November 15th, 2010

The Central Committee Returns

The state-loving, centralising, tax and spending, HuffPo wannabe, traffic-barren left-wing blogs are centralising their operations. Guido has long suspected they work together to plot the occasionally successful pincer-movement, but just as the  Central Committees of the communist past were instigated, they just cannot keep an iota of independence:

Political Scrapbook, which is the one lefty blog that seems to have a sense of humour, is sadly leading the charge to unite all the “big” left-wing blogs on to one server. Apparently it will protect against all those pesky surges in traffic that must keep occurring from all those massive scoops and scalps they keep getting. Guido isn’t sure that there was much point in the Political Scrapbook team wasting time photoshopping an advert for the project when they could have just emailed the other three blogs that might be interested…


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    Thanks for publicising this initiative, Guido!

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Humour and the left dont mix

  3. 3

    “traffic spikes”.

    Like when you link to them noting the choking quantities of tumbleweed blowing about their front yards?

  4. 4

    Why don’t all the Right Wing Blogs demand access as well – after all, they demanded and got the Equalities Act, equal opportunities and access to Gentlemen’s Clubs …

  5. 9
    Ocean Finance says:

    Rather than having lots of small servers why not consolidate them into one server with manageable monthly payments

  6. 11
    A Murray says:

    I hate big servers

  7. 13
    Steve Miliband says:

    My knowledge of servers:

    Greg Rudeski – used to have the fastest
    Andy Murray – needs to up his first service percentage
    Andy Roddick – consistentlt fast, current record holder at 155mph

    Err that’s it

  8. 15
    Selohesra says:

    Does that mean they can all be taken out in one well aimed cyber attack?

  9. 22

    Is Sunny Hundal going to be the ‘lucky Pierre’?

  10. 23
    Anonymous says:

    The left just can’t help following the herd instinct can they? Fucking babies.

    • 25
      Libertarians will win says:

      “Wankers of the word ‘UNITE’ you alone know what is right” Hmmmm – there’s a song in there somewhere

      • 130
        annnnnoyperson says:

        Someone, somewhere, with server capacity to sell has convinced them that this is a good idea.

        Of course, when it goes tits up, that person will no longer be with the company.

  11. 24
    jgm2 says:

    Centralised censorship more like. Save them having to employ several separate people to remove any criticism of their fucked up record in power.

    Because it’s the right thing to do.

  12. 29
    Sir William Waad says:

    Can blue men sing the whites?

    Can lefties sing the blogs?

    Or, to put it another way, is socialism fundamentally didactic and ‘closed’; reliant on tradition and authority?

    • 48
      Anonymous says:

      Er….I think they think they’re ‘progressive’, whatever the fuck that means, although I suspect it usually means they want to get their thieving digits in our wallets.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    I suggest that the new superblog could be named Chernobyl. Everybody’s heard of it but very few people go there, because of the residual background dose of Marxism.

    • 42
      Can't remember my moniker says:

      Like an invitation to an orgy at the AIDS hospital, resistible.

      • 209
        Ed Millibank says:

        Thank you. A perfect metaphor for Labour’s ‘borrow and spend’ suicidal gangrape of the UK economy: an orgy in an AIDS hospital. It stings because it’s true.

    • 79
      Chernobyl Visitors Centre says:

      I saw something recently about Chernobyl which indicated most of what you know about it is a myth. While the place is still officially a no go area there are plenty of old folk living there perfectly happily with no ill effects. The explosion and radiation caused the death of only a handful of people, most of whom worked directly in the area the explosion took place, and no babies were born deformed as a result of radiation.

      • 93
        smoggie says:

        Some Ukrainian crook has invested in land thereabouts.

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        Albi Here says:

        Strange that as there’s a charidy that brings youngers on holiday to the UK to give them a chance of a little life and help,so who’s right .

    • 111
      2 Shags n 2 Jags (paid by the Chinese) says:

      residual toxic dose of Marxism…

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    Fuckwit Twatter says:

    Fuckwits. Give’m a Twat!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Command and control !

    Left wing blogs are not compatable with left wing teachings all they do is dictate what the message is and not debate , To a certian point so does Conhome .

    IE Labourlost is pure properganda

    Left Foot Forward the same

  16. 38

    Why don’t they just burst onto the cloud?

    What can the leftie blogs achieve together that Amazon’s cloud services can’t do better and cheaper?

  17. 40
    Is there nothing you won't believe? says:

    Are you so sure the pincer movement isn’t coming from the left and the right? Taking turns at playing the shepherd and the sheep dog. The destination is always the same.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Mossad wont mind as they only have to hack one server to get personal info to copy passports maybe ?

    • 63
      Billy Bumkin says:

      Gideon and Mossad are uploading ‘Fighting Cocks’ onto my mobile. I’m just off to squeeze one out, I won’t be a mo.

  19. 54
    BruisedPilgrim says:

    Communist Central Committee? I disagree with you, but I don’t think you’re Hitler.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    IPs to be monitered and dissenters to be visited at their homes with the Walter Wolfgang treatment meted out.

  21. 65
    Carr Bonylsulphide says:

    Makes sense, putting all the rotten eggs in one basket.

  22. 66
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Does anyone remember this from 9 December 2009:

    ‘By coincidence here in Ireland it was also budget day, the Finance Minister Brian Lenihan delivered a 7% cut in public expenditure to match the 7.5% fall in GDP in 2009. To equal that Alastair Darling would need to have announced £40 billion in public expenditure cuts today.

    ‘Here are some of the reasons Guido thinks Ireland will bounce back faster than the UK…’

    And today’s news? ‘Ireland bailout: UK taxpayers could face £7bn bill
    Irish newspapers reported today that Ireland is considering asking for money for its banks via the EU’s emergency fund.’

    So let’s all follow the ‘libertarian’ Guido Fawkes – he knows where it’s at.

    • 69
      smoggie says:

      It’s uncanny.

    • 76
      Mavis Enderby says:

      There will be charges…

    • 80
      Alistair Darling, refusing to parrot Brown's outright lies... says:

      The (Labour) cuts will be deeper than under Margaret Thatcher.

    • 104
      Maximus says:

      You’re confusing money with what it can buy.

    • 119

      Because of the bank bailout which Guido is on record as opposing. Socialism for bond traders isn’t a policy that Guido recommends.

      • 145
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        When was the Irish bank bailout? 2008, wasn’t it? That’s a year before Guido Fawkes forecast ‘Ireland will bounce back faster than the UK…’. So, why hasn’t the budget Mr Fawkes lauded to the skies led to that happy result?

        • 165

          It began in full on September 29, 2010 when the Irish state paid Anglo-Irish Banks bondholder’s off in full. The guarantee that led to those payments being was made in 2008 and opposed here.

          • Cato Street Conspirator says:

            So, regardless of the Anglo-Irish Banl bailout, which Mr Fawkes opposed, he still believed the December 2009 budget was the salvation of the Irish economy, which he said ‘will bounce back faster than the UK…’

            I think you’ve been rumbled Mr Fawkes.

      • 198
        Can't remember my moniker says:

        Presume socialism for bondholders included in things to avoid.

    • 134
      Sophie says:


      Guidos position was reasonable given the known facts at the time.

      Events, dear boy, events have changed everything – who could know that the ECB would OWN the country formerly known as Eire by the end of 2010 – & so cheaply as well?

      Once the Irish people realise that their politicans have sold them out to the ECB & colluded with the EU to destroy the sovereignty they fought so hard against the British to gain just to prop up bankers & bond holders I would imagine that Great Britain is going to be granting asylum to the whole of Eire’s political class.

      Happy to help.

      • 150
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        Ah, so the budget was a brilliant move in December 2009, and praised by Mr Fawkes as such, but now turns out not to have been so?

      • 155
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Strikes me as a lack of “too good to be true” cynicism.

  23. 75
    Doubly Dim Student says:

    Shaaadap! Give us more dosh or we will pan yer windows in!

  24. 77
    tit says:

    they’re all in it together…twats

  25. 82
    Citizen Miffed says:

    What childish prattle.

  26. 86
    Andy says:

    The problem with the left wing blogs is that on the whole they’re dull as ditch water. We’re anarchists and we advertise on here (which upsets some lefties – get over you boring cocks) and it works well. We can only assume that plenty of other lefties come here for a giggle just like us.

    Can’t wait to get the riot gear we’ve imported from Poland advertised on here. The enraged and confused emails are worth getting out of bed for on their own. Anyone want to pre order a riot shield There’s a good chance you’ll get it for the 24th.

  27. 89
    Little drummer Balls says:

    • 91
      jgm2 says:

      WTF is Ned doing in Cornwall. He needs to be doing like the Ginger Midget and campaigning in his own constituency. His majority is postal vote thin.

      • 134
        streamfisher says:

        Isn’t it shut at this time of the year?, looks like it.

      • 169
        Tell it like it really is says:

        The postalvote is on the haj – being covered by the beeb – no surprise there

        • 190
          jgm2 says:

          Yep. BBC got an article about poor unemployed 50 year-old gents who can’t afford 2,000 quid each for a family holiday to make God happy.

          Loved this quote though..

          But many more have been left behind, excluded from what they regard as a sacred duty by an extraordinary increase in prices.

          Jahangir Akhtar is one of them.

          At a stone’s throw from the mosque


          Gotta laugh.

        • 191
          jgm2 says:

          Yep. BBC got an article about poor unemployed 50 year-old gents who can’t afford 2,000 quid each for a family holiday to make God happy.

          Loved this quote though..

          But many more have been left behind, excluded from what they regard as a sacred duty by an extraordinary increase in pr*c*s.

          Jahangir Akhtar is one of them.

          At a stone’s throw from the mosque

          Tee hee.

    • 92
      creep of the week awards dinner says:

      what an unmitigated twat

      • 98
        chingrinner alert says:

        deja vu…looks like gordon in that famous college picture with the flowing locks and dim looks

    • 139
      Archer Karcher says:

      Did you notice the way Ball’s was looking at that young man? That kid should be afraid, very afraid.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Who is the best spinner in the world ?

  29. 97
    McBride says:

    I’ll be back.

  30. 109
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m very proud that my tweets helped in the release of Ling Ding Soo Chee from house arrest in Tibet. I’ve invited her to have tea with me and Miss Macauley at Number 10.

  31. 116
    smoggie says:

    Just been online to read the Mail and there ain’t a word on fas­cism. Loads on fashion but even there not a mention of black or brown shirts. There was, however, a piece on Charles Bronson smearing himself in butter then taking on 12 guards in the prison gym.

  32. 120
    Gordon Brown says:

    My ding a ling, my ding a ling, won’t you play with my ding a ling?

  33. 122
    Mr Shrimp Prick says:

    Size doesn’t matter

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    smoggie says:


  35. 131
    Mike says:

    So the leftie loons have their own server? I wonder whether they will invite the biggest leftie loonie of the lot? Your stalker from Guildford, Guido. Tim Ireland. Oh that would be funny. The man who switches hosting packages even more frequently than he switches online ID’s!!!!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido , When will we know the winners of the last couple of caption contest ?

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    judeans people's front says:


  38. 151
    McDoomed says:

    Any of you see photos of Snotgobbler at the Cenotaph yesterday? Yet again caught looking mongtastic with his tongue in his cheek. What is it with that man and constantly sticking his tongue in his cheek? Has no one told him that since time immemorial it’s the archetypal look that schoolkids make whenever they want to do an impression of a mong?

    • 192
      Anonymous says:

      Saw a programme about body language the other day. It’s a surreptitious pushing away and rejecting signal. Says a lot about the man.

  39. 154
    The Private Sector says:

    We’re creating more jobs than are being lost in the public sector.

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    Pissed off voter says:

    You will not find this story reported on the left wing blogs, consolidated or otherwise

  41. 174
    Martin Day says:

    "Will our boys who have seen front-line combat and who suffer with PTSD still have to under go the humiliation and degradation of the DWP/ATOS Work Capability Assessment" regime, denial of benefit, possible homelessness; and the indignity of being treated like a "scrounger" b…efore a Tribunal???
    Patriotism – The Last Refuge of the Scoundrel!

    • 212
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Dear Mr Day. I disagree with practically everything you post but at least you normally have a logical position to defend. On this subject, you only have a point to make if you’re a veteran. If not, your point is the epitome of ignorant crassness typical of the rabid Left and is not worth disputing.

  42. 180
    Gordon Brown (Moderator) says:

    Any pledge from Guido Fawkes ??

    Iain Dale has announced on his blog that he’s given £100 to the Phil Woolas defence fund because he believes that voters, not judges should decide elections.

    • 182
      chingrinner alert says:

      mrs dale’s diary or should it be dairy…bit wet tit

    • 183
      Mitch says:

      Er, Mrs Dale, how were the voters supposed to know Woolas had broken the law in telling lies about his opponent? Maybe they believed Woolas and this affected their decision who to vote for? In that case, what is their redress?

      Elections are covered by the law, as is most public activity. Break the law and the judges may get involved. Get used to it.

      • 195
        jgm2 says:

        Yep. It was Labour arresting an opposition MP on the weakest of pretexts who were forced to rewrite centuries of Parliamentary tradition whereby elected representatives are given certain privileges. Suddenly MPs were subject to the same law as the rest of us. Fine.

        This rather back-fired on their own crooked MPs when they tried to claim ‘Parliamentary privilege’ for their thefts and it had back-fired on the liar Woolas who achieved election only by lying outrageously about his political opponent.

      • 196
        jgm2 says:

        It doesn’t even need separate election law. If Woollas knowingly told lies and gains election as a result then he’s ‘Gaining a pecuniary advantage by deception’.

        Covered under any number of existing laws I’d have thought.

    • 186
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Why the fuck does wollarse need money ? he has been a minister for last 5 years on 130k a year plus expenses .

    • 187
      jgm2 says:

      So Iain Dale believes that the one job in the world where you should be allowed to tell the most egregious lies, libel and slander to your hearts content and profit should be that of Labour MP?

      Let the voters decide.

      Fine. Just stand against a Labour MP and accuse him of being a pea-durr-file. After all, it doesn’t really matter. The public are sophisticated enough to know it’s just the rough and tumble of politics.

      And obviously there can be no sanctions against you for such outrageous lies. After all, anything goes in an election eh Iain.

    • 193
      streamfisher says:

      I’d sponsor a Gurkha with a Kukri knife, they don’t like it up ‘em.

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    Nazi Mums Fat Cows Net says:

    Now the Fat Cows from Nazi Mumsnet want more help lose weight i.e. Another quango!
    OK. Here is what you fucking do. Get off your fat arses and waddle to the computer and look up healthy eating. Buy some healthy eating cookbooks. Join a gym or buy a fitness dvd. Stay away from Boorger King! Join weight watchers. Grow a brain.
    It is not rocket science. FFS.

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    Disco Biscuit says:

    All on the one server? Wouldn’t it be a shame if it were to crash unrecoverably? :)

  45. 207
    Nazi Mums Fat Cows Net says:

    Oh and the Fat cows may want to get their thyroids checked!

  46. 211
    Ed Butt says:

    I always find the left totally besotted with the internet without actually being able to understand how it works.

    Its a bit like their professed love of the working class. They care so much about the working class yet they always try to change the proles into the not working class

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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