February 1st, 2011

Latham and the Libyans

On the day it is revealed by Wikileaks that a government minister gave the Libyans advice on how to secure Al-Megrahi’s release and Gus O’Donnell announces he is opening up the files, it seems the the Guidoisation of politics is continuing.

Tory backbencher Pauline Latham asked the House earlier whether the government had any plans to start sending British cancer patients for treatment in Libya “given their higher survival rate”. Clearly a fan of Guy New’s Al Megrahi Watch. Fifteen months and counting since the beaks said he would die.



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

    al meghai watch was brilliant !!!!


  2. 2

    I heard Al-Megrahi’s pet tortoise died the other day.


  3. 3
    Tom Baldwin says:

    As with the pupil premium which just moves money for schools from one pot to another while reducing overall funding, it is now clear that pensioners are being short-changed by the Tory-led government too. New analysis by the right wing political blogger,Guido Fawkes,shows the true impact of this government’s measures on pensioners. Far from increasing incomes as they would have us believe, VAT increases and other changes to the small print of pensions mean that the average pensioner household will be worse off by around £240 next year. The largest chunk of this will be a result of the increase in VAT, which will hit pensioners by around £212 a year. And the picture is set to get worse. Indeed, the IFS find that by 2014 the average pensioner household will be out of pocket to the tune of £367. For older and more vulnerable pensioners who rely on extra support, the impact is likely to be much greater.


    • 5
      Stupid Wanker Alert says:

      Whereas they were looked after royally by the Labour Government


    • 12
      Tankboy says:

      Are you on drugs?

      Silly question


    • 15

      I always stop reading as soon as I get to the words “Tory-led.”
      If I wanted to read propaganda i’d buy ‘The crash.’


      • 18

        It continues to astonish me that anyone still believes there is any substantive difference between the three parties.

        Wake the fuck up. They’re all traitors.


        • 22
          Phil EStein says:

          Said the traitor


        • 26
          I Remember You Hoo says:

          As you correctly assert, the big three are all wings of the same UK hating, treacherous elite. Their disagreements are synthetic management style issues, nothing of any substance and if the roles were reversed they wuld all follow the same broad direction on everything.


    • 62
      Gordon Brown stole my pension says:

      “New analysis .. shows the true impact of this government’s measures on pensioners”

      Old analysis shows the true impact by the last governments measures on pensioners. qv Brown’s £10bn p.a raid on pension funds.


    • 97
      Audemus Dicere says:

      Shut up Baldwin, you waste of space.

      I know your intellectual capacity is rather limited, but surely even someone of your decidedly unspectacular “ability” can see that the rubbish you have posted is totally irrelevant to the topic at hand.


    • 117
      Thunderbox says:

      Then I will urge my fellow pensioners to purchase less expensive wines to drink with our dinner.


    • 232
      Arfur Daley says:

      You are Martin Day and I claim my free five pounds. Please send c/o the Lockup, Fulham, SW6


  4. 7
    Deep Who says:

    Fucking Blair and Brown up to no good again. Yet they are still lionised in the eyes of many. Fucking corrupt venal assholes.


    • 27
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      I don’t know who in this country outside of their wealthy media and corporate serving circles, who has any particular regard for the disgusting Bliar clan. As for McRuin, everyone I meet HATES the man. The MSM are, as always, way behind the game, inside their self serving bubble.


    • 116
      Mike Litorus says:

      Like they say, some people would vote for a dog turd if it was painted red, although these particular dog turds were not painted red…


  5. 8

    A beak is a term used to describe a teacher; a doctor is usually called a quack.


    • 14
      Deep Who says:

      Beak is also used in reference to authority such as magistrate or judge. The judges let him go on advice of the docs.


    • 25
      The Devil's Handcart says:

      Quite right, I thought it read strangely.

      According to the Shorter Oxford, ‘beak’ was thieves’ cant for a magistrate in the late 18th Century, becoming salng for a schoolmaster in the 19th C.

      So much useful stuff to discover with Mr. Fawkes.


      • 31
        Jethro says:

        … strictly, I suppose ‘quack’ (from ‘quacksalver’) ought yo refer to a promoter of patent medicines (Sir Thomas Browne has a wonderful bit about ‘quacksalvers, Saltimbancoes, and Charlatans’ in ‘Religio Medici’). Wasn’t the older term ‘the leech’?


        • 77
          PD77 says:

          Does seem to ring a bell and if I recall there were also keepers for the royal leeches too, among other positions like wiper of the royal bottom and my favourite the royal taster, if it was me my last words would be “The food’s to die for your majessss….”.


        • 209
          Sally Silly-Kate says:

          Jeth, you got that right mate.


  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t he convicted on the word of some Maltese shopkeeper who was bunged loadsa dosh by the Yanks?


  7. 10
    Tankboy says:

    Gus “one rule for you, one rule for his Toniness” O Donnell


    • 17

      It was the right thing to do


      • 29
        Dick the Prick says:

        But it was all Sir Gusset’s fine work that formed the co-alition. No one else was involved, his genius saved the day, his strategic foresight and brilliance wasn’t simply a matter of ordering tea & biscuits, hiring rooms, making sure the photocopier worked; oh no, not at all, never. Wanker.


  8. 11
    Al-Magrahi's Mate says:

    Who is actually giving a fuck for these dead Americans? Americans go all around the world killing people so fuck them if they take a hit back.


    • 38
      The Paragnostic says:

      A few Jocks were killed too…
      OK – get your point…


      • 138
        Fucking Disgrace says:

        And more than a few “jocks” are being killed in Afghanistan you disgusting little ignorant cowardly racist fuckwitted little englander f ucker.


        • 153
          The comment that shames this site says:

          The Paragnostic is a fucking disgrace !


        • 193

          I’m a Taff, you whingeing Jock c’unt!

          And correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it Blair (‘educated’ at Fettes in Eninburgh) who got us into the whole Afghan thing in the first place? We only let you into the Union because you were broke after the Darien cock up, and from the evidence of the last bunch of bastards to hold power you seem intent on buggering our economy too.


          • The Beano Years says:

            Para – word in the Afghan coffee shops is that Blair was also born in Scotchtapeland


          • tatspotting says:

            He’s not a sweatie; it’s the Guildford Taliban being offensive again.

            Has a bee in his bonnet about the “illegal war” in Afghanistan.


          • Fucking Disgrace says:

            Smokescreen , your a fucking disgrace saying that . Men ,women and Children were killed that night and you think it funny and you the try to justify your scum ugly humour by trying to give a history lesson. Oh yes will that justifies it doesnt it. Hang your head in shame you fucking disgraceful excuse for a human being !


          • Anonymous says:

            The Welsh are dirty horrible flem eating back stabbing bastards whom I wouldnt turn my back on for a minute. As far as i can see They have contributed fuck all to the sum of human knowledge except for Max fucking Boyce !! Dear God.
            The paragnostic fits nicely into this decription.


  9. 13
    Impartiality says:

    This is a scandal! I’ll watch BBC news at six tonight to get the full story.


    • 30
      A BBC Spokesperson says:

      Er, no you will not.


      • 40
        Impartiality says:

        Not even a mention!
        The researchers probably just need more time to verify the authenticity of the evidence.

        It’ll probably be reported on News at Ten tonight, or maybe Newsnight.

        Good old BBC!


        • 63
          PD77 says:

          Don’t get out much do you?


        • 66
          Tessa Tickles says:

          It took quite a while before the BBC could bring itself to report the (bad for Labour) story.

          For most of the day, Google News showed the story was being reported by more than 1,000 websites. The BBC’s wasn’t one of them.


          • BBC Tumbleweed Watch says:

            I can confirm the story was covered by BBC Scotland at 6.45pm or thereabouts (local news starting at 6.30pm of course).

            It followed a longish couple of stories about offenders being given community service rather than short jail sentences, and how house prices in Glasgow aren’t doing too bad. It lasted about 15 seconds, was read out deadpan by the fragrant Jackie Bird with no cutaways nor reported response from Labour/Rammell/Brown and was followed by another longish worthy story about lifeboats and coastguards.

            Who says the BBC doesn’t cover stories unhelpful to Labour (in an election year up here).


          • Audemus Dicere says:

            Finally found it on the BBC website. Somewhat “mysteriously”, it only appears buried well down in the “Scottish politics” page. Funny how only the BBC seems to think this is not important!


          • Glen Campbell Labour Shill says:

            It was headline news on the Scottish News on STV but then again they army quite as biased towards Labour who’s broadcasting arm is known up here as BBC Scotland.


          • Anonymous says:

            The BBC is far too busy telling the world how wonderful it is that Mubarak is on the way out in Egypt.


  10. 16

    Q: What do you call a state that connives with a rogue state for commercial gain?

    A: A rogue state.


  11. 19

    Praise the Lord! It’s a miracle!


  12. 20
    Chris Bryant's Y-Fronts says:

    I am so much better than you right-wing scum. Tony and Gordon are Gods – bow down before their cerebral majesty.


  13. 21
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will make a statement about this to the house at 12.30 on Wednesday.


  14. 23
    The Fatwah says:

    Pauline Latham M P had better be very careful.
    Remember Dr Kelly???


  15. 32
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The best way to have got him released was to give him an apppeal and see whether there was sufficient evidence to keep him inside.


  16. 35
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    But then as Al-Megrahi didn’t do it and was the victim of a stitch-up between Libya and our American friends…


  17. 37
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido , You indicated yesterday that you would be revealing the winner today off fridays caption comp or do we have to wait til tommorrow ?


  18. 39
    Bob Crow says:

    Socialism is the only answer.


    • 68
      PD77 says:

      But we’ll be buggered if we know what the question was!


      • 74
        Anonymous says:

        What Political philosophy has been responsible for the deaths of millions of humans beings, always leads to famines and firing squads and never actually works in practice ?


        • 78
          PD77 says:

          Ahhh I see now thank you ;)


        • 118
          Cato Street Conspirator says:

          Capitalism? Two world wars just for starters.


          • Democracies never fight wars against each other. Not since 1812.
            The British burnt the White House down in revenge for 1776 and all that.
            Since then we’ve all played very nicely.


          • Go compare says:

            In the end they claimed the insurance and got the lovely new White house built so it was a win win situation.


          • Cato Street Wanker says:

            Germany was a totalitarian socialist state you moron


          • Engineer says:

            Actually, they couldn’t afford a new one, but not wishing to show us Brits that we’d hurt them, they painted it with limewash (we’d only managed to scorch it a bit, not burn it to the ground). That’s why it’s now called the White House – if we hadn’t singed it, they’d have had to call it the Grey House. Or possibly Gray House.


          • The White House was the last publicly funded building in the USA {possibly the world} where the building came in under budget and the government got some money back.


          • Compare Bucharest’s Palace of Parliament. Ceauşescu built the world’s second-largest building at an estimated cost of €3.3 billion which bankrupted Romania. Now had Brown decided to do something similar, or even much bigger, instead of his “fast road to ruin”, it would have saved us hundreds of billions compared with what he did actually spend.


  19. 41
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    coulson leaves just 11 days after handing in his notice : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352462/Phone-hacking-row-Andy-Coulson-leaves-Downing-Street.html


  20. 44
    Abdel Basset Hound says:

    Ha ha! I laughs at you silly Ingerlish people! Your primes ministers Gordon Brownie helped to frees me! I have no cancers! Allahu shatbar!


  21. 50
    ex Con man Dave says:

    Al-Megrahi survival, and the treatment in Libya “given their higher survival rate” maybe due to the fact that Libya may invest more in health care and train their own doctors, rather that cut services and make it impossible to train our own doctors, unless, of course, one happens to be born to a privileged background or just won the lottery!!


    • 53
      tatspotting says:

      And this all happened since the “Tory-led” government came to power?

      Maybe, just maybe, there was fuck all wrong with Megrahi?

      There’s a cockhead born every minute.


    • 54
      Dr D'eath says:

      Yes of course…and labour improved matters didn’t they? By awarding doctors a huge pay rise for doing less work…that was really clever. Under labour’s watch hospitals became a festering breeding ground for superbugs…so if the illness you get carted into hospital for doesn’t kill you, don’t worry, the filthy conditions will. Yes, the NHS has really thrived under labour.


      • 106
        Dr Kildare says:

        Not only that they became like third world railway stations, where shifty looking people would spend the day sitting in corridors and assorted lounge areas, and every patient had to lock their possesions away because of all the horrers wandering about looking to see what they could nick.


  22. 55
    Dianne Fatbott says:

    It’s been a loooong time since me had some of me favourite riiiiice and da peeeeeea! Iree iree, one time bogle bogle.


  23. 56
    nell says:

    No wmd. al megrahi still alive despite them saying he had less than 3 months to live.

    What other lies did bliar’s and brown’s governments tell us.


    • 59
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      That they had abolished boom and bust .


      • 61
        Sham says:

        When Gordon and Sarah tried to play the loving couple but showed zero chemistry.


        • 70
          Lorraine Kelly Labour Shill says:

          This is cringeworthy. Gordon has obviously been told to be more humorous and he completely goes over the top with his hysterical laughing during every utterance.


        • 125

          Caption comp already?

          Sarah thinks ..”if he tells this story of how he saved the world one more time I’ll scream.”


          • nightwatch at todgers copse says:

            Or Gordon exaggerating the width of his cock…….sorry, todger.


          • No amount of coaching... says:

            The best bit is 8:39 . Someone on this blog once made the hilariously spot-on observation that you can see Sarah’s been coached to try and appear loving by leaning in to him but she can’t stop her natural inclination to keep her face at a distance from him!


        • 131
          Sarah in Canterbury says:

          Thinks………” I wonder if Gordon still smells of stale shite, and if his dogsbollocks breath could still strip off 3 layers of paint?”


    • 71
      Chief Brody says:

      We’re gonna need a bigger blog!


    • 85
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      It was the banks and the yanks, but nothing to do with them.


    • 172
      Kinell says:

      We also ought to know the exact amount of the fees paid to the three “independent” medical referees who proclaimed Megrahi had about three months only to live and therefpre provided a fake professional validity for the whole thing.

      I suspect it was more then the usual 51 guineas per hour.


  24. 79
    Ed Balls says:

    A fellow Labour Mp has a STD.


  25. 80
    the old Dufflebag says:

    fair warms the cockles of your heart to hear dear old gordon tell us all hes going to do something charitable when he moves on…thusfar lined his own pocket


  26. 83
    family values figure large in the new leaders lexicon of core beliefs...haha says:

    disgusting that hes still alive


  27. 87
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Q. Why can’t we have the Ten Commandments posted in Parliament ??

    A.You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’, ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians …..

    It creates a hostile work environment.


  28. 88
    Gordon Brown says:

    Tonight I’ll be a pixel.


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    Gordon Brown says:



  31. 107
    Loony Left Alert!!! says:

    A supply teacher who forced “naughty” pupils in Essex to wear a picture of a child with a noose around the neck has been temporarily barred.

    Ama Bankah worked at Shaw Primary School in South Ockendon and used the placard picture for “behaviour management”, she told her head teacher.

    Her aim was to make pupils sit quietly, a General Teaching Council panel was told at a hearing in Birmingham.

    The tribunal found Ms Bankah guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

    They also decided she had brought the profession into disrepute and was not at present fit to be a registered teacher.

    Officials said Ms Bankah, who had not attended the hearing, would be able to reapply to register as a teacher in 2013.

    Ms Bankah had worked at the school between December 2007 and February 2008.

    “Ms Bankah had explained that she had used the placard, showing a child with a noose around its neck, as a behaviour management technique in conjunction with a bell,” said the tribunal’s written judgment.

    “When the bell rang, every child was to be seated quietly, and any child who refused to listen would be ‘caught’ by the ‘hangman’, which was the name of the picture on the placard.”

    The tribunal concluded that Ms Bankah’s behaviour was potentially harmful to pupils.

    “The committee… therefore decided to make a prohibition order, and to direct that Ms Bankah may be allowed to apply for eligibility for registration after a period of two years.”


    • 108
      Loony Left Alert!!! says:


      • 111
        Wrong she is NOT a Loony Lefty. says:

        I gotta feeling that that the DM is blowing out of proportion and distorting their version from the real facts. Reading between the lines this teacher is a very good teacher and it is the loony Left that have trashed her good name.


        • 196

          I remember my infant school headmistress hanging one particularly unruly soul on a coatpeg in assembly once (by his blazer, not his neck) – she was a fine woman and a great teacher.

          Why has the world gone to shit since I was a kid? It’s only 40 years ago, ffs!


    • 128
      grobdj says:

      Poor teacher training if you ask me. Everybody knows Hangman is a game where there kids are hung if they can’t spell, it should not be used to discipline them.


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    Dack Blog says:

    Mubarak could ignite a powder keg… from what he’s said so far he’s fanning a flame.


    • 220
      Dotty from Dover says:

      Perhaps he could give Guido and Old Holborn a few lesson in the practical side of things then?


  34. 126
    QWERTY says:

    Have the BBC reported this yet?……..no, what do you mean no? That Paxman he’s a right c **t


    • 133
      streamfisher says:

      Top gear are in trouble again for calling a car lazy just like its manufacturers the… Mexicans, queue another grovelling apology from the Beeb, as Paxo might have said and indeed did, no cuts just c**ts.


  35. 127
    Gordon Brown says:

    I met President Moobarack last month and wished him well.


  36. 130
    Religion of Piss says:


  37. 139

    An east London council paid out £42,000 for celebrities to attend staff events, figures have revealed.

    The results of a Freedom of Information request showed Tower Hamlets council spent £13,000 on a guest appearance by Barbara Windsor in November 2008.

    Councillor Zara Davis, who requested the data which relates to July 2005 to January 2011, said the council had failed to provide good value for money.

    The council said it no longer hired well-known speakers for staff awards.

    The figures showed the council paid Sharron Davies £6,000 to appear at its annual staff awards ceremony in 2006 and £7,500 for Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson to appear at the same event the following year.


  38. 144
    Auntie Flo' says:

    “Tory backbencher Pauline Latham asked the House earlier whether the government had any plans to start sending British cancer patients for treatment in Libya “given their higher survival rate”. ”


    I just love that.


  39. 146
    A Fine Pair Lungs says:

    Loony Left never learn even when they know they are wrong, they never ever admit they are wrong. Keep up the charades, pathetic tits.


    • 159
      Anonymous says:

      As the pathetic tits look forward to being returned to power in 2015, or even sooner, at the rate that the coalition is hemorrhaging support.


  40. 149
    dame billy bowen, proctologist to the stars, gay and normal people welcome says:

    …..yeah babe, I’m thinking of ‘avin one of those penis extensions done. i know yous chicks always sayin’ size don’t matter, well we know that’s bollocks don’t we, he he, know what i mean hun?………..

    ..ere, this is facebook innit?


  41. 152
    Cleo Lane looky likey in Libya. says:

    Gadaffi Duck needs to do something with that bonce.


  42. 155
    My ding a ling says:


  43. 156
    A simpleton with a simpleton's opinion says:

    Why doesn’t the Prime Minister have the last Labour Government arrested and put on trial for theft, treason, perjury and criminal incompetence?
    All charges that could surely be made to stick in any Court of Law.
    Why is he dragging his feet?


  44. 157
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido , You on the piss ? :-)

    What happened to the caption comp winner ?


    • 160
      dame billy bowden, proctologist to the stars, gay and normal people welcome says:

      Billy, when a paddy says tomorrow, he means sometime next week………maybe, begorrah and bejabbers, innit?


    • 168
      Are you housebound, Billy? says:

      Bedtime, Billy. You’ve been posting on this site for 25,400 hours straight.


  45. 161
    Cash for Power says:

    What is the point of the British Parliament?

    The ECHR is superior.

    European law is superior

    The devolved Parliaments are superior in their own territories.

    Why did Labour give all power away?


  46. 162
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    I bumped into David Miliband at the Sunderland match tonight…….


  47. 174
    Red Ed's big bruv says:


  48. 179
    The Suit says:

    I am currently lying in a UK hospital bed, dying of advanced metastatic Prostate Cancer. Could we have access to the same drugs as have been made available to Al Megrahi in Libya please? I, like many others in the UK, am awaiting access to a new formulation (Abiraterone Acetate) sometime soon but the paperwork, since it is not yet licensed in the UK, appears to be troublesome. Its the first truly effective treatment for the more resistant variety of this disease and I suspect that our Libyan friends have had access to a supply for some time.


    • 188
      Andrew Lansley says:

      The nation cannot afford to pay for mongs like you to receive life saving cash rewards.
      After all, it’s not as if you’re an MP or anything.

      Expenses controversy

      In the Parliamentary expenses scandal in 2009, Lansley was accused of ‘flipping’, or redesignating, his second home, after claiming for renovation of a rural cottage prior to selling it. It is claimed that he then ‘flipped’ his second home designation to a London flat, and claimed thousands of pounds for furniture. Lansley responded to the claims by stating that his claims were “within the rules”.[11]


  49. 183

    Just tried to buy an Al Megrahi Watch on a quick trip back to the UK but had to make do with a Casio.


  50. 190
    Gordon Brown says:

    Am I here?


  51. 192
    Spade Seller says:

    Paxman just had his arse handed to him by the manager of a tanning salon.


    • 197
      Tron says:

      The young guy from the EDL was a better match for Paxo on Newsnight than any Tory MP I’ve ever seen on there. He was not diverted by Paxo’s assertions, interruptions and dumb questions but made his points well and spoke from experience.


  52. 199
    Join up the dots between the Marxist and Islamic joint agendas says:

    Now this IS interesting – could this be the first step? – a precedent even?

    Could our collective Political classes develop a taste for this sort of thing?



    • 203
      albacore says:

      “The vote engineered by Mr Straw and Mr Davis is symbolic rather than a binding vote on whatever legislation emerges later this year.”
      When they’re not so openly play-acting, though, half of our pretend Parliament can’t be arsed to vote at all.
      91% of those that do vote follow the old cast-iron line as though their very life-styles depended on it.



      • 225
        ff - the Welsh wizard says:

        Shambolic rather than symbolic I suspect (unless they have changed all the Parliamentary draftspersons lately?.


    • 205
      It's our 'uman rights,innit ? says:

      Even better the European Court may rule that May’s(?)referendum on AV will be invalid unless prisoners are enfranchised to vote in it…poetic justice seeing as how Clegg was involved in negotiating both prisoners voting rights and the AV referendum


  53. 202
    the money shot says:

    is Al Megrahi in guiness book of records yet?

    most xmas for a terminal cancer patient


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      A Pom in NZ says:

      Aye but he is a good P.M. and he gives all of his salary to Charity.

      Made his money out there in the markets and so he understands a free market economy. Trying to transform our economy and given time he will do it – but first, as in the UK, – he has to repair years of Labour economic madness.


  55. 224
    David Cameron says:

    Today I will be shitty at PMQ’s…..You’d better believe it guys .
    You won’t believe how many times I will say”The Party opposite” !!!!!!


    • 228
      Nick Clegg says:

      I will be there laughing as Ed Miliband starts cracking his gags.
      It’s murder whenever David Cameron gets to his feet at PMQ’s,he farts in my face and that is why I hold my nose


      • 229
        Ed Miliband says:

        Today will be my best PMQ’s to date and my backbenchers will be waving their order papers wildly.
        I will ensure that David Cameron’s face will be redder than usual


    • 230
      TedMiliband says:

      I was pwesented with a chance to land six blows last week. Unfortunately it didn’t quite work for me, but I will twy again this week amd dispel the myth that I am cwappy


    • 243
      truth will out says:

      The party opposite have a a lot to answer for

      have you been in a coma for the past 13 years?


  56. 235
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will raise this issue when I make a statement to the Garage later today.


  57. 236
    Ernest Saunders says:

    I’m feeling great! No trace of the old Alzheimer’s. Like my good friend Abdulbasset I experience a miracle cure from the blessing of a British judge.


  58. 238
    Moley says:

    Inflammation of the prostate is common.

    When a pathologist examines a biopsy the judgement as to whether it is cancerous or not is often one of opinion; not fact.

    It will surprise no one to know that Megrahi MAY not have cancer at all; especially as given the duplicity of our political classes, there is no guarantee that the pathologists who gave evidence had been given material that actually came from Megrahi.

    The specimens might well have been switched on the orders of Ministers.


    • 246
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      you say “opinion” as if they make it up, rather than base it on guidelines that they’ve been taught, based on decades of work and millions of cases. Prostate cancer does seem to have many different levels of “aggressiveness” (ie how fast it grows and how well it grows elsewhere in the body).

      BUT : the cancer was growing elsewhere, it was metastatic. thats a sure sign that one “is buggered”, but if the lumps growing elsewhere in the body are doing so slowly, one can last for a very long time.

      Its not a simple maths, it depends on all sorts of things- even down to “luck” if one gets some other infection. On the basis of freely available medical information, he’s got a 20% chance of lasting 10 years. If you find yourself a pessimist who interprets medical notes differently, or sees him when he’s just had a bad cold etc., they might say “likely to die soon”.

      I don’t actually know who it was that came out with the “3 months” figure.

      But never mind about all that- theres not enough evidence to keep him in prison.


      • 253
        Moley says:

        On the subject of evidence of guilt for the crime which he was in prison, I agree entirely.

        On medical evidence, I now have such a profound distrust of politicians that I remain sceptically open minded.

        Broken promises do not help repair that distrust, they have only accentuated it.


  59. 241
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will again not turn up to work.


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    Tardkiller says:

    guido, while its funny to make noise over this, you miss hightlighting the main story, in that he was innocent and that the american posturing is two faced given that this was Irans retaliation for the yanks shooting down the Iran Airliner 655 on the third of July 1988 inside Irainian Airspace.

    a collossal balls up which the Iranian regime made lots of hay .. sorry, suicide bombers with.

    if you look at the Investigation, even a brief look on wiki ffs will show just how badly it fucked up and how obvious that this was a plant. and its all ended with us giving the plant back for oil.


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    I miss that scarf!


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    Chris says:

    I seem to remember not long ago someone in the Government saying we are all in it together No that was for something else silly me


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    Chris says:

    I cannot possibly comment on this


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