November 23rd, 2010

Rohan is on a Roll

One of the biggest nights in the propeller-headed wonks calendar is The Prospect magazine’sThink Tank of the Year Awards. David Sainsbury’s new plaything, the Institute of Government, took away the big prize leaving many on the right feeling a little put out as they thought they’d had a pretty good year when it came to influencing the policy agenda.

The judging panel was somewhat slanted to the left: Ben Rogers from IPPR and Demos; Kishwer Falkner the Liberal Democrat peer; David Goodhart Prospect’s editor; the FT’s James Crabtree and for balance from Downing Street, Rohan Silva.

Hardly the most balanced of panels, but made worse by the fact that Silva didn’t bother showing up to meetings at which the awards were actually judged. In the right-wing think-tank world, where one would expect Conservative Downing Street policy advisors would be tight in with, there are some who were ticked off with him for not holding up the side. Rohan just seems to make friends wherever he goes…


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

    Cant they work for the country instead of themselves ?

  2. 2
    Peter Grimes says:

    Aren’t all the Leftoid ‘think-tanks’ running on empty?

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Is that McDoom in the yellow hat?

  4. 4
    King Tiger says:

    who cares about think tanks?

  5. 5
    Sir William Waad says:

    Biffo’s enthralling the Dáil right now with his cogent explanation of how it all went wrong but it wasn’t his fault.

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    Ed Miliband says:

    I think….

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    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into Rohan at a party once ……

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    Rohan Silva says:

    Listen, yeah. I’m the guy they all fear, yeah. I’m the main man, yeah. All the girls love me, yeah. And if they don’t, I make ‘em, yeah. I don’t fuck about, yeah. I’m a hardcore bad boy, yeah. I get shit done, yeah. I’m a ladies man, yeah. I treat my bitches like shit, yeah. Cos that’s how I was brought up, yeah. Don’t fuck me about, yeah.

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    Mark Oaten says:

    Is Rohan in deep shit? Maybe I can help.

  10. 10
    Penny says:

    Hi guys

    Just a bit of research

    Would anyone be interested in a tailored dating site for political bloggers?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    …. I ….

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    It would have to cater to ‘homnasts’.

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    Tattoo Tats Twin says:


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    Show us your tits.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Are you sure Liabour lost the last election?
    Does not look like it from here.

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    Rohan Silver says:

    Wicked, innit? Check out the bracelet, guy. Clock the threads, bro. This timepiece cost 18,000 quids, man. Does my bum look big from that angle?
    Does I jangle when I walks?

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    Anonymous says:

    Billy’s in a world of his own as usual.

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    Mr Plum says:


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    Sophie says:

    He really is a talentless git.

    No rewards fro failure?

    Maybe, but certainly rewards for being the right ethnicity in Team Dave.

  22. 22
    Mr Plum says:

    Are you in Ireland

  23. 23
    David Cameron says:

    We’re all tits together in the Big Society.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Does anyone speak Jive?

  25. 25
    merchant wanker says:

    We get rewarded for failure all the time.

  26. 26
    Unemployed Moderater says:

    Any Jobs Going Fawkes ?

  27. 27
    Ewanme says:

    Hiya , Penny , petal xx .

    I doesn’t understand the question but the the answer is yes , I spose .

    Does you mean , like , pairin Dale off wiv Guido , an that ???

    E x .

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    White Van Man says:

    Contrary to popular belief!

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    Gordon Brown says:

    He borrowed the speech from me

  30. 30
    Rat's arse says:

    I am.

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    Wed Ed says:

    My mind is blank

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    Ken Clarke says:

    You better believe it baby!


  33. 33
    Bob the Builder says:

    Who is that man with the yellow helmet ?

    It must be Alky Campbell grinning at the spiteful Millar…

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    Rat's arse says:

    At the rate I get modded ‘unemployed’ Guido could do with all the help he can get, and I STILL don’t know why my comments are modded, I just don’t think he likes me [sobs uncontrollably]!

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    Steve Miliband says:

    They’re pictured above

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    Laws the total hypocrite says:

    I like Oranges up my khyber..

    If you know what I mean

    I will be a Minister soon so I must not speak like Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan, MacPoison (the Chencalloe is a c**t”) and the other has beens…

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    Steve Miliband says:


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    Blank Sheet of Paper says:


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    Annie says:

    The Second most Toxic Couple in Britain…

    After Grinning blood-stained Ape and Slotgob…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What a Wonker !

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    The David Laws quote is interesting, i thought ‘oranging’ was what Michael Hutchence was doing just before he died.

    Is ‘oranging’ a thing particular to Lib Dems…?

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    Robert Peston's peyote supplier says:

    lol !!

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    barefootcontessa says:

    These are people I know nothing about nor want to know anything about.

  44. 44
    Annie says:

    Ireland’s tits have just appeared…

    Upside Guido my friend…

  45. 45
    Jade says:

    Can I do my “I’m Sparagus” gag again?

  46. 46
    Gordon Brown MP says:

    I’m the biggest tit in society.

    Thank you and uh goodbye.

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    FT Correspondent says:


    Your speech was written by Madoff Mandelson

    The master Ponzi schemer

    Who blames Gordon Brown

    ROFL…poor old Gordoom

    Fooked from all ends…

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    Magda Mc Twatter says:

    My husband my Chimp

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    Disco Biscuit says:

    Is it worth mentioning Rohan Silva’s time serving in Gordon Brown’s Treasury?

  50. 50
    Bernie Madoff (surprised by the brazen Labourites) says:

    While Tony Bliar was coining tens of millions of £

    Quite surreal really

    And Blair is till doing it


  51. 51
    Dale Winton says:

    Just think of the fun you could be having when you hear the beep on supermarket sweep!

  52. 52
    Anonymous Leprechaun says:

    To be sure, to be sure!

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    Gonk says:

    If you had to explain what ‘oranging’
    is, to someone who thought they might know,
    but wasn’t really sure. Oh alright didn’t have a clue. How
    would you go about it.

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    An honest citizen says:


    Re you reference

    “John McTernan is a commentator and political strategist who works internationally. He was Political Secretary to Tony Blair and has been an adviser on health, welfare, defence and Scotland”.

    He is giving advice to Ed the Red…

    Given that Tony Blair destroyed the credibility of Britain with the war in Iraq on a falsified dodgy dossier, led the country to ruin through gross mismanagement of the NHS and overspending on a scalle never seen in British history, that Blair has left Britain with no credible defence capacity (aircraft carriers without aircraft FFS), and gave autonomy to Scotland which has become synonymous with political crime…

    I think he might just shut up….

  55. 55
    White Van Man says:

    That all depends on if they have a wind turbine attached to their heads.

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    knobnuts says:

    can we expect a blow by blow commentary for the ashes on here from you Billy ?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    dont think Guido will allow that , However as its on a nighttime …….

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    TitterYeNot says:

    oh the thought of dating a political blogger…all that posting and fingering the keyboard with slavish dedication…oh the prospect is too vile to contemplate

  59. 59
    Tony Blair Millionaire says:

    Shut the fuck up Bernie or me and George will have a word and get you relocated to Guantanamo bay.

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    Gordon Brown ( Kareoke star) says:

    Ok Guys and Girls after 4 , 1 , 2 ,3 ,4

    Things can only get better …………

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    On me 'ed son says:

    thank fuck for that Billy…enjoy it on the box but save us the updates…the excitement is too much to bear

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    Labourlist says:

    Vote for Labour is a vote for freedom , We wont rule like the current millionaires.

  63. 63
    Mrs Fawkes says:

    Boo-hoo! Aren’t my melons enough for you?!

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    Ed's already in trouble says:

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    Parasite expert says:

    Leftie think much use as a dose of tapeworms.

  66. 66
    veggie coliseum says:

    if you do I’ll do my ‘I’m asparagus’ recital…oh hang on do you mean spartagus ?

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    Dr.Baron Sidney Snotsniffer of Dribbledend says:

    bad luck keep taking the tablets

  68. 68
    Elsie Beattie says:

    Is it something to do with grinding some exotic fruit and then drinking it’s juices, dear?
    An inquiring mind needs to know these things.

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    Non uphill gardener says:

    Isn’t oranging when you butt fuck a person so hard that their arse looks like a blood orange? Not that I would know, of course, nor want to know, am just speculating…

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    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I’m convinced Billy is some sort of AI program.

    No human could possbily spend every second of every day posting on here, and getting first post 99% of the time.

    Perhaps when his programmer writes a test match subroutine we can enjoy ball-by-ball coverage.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    Sounds good sense.

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    bogof says:

    Fawkes seems to like him. Can’t we go on a Tristram Hunt hunt instead?

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    David Gower saying to David Lloyd I always wanted to be on telly says:

    can we have an action replay of that …..

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    David Cameron ( In da Hood ) says:

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    David Gower saying to David Lloyd I always wanted to be on telly says:

    you could be right …. can we have an action replay of that …..

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    Billy Blowjob says:

    We can expect a blow by blow account, but not about the cricket.

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    masters and johnson says:

    simple…take an orange..insert into any orifice big enough to take it…think of something that turns you on…peter hain say….wank furiously for several hours…then eat the orange…job done

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    You Want It, I Got It says:

    I’m tall and wavvy, rather like Davey, very good at making gravy …… are you going to be on later, I’m just making dinner?

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    Reading The Telegraph destroyed my brain says:

    I always fill up with Shell. You can’t beat a tiger in your tank.

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    oooooer says:

    ‘butt fuck’ ….sounds a bit too knowledgeable to deny uphill

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    Medick says:

    I saw one once, it must have been 30 foot long and came out of the bloke’s nose …..

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    Gordon Brown ( Kareoke star) says:

    I am the leader , I am the leader , I am the leader of my gang i am …….

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    Jimmy Hill says:

    Sir William, they call the footballer James Beattie ‘Biffo’ you know

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    White Van Man says:

    Even poor old posty is calling Ed, RED, hahaha….

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I bet you say that to all the Ladies :)

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    Elsie Beattie says:

    Oh, lordy. Mr. Beattie used to that to me in the fifties before he died, dear. He called it “And this one’s for Adolph”. Quite strange.

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    White Hunter says:

    no but you can shoot the bugger when you take the cap off

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    Sir William Waad says:

    “Think Tank of the Year” – so you can be a winner and a loser at the same time?

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    Canterbury Twatter says:

    My lonely one eyed Gimp

  92. 92
    Apathy personified says:

    I used to leave words out of my posts and misspell names. Now I just can’t be bothered.

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    Charlton Hestonbloomingfoul says:

    there’s a chistmas pudd sold with an orange in the middle – apparently it is flying off the shelves. Now I know why. People are sticking them up their arse to improve the flavour?

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    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Fuck no. Would result in them breeding. The mind boggles at the self important smug bastard offspring that would inflict on the world.

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    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Smooooth… I dig it.

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    David Miliband says:

    Did someone mention ‘supermarket?’

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    nell says:

    I see red ed today has appointed peter’you’ve been tangoed’hain to review party policy and get labour back into power.

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    Dr Grossen-Outern says:

    Worst thing is when you shit the end of one out, and pull it, and it unravels like a ball of string, yards and fucking yards of it, coming out of your arsehole. In the end you pull yourself inside out cos the little bastard is clinging on for all it’s worth and won’t let go.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    And hominids

  101. 101
    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Because your handle reminds him of the state he spent most of the 80s and early 90s in. Rat arsed.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Haddaway an' shyte says:

    So long as there are nee leftie mingaz, like, and al the burds get their tits oot fotha lads.

  104. 104
    Damien McBride says:

    Hi guys!

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    I’ve found the most amazing app! It’s changed my life!

  106. 106
    Andy Coulson says:

    Tom Watson is right this time.

    I’M OFF

  107. 107
    Lord Mandelbum says:

    Cucumbers are cool!

  108. 108
    Spotty Teenager says:

    That app is totally gay dude!

  109. 109
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Wondered what that smell was !

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    Lord Chuffedasfuck says:

    the boy wonder being led by the inane…what a prospect…ed must be completely nuts to bring a has-been like Hain back into focus…..a slippery two faced double talking scumbag …shows how out of the loop the new shadows are.

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    Axe The Telly Tax says:


    ‘kin ‘ell. Just goes to show, don’t junk anything.

    Wonder how much my BBC micro is worth?

  112. 112
    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    LMAO!! Nice one!

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    TitterYeNot says:

    no I’ll be on the nest

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    Hain Is A Total Hain says:

    Ten years of anyone but Labour, then. Yippeee!!

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    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Fuckin’ el!

    I still have my ZX Spectrum and Commodore 16! I might be minted! Not sure i’ll get much for my Sega Master System though….

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    Steve Jobby says:

    Fucking bargain, pal. Your BBC is worth more than Sir AMSTRADS entire output.

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    I don't have a blog anymore but oh well says:


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    OMG ! How true says:


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    Sir William Waad says:

    If computers have become antiques the time has come for me to die.

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    Confucius he says:

    Man who buy apple feel cocky for 30 year.

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    Sega Fan says:

    Has it got Alex the Kidd built into it?

    They quite rare now these days, probs get 50 quid for it.

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    nell says:

    Oh don’t say that Sir Bill!

    I’ve still got my box brownie camera . Wonder if that’s worth anything?

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    Mr Recap says:

    In the 1960’s Hain was a long haired leftwing yob who tried to stop the Springboks playing England by sprinkling broken glass on the Rugby pitches of this nation. Then there’s the bank robbery as well.

    Peter Hain was arrested in Downing Street in 1969. As a student he led the demonstrations that disrupted a Springbok rugby tour of the UK and led to the cancellation of a tour by the South African cricket team in 1970.
    Picture here:

    The twat wears a suit now and has swapped his grimy anorak for a haircut, but Hain remains as one of the worst pieces of leftwing filth ever to have been imported to Britain from overseas.

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    P. Doff says:

    Except it isn’t a round one… Billy’s world is more Oval.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    they were the days …….. And nintendo 64 super mario bros

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    smoggie says:

    Hey, it’s me old mucker Sergei ! What did he call Miliband, Foreign Secretary, in their genial chat just after Russia invaded Georgia?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    and he was part of the thugs that desicrated the hallowed Lords pitch !

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Fuck off ! ?

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    Tories love left wing thinktanks says:

    Rohan Silva is Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister.

    He was previously Senior Policy Adviser for the 2010 General Election and Economic Adviser to the Shadow Chancellor George Osborne. Prior to this, Rohan was a Policy Analyst at HM Treasury ( under Labour ).

    Rohan is also a trustee of the Battersea Arts Centre and on the advisory panel of the Progressive Conservatism project at the think tank Demos.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Well bowled

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    smoggie says:

    I wuz only asking, Bill ;)

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    Tessa Tickles says:


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Well played , Straight bat :)

  134. 134
    smoggie says:

    I think if you can create an AI programme you’d come up with something a bit sharper than our Bill.

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    nell says:

    The idiot student hain being arrested in downing street.

    Yep. rededmilitwit, hain is absolutely the right person to entrust with labour’s policy review.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    and with better spelling and grammar !

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    Confucius he says:

    Moderation is the last resort of the weak sinnerconfusedblog owner.
    Fuck it. My mouse just died.

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    Mr Recap says:

    The guy needs a good fucking, he’s a typical arsehole!

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    I’ll put you down as ‘probably a kweer’.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido and Co , you are all fuckin legends .

    Respect to you all

    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever !

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Ah, suddenly it becomes clear. The sort of qualification EuroDrone Cameron looks for when hoovering-up talentless crap for his team of crappy cretins.

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    Willy Fan says:

    Don’t die Willy. Mike Hunt needs your input.

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    nell says:

    And talking of failing left wing organisations and their idiots, apparently katieprice aka jordon has been offered a guest editorial role on bbcradio4.

    You can’t get any dumber than that!!

    Then again maybe she’s what rededmilitwit needs to sex up up his act.

    Y’know like alicampbell sexed up that iraq dossier!!

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    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Yeah! I also have the 3D specs too but cant remember the game they go with and cant be arsed going into the loft to check. Have the infra red gun too, for the duckshoot game.

    Hours of fun.

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    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Dare say you’d get a few bob for it…

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Hmm. Teaching hat on.

    A Vote vote for Labour is a vote for freedom , We we wont won’t rule like the current millionaires.”

    No, just like the last bunch of millionaires. Mainly because the last bunch of millionaires are still sadly in retardEd Milimong’s “new generation” shadow cabinet.

    BTW, if you are going to go to a state school, do it under a Tory government. Labour doesn’t like to produce winners, and that’s why you’re illiterate.

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    Just Sayin' Like... says:

    Mortal Kombat surely! “KILL…..HIM”

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    Sir William Waad says:

    I’m touched.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    I bought a BBC Micro (model B) and an Acorn Electron at a car boot sale ~ 14 years ago for £5, the pair.

    I threw them away.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I do feel comfortable at the crease, though. Anything else just ain’t cricket.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That was class ……. The good old days .

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    Billy Whizz is the greatest motorhead ever ! says:

    He just happens to be in the right place at the right time :-)

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    10 cc says:

    Don’t tell me he was the hoon that pissed on the pitch.

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    10 cc says:

    That link was shite. So is this one.

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    barefootcontessa says:

    We believe you.

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    Gok Wank says:

    Rohan is soooo last year sisters.
    Get into North Face!

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    nell says:

    Bank robbery what was that about?! Was it something to do with gordon’s spend spend spend policy.

    Was hain trying to cover up for gordon’s maxing out of the nation’s credit card before he got kicked out of office in May?

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    A Curiously Coloured Sea Cucumber says:

    I can show you my sea-cucumber.

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    David 'SuperMarket Sweep' Milliband says:

    Please let me post it one more time Guido for a laugh!

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    Sir Patrick Mower OBE says:

    Fascinating. Do you know from whence 10 cc coined their moniker?

    Apparently, the average gay/normal male’s ejaculate = 10 cc.

    Test tubes were notoriously inaccurate in those days, though.

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    lady penelope pitstop says:

    @ 10 yes

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    Sir Patrick Mower OBE says:

    We know that, Billy. 2-1 you say? I’ll have to swat up on the game of …of…


    Help me out, someone.

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    N64 Kicked Ass says:

    Anyone remember Perfect Dark on the N64? best game ever!

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    Anon says:

    I got one;

    Whats hit more balls than Ian Bothams cricket bat Billy? ……..

    Dale Wintons chin!

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    Is he related to Prezza or Fatson? says:

    “A diner who racked up bills worth thousands of pounds at restaurants, before fleeing without paying, has been banned from parts of central London.

    Janis Nords, 27, of Stoke Newington, north London, admitted three counts of leaving without paying at restaurants.

    In total he owed nine restaurants £5,880. Westminster Magistrates court ordered him to repay the money.

    Nords was given a 12-month community order banning him from six London postcodes.

    The postcodes – W1, WC1, WC2, SW1, SW3 and NW1 – are all home to a high concentration of expensive restaurants.

    Nords, a filmmaker, was also given a 90-day curfew forcing him to remain in his home address from 1800 GMT to 0600 GMT every day, and he must wear an electronic tag.

    The charges relate to a £349 bill at the Glass House in Richmond, a £965 bill at the Connaught Hotel and a £1,021 bill at L’Oranger in St James’s Street.

    Nords was caught after being seen on CCTV leaving the Michelin-starred L’Autre Pied restaurant in Marylebone on 17 November.

    He and a companion ate hare and venison, drinking both a £124 Larmandier pink champagne and a £285 bottle of 1997 Bollinger.

    They left the restaurant to smoke before walking off.”

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve been sent to bed without having my dinner and fizzy orange. The horrible woman said I’d been naughty and shouldn’t have done a ploppy at the dinner table in front of the other patients.

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    Anon says:

    Hain robbed a South African bank with his lefty mates and his daddy and friends in high places hushed the witnesses up so he got off scott free in court.

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    Anon says:

    Google Peter Hain Bank Robbery if you don’t believe me.

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    Polly says:

    I am sitting relaxing in my Tuscan villa having just had my chimney swept by Gino my handsome Italian man servant. I had to pay him 50euros but it was worth it. I am looking forward to a roaring log fire during the festive period. I must say that the immigration cap the Tories are seeking to impose strikes me as the Final Solution. Ciao

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    Eva Prawn says:

    Are you on the grass, Mower? CRICKET. ASHES. LEATHER. WILLOW.

    That’s enough about your face.

    Yeah, kick off is after the next two sleeps.

    Not at all fishy. I’m gonna tuna my ariel and get the plankton round my plaice to have a whale of a time.

    If cockle happens (whelk, it wouldn’t the first time), I’ll perch naked on the telly and show off my pilchards.

    My fish pie has to be tasted to be believed.

    Everyone breams at the sight of my open clam.

    For a squid, Alan Mullet is welcome to have a go with his rod.

    Yeah. England 3-1.

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    South of the M4 says:

    Is he an MP?

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    South of the M4 says:

    Choosing Hain is not a good move for Ed’s Nu-Nu Labour. Ed seems to have fucked up his first 100 days by being absent (a critical time in any new job), and chosen key players who all represent the past. Britain needs competent government and a strong opposition. We had neither for 13 years, and seem to have neither now.

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    Who Gives A Fuck says:

    Mandelscum on channel 4 now – what a k.unt

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    You Want It, I Got It says:

    Yikes, absolutely spiffing My Lady

    You see Guido, this idea could have legs after all – I’m already thinking of the name for the future Chancellor…. God, I’m good at this!!

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    W/C and Proud says:

    so, he’s erm, got street cred then eh?

    never been a milkman then?

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    W G Grace says:

    Australian team preparing the ashes

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    streamfisher says:

    They wouldn’t have either the imagination or good taste to pull a stunt like that, my local Sweetshop has a sign on the door now though; No more than 2 MPs allowed on these premises at any one time.

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    streamfisher says:

    There, there, tomorrow we’ll let you open a branch in the kindergarten.

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    Billy Bowden's Younger Brother says:

    god Guido, they’re all at it

    Alastair Cook insists he can score in Australia

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    AC1 says:

    Dont forget those “failures”* at the FSA

    * Only a fail if you falsely believe the credit bubble wasn’t deliberately inflated.

  182. 182
    albacore says:

    Uh! Oh! Dave’s been consulting those huggable hoodies for his latest inspired policy blockbuster.
    Good job he got everything else sorted first.

  183. 183
    Who Gives A Fuck says:

    you guys think the beeb’s today programme is bad enough now, wait until christmas

  184. 184
    AC1 says:

    Why does Hain remind me of YABmonster?

  185. 185
    up your ballingdon says:

    I wouldn’t feel comfortable with you standing at my crease you dirty bastard.

  186. 186
    Anonymous says:

    We know.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    I always distinguish between what politicians think is important and what the rest of the country think is important. It’s the only way to stay sane.

  188. 188
    Shhh!!! Don't mention Osborne's £7bn Euro Bailout says:

    But it’s a MASSIVE SCOOP!!??

    or not

  189. 189
    Tell it like it really is says:

    He’s also appointed Liam Slime Byrne – joint appointee. ?This is the best on offer? …………..retches!

  190. 190
    Lard Presclott of Bulimia, Bog Seats, Beams,Bellies,Banjos,Punches, Croquet, Pies, Jags 'n' Shags says:

    Wasn’t it with the rules ?

  191. 191
    Paddy Banker says:

    I’m dipping my balls in £7 billion worth of cash thanks to you suckers

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Lol – are you “well enough” to entertain at my son’s bar mitzvah?

  193. 193
    Baron Mandelson of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham says:

    As long as i have one fan, dear boy, it’ll all have been worth it.

  194. 194
    streamfisher says:

    Any other world leader (Sic) going to Switzerland especially Zurich given these hard times would be trying to figure out how to get some of that stack gold back they’ve got stashed away in their vaults which Gordon, err! lost, instead of which we seem to be angling for chief patsy again, as if the London Olympics was not enough now we aim to subsidise the World Cup as well for another set of International crooks called FIFA.

  195. 195
    Herman Van Rompuy says:

    I’m dipping my tiny shrivelled up balls prostate deep in Dave and George.

  196. 196
    Dustbin Alibi Brown says:

    Can I come and join you ??

  197. 197
    Bob Crow says:

    Fifa, MEPs, world statesmen, royalty, politicians.

    All parasites troughing off the common man.

    Some of us refuse to be the host for those who leech off the backs of others.

  198. 198
    Bob Crow says:

    Or the Lords as it’s otherwise known

  199. 199
    streamfisher says:


  200. 200
    Bob Crow says:

    Down Boy.
    Your time will come once we’ve overthrown the fatcats.

  201. 201
    Well what a fucking surprise says:

    Her lawyer actually tries to justify it!

    “A radio presenter who falsely claimed £18,000 in benefits while working as a DJ for the BBC has been committed to Crown Court for sentence.

    Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that Lubna Qazi failed to inform the authorities of her work on the BBC’s Asian Network despite claiming carer’s allowance for almost seven years.

    Magistrates heard that the DJ – who broadcasts under the name Kanwal Qazi – began to claim carer’s allowance after her husband suffered a stroke in 2002. But she then failed to declare that she was receiving an income in excess of the permitted limit while claiming the benefit between March 2003 and January this year.

    It emerged in court that Qazi was earning £24.47p per hour at the Asian Network, working a three-hour shift on both Saturday and Sunday. Her show is said by the BBC’s website to feature “timeless classics” from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

    Defence solicitor Carl Vasey told the court that his client had reached a settlement with the authorities after receiving a total overpayment of £18,014.

    Mr Vasey told magistrates: “There is a great deal of personal mitigation in this matter and there has already been a civil settlement reached.””

  202. 202
    That Irish referendum vote with the benefit of hindsight says:

    Vote for the Lisbon treaty or it’s curtains for the Celtic Tiger.

    So that worked out alright then.

  203. 203
    Non-smoker says:

    I’ll try that one, then. “Just popping out for a passive smoke, good fellow. I and my 5 fellow ‘smokers’ will be back to settle the £450 bill as soon as we’ve sated our imaginary cravings. Look, we’ll leave this state-of-the-art Sony Walkman on the table as security. Byeee.”

  204. 204
  205. 205
    AC1 says:


    First Cast out the mote from thine own eye

  206. 206
    Mr Ned says:

    No, it means he’s from DEMOS. a Marxist think tank allied with COMMON PURPOSE. Which means he’s a dirty little communist trator. And so apparently is the twat who employed him!!!

  207. 207
    Anonymous says:

    I think there’s a crosshair with Rohan’s name on it.

  208. 208
    Mr Ned says:

    “Vote for the Lisbon treaty or it’s curtains for the Celtic Tiger.”

    That was a typo. They meant to write “Vote for the Lisbon treaty AND it’s curtains for the Celtic Tiger.”

  209. 209
    Anonymous says:

    It’s a shame the idiot cannot spell “because”.

  210. 210
    Lord Haw Haw says:

    Millepede’s new sprog surely

  211. 211
    Anonymous says:

    Thank fuck I never watch Channel 4.Or the Beeb yet I gotta pay for the licence !!!

  212. 212
    Anonymous says:

    ‘A’ level politics is a two course, give the guy a chance he’s only just finished his GCSE re-sits

  213. 213
    Camoron or Milimong? Take your pick. says:

    Spot the difference.

  214. 214
    Camoron or Milimong? Take your pick. says:

    Tell that to Lord Prescott of Pies. He’ll jab ya.

  215. 215
    Camoron or Milimong? Take your pick. says:

    Makes sense. Milimong is the “new generation”. Nothing to do with the “old generation”.

    Apart from writing their manifesto.

    And having most of the old generation’s cabinet members in his shadow cabinet.

  216. 216
    Camoron or Milimong? Take your pick. says:

    “Vote for or against the Lisbon Treaty, and you’ll get the Lisbon Treaty regardless. And it’s curtains for you. And all your neighbours will be sucked into the chaos, so it’s curtains for them, too.”

    EU Democracy in a nutshell.

  217. 217
    Tapestry says:

    Ireland’s taking to the streets. Saturday 11 am. Wood Quay to the GPO.

  218. 218
  219. 219
    AC1 says:

    You just need to start ignoring the TVLA gestapo.

    Cut your tax by 140 quid a year.

  220. 220
    albacore says:

    “In the right-wing think-tank world, where one would expect Conservative Downing Street policy advisors would be tight in with…”
    Nice sentence structure, Fawkes.
    Who’s this “one” and what’s he on, though?
    Our Dave taking advice from anybody tarred with the “right-wing” stigma?
    As if.

  221. 221
    yalleriron says:

    What bunch of chimps….er, chumps….er, whatever.

  222. 222
    smoggie says:

    It’s about the hottest time in Brisbane at this time of year (but mercifully withoout too much humidity yet) and the renovated Gabba is now a concrete bowl of a suntrap. This is why they are playing at nightime Bill – because it’s cooler than during the day.

  223. 223
    I B Carman says:

    I thought it was Esso that had the Tiger? Shell had Michael Holliday “going well” (until he died of course)

  224. 224
    I B Carman says:

    To “tank” means to make a complete balls of something. That’s appropriate then.

  225. 225
    O. Lord-Above says:

    No, no bob. The Lords is the Old Folks Hospice.

  226. 226
    O. Lord-Above says:

    Qazi? Must be right in the sh*t then with this one..

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