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.

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

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

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    Dave a man without Principles says:

    Voted strongly against introducing student top-up fees

  4. 4
    Sophie says:

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

    DD should move over to UKIP.

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    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

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    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.

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    Browneye says:

    Davis should stick to the Rotary Club christmas buffet committee

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    Gordon Brown says:

    who am I then?

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    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!

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    Paul McCord says:

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

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    Charles Martel says:

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

    Well done DD

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    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.

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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    A another failed Labour PM that run out of other peoples money .

  15. 15
    David Cameron says:

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

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    Capt Manwaring says:

    Stupid boy, Pike.

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    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into David Cameron at a party once ….

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    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!

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    Gideon George Osborne says:

    Voted strongly against introducing student top-up fees.

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    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!

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    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……

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    Politican says:

    I don’t just despair of the politicans, I despair of the politicians too.

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    Mitch says:

    You don’t say ?

    Pity we have to pay for your delusions, Gordon.

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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

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

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    misterned says:

    Whistle while you work,
    Gordon is a berk.
    He’s half barmy,
    So’s his army. (labour MPs)
    whistle while you work!


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    Mister Mister says:


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

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    Politican says:

    Don’t bring religion into this. Let them rotate if they want to.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Stating the bleeding Obvious says:

    Now he tells us.

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    Mitch says:

    And Davis’ alternative policy is………..??

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    misterned says:

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

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    AngryEnglishJon says:

    How dare he. Bloody grammer school oik

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    Captain Mainwaring says:

    You’re an imposter.

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    misterned says:

    Well, it explains why we have a deficit the size of a Black Wednesday happening every fucking week!

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    Harriet Harman says:

    Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees

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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    No shit Sherlock !!!!!!

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    Pike says:

    Uncle Arthur!

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    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…..

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    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.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I was in the Bullying Club at Uni, does that count?

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    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.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    It is a test of ambition and aspiration

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    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.

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    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

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    Steve Miliband says:

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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    auntie jane says:

    Ooh, you are a bitter old hag.

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    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….

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    loony lefty libcons says:

    Fuck Dave and Blue Labour.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Calamity Clegg says:

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    Anonymous says:

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

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

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

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    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.

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    misterned says:

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

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    Empty Ed Milliband says:

    Thank God Gordon does not talk about my advice..

    I invented the expression “We have abolished boom and bust”

    But don’t tell anyone…

    PS I sat at the feet of my father, Tony Benn and other leading communists for years…That is wyhy I understand economics so well…

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    It must be hard to stay hygienic Greg.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Make them all work down t’pit?

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    misterned says:

    Much MUCH cheaper than an American University degree!

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    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.

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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    Has anyone read Gordons book yet ?

  68. 68
    Frank Field and half the PLP says:

    We had noticed that you are empty Ed

    When will you step down please ?

  69. 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.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    That doesn’t sound right, surely GF would just shout back.

    GF: yeah well its better than a “pie lifestyle”.
    EP: you’d know, seagull ducker, looks like you’ve tried both yourself.

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    misterned says:

    You are taken in by a scammer. He is just as much of a scammer as Cameron. They are both pretending to be tories, but Davis is a better actor.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Nelson Muntz says:


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    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!

  76. 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…

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    Anonymous says:

    … cut university student numbers back to approx. 10% school / college leavers, ditching once and for all Labour’s stupid 50% target. Also universities need to ditch the Mickey Mouse courses that will not help the student find jobs unpon completion.

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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    one in Chille or New Zealand ?

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    Stay at home when it's snowy says:

    Is Your Journey Really Necessary?

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    Unsworth says:

    Man of Principles? Really?

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    Calamity Clegg says:

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    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?

  83. 83
    SNP spokesman says:

    Please do not join us

    We want independence and not to go bust…

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    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.

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    The world says:


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    Different names, same crowd says:

    Not a problem bye bye.

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    Cast Iron Cameron says:

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

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    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..

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    Sky 1 brings the lulz says:

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Today i will be a toilet roll holder .

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    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.

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    Mitch says:

    hmm….think you’re right. Though I suspect that isn’t Davis’ position.

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    Charles Martel says:

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

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    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…

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    Anonymous says:

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

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    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

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    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.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    I than’t thep athide! It’th my party, and I’m thtaying. I think.

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    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…

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    Anonymous says:

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

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    Beyond The Trash says:

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

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    call me Dave hates Davis for speaking the truth says:

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    Nokia alert says:


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    Simon says:

    It’s Mainwaring, old chap. As your acculturation classes might have told you had you bothered to attend.

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    Handy says:

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

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    Basher or Blair 2.0 ? says:

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    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.”

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    Steve Miliband says:

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

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    Gordon Brown says:

    “I am neither a finance expert nor a trained economist”.

    No, really.

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    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.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Bring back Martin Day! He’s funny.

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    Idle medja says:

    But if you do go out, we’d love some of your lovely free pictures

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    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.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    I just love the customer tags half way down the page

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    The verdict and our wish says:

    Gordon Brown.




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    Anonymous says:

    You can’t have both.

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    Ho Hum says:




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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Blair's mini-me says:

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

    Is misterned Mandy in disguise?

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    The Helsinkin Institute for Psychiatric Studies says:

    We’re thinking of getting a copy, to see if it aids our understanding of delusional conditions.

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    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.

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    Different names, same crowd says:

    They believe you as they can also hear the ching of the cash registers.

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    Anonymous says:

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

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    Simon says:

    And an impostor!

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    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)

  131. 131
    Ed Miliband says:

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


  132. 132
    Tin Foil Hat Watch says:


    Tin Foil Hat ALERT!


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


  133. 133
    Gordon's nurse says:

    If you know what toilet paper is, why don’t you bloody-well use it??!

  134. 134
    Porky Pickles says:

    I have a plan .

    it’s called fook off ya skinny booger the pies are all mine!

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    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?

  136. 136
    mistertinfoilhat says:

    9/11 was an inside job!

  137. 137
    Herman Van Rumpey-Pumpey says:

    Your name iss going on ze list. Vat iss your name?

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    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.

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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

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

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    ‘occulturation’, surely? You know, when they beg and grovel to the invisible magic sky-fairy.

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    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.

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    Ho Hum says:


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    No Cricket Scores ( Not a Sport blog) says:

    Nop !

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    fruitloop watch says:

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

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    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.

  146. 146
    Sophie says:

    Left wing lecturer pensions do not come cheap.

  147. 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 )

  148. 148
    misterned says:

    I don’t know if Davis has been told what his position is yet!

  149. 149
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Ed: “I love a good thing thong at Chrithmath”.

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck off Billy, with all your cricket related shite.


  151. 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……

  152. 152

    Why the fuck are you shouting….?

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t tell him, Pike.

  154. 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.

  155. 155
    Ho Hum says:

    A Tory Guido Apologist ( 100% ) YES !!!!

  156. 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.

  157. 157
    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!

  158. 158
    Peter St Giles says:

    Remind me again which public sector non job you have?

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 161
    Rat's arse says:

    Billy, David Davies has never been right since he hitched his star to Shammy Shakrifarti.

  162. 162
    Rat's arse says:

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

  163. 163
    Anonymous says:

    You are Terry Fuckwitt and I claim five founds.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    In fact it is his position.

  165. 165
    ned icke says:

    ned thinks 9/11 was an inside job

    he’s a fucking nutcase

  166. 166
    Sir William Waad says:

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

  167. 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!

  168. 168
    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!

  169. 169
    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.

  170. 170
    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….

  171. 171
    Al says:

    Lots of people actually do care about The Ashes. Some good news amongst all the miserable British negativity.

    Ho Hum. You have nothing to say. You may go.

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. 174
    Rat's arse says:

    I CARE ABOUT THE ASHES!! Are you Welsh or Scottish ‘anonymous’???????

  175. 175
    Rat's arse says:

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

  176. 176
    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.

  177. 177
    Gordon Brown says:

    But I am a little teapot !

  178. 178
    Jealousy is an ugly thing says:

    Really? Sixteen years? So, starting school at four or five, you’re saying they get free education until they’re 20 or 21?

    You need to go back to school yourself, my little empty vessel, and learn basic counting.

    Or, failing that, you need to contract a terminal disease. Either would work for me, really.

  179. 179
    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.

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

  182. 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.

  183. 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.

  184. 184
    London Muslim says:

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

  185. 185
    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.

  186. 186
    Simon says:

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

  187. 187
    Simon says:

    When you’re not too busy shouting, HH, try to remember that cricket doesn’t have rules, but laws.

  188. 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.

  189. 189
    misterned says:

    after you!

  190. 190
    misterned says:

    keep taking your tablets you delusional fuckwit

  191. 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?

  192. 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.

  193. 193
    Messrs Dunning and Kruger says:

    We see very little chance of that.

  194. 194
    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.

  195. 195
    misterned the 9/11 nutter says:

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

    case dismissed

  196. 196

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

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