October 29th, 2010

Where’s Gordon’s™ Courage?

We are a week or two now short of having paid Gordon Brown to stay at home for six months writing his Beyond the Crash – How I Saved the World book. Guido has no objection to him embarking on a new career as a fiction writer, it is just that he sees no reason why the taxpayer should subsidise his writing.

He has only deigned to vote on one day since being rejected by the people, September 6. The only other day of attendance was to be sworn in, effectively to clock on for his pay.

He has not seen fit to give us the benefit of his experience during the debates on the Spending Review, the Emergency Budget or in fact any other subject. If he is saving it all up for his book than he should have the courage to resign and move on.

There were rumours that he would resign his seat after the election of a new leader of the Labour Party. Well, what is he waiting for, none of his former comrades want him and he is clearly too scared of the mockery that he would face in the chamber to contribute to the proceedings of the House. Either he contributes to Parliament or he leaves it.  The taxpayers do not owe him a sinecure, the taxpayers have enough debts due to Gordon already…


336 Comments

  1. 1
    Clapham Commoner says:

    To be fair to the snot-eating weirdo, he probably didn’t actually write books on “Courage”: he would have had some arse licker pen the prose.

    Ed Miliband, perhaps?

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    • 66
      NeverRed says:

      “He is a one eyed scotttish idiot” somehow doesn’t fully describe the stupid, fat, slovenly, incompetent, nasty, thieving scottish scumbag. If he hasn’t got the guts to top himself, the least he could do is get off the taxpayer payroll.

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      • 71
        David Laws says:

        it’s a fucking outrage!!!!!!

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          Dan Quayle says:

          Don’t get me wrong he was a useless pm. But I think this is a crap point. Surely most pms who are voted out don’t turn up to the commons every day after they get kicked out of office. I don’t know the figures but it’s just a guess.

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      • 75
        Polly Tonybee says:

        please leave Gordy alone!!! please please!!!!!

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      • 88
        John Major's Face Full of Curry says:

        The man’s a joke.

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          Gord's pal says:

          C’unt’s never made me laugh.

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          • Disaffected says:

            Cherrrrrry could help him sell a few things on ebay to boost his income instead of scrounging from the state like his other welfare chums. Does he have anything belonging to Tony the Scum he could sell?

            I suppose he is prolonging the situation knowing he will get a Golden parachute payment and a pension that he and the rest of the MPs do not deserve while he and they blocked the rest of us from having. After all McSlug fcked most of our pension schemes (in 1997 & 2001) from providing the sums we expected. He also has the rent from the Westminster flat that we taxpayers provided and he further profited from by flipping with his Scottish home without paying tax. After agreeing with an illegal war, he sought to deprive the soldiers from the equipment they needed to fight the war. Widows and wounded soldiers suffer while he lazily roams about his house provided by the taxpayer looking to see how he can make more money, he is a fcking disgrace and should be too ashamed to accept any money from the taxpayer.

            About time parliament had proper regulation to sort out scum like him and have proper consequences for their poor performance ie proper discipline with sanctions, reduction in pay, dismiss, assets seized. Any use of information or intellectual property gained from their post not to be used or sold in the future ie Blair acting as a security consultant for Kuwait (or services rendered for attacking Iraq). What did Blair know about security before he became PM? Why should he benefit from selling knowledge gained from the UK security services. He should be charged for selling national secrets (tactics to protect a nation).

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      • 92
        Ampers says:

        He will never be off the taxpayers payroll unless they have changed the rules.

        I am not sure if it is still the case though so I may be wrong.

        ISTR that deposed Prime Ministers received a pension of a third of his salary, over and above any other pension, for life as it was considered “in the old days” that a pauper who was a past PM was not a good thing for the country.

        And as for him doing the honourable thing and resign, what the hell are you talking about? Smell the coffee, he is a socialist!

        Ampers

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          uk Fred says:

          Well then, Cameron et al, get those rules changed pronto! Surely Danny Alexander will have the motivation to do it after this week if Cameron is too sluggardly.

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      • 93
        A Scot says:

        Of course, I object to the use of the adjective “Scottish” (NeverRed, you should have begun with a capital letter) as a term of abuse. However, I agree with the rest.

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      • 224
        JohnBellingham says:

        Such a description of one of Her Majesty’s Prime Ministers, First Lord of the Treasury and long time Chancellor of the Exchequer is nothing of not hagiographic.

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      • 237
        Noise says:

        Guido, he wrote another book called “Why the right is wrong” released to the Fabians while he was still PM I think. So he was writing crap books well before he was kicked out of office.

        It had the stench of “authored by a Fabian policy wonk” all over it. But he was down as the only author.

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    • 126
      Engineer says:

      “To be fair to the snot-eating wierdo…”

      Why? What has he done in public life to deserve any fairness? From Guido’s twitter feeds above, “UK external debt (as % of GDP) 428.8%. Thanks Gordon.” That says all you need to know about the snot-gobbler.

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      • 172
        he was so shit wavy davy couldn't even win a workable conservative majority against him says:

        must be why wavy davy promised to match his spending till the banks exploded

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    • 176
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Maybe Gordon will be persuaded to put his signature on a certain on-line auction website?

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      • 239
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Has any member of the public, press or media actually sighted Brown anywhere other than a pre arranged photo opportunity at Westminster or Kirkcaldy?

        Am surprised that someone on Facebook or Twitter hasn’t had a post on the lines of ‘Guess who I saw in the Co op in North Ferry last night asking for two bricks and a bottle of 80/-….

        There is something about Brown which doesn’t add up.

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        • 279
          Anonymous says:

          I believe there have been a few sightings mostly of him hanging around Primary Schools in his constituency.

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      • 260
        Albi Here says:

        Iam fed up of these video’s ,if you can’t use your keyboard to comment with, please f*ck off to a place where people enjoy them.

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    • 309
      50 Calibre says:

      He’s been full of shit since the day he was born.

      What do you expect him to do but continue the family tradition…

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    • 331
      50 Calibre says:

      Brown is a gutless dysfunctional and has zero courage. Imagine being in a fight with him and considering how many nanoseconds it would lake you to realise that you were really on your own. The man’s full of shit and should be behind bars. Unfortunately the lamp post and piano wire option is still considered a bit too gross, even for scum like him…

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  2. 2
    Lord Envious of Avarice says:

    Be fair – is he not poorly

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  3. 3
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    Gordon….. Do I miss his happy-go-lucky manner, that smiling face, the honesty that shines through every sentence of a great statesman and saviour of the world ??

    hmmmmm……. No !!

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    GetDownShep says:

    As Wales is likely to loose about 25% of MPs, Scotland could loose Gordon’s quite easily.

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      Grammar School Boy says:

      There’d certainly be dancing in the streets of Raith if that happened!

      …and everywhere else too, I would magine.

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      • 242
        genghiz the kahn says:

        I’ve been a Raith Rover,
        For many a year,
        A’ve spent all your money,
        On whisky and beer.

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        • 292
          Singalong says:

          Chorus:
          .. and it’s no nay never
          no nay never no more
          Shall we see the snot gobbler
          on the HoC floor.

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          • Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

            I went to a whore house
            I used to frequent
            And said to the madam
            “My money’s all spent”
            I asked her for credit
            She said “You’ve no luck”
            “If you don’t have no money
            “You don’t get no f*ck”

            And it’s no, nay never….

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  5. 5
    David Cameron says:

    I think Boris Johnson is right

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    • 15
      Lord Envious of Avarice says:

      What ? Bonk everything in sight?

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    • 51
      Misterned says:

      Actually, the media are making a massive mountain out of nothing. Boris and Cameron agree that there should not be massive ‘migration of the poor’ out of London, although I will love to see how they will pull off that trick after the cuts come in.

      The inflammatory language of social cleansing and final solutions came originally from left wing commentators and Labour MPs. The media did not seem particularly bothered about that language then.

      It boils down to the coalition announced a reasonable start in housing benefit cuts, Labour and their acolytes reacted in horror to the thought that people should live within their means and only live in affordable housing suitable for their situation (as has always been the case throughout history) and NOT be subsidised by the tax-payer to live a lifestyle that they would never ever be able to earn outright.

      In response to this, the left started a disgusting and inflammatory tirade accusing the coalition of social and ethnic cleansing and final solutions for the poor. (not a peep of criticism from the media….yet) then when Boris says that the coalition will NOT be engaging in Kosovan style social or ethnic cleansing…. the media spin it up out of all proportion and turn it into a huge row.

      I guess the only real conclusion we can draw is that labour and their acolytes WANT to see London socially cleansed of it’s poor. The way they have reacted in horror to Boris saying that there will not be people kicked out of London certainly suggests this. It also matches labour’s behaviour in power as they doubled income tax on the poor whilst giving billions to bankers, so I guess that labour still hates the poor.

      Will the coalition will find an imaginary way to build lots of affordable, low-rent, social housing in London?

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        He lives on mars! says:

        Well said post of the day !

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        BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

        Quite right about it being all spin, an attack on the Gov’t, playing with words.

        The reference to Kosovo, just shows how little these people know or remember about the conflict and of those who were actually forced out of homes they owned not rented !!

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          Misterned says:

          And the irony is, that in that war the labour government were using, arming, training, funding (people who later became known as) Al Qaeda fighters under the guise of the KLA.

          Since then, many of them have been re-homed in London on benefits!

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      • 83
        Choking Hazard says:

        er, and how is this relevant tothe post?

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        Cat Nap says:

        Well said. Everyone with half a brain understands that one can’t solve overnight decades of benefit abuse; the Government has only begun the task. But at least they have started – Labour hadn’t the guts. Borris, the BBC, Polly T, etc. have their own aggendas, of course.

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      • 194
        Boris Johnson Leader of the Rent's Too Godamn High party (London Division) says:

        LISTEN HERE MOTHERFUCKER –

        WHAT PART OF THIS STATMENT DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND YOU DUMB FUCK:

        THE RENT’S TOO GODAMN HIGH!

        LANDLORDS STEALING FROM THE FAMILY AND ACTING OH SO FLY
        KEEP ON LEAVING PEOPLE HUNGRY COZ THEIR RENTS ARE TOO DAMN HIGH
        MOTHERS CAN’T BUY SHOES FOR CHILDREN AND DUMBASSES WONDER WHY
        THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS THAT RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH
        WE GOT ASSHOLES JUST LIKE MISTERNED ACTING CLEVER AND SO SLY
        MOTHERFUCKERS JUST LIKE MISTERNED ARE THE ONES WE GONNA FRY
        GOTTA GET US RENTAL CONTROL OR THE TORIES GONNA DIE
        IF THEY LET THOSE MOTHERFUCKRS KEEP THE RENTS TOO GODAMN HIGH!

        YOU DIG MOTHERFUCKERS? DAVE’S CAR GONNA GET A VISIT FROM A CROWBAR TEACH THE GREEDY MULTI HOUSE BENEFIT CHEATING MILLIONAIRE MOTHERUCKER A LESSON FROM THE WESTSIDE

        PEACE OUT

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        • 254
          Teacher John says:

          Why do you have to use only capitals? Can’t you do joined-up writiing?

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          • Boris Johnson Leader of the Rent's Too Godamn High party (London Division) says:

            TEACHER JOHN AINT BRIGHT ENOUGH TO ASK THE QUESTION WHY
            THE RENTS CHARGED IN THE CAPITAL ARE JUST TOO GODAMN HIGH
            THE GREEDY LANDLORDS STEALING FOOD AND MAKING BABIES CRY
            IS WHY THE RENTS IN LONDON ARE JUST TOO GODAMN HIGH

            YOU ONE DUMB MOTHERFUCKER JOHN
            CROWBAR ROUND YOUR HEAD MIGHT MAKE YOU MORE CLEVERER
            YOU SURE AS FUCK COULDN’T GET NO MORE DUMB

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      • 208
        Tell it like it really is says:

        Just so I have it right – Brown paid for none producers, immigrants from the four corners of the earth, – to live in central London at rates of up to 2 grand a week – whilst at the same time he connived in an upward explosive spiral of house prices so mainly white, WORKING, Londoners were forced out of London, ‘cos they couldn’t afford to remain living there. That’s about right Gorden isn’t it? Right, having established the truth – Polly Twat – let’s have a chat about movement of people.

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        • 249
          Boris Johnson Leader of the Rent's Too Godamn High party (London Division) says:

          I DON’T GIVE A FUCK WHO DONE IT OR ABOUT THE REASONS WHY
          WHAT I’M SAYING MOTHERFUCKERS IS THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!

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      • 270
        Smig says:

        “labour and their acolytes WANT to see London socially cleansed of it’s poor”

        Hammer. Nail. Head.

        Liebour purports to be the party of the worker, and of the downtrodden. It is a lie.

        A lie spun since the leaders of the unions realised they could enrich themselves on the back of subscriptions of their members.

        The leaders within the TUC have become more corrupt and rotten than the robber barons than their predecessors sought to overthrow.

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  6. 6
    NotaSheep says:

    Didn’t he promise to carry out charity work if he lost the election; maybe he could let us lnow how much work for charity he has undertaken over the last six months.

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    “You wanna hurt me Fawkes? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I’m an easy target. Yeah, you’re right, I took too much in taxes. I also redistributed too much.
    Oh..I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you Dave… but I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings…Well..Except for that old woman..was’er name..Duffy. But she was a bigot..Anyway..
    Well, you think what you want about me; I’m not changing. I like… I like me. My wife likes me, so I’m told. My constituency voters like me. ‘Cause I’m the real article. What you see is what you get. ”

    {a great big fuck-up with ‘Disaster Area – Stay Away” tattooed on his lumpy forehead..}

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    • 27
      Brown's Policy Caused The Economy to Grow, Osborne's will Not says:

      Both you and Guido Fawkes present a cliched narrative.

      Gordon Brown’s fiscal stimulus policy is responsible for the growth the economy has had over the last two months.

      That growth could not have been caused by Conservative policy as their policy has not yet been imlemented, that growth is a residual effect of a stimulus policy that George Osborne has rejected and replaced with an anti-stimulus package.

      Which means both you, Bill, and Guido Fawkes are basically fully of shit.

      And explains why Tory stooges like Fawkes and yourself have been so very intent on attacking and attempting to traduce Gordon Brown. You attack him because his policy has proven to be a success and so you attempt to take out the man.

      You’re just a couple of wankers really.

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      • 30
        Rick Nobinson says:

        Morning, Gordon.

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      • 31
        Bled White Taxpayer says:

        Time for your fizzy orange juice!

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        • 46
          Tory Policy: Protect the Rich Attack the Poor says:

          Tired, old cliched and ineffectual posts from Tory stooges.
          The numbers speak for themselves gentlemen. The Tories are have abolished the stimulus package and therefore the economy will not grow.

          And all you idiots can do is make comments about fizzy orange. What a bunch of wankers you Tories are.

          National interest? Don’t make me fucking laugh.

          The Conservative party could not care less about the national interest, the only thing they are concerned about is consolidating their own personal wealth.

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          • Tony Blair says:

            “The Conservative party could not care less about the national interest, the only thing they are concerned about is consolidating their own personal wealth”

            Labour cared nothing for the national interest when it embarked on its illegal war in Iraq, killing tens of thousands of men, women and children, for American oil companies.

            That’s why I became very very very rich. And I spend tens of thousands of pounds every year, hiding my wealth, from grotty little oiks like you.

            And my government doubled the rate of income tax for the poorest workers. Like all Labour MPs, I hated the British working class.

            Did I mention that I’m very very very rich? I am, you know.

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      • 39

        I refer the Hon loon to the highest ever peacetime debt in this nation’s history.
        I addendum the deficit running BEFORE the bank crisis and further point out, as the honourable tribalist surely knows, the man responsible for the break up of financial regulations was the same man who allowed the countries debts to spin off into outer space.
        That is why I personally hold him beneath contempt..however if he would like to appear in the house and defend his reputation…

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        • 53
          Just Because You Repeat Yourself Doesn't Make it True, Bill says:

          The highest deficit the bulk of which was run up between the years 2008-2010 in order to bailout the insolvent bankers. A policy which was fully supported by the Conservative party.

          You have already been caught out on that point so the fact you have repeated your Tory propaganda merely confirms the point I made about you being a total wanker, Bill.

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          • Have you Got a Brain? says:

            The numbers do not speak for themselves; at least not in total. Whilst you loudly claim that the growth is down to GB’s policies,I note no reference to the 6% decraese last year – someone else’s problem I presume?

            Of course,it was the the nasty bankers -why then, did Gordon praise them so much in his Mansion House speeches? Why did they develop their high risk products in the UK? Could it have been the ‘do what you like as long as you pay the tax’ regulatory regime ? Who developed that?

            Any Labour supporter has zero right to lecture anyone about the national interest. 13 years have proved that over and over.

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        • 103
          God Loves A Trier Bill, But he doesn't love Tory stooges like you says:

          We have already established most of the deficit was incurred between 2008-2010 to bailout the bankers, Bill.

          Repeating falsehoods doesn’t make them true, you are intelligent enough to know that. The fact you keep repeating misleading statements proves you are aware of the untenability of your position.

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          • Have you Got a Brain? says:

            Falsehoods eh? We have not ‘established’ any such thing. For one you ignore the debt,which is the cumulative effect of the deficits. That in turn attracts interest payments which have to be serviced from government revenues. Less money for public services as a result. Who is the enemy of public services? Those who want to reduce the debt or those who claim it’s no problem?

            Regardless of when the deficit was incurred someone’s got to pay the shortfall.Leaving it to grow will make matters worse.

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          • Why Is Osborne Let the Bankers Rape this Country? Good question, isn't it says:

            Someone’s got to pay the shortfall?

            Yes, and that should be the people responsible for the shortfall, the bankers.

            And isn’t it interesting that we saved the insolvent bankers’ backsides both here and in America, and yet the Tories keep banging on about how we have to pay 200million pounds a day in interest payments to the people who owe us their very existence.

            I thought the Tories were supposed to be business savvy? They haven’t got a fucking clue, obviously. If they had why haven’t they renegotitiated our repayment package to take into account the fact that we saved the bankers from going tits up.

            And why haven’t we taken advantage from our ownership of several massive banks to pay off the money we owe to foreign banks from the banks we own and then repay the nationalised banks with a lower interest rate as preferential customers (owners) by doing so we would save billions of pounds on interest.

            The Tories are absolutely useless. Osborne is great at ripping of the poor and disabled but when it comes to real deals he hasn’t got any nuts at all.

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          • Anon says:

            “Repeating falsehoods doesn’t make them true”

            and lord knows you fuckers tried hard enough over thirteen years, didnt you?

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          • M'lud says:

            No he clearly does not have a brain. Or if he has, he is incredibly naive and should take up my suggestion that he borrows Alan’s Economics primer (although it is not apparent that he has found one yet) and add “Law for out and out beginners” to his reading list. Difficult to know where to start, but picking just three points, banks don’t own most of our debt (insurance companies and pension funds do); if he thinks it is as easy as he suggests to renegotiate existing agreements – “F-” for his law paper; and thirdly, no, his monicker is not a good question. It is not even English.

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          • Osborne and the Bankers - Raping Great Britain Together says:

            But M’lud, the Tories on this blog have been harping on about how we should rip up the contracts of a useful group of society, The Firemen, but when I suggest merely renegotiating redundent and out of date contracts in the favour of the taxpyayer they are all up in arms.

            Yet again the Tory party scores nil points for logic.

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          • M'lud says:

            What makes you think they are redundant (Sp) or out of date? Any evidence whatsoever. I suspect the contrary is true.

            And clearly you have no idea whatsoever about employment law.

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      • 41
        Number 10's cat says:

        Fuck me!
        I didn’t know Broadmoor inmates had Internet access.

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        • 49
          To The Guy Who Thinks He is a Cat FFS says:

          As you are a Broadmoor inpatient you should be aware of that fact.

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        • 50
          M'lud says:

          I object, Mr Cat, that’s my line! But spot on. And how he reaches the keyboard with his arms strapped behind his back, heaven knows.

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          • Tory Policy: Don't Debate, Just Hate says:

            Ah, that classic Tory stooge tactic of saying someone is mentally ill if they disagree with Tory anti-growth economic policy.

            That is what the Russian Communist party used to do, isn’t it?

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          • M'lud says:

            No, not mentally ill for disagreeing with coalition policy (ffs keep up), you are entitled to do that. Mentally ill for spouting the utter bollocks above? There’s a fair chance.

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          • M'lud says:

            It is a coalition it really is, Okay Dave and George are in charge and calling all the shots, they have just thrown a few croutons to Nick and Danny, and the Tories are using them as human shields to carry out the cuts the Tories always dreamt of but it is a coalition and not a Conservative government it is it really is honest and if I say it enough times I might even start believing it myself!

            This isn’t a Conservative Reactionary government it is a coalition!
            This isn’t a Conservative Reactionary government it is a coalition!
            This isn’t a Conservative Reactionary government it is a coalition!
            This isn’t a Conservative Reactionary government it is a coalition!

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          • Number 10's cat says:

            M’lud
            I apologise for stealing your thunder and for my tardy response. I allowed myself to be engaged by a troll.
            Yes it really is a coalition.

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          • M'lud says:

            How very grown-up of you.

            Not a coalition government? Try telling that to half the conservative MPs. You would love what you say to be true, but you know it’s bollocks.

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          • AC1 says:

            He’s using a head wand?

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          • M'lud says:

            No apology needed, Mr Cat.

            As for the troll, gobby little shit, isn’t he?

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          • Number 10's cat says:

            Yes he is, and I should know better than to bite.
            @AC1 there’s more than one use for the straw from a fizzy orange bottle

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          • Don't Hate, Levitate says:

            I’m just scoring points and smoking joints my man
            I’m keeping it green and digging the scene
            smoking the hash and taking out trash
            I’ll keep on rolling you just keep on trolling

            Peace out

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          • Susie says:

            Here you go Tory Policy… been doing my research as a skilled immigrant brain surgeon (currently cleaning windscreens at Watford Gap Services).

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/8094719/Lifetime-cure-for-Lefties.html

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        To the arsehole at No. 27 says:

        A) You are talking utter bollocks you wanker. Improved confidence now we have got rid of those who have successfully fucked the economy = growth.
        B) So where the fuck is he?

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        Brown is the colour of poo says:

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

        Lies lies and dam lies

        You need to unplug your head from the Labour Party spin machine its doing you serious harm

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          Tory Policy: Keep Shouting and Insulting, Don't Debate FFS says:

          These are the facts gentlemen, however incovenient that truth may be for the Tory party. The Conservative government’s slash and burn policies will lead to a contraction of the economy.

          The growth over the last two months happened because of improved confidence?

          What improved confidence exactly? Lowest mortgage lending for years, lowest lending to businesses for years, lowest interest rates on savings for years, lowest retail growth for years, highest food and clothe inflation for years, high unemployment, no bankers facing criminal charges or fines for their criminal behaviour, we are at war in Afghanistan for no reason, train fares soon to be increased by 10%, unhappy unions threatening to strike, housing benefit payments causing people to lose their homes, services being cut by 25% etc etc.

          What confidence are you morons referring to exactly?

          The two months’ growth we have just experienced was mainly due to the construction industry carrying out projects for the state, projects which George Osborne has now cancelled.

          You Tories are living in cloud cuckoo land.

          You are living on a wing and a prayer. And that right wing is broken.

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          • BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

            Slash and burn??? surely that was the policy of the previous Gov’t. !!

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          • Tory Policy: Don't Debate FFS One Line Insults Max says:

            Clearly it wasn’t, Billybob, as the economy has grown over the last two months.

            Best to stick to the facts, Billybob, instead of straying off into La-La Land.

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          • Misterned says:

            And yet the rating agencies love the coalition plan, and international investors are pouring money in and the growth in the economy has been built on private corporations investing their own money in constructing offices, factories and shops throughout the country.

            The City of London is doing very well at the moment as the rating agencies are giving a thumbs up to the UK as a place open for business. Corporate interest rates are low and dropping, spurring on investment.

            I know this is a picture of what a real economic recovery looks like, which is why the BBC have ignored it. They have not been reporting where new buildings are being built, or where new investment is taking place, because that would run counter to their agenda of presenting a floundering recovery in decline heading for a double-dip.

            In fact Toenails actually very very nearly admitted on the 10 o’ clock news on the day that the 0.8% growth figures were announced that they were trying to prevent confidence returning to the economy. His wording was very precise and as close to an admission as possible.

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          • Liar Byrne, aka Baldemort says:

            Is 70 your I.Q. as well ?

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          • Let's Talk about the Ratings Agencies, shall we? says:

            Yes, let’s talk about the ratings agencies.

            Would these be the same ratings agencies who gave AAA+ ratings to the banks just before those banks were going down the tubes? Would these so called ratings agencies be the same ones whho are in the pockets of those they rate and whose dodgy ratings increase by billions of pounds the amount of money above the odds that we are conned into paying?

            I have a rating for the ratings agencies: fucking useless. Fail, a big fat
            FFF-

            If you think about it the wankers in those uncreditworthy agencies should be dragged out ono the streets and shot in the back of the head.

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          • G. Had says:

            >we are at war in Afghanistan for no reason

            “To keep the streets of Britain safe from the threat of terrorist attack”
            G. Brown

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          • Let's Talk about the Saudi Arabian Barbarians shall we? says:

            Oh, and concerning the inward investment you are boasting of: would that be investment by Saudi Arabian barbarians, barbarians who chop off people’s heads and hands? Would that be the same country that created Alqaida, our enemy.

            Yes it would, misterned.

            So in that sense you are an Alqaida apologist, arguing that the country that created Alqaida should be welcomed and allowed to buy up this country’s assetts.

            You are a collaborator, misterned. During the war we used to shoot collabators like you in the back of the head. No messing.

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          • Fact for the day: How many Alqaida are there in Afghanistan? Less than one hundred says:

            >we are at war in Afghanistan for no reason

            “To keep the streets of Britain safe from the threat of terrorist attack”
            D.Cameron

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          • Misterned says:

            To: Let’s Talk about the Saudi Arabian Barbarians shall we?

            AKA anonymous coward.

            NO I did NOT suggest anything about Saudi, but it is very interesting that YOU should raise that barbaric and backward country.

            As for Al Qaeda, it is NOT me that allowed hundreds of them into this country, that was a labour government.

            It was not me that agreed to funding and arming and training them, that was Labour

            It was not me that decided that despite the official version of 9/11 most of the Al Qaeda Hijackers coming from Saudi and the Saudi Government also funding and protecting Al Qaeda assets, the west should take NO action against Saudi for this in the war on terror.

            Do not even begin to dare to even consider accusing me of being an apologist for Al Qaeda.

            The fact that you did means you are utterly delusional and INSANE.

            Seek help. Seriously!

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          • M'lud says:

            “These are the facts gentlemen…”

            You arrogant little shit. You have no basis for presenting your misguided opinions as facts.

            The Labour government has brought this country to the edge of ruin and there are many (in fact a majority of the population) who believe that we should now be living within our means. You may not be one of those. I wonder, though, whether you adopt this policy in your own financial affairs, spending like an arsehole with uncontrollable diarrhoea irrespective of your income. I doubt it, but if I am wrong enjoy your bankruptcy.

            We have a coalition government who believe we need to live within our means and who are taking steps to turn things around. Only Labour indoctrinated failures like you disagree that this is the wrong thing to do.

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          • M'lud says:

            Sorry, double negative syndrome: “disagree” = “believe”.

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          • Tory Policy: kill the recovery as it proves fiscal stimulus works says:

            As I have already said, I am not a Labour supporter, and I disagreed with pretty well every policy Brown ever created.

            However, my assessment of his fiscal stimulus policy is that, according to the evidence of the recent growth we have enjoyed, that fiscal stimulus policy was working.

            George Osborne has withdrawn that stimulus and therefore has killed the possibilty any further growth, he has single handedly stopped recovery in his tracks and as a cosequence will become considered to be the worst Tory Chancellor in the history of the Conservative party.

            These are the facts of the matter, not the party line, not some wishy washy hopey dopey confidence bullshit, but the facts at hand upon which I have formed my view.

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          • M'lud says:

            Reread your post, apply brain, and try to disentangle “the facts” from your “assessment” and your “view”.

            If you succeed you will find that you are very much confusing them.

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          • Toodlepip says:

            73 you are a proper wanker keep it up…when the hole is deep enough jump in…I thank you…tring

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      • 74
        BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

        Surely you mean treading water until the Pound collapses…… !!

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        • 98
          Tory Policy: Don't Debate FFS One Line Insults Max says:

          The pound has made gains on the dollar and euro.

          Have a coffee, Billybob, read the papers and come back when you are better informed.

          That will be all.

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          • Spangle Jones says:

            I love seeing you get well and truly owned on this blog. Its what i get up for in the morning

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          • Tory Mantra for the day: Hate the Poor Love the Rich says:

            For every moron like you Spangle, there are dozens of people who hold the opposite opinion.

            But of course opinions are like arseholes, and you are one.

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          • Spangle Jones says:

            Where are these dozens of people?

            There is only one twat on this blog, and i think everyone would agree thats you!

            From your “owner” spangle

            kisses

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          • Spangle's Taken a Hell of a BeatingToday and it isn't even lunchtime says:

            And yet arseholes like you are queueing up to talk to me.

            That makes you the twat, doesn’t it.

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          • Spangle Jones says:

            I think the technical term your looking for is “Twat Owner”

            I give you one thing though i do love talking with you, even if you make me spit my milk out with laughter

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          • I shall take that as a compliment says:

            Propaganda and fun. A rare combination.

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          • At ease(ing) gentlemen says:

            For those that missed it, the beeb were interviewing what looked and sounded like like a Russian economist woman this morning who confidently predicts that the Yanks will restart their version of money printing again next week. The sum of up to 100 billion dollars was mentioned. Dollar’s going down the pan; get your Swiss francs today.
            This advice is free.

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      • 100
        Doggie Fashion says:

        OMG, you are taken in by the Scottish dissembling.

        Don’t just SAY ‘Brown’s policy caused the economy to grow’ explain WHY. Exactly how did the printing of unfunded money (known as QE) help the economy to grow? Where is that money, what was it used for?

        I think you’ll find that it was lent to the Government, via a skimming for bank fees and profits, so hey could continue to borrow at artificially low rates and splurge on the clinically obese state.

        Caused – the – economy – to – grow!

        Question: How does spending huge sums on Housing Benefit help the Economy?
        Answer: …………..

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      • 101
        Choking Hazard says:

        Guidos’s post was one of his best. It DID’NT yak on about who’s policy was being successful. With clinical precision it pointed out that the paranoid Scottish loser is earning a living as an MP while not doing the bloody job of an MP.

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        • 110
          You know Guido's lost the argument when he starts moderating like a motherfucker says:

          And you begrudge the person whose policies created growth in the economy time to be in his constituency.

          But you don’t begrudge the bankers who caused the financial crisis the 7 billion pounds of underserved and unearned bounuses they are stealing from the economy in December?

          You make no sense whatsoever.

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          • Steve Miliband says:

            A 12 year old could run a country by spending money they don’t have, willy nilly on projects to keep their voters happy.

            He is an elected MP, expected to represent his constituents in Parliament. He is not doing his job, he should be sacked.

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          • Hiram Holiday says:

            You are so delusional that I (almost) feel sympathy for you.

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          • The growth is due to the previous government, plus a little bit of confidence now that the doom maker and his cohorts have left the building. That much is clear.

            However giving Brown credit for this is like giving a man credit credit for setting fire to his home, pouring petrol onto the flames in an attempt to put them out, then throwing on timber and paper to try and dampen the fire and then, when the inferno has finally consumed everything combustible, and begins to die down he says…”Well..that’s looking a bit better..I’ve got the measure of it now”

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          • Tory Mantra for the day: Hate the Poor Love the Rich says:

            The feeling is mutual.

            However, the delusion is on your part.

            Keep believing it as our economy retracts. The Tories have lost the next election because of their obsession with a smaller state. I don’t give a damn about that but I do give a damn about the millions of people the Conservative government are going to drag down with them.

            We are all in it together, that is the problem but the Conservative millionaires will be able to afford life boats to escape the massacre.

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          • Tory Mantra for the day: Hate the Poor Love the Rich says:

            The majority of the deficit was spent in years 08-10 to save the bankers’ bacon.

            Bill, you are making dim points on purpose. It really is beneath you.

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          • Choking Hazard says:

            I’m just sticking to the point which is this:

            An MP is being remunerated as an MP
            The same MP is not doing the job we expect of an MP.

            It’s fucking simple you cretin. You don’t need to drag ANYTHING else into it.

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          • Levitate Above the Hate says:

            You are falling for Guido’s trick of diverting attention away from the real stories of the day.

            You have a brain, use it.

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          • Anon says:

            “I don’t give a damn about that but I do give a damn about the millions of people the Conservative government are going to drag down with them.”

            Yeah.

            Course you do.

            There, there…

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      • 117
        Cat Nap says:

        What the hell is a “cliched narrative”? Please! write English.

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      • 135
        M Chops says:

        I take it by success you mean fucking up the entire country and leaving us with £TRILLIONS in fucking debt. Yeah, brilliant, thanks Gordon.

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        • 146
          Tory Mantra for the day: Hate the Poor Love the Rich says:

          The majority of the deficit was spent in years 08-10 to save the bankers’ bacon.

          You need to look at the bigger picture, your partisan thinking is stifling your intellectual capability.

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          • Liebour Troll Warning System says:

            All lights flashing, klaxons maxed-ed out.

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          • To the pet Labour puppet says:

            Yes and you are mistaking your partisan thinking for intellectual capability!

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          • Misterned says:

            Hate the poor and love the rich? Well that would be a very good description of labour’s 13 years of kicking the poor in the teeth, whilst bending over backwards to capitulate to the corporate elites.

            Labour talk a lot about being on the side of the poor. In action they only ever did 2 things for the poor

            1. increased their numbers
            2. increased their dependency on the state

            Labour have ALWAYS treat the poor with absolute contempt! You have to be delusional to believe otherwise.

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          • Misterned says:

            “The majority of the deficit was spent in years 08-10 to save the bankers’ bacon.”

            Yeah, that sums up labour doesn’t it? Borrowing all that money to bail out billionaires whilst doubling income taxes on the poorest workers, only to stick all of us with the bill for this Government largesse? This Corporate welfare, this looking after the hyper rich and allowing the poor to rot?

            Labour have always hated and cynically exploited the poor.

            Thank you for proving my argument.

            We get it now, you love a man who kicked the shit out of the poor, who trapped them in poverty and exploited that poverty for as much personal gain as possible. That is pure labour M.O.

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          • M'lud says:

            “…spent to save the bankers’ bacon”.

            Yes dear. of course it was.

            Ask Alan if you can borrow his primer.

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          • Tory Mantra for the day: Everyone who disagrees with us is Labour or a communist says:

            I am not a Labour supporter and disagreed with virtually all of Brown’s policies, so your attack is misguided.

            But there is one thing he was correct about and that was the fiscal stimulus package, which the Tories fully supported. That package has, according to the recent growth figures, worked like a charm.

            The real question that should be asked of course, is why have the Tories, who fully supported that package, which was designed to stimulate growth to increase the rate the deficit would be repaid, now withdraw that support and are now cutting services left, right and centre, which will of course kill the growth needed to reduce the deficit?

            That is the number one question in British politics.

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          • Harry the Camel says:

            Errata:

            bankers’ bacon

            should read

            Scottish bankers’ bacon ( as in Bos and RBS)

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          • Cheese Lover says:

            Fucking upperty student politicians…set of wankers.

            Love the way he points to the odd little thing that the Scottish tit did right and claims it as unswerving proof that Gordon was right all along.

            Wonder if he’s ever heard the one about the infinate amount of monkeys on an infinate amount of typwriters being able to eventually, write a Shakespear book too.

            Get back to your student union bar, and leave the grown up’s to sort out the mess.

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    • 123

      Will Self has written a book about Dave. It’s called “A Book About Dave”. You can probably get it on ebay.

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  8. 8
    Greg Beales says:

    The taxpayers have enough debts due to Lord Ashcroft , not Gordon Brown.

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  9. 11
    David Cameron says:

    Next week I shall be performing several “U-Turns” and that is a cast iron guarantee

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  10. 14
    Nick2 says:

    Yes, Brown’s useless & IMO worthless. But the morons in Fife elected him, surely it is for them to try to deselect him.

    Actually, Brown’s continued political existence raises a couple of questions:

    1. Since he’s (presumably) in his constituency full-time, he must have a surgery practically every day.
    2. If not, why do his constituents still tolerate him? Sympathy/pity? Or perhaps he brought shiploads of Westminster pork to Kirkaldy? Maybe it’s simply because as a Labour candidate he didn’t even have to have a pulse to be elected by the noble Scots…

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    • 51
      Number 10's cat says:

      Aircraft carrier shaped pork on unbreakable contracts

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    • 168
      Grammar School Boy says:

      Was not Kirkcaldy the linoleum capital of the world at one time?

      Surely it has a more impressive claim to fame than The Man Who Sold The World?

      Gordon was the man who actually created the effluent society we have today…

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  11. 16
    Norman Dee says:

    The real shame is that no one in the House has the balls to ask, especially at PMQ’s.

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    • 130
      A doctor replies says:

      Good point! Of course, it’s all rather sad in that Gordon is seen to be a coward. I think most MPs understand that and don’t want to be tainted by association.

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  12. 17
    Arfur Daley says:

    His bottle’s gorn. Not that he ever had any.

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  13. 18
    HappyUK says:

    He is still being paid by the taxpayer and as such has no right to make himself invisible. Any self-respecting former leader would surely have something to say to the world about the budget cuts for example, yet we continue to hear nothing. This is no Machiavellian device at work here, Brown simply doesn’t have the brains nor courage to face the public.

    I suppose, given his solid history of curses, we should be thankful for his state-funded non-appearances, well out of harms’ way. This sounds like a man slowly but surely cracking up. Brown spent years plotting to oust Tony Blair, consumed by a resentment against a rival that was considerably better-looking, personable and luckier. So much so, in fact, that when he actually attained power he realised it was all pointless!

    I mean what else would you expect, apart from his non-appearance? He is simply not equipped for dealing with issues in an open, statesmanlike way. He spent what could have been a fruitful time lurking about, plotting, spinning webs and indulging in the dark arts.

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  14. 19
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    When the MPs were caught out in last summers corruption exposure the charge was “defrauding the public purse”.

    How is this different?

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  15. 20

    If the Fifeshire Feartie hasn’t the fecking guts to even put his notice in some one should do it for him.
    I’ve got a nice 4lb lump hammer I’m willing to take north of the border to do the deed.
    Gosh, it’s almost orgasmic thinking of bringing it down on that gurning face!

    Ps
    Mr Fawkes whilst we’re on about the “Disappeared” in Scotland, what about that nice Mr. Purcell?

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  16. 21
    Backwoodsman says:

    And the second career, lecturing at Yale , or running the IMF, don’t tell me they were just a figment of that useless fat fuck, tom watson’s immagination ?
    When the full analysis of the extent of the labour ‘pork barrel’ spend is tallied up, signing a contract with no break clause, to build an aircraft carier, for which there are no planes, is pretty certain to top the list. His constituents, by an amazing coincidence the lucky recipients of his generosity, probably think he’s the dogs bollocks.

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    • 255
      Nick2 says:

      The RAF refuelling tanker saga/tragedy will also feature large, not to mention the £billions and soldiers’ lives pissed away by Blair & his sycophantic MOD bods with the FRES air-transportable armour concept, all in support of his European Army dream. No vehicle built, existing South African mine-proof APC, modified by MOD for Kosovo use (that cost less than £400k each) ignored just so that soldiers could die in Snatch Land Rovers whilst ‘the future’ armoured transport capability was dreamt up in Whitehall.

      Frankly, I’d like to see a LOT of senior MOD/Armed Forces staff sacked/charged/court martialled. But since those who IMO have more blood on their hands than most have retired, why not sue to recover part of their public-sector pensions? If it was appropriate for Fred Goodwin…

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  17. 22
    Putanginimo says:

    Where’s his courage? in his dick. Where’s his dick? In Tony’s mouth!

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  18. 23
    heid says:

    Stop harrassing the man – he’s busier than you think!
    http://www.carlberry.co.uk/rfnshowo.asp?O=BROON

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  19. 24
    Only saying says:

    One of big G’s achievements, read and weep

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/30308959

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    • 63

      with Switzerland (422%) and the United Kingdom (408%) at the #2 and #3 spots, respectively, and Ireland representing the most drastic debt-to-GDP ratio. According to the most recent World Bank data, Ireland’s number stands at a staggering 1,267%.

      With Ireland being so poor Gordon could spin UK’s as a victory.

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  20. 26
    Abigail says:

    Dear Gordon

    Fuck Off you sponging twat

    Your sincerely
    Abigail (aged 6)

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  21. 28
    Contempt for the voters says:

    Lady Hermon hasnt voted once since the General Election.
    0 out of 102.

    She’s even worse than Brown.

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  22. 29
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Here, here Guido.

    The Commons authorities need to get a grip. Anyone else in Britain who didn’t turn up for work would get the sack. The least we could do is dock his pay and fine him.

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    • 38
      Bled White Taxpayer says:

      Good point. Who has got the authority to get a grip? Leader of the House? Black Rod? Labour Leader? Labour Chief Whip?

      I remember Cameron a couple of months ago during PMQs tartly observing that he wasn’t there.

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    • 192
      AC1 says:

      Yesterday upon the stair
      I met a man who wasn’t there
      He wasn’t there again today
      Oh, how I wish he’d go away

      When I came home last night at three
      The man was waiting there for me
      But when I looked around the hall
      I couldn’t see him there at all!
      Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
      Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door

      Last night I saw upon the stair
      A little man who wasn’t there
      He wasn’t there again today
      Oh, how I wish he’d go away

      “Antigonish” (1899)[2]

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  23. 32
    M'lud says:

    A good issue you raise – it’s a complete disgrace. Can you put the little box showing his record permanently on your front page, update it every day, and perhaps add the cumulative monetary cost to us all of his inactivity. Shame the “man” into doing the work we pay him to do.

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    • 40
      Rupert88 says:

      ooo I don’t think so – I like him doing fuck all, it’s so much cheaper than when he “worked”

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      • 60
        M'lud says:

        OK, fair point. But he should be on job-seeker’s allowance not an MP’s salary.

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        • 222
          THE SCOTTISH BUNKER says:

          I can hide up here in jockland secure in the knowledge that my official opposition arm the bbc is doing a fine job of churning out 24 anti-coalition propaganda and can be relied on only give biased,leftwing, marxist spin on all proposals from the coalition to – (grinding of teeth) – rescue the country. It was all those other bastards around me that stopped me from doing it myself, you know that is true.

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  24. 33
    blackbyle says:

    His moral compass,if anyone was dim enough to credit it,was “de-gaussed” before 1997.Greedy for power,foul-mannered in it,I hope his apologia pro sue peccate is remaindered on publication !

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  25. 35
    SHY TED says:

    Gordons courage is in the bedroom
    every time he has to climb on Sarah

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    • 148
      Mind Bleach says:

      I’m on emergency stand-by if needed

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    • 225
      Dr. Turkey - ivf clinic says:

      When you pruchase our treatment I can assure you that no “climbing” or personal contact of any kind between the parties will be ncessary.

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      • 232
        Dr. Turkey - ivf clinic says:

        Must apologise for “purchase” and “necessary” but was so anxious to assure your posters of our none-contact procedures.

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  26. 36
    Dack Blog says:

    Maybe he’s on gardening leave.

    Surely there has to be some expectation in the job spec? I can’t imagine this happening on any other job. Seriously, how can/is he getting away with it?

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    • 43
      Tired and jaded says:

      Brown on gardening leave? He’d be planting tomatoes this week and promising an end to “Tory summer and winter”.

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  27. 42
    Muppet says:

    I’ll withhold judgement till I see hear about what work he’s been doing in his own constituency.

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  28. 48
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Someone with more time on their hands than me should compile a list of all the glowing quotes Milliband, Balls, Cooper, Harman etc made about this economic genius before the election. He did, after all, tell the House of Corruption he saved the world.

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  29. 54
    Martin Day-Miliband says:

    First the housing benefit fiasco and now the child benefit fiasco.

    Can’t our twerp of a Prime Minister get anything right?

    A senior Tory MP warned today that the Government’s proposed Child Benefit shake-up would be “virtually unenforceable”.

    Ian Liddell-Grainger, chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on taxation, said the move to withdraw the benefit from couples where one earner pays higher rate tax would not be practical until HM Revenue and Customs was able to process real-time information

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  30. 56
    Guido knows my ISP says:

    Since Gordon has become a director on the world wide web he has been playing with his new toy : the Central European Railway Network ( C.E.R.N. ) just north of Geneva, he is trying to find the reverse gear so that he can go back in time to when his election was viable:

    http://www.webfoundation.org/2010/09/gordon-brown-joins-world-wide-web-foundation-board/

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  31. 62

    Perhaps it would be worth organising a petition in Brown’s constituency demanding that this contemptible man should either do the job he is paid for or make room for someone who will represent the people living there.

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  32. 64

    Why hasn’t be been executed?

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  33. 68
    Realist says:

    Perhaps he has registered at the Job Centre . Or he might be receiving therapy for his mental anguish on leaving Number 10 . He might be on sickness benefit .

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  34. 76
    Doc Trough says:

    What we have here is a complete lack of moral fibre. White wall required. “Firing party…with a magazine of 3 rounds….LOAD!”

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  35. 79
    Tapestry says:

    He’s desperately hoping for a position in the IMF or the EU, but Cameron will not be seeking to assist him, I doubt.

    Yesterday’s man is, in any case, despised by the IMF and the EU and the One World Government structures which he latterly signed up to, but only once Blair was gone, but that was too late to save his position, or to rescue the failed attempt to lock Britain permanently into economic subordination.

    He is now rejected by those he thought would underwrite his future, because he failed to back Blair’s campaign to get Britain into the Euro in 1999, at the moment of maximum opportunity.

    Not only that but he then himself lost power to the dreaded COnservatives, who terrify the EU with less than occasional talk of the R word. Brown lost the election despite wall to wall media and bureaucratic support, a campaign of electoral fraud and constituency rigging to shame a banana republic. He even fell for Nick Clegg’s ”you resign, Gordon, and we’ll sign into a Lib Lab coalition” ruse.

    The OWG will not forgive Brown for the lost opportunity to enslave Britain which the Blair years presented. We should all be eternally grateful to Brown for fucking up the Blair programme. He may have been mad, dyfsfunctional, aggressive and congenitally uncooperative, but the clunking fist saved this country, and sacrificed his own chances by doing so. It might have all been motivated by jealousy against Blair, as he wanted all the credit for destroying Britain, to the point that he would do all he could to jeopardise Blair’s chances, but in the process he saved us, and should forever be known as St Gordon of Kirkcaldy. He should be mentioned in prayers at Westminster, as Gordon The Great, who saved the Pound.

    Now come on Cameron. Gordon needs your help.

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    • 102
      Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

      An interesting view!

      But we paid a huge price for his way of saving the pound, so I for one would not be in favour of beatification.

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      • 104
        Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

        Good grief, why was that modded? Software’s gone crazy!

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        • 180
          CCHQ Troll Control says:

          Here’s something for the windowlicking Dave loving drones to wank furiously to

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          • Liebour Troll Warning System says:

            Come back in May 2015 when the next General Election is due !

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          • streamfisher says:

            What if all the extra traffic is from Brown? under any other name would smell as sweet, what with all that time on his hands but doubt if he knows how to log on except in the khasi and anyway each laptop would only have a lifespan of about 10 minutes, Krunch!, Wallop!, a serious error has been committed and windows must now shut down and that goes for his double glazing as well.

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    • 115
      Mr Plum says:

      If Dave is really anti EU he would give him a top job there.

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    • 116
      Reichschancellor ( in-waiting, and waiting and waiting ) Ed GoBalls says:

      Gordon only kept the Pound because I instructed him to and he wasn’t sure which policy he should dither over.

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    • 143
      AbleThe SpaceMonkey says:

      Quite. He is waiting for some unaccountable bureaucratic committee to appoint him into a lucrative EU sinecure as a reward for selling his country down the river (by signing the Lisbon treaty). Only a matter of time … the BBC will have to do some further rehabilitation and the memories will have to fade first. Why bother going to Westminster?, its not as if that’s were the real power is now; but the salary is some recognition of the tough, wise decisions that he made in order to save the world.

      Obviously he must have rejected many offers to prostitute his financial genius by working for investment banks. That would be utterly beneath a principled socialist of his standing. Blair, after all, is on 2.5 million pa for a couple of days work a year for J.P.Morgan. How much more would Dr Browns time be worth?.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-508157/Tony-Blairs-time-bank-job-make-times-expected.html

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  36. 85
    Lisbon Liars says:

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    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    A visit to his constituency website this morning was instructive.

    The two most recent items of news (sic) are that he has had articles published in the Huffington Post (Oct 19) and the FT (Sept 19).

    On a page dealing with constituency involvement the apparently current item is a report saying that he is spending the recess in the constituency.

    None of this suggests a man overburdened with the cares of office, and he seems to be giving rather worse value for money than the man who parks his council van outside my house at 10 most mornings for an hour’s snooze. At least the latter presumably does turn up for work now and again.

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  38. 112
    The Ape Man Commeth says:

    That old man of C4 news really must retire, I think he has completely lost all sense of time. Last night I’m sure he thought he was at the Nuremberg trials or something as he was hectoring asking questions then cutting across answers, waiving and stabbing his bony money-grabbing claws at a Conservative interviewee while grilling, or attempting to get him to confess, that the ‘Tories’ want to ethnically cleanse London.

    It did give me an idea though, for a solution that will suit both the hard-pressed tax-payers and champagne socialists (CS).

    Why don’t all the CS’s each sponsor one of these families by topping up the excess rent, or for the really committed paying it all?

    There are, I’m sure, enough high earners in the BBC and PLP to cover the most, err needy, of those poor souls living in Kensington, Chelsea, Pimlico, Little Venice, Mayfair, Pall Mall, Hampstead Heath or even Primrose Hill.

    Here’s a few names that could set the ball rolling:

    Old Man Snow
    Polly Twaddle
    Will (wet lips) Hutton
    Jane Dromey
    Shara Smith (daughter of the murderd Labour leader)
    Harriaet Hardperson
    Both Millitwits, Snotty and Bannana Boy
    Baroness Udders
    Mr and Mr Bolloux
    Tony jump up and down Robinson (of Time Teem and a million other programs)
    The big posh cu’nt who thinks he’s not only a comidian but Oscar Wilde too.
    The scrawny Welsh git on the today program (another one like Snow who is well past his sell by date)
    All the Kinockios
    Broon
    etc

    Further, the saintly sponsors could then hold a banquet once a year at the Mansion House (they’ll all feel at home in such a place) to congratulate them-selves and make important speeches, and generally agree with one another how good Democratic Totalitarianism is and how they are, at last, putting Marx’s ‘Redistribution of Wealth’ formula into practice. I was going to suggest they invite the scrounge, err, worthy recipients to the dinner, but I don’t think that would work. These things like the working class are OK in the abstract, but not in the flesh. Anyway that African family in that Georgian house in Vauxhall are too busy having children each year, and dad is back home with his other wives.

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      Rick Nobinson says:

      Can you put my name down on that list of champagne socialist glitterati ??

      If I incur any costs I’ll put it through on expenses.

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

      Ive always viewed C4 as a very welcome in depth news service for well informed/educated people.
      However I cant watch it these days as since the election Snow has given up trying to control his leftist bias.
      It’s a pity his editor cant control his bias but of course his editor is probably more of an unthinking leftist than Snow.

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      Tell it like it really is says:

      Brill – “loud applause”

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

    Scotch = Parasite

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  40. 122
    Martin Day-Miliband says:

    You may very well find Gordon Brown at this conference

    This is a big weekend for Iain Gray, the leader of Labour in the Scottish Parliament – he heads for Oban for his party’s annual conference and today hosts Ed Miliband, the still titular leader of the party in Scotland as well as in the rest of the UK.

    Who’s who in the party is a bit of an irritation for Mr Gray, who thinks he should be in undisputed charge north of the Border. Although Mr Miliband has said he would defer to Mr Gray’s judgment about matters Scottish, constitutionally at least, Ed is still the main man.

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    • 139
      Better Dead than Red Ed says:

      Ed ‘the main man’. If you’re referring to me, I think that should read ‘drain man’ as my nose still needs unbunging.

      I still can’t say ‘ Pirst class ticket to Dottingham’.

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    • 155
      Albi Here says:

      Nice to see Red Ed in charge,those toilets in Oban must be filthy after the champagne party, Liebour north of the border will have had,I hope he did his cleaning to a high standard,after all his real bosses will be attending the party.

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    Anonymous says:

    Gordon in Parliament like Cameron in Brussels.Gutless.The people that run Britain have turned it into a hoar!!!

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  43. 147
    Orange Pop says:

    Guido – can’t you sort out some “WHITE FEATHER” event for Gordon Brown?

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  44. 150
    Child benefit reform 'virtually unenforceable', Tory MP warns says:

    The planned reform of Child Benefit would be ”virtually unenforceable”, a senior Tory MP has warned.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/8095731/Child-benefit-reform-virtually-unenforceable-Tory-MP-warns.html

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      Anonymous says:

      Lots of things are hard to enforce, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make it law.

      It’s virtually unenforceable to stop people from declaring fraudulent tax returns, but that doesn’t mean you throw your hands in the air and just say “we can’t stop people from submitting fraudulent tax returns, so let’s just stop people paying tax.”

      You make it law, and if/when you do find people breaking the law then you take them to court.

      There is no short-term perfect solution; the long term solution is to completely bin the entire insanely complex/convoluted tax/benefit system that brown created and replace it with a single form where you fill-in your situation, like the tax-credit forms, and then the system works out your tax-bill/benefit-payment. You can bin every single individual benefit-form and tax-rebate-request form and tax-assessment form and just replace it with a single form.

      That also has the beneficial side effects of saving billions in admin cost, and also makes sure that everyone gets the benefits they’re entitled to without having to find out which obscure benefits they can get that they don’t even know about. It also makes it harder to make fraudulent returns as the info is cross-referenced automatically.

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    • 198
      Porky Pickles and his Bumbling Buffoonery says:

      Hooray! another complete fuck up

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  45. 152
    Anonymous says:

    so the only thing he’s voted for is to try and keep the skewed election system in labour’s favour.
    marvellous.
    what a lovely man he is.

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  46. 161
    Anonymous says:

    He says:

    “I wanted to help explain how we got here”
    answer: because fuckwits like you were running key economies and you had no fucking idea what you were doing.

    and:

    “but more importantly to offer some recommendations as to how the next stage of globalisation can be managed”

    answer: the best recommendation to avoid economic collapse is for fuckwits like you to just fuck off and die and never get involved in economics/politics.

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  47. 165
    Cast Iron Cameron the EU Liar hands over half a Billion of UK Taxpayers money to Brussels says:

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  48. 170
    Up sh1t creek says:

    This is the police service Gordon left us with.

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    • 177
      if you don't want to govern then fuck off says:

      you mean the police service the loony lefty libcons have been in charge of for months

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      Armchair wanker watch says:

      This appears to be some drunken/drugged up arsehole mouthing off and looking for trouble. It appears he was in some sort of fight and got second prize but was still up for a fight with someone.Perhaps you could take him in to your home or let him live in your street.

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  49. 173
    The British population has been arse fuc k'd yet again by weak devious politicians says:

    Come on! Brown fucked us and Dave has just sold us down the river!!!FFS

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  50. 175
    My it's a troll fest ! says:

    Good news to the trolls// sorry labour spinner on here! you are required to go to new Zealand please can some one in the red propaganda arm currently haunting Guido s blog tell Berkowitz and Blears to pack up and report to their nearest at their soonest!

    New Zealand passes ‘Hobbit’ employment laws despite protests

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  51. 189
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    If Bonkers Bruin was depressed around election time he must be suicidal now its all sinking in how crap he was and how much everyone blames him, and him alone, for the countries woes. The useless lying unemployable prick needs sympathy, not ridicule – anyone got any for him?

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  52. 197
    Aaron D Highside says:

    You are all missing the point. For the sake of accuracy, Gordon referred not to ‘Courage’ but (listen carefully) to his ‘Kirridge’, his favourite Indo-Scottish breakfast…curried fish, eggs, haggis, etc.

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  53. 201
    Chris Huhne says:

    I watched a documentary on masturbation last night.

    It was gripping stuff

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  54. 203
    The Beast of clerkenwell says:

    Typical jock dole scum!
    Leeches off the state, does f uck all everyday is an absentee father with a fat unkempt wife who lives in another state funded hoooose

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    • 290
      The Beast is Deluded says:

      Visit England the land where no one is on the dole, no one leeches of the state, no absentee fathers, no fat lazy wives and no state funded homes. A marvellous place to live by all accounts.

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  55. 210
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Maybe next Friday, November 5th, people should be encouraged to substitute their usual effigy of the honourable Guido Fawkes with one of the utterly dishonourable Gordon Brown.

    The sight of thousands of his effigy blazing away into the night all across the land might just give the Jock-tw*t the message about what we think of him.

    And if some lucky bonfire were to hoist the real thing instead of an effigy…..

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  56. 217
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Taxi for Gordon .

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  57. 223
    Anonymous says:

    pigs

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  58. 227
    Penfold says:

    He had total contempt for the country and people when in the chair and that continues now he’s out of the chair.
    He fucked the country fiscally and he’s now doing the same financially.
    The man is a total C*** and a Contemptible C*** at that.

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  59. 228
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    did anyone see Glenn Beck last night ?

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    streamfisher says:

    Gordon’s courage seems to have deserted him, but then he was writing about other people.

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    How to deal with immature unprofessional idiots in Edinburgh says:

    The hoon should resign. Useless!

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  62. 236
    Anonymous says:

    Here here Guido, well said.

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  63. 238
    Gordon says:

    I’m doing voluntary work as promised, I’ve volunteered to write a book at the taxpayers expense, charity begins at home (Kirkcaldy).

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    Paymaster says:

    Why would anyone complain about not seeing The Big Brown One? I don’t mind him collecting his pay, as long as we never set eyes on him again.

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  65. 244
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Being reviled as the most unpopular political figure in living memory; the most inept, incompetant chancellor; the most clueless prime minister can’t be easy.

    I feel sorry for Gordon Brown…but only for a fraction of a second!!!

    He has nobody to blame but himself and his inability to rise to the challanges of occupying two of the great offices of state in this country.

    Sadly, he will not fade into obscurity but always be held up as the man who ruined a once great nation and a showed us the true nature of socialism.

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  66. 247
    Martin Day-Miliband says:

    Ed Miliband will turn on the Tories, Lib Dems,Guido Fawkes and SNP today as he attempts to portray Labour as the party of optimism in his first speech in Scotland since becoming party leader.

    Miliband will use a keynote address to Labour’s Scottish conference in Oban to attack the Tories and the Liberal Democrats at Westminster, as well as the Scottish National party, which governs at Holyrood,and the politicalblogger,Guido Fawkes.

    The Labour leader will challenge David Cameron’s “big society” idea and instead argue that his party is the only genuinely progressive force in British politics. He is also expected to brand the Lib Dems and Guido Fawkes as “cheerleaders” for Tory cuts.

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  67. 252
    Rat's arse says:

    Just turned off BBC2/Labour Coalition Politics show as Kevin McGuire was spouting his usual venom and utter shite. Before that BBC News 24/Labour Coalition was giving free rein to Postman Pat’s burbling on about how great the Lieber Government was. No-one tried to question him! Do we really have to pay the licence fee to this paragon of unbiased tw@tters?

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  68. 253
    The general public says:

    Sounds fair enough Guido, and it highlights yet again the crap almost ALL MP’s will give you about “serving Britain every minute of the day etc.” just to get your vote.

    On another matter, surely Guido you will do a post along the lines that if the country’s finances are in such a mess that they need this very severe reduction in spending, then there can be NO WAY we can give the EU the same amount of money let alone a small increase (as Dave seems to be giving in to). This would even play well with many of the non-Tory/pro-EU.

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  69. 257
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Who on earth will be interested in reading his next book? The musings of a failed chancellor, PM, party leader are of zero interest in this household. The essence of the topic is quite simple. He should either attend the House of Commons or resign. Were I to form part of his electorate, I would write to him on a weekly basis and demand an explanation for his prolonged absence. Simples

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    • 312
      smoggie says:

      His constituency flock are no worse nor better off whether he attends parliament or not. Which begs the question, why do we need hundreds of them?

      Our needs are attended to these days by the local authorities.

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  70. 259
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ok apart from this , Lets hear the important story Ian Holloway on wayne rooney

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  71. 261
    Dick Robinson says:

    Gorgon has been living off the state his whole life. It will be hard for him to find a real job now. I’m just glad he’s out of harm’s way.

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    • 289
      A study in Hubris says:

      Brown is a dependancy Junkie and his mission in life was/is to make everyone in the Country dependent on the state in some shape or form. Tax Credits being a good example of this, where he took your money from you and you then had to apply to get it back !

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  72. 263
    Marcus Aurelius says:

    surely McRuin is just following standard EU procedure. The EU’s seminary Common Purpose openly declares its ambition to bring about a “post democratic” society. The purpose of MPs is to represent their parties to the people not the other way round. How better to do that than by staying at home. No more need for wasteful debate in a post democratic society. Just look at your own town hall to see where it’s all going. 50 years ago it was an open space for public debate about policy. Today it’s an office block from which bureaucrats implement policy decided in private and imposed on you

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    Twas the month before Northern Rock says:

    My Lord Mayor, Mr Governor, my Lords, Aldermen, Mr Recorder, Sheriffs, ladies and gentlemen.

    Over the ten years that I have had the privilege of addressing you as Chancellor, I have been able year by year to record how the City of London has risen by your efforts, ingenuity and creativity to become a new world leader.

    Now today over 40 per cent of the world’s foreign equities are traded here, more than New York:

    * over 30 per cent of the world’s currencies exchanges take place here, more than New York and Tokyo combined,
    * while New York and Tokyo are reliant mainly on their large American and Asian domestic markets, 80 per cent of our business is international, and
    * in a study last week of the top 50 financial cities, the City of London came first.

    So I congratulate you Lord Mayor and the City of London on these remarkable achievements, an era that history will record as the beginning of a new golden age for the City of London.

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  74. 271
    streamfisher says:

    Fucker prize nomination: a troglodyte in three parts by Gordon Brown.
    The Scotched Pimpernel, son of the manse.
    Pt1 The Moral compass
    Pt2 The Golden Rule
    Pt3 Boom And Bust

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    • 287
      Anonymous says:

      I understant a sequel entitled “Lets pretend none of that happened” is being written by a team of dancers known as “Ed Milliband and the New Generation”

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  75. 276
    I Hate New Labour says:

    What happened to waking up every day and ‘fighting for fairness’?

    Unless he’s a snivelling coward too afraid to face other MPs without Mandelson to protect him?

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      Apart from that he was OK says:

      Gordon Brown is lying low because Gordon Brown got found out.

      We now know he was a cowardly,duplicitous, lying ,deceiptful , calculating, embittered, arrogant, bullying and boastfull idiot.

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      • 302
        I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        He’s also fat, bigoted, vicious (I was told this personally by one of his staff), economically ignorant, incompetent, an obsessive micro-manager (told this personally), sexist (told this personally) and psychologically damaged (told this personally). All in all, he’s a top bloke. Oh, and he’s also a one-eyed Scottish idiot and should never be allowed south of Hadrian’s Wall except in a box, so we Englishmen can shit on his coffin.

        In the view of the number 10 staffer, it was the micro-managing that fucked him. He could never see the big picture and trusted no-one to do anything without him butting in first.

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          Grammar School Boy says:

          Sounds like a typically perfect Labia politician!

          Remember though that a fair chunk of merry England lies North of the Wall and the locals there are certainly not Sweaties.

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    bluebell says:

    Has it not occurred to you that Brown may be clinging on for a while to maximise his pension – he is 60 on 20 February 2011?

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    • 317
      Grammar School Boy says:

      Ha ha.

      He’ll have to work till he’s 66 now but when I say work I use the term very fucking loosely in his case.

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  77. 301
    blackbyle says:

    I was his mobile phone until he slung me against the wall in one of his Red Mists and bust me – just like the economy.

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  78. 303
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Has Sarah gone back to her acting job and the kids back to the orphanage from whence they came?

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    Brian Gilhooley says:

    If there was any justice in this country Brown would be put on trial for his incompetence and corruption in giving all our money to his friends the bankers. Or strung up from the nearest lamp-post by an angry mob who are going to have to suffer cuts in their jobs and benefits as a result.

    I’m a Scot and I’m ashamed to have this dreadful man as a fellow-countryman.

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  81. 310
    50 Calibre says:

    Brown stole a big whack of my pension. If he comes within range I might whack him, the bastard.

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  82. 311
    Sing Along With Gordon says:

    Oh no no no nooooo
    Geordie Munro
    Oh no no no ma wee laddie
    I don’t want tae go
    and be a freaky sideshow
    I’d rather stay home in Kirkcaldy

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  83. 319
    AbleTheSpace Monkey says:

    DailyMash ‘Where’s Gordon’

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/gordon-brown-to-have-a-nice%2c-lazy-day–201010203177/

    GORDON Brown will have a late breakfast, watch some afternoon telly and then take a nice long bath while George Osborne is kicking your bastarding teeth down your throat, it has been confirmed.
    While the chancellor is machine-gunning half the country into a pit and telling the other half they must live chin-deep in their own dung, the former prime minister will be buttering some wholemeal toast and asking a stout, cheerful housekeeper to poach him an egg.

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  84. 324
    Willie Collum says:

    He is a great strong man, a great leader, a hero which is something guido can never aspire to be and who we desperately need in our times of trouble.

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  85. 325
    blackbyle says:

    Willy- you are another North Briton Onanist or as Hairiette Whoremoans said to the Liebour wake (Hibernian div.Pop.4Mill scroumgers)a ginger political mutant – grow up or shut up

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  86. 328
    AnyDirectDemocracyIsCommunism says:

    Has he been jailed yet?

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  87. 329
    AnyDirectDemocracyIsCommunism says:

    Is he in prison yet?

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  88. 330
    David says:

    As a Scot I detest the vile little Hunt. Scotland has a huge problem with drugs, over 1% of Scots are heroin addicts, can you believe that? Unfortunately it’s true…

    The man played politics with illegal drugs and that makes him lower than whale shit in my opinion. We’re not going to get a proper solution until politicians engage in grown up debate on the issue and try to find a workable solution. Gordon failed to rise to the challenge so badly it was unbelievable. Dave is a piece of shit too though. Dave goaded the moron into making cannabis class C to pull the liberal left away from Labour with a wedge issue.

    Can anyone here contact him? If so can you pass my comments on? I’d love him to read them.

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  89. 332
    Anonymous says:

    Er…….I seem to remember that Gordon won the last election in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sure, he didn’t win in England but, then again, who did? Ah yes, Dil & Do

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      Toodlepip shit says:

      next you’ll be telling us you wish he was still in power Anon…giggle giggle

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      • 335
        Anonymous says:

        mmmmm……..yes…..I think I do. Its called democracy……most votes win and all that….devoid of dogmatism, emotion, or even, dare I say, the oppinions of the losers IE supporters of the brokeback boys. What we currently have is not a representation of the British electorate. Seeing Clegg at the despatch box is laughable

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  90. 336
    Jenny says:

    I’ve just discovered a new diet and weight-loss-portal called http://www.aiqum.co.uk and wanted to ask if any of you know it? They offer tailor made low carb and low fat menu plans, plus tailor made training plans! There are also thousands of recipes to choose from and many, many tools!
    You also get numerous diagrams. It´s completely FREE and without obligations!

    Kind regards,
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