November 1st, 2011

Caracas Ken Wants the Oil Again

If Labour’s candidate for Mayor was anyone but Ken, Boris would be in some trouble, but instead their candidate for Mayor is a gift that keeps on giving. Ken has told London24 that he wants to reintroduce his bonkers oil deal with socialist dictator Hugo Chavez. In the face of raised eyebrows and stifled laughs Ken rants against the CIA for spreading misinformation about the dying Venezuelan leader. Ken was on Chavez’s books as an adviser after he lost to Boris… Does he have any interests to declare on such a deal?


Warm words…


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

    what is it about the left and hugging dictaters?

  2. 2
    Frank Carson says:

    It’s a Caracas

  3. 3
    AC1 says:

    Chavez will be dead rather soon (metastatic bowel cancer it seems).

  4. 4
    genghiz the kahn says:

    But he’s a good dictator – one of ‘our’ sons of bitches.

    There is nothing quite like leftist myopia, and no known cure for it either.

  5. 5
    Brillo says:

  6. 6
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    While we are on corruption and dodgey deals, Can the left comment on the great work the NOTW (R.I.P) did to inform the public on the outrage of spot fixing?

    Butt and ASif should never be allowed on a cricket feild again!

  7. 7
    AC1 says:

    You can’t make a socialist omelette without murdering lots of people.

  8. 8

    Millipede and Livingstun – what a dream ticket… NOT

  9. 9
    Penfold says:

    Ken what a blessing for Buffoon Boris.

    Its nice to see Ken still living in Marxist La-La Land, where all dwell in utopian splendour created by socialist ideals.

    And where the leadership can have their little seraglios and the little people know their place and accept their lot, whilst the leaders loll in luxury being progressive. Or was that regressive and repressive.

    Chavez is a corrupt scumbag who hopefully will still be alive to get his comeuppance.

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

    its like walking on broken egg shells :)

  11. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Sockpuppet, get your own moniker.

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

    i am goin to tweet on this – you can follow me on twitter if you lick

  13. 13

    Birds of a feather. It’s tricky to implement socialism without a good dose of authoritarianism.

  14. 14
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Why is Livingstone such a prize prat?

    Does he practice at it?
    Is there a daily routine he must follow?

    The fact that he’s in the running for London Mayor (again!) speaks absolute volumes for the mentality of the deluded Left.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    A campaign was launched yesterday for drastic action to prevent Britain’s population reaching an ‘unsustainable’ 70million.
    The ‘e-petition’ calls on David Cameron to clamp down on immigration, which is seen as the major factor behind the rising numbers.
    Organisers Migration Watch are seeking the 100,000 signatures needed to force a Parliamentary debate on the issue.

    Read more:

  16. 16
    I go off on a bender says:

    Oooooo, goody.

  17. 17
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Chavez will probably be 6ft under by the time the election comes by.

  18. 18
    Save the Pikeys! says:

    With Polly fucking off to her Tuscan villa for two months, let’s grab the opportunity while she’s away to put all the homeless Dale Farm travellers in her house. As a compassionate defender of the poor, I’m sure she won’t complain about these nice hygienic people finding refuge in her massive abode.

  19. 19
    Billy's dirty arse says:

    if you dont lick, full refund, fuck off etc

  20. 20
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    hopefully this is mod proof…

    Why is Livingstone such a prize prat?

    Does he practice at it?
    Is there a daily routine he must follow?

    The fact that he’s in the running for London Mayor (again!) spe.aks absolute volumes for the mentality of the deluded Left.

  21. 21
    Five Go Mad On Billy Bowden's Botty says:

    Do you have any followers Billy?

  22. 22
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I have been thinking about going out to South America now Katya’s dad is after me and Russia is looking a bit dodgy. I have been told the young girls out there are delectable. Methinks an MP’s delegation is in order to investigate this oil deal. Boaz.

  23. 23
    bergen says:

    I’m curious how and why Ken was given another chance by Labour when they must surely be desperate to win against Boris next year.

    Does Ken have total power over the London Labour party, no-one else wants it or are they worried he’d stand as an independent again and put them into third place?

  24. 24
    AC1 says:

    >as the major factor behind the rising numbers

    It’s the ONLY factor. The population would be shrinking if it wasn’t for unwanted imports. The welfare state is the #1 source of people trafficking.

  25. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    yes but not everybodies knows how to sing up

  26. 26
    AC1 says:

    What do you think of Georgism then?

  27. 27
    dads for two aircraft carriers says:

    Please, Londoners, save us from this lunatic.

  28. 28
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    … and the point of ths coment was?

  29. 29
    Archer Karcher says:

    It’s impossible to implement socialism without murdering lots of people who rather you didn’t. Then when you have implemented it, murdering lots more who discover how awful it is and want freedom back.

  30. 30
    Engineer says:

    What is Ken going to do with all this oil, anyway? It’s not as if he needs it, he’s oily enough as it is.

    Venezualan oil isn’t the most sought after, either. It’s among the heavier crudes, sticky to transport and low in the lighter fractions. If the refiners really wanted it, they’d go and get it themselves without needing help from Livingston.

  31. 31
    Thomas Becket says:

    You may want to re-word that…

  32. 32
    albacore says:

    Anon, won’t you please get a grip
    Our Dave has got a three-line whip
    His party’s stuffed so full of berks
    They can’t tell Englishmen from Turks

  33. 33
    You can't even satirize Polly's fans says:

    Genuine comments posted under Polly’s latest column on The Guardian: “Polly, I love you, I think you are a credit to the media in this country”, “Polly, I will miss your insightful analyses for the next two months.”

  34. 34
    Archer Karcher says:

    Don’t say that, you will make Red Ken cry the bitter tears of failure yet again.

  35. 35
    Jimmy says:

    Our strategy is to secure the election of the candidate most damaging to the government. It’s going just fine so far.

  36. 36
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    No one wants to do it. I can’t think of anyone who is interesting and prominent who might want to do it. Can’t even remember who Labour’s other candidate was … dobson?

    And while I’m at it, why hasn’t boris privatised TfL, and why does he think that politicians should decide which bus should be used?

  37. 37
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Looks like an each way bet to me.

  38. 38
    Archer Karcher says:


  39. 39
    Nemo says:

    “Ken was on Chavez’s books as an adviser after he lost to Boris… “its a good job Gordoom is not his advisor

  40. 40
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Ken really is a fucking loon – the amazing thing is there are still people prepared to vote for him – I suppose it’s the payroll vote and his special interest groups – Muslims and other ethnic minorities.

  41. 41
    Archer Karcher says:

    Stuff them into her mansion in Lewes too, what on earth does a committed socialist need so many houses for?

  42. 42
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    So Polly’s off to Tuscany for the winter. She’s obviously really feeling the pinch. At least we’ll be spared her hypocritical hysterical lecturing over the Christmas period.

  43. 43
    Silvio Berlusconi says:

    I will come with you Handy, after I step down, Italy is always in need of more oil.

  44. 44
    Ken Pondlife says:

    You are most welcome boys. We will have to visit Cuba as well as they have just discovered huge offshore oil deposits and their girls, sorry newts, are also most delectable.

  45. 45
    Herman Cain says:

    Can I come too boys?

  46. 46
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want fellatio.

  47. 47
    Nemo says:

    He must be of retirement age so why doesn’t he, is it like a case of like entertainers who go on & on & on………………

  48. 48
    Nemo says:

    Well have Liebore anyone to replace him?

  49. 49
    Archer Karcher says:

    Don’t count on it, the old loon is probably on the internet and able to cook up a risable diatribe at any moment. Luckily it will only be in the Grauniad so none will read her demented outpouring.

  50. 50
    cowboy gynaecologist says:

    *Genuine* comments. Phnaarr.

  51. 51
    Meanwhile somewhere in a field in Benghazi says:

    An ex Oil worker’s daughter is raped, beaten, and murdered.

    The new boss takes over from the old boss.

    Little people can’t see the difference.

    One political class despises them.

    The other pities them.

    Both Enslave.

  52. 52
    Joseph Kennedy, grandson and namesake of the Ambassador says:

    I don’t know why everybody hates on Hugo Chavez like they do. He’s treated me very well; I’ve even done TV advertisements in the States telling everyone how mi amigo gives away heating oil to the poor in Massachusetts and elsewhere, for which I am paid a nominal consideration, of course. Don’t believe me? Just ask my comrade, err buddy, Sean Penn. I am following in the footsteps of your great Prime Minister Blair in trying to carry on a parallel foreign policy while lining my own pockets, seeing as how Tony has done so well in that endeavor.

  53. 53
    AC1 says:

    It’s also got a lot of sulphur in it I hear…

    I got told only the U.S. can refine it efficiently.

  54. 54
    The Left says:

    1. He may be a son of a bitch, but he’s OUR son of a bitch.

    2. We are obsessed with power.

  55. 55
    George Street says:


  56. 56
    Billy's anal wart says:

    Brothers in arms

  57. 57
    George Street says:


  58. 58
    Gordon Brown says:

    Smack my bitch up!

  59. 59
  60. 60
    Sir William Waad says:

    We can tell what God thinks of oil by looking at the kind of people he gave it to.

  61. 61
    AC1 says:

    + 1 (except for charitable donations).

  62. 62
    Billy's anal wart says:

    Disappointing growth figures Jimmy?

  63. 63
    AC1 says:

    It seems to curse those living over it.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    Ken will hug anyone for votes-one week supporting gay pride a week later giving a civic reception to a “moderate immam” who would like to throw gays from high places.

  65. 65
    AC1 says:

    You reckon that thick old hag can use The Internet?

  66. 66
    George Street says:


  67. 67
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Ending the previous oil deal cost the London Council Tax payer £6m as a penalty payment.

    Susequently, Ken turned up as a consultant on urban affairs in Caracus.

    Now if you putting 2+2 together one could possibly see how a developing country like Venezuela could afford the indespensible advice that Livingslime might give?

    Perhaps somebody should look into what work Livingstone has done on behalf of Venezuela against how much he has been paid?

  68. 68
    WVM says:

    Arrrrr you beat me to it Brillo, good call, more needs to be made of it.

  69. 69
    Sir William Waad says:

    ‘Cos if they don’t, we’ll run the referendum again, and again, and again, until they do.

  70. 70
    Billy's anal wart says:

    hope u like my new moniker Billy.

  71. 71
    AC1 says:

    Boris should Ax a lot ll

  72. 72
    Democracy EU style. says:

    Oh shit your right, they’ll just keep having referendums until they get the right answer.

  73. 73
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  74. 74
    Billy's anal wart says:

    Calm down dear.

  75. 75
    Ah! Monika says:

    Just postage stamps

  76. 76
  77. 77
    Selohesra says:

    Much as I like you Billy I’m not going to lick you

  78. 78
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “I suppose it’s the payroll vote and his special interest groups – Muslims and other ethnic minorities.”

    That was the case with the old GLC. But that was because they had the power to give wasters other people’s money. The Mayor’s office doesn’t have this power, that is why Ken lost in 2008, he just can’t bribe enough people to vote for him anymore. And given that Livingstone’s type of voters are the type of people, less likely to bother to vote anyway, without a financial incentive, they just won’t bother.

  79. 79
    FattiePrescot says:

    Don’t forget me, I love these taxpayer funded jollies and I believe the food there is fantastic, and might satisfy my cravings.

  80. 80
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Not had your lithium tablets today Billy?

  81. 81
    Lord Prescott of Credit Card says:

    Hi everybody!

  82. 82
    Billy's anal wart says:

    Cheer up Billy!

  83. 83
    Dave Cameron says:

    I am listening.

    From now on, any country that is not gay friendly will have it’s DfID grant reduced. The savings will be given to countries that are gay friendly. Thankyou for reading my message.

  84. 84


  85. 85
    Selohesra says:

    Just been to you website Ampers – are you colour blind?

  86. 86
    FattiePrescot says:

    Labour should have let me stand for Mayor after all my achievements in government, plus think of all the free grub and expenses I could grab, whilst double claiming on the Lords freebies.
    I have made more use of taxpayers money than any other person over the last 40 years, whether via the taxpayer funded Union, the taxpayer funded House of Commons or the taxpayer funded House of Lords.

  87. 87
    Boris Johnson says:

    Throw my name in the hat boys.

  88. 88
    NeverRed says:

    It stinks just like Ken.

  89. 89
    Archer Karcher says:

    Hmmm, Log On, Password, Connect to a Network…….you’re right, probably not.

  90. 90
    NeverRed says:

    I hope the old hag suffers power cuts, and much more as all the public sector workers in Italy strike and riot.

  91. 91
    Joseph Kennedy, grandson and namesake of the Ambassador says:


  92. 92
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Thatcher loved Pinochet.

  93. 93
    Carole Caplin says:

    I gave Tony many handjobs. He gave me many facials.

  94. 94
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Was it an american that told you that?

    Libyan oil is a bit heavy too isn’t it? So perhaps those italian refineries made with it in mind could do it.

  95. 95
    Jimmy says:


    Rings a bell…I’ve definitely heard that word before somewhere

  96. 96
    sockpuppet #4 says:


  97. 97
    EdButLookBalls says:

    I hope and pray that Psittacosis is like a winter flu in Tuscany; I feel that ugly old harridans like Polly will be susceptible!!!

  98. 98
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Enough money seemed to find its way into Lee Jasper’s pockets.

  99. 99

    Except the BBC who regard it as Holy Writ.

  100. 100
    Treated like a second class citizen says:

    Ken is a lying sponger.

  101. 101
    Yes we Ken says:

    Is there no end to this man’s talents. He (Livingstone not Chavez, though Chavez is an ally of the Iranian regime) used to be a presenter on Iranian state tv, Press TV. Press TV was the brainchild of Mahmood I’m a dinner jacket (who said that gays do not exist in Iran) ! Interesting how Livingstone’s supporters seem to have collective amnesia about his previous employment on Press TV. Yuman rights !

  102. 102
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Because Pinochet hated the Argies and gave commie bastards like Chavez a good kicking in Chile.

    And he wore his uniform with much more panache!

  103. 103
    Vladimir Putin says:

    Ken is a national treasure. The Conservatives should take very good care of him. Perhaps we could embalm him, like Lenin, and put him on permanent display to remind Londoners of a time when the “mayor of London” thought his job was to consult his I- Spy book of third world dictators and terrorist misfits to find one mot likely to be most offensive to his employers, the electorate.

  104. 104
    Tony Bliar the champagne socialist says:

    Better still 165 people agreed with it………..May God have mercy on their soul’s………

  105. 105
    Anonymous says:

    Here’s what happens next
    If either of them get time in the pokey they will

    a) Claim asylum stating fear for their lives

    b) Cite Human Rights as a reason not to be deported even though they deserve to be kicked out

    It’s all so simple, but with a permanently flaccid Home Office and judges who think they know best, what’s the betting both will still be here for the foreseeable future?

  106. 106
    HappyUK says:

    Spot on. Much like in showbiz, there are plenty of political Miss Havishams out there, still convinced they’re still in with a shout that desperately need putting out of their misery. In Ken’s case 30+ years after his heyday…

  107. 107
    HappyUK says:

    2011 / 2012 will continue to see them falling like flies in my humble prediction. Roll on Chavez (not long now), Bashar, Castro, Il Jong…

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Haven’t I seen that salute somewhere before?

  109. 109
    Maximus says:

    He’s going to use it of course. Every bit of Venezuelan that he uses means that much less need for developing the national shale gas resources.

    Shale gas — frakking marvellous stuff. Exactly what we need to avoid the global recession (that and getting out of the EU). Green, too (as if anyone was serious about a War on Plants).

  110. 110
    Gobble D Gook says:

    If that was not so serious it would be a “silly point”. More cake Johnners?

  111. 111
    Plink says:

    To hide away from the mob?

  112. 112
    Terry says:

    We already have a State broadcaster that controls most Radio and TV, why not go all the way and have a Socialist Dictatorship – seems a waste not to give it a go.

  113. 113
  114. 114
    ? says:

    Yup, must be all those intellectuals camped outside St Paul’s cathedral in exchange for a t-shirt.

    PS: Why doe’s a champagne ‘sociali’st need to ‘stick an apo’strophe in ‘soul’s, a ‘simple plural?

  115. 115
    ? says:

    Oh sod it, I forgot you can’t name names on here. Try again:

    Yup, must be all those intellectuals camped outside St P*^l’s cathedral in exchange for a t-shirt.

    PS: Why doe’s a champagne ‘sociali’st need to ‘stick an apo’strophe in ‘soul’s, a ‘simple plural?

  116. 116
    ? says:

    Ha! Gotcha.

  117. 117
    Ahoy there! says:

    Is that that famous sailor Fellatio Hornblower?

  118. 118
    Call me Infidel says:

    Soon to be an ex socialist dictator.

  119. 119
    ? says:

    This was a response to 105. Don’t know what it is doing down here.

  120. 120
    M says:

    If people used a different word to describe the net economical sustainability of population flows between sovereign tax systems ,
    Perhaps that’ll remove the stick from arse of the debate & make everyone fell less “up tight” about the subject.

  121. 121
    Zeno says:

    Nearly. Isn’t it Spanish for blowing the bugle?

  122. 122
    Zeno says:

    Yes. It was popularised by a socialist in the 1930s.

  123. 123
    Nobody you know says:

    He’ll be ready for his close up soon!!!

  124. 124
    chilli chile says:

    Pinochet was a torturing, raping, fascist twat.

    Do get your facts right, dearie, or next you’ll be saying “That Hitler bloke? He had the right idea.”

  125. 125
    Ricoculous says:

    He took money from Chavez? Post the links. I’m a Labour man of some renown and will disown him online if you do.

  126. 126
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    I was in my local bank branch yesterday and witnessed an illegal immigrant attempting to claim he was legal and demanding a loan, on the spot, with no papers to back him up. The poor girl on the Lloyds desk, barely able to cope with the barrage of demands from this desperate tosser, is at the sharp end of demonstrating how Bliar and Brown deliberately and for naked political reasons, allowed the human tide of illegals and foreign benefit fraudsters to swamp our banking, health, and social services.

    Allegedly, it was one Jakob Strawinski who put this scheme to the two PMs. He’s better known as Jack Straw and is one of the most unsavoury and cunning of the abysmal bunch of dealers and wankers who ran our country into the ground over 13 miserable years. The fukcer should be hanged by the thumbs and wrapped in barbed wire until his eyeballs pop out.

  127. 127
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    Don’t forget that horrendous Bennite battle-axe known as Vanessa Redgrave. Like him, she’s always clung to the benefits of wealth and privilege while decrying every effort to bring order and sanity to any matter of social controversy.

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