September 4th, 2011

On the Farm: David Miliband & Alistair Darling

We learn from Alistair Darling’s memoirs that immediately after James Purnell resigned Gordon Brown reluctantly gave up on replacing him with Ed Balls. The course of history would have been very different if the kamikaze economic duo had got total control of the economy in 2009. The Prime Mentalist and Banzaii Balls would have pushed us into Greek territory…

The other counter-factual piece of history concerns the subsequent secret meeting on the farm between David Miliband and Alistair Darling. If David Miliband had the courage to tell Darling that they should oust Brown, history might be very different. They could have forced Brown out, changed economic course and lured the LibDems into a post-election coalition. The Rose Garden could have been the scene of a Miliband-Clegg romance. Miliband lacked the cojones to take the gamble, unlike his younger brother.

One question remains for Guido. Who owned the Essex farm that was the scene of their meeting? Who did they both trust enough not to reveal their dangerous liason? Essex farms don’t come cheap…

UPDATE: Guido’s Essex boy reckons that the “friend’s farm” at which Darling met Miliband probably belonged to Catherine MacLeod, his spin-mistress.


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

    I wonder whose book will do better, Darlings or Browns?

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      I'm number vi says:

      Neither, according the the BASTARD BBC. The Scottish Conservative story was given more air time than this.
      Lickspittle scum.

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        cockpuppet says:

        Is that you nell?

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          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          So why is Cable, mate of Brown, being allowed to give so much opinion? He is in the realms of Brown’s economics and before the election Brillo made an arse of him as it was clear Cable changed his mind on a daily/weekly basis based on media opinion.

          The turd Darling signed us up to the EU bail outs, he exploited the rotten expenses rules to the full and now he continues his greed and lack of personal qualities to cash in on his version of a relationship with a man unsuited for office. Both Darling and Blair never had the guts to feed Brown to the wolves or in Blair’s case sack him. Too many dirty deals.

          This episode shows me that parliament is still in need of radical change. Institutionalised corruption pervades all corners of Westminster. None of the current political leaders of the three main stream parties have the moral fortitude to bring about that change. The public needs to bring change by voting UKIP to send a clear message to these corrupt people. The taxpayer has suffered enough from these greedy self indulgent incompetent fools.

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          • David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            When is Clegg going to refer Laws to the police for false accounting £56,000?

            It is in the public interest and it must be in Laws interest to clear his name if he has done nothing wrong. However, resigning from office after a couple of weeks shows he knew the game was up.

            When is Clegg going to show leadership and sort his party out to raise standards in public life? Why did he not take action against Campbell for the Dolphin Square scam? Huhne for bringing his party in disrepute? The same for Handcock? Why put Alexander as No 2 in the Treasury when he exploited the rotten rules like Darling for house flipping? Smacks of hypocrisy when Alexander is tasked with clamping down on tax collection/evasion. Cable witters on about the rich avoiding tax, but I do not hear or see what he has done with MPs in his own party who have avoided tax by flipping homes, false accounting etc etc.

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          • c.eng says:

            Agreed.

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          • 50 Calibre says:

            Well, don’t look to Dave to make that happen. He hasn’t go the blinkies either. All mouth and trousers…

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          • mee meee says:

            Balls and Millband – special advisors to Brown when chancellor…

            So they at the thick of advising Brown – and this leads to the nightmare of bank of england (neutered by Brown/Balls) failing to spot the calamity – when its focus was deviated to only look at inflation – with FSA and goverment covering economy at large

            Balls did not want the chancellorship it appears – thinking it not a good plan… lol

            Balls does not even have a plan A.

            darling is like howe – slowly and deliciously gutting brown, balls and the millibands (both).

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          • Fish says:

            Good first few paragraphs, but UKIP? Give me strength.

            UKIP will never gain power, have a steak in power, never be king-makers. Never ever.

            Never ever be king-makers, except for the fact that a vote for UKIP will be more likely to return Labour to power and with them exactly the things that UKIP claim to despise – an ever closure union, Brown’s failure to hold a proposed referrendum PRIOR to the ratification of the Lisbon, Kinnochio, Ashton.

            Vote UKIP – get labour. Clever thinking.

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          • Don't get fooled again says:

            You only get one vote, so do liars.
            vote UKIP get UKIP.
            Vote any other party get more of the same old lies.

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          • gildedtumbril says:

            Yes, it is quite true that parliament is in desperate need of re-education.
            The 650 shysters, charlatans, scumbags and scalliwags, all of whom are scoundrels, need re-education.
            I recommend tarring, feathering, hanging, drawing and quartering. This would tend to persuade them not to re-offend. Oh yes, and there are 792 vermin in ermine, many of whom were not born here who need similar treatment in what is euphemistically named The Upper House.
            Damn all the robbing bastards. Malfeasance should be a capital offense.

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          • gildedtumbril says:

            …and another thing. Does that toynbee trollope own any Essex farms?

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          • Institutional Corruption says:

            Gildedtumbril: its almost impossible to get Malfeasance treated as an offence never mind a capital one !

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          • Golden Brown says:

            UK politics have become rather stagnant and smelly.
            Change will not happen unless we vote for it, and by definition that means not voting for the cartel which are commonly referred to as the main three.

            The same applies to the domination of the retail business by the supermarkets, you can’t change it by switching from Tesco’s to Sainsbury’s.

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        • 176
          MI6 says:

          The last thing that this government can sell is the NHS. They are going to sell it to the Chinese as they are the only ones with the Spare cash so we can buy a few more Chinooks for the ongoing unwinnable WAR. BOMB TAX going well what can we sell next WAR BONDS., Ha Ha

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          • OHOHOHOH says:

            lol many a truth told in jest.

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          • oddly helpful says:

            If we did, the government would only have education left to put on as set dressing for the Westminster pantomime.

            It’s a good job that the average Brit has little interest in politics and would barely notice another incremental loss of both its power and its responsibility to legislate.

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      • 37
        Iloathlefties says:

        Our politicians only do self interest, not National interest. Tory’s are turning out the same old rubbish. Immigration up, public spending up, foreign aid up, EU contributions up and no referendum. No reform of the Human Rights Act and pandering to the 50 Lib Dums socialist crap. Had enough of all main streamers and their lies. Time for a UKIP Government who would look after the English.

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        • 89
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          Don’t forget the £80 million spent on AV for the 58 Lie Dumb MPS when we are in dire fiscal circumstance. £1.5 million for every Lie Dumb MP. The public did not want a vote on AV, most turned out to snub the Lie DUmb’s wishes. However the public do want a vote on the EU membership as promised.

          370,000 households where NO family member has ever worked since the age of 16yrs. Cable and Clegg ought to be sorting out this disgusting travesty where the culture of these people think it is okay to scrounge off working people all their lives and are better off than working.

          These scroungers want the same material goods without working (same as the rioters). Rioters did not break in to books shops, they wanted designer electrical goods and clothes. Instead of lobbying to give theses scroungers to keep or increase their benefits, don’t the Lie Dumbs realise that they will never work while their huge benefits are far more than they could ever achieve by working? Who would employ scum like this?? Clegg and Cable, mate of Brown, have a perverse view of social mobility. Brown gave £333 million of taxpayers money to buy computers for welfare lifers to bribe them for votes. They still rioted. I think Blair, Brown, Clegg, and Cable’s socialism is dead and the public should let them know this is the case. Wipe Lie Dumbs off the map.

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        • 107
          c.eng says:

          I agree.

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        • 162
          Anonymous says:

          Cameron is a BilderBanker traitor. Just like Heath, Thatcher, Major and Holme.

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          • Lord Stansted says:

            Agree on Heath, but not Thatcher or Major. Major was just unlucky – the Tory corruption then was nothing like that of Labour under Blair and Brown. Unfortunately, Major had no chance with the BBC so pro-Blair. Cameron hasn’t been in long enough to tell either way. I voted for Blair in ’98 – probably the only one in the UK to do so.

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          • Must get a pseudonym one day says:

            When was the election in ’98 ? Did I miss one ?

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        • 164
          Fish says:

          ‘ Immigration up, public spending up, foreign aid up, EU contributions up and no referendum’

          All of the above are Labour’s legacy.

          Vote UKIP – get Labour…and get even more Europe.

          A UKIP vote is straight from the Homer Simpson school of political strategy – Doh!

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        • 189
          gildedtumbril says:

          UKIP(while they steal) has never lifted a finger to block eu crap. They are simply freeloaders on the eu gravytrain, It is a government con to diminish the number of votes for the only British party. I am sure we all know which party that is?

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      so I said, ah screw it says:

      That’s easy just wait to see which one goes onto the Poundland shelves or into the local car boot.

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      • 272
        David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

        Who else is there to vote for?? UKIP is an alternative to the three same old same old lies. I voted Tory last election but will not do so based on current weakness of Cameron to Lie Dumbs, EU, immigration, AV, expense fiddles, lobbying fiddles etc etc. If a proper Tory ousted Cameron then I might vote Tory again.

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    • 26
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Alistair Darling says under Blair and Brown, we got a dictatorship government. Tell us something the people didn’t know.

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      • 100
        HypocritWatch says:

        What did you do in the fight for freedom, Mr Darling?

        All together now: “….Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer…. “

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    • 32
      An Essex Farmer says:

      Don’t talk to me about Labour – I rented them my Farm and their f*cking cheque bounced!

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      • 39
        essex farmer = bumbandit says:

        Is that you Mandy?

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      • 51
        NeverRed says:

        Presumably a sewer farm.

        Labour of course want to ‘move on’ as milipede and balls etc. keep mouthing, but the stories will run and run (not on the BBC obviously).

        Labour were/are crooked and stuffed everyone in the UK (well taxpayers anyway).

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          As above so below says:

          Any rioter facing court should use the Politicians defense that their actions were in the past and its time to move on. If those previously in Government dont wish to be held accountable for their actions then why should Denzil and his mates ?

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        • 252
          Lord Stansted says:

          Catherine MacLeod obviously prefers Essex to jockland – or is it just the weather?

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        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        Perhaps it was the Wedgewood-Benn ancestral pile – that is out in Essex I believe

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          Nigel S says:

          Yes, near Bradwell nuclear power station

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        • 90
          The Impartial Observer says:

          So true, M’Lady.
          The place where Labour’s ‘Right to Roam’ came up against the entrenched privilege of the landed aristocracy in the shape of the Viscount Stansgate AKA Anthony (Wedgwood) Benn.
          The coastal path was diverted around the farm to ensure His Lordship’s privacy.

          UP THE WORKERS!

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  2. 3
    Lou Scannon says:

    Just think : it could have been the Greeks bailing out the UK.

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  3. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “If”

    I think that sums up labour to a tee, If they had got rid of Gordon, If they had been honest etc

    I thought it was Gordon that dithered, it seems i was wrong, it was all of them.

    And at no point did they put country before self intrest.

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  4. 5
    Koba says:

    On thing is clear now, is that Gordon Brown is unemployable.

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      labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      Amen to that.

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        Grammar School Boy says:

        He’ll be back in the public sector soon…the place where the unemployable are readily employed!

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    • 57
      NeverRed says:

      Why are we still paying him money? He should be sued by the Taxpayers alliance and have all benefits as an ex PM withdrawn after he pays back everything he was paid by us.

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    • 109
      c.eng says:

      Surely he has the ideal qualifications to become leader of the IMF, Governor of the Bank of England or leader writer for the Financial Times.

      Failing those he could become a top ranking Financial Adviser.

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  5. 6
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Just wondering if it was anything owned by the Benn family?

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  6. 9
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    “Essex farms don’t come cheap…”

    Could it have been a sewer farm?

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  7. 10
    Scum says:

    Essex Farm? Probably that Dale Farm – Lot’s of thieving pikey bastards there already

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  8. 12
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Am going to be a lone vioce on here but, If Darling had resigned and Balls put in his place we know they would have spent more and spent it quicker, So by fighting his corner Darling may have just kept the country on the right side of the Bankr*ptcy line until the election?

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    • 18
      Nemo says:

      You might be right Bill, but the Nokia thrower was trying to be chancellor as well as PM (maybe trying to hide things that might come to light).

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      • 97
        jgm2 says:

        That was all he did for the last three years once the balloon went up.

        Polly et al were filled with bombast about what a great chancellor he was, keeping his powder dry, waiting patiently to become PM at which point he could unleash his genius on all of us. Oh, she sighed, the reforms, the progressiveness… and what did we get?

        Fuck all.

        Three years of blaming every fucker under the Sun when his borrow and squander miracle collapsed. A three-year cover-up. Three years of fingers-in-the-ears-nah-nah-nah-I’m-not-listening-you-can’t-make-me.And when he did try and ‘lead’ it was only to try and jail us all for longer without even bothering with the inconvenience a charge. Or to force us all to get ‘voluntary’ ID cards. ‘Voluntary’ as long as you don’t want to get any cash out of the bank or buy anything or go to see your doctor. ‘Voluntary’ in that sense.

        Followed by an ungoing sulk of biblical proportions.

        The wicked and malicious c*unt.

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    • 23
      MrAngry61 says:

      Not only that – Darling managed to conceal from Balls/Brown extra tax receipts in Jan 2009 until just before the subsequent budget – much to their fury, as they then wanted to piss it away on their client voters.

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    • 95
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      IF my grandmother had balls she would have been my gradfather.

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    • 175
      Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

      Billy you are right

      Darling went to the banks in the middle of the crisis and got them to open their books and reveal what lurked beneath. Darling forced them to bite the bullet and he was the architect of the rescue plan.

      British banks were castigated at the time for having the worst problems in the Western world which was not true.

      Darling was smart enough to deal with the problem there and then. The Americans and the Europeans chose to hide the scale of the problem and hope it would go away. The Americans suspended the banks requirement to mark their assets to market so they could write any value they liked on their balance sheet. This is called “mark to myth” and allowed the US government to later sell their stake in Citibank at a price that may well be questioned one day. The Europeans also do not foreclose on bad loans and count the delinquent interest payments as new loans, hiding bad debts and inflating loan growth. The Spanish Banks also act as valuer for property held as collateral which is why the foreclosures and valuations are nowhere near as bad as one might expect.

      Only Darling was smart enough to deal with banking problems head on and not hide them under a carpet like the Americans and the Europeans

      The fact that Britain is in a far better place than it would otherwise have been will provide us with some comfort when the Euro falls apart and the US debt crisis escalates over the next month

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    • 182
      Rat's arse says:

      It’s a fair point Billy.

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    • 201
      Gooey Blob says:

      I’ve long said that Darling was one of very few good men in the last government. Unfortunately, most of the rest were incompetent or malicious. As others have said, they had their own interests above anything else. After that came their party, and the country itself came a very poor third.

      There’s still a lot of poison at the top of Labour. Balls is unsuitable as chancellor, and neither Miliband is fit to be PM. There are a lot of honourable people at the grass roots level, but they’re being led by donkeys, and evil ones at that.

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      • 221
        AC1 says:

        I’d use “Not bad” instead of good

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      • 281
        Honest View says:

        Read Chris Mullins’ diaries and you see a basically decent man but so tarred with socialism that even when the horrendous truth of Brownism was staring him in the face, he would rather tolerate it than have one good word for the evil Tories.
        “Good old Labour”, he keeps saying, “too nice to get rid of their incompetent leaders, unlike the savage and heartless Tories.”
        Surely, by the way, Darling only ranks as “good/nice” when compared with the monsters he was surrounded by? After the election, as a ghost chancellor, he still managed to dump us into massive Euro-liabilties.

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  9. 16
    Anonymous says:

    As the revelations of Browns bullying and underhand methods are revealed from a reliable source we should remember those that supported Brown through this time, that were equally close to the action:

    Ed Milliband
    Ed Balls
    Tom Watson

    This must surely call into question their judgement, or their ethics.

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    • 22
      Nemo says:

      There is a saying “that you are known by the friends you have”

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    • 76
      Anon. says:

      Balls and his wife, surely.

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    • 103
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Nick Brown as well.

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    • 169
      Fish says:

      It would be good to know what relationship these jokers had with the media at that time – who of course provided the chanels that they used to brief against and rubbish their detractors.

      I wonder what deals were done or blind eyes turned by New Labour during those years

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    • 172
      Tom Watson says:

      But what I want to know is, what was Andy Coulson’s role in this?

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    • 208
      Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

      You are forgetting

      Kevin Maguire
      Polly Toynbee
      Michael White
      Tom Baldwin
      Bob Roberts
      Jonathan Woodcock
      Michael Dugher
      Douglas Alexander

      At the time, they would all have us believe Gordon Brown was a credible prime minister while anyone who wasn’t a “benefitiary” of Labour’s largesse knew he was off with the fairies.

      Shame on them for putting self interest ahead of the country

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  10. 19
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I have always wanted to know if Darling dyes his hair white or his eyebrows brown?

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    • 28
      Nemo says:

      AD is not known as the Badger for nothing, aka “The Wind in the Willows” the wise and sagacious one, or is that jsut fond imaginings

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    • 54
      Up sh1t creek says:

      Watching the Andrew Marr Show, Darling obviously asked Peter Hain for tanning advice.

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      • 148
        Tron says:

        The Andrew Marr Show. A Scot interviewing a bunch of Scottish politicians followed by a Scottish band.
        I’m English, who speaks for me?

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        • 185
          Rat's arse says:

          +100 Tron.

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        • 191
          Who will speak for the inglish ? says:

          Tom Watson, Ed Balls, Harriet Harman, Peter Mandleson, Alistair Campbell, Tony Benn, Tessa Jowell, David Blunket, Arthur Scargill , Jack Straw, Polly Toynbee, Ed Milliband, Hazel Blears, Bob Crowe, Johan Hari, take your pick !

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        • 225
          AC1 says:

          Tron,
          Stop fighting for the Users…

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        • 237
          Barnehurst Bob says:

          Nobody Tron. Under Labour you’re expected to pay up and shut up. You swivel eyed English extremist.

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        • 246
          Nemo says:

          Well you could be listening Brillo, sorry forgot he is a Scot

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        • 277
          Grammar School Boy says:

          A nice cosy interview wasn’t it but Darling and Marr are both old boys of Loretto I believe.

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        • 300
          Anonymous says:

          I posted a response to your question but funnily enough it got modded. Funny that if I didnt know better id think their was an anti Scots agenda on this blog with the specific intend of wrecking the union

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          • oddly helpful says:

            Do we have experience or capacity to service our nuclear fleet outside Scotland?

            I seem to recall that facilities and staff in Portsmouth were lost when they lost a tender to the Scots, which would make dissolution of the Union dangerous in the extreme.

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      • 258
        Lord Stansted says:

        Just stop watching and/or listening to the BBC. Believe me, it’s great.

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  11. 20
    The Met is Corrupt says:

    once again the Met get away with murder

    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16062122

    what has to be done to make the people accountable????

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    • 29
      MrAngry61 says:

      Seriously – is it likely that the Police killed him? With a knife?

      Occam’s Razor implies that he injured himself – but without any independent witnesses the IPCC can only re-read the officers’ statements & look for inconsistencies.

      Nasty business but hardly a smoking gun.

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      • 229
        Disco Dave says:

        Does the idea that he stabbed himself whilst making a cup of tea fit in with Occam?

        No.

        The simplest explanation when a man has died of a stab wound to the heart is that someone stabbed him.

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      • 249
        Jethro says:

        Teaspoons! Dangerous articles: should be banned. But will the politicos listen? How many people have I known, stab themselves with a Teaspoon!
        Then there’s Kettles. How many people have been electrocuted by their Kettles? – or, come to that, frenziedly beaten themselves to death with one?
        Water: I don’t just, mean hot water – any fool knows how dangerous that is (should have been banned years ago) – but water, for Heaven’s sake – the stuff you drown in!
        Then there’s Tea… Don’t get me started on Tea…
        Sugar!

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    • 45
      Jacky Treehorn says:

      Do you realy think the Police killed this nutcase? I mean,do you realy think they killed him? Why? people like you worry me.

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    • 194
      Arsehole with an agenda watch says:

      Do you have any you know actual evidence that this man was stabbed by a Police Officer or are you just talking out your hole from the comfort of your armchair ?

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    • 226
      AC1 says:

      Dangerous, Insane loon dies by his own hand.

      My only comment. More, faster.

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      • 264
        OHOHOHOH says:

        Perfect crime, the guy is a ‘loon’ so he must of killed himself…….

        Look at the hatchet jobs that go on all the time when others are killed, like Mark Duggan’s death in Tottenham that caused the riots, yeah he was a gangland leader, druggie with mental issues, cheated on his wife etc. etc. they uncovered about him but oh yeah let’s remember the fact the bullet he supposedly fired at the cops was a police handgun bullet from another officer that was brushed under the carpet with convience while the hatchet job was taking place…..

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/09/mark-duggan-police-ipcc

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  12. 25
    Art Lover says:

    That was nice of Rich and Mark to knock one out for you on a Sunday morning, Guido.

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    • 31
      Nemo says:

      You mean the bottom piccy? Top one, years old

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    • 34
      MrAngry61 says:

      Banzai! is Rich&Mark’s Lichtenstein picture – easily their best ever.

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      • 50
        passing sadist says:

        Will there be a Rich and Mark bumper annual out for Christmas? I’d like to send a copy to people I don’t like.

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        • 65
          how many billy bowdens does it take to suck my extra wide cock? says:

          I’m gonna send my relatives each a copy of ‘Billy Bowdens Bestest Bits’, which I’ve copied and pasted myself. Serve the fuckers right.

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          • git says:

            there was a Rich & Mark best one? I’m still waiting for one where they don’t have to write the name somewhere so we know who it is.

            Or for one that’s funny.

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    Bogeyman says:

    A few gems from the latest revelations, in case you haven’t seen them…

    Mr Darling claims that Gordon Brown was so misguided as prime minister that he was convinced the worst economic downturn in recent years would be over in six months.

    The book, Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at No 11, describes the atmosphere at Downing Street as “a permanent air of chaos and crisis”.

    Mr Darling, 57, describes Mr Brown’s time as prime minister as a “brutal regime” and tells of how their once close relationship eventually broke down because Mr Brown refused to accept the serious nature of the financial crisis.

    He says their relationship finally ended when he gave an interview in 2008 describing the financial outlook as the worst for 60 years, despite Mr Brown’s insistence that the downturn would be fleeting. He said: “Those were dark days.

    “Gordon had decided on an economic strategy that was built around the proposition that the economy would recover over the next six months.”

    Mr Darling describes the months that followed as “hellish” and says Mr Brown made several attempts to remove him as chancellor, and authorised anonymous briefings against him.

    Mr Darling says that advisers were afraid to tell Mr Brown anything he did not want to hear.

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    • 38
      Nemo says:

      It looks as if AD is now playing the Geoffrey Howe to Brown’s Margaret Thatcher, it is a pity that he did not have GH’s courage to say that in the house of commons, maybe he would have if GB had fired him or moved him aside.

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    • 46
      Ah! Monika says:

      We read all this last night. Keep up

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    • 74
      steamiron says:

      Brown is mental. And he spent our money and then borrowed 106% of GDP more….. HE should be imprisoned for treason.

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      • 218
        Golden Brown says:

        If he does suffer from mental illness he might avoid being found guilty of treason on grounds of diminished responsibility. I don’t know how Cameron would plead though.

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        • 283
          Honest View says:

          Surely he’s autistic? The dreadful social skills, the obsession with details, the chuntering over endless figures without any real mathematical grasp.. Also, a particularly uncouth Scottish Labour thug.

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    • 84
      Anon. says:

      Someone should do some subtitles to the ‘Hitler in the Bunker’ scene on Youtube.

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    • 101
      jgm2 says:

      That certainly explains the Maximum Imbecile’s economic policy. Note, that while, in his fucked up head, he’s off grand-standing on the global stage bragging about how he ‘saved the world’ the fuckwit thought it was nothing more than a temporary crisis. Nothing more important than (say) the F&M outbreak.

      I’ve said it before about the jackass – but this backs it up. He had no idea of prioritisation (beyond his personal desire to be PM). He hadn’t a fucking clue about what was important and what could wait.

      Which is why he dithered and hid so much. Because he had no clue what to do.

      Blair – although a disingenuous bastard, at least knew what mattered and what was just chaff. Brown was just incapable of making a decision. Analysing every piece of available information, running around in ever-decreasing circles and then, if a decision had to be made, after he’d rejected all the sensible ones because they’d already been offered by other people – he’d plump for the most stupid one he could imagine.

      Just fucking useless.

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        Engineer says:

        It was worse than that – the guy refused to delegate. He insisted on making the decisions for about 26 Offices of State instead of setting the broad agenda and letting Ministers get on with it. Refused to listen to anything he didn’t want to hear (he didn’t want to hear Darling’s memoirs – that’s why he’s now holed up in his Kirkcaldy bunker with his fingers tight in his ears.)

        The blame lies with the bulk of the Labour party, who with one or two honourable exceptions let him rise to high office, and went about telling us he was the best Chancellor the country had ever had. What does that tell us about their judgement?

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        • 151
          Father Jack says:

          Not forgetting blame also with the Brown Broadcasting Corp, Eng, those bastards went along and never challenged the Max Imb!! FFS!

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          • Flim flam says:

            Exactly ‘Father Jack”. I just can’t believe that the BBC News has not reported this story but concentrated on the Scotch Tories, which the majority of us don’t care about anyway. I absolutely hate & detest the BBC.

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      • 177
        Fish says:

        There are a lot of documents here but in some of them you can see the first signs of Brown’s apparent megalomania whilst Rector of Edinbugh University.

        http://www.archives.lib.ed.ac.uk/cgi-bin/view_img.pl?item=rec&img=0

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  14. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Miliband D. can whinge all he wants, but he who hesitates is lost.

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  15. 36
    annette curton says:

    Wasn’t it all well documented in George Orwell’s recollections published some time ago, the meetings took place on Manor Farm (since re-named).

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    • 42
      Nemo says:

      I have said it before the last lot seemed like a re-run of Animal Farm, it is remarkable how history repeats itself.

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      • 43
        Nemo says:

        Now what’s wrong with that

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      • 62
        Duh?? says:

        Animal Farm was a prescient novel, not an actual event.

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        • 68
          annette curton says:

          It was based on actual events the first time around.

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          • steamiron says:

            Animal Farm Redux.

            In which some of the Liebore animals who said they were more equal than others and who wasted all of the hard working animal’s money and borrowed more than the good animals could pay back & were in charge for 13 disastrous years are clearly shown to be insane/mendacious. (you choose)

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        • 259
          Nemo says:

          It repeated it self metaphoricaly even down to the egg layed down on Prezzer on one of his walk abouts about the time of the petrol boycott, I remember it becuse Stephen Fry was reading Animal Farm on the radio at the time. I know perfectly well that it was a spoof book on the rise of the Soviet Union.

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    • 284
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      Maybe they met at Letherslade Farm, hideout of the more amateur bunch of Train Robbers in 1963 ?

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  16. 40
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido, I think you can be safely assured that the MSM were behind you on the truth about “Is Brown Bonkers”, It now seems that they are coming over all shocked about this, but as they were complicit in assisting (Anon briefings) the dark atrs.

    this is a failure of the MSM and they have lost what little credibilty they had.

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    • 60
      the dark arse says:

      Ooh Billy, we’re scared.

      Like

    • 73
      The Other Bloke says:

      Serious question. It is abundently clear that Brown was mentally unsound while serving as Prime Minister and appears to remain so while acting as an absentee MP.
      As there are restrictions on lunatics standing for Parliament, what mechanisms exist for testing the mental health of serving MPs and cabinet miniters?

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      • 85
        Moral Collapse Blair and Slotgob says:

        There are no mechanisms of course

        That is why we pulled off the biggest electoral heist in British History

        And no mechanisms for testing morality either

        Simples

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      • 92
        steamiron says:

        Probably should be but look, voters voted for Slimon Hughes (nuff said), Jackie five bellies porn cheating troughing Smith, and that tory cock who tried (and failed) to claim for his duck house.

        Different madness, different set of voters, (i chose one of each). But cos it’s Britain they will get found out in the end.

        The madness of Brown and liebore’s destruction of the UK, (economic, undermining the countryside, morals, education, and mass immigration of scum) is in a different league.

        welcome to your town with a rip off PFI hospital, 20,000 Somalis [insert other ethnicity to suit] 24 hour pubs, fewer jobs, expensive housing, a shit school and no jobs. And if you’re really lucky a supercasino and a sure start. Thanks Gordon.

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      • 235
        AC1 says:

        > It is abundently clear that Brown was mentally unsound

        Marxism is a mental illness.
        Narcissism, projection and pathological envy.

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    • 243
      Anonymous says:

      You need to understand that mental illness and personality disorder are not the same thing. The former is – in theory at least – treatable; the latter is largely untreatable and also difficult to prove as the boundary between normal and abnormal is blurred. It takes a lot of courage to challenge someone, particularly when they are in a position of power

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  17. 44
    Gordon Brown says:

    I just did a wee. It started in America.

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  18. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/02/gordon-brown-alistair-darling-book

    From seen elsewhere.

    Guido, you labelled it as “Gordon suffers in silence”, Have you all forgot he was quite quick to get his own book out “Beyond the crash”.

    Maybe everyone forgot.

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  19. 64
    Dunlaggin says:

    When will Lard Prescott be on TV, reminding us that this is all made up by the media and that in real life they all got on famously?

    Like

    • 119
      MrAngry61 says:

      No – that Darling’s book is based on telephone intercepts commissioned and edited by James Murdoch.

      Grrr! News International! Rupert Murdoch!

      Like

    • 178
      Fish says:

      Haven’t seen or heard from him for at least 4 weeks.

      Someone on here said that they thought that he was on a cruise. Perhaps he has fallen overboard and is bobbing around in the North Atlantic shipping lanes. If so, someone should put a bell on his head. As a marker buoy he could do something useful.

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  20. 75
    MI5 officer says:

    Excellent twitter Guido about getting the few Jock Tories to go with the SNP

    But they should then vote and really take independence

    Enough of these Celtic socialist scroungers fooking up England

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  21. 78
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will be a public toilet

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  22. 88
    Cojones less Milliband says:

    I am going to be President of the whole of Europe

    On five million euros a year (tax free)

    That is what interests me

    I am a Hampstead socialist after all

    Like

    • 91
      Conman Blair says:

      You will never catch up with me me me

      I broke the country and have got away wtih £20 odd million (and its still coming in)

      Like

  23. 93
    The Impartial Observer says:

    Probably that Dale Farm near Basildon. The pair’d fit in well with a bunch of pikeys. Finished the discussions then went & nicked the lead of the church roof.

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  24. 98
    Stark Raving Bonkers is an understatement says:

    It was a Farmhouse not a Farm. Farmhouses tend to come cheaper than whole farms.

    “The meeting, which took place at a friend’s farmhouse in Essex in June 2009″

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/sep/03/gordon-brown-alistair-darling-book

    I wonder if Sarah has fled to Canterbury? Gordon must be going absolutely ape that we now know the man who thought he had saved the world had very nearly destroyed it.

    “permanent air of chaos and crisis” surrounded the Brown government and says the prime minister was guilty of “sometimes appalling behaviour”.

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  25. 99
    Paul Mason says:

    Just a guess and it’s more a mansion than a farmhouse but the Wedgwood Benn ancestral home is on the Blackwater estuary in Essex and the family title Stansgate comes from an Essex Priory of that name. The Benns have for years had problems with passing hoi polloi walking the sea wall and peering into their garden. Hope that helps Guido.

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    • 287
      Honest View says:

      Glad you got your finger round that “r” 8 words from the end. Mind you, it has been known. One way of giving your opinion…

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  26. 104
    Engineer says:

    Well, we knew the basic outline anyway, but interesting to have the details filled in by Darling.

    The problem now is we have to live with, and repair, the damage.

    Labour still can’t even accept that there is damage – indeed, until the likes of Balls, Cooper and any of the other architects of New Labour economic policy still active in front-line politics are consigned to outer darkness, they’ll be nowhere near acceptance, much less repentance.

    This does, however, effectively endorse the general direction of the current government’s economic policy, that of trying to eliminate the deficit and thus control debt. It probably also highlights just how difficult a situation they have to deal with, having inherited not just a fiscal mess but also disfunctional institutions. The BoE/FSA/Treasury split has clearly been shown up as the disaster that Eddie George, for one, predicted that it would be. Some senior bankers still think their institutions are immune to normal commercial risks, inflation is not under control, the global economy is fairly stagnant at best and slipping into recession at worst, and just for added spice, the Euro is slowly collapsing.

    Good luck to Osborne sorting that little lot out. He’ll need it – but thank fuck Ed Balls is nowhere near the levers of power. He’d have ended up making Greece look prosperous and successful in comparison to the UK.

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  27. 106
    He was an utter tosspot says:

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    • 121
      c.eng says:

      How could so many of us see that Brown was an arrogant clown, while others including the editor of the Daily Mail considered him a genius, ‘The greatest Chancellor this country has ever had.’

      A friend’s brother sums up how stupid folk are at assessing character and capability. He thinks Brown was a great chancellor but a useless PM.

      But who can we turn to now when we see that Dave is just a slippery PR toff. No chance of him putting country before self and party.

      Time for general despair.

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      • 136
        say what you see says:

        Time for piano wire, lampposts and a revolution.

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      • 166
        What a plonker. says:

        You have got that wrong . Cameron is hogtied by the wet Liberals and once we get a proper Conservative party in power I think he will be a different prime minister.

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    • 131
      blue 34 a big strapping man says:

      Thank you for that laugh

      What a f ucking oaf

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  28. 110
    Ah! Monika says:

    So where was The Queen during all of this. Surely if SHE has any role it should be to ‘advise’ Prime Ministers to put Country above all else. She has failed.

    I think it’s about time she wrote her memoirs!

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    • 134
      blue 34 a big strapping man says:

      Gordon has copyrighted
      “Memoirs of a Queen” so HM cant write her own

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      • 137
        Lord Mandelson of Boys says:

        I think you will find that I have the rights to that one darling
        Its a best seller in the Ukraine

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    • 223
      He thought he was right says:

      AND how likely was a bloke as obviously deluded as Brown was with his “God-complex” personaility taking any notice of that advice..let’s face it how likely is the man who thinks he saved the World likely to take advice from ANYONE ??

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  29. 115
    50 Calibre says:

    I can’t remember what the topic is, but I see that useless tosspot Gordon Fucking Brown is in the news again. The next time I want to see his name is when he’s found strung up on a lamp post.

    That bastard stole a big chink of my pension and all he did was fritter tye money like he frittered everything else.

    Voting Labour will bring even more of the same because G F brown only did what his acolytes told him and they are still there under Miliband minimus. What a shambles…

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    • 140
      blu 34 says:

      He is hard to find but do you reckon that you could take him at 1500?
      If you miss and the fucking idiot runs to contact I’m sure I could get him at 600 with an l1a1 even with open sights
      Sheer bliss but not as good as close contact and emptying a clip into his Frey Bentos face
      That is NIRVANA!

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      • 303
        The wizz says:

        Yes CQC is the best but you’ll have to catch the Barsteward first, and I’ll bet here run like a hare.

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  30. 116
    50 Calibre says:

    Or even…

    I can’t remember what the topic is, but I see that useless tosspot Gordon Fucking Brown is in the news again. The next time I want to see his name is when he’s found strung up on a lamp post.

    That bastard stole a big chunk of my pension and all he did was fritter the money like he frittered everything else.

    Voting Labour will bring even more of the same because G F brown only did what his acolytes told him and they are still there under Miliband minimus. What a shambles…

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  31. 118
    Keith Dovkunts says:

    Andy Burnham on SKY: “Alistair Darling, together with Gordon Brown, showed great leadership through that period.” Maronic twat.

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    • 122
      MrAngry61 says:

      Mid Staffordshire General, Andy, Mid-Staff…

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      • 190
        Fish says:

        Up to 1200 dead in Stafford general and surrounding NHS authorities.

        Burnham and friends tried to hide it all and refused a public enquiry…and now he aggitates for the Hillsborough papers to be released although he was part of a government that could have done so years ago.

        Are these people real? Or perhaps they thought that once they had destroyed the education system and had created a nation of grateful benefit recipients, no one would realise what they were up to, or would care, or would dare to speak up.

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  32. 120
    Displaced Brummie says:

    They could have forced Brown out, changed economic course and lured the LibDems into a post-election coalition

    So in that scenario, the LibDems would have been even MORE unpopular than they are, now!

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  33. 126
    nell says:

    How pathetic – darling and davemiliband hiding away in a farmyard as they decide they haven’t got the guts to launch a coup against gordon.

    how very labour – spineless!

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  34. 127
    Sir Reginald Titbrain [Decd.] says:

    Anybody come across recent info on the precise nature of Browns head-related deficiencies?

    Last I heard here was that he was on some kind of high risk drugs to control his tantrums and he had to watch his diet; Chardonnay and cheese and he was likely to blow.

    Credit to Guido for sticking with this; none of the ‘reliable’ news sources were any use at all, especially the BBC; one feeble question from Marr is all I recall.

    Well done Nick Robinson, you really had your finger on the pulse. Next time I see you on the telly telling us this or that I shall bear in mind that once, when we had a nutter in charge,you either didn’t know or kept schtum about it,and value your pronouncements accordingly [viz: worth SFA]

    Come on Guido, drop the controller a line and ask him to explain their inability to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate etc.

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    • 141
      annette curton says:

      They are waiting in a state of suspended disbelief for somebody to take them all away…Ha ,Ha, but nobody’s got the gumption to bother any more, a spirit of ennui has descended across Europe.

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      • 149
        blu 34 says:

        We need another European war
        It focuses the mind
        Baggsys on me being Captain Mainwaring

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        • 207
          annette curton says:

          They way they are carrying on they might well get a few serious civil wars or should I call them socio/civil wars (indiscriminate looting and arson etc) so much for the trumpeted…, I take It we are all agreed that the European Union has been an outstanding success Mr Rumpey.

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        • 270
          Reichsführer says:

          Agreed.

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  35. 128
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Can we waterboard em?

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  36. 129
    wise up fuckers! says:

    A vote for the balmy Cons splits the UKIP vote.

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    • 135
      nell says:

      actually I have some sympathy with ukip although realistically they can never achieve power because they don’t have the breadth and depth of a political base to do it.

      so I suspect that saying a vote for the tories will split the ukip vote is somewhat over stating the truth as they have, unfortunately, no voting base to begin with.

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      • 142
        wise up fuckers! says:

        Much more of Dave and his loony self-interested eco-taxpayer-farming toff’s club and the Cons won’t either.

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      • 247
        AC1 says:

        I seem to remember them beating Lib-Dums in a previous council elections. Although the BBC decided this was un-news.

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    • 168
      What a plonker. says:

      Or just the opposite.

      Like

  37. 133
    Mike Naylor says:

    I am not normally a fan of Ed Miliband but i do think he is head and shoulders above David Cameron.

    Like

    • 163
      nell says:

      What darling’s memoirs highlight is that labour is now a major train wreck – gordon the engine driver and his oilrag balls took the whole chabang over the side of a cliff and smashed it to bits onto the rocks below.

      It will take someone of exceptional ability to rebuild the labour party and it doesn’t seem that they have anyone of that sort of calibre.

      For politics generally that is a tragedy because it means that there is no credible opposition to hold the current government to account.

      Very difficult to see where labour can go from here and with the libdems also proving disappointingly incompetent one wonders where a credible opposition might eventually come from.

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      • 255
        Brown did NOT bottle the 2007 election...it was all wee Douggie's fault !!! says:

        “Very difficult to see where labour can go from here ? ”

        Very likely winning the 2015 election Nell I’m afraid to say.You should never underestimate the British Electorate especially when they’re fed constant anti-Coalition(principally anti-Tory bile)by our state broadcaster. But having said that “Dave” is also doing a pretty good job of making sure he’ll lose the elction despite the most incompetent opposition since IDS

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        • 296
          Honest View says:

          The first lesson, indeed the ONLY lesson, of political commentators:
          “Never underestimate people’s stupidity”.
          A return of those nice Labour people who gave us all that money is a pretty fair bet.

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      • 308
        oddly helpful says:

        My internal spellchecker saw your ‘chabang’ and subsituted ‘chavbag'; which nicely sums them up.

        I think ‘shebang’ is the more usual spelling. The Shorter Oxford Dictionary says that it is originally a US usage but that its origin is unknown.

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    • 165
      nell says:

      What darling’s memoirs highlight is that labour is now a major train wreck – gordon and his oilrag balls took the whole chabang over the side of a cliff and smashed it to bits onto the rocks below.

      It will take someone of exceptional ability to rebuild the shattered labour party and it doesn’t seem that they have anyone of that sort of calibre.

      For politics generally that is a tragedy because it means that there is no credible opposition to hold the current government to account.

      Very difficult to see where labour can go from here and with the libdems also proving disappointingly incompetent one wonders where a credible opposition might eventually come from.

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    • 173
      What a plonker. says:

      You have to be joking.

      Like

    • 174
      Long John Silver says:

      Why ? Is he a parrot ?

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    • 199
      pundit says:

      Mike. Think you’ve banged your head. Get well.

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  38. 138
    joescotus says:

    like that other talentfree tit johann hari brown is too ashamed to show face

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  39. 145
    Seeking Gaddafi says:

    Talking of Brun, we have seen Gaddafi more times than the Scottish mincer. In fact have Gaddafi and brun been seen in the same room at the same time.

    Like

    • 154
      a darker shade of mauve 34 says:

      McMental loves to drone
      Gaddaffi hides from them

      Being killed by a Hellfire drone would suit McMental its fucking over priced , shite , operated by mongs with no idea of reality and who never get their hands dirty
      Just like him
      blue 34

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  40. 146
    bob says:

    I’m waiting for someone to point out that Purnell didn’t resign until 2009

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  41. 153
    BBC says:

    Gordon who?, did somebody mention him recently.

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  42. 157
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today i will be Peter Hain`s left eyebrow.

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  43. 158
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

    Dermott has to confess it was his farmhouse. Only it’s not a farmhouse just a caravan at Dale Farm. Thing is, Darling was always so pissed he never realised it wasn’t a real farm, just an illegal site for travelling people like Dermott who pays no taxes anyway and loved having the Chancellor at his camp fire. Never left without a hot arse!

    AH (C)

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  44. 167
    Jimmy says:

    Scottish Conservative Party to be wound up.

    Nothing to do with the thread, I just like the way that sounds.

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  45. 187
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That dont sound healthy.

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  46. 205
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    http://twitter.com/GuidoFawkes/statuses/110375868966240260/

    ENGLAND!!!!!!

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  47. 217
    The Cabinet Secretary says:

    Can anybody terminate this stupid Bowden cu’nt that pollutes this blog?

    Is it a Guido geezer sockpuppet?

    Bowden is a fucking moron.

    Like

    • 233
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( member in absentia ) says:

      The name is spelt ‘ Brown’, not Bowden.

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      • 242
        Marmite says:

        Nice one ‘Mad’.

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      • 248
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Cheers Mad and Marmite. :-)

        Dunno why i attract such high emotions?

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        • 260
          Socialists = Sociopaths says:

          You get under the skin of the Loony Left, Billy. The truth hurts them; they were bottle fed Lies, Damned Lies & Liebour Statistics under the B£iar/Brown Reign of Terror ( 1997-2010 ).

          Look at what they’ve got left – Red Ed, Son of Brown, Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer, Harridan Harmanhater, Liam ( there’s no money left ) Byrne and a gallimaufry of failed mountebanks. Liebour are fucked, totally completely and utterly.

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    • 257
      50 Calibre says:

      How much are you offering?

      Like

      • 278
        The Cabinet Secretary says:

        4 kilos of 22 carat gold. Get on with it.

        Make sure it’s him – ask him to spell flocinocinihilipilification. If he gets it wrong then he’s yer man.

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  48. 243
    Historian says:

    Guido

    Of course you were right in describing Brown as a madman

    He really should be sectioned

    And he knew and knows all about it….

    The little bullythug Balls knew Brown’s weakness and used it to pole vault (“don’t throw a toothpick in this urinal, crabs can polevault”) himself into a position of power (alongside Smear Macbride his “friend”, Thuggie Whelan, The minister of Mud Slinging Watson, the all evading Byrne and their cohorts in the Lobby and the Press)

    But Bullythug Balls Balls will now find out that crabs (a venerial disease) can “polevault”

    ROFL

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  49. 250
    Wallace says:

    Lots of red ink on this item. Mrs Guido must be on her period.

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  50. 251
    Wallace says:

    Lots of red on this item. Mrs Guido must be on her period.

    Like

  51. 269
    Mark Oaten says:

    Now Darling’s shitting on Brown. Hellooo! I am still here, you know.

    Like

    • 285
      Gordon Brown the Sociopath says:

      I am the public lavatory again for all political parties in Britain

      At least they are united in one matter

      But that is my role in the Labour Party

      And why I am still paid by the taxpayer for not turning up in the House of Commons

      Quite an expensive lavatory in fact

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      • 286
        Damian Macbride says:

        I will clean you out again Gordo

        Count on me

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        • 288
          Liam Byrne says:

          And me

          Thank you Gordo for promoting me so far

          Like

        • 291
          Minister of Mudslinging Tommy "the Eyes nearly closed" Watson says:

          And me

          I would never have been able to even enter Downing Street without you

          ALl my love

          Like

        • 295
          Toilets the Liar Macguire says:

          And me Gordo old son

          I owe my career at the Mirror to you

          All those scoops and smears

          Those were great times

          When New balour ruled Britain by Ponzi schemes and lies

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      • 293
        Thuggie Teamster Whelan says:

        And me

        I did a lot of thuggery for you Gordo

        Do you remember ?

        I threatened a whole ooad of jouranlsists and planted lies for you for years

        Can you get me a peerage please ?

        PS Don’t forget what Unite “my fat cat union” paid you all either (and still pay you all)…

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  52. 292
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It still beggars belief that labour MPs stood by and let Brown ruin our country. The same attitude is in Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Yvette Cooper, Harriet Harman et al. These are a very sick bunch of people.
    What is it about the BBC that gives more air time to one scottish “hopefull” MP than to Darlings attack on Brown. Brown oversaw the financial meltdown of the UK, then thought the economy would recover within 6 months. It just a side issue to the oh so sad BBC.

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  53. 299
    joescotus says:

    by what standards did this fucking unelected bastard, insane power hungry imbecileever get credence ,…..all those labour troughing bastard cabinet bastards hanging on to this Hunts coatails fuck you darling id buy your book if you had shot the Hunt between his eyes…. labour.. you’ ll never step on a bigger pile of shite

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  54. 304
    Post hoc says:

    The elegance of Darling’s revenge is considerable. Not only does he finally serve it up to Brown without any KY, but his comments speak to the future as well as to the past.

    Balls, completely implicated in Brown’s failure, is the cuckoo in the nest.

    Deeeeliciousssssss.

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  55. 309
    Anonymous says:

    Whom fortune wishes to destroy , she first makes mad ( publilius Syrus)

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  56. 310
    A Dale Farm Resident says says:

    They wuz ‘ere I saw’em bowf

    Like


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