March 28th, 2011

Fortnum & Paul Mason

Look out for tonight’s Newsnight report from Comrade Mason who has spent the weekend sipping Molotov cocktails with Laurie Penny. For Mason these last few months have been an exciting period, reporting on a revolution which has Tweeted its way from Tahir Square to Trafalgar Square. Sometimes from dangerous territory with guerrilla protestors taking on tanks and now with those who think smashing up teacakes in front of old ladies is the moral equivalent.

Comrade Mason Live on the Frontline

Sometimes it has been as if he was broadcasting from Karl Marx’s bedroom – actually he did do that – embedded with friends this weekend his report should be an interesting exercise in straining impartiality. On his blog he let slip that: “At Fortnum and Mason the demonstrators who took it over are trying to get out, texting me…”. Above is our reconstruction of Mason in deep cover disguise this weekend…


207 Comments

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

    Bloody Looney left!

    • 16
      its the gordons fault says:

      they are like the ba’ath party in Iraq – it must be time to de ba’athify the BBC

      • 39
        Iloathlefties says:

        When is someone in Government going to sort out the BBC. They shouldn’t be allowed to broadcast news as they are so blatently lefty biased. Never even watch it anymore. Bas**rds!!!!

        • 69
          Dave's new BBC spindoctor says:

          Hear! Hear!

          ROFL!!!

          • fruitloop watch says:

            He obviously got out while the going was good you utter twat.

          • The Decameron says:

            Pathetic. He’s just a middle-aged man trying to get laid by hanging out with some stoners.

            And from what I hear, that Laurie Penny spreads her legs awfully wide at the drop of a hat.

          • The Dumbcameron says:

            Pathetic. He’s just a middle-aged blogger trying to get laid by hanging out with some tories.

            And from what I hear, that Nadine Dorries spreads her legs awfully wide at the drop of a hat.

      • 45
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        From Mason’s Wikipedia entry..

        “He has previously been a member of the Trotskyist organisation Workers Power, and has more recently spoken at the Anarchist Bookfair.”

        What a cnut and typical of the Beeb

        • 74
          LMFAO! says:

          Mr Cameron stressed that he supported the BBC

          He said: “The BBC is an important national institution. I want to see it prosper and succeed and be a fantastic cultural asset.”

          He added that he was a “supporter of the licence fee”

          “I’m probably the most pro-BBC Conservative leader there’s ever been!”

          “I would never do anything to put the BBC at risk”.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            Daves not a fucking tory.

          • Southern Softy says:

            Perhaps he should be watching Panorama tonight.
            They’re busy telling us how badly off we all are.
            With local elections soon it’s just like a PPB on behalf of the Liebour party.

          • Anonymous says:

            But Dave’s a politician.

            Just go by the exact opposite of what hes says and that will put your mind at rest.

            The beeb will surely do sterling job of dying a slow but sure death all by itself without outside intervention. Ever watch the pisspoor Breakfast recently? Or any one any one of its recent pathetic attempts at sitcoms? – We’s halfway there!

        • 102
          hmmmm says:

          who organised the Anarchist book fair?

    • 105
      Crikey says:

      They seem preoccupied with news about cuts? Strange that. Wonder why? Getting a bit close to home? What a come down, once an organisation respected and revered for it’s impartiality, now a sort of joke Pravda. Time for mega cutting at the bbc.

      • 154
        Ssficial57 says:

        God forbid the BBC report on what’s affecting the whole country. NO! Go back to consuming you stupid sheep. You stupid idiot. Next you’ll say the BBC shouldnt report on anything the government does.

        • 158
          Crikey says:

          You obviously haven’t been paying attention and have failed to notice that they are even getting the “cuts” into their radio drama now. Try to pay attention and not mindlessly follow the party line. Think for yourself you useful idiot.

    • 109
      Political dummy. says:

      But if he and others at the Beeb were really marxists wouldn’t they be giving away the vast bulk of their considerable salaries? “From each according to ability to each according to his need” or at least thats the gist I think. Or do they just think that it would be nice if others did that?

      • 124
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        Like all champagne socialists the practical effects of their ideology only happens to the masses not themselves and their friends tucked away in Islington and Hampstead (and indeed Tuscany).

    • 127
      Red Ed Drama Queen says:

      I think Paul is doing a wonderful job. Some of my best freinds work for the BBC. We will all be having a big party when the BBC moves to Salford.

  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Great to see the results of the Guy News high tech teams reconstruction :-)

  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    He’s a bit right wing for the BBC

  4. 4

    Someone’s photoshopped a twisted hate-filled Marxist onto the head and body of a public schoolboy.

  5. 6
    Adam Blane Richards says:

    Paul Mason is a decent reporter and nice bloke, Guido.

  6. 7
    P.Kropotkin says:

    jesus is english yr first language. could we have some attention to basic expression…..

  7. 8
    Dick the Prick says:

    Newsnight has become excreble and almost an insult to journalism. Whilst Ch4 News is undoubtedly as biased at least they do inform.

    • 9
      Steve Miliband says:

      The dream team of Crick and Mason? Surely not.

    • 15
      Reimer says:

      ‘Newsnight’ makes me think of the more serious siblings of the tossers who bring us ‘QI’, ‘Mock The Fish In A Barrel’ etc. Same basic world-view/politics but slicker and more self-regarding.

      IIRC Mason’s piece in which he visited Marx’s old digs revealed that the place is now some luvvy-friendly metro-bar, very appropriate.

      • 164
        I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        I stopped watching Newsnight months ago and only tried it tonight because of Guido’s anti-Mason comments. The true idiot of the programme was Lucy Annson of Uncut, a posturing, economically illiterate ninny with the IQ of a pond lily who didn’t answer a single question from Emily Nomates. Annson’s throat SHOULD be cut, but meanwhile I can’t see her pathetic, inane, rambling drivel helping Ed The Gobstopper and his ill-judged endorsement of the march one tiny iota. Not one.

  8. 10
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    Sparticus is on, far more entertaining.

  9. 13
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I thought it was Vince cable in the photo.

  10. 17
    Gorgon's Revenge says:

    In his former life, Mason worked on Computer Weekly and was father of chapel at Reed Business Information. You don’t get to be FoC without being a nutter

  11. 18
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Last summer the fearless Paul Mason was in North America searching for the death of capitalism, however El Jefe or Fidel Castro announced the death of Cuban Socialism last September – funnily enough Mason and the Beeb missed it.

    Has he made any programmes on what led the Castro brothers to admit that 53 years of socialism in Cuba hadn’t worked?

  12. 20
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    OMFG , Barcleys and visa are about to lose a custermer, there advert offered that if i use my visa card i could win tickets to the olympics , fuck that , I am outta there.

    • 38
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Barclaycard are the third most incompetent corporation I’ve ever encountered.

      #3 – Barclaycard.
      #2 – Alamo Rent-a-car.
      #1 – Lloyds TSB. <– when I wrote instructing them to close my gold-account because they were thoroughly and utterly inept, they lost the letter. They later said this happens quite a lot. True.

      • 41
        Iloathlefties says:

        Santander are worse, believe me. They never get anything right first time!!

        • 50
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Not tried Santander. I was quite happy to use my ‘consumer vote’ and leave Lloyds TSB to go broke, which – as an obviously inept company – it was bound to do, and it nearly did. And then, Lo! Along comes Gordon and ‘saves’ them. With our money.

          Lloyds TSB. It nearly went bust for a very good reason. It’s shit.

          • Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

            Gordon didn’t save them – he fucked them with that sordid little deal with Victor Blank and the subsequent takeover of HBOS

          • Nigel S says:

            Agree LloydsTSB are annoyingly inept but that isn’t why they nearly went bust after being one of the ten safest banks in the world in 2008 (hint: ask Macavity).

            New York, 4 September 2008 — Global Finance
            magazine has released its annual ranking of the
            World’s Safest Banks, which will be featured in
            the special October issue alongside several of
            the magazine’s renowned Best Bank awards.
            The World’s Safest Banks were selected through a
            comparison of the long-term credit ratings and
            total assets of the 300 largest banks around the
            world. Ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s
            and Fitch were used.
            “These banks have demonstrated an
            appropriately prudent approach to risk in
            providing international financial services,” says
            Global Finance publisher, Joseph D. Giarraputo.
            “More than ever customers are viewing strong
            credit quality as an important feature of the
            banks with which they do business.”
            WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS
            Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) France
            Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG) Netherlands
            Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank Germany
            Rabobank Netherlands
            Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg-Förderbank Germany
            Lloyds TSB United Kingdom
            BNP Paribas France
            Dexia Belgium
            Wells Fargo United States
            NRW Bank Germany

      • 43
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        But its the olympic ticket thing that has done , I would rather be waterboarded than watch the olympics.

        • 58
          Tessa Tickles says:

          There might be some interesting riots that make it worth watching. Ed Milimong goading people into smashing things up, just to increase costs for the overburdened taxpayer. “Yeth, you are all the thame ath Nelthon Mandela and the Thuffragetteth! Thtruggle for your freedomth, comradeth”.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            No , Sorry still prefer the waterboarding , after all it isnt cricket :-)

        • 61
          Michael Handycock says:

          Women’s gynastics isn’t right these days, they’re just kids and it’s certainly a specialist market to whack off to that.

      • 53
        Steve Miliband says:

        Ryan Air.

      • 120
        Anonymous says:

        But when a bond matures is it like pulling teeth to get your money? Took me three weeks with Barclays and numerous telephone calls. I was told on one occasion that they may ahve used a second class stamp to send the cheque. Probably thought they were being clever getting that bit of interest of me but I will never use them again and warn anyone else against doing so.

      • 133
        AC1 says:

        Lloyds TSB are shit.

      • 143
        Thieving fraudulent c unts says:

        I once got a letter from Lloyds TSB chiding me for allowing my account to go into overdraft for the sum of £23 for all of a whole day.
        They hit me with £30 administration costs and gave me advice for ensuring that I run my account responsibly.
        I look forward to receiving advice from Harold Shipman on care for the elderly, advice from King Herod on Child Care and from Peter Sutcliffe on womens rights.

        • 184
          Ann Optishun says:

          I am currently in correspondence with Natwest about them planning to increase the rate of interest they charge on my credit card, arising from a mistake THEY made. If they fail to agree with my representations of adding insult to injury their card goes in the bin less than 5 minutes after I get their reply. There are lots of other fish in the sea where credit cards are concerned.

  13. 21

    Is his alias “Bob Hope”? Or is that another reconstructed 60s flower child? Newsnight is atrocious, esp Paxman, but it’s not quite as useless as QT and Any Questions. Their panelists make Ed’s Labour party look “New”.

  14. 22
    Maximus Erectus says:

    Why’s that copper just standing and watching the little shite throwing the smoke bomb , and not wading in with this truncheon to crack his skull open…?

    Can’t get the fucking staff these days…

    • 42
      Tessa Tickles says:

      13 years of Equality and Diversity Awareness Courses didn’t prepare them for riots, as we’ve seen all too clearly in the last 6 months.

      • 183
        Postlethwaite says:

        Perhaps they should declare it a no fly zone and then bomb the sh*t out of the police plus arm the protesters with something more effective than a home made smoke bomb?

    • 48
      The wizz says:

      The Police should look at the Army tactic of ‘Snatch Squads’ and don’t handle the stupid tw8ts with with anything over than violence, after all they don’t hold the franchise on that.

    • 65
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      I think he’s still in shock from having to leave the station canteen and all that lovely paperwork.

    • 106
      Socialism Ate My Future says:

      None of the “Black Bloc” the anti reduction of government anarchists (irony not lost on them no doubt) were charged either.

      Make of it as you will.

      • 189
        Archer Karcher says:

        It does seem extremely odd, that at an average football match the cops are there in their hundreds fully kitted out in body armour and ready to start swinging at the slightest hint of disorder, yet loony lefties and faux ‘anarchist’ rioters, are given a virtual free hand.

  15. 23
    genghiz the kahn says:

    As for second jobs -

    “Please join us for the for the lecture “The Future of Jobs and Justice” to be given by the Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer and alumnus of the University of Edinburgh.

    The lecture will argue that there is an alternative to a future of low growth and high unemployment; that the alternative is a future of jobs and justice.

    Doors open at 4.30pm

    Entry will be strictly by ticket and must be accompanied by photographic ID. Booking will close on Wednesday 13 April

    A book signing will follow the lecture

    Please note:
    This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

    http://edinburgh-university501-rss.eventbrite.com/

    • 25
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Thats them doomed then.

    • 27
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Although maybe Guy News could cover it and send TB to report?

    • 32
      PigShit says:

      isn’t this chap Brown an MP?

      aren’t we paying his salary and expenses?

      what the fuck is he doing this for then?

      • 35
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Go on Guido , Get TB to go there and ask Gordon ; Why dont you turn up to work but still cvlaim a salary and expenses?

        2 : when will you fight ( and vote ) for the fairness you promised your constuents?

        • 44
          Tessa Tickles says:

          “the alternative is a future of jobs and justice”

          I want a job delivering justice to Gordon Brown. By cutting his fucking head off. I’ll do it for £10.

      • 149
        Anonymous says:

        I thought him and his chief propagandist Sarah were going into charity work if he lost the election.
        That’s what they said on GMTV oh yes they did!

  16. 26
    BBC News says:

    We are very balanced and impartial!

    Now over to our new political editor, Alistair Campbell.

  17. 28
    • 77
      QWERTY says:

      “At that exact moment, Julian was expertly using his silver tongue to offer intense gratification to Sally as he held on firmly to her taut, tanned thighs, tightly gripped around his handsome face.”

      Soes this go on at Sky News then?

      • 85
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        Sounds like something that goes on at the Squeaker’s place while he’s in the HoC helping out Labour.

    • 107
      Socialism Ate My Future says:

      I’d bang the new weather girl and that new blonde political correspondent though.

      Let em see the size of my deficit.

  18. 29
    Rupert, middle class wannabe anarchist says:

    I had oodles of fun on Saturday, Arabella! Oh yah! It was supah! A great way to spend my Gap Yar, yah!

  19. 31
    She IS pretty though says:

    • 78
      QWERTY says:

      This is why the blow job was invented, to keep dozy bints this like quiet.

    • 188
      JH says:

      As a student, I soon learned how to spot the easiest lay at a party.

      My radar is going off when I watch this.

      A couple of drinks down her, a bit of BS about up the workers and wimmins rights and then boom, hello uterus.

      • 207
        My Cad Joker says:

        Ben Elton learned to hide his middle class origins for precisely this end. Did not work with the Grunwick birds so I wound up with the Harmster!

    • 194
      Sy says:

      who the fuck is this muppet?

  20. 36
    Engineer says:

    You get a better class of rioter in Fortnum and Mason. Shame the journalism isn’t.

  21. 46
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    On Topic ( I Hope ) , A music video that no-one will listen to.

  22. 49
    Kieron B says:

    I take it no-one commenting on here has seen the video from inside Fortnum and Mason?

    Say what you want about the ideology and the reasons behind UKuncut’s actions, but you’d be hard-pressed to say they were violent demonstrators or that they were ‘smashing’ up a tea cake.

    You’re better than this Guido.

    • 52
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      But what about there hypocrsy?

      http://www.oldholborn.net/2011/03/meek-shall-inherit-earth.html

      • 153
        Anonymous says:

        Have you read that prick Ramsays blog ? Fuck me he spends a few hours in a Police cell and he thinks he’s Nelson Mandela!!!!!!!

    • 57
      Hypocrites R Us says:

      So can me and my mates come round sit inside some of the protestors houses or property for hours on end on protest?

      Thought not…….

    • 89
      Anonymous says:

      OK mate. How would you like your gaffe invaded by strangers because they don’t like the people you associate with?

    • 95
      Incredible says:

      Call me old fashioned if you like, but I am agreeable to you making a protest as long as it is legal and does not fuck up the lives of other people or businesses.

      And the stupid thing here is that Fortnum and Mason is a charity that takes from the rich to give to the poor.

  23. 59
    Kevin Harrap says:

    Are you for against revolutionary change? The blurb at the top of your blog suggests you are in favour of violent overthrow of the present regime. But the words in your articles suggest the writer is staid and conservative. Cognitive dissonance?

  24. 75
    Bob Crow says:

    LOOK ITS FATCHER FROWIN THAT BOTTLE AT THE POLICE !!!!!!

    THIS IS FATCHERS FORT , UP THE WORKERS.

    POLLY FEEL MY CHAMPAYNE UP PLEASE.

  25. 80
    Moderate dude says:

    God. How do these people get to work for the BBC?

    • 118
      ichabod says:

      Well, if you are an attractive young woman, without a complete set of scruples, it’s easy….

      • 122
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        I thought most of them preferred boys.

      • 187
        Ann Optishun says:

        Correction: That should be “…without a complete set of scruples or a grain of intelligence or common sense in your body etc…”.

    • 203
      Dreg Gyke says:

      It is with great pleasure that I saw Polly Toynbee on the hideously white BBC. It is great that this “woman of color” from a normal working class and therefore excluded from normal BBC broadcasts can get a job at the male Oxbridge dominated media and her thoughtful inciteful ramblings make up for the normal hideouwly shite BBC broadcast.

      Madame, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability, and I want you to know that we are with you, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-Tuscany!

  26. 82
    ME? I say says:

    Can’t fault that we all have the right to demostrate our disagreement with the state in a peaceful if not very vocal way.

    But cross the line and take violent and criminal action without cause then that right should be taken away from that individual.

  27. 86
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    REd Balls give you spin.

  28. 88
    Anonymous says:

    O/T – is this true?

    http://www.monbiot.com/2011/02/07/a-corporate-coup-detat/

    medium/large companies to no longer have to pay the difference in corporation tax on their overseas earnings

    • 139
      AC1 says:

      It would be a good idea if it was…

      Overseas earnings are earnings made in a different country, not the U.K. So why should they let the U.K. state extort them of things they’ve done in other states?

    • 169
      C Hooscheeper says:

      I thought Tesco paid double the difference.

  29. 90
    Labour says:

    We’re on our way back to power!

    • 111
      Anonymous says:

      Not so soon. The mess hasn’t been cleared up for you yet

    • 113
      hmmmm says:

      REd is Michael Foot with a lisp

      • 119
        nell says:

        You have to admit is fast emerging as more entertaining than gordon was in his bunker.

        ed ‘ I have a dream, sorry, blank sheet of paper’ militwit clearly thought he was man dela or martin lut her k ing, as he gave that speech on saturday.

        For crying out loud they were people fighting for the right to live ; all militwit, the unions and their crew are trying to do is make a case for people keeping unnecessary local government non-jobs created by gordon and their undeserved end of salary pensions!

        Not quite the same thing is it?

      • 150
        Hi Mr Winkie says:

        Yap!

    • 135
      nell says:

      ‘We’re on our way back to power’ militwit yelled, at that rally/riot, for labour!

      In your dreams militwit! Not unless you can advance beyond your ‘blank sheet of paper’ and escape from the clutches of the unions!!!

      • 178
        Ed's "Kinnockio" Moment may come back to haunt him says:

        “An emotional and animated Kinnock took the podium and repeatedly shouted “We’re alright!”, which has often been re-broadcast since as an example of overconfident campaigning”
        Sheffield Rally, a political meeting held by the Labour Party on Wednesday 1 April 1992

  30. 92
    Typically impartial BBC programming on right now says:

    Panorama starting now:

    Andrew Verity considers new research suggesting most people are significantly worse off than they were two years ago. He also reveals which occupations are being hit hardest by the current financial situation, speculates on what will happen if interest rates go up, and discusses how householders can stave off the worst effects of the squeeze.

    • 93
      Typically impartial BBC programming on right now says:

      I wonder if it will mention who caused the problem in the first place.

    • 100
      LIARS says:

      KIN L they just told me my typical car costs £90 to fill up. NO it Doesn’t. It costs about £35

      • 103
        History re-written says:

        Every budget for over a decade, Gordon Brown proudly said how he would tax petrol ever more in order to save the world. No mention of this by the BBC

      • 190
        Archer Karcher says:

        My rather unremarkable mondeo, cost £63 and some pence to fill on saturday. Oh and by the way, the fuel escalator was introduced by one Ken Clarke under Majors government, with Brussels backing of course.
        Brown merely continued the extortion at the EU’s behest, all the main political parties are bought and paid for lackies.
        Outside of personalities and emphasis, there is nothing between them all.

  31. 112
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    If they were texting him while trying to get out, they had his number beforehand.

    Did Comrade Mason help to organise it?

  32. 115
    nell says:

    Ah Mr Mason is regarded as some sort of high priest in the national union of journalists and is a ‘former’ troskyite.

    I had no idea, until I started researching how most of the purportedly labour crew and their syncophants were/are marxist, troskyite, communist.

  33. 117
    nell says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12871759

    The biased beeb reporting on saturday’s riot.

    ‘impressive turnout, carnival atmosphere, representative of the mainstream…..’

    Did they bother to interview any government minister re: the need for cuts as you’d expect from a professional impartial news agency?? Did they heck!!

    In fact I think you could go as far as saying the beeb is more biased towards the left than the state owned libyan press is towards gad afi!

    • 128
      nell says:

      The biased beeb reporting on saturday’s ‘march’.

      ‘impressive turnout, carnival atmosphere, representative of the mainstream…..’

      Did the beeb bother to interview any government minister re: the need for cuts as you’d expect from a professional impartial news agency?? Did they heck!!

      In fact I think you could go as far as saying the beeb is more biased towards the left than the state owned li by an press is towards gad afi!

  34. 121
    The last quango in paris says:

    Yuck watching parliament live us that Kerry talking twaddle? She has no time to give way how rude!

  35. 123
  36. 134
    QWERTY says:

    What makes me laugh is how the BBC try to ‘pretend’ that they really are impartial.

    Mason has had an intellectual erection since the Tories came back to power, what makes me laugh about Mason is that like 99% of all other beeboids he has only ever suckled on the tit of the public sector, without ever holding down a real job.

  37. 137
    QWERTY says:

    Talking of knobbers, why does the BBC wheel out Mark Urban as their ‘defence expert’ a man who spent less time in the army than Gordon Brown has spent at Westminster since having his pile ridden arse kicked out of Downing Street.

    • 152
      Hi Mr Winkie says:

      Yap !

    • 193
      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      Mark Urban is a “Gamer” i.e he plays war games. Therefore, just the man to comment on military strategy.

      I have a window box so I should be the Beeb’s correspondent on agriculture.

  38. 155
    Crikey says:

    Just listened to the ludicrous spokeperson for uk Uncut on Newsnight. Absolutely appalling refused to condemn the violence and rioting saying that that would be an “over simplification”. Properties weren’t broken into, they were turned into “creative spaces”.

    • 161
      South of the M4 says:

      Yep, heard her too. ” I object to the premise of the question” was another corker. Thus she objected to the interviewers facts supporting the question she asked – or rather, ignored the facts as they did not fit her argument. Difficult to have a sensible debate with someone so blinkered in opinion.

    • 162
      sometime just sometimes you think what the hell is going on says:

      I know why the country is so screwed up, with idiotic bitches like her around “creative spaces” what a load of rubbish ,shame Fortnum don’t send her a bill for the “creative space” her nutters used when they took over the place.

      • 185
        Tory Disco says:

        I wonder if she would like her home becoming a creative space

        I am sure i could pan splatter the walls after a couple of punnets of plums

  39. 156
    Gordon Brown says:

    Who among you would like to yank my plank?

  40. 157
    QWERTY says:

    Drug dealers to escape jail.

    Massive cheers heard from BBC TV centre and Radio 5

  41. 159
    Bullingdon Dave and his Bullying Right Hand Man, wheee! says:

    I’ve got no life and spend all day calling everyone tat and Tory lickspittles! Wheee! I’m mentalist! Wheee! I’ve been posting the same shit since 2009! Wheee! I’m obsessed with Cameron! Wheee! I just post “i’m tat i’m a mong wheee” all day long! Wheee! I need to up my meds! Wheee!

  42. 166
    Innovator says:

    Suggested government benefit for ‘marchers:’ free wood shampoos.

  43. 167
    Moley says:

    Comment on the actions of the Huhne (Lib Dem) responsible for energy.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/jeremy-warner/8412069/Get-ready-for-more-shocks-from-soaraway-utility-bills.html

    A shallow green excuse for more and more tax; but this time it will affect the poor most.

    Why are the senior members of the Coalition so utterly spineless?

  44. 173
    @OhThisBloodyPC says:

    Interesting fact:

    Paul Mason was Deputy Editor on Computer Weekly before he joined Newsnight?

    Would he have been the best qualified candidate for a job at Newsnight?

    Would his politics have helped?

  45. 175
    PigShit says:

    the problem with this country is not the rioters and so called anarchists

    it’s the fascists in government and local authorities that make life here impossible

    we are not a meritocracy we are a mediocrity run by bureaucrats who would never get a job any where else – most of them unelected but all of them corrupt

    we should all be rioting to bring the whole ediface down

    • 191
      Archer Karcher says:

      Shame you did not pay attention to the last thirteen years of socialist ‘utopia’ when all the shit we are currently enjoying, was being forced upon us by the Bliar / McRuin / ZaNu Axis. No calls for riots then, how odd.

      • 197
        PigShit says:

        I’m including more than the last 13 years dickbrain – maybe if you get out more you’ll find that everything isn’t party political – shit for brains

  46. 176
    albacore says:

    Paul Mason? Who he?
    Imagine there’s no Newsnight
    It’s easy if you try
    You’d glean a lot more insight
    Watching fresh paint dry
    Gunpowder gone AWOL, Fawkes?

  47. 177
    Inspector Knackered says:

    Texts to Mason should be traceable, evn by the Met, so Mason can asisst with arrests/charging etc of yobs as required. If not, arrest him.

  48. 179
    Martin Day says:

    Just got my polling card for May 5 local elections……..

    Get in there Labour !!!!!!!

    • 186
      jgm2 says:

      Yep. And fire as many people as possible (although not council execs obviously) and close down as many libraries as you can to make a political point.

  49. 182
    Tory Disco says:

  50. 198
    HappyUK says:

    It was the Old Bill I felt sorry for, unusually for me. At one stage there just 21 of them confronted by 500+ braying mobsters.

    They have their hands tied these days, what with not being able to use one or two rubber bullets, or crack a few insolent skulls.

    Now if there was a bit of oil discovered underneath Fortnum & Mason, they might have had a bit of decent backup…

  51. 199
    HappyUK says:

    Spot on Guido re your point about marchers’ so-called ‘anarchist’ vision. They want to tax everyone until they squeak and rapidly increase the power and the spread of the state. A true anarchist wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole.

    Benn, Galloway, Bob Crow and co sincerely believe that state spending creates jobs, that state-run industries operate more fairly and efficiently and that nationalising “the commanding heights of the economy” is the path to happiness and prosperity.

    This in spite of the ton of evidence that ‘socialism’ (state capitalism) has failed with dreadful consequences in every country it’s ever been tried in.

  52. 201
    sandown says:

    The solution to the BBC problem is privatization. The BBC should be split up, radio and television, and sold off to the highest bidders, along with Channel 4.

    The capital sum raised should be used to pay down the National Debt. The replacement media companies will have to run at a profit — which can be taxed to pay for current government expenditure — or go bankrupt.

    And if people want to watch or listen to endless leftist bias, they can pay for it themselves.

  53. 204
    Georgeous George says:

    So what did the Old Bill do? Under the command of some high-flying WPC tipped as the first female Commissioner they stood back and let them get on with smashing up Fortnum & Mason.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1370924/David-Cameron-use-young-Norman-Tebbit-today.html#ixzz1I4tXNDgw

    Madame, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability, and I want you to know that we are with you, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-Fresco!


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