February 18th, 2011

Hague’s Vague Bahrain Foresight

As shots ring out over Bahrain, have a look at what a news agency out of Manama was reporting our switched on Foreign Secretary saying exactly a week ago:

“British Foreign Secretary William Hague paid tribute today to Bahrain’s tremendous democratic achievements brought about thanks to the wise leadership and reform project of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He hailed the kingdom’s successful reforms expressing confidence Bahrain will build on them in the future.”

He went on to thank “Bahrain for its remarkable stances in the defence and security field adding that boosting consultation with the GCC countries regarding foreign policies is Britain’s top priority” Someone had their eye on the ball…

UPDATE: Given how much time Hague spent in Bahrain with his former SpAd, Chris Myers, you would have thought he would have clocked something was up.

According to his entry in the register of interests the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (c/o the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 30 Belgrave Square) donated the cost of hotel accommodation for two nights in Bahrain; £1,115.86 (9-11 January 2010) when he met the Foreign Minister of Bahrain. Perhaps he was distracted by something.


361 Comments

  1. 1
    Chris Myers says:

    Leave William alone you nasty blogger.

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    • 3
      Tom Tomos says:

      Spadstic!

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      • 56
        bernie million-quid-bung-to-blair ecclestein says:

        all you ragheads can fuck off and die! democracy? fuck off! i’ve got a race to run. how else is an old age pensioner to earn a crust and pay for his viagra and have his knob sucked off?

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    • 5
      Jack straw says:

      If Gaddafi falls can we have the Lockerbie bomber back?

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    • 10
      Self Interest says:

      I must admit Hague seems to take a totally different stance on Egypt where the UK has no interest than he does on Bahrain where the UK has lots of interests.

      But isn’t that what he is supposed to do? Acts in Britain’s interests.

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      • 16
        NeverRed says:

        They don’t have excellent free education, schools and hospitals in Egypt, quite a difference.

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      • 17
        William Gague says:

        Come into my hotel room and I’ll show you exactly how I act.

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      • 43
        smoggie says:

        The UK has plenty of interest in Egypt. BP has a huge presence there, for example, but don’t let that spoil your trite post.

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        • 113
          Obamalamadingdong says:

          BP does not stand for British Petroleum now. Did you not read the news during the USA oil spill?

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        • 311
          Taxfodder says:

          Yes but you and I are NOT the UK!

          The UK is and always has been very happy to support pretty much anything at all, especially if it makes a few bob!

          The UK can afford to be anything it likes if it loses nothing by being so.

          WE are NOT the UK!

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    • 34
      Bahrain, Hague SpAd Tryst. says:

      Hi Chris. I recall that you and William spent two nights together in Bahrain on your way back from Afghanistan. Paid for by the Bahrain government.

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      • 121
        Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

        It was a short honeymoon break for the lad and his benefactor, don’t be so mean. Gay lads like Chris, deserve to be wined and dined by their millionaire benefactors like everyone else in a similar position.

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    • 77
      Larry The Fat-Cat Banker says:

      “Given how much time Hague spent in Bahrain with his former SpAd, Chris Myers, you would have thought he would have clocked something was up”

      Oh, he did that alright, Mr. Fawkes…

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    • 99
      Noise says:

      Is there any particular reason Hague is given such a punishing time on this blog? It seemed reasonable when I thought this was an independent blog, but with Neo-Guido on board it just seems.. bizarre. Unless it’s just because he’s committed a few whoopsies and we like gossiping? Which admittedly I do.

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    • 145
      D Boyd says:

      Ah Oil, the cause of, and solution to, all of mans problems.

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    • 163
      Anonymous says:

      1 room or 2?

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    • 273
      Months into the 7/7 Inquest and the BBC refuse to ever mention that it was Muslim Terrorism!!!! says:

      PLEASE READ ABOVE. WHAT BASTARDS THE BBC ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. 2
    Sepp Blatter says:

    Is Qatar safe?

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  3. 4
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I can translate, he is just saying “its a great place for a military base”

    Do you disagree with that?

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  4. 6
    I'm In This Alone says:

    Or on some balls

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  5. 7
    Steve Miliband says:

    It’s Sunni’s uprising against the ruling Shia’s. It is a religion thing rather than a democracy thing.

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    • 22
      Muslims Against Islam says:

      It’s a funny old world.

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    • 23
      PD77 says:

      As it usually is in that region.

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    • 51
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      But it’s the peaceful religion !
      sad fact is they are all the same
      but fucking hate each other and everybody else !

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    • 65
      String emUp says:

      Back of the class I’m afraid. The rulers are Sunni , the other 70% of the population are Shia. Iran has been trying to stir it up for years and now it is going tits up though I am unsure how much credit Iran deserves as opposed to the 100% it will claim.

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      • 221
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        Teachers pet sat right at the front !
        there are many different types/tribes of muslims
        and they all hate each other !

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    • 74
      smoggie says:

      It’s actually more tribal than anything else as is usually the case in Arab politics. When I lived in Oman many, many years ago the new Sultan who came to power banned “tribalism” in an attempt to bring unity to the nation. And that included the local Welsh choir and the Caledonian Society becuase they were “tribes” and he was correct. My how we English chaps larfed at the predicament of the expatriate Celts!!

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      • 101
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        I got caught humming the theme tune to the archers once. I was placed under house arrest for a week.

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        • 117
          Ted Grimley, taxidermist to the quality says:

          I’ve never heard it all the way through. My hand shoots out by reflex and switches the radio off as soon as it starts.

          How does it go on from: dum dee dum dee dum dee dum?

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    • 218
      Susie says:

      It’s an Ahmadinejad thing… like Afghanistan is.

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    • 274
      fools gold says:

      Or the other way round

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  6. 11
    It's all Balls says:

    What did you expect him to say Guido?

    Are you the sort who arrives at a party and tells the host/hostess that the house stinks, the curtains don’t match the suite, the foods crap and that you stopped drinking Piat d’or when you left Uni?

    Thought not.

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  7. 12
    Hank the Cowboy says:

    I’m sick of Arabs cluttering up our news. Who paid for their flags I wonder. Its usually George Soros.

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  8. 13
    Bernie Ecclestone says:

    Sort it out Hague, this is costing me money. Big Time!!

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  9. 14
    Jack says:

    Follow the money Guido

    But start with Blair, the Powell brothers, Mandelson and Precott first..

    I kid thee not

    There are billions up for graps at this very moment…

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  10. 19
    Final attempt says:

    Stop rioting or you aint getting the Grand Prix.

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  11. 20
    Gordon Brown says:

    i want my pension paid in chocolate coins

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  12. 21
    His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa says:

    Good man, Willy. Get in!

    ila Al Leka’

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  13. 24
    Desperate Dan says:

    All these Egyptians and Bahrainis are asking for is £40,000 a year each, Miele washing machines, gold plated taps and no requirement to work for them. Someone has promised them all their dreams will come true if only they rampage round the streets causing havoc for a few weeks – and the fools believed him.

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  14. 30
    Eeu to me says:

    Bahrain now that’s one place I wouldn’t have thought would have kicked off especially now they are connected via causeway to Saudi,I think Brown may not have the monopoly of man nappies,I think da management in Saudi will be making sure their visa’s are in order as they may need to get out quickly to visit their money,oooh Britain and America must be burning some lights on this one.

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    • 69
      Chris Patten New BBC Chairman says:

      The causeway has been there for decades.

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      • 89
        Eeu to me says:

        1982,hell thats flown.

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      • 304
        Nonnybod in Sandiland says:

        The only reason the Saudis built it is so that they could all get access to easy booze for the weekend freely available in Bahrain but strictly off limits in 6th Century Saudi Arabia. The Kuwaitis like it too – a quick whizz down the coast, turn left and off you go…

        Interesting place the Gulf.

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    • 204

      The Park Lane call girls are booked into Thai hospitals for their fanny tightening ops in anticipation… London will boom again with all the Saud family splashing the cash!

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    • 281
      Atheist says:

      I’m slightly worried as I have a relative in Bahrain.
      Are British subjects being given any advice on whether it’s safe to stay
      or should they get the hell out?

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  15. 38
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    He wouldn’t have noticed what was going on
    with his face buried in the pillow !

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  16. 39
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Lets stir up some shit in Qatar
    then they wont have to hold the world cup in a feckin greenhouse !

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  17. 40
    Hypoc Risy says:

    Consensual sex between two adults? Disgusting! They should be like the catholic church, noncing children!

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  18. 44
    The Leader of the Opposition says:

    Guido

    Please detach me from my Balls

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  19. 50
    Barry Maguire says:

    “The eastern world, it is exploding
    Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
    You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
    You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
    And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

    But you tell me
    Over and over and over again, my friend
    Ah, you don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    of destruction.

    It is exploding

    Slience

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  20. 53
    Vince the Fable says:

    It will cost £300,000 to move civil servants dealing with Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over BSkyB, after Vince Cable’s gaffe, the BBC has learned.

    IT changes will cost an estimated £280,000 and moving staff and materials £20,000, an FOI request revealed.

    The business secretary was stripped of his role overseeing media competition issues after being recorded saying he had “declared war” on Rupert Murdoch.

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  21. 54
    Barry Maguire says:

    Bring it on Guido

    We have a more more to say

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  22. 59
    Diplomat says:

    Can’t we just carpetbomb the entire raghead region while we can?

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  23. 62
    Cardinal Kaspar says:

    Guido

    You must not let the sordid nature of British politics corrupt you soul

    Britain is a third world country as I said publicly.

    Please have a wonderful evening and life with your family which everyone on this blog knows is at your very heart as it is with all creaeurs of God.

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  24. 64
    Chris Patten New BBC Chairman says:

    Fucking A !!!!!!

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      You can hear the screams in the BBC corridors already says:

      Mr Patten, a former chairman of the Conservative party, is understood to have got the nod from David Cameron to take over from Sir Michael Lyons.

      The appointment comes at a highly sensitive time for the corporation and will mark a return of a Tory to the top of the BBC after successive chairmen who were deemed close to Labour.

      Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, told the Prime Minister that Mr Patten was “head and shoulders” above the other candidates.

      Mr Hunt believes that Mr Patten will be able to stand up to the BBC over controversial aspects of its running including senior salaries and expenses. He has experience of dealing with highly-charged political issues and has a reputation for being strong-willed, a senior Culture Department source said.

      He beat Sir Richard Lambert, the former head of the CBI, and Dame Patricia Hodgson, a long time BBC trustee to the post.

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      • 75
        Great and Good says:

        Patten went native well before he put himself up for the bbc. he’s a dyed in the wool “we know best” social cohesion, soft-left metroliberal. Trebles all round!

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        • 79
          smoggie says:

          If he can sort out the Chink he can deal with the Pink.

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          • He’ll probably sell it to China – mind you, would we notice the difference?

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          • Nonnybod in Sandiland says:

            He did not “sort the Chink”. They merely took back was was rightfully theirs anyway. He just happened to be the guy wearing the hat with the feathers on top on that rainy night in HK.

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        • 106
          I Remember You Hoo says:

          Absolutely correct, Patten is a senior figure in the Tory Reform Group, a more venal group of Fabian social democrats, you could only find within ZaNu itself. Shits to a man and not one of them Conservative. The BBC will love him and he they.

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      • 78
        NuAttack Dog says:

        He’s a good lad Chris

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      • 80
        Quivering Leftie Sphincters says:

        Good choice Dave!

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        • 109
          I Remember You Hoo says:

          The Tory Reform Group.

          * President: Ken Clarke MP
          * Chairman: Timothy Crockford
          * Deputy Chairman: Victoria Roberts
          * Patrons:[3] Sir John Major, Nicholas Bourne AM, David Curry, Stephen Dorrell MP, Charles Hendry MP, Lord Heseltine, Lord Hunt, Lord Hurd, Michael Howard, Steven Norris, Lord Patten, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, Sir Timothy Sainsbury, Ian Taylor, Lord Trimble, Lady Verma, Sir George Young MP.
          * Vice-Presidents:[3] Alistair Burt MP, Damian Green MP, Jonathan Evans MP.

          As I said, a complete shower.

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      • 83
        Angry Taxpayer says:

        So we will have another old fart with a tomato face inbibed with al cohol and a tra itor to Maraget Thatcher who saved Britain after the IMF, as the Chairman of the BBC

        What a change

        Why not Ken Clarke after he has fallen over a mousetrap in Sally’s courtyard FFS ?

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        • 87
          Johnny Berk says:

          I’m not happy.

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          • Angry Taxpayer says:

            Go back to your taxi and your trechery you pipseak

            To thiok that I will have to pay you r pension for life is obcsene…

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          • Historian says:

            Don’t forget that he was Mandelson’s plant

            Birds of a feather

            Why do think they always had pogroms FFS ?

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          • The Infinite Squeaker and his dad's taxi says:

            Hey

            You have just stolen my dad’s taxi..

            Order order

            I have given him a special pass to park it in Sally’s boudoir

            Order order

            Give it back or I will get the pooowlice onto you

            Order disorder…

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        • 88
          Quivering Leftie Sphincters says:

          Patten is one smart cookie. As a smiling assassin he’ll sort the leftie bollocks an make no mistake.

          Excellent choice. Things are on the up.

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          • Sir William Waad says:

            Patten is an amiable old buffer with many part-time jobs, who won’t be looking for any trouble. If they keep him well-supplied with Taylor’s ’97 LBV he won’t rock the BBC bateau.

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          • Anonymous says:

            “Sort the lefty bollocks out…” . Oh you wag, Patten’s a former EU commissioner who went native many moons ago. Expect the lefty bollocks to continue unabated with a nudge and a wink from Chris.

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          • List of Tory Reform Group Defectors says:

            Patten, like Cameron, is not part of the solution, they are both part of the problem.

            Here are some more ‘tories’ from the TRG who now amazingly are perfectly happy not being Conservative!

            * Liberal Democrats: Emma Nicholson, Susan Bell,[4] Arthur Bell,[4] Hugh Dykes, John Lee, Paul Howell, Bill Newton Dunn, Peter Price, Keith Raffan, Anna McCurley

            * Labour Party: Shaun Woodward, Alan Howarth, Peter Temple-Morris, Judith Symes[5]

            * Pro-Euro Conservative Party: Sir Anthony Meyer, John Stevens, Brendan Donnelly, Ian Gilmour

            * Social Democratic Party: Stuart Bayless; Tom Hayhoe[6].

            [sarcasm on]The BBC are quaking in their boots alright.[sarcasm off]

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      • 277
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        another free loading wanker !

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      • 358
        Archie says:

        You think Fat Pang will be an improvement at the Beeb?

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  25. 67
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I will say this if you are now more interested in Chris Meyers bottom could you give me Ffions phone number ?
    If theres a bit of spare “Front Bottom ” going there i’m interested !

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/10/10/article-1076370-02F79E0700000578-382_468x659.jpg

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  26. 70
    Democrazy says:

    Sectarian violence could erupt between shias and sunnis in Bahrain. America, Britain, Saudis will be secretly wanting the existing regime to stay in place. Iran will give its hypocritical support for democracy in Bahrain as it plans to exert it influence over the shia population.

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  27. 73
    Angry Taxpayer says:

    I remember patten as a

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  28. 82
    WILLY LIKES A BIT OF WILLY GAYGUE says:

    Look Bahrain is a bloody hot country OK?

    http://johnnyvoid.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/hague-lleatherboy2.jpg

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  29. 92
    Sir William Waad says:

    There would be something rather magnificent, though, in Hague and Myers, in a hotel in Manama, enjoying a couple of beers and some pork scratchings before settling down to an in-depth discussion of Uganda,

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  30. 111
    It was the best of times;it was the worst of times;the age of reason;the age of foolishness says:

    Time to really worry if the Dominoes start to fall towards the House of Saud…….whatever happens though the price of crude is likely to increase especially given the present problems in Libya as well as Bahrain ………we’re no longer in the land of the Pharoahs this is “oil country” and is now endangering the western economy and is definitely not good news for the UK Economy. Meanwhile the BBC is not sounding so gung-ho for regime change as they were over Egypt….perhaps the penny has started to drop on the seriousness of the situation………………

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  31. 118
    Bling Bling Blair says:

    I will be in Cairo tomorrow

    As UN Middle East envoy

    It is such wonderful cover..MI6 could not do better and I know them

    But to pick up about $40 million in fees for a few days work

    My chief of staff Powell will actually pick up the cash

    But it is only the beginning

    I will have rich pickings from the fall of all my dictator friends

    I may become rich as the Rothschilds which is my wife Imelda’s wish…

    Not back window lickers eh ?

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    • 126
      Bling Bling Blair says:

      And do you know

      My mate Bill Clinton and and I called Banki Moonie (I always confuse him with one of the banks I work for) or whatever he is called..the UN Secretary General

      Bill told him to fart

      And do you know what ?

      He actually….

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      • 127
        Mandy of Lazards in his blue suede shoes says:

        Tony

        Correction

        He is actually Wankie Boonie

        After one of the songs I wrote for you…

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  32. 120
    Mahatma Kote says:

    I’m thinking of writing a musical about Islam.

    I’m going to call it “I got you Babe – Sunni and Shia”.

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  33. 124
    David Miliband says:

    Remember me anyone?

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  34. 129
    Oh Dear contractors will be upset says:

    Ot Shell have sold Stanlow refinery to an Indian company for £800 million.

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  35. 147
    BillyBob.....beware, the jungle drums!! says:

    No Billy Bowden……… has he taken a hit ??????

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  36. 153
    Farage fan says:

    If you missed it last night, these are the highlights of Farage and Heseltine demolishing Yvette Testicles, and Farage tearing into the EU.

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    • 154
      Farage fan says:

      The most enjoyable parts are where Farage attacks Brown and Heseltine goes on the attack against Eva over Byrne’s note.

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    • 191
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      I will be voting for UKIP from now on !
      OK they are un tested
      but we have seen what the others are
      and i for one am sick to fuckin death of crooks running this country !

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      • 201
        Woman without a TV says:

        We can safely say the Cons and Liebour have been tested to death and found to be, well, utter shit. The LibDims, when they got near the wheels of power, were found to be as insane as everyone guessed they would be.

        UKIP is a very good choice. The only other option is the party headed by a guy who shot himself in the face.

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    • 244
      Fucking Hell says:

      4.09 = Typical inbred labour supporter look at those fucking teeth! Fucking hell thought it was a Predator from the movies for a second.

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    • 360
      Archie says:

      Top marks to Nige! No wonder Balls blinks so much. Cuts down on his exposure to Yvette! As for Tarze………………and Cable. What a plonker!

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  37. 155

    Shadow business secretary John Denham said: “£300,000 of public money is being spent for no other reason than to media manage the fact that Vince Cable is incapable of running his own department.”

    Vince is a tit, we all know that. His own know that. But let us put that in context, shall we?

    John Denham’s lot ran up a debt equivalent to over 4 million times that figure. Large pot – tiny kettle – both black.

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    • 169
    • 173
      Engineer says:

      Vince is something of an economic flibbertygibbet, but if he manages to make life a little easier for business startups and existing SMEs, he’ll do us all a service. Two thousand small businesses employing an average of five people each is better than one flagship inward investment project employing 2000 people, and as someone pointed out on QT last night, every new job creates increased spend, which stimulates the wider economy, thus generating more employment.

      Napoleon sneered at us for being a nation of shopkeekers, but it’s a strength. It suits the independent spirit of the average Brit to work in a smaller team, and it confers great flexibility to the economy. Niche markets that the big boys wouldn’t touch can be successfully and profitably exploited by sole traders and small businesses. There’s also the very real prospect that some SMEs will grow to be the big boys of tomorrow.

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      • 216
        AC1 says:

        Vince is a know-nothing windsock. But if he manages to reduce the state punishment of employers then things might be better for the economy.

        AC1 (who runs a small niche business consisting of about 5 people).

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  38. 159
    Thanks for that says:

    Thanks. Good watch

    Any question 2 nite. R4 20.00

    GEORGE MONBIOT – Mad as a hatter
    DOUG RICHARD – Dragon’s Den fame
    SUSAN GREENFIELD – Lord’s cross bencher
    KELVIN MACKENZIE – Needs no introduction.

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  39. 162
    Agent 99 says:

    test

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  40. 165
    Agent 99 says:

    a certain person who appeared in a bed sheet recently has just got herself banned from the BBC as she is too political

    http://www.politicshome.com/uk/story/14283/

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    Dirty Politics says:

    Why is Britain suspending certain exports such as tear gas to Bahrain and Libya?

    Would Britain expect Libya to suspend oil exports to the UK because the oil might fuel war planes to drop bombs on arabs?

    What’s so wrong with tear gas anyway, surely it’s a lot better than cluster bombs.

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  44. 176
    EU, bailouts, nannying, muzzies, corrupt non-resigning MPs & me? No thanks. says:

    Fuck Hague and all who sail in him. A luvvy traitor cut from the same cloth as Lord Mandy.

    Fuck him, the conning Conservative Party and all those who think they are the real deal. They are not.

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  45. 178
    Paul Marks says:

    If the British government had wished to oppose the government of Bahrain the time to do so was when they were NOT under attack.

    Then one could have said “well your family has ruled for two centuries and has long been good friends of Britain – but you are Sunni and most of the population is Shia, so we think you should hand over power”.

    But to praise people when they are powerful – and then to attack them when they are under threat…..

    This is just so LOW that I can not find the right words to describe it.

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  46. 179
    AnotherAnon. says:

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  47. 189
    The BBC Status Quo Lives says:

    The BBC has reverted to form after last night’s QT. Tonight’s Any Questions audience is populated by the Rabid left.

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    • 194
      Woman without a TV says:

      Are you a masochist?

      The telescreen can be turned off. Or even junked.

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    • 211
      Anonymous says:

      The audience cheered when it was said that the NHS should not be reformed.

      Having recently had both elderly parents (now dead) basically neglected, rejected and subjected to what could be considered torture by the NHS I would say reform of the NHS should be made the highest priority.

      Why do people want to maintain the sub standard stus quo?

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      • 225
        Engineer says:

        For one simple reason – they don’t know any different. It’s all they’ve ever known.

        If they were to experience service of that quality from their supermarket or car dealership, they’d change suppliers PDQ. With most health provision, most of us can’t afford the only available alternative. Because the nhs is a monopoly supplier, it has no incentive to improve.

        Good luck to Andrew Lansley – he’ll need all the resolve he can muster, but he’s right to start reforming it.

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        • 238
          This post is how the NHS treat the elderly. says:

          I can not say it strongly enough. Keep your elderly relatives away from an NHS hospital, let them die in peace.

          Nurses no longer nurse, Beds are no longer made, patients are no longer fed, bowel pain for want of a shit or piss is no longer treated seriously or timely, dehydration is common, there is NO continuity of doctors.

          IT is ABSOLUTELY AWFUL. IT IS A NATIONAL DISGRACE and why do the Left love this?

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    • 250
      Wait and See says:

      Far from perfect but a move in the right direction.
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/feb/18/lord-patten-bbc-trust-chairman

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    • 361
      Archie says:

      When is the AQ audience NOT full of rabid Trots?

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  48. 193
    BBC spokesperson says:

    Our new chairman should be someone with extensive experience of sucking on the public teat. We believe we have found such a person.

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  49. 195
    It was All my Boss's fault. says:

    The copper shot by Moaty is now suing his force for a million quid.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358345/Police-officer-blinded-murderer-Raoul-Moat-blasted-shotgun-sue-police-force-1m.html

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  50. 203
    Pay up you suckers! says:

    ROME (Reuters) – A European Union pledge to help Tunisia’s transition with 258 million euros is “ridiculous” and shows Brussels is not up to the task of dealing with the crisis in North Africa, a Tunisian minister said on Thursday, 17 January.

    “The figures put forward by the European Union are ridiculous and show that it has not understood the scale of the historical events in the southern Mediterranean,” Industry Minister Mohamed Afif Chelbi told a conference in Rome.
    The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said on a visit to Tunisia this week that the EU would disburse 258 million euros ($350 million) in aid to the country by 2013 and immediately unblock 17 million euros.

    “When Ashton said 17 million, our minister thought he had misunderstood and asked: ‘Millions or billions?’ Once again, the European Union has not been up to the task of dealing with the region.”

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    Hot Hot Hot! says:

    Can someone please put 10 of these into Gordon Brown’s evening stew?

    Its previous claim to fame was as the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. But now the market town of Grantham in Lincolnshire has produced an even fierier export after a local producer grew the world’s hottest chilli. Measuring 1.17 million on the Scoville Scale – an official measure of spicy heat – the Infinity chilli is so hot that it carries a health warning.

    Grown by Nick Woods, 39, the chilli – which was grown in a greenhouse – made it to the Guinness Book of Records after out-spicing the previous title holder, the Bhut Jolokia, from India. Mr Woods, who runs his own business Fire Foods from his home in Grantham, said he grew the record breaking chilli by accident. He explained: “I didn’t set out to grow it, it’s really easy for chillies to crossbreed in a greenhouse, one day I just saw this new chilli plant growing.

    “When I tried it tasted nice at first, like an odd fruity taste, the effect is delayed. Then it hit me. All of a sudden I felt it burning in the back of my throat, so hot that I couldn’t speak. “I began to shake uncontrollably, I had to sit down, I felt physically sick. I really wouldn’t recommend anybody eat it raw like that.”

    Former RAF worker Mr Woods started his chilli business five years ago after being given a plant by a friend. He said: “We do feel quite honoured to get it because everyone in the world has heard of the Guinness Book of World Records. “Even if someone else comes along and beats it, they can never take it away from us that we once held the world record.”

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    I wonder why the MSM hasn't reported on this. Could it be because it's about dirty violent muslims? says:

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    McDoom emerges from his shit stained hovel for a few minutes says:

    The chingrinning mong faced c unt has risen from his toilet to talk more shit. And believe it or not, the evil bastard actually resorts to the “it’s all Thatcher” line!!!!

    From the marxist daily record:
    Gordon Brown yesterday accused the Con-Dem government of consigning young Scots to a lifetime on the dole. The former PM blasted David Cameron and Nick Clegg as new figures showed that youth unemployment was at its highest levels since records began. He said they stood guilty of condemning “a whole generation to nothing more than the vacuum and waste of unemployment”.

    Writing exclusively in today’s Daily Record, the former PM launches his strongest attack yet on the Coalition. Brown called for urgent action and a re-ordering of priorities at Westminster and Holyrood to tackle the scourge of youth unemployment .

    He said: “We are preparing instead to hand over tomorrow to an army of young people who have been denied the training, skills and life chances that older people once took for granted.” He added: “We know from the 1980s and 1990s that the Tories do not believe in creating life chances for our young people. “We still talk of Thatcher’s children – a whole generation whose lives were blighted by years on the dole.

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      Socialism = A bankrupt tomorrow today says:

      Brown and his Socialist Scum have stolen the futures of generations to come through their corrupt borrow and spend policies.

      All of which was spent on themselves, their cronies and their socialist schemes for waste and corruption.

      How can he have the temerity to lecture us the evil bastard.

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    • 248
      Angry English taxpayer says:

      Can we not finally cast off that awful place called Jockland

      And the equally awfgul and criminal Scottish labour with it

      Begone with you scroungers, wreckers, whiners and thieves

      Take your independence and fuck off

      We have subsidised you for too long…

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    • 254
      Brown just talks utter shit says:

      “the former PM launches his strongest attack yet .. Brown called for urgent action and a re-ordering of priorities at Westminster and Holyrood to tackle the scourge of youth unemployment.”

      There has been a re-ordering of priorities. That’s why Brown’s no longer PM.

      “We are preparing instead to hand over tomorrow to an army of young people who have been denied the training, skills and life chances that older people once took for granted.”

      They’ll have been educated under Labour. And they’ll be the ones cleaning up Labour’s mess.

      He added: “We know from the 1980s and 1990s that the Tories do not believe in creating life chances for our young people.“

      Brown was a product of the 80s and 90s, and yet – unfortunately for Britain – he became Chancellor and then PM.

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      • 259
        Joss Taskin says:

        Have they abruptly changed Gordon’s medication ????

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        • 269
          Nurse says:

          We tried to disguise his medication by putting it in his fizzy orange but it seems all the fizz diluted the medicine’s potency. We’ll just have to administer it directly up his botty.

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          • billy the bumbiter's personal medical adviser says:

            billy adopts a similar approach, but it’s a different sort of medication

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      Eeu to me says:

      Shame the bastard didn’t sort things out when he was second in command and then the manager ,if 13 years wasn’t long enough for him to sort out things,then how the feck does he expect 9 months to be long enough,he’s a slimey hypocritical piece of lieing trash,fancy calling a core voter a bigot,jeez h crumpet.

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    • 286
      Major Chorley-Trumpington says:

      It must be the job of the Scotchist parliament to sort out that shit, not Westminster.

      Or do they want England to take them over again, like we had to last time when they bankrupted themselves?

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        77% of the Last Labour Government were English says:

        Was that the time we put a scot on the English throne, you mean that takeover?

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  54. 261
    Nat from Corfu says:

    I call on all my friends with megayachts and private planes to assemble urgently in Corfu

    The Gaddafi clan (there are hundreds of them) are approaching us here

    Mandy is doing it his knickers as usual…Tony has buggered off to the next trouble spot to collect his fee..The Russians have disowned me…

    I am all alone…Friends and billionaires..surely you know it is the right thing to do…

    Help me…

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    • 263
      Wavy Davey (my brains are gravy) says:

      My 3-step Big Solution.

      1. Pre-announce a speech in which I say we will stand by you.

      2. Say something about not letting you lot into Britain. Quotas, you see.

      3. Let you all into Britain.

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    From the invisible FT:
    Balls warns King on Bank credibility
    Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has criticised Mervyn King, Bank of England governor, saying he should step out of the political arena and stop tying his credibility to the coalition’s “extreme” deficit-reduction plans.
    In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Balls drew comparisons between Mr King’s stance and the backing lent by the Bank of England to the Treasury’s fiscal hawks during the Great Depression.

    Where does one start? There is so much wrong with this. Leaving aside the anal approach of the soft pink organ in question, WTF is extreme about what the coalition is doing? If only they were!!! Balls the architect of our over-borrowed position is talking as if he had nothing to do with it. The fucking corpse is already dead, you prick. Stop shooting.

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  56. 267
    The Cones hotline. says:

    Is Dave’s Big society akin to Major’s Back to Basics?

    I think it is.

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  57. 287
    cheche says:

    read quickly

    All these unemployed Muzas is rioting cos they aimnt got the living standards of the west. Been to Burnley lately

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  58. 295
    Anonymous says:

    I just wanted to say that Billy Bowden will live on in our hearts.

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  59. 296
    Larry says:

    “Why is it OK for me to rip the head off a mammal in Downing Street but against the law for a cannine friend of mine to rip the head of a fox in the countryside? After all aren’t all vermin equal in this country?”
    Is that what they mean by politics?

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    • 297
      Eeu to me says:

      If Downing street is part of the Palace of Westminster then all the 3000 laws Liebour made don’t apply,they were very good at making sure of that for some reason,maybe that was Bliar get out clause for all the wrong and damage he did .

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  60. 298
    Anonymous says:

    I saw that, If only we had independent press, state funding always has a means.The group in question leader has spoken of eugenics.

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  61. 300
    The Paraletic says:

    Gavin and Stacey = the beard marriage !

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  62. 301
    Mustapha Fag says:

    Seriously! Hague is as vague as Bliar and the British Embassies in regard to what goes on in the Gulf and Middle East!
    As soon as someone coughs the Embassies close down! I thought when things got tough they would be there for their people in those countries?
    Just a thought!!
    By the way there were not TENS OF THOUSANDS on the streets of Sanaa yesterday as reported by the useless lying press and TV! I drove through Sanaa at 130pm and it was closed! Not a demo in sight!
    So there

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  63. 302
    Mustapha Fag says:

    Dimbleby is a digrace and should be sacked!

    Mrs Balls knows SFA……………..HE SHOULD HAVE MADE HER ANSWER!

    You need to get on the streets like us and sort these liars out!

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    • 312
      albacore says:

      Stultification – that’s the name of the game
      Every week on QT they play it the same
      When you see Dimbleby lolling there, dumbly scowling
      Just shut your eyes and empathise
      Years of that would leave a hot rock howling
      It doesn’t get any better

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    • 326
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      Sack the fuckin old duffer !
      he’s an ignorant twat
      all ways shouts down the likes of N Griffin and Nigel Farage
      As for the Tranny Cooper’s Balls she sums up the Labour party to a “T”
      not a fucking clue about the size of the debt that they left us
      infact not a fucking clue that there was a debt in the first place
      It was all the Tories fault from the 80′s and 90′s
      then you had Alan Johnson shadow chancellor who new fuck all about N I rates
      and “Maths was never my strong point” I’ll have to brush up !
      FFS he needs to brush up on what his wife is up to
      then you have Ed Milliband who looks like he would struggle to tie his own shoe laces

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      Eeu to me says:

      Get a grip sir/madam/ms/whatever,QT come under the heading of entertainment,you have the possibility of changing channels or turning the tv off,whichever way you go you still pay,the law needs changing if even if it’s just to get rid of having to pay the bbc tax just for watching other channels,theirs no reason now with tv being computerised that they can’t block BBC channels if you don’t pay up.

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      • 340

        Quite right, Eeu to me, that the ‘Licence Fee’ should be removed. Living in southern Europe, the BBC put all sorts of obstacles in our way so we cannot see things like PMQs. “You cannot watch this in your country”, they say. Fools.

        Of course, we find ways around this, multiple ways – when we can be arsed.

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          Eeu to me says:

          Reading somewhere that there’s at least 6 million British passport holders living and working abroad,now tapping into that with internet tv streaming,but hey £3billon ripped out of the hands the masses because they want to watch ITV,who gives a monkeys about the expat market.

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          • The ability to broadcast is a power. We all know what power does. I don’t give a monkeys the expat market myself, even though I am part of it. But I do vote and I am mystified why al-Beebja does not want to try and ensure that I vote for their beloved party (as if!) The only reason that comes to mind is that they are run by blockheads to which the ability to say, “you can – but you can’t”, appeals to their statist approach to life. As you say, with streaming, all their precious and heroic efforts assume the proportions of a gnat’s wank.

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    Where is concrete pump nowadays? Not seen since mid January. Hope he is sunning himself on a nice beach somewhere so that he can return recharged and treat us to more of his pearls.

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  65. 318

    OK you guys. Nothing’s going to happen for a while. I’m going to do some work, “for a change”, I can dimly hear from downstairs.

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  66. 319
    One-term wonder Dave Camoron says:

    lipsmacking thirstquenching
    acetasting motivating
    goodbuzzing cooltalking
    highwalking fastliving
    evergiving coolfizzing …
    big societ-ehhhhh.

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  67. 321
    taxdodger says:

    I am definately not in the UK. At least not more than 90 days in any one tax year.

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    The Office of Tony and Cherie Blair, Human Rights lawyers says:

    Note to all staff

    You must not speak to any members of the press about our Middle Eastern clients

    Especially the Great Lleader and ur personal family friend Mr Gaddafi who has just killed 74 demonstrators and wounded hundreds

    Not good for our image you undertand.

    Mr Tony and Mrs Cherie QC

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  69. 328
    Human Rights lawyer says:

    “Only 74 killed and hundreds wounded” by the murderer Gadddafi

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  70. 333
    Tony "Influence" Blair says:

    2011 will be a record year for my companies

    Imelda will be pleased

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  71. 341
    nell says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1358511/Could-I-save-Gordon-In-major-newspaper-interview-Sarah-Brown-talks-candour-extraordinary-life-No-10.html

    sarahbrown doing the rounds of the media promoting her upcoming book says of gordon ‘he’s still engaged in the international world making a real difference’

    Lol. The deluded browns!!

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      It was the best of times;it was the worst of times;the age of reason;the age of foolishness says:

      Let’s face it Brown made a “real difference” to the UK so why should we begrudge him doing the same for other countries…spread the grief around that’s my motto….meanwhile Ed Balls speaks of his mentor .. Gordon Brown ? he was somebody once…er wasn’t he ??

      “He also plunged the knife into his mentor, former prime minister Gordon Brown.

      In a cruel dig, he said: ‘I have seen what it is like when people worry more about the job they want than the job they have got. That’s very destructive.’

      Mr Balls explained that his mission now was ‘getting Ed Miliband into Downing Street’, saying that the public had hoped in 2007 that Labour would be able to break out of the old ‘Blair-Brown’ prism.

      ‘Gordon Brown never managed to do that,’ he said.”

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358300/Labours-Ed-Balls-hits-political-Bank-England-boss-supporting-hawks-Treasury.html#ixzz1EOgj3pks

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  72. 344
    Eeu to me says:

    I did once and do you know,picking my nose and scratching my balls did more for me than missing The Big Society,maybe it’s possible to buy a The Big Society ball scratcher,sad to say Iv’e not seen them in the shops,I haven’t even seen those people on tv that were hanging around that nice mr Cameron on tv with The Big Society begging cups, I think they’re called charities, shouting me me me.

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  73. 345
    John Ward says:

    From the inside of Hillary Clinton’s arse, it’s very difficult to see or hear anything.

    But Ben Brogan thinks our Middle East diplomats are ‘the finest in the world’.

    Still, some way to go yet to beat Cameron’s speech in Ankara licking Erdogun all over….three days before the Turkish PM declared himself to be ‘Iran’s greatest ally on Earth’.

    Right on the money this one, Guido.
    What this needs is Piers Morgan on the job….

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/piers-morgan-the-larry-king-verdict/

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  74. 348
    Eeu to me says:

    Yemen,Libya,Bahrain,let’s tell you about the world cup.FFS.

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  75. 355
    Socialism, bringing you a bankrupt tomorrow today says:

    Doesn’t Balls bear an uncanny resemblance to an earlier well known Socialist, namely Herr Shicklegruber.

    Apologies if this has already been pointed out.

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  76. 356
    Devil's Handcart says:

    The Big Society, Clunk Click, Makes you spit.

    Like


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