August 12th, 2010

Money Money Money

The latest batch of donations to the Labour leadership candidates has just emerged. Perhaps most surprising is that millionaire novelist Ken Follet gave Ed Balls £100,000 toward his campaign. And still he won’t pay his interns for their hard work.

David Miliband now has a war-chest of over 320k. Little brother Ed has been buoyed by £28,000 from the GMB but is still way behind his brother and Balls.


UPDATE: Andy Burnham had a donation got ten grand from footballer Jamie Carragher.

UPDATE II: Ed Miliband is spinning that he has an additional £60k to play with that has come in small donations that did not need to be declared to the Electoral Commission.


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    They should all be limited to the same amount. And have to wear sumo suits and slug it out. Or go on those rodeo machines. That would make it more interesting, at least. (Balls could do without the suit. And Di).

  2. 2
    Dack Blog says:

    Oops – not anon. I mean it.

  3. 3
    Jack says:

    And dont’ forget the royalties the Millimissads will receive from the tele film of their heroic, fratricidal combat

    They will make money out of ANYTHING these people like their masters do out of selling books telling us how they ruined the country…

    Sad they don’t have any policy or credibility at all…

  4. 4
    watching paint dry says:

    More exciting tedium from the Labour Leadership race.

  5. 5
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Follett has two t’s Guido. Just remember: twat.

  6. 6
    Lord Ashcroft says:

    It’s appalling!
    Who are these idiots who fund Leadership campaigns ?
    Like I did for Dave’s.

  7. 7
    John Cipher says:

    That should just about pay for a decent curry when Balls takes out his Union chums.

  8. 8

    The most satisfying positions always carry the highest price. Only on this street, the tarts are BUYING!

  9. 9
    concrete pump says:

    Balls spent his money on Hula Hoops.

  10. 10
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Seriously, is the unedifying sight of the insignificant squabbling over the inconsequential really that rivetting other than to the anoraks of LabourList? Anyone interested in a bet that the winner (?) of the Autumn contest will not lead Labour in 2015?

  11. 11
    HenryV says:

    Come on!!!! Who ever wins this competition will become our PM!!!!!!

    (What do you mean there’s bean an election? Honest? Don’t you watch the BBC? )

  12. 12
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    No wonder he was bullied at school.

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    Labour Party...R.I.P. says:

    Is there a Labour leadership race ? I seem to have missed it.In fact thinking about it I didn’t realise that the Labour Party still existed…it certainly seems to have been claiming monies under false pretences of actually being the “Official Opposition”. At one time you could never get the b*gg*rs off the air-waves.Now it seems the only time they come on the “box” is when they keep telling the public that they never agreed with Gordon but could do nothing about him ruining the economy and that we’re all doomed by the Coaltion cuts(although they don’t seem to have any viable alternative themselves for sorting out the mega-mess they left behind). Still no doubt they will rise anew from the ashes under a vibrant and new leadership(oh no sorry its the same old crew that were in situ for the last 13 years).”Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” as the syaing goes !!

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    tee hee hee says:

    they’re doomed and are on a paltry 12%
    oh right! that’s the Lib Dums

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    PabloSantos says:

    Who the heck is funding Balls’ campaign? Lord Ashcroft seems the only likely candidate!

  17. 17
    Not many agree with Nick now says:

    Ah the LibDems…. Now there’s.a party truly “f*ck*d” at the next elections

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    Engineer says:

    Why does any candidate need £320k for an internal leadership election campaign? Maintaining a website for six months, some leaflets and the wine and nibbles for a few do’s should come to about £50k at most, I’d have thought. It’s not as if nobody eligable to vote has heard of them – they’re all big(ish) names in their party.

    This sort of money just looks like they don’t know, or don’t care, about the nation’s economic situation. Oh…hang on…

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    Anonymous says:

    That’s a FAKE!!
    You can tell by looking at his eyes… you can see them <- he's not blinking.

    What a waste of 100k…

  20. 20
    Engineer says:

    That’s not a bet, GOM, that’s pretty much a certainty.

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    Mzzz. ‘Mad’ HaHaPerson, + other Noo_Lie_Bore Wimmin ‘n Clitorati, at the NLB Fund Raising Cake Stall says:

    Luvverly Cream Pies over here lads.

    You choose which one.

  22. 22
    Penfold says:

    Thank god i stopped reading follet a decade ago………….he’s not spending my royalties.

  23. 23
    Mr Politically Incorrect says:

    I’m never reading another Follett book again. Oh, wait, that’s right. I’ve never read his dirge to begin with.

  24. 24
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m free!

  25. 25
    EC1 PhD says:

    What can Ken Follett possibly gain by flushing £100,000 down the loo? Sympathy?

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    Aghast says:


    WTF will he be spending THAT on?

    Everyone knows who he is and everyone knows he is a c’unt.

    What does Ken Follett get out of it?

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    concrete pump says:

    “Andy Burnham had a donation got ten grand from footballer Jamie Carragher”.

    Carragher is a fucking unintelligible wanker, with shit for brains, so i’m not surprised.

    Did Jamie have his translator present when he donated?

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    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Took the words right out of my mouth, Mr Incorrect. In fact, I just looked his books up on Wiki and I do not recognise one title.

  29. 29
    TosserWatch says:

    they belong to his wife and the pair of them are champagne socialist hypocrites

  30. 30
    concrete pump says:

    Oh the joy……

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    anonymous says:

    you are correct, Carragher is a twat and as lousy and cheating a footballer as Burnham claims to be a politician – wankers all

  32. 32
    Gordon Brown says:

    There’s nothing more noble than putting milk in babies.

  33. 33
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    With the lure of free drinks, there were only 30 at Oona King’s campaign party, including her staff. Maybe free peerages next time? What can Labour do to become more popular?

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    fuck the police cunts says:

    hey the fucking police may yet get their cummupance

    CPS origanally decided there was naturally not enough evidence, He sues police and hey presto, CPS bring charges – that’s the way to do it…

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    gildedtumbril says:

    One question. Are these contributions deductable?
    I curse the bastards, anyway.

  36. 36
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    They do because they do, because they do, because they do, because they do, because they do, because they do, because they do ……….

  37. 37
    Daves way is the old way says:

    rant all you want. I am like the old boss and will be increasing taxes in every possible way I can. Tax tax tax and more tax

  38. 38
    The Cops says:

    we will kill him at a later date.

  39. 39
    Tourists-R-Us says:

    Dave wants us to be a tourist nation, show people around your house for £50 a go and stuff. He must have read this before his latest missive:

  40. 40
    Nick says:

    So thats the tory game,wait until crucial vote day bastards

  41. 41
    AC1 says:

    Just a bribe to keep VAT away from a form of entertainment.

  42. 42
    Ken Follett says:

    ooo I’m shitting myself and wondering what I will do without the 20 quid its going to cost me.

  43. 43
    AC1 says:

    CPS will drop the case after taking it over…

  44. 44
    Johnnie Walker says:


    Andy Burnham is now a celebrity WAG…

    What next…

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    2215 AD.Once upon a time lon long ago there was a tory party says:

    There are more socialists with deep pockets than there are conservatives.Enjoy your brief stay in government tories your on the way out,for ever

  46. 46
    Johnnie Depp says:

    The rest goes to the Save Israel Fund

    You know the system…

  47. 47
    Lord Bumwatch of Bumbledon says:

    That amount is sickening!
    People are starving and dieing around us.

  48. 48
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Not sure I follow this one, AC1. How can one bribe an opposition MP, whether standing for leadership or not, to do something deliverable?

  49. 49
    Dream on says:

    None of you got a petition on number 10 asking did you vote for this government and you’ll get a resounding no.Ask if they should be hung!!!

  50. 50
    Who's our Leader says:

    Eds up for a laugh.The only thing funny about Dave is the gonky face he has,like Tim,nice but fucking thick as pigshit.

  51. 51
    Johnnie In Deep says:

    Hey Guido

    The article you reference…

    “Last night Oona King had her first campaign party at her HQ near Canary Wharf. The party had an open invite, advertised on Twitter to King’s 4,000 followers, and had free advertising on Guido. But King could only muster around 30 supporters (and that’s including her team). Listening to King, she was passionate, full of enthusiasm and had sensible policies. So what could be hampering Oona King’s bid? ”


    She filled a telephone box…FFS… even with your free advertising…!

    But you gave her her 15 minutes of fame…

    Next time, please organise a Rave Parteh for her, poor thing, she really needs our help (she and Blinky would make a world beating pair in fact)

  52. 52
    Chutney Cupboard says:

    Do you have to declare prize money from wanking competitions?

  53. 53

    Speaking as a life-long and habitual socialist, I personally do love the feeling of crisp five pound notes between my fat thumbs. We working men deserve as much money and titles and the such-like as the next fat bastard

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Take a look at Anthony Bailey on that list.

    Levy rejected him as a donor to the Labour party because he feared where the £500k came from.

  55. 55
    Gordon Brown says:

    Can I be Labour leader again?

  56. 56
    Jack says:


    Levy was worried “where the £ 500 k came from ?

    Levy ???

    It must be a horror story then…knowing our Cash for Peerages Chum…

  57. 57
    AC1 says:

    You’ve probably heard of ACPO, but have you heard of their local government equivalent SOLACE?

  58. 58
    Ellie does and doesnt says:

    I am still a volunteer for Luvly Blinky…

    Between my fashion trips to Paris and Monte Carlo…

    And I still want his babies, so that I can be important…

  59. 59
    AC1 says:

    More a general point that there’s no VAT on books for no real reason*.

    *As VAT is the worst tax I’d prefer it wasn’t on Anything.

  60. 60
    BrokeBack Cameron says:

    I was so famished I was forced to suck the juice out of Nick’s cock this morning.

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    Lord Ashcroft says:

    Good thing I didn’t fund Cameron’s leadership campaign.

    By which I mean I did.

  63. 63
    Greychatter says:

    I wouldn’t donate a penny to any of them.

    This country is Trillions in debt and they and all the Champagne Socialist are responsible.

    Only they can afford to vote Labour, the poor working classes are the ones paying for their lifestyles and their brand of politics and are being conned by the likes of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair and the others still pushing Socialism.

    We all have to work for our living – there are no free Lunches – everything these people earn and spend is funded by the Taxpayer.

  64. 64
    Martin Day BBC political correspondent says:

    Guido Fawkes to go streaking if “Order Order”wins Political Blog Site of the year.

    We look forward to it

  65. 65
    I am Sick says:

    “What can Labour do to become more popular?”


  66. 66
    concrete pump says:

    Very few tories on this thread, your wasting your fingertip skin.

    Ed Balls would have to be up for a laugh because he’s such a complete cretin.

    You’re either new here, or fucking stupid.

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    shite for brains says:

    Isn’t Follett’s wife the b*tch who claimed thousands of pounds for security on her expenses? Wonder how much of Follett’s donation was paid for by the taxpayer? Bastards!

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    I am Sick says:

    No, but you will have to soon.

  69. 69
    O yea O yea O Yea says:

    He can see the Tories are a spent force. Did you listen to David Willetts this morning.He praised Labour’s work and that they were still using the scheme set up by Labour. He also called the university prospectus a perspectus,thick twat.
    The majority of Tory voters did not want to deal with the Libs and will make the party pay.Desertion will happen.They will see Labour are the only choice.Ken will then get his just desserts.

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    An Economist says:

    You look thru’ this list of £ millions in expenditure (and it is a drop in the ocean)

    It is ALL useless socialist pissing up the wall…

    Pickles should weild the biggest axe Britain has ever seen..

    Only Zanu scrounging luvvies would squeal…

    And we should help him…

  71. 71
    Tory Losers says:

    No. but the 10 K was in hard cash

  72. 72
    Lord Ashcrofts Slush Fund says:

    Damn you , if Balls gets in Labour will be out of action for years

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    Schrödinger's cat says:


  74. 74
    MI5 says:

    We are going to carry Guido into the Chamber of the House of Commons for him to receive the Award from….


  75. 75
    ARU says:

    If they don’t we will refuse to wear firearms during an armed incident.

  76. 76
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    Hi , My names Tim Lovejoy and i am a BBC legend who did not give money to the Labour leadership candidates .

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I could imagine him doing it either way.

    It could be a new sport now his wife won’t let him go to pamplona.

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    Schrödinger's cat says:

    *** claps ***

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    All Lib Dems are tossers says:

    Who are these backward tw*ts voting labour? They’re just not clever enough to vote Conservative because of their single brain cells.

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    All Lib Dems are tossers says:

    Oh pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze – get a brain cell.

  81. 81

    Ken Follett must be great with websites, he’s the only twat to find Ed Balls donate button!

  82. 82
    All Lib Dems are tossers says:

    once again[with feeling] ***claps***

  83. 83
    Paul T Horgan says:

    The main feature of the Labour leadership election is that the male candidates appear indistinguishable from each other in so many ways.

    So, given the above, a mixture of any two of the candidates would suffice to lead the party.

    But what kind of mixture?

    Using the latest morphing technologies, I have determined that the best candidate would be 80% David Miliband with 20% Ed Balls.

    Want to see how?

    Watch the video of the candidates morphing seamlessly into each other here.

  84. 84
    concrete pump says:

    You’re a bit late this morning Timbo.

  85. 85
    Hugh Janus says:

    “No wonder he was bullied at school.”

    Richly deserved, what far-sighted and intelligent pupils must have attended the same school. They obviously could spot an odious and repugnant little creep in the making.

  86. 86
    Boom boom da boom says:

    Disband rocks

  87. 87
    EC1 PhD says:

    stomp the floorboards too ***claps***

  88. 88
    BT Technician says:

    Ed who ?

  89. 89

    Only if you work a week in hand!

  90. 90
    BT Technician says:

    Deduct it against tax…

  91. 91
    Bob the Builder says:

    I will provide the ladder for the Dwarf…

  92. 92
    If you don't know someone who was there last month don't go. says:

    It only takes a couple of bad reports on a few websites to kill the tourist industry. And that is exactly what tour guides do, they try to paint the competition bad while giving glowing reports about their own,its got so bad you don’t know what to believe anymore.Tit fer tat has been going on so long its ruined it for most.

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    Vote for them says:

    Thanks to incompetent criminal governments

  94. 94
    Webbots says:

    Fawkes hit count yesterday = 30

  95. 95
    Jackie Kennedy says:

    Has there ever been a Party leadership race in the UK of such little interest ?

    Where not one of the candidates has any policies except personal narcissism..?

    Where the candidates of so throroughly third rate ?

    It is appaling even to watch it from far…

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    Engineer says:

    Given the state of the Labour Party’s finances, the socialists with deep pockets seem remarkably tight-fisted.

    The Conservative (and the Liberal) Party has been around a lot longer than the Labour party, which currently seems to have difficulty getting it’s membership numbers to sustainable levels. As to the future, who knows? There are all sorts of “unknown unknowns” round the corner. Predicting the demise of any of the major parties smacks more of wisful thinking than intelligent analysis.

  97. 97
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    “UPDATE: Andy Burnham had a donation got ten grand from footballer Jamie Carragher.”

    this says it all

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    Too fat to move,and give a shit Pickled says:

    I am trying but every time I go to get up there’s more pies.

  99. 99
    Jack says:

    For one Ashcroft legally declared, Zanu Labour has dozens of dubiuous non doms, contributors and bent peers……

    Labour have destroyed the credibility of Parliament…

    Just take a look if you are not blind !!

  100. 100
    Brazil Bush says:

    Boom boom ha ha ha

  101. 101
    T Bills says:

    Pay more then sucker

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    The first entry sets the tone:

    “Government Offices for the Regions, Staff Health and Safety – Stress Angels (Corporate Massage), £1,673….”

    That’s one whole month of my income tax paying for some civil servant scrote to get his back rubbed.

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    capitol D says:


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    AC1 says:

    Maybe a concerted push to join the coop and get them to drop Labours overdraft might help.

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    Chutney Ripple Ice Cream says:

    Can the weighing of ones stools give any indication to ones general state of health?

  107. 107
    I am Sick says:

    It’s a teeming sewer, corrupt backscratching wheels within wheels within wheels, an occupying army of parasites, leeching their livelihoods of of the back of the taxpaying public. You could scrap virtually everyone of them and save billions. None would notice their demise, still less even care.

  108. 108
    Gordo holed up in Jockland weighing his stools says:

    I weigh mine every day…

    But I still remain a nutter…

  109. 109

    yes. Its called OCD.

  110. 110
    Sir Everard Digby says:

    I enjoy Ed’s laughs -shafting the taxpayer for his food bills, fucking the education system,fucking pensions. Very funny.

    Thank fuck he’s not getting serious.

  111. 111
    Polly Twaddle says:

    So that’s what you are up to you Mentalist…

    Are you putting their weight into your book on how you saved the world and wrecked Britain ?

  112. 112

    New book, by Ken Folly

    Eye of the needless.

    A disabled man lives on a remote Scottish island with a wife he doesn’t love.
    He has had severe mental problems coming to terms with his accident.
    Some other stuff about a spy.
    Man is killed and pushed into the sea…

  113. 113
    Taking bets says:

    Who is going to be knocked out first, black mumba Abbot?

  114. 114
    Jim Hacker says:

    I just have to ask: Why the fuck would anyone waste a penny on Balls or Burnham???

  115. 115
    Pinch-faced Scottish harridan pretending to be a doctor says:

    Your poo really stinks!!

  116. 116
    Francis Urquhart says:

    Balls, it’s the thing his wife took from him.

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    MI5 says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Who are these idiots? Just idiots. It’s not like Ashcroft’s money got him anything more than a useless sack of left-wing shit.

    The idiots who fund these twats just never, ever, learn.

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    TosserWatch says:

    2215…that prediction is about as realistic as gordon having saved the world…dream on sunbeam

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    Andy Burnham has asked the owner of this blog to make clear that he is a scouser.

    A proper northern lad, with a whippet and a tin bath.
    He steals lead and hubcaps and worked in the docks until the thieving Tories banned shipping. He knows all the words to ferry across the Mersey and has conceived at least one child at the Kop and one at Gwladys Street Stand, just to ensure equal support.
    His campaign theme is Penny Lane.

    Mr Burnham would like to point out he is from Liverpool, as he feels this has gone unnoticed so far in this campaign.

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    Another Yank says:

    I’m sure that the Liberals had to have had some boring elections back when they only had a half dozen MPs, outside of that i’m really getting nothing else on boredom. There have been plenty of shitty candidate elections though, Labour 1980 and the Tories in 2001 come to mind.

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    MI5 says:

    There’s probably £ millions hidden in there for drugs, prostitutes, rentboys and you name it…plus false accounting…

    It is a teeming torrent of filth…

    It will take years to get to the bottom of it all…like the lobbyists…

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    TosserWatch says:

    both cp

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    What a mug says:

    Jamie Carragher has made a truly blinding gaffe here, oh dear oh dear this will not go down well in Liverpool.

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    Not rich enough – or on enough ‘benfits’ – to be a Socialist says:

    A rich soshalyst is like a Medieval Lord paying the church and ‘doing good works’ : – Guilt Money

  127. 127
    Jim Hacker says:

    True, they are starting to look more pitiful than a decent number of TPLACs.

  128. 128
    Wavey Davey says:

    La la la la la la la la I’m not listening la la la la la la la la

  129. 129
    Doctor Mick says:

    I thought Burnham was an Everton supporter. Why is Carragher giving him dosh?

  130. 130
    Tourists-R-Us says:

    is that it?


  131. 131
    BrokeBack Cameron says:

    Don’t you dare make fun of Gordo. I wuv him.

  132. 132
    President Obama says:

    Yes We Can!

  133. 133
    terruebluw says:

    because Carragher is fuckin’ stupid

  134. 134
    Lil Olmey says:

    Still too expensive.

  135. 135
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “your on the way out,for ever”

    Read that. Read it again. And again. Can you spot the error? The error that tells everyone you’re a moron? No? And that’s why you’re the sort of useless air-thief who supports Mad Hattie Harperbeing’s Parasite Party; the Party that doubled income tax for the poorest workers, sold the gold for peanuts, started illegal wars and bankrupted Britain. Yay!

    Oh well, at least you’re screaming, which is good. Over the next few years, you’re going to scream more, and more loudly. I love it when parasites scream.

  136. 136
    Yvette Cooper says:

    You can have him, please, just take him, I’ll even pay you.

  137. 137
    P. Doff says:

    I dunno… it’s a bit of a toss-up really.

  138. 138
    Doctor Mick says:

    “No wonder he was bullied at school.”

    Mercilessly, I hope.

  139. 139
    Stop making fun of Gordo or I'll cwy and cwy and cwy says:

  140. 140
    Lady Nye says:

    Of course, you saved the world, you are god.

  141. 141
    Martin Day BBC political correspondent says:

    Here’s one for you Guido

    RED RAG: Red Rag – The Ex-Orange Tory MP , his double pay, a Ugandan Property Investment Company and

  142. 142
    What a mug says:

    The stupid never learn:

    The grandmother at the centre of Gordon Brown’s “bigotgate” election disaster has made another foray into politics – in support of his party.

    Gillian Duffy, who the former Prime Minister branded a “bigoted woman” came this time not to bury Labour but to praise them.

    She was guest of honour at the official opening of the Rochdale constituency office of the Lancashire town’s new MP Simon Danczuk – the victorious Labour candidate.

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    Anonymous says:

    Deep pockets, yes, but short arms.

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    coppers says:

    “Ed Miliband is spinning that he has an additional £60k to play with that has come in small donations ……..”

    one for him, one for me, one for him, one for me ……. way to go Eddie boy

  145. 145
    anonymous says:

    I think she’s all they’ve got left

  146. 146
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Try telling that to dear Auntie Beeb it`s even more important than AGW

  147. 147
    Oona King says:

    Vote for me and as mayor, my sista Dy Ann Fat Bott will give a free lapdance in lingerie to every man.

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    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Carraghers an Evertonian too.

  149. 149
    Rudyard Kipling says:

    The dog returns to its vomit
    The sow returns to its mire
    And the fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the fire.

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    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Just sums up the mentality of the Labour drones really.

  151. 151
    Gordon Brown says:

    I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! I feel pretty and witty and bright!

  152. 152
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Offsetting a boat against tax makes sense; you have a cheaper boat. But a donation to some moron in Westminster? I don’t see the donor’s financial gain here.

  153. 153
    Lord Martin of Springburn says:

    Wanna hit up some secretaries tonight Prez?

  154. 154
    AC1 says:

    Yes We Can emulate the weimar republic.

  155. 155
    British People says:

    You are a waste of valuable oxygen, kill yourself.

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    Kerbcrawler says:

    Stress Angels? Is that what they call them now?

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    Rudolph Vaselino says:

    the folletts are hoping to fondle ermine…pair of leftie writes bollocks the other talks it….both champagne socialists of the very worst sort.

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    cache is clean says:

    This post is not showing as top on the home page.

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    Stress Angel says:

    Anal will be an extra sixty quid.

  160. 160
    Troll Slut says:

    will troll for cash. I’m for sale to whoever pays the most

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    Liverpool says:

    We’d just like to point out that we were very glad to get rid of Burnham, and wish he’d stay gone. Oh, and if he’s a Scouser, why has he got a Manc accent?

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    Rudolph Vaselino says:

    thanks Rolf

  163. 163
    camp Guard says:

    Is this Rochdale in Poland?

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    Dancz uk sounds like one of guidos old rave names says:


  166. 166

    Does Carragher realise Burnham’s a Toffee?

  167. 167
    Time & Future says:

    No doubt the bottomless pit that is the funds available to BP are digging deep into phony Obo as we read.

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    AC1 says:

    I am reliably informed that even his teachers hated him because he was so slimy.

  169. 169

    He’s had a suspicious amount of mascara on for ages – perhaps he’s getting spit roasted by the Chelsea crew on the quiet…

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    Engineer says:

    From Wikipaedia:

    “Burnham was born in Aintree, Liverpool, the son of a telephone engineer father and a receptionist mother, and brought up in Culcheth, near Warrington, close to the village of Lowton (which is at the southern end of the Leigh Parliamentary Constituency), where his family moved to when his father was promoted to a job in Manchester. He was educated at St. Lewis’ Primary School and St Aelred’s Roman Catholic High School (now St Aelred’s Catholic Technology College) in Newton-le-Willows, before going on to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he read for an MA in English.[1]”

    For those not familiar with the area, Culcheth is quite posh, and Newton-le-Willows is certainly not deprived, either. Burnham is another champagne socialist, albeit one with a Lancashire accent.

  171. 171
    Gordon Brown says:

    Hi. My name is Gordon Brown and I am a political legend.

  172. 172
    Pig Sick says:

    I quite enjoy KF”s books.

  173. 173
    Wough? says:

    Dey do dough don’t dey dough!

  174. 174
    no says:

    Guido,you steal my 100

  175. 175
    Gieger says:

    Its very radio active too

  176. 176

    Any of the msm news channels pointing out Bob Crow’s 12% pay rise, which, with expenses, takes his total package to 3k more than the Prime Minister?…. – Thought not!

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    Fuck off Burnham,was the main shout in the KOP says:

    a manky Manc

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    Ethan says: Brown’s book -The Change we choose….check out and maybe add to the Customer reviews. why not tlet the author know the esteem that we hold for him eh?

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    You cannot govern disbelievers says:

    Politicians have destroyed the credibility of parliament.

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    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Follett = Fucking Old Labour Leftie Treating Testicles

  181. 181
    The mod of the noid says:

    what insanity is this mod for.
    You cannot g*overn d*isbelievers says:
    August 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    P*oliticians have d*estroyed the c*redibility of p*arliament.

  182. 182
    Troffers.pre list says:

    The Royals = troffers
    Politicians = troffers
    Ad men = troffers
    Cops = troffers
    Media = troffers

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Civil service = troffers

  184. 184
    Langue D'Oc says:

    BBC reports that Balls totals 103k… so 100 from Follet and only 3k from other ppl.

  185. 185
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    30 guests! …….. *** claps ***

  186. 186
    Lil Olmey says:

    In other words, a cautionary tale of what happens when the nut-house door is left unlocked.

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    Nick B says:

    This i repugnant… candidacies should be limited to millionaires who can afford to pay their own campaigns (except the champagne socialists who have made their millions from state sponging). That would be fair.

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    yes, they have detatched houses there.
    very middle class.

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    anonymous says:

    no kiddin’

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    anonymous says:

    I grew up about tw0 miles from Aintree. Once a year they have a horse racing day. You can hear the thud of the hooves as the horses run around the course. That must be the sound of Andy Burnham then….

  191. 191
    Postlethwaite says:

    What is an intern?

    Short for internal? international? what?

  192. 192
    the last quango in paris says:

    what do unite have against the aviation industry?

    i hate trade unions – come on dave get rid of them

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    anonymous says:

    seen them – some people make comments on site including ‘don’t review book if you haven’t read it’ type things – some people have no sense of comedy

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    Billion Dollars says:

    I was planning to spend some of my billions to get these useless socialist idiots out of the country for good! I have just found out that it is illegal and immoral to dress them up in orange jumpsuits and fly them to an unknown destination for a kick about without their consent! Tsk.

  195. 195
    Rev. Cuntwatcher says:

    ‘Labour are the only choice’…O Yea thats a cracker..when did you take
    up comedy ?…unfortunately there are millions of brainless c’unts like you that voted for them…the only choice..yeah and didn’t they do well for us all.

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    Twitterlugs says:

    with the abysmal service and attitude that the average tourist resort offers its amazing we get as many visitors as we do.

  197. 197
    tit says:

    Unite just on the box and from what they are saying we’re heading for more airport disruption on the bank holiday..bastards just love the power they hold over us

  198. 198

    Who the fcuk cares who is leader of the labour party?

    Why is it so interesting which GramscoStaliNazi from the identity-parade lined up before us is going to screw the manacles onto “the people” anew, and set up the Impaling-Stakes in the gully-grids?

    Also, the Jews among this lot lined up to lead it, whether it wins the next election or not (it is irrelevant) ought to bloody well know better. Socialists are not the friends of Jews, as Europe found out to its cost, and as the Miliboys will too. Just look at how Israel is treated these days.

    Perhaps the world needs its nose rubbed in another Holocaust, as people seem to have forgotten the first one.

  199. 199

    Look, we actually don’t need any of these “Labour” people at all.

    They are what accountants would term “a cost”.

    Why not just close-down all their offices and burn all the records?

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    The Golem says:

    Isn’t it one of those strange American imports? referring to young and much abused young idealists volunteering in any organisation for work experience.
    Usually the remuneration amounts to peanuts or, in some cases, only the additional fitness they gain from dodging the pervs and psychos who haunt the corridors of power.

    Perhaps this is too one-sided a view!

  201. 201
    Cassandrina says:

    What would be interesting is if Frederick Forsyth is giving money to any of the candidates.
    He is an acknowledged Labour supporter even though he declared war on Blair who he could not stand.
    Guido should ask him, as he can be very direct – he may even be going to Blair’s book signing to throw a rotten egg at him?

  202. 202

    Why is Burnham accepting cash from Jamie Carragher (on earns more than £80,000 p/w) when he once said, “money has poisoned our national game. Our game has rampant commercialism”?

  203. 203
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    I wouldn’t give Balls the time of day let alone £100K

    The fact that someone would is desparately sad and shows an acute lack of intelligence.

    Still, it shows that Balls is not the only Twat out there!!!

  204. 204
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Oh fuck off!!

  205. 205
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Go Balls!!!

  206. 206
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    A perfect pair of knuckle draggers

  207. 207
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    There’s nothing less noble than a failed Labour Prime Minister

  208. 208
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    No, Fuck off!!

  209. 209
    Sir Barrington Minge says:


  210. 210
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Hi. My name is Gordon Brown and I am a political bell-end.

  211. 211
    Greychatter says:

    T Bills:

    So what do you draw then, Housing Benefit, Tax Credits, Disability allowance, Job seekers allowance, Family allowance, Unemployment benefits etc. etc.etc.??

    How long have you been working, How many do you employ, How much tax have you ever paid??

  212. 212

    Who said there is no money about!!!

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