November 9th, 2011

The 1% Club Meet in Central London

Organisers of today’s demo put the number at 10,000, while the police say it’s more like 2,000. An attempt to expand the camp at St Paul’s down to Trafalgar Square was dispersed with short shrift. Back up the road there’s quite a gathering of speakers. Jet set multimillionaire Polly Toynbee, who owns properties in both London and Italy, addressed the crowd, while fellow 1%er and millionaire Billy Bragg provided the tunes…

But panic not, the former Viscount Stansgate, Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn has taken a stroll down from his two million pound plus Holland Park mansion to give them a dose of reality…

UPDATE: Rage Against the Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello was spotted at the occupiers camp today. He’s worth $60m.


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    One day the Looney left will grow up.

    I hope….

    • 8
      BillyBob... says:

      No they will not, but nice to see the political classes, millionaires and the like turning out to look at the sheep …….

      • 24
        Twins-starring Piggy Pickles and Balls says:

        Yes they will. They will become Theresa May clones and blame their staff for following to the letter the written instructions they were given.

        • 37
          Anonymous says:

          Not every super rich person is greed or bad there are very nice super rich people as well. Same as poor people not every one is nice or decent.

          Protesters are against the greedy and selfish who gives money to conservative and labour party to reduce their taxes and cut employees salaries and benefits.

          • Anonymous says:

            If you earn £21,000 in India you will be very rich if you earn £21,000 in UK you are poor.

          • David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            The looney left are in the cabinet- look at Cable, Clegg, Alexander and Huhne. Today lunatic Huhne states wind machines are here to stay and then rants in an attempt to justify global warming and his Energy policy which is economic lunacy. Remember this twat wanted the UK to join the single currency. Come on CPS, charge this twat ASAP and lock him up. He is a deranged pathological liar that has no sense of reality.

            Clegg, you were going to shut the gates of Westminster until parliament was cleaned up. When are you going to start with your MPs????

          • Anonymous says:

            David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:
            November 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

            What about Osborne increasing tax on petrol?

          • MI6 says:

            I bet Berlisk looney hadn’t spent all that money in Afghanistan with his Pal Bliar. The european union still waging War and borrowing the money to do it. The USA 10 TRILLION WAR. Its being great being apart of it all and being TAXED into the ground to pay for it. I mean the Debt on it. I wonder how much Greece is still spending on?

          • Man guilty of killing actor from CBBC’s MI High

            “Sadly the use of knives or other such weapons by young men is all too prevalent.”

            Mr Asiedu, who also starred in a Black Police Association anti-knife crime video, had a small role in several episodes of MI High, a children’s programme about youngsters working as spies.


          • Heretic says:

            but not to stop me getting home after a hard days work !!!!!!!

          • Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

            I am both nice and decent but the Guardian Diarist has got it wrong. I was in Baku simply for the shagging and to meet my Handlers and put it down on expenses. I told the wife that I was at a libDem conference in London. Boaz.


        • 428
          Plato says:

          No harm in having money AND being disgusted by the way the banking system has brought down our economy.

          The banking system will be the death of capitalism if we do not regulate it properly.

          It has already shown that it can cause governments to tumble – so much for Democracy!

      • 38

        Who here are in the 1% club? Both my wife and I are in it. But we are grander than the “British” 1% club, we both belong to the “World” 1% club.

        It’s easier to join, if you are earning £21,000 a year or more you are also in it.

        Yup! Only 1% of the people in this world earn £21,000 or above.

        • 169
          MartinFatGuts says:

          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler – Vertical windmills have been around for 1000 years – of course they’re here to stay – twit!

    • 10
      AC1 says:

      You know, with the left it’s immoral to actually earn the millions through work.

      If you inherit it by accident of birth it’s much more agreeable (to them) way of being rich…

      • 35
        BillyBob... says:

        The left leaning is to placate any feeling of guilt ‘cos they are sooooooo rich ??

      • 45
        Anonymous says:

        Hard work fine cheating others not.

        • 167
          AC1 says:

          Tax is cheating others. All those in the extortion funded government sector are cheats.

          • Anonymous says:

            What tax funded serves you receive? Police, NHS, schools, roads, rubbish collection, etc.

            How do you think all these are paid for? I do agree people are over taxed for stupid government programmes but tax is not cheating others.

            Further more there are number of other cheating going in this country by people who want to get rich quickly.

          • AC1 says:

            Shit National Death Service.
            Shit Adolescent Creche service.
            Shit rubbish collection.

            The above 3 have NO need to be extortion funded.

            Roads and Police/Courts/Defence would be best funded via a Land Value Tax.

          • Anonymous says:

            Why should people owning land pay tax if other doesn’t need too?

          • AC1 says:

            Because there’s a fixed amount of “location”, and they have exclusive use to it.

            You can disagree, but then you’re not really a capitalist anymore.

          • ACDC1 says:

            Its a 19th century theory entirely logical to his mind.

            Don’t bother.

          • Anonymous says:

            Anonymous says:
            November 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

            So? Tax should be based on income as well as capital. I don’t support VAT as this doesn’t take account of ability to pay.

          • AC1 says:

            I’m not aware that logic changed in the last 100 years.

            True = True.
            False = False.

          • ACDC1 says:

            I said it was “logical to your mind”.
            I am insulting your mind.

            Logic based on 19th century ideas and assumptions might still be “logical”, but its as wrong as the starting points and assumptions.

            For a start: wealth is far less based on farming and raw materials than it was in the 19th century.

          • smoggie says:

            Farming and primary industries are far more wealth creating (more productive) now than they ever were.

            I see my tax dollars were pissed away on your education.

          • AC1 says:

            Which is good for farmland as it has a low location value and will thus be taxed less than housing.

            Let’s see now…

            Adam Smith and David Ricardo say yes to LVT.
            Marx and Malthus say No.

            Which one is the capitalist option???

      • 238
        I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        AC1 – you mean agreeable as in Wedgie Hypocrite Benn marrying money in the form of his wealthy American wife? You’re not wrong!

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    • 201
      AC1 says:

      Fuck You, I’ll take all you pay me.
      Fuck You, I’ll take all you pay me.
      Fuck You, I’ll take all you pay me.
      Rage For the Rent-seeking copyright machine!

      • 269
        Jethro says:

        201 Not a lot of people know that Dylan Thomas actually urged his Father, on his death-bed, to convert: yes, convert! But the proof-readers made an assumption, DT – was ever anyone more aptly abbreviated?- was as newted as an artist, and so we now all know the wrong version of
        ‘Do not go Gentile into that Good night…’

    • 310
      AC1 says:

      Italy and Greece.

      The 50% haircut club

      Italy going WIPES OUT FRANCE.

      BTW Camerons’ Homunculus’ 40Bln gift to the IMF is about equal to U.K. banks loss when Italy has a bond-market shave…

      • 348
        Filthy Rich Capitalist says:

        The seriousness of what is going on is still not recognised generally, but we are very near to the ‘point of recognition’ that we are in a worldwide depression. The liquidation of all this debt is deflationary not inflationary, as some have postulated. I warned last week that we were close to a massive asset price crash and it has now begun in the Stock markets of the world, today. My cyclical bottom for stock markets is June 2016, they therefore have much much farther to fall, at least 80% from today’s levels. All asset classes will fall including precious metals and property. For those of us in the know, and who have the facilities to short assets, there is a fortune to be made, for the majority, sadly, huge losses. You have all been warned, you should be in cash or short assets. Don’t expect politicians to sort things out, they will just exacerbate the situation through their incompetence.

        • 427
          Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

          What should I do with my villa in Spain, Filthy? I got it for free, should I hang on to it or sell it?

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  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:
    • 5
      BillyBob... says:

      The usual mantra of these idiots, most of who were still in nappies when she was PM !!

      • 78
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Most of them were wet stains on their Mother’s knickers when Maggie was PM.

      • 100
        WVM says:

        It show where the lefty brainwashing is coming from, she really did piss ‘em off back in the day didn’t she. :)

      • 208
        Heretic says:

        Some of us weren’t TOO young,SOME of US DID protest.
        What a waste of fucking time!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
        (bit like today really !).
        Plastic bullets for the crowd ? Damnation to the powers that be !
        (now where goes that gibbet ?)

    • 11
      AC1 says:

      Wasn’t M Thatcher (PBUH) out of power before anyone going to uni was even born?

    • 12
      misterned says:

      People in 20 years could be shouting, “Blair! Blair! Blair! Who? Who? Who?”

      These protesters are not living in the real world are they?

      • 21
        David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

        Is anyone?

        • 138
          Hugh Janus says:

          Certainly not Toynbee, Bragg and Wedgie. I’m so glad I missed them. Physical violence does not come readily to me, but in their case I would be more than happy to make an exception….

        • 210
          Heretic says:

          ‘bloke’ Cameron is a very wealthy dude (thanks wife) he
          really has no problems with the heating !!

          • I Remember You Hoo says:

            Curiously the left had no problem with Labour and Ed Miliband’s Climate Change Act that will cost taxpayers £780,000,000,000 and achieve precisely nothing, except vastly inflated energy costs.

            No carping about how it would distort the cost of energy, no ranting about energy affordability or fuel poverty, no outrage regarding our complete energy dependence on China and Germany, nothing, not a word.

            Then hey presto, Labour are voted out and the lefties suddenly are concerned about all of those things.
            The gormless lefty twats are a worthless shower of hypocritcal opportunists.

    • 28
      Twins-starring Piggy Pickles and Balls says:

      Well it is safer than chanting “Piggy Piggy Piggy, Pie Pie Pie”. A mere 2000 would be killed in the rush as Piggy Pickles exits the ministry and seeks the goodies.

    • 288
      Slimy Chuck-A-Butty says:

      On the moneysavingexpert website is a poll

      “Which Prime Minister would you resurrect?, If you had to draft in one of the last ten Prime Ministers (in their prime) to help out right now and put Britain back into shape, who would it be? ”

      Currently Mrs T is decimating the oppostion with over 60% of the vote, given it’s not a political website I think it’s quite a result (thought this will all change when anyone who votes red or is related to an ex-miner will start foaming at the mouth and rushing to vote)

    • 431
      Michael Moore says:

      The onesies?

  3. 3
    UB40 says:

    I am the one in ten of the one in ten

  4. 4
    Pollys Love Child says:

    Leave my mum out of this! I’m set to inherit that villa in Tuscany.

    • 9
      Smig says:

      Perhaps you could arrange for a little accident. Then you’ll get the villa sooner.

      There are other positives to come from this course of action too, but don’t worry about those.

      • 13
        Smig says:

        I know of a chap that has a very fashionable umbrella for sale. It is Bulgarian in origin and as yet, only used twice.

    • 212
      what says:

      You should give it to the victims of socialism if you had an ounce of decency.

  5. 5
    JH says:

    How generous the likes of Polly, Billy and Tony Benn are.

    With other people’s money of course, but it’s the thought that counts.


  6. 7
    Smig says:

    Quick lads! Leave the tents and head for Tuscany! There’s a lovely big empty villa there.

  7. 15
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Let’s assume the average of 2,000 & 10,000. About 6,000 dirty, scruffy, bone idle student scum. They represent 0.01% of the population. Hardly the 99%.

    Get a fuckin’ job.


    • 18
      misterned says:

      2000 students Vs 4000 police. Should be a quiet protest.

      • 32
        Engineer says:

        They’ll just have to share. Take turns with the truncheon, as it were.

        • 410
          cuntrywatch says:

          hands up for a police state then, come on …..!!!

          where grannies are marched into their local tesco to do their shoppoing and onkly allowed one potato and a carrot

          where the police are the media and the media are the police

          where the politicians continue to scam the nation

          sounds lovely


          • Archer Karcher says:

            Hmm, sounds like a typical socialist country you are describing. Did you have one in mind when you posted your paranoid rant? Russia? Cuba? North Korea? East Germany? Face facts, socialism is doomed to failure and leads directly to the kind of suffering you outline, always.

    • 19
      EdMiliband says:

      Vey are the Fuschia

    • 43
      Anonymous says:

      Bit tricky that. My daughter is back doing postgrad because, despite graduating with a first from a top 5 uni, she (and most of her friends) found all the available jobs taken by the children of management in the companies where they secured jobs. Now whats the word? Oh yes – nepotism.

      • 56
        jgm2 says:

        Now whats the word? Oh yes – nepotism.

        Newspaper industry?



      • 83
        The Paragnostic says:

        A first in what, though?

        If it was a first in something useful, no doubt she’d have had job offers thrust upon her.

        I surmise that it’s a first class degree in a third-class subject.

        • 120

          Quite right, Paragnostic. When my son came to study for his A levels, I insisted that he did pure maths and applied maths, together with physics and chemistry.

          This was in the early 90s when the ologies were gaining ground, because you could get by on waffle with these. He was not completely happy with what I had said I expected of him, as he had been offered to study the combined maths, but he got down and got his passes and went on to university and graduated, the first from our family to do so.

          It is not that he used all these subjects in his work, he doesn’t – except for the maths. He is now working his way ever upwards in Larry Ellison’s outfit and is earning a bob or two. He would not have been able to get there if he had not been able to show some evidence of rigour. I was glad I pushed him at this particular stage, particularly as my parents had tried to push me and it turned out to be a disaster.

          • My HTML has also turned out to be a disaster… :-)

          • The Paragnostic says:

            I’m in favour of free tuition for those able to study useful subjects (maths, science, engineering, medicine), and even a bursary to pay for their living expenses.

            Any ologies, economics, or ‘liberal arts’ subjects should be paid for by those foolish enough to think them worth studying.

            After all, getting a PPE degree will pay for itself in HoC expenses / lobbying cash…

          • I could not agree more. At the time, I was a governor at his school and I tried to persuade the establishment there that kids who studied the harder subjects, those that employers actually wanted, were more likely to get employment at the completion of their education. I was looked upon as dirt. What could I possibly know? How dare I malign all these other important subjects? I realised then what a disconnect lay deep at the heart of the teaching profession. It is of no satisfaction that I, acting alone, was proved right and they, in their masses, were wrong. I had given my time as an altruistic act at a period when I could have used it instead to earn so much more. But I felt I had ample for myself and my family and wanted to put something back into the system. I never tried anything like that again.

          • AC1 says:

            > I’m in favour of free tuition

            If you can persuade the Tutors to work for nothing that’s brilliant!

            If your suggest the ministry of Education pick (subject) winners and extort the money to do so by punishing the productive, I suggest you THINK for the first time (not again).

          • Heretic says:

            I wish my mum had done that,1+1=3.

          • Actually, your mum did do that, 1+1=3 (or more).

        • 153
          Anonymous says:

          Degree is in Law and from UCL so stop talking bollocks. No point in encouraging children from ordinary backgrounds to go to top unis if the jobs go to daddys kids who scrape 2.2s.

          • Another Engineer says:

            Law? Is that a useful degree?

          • The Paragnostic says:

            So she couldn’t get a job in the chambers of her choice.

            Shame – she’ll just have to go and conveyance houses or whatever lawyers do when they can’t suck up to the Bar.

            Like I said – a first class degree in a third-class subject.

          • Refer you to my post above at 5:11 pm.

            You are not part of the solution. You are part of the problem.

            You failed to learn to examine what is required by people who will part with cash for graduates services. I grant you that Law is not a soft subject but just ask yourself why my son obtained a well paid job and your poor daughter, with whom I sympathise incidentally, did not. I am sure that you, for all your other faults, are aware of cause and effect. We are discussing that right now.

          • Anonymous says:

            There are also far too many Lawyers these days , the market is saturated. We dont need many of them. Thats why jobs are hard to come by.

          • Archer Karcher says:

            As well as too many lawyers, there are too many laws.

          • OK. So look look at my remarks about being a school governor. At the time I had extensive contacts in Engineering, Chemistry and Computing. They were all telling me that they could not get enough maths grads because there was a shortage. I stood up in front of staff, other governors, the LEA top brass and told them this, to no avail other than being insulted as being a moron who did not know what education was about. I even went to meet the Minister in London.

            So here am I, a moron, but right and there is the entire educational establishment, educated and elite, but wrong. I weep for the kids that I was eventually unable to help despite doing everything but breaking my bones in the effort. I even paid for my own first class train fare to travel with the others to London. They of course all claimed theirs off school expenses.

            No wonder this country is in a mess.

          • Michael Moore says:

            If you are not part of the solution then you are the precipitate!

      • 103
        Get a Grip says:

        On that subject, read Polly’s ramblings in the Guardian a few weeks ago about what she said was ‘class’. What she was actually talking about was nepotism. The champions in that respect are the luvvie professions including the BBC. I am surprised no one in Parliament has made an issue about it because the Left are very vulnerable on that account.

      • 241
        I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        Seriously, Anonymous – do you EVER leave this site, for example to go to the bog or eat or sleep?

      • 371
        Anonymous says:

        You are so gullible ! Did you see their birth certificates.

  8. 20
    Engineer says:

    If any of them are raiding Fortnum and Mason, would they be kind enough to save me a tin of caviar, please?

    I really wouldn’t trouble them, but unlike Polly, Billy and Tony I can’t afford it myself, and I just wondered what it was like.

  9. 22
    jgm2 says:

    Since it’s poetry week on the blog…

    The 1% club met in London,
    To be lectured by some fucking moron,
    Who told the thick twits,
    ‘It’s the fault of the rich’,
    Then fucked off to Fortnum and Mason.

  10. 23
    Jimmy says:

    The politics of envy. So sad.

    • 34
      WVM says:

      Indeed, welcome on-board Jimmy!

    • 36
      Engineer says:

      Or possibly the politics of hypocricy….

    • 49
      Well it's a thought says:

      Envious of what? Jimmy, the capitalists in Londonistan are winning these 2000 or 10000 have to be fed and watered, have your lot of idiots got soup kitchens running for them, sorry Liebour=Capitalism, selling them food, you lose and the British public lose for having Liebour as a political party.

    • 50
      Bread, P**ce and Gastric Bands says:

      Let’s turn it into the politics of anti-hypocricy, and make the second properties of all these socialists available for the homeless to live in.

    • 115
      Usually correct says:

      The politics of stopping hoohning scum robbing you, more like!

  11. 25
    Deep Froat says:

    Those plastic bullets have best before dates you know. so lads try to use a few at least eh? Aim for the groins.


    • 40
      NeverRed says:

      They obviously can’t aim for the brains as they would be wasted shots.
      Testicles and nipples might calm down the bottle throwers.

      • 121
        Usually correct says:

        Baton rounds are supposed to be aimed at the ground in front of protesters, ricocheting into their legs, actually! Any plod firing straight at people could be classed as dangerously incompetent.

        • 141
          The Paragnostic says:

          Double-charging them usually helps to clear the crowds more quickly…

          • Minekiller says:

            Or replacing the plastic shot with equivalent sized Every Ready or Duracell batterries. Worked in Belfast.

    • 44
      Smig says:

      Mind the windowlickers, Tino!

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    NeverRed says:

    1% of the working taxpaying population is 260,000, they certainly don’t represent the the other 25,940,000, who still contribute £billions paying for their education.

  14. 41
    dads for two aircraft carriers says:

    I saw them set off from UCL with two helicopters expensively escorting them. Measly numbers, definitely closer to 2,000.

  15. 46
    Stuart Baggs Calculator says:

    1% of the UK population is 750,000

    these people represent fuck all

  16. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    So what the protesters want is for government to tax me more so they can have a “free” education?

    They want cheaper goods, higher wages and less profits but more spending by government.

    Guess hey skipped maths lessons.

    • 57
      A little education is a marvellous thing says:

      I had a free university education, and think that free university educations should still be available.

      However, when I went there, only about 10% of the population went and the education which I was given was worth having. Now nearly anyone can go to university, the qualifications of many graduates are nearly worthless.

      Thatcher started it by letting the crappy polytechnics pretend to be universities, and it has been down hill all the way since then.

      • 150
        Bloke of a certain age says:

        It isnt free ever, someone pays.

      • 207
        AC1 says:

        Pity you never got an education then.

        I can boil down you screed into one line. “I forced someone to pay for something I liked, and it was all fatchcerz fault”

        Maybe try some learning next time?

    • 128
      AC1 says:

      They want an end to the greed of having to work for things, instead if you just do all the work and (forced to) pay for them.

      See simple.

  17. 51
    hry says:

    tony benn is more of a man than you’ll ever be Guido…your kids will be ashamed of you

  18. 59

    Oh, I wish I had their money!

  19. 63
    Ah! Monika says:

    Why oh why did I stupidly spend £20 on a toaster at Comet yesterday when I could have bought the whole company for £2?

  20. 71
    Gordon Brown says:

    I see Carlos Tevez hasn’t turned up yet again, despite drawing his poxy wages!

    What a Cun’t that man is.

  21. 72
    nell says:

    OK so the 2000 students who claim to be representing all the thousands of others who aren’t interested in turning up are now throwing apples and food at the police .

    If they can afford to throw good food away they’ve clearly got too much money to live on.

    • 86
      WVM says:

      Let them eat cake.

      • 114
        Polly Fuckface says:

        If my hubby still had his quango job we could still eat a slap-up meal in a Michelin starred restaurant on his expenses.

        Oh how I hate that b’stard Pickles.

        • 148
          jgm2 says:

          Never mind Polly. Stick it on The Gruaniad account.

          Or, failing that, expense it against PollyToynbeeWritesShit plc (directors Mr and Mrs Toynbee – salary 7200pa each, dividends (after expenses) taxed at 20%).

      • 124
        WVM says:

        And drink Starbucks coffee.

      • 221
        Jean-Jacques Rousseau says:

        Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.

  22. 76
    baaaaaa says:

    Whatever the view, it’s nice to see someone with backbone telling politicians to go fuck themselves and refusing to stand in line and obey like a load of sheep. Are you going to meekly knuckle under to pay off debts run up by financial crooks and a corrupt political establishment? Have a look at MPs and peers pension plan. i’ll just bet there’s no deficit there.

    • 104
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Someone with backbone? Have they started sleeping in their tents outside St. Pauls then?

    • 118
      Engineer says:

      Have a careful think about which governments ran up the debt. Then have a careful think about what best to do about it, with particular reference to the useful (or otherwise) effect of throwing missiles at the police and generally causing disruption.

      Then get back to us.

    • 188
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      “Whatever the view, it’s nice to see someone with backbone telling politicians to go fuck themselves”

      Except of course for one small fact, they are doing nothing of the sort.
      What they demonstrating about, is for politicians to increase debt / taxation, to fund their life choices.
      The parasite mantra of everyone pay for me, as always.

  23. 79
    Rove says:

    Hasn’t Benn moved out of his Notting Hill mansion into sheltered accommodation?

  24. 85
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Will anyone join me in pouring a sweet sherry, dear? It must be that time of the day by now.

  25. 94
    WVM says:

    Well well, looking at sky news it seems as though the student protest has turned in to as drug fuelled street rave now, party on dudes!

  26. 95
    MiguelM says:

    I think you will find that the ex Lord Stansgate,Citizen Benn, is the proud possessor of a Holland Park mansion nearer 8 million pounds. This is where you expect to find firebrand revolutionaries of course.

    • 106
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      You mean like Polly, Hattie and the Millibands?

    • 116
      Conning the Gullible says:

      When you realise the basic concept that ALL socialists are essentially hypocrits at heart their actions are completely rational !!

      • 159
        A Bloke of a certain age says:

        It is now universally accepted that Hypocricy is part of the warp and woof of Socialism and totally consistent with it.

    • 211
      A Kensington resident says:

      you are quite right the house is worth much more than 2m and I would not be surprised if it is more than 8m

      A Kensington resident

  27. 107
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    If you missed it, Chunk of Neo-Guidos Sky interview from earlier, with controversial (awesome) tshirt:

    • 187
      little billy suck_me_off says:


      has to wear a teeshirt because the fat cun*t can’t get a proper shirt to do up.

      a couple of rounds with tatchell should have got some weight off

  28. 112
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:
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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:
    • 135
      Anonymous says:

      I remember the days when you used to complain about people posting others comments without making any comment themselves. However, that was before you had various new arseholes torn!

    • 154
      Septic Blatter says:

      Who iz vinning ze war now, youz Englishe dummkopfs?

  31. 132
    Anonymous says:

    Guido pays Billy to post

    • 143
      Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

      Is that what they call it these days, dear? So much nicer than sodomise, don’t you agree?

  32. 134
    WVM says:

    I recommend installing the latest four Windows updates today and restart your PC as quick as you can. Apparently MS has been caught napping again as the hackers have found yet another back-door and are having a field day by all accounts.

    • 147
      The Paragnostic says:

      Haha – posting from my Linux lappie, so not bothered :-P

    • 174
      Steve Jobby says:

      Fuck the MS updates. I do, however, use that fucking annoying UAC after a nasty experience a while back.

      Dell 1721 Turion64x2 2GB 320 hard Turbo with strap on.

      “If we were meant to stare at computers all day, we would have been born wearing thick spectacles.”

  33. 140
    Taxpayer says:

    Why weren’t the student marchers in college?

  34. 142
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s come to the point where I can’t stand listening to labour MPs. Their rank hypocrisy, denial and outright lies has finally become too much.
    They really are scum.

  35. 145
    Gordon Brown says:

    buy euros

  36. 146
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Occupy Sydney is down to Four!

    I wonder what % they represent?

  37. 157
    Just a thought says:

    If the students want free education for four years why not ask them to spend the same amount of time in the armed forces in recompense for it. They’d be all done by the age of 28, otherwise they can pay for it via student loans.

    • 164
      A Bloke of a certain age says:

      I understand there is a tented university at St Pauls, perhaps the leftie lecturers could use it as a base and give their services for free for a few years and truly provide a free education to anyone who wants it.

    • 175
      Berny Bridges says:

      I like it. They will have to get a bit dirty though and fire a few bullets now and again and of course , a few will not come back at all.

    • 181
      AC1 says:

      Why not pay squaddies a decent wage so they can buy an education (not waste their time in an ivory towers marxist relic) after they’ve completed a stint.

      • 416
        Minekiller says:

        Exactly. A ‘GI Bill’ would shake things up a bit. Six years service from either 16 or 18, off to university at 22 or 24, done by 28. Experienced, educated people join workforce.

    • 359
      t says:

      What my gaughter has chosen to do, good deal if you ask me, but it’s 10 years not 3

  38. 158
    Dudley Zoo says:

    It appears that Tony Benn has invented the ‘seatcase”

    Unfortunately he did not check the government IP office

    Class 09:Laptop computer bags.
    Class 18:Luggage, suitcases, hand luggage, backpacks, dufflebags, sports bags, handbags, briefcases, attache cases, trunks, notebook computer bags, satchels, wheeled bags.

    Filing date:25 April 2006Next renewal date:25 April 2016Registration date:24 November 2006

  39. 172
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    so, James Murdoch back in front of Kangeroo court in the morning.


  40. 180
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Fifa allow Englands players to wear poppy on armbands.

    • 182
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:
      • 186
        Poppy Filth says:

        Hooooray !!

        • 198
          Gentlemen All Rise For Louise Mensch says:

          I laughed at your pseudonym. This whole thing has become so politicised and I shall be remembering those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, for not a lot, in my own, non headline-grabbing, way.
          This annual poppy-frenzy is becoming a farce.

          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            My great grandfather died so that the France could negotiate lots of money off the germans.

          • The Poppy-sellers loitering in supermarket entrances says:

            We shall scowl at you with our cold, dark eyes.

            Yes, you! Mein Gott, how dare you not ware a poppy, Schweinhund!!

          • No conviction politics says:

            Louise Mensch the type of Politician who would if entering Politics 10 years earlier would have been New Labour.

      • 191
        The Paragnostic says:

        I reckon the England team should all wear T-shirts with a big fuck-off poppy on them under their shirts, then when they have a goal celebration they can show the poppies with pride.

        Oh. I forgot – they’re playing Spain, so England goal celebrations will be…

        • 194

          Get removable tattoos of poppies on their cheeks. Fuck FIFA.

          • Ewanme says:

            GREAT idea , cat !!!

            I’s gonna get a proper poppy tramp stamp on each cheek , darlin x .

            Then , about this time evry year , I’s gonna lower my jeans to half-mast an face away from the watery , autumn sunshine .

            Now , if that don’t focus their brains , they is either already dead or a bit *funny* , if ya gets my drift , babes .

            *Note to self* Has u ever thunk of streakin at a major sportin event Ewa ?*

            *Note to self* Yes , darlin .

            *Note to self* Is u slighty dippy ?

            *Note to self* Maybe , baby .

            Etc etc

            E x .

          • Well done !

            You is not slightly dippy , darlin x .

            I is! :-)

            But I may be talking in a diff sense to u ;-)

            Anyways , whatever you are going to expose , I hopes I gets 2 c it somehow .

            I have had a sheltered upbringin , darlin x .

            (Will anyone buy that line anymore ? Aw shucks , never mind.)

            Hugs x

            SC x

        • 350
          Breaking News says:

          Poppies object to being worn on chavs John Terry , Rooney and Ferdinand.

      • 196
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Isn’t there a rule that states that black armbands should only be worn by scousers?

        • 206
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Yes, and only when they’re mourning the ‘untimely’ death of one of their chav skank inbreds, killed in the line of burgling, mugging or housebreaking.

          “He wuz a greet lad, ‘e wa’, he didn’ kick too many pensioners’ heads in, like; he coulda lived another 10 years, like, he had many more years of dr*g dealin’ in ‘im, like.”

          • Up the Workers says:

            You are Lady Mary off Downton Abbey and I claim my £5.00.

          • Mr Statistics says:

            Other areas have much worse crime figures than Merseyside – but don’t let the facts get in the way of your dumb-arsed bigotry.

            Crime watch: Where is the safest place to study?
            Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:54 by L. Hodges

            Manchester has the highest numbers of burglaries, robberies and violent crimes outside London. Lucy Hodges of the Independent asks “What does that mean for students?”
            Manchester has toppled Nottingham from pole position of most crime-ridden university city outside London, according to new figures published today. The city famous for its football teams and for its universities (Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Salford) beats all others for the number of burglaries, robberies and crimes of violence put together, says the Complete University Guide in its annual league table of crime.

            Times Higher Education quality-of-life index:

            At the bottom of the table (121st) is Manchester Metropolitan University, with the University of Manchester just three places behind it. Manchester Met did not respond to Times Higher Education’s requests for comment.

            Crime in England and Wales 2007/08
            Findings from the British Crime Survey and police recorded crime:

            Burglary in a dwelling per 10,000 households:
            Greater Manchester 200
            Merseyside 145

            All burglary per 10,000 households:
            Greater Manchester 552
            Merseyside 378

            All vehicle related theft per 10,000 households:
            Greater Manchester 1011
            Merseyside 600

            Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle per 10,000 population:
            Greater Manchester 49
            Merseyside 34

            Theft from a vehicle per 10,000 population:
            Greater Manchester 121
            Merseyside 73

            Violence against the person per 10,000 population:
            Greater Manchester 197
            Merseyside 153

            Sexual offences per 10,000 population:
            Greater Manchester 12
            Merseyside 7

            Robbery per 10,000 population:
            Greater Manchester 29
            Merseyside 12

            In 2007/08 62% of robberies in England and Wales were recorded by three police forces:
            Metropolitan, Greater Manchester and West Midlands.

            Last year, in 2006/07, there was a concentration of firearm offences (55%) in just three forces: the Metropolitan Police, Greater Manchester and West Midlands.

          • Merseyside Police have been exposed for rigging the statistics…

          • Mr Statistics says:

            Guido, a few refs would have been appreciated.

            All police authorities massage their stats.

            Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 20:20 GMT 21:20 UK
            Merseyside Police has been praised for improving the standard of its crime recording.
            The Audit Commission placed the force in the top 30% of forces in England and Wales in its annual review.
            The force also has an overall management arrangement rating of good, as is the accuracy of crime recorded. Internal leadership was also commended.

            The British Crime Survey – also released today – surveys 45,000 members of the public about crime and the results on violence are certainly better for Merseyside.

            It believes violent crime has fallen nationally by 11% and found just 4% of people in the region said they had been the victim of a personal crime at least once, significantly lower than other Metropolitan areas.

            The Home Office views the British Crime Survey as a more reliable indicator of crime than the recorded crime statistics, since some forces have not yet undergone audit to check they are using the new recording formulas brought in in 2002 correctly.

            Merseyside has been audited and found to be recording accurately.

      • 433
        Michael Moore says:

        Shame on FIFA for allowing the hijacking of poppies. They have been around for 90 years but it is only now that them FA want them worn in international football matches. Were they unaware of their existence before this year?

  41. 189

    Dromedary has been working on the lump.

  42. 190
    Doley Doley says:

    This a spurious argument, really. It is the sort of thing one has become accustomed to reading on this blog. And to think that Guido Fawkes was a folk hero at one point for scaling politicians.

    • 193

      100% refund awaits you at the door.

      Fuck off.

    • 218
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      I can’t even remember what the argument was at the top of the thread now I’m at the bottom. God bless you, my cheeky bottle of Bishop’s Finger.

    • 366
      Up the Workers says:

      It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

      • 375
        Doley Doley says:

        So I take it that once your wealth hits a certain level, the political opinions you are allowed to have become restricted? Does this mean that you should give your money away to not be a hypocrite? This is ridiculous.

        • 422
          Archer Karcher says:

          It’s not ridiculous at all.

          If you really believe in the redistribution of wealth, then redistribution starts with your own bank account first, not other peoples.

  43. 209
    Nothing But Robust says:

    so Cameron asks Sepp Blatter for a sensible solution and can England have a poppy on their footy shirts.

    Blatter says piss off

    So the Royal family ask Blatter can England have a poppy on their footy shirts

    Blatter says you can have an armband with a poppy on it

    FFS people are still getting killed everyday thanks to politicians all around the world – why can’t we ask for an end to war instead of a fucking poppy???

  44. 213
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    It’s good to see some of these rich folks joining the rest of us. But they’ll still be up against the wall on the day I’m afraid.

  45. 220
    Gordon's Top Financial Tips says:

    My top tip for the day today is 10-year Italian bonds, snap ‘em up quick they’ll be like rocking house shit in days!

  46. 226
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    bloody Irish footie on later.

  47. 227
    Shauniebabes says:

    Billy Bragg got rich because he produced a product and sold it.

    He didn’t demand a massive bonus and a taxpayer bail out when his latest single failed to chart

    • 234
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      errr.. not really. He got records sold because the tax funded BBC played his dreary shite music, courtesy of lefty media wankers like Jon ( I married a minor) Peel and Andy (wifebeater) Kershaw and have spent 30 years trying to make him into some great sage and voice of the people, when he is just another hypocritical Marxist luvvie who is long overdue a good kicking.

      • 257
        HenryV says:

        Can you get Bragg on iTunes? Just wonderin’ ……….

      • 376
        Doley Doley says:

        Oh you mean he profited from a system rigged in his favour? Of course he’s alone in having done this. What a scoundrel.

  48. 228
    not a machine says:

    The 1% who cannot explain ecnomics only carp about the method of necessary debt reduction from a poptastic VIP lounge , backstage passes all round .

    PMQs was landed in Daves court and 6 on 6 ,Therresa May as I expected made a valiant pose at the despatch box and the subsequent occasionally vicious exchanges were interesting “the home office has walls paved with dynamite” nice of Alan to list upcomming list of engagements , the big guns rolled out , kaufman made some big noises but so little substance admitting grumbly “she had got away this time” , yvette sank back as her governments record became all too apparent .Front man Chris Bryant got all angry “I did not say that , I did not say that ” oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Just caught Chris Grayling deliver the best one on youth unemployment I saw on liam Byrne “who left a note saying there was no money left ” , Liam grappled to put hand on dispatch box ,but it seemed to blow him away .Interesting results from new youth back to work project, hope it is practicle and works , I dare not tell of some the programs under labour that didnt work for the expense . I still maintain that there is problem with actual types of work available but that has been going on for some time and will require some big changes .

  49. 236
    WVM says:

    I’m not taking any sides here, the student march today look to be 3,000 to 4,000 max.

    Take a look and see what you think, it certainly wasn’t 10,000 as the BBC would of had you believe.

    • 242
      nell says:

      Sky estimated it this afternoon at ‘about 2000′.

      • 267
        The shock of self-sufficiency says:

        The BBC have down-sized their estimate to “several thousands”.

        Met Police say 2K. In short, a total failure for the protesters.

        Poor young leftie mongs. They’ll have to pay for their own education, and not rely on McDonalds’ workers and toilet cleaners to put up the cash.

        “Boo hoo! Life’s so unfair!,” tweeted a leftie-mong with his iPhone. In Starbucks.

  50. 240
    Dr Conrad Murray says:

    Dear Jimmy,
    can you please fix it for me to give Gordon his bed time milk tonight?

  51. 244
    nell says:

    Talking of 1%’s.

    The Economist is depicting the core EU Group in a picture that shows them being launched to sea in a colander. Very appropriate.

  52. 245
    Freudian Slip Showing says:

    From :

    Yesterday Lord Justice Leveson rejected calls from the Crown Persecution Service (CPS) and the Metropolitan Police to allow them to review evidence and make decision about what can be shared with the participants and the public

  53. 247
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:
    • 256
      a cock, thick as thieves, his wife and her todger says:

      I’ve got a cock the size of a lefties brain

  54. 249
    annette curton says:

    Polly Toynbee and Billy Bragg, LOL, two millionaire ‘socialists’, one that can’t write and another that can’t sing or play the guitar, what a treat.

    • 263
      Billy Bragg says:

      I agree with these Protesting Students….

      I’d be pissed off too if I was being charged £9,000 a year for lectures that I couldn’t be arsed getting out of bed to attend.

  55. 250
    Politically Motivated Harassment says:

  56. 254
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Is happy :-)

    Just checked followers (on twitter).

    :-) :-)

  57. 272
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    It just has to “Black Thursday” tomorrow for the FTSE

    Dow Jones 11761.11 – -409.07

  58. 294
    MB. says:

    Laura Kuenssberg is Tweeting that the Germans are looking for ways for countries to exit the Euro without leaving the EU, some are interpreting that as her saying that the Germans want out of the Euro but I don’t think she means that. But stranger things happening at the moment.

    • 320
      annette curton says:

      From annex to exit, Stalingrad MK 2, have they been given orders to fight to the last man?, will parachute drops keep the troops supplied?, with Greece, Italy and Spain it now means they are fighting on three fronts and history tells us that the French will capitulate at the first sign of trouble.

  59. 302

    FIFA = Fucking Intolerable Fascist Arseholes

    That is all.

  60. 305
  61. 307
    Gordon Brown says:

    Can I be manager at the Bank of Toytown ?

    • 311
      Simon Heffer says:

      Do what you fucking like, sir. The imaginary world of money is going into meltdown and I have Shirley Bassey blaring out on number eleven,

    • 316
      Big Ears (aka Charles Clarke) says:

      Fuck off. That’s Frau Martha Monkey’s job, and you know it full well.

  62. 321
    Gordon Brown says:

    I like playing with Monopoly money.

  63. 324
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Ha ha ha ha !
    More people turned out for Sir Jimmy Saville’s funeral
    Than this embarrassment of a student protest march
    i’ve seen bigger crowds outside a fuckin chippy !

    • 329
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Was the crowd Tom Watson?

      • 336
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        Even in the summer these pale skinned bedsit dwellers were sat around campfires freezing their little student arses off !
        But now the weather is getting cold did the organisers really think they could prise The dirty scruffy bastards out of their “Wank Pit’s” ?

      • 362
        nell says:

        Oh I doubt it! He’s less active than male 20 year old students who have difficulty in getting up before 4pm in the day when they then hit the student bar.

  64. 331
    nell says:

    Talking of percentages here’s another one.

    Approx 53% of the National Association Heat Teachers turned out to cast a vote on whether they should strike over pensions. 75% of those voted to strike. By my reckoning , though I’m not exactly a mathematical whizz and no doubt there are some on here who are, that means about 38% of the union membership voted for a strike – not exactly overwhelming then?!

    I love this myopic leftwing view of democracy.

    Anyway if all these highly paid and gold plated pensioned government employees choose to pointlessly march through London on 30th November just to make more people aware of their unreasonable demands – Yawn! – be my guest . Young Nell and I will be off doing something enjoyable like visiting the theatre or the National Science Museum or something.

  65. 333
    Laurie Penny says:

    Stop the rape – you’re all rapists. Everybody wants to rape me (someone please please do it for real)

    • 347
      Engineer says:

      Your fantasies are clearly a bit too vivid. Try a mug of Horlicks before bedtime – it’ll help calm you down.

  66. 338
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    • 354
      nell says:

      Now there was a band and a half! far superior to the Beatles in my view!

      Not sure if this you tube link will work, not being ever so au fait with this technology lark, but this is the one you want – ‘ We are the Champions’ – all about believing in yourself.

  67. 339
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

    Ps went to follow Tom and found out i was blocked, do the Labour party fear little ole me? :-)

    • 341
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      Yep. I’m blocked too. I only sent him one tweet:

      “Did I pay for that Xbox? Do your pissing job.”

      Seemed reasonable enough to me…

    • 342
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Watson is that fat he got stuck in the portal. Is this a variant on port hole duff. Billy you might know.

    • 346
      nell says:

      I’m actually rather shocked! Is portal 2 some sort of online game?

      If it is , is that a suitable time wasting occupation for someone who claims to be an adult and a lawmaker?

      Surely nobody over the age of 16 plays such games?

      • 353
        Infuriated of West Mids says:

        Yep, Nell – it’s a video game. Unbelievable. I confess that about once a month I might break out my old Xbox for nostalgia’s sake, but I certainly wouldn’t if I had a meeting to prepare for in the morning. Let alone a Select Committee.

        And the fat bloater blocked me from following him for pointing it out…


    • 349
      Engineer says:

      Never mind, Tom. You can save some questions for when you have Mirror Group executives in your sights. Being utterly fair-minded, you will, of course, be just as rigorous with them as you are with NI execs.

    • 358
      nell says:

      He has a ‘massive day’ tomorrow – what sort of expression is that?

      What does he mean? Is he planning some sort of extended lunch with prezza?!

      • 360
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:

        James Murdoch in front of kangeroo court (select commitee) in the morning 11am ish

        • 364
          I don't need no doctor says:

          You can hear the orgasms at the BBC already.

        • 367
          nell says:

          Ohhh! Well I’m a bit of a follower of the news but I missed that one.

          More fascinated with the domino collapse in the EU – Greece then Italy- then expected to be Spain – then expected that France will follow…..

          And then there’s this Ir an thing – have they haven’t they got a nuc lear
          bo mb?

          Talking to one of the american murdoch’s is miniscule fry by comparison to all that but how typically out of touch labour that they’d think such an insignificant thing was of major importance?!

          Of course if they’d like to call in the head of the graudian (sorry forget his name now) and maguire of the mirror and ask them some pointed questions about phone hacking I guess they might manage to get themselves some media interest in tomorrow’s ongoing crises.

      • 363
        Tessa Tickles says:

        Ordinarily, Twatson’s day involves farting around doing sweet fuck all at the taxpayers’ expense. Leeching off the British worker. A Labour speciality.

        But tomorrow, the thick fat communist cunt is actually going to have to do some work.

        This is, in his vernacular, “massive”. Or, as other people with the mentality of a teenager would say, “sooo unfair!!”. So he’s preparing for it by playing video games.

        Poor old fat-fuck Twatson. Isn’t it awful he’s got to do some work? Tomorrow. After the thick cunt’s spent the night playing games?

      • 372
        Tom Fatson says:

        ‘Massive day’ simply means I’ve eaten mine and Lard Presslott’s week’s pie allocation today and will be evacuating my bowels in Portaloo 2.

      • 398
        I thought it was Twatson! says:

        Some stale stools to strangle into the stinking sewer I suspect!!

  68. 343
    grobdj says:

    G20 public sector pensions Euro debt crisis poppies on armbands merchant bankers are not all that bad relaxed immigration checks blah blah

    The real problem is our imports just hit a record high, and this is not increasing volume it is further inflation in the pipeline

    Prices of some hard disks have doubled in the last couple of months, we don’t make any so we’re sitting ducks

  69. 368
    This is mad Britain says:

    Bbc are working extra hard to displace May and defend labour placeman Brodie, Postie Johnson has been wheeled out tonight to spout on about how marvellous his “very good friend, I know him very well” man is and how May is totally wrong, wrong wrong.

    • 383
      nell says:

      Oh well – postmanpat – a greyer man than our worthy johnmajor.

      Doubt whether his little water pistol is going to dislodge the stoic May backed up Cameron’s resolve.

    • 389
      Anonymous says:

      was Brodie a labour appointment by any chance ?

      • 393
        This is mad Britain says:

        Yes, was a labour appointee, how else do you think he got away scot free after being the prison governor who was in charge when explosives etc., were smuggled into his jail.

  70. 373
    the Nub says:

    The problem with state education is that it is delivered by socialists.

    • 385
      nell says:

      Alas. Very true.

      But then if you’re a caring parent you make sure that youngnell or littlejimmy get additional tuition to thwart the state’s intention of turning them into welfare benefit dependants!!

      • 424
        Anonymous says:

        An excellent point.

        Is it safe to assume that anyone offering private tuition is not simply offering ‘further and better’ indoctrination, or have you to keep a beady eye on them to ensure that you and your little one are getting value for money?

  71. 377
    Dirty Ha*ry ITV4 now says:

    All time classic, never gets dull. Ha*ry Callahan hands out rough justice to punks. One of the best moments is when the police chief tells him the murderer he beat the shit out of “had rights”. Ha*ry’s reply: “Well I’m all broken up about that man’s rights”. :-D

  72. 378
    nell says:

    Just a thought guido/neo guido.

    The 1% club looks to have access to rather more disposable cash than the
    bil der burg bunch.

    No doubt that’s why tolly proddle spends so much time in italy – close to corfu and her nate and mandy heroes.

  73. 380
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (Episode six, the Umpire strikes back) also in Cunt3DHDTV says:


    will consider it (your last tweet), but it usally goes to a worthwile candidate :-)

    Has to go (running late now )

    • 386
      nell says:

      Last thought for the night sweetie. You are always worthwhile.

      Too few worthwhile people around. Don’t work too hard and take care!

  74. 381
    • 395
      nell says:

      He might have downsized his house but he didn’t give away the proceeds of his last one sweetie – the surplus £millions will be invested in trusts for his privileged family.

      No problem with that at all just let’s not deny it!!

    • 399
      RedEd'smumcrustyflaps says:

      Oh Shaney, where ismy E45 cream? Can you find it and apply it to my left flap? It is very sore!

    • 402
      The Paragnostic says:

      I think I pointed this out further up the thread.

      But never mind – I’m sure a 750 grand granny flat is far better in Labour eyes than a 7.5 million town house.

      Hope the silly old bastard has a long and peaceful dotage.

  75. 382
    John's a berk says:

    Best moment in today’s PMQs was when Berk-oh stood up to make a smug comment about the youth parliament and a whole load of Tory MPs immediately groaned in exasperation.

    • 387
      nell says:

      Oh No.

      The Best Bit was where cameron quoted mauriceglasman , militwit’s prized adviser, when he said ‘ labour lied about immigration’!

      Classic. Absolute Classic!!

  76. 384
    Socialists says:

    We’ve never forgiven the Tories and Thatcher for abolishing ILEA!

  77. 396
    hehehehe says:

    There’s a female Cambridge professor on Newsnight at the moment, she looks like a fuckin’ afghan hound!

  78. 406
    not a machine says:

    Well Ok I hear the reasoned calls on new nuclear fisson power stations , I can see that they fill the forthcomming energy gaps , the loan to forgemasters I presume is for new large castings forge to make better reactors , so I think we can say its a done about them .

    What I object and always have objected in neuclear power is that the full costs have never been properly explained or accounted , it is of course cheap energy if you do not include the subsides from government or for that matter the decomissioning .We have had assurances that the new companies invited to build are going to do a complete cost , with it is said inclusion of decommisioning ?? and dumping to repository , as yet though no figures have been realeased to consider , nor what type of reactor is favoured .
    There isnt even any analysis of erm how shall i put it alternative ways of achieveing lower energy use , or the effect of recycling on renewable technology .

    So where shall we start ?
    Each decomission is about £100-£150nm who is going to pay for that ?
    Each new build 1.6 gw nuclear is about £5bn (life span ? running costs?)

    if you pumped that kinda of money into , mixed power generation , better new housing and perhaps changed some energy use thinking , the requirement for peak demand can be changed , and perhaps more importantly it can be done in the time spans with a better dimishing total energy requirement , as the thinking for new nuclear . Why has no move been made for some reservoir capacity that could do some hydro generation ?
    Why has little investment been done on heat recovery power generation systems on high energy use buisness or for that matter super efficent power stations , or high temp waste burns .

    what i am suggesting is that for the same money , you really could get more for less , in terms of future determinations with some lateral thinking and changes .My additional point being that as some fuels become expended , you will be requiring such technology anyhow , so might as well get on with it .
    I will also venture the ecnomics of fuel crops from perfectly good root or cereal food land will become apparent , with feed prices needed to intensively farm (thanks Labour for that wonk).

    Lets have some figures on how this new nuclear is to work (being as not one has ever been built on budget or is sunsidised) and then lets see if the same money could not do somthing better ?? It is a worthy question is it not ??

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    400dth ? says:

    This is shit.

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    Money is worth nothing. That is what the interest rates set by the MPC tell us.

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    Anonymous says:

    So in your world, if you’ve been successful you should abandon your beliefs and cease to speak out against unfair policies? Idiot.

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    Anonymous says:

    Tony’s house is probably worth more like 5-6 Million.

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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”

Alexrod says:

It’s money innit.

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