May 3rd, 2011

The Blame Game Briefing Begins

And so it came to pass, the Yes campaign are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of their campaign. Unfortunately it’s an oncoming train. 

Their people, most likely to be spinner Jon Bartley, have already begun briefing against Chris Huhne and his political game playing:

“Nothing Chris Huhne has done in the last few weeks was authorised by us or useful to us. The difficulty from day one was that we didn’t want the referendum to be seen through the prism of the coalition.”

Looks like the number one slot on the Guilty Men list has been filled.

UPDATE: Turns out that it’s everyone hates Chris day, as Osborne’s scathing put down from the Cabinet duff-up has mysteriously found it’s way in to James Forsyth’s ear:

“This is the Cabinet, not some sub-Jeremy Paxman interview.”

Looks like Osborne wouldn’t mind Huhne walking…


  1. 1
    P. Doff says:

    Are those two above Rich and Mark cartoons?


    • 6
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Let’s have a fight!


      • 9
        The Lord Ashcroft of Belsize says:

        If I had the vote I would definitely vote NO. If AV was ever to be introduced I would have to spend even more of my money supporting Cambo in a greater number of marginals.

        How many more, anyone done the math? The YES lot reckon it would double in number are they just fibbing like Herman.


        • 20
          Nigel Garage says:

          I have the vote and I shall be voting YES. With AV Conservatives who truly believe that we should not be part of the EUSSR will vote for me as No. 1 Tory as No. 2. No numbers 3, 4 or 5. Then if by some mischance I come last in the count of those remaining candidates your second votes can go to the Tories, and they won’t feel that they have betrayed the Party.

          Though I must convince some of those Blue Rinse Tory ladies that UKIP is different from the B&Peee!


      • 32
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Wasn’t Bartley the ‘concerned’ apolitical dad (with a disabled son) worried about cuts in NHS budgets, used to ambush Cameron by Al Beeb?


        • 58
          Reimer says:

          Yes, that was him. He is very ‘now’, very PoMo kind of metro-Christian who IIRC has expressed concern that too Christian a Britain might discomfit the newcomers. Nicky Campbell’s producer has him on speed-dial for ‘The Big questions’ on Sunday a.m.

          And his think-tank’s stupid trendily-misspelled name just adds to the twattishness.


          • misterned says:

            He is as apolitical as Ken Livingstone. He is also an arrogant tosser who cannot abide hearing an opinion he does not agree with and interrupts, badgers and harasses people who dare to have a different opinion to him.

            He is a typical dogmatic religionist, but a piss poor Christian.

            I’ve done farts more spiritual than him.


    • 10
      You've been Huhned says:

      I hear that Osborne went on to stress that Cabinet should be discussing the Cabinet agenda, not party political issues.

      So Dave didn’t take charge then. What a wimp


      • 40
        Jim says:

        Dave is for free expression by the people who work for him. Only when they make an error would he step in with help.


        • 47
          Foolish Vanity says:

          Like give a Huhne and a Cable enough rope and they will hang themselves?


        • 48
          Anonymous says:

          Then why hasn’t he sacked Osborne? He is ruining the economy.


          • Gordon's shit says:

            Why hasn’t he had Gordon arrested for ruining the economy? More like.


          • Anonymous says:

            For most (11 of the 13) of the years under Brown the economy was growing and the country was prosperous. This idiot wants to follow the failed Irish model.


          • Gordon's shit says:

            The economy was not growing. Spending and borowing were. He created the classic Bubble and it popped. And no it was not global just ask the Australians, Canadians, Indians, Chinese etc


          • Under Osborne says:

            UK consumers face a drop in disposable income this year equivalent to about £780 per household, a report warns.

            Financial services firm Deloitte said government tax rises and spending cuts, and higher commodity prices pushing up inflation were the main factors.

            It will take until 2015 for households’ disposable incomes to get back to their 2009 peak, the firm predicted.

            Real earnings are “all but certain” to fall for the fourth year in a row – for the first time since the 1870s.


          • Anonymous says:

            Just look at total government debt in India and China as a % of GDP; its more than UK.

            Australians and Canadians have a lot of natural resources so they are different, they are digging their country and exporting it to others.


          • On the never never says:

            Confucious say. Don’t spend what you ain’t got.
            Gordon say. Spend, borrow, spend, borrow, spend, borrow, OH SHIT!!


          • Anonymous says:

            On the never never say:

            Same thing Con’s did and are doing, on top of selling off anything they can find. More like the behavior of an addict.


          • misterned says:

            anonymous. fuck off and look up economics 101.
            Let me guess, you pay off your credit card every month, with your credit card, and still wonder why you are in debt.


      • 50
        Anonymous says:

        LD should leave the government, looks like Dave’s concubin* is in charge now.


    • 66
      Your Country needs YOU to vote YES to AV says:

      It is your patriotic duty to vote YES to AV.

      1) UKIP MPS

      2) True Tory MPS

      3) Labour out of power 4 ever.


      • 72
        Anonymous says:

        UKIP doesn’t even get 5% of the votes casted. It hasn’t even got a single MP. You people don’t even vote for it, its just a joke.


        • 75
          AV will empower the people says:

          Every Tory I know will vote UKIP then Tory, in that order if they are given an AV. That is why Socialist Liberal Dave is so frit of it.

          And of Course Labour voters (the traditional white working class ones) will vote B&P then Labour, in that order if given an AV. That is why Prescott and Reid are so frit of it.


  2. 2
    Terrible But True says:

    Quick edit suggestion:

    ‘Nothing Chris Huhne has done has been useful to [anyone]‘

    Certainly not in matters of actual governance in areas he has been in theory ‘running’.


    • 29
      Another quick edit suggestion says:

      “Osborne’s scathing put down from the Cabinet duff-up has mysteriously found it’s way in to ”

      “found its way”.


  3. 3
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Vote UKIP – stuff the LAB / CON / LIB cabal of crooks.


    • 16
      BarryW says:

      If UKIP saw sense and organised at grass roots level, and built up organisations to win local seats on Town and district Councils they would grow, but trying always to aim at too high a level for their puny numbers of activists makes them just a laughing stock.


    • 55
      Anonymous says:

      They don’t even get 5% of the votes casted. You all say you are going to vote for them but doesn’t seems to vote for them.


      • 85
        misterned says:

        Except at the Euro elections of course, where they came second to the tories.


        • 90
          Observer says:

          UKIP will do better than that at the next elections for the assembly in Brussels and Strasbourg.


  4. 4
    Socialism has murdered 150 million human beings pride says:

    Huhne eh?–couldn’t happen to a nicer eco-freak.


  5. 5
    Dogsbreath says:

    If we are talking Guilt & MP’s then it was all in the Rules.

    I claim a further £14,671.00 and play my get out of Jail with the cash free card!

    Vote no, yes maybe or for cheaper petrol no hoper’s vote now!

    You will still get bugger all!


  6. 7
    Trinny says:

    I can’t believe anyone ever thought “Yes” would win this vote and actually gave the campaign money.

    If those people care to write to me, I have some great business propositions that just need a bit of cash ….


    • 22
      NuAttack Dog says:

      yes indeed I have several business associates in Lagos looking for rich investors to partner with.


      • 31
        the last quango in paris says:

        and I have come up with the marvellous idea of an ashtray to fit on a motorbike.


        • 39
          Dragons' Den eat your heart out says:

          That’s nothing – I’ve thought of an idea for an ashtray that you fit on the petrol nozzle at filling stations.


      • 49
        Anonymous says:

        Too late. I have responded to businessmen in Lagos who need some money looking after and have given them my bank account details. Must be my lucky day.


    • 84
      Handycock says:

      Can I have your phone number please Trinny?


  7. 8
    Any excuse for a pissupp says:

    Whoever wins lets have some more street partys.


  8. 11
    Team America says:

    America! Fuck yeah!


  9. 12
    Angela E says:

    For Pete’s sake Guido cut the Hunt some slack. How would you like to go home every night and face a doc martin wearing lesian tomboy?


  10. 13
    les says:

    Dead Huhne walking.


  11. 14
    Gordon Brown says:

    Look at me, I’m a tree, I’m as happy as a tree can be.


  12. 15
    Old Moore's Almanack says:

    The runes predict that Huhne will walk after the AV Referendum vote delivers “NO”…he’s going to do a “Michael Heseltine” to Nick Clegg and go to the back benches where he’ll be able to discretely or not so discretely foment discord against the Clegg’s leadership on the backbenches ably assisted by Hughes and Farron.He’s calculated that the LibDems are going to get massacred at the 2015 Election or sooner if he has anything to do with it and that by walking now he’ll be able to claim some space with the “Sandalistas” and his constituents(where his majority already slim is non-existent unless he backs out the Cabinet and by default the Coaliotion) in the party when he runs for leader(again). It’s a gamble but he knows that unless he’s seen to be re-establishing the distance from the Tories he’s finished anyway come the election

    Meanwhile I predict his replacement as Business Secretary will be David Laws and that Vince will be shuffled off to Energy


    • 26
      Hugh Janus says:

      Two successive duds at Energy? We are already facing a serious lack of generating capacity in 2015/16, thanks to Liebour’s inaction/cowardice and then Huhne’s stupidity with windmills. Do you have a death wish?


    • 44
      Tessa Tickles says:

      David Laws should be in prison. At the very least, if he had an ounce of decency, he’d resign.

      If Cameron dares put Dave “£40,000 Thief” Laws in the cabinet, I’ll personally throw bricks through the Cons’ local constituency office’s windows. And punch their canvassers.


    • 93
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Move Cable to Northern Ireland now that the ‘Real IRA’ are kicking off :-)


  13. 16
    Saved Dave says:

    Huhne’s only slim chance of retaining his seat was AV. Now he’s responsible for blowing it. Poor chap.


    • 45
      Jim says:

      Come on. Not even John Humphrys with BBC backing understands AV. it is not right to blame Chris alone.


  14. 18
    slashnburn says:

    Who cares? The good news of the day is the the Tories have won in Canada! Petrol will keep going up, but not as fast.


    • 52
      Old dog no tricks says:

      Yeah – REAL Conservatives too ! Not the Red ones they have had for so long !

      Congrats Canada !


  15. 19
    Start with Finsbury Park mosque says:

    Before we get any retaliatory attacks, let’s set up internment camps to weed out all the would-be explodey martyr wankers and deport the c unts to Craplakistan.


  16. 21
    Her Maj says:

    Arise Lord Huhne of Huntshire


  17. 24
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Hune looks like he’s conducting Mahler’s 3rd symphony for the World’s Smallest Violin.


  18. 25
    They look after their own says:

    Simon Harwood is a thug and scum. Thank fuck the c unt has been found guilty of unlawful killing. I bet you anything the DPP will let him walk. No way will he face a criminal trial and prison sentence. He’ll get a nice redunancy package and police pension.


    • 60
      Mr Haddock says:

      As he was not actually on trial he’s not yet been found guilty of anything. It is not the purpose of a Coroners Court to apportion blame or Guilt. That will have to come later at a Criminal trial.


      • 79
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        For someone with so much knowlege it shouldn’t be too hard to think up your own name !


      • 89
        Killer copper says:

        There won’t be a trial, will there? The filth always look after their own. Remember the spin before the CCTV pictures came out?
        Cue lots of “terrorist plots” in the next couple of weeks to cover the lack of charges up


    • 87
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      Interesting how ‘authority’ takes different attitudes to science……

      In the Ian Tomlinson case, the ‘authority’ was prepared to back one pathologist’s opinion against 6 others.

      In the Climate Change case, ‘authority’ says we should always accept the majority position of the scientists.

      Strange that !


  19. 27
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Bartley looks like the suicidal priest from Father Ted (‘Going to America’).


  20. 28
    Gordon Chrispy Brownpants says:

    I am taking my imaginary dog for a walk. It heartens me that a Hoon is less popular than I am today. Phew.
    Now where did I put that imaginary collar & lead?
    I would forget my imaginary brainy head if it was not attached to my neck and shoulders.


  21. 30
    the last quango in paris says:

    Osborne is right – you can’t be a muppet at a cabinet meeting and if you’re a muppet you shouldn’t be in one.


  22. 33
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I fear the YES campaign might still edge it due to voter apathy.

    I can see points for and against, but when Gordon Brown came out for the yes camp (words chosen carefully there) then that was it. If Brown is in favour, I must be against – simply on the basis of the natural order of things.


    • 43
      Engineer says:

      Well, I would be apathetic, but I can’t be bothered, really.


    • 57
      Old dog no tricks says:

      Two Jags is against it – thus my support for yes !

      His statement that it makes election unpredictable – swung it for me !

      Apart from that he is a fat slob with a fat slobs face ! Who betrays everyone around him ! Lying Fat Cnut – should never have got a place in the Lords !


  23. 34
    Sir William Waad says:

    That’s the quality of politician you have to put up when they are elected under ‘First Past the Post’.


    • 41
      Engineer says:

      If the candidates you’re choosing from are a bag of duds, you’re stuck no matter what voting system you have.


      • 68
        Anonymous says:

        You can always vote Liberal and get an honest decent candidate such as Paddy Ashdown.


        • 76
          Engineer says:

          Like I said, bag of duds….but since Ashdown has been kicked upstairs, we won’t be voting for him anyway.


  24. 46
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Huhne lost the argument some time ago and now he’s losing the plot. Come Friday, he’ll lose the referendum.

    Time for him to resign.


  25. 53
    Down With Brown! says:

    I hope Huhne fires or walks by the end of the week. I’ve got a great bottle of champagne ready for when the Hunt goes.


  26. 63
    Bercow's Best Friend says:

    Chris who?

    Or is it whom?


  27. 64
    Bercow's Best Friend says:

    Clegg should sack him for being a Twat


    • 88
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      If that was a valid reason, there’d be a helluva lot of sackings to do.


  28. 65
    Bercow's Best Friend says:

    Top Jags is against capitalism except when it comes to his cars and lifestyle

    Up the workers – provided they are female, attractive and Pauline doesn’t find out


  29. 67
    Bercow's Best Friend says:

    Why is a comment on 2 Jags moderated but on on Hune isn’t. has 2 Jags a super injunction out?


    • 71

      Probably. It is the only type of injunction that would fit Lard Prescott.


  30. 73
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Lib dems, don’t you just hate the twats. I am afraid the LD’s are not capable of government. So why does Red Ed want them, just for power, plain and simple.


  31. 78
    Rub their noses in SHIT says:

    I’m voting no to AV just because those two coonts pictured want it.


  32. 91
    Cleethorpes Rock says:

    Bunch of fucking Huhnes


  33. 92
    Bercow's Best Friend says:

    OED here we come

    “a hune” – a twat, a self-important and bumptious thing

    “to hune” – to be a complete twat, especially when a TV camera is near


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