January 1st, 2011

Thanks to Readers for a Great Year

Across all distribution platforms last year the blog had approaching 30 million views and Guido would like to thank you readers who make this blog possible.

Where do you all come from? Overwhelmingly direct from browser bookmarked favourites, secondly via referrals from Google and the lesser search engines, thirdly via RSS feed readers. The next biggest source of traffic is from Guido’s own mailing list which was ahead of even Iain Dale in terms of click-throughs. He’ll be missed though, nearly 1 in 20 visitors to this blog last year came via Dale’s Diary…

(If you are not on the mailing list, subscribe for free here).

In descending order of magnitude the Spectator, ConservativeHome, PoliticalBetting.com and the Telegraph’s blogs provide a lot of traffic and we thank them. Twitter and Facebook in comparison were relative laggards – Twitter for all the hype sends barely one tenth the traffic to Guido that his own email list generates. Social media gurus might reflect that Guido has largely withdrawn from Facebook, which sucked up his content and gave little back – traffic for their advertisers rather than Guido’s advertisers. The economics of blogging means that without reader traffic there would be no advertisers and without them there could be no content.

Content is the key to blogging success, original content. Every day this blog aims to amuse, amaze, anger, entertain and inform. If any time you read the blog we manage to make you laugh or angry, or hopefully tell you something you didn’t know before, we have succeeded. Sure, we sometimes campaign on serious political issues we think are important, but we never forget we’re in the infotainment business. We know it and we love it.

In 2010 we had high praise and low jeering, at times it has been emotional. Hang on, because 2011 is going to be Guido’s biggest year yet…


  1. 1
    Libertarian says:

    Happy New Year Guido and Tory Bear


  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    “Everyday this blog aims to amuse, amaze, anger, entertain and inform.”

    And damn it one day you’ll succeed.


    • 7

      You love it Jimmy.


    • 30
      Billy Bowdens Bouncing Bollocks says:

      Keep coming James, it’s your lame comments that make the rest of us look good.


    • 37
      The seventh seal-gordons legacy says:

      Jimmy hates this site so much he visits it several times a day !


    • 49

      Jimmy is still, and by a long way, the most amusing of socialist posters. I realise that that field is rather narrow, but still. Its quite an achievement to have attended all those Marxist-Leninist-socialist meetings and to have emerged with any sense of humour at all.

      “I say I say, I say..my dog has no nose..”

      “Really? How awful. We must petition the government for a special nose plant centre of excellence, to be built in a Labour marginal. Also extra funding for medical aid for all dogs, not just the olfactory impaired. We should campaign to decrease incidents of noseless dogs by 20% before 2050. This government, in pursuit of profits, has rendered life untenable for thousands, if not millions,if not trillions of billions of poor, hardworking canine comrades, and we should seek to get Unison to strike completely until care for these poor hounds is available..Brothers and Sisters..Commissar Jimmy, has raised this issue! Who will man the barricades with us against the all consuming power of the capitalist classes to deny basic rights to creatures, just because some of them have four legs. and …. “


    • 61
      smoggie says:

      Methinks Jimmy doth protest too much.


    • 67
      Waiting says:

      So 2011 is when you’re going to publish some dirt on Isr…, ah no, that’s Assange.


      • 160
        annnnonyperson says:

        Asstrangeone: “I Say, I say I say! My dick’s got no condom! But I’m not going to let THAT stop me!”

        I bet he’s getting loads of loony lefty fanmail of the: “You can come and do me, big boy!” variety…


        • 164
          annonnytatspotter says:

          It’s Obama’s personal arserlicker here to defend him against the nasty people spilling his secrets

          you really are a spineless little doggy aren’t you annnnonymong?

          annonnycoward always shouts excitedly for more when Obama or Cameron shits in his mouth


  3. 3

    Aye Up Guido’s got up !


  4. 4
    A NZ Reader says:

    Thank You Guido – keep on digging


  5. 5

    Ian Who ?


  6. 8
    bald old git says:

    A good year. Well done.


  7. 10
    Corporal Punishment says:

    Why is it that the police and the prison service (see current BBC website reports on HMP Ford) are staffed only by “officers” and there are no “other ranks”?

    I doubt if it is because they are all Tories.


    • 23
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      The police are all “Officers of the Law”, irrespective of rank or title. Screws have always been above themselves.


  8. 11
    Tattoo Tats Twin says:

    Tat has been missing for four days now.


  9. 12
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Every day I come here, clutching my blank sheet of paper, hoping to amuse, amaze, anger, entertain and inform titillate, titivate, stimulate, stipulate, motivate and manipulate.

    Guido’s readers always end up taking the pith out of me though.


  10. 13
    Apagusta et al says:

    Happy 2011 everyone. Keep at it Guido..its been a good blogging year…the election run up was all consuming and very enjoyable so we’ll have to go some to match that frisson but it won’t be for lack of trying.


  11. 14
    jaykay says:

    Simply the best. Happy New Year Guido and all the the people who make this site so much fun.


  12. 15
    from the heavily gilded office of the Prime Mincer says:

    Thank you Mr Fawkes – were it in my power you have been gonged today but alas my star is waning as I head off to ‘makeanotherpacketland’ pip pip


  13. 16
    Cum Rhondda says:

    Thank you and a happy, troughy new year.

    There is nothing like a Dame.


  14. 18
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Agree with you. Twitter is a vanity mirror for the terminally self-obsessed and facebook is an open door for all those relatives I try to keep at Christmas card distance.
    More power to you, Guido. Continue to keep the corrupt awake at nights and the socialists in a state of unthinking Pavlovian response to your barbs.


    • 100
      A Very English Woman says:

      Completely agree with your comments about twitter and facebook.
      And would just like to add:

      Twitter is rubbish, look at the type of people it attracts e.g. Sally Berk Cow!

      Facebook is for simpletons who think their lives are so interesting (not) they want the whole world to look at their holiday snaps etc. FGS !
      I value my privacy, moderately. Don’t these facebook users realize what they are getting into?


  15. 19
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Best wishes for 2011.


  16. 21
  17. 24
    Eeu to me says:

    Stop patting yourself on the back Guido and get on with it,by the way Happy New Year to you and the family.


  18. 25
    Lord Chuffaduck says:

    I may be wrong but twitter to me seems to be a conduit to communicate the minutiae of daily life enough in reality to bore you rigid let alone read. Facebook is cool for kids but can be a parent’s nightmare.


  19. 26
    Spelling B says:

    Excellent blog. It seems a bit mean to point out that there’s a “their” crept in where there should be a “there”. Please forgive me for pointing this out, I’m a bit of spelling b***


  20. 27
    Sun Tzu says:

    A very good year, but we should now resolve to scatter the labour party.
    They might not
    be in office but they have their allies in the media well trained and their union paymasters are well funded. Time to kill off their narratives, choke their supply lines and divide their support. Relentlessly exposing their unsavoury union links could seriously hurt their electability especially with all the strikes planned. They should never be allowed to be an alternative again.


  21. 29
    Anonymous says:

    Surprised that you get so many referrals from conhome usa


  22. 33
    Eeyore says:

    Why is everyone so happy, haven’t filled up the car yet have you


    • 96
      Tessa Tickles says:

      I thought about it, but then worked out it’s only going to cost an extra 60p if I do it next week.

      Fuck it, I’ll wait for the queues to die down.


  23. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Hmmm…..thirtyish comments, I make that about 2 and a half readers logged on.


  24. 36
    Koba says:

    Happy new year to you Guido, keep at those sods who think they represent our thoughts. I Would like to see some blogging on taxation and on how little we recieve in return. Where does all the money go? Public spending was increased on a massive scale over the last 13 years without any perceptable increase in services. I expect with the so called ‘cuts’ I won’t notice the difference either.


  25. 38
    Technomist says:

    Well done indeed Guido. Usually entertaining, often informative, rarely dull.

    If you ever get to thinking that you might have done everything, please consider lifting up the rock of dodgy local governments and shine some light in there.


  26. 40
    Johan says:

    “Every day this blog aims to amuse, amaze, anger, entertain and inform.”

    It would be wonderful if you could add “and do what it can to prevent Labour from ever regaining power”, thanks!

    Cheers for the blog Guido, glad you’re here.


  27. 44
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Guido have a great new year. Lets have more this year on taxation and the public sector and what is happening to all the non jobs as a result of the cuts.

    Some pressure on the green movement would be appropriate; need to get them to explain how many windmills will be needed to keep the lights on and what happens on the days the wind doesn’t blow.

    Trust me with our current energy policy the lights will go out one very cold winter’s day when a cople of old coal fired power stations finally give out


    • 233
      Cash. Converters says:

      We know where blames expenses are, they have been re invested in multiple properties through out the world.


  28. 46
    Urban Tory says:

    Is anyone else nursing a semi from the Stat porn?


  29. 47
    Who is it? says:

    “He worked with John Smith, Neil Kinnock, Donald Dewar, Peter Mandelson and other leading figures in opposition, but his greatest and most enduring political alliance was with Tony Blair. ”



  30. 48
    Arthur day says:

    Any chance you will fix your blog for the new year and make your latest posts instantly available rather than half a day later?


  31. 50
    Puter Iliteratii says:

    How does his blog know when a browser favourite button is clicked?


  32. 51
    Praguetory says:

    You’re doing the nation a great service. Keep going.


  33. 52
    • 75

      Your right Ken
      If we had let them all go
      there would have been nobody there to burn it down !
      Thus saving the taxpayer the expense of rebuilding it !


  34. 55
    MI5 says:

    Keep it strong Guido

    2011 will be the year when the government axed 500,000 public sector jobs and public services IMPROVED…it is quality not quantity we want…

    It will also be the year of the start of the break up of the BBC to bring fairer, less monopolistic and abusive broadcasting…it is quality not quantity we want…


  35. 58
    Anonymous says:

    The stats for twitter are inadvertently misleading. You are only seeing people coming from the Twitter site, but most people read and use tweets from other applications such as tweetdeck, tweetie, hootsuite etc. Hope this helps. Keep up both the good and bad work!


  36. 59
    smoggie says:

    And all this accomplished without molesting any Scandanavians!


  37. 60
    the old Dufflebag says:

    after a year of endless slaughter to the labour party lets hope no-one starts to feel sorry for the devious scumbags and let up…just like humpfrey when you put your milk down they soon dip their wicks if you don’t keep the foot on the throat.


  38. 63
    Bird with small brain says:

    Yeah, it was an interesting year. I learned a lot about what I assume to be a predominantly male preoccupation with anatomy and physiology, and a bit about politics as well…..


  39. 65
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Keep up the good work Guido and all the best for 2011.


  40. 68
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Cheers Guido – it’s been an entertaining year – also enjoyed many contributors efforts below the line as well.


    • 77
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Thanks Billy – hope you had a good Christmas. Let’s keep the fight against stupid, greedy and incompetent politicians going for another 12 months.


  41. 69
    Kin L says:

    2 prison officers and 557 inmates ?


  42. 70
    nell says:

    Happy New Year folks.


  43. 73
    mugwump says:

    Very Well done Guido and Team. A very Happy New Year Guido and Family and everyone, and warmest congratulations. I no longer bother with any other Blog. If there’s anything else worth reading out there, it will get a mention here.
    Reckon this year is going to be a real bastard. Never mind Labour. Focus on the slippery Bullingdon boys and their grubby little acolytes. CMD and the boy George. Everyone’s favourite bare faced liars. They really do need watching.

    So carry on me old son. thank God you and your mates are there.


    Elderly Mugwump


    • 277
      Anonymous says:

      Ah yes the Bullingdon Boys – No need for any of the regular conributors here to worry about them though; why you’re just like them aren’t you? Own your own home, car less than 3 years old, a few shares possibly an ISA (not cash), BUPA membership no doubt. They won’t let anything bad happen to you will they?
      You deluded fools, as much as you hate Brown, Blair, Milliband et al they aren’t indifferent to the lives of ordinary people. Probably through enlightened self interest but at least they have an inkling. What you masters of the universe don’t seem to comprehend is that this lot know little and care even less about ordinary people and, I hate to break it to you, this means you. You may think that you have immunised youselves against the randomness of ill fortune but you would soon discover the reality of what the small state and big society actually mean when you’re in trouble. This lot wouldn’t pi55 on you if you you were on fire. Not because of some kind of class war but they simply wouldn’t even notice you, mere apparitions, barely visible once every 5 years (let’s hope we don’t wait that long)
      Wake up you’re mugging yourselves off.


      • 284
        Susie says:

        Shakin’ inni?

        Managed most of my life to shift for myself without the State’s help (but not without the State’s interference) and aim to continue doing the same. Some of us have grown up and don’t expect the State to wipe our bottoms for us.


        • 291
          Anonymous says:

          And you have no family, friends or acquaintances that might fall down?
          Judging from your tone I’d say probably not.

          FYI I’ve done exactly what you seem to be so proud of (didn’t even by a subsidised council house in the 80’s when I could have) and continue to do so. You have the ” I’m invincible” mentality of a 16 year old, so may I respectfully suggest that you grow up; grown ups know that no-one is invincible. There, can you feel a small light glowing between your ears now?


          • Engineer says:

            There’s an interesting contrast in attitudes to life, here.

            We have Susie, who would rather die on her feet than beg on her knees, and would just like government to leave her (and everybody else) alone to get on with her life as she sees fit.

            Then we have Anonymous, the patronising, paternal ‘we know best’ approach to living your life as the government sees fit. Anonymous forgets that in order to fund this ‘benevolence’, government has to resort to penal taxation rates, robbing people’s pension savings and strangling the life out of the money-generating private sector by allowing the uncontrolled expansion of the wealth-absorbing public sector.

            Anonymous, most of us just want the government to butt out. We want to live our lives as we see fit, and if we fall over, that’s our lookout. The Welfare State should be a safety net, as it was originally intended, not a way of life. The NHS costs £110 billion a year; that’s about £1800 a year for each man, woman and child in the country; if you were paying that in annual insurance premiums, would you be satisfied with the service you get?

            We pay for government and all it does, therefore we have a right to an opinion, and we don’t like being patronised.


          • Anonymous says:

            You just don’t get it do you Mr/Mrs/Ms Engineer. I’m sure I pay for many services that I don’t actually use at the moment and maybe never will.Do you have life/propery/contents/motor insurance;no family that use any state supplied services?
            It’s called civil society, but that may be an alien concept to you, in your Ivory Cave.
            You simply do not know what lies ahead, not just for you but family friends and, yes, even your neighbours ,

            Think on Engineer then get your spanner out and tighten your nut, I think it’s worked its way loose


          • Cynical Old Man says:

            Careful, Anonymous, your superiority complex is showing!

            Why do all socialists seem to believe they are superior beings? It’s not as if they have anything to feel superior about. Just look at the achievements of those “ultimate socialists” Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Caucescu, Erich Honecker, Castro and Chavez. Homicidal andTotalitarian troughers the lot of ‘em. Look at this country’s Labour politicians – top of the league expense frauds and Capital Gains Tax dodgers who have shown their contempt for the electorate on occasions too numerous to list.

            Ultimately, true socialism is ALWAYS imposed on the people.

            So,Anonymous, your patronising and condescending attitude to those who are sceptical of your ideology reveals that you have nothing to feel superior about!

            And another thing, why do you hide behind the “Anonymous” moniker? Be a gentleman and reveal yourself to those you insult.


          • Anonymous says:

            An interesting history lesson but it changes nothing really.

            “We pay for government and all it does, therefore we have a right to an opinion, and we don’t like being patronised.” Is he talking for everyone here or would that be a tad patronising? Glass houses – stone throwing?

            Engineer,Cynical Old Man – which phone book will I find those in then?
            Looks like everyone is using a pseudonym here.


  44. 80
    Trial by media says:

    So the blue rinse “murderer” has been released on police bail without charge.

    I hope he sues the arses off the Mirror and the Mail. (and facebook and Twitter)


  45. 81
    White Van Man says:

    You posted one of my YouTube videos early this year GF along with several others later on, so that’s where I came from if your wondering.
    As one good turn deserves another I promote this blog as and when I can, its a great place. A happy new year to you and your family GF and to the many regular genuine posters here, all the best!


  46. 83

    O/T The Landlord in the Bristol murder enquiry has been released !


  47. 85
    Engineer says:

    Happy New Year everyone.

    This blog is a bit like a proper pub. Not politically correct, a good mix of visitors, and conversation that can go off in sometimes educational, usually entertaining and often downright hilarious directions. If you come in feeling bemused by the injustices and absurdities of life, you leave again comfortable in the knowledge that, even if the problems haven’t been solved, at least you’re not the only person that’s utterly bamboozled by it all. Knowing that you’re not alone is very comforting. Especially if you can have a chuckle along the way.


    • 95
      Eeu to me says:

      Especially when you know the shitehawks come here to read this blog and wonder when and worry if their mugshot is going to be put up as a target and then go on to read the comments crucifying them,if you have done nothing you have nothing to fear etc.


    • 103
      3 word poem says:

      Hear hear engineer.


    • 105
      White Van Man says:

      Well said and in a nut shell Engineer.


    • 254
      bergen says:

      Agreed.A perceptive summary.Especially since my favoured local,squeezed by high rent and rates eventually fell victim to the smoking ban and now stands shuttered and forlon.

      Happy new year,everyone- but I doubt if it will be a prosperous one, thanks to Brown’s economic bequest to the nation.


    • 274
      Hugh ffishingly-Whittlingstool says:

      Agreed: more that a banal ‘+1′ seems in order.

      Happy 2011 to Guido and his co-conspirators!


  48. 87
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Mr Fawkes, you write some right old tosh some of the time and some real scumbags post here – but I wouldn’t miss this site for anything.


  49. 89

    O/T Brazil has a new female president
    Who has sworn to eradicate abject poverty !
    nothing new there then they have been trying for years
    usually by police death squads shooting street children in the back of the head !


  50. 92
    TATS DAD says:

    So ?


  51. 93
    Foxy Knoxy says:

    My student parties are to die for.


  52. 99
    He has the face of a killer and the hairdo of a killer says:

    Hang the landlord.


  53. 101
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Stay tough on immigration Dave

    You really could not make this up !



    • 109

      he was just providing a public service
      we dont want discarded baggage littering up our airports
      making them look untidy !


    • 122
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Stay tough on immigration – you are having a laugh.

      iDave is a fucking jelly who will be no tougher on immigration and the EU than pansies like Fudgepacker Heath and Phony Tony


      • 133

        Please read link before passing comment !
        As not reading it will severly damage the humourous impact of the opening statment !


    • 172
      Thiefrow bag-snatcher says:

      Bloody foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs.


    • 176
      You really could not make this up ! says:

      Then paste a link to the Daily Mial.

      One day the windowlickers will realise they are all being laughed at on here.


    • 185
      Rufus Stone says:

      In which room Gordon? The kitchen, living room, hallway?


  54. 107
    Impartial Observer says:

    Ef off Gordon, you are history


  55. 110
    Impartial Observer says:

    Couldn’t argue with that Billy.
    Happy new year to you and (almost) everyone else.


  56. 114
    Gordon Brown says:

    This year I will win a general election and become prime minister.


  57. 115
    The Guardian says:

    Those innocent prison rioters are heroic political prisoners.


  58. 118
    Impartial Observer says:

    What’s the * for?


  59. 124
    Gordon Brown says:

    This year I will commit suicide.


  60. 130
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    For the very same reasons as BevaniteEllie (remember her?) twatted, “It has been a very bad year”, It has been a very good one for this blog, its proprietor and its contributors, whereas the Totty Watch tagged lady’s own blog has fallen over and her bispherical champion has become an irrelevance. Their former leader may as well have been in a mental institution for the last few months, as originally rumoured, for all the effect he has had upon the body politic.

    It is important to remember that this is a trend and, for now, the trend is continuing in the right direction. Whatever dissatisfaction may be felt by those who are not getting what they expected, it is light years better than what would have been the case had McRuin got back in. Rock the boat by all means but don’t sink the frigging thing.

    For those feeling gloomy in the testing times ahead, cheer yourselves up by saying those magic words, “Phil Woolas”.


    • 138
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      All the best ar Moniker to you and your’s


    • 142
      Eeu to me says:

      Ok so Liebour are out of power for now,Rusty Dave couldn’t take power fast enough using the worst set of slimes and hangers on going,we have had more than 8 months and the future is bleak,EUSSR is not being checked,goverment lending is going up and up and all we get is money for the rest of the worlds trash and money for green projects,which if we carry on with will make the caves we need to live in bloody expensive.


  61. 134
    Sick Making says:


    • 136
      Rodger M senseless says:

      Dear Sarah i hope that your year is just slightly worse than mine will be
      and if that does not see you off
      i hope your husband,your hero, your friend
      dies very painfully and very slowly


      • 177
        dickless stalker says:

        you are the saddest little toryboy in the world

        following this dozy cow’s every twitter and taking the time to paste them all here is the most pathetic bit of stalking ever


    • 143
      mystic beast says:

      2011 will usher in a new era for you
      Mars will conjoining with uranus leaving a huge opening for you and your partner
      New enviroments
      ,no more munching the rug out of frustration
      Things can only get better


    • 159
      Sarah the camp guard says:

      Learn to spell you fucking stupid beard c nut.it’s optimism for fucks sake.


    • 203
      Joss Taskin says:

      After years of Hell, living with mad, bad and dangerous Gordon, doesn’t the woman deserve some slight glimmer of hope ?

      Perhaps she’s optimistic he’ll dump her ??


    • 239
      Cromwell says:

      Totally fucking deluded is more like it, you horrible ugly fucking cow.


    • 362
      Anthony Starke says:

      She reminds me of a Seinfeld episode but I cannot remember which one!


  62. 137
    GORDON tiggywinkle McPOTTY says:

    tomorrow i will be “A Ferrero Rocher chocolate”


  63. 145
    Ratsniffer says:

    2011 is going to be an interesting year Guido and no doubt you have plans! There will be plenty of material for you. The middle classes are in for the biggest squeeze since Denis Healey threatened to make the pips squeak (though he was refering to rich – Dave and his new friend Nick wants to milk people on comparatively modest incomes)

    Fuel and commodity prices are going up, as well as new tax increases…all in all a perfect misery storm.

    Still, despite all the crap we can at least giggle at labour who are trying to pretend that they were not responsible for helping create the worst economic shit-blizard in living memory.
    In a world of change, some things remain the same.
    Happy new year!


  64. 151
    David Cameron says:

    Tomorrow I will be Obama’s jizz bucket.


  65. 152

    During the fuel protests of 2000 Labour lost a 20% lead…

    In the next 13 weeks, tax on fuel is to climb on three separate occasions…

    Are we in for similar protests?


  66. 153

    Why when you post do you end up further up thread?


  67. 157
    The pope andcathololicism is fucked and we all know that, child abusing bastards says:

    When the pope says no, then we have another go !


  68. 173
  69. 178
    Elsie J Jones says:

    Always remember : They don’t like it up ‘em!


  70. 181
    Hugh Janus says:

    Excellent work Guido, keep it up. Those insufferable bastards who constitute the ‘political class’ require frequent and damaging exposure of their hypocrisy and their scams. I sense that they are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with this, so more power to your elbow.


    • 197
      Wise Old Sage says:

      I suspect they actually don’t give a toss.


      • 212
        Cato Street Conspirator says:

        If they did then Mr Fawkes would find himself facing some spurious and suitably vague charges of a sexual nature, if you know what I mean.


  71. 186

    I could show you how to make Twitter and Facebook your #2 and #3 referral sources. It wouldn’t take much more work on your part; perhaps ten minutes a day.


  72. 187
    David Cameron says:

    Samantha’s New Year’s resolution is to have sex at least once every night.

    Conveniently mine is to get drunk, take Viagra, take an anti-sickness pill and put on a blindfold every night.


  73. 188
    Barry says:

    Thankyou Mr Fawkes, now part of my daily routine.
    Please keep up the good work in 2011.


  74. 190
    DE-CODED says:

    O/T the prison that was burned down

    Two full time staff and four “Support ” staff
    this is obviously prison on the cheap
    what is the minimum staf we can get away with
    wouldn’t mind betting it’s privately run

    Less staff More profit !
    but as we still own it Guess who will pick up the 2to3 million pound rebuild tab ?


  75. 191
    2011.....time for the Tory Right to get their party back ??? says:

    There could be trouble ahead when the Commons re-convenes as rumours abound that “Dave” has sold out to LibDems on Control Orders to save Clegg’s arse which is hanging in the wind after the “Tuition Fees” sell-out and the Tory right plot to “kill off” “Daves” flagship Europe Bill in alliance of Tory Right and Labour in retaliation for cop-out on manifesto promises…scary……Meantime unrest in the “real” Tory Party at the sell out to LibDems continues to build which threatens to pull “Daves” House of Cards down around his head unless he starts to implement “real” Tory policies and stop pandering to the busted LibDems



  76. 193
    J E Hoover says:

    We’re not the suckers you take us for.


  77. 195
    David Cameron says:

    Samantha buys a dishwasher, a robotic hoover and a programmable oven to make her life easier round the house.

    But I spend a grand on a prostitute to make her life easier and suddenly I’m a Hunt.


  78. 200
    Anonymous says:

    Well you fat tart, send yourself a kosher pizza…………


  79. 202
    Lev says:

    Fantastic Blog Mr Fawkes! I’ve been a solid daily reader for over a year now, and I must say that this is by far the best blog on the internet by a country mile.

    Always funny, original and with some incredible inside information – this has kept me closely informed with all the Westminister gossip.

    Thanks very much, to you and now Harry, for all your hard work in making this a my first and last daily stop on the internet.

    All the best for 2011.



  80. 220
    Lucy Fir says:

    Got a lovely feeling I’m gonna have another cracking year.


  81. 222
    CG says:

    Thanks for all the infortainment in 2010 Guido and colleagues, all the best for 2011, more power to your fingerends!


  82. 227
    John Ward says:

    ‘Content is the key to blogging success, original content’




  83. 229
    Anomalous says:

    it is with a humble heart that I accept your thanks

    does being a contributor achieve any more brownie points that being a reader?

    I like reading and enjoy contributing

    isn’t life great?

    except when you live in the UK in 2011 with all the debt and injustice and cheating politicians and crazy legal system and poor transport and the fucking out of order cost of living …….


  84. 230
    Pissed Off says:

    As we all know, the role of government is to maintain the position of the wealthy.

    If the wealthy want something doing, then it is done. Everybody else can go fuck themselves.

    So it is with the ludicrous increase in train fares and petrol costs. The present government is using inflationary means to apparently cut the debt. Soon nobody except the rich will be able to afford to travel. Rather like the early 1900s when ordinary people worked, if there was any, in the mines or the cotton mills for 18 hours a day to service the extravagance of the wealthy. We are on our way back to those days as the wealthy struggle to make ends meet. Fuck the rest of us eh????


    • 237
      AC1 says:

      I sort of agree. The state is optimised to enable the maximum amount of unearned income to accrue to rent-seekers, and thus despite any wage rises, after taxation and private taxation (from government monopolies (See Ricardos Law of Rent)) we get poorer.


    • 251
      Little Lord Fondlebum the ultimate Sham-pain Socialist says:

      You got it in one !


    • 300
      \Tell it like it really is says:

      Be an illegal immigrant and claim (ha ha) asylum and get free travel, free phone, free tv, free accommodation etc., etc., etc.


      • 356
        Quantrill says:

        Or like a nearby family from Danzig who live in a caravan hidden in a barn, work illegally (no tax) and off record, and yet have 2 children at State school who have been guaranteed places at University with everything, including tuition fees paid for by the good old Brit taxpayer. As one who is a sixth former told me ” it will be 15 years before I have to work”.

        We are being made third class citizens in what was our Country.


  85. 231
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Hello everybody, welcome to my blog.


  86. 234
    Arfa Wainwright says:

    Will Ritson (1808-1890) was a landlord of the Wastwater Hotel (now called the Wasdale Head Inn) in Wasdale, and he told grand fables. One, for example, was about a wounded eagle he found near the inn. He kept it in his chicken coop and nursed it back to health. One night the coop was raided by a bitch hound. The eagle was unscathed, but five months later the dog gave birth to a litter of winged hounds. (Wiki)

    Now the mantle of world’s greatest liars has passed to MPs who routinely fob the British public off with their tales. These charlatans don’t deserve our credit they deserve our anger and ridicule. They deserve unseating from their little thrones, based on public trust, for they fail at every hurdle, fail every test.


    • 242
      Handycock says:

      What about me? A pllar of rectitude, morality, integrity and intellect – ‘the very best image of a modern Member of Parliament.’


      • 244
        Ishmael Ahmed, George of the Akash Restaurant. says:

        Hear, hear, you Lordship. How many more can we bring in from Bangladesh, this month?


        • 257
          Oily Vaz says:

          I think you would be better off talking to me about that. Make sure you bring a full envelope.


  87. 238
    Abdul's Mini Mart Voucher Redemtion Scheme says:

    O/TCall me Dave’s latest great give away
    Booklet’s containing £50 worth of vouchers to be redeemed for health food items at your local shop
    £250 million worth of them
    there are people out on the streets giving them out as i write this

    i can already see “Abdul’s Mini Mart” Exchanging them for Stella and Embassy Regal to the less than fortunate classes
    another ill thought out idea from an ill thought out coalition !


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    GORDON tiggywinkle McPOTTY says:

    Tomorrow i will be a Condom
    i’m trying to secure the Gayer vote !


  90. 248
    Gordon Brown PM says:



  91. 249
    OpenPrisonsMyArse says:

    Open prisons, shut the lot, make the crims suffer, no more pool, tv, pubs, shopping.



  92. 252
    OpenPrisonsMyArse says:

    Just watched Lord Brocket on BBC News, apologist for open prison inmates, “they just want training” etc. the usual thing, prison must have worked for him.



    • 253
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Open Prisons. Highpoint Prison, in Suffolk is referred to as ” Hi de Highpoint” because many inmates have managed to escape. There should be no open prisons. Criminals should be sent to prison as a punishment – not a holiday!


      • 261
        streamfisher says:

        Noteworthy thing about the Ford open prison riot is that not one of them did try escape despite outnumbering the staff by 100 to 1, Baby its cold outside, they’d be just like those farmed ferrets that where liberated by the animals rights mob but crept back 2 days later after realising that the dinner gong don’t toll in the outside world.


  93. 255
    Ex-pat on incapacity benefit says:

    Catch me if you can!


  94. 256
    Anonymous says:

    “If some local councils continue with this Neanderthal approach to cuts, we will be setting a time bomb of social need, which first the most vulnerable in society”


    What he’s basically saying is that we should allow councils to be negligent when it comes to making cuts (ie stop meals-on-wheels for old ladies purely so that they can finance an extra 50 pen-pushing council staff that provide no useful service). That we should give councils more money to make up for them not being able to make cuts in an appropriate way.

    his argument is like:
    “I’ve been asked to save £100, so I’m going to cut off my head to avoid the need for food. Sadly that’ll mean I’m dead, so instead what I’ll do is still cut off my head, then I’ll get someone to pay me £10million so they can sow it back on again, and I’ll also get someone else to pay to feed me via a drip so that I can stick to my “no food” rule on a technicality.”

    instead of saying:
    “I’ve been asked to save £100, so I’m going to buy fish and chips tomorrow instead of going to the Ritz for a 5 course meal.”

    This explains why we’re in so much shit; the media and labour have an approach of deliberately letting councils waste money purely so that they can blame the tories when those councils cut services. ie instead of reforming and spending their money properly, the idea is to cut their budget, but then give them extra money by borrowing more money from somewhere else.

    I say….

    NO! Fuck me, that’s how all this started, you worthless thick pieces of shit.


    • 260
      Anonymous says:

      This is where Pickles’ publication of council spending will come in handy.

      When my council says “we shut all the libraries because of the budget cuts; blame the tory government”, I’ll write to them (and cc it to pickles) saying:
      “before resorting to shutting the library, you should have stopped your staff from going on “fact finding” missions to barbados, driving around in taxis all the time, and perhaps you also should have avoided wasting money on accidentally demolishing and then having to rebuild a children’s playground purely because you forgot what you were voting on, you fucking moronic sack of shit.”

      (yes, my council really did accidentally demolish a playground purely because they didn’t realise what they were voting on).


      • 263
        Anonymous says:

        They’ll have to do a fuck of a lot better than they’re doing at the moment though when it comes to “publishing” their spending details.

        At the moment the highest level of detail we’ve got on any of the councils is the supplier name, the amount, and a description like “Project Costs”, or “Salaries”.

        I can’t find a single item for any council that explains what the payment was actually for.

        Pickles needs to force them by law to put the details/reason of each transaction on the web, otherwise it’s a complete waste of fucking time; saying “£1000 for project costs by supplier x who supplies pretty much anything we need them to supply” is no fucking use to anyone.


      • 265
        Politicians The lowest life form known to man says:

        Link ?


    • 270
      South of the M4 says:

      Funny is not, that the same bunch who for years have advocated taxation as a route toward changing behaviour, do not understand the logic that a budget cut is a route to exactly the same. Same old same old with Labour, they have but one policy and that is to throw money at it – without ensuring that it is spent wisely. And Dave’s poor performance could let them start all over again. FFS.


  95. 258
    Eats shoots and leaves says:

    Fuses blow……………………..


  96. 262
    Mandy says:

    And of course, thanks to readers for a great queer!


  97. 263
    Electrician says:

    So just how much money went into paying for the extravagant firework show in London on new years eve then?

    I thought we were entering a time of austerity. It seems the mayor considers ‘placement’ more important.

    Who the fuck do these people think they are wilfully spending our money like this?


    • 267
      CORUPTION UK says:

      As the Jock one cost a staggering 20 Million pounds
      the London one would have cost conciderably more
      8 Tons of fireworks , security, police overtime , council workers overtime, fencing/barriers


    • 290
      Cuts? What cuts? says:

      It always looks the same every year. They should just put up massive screens and show re-runs of previous firework displays.


      • 293
        FLORA and FAUNA says:

        They are all on youtube
        i was looking at them on christmas day with my grandson
        like you say same old same old !


  98. 272
    CORUPTION UK says:

    O/T We still subsidise the rail industry by £400,000,000 and yet the useless government let them put prices up yet again
    we are the dearest rail network in europe yet have the worst service
    i think they deliberately run a bad service to warrent keep claiming for improvement grants
    our rail network is shite it,s over staffed and they are over paid

    I have a mate who is a mainline train driver
    his Basic pay is £45,000 his overtime £35,000 and i’ve not seen him for 18 months
    he laughs about how much he gets for what he does !


  99. 275
    Gordon Brown says:

    Am I still prime minister? They tell me no but I’m certain it’s 1983 and I’ve just begun my fifth term as prime minister. My chancellor is Denis Healy and my deputy is Roy Hattersley. I’ve had that nutter Neil Kinnock put in a secure ward next to Mr Lynton Blair. This week I’ll be attending a summit in Belgrade with the other world leaders, and I’ll be having a photo op in the kitchens of the League of Nations with President Jimmy Nixon. And on Saturday I’ll go with Princess Diana to present the national bid to host the 1994 World Cup. Thank you please. Fizzy orange time. Whose idea was that?


  100. 276
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a tree, look at me, I’m as merry as a tree can be.


  101. 279
    He he he - dirty bitch says:

    The police (aka tard child-fucking moron Hunts from the sewer) say that Joanna Yeates killer is still at large looking for plate-faced lower middle-class slags to strangle, and spunk up on their dead tits.


    • 280
      You're sick even by the low standards of this site says:

      You posted this kind of disgusting comment yesterday. If Guido has any sense, he’ll block your IP address. You’re obviously a very mentally sick man who thinks it’s funny to make these kinds of comments about an innocent woman who was murdered. Guido would also be well advised to report your IP address to the police as your comments are typical of dangerous sociopaths and as such puts you in the frame for suspicious behaviour. I suggest you avoid the risk of harming others and just commit suicide tonight. The world can do without evil c unts like you.


      • 288
        petty bourgeois cunt says:

        You blue-haired monkey. Are you peeping through a hole in ceiling at my arse while shagging your mothers pox-riddled twat?


    • 282
      TATS CAREHOME says:

      TAT You are one sick fucker !
      there are no depths you wont trawl
      and for a homophobic crackhead cripple virgin
      your just attention seeking you sit here 24 hours a day spouting shite and even answering your own rubbish
      in all the time i’ve been on here
      i can’t think of one senseble thing you have said !
      go away and die very slowly


      • 283
        As I thought says:

        Ok, so it’s now clear. Just as i expected, it’s the psychopath who posts at 4 in the morning and calls everyone Tory lickspittles. Your madness has got worse over the holidays as your loneliness and social isolation has exacerbated your psychosis.


      • 285

        You can tell by the comments
        that this bloke has never been with a woman(or a man )
        they are the comments of a primary school child trying to impress his mates
        who has grown up in the body but not the mind
        the only difference here is that this idiot has no mates
        he is here constantly posting the same offensive rubbish never once contributing anything of any use to the topics
        in the real world responsable adults dont act or speak like he does
        suggesting that he has no contact with any
        I have been really suprised that Guido ,who sometimes is the butt of his vlie outbursts time and time again fails to do nothing to remove him
        visitor are appalled by the sick nature of comments and dont bother to return
        alot of regular posters have moved on as a result of this clown


    • 287
      disgusted of tunbridge wells says:



  102. 281

    The Daily Mail today became the second righty paper in a week to go after the coalition. The other was of course the Telegraph..

    The question, what do ordinary blues want? Are they happy for this coalition to fiall?


  103. 289
    Anonymous says:

    Well done for 2010, Guido! And best wishes for 2011!

    You have got it about right. Clearly this is the case, or your site would not receive such attacks from the knuckle scrapers of the left, many of whom seem to have gone to sleep in the 1980s and woken up today, unaware that Rick of the Young Ones was a fictional character, not a role model.

    That’s the ticket, son. Straight outta Central Office, what?


  104. 292
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I am an iPhone.


  105. 294

    Dull news day.

    Anyway for a game of Mornington Crescent.

    Leicester Square via Aldgate.


  106. 299
    Atlas shrugged says:

    Guido you are perfectly at liberty to run this blog for whatever reasons you wish.

    Having said that, the word infotainment simply means propaganda as far as I am concerned. Which is a market organs such as The BBC, Sky The Guardian and the Daily Mail seem to have pretty much cornered.

    However it matters little, because the best thing about this blog is not the posts, it is the comments, especially my own IMO.

    Internet anarchy if there yet exists such a thing, and long may it remain so.


  107. 301
    The Mighty Arshull of Progress says:

    Keep up the good work Guido.
    This site gives me a laugh and provides information.
    Best of all it shows there are others out there, still resistant to the AlJabeeba/Guardianista preachings of financial incontinence and parasitic socialism.


    • 303
      the poor and vulnerable of society says:

      I fucking despise the huddle together, little old lady hive instinct of both those institutions. They need blowing up just like parliament.


  108. 304
    nell says:


    I see edmilitwit’s new year message was full of doom and gloom, backed up by his union masters who are threatening all manner of strikes unless the coalition caves in to every demand that the unions say they are going to make in 2011.

    The unions, and edmilitwit their puppet, will find that this approach to opposition is going to bring them no more joy than arthur scargill’s and kinnochio’s brought them.


    • 306
      chutney wipe says:

      nell, it’s a new year and new challenges lay ahead.


    • 313
      FLORA and FAUNA says:

      The most disgusting thing i heared on the box
      was last week when the scum bag Bob Crow was on the telly
      talking about the tube strikes he said ” the rail companies are making massive profits and i want some of those profits to be given to my members !”
      his members are already paid too much they should be giving some back !


  109. 305
    Dack Blog says:

    Well. The rellies have gone, the unwanted presents (‘Guardian Angels’ calendar, fleecy combustible jimjams, hilarious – ‘one tequila, two tequila, three tequila… floor!’ shot glasses…) have been packed off to the charity shop, the fridge is looking normal again (ie just booze and condiments) and the hangover is waning.

    Back to the reality of being a squeezed middle I guess.


    • 308
      Mr Plum says:

      Yeah i know how you feel got a face / arse soap and sponge off the daughter, gave it a try out earlier, did the reverse just in case anyone borrows it


    • 312
      Engineer says:

      Count your blessings. Time to worry is when you start getting furry slippers. (Before you ask, no I haven’t.)


      • 314
        engineer has lost many a sruggle with mrs palm and her 5 lovely daughters says:

        Why bother with furry slippers when you’ve got it growing on your palms Engi baby?


  110. 315
    Anonymous says:

    You have some good insigts mr o’guido sir – but I come for the comments, mostly.


  111. 317
    Down with Brown! says:

    Burnt Bum admits the BBC and Channel produce crap TV:


    • 322
      kill a celebrity comic relief says:

      I’m forced to agree with him. This is all we need, another celebrity wankfest FFS. It’s not as if we could celebrate their impending deaths is it? The tasks can’t be too dangerous for insurance purposes….durrrrr. Now, if they produced a programme where the celebs get a head start before the public with guns and dogs are let loose on them, that gets my vote.


    • 339
      I'm a celebrity, kiss my arse says:

      This is what he’s talking about. It’s shite.



      • 350
        Anonymous says:

        That’s channel4 though (the famous-and-fearless programme).

        Last time I heard, Channel4 funds its own commercial stuff via its ads etc; it just gets a (very small) grant for its public service stuff like news and documentaries.

        Channel4 wouldn’t be getting a penny of public money for that programme, whereas the BBC gets to spend public money on every single aspect of all its mindless shite like Strictly Come Prancing and EastBenders.

        Channel4 (or any other channel for that matter) is welcome to broadcast whatever mindless crap it wants as long as the general public aren’t forced to pay for it with a gun to their head even though they don’t even watch it.

        Burnham; you’ve just illustrated with your moronic little rant exactly why the BBC should be shat on, and then kicked up your fucking arse to fester there forever without any public money.


        • 352
          Anonymous says:

          Actually, channel4 even funds its own news and documentaries.

          Every now and then they have to go to the government to get a couple of million when times are hard, but generally they break-even without any public money needed at all; they basically carry out exactly the same remit as the BBC, except they don’t cost the tax payer a penny.

          Kind of makes you wonder, if channel4 already does everything the BBC is supposed to do, but doesn’t cost the tax payer any money and is still free-to-air, then why the fuck is the BBC still alive?


  112. 318
    Down with Brown! says:

    Burnt Bum admits the BBC and Channel 4 produce crap TV:


  113. 320
    Just to annoy Y'all (and she is VERY annoying) says:


  114. 325
    Tom Denning says:

    Avon Police: There is no indication of an increased threat to women in the area.

    What does that suggest to you?


    • 329
      Mirror mirror on the wall says:

      That their prime suspect wot they released into Bristol last nite has not increased the threat to women in the area?

      Having ripped his house apart are the Plod obliged to put it back together again and in its former state.

      I really hope that the “blue rinse madman” sues Kevin Maguire for every penny he has.


  115. 328
    Billy's Bouncers says:

    Nice of you to turn up to administer your fucking blog Billy. How about a new thread you cuпt?


  116. 345
    Avon Police Spokesperson says:

    I would urge women in the Clifton area of Bristol, that they should exercise caution, and take particular care, in the vicinity of silvery, blue haired psychos, who have yet to to be interviewed by Kay Burley.


  117. 351
    Anonymous says:

    “Thanks to Readers for a Great Year”

    That’s very nice; at least Guido knows that without contributors the blog would be worthless.

    If only we also got appreciation from the BBC (along the lines of “thanks for all your money, we’ll do the best we can with it”) instead of the usual BBC attitude of “thanks for nothing, you scum, your money is our money, now pay up for this year or we kill your granny. £3.5billion for the whole year, it’s fucking peanuts. We’ll be sending the boys round for some more later on. By the way, we put a camera in your telly. We know what you did last night. We’ve got the pictures and we’re not afraid to use them. Get us that money now or your budgie gets it.”


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    Dual Citizen says:

    You should know Billy, you’re umpiring this one!


  120. 357
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Congratters all round, looking forward to 2011!!!

    There’s no bizness, like infobizness, already m’poy!!!!


  121. 365
    ASSO ASSAYO says:






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