October 26th, 2011

Heated Confusion

After their tent village was exposed as a sham yesterday, it seems the Occupy London protestors, and especially their designated spin-doctors, are getting a little bit grumpy. Guido hears that a Bryn phoned up the UKIP press office to make a complaint about Nigel Farage’s comments in yesterday’s Express about the threat to Remembrance Sunday. Guido didn’t have them down as Express readers, but maybe they picked up a copy in Starbucks. The gist of their strange complaint was that Farage was making “political capital” out of the protest. It’s not about politics, apparently…


  1. 1
    Midlands Capitalist says:


  2. 2
    Spartacus says:

    Burn them

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    Jason Donovan says:

    When are we going to get the polls asking if we want water cannon to be used on them? Or are they too middle class?

  4. 4
    W.W. says:

    Release the hounds.


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    Wayne says:

    They once removed all the bins from that area due to the risk of planted explosive devices. Surely empty tents pose a far greater risk as a terrorist tool?

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Viva Millets!

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    TOO FAR says:


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    John Moss says:

    Those empty tents ought to be regarded as lost property by the City Police and simply removed to storage. If the owners want them back, they can come and claim them and pay a suitable feel to cover the cost of their removal and storage.

    If they don’t turn up within a week, give them to the Scouts or local schools to help them run campign trips.

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “….are they too middle class?”

    Like the rest of the cvnty protesters of UKuncut, white-collar, publicy sector TUC parasites and the Labour Party. Left-wing politics is dominated by middle-class wankers pretending that they’re not.

    and they wonder why there is bugger-all sympathy amongst ordinary people for these hypocritical left-wing tossers!

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    Throbber says:

    Lost property…. no way.
    Treat them as litter – to be placed in a compacting garbage truck.

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    Ulysses goose fondler says:

    +1 Good idea John !

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    Time will tell says:

    That’s a better idea, they will have to go out and buy another one if they want to carry on, capitalism at it’s best!

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    invisible tent dweller says:


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    W.W. says:

    Possibly not the right place to suggest burning people.

    Especially with 05\11 coming up shortly.

    Guido will get twitchy.


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    Archer Karcher says:

    Fine them for fly tipping.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Apologies for going O/T, but this – even from the Mail – is worth a read:


    The moral of this story is: Don’t stand for Parliament unless you can lie through your teeth, and anyone with anything resembling a conscience should not apply.

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    thermal imaging says:


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    nell says:

    youngmrnell ,at the moment, spends 2/3 nights in London working

    He’s complaining that because of this lot ,who are booking hotels overnight, rather than staying in the tented compound, the price of hotels for ordinary working folks who need to use them, has rocketed with the demand.

    So how are this anti-capitalist lot making so much money that they can afford regular london hotel bills – not to mention food deliveries from the likes of waitrose?

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    Questions that have to be asked says:

    where are these people doing a poo?

    I bet they are dropping their oversize bean filled shits in capitalists’ toilets

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    BillyBob... says:

    Lazy wank splats !!

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    BillyBob... says:



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    Bored plod says:

    Donut or cream bun.

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    Sarah says:

    A sad sight indeed – seeing young people baying for more Government, more big statism, more laws & cradle to grave interference in their lives.

    This is what happens when free democracies allow the anti democratic militant hard left to turn the nations education system into an occupied zone.

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    Anonymous says:

    They’ll be uspet that he’s commented again today then, tossers.

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    Nicky Crane says:

    Gun them down

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    Pissed off abbey official says:

    You bloody idiot why didn’t you let plod evict them

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    BillyBob... says:

    They have the background …….. and the guilt !

    Remember, Meacher’s father was a mere farm worker, just forgot to say he owned the farm !

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    nell says:

    apparently they’ve hired Portaloos – good capitalist company that!

    Of course I thought you had to have special licences from the local council’s planning department to put them on site.

    I do hope the local council is not in cahoots with this lot .

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    nell says:

    youngmrnell ,at the moment, spends 2/3 nights in London working

    He’s complaining that because of this lot ,who are booking hotels overnight, rather than staying in the tented compound, the price of hotels for ordinary working folks who need to use them, has rocketed with the demand.

    So how are this anti-capitalist lot affording regular london hotel bills – not to mention food deliveries from the likes of waitrose?

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    Dr Rumack says:

    I’m serious and Don’t call me Shirley

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    Time will tell says:

    Why worry about them , they’re showing themselves as to what they are, true believers in capitalism, technology wins again what!.

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    “pay a suitable feel”?

    Not hug-a-hoodie tactile bollocks but a typo, I hope.

    Agree completely otherwise.

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    Perry Stalsis says:

    Maybe that is why we consider ourselves an important movement

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    bergen says:

    Wait for the morning that they all push off to claim their benefits and remove the tents.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    “Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear.”

    Can’t now recall the author, but it seems pretty apt to me.

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    Time will tell says:

    Sounds like geese and golden egg dreams are cracking for the huhne.

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    PK says:

    mobilise the ‘City’ to go and discuss the issue with them..

    i suspect a full and frank exchange of views woud help them to move along..

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    Why no thread on this? says:

    Vince Fable has been fined £500 for failing to pay £25,000 tax on his media earnings.


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    Hugh Janus says:

    The fact that the Euro is in the inevitable process of going bang seems to have passed him by.

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    See you Next Tuesday says:

    That’ll stuff his expenses sheet up a bit.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Quite outrageous. I mean, who in their right mind would be so stupid as to hire the old duffer?

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    BillyBob... says:

    Apologies Bob..

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Had to laugh last night as Michael Grade, (Baron Grade of Yarmouth, educated at Stowe and St. Dunstan’s) desciribed himself as ‘working class’!!!!!!!!

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    BillyBob... says:

    Would headline of it was a Tory and calls for resignation..

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    The tents are empty, just like their arguments!

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    Ironic that a protest that pretends to “democracy” finds the usual type of middle-class twerp like “Lucy” rising to authoritative positions. In the interest of equality, why not have one of the grunting angry-eyed stoners speaking to Sky News instead?

    Even among the crusties, privilege talks.

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    Clarence says:

    Saw the occupation up close yesterday. Nice enough, well-meaning people living in fairly decent, high-quality tents. It all has a bit of Glastonbury-weekend-away-from-the-parents feel to it.

    I was hoping there would be lots of ranting Sparts, mime artists and jugglers, but there was a bloke in a suit who was keen to talk to me about the joys of Islam. In classic NotW fashion I told him I was Jewish, made my excuses and left.

    I know this isn’t eyespy.mp and he isn’t actually an MP but I saw Bob Crow coming out of the Red Lion in Whitehall.

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    Guido's no.1 feral bedwetter says:

    Great work, Guido! Keep fingering and banging up the young arseholes!

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    Spank Sinatra says:

    Empty tents = empty gesture politics = naff

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    Time will tell says:

    Oh come on Vince has had a good year as a financial messiah , problem is somewhere along the line his flock found out he was a carboard cutout.

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    From darkness shall there be light.... says:

    Seems to me that all the Church Authorities have to do is remove those tents during the night that are clearly unoccupied much as music festival organisers do at the end of the festival for abandoned tents…they then give them to charities such as Oxfam etc…..all in keeping with the Christian tenets etc…and how can these well-off protestors argue with donating their tents to the third world…seems in keeping with their anti-capitalist beliefs to me…to re-cycle their belongings to more needy people

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    Only in the Grauniad says:

    Oh and this…


    Fucking loons.

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    Anonymous says:

    All you tossers waiting for some right wing revolution in this country are pissing in the wind. I’ve been coming to this site for years, all you lot do is bitch and moan about politicians and bankers, but when some one actually starts to do something against them, you all fall in line like good little sheep. Pathetic

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    Nick tells it as it is says:

    ..I can tell the “smash & grab” Tory backbench nutters that this is NOT going to happen whilst I am in government…. !!!!

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    cheche says:

    Tax is only for the little people

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    Anonymous says:

    All you tossers waiting for some kind of right wing revolution in this country are pissing in the wind. I’ve been coming to this site for years, all you lot do is bitch and moan about politicians and bankers, but when some one actually tries to stand up to them, you all fall in line like good little sheep. Pathetic.

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    It is a truth universally acknowledged.... says:

    We don’t do revolutions in the UK we just have a moan overa nice cup of tea and a biccy instead… the Earl Grey Spring of Darjeeling Revolution doesn’t quite have the same cache of Arab Spring or Velvet Revolution does it ??

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    Anonymous says:

    oh yeh, the private city police force are a real bunch of heroes, you spineless lackeys, you really do deserve the culling that is coming

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    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    The Daily Mash, all over it as usual


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    nell says:

    presumably he’s an expert on eu membership and its glories in much the same way monbiot is an expert on melting himalayan glaciers and climate change!!

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    albacore says:

    Not a bit of it!
    HMRC gave him a 50% discount on the fine ‘cos he’s such a nice guy.

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    Gonk says:

    Hobby protesters must go home to feed the
    cats while businesses go bust because the area
    is closed to pedestrians. Meanwhile Gypsy business
    is done and dusted.

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    Willsteed says:

    I don’t even know why they’re there, does anyone?

    Oh hang on, they’re not there!

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    Anonymous says:

    I’ve been overseas for several weeks. Straight up question, as I must have missed something. What has St. Pauls got to do with bankers ?

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    Ah! Monika says:

    The Bells, The Bells, just ring the bells for 10 mins every half hour during the night.

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    genghiz the kahn says:


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    Selohesra says:

    If they started 24 hour bellringing (prefereably with one ringer a fraction out of time) I reckon the whole lot would be gone in a couple of days

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    Anonymous says:

    That’s the riight sort of thinking

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    No2IT says:

    Meacher went to my school. Public schoolboy (although it was a third rate one where the CCF had control). If ……..

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    Bristolian says:

    Meanwhile y’ere in Bristle (Bristol) we ‘as a part toime invasion of the Counts Louse (Council House = City Hall) in College Green. Gud’n’it? Dey wonce bogs intstalled too.

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    Judge Jeffries says:

    They should all be arrested for lurking without tent.

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    I Squiggle says:

    The thing that really pisses me off about this protest is the way certain sections of the media have been reporting it, and in particular, the BBC (who’d have thought, eh?). Given I work just across the road from their detritus, I have first hand knowledge of what’s going on. It was obvious to anyone that in the early part of last week most tents were not being used, and there were really only a handful of people showing up during the day. More turned up at the end of the week, and a different, rather more aggressive lot they were, and all in ‘uniform’. Dale farm ended?

    All through this the BBC have been doing lovely fluffy pieces about them, even headlining one ‘We’re bringing business to the area’. Bollx. I know of several businesses that are in despair, some having to put people on unpaid leave. Half term would normally see a massive number of tourists, and a big boost to all the cafes/bars/shops – and very much for the Cathedral. Not this time.

    One office has had to repeatedly complain to the authorities because at night an alleyway down the side of his office is being used as an open latrine. Nice.

    Those stupid people have the daft idea that everyone who works in the City of London is a banker. They can’t even get their target right – what’s the Stock Exchange got to do with banking? That said, they can’t really agree on what they’re against – judging by the posters, pretty much everything – NHS cuts, war, boy scouts, Assange extradition, you name it (ok, I lied about the scouts, but you get the idea..). Why aren’t they being challenged instead of being allowed to mumble some daft utopian babble?

    Two episodes that lightened my mood:

    1. Last Friday a chap from the Socialist Workers Party put a little table up, dishing out some leaflets, and the table was hung with posters – ‘Stop the Cuts, kick the Tories out’. One of the swampies didn’t quite see eye to eye with his cause, and was having a right go at him, shouting and wild gesticulating on both parts – I was praying for a fight, sadly it didn’t happen, but it looked close.
    2. Among all the various posters and messages hung around the place, there was one which said ‘Ideas Centre’ were people could make suggestions. Although it had been scribbled over, the first one was quite clear: ‘Get a Job’.

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    Aunt Mat says:

    We were all at the party in tent 16.

    Brilliant. We boogied till dawn.

    Young people don’t sleep.

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    Gillian Beastly says:

    Better still, hold a series of pointless meeting to ‘discuss’ the problem of fly-tipping, ignore the ideas generated by local people and allow the sitation to deteriorate further.

    You can do this whilst claiming the city you run is the ‘Uk’s environment capital’ and continue to collect a huge salary whilst most of the idiots you pretend to work for are suffering genuine financial hardship!


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    Only in the Grauniad says:

    I notice many of the CiF lefties have an avatar with the words “The Portaloo Massacre”,

    What’s that about?

    I’ve never heard of anyone being killed in a Portaloo.

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    sitting here pressing the refresh button says:

    In the true spirit of Chriastianity, the church nut-jobs should let the oppressed campers erect their tents inside their silly building.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Alan Coren

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    Anon says:

    The real tossers are those who post the same garbage twice in 3 minutes.

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    Seeing red says:

    Oooh er. The White scipt bug has gone red.

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    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    I fu-king love it. Dont forget that we are going to lend the Greek economic system more CASH to pay back to the BANKS. Then that will F-ck us and F-ck the Greeks.
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Lets put the TAX up and Pay politicians more. Fraudsters and Warmongers Bankrupt Capitalism.

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    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    I believe you have already mentioned this. You were talking balls then and still are!

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Tweet the rioters that there are very expensive tents unattended . Simps

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Ah yes, thanks.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Come inside my tent.

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    Cat says:

    Neat trick with autofill!

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    Hugh Janus says:

    In that case I shudder to think what a bad year would look like.

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    Sarah says:


    I do wish that The Mash would stop giving those hoons ideas – this one I can actually see them going for.

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    Cat says:

    These wankers all do that!

    WHY does anyone WANT to describe themselves as working class? Take a bloody look at the current working (NOT working) class!

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    Anonymous says:

    “Britain should consider joining the euro”.

    Has Monk been asleep for the past decade?

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    nell says:

    Going down on the train to London yesterday I got talking to a nice young woman who worked there.

    She was so surprised when I told her about this lot shutting down the cathedral.

    She hadn’t heard or read about them and didn’t know what their protest was about. As she said most working folk aren’t interested in those sort of people they’re too busy earning a living and looking after their families.

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    Happy Camper says:

    It is worth remember ing some of the great lies repeated by spin-doctors in the past: ‘The sun goes round the earth’, ‘the war will be over by Christmas’, ‘Peace in our Time’, ‘Weapons of Mass destruction’, ‘Global Warming’. ‘These tents are full’ does not have quite the same ring to it, but it is a lie nevertheless.

    Despte being a person who has ben on many many prtests in my time, including having once camped, without enough tents, in several feet of mud outside an American cruise missile base, (without a Starbucks for 20 miles), I still find your ignorance of the extent to which yours is a parody of a real protest camp more amusing than pathetic.

    As they would say in St Pauls Cathedral, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’.

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    Popeye says:

    Just a sample of the workshy bums that have no compunction in living off the backs of taxpayers.
    Build some work camps where they have a choice, work or starve, no state benefits.
    How many of these scum disfigure themselves with tattoos and body piercings just to make themselves unemployable?

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    George Morrall says:

    The Peterloo Massacre 1819 in Manchester.
    11 protesters were killed and hundreds were wounded.
    Can’t believe that they are likening themselves to them. The truly poor unemployed destitute masses quite unfairly killed by the local Yoemanry and the bloody bone idle watste of times that are occupying St Pauls. Fools.

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    nell says:

    Somebody should make up a big sign saying :

    “Tents For Free to a good home. Collect Here”

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    Bristolian says:

    A bit violent – just charge ‘em the two grand a day being lost, that’ll get rid of ‘em.

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    Anonymous says:

    Send in the bulldozers – works in Indian shanties…

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    Lord Lucan says:

    The Police in Melbourne had the right idea, when the Protesters would not leave the City square after being ordered to by the Supreme court, they were forcibly ejected one by one and dragged off to be arrested. Every one of them.

    WTF cannot the Police do that in the UK? This country is soft…

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    Popeye says:

    It wouldn’t work if they are at home in nice warm beds, would it??

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    Get a fkin life says:

    Ooooo scratch your eyes out, catch me if you can, coooeee Iam here.

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    non believer says:


    Guido all’s for political protest, just so long as it’s fanatical Catholic terrorists attempting to blow up parliament in order to give over our sovereignty to European God Bothering royalty.

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    non believer says:


    Guido all’s for political protest, just so long as it’s fanatical C.atholic ter.rorists attempting to blow up parliament in order to give over our sovereignty to European God Bothering royalty.

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    Brutus says:

    I had my cock ring installed for sexual pleasure – I’ve never told my boss, will I get the sack now?

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    Colin the Meek says:

    Oh yes, at last young people are making a stand against the evil capitalists by bravely putting up tents and then going home to mummy. That’ll show ‘em.

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    The EUSSR Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    Just another group of welfare spongers.

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    Why Use a Sledge-Hammer when You Can Section The Nuts? says:

    All that is required here is a leaf blower.

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    blurinser says:

    Get inside a sleeping bag in your clothes, flysheet, even better plus wrapped in a tarp and thermal refective plastic blanket in your bag
    Have distracting source of light
    You will not be visible, a structure will be, you will not
    Me thinks that a copper flogged that piccy to a gullible journalist or the pubs were open

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    The EUSSR Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    Another load of welfare spongers.

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    Winnie says:

    “Silly Building”? The wartime pinnacle of our Nation? The structure hailed to be protected at all costs? Humph!

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    Lord Lucan says:

    There is currently a concerted attempt by the Left to present the failure of the Euro as just a bump in the Road. Polly was banging on about “Europe is our desitiny” yesterday in CiF. Funny but apalling at the same time. She would drive the UK into Greece-like status for the sake of some discredited idea.

    It should be an act of Treason to pass sovereignty in any British matter to another country or supra-national body. UK Parliament must always have the final say.

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    What we describe as paranoia was probably normal in primitive peoples says:

    Its a sign. Not.

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    The EUSSR Dictatorship, the last evil empire says:

    More welfare spongers.

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    Colin the Meek says:

    Ha ha, oh dear.

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    blurinser says:

    Only if you need to pass through ferrous sensitive areas such as the nipples of Evan Davies Boyo

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    Sandalista says:


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    It is a truth universally acknowledged.... says:

    Human Rights Act ? We are lumbered with this “lawyers charter” whist “Oz” isn’t ??

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    Office For the Investigation of Strange Lights and Empty Tents says:

    Yeah, right. Stealth technology, of course. Why didn’t we think of that?

    And there were we thinking we’d have to come up with arsh gas or an optical illusion caused by Venus.

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    the power of hate says:

    So, due to his stunning negotiating skills, we are off the hook on Eurozone bailouts from 2013, according to slimeball Cameron
    How much will we be coughing up before that date…£50billion?

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    Disliker of Bankers says:

    Say the Greeks and Burlescone (bye-bye Snr. Tit)

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    billy bluefield says:

    Nobody gets past my booth on my watch without a full and x ray

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    Twitter Tsar says:

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    MB. says:

    There was a smartly dressed young woman on the news last night, of course the tents were occupied at night but she just happened to be going home for the night so she could have a hot shower. She did not look as if she gone days living in a tent.

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    Dunce says:

    Kerry it is BRITAIN. What hope is there when a British MP can not spell Britain?

    I take it, that you did not attend a grammar school.

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    blurinsed and proud says:

    Well it used to work, Im pretty sure that it still does
    Thermal imaging isnt the same as Light intensification
    They can be combined but still defeated
    Dont believe all that you are fed

    OOOO hold on Saif Al Islam is on my screen due to the flashing beacon on his head apart from that he is effing invisible

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    Hugh Janus says:

    This may help to explain the Euro crisis:

    Most amusing.

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    Sandalista says:

    Nice try. If the protesters are that energy efficient they should be getting in touch with Chris Huhne.

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Place the microphones close to the organ pipes, and announce that there is a sponsored Music for East Africa Famine event – complete organ works of J S Bach – and collection for charity.

    Or resort to Abide with Me.

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    Clarence says:

    I think she is quoting the email, bad spelling and all.

    I hope to God she is quoting the email, bad spelling and all.

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    Halitosis says:

    So I’m guessing the only action you Guido Lites would contemplate in protest at the system (about the EU perhaps?) is write a few comments on a website and maybe set up a petition. And then when your voice is ignored set up another petition, and wait for another few years until your voice is ignored again. What an admirable stand you are taking. And yet you take the piss out of anyone else who gets up off their armchair. Enjoy your futile existence, idiots.

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    bugger off and wreck your own country, luv says:

    She didnt sound British either…

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    Ah! Monika says:

    “Woman who admits biting off boyfriend’s testicles could face five years in jail”

    Did she testify in court?

  135. 135
    Clarence says:

    What he (or she) said.

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    blurinsed and proud says:

    Wrapped in PVC,
    shitting in bags held by a close male friend?
    Pissing in bottles
    Yes, this has all the hallmarks of a classic Libdem night out

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Vince, avoidence is legal, what ou done was evasvion hence you got find!

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    Ah! Monika says:

    If you watch a little closer you will notice how much of the MSM is informed and influenced by this blog

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    Sandalista says:

    A couple of ideas for the early hours:

    1) Some noble volunteers arrive with air horns and give the tents a good blasting. See how many heads appear from the tents to complain.
    2) Run up to the tents and shout that the police in riot kit are sneaking up on the camp.

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    blurinsed and proud says:

    According to AMEX Im off the hook for 6k until the 4th of Nov
    Then the fucking bell tolls once gain

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    Disliker of Bankers says:

    In so far as they are against the bankers, that’s ok with me, bankers are worthless brain dead tossers – bugger off to tax free havens and let’s start again. I can’t see they – the “protesters” are making any positive contribution to the downfall of banking – they’re not even camping in the right place.

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    blurinsed and proud says:

    The clever bit surrounded by tentacles that it can live without

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    Data Protection says:

    Is it legal for an MP to Tweet a private email from a constituent?

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    nell says:

    Let’s see – this cathedral protest thingy is all about bringing down the current economic system or some such thing. Is that right?

    And yet you need to hire portaloos from a private company

    you’re people are sending for food from waitrose’s – a private company

    you presumably bought your tents from – a private company

    some of your people are booking themselves into local hotels – private companies – for comfortable overnight stays

    others are going home to their hot showers – maintained by plumbers running private companies- for the odd night here and there

    there’s a set of minutes of your committee floating around somewhere that details a discussion on which bank to deposit the monies that were being donated to your cause ………..

    so which part of capitalism is it that you want to destroy ?

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    Tori Splitz says:


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    Gonk says:

    Good scribble, Squiggle

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    nell says:

    Amazing. He owed the taxman £25k and said he was unaware of the debt!

    Shows how much money our political elite have got that they can overlook a £25k debt doesn’t it?

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    blurinsed and proud says:

    Fuc king hell
    5 years???
    Same as the mates of Benross face got for raping us all

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    nell says:

    Doesn’t she have previous form on that sort of thing?

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    He should be teathered by steel cable out on the heath for being a leech, for breaking the laws, and having three holmes roofed on expenses by the tyler, one of them in s wales. You can reid on the webb about howarthings are farron moore green. Burt he gets in his brand new carr, with a defective brake, to see his taylor, near havey nicks, as his trousers have split at the harris because he plays pocket hancock for he can no longer breed as his willis not wright and the trousers will only stay up with a cotter. The taylor says, “Nothing I can do, you should burnett.” And he sticks his tonge out.

  151. 151
    Hugh Janus says:

    Shit a brick! I know some MPs are illiterate, but….

  152. 152
    nell says:

    probably more than that when the eu negotiations fall apart today and the imf steps in requiring us to increase our ‘donations’

  153. 153
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    O/T at pMQS today, is it Number 1s or number 2s?

  154. 154
    Predator 2 says:

    SSSS…I was looking forward to visiting their campsite and adding a few more skulls to my collection but when I switched on my infravision I found they’d all gone home to mummy and daddy. Most disappointing…SSSS

  155. 155
    ssdb says:

    55 Anonymous says: October 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

    “All you tossers waiting for some right wing revolution in this country are pissing in the wind. I’ve been coming to this site for years, all you lot do is bitch and moan about politicians and bankers, but when some one actually starts to do something against them, you all fall in line like good little sheep. Pathetic”

    Couldn’t agree more, Anonymous.

  156. 156
    Hugh Janus says:

    Yes Nell, she does have form:

    “In May 2009 McCarthy repaid £402 for a second bed claimed in expenses for her one bedroom flat. She stated the claim had been made in error.”


    “In October 2010 McCarthy admitted a charge of electoral fraud, accepting a police caution for revealing on Twitter the number of postal votes cast per party in her constituency at the 2010 election. McCarthy apologised for her actions.”

  157. 157
    Dobby says:

    I bet he won’t do it again, poor bugger.

  158. 158
    Captain Lugard says:

    surely an unattended tent is litter.
    Get the City of London cleaners in there to tidy up, what are they waiting for????

  159. 159
    Hugh Janus says:

    Watching PMQs is invariably viewing a load of No 2s.

  160. 160

    ST. Paul’s protesters blame God for financial meltdown. Also won’t leave until God pays off their student loans.


  161. 161
    Office For the Investigation of Strange Lights and Empty Tents says:

    As you say, you are guessing.

  162. 162
    Justin & Jocasta says:

    You miss our point its someone elses money and property we are talking about !

  163. 163
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    I quite liked EDL’s final solution!

  164. 164
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    and thats if we are lucky.

  165. 165
    Justin & Jocasta says:

    Yes one we are finished with our Gap year protesting around the world we are going to open our own Human rights Law firm. Daddy says we can have the money to get it up and running.

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  167. 167
    Anonymous Misogynist says:


  168. 168
    Dobby says:

    m_(. .)_ m

  169. 169
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    good thing he is not in charge of a departmental budget then!

  170. 170
    Jack Straw says:

    Arithmetic isn’t my strong point

  171. 171
    Sounds familiar says:

    Its remarkable just how much cash these guys have sloshing around in their accounts enabling them to toss off cheques at short notice. Reminds me of that short annoying redhead and her £13,000 expenses cheque. What was her name?

  172. 172
    It's all Balls says:

    They all take the piss and are shit at their jobs – so who cares

  173. 173
    Anonymous says:

    100 tents = 200 protesters (assume).

    200 additional beds aren’t going to materially affect hotel supply – or prices. Especially as some of them will go home to sleep/kip on someone’s sofa.

  174. 174
    Katya says:

    Next time Handycock it will be you. So you weren’t in Iraq that time – I suppose you were off somewhere else shagging soemone else. Very convenient these three and four day Parliamentary trips – especially if you don’t actually go on them.

  175. 175
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    …And stop breathing out body-temperature air.

  176. 176
    Anonymous says:

    I also agree best comment in a while

    Plenty of internet warriors on here.

    As people often say if you have the chance get out of this country while you can.

    So i am off to Poland with the mrs have fun with the Lib/Lab/Con’s in this dump of a country.

  177. 177
    Cicero says:

    Does Guido understand that red text denotes anger to the Chinese?

    Farage should have spoken to the Gruniard (if they will let him) so that these young budding champagne socialists will realise there is no hiding place for them now.

  178. 178
    nell says:

    somewhere there’s a youtube of the london blitz taken from the top of this wonderful building – 360degrees- and the whole of london was burning .

    The cathedral volunteers did this amazingly brave job of sleeping out on it’s roof every night armed with firefighting equipment and stopping any fires really getting hold and most of them then went off to work in the daytime. I don’t think any of them got killed during that terrible time but’s it’s a miracle that they didn’t. And they saved a masterpiece for the rest of us to still wonder at and enjoy.

    I wonder what those volunteers would have thought to that trash that’s now parked on the cathedral steps making empty protests about nothing for cheap thrills.

  179. 179
    JABPHT says:

    An yone else would have received a serious misdeclaration penalty & a real fine/court case, not a slap on the wrist.

  180. 180
    Pundit Too says:

    and with Israel

  181. 181
    nell says:

    or have a job that’s anything to do with business or accounts eh?

  182. 182
    Confucious, He says:

    Red is an auspicious colour in China, used for weddings and when the stock market is making gains.

  183. 183
    nell says:

    I am very much looking forward to what saif gaddafi has to say about his contacts with you and what sort of things you obligingly did for him and his mad father.

  184. 184
    Gok Wank says:

    I do like some of their trendy fashion…where do they get that cool look.
    Is it Gap or Top Shop?

  185. 185
    I'll get me coat says:

    She is ‘going down’ for 5 years?

  186. 186
    JABPHT says:

    More likely that Sky selected tghe middle class ones to interview, as they’d be less likely to spit and cuss.

  187. 187
    VAT is Your Name? says:

    Funny that. HMRC usually claim they have no such discretion over late VAT payment penalties. People have to appeal satying it is ‘unfair’ or using the Human Rights Act/EU Law to say that the penalties are dispropotionate.

  188. 188
    Cat says:


  189. 189
    Popeye says:

    Farage, you scoundrel, how dare you make political capital out of these layabouts.

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  191. 191
    Fashionista Front says:

    Not much Primark for the cool ones.

  192. 192
    Bono's Accountant says:

    Is a politician’s bag-carrier’s bag tax deductable? Or do you have to smuggle it in as an expenses claim?

  193. 193
    Smig says:

    Daddy pays for it. Daddy is a banker / industrialist / entrepreneur.

    Daddy also paid for their iPads, tents and genuine scruffy fucker clothing from Marrakesh.

  194. 194
    joescotus says:

    load up a chinook with tons of manure , bomb the fuckers ,that way you’d get 2 loads of shite for the price of one

  195. 195
    Body heat says:

    Of course the tents are occupied. They are simply inhabited with people with no warmth, no heart.

    Well, they are socialists after all.

    And the ones without a pulse are in the shadow cabinet.

  196. 196
    Let it rip says:

    Good idea, but the protesters are ready for this. they would stick their rears out of the tents and let off a volley of lentil-driven gasses. None can counter that.

  197. 197
    Left is falling over says:

    We look to the left for for guidance on how to have a futile existence, but thank you for alerting us to yours.

  198. 198
    Cat says:

    Protesting is the ‘new gap year’, don’t you know!

  199. 199

    That’s selection on merit, right there. In the interest of equality, “Lucy” should have declined in favour of an uneducated claimant “protester”.

  200. 200
    Cat says:

    Is this what a decade of New Liebour education produces? Common sense says one still has to breathe no matter how many thermal blankets one has on. Tw@t.

  201. 201
    Cat says:

    Well put Nell.

    And the point is exactly that…the ‘protesters’ are NOT getting off their armchairs. It is merely a little gathering of the out of work who all go home to Mum and Dad’s (capitalist pigs!) comfy house at night. Grow up!

  202. 202
    Praying for a sign says:

    Of course the church should let them in. And the protestors, in an equally soul-felt display of their faith, would refuse because if they accepted they might appear as mere parasitic freeloaders with malicious intent.

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  204. 204
    misterned says:

    The protesters are camping on plots of land at St Paul’s which is opposite the London Stock Exchange, which the anti-capitalists can protest against.

    If they were protesting against corporatism at the Bank of England, then I might think that they would have a point.

    Protesting against the very capitalism which we need to drag us out of the economic mess the corporatists have landed us in does not make sense to me.

    We need MORE capitalism, as there is less and less of it in this country.

  205. 205
    More anonymous than you says:

    Nameless one. Perhaps you might care to confirm:

    1. How many of the protesters’ parents took advantage of cheap credit from the very bankers they now supposedly despise? Did the kids complain about lavish Xmas gifts or extra allowances/holidays? Did they give the money back on principle?

    2. How many of the protesters parents earn livings in the financial sector – again have the kids moved out in protest?

    3. They are no better than the rest of the political classes. In Parliament,in a tent,who cares, all the same. The ones in the House don’t represent us and neither do the part- time campers.

    The cull can come anytime -as long as it removes the f-king political classes and their hangers on,including well heeled,office hours only protesters.

  206. 206
    Cat says:

    Glad you managed to copy and paste that bit. Most of us missed it the previous few times it was posted. You might want to repeat it a couple more times at the end of the thread – just in case one of the educated people on here missed it.

  207. 207
    FonyBlair says:

    Closest Starbucks to LSE!?

  208. 208
    blurinsed and proud says:

    Im 48 and privately educated
    A fly sheet keeps of moisture the inner breathes
    Use a standard Goretex bivi, zip it up and you die
    You know sweet FA
    I cant even be arsed explaining

  209. 209
    blurinsed and proud says:

    Unless some f999999 has spent a billion quid on a special scope
    you are hidden
    dim front bottom

  210. 210
    Marcus Edwardius says:

    Too true.

    Its worth remembering that when the Human Rights Act was being brought into play, Cherie Blair set up Matrix Chambers – a firm of lawyers specialising in Human Rights cases. Kerrr-ching…..

  211. 211
    Owlett says:

    Why pollute the planet? 10 mins work with a stanley knife will suffice.

    In fact, I resent the council using petrol-powered blowers in parks. What’s wrong with rakes which are quiet and fume free? Enough idle fckwits around to set to the job.

  212. 212
    M says:

    Bet they prefer a banker though to a homeless squatter taking up residence in their tent .

  213. 213
    Cat says:

    …and unique. The first person I’ve ever heard brag about private education rather than pretending to be working class!

    Can’t explain, you mean.

    Nice brag about the posh tent though – you might even be mistaken for a capitalist pig if you’re not careful.

  214. 214
    M says:

    When you fuck off could you see your way to take the rest of your lot with
    Bye now

  215. 215
    Owlett says:

    Privately educated? So you pay for men to 5hit on your chest. So what?

    Re the goretex bivi and other stuff: at what stage does the x-files bedcover go on?

  216. 216
    ssdb says:

    Cat says: October 26, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    “Glad you managed to copy and paste that bit.”

    What bit? I don’t know which bit you are referring to. You should copy and paste so that people know what you are referring to.

  217. 217
    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t there a Conservative agent who died in one at a pop festival during the year ?

  218. 218
    Wendy Bendy says:

    “I’ve been coming to this site for years ….”


    You must really like us.

  219. 219
    Cat says:


    The one that makes your breath cold?

  220. 220
    Geoffrey says:

    oh look, be fair, they were probably just taking their washing home to their mums

  221. 221
    John Bellingham says:

    St Paul’s epistle to the Thessalonians

    2 Thessalonians 3:10-11
    “For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. “

  222. 222
    Everiste Kimba says:

    Nasty and smelly though the protestors may well be, they make a change from the antics of drunken old Etonians, military misfits, and corporate tax scroungers who’ve been over-represented in headline material this year past.

    As with the recent riots, and the Atlantic Bridge racketeers, it’s merely a student prank gone too far, and not something anyone should take seriously.

  223. 223
    Werd smiff says:

    Blimey cat – you watching Jeremy Kyle or summat?

  224. 224
    Skreeeeech!! says:

    There is a gizmo which emits an extremely high frequency/pitch sound which cannot be heard by the human ear except as a piercing screech which causes a pain in the lugs. Such a toy is used to clear drunken yobs from city centres so why doesn’t some entrerprising local shopkeeper get one installed?

  225. 225
    John Bellingham says:

    I had a sniff around there on Monday, there are hardly any English (or even British) accents. This is an international drifter-tourist protest. There are also seem to be a lot of people who are most unlikely to be Christian from their accents and demeanour who have forced the closure of a working church ( or if you don’t have time for Sky fairies– a place that plays fabulous music and earns a lot of Tourist dollars/yen/euros/yuan.)

  226. 226
    BillyBob... says:

    Whatever !

  227. 227
    Skreeeeech!! says:

    As a kid I recall being taken to view what was left of the then roofless Coventry cathedral.

  228. 228
    Skreeeeech!! says:

    Er, to what extent is the intent malicious?

  229. 229
    (The Real) Brian Griffin says:

    tent city trustafarians remind me of Lios slumming it with Peter Griffin knowing at any moment she can run home to her rich Rhode Island daddy

  230. 230
    Skreeeeech!! says:


  231. 231
    ssdb says:

    100 Lord Lucan says: October 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

    “WTF cannot the Police do that in the UK? This country is soft…”

    Yeah, all us sensible people should make our voices heard!

    Maybe we should write to our MPs! That’ll work!

    Or maybe organise a protest to show our disapproval at the state of the country, obviously being careful not to impact on anything or anyone lest we upset some people’s sensibilities or cause a modicum of disruption, even though we think these issues are very serious and not being given enough consideration by those in power, such as the media or Government! Maybe we could hold a sit in somewhere like the Outer Hebrides! That’ll work!


  232. 232
    Jimmy says:

    I wonder who was the torygraph’s scientific adviser on the tent story. It has to be either Booker or Delingpole.

  233. 233
    Moar says:

    Yes, but… More government means that you might, by incredible good fortune, have a better chance of getting someone in power who knows what they are doing. The current total are all hopeless, but double the total and maybe, just maybe, one will emerge as having brains.

  234. 234
    Sign says:

    Killing business and reducing jobs may, to some, be seen as malicious.

  235. 235
    Widescreen 2010 says:


    DM has it right, as usual.
    This blog should just have a permanant link to DM.
    Not just regurgitate wank spewed by PR and spinners
    That’s the job of the regular press

  236. 236
    Home sweet home says:

    Unattended tents? Why haven’t the squatters moved in? Or a displaced family from regions distant?

  237. 237
    Anonymous says:

    Treat the empty tents as litter, then if they turn up to complain / reclaim the tent, give them a FPN – a green approach they should all agree with :)

  238. 238
    VulgarDisplayOfPower says:

    I wonder if any members of the LSE Hayek Society are there?

  239. 239
    Fingers O'Cable says:

    If we still had the News Of The World we could read about the vicars, chancellors and choirboys. I do miss it. And the Spot The Balls competition – it was fun picking out Ed and Yvette.

  240. 240
    FlipC says:

    I don’t know, some of these protesters are pretty dedicated. Here’s a picture of a one-legged protester with no hands.


    Or perhaps, I don’t know, the tent was simply blocking his heat signature. But wait if one tent can do that what about all those other ‘unoccupied’ tents.

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