June 30th, 2011

Who Will Cover for Gordon’s Pregnant PPS?

Guido has wondered in the past what exactly Alison McGovern does as Gordon Brown’s PPS. He never turns up or speaks, so why the dubious honour? Given McGovern is pregnant, speculation is mounting as to who will fill in for her when she goes on maternity leave.

If she’s not replaced then questions will arise about her onerous and demanding role.

Backbenchers should form an orderly queue to make their pitch for the job.


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden AKA Mr Yeah says:


  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am TaT

  3. 3
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    And to think that Cameron could not win a majority against that fiscal lunatic.

  4. 4
    Kevin T says:

    I’ll do it. I enjoy doing nothing and I have experience of working for an incompetent, belligerent Scottish c***.

  5. 5
    botzarelli says:

    Perhaps she doesn’t turn up to Parliament on Gordon’s behalf when he can’t be bothered to pretend to be doing something else. Anyway, since when did backbenchers have a PPS?

  6. 6
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    The body language in this picture is interesting.

  7. 7
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    It’s too horrible to contemplate
    that she could be carrying the spawn of the Devil

    Sarah Beard , DNA Test a must !

  8. 8

    She looks as if she is giving him a Jodrell with her right hand.

  9. 9
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Ah yes they make a lovely couple ! and
    Who’s that Drab looking woman in the Brown coat ?

  10. 10
    Tax Payer says:

    Is’t that Ed Balls climbing out?

  11. 11
    Bob the Builder says:

    Who is the father ?

  12. 12
    HandsomeDavid says:

    Too true, Gordon was full of hot air from day one, prudence, boom and bust, hard working families, zero percent increase. If you cannot beat a twat like that then questions remain over your political competence.

  13. 13
    Sarah Brown says:

    “Hurry up, my train goes in 10 minutes”

  14. 14

    After all these years, I may have finally seen an argument in mitigation for Auschwitz-Berchenau.

  15. 15
    The Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP says:

    This week Damian an I will mostly be engaged in a campaign of hate against Christine Lagarde,

  16. 16
  17. 17
    Blue SKies Hilton says:

    We did not want to win an overall majority

    It would have been impossible to put through the necessary reforms you see

    Now the Libdems give us the excuse to avopid any real issues

  18. 18
    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s not my coat. It belongs to woman in Cantebury

  19. 19
    Christine Lagarde says:

    I think you have shot your wad old boy

    And there will be no homo gang bangs in the IMF now…

  20. 20
    Greychatter says:

    Two more Socialist nutters to add to the Labour List.
    Who ever voted for these “Union Leaders”?


  21. 21
    Honest Taxpayer says:


    Please tell Cameroon that the BBC should be broken up into 5 parts and sold off to the highest bidder..

    If no bid for any part, then close it down NOW

  22. 22
    Father Brannen says:

    Wars, famine, earthquakes… may be the predictions in the Book of Revelations are coming to about. Not a good Omen. Let’s hope she doesn’t call the child Damien.

  23. 23
    Moussa Koussa says:

    7 down

    The Stories The Apologist will be ignoring

    1. 15,000 TSB Jobs gone
    2. Hyena Boy claiming EU budget uplift should be 2%…Likely to be 5%
    3. MoD deny Iraq compensation
    4. Loaded chattering classes get Equitable Life compensation
    5. That Bercow spat. Very interesting that Guido ignored this one
    6. 1000’s to be released on bail
    7. Hyena Boy running out of Ministers to send out, has had to resort to Mongo Maude

  24. 24
    Y fronts says:

    I am

    But don’t tell my wife…

  25. 25
    Backwoodsman says:

    Personaly I’d favour garroting him – slowly. That would wipe the self satisfied smirk off the worthless twunts face and give him time to reflect on the damage he was prepared to inflict on the country, just so he could remain in power.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    That would be an awkward question for most senior Labour figures – Brown, Miliband (x2), etc.

  27. 27
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    And just imagine how much better brown would have done if he could use a bic biro.

  28. 28
  29. 29
    Alex Salmond says:

    Gordio promised me independence

    So please be nice to him

  30. 30
    HandsomeDavid says:

    Suppose that with the fiscal mess that Brown and is gang of lefty bullies left us with its good to have the Libdems as fall guys.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Too late; she’s already got the job.

  32. 32
    Honest Taxpayer says:

    Can we not auction off Jockland at the same time as Greece ?

  33. 33

    Why aren’t you out marching, spasmo?

  34. 34
    Scotch fool says:

    Independence is the last thing you want.

    Having to pay your own bills, and with nobody to blame – you’d be out in 12 months.

  35. 35
    Osborne fucking the economy says:

    Public sector strike hits services and schools

    The strike, over proposed changes to public sector pensions, is expected to be the biggest in years
    Continue reading the main story
    Public sector strikes

    Live: UK public sector strikes Live
    Public-sector action: To strike or not?
    How important is public support?
    Q&A: Public sector strikes
    About half of all state schools in England and Wales are being affected by a strike by UK public sector workers.

    Picket lines have been set up as three teaching unions join Public and Commercial Services union members such as jobcentre and border control staff to protest at planned pension changes.

    They say the plans mean more work and contributions for a reduced pension.


  36. 36
    Kevin T says:

    Just sell the BBC in its entirety to Murdoch on the condition he rename it the MBC (Murdoch Broadcasting Corporation) and make Richard Littlejohn and Glenn Beck the new main political presenters.

    Then invite a panel of noted left wing columnists on to ask them their opinions on this, while I open a big box of popcorn.


  37. 37
    Eeu to me says:

    Brown is the past , over a year now, it’s up to the idiots who voted him in to complain about not having an active MP, the question that should be answered is who is paying for his PPS apart from us paying for her as an existing MP and why does he need one, he’s now an ex PM nothing but an ordinary MP a grasping nothing.

  38. 38
    Spin says:

    Daily Politics on now. They’ve got Ed’s policy guru Maurice Glassman on.

  39. 39
    Pissed Off Jobseeker says:

    I’m out of work at the moment, I’m doing everything I can to find work. Anyway, Thursday is my *sigh* ning-on-day. I just got a call from the jobcenter, the bloke said I don’t have to go into today because of the industrial action. quote “but don’t worry your JSA will still be transferred” /quote

    Ok, thanks for the JSA it does help, but what about the one-on-one I get from my advisor. She helps me search for vacancies, obviously I do this myself each day but she has access to more resources than I do with my internet connection at home and on several occasions she has pointed out jobs that I missed. yes that right, they have lists of jobs that ARE NOT advertised in the papers or on the internet.

    ALL YOU Hunts ON STRIKE TODAY CAN FUCK OFF. You already have a job and you’re complaining about fucking pensions that you wont need for another twenty fucking years from now. Get a grip and get the fuck out and give somebody else your job. VERY VERY FUCKING ANGRY WITH ALL SOCIALISTS RIGHT NOW. VERY VERY FUCKING ANGRY INDEED.

    Sorry Guido, I’m just letting off steam.


    ALL YOU Hunts ON STRIKE TODAY CAN FUCK OFF. You already have a job and you’re complaining about fucking pensions that you wont need for another twenty fucking years from now. Get a grip and get the fuck out and give somebody else your job. VERY VERY FUCKING ANGRY WITH ALL SOCIALISTS RIGHT NOW. VERY VERY FUCKING ANGRY INDEED.

    Sorry Guido, I’m just letting off steam.


  40. 40
    Gonk says:

    There’s a fake ‘Billy’ doing the rounds here
    who would make a capable secretary and would
    certainly shake things up a bit. Communication subject matter
    could cause apoplexy in Kircaldy. However Gordon’s reputation could
    only improve.

  41. 41
    Anon says:

    “Wars, famine, earthquakes”

    These are fairly new phenomena?

  42. 42
    Labout loathes Britain says:

    The Speaker’s wife has been accused of insensitivity after criticising five recession-hit retail chains and insisting she would not shop in any of them.

    She described Carpetright, which is closing stores after announcing a 70 per cent fall in profits, as “over-rated”.

    Mrs Bercow, who is married to John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, said that Jane Norman, the clothes retailer which has announced that 33 stores will shut and 400 staff will be made redundant, was a shop selling “clothes for skinny minies”.

  43. 43
    Fuck Brown says:

    The Tories couldn’t win a majority for the following reason.

    1. The BBC

    2. The Guardian (see 1)

    3. Scotland, 6 million mongs voting for Nu Liebore

    4. Liverpool (more Irish mongs voting Liebore)

    5. The Public sector. 7 million mongs voting Liebore

    6. The unemployed dole scrounging fat slags and mongs

    7. Abdul, Mohammed and Achmed, when not raping white English girls they also vote Liebore (several times over)

  44. 44
    Moussa Koussa says:

    In a recent interview, Roger Daltrey said the immigration policies of the last Labour government had a disastrous effect as British workers found themselves undercut by Europeans prepared to accept lower wages.

    Labour “left the British working man screwed like he’d never been screwed before by cheap labour coming in from Europe”, Daltrey said.

    Moussa Koussa added: “Labour hates the British working class.”

  45. 45
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:


  46. 46
    Moussa Koussa says:


    NEWS CORP. Guidos love child

    News Corporation has sold its ailing social networking site MySpace

    Paid $580m (£361m) for MySpace in 2005

    Sold today for $35 ( £21 )

  47. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    One of his kids?

  48. 48
    BagPuss says:

    I notive you have a bbc link – you don’t actually listen to (watch) the BBC do you? Poor fellow

  49. 49
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    And the fact that rusty Dave is a lying duplicitous two faced Heathite Europhile who could not get the traditional Conservative vote out.

    Stop making excuses for him & his cabal of Blue Labour usurpers – he is a disaster for the party & country – & you all know it.

  50. 50
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just saw Tom “fat c-unt and chief smearer” Watson moaning about News Corp and BskyB , I do not see them complaining about the share of the market that the BBC has?

    Besides skys cricket coverage is miles better.

  51. 51
    the only way is anal says:

    all very true, but you should also recognise that having having a useless, flabby cun*t of a “leader” didn’t help.

    ditch the cun*t now to enable us to build for a victory next time.

  52. 52
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Because he’s on holiday in spain.

  53. 53
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Let the old lady behind you have a go on the internet – its her library too you know.

  54. 54
    AC1 says:

    More Tax to fund extortion funded sectors pensions = Real workers wages cut.

    I’m against cuts to real workers wages!

  55. 55
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I hear she has beautiful handwriting.
    And she can smile.

  56. 56
    AC1 says:

    Maybe the father is D McBride?

  57. 57
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    How’s that opposition project?

  58. 58
    Moussa Koussa says:

    That Guido Thread in full

    Brown Brown Brown, Hari Hari Hari Yawn Yawn, Huhne Huhne Huhne Yawn yawn Yawn…. repeat everyday for months….Yawn

  59. 59
    Osborne fucking the economy says:

    AC1 says: June 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

    They could start the reforms with MPs salaries and pensions.

  60. 60
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Fine thanks. Hows the apologising going. 15000 TSB workers soon to be on the dole, I suspect your delighted

  61. 61
    AC1 says:

    Sky’s coverage of everything is much better.

    The only thing honest about the BBC is when they claim to be “breaking news”.

  62. 62
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Yes it is better isnt it Billy. Less than 50000 viewers per day on Sky. Cricket a dying sport – thanks to Sky

  63. 63
    EdMiliband says:

    Vote for me!

  64. 64
    Rick the Roman says:

    The turkey baster

  65. 65
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    And even then its via Labour HQ .

  66. 66
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I’m on strike right now!

  67. 67
    joescotus says:


    forbes…..tim worstall

  68. 68
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Oh dear, Not seen the full grounds? The womans coverage? the domestic coverage?

    Never got that on the BBC , and people have a choice , they dont with the BBC.

  69. 69
    Escape From McDoom says:

    I wonder if the poor girl got pregnant to have a good excuse to get away from the ill tempered c unt. I hope she hasn’t got any Nokia related injuries.

  70. 70
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Sorry live in a Tory/Lib Dumb council area , the Library closed last month

  71. 71
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    Why do you always say ‘apologist’? It doesn’t make much sense

  72. 72

    There’s a bloke selling whistles at the demo.

    BQ industries buys and sells those whistles. They’re about .07p each to get in. Usually 30-50p out after vat and duty.

    He’s selling them for £1
    Making a fortune.

  73. 73
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/T congratulations to caption contest winner.

  74. 74
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Why if the left care about penions and education are they not striking at the weekend?

  75. 75
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    Not in school today?

  76. 76
    Funny TV moment alert says:

    Guido, please put up a video of Brillo interviewing Labour’s Lord Glasman a moment ago. Glasman made some stupid point about Oxford degrees and Brillo interjected with the wonderful riposte: “You mean like Ed Miliband who did PPE, or David Miliband who did PPE, or even Ed Balls who did PPE”. Took the wind out of that Labour c unt’s sails.

  77. 77
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Maybe she is good at repairing mobile phones.

  78. 78
    TaT's Mum says:

    Job going with your hero Gordon, Moussa.
    You should apply.

    Why not get of your arse and get a job? It may be an overpaid, pointless, non job but at least it would get you out the library.

  79. 79
    Steve Miliband says:

    Brown nose

  80. 80
    Steve Miliband says:

    Sounds like a promotion beyond his talents

  81. 81
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Nah, Just graceful in defeat.

  82. 82
    Wayne says:

    Yes blud. It’s capitalistism and ting, innit? I need 2 make dough 4 my 17 kids.

  83. 83
    Raving Loon says:

    I agree, that’s why UKIP get’s my vote until something better comes along.

  84. 84
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    We might as well.

    There is no difference in the destination that all three partys are dragging us to.

    Its just the route that they may differ on.

    And all this fake outrage about “Tory” Cameron – FFS – he is nothing like a Tory – I do not know a single Tory who actually thinks he is any good – for the party or the country.

  85. 85
    Rick the Roman says:

    Spot on, Billy – cricket is doing well here in “God’s Little Acre” – clubs thriving – thanks to Sky and a the NatWest (nasty horrible bankers). Sadly for MK it is a working class sport here in the North – something he cannot relate to, preferring to mix with all the other socialists at Henley and Royal Ascot.

  86. 86
    I don't need no doctor says:

    And how much pay are the union leaders losing during the strike?

  87. 87
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Narrr… its closed…have you not seen the news. Come on Sybil, youre not very good at this are you.

    Now go back to your apologizing. I see the EU are looking for a 5% uplift…Oh dear Dave promised his tough negotiation skills would mean the figure would be nearer 2%

    ps any news on Coulsons impending trial.

  88. 88
    Steve Miliband says:

    Just wanting more thumbs up next week! We know it’s your ambition to win!

  89. 89
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Must be hell for you, all that fiscal cometence in local Government.

    How ghastly to live in an area that lives within its means.

    Why not move to the Islamic Borough of Tower Hamlets? Plenty of squandering of cash on non jobs & socialist Jihad there.

    You are dismissed.

  90. 90
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Maybe Bob Crow will give up his susidised house for you and your family.

  91. 91
    UK Uncunt says:

    Don’t be surprised if there are riots later today. That’s what Labour want.

  92. 92
    Steve Miliband says:

    In fact, perhaps you could organise some postal thumbs up

  93. 93
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    They get a bonus for everyday they strike.

  94. 94
    Johann Harakiri says:

    They said what I did was normal practice and they had done it themselves from time to time.

  95. 95
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    was thinking of that, but nah.

    Must win on merit :-)

  96. 96
    Eeu to me says:

    We seem to be getting ripped off as taxpayers, we have an MP doing two MP’s jobs for the price of one, time to get rid of one of them and save mone or maybe we just need 320 mp’s and not 640 ,think of the pay, pensions, expenses, lies, corruption and time saved.

  97. 97
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    You really are very dim.
    Did your bruvvers set you some extra homework while you’re off scholl today?

  98. 98
    Penfold says:

    What does he do or has done in the last 12 months to deserve or merit a PPS.

    Yet another example of the waste in Parliament.

    His wife can undertake the role, unpaid………..

  99. 99
    Did Gordon have his fish fingers and fizzy orange sitting in his special chair? says:

  100. 100
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Murray now knows of the Brown curse . Good

  101. 101
    The civil serpent says:

    Just why am I on strike?

    The BBC coverage on Wimbledon is absolute crap. After every point we have to look at the Murry’s Miserable Mum or some other nobody in the crowd. Just show the f……g tennis!

    And the GP is worse a couple of has beens whittering on about tyres and completely ignoring what us plebs see on the screen. Hopeless, absolutely hopeless!!!!

    Sell the b……y left wing arty farty BBC now.

  102. 102
    Putting children in danger says:

    Sky news just said some of the strikers have brought their kids with them. And if the march breaks out into violence later, what then?

  103. 103
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    Did it contain poison?

  104. 104
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Yep, Here in Bankers town London cricket doing well.

    If you ever get a chance go and watch a One day game at Chelmsford (Essex county cricket club) , tis aboslutly fantastic day out

  105. 105
    The civil serpent says:

    Socialist care in the community working for the future of our children’s education.

  106. 106
    Southern Softy says:

    Brown liked his felt tip.

  107. 107
    Equality says:

    There’s something I don’t get. I’ve always supported and believed in equality for women, especially in pay. Now that the pension age is being equalised, the likes of Harman and unions are up in arms. But that’s equality. How can they argue for different treatment?

  108. 108
    loungelizard says:

    Some are more ‘equality’ than others.

  109. 109
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    because they didnt propose this equality, the nasty right wing led coalition did.

    Just remind me what party had the first female PM?

  110. 110
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    As teachers they’ve obviously carried out a risk assessment before taking their kids with them and have supplied them with the necessary safety goggles and helmets ??

  111. 111
    Not the 9 o'clock news says:

    Today we will have blanket coverage of the millions of people in the UK who are at work today.
    A spokesman said ”We, the silent majority will be working hard again today, earning money. We are not in dispute with the Government because radical Union leaders want a bit of publicity.We do not enjoy inflated final salary pension schemes and so will just be carrying on as normal”
    We will have full TV and Radio coverage of these brave people as they don’t struggle against the tyranny of Government trying to balance it’s books. Follow us on twitter as we are live with normal people doing their jobs.

  112. 112
    ichabod says:

    Is she married–these Labour women do have a tendency to get married after producing children. Its not nice, really.

  113. 113
    The Scarlet Pimple (on Browns Ar_se) says:

    The lengths people will go too, to get away from me!!

  114. 114
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    leter to Ed mili

    i agery with you Ed this strik was and is unneserserey dut we do not have a govoment that is a fear negoserater thay lie you should call for a poblic inqirey on the way the strik as been condukted lets get to the botom of the lies once and …for all have the delt in a propr maner with the govoment have thay provokt a strik to hid somthing els lets have the figers it,s are money can you forc a debat on the conduct of the partiipents a publik inqirey can you call for one …

  115. 115
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    Whereas the BBC will of course devote many hours of footage/coverage to the brave and devoted teachers who have been forced to strike about their pensions because this “nasty and vicious” government is unreasonably insisting on continuing negotiations with their union………..

  116. 116
    Gordon Brown says:

    I never wanted a female PPS. Women are bigots. But Macauley said “She’s hot and sexy, hire her”. Oh, I think I’ve said too much.

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Shock news from the BBC:

    People get fat when they eat too much food:


    wow, who’d have thunk it? eating more calories than you expend makes you fat? Did they really need to carry out extensive research to come to that conclusion?

  118. 118
    Sensible Solutions says:

    The Greatest Prime Minister ever could not receive sufficient support from the Wets in her Government to clean up the Marxist BBC. It is the only blot on her CV.

  119. 119
    Mong Marxist Teacher says:

    i hOPe mY Kidd gETZ bEATEn up so tHAT i kAN BlayMe thE cOALIshion foR hARMIng mY ChylD! it’S A prycE WortH pAYIN! mY Kidd iZ WIlling tO Mayke tHAT SackrifiCE fOuR OUr caussE!

  120. 120
    Postal Vote says:

    If she’s already pregnant she does not need coverage!

    PS Lloyd’s announced a further 15,000 job losses today; speaking of the Brown curse ….

  121. 121
    Billy Bellend says:

    Looks like he is having his tip felt in the picture.

  122. 122
    Maximus says:

    Good heavens – does Jodrell Bank still exist? I was under the impression it vanished in the Big Bang of ’86 along with the other merchants.

  123. 123
    Asian grooming for labour says:

    Just how has he managed to get his coat sleeve tucked into his cuff?

    As to proiding cover thats Sarahs job
    “Cover for mother”

    Right, now off to share the diversity by handing out drugs to vulnerable young girls who are in council care
    Vote Labour and get a tandoori stinking child molestor for a neighbour

  124. 124
    East Midlander says:

    You probably would not receive any bid , who would want to purchase a country filled by Buckfast swigging benefit scoungers

  125. 125
    0% increase says:

    who’s the daddy?

  126. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, long may you prosper, but FFS please can you get above the twatterati knockabout stuff for a sec?

    Greeks are being kicked and tear gassed into a police state.

    Read http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13960602

    I know, it’s from a Europhile apologist, but even he can see the enormity of the implications for liberty of what is happening now to the Greeks.

    Fuck Hari, Huhne, Brown etc.

    Please get hold of those in our government and invite them to justify our complicity in the realisation of an authoritarian Europe.

  127. 127
    Major Eyeswater says:

    sorry, forgot to put my crappy moniker on this post

  128. 128
    Smashy smashy says:

    What a fucking surprise. Some teenage protesters got their faces concealed at the march.

  129. 129
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Off to central London for a bit of solidarity

  130. 130
    Selohesra says:

    Perhaps Chris Huhne could do the job- he’s been running scared of media for a while now so he could go hide with Gordon

  131. 131

    Coming up next… children who can’t read don’t much like books …. Wearing a coat in winter helps people stay warm … if people can claim more benefits by pretending to be single they will…

  132. 132
    sdlp man says:

    I must say I enjoyed saying ‘oink oink’ out my car window to a fat bird on strike (as opposed to a striking fat bird) carrying a union flag, as she stood by my car in Gt Victoria St, Belfast half an hour ago.

  133. 133
    East Midlander says:

    It is because of him I am an ex Tory, the trouble is that there does not seem to be a proper Tory ready to challenge him and lead the people back onto the right path.

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    “studies have shown that having larger portions of food leads to an increased intake”

    That’s a fucking genius report, that is.

  135. 135
    Beard says:

    Funny (not) how Macauley always looks morose when photographed with her sham contractual husband.

  136. 136
    Anon says:


  137. 137
    Rick the Roman says:

    They women, start carping on about having kids and looking after them and how that affects their earning potential hence pensions – so in the twisted minds of HH and gang, women need to either retire earlier of have larger pensions than men to be equal.

  138. 138
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I dont suppose there is a spare suicide bomber or two in London today……..

  139. 139
    Mexico says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz *yawn* Zzzzzz.

  140. 140
    the last quango in paris says:

    that fat moron who was just on sky news talking about the regime should get a job, save some momey and visit somewhere like Libya. what a cock.

  141. 141
    Bemused of Suffolk says:

    You know, I’m sitting here looking out of my window, and it’s much the same today as it was yesterday.

    The world has not ended.

    Other than burn through billions of pounds of workers’ money, what do these “public servants” do?

  142. 142
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    As i look out of the window I am amazed to discover that indeed the world is continuing as it ever does despite the public sector being on strike. Seriously, I cannot see a riot unfolding before nor do I see britain devolving to some pre-insdutrial hell hole.

    Given the utmost critical importance of their work I expected societal collapse and the imminent onrush of armageddon.

    However I will stress it is still only 12:49. Can i expect at least some fires and the occasional random murder before tea time? I hope so otherwise our civil servant friends might find its all been a collossal waste of time. At least its wasted time not at the tax payers expense…..

    I wonder how Bob Crow will suffer without todays wages…..oh, right. They’re not all in it together are they?

    Carry on.

  143. 143
    Billy Bellend says:

    Why would anybody who is unemployed vote for the Conservative Party? The millionaires in the cabinet don’t give a flying f*ck about the unemployed except when they want their moats cleaned out.

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Was that really necessary?

  145. 145
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    I would like to take this opportunity to blame my poor spelling on the public sector workers strike.

  146. 146
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Feather thier own nests at the expense of the tax payer?

  147. 147
    Cheshire Cat says:

    Very Funny but probably a true reflection on the standard of teachers produced by Socialist eduction over the past 13 years !

  148. 148
    Jean deLeboeuf says:

    Workers of the world unite – you have nothing to lose but your chains.

  149. 149
    Cheshire Cat says:

    OOPS Typo “Education” I almost shot my self in the foot

  150. 150
    Mike Hunt says:

    Paying 650 people a bit less is hardly going to solve the MASSIVE deficit caused by the one-eyed scots idiot is it now.

    Sacking all the 5-a-day coordinators, diversity officers, bin police and hospital managers will do a far better job, and no one will ever notice.

  151. 151
    Oh dear payday has come says:

    So how much has the taxpayer saved today in not having to pay wages to the strikers, no sympathy 13 years of private pensions money stolen to bribe the civil service to vote Liebour, now suffer .

  152. 152
    Desperate Dan says:

    Nothing the BBC gets over-excited about is worth bothering with.

  153. 153
    Pissed Off Jobseeker says:

    err, HELLO H-E-L-L-O dick head HELLO

    the general election was over a year ago.

  154. 154
    Dave says:

    Calm down dear !

  155. 155
    BaggPuss says:

    AC1 says:
    “I’m against cuts to real workers wages!”

    Does not mean you are not against cuts to virtual workers’ wages? For God’s sake, get a book on writing simple English.

  156. 156
    BaggPuss says:

    Very true.

  157. 157
    Moussa Koussa says:

    WOW. A Real Insight to Billy.

    What a delightful man you are. Indicative of 100% a blue nose.

  158. 158
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So after all the moaning from the left about Murdoch, i take it i can watch Sky News/sports news without seeing a Labour minister/Mp/Lord etc being intervied?

    PMQS appart.

  159. 159
    the last quango in paris says:

    also, take a look at all the teachers waddling about, moaning – they look like (and probably are ) a bunch of morons.

  160. 160
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    As opposed to the left?

    On the day of the 7/7 bombings Ed Balls and Ed Miliband were plotting to get rid of Tony Blair (with Gordon “moral compass” Browns contsent) .

    Oh and the fact the heros of the left have killed over 150 million people.

  161. 161
    the last quango in paris says:

    none because i bet we’re paying them to not teach – anyone where i work in the private sector does not get paid for time off.

  162. 162

    Hope he gets much richer, they get much poorer. they can all fucking well go and whistle as far as I’m concerned. (Pardon my French, trying to make up for concrete pump).

  163. 163
    the last quango in paris says:

    why doesnt boulton ask that woman how she justifies her wage?

  164. 164
    Arthur Kearney says:

    Shouldn’t all the left wing trolls on here be telling us how wonderful and statesmanlike Ed Milliband is, rather than just trashing the opposition?

    Surely resorting to pathetic attacks on Cameron says more about their leader than it does about the government.

  165. 165
    Ed Milimong's Parasite Party says:

    Workers are mere common filth.

    The interests of the Parasite Party are immigrunts and benefit-claiming filth.

  166. 166

    BBC 24 hours cuts coverage.

    Update______as it happens.

    Our reporter is outside a primary school in Chester.

    “Well, there’s no potato painting going on here today. i expect these children will suffer and may not be able to make up the time before key-stage-2 colouring in.
    Harry Potter is going unread. ”

    and at the council offices in Hartlepool..

    “Its a sad day. Some poor people wanting help in understanding how to ensure equality targets can be attained throughout the county left disappointed.
    I saw hanging baskets unwatered in the high street and the grass on the town’s roundabouts is millimeters higher today.”

    And at the port of over…

    “Yes, here they are no checks on anyone coming into the country at all. But I understand they are not on strike here. this is just normal procedure.”

    Well we’ll be back to let you know how the very fabric of society has been ripped apart by this lawful and necessary protest in just a few minutes.
    But first some more adverts for Luther.

  167. 167
    Desperate Dan says:

    There are so few strikers in London that they’ve had to call up the professional nutters to make up the numbers – Gays Marchers in Favour of Publicity, the Down With War Co-operative, the Socialist Workers Party Leafleteers, Benefit Cheats Against Fascist Pigs, the Cowards Masks Brigade and Students Getting in on the Act.
    Radio 5 are beside themselves with excitement.

  168. 168
    Anonymous says:

    “for those trying to control their weight, it is important to manage both how much and how often they eat”

    yep, wise words, mate.

    advice for the hard-of-thinking there I think.

  169. 169
    The Compassion of the Left says:

    Sally Bercow said that Thorntons, which is closing 120 stores, was a “yuck tasting rip off” and said she preffered Hotel du Chocolate, an up market alternative.

    She described Carpetright, which is closing stores after announcing a 70 per cent fall in profits, as “over-rated”.

  170. 170
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Not all Gays are lefties.

  171. 171
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    Surely those idle fucks can spend the 6 weeks they have off during the summer to do their pathetic bleating.

    Or perhaps do so after 330pm when they have finished for the day.

    I wouldn’t mind so much if they actually did a real job.

  172. 172
    FT says:

    I wonder what is going on in Gordon Brown’s shit filled skull this afternoon.

  173. 173
    labourbankruptedusall says:

    yay! my posting on the BBC blog about pensions is highest-rated (for now) –



    vote now via the up-arrow, and tell those public sector workers that not everybody in the private sector wants to subsidise other people’s pensions that are 4 times as good as anything we can ever get:

    “The proposed public sector pensions will still be infinitely better than anyone else can get in the real world, and will also still be massively subsidised by people from the private sector (who in turn can never hope to get the same level of pension unless they pay 4 times as much into it as a public sector worker).
    Unaffordable? that’s debatable
    Unfair? definitely (to the private sector that is)”

  174. 174
    Raving Loon says:

    The following will not happen under this government or indeed any government in the near future:

    1) End of BBC tax
    2) EU “in or out” referendum
    3) End of interventionist foreign policy
    4) Actual fiscal conservatism (not the pretend one we have now)
    5) End of NHS monopoly

    Don’t ask for them because no one will deliver.

  175. 175
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Who’s that bloke with the long hair on the left?

  176. 176
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    It’s not her contract.

  177. 177
    Billy Bellend says:

    So why don’t you have a job yet? By the way, I may be a dickhead (as you suggest) but I’m a dickhead with a job. Are there no toilets to clean where you live?

  178. 178
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Maybe , just maybe, Dave might be getting the message?


  179. 179
    Bad taste says:

    I have to say, Billy, that was pretty poor taste. They’re a gruesome bunch but to wish mass murder on them is going too far.

  180. 180

    Where is Mr pump these days?

  181. 181
    Icarus says:

    They renamed it Windscale or was it Sellafield

  182. 182
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Francis Maude comes over a total twat on TV.He won’t last long

  183. 183

    Sinn Fein.

    Countess de Markievicz

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    Also the posibilty that real loonies will crawl out of the woodwork later for a smash and wreck session.
    I state “real loonies” as opposed to part time loonies out there now. The part time loonies may turn into the real loonies after spending taxpayers money (benifits) on booze all afternoon.
    Ho well! better get back to work.

  185. 185
    Hari Krisna says:

    She can be replaced by a bucket of shit with a red rosette attached. Who would notice the difference?

  186. 186
    Cheshire Cat says:

    Question who donated the contents ?

  187. 187
    Helpful says:

    Read the article, it is based on a false premise:

    “What Greece is being forced to do is threatening the legitimacy of a democratically elected government and putting at risk the legitimacy of the political system in general. And the question for the EU and IMF is simple: is it worth it”

    No one is forcing the Greek Parliament to do anything. The choice is simple, if they want the EU and IMF to advance further loans to meet the cash demands caused by the loan redemptions due later this year they need to cut the size of the Greek State and its spending. If the Greek Parliament doesn’t want to do it, they can default on the debts due for redemption shortly. As Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan pointed, the problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money: the Greeks are at that point. In my view they should default and should have done so a while back. But regardless of which route they go down the Greek State is about to get smaller because the combination of stipends from the EU, tax collections and borrowings is insufficient to maintain the current size of the Greek State. A bit like the UK in 1976: BTW Dennis Healey remains the only Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut Government spending in money terms in modern times. The only real debate for the Greeks is how the remaining cake is cut up but it is a much smaller cake. The second issue for them is the policy reponse; the obvious one is supply side reform with deregulation – unfortunately that doesn’t fit well with the socialist-inclined Greek politicians and is not possible within the Euro or the EU. They also need to sort out the corruption and bribery issues which impede growth and tax collection; not that I am in favour of taxes but if you are going to have them at least attempt to collect them properly.

  188. 188
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Does McDoom still ratchet up his pension entitlements when he is absent?? When is mad Maude going to sort him out? The same for Milipede senior who is sulking about his lost race to his brother marxist junior.

  189. 189
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    It looks like someone’s done to Alison what Gordon Brown did to the country.

  190. 190
    YorkshireLad says:

    Gordon’s not put her up the duff has he? Maybe that’s what his PPS does for him :)

  191. 191

    Not been seen this year, Bill. He talked great sense which was rammed home with the force of his expletives. Normally that is considered a bad habit but he managed to turn it to his advantage.

  192. 192
    WokinghamChris says:

    To be fair, she is an expert on carpets.

  193. 193
    the only way is anal says:

    not just coming in from europe – from every fucking part of the globe.

  194. 194
    WokinghamChris says:

    Loads of blokes on the left have got long hair- it’s a zeitgeist thing, “issue around” etc. To quote Bernard Manning (on another subject, admitedly) there are fucking hundreds of them.

  195. 195
    the only way is anal says:

    oxford ppe graduate = useless cun*t

    irrespective of alleged party

  196. 196
    Potkettle says:

    Of course the Bonus is WE tax payers dont have to pay for the teachers while they are on strike they dont get paid.
    If Unison can just manage to organise a mass walk out in AUgust for a couple of weeks we will have the deficit licked tout suite

    ps my wife is a teacher and she says that teachers are educated enough to realise that the pension thing is only them being brought in line with reality and that its only the champagne socialist leftist militant teachers that are causing all the trouble, and also that that they are the ones that are crap hopeless teachers that can only just manage to get a satisfactory rating out of offsted

  197. 197
    Billy Bellend says:

    Maybe if people in the private sector did not have money stolen from them in the form of taxation they would be able to provide for their retirement? Won’t happen, of course, while Dave “cast-iron” Cameron is in charge.

  198. 198
    Dilligaff says:

    PM NOT MP!!! :)
    Anyway, as the good Countess was in Holloway nick she never took up her seat and that honour thus falls to Nancy Astor taking her hubby’s Plymouth seat for the Tories.

  199. 199
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Ed Balls did coz…..all together now…

    Heeeeeeeeee’s a wanker, he’s a wanker

  200. 200
    Nurse Pilgrim says:

    Should I be at work today?

  201. 201
    Airey Belvoir says:

    It would be a good thing for this Country if the Oxford PPE was discontinued. It’s a breeding ground for useless baby politicians with an exaggerated opinion of their own abilities, who go on via the well-trodden research wonk/spad/councillor/safe seat route to lord it over us and totally fuck up the country. That or the BBC, of course. And even worse, they tend to breed with each other, therefore passing on their lefty genes to kick off another generation of useless parasites. You only have to look at the Ballses, Milibands, etc, and indeed their Uni mate Steph ‘Kinkyboots’ Flanders who seems to have shagged them all…

  202. 202
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    W.T.F ? one’s a nuclear power station
    the other is a telescope !

  203. 203
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    She also looks like she would do a hotel maid
    Given the chance

  204. 204
    Major Eyeswater says:

    My point (and the Beeboid article) referred to the authroitarian coercion of the Greek PEOPLE, not it’s corrupt government. Coercion that insists that membership of the Euro is the key rather than the prison. The Greek people will, rightly, refuse to be governed until their interests are placed before those of the EU / Euro by their government.

    Imagine if we’d listened to the Huhnes of this world and the UK adopted the Euro in 2001. After the credit crunch hit do you think you would support a c25% reduction in living standards to avoid a currency crisis for the Euro? Or would you perhaps urge a return to Sterling?

    What if the Germans and French then told our Parliament that there was no choice but to stay in the Euro and do as we are told? What if our Parliament echoed such a falsehood and forced it through?

    At what point in this process would you wish to assert a right of national self-determination?

    There is absolutely zero chance of Greece paying its debts without the “obvious” supply-side reform of leaving the Euro. This option is not open to the Greek people because of the complicity of its ruling class in the Euro project. As a result the best interests of the Greek people have been betrayed by local politicians keen to do the bidding of foreign masters.

    Like you I am pretty scornful of Greece’s decade of economic and fiscal stupidity. I regard the bailouts as immoral because they are designed only to temporise for the benefit of foreign creditors, they will increase the Greek debt burden and they will make the eventual adjustment worse.

    It is a mistake to think that the current economic predicament of the Euro is in any way more important or significant than the authoritarian implications of the measures taken to defend it.

    International currency unions are the fast lane on the road to serfdom.

  205. 205
    uk Fred says:


    when you were circumcised, did the person doing it throw away the bit with the brains in it?

  206. 206
    uk Fred says:

    B-Ruin should be looking for an undertaker, not a PPS

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