kids sitting next to the sons and daughters of doctors and lawyers in grammar schools, jeeze, it might give them…heaven forbid..ambition!

    Then they get a good job, a taste for middle class life and before you know it they have stuck two fingers up at labour because they can think for themselves and don’t want to suck on the state tit.

    Labour is about one thing only: keeping those who don’t work addicted, like junkies, to their benefits fix, so that come polling day they will march, like columns of droids, down to the polling station and crayon their X next to the labour candidate.

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    Nixon in China says:

    No the elder Milliband simply wanted to look good with his “equality” credentials. Thats why he nominated her . This bunch of chancers are so transparent.

  47. 47
    Ronnie says:

    can I interest you in some bean pie old chap ?

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    They're all smug, sneering, Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssberg whom I wish to bum intensely says:

    This morbidly obese, ranting, smug, hypocitical, waste of space is terrific entertainment though.

    Without this ridiculous, puffed up pig’s rantings, the political scene would be quite dull at the moment.

    Her constituents are so imbecilic she actually increased her majority in May, presumably by pretending to her immigrant voters she is standing up for the little people.
    Let’s put the ludicrous bint on a pedastal as she’s such great entertainment value.

    A big fookin reinforced pedastal though.

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    HenryV says:

    Where are the English men and women? Where are our leaders? Why do we let minority interest groups control our politics with their flawed ideologues?

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    Heir to Blair says:

    or like comparing Tony Blair to his mini-me David Cameron

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    Grammar School Boy says:

    Must be a biggun!

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Jesus, hypocrisy is the right word indeed. Lets get this right – ed balls, milliband, now this waste of space all say they were against the war at the time? Fuck me, was anyone in the liebour party for it? Did bliar really go against not only the country but his entire party too ? Who’s next to try to rewrite history and claim it wasn’t anything to do with them – Evil Al Campbell?

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Spot on! And it’s not surprising that all the most deprived, miserable, dark, wretched places in Britain continue to vote Labour because the fools cannot understand how they’ve been brainwashed.

    IDS scheme could bring hope and success to thousands of unemployed but Labour politicians won’t like losing their voters.

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    Fagin says:

    Yeh mon! Luv de way she roll dem eyes when she tellin’ lies….

    Re the taxis – under the Revenue rules, travel between home (i.e. her home) and the normal place of business (i.e. the commons) is not an allowable expense for tax purposes. So if I can’t claim my taxi fares, why the hell can she??

    Luv dat interview, mon….

    I stole this from elsewhere because I agree with the sentiment

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    HenryV says:

    So true. The middle class envy the upper classes and show disdain for the under class. It is all about envy.

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    Fagin says:

    Looks like she ate the many chips that were on her shoulder!

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    Anonymous says:

    Fabio Capello has achieved more in his career than all the hoons in the FA put together.

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    Grammar School Boy says:

    Is that the socialist credo you are describing?

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    WONKA says:


  61. 61
    AC1 says:

    Islam does.


    15 insurgents killed by their own bombs in Afghan mosque
    Kabul – Eight Arab, five Pakistani and two Afghan militants were killed when bombs they were making exploded prematurely inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

    The insurgents were assembling bombs in Desi Mosque of Yousifkhela district in the south-eastern province of Paktika on Friday, the ministry said.

    Pakika borders the Pakistani town of Wana, where Taliban militants are said to have training bases. Afghan officials have repeatedly blamed Islamabad for not doing enough to clamp down on cross-border infiltration by insurgents.

    In the northern province of Kunduz, several Taliban fighters including a foreign insurgent commander were killed Saturday by a NATO airstrike in Chardarah district, NATO said on Sunday.

    ‘After verifying insurgent activity and conducting careful planning to avoid civilian casualties and mitigate collateral damage, coalition aircraft were called in for the precision airstrike,’ it said.

    The targeted commander coordinated logistical support and operations ‘with the Taliban’s Pakistan foreign fighter cell leadership,’ it said.

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    concrete pump says:

    ‘The one thing NuLabour hates is social mobility’.

    That reminded me of Prescott, i’ve never seen this till now.

    Laugh, i nearly shat…….

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    CCO HQ says:

    We love Dianne Abbott. She’s a distraction.

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    Bee in your Bonnet Guido? says:

    Just when it looked as if Diane had scuppered her chances of winning up pops Guido to save her bacon.
    You are an intelligent fellow Guido but your underlying stupidity always and without fail manages to bubble up to the surface: what the fuck has the fact that Diane’s family came from the West Indies got to do with her position on arguing against moving the workforce to compensate for the employment policy failure of every government since the second world war?
    West Indians were invited to this country to take jobs, whereas the Tories are telling people who live in areas of the country with no jobs to move and uproot their families to areas that have a few jobs more.
    You really are an arse Guido, you have so much faith in the free markets it is quite quaint really.
    The Tories have a long list of what is wrong with this country but no idea of how to fix it. Their lack of solutions to the fact that the private sector has failed to supply jobs to British workers is a classic example of that fact and your defending them by attacking Diane is, well, pathetic and uninformed.
    But never mind your partisan whingeing, let us look at the bigger picture:
    Who subsidises the privatised network? The taxpayer.
    Who subsidises the nuclear industry? The taxpayer.
    Who subsidises privatised bus companies? The taxpayer.
    Who subsidises the bankers? The taxpayer.
    Who subsidises private farmers? The taxpayer.
    Who subsidises millioniares like David Cameron and George Osborne to pay their housing costs? The taxpayer.
    The free markets have failed Guido.
    Your God is dead.
    But do keep bleating on about Diane Abbott and Gordon Brown if it makes you feel better.
    You bloody fool.

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    WMD says:

    she voted against it
    it’s a matter of public record
    the other hypocrites were cheerleaders
    try again chum

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    Shabba Ranks says:

    Evree time dis wooman open erh claat and it aint filled wid rice an pea or goat curry she make a fool of erself

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    Footballs' Not Coming Home again this year either says:

    Exactly…..who else would take on the useless hoons who masquerade as the overpaid;over-preened.over-hyped England Football Team and what organisation would agree a contract with a penalty clause for early sacking of £12million 8 weeks before a knock-out tournment where you may just may want to sack the manager of the team ? No wonder we’ve won nohing for 44 years

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    Taxi For Abbot! says:

    Poor Diane – Taxi Fail!!


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    Down with Brown! says:

    Rotten fruit at the ready: the England “football” team land at Heathrow at 0655 BST on Tuesday.

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    HenryV says:

    I never made that link. I don’t do the blatantly obvious. But, hell yes!!!

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    Just asking ? says:

    I thought it might have been Templehof

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    The Ghost of Bob Marley says:

    It time dat she bought a treadmill an had dem gums wired up(to de mains)
    She give decent black people a bad name

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    Tony Blair says:

    My mini-me Dave voted for the war and even supported it long after the WMD lies were exposed.

    Not like that horrid Abbott woman.

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    Anonymous says:

    she’s the wrong colour
    get with the programme

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    order order AKA Ku Klux Klan.com says:

    The dense readers of this blog fail to see the irony of accusing someone of being racist whilst posting racist comments about the person they are calling racist.
    Whoever said racism is based in ignorance was bang on the money.
    Diane’s comments were not racist, they were realistic.
    For her comments to be twisted by right wing fascists like the above posters shows how desperate those inadequate posters are to keep black people down and white people as masters of the plantation.

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    Fred Kite says:

    Eff off back to the Guardian you sad deluded marxist.

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    Head Lizard says:

    comments are interesting

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    concrete pump says:

    Your ‘programme’ sounds like it’s from the b*p.

    In which case you can fuck off.

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    Cassandra King says:

    The translation into human lanuage is
    “the blogs were right about the financial disaster all along and saw it coming a couple of years before the fed/BoE govenments and were far more accurate in dissecting the actual causes and who was to blame”.
    The blogosphere got it right and they got it wrong, the so called stimulus was a massive failure making many very rich and great many very rich extremely rich. The smart money got out of stocks at the top and bought again at the bottom and in so doing made eye watering amounts of money, if that aint the definition of insider trading then I am a camel. The stimulus has largely been either stolen wasted or diverted to help the political classes election prospects.
    No wonder then that the scum sucking pigs dont want people getting their news from blogs, the MSM has not yet covered or investigate just why the blogs were right and why the so cvalled experts were wrong. Perhaps because the MSM took copy from the experts instead of actually investigating the facts.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Looked at your blog
    Are you entirely sure that Simon Cowell is entirely straight?
    Well Mohammed (PBUH) was all in favour of beards
    BTW I am not insulting the last prophet or you nor Islam
    But Simon C is such an obvious fag

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    order order AKA Ku Klux Klan.com says:

    I am not a marxist, Guido.
    But you are a deluded freemarketeer.
    Virtually every one of the markets is subisdised by the taxpayer.
    Indeed, I am struggling to think of a single market that is actually a free market.
    Can you think of one Mr Fawkes?

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    Mr Plum says:

    Yeah and all those labour mp’s who do not vote for her must be racist

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    OK lets all become left wing “fascists”
    Define left and right you f****** tosser
    Smoke and mirrors to satisfy sheep such as you
    What a bell end

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    Mong Zoo says:

    Look you mongs there is no work to move to. Engineering,steel, coal all gone. Do you think someone is going to move from an area were they are settled and have family to a strange place were they know nothing about to work in Maccys or some other shit job you are living in fucking dip shit land.And Ian Dunking his toes in our pot knows it,he also knows you are all a bunch of mongs who will support his mongy plan.

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    Unsworth says:

    Nor did she vote against, either, IIRC. So what was that about Good Men doing Nothing? Then again, she’s neither.

    But I still think she’s Lenny Henry in drag.

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    Nelson Mandela says:

    Fat bitch stayed for de weekend
    Ate all de pies an rice an leff dis gay boy call Bothong

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    Unsworth says:

    Wouldn’t piss on the resultant fire, either.

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    Dave "stars in my eyes" Cameron says:

    Having experienced the joys of a deformed baby, i fully backed Tony Blair’s attempt to give the same opportunity to parents in Iraq. He has moved on and so must we.

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    concrete pump says:

    Peace be upon you, lol!

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    Head Lizard says:

    siege at bank in Ashford,hostages taken

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    Chocolate Hobnob says:

    Only a conditional discharge for racism


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    nell says:


    Don’t always agree with Janet Daley but she’s spot on this time.

    The weird and wonderful diane says IDS is addressing ‘ a world of work that has gone’ !!!

    What a very labour view!!!

    Labour’s utopian ideal, a nation of welfare benefit cheats whose votes
    she/they believed would keep labour in office forever more, funded by monopoly money!!

    Miliband I don’t think the militwits, balls or burnhams ideas are much different. Any of them will do for labour leader.

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    Blanco says:

    I have been getting sent a lot of these via windows messenger admin,a lot of children burnt by phosphorus,the messages are in Farsi but from what I can make out say they are being stopped from sending them by the Americans.

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    Mr Plum says:

    Dunky Donut must be mad why move labour voters down south we have enough of our own

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    Labour WANKERS says:

    Typical bloody Labour. So it’s OK for people to relocate to the other side of the world to find gainful employment and better themselves but woe betide any government that helps a down and out Geordie to relocate to Bristol.

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    Anonymous says:

    “she shoots herself in the foot”

    …no doubt a curved shot.

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    Diane Abbott says:

    As a NEUTRAL let me say quite right!

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    Martin Fairstone says:

    Janet Daley was a leftie in Berkeley. Then she grew up

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    Two cheeks of the same corrupt arse says:

    Much like the hapless tories did with Howard, Hague and IDS before they discovered the heir to Blair.

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    Blanco says:

    is it cos you is black

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Thank the lard she’s irrelevant apart from her comedy antics.

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    WMD says:

    you recall wrongly
    she voted against it

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    Two cheeks of the same corrupt arse says:

    So why do the bloggers spend so much time getting their knickers in a twist over the fat c’unt?

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    Engineer says:

    Engineering and Steel have not gone. There have been losses, particularly in the last decade, but what is left is lean, mean and competitive on the global stage. Industry is far more productive, and the labour force skilled and, in general, motivated. There are few vacancies for the semi-skilled and the unskilled numpties that industry used to carry (unwillingly) as passengers.

    What’s needed now is investment, or tax-breaks to support, training at craft, technical and professional levels. The demographic of skilled and experienced workers is getting older, new blood is needed to replace retirees and to provide the labour for expansion of manufacture, infrastructure renewal and technical innovation.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Probably, and maybe they are just better at certain things like running or taking a punch or guiding you across a desert instead of you dying of thirst
    I doubt if you could find your own arse with both hands ( but probably some other blokes by telepathy) and scent

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    jgm2 says:

    He was doing all right until he got to the little childwun paddling in the sea.

    Typical Labour bed-wetting. THINK OF THE CHILDWUN!!!

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    nell says:


    You mean the tories under IDS, Hague and Howard advocated turning Britain into a welfare state in the hope of maximising and then capturing the vote of the unemployed and the state dependent in perpetuity??

    I don’t remember that?!!

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    Anonymous says:

    is it coz it went over their heads ?

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    nell says:

    Perhaps because she is the true voice of leftwing labour. hatty harpic said so!!!

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    Diane Abbott says:

    I have nothing more to say.

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    pie n' beans says:

    just like the bong eyed bumboy dick sniffin then

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    James42 says:

    We had it from the BBC today who explained that England’s non-goal would have been one of the best goals of the tournament!!! It hit the cross bar for heavens sake! It is most unfortunate that it ever happened as we will hear about it for ever and a day. Luckily the Germans deprived the media of any excuse to say ‘we wus robbed’, but now we will have to listen to ‘1966’ and watch ‘that goal’ until the next World Cup.

    The press have a lot to anwer for hyping up the expectations of the public. The Sun newspaper is one of the worst with their front page. The BBC is not much better. We very rarely hear about the failures within these newspapers or the BBC but they have the cheek to criticise others. Who would want to be and England player or England’s manager?

    England expects…???

    Labour doesn’t want people moving out of the ghettos, especially if they manage to get work. It will break up the dependency culture that Labour has thrived on and it will deprive them of votes. Keeping people in benefits keeps Labour in power.

    Abbott, the Milibands’, Balls? None of them have any appeal. David Miliband is definitely a robot. Pre-programmed and with no human feelings. Ed is probably the best of the bunch, but his mispeaking (lies to most of us) will overtake him if he doesn’t watch out. Balls – what more can I say?

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    That is one ugly, erotic in a two tramps getting it on way, picture.

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    Helpful says:

    This argument is a rerun of those in the 70s and 80s. Council tenants in one area wouldn’t take an offer of a job in another area because they wouldn’t get access to council accomodation in another area: in fact they would go to the bottom of the list for accomodation in the new council area. A system was brought in to permit points accrued in one council area to be transfered to another and so on. None of it really worked. There are two issues, loss of council accomodation in the home area and the inability to obtain new council accomodation in a new area. Bringing in some system of transferring tenants between council areas will not work it will run into all the problems previously experienced. The first thing is to reduce the amount of “affordable accomodation” under Council control in the various areas and the second thing is to incentivise the council tenant to seek work. I propose a new system of Council House sales. 1. If they move to another area for work, allow them to rent the current council house out to new tenants subject to a suitably restrictive lease. 2. If they manage to obtain a job and maintain themselves in full time employment for two years or more allow them to buy the council house at a substantial discount to its market value. Allowing to buy the council house at a discount would reduce the amount of accomodation under council control, two years would allow them to develop the skills required to keep a job and the sale of the house at a discount would give them a powerful discount to seek and keep the job. It would also reduce the payroll cost to the state of having them on unemployment benefit. Obviously you could play around with this but the secret would be minimise state involvement so it becomes a market mechanism as far as possible. Ideally councils should not be involved in the provision of housing at all, whilst most of the “affordable” accomodation is under the control of councils this problem will persist.

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    order order AKA Ku Klux Klan.com says:

    Not only are they racist because they will only vote for white men, but they will also be, by their own admission, warmonger and torture apologists.
    Any Labour MP who votes for David Miliband or Ed Balls or Ed Miliband or Andy Burnham are war criminal collaborators because they would be seeking to elect a war criminal to head their party.
    If Labour vote for any of those war criminals then they have learned nothing from their illegal invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    If they vote for any of those war criminals, Diane Abbott being the only candidate who is not a war criminal then the cost will be that the Labour party will cease to be the party of the Labour Movement.
    It really is that simple.

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    Gull E Bull says:

    From what?David Miliband is goin to win it.He was always going to win it.The Labour Leadership ‘race’ is bullshit for morons.

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    ^ months jail and 200 quid fine says:

    you is a peach

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    order order AKA Ku Klux Klan.com says:

    If you don’t know what a fascist is, Beast of Berkwell, be they left or right wing then thank God you weren’t around when Hitler tried to invade these islands you fucking cretin.

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    Two cheeks of the same corrupt arse says:

    The Tories under IDS, Hague and Howard were unelectable and irrelevant. That’s why Blair cruised to three crushing victories. So, they decided to employ the same method of choosing a vacuous, photogenic leader in order to fool mugs like you.

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    I thought she said West Indian mums would go to East Berlin for their children?

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    The Chicken of Clerkenwell says:

    have a suck on dick sniffin’s bell end you mong
    the fat fairy likes that

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    Unsworth says:

    Cogently put, Beast – if a touch restrained. Still this pillock is only talking about ‘the dense readers’. That’ll probably amount to three in total, including him/her/itself.

    Anyway, what’s Abbott’s fucking evidence for this shit, anyway? Any decent impartial scientific research to back her patently racist comments?

    Trouble is, when you hand over the Plantation to the darkies, it gets looted and burned to the ground overnight. Zimbabwe is but one excellent example of that.

    And we should acknowledge that the ‘West Indians’ regard their ‘African Brothers’ with visceral distaste – almost with racial hatred, one might observe. Want to see racism in action? Take a walk round Brixton, Peckham and Stockwell and listen carefully to what’s being said.

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    The Ghost of David Kelly says:

    She isn’t as stupid as the fuckwits who supported the Iraq War for a start.
    But very few are that retarded.

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    Mong Zoo says:

    He is a mong.He has no idea outside of trofferland what the fuck is going on and I am regretting voting for Cameron and his misfit army.Try a major new housing program and a maglev train system and we could get full employment country wide. But don’t come out with shit solutions that apply to a by gone era,the twat knows it too.

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    Unsworth says:

    Moron. Hitler wasn’t a Fascist, he was a National Socialist – and you haven’t a fucking clue as to what those terms mean.

    What a pillock you are. Get some in before shooting your gob off.

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    Two cheeks of the same corrupt arse says:

    By fuckwits who supported the Iraq War , do you mean Mr Cameron?

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    David Blaines record for doing sod all in a box for 45 days has been broken……..by Wayne Rooney.

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    Crappello hasn't tried that excuse yet says:

    so he should blame it all on he media?
    his excuse was that the poor lambs were too tired to play

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    concrete pump says:

    “new blood is needed to replace retirees and to provide the labour for expansion of manufacture”.

    Apprenticeship schemes need to be rolled out across industry, especially engineering.

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    order order AKA Ku Klux Klan.com says:

    Unsworth, you’re a cock.
    A racist cock.
    Let me guess, you’ve got a shit job, an ugly missus, no cash, shit car, and it is all the “darkies” fault.
    No, it is your fault because you are one of life’s losers.
    Stop blaming everyone else for the fact that you are a loser.

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    Guess I’ll just pack up then.

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    Innit says:

    If only that were true

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    The Ghost of David Kelly says:

    Of course not!!!
    I mean ALL the Conservative fuckwits who voted the Iraq War through along with the Labour twats.
    Not JUST Cameron.

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    he was a NAZI you tard says:

    which is why the socialists in Gerammny were the first ones put in the death camps

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    In the old days they used to take the money.

  137. 137
    Martin Fairstone says:

    I think you get a media you pay for. Hague seemed to me to cop a lot of stick for the mere fact of being a bald Yorkshireman.

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    Anonymous says:

    Hitler would have invaded had Labour scrapped the RAF.

    It was the right thing to do.

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    Unsworth says:

    I’d agree, but I think that we’ve lost much of our skills base already – particularly hand skills. I’d like to see a rapid return to indentured apprenticeships. I’ve had reasonably well qualified young engineers working for me in recent years and have always had to get them trained up to use hand and power tools competently and with a sense of pride in their own standards of work and craftmanship. Actually their qualifications matter very little, but their attitudes to work are crucial.

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    beanpie twats says:

    no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
    he SUCKS dick sniffins cock
    because he’s a repressed skinhead bumboy

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    Anonymous says:

    ‘blaming everyone else for the fact that you are a loser’

    In a word: socialism

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    No, the defence were on safari.

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Did you know these two went to skule together?

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    The Rice n Pea van says:

    Boom tish boom tish boom tish me sellin rice n pea

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    Paddy says:

    Now, now lads, don’t take it all out on poor little old Diane. She was just simply repeating Labour’s mantra. Now what would happen to those Labour strongholds if they all buggered off to find work? A good job and their own home? They would start voting for the bloody Tories!

    If you want to have a go at someone about this, then why not have a go at the other half to the current Leader of the Labour Party. I refer of course to Jack Dromey who married Harriet after meeting her on the Grunwick picket line. Good ol’ Jack represents the Birmingham constituency of Erdington after the sitting MP decided he would enhance his career in politics by becoming a Councillor!

    Now for those who don’t know, Erdington is Irish and has been for at least a 100 years. The Irish have a long tradition of “getting on yer bike and looking for work”. Jack was on the TV over the weekend bashing IDS’s plan to help people move to areas with greater employment prospects.

    You would think that Jack would know a bit about the very people he claims to represent. After all, he must have spoken to a few of them when he was invited to the St Patrick’s day celebrations this year just before the General Election?

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    Anonymous says:

    Exactly so.

    Meanwhile, Cast Iron & Co claim to have noticed the economy is ‘unbalanced’ following years of traitor politicians doing all they could to close British industry and manufacturing? Fuck all.

    The liblabcons are all treasonous cυnts.

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    nope says:

    blatantly stupid you mean
    those on benefits are the least likely ever to vote
    the middle classes and the elderly always vote

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    Lipid trip a train up says:

    Mr Hunt was said to be “horrified” at the way his words came out during an interview he gave while attending an event to launch a schools sports competition linked to the 2012 London Olympics.
    My god that mouth of mine,what can you do with it,shocked I was the fucking thing ran away with me.

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    Punta says:

    fat cow got a gamblin house,

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    littlekat says:

    I want to know what she finds so interesting on the ceiling she keeps rolling her eyes up to.

    If she became Labour leader would she keep doing that at PMQ’s? I know the rest of country would.

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    Anonymous says:

    Good point, well made.

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    […] of liberalism still exists in the UK. But although p[eople are rating her as a 3% or less, I think all support should be given to her. That will ensure that Labour is unelectable for at least three […]

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    Kermit says:

    fool me once shame on you fool me twice and 3 4 5 6 and on and on

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    Unsworth says:

    Boy, you know fuck all.

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    jgm2 says:

    He wasn’t all bad then.

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    nell says:

    I am most horrified with bliar, scratty starlet and alastairc – the trio who cooked up the wmd at 45mins scam to fool parliament and the country as a whole.

    And what happened to the one honorable man who called their bluff and spoke out against it?? Hmm??

    Oh Dear he ended dead! Cause of death yet to be determined!!!!

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    jgm2 says:


    Are you out of your mind?

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    Head Lizard says:

    BT had to tell most apprentice applicants no way as they were to illiterate.

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    RT says:

    The article in the Guardian is stupid enough, especially given her own father’s experience, but the comments following it truly raise fat flatulent left-wing idiocy to new heights! I’m quite literally speechless at what I’m reading.

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    Alistair Campbell says:

    Fooling Parliament was the easy bit.

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    Unsworth says:

    @ WMD Yes, you’re right. But she voted against investigation. Why is that?

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    jgm2 says:

    Reminds me of the Edinburgh tram scheme.

    Ooooh, a tram’s not for you.. it’s more a Glasgow idea….

    Now wait a minute…

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    nell says:

    Just as labour under the militwits or balls or burnham, but hopefully under abbot, will be irrelevent.

    But let them elect their leader and move to the left with policies for a fully dependant welfare state where they foresee, as diane said so succinctly ‘ a world of work that has gone’ !!!!

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    jgm2 says:

    Sparkbrook used to be Irish too.

    I think it’s fallen to the ‘Stan though.

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    RT says:

    A psychologist pointed out (I can’t remember where), that raising the eyes to the ceiling is a way of stalling for time while thinking of a response, as eye contact with the protagonist is momentarily lost and the conversation does not generally resume until they are once again engaged. It’s similar to the “arrrrrhhhhh” that many politicians start their answers with (again, stalling for time). Strangely, Dara O’Brien, the piss-poor stand-up comic, ends all of his sentences with this very same sound.

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    Level Brixton says:

    Back to your cartoons you there’s real work to be done.

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    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Didn’t know dear Diane went to Harrow County. It was a boys school when I was there.

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    Sir Stuart Bell-End MP says:

    Works for me!


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    Anonymous says:

    They will, until they discover the heir to Cameron, and then it’s back to the future! Or is that passe(d)

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    nell says:


    And , of course, labour having had their own vacuous photogenic leader in bliar decided to adopt gutless’photogenic’gordon, otherwise known as macavity the cat, without a leadership election. Ho Hum!!!!

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    Engineer says:

    That is indeed one of the problems.

    Why should industry have to pick up the bill for remedial education before it can start basic apprentice training? The primary and secondary education standards have to improved, and quickly. Industry has no use for semi-literate numpties; unfortunately, some in the educatio establishment are under the misapprehension that engineers and craftsmen don’t need to read, write or cope with basic mathematics; they are spectacularly wrong.

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Since you bring up the subject, some enterprising journo might want to break cover with the FA’s dirty little secret. Clue: all the England prima donnas usually do well in their own clubs, so why so consistently crap when playing together? Answer: most of them hate each other, and every one to a man fucking hates Terry. Capello had a bigger unspoken problem than anyone realised – and it was nothing to do with a fancy hi-tech ball or a bent ref.

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    Anonymous says:

    There was no election, because there was no opposition worth speaking of. Much like most of the Noughties.

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    ^Check Out The Epic Fail^ says:

    So everyone who disses Islam has something to do with Nick Griffin now supposedly according to your pea brain logic?

    Then again seeing the Nazis & Islamics where allied in WW2 I suppose you have a point they are both as sad and demented as each other.

    lol stfu and gtfo you noob you are trying and failing too hard it is embarrasing to watch.

    Jizzlam worshippers and the toy town nazis may be fucking idiots but shit for brains like you do a good job in giving them a run for their money.

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    one party state says:

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    Level Brixton says:

    And “What” is another stall tactic,my sister is a past master at it when she wants time to think up the next fib

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    Engineer says:

    I think it depends what they are expected to do. The capabilities of modern machine tools means that there is little need for fitters to be able to file flat or scrape parts to fit (except in special situations) so there isn’t much point in teaching these skills (yes – I can do both, and have great respect for those who can do them well and quickly). However, I agree that a truly skilled craftsman can do more than his day-to-day responsibilities call for, so that he can cope with the unusual situations that crop up from time to time.

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    Literally says:

    But you still have the ability to type. Well done.

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    Engineer says:

    Agree about the attitude to work point, though. Education seems to allow some to do as they please, which doesn’t prepare them for the demands of a business that needs to stay profitable.

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    Head Lizard says:

    I taught my daughter to read and write and basic arithmetic before she started pre school, She is now teaching her 2 year old the same. Leaving it to the schools is not good enough as the kids who can do get held back to help teach the kids that can’t do.It gave me great satisfaction and pride to see her mind unfold. If all parents did it we would not be in the crap we are in now.

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    nell says:

    I’m waiting for justice for Dr David Kelly and his wife and daughters!!

    It is going to come at the coroner’s inquest ( at least I hope it is). This Government must finally set right the ex labour government derailing of the truth.

    All the evidence suggests that Dr Kelly did not commit suicide. It is necessary for there to be a proper legal inquest where ALL of the people involved, including some, who it seems, may have been less than honest at the Hutton Inquiry, are required to give evidence under oath.

    The hoon threatened once to ‘bring blair down with the truth about Kelly’ (Well Geoff now is the time before the truth is forced out at an inquiest)!!

    If that inquest then finds that Dr Kelly was ‘unlawfullykilled’ then the police must open up a properpolicemurderinquiry into who suppressed the details of his demise,who tried to subvertthecourse ofjustice and who was responsible forhisdeath.

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    order order AKA Ku Klux Klan.com says:

    There was no greater leader then Arthur Scargill who suffered terrible vilification for defending his members down to his last penny. He was the true leader of the British left who we could all admire. A man of principle who led by example. I was proud to campaign on his behalf against that working class traitor Mandelson. That man is a piece of Tory shit in Labour clothes

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    QWERTY says:

    Can I suggest she has more chance of becoming leader of the Scottish ‘Fat Bastards Pie Eating Club’


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    Unsworth says:

    Point(s) taken, but what we’re really missing is the attitudes. Learning to file and polish a radius is an art as well. What it does do is teach a real appreciation of quality workmanship. That understanding and admiration can be applied to a vast number of different enterprises – from watchmaking to building cathedrals. Machine tools are a means to an end, after all. It also imparts a real insight into the basis of design and execution.

    The great advantage of apprenticeships was they also developed people skills – the ability to exchange ideas in writing and speaking, the ability to work and live with others. Many of the young people I’ve dealt with have been hardly able to put an intelligible sentence together. That is a disaster, and the measure of the appalling failures of our ‘education system’. Some of this can be remedied, but if the attitudes aren’t right then it’s very difficult to inculcate them. The master/pupil (mentoring) relationship is very effective in those circumstances – in my view and experience.

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    Anonymous says:

    We are a country awash with politicians with ethnic, cultural, financial and ideological interests elsewhere.

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    Anonymous says:

    Agreed! And who encouraged her to look for work as Leader? Cruel, very cruel!

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    Unsworth says:

    But she’s certainly as stupid as those who don’t want an Inquiry into it.

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    That's Democracy says:

    When David Cameron was leader of the opposition, he was asked how many homes he owns:

    “I own a house in North Kensington and. . . in the constituency in Oxfordshire and that is, as far as I know, all I have,” he said.

    Cameron then began to get strangely confused, said he might own four homes after all, and pleaded: “Do not make me sound like a prat for not knowing how many houses I’ve got.”

    The millionaire (inherited) David Cameron and the millionaire (inherited) Gideon Osborne have just cut housing benefit.

    Yes, we’re all in this together. That’s democracy, eh?

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    Unsworth says:

    Maybe that was before her/his hormone treatment.

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    HappyUK says:

    The true face of Abbott and her ilk: Israel-bashing anti-Semites:

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    nell says:

    Of course, you must sympathise with her. Or at least with her jaded views on life!

    She has had a ‘truly deprived background’. Not!!

    Dad was a welder and mum a nurse. Real working class people to be proud of. But she never mentions them, presumably because they didn’t resort to the welfare benefits that she so admires!!!

    Attended Grammar School and then Newnham College Cambridge (no doubt on the funds hardearned by her parents) .

    She was tutored by Simon Schama, well that might account for much of the dross!!

    Became Press Officer for Ken Livingstone at the GLC , probably the only real depri(a)ved part of her background that exists!!!

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    HappyUK says:

    Vital thinking time to conjure up her next fabrication.

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    HoC Committee on Standards and Privileges says:

    Want a deformed baby from Fallujah, nell? Plenty to go round.

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    What a coconut: http://tinyurl.com/2entp4b

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    nell says:

    Actually I should have said – what a tragedy that the commendable hard work of her parents, who saw their daughter through uni, no doubt with many sacrifices and great hopes, has resulted in a potential leader of the labour party, with no work ethos beliefs and with only one interest – to trap as many people into poverty and welfare as possible so that they will vote labour in perpetuity.

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    Unsworth says:

    Yep, British Leyland have issued a recall on those mouths. Best get down to your dealer.

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    PC Bollox says:

    Guy Gibson’s dog has put on a bit of puppy fat.

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    ZOMG!! FAIL!! NOOB!! says:



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    nell says:

    If there are deformed babies in Fallujah, and I don’t disbelieve you, then that is down to bush and bliar.

    As with the Coroner’s Inquiry into Dr David Kelly’s death that many of us want, let’s have one for the FallujahBabies too. And let’s ask some very pointed questions of bliar and his cronies, preferably under oath!!!

    When we have bliar’s answers, if bliar is found wanting, then let’s do to him what labour introduced for criminals in this country – let’s seize assets and pay them to the victims. bliar apparently has amassed £millions.

    I think giving his assets to the Fallujah babies for his lies over Iraq and wmd at 45 mins, would be more than appropriate!!!!

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    AC1 says:

    Not true. Was on a stag do, and chatting to a personal lap warming girl Simon likes a bit of a lap dance.

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    Baroness Yougov says:

    John Prescott has the same trouble counting houses. Polly Toynbee does not. It just shows that they are not fit to be journalists!

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    AC1 says:

    Stop marrying cousins.

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    AC1 says:

    Since all housing benefit does is to inflate house prices, he’s done something very against his interests, and in the countries best interests.

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    Baroness Yougov says:

    order order on the Diane Abbott Andrew Neil story

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    HoC Committee on Standards and Privileges says:

    What about giving the assets of everyone of the evil fuckers that supported the war, to the victims that they abused. Or is the fact that they’re only ragheads unimportant?
    Meanwhile, their Lordships just SISO for £300 a day and no questions asked.

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    nell says:

    Same now then anon – macavity the cat looks attractive in the present field of burnham, abbot, militwits and ball doesn’t he??!!

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    Diversity & Outreach Coordinator says:

    Mandelson eh? Ha fucking ha. And you miserable Hunts all voted for the party that sucked on his teat, turned blind eyes to his multiple indiscretions and then ennobled the tosser!

    Dream on suckers!

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    Baroness Yougov says:

    He forgot to look up towards the ceiling as a wannabe leader must

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    we wouldn't need a fucking inquiry if the cretins didn't VOTE for the War says:

    true, but still not as stupid as anyone gullbile enough to believe ANY government inquiry will have the balls to uncover the truth about Iraq

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    deliverance says:

    like the hillbilly redneck septics who support Palin you mean?

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    Baroness Yougov says:

    Paul Scholes is young enough to have gone but stayed retired even after Capello came to him after qualification had been achieved.

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    Anonymous says:

    Relly? I live to the west of place called Stoke-on-Trent. There they were turn out for a pet rock if it was a Liebour candidate.

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    Anonymous says:

    We know you like him jgm2.

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    nell says:

    The people in labour’s welfare state don’t marry anyone. That is the problem!!!

    They spend their lives troughing off the state, not getting up until lunchtime, drinking vodka for breakfast and gambling with their welfare benefits at poker or bingo on the web!!!

    diane is right – in her and their world, the work ethos is dead!! Labour has killed it!!!!

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    nell says:

    Sorry Guido – know you said not to try and circumvent the automod – but just once huh??!

    “The people in labour’s welfare state don’t marry anyone. That is the problem!!!

    They spend their lives troughing off the state, not getting up until lunchtime, q$affing v$dka for breakfast and gambling with their welfare benefits at poker or bingo on the web!!!

    diane is right – in her and their world – the work ethos is dead!!

    Labour has killed it!!!!

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    AC1 says:

    Didn’t Mandlesons father try to “build to tories out of London”? IIRR he set up benefit ghettos to gerrymander the labour vote.

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    Celebrity come dine with me says:

    Glad you agree nell. Is that why Cameron looks attractive compared to Labour’s gimps?
    A t’urd is probably more attractive than a pool of diarrhrea, but you wouldn’t want either sitting on the table at dinner.

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    nell says:


    ‘septic’ = is something that festers – oh well! maybe you’re right!!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    The work ethos of a fairs days work for a fair days pay, hasn’t reached Westminster yet.
    But we live in hope.

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    “Do you think someone is going to move from an area were they are settled and have family to a strange place were they know nothing about to work in Maccys or some other shit job you are living in fucking dip shit land”

    One million Poles disagree, so do a couple of million Jamaicans, a few Ugandan Asians and most of Nigeria.

    Now then, the question is, how deep can we cut before the useless bastards riot. Loss of Wii? Nah. Expensive Stella? Nah. Turn off Eastenders and Jeremy Kyle….ouch, nasty

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    so we have a white hating elected council official in Bristol, paid for by the ratepayer. Kerry will be pleased.

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    I smell a rat says:

    nell. You sure you’re not Guido funning with us?

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    BBC Tumbleweed Watch says:

    Labour fucked that simple system up at the last Scottish Parliament election in 2007. They decided to fart around with the voting paper design and as a consequence 146,000 ballot papers had to be dumped as the clueless dumbed-down Labour voters couldn’t read the simple instructions and crayoned over the wrong bits.

    It let the SNP in.


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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Stand corrected, misread the article. They went to Grammar Schools in Harrow and were in a play together.

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    Rock on says:

    Fat Lords and politicians living on the backs of every other c’unt while sermonising that we’re all in it together?
    That’ll do for me, Tommy.

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    Alex says:

    Now we know this clown’s a complete moron – holding up Arthur Scargill as a hero – an abject failure who was royally spanked by Maggie, and only got to his position in the NUM through dodgy practices.

    Let’s also not forget how much of the NUM’s money he has got through with his lovely central London flat. Scargill is a shining example of a true socialist – bent, corrupt, completely about self interest. A real believer in the whole “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” idea. But people like him will always thrive because they have gullible cretins like the one above who actually believe the crap they come out with.

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    drunken gatecrashers says:

    Liverpool rejoices at getting an opportunity to indulge in its favourite pasttime of self-pity

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    revolting peasant says:

    I’ve got three teenage boys at a decent state school but for subjects like woodwork etc they are required to spend more time designing products and creating folders full of drawings, comparisons and business plans than actually making them. It’s the same with cookery. And even in PE some lessons are devoted to writing reams of notes about health and fitness rather than going outside and actually playing competitive sport.

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    nell says:

    I don’t usually result to that level of language but with due respect – bliar truly was a t++++rd and I think the title gordon’£diarrhoea’brown is more than appropriate and very well earned!!!!

    Especially given the £200billion plus he printed in monopoly money and the £billlions more he attempted to flush down the loo in his last 18 months of office, to trash to British economy, when he accepted he was going to lose the election!!!

    What a ‘courageous’ man brown was!!!!

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    Parasite Party critic says:

    One in which those who choose to contribute nothing get everything and those who are forced to contribute everything get nothing.

    Oh, Hell, that’ll be Britain 1997-2010.

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    QWERTY says:

    No fucker should get housing benefit. Get a fucking job.

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    jgm2 says:

    Well if she keeps ‘em dumb then her privately educated son can be their Labour MP in his turn.

    It’s the right thing to do.

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    Ron E. says:

    The worse ones are those who get off their face on cheap cider and talk only in stereotypes like simpletons.

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    jgm2 says:

    But bearing in mind the massive property portfolios built up by Labour MPs while the Maximum Imbecile turned a blind eye to annual house price inflation of 15% a year for five years at a stretch I think it will be Labour MPs who will suffer disproportionally on any lowering of house prices.


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    revolting peasant says:

    He still doesn’t own as many houses as the Blairs though.

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    AC1 says:

    Nothing to do with a long line of cousin marriage, oh no.

    Hoorah for Pallywood.

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    AC1 says:

    Stay where you are and don’t claim.


    When they give you a ladder they expect you to climb. Start climbing or stop leaching, your choice.

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    Hier to Blair says:

    That must be why Dave tries so hard to be Blair’s mini-me.

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    Head Lizard says:

    I remember my first job, square holes,filing.

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    nell says:

    Whether they voted for the war or not – you idiot- Dr David Kelly died after he said there were no wmd!!!

    THere were no wmd!!! Unless you can tell me any were found??? Hmm??

    Since it is unlikely that he committed suicide – more than a dozen eminent coroners, doctors, surgeons, consultants and medical and legal experts now say so!!!

    Thenwhokilledhim??!! Hmm??!!

    We musn’t forget that bliar,brown,alastairc andscrattystarlet (oh and littlelordfaultleroy) were the one’s harassing and bullying him atthetimeofhisdeath!!!!

    The Coroner needs to start there!!!!

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    AC1 says:

    Exactly. The state provides a taxpayer subsidised creche, it’s parents that ensure an education. Parental interest in education is the difference between cultures, and the explanation for the dismal performance of black and muslim students.

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    AC2 says:


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    Jeremy Clarky says:

    He’s catching up fast. Give him ten years in Downing Street, and he’ll own half of Oxfordshire.

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    Alan Duncan says:

    It’s all we can afford on slave wages.

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    albacore says:

    Just asking, but do secondary schools no longer teach metalwork and woodwork as part of the standard curriculum?

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    nell says:

    Wrong sex sweetie!!!

    Besides I’m too old to be him!!!

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    AC1 says:

    Klu Klux Clan and leftist dies.


    The difference between National Socialist and International Socialist? Only the groups to kill and steal their wealth.

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    AC1 says:

    If only a Japanese Whaler had been passing close by.

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    AC2 says:

    Uni was free in her day

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    AC1 says:

    The “welfare” state. Encouraging the feckless and all funded by punishing the prudent.

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    Vote 4 This says:

    That could be a psychiatric diagnosis requiring lobotomy.

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    Twat Doctor says:

    Unhinged comments not connecting to posts.I recommend a Cesarean section

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    here come the beanpies says:

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    HappyUK says:

    No, it was probably because Iraq under the Saddam regime was absolutely awash with chemicals of all kinds at the time, used against Iranian troops and Kurds: nerve agents (vx + sarin), pesticides, mustard gas, cyanide,… Not to mention the vast wastelands where he all that kind of stuff dumped before the inspectors came in.

    All that shit lying around is bound to cause birth defects. Hell, one of his favorite methods of dispatching opponents was to send them a beautiful expensive Persian rug enriched with uranium.

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    nell says:

    Anonymous says:
    June 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    The work ethos of a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay, hasn’t reached Westminster yet.
    But we live in hope.

    Anon forgive me for re-pasting this.

    Where’s gordon?? He costs us the taxpayer £1260 per week plus MP’s pension, plus office staff and their pensions, plus his 24/7 security detail and on and on……………

    In fact that £1260 per week is more likely to be £20k plus per week when the security detail and all is included- and even then that might be an underestimate!!!!

    So when is gordon going to put in a proper , speaking appearance at the HoC for all of this money that is being expended upon him??

    (oh and don’t forget – his wife sarah and her boys are being given a separate 24/7 security detachment in London at extra cost)hmm!!!?

    The truth is gutlessgordon and his family are costing the state more, at this point in time, than cameron and clegg combined!!!!

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    Tesco Is Shite says:

    Isn’t the main point not her colour, or her massive weight, or her hypocrisy, but the fact that she’s THICK?

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    coot off says:

    The old coot has left the building

    Did he hilariously father a black child to his maid like fellow old coot and Klu Klux Clan ‘legend’ Republican Strom Thurmond ?

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    Anonymous says:

    she meant thin

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    The Lion Sleeps Tonight says:

    “In the jungle, the SA jungle, 3 lions sleep tonight.
    In the morning, the early morning, they’ve got to catch a flight”

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    AC1 brain cell says:

    Shouldn’t you be at a KKK meeting?

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    Fred Goodwin says:

    Off the taxpayer ? Disgraceful!!

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    The Mask says:

    Guido has many personas

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Just to digress. My wife said our local Tesco were busily demolishing their England football stand replacing it with fresh veg. Only two day’s ago they were piping Land of Hope and Glory throughout the store loudspeakers.

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    Anonymous says:

    Geography’s not my strongpoint, but, why didn’t she take a taxi from the nearest underground to her home rather from Westminster ?

    Was it because she didn’t see the need to save the taxpayer by taking a little effort and exercise ?

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    Dianne Abbott says:

    I’ve just been on Newsnight giving my considered views on immigration. I made that Damian Green look like a right twat. I might be thick and ugly but I know what I’m talking about.

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    Diversity & Outreach Coordinator says:

    Is Abbot a coconut?

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    Ashley Cole says:

    This England stuff is a right larf innit?

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    Hooray for the Bankers! says:

    “Encouraging the feckless and all funded by punishing the prudent.”

    Remind you of anyone ?

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    nell says:

    abbott= a nothing !!!

    She had a decent chilldhood with hardworking parents who sacrificed everything to give her the very best education and she has produced nothing that they could be proud of!!!

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    Colonel Blimp says:

    No she’s a Durian.

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    The Bottle Fed Lexicographer says:

    Septic; noun. Truncated form of rhyming slang. Septic, short for septic tank = Yank (i.e. American)

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    AC1 says:

    The lecturers worked for nothing?

    Or was it REALLY funded by taxpayer extortion?

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    AC1 says:

    Stop talking about the recently deceased Senator Byrd like that. He’s barely cold.

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    AC1 says:

    I’m shedding a tear for them*…

    *May not be the truth.

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    Anonymous says:

    nah – the manager is underpaid, that’s the problem.
    only £10-12M to sack him too.
    what a dilemma, what a fiasco.
    a man of honour would have resigned by now.

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    steves mum says:

    ruth spoken hurts eh,

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    Anonymous says:

    or even saying “Andrew” ?

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    steves mum says:


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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    “she dosen’t have blood on her hands” Oh! That is alright then. Might as well make her Queen immediately. You fucking twat, London Muslim.

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    A fat monkey says:

    Oi! I fucking resent that specied slur. She’s nearer thee than me.

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    Anonymous says:

    Ah… the socialist politics of envy once again.
    They inherited. Period.
    No need to be envious if your parents left you little – they probably would have if they could.
    Life’s not fair, laddie. Get over it and don’t be so bitter.

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    A future fair for all says:

    She’s a fat fucking hypocrite that deserves to die in a drive by shooting on the streets of Hackney.
    Other than that. i’ve nothing against the woman.

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    A crippled ex-serviceman says:

    All that shit lying around is bound to cause birth defects.
    That’s what we said about Gulf War syndrome, but nobody gave a fuck.

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    Black markets are free(ish).

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    WMD says:

    dear god! the cretin is back for more
    before calling anyone an idiot it would help if you stopped talking bollocks yet again dear
    for your information Kelly thought there was a ‘modest’ threat from Iraq and biological material

    but he was still one of the many experts who knew that the dodgy dossier was clearly over hyped bullshit, he said so, and that is when the ‘dark actors’ began to surface

    the Kelly affair revolved around him pouring scorn on the 45 minute claim which he knew was complete nonsense
    but at the time he was used by Blair and Campbell to distract the public from the fact that there were no weapons of mass destruction
    they blamed the messenger, him Gilligan and the BBC using Hutton
    it didn’t really work of course, and no-one but the most cretinous believed Hutton, but the Media was wall to wall Hutton and Kelly and the BBC instead of wall to wall asking of why there was no WMD and why we went to war on a Lie

    his death encompasses far more than just Blair and Campbell but most of the MI5/6 UK and US Security and Militarty apparatus and things such as JIC, DIS and Scarlett

    Cameron is about as likely to want the truth to be revealed as his hero Blair was

    so when the fuckwit who voted for the war and subsequently backed Blair on it even after Kelly’s death and the Lies about WMD were exposed, your idol David Cameron, orders the release of the Hutton evidence related to his death that Hutton wants kept secret for 70 years, then feel free to pretend to be outraged about Kelly’s death

    but until Cameron does shut the fuck up you hypocrite
    because you support and praise on a daily basis someone who is now as complicit in hiding the truth about Kelly as Blair was

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    Anonymous says:

    Greedy, miserable, two-faced fuckers.

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    A Tory says:

    They should arrest all black people then!

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    Fuck You says:

    You never said anything worth listening to anyway. You awful two faced pug-ugly retard. Fuck off.

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    Animal says:

    Socialism destroys ambition, replacing with an acceptance of being mediocre, shouting for equality and democracy while actively demolishing the very foundations of these two pillars of freedom.

    When and where it succeeds in its aims socialism then uses conscience and blind, aimless accusations to keep the very people it has subjugated in check, harnessing fear and jealousy to discourage citizens from thinking for themselves. It hides behind a paper wall of concern for the weak and disadvantaged to oppress opportunity, progress and freedom.

    Socialism doesn’t care about those who need help, it only thinks about the machine it creates and the depth to which it can worm into society, rewarding its most ardent supporters handsomely while treating all others with contempt.

    Socialism creates and guides ignorant groups to bully, coerce and manage populations, removing personal responsibility and creating an overlord that has intrudes into every single aspect of life.

    Socialism is an evil manifestation that stole the ideals of caring for one’s neighbour, twisting the concept into a concept that at its very core requires all people to conform, be submissive and not question the body politik.

    Socialism is an apoptosis that threatens our very existence, and should be challenged wherever the parastical stench it gives off appears.

    Destroy socialism in the UK. Vote Diane Abbott.

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    Anonymous says:

    He copped stick because he was a no nothing juvenile promoted before his time, due to the Tory’s desperation to find a challenger to Blair. Now he has matured and developed into an impressive figure with wit and gravitas, how the Conservatives must regret shooting his bolt prematurely. Like Ken Clarke watching Osborne, what does he think watching Cameron the clown making a pigs ear of an open goal like Labour.

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    Fucked off says:

    Hear hear WMD.

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    I behave impeccabwy says:

    Do you know what it’s about ? Jeawosy.

    Ah… the conservative politics of envy once again.

    Not fair is it laddie ? So take your medicine and don’t be such a dickhead.

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    Jan says:

    Dromey is an Irish name.So surely his ancestors got in their rowboats or the Cork-Swansea ferry and buggered off to blighty.Or else how did he get to Herne Hill where he lives with the not-so-fragrant Batty Hatty?

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    […] Hypocrisy of Diane Abbott Rolls On Diane Abbott’s campaign has had a horrific week. She isn’t picking up much support and frankly every time […] […]

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Give me an F—————–!!!!, Give me an A—————–!!!!, Give me an T—————–!!!!

    What’s that spell? What’s that spell? What’s that spell?

    (Acknowledgement: Country Joe)

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    Diane has given up. How can she represent the left when she defends unlimited immigration? How does that help the working class or union members?

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    stun says:

    Some exposure to wood and metalwork in years 7 and 8 (1st and 2nd year to you and me) at my son’s rural state school. After that, GCSE in Design Technology – Resilient Materials is the only way to get any further experience

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    Archer Karcher says:

    It doesn’t and never was intended to. The working class have been converted via welfare, into an underclass. They could never compete with unskilled workers coming from countries where the monthly wage is $25 and who would work for less than minimum wage without complaint.
    Without any form of real border and immigration control, the only other temporary solution was to buy the former working class off, with bloated welfare and benefits. Now the money has all gone and what is there to show for it?
    Millions of unskilled, badly educated and next to useless, predominantly male ( the Chantay’s and Crystal’s of the underclass, have three kids etc, so are untouchable and know it ) members of the underclass which was created deliberately, are now to be sent to “work” for employers who, would find great difficulty in employing any of them meaningfully in the first place.
    Until and unless uncontrolled immigration from ALL sources is addressed, there can be no meaningful solution. Until and unless education and a work ethic is re-established among the idle and feckless, there will always be a massive pool of unwanted and unemployable potential workers, who will turn to illegal activity, when the state money is turned off.
    Start building the new prisons now, we are going to need them very soon indeed. The tragedy of course is, that this ALL could have been avoided.

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    ^Check Out The Epic Fail^ says:




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    ^Check Out The Epic Fail^ says:

    ^Ooooooooh the be and peas will get me oohhhhhh everyone is a gay nazi out to get me ooooooooooooh best put my tinfoil hat on to protect myself, lmfao what a nutter.^

    Sad act, better check under your bed and your wardrobes incase any of Nick Griffins bum bandits try and get you in the middle of the night LOL. Then again I think you might enjoy that kind of stuff.

    You might want to go to get help about your gay nazi obsession cause it is not healthy.

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    The BeaNPea Voices In Yawns Head LOL says:

    WOOOOOOO we have come especially to get you Mr Yawn because you are so important WOOOOOOOO

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    Emergency Budgie says:

    @Bee in your Bonnet Guido?

    So let’s abolish the private sector because it has failed to provide jobs for British workers?

    That rambling post is enough to make Trotsky’s cat laugh.

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    Archer Karcher says:

    In some socialist shitholes around 70% of the population are dependent on the state for their income. I suppose that is what the moron Balls meant, enslave the population, then control it ruthlessly.

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    Anonymous says:

    as our deflated mercenaries arrive back at heathrow, a private v.i.p lounge their escape is nigh. never to have to answer to their fans or the nation, these cowards are off home via the back routes. fans can go fuck them selves after all this is the players livelihoods at stake.

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    Tristram Hunt M.P. says:

    Thank heavens they do, us working class chaps have to stick together what?

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    Archer Karcher says:

    Here let me help. There is a tube station at the end of the road where she lives, there is a tube station at Westminster. There is no need to take a cab at all, but for one small problem. It would mean travelling with all those nasty and really quite scruffy commoners, she pretends to champion, but in reality loathes.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I couldn’t have put that better myself but I wouln’t put it at all.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    @Hooray for the Wankers.

    And just remind me under whose watch the banking system failed?

    Oh, er, and under whose regulatory system?

    Oh yes, and who suggested that Lloyds make a little purchase?

    Remember any of those???

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Actually before this thread moves on I would like to make a serious point in Diannes favour: http://tinyurl.com/2cswbxn

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    Anonymous says:

    Shut up and get to the back of the bus

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    Fireman Sam says:

    You wouldn’t wat to. Chucking water on a fat fire of that size would be very very dangerous.

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    marcus aurelius says:

    How can someone so plainly thick as Diane have ever been Oxbridge material? anyone know what she read? class of degree?

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Its only about now the world cup is becoming watchable. Natural selection just swilled out the dross so we’ll get some quality football for a change.

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Not fucking helpful at all.
    “Allow them to buy council houses at a substantial discount”? Yeah – lets reward those who don’t work by giving them the properties paid for by those who do. And all those doing the right thing by working 40 years to pay off a mortgage, welcome to your new neighbours – they have a bigger house and garden than you, and they own it whereas you’ve 10 more years yet, but hey you have the moral high ground because you did the right thing.
    @Tory policy 1980’s

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    marcus aurelius says:

    ok History at Newnham College Cantab. tutored by Simon “great queens of England” Schama, but class of degree?
    see she followed it be a whole two years in the civil service

    deservedly famous for her physical transition from “Pricess Leah to Jabba The Hutt, but essentially meritricious – has made an entire career out of being a black person

    getting to the end of my own working life now and wondering if any of it had any meaning but at least I didn’t get paid just for being short fat and olive looking

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    Works for me.

    With a thick, chippy, fat sow like Di leading the Labour party, the socialists will e out of office for a generation.

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    Mustapha Phag says:

    She would look fabulous in a uniform as one of Ghadaffi’s all female bodyguards.
    As a serious politician she is the “Bernie Grant” of today’s Labour party.
    A popular among ethnics but despised by us indigenies as a reverse racist playing on her colour

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Interesting. Did you read the first comment? Here it is in full.

    ..i had a question, actually some ideas too.i wanted to invite the leaders of Russia and China and also the U.S. to ohio state in Dayton ohio U.S.A. i want to share my ideas as to how to make the world a better place, eventhough we know it cant be a perfect world. but as far as when exactly i dont know but sometime this year hopefully, iam in fact a top u.s official making these recommendations…

    Now why doesn’t Guido adopt this kind of hands on approach?

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    No, Nell, apart from being an MP running for the leadership of the Labour Party. Obviously an epic fail.

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    Besides have you see the crime figures for Stoke Newington? Why the hell would Di risk getting mugged when she can get the UK taxpayer to cough up for door to door service?

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    I don't like the fat tart says:

    All her recent photos make her look like a big, fat pot bellied pig! Troo dat innit!

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    restandbthankfull says:

    Heard that on Chris Evans this morning – very funny indeed.

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    Helpful says:

    If they work for say two years it will get them off benefits and build a cv that enables them to continue getting jobs. It would also help them to acquire the work habit, ie., getting out of bed and going to work. It will reduce the amount of accomodation under council control, a major contributor to lack of social of mobility. It mean that they are less able to claim benefits in the future because of capital in their own home. It would reduce the “client vote” for Labour. Pretty helpful. Doing nothing will mean that they continue in unemployment for generation after generation voting Labour; pretty unhelpful! If IDS brings in some sort of system which allows council tenants to move between areas it won’t work just as it didn’t last time round.

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    restandbthankfull says:

    I thought South Africa had one white player.

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    restandbthankfull says:

    Very funny.

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    Well, technically they aren’t.

    Black markets come into existence in response to government restrictions on free trade. On top of all the usual business costs and risks black marketeers also have to contend with interference with supply and excessive regulation, policing and potential punishment. These all push up prices.

    But since all that regulation and policing has to be paid for, one can argue that the high prices of the black market are actually subsidised by the taxpayer.

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    Ed Balls (Leader of the Labour Party) says:

    With the government interviewing people who have done fuck all work for the last ten years, David Cameron is getting nervous

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    She may have a 3% chance of becoming leader but I give her 100% chanc eof becoming deputy. Her skin and genitalia outrank idiocy in the Labour party’s desirability stakes.

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    5 more years says:

    Thank heavens for that! The Afghan war is over.

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    btw. Diane will get very cross if she hears you using the term “black market”.

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    This isn’t the CBeebies site kid. Fuck off.

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    restandbthankfull says:

    She said it was late at night. How many men/women get their jounrey home paid for by their employer even if it is late at night? These MPs expect far too much another lot of prima donnas with not a long of brain power – a bit like footballers really.

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    restandbthankfull says:

    A bit like them ignoring the Russian spies in their midst for 10 years!

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    Lay off the drugs kid.You clearly aren’t old enough to handle them.
    You just sound fucking deranged.

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    yawn says:

    Mad as a box of frogs.

    What a twat.

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    Chris Huhne says:

    I was a Labour voter, but this year I voted Liberal Democrat, as I was disillusioned with the Labour Party its strategies and possible solutions to tackle our deficit, and other areas of our economy and social issues. I am bitterly disappointed that I have been let down by the Liberal Democrats, who are now merely puppets to the great PR marionette master – Mr Cameron. I am sure given time Mr Punch will show himself !

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    Check the figures, Mong.

    The manufacturing sector shrank more under NuLabour than it did under Thatcher/Major.

    Sadly NuLab also poked the education system so badly Britain’s ability to train the artisans, line managers and innovators she so badly needs has been compromised as never before.

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    In the old days the money used to be worth taking

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    monglicker says:

    You seem on the verge of tears again monglicker.
    So why don’t you run crying to Guido again to protect you, you pussy.

    Everyone knows it was Brown with his disasterous ‘light touch regulation’.
    Christ! what a complete fuckwit you are.

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    Backwoodsman says:

    You are obviously ignoring the systematic and carefully organised fraudulent postal voting that labour have resorted to, to bolster their ‘core’ vote !

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    Actually, those Labour strongholds would remain just that. Think about it.

    The not so feckless move away, presumably to tory areas where sensible companies start businesses. Once settled the incomers either become tories, increasing the safeness of the area or they remain socialists and reduce the safeness.

    Meanwhile back in the old slum the truly feckless remain. As dole scrounging welfare scum they remain socialist to the core as do their constituencies. As these areas fall further into decay we find the immigrants get shoved in there further reinforcing the socialist voter base.

    And since both feckless welfare scrounging underclass and immigrants tend to breed like rabbits, there’s little chance of the population ever declining enough to motivate a reduction in the number of seats (even if the electoral commission could be bothered to check).

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    monglicker says:

    change the record wanker

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    Before they left South Africa the England squad paid a visit to an orphanage in the most deprived part of Soweto.

    “It was wonderful to be able to put a smile on all those sad little faces,” said Sipho Motsolong (Age 6)

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    David Cameron says:

    Just heard some really really sad news, I feel dreadful

    The England team plane has landed safely

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    Albie Here says:

    They just had that whatever Lemsip Optics on getting questions on him running for the Mayor of London,listening to him it wasn’t about about serving the people of London but about moving his career prospects on,up to you lot in London but you pay and pay and you still end up with rubbish.

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    Unsworth says:

    School Governors (and Governing Bodies) have been emasculated by the gross centralisation of policies. National and Local government have totally proscribed the curriculum and bleeding everything else. I just hope that Gove will honour his many pledges and get Government off the backs of schools.

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    Albie Here says:

    Maybe the people who spent all that money going to seethe matches, now realise what a bunch of overpaid,over hyped nonetities they supported with their hard earned money.

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    Bee in your bonnet, Emergency budgie? says:

    Abolish the private sector?
    What are you going on about you moron?
    The conclusion of my thesis is clear: abolish the subsidising of the private sector and let the private sector stand on its own two feet instead of constantly begging from the taxpayer to remain solvent.
    Don’t you agree?
    If you don’t then you are clearly a communist.

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    Unsworth says:

    Maybe the long game is ‘enabling’ followed by ‘compulsion’, anyway. Still perhaps we ought to take it a face value just now. Nonetheless, what this will do is provide hard evidence of reluctance on the part of individuals to seek work.

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    Mong Zoo says:

    Sounds just like MP’s too.

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    Mong Zoo says:

    That would be a thief

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    Unsworth says:

    And these are measures of success? An MP? Leadership of the Labour Party? Dear God!

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    Coal = Energy Security for Britain says:

    Contrary to the sockpuppet who has used my moniker, I hold no brief for Arthur Scargill.
    But there was one thing he was right about, the fact that we have 300 years worth of coal under our very feet.
    And thanks to Margaret Thatcher’s misguided policy of shutting down the mines we now have to import coal at an extortionate price to supply half of our electricity needs.
    The Conservatives degraded this country’s energy security and it could be argued that a consequence of Tory policy to shut the mines was the invasion of Iraq to steal their oil.
    And as the technology of carbon capture is progressing at such a rapid pace it is time we started re-opening coal mines in this country to exploit the hundreds of years worth of supply of energy this country has to offer instead of paying vast amounts of money importing coal and wasting taxpayers’ money subsidising the nuclear industry.

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Such a naive view of how people actually game this system can only be found in the people completely out of touch with how folk live at this level. Pampered tories born as millionaires, like Cameron and never-worked-at-all Osborne might be easily convinced.

    The thing about this, and the other privatised industries the tories gave away, is that it was never theirs to do so in the first place. People paying for decades had bought these already. Why should a here today gone tomorrow administration be allowed to hand them out on a whim? Once they are gone that’s it. It’s not just the tories, the loony left in Liverpool is famous for demolishing most of the fantastic Victorian architecture which even Hitler couldn’t touch: http://tinyurl.com/cnyv4a No change of administration is going to bring any of this back, and that’s a Cast Iron guarantee you *can* believe for once.

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Why’s the ‘Draper’ section suddenly disappeared??????

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    Man Walking His Dog says:

    It has been acknowledged that certain elements of the traditional Labour grassroots have turned to The Party That Must Not Be Named because they felt ignored by NuLabour. Presupposing that many would not take issue with her colour, I suspect that Abbott has neither the wit nor inclination to win them back.

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    Voice of Treason says:

    The latest exceuse – they were tired! Fucking hell, doing a heavy manual job for 12 hours a day is tiring not kicking a ball about for one and half hours when you’re in your peak fitness. Let them go and tell some foundry workers at the front of the furnaces all day long that their tired! Fucking idle lot of overpaid Prima Donas.

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    Nixon In China says:

    It is pure unadulterated Dictatorship. In the end it always ends up with Famine and firing squads.

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    Anonymous says:

    This is the Twilight Zone.

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    Quantrill says:

    And just where are all these areas of England crying out for (skilled?) labour?

    With most of our industry demolished by 13 years of Labour, the majority of jobs seem to be in the poorly paid service sector, temporary and part time at that.

    And, where are these “skilled” overseas workers that the UK will lose by capping immigration, Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Afghanistan???????

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    Quantrill says:

    Is it true they have been lent an aging Tupolev 154 Russian airliner????

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    monglicker says:

    Awwww…. he’s going to go cwying to Guido again the poor widdle crybaby

    for fuck’s sake don’t deamean yourself a second time monglicker
    it was embarrassing enough the first time you ran blubbering to Guido to save you
    you were begging him to ban the nasty posters who were taking the piss out of you like a complete pussy

    get yourself some self respect for once in your life

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


    Had the German Goalkeeper learnt to play golf before taking up football he would have walked directly up to the Ref and admitted that the ball was well over the line.
    Had he done so they would probably have still won the game, but more importantly
    he and Germany would have won the respect of millions worldwide.

    As it is, football remains the ( sports ? ) game where cheats prosper. And of course our children will emulate them! Great!

    I don’t blame the officals only the player.

  369. 369
    monglicker says:

    Ignore him Bee in Bonnet
    He’s a tourist twat who doesn’t even live in Britain but hides in some gooberland shithole spouting wank about things which don’t concern him

  370. 370
    womblebat says:

    you might as well get over it Nell as hes gone,not coming back and frankly its worth his salary to not see him at all. As for sarah…she deserves a medal for putting up with the chin grinner otherwise shes a has-been aswell.

  371. 371
    Quantrill says:

    In the real world you do what ?? Rent out property??

  372. 372
    Quantrill says:

    800,000 people lifted out of tax by increasing the threshold by £1000 pa. That means approximately 800,000 people are in employment where they earn less than £140 per week. Average rent of a 3 bed house = £600 per month. 4 x £140 = £560.

    Please explain how getting a job will enable low paid workers to afford the exorbitant rents currently being demanded by the well off. Remember too that it is these well off landlords who are actually receiving Housing Benefit, not the tenants.

  373. 373
    QWERTY says:

    You can rent a small flat for less. Far too many of these fuckers have 5 or 6 stinking little shit kids.


  374. 374
    On yer bike says:

    The so-called “fuckwits” in the Conservative Party probably voted in favour of the Iraq War because the entire population was lied to by Bliar and Campbell. “Comprehensive, active and on-going weapons programme. Weapons which could be fired at us with 45 minutes warning”. All lies, along with countless others, from the mouths of Bliar and Campbell.

  375. 375
    1-2 Million marched says:

    Lies which only a fuckwit could possibly have believed

  376. 376
    Anonymous says:


    The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin’s Communism. The very word “Nazi” is a German abbreviation for “National Socialist” (Nationalsozialist) and the full name of Hitler’s political party (translated) was “The National Socialist German Workers’ Party” (In German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei)

  377. 377

    Not being obsessed by such things I hadn’t even figured Di’s racial background into my calcs. Her chippiness and her thickness combined with her total lack of photogenicity were enough to lead me to think with her in charge the socialists would be doomed to a generation or more in opposition.

  378. 378
    Guardian Wanker. says:

    And I thought black girls were supposed to the great redeemer for black (male) failure. Why do they keep lying to me.
    I will never read the ” How are you to Die” column again.
    Fat lying, pudding.

  379. 379
    Martin Fairstone says:

    Someone said it was the norm in the IT industry. Does anyone know if this is true?

  380. 380
    Diane Abbott says:

    ” “

  381. 381
    Tenacious D says:

    Wikipedia says she read history

    Perhaps she would have preferred Hertory

    This is not the greatest post in the world
    No it is a tribute to PC stupidity

  382. 382
    Anita Doth says:

    Anyone know where the parish of Drymen is as this is where the name is meant to have come from?

  383. 383
    Fat Feeeder says:

    Fat cow rolls on!

    Geddit, Ha Ha, you fattist bastards.

  384. 384
    Anonymous says:

    But he was right about the vuvuzelas wasn’t he?

  385. 385
    Anonymous says:

    Let me guess, you’ve got a shit job, an ugly missus, no cash, shit car.
    Add to that your shitty school was a waste of time, last time you visited your local hospital you got a nasty skin disease, your MP is a chiselling little shit who is a either a placeman from some union or a “researcher” for the party and you live on Mandela terrace in an abandoned estate.
    That would make you one of the working class wouldn’t it?

  386. 386
    Helpful says:

    If you keep doing the same thing you keep getting the same result. It is worth trying to do something to break the cycle of dependency. I would prefer it that the State was not involved in the provision of accomodation but we are where we are. The reason why Council House sales and privatisations were attractive to policymakers in the 80’s was that it created winners as well as losers. The winners typically did well and so created a constituency in favour of the change. If all Government policy does is attempt to engender change by creating losers the policy will be resisted. I know it might not be palatable to people who are low on the social scale seeing other people being given a leg up but this isn’t about a short term advantage. If nothing is done the non-economically active part of our society will steadily increase and become more embedded: the cost will go up exponentially year on year. Making them active participants and stakeholders in the society that surrounds them is worth a price.

  387. 387
    Paddy says:

    There are three (or as we say back in the ol’ country – tree) areas that the Tories need to sort out.

    First – stop the feckless feckers getting paid more for doing feck all than the real working class get for doing an honest days work.

    Second – tackle immigration and stop areas becoming ghettoes.

    Third – The Asian are conservatives at heart and it is the fault of the Tories that they haven’t got the Asian vote.

    Why do hard working immigrants want to vote for a Labour Party who take all their hard earned cash away and waste it on the feckless? You talk to an Asian business man about his money being spent on the workshy. Ask them why they don’t vote Tory and they will tell you about “that leaflet” in a Smethwick bye election.

  388. 388
    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    Her unpopularity is very bad news. What we want is a NuLab leader as far removed from reality as Michael Foot but without his intellect and charm.

    Abbott fits the bill. Elect her, please, Labour idiots!

  389. 389
    Michael Portillo says:

    Your mum loves it….
    When times are hard, I get to dress her up as a city gent and ram it up her….

  390. 390
    Aspiring copywriter says:

    I do find that scene in “Life Stinks!”, where Lesley Ann Warren tears her many cardigans off in the throes of passion, strangely arousing.

  391. 391
    No More Brown says:

    Who is the taxpayer Bee; yes that’s right, the PRIVATE SECTOR. Taxes paid by the public sector are just recirculating money with lost transaction cost every time it goes round. Free markets have not failed. What has failed is a series of gerrymandered false markets in the hands of an elite crypto-corporatist alliance of big business and big government. More of the same will not solve the problem.

  392. 392
    Andrew says:

    The elephant in the room is her choice of school for her son, and it won’t go away.

    It’s as if a (white) contender had had close links with apartheid South Africa. It just won’t do.

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