October 14th, 2011



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

    He can Fox in his own time now.

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    TheDukeOfHunslet says:

    The secretary for Defence has my full support… famous last words.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    Good – I hate the smell of burning flesh…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    The RSPCA says:

    This is why Dave used the past tense about Fox’s work at the MOD at PMQs.

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    Jim Murphy kicks ass says:


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    MrAngry61 says:

    Well, he’s done F All as Transport Secretary…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    Chris Huhne being lined up to replace Fox

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    Fangio Huhne says:

    Trust Hammond to race into that job at 80 mph. I wonder if he’ll exit it at the same speed?

    Can I be in Transport next, please?

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    Portaloo says:

    Hopefully the wee nyaff will resign his seat as well.

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    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Fuck orf you ZioFascist fuckhole

    Hammond for the job!
    Mr Fucking reliable, professional, detailed, and clever.

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    Gold plated pension here I come. Member of the board on a few Hedge Funds, and 5k a day for selling his insider knowledge to others.

    Nice gig if you can get it.

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    Bob says:

    Rifkind can maintain the connections with Mossad

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    A BBC/Labour party spokes-arseole says:

    Oh boy we are all over this fucking story you arseoles

    Tory sleaze lives!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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    Jack says:

    They can join Mandy in an influence peddling trio

    Or pehaps Blair !

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    non believer says:

    More like “causing mayhem on the back benches here I come”

    There was a reason Dave allowed this farce to carry on

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    A sailor says:

    Will i be able to have a job now?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Sky News Newsdesk Sky News learns Liam Fox threatened to sue Guido Fawkes over comments about his trips to Sri Lanka.

    I wish Dr Fox luck !

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    Lord Chief Justice says:

    the reral problem here has been the pure, crass stupidity of this man thinking you can flaunt all the rules publicly

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    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    Was it is not possible for these so-called talanted politicians to just do the job they are paid to fucking do and then just go home like everyone else?

    Fuckwits – all of them.

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    Jacob Stoatgobbler says:

    Well its nice to see the return of the Honourable Resignation – if nothing else
    Perhaps Labour might take note

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    nell says:

    Ahh! No David Davis?

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    Jacob Stoatgobbler says:

    Not that they’ll be getting back into power for the next 20 years or so…..

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    Good riddance – I can’t stand the grinning ninny. He is not as clever as he thinks he is and at last someone has shot his fox. Hee! Hee! Hee!

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    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Dave gets his man. All he had to do was wait long enough: it was inevitable that Fox would slip onto a sword …

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    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    Spontaneous applause in the Pillared Hall coffee room in the MoD from those clustered around one of the TVs playing Beeb news 24. Feels good.

    Patrick Mercer has his supporters here, although he’d be an outsider. Some of us also want Louise Mensch as an junior Minister, but that’s only because she’s pretty and wears one button too many undone.

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    Speedy Gonzales says:

    Is he being fast tracked?

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    nell says:

    Did he jump or was he pushed?

    Nothing honorable about that sort of resignation.

    I rather think his fingertips just got too tired to hang on to his fraying office any longer.

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    jake says:

    Dr Fox and his mate Bosie werrity can travel the world in peace.XXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Jacob Stoatgobbler says:

    Fair enough, Nell – Got any Oranges?

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    Anonymous says:

    A good day to bury bad news or if you’re Oliver Letwin stuff it in a park litter bin.

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    Catalanphil says:

    Safe hands needed for the invasion of Iran?

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    Golda says:

    Oi vey!

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    Kelvin says:

    Great headline, son.

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    Lord Chief Justice says:


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    Director of Public Prosecutions says:

    There will be no prosecution, your honour

    There are no rules left in Britain

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    goy boy says:

    Gloda Mensch has the right sort of surname, but is notoriously two-faced

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    nell says:

    Oranges are too acidy for the system especially as we get older.

    Apples are much better.

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    Hugh Jampton says:

    It’s incredible, isn’t it? This bloody man was flaunting his ‘special friend’ on numerous official trips, with monies coming in from all sort of dubious sources, and he REALLY felt he could front it out.

    It is especially galling for those of us in HM Forces, who would face court martial for behaving in such a manner. This man was our boss and simply had no idea how to behave with anything like the integrity of those he commanded.

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    Steve P says:

    Any bets that the CPS will suddenly charge Huhne so that they can have just one reshuffle?

    And, perhaps, Cable be caught in some instant resignation dilemma?

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    Displaced Brummie says:

    But meanwhile in the world of Labour it is just like the Stalinist old days

    Labour Council to employ waste spies to check contents of resident’s recycling bins

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    jgm2 says:

    Good. The last thing we need is a 20bn quid railway to Birmingham.

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    No Honour Among Thieves says:

    And the reason is: Fox had no honour and would not simply resign despite a wholly untenable position.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Armchair strategist says:

    That rules out using the navy then

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    Anonymous says:

    All eyes on Huhne. Two in a month, that’d be pretty sweet, eh?

    Cameron’s judgement is pisspoor.

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    Some of the People, Some of the Time says:

    Totally agree. None of them would ever have these problesm if they just did what we paid them for.

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    Fees Office Clerk says:

    I don’t care, I’d give her one

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    The Poof-Finder General says:

    Fox and Laws! Two down, how many others to go? (And yes, I’m looking at you Pickles! “Big Eric” indeed!)

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    Some of the People, Some of the Time says:

    True, he was squirming about in the wind for days after he could have gone with dignity.

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    Jim Murphy kisses ass says:

    HAHAHAHA !! You were just a spectator !

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    Steve P says:

    How was Cameron to know about Huhngate?

    Though you would think SOMEONE would havew noticed Wittering all over like a giant rash

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    goy boy says:

    but only up the arse surely?

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    Anonymous says:

    Hope the rest of the story comes out as he wasn’t the only minister or political appointed government official on it.

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    Chutney says:

    someone will be eating the soggy biscuit this weekend

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    Rockape says:

    Thats what happens when you let someone into your Foxhole.

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    Jethro says:

    19 To flaunt something is to display it with unnecessary and insulting vigour (cf. ‘in your face’): you mean, I presume, to flout the rules.

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    hold on to my boots boys, i'm going in says:

    eric and russell grant go back a long way

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    moldavarpa says:

    There must be a transparent public enquiry into Fox’s association with rent-a-goon outfits like G3.

    He has attacked the very heart of our democracy by setting up extra-parliamentary structures of power, and he must be brought to book for his treason.

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    Werrity says:

    Anyone need a chauffeur?

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    Midlander says:

    It might be worth the money to have one leaving the place

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    Dream talker says:

    Can I have the brush ?

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    Firing Squad says:

    Just line him up instead.

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    Sod em all says:

    Or caught in the zip of his latex suit.

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    Ctesibius says:

    If you think Fox was ‘talentless’ you obviously haven’t heard of Bob Ainsworth, and I guess Fred ‘slumber’ Mulley was a bit before your time.

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    Britain's Ministry of Defence says:

    Oy vey!

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    Aircraft Carrier No2 says:

    Any chance I can have some planes now?

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    Sir Keith Joseph's Preserved Head says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if when a cabinet minister resigns in this way it was the convention that an honourable person – (hahahhahaha) -would then resign their seat as an MP and let their constituents judge that he or she remain an MP?
    Rather than allow the git to remain in parliament

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    Bi-Curious says:

    What family will he be spending time with now then?

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    Aircraft Carrier No1 says:

    Fuck off I was first in line!

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    It’s funny. I can actually hear the champagne corks popping inside the MoD. Hee! Hee! Hee!

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    Mike Handycock says:

    He certainly had mine too but then I was the proposer for Mark Oaten to be Leader of the LibDems.

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    Sir Keith Joseph's Preserved Head says:

    In a bye -election I mean

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    'The only democracy in the Middle East''s Ministry of Offence says:

    Ah, fuck! Still got Dave and the other bum boys though.

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    Jimmy Savile says:

    Now then now then now then what’s all the fuss about guys and gals?

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    Archer Karcher says:

    Fuck off Huhne, the last thing we need is windmill powered cars, oh wait……….

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    Stavros says:

    He’s “resigned” but he should be sacked as an MP.

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    Dave says:


    (that’s not an instruction, Liam).

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    tory boys never grow up says:

    Of course that service has already been sold off to the Mirror Group by Westminster Council together with their grandmothers etc.

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    A parliament full of clowns says:

    No it was the utter incompetence of Letwin that pushed Fox over the edge. His resignation has taking that clown Letwin out of the headlines.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    tory boys never grow up says:

    Congratulations to the Guardian for their persistence on this. Job Done – next please!

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    Anonymous says:

    Will Fox leave his wife and marry Adam?

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    Letwin will survive says:

    because there is no one left !

    Give me the name of one talented conservative (becausez there are no Conservatives left!) or LibDem politician ?

    Who can carry Britain through the hurricane it now faces ?

    And Labour ?


    PS hattie Hairpin, just go down your hole, please, with your Teamster huibby

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    Simon says:

    Ahhh G3 & T anyone?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Specialist in AgitProp says:

    What does it take to get the British People off their arses ?

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    The real British says:

    Any chance of hanging the c’unt for working and spying for a foreign govt., high treason?

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    Former Naval Person says:

    Why not Gerald Howarth? The right man in the right place at the right time…

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    Amazing! A cork popping at the MoD and Adam Werritty isn’t here. Hee! Hee! Hee!

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    jgm2 says:

    The last crowd would have taken the time to create a quango, stuff it with their mates like Werritty and then fly them around all over the place to ‘advise’ them and launder the influence buying and the contract awarding that way.

    Fucking amateurs.

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    Backstairs Billy Vague says:


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    An Un-named Man, 34. says:

    Dear Jimmy, can you fix it for me and an older male friend, who now has more times on his hands, to continue to fly off to romantic destinations at other people’s expense.

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    Letwin & Son Flytippers says:

    Give us a turnip then.

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    tosser watch says:

    Fuck off. Get your own blog.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Just to top off the Fux news, today’s Mirror (yes, I bought it) promises “more revelations” about Oliver Nitwit in tomorrow’s edition.

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    jgm2 says:

    The ‘Brummies’ all travel one-way by PIA now. No need for a fucking train unless you’re going to lay track all the way to Lahore.

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    socialists never resign says:

    Get over yourself It’s the right thing to do and he did it.

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    Paedo Prophet says:

    I agree, just what are they like!?

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    Billy's SpAd says:

    Don’t forget me!

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    jgm2 says:

    So that’s what they spent all the cash on. Champagne. And votes for Brown.

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    Simian Mann says:

    Will the rent-a-goon outfits, drunken Old Etonians, and SAS misfits who courted Werritty still want to retain his services as an agent of influence, I wonder.

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    No chance, Nell. It seems Cameron picks his team BECAUSE they are totally unsuited for the job in hand. When I look at the “talent” (LOL!) on Cameron’s front bench my heart sinks in despair. Jeez, I’ve even heard Andrew Mitchell’s name bandied around as Fox’s replacement! This lardhead would give soldiers bags of money to throw at the enemy instead of hand grenades.

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    An Anonymous Scotsman, 60, says:

    I think there is a Labour MP who could run the country. I forget his name, but I think he’s the MP for Kirkcaldy or somewhere like that. He’s very good, so I’ve heard. Why not give him a try?

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    No chance at all. Even if it’s true.

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    Letwin & Son Flytippers says:

    Sounds like most Politicians, folk like Blunket heading up the Police for example. His conduct if copied by the Officers he oversaw would have seen them sacked AND prosecuted in an instant.
    How can Letwin remain in post as his conduct is carried out by any of his junior staff would see then Sacked and possibly prosecuted as well.

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    jgm2 says:

    Dubai? Romantic destination?

    Have you ever been? It’s a giant fucking sand-pit which would be utterly uninhabitable except for the invention of the air-conditioner and a hidden army of about one million Indian, P*k*ist*ani, Sri Lankan and Philippino slaves.

    And about 10,000 Russian whores.

    ‘Romantic’ in the sense of ‘didn’t want to leave the hotel room’? Possibly. But that’s because there’s fuck all to do if you do leave the hotel.

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    Moishe Tshombe says:

    It might mean botox

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    Sir Humphries Ghost says:

    Prime Minister can I advise you now take the opportunity to get all the festering bad news out at once. Resign Letwin whilst your at it.

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    socialists never resign says:

    Petrol at £2.50 a litre or maybe cut all benefits by 50%, reckon that would do it.

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    I can’t believe the amount of Fox supporters coming out with ‘it was a media witch hunt of a decent man.’

    That was the Johann Hari defence and it stunk.
    It stinks now.

    Fox is a corrupt politician not so much bending the rules as tying them into a great big ball of knots and booting them off the park. He wasn’t guilty of falling under a media witch hunt. He was guilty of being guilty.

    Now let the twat clear his desk and let someone else do the gig.
    Honestly, the rubbish senior Tories are coming out with is just the right wing equivalent of Pollytwaddle.

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    Old Toff says:

    A three day working week, no electricity, and no TV from 9pm. Did for Edward Heath and Arthur Scargill.

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    Anonymous says:

    Its not a broken government its a sick government lead by Cameron.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Dont you get arrestted if you kiss in public?

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Pizza all round then, goys?

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Fox has been hounded out of office.
    The BBC, we have had spring watch, lamb watch and now fox watch. Just how many more days will the BBC spend spinning this story out.
    I’m afraid Fox has upset the high paid MOD hangers on. Of course labour were not out for blood. Yeh, let’s hope some of the labour scum get their just desserts.

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    Entente Cordiale says:

    Allez vous faire foutre, je suis désormais en charge

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    dr. sipp says:

    Fox actually resigned last week – but he passed the letter to Letwin

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    socialists never resign says:

    Agreed, place is a shithole.

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    A bored public sector worker says:

    A fork-lift truck, judging by the size of some of the lazy lardarses.

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    You can go shark fishing. I caught a bloody great sea snake. It was long and thin and Brown. Boatman said its the most poisonous animal on the planet.

    It was a spiteful bugger and I had to throw it back after a few minutes. Dangerous,and poisonous. I called it Gordon.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    You rely on government to sort your life out then?

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    jgm2 says:

    It’s just fucking depressing though innit. We get rid of one bunch of economy-destroying incompetents after 13 years of abject imbecility and less than 18 months later the new crowd are being revealed to be just as on the make as the last crowd.

    I know, I know, I shouldn’t expect any better. They’re politicians after all – but still. Eighteen fucking months and nobody whispered in Cameron’s ear what the fuck was going on so that he (Fox) could be side-lined discretely – spend more time with his errr family or something.

    It’s pitiful.

    No wonder the rich keep all their cash out of the country.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Action Man is my MP – and very well connected to the people who matter (in the defence industry field, of course).

    He has, however, pissed off the locals by not standing up to the current Nepalese invasion that is buggering up local housing provision and council services.

    Besides, he’s about 4 foot tall and unlikely to be taken very seriously…

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    You don’t think he’s done anything wrong then?

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    Marianne says:

    Cálmate querida.

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    red/yellow/blue = all the fucking same says:

    George Osborne, William Hague, Michael Gove and Ian Whittingdale are all on the board as advisors to Atlantic Bridge.

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    Bob Ain'tworth-Atoss says:

    Go for it, Billy !

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    Westminster Badfellas says:

    Simply bent in too many ways!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    They’ll be OK now they’ve all got iOS5 on their iPods…

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    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    still, he got another week’s wages of us first , the bastard

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    I think your old enough to know the truth now says:

    I bet the boatman said its the most poisonous animal on the planet, sounds to me like their sewerage system is totally fucked.

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    tory boys never grow up says:

    John Bercow and the Tamils will be pleased as well!


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    jgm2 says:

    I haven’t followed the story too closely but it does rather sound as if you’re bang on the money there Bill.

    And of course the suspicion will be that the same gig is being played out with this NHS ‘reorganisation’. Not that the NHS isn’t completely fucked as it is – because it is fucked – but the suspicion remains that whatever reorganisation is in the pipeline will be lining some other fucker’s pockets long before it’ll be improving any healthcare.

    Now I could be wrong. But you can see from space how the bedwetters are going to be joining the dots.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Fox can sue me if he likes – I think I was the first commenter to raise Arthur C Clarke the other day :-)

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    You need to retrain, mate says:

    Specialist in Agit-Prop? Blimey, that went out with Artexing and Pebble Dashing. You wanna get in on the community organising game, mate. That’s the future. There’s a bloke in America, apparently, right, community organised his way into the White House. Yeah, honest. And he’s a darkie! Well, sort of. If he can do it, the sky’s the limit, innit?

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    tory boys never grow up says:

    Apart from getting caught that is?

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    socialists never resign says:

    Stop spazzing out Billy.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Edjimucated under Labour, obviously.

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    jgm2 says:

    Besides, he’s about 4 foot tall and unlikely to be taken very seriously

    I bet you wouldn’t say that to a Gurkha.

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    Tijuana Jack Dromey (Ms) says:

    Does my bum look big in this?

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    dr. sipp says:

    i predict fox will divorce an hav a civil partnership with best man

    thatcher will be bridesmaid

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    socialists never resign says:

    “Eighteen fucking months and nobody whispered in Cameron’s ear”

    Yes indeed that’s the most worrying side of this.

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    Benjamin_The_Donkey says:

    The resignation was inevitable as he had become a liam duck, (Geordie pronunciation).

    Dr Fox has a useful professional qualification which could benefit society and ensure a decent standard of living for himself. Will he choose this path, or will he lurk at the periphery of the corridors of power, profiting by his connections and hoping for a comeback?

    The light side or the dark side?

    At least we’ve moved on from the stupid cat stories of the Tory party conference. One can give a CAT A MITE too much importance!

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    I didn’t say that. The first line is an amazingly funny pun.

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    Greg Wales says:

    Simian my old mate, must get in touch with old arse scratcher and meet up sometime

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    The Paragnostic says:

    A l’eau, c’est l’heure – I believe that’s the motto of the French fleet…

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    anon says:

    Whilst you lot enjoy your fun let me be serious. Did you know that the E. U has its own riot police and they train with fixed bayonets ? Did you know they are patrolling the streets of Athens this very moment and they cannot speak Greek ?

    Thought not.The E.U is acting like a foreign occupation force.Links ? the slog blog and read replies.

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    The Third Roundel says:

    A great pity. In a weak government he was stronger than most despite his lack of personal judgement.

    And he had positive connections with sound Americans from the Reagan and Nixon days. Maybe that was the real problem for Cameron, a renowned Obama fan.

    Another sad Tory saga highlighting the weakness and lack of political commitment at the top.

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    Dag Hammarskjöld says:

    Perhaps he will follow the example of Jack Profumo, and devote the rest of his years to penitence and Good Works among the poor of London’s East End.

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    Detective Inspector T. Watt, Pun Squad says:

    Benjamin_The_Donkey, I am arresting you on suspicion of making not one but two excruciatingly laboured puns. You don’t have to say anything… no, honestly, you REALLY don’t have to say anything :)

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    When I were a lad says:

    When I were a lad. They were many lasses to choose from. Now its just skanky students with their heids up their arses.

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    Daily Mail’s headline for tomorrow:

    Foxy goes free

    Liam Fox broke down with joy and relief as his 4 day ordeal ended with a sensational overturn of the expected guilty verdict. The judge ruled Dr Fox had no case to answer and was free to continue to serve as the defence secretary..

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    Anonymous says:


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    Foxy Liam says:

    Years of penetration among the poor of London’s East End? Oooh, how very appealing.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    He’s probably guilty of badger watching…

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    Anonymous says:

    Cameron fools nobody!

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    A Chick with a Dick says:

    Good. Foxy should serve as reminder to all politicians what can happen when you put your own, that of friends interests before the country’s

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    tory boys never grow up says:

    I suspect lots of people were whispering in his ear, including not a few hedge fund managers – they just were whispering something else.

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    No..there were plenty of turds floating about.

    if you go three miles out into the gulf there are loads and loads of US cargo and military ships parked out there. They sit at anchor, waiting for ? I took some photos. they didn’t seem to mind. Armed merchants might be an apt description.

    Anyway..the turds probably came from there.
    There were plenty of snakes too. But no sharks. Or even fish. The only other thing I caught was a plastic bag.
    {It was this big ….extends arms to an impressive and unlikely degree}

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    Cameron can’t hear them. He really should take that huskie fur arctic cap off.

    Seriously Dave, bin it. Its not fooling anyone.

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    Julie Kirkbride former MP and para-visionary says:

    Dave is so so wonderful, and so so firm and resolute. Liam is so so nice. They are all so simply simply wonderful. I admire them all so so much.

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    Gordon Broon says:

    like myself he stands ready to serve his country in its hour of need

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    Clapham Common badgers possibly?

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    tory boys never grow up says:

    If you have to laugh at your own jokes – take my word they are not funny.

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    viva la beast says:

    he’s entering rough trade?

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    Anonymous says:

    Arrogance allied with stupidity. What a lethal combination. At least with Letwin there is just stupidity. A modest man with plenty to be modest about.

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    Jimmy says:

    Any predictions for the World Cup this w/e?

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    The Paragnostic says:

    It’s not Atlantic Bridge that’s at issue here – it’s the ties to ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ and to the Sri Lankan Sinhalese.

    To be associated with one bunch of thugs, Mr Fox, may be regarded as a misfortune…

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    jgm2 says:

    I reckon he can hear them alright he just doesn’t care. He’s just basking in the glow of being PM. Fuck doing a good job. Fuck righting the wrongs wrought by the Party of All the Imbeciles. Just loving the title.

    In that respect he’s no better than Brown. Becoming PM was just an end in itself.

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    Dear Mr Broon.
    Thank you for your application for the position of minister of defence.
    Unfortunately in this instance , as in previous and indeed future instances, you have been unsuccessful.
    However we will keep your application on file with Mr Letwin.

    William Quango MP
    Adviser to the Rt.Hon minister for health, Andrew Lansley,
    And director of the private care homes company “SunnyHappyHomes” Caring for the elderly and befuddled.

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    Although I mostly agree, I wouldn’t care if Dave stood naked in parliament mooning the opposition for 4 years. I wouldn’t care if he said ‘bugger it..I’m off on holiday for 4 years. I’m the PM ..so F*ck you.’

    He’d still be doing less harm, and probably much more good, than Brown ever did.

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    Anonymous says:

    ……and then in 6 moths back as Home Secretary or similar.

  176. 176
    The Paragnostic says:

    No – but I do keep having to say “Excuse me” to their extended families as they stand around blocking the beautiful and scenic streets of Aldershot…

  177. 177
    Anonymous says:

    silly cow

  178. 178


    it finally happened..
    You were shown to be right.

    Savour the moment.
    As a socialist you might find it could be a long time before it happens again

  179. 179
    Julie Kirkbride The Only True Tory Visionary says:

    We are romping home to a glorious Tory future.

  180. 180
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Oh Bill, laugh, my sleen just burst. No, seriously you are so funny.
    Just because your so thick you didn’t understand the pun, there is no need to get nasty. Get over it, move on.

  181. 181
    Anonymous says:

    You are simply simply such a silly cow

  182. 182
    Evariste Kimba says:

    Will Hammond learn from Fox’s fate, or will he be just as quick to stick his snout into the golden trough of seedy arms deals and guns-for-hire that are the real reason for Fox’s disgrace?

  183. 183
    jgm2 says:

    Also true.

  184. 184
    Adam's bottom speaks says:

    How big is a Hammond organ?

  185. 185
    This shambles is better than telly - can't wait for the next episode says:

    No Liam has gone to spend more time in his closet, what will Werrity become an expert in next? Answers on a postcard to Letwin.

  186. 186
    Benjamin_The_Donkey says:

    Maybe he was actually a “Liam Duckie” ;-D

  187. 187
    Big D says:

    How is it that you men can be sooo stupid.
    You get a wonderful job where you have a chance to really make something of yourselves and then hey ho you throw it all to the wind .
    Thank God Im a woman.

  188. 188
    Benjamin_The_Donkey says:

    Like Jacqui Smith?

  189. 189
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    Or Hazel Blears?

  190. 190

    Not just champagne, Jgm2. Expensive private education at your expense for all our sons and daughters too. Hee! Hee! Hee!

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t you talk to our resident nutter like that Tony, bitch!

  192. 192
    King Charles says:

    Is Nell taking the pith?

  193. 193
    Mandy and Chris Bryant says:

    We want to be the best men. We’ll be in our underpants.

  194. 194

    The Paragnostic: “Action Man is my MP – and very well connected to the people who matter in the defence industry.”

    After Liam and Adam that’s the last thing we need.

    Hee! Hee! Hee!

  195. 195
    Chico says:

    Hammond , the new Defence Sec ,whistles as he speaks, most disconcerting.

  196. 196
    Chris Bryant says:

    Well, spank me!

  197. 197
    Future PM. says:

    Too many tweets make a twat.

  198. 198
    Anonymous says:

    They don’t like it up’em you know, Mr. Mainwaring!

  199. 199
    dr. sipp says:

    anyone watch —comic strip presents—the hunt for tony

    actor who played brown could make a mint if he toured the UK

    so funny

  200. 200

    who is liam fox.i luv seb me

  201. 201
    ian says:

    is liam fox a clever man? I assume its not possible to qualify as a gp and be stupid.

    And yet i think only an incredibly stupid man could have thought he could survive

  202. 202
    PSMProductions says:

  203. 203
    Stick Insect says:

    Agree LCJ.

    But the letter of resignation is even more astonishing, as he openly states his ‘private interests’ got in the way/became blurred with his ministerial responsibilities.

    He actually must believe it was legitimate to have ‘private interests’ and to profit from his position in government.

    He must have lost his marbles.

  204. 204
    PrinceTight says:

    Good fucking riddance, but what’s he actually done? are we ever gonna get to know?

  205. 205
    Rastuss says:

    Agreed. The teaching staff at Eton have a lot to answer for!

  206. 206
    Fifi says:

    Ah! So that’s where that lovely comedy series
    “a l’eau, a l’eau” came from.

    Bonjour matelot!

  207. 207
    Fifi says:

    It’s a great pity the place has been turned into a shit hole with all that dodgy money. When I was there in the 1970s it was a quite delightful place. Small settlements on either side of the creek, extremely friendly English speaking natives and very few others.

    Then, for some reason, they decided to build Jebel Ali and the rest as they say is history.

    Some people don’t know when to leave well enough alone.

  208. 208
    Fifi says:

    Oh buggerit. I said sp*&king” instead of talking. Bloody machine needs a kick up the whotsits.

  209. 209
    Fifi says:

    Can you help me fill in this mortgage applicaton form please?

  210. 210
    Entente Cordiale says:


  211. 211
    Tory Abroad says:

    + 1

  212. 212
    Parliamentary Standards Commissioner says:

    I am afraid not as I will be investigating it and I don’t have any powers. In any case Mike Handycock is supporting him and he is a very senior Freemason as am I. Boaz.

  213. 213
    Owlett says:

    ‘Palm Island’ must be the ‘office’ for the Russian tarts. Wonder why they decided on that design for the island? A bloody great petrol pump would have been more the thing.

  214. 214
    Owlett says:

    Too right!

  215. 215
    Larry of Araby: beturbaned, tanned, bummed in the sand, now we've an arabist FCO says:

    Oh don’t get your Burkha in a flap.

  216. 216
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I think the expression is Letwins.

  217. 217
    Aunt Mat says:

    The only reason all this came out is because someone felt that they were being kept away from the trough!

  218. 218
    Return of the Son of Nothing says:

    Robert Peston followed the money:

    Liam Fox personally solicited a substantial donation from Jon Moulton, the multi-millionaire private-equity tycoon, for Pargav.

    He requested the money verbally and in an email.

    Jon Moulton paid £35,000 to Pargav in February.

    Pargav is a not-for-profit company set up by Adam Werrity.

    On Friday, Mr Moulton spoke to Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell and passed all the evidence, including all relevant emails, to him.

    Shortly after Mr Moulton communicated all this to Mr O’Donnell, Mr Fox resigned as defence secretary.


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