August 3rd, 2011

Vince at a Loss

Panic stations over at the British Library this morning after a doddery old man caused a security scare by losing his rucksack. A mundane every day occurrence was made somewhat more embarrassing by the fact the culprit was Vince Cable. Witnesses couldn’t help but point out the irony that at a press conference about protecting other peoples’ property, all be it intellectual, the Secretary of State was unable to look after his own.

Guido is waiting to hear back on whether it ever turned up…


  1. 1
    St Vince says:

    It was packed with my nuclear option


    • 22

      Is Vince rucked? Or should he be sacked?


      • 36
        Anonymous says:

        David Cameron and George Osborne were warned last night that most Conservative supporters wanted the Government’s austerity measures to be reversed once the economy begins to recover. The Chancellor has embarked on a programme to slash £81bn from public spending to bring “stability to the economy” and Mr Cameron has made clear he believes the cuts should be permanent.


        • 40
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          The cuts should be faster and deeper.

          tory plan v labour plan

          not much difference.


          • Anonymous says:

            In the coming week we will see how much this country is fucked. Why do you think Labour didn’t want to form a government with LD.

            No brains Cameron and Osborne jumped in and are fathers to someone else’s child. Labour is not in power, votes will blame Conservatives and LD. Polls show Labour leading Conservatives by around 1o pints.


          • oddly helpful says:

            Labour’s ‘Too far, too fast’ mantra should be countered with ‘Too low, too slow’


        • 49
          Sophie says:

          The Indy are probably taking to those Cameroon type fake faux Tories.

          Real Tories want the state permanently cut by 50% & a new law that demands that the Government balances the books – like real people in real businesses have to do.

          Blue Labour out.


          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            What is a “fake faux tory”?

            Someone pretending to be someone who isnt a tory?


          • Argos Marketing Department says:

            Will you please stop using Faux. The Chavs are starting to realise that it isn’t a high class leather.


          • Anonymous says:

            sockpuppet #4 says: August 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

            Its about 61% of people who voted Tories in the last election.


        • 120
          M says:

          The economics in the euro zone have changed and in America
          So instead of making politics out of what has to be done to stimulate the economy in a sustainable way


      • 60
        BBC says:

        Sorry we only like to flag up embarrassing funny gaffes if made by conservatives like sarah palin. So move on please.


        • 68
          and hes LBW caught behind and completely stumped says:

          incoming….. moose…..


        • 93
          I understand foreign affairs cos I can see Russia from my porch says:

          Best not to joke about Palin…the US Electorate are stupid enough to elect her President in 2012 if she stood as a candidate and won the nomination……


          • Jabba the Cat says:

            The US electorate were dumb enough to elect Obama so the only way is up next time round…


          • Anonymous says:

            Best not joke about Blair/Brown. The UK electorate was stupid enough to elect them three times.


      • 117
        Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

        Vince says: “The other day I bought myself some sensible walking boots and a little rucksack, and I went up to the lake district. I walked for about five miles then I stopped and sat on a stone wall and had a flask of coffee. Then I walked another five miles and stopped and had another flask. Then I walked another five miles and stopped and had another flask……..fucking hell, I’m rambling.”


    • 113
      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      It was his brand new Pigbag, too!

      RIP the everlasting Pete ‘n’ Dud


  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    EXTRA EXTRA! Man looses bag!


  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Put him out to grazw with Gordon


  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “all be it intellectual, the Secretary of State was unable to look after his own.”

    He is a Lib Dem……….


  5. 5
    East India Company wallah says:

    Of course he is at a loss,he is a socialist FFS!


  6. 6

    Back to the Futures.

    Doc ‘Emmett’ Brown MP {semi-retired} has had a young visitor to his Scottish home. He is in discussion with his young friend and sometime assistant, Milly McFly. he shows him his latest invention…

    “If you can just get Dave to push public spending up to 88 trillion £ per hour then the ‘fucks capacitor’ will energise, the time space continuum will ignite the very fabric of economics and propel us back to 2005, and I’ll be able to stop the financial meltdown of the world!”

    Milly McFly looks at the wild haired weirdo professor in wonder and bemusement.
    “Wait a minute..’Doc’..are you telling me …that you built an unsustainable debt/credit bubble…out of a DeLorean?”

    “Yes….And tax Credits.”

    “but Doc…A DeLorean! Where did you get the money? ”

    “Oh Milly. You don’t think anyone really pays £22,000 for a cleaner and doesn’t keep a receipt do you? I got it on expenses. Now’ve got to help me.”

    ” Doc…I already agreed to that foreign war. That’s pushed spending way up.”

    “There’s a problem with that Milly. To get the necessary 1.21 gigabillions of spending power, me and ‘biff’ Prescott swapped Al-Megrahi for Libyan oil contracts..and plutonium. But now the Libyan rebels are after me. Come on Milly! Its time we went back to the future

    “ thanks ‘Doc’ Brown. I won’t be leader in 2005, will I?”

    “Of course!” exclaimed the disheveled financial genius oddball, slapping his palm to his forehead..” That’s another reason for going. ..Don’t you want to see how I prevent the financial tsunami of toxic debt engulfing the world?”

    “Not really. I’ve already read all about it in your book : Beyond the crash.”

    “Well I’m going anyway…I’ll take my dog with me. “Harriett!..get in the car”. Wish me luck Milly McFly..”

    and with roar and a burst of speed ‘Doc’ Brown got his party to commit to £88 billion pounds of spending an hour. There was a terrific flash and his vehicle disappeared, leaving just two long, burning, tire tracks of fire on the tarmac.
    Milly McFly looked on. Suddenly the DeLorean reappeared with a bang. It crashed to a halt against ‘Doc’ Brown’s bins.
    The gull-wing door lifted up and from the smoking interior, in his customary ill fitting business suit but with a shiny space helmet too, Doc Brown emerged.

    “’ve got to come with the future..there’s a problem with you. And not just the obvious one either.”

    “Doc! What’s wrong? What happens to me and Justine.”

    “You and Justine are fine Milly. No…Its your kids! The problem’s with your kids.
    Your kids inherit all your capital gains tax avoided property wealth and become come on ..hop in..”

    “Aren’t you going to back up a bit Doc? You’ll run out of road.”
    ‘Doc’ Brown smiles his weird, jaw drop, smile and lowers the silver eye visor of his helmet.

    “Where we’re going..we don’t need roads……..because petrol is so f#cking expensive no one can afford to drive!”

    And with that the car lifts up into the sky and blazes off ‘into the future”

    Coming soon.
    Back to the futures markets. Part 2.


  7. 7
    The Bag Man says:


  8. 8
    ????????? says:

    A search was also made for the old codgers mind, but nothing was found.


  9. 9
    b34st says:

    The new spokes model for Ovaltine

    You just know that he smells of piss and biscuits


    • 14
      Cat says:

      He’ll be doing the ads for incontinent underwear next. Moronic old Tosser.


      • 58
        b34st says:


        Incontinent undies would piss and shit themselves

        Similar to myself whenever I hear the musings of one of these wankers in Govt

        Piss myself laughing or shit myself knowing that they have power


    • 109
      Nemo says:

      Don’t worry it WILL come to you IF you live long enough, lots thought it would never happen to them but it did.


  10. 10
    What an enormous Huhne this Cunt is says:

    C Hunt


  11. 12
    pop says:

    The rucksack is still missing but a pair of incontinence pants awaits their owner
    at reception.


  12. 13
    Simon Harley says:

    As a regular visitor to the British Library, I’m curious as to whether Vince’s rucksack was searched when he entered the building.


  13. 15
    anon says:

    londoners at a loss

    workers and people living in london told to fuck off during the olympics

    dontcha just love this fucking country???


    • 29
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Sounds good to me.
      The best thing about paris is that all the parisians bugger off in the summertime. And believe me, they actually make londoners seem nice.


    • 96
      Every cloud........... says:

      The recovery is fucked anyways so what’s it matter if no-one goes to work for a fortnight ??

      Looking on the bright side we can make shed loads of money overcharging foreign tourists for shitty souvenirs; overpriced fries/burgers/ice cream and transport…….


    • 110
      Nemo says:

      anon says:
      August 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm
      londoners at a loss

      workers and people living in london told to fuck off during the olympics

      Now what on earth did you expect, it is for the great and good who get in free anyway, so that they can pretend that they are really, really interested in sport, it is not for the little people, they get get crumbs are dropped from on high.


  14. 16
    Cressida's dick says:

    We’ve gone downhill a bit haven’t we?

    Phone hacking, global financial meltdown.

    Silly old bastard leaves bag.


  15. 18
    Loungelizard says:

    A rucksack FFS…was he off on a camping holiday…Jeezuss


  16. 19
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Hauge has aged a lot , just a year after going into goverment.


    • 37
      pop says:

      Happens to old queens quite a lot Billy


    • 83
      Observer says:

      Who’s Haug?


      • 95
        Smig says:

        Same as Haig. Had a thing for attempting to kick the shit out of the Germans and Europe in his youth. Got himself the opportunity to do just that and made a right smegging mess of it.

        Haig got as far as Belgium.
        Hague is aiming for Brussels.

        Haig was a donkey leading lions.
        Hague prefers his young bucks to be hung like a donkey.


    • 112
      Nemo says:

      Our Willy has looked old for a long time that’s what alopecia does for a bloke, he can’t help it, remember the time he was a mop-head, he friend a Ffion think he is OK.


  17. 23
    Gordon Brown MP (Retired) says:

    Losing a rucksack is nothing, I lost billions of pounds in bank bailouts, billions of pounds when I sold our gold, and I also lost my job and party all in one go.

    I’m a professional loser!


  18. 24
    Sophie says:

    Surely, the rucksack isn’t really Vince Cables?

    I would have thought that all crypto socialists like Vince reject the idea of owning material stuff?

    What next, a Tory leader who supports the BBC with taxpayers cash to the tune of £18.6 billion of the Queens English Pounds for the next 6 years?

    You are havin’ me on.


    • 106
      Two whole fried chickens and a slice of white bread says:

      C’mon Soph Vince isn’t a Crypto Socialist….he’s just a bit confused.


  19. 25
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I love the way Guido Fawkes keeps going on about Piers Morgan, yet fails to notice the BBC/Guardian are not remotely interested in any hacking allegations. In fact doing a quick search of the BBC news site here is what I found from the BBC

    Piers Morgan denies phone-hacking ‘admission’

    Piers Morgan demands MP apology over hacking ‘lies

    Piers Morgan denies phone-hacking claim

    Piers Morgan ‘strenuously denies’ hacking involvement

    MP Mensch apologises to Piers Morgan for hacking slur

    All of the above are straight off a normal search for Morgan’s name on their news site.

    Can anyone help me out? I think there is a pattern here from the BBC but I can’t spot it


  20. 27
    Rebekah Brooks says:

    If he’s left his phone in it then we may be interested.


    • 44
      Backwoodsman says:

      Look forward to the bbc giving this the same publicity they gave him calling the US Republicans ‘Right wing nutters’ !


    • 50
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Don’t be silly, Only politico nerds with a love of “banana skin” moments are interested in vince.


  21. 31
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Fuck it, just look up P**** M**** on the BBC news site and see how many pro stories they have for him.


  22. 32
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    You’ve heard of someone dropping a clanger but a bloody rucksack?

    Did the man not have any security?

    Look well if one of Murdoch’s papers get their hands on it!


  23. 34
    Piers Moron says:

    I feel so sorry for poor old Vince, he’s had many messages of support left on his mobile errr allegedly that is….!!


  24. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    You would have thought that at his age he would have grown out of the socailist phase!


  25. 39
    Bag having lost Doddery Old Fool says:

    Hey, – I’m free! – free at last I tell you!!


  26. 42
    The BBC's un-official spokesperson says:

    Vince fits in with the BBC very well and as he’s predicted 18 of the last 2 recessions, he’s almost one of us.

    Look over there, a nice distracting story about some puppies – off you go.


  27. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    23 minutes ago: “Mirror Group shares hit new low. On the verge of becoming a micro-cap stock. At which point many major funds will HAVE to sell.”


  28. 45
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have noticed that when I have sat on the lavatory for too long that a red ring appears


  29. 47
    The Bag snatcher says:

    The thief is caught on camera 36 seconds in.


  30. 55
    Razorsharp says:

    Everyone’s seen through his “wise man” act. In reality he’s a bit of a duffer.


    • 66
      Hugh Janus says:

      Quite so. The act was relatively easy to maintain in opposition, but the Limp Dums’ lust for power has exposed him for what he is – a bumbling old fool without any sense at all, and who feels obliged to speak drivel every time he opens his mouth.


  31. 62
    b34st says:

    “Govt minister empties sack in public place”

    Hardly news is it?


  32. 63
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Even a stopped clock is right 2 times a day….


  33. 65
    The Pedants' Revolt says:

    ‘Albeit’, not ‘all be it’.


  34. 67
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    I wondered where I’d left him!

    I’ve still got his lunchbox, although this one’s got dried out sandwiches in it, the other gave up due to his incontinence.


  35. 70
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Excuse me, are you Cable?”

    “No, I’m a frayed knot.”


  36. 73
    Guardian advert says:

    LOSTA AND FOUND. Trekker’s bag found in King’s Cross area phone box. Business cards for Fifi, Big Baps Betty and Svetlana’s Rub-A-Dub-Dub (with OAP discount) found within. Werther’s Originals (unopened 250 g bag), draft Mike Hancock autobiography, and private Huhne-related tittle tattle of no value. May belong to a care in the community patient, possibly with dementia, or a recent Euro lottery winner. Phone 0207722-3333 and ask for C. Lion.


  37. 74
    BillyBob.... says:

    Aaaahhhhhh bless his cotton socks, a very pleasant but forgetful old man, should have gone to SpecSavers !!


  38. 75
    Stinkfinger says:

    I bet his bag was full of silk stockings and chewing gum,should any impressionable young lady turn out not to be an undercover reporter.


  39. 78
    Moussa Koussa says:

    You keep up this drivel Guido….while the UK economy ship sinks

    FT100 April 2010 = 5800. Now = 5550


  40. 79
    Sir William Waad says:

    I call on Cable once but he was tied up.


  41. 86
    Pundit says:

    Looks like the plods in Cleveland have decided to follow the Met’s example.


    • 92
      Rick the Roman says:

      Always been lots of corruption in Smog Town – one party state – think back a few years to the Ray Mallon saga – Cleveland Police and Middlesbrough Labour Party worked all hours they could to stop him being a candidate for mayor – tried every disciplinary trick to keep him in the Force so he could not stand.


    • 94
      Loungelizard says:

      Yea, gonna get me a Crown Vic with a light bar. Tool off up to Cleveland wherever that my be and throw ma stetson in the ring, see if a kin git the job of sheriff.


  42. 88
    Loungelizard says:

    Cable just isn’t plugged in….


  43. 89
    HolidaysFuckU says:

    Looks like it’s camping in the back garden this year.


  44. 90
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    What is the doddery old socialist doing with his napsack? had he been touring the charity shops round Euston?


  45. 91
    Annon says:

    Odd name tag ? Do not resuscitate


  46. 97
    Gingerbread. says:

    You are right about the new Android 2.3.3 Guido, some v nice improvements. I’ve got the HTC desire Z too, it is Sim Free unbranded and the update came out on Monday.


  47. 100
    Annon says:

    High overhead the skylarks wing. They never rest at home, but just like me they like to roam. As O’er the world we roam Val-deri Val-dera


  48. 101
    Up sh1t creek says:

    He’s worried about someone finding a stash of porn on his laptop, and copied DVDs breaking “Intellectual property”? No wonder he wants the copyright law reformed.


  49. 103
    Bunhopton says:

    The HMS England is slowly being dragged to a stop by the drag towing the Soviet Naval Ships, Wales, Scotland and N.IRELAND


  50. 104
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Classic on the BBC. Some blonde bimbo interviews a Liebore tool, who states (with a straight face) that the Government are a year too late with this change on copyright.

    Half hearted bimbo asks why Liebore did nothing when in power, “oh but we did” states Liebore tool.

    How thick are they in the Liebore party?


  51. 111
    Desert Rat says:

    Gormless twat


  52. 118
    Just saying says:

    How many of you people making negative comments have a doctorate? I’ll bet none… but Vince does (oh and so do I)


  53. 122
    Katia says:

    That Handycock Draft Autobiography is in Russian by the way!


    • 125
      Handycock, your sex machine says:

      Hi Katya. I haven’t been able to raise your legal costs yet from my boys in Portsmouth. Still trying. Missing you.



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