February 8th, 2011

BS SOS!

It’s all hands to the deck as the HMS Big Society takes water below the bow. Luckily someone is tooled up, hoping to plug the hole:

What a coincidence that today after sustained attack on the BS, Mrs Cameron was out and about visiting a social breakdown charity in Reading. Apparently “it is very exciting to see a social action project so successfully bringing together different elements in the community to help young people struggling with mainstream education”. Activate the Sam Cam…


385 Comments

  1. 1
    Nick Clegg says:

    First !

  2. 2
    bbitgu says:

    I would!!

  3. 3
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Ahhh. nicer dreams tonight.

    But who donates to that charity then?

  4. 4
    bbitgu says:

    I would drill her box if she wants.

  5. 5
    Chris (not Myers) says:

    What are the odds?

  6. 6
    The Watcher says:

    |This is utterly nauseating. It is like government by Magic Roundabout.

  7. 7
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Nice bit, chuck !!

  8. 8
    A Phish Called Wanda says:

    Society is a mess. Thanks Labour!

  9. 9
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Long hair. Power drill. Clever.

  10. 10
    P. Doff says:

    Nut screws washer and bolts!

  11. 11
    A Phish Called Wanda says:

    I hope that is Balls coffin they are building. It can’t be Sally Bercow’s. It would be Y shaped.

  12. 12
    bbitgu says:

    MILF!

  13. 13
    guidofawkes says:

    clap

  14. 14
    Steve Miliband says:

    Under a Labour Govt she’d be done for elf n safety. Using a power tool without a safety helmet

  15. 15
    Mock tudor says:

    Compared to Brown, Campbell, Mcbride, Balls etc?

  16. 16
    Tessa Tickles says:

    I’m sure the invitation’s in the post.

  17. 17
    bbitgu says:

    Is she making the gallows for Gordon and his gang so that they can be hung ?

  18. 18
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    it would be OK if she didn’t have to have her face quite so near to the drill.

    Clearly the young man shouldn’t permit her to do any drilling like that. I mean, by comparison blind people are perfectly capable of crossing any road on their own.

  19. 19
    bbitgu says:

    You can cream for that.

  20. 20
    Engineer says:

    That teenager is either as thick as a brick, or trusts her a lot, or the drill’s battery is as flat as a fluke. Still, never mind, no doubt there’s a Big Society first aid kit to hand.

  21. 21
    Steve Miliband says:

    As Dave meets the Hoff, Sam has to look interested whilst doing woodwork

  22. 22
    Hugh Janus says:

    No such luck Billy. This is a mere (and very empty) photo op, nothing more nothing less.

  23. 23
    Jesus Christ says:

    how many health & safety laws can one person break in an afternoon

    Proper use of the hand drill requires that the user focus on the task without distraction. Hand drills are hazardous tools that can cause injury if one fails to utilize the drill correctly. Drill at a slow and steady pace. Allow the tool to do the work by minimizing added pressure. Pushing the hand drill too hard can result in injury if the drill breaks and you lose control of your grip. Wallowing, or moving the drill side to side, is strongly discouraged because it can cause the drill to break.

  24. 24
    bbitgu says:

    Ok , what about if the big society works ?

  25. 25
    also says:

    Do not attempt to reach underneath or around the items being drilled. Never use a hand to stabilize the piece being drilled because it is not strong enough to hold on if the drill catches. Refrain from lifting the hand drill by its cord. Do not operate the drill in damp or wet spaces. Place the drill and drill parts back into their boxes and containers when finished. Refrain from leaving hand drills on tables or on the floor. Clean up debris from drilling as soon as you complete your task.

  26. 26

    Which number was she though?

  27. 27
    and says:

    Working with a power drill requires safety wear to prevent shards of wood, metal or other harmful debris from causing injury to the face or other parts of the body. Wearing loose-fitting clothing or gloves is strongly discouraged, because the drill can easily snag or catch on material. Safety goggles should be worn all times to prevent shards of wood or metal from hitting the eyes. Wear ear plugs if drilling is too loud.

  28. 28
    Hugh Janus says:

    Her young victim also appears to have his fingers within a mm or two of the (spinning?) drill bit.

  29. 29
    48 Crash says:

    Then she can give the drill back to the kid.

  30. 30
    Dudley Zoo says:

    I would have to discipline SC for behaving in such a foolhardy manner

  31. 31
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I hadn’t noticed that (fingers almost touching the drill bit).

    I personally don’t like the look of the supervising adult, with wierd sweatshirt and odd staîns on his jeans.

  32. 32

    “The old prime minister’s wife was here last year Sam, and she said she used one on Gordon to help him get wood.”

  33. 33
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Agreed, Billy. In case others need persuading:

    http://www.ethical-hedonist.com/?p=42

    I mean, would you rather have Sarah of Canterbury? Yvette Balls?

  34. 34
    Engineer says:

    Good grief, you’re a barrel of laughs, aren’t you? Do you do a full risk assessment before brushing your teeth?

    It’s a battery drill, and a small one at that. Might give you a nasty nip needing a plaster stuck over it, but that’s about all. It isn’t a 6′ radial arm drill.

  35. 35
    Titford Hat says:

    Do not pass GO. Do not collect £200.

  36. 36
    woodsy42 says:

    Looks like a screwdriver bit rather than a drill bit but even so shouldn’t be held, but it’ll stop when it tangles her hair so the lad won’t get hurt.

  37. 37
    Gawkes says:

    Slightly worrying as the kid appears to be wearing a hospital admittance tag already

  38. 38
    Hellboy says:

    More pointless stuff as Broken Britain goes down the plughole. Bet she brought that drill in her Mulberry bag – Anya Hindmarsh ones are crap for heavy gear.

  39. 39
    Head of Health and Safety. says:

    No goggles either. Long hair. Kid with no goggles or safety gloves.

    It’s an accident waiting to happen.

    That’s it three minutes to five. I’m off.

    I’ll do a ‘STOP’ card in the morning

  40. 40
    jgm2 says:

    Don’t wipe your arse with a broken bottle.

  41. 41
    jgm2 says:

    Broken Britain? More plan ‘B’ from Brown and Balls.

  42. 42
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Risk assesment: Would you rather have a power tool in the hands of someone who probably has never done any DIY ever, or a yoof in a “social breakdown charity”

    Actually, in that photo, what happens if the drill bit breaks? Its fairly likely by the looks of things, and the lad gets a drill bit straight through the finger?

  43. 43
    Dr. Horatio Lestoq says:

    Sorry chief, I’m the wrong Gender for either of those…

  44. 44
    Dr. Horatio Lestoq says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzz…………….

  45. 45
    Mike Hunt says:

    Piss off, you’re fired.

  46. 46
    Hugh Janus says:

    Gloves and drill bits do not mix. He’s just too close.

  47. 47
    Dr. Horatio Lestoq says:

    Ha ha ha…

    Applause!!

  48. 48
    Mike Hunt says:

    Send her to see me afterwards in my quiet secluded office.

  49. 49
    The Liebour party says:

    WE WANT TO CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIVES.

  50. 50
    blackndekka says:

    bet the bit in in the wrong way

  51. 51
    bbitgu says:

    ” Get the sub on!”

  52. 52
    Eeu to me says:

    Taxpayer ?

  53. 53
    bbitgu says:

    I bet Justine ” Chick with a dick” Miliband is jealuos…..

  54. 54
    jgm2 says:

    It’s unlikely, she’s not drilling through steel. Looks like chipboard. You could shout your way through it.

  55. 55
    Sciatico says:

    Ah yes, but it’s all about them doing as they say.

    There should have been hairnets, helmets, goggles, gloves and breathing apparatus because of the mdf dust and tetanus injections in case of scratches.
    Are she and the kid insured for doing this kind of thing? Is she qualified?
    There should also be all manner of warning signs. They are clearly manufacturing something so what about the tax implications?

  56. 56
    Disco Biscuit says:

    She should be careful using a drill like that, she looks like she’s about to get her hair caught in the bit. That could be messy.

  57. 57
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    yes. I was wondering. That would be quite an incredible own goal.

    So I must be wrong because Dave’s machine would not allow such a thing to happen because they aren’t that bloody useless.

  58. 58
    Bullyboy Brown and Balls' Boom 'n' Bust Bullyboys says:

    Our plan B was to have the ratings agencies downgrade UK government debt from

    AAA to single B

  59. 59
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Or into an eye. It happened to a friend of mine.

    You can imagine the damages she’d get stung for by the kid’s parents, and I doubt insurance would cover her.

  60. 60
    jgm2 says:

    Like that one. Surely Osborne will use it at some point.

  61. 61
    Engineer says:

    What happens if the drill bit breaks? They’ll have to get another one. Another 10p down the swanee.

  62. 62
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Is this a SamLeak??

  63. 63
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Erm … I’ve done it. (In the first week of having a battery powered drill your honour) All you have to do is change the angle you are drilling at half way through.

  64. 64
    Father Ted says:

    Well she is an estate kid!

  65. 65
    jgm2 says:

    Looks like it might be big enough for her husband though.

  66. 66
    Eeu to me says:

    HSE will close the place down ,FFS fancy letting that one go through as a pr picture,kids,drills,long hair,and using your fingers to hold the bit,sometimes I wonder but then I think what the hell,another ambulance chaser gets his payday by getting his own taxmoney back as compo.

  67. 67
    Lord Mangledbum says:

    Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

  68. 68
    Nick Clegg says:

    2,8 and 17

  69. 69
    Blue Skies Hilton says:

    Guido

    Of course it is only wikileaks that calls the foundation of our policy BS…

    In Amreica, (where it all started), it means something else, of course..

  70. 70
    Continental Bob says:

    It’s a scewdriver bit you H&S knobs.

  71. 71
    Yves Saint Laurent says:

    SamCam should cut her hair…

    She would be much more sexy…

    (Scoop Guido)

    PS And it would not get caught up in the machines…

  72. 72
    Gonk says:

    I must remember all this…… when I’m fucking dead

  73. 73
    jgm2 says:

    Well you might snap the drill but since the business end is now in wood the worst you’ll do is stick the other half through his finger. No loss of sight necessary.

    Anyway, this will be a ‘staged’ photo. No evidence at all the bit was actually turning at the time. Looking at the switch on top – which presumably shows direction the bit is turning it looks to be at the back which would suggest the drill is on its way out. No pressure at all, bit unlikely to snap.

  74. 74
    Tessa Tickles says:

    It could be a B&Q drill bit. They’re liable to break if you drill through thin air.

  75. 75
    Engineer says:

    Get her one of these. It’ll hold the drill bit square at all times.

  76. 76
    PD77 says:

    Yes along with a dozen or so from the Squeakers wife :?

  77. 77
    bbitgu says:

    No-Ball :-)

  78. 78
    Health & Safety for Bimbo's says:

    Actually she is breaking a lot of health and safety regulations and putting a young ( untrained? ) person at risk.
    She clearly has undertaken no training, taken no risk assessment and is ignoring her duty of care both towards herself and the youngster.

    When a multi-millionaire bimbo like Sam Cam involve herself in such cheesy, patronising shite, they should at least do a little homework on the task at hand, while the chauffeur drives her between photo shoots.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Jeez, they’re certainly talking the talk when it comes to NuLab speak – ‘social action project’ ffs, “community”, social justice, progressive, fairness. Can these c*u*n*ts speak a language I understand.

    Anyway, far from me to crab all this but it is nice to see Sam Cam helping a scrote to build a kennel for the mange ridden cur that’ll accompany him when he starts selling the Big Issue.

  80. 80
    Tessa Tickles says:

    That looks cool. Do they do one with a laser beam?

  81. 81
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    jgm2 -you say about it being in reverse – so actually she might just be taking a screw out, no drill bit in the picture at all!

  82. 82
    Tessa Tickles says:

    The letter postmarked “Brussels” is from Baroness Ashton.

    Enjoy!

  83. 83
    bbitgu says:

    No-Ball Final warning :-)

    >>> Reaches for mindbleach

  84. 84
    Dick the Prick says:

    That’s just sick. My tea is now severely jeopardised.

  85. 85
    I like her says:

    Could you imagine Slotgob doing any such thing? 3 cheers for Sam Cam!

  86. 86
    Ed Balls says:

    I taught Gordon Brown everything he knows about economics. Did you see me in the House today. I was brilliant!

  87. 87
    jgm2 says:

    But that would be boring. No pun intended.

  88. 88
    Susan Summer says:

    Stop sneering, wipe those spectacles clean, get off your arses and do something in your local community for no reward. The Big Society needs people like YOU.

  89. 89
    Slotgob says:

    I would do it……for £ 500.

  90. 90
    jgm2 says:

    Or the Twitter Queen?

    ‘GB saving the world again Swooooon’.

    Here’s the pictures we got of Sarah…tasteful.

    http://flickriver.com/photos/downingstreet/3482938099/

    Holocaust is the new black.

  91. 91
    bbitgu says:

    I do , I work and have my taxes stolen from me .

  92. 92
    Mike Hunt says:

    You tried that once, now Fuck Off.

  93. 93
    I like her says:

    Isn’t it nice to have a foxy PM’s wife? Slotgob and Magda were gruesome. I also remember a story going round in 97 or 98 that Slotgob was demanding to be referred to as the First Lady! Did I imagine this or was this a real story?

  94. 94
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    And while you’re out to work, Billy, I’ll be round yours to do a bit of breaking and entering. Innit.

  95. 95
    CallMeDave & SamCam (tm) says:

    We’re all in it together!

  96. 96
    bbitgu says:

    I wouldnt , Mrs Bowden is very keen on defending her home.

  97. 97
    smoggie says:

    Three serious HSE fails there: no eye protection; the daft kid steering the bit with his fingers, not even with gloves and that bint with her long hair flowing everywhere. And I suppose you could add the supervisor on the right, not stopping the job.

  98. 98
    Aging Defrocked Barrister says:

    I am no longer called Slotbog

    I am Imelda Blair the Beautiful and arrogant answer to Carla Bruni…

  99. 99
    Thatch's Snatch says:

    The Africans and continental Europeans are STILL getting richer off our backs too!

    Thanks Cons.

  100. 100
    jgm2 says:

    No need. All those caring socialists will be doing it – them being so caring and big-hearted and all.

  101. 101
    Thatch's Snatch says:

    Modded – what a surprise.

  102. 102
    Eeu to me says:

    The big society has charities that gets people free of charge to help the communities, with charity management costs into the £100,000 range and company cars,when we get real charites where management costs drop to zero or just assets then maybe,I exclude the RNLI as we can see the assets being used the rest can go and collect silver foil or jam jars or tap Bliar and Brown and the gang up as charity HAS to begin at home.

  103. 103
    MI5 says:

    What is so pleasant is that SamCam is a normal, attractive and intelligent woman

    With no chip on her shoulder

    No intention to make money out of her position

    And not in the business of lies

    The contrary of Slotbob and the Beard…

  104. 104
    Sally B says:

    If there are any tools to be handled…..

  105. 105
    smoggie says:

    Engineer, you can’t defend that. At the least it could take the tips of the kid’s fingers off. A few woodchips in the eye?

    Are you a proper engineer, or a PC bound carpet-dweller?

  106. 106
    Thatch's Snatch says:

    Fuck it.

    .suoϽ sʞuɐɥ⊥

    ¡ooʇ sʞɔɐq ɹno ɟɟo ɹǝɥɔıɹ ƃuıʇʇǝƃ LLI⊥S ǝɹɐ suɐǝdoɹnƎ lɐʇuǝuıʇuoɔ puɐ suɐɔıɹɟ∀ ǝɥ⊥

  107. 107
    Thatch's Snatch says:

    The supervisor of the country isn’t even starting his job.

  108. 108
    Rob's uncle says:

    Lib Dem Voice today has an article on Reading voluntary sector, the BS, etc: http://www.libdemvoice.org/a-bigger-society-in-reading-22991.html ‘ . . The Reading model, delivered through joint working between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives, is one that others would do well to follow.’

  109. 109
    bbitgu says:

    Yeah , Here is a gun , Now point at your head and pull the trigger……

  110. 110
    bbitgu says:

    Guido , How much do we windowlickers piss you off?

  111. 111
    MI5 says:

    For your information

    The Communist French dockers are on strike

    Average wage per month = € 4,000

    Average working week = 12 hours

    Diffult to believe but true..

    Socialist motto = Balackmail to the best of your ability…

  112. 112
    smoggie says:

    That’s the neat trick with being a socialist. You don’t have to lift a finger or dip into your own pocket. You spend other people’s money and organise other people’s time.

    Nor do you have to justify your views. “I’m a socialist” you say as you sup your second Bolly and folks will nod reverentially.

    Fucking arseholes.

  113. 113
    smoggie says:

    Answer…

    How did you enjoy your prize, Bill?

  114. 114
    Norman Arse says:

    I hope she didn’t get her hair stuck in that kid’s chuck. Could’ve scalped her!

  115. 115
    "Eva" Testicules says:

    We don’t “do” normal attractive and intelligent women in Zanu Labour

    We just do weirdos, liars and hypocrites…

    Like our husbands..

  116. 116
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Isn’t amazing how, not so many years ago, we English were admired and respected across the World for our bulldog spirit.

    After all the social engineering from all the left wing, right-on socialist nannies we are now scared of our own shadows.

  117. 117
    bbitgu says:

    what prize ? Oh………

  118. 118
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    I’ll stick to fiddling then.

  119. 119
    South of the M4 says:

    Fuck me. A whole section showing why we, as country, no longer thinks for itself and looks to the state for advice on what to do. It ‘aint a factory, it’s a battery drill, it’s soft wood. It’s 100% supervised. The kid ‘aint in control. Sam is all growed up. The kids at greater risk of his teacher pushing out of school to join a fucking anti-cuts demo.

  120. 120
    Eeu to me says:

    sockpuppet #4,Iam daft enough to use Irfanview and magnified the lad is holding a screw while madam is screwing it into the wood or should that be pretending for the camera.

  121. 121

    How to make a collapsible Speaker’s Chair in time for April 1st.

    What? It is not the caption contest? Oh bugger!

  122. 122
    PD77 says:

    Thanks, you just turned out my lights!

  123. 123
    Dick the Prick says:

    Interesting!

  124. 124
    Eeu to me says:

    No or it was

  125. 125
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    ‘Who donates’

    Well a quick trawl over at the Charity Commission reveals that 6% of it’s income is by way of private donation, 34% from fees they charge, 41% direct government grant and the remainder from what they describe as ‘sustainable sources’ whatever that means.

  126. 126
    PA says:

    Mr. Naughtie on line 1 for you!

  127. 127
  128. 128
    PD77 says:

    She can work my wood ;)

  129. 129
    Passing Umpire says:

    Did Billy win the prize for being The Grossest Bumpile Ever!?

  130. 130
    Ken Loach says:

    Socialism is the answer.

  131. 131
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    I’ve heard around 2015, as government spending is set to rise year on year until then.

  132. 132
    jgm2 says:

    So presumably no ships unload in France – them being perpetually on strike or the port fees being so insane to pay these clowns. Do they all just load/unload in Rotterdam and then drive down?

  133. 133
    a first time poster says:

    Life’s too short to read things, my friend.

  134. 134
    The question says:

    Which political philosophy was responsible for the deaths of 100,000,000 people in the 20th century?

  135. 135
    PD77 says:

    Obama-vation?

  136. 136
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Cowardly Frunch gubmint will fold after 24 hours, as per.

  137. 137
    Other cast members of The Iron Lady film says:

    Anthony Head will be Geoffrey Howe and Richard E. Grant will be Michael Heseltine.

  138. 138
    jgm2 says:

    Jeez. That’s almost as much as my wife earns.

  139. 139
    Mr Elf and Safety says:

    Quick! Call the Health and Safety police! Long hair dangling AND using a power tool – outrageou!!!

  140. 140
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Shouldn’t the dwarf have a high chair with steps, so everyone can see him?

  141. 141
    PD77 says:

    You a busker Benny?

  142. 142
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    Not a drill bit, she’s securing a fastener, thought Engineer would have noticed that..

  143. 143
    Ken Loach says:

    That would be CAPITALISM!!!!

  144. 144
    Alison & The Magic Make- Up Sponge says:

    Society to be run by clueless idiots only to make things worse.

  145. 145
    PD77 says:

    !00,000,000? Such a low figure is shurely shome mishtake?

  146. 146

    You don’t have to read very far in your link, Éoin, to come to the first mistake:

    “But after the Tories came to power …”

    They did not. It is a coalition. Realpolitik applies.

  147. 147
    jgm2 says:

    That’s Ned’s Plan ‘B’.

  148. 148
    Andy Gray and Richard Keys says:

    Someone go down there and explain the rules!

    But we both agree we’d smash it!

  149. 149
    jgm2 says:

    Fuck. Spending to rise you say? Fuck. We’re so fucked.

  150. 150
    South of the M4 says:

    Used to be involved with a chemical plant in Marseilles. Unlike the UK, where individual process plants can be single-manned overnight, not so in France. Unions dictate double-manning, for safety reasons of course. Doubles your cost though.

  151. 151
    jgm2 says:

    But have they filled out the right risk analysis forms? The job just isn’t done right unless the forms are filled in. Have you taken a 15 minute break from the monitor to allow your eyes to rest?

  152. 152
    Black and Decker says:

    Sally has gone for a screw.

  153. 153

    Has she taken a pay cut then, jgm2?

  154. 154
    Sciatico says:

    Your post is stressing me out, get me a lawyer.

  155. 155
    Cash Money says:

    They are some of the most feared, respected and controversial men in Hollywood… and now they are facing off against each other.

    On Monday, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against power producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein for allegedly cheating him out of $2.7 million from the hit 2004 documentary “Farenheit 9/11.”

    Moore is seeking punitive damages from the Weinstein’s Fellowship Adventure Group, who he claims agreed to split the profits 50/50 from the film (the movie pulled in $222.4 million worldwide at the box office, making it the most successful documentary of all time), but instead hid a portion of the money from him.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moore’s lawyer, Larry Stein, released a statement regarding the breach of contract lawsuit, which read, “An independent auditor came in and discovered that the Weinsteins had re-routed at least $2.7 million dollars that belonged to Michael Moore from ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’ This is the first time Michael Moore has ever sued anyone in his 20-year career as a filmmaker. That should be some indication about how serious this is. It’s very sad it had to come to this. Michael believes the Weinsteins have been a force for good when it comes to championing independent film — but that does not give them the right to violate a contract and take money that isn’t theirs. The $2.7 million is just the floor of what we believe is owed. When this goes to discovery I wouldn’t be surprised if the amount of what was taken goes much, much higher.”

    The Weinstein camp has responded to the claims, as their lawyer Bert Fields told THR, “The Weinsteins have paid everything they should have paid,” adding, “Mr. Moore has received a huge amount of money from this film and we believe he is overreaching. He should be ashamed of himself.” Fields expressed his outrage to Entertainment Weekly as well, telling the magazine that the claims of “accounting irregularity” are “absolute baloney” and that, “he’s not entitled to another dime.” Fields has also argued that Moore has already earned upwards of $20 million from “Farenheit 9/11.”

    THR reports that the Weinsteins and Moore have reportedly had a number of meetings to discuss the issue at hand, but the parties have had troubles with one another’s claims. Moore has claims in the suit that there were “grossly excessive and unreasonable” costs by the Weinsteins, including a private jet to carry a single passenger to Europe.

  156. 156
    Carey in a wheelchair with joggers nipples says:

    A bunch of interfering idiots meddling & messing up people’s lives. Count me out.

  157. 157
    Power Driller says:

    Sal-ee has gawn four a scroo

  158. 158
    Engineer says:

    Oh, for God’s sake, get a sense of proportion. It’s a bog standard DIY type battery drill. Do you wear a suit of armour when do a bit of routine household maintenance? If it was an industrial machine tool (see Youtube clip above) then a risk assessment and use of suitable Personal Protective Equipment would be in order.

  159. 159
    When legend becomes fact...print the legend says:

    “First Lady” … is a title which does not exist in the British Constitution …if it did it wouldn’t be the PM’s wife anyway it would be either the Queen Regnant or Queen Consort……..but if you google Cherie Blair First Lady you’ll be amazed at the number of entries it returns so your memory appears to be correct insofar as Ms Booth(aka Mrs Blair)did seem to favour this title be used when being addressed by the ordinary public…thankfully neither she nor her husband have received any honour from the United Kingdom and let us hope that that remains the case although tis’ strange that Mr Blair who is credited(?) as “saving” the monarchy in August 1997 on the death of Princess Diana has not received any favour of esteem from Her Majesty which bearing in mind every single PM before him has and has been awarded the Order of the Garter as a matter of course within a few years of vacating Downing Street(there being several vacancies used by death since he resigned)Indeed Mrs T not only received the Order of the Garter but also the even more select and prestigious Order of Merit and even John Major got a KG for services to the Crown on Diana’s death

  160. 160
    The big D says:

    I cannot decide which is the saddest or most depressing aspect of these comments; the need to produce a ra ra big society poster picture or the health and safety pedants who get off on being able to list the greatest number of health and safety infractions.

    This country truley is fubared.

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    PD77 says:

    Ha! Serves him right can’t stand him and his “I’m right and I’m not listening if you don’t agree”, hope he has a new one ripped in to him and is ostracised by the rest of the Hollywood producers for the rest of his life.

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    jgm2 says:

    Nope. Quite the opposite.

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    Eeu to me says:

    He wouldn’t get a job selling the big issue unless he’s a Rumainian woman around our way.

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    lola says:

    But what a grip!

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    Phwoooooooooooooooooooooooar! says:

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    Richard T says:

    I thought that’s what we have now and what we had before the coalition. All Pratts leading us to doom and despondency!

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    jgm2 says:

    Sorry, I read that as 4,000 for 12 hours work. But of course it’s more like 4,000 for 48 hours work.

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    Eeu to me says:

    Nah, using it to our advantage,by taking the piss,this mob here know how to do a windup and participate in the same.

  169. 169
    Condemned to hell says:

    Bending over for another tight screw!

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    lola says:

    Capitalism is not a ‘political philosophy’ you dick head. It is just what we can all get up to and make us a little bit of freedom, until gits like you turn up and fuck everything up – again.

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    She should know all about robbery, her hero robbed the nation's coffers says:

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    jgm2 says:

    I seem to recall that Blair hasn’t taken a Lordship because then there are disclosure rules to be adhered to. More than likely the non-award (or more likely non-sought after) KG is for similar tax-efficient reasons.

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    The simplest linenfold style is “parchemin” (also known as “parchment fold”), a low relief carving formed like a sheet of paper or piece of linen folded in half and then spread out with the sharp centered fold running vertically, and the top and bottom running out to the corners of the panel, with something of the appearance of an opened book. This style of linenfold can be created using a plane and a pre-drawn pattern, with a little finishing chisel work required at each end.

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    Condemned to hell says:

    No, you really weren’t. You look and sound like a detestable slimy snake that you are. You owe all of us an apology for your stupidity. Crawl back under a stone Mr Balls.

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    Eeu to me says:

    Billy plays being Billy but after a few wickets tends to forget Billy is Billy and becomes Billy with word checker on.

  176. 176

    … which is why they need a payrise … ;-)

  177. 177
    Ewanme's Best Friend says:

    A tennis umpire’s chair would do nicely.

  178. 178
    Horses 4 Courses says:

    Have to say I would rather see Sam Cam tooled up than Gordon’s beard any day.

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    Beard watch says:

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    Craig Oliver says:

    A New broom sweeps clean.

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    Sally Bagszmwhore says:

    *
    *
    *
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    ELLE SPHOOUQHA IS PLHAYING DA SMART LEMON QKHURD

    AND K#YNG IN WILE SHAE STILL HAZZ A PHEW TCHYPSZ ON HEURRE PL8*

    DA PLAN IS FOUR DA SUMHERSUNCENTAUR PAYDGJSPL# $CPHOLD SPREAD

    ELLE STRROOUKQHA, PLAYING TWEAKHERR OUHYYDD DA SQUEUEAKA

    K# KOSH KOSHER K# M#

    W8* FOUR IT BUOYS

    OUOOU KNOW IT IZ OUOT OOUOOU OUONT

    A BEDROLL

    *

    ASTA

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    Lindsey Hilsum says:

    This is me! I am here! Here I am! Attempting to whip the dumb-ass viewers back at home into a frenzy with over emoting.

    These protests are not going away!

    Nor am I!

    Back to the studio, John!

    (c) The Orla Guerin School ~ Twinned with Kate Adie.

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    thunder thighs says:

    Armed only with a Nokia and with breath that could strip paint at 100 yards, my hero singlehandedly took the nation for 1 trillion quid.

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    150,000,000 and counting.

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    Anonymous says:

    Old age?

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    Reichschancellor ( in-waiting and waiting and waiting ) Balls says:

    Spending rising till 2015 ??? That’s OUR solution to the debt problem.

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    lay in bed all day breeding says:

    I’d plug her hole !

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    Anonymous says:

    And lo it comes to pass that the act of filling in the form becomes more important than the outcome of any given action.
    It would be laughable until you think of this mentality in the likes of Social work where after the death of a child, the heads of department breathe a huge sigh of relief when the subsequent investigation reveals all the paperwork in order, all the ticks in the right boxes.
    The small detail that the child is dead is secondary.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    I’d rather have red hot pins stuck in my eyeballs than listen to any Brown bullsh1t.

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    oink says:

    are we supposed to be grateful?

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    Anonymous says:

    Well pay yer fucking way like everybody else, ya freeloader !

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    Old Nick Heavenly (cue Dutrou vids and lots of foaming at the mouth) says:

    Surely preferable to government by Nightmare on Brown Street.

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    PARASITES. The BOTH of THEM says:

    And her husband her hero is on is flogging his book next week on the 17th in Edinburgh.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    She’s just said that she wants me to put my enormous tool in her box.

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    Twango says:

    Sounds just a tad like Dodgy Dave and his big idea!!

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    Down With Brown! says:

    “This is how we drilled my husband’s brain together.”

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    Liar Liar Pants on Fire says:

    Sarah Brown gave up a successful career in business to serve the country

    http://www.ayewrite.com/programme/events/Pages/sarahbrownevent.aspx

    How odd I can’t recall Sarah ever serving the country or standing for election (like her husband). The only event that comes to mind is when she tried to save Gordon at the Labour conference by calling him her hero.

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    Sally says:

    The best things in life are free.

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    PC says:

    Good to see that Sam is prepared to help white kids. Labour would never have done that, they always used a black or Asian kid in their PR stunts.

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    Engineer says:

    That is the lowest of the low – thrown out of McDonald’s.

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    Ed the Red Miliband says:

    Dave’s a lucky Dude, having a wife who can do the DIY must be bliss.

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    Great British Public says:

    WOW !!! Breathing real air like the proletariat ?? Amazing !!!!!

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    Bully Boy Balls says:

    Settle down you rabble and watch my impressive performance here

    http://bbc.in/fYSHr2

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    He doesn’t like answering criticism, does he?

    Nice bloke but, like all the rest of these lefties, cannot cut the mustard.

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    Pedant says:

    Slither, not crawl.

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    Please advise where you get your skunk? I want to buy some.

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    A Breath of FRESH Air. says:

    This is just unheard of. For the last 13 years we have never seen a politician or their spouse photographed without an ethnic kid in the foreground.

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    P. Doff says:

    Agree with you Engineer… the only two things we had to watch out for when operating a post drill and lathe – in both woodwork and metalwork classes – at Grammar School in the early ’60s was to roll our shirt sleeves up and tuck our ties into our shirts a couple of buttons down from the collar. Oh, and chemistry lessons with goggles? Do me a favour… it was a boys, not a girls school!

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    Gordon ( SoldGoldAtThe ) BottomBrown says:

    That Osborne bastard has cast aspersions on my judgement in selling loads of Bullion !!!

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    Budgie says:

    That photo should give an elf’n’safety person the collywobbles. Loose hair, no goggles and the kid with his finger on the drillbit.

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    You still cannot cυnt you count.

    Sorry, I’ll say that again…

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    Hamilcar Barca says:

    No safety goggles, and the boy’s fingers right up to the drill bit, the first child to be endangered by the ‘Big Society’ whose army of wageless serfs are to be provided with dispensable eyes and fingers.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Don’t forget the lachrymose performance when Gordoom bared his soul to the Nation.

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    Now I know how primary school teachers feel says:

    The first and only paragraph is about 40 lines long. You managed to read it all?

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    tell it like it really is says:

    :) :) :)

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    Now I know how primary school teachers feel says:

    “Old age” is a political philosophy?

    0/10. Try harder.

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    Whopper says:

    Burger King is better.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Praeterea censeo Carthago delenda est.

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    Her index finger is on the sensitive part. I feel movement.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Cool. So Sarah’s not at the Scottish book festival her husband’s attending next month? And he’s not at ‘her’ festival in March?

    Hmm… Marriage going well, is it?

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    Is it OK to be white again? I emigrated out of shame for my colour.

    Actually, I don’t wan’t to come back – except for a visit.

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    She still ain't got it. says:

    You on about the GMTV sofa or Piers Morgan?

    Either way it makes no difference. She was NOT serving her country, she was serving SELF. As a professional PR bod she was trying to save her husband’s career. But she ignored the age old adage that You can not make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear or the more modern vernacular that you can’t polish a TURD.

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    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    Why the fuck would I want a bunch of amateurs messing about with my life. Are we not allowed to say mind your own business not mine. Thanks but no thanks. NOW CLEAR OFF!

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    The NHS Deathcamp Politburo says:

    Killing children is the job of our non-English speaking wageless serfs.

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    Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa says:

    They just don’t get it, where is any humility; are they so hard-skinned that they feel no embarrassment; do they read their own publicity; are they so driven by money and fame that they cannot see through it; do they really think that they inspire people from their political publicity!!

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    LibLabCon says:

    No, you’re not allowed to say – or think – that.

  230. 230
    Muscular Mac says:

    BS by name BS by nature

    bet someone else has already said that

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    Something has Changed says:

    Well it feels that way. White is the new black.

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    no tool like an old tool says:

    it’s just nice to see her bent over – and Dave’s flaccid cock nowhere to be seen

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The work not properly jigged and clamped, a minor’s hand in dangerous proximity to a power tool handled by a non-certificated person, no eye-shields, no ear defenders, no protective clothing. The Safety Elf will have a field day when some lefty prod-nose files a formal complaint.

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    Silly Sally Bigcow says:

    Can I have a Kipperburger and small fries for my little hubby.

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    The Big Con says:

    My mother Jean who smokes about 60 fags a day and who is well into her 70’s swears blind that Sally Bercow was trying to sponge a fag off her when she was smoking outside MacDonald. She told the Sponging Bercow where to go.

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    no tool like an old tool says:

    or married

  237. 237
    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    This stinks of a Big Con.

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    no tool like an old tool says:

    what’s normal or attractive about shagging Dave?

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    albacore says:

    What, no compulsory apron Mr Doff?
    Ours must have been a right sissy school. And we got health & safety advice from the metalwork teacher.
    It was limited to the fable that, when he was a lad, his school’s metalwork shop had a human scalp mounted in a glass case on the wall nearest to the lathes.

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    Sciatico says:

    I forgot the trained first aider on standby.

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    Elf n Safety says:

    Prosecute Prosecute Prosecute.

    Sam and the Sprog ain’t wearing goggles.

    The Sprog ain’t wearing Chain Mail gloves.

    The Observer in the background is NOT wearing a hard hat.

    Sam is not dressed in a Kevlar frock.

    I think we have enough evidence here to bang the three of them up for life.

    They all should be wearing dust masks.

    Sam’s hair should be tied up in a bun.

    The sprog should not be wearing a bracelet.

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    meat and two veg says:

    Gilbert and George are playing Major and Currie

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    nell says:

    That woman sitting behind bullyballs looks as though she fully expects him to turn around and smack her one .

    It’s noticeable that ed ‘gordon’balls’ team spend much of their time telling anyone who will listen that balls is an economic genius. Balls of course spent much of his time, whilst in brown’s government, saying exactly the same of gordon. So he obviously believes in the tactic, tell a lie often enough and the public will believe it.

    It’s quite clear when balls opens his mouth on occasions like these that his capacity for rational economic judgement, just like gordon’s, is completely lacking.
    You couldn;t trust him with pocket money!

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    I bet she's been in plenty of "skanky loos" in her time says:

    http://twitter.com/SallyBercow/status/35057396464226304

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    Andy Burnham loses his rag at Speaker says:

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    More Elf n Safety says:

    Looks like they is all exposed to Live wood glue fumes too!!!!!

  247. 247
    bbitgu says:

    Cant :

    He normaly ok , Blog ok , tolarates unmodded speech

    Not as good a s guido but ok

  248. 248
    bbitgu says:

    Thats nowt compared to what your husband done to this country !

  249. 249
    bbitgu says:

    No Sally i aint paying for yoyr damaged goods!

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    Britain's Biggest Con- artists (BBC) says:

    We will continue to brainwash society. Cough up and pay for your enslavement. Fools. Kerrrching.

  251. 251
    bbitgu says:

    about your type then , It must be strange ……………. Whore

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    +1

  253. 253
    Anonymous says:

    “As I was watching the Commonwealth Games in India a little while back, and saw a sign on a cab that said: ‘English-speaking taxi driver’.

    “I thought, what a bloody great idea! Why don’t we have them in our country?”

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    Anonymous says:

    Quite agree, Billy. I saw those photos of her modelling dresses and TBH she looked too forced and uncomfortable to be sexy. This one though…

    Must up the meds, or climb aboard the old trout later on tonight. Not sure which is less appealing.

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    nell says:

    Has the squeaker’s wife so discredited herself and her spouse that the only invites out they now get are to skanky loos?

    Time they were on their way out methinks!

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    Gonk says:

    Heath played by Richard Griffiths
    in the style of Uncle Monty.
    If it’s Yank money they’ll
    probably cast Arnold Shw—-etc

  258. 258
    Sally the leach says:

    The Leach Sally is desperately losing the plot. Is she looking for a drug dealer? She has Dopey. Gawd what a sad individual she is. Poor Sally so desperate for attention.

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    Long Time Coming says:

    Finally he gets it! Disgraced MP Eric Illsley resigns seat in the Commons after £14,000 expenses fraud

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354961/MP-Eric-Illsley-quits-Commons-pleading-guilty-14k-expenses-fraud.html

    In a way I can understand his frustration as many many more MPs stole much much more but they have walked free and continue to walk free.

    Why was Jacqui Smith Never prosecuted?

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    I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    If you REALLY want to scrape the shit from the bottom of the barrel, look no further than the scented saint, Her Blairness. She’s detestable, and manipulative, and shrill, and supported evil in human form, namely her equally loathesome husband, but she CAN chew a corn on the cob lengthwise. Not many people can do that.

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    Most of you still pine for this era says:

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    oink says:

    so when is Bill Wiggin going to resign and have his day in court?

    big society equals big bollox

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    the beastin pamela andersons bikini says:

    Its nice to have a prime ministers wife that we would all like to share a good drilling with
    She she seems to know how to handle a tool
    Good with a drill aswell

  264. 264
    Eeu to me says:

    Wonder if HMRC & the local council will try to have a slice of him,just in case plod missed something

  265. 265
    oink says:

    oh do fuck off

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    lay in bed all day breeding says:

    Should feel right at home
    you being a skank !

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    That’s when we’re not assisting the old and frail into the next world.

  268. 268
    ++BREAKING NEWS++ says:

    Eric Illsley, who has admitted making dishonest expenses claims, formally resigns as MP for Barnsley Central

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    Ratzo, an ex Labour luvvie says:

    The young fellow being so helpful has a hospital identifier strapped to his right wrist . Probably just had his adenoids done and is still under under the influence of anaesthetic. Poor chap- typical of the media and the Tories to exploit him at a vulnerable moment. I hope he survives the experience.

    Which is more than can be said of the mad driller.

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    lay in bed all day breeding says:

    You need to get out more
    you dopey cow !

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    ++BREAKING NEWS++ says:

    Barnsley Central MP Eric Illsley has resigned, two days before he is due to be sentenced for dishonestly claiming parliamentary expenses.

    The MP had come under pressure to step down after admitting £14,000 of expenses fraud last month.

    Illsley had earlier said he “deeply regretted” his actions and would resign before his sentencing, which is due at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday.

    A Treasury spokesman confirmed that Illsley had resigned on Tuesday night.

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    I know, Billy. That is why I called him a nice bloke. I meant it. Unlike so many of the others who are full of nothing but venom and bile. But niceness does not excuse poor argument.

    I think he needs to get a wider experience than his native NI, love it though I do.

  273. 273
    jgm2 says:

    It’s almost as if some Labour crook had just resigned and they were trying to distract attention.

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    Anonymous says:

    Fuck me she’s needy.

  275. 275
    Professor Moriarty says:

    Probably beyond your species, but what the hell!

    http://exiledonline.com/reagan%e2%80%99s-cheshire-snarl/

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    There is a history lesson here for us all.

    “Speak softly, and carry a big handbag”

  277. 277
    Trevor Phillips says:

    Yes all well and good you health and safety experts but you are missing the real crime. There aren’t any ethnics in the photo.

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    One of the Great Unwashed says:

    No actual date when his resignation takes effect from , is it today, tomorrow or next week ? This news won’t be carried by the Biased BBC on any of there networks all they said last month & misleadingly IMO, he had resigned.
    Hope the media rubs fu*king Red Ed’s Nose right in this.
    The LABOUR crook Illsley as predicted will have his snout in the trough feeding on public funds right upto the very last minute.
    Hope the HoC officials double checks he most recent expense claims just in case he tries to fiddle again, would not put that past this conceited low life.

    A right thieving LABOUR scum bag & hope he’s gets the maxium prison term !! (And he’s not allowed any KY gel!)

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    A True Socialist mind you, he kept screwing the tax-payer for all he could get to the bitter end.

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    Wake up at the back says:

    FFS your braking news is half a thread late. Wake up at the back.

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    Sally's Make UP Sponge Twits says:

    # Sally Bercow the Leaching Twit# Tweet. That was a big huge poo I just did in the loo. Phew! I think John should give it five minutes.

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    the beastin pamela andersons bikini says:

    Indeed
    Brown running about a kitchen without his pants trying to lick some black male booty
    Or HMS Thatcher cooly sat there with a true gentleman and the most powerful man on the planet who accorded her mutual respect
    God bless them both

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    Engineer says:

    Simon Heffer produces an article with more thoughtfulness and insight than his usual offerings. There is disquiet in the ranks of the Conservative party about the quality of governance, and Heffer explores some of the reasons. Interestingly, they accord closely with sentiments often expressed by Guido’s windowlickers – poor presentation of policy, inexperience among ministers, and he additionally highlights the poor standards among civil servants. His views are, apparently, informed by a fairly senior minister not noted for going off message.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/simonheffer/8311969/Conservative-MPs-are-biting-their-tongues-but-for-how-much-longer.html

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    Yes. I am inured to this sort of thing due to its prevalence, unfortunately. I tend to skim read when the argument follows a recognisable course.

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    slippery when wet says:

    Reagan was never happier than bending her over and giving her one up the bum

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    one up the bum, no harm done says:

    Heffer is a fat ginger poof

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    Anonymous says:

    I’d drill her myself. Ding dong …..

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    I'm still pining for this era says:

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    Fuck off politicians! says:

    Your spelling is crap too.

  290. 290
    Jabba the Cat says:

    You been mailining smack again there YSL?

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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    We need to trigger a by-election in Piggy Illsley’s constituency. Can someone find a pile of doggy doo and stick a red rosette on it ? The voters up there will still vote for it.

  292. 292
    Desperation says:

    You know the whole B.S. idea is fucked when they have to wheel out the posh bint to mix with the Oiks in a lame P.R. photo-op.

  293. 293
    Wake up at the back says:

    No my K board is crap

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    Professor Moriarty says:

    The last time the blue rinsed, twin set and pearls activists like Engineer revolted, they stabbed their hero in the back as i remenber.

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    Carpet City (of Westminster) says:

    The whole festering stink pit needs carpet bombing. Don’t you infidel cock sucking bastards ever learn anything? Even from your hero George Bush and Tony Blair?

    Allahu Akbar!

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    Mad Nads says:

    She’s almost as big a slapper as me and I’ve fucked my way throught most of the backbenches and bloggers.

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    Agnetha says:

    Talking of being banged up for life…
    Looks like alleged rapist Julian Assange is trying to get off on a
    technicality.
    Either he’s got something to hide or he’s a spinless c*nt.

  298. 298
    bbitgu says:

    Its all a fuckin game

  299. 299
    Professor Moriarty says:

    Umpired by a Mummy’s boy with a crooked finger.

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  301. 301
    When you get a minute, can you ask your hero to kill himself? says:

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Dear Engineer. I agree that Heffer is more composed than is normal for him, but the message is not altered. The disparagement of Cameron and all his works, together with the overemphasis of the ripples on the brillig pond that is the CPP, are still his key themes. Heff, though hopelessly bigoted, nevertheless does us a service by highlighting that which the Muscular Liberal and his acolytes would rather was kept hidden. He is a puff of smoke on the wind, not the crackle of a fire..

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    Anonymous says:

    She does not want to do that too often her hair will get caught up in the chuck, she would then have a bald spot, mind she could be just posing.

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    I have followed politics for all my adult life, Engineer. I have to say that I would be beaten if I found myself in Cameron’s shoes. The wreck is beyond redemption in my view. That is one reason that I no longer live in the UK. I do not approve of Cameron as regards political philosophy as he has not spelled any out. But I also recognise that their are limitations due to being in coalition. He is good on his feet and may in time prove to be good.

    I imagine that you are not far removed in age from me, maybe slightly younger. I grew up appreciating that there had been a World War without experiencing any of it, except the privations that followed. I saw much bomb damage when I was very young as I was born in Plymouth. I know that we never want to see a return of that again in Europe. To that extent, I am an EU enthusiast. Or perhaps I should say, an EEC enthusiast. Political union has been much more vexatious than economic union and the common currency has been badly handled by those predictable states.

    It is easy, especially as a legitimately proud island race, to pour scorn on the EU where it patently has been mismanaged. But hey! We have also allowed ourselves to be mismanaged in a different way. Tearing the whole thing up may seem attractive for now. But if it means that our children and grandchildren end up killing each other, the blood will be upon our hands.

    We have to improve our game. Heffer is right on that point. But he also refers to curbing the EU. Quite right as well. In that respect, we should be doing so from the inside – if we pay any heed to our history.

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    Anonymous says:

    Sorry Ed you might have the theory, trouble is old cocker, but the practice is in the real world.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Bit too much sherbet tonight, old boy. Let the anger flow -toddle off and beat one of your wives.

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    Joss Taskin says:

    How do you read an audiobook ???????

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    With acknowledgement to Pete and Dud:

    Who are you calling cant, cant?

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    c.eng says:

    We are inside the EU but what difference have we ever been able to make.
    Why should we continue to support a corrupt institution whose finances have never been approved and which daily gathers more powers to tell us how to think and act in insane detail.

    I too grew up surrounded by bomb sites but I didn’t conclude that we had to be governed by an undemocratic european organisation set up for the benefit of the Franco Germans, and I don’t buy into the hypothesis that we would been at war again without the EU. From the 1870 to 1945 the wars were the responsibility of Germany which has now achieved domination by other means, not discounting their own not inconsidearable efforts.

    I do agree that the UK has been largely misgoverned but that’s part of a European problem of not understanding our place in a changing world and how the world works largely because of the general malaise of socialism throughout the EU.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Not a bad article for Simon “scratched record” Heffer.

    The civil service is certainly a major national problem – it has spent the last 14 years hoovering-up the unemployable to keep the unemployment figures down. As noted below, it needs carpet bombing.

  311. 311
    Scratch my Balls says:

    Got to say even before this Health an safety shit came out. As an apprentice in the seventies we had to never wear jewelry, never wear loose clothing, always wear eye protection, always have short hair and never operate a machine with others in the vicinity not similarly protected.

    And the biggest NO NO was to scratch our balls with hands covered in Lathe cutting fluid.

    Having said that I would expect the piccy was posed.

  312. 312
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Or even above.

  313. 313
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Sally is available – and she’ll stand as a candidate as well.

  314. 314
    nell says:

    Here’s another attention seeker like sally alley.

    Except this one keeps putting herself into the public eye for the purpose of hyping that ‘book’ she’s planning to publish on mother’s day.

    Of course she’s just trying to earn a pretty penny to keep the brown household solvent until gordon lands that big job that he says is coming his way quite soon, looking after the world’s finances, with lots of first class travel and generous salary and pensions.

  315. 315
    Simple says:

    Call me simple, but how is having consensual sex without wearing a rubber Johnny Rape?

  316. 316
    Berlin and Bust says:

    Has the EU really given us peace? Or is it that, today, if Germany kicked off like it has 3 times in the last 130 years, the war (and Germany) would be over in about 2 minutes?

  317. 317
    Wake up says:

    she means she’s been recording her book as an audio book.

  318. 318
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Sarah’s dulcet tones are being used as the voice on the CD of the book.

  319. 319
    Carpet City (of Westminster) says:

    I look at where ‘toddling’ along with ‘democracy’ in your shit hole of a country has got you and laugh in your face.

    Allahu Akbar!

  320. 320
    Tessa Tickles says:

    The burqa: God’s gift to wifebeaters. The general public can’t see the bruised mess underneath.

  321. 321
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Bearing in mind he’s on PM’s retired pay, I don’t think the household is on income supplement just yet.

  322. 322
    Here’s another attention seeker like sally alley. says:

    Be fair nell, SamCam had to put up with all those ghastly oiks for this photo-op.

  323. 323
    Fuck off politicians! says:

    I’m surprised the yanks haven’t shot the Hunt. He released the Lockerbie ‘bomber’.

  324. 324
    Your invisible magic sky pixie says:

    Be on the first plane out of Heathrow tomorrow, to Riyadh! Leave the infidels, never return to their land, and I will be happy with you!

  325. 325
    A rewriting of History says:

    The Browns like the Kinnocks before them are political failures.

    But what is the betting that 20 years from now that the BBC will treat the Browns with the great reverence that they now treat the Kinnocks?

  326. 326
    Biased Labour Toadies! says:

    Have you noticed what word the BBC has left out of that piece? That’s right… LABOUR!

    Not once has the gloriously impartial broadcaster mentioned that he was a LABOUR MP.

    FFS! They are such a joke.

  327. 327
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Still so much anger. Why don’t you go and sit on the stairs until the nasty carpet city goes away and the nice carpet city comes back?

  328. 328
    Anonymous says:

    She went to Seafield! Enough said.

  329. 329
    Anonymous says:

    The hoodie kid is clearly immature. Had he been slightly more on the ball, he would have taken his fingers away from the drill bit (probably covered her hand with his, just to cop a feel and be a bit in control), and be staring at her tits, jiggling away ever so gently.

    I know I would.

  330. 330
    Engineer says:

    Like many commenting here, I am perhaps a little more Eurosceptic (sometimes bordering on Euroseptic). My reason for this is the difference in political tradition between Britain and most of the more politically significant EU countries. We have a long history of personal independence, hard-won in many cases, and that reflects in our attitude that we are Sovereign and our politicians, whether they like it or not, serve us by acting in the country’s best interests. The continental tradition is more top-down, with people accepting more readily the diktat of government. Many of the EU institutions are modelled on the latter tradition, and that sits uneasy with me.

    Had the EU stayed as the EEC, a free-trade area bolstered by the seperate security provided by NATO, and perhaps with frequent summits between the senior politicians of the nation states, I could have lived easily with it. That would have been sufficient to guarantee European peace, which was supposedly the object of the exercise. Unfortunately, mission creep has set in among the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels, and things are going too far, too fast. We are in danger of losing our cherished independence; given how long it has taken us to shape it, that shouldn’t be given up lightly.

  331. 331
    Frank says:

    To be Frank. I am very disappointed with the CIA, IRA, Al-Qaeda, Barry Obama and Mrs Duffy.

    Every one of them has a good reason to assassinate Gordon and Not one of them has done it.

  332. 332
    Carpet City (of Westminster) says:

    You say I am angry yet I am the one laughing. It is you who are the angry ones my friend.

  333. 333
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Ah, now I thought that, too. But he’s not in Labour any more, he got chucked out last year.

    You can see the thought process at the BBC, though: “shall we say ‘former Labour MP’? Oooh, no, better not.”

  334. 334
    bbitgu says:

    Fuck it , Enjoy :-)

  335. 335
    PD77 says:

    Where’s the speech impediment gone?

  336. 336
    Engineer says:

    Reply awaiting the moderator’s pleasure.

  337. 337
    Your invisible magic sky pixie says:

    Plane. Riyadh. Tomorrow. Me happy. Don’t disappoint. OK?

  338. 338
    Get a life, tossflap says:

    @Wake up at the back Unlike you, I unfortunately don’t spend every waking minute on this site and therefore didn’t have the enviable ability to know what had been covered a thread and a half back.

  339. 339
    Sarah Twatter says:

    I tried to record Gordon’s latest bogbuster blockbuster of a book but kept falling asleep as I was reading.

  340. 340
    PD77 says:

    ROFLMAO

  341. 341
    Tessa Tickles says:

    I think we all share your disappointment.

  342. 342
    PD77 says:

    The moderator knows how to pleasure himself ;)

  343. 343
    Tessa Tickles says:

    If you look closely, the ‘teenager’ is slightly out of focus, to hide the fact he’s actually a wax dummy.

  344. 344
    Moderater (chief) says:

    No Payrise yet!

  345. 345
    I doubt it says:

    The BBC? 20 years from now?

  346. 346
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    If democracy is so terrible, why have 4 North African Arab nations had popular revolts to change to democracy from dictatorships? And how long do you think Lybia will last with Gaddafi in charge?

  347. 347
    Dave's BBC Spindoctor says:

    Hear! Hear!

  348. 348
    Carpet City (of Westminster) says:

    I hate democracy and your laughable shitty country so much, I live here rather than living in a Muslim nation!

  349. 349
    Dave's BBC Spindoctor says:

    Dave’s laughing on the inside.

  350. 350
    Mrs Duffy says:

    I like that Tawny Blur!

  351. 351
    Carpet City (of Westminster) says:

    Also, my penis is very very small.

    Perhaps too much information. But it was Allah’s Will that my penis should be very very small.

  352. 352
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I can finally accept that I am a complete failure and was the worst PM that the UK ever had.

    I will also admit that my ministers were rubbish and that we trashed the UK both socially and economically.

  353. 353
  354. 354
    Jonah, fuck off please says:

    Good. Now just kill yourself.

  355. 355
    Sinbad the pissed up Matelot says:

    It’s all hands to the deck as the HMS Big Society takes water below the bow.

    no doubt its been pointed out but if not

    Its ‘ holed below the waterline’ guido …. not “takes water below the bow”

    bit like the British promise then

  356. 356
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Ah! so you are angry because your penis is very, very, small. Do your wives gather every night to laugh at your penis? That is called freedom of association. They are allowed to do that in a democracy. Do they mock your miniscule manhood? That is called freedom of expression. That too is allowed in a democracy. Also allowed in a democracy is your right to have an operation that will leave you with a penis the size of a sex-crazed camel. Your wives will not mock you. They will fight to share your bed, and you will be happy. Peace be upon you my brother in democracy.

  357. 357
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a door knob.

  358. 358
    Confused dot Mercat says:

    That book that Red Ed has just published, the one with all the blank pages, was it printed by Devine’s “friendly printer” and if it was, and Red Ed used his expenses to print it, shouldn’t Red Ed be in prison?

  359. 359
    Joanne Angelina says:

    Sweden

  360. 360
    Little Johnny Berk says:

    Wotta total waste of space.

  361. 361
    Eeu to me says:

    Well turn, open up and tell the nation what you actually did with the trillions we think you pissed up the wall but you actually misappropriated, allegedly.

  362. 362
    Joanne Angelina says:

    She is serving the country?

  363. 363
    Anonymous says:

    Are tweets specifically designed to make you hate the tweeterer? If so, it’s working.

    BTW, if I’d have wanted to read this silly cows utterings, I would have visited her fucking tweet page.

  364. 364
    northern convert says:

    Sarah Brown often had a “Tool” in her hand! Oh, wait, that was her husband!!

  365. 365
    northern convert says:

    Should have gone to specksavers!!

  366. 366

    1. I didn’t conclude, either, that we had to be governed by an undemocratic european organisation.

    2. An economic union was a way to ensure that war would not break out again by making the member countries more inter-dependent. That is not the same as to state that we would been at war again without the EU by now (you only use the past tense, I note).

    3. A longer reach back into history will show that we experienced eight centuries of war with France. And at other times with the Spanish and the Dutch. The Germans did not enter the frame until recently in historical terms, following their unification.

    4. Socialism must accept a large part of the blame but that does not involve others of a different nominal persuasion.

  367. 367
    If it's Labour, it's dodgy says:

    Main fact: Red is Labour leader. Ergo he should be in prison.

  368. 368
    Gordon Brown says:

    I gave it all to Martians.

    They had ray-guns. I tried to stop them, but they did things to me.

  369. 369
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    Probably Polish or something …

  370. 370

    Well, if you’ve fulfilled all of your employers expectations in a proactive and holistic manner, if the child is dead then it was obviously the result of the system, which must therefore be tinkered with at great expense.

  371. 371
    David Miliband says:

    Too bloody right, after he stabbed me in the back.

    My career! Fucked. The wife’s inconsolable. retardEd? What the fuck does he know? He was only an MP for 5 frigging years (and all those as Balls’s tea-boy), now he’s fucking leader!

    Jesus fucking H.

  372. 372
    Tessa Tickles says:

    You (and I) may as well read her Twitterings.

    We’re paying for them.

  373. 373
    Blinky says:

    Shut it, fuckface. I’ll be Labour leader before long. Ed’s days are numbered.

  374. 374

    I am not far away from you here. There is more than one continental tradition if you compare the Germans with say the French. With the latter, it may have seemed top down but, in reality, the people tend to do what they will so there is an enormous “papering over the cracks” process in order to save appearances. Italy is two countries of producers in the north and lawyers and civil servants in the south. Many from the south work their way into positions of authority in the north. The outcome cannot be compared to either Germany or France.

    Too far, too fast is exactly right. However, we have to start from where we are now. Pulling out would win back some powers admittedly but I think that most in the UK would find it a pyrrhic victory within the medium term.

  375. 375
    John Major's Face Full of Curry says:

    Today I will be renaming my ‘cone hotline’ the ‘big society’.

  376. 376
    Bruce n Sheila says:

    He’s Australian, you know.

  377. 377
    Bruce n Sheila says:

    That T-shirt is showing a photo of his probation officer, mate.

  378. 378
    helpful serf says:

    Mr Doff, In my 1960s boys’ (grammar) school, our chemistry master was a real Scottish prick. We were doing the boiling point of water experiment one day, but he had forgotten to put a cork with a steam outlet in the mouth of the test tube. One lad who put his hand up to remind him of this was told to shut up and watch what the thermometer was doing. Glass went all over the classroom when the tube blew up, but being British bulldogs we just fell about laughing at his stupidity. Them was the days my friend. Pity they had to end.

  379. 379
    Spurs supporter says:

    Are these the Tel Aviv Weinsteins by any chance?

  380. 380

    There were those of that persuasion during the interwar years. The war to end all wars had been fought. Only Churchill feared otherwise. He was rewarded with his wilderness years.

    All of us travel to Europe. The notion of being at war with these civilised people is unthinkable. No chance that the European movement has played any part in this though! Allowing us to think that war is impossible – AGAIN.

    Look at our recent history at going to war in far enough away places. Walter Mitty Prime Ministers talking to God about what they should do – and then doing as they were told by a US president.

  381. 381
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “Mr Osborne said public spending would actually rise from £637billion in 2010/11 to £711billion in 2015/16.”

    It seems Osborne shares your vision Herr Bollocks.

  382. 382
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Wierder. So who pays that 34% of fees? Schools?

  383. 383
    lay in bed all day breeding says:

    Why is that girl not wearing goggles ?
    are asians exemp from british HSE rules ?
    infact the lad is not wearing them

  384. 384
    Anonymous says:

    Another nail in the coffin for John Bercow…

  385. 385
    Hamilcar Barca says:

    Marcus “Porky” Cato developed piles around the year 195 BC after folllowing the Dr Atkins low-carb high-fat diet.


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