September 22nd, 2011

Chris Bryant Replaces Richard Ingrams at the Indy

Guido has a sense that the Indy has, post-Hari, improved under the new editor Chris Blackhurst, the news values seem to have sharpened up a bit. It is somewhat questionable however that it is really as free from proprietorial interference as it claims on the masthead. Chris Bryant seems to have replaced Richard Ingrams as an Indy columnist, sadly his column isn’t quite as good as Ros Taylor’s parody of him, over which he threatened to sue the Guardian. Coincidentally Chris is a friend of Lebedev’s son Evgeny and was at a recent dinner party with the oligarch’s offspring. Evgeny “speaks regularly” to Chris Blackhurst, no doubt about the weather…

It is also said that the new editor is looking at the cost of the strip cartoon by Sally Ann Lasson. The current editor doesn’t find her as funny as the old editor Simon Kelner did, but then he is married to Sally…

Elsewhere the Telegraph is said to be contemplating hiring the Guardian’s feminist writer Tanya Gold for their political team. It would never have happened in Heffer’s day…


332 Comments

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

    Wouldnt he have been better off replacing Hari?

    • 37
      Pants says:

      Pants

      • 323
        David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

        Margaret Hodge and MP chums have questioned IPSA about their own expense rules- seems rather independent-not. Hodge would claim that 99.7 expense claims are accurate, I wonder if a proper auditor would come to the same conclusion??????

        Guido, some digging is required I smell a rat. At a time when MPs are wrecking the pensions of everyone else there could not be a better time for independent assessment of MPs pay, pension and expenses. Why should their gold plated pension be reserved with the bonus of a house being given to them paid for the taxpayer????

    • 39
      Anonymous says:

      His correct title is : Chris ‘underpants’ Bryant.

    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      His correct title is Chris ‘underpants’ Bryant!

  2. 2
    Oldrightie says:

    The laundry bills will soar.

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

    Well this wont help them to be whiter than white.

  4. 4
    Jess The Dog says:

    OMG, the Lasson cartoons. I had forgotten about those… I skipped over them when I used to read the Indy back when it was anti-Iraq. They were utterly pathetic!

  5. 5
    Empty Ed Milliband says:

    You talk about mastheads Gwido

    That turns me on

    Like lashing myself to the Old Labopur mast (without knowing it)

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Is that a Kojak ,with the new Jap’s eye len’s

  7. 7
    genghiz the kahn says:

    One prick replaces another.

  8. 8
    KGBeasties says:

    There is a rich goldmine of sordid, nasty, nefarious and brutal operations where we come from Guido

    We find “Fleet Street” full of softies and greedy journalists who are easily bought

  9. 9
    Y fronts says:

    I am a thourogh ging Christian

    That is why I do not ask questions about where someone comes from

    The principle is that money has no odour…

  10. 10
    Johann Hari says:

    Johann has a sense that the Indy has, post-Fawkes, improved in under the new editor Chris Blackhurst, the news values seem to have sharpened up a bit. It is somewhat questionable however that it is really as free from proprietorial interference as it claims on the masthead. Chris Bryant seems to have replaced Richard Ingrams as an Indy columnist. His column isn’t quite as good as Ros Taylor’s parody of him, over which he threatened to sue the Guardian. Coincidentally Chris is a friend of Lebedev’s son Evgeny and was at a recent dinner party with the oligarch’s offspring. Evgeny “speaks regularly” to Chris Blackhurst, no doubt about the weather…

    It is also said that the new editor is looking at the cost of the strip cartoon by Sally Ann Lasson. The current editor doesn’t find her as funny as the old editor Simon Kelner did, but then he is married to Sally…

    Elsewhere the Telegraph is said to be contemplating hiring the Guardian’s feminist writer Tanya Gold for their political team. It would never have happened in Heffer’s day…

  11. 11
    Ewanme says:

    OMG !!

    Why’s that guy got his socks stuffed in his Y-fronts ??

    E x .

  12. 12
    Andrew Efiong says:

    The Independent is irrelevant.

  13. 13
    Labour Party Values Commission says:

    We, New Labour, will take our Maseratis from anyone who will pay for them

    Dixit “Lord Arthur Christian Madoff Madlsohhnn of that Ilk”

  14. 14
    Honest Citizen says:

    Guido

    You and some of us fellow window lickers have worked this question of PFI for years

    I now see on Sky that some (new) hospitals are threatened with closure because of the exobitant terms agreed by the Labour Government

    This is reaching scandalous, outrageous and unacceptable proportions

    Who are these leeches fleecing the British taxpayer ?

  15. 16
    Superdrug says:

    plenty of lubricants on the shelf behind

  16. 19
    Normal married man says:

    The homos have a good system

    When one is fired he has to be replaced by another

    Regardless of his qualifications etc

  17. 20
    Fatarse Prescott and the NHS 1Obillion IT system Labour fuckup says:

    this thread should come with a health warning given the photo at the top

    Vomits and then vomits again

  18. 22
    Mustapha shi'ite says:

    Never read the Indy. The DT is clutching at evermore flimsy straws. They’ll all be gone, in printed form, within five years or so.

  19. 27
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Ms. Gold as a Barclays Bunnygirl should knock another few thousand a week off the circulation of the Labourgraph.

  20. 28
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    It’s lovely up the Rhondda

    • 48
      The Druid and the Archbishop says:

      The Church of England supports you the while way

      (I am told you were in one of our seminaries – sad we could not keep you in the fold)

  21. 31
    Rich and Mark says:

    Sally Ann Lasson? Tee hee.

  22. 33
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Maybe the Indy wants the first scoops on phone hacking?

    And is the Independent itself a oxymoron?

  23. 44
    Retired KGB colonel (on full pension in Moscova) says:

    We used to either blackmail homos or teach them a lesson on the male wing of the Gulag…

  24. 52
    Cowboy Narcissist says:

    His column looks OK from here.

  25. 55
    Dutch Reuters Correspondent says:

    How many noddies have been arrested today ?

    And journalists ?

    I think the rate is declining

    Or perhaps there are no more clean noddies in the Met to arrest the hundreds of bent plods and hacks ?…

    • 60
      Chief Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Met says:

      I have just come back from my free spa and massage

      My wife is happy

      So do just shuv off and look eslewhere…

    • 61
      Blo Jo (Head of Pop) says:

      I and my team of mistresses have full confidence in the Met

    • 70
      Sue Simm says:

      Fuck off with your lip otherwise I will have to get my men to taser you with an unapproved and untested weapon. The miserable fuckers pulling the trigger aren’t trained either!

      Policing Badly In The 21st Century – It’s What We Do Best (c)

  26. 57
    A real Christian says:

    I think you are corrputing the souls of the whole of Britain Guido

  27. 62
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The Indy is shit!

  28. 69
    Empty Ed Milliband, in his short panties says:

    Guido

    I need you help

    I was summoned to $Hampstead$ the other day

    I was told by the $hedgies$ of my Ilk to pull myself together

    They are all prickly and howwibble wibble

  29. 71
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    The DT, once again moves closer to becoming a full-blown lefty rag.

    The B@rcl@y brothers seem to have only bought the DT so that they could destroy it. It used to be the only broadsheet to make a profit, but now loses , millions. I mean, look at the circulations of the Guardian and Indy, clearly, left-wing broadsheets are the way forward!

    The DT is just another component fo the conspiracy. Much like that ginger fake Heffer!

  30. 73

    Feminist writings in the DT.

    Chaps at the club will be pleased. They have been writing to the letters page on this for years…

    Actually, now I think about it it wasn’t for that. It was for more cricket coverage.

  31. 75
    not a fan says:

    What a flabby c’unt!

  32. 89
    Hugh Heffer says:

    Smell my cheese!

  33. 91
    Talk about closing the stable door after the Black Stallion hung like a horse has bolted says:

    Useless, left wing exploit hoons at the Indy!

  34. 97
    not a machine says:

    Will be interesting to see what subjects he chooses mmmm let me think what hes spoke about recently ………..

    Todays glimpse of Great britain , was in way presented quite honestly , the PM was abroad , with many still thinking on the news reels of the riots , to make the comparisons to cool brittiania are not necessarily correct , for cool brittiania was about polished silver (having been given a good set of economic books) , and a confident brand of new things .Great Britain is not a weak fascilmile , it is a bit of marketing to say somthing about home and abroad , not too indulgent , a reminder perhaps and a perspective for all the events of 2012 , which some people will be happy to think on . Those expecting it to sell things as cool brittiana did, havent really thought about how people in others countries saw brittain in the riots . It perhaps helps tourism and the people who will be enjoying the tourist expereince and cultural heritage .
    A more business targetted campaign is difficult as the premium brands of cool brittania are not really as much on peoples purchase list , british food does well at christmas and we do produce some high quality foods . as much as the banks and insurance are a little publically disliked , there is still business to be done , so realiable and trustworthy from competant companies who are skilled (if we no longer can correctly do sound financial , no point really ) , so a bit of back to good realiable trade and finance on competative margins , is perhaps a welcome port in these troubled times , that shop front may need a deep refresh , longer term its up to the companies to rebuild the reputation ,to keep customers .

    The popes speech was most interesting on those that could discerne , we cannot live purely in the confines of a synthetic mind economy , but then my blogg name has been on similar lines for some time .

    Dan hannahs thought that “the whole economic concensus since ww2 has been wrong” , may have been a little too reactionary , but it at least asked the question if the essential mechanistic underpinnings of manufacturing economies had been , shorted and rigged in impercievable steps by technology , to the all to reactive set up we now see of centres of money ,that require no reciprocity to location other than better returns.

    Larry hasnt seen any sign of smoke yet , from HMS tyrant in Liverpool , seems as though they are still considering options , dont know if they have enough kevlar twill to go round .

  35. 101
    Jimmy says:

    “It is also said that the new editor is looking at the cost of the strip cartoon by Sally Ann Lasson.”

    When it comes to cartoons you get what you pay for. I hardly need to tell you that.

  36. 102
    Question Crime says:

    Tonight’s Question Time has the vile Harriet Harman. Ordinarily I’d give it a miss when she’s on as I don’t like my blood to boil, but Priti Patel is also on the panel and she’s very yummy. She’ll hopefully tear Harman to shreds. Plus Vince Fable and Ian Hislop are on, so it should bring some lols.

  37. 107
    Fuck age scotland. I want my rights, my privacy and my life back says:

    The Guardian is utter exploitive crap!

  38. 111
    Fuck age scotland. I want my rights, my privacy and my life back says:

    Chrispy, shitty Brown pants.

  39. 113
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a tangerine.

  40. 114
    Fuck age scotland. I want my rights, my privacy and my life back says:

    The Guardian/ Graniad is left wing, brainwashing, exploitive crap!

  41. 118
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    A little OT Gaydo, but I’m looking at my dairy and trying to fill in some blanks.

    Are we donning our wigs and high heels on the 5/11/11, to go mincing about in SW1, or not?

    It’s on a Saturday this year and I normally go to bingo. I need to know what’s in the pipeline.

    Thanks, Guido.

  42. 119
    Fuck age scotland. I want my rights, my privacy and my life back says:

    The Telegraph is left wing exploitive brainwashing crap as well.

  43. 122
    ModBot says:

    @ the various incoming commenters: They have all gone to the pub and left me in charge. Please hold the line while I discard your contributions.

  44. 124
    Armageddon says:

    Anyone know if this massive NASA satellite that’s due to crash to earth tomorrow can be thrown off course and redirected to a certain residence in Fife?

  45. 125
    David Rendition Milliband says:

    I will be Labour Leader

    $Hampstead$ has rightly decided that my adolescent brother should be pensioned off before he becomes an adult into one of their $hedge$ funds..

    I think that is fair don’t you Guido ?

    • 128
      The Dwindling Labour Unwashed says:

      And you will be our Shining Light oh David

      That intellectual brilliance that will lead us into instant economic prosperity after your years of Labour ruinous goverment

      Oh we do so believe you…

    • 132
      Chief Rabbi says:

      Just as Ed Milliband has trouble putting on his trousers

      I think Davy Milliband has problems tying up his shoes

      Please God spare us from these garden gnomes…

  46. 131
    Dave Cam - Scammer and fraud says:

    I say… do you mind awfully if I carry on kicking you tax paying wankers in the teeth?

    Dale Farm travellers still receiving benefits on illegal site

    Families at Britain’s biggest unauthorised travellers camp are still being paid housing benefits by the council trying to evict them – even though it has deemed their homes illegal.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8782163/Dale-Farm-travellers-still-receiving-benefits-on-illegal-site.html

    • 133
      Slotgob Blair, Magistrate FFS says:

      Now leave these nice Irish people alone

      They have houses and a fortune at home

      But they also have their ‘uman rights here in Broken Britain

      I will represent them (for a large fee paid by the UK taxpayer)

    • 140
      sick of everything, ever says:

      Gave up caring 30 years ago.

    • 151
      screw the lot of them says:

      If that isn’t a call to arms and a kick in the arse to encourage tax evasion I don’t fucking know what is.

      FFS, why the fuck do I bother paying tax if the c’unts in charge are paying lowlifes like that?

    • 159
      fuck Westminster - they have lost control says:

      “Rent and council tax rebates are being paid to around 25 of the “households” on Dale Farm, Basildon Council has confirmed. “

    • 165
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      And how many of the council pen-pushers who have been paying housing benefit on illegal homes will be fired for gross incompetence ?

      And how does it cost £18m to shift 31 sets of Pikeys ? For f*ck’s sake, that’s almost £600,000 each ! One missile would be cheaper and a damned sight more effective.

      • 172
        Lucky Lord Lucan, friend of Goldenballs says:

        Don’t forget there are 150 overpaid lawyers involved being paid by Legal Aid

        Defending the uman rights of those who allready have all their rights and more in Ireland

      • 179
        25 pounder + 10 ton Grand Slam as back up says:

        I could help – and it would be a pleasure!

        • 290
          Spaceman says:

          Well bloody well get on with it then. You are all talk and no trousers – just like underpants in the piccy above.

    • 192
      ffs says:

      “About 15 mobile chalets on the site are rented out by C Jenkin & Son, a company based in West Sussex.

      A spokesman for the company said around six of its units were funded by the council through housing benefits.”

      Isn’t greed great!

      • 225
        joescotus says:

        i dont really consider the pikeys to be at fault.ater all they are being exploited by vested interests, lawyers, ‘ooman rights activists ,media bigging up it all out of proportion ,shagged out old washed up hag faced actress paddy bb winner. at least we did’nt have to pay for an interpreter… did we ?

  47. 134
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What’s bugging the modbot, then? I wish I knew because then I might be able to realign my comment, Guido.

    I’m your biggest fan, BTW.

  48. 135
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will be a travellers’ portacabin today

    • 137
      Archbishop of Canterbury says:

      I think God has a wicked sense of humour to have ever allowed you to become Prime Minister of Britain

      What did we do to deserve this lonney tune ?

      • 139
        God's disciple says:

        You chose the way of evil, greed and wickendess…Bish…

      • 183
        nell says:

        Maybe God thought we needed to see what happens when the ultimate evil fool, who has uncontrolled urges to spend everybody else’s money on trivia and then leave everyone in chronic debt, is put in charge!!

    • 279
      Gordon Brown MP says:

      here comes one of my brown trains, whooo, whooo

  49. 144
    Little Lord Mandy of Oligarchies and all things nice says:

    I love Oligarchs Guido

    Especially a bot perverted like me

    They are helping me to become filthy rich

    Dont’ you approve ?

  50. 147
    A City Bankster says:

    OMG Guido

    My bankls shares are falling through the floor

    Can you persuade the British taxpayer to bail us out again

    My bonus of £1.24 million is in the balance now…

    • 150
      Honest Taxpayer says:

      You should be in jail, as Max Hastings recently wrote

      Not obscenely asking the British taxpayer to guarantee your fucking bonuses AGAIN….

    • 153
      nell says:

      You just need to talk to mandy or bliar (or fred the shred with his lovely annual pension) they all have plenty of money, they’re socialists and they will want to do the decent thing and help (bail?) you out.

  51. 149
    nell says:

    Isn’t that called scraping the barrel?

  52. 152
    Honest Taxpayer says:

    Has Britain no pride left ?

    Flogging ma

    • 154
      Honest Taxpayer says:

      Flogging major newspapers to doubtful and violent foreigners

      Do you expect those newspapers to become anything but an international disgrace ?

      • 158
        nell says:

        I think you are overstating the issue by calling the indy ‘a major newspaper’

        It’s hardly a national treasure!!

    • 173
      Chris Bryant says:

      Pride is the Gay Parade.

  53. 157
    Ah! Monika says:

    Dispatches on B Liar on Monday

    • 161
      nell says:

      Oh Good! Are they going to reveal his true links with the gaddafi family?

      Are they going to details his hidden companies, the company balance sheets and the company sources of income?

      Are they going to talk about his bosom pal kadame?

      Need I go on?!!

    • 203

      Comment on the DT about Amadinnerjams spouting at the UN

      The Iranian president and loony said,

      “”By using their imperialistic media network which is under the influence of colonialism they threaten anyone who questions the Holocaust and the September 11 event with sanctions and military actions,” he said.”They view Zionism as a sacred notion and any question regarding its history is condemned as an unforgivable sin,”

      Dinosaur_egbert
      said
      “Any one would think he’d been reading the Grauniad.”

  54. 166
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Tony money is all that matters to me Blair.
    Ed Dowler Miliband.
    Tom it’s only the NOW owned by the evil Murdochs that has been phone hacking Watson.
    Ed I know everthing about fucking up a country’s finances Balls.
    Yvette I’m the most insincere smug faced bitch MP Cooper.
    Harriet I’m a bitch hypocrite of the highest order Harman.
    Peter it’s a secret how I can afford a £8 million home bought for me by a oligarch Mandleson.
    There’s plenty more if anyone wishes me to carry on.

    • 180
      MI5 says:

      Lovely people

      True models for the rioting youths of Britain…

    • 181
      Passing Apathist says:

      Apart from you, nobody gives a flying toss. Now go out into the real world and get a JOB.

      • 202
        nell says:

        The only ‘passing apathists’ as you call them are labour.

        brown, bliar, bullyballs, the militwits et al are all hoping we are conveniently forgetting the travesty that was the labour government of the last 13 years.

        *Economic incompetence on a scale never seen before anywhere in the western world.

        *Profitable personal friendships with tyrants that turned some labour folk into million/billion-aires.

        *Wars waged on lies that left Dr David Kelly and thousands of other innocent people dead…..

        Rest assured we are NOT forgetting!

      • 218
        nell says:

        The only ‘passing apathists’ as you call them are labour.

        brown, bliar, bullyballs, the militwits et al are all hoping we are conveniently forgetting the travesty that was the labour government of the last 13 years.

        *Economic incompetence on a scale never seen before anywhere in the western world.

        *Profitable personal friendships with tyrants that turned some labour folk into million/billion-aires.

        *Wars waged on lies that left thousands of innocent people d e ad…..

        Rest assured we are NOT forgetting!

        • 234
          The BBC says:

          You *will* forget. You *will* forget. Look into the whirly screen. Look deep into the swirling colours. Relax. Everything is the evil Torys’ fault. If you step in dog shit tomorrow, William Hague is responsible. Look into the colours. David Cameron personally hacked Milly Dowler’s phone. Relax. Give us your money.

          Coming back into the room, now. Wakey-wakey. We will now return you to Andrew Marr sucking off Ed Balls.

  55. 171
    Gord Bless America says:

    Tell you Summert.

    Something has gone seriously wrong in America in very recent years.

    NASA has pulled out of Space.
    Their president is a socialist Muslim.
    They are printing money as fast as they can.
    They now prefer Palestine to Israel.
    Piers Morgan is over their TV screens like a rash.
    They have succumbed to Al Gore’s global warming scam.
    Gordon Brown lectures at their Universities.
    And they think Pippa Midleton is the Queen of England.

  56. 175
    Ah! Monika says:

    A woman’s body has been found washed up on a beach in the Mull of Kintyre.

    Could it be Heather?

  57. 182
    Fuck age scotland. I want my rights, my privacy and my life back says:

    They can’t employ Coco the Clown in every newspaper. I do not read any of their brainwashing, exploitive, bull. Makes no difference to me. I prefer to get Real news from blogs. Can’t be arsed with made up shit anymore

  58. 184
    Pilly says:

    Is Lebedev’s son called Dorothy?

    • 189
      Fabians are Evil says:

      The ‘man’ is a fool and not made of the right stuff – what sort of society is it where such a man is taken, by some who should know better, seriously?

  59. 187
  60. 188
    BBC editors cheeseboard says:

    NHS and Fire brigade spending disasters. Its been 3 days with out a phone hacking story.
    Lets hope something breaks tomorrow or we might have to mention the debt again.

  61. 190
    The One and Only Y Fronts says:

    Stop taking my masthead down you unnatural heterosexuals

  62. 193
    Retired KGB colonel (on full pension in Moscova) says:

    When will we accept incest as much as homosexuality ?

    Does the loony perverted left want to legalise incest ?

  63. 197
    ConjunkiVITus says:

    They are all fucking exploitive lying hoons. They can employ a rabid rabbit in all their newspapers. Would anyone notice the difference? It is all crap! Jog on!

  64. 204
    nell says:

    Not to worry – who reads the dead tree press much anyway.

    Best to stick to Guido’s Blog.

  65. 206
    Fabians are Evil says:

    A simple question – if the recent consumerist boom was fueled by way of excessive borrowing, which is no longer available, then surely the market has to adjust to a more logical pattern of consumption. In other words we have to live within our means and accept a lower more affordable standard of living.

    Why then are we looking for and chasing growth? Surely the ‘market’ has to level out at the new lower affordable rates of consumption (wherever that might be) first?

    This is not a recession it is a lowering of consumption to affordable levels and so, in my opinion, throwing printed money at this market adjustment is not logical.

    • 220
      If you drove a stake through Delingpole's brain would his posts still arrive on time? says:

      Agreed. *Growth* is a red-herring. I suppose they like to talk about *growth* because the world population is forever growing and economies need to keep up with that growth to stand still.
      It all stems from the post-war years when everyone was encouraged to fuck everyone else to increase the population.
      Fuck knows why. We had plenty of people already. The third world cottoned on to this Western reproduction-drive, via the BBC, and went at it like rabbits, thus exacerbating the problem.
      Why encourage population growth? Well, there are numerous reasons for governments imploring people to procreate but I’m going to roll a cigarette and let you ponder the whole sorry mess.

    • 249
      AC1 says:

      Wrong.

      Money Velocity was kept high using debt, despite the slowing effect of taxation.

      Money Velocity can be kept high by lowering taxation on time-exchange while the debt is repaid.

  66. 207
    The Vulture Press says:

    We expose hahish smokers, we exploit them to fuckery, completely ruin their lives, then warn them of the dangers of lung cancer. We are vultures.

  67. 208
    Labour's disgraceful legacy says:

    What the fuck were Balls and Brown doing?

    Even if health authorities can’t afford their PFI hospitals and close them down. The legal obligation of those authorities is first for their private contracts and second for their patients.

    Ed Balls should hang his head in shame, but that is no way near enough.

    • 232
      albacore says:

      Now you see what happens when they let those indispensable Pilgrims off front-line services!
      Who’s going to do all that fancy cash-flow forecasting in the NHS if the nurses don’t?

  68. 209
    Chrispy Brown Pants says:

    The taxpayer paid for this camera. Thanks suckers.
    Chrispy Codpiece x

  69. 217
    Moral Collapse Blair says:

    Chris Bryant is my moral compass

  70. 224
    Brill Yo says:

    Brillo’s This Week is back tonight after Question Time! Yay!

    I’ll get me coat.

  71. 226
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    How the hell can this lousy rag keep calling itself “The Independant” ?

  72. 228
    nell says:

    “Chris Bryant claimed over £92,000 in expenses over the five years leading up to the 2009 scandal over MPs’ expenses. During that time he flipped his second-home expenses twice, claimed mortgage interest expenses that started at £7,800 per year before rising (after flipping) to £12,000 per year. He also claimed £6,400 in stamp duty and other fees on his most recent purchase, and £6,000 per year in service charges. A claim that he made for £58,493.26, almost three times the annual maximum, in 2004, was disallowed.”

    For a Christian with principles he has rather dodgy habits doesn’t he?

    • 231
      Piss off you boring cow says:

      Tell us something interesting.

    • 237
      Something got me started says:

      Sorry, nell. I take that comment back. News now and the QT. WHOOPIE !!

    • 252
      Bernard Hogan howe to close down an investigation says:

      Nell, someone has to pay the homosexual bill, in fact when he was asked about the homosexual bill he said “just pay the bloody bill or they might not send us anymore willing chaps to play with”

  73. 233
    joescotus says:

    in a perverse sort of way this cu=nt deserves some praise!
    to be exposed poncing about in you underpants then turn up for work , pontificate about the morals of others while being sober ….. now that takes some balls.
    and this elastic arseholed, pervert fucker, gets to legislate over me
    fucking bastard!

  74. 238
    Chris Bryant says:

    I will henceforth be known as Chris Bryfronts.

  75. 241
    Ah! Monika says:

    Our Good friends Carter-Ruck representing Boxing Fixers Newsnght

  76. 242
    Question Crime says:

    It’ll be amusing to see how Harpic spins her way out of the PFI scandal on Question Time. Priti Patel looks lovely, so at least there’s someone to offset the hideousness of Harpic.

  77. 244
    Questions says:

    Who’s in the corresponding photo that Bryant took?
    How did he get his shadow cabinet position again?

  78. 245
    Question Crime says:

    Well done to the teenage girl in the audience who just said Labour got us into this mess and the coalition’s clearing it up. Not all teens are rabid lefties.

  79. 246
    Question Crime says:

    Hislop just made the most hilarious face at Harpic talking rubbish. You can tell he’s about to rip into her.

  80. 247
    Question Crime says:

    Priti Patel is going both barrels at Harpic. Great stuff. :-D

    • 257
      Traditionalist says:

      Unfortunately Patel doesn’t come across as very bright. While Harman remains in denial of Labour’s failures and continues to spout simplistic nonsense, she does at least speak in a controlled and confident manner, however insubstantial. Patel comes across as a very poor speaker.

      • 306
        Airhead MPs says:

        Patel was shit, Harman should have been crushed , when will the Conservatives put someone up who really understands the mess Labour left us in. FFS!

  81. 251
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Harman still in complete denial. She sits there with a stupid smug grin.
    How come Dimbleby let’s Harman get away with talking shit?

  82. 253
    QT, RIP says:

    Two points,
    The wee girl who talked about her parents lesson on only spending what you can afford was the most effective contribution of the whole dreadful programme. Well done those parents.

    What sort of person would walk into a polling booth and place vote for that stupid fucking Harman woman?….. they’d have to be thicker than pigshit

    • 259
      Benny Fitz-Clements says:

      Or like millions, trapped on benefits, thanks to Gordon Brown and his chumps, Balls & Red Ed.

  83. 254
    Bernard Hogan howe to close down an investigation says:

    How nice to see the very charming and very attractive Priti Patel on QT, what a shame it is spoiled by having to look at horsefaced old toilet harpic bitch cow on the same screen, fuck off you HO bitch twat.

    • 256
      Something got me started says:

      She is indeed Priti but tends to use too much filler whilst her brain engages her gob. Quite the opposite of our own Ewanme, then.

      • 302
        Richard and Andy says:

        Ok, so she’s thick – but she goes like a fucking train and isn’t too fussy about who she lets bang her.

  84. 255
    An Interlektual says:

    God. Having managed to just about sit through Harman on Question Time (the mute switch was employed a couple of times), Jaqui fuckin’ Smith’s now on This Week.

    I can’t take it.

  85. 264
    The BBC can go and fuck itself and stick the licence fee up it shit hole says:

    Jackie lard arse Smith is a troughing Hunt *sniggers*.

  86. 265
    20+million Labour Debt says:

    Remember me. Chuckeee!

  87. 267
    Travellors Site says:

    Travellers? When are travellers going to travel or take up permanent residence in property?

  88. 268
    Travellers Site says:

    Travellers? When are travellers going to travel or take up permanent residence in property?

  89. 269
    Nigel Kennedy the inverted snob says:

    I is supporting travellers rights not to travel. Good publicity innit. On the fiddle!

  90. 273
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So many fakes.

    That brings joy to my heart.

  91. 276
    Butcher says:

    Oi! Shitty, Chrispy Brownpants. I want me sausage back. You still have to pay. On second thoughts, keep it. It has probably been stuck up someone’s elses sh!tter.

  92. 277
    Lord Lavender et al. says:

    The Pantsman Cometh…

  93. 278
    Jaqui Smith Sniggering At The Tax & Licence payers. says:

    I am turning into a Bernard Manning lookylike!

  94. 280
    Victoria Sponge :Φ) says:

    Poor wee man. He can’t afford clothes.

  95. 281
    Jaqui Smith says:

    I am turning into Bernard Manning.

  96. 282
    not a machine says:

    The PM spoke rather well , in the face of the lack of political ability across the pond and channel , I sometimes wonder if some leaders can even reflect on this disasters origins let alone , stabilise it , Portillos analysis was starkly simple , from personal debt to supra national debt via series of political weak links (he said mistakes but ruins ecnomic policy was hardly mistake)
    harriets framing of debt was of course referring to on balance sheet and labour borrowed to keep employment which was unsustainable , one lib dem at conference made a startling analysis , 80% of the jobs created were in the public sector , an unsustainable model .

    I dont know about the ruin being a political prophylactic , certainly would think modelling a concrete suite would do .

    The new york crash of 1929 , was a sort of mass agreement to do nothing , one man on the trade floor realised what could happen so began buying stock , encouraging others to do so , he managed a short rally , before the sell returned and the crash occured . On one level the city trying such a thing in such adrift politics is reminiscent , but even a tragic event can be managed with a future in mind . The weird thing for me is how germany cant see what it will do. i think we should do better than most if it becomes as bad as some think .

    • 291
      Spaceman says:

      BEEP! Please someone unplug this idiot Dalek.

    • 298
      Spelling it out for the public sector unions says:

      His argument could be encapsulated in a single statement which applies equally to Greece as well as the United Kingdom.”There-is-no-money-left-we-have-spent-it-all-living-beyond-our-means-on-worthless-public-spending-vanity-schemes-and-employ-too-many-people-in-the-unproductive-public-sector-which-we-can-no-longer- afford-to do -that -and-must-cut-public-services-and-jobs-and-pensions.You-can-strike-all-you-want-but-the-state-cannot-afford-to-agree-with-you.So-you=are-indulging-in-a-totally-pointless-exercise-which-will-only-make-things-worse-for-the-country-and-you !”

    • 330
      British physchiatric institution says:

      We do allow our patients access to the internet.

  97. 283
    My Name Is says:

    I used to know Evgeny Lebedev back in the early noughties when he lived on Montpelier Street in Knightsbridge . He had a serious drug habit and was barely functional most of the time. I always thought that if it wasn’t for his dad’s wealth that he’d probably be on the streets begging.

  98. 294
    albacore says:

    So, Bryant’s most significant and enduring contribution to journalism was the flaunting of his gusset?
    Everybody had fun and no harm done.
    Meanwhile, if ever there was a gang of villains whose names should live forever in the annals of infamy, it’s alive and well and ponceing around Westminster; and the only question that fazes that lot is whether they could be fidding their expenses with less effort.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15029913

  99. 296
    Sarah (the universe is flat) Palin says:

    Aha…..what I’ve always suspected, LIGHT IS NOT A CONSTANT! Einsteins theory is under serious threat as results from Cern show that they have boosted ‘particles’ to beyond the speed of light! In truth the famous Einstein formula of E = mc2 only needs a bit of adjustment. What’s the betting the ‘c’ needs to be replaced with a formula fluctuating between 2 poles of an octave of vibrations?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484

    Fucking scientists.

  100. 301
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    does anybody seriously believe that any low level personnel changes in the british media will make any difference to its rabid support of the status quo? – honestly. What is most obviously highlighted here is the incestuous nature of the beast – replicating the similar trend amongst the political elites – they should all be burned at the stake after being flogged and hung out to dry ………

  101. 312
    FavershamAss says:

    I think the man on the train is uncomfortable sitting next to someone reading a web page with a picture of a y-fronted man on it.

    Maybe I should slyly rub my leg against his?

  102. 313
    Taking a table leg to get fixed my arse ! says:

    Has anyone considered the possibilty that Harry Stanley had a table leg in a polly bag as he was planning a blag and wanted to look like he had a gun in the bag. Certainly worked then.

  103. 319
    MrAngry61 says:

    Just listening to Toady, Humphrys + Oborne & McShame on the triumph of euroscepticism. H dismissed O’s assertions of BBBC bias, called in McS, who blamed the bankers, then derided ‘people like Peter & Nigel Farage’. Depressing.

    • 326
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I wouldn’t want to have a bash at the bankers as its all too obvious. But what the hell were the french banks doing handing out loads of money to Greece? (they were probably asked nicely by someone).

      As for the housing bubble: how the hell did they NOT have the sense to notice they were throwing money away. It cancels out any sort of “we know what we’re doing” shit that they make out all the time.
      I was wrong on that one by the way, I expected a slump in house prices in 2003.

    • 328
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I wouldn’t want to have a bash at the bankers as its all too obvious. But what the hell were the french banks doing handing out loads of money to Greece? (they were probably asked nicely by someone).

      As for the housing bubble: how the hell did they NOT have the sense to notice they were throwing money away. It cancels out any sort of “we know what we’re doing” shit that they make out all the time.
      I was wrong on that one by the way, I expected a slump in house prfukfukfukces in 2003.

  104. 321
    Travels says:

    I’m disgusted at the way people are vilifying travelers. Leave those gyppoes alone! I’m sick of the persecution these pikeys suffer. Stop harassing the tinkers! Pikey gyppoes have rights too!

  105. 322
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I cannot believe i voted for such a lying twat as Cameron !
    It appears he is now calling for greater tax intergration within the eu
    this is a step too far by the lying bean faced twat
    he should fuck off NOW !and give us our referendum


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