February 22nd, 2011

An Open Letter To Alan Rusbridger


  1. 1
    Tony says:

    I thought Hang ‘em all was your standard reply. Can’t say I dissagree with that answer in this case

  2. 2
    Ampers says:

    Any bets that Guido doesn’t get his questions answered?

    I should coco.

  3. 3
    DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells says:

    I agree, don’t hold your breath Guido.

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    Jack says:

    You wounded them with your pieces on their tax affairs

    This sinks them Guido

    Excellent journalism…

    Shows what one man and his dog can do in the journalistic desert in the UK…

    Almost as good as Damian I would say…!

  6. 6
    Polly says:

    I’m a hedgie

    I’m with it…

  7. 7
    Tony Blair says:

    So am I

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    Silvio Burlesque says:

    You wont get an answer, or at least a straight one.
    Its OK for the left to do as they please , but not off course the Right.
    You’ll maybe get some reply that as its a blog writing a letter its not a proper person or some such guff.
    Or they may just let it slide away with these matters are for the shareholders and board, and they comply with all UK Tax legislation yawn yawn

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    Lord Mandelson of Lazards says:

    Me too

    The rich have suffered for long enough

    (and the Duchesses love my title now as well)

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:


  11. 11
    EdMiliband says:

    Do they sell hedge funds at B and Q?

  12. 12
    anne says:

    Well done Guido!

  13. 13
    Peter Mandleslime says:

    T’was on the blog over the last week. Keep up!

  14. 14
    Mark Oaten says:

    You bet it is.

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    Sir Hedgie Rushbridger says:

    Hoi Guido

    We are the pontificating critics not you

    You have no right to criticise us

    Polly (and your old friend Michael Shyte of that Ilk) tell me to tell you that we are morally superior to you…

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    Anonymous says:

    Why don’t you send it in to the Guardian letters page?

  17. 17
    Dum Fuk says:

    Can’t you fucking read you thick quivering tit

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    jgm2 says:

    He’ll get referred to the reply given in ‘Arkell ‘v’ Pressdram’.

    And who can blame them?

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    They're all smug, sneering Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssbergs whom I wish to bum intensely says:

    Any minute now news will hit the wires of a massive protest outside the offices of these lefty parasites

    Anarchists, anti-Tory agitators, Communists, Bob Crow’s gang of drunkards/malingerers, local Government paper shufflers, Aaron Porter’s cannon fodder, George Galloway, and hordes of somalis who want English money for Sky HD, will all be piling in.

    Yes mark my words, it’ll be huge
    It might already have started
    Any minute now……….

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    Sir Rush Hedgiebridger says:

    I don’t like being hoist on my own petard

    Nor does the ancient Michael “the Failed Lobby” White

    Our ace reporter…

  21. 21
    Michael White says:

    Will will get a giant Marr-sized super injunction slapped on you Guido for telling the truth

  22. 22
    Gordon Brown says:

    tweet – Toby Carvery is my new financial advisor, nice chap!

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    It is amazing how jerks without a pot to piss in will defend these multi-millionaire socialists.

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    Instruction to the BBC says:

    Please can you organise a programme where

    our Guido can discuss this matter with a Guardian representative

    Preferably on prime time…

  25. 25
    MI5 says:

    The Guardian are experts on offshore whoring I think

  26. 26
    Usually right says:

    I already have a hedge. If you take cuttings they don’t cost anything at all.

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    MI5 says:


    If only…

  28. 28
    Alan Arsebridger says:

    We’re lefty hypocrites and not answerable to anybody, so do one.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    And whats a dead horse got to do with anything?

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    jgm2 says:

    Like I said. Stick to the insults. You’re completely incoherent when you try arguing.

  31. 31
    Steve Miliband says:

    He advises a ‘steak holder’ pension

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    MI7 says:

    BTW Guido readers Paxman is doing a special on Newshite tonight about whether Newspapers are dead and in decline. And I could have told the BBC that newspapers are in decline 5 years ago. And I predicted to myself that there end was nigh back in 1997 the first time I went on the internet.

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    jgm2 says:

    This argument shit really does your noggin doesn’t it. Stick to the insults.

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    Guardian 'Elf, safety, outreach, gay and lesbian and cultural attaché says:

    Good God Guido

    You talk about reporting standards ?

    What on earth is that ?

    Has it something to do with my huge payslip ?

    You’ve got me seriously worried

    Come to think of it, I will call the FT to ask them to explain it to me…

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    Bored, sullen, single mother trying to get a few quid together says:

    Have you been to a Harvester before?

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    jgm2 says:

    Holy shit.

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    Usually right says:

    We could be having a revolution instead of endlessly babbling on about people we already know are hypocrites.

  38. 38
    jgm2 says:

    That’s more like it. Insults. It’s all you’re good for. Arguments? Leave ‘em to the grown-ups.

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    MI8 says:

    Instruction to Paxo

    Invite Guido to get the truth for once old boy !

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    hypocrites apologist watch says:

    Quiet today aren’t you?

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    Postie Pat says:


    That’s below my belt (and my wife’s)

    Us in New Labour we only hit above the belt you know…

  42. 42
    ten Doeschate says:

    Hup yours Straus & KP !!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Call in the janitor !

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    B I J and the Guardian says:

    We dont’ investigate anyone who a member of the Labour party or assimilated

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    Maximus says:

    What is this ‘United Nations’? Is it what was called the UNO, but is now so disorganized that it changed it’s name? Or has UNO taken over the world without anyone noticing? I think neither.

    Come on, Guido, give that corrupted and corrupting bunch of socialist rent-seekers their proper name and designation.

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    jgm2 says:

    Never, ever, ever underestimate the ability of an England team to fuck up.

  47. 47
    Sir Michael White says:

    Of course not

    That would not be cricket

  48. 48
    Eric Idle says:

    Arguements is second on the left. You’ve come to contradictions…..

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    @12:44 It is best to know what you are talking about if you are going to argue like that. I was not going to present an argument that could be levelled back at me. That is actually what this whole subject is about but, as with every other time, you miss the mark by a mile.

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    billy the bumbiter says:

    I’m an uphill gardener, can I help?

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    Anonymous says:

    That was a fucking good call actually given MP’s recent history in kweer street.

  52. 52
    jgm2 says:

    That’s better. Stick to the insults. Leave the grown-ups to the arguing.

    Maybe go and draw a cock on a public lavvy eh? I bet you’re good at that too.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Hello. Anybody in?
    The above facts are not in question.
    The point is the Guardian is hypocritical.

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    jgm2 says:

    He’s still upset about the beasting he got when he was p155ed on the blog on Saturday night.

    We shouldn’t be so cruel.

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    p.s. What is it that you’ve got to your name? A bedsit? Or your mum’s computer?

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    Al says:

    You are by far Labours worst troll.

    This story has got you masters backs up, so up you slither.

    Nothing you say negates the rank hypocrisy of The Guardian. The Guardian gives it out but cannot take it.

    You may go.

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    hypocrites apologist watch says:

    Er….the city and the conservatives don’t pretend that they’re anything other than capitlists you wanker.

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    Kevin T says:

    Stop public sector job advertising in the Guardian, and stop it right now.

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    Andrew says:

    That will be Labours fault !

    Andrew Edinburgh

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    Inspector Clouseau eh? says:

    Would that the same inspector who claimed that the Tories biggest donor wasn’t a banker and had no ties to the city despite the fact that he owned a bank?

    No, that would be Guido

    The same Guido who for some bizarre reason also failed to correct that pretty fundamental error

    Clouseau indeed……….

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    bumbry bumblefuck says:

    I’d like you to to do some pricking out in your security guard uniform, perleeze.

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    Mr Scott of the said trust says:

    I must takes sides with you Guido

    I did not set up my trust for it to become a vehicle for speculation against the People…

  63. 63
    jgm2 says:

    Whine, whine, whine.

    Stick to the anonymous insults whiner. Or stalking. You’re good at that.

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    Far East Betting Syndicate says:

    All going to plan.

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    Anonymous says:

    What? Like the Guardians you mean?

  66. 66
    jgm2 says:

    Classic text on BBC…

    ‘From Anon: “That level of performance, against a team of journeymen with a few talented individuals, is shameful. There will be harsh words exchanged in the Netherl ands changing room.”‘


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    jgm2 says:

    You never know I s’pose. But I tend to favour the ‘England fucking up as usual’ explanation.

  68. 68
    smoggie says:

    Time to introduce the naughty step. Someone is being very, very silly.

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    The BBC says:

    What with Libya, NZ, the cricket, Bahrain; there’s no one left at White City

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    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He he! Excellent.

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    got any spare change sir? says:

    Yeah, too right, what does the Guardian think it is, a fucking charity case or summat?

    Oh I forgot, they do.

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    Mulberry's Harbour says:

    If the paper side of the business is loss making and they are heavily involved with investing money in offshore funds, does this make GMG an investment company or a media company?

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    charlie says:

    A good time to go and search what’s fallen down the cracks in the sofas then.

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    Charles Chutney says:

    it makes them a bunch of c-unts

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    MI5 says:

    The following gentleman is on the Board of Scott Trust

    He must know a thing or two about investment for sure.

    Mr Anthony Salz
    Joined the Scott Trust in 2009. He is an executive
    vice chairman of Rothschild. For most of his
    career he worked as a corporate lawyer with
    Freshfields, becoming senior partner in 1996. He
    was vice chairman of the Board of Governors of
    the BBC from 2004 until the end of 2006.

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    Dum Fuk says:

    I’m terribly sorry, I forgot to tell you.
    I was mucking out last night and the electric
    fence is down again. There’s a **nt loose.

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    I’ll take the reply to be “mum’s computer” then.

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    A Gardener says:

    Is that some sort of clip joint ?

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    tell it like it really is says:

    dear jgm2 – as far as the trolls are concerned, remeber “You can’t fix stupid.”

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    Jack says:

    It makes them a media company living off the very speculation they attack…

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    tell it like it really is says:

    remember …………even.

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    Some people’s horizons never get any higher than a cock in a public lavvy, it appears. Raise your head. Look up at the organ loft, at least!

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    jgm2 says:

    Of course. Plus all his shite will get deleted anyway and the rest just ends up in a heap at the bottom of the blog. Just standard Labour apologist distraction tactics.

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    stun says:

    From Cambridge Associates’ website:

    Client Investors

    Two longstanding clients invest in the firm due to their successful experiences as clients. These personal and charitable trusts represent our outside shareholders:
    Lord (Nathaniel Charles Jacob) Rothschild OM GBE

    Lord Rothschild is Chairman of RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust company quoted on the London Stock Exchange and in which his family interests are the largest shareholders.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Yes please. Large glass of Chardonnay.

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    Ashcroft City says:

    We leave that to the BBC twatty, they have a monopoly on that one.

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    jgm2 says:

    Hmmm. There’s a word for that…

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    To Guido-Bear and co

    You must be aware that our client – GMG is able, by virtue of their liberal outlook, to hold deeply conflicting views, simultaneously, on a range of subjects.
    In this instance it is perfectly clear that GMG, whilst minimising its taxable liability is only doing so in order that this Tory-led Coalition does not spend those tax receipts on guns or bombs or some horrid coal plants.

    In fact, our client, is actually helping the poorer citizens of the UK avoid the ravages of the Tories, and not, as you imply, sneakily stashing cash offshore in order to keep as much of it as possible in their own hands.
    Further, we would point out that if the board of GMG was not able to afford champagne to go with their Liberal views, all left wingers would only be represented bu dinosaur union leaders and grubby working class types, and not by a cadre of decent, semi-hardworking, left wing intellectuals.

    In closing, my client wishes you to know that it is not interested in completing a discourse with you , as
    1} They have good intentions
    2} They are morally superior to everyone else
    3} Polly Toynbee and co are saints and not subject to earthly judgments.
    3} They are just better than you.

    Do not attempt to enter into a correspondence with our client again.

    {Keeping the elites secrets since 1881}

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    Stupid is bearable if it looks nice. This lot can’t even manage that.

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    Lord Levy, Special Envoy to the Middle East says:

    I know all about Libya.

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    Mulberry's Harbour says:

    I assume that there’s a chance that some of the investment vehicles they’re using have donated to the Conservatives!


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    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Hear bloody hear!

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    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    Mine too !!

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    Ronnie Rocks says:


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    what a thicko says:

    Er…..Guido defended the right of the Guardian to evade tax within the law, he’s attacking them for having the rank hypocrisy to criticise Barclays Bank or anybody else doing the same. Are you thick or summat?

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    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Nice one Bill.

    They do beleive they are inherrently better then everyone else and that their intentions are good.

    They don’t realise they are hypocrytes in the same way that fish don’t realise they are wet.

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    A good time to go and search for the crack that’s fallen down the sofas then.

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    Ashcroft City says:

    Oh yes they do twatty.

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    jgm2 says:

    You’ve done it now. You do know that don’t you?

    The commentator’s curse.

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    Didn’t we borrow that 7bn at 2.2% and charge it to Ireland at 5.5%?

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “business as usual”

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    Kevin T says:

    Really? What are they all so cross about? They have lovely weather.

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    Handycock says:

    I know all about Labia.

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    troll off says:

    Lol!!! Irony is obviously lost on Billy.

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    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    Kerching !!

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    jgm2 says:

    Printed it at 0% interest more like Bill.

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    Dr Liam Fox says:

    I know all about fibia

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    Alan Rubbisher says:

    You’ll be hearing from my solicitors, as soon as I can raise them in Gibraltar.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    You have to go and spoil it all.
    You normally have to pay to read stuff like that and you just riposte with a rambling about Ireland.

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    John Prescott says:

    I know all about Life Peer

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    The sofas have all fallen down the crack that they left lying about White City. sniff.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Yes – like that old fraud Bertolt Brecht, who arranged matters so that he had an Austrian passport (nice ‘n’ neutral), an East German theatre (nice ‘n’ subsidised, ‘n’ socialist), a West German publisher (nice ‘n’ copyrighted) and a Swiss bank account (nice ‘n’ tax-free). Genius!

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    jgm2 says:

    Standard Labour apologist diversion tactic.

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    Andy Grey says:

    I know all about Women’s Lib

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    Muff T says:

    You leftys all love sucking cocks. Queers and retards to a man.

  117. 117
    Sir William Waad says:

    Karl Marx was a ‘rentier’, you know. He needed the income to pay his domestic servants, although actually he often forgot to do so.

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    Rothschild Tax Advisers says:

    Barclays Bank pays far too much tax.

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    Porkie Pie Pickles says:

    He is either stupid or naive – My guess is both. Cambos silly little vanity tour will come to haunt him very quickly. “Opportunity democracy society yawn yawn”. Using all the key words that have nothing to do with the situation. – but aid his escaping domestic policy strategy.

    In 12 month the entire region will be run by either The Muslim Brotherhood, or another assortment of uncompromising nuts; while Israel looks on wettings its nappy. And Cambo choose to ignore the very groups who will, in a short while, be in power.

    Fag boy hails the momentous changes in the Middle East, but all those changes are gonna haunt Europe and the UK for many many years to come….Good Luck, fill up your car, and await yet another influx of expats

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    Sir William Waad says:

    You should feel at home in a Wacky Warehouse (if they still have them).

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    Piss Toff says:

    Polly Toynbee. Now there’s a fine looking specimen. Love to take her up the hoop over a ciabatta and merlot.

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    Schhh! At least until my new passport has arrived …

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    jgm2 says:

    A early blue-print for the slave-labour economies of so many of his ideological devotees.

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    Porkie Pie Pickles says:

    errrrrrrr Guido. Any chance of publishing YOUR accounts.

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    Chief Inspector Dreyfus-Monbiot says:

    Kill Guideau….kill Guideau…(gibber gibber)…kill Guideau!!!!

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    Ed Bollokov ( Son of Brown, Deficit-Admirer-in Chief ) says:



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    MI7 says:

    Very interesting how someone so closely connected with the Rothschilds owns/controls the Guardian.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Thick does not even begin to explain the cretins obtuseness.

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    Lard Presclott of Bulimia, Bog Seats, Beams,Bellies,Banjos,Punches, Croquet, Pies, Jags 'n' Shags says:

    After you, skinny.

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    Bit of a landslide down below.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Look now, I think you’re all being incredibly beastly to our Poll, Seamus Milne, Simon Jenkins, Simon ‘Blunkett’s sloppy seconds’ Hoggart, Larry Eliot, Sir Max ‘shit, they’re firing on us’ Hastings and the panoply of elegant and erudite correspondents at the treasure that is the Grauniad. Where else can one sit upon a dank and crowded train on a freezing winter morning, commuting into a job you hate, with people who are utter arseholes, with a bacon butty which has just seen daylight for the first time in its life, with a cup of tea produced with the sweepings of an Indian’s bog and laugh your fucking tits off at one of Moonbat’s schemes? Where I ask you? Where? God, if you just want news and stuff you’ve bought the wrong paper. On that, i’ll err….shut the fuck up.

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    Annnoyperson says:

    We await his reply with interest.

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    Kevin T says:

    All businesses do. You’d end tax evasion, increase job creation massively and get far more revenue in the long run by halving it.

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    A starstruck fan says:

    Good work Guido. Would also be good if someone could investigate Polly’s tax affairs including details of what she has done to minimise her tax bill. Leftist opinion leaders do hypocrisy very well.

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    Anonymous says:

    Error #2048, can’t see letter!

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    BaggPussy says:

    Is this guy a lawer or a media wanker or both?


  138. 138
    BaggPussy says:

    or lawyer even!

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    Titford Hat says:

    Is that Hideously White City?

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    Question says:

    Who has more than a passing resemblance to this loyal Labour supporter?

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    Tony Blair says:

    Great stuff – could you write a letter like that for me? Never know, I might need one if I end up at The Hague.

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    Belt Up Nulab says:

    Those things you it above are socks not belts, belts are much higher up.

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    Titford Hat says:

    Should have gone to Specsavers!

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    US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says:

    “Remember your colleagues in the UK ran a strategy for a long time called light touch approach to financial regulation that was designed consciously to pull financial activity from New York and from Frankfurt and Paris to London. That was a deeply costly strategy in financial regulation.”

    Geithner rebuff to Ed Balls


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    thankmuckbrownsgone says:

    2 stakes and a silver bullit just to be sure!

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    Sir William Waad says:

    The following statements are logically consistent:

    1. Guido thinks a hedge fund is OK.

    2. The Guardian says that a hedge fund is not OK.

    3. The Guardian ia actually into a hedge fund in a big way.

    4. Guido points out that the Guardian is hypocritical.

    Let’s summarise that. Guido thinks a hedge fund is OK, but he thinks that a person who says that a hedge fund is bad while covertly being into a hedge fund in a big way is a naughty person.

    If you subsitute the words ‘A Catholic priest’ for ‘The Guardian’ and ‘recreational sex’ for ‘a hedge fund’ it may be easier to grasp.

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    thankmuckbrownsgone says:

    Perhaps Brillo can nail Polly with it next time the sancatamonius prat is on DP, he seems to pick up on Guido’s stuff from time to time.

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    Porkie Pie Pickles says:

    errrrr and why should the Guardian !!!!!!!!!

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    Jacqui Smith-Cohen, dinnerlady says:

    sounds like a spat between Yi , chosen ones.

    does fat boy spit or swallow?

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    Make Mine Ermine says:

    Whilst you are at it Alan, for God’s sake scrap the good ship Toynbee, save a great deal of money, save us all from the eternal shite which she dabs on her keyboard whilst champagneing it up in Tuscany!

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    Smig says:

    For the benefit of this gobshite: http://order-order.com/2011/02/22/an-open-letter-to-alan-rusbridger/#comment-880620

    Do yourself a favour you sanctimonious twat!

    Money makes the world go round. You have no money. You attack those that are smarter than you and are more capable of working the system.

    Tough luck windowlicker. You want to get the big money? Learn to work it instead of bitching about it from the sidelines. You fucking pillock.

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    Mobius says:

    Brilliant stuff. Now we only need a major newspaper or Sky to get this rank hypocrisy to the public. Maybe the BBC will cover it… hahahahaha what am I thinking the BBC and Guardian have shared so many bodily fluids they’re practically the same person.

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    Smig says:

    GMG is the Jobcentre for Champagne Socialists.

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    Smig says:

    My hook has got some good bait today.

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    Yeah, right..... says:

    Am I the only one who didn’t hear sanctimonious twit George Monbiot mentioning GMGs failure to pay it’s fair share of tax during his pious rant against Vodafone and the like on last week’s Any Questions?

    Surely St George can’t be an hypocritical arse like so many of his fellow columnists on the Grauniad?

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    Kevin T says:

    Of course lefties behave impeccably at university, in between taking controlled substances, hacking, stealing music and warez and lobbing the occasional molotov at the coppers.

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    Postal Vote says:

    What will really sink the Guardian is a law that requires the government to spread its advertising including that for the well-paid public sector jobs across all newspapers and websites. Labour and the Guardian have been running a clever scam with labour channeling lost of job ads i.e. money to the Guardian in return for favourable coverage. Time to put an end to it, in the interest of democracy.

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    Thanks for reminding of this. Up against a real pro here, in Michael White, Guido! Whatever happened to “Levy’s trial” btw?

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    Sir Stuart Bells says:

    Not a chance son

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    Yeah, right..... says:

    Indeed. You set it up to spare your issue the tedium of inheritance tax, aka death duties.

    Plus ca change…….

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    Yeah, right..... says:

    Presumably this organisation doesn’t concern itself with telling other organisations that they must pay more of the tax it itself chooses not to pay.

    This, surely, is the issue here. Corporation organises its affairs to avoid tax is hardly news. Sanctimonious corporation stuffed full of self righteous hacks avoiding tax is.

    Rubisher is living in a glass house on this one. He should stop throwing stones.

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    Sailor Blue says:

    …hoist BY…

    (Look it up)

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    Sailor Blue says:

    God ferdomma (or similar)

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    Jack says:

    And the BBC !

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    Slowjoe says:

    Anyone fancy a UK-Uncut style flash-mob-demo to the Guardian’s offices in Farringdon?

    Have to plan carefully of course.

    Don’t wash for a week. Print signs with spelling mistakes and shout “Pay your tax” very loudly.

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    Slowjoe says:

    Anyone fancy a UK-Uncut style flash-mob-demo to the Guardian’s offices in Farringdon?

    Have to plan carefully of course.

    Don’t wash for a week. Print signs with spelling mistakes and shout “Pay your tax” very loudly.

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    Slowjoe says:

    Best to do it the next student protest day. Wouldn’t want to get too much press coverage.

    Avoiding an OTT police response would be on my radar at all. Oh No!

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    Terrible But True says:

    Speaking of Newsnight, Mr. Rushbridger seems to be in cosy company tonight, as the BBC goes into full Nelsonian ‘I see no shits’ mode with an ‘interesting’ choice of national and global topics, all things considered:


    ‘Libya’s Col Muammar Gaddafi has condemned anti-government protests in the country and refused to cede power, in his first major speech since unrest began.’

    Really? I’d have imagined he be cheering ‘em on.

    Tonight we’ll have the very latest on what’s happening inside Libya, and Jeremy will joined from Cairo by Baroness Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs.

    Always a big draw, er, being elected and all. And as there has been nothing else
    of world shaking significance anywhere else on the planet (that the BBC
    inhabits, at least):

    Then we’ll be turning our attention to the future of printed media.

    Of course, you will.

    David Grossman investigates if dwindling circulation figures mean the days of consuming your morning news in paper form are numbered.

    Maybe just those crippled by taxpayer enforced, unique funded competition?

    Anne McElvoy of The Economist presents a thesis on why amateur and citizen journalism can be no substitute for professional journalism.

    They really still pushing this notion and expect to be taken seriously. The BBC?

    Especially when….

    And Jeremy Paxman will be joined in debate by guests including Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian, FT editor Lionel Barber, Google’s Peter Barron, and Mark Thompson, BBC director general.

    So… a BBC boss, an ex-BBC editor, some bloke from the FT and a surprise
    guest from a poorly represented paper on the national broadcast airwaves..
    are going to discuss the UK national press situation????

    And they say the BBC doesn’t do good comedy.

    Alan may have tips on the double standard, bare-faced cheek stuff, too.

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    Terrible But True says:

    Oh, the upload doesn’t carry those carefully inserted intents. Guess I’d best learn HTML in future. Sorry. Guess you’ll need to suss out which is BBCspeek and which is a less than flattering critique from one who does not find it Aunty to be of the nation’s most loved institutions when it strays into outright Goebbelesque parody. In fact, this little outing puts her in my bad books as a very naughty girl.

    And utterly corrupted.

  172. 172
    Desperate Dan says:

    Rusbridger is on Newsnight tonight.

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    Eurolawyer says:

    Agreed, first class work Guido; can anyone hack into UKUncut’s website and post a ringing condemnation of the Islington Absolute Return Fund (Aruba) and maybe convene a flashmob at their offices? Perhaps the unpaid interns there could simply rise up on the spot and do the job.

    Re public sector advertising; there is a good case to be made that the systematic and exclusive use of the Graun (at what rates, I wonder?) is a State aid, unlawful under EU law. A complaint to the European Commission (which will have to react in some way) ought to be fun. Ideally it should come from a rival paper that could provide a credible alternative advertising platform.

  174. 174
    Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t place any adverts for public sector jobs in The Guardian. After all it has such a small circulation. Much better in the Daily Mail.

  175. 175
    Michael White, I lamped Aly Campbell, the only good thing in his life says:

    To you Sir

    I am Sir Shyte Whyte of that Ilk

    The most pompous member of the “cover-up” Lobby still alive

    Please get ir right

  176. 176
    Bob the Builder (just removed Squeaker's ladder) says:

    And the BBC of course

    Just look at Jacqui no shame

  177. 177
    Lord Chief Justice says:


    He is a farm worker

    Of course

  178. 178
    James says:

    Actually he’s an ex-Beeboid

    But he passed go and collected his 200 quid

    Lucky him…

  179. 179
    First year Economics Student at LSE says:

    So wheels within wheels eh ?

    Cambridge Associates

    Jacob Rothschild

    Anthony Salz

    The Guardian group

    And hey presto the Guardian are speculators and hedgies

    And I collect my prize please Guido…

  180. 180
    First year Economics Student at LSE says:

    Can I have a discount on my peerage plea

  181. 181
    MI7 says:

    Look how the BBC bow to Sir Evelyn De Rothschild

  182. 182
    Lil Olmey says:

    So is Gordon Brown a ‘bustier’ ?

  183. 183
    peevee says:

    Not sure that a revered institution such as The Guardian is would reply to a blog writer.
    But I did find this…


    Hope this helps.

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    Postal Vote says:

    But Guardian gets quoted more often on biased BBC or its reporters invited more frequently to biased BBC, while overseas the Guardian commands more respect than the Mirror, which indeed is also very biased but caters to less qualified readership. Hence it’s more effective to get the Guardian do your bidding among the chattering classes, while the folks in the country read the Mirror.

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    Ophff Schaeayoeourr Schhcellphff FfphllWhore D*y*vah says:












  186. 186
    To$$er In Da Kyngs*Hed SrrhypBaar says:







  187. 187
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    Hmmm … so creative accounting is OK if it’s to support a Good Cause …

  188. 188
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    The fascinating thing is, while all the other media agree that newpapers are a dying medium, the BBC seems to spend more and more time reviewing what they say. A cheap way to pad out your news programmes? Who are these newspaper persons anyway, that we value their opinions so m,uch?

  189. 189
    Ratsniffer says:

    I like the outing of guardian double standards but really, Guido, the paper is a ridiculous arse rag which no one except the public sector and bbc bothers reading.

  190. 190
    MI7 says:

    Who are these newspaper and why should we value there opinions so much? because it pays there mortgage and gives them a sense of self importance having the final say on so called ‘news’.

  191. 191
    Roundell says:

    Because the have been campaigning against off shore arrangements and hedge betting and low and behold they are at it.

  192. 192
    Ronnie Kray says:

    Fucking brilliant, Guido.

    They need it up them.

    You won’t get a reply, of course. But exposing their disgusting, repellent hypocrisy is music to the ears.

    I think I should invite Rusbriger to the Blind Beggar pub for a drink, what do you think ?

  193. 193
    Yarnesfromhorsham says:

    Guido – did you copy in Polly?

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