January 31st, 2011

Disaster Dave v Jonah Brown

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, so Guido was highly amused to see the Daily Mirror attempt to steal his Curse of Jonah meme and apply it to “Disaster Dave”. While the fact that Cameron saying good luck to the Scottish not British “star” Andy Murray, off-form Lewis Hamilton and the England World Cup team did coincide with losses, it’s odd the Mirror couldn’t work the England cricket team, who Cameron wrote to before they departed for down south, into their story.

Cameron may well yet bring down planes from the sky, floods, fire and a banking meltdown, but until then there will be only one Jonah…


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

    He wished the Cricket team well and we retained the ashes , Not as bad as Gordon ………..yet!


  2. 4
    Dorian Smith says:

    Cameron should write to the Mirror and wish them well in the future.


    • 121
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      You clearly have not understood. The curse has nothing to do with Cameron its been patented by Jonah. Now if he went to open some new Mirror offices…


  3. 5
    Anonymous says:

    In the interests of balance, the Mirror should have pointed out that the at the 2007 World Cup, the England team had to cope with Jonah in the same stadium


  4. 6
    Gordon Brown says:

    I saved the world! Yes, me! Only me! I did! There’s only one Gordon Brown! I saved the world and the British economy!


  5. 8
    Gordon Brown says:

    I sent a good luck card to Hosni Mubarak.


    • 51
      Neil Al Kinnocchio says:

      Hosni’s NCD Party is, of course, like the Labour Party, a member of the Socialist International.

      Congratulations to a fellow fighter for working class rights.


      • 124
        misterned says:

        That is why the current labour party’s approach to what is happening in Egypt amounts to yet another blank piece of paper.


  6. 9
    blog churnalism says:

    People were doing the Curse of Cameron long before the mirror just as people were doing the curse of Brown long before you Fawkes.


  7. 10
    egyptologist says:

    Maybe Dave’s just useless at everything – a mediocre Jonah at best.


  8. 12
    Andy Coulson's Mouthpiece says:

    I’ll see my replacement reimburses you well for all the slavish Cameron Spin you’ve been doing lately GF.


  9. 14

    When “Dave” does a gurnfest youtube vid that looks more like an out-take from The Office than a Prime Ministerial communication then I’ll buy into the Mirror’s attempt to create a meme.

    Until then I’ll remind myself that it’s a paper aimed at the fag end of Labour’s client state legumes and trust that the Cameroons not worry about it.


  10. 16
    Mike Hunt says:

    Does anyone with more than one brain cell still read the Mirror?


  11. 17
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido , Will you be annouceing the winner of the Caption Comp today ?

    ( Has fingers and toes crossed:-) )


  12. 28
    Anonymus says:

    I don’t believe in superstition. (touches wood)

    [thats a knob joke by the way]


  13. 31
    AV or not AV, that is the question says:

    In less important political news, Cameron is going to have to step in personally in the House of Lords row to ensure Nick get’s his AV vote and stays Lib Dem Leader for a bit longer.


    • 38

      …And to get through the important bit. The end of the gerrymandering of constituency boundaries under new Labour.


      • 47
        it's small potatoes, cast iron sold the right a pup yet again says:

        Boundary changes costs the Lib dems far more in seats than Labour and is a net seat gain of only about 10 for the Tories. Hardly the revolution promised, but that’s the point.
        Dave promised the right in his Party the earth to get the AV vote and when they see it’s another damp squib they will just have to lump it like yet another Euro bailout.


        • 53
          jgm2 says:

          Is that an extra 10 out of 650 seats or 10 out of 600 seats? Ie a ‘swing’ of 20 seats out of 600?

          I’m betting those disappearing 50 seats will be heavily Labour too to address their built-in gerrymandering.

          Oh dear. How sad.


          • here's a mug now, he believed Dave! Awwww... isn't that cute says:

            A possible 10 out of the whole new 600 with the boundary changes IF the vote percentage for the Tories remained the same it was in May last year.

            Sadly for a toryboy lickspittle you it won’t be and Dave will be lucky to get even that paltry 10, of which the Lib Dems have lost far more seats than Labour while almost all the rest remain unchanged.

            you sound like one of the right wing mugs sold a pup by Cast Iron Cameron.

            Oh dear! How sad.


        • 86
          Old dog no tricks says:

          Surely the aim of any bondary changes should be to do away with safe seats and force MPs to listen to their constituents rather than the Whips !

          the Only reason CMD is cutting down on the number of seats is so that he can threaten back benchers with not getting selected (by him) in the next election.

          As with everything – look for the devil when it comes from a politician or a ‘tax payer funded pressure group’.


        • 90
          jgm2 says:

          Is that an extra 10 out of 650 seats or 10 out of 600 seats? Ie a ‘swing’ of 20 seats out of 600?

          I’m b*t*ing those disappearing 50 seats will be heavily Labour too to address their built-in gerrymandering.

          Oh dear. How sad.


        • 126
          misterned says:

          It would be a net gain of about 40 seats actually based on equal allocation of votes.


      • 59
        Engineer says:

        It won’t be the end of Labour gerrymandering. Just a temporary correction. The little tinkers will be at it again at the earliest opportunity.


        • 63
          Calamity Clegg says:

          a temporary correction at the expense of mostly Lib Dem seats

          that was the quid pro quo for getting AV through


          • Engineer says:

            Slightly messier than that. Lots of ‘unintended consequences’ going on, but then politics is a dirty business.


          • Osama the Nazarene says:

            Cleggy and his boys and girls were promising the removal of 100 or more seats so Cam was pushing at an open door.


    • 44
      Engineer says:

      Not really a surprise. If the ex-Commons yobbos introduce uncouth practices like fillibustering to the quiet contemplative calm of their Lordships’ House, then they can’t be too surprised if similarly uncouth measures such as guillotines are deployed to counter their feral ways.

      That said, Lord Strathclyde may have mixed feelings about this. It’s rumoured that he enjoys a biy of filly-bustering.


    • 45
      My enemy's enemy is my friend says:

      If Labour’s over-promoted thugs in the Lords are holding up the show then AV has to be a good thing.


      • 50
        Yes to AV is winning says:

        Yes to AV is currently leading in the polls

        Bad luck for Guido’s chums in the No camp


        • 58
          jgm2 says:

          Aren’t Labour in the ‘No’ camp too?

          I know it was in their manifesto but so it was in 1997 and their first act on getting a 200 or 300 seat majority was to renege on that.


          • Cast Iron Cameron says:

            In their Manifesto ? Like no plans to raise VAT or pledging a Lisbon referendum ? Cast Iron didn’t renege on those did he ? Oh that’s right! He did.


          • jgm2 says:

            Lisbon Referendum? In the manifesto? Wasn’t that Labour? Weren’t they the ones in government?


          • Cast Iron Cameron says:

            Which makes Dave is as bad as Brown for lying about it.


          • jgm2 says:

            The way it works is you put your policies in a manifesto. If you win you’re expected to carry through those policies. So, Labour promised a referendum in 2005 and won, with a majority ,and reneged on the referendum. The Tories were defeated. The voters rejected their manifesto and so they don’t get to determine policy. They did however vote for a referendum as promised. Unlike Labour. And the Liberals.

            I’m sure it’s jolly amusing and diverting for Labour HQ to say Dave reneged on a Lisbon referendum but the fact is that it was Labour and the Liberals who reneged.

            As you well know.


          • Steve Miliband says:

            ‘No plans to raise VAT’ is a soundbite not a policy. If it was a policy it would be in the manifesto as ‘We will not raise VAT’


          • misterned says:

            “‘No plans to raise VAT’”

            That is something all parties stated before the election as a way of not making any actual commitment to not raise VAT.

            It meant that all three main parties were actually inclined to raise VAT, even labour who have flat out lied about their own plans ever since.


  14. 34
    Desperate Dan says:

    British soldiers have died in Afghanistan as a result of Miliprat’s unwelcome visit to the troops.


  15. 35

    Not going to work is it?
    Gordon Brown is in a class of his own for f*ckuppery.


    • 37
      the public says:

      who was he again ?


      • 48
        jgm2 says:

        The man who put the ‘denial’ in ‘deficit’.


      • 60

        He was in a popular comedy act in the mid 90’s. Originally two hairdresser, ‘Tony & Gay’ hit the big time after appearing as a warm up act for John Smith in 1994.

        Tony was the funny one. he had the best lines and a winning smile. Gordon was the straight one. In a comedy sense at least.

        Catchphrases included ‘Esdukation, ejducation, edukaskin’ and I’m a pretty dodgy kinda guy.” Tony’s most famous line was ‘The people’s ”
        He used it for everything. “People’s post office.’ ‘People’s power shower.’ ‘People’s structural deficit.’

        Gordon had good lines too.
        “0%” he shouted when anything vaguely money related came up in a sketch.
        “You’re a bit bigotty, old lady”
        “I blame Sue..She’s American”
        “I was elected by a majority..A majority of one..Me!”

        Tony became a successful stand-up, touring all the big cities. He has a permanent at the UN in Las Vegas.

        I heard Gordon was in casualty for a bit. whether that was as an actor or for self harm was not reported.


  16. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Mirror readers are thick aren’t they?


  17. 43
    SaltPetre says:

    Andy Murray comes across as an arrogant, spoilt, scowling petulant little prick…who never wins anything! But he was like that when Jonah was in charge, so I can’t blame Cameron.


    • 56
      Steve Miliband says:

      The Jonah curse is everlasting – once he wished someone luck, that’s their career over.


    • 62
      annnnoyperson says:

      The only original idea the Daily Mirror had was when they used Insider dealing and faked news stories to cheat their readers out of their money. Still, seeing as Captain Bob ripped of the Mirrorpensioners…

      Then, of course, there were the faked soldier torture pictures.

      The Daily Mirror. Hardly a paper of record, is it?


      • 72
        Engineer says:

        Didn’t they have the Fake Sheik extracting information by deception, as well?


      • 104
        jgm2 says:

        Oh yeah. Cap’n Bob. Plundered the Mirror pensioners and bought himself a yacht and a helicopter and left them penniless. I used to feel sorry for them until I remembered that they (and their successors) were the ones who were cheering Brown on while he plundered everybody else’s pension.

        Karma man.


      • 128
        Refuse bucket says:

        annony, you have hit on the main reason why I refuse to watch Morgan’s new love fest with inconsequential celebs on the telly.


    • 81
      Making plans for Nigel says:

      Could be worse he could be English !


      • 87
        jgm2 says:

        If you want an Englishman who hates England as much as Murray then it would have to be Jack Straw. I don’t suppose he’s much good at tennis either though.


  18. 49
    Nick Clegg's Right Foot says:

    You must also remember that David Cameron from beyond the sperm wished Nazi Germany good luck!


  19. 67
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into Dave at a party once…..


  20. 76
    Anonymous says:

    AFAIC politicians who have photo-ops or publicly wish sportsmen/teams good luck are hostages to fortune.

    Besides which, do they really think that the public thinks that they enhance their own popularity by doing so?


  21. 89
  22. 97
    the last quango in paris says:

    You have all forgotten how the curse works – once damned by Jonah you are perpetually damned – did Jonah not wish Murray luck in the past? Did Jonah not (through gritted teeth) wish England well? Dave on so many levels is trying to mend the evil done by Jonah.

    PS – are we still paying for Jonah not to turn up in Parliament whilst he makes money elsewhere?


  23. 105
    the last quango in paris says:

    surely there must be a minimum appearance rule or something ? who do we complain to? bercow?


  24. 108
    Gordon Brown says:

    I wish Billy Bowden the best of luck with the caption contest.


  25. 119
    bird with small brain says:

    This thread had a hell of a lot of postings between 12pm and 1.30 ish. I can only assume that it was the bankers’ lunch hour.


  26. 120
    I hate New Labour says:

    To be fair, most of what Cameron touches has turned to sh1t.

    He barely scraped into power against the most despised incumbent PM in living memory.


  27. 132

    […] Disaster Dave Vs. Jonah Brown – Guy Fawkes’ blog […]


  28. 133
    Ratsniffer says:

    Dave’s as wet as a box of slugs but as far as jinxing is concerned, he’s got a long way to go before he is anything like the Calamatous Caledonian Konk Picker.


  29. 136
    Anonymous says:

    Occasional fun is to be had when stopping off to read the bear baiting on Maguire’s blog. The Left is so full of contradictions the idiots fall for it every time someone posts a reasoned response.


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