December 7th, 2010

Basher Can’t Resist

It’s a five years and a day since David Cameron beat David Davis for the Tory leadership, and still DD can prove a headache for his young usurper. Davis left the PM a delightful anniversary present in his announcement last night that he will be voting against the Tuition Fees rise on Thursday.

While many are whispering it’s typical of Davis to be looking for headlines and trouble, as it’s his second nature, Ben Brogan argues that Davis sees a gap as Leader of the Opposition, however some are  just pushing ridiculous lines. The former staffer who thought portraying Davis’s one man rebellion as something that might help the coalition, as it will take some heat off the LibDems, needs to go back to spin school…


  1. 1
    Consistant says:

    Voted strongly against introducing student top-up fees.


    • 50
      needs to go back to spin school… says:

      Thay aren’t all as fortunate as you as to have the line and spin of the day delivered to you on a plate by your CCHQ paymaster Coulson.


    • 58
      Anonymous says:

      Davis is more popular with grass root conservatives (voters) than Cameron, but Cameron is popular with dodgy money men.


      • 61
        misterned says:

        Grass roots tories are too stupid to see him for what he is then!


        • 87
          Cast Iron Cameron says:

          What makes you think they’re stupid ? Believing Dave on Lisbon perhaps ?


          • misterned says:

            That was a whole different order of magnitude of stupidity, that was!

            Nah, they are stupid for still believing in Davis, after he was backed by spy equipment companies, (that profit from totalitarian states oppressing their citizens), in his so-called, pro-liberty vanity by-election. Companies that are pushing hard for the EU to implement the same police state policies (across the whole EU, even here) that Davis was allegedly fighting against in the commons. An EU wide ID card. EU wide DNA databases. etc… Davis supports these companies, whilst pretending to be pro liberty.

            He is just as much of a fraud as Cameron is.

            It’s just that the freedom of the back-benches offers him the freedom to pretend to be more tory than Cameron.


        • 96
          Anonymous says:

          Hope conservatives remind them of this next time when they knock doors.


      • 160
        Marmite says:

        The stupid buggers are those who vote Labour time after time. They really should be made to go on reality awareness courses. Ret@rds each and every one of them! This country is finished if we keep breeding them.


        • 173
          Anonymous says:

          Labour voters have a reason for voting labour, they are either illigals or benifit junkies. It’s the Cameron supporters I can’t understand.


  2. 2
    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    OMFG , The students have had 16 years free educatuion !!!!


  3. 3
    Dave a man without Principles says:

    Voted strongly against introducing student top-up fees


    • 10
      Paul McCord says:

      Huh ? How do this mob vote ‘strongly’ or ‘moderately’ ? I thought they voted either for or against, or not at all .


      • 56
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        It tends to be on a selection of different votes. On some issues there are several different votes along similar lines. “moderately for” would indicate they might have voted against some parts of the proposal.


        • 141
          Paul McCord says:

          OK. Wish I could have the chance to vote for or against specific issues when there’s an election. As it is, I have to choose the lesser of a ship’s biscuit of weevils.


      • 57
        Calamity Clegg says:


    • 19
      Gideon George Osborne says:

      Voted strongly against introducing student top-up fees.


    • 24
      No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

      Labour party promised not to introduce fees at all and then did .


      • 36
        Harriet Harman says:

        Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees


      • 49
        Sir William Waad says:

        £9,000 does seem rather a lot for about 39 days of uninspiring lectures a year and some off-hand marking of scripts by email. Many of our universities have much the same attitude to their students that banks have to their personal customers or that St Custards had to its fictional pupils.


        • 59
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          Some students have to pay for historic buildings. or leaky 60’s shite. or both.


        • 65
          misterned says:

          Much MUCH cheaper than an American University degree!


          • Jealousy is an ugly thing says:

            1. American in-state tuition fees for a public college average at about $5,000 per annum.

            2. American degrees are a joke – unless you really want a degree in which your coursework is roughly equivalent to what a 14 year old studies at a down-at-heel comprehensive in this country.


        • 73
          Purchasing Power says:

          I would imagine many second rate Universities and lecturers are very worried that they will now have to justify what they are actually providing to their customers.


        • 97
          Simon says:

          To understand what’s going on it sometimes pays to look at the wider system.

          The way the universities are funded strongly encourages research and publication: those are the routes by which a lecturer progresses. The best teacher in the world who does little research, doesn’t publish widely and is not cited by colleagues in their research, will be lucky to keep his/her job.

          So what would any academic do who wants to get on? Certainly not spend their time teaching.

          If we don’t like that (and I don’t) we’ll demand a fundamental change in the approach of the funders who are, after all, doling out our money.

          The Open University deals with this interestingly (well, it is interesting to education geeks). They satisfy the research/publication/citation requirement via their central, full-time academics (and earn many plaudits for its quality), whilst teaching via materials that those academics generate, assisted by an army of generally very good expert, part-time tutors. In consequence they are rated in sector-wide student surveys as close to, if not at, the top of the tree.


          • Sir William Waad says:

            An excellent post, thank you. Lady Waad’s experience of the OU chimes in with what you say.


          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            I do remember having a lecturer who almost didnt see the point in lecturing. “go to the library and read my paper on this”.

            It is a bit odd too that academics – who don’t really have “teaching” as their main job really, should be paid for entirely by students.


        • 117
          Limp Dems says:


        • 146
          Sophie says:

          Left wing lecturer pensions do not come cheap.


      • 162
        Rat's arse says:

        And that’s just not cricket is it Billy? No, it’s not. The toss pots!


  4. 4
    Sophie says:

    So DD is now the official Conservative opposition to Blue Labour?

    DD should move over to UKIP.


    • 18
      misterned says:

      If he had a single principle, then he would. However Davis is a lying scheming opportunist. Even in his petulant by-election campaign founded on the principled stand of civil liberties, he was advised and backed by security equipment and spy equipment companies whose primary markets are states who wish to spy on their own people.

      He refused to debate civil liberties with other candidates at that by election and the mainstream media helpfully obliged him by denying all the other candidates the oxygen of publicity. He was never asked a single awkward question about his hypocrisy.

      His pro liberty blog, which was, apparently, for the “long term” and was to be a start of a long pro-liberty campaign, was closed as soon as he was safely re-elected. He never answered ANY of my list of questions about his dubious relationship with companies and organisations which profit from state spying on their citizens.

      The man is a charlatan and a scammer!


      • 26
        Mister Mister says:


        David Davis is a man of Principles. Dave Cameroon is just like Blair, trying to be liked by everyone.


      • 28
        Different names, same crowd says:

        Makes me like DD even more,better than having rusty cast iron as your strength,a pr weakling as PM is all we have jeez.


        • 51
          auntie jane says:

          Ooh, you are a bitter old hag.


        • 75
          misterned says:

          I certainly do NOT support rusty iron dave. I do prefer the coalition over labour. But then I would prefer a bout of the flu over cancer too!

          Whereas labour almost never did anything right, at least the coalition have done SOME things right. But nowhere near enough, and they are still doing plenty wrong!


  5. 5

    DD reminds me of Captain Manaering with the chip on his shoulder compared to DC who reminds of Sgt Wilson bit slick and all that


  6. 6
    mongrel says:

    I despair of the politicans in this Country.
    Unfortunately the Tories produced the worst ‘Opposition’ during the Labour years and it seems that they are doing very little right now.
    I had hoped that things would get better after that Blair/Brown ballsup.


  7. 7
    Browneye says:

    Davis should stick to the Rotary Club christmas buffet committee


  8. 9
    EdMiliband says:

    How very dare him!
    I am the leader of the opposition!

    We need more vending machines in the foyer and we need them now!


    • 32
      misterned says:

      Ed’s too busy organising a sit-in in the 6th form common room!


      • 88
        Tessa Tickles says:

        He was thinking about asking someone if they thought he should attend a meeting, or perhaps suggesting that the meeting would perhaps (or perhaps not) be a good idea but maybe it would be better if he stayed away, if that’s alright with you. But then again, maybe..


  9. 11
    Charles Martel says:

    Cameron is the Emperor with no clothes, about time someone told him so.

    Well done DD


  10. 12
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Team Dave are merely an extension of New Labour.

    New Labours whole ethos was based on destroying the legacy of Lady Thatcher & “rubbing the rights nose in it” by swamping the copuntry with EU & Labour friendly voters.

    As Lady Thatchers legacy was one of national prosperity & traditional Conservative values it makes one wonder how such a third way snake oil salesman like Cameron could actually win the leadership, & continue Labours work to destroy her legacy.

    Blue Labour out.


    • 91
      misterned says:

      At the time of the conservative leadership election, it was widely spun that if the tories elected a conservative to run the conservative party, that they would remain out of office for another 10 – 15 years. After all, labour was in Government and lead by a tory(light). So why get a real one, when the media was still at that time in love with the fake tory in number 10?

      That is why the tory party voted for a new blue labour light candidate to run them. In the hope that he was only pretending to be liberal, but was really a tory all along.


      • 126
        Simon says:

        This is the inconvenient truth – that after a decade of cossetting by NuLab the mass of the populace is terrified of exposure to reality and responsibility. As a nation we seem to prefer anything to the real Tory party, the guys who traditionally sort out Labour’s balls-ups.

        No wonder we’ve got more of the same.

        But with borrowing continuing to increase and pathetic ‘cuts’ there’s nobody to sort out the mess this time. Dammit, Brown recruited an extra 1m public servants. The coalition says it will dispose of 480,000. Nuff said.


        • 154
          misterned says:

          After the OBR said that the deficit was beginning to come down nicely, the government have stated that the public sector layoffs may be a lot less, perhaps as low as 380,000.


          • Simon says:

            Despite having the deepest sympathy for anyone who loses a job (it happened to me several times) I was rather depressed by that when I heard it.

            Surely things really are so bad as to demand that the coalition unwind as many of NuLab’s profligate commitments as possible. That includes removing all of the 1m additional public servants and the legislation that required them.


          • Hugh ffishingly-Whittlingstool says:

            Haven’t you noticed the continuous low-level insurrection against the Coalition since it got into Number 10? Bob Crow, the BA walkouts, students guided into rioting along iconic backdrops of nationhood.

            There’s a limit to how many fronts a position can be defended.
            Pick the opposition off, point by point and only then move onto the next one.

            As it is, announcements are coming daily from the front bench – surely that is proof that there is momentum behind a reforming agenda.


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  12. 15
    David Cameron says:

    “Anyone not a member of the Bullingdon Club leave now.”


  13. 16
    Capt Manwaring says:

    Stupid boy, Pike.


  14. 17
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into David Cameron at a party once ….


  15. 20
    Popeye says:

    Good on you David Davis.
    I for at least one consider you to have been a better potential PM than our present incumbent.
    Beating the Eton Mafia is pretty unlikely however!


    • 33
      AngryEnglishJon says:

      How dare he. Bloody grammer school oik


    • 40
      misterned says:

      Davis is a scammer, a con artist and a fraud! Believe me, I take no pleasure from writing that either. I used to believe in him too, until it was brought to my attention who his backers were in the un-necessary, vanity by-election he called. He is NOT the defender of liberty and freedom that he pretends to be. Neither is “liberty” chief, Shami Chakrabarti.

      David Davis is a flawed man psychologically and cannot be trusted.


      • 66
        we know that they know that we know says:

        The media would have torn him apart during an election campaign, and the Tory ‘defeat’, and defeat it was, would have been even worse.


      • 97
        The Heir to Blair says:

        I know you love the Heir to Blair Cameron neddy but do you seriously think stealing his spinners lines like “a flawed man psychologically” is doing you any good ? or does it just make you look like a Blairite Blu-Labour twat


        • 121
          misterned says:

          Go fuck yourself you brain-dead illiterate tit-brained spunk-bubble, You really must be fucking thick!

          I am NOT saying this out of any respect or admiration for that treasonous twat Cameron. I hate Cameron. He is a betrayer and liar and treasonous traitor. I hope he dies painfully and in agony. Can I be any clearer than that?

          I would hope that any real conservatives, would see through the vacuous blatant lies that Davis has spouted. He is just as much of a fraud as Cameron!

          Wake the fuck up people! Davis’ vanity by-election was a fraud. He is NOT a defender of civil liberties. He is backed and funded by the companies that supply the intelligence networks with their spy-tools. He is NOT against the state spying on and infringing people’s civil liberties at all. He is up to his neck in support for the companies that profit from creating and enforcing police-states all over the world!

          FFS! He is a fraud!


          • Tin Foil Hat Watch says:


            Tin Foil Hat ALERT!


            9/11 was in inside job by the spacelizards!!



          • fruitloop watch says:

            Says the loon who has his mummy make one from Bacofoil every morning for his trolling expeditions on here.


          • misterned says:

            Tin Foil Hat Watch, keep taking your tablets.

            Here is some truth for you.

            1. Kennedy was shot and killed from above and behind. NOT the grassy knoll.

            2. Man DID land on the moon.

            3. You are an idiot!


          • ned icke says:

            ned thinks 9/11 was an inside job

            he’s a fucking nutcase


          • misterned says:

            Inside Job? Prove it!

            I have repeatedly written that I do NOT know who or what was behind the planning and execution of the 9/11 attacks.

            The official 9/11 commission have disowned their own theory and stated that it is NOT the truth. So what is? There is no truth. Anyone who claims that they know what happened is pushing a conspiracy theory, whether that be a politician, media, blogger or whoever.

            Or do you still stupidly believe in the official ‘conspiracy’ theory even though its own authors don’t any more???

            You must be running out of tinfoil by now!

            I prefer to stick to provable record based accounts that adhere to the laws of physics and the forensic evidence instead of politically based bollocks from wherever it emanates, whether blogosphere, government or media.


      • 124
        Blair's mini-me says:

        It was Mandy who coined the phrase ‘psycholgically flawed’.

        Is misterned Mandy in disguise?


      • 135
        Simon says:

        Looking at the field, one has to reach the dismal conclusion that everyone in politics today is psychologically flawed.

        Therefore we have to find other reasons for dismissing DD as a leadership candidate. Hypocrisy sounds par for the course – part of the standard armoury. Conspiracy to support those who spy on the population sounds pretty good. Can we have more evidence?


        • 159
          misterned says:

          Give me some time to look through my archives, there was loads of this stuff ignored by the media at the time of that by-election.

          Several other candidates held press releases about this at the time but questions were never put to Davis at the time for some reason.


          • misterned says:

   used to have a long list of questions in the comments section of the articles. Questions which went unanswered.

            I have just looked and found…. The comments have disappeared! How strange.

            So I am looking for any copies I may have posted to other sites.

            In the meantime I remember off the top of my head something about think tanks who backed totalitarian policies and technology companies that manufacture ID cards backing the campaign and even providing the hosting for David Davis’ re-election website.

            Still looking for the original articles….


          • Simon says:

            Prima facie, that sounds pretty damning. If you can give more it would be a public service, Mr N.


          • misterned the 9/11 nutter says:

            hearsay based on the voices in neds head with no evidence produced

            case dismissed


  16. 21

    I thought Davis was firmly placed on the right of our current politics. If he is going to vote against the rise in university tuition fees, then may i suggest he’s been influenced……soft political pillow talk after hanging out the back of Chakrabarti……


    • 42
      misterned says:

      He is an opportunist. he is not a right winger, left winger or anything else. He has no political principles whatsoever. He is only looking out for No.1.


    • 44
      Anonymous says:

      He is to the right. He wants to get back to a system where a University degree means something. Excellence Funded by the state. Dump the media studies and the right to a degree for all.


    • 94
      Charles Martel says:

      He maybe into girls with moustaches, but he is still right (and right).


    • 180
      Anonymous says:

      It was a right-wing Conservative government that introduced free university in the first place, you fucking cretin.

      Right-wing Tories tend to be meritocrats and supporters of social mobility. It’s leftists who, following Marx, believe that the social stratum you’re born into should define your whole existence.

      Hence the post-war Tory right has traditionally favoured free education based on merit while Labour has not. Now we have a Tory-Liberal government trying to out-pinko the pinkos.


  17. 29
    Respice Finem says:

    I’m with Cameron and Clegg on tuition fees. I left school at sixteen without going onto to university. Since then, I have never claimed benefits of any kind and worked my way up from an apprenticeship (working for low wages for five years until I was capable of contributing to my employers business) to a main board of a sizable company. Only later in life did I go to university and paid all my on-costs; tuition fees; travel; bed and board and materials. Students should pay towards their university education, it may concentrate their minds on pursuing a realistic course of study. Furthermore we should teach students, skills as a route to content and not content as a route to skills. Their life chances will be enriched and we will be preparing our youngsters for an ever changing economy.


    • 43
      Steve Miliband says:

      It is a test of ambition and aspiration


    • 48
      misterned says:

      If students are not prepared to invest in themselves, why the fuck should the tax-payer invest in them?

      The proposed system is far too generous to the students and is wholly unfair on the tax-payers who will be forced to pick up the tab for all the useless vanity degrees, which the students will get 100% for free!


    • 181
      Anonymous says:

      Only later in life did I go to university and paid all my on-costs; tuition fees; travel; bed and board and materials.

      That would be a lie. You’re a failure at life and you’re motivated by spite. Kill yourself.


  18. 39
    Ed Miliband says:

    I am actually the Leader of the Opposition, no really, not Mr Davis. Mummy and Daddy said I would be Prime Minister of England one day! But they told my big brother the same thing so…..I don’t know…..


    • 46
      Steve Miliband says:

      Ed, the students are asking if they could have a BOGOF on Stella this weekend at the Union bar?


      • 52
        Ed Miliband says:

        I’d have to ask Mr Johnson about that but he’s busy with the Christmas post and the weather isn’t helping. Um….


      • 55
        misterned says:

        What would Ed know of Uni? He hasn’t left 6th form yet!

        Besides, do not disturb Ed when he is arranging a sit-in of the 6th form common room.

        Except the bit we want to claim more money from…

        Oh and Except the other bit that pays mummy and daddy to send me on my exotic hols!

        Oh and not the bit that I hope to get a well paid cushy, job, with no real responsibilities, in!

        Other than those, YEAH, SMASH THE STATE!


  19. 45
    Greg Beales says:

    A political blogger has complained about a “rude” jibe aimed at him by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles during a Pub crawl.

    Political blogger,Guido Fawkes was accused of having a “champagne lifestyle” during an exchange with Mr Pickles


  20. 47
    Pissed off motorist in Scotland says:

    The overall cost of Edinburgh Trams now comes in at a whopping £700 million. And still fuck all to show for it. It’s not even going to the airport.

    Thousands were stuck on the M8/M9 all of last night in way-below-sub-zero temperatures, a number of whom were diabetics, with absolutely nowhere to go.

    Think of all the extra gritters and ploughs and other resources that could have been thrown at this problem, or at least kept in reserve, if it was not for this poxy waste of money.


    • 54
      Anonymous says:

      But then again, people going out in freezing, snowy conditions in Scotland shouldn’t be surprised if they have problems ??

      Take your point about the tram, but I don’t think we should spend countless £m’s to deal with 2 weeks bad weather per year.


      • 84
        Pissed off motorist in Scotland says:

        So you don’t want your friendly emergency surgeon going out because of the snowy conditions? Or those people that make food, generate electricity, run the sewers, prevent crime and so on? Or any of those companies that these service providers will depend upon

        We are always told don’t go out unless “necessary”, but I’ve still yet to hear a definition of what this cliched “necessary” is. The fact is, most of us are acting within a mutually interdependant network, where nobody can really be considered more “necessary” than others.

        Time I think for a major re-think of Scotland allocates its resources. Less on climate change bollocks and trams, and more on bread-and-butter stuff.


        • 101
          Anonymous says:

          You voted for independence when the sun was shining. Sort it out yourselves.


          • Pissed off motorist in Scotland says:

            Some clarification in order anonymong: I vote UKIP and I’m not a Scot.

            Awa and bile yer heid.


          • Marmite says:

            Hey come on ‘anonymous’. It’s a gross insult to call ‘pissed off motorist’ a Scot. I would hate to be called that, ’cause it would mean I was a whining, whinging, tight fisted, pig ignorant, penny pinching, mental mong!


    • 60
      Top Gear says:

      The bus system in Edinburgh is excellent, the trams are another vanity project.

      On the whole the snow clearing in Scotland is good, but blips happen.


    • 72
      Different names, same crowd says:

      What’s happened to the hardy Scots,you get a bit of snow like us in England and your world stops,FFS get a grip.


    • 74
      Nelson Muntz says:



    • 76
      Scottish Labour spokeswoman says:

      But you do not understand

      We cream all public contracts in Scotland

      And if you stop us

      We will joing the SNP and go independent…


      • 83
        SNP spokesman says:

        Please do not join us

        We want independence and not to go bust…


      • 86
        Different names, same crowd says:

        Not a problem bye bye.


        • 172
          ukFred says:

          ZaNu Lie Bore will be terrified of independence because then Scotland will have to pay its own way, and that will mean many fewer well paid jobs for the bhoys. But at least they will get their Catholic state. Within a short time, it will be a capital offence to support Rangers. Monklands was their prototype.


    • 79
      Stay at home when it's snowy says:

      Is Your Journey Really Necessary?


    • 191
      Cynical Old Man says:

      Don’t forget who authorised the building of the tram system in Edinburgh. Yes it’s that old Capital Gains Tax dodger, Alistair Darling. Pork Barrel gerrymandering, anyone?


  21. 67
    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    Has anyone read Gordons book yet ?


  22. 69
    Gordon Brown says:

    My book is out today. Please buy it. At the moment it’s ranked 717 on Amazon’s sales chart. I hit a number of people when I heard that.


    • 92
      • 105
        Nokia alert says:



      • 109
        Book reviewer says:

        Nice book review on

        “Deranged Myopic Economic Nonsense, 7 Dec 2010
        By Alexandra the Librarian “Alexandra” (London) – See all my reviews
        This review is from: Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation (Hardcover)
        A failure of foresight is to be expected from a man who thought he had abolished boom and bust in the way that deranged alchemists of old thought they could turn lead into gold. (Gold reserves which Gordon Brown sold at one fifth the price it sells for today).

        This book mis-diagnoses the causes of the crash, over-estimates the author’s role in organising the response and then prescribes the wrong solutions.

        Even the sub-title “Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalisation by Gordon Brown” is wrong. Gordon Brown studied history not economics, even so he should be vaguely aware of the ‘Crash of 1929′ and the global crisis it caused. There were other global panics in the nineteenth century requiring the Bank of England, Bank of France and others to coordinate international responses.

        If Gordon meant to explain himself and justify how he “saved the world” he has failed. This book shows only that he never really understood how markets work in reality, only how to tax and regulate them. Even then he over-taxed labour markets and badly regulated the banks. He should retire to lecturing students – on history or politics, not economics.”


      • 116
        Steve Miliband says:

        I just love the customer tags half way down the page


  23. 81
    Calamity Clegg says:


  24. 82
    Anonymous says:

    O/T Bercow made another statement about Woollyarse yesterday. Said another appeal is unlikely but didn’t move the writ for the by-election.

    Sally said give Phil another month of gravy and then think about it again. Democracy – in’t it great?


  25. 89
    Sky 1 brings the lulz says:


  26. 90
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today i will be a toilet roll holder .


  27. 95
    2 shags and 2 japs Prescott says:

    Hello Guido, friends and admirers
    I am in cancun representing the Council of Europe

    I have a Plan…it called the “Prescott Plan” for the environment

    It’s purpose is to ruin the whole of Europe with nonsensical scare stories and
    mad ecological investments just as my Zanu government ruined Britain…

    And you know, the Europeans believe me…

    Quite surreal really…


  28. 100
    Empty Ed Milliband says:


    It’s not fair

    You have no ads for my hero Gordon Brown’s book on your site

    But you did for Blair’s book and Mandelson’s…

    It’s discrimination you know…


  29. 102
    Beyond The Trash says:

    Guido, are you going to be doing a review of McDoom’s book?


    • 110
      Steve Miliband says:

      Don’t read it, it’s rubbish.
      1 mention of Blair
      Ed Miliband gets mentioned in the appendix.


  30. 103
    • 107
      Handy says:

      I’m getting on with the job…of sending sex texts to a vulnerable disabled female constituent.


    • 122
      Anonymous says:

      “It’s sad, but I haven’t done anything wrong…..and these allegations will be proved to be untrue.”

      Yeah, that’s what he said before he was arrested last time.


  31. 108
    Basher or Blair 2.0 ? says:


  32. 115
    We,The British People Say; says:

    Gordon Brown is a useless lump of dog excrement and must be given the full penalty under English law.
    He has to be put in prison for the rest of his (un)natural life.


    • 123
      Different names, same crowd says:

      Me I prefer to say “who is Gordon Brown never heard of him”,prison we have to pay for,he is so arrogant those words will play with is mind and help to break him.


  33. 118
    The verdict and our wish says:

    Gordon Brown.





  34. 120
    Ho Hum says:





    • 130
      Austerity Works! says:

      post Ireland’s economic troubles, just an opportunity to marvel at the complete collapse of support for a governing party. In an election tomorrow respondents said they would vote Fianna Fail 13%(-29), Fine Gael 32%(+5), Labour 24%(+14), Sin n Fe in 16%(+9), Greens 3%(-2)


    • 158
      Peter St Giles says:

      Remind me again which public sector non job you have?


  35. 128
    Anonymous says:

    “back to spin school” rubbish—they should get his mummy to take him home.


  36. 131
    Ed Miliband says:

    My fellow conspirators tell me that the pavement outside the science block has not been gritted and represents a hazard.



  37. 138
    Arnold Proctor says:

    I remember seeing Dave C. on what must have been his first, and rare as it turned out, appearances on Question Time. He was introduced as a Tory politician, but my anger increased as he went along with every fucking lefty platitude in the book ,eg all immigrants turn up miraculously at Dover with an old pram and a cooking pot etc after travelling through half the length of Asia and the whole of fucking Europe, and must be accomodated (fucking wanker). Anyway, the point is that the Tories needed somebody squidgy like Dave to give them a ghost of a chance to get in again, for never underestimate the size and strength of Labours client base of hopeless fuckwits and scammers who have been brainwashed into the baby eating Tory bullshit.


  38. 139
    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    My happyness index is v. good today after the result last night/this morning


  39. 147
    Gordon Brown says:

    My book is now out , It reveals my struggle against thatcher and the dark forces in America and the Tories in Tony Blairs Goverment .

    I took them on all on my own , Without the love and strength from me , My wife would have quit after the Smears from Guido Fawkes . When the crash Happened (It started in America ) , I led the world from the brink to safety .

    So please buy my book and learn the lessons .

    Gordon Brown ( Part-time MP , Saviour of the world )


  40. 151
    the general public says:

    I feel sorry for Jeremy, there are so many other torys much more deserving of this description, err I mean “mis-spoken” word……


  41. 156
    Carey in a wheelchair says:

    Do the students actually do any studying? They spend too much time protesting. They are in danger of failing their courses if they don’t knuckle down and actually do some work.


    • 167
      University of London department for political studies says:

      Political Studies degree 2011, first and final paper. This exam will decide your final grading (which will be a first class, with honours, so well done you!)

      1. This country’s problems were caused exclusively by:
      a) Thatcher!
      b) Bankers!
      c) Ashcroft!
      d) all of the above!

      2. The greatest person ever was:
      a) Marx
      b) Engels
      c) Mao
      d) They’re all equally gr8!


      • 175
        Rat's arse says:

        And to think these feckers are supposed to be our bright tomorrow. Nuuuuuuuuuuuurse!


      • 184
        London Muslim says:

        Off with your head you islamophobe. What about 1. joooze and 2. Mohammed?


        • 188
          Simon says:

          Oh dear, more illegal incitements to violence. Don’t you ever give up?

          You appear concerned about Isl&mophobia, yet the nature of your postings can only be calculated to increase its quantity and quality among Guido’s readers. Or maybe you’re just a simpleton.

          What, you ask, about the former occupants of Judaea and your prophet?

          The former include some of the greatest contributors to our country and civilisation. Your own group did commendable work in keeping alive the learning of the ancient world in the face of early Christian zealots’ determination to efface it. The achievements of both groups should be recognised. Also, I have to say, the followers of your prophet have made no recent contribution to anything other than corruption of our political and social culture.

          As for your prophet himself, what about him? You will be familiar with his questionable actions. Apart from persuading one bunch of murderous hooligans to prevail against other, similar, bunches, 1300 years ago, all I’m aware of (from having done some reading on the topic) is his place as figurehead of a creed that would have Europe reject its Enlightenment and return to the Dark Ages.

          No wonder so many are developing a phobia about it.


  42. 182
    Holly says:

    Some bods are wetting themselves because a ‘real Tory’ has opened his gob.
    We DO NOT want ‘real Tories’ like Davis.
    Don’t you listen to the electorate?
    Most folks like a bit of this and a bit of that,which is what we have at the moment.
    When did we last elect a right wing government?
    And we have just sacked a stupid left wing bunch.


  43. 183
    Great Granddad says:

    Davis sometimes shows his principles with timing that can be a little odd. However, he does have principles, a quality I see all to little of in the house.


  44. 192
    Poor Bill says:

    Dave was and is the pro-Europe candidate.

    Uncle Ken only stood for the leadership as a spoiler.

    If he had not stood then Davis or Fox would have stood against Dave the Europhile. The only way to get a ‘pro-reich lite’ leader into position was for Uncle Ken to stand.

    Simple little trick that worked well.

    Now they have to finish the job by creating a (Pro-Reich Lite ‘Right of Centre’) party, from Euro-phile Lib-Dems and Con’serve’ my job wet conservatives.

    Well done Ken and the boys. Mosley would be so proud of you.


  45. 196

    Careerbuilder and ladders claim they have work from home jobs but most of them arescams.


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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Cameron’s refusal to pay the £1.7 billion EU bill by December 1st:

“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”

Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!

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