July 1st, 2010

The ‘Looney Left’ is Back

As the Blairites retire to their non-executive directorships and their former SpAds run herd-like to become leader of the Labour Party by tacking to the voter-repelling left, it is fair to say that Labour’s once marginalised looney left is back.  Even David Miliband, formerly Blair’s tea-boy, now supports a 50% tax rate, has become a born-again peacenik, personally nominated Diane Abbott and is, all in all, beginning to sound like a student union leftie.

So Guido intends to regularly highlight examples of left-wing lunacy going mainstream – today it is the ever reliable Bob Crow describing the spending freeze as “fiscal fascism”. The sophistication of his political and economic analysis would have Karl Marx revolting – fascism did not seek to reduce the size and role of the state.

Bob’s policy of choice? A general strike. Just what a weak economy needs to boost jobs and growth.  Crazy? Well Bob reckons “hundreds of thousands of workers will take to the streets.”

It is as if Tony Blair never existed…


  1. 1
    Sanctimonious Dwarf says:

    morning all

  2. 2
    AC1 says:

    Hundreds of thousands of those employed by the state (but really in disguised unemployment) can go on strike and all we’ll notice is the benefit of not being extorted from to pay them and less busy roads for commuting.

    Make My Day.

  3. 3
    Selohesra says:

    Time for a windfall tax of 50% on all union assets and income:
    1) Will go towards cutting deficit
    2) Will stop them funding stike pay for their workshy drones

  4. 4

    Bob Crow is revolting and so are his members

  5. 5
    Beauty Contest Judge says:

    Is it me or does Bob have a face like a bag of slapped twats?

  6. 6
    Watt Tyler says:

    Let us not support the Left’s support of ANC terrorists:

    (2009) New Labour David Miliband M.P. -PARASITE AND SUPPORTER OF TERRORISM: http://eotp.org/2009/05/17/2009-new-labour-david-miliband-m-p-parsite/

    Yes, he really did say that.

  7. 7
    Elvis says:

    Break up the RMT to ensure that Crow and his ilk can no longer hold any sway. Better yet, hang the f**ker from a lampost.

  8. 8
    Andrew Duffin says:

    “It is as if Tony Blair never existed…”

    If you look at the modern “conservative” party, it is as if Mrs. Thatcher never existed.

    Such is politics I suppose.

  9. 9
    Voice of Treason says:

    Ah yes, the well-heeled union leaders. Bob Crow, Tony Woodley etc with their £100,000 plus pay packets. When will ordinary workers see right through these mouthy numpties? Remember Scargill and how he led the sheep to slaughter whilst financially very comfortable himself.

  10. 10
    mantra says:

    Tony Blair never existed – he’s a hologram

  11. 11
    archie says:

    Bob Crow and his ilk should be rounded up and gassed.

  12. 12
    Diane Abbott's butler says:

    Whose Tony Blair?

  13. 13
    Susie says:

    Wayne Rooney’s long lost twin — the parents picked the handsome brainy one.

  14. 14
    Moley says:

    Socialists always have to have an enemy they can link arms and unite against in a show of solidarity; it’s in their DNA.

    When will the workers realise that their enemy is the Labour Party and the Unions, who take their money for themselves, destroy jobs and inflict poverty?

  15. 15

    Can we find out where Crow is going to be rabble rousing, turn up and lob rotten fruit.

    Rotten peaches are excellent as the stone in the middle provides much needed mass when hurling it at fucking marxists.

    Seriously, he and his spack-faced ilk should be confronted.

    The public sector left are going to lose, whatever they do, and i will be around to gloat.

  16. 16
    Gordon says:

    Do public sector workers still get paid while they are on strike? If not then we could save lots of money.

  17. 17
    Susie says:

    “Hundreds of workers will take to the streets…”

    Obvious innit? That’s the only way they’d be able to get to work, walking.

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    AC1 says:

    If only that were even vaguely true. I don’t think Dave’s ever read a book by Hayek, and I’m not sure that Osbornes got any books that aren’t bath safe.

  20. 20
    A Pedant says:

    Who’s Tony Blair even!

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    I think he might be the ugliest man in Britain.

  22. 22
    The Purpleline says:

    Bob Crow I am sure is working on behalf of the political wing of the Tory black arts propaganda division.

    The man is an idiot, a useful idiot, but an idiot much needed for the battle that lies ahead to change the economy, like Arthur Scargill before him these guys can be wound up manipulated and pushed to destroy the movement they purport to believe in.

  23. 23
    Mrs Duffy says:

    IT’S BLURR!!…Tawny Blurr!

  24. 24
    Voice of Treason says:

    Oh and I almost forgot that upstanding man of trade unionship who fought so hard for his workers as he slithered up the greasy pole – then left them disappointed and penniless as he became ‘Lord Prescott of Mock Tudor and laughing all the way to the bank. Union bosses are simply twats on a level of hypocrisy even more than the black leftie Abbott.

  25. 25
    Lord Fondlebum of Boy says:

    Bob Crow looks amazingly like kiddy fiddler Jonathan King, doesn’t he?

    Has anyone ever seen them together?

  26. 26
    mum stay shtum says:

    certainly not mine!

  27. 27

    Maybe Banana boy should change his name to David Militant by deed poll……

  28. 28
    Susie says:

    What they really don’t like is the suggestion by the Tax Payers’ Alliance to repeal the part of the Trades Union Act where it says union reps should have paid leave subsidized by the tax payer.

  29. 29
    Loony Lefty Libcons says:

    Soft on Crime, Soft on the Causes of Crime.

    It is as if Tony Blair had never existed…

  30. 30
    David Cameron the Heir to Blair says:

    Tony’s my hero.

  31. 31

    Most union leaders tend to go on holiday during industrial action a la Woodley and Simpson.

    They usually have a Thai ladyboy bar or Cuban brothel to visit.

  32. 32
    HappyUK says:

    O/T but full marks for Andrew Lansley in standing up to health fascists like Jamie Oliver.

    For too long every natural impulse has been thwarted by some cocksucker that wants to make a quick buck off your guilt. You can’t smoke, or drink, or be fat, or thin, butter will kill you, so will salt, and so will almost everything else…

    I think this all stems from the yuppie generation. Self-absorbed Me-generation assholes that think they will live forever and try to foist their religion on others. Yes Jamie, you WERE lecturing us and the whole thing has been a complete f**king failure.

  33. 33
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Bob is a good fascist
    Trains usually run on time

  34. 34

    I wouldn’t want to go on the Underground at night if people like him were hanging about.

  35. 35
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Even better – don’t let them back. Ever. The only thing people would notice is the drain on public funds slowing down.

  36. 36
    Hartley Pond says:

    Good points.

    Guido, how about a league table of all Union leaders’ salaries and perquisites.

    Never mind the Council wonks do these TUC ‘leaders’ get more than the PM?

  37. 37
    Hartley Pond says:

    Do what Reagan did with the Air Traffic Controllers. That would learn them!

  38. 38

    On account the Labour party-who were formed as representatives of the poor and working class – need the support of the poor and working class, it goes without saying that their philosophy is to increase the amount of poor and working class and therefore increase their vote.

    Upward mobility to Labour is political suicide, home ownership, job promotion and good incomes just cost Labour their core voters.

    Keep ‘em poor and working hard is the Labour motto.

  39. 39
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Like Bliar, there are others who never gave a shit about liebour, no matter if its “new”, “militant” or whatever, apart from as a handy stepping stone to fulfil their own greed: http://tinyurl.com/2wzon63

  40. 40

    Fuck the trains, the tube and fuck Bob Crow. Public transport fucking stinks in the summer. In fact the tube stinks all year round, fucking stinking dirty bastards pushing themselves up against you, rubbing against you like fucking perverts, makes me want to fucking vomit all over their fucking faces.

    Fuck public transport, fuck the public sector, fuck bob crow, mark serwotka, woodward and the fucking rest of them.

    Fuck them all, C*nts!

  41. 41
    The Fat Controller says:

    Ah Mr Crow, a scavenger on society? Apparently never done a decent day’s work in his life, educated to the highest levels, absolutely brilliant mind, especially gifted in the arts of negotiation (has been known to shout a lot), and is noted for his comprehensive knowledge and foresight with regard to matters economic. This man is a staunch candidate for the Parliamentary Labour Party. It makes one wonder if Gordon is not actually writing his memoirs but is master minding and undertaking a left wing coup in order to regain his rightful place as leader of this once great country? Expect the rise in profile Mr Harman and more of these well meaning gentlemen!

  42. 42
    Trimdon Labour Club says:

    It IS as if Tony Blair had never existed…we’re closing down.

  43. 43
    Truthteller says:

    Bully Bob Crow (BBC), another acronym that spouts the loony left ideology. What a useless tw*t and what mug would give up part of their hard earned wages to support these union leaders lavish lifetyles.

  44. 44
    Albie Here says:

    A lot of area’s like this area I live, have bin men/road sweeper contractors,gardeners/grass cutting are on contract,housing is owned by a housing trust,so not much local un/civil servants left,now if so called civil engineers who screw the roads up with expensive stupid signs that use the sun to charge a battery to duplicate a sign that has mains power a few feet away,road markings that are designed to confuse even a Liebour party supporter as well as a LibCon supporter,when the origional road markings kept the traffic moving and traffic lights everywhere,one would just think somebody was getting back handers,no let them go on strike it’s cheaper .

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    JohnB says:

    This is a bit feeble, Guido. You’ll have to do better than Bob Crow – even the loonies regard him as a looney, and you can hardly say that he’s returned when he’s never been away.

    Amused by the golf-club-bar splutterings, though. Thai ladyboys and Cuban brothels – I like that! You lot always run so satisfyingly true to type, just like Crow and his ilk. Keep it up lads – we’re going to need a few laughs in the grim years ahead.

  46. 46
    Sir William Waad says:

    The Beeb is wetting itself for strikes and demos. They keep dropping heavy hints to their loyal gogglers.

  47. 47
    oldrightie says:

    The use of the Anglo-Saxon word to describe the beauty of the female sanctum is often used as a term of abuse. This twat is too bloody neanderthal to describe with that word.

  48. 48
    Hartley Pond says:

    So it’s a Taxi for you, is it sir?

  49. 49
    Sir William Waad says:

    Only the oppressed use public transport, apart from planes of course.

  50. 50
    Mrs Cradle says:

    Dear Mr Elvis

    May I state that my preference is to hang the fucker!

  51. 51
    South of the M4 says:

    Interesting program on Welsh TV earlier this week and about the NUM, or what is left of it. In South Wales there remains a part-time union official, paid £32,000, to ‘look after ‘ 15 members. Actually, it was 12, with 3 thinking about joining apparently. The official was arrogant to the extreme defending his right to be paid so much, and would not divulge where the funds were coming from to keep him afloat. Other parts of the UK have similar arrangements. And the members cannot see they are being ripped off by their own ‘brothers’.

    Let them strike. Let them march. Let them modernise themselves and remove finally all the old schools of thought by destroying themselves. People should be represented by better people than these. They are nothing but thieving bastards preying on the very people they purport to help.

  52. 52
    So this is what Gordon's doing- at the taxpayer's expense says:

    What Gordon Brown did next – former PM writing history of the banking crisis

    Seven weeks ago, Gordon Brown took the hand of his young son and, accompanied by the rest of his family, walked from Downing Street for the last time. Since then, while his wife Sarah has continued to Tweet enthusiastically, almost nothing has been seen or heard of the former PM.

    There was a visit to a school in his constituency, and last Thursday a solitary – and brief – appearance in the Commons. David Cameron criticised Brown for failing to appear in the Commons to defend the bankrupt state in which, in his view, his predecessor had left the country.

    But the economy still seems to be at the forefront of Brown’s mind. He has been writing an account of the origins of the banking crisis, its implications for capitalism and, of course, his central role in trying to prevent the global recession turning into a much more profound depression.


  53. 53

    We start with the easy ones, it is going to be a long-running series.

  54. 54
    Mr Plum says:

    Just a thought on the prison doesn’t work debate.
    Has anybody done a survey on people who re-offend on parking on yellow lines.
    It obviously isn’t working as we would not need so many wardens.
    About time the stopped bothering.
    Same with speed cameras

  55. 55

    Has a bendi-bus just run over your foot CP?

  56. 56
    Hartley Pond says:

    They’ll have their own industrial action to fret about soon.

    The disclosure of the salaries of its “talent” and the pension rethink will have the luvvies a tad worried.

  57. 57
    Mrs Cradle says:

    Air Traffic Controllers?

    BA has shown us how to do it!


  58. 58
    Don't forget about the Loony Right says:

    David Cameron holds first Cabinet away-day meeting in Bradford in £100,000 ‘gratuitous PR gimmick’


  59. 59
    3 Parties. 3 Blair clones. says:

    Osborne kept he 50% top rate firmly in place in case it escaped Guido.

    That 50 per cent rate is likely to be with us for some time to come.

    And whle we’re at it, which ‘peacenik’ was it who wrote this ?

    “Bring the boys home Dave, 5 years will cost 500 lives. Let the Afghans run their country their way.”

    Changed your mind already Guido ?

  60. 60
    AC1 says:

    Haha! You’ve got to be kidding me. Next you’ll be telling me he wrote a book about Courage…

  61. 61

    I must say I’m looking forward to Mr Dromey-Harman and his creative accounting techniques.

  62. 62
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    They’re not back, Guido. They never went away, just kept their heads down while public opinion was age’em.

    Expect Hatton to emerge soon in ‘see, I was right all along’ mode.

    And Scargill.

    Fun times ahead.

    Stikes, go slows, exchange rate weakens, imports decrease, exports increase, loons loose what public support the have, normality returns, recovery,general election, brain dead electorate votes in Next Labour.

    Look familiar?

  63. 63
    Hartley Pond says:

    Guido, please don’t overlook the real gems who used to run their Unions and now sit in (both houses of) Parliament.

  64. 64
    It's as if Prisons never existed...we're closing them down. says:

    Fat Ken and Cameron could turn it into a luxury club for criminals since they won’t be in our jails.

  65. 65
    I'm Alright Jack says:

    Marxist union scum – maggie should have destroyed filth like this completely. They are parasites who leech the blood from their members – as our friend says in 51 above – but the public mood has changed since the 70’s and 80’s and they will find that there is little patience for their strikes this time around.

  66. 66
    South of the M4 says:

    The latest accessory from BMW. 15 metres of double-yellow lines rolled up and in the boot. If you cannot find any to park on, park on your own. Porsche are hitting back by introducing a fold out ‘disabled bay’ to put in their cars.

  67. 67
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    The Arthur Scargill of the 21st century, bang on time, too! The hour produceth the man.

  68. 68
    AC1 says:

    Collective Bargaining = Collective Sacking.

    Bin ‘em.

  69. 69
    I live in Spain says:

    Fucking Union bastards!! they’re fucking up Britain and the whole transport system!!!!!! (so I read as I don’t live there)

  70. 70
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Right, sorry chaps. I have to go and lie down by the Adriatic all day today and do my best to appear that I am not looking at the completely naked Italian and German young ladies all around me.

    It’s a difficult job. Someone has to do it.

  71. 71
    Dr David Kelly says:

    Tony Bliar existed, alright. He killed me. See today’s Mail.

  72. 72
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Unusually restrained for you, concrete.

  73. 73

    […] looks like some people think “New Labour” failed because of not enought socialism. Perhaps we still have a few […]

  74. 74
    AC1 says:

    Obviously not using the tube, or London trains.

  75. 75
    BOHICA (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again) says:

    Unless someone over-reacts to this empty “threat”, this isn’t Greece or France. I just don’t see the public sector going on mass-strike, apart from a handful of permanently angry malcontents looking for a day-off. Not do I see the general public engaging in strike action in support of a huge state bureaucracy. (“What do we want? Monitoring! When do we want it? As appropriate!”)

    The Coalition seems to have a lot of support for its actions so far. Everyone understands the necessity for cuts, the logic seems to work, and it looks more or less fair. Mostly, people are glad to see the back of the last lot and still have considerable optimism about the new lot.

    The numbers and support for a General Strike just don’t seem credible. Of course, we still have to put up with the Beeb and the Guardian going on about it until the results for Wimbledon are in, but that’s the price of democracy I’m afraid. Wimbledon that is, not the Beeb or the Guardian.

    I think that all this represents is that Bob Crow just bent over and let-off an eggy one in public. Like all small children he thinks he has been desperately funny and clever, but the rest of us are just glad he’s nothing to do with us. He will run around getting over-excited until he bumps into something and cries or drinks the bleach under the sink and is sent to hospital. In the meantime, he seems to be able to recite his lessons like a good boy without tripping-up on the long words, slurring his words into rude ones, or looking bored and losing concentration.

    If we are patient, he may grow-up into a well-adjusted personality with no obvious mental defects.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Bob Crow’s existence rather drives the nail into intelligent design and creationism.

  77. 77
    Engineer says:

    Q. What’s the difference between a Porsche and a hedgehog?

    A. A Porsche has the pricks on the inside.

    (Yeah, yeah – I know. But the old ones are best, right?)

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    I think it’s ‘loony’ rather than ‘looney’.

    Just saying…

  79. 79
    The Workers says:

    Fuck off, Crow. We can’t afford to go on strike.

  80. 80
    The Man who saved the World says:

    Let’s hope it is a confessions style book but I somehow doubt it. I have a feeling that the title will be something similar to How I saved the World by Gordon Brown man of courage and the gushing forward written by Lord Mandelson

  81. 81
    The Purpleline says:

    Chapter: One How I fell head over heels in love with Saint Obama
    Chapter: Two How I stalked Barry down into the Kitchen and told him I loved him
    Chapter: Three It started in Canterbury, but we are over that now, anyway sex with another woman is only sex it is not love. SO Sarah tells me
    Chapter: Four It did really start in America & Obama told me he would get his own back by fucking BP
    Chapter: Five Dreams of my father, or how to be a deep undercover P-do why wearing a frock.
    Chapter: Six Scottish banking os great Fred the shred is a Hunt through

    Chapter: Seven Black Dog and my time in Broadmoor and those diets to avoid Cheese
    Chapter: Eight IVF and use of donor Sperm >Ideal for closet pooftersLloyd the chauffeur not the bank
    Chapter Thirteen Success I saved the World and how I turned the UK into East GERMANY but the football team is still shit, although we now win gymnastic medals.

  82. 82
    Where's the New Inquiry ? says:

    Yeah, I doubt even the most screamingly mad tinfoil hatter thinks Blair PERSONALLY killed Kelly.

    Try not to use over the top hyperbole when speaking of a clear injustice as it just gives those who want to keep the cover up going ammunition.

  83. 83
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I like “Small penis? Have I got the car for you!” on pictures of Lambos.

  84. 84
    john p reid says:

    Andy Burnhams still here as are many of us

  85. 85
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Noted Blogger: “Can you write me a program that moderates regular contributors but lets the sockpuppets through?”

    Geek: “Simples.”

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    Anonymous says:

    When striking workers lose wages during the course of the strike,so also should the Union bosses lose their income.

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    Jamie says:

    Failure !!!! Dont know about that mate, I got load of publicity and it did wonders for the ratings on my TV shows, nice little earner with Sainsburys and my Books sold a shedload. Wouldnt call that failure KERCHINGGGGGGGGG !!!

  88. 88
    The man who came in from the all woman shortlist says:

    Look as Ive said before Just because I was treasurer didnt mean that I knew where the funds were coming from. For that you have to ask Gordon !!!

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    Anonymous says:

    A league table of troffing union leaders is a great idea actually.

  90. 90
    stepney says:

    Rejoice, rejoice!

    Could be looking at the complete meltdown of the Labour Party.

    Don’t criticise – egg them on!

  91. 91
    Pete-s says:

    Can the ‘Loony Left’ logo be made available as a file. I think it is superb and should be widely used.

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    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Yeah, ‘Support the 5-a-day community diversity outreach bin-snoop Stasi’ hardly has the emotional tug ‘Help the Miners’ once had.

    Do not break this strike!

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    Mr Ned says:

    I don’t know about that. I think the public sector non-jobs people going on strike would be brilliant. Millions of people who do fuck all going on strike and nobody noticing, except for the country beginning to work better. Stop paying the strikers and we save a fortune and pay off the deficit quicker.

    Obviously I would hope that this would not spread to front-line hospital services, policing and schools. But if 1,000,000 bin inspectors, or fridge inspectors, or nappy coordinators or window-cleaner obvservers, etc went on strike, it would be brilliant!

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    Popeye says:

    Completely predictable, Crow, he of the pygmy brain brigade.

  95. 95
    Mr Ned says:

    “apart from a handful of permanently angry malcontents looking for a day-off. ”

    Yeah, but they would have to come back from Ibiza where they have been living “on the sick” for the past 5 months…..

  96. 96
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    See you there, Conquers, see you there!

  97. 97
    the old Dufflebag says:

    about right but the last sentence … no chance of happening the mans a born moron

  98. 98
    Mr Ned says:

    Slapped, PUMPED twats. Bloaty bastard as he is!

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    PhaetonFlanFlinger says:

    I like this approach.

    Take some people on the dole, the smarter ones.

    Train them up as tube train drivers and ticket office staff.

    Then provoke Bob into one big spaz-attack.

    “All out” at the RMT.

    All in with the new workforce.

    That’ll learn ‘em.

  100. 100
    Heartbreak Dosshouse says:

    thats sounds like too quick an end…something slower and more painful please

  101. 101
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Right click the Donkey, then: ‘Save Image As’.

    All yours.

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    Mr Ned says:

    Here here.

    They deliberately create all sorts of hazards and hold-ups, from ambulance delaying speed-bumps, to a massive increase in traffic lights, to closing of entire lanes or entire roads to traffic, then when these “traffic calming” measures funnel more and more traffic onto longer routes, creating more pollution and congestion, the councils then want to hit the motorist with a congestion charge for the congestion that they themselves caused!!!

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    Codebreaker says:

    trouble is AC1 Hayek is probably only just about as widely read as the chin grinner these days.

  104. 104
    Rog says:

    The Union Modernisation Fund must be abolished.

    Now please.

    Why are the coalition still giving millions to these far left nutters?

  105. 105
    BOHICA (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again) says:

    Well, there you go then. They have to get back before their six months are up and they are cut-back to half-pay.

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    tit says:

    not when they’re that old !

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    Elvis says:

    Another one for the lampost- but by the balls.

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    Mr Ned says:

    Far beit for me to defend that annoying, irritating, sanctimonious twat Jaymie Oliver, BUT…

    There has been a lot of research that clearly demonstrates a strong causative link between children’s diets and their academic performance and general behaviour in class.

    When successive governments undermined teachers ability to instil discipline in the classroom, it has been getting to a stage where too many classrooms were in a state of utter and total chaos. This was not only costly in terms of the lack of education to the disruptive children, but the lack of education given to the other children in the class, causing them to fall behind. It is also costly to the tax-payer in terms of sick pay for the teachers who are at their wits end trying to teach these disruptive, unteachable classes.

    It has been established that food additives and poor diet has been a strong causative factor in many of these disruptive pupils. Giving these kids a healthy diet has allowed many of them to excel at school, giving them the benefit of a good education, allowed other kids to get on with their studies too and saved the sanity of many teachers.

    To portray this as “health fascism” is not true and deeply damaging.

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    BOHICA (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again) says:

    Would you be a/. leading the charge, or b/. keeping your head down, if your boss was looking for candidates for immediate redeployment to the unemployment lines? I don’t think so, not on the truly dubious, knee-jerk basis that its against a Tory govt.

    Sorry, I meant ConDem govt. I’m not up with the new terminology yet. Personally, I prefer Coalition govt, but then I’m not the one trying to twist in the last screw of the coffin.

  110. 110
    Mr Ned says:


    Get rid of some of those overpaid, homosexual, racist, left wing comedians for a start.

  111. 111
    Susie says:

    Mariella Frostrup for one… ever wondered why she left Norway? Their lefty taxes are a clue.

  112. 112
    Mr Ned says:

    When I left school, I valeted cars for about a year. We had contracts with most of the local dealerships and what I notices, whenever we did a Pre Delivery Inspection valet on a new Merc, there was ALWAYS a disabled sticker in the windscreen already.

    Buy a merc, park where you like!!!

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    Hartley Pond says:

    That’s just the ticket.

    Provoke them and provoke them again until Uncle Bob has nowehere to go but oblivion.

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    South of the M4 says:

    I chanced parking in a disabled bay the other day. As I walked away a car park warden shouted “, hey, what’s your disability?”. I said “terrets, now fuck off!”.

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    the next Mr Katona says:

    Crow and the unions start crying like babies when they think 1.5 million non-jobs might be for the chop…..but said and did fuck all when Labour started flooding the UK with cheap immigrants who took their union members jobs.

    Loony is the fucking word alright.

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    pigs in space says:

  117. 117
    Budgie says:

    What happens if your boss is “leading the charge”?

    The ‘bosses’ of these departments are the most idle per pound, and they will all certainly make the most damaging cuts they can to “prove” how valuable their departments are. The Tories haven’t an answer for this.

    The only answer is to chop the entire department. The Tories won’t. Their “cuts” will therefore fail.

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    The BBC's digital future says:

    Not having watched BBC “news” and current affairs programmes for a while, their leftism has become even more glaringly obvious to me. Fortunately, the BBC’s digital services should soon provide them with an easy transition into a subscription based viewing model with no further need for any outmoded license enforcement. Doubtless they will want to pursue this avenue to protect their content from the non-license payers that have troubled them for so long. Maybe they could introduce a package that included a subscription to the Labour Party, just like they have now but optional.

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    Lola says:

    Make him drive an underground train from outside and in front of the cab?

  121. 121
    Boring !!! says:

    What does this have to do with Bob Crow?

  122. 122
    simon r says:

    Smothered to death by Diane Abbot ?

  123. 123
    simon r says:

    The best description I ever heard about our Wayne was that he had a face like a clenched fist.

    Equally applies to Bob.

  124. 124
    Peter Grimes says:

    The MilliBananas ARE Leftist students! They are barely into long pants!

  125. 125
    Desert Rat says:

    Did they ever really go away?

  126. 126
    HappyUK says:

    It really is like being in a f**king timewarp listening to Bob Crow speak isn’t it?

  127. 127
    BOHICA (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again) says:

    Maybe they will. I think we’ve gotten too used to frustration and lunacy. Maybe they will pursue a Decapitation Strategy and we lose 50% of the managers. Good for the economy, good for the blood pressure of the lowly minions. Forget about Departments and Quango’s, otherwise you’ll just see a series of amalgamations with no reduction in headcount. Look at legal responsibilities, consultancy companies and employment agencies. Unclamp these from the neck of the public sector and you should see the costs plummet.

    Once upon a time, there used to be messengers, typists, tea-ladies, administrators, etc. These were all done away with over time and replaced with twice as many business partners, policy managers, strategy analysts, diversity co-ordinators, etc, pooling a devolved system of secretarial and office support. I don’t recall the country needing quite so many forward planners, accountants, finance, procurement, or legal staff, to name a few. They never won the Empire or defeated Hitler as far as I’m aware. I recently saw an advert for a Combat HR Officer for the Army which made me laugh. Unfortunately, it wasn’t April. Perhaps the country can learn to live without these jobs once more, without being afraid the world will end as a result.

    Wouldn’t it be fun if the whole process was reversed. The useless over-professionalised parasites could be swept away and replaced with only half that number of jobs that can be easily explained to small children, ones that actually did something (gasp!) useful.

  128. 128
    The TV Licence says:

  129. 129
    The TV Licence says:

    Here, here!

  130. 130
    Anon says:

    The difference being. The PM is trying to get the country to work, the unions are trying to get them not to work.

  131. 131
    Bugs Bunny says:

    Unions, they don’t give a flying fcuk about the British workers, its really about their own jobs and positions, their lefty political masters and their Marxist ideology.

    In other words power hungry manipulative loony tunes the fcuking lot of them, and that my friends is all they are!

    I have nothing more to say on this, that’s all folks!

  132. 132
    A bookshop says:

    Where is this filed – Fantasy, Fiction or Economics ?

  133. 133
    davemcwish says:

    Too light; try coconut or even durian

  134. 134
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Coconut! Did you say coconut? You racist!!!

  135. 135
    The Watcher says:

    Union funding strike pay…..thats new!!!!

  136. 136
    The Watcher says:

    Looks like a Crow doesnt he. He’s got the sort of face you just want to smash with a hammer.His mother should be ashamed of herself for giving birth to this bag of shit.

  137. 137
    Allan@Aberdeen says:

    Labour was formed to ‘represent’ the interests of the working class but it wasn’t formed by the working class. Inspection will show that Labour was formed and financed by rich people for whom socialism is a perfect vehicle for giving them (and only them) power over the rest of us.

  138. 138
    Allan@Aberdeen says:

    A durian eh? Rough on the outside and stinking putrid on the inside. That’s Bob Crowe!

  139. 139
    snurgling says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how humourless and devoid of grace the Hard Lefties are. Bob Crow on “Have It got news..” was like a dark cloud hanging over the whole show. I suppose their brains are so worked up with anger and angst over all the injustices in the world there is no room for humour. Being only irritable is probably as good as it gets in their world.

    I note that many of the leftie comedians of the Thatcher years have quietly sold out and pocketed the cash.

  140. 140
    Bigoted Brit says:

    What if they gave a strike and no-one came?

  141. 141

    Err, just download it yourself.

  142. 142
    Broon says:

    Bob Crowe is a provocatuer and a traitor. He should be hanged.

  143. 143
    Honest View says:

    I think poor behaviour has more to do with lack of disciplinary sanctions than diet, really, though no doubt too many fizzy drinks don’t help.
    It all went wrong when we started to blame teachers and the system for the failure of the unintelligent to learn.

  144. 144
    Honest View says:

    Ferrets? Turrets? Shit, get a dictionary!

  145. 145
    new mp says:

    The death rate in Italy dropped significantly when the doctors went on strike.

  146. 146
    Harriet Harman MP QC says:

    That is Harman-Dromey you insensitive clod!

  147. 147
    john p reid says:

    I couldn’t be bothered to read thorugh all the blogs to see if this has already been said, so sorry for repeating it
    Loony left laobur?
    Bob Crow isn’t and has never been in the labour party

  148. 148
    Peter House says:

    I was just thinking: wouldn’t it be a shame if Bob Crow was battered to death? Let’s pray that doesn’t happen.

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