August 25th, 2010

Looks Like a Bentley

Big Guido fan Tim Walker over at the Telegraph’s Mandrake is offering readers a bottle of champagne if they can identify the mysterious “B” on that baseball cap:

Looks a lot like a B for “Bentley” logo to Guido. So the bottle of champagne this way please Tim…


252 Comments

  1. 1
    Tom FD says:

    Wouldn’t be “Bill” by any chance? Which would be… his own name…

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  2. 2
    concrete pump says:

    Bellend, bummer, bumnast, bumder, ballbag, bollockhead……..

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  3. 3
    Jonah McDoom says:

    Is it B for botty? I like botty fun.

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  4. 4
    GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

    Never mind this garbage Guido, what about the fact that George Osborne has broken the law?

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    • 26
      Sir William Waad says:

      Been on holiday this year yet?

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    • 39
      The Clamouring says:

      yup

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    • 49
      Georgie Chancerlaw says:

      “……what about the fact that George Osborne has broken the law?”

      Ooh, I’m scared.

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    • 59
      South of the M4 says:

      Technically not ‘law’ until October. So no, he has not.

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      • 69
        GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

        Oh, so you are saying that George Osborne ignored the law in order to enable him to lie to the Commons that his buget was progressive when it was in fact regressive.

        Worse and worse.

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        • 75
          get real, fuck nuts says:

          Yeah, what’s wrong with that, he’s a fucking politician FFS?

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        • 76
          Anonymous says:

          no, he’s saying that it’s “technically not ‘law’ until October. So no, he has not.”

          see how the words explain themselves?

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        • 80

          Boohoo – simply employing the word ‘progressive’ in a way that does not meet your approval now counts as lying does it?

          I’d argue that anything that takes us away from Labour welfarism is progress, and thus counts as progressive – so Osbourne was in fact telling the truth, and defecit deniers like you are shown up for the parochial Fabian vanguard of the revolution that you want to be.

          Please wake me up when this becomes more than a spat over words fomented by a political campaigning group that hides behind ‘child poverty’ to promote the welfarist agenda.

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            So, it is, in the eyes of Tories, progressive to tax poor people more than rich people?
            That is all I have been waiting for the Tories here to say.

            I think your coalition partners will disagree with your Tory definition of the word.

            Thank you for doing my work for me.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Ah, even Theresa thinks they’ve broken the law:

            http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/aug/03/theresa-may-letter-chancellor-cuts

            impact assessment is already required for some groups now, will be extended to others in 2011.

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          • 10p tax rate says:

            “……progressive to tax poor people more than rich people?”

            No , we had to wait for the Labour Party to attempt that one.

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          • Tory, moi?

            Nah mate – English Democrat and libertarian – I just hate the state and want it to stay out of my life, hate the EU, and would be far more radical in cuts than the brokeback coalition, so there’s no place for me in the Conservative Party.

            Like I said, though – this is just a semantic spat for purely political ends and will die a natural death because nobody but you cares whether Osbourne used the word ‘progressive’ in your approved sense.

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          • Ah – reading Theresa May’s letter I realise that the ‘law’ that is supposedly being broken is the restrictive and illiberal ‘equality’ legislation that the communist fifth columnists managed to pollute our system with in the last parliament.

            There’s a simple answer to this – repeal the bloody law, remove the requirement to waste time and effort on ‘impact analysis’ or whatever bullshit name is given to the process, and sack all equality/diversity/whatever staff on the grounds that their presence is inimical to freedom and common sense.

            I’m much more relaxed about poor Ossie falling foul of the law now that I know it’s not a real law…

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          • Engineer says:

            Would someone be kind enough to define what “progressive politics” is?

            My suspicion is that it’s a useful catch-all phrase meaning anything the user would like it to mean, changing with changing circumstances.

            I have heard politicians of all three main parties describe various of their policies as “progressive”, and dismiss the policies of other parties as “not progressive” or “regressive”.

            One man’s progress can be another man’s regression – the phrase used in current political context is far too vague to mean anything to me.

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          • concrete pump says:

            Good show Paragnostic.

            http://www.voteenglish.org/

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          • Sir William Waad says:

            ‘Progressive’ can be used of taxation as a technical term. meaning ‘falling more on better-off people’. It’s imprecise in that it’s unclear whether it means that the well-off pay tax at a higher percentage rate (income tax, stamp duty) or just pay more tax (council tax, VAT).

            Interestingly, our most regressive tax is Tax Credits, a weird negative tax that sits alongside two positive taxes, income tax and national insurance. Tax Credit clawbacks produce marginal overall tax rates of over 60% for people on low incomes who start to earn more.

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          • smoggie says:

            “progressive” may be just another weasel word but Osbourne’s budget is progressive.

            I wonder if Tat – the Poor’s new found champion – has ever wondered why many remain poor when they get so heavily subsidised by the state. It’s a lifestyle choice.

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          • Osborne increased the tax on low paid workers' incomes = Regressive Budget says:

            George Osborne’s budget has increased the tax liability of low paid workers.

            It appears that George Osborne is making the lifestyle choice for low paid workers.

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        • 121
          I am Sick says:

          Buget? Is that near Puget Sound?

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        • 220
          Unsworth says:

          WTF does ‘progressive’ mean, anyway? All these idiots are using the word without any clarity as to its meaning or its particular application. It’s just another piece of jargon which can mean anything you want it to mean. Total bollocks.

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    • 98
      Harridan Hatemen says:

      My equalities act means that nobody can ever do anything that new labour would disapprove of or it can be reversed in the court of public opinion.

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      • 136
        Marchamont says:

        Example

        A guesthouse has a practice of only serving breakfast between 7.00 and 9.00 am. This disadvantages people like James, whose disability requires him to take medication mid-morning before he eats any food. If it would be reasonable for the owner to alter his practice and provide James with a breakfast later in the morning, but the owner fails to do so, he could be found to have discriminated against James by failing to make a reasonable adjustment.

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        • 156

          Or James could take his tablet earlier, or fuck off to McDs for an egg mufin and some superheated coffee substitute.

          Why should the law determine whether we bend over backwards to accommodate others? Isn’t common sense and normal polite behaviour enough?

          All this law did was to promote another legion of boxtickers and parasites to positions of power over the individual or business, all with gold plated salaries and pensions of course.

          It’s the first thing that should be added to the Bonfire of Socialist Vanities that this country so badly needs.

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      • 179
        Marchamont says:

        I suffer from the now accepted medical condition of “fuckwit intolerance” and expect to be fully protected by Harriet’s law.

        Anyone who behaves like a fuckwit will be discriminating against me, and liable to prosection.

        I may even qualify for DLA.

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        • 241
          equity abhors a Maxim says:

          Have you seen the form? Fat chance – even if you lay out your life in lurid detail for the benefit of the health Stasi. You’d be better off sitting on the High Street with a cap to collect coppers from the public.

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    • 116
      Anonymous says:

      Its a stupid shit Law of unintended consequences. Ignore it. Although obviously jobsworth Public Sector workers like yourselfwill be unable to do this. “But It says in the roolz……”

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      • 177
        Anonymous says:

        Engineer asks “Would someone be kind enough to define what “progressive politics” is?”
        It is a means by which politicians can say things in a form which can be interpreted to mean whatever you want it to mean & they can claim you have misunderstood what it means in the event of your interpretation not supporting them.
        e.g. “that bigoted woman”

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      • 183
        212 F says:

        fuck off and out the kettle on…..of you can’t can you ,following the rules,muppet

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    • 248
      Anonymous says:

      so what

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  5. 5
    concrete pump says:

    Bigboy, ooooooh!

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  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    B for “i’m the Bitch”

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  7. 7
    Anonymong says:

    B for “i’m the Bitch”

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  8. 8
    Old Hack says:

    As every paranoid UKIP conspiracy nut will tell you, its ‘Bildaberg’ ;)

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  9. 9
    tit says:

    Breitling ?

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  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    What has Hague done to get under your skin Guido?

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    • 13
      GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

      There are two reasons for this story: Guido is homophobic so he and his homophobic readers salivate at any opportunity to bash gays and he is also using this post to skate over the real story of the day: George Osborne broke the law by failing to carry out a mandatory assessment of his budget.

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      • 18
        GrimeLord says:

        Fuck off

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      • 19
        concrete pump says:

        Lol, (snort).

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      • 20
        ooer says:

        I’m not homophobic, I just hate gayers.

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        • 34
          GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

          George Osborne will have to apologise to the Commons and admit that his budget is regressive not progressive.

          He will have to adjust his budget to charge the rich more in taxation and the poor less.

          Only by doing this will he be able to belatedly complete and submit the assessment that he is legally required and only then will he be able to claim the budget is progressive.

          You morons just don’t get it, do you? The very existence of the Coalition depends upon it being progressive. This is not just a fiscal issue, it is also a deeply political one.

          Even if Osborne doesn’t get hauled up before the beak, at the very least I have got the imbeciles at the Treasury very worried indeed and running around like headless chickens this morning desperately trying to repair the illegal omission they are guilty of.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Steady on. Granted, the ‘law’ says he has to do an assessment, but that’s all. What happens then is entirely up to the government.

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          • concrete pump says:

            “at the very least I have got the imbeciles at the Treasury very worried indeed.”

            Well done. Award yourself a biscuit.

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          • Must get a pseudonym one day says:

            A split-infinitive and ending a sentence with a preposition in the same post is something up with which we will not put.

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            The law says he had to assessment.
            He didn’t do the assessment.
            End of story.

            The Chancellor of the Exchequer has broken the law.

            Lawmakers cannot be lawbreakers.

            I doubt Osborne will be forced to resign as he is David Cameron’s friend and David Cameron is more loyal to his friends than to the country but I expect a few heads will have to roll at the Treasury.

            All in all it has been a very constructive morning’s work.

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            Rhetorical devices old boy.
            Check some of Churchill’s speeches. If it were left up to you someone like you they would have been filletted of all their effect.

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          • Sir William Waad says:

            Who do you fancy for the Fourth Test?

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            I must say I’ve never fancied any cricket players.

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          • Useful Idiot spotter says:

            Keep posting this semantic drivel as it provides a constant reminder of why people like you should never be given the levers of power in this country again. Keep up the good work.

            You are a useful idiot and I claim my £5.

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          • Yoda says:

            Fine with it am I

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          • Engineer says:

            Rachel Heyhoe-Flint was quite a girl in her day, and the England Women’s team carry all before them at the moment (in the sporting, not mammarian, sense, that is).

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      • 27
        Peter Grimes says:

        Repeating your daft refrain doesn’t make it any more true. Now fuck off and annoy some more sheep!

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        • 36
          GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

          It is not even lunchtime and I have got Tory HQ on the run.
          Excellent.
          What fun!

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          • concrete pump says:

            You really are a self important wanker, even the Tories on this thread don’t give a fuck and you’re prancing around thinking you’ve made a difference.

            Deluded twat, keep taking the pills.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Is that your idea of fun, you poor morose mutha fucka?

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            For goodness sake, lighten up guys.
            You, as fellow commenters should be celebrating the fact that the contents of blogs have a real time effect on those who claim to represent us but instead you are bemoaning that precious fact.

            The phrase vinegar tits springs to mind.

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          • cracker tat tat says:

            “The phrase vinegar tits springs to mind.”

            Ooh you are awful…….no really, you are fucking awful.

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          • Rev. Cuntwatcher says:

            george take your postings and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            Judging by the garbage rebuttals the argument has been won.

            George Osborne lied to the house and broke the law.

            Thank you for taking part Tory trolls.

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          • zzzzzzzz says:

            “George Osborne lied to the house and broke the law.”

            Yawn

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            And thank you for taking part as well Tory troll.
            You can go back to bed now.

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          • Do not feed the mongs says:

            Your trying to lighten up tory drones and trolls.

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          • Anonymous says:

            “You can go back to bed now.”

            I’ve heard of people like you, fucking perv. And keep away from my cock.

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          • Peter Grimes says:

            36

            If that’s directed at me I’m flattered, but I really don’t think that JSA for an unemployed CA counts as employment by Tory HQ!

            Gizza (well-paid) job!

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      • 50
        Backwoodsman says:

        My goodness, have you beeboids been holding another away day brain storming session at our expense again ?
        Interim measure 1 , accuse anyone who isn’t a labour party member of being homophobic.
        Interim measure 2 , fabricate a news item to discredit the coalition plans not to spend money they haven’t got, by saying it will hurt the poor.
        Interim measure 3 , give maximum exposure to the next Dear Leader, Miliband specimen D.

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          GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

          Backwoodsman.
          I have made no mention, until now, of the Torturer in Chief, David Miliband.

          And neither am I a fan of the BBC. If I had my way the budget of the BBC would be halved.

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          • fruit watch says:

            No, you just hate our Georgie don’t you? Bastard.

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            I am taking Georgie down, in real time.
            Good one, isn’t it.
            This is a demonstration of the power of the blogosphere.

            And while influencial events like this are happening, Guido is posting stuff about product insignias.

            Says it all really doesn’t it.

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          • Daddy says:

            Go away you poor, deluded fool.

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          • GEORGE BROKE THE LAW AND THE LAW WON! says:

            My work here is done and I am going for a really nice lunch now.

            I think I deserve it. After all, I have single handedly won the debate.

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          • prat a tat tat says:

            Yeah, fuck off tat.

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          • tat expert says:

            Tat doesn’t double space you prat.

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          • George Broke the Law is TAT says:

            Tat , its you isnt it. Do you actually have a life outside this Blog ?

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          • Bartholomew - George Osbornes teddy says:

            My man is above the law. How else would he have escaped the legal consequences of the Bullingdon?

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          • I am Sick says:

            I think poor George’s Ribena has been spiked.
            He is ahem, “taking down the government” one blog at a time on this website.
            They put some powerful shit in your purple drink eh George?

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      • 186
        Slobbering says:

        I confess

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  11. 11
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ll make a statement about this to my cabinet of egg soldiers in 5 minutes. Right after I have my fizzy orange.

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  12. 14
    GrimeLord says:

    B is for Bumder

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  13. 15
    AC69 says:

    B for Bender.

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  14. 16
    Sir William Waad says:

    Sorry, Guido, but it looks as though Bentley’s baseball caps use the traditional ‘winged B’ logo:

    http://www.pa-wood.co.uk/pdf/Bentley-Collection-Full-Product%20List.pdf

    That they do baseball caps at all is rather shocking.

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    • 25
      Anonymous says:

      Not really – just look at the average buyer of Conti GTs.

      I blame the Germans for taking ‘em downmarket. Wouldn’t have happened in WO’s day.

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  15. 17
    Mr Plum says:

    B is for Baldies Must Wear Hats

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  16. 21
    John Cipher says:

    Barmpot.

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  17. 22
    gildedtumbril says:

    You’ve all got it wrong. It is B for bastard.

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  18. 23
    John Cipher says:

    Boddingtons – as in 16 a day.

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  19. 28
    last of the bum benders says:

    Up your Bullingdon.

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  20. 30
    Sarah Macauley says:

    B is for beard.

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  21. 33
    Trev says:

    A lot of people on this board are sooo very unsure of their own sexuality.

    And before you start — fek you too … again.

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  22. 35
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will make a statement to the house about this at 14.30

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  23. 37
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Silly seasons here lol

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  24. 38
    Penfold says:

    T’aint Bentley.

    B as in Bugger you.

    The normal response for politicians

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  25. 41
    Dew Doe says:

    Bent Bum Bandit Bill ?

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  26. 43
    Whiny Labour HQ pussy says:

    B is Beating my meat furiously to a photo of my Gordo! Don’t you dare make fun of him! He makes my tiny winkie hard! Fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip fip. SKRUUUUSH!

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  27. 45
    In Europe and Ruled by Europe... says:

    It’s short for Brussels of course – this is the new branding for the External Action Service. Millions have been spent on this, and all Foreign Secrataries are required to wear them at all times.

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  28. 46

    “Bell-end”; he’s breaking it in for the next Labour leader.

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  29. 48
    Mentalist Brown says:

    B is for Bigot.

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  30. 51
    Conspiracy Theorist says:

    I think you’ll find it’s Bilderberg

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  31. 57
    Sir William Waad says:

    Budokwai Club?

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  32. 63
    Gordon Brown says:

    B is for Bend over.

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  33. 70
    Chris Bryant says:

    Blow me.

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  34. 73
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want you to Boost my Bot-Bot.

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  35. 77
    Pete says:

    Barnsley.

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  36. 78
    Margaret Beckett says:

    Bitch.

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  37. 84
    Bad Deal says:

    I see Old H has been busy.Maybe he can enlighten us re Ozzys crimes?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/24/twitter-backfires-climate-camp

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  38. 87
    Jacqui Smith's fat hubby says:

    Big Titted Cheerleaders IV.

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  39. 89

    Bukkake – usually in the dojo after a swift bout of “O shiri no kobushi asobi” with young Myers…

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  40. 90
    Apache pilots and psychos club says:

    while everyone twitters and twatters I was out whacking as many as possible.

    http://news.antiwar.com/2010/08/23/us-drone-strike-destroys-house-full-of-children-in-pakistan/

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  41. 92
    Jacqui Smith's fat hubby says:

    Bestiality Adventures 3.

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  42. 94
    Apache pilots and psychos club says:

    fucking mod
    while everyone twitters and twatters I was out whacking as many as possible.

    http://tinyurl.com/2b3d7bn

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  43. 97
    Mr Plum says:

    Looks like a B inside an O – Barack Obama

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  44. 101
    Gonk says:

    B for “Boss” — Hugo Boss.
    Artfully created fashions for the man or woman about town.
    By the way I nearly bought a man bag on holiday.
    just saying

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    • 236
      Jethro says:

      101 Good Grief! Whatever would Alan Clark say about someone who ‘nearly’ bought his own scrotum!

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  45. 102
    Anonymous says:

    The loony cat in a bin woman may or may not be charged for her actions, but the sight of Skynews, and other packs of cretins, hounding her from the front door to her car is really scraping the barrel of reportage.
    These filth should be charged with harrassment.

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  46. 104
    Anonymous says:

    Brokeback?

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  47. 105
    is he dead yet says:

    Bankerswine

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  48. 108
    anonymous says:

    looks like a B
    smells like a B
    wears like a B
    must be a Datsun Cherry

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  49. 109
    Pete says:

    Beer.

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  50. 113
    Lord Prescott of Food and Eating says:

    Big Mac.

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    • 147
      Her Majesties Inspector of Correct Names to use on Blogs says:

      Dear #113 Could you please post under your full name ie

      “Lord Prescott of Food and Eating paid for by the taxpayer and did you know Im now a Baron and my former colleagues are all collaborators”

      Thank You

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      • 160
        Bartholomew - George Osbornes teddy says:

        Ah, most exalted one. Can you instruct the various imposters to post under their correct name of Dick Sniffin – Lord Bugger of the Nutters and Perverts.

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  51. 117
    Richard Timney says:

    Blowjob Babes 6.

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  52. 129
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    No news then today ?

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    • 168

      Apparently George Osborne has broken some law or other that noone sentient gives a toss about, and has used the word ‘progressive’ in a non-approved context.

      Oh, and Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab, so LA off licences are stocking up.

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      • 175
        Gone Fuckin mental says:

        Lindsay lohan out of rehab ? Get your camaras ready :)

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        • 238
          Jethro says:

          175 I had a Ford Camara once – no! it was a Ford Camargue, unless it was a Mistral… I had a Dictionary once – no! it was a dixionery… well, somethin’ like that.

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  53. 134
    Peter Hitchens says:

    Another sign of the infantilasion of our society, a man of 49 dressed like a 19 year old
    And he’s a fucking poof!

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  54. 135
    Pete says:

    Beaver.

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  55. 139
    Bartholomew - George Osbornes teddy says:

    Boris. Apparently old Bonkers uses it as a disguise when he’s out prowling and left it last time he visited Ffion.

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  56. 141
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    The B is for Balls , Fuckin hell guido you know the torys are backing Ed Balls

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  57. 142
    Richard Timney says:

    Bukakke Bitches In My Bedroom 5.

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  58. 145
    BBC Parliament watcher says:

    Leave Billy Hague alone – he’s an absolute legend.

    Cleverest and funniest man in the House of Commons.

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  59. 146
    Yvette Blooper says:

    Balls.

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  60. 148
    Tom Tomos says:

    Butlins

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  61. 150
    Charlie Kennedy says:

    Beer.

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  62. 151
    Engineer says:

    Baldie?

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  63. 158
    The Morris Marina a nasty log laid by British Leyland says:

    I don’t think Bentley produce anything as chavvy as a baseball cap.

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  64. 166
    Sir William Waad says:

    B for ‘Beast’?

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    • 239
      Crowley says:

      166 – an intriguing number, as it happens. So, are you saying, Sir Double Double-u, that, underneath that innocent piece of American levelling – the Base Ball Cap – lies hidden another number, not 166, but…?
      I enquire, Sir William, out of, no doubt very idle curiosity: nothing more sinister, of course!

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  65. 167
    • 180
      Engineer says:

      Everybody except the Chinese. Fiendish cunning, the Chinese…

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      • 243
        equity abhors a Maxim says:

        Surely the resource-rich nations, whether mineral (Australia, Canada, Peru…) or hydrocarbon (Gulf States, Venezuela…) also fall into the category of non-bankrupts.

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  66. 169

    B for Bottom. As in ‘I’d like one from the bottom, Carol’

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  67. 181
    Mark Oaten says:

    Brown stuff.

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  68. 182
    Pete says:

    Bass.

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  69. 184
    Moaty says:

    Is he a copper ?

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  70. 185
    TheDukeOfHunslet says:

    Its instructions. Insert tab “B” into slot “A”… if you know what I mean…

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  71. 188
    streamfisher says:

    Bono, living on the edge man!

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  72. 190
    Mahmoud Jihad says:

    Burka! Deaths to the west for not wearings the holy burkas! Allaaaaaah akbaaaar!

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  73. 191
    Marchamont says:

    Bradford & Bingley – this is the only remaining asset.

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  74. 192
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      jgm2 says:

      Go to the BBC and see how they reported it…

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11079496

      ‘The IFS analysis suggests that cuts to areas such as housing benefit and disability allowance would hit the poorest families to the tune of £422 between the Budget and April 2014.

      This means that only the richest 10% of households lost more in cash terms from the Budget, than those in the bottom 60%.’

      Ie the IFS agree with Osborne. The richest are hardest hit.

      Or they did until somebody rewrote the BBC article and, guess what, missed out that second sentence.

      Funny that.

      And there are still some who reckon the BBC is ‘unbiased’.

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      • 212
        streamfisher says:

        The BBC news just lead with this item, contrast with G*r*don’s (have to do that to try and avoid modding AGAIN, secret control order in place or something?) anyway his 10p fiasco clobbered the poorest working section of the population, old aged pensioners and people on small fixed incomes, nothing much ever said about this apart from Frank Field, they still never got this unfair budget tax completely restored, then we have to put up with mad eyes Blinky wittering on about fairness on said BEEboid leader, an exercise in semantics about the word “progressive” based on assumptions about a specious projection to the year 2014. Whatever happened to the great Park*is tan flood disaster?, they really have lost the plot, what it is really all about is that the government of all the Quangos (IFS, BBC, etc) are clubbing together desperately trying to avoid a little judicious trimming.

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        • 224
          Unsworth says:

          Haig is getting to look more and more like a bald Alfred E Newman.

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          • streamfisher says:

            Thank you for that concise summation of what I was saying.

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          • Sir Arthur Jethro Doyle says:

            ‘Tell me, Watson: have you ever known an Englishman use the word ‘summation’?’
            ‘Good God, Holmes – there isn’t such a word is there, surely?’
            ‘I dare say, Holmes, that if I were to ask my mad friend in Crowthorne, he would send me pages and pages purporting to show that, not only did Shakespeare use this term, but Chaucer!’
            ‘Crowthorne, Holmes? Not that poor deluded man in prison, the one who almost daily writes to John Murray?’
            ‘That’s the man, Holmes. I fancy that when, eventually, the full history of the ‘New English Dictionary on Historical Principles’ comes to be written’, it might very well reveal a supremely cunning and malign influence. But, ‘summation’, Holmes…?’
            ‘Oh, no Englishman would ever say – still less write! – ‘summation’. What’s wrong with ‘summary’ – ‘summing-up’, even? No, Holmes, only a foreigner – I nearly said a blackguardly foreigner! – would use such a recherche word.’
            Suppose, Watson, I said this man calls himself ‘Streamfisher’?
            ‘Streamfisher? Streamfisher? Why, the man’s a complete idiot, or at least, a stranger to our noble language: a fisherman’s a fisherman! Now, that some fishermen fish in the Sea, and that some fish in Rivers, and streams is self-evident – I can accept that in this wide field there may be those with specialisms. So a man might be a Salmon-fisher – another might fish for Eels, another for Cod… but ‘Streamfisher’? He might as well call himself ‘Kingfisher’!
            ‘Oh, I doubt he’d ever do that, Watson, this Foreigner.’
            ‘Holmes, you’re not telling me the man’s a German, are you? No: I see by your look… Norwegian? Italian?… ‘
            ‘Just ask yourself, Watson, which foreigners are, in many ways so close to us as to be like neighbours, yet in so many other ways as unlike as the proverbial ‘chalk and cheese’?’
            ‘Cheese, Holmes! The dastardly French again!’
            ‘No, Watson: not the French, although as Republican, as nepotistic as any Roman Cardinal, as family-favouring as any Sicilian,and at least as dastardly as any Frenchman, as devoted to overthrowing The Empire as any Fenian, as convinced that ‘might is right’ as any anarchist…’
            ‘Holmes! You don’t think this man is a Russian, do you?’
            ‘No, Watson. I was going to say ‘nearer to home than that’. No, Holmes, it’s obvious really: the man’s an American!’

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        equity abhors a Maxim says:

        It’s ironic, just like Fox News’ “Fair and Balanced” tagline.

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    • 202
      Login,fukoff says:

      no thanks data mining

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      • 205
        jgm2 says:

        And looking to boost their shit statistics. Fuck ‘em.

        They lost because they’d fucked the economy or as Gordon Brown’s wiki entry put it…’Brown’s premiership coincided with the global recession…’.

        Time they got over it.

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  75. 193
    jgm2 says:

    I’m thinking Boston Bruins.

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  76. 198
    White Van Man says:

    Guys guys, your obsessed with MPs sexualities.

    B is simply for Bald, as in slaphead because the cap is coving it up, and he doesn’t want to get slaphead burn in August, it hurts!

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  77. 200
    Cassandrina says:

    Bollinger – just send the bottle around.

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  78. 207
    johnny says says:

    One of his previous forays into baseball caps was a personalised one saying ‘HAGUE’. This is likely to be the same narcissism.

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  79. 208
    Summer_Breeze says:

    ** Rather fancies Tim Walker ** x

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  80. 210
    Pete says:

    Bacchanalia

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  81. 213
    Anonymous says:

    Muppet of the first class order

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  82. 214
    Lomax says:

    Bugatti

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  83. 215
    lexander says:

    I’ve always used “B” as an abbreviation for bollocks !

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  84. 216
    Anonymous says:

    Hague’s as gay as a cricket.

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  85. 218
    Peasant says:

    What does Ffion say about it? Or doesn’t she care any more?

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  86. 222
    Justin Lewis says:

    It’s a Boston Bruins cap I think, they are a team in the National Hockey League in the US.

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  87. 226
    Danni says:

    Botman

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  88. 227
    Derek Draper says:

    He’s fooking nicked my Berkeley cap.

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  90. 230
    Blair's Paid Ego Parrot says:

    You neglected the upended ‘C’ surrounding the ‘B’. In fact,it’s the symbol for ‘Cuddly Bear’ or the older,slightly fatter, homosexual in a relationship.

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  91. 235
    Anonymous says:

    Can guido name and shame the MPs allegedly being abusive to staff in the expenses office?

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  92. 246
    bottom says:

    Boys’ bottoms.

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  93. 247
    iain says:

    Berne….

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  94. 252
    Major Bonkers says:

    Blair.

    As in ‘Heir (Hair – geddit?) to Blair’

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