January 4th, 2011

Wonk Watch : Feminist Myth-Busting

Buried deep in Steve Hilton’s policy grid from the days in opposition are those pesky issues that nobody wanted to talk about so they were kicked into the long grass. One issue was quotas for women on the boards of major companies. Right out of Harman’s playbook.

Funnily enough a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies hasn’t got much traction with the BBC and the Guardian. Dr Catherine Hakim from the LSE has launched a feminist myth-busting book that pauses to say, hold on, some women might want to stay at home and, dread to think it, different people want different careers. The CPS may be violently off message in these “progressive” times, that doesn’t make them wrong…


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

    Fucking socialist wankers !

    Oh and george moonbat is at it agaiun

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2011/jan/04/war-on-motorists

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      Splooge says:

      Moonbat is the gift that keeps on giving

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      • 188
        WHAT A SCOOP! says:

        Not content with this earthshattering scoop about… well what ever the fuck this weak shit is supposed to signify, not content with scooping all the other media with this and the shocking story of a dickhead getting on a train I can reveal that tomorrow GUIDO WILL EXCLUSIVELY REVEAL THAT ERIC PICKLES FARTED NEXT TO A PHOTOCOPIER IN CCHQ!! AND HE FOLLOWED THROUGH!!!

        The ramifications are explosive as Guido will explain why this makes Hilton a bad boy and Coulson a very good boy.

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    • 108
      Gonk says:

      Not very keen on cars, unless he needs one.
      Not very keen on flying, unless he has to fly somewhere.
      Not very keen on Capitalism, luckily he has plenty of capital.
      Always very keen to save us from ourselves, even if we don’t want saving.

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      • 126
        Susie says:

        Couldn’t we do what the Romans did and just leave him on some small isolated island somewhere to shift for himself? Give him a wind mill, see how he manages.

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        • 146
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Nooo! Socialists don’t ‘do’ self-sufficiency. A person surviving on their own initiative? Impossible! In their (tiny and undeveloped minds) only their beloved ‘state’ can provide.

          He should fuck off to North Korea. He’ll be happy there.

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    • 181
      Jack Dromey says:

      Declaring war on Harriet Harman? Disgusting!

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  2. 2
    Pedant says:

    Isn’t it the Centre for Policy Studies?

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  3. 3
    jgm2 says:

    OT Robert Peston inadvertently strays from the Labour/BBC line….

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/robertpeston/2011/01/will_fsa_take_action_against_h.html

    Here’s the measure of the disaster at HBOS. Between the beginning of 2008 and the end of 2009, the losses on loans made by Lloyds and HBOS combined were £39bn – of which the vast bulk was contributed by HBOS (which became a part of Lloyds two years ago).

    Now, much of what went wrong at HBOS was old-fashioned lethal exuberance about lending to property developers. It’s not dissimilar to the madness that infected and harmed all of Ireland’s major banks.

    So – fuck all to do with America then Robert. Just as I’ve been saying all along.

    The lying c*unts.

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      Splooge says:

      But of course – the BBC line now is that evil Tory bankers ruined the nation and the brave and noble Labour stepped in to save the world

      It’s BBC revisionism in action. Take a look at “Horrible Histories” if you want to see how far these Hoons are prepared to go

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      • 41
        Fred the Shred ( knighted by Gordon Brown ) says:

        Gordon DID save the World ( and my gigantic pension, och aye ! )

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    • 48
      AC1 says:

      So he’s worked out there was far too much credit.

      Now I wonder If he can work out who controls the volume of credit?

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      • 58
        AC1.1 says:

        The Bank of England via interest rates and the monetary policy committee. This is stuffed with rich Tory grandees.

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        • 64
          smoggie says:

          Here we go again! It was the evil Tory bankers wot done it.

          Surely Gordon had an inkling of what was going on behind his back?

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          • Pickled Wizard says:

            Gordon is exactly like a dinosaur – mandlepoof was rogering away behind his back, while millitwat minor held his trousers. Brown had no idea until ten minutes after millimandle had left.

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        • 65
          AC1 says:

          Interest rates control demand for credit, reserve requirements control volume of credit.

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          • NeoCon asks for more regulation of Bankers, world laughs says:

            getting rid of the more strict regulations for reserve requirements was opposed by how many banks and bankers ?

            otr to put it more succinctly, how many banks and bankers lobbied to get rid of and weaken the regulation of their reserve requirements ?

            answer – almost all of them

            so shut the fuck up or educate yourself for once

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        • 92
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          Gordon appointed a lot of the MPC members – he also manipulated the inflation target calculation so that rates set were about 2 percentage points below where they should have been from about 2003 onwards.

          Low interest rates and unrestrained public spending lead to asset bubbles.

          Of course the useless t*at Brown preferred to think he’d abolished boom and bust.

          And still shills like Toynbee and Ashley want people to vote Labour.

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    • 202
      Fubar Saunders says:

      We’ve known that for ages jg, most of it was down to the fuckwit in charge of commercial lending Peter Cummings… He thought that because he successfully managed to get business with Philip Green that he was Bertie fucking Big Bollocks who couldnt fail. More than 80% of the write-downs were down to that prick.

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      • 208
        jgm2 says:

        We’ve known it. But Labour and the BBC have been pushing the whole thing as some giant ‘Black Swan’ event (ie ‘Nobody could have seen it coming’). A sequence of incredibly complex derivatives [blah blah].

        Turns out it was just a series of shit loans backed by pyramid property valuations. One of them towards the end – made even after Northern Rock if I remember rightly, for, what was it – two billion dollars to some fucking Russian backed up by some photoshopped ‘ownership documents’ on some oil refinery or oil-field in Romania or Bulgaria or some fucking place.

        Suuuure. There you go mate, have a couple of billion dollars. Exit Russian laughing like a fucking drain. The c*unt is probably still flying all over the world in his Lear-Jet and speccing himself a nice mega-yacht while Labour and the BBC are still trying to kid on that it was weird three letter acronym ‘that started in America’ that is to blame.

        The problem with chaps wandering into a bank and shoving a gun and a hand-written note under the nose of the cashier is that they’re simply not thinking big enough.

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  4. 4

    How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb:
    12.
    One to screw it in,
    one to excoriate men for creating the need for illumination,
    one to blame men for inventing such a faulty means of illumination,
    one to suggest the whole “screwing” bit to be too “rape-like”,
    one to deconstruct the lightbulb itself as being phallic,
    one to blame men for not changing the bulb,
    one to blame men for trying to change the bulb instead of letting a woman do it,
    one to blame men for creating a society that discourages women from changing light bulbs,
    one to blame men for creating a society where women change too many light bulbs,
    one to advocate that lightbulb changers should have wage parity with electricians,
    one to alert the media that women are now “out-lightbulbing” men,
    one to just sit there taking pictures for her blog for photo-evidence that men are unnecessary.

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    • 8
      Engineer says:

      Meanwhile, the poor bloke who had to work out what sort of bulb they needed from the incomplete, rambling and confusing description they gave him at his shop counter is still lying down trying to recover from the experience.

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      • 21
        Millie Tant says:

        Yeah, but I bet you still forgot the scented candles, humus and pot pourri you useless sod

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      • 57
        Anonymous says:

        Tell him it aint over as the mad cows will be bringing the light bulb back to the shop tomorrow having changed their minds.

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    • 42
      decimus says:

      Wonderfully inventive stuff,perhaps males should all become house-husbands and leave the clever stuff to the brilliant other sex?Having worked with females throughout my former career,I can honestly say the proportion of good female workers was about 85%,however,the proportion of good female managers was less than 50%.On balance though,they made better workmates than “blokes”,who invariably had a higher opinion of their abilities than the reality.

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    • 43
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Ahem!

      Not all of us asked Harperson to be our feminist beacon! I for one wish she would just shut-up!

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        the last quango in paris says:

        Amen to that! I am an educated woman and don’t agree with one word that useless moron has to say – if she stopped harping on about equal rights and equality for women then perhaps everyone would stop thinking we were inferior and get on with it. If I was in a job and thought I was being prejudiced I would use the brains I was born with to say so and sort it out. I dont need some hypocript (all women shortlists?) speaking on my behalf. I can not stand her. She even changed her mind on the Iraq war ffs – whilst our brave troops and still out there!

        You can be as high powered as you like – but it won’t stop men looking at porn (smith).

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      Pickled Wizard says:

      Men are never unneccessary – we can always be used as a bad example

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    • 94
      Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

      Speaking as a feminist you made me laugh out loud.

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      Cynical Old Man says:

      You forgot the thirteenth feminist who formed a support group for coping without light.

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      John Popham says:

      VIRGIN

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  5. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    This afternoon i will be a pinball machine.

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  6. 10
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “quotas for the amount of women on the boards”

    number of women”, surely?

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      Hugh Janus says:

      Most certainly! Why has the word ‘amount’ taken over from the word ‘number’?

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      • 24
        MBA says:

        Indeed!

        You seem to see the word “number” fewer and fewer

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      • 27
        Oldrightie says:

        …..and less from fewer.

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      • 29
        Engineer says:

        It’s a polite reflection than many women are – ahem – of more substance than their counterparts of previous decades.

        Increasing the amount of woman on a board could be accomplished by appointing one large one.

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        • 47
          Millie Tant says:

          You’re going on the list, matey boy

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          • Sister Hood says:

            SHHH!! Leave him alone, Millie.

            Engineers are on the allowed list – I’ll burn me bra but I ain’t draining sumps or changing spark plugs for any “ism”

            We should spare them tyre fitter chaps, too

            They’re sorta like engineers…

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          • Batty Hattie says:

            The first rule of allowed list is that YOU DO NOT DISCUSS THE ALLOWED LIST!!

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          • Grumpy Old Man says:

            Take care over bra-burning. Unless you have the shape of two peas on an ironing board, life can get really uncomfortable, so my wife and sisters tell me.

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        Simply Red says:

        Amounted three thousand.

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  7. 12
    Bogeyman says:

    Number of women, Guido, not “amount” of women. Unless you order them in bulk.

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  8. 14
    Jon Craven says:

    I want my party back, fuck the wretched Limp Dems, fuck Cameron’s big tent bollocks, fuck the bending over backwards to forgive every lefty twat in the parasite third party, fuck left of centre fudges, and accomodations.

    If the scum of this country are too thick to comprehend the gaggle of Scotchists, Welshists, union placemen, & third rate lawyers/uni lecturers who infest the Labour party have royally fucked Britain’s economy up, good fuck em.

    I opes Goerge Osborne is going to bring Cameron to heel sometime soon.
    We are Tories, we do not want to be part of some worthless/doomed fusion of two parties who clearly despise each other, other than the party leaders of course.

    Politics is about idealogy not fucking happy clappy compromises & fudges.

    Pure political idealogy gave us the colossus, the titan, the hero of Britain Margaret H Thatcher.
    True it also gave us a fucking Scotch spendaholic, bullying mental, but at least the cu’nt was consistent.
    You gotta give im that

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    Gordon Browneye says:

    “increase” in VAT from 17.5% to 20% = approx. 14% actual increase

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  11. 28
    ChErie BooThs QVC says:

    Me sister’s gone bankrupt
    Ask Allah to sort out the fucking bailiffs love

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Luxuriating in blood money I is

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    And you lot thought my spelling was bad !!!!

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  13. 31
    Shazza says:

    I chooses to stay at ome an watch TV cus I got a bad back after aving 7 kids by 8 blokes this last 6 years. I aint a slag or nuffin, I just likes kids but I aint that good at looking after um.

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  14. 33
    Beth says:

    “The amount of women…………..”

    Women are a QUANTITY now? Do you weigh them for the corporate board score?

    “Number” not “Quantity” surely?

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    • 35
      smoggie says:

      Have you seen the size of your modern British young woman these days? Fucking great lumps of lard. Much easier to weigh them than count them I’d say.

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  15. 40
    Lest the window lickers remember to forget says:

    Second thoughts:

    dont emi(g)rate, fucking stay THERE,

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. 45
    HenryV says:

    As single man without children want I want to see is entitlement to paid holiday of the same length as maternity leave based on the national average births. So if maternity leave is 6 months and the national average for births is 1.5 per woman (not couple don’t be daft) I would be entitled to 9months paid leave with a guarantee that my job will be there waiting. If it harms my career so it be. Well actually no, I don’t want to harm my career, I want to pick from where I left off.

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  17. 54
    Gordon Brown says:

    Toady i will be a shooting star.

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  18. 59
    Dave Figgley says:

    Ha ha, mate- many thanks for posting that classic. Brings back memories of Stonehenge ’83.
    Er, I use the term ‘memories’ rather loosely. I vaguely remember arriving there ….

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  19. 62
    wouldn't you like to know says:

    As a tory : who has posted regular on here
    I have just sat and watched the three leaders debates
    and i hate to say this but Clegg and Cameron hated each other
    i think Clegg disliked Cameron more than he did Brown
    what you see is three men so hell bent on securing their own future at the cost of the others and knowing now what we didn’t know then
    (and as a tory i hate to say this ) Gordon Brown was the more honest of the three !

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    • 78
      Ted says:

      David Cameron is a dishonest Bilderburg shill just like that raving poofter Ted Heath who is hell bent on selling out his country. Once he’s got AV through we will have a permenent coalition of weak shysters.

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  20. 63
    I wonder says:

    Is there anybody working in this country who isn’t either a ” professor” or wares a dayglow jacket?

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    • 72
      Professor Dan Gleebitz B.S.E. says:

      SIR- Probably not, although my jacket is of the donkey-type albeit with dayglo elbow patches.

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    • 199
      The futures totally f*ck*d !! says:

      I’ll have you know that the UK has some of most qualified check-out operators and burger flippers in the world.Only the other day I had a very interesting conversation with a check-out operator at supermarket who had a Doctorate in Quantum Physics . I said look ‘ere luv that’s all very well but are you are you gonna pack my bags or not I’ve got a bus to catch.She said no that’s his job,pointing to a pimply youth shelf stacking…he only got a 2.2 in Media & Communications …………

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  21. 74
    Gordon Brown says:

    Watch me shake my Wonk.

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  22. 75
    Laing says:

    here’s some more mythbusting

    remember that wonderful organisation the CPS – the one that has difficulty telling if MPs are thieves? the one who has difficulty telling whether the police can kill someone in cold blood and get away with it?

    how’s about this one

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-12115179

    CPS think it’s important – hope he appeals

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  23. 76
    Sir William Waad says:

    I read something a few years back that claimed to be research, in which it said that women were less extreme than men. For instance, there are fewer very tall or very short women, compared with men. There are also fewer really stupid women, but less really brilliant ones. The explanation lay in evolution. For the human species to survive, we needed as many women as possible to breed but we didn’t need all the men to do so – the more successful chaps could manage more than one woman while the thickos fell by the wayside. At the same time, it was useful to have the occasional male genius to discover fire.

    If this is true, it has two consequences: one would expect fewer women in top jobs, but also less unemployable women, and one should expect alpha-male types to have overactive peckers. This is what one seems to observe in practice.

    What do readers think? Sexist excuse-making or plausible science?

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    • 87
      Dack Blog says:

      I also wonder if the so-called ‘mothering instinct’ comes into it – if that’s what it is. I’ve worked for a lot of male bosses who were incompetent/lazy/both, but a level of mother henners below them covered their arses… I suspect without even realising it. Men seem to find it easier to delegate than women, and easier to delegate to women.

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      • 102
        Engineer says:

        In my professional life, it wasn’t uncommon for incompetent and lazy bosses to be ‘dug out of holes’ by their staff, most of whom regarded it as their professional duty to ensure that the job was done properly, irrespective of personal animosities. Not sure how this fits with gender attitudes; just offer it as an observation.

        Clearly, there’s a gender imbalance in the engineering world, but I can honestly say I don’t think there’s any difference in capability between the sexes. I’ve worked with one or two women clearly destined for high things, most perfectly capable, and one or two I wouldn’t trust to oil a bicycle. Exactly the same can be said about the blokes.

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        • 116
          ichabod says:

          All my working life I have endeavoured to regard women as colleagues of roughly commensurate ability. Also I have striven to be more pleasant to them than I tended to be with my male colleagues; more patient, considerate and more helpful in situations of need. And all without an ulterior motive ( except in the case of one girl ). Alas after many years, I now admit my mistake; on the whole men make better comrades at work, they are more conscientious and usually more capable. They are also more put upon. Too late I have come to admit that I find it best to look upon women as potential shags, and to realise that their best and most satisfying positions are underneath men in every way .

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          Disgusting Example Of Humanity But Hey Someone Has To Be.... says:

          I don’t mind working with people I don’t like as long as we make money pure and simple, I hate dead weight full stop though.

          Women in my experience sadly more often than not end up in the dead weight catergory with bloody maternity leave and farting about and dropping ill at the drop of a hat.

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    • 90
      Tessa Tickles says:

      “There are also fewer really stupid women”

      I don’t wish to spoil your hypothesis as I could be wrong – again – but aren’t women more likely than men to vote for Labour?

      (at least they were, until Ed Miliband took over. To women, he’s about as appealing as a dose of clap)

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    • 100
      Bird with small brain says:

      May well be true, but like alleged differences in IQ between racial groups, probably best left unsaid!

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  24. 81
    AJ is a economic retard (as is Labour) says:

    169.http://www.forexpros.com/news/economic-indicators/u.k.-manufacturing-pmi-rises-unexpectedly-in-december-184637

    December uk manufacturing PMI hits unexpected high.

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    • 109
      Ed Millibot says:

      Thith ith quite thimply the rethult of Labourth rethcue and thtimulathion of the Bwitish economy under my farther before the narthty Torwy thcum came inth.

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  25. 82
    I says:

    ” ……….and the bin men shall inherit the Earth.

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  26. 83
    In case any of you missed it, this was the highlight of 2010 says:

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  27. 85
    if it aint broke, break it then fix it says:

    One of those issues that fucktard politicians use to justify their own existence.

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    • 149
      Tessa Tickles says:

      There was a lovely letter in the Telegraph about 10 years ago (before the paper became shit):

      Something along the lines of: “Labour’s motto appears to be, ‘if it ain’t broken, mess with it until it is.’

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  28. 91
    Gordon Brown says:

    I killed Jo Yeates
    She was responsible for causing the collapse of the UK financial system
    This is my legacy

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    • 121
      Disgusting Example Of Humanity But Hey Someone Has To Be.... says:

      lol I still think it’s either the boyfriend, dad or batshit crazy landlord that did it.

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      • 148
        Tessa Tickles says:

        In his early interviews (before the body was found) the boyfriend kept on referring to her in the past tense.

        If I were Plod, I’d double and triple-check his alibi. If they can pull the staff out of “equality and diversity awareness” courses and speed-camera duties.

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        • 184
          Deep Who says:

          Scum like you speculating on a ‘hunch’ just causes grief to the family you selfish shit stain.

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      • 157
        INSPECTER TWAT says:

        Well are you sure you haven’t missed anybody ?

        what a fuckin loon !

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  29. 93
    Always right says:

    The term “progressive” is just another left-wing attempt at spinning the word “socialist”.
    When your political ideology is based on discredited and archaic old dogma, that basically cannot change into anything more modern or meaningful, you have to spin it as something new. The whole “New” Labour thing was the most obvious example. A few of the battier left-wing ideas were shelved, but essentially it’s aims were the same, just the method of achieving it was adjusted. Socialists like to convince themselves and the gullible, that they are “new” or “radical”, but all they are doing, is wrapping the same 100+ year old, rotten corpse in a new frock and adding some perfume, after a while of course, the overpowering stench comes through and the arse falls out of the frock!

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  30. 96
    gildedtumbril says:

    What we would all like to know is how the hell did the ‘hideously white harriet hormone get her beard, the hideously boring jack drongo, or is it dildo, into the hideously corrupt Troughminster in the face of all-women shortlists?

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  31. 97
    Ratsniffer says:

    Catherine Hakim’s book which will have Hattie Hatemen reaching for her voodoo doll and needles. Nothing the sisterhood hates more than one of their own sex going off message.

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  32. 98
    Wonk MP says:

    You’ll all be pleased to know that despite the economic turmoil we here at the house of commons still enjoy good food at very competative prices. Yes, our apple pie and custard still only costs £1-05p. Not bad hey? Meal prices have not increased to help us through the austerity

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  33. 99
    Gordon Brown says:

    Tonight i will be a Teddy bear.

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  34. 106
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into Catherine Hakim at a party once…..

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    • 111
      Should I know who Tim Lovejoy is? says:

      I bumped into Lemmy at the bar of The Lyceum Ballroom once. The Police were being supported by The Cramps.

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  35. 107
    Quentin Bentbottom, manager, Five Queens Gambling Emporium says:

    Dear Mr. Huhne.

    You were shown the door because your numerous straights were pissing the punters off, dear.

    Yours, Quentin x

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  36. 110
    Keep wimmin off golf courses! says:

    O/T BUT….

    Yet another Xmas ruined by way of daft women on Golf courses – the daft creatures reduce the pace of play to a mind numbing crawl as they stand about waiting for the green to clear some 5000 yds away.

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    • 117
      P.C. Filth says:

      Ah yes, sir. There’s nothing worse than having “a good walk ruined” ruined by another sex as they ponder the fact that their truncheons are minute and their balls are missing. I just play through, sir. The nineteenth hole beckons and ‘the daft creatures reduce the pace of play to a mind numbing crawl’ there, too. Best to go at the speed that suits you, sir, and damn the consequences. Three pints an hour seems reasonable. Over.

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      • 138
        Dave F*ggley says:

        Ha ha, Filth. How come you get straight through yet I have to go for moderation, mate? Same fucking IP address, isn’t it?

        Who cares, FFS? Order-order is gonna do a Iain Carry Dale Hole, mate.

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    • 158
      INSPECTER TWAT says:

      5000 yds away go to specsavers mate
      you were on a fuckin firing range !

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  37. 112
    PLOD oversteps the mark says:

    What the Hell is happening?

    Just listened to the BBC news where a man has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 because he flashed his headlights (during the day) to warn oncoming traffick that cars were heavily braking behind the next bend in reaction to a Police speed trap.

    OK speeding needs to be policed but putting a mobile entrapment van on a blind bend is bloody stupid if not criminal and staking a second police vehicle before the bend to prosecute diligent motorists is a COMPLETE waste of police resources.

    Mr PLOD should watch out at the moment he has public concent, if he carries on down this road he will NOT.

    Dave should give this man a pardon.

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    • 113
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Look half way up the thread.

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    • 130
      Dave Figgley says:

      Ha ha, son. Don’t tell me The Frogs never did anything for us, mate. This poncy flashing was all the rage in France twenty+ years ago. The gendarmerie were rather more cunning than our plod, though – hiding in the shrubbery was their modus operandi – and les voitures drivers were equally sussed.
      Commuting from Caen to Narbonne on a Honda 600 in a day always had it’s problems but a friendly flash from one of the natives, at a passing speed of 200 mph, was the cue the tickle the front anchor and go through the unseen speed-check at the outskirts of the village at a, “Oui, je voudrais le beurre sur ce croissant,” velocity, geezer.
      130 to 25 in the blink of an eye.
      I think the answer to this gentleman’s problem is a) drive a vehicle that can outrun the plods machinery and b) wear false number plates.

      Must motor.

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    • 140
      South of the M4 says:

      Plod is now completely disenfranchised from Joe Public. I am mid fifties and grew up to respect the police and right and wrong. I still subscribe to the right and wrong bit, but fully understand why today’s generation hate plod. They are no more than the tax collecting arm of HM Gov. and are staffed with thugs and ass holes who think they can do anything they like. They exist solely to make your life difficult, will not raise a hand to help – unless you are an ethnic minority – and talk to you as if you are an imbecile. Some fucking irony in that. Fuck them. They will do fuck all for me so I will do fuck all for them.

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      • 144
        AC1 says:

        +1

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      • 167
        PC Dibble says:

        Haven’t you noticed that members of the public seem to be getting older every day?

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      • 200
        Anonymous says:

        What would happen if we started a web site just to follow the Police?

        Of course the database would be perfectly acceptable as all our police are law abiding and therefore have nothing to worry about.

        Every time we catch a photo of a police officer the picture could be uploaded to a central area. Obvious if there is trouble we would go back and check the track record of anything that officer had done. Perfectly reasonable.

        So why does it sound so absurd when their own ideas are reversed on themselves? Surely they must know they have been infiltrated by the criminal elements by now.

        No, I do not have anything to fear from the law, but I do fear the Police. I fear wrongful arrest, because I am just strange to most people. If they have all my movements monitored, number plate, mobile tower location, it would not be hard to tell what I am doing to legally make money. A few checks would allow anyone to get ahead of me in the game. Why should my competition have a unfair advantage. Why should they know which companies I am dealing with from my email logs. Now it is all available, the police corruption will get worse. The less they can monitor and store the less corrupt they will be. Why not go back to the days that monitoring had to be triggered by an criminal event, and signed off at the highest levels. Then the rest of the population could just get on with their lives, in freedom. MPs, our representatives, could know who is on the list and “police” the overuse.

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    • 160
      Coalition on speed says:

      Was it the tories who said they would abolish speed camera’s ?
      straight after the election
      the speed camera vans started working 7 days a week that coupled with the speed camera’s and the fact that our council have purchased a fleet of Smart cars with periscopes speed camera’s on top makes driving quite difficult !

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  38. 118
    Disgusting Example Of Humanity But Hey Someone Has To Be.... says:

    FemNazis like Harman and her ilk are about to fall off the tightrope and into oblivion, feminazis have no where to run now Islam is swallowing up the left completely.

    The bitches will get a good slapping whenever the husband feels like it and turned into baby making machines chained to the kitchen sink.

    The lesbian ones with the crap haircuts will be hung or stoned to death from town centres and they will all scream for the men who they have been putting down and treating like shit for a century to save them.

    I for one will ignore the screams for help and look on, as they have brought it onto themselves and need to learn and have their warped FemNazi ideology wiped out the hard way.

    Women = all fucking talk and no action.

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  39. 132
    Richard Chimney says:

    Wonk Watch. I had to re-read that heading.

    Initially I thought it might be flim footage of me ogling that taxpayer-funded p*rn.

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  40. 134
    Laing says:

    the british government (whichever party) is continually at war with its own population because the british establishment still labours under the misapprehension that it is an imperialist power

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  41. 136
    Who ate all the pies? says:

    Stunning image of Lord Prescott in Mailonline.

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  42. 139
    Women are filth says:

    Women are filth. Anyone who has every worked with a women knows they are shit. They have small heads and their dirty Hunts smell of rotting fish heads.

    No woman has ever had an original idea in the history of the universe. They copy from men and lie, pretending it was their idea (as if..)

    Women are fucking filth. When they get to 30 and can not longer breed, they should be stabbed up the Hunt and set on fire.

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  43. 150
    grobdj says:

    It is not men who keep women from climbing the ladder, it is the jealousy of other women, whether as work colleagues, wives or girlfriends which works to undermine our rising starlets. The best looking girls have the hardest time. This is not a political issue , it is part of the female psyche. Ask yourself why the few who do rise to the top are, in the main, ugly.

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  44. 151
    woah nelly says:

    It might be ignored by beeb and guardian but it’s all
    kicking off on Liberal Conspiracy. A sample:

    “Tory men hate woman.

    They long for the days when woman were just their property to own, and do what they liked with.”

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    • 153
      QWERTY says:

      Isn’t that what Islam teaches?

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      • 155
        The BBC says:

        Islam is a legitimate, peaceful religion while tories beat their wives before locking them up in cellars.

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      • 156
        The BBC says:

        Don’t confuse a legitimate religion of peace with Tories who beat their wives before locking them in the cellar.

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    • 159
      Better Dead than Red Ed says:

      Held my nose and had a quick look at the Limp Constipation site. ‘Clegg could make education fairer by taxing private school fees’ shrieks one headline.

      If parents prefer to opt out of Liebour’s failed ‘education,education,education’ system then why should they be prevented from doing so ? In effect those that do pay TWICE to do the best for their kids. The politics of envy is alive and well.

      Not much fairness, aspiration and choice on their agenda then.

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  45. 154
    simone says:

    Why does is so much relevance given to what The Guardian thinks? It has a small circulation that is shrinking and relies on financial support from AutoTrader, another shrinking concern.

    Also it is heavily dependent on public sector advertising for revenue. When is the government going to tackle this?

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  46. 163
    TATS MUM says:

    With your homophobic views and hatred of all women TAT !
    I think the Avon and Somerset police should take a serious look at you !

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    • 168
      smoggie says:

      He’s got an alibi. He can’t drive yet.

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    • 172
      anonyfuck says:

      You know fuck all about tat you fucking newbie. tat was the prime lezza lover on this site for years. It’s clear you haven’t a clue about the real tat whatsoever, so do one.

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      • 179
        NIL POINTS says:

        You are incapable of loving anyone TAT
        you cant push your chair fast enough to catch up to them
        you are sick boy sick i tell you !

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      • 187
        A WOMAN says:

        Really and how many lezza’s did you actually get off with ?

        Let me guess somewhere between None and None
        you my friend read too many wank mag’s
        you have never been with a woman thats why you hate them
        you have no real idea what a woman smell’s like,feel’s like or even tastes like

        to come out with that which you did in post 140 and your other
        means you are beyond help and should be sectioned to Broadmoor Hospital

        and no i am not a newbie i’ve been around here as long as you have !

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  47. 164
    Gerry Rafferty RIP says:

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  48. 194
    PigAtTheTrough says:

    Today we will start to “adjust” Parliament’s expenses watchdog, to suit ourselves.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12116904

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  49. 195
    mrjohn says:

    Limit members to holding only one directorship at a time, break up the clique, and variation will emerge.

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  50. 201
    Jonah_Bruin says:

    Do you think men in skirts might qualify as women?

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  51. 203

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lib-dem-support-hits-alltime-low-2176158.html

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha..!!!!!

    What a bunch of fucking dicks….

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  52. 214
    Paul Marks says:

    British Conservatives face a choice similar (although even more stark) to the one that American Republicans faced after Bush came into office in 2001.

    It soon became clear that Bush was not much of a conservative – indeed that he was pushing big government P.C. policies (even the wars were not really about hunting down the enemies of America – they were Woodrow Wilson style crusades for democracy, stuff that Republicans would not normally have supported).

    However, Bush was “one of us” and one “has to” support “one of us as President”.

    That sort of thinking dragged the Republicans down into the mud (losing the House, the Senate, watching helplessly as government expanded out of control….) from which they are only now getting out (the jury is still out on whether they can really dig themselves out of the Bush era big government mud).

    With Cameron/Clegg the position is even more stark – in American terms these people are “Democrats” not Obama style Marxists pretending to be Democrats, but real Democrats (like F.D.R. or L.B.J.) there is nothing “conservative” about these people.

    So conservative organizations like the CPS have a choice – break with conservatism or go into opposition to a government that is just about as P.C. as the governments of Blair and Brown.

    They seem to have chosen to remain true to their conservative beliefs – i.e. go into opposition to Cameron/Clegg.

    Good.

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