November 2nd, 2011

Tarquin Fights the System


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

    Tosser lol

    One day when they live in the real world they will understand.

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  2. 2
    Ac/Dc/AC says:

    free right on porn YAY!

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    DaveB says:

    Not entirely sure I understand. Are you saying he/they shouldn’t have use of/own laptops to protest? I genuinely hope not, otherwise I’ve seriously overestimated you.

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      BillyBob... says:

      Bunch of C8nts with rich parents perhaps??

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        DaveB says:

        Regardless of the reality that being able to afford a laptop is hardly evidence of rich parents, are you saying that children of rich parents, or even just rich folk, shouldn’t be allowed to protest?

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          AC1 says:

          see 12

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          • DaveB says:

            Thanks AC1, interesting reading, but I’m still curious to know if folks genuinely believe that just by having some money means someone has less of a voice?

            Many kids fortunate enough to be born into affluent families benefit from private schools/education, maybe some of those kids have grown up and are now reading/commenting on this blog; we certainly know some of them are presently running our country. Are you saying that they didn’t have valid opinions when they were that age simply because they were born into money?

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          • Comprehensive educated pleb who can't afford an expensive laptop says:

            They’re hypocrites- benefitting from a private education, rich parents and the capitalist system while protesting against others enjoying the same.

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          • DaveB says:

            There was no ‘reply’ button beneath the Comprehensive educated pleb who can’t afford an expensive laptop, so I’ll have to use this one.

            Dear Comprehensive educated pleb who can’t afford an expensive laptop, you call protestors with money hypocrites, yet you seem to genuinely believe that it’s okay to decide what a complete stranger can or can’t be passionate about? That’s a very scary belief system you’ve got there.

            What’s so wrong with benefiting from capitalism yet feeling strongly about the growing divide in this country? I’m reasonably well off, but feel sickened by the staggering amount of money diverted from this country in unpaid tax. I spent much of this year being hounded for an unpaid tax bill of £1950. My solicitor estimated the whole affair cost around £65k before it was established they were in error. Throughout the entire process I was bullied, threatened, and made to feel like a criminal. Throughout the entire process details were constantly being revealed in the media about yet another huge company being let off paying *what they owe*. Using your belief system, am I wrong to feel that is unjust?

            Earlier in the year I made a significant donation to several maternity wards and the RCM who all had funding withdrawn due to cuts. I have no children, can’t stand the little bastards and have no desire to have children, but these amazing people have devoted their lives to ensuring there are new lives brought into this world, yet is seems they are deemed not that important, and all the while another multinational is allowed to get away without paying *what they owe*. I was moved to donate money to try and help these truly wonderful people. Because of my beliefs about children, was that wrong of me? Because I don’t want kids and have no interest in them personally, am I not allowed to be passionate about their cause?

            I happily munch on animals. I also have very strong beliefs about animal welfare and believe they should be reared responsibly and slaughtered as humanely as possible. I support several animal welfare awareness groups to this end. Because I eat dead animals, am I not allowed to be passionate about living ones?

            That’s a very scary belief system you’ve got there.

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          • Compehensive pleb says:

            I’ve no desire to decide what people are allowed to be passionate about.
            I am however allowed to have an opinion about whether people are hypocrites.
            And your tale of woe about the inevitable consequences of an unpaid tax bill,your charitable activities and carniverous eating habits are completely irrelevant.

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          • DaveB says:

            I see you can now afford a new laptop. Hurrah! Congratulations.

            I also see that you have problems understanding the written word. Oh dear. (There’s nothing inevitable about being hounded for a phantom tax bill).

            It’s clear you have nothing much to actually say on this matter, other than you simply don’t like folk, who you don’t like, doing things that you don’t like. Which is perfectly dandy and delightful. It’s your right to feel passionately about not liking certain types of people, as much as it’s their right to feel passionately about injustice.

            And my own belief, while I’m on the subject, is that it’s beyond logical comprehension to genuinely think that because someone comes from an affluent background they have somehow forfeited any right to be passionate about misplaced wealth and unpaid taxes.

            It’s. Just. Bonkers.

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      The wizz says:

      Probably acquired during the looting riots???

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        very angry but helpless citizen says:

        acquired from student loan or from his trust fund.

        either way fuck off and do some work and leave St Pauls in peace to be a church.

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          hapless citizen says:

          Church seem happy to let them stay. You however should fuck off from anywhere you happen to be – you are not welcome in my country.

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    Perhaps the macbook was donated by a ‘friendly’union.

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    Starbuck's is for thick CUNTS says:

    Skinny latte with extra hundreds and thousands – £4.35

    Oh, OK – I’ll just take the free wi-fi, mate.

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      Our Denry says:

      Why not make a flask up its a lot cheaper made at home, or they too idol or even worse unable to make a flask of coffee up.

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      All those beat up friends of mine
      Got to get you in their books
      And lead guitars and movie stars
      Get their tongues beneath your hood

      Yeah! You’re a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star
      Yeah, a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star
      A star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker star

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        jabbathecat says:

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        The Paragnostic says:

        As soon as you’re born you get an iPod
        You fill it with Dylan, you silly old sod
        Till you think that there’s fairies or maybe a God
        A Middle class wanker is something to be
        A Middle class wanker is something to be…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    are the Laptop and hoddie “fairtrade” or whatever that bollocks is?

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      Billy Bowden in the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Sockpuppet, stop posting with my monkier or I will tweet about it

      Fellow screnlickers
      you can follow me on twitter :)

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    Mike Litorus says:

    I hope dysentry tears through the dirty Hunts camp…

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    Julian Assange says:

    Has anyone seen Jemima Khan recently ? Can’t get through to her, think she’s changed her number.

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  9. 11
    Our Denry says:

    He has to keep up with his Facebook init, go to any library and I bet 50% are on Facebook

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    Blogger Lord Prescott says:

    Nothing wrong with that. The lad just needs to put on a bit more weight and put in some claims for expenses.

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      Jackie's husband says:

      Dear John, thank you for the gift voucher valued at £499.99.
      Your very generous with other peoples money, times are hard now the wife has to whore herself to LBC for a couple of hours work.

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        Blogger Lord Prescott says:

        That’s awright, Dick. I’ll send you another few bob from my expenses so you can get a few more videos – LOL. While the wife’s away? I know where you’re coming from!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Is it “Hoody” or ” Hoddie” ?

    I thought the 2nd, but with my spelling and grammar etc…

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    Steve Jobby says:

    Looks a little tinny for a Mac. More likely to be Atom or Dell, methinks.

    While we’re on the subject of fighting the system online: How’s the fuck EU e-petition going? I can’t be arsed to check.

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    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    I think that’s Hugo. Tarq’s probably inside having a shit.

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    The best marketing scam in the universe is Apple.

    Somehow they managed to make themselves the ‘good’ corporation against Microsoft’s ‘bad’ corporation. They are both megabillion, rapacious, resource hungry corporations.

    Yet somehow if you stick an apple on a product it becomes non-capitalist.

    Its the Polly Toynbee trick. She’s rich, but she cares ..so she’s somehow allowed to be an honorary pauper.

    Maybe this how the predator/not quite so predatory strategy works?

    Bad = BP,Starbucks,Vodafone,Top Shop, McDonalds.

    Good = Fina, Costa Coffee, O2, New Look, Greggs.

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      labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      The Beatles got there first.

      Who’s idea was it, Yoko’s I think.

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      nell says:

      Greggs?!

      Are you kidding have you seen the food they sell in there – high fat, high sugar, high salt and the number of obese people that patronise the Gregg establishments?

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        Infuriated of West Mids says:

        Yeah, but don’t knock their cheese and onion pasties! Fond memories of eating those piping hot in the winter lunchtimes back when I woz doing my A-levelses!

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      AC1 says:

      Apple is really a terrible corporation compared to Gates’s.

      Last year he lowered malaria deaths by 100,000.

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      • 147
        Another Engineer says:

        Yes, its all rather ironic.

        All those Steve Jobs worshippers who cursed Bill Gates as a horrible capitalist turned out to be on the wrong side in the end.

        Though I still use Linux.

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          The Paragnostic says:

          Freetard!

          (that’s from another Linux user :-P)

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          J R Hartley Esq says:

          Lest we forget the climate-change Liar Al Gore is on the board of Apple, as if you had run out of reasons to hate them

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Shiny shit for superficial twats.

            In the past month, both Dennis Ritchie (who co-created both Unix and C) and John McCarthy (the discoverer of Lisp) have passed away, but all you hear about is a spoilt twat who clung to Wozniak’s coat tails and made some very average but very fashionable gadgets.

            Apple peaked at the IIe – if they’d carried that through to today, we’d have desktop supercomputers and not frigging iMaTwats.

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      • 302
        Cat says:

        And that’s good? We have no proper wars anymore, or any other form of population control. There’s a lot to be said for malaria.

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          The Paragnostic says:

          100,000 more people to grow up uneducated, breed and give birth to yet more charity consumers.

          Seems like a good bargain to some…

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      Seriously - Windows is really shit. says:

      Actually, in general, the reason Apple is seen as ‘for the people’ and Microsoft is held up as an example of ‘bad capitalism’ has very little to do with logo’s. It’s more to do with whether the expensive product I’ve just bought works properly or not.

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Why is this pointless camp getting so much wall to wall media coverage daily.

    I’ll bet there are more serious injustices and protests elswhere that are getting zero coverage from the state broadcaster.

    All it amounts to is a big DIVERSION away from the commie clusterfuck that is imploding accross the channel.

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      Credit to 5 live. The Times religous correspondent was saying
      “Most people in the country support this camp”

      Aasmah Mir: “Really?”

      Ruth Gledhill – “Yes..They do.”

      Aasmah Mir- “Really? The texts and callers in don’t think so.”

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      The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

      The Meeja like protest “camps” . They are at St. Paul’s because Dale Farm is over.

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    George Papandreou says:

    I hate capitalism.
    Its totally shit.

    When it was a military dictatorship here, we were doing just fine.

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    So much Stupidity, So Little Time says:

    You do realise you’re just wandering round London like a pillock taking photos of people with MacBooks yes? It’s a pretty weird thing to do. You’re wandering around taking photos of people who you claim are wasting their time. ahem.

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      Fitbad the Tailor says:

      You do realise that everybody’s doing it. There are more cameras than placards/truncheons at most demos.

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    just saying says:

    Guido really shouldn’t be encouraging criminals like that. It would be awful if they all got their laptops and iphones nicked.

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      The lights are going out all over Europe.... says:

      Naw it’s all right their parents probably took out the Low Cost Student insurance Package when they started uni….guaranteed replacement mobile/lap top in 24 hours…

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    Jon RIchards says:

    Guido, I can’t work out whether you really are this dim or if it is just wilful ignorance on your part. Your McCarthyesque characterisation of this protest suggesting that anyone not happy with income inequality / bail out of banks / crony capitalism etc is some sort of communist / marxist really is poor quality hyperbole at best. Is this what your blog is coming to? some sort of online Fox News? really pathetic. Whether it’s you or the morons on CNBC / Fox patronisingly chuckling about protesters using their iphones / laptops etc as hypocrits because they are the products of capitalism really is lowest common denominator, childish rubbish which is so far off the mark to be unbelievable. This is NOT a protest about capitalism per se, by far the majority of protesters believe in and understand that a market based economy is necessary. What the protest is about is crony capitalism or corporatism if you prefer. The co-mingling of corporations and governments, the revolving door between government and private lobbying, the two tier justice system where bankers can lose millions of $ or £ where at most the culprits will pay a fine but not even have to admit legal liability.
    A few months ago your blog used to be an interesting and insightful read. Unfortunately since then you seem to have descended in to classic right wing tabloid type smearing and your audience is infinitely worse off as a result.

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      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Guido, i really think you should have a compliants section and a compliants handler.

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        Applications for the position of complaints handler: Interviews to take place on 03/11/11 from 9.30am.

        Applicants list.

        1. Billy Bowden -9.30am

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          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          Is the pub open a 9.30 am, surely some mistake.

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          • Full refund etc says:

            Billy wants to do compliants not complaints. He could not do the complaints since he would have to judge complaints about the fact that he is not clocked from this site.

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    • 41

      Igonikon Jack lives.

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        Audemus Dicere says:

        SC – I wouldn’t have thought you were in any (super)position to make a definitive judgement about whether someone was alive!

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          Audemus Dicere Pater Noster, I have referred before to the fact that the cat can itself be an observer. No one has considered this. And these quantum mechanics guys are supposed to be bright.

          I do not claim to be bright myself but I did read Bishop Berkeley. I am not a believer in sky fairies but it did give me a pointer to the fact that there is so often an observer when most people think there is not.

          Sed libera nos a malo.

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        Igonikon Jack says:

        That is a very interesting post by Schrödinger’s cat.
        The cat of course does not exist, he is a thought experiment
        which makes
        his post even more interesting.

        Igonikon Jack, USA

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      • 137
        jabbathecat says:

        Unfortunately. When he disappeared a few weeks back I thought perhaps he had been involved in a mugging gone wrong in, say, Chicago or Detroit, perhaps he had jaywalked at the wrong time in LA, but it seems they merely recaptured him and stuck him back on his meds before he escaped again from Shutter Island.

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        The Paragnostic says:

        Lol Cat – he’s still commenting in the Telegraph. Saw a comment by him yesterday and thought “wish Ewandme would take this incoherent cunt in hand”….

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        Archie says:

        Iggy Jack, Cat! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Whisper it not in Gath……………….!

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    • 51
      East India Company wallah says:

      Listen dickhead,if your parents couldnt be arsed to spell your christian name correctly then why exactly should the rest of civilisation have to listen to your mock moral high ground trolling-your argument on wage inequality was taken up by all communist regimes but it also comes with all the other socialist crap like starvation and that is why capitalism wins-you are free to diet,eat or pig-out on whatever food blows your skirt up-any North Korean restaurants round your end Jon????

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        Jon RIchards says:

        East India, why is it with all you far right loonies that the only options are crony capitalism or communism? Is your mind really that narrow? If you read my post you will see that I embrace capitalism and a market economy, it’s just that the current incarnation of capitalism has got far out of control. All people are asking for is regulation in the right places and rules which create the right incentives as opposed to mad risk taking where bankers get all the upside but taxpayers get all the losses. That is a type of socialism and not one that I like. If for one second you could stop frothing at the mouth giving extreme examples like North Korea or some starvation induced by collective farms and actually thought for a second, you know, an actual cognitive process taking place in your brain, then you might realise that no one is looking for massive upheaval or change, just some tightening of the rules to ensure a level playing field. Also as I assume East India company isn’t your real name, I can also confirm Jon is not mine, just a pseudonym….

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          Banker wankers says:

          I agree with jon, there is something inherently wrong about a banking system which charges a customer £30 for going a few pounds overdrawn whilst they themselves are millions overdrawn. Bunch of c unts, fuck them I say!

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          • Lloyds TSB, the bank that likes to say "Fuck you!" says:

            Dear customer,

            We note that you are overdrawn and, therefore, you are struggling financially.

            To assist you at this difficult time, we have written you this letter, and we’re charging you £25 for it.

            Assuring you of our full attention at all times,

            Kind regards
            Lloyds Bank.

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          AC1 says:

          Glad you support tax cuts then?

          Bet you support that disaster of a tobin (flies be upon him) tax.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            What the idiots who support a Tobin tax don’t realise is that no matter how small they make the tax, there is a point at which it makes sense to relocate in order not to pay it.

            I don’t know what the proposed level of the tax is, but I’ve seen people try to defend 0.05%. Now if you’re doing 10 billion of trades a year (and that’s not large), 0.05% of that is still 5 million quid, which isn’t far off what it would cost to relocate a smallish office and staff.

            For most people, it seems a tiny tax to raise billions for “good causes”. For those taxed, it’s a no-brainer to move elsewhere and not pay it.

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          • AC1 says:

            The tax would be equal on all moves so would merely be passed onto the consumer directly with no increase in quality of debt, or decline in speculation.

            It would merely makes the stock market MORE volatile.

            I would suggest a tax on bank balance sheets of around 1% (to fund 100% depositor protection) and reasonable interest rates nearer their historic averages (i.e. less systematic debt).

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Can’t see how a ‘house take’ (which is effectively what a Tobin tax is) on trades would make the market more volatile. Or rather, I can, but only at the margins – under normal conditions, it would act as a disincentive to marginal trades, but under stress, large trades at small margins would suddenly make more sense (I’m looking at it from a game-theory point of view, modelling trading as a poker game).

            Either way, unless it is a global tax, it’s a disincentive to doing business, and therefore bad news.

            On banks, I’d require sensible (min 15%) capital reserves, and a tax on lending for property (capital for equipment to be exempt) to fund a deposit protection scheme. The short-term impact would be harsh but manageable, but long term stability would be much improved.

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          East India Company wallah says:

          You simply cannot have a highly regulated market economy as the costs can only be borne by corporations with a monopolistic control of whatever it is they produce or service,when do you think the next big auditor will break into the market,how do you think the next newly formed construction company in your area will get on the tender list for local authority work if the minimum turnover is £5 million,maternity/paternity rights are a godsend to the current champions of industry it simply entrenches them further.
          As competition falls in the marketplace so too does global competitiveness hence the future ramp in inflation as foreign orders dwindle.
          Received education is just that,you cannot buck the market no matter what protectionism is employed.
          Also I am not a far right looney as you well know,Jon

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      But it isn’t, is it?

      The teacher who complained about inequality, yet never mentioned her own pension and holidays.
      The activist who claimed he was a ‘full time activist.’ But never explained how he survives without a job or an income except handouts.

      Its a self indulgent hippytrip of the remnants of all the professional protest groups.
      Did Greenham Women remove the missiles from the UK? No, they didn’t.

      Regan did. By winning the cold war. The man that appalled those deluded women the most made the missiles unnecessary.What was funny was they could not see that the missiles were there to protect them, at the American’s expense, from the cold war bogeyman of the USSR. That CND was a laudable protest was irrelevant. The missiles were placed and removed without any input from the Greenham women.

      These hipsters are no different. They are like a an over eager audience watching a weak magician who has barely mastered his craft
      .
      “Pick a cause- any cause -shuffle it – put it back in the pack -Don’t let me see, because I don’t care what it is..Ok..is this your cause? Save the polar bears? ..Well, close enough..you’re in.”

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        nell says:

        That’s cutting to the bone Bill. Telling it how it is – just like a real Fenman!!

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          Audemus Dicere says:

          Indeed (apart from Bill confusing the chief protagonist of The Sweeney with the greatest US President of all…!).

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          • AC1 says:

            Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
            Ronald Reagan

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          • What is an a between friends?

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          • Poor Jack will be spinning in his grave.

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          • Sorry. Please re-transmit in Morse.

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          • Vegan and Cartier.
            THE Treasury – Pt 2

            Tory Inspector ‘Dave’ Vegan arrives to talk with his young Detective Chancellor, George Cartier.

            Cartier is explaining what he knows.

            “This bearded lady came to see me right, guv’nor. She says her old man is missing.”

            “Bearded lady? An actual lady with a beard?” asked Detective Regan, reaching for his gold cigarette case containing Turkish cigarettes and his Dunhill lighter.

            “No Guv..just a beard..you know. A Broadway? A Danny? ”

            “George…spare me the Mockney. Just tell the tale, son..”

            “Well guv, she says her old man is missing. No one’s seen him since back in May. ”

            “Since May? She didn’t exactly rush round in a hurry did she? 6 months and she’s only just noticed…”

            “May 2010..he’s actually 18 months missing. She spends time away, she says..” George consulted his notebook, tapping his lip with his Montblanc.
            “She says I don’t spend much time in Scotland In fact I’d rather be anywhere but Fucking Fife.”

            “George..this isn’t a job for the Treasury. This is a missing John Q..give it to uniform..”

            “Ahh..but, there’s a twist..See, I checked about a bit and asked his employer and they say yes, he still works there, but they haven’t seen him either.”

            “What? And they are still paying him, yet he doesn’t show up?”

            “£65 grand,”explained Cartier with a smile.

            “£65 thou’ and he doesn’t show? Are they deranged?”

            “£65 thousand pounds..plus expenses, guvnor. And they aren’t small neither…” He checked his notebook again “..colour TV.. airline tickets, petrol. Biscuits and bananas..dishwasher tablets..cleaner..Sky TV and a pony worth of Nokias.”

            “Are you taking the piss George? Who can claim all this domestic? Its a bloody liberty..So let’s get this straight. This man, what his name?”

            “Brown..Gordon Brown.”

            “This Mr Brown is claiming expense for a job he doesn’t do, where he isn’t even seen for months and months, and he may or may not still be alive? And no one thinks this is ‘a little bit dodgy.'”

            “There’s still more guv. He has other money coming in too. Look at these accounts. £3,500 from the Democratic Party. £2,00 from the Qatar friends of capitalism.
            £0.65p from HSBC for ‘advice on the economy’ And all into an account in the name of the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown.”

            “Ohh I see…Brown bags is it? Brown by name and Brown by nature. And this Sarah is the old bag, am I right?”

            “Right Guv. looks like a Guardian Media Group offshore ‘arrangement’.”

            “And you think she’s come forward now because he’s begun to diddle her?”

            “I doubt that..I wouldn’t..tree trunks and a face like a rubber hammer. Wouldn’t touch her with yours, Sir.”

            “You cheeky sod..Right, we’d better have a look at this. Get the car George. A Bentley I think. We’ll pay a visit to Mrs Brown and see what she really knows about the disappearing Mr Brown.”

            “You know what I think? I think this looks like the Islington mob..you know..multiple accounts.multimillion quid deals..taxpayer stumping up for police protection and such..Its got the Blairs’ dabs all over it.”

            “Don’t be soft George. .. The Blairs wouldn’t take a piss for £2,000. This is an altogether grubbier kind of enterprise. Now get the car. And some shooters.. we might get lucky.”

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          • Use a Pun, Go to Gaol says:

            A worthwhile Endeavour.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Classic Bill Q – thanks!

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          • *****Brilliant*****

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      self loather says:

      I really wish I didn’t read that.

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      Nothing ever changes;nothing ever will says:

      This ain’t the “States”…this is the UK…. …it’s why we don’t do revolutions …the majority just moan over our pint instead of taking to the streets…it’s why the UK is the despair of revolutionaries……

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        Oliver Cromwell says:

        Speak for yourself

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        Cell time says:

        The generation who are teans now, will have been educated under new labour, will have hugely inflated expectations from their qualifications, coinciding with Uni fees, huge youth unemployment, no pubs to visit to sup a pint, and all this evidence of lack of Democracy all about them, civil unrest is more likely than at any other time in my life.

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          Anonymous says:

          My teen, who’s at uni in the Midlands, has four pubs within walking distance of his flat plus subsidised booze in the SU.

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        Titus Oates says:

        That’s coz when the chips are down someone always grasses the leaders.

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      murdock appreciation society says:

      +1

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      Sir William Waad says:

      Well, I’m glad we got that straight. I thought they were just (a) having a doss and (b) building up some material to brag about to their mates.

      Trouble is, we oldies can remember all those Revolting Students, people waving Mao’s Little Red Book, French girls with hairy armpits making colourful T-shirts, the Symbionese Liberation Effing Armyand then the Socialist Shirkers, Greenham Commoners and so on and on and on and on like the lingring smell of a cabbage fart.

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      • 122
        Audemus Dicere says:

        “on and on and on like the lingring smell of a cabbage fart.”

        All very true Sir William, but you have put me off my dinner entirely (especially the cabbage).

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      Engineer says:

      When the protest started, it had a valid point to make. To it’s great credit, it did so pe*cefully.

      Since then, it has become a bit of a mish-mash. It seems to have become a magnet for ‘activists’ of all sorts, so nobody is quite sure what the protest is really about, now. It seems to have caused the Church on who’s lawn it has landed a great deal of grief (though to be fair that is mainly the said Church’s fault), and the fact that most of the protestors go home to quite pleasant properties each evening is something of a PR disaster.

      So far as banks and corporations go, there was undoubtedly hubris in the boardrooms of some banks before the crisis of 2008, and there still is. However, they alone are not to blame – it was politicians who decided to use taxpayers’ money to bail out banks. The sovereign debt crisis is caused by governments borrowing beyond sensible limits, and the ‘easy credit’ splurge causing the boom of the early years of this century was down to central banks, including especially America, being too free with interest rates.

      All these, and the many economic theorists encouraging them, also bear part of the blame. To attack banks and corporations alone is too simplistic; it also won’t solve the current problems.

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      • 124
        AC1 says:

        Exactly, they should be Occupying Kirkaldy where the loon who decided on corporate marxism lives.

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        • 150
          Engineer says:

          Occupying the Bank of England and demanding an end to QE might be more constructive, followed by using their energy to start new companies and help earn our way out of the mess.

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        • 199
          The Paragnostic says:

          Fuck off – Kirkcaldy’s a shithole. Not a single Starbucks, and no free WiFi…

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      • 149

        It does seem a bit unfair that the Wall Street mob are causing pain for Obama, who probably agrees with them, and not Wall Street, who couldn’t give a Sir William’s cabbage emission.

        Dubya would probably have set the National guard on them.

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        • 157
          Engineer says:

          Dubya possibly would, but that might have been a bit of a PR own goal. Better to ignore it and let it peter out of it’s own accord. Obama seems perfectly capable of making enough economic problems for himself without needing any assistance from OWS.

          If it wasn’t for the BBC bigging it up at every opportunity, the London one would have fizzled out by now.

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    • 132
      sceptical says:

      That’s a nice big winge, Mr Richards. So what’s your solution to all these alleged problems? Any constructive ideas or policies?

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      • 146
        jabbathecat says:

        Let capitalism work without trying to socialise it, like it’s meant to. If a company, or bank, is bankrupt, call in the liquidator and let the share holders take a haircut like they are supposed to instead of pissing away good taxpayer money putting off the inevitable.

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      • 160
        when I were a lass says:

        The Greenham Common women spent about ten years camping outside a US airbase until it was finally closed down.They didn’t spend the odd night in a tent in between their media and PR jobs and popping home to feed the cat.
        Those of us on the anti-Poll tax march endured beatings by hoards of Met police who’d been hiding in the South African embassy. I witnessed old ladies being charged by officers mounted on horseback and others being truncheoned.
        Blair got the tanks out when millions of us protested against the Iraq war and Labour’s phoney claims of WMD.
        So Jon, your generation doesn’t have a monopoly on protest and we don’t need lectures from someone who thinks that camping outside a church and forcing the resignation of a few misguided twats in frocks is going to change the nature of capitalism.

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        • 173
          Jon RIchards says:

          not sure how old you think I am or why you automatically assume that I think it will change the nature of capitalism but you can’t deny at least the idea is being discussed on a large scale like never before. I too was on the anti Iraq war march so not really sure what your point is here?
          This narrative that is being sown that all the protesters are just posh kids called Tarquin who go home in the evening and thus aren’t ‘Real like when I did it back in the day’ really is clutching at straws. The whole thermal imaging thing was debunked by people who actually know about this stuff within 24hrs. If you are not moving (thus not causing excess body heat) and are in an insulating sleeping back, it is more than likely that you won’t show up through a tent. I certainly admit that it’s a mainly middle class protest but descending in to childish name calling such as that does not help move the discussion forward…

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          • 0 Marx out of 10 says:

            If you do some elementary research you will find that capitalism has been discussed quite extensively already, in China, Russia, Romania, Poland, East Germany, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary etc.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Greenham Common women, poll tax demonstrators and anti-war protestors all had clear objectives. Under huge pressure from the state some aims were achieved through commitment by a diverse cross section of society.
            This church protest is laughable-despite claims they were going to stop the City,they didn’t last a day near the Stock Exchange. Even a spokesman from UK Uncut dismissed the protest as having no clear focus and suggested they move on.

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          • Cat says:

            debunked? Bollox!

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      • 161
        Jon RIchards says:

        1) return to separation of invt banks vs retail banks
        2) changes in corporate governance so CEO’s don’t just give their mates non-exec director roles to agree their massive salaries / bonuses at the expense of shareholders
        3) A more robust clawback system where any corp that needs bailing out can reclaim bonuses paid / allocated to staff who caused the issue leading to a bail out
        4) More transparency in government procurement / legislation to ensure rules / laws aren’t created by lobbyists to enirch whatever industry they happen to be lobbying at the expense of whatever group the UK population might actually prefer (see Liam Fox)
        5) A clearer path to bankruptcy / restructuring for global firms so we can end ‘Too big to fail’

        just a few examples. Nothing desperately controversial imo, just trying to tidy up the nasty excesses of the unfettered capitalism we seem to have now.

        Anyway, the football’s started so I think that’s me for the evening, cheers all!

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        • 215
          Engineer says:

          If the capitalism had been unfettered in 2008, the banks would have been allowed to fail (some were – Lehmanns, Bradford and Bingley for example). Government action should only have been stepping in to nationalise the retail sections and guarantee deposits prior to selling off again as a going concern. I understand the retail sections of the banks were broadly sound, so would have been saleable.
          1) is to happen by 2019, I think.
          2) is a matter for shareholders. If there’s less money sloshing around the world economy, it’ll happen anyway.
          3) If they’ve caused that much of a problem, fire them. Another mistake by government – when it stepped in with taxpayers’ cash, the failed board should have been dismissed as a condition of bailout.
          4) If you follow this blog, you will know Guido’s attitude to lobbying.
          5) If they’re bust, they go bust. That’s all that’s needed.

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          • AC1 says:

            > return to separation of invt banks vs retail banks

            It’s a nonsense that won’t make any real difference. The thing to tackle is credit volume.

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          • Keeping up with the Jones's says:

            The thing is to stop buying stuff you cant afford, using money that doesnt exist, to impress people you dont even like. The Public are stupid thick fuckers. The banks facilitated their fuckwittery. This is the result.
            End off.

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          • Engineer says:

            @ Keeping up with the Joneses – Indeed, and that should apply to governments especially.

            It’s an undeniable fact that many governments have spent way beyond their means, and made promises they have no hope of keeping. The left-leaning governments have been the worst offenders, but they aren’t the only ones – America’s woes are not solely Clinton and Obama’s doing.

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        • 284
          Anonymous says:

          Hey Jon-Perhaps you could send your suggestions to Blair, who walked into a couple of cushy roles at JP Morgan and Zurich Financial Services after leaving office.

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        • 294
          Anonymous says:

          I don’t watch football.
          The unbridled wealth and conspicuous consumption of the players turns my stomach.

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    • 186

      Guido isn’t happy with the bail-out of the banks? Socialism for corporations isn’t really what Guido is about.

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      • 198
        Jon RIchards says:

        Good, but you used to have a decent informative blog that used to show a side of politics, the nitty gritty that was actually a useful service to the public. This bollox about Tarquin or all OWS protester being marxists really is beneath you. Grow up and return to informing the publc about the insder details and shenanigans that go on in Whitehall rather than this fox newsesque shite! What we need is independent voices that are actually independent in mind and thought rather than just another partisan blog. Not sure if you’ve ever seen ‘The Slog’ (http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/) but that’s the kind of thing i’m talking about not this childish nonsense.

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        • 208
          The Paragnostic says:

          It’s not about being a marxist or otherwise, Jon – it’s about what is achievable without causing mass ‘poverty’ (read – your pension fund is all of a sudden worth 10p in the pound). The whole system is rotten, and it cannot change – the idiots in Paternoster Square just don’t realise how bad it is.

          Just thank your lucky stars you are middle aged now, rather than in 10 years time.

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          • Jon RIchards says:

            To be clear, I don’t think it’s about Marxism either. I was referring to the hyperbolic extreme comments by Guido and other commenters that mean we have to descend into silly name calling and unrealistic extreme arguments rather than a rational discussion. I also agree that not that much needs to change and I am not advocating things that would cause mass poverty. A couple of comments up I listed 5 possible policies / ideas that might help which would not cause this. I’m a little disheartened by your view that the rotten system cannot change, I hope that’s not true. As I said, i’m not talking about a whole system overhaul, just some intelligent tweaks which might improve some corporate behaviour.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            It’s not about corporate behaviour, no matter how bad that may be. It’s about a world with finite resources, increasing population and an expectation of increased wealth for all. The only way that the illusion can be perpetuated is by continually creating capital from debt – borrowing from the taxpayers of tomorrow to fund the transient pleasures of today. Fractional reserve banking and paper money are the main tools of this deception, and banking is subject to periodic snapping of the illusory elastic to bring things back to reality.

            We can continue as we are, or we can impose sensible restrictions on banks – either way, tomorrow’s taxpayers will pay for today’s folly – the only matter for dispute is the ultimate bill.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Jon you have to understand that some of the “leading lights” on this blog reduce everything down to a hatred of “Jocks” and “the Scotch” . Almost every post is filled with this infantile racist bigoted bile. The paragnostic is one of the worst offenders for this. Pathetic old men , talking simpleton nonsense and pissing off many people who otherwise might have something constructive to say.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            Now, now, anonymous – I haven’t even started on the Jocks yet.

            Where would you like me to start?

            Gordon Brown and his nonsensical pseudo-economics?

            Fred Goodwin, the failed accountant, fraudster and general cunt?

            Or shall I just cut to the chase and mention John Law, the architect of France’s demise and inventor of sovereign debt and paper money, whose policies led to the beggary of France and indirectly to the Revolution?

            Or would you prefer to return to your piss-soaked park bench, Bucky and fried pizza in hand, and bother some poor fucking squirrels again?

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          • the stench of hypocrisy says:

            Jon- re.your complaint about silly name calling on this blog.
            Is that why you described us as narrow minded,dim witted, far right loons,ignorant,pathetic,childish, uninformed morons?

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        • 230
          0 Marx out of 10 says:

          Politics takes place in Westminster, not Whitehall.

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            You think that?

            I beg to differ.

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          • Engineer says:

            The politics in Whitehall is far more vicious than the politics in Westminster.

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          • Jon RIchards says:

            Anonymous – agreed. This is the first time i’ve posted on this blog and mistakenly thought there might be some intelligent and rational discussion rather than the offensive bile. My mistake I suppose….

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          • The Paragnostic says:

            If it’s the first time you’ve posted, maybe you ought to consider the merits of brevity before you bother again.

            Just sayin’, like…

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          • 0 Marx out of 10 says says:

            There seems to be a misunderstanding prevalent about what politics actually means.

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        • 233
          pundit says:

          As if they aren’t marxists in the main. The lefties on twitter are at fever pitch convincing each other this is the vanguard of the revolution. George Monbiot etc have been wanking furiously.

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    • 187

      Guido isn’t happy with the bail-out of the banks. Socialism for corporations isn’t really what Guido is about.

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    • 246
      Ssh. says:

      Oh, how articulate of you, such a pity that the rest of the dicks you have around you do not have a clue! Perchance you could become a Spad to Ed Millshit!

      I am so impressed by your article I feel the need to swoon, must go…………

      Grow up, dickwod!

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  20. 43
    fear of a twat planet says:

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  21. 44
    I don't need no doctor says:

    I’ve just resigned for no particular reason.
    Are you going to resign?

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  22. 47
    nell says:

    Who’s son is that?

    Not mine I hope!!

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  23. 68
    Harry Pearce says:

    That’s one of mine.

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  24. 76
    domino316 says:

    Speaking of fighting the system, how about Guido or others set up a Let’s Back Greece campaign in their fight against the EU gorgon….(doesn’t matter if they lived in large on free cash, look at all the wasters, baby breeders, Bankers and terrorists Labour gave our money to).

    I have done by bit by purchasing a bottle of Mykonos Beer :)

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  25. 78
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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  26. 79

    A bit of knobbing can land you in a lot of trouble. Ask Julian Assange.

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  27. 87
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    TOP TIP !
    Do Nowt Dave , Stop Caving in to public service unions by giving them even better pensions than they deserve .

    Let the bone idle fuckers go on strike ,it will save the country up to £200 million a day !

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    • 110
      U-turn Dave says:

      I will bravely capitulate and cower, as always. For Lo! I am the biggest cunt in the history of British politics.

      I only stick to my guns when my opponents are Conservatives (*spit*).

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  28. 90
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    One day they may grow out of it!

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    • 96
      Anon says:

      Usually by the age of 18.

      I guess with dumbed-down edukayshun, it might take a bit longer now. 20?

      Like

    • 112
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      Unless they go and work in the public sector, the BBC, or as a stand-up “comedian”…

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  29. 91
    Anonymous says:

    I spotted one of the protestors popping into the McDonalds on Fleet Street for a cheeky burger. The staff made him take off his Guido mask before serving him. Made me laugh.

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  30. 94
    Charlie Gilmour says:

    Let me out please. My father’s a rock star.

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    • 100
      Charlie Gilmour's Mumsie says:

      Are you ok, sweetiekins?

      Those nasty council-house-dwelling chavs aren’t still buggering you senseless every night, are they?

      Don’t forget, poodle, you can’t hate these people. They’re your equals, ok yah?

      See you in 8 months, I’ll be outside with the Bentley, sweetie.

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  31. 95
    As says:

    Just turn off all the free wifi and network signal around St Pauls and all the losers will disappear.

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  32. 98
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    • 103
      Guido can be a cretin at times. says:

      On a global basis, people don’t have to spend £2000 per month on rent, £1,600 on electrics, £2000 on council tax, etc etc.

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    • 116
      Billy Bowden in the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Follow @Ontablets@Ontablets
      Billy Bowden
      Beware of fakes.
      28 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite

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    • 258
      nell says:

      Well Guido militwit with his £2.5million house and as opposition leader with a salary that is far in excess of £21k means he’s way ahead of the 1% doesn’t it?

      His ‘marxist’ Dad, who was far more interested in making £millions than he was in parliamentary democracy, would be proud of him wouldn’t he?!

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  33. 123
    Cliff Richard says:

    I just received a nice letter from Gordon Brown, saying what a big fan he is.

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    • 154

      ..And in closing, the world mourns the loss of the original Summer Holiday, Sir Cliff Richard, who died this morning whilst using a letter opener to get at a note from the former unelected prime minister he accidentally slashed his wrists.

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  34. 128
    disenfranchised human #5723981804 says:

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  35. 135
    E Rick Morecambe says:

    O/t, it seems that the Mysterious Death of David Kelly is set to be re-examined in the High Court next month, according to the Eeny Stennit.
    (Sorry, no link – could only find it in the print edition.)

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  36. 138
    The ghost of David Kelly says:

    You can’t bury me that easily, Agent Orange – I’ll be back to haunt you next month.

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  37. 159
    Captain Clanger says:

    MacBook Pro, completely free with a half-brick and a strong right arm

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  38. 162
    The Ghost of David Kelly says:

    If you go down in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise.

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  39. 172
    Fiona Mactaggart says:

    I’m not jealous of Chloe Smith’s youth, even though Michael Jackson was still black the last time I got any action.

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  40. 177
    You should have just sent Gordon round. That would have terrified her says:

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    • 205
      nell says:

      Well donlt know what their kids for halloween but sarah and gordon were living it up with models and actresses in 5/6 star hotels in the usa.

      They don’t seem to spend much time at home do they?

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  41. 188
    Rob says:

    Fuck me, who does he think he is? The banks may have caused the crash, but so what? (read Ayn Rand). The only way to solve this is to carry on attacking and demonising those on benefits who lost their jobs because of the bankers. Reforming the banking system to stop something like this happening again is ideological and driven by hate.

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    • 219
      The Paragnostic says:

      Silly cunts borrowing money they couldn’t afford from banks that couldn’t believe their luck when Gordon relaxed the regulation is what caused the crash – just remember it takes 2 to tango, or 0.11 if you’re a fractional reserve bankster.

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      • 239
        Infuriated of West Mids says:

        Indeed. About 6 years ago, I was working as a trainee in conveyancing (never, ever, ever again!). Literally one in every 4 mortgage offers that passed my desk was for a 120% or similar loan from Northern Rock for clients who I could see from the other side of the desk were pig-shit thick and simply must be lying about their income to the mortgage lenders (with the full implicit knowledge of the mortgage sellers).

        I couldn’t believe it at the time, and I wasn’t at all surprised when it all kicked off for Northern Rock.

        I used to despair when trying to explain the implications of their mortgage offers to them. They didn’t want to hear, and you could just see the “never never” mentality.

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        • 250
          The Paragnostic says:

          Bob Diamond said as much yesterday – it wasn’t ‘casino banking’ that caused the problems in the UK, it was idiots borrowing money they stood no chance of paying back on the premise that property prices would continue to rise for ever. Having said that, what the fuck was Bob doing at the time to discourage it?

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          • AC1 says:

            >it was idiots borrowing money they stood no chance of paying back on the premise that property prices would continue to rise for ever.

            AND THEN SELLING IT TO AN EVEN BIGGER IDIOT.

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    • 237
      A British worker says:

      “The only way to solve this is to carry on attacking and demonising those on benefits who lost their jobs”

      Their jobs being, “leave school (after £120,000 has been spent on their state education) with no qualifications, breed, get house, claim benefits”?

      Let’s not forget (because you have, clearly) that every single penny of Income Tax (raised from British workers) is spent on welfare payments for antisocialist parasitic scum.

      Your solution to that is what? Piss-away more money?

      You are a stupid cunt.

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      • 242
        nell says:

        “those on benefits who lost their jobs..” ??

        what alternative paradise is he living in ?

        most people round here on benefits have never bothered to get a job!!

        didn’t finish school – had children by the age of 16 – got loadsamoney from bliars/browns/balls benefit system, got offered a 3 bed house, had more children, got more money got offered a four bed house, went on 5 star holiday on benefits to costa del sol and on and on>>>

        Why would they want to work? Letting the kids run feral, letting the garden go wild, playing poker on line, spending life under the influence of vodka …… what’s to work for? labour’s wonderful!!

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  42. 189
    The Toilet Traders Gazette says:

    A survey carried out in the bogs just off Old Compton Street found that .09% of cocksuckers preferred Billy Bowden’s cockcheese to any other type of cockcheese. Fans of Billy’s smeg reported that it tastes of mothballs and greasy shit, with a well rounded after taste of tripe and onions.

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    • 207
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      Tastes just like my missus’s.

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      • 254
        t says:

        There was a young lady from Neeth
        Who circumsized men with her teath
        it wasn’t for money
        or anything funny
        Just that little bit of cheese underneath

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    • 240
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      Speaking of toilets, can we not just go round on Friday night and put a little A4 notice (laminated if you want to be all posh about it) on each tent designating it an “Official Toilet Area”? Then, wait for the pissed up Friday night crowd to pass through…

      The little darlings will be ever so upset when they return on Saturday morning after mummy’s cooked them a nice breakfast.

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    • 241
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      Speaking of toilets, can we not just go round on Friday night and put a little A4 notice (laminated if you want to be all posh about it) on each tent designating it an “Official Toilet Area”? Then, wait for the pissed up Friday night crowd to pass through…

      The little darlings will be ever so upset when they return on Saturday morning after mummy’s cooked them a nice breakfast.

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  43. 204
    The Mad Monk says:

    The world of Sarkhozy, Merkel, Barroso, Van Rompuy and just about every British MP of the last fifty years is about to come crashing down. The only trouble is that they will take the banks, your job and your pension fund with them.
    It will be brutal. It will be bloody.
    There will be executions on the streets.
    Single out your particular hated “representative” and make sure you take them down.

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    • 209
      Council tax payer, Portsmouth says:

      Handycock and his bent senior council officers.

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    • 211
      nell says:

      Not to worry.

      If you’re part of gordon and bliar’s labour voting block Britain from the last 13 years or so – you don’t have a job or a pension , you’re just a welfare benefit, or alternatively you are a public service worker with a cast iron gold plated end of salary pension.

      So who cares about the rest??!! Not Labour!!

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      • 222
        The thoroughly modern British voter says:

        Is it cause we is bl*ck?

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        • 235
          nell says:

          No it is ’cause you is labour and brighter than the rest of us and know how to get all this money out of the system a la bliar/brown/balls without having to work.

          All you have to do is keep voting for labour!!

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  44. 214
    nell says:

    A close personal friend of cherieletterboxbliar has been appointed by the coalition to examine whether there should be an inquest into the death of D r D@vid K*lly.

    That is So Wrong!!!

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    • 221
      Say it ain't so says:

      Surely the coalition want to deal as much dirt on an ex Labour PM as possible?

      Like

      • 226
        Well it's a thought says:

        They’re all in it together, were the ones on the outside.

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      • 238
        nell says:

        Well you’d expect so wouldn’t you ??- but I supect the cleggies, cables and huhnes want to protect their labour pals.

        Sickening!!!

        Truth will out one day!

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  45. 234
    Sir Bufton Tufton MP says:

    How dare the Greeks being given a referendum? No, we can’t be having that. Whatever next, populations being given the right to express their views? I didn’t come into politics to blindly carry out the wishes of my voters, who let’s face it aren’t the sharpest stones on the block, but to lead them with my superior intellect and knowledge of how international diplomacy works in the real world of Brussels, rather than their fantasy world of downtown at the burger bar.

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  46. 243
    Francis Maude says:

    Those employed by the taxpayer should not consider it as a free ride for easy money. The bastards stopped me claiming for a second home three doors down from the first so i’m determined to make some poor sucker pay in revenge.

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    • 249
      nell says:

      Glad they stopped you – why haven’t we stopped jacquismith who is still troughing off the taxpayer through the beeb or straw who is still being paid generously for qt and the likes. Or prezza who , having had his govt credit card confiscated is now using HoL priveleges to keep bingeing instead!!

      Why are we still paying for these worthless leaches??!!

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  47. 248
    Strictly CUM Dancing? Someone should tell Winner what cum means says:

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  48. 263
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    >Face has stopped hurting

    Freedom does not mean the freedom to be violent.

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    • 268
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      But dont ask about the ribs.

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    • 278
      The Paragnostic says:

      Relativity regarding concepts will lead you to 2+2=5 and a boot stamping on a human face forever.

      Freedom most certainly includes the freedom to be violent – but everything is circumscribed by accepted norms.

      Look at Charlie Hebdo – they take the piss out of some schizophrenic kiddy-fiddler, and get their offices fire bombed. Good for Charlie, says I – even if they are a bunch of communists most of the time.

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  49. 273
    D L George says:

    — Breaking News —

    Aunty Beeb reporting Greek referendum will be held on 4th of December.

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    • 276
      nell says:

      Yes!! Great Xmas Present!! When are we going to get ours? Hmmm? Cameron??!!

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      • 306
        The lights are going out all over Europe....... says:

        Everything comes to those that wait…Cameron willl have to concede a referendum within the next 6 months…he’s been hoist with his own legislation….the fact that Greece will exit the Eurozone will require a new Treaty amendnment and as a result the pressure for the UK to have a referendum will be unstoppable sweeping Clegg and the LibDems to oblivion if they stand against it

        https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20133

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    • 277
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      And then on the 14th if they vote the srong way.

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  50. 274
    nell says:

    G’Night sweeties.

    Hope george papandreou survived his bullying by the poison french drawf and the german ‘warmongering’ hausfrau.

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  51. 303
    OccupyGuido says:

    When the arabs were using social media to further their aims I didn’t see any complaints from you. So far Occupy only had to stand next to St Paul’s for two weeks to bring the CofE to its knees. Not bad going.

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  52. 310
    Jess The Dog says:

    Bet he’s at Oxford doing PPE and he’ll be a SPAD to Osborne or Balls by Summer 2012.

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  53. 312
    Anonymous says:

    Stop Him – he’s trying to bring down the financial system.

    He must be a banker!!!!!

    Hah, hah, hah!

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  54. 313
    Anonymous says:

    Erm, Starbucks wifi is not free.

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  55. 317
    lolcatz says:

    Smash the Starbucks windows, chaps, but wait plz until I get out of the way.

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  56. 326
    Immigrantthief says:

    Why has no one kicked him in the face and liberated that laptop from him? London muggers are shite!

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Revealed: Guido Fawkes Anniversary Dinner Guestlist | Peter Oborne
More Owen Jones Errors | Michael Ezra
Why Should Men Get Equal Maternity Leave? | Laura Keynes
Dentists Have Last Laugh Over Sneering Keynes | FT
Why’s Clegg Giving Men Paternity Leave? | Conservative Women
Cam Cannot Stem EU Immigration | David Keighley
9 Mansion Tax Questions for Ed Balls | TPA
Politicians are Lying to You About Immigration | Alex Wickham
Give Journalists Public Interest Defence in Law | Guardian
Cameron is Going to Have to Deal With UKIP | Dan Hodges


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Chris Bryant talks to the Times Diary about a famous gay actor:

“I don’t think I’ve had sex with him. He says we had sex in Clapham. I’m fairly certain I’ve never had sex south of the river”



Progressive Inclusion Champion says:

Great to hear Carswell call for inclusive policies and that UKIP must stand for first and second generation immigrants as much as the English.


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