February 19th, 2011

Saturday Seven-Up

7upThe top story this week was based on idle speculation after Brillo tweeted that a senior LibDem was involved in a scandal. As the week progressed the rumours got more and more exotic, we await tomorrows papers with bated breath. Tim Farron has been vigorously denying he is involved in any scandal, telling Guido he is far too boring. He even posted in the blog’s comments.

Last week saw 74,085 visitors make 270,482 visits to view 370,717 pages. Hard news this week, such as it was, was cat-focused and the top stories in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…


65 Comments

  1. 1
    Old Nick Heavenly (cue Dutrou vids and lots of foaming at the mouth) says:

    Coo Coo!

  2. 4
    Ratsniffer says:

    Good morning fellow lickers of windows.

  3. 6
    Imelda says:

    It was a great pre-emptive strike by Brillo

    Now if a senior Lib Dem is found committing the most awful crimes it will be an anti-climax

    But since we are so used to their Caligulan ways we would not expect anything else from Calamity Clegg and his Mexican army of scandalistas and rug munchers…

  4. 7
    Polly Twaddle says:

    It’s a boit too cold in Tuscany

    So I am just back from my winter vacation in the Caymans Guido

    Lovely place and full of real cash machines…

    • 10
      Bob says:

      Is your hubby volunteering for the Big Society Polly ?

      And how about you ?

      Putting your efforts where your mouth is ?

      Or is voluntary work too demeaning ?

  5. 9
    Bob Diamond says:

    Talking about corporation tax Guido

    I want you to know that 70% of Barclays operations are now outside of the UK..

    And that we are in fact an investment bank disguised in the UK as a “High Street” bank…

    So if the UK government gets on our wick we will immediatly move to a more tax efficient jurisdiction

    You know all about these things anyway

  6. 11
    Short Sterling heavy bomber, target Frankfurt says:

    How many of the 270,000 visits were made by the twat on a £19 Argos office chair, Billy Bowden??

  7. 12
    The fact says:

    That the top story this week is a regurgitated tweet speaks volumes about this blog and is inhabitants.

    As does the fact that it only narrowly beat a story about a minor mp dating another minor mp.

    Gripping stuff, no wonder you lot lap this shit up.

  8. 13
    Final attempt says:

    Stunning week Guido,I feel a a Mcbride style scoop coming.

  9. 20
    Stop teasing says:

    Guido, you’ve never shied away from publishing rumours before. Why haven’t you published these rumours? Not all of us work in the Westminster village and won’t know what these exotic rumours are.

  10. 21
    Chucky says:

    This week I brought truth to the banks in New York. They told me to fuck off.

  11. 22
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will hit someone. Probably a woman.

  12. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting to hear your friend Chukka on the radio this morning discussing Barclays tax payments and claiming that he had “worked in the city” so understood how these things work. Our “local” Streatham MP went to St Dunstan’s a good, private, fee paying school in South london and then went onto study French and English. He then went to law school (it is a family thing – Grandpa was a high court judge) and worked for Herbert Smith for 4 years in employment law before heading off to the West end. Not exactly working in the city and having relevant corporate tax jurisdiction and derivative market regulation expertise is it?

  13. 24
    Jack says:

    So the Guardian have joined the Hedgies…

    Couldn’t make it up…

    Run a thread of it pleae Gudio…

  14. 26
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Having thought about it I am now firmly convinced that I hate the Labour party, I hate what it stands for, I hate it for its impeccable record of fucking up the country both Socially and economically, I hate their smug demands for the higher moral ground, I hate their use of Political correctness to censor honest debate, I hate the creeps that are attracted to it thinking they are being trendy, I hate their corruption, gerrymandering and postal voting scams and most of all I hate them for Kinnock, Blair and that festering lump of scottish evil Gordon Brown.

  15. 29

    I had said: 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.

    But … (so I repeat it here, in case anyone knows.)

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  17. 40
    My husband my hero. says:

    Bloody hell. Sarah is promoting her book in the Tory Daily Mail, I hope the Mirror runs a spoiler.

    Big interview today and serialised next week.

    She starts off by saying that she refused to cook Gordon’s breakfast because he got up too early and asked number 10 to arrange something. Then as Gordon was leaving number 10 he was presented with the bill for 200 breakfasts. LOL

    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

    • 41
      Final attempt says:

      We will never forget Gordon and his debts.

    • 47

      That was in Yes Prime Minister.

      Hope she’s not plagiarising.

      • 50
        My Husband never looses his temper says:

        Really?

        I can’t see why gordon couldn’t go upstairs for breakfast or if he was really busy for Sarah to take a Bacon Butty down.

        Seems that she fell out with Gus O’Donnell for reprimanding Gordon about his temper and treatment of the staff. Refused to shake his hand when they said goodbye to the Downing Street Staff

        • 55

          Gus O’Donnell was Tony’s man.
          Probably explains it.

          The Browns are not ones to forgive slights or traitors.
          My Husband never looses his temper .. you’ll find yourself on that list now.

  18. 43

    ‘Tim Farron [says] he is “far too boring“. He even posted in the blog’s comments.’

    I am sure that Guido is not trying to insinuate that we are all boring…. Is he?

  19. 44
    Felicity Parkes says:

    Mud Slinger Watson may not survive much longer

    RT @eyespymp Fire alarm in PCH. Labour’s @tom_watson struggling to get through the fire doors. – I’ve smudged my make-up from laughing :(
    8:31 AM Feb 17th via web -

  20. 56
    BLEADOUGH PHFOURXZSOUIND says:

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    PHOOUD R*Y*OTS

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    AND DA PAKKAEASZE IN YORE LHAND

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    THAY DA SWAGGHERRHING DGJAYWARKQUYNG GUABBLHING BABBLHING

    UNGRR8*FULL ASS*Y*LHAMB SAEAQKEURRSZ

    THAT H8* YE YNGULYSH AOUWT ON YORE OWN LITTERY STRHEATSZ,

    AEAT LHAMB EVERY DAY

    HALAL OUHELLSSH LAMB

    DYYDD YE KNOW DAT AWLREDDy

    OUHELLO YE KNOW IT NAO

    SM#TO%

    HAO OFFEN DOODOO YE YNGULYSH EAT LAMB

    KNOT OFFEN IS DA ARNSA

    FOUR YE YNGULYSH KAN KNOT APHFFHOARD TWO EAT LAMB

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    ASTA

    • 57
      BLEADOUGH PHFOURXZSOUIND says:

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      AND YE YNGULYSH HAFF NO BOUTCHERR SCHOPSZ ANYOUAY

      TWO BHOOT

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      ASTA

      • 58
        BLEADOUGH PHFOURXZSOUIND says:

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        IT HAPPNSZ TWO B DA TREUWPH,

        DAT AWL DA MEAT SOLD TWO YE YNGULYSH AS BEEF, IN TESSCOHENS*

        AND IN SAYNSZHBURRAEASZE,

        IS STRIPPED OPH DA KARKASS OV DA AOUWLD DED MILKHIN* KAO

        AWL OV IT

        MON POUR YNGULYSH SUKKHERRSZ

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        • 60
          BLEADOUGH PHFOURQKXZSOUIND says:

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          PLHAGGD AOUWGHT BATTERY HEN

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          AND ARSK FOUR DA POEURRPL PANDHOOUHRRAE

          ORE DA MUTTIN MADRASSTA

          FOUR DAT IS WARE AWL DA PROPHIT IS

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          • BLEEDOUGH PHFOURQKXZSOUIND says:

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            HAI GUISE

            YU C DA MARSALA

            DA MARSALLAH IZ YOOOSZD TWO HYDE DA SMELL

            OV DA OURROTTIN MEET

            DAT IS Y DA HINDAEANS LYKE TWO SAY DAT

            DA BATTURREE TCHYKKHIN MARRSALLAH

            IS DA PHAVVAOURRWRIT LUNTCHMUNTCH OV DA YNGULYSH

            MARSALLAH STYNQKSZ

            AND IT STYQNKSZ UP YORE BREFF

            DAT IS TCHYKKHIN TYKKA MARRSALLAH

            SEW AWLWAYS GURRHIN AT DA HIN OUEN YOO ARSQK FOURHIT

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  21. 63
    PHARMA SMYLES says:

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  22. 64
    OUARKYNG ON DA OURRITE says:

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    VULTYEURR OUARP*HOST

    http://blogs.wsj.com/iainmartin/2011/02/14/without-robust-attacks-on-nick-clegg-no-to-av-will-be-sunk/tab/comments/

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“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”



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It’s money innit.


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