November 3rd, 2010


Another day and another media darling has sounded off with glorious hyperbole. Today the veteran liberator of Kabul John Simpson compared cutting the budget of the BBC to:

“…immobilizing the subject on his/her back with the head inclined downwards; water is then poured over the face into breathing passages, thus triggering the mammalian diving reflex causing the captive to experience the sensations of drowning. In It can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage and, if uninterrupted, death.”

Another luvvie exits the reality based community…


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    We need a free market in the media , Subscripion is the way forward .

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    the budget wasnt cut it was frozen right ?

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    concrete pump says:

    Lol! What a cock.

    John Simpson, the proprietor of Kabulshit.

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    Rat's arse says:

    Simpson is a deluded bastard. If I had my way, the BBC would be shut down.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Plenty of room in Crowthorne.

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    Observer says:

    Simpson self regarding, self important. lofty minded berk.

    Simpson you do not live in the real world. What you get paid for droning on in a flak jacket bears no relationship to the worth of your or any otherBBC reporting.

    You and your ilk are overpaid luvvies.

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    Anonymous says:

    No doubt he’ll cut back on the exe’s to do his bit…..

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    Ken Lorp says:

    I don’t think he understands what the diving reflex is – his description is certainly not it!

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    I pay your wages, you PRAT says:

    I’ve just paid £145 for the banal biased shite that the BBC chucks out. For pities sake, give us a choice and get rid of the license.

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    Humbug Hater says:

    The language may be dramatic, but the message is right. The BBC is being undermined, while Murdoch’s News Corporation is set to take over the whole of BSkyB. Blair made his pacts with Murdoch, and the same is happening now. Whichever party is doing it, it’s dangerous and undemocratic and something needs to be done.

    I’ve just joined a Twitter campaign called DemocracyFail that’s pressing for the appointment of a media commission to change the rules on ownership. It has a blog at Worth joining if you care about these things.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Wouldnt mind seeing Toenails waterboraded ………….

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You’ve got to feel sorry for yesterday’s man…reliving past experiences. At least he didn’t take us through the chamois leather underwear bit.

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    Terry Wogan's Wig Dresser says:

    Simpson is a good, serious journalist. His silly remarks (well deserving their medal) probably reflect the sad truth that the BBC will cut its spending on journalism rather than cutting either the ludicrously overpaid management or the vast sums paid for the likes of the late, unlamented Jonathan Woss.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The thing with Sky is i have a choice , If i want to watch i pay for it , if i dont then i dont , While with the BBC ……………

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    Ian E says:

    ‘If I had my way, the BBC would be shut down.’

    And Simpson would be shot down!

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    You had a good run Beeb but the party is over says:


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    Southern Softy says:

    “It can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage and, if uninterrupted, death.”

    And that’s just from listening to John Simpson.

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    You had a good run Beeb but the party is over says:

    Enough is enough, nothing lasts forever, the beeb had a good run but it is time it came into the real world.

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    It’s Murdoch’s fault.
    Either him or Thatcher are always on page one of the left wingers play book.

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    Sophie says:

    I am so glad I do not contribute to this luvvies massive pay & perks.

    3 years in & no TV License.

    No prosecution either.

    Starve the beast – stop paying the BBC your TV tax.

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    Nick2 says:

    The point about waterboarding is that it’s not usually carried through to death, although suffocating someone to the point that their bladder sphincter releases (called ‘passing through the heavenly gates’ by practitioners apparently) probably does cause brain damage.

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    concrete pump says:

    “I’ve just paid £145 for the banal biased shite”.


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    Let's be honest says:

    To the average man in the street blokes like John Simpson are viewed as total wankers, soft handed nonces.

    Who gives a fuck that you have been to Afghanistan on expenses

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    You had a good run Beeb but the party is over says:

    ‘DemocracyFail’ is being made to pay 145 quid against your will for a television organisation in the 21st century or go to the jail or face being fined.

    That is true democracy failure or failure of democracy as it should be properly stated.

    But sure, go for the easy target Murdoch, he only gives you the choice to buy his tripe or not after all.

    You do have to wonder about the education standards of these latter generations.

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    Donkeyscrump says:

    He forgot to mention the Tangerine up the arse if he was using BBC employees sexual practices as a metaphor.

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    13eastie says:

    Simpson went on to point out that in Canada in the 1980s, when prime minister Brian Mulroney fell out with public service broadcaster CBC, its licence fee was cut.

    “CBC remains excellent, but it now broadcasts mostly to an educated, middle-class audience”.

    So the impact of the new arrangements might be something like this:

    Jonathan Ross / Graham Norton
    4 Poofs and a Piano
    One Show
    Strictly Come Dancing
    Celebrity Cook Your Own Pet
    Top Gear / Jeremy Clarkson
    Radio 1
    Radio 2
    Radio 5

    Sounds fucking brilliant.

    Where’s the problem, Simpson?

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    Dazza says:

    All they do is repeat anyway. Same as ITV. Too many channels to run with not enough decent stuff to put on them…

    And the director of the racket is paid too much. If he goes to LOas Vegas (which he did) he gets to claim the ex’s too.

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    Lux says:

    From Simpson’s deluded rant: “The BBC won’t die; it’ll just cease to be the envy of the world.”

    Well John, that happened sometime in the late 60’s, early 70’s. The ONLY people who think the BBC is the “envy of the World” work for the BBC.

    HBO, Showtime, AMC and ARTE are the envy of the World. If the BBC employed ANY talented producers they could blow these channels off the air with the resources they have available.

    As it is, the BBC produces, at best, mediocre shows that lack all innovation, have the same core group of actors and writers, are VERY badly edited, and whose camera-work is almost always over-exposed. At worst (and that’s most of the schedule) it produces ratings-grabbing crap that makes the dumbed-down ITV look like the early days of Channel 4 under Isaacs.

    It’s spread too thin over far too many channels, it insular and nepotistic, is afraid of new talent (as it shows them up), and has crew that phone-in their work on almost every show.

    The day they can produce even 1 show that competes with anything on HBO, will be the day they’ve lost the licence fee, have fired all their current producers, and have had to compete in the real world.

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    Splooge says:

    Don’t pay, won’t pay

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    Sir William Waad says:

    I must have slept like a log last night. I woke up in the grate.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Very well said. The BBC is world-famous in Hampstead.

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    MI7 says:

    yes why? the tv license is easy to dodge. i’m 34 and have only paid it once since leaving home at 18.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How many staff did the BBC send to the world cup in SA ?

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    13eastie says:

    The pride of White City: Westfield Shopping Centre

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    Sophie says:

    I am 3 years into non payment.

    If I can starve the institutionally left wing BBC beast & their commission based goons at TV Licensing then you can.

    Dont pay. Refuse them access to your property.

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    Whats good for the goose is good for the gander says:

    Do MP’s?

    Most the bastards had their ones on expenses.

    So we coughed up for the beebs propaganda tax once again.

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    Like it or not, the BBC is accountable to the public while News Corporation is accountable to its shareholders and its very ethos is to make money. And, by any measure, the licence fee is incredibly good value for money.

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    Anus Homo says:

    Waterboarding’s far too soft an approach to the infestation of socialistical vermin and big state parasites in West London.

    Personally Id favour the execution preceded by extreme fucking agony method practised by those fine fellows in southern Iraq, the Badr Brigade, namely the electric drill through the old bonce.

    How those chaps sleep at night after drilling through the skulls of screaming Sunnis is beyond me, but it is effective, and we needs to send a message dont we

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    Rat's arse says:

    Hi Billy! You are right. We have no choice but to pay the TV licence even if we do’nt watch it. I think it’s called ‘hornswaddled’.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Simpson has cribbed his definition from Wikipedia (see below). Did he give them a credit?

    “Waterboarding is a form of torture that consists of immobilizing the subject on his/her back with the head inclined downwards; water is then poured over the face into breathing passages, thus triggering the mammalian diving reflex causing the captive to experience the sensations of drowning. In contrast to submerging the head face-forward in water, waterboarding precipitates an almost immediate gag reflex. It can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage and, if uninterrupted, death.”

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Whoops! It was Guido who cribbed from Wikipedia. Err….ahem!

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    Anus Homo says:

    Your car’s here Mr Simpson

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    Rat's arse says:

    I suppose then that all Labour feckers have been waterboarded [brain death]

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    streamfisher says:

    I think the BBC should be:
    …immobilized on its back with the head inclined downwards; water is then poured over the face into breathing passages, thus triggering the mammalian diving reflex causing the captive to experience the sensations of drowning. In It (innit?) can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage and uninterrupted death. Please excuse my hyperbole.

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    righty right wing (mrs) says:

    If the BBC is “the envy of the world” then surely such a jewel can stand on its own two feet & compete in the free market.

    The BBC stifles the broadcast market in the UK & globally because it can outspend any broadcaster in the private sector – easy to do when you have the British taxpayer giving you £3.4 billion pounds a year & the ECB offering unlimited secret soft loans.

    If the BBC is as great as the luvvies & lefties tell us it is then it should have no problem trouncing the opposition & Murdoch in a free competitive level playing field.

    But with rusty Dave at the helm of the New Conservative Party I doubt the robust action & changes that are urgently needed at the BBC will happen any time soon.

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    BBC says:

    Have we mentioned Ashcroft yet?

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    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    I care about these things alright, I care that the BBC will send me to prison if I dont pay their blackmail / extortion demand. Demanding money with menaces, for something you probably do not even get or want, is a criminal offence in all other walks of life.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Yes News corp does make money so it can buy say , Premier league football , Cricket etc and look how that has improved the grounds , Young player devolpment , Could the BBC do this ? Could it match its cricket covarage ? No .

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    Dave wuvs the BBC says:

    Mr Cameron stressed that he supported the BBC

    He said: “The BBC is an important national institution. I want to see it prosper and succeed and be a fantastic cultural asset.”

    He added that he was a “supporter of the licence fee”

    Jeremy Hunt Conservative MP, Culture Secretary

    “I believe that the BBC is a great national institution.”

    “I am proud of the BBC. I think that most British people think that we are very lucky to have a BBC and most people who aren’t British, if they don’t have a BBC, wish they did have one.”

    “I don’t see the BBC as a State broadcaster. “I think people see the BBC as operating at arms length from the government and it’s very important that it should continue to do so and that’s why we’ve said we will protect the BBC charter.”

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has defended the BBC, saying it’s “unique in the world and we should be proud of it” and said the trend for politicians to constantly attack it was wrong.

  52. 52
    concrete pump says:

    It’s not a fee, it’s a fucking tax – which i have only paid once in my life. Fuck the bbc!

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    The cunt of Monte Cristo says:

    That is the type of motor vehicle I wish to see His High Lordship Mr S Fry in, on an urgent if not immediate basis

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    Mornington Crescent says:


    Self-important, deluded, offensive tripe. Fidler’s lost his marbles.

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    Guido knows my ISP says:

    heard the latest from Germany? All households will have to pay TV tax, irrespective of whether they have a TV./Radio or PC, welcome to the NWO, oh and bye the way, we pay 7% VAT on all basic foods, if processed then the full whack of 19%, the only consolation? I can drive my car on the autobahnen as fast as I like

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Boom tish.

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    concrete pump says:

    Sounds familiar, Les Dawson maybe?

    “Mother-in-law was sleeping like a log last night, she had her head in the fire…

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    Sue Lawley' lovechild says:

    I’d like to opt out of paying the tv tax right now if thats ok with you mr simpson. I dont watch your programs, I think your news covering is bias and I think you are a shocking waste of money that is demanded with menaces and threats.
    I feel the same way about the bbc.

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    Dr Stantz says:

    Both Murdoch and the BBC need looking at equally! You can’t attack one and not the other.

    Murdoch is not the staunch right winger enforcing his personal views onto his media outlets that the left seem to scream about. He’s actually worse than that! Most of Murdoch’s media outlets are tailored to the right wing because he is getting a good return selling to that market.

    As mentioned, people tend to forget that his media outlets were bowing at the feet of Blair as it was clear the public were going to sweep him into power. Fox News in America is obviously right wing cheering and no where near “Fair and Balanced” but that because Murdoch tapped into a market no one had done before and is getting good money as a result. But its been noted by those doing biographies of the man, if he started to get the hint that Fox News was loosing rating and money due to left cheering media being more successful, he would change Fox News’ output in a flash!

    That’s why he is worse than what he is portrayed by the left.

    That however does not give the BBC the permission to carry on with their well outdated mode of funding!

    In this day and age their model of payment just is not compatible with the rest of the media market. Other than the obvious fact that they have lost their mandate to demand their “Unique way of funding” by being as institutionally left wing biased as they are when they are charted to be impartial and non-partisan.

    Murdoch’s media might swing their output from right to left and back again at a whim but as also previously said, I still have the choice not to purchase any of his material. The BBC however will for the foreseeable future always be left wing biased and I am forced to pay for it, short of some creative legal ducking and weaving.

    So both need tackling, however, while still maintaining the right to free speech and freedom of the press.

    My suggestion is to privatise the BBC so it is forced to play fairly with it’s competition, while setting grounds rules for everyone so that one does not over shadow the rest as Murdoch is doing. Essentially state that you can only offer one form of payment methods:

    Choice 1: Subscription based. If you do not subscribe, you do not get access to the channel. If you choose to subscribe then the broadcaster gives you access to the channel however there programs are ad-free.

    Choice 2: Ad revenue, free to view: Money for the broadcaster is generated soley on advertising only. The public can access the channel freely but accepts ad breaks and programs sponsored from companies without being charged any extra to view any content.

    That should bring everything to some resemblance of order.

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    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    When are they being packed of to sunny Salford?

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    bergen says:

    Very sadly,the useless luvvie probably believes sincerely the truth of the pretentious crap he spouts.It is ingrained in them from the day they joined.Never forget that George Orwell was inspired to write 1984 and create Newspeak as a result of working for the BBC.

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    The BBC IS good value for money.
    But so is ASDA, and ASDA don’t force me to pay a subscription even if I never shop there.

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    Cameron's New Model Army says:

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    streamfisher says:

    He’s the new Eastenders character, a racketeer landlord that just happens to be called Ashcroft, everybody is now living in tents in the square.

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    Ewanme says:

    Typical fuckin journalist , hun .

    Uses a thousand words where a couple would do .

    He could of said , “We don’t like it” , an we’d of got the message .

    I ask ya .

    E x .

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    Drooling Imbecile says:

    You needs a fucking lorry bomb for that fat poofy twat Fry pal

    Jobs a goodun pal

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    Click Click on the taxpayer says:


    Gordon Brown and the BBC… Poor Guido, he’s begining to sound like a zealous southern state republican creationist nutter ( oh sorry you all ready are )

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    Let's be honest says:

    The only reason BBC breakfast gets so many viewers is the off chance of a flash of Susanna Reids panties

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    The Beast of homophobia says:

    Beats having those e squeaming queers Fry and Noton drilled into your skull everytime you turn on the telly or wireless

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Has anyone ever shagged a leftie ?

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    Ayesha Hazarika says:

    Watch: Ed Miliband makes fun of Cameron over photographer | Liberal Conspiracy

    Andrew Parsons has been made a civil servant a year after we revealed how he staged shots of Mr Cameron in the Garden of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey. Mr Cameron hired the snapper to transform his image when he was leader of the Opposition and his wages were picked up by the Tories

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    Speaker Bercow says:


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    Sir William Waad says:

    “Already” not “all ready”.

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    StretchMarx says:

    Read my lips: Which part of ‘We don’t like you coming here. You are like an unwanted rash’, do you not understand?
    Get the message, sweety?

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    concrete pump says:

    Sian Williams flashed a nice crisp white pair of panties the other day.

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    Nepotistic Press says:

    Perhaps, if he is a friend of Paul Dacre, like Max Hastings who went from liberating Stanley to writing never ending columns in the Daily Mail at thousands of pounds a throw, he could do the same.

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    David Cameron says:

    “I don’t object to people of different religious groups being catered for but it’s not something that should be imposed on everybody else. The vast majority of people in this country would not want meat of this origin.”


    Islamic halal food and other halal products are occupying a growing place in Western society and the UK in particular. They are now made available through numerous restaurants and retail outlets, and in many government and public institutions. Often they are offered without the knowledge of consumers and without the provision of alternatives.

    While we affirm the freedom of Muslim people in the West to follow their own religious practices, including the consumption of halal food and other products, we believe that the freedom of non-Muslims not to follow Muslim practices should also be respected – and that it is being infringed by the rapid spread of halal goods

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    Anonymous says:

    “Another luvvie exits the reality based community”

    To exit this community, you would have to once have been part of it. Sort of excludes the likes of Simpson, no?

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    Burk in a Burkha says:

    Simply oodles of staff, dahling.

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    Quagmire says:


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    StretchMarx says:

    BBC Breakfast doesn’t have ‘viewers’. It has people whose T.V.s come on when they flick the mains switch for the toaster.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    She said she wanted to get close to the unemployed. It was very taxing and I felt spent afterwards.

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    Cameron unveils his new Tory Conference closing music says:

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    Mr Plum says:

    Has he got water on the brain

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    Engineer says:

    Ewanme is as much entitled to her opinion, and her right to express it, as you are. If you don’t like that, you could always take a refund and go somewhere more congenial.

    This is Guido’s gaff – if he’s got a problem with somebody posting here, he’ll make the decisions, not us. We’re guests. So are you.

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    StretchMarx says:

    Thatcher shafted a few.

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    Pervtastic says:

    WHAT! how did I miss that.

    anything on utube,iplayer.

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    Quagmire says:

    Giggity giggity goo.

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    Homer Simpson says:

    Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.

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    righty right wing (mrs) says:

    In your opinion.

    Not mine.

    I should not be forced to pay for any political organisation under threat of prison if I refuse – & I do refuse to give the BBC a single penny.

    If you want the BBC to survive start pitching for subscription service.

    Then those of you who do want it can pay for it & we will see if the BBC can live up to its own hype about being “the envy of the world”.

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    Oh Darling! says:

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    Anonymous says:

    Nah. But they’re screwing us all the time.

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    concrete pump says:

    You don’t speak for me.

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    Selohesra says:

    Never used to discus politics on a first date Billy – although if hairy armpits is a giveaway then maybe yes (or a closet Frenchie)

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What Engineer said !

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    Click Click on the taxpayer says:

    We’re ITV “Independant Tory Vision ” told that they were 100% shite today. !!!!!

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    StretchMarx says:

    Reality is somewhat overrated.

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    Click Click on the taxpayer says:

    Yawn !!!!!

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    Engineer says:

    Why should the BBC be any different to the rest of us? In case they hadn’t noticed, we’ve just had the worst recession in living memory (just about), with many people made redundant in the private sector, and many more left with pay cuts and short-time working. Now the public sector is being asked to live within it’s means, so what is about the BBC (publicly funded, note) that should exclude it from the general national belt-tightening?

    Exactly what planet is Simpson on? It certainly isn’t the one most of us inhabit.

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    Anonymous says:

    Spot on. Subscription or advertisement. No forced taxation need.

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    John Snow says:

    I don’t give a fuck what you fascists say. I still won’t wear a poppy.

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    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    I don’t think Simpson’s exaggerating or blowing rhetoric at all here, Guido: swap ‘tears’ or’spittle’ for ‘water’ and these symptoms read like accurate, clinical indications of how the average soft-handed Beeboid is going to react, on discovering their true place on the job market immediately after involuntary redundancy…

    You hear that? That’s the smallest fiddle in the World, that is.

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    Torture says:

    Paying nearly £150 for Labour’s Propaganda Machine is like having my finger nails ripped out.

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    time running out = six more years at least says:

    Shame the man who said “The BBC is an important national institution. I want to see it prosper and succeed and be a fantastic cultural asset.” and added that he was a “supporter of the licence fee” has given them a SIX YEAR deal on the freeze.

    The BBC will be here far longer than Dave as even Maggie didn’t dare scrap it.
    And Dave is no Thatcher.

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    Anonymous says:

    Double spacing is so last year and a full stop wouldn’t go amiss.

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    Top Shelf TV says:

    It is advisable to routinely turn the TV back to BBC1 night so as not to broadcast the last channel viewed the previous evening when the TV is turned back on

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    concrete pump says:

    You sound tired, maybe you should fuck off to bed. When the morning comes buy a dictionary and learn how to fucking spell.


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    Ewanme says:

    Yeah , wot Billy said .

    You gonna be refereein the Ashes , darlin ??

    E x .

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    Anonymous says:

    I was hoping Dave was going to give at least a good kicking to the BBC sometime during his time in Government. But seeing as he has just surrendered to the French without even firing a shot I don’t see much hope. I only watch the BBC for the Sky At Night. Like many here I do resent the license fee.

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    Engineer says:

    Yeah – Scargill.

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    Just off the banana boat. says:

    Yes you are right John, it’s exactly like waterboarding isn’t it? I’ve thought so for a long time now.

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    Mr Plum says:

    You always get one dont you, its not as if he has to buy it.

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    Burk in a Burkha says:

    Tsk tsk tsk. Check your spelling again, dahling.

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    Bagpuss says:

    “… immobilizing the subject on his/her back with the head ….”

    his/her? Simpson sounds like the sort of twat who would write h/she (or is it s/he?)!

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    We're sheep shuffling towards a permanently yellow Britain says:

    David Cameron does not want to be a Conservative Prime Minister. The idea fills him with disgust. He much prefers a Coalition with the ultra-Leftist, anti-British Liberal Party.
    Why? Because he is much more like them than he is like the silly sheep who voted Tory in the deluded hope of getting a patriotic, respon­sible and just government.
    I warned everyone against Mr Cameron when there was still time to stop him. And he repeatedly helped me by confirming that what I said was true.

    He made it plain, when he shamelessly broke his pledge on an EU referendum, that he was not to be trusted on the Brussels issue – as we now see.
    He refused to reply when I asked him, during the Election, if he was closer to Nick Clegg or Norman Tebbit. He gave his answer days later, after the sheep had voted, as he formed a Coalition with Mr Clegg.
    But conventional wisdom – which is always wrong – has since then claimed that Mr Clegg is in some way the prisoner of the wicked Tories. He is portrayed as Mr Cameron’s f ag at school, or as his helpless underling, by politically illiterate cartoonists.

    On the contrary, Mr Cameron is the willing prisoner of Mr Clegg. He loves to have a permanent excuse to tell the shivering, lonesome clumps of real conservatives in his party that he cannot do what they want him to do.
    In fact, he loves it so much that he really wants a merger between the two parties – in all but name.
    Hence the most fascinating – and so the least discussed – political revelation of the week.
    My colleague Simon Walters reported last Sunday that Francis Maude, one of Mr Cameron’s closest and most astute lieutenants, had told a private gath­ering that the Coalition is a ‘bloody good thing’, adding that there was very little difference between the Tory and Liberal parties and that many Tories want the pact to continue far beyond five years.
    ‘Even if the Conservatives win a majority at the next Election, there will be a desire to continue with the Coalition among parts of the Conser­vative Party,’ he said.

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    Bagpuss says:

    Ah! That’s where he got the his/her crap. Naughty boy.

    BBC Cut and paste journalism. – it’s what we do.

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    Moley says:

    This is part of what Simpson said;

    In a letter published in the latest edition of BBC in-house magazine Ariel, Simpson accuses the government of making an “unprecedented attack against the BBC” after it tried to foist the £556m a year cost of free licence fees for over- 75s on to the corporation.

    The solution is not to bother buying pensioners a licence at all; after all, millions of other people don’t have one, and it doesn’t bother them.
    Problem solved.

    Utterly shameless and hyperbolic propaganda is what Simpson is doing, Goebbels would be proud of him. He clearly cannot be trusted any more to impartially present the facts about anything, and he should be dismissed.

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    passing dog lover says:

    Nothing wrong with wearing a puppy

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    Bagpuss says:

    If you want to pay for the BBC? Great! Take out a subscription, but do not demand that all should do likewise.

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    White Van Man says:

    That’s “Independent Television” and its free to the public, unlike the £3.4 billion tax eating BBC who send goons round to your house if you don’t pay up!

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    Yellow Britain says:

    Autumn always was my favourite time of year.

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    Beeboid Alert says:

    Another beeoid being paid via peoples TV tax to troll the forums and blogs attack any anti-BBC posts and comments.

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    Mr Plum says:

    Nice one Peter but nobody likes a know all eye specialist.
    We could all have written that.
    Besides, there was no one else to vote for if we wanted brown out.

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    The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation says:


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    A Passing Aesthete... says:

    And the purple cord trousers for the older ones…

  126. 126
    Velicity Van Ignorer says:

    FFS! Definitely OTT!

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    I am not a numpty, I am an EU slave says:

    fuck labour
    fuck the bbc
    fuck bart simpson

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    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    H-Huuuh! He said *cock*!

    Jeezus Christ, Beavis, you can say what you like on this blog, and they won’t send the councillors and Police round to see your parents again like thatHuffington Post does… This Freedom of Expression stuff rocks! Liberal blogs suck, Dude – they’re just whiny pussies, anyway, that nobody else reads.

    H-Huuuh! *Cock*!

    H-Huuuh! I said it twice. Beavis, this rocks. This has got to be what we’re fighting for!

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    13eastie says:

    Your new office is ready, Mr Thompson.

  130. 130
    John Sinperson says:

    I am inebriated with the exuberance of my own verbosity.

    Now, be a good licence payer and massage my huge ego.

  131. 131
    Chloe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    It’s not a TV tax, it’s a propaganda tax.
    They’re just trying to pass it off as a TV tax.

  132. 132
    Portaloo says:

    Less than they sent to Glastonbury, possibly.

  133. 133
    White Van Man says:

    Yes, they tend to have halitosis hairy armpits and a Grimsby docks aroma coming from the nether regions, drinking plenty of water and a dose of antibiotics the day after usually helps.

  134. 134
    P. Doff says:

    When I’ve been on the piss and lost my front door key I collapse in a heap on the pavement and watch the sky at night for free.

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    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    If any license prisoner had seen the extravagant premises under construction at salford quays (near mancuniagrad,guardianshire) they would stab the door to door “sales”man

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    high hatter says:

    Don’t you mean thrrrumm, tink?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    And fuck the EU

  138. 138
    Vanessa Van Vool says:

    Awa an biel yer heid! What a lot of nonsense! Good god!

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    Half moon Doodoo says:

    I don’t think Simpson goes far enough, I would compare the cuts to the Beeb to: burning all the old women in Salford, then gouging out the eyes of new born babies in Sidcup, while stamping on the heads, with spiked boots, of all the blind people in Manchester and then blowing up watford with never-gas and plutonium, finaly drowning everybody in Bridgport in cheese water.

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    Limp wristed scribe says:

    Simpson is a silly old buffer who should have pensioned of years ago…wanders round pontificating the obvious in a manner better suited to a fat donald sinden…shame the bullet didn’t bite harder when he took one in the field…
    ‘I’ve been shot’ he wimped…that wasn’t being shot that was being scratched.
    Try a tour on the real front line and the lines might have more meaning.. water boarding is mild…what the bastards need is no gloves and no rules…we’re not fighting andy pandy.

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    Moley says:

    The licence fee is voluntary.

    Why not choose not to pay it?

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    Obama got tea bagged, roll on 2012 says:

    The fucking darling luvvie drama queen, I’ll egg his white suit the next time I see him prancing around the village.

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    genghiz the kahn says:


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    Weird Scientist says:

    The last useful contribution Les Dawson made to the world was proving that the “wick effect” was not a myth.

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    Arbitrage says:

    Got censored by the BBC today for quoting Sam Harris saying that some people could be ethically killed for their beliefs. This, from his own book, is obviously somehow unfair on him.

    Complained about a posting suggesting it was OK to hate Christians and was overruled by the BBC.

    Its not just OK to hate Christians its also not OK to criticise anyone who does.

    Its why I pay my licence fee.

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    streamfisher says:

    The corridors of the BBC were strewn with fizzy pop bottles.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    How is the BBC accountable?

    Do licence payers have a chance to remove the Trust or main board?

    Can licence payers vote to withold the salaries of The Trust?

    It doesn’t look like an organisation which is subject to many checks or balances.

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    Humpty Dumpty Herman Von Rompuy Flumpy Trumpty Numpty says:

    no he has stockholm syndrome.

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    This year’s Royal British legion poster is pictures of badly injured soldiers or a mother at a graveside.

    Tag line is..
    ‘It’s not as painful to put on a poppy’

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    Obama got tea bagged, roll on 2012 says:

    We need a tea party in this country.

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    Ewanme says:

    Hiya , whoever x .

    It don’t take a genius to see that this philosophy could be applied to the central “government” thingy.

    Old Holborn may be a fat, agein, new romantic keyboard player but he is right on this one:

    Don’t piss your money into the wind on stuff you don’t like etc.

    E x .

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    Anonymous says:

    Well stop!

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    Wikio is just a web ring.

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    Better Dead than Red Ed says:

    Don’t believe anything you read in the loony left wing Press.

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    Celebrity Crucifixion says:

    I wrote to the BBC suggesting a new show called Celebrity Crucifixion which would be viewed over the Easter holiday. They loved idea, though they are having no luck with celebrities willing to participate in the show. Daniel O’Donnel is quite keen, he wants to have a religious experience as it might bring him closer to God while flogging a few CD’s.

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    Martha Carnal says:

    Leave him alone.
    He’s a legend and very old.

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    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    so which one has had the explosion then

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    Labour Party says:

    We understand that Newsnight will be put off air by the forthcoming strike. This is outrageous. We need our propaganda feed.

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    Rolf Kafka says:

    Can you tell what it is yet ?

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    "Wha' you on abaaaht?!" says:

    Come on, we all know Eastenders alone is worth the price of the licence fee. That’s proper quality drama, that is. Innit?

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    streamfisher says:

    Up the anti to flagellating a DVD and I might tune in.

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    Grot Bags says:

    Thank GOG I worked for ITV

    Magog have mercy on you soul.

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    don't like it rammed down my throat says:

    Am I allowed to reflect quietly and anonymously, remember those brave souls and their ultimate sacrifice, in my own sweet, living, time and not have it pushed on me?

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    Brillo says:

    Be careful. If you abolish the BBC, you won’t have me to grill Labour MPs and axe murderers anymore. I’m the only Tory in the BBC, now that the alcoholic wife beater Jim Davidson’s pissed off to Dubai despite all his proclamations to being a patriot proud of being British.

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    I do says:

    According to Left Foot Forward using Wikio data and it is listed as:
    “The full rankings for November’s general blog category”
    I’m sorry but November has only just started and hasn’t even finished yet, I look at and use to check site ratings, completely impartial and far more reliable.

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    Anonymous says:

    Earl grey ?

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    White Van Man says:

    I believe that’s lefty propaganda bollocks, just go to those sites at rank 1 to 3 and look at the amount of comments per post and per day, this site is way in front anything the left have.

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    arsehole specialist says:

    … and deaf.

    Apologies. My name should read “earhole specialist”. Previous thread blah, blah…

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    Observer says:

    Fair Comment

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    John Hirst's To-Do List says:

    1 Convert to Islam
    2 Join the Labour Party

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    Anonymous says:

    P-betting has far more posts per day

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    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    I know stephen fry would love it!! simply love it dahling!!! He is frightfully modest dahling so dont take no for an answer,just do it with him dahling

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    Dumbed-down British Broadcasting Corporation says:

    We are catering to the masses.

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    Mark Ramsden says:

    If you don’t watch live BBC on a computer you don’t need a license.

    Sodium Thiopental. (or other truth drugs) Isn’t this cheaper and less time intensive than waterboarding? yours Chemical Solutions of Rochester. Or why not try a few ales? In Vino Veritas…

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    BBC News? You're having a laugh says:

    Simpson is a pompous, self regarding, lefty twat.
    As for BBC “news” I stopped watching that when I realised that the BBC were quite content to lie to it’s viewers and wilfully completely ignore, or actively deride, stories that contradicted the left, left, left, narrative.
    The end of propaganda central, cannot come fast enough for me.

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    Withnail says:

    Agree. I have lived at the same address for 16 years, and have not had a tv for the last 8 years. Still get nasty threatening letters from the Hunts though. They only recognise two types; licence payers and licence dodgers. The concept that lots of people have loads better things to do than watch tv is beyond them.

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    White Van Man says:

    Right, I’ve checked that left foot forward rank list out on Alexa and it is bollocks!

    Left foot forwards list states:
    1 Liberal Conspiracy
    2 Left Foot Forward
    3 Iain Dale’s Diary
    4 Guy Fawkes’ blog
    5 Labourlist

    The truth:
    1 Guy Fawkes’ blog
    2 Liberal Conspiracy
    3 Iain Dale’s Diary
    4 Leftfootforward
    5 Labourlist

    The proof:

    The UK Rankings to date:
    1 Guy Fawkes’ blog @ 1,984 in the UK
    2 Liberal Conspiracy @ 4,714 in the UK
    3 Iain Dale’s Diary @ 6,400 in the UK
    4 Leftfootforward @ 11,068 in the UK
    5 Labourlist @ 11,110 in the UK

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    of course. But if your phone rings during the minutes silence you might be tutted to death.

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    concrete pump says:

    Oh yes…..

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    BBC News? You're having a laugh says:

    “the BBC is accountable to the public ”

    Marvelous news, now just how do we the public remove the head of programming? Thought not.

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    UK Fred says:

    Somebody ought to give him a tap on the head.

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    BBC News? You're having a laugh says:

    Virtually impossible to tell, looks very much like any upmarket suburb of Salford to me.

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    Sparky says:

    You could have voted Brown in. That would have guaranteed brown-outs.

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    Joe Public says:

    Would you like us to pay for it too?

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    Lard Prescott of Crapper says:

    Catering? I’ll have ten pork pies, twenty vegetable samosa’s, five portions of chips and twenty mars bars. Then for mains I’ll have…….

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    Stеphеn Fry says:

    Women really hate thе look and the feel of mens cocks, and go yuk when they see the skid marks in their husbands pants. The bitches evеn hate washing their filthy stinking socks too, it’s natures way. Only homos can rеally appreciate the sheer awfulnеss of it all. Goodnight.

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    Commander in Chief of the SAS President Shortarsey says:

    Zee new Armee will ave a new flag in stunning white and all soldats vill learn zee franch for ” dont shoot, I will come quitely”.

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    Isn't it ironic says:

    …how religious people of whatever faith are so filled with hate? People who proclaim to be good people, and supposedly believe in things like love and forgiveness, display nothing of the sort. What it does show is the effect of childhood brainwashing and subsequent acceptance in adulthood without questioning any of it. The believers have an automatic unthinking reflex to say they’re Christian, Muslim etc etc because of their conditioning, but in actuality are incapable of showing the tenets for which they fight and defend so vehemently, and in the case of Muslims, commit mass murder. They define themselves almost entirely by what and who they hate because of the sectarianism at the heart of all religion, as well as an overriding obsession with the sex lives of others, which more often than not is a sign of deep seated sexual frustration or self-hatred that leads to, at best, hypocrisy in the form of affairs or visits to ladies of the night, and at worst, rape and child abuse. Religion is pure poison and the many followers who respond to any criticism or questions with threats of violence and ad hominem bile just prove the point.

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    grundell says:

    I like Flog It.

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    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    Bless, the poor quality troll cannot even write a sentence in English. Educarshun, edu…. you know the rest.

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    I'll have an E please Bob says:

    Even their “game” shows have a left wing slant. Have you seen Mastermind recently?

    Q: Which Conservative PM was directly responsible for the deaths of 3 million miners between 1984 and 1987?

    I must hurry you. I’ve started so I’ll finish. Oh, DO come on.

    You’re not going to get it, are you?

    Peeep, peeep, peeeep.

    Well you passed on that one but with your knowledge of the ingredients in Heinz Tomato Soup you go away with 3 points.

    Well done.

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    the family says:

    We are so relieved you’ve got that off your chest Norman.

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    May, many, others says:

    Sally drunk in an alley? A few times yes.

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    South of the M4 says:

    ” Give me a child for 3 years, and I will give you a Catholic for Life”. I recall in the dim and distant path that this was said by someone prominent in history. Just can’t remember who.

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    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    Shit punchline Ayesha, needs work luv.

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    Mark Shush-Yunohoo says:

    I prefer no. 2s.

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    South of the M4 says:

    We may mock, but a gay man once told me that he was disgusted at the things we heterosexuals get up to. Thus your jest has more truth than you think.

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    Anonymous says:

    They believe in fairy tales, so should be treated as children.

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    Lil Olmey says:

    The Italian equivalent of the Bullshit ‘n Brainwashing Corporation.

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    A Constituent says:

    Two yards of paralysed piss.

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    quееr as folk says:

    You can get shit loads of fairy tales on the BBC and Channel 4 for starters.

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    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    Go to youtube and type in Halal butchers. Absolutely disgusting viewing, if you can stomach it.

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    Hugh Laurie says:

    Bend over, darling. The side stand on my Speed Triple is knackered.

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

    Sounds like the early stages of Alzheimers……. God Bless, the old luvvie !!

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    Lord Haw Haw says:

    I’ve been on several training courses here in the 90’s its not far from Evesham and we were told/bragged about by Blurb employee’s even back then. Its about time the B b C came clean and transparent about what it owns, how much it spends and comes clean on its political agenda.

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    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    Dave is a Heath though.

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    Strictly F*ck OFF says:

    A hybrid of Strictly and X Factor called Strictly F*ck Off. In this show you vote for an overhyped overpaid useless waste of space celebrity to never sponge off the gullible public again and they have to fck off out of our lives forever. Katie Price and Kerry Katona would get my vote to fck off and die in the gutter where they came from.

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    William Gaygue says:


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

    Or even f*ck the mp for washington ?? no f*ckin’ way, I would rather have a ham shank !!

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    hello sailor says:

    Is that like being a ‘Hague’

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

    “Ich bin ein Berliner”

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    Elsie Beattie says:

    My late husband, god bless, was always fiddling with my tulips. Very distracting when one was trying to complete The Times crossword, dear.
    RIP, my Reg.

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    Cameron's New Plan for British Law Enforcement says:

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    UK Fred says:

    The British army won’t want him. Isn’t there somebody else called Simpson we could send him to Afganistan with?

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    Kay Burley says:

    You unfeeling bastard!
    The shrapnel is working its way up to his nuts, and you want to cut his pension?


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    Jeeves says:

    Will sir be dining on rancid cock cheese tonight?

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    Ratsniffer says:

    You’ve hit the nail on the head.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    “So, Sylvain, ow was your exchange visit to zee Army of ze Etats-Unis?”

    “Well, Gaston, on ze first day they strap zis parachute on me and zey make me climb zis tower till I am 100 metres above ze ground. Zen ze sergeant tells me to jump. When I esitate he drops his pants and snarls ‘Frenchie, you either jump or you take this up your backside’. Now, believe me, Gaston, he had a very large zizi, a vairy large zizi indeed.”

    “And did you jump, Sylvain?”

    “Well – just a leetle.”

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    Anonymous says:

    Is he related to pretty polly by any chance?

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    Ugly Muslim bitch has gone down for 15 years says:

    Cue howls of outrage from George Galloway and other apologists for muslim c unts over the sentence, which isn’t nearly long enough. However, there is one satisfaction to be had. Muzbots are homophobic, and now Miss Choudhry will get first hand experience being in an all-women prison. Allaaaaah crapbar!

    “A 21-year-old student has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey for trying to murder Labour MP Stephen Timms because he voted for the war in Iraq.

    Roshonara Choudhry, of East Ham, stabbed the 55-year-old MP for East Ham twice in the stomach at a constituency surgery in Newham, east London, in May.

    She was found guilty of attempted murder and two counts of possessing a knife on Tuesday.

    Choudhry, of Central Park Road, was jailed for a minimum of 15 years.

    She stabbed Mr Timms as he held a constituency surgery at the Beckton Globe community centre in east London on 14 May.

    ‘Revenge for Iraq’

    Mr Justice Cooke told Choudhry: “You said you ruined the rest of your life. You said it was worth it. You said you wanted to be a martyr.

    “You intended to kill in a political cause and to strike at those in government by doing so.”

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    Number 10's cat says:

    It would be nice if SHAC, PETA and ALF could work out who their real targets were.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Burn the Koran !!!

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    UK Fred says:

    Tonight on the 6 o’clock news on Radio 4 there was the mention that Liberal Democrat MPs were going to vote against the rise in Tuiting Fees, but nobody said that it was only going to be 15 of the yellow bellied gits.

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    Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

    And the bad news is…?

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    Robbo says:

    Let the repugnant trougher MacShane know what you think (comments so far are refreshingly honest):

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    Lil Olmey says:

    How much is the Kindle edition ?

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

    Us it for toilet paper………!!

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    Centre Parting says:

    John Simpson is in the same bracket as the Dimbleby Bros. , regarding themselves as rather above most people in society, with their once trendy, leftist views and minor Public School/ Forces accents and complexes.

    And he’s fat.

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

    Use it for toilet paper………!!

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    Old dog no tricks says:

    If you think cutting (freezing) BBC funding is like waterboarding then what do you think paying to (rarely) watch its increasingly biased leftie drivel is like ?

    My thoughts go along the lines of hanging, drawing and quartering – with a good dose of flogging with a cat and 9 tails in between each stage (and for 3 weeks in the run up to the main event) !

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Echo in here ?

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

    Jolly hockey sticks !!

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

    Sounds like he would be ideal to represent to working classes ‘cos they is thick !!

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    £145.50 - better for my beer fund than paying for Nick Robinson's Expenses says:

    Indeed why.

    This TV licence is a licence to receive “live broadcast” and not a subscription for the viewing of BBC content and in today’s fast changing world of media, is a tad anachronistic.

    In actual fact a lot of people think if they own a TV they must buy a licence, even if they are solely viewing pre-recorded or other streamed or media.

    This is quite wrong – you may purchase any TV to view content other than live broadcast without having to purchase a licence. However TV Licensing (Capita Ltd) a private company assume guilt before innocence and so the flood of threatening letters and the incentive of a sales commission commences.

    However, the good news is you can quite easily cancel your licence, stick an “implied right of access denied to TV Licensing and Capita” notice outside your door, which prevents the Capita salesman from ever hassling you, and continue watching to your heart’s content, if you so choose. A warrant to gain entry to your premises requires proof, is hard to obtain and costly. Detection is all hot air as the cheapest way to try and enforce licensing is through a database of addresses and menacing letters.

    There’s absolutely no way they could stop you watching live broadcast.

    Rather than waiting for the possibility of the government to privatise the BBC, let’s expedite the job for them by cancelling our licence fee en masse, making the collection of the fee untenable.

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

    missed the e , and nobody expected to miss the e !!

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    MI7 says:

    LOL @ “Its quite a thought when you consider that the power would be off so the TV’s would not work, the EMP pulse from multiple nuclear blasts would have fried most electrical circuits, there would be millions of dead bodies around and your life expectancy would be measured in days and at that point you’d think ‘I wonder what’s on the BBC, is it time for the Archers? ‘
    The War Plan envisaged the vast majority of the UK population being left to fend for itself and I think I still agree with the sentiment that if it did happen, ‘book me a seat near the blast’ ” quoted from the comments of the independant.

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    Rod Hull says:

    There’s somebody at the door! There’s somebody at the door!

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    BoG says:

    We could televise the Wednesday event that is Guido’s PMQs LiveChat. I’d watch it! Ah no, I’d be participating in it instead with my fellow window lickers – highlights now here folks!

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    Anonymous says:

    This is the language of the left all overwrought with emotion,so much so objectivity escapes them.They care for everything,yet solve nothing.They may think those of a centre right disposition lack emotion,and don’t care ,it ain’t so in my experience,speaking for myself I can be very sentimental and emotional but I don’t let it cloud common sense,in the long run its the only way to be if anything is to be tackled.

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    The Shamen circa 1992 says:

    Es are good, Es are good, he’s Ebeneezer Goode.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Mer mer mer Mr Speaker…I just did a jobby.

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    The greatest story ever told says:

    At the end of the day, it’s all showbiz!

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    lol + 1 says:

    You’re funny. Did you like the New Romantic period, then?

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    MI7 says:

    and yes the BBC should come clean about what it owns.

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    Yes always a laugh when the missus turns on the TV and sees Babestation on.

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    The Left Wing Animal Lovers Are Weak And We Know They Are says:

    It would require them doing some real hard work instead of picking easy targets like the white middle class scientists at Huntingdon.

    They would shit their pants when the muslims started to fight back against the sad act student politics soap dodgers.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Back in the day and still populating my house are many of John Simpson’s books for I used to give them as presents. They represented an anthology of the demise of the Soviet Union and the geo-political terra firming activity that was going on. To wit, i’ve made Simpson a very rich man and so have his readers. He may want to learn the skill of shutting the fuck up like what he had to in his fucking salad days. Hmm…..John!

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    Descartes lol says:

    Whatever you choose it to be old chap

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    400+ and a vote of confidence says:

    So is the electorate.
    Fancy voting for thieving bastards.

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    The Ape Man Commeth says:

    I don’t know if it’s the same as what you heard, but the Jesuits say “Give me the boy till seven and I will give you the man”

    Friend of mine who went to a Cat holic bording school told me that. He slagged them off in his late teens and twenties then sent his children to a Cat holic school!!!!!!!!!!!

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    torieboy says:

    me too ,and i only like the apprentice , me thinks the lovies are upset because
    of outside interference derailing the gravy-train.
    remember that time when they gave Terry wogan £10,000 to do the children in need show , and when the papers found out wogan said he would have done it for nothing but the BBC afford, never liked him since.

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    Girish from Kolkotta says:

    I am thinking Mr Simpson must perhaps be one of the Water BeeBees

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    Dave's personal photographer says:

    OK! What about a shot of you looking earnest, naked, except for a discretely drapped towel over your bits, with the caption, Hello French Sailor!

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    Mr Plum says:

    Fancy a nice game of leap frog

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    Rhett Butler says:

    Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.

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    bluebell says:

    I have no problem with the BBC – I don’t have a television so do not watch it. However, I do have a problem with TV Licensing who refuse to believe that someone has no TV and send people around to put threatening letters through the letterbox saying “We told you we would call…”

    I can only assume that as so many of our politicians are liars, it is assumed this must also be true of the populace at large.

    I used to have a TV but literally threw it away because I was bored with all the dumbed down rubbish. I get my news through newspapers and the internet and my entertainment through going out more!! I consider TV to be the great time waster and I feel a great sense of freedom that I no longer care what happens in soaps, the X factor, and all the other rubbish that has people glued to their screens every evening.

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    Snare drum + hi hat says:

    More of a boom-boom, tisssshhh….

  262. 262
    Another mong posts a faux voice of protest says:

    Yeah, very interesting, i’m sure they’re shitting themselves.

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    MI7 says:

    GUIDO YOU MUST READ THIS!!! Lord Hansard has offered to buy UK PLC and admited to laundering money for terroists :-

    “For the past 20 weeks I have been engaged in a very strange dialogue with the two noble Lords, in the course of which I have been trying to bring to their attention the willing availability of a strange organisation which wishes to make a great deal of money available to assist the recovery of the economy in this country. For want of a better name, I shall call it foundation X. That is not its real name, but it will do for the moment. Foundation X was introduced to me 20 weeks ago last week by an eminent City firm, which is FSA controlled. Its chairman came to me and said, “We have this extraordinary request to assist in a major financial reconstruction. It is megabucks, but we need your help to assist us in understanding whether this business is legitimate”. I had the biggest put down of my life from my noble friend Lord Strathclyde when I told him this story. He said, “Why you? You’re not important enough to have the answer to a question like that”. He is quite right, I am not important enough, but the answer to the next question was, “You haven’t got the experience for it”. Yes I do. I have had one of the biggest experiences in the laundering of terrorist money and funny money that anyone has had in the City. I have handled billions of pounds of terrorist money.”

  264. 264
    Don't blame me! I'm a spoon fed mong says:

    I only voted T’ory to keep the Socialists out.

  265. 265
    McDoomed says:

    Best bit from today’s PMQs

  266. 266
    Knockabout TV says:

    It’s all a joke at your expense!
    Or hadn’t you realised.

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  268. 268
    John Hirst says:

    I fucked the law, and i won.

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    MI7 says:

    jesue crhist he says dont call the police or he’ll call the BANK OF ENGLAND as wintess for his money laundering!!!!

    this cant be real!!

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    Look at the growing list of countries abolshing the telly tax says:

    They will be soon daft lad.

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    MI7 says:


    this story is huge!! whats your response?

    he’s admiting the BANK OF ENGLAND are witness to terroist money laundering in the house of lords

    my god if he’s not careful lord hansard will die in a car crash tonight.

    the implications of what he’s said are huge. theres a media black out on it as well. not single news channel has picked this story up.

  272. 272
    Another mong posts a faux voice of protest says:

    Unlike those heathens, we in Britain don’t do revolution.
    We just grumble and pay up.

  273. 273
    Dack Blog says:

    Gawd it’s slow on here of an evening. I must get myself a private sector job so I can post during the day when all the action is.

  274. 274
    13eastie says:

    Christ, you sound bored.

    Why don’t you liven your life up and watch the Apprentice at 9 o’clock?

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    Just another day laughing at the left wing says:



  276. 276
    religion is the opiate of the masses says:

    Fucking nutter.

  277. 277
    The originals get replaced everyday by people not so willing to have a stiff upper lip says:

  278. 278
    concrete pump says:

    (chortle), almost a lol.

  279. 279
    The Labour Party says:

    You’d fit right in with us. Care to join?

  280. 280
    Vioce of the people says:

    Left, right.
    Two cheeks of the same all in together arse, as spoken by the sphincter

  281. 281
    religion is the opiate of the masses says:

    I maybe in a minority here as I don’t object in principle to paying a TV Licence.
    But I object to paying for a service that now provides me with so little to watch and where the journalism is so blatently biased.
    I hate all

  282. 282
    torieboy says:

    thank god the american elections are over , will there be another one next year?
    so so boring, why do they think its of any interest to us.

  283. 283
    BoG says:

    Foundation X and their bullion backed £5b! It’s extremely conspiracist!

    I like it already!

    Hopi Sen’s got it covered

  284. 284
    CoalitionMyArse says:

    And they still got in

  285. 285
    Showbiz news and up to the minute reportage for old rope says:

    It’s a filler. All in English with multiple camera angles, and needing very little work from us.

  286. 286
    Nick2 says:

    Practically every aspect of industrial livestock production & processing is disgusting to behold. That’s why food packaging has always emphasised rural/pre-industrial growing/processing rather than the unpleasant truth.

  287. 287
    MI7 says:

    even if foundation x is a scam and if it is he’s the biggest foul out, but he’s stood up and admitted to laundering very large sums of money for terroists with approval from the BoE in the house of lords!

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    Licence payer abused by the bbc says:

    Surely the idea is for the bbc to drown, preferable in the rubbish output it charges us to not watch, not just have the sensation of drowning!

  289. 289
    John Hirst says:

    I have become death.
    The destroyer of Governments.

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    Realist says:

    Sooner the BBC loses its charter and the license fee is scrapped , the better. I reseent beung raxed to pay for these left wing Hunts .

  291. 291
    Nick2 says:

    Dave is a Bliar who got into bed with the Lib Dims.

    There’s no way he will ever challenge the state broad-casting monolith, let along dismember it.

    ’nuff said.

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    religion is the opiate of the masses says:

    As I was saying…
    I hate all the celebrity crap and and I’m fed up with endless cooking programmes. The only decent comedies are on Channel 4 or E4. I can go for
    weeks without watching anything on the BBC.

  293. 293
    Dave "Every day is another laugh" Cameron says:

    Never mind.
    You’ll get over it.
    I did.

  294. 294
    quееr as folk says:

    Soon we’ll have the only Marxist state funded broadacaster in the world. Yippee!!

  295. 295
    Lord Haw Haw says:

    Ambridge is loosely based in that area,Worcestershire, so does that mean Eddy Grundy will be saved so that the human race could be restarted after armageddon?

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    Nick2 says:

    No, although beeboids probably troll for their job security, it’s amazing how many members of the public – licence-payers – welcome their chains. But the one thing that every one of them (that I’ve spoken to) has in common – they see it as no problem/socially desirable that TV owners in the UK should be compelled to pay for programs that they don’t want to watch/support for the benefit of those who do. And when that attitude is described as socialist/socialism, they all agree.

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    concrete cuпt says:

    Is that lady to the left of Cammo his mum? I’d do her.

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    V says:

    O/T. What would happen if an asteroid hit and destroyed the Moon? :(

  299. 299
    Anonymous says:

    The US election has been relegated in the running order now the wicked Coalition has announced the amount tuition fees are to increase by.
    Students are due to protest in central London next Wednesday- I reckon the BBC will spin that story out for at least three days.
    Perhaps during the coverage they’d be kind enough to remind us who it was that introduced tuition fees in the first place…

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    Licence payer still being abused by the bbc says:

    Dear John,

    Have just read the guardian article. Wot world you in mate?

    Don’t you worry about being at the mercy of the Government. Try being answerablw to the taxpayers who have to pay for you each year! We would soon stop ALL your funding.

    We no longer want, nor can afford, your left wing claptrap.

    Now buzz off, there’s a good luvvie.

    PS Don’t bother to correct my grammar, I am a product of state edushon.

  301. 301
    Change you can believe in says:

    Another 649 Roshanara Choudhary’s and we might be in business.

  302. 302
    Tony Cameron the Heir to Blair says:

    My heads still right up Obama’s arse ready to keep doing what he tells me


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    Nick2 says:

    IMO John Snow prefers to wear gaudy ties than poppies. But even he’s been affected by the economic meltdown, as I’ve noticed that he occasionally wears a few more than once…

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    Anonymous says:

    And without Patrick Moore as guest of honour. Almost worth £145…

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    Change you can believe in says:

    Licence payer still being abused by the bbc says:

    How sad are you?

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    Anonymous says:

    If you voted Conservative, the bbc would say it was your fault!
    The only consolation being, they would be unable to sent hoards of their people on a “jolly junket” to the moon to report it! Oh, I don’t know, after all they do not live in this world.

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    toryboys are delusional says:

    +6 years

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    Nick2 says:

    Well until one turns up UKIP could be a good protest vote. If they can avoid disintegrating/appointing another Pearson as chairman.

  309. 309
    muggins says:

    I will see your three days and raise you two days.

  310. 310
    LabourLost says:

    Uh oh, the Liebore troll is back, replete with “wuvs” and “winkies”.

  311. 311
    John Warboys says:

    I had an MP in the back of my cab once.
    Mind you, it wanted a receipt.

  312. 312
    Scarlett O'Hara says:

    Tomorrow is another day.

  313. 313
    Anonymous says:

    Clearly not as sad as you.

  314. 314
    Nick2 says:

    Seem to remember that BBC:R4:FOOC did a piece on the Beeb’s Paris office manager/facilitator when she retired. She’d worked with seven Head of Offices, and described one of them as a permanently drunk piss artist.

    I could not but help reflect on the fact that Simpson in his autobiography mentioned that he’d headed up the Paris operation…

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    Tony B£iar says:

    I wonder if Foundation X is in any way connected with Windrush Ventures LP or Firerush Ventures LP?

  316. 316
    Change you can believe in says:

    But i’m not grumbling at being forced to hand over, what is it, £142.50?

  317. 317
    Anonymous says:

    Wow! Can David Cameron do all that? Please?

  318. 318
    Anonymous says:

    An offer by a mysterious ‘Foundation X’ to offer £17billion to the UK government with no strings attached.

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    nell says:

    virgin travel to outer space at 200,000dollars a seat. The beeb will be sending at least 30 of its people next year( which is how many it sent to Chile last month) , at our expense, when first trips start, to make sure that every camera angle is covered.

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    Nick2 says:

    It’s pointless & frustrating to waste time on HYS on Beeb online. Pointless as little if anything contrary to Beeb dogma & puerile “Sid ‘n’ Doris Bonkers” vox-pop ever gets published. Frustrating as if you do make any decent points you get banned.

    At least when Rod Liddle was running Toady he would reply to email commenters, even if he didn’t agree with them. Today the corporation doesn’t really want opinion, merely ‘product’ from viewers.

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    a blast from thе past says:

    Talking of ‘journalists……’

    “Those two trannies in the picture the other day, shuffling along the Embankment. The one at the back, in the stockings, that was Heffer and the one at the front was Janet Moustache, the American lady, the one with the thing for Punishment.

    They were being followed by a small troupe of fans led by Mr Simon Coulter from Spain, all wearing tee-shirts bearing statements such as: spot-on as usual, Mr Heffer; spot on as usual Mr Daley, spot on as usual Ms Parris; Way to Go, Mr Littlejohn, one man, straggling at the back, his tee-shirt said I love Jeremy Clarkson, spot-on, as usual, Mr Clarkson and they were all marching into the river.

    The Plumbers Guild cancelled it’s Trannygraph subscription on the death of honourary plumber, Mr Auberon Waugh, the last great British journalist. The rest of them are Hunts, every last fucking one of them, Hunts. Utter fucking rubbish, good for fuck all, a fucking pollution; slags, ponces, arseholes.

    What kind of a pretend journalism would give house room to Peaches fucking Geldof, for fucks sake; Muriel Gray, Piers Moron, Toilets Maguire, Kneepads White, David Aaronobitch, Yasmin Alibi Muslim and that utterly obnoxious freak of nature, JoBoy Hari, the twittering lardman of the Independent.

    What kind of journalism, more importantly, would dance to the tune of the criminal Alistair Campbell, why didn’t someone in the ridiculous lobby just punch this prick in the mouth, save a million lives. Or two.

    They will, the so-called quality press, all go the way of the Trannygraph and all thesе slags will be working, officially, for thе heirs to the Murdoch pornography empire, not just moonlighting, like Sir Michael.

    The voices of the people, connected, skyped, g-mailed and blackberried across all the continents, unfiltered, bypassing the mush and drivel of the BBC are now heard here, in the vast quadrants of cyberspace. Fuck off Heffer, you horrible, sanctimonious, know-it-all, purple-faced degenerate and take your band of braindead groupies with you, useless, idle bastard.”

    stanislav, the polish plumber

  322. 322
    I like MILFs but not GILFs says:

    It’s Cheryl Gillan. And really???

  323. 323
    Stop the threat from Islam before it's too late says:

    Don’t let this country turn into Britainistan.

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    Nick2 says:

    Not sure that any methods of coercion really work. Either the suspect gabbles anything that they’re prompted with to stop the pain, or they start on the “you’re my best mate, really” with the psychoactives. Or drool vacantly…

    However, that’s not a problem. If an organisation is prepared to drug/torture suspects, then they possibly already have an agenda that they want ‘evidence’ to support.

  325. 325
    the next Mr Katona says:

    The BBC would blame it on “Thatcher”.

  326. 326
    13eastie says:

    I’d rather have another 650 MP’s than tolerate scum like her.

  327. 327
    Anonymous says:

    And I thought that the ConDems would stop all of the internet blocking/censoring/criminalisation of opinion.

    Well, possibly not…

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    nell says:

    Did the coalition’s tiny snips at the beeb’s budget ( freezing the license fee and makiing them take on the funding of the world service) really make them feel this bad?

    Good George. Very Good! Now turn the screw a bit more!

  329. 329
    Change you can believe in says:

    And that’s the blind loyalty we rely on.

  330. 330
    Georgie Boy says:

    Tiny snips at those who are all in it together, and a mass circumcision for the rest.

  331. 331
    Nick2 says:

    Well, at least she had the courage to go for someone that she identified with attacks on muslim lands, as opposed to, for instance, commuters.

    I once heard a beeboid report (surprisingly) on the relatives of palestinian suicide bombers. Apparently the parents get (in addition to $10,000 from the Saudis) kudos in their local communities. One couple, whose son had already blown himself (& several Israelis) up, mentioned that their daughter also wanted to do the same. They counselled against it, on the grounds that after she’d been blown to bits, her modesty couldn’t be maintained…

  332. 332
    Nick2 says:

    I’ve stopped paying the licence, since there’s nothing that I want to see on the Beeb.
    I’d happily pay to watch what I thought worth watching, but until then let ‘em starve.

  333. 333
    nell says:

    I hope you’re not suggesting that the coalition’s demands on the beeb amount to a circumcision because I think the beeb should have been sold off to private bidders where possible or simply abandoned to the rubbish tip ( the hopeless left wing biased news sector especially) where no-one wants it.

  334. 334
    Nick2 says:

    The Internet. See good foreign TV that usually makes it here later, if ever.

    The beeb encourages viewers to believe that it is the gold standard of broadcasting. Once maybe, but no longer.

  335. 335
    Georgie Boy says:

    There’s you nell, and there’s political reality.

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    kill a celebrity comic relief says:

    It’s not Foundation X, it’s the X Factors Simon Cowell. He’s going to turn the UK into one big reality show, something on the lines of, ” They’re all Celebrities, Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here.”

  337. 337
    Anonymous says:

    Again the information commissioner is found wanting.

    Has he never heard of distraction burglaries? One person does something that looks really suspicious but can never be actually proven and the other person takes the goods while all eyes are on the fake attempt.

    That is what happened about google Streetview. They got investigated for snooping unsecured Wifi but the real crime was the database of property. It is an electronic database of all house owners in the country.

    Only real dump people like the ICO think that they will not escalate the database. Now they have it approved they can add any information they like. They can invite other to fill in their neighbours information. There is no laws that can stop it now that the gathering and distribution of personal data in the form of pictures has been accepted. They have already upped the resolution and added 3D. What is next infrared? Night time version to catch all the cars at home.

    How about paying for information like all houses with satellite dishes or all houses with religious artifacts on show. How about the major UK political party who catalogued all the “vote for” stickers. As long as it is just highlighted on the picture with annotations or added close up shots there is no way now that this database can be stopped.

  338. 338
    Anonymous says:

    Er….it’s already too late, thanks to our dopey politicians.

  339. 339
    PIt Pony says:

    So you’ve just joined a twitter campaign, youth. Says it all zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    nell says:

    Well let’s face it when it comes to reality and the beeb in political terms , only left wing reality prevails.

    There is no balance.

    And the taxpayer is forced to pay for this unremitting leftwing, sometimes extreme left wing bias.

  341. 341
    £3.3 Billion for the next six years, as promised by Dave says:

    Only with your lay down and spread the cheeks for approval of you, nell.

  342. 342
    Bob Crow's twitter feed says:

    Today, i have been mostly picketing.

  343. 343
    nell says:

    Are you east european? Your sentence structure is a bit unusual.

  344. 344
    nell says:

    No Bob today you no doubt visited your, union paid for, leisure club for a swim in warm waters, followed by a turkish steam bath, followed by an excellent meal at your favourite five star restaurant.

    Picketing you leave to the poor old plebs , who go without money to strike at your command, and who pay the subs that keep you in your luxury, globetrotting, lifestyle.

  345. 345
    revolting peasant says:

    Still being paid though eh Bob?

  346. 346
    nell says:

    tsk.modded. Let’s try again.

    Your sentence structure is interesting. Are you perhaps from foreign climes?

  347. 347
    Anonymous says:

    Murdoch wants the licence fee to stay. He doesn’t want people choosing between the BBC and Sky as it is no certainty the great British public would choose to pay for Sky especially if the Beeb bought EPL rights. Which they could afford if they set up a sports channel. The television market would become very complicated for Murdoch if the BBC were hunting for subscriptions.

  348. 348
    nell says:

    Talking of dopey, cameron was completely idiotic to appoint a vanity photographer and a film=maker at approx £100k pa to be paid for by the taxpayer.

    What is it with politicians that they so lose touch with reality?

    gordon thinking it’s ok to stay out the HoC and not bother to do his job yet still draw his salary of £65 k plus £100k expenses to pay for his kirkcaldy office and cameron thinking it’s ok to pay a photographer and a filmmaker from taxpayer’s funds.

  349. 349
    Nick2 says:

    That’s incredible. The quoted text really is on the Hansard website. Money laundering billions for international terrorism via the Bank of England, ‘Foundation X’ offering to invest £billions in gold via the Vatican bank at no interest.. And then Lord Shipley says ‘Back to the spending review…’. Surreal!

  350. 350
  351. 351
    Ars Gratia Artis says:

    I second the non-payment route. I have not had a license for years, and the threatening letters go straight into the bin.

  352. 352
    thick as shit says:

    I don’t understand

  353. 353
    Lorraine Chase me, i'm an MP says:

    Luton airport.

  354. 354
    MI7 says:

    assuming this is real could foundation x be the rothschilds?

  355. 355
    nell says:

    Good Lord. margaretmoran! Who would have thought it?

    That explains the poor english and hence the poor education.

    She represented everything bad about labour – especially poor education.

  356. 356

    Alexa isn’t very good or accurate and weights U.S. traffic.

  357. 357
    turnip watch says:

    Er….nell, it’s not really Bob, you do know that don’t you?

  358. 358
    MI7 says:

    yes it’s genuine.

    strange how the bbc & sky have totaly ignored this story. i would have thought the BoE being involved in money laundering would be news worthy

  359. 359
    nell says:

    I know TT.

    But it would good if the real bob read what the real world really thinks of him, just once!

  360. 360
    13eastie says:

    Fuсk off, you twаt.

    First, the only thing has any claim on my loyalty is my family.

    Second, if you think that woman is anything other than a worthless piece of crаp, why don’t you piѕѕ off and try living in one of the Islаmic shit-heaps she wants the UK to emulate.

  361. 361

    I remember in the 1980’s when we faced the Soviet threat, and worries of the ‘4 minute warning’ that my dad used to say that when the 4 minute warning sounded, he would down his finest bottle of whisky on Michaelson Road Bridge, directly outside where they build our trident submarines, and meet his maker with a big smile on his face.

  362. 362
    Beeb vs The Jeremy Kyle Channel says:

    Be honest. Do most of you really prefer ITV1 and its chav-targeted programming to the BBC?

  363. 363
    nell says:

    There’s gordon and there’s political reality.

  364. 364
    Anonymous says:

    Typical lefty manoeuvre, if they can’t win fairly they’ll cheat by fiddling the figures.

  365. 365
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Am surprised that no funereal music was played on Al Beeb when Obama’s Democrats got their come uppance. The newsreaders were sombre enough.

  366. 366
    ++BREAKING NEWS++ says:

    Enough is enough. Internment camps for Muslims NOW.

    “Part of Glasgow Airport is being evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

    The package was discovered in the departures security area at about 1955 GMT.

    A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said security staff had become aware of an item “deemed to be suspicious in nature”.

    Passengers who had already passed through departures security were allowed to travel.”

  367. 367
    Bob Crow says:

    Turnip watch.
    Fuck off, i saw her first.
    Go get your own blue rinsed twin set and pearl necklace.

  368. 368
    eastbenders says:

    Are you really saying that the BBC isn’t chav targeted? Get the fuck outta here!

  369. 369
    13eastie says:


    One of the many places foreign to Nell of which she vainly attempts to speak with authority.

  370. 370
    13eastie says:

    What a ridiculous post to moderate!

    Put an ad in the Guardian for a new mod-сretin.

  371. 371
    nell says:

    OMG what land are you living in?

    Try subscribing to multiple channels. But beyond that try spending some time on the web or even reading.

    The beeb is a dying dinasaur that doesn”t understand balance or truth.

    The Kyle Show only understands truth from an unemployed, uneducated, self serving point of view.

    There’s is less than a cigarette paper between the two.

    Both are worthless and pointless.

  372. 372
    Ray Snotty says:

    Like yourself and Engineer?

  373. 373
    13eastie says:

    I’ve always found Graham Norton to be positively high-brow.

  374. 374
    The Mother of all Parliaments says:

    There’s you, and gold plated pensions, parachute payments and seats on corporate boards.
    Ever get the feeling you’ve been had?

  375. 375
    Privatise the BBC says:

    A porcine, pompous, world weary, foreign correspondent.

    Tedious in the extreme! Just take your pension and write your books…at least we won’t be forced to buy them.

  376. 376
    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! says:


    don’t cwy widdle Dave arselicker ZOMG!!! ZOMG!!!!

  377. 377
    13eastie says:

    The Beeb occasionally gets some things right,

    The Kyle show targets a certain demographic.

    Do you get to see it often, Nell?

  378. 378
    *** I *** says:

    What about me?

  379. 379
    Bob "nell's rabbit" Crow says:

    A reward for failure?
    It’s what banksters have come to expect.

  380. 380
    Cameron surrenders to the French. Peace in out time! says:

  381. 381
    Cast Iron Cameron the Euro Liar says:

  382. 382
    nell says:

    Sorry had to laugh.

    ‘A certain demographic’ that sums the beeb up to a T!!

    As for kyle , he’s daytime tv . The only people that can watch that are the unemployed because the rest of us are getting our kids to school and then working!

  383. 383
    Change you can believe in says:

    She’s a worthless piece of crap befitting the modern Parliamentarian, voting as they do for a war on terror, as long as it’s far away.

    Ever heard of the children of Fallujah?

  384. 384
    Turnip Watch says:

    poor nell is still far too stupid to see that Blair’s mini-me call me Dave will NEVER abolish the Beeb.

    He’s more likely to try and turn our Army into some lunatic UK-French defence force or something ridiculous like that. What’s that ? He has ? Point Proved.

  385. 385
    Turnip Watch says:

    nell watches her turnips at night instead of TV

  386. 386
    nell says:

    God bless the dead troops!

    Sorry had to laugh. I’m joking of course as now it’s my hero Dave’s problem I couldn’t care less about them.

    night night dearies!

  387. 387
    loony lefty libcons says:

  388. 388
    13eastie says:

    “She’s a worthless piece of crap befitting the modern Parliamentarian”

    Is English not your first language, then?

    Mogadishu it is then…

  389. 389
    Allah akbar up your arse says:

    Suspect package has been found this evening at Glasgow airport. Either Jonah’s done a massive jobby to celebrate his speech or the religion of peace has struck again.

  390. 390
    13eastie says:

    Nell seems to know a lot about the “Kyle Show”.

    “certain demographic” = a bit like Nell

  391. 391
    Ratsniffer says:

    If you look at the google earth shots of your house from the air, they have conveniently added a measuring tool. Handy for council snoopers to measure the exact dimensions of your house from the comfort of their office, should they consider taxing you a bit more for that conservatory you’ve added…

  392. 392
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Managed to get into the South Bank & back to suburbs in spite of Bobby Crow and his merry men (& women dear Hattie). Up yours Crow.

    Hope y’all remember to thank the strike breakers for their hard work and dedication during this and forthcoming strikes, when you get the chance.

  393. 393
    Better Dead than Red Ed says:

    Er, gulp !! Did Gordon give the game away ??

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    Yummy says:

    Got round to watching today’s PMQs on iplayer. I must say, despite being a nutty creationist with a dodgy nanny expenses history, Caroline Spellman had a mighty fine pair of legs on display today. Much nicer than Caroline “In like” Flint’s.

  395. 395
    13eastie says:


    A place like many others fоreign to Nell of which she attempts to speak with the authority of Alan Whicker.

  396. 396

    I think he may have had a very large and none too solid lunch…

  397. 397
    Hefferlite says:

    … just reading

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s all-out war now as far as the BBC’s concerned.

    They simply don’t care about violating their charter with every headline/bulletin.

    They’re using the full weight of their £3.5billion/year of tax payers’ money to output as much anti-coalition propaganda as they can.

    headlines on their politics page:
    Grave concern over Osborne cuts
    Pakistanis may suffer visa bias
    Cameron appoints own film-maker

    and then robinson’s blog saying that this is cameron’s worst week ever, and that he made 100’s of fuckups this week, that the EU is all his fault, and that the terrorist bombs were his fault, and that the police not telling him about the bomb was also his fault.

    They just don’t give a fuck; they’re not even pretending to be balanced anymore; it’s just open warfare.

  399. 399
    Anonymous says:

    I was particularly annoyed by the story that they simply made up last week.

    When there was no bad news on the economic front (apart from the historic debt that labour had landed us with), they simply posted a totally fictional story; they just made it up.

    I am, of course, referring to their “UK heads for slowdown” story, which they ran with as their top headline, parading every labour person they could find to tell us all that the economy was going down the pan due to tory cuts, and that subsequently was pulled from the schedules because it was proven to be complete and utter made-up bullshit. The real figures showed not only growth, but higher than expected growth. Once the truth came out, they brushed it aside as a blip and tried to hide any stories about the economy because it’d show that things are going well.

    They’ll spin/twist everything they can in labour’s favour, and if they can’t do that for some reason then they’ll just make something up.

    They’re a fucking evil organisation, and I hope Cameron one day soon grows the balls to force them to go commercial.

    I for one do not feel the need for a tax-payer funded broadcaster to be broadcasting 24/7 anti-coalition/pro-labour propaganda where 98% of their output is spun/twisted out of all recognition to the actual facts/reasoning, and where the remaining 2% is simply made up.

  400. 400
    Atlas Shrugged says:

    No, not really, however a truly free market would be a small step in the right direction, but it would not either solve the problem, or help the truth be generally know.

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink. Therefore just imagine how much harder it is to make it THINK.

    Human beings are not quite as thick as horses, but they have exceedingly busy minds, as well as importantly differing interests, intellects, experiences, and priorities.

    I can tell people the truth until I am blue in the mouth, I can not make people deal with in, understand it, or indeed do anything positive about it. Often because there is no obvious positive action that can be made.

    It often seems the only thing people as a whole want to know in advance of time, is the results of the 3:30 at Kempton Park, or the next set of lottery numbers. Even if I supplied them, I very much doubt ,any people would trust the likes of myself to get it right next week. If they started doing so, the jackpot would swiftly deduce to less then the price of the ticket.

    You see truth is BBC. If it is not BBC it may as well be a lie, for all the difference it will make to the lives of the profane.

    Which is why it matters not to the vast majority of ordinary people whether the BBC not only lies but is repeatedly caught doing so. For as the propagators of Communist and Nazi disinformation soon found out. People will still earnestly listen to the lies, because they know that it is the lies that will dictate their own reality, whatever the actual truth may be. Also the truth hurts, and so can be very dangerous to a persons sense of collective well being.

    Add to these FACTS, that as all successful double glazing salesmen, and of course elected politicians know, lies are infinitely more popular, and usually more believable then truths.

    Truth is many times stranger then the daily fiction spouting from our MSM, however even knowing this to be a truism, helps the masses very little indeed.

  401. 401
    Torquemada That says:

    Sounds like the Spanish Inquisition all over again.

  402. 402
    Torquemada That says:

    ‘ has a three-month global Alexa traffic rank of 49,292. Compared with all internet users, this site appeals more to users who have postgraduate educations; its audience also tends to consist of childless men earning over $60,000. It has been online for more than five years. Visitors to the site view 1.7 unique pages each day on average, and search engines refer approximately 12% of visits to’

    (Note the $ as opposed to £.)
    Can someone please explain what makes them think they know anything at all about visitors to the site ?

  403. 403
    Atlas Shrugged says:

    Here is a test for the health, nay actual existence of British democracy.

    We know, the following do we not?

    There is a well established majority that wish for the following, whether we personally agree with the majority or not.

    The return of capital punishment for the worst forms of murder at least.

    The UK to remove itself from The EU, or at least radically change our terms of engagement.

    Longer sentences for convicted violent criminals and house breakers.

    A stable and sustainable economy, and balance of payments.

    All, or at least a notable amount of corruption, to be removed from our entire political and financial structures.

    To name but a few.

    Not only do we not EVER get these things, none of our either elected to office or opposition parties are attempting to offer them to us. Further they are not even discussing either the issues or the prospects of ever doing so in the future.

    Yet out of the proverbial blue comes, increases in UK contributions to the EU budget at a time of near national bankruptcy, and VOTES FOR PRISONERS.

    There may be a tiny few that believe the above are desirable things. If so, then that is fine, they should have a right to state their case. However we know that these are very low on the priorities of the vast majority to say the least. More likely that the vast majority are very much opposed to both, with brass knobs on.

    Therefore it is clear that we now have conclusive evidence that we no longer live in any form of meaningful democracy.

    In fact I would put it another way.

    There is no longer any evidence whatsoever, that we live in any form of democracy at all.

  404. 404
    Mark Oaten says:

    Did it leave a deposit ?

  405. 405
    The big D says:

    Two elephants and a snake falling over a cliff?

  406. 406
    Lil Olmey says:

    Margaret Moran, who couldn’t even spell her name right ?

  407. 407
    Torquemada That says:

    Alexa claims to be able to profile visitors to various sites.
    Can someone please explain what makes them think they know anything at all about the likes of you and me ?

  408. 408
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    What have immigrants done for us?? Upped the TB rate………highest for 30 years !!

  409. 409
    Anonymous says:

    “The BBC has apologised to Band Aid over reports claiming millions of pounds raised by the charity for famine relief in Ethiopia had been used to buy arms.”

    Again, another completely made-up story.

    I watched the “reporting” of this when it originally happened, and the BBC’s assertion that Band Aid wasn’t implicated in their reports is complete and utter shit. The BBC continually and explicitly said that Band Aid money had been diverted to buy arms. Every report I watched on the BBC was telling people explicitly that Band Aid money was being used to buy guns/granades etc, and they also implied that Geldof knew about it and didn’t care.

    The whole thing was just a total fabrication by the BBC.

    After having this as a headline on their website for 10 seconds, they’ve now demoted/hidden it and stuck it on a link that nobody’d read/find, because their other entirely fictional headline “‘Grave concern’ over Osborne cuts” is more in tune with their fucking evil agenda.

    I hope the BBC burn in hell.

  410. 410
    Anonymous says:

    They say: “There is a serious risk that departments will rely solely on cutting front-line services to reduce costs, without adequately exploring the potential to reduce costs through other value-for-money improvements.”

    well, correct me if I’m wrong, but if they’re not “adequately exploring the potential to reduce costs through other value-for-money improvements” then the civil servants responsible for that should be fired.

    Note that the committee in question is headed by none other than Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who, said: “Departments were in general unable to make real value-for-money savings of 3% a year following the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review – and that was at a time of increasing budgets.” – Well, in that case she’s simply proven their incompetence.

    The cuts are not the problem. The problem is that labour MPs and civil servants with self-interest refuse to run things in a reasonable way.

  411. 411
    A Gurney-Aunt says:

    Dear Eranim, please learn the difference twixt ‘of’ and ‘have’, there’s a good poppet. xx.

  412. 412
    Anonymous says:

    “Immigration cap ‘may not work’, MPs warn”

    which MPs? oh, that’d be Keith Vaz, Labour MP.

    You can bet your arse that if there was a committee which came up with a response of “the coalition seem to be doing the right thing here…” that it’d never be reported, but they’ll report every single anti-coalition story going, and spin/twist it in a pro-labour way, pretending it’s a “balanced” report.

    Their argument of having nothing but anti-tory stories before the election was:
    “well, you need to know what the opposition would do if they were elected, don’t you?”

    Their argument of having nothing but anti-tory stories after the election is:
    “well, labour aren’t in power anymore, so you need to know all the bad news/spin about the tories, don’t you?”

    The BBC are so blatent with their bias now, that I don’t think they can simply be “nudged” in the right direction by enforcement of their charter, I think they just need to have all their license fee money taken away, overnight.

    Grow some balls, Dave. If you don’t have the balls to take away their money then at least hold them to account over their charter.

  413. 413
    A Gurney-Aunt says:

    The Beeb’s man in Moskva when I was there was also a piss-head who used to spend many of his waking hours in the British embassy bar. Plus ca change?

  414. 414
    Kay Keater says:

    Vous etes un doughnut? Zoot alors!

  415. 415
    Back-street boy says:

    What are you fencing today, Bob ?

  416. 416
    Kay Keater says:

    Piggy in the middle might be more appropriate.

  417. 417
    Kay Keater says:

    Obvious isn’t it? It would be darker at night, silly..

  418. 418
    Kay Keater says:

    Don’t tell fibs! You cannot possibly be a product of state ejerkashun as you know how to spell grammar correctly.

  419. 419
    JohnnyGurkha says:

    To add to the mix – have a look at the main headline on the BBC website politics page -“MPs voice ‘grave concern’ over government cuts”. When you get the detail, however, turns out that because the last Govt were so incompetent at trying to make cuts, Chairman, Margaret Hodge, thinks this Govt could be equally crap.
    Now, there is a discussion to be had in this story – but the appearance the BBC always tries to portray is the most shocking aspect. The best anti-coalition story almost always makes the bold print headlines.
    We don’t need this kind of reporting, so get rid of the Beeb.

  420. 420
    ZZzzz Top says:

    I could not get to sleep until I climbed a tree and stretched out on a branch. Soon fell off after that.

  421. 421
    Albi Here says:

    Cast Iron and his friend an mp from Sheffield are nothing but county coucillors,they have no power,just like all the count councillors in that lieing corupt tip call edthe HOC,the EUSSR are in charge and need Pravda that’s why those left wing sh*ts in Pravda don’t care.

  422. 422
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Who gives a fuck what Murdoch wants? All I do care about, is that I am extorted to pay for something under threat of imprisonment, I don’t want or need and that lies continually to me.

  423. 423
    Anonymous says:

    Terry Wogan’s Wig
    The news department is exactly where cuts should be made. It should be closed down now. BBC Journalists? Overpaid, useless, biased idiots.

  424. 424
    Mustafa Kip says:

    How does that twat know what waterboarding is like? Has he tried it? I think he ought to. Then he can make a fair comparison

  425. 425
    Backwoodsman says:

    The obvious flaw to your argument, is that R4 is where all the really offensive pro labour propoganda is broadcast. Otherwise , you could be on to something – keep R3 , but shoot the bloke who keeps playing Stockhausen & co.

  426. 426
    How about rejoining EFTA? says:

    As ever, there is a third (fourth, fifth…) way to do this.

    I caught the output of Magic FM yesterday. Obviously a commercial station (I knew all the tunes) – but one strangely bereft of actual ad breaks.

    Their secret? A ‘guess the celebrity voices’ competition with a stupendous prize – currently a little over £20,000 – to enter, all you had to do was dial a premium rate phoneline.

    An endless cavalcade of fools were funding not just this prize, but a good chunk of the station itself. Ideal for a self-funded BBC, I’d have thought.

  427. 427

    Can’t wait to see (Call me Dave ) being Booed and heckled at the cenotaph
    By REAL British men and women !
    What was this out of touch public school twat thinking ?

  428. 428
    Ed says:

    Utter garbage. The BBCs original report about ‘BandAid’ was correct. Most of this charity money does go on weapons for tyrants or into their Swiss bank accounts.

    The BBC have only retracted after a campaign by Goldof and other assorted leftie-luvvies.

  429. 429
    Chris Huhne says:

    One day little Tommy is watching is his dad shaving. When he cuts himself his dad instinctly shouts out “Shit!” Having never heard this word before Tommy asks what it means.
    “Oh um, it’s another word for shaving,” his father hurriedly replies. On hearing a commotion in his cousins’ room Tommy hurries over to see whats going on. As he walks in he finds them screaming at the top of their voices at each other.
    “You bitch!”
    “You bastard!”
    Of course Tommy had no idea what those words were so again he asked what it meant.
    “Er, it’s another word for Granny and Grandad,” the cousins stammered.
    Now Tommy started to feel hungry so decided to go find his mum downstairs where she was cooking.
    On entering the kitchen he immediately hears her shout “Oh fuck!” after burning herself.
    “What does that mean mummy?” came Tommy’s question
    “It’s, er, it’s another word for cooking,” his mum quickly informed him.

    Now just then the doorbell rang so little Tommy rushed to get it and who did he see on the doorstep but Granny and Grandad! He beamed at them before announcing:
    “Hi bitch, hi bastard. Dad’s upstairs shitting himself and mum’s fucking the dinner.”

  430. 430
    JK says:

    “What have immigrants done for us??”

    Turned half the towns and cities in Britain into crime-ridden, third-world shitholes?

  431. 431
  432. 432
    Simon Hughes says:

    I don’t think Ive seen such a collection of scumbags in one cabinet

  433. 433
    Send them all to prison says:

  434. 434
    Nick2 says:

    He didn’t look like he was off his head or hiccuping repeatedly…

    Therefore alternatives: Brain disease, mental disorder, parasite in brain (eg secondary stage of tapeworm) – or maybe part of it is true…

  435. 435
    Andrew Parsons (Uncivil Servant) says:

    I raised the alarm at The House Of Commons today.

    The midget(Speaker) was furious.

  436. 436
    Anonymouse says:

    +35 and counting

  437. 437
    Water Boarder @ Thames Water says:

    I don’t normally do freebie water boards, but in Simpson’s case I am prepared to make an exception.

  438. 438
    Nick2 says:

    Agreed. An acquaintance angrily defends the BBC, but buys complete HBO series on DVD (and watches those in preference whenever I see them).

  439. 439
    Sir William Waad says:

    In my case, done a great deal of productive farm work that native-born people were too soft, lazy and state-cossetted to attempt.

  440. 440
    Traycey Temple says:

    …another bit on the side wiv me?

  441. 441
    Anonymus says:

    Not from a strong islamic background. Yet again, like Richard Reid.

    I rekon if your parents bored you rigid with their religion from a young age you wouldn’t be too impressed with it all by the time you were 21. I wouldn’t know of course, because I went to a CofE school.

  442. 442
    Top Shelf TV says:

    Simpson states the BBC is the envy of the world

    The only envy is by despots and dictators

  443. 443
    Nick2 says:

    Was he cremated?

  444. 444
    Anonymus says:

    And the other half were places like Newcastle, Glasgow or Mansfield.

  445. 445
    Nick2 says:

    Why do people want the BBC lovvies to be dispatched with extreme prejudice? I don’t care about anyone’s sexuality, but I R E S E N T having to pay to hear them make an excellent living by telling all. Or having to pay for them at all.

    Why are ‘lefty gay’ type personalities so greatly over-represented on BBC output? Why can’t the licence payer opt out of funding certain programs? Most to the point, why is a public service broadcaster making/broadcasting coarse sexual humour in the guise of ‘light entertainment’ at all?

  446. 446
    Why says:

    Can someone explain to me the logic, sense and rationale of a country giving free money to people who arrive from another country who have contributed zero and immediately get benefits and thereafter remain on benefits without doing a single day’s work? Has anyone ever done an experiment to see if someone can turn up at a Somalian airport or Yemeni airport or Bangladeshi airport and claim asylum and demand immediate financial support from the state?

  447. 447
    Anonymous says:

    UEA CRU still in denial mode.

  448. 448
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Why is it that the BBC always rely on the opinions of some lefty actor, film director or artist. Do these people have a particular intellectual insight into the problems of the world? Where are the leading chemists, engineers and scientists? Surely the non-artistic amongst us would have a more logical take on solving the world’s problems instead of the fluffy, cosy Grauniad readers?

  449. 449
    Involuntary repatriation says:

    She should have been sent to her beloved Iraq with I am a Christian lesbian tattoed on her forehead.

  450. 450
    James Whale says:

    If you watch with iplayer you owe them nothing. Also if you have a monitor that cannot receive you can watch dvds and owe the worthless biased broadcasting corporation nothing

  451. 451
    James Whale says:

    This would be the corporation that does not want its staff to tweet because ? See Guido passim

  452. 452
    Limp wristed scribe says:

    yes but his hands are tied

  453. 453
    Limp wristed scribe says:

    ridiculous series headed up by a belligerent barrowboy

  454. 454
    Limp wristed scribe says:

    given your regular contributions ranging from conspiracy to religions it obvious you are an ambassador for those from another planet..uranus

  455. 455
    Not Now Cato says:

    Scrap the licence fee then see how valued the BBC is in the market.

    BBC delenda est

  456. 456
    Not Now Cato says:


  457. 457
    Lored Reith says:

    Good on you, Sophie.

    I never paid, and urged all my friends to do the same. In fact it was the left wing bias of the BBC in the days of the miners’ strike which made me give up Britain for good and I left the country in disgust.

    We get BBC World overseas, it’s absolute crap and is dedicated to Third World news and events.

    And you are also correct about entry into your property, they do not have this right, you just close the door on them, I always wanted to do that but I was never visited.

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