November 17th, 2010

Polly Slammed By the PCC

Polly final solution for the poor” Toynbee has been slapped down by the Press Complaints Commission for her remarks comparing the government cuts to the murder of six million Jews:

“The Commission understood that readers may have found the use of the phrase “final solution” in the context of an article about benefits cuts unnecessary and offensive.”

Nice to see Polly’s exit from reality has been officially noted.


463 Comments

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

    Poor Polly so misunderstood …………. Nah Gutted you fat minger !!!!!

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    • 8
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Does she have to publish a apology ?

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      • 11
        old stinker says:

        I would just prefer if she had a wash

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          Méfiez-vous des Geeks portant GIFs says:

          All the little cockcroaches are getting quite angry and bitter aren’t they – all the gnashing and wailing is getting louder and more desperate.

          Good.

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          • Old Tory Bigot says:

            I dunno.

            You’re obviously some sort of cockroach. You tell me!

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          • Why have you stolen ‘Geeks’ moniker? Everyone here knows what Geeks posts are like.
            You’re just another sad stalker.
            Definition:
            Someone who harrasses, annoys, provokes because of self contempt and jealousy. Is known for doing anything to get a reaction. Will go to any length because hes so f’in sad and has no life whatsoever. Bruised ego loser.

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          • oh dear oh dear oh dear says:

            He steals everyone’s. It’s a sort of really clever anarchist thing, I think. Great definition.

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          • concrete cunt says:

            your hypocricy knows no limits does it pump/tat

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          • Anonymous says:

            Why haven’t you included the judgement in full?

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          • High Street Farmasist says:

            You sell him pal!

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          • Gap Town Weed Merchant says:

            Tat is easy to spot. He is the ONLY phecker accusing other people of being tat.

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          • Gay cinema usher says:

            The judgement in full has not been included because:

            (1) it’s fuckin long and most of us have the attention span of a black gnat;

            (2) you can read it elsewhere – try Google; and

            (3) other readers are of a feeble and effete disposition.

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          • Quote of the Day from Redwood the friend of a student rioter says:

            John Redwood blogs…

            “If Ireland does not wish to take any EU money, the UK should be Ireland’s ally. The stated Irish wish to see their own way through their own deficit problem by scrounging off the British taxpayer is wholly admirable.”

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          • Irish Banker scroungers bamboozle Osborne says:

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      • 52
        Polly Filler says:

        I’m sooooo sooooo sorry.

        Now back to the chardonnay in my £2 million Tuscan villa.

        Ha ha ha!

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    • 100
      Anonymous says:

      Hate the sinner love the sin.

      Polly should be free to say whatever she wants as should everyone else. As long as she doesn’t incite violence she can say anything as far as I’m concerned. We should be free to slag her off on here but the PCC should stay out of it.

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      • 118
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Actully Anon , i agree , Freedom of speech also meanss the freedom to offend , I wanna know who put complaint in ? Mossad ?

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      • 135
        Jonathan says:

        I agree about free speech, but we need to use their own rules against them. Lefties are always crying racism/ sexism/ homophobia/ islamophobia, so we must make them play by the rules they have created ,and call ‘hypocrite’ if they don’t. In other words, make life as miserable for them as they do for everyone else. Don’t give the f**kers an inch.

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      • 308
        Snotrocket says:

        Quite right. She (anyone) should have the right to free speech and, therefore, the right to offend. By the same token, I reserve the right to say I have been offended. If that means I need someone like the PCC to do it for me, so be it.

        On the subject of the right to offend: Polly, you are a fucking tosspot.

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      • 331
        Freedom of Speech says:

        Potty Pol *is* free to say what she wants.

        Despite the verbs “slammed” and “slapped”, the only meaningful one in the post above is the last – “noted”.

        In other words, nothing happened at all. Unhinged journalist bats eyelid, perhaps. Pass the vino, please, I have a “balanced” column to write.

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    • 183
      Earl Grey (the EU supported Polish branch) says:

      FFS just tell her to put the kettle on.

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      Eborgleve says:

      I agree, leave her alone she is only a millionaire sotialist – a bit like ‘The Blairs’.

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  2. 2
    Really Fucked Off Now says:

    Toynbee is an offensive piece of shit

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    • 18
      A Lump of Poo says:

      Here! That’s a bit uncalled-for.

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      • 27
        Méfiez-vous des Geeks portant GIFs says:

        Still, she’s a rich piece of shit with a grandiosed sense of Entitlement.

        Perhaps she could join the twitterers on LiveChat PMQs?

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        • 72
          I Remember You Hoo says:

          Polly would be a slight distraction from the actual event of PMQs. There are many, many, many people on the internet, who despise the santimonious hypocrite and can never get at her or her kind, face to face as it were. Taking live fire from hostiles from the internet, may be a little tres chaud for piss poor Polly’s liking methinks.

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      • 133
        Cameron Is A Cunt says:

        No it isn’t, it is accurate and factually correct, unlike most of the drivel Polly “writes”.

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  3. 3
    no longer anonymous says:

    It’s political correctness gone mad!

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    • 59
      Gerry Mandering says:

      Baroness Buscombe, Chair/man/person/woman/Leader etc of Press Complaints Commission.

      District Councillor in 1995. By 1999 she was made a life peer.

      Now that’s what I call a successful political career – or does she know where the bodies are?

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    • 87
      smoggie says:

      Was political correctness ever sane? It is the opposite of common sense.

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      • 89
        no longer anonymous says:

        I just find it amusing that Polly has been lanced by the thought police she helped create.

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        • 196
          bald old git says:

          Except that she hasn’t really been slapped down at all:

          read the judgement:

          http://www.pcc.org.uk/news/index.html?article=NjgwOQ==

          Complaints were made under three sections of the code, all complaints dimsissed. Guido’s quote from the judgement doesn’t amount to more than the pcc saying that they understand the basis on which complaints were made. About the most Guido can claim is that the PCC acknowledged that the complainants found her remarks ‘offensive’ That, though, simply means that the pcc were literate enough to read and understand the letters sent in.

          The PCC has no real teeth; its ‘judgements’ and somewhat confusing use of phrases like ‘case law’ to describe the work are all aimed at making it sound judicial when, in reality it’s a bunch of people funded by the newspaper industry intent on deflecting the pressure for statutory regulation of the press.
          About the most Guido can claim is that the PCC acknowledged that the complainants found her remarks ‘offensive’ That, though, simply means that the pcc were literate enough to read and understand the letters sent in.

          I’d love to see the press subject to the same consequences as any other industry; i.e fiscally responsible for the negligence of their journalism.

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  4. 4
    The Watcher says:

    She should be stoned to death.

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  5. 5
    Mr Plum says:

    Has she chored Kate’s ring

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  6. 6
    Andy Coulson says:

    NATIONAL WALKOUT AND DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST TUITION FEES – NO TO CUTS, SAVE EMA!

    24th NOVEMBER, 11am

    LONDON: MEET TRAFALGAR SQ. @ 12PM

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  7. 7
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Is that the Mary Louisa Toynbee who managed to get into Oxford to read history with just ONE A level? Even Prince Charles needed two to get into Cambridge. Talk about privilege.

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  8. 9
    oi luv says:

    Polly put the kettle on

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  9. 10
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    This is just what Polly wanted. She has been brutally treated by the running-dog PCC, who are totally controlled by the baby-eating Coalition govt! She is now on a par with the great revolutionary heroines of socialist history!! Her place in the communitarian canon is asssured!!!.

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    • 45
      50 Calibre says:

      Well, the sooner she fucks off to her Italian Villa the better it will be.

      I hear that Belusconi is into rough old birds…

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    • 115
      Disaffected yoof says:

      I find her on a par with Katie Price and Kerry Katona in the revolutionary heroine stakes – if only Polly could put a bit more thought into what she says she might match these intellectual giants…

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  10. 12
    Polly put Martin Kettle on says:

    Good job too! And don’t fall for any of her ‘slip of the pen’ bollox. The Left are schooled in using the phrases and imagery of the Third Reich against their right-wing opponents. The twisted old witch knew exactly what she was doing.

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    • 25
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Not many people know that Uncle Joe was once a National Socialist. He wrote several papers on the subject, which somehow survived through the various “Terrors” he led.

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    • 63
      Gerry Mandering says:

      Imagery of the Third Reich! Did Ed Balls somehow get carried away.

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      • 105
        uk Fred says:

        Don’t get my hopes up. I would dearly love him to be carried away, and the further away the better. Mind you, he does give a good image of the Third Reich in his picture in uniform. Cruel, and sadistic, just like the hoons who used to wear those uniforms, so I suppose he did not need any acting lessons to carry it off.

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      • 440
        The time on the third pip will be. says:

        Ah, good old Ed. I remember him fondly.. where did he go to in the end ?
        Seems like only 9 months ago he was to be the next annointed leader of the nasty party.
        Gone, gone, but not forgotten.
        Say hello to his small boy-wife for me, good fellow.

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  11. 13
    Dack Blog says:

    Jesus the news has gone down the u-bend. Creaming themselves over ‘eye-witnesses’ to they don’t even know what yet. The awkward silences as the newsreaders mindscrabble for another question (and what colour is the tarpaulin over what we think may be a body?) is agonising. Ffs.

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  12. 15
    Sir William Waad says:

    I don’t think there’s anyone on the Left who doesn’t have a sneaking admiration for the Nazis, deep down. They were Socialists, after all.

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    • 28
      A warning from history says:

      Wrong. Hitler disposed of the socialist tendency during the night of the long knives. The Nazis were good friends to big business.

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      • 69
        Super Yachts, Champagne & Socialism says:

        What, and Mandlescum isn’t.

        Friend to big business, that is.

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        • 138
          I Remember You Hoo says:

          Corporatist fascism, National Socialism and Marxist Socialism are left wing bedfellows and always have been. They both want to end the capitalist system and direct control via government of the means to production ( communism / socialism ) or by absorbing capitalism under the direct control of the state via crony capitalism ( fascism / nazism ). The end results are both the same, enslavement of the people by a ruling elite class. What are they teaching in schools these days, pure Soviet revisionism?

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      • 80
        smoggie says:

        All socialist states become fascist sooner or later as Germany and Italy did. It’s not a large step. Just look at Russia, Venezuela and, indeed, the EU.

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      • 96
        Sir William Waad says:

        Ah, so you agree that the SA were socialists?

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        • 210
          smoggie says:

          Not sure if you mean South Africa or Saudi Arabia but neither are nor were fascist. Perhaps you’ve fallen for the socialist spin that racism and fascism are the same thing? It used to be the only essential difference between the two forms of socialism (international and nationalist varieties) but now even that is blurred with the left’s hatred of 1srael.

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          • smoggie says:

            Should have said, “..neither is, nor was..”.

            Fascist grammar police are out in force this foul evening.

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      • 113
        arnie says:

        The Nazis were national socialists rather than international socialists. Still socialists.

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      • 159
        Anonymous says:

        I dunno, encouraging single women to breed in the name of the Fatherland seems like one of the socialist principles of the past 13 years.

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    • 254
      Ann Historian says:

      And AH was a veggie.

      Probably had a dog on a string too.

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  13. 17
    genghiz the kahn says:

    No sense of perspective, no common sense either. Serves the over paid silly woman right. Will she perform a public act of pennance and just stop work for Al Beeb and The Guardian…for good?

    I guess that she might find employment as a mine detector in The Falklands.

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    Polly Toynbee is one of the main reasons I will not even pick up the Grauniad – not even as emergecy toilet paper.

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  15. 20
    The Guardian of the Left says:

    Oh dear.

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  16. 21
    Polly's accountant says:

    Look you oiks. Polly and her husband are very well off and have no need to take advice or criticism from the likes of you lot.

    She would like it to be known that she is only playing at this left wing, on the side of the proletariat nonsense to make a few quid. Actually, Polly thinks that poor people are quite dreadful and smelly.

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    • 43
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Except for Tuscan peasants who are more acceptably fragrant and suitably deferential.

      I wonder how many of them she employs to maintain her villa.

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  17. 24
    Polly Wolly Doodle says:

    I am still considerably richer than all of you!

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  18. 26
    When will the NUS pay for the criminal damage they cause? says:

    O/T. Student protests again! Do these soap dodging losers ever study?

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    Not With Nick says:

    “””Slammed”””” ie slap on wrist, nothing will happen. Get over it Neo Cons ..LOL

    PS ever noticed that even the most tenuous comment to anything remotely related to anything jewish, can land you in hot water.

    Loving all the posts today… Clearly we are all in this together LOL

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  20. 31
    Sophie says:

    Does the PCC have an office in Tuscany?

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  21. 32
    Not With Nick says:

    Wow…If you use the word J*ew*ish ( without the * ) its auto rejected. WOW !!!!!!Nuff said

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  22. 34
    dr. sipp says:

    what about the editor accepting the article

    he must hate her—knew it was a farcical and gave it the green light

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      tea for two please and a few rounds of toast says:

      The editor see’s only £ signs and Polly Perkins brings those in by the truck load,they know she gets up peoples noses and is used as a target,it works she gets the publicity and the blog hits,as we see ,we are commenting about her.

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        Slagfest says:

        The fact that 100% of readers here are slagging her off should not be taken to mean any of us will buy her rancid newspaper.

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  23. 35
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into Polly once at a bash …………….

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    Beness says:

    Is she one of the 4 footer women who know best?
    I can think of Beckett,Chammi, Yasmin and probably Blears who’s mouths seem bigger than the rest of their actual body size.

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    It’s a good job the PCC doesn’t look at blogs.

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    Going Postal says:

    Nowt to do with this Auld Slapper but caught Glenys Kincock on Andrew Marr Show last sunday with Heffner, lying strait faced about not pursuing her own interests as a euro leech

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00w79fd/The_Andrew_Marr_Show_14_11_2010/

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  27. 40
    Beast 666 says:

    Yasmin A Brown and her ilk have no qualm about stoning me to oblivion. Tsk.
    ’tis a joke Yasmin. Deary me, no need to make a fuss!

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  28. 47
    Tommy Atkins says:

    What about the 60 million gentiles?

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  29. 47
    Potty Polly says:

    Look you right wing twats.I am and will always be morally superior.Facts are beside the point so don’t dare question my complete fuckwittery.Thankyou and fuck you.Polly x

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  30. 49
    Inquisitor says:

    Burn the witch at the stake!!

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  31. 53
    Michael Read says:

    Dear me. A bit of a soft target. Wrong she might be. Feisty too. And altogether too annoying. But taking a gratuitous pop at her … that’s a bit much. Play by some rules, big boy.

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  32. 56
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    A shot gun up the arse !

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    un co operative but about to hide behind an IP proxy says:

    top of the mornin to you

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  34. 76
    QWERTY says:

    I’d like to see Polly nude oil wrestle Yasmin Alibhi Brown. That would be HOT HOT HOT

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  35. 81
    Punk says:

    couldn’t we use something like this to get rid of MPs?

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  36. 84
    Aunt Hilda says:

    no-one takes any real notice of polly…a complete joke champagne socialist who engages her mouth well in advance of operating her airbrain…were it not for the outrageous things she comes up with she would have been pensioned off years ago but her tongue is so deeply creasing labourite bums she remains connected.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Well I don’t care what all you middle-class bloghounds think, I say Polly is a jolly decent old stick who’s read more books then I’ve had pheasant patties. You’ve got to understand that after all those years of writing it’s hard to think of anything new to say. You see the same old cycle of events coming round again. You start to repeat stuff and find that you can only make a point by exaggerating and, let’s face it, the Holo-thingy, it’s nearly 70 years ago, I mean, get over it!

    So I say, what’s wrong with a bit of pseudo-Frankfurt School crypto-Marxist metanalysis with a dash of lurid simile? It never did me any harm when I was lad at St Custard’s, creeping into the headmaster’s study with a comic stuffed inside my pants. Hands off Polly, I say!

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  38. 90
    Rat's arse says:

    Enough of that daft old bat Polly Tinbeans – what news of Phil Woolyarse? Any info please?

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  39. 93
    Polly Toy Bee says:

    The PCC has found a final solution for me.

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  40. 94
    John Simpson says:

    This verdict by the PCC is like waterboarding.

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  41. 95
    A Hitler says:

    I have a final solution for Polly .

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  42. 99
    Polly Toy Bee says:

    Guido has a final solution for honest, decent journalism.

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  43. 108
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have sacked the idiot who done this and will make a statment to the house at 14.30 on Thursday .

    On behalf of this Labour goverment i apologise to Polly .

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    • 136
      Phil says:

      You missed a bit out chum namely “I take full responsibility” and have acked the idiot……………………………….

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    The Orwellian Undercroft of New Labour Doublespeak says:

    Kristallnacht für Polly?

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  45. 119
    Gordon Brown says:

    Lets all sing a Christmas Carol .

    Little donkey , Little donkey

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  46. 122

    Hello

    Check out http://www.gingerfightback.com for a revelation or two about bush and blair’s relationship.

    Could it be true?

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    Hoover says:

    The PCC told the complainants to piss off, and a good thing too. Polly’s a lunatic, but free peach and all and all…

    “However, it made clear that journalists are entitled to express their opinions – however robust or controversial they may be – provided that they are clearly distinguished from fact. In this instance, the article had clearly been presented as a comment piece, and the Commission was satisfied that readers would understand that the views expressed in the article about housing cuts represented the commentator’s personal opinions. It considered that Ms Toynbee had used the reference to “a final solution” in order to express her robust views on the housing situation and, as such, it did not consider that the reference would mislead readers as to the nature of the government cuts. It could not establish a breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Code.”

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    barefootcontessa says:

    Polly Toynbee thinks she can throw her weight about because she had a famous father. She’s not an intellectual, not attractive, and entirely predictable. See Cows http://www.tolpuddlemartyr.blogspot.com

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    Not a slap down at all says:

    I don’t wish to dampen everyone’s joy but I read the whole verdict on the PCC website and it can’t be called a slap down on Polly as it’s nothing of the sort. After the first paragraph pasted above, the rest of the verdict says she did NOT breach any codes.

    “However, it made clear that journalists are entitled to express their opinions – however robust or controversial they may be – provided that they are clearly distinguished from fact. In this instance, the article had clearly been presented as a comment piece, and the Commission was satisfied that readers would understand that the views expressed in the article about housing cuts represented the commentator’s personal opinions. It considered that Ms Toynbee had used the reference to “a final solution” in order to express her robust views on the housing situation and, as such, it did not consider that the reference would mislead readers as to the nature of the government cuts. It could not establish a breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Code.

    The Commission understood the grounds on which the complainants had been offended by the reference to a final solution. However, it made clear that the terms of the Editors’ Code of Practice do not address issues of taste and offence. The Code is designed to address the potentially competing rights of freedom of expression and other rights of individuals, such as privacy. Newspapers and magazines have editorial freedom to publish what they consider to be appropriate provided that the rights of individuals – enshrined in the terms of the Code which specifically defines and protects these rights – are not compromised. To come to an inevitably subjective judgement as to whether such material is tasteless or offensive would amount to the Commission acting as a moral arbiter, which can lead to censorship.

    Clause 5 (Intrusion into grief or shock) was designed to prevent newspapers publishing material pertaining to an instance involving personal grief or shock in an insensitive manner, in order to protect individuals during the aftermath of such instances. While the Commission understood that the complainants found the reference to “a final solution” in the context of financial cuts to be insensitive, it did not consider that any general reference to the H*locaust in this manner amounted to a breach of Clause 5 (i) of the Code.

    One complainant also expressed concern that the article was in breach of Clause 12 (Discrimination) of the Code. The Commission made clear that, while the clause prevented pejorative or prejudicial reference to an individual’s religion or race, it does not cover generalised remarks groups of people. Given that the complainant considered that the reference to “a final solution” discriminated against J*wish people in general, the Commission could not establish a breach of Clause 12 (Discrimination) of the Code.”

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    • 146
      Geoff says:

      Water off a duck’s back (or more properly, an old trout’s back!) for the Tuscan palazzo princess. The BBC and the Grauniad will continue allowing her a platform for the Liebour party.

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    • 152
      Punk says:

      oh my. They don’t arf use a lotta words these people, don’t they hey?

      why didn’t they just say, Polly, you’re fired, shut the fuck up and surrender your passport to the Italian police, we don’t want to see you in this country ever again…???

      alternativel – just fuck off Pol

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    • 285
      Sophie says:

      Too long……….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  51. 148
    Aunt Hilda says:

    toothless banal organisation severely limited by it’s very limited terms of reference…waste of time and money

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    • 186
      Nick2 says:

      Toothless (and broken) by design – run by the newspapers to fool the little people into thinking that they have some form of redress. As I understand it, the first thing complainants have to do is sign away their right to compensation before the PCC will touch their complaint.

      If there was no PCC then newspaper publishers might have to deal with a complaints/arbitration organisation with teeth.

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  52. 149
    The Alzheimer thingy thing! says:

    Polly put the kettle on, kettle on, kettle on. Polly put the er thingy?
    Now where did I put Iron?

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  53. 150
    IBM says:

    OOPS
    How did I end up advertising on thi network

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  54. 151
    Yazmin Alibi Clown says:

    I’m reporting the PCC to the PCC.

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  55. 166
    BillyBob - Ooman Rights Legislation, just a load of bollocks!! says:

    Just another pig in knickers !!

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  56. 173
    just you says:

    Billy Bowden, leave that prick concrete pump and come and be my bumboy.

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  57. 174
    nell says:

    Of course we musn’t knock pollytwaddle too hard. She and nickrobinson and all her other leftwing graudian and beeb journalist pals do us all a favour.

    They keep liebour’s/militwit’s laughable idiotic ideas, and lack of policies, firmly in the public domain.

    And at least they keep providing us with entertainment and amusement as with the nus and bobcrow.

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  58. 175
    Alan Rusbridger says:

    Polly put your dildo on,
    Polly put your dildo on,
    Polly, put your dildo on,
    it’s time for me.

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  59. 176
    THE OUTLAW BALDY WALES says:

    Hey guy’s just like to say thanks to all you taxpaying common people
    for paying for mine and Katie’s wedding
    just means that we can get shit faced yar !
    quite a few bottles of vintage Moet each should sort it
    and we won’t have to worry about the tab
    look forward to all you common rubbish standing in the rain waving your little flags whilst me and all my extreamly wealthy chums get absolutly shit faced at your expence
    ok yar and thanks again !

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  60. 177
    nell says:

    modded.

    Not allowed to mention pollytwaddle and ricknobinson in the same breathe then?

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  61. 180
    ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL says:

    Georgie porgie Osbourne announces massive cuts in public spending
    and proceeds to give all the fucking savings away as soon as he makes any
    where does this gayer get off ?

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    In the club says:

    What do you care about the little people? What are they to you, when the opportunity of living the good life as a member of the establishment is there for the taking?

    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/home/body-parts-taken-from-sellafield-workers-without-consent-report-1.780555?referrerPath=home

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  64. 200
    Woolarse is a cunt says:

    “Three High Court judges considering former Labour MP Phil Woolas’s bid to overturn his ban from politics have reserved judgement.

    The judges said there were “difficult questions to resolve” and a judgement might not come before next week.

    Lawyers for Mr Woolas argued during the two-day hearing that the election court’s interpretation of the law was flawed. The judges also have to decide if they can hear a fast-track application for judicial review.

    It is thought both judgements will be made together.”

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    • 222
      Horn of Africa says:

      Oh Gord that sounds like bad news. Should have been cut and dried.

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        tea for two please and a few rounds of toast says:

        It’s a bit of a cracker,the Law Lords deciding on a descision that the Law Lords made,reckon human nature will decide and not the law,after all who likes to be told they are wrong.

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  65. 202
    Adrian (Voodoo) Chiles - Slight Retard says:

    I can drone on like Angela Eagle!

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  66. 203
    Gordon Brown says:

    Why didn’t my wedding in 2000 generate the same kind of excitement and coverage?

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      nell says:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1351451/Gordon-Browns-budget-wedding.html

      Could it be something to do with the fact that you did it all behind closed curtains, had less than thirty guests, served ribena, sprite and pastrami rolls, and didn’t even have a honeymoon?

      I mean we’ve all heard of tight scotsmen , but that sounds extreme even for the scots doesn’t it?

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      • 218
        Gordon Brown says:

        We did have a honeymoon. I stayed in Fife and she went to Canterbury. It was lovely.

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        • 229
          Ed 'Doomwatcher' Milibland says:

          I see that part-time employment increased last month. You’ll be included in that statistic won’t you, shithead ??

          Like

          • nell says:

            Part-time employment at £65k per annum plus expenses that are in the region of £120k pa??!!

            Can I have that part-time job?

            And since he has already publicly said that he is not prepared to do a proper MP’s job, when is he going to give it up?

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      • 219
        William Hague. The perfect gent says:

        I can recommend a tight scotsman.

        I’ve had a few in my time.

        P.S. Do you want to see the wife’s gynacological reports?

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        • 241
          nell says:

          So can I his name is gordon brown.

          Has he ever bought a round at the bar?

          Apparently not.

          Like

        • 316
          Tessa Tickles says:

          I want to see your wife’s gynaecological reports. In Welsh. It’s my legal right.

          PS: I think you’re probably a queer. I’ll mark you down as “probably a queer”.

          Like

  67. 204
    In the club says:

    Could it be nearly a year ago that our host forecast Ireland’s economy bouncing back faster than the UK?

    http://order-order.com/2009/12/09/the-budget-britain-needs-was-delivered-in-ireland/

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  68. 207
    nell says:

    http://www.tuscanbellhouse.com/?gclid=CN7gn9jMqKUCFYUe4Qod6y4zjg

    So how does someone like pollytwaddle, who owns a place like this, even begin to understand the british welfare classes, never mind the working classes??!!

    Like

    • 227
      Pah! says:

      She doesn’t understand them, like all the Guardinaista wankers, she thinks she does, or rather she thinks she understands them they way she thinks they should be, not actually how they are.

      Like

    • 235
      R Swipe says:

      Who gives a fuck what Polly or any of the other gobshites that spew out printed vomit think?
      Apart from the brain dead mongs that read them, and then regurgitate the fodder, obviously.

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      • 260
        nell says:

        We do. She’s paid, too generously, from our taxes.

        The graudian makes Big!money from local government, central goverment and beeb job adverts.

        Who d’ya think pays for it?

        We do.

        The money they make from advertising all those non-jobs are paid to her to write her left wing champagne socialist twaddle.

        You should care. It’s your money!!

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    • 257
      Dack Blog says:

      You could say that about most of them on the front bench, nell. But ya won’t.

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      • 264
        nell says:

        Dack you are wrong about that. I have said it.

        What I will say is that I’d rather we had the coalition than labour – because labour failed us big time over the last 13 years.

        Yes! The coalition still have to prove they can do a better job.

        Voters are watching.

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        • 268
          R Swipe says:

          X factor and get me out of this shithole mostly.

          Like

        • 292
          Dack Blog says:

          Well I’m not a Labour supporter either so I’d agree. But your point was that Polly can’t empathise because she’s wealthy. So what hope for the even wealthier?

          Like

    • 259
      Electric Ladyboy says:

      She’s just a lowlife hack – they all have out of body experiences.

      Like

  69. 213
    hook-nosed Queen says:

    The Germans were useless. If I had been working in Auschwitz not one dirty juuu would have survived. Just look at all the evil in the worlds cause by dirty juuus.

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  70. 217
    Gideon and Dave's splendid adventure. says:

    Osborne is a traitor, Dave is complicit.

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  71. 221
    Dack Blog says:

    Trist’am ‘unt on’t chunnel fower noos communtin’ on’t weddin’ – ey dunna saem t’ave picked up ah Storke acsunt yet. Wunder if ‘ees spending much tarme in ‘is cunstichewency? Dunna saem larhk eet.

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  72. 224
    Dack Blog says:

    I’ve been m o dded for using a Stoke accent. That’s a new one.

    Like

  73. 230
    Cameron was on top form today says:

    Notice how the Labour frontbench grin at the mention of M * bride. Evil Hunts. But I did enjoy the smile wiped off their faces when he mentioned the SpAd who was hired because she “speaks New Labour”.

    Like

  74. 234
    Cameron was on top form today says:

    The look on the Labour c unts is priceless.

    Like

  75. 243
    dracula says:

    OFGS I am sick of people carrying on as if they own this phrase. The woman is mad, of course, but free speech is free speech.

    Like

  76. 252
    ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL says:

    Wool-Arse will win his appeal
    you heard it first hear !

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  77. 266
    DC was on top form today says:

    Like

  78. 271
    Yazbin Alibi Clown says:

    I’m reporting the word “stoned” to the police.

    I’m reporting the Oxford English Dictionary to the police for containing the word “stoned”.

    Like

  79. 275
    Begorrah! Thanks for that £7 Billion of your taxpayers money Mr Osborne. says:

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  80. 281
    nell says:

    http://synonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2010/11/first-the-potato-now-the-euro-how-ireland-has-been-destroyed-again.html

    This is what you get for joining the euro.

    Hopefully the EU will eventually be gone, because it’s a worthless organisation that costs us loads of money for no benefit.

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    • 294
      The Irish economy threatening that if we go down, you go too says:

      We only have to get lucky once.
      You have to be lucky every time

      Like

    • 296
      annnnonyperson says:

      That judgement in full:

      “Whilst we are mindful of the fact that MS Toynbee upset surviving relations of 6,000,000 dead Jews and also 100.000 gays and all the Gypsies and the people classified as retarded and the elderly in nursing home, it would seem to be her right to traduce their memories and to trample them into the mud.”

      Like

    • 310
      Tessa Tickles says:

      The EU will be gone, hopefully before De*bt-Happy Dave (“I won’t bail out the eurozone”) has borrowed tens of billions in our name, in a futile attempt to bail-out the eurozone.

      Like

    • 312
      Euripides says:

      There once was a country called Éire
      Who’s people could not have been fairer.
      They joined the Euro
      And what do you know?
      They look to the east for their carer.

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    • 404
      Anonymous says:

      EU EU EU.
      OUT OUT OUT !

      Like

  81. 289
    ++Footie geezer not happy about beeb++ says:

    “The BBC’s plan to broadcast a Panorama documentary into allegations of Fifa corruption is “unpatriotic”, says the head of England’s 2018 World Cup bid.

    “I’m incredibly disappointed with the timing of what the BBC seem to be proposing with Panorama,” said the 2018 bid chief executive Andy Anson.

    “To do it the week before the vote – I don’t think think it’s patriotic.”

    The BBC said the programme, which is expected to go out on 29 November “will be in the public interest”.

    World governing body Fifa will decide who will host the 2018 and 2022 competitions on 2 December.

    Anson’s accusation came on the day that Fifa released an executive summary of the various 2018 bids, which rated England as “low risk”, a rare piece of good news for the 2018 team that has been buffeted by frequent setbacks.”

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    • 320
      13eastie says:

      Тhіѕ іѕ Аl-Jаbееbа’ѕ nеw аntі-Соаlіtіоn ѕtrаtеgy.

      Таkіng ѕріn tо а nеw lеvеl.

      Rаthеr thаn juѕt tаlkіng dоwn еvеry gооd nеwѕ ѕtоry (е.g. tоdаy’ѕ unеmрlоymеnt fіgurеѕ), thеy аrе nоw ѕеttіng оut tо ѕаbоtаgе аnythіng thаt mіght lіft thе рublіс mооd bеfоrе іt hарреnѕ.

      Lаbоur іѕ аѕ jеаlоuѕ аѕ fuсk аbоut:

      Wіll+Kаtе
      FІFА Wоrld Сuр Віd
      Оlymрісѕ
      RWС 2011 Vісtоry
      ЕІІR Dіаmоnd Jubіlее

      Іt wіll іnѕtruсt іtѕ іnсrеаѕіngly mіlіtаnt ВВС tо ѕubvеrt аny fееl-gооd еffесt іt саn frоm аnythіng іt саn fіnd, but еѕресіаlly thіngѕ thаt wіll рut thе Тоrіеѕ іn thе lіmеlіght.

      Іf wе dоn’t gеt thе 2018 Wоrld Сuр, whаt wіll hарреn tо ТV Lісеnѕе rеvеnuеѕ nоw?

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      • 326

        But you’d miss Bargain Hunt and Homes Under the Hammer? And Weakest Link, The One Show, Doctors, Merlin, Strictly, Andrew Marr and Eastenders.

        Where would you find such premier shows then? Its not as if ITV or C4 or five would make that sort of leading quality show now is it?

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      • 327
        Tessa Tickles says:

        “Іt [Labour] wіll іnѕtruсt іtѕ іnсrеаѕіngly mіlіtаnt ВВС “

        Not quite; the chain of command goes, “The unions will instruct Labour to іnѕtruсt іtѕ іnсrеаѕіngly mіlіtаnt ВВС.”

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    • 322

      But watching England losing to the French, the only major team worse than England, maybe it would be less embarrassing to let the Russkies have a go.

      Like

    • 356
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      I seen the piece , He doesnt know whats in the program

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  82. 295
    Lux Bob says:

    Mad old bag.

    Though on free speech I believe that anything goes, incitement to murder, the whole lot.

    Weren’t most of us told as nippers that: “If your best friend jumped off a cliff, would you?”

    We’re all responsible for our own actions, anything else is just PC Marxist bullshit.

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  83. 299
    Polly Tuscany says:

    Fuck off u lot. Freezing civil servant pay is just like releasing zyklon b into a packed shower room.

    Like

    • 303
      Taxpayer carrying a grudge and a suspicious looking canister says:

      If only we could release some at PMQs, we’ed get all the fuckers at one fell swoop.

      Like

      • 313
        Tessa Tickles says:

        That’s a very good plan. My plan was to turn the HoC into a prison – bar the windows, block the doors, not let the inmates out.. but your plan is much better.

        Like

  84. 304
    Roma Gypsy council of Britain says:

    Ever seen one of us in paid employment?
    Thought not.

    Like

    • 321
      P.C. Filth says:

      SIR- I paid one of your type to tarmacadam my driveway, sir. Lovely job. Unfortunately, Mrs. Filth insisted on parking her car on it and, after five weeks, it looks worse than before, sir.
      Which temporary camp should I seek recompense from? Reuben seemed like a decent chap but I do need to insert my truncheon in his anus for peace of mind, sir. Over.

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    • 332
      ModBot says:

      Ewanme says:

      comment denied

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    • 378
      Gordon Brune says:

      I’d say I’m pretty close.

      Like

  85. 309
    Kay Burley says:

    Four men, believed to be of Liberal Democrat appearance, were apprehended following the discovery of a bloodstained and battered corpse, possibly of Simon Hughes, was discovered in a beaten up van on the A30 in Sunningdale.
    Investigations are continuing, said Thames Valley’s finest.

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  86. 315
    "daa, da, da, da, da, da, da, da" says:

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  87. 317
    PMQs: David Cameron versus Harriet Harperson (17Nov10) says:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/liarpoliticians#p/u/4/1kemNKtKsGo

    Like

  88. 319
    Herman Van Rompuy says:

    So Ireland collapses. The knock on effect hits Portugal, Spain and eventually the Euro, followed by the disintigration of the EU, and total meltdown of all economies.
    Is that what you want, cause i don’t think you can handle it.

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    • 323
      White Van Man says:

      YES!

      Bring it on Van baby!

      Like

      • 398
        Have this £ 7 Billion of our taxpayers cash Irish Bankers says:

        YES!

        Bring it on Osborne baby!

        Like

        • 417
          White Van Man says:

          First of all fuck off you duplicating misidentifying twat!
          Secondly I agree, the Irish wanted to be part of the EU and this is the heavy price of that decision brought home. We in the UK have no obligation whatsoever to bail them out, the EU on the other hand are and so are the good peoples of Ireland. Who ever said that standing on your own two feet was easy, it isn’t and never will be.

          Welcome to the real world Paddy, oh you want to take the gains, but spread the pains!

          Tut tut tut, that just want do now will it!

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    • 325
      Ewanme says:

      OMG !!!

      You is soooooooo negative , Rumpey , hun !!!!!

      I woz in The Girl Guides so I can cope wiv most thins , I spose .

      Have you ever done a poo over a open trench an then had to backfill it AND cover up other people’s turds , an all ????

      Thought not , petal x .

      You people ain’t cut out for life .

      Byeeee E x .

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    • 330
      Tessa Tickles says:

      That’s the dream scenario. It will also break Traitor Camoron’s rotten little heart, which will be an added bonus.

      Like

    • 333
      ModBot says:

      P.C. Filth says:

      comment lost

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  89. 324
    Formatting frolics says:

    Would one of you helpful co-conspirators please tell me how you format text to be bold or italic, and how you embed images like the Sally Cow tweet above?

    Like

  90. 338
    BBC Tumbleweed Watch says:

    I see Peston’s back on the 10pm News tonight, talking up a run on the Irish banks.

    Like

  91. 339
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Good Evening fellow window lickers !

    Like

  92. 340
    Bob Crow says:

    Bollocks to the cuts! I don’t see many MPs or banksters suffering.
    Swallow this, and you swallow everlasting serfdom.

    Like

    • 351
      Tessa Tickles says:

      If you want to see an MP suffering, do us all a favour and drive a stake through Ed Miliband’s heart.

      Like

  93. 343
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, I hope you called him Dave.

    Like

  94. 346
    Andy Coulson says:

    Coalition of Resistance: Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay
    Hundreds of political bloggers are blockading Downing Street

    Like

  95. 368
    DORMAT says:

    $
    %
    *
    *
    *
    *

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    HAI D HOH

    LA TUOYNBAE WAS ONLY TRYING TWO BEE A PLEADA

    AND ADDYYDD A TUTCH OV PHAIN AL SOLLyLOOSHAN DRAHMATTYQKS

    IN A KYND HARTID EFFOURT TWO LYNQUE DA KUTS WYYDD SUMFING,

    DAT DA WREEDERS ARE AWLWREDDAE BRAYNWOSHED INTWO PHYNQKYNG,

    WAS VERY BAD, AWLWREDDy :KOLON: DA PHYNAL SOLOOOSHAN

    LA TUOYNBEE DYYDD KNOT MENTSCHUN ANY OR A NUMBA OV DGJOOOSZE,

    GHEEDOUGH

    BUTT NO DAOUGHT SHAE HAS LURND A LESSHUN

    FRHOMME DA PRESSBURGHUR KHOMPLAYNTSZ KHOMMISSCHUN,

    AND OUILLO TRY DA FEE FOE PHFHYNAL KUT, IN PHEWTYEURRE

    AND LEAF DA DUOIYTCHLHANDHERRS TWO WURQK AOUWT DA FAINAL NUMBER

    WEN THAY KAN FEE FOE FYND DA TIME

    THAY ARE BIZZAE IN DA BANK, FOUR DA TIME BEYING

    WURQKYNG ON NUMBERS THAT AMAOUWNT TWO SUMFING

    INDyEND

    #M#

    MHODGJYORRHOD

    *

    ASTA

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  96. 379
    Liebore patrol says:

    Where’s the Labour mong who turns up to post the Bullingdon video a thousand times and say “wuv” and “winkie” ad nauseum?

    Like

  97. 383
    Gordon Brown says:

    Wanna a lapdance?

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  98. 385
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Like

    • 392
      Blair is a criminal cunt says:

      How naive the world was back then.

      Like

      • 396
        Tessa Tickles says:

        If we could turn back the clock, none of it would have happened.

        Like

      • 421
        White Van Blair Fan says:

        I hear some of the brainless twats on here actually voted for the cun’t.
        Says it all about their judgement.

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        • 430
          White Van Man says:

          And if you remember I apologized for my misspent youth and admitted to it too, unlike many other people who dare not admit who they voted for. Personally I blame John Major, he was a dull boring twat out of ideas on the fag end of a true revolutionary.

          Like

          • The Ape Man Commeth says:

            He may have been boring but he got bliar nailed. If I remember rightly he called him “an unprincipled scoundrel”

            Like

          • White Van Man says:

            Highen sight is a wonderful thing to be sure and youth is it’s own worse enemy more often than not, but the very worse thing you can do is not to admit your own mistakes to yourself.

            Like

          • White Van Man says:

            And again I apologize, and yes Blair was and still is “an unprincipled scoundrel”, what else can I say?

            Like

          • Just so you know says:

            WVM: The word is ‘hindsight”

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  99. 391
    Zed says:

    O/T
    Rejoice !
    Today is the first day of the end game for EU.
    So it’s not only UK banks that we need to bail out .. it is every one the EU demand ?
    Don’t think so.
    Time to strike Mr Cameron – we may not even need a referendum to get out.
    Play your cards and prosperity awaits.
    GET OUT.

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    • 400
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Except Camoron’s going to borrow money to throw at Brussels to keep the EU alive.

      Wow, if ever there was a PM with his finger far removed from the pulse of the nation..

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      • 411
        Anonymous says:

        You may be correct but I suspect he’s no lover of the EU and playing a longer game either to get us out OR to remain a member which gives us trade benefits but little else.
        Remember he has the Coalition Libs and Conservative Europhiles to be neutralised.
        If I’m wrong then his hand may be forced in any case.
        Any way, I do believe the UK membership under current terms is a medium term problem at worst.
        RIP EU – it won’t be missed.

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        • 416
          fuck them all says:

          Playing a longer game FFS?

          How long does the ‘game’ have to be before it puts the UK back in to the dark ages?

          Ah, I get it now. Long enough so that bankers get their megatons of flesh.

          Fuck the bankers, fuck CallMeDave and fuck parliament.

          You twats fear fire extinguishers? You aint seen nothin’ yet.

          Like

        • 418
          Cameron is keeping his powder dry. Yet again. says:

          By throwing £7 Billion of taxpayers money at the Irish Bankers.

          I expect a referendum from Cast Iron Cameron on the 23rd of NEVER.

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  100. 393
    Guido Twits says:

    “Dave doing stand-up at Speccie Awards”

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  101. 424
    Awards Ceremony says:

    Being in a charitable mood, I’d like to say thank you to all the fellow Brown haters here who make this site an entertaining read. And keeping with the awards theme from tonight, equal first place goes to Bill Quango, William Wadd and Billy Bowden for providing much of the humour, and an honourable mention to White Van Man. And going back to that which unites us, let’s have a couple of good jokes about the mongtastic former prime minister who bankrupted the nation.

    Like

  102. 426
    Guido Twits says:

    “Your acceptance speech was pretty good @tom_watson”
    about 1 hour ago: “Picked up your attack dog award for you @tom_watson, have given it to @jwoodcockmp, who is sitting nervously next to me, to pass on.”
    about 1 hour ago: “Dave doing stand-up at Speccie Awards”
    about 6 hours ago: “Polly Slammed By the PCC: Polly “final solution for the poor” Toynbee has been slapped down by the Press Compla… http://bit.ly/caxnFm

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  103. 432
    Policies! says:

    Which of these would you want your ideal government to do?

    Referendum on leaving EU

    Restoring capital punishment

    Raising taxes on top 10%

    Withdrawing from EU without holding a referendum

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  104. 435
    The Compromised Speaker of the House says:

    The Squeaker once again interrupted and effectively censored what was shaping up to be a very effective onslaught by Cameron on The labour front bench and their legacy in office at PMQ’s today. This man is a disgrace and is clearly compromised by his wife. He is fooling no one by constantly using the phrase “It is not what the Public want’. Let me tell you Mr Squeaker IT IS !

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  105. 438
    Gordon Brown says:

    I love you all.

    Like

  106. 439
    QWERTY says:

    I’m sure Al ja-Beeba will be telling us hoe those wonderful Muslims in Bradford will be celebrating the marriage of two infidels.

    Like


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