January 26th, 2011

Adams Takes the Queen’s Shilling

He was happy to take the expenses, but now someone’s taking the mick. They say all political careers end in failure, but this has to be a new low:

There is some debate about whether Adams applied or had the constitutional position forced upon him. Hardly the point though when the crown is on the press release


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    Now he’s a Steward and a Bailiff.
    Is there no end to second and third jobs for MPs?

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    That’s just helping out giving someone a job “in these tough times” ™… just like in this clip we’re reminded who’s fault it all is.

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    Mal Feasence says:

    Hells teeth……………………..

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    Bob Dixon says:

    Only suicides cases should make a comment

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    Tachybaptus says:

    Cheer up. There’s no such place as Northstead now, so he can do no harm there.

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    ciasmaninlondon says:

    Presumably a call to the chiltern hundreds so that he can bring honour and justice to the thieves in the south.

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    Blackshirt Milliband says:

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    We must protect jobs with taxpayers money.

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    bbitgu says:

    Fuckin expesnses C-unt , Needs hangin , Adams is a wrong un.

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    Engineer says:

    The Manor of Northstead? I hope it’s been taken over for a landfill site, or a waste chemical dump.

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    Up sh1t creek says:

    Hey David, if you look in the gutter, the same one where you left the UK in, you might find some change there…. it’s all that’s left after 13 years of Labour.

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    Copper's Nark says:

    So the Plod have significant new information on the phone hacking. I guess they tipped off No10 last week and told them to get rid of Coulson PDQ.

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    Man With A Very Hot Bladder says:

    How can Adams be an MP if he has not taken the oath?

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    Tim says:

    Care to withdraw your accusations against John Bercow, then?

    You said yesterday that “In wanting to avoid giving the republican a headache, Bercow has altered the British constitution forever”

    It would appear that isn’t true…

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    solopolis says:

    Hang on. Where’s TaT? ;) I heard he likes beards….

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    bbitgu says:

    it just anit Cricket is it ?

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    Gerry Adams says:

    Fawkes, we have guns, you know.

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    solopolis says:

    We have Trident. Your call.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    An absentee landlord!

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    solopolis says:

    Oh and in the meantime, shut up or I’ll set your dad on you.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Is the Movement for Change a Newer New Generation? Already?

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    Engineer says:

    1) The last time they had ‘significant new evidence’, the witness blabbed to the papers about knowing something, but wouldn’t talk to Plod. What makes you think this might be different?

    2) Coulson’s still there. He’ll walk away in due course, with nothing proven against him.

    3) Apparently, it was not just News International hacking phones. An allegation against the Daily Mirror was made last week. Is this the tip of an iceberg?

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    jgm2 says:


    Or his brother. Isn’t it?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Scarborough. Probably filled with retired people from leeds.

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    Anonymous says:

    Bloody fat cats; Revolving doors; Sucking on the teet of the state; Jobs for the boys.; government waste; where’s the accountability; burn the quangos in Northstead; he must have something on the chancellor; blah blah blah etc. etc.

    What a strange way to run a country. A letter to the speaker seems far more civilised to me. Anyway, at least now his constituents can choose somebody else to not represent them in the house.

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    Stepney says:

    Any chance another fucker who never turns up to the commons but is happy to take the cash can be foisted out as the Baliff of Neverneverland? Or is Kirkaldy happy for the madman to sit on his fat arse all day spending our taxes on kitkats?

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    nell says:

    And how much are they paying him for this non-job?

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    jgm2 says:

    Morticia Adams on his left looks glum.

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    Engineer says:

    The way inflation’s going, he’ll have to rename it Movement for The Folding Stuff quite soon.

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    Ampers says:

    They should have given him an area we need blowing up. How about the Bailiff of Brussels?

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    Demetrius says:

    Northstead is in Scarborough and has a nice lake where in the past they used to do battles between miniature battleships. There must be a moral here.

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    jgm2 says:

    Time for a ‘Movement for Banknotes’.

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    Engineer says:

    Or it’s fallen into the North Sea.

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    jgm2 says:

    I believe it pays exactly what he’s worth.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    cross fingers.


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    bbitgu says:

    As long as he stops bombing london then whatever……..

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    nell says:

    Does that mean zilch zero nothing?

    If so what’s the point of the appointment? Or can he claim expenses like the troughing Lords in lieu of salary?

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    Anonymous says:

    Maggot TaT fantasises about scraping the smeg from his winkie with the gap in her teeth.

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    More worried about the bearded lady in the lilac.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Guido was on about this the other day. MPs are not allowed to resign.

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    nell says:


    You surely can’t mean gordon ‘mad as a hatter’ brown? He is currently frantically travelling the world with his global growth plan, that he says will create 25 million jobs and take 100million out of poverty, in the desperate hope that someone is going to offer him an internation job with loadsa money attached.

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    Engineer says:

    Sounds reasonable. We couldn’t hope for a small shipwreck and oilslick as well, could we.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    He’s probably still on an old thread arguing with himself and everyone else on there. He will probably realise he’s on his own around 3am and then come and bomb this thread for 10 hours.

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    jgm2 says:



    No wonder he turned into a psychotic murderer’s frontman.

    In a surreal twist that only the Catholic Church could manage St Gerard Majella (a man) is the patron saint of pregnant women. How’s that for gender equality eh?

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    Bailiff’s Irish Scream.


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    Anonymous says:

    I think you’re right. That stupid quim makes my day.

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    bbitgu says:

    Guess murdering hundreds of people does not stop you becoming a Mp.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    How can any of them be called “Honourable MP for ..” when they’re all rotten thieving liars?

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    solopolis says:

    Perhaps an American oil platform would be more appropriate?

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    solopolis says:

    Bloody cache clearing!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I was mildly amused that both kilroy-silk and Matthew Parris had taken on this difficult post.

    4 February 1931 Thomas Isaac Mardy Jones “Allowed his wife and daughter to use House of Commons rail travel vouchers”

    24 November 1958 Ian Harvey “Found engaging in sexual acts with a Coldstream guardsman in St James’s Park”

    Finally, what could have been a rather awkward christmas if he went too:
    17 December 1985 Resigned in protest to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.[64]
    Paisley, Ian
    Forsythe, Clifford
    Maginnis, Ken
    Robinson, Peter
    Smyth, Martin
    Walker, Cecil
    Powell, Enoch

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    bergen says:

    It is an office of profit under the Crown.Presumably Adams either had to take it to quit the Commons or be ineligible for the Dail.Alternatively.athough he had never taken his seat,I assume that they could not elect anyone else unless he did so.If Sinn Fein wanted to keep the seat for themselves,Adams had no alternative.

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    jgm2 says:

    He’s a fucking lunatic.

  55. 55
    Gordon McRuin says:

    Global, global, global, global, new world order, global, global, global, new world order, global, global, global……..

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Ah, that will be a 0% increase on the last offer then?

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    And your chosen subject is pornographic etymology 1920 - present day says:

    Quim? Penthouse, 1970’s I believe.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    I don’t suppose he said what “taking 100 million out of poverty” would cost?

    In May 1997, 1 in 3 British children lived at or below the poverty line. By May 2010, after 13 years and hundreds of billions of pounds ‘invested’, 1 in 3 British children lived at or below the poverty line.

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    jgm2 says:

    He’ll claim credit for the Indians and Chinese creating 25 million jobs and dragging 100,000,000 of them out of poverty. Which, indirectly he did, by squandering a trillion quid of borrowed money paying his legion of public servant so they could all get little plastic toys in their Happy Meals and afford the latest i-shit.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Now he’s got this post, he’s an MP no longer. As Far as I know, Adams has never relenquished his primary job as Chief IRA apologist and Fund Raiser. It would be nice if he could find the time to jog a few memories so all those “disappeared” Catholics the IRA was protecting could be given a Christian burial.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    British poverty, for British children.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Oh. And I missed out on Mandleson and Boris, and the chap who was “Found engaging in sexual acts with a 17-year-old nightclub hostess on a park bench”

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    I hate Blinky says:

    I thought Cameron was on top form today at PMQs. Ed was fried.

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    What's wrong with that says:

    ‘Found engaging in sexual acts with a 17-year-old nightclub hostess on a park bench”

    Let he who is without sin…

  65. 65
    ***PRESS*** says:

    No. No he wasn’t. NO he wasn’t. He wasn’t, he wasn’t, he wasn’t.

    And to prove it – here’s a youtube clip of Hague.

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    But what will your leader Der Fuher-Pope say Paddy Fawkes? says:

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’d suggest he without sin have a long weekend in scarborough.

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    Engineer says:

    It was a different 1 in 3. Before 1997, anybody with a job was just about able to keep their children above the poverty line. Now, anybody on benefits can keep their children above the poverty line, but many people with jobs can’t.

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    SpotTheDog says:

    Is that you Samantha?

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    Dave's CCHQ arselicking squad says:

    Another tat youtube that will make Dave popular again

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    bbitgu says:

    Death to Ed Balls.

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    Dave's CCHQ arselicking squad says:

    not new zealand ?

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    nohandsclapping says:

    What is the exchange rate between Queen’s Shillings and Euro cents?

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    This story is inaccurate. Gerry Adams has had an official apology for the innacuracy of the PM’s comments. Sinn Féin would never accept such a title.

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    SpotTheDog says:

    Is that you Frances?

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Manfred Mann had a mighty one.

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    Give us another £7BILLION Bailout Osborne, Begorrah! says:

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    As a former Sinn Féin member, I can say that this type of dissemination is very typical. It has simply zero basis in fact.

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    Give us another £7BILLION Bailout Osborne, Begorrah! says:

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    So in other words, from a woman’s point of view, a potential mate who is unemployed – and probably unemployable – is a better bet than one in a job?

    Human evolution is about to take a serious hit.

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    rotten thieving liars ? says:

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    bbitgu says:

    wont be the first or the last time , guido will blame it on Tory Bear…….

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    ++BREAKING NEWS++ says:

    Former News of the World head of news Ian Edmondson sacked amid phone-hacking inquiry

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    come on without,
    come on within

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    jgm2 says:


    Or the Pope. Isn’t it?

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    ++BREAKING NEWS++ says:

    Police have launched a fresh investigation into phone hacking after receiving “significant new information”, Scotland Yard has said.

    The information relates to hacking at the News of the World in 2005, which led to its royal editor being jailed.

    The BBC has learned the paper sacked former head of news Ian Edmondson on Tuesday following an internal inquiry.

    A source said a trawl of his e-mails had found “highly damaging evidence” that had been passed to the police.

    Mr Edmondson was suspended from active duties in December 2010 after he was identified in court documents as having instructed private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to access phone messages.

    Mr Mulcaire was jailed for six months in 2007 alongside royal editor Clive Goodman, who got four months, for hacking into the mobile phones of royal aides.

    The new inquiry will be moved from the Met Police’s counter terrorism command to the specialist crime directorate.

    It comes after the resignation last week of Prime Minister David Cameron’s official spokesman Andy Coulson, who said the media storm surrounding ongoing hacking claims had distracted him from doing his job properly.

    A series of inquiries and legal cases involving public figures is investigating just how widespread the practice was.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Murdering thousands of people doesn’t stop you being re-elected as Prime Minister either.

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    Oh dear! looks like Dave's arselickers are full of shit as usual says:

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    bbitgu says:

    If he is a former then that means he doesnt work there anyoomre ????

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    ++BREAKING NEWS++ says:

    I think it means he was either suspended or moved to another position pending the outcome of the internal inquiry.

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    Andy Coulson says:

    I know all your secrets Dave. If I go down you go down with me.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    As a former Sinn Fein member, can you throw any light on the unmarked graves of the disappeared?

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    jgm2 says:

    You’ve obviously never been to Newcastle or Glasgow. Evolution didn’t just take a ‘hit’ – it went into full reverse. We’re talking the hair-balls and sticking plasters and children’s turds that got stuck in the filter of the fucking gene pool.

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    albacore says:

    No. They’ll crap on their own doorstep for half a crown.

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    jdennis_99 says:

    So, Adams wrote a letter to the Speaker saying he was resigning. The Speaker said he can’t resign until he applies for an Office of Profit under the Crown. George Osborne seems to have taken his public statement of resignation as such an application, and has therefore appointed him Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead. But Adams has to accept such an appointment for a by-election to be held, which he probably won’t do. And until a by-election is announced, he is still – technically – an MP.

    The rules are mad. But they are the rules, so Adams should follow them, regardless of how he feels about the system. He didn’t seem to have any problem following the rules when claiming his Parliamentary expenses, despite never having taken up his seat.

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    Banker Wankers who weren't bailed by BRITISH taxpayers according to the retard jgm2 says:

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    Jasper Carrott says:

    You’re the nutter on the number 11 bus.

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    Lying to Parliament is a big no-no Andy says:

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    bbitgu says:

    Worked for Tony blair ok.

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    tWats on drugs says:

    tWats found this thread, LMAO.

    Posted 4:49pm video
    5:00 pm video
    5:00 pm four word ‘reply’
    5:02 pm video
    5:03 pm video
    5:03 pm four word ‘reply’
    5:04 pm video
    5:05 pm video
    5:07 pm cut and paste
    5:08 pm copy post
    5:09 pm video

    The obsessive loon returns! What a weapons grade dickhead!

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    Jasper Carrott says:

    Who are you calling a nutter, nutter?

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    When are you going to move out of your parents' basement? says:

    Yap Yap Yap!

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    You know, in the right light ... says:

    Wouldn’t say I’d object to banging flint to see what sparks I can get …

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    Johnny says:

    Yes exactly. He’s publicly denying it of course to save face and his republican credentials and claims he wrote a resignation letter to the Speaker and that was that. I suspect he privately accepted the crown office as it was his only way of resigning his seat but agreed with No10 that he would deny all knowledge. They accepted this to prevent a mildly annoying constitutional issue having to be dealt with. Both know it’ll soon blow over and is really not of that much interest to most people.

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    jgm2 says:

    He doesn’t have any choice. He’s been appointed. Anyway, it’s just a load of procedural BS to give Gerard his P45 so he can give the Irish Parly the benefit of his wisdom.

    And may the Lord have mercy on your souls.

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    jgm2 says:

    Although, to be fair, which I like to think I am, it is total BS this Chiltern Hundreds stuff. Surely all it needs is a show of hands and they can change the rules on this one. An MP should be able to resign without going through that pantomime.

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    Mauldeth circle jerker says:

    Never forgiven Adams or his friends for blowing up the footbridge between M&S and the Arndale Centre Manchester and my bank around the corner.

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    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Despite her ministerial commitments, Caroline still makes time for my parliamentary escort agency, at a very reasonable £150 per hour (anal £50 extra). To avoid falling foul of anti-discrimination laws, I would point out that gays are very welcome at the agency, and Tristram Hunt has been stocking up on KY waiting for the rush.

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    Tom Tomos says:


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    jgm2 says:

    They should create ‘An office of Profit Under the Crown’ specially for Gerard.

    ‘Royalist spy and informer to MI5′.

    That’ll fuck him.

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    nell says:

    I have no idea what all the fuss over hacking is about. So they listened in to people like prezza trying to pick up shoddy women or oilyvaz trying to make shoddy deals or damian and edb planning on who to smear or stab in the back next.

    These people need exposing.

    And look, they produced the very excellent resuly of tommy sheridan getting 3 years for dishonesty in court!!

    Less police backroom boys and more NOTW phone hacking I say.

    Nothing to hide nothing to fear as the saying goes.

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    Johnny says:

    He would say that though. Better he can say those slippery Brits did it behind his back. Then…oh well…it’s done now…such is life and remain a good fenian.

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    Usual fork-tongued reply from Gerry says:

    I would like to think that all victims of violence would be remembered and not single out any individual.

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    nell says:

    bliar and alastairc – lied to the cabinet, lied to parliament, lied to the people over the ‘little’ question of a major war that killed thousands of innocent civilians and hundreds of our men.

    phone hacking pales into total indignificance when compared to that.

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    Mauldeth circle jerker says:

    He accepted that the rules apply to him because he claimed and was paid his expenses,I presume that’s why they went ahead with this appointment,good one for the lawyers to get their 25th house out off.

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    Anonymous says:

    What happened to not negotiating with terrorists? Now we give them jobs?

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    Sir Cum Spect says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Fuck of Adams. Hope the murdering bastard dies soon.

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    One man's terrorist is anothers freedom fighter says:

    Get real…….The British Empire has always negotiated with “terrorists” throughout its long history…Makarios;Mugabe;Ben Gurion to name but three(there are countless others before and after)……the thing that Britain is famous for is its hypocrisy

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    Chamberlain says:


    What a twat the new Steward is. Loved Dodds’ emigrating crack.

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    Alfred Rosenberg says:

    Fuck off you Fenian bastard

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    Julius Streicher says:

    Hi Al! Long time no see since Nuremberg – noose not to tight I hope…

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    A. Hack says:

    Could I have your telephone number(s) please? It’d save us a lot of trouble…

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    Tone Wolfe says:

    Like the original Guido Fawkes who tried to blow up Parliament 405 years ago? I am surprised that today’s GF does not feel greater affinity with the endeavours of the IRA given their common hostility towards the institutions of the British government.

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    Phantom says:

    After work Drinky-poo meets keyboard.

    Genius work.

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    Phantom says:

    Well I suppose switching support to the Labour Party means you don’t have to kill your leader in cold blood does it?

    Mind you… doesn’t stop Labour leader killing thousands of innocent people on the back of a PhD thesis from the internet does it.

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    Mike Litorus says:

    To be fair, Labour were going to spend fuckall either given that the printers are going to run out of paper and ink at the rate they are going…

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    Phantom says:

    I’ll wager that this will exonerate Coulson and leave Edmondson to carry the can.

    Wonder if the Groiny-ad and the BBC will then apologise for harrassing Coulson?

    Will they bollocks.

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    Phantom says:

    Now, now… a long degenerative physical illness first and meeting his end by leaving the gas on….

    As he’s blasted out of the bedroom window, a few moments of empathy as he sails across the street and gravity takes its course.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    I’ve driven through Glasgow, several times (on my way to Fort William and further north – Wester Ross). I had my doors locked and I didn’t stop.

    I’ve never been to Newcastle. But I have been to Hastings. If that’s the shape of things to come, we are in trouble.

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    Comedy Gold says:

    Guido, you could do worse than have an on running blog of Gerry Adams efforts to discuss the economy in the Republic of Ireland. Its hilarious watching.
    Yesterday he was solving the debt problem, today he was saying he didnt know the VAT rate.

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    Anonymous says:

    ‘but now someone’s taking the mick’ Very clever.

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    Anonymous says:

    can’t he just take the post for technical reasons then resign it and go on TV laughing at the stupid British and their insane system

  135. 135
    Anonymous says:

    I lived in Manchester at the time and still can’t forgive the for blowing up the cathedral and the Royal Exchange but the Arndale? He should be given a K for destroying that shithole.

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    Jatrius says:


  137. 137
    Anonymous says:

    That’s Les Dawson.

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    tattyboy the nutter says:


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    tattyboy the nutter says:


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    Goodness gracious me sahib says:

    Two spades and a frog : 1

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    solopolis says:

    They’re all in it together.

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    Phonehackers 4 U says:

    Fuck off Maguire.

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    Airey Belvoir says:

    Harvey Proctor – now to be found ‘assisting’ the Duke of Rutland.

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    Hava Nagilah says:

    We must support the glorious holy Oirish crusade to stop proddies from wearing condoms.

    We must support the holy ethnic cleansing of Oirland, so that none may dwell within the 32 counties who is not a pureblooded Oirishman – and let’s have none of yer lip about the number of pureblooded Oirishmen who live in Glasgow and Liverpool sucking up welfare money and showing no apparent interest in making aliyah to the Promised Land of Erin.

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    Hava Nagilah says:

    Indeed. It’s mildly amusing that the proprietor of this blog has chosen as his nom de plume a murderous religious fundamentalist who spent much of his life as a hired gun in a Spanish army that murdered and raped its way across the Netherlands for half a century. The real Guido Fawkes didn’t want to free England; he wanted to bring in the Inquisition and purge the country of anyone who didn’t share his religious views. Which isn’t exactly libertarian of him, is it?

    There is a definite purblindness on the part of Roman Catholics about their history of genocide against pretty much anyone and everyone who belongs a different religion.

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    0151n says:

    What’s pathetic about all of this, is
    1) that what ought to be a procedural issue (“I resign”) is not only raised to the level of a “constitutional” issue, when the use of that word in the UK is as bizarro-backwards as “Public School”;
    2) that you, Guido, don’t actually see how absurd this makes the British attitude to such look to any country with an actual Constitution (hint: it’s a fundamental law of the land by which all other laws and the legislature are legally compelled to follow – it’s not a set of sometimes really dumb political habits).
    3) that all of you, despite the institutionalised asshattery you are trapped in, actually think you’re the clever ones!

    We’re not laughing with you, we’re laughing at you.

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