April 4th, 2011

“I’ve Forgotten Why We Liked Nick Clegg”


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

    I thought everyone agreed with Nick!

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    the last quango in paris says:

    Good Brighton & Hove Labour Party fundraiser with Jo Brand tonight! How often do you get to see @edballsmp do the hokey cokey??!

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    The Wrong Trousers says:

    There is nowt wrong with Clegg except that he is in the wrong party. He is more more consertative than the tories.

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      AC1 says:

      Instead, maybe a lot of the lib dems are in the wrong party and would prefer the looter party.

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    Ed stuttering Balls says:

    Tototototory!

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    ChrisG says:

    Nick Cameron and Dave Clegg are one….Looking for something that’s recession proof?http://localmobilemonopoly.com/

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Right fellow window lickers have a great evening , Am of home to take Mrs Bowden out for a italian :-)

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  7. 9
    Rinka says:

    He needs to experience a Rhoshonara Choudhry moment.

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    gildedtumbril says:

    …surprised not to see a cottage in the vista through the park gates…

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    Engineer says:

    I suspect that Clegg’s present unpopularity says more about LibDem voters than it does about Clegg. Suddenly, after years in the wilderness, LibDems have the responsibility of exercising power, and to their credit, are taking the country’s economic problems quite seriously.

    If they didn’t think their party was going to exercise responsibility in power, why did people vote LibDem? Perhaps because it was a sort of unthinking protest vote – didn’t like the overbearing Labour party or the nasty baby-eating Tories, so vote nice, cuddly LibDem in the fairly safe knowledge that they’d never actually see power and have to do hard things. Then they can criticise whatever the gummint did, safe in the smug knowledge that “we didn’t vote for this”. Except, by an accident of electoral mathematics, they are in power.

    Well, suck it up LibDem voters. Any fool can sit on the sidelines and pontificate (we all do on this blog, for example), but actually doing the job is harder, especially in current economic circumstances. To their credit, the LibDems, with some exceptions, seem to trying to act in the nation’s best interests, which (strangely) earns them more respect than some of their voters.

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    • 13
      AC1 says:

      Unfortunately some Lib Dems (I’m looking at you Vince) are trying hard, but are just useless.

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    • 15
      Rinka says:

      When it came to a choice between long espoused Liberal Democrat principles and a seat at the big table with the attendant financial and ego fuelled rewards, guess which one lost out.

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      The last quango in paris says:

      Too true – they were used as a protest vote and nobody knew what to do with them when they came in – a joke!! I think Nick Clegg is holding onto his principles remarkably given the stress he must be under! Not like flip flop harman for example

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      We why know some Tories like him says:

      Because he’s a very handy human shield.

      Shame the public thinks he’s a lying dickhead.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    What a silly cartoon. They don’t have lavatories in parks any more. Councils used to have them, but then Mr Blair passed a law saying that they had to be cleaned from time to time and Councils saw it as an excuse to remove them. The whole park became a lavatory instead.

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    QWERTY says:

    Don’t you just love the BBC? 6PM news and they just ‘slip in’ that Barry Obama isn’t going to try Sheik my Dick in a Civilian court after all but instead try him in a military Court in Guantanamo, hang on didn’t the BBC TRIUMPH Obama’s decision to close Gitmo?

    Remember BBC fat shit Mark Mardell stating proudly “with a wave of his pen Guantanamo was closed”

    So why is the BBC now going easy? If bush had made that decision the BBC would be foaming at the mouth about evil “Boosh”

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      The two party system, with the occasional fucking of a Liberal says:

      Are you some sort of c’unt?
      You don’t rise to the top in politics by fulfilling manifesto promises.
      Jeez! There’s one born every minute.

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      • 26
        Deep Who says:

        That wasn’t his point actually wankface. He was pointing out the BBC bias, not any surprise that a politician back-tracked.

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      • 28
        QWERTY says:

        My point was the BBC have totally ignored the fact that Barry has failed to deliver, had it been ‘Boosh’ they’d have crucified him for it, yet the BBC just try to pretend it hasn’t happened.

        Just as the BBC tried to make out Barry’s dithering over Libya was to quote Mark Mardell “smart politics”

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        • 35
          Lord Patten says:

          Politicians come and go but the BBC is here forever.

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          • Gooey Blob says:

            They’ve had their ups and downs over the years, but the BBC seem to have given up any pretence of neutrality recently. A left-wing agenda is so obvious it can be painful to watch at times.

            I’ve started to read The Telegraph’s news site instead. Their right-wing bias is as pronounced as the BBC’s left-leaning perspective, but at least they’re honest about it, so I can take their stories with a pinch of salt. As for TV news, Sky News do it so much better than the BBC. It’s just a shame there are so many interruptions for commercials.

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          • Lord Patten says:

            Sky News is sh*t but that’s another matter altogether, at least they don’t demand a fee for watching Kay Burley’s hate filled rants. My point is if people hate the BBC so much why do they continue to fund it?

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      Pay up, and play the game says:

      Your viewpoint was well worth listening to at £145.50 a pop.

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        QWERTY says:

        You don’t get a choice but to fund theBBC (unless you fancy prison) with the Telegraph you don’th ave to fund it.

        As for Sky, some of their reporters like Alex Crawford and Emma Hurd are very very good, I’m trying to think of which beeboids are good at reporting?

        Toenails?
        Huntsberg?
        Mardell?
        Peston?
        Easton?
        Marr?

        Kay Burley is bonkers but we need some bonkers, Sky also has the fittest looking women (except for The BBC South East who had the really horny mini skirted weather girl on again tonight)

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        • 58
          Pay up, and play the game says:

          The threat of imprisonment must really scare pussies like the license payers, and as for watching news reportage based on the “fitness” of the reporter, Ye Gods!

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        • 59
          Mornington Crescent says:

          Haven’t seen BBC South East since I gave up the Telly Tax but there were only 2 worth ogling: the Iranian one who’s gone to Sky and Kaddy Lee-Preston – rather below-stairs accent but a lovely smile and boobs to die for with a cleavage so big you could live in there.

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    • 69
      AC1 says:

      Bush was thick, you see Obama copying everything Bush did, except deficit-spending even more money (and starting wars without any American Interest (Libya (No War for ???!!!)) makes him clever, it’s ‘cos he’s Black and can therefore do no wrong…

      /bbc”think”

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    Deep Who says:

    Clegg is a classic professional politician, relying on politics for income he has to do whatever necessary to climb the pole. He’s not the best of them, not the worst of them – seems averagely intelligent and as inoffensive as he is ineffective.

    On balance I’d rather someone like him than the likes of Balls, who would butt-rape his own Granny if he thought he could pin it on the Tories. A total wanker in the fibre of his being.

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  13. 27
    Liam Fox says:

    The defence cuts will only apply to personnel that return from active service with two arms and two legs.
    Those missing vital parts will not be affected.

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    • 31
      QWERTY says:

      Trust me the redundancy packages they are offered will be very good. 20 years ago my mate for 50K and he was only a corporal in the RAF

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      • 37
        Liam Fox says:

        And so the savings are what, exactly?

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        • 57
          QWERTY says:

          The savings are in the equipment, keeping a Harrier flying costs hundreds of thousands of pounds. Also if they can sell the aircraft they can make a few bob there as well.

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          • Liam Fox says:

            Until the next foreign crisis looms over the horizon, and at the rate we’ve been going in the last decade, that won’t be long in coming.

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          QWERTY says:

          Well it’s up to the gutless generals to say NO to the politicians for once and resign if necessary, but the gutless Donkey’s never do, they keep saying yes, knowing full well that they are sending their men off to die without the correct kit.

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    Lev says:

    *Disclaimer – I’m a Lib-Dem*
    Hmmm… apart from joining a coalition with the Conservatives, and a vague reference to breaking promises, I haven’t heard any specific criticism of what we (or for that matter Nick) has done to deserve James Sherwood’s ire.

    At the risk of starting a reverse Monty Python’s “What have the Romans ever done for us”, aside from the tuition fees policy and the VAT increase, what have the Lib-Dems ever done to earn this much hatred?

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      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      I think a lot of it is because the left wing of the Lib Dems and Labour supporters assumed the LDs would only ever go into coalition with Labour despite the fact that Clegg made clear he would look at the largest party as a partner. They now feel betrayed and are throwing their toys out of the pram particularly as the coalition is attempting to rectify the gross economic mismanagement of Brown and Balls.

      I don’t have much time for Clegg as I believe he is part of the new political class (which includes Cameron, Osborne, Balls and the Milibands) that has little experience of life outside politics and seems to be largely devoted to self-enrichment and featherbedding the lives of the political class generally. Clegg’s slavish devotion to the EU does him no favours either.

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  15. 38
    Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health and climbdowns says:

    I’m not really a hoon, i just look like one.

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  16. 40
    Tacky says:

    I don’t mean to quibble but for £100,000, couldn’t al-Fayed have got a statue that actually looks like Michael Jackson?

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  17. 43
    Gordon Brown says:

    Do you remember why you love me?

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    • 46
      Such a shame says:

      Because unlike todays greedy millionaire politicians, you played it straight from the heart with no thought of personal enrichment.

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      • 49
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        Ha ha ha – Brown lived for 13 years in a grace and favour home but still claimed second home costs. Since the election he has avoided doing the job he is paid to do instead spending his time writing a book (that is bound to be one long tedious self justifying whinge) and making lucrative speeches even though he publicly stated he was devoting his time to charitable works.

        Pull the other one it’s got bells on.

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        you've to to pick a pocket or two says:

        Too right, he wanted to make us all paupers like himself, and boy he made a fucking good job of it.

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    Praise da lawd! says:

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    • 60
      just love these essex accents says:

      “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything”

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      • 65
        Just love those voters says:

        Even self serving, career led, party dominated arseholes known as Westminster politicians who will sell their constituents arses down the river for personal enrichment.
        Beats religion any day.

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      • 73

        Too true…those who stand for nothing fall for anything…

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  19. 68
    Anonymous says:

    This right wing site is agreeing the Clegg isn’t left wing enough? Bizarre…..

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  20. 71
    I'll have a P, please, Bob says:

    Slightly cruel posting an actually funny cartoon on Mark and Rich day, no? Looks almost a bit pointed.

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    Dame Davina Pancake says:

    Bloody hell Guido, he’s no Tom Lehrer is he?!

    Davina x

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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